Tuesday, May 31, 2011

European protests and other happenings

Things seem to be heating up in Europe.  Yesterday, we learned:
Spaniards protesting over the handling of the country's economic crisis vowed to keep their tents in central city squares this week, as a wave of similar protests spread to other major European cities. 
Hundreds of people both young and old voted late on Sunday to keep a two-week-old protest encampment in Madrid's main Puerta del Sol square going until Thursday at least, a move echoed in Spain's second largest city Barcelona. 
Dubbed "los indignados" (the indignant), tens of thousands of demonstrators packed squares across Spain in a wave of outrage over high unemployment and government austerity measures in the run-up to local and regional elections on May 22. 
The elections dealt a crushing defeat to Spain's ruling Socialists, who have had to balance voter anger over national belt tightening and investor demands for strict measures to keep the public deficit in check. 
The "Real Democracy Now" movement, also coined the "Spanish Revolution", and has inspired similar demonstrations across Europe. 
In Greece, protests have drawn about 24,000 people to Athens' central Syntagma square, and about 1,500 in the Northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, according to usually conservative police estimates. 
On Monday around 30 tents were laid out in Athens' central square, as part of a daily gathering that kicked off last Wednesday and which is seen less politically motivated than traditional protest rallies called on by labour unions. 
"Finally, it was time we woke up from the lethargy. We feel the need to step forward, to state our disappointment, our disgust, our anger and end any kind of tolerance against all those who bear the responsibility," a movement called "The Indignant Citizens" wrote on a blog. 
In Paris riot police cleared out the Place de la Bastille on Sunday evening after hundreds of protestors gathered on the steps of a popular opera house there, claiming solidarity with similar grass-roots movements in Spain and Greece. 
The crowd, seemingly made up of protestors in their mid-twenties, banged on drums, sat in the evening sunshine and brandished signs that read "Real democracy now", "Wake up, Paris" and "Get Indignant!" 
Protestors estimated the turnout at over 1,000 and cited several arrests as well as some injured. Police said around 500 people had shown up. 
"We started these spontaneous gatherings around 10 days ago and they are growing," said one protestor, who asked not to be named. "At first we were just a few and now hundreds are showing up every day, with big spikes on the weekend. 
The protestor, a student who said he did not want to be identified as a spokesperson or organiser, said similar gatherings had taken place in 31 French cities. 
A pan-European "major day of protest" was set for June 19, the protestor said, adding that his group -- the French chapter of the Spanish "Acampada" movement -- had yet to formulate any precise demands.
This will be coming to your neighborhood sooner rather than later.  Which side will you be on? (h/t Daryl Bradford Smith's www.iamthewitness.com)

Truth and justice cannot be suppressed.  God bless the protesters and good people of Span here!  People the world over are sick and tired of the fascist, Zionist oligopoly that has dominated the global economy and governments of the Western world.  Count me in that group.  How about you?

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I submitted a question to Len Osanic, host of Black Ops Radio, back in March hoping he and his regular guest, Jim DiEugenio (<-- a critical look at DiEugenio), who operates Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination, would get around to addressing it in the near future.  On May 5th, Len and Jim did address my question, which I'd like to transcribe here, as I think it relates to most of the issues discussed here on this blog.

My question: Michael Collins Piper has written a book titled “Final Judgment” which contends that the Mossad was one of the prime conspirators in the JFK assassination. It’s quite clear JFK made all sorts of enemies, even before he entered the White House. Jim’s explanation of JFK’s outlook on 3rd world colonialism and his Congo policy really highlight just a small sample of the types of folks he was against. But, I’ve never heard either of you or any of your guests talk about JFK’s policy towards Israel, and his efforts to keep them from developing a nuclear weapon, which the Israelis made clear was one of their priorities. Also, JFK’s efforts to sidestep the Federal Reserve, which was founded way back in 1913, clearly made a lot of entrenched interests very angry. Looking forward to hearing your thoughtful response to my question.

DiEugenio: I think there’s (sic) two questions here, the one is about Michael Collins Piper and his book. Alright, I read Michael Collins Piper’s book a very long time ago, and I thought it was a very poor book. Look, I don’t care what the thesis of the book is. The way I look at any book is simply this- what is your thesis, what is your sub-thesis, do you have the evidence to back up what you’re saying? OK? And then, how good is that evidence? Does it prove what you’re saying, or does it only advance an interesting point, or does it not prove what you’re saying at all?

Now, looking back at Final Judgment, I thought a lot of the evidence he had was just kinda silly. One of the things he said was that Jack Ruby was actually still alive, he actually put that in his book. So, if you’re going to build this Israeli conspiracy, you better have something more than Jack Ruby, you better have something a lot more than that. So, I didn’t think he advanced anywhere near enough evidence to make his thesis credible. I mean, just because Kennedy was against Israel building a nuclear reactor that doesn’t mean the Israelis went ahead and killed him. You have to prove that. You have to show the evidence for that.

Needless to say, I sure hope Michael Collins Piper responds to this nonsense coming from DiEugenio.

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Isn't it funny how the same forces of death and mayhem seem to be instigating, financing, and prosecuting every major conflict for the past 100+ years at least?

The most recent example comes from from the Israeli daily, Haaretz:
Spanish police have arrested eight people who allegedly planned to sell to Iran U.S.-made military transport helicopters that they bought from Israel with U.S. government approval.

Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said five Spanish businessmen and three Iranians who had come to Spain to finalize the deal have been arrested.
Yossi Melman, once again from Haaretz, feigns ignorance:
The Ofer Brothers Group may be scurrying into damage control in Israel, Singapore, London and Washington, after the United States blacklisted it for trading with Iran, but Israel seems to be doing nothing to enforce international sanctions on Iran.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who endlessly preaches the need for firm action against Iran to prevent it from acquiring nuclear arms, is not lifting a finger to stop Israeli companies and individuals indirectly trading with Iran. [...]

At least 200 international companies operating in Israel maintain extensive trade ties with Iran. These ties include investments in the Iranian energy industry, which is Iran's main income source and serves to funnel funds to develop missiles, the nuclear program and other unconventional weapons.

In 2008 Israel enacted legislation prohibiting Israeli companies from investing in such corporations. But so far the government has done nothing to enforce it. Even after the Israel Electric Corp. and the Israeli Airports Authority purchased hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment from Danish and German companies operating in Iran, and after Haaretz reported it, Israel still did nothing.
This all comes after the surprisingly revealing article published in the New York Times back in March detailing U.S. corporate dealings in Iran, despite the nonsensical rhetoric spewing from the government and media:
The federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in contract payments, grants and other benefits over the past decade to foreign and multinational American companies while they were doing business in Iran, despite Washington’s efforts to discourage investment there, records show.

That includes nearly $15 billion paid to companies that defied American sanctions law by making large investments that helped Iran develop its vast oil and gas reserves.

