Friday, April 30, 2010

News, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, BioWar, Global Depression

Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link

Lord Stirling's news blog EUROPE

British title of Baron for sale ~ link

Israel vows to hold Lebanon and Syria responsible over 'balance-breaking weapons' ~ link ~ The arrogance of the Israels would be laughable if it were not so dangerous. In their last war, largely against the unarmed civilian population of Gaza, they used horrific military weapons against men/women/children and attacked hospitals/schools/etc. They have the third largest nuclear arsenal on earth but they presume to lecture/threaten others about 'balance breaking' weapons.

Hizballah has become a major military force ~ link ~ This is psych ops preparing the population for another war. The Israels know that the large number of rockets and missiles manned by Hizballah are a real military danger, especially as they can be outfitted with WMD and fuel-air explosive advanced conventional weapons. They are a part of the Iranian/Syrian WMD counter-force that has to be taken out in any war on Iran. The Second Lebanon War (2006) was an attempt to take out this force prior to an attack on Iran but the Israels failed. They do not intend to fail in the coming war, no matter what weapons - including neutron bombs/etc. - that they have to use. The drumbeats for war continue every day, day in and day out. War is coming before the end of this summer.

David Cameron takes momentum after confident debate ~ link ~ Or so the mainstream news media are telling us. Sad to say, but a significant percentage of voters are such sheeple that they do not follow their own instincts but listen to the media and do what they are told that 'most people' are doing.

British Jewish voters don't like Nick Clegg ~ link

UK Election: Why Winning Could Feel A Lot Like Losing ~ link ~
In the final days of the campaign, the Conservatives will forcefully put the case for majority government. But if Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, is right, they'd do well to temper their enthusiasm for outright victory. American economist David Hale revealed King's alleged private views in an April 28 interview with Australian television. "I saw the governor of the Bank of England last week when I was in London and he told me whoever wins this election will be out of power for a whole generation because of how tough the fiscal austerity will have to be," said Hale.

Plan to put 'Black Boxes' on US Cars ~ link ~ More and more, all the time, we move towards fascism in what was the "land of the free".

Full 9/11 El Al flight took off on 9/11 from JFK to Tel Aviv ~ link ~ It was necessary to get most of the team that did 9/11 out of the country.

WMR has learned from two El Al sources who worked for the Israeli airline at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport that on 9/11, hours after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded all civilian domestic and international incoming and outgoing flights to and from the United States, a full El Al Boeing 747 took off from JFK bound for Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport.

The two El Al employee sources are not Israeli nationals but legal immigrants from Ecuador who were working in the United States for the airline.

The flight departed JFK at 4:11 pm and its departure was, according to the El Al sources, authorized by the direct intervention of the U.S. Department of Defense. U.S. military officials were on the scene at JFK and were personally involved with the airport and air traffic control authorities to clear the flight for take-off.

According to the 9/11 Commission report, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta ordered all civilian flights to be grounded at 9:45 am on September 11.

9/11 Coordinated by Dick Cheney ~ link ~ Get a rope, time for a right proper 'neck tie party'.

Empower the People
- Open Letter to Obama by Ralph Nader ~ link ~
On the eve of the portentous Senate debate over the extent to which the financial industry is to be so as to avert future megacollapses on the backs of taxpayers, workers and consumers, a great gap has been left unattended.

That gap pertains to the continued powerlessness of the investors and consumers—the people who bear the ultimate brunt of Wall Street’s recklessness, avarice and crimes and who have the greatest interest in strong regulatory enforcement.

Among all the amendments filed for the upcoming Senate debate, only amendment number 29, introduced by Senator Schumer, provides a facility to establish an independent non-governmental non-profit Financial Consumers’ Association (FCA).

Eliot Spitzer: 7 Questions for Goldman Sacks ~ link

  • What percentage of Goldman's capital is dedicated to proprietary trading as opposed to capital formation for client companies?
  • What percentage of Goldman's profits derives from proprietary trading, asset management and prime brokerage activities; and what percentage comes from capital formation for client companies?
  • What percentage of Goldman's profits derives from marketing and trading derivatives, specifically the synthetic CDOs that are at the heart of the SEC investigation?
  • What percentage of Goldman's capital has been invested in U.S. government securities over the last year, essentially taking advantage of an interest arbitrage between Goldman's cost of capital and the rate being paid on Treasury bills?
  • How much income did Goldman derive from bets against products it marketed?
  • How much capital - debt and equity - have Goldman and the other major investment houses raised for their clients over each of the past five years?
  • How much capital have they invested overseas in foreign-based companies-especially through private equity funds?
  • This is just a starting list. The point is that we need to get a real measure of the social value of investment banking activity and to determine whether they are fulfilling the essential capital formation and liquidity needs of the markets. We taxpayers have given them billions upon billions upon billions based on the theory that they perform economically useful activities. They need to prove that they do.

