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June 23, 2010

Jun 23 11:15

MEET THE PROTESTORS (NOT STARRING ROBERT DE NERO)

Beit Jala is a small city outside of Jerusalem. The wall that Israel is building in order to expropriate land and create a physical barrier between Israeli and Palestinian society is being built through the middle of this city. Palestinians have decided to begin a series of weekly demonstrations against the construction.

Jun 23 11:15

Oil and Gas Storming Out of the Well Unrestricted

...Adm. Thad W. Allen of the Coast Guard, at a mid-day briefing in Washington, said a remote-controlled submersible operating a mile beneath the surface had most likely bumped a vent and compromised the system. Live video from the seafloor showed oil and gas storming out of the well unrestricted...

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Jun 23 10:57

TIGTA Uncovers Widespread Fraud in First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Program, Including by Prisoners Serving Life Sentences

In its new report, TIGTA estimates that 14,132 individuals received erroneous credits totaling at least $26.7 million.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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Jun 23 10:55

FLASHBACK - Iraq Weapons Are a Focus of Criminal Investigations

Several federal agencies are investigating a widening network of criminal cases involving the purchase and delivery of billions of dollars of weapons, supplies and other matériel to Iraqi and American forces, according to American officials. The officials said it amounted to the largest ring of fraud and kickbacks uncovered in the conflict here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama's new errand boy in Afghanistan still cannot account for all those missing AK-47s!

Jun 23 10:52

Netanyahu: Israel's legitimacy is under attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel's legitimacy is being attacked, during a Knesset discussion on Israel's collapsing international status.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's legitimacy is not being attacked, it is committing suicide! Israel refuses to draw its borders and live within them. Israel has never written a constitution. Israel has not complied with the conditions placed on it for UN membership, and Israel holds the dubious distinction of having defied more UN resolutions than any other country. Israel refuses to sign the NNPT or allow IAEA inspections, and yet despite documentary proof that Israel not only has nuclear weapons but has been selling them to a still undisclosed list of customers, Israel points fingers at non-WMD nations like Iraq and Iran and flogs the United States to go kill them.

If Israel wants to join the community of modern nations here in the 21st Century that is just fine as long as they agree to act like a modern nation here in the 21st Century. But as long as Israel persists in behaving as if they are above the rules that other nations abide by, then nobody will see it as legitimate. It is a Pirate Kingdom, and its legitimacy is destroyed by its own hand.

Jun 23 10:46

Obama picks Petraeus to replace McChrystal

A source tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama will name Gen. David Petraeus to succeed Gen. Stanley McChrystal as top war commander in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bad sign when the "Yes men" get the top jobs.

Jun 23 10:44

BP-style horrors coming your way

On June 15, in their testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the chief executives of America's leading oil companies argued that BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was an aberration - something that would not have occurred with proper corporate oversight and will not happen again once proper safeguards are put in place.


Jun 23 10:42

2007: Obama Energy Secretary said BP was going to save the world

At the time the video was filmed, BP had just given $500 million to establish a bio-science research lab in coordination with the Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory.

"This is a great opportunity," Chu remarked. "There's been a lot of excitement that's been growing over the last several years. Now, we've partnered with BP -- we'll have the resources we need to carry out some of the things we want to do in order to help save the world."

"Well, we're going to save the world in part by doing something about the energy problem," Chu continued, after a question about how BP would help save the world.

Jun 23 10:41

IDF draws up new Gaza war doctrine

Ahead of a potential new conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the IDF has drawn up plans to evacuate entire Palestinian villages and refugee camps from areas of conflict in the event of an Israeli incursion, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Evacuate to WHERE? And will they be allowed to return afterward?

Jun 23 10:40

Israel selling weapons to Azerbaijan fuels possibility of new war

A dangerous pattern is emerging in the Caucasus with new reports that Israel is continuing to sell advanced military armaments to Azerbaijan, costing hundreds of millions of dollars, said Jirair Haratunian, former Chairman of the Armenian Assembly of America Board of Directors, in a column entitled "Dangerous Endorsement: More Israeli Military Arms sold to Azeris as Jewish lobby backs Azerbaijan," the Assembly told PanARMENIAN.Net.

The commentary continues, “These military sales are an incendiary fuse in a volatile South Caucasus where a startled world just witnessed a short bloody war between Russia and Georgia and where Moscow’s recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia has altered the geopolitical landscape in the region, perhaps permanently.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember that in order to limit Russia's ability to supply Iran during the coming invasion, there have to be wars going on in Afghani8stan and Georgie to block the land routes.

Jun 23 10:39

Report: IAF planes spotted over Saudi Arabia

Israel Air Force aircraft have been spotted in recent days at a Saudi Arabian military base unloading military equipment in the city of Tabuk, in northwestern Saudi Arabia, according to a report from Iranian news agency FARS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not know quite where JPOST found this report on the FARS news agency: it certainly does not seem to exist in their English language website, even as far back as the first of this month.

http://english.farsnews.com/NewsV.php?srv=18

However, should the report be true, and it appeared in either the Farsi or Arabic language version which didn't somehow make it into the US version of their website, it is yet another indication that the US and Israel are pushing for war against Iran because they can't think of anything else to do to solve their other domestic or foreign problems.


