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August 26, 2010

Aug 26 09:47

CIA warns of violent American Jews

A CIA document released by Web site Wikileaks on Wednesay expresses concern that the US had become an "exporter of terrorism," specifically mentioning American Jews in Israel.

The classified report, titled "What if Foreigners See the United States as an Exporter of Terrorism?" was produced in February 2010 by the CIA's Red Cell, a think tank set up in the wake of the September 11 2001 attacks on New York's World Trade Center. It mentions incidents in which Americans joined terrorist groups such as the Taliban and the Irish Republican Army, and committed acts such as the 2008 Mumbai bombing.

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Aug 26 09:38

Iran: Dimona is in Our Crosshairs

An unnamed senior officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards warned Thursday that Iran would strike Israel if it is targeted, no matter who the attacker is.

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, the officer said, "Iran has thousands of surface-to-surface missiles, including improved Zelzal-2 and AL-Fatah 110 missiles,”“with which it will set alight all of the oil towns, facilities and infrastructures of the neighboring countries, if these serve as platforms attacking it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that this completely unsourced.

However, one thing this article tells us for certain and without a doubt: Israel is a nuclear-armed country, and there is not one speck of "ambiguity" about it!

Aug 26 09:30

Feds finally admit oil buried “14 inches under the sand” near Destin, Florida

Officials from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency were on Walton County’s Beaches this week digging holes and finding oil product as deep as 14 inches under the sand.

Aug 26 09:29

Fed Seeks Delay of Bank Data Release While Considering Appeal

The Federal Reserve Board sought to delay the court-ordered release of documents identifying banks that might have failed without the U.S. government bailout while it considers an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Fed asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York yesterday to delay implementation of a ruling that compels the central bank to release the documents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what is so damning in these records that the Fed is requesting a delay of the release of this information.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Aug 26 09:26

“POST-apocalyptic” scene: Two families play in ocean at GRAND ISLE, LA near floating tar balls — Father throwing sand at son

A father jokingly throws sand at his little boy who laughs while dodging it. This, against a background of oil rigs and platforms looming in the Gulf. In the foreground, littering the beach, are tar balls.

We stroll through the area, eyeing even more tar balls that bob lazily underwater, amidst sand ripples in the shallows…

Aug 26 09:22

MK calls for investigation into Israeli soldiers' abuse of Palestinian children

A member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, has condemned as "unethical and inhumane" the methods used by Israeli soldiers to investigate Palestinians, particularly children. Dr. Afu Agbaria MK claimed that "Israel's own statistics confirm that 14% of detained Palestinian children were subjected to sexual abuse threats by Israeli soldiers."

He referred to a report by the Palestinian Prisoners' Ministry which revealed that 65% of detainees, most of them children, face brutal torture and ill-treatment during their detention and interrogation; 32% apparently signed confessions without understanding their content because they were written in Hebrew.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A country is ultimately judged by how it treats its most vulnerable people; children, the medically fragile, and the impoverished.

The Israeli military's institutionalization of torture against Palestinian children as routine condemns the state of Israel to the status of a failed experiment in morality.

Aug 26 09:20

James Cameron demands people of his "stature" for climate debate

"Cameron is now claiming he canceled the climate debate at the last minute because I am not worthy to debate him. Cameron claims I have not achieved a 'stature in our society' that is 'similar to his.' "

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Jimmy-boy. You just lost me.

Aug 26 09:17

Is it time to MOVE ON from the hardship WAR has caused YOU

As an uncle recently told me, “I probably will not read your [soon to be published Veterans Book Project] because, for me, it is time to move on, NOT from your [War] story exactly, but the hardship some of it has caused you.”

I already get the tip-toe treatment and a pat on the head sort of speak from other family members when I get really upset with our military missions of pre-meditated mass murder. So what next?


Aug 26 09:14

Ramadan Force-Feeding, and Renewed Secrecy Surrounding Hunger Strikers in Guantánamo

In a disturbing report in the Miami Herald, the ever-vigilant Carol Rosenberg reports that an unknown number of hunger strikers at Guantánamo are being force-fed between dusk and dawn — a mixture of cruelty (force-feeding) and respect (for Ramadan) that is sadly typical of the surreal, otherworldly reality of Guantánamo, over eight and a half years after the prison first opened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The existence of the Guantanamo prison is a moral blight on the conscience of this country, allegedly a country of rights and laws.