  • What percentage of Goldman's capital is dedicated to proprietary trading as opposed to capital formation for client companies?
  • What percentage of Goldman's profits derives from proprietary trading, asset management and prime brokerage activities; and what percentage comes from capital formation for client companies?
  • What percentage of Goldman's profits derives from marketing and trading derivatives, specifically the synthetic CDOs that are at the heart of the SEC investigation?
  • What percentage of Goldman's capital has been invested in U.S. government securities over the last year, essentially taking advantage of an interest arbitrage between Goldman's cost of capital and the rate being paid on Treasury bills?
  • How much income did Goldman derive from bets against products it marketed?
  • How much capital - debt and equity - have Goldman and the other major investment houses raised for their clients over each of the past five years?
  • How much capital have they invested overseas in foreign-based companies-especially through private equity funds?
  • This is just a starting list. The point is that we need to get a real measure of the social value of investment banking activity and to determine whether they are fulfilling the essential capital formation and liquidity needs of the markets. We taxpayers have given them billions upon billions upon billions based on the theory that they perform economically useful activities. They need to prove that they do.

    Now it's a European Banking Crisis ~ link ~
    For months the top leaders of the European Union resisted the idea of a bailout for Greece, wringing their hands over the estimated $61 billion cost. While the jawboning continued, the infection took hold. Bond vigilantes drove the Greeks' borrowing costs into the double digits. Investors, fearing a contagion in Europe's southern tier, dumped the stocks and bonds of Portugal and Spain. As it spread, markets started to pummel European banks and insurers for their exposure to what could prove to be one of the worst sovereign debt disasters ever. A bank crisis and a debt crisis rolled into one—the medical bills for this extreme case will make Europe long for the modest $61 billion of just a few weeks past.

    Clash at Athens at Finance Ministry over cuts - with video ~ link

    Ghost housing estates (subdivisions) testify to Irish boom and bust ~ link ~ At the height of the boom, prices for houses in Ireland were totally crazy they were so high.

    There are 621 ghost estates across Ireland now, a legacy of those hopeful years. One in five Irish homes is unoccupied.

    If the country immediately used them to house every person on the social housing list, there would still be hundreds of thousands left over.

    Spanish official unemployment rate is now 20% ~ link ~ If the Spanish figures are as 'cooked' as the American rates are, the real rate would be about 45-50%.

    There were 4,612,700 people unemployed in the country at the end of March, the national statistics agency INE said.

    Spain's jobless rate has risen sharply during the economic downturn and is the highest in the eurozone.

    Profitable Depopulation Plot links JP Morgan, Chase and Goldman Sacks to Vaccination Contaminations and Big Pharma Corruption ~ link ~ These bastards will stop at nothing to serve Satan and the global banking cartel.

    US base feud could force Japanese PM to resign ~ link ~

    Water dispute is fueling India-Pakistan tensions ~ link ~ These peoples have been bitter enemies for thousands of years. I expect to see a India-Pakistan theater in the coming global war/WWIII and it will be totally horrific as both nations are well armed with nuclear weapons. Also see: Indian-Pakistan Prime Ministers to hold talks this week ~ link

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    News, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, BioWar, Global Depression

    Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link

    Lord Stirling's news blog EUROPE

    British title of Baron for sale ~ link

    Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) device on Polish presidential aircraft (TU-154) raises questions about crash ~ link ~ I have a bad feeling about this crash. I said at the time that it was suspicious. The danger here is that the crash can be a False Flag Op designed to blame the Russians when in fact they had nothing to do with it. Of course, just the opposite may be the case. How do you tell the truth from what may be lies when so much is at stake. Depending on how all this falls out, it could be a major factor in fomenting pre-war conditions in Eastern Europe on the eve of WWIII. This could become a major factor in the weeks ahead or it could fade into the background of history. Note: I am aware that some early work has been done on researching the hidden Bible Codes about this crash. The following was sent to me (and others) regarding this research - Stirling:
    I found some new codes about former Polish President Lech Kaczynski. The first letter of the lowest skip of this name in the Tanakh, is found in 1 Kings 15:27 (which speaks of a king who was murdered...) in the expression "conspiracy against him". I also examined the surrounding text, and found the expression/term "he was murdered/assassinat ion" (minimal skip in the Tanakh) spelled in reverse and sharing a letter with Kaczynski. There are other messages like "they shot" (spelled in reverse on the same string of characters as "he was murdered/assassinat ion", and lowest skip as well), "shooting of evilness", but I left them out. All these terms form a very tight cluster.

    The second matrix was found in a wrapped Torah using another spelling for his name. The lowest skip could be extended to "Kaczynski was threatened". I noticed Kaczynski shared a letter with a term from the surface text which can be translated "president". I also spotted the expression "he was murdered/assassinat ion in the year" adjacent and parallel to Kaczynski, and "2010" on the same string of characters as Kaczynski, and separated from it by only 2 letters.

    The following is some information sent to me by a reader on the Poland crash:
    I'm doing a review of military/civilian plane crashes--some of them suspicious. I noticed the Russians just reopened the closed investigation into a 2008 plane crash that took the life of a senior Russian general. The original cause was attributed to pilot alcoholism. No witnesses could be found of any pilot alcohol consumption prior to the crash. Further, during decomposition the sugar remaining in a body ferments and produces some alcohol. Similar set of circumstances.

    The Polish Tupelov (you probably know this better than I) in the latest crash is known as a brick s***house in aviation circles. It was kept apparently because it can suffer severe damage and still keep flying. Polish air force maintenance of planes is said to be among the best among world military.

    I was monitoring Russian shortwave and they reported all the bodies fit into two (2) standard helicopters. Without a major explosion, I can't see how this is possible with 100 people.

