Monday, July 12, 2010

News, Disaster Warfare, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, BP Gulf Oil Disaster, BioWar, Global Depression

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Day 84 of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster ~ Disaster Warfare Against America and the World by the Global Banking Families

Photo gallery of BP Oil Disaster ~ link

Photos of wildlife of the Gulf Oil Disaster ~ link

Gulf Oil Disaster Tracker ~ link

Corexit is Killing the Gulf - Part I - video ~ link ~ Part II ~ link

Requiem for the Gulf of Mexico - video ~ link

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BP to cut payments on 40,000 claims of individuals affected by oil disaster, cites paperwork problems ~ link ~ That is about as believable as the rest of their BS, which earns BP the not so coveted Bullshit Meter Award (also called BM Award for short).

BP Gulf Oil Gusher: Methane, Climate and Dead Zones ~ link ~
As much as one million times the normal level of methane is showing up near the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher, enough potentially to create dead zones in the water. "These are higher levels than we have ever seen at any other location in the ocean itself," according to sources cited by Reuters. The "flow team" of the US Geological Survey estimates that 2,900 cubic feet of natural gas, which primarily contains methane, is being released into the Gulf waters with every barrel of oil.

The constant flow of around 65,000 barrels of crude oil places the total daily amount of natural gas at over 188 million cubic feet. So far, over 13 billion cubic feet may have been released, making it one of the most vigorous methane eruptions in modern human history. The crude oil from the "Macondo Prospect" well contains around 40 percent methane, compared with about 5 percent found in typical oil deposits. To add to the challenge, methane and other toxic gases are trapped in deep water locations. Methane measurements can give a view to the extent of the oil gush in the Gulf of Mexico. Note our previous briefing: "Gulf Oil Gusher: Danger of Tsunamis From Methane?"

Former high-level BP Contractor working at BP Command Center: BP "Cutthroat" - Doesn't Care About Cleaning Up the Oil - with video ~ link

Fidel Castro: World is on the verge of nuclear war ~ link ~ For once, Fidel and I agree on something!

Trouble in Golan, Trouble in the Syrian Front ~ link ~
There is something happening for sure between Syria and Israel , first we got these news from Israel that there is a mysterious plague spreading among the Syrian army and now we got this tension between the Syrians in the occupied Golan and the Israeli police. The Syrians in occupied Golan managed to capture between 5 to 3 Israeli police officers s as hostages. Now there are two versions for the second story .

Libyan aid ship vows to break Israeli blockade of Gaza ~ link ~
The Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation said its ship, which left port in Greece on Saturday, was aiming to reach Palestinian land with its cargo of 2,000 tons of food and medical supplies.
Libyan aid ship vows to break Israeli blockade of Gaza

Israeli "inquiry" finds Gaza Aid Flotilla raid justified ~ link ~ This earns the dreaded Antichrist with BS Flag Award.


US attack on Iran a matter of time ~ link ~
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says the US compelled the UN Security Council to impose sanctions against Iran in order to weaken the country and lay the ground for a military attack.

"The world is made to believe once again the lie that Israel's existence is being threatened by a nuclear armed Iran," Mohamad said at the opening of the Breaking the Gaza Siege summit in Kuala Lumpur.

He went on to add that these sanctions were adopted despite the fact that Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), had repeatedly stated that there is no evidence of Iran pursuing military nuclear program.

Mohamad said that the US followed the same pattern in its previous war against Iraq, and attacked Baghdad after weakening the country by imposing crippling sanctions against it.

The former Malaysian premier added, "It is a matter of time before the war criminals in Israel and the United States launch another war of aggression, once Iran has been weakened by sanctions."

Sarkozy to appoint mediator for Israel - Syria talks ~ link ~
The Israelis really want to spin Syria out of the Iran/Syria/Lebanon alliance before fighting a war with Iran. This is what these efforts at talks are all about. It is doubtful that it will work, however, as the Syrians simply do not (with good reason) trust the Israelis.