Jun 23 10:36

Gulf Oil Spill ‘Could Go Years’ If Not Dealt With

In a recent discussion, Vladimir Kutcherov, Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the Russian State University of Oil and Gas, predicted that the present oil spill flooding the Gulf Coast shores of the United States “could go on for years and years … many years.” 1

Jun 23 10:32

OBAMA FINDS SOLUTION TO OIL DISASTER!

Jun 23 10:29

Israel Vows To Tighten Gaza Blockade – U.S. Media Reports Blockade Eased

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to tighten the blockade against Gaza, the castrated corporate media in the U.S. is reporting that Israeli restrictions are being eased.

Jun 23 10:19

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Jun 23 10:02

FLASHBACK - The Fake 2001 bin Laden Video Tape

The [CIA] actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with boys, one of the former CIA officers recalled, chuckling at the memory. The actors were drawn from “some of us darker-skinned employees,” he said. [Washington Post 5/25/10]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US is clearly about to start the war with Iran because they cannot fix the economy, the infrastructure, or the oil disaster. Certainly both the US and Israel are desperate to erase the flotilla attack and subsequent open season declared on Americans by the US Government.

How sad that the world enters the next global disaster simply because our leaders cannot thin of anything better to do.

Although we cannot stop this insanity, what we all can and should do is deny the aggressor nations, Israel and the US, the deception that this is all somehow the fault of the victims. Hence I will be relinking all the stories about the deceptions used to start recent wars.

Jun 23 10:01

IDF draws up new Gaza war doctrine

Ahead of a potential new conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the IDF has drawn up plans to evacuate entire Palestinian villages and refugee camps from areas of conflict in the event of an Israeli incursion, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

Defense officials said that consideration of the new plans did not mean the military had operated wrongly during Cast Lead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How comforting for those innocent civilians and their families who were killed or maimed during Operation Cast Lead!

Jun 23 09:55

Reports: IAF Landed at Saudi Base, US Troops near Iran Border

The Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabia base, a semi-official Iranian news agency claimed Wednesday, while a large American force has massed in Azerbaijan, which is on the northwest border of Iran.

Both reports follow by less than a week the Pentagon’s confirmation that an unusually large American fleet sailed through the Suez Canal Saturday. Several reports stated that an Israeli ship joined the armada.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If these reports are true, it means that an attack against Iran is definitely in the cards very soon.

And it may well be.

As reported on Monday, 21 June, 2010 at:

http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/21/iran-nuclear-israel-war-opinions-reza-kahlili.html

"Both Israel and the U.S. have positioned nuclear-armed submarines in the region. Israel has conducted multiple tests on its missile defense systems to protect its citizens once war breaks out. U.S. and Israeli Special Forces have been deployed inside Iran to investigate potential targets and gauge the willingness of Iranians to overthrow the current regime. Russia--up to now a key backer of the regime--recently announced a freeze in sales of its S-300 missiles to Iran. Vladimir Putin confirmed this himself last week."

"Iran, for its part, is also preparing for an all-out war in the Middle East. Before even a vote was cast at the U.N. on recent sanctions, Iranian leaders had ordered the Guards to build up. Reinforcement troops have been dispatched to the Iraqi and Afghanistan borders."

The Israeli government desperately needs the distraction from the flotilla massacre, and the US government desperately needs the distraction from the unfolding catastrophe playing out in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.

Jun 23 09:49

Mystery Crop Damage Threatens Hundreds Of Acres

A mystery is unfolding across MidSouth farms.

Something is killing crops, trees, even weeds and nobody can explain why.

Farmers are scratching their heads and some are worried their crops may be lost to the mysterious plague.

It's happening along a large swath of land near the Shelby and Tipton county border along Herring Hill Road and elsewhere near the Mississippi River bottoms.


Jun 23 09:47

Balkan summit condemns Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla

13 southeastern European countries, including Turkey, call for independent and internationally credible investigation on Gaza flotilla deaths.

Jun 23 09:41

Times Square Bomber: We will be attacking the US

Yesterday the “Times Square Bomber”, Faisal Shahzad, a 30 year-old Pakistani American, plead guilty to all 10 charges facing him and admitted and described in detail why and how he committed the crime. I have not discussed this story in the past and it really did not seem like anything unique or different from any of the other so called “homegrown terrorist” cases we have seen in recent time. We have said over and over that these cases inevitably reflect the foreign policies of our government and it is We the People that will pay!. The “Times Square Bomber” introduced nothing new on that front...

Jun 23 09:40

BP oil containment stopped after gas detected: coordinator

The containment system capturing oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill had to be removed Wednesday, leaving the gusher unchecked after a collision involving a robotic submarine, US officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

James Cameron was right about these guys!

Jun 23 09:38

Representative Grayson: 85% of Congress funding endless US wars during US economic crisis

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

The following 8-minute video by Dylan Ratigan of Congressman Alan Grayson is a brilliant discussion contrasting US “investment” of taxpayer money on endless and unlawful wars versus the dire condition requiring policy in the US economy.

The good news is the structural solutions are known for full employment, ending the national debt, and monetary reform to conservatively deliver over a trillion dollars of benefits to the public that are currently parasitized by the banking/finance cartel.