    As for the 2008 Polish plane crash that apparently took the life of their entire senior air force staff--VERY suspicious. The usual, fog, wing coming off, clipping trees, ground warning/ILS not operational. Plane falls 300' and they cannot find the black boxes! All of them attending an air safety conference together?! Then, major security protocols put into place so officers and government officials won't fly together in large groups on military flights. But these are suddenly disregarded because it was considered a "civilian" flight?! I know Poles--give a Pole a duty and if he has any honor you'll have to shoot him before he deviates. And Polish military generally have honor as it is tradition. (You could say people who charge tanks with horses are a bit thick headed!)

    Aside from the fact that the Russians couldn't have pulled off a hit on all those people inside Poland (if that's what happened) another reason I disbelieve it is Katyn. It is very painful for a country to admit a crime of this magnitude after years of denial and cover-up. Why go through this public humiliation--undoubtedly to mollify Poles and improve relations--if you're going to then decapitate their government and permanently estrange them?

    It may be the Russians have a pretty good idea of what happened--hence the reopening of the investigation of their 2008 crash. (The dead senior general was the architect of the defeat of the Chechens, which were backed by various Western intelligence agencies.) Russians are notorious for secrecy, during the Stalinist era even road maps were secret and the ones available were inaccurate. Or maybe they don't know yet but starting a panic might spook the perpetrators and destroy evidence and witnesses. (I speculated the shots may have been of people trying to plant evidence--or maybe if there were only 4 people on the plane and they figured it was a setup.)

    I just can't believe this was a deliberate act of Putin and Medvedev as they are rational and this makes no sense. It's possible that some faction in Russia that wanted to destabilize the government might have had involvement. This includes the "Russian" Mafia. I'm guessing it's someone who wants a future war and who wants to keep the Russians occupied while they engage in military and financial adventures.

    I'll keep you posted as I research the past plane crashes.

    Only four people on doomed plane, suggest pilot communication - with video - by Jane Burgermeister ~ link ~
    I am 'unsure' about the validity of this report. However, from the limited crash scene video that I saw, I did wonder where the bodies (or body parts) were!

    Criticism of Polish Prime Minister mounts after failure to address plane crash questions by Jane Burgermeister ~ link ~
    Criticism of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has grown following his press conference on Wednesday when he spoke for the first time about the plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski in Smolensk on April 10

    Prime Minister Donald Tusk looked pale and shaken as he brushed aside tough questions from journalists on the plane crash that also killed the central bank governor, military chiefs, the national security chief and much of the opposition....

    He had strong praise for Defence Minister Bogdan Klich, who has been urged to resign for hindering the investigation: the Polish Chief Prosecutor called for Klich to be fired on Tuesday.

    Tusk repeatedly refused to answer questions put to him by journalists about the plane crash....

    Polish TV station TVP1 showed a programme on Monday in which a person interviewed suggested that Tusk had blood on his hands, underlining how the mood has changed.

    The mounting evidence that almost 100 honest Polish government officials have been murdered in cold blood so that the Globalist bankers and their minions in government can plunder the country is fuelling public outrage not just in Poland but in the world.

    No honest government official in any country is safe unless this mafia style practice is checked.

    Huge crowds are reported to have lined up to fulfil the signature requirements of the dead Polish President’s brother Jaroslaw Kaczysnki to run for president on June 20th.

    Polls from the Globalist-controlled media suggest the acting president Bronislaw Komorowski from Tusk’s party will win but the mood in the country suggests Kaczynski will be the next president as long as the elections are fair.

    Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion ~ link ~ You can count on the fact that God is deeply offended by the murder of innocent babies.

    The 22-week infant died one day later in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy.

    The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled.

    However, the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabro hospital, and was left by doctors to die.

    He was discovered alive the following day – some 20 hours after the operation – by Father Antonio Martello, the hospital chaplain, who had gone to pray beside his body.

    He found that the baby, wrapped in a sheet with his umbilical cord still attached, was moving and breathing.

    The priest raised the alarm and doctors immediately arranged for the infant to be taken to a specialist neo-natal unit at the neighbouring Cosenza hospital, where he died on Monday morning.

    Eurozone edges closer to endgame as Greek contagion hits Portugal ~ link ~ The eurozone "lurched towards the endgame" yesterday as Standard & Poor's finally relegated Greece's sovereign credit rating to "junk" status, downgraded Portugal by two steps to A-, and the yields on Greek debt climbed beyond 15 per cent, a signal that the market regards a default as virtually certain.

    The contagion that many feared is threatening to overwhelm the entire single currency area in a remarkably short time. The course of events has parallels with the banking crises of the autumn of 2008, when successive institutions came under attack and their interrelationships and size devastated confidence in the financial system, famously so after the failure of Lehman's.

    Greek Debt Crisis: Euro leaders call emergency summit to avert meltdown ~ link ~ Wrestling with the worst crisis in the common currency's 11 years and accused of fiddling for three months while Greece went up in flames, Angela Merkel of Germany, Nicolas Sarkozy of France and other European leaders are to meet in Brussels on May 10 to unlock tens of billions of euros for Athens to put out the fire.