Israel-Syria talks moving ahead without Turkey ~ link ~ Fearing isolation following the U.N. Security Council decision to sanction Iran, Syria has signaled its intention to resume negotiations with Israel – this time without Turkey, and perhaps with the aid of the United States instead.

U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, who was invited to Damascus by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, first decided to fly to Israel to check the waters there and see if Tel Aviv wanted to convey any messages to Damascus, diplomatic sources told the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review on Sunday.

According to the Israeli press, Israel repeated the well-known message that it was willing to resume talks with Syria immediately without any preconditions. The senator from Pennsylvania held further talks with Syrian officials in Damascus and was due to return to Israel on Monday, the diplomatic sources said.

Turkey, which previously mediated four indirect rounds of peace talks between Israel and Syria, has fallen out of favor as a go-between due to its strained ties with Israel in the wake of the Gaza flotilla attack, as well as its dissenting vote in the U.N. Security Council.

“Syria wanted to open up to the West via Turkey but if the Turkish-Western relationship is being harmed as a result of many developments, including Turkey’s ‘no’ vote on the Iran sanctions, Syrian-Turkish relations become less attractive,” said one diplomatic observer familiar with the region. “Turkish-Syrian relations are good for the sake of the two countries but they are not good enough or satisfactory for Syrian interests as Damascus is also willing to have good relations with the West.”

Ireland seeks to block Israel access to date on EU citizens ~ link ~ Ireland is seeking to stop a European Union initiative that would enable Israel to receive sensitive information about European citizens, due to concerns about the use that Israel would make of this information, the Irish minister for justice said over the weekend.

In what may be another blow to Israel's international status, Dermott Ahern said that since Israel allegedly used forged Irish passports to carry out the hit on Hamas official Mohammed al-Mabhouh in Dubai, Israel should not be allowed access to this data. Israel has not admitted to a role in the assassination.

A Peace Crime - Israel Prefers Real Estate to Peace ~ link ~ It couldn't have been spelled out more explicitly, clearly and emphatically. Read and judge for yourselves: "Our position is clear: When Israel returns the entire Golan Heights, of course we will sign a peace agreement with it .... What's the point of peace if the embassy is surrounded by security, if there is no trade and tourism between the two countries? That's not peace. That's a permanent cease-fire agreement. This is what I say to whoever comes to us to talk about the Syrian track: We are interested in a comprehensive peace, i.e., normal relations."

Who said this to whom? Syrian President Bashar Assad to the Lebanese newspaper As-Safir last week. These astounding things were said to Arab, not Western ears, and they went virtually unnoticed here. Can you believe it?

What more can Assad say that he hasn't already? How many more times does he have to declare his peaceful intentions before someone wakes up here? How long must he knock in vain on Israel's locked door? And if that were not enough, he also called on Turkey to work to calm the crisis with Israel so it can mediate between Israel and Syria.

Obama: 'I have met Israel and it is "us"' ~ link ~ Puppet misspeaks.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu set up another illegal Jewish settlement, this time on the White House lawn. And, it appears, President Obama has agreed to serve as its armed guard.

So complete was Obama’s identification with Israel yesterday that he actually referred to Israel as “us” before correcting himself:

“We strongly believe that, given its size, its history, the region that it’s in, and the threats that are leveled against us—against it, that Israel has unique security requirements.”

By “its size,” did Obama mean Israel’s overwhelming military superiority? By “its history,” did he mean Israel’s usurpation of Arab lands and forty-three-year-long occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem? By “the region that it’s in,” did he mean the Arab and Muslim world, the region with which Obama wants to rebuild US relations? No: Obama was echoing Israeli talking points: that Israel is a tiny, besieged nation that made democracy flourish and the deserts bloom post-Holocaust, surrounded by scimitar-waving crazies.

Dana Milbank, writing in the Washington Post, characterized the Obama-Netanyahu meeting aptly:

"To capture the real significance of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit with President Obama, White House officials might have instead flown the white flag of surrender…

"On Tuesday, Obama, routed and humiliated by his Israeli counterpart, invited Netanyahu back to the White House for what might be called the Oil of Olay Summit: It was all about saving face."