Jun 23 09:32

Did Israel target Raed Salah in the Mavi Marmara raid?

In an Al Jazeera documentary on the Israeli assault on the Mavi Marmara, it is claimed that Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the northern branch of the Israeli-Arab Islamic Movement, was the target of an attempted assassination during the raid.

Jun 23 09:30

China Officially Disses the Dollar (and Treasury Debt)

Although Treasury Secretary Geithner has issued this statement:

We welcome China's decision to increase the flexibility of its exchange rate. Vigorous implementation would make a positive contribution to strong and balanced global growth. We look forward to continuing our work with China in the G20 and bilaterally to strengthen the recovery.

This move by China is about as welcome as a visit to a proctologist who use dental drilling tools.

Jun 23 09:30

Turkey warns EU against Iran sanctions

A top Turkish official warns the European Union against its recent decision to tighten the screws on Iran over its nuclear program, saying the sanctions will affect the interests of the European bloc.

Jun 23 09:29

Has BP Summoned the Fires of Hell?

The problem is no longer a leak or a spill, you see, but a volcanic gusher – one that appears to be defeating the efforts of the most capable petroleum engineers in the world. More and more, it is looking like a sci-fi disaster film with no hero and an unhappy ending. Even our supposed best hope for containing the gusher – a second well that would intersect and plug the leak by sometime in August – may be doomed to failure, since the well casing itself may be too damaged to seal off. But the scariest story currently making the rounds is that there are fissures springing up all over the seabed, and that if the weak bedrock that holds the oil gives way, it will release a quantity of hydrocarbons greater in volume than the Gulf itself.


Jun 23 09:25

Trial Delayed in New Fake Terror Case

They were recruited into a fake terrorist plot by the same wretch who a few years ago duped two Albany Muslims into an exchange of checks for cash that could be sold to a jury as money-laundering in support of terrorism.

The FBI is still working him. I had thought such efforts to create terrorists in order to arrest them was an artifact of the Bush administration, which seemed unable to distinguish between real enemies and imaginary, but I was wrong. Here we are with a new, supposedly more enlightened, president and it’s still going on.

Jun 23 09:24

Termination Notice: McChrystal Sideshow Masks Murderous Reality

Some people seem to think that the question of which uniformed goober is in charge of the imperial bloodbath in Afghanistan is a vitally important issue, worthy of endless exegesis. It is not. It is a meaningless sideshow. What does matter, vitally, deeply, urgently, is the imperial bloodbath itself, and the fact that it will go on, and on, no matter what Barack Obama does or doesn't do about Stanley McChrystal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real issues here are as follows:

1. The US and NATO are losing what was from the get-go an unwinnable war by any military standards.

2. We are on the absolutely wrong side of history here, and do not have the moral high ground in any way.

3. Our young men and women in military are being put in harm's way daily in a war, ultimately, for private profit in terms of oil, drugs, and minerals.

4. This immoral and illegal war has absolutely nothing to do with the security of the American people, and this administration - and by now, the American people- understand this clearly.

Jun 23 09:20

And what of all the other deaths?

Jun 23 09:17

ISRAELI AMBASSADOR ADMITS ROGUE OPERATIONS, SPYING AND WORSE

In this instance, secrets meant to defend NATO from Soviet invasion were useful to Israel who traded them in order to get Jews released from Russia and allowed to immigrate to Israel. Israel contended that it was their inherent right to that information because they had a vital need for it. In that information, along with locations of all vital NATO nuclear facilities, were the names of all CIA operatives working behind the Iron Curtain and details on their contacts. After this information went to Israel, then to Russia, all involved, CIA handlers, agents and their families were murdered, the biggest intelligence disaster in American history.



Lockerdome
Jun 23 09:15

Attempted Coup Unfolds In Australia

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's leadership is under siege tonight from some of the Labor Party's most influential factional warlords.

The ABC has learned that powerful party figures have been secretly canvassing numbers for a move to dump the Prime Minister and replace him with his deputy, Julia Gillard.

It appears she has rebuffed the advances, but it is a measure of the disquiet which has been building in the party since Mr Rudd's approval ratings began their precipitous slide in April.

Jun 23 09:14

Tehran says will oppose ‘American forces’ in Karabakh

Iran will not allow a United States-led military force to be deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that immediately borders on its territory, according to the Islamic Republic’s chief diplomat in Armenia.

At a press conference in Yerevan on Wednesday Ambassador Seyed Ali Saghaeyan claimed that Washington is contemplating a deployment of its troops in Fizuli, which is one of the seven Armenian-controlled districts around Nagorno-Karabakh. He further alleged that the American intention was to do so under the guise of a peacekeeping operation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever notice that every time the US starts "peacekeeping" a lot of civilians start dying?

Jun 23 09:08

Federal Gov't Halts Sand Berm Dredging

The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It sounded good at the press conference, but this idea was never going to work anyway.