    The summit will be only the second time in the currency's history that the leaders have met as the "eurogroup". The first time was in Paris in October 2008 to concoct a response to the international banking and financial collapse. Gordon Brown also took part in the Paris summit, although Britain is not in the euro. This time, four days after May 6, a British prime minister will not be invited.

    Western civilization on the Titanic - RT video ~ link ~ Remember that I have been telling you that there is no 'recovery' and that we are still 'early stage' into this Global Depression.

    Greece is just the 'tip of the iceberg' ~ link ~ Greece is just the "tip of the iceberg” of a sovereign debt crisis that has the potential to derail a global recovery, Nouriel Roubini has warned.

    No Wonder the Eurozone is Imploding ~ link ~ All of which is planned.

    There wouldn't be a crisis among nations if banks' toxic gambling debts hadn't been assumed by the world's central banks.

    Another conflict with Lebanon? ~ link ~ Jordan's King Abdullah has recently disclosed that he believes an Israel-Hezbollah-Lebanon conflict is “imminent.”

    The fact that Israeli authorities are handing out gas masks and have launched a media campaign stressing their importance lends credibility to the monarch's chilling prediction.

    In recent days, Israelis warplanes have violated Lebanon's airspace and have illuminated the skies over a southern Lebanese village with flares. Concurrent with those provocations, Israel is accusing Syria of supplying Hezbollah with Scud missiles with the potential of being fitted with chemical warheads and capable of reaching Tel Aviv.

    Netanyahu's possible motives for attacking Lebanon are manifold. Following the failure of the Israeli military's mission in 2006 which was to disarm Hezbollah, Israel needs a definitive win so as to propagate the myth of its invincibility and eradicate the threat from Hezbollah on its northern border.

    According to The Times, Syria is to be held responsible in the event Hezbollah sends ballistic missiles into Israel. “We'll return Syria to the Stone Age,” an Israeli minister was quoted as warning.

    'Radical Muslin group' run by Israeli Jews ~ link ~ Sad that some people find it necessary to do this type of evil nonsense.

    Chomsky: What's At Stake in the Issue of Iran ~ link ~ In an interview with the German publication, Freitag, Noam Chomsky talks about U.S. pressure on Israel and Iran and its geopolitical significance. "Iran is perceived as a threat because they did not obey the orders of the United States. Militarily this threat is irrelevant. This country has not behaved aggressively beyond its borders for centuries. Israel invaded Lebanon with the blessing and help of the U.S. five times in thirty years. Iran has not done anything like this," he says.´

    Haaretz: Majority of Israel's Jews back gag on rights groups ~ link ~ Sad!

    They found that 57.6 percent of the respondents agreed that human rights organizations that expose immoral conduct by Israel should not be allowed to operate freely.

    Slightly more than half agreed that "there is too much freedom of expression" in Israel.

    The poll also found that most of the respondents favor punishing Israeli citizens who support sanctioning or boycotting the country, and support punishing journalists who report news that reflects badly on the actions of the defense establishment.

    Another 82 percent of respondents said they back stiff penalties for people who leak illegally obtained information exposing immoral conduct by the defense establishment.

    The Military Occupation of Our Minds ~ link ~ As Congress weighs Afghanistan funding, the military is escalating what it calls the "war of perceptions" at home and abroad. The question is whether the American media and Congress will collaborate in the Pentagon's press strategy or retain a critical edge.

    It is no accident that the Pentagon is shaping the "information battlespace" by welcoming friendly reporters and think tank hacks to beam back commentaries about the Kandahar offensive to the American people.

    Nor is it accidental that the US is soft-pedaling any public criticism of its crooked crony in Kabul, Hamid Karzhai, as thousands of American soldiers are being dispatched to face bullets in his defense.

    Nor is there any question that Afghan civilian casualties are being downplayed or covered-up. The agency in charge of counting the bodies, the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan, published a footnote last year admitting "there is a significant possibility that UNAMA is under-reporting civilian casualties."

    How the Western Media Promotes a Mistaken View of the World ~ link ~ The western media will continue to reduce non-Westerners, for they have a vested interest in doing so, and it has become habitual. A first step in overcoming this would be to empower our own local and regional media, and to create rapports amongst them. We can only challenge the abhorrent narratives about us when we start to present our own truth and experience, and support others to do the same.

    Americans remaining ill-informed is inexcusable ~ link ~ The ironic misfortune in all this is that we have the technology to be informed, but Americans remain a generally ignorant public.

    The Vietnam War in pictures: The 35th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon ~ link

    Super-classified network that served as command and control for the 9/11 False Flag Attack on America ~ link ~ Multiple U.S. intelligence sources have reported to WMR that a super-classified network with only some 70 terminals in select U.S. government locations handled the parallel command-and-control activities that permitted the 9/11 terrorist attacks to be successful.

    The “above top secret” network bears the acronym “PDAS.” WMR has not yet discovered what the acronym stands for, however, the system is limited to only a few hundred people with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Special Access Program (SAP) need-to-know access, in addition to the president and vice president.

    On September 11, 2001, PDAS was used to convey the information from the Air Force Chief of Staff to the White House, CIA, and other select agencies that the Air Force had successfully intercepted and downed a target over Pennsylvania. It is believed that the “target” in question was United flight 93, although there is no confirmation that the aircraft was in fact the one downed by Air Force interceptors.