The Unchallenged Power of the Israel Lobby by former US Senator James Abourezk ~ link ~ There was never a threat to the United States from Saddam Hussein. He was a threat to his own people, but not to our country, a fact which became much more clear as the war went on. But Bush's critics stopped short of implicating Israel's interests as a reason for invading Iraq. A great many people believe, myself included, that Israel wanted Saddam out of the way because, while he was not really a military threat to Israel, he was a political threat. He was someone, like Hizbollah, who stood in the way of Israeli hegemony over the entire Middle East.

That desire by Israel goes a long way toward explaining why Israel has launched so many attacks on Lebanon and Syria. During the last several decades, Israel tried very hard to tame the country of Lebanon by using one excuse or another to invade that battered country. Each time, Israel came away without achieving its objective of control of Lebanon. It had installed Bashir Jamail as president only to see him assassinated during the confusion of the Lebanese Civil War. It conquered militarily the south of Lebanon in 1982, holding on to enough Lebanese territory to allow it to steal water out of the Litani River. By the year 2000, Hizbollah was strong enough to chase Israel out of Lebanon, remaining as a threat to Israel's hegemony from that time onward.

And Syria was warned not to get too rambunctious when Israel bombed Syria using one or another pretense to do so.

The most recent military planning by Israel to solidify what little hegemony it has over the area is the way it is shaking its fist at Iran, with the United States looking over its shoulder, adding weight to its threats against Iran.

What is different about this most recent threat is that Iran is no Iraq. Iran has the ways and means to retaliate against not only Israel, but against the United States as Israel's principal supporter in its efforts to tame Iran.

Iran warns UAE against Israeli plots ~ link

India allocates $11 billion to build six new submarines ~ link ~ Both India and Pakistan spend way too much of their resources on advanced weaponry. Also, this figure strikes me as way too high. It may well reflect either a high level of graft and/or funding secret programs.

India's Defense Acquisitions Council has approved the allocation of over 500 billion rupees ($11 billion) for the construction of six new-generation diesel-electric submarines for the Indian Navy in a record military deal, The Times of India reported on Sunday.

This amount exceeds the $9 billion allocated by the Indian government for the purchase of 126 multi-role fighters from abroad for the Indian Air Force, the paper said.

Under the program called Project-75 India (P-75I), apart from stealth, land-attack capability and the ability to incorporate futuristic technologies, all the six new submarines will be equipped with air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems to boost their operational capabilities, the paper said.

Conventional diesel-electric submarines have to surface every few days to get oxygen to recharge their batteries. With AIP systems, they can stay submerged for much longer periods, the paper said.

Invitations to a tender for a foreign contractor are expected to be sent to Russia's Rosoboronexport, France's DCNS/Armaris, Germany's HDW and Spain's Navantia, the paper said.

Pakistan as China's Force-multiplier Against India ~ link ~ The coming global war will almost certainly see a India vs Pakistan/China war theater.

Saving Face in Unwinnable War ~ link ~ Last week, the usually cautious Petraeus vowed from Kabul to "win" the Afghan War, which has cost the U.S. nearly $300 billion to date and 1,000 dead. The problem: No one can define what winning really means. Each time the U.S. reinforces, Afghan resistance grows stronger.

Afghanistan is America's longest-running conflict.

The escalating war now costs U.S. taxpayers $17 billion monthly. President Barack Obama's Afghan "surge" of 30,000 more troops will cost another $30 billion.

The Afghan and Iraq wars - at a cost of $1 trillion - are being waged on borrowed money when the U.S. is drowning in $13.1 trillion in debt.

America has become addicted to debt and war.

We Who Advocate Peace ~ link ~ They wage preemptive war, occupy and bomb sovereign nations, utilize video-game technology and robotics to murder and then dehumanize hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children as collateral damage. We who advocate peace and justice say that such acts of war and occupation are illegal, immoral and a barbaric and paranoid response to contrived evil . . . and they say we are unpatriotic, treasonous, and unsupportive of the troops.