If these people actually did what they are accused of doing, they should be tried in an American court of law, not a military tribunal.

The reason many of them have been locked up is that the powers that be in Washington are terrified of what would be revealed was done to many of them to coerce them to confess to crimes they very probably did not commit.

Humankind has known since the time of the Catholic Inquisition that torture gets people to say anything the torturer wants to hear in order to get the torture to stop.

Aug 26 09:12

IF A JEW FARTS IN NEW YORK…..

A Muslim cab driver was stabbed by a passenger after being asked “are you a Muslim”. This made headline news throughout the world as can be seen if you Google ‘Muslim cabbie stabbed’….. throughout the world except in Israel.

Why the strange heading for this post? If a Jew farts on a crowded subway car in New York and gets dirty looks from his fellow passengers, the ADL immediately jumps in and creates an anti Semitic incident and walla…… it’s front page news throughout Israel.

Aug 26 09:11

NEW TOON ~~ SHOPPING FOR APARTHEID

Aug 26 09:10

Making Sense of the Media Cover-Up of 9-11

On 9-11, President George W. Bush said "America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world." Minutes after the demolitions of the Twin Towers, Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister, told the world on BBC World television that Osama Bin Laden was behind the attacks and that the United States should invade Afghanistan. This was, after all, the real plan behind the false-flag attacks.


Aug 26 09:03

Video: The USA Deadly Legacy in Iraq

The number of babies born with severe deformities and children developing leukaemia is rising dramatically in parts of Iraq.
US forces used depleted uranium weapons to attack the city, which locals say has left them with this devastating legacy.
One report even says the number of such illnesses in Falluja is higher than that recorded after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your tax dollars at work, folks; while homeless Vets sleep in our streets, and US infrastructure crumbles.

Aug 26 08:53

U.S. Troops Fire On Thousands Of Protesters Outside Bagram Base Wednesday, August 25

US troops fired on thousands of Afghan civilians as they protested outside the massive US military base at Bagram on Monday.

A provincial police official said that at least one civilian was killed in the incident, but Nato asserted that no civilians had been killed or injured.

The Western military alliance claimed that soldiers had only fired "warning shots" to disperse residents after they surrounded a military patrol and attacked vehicles outside the sprawling facility with rocks and iron bars.

But Parwan province deputy police chief General Faqir Ahmad was adamant that one civilian had been killed - although he said he could not be sure who fired the fatal bullet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Winning more hearts and minds" in Afghanistan, I see.

Aug 26 08:51

Mossad in America

FBI sources indicate that the increase in Mossad activity is a major problem, particularly when Israelis are posing as U.S. government officials, but they also note that there is little they can do to stop it as the Justice Department refuses to initiate any punitive action or prosecutions of the Mossad officers who have been identified as involved in the illegal activity.

Aug 26 08:46

Yemen 'abandons' human rights

In a report issued on Wednesday, Amnesty International says that growing US concern over al-Qaeda's presence in Yemen, combined with domestic challenges to the legitimacy of the government, has prompted a marked deterioration in the human rights situation in the impoverished country.

The group says that over the past year, the Yemeni government has carried out vicious military campaigns, arbitrary arrests and extrajudicial killings as it faces international pressure to tackle al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, and seeks to quell a growing secessionist movement in the south while fighting periodic battles with Houthi rebels in the north.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember: it is the corrupt government of President Ali Saleh your tax dollars are going to support, a government only concerned with protecting the wealth of Saleh's family dynasty, and not protecting the welfare of its citizens.

Corruption, coupled with grinding poverty and illiteracy, make insurgency attractive to some people who have nothing left to lose: this is precisely what is happening right now in Yemen.


Aug 26 08:40

Facing jail, the unarmed activist who dared to take on Israel

Baroness Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, yesterday issued an unusually sharp rebuke to Israel over a military court's conviction of a Palestinian activist prominent in unarmed protests against the West Bank separation barrier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israeli government hates non-violent Palestinian protest, because it sharply focuses world attention on the continued Israeli violation of Palestinian human rights.