Jun 23 09:08

Destruction of Wildlife: More Dirty Details From My BP Mole

You know the story: Boy calls girl, girl goes to pick up boy, boy and girl go sit on a beautiful beachside deck to enjoy the night breeze and listen to the waves crash as he tells her a bunch of terrible things that are going on at an oil-spill cleanup site. Yes, I had a date with Elmer, my mole inside BP's cleanup operation, and he painted a grim picture of the conditions for both workers and wildlife at Louisiana's Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge.


Jun 23 09:06

"Afghan war is lost and US government has to face it."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It's all McChrystal's fault! He said bad things about me!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 23 09:05

Absolutly no shame at all protecting Rubashkin!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not even a trace of shame or remorse in this defense of a convicted criminal.

Jun 23 09:05

Deepwater Horizon: The Worst-Case Scenario

So far, up to 3.6 million barrels of oil have spilled into the Gulf. The size of the Macondo oilfield has been estimated as being anywhere from 25 to 100 million barrels. It is unclear how much of that oil-in-place would escape upward into Gulf waters if its flow remained completely unchecked, but it is safe to assume that at least half, and probably a much greater proportion, would eventually drain upward. That means many times as much oil would enter the Gulf waters as has done so until now.

Jun 23 08:58

'Climate change sceptics have smaller members, uglier wives, dumber kids' says new study made up by warmists

Are there really no depths to which ManBearPig-worshippers will not stoop in order to shore up their intellectually, morally and scientifically bankrupt cause?

Apparently not, as we see from the latest “study” – based on a petty, spiteful, Stasi-like blacklist produced by an obscure Canadian warmist – outrageously aggrandised by being published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That)


Jun 23 08:58

Witness Against Torture: Why We Must Act

Many people come to the capitol every day of the year. They are free to ask questions and to make comments. But, if you raise questions and comments of a political nature, police officials believe they must enforce a law to restrict your enactment of this right, even though the Constitution insists that Congress shall make no law to abridge the right of people to assemble peaceably for redress of grievance. While a U.S. president possesses near-unimaginable power, the men whom we mourned suffered from unimaginable powerlessness. Earnest mourning of these lost lives was crucial for truthful recognition that the U.S. government has used torture as a means of punishment, possibly even lethal punishment, in violation of international law and basic human rights.

Jun 23 08:55

Ray Stevens - Come to the USA

Jun 23 08:53

Genetically Modified Crops and the Contamination of America's Food Chain

On June 21, the US Supreme Court released its long awaited decision on the first case involving genetically modified crops, allowing the USDA to impose a partial deregulation, should it so choose. This would permit the sale of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa (RRA). However, in its 7-1 ruling, the court also upheld the lower decision to ban complete deregulation.

The US Supreme Court found that the “District Court abused its discretion when banning a partial deregulation and in prohibiting the planting of RRA pending completion of a detailed environmental review,” known as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The decision flies in the face of the facts in this case, and subjects us to further contamination of our food supply.

Jun 23 08:53

‘CHILD MARTYRDOM’ ~~ INSTITUTIONALISED CHILD ABUSE

To encourage this type of madness is nothing less than institutionalised child abuse.
Death is not the answer to occupation or oppression ….. resistance is.
CHOOSE LIFE MY DEAR CHILDREN!


Jun 23 08:47

Turkey vows to press forward with Iran nuclear fuel swap

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday Turkey and Brazil would continue to press for a deal with Iran to swap part of its nuclear material despite new U.N. sanctions against Tehran.

Western powers voiced deep misgivings about a plan brokered by Brazil and Turkey for Iran to send abroad 1,200 kg of its low-enriched uranium in return for reactor fuel, and supported a fourth round of sanctions this month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to Turkey and Brazil.

But a small memo to Turkey's Prime Minister Edrogan, and Brazilian President Lula: gentlemen, please make sure you have your Kevlar body suits close to hand.

Israel does not want this deal to happen, and will move heaven and earth to destabilize your countries now, even if that means assassinating you both.

Jun 23 08:37

Kashmir on a knife edge once again after security forces kill three youths

Kashmir is boiling again. The killing of three young men by security forces in the past ten days has ratcheted up tension and sent hundreds of demonstrators into the streets.

The Indian authorities have responded by deploying thousands of police and paramilitary forces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the adults in the room in New Delhi and Islamabad: the future of Indian/Pakistani relations depends on a fair and responsible referendum for the Kashmiri people, a referendum which has been long-promised, but has never come to pass.

Jun 23 08:34

Swedish dockers launch Israeli goods blockade

The Swedish Dock Workers Union (Hamnarbetarförbundet) on Wednesday launched a blockade of Israeli cargo in protest against the deadly raid on the Gaza-bound freedom flotilla last month, union representatives have confirmed.

Jun 23 08:34

Did the CIA Conduct Medical Experiments on Detainees?

As time goes by, the record of the Bush administration gets worse and worse. It could turn out that the most egregious offense of the Bush-esque Obama administration will be that its Justice Department let Bush-Cheney & Co. off scot-free.

It’s not enough that the last gang to occupy the Executive Branch got us into two illegal wars, accumulated autocratic powers, violated our civil liberties, and tortured suspects. Now it appears that it kicked things up a notch.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) says it has unearthed “evidence that indicates the Bush administration apparently conducted illegal and unethical human experimentation and research on detainees in CIA custody.”

Why would the U.S. government do this?