For years, the United States has been pressing other nations to join its efforts to squeeze the Iranian economy, in hopes of reining in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Now, with the nuclear standoff hardening and Iran rebuffing American diplomatic outreach, the Obama administration is trying to win a tough new round of United Nations sanctions.

But a New York Times analysis of federal records, company reports and other documents shows that both the Obama and Bush administrations have sent mixed messages to the corporate world when it comes to doing business in Iran, rewarding companies whose commercial interests conflict with American security goals.

Many of those companies are enmeshed in the most vital elements of Iran’s economy. More than two-thirds of the government money went to companies doing business in Iran’s energy industry — a huge source of revenue for the Iranian government and a stronghold of the increasingly powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, a primary focus of the Obama administration’s proposed sanctions because it oversees Iran’s nuclear and missile programs.

Other companies are involved in auto manufacturing and distribution, another important sector of the Iranian economy with links to the Revolutionary Guards. One supplied container ship motors to IRISL, a government-owned shipping line that was subsequently blacklisted by the United States for concealing military cargo.

Beyond $102 billion in United States government contract payments since 2000 — to do everything from building military housing to providing platinum to the United States Mint — the companies and their subsidiaries have reaped a variety of benefits. They include nearly $4.5 billion in loans and loan guarantees from the Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that underwrites the export of American goods and services, and more than $500 million in grants for work that includes cancer research and the turning of agricultural byproducts into fuel.

In addition, oil and gas companies that have done business in Iran have over the years won lucrative drilling leases for close to 14 million acres of offshore and onshore federal land. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day


Tell me, how hypocritical, Orwellian and deceitful does this sound (emphasis mine):
President Obama and 2012 presidential candidates will honor America's veterans by participating in services and events on Memorial Day.

President Obama will visit the Arlington National Cemetery today where he and his wife Michelle Obama will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. After the ceremony, they will join a Memorial Day service at the Memorial Amphitheater at the cemetery.

In his Memorial Day proclamation, Obama declared May 30 a day of prayer for permanent peace and called the nation to unite in a time of prayer at 11:00 a.m. local time Monday. He also asked all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

"On this Memorial Day, we honor the generations of Americans who have fought and died to defend our freedom," the president said in this proclamation issued Friday.

"On this solemn day in which Americans unite in remembrance of our country's fallen, we also pray for our military personnel and their families, our veterans, and all who have lost loved ones. As a grateful Nation, we forever carry the selfless sacrifice of our fallen heroes in our hearts, and we share the task of caring for those they left behind."
Literally everyday on TV, in the media, and even in daily interactions with others we are asked to "remember our heroes" and "support our troops."  Especially on Memorial Day, a national holiday dedicated to commemorating U.S. military personnel who have died in service, Americans are asked to blindly support the military, which has been used to launch criminal wars of aggression and other atrocities initiated by the Zionist FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB on 9/11.  Why would anyone want to support these types of abhorrent policies?  And how can President Obama ask us to pray for "permanent peace" when he is the commander in chief of the very military forces waging an endless war against a manufactured enemy?

I flat out reject the notion that we must blindly and uncritically support the troops, summarized quite nicely by Lucinda Marshall:
One of the guilt factors that continues to keep the mostly white and privileged anti-war movement supporting the troops is the argument that many soldiers come from impoverished circumstances and are motivated to join the military because of the education and job benefits that are marketed by recruiters and glossy advertisements. Implicit in this angst is the assumption that it is racist and classist to deny the 'benefits' of military service to those who choose to enlist just because of our own ideological objections to the military industrial complex.

There are several major problems with this line of reasoning. First, the benefits aren't all they are cracked up to be. For some, military service has been a positive experience on a personal level, but for too many others, it has not. Many military personnel receive no educational benefits at all and only a few receive full benefits.

In addition, while the military boasts about job benefits, the reality is that, according to the Veteran's Administration, veterans' actually make less money in civilian life than those without military experience. They also make up 1/3 of homeless men and 20% of the nation's prison population.

How then can it be appropriate to support recruits who sign up for benefits that are overstated if not totally illusory? By saying that we understand that they signed up because of the benefits, we are buying into the myth of the military as a tool for social betterment. In essence, we are excusing them (and ourselves) from questioning the morality of their participation in a system that was designed to wage war. [...]

[...] Would we not better support those who join the military for the job benefits if we insisted that our spending priorities emphasize education and job training, rather than cutting those funds so that the only option left is the military?

By supporting those who sign up for the benefits, we are saying that we think they are so low on the totem poll that the only way we are going to give them a chance to better themselves and lead a productive life is if they first risk their lives for something that we don't actually even believe in. And then maybe, possibly, depending on the small print at the bottom of their contracts, they might get the benefits.

Most importantly, supporting those who sign up to serve their country totally excuses the immorality of justifying the unjust as patriotism. There can be no excuse for enriching the coffers of the likes of Halliburton while bleeding dry our human capital and the resources of this planet.

It is not now nor has it ever been in the best interests of our country, any other country, or indeed the planet to kill innocent people, to poison the environment with nuclear weaponry, to destroy cities and deprive people of their health or the basic necessities of life for any reason. It does not matter what their religion or skin color is or what language they speak or how much oil is under their sand.
Amen to that.  Can any rational person disagree with the position taken here?

Just this morning, we learn of yet another disgusting atrocity committed by the military we're supposed to blindly support and cheer on, as if these wars are some noble endeavor being undertaken:
NATO air strikes have killed at least 52 Afghans over the past 24 hours, including 32 civilians and 20 members of the police. The deaths came in two strikes, one in the Helmand Province and another in Nuristan.
Can anyone justify supporting a military that commits outrageous crimes like the one described above?  What is so noble and righteous about these sorts of activities?

Can anyone justify supporting a government that prosecutes these sorts of crimes?  Can anyone justify supporting anyone who uncritically passes on the government line about these wars, and the justification for them?

It's always important to remember that war is a racket, as Major General Smedley Butler famously said:
WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes. [...]

And let us not forget the bankers who financed the great war. If anyone had the cream of the profits it was the bankers. Being partnerships rather than incorporated organizations, they do not have to report to stockholders. And their profits were as secret as they were immense. How the bankers made their millions and their billions I do not know, because those little secrets never become public — even before a Senate investigatory body.
Indeed, the Rothschild owned Federal Reserve system that controls the U.S. money supply has been behind virtually every war and economic depression in the past 100 years at least.

Let's stop buying into this fake patriotism.  Let's stop supporting people that pursue these policies.

UPDATE: Deborah Dupre, of the Human Rights Examiner, points out a brazen example of the tyranny at home our soldiers die to defend:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Barry Soetoro

President Barack Obama Barry Soetoro seems to be hiding things from his past.  (h/t Les Visible)
Hold on folks. It's wrong to ridicule citizens who are asking legitimate questions about the man who is our President. In fact, as responsible citizens, it's our duty to protect our country, not to blindly support someone who quite frankly, we'd never even heard of 3 years ago.