Aug 26 08:32

Obama's US Assassination Program?

Sound too conspiratorial to be true? Like the cover-up ops of spy novels? Well, it's reality. And it is possibly the most bizarre, inhumane and abusive way that the White House is expanding its power over the American people.

And it's the gravest nightmare of U.S. citizens and abandonment of our Constitution to date: a presidential assassination program in which U.S. citizens are in the literal scopes of the executive branch based upon nothing more than allegations of terrorism involvement as the branch defines it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thinking Americans have to ask themselves the following, sobering, question; at what point does a person who never advocates violence, but has legitimate, reasoned concerns about the US's foreign or domestic policies, morph into an alleged "terrorist", eligible for either imprisonment, or extrajudicial assassination, or both?!?

Aug 26 08:31

“We’re seeing way more dispersant than ever before” Large, thick oil plumes, freshly sprayed with poison!

Today, Project Gulf Impact is out on the waters in and around Orange Beach Alabama. What they have found is exactly the opposite of what BP and the federal government have told the American people. Not only did they find oil but they apparently found what looks to be freshly sprayed dispersant, still in powder form.

Why is this toxic dispersant still being sprayed? Warnings from scientists and independent journalists have indicated that Corexit could effect the gulf for at least twenty years.

“Dead fish in Alabama – cells ruptured with lots of corexit and dispersed oil all around….The oil is thick, dispersant already trying to hide it, with dead catfish in plumes.”

Aug 26 08:17

NameNotFound

You want to know what news sends chills down the spines of the world’s governments?

Not "rogue regimes’" purported saber rattling.

Not even bad economic data coming out of Wall Street.

It's news like this:

"The search giant Google and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency are investing in a company working to track Web-browsing behavior.


Aug 26 08:16

Israeli President: Iran Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapons

Having been snubbed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Amano Yukiya visited with Israel’s President Shimon Peres instead.

Peres, whose position in Israel is largely ceremonial, demanded that Amano and the rest of the world “acknowledge the danger” Iran poses to Israel and the rest of the world, adding that Iran “threatens to use nuclear weapons.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's get a couple of issues absolutely straight here.

1. Iran, a signatory to the NNPT, has no nuclear weapons; only a power station, built under the watchful eye of the IAEA, and subject to IAEA inspections.

2. Israel, which has nuclear weapons, refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and refuses inspections of its nuclear sites.

3. All US aid to Israel since the passage of the Symington Amendment, has been illegal, in light of the fact that Israel has nuclear weapons but refuses to sign the NNPT and refuses inspections of its nuclear sites.

Aug 26 08:09

Petraeus: Reconciliation With Taliban is ‘Ultimate Goal’

Speaking today to Fox News, US Commander in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus insisted that the “ultimate goal” of the nearly nine year long war is to enable the “reconciliation”of the Karzai government with the Taliban.

And while such talks have actually taken place (mostly with official US ambivalence), Gen. Petraeus says the war must continue until it “creates conditions” for a more favorable reconciliation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why must this war "...continue until it 'creates conditions' for a more favorable reconciliation"?!?

More "favorable" to whom?!? Western oil corporations? The drug dealers who are making a killing, literally and figuratively?!? The huge defense contractors, also making a killing literally and figuratively?!?

To make these statements is to telegraph to Afghanistan and the world that the US and NATO are losing this war, big-time. The only question is, when does that "Saigon moment" come to pass, when the US and NATO have to accept that this 9 year war was never winnable militarily, and leave?

Aug 26 08:08

The Aggression is Ongoing: Their Maps and our Destinies

The story of mass-destruction weapons was fabricated; and here are the facts today which show that terrorism did not exist in Iraq before the war. It was the invaders who opened the doors wide open for terrorism. The ex-MI5 chief Eliza Manningham-Buller confirmed to the Chilcot inquiry that “Our involvement in Iraq radicalised a few among a generation of young people who saw [it] as an attack upon Islam.” She adds: “There was no evidence of any link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida – not even the CIA believed that”.

Aug 26 08:07

Settlement boycott causing ‘enormous damage’ to Israeli companies operating in the West Bank

Israeli companies are boycotted by many countries for political reasons. Glass factory owner: the boycott has caused me enormous damage.


