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Risk of Global Climate Change By BP Oil Spill by Dr. Gianluigi Zangari ~ link
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Lord Stirling's Christmas Eve Birthday Cake ~ link
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^Venezuela's Chavez to move into Gaddafi tent ~ link ~ Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is going to govern temporarily from a tent so that families made homeless by recent floods can take refuge in his office. Mr Chavez said he would have a Bedouin tent given to him by the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi put up in the garden of the presidential palace. Twenty-five families are already living in the palace after losing their homes.
Since World War II U.S. leaders have consistently lied to the American people about foreign threats in order to feed the military machine's appetite for war. All of these wars are unjust and unwarranted but that does not stop the self-interested criminals who control U.S. foreign policy. A recent example of a lie they told was their assertion that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction. That episode revealed to many people the true nature of the American government. Simply put, it does not care about the truth, or the American people, or the members of the military. U.S. leaders like former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, to name but a few, tell lies at will. Dishonesty means nothing to them. They deceive the American people, the American military, and the world about their motives and methods - and they lie to themselves about their own powers and abilities.
Next to the hundreds of thousands of innocent people who were slaughtered by the American war machine in its numerous criminal wars, U.S. soldiers have suffered the most - way more than the rest of the population in America. It can't be said enough that the U.S. government's treatment of its soldiers is scandalous and shameful. It is so out of whack that in America today dogs are treated better than military vets. Some dogs are even treated to luxurious spas while military vets are denied the proper health care that they deserve. Instead, they're left to rot, and commit suicide. And for what? To defend America? To defeat Al-Qaeda? Or to keep the war machine and its benefactors rich and powerful? As you will see by the end of this post, it is the latter.
US Reports Paint 'Bleak' Pictures in Afghanistan and Pakistan ~ link ~ Though the documents have not been made public yet, those familiar with the new National Intelligence Estimates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, which were presented to the Senate Intelligence Committee this week, say they paint a bleak picture of the situation in both nations.
WikiLeaks: Advancing an Israeli Agenda ~ link ~ Asked on the night of September 11, 2001 what the terrorist attacks meant for U.S.-Israel relations, Benjamin Netanyahu, the then former prime minister, tactlessly but accurately replied, “It’s very good.” And on the day after WikiLeaks’ publication of U.S. diplomatic cables, Netanyahu “strode” into a press conference at the Israeli Journalists Association, looking “undoubtedly delighted” with the group’s latest embarrassment of U.S. President Barack Obama.
“Thanks to WikiLeaks,” Aluf Benn wrote in Haaretz, “there is now no fear Washington will exert heavy pressure on Israel to freeze settlement construction or to accelerate negotiations on a withdrawal from the territories.” Instead, also courtesy of WikiLeaks, the world’s attention had been shifted exactly where a “vindicated” Netanyahu wanted it – toward Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons programme.
“Our region has been hostage to a narrative that is the result of 60 years of propaganda, which paints Israel as the greatest threat,” Netanyahu told the assembled journalists. “In reality leaders understand that that view is bankrupt. For the first time in history there is agreement that Iran is the threat.” While there is considerable dispute about the extent to which Arab leaders share Netanyahu’s understanding of “the Iranian threat,” the Arab public overwhelmingly considers Israel to be a far greater threat.
Nevertheless, according to Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit, Julian Assange “has shattered the accepted dogma on the understanding in the Middle East in the 21st century.” WikiLeaks, crowed Shavit, “proved” that the Israeli occupation and colonisation of Palestine was not the main cause of instability in the Middle East. Instead, the secret cables “revealed” that “the entire Arab world” is concerned about “one problem only — Iran, Iran, Iran.” Thus, Shavit concluded, the only way to bring peace to the region was to deal with “Iran first.”
Strangely, the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seems to accept the Israeli vision of “war is peace” in the Middle East. In an interview with Time magazine, Assange singled out
Even more puzzling, Assange had an op-ed piece in Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian, in which he quoted something the media mogul had written in 1958: “In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.” In choosing another pro-Israel apologist as a model of transparency, is it possible that Assange is ignorant of the key role played by Murdoch’s media empire in propagating the lies that led the New York Times to dub the war in Iraq “Mr. Murdoch’s War”? Netanyahu as an example of a world leader who believed the publication of Arab leaders’ provocative privately expressed comments “will lead to some kind of increase in the peace process in the Middle East and particularly in relation to Iran.”
US House Approves Major Increase in Israeli Military Aid ~ link ~ The House of Representatives earlier this week approved a significant increase in the level of military aid to Israel, pushing the level to $3 billion in flat military aid, with an additional $205 million set aside for a short range rocket system.
Pyongyang will rely on nuclear might to defend itself against the United States and South Korea, North Korea's Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun told Russia's Interfax news agency Friday. "We are once again assured of the rectitude of our choice of the songun (army first) policy, and in strengthening a defence that relies on nuclear forces for deterrence," he said.