Here are a few things that Obama is hiding from you and all other Americans:
  • Barack Obama / Stanley Ann Dunham marriage license -- Not released
  • Lolo Soetoro / Stanley Ann (Dunham) Obama marriage license -- Not released
  • Record of adoption by Lolo Soetoro -- Not released
  • Baptismal certificate -- Not released
  • Indonesian Passport, renewed for travel to Pakistan, a restricted nation for U.S. citizens in 1981 -- Not released
  • Student records at Mentung No. 1 public school in Jakarta, Indonesia Not released
  • Hawaii elementary school records Not released.
  • Punahou High School records - Not released
  • How his education at Punahou, a very expensive private school (Current tuition is $17,300/year.), was paid for.
  • Selective Service Registration - Released but proven to be Counterfeit
  • SAT score Not released
  • Occidental College records - Not released
  • Columbia College records - Not released
  • Columbia thesis - Not released
  • Harvard College records - Not released
  • Harvard Law Review articles - None (maybe 1, but not signed)
  • How he paid for his Occidental, Columbia and Harvard education Not released
  • LSAT score not released
  • University of Chicago scholarly articles None found
  • Law practice client list - Not released
  • Financial records while a community organizer in Chicago Not released
  • Annenburg Project records - Not released
  • Illinois State Senate records - None (Locked up to prohibit public view)
  • Illinois State Senate schedule - 'Lost' (ALL other Illinois state senators' records are intact)
  • Medical records - Not released
  • Passport - Not released
  • Why his social security number allegedly starts with 042, a number issued in Connecticut sometime during 1976-1977.
  • Why his mother, Ann Dunham, is reported to have nearly a dozen aliases, at least two different Social Security numbers, and upwards of over 99 separate addresses.
  • Father's name and address, and if dead, his death certificate. Not released
  • Mother's death certificate showing who survivors are. Not released
  • Mother probate estate records showing who heirs are. Not released
  • In addition to being simply "Not released" most of these records are SEALED.
More here.  Seems like a pretty spooky background to me.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Truthful leader for once?

Video originally found at John Kaminski's website:

I know this is old, but it's worth recalling, especially in light of the absolute betrayal put on display yesterday at the U.S. Capital.  Watch and listen carefully.

Now think about the impression painted by the Zionist owned Western media of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Iranian people specifically, and the Muslim world generally, who just happen to be living on the land containing a good portion of the natural resources coveted by the largest corporations of the world, which are dominated and controlled by the very forces trying to convince you the Muslims are bad.  Hmmm....anyone else starting to pick up on this?

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Speaking of betrayal, this has be the most brazen, in-your-face displays of it in modern history:

We are watching a foreign leader tell lies right to our faces as the people supposed to be representing us, the American people, mindlessly cheer and clap away.  It's time for a new government.

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Here's what Iranian news is reporting about who controls the US government. A bit more reality based than the Zionist mainstream media. Just a bit.

You'll notice at the beginning of the clip, Alison Weir of If Americans Knew gets her phone batted out of her hands by one of the shills for the Zionists and their murderous, psychopathic agenda. A brief excerpt of her recollection of the experience (h/t www.iamthewitness.com):
We had just completed a CNI press briefing at the National Press Club, when the next group scheduled to use the room, “Israel Is Not Alone,” began to enter. One of their members saw our signs and began a discussion with a member of the CNI group. The conversation was heated but within appropriate bounds. Another “Israel Is Not Alone” member, however, then approached the CNI man in a somewhat threatening posture and loudly began to berate him.

At that point Lt. Col Karen Kwiatkowski, who had spoken on our panel, thought she recognized the man and he was asked his name. At first he only gave his first name, Jerry, but eventually also gave his last name: Boykin.

Lt. Gen Boykin (three stars) is known for making offensive statements about Islam and supporting Israel.

For some reason, I actually thought I might be able to convince him to rethink his positions. I told him I had been born at West Point and tried to tell him about Palestine. I was holding a booklet from our press conference, and asked him fervently to read it. He didn’t say anything.

As I was trying to describe the facts, another man came up and began haranguing me. He was almost shaking with fury. He yelled that Muslims tear the fingernails off Christians and similar things. I tried to answer him, but he shouted over everything I tried to say. I got my phone out and tried to video what he was yelling at me. I then tried to resume my conversation with Boykin and tell him about my first trip to Palestine, but the man continued shouting at me, drowning out my words, so I again tried to video what he was yelling at me. He suddenly violently hit my hand and phone, knocking the phone across the room.

I was stunned. A bit shaken, I asked someone to get security, which they did. Some of the “Israel Is Not Alone” group, probably realizing that their member had just crossed a serious line and was guilty of battery, brought me the pieces of my phone (fortunately, and surprisingly, it still works). The man (I haven’t yet learned his name) proffered an unconvincing apology. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cynthia McKinney exposes Zionist stranglehold on U.S.A.


"Don't worry about American pressure, we the Jewish people control America."
-Ariel Sharon

It's long been clear that the pro-Israel, ultra-Zionist network of think tanks, public policy organizations, media outlets, and lobbying organizations have absolute control over the United States Congress, executive branch and foreign policy of the U.S. government.  Currently, many of these types actually run the U.S. government, although this is a phenomenon that has been going on for some time now, it's just out in the open now for those that care to look.  Politicians who do not submit to the Zionist agenda will not be elected or appointed to serve the U.S. government.  Those in positions of power today, and for the past 20 years at least, got there because of their subservience to the Zionist agenda.

We know that no government can serve two masters and, as a result, we've seen Israeli priorities placed above those of the American people.  These facts are rarely discussed or even mentioned in mainstream society, largely because Zionist interests have so much control over the media and agenda setting apparatus of this country.  They control the dialogue and decide what issues are important to talk about, and which aren't.  Clearly, Zionist control over the United States is an uncomfortable issue to raise, and doing so can wreck an individuals career.  Ask Helen Thomas.

In a recent Press TV interview, former congresswoman and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney unabashedly exposed the absolute stranglehold the Zionist lobby and power network has over the United States.  Thanks to Kenny's Sideshow and Uprooted Palestinians for bringing this to my attention.  A brief excerpt from Leftwing-Christian.net's article by Richard Edmondson:
In an interview which aired on Press TV on Saturday—one day before the AIPAC conference got under way in Washington—former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney revealed what amounts to some pretty startling news regarding the extent of the Israeli lobby's influence over Congress.

During her years in Congress, she stated, candidates for both the House and the Senate were requested to sign pledges of support for Israel, documents in which the candidate promised to vote to provide consistent levels of economic aid to the Zionist state. Refusal to sign the pledge meant no funding for the candidate's campaign.