Aug 26 08:06

FBI paid informant in Bronx synagogue bomb plot $97K, who provided terror suspects with fake bombs

The FBI gave Pakistani immigrant Shahed Hussain $44,000 for expenses and $53,000 for "his services" over a three-year period, agent Robert Fuller said.

Defense lawyers contend that without the informant - who they say entrapped the suspects - their bumbling clients would never have tried to blow up two synagogues in Riverdale and shoot down missiles.

Aug 26 08:00

An Epitome of the Israeli Jewish Society

She added “I am in favor of a Jewish-Zionist State. I defend what has been rightfully mine for ages. I would even slaughter, not only abuse, the Arabs.”

Aug 26 07:54

Troops still deploying to Mideast from BIA

As the nation watches troops being withdrawn from the Middle East, few perhaps are aware that another wave of soldiers is being deployed.

On Tuesday, a group of about 150 soldiers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Hood, Texas, had a two-hour layover at Bangor International Airport on their way to southern Iraq.

“It’s funny because the big thing on the news as we were getting ready to leave was all the big hoopla about all the combat forces coming out, so all the soldiers and their families are asking, ‘Why are we going?’” Lt. Col. Bryan Mullins said.

“Well, we said it was the difference between the guys whose job it is to fight versus guys whose primary job it is to help people, or secure people, who are doing something else,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US occupation of Iraq is not over: it has simply been rebranded.

Aug 26 07:53

Music Biz Uses Net Neutrality to Equate P2P with Child Porn – Again

Earlier this year the IFPI took that sentiment to the next level, going so far as to exclaim that “child pornography is great…because politicians understand child pornography.”

“By playing that card,” IFPI lawyer Johan Schlüter told an audience gathered at an anti-P2P conference in Sweden, “we can get them to act, and start blocking sites. And once they have done that, we can get them to start blocking file-sharing sites.”

The music industry knows the drill. Equating P2P with child porn is the quickest way to make people sympathetic to their cause and get them to act accordingly.


Aug 26 07:49

MONEY AS DEBT - MUST SEE VIDEO

Aug 26 07:45

Gullible Goyim and the Zio-Fantasy Scriptwriters

e are fed a steady diet of anti-Muslim, anti-Arab propaganda here in the West. A study was done that looked at 1000 Hollywood movies with Arab/Muslim characters, and concluded that 95% (950/1000) of these films portrayed Arabs/Muslims in a negative light (See: Reel Bad Arabs). You might want to ask the Zionist owners of Hollywood why they have such a bias against Arabs. If you are an avid watcher of lamestream media these are the hypnotic head lines and catch phrases you are sure to see: "terrorism", "Muslim terrorists", "terrorist threat", "terrorism hits the homeland", "radical Islam", "War on Terror" and of course "believed to be linked to Al Qaeda". If you read my last article you should be well aware by now that this is a bunch of baloney, hype, and nonsense.

Aug 26 07:44

No-Go Zone

Five years after Congress passed the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005, more of the tax-free benefits have gone to the state’s powerful oil industry than to development in hard-hit areas. New Orleans has so far received a total of $55 million in bonds shared between eight projects—or less than 1 percent of the more than $5.9 billion issued statewide. None of the bonds issued for New Orleans projects went to development in hard-hit and still-struggling areas like the Lower Ninth Ward.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

Aug 26 07:43

Deceased woman's daughter hit with 'death tax'

Her mother had no spouse and no dependants under 18 years old to whom she could transfer the savings she amassed after working at the University of Western Ontario for 31 years. Sandy retired eight years ago at the age of 59 and chose to leave her estate to her daughter Lori.

“It’s a single parent thing, it’s not fair,” she said.

Michael Hartt, an investment and retirement advisor at RBC in Toronto, says there are lessons to be learned from the Dengler story.

“There’s was no (tax) minimization strategy put in place,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a tax minimization strategy for you!



Lockerdome
Aug 26 07:39

Obama's other surge -- in Yemen

The long struggle against Al Qaeda since the 9/11 attacks has taken many twists and turns. Now it has even led to the forced evacuation of an entire city of 80,000 people – in Yemen, the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden.

The evacuation took place last week when the Yemeni military laid siege to the southern city of Loder in order to flush out a group called Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which may have 300 to 500 fighters.

The battle, which left dozens killed on both sides, is the latest escalation of a joint effort by the Obama administration and the Yemeni government to rid the country of this dangerous affiliate of Mr. bin Laden’s core group in Pakistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the US public is being "softened up" for yet another escalating military misadventure, this time in Yemen.

It is very convenient to lump all fighters of despotic regimes (like that of Yemen) under the classification of "Al Qaeda." However, thinking people really have to wonder if Al Qaeda really exists as the US paints it.

For starters, the words "Al Qaeda" translate literally from Arabic to English as "the base". However, in colloquial Arabic, it means "the toilet". What self-respecting terrorist group would call itself "the toilet"?!?

Also, when this article talks about "...this dangerous affiliate of Mr. Bin Laden’s core group in Pakistan", the writers omit one key fact; Bin Laden has been dead for years, so whoever has been leading this group is not Bin Laden.

The government of President Ali Saleh has been characterized as one of the most corrupt in the region; and for the Middle East, that's saying something.Saleh is simply interested in preserving his family's wealth and position, and has absolutely no concern about the welfare of Yemen's people.

Yemen's grinding poverty, coupled with illiteracy and corruption, can make people with nothing left to lose find insurgency attractive, which is precisely what is happening now.

If US aid to Yemen does not bring with it development, infrastructure,education and jobs for its people, the US government will have continued in its grand, myopic tradition of simply supporting a thug militarily because he is "our thug" in the region.

But if peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable, and that may well be the case in Yemen unless the aid "carrot" comes with a "stick" of guaranteeing improvement in the lives of Yemen's citizens.

Aug 26 07:36

“Wall Street Psycho:” 15 Signs of Moral & Ethical Pathology, Soul-Sickness.

The “Goldman Conspiracy” is the perfect B-School case study of Wall Street’s secret contagious pathology, with insiders like Blankfein, Paulson and others pocketing billions more of the firm’s profits than shareholders, evidence the new “mutant capitalism” has replaced Adam Smith’s 1776 version which historically endowed the soul of American democracy as well as our capitalistic system. But sadly for America, Goldman’s disease is rapidly becoming a pandemic spreading beyond Wall Street’s “too-greedy-to-fail” banks, infecting our economy, markets and government, as it metastasizes globally.

Aug 26 07:35

Brawls at the Fed, as the System Comes Down

A senior Washington intelligence source reported this morning that a serious fight has erupted inside the Federal Reserve over hyperinflation, and that people close to the Fed are going to be leaking details, which means the fight will intensify and become more public. He added that that fight is now erupting inside this week's annual Jackson Hole economic summit of the Fed, whose host, Thomas Hoenig of the Kansas City Fed, has publicly dissented from Bernanke's hyperinflationary decisions at each of the last eight meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee. And indeed, sources at that Jackson Hole gathering report that it is an extremely interesting one, especially its off-the-record discussions.

Aug 26 07:34

Fort Carson soldiers' killing spree after Iraq combat

Seventeen US soldiers from a Colorado military base who mostly served in Iraq have been linked to violent killings and attempted killings since their return to US soil. Three of them came from one platoon - highlighting how a generation of American soldiers are struggling to cope with life after military service.


Aug 26 07:34

THL Recommends Suspension of H1N1 Vaccinations

Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has recommended that vaccination against the H1N1 swine flu virus with the Pandemrix vaccine be suspended. The vaccine is not to be used until it is determined if it is linked to an increase in the number of cases of narcolepsy in the country.

Aug 26 07:33

Neurologist Suspected of Neglecting Obligation to Report Suspected Vaccine Side Effects

Neurologist Markku Partinen of the Helsinki Sleep Clinic faces questioning by officials of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on suspicion that he may have neglected to report on harmful side effects from the swine flu vaccine.

Aug 26 07:32

WHAT OUR CHILDREN ARE DYING FOR IN AFGHANISTAN

In Afghan fields the poppies grow.
Between the crosses.
Row on row.

Aug 26 07:30

U.S. soldiers face murder charges in deaths of Afghan civilians

In one of the most serious war crimes cases to emerge from the nine-year war in Afghanistan, five U.S. soldiers from a Stryker brigade in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division have been charged with murder for allegedly killing three Afghan civilians.


Aug 26 07:30

Freedom Rider: Israel, Big Money and Obama

“Their support for Obama was due to his support of Israel, its “right to exist“ and his willingness to strike militarily against Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know we are not supposed to refer to blacks in the context of slavery, but it would sure help if a certain black man stopped acting like one for Israel!

Aug 26 07:24

Confronting Washington's Job Killers

The news that the Environmental Protection Agency prevented early clean-up of floating oil in the Gulf by refusing to waive its “clean water” limit of 15 parts per million should make us all focus on the job killing structure in Washington, D.C. Just three days after the BP spill, the Dutch government offered their oil-skimming ships and ocean oil-cleansing technology, but were rejected because the cleaned ocean water would not reach the EPA’s limits of being 99.9985 percent pure. Imagine if even half the oil had been skimmed off; the rest probably would not have even reached shore because oil degrades quickly in warm ocean water.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every time Washington passes another bill, they take a dollar from the people, hand back fifty cents with a bunch of forms to fill out, then claim that can't understand why the economy isn't getting better.

Further down there is a story about how the current salmonella disaster could have been avoided if the FDA had required chicken vaccinations which are already standard practice in Europe, yet failed to do so.

Time after time and in every single disaster of our age, from Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot to the Deepwater Horizon, we are faced with a government that loots us with taxes, crushes us under a landslide of regulatory requirements, and still can't take care of the American people.

Aug 26 07:17

Sheeple: Signs That You Might Be Part Of The Herd…

Millions of people from countries across the world have begun to wake up to the very real threat of repressive and engineered Globalism, or what the financial elite and the politicians who work for them often refer to as “The New World Order”. The movement against this centralization of economic and social power has gained traction in nearly every sphere, to the point where even the mainstream media has been forced on occasion to acknowledge its existence and prevalence. Those of us who have been working more than a few years in this activist organization, what many of us call the “Patriot Movement”, or the “Liberty Movement”, have seen incredible leaps and bounds in the fight against disinformation and the spread of unadulterated truth.

Aug 26 07:16

To serve and procrastinate

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This explains much.


Aug 26 07:15

Rich no more: 700,000 wealthy people wiped out by the credit crunch

Around 700,000 people have seen their fortunes wiped out by the recession, a study revealed yesterday.

The report, from research firm Datamonitor, reveals for the first time the number of ‘rich’ people robbed by the downturn.

Aug 26 07:13

Key Karzai Aide in Corruption Inquiry Is Linked to C.I.A.

The aide to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at the center of a politically sensitive corruption investigation is being paid by the Central Intelligence Agency, according to Afghan and American officials.

Mr. Salehi’s relationship with the C.I.A. underscores deep contradictions at the heart of the Obama administration’s policy in Afghanistan, with American officials simultaneously demanding that Mr. Karzai root out the corruption that pervades his government while sometimes subsidizing the very people suspected of perpetrating it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sadly, corruption appears to be the only lubricant keeping commerce moving in Afghanistan.

The US occupation and invasion of Afghanistan has never, ever been about US security. It has always been about potential private profit from drugs (mission accomplished here); the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil; and the control of Afghanistan's vast and largely untapped mineral wealth.

And the corruption surrounding those activities, particularly regarding the flow of cheap heroin, will continue, unabated, as long as the occupation of Afghanistan continues.

Aug 26 07:13

US military's top secret X-37B shuttle 'disappears' for two weeks, changes orbit

AMATEUR astronomers are enjoying a cat-and-mouse game with the US military in keeping track of its secret space plane, the X-37B.

The X-37B was launched in April amid much publicity, but scant detail about its true use.

Built by Boeing's Phantom Works division, the X-37B program was originally headed by NASA.

It was later turned over to the Pentagon's research and development arm and then to a secretive Air Force unit.

Aug 26 07:03

Van-mounted body scanners coming to a street near you?

US law enforcement agencies are among the customers of a Massachusetts-based company that is selling full-body scanners to be mounted inside vans and used on streets, says a report from Forbes.

The company