Did PM Netanyahu get a Lethal Dose of DU ~ link ~
But, let’s back up to that first night and a photo op that PM “Bibi” Netanyahu, like all politicians, just could not pass up. The Prime Minister of Israel embarked on “a visit to the scene by helicopter …”
My first thought was “He did WHAT?” I was concerned for his safety, of course.
After all, Israel is in the middle of a nuclear war being fought with little American nuclear weapons and hundreds of thousands of tons of nuclear munitions.
What goes around, comes around and uranium dust never goes away. The Prime Minister’s office, no doubt, got the memo from the UN International Fire Fighters on the re-suspension of uranium dusts during forest fires.
My second thought was “I wonder how much of a shot of re-suspended highly radioactive uranium oxide, and its lethal decay products, PM Netanyahu got while flying around in his helicopter? What an idiot!” that’s what I thought immediately, more or less.
US allocates $205 million for Israel's 'Iron Dome' anti-rocket system ~ link ~ When it comes to finding ways to reduce the U.S. deficit, everything is on the table with one exception–more aid to Israel. And by the way, the following story can only be found in the two Israeli newspapers, Haaretz or the Jerusalem Post. I guess the American media have been ordered to keep this story silent as to not anger Americans who have to sacrifice with this budget deficit. This is just one more example as to the way the American media is controlled. The Associated Press never misses an opportunity to slam Iran or Syria or even the Palestinians, but when it’s something embarrassing to Israel the presses are silent.
Patriot Act for Internet ahead - video ~ link ~ Good one! Stirling
Police Enter Home on Trumped Up Charges, and Execute Puppies ~ link ~ There is NO EXCUSE for this kind of fascist crap, none! Stirling
*Crisis of the European Monetary System ~ link ~
The bailout packages arranged for Greece and Ireland are not to bail out those two countries, but to bail out the European banks that lent to them and bought their bonds when it was imprudent to do so. They knew, because they control the governments that the public of the solvent governments would bail them out. Thus, the governments of Ireland and Greece with Portugal and Spain to follow will be showered with an Anglo-American style bailout. As you know $1 trillion won’t be enough to make the banks happy, so $3 trillion will be needed. Germany says no we are not going to do that. Well, we’ll see just who the real masters of Germany are. Such policy flies in the face of German culture. It shows you though how close to the edge Europe and its euro zone really is. Germany understands, but the rest of Europe, particularly the PIIGS are in denial. The IMF has its nose under the blanket. It will lend and participate, so that it can serve its masters by keeping these wayward states completely in austerity and bondage for the next 50 years and in that process relieve them of their sovereignty. As all of Europe belatedly understands, one interest rate can never fit all.
We can assure you that the euro zone is on the edge of collapse. It’s just a question of when. Nothing has been contained nor can it be contained. Like in the US the taxpayers of the solvent countries must bail out the banks and other financial institutions of Europe. The monetary policy created by the European Central Bank and the bankers has failed. Whether this was deliberate or not, we do not as yet know, but the truth will eventually surface. Currently the scapegoats are the citizens of these beleaguered countries, when in fact the real malefactors reside at the ECB and the European Parliament. These same players still do not have solutions other than destroying the Greek and Irish societies in the name of repaying the bankers. Whether you realize it or not, it has been a year since this odyssey began in Greece. We now have Ireland and they will be followed by Portugal and Spain and perhaps even Italy.
5 Signs the End is Near for the Criminal Banks ~ link ~
Sorry but I have to disagree. These arch-criminals will stop at nothing, including destroying the entire world, to hold onto power or see that nothing is left for anyone else. Stirling
When will we get justice from the banksters? HINT: As soon as we demand justice and not a moment sooner.
Could it be any more clear? The international banks are proven criminal entities -- everyone knows it, and everyone is beginning to openly say it. Yet they are still apparently considered "Too-Big-to-Jail" by our public legislators.
Politicians from around the world continue to bow to the will of the banksters, whether they be in the private sector, privately-owned central banks, or global private banks, while the people continue to be brazenly looted to fund their criminal enterprise.
Madoff: The Mob; Mossad: 'Murder' ~ link ~ According to Irving Picard, the lawyer recovering money for the fraud victims, Austrian banker Sonja Kohn was a "criminal soul mate" of Bernard Madoff for 23 years. (Austrian banker Kohn key to Madoff crimes)
Allegedly, Kohn ran an international network of banks and funds in order to help carry out the fraud.
Reportedly, Madoff secretly paid Kohn at least $62 million in secret kickbacks.
Kohn, a 60-year-old Austrian ultra-Orthodox Jew, had 'billionaire mobster clients'. (Financier's Life Becomes Crazy Spy Movie)
"With Russian oligarchs as clients," said an Austrian banker, "she might have reason to be afraid." (Movie)
“My inference is that that gold was not there,” Rickards told King World News. “The bank had to scramble, go out and find it somewhere before they could make good delivery.”