Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link
Lord Stirling's news blog EUROPE
Israel's Open Secret: Nuclear Armed and Dangerous ~ link ~ Many in the world kept quite about Israel's nuclear weapons program, thinking that it was a necessary doomsday system to prevent tiny Israel from being overrun. However, after decades of increasingly horrific treatment of civilians in occupied lands by Israel, and the Israeli involvement in False Flag operations, and a overall hyper-aggressive attitude to the rest of the world, many are wakening up to see the grave dangers to the world at large from this increasingly extremist state having such a massive number of nuclear weapons and a near-global delivery capability.
In his 1991 book, "The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and America Foreign Policy," Seymour Hersh discussed its strategy to launch a massive nuclear counterattack if it felt its existence threatened, the stark message being the next regional war may be nuclear.
In his 1997 book, "Open Secrets: Israeli Nuclear and Foreign Policies," Israel Shahak said that, helped by the Israeli Lobby (and Christian Zionists), "Israel (is) clearly prepar(ing) itself to seek overtly a hegemony over the entire Middle East (with no) hesitati(on) to use for the purpose all means available, including nuclear ones."
Shahak also explained that Israel regards "the launching of missiles (onto its territory) as 'nonconventional' regardless of whether they are equipped with explosives or poison gas." In turn, Israel's nuclear doctrine dictates that a "nonconventional" attack requires one in response, meaning a nuclear one, the foundation of its grand strategy, according to Shahak.
According to Hebrew University's Professor of Military History Martin Van Creveld, "We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you (it) will happen before Israel goes under."
Israel maintains a double standard. It won't let another Middle East state acquire nuclear weapons, but will never give up its own or the right to use them preemptively.
"With several hundred weapons and a robust delivery system, Israel has quietly supplanted Britain as the world's fifth largest nuclear power, and now rivals France and China in terms of the size of its nuclear arsenal," despite an official ambiguity about an advanced sophisticated program.
Steinbach also cites estimates of Israel's arsenal at "from 100 to over 400 bombs," there being "little doubt that (its) weapons are among the world's most sophisticated, and largely designed for war fighting." They include:
-- "boosted fission weapons and small neutron bombs, designed to maximize deadly gamma radiation while minimizing blast effects and long-term radiation - in essence designed to kill people while leaving property intact;"
-- long range ballistic missiles;
-- sophisticated aircraft able to deliver a nuclear strike;
-- cruise missiles, artillery shells, and land mines with the same capability;
-- "In June 2000, an Israeli submarine launched a cruise missile that hit a target 950 miles away, making Israel only the third nation (besides) the US and Russia with that capability;"
-- Israel maintains triad strength, including strategic bombers, ballistic missiles, and submarines, able to strike well beyond the Middle East; and
-- overall, Israel's capability "is much greater than any conceivable need for defensive deterrence;" like America, it's for preemptive offense, and given both nation's belligerence, some day they may launch them aggressively without cause, claiming, of course, it's defensive.Iran's Ace Weapon: Why the US Won't Gamble on an Iranian War ~ link ~ Sorry, but this article is all wrong for several reasons. First, the Iranian "ace weapon" is not just its ability to block the Strait of Hormuz but its massive Advanced Biowar program that was begun, almost 20 years ago, with a large number of former Soviet Advanced Biowar (recombination DNA genetic engineering based technology) scientists shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. This gives Iran a global strategic MAD (mutually assured destruction) counter-force, one that does not require ICBMs/etc. for delivery. Secondly, even if we ignore totally the factual evidence of the Iranian Advanced Biowar program, one needs to understand that the current global depression is not an accident and in fact is being kept going by the deliberate throttling down of credit (the traditional way that the global banking cartel establishes and controls depressions and recessions). Hence, a global economic crisis far worst then the current one, caused by a shut down of the Strait of Hormuz, is not necessary something that is a threat to the powers that control America or much of the world today.
Job seeker, with good education, kills herself after she was rejected for 200 jobs ~ link ~ That this well educated, beautiful young (21 years old) woman, with her whole life ahead of her, would do such a thing is simply reflective of the horrible economic conditions and their effect on people. The evil satanic trash, the global banking families, that control the world's economies do not give a crap about any of us. We are all unnecessary eaters to them, to be used and abused at will.
The Story of the Financial Debacle: Goldman Sachs Plays, We Pay ~ link ~ The story of the financial debacle will end the way it began, with the super-hustlers from Goldman Sachs at the center of the action and profiting wildly. Never in U.S. history has one company wielded such destructive power over our political economy, irrespective of whether a Republican or a Democrat happened to be president.
At least the robber barons of old built railroads and steel mills, whereas Goldman Sachs makes its money placing bets on people losing their homes. On Tuesday, Goldman announced a 91 percent jump in profit to $3.46 billion for the quarter, while the dreams of millions of families continue to be foreclosed and unemployment hovers at 10 percent because of a crisis that that very company did much to cause.
German troops in Afghanistan call on Chancellor to explain why they are at war ~ link ~ How dare they. This is a good sign, make the lying corrupt political class explain themselves to those whose lives they so carelessly toss away.
Kyrgyzstan and the Battle for Central Asia ~ link
UK TV Election Debate: Clegg and Cameron - Neck and Neck ~ link ~ If Clegg continues the way he is going, the LibDems could end up with a majority in the next Parliament.
IMF cuts UK forecast in blow to Brown ~ link ~ Olivier Blanchard, economic counsellor at the IMF, said those countries running large deficits, which include the UK, were facing the threat of a "debt explosion".
Blow to Labour: Long-term jobless hits 13-year high ~ link ~ Labour's economic credentials were dealt a blow yesterday after it emerged that the number of long-term unemployed has nearly doubled in just two years.
Gordon Brown's welfare-to-work schemes were branded an expensive failure for potentially creating a 'lost generation' that cannot find employment.
Since 2008, the number of Britons unemployed for at least a year has rocketed from 390,000 to 726,000 - the highest level for 13 years, the Office for National Statistics said.
Jazz: 'The Reluctant Bride' with Ralph Towner - video ~ link