Jun 23 08:32

MARRIED TO PROTEST: ONE WOMAN’S JOURNEY

Last New Year’s Eve, Debbie Mardon did not celebrate with noise makers or confetti — instead, she headed to Cairo’s main square to participate in the Gaza Freedom March with her daughter Jenna Bitar, 18, and son Joel, 23.

Jun 23 08:31

TAKING THE MESSAGE OF PEACE TO EUROPE

I am out of the big prison of the Bethlehem ghetto and I am on my way to give talks in Italy and Austria. A schedule can be found at. We would like to see those of you in the areas along this travel route. I will be speaking to various groups about life in occupied Palestine and about popular resistance.

Jun 23 08:29

Iranian flotilla to set sail on Sunday

According to the group, the vessel, named "The Children of Gaza Ship," will be carrying 1,100 tons of equipment including 500 tons of medicine and food supplies. Adibzadeh estimated that the ship will arrive in the Gaza Strip within a fortnight. "The ship belongs to a private company. It carries 10 people: Five reporters and five Red Crescent aid staffers," he said.

Referring to the possibility that Israel's Navy will intercept the ship the spokesman said, "We have undergone great hardships in sending aid all over the world and have used special channels to send the aid to Gaza."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: most likely, the ship will dock in Egypt, and use the Egyptian crossing at Rafah to bring supplies in to Gaza; unless Israel feels like attacking the aid convoy in Egypt, there is nothing Israel can do about this, as long as the Rafah crossing remains open.

If Israel does attack to start a shooting war, using this aid flotilla as their excuse, it will be obvious that any Israeli attack has nothing to do with Iran's mythical "nuclear weapons program."

Jun 23 08:27

ISRAEL: Journalist describes strange twists of 'German' suspect in Dubai hit

A man walked in to the interior ministry in Cologne, Germany on June 16, 2009, and claimed that he was Michael Bodenheimer, an Israeli citizen, descended of a German family that had been persecuted by the Nazis.

He applied for German citizenship, saying he wished to leave Israel and emigrate to Germany. He presented documents, including his parents' German marriage certificate, said he lived in the community of Liman and also gave an address in Herzliya.

The documents must have been convincingly authentic, and two days later, in a model of bureaucratic efficiency that seems atypical (even for Germany), the passport had been issued.


Jun 23 08:25

Report: Brodsky used cover name Alexander Verin

Der Spiegel says Israeli arrested in Poland on suspicion of aiding Mabhouh assassination used several cover names while in Germany; claims Berlin angry over 'Mossad's use of Holocaust in passport request'

Jun 23 08:15

Obama vows to end homelessness in 10 years

The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious plan that aspires to end homelessness among some of society's most vulnerable groups within the next decade.

"Opening Doors," a "Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness," calls for ending child and family homelessness in 10 years while wiping out chronic homelessness and homelessness among veterans in five years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to President (never had to make a payroll) Obama: the only way to end homelessness is to bring back the jobs your and the preceding administrations allowed to be offshored.

And with the Federal deficit (largely fueled by borrowing to continue these endless immoral and illegal wars), how the sam hill do you expect for the government to pay for it?!?

Jun 23 08:10

Florida waters test positive for dissolved oil; Researchers “Suspect it’s a lot”

Apparently there’s oil in the water you can’t see.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jun 23 08:10

US sets out G20 battle lines

A simmering economic row between the United States and Europe showed little sign of abating, as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner insisted the economic recovery must take precedence over budget cuts.

In statement likely to be seen as a thinly veiled attack on European policy, Geithner and White House economic advisor Lawrence Summers pressed G20 allies to take care of short-term economic growth before tackling long-standing budget shortfalls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Timothy Geithner: Europe and Asia have to set their own financial houses in order before they can be of any assistance to the US in terms of its financial doldrums.



Pixfuture
Jun 23 08:08

Peace Groups Slam High Court Ruling on “Terror Support”

In the wake of Monday’s Supreme Court decision upholding a law making it a crime to provide any “material support” to an organisation designated as a “terrorist” by the U.S. government, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter charged that the law “actually threatens our work and the work of many other peacemaking organisations that must interact directly with groups that have engaged in violence”.

Carter, whose organisation, the Carter Centre, filed a “friend of the court” brief in the case, said in a statement, “We are disappointed that the Supreme Court has upheld a law that inhibits the work of human rights and conflict resolution groups.”

Jun 23 08:03

Driver saved from wronfgul prosecution by taping the cop!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Linked in light of yesterday;s radio guest

Jun 23 07:58

Don't Let the McChrystal Frenzy Obscure the Dirty Truth About Afghanistan

Hastings told a tale of a project with no hope for success. His story shows us that the U.S. presence in Afghanistan is all about tactics dressed up as a strategy. It’s a profile of a military establishment running on inertia -- unable to withdraw because withdrawing is an admission of defeat, but also unable to accomplish the wholly unrealistic tasks put before it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the waning days of WW2, Hitler, rather than admit he was losing, started targeting individual officers and blaming them for the disasters which were unfolding. Obama is playing the same game today and McChrystal should be glad that we are (for the moment) beyond the use of firing squads as punishment.