    Glen Beck - Puerto Rico could become 51st State if new bill passes - video ~ link ~ The forces that want to destroy the cultural heritage of America will stop at nothing.

    Dividend Tax to Increase from 15% to 43.4% ~ link

    War with China? The Dangers of a Global Conflagration - Rising and Declining Economic Powers: The Sino-US Conflict Deepens ~ link ~ The problem that I have with the view presented by this article is that it ignores 'the powers behind the thrones'. China became an economic superpower because those in control of America and western Europe allowed and facilitated it. It was/is the greatest mass transfer of wealth in human history. It was NOT an accident of history. Under the Clinton Administration the technology to allow Chinese ICBMs to target American cities was allowed to pass to China. Prior to that, they could not come close to hitting even a large city with their reentry warheads. What we have here is social/political/economic/military engineering on a very large scale. Historically the only forces that can accomplish this is the global banking cartel/families.

    Will the intensified conflicts between the US and China inevitably lead to a global conflagration? If recent past history is any indication the answer is a resounding yes. The most destructive wars of the 20th century were the result of confrontations between established (EIP) and rising (RIP) imperial powers. The practices and policies of the former serve as guides to the latter.

    The US empire covers the world with nearly 800 military bases, multi-lateral (NATO) and bi-lateral military alliances, a dominant position in the self-styled international financial institutions (World Bank, International Monetary Fund) and with multi-national banks, investment houses and industries in Asia, Latin America, Europe and elsewhere.

    Senior UK Conservative Party leader, William Hague: I have Iran in my sights ~ link ~ The UK Conservative and Labour Parties are just a war crazy and Zionist controlled as the Democratic and Republican Parties in the USA are; the Liberal Democrats are anti-war and have a more balanced position on the Middle East (or claim to).

    Gordon Brown comes in THIRD in latest debate ~ link ~ Britain's final TV election debate Thursday saw Prime Minister Gordon Brown scrap for his political future in the most combative showdown of the campaign, trading sharp exchanges with his two chief rivals a day after an embarrassing campaign gaffe.

    Brown, who has been freefalling in the opinion polls for weeks, wasted no time ahead of the May 6 election. He threw a joke in his opening remarks in hopes of neutralizing Wednesday's blunder, in which he was caught calling a retired Labour voter a "bigoted woman" after she badgered him on immigration and he forgot to remove his microphone.

    But his delivery fell flat. Analysts said Brown's performance failed to wow voters.

    Gordon Brown seeks redemption at debate after gaffe ~ link ~ It is no secret that I dislike the Labour government. My peerage case, behind the scenes ,was the key to forcing Phony Tony Blair to agree to resign. But I have to say that what Gordon said (forgetting that he still had a live wireless mike on him) was nothing. Only the media (and especially the British media) would make a big deal out of it and he was stupid enough to go along with it.

    UK's third party leader, Nick Clegg, grabs the spotlight ~ link ~ Clegg is on his way to No. 10. Time will tell if he hits a 'roadblock' or makes it all the way, but right now he has the momentum, the strategic initiative, and that is most important in elections.

    Russia preparing for spectacular Red Square parade - 65th Anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany ~ link ~ The grandiose Moscow event on May 9 will be replicated on a smaller scale in 71 cities across Russia who will hold their own military parades making it a nationwide event involving around 100,000 troops.

    In Moscow, foreign soldiers, including a detachment of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, will join their Russian counterparts on Moscow's most famous square for the first time.

    Documents show that Stalin signed Katyn death warrants ~ link ~ Stalin (the name has always reminded me of Satan) was very good at killing innocent people.

    The files catalogue the chilling decision-making process that culminated in Stalin and his henchmen approving the execution of 21,587 unarmed Polish army reservists in 1940. The massacre, perpetrated by the Soviet NKVD secret police, was carried out in three different locations but took its name from just one of the three killing fields - the Katyn Forest in western Russia.

    One of the documents made public is a note from Lavrenty Beria, the head of the NKVD, to Stalin about the fate of the Poles. The Poles included military officers, priests, writers, professors and aristocrats. In the note, Beria proposes that the NKVD "quickly examine the use of the highest means of punishment – death by shooting." Stalin's signature and a red stamp reading "Top Secret" are on the first page of the document, which is dated March 1940. Another document, a secret internal Soviet Communist party memo from 1965, refers to "what was formerly Bourgeois Poland" and warns against any public disclosure, arguing that the documents have no historical value.

    The decision to make the documents public, taken by President Dmitry Medvedev, is being seen as a friendly albeit symbolic gesture towards Poland which has been pushing for full disclosure for decades. It comes just weeks after Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others died in a plane crash on their way to a memorial service at Katyn. Although Polish historians welcomed the release of the files, they said that more needed to be done.

    Phage - The Virus that Cures - video ~ link

    Argentine journalists accused in 'people's trial ~ link

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    News, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, BioWar, Global Depression

    Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link

    Lord Stirling's news blog EUROPE

    British title of Baron for sale ~ link

    US - Iran standoff edges to critical juncture ~ link ~ The Iran nuclear standoff edges closer to a critical crossroads this week, with the potential for sanctions and escalation of tensions between Iran and the West on the one hand and, on the other, the possibility of a breakthrough on the so-called "nuclear fuel exchange deal".