"You make a commitment that you will vote to support the military superiority of Israel—the economic assistance that Israel wants, that you would vote to provide that," McKinney, who served in Congress 1993-2003 and again 2005-2007, tells Press TV interviewer Marzieh Hashemi in the two-part video program below.

According to McKinney, the pledge also included a vow to support Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel.

"Every candidate for Congress at that time had a pledge, they were given a pledge to sign..." she said. "If you don't sign the pledge, you don't get money. For example, it was almost like water torture for me. My parents observed this. I would get a call and the person on the other end of the phone would say 'I want to do a fundraiser for you.' And then we would get into the planning. I would get really excited, because of course you have to have money in order to run a campaign. And then two weeks, three weeks into the planning, they would say, 'Did you sign the pledge?' And then I would say, 'No, I didn't sign the pledge.' And then my fundraiser would go kaput."
Here are the videos of the interview:

To underscore all of this, we've just witnessed the president of the United States and other representatives of the U.S. government literally grovel (and likely worse) at the feet of AIPAC, the epitome of the Zionist lobby in the United States, at their annual conference.

Is it even debatable what interests control and dictate the policy of the U.S. government?

Update: American tax dollars hard at work (h/t Veterans Today):

Justin Raimondo, editorial director of Anti-War.com, a website with valuable information which nevertheless refuses to address the overwhelming evidence that 9/11 was a Zionist FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB that gave rise to all the wars and criminal policies they are ostensibly against, has a pretty good piece today that I'd like to highlight for readers here.  (h/t The Ugly Truth)

Raimondo writes:
In America, the power of the Israel lobby is much greater than at any time in the past, and certainly since the 1967 war. We are faced, here in this country, with the extraordinary spectacle of a US President confronting a foreign leader with a list of reasonable requests – negotiation in good faith, the abandonment of encroaching “settlements,” an end to the arbitrary humiliations endured by a people under occupation – and the leaders of the opposition are taking the side of the foreign leader. This from a party that revels in its alleged super-“patriotism”! Romney, Huckabee, and the whole Fox network team went into overdrive, following the President’s Mideast speech, flaying him for “betraying” Israel. Fox News even ran a story warning that “Jewish donors” would not back the President’s reelection campaign on account of his supposedly “new” stance. [...]

The idea that our leaders are intent on pursuing America’s vital national interests abroad – that the formulation of our foreign policy has to do with determining what those interests are and how best to achieve them – is a myth. As is the case with domestic policy, foreign policy is a political question: that is, it’s all about the internal pressures and interests competing for primacy in the policymaking process. Nothing underscores the dynamics of this decision-making procedure quite so starkly and dramatically as the Israeli-Palestinian issue. [...]

Yet rather than give up this failed policy, which has led to nothing but trouble, our leaders in both political parties – including the President – have taken every opportunity to pledge themselves to an “ironclad” – as Obama put it – commitment to the survival of Israel as a Jewish state implanted in an Arab sea. And that, furthermore, this commitment is not contingent on Israeli behavior: our support is unconditional and permanent, no matter if Avigdor Lieberman comes to power and deports every Palestinian to the far side of the Jordan river. [...]

In short, we have the Israelis in a complete state of military and economic dependency – and yet they are calling the tune, and not Washington. What’s up with that?

What’s up is the Israelis have a singularly powerful lobby in the US, which wields such political clout that no politician can afford to cross them. We are living in a country where the chief executive must constantly look over his shoulder and worry that Congress will support the position of a foreign leader over the President of the United States. As Pat Buchanan so memorably – and correctly – put it, Congress is “Israeli-occupied territory.” And we aren’t just talking about Republican members pandering to their “born again” Christian fundamentalist constituency, but also Democrats in thrall to a wealthy and well-organized urban constituency which puts Israel first, last, and always. [...]

Why does the most powerful man on earth have to take Tel Aviv’s demands into account? Why is he not free to act and speak as he wills?

The reason, in short, is the pro-Israel movement in the United States, a well-organized and inordinately wealthy political machine that operates as the Israeli government’s agent in America. Here is a lobby – in effect, a fifth column in league with a foreign government – so powerful that it has become the decisive factor in determining US policy in a region of the world vital to US national interests. It has succeeded in subordinating those interests to Israeli objectives, and it has done so by creating a political apparatus in the US that politicians defy at their peril. [...]

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Originally found at Daryl Bradford Smith's indispensable website, www.iamthewitness.com:

Desperate attempts to demonize Iran

Most are probably aware at this point that Iran has been accused of being involved in the Zionist FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB on 9/11.  I first read about this story over at Kenny's Sideshow, who made some rather astute observations, but I'd like to make a couple points about this development as well.

First, as Mike Rivero would say, here is the bovine excrement served up for the gullible American people to uncritically devour:
Lawyers representing 9/11 families are asking a federal judge to find Iran culpable in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, saying new evidence shows Iranian officials had advanced word of the attacks and helped train the hijackers.

The lawyers filed papers Thursday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan saying there is “clear and convincing” evidence to conclude default judgment damages should be paid to their plaintiffs — families and personal representatives of some of those killed in the attacks.

Supporting their arguments, the lawyers cited the testimony of three defectors from Iran’s intelligence service, the Ministry of Information and Security, saying they worked in positions that gave them access to sensitive information regarding Iran’s state sponsorship of terrorism. They said the testimony, part of 28 hours of testimony by four witnesses, supports a claim that Iranian officials had advanced word of the attacks and that Iran helped train those who carried it out.

Iran has not responded to the lawsuit, which was first filed in Washington D.C. and later transferred to New York. A message was left Friday with the Iranian mission to the United Nations.

The Shiite regime in Iran and al-Qaida, a Sunni group, are natural enemies, though they have sometimes had a relationship of convenience based on their shared hatred of the U.S.

The lawyers said Iran and “its proxy terrorist organization,” the Lebanese group Hezbollah, entered into a terrorist alliance with al-Qaida in the early 1990s that continued throughout the preparations for the 2001 attacks. They said Iran and Hezbollah gave material support to al-Qaida after the attacks by helping some of the terrorist group’s leaders and their families escape from the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.

As part of their proof, the lawyers said they were filing videotaped testimony under seal in which three defectors from Iran’s intelligence service “circumstantially and directly” implicate Iran and Hezbollah in the Sept. 11 attacks. Iran and Hezbollah had “foreknowledge of, and complicity in, the overall design of, and preparations for, the 9/11 attacks, involving, but not limited to, facilitation of the hijackers’ international travel, training and through Iran provision of safe haven for al-Qaida after the attacks,” the lawyers wrote.