Jun 23 07:54

CDC advises “Everyone, including pregnant women” to avoid areas affected by spill; Expert says crude oil contains “some of the most toxic chemicals that we know”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Drill, baby, Drill" just became "Ill baby, ill!"


Jun 23 07:54

Revisiting the Pat Tillman Story, and McChrystal’s Role

The Pat Tillman story was always an irresistible one. A man forsakes riches and fame for his country.

His death during his service? It only added to the narrative of duty and sacrifice. It apparently proved too irresistible for military officials not to want to spin it for their purposes; they initially portrayed it as something other than the friendly fire that it was.

General Stanley A. McChrystal, who is in the news for other reasons, was one of the key figures criticized for obscuring the truth.

Jun 23 07:53

Kyrgyzstan violence spurs aliyah

Riots in April led to the ouster of the country's president and thousands have been killed as ethnic tensions flared between Uzbeks and Kyrgyz this month.

Jun 23 07:52

Obama suggested border-security tradeoff years ago

President Obama has wanted to trade secure borders for a form of amnesty for illegal aliens for at least six years, an apparent recording of an interview on Chicago Public Radio.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But Israel is allowed to shoot at Americans taking cookies into Gaza!

Jun 23 07:51

Two Leading Indicators Pointing to Another Recession



Taboola
Jun 23 07:49

Germany could cause euro collapse: Soros

Billionaire investor says the country is dragging its neighbours into deflation

Jun 23 07:46

Another hate crime hoax falls flat on its face.

Jun 23 07:44

Israel aims its nuclear warheads at Europe

In his view, the continued struggle of the Palestinians will inexhorably lead to the collapse of the State of Israel. Which is why Tel-Aviv has no choice but to "transfer" the Israeli Arabs and the stateless Palestinians beyond safe borders (that is, not only outside the 1948 borders but also from the 1976 occupied territories and, ideally, from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip). In the event the Europeans opposed such a transfer, in order to survive Tel Aviv will be forced to destroy the European capitals with nuclear weapons, it being understood that the Europeans will be unable to retaliate without annihilating their Palestinian friends.

Jun 23 07:43

Israeli Professor:’We Could Destroy All European Capitals’

An Israeli professor and military historian hinted that Israel could avenge the holocaust by annihilating millions of Germans and other Europeans.

Speaking during an interview which was published in Jerusalem Friday, Professor Martin Van Crevel said Israel had the capability of hitting most European capitals with nuclear weapons.

Jun 23 07:40

Accused Mossad assassination attempt on Erdogan

Jordanian newspaper reported that the Turkish security apparatus was able to thwart an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and noted that the lines of inquiry lead to the involvement of the Israeli intelligence agency "Mossad."

Jun 23 07:39

Social Engineering: are we all being hoodwinked

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Here is the good news. All Social Engineering is based on the theory that environment is the primary determinant of behavior, an idea championed in Margaret Mead's book "Coming of Age in Samoa." This book is a foundation of the liberal idea that the human mind can be re-engineered by re-engineering the world around it. However, Mead was as much a victim of her ambitions and biases as the present day global warming scientists. The Samoan women she spent time with picked up on what Mead seemed to want to believe, and being polite, told Mead what Mead wanted to hear. Mead never checked her facts, and spun a tale of an idyllic paradise free from the societal angst of adolescence that is as fake and phony as the photos of "drowning" polar bears. That decades of liberal tinkering with people had not produced the desires result should demonstrate that the foundation theory is invalid, but like epicycles and the Big Bang, far too many academic careers rest on this myth for it to go quietly into that good night. So, the tyrants can socially engineer all they want; it is doomed to fail.

Jun 23 07:24

Violent protests shut Bangladesh clothing factories

Violent protests by tens of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers demanding higher pay forced the closure Tuesday of 700 factories that supply the top names in Western retail.

The factories in the zone make clothing for Western retail chains Wal-Mart, H & M, Tesco, Carrefour and Metro, as well as fashion labels Tommy Hilfiger, GAP and Levi Strauss among others.

Jun 23 07:24

Ex-Aide to Paterson Takes Fifth Amendment

David W. Johnson, the former senior aide to Gov. David A. Paterson whose domestic violence case prompted the governor to abandon his election bid, has invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself, refusing to answer questions in the investigation into the matter, according to a person with knowledge of his actions.

Mr. Johnson also would not answer questions in a separate state inquiry after he received a subpoena from the Commission on Public Integrity requiring him to testify about his role in securing five World Series tickets from the Yankees for Mr. Paterson and others who went to the game with him last fall, the person said.

Jun 23 07:23

POSSESSION OF A CASIO WATCH GROUNDS FOR DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL!

Because of its claimed use in terrorism, possession of a Casio watch, specifically a Casio F91W, was listed in Guantanamo Bay Combatant Status Review Tribunal reports and other government documents as a reason for these detainees' continued detention.

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Millions of people wear Casio digital watches. I wear one myself. According to the US Government, possession of such a watch is grounds to lock you up without a trial.

Jun 23 07:16

Judge Who Overturned Drilling Ban Has Oil Investments

The Louisiana judge who struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has reported extensive investments in the oil and gas industry, according to financial disclosure reports. He's also a new member of a secret national security court.

