Sunday, October 7, 2012
Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE
News Blog EUROPE
Holy Shroud of Turin
Turkey-Syria Showdown: Pressure building for more Middle East War ~ link ~ Obama’s currently waging more direct and proxy wars than any previous president. He plans more. Expect it post-election whoever wins.Middle East ones won’t end until America exerts unchallenged regional hegemony. Conflicts may rage for years. Millions more may die. Expect more countries ravaged and destroyed. The entire region and beyond will be affected. US policy dictates it. Timing for what’s planned isn’t publicized.
A Hungry War Machine Iqnited by Gangster Bankers ~ link ~ I do believe that the position of the vast majority of the world’s people is one that is utterly tired of a hungry war machine ignited by gangster bankers concomitantly devouring the money resources of the world’s people.
Do the Swiss know something that the rest of us don't ~ link ~ Ueli Maurer, the Swiss defense minister, has been making coy statements about the European crisis getting ugly – as in really ugly, like needing armed troops to deal with it. This sounds more like Greece, where the rioting is regular and increasingly scary, than anything in Central Europe, but where the whole EU furball is headed does seem less than clear of late.
Tensions are stoked. Syria and Iran are longstanding targets. Washington wants independent governments in both countries replaced by subservient pro-Western ones it controls. That’s how imperialism works. Wars are waged for it. Body counts don’t matter. Nor do rule of law principles.
US-NATO sponsored atrocities in Syria: 'It is Our Soul' - The Destruction of Aleppo, Syria's oldest city ~ link ~ Keep in mind that Syria has NOT been attacking the foreign nations behind all of this...not yet anyway...when they do respond...LOOK OUT! Stirling
Ship sales for Gaza from Naples to challenge Israeli blockade ~ link ~ If it was any other nation on Earth that was mistreating the people in Gaza and Palestine, the official and private outcry would be enormous...but not Israel. They are free to act as gangsters outside of International Law and human dignity. Shameful!!! Stirling
Spokeswoman says Swedish vessel 'Estelle,' carrying 17 pro-Palestinian activists and humanitarian goods, was chosen to show that campaign is 'not violent'
There is a growing awareness of exactly where the problem lies: it is not in the millions of working people who struggle every month just to make ends meet; it is not in the immigrant fleeing the intentional destabilization of her homeland; it is not in the descendants of Africans imported from Africa for enslavement; it is not in the right-wing White person misled to believe that individuals from the foregoing groups are his enemy; it is not in the group of people who pray to Allah; it is not in the people on the street this weekend demanding peace and an end to war. It is clear that those who helped construct this current society and now preside over it are also the ones who benefit from having things as they are today. Increasingly, more and more of us are paying an even higher price for them to continue their privilege because enough is never enough for them. Real change, then, requires not only changes in the names, color, ethnicities, languages spoken, religion, or gender of those who preside over the current political state of affairs. Real change requires dismantling the current political, economic, and social structures that serve only the interests of an elite to whom current elected office holders answer. In short, the kind of change that people thought they were voting for in 2008. I have consistently drawn attention to the need for this kind of deep, structural change. Therefore, this Open Letter addresses what is happening to me as I challenge a system that no longer serves the interests of the people and push for the kind of change that will really make a difference.
9/11: The Elephant in the Room - video - full version ~ link
The Swiss are famous for preparing for everything and having an absolutely huge army, relative to their population, to deal with any eventuality. They maintain their special military system, based on training for nearly the whole male population but a very small active duty cadre (plus a few, tiny UN peacekeeping-type missions abroad, since the Swiss have an actually defensive defense force): the Swiss can call up over 200,000 trained troops, which is but one-third of what was on-call twenty years ago – like everyone, they have downsized as the threat has receded since the fall of the Soviet bloc – but that’s still pretty huge in Swiss terms. In America, that would mean a mobilization strength of nearly 8,000,000 for the U.S. military (it’s a hair under three million, in case you were wondering).
Minister Maurer, accompanied by whispers from the top uniformed leadership in Switzerland, is trying to raise awareness that Europe’s massive fiscal-cum-political crisis could get very unpleasant. Swiss military exercises in September, called STABILO DUE, were based on EU instability getting out of hand. The Swiss have stayed out of the EU – one more thing the very prosperous Swiss are gloating about these days – and they certainly don’t want EU problems spilling over into their peaceful little country. That the Swiss military is adding four new military police battalions to the army, to be spread around the country, indicates that the threat they have in mind is more disorder and chaos than actual invasion.
Enter Detroit at your own risk ~ link ~ "Detroit is America's most violent city; its homicide rate is the highest in the country." Detroit Police department's "Enter At Your Own Risk" warning to citizens came at a rally yesterday as they fear under-staffing in the midst of what CBS reports as "the explosion in violent crime" leaves police in "deplorable, dangerous, and war-like conditions." While the union presses for more staff - or higher wages to compensate for the risk - we are sure Snake Plissken can be relied upon to rescue GM's CEO if he needs it.
The US Government has more data on the Average American than the Stasi did on East Germans ~ link ~ Hitler and Stalin would be so proud! Stirling
GMO Ticking Time Bomb: The Bankers want you sterilized and then dead ~ link ~ This is what happens when most people are too stupid, too trusting, too 'busy' to care about things like politics (and I don't mean just one party vs. another) and economics and spiritual values. Stirling
The rotten culture at the heart of the BBC ~ link