They said the witnesses, identified in court documents only as “Witnesses X, Y and Z,” also provided testimony revealing that then-senior Hezbollah operative Imad Mughniyah had an integral role in the Iran-Hezbollah-al-Qaida terror alliance. One of the witnesses testified that Iran anticipated a retaliatory strike against Iran if its role in the 9/11 attacks was discovered. Mughniyah died in a car bombing in 2008.

The lawyers said it was necessary to file the testimony under seal because the witnesses have reason to fear for the safety of themselves and their families if the testimony became public.

The lawyers included in their submission portions of the findings reached by the U.S. 9/11 commission, which wrote that there “is strong evidence that Iran facilitated the transit of al-Qaida members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11, and that some of these were future 9/11 hijackers.” They also cited commission findings that evidence suggests that eight to 10 of the Saudi “muscle” operatives used in the attacks traveled into or out of Iran between October 2000 and February 2001.

The commission said it had found no evidence that Iran or Hezbollah were aware of planning for the attacks but said the topic requires further investigation.

In their papers, the lawyers said they had found exactly the evidence that the 9/11 commission had not: “that Iran and Hezbollah were aware of the planning for the 9/11 attacks, and, further, that Iran and Hezbollah were complicit in that planning.”

In a second sealed memorandum, the lawyers say they detailed evidence that “further shows that Iran originated the general design of the 9/11 attacks and Iran provided material support to al-Qaida in connection with the recruitment and training of the 9/11 hijackers as well.”

They also noted that the FBI had concluded after its criminal investigation of the attacks that the willingness of Iranian border officials to refrain from stamping the passports of al-Qaida members helped explain the absence of a clear document trail showing the travels of those members to and from Afghanistan.
Second, I would like to point out that this entire lawsuit is suspicious right off the bat due to the fact that this lawsuit is being brought on behalf of 9/11 victims family members.  Phil Jayhan and Larry McWilliams at Lets Roll 9/11 have done some fascinating research into the alleged victims of 9/11, and have concluded that many of them are frauds.  Take a look at their site and see for yourself how credible it is to you.  Also, here and here are great interviews Jim Fetzer did with both of them.  I'll have more on this in a future post.

Third, keep in mind this new "evidence" is coming from Iranian defectors.  Remember all that bogus "intelligence" coming from Iraqi defectors that helped justify the absolute destruction of that country and it's people?
The defector who convinced the White House that Iraq had a secret biological weapons programme has admitted for the first time that he lied about his story, then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war.

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codenamed Curveball by German and American intelligence officials who dealt with his claims, has told the Guardian that he fabricated tales of mobile bioweapons trucks and clandestine factories in an attempt to bring down the Saddam Hussein regime, from which he had fled in 1995.
Also, remember the fact that the only people actually arrested on 9/11 were Israeli operatives filming the destruction of the World Trade Center towers.  We even have the police report to prove this fact.

Finally, take a good, hard look at all the key players behind the scenes that could successfully pull off an operation like 9/11.  You won't find a single Iranian, or even any Muslims.  You will, however, find plenty of Zionist Jews, both in the private and public sector, along with all their pals in the media, that could facilitate and cover up this monstrous operation that has obliterated any remaining vestiges of the rule of law and constitutionally guaranteed rights in this country, not to mention the endless prosecution of a fraudulent "War on Terror" against the people of the Muslim world.

Missing Links from Jew Movies on Vimeo.

We've already had the laughable bin Laden "hit" meant to demonize Pakistan and further expand the fraudulent War on Terror the Muslim world.  This latest episode points to the clear desperation on the part of the criminal factions in the U.S. and Israel to tie Iran to 9/11, justifying a future war against the innocent people of that country.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts has been on a roll lately.  On May 9th, Dr. Roberts wrote, "Americans Are Living in 1984":
I believe that “al Qaeda” could blow up the White House or Congress or both and that the majority of Americans would fall for the story, just as the Germans, a better educated and more intelligent population, fell for the Reichstag Fire--as did a number of historians.

The reason I say this is that Americans have succumbed to propaganda that has conditioned them to believe that they are under attack by practically omnipotent adversaries. Proof of this is broadcast every day. For example, on March 9, I heard over National Public Radio in Atlanta that Emory University, a private university of some distinction, treated its 3,500 graduating class to a commencement address by Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security.

This is the agency that has goons feeling the genitals of young children and adults and which has announced that it intends to expand this practice from air travelers to shopping malls, bus and train stations. That a serious university invited such a low-lifer, who clearly has no respect for American civil liberty and is devoid of any sort of sense of what is appropriate, to address a graduating class of southern elite is a clear indication that the Ministry of Truth has prevailed. Americans are living in George Orwell’s 1984.

For those who haven’t read Orwell’s classic prediction of our time, Big Brother, the government, could tell the “citizens” any lie and it was accepted unquestioningly. As a perceptive reader pointed out to me, we Americans, with our “free press,” are at this point today: “What is really alarming is the increasingly arrogant sloppiness of these lies, as though the government has become so profoundly confident of its ability to deceive people that they make virtually no effort to even appear credible.”

A people as gullible as Americans have no future.
And he's 100% spot on here.  Americans are living in a fantasyland, an artificial reality created by the Jewish owned, operated and controlled media that serves a particular agenda, often referred to as the New World Order.  I think it's more accurately described as a global fascist political and economic organization of society, with those at the very top controlling virtually all means of production.  What they've allowed with the creation of the internet is a method for the masses to educate themselves on these subjects, and potentially organize to fight this pursuit of total dictatorship being carried out by the global power elite.

What is often left out of this discussion is the fact that Zionist Jews are largely behind this push for global fascism, and are the most organized and powerful faction in the global power elite.  Understanding this is crucial to understanding the bigger picture.

Writing on May 12th, Dr. Roberts discusses his experience on the BBC World Service program, and how the West is utterly trapped in it's own propaganda and distorted image:
I startled the program’s host when I compared Hillary’s remarks to the pot calling the kettle black. I was somewhat taken aback myself by the British BBC program host’s rush to America’s defense and wondered about it as the program continued. Surely, he had heard about Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo detainees, CIA secret torture prisons sprinkled around the world, invasion and destruction of Iraq on the basis of lies and deceptions, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya. Surely, he was aware of Hillary’s hypocrisy as she demonized China but turned a blind eye to Israel, Mubarak, Bahrain and the Saudis. China’s record is not perfect, but is it this bad? Why wasn’t the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs criticizing America’s human rights abuses and rigged elections? How come China minds its own business and we don’t?

These questions didn’t go down well. None of the other interviewees or guests thought that Hilary had made a good decision, but even the Chinese guests were not free of the common mindset that frames every issue from the standpoint that the West is the standard by which the rest of the world is judged. By pointing out our own shortcomings, I was challenging that standard. The host and other guests could not escape from the restraints imposed on thought by the role of the West as world standard.