    Israel's Ambassador to USA: Iran Strike Is On The Table ~ link ~
    Echoing sentiments earlier expressed by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Israeli Ambassador to Washington Michael Oren indicated Tuesday night that a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities was on the table.

    Media Disinformation: Syria Threatens Israel's Security - One Big Smokescreen ~ link ~

    The massive push towards war with Iran and its allies Syria and Hezbollah, organized/directed/bankrolled by Israel, AIPAC, and the global banking cartel is utter insanity. It will not benefit Israel, in fact it will end up with most Israelis dead and their nation destroyed. It will not benefit America, as we will suffer the most serious civilian losses in our history from the Iranian Advanced Biowar counter-strike. It will not even really benefit those global banking families who seek to use the current Global Depression and the coming Third World War to established their New World Order/global high-tech police state, the destruction will be simply too much. This is clearly a case of Satanic blinding of key people, who are rushing into a demise of their own making much as the Japanese and German warlords did in the late 1930s/early 1940s.

    Netanyahu plays a complex game ~ link ~
    On the other hand, however, he continues to be deeply skeptical of the possibility of peace, and to prepare carefully for a strike against Iran. In fact, by going so far out of his way to make concessions (including, reputedly, releasing prisoners and removing more roadblocks), Netanyahu is also taking up Obama's challenge for the moral high ground in case of a future confrontation between them (see US warms to strike on Iran)[April 22].

    This could have profound implications in case of an Israeli attack on Iran. Given the widespread support which Israel enjoys, the Obama administration finds itself embroiled in an uphill public relations campaign every time it decides to confront the Israeli government openly.

    In a sense, Netanyahu is setting up a bargaining strategy to use with Obama in case he chooses to go to war without American blessing: the settlement halt and progress in the negotiations will continue for as long as support on Iran is provided. This is, importantly, a compromise he can sell domestically as well, since the Iranian nuclear program is widely perceived in Israel as a major existential challenge facing the Jewish State. Many of the Arab states, too, perceive Iran as a threat, and would be happy to see Israel destroy its nuclear program.

    Tyranny & Politics of Fear, Loyalty to Israeli vs. US - video ~ link ~ Interesting video with a former top aid (Chief of Staff) to US Secretary of State Powell.

    Turkish-Syrian military exercise raises concerns in Israel ~ link

    US and Israel say Syria arming Hezbollah with missiles ~ link

    Netanyahu is incapable of making peace - but does Israel care? ~ link ~ They had better start caring because Bibi and his band of nuts is apt to get most of them killed.

    Peace that could happen (but won't) ~ link ~
    The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange. For many of the world's conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement. In this case, it is not only possible, but there is near universal agreement on its basic contours: a two-state settlement along the internationally recognized (pre-June 1967) borders - with "minor and mutual modifications," to adopt official United States terminology before Washington departed from the international community in the mid-1970s.

    Mubarak reassures PM of Lebanon that there will be no Israeli war on Lebanon ~ link ~ That fine, except it is not the President of Egypt that is calling the shots in Israel.

    Western Civilization is Doomed - The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: Last Gasp of a Moribund Civilization ~ link ~
    When I was a boy, I knew a man who repaired clocks and watches as a hobby. (Quartz watches had not yet been invented.) I often sat for hours in utter fascination watching him work. Then one day, I asked, "Frank, how do you know how to do that?" He answered, "Johnny, what man has done, man can do." Therein lies the fallacy of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Science and technology is a Pandora's Box. Once opened by one man, company, or country, what is emitted soon becomes everyone's.

    The United States made the first atomic bomb in 1945. The first attempt at non-proliferation was limited to trying to keep the knowledge of how to build the bomb secret. It failed, and within a decade, the USSR (1949), the UK (1952), France (1960), and China (1964) had built bombs. Since then India (1974), Israel (1979), Pakistan (1998), and North Korea (2006) have become nuclear powers, and South Africa has the capability, having produced six nuclear weapons in the 1980s but later disassembled them. Now the know-how is widespread.

    The United States with all of its policing powers has demonstrated that even it cannot stop the smuggling of contraband into its own land. The nations from which the contraband comes can not stop it, even with American help. How can the US expect other nations to stop it? In many parts of the world, especially the non-Western parts, smuggling has been carried on for centuries. Even Western businesses are often complicit is defying American export controls and sanctions. The initiative is a fool's errand, the last gasp of a moribund civilization. The only hope of avoiding a future nuclear war is the total abolition of nuclear weapons. But once the nations that comprise the Western world do that, their worldly control vanishes.

    No civilization in history that collapsed after a period of greatness has ever regained its dominance. Egypt lasted for three millennia; today it is little more than a field for archeological study. The Persian Empire, which lasted for more than three hundred years, became the largest and most powerful empire of its time; today, all that remains is Iran. Greece has never recovered from its collapse after its Golden Age, and the greatness of Rome has been reduced to Italy. When Mussolini tried to revive Roman greatness, he failed miserably. The Spanish, Dutch, French, and English empires have expired and these nations are now mere vassals states, although France and England still pretend to be world powers. Lasting greatness is not attained by the imposition of power. As with all the great civilizations of the past, Western Civilization is doomed as long as it continues to pursue this method of dominance. The NPT won't save it.