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A rather disturbing picture is starting to emerge here. According to Wayne Madsen, the US Government was pressuring BP to reach that huge oil deposit at 35,000 feet because it would fuel the US war machine for the 8 months the invasion of Iran is supposed to take, during which oil traffic through the gulf is expected to be disrupted. This is why even after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, exemptions and waivers for environmental studies are being waived by the administration.

Being an election year, Obama is trying to look like he is protecting the environment, so he issues an order to halt the deep drilling and lets his buddy the judge on the secret FIA court knock it down. So the drilling goes on and Obama gets to pose before the voters.

And the invasion of Iran for Israel proceeds with only a modest delay.

Jun 23 04:43

When False Flags Don't Fly

Those who have studied history know that nothing invigorates and empowers an authoritarian regime more than a spectacular act of violence, some sudden and senseless loss of life that allows the autocrat to stand on the smoking rubble and identify himself as the hero. It is at moments like this that the public—still in shock from the horror of the tragedy that has just unfolded before them—can be led into the most ruthless despotism: despotism that now bears the mantle of "security."

Acts of terror and violence never benefit the average man or woman. They only ever benefit those in positions of power.
Corbett Report

Jun 23 02:43

Is U.S. Now On Slippery Slope To Tyranny?

When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics.

Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler's rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions.

"Useful idiots" was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union.

Put differently, a democracy needs informed citizens if it is to thrive, or ultimately even survive.

Jun 23 02:05

BP Had the Technology to Accurately Measure Amount of Oil Leaking into the Gulf Two years Ago

Would it surprise anyone to know that BP had already developed the technology to accurately measure troublesome oil and gas flow mixtures at the well head two years ago? It can be done remotely and continuously, at up to 10,000 feet, with a clamp-on, calibration free, sonar flow meter, or that the company that sells and installs them is presenting at petroleum conventions in Calgary and Newfoundland this summer?

The reason BP does not want the true flow known, is that it would require them to pay the "legitimate" fines and royalties they owe on what is extracted, regardless of whether it is ever recovered. As of mid-June their violations of the Clean Water Act alone are around $10B.

Jun 23 01:52

Too Much Government in the Gulf

It should be noted that BP is not exactly a bastion of free market capitalism. Rather, they are very vested in acquiring government subsidies, favorably slanted policies, and competition-hobbling regulation. BP has even been a major lobbying proponent of cap-and-trade because of certain provisions in the legislation it could profit from. Considering who lobbies for them and what they lobby for, my concern is that attempts to hold them strictly and fully accountable could end up being nothing more than a shell game, with taxpayers ultimately holding the bag.

Jun 23 00:47

GORDON DUFF: MID-EAST SITREP: TIME TO WALK AWAY AND CLEAN OUR OWN HOUSE

CAN ANYONE PROVE KARZAI IS BETTER THAN THE TALIBAN?

Do we actually call what we are doing in Afghanistan a war? Recent estimates are that 88% of the people support what we call “the enemy.” The German’s were much more popular than us during their occupation of France during World War 2. What does that say about our friends? Even Petain and Laval, the French Vichy traitors, had more public support that Karzai has in Afghanistan.

June 22, 2010

Jun 22 23:54

It's raining oil in Louisiana

Jun 22 23:14

Is it called poetic justice?

Rex Williams and Earl Aiman

“What can we do to stop them from hating us?”

Simple! Stop acting like a tyrant.

“The new American Tyranny,” … nothing new, actually!

Prior to 1776 the British Colonies of the New world practiced British tyranny against the native American and the French colonists of North America. Post 1776, the practiced the “New American” tyranny against what remained of the Native American, and the Spanish Colonial in North America. And when they were all subdued or brought to heel, went on to export it overseas, product which they have continued to export ever since, in an ever greater degree.

We have become the tyrant which we overcame to escape, and we have assumed his mantle and the hatred of our own victims of tyranny.

Jun 22 23:09

GORDON DUFF: GENERAL McCHRYSTAL “WOUNDED” IN AMBUSH….BY ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

IS GENERAL STANLEY McCHRYSTAL THE NEXT “HELEN THOMAS?”

General Stanley McChrystal, top US commander in Afghanistan has been summoned home for a “briefing,” read “waterboarding session” after news of an upcoming article in this week’s Rolling Stone magazine hit the White House. His crime? General McChrystal is guilty of honesty, discernment, good judgement and communicating his sanity in private with the kind of candor we lived without during the Bush years, much to our sorrow. It is obvious that General McChrystal was targeted, not unlike White House correspondent Helen Thomas. Why? Who or what did General McChrystal threaten?

Jun 22 22:56

Hawaii Gov. Buys More Time On Civil Unions Bill

Gov. Linda Lingle on Monday bought herself two more weeks to make a decision on contentious legislation that would allow same-gender couples to form civil unions.

Jun 22 22:55

Obama Administration Knew About Deepwater Horizon 35,000 Feet Well Bore

According to the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) sources within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Pentagon and Interior and Energy Departments told the Obama Administration that the newly-discovered estimated 3-4 billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico would cover America's oil needs for up to eight months if there was a military attack on Iran that resulted in the bottling up of the Strait of Hormuz to oil tanker traffic, resulting in a cut-off of oil to the United States from the Persian Gulf.