What has happened to the West is that it can see itself and others only through the eyes of its own propaganda.
It's time to wake up from this artificial reality, and escape the propaganda and nonsense coming from the state, which is reinforced through the media.   

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Jane Mayer, writing in the New Yorker:
When President Barack Obama took office, in 2009, he championed the cause of government transparency, and spoke admiringly of whistle-blowers, whom he described as “often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government.” But the Obama Administration has pursued leak prosecutions with a surprising relentlessness. Including the Drake case, it has been using the Espionage Act to press criminal charges in five alleged instances of national-security leaks—more such prosecutions than have occurred in all previous Administrations combined.
Fox News reports:
People have no right to resist if police officers illegally enter their home, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in a decision that overturns centuries of common law. 
The court issued its 3-2 ruling on Thursday, contending that allowing residents to resist officers who enter their homes without any right would increase the risk of violent confrontation. If police enter a home illegally, the courts are the proper place to protest it, Justice Steven David said. 
"We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence," David said. "We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest."
Saladin writes:
... The religion is the Church of the Police States of America. These commenters, wishing death and rape upon non-violent dissenters are not Muslim extremists, but freedom-loving Americans (allegedly) who frequent Cop Block with nasty messages.

Filming police, a peaceful act, is repeatedly met with violence and jail (here and here). Frustrated at being portrayed as the monsters they are, some police respond either with violence or arrest, and despite the needlessly harsh punishment meted out to peaceful videographers, many Americans continue to insist either police should have special protection because they are of a higher order of human beings, or that the law permits such punishment – end of discussion.
As if the TSA couldn't get any worse, we recently learn:
The eBay seller known as "Alirla" sold high-priced electronics at rock bottom prices, shipping laptops, digital cameras and GPS units to eager buyers all over the world. Alirla's eBay page was filled with positive comments remarking on the great deals to be had; the few blemishes were minor: "awesome little camcorder, but missing the instructions" or "Item as described, but the video out cable was missing." 
The bargain shopping came to an end when "Alirla" was revealed to be Pythias Brown, a 49-year-old TSA screener at Newark Liberty International Airport responsible for the largest one-man theft ring in the short history of the Transportation Security Administration. 
For over a year, Brown used his position as a TSA screener to pilfer the bags of airline passengers at will, stealing an estimated $400,000 in goods, according to a federal court complaint.
Here are some of the leading proponents of global fascism extolling the virtues of Big Brother and the Orwellian TSA:

Life in the Good ol' U.S.A.  Gotta love it, or you're an anti-American terrorist.  

Marijuana may be good for you?

This is a rather old story, but I'd like to highlight it real quick here on my blog (h/t What Really Happened):
A synthetic chemical similar to the active ingredient in marijuana makes new cells grow in rat brains. What is more, in rats this cell growth appears to be linked with reducing anxiety and depression. The results suggest that marijuana, or its derivatives, could actually be good for the brain.

Alcohol is far more destructive and dangerous than marijuana.  Actually, marijuana isn't even the slightest bit destructive or dangerous.  Yet, alcohol is pushed and promoted while marijuana is scorned and demonized.  Just a quick thought. 


The New York Times recently reported:
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday sought arrest warrants for Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi of Libya, his son and his brother-in-law on charges of orchestrating systematic attacks against civilians that amount to crimes against humanity.

The chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said that Colonel Qaddafi, his son Seif al-Islam Qaddafi and his brother-in-law Abdullah al-Sanousi formed an inner circle that crushed peaceful demonstrations and ordered the use of live ammunition and heavy weapons against protestors.
As if the Zionist occupied U.S. government and Western forces have not systematically targeted civilians in the various countries currently being bombed and destroyed as a result of the Zionist FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB on 9/11.

Reuters reports:
Foreign troops killed an Afghan child and wounded four others when responding to insurgent fire in volatile eastern Kunar province, the provincial Governor said on Monday, the third accidental killing of young civilians in less than a week.
I'm not a fan of international organizations like the International Criminal Court.  Countries should be left to handle their own affairs, free from outside interference, provocation and manipulation.  But isn't the hypocrisy just astounding these days?  The U.S. government, in cahoots with NATO and Western military forces, has been obliterating entire nations for years now, and not a peep from the crooks at the International Criminal Court.  Maybe it's time for patriotic citizens to start arresting heads of state and others in the global power elite network behind the criminality, destruction and murder we're seeing all over the world today?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Jim Condit, Jr. vs Carolyn Yeager

Jim Condit, Jr. has offered us an alternative explanation of the history of WWII and, in particular, Adolf Hitler.  I find it fascinating, however, I have not done the proper investigating and research to support 100% of his thesis.  He raises a number of interesting points, and cites numerous sources and hidden bits of information largely overlooked or suppressed.

Michael Collins Piper, among others, has dismissed Condit's argument, insisting Condit has misrepresented and distorted numerous sources he cites, and has argued Condit's research has relied on rumors and innuendo.  In the video below, Deanna Spingola conducts a lively debate between Condit and one of his critics, Carolyn Yeager.  In my opinion, Condit handles himself much more professionally than Yeager, and presents a much better argument for his interpretation of history.

Please have a listen and decide for yourself.  Full interview here.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Video originally found at The Ugly Truth:

Dr. Judy Wood

Dr. Judy Wood has some very interesting things to say about 9/11.  Literally everything we hear on TV and from the government surrounding the Zionist FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB on 9/11 is a lie.

(h/t Video Rebel's Blog)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

What can we do?

Elite debauchery

UPDATED 5/15/2011

President Obama's childhood friend has been convicted of soliciting prostitution in Hawaii (h/t www.iamthewitness.com):
One of President Obama's closest friends from childhood has decided not to fight the prostitution charge against him.
The attorney for Robert "Bobby" Titcomb entered a plea of no contest at his arraignment at Honolulu District Court Monday. The defendant's presence was waived because he reportedly is on Maui. [...]

Titcomb is often seen at the President's side when the Obama family vacations in Hawaii. The two attended Punahou School together. 
President Obama has been accused of drug use and engaging in homosexual acts in the past.  Wayne Madsen has reported extensively on Obama's CIA connections.  Top people have been involved in sex cults, engaging in homosexual activities, pedophilia, sexual blackmail operations and other debauchery.

Other examples:

Are many of our top political, military, religious and other leaders compromised or blackmailed due to these sorts of depraved activities? I think it's safe to answer in the affirmative.  