    Russia's fleet in the Crimea: What's the real deal? ~ link ~
    So what really happened? According to the actual text of the agreement of the lease, it ought only to have been extended in 2016. The decision which has just been taken relates to a date when neither Yanukovich nor his successor can be sure that they will be in power. It is an empty declaration. But in return for it, we have been given significant discounts on gas prices. This is prompting political analysts to conclude that what we have been told is only the tip of the iceberg of the real agreement between Yanukovich and Medvedev (and Putin, who urgently flew to Ukraine).

    The Russian Sevastopol fleet provides 15 000 Ukrainian jobs

    Exactly six months ago, the press-secretary of Ukraine’s Security Service, Vladimir Gorbulin, announced in his article in “Zerkalo Nedeli” that the “strategic goal of the Russian Federation’s foreign policy is to establish a ‘protectorate’ over Ukraine with the possible subsequent division of the country. This virtually amounts to an ultimatum: the preservation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity depends on its acceptance of a ‘special relationship’ with the Russian Federation, and hence to a Russian protectorate over a weak Ukraine”. Gorbulin believes that the Kremlin does not yet have a detailed plan for achieving this goal, and that Russia is prepared to respond to the situation opportunistically: “Moscow’s actions will be determined by the course of the situation, and above all by the reaction of Ukraine”.

    Russia and Ukraine to forge ahead with strategic partnership ~ link ~ I believe that the long term goal is to reunite the core of the old Russian Imperial Empire under a joint Head of State, the current Head of the Russian Imperial Family, by expanding the joint treaty between Russia and Belarus to include the Ukraine. Eventually, such a organization would increasingly become one nation, again.

    Russian Deficit will swell to fund Ukraine gas deal says Putin ~ link

    Fears that new bill in Russian Parliament would allow FSB to persecute dissidents ~ link ~ Kommersant daily said opposition parties fear the new initiative could precede a major campaign against political dissidents.

    Big Problem with Who Should Regulate ~ link ~ The sludge in Washington and NYC intend to form a Financial Institutions Regulatory Administration that will allow the Fed to takeover every agency such as the CFTC and the SEC, the Comptroller of the Currency, Thrift Management and the FDIC. The Fed would be able to regulate just about everything financial. This consolidation would give the Fed enormous power to act like the SA operated in Germany from 1932 to 1945. They would cast a net out giving themselves unlimited power all under the guise of protecting Americans and others financially. Agencies won’t be eliminated; they will be absorbed silently resulting in financial dictatorial power. As an example it is obvious that the SEC has become a rubber stamp for government and Wall Street. Now we find a supposedly understaffed, under funded agency is loaded with perverts who spend a good deal of their time watching pornography. This revelation has been created to convince Congress that this agency needs to be in stronger hands and who better to do that than the FED. This discovery was no coincidence....

    In actually the real estate and the ensuing fraudulent bond fraud was the last straw in the elitist house of cards. The collapse known as the credit crisis will hobble America for years to come unless the system is purged. The Fed over the last year transferred off of bank balance sheets some $1.7 trillion in bonds, CDO’s, known as toxic waste. The Fed won’t tell us who they were purchased from or what was paid for them. It is another secret. The US taxpayer will pay all the losses, as less Fed profits flow to the Treasury. Don’t forget as well that the 3-card Monte game of the Fed lending money to banks at ½% and then receiving those funds back to earn 2% is also a paid for by the public to enrich the bankers. In the meantime no attempt has been made to fix the broken system. All the money is still flowing to Wall Street. A Wall Street that flourishes on information from the Fed secretly. This is the main reason the Fed has to be disbanded in its current form. In addition we need Glass Steagal bank to separate banking from brokerage, insurance and private equity. The end of the Act in 1999 ushered in the enabling of Wall Street to create the monster that we face today. The same thing happened in the 1920s and helped bring about the depression.

    Bailouts, Stimulus Packages and Jobless Recovery: The Crisis of Wealth Destruction ~ link ~ The financial crisis that broke out in the United States around the summer of 2007 and crested around the autumn of 2008 had destroyed US$34.4 trillion of wealth globally by March 2009, when the equity markets hit their lowest points.

    In the US, where the crisis originated after two decades of monetary excess that encouraged serial debt bubbles, the NYSE Euronext (US) market capitalization was $16.6 trillion in June 2007, more than concurrent US GDP of $13.8 trillion. The market capitalization fell by almost half to $7.9 trillion by March 2009. US households lost almost $8 trillion of wealth in the stock market on top of the $6 trillion loss in the market value of their homes. The total wealth loss of $14 trillion by US households in 2009 was equal to the entire 2008 US GDP.

    As the financial crisis broke out first in the US in July 2007, world market capitalization took some time to feel the full impact of contagion radiating from New York, which did not register fully globally until after October 2007. In 2008 alone, market capitalization in EAME (Europe, Africa, Middle East) economieslost $10 trillion and Asian shares lost around $9.6 trillion.

    Greece: Driven into Crisis ~ link ~ In terms of the world economy, there is still considerable scepticism whether the exits from fiscal stimulus and cheap money now being mooted by the G20 group of lead capitalist states won't trigger another round of crisis instead of paving the way to increased private spending. Ironically, the Greek government and big capital are facing the same problem: both depend on injections of public money. Big capital takes it wherever it gets it, while Greece has to accept credit conditions imposed by the IMF and a handful of other EU-governments.

    The economic problem is still the same: throwing uncovered public cheques toward preserving overaccumulated private wealth. In order to overcome the continuing world financial crisis, this overaccumulated wealth needs to be written off. The dominant opinion in ruling financial and industrial circles, however, has been to avoid the economic and political fallout from a deepening of the crisis that such a write-off would bring. At least so far. Instead, the strategy has been to blow up public deficit bubbles like the economic authorities blew up internet-, housing-, and resource-bubbles in the past. The difference is that the private sector bubbles of the past that led to the financial crisis could always rely on public sector bailouts. Now the bubble and the bailout are both expected to come from the same public purse. The neoliberal solution being called for by the Germans, the Greek government, the EU and the G20 is now to demand a ‘long war’ on the public sector.

    Gordon Brown 'sorry' for 'bigoted woman' gaffe - with video ~ link

    The Clegg Phenomenon ~ link ~ I don’t know of a single political commentator in Britain, or America for that matter, who gave Nick Clegg – the leader of the Liberal Democrats – any chance of leading his political party to victory.

    One televised debate changed the whole game and now there are four feasible outcomes: The Labour Party, The Conservative Party or the Liberal Democrats win an outright majority of parliamentary seats; or Britain has a hung parliament where two parties have to combine to achieve an outright majority.

    Actually, I have said that the Liberal Democrats had a real chance this year, but I doubted that they would rise to the occasion. So far, they have. I now believe that it is likely, baring any last minute screw up by Clegg, that the LibDems will take control of Parliament in the coming election. Nick Clegg has the 'Big Mo' ....momentum on his side.

    Clegg Targets More Seats as Poll Shows Hung Parliament ~ link ~ Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg raised the goal for the number of House of Commons seats his party plans to win in the May 6 U.K. election after a surge to second place in most opinion polls.

    Under-pressure Brown promises to bring 'new age of prosperity' to UK ~ link

    Cameron switches to message of hope ~ link

    Euro Crisis is lifeline for Cameron ~ link

    Salmond's SNP hopes for 20 seats shattered by Clegg ~ link

    Peppa Pig snubs Gordon Brown - Can Labour sink any lower? ~ link

    Hawaii Legislature OKs measure to ignore requests for disclosure of Barack Obama's birth certificate ~ link ~ Obama was born outside of the country making him ineligible to serve as President; further he took up Indonesian citizenship as a child.

    South of the Border - A crisis is brewing ~ link ~ Mexico’s governing class has long been one of the most venal and corrupt in the world. For many years, the ruling Institutional Party of the Revolution (PRI) dominated national and state politics, dispensing favors to the privileged, repressing any and all signs of dissent, and generally living off the fat of the land. This ended in 2000, when the candidate of the conservative opposition, Vicente Fox, captured the presidency, but the breakup of the PRI’s political monopoly did little to liberalize Mexican society, which remained sunk in poverty, corruption, and spiraling violence. The violence is generated primarily by the rising drug cartels, which have grown to the point where they threaten the authority of the governing structures, until today, when they are attacking government convoys, and no one – not even the head of security for a major state – is safe.

    Chinese version of Russian Su-27 endangers Chinese-Russian bilateral relations - with video ~ link ~ I am surprised that Iran has not acquired a couple hundred of these.

    China Opens Missile Plant in Iran ~ link

    China vows to increase military ties with Cuba ~ link

    India-Pakistan Tension Overshadowing Regional Summit ~ link

    Thai 'Red Shirt' convoy clashes with troops ~ link ~ The standoff, which followed a period of relative calm in the city, came as hundreds of soldiers and police officers blocked a convoy of "Red Shirt" protesters who had left their fortified rally base in central Bangkok.

    "One soldier was shot in his head," said army spokesman Major General Dithapron Sasasamit, adding that his condition was unclear. Officials said earlier that riot police and soldiers had fired warning shots.

    Emergency services said 16 people were hospitalised in the standoff near Don Mueang International Airport in the north of the capital.

    Indian arms its Russian built Su-30MKI fighters with its hypersonic joint Russian-Indian BrahMos Missiles ~ link ~ That makes for a powerful combination.

    When Empires Join Hands: Japanese Military Joins US and NATO in Horn of Africa ~ link ~ AFP quoted the Japanese officer as stressing the unprecedented nature of the development: “This will be the only Japanese base outside our country and the first in Africa.”

    The military installation is to cost $40 million and is expected to accommodate Japanese troops early next year.

    Djibouti rests at the confluence of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, across from strife-torn Yemen, and borders the northwest corner of equally conflict-ridden Somalia. The narrow span of water separating it from Yemen is the gateway for all maritime traffic passing between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean via the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.

    Cambodian lessons for South Korea ~ link ~ A very good article, take the time to read it if you can.

    Brazil Plans An Armed Force of 500,000 ~ link ~ Brazil is on course to have a standing army of half a million men and women as part of its military regeneration program that includes commissioning a nuclear-powered submarine.

    Plans for increasing the country's voluntary force from about 300,000 at present to 500,000 are being pursued as part of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's vision of Brazil asserting its presence as an influential regional power.

    Jazz: 'Blue Bossa' with Michel Camilo - video ~ link