They chose to avoid military service themselves or had “other priorities” when their Country called, but yet cavalierly send our children, not theirs, to kill and to die in their war for oil and empire. We who advocate peace and justice say that if the threat is real and the peril immanent and grave, then our chickenhawk leaders and their privileged children should be the first to go. Only then will we follow . . . and they say we are unpatriotic, treasonous, and unsupportive of the troops.

They continue to use the fear of terrorism, prey upon the anxiety and distress of the American people post 9/11to “justify” continuing, even escalating, their wars and occupations, and to deny fundamental human liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. We who advocate peace and justice say that the exploitation of a vulnerable citizenry, and the disregard and abuse of basic human rights is Un-American, uncivilized, and a clear violation of the very values they allege to be championing and defending . . . and they say we are unpatriotic, treasonous, and unsupportive of the troops.

They send our military into harm’s way to kill and be killed in pursuit of goals that are ambiguous and ill-defined in an endless war and occupation they sell to the American people and to the world as a response to terrorism. We who advocate peace and justice say that our troops are not cannon fodder; that terrorism is a tactic not an enemy or an ideology; that war, occupation, and the indiscriminate use of violence by the military promotes rather than abrogates the terrorist threat . . . and they say we are unpatriotic, treasonous, and unsupportive of the troops.

They fail to honor their commitment to our Servicemen and Women, “stop loss” deployment after deployment with insufficient dwell time, and provide inadequate resources to meet the medical and readjustment needs of our returning wounded and veterans. We who advocate peace and justice say that providing effective care and treatment for those physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually wounded by war is a moral and legal obligation and should be our first priority. . . and they say we are unpatriotic, treasonous, and unsupportive of the troops.

They torture prisoners at Abu Graib, Guantanamo Bay and “black site” secret prisons around the world, denying “detainees” even the most basic right of Habeas Corpus. We who advocate peace and justice say that such heinous practices as water boarding and unlawful restraint are immoral, violates the U.S. Constitution and International Law, increases the risk that our troops will be ill-treated and tortured should they be captured, and that those who ordered, endorsed, sanctioned, or supported such methods of torture are hypocrites, deviants, and war criminals . . . and they say we are unpatriotic, treasonous, and unsupportive of the troops.

They refused to meet with and comfort the families of our soldiers wounded or killed in battle, denigrate their memory, sacrifice, and dignity by fabricating heroic fantasies of their death and suffering to increase recruitment and bolster support for their senseless war. We who advocate peace and justice say that exploiting the deaths of our soldiers and the grief and suffering of their families in order to mythologize war and lure other young men and women to slaughter is unconscionable and depraved . . . and they say we are unpatriotic, treasonous, and unsupportive of the troops.

Silvio Berlusconi's 'gag law' sparks media strike in Italy ~ link ~ Neocons like Berlusconi just hate the truth, like cockroaches hate the light.

Clegg 'Told Brown to Quit' at secret meeting ~ link

French police step up Sarkozy illegal funding probe ~ link

Office of financial advisor to L'Oreal heiress raided in Sarkozy funding investigation ~ link

Sarkozy's approval rate falls to all-time low ~ link

The Mystery of Lord Mandelson's finances ~ link ~ A name comes to mind, Rothschild.

WMD claims were lies says former UK diplomat ~ link ~ Phony Tony Blair sent a lot of his countrymen to their deaths (and others to a life time of pain from injuries) all on the basis of lies. Remember these lies as the war whores take us into yet another war in the Middle East for Israel and the global banking families.

Britain was taken to war in Iraq on the basis of “lies”, scaremongering and deliberate exaggeration, a former UK diplomat told the Iraq inquiry.

Carne Ross claimed that Britain and the United States privately did not believe that Iraq's weapons programmes posed a “substantial threat” before launching the 2003 invasion.

Mr Ross, the former first secretary at the UK’s mission to the United Nations, told the Chilcot inquiry there was no “significant intelligence” to support claims that Saddam Hussein had amassed an arsenal of deadly weapons.

He argued that Saddam could have been contained through sanctions – and condemned the failure by the US or UK to close the Iraqi dictator’s bank accounts in Jordan.

Mr Ross, who resigned before the war, pointed to a document circulated to Labour MPs in 2002 as evidence of a “process of deliberate public exaggeration”, including the claim that Saddam could develop nuclear weapons within five years.

He added: “This paper also contains such scare-mongering claims as ‘less than a teaspoon of anthrax can kill over a million people’ without explaining the extremely difficult process for anthrax to be weaponised and delivered in an effective method.”

The former diplomat said the September 2002 dossier that made the case for war – including the notorious claim that Iraq could launch a missile strike within 45 minutes “misrepresented” the raw intelligence.

Broadcast viewership hits records low ~ link ~ This is actually a good sign considering the trash that ABCCBSNBCFOX broadcast.

CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox together had the smallest number of prime-time viewers last week in two decades of record-keeping, the Nielsen Co. said. Given the dominance of the big broadcasters before then, you'd probably have to go back to the early days of television to find such a collective shrug.

Vote Fraud and the Bankruptcy of the United States ~ link ~ Good one!

Ron Paul: Feds spend $400/gallon on gas in Afghanistan - video ~ link ~ As long as the American public allows the crooks in Washington to get by with this nonsense they will continue to do so.

Feds 'Disappear' Edgar Steel - Mystery Deepens ~ link ~ Day by day, fascism grows and grows in America and Europe.

UK "recession" even deeper than first thought ~ link ~ Don't you just love the mainstream news media? They have been lying about the economy and the "recession" for so long. Now they 'admit' the "recession" is worst than they said it was (did they just forget about their claims of a "recovery").

Taranis: UCAV unmanned stealth jet ~ link ~ link ~ This is a nice impressive UCAV. This is a field that I have been involved in. There are a number of aircraft and systems that can fill this roll.

Taranis, the prototype of an unmanned combat aircraft of the  future, which was unveiled today

Looming ominously like a space ship from Star Wars, this is the future of unmanned flight.

Defence firm BAE Systems today officially unveiled its first ever high-tech unmanned stealth jet.

The Taranis, named after the Celtic god of thunder, is about the same size as a Hawk jet and is equipped with stealth equipment and an 'autonomous' artificial intelligence system.

The plane will test the possibility of developing the first ever autonomous stealthy Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) that would ultimately be capable of precisely striking targets at long range, even in another continent.

Can anyone govern Japan? ~ link ~ In office just one month so far, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has already messed up badly. The country is holding upper-house parliamentary elections on July 11, and Kan — who began his tenure with a relatively buoyant 60 percent approval rating — has managed to convince voters that his policies are as hapless and ad hoc as those of his predecessor, Yukio Hatoyama.

What’s happening to Japan is bigger than Kan the man. After a series of short-lived, ineffectual leaders, many are wondering if the country itself has become, in essence, ungovernable. Kan is an astute politician with considerable skills, and voters seem to like his tough-love message for kick-starting the economy. Many agree with him that the old policies of vast public-works spending and deregulation have not worked and have instead left the country saddled with debt amounting to a whopping 200 percent of the country’s annual GDP. But voters are still skeptical that Kan can make real change. And what it boils down to is a loss of faith in political leaders after two decades of recession and growing social malaise. In an atmosphere where leaders are expected to fail, can anyone run Japan?

Anger in Costa Rica Over Deal to 'Invite' 46 US warships ~ link ~ 46 is a large number, are we talking warships or boats here?

Costa Rica’s opposition is expressing increasing opposition to the government’s agreement to allow the United States to send a significant force, 7,000 US Marines and 46 warships, into the tiny Central American nation.

Total eclipse thrills South Pacific skywatchers ~ link ~ link

'Desperately difficult' to keep Church of England together over women bishops ~ link ~ There is a clear pattern that has been repeated in the Church of England and in a number of other Christian churches. The far out so-called 'liberals' demand allowing gay marriages, gay clergy, women priests and bishops, 'gender neutral' re-writing of the Bible and Christ's own words, etc., etc. When they win, they drive a large percentage of believers away and what is left is a ruined church organization with no dogma and few members who believe whatever is politically correct regardless of what traditional Christian dogma and belief says.

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