UPDATE: Zionist Jew Dominique Strass-Kahn has been arrested for sexual assault:
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund and French presidential hopeful, was arrested in New York today over accusations of a sexual attack on his hotel room maid, the New York Times reports. The attack allegedly occurred earlier today in the Times Square hotel where Strauss-Kahn was staying. 
Strauss-Kahn was taken off an Air France flight minutes before takeoff by officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and turned over to Manhattan detectives, according to a Port Authority spokesman. He is expected to be taken to the offices of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit at P.S.A. 5 in Manhattan, another official told the Times. 
Strauss-Kahn, who is married to prominent French television journalist Anne Sinclair, had been considered a leading contender to run on the Socialist Party’s ticket against President Nicolas Sarkozy. Nonetheless, this is not his first exposure to controversy. In 2008, Strauss-Kahn was accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his subordinates, Piroska Nagy, a senior official in the IMF’s Africa Department. Nagy left the fund to work elsewhere, and despite an internal investigation, Strauss-Kahn kept his position at the IMF. The Times reports that he later apologized for an “error in judgment.”
See what I mean?  Scumbags, all of them.   Dr. Henry Makow has a good take on all of this.  

Healthcare profits on the rise

Healthcare, one of the most fundamental rights in any decent, humane society, is operated on a corporate model here in the United States, and profits are on the rise.  We read in the New York Times this morning (bold and underline mine):
The nation’s major health insurers are barreling into a third year of record profits, enriched in recent months by a lingering recessionary mind-set among Americans who are postponing or forgoing medical care.

The UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest commercial insurers, told analysts that so far this year, insured hospital stays actually decreased in some instances. In reporting its earnings last week, Cigna, another insurer, talked about the “low level” of medical use.

Yet the companies continue to press for higher premiums, even though their reserve coffers are flush with profits and shareholders have been rewarded with new dividends. Many defend proposed double-digit increases in the rates they charge, citing a need for protection against any sudden uptick in demand once people have more money to spend on their health, as well as the rising price of care.

Even with a halting economic recovery, doctors and others say many people are still extremely budget-conscious, signaling the possibility of a fundamental change in Americans’ appetite for health care.

“I am noticing my patients with insurance are more interested in costs,” said Dr. Jim King, a family practice physician in rural Tennessee. “Gas prices are going up, food prices are going up. They are deciding to put some of their health care off.” A patient might decide not to drive the 50 miles necessary to see a specialist because of the cost of gas, he said. [...]

For someone like Shannon Hardin of California, whose hours at a grocery store have been erratic, there is simply no spare cash to see the doctor when she isn’t feeling well or to get the $350 dental crowns she has been putting off since last year. Even with insurance, she said, “I can’t afford to use it.” [...]

Significant increases in how much people have to pay for their medical care may prevent a solid rebound. In recent years, many employers have sharply reduced benefits, while raising deductibles and co-payments so people have to reach deeper into their pockets.
The entire health insurance industry is a major fraud, which is why I choose to remain uninsured.  I'd rather focus on eating healthy and remaining active than participate in a scam that only enriches the corporate healthcare sector.  After all, the recent healthcare reform bill pushed by the Obama administration was written by the very people making all the money at the private healthcare corporations.  That's what we call fascism folks.

Dr. Nancy Turner Banks has written extensively on the healthcare and medical industry in the United States, and Daryl Bradford Smith has conducted some excellent interviews with her over the past 3 years or so.

More fascist developments in America

UPDATED 5/15/2011

Yesterday, we learned courtesy of The Ugly Truth:
The notorious military contractor formerly known as Blackwater along with intelligence operations program Able Danger has formed a new spy firm called Jellyfish Intelligence.

Xe Services LLC and Able Danger claim the Jellyfish Intelligence is a “law-abiding” firm, which aims to sell intelligence to wealthy corporations, a Press TV correspondent reported. “We realize that this is an extremely transitory time. Nothing is predictable. What we have set out to do is to make the key intelligence available to companies who just like battlefield commanders, have to maintain successful operations,” Chief Legal Officer of Jellyfish Intelligence, Kathleen Robertson said during a press conference held on discussing the new agency’s mission.
I actually subscribe to Oil Price.com's Weekly Intelligence Newletter, which informed me on May 11th of a press conference at the National Press Club the following day announcing this fascist development in the functioning of the American political economy.  We learned in the announcement:
Unique to the Jellyfish team is that several members have been involved with either Blackwater Worldwide through its Total Intelligence Solutions division or with the military intelligence program known as "Operation Able Danger." Blackwater felt compelled to change its name to Xe Services after several lawsuits and controversies in Iraq and Afghanistan, while Able Danger brought the Bush Administration under scrutiny when it was learned that the operation's state-of-the-art "data mining" methods had revealed the names of a number of 9/11 hijackers prior to the September 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
Those two seemingly inconvenient blemishes-- Blackwater's barbaric, murderous activities in the "War on Terror" and the fact that Able Danger was tracking the 9/11 hijackers patsies prior to 9/11-- are actually assets according to the fascist plutocrats of the world.

UPDATE: It's being reported that Blackwater is training private "foreign legions":
Erik Prince, the former owner of Blackwater Worldwide, which was accused of multiple killings of civilians in Iraq, has signed a deal to train Colombian and other recruits in a private "foreign legion" to take part in special operations at home and even abroad. 
Among its potential tasks are to defend the UAE from uprisings and terror attacks and if necessary to take part in any conflict with Iran, according to the New York Times.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

American kids are brainwashed

I'm not sure this level of brainwashing can be overcome.

I genuinely wonder if there is any effort out there to introduce the truth about 9/11 and American history in general to children and young adults in this country.  I know I wasn't introduced to these ideas until I was in college, and that was by watching 9/11 Loose Change.  We never once discussed any aspect of 9/11 that didn't fit right in with the false paradigm perpetuated by the media and government, which is simply astonishing looking back on it.  Really shows how compromised the entire system is.  

Everything that I have learned in the past 3 years or so was accomplished through the internet.  There is so much information to be found on the internet, some of it good, some bad, some false.  But once you take the time to actually research some of the subjects discussed on this blog and on the other blogs and websites linked here, you begin to understand how the power structure works and how disgusting it all is.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

News to note

My jaw literally dropped when I read this the other day in the New York Times:
Japan remains committed to nuclear power despite the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Prime Minister Naoto Kan indicated Sunday, as workers moved closer to repairing the crippled plant by opening the doors of a damaged reactor building.  [...]

Despite the crisis in Japan, Mr. Kan indicated Sunday that his government was not rethinking the nation’s energy policy. There had been speculation that the government might seek to shut down more nuclear plants after Mr. Kan requested last week that the Hamaoka nuclear plant in central Japan be temporarily closed because of safety concerns.

Mr. Kan told reporters on Sunday that he would not seek to close any more of Japan’s 54 nuclear reactors. He said the Hamaoka plant, 125 miles west of Tokyo, was “a special case” because it sat atop a major fault line. Government seismologists say there is an almost 90 percent chance of a major earthquake on the fault line within the next 30 years.
You'd think the meltdown at Fukushima would be a wake up call to the powers that be.  You'd think.

Now we have this from the New York Times today:
Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday that Japan would abandon plans to build more nuclear reactors, saying his country needed to “start from scratch” in creating a new energy policy. [...]