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So now instead of being merely incompetent, now it looks like Obama may have knowingly took a risky gamble by pushing forward on the Deepwater Horizon well as a preparation for the attack on Iran!

Jun 22 22:51

Oozing along, dripping slime

Hopefully not, for as I suggested in a rebuttal to “The right side”, “Revulsion at the brutal occupation and slaughter of civilians should be a universal human concern, not a matter for the right and left to debate the relative merits of.”

What is being done to the Palestinians is not right, and I don’t have to ooze along ‘dripping slime’ to know that. And why would people interpret moral and ethical questions on the basis of their political leanings? What’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong, and politics be damned.

Jun 22 22:39

Israel funded "terroriost" groups through BCCI

BCCI was a major international money-laundering bank founded by Agha Hasan Abedi of Pakistan in 1972. Abedi moved his headquarters to London, and registered the company in Luxembourg (which vies with Switzerland as Europe’s biggest money-laundering center for world gangsters, especially Jewish gangsters.) BCCI operated in 78 countries, had over 400 branches, and claimed assets of US$ 25 billion. MI5 confirmed that the Israelis funded their Abu Nidal terrorist through the Sloane Street branch of BCCI, near Harrods in London. The Israelis also used BCCI to fund “Black September” and many other Israeli false flag operations.

Jun 22 22:36

Jon Krakauer: McChrystal's Explanation For Pat Tillman Cover-up Is "Preposterous"

McChrystal was the head of Special Operations command in Afghanistan during Army Ranger (and former football star) Pat Tillman's death. McChrystal was the one who approved paperwork awarding Tillman a Silver Star despite knowing (or at least suspecting) that he had died in fratricide and not, as originally determined, enemy fire.

Jun 22 22:27

List Of Past And Present Israeli Citizens Running The US Governmnet

Jun 22 22:24

Maywood to lay off all city employees, dismantle Police Department

The city of Maywood will lay off all city employees and begin contracting police services with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department effective July 1, officials said.

Jun 22 22:17

Alcohol-related incidents involving L.A. County Sheriff's Department employees increase

As L.A. County sheriff's deputies evacuated residents during last year's Station fire, a training officer with the department noticed a deputy acting strangely. He was stumbling, then he fell over.

The deputy later admitted he was drinking vodka concealed in a Gatorade bottle during the deadly blaze.

The incidents, and others, are detailed in an oversight report released Tuesday that highlighted the department's struggles with employees who drink on the job or whose drunkenness results in problems off the job.

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"To proshept and to slerve!"

Jun 22 22:16

CSIS bombshell may distract Canadians from summit security tab: expert

Richard Fadden, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, told the CBC on Tuesday that cabinet ministers in two provinces, which he did not name, and British Columbia municipal politicians are under control of foreign governments.

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Gee ....... I wonder who that might be!!

Jun 22 22:14

CONFLICTING REPORTS ON IRANIAN SHIPS TO GAZA…..

Are Iranian Ships heading to Gaza or not?

Jun 22 22:12

Mexico joins Arizona immigration lawsuit

"Mexico has a duty to protect its citizens and ensure that their ethnic origin is not used as a basis for committing discriminatory acts", the Mexican foreign ministry said in a statement.
Arizona-Mexico border fence Arizona's governor says the border is not secure

It said it would respond forcefully to any violation of the fundamental human rights of all Mexicans in Arizona, independent of their immigration status.

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This is what happens when you roll over and allow Israel to shoot at and kill Americans in international waters; everybody suddenly decides you're a pussy!

Jun 22 22:10

Israel, while supposedly observing an ironclad boycott of all things Iranian, is happily buying Iranian oil

Last month the Swiss foreign minister visited Iran and, together with President Ahmadinejad, attended the signing of a multi-billion euro contract for Iran to supply Switzerland with large amounts of natural gas over the next 25 years.
The US State Department immediately condemned the deal and said it would be investigating whether it breached the Iran Sanctions Act. Israel complained too, describing the Swiss minister's visit to Tehran as an "act unfriendly to Israel". Various Jewish groups also joined in the protests, including the World Jewish Congress.

Jun 22 22:03

The Israeli Media’s Flotilla Fail

If the raid of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla was a disaster for the Israel Defense Forces, its aftermath demonstrated an equally bewildering performance by the Israeli media. The IDF Spokesman’s Office churned out one misleading claim after another, each one more implausible than the next, seeking to implant in the public’s mind a version of events that bore little relation to reality. To a degree, this was to be expected; but it was startling to see how some of Israel’s most respected reporters lined up to serve as military stenographers, barely challenging the IDF’s rapidly changing versions of events.

Jun 22 20:50

Philadelphia man indicted for using right to free speech

Unemployed American Bruce Shore watched a C-Span hearing on TV in which U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky. complained that he missed the Kentucky-South Carolina basketball game because he had to be in Congress to debate an unemployment benefits bill.

Bunning sent a letter to the Senator's office. "Are you’all insane. No checks equal no food for me. Do you get it?" he wrote.

The next month, FBI agents came calling to Shore’s home in Philadelphia.

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