The announcement Tuesday came just days after Mr. Kan said Japan remained committed to nuclear power. His apparent pull- back may be driven partly by public opinion, which has significantly soured on nuclear power since the Fukushima accident. [...]
Mr. Kan seems to be backpedaling now to placate the masses of people in Japan and around the world horrified at the prospect of yet another nuclear disaster, but the real agenda, whose proponents use propaganda rags like the Times to push, is all about the bottom line (surprise, surprise):
Still, several experts and nuclear industry representatives said Tuesday that they expected demand in two important markets — China and India — to remain strong even though those counties had said they would proceed more cautiously. Both nations have rapidly growing demand for electricity, and neither has nearly enough domestic fuel to meet its needs.

Nils J. Diaz, a former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a consultant for companies that want to build reactors, said he did not think the prime minister’s announcement would cause “a domino effect.” And Jonathan Hinze, vice president for international operations at the Ux Consulting Company in Roswell, Ga., which tracks the market for reactors, added that Japan’s suspension of new reactor building was less damaging than it seemed because many in the industry had doubted that Japan would have the demand to justify that much construction.

A downturn in reactor construction would hurt Japanese companies that export nuclear plant designs and components, including Toshiba, which owns Westinghouse, and Hitachi, which is in a worldwide partnership with General Electric. Companies in France and South Korea also have a big stake in reactor building.
Who cares about the side effects and negative externalities of the production of nuclear power?  Too much money to make.  Too many bombs to manufacture.

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I understand why people say that Americans are stupid, ignorant assholes, generally speaking.  It's because of things like this:
A math teacher in Texas has been suspended amid accusations he made a Muslim pupil cry by mocking her over Osama bin Laden's death. 
In front of the entire class, he allegedly said, 'I bet you're grieving', and when she questioned what he meant, he said 'I heard about your uncle's death' 
The ninth-grade girl burst into tears, but according to a classmate's mother the teacher just smirked and walked away.
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Apartheid Israel is celebrating it's 63rd year of independence theft of land, genocide of those dispossessed, and destruction of their indigenous culture:
Independence Day celebrations kicked off Monday night in Israel with the lighting of beacons at the official ceremony at Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem, which also marks the conclusion of Memorial Day.

The theme of this year's ceremony, for Israel's 63rd Independence Day, is "Looking after one another – the year of mutual care."

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin opened the ceremony with a political speech, calling on Israelis to forget the dream of a melting pot, and come to terms with the fact that Israelis will never be united as a people in their opinions, but they all share a joint destiny.

Rivlin also spoke about the uprising in the Arab world, in Syria, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, saying "although the destabilization has raised the fear of a new, extremist Middle East, we must recognize the courage of those fighting for their freedom."

"Brother and sisters, our heart is filled with pride today for what we have managed to build here with sweat and hard work," Rivlin said, adding "we must not belittle what we have achieved. Israel of 2011 is a Jewish democratic state, a shining beacon in the heart of the oppressing and cruel Middle East."

He added that the last year of continuing boycotts against Israel and Israelis must end, and no Israeli, from the right or the left, should be boycotted for being Israeli.
Don't you just love it when everyone describes Apartheid Israel as a "Jewish democratic state, a shining beacon in the heart of the oppressing and cruel Middle East"?  Or when people like Michael Oren say that Israel is the greatest U.S. ally?  Pure fantasyland folks, if you're still able to do some critical thinking.  Here is a perfect example:

We learn more from The Jerusalem Post:
The official theme for Independence Day this year is "mutual responsibility," which Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin marked by dedicating the torch to Jonathan Pollard, together with captured IDF soldiers Ron Arad, Gilad Schalit, Zachary Baumel, Yehudah Katz, Tzvi Feldman, Guy Hever and Majdi Halabi.
Mutual responsibility, huh?  Sort of like the mutual responsibility the Zionist Jew Jonathan Pollard has towards his people, the Chosen People, while purloining intelligence and classified government information during his time with U.S. Naval intelligence?  Or did Rivlin mean dual responsibility, as so many in the U.S. government and media seem to have towards the state of Israel?

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Over in Britain, they just wrapped up an inquiry into their version of 9/11, the FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB on 7/7, and guess what?  Big time cover up, as is the case with all these events:
Families of the victims of the 7 July attacks have called on the government to overhaul Britain's security services after the inquest coroner yesterday described their handling of a critical piece of intelligence as "dreadful" and suggested another failure could have had "dire consequences".

Returning verdicts of unlawful killing on each of the 52 victims of the attacks, Lady Justice Hallett also expressed concerns about MI5's recordkeeping and about "confusion" in its system of assessing targets at the time of the attacks.

But, crucially, she exonerated the domestic intelligence service of any blame in failing to prevent the 2005 bombings, stressing that the evidence she had heard over 75 days at the high court in London "does not justify the conclusion that any failings on the part of any organisation or individual caused or contributed to any of the deaths".
Lady Justice Hallett continues:
"I am satisfied on the balance of probabilities that each of [the victims] would have died whenever the emergency services reached them," she said.

She saw no grounds for any future public inquiry, she indicated. "I am not aware of our having left any reasonable stone unturned," she said. "One would hope, therefore, that these proceedings will be an end to the investigation of what happened on 7/7."
Give me a break.

Kev Boyle has an excellent piece relating to all of this.  Clearly, a major fraud and cover up has just occurred, and I sure hope the good people in the UK make a big stink about it.

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Barack Obama, along with the rest of the U.S. government and media, are really insulting my intelligence with this bin Laden assassination fakery.  This is such a ridiculous story, and the president is really making an ass of himself, especially when he says things like this:
Despite encountering some opposition worldwide for the way the American troops appear to have killed the terror chief while he was unarmed, Mr Obama said he still felt it was right to give the order. 
He continued: 'As nervous as I was about this whole process, the one thing I didn't lose sleep over was the possibility of taking Bin Laden out. 
'Justice was done, and I think anyone who would question that the perpetrator of mass murder on American soil didn't deserve what he got needs to have their head examined.' 
Mr Obama admitted the raid, which he monitored from the White House, was ‘the longest 40 minutes of my life’.
First off, bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11, except for taking the wrap as the patsy for the Mossad, CIA and Zionist owned media who perpetrated and covered up 9/11.  Even the FBI says there is no evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11, so Obama, of course, is framing the debate under a false narrative, which the Zionist owned media uncritically reports as absolute truth.

Second off, the entire story about bin Laden's supposed assassination is a complete farce.  CIA Director Leon Panetta has even contradicted the narrative put forth by the Obama administration, including the fake "Situation Room" photos of Obama and many of his administration officials watching the supposed bin Laden operation in real time.  It's clear the U.S. government and media think the American people are complete idiots.  Kindly count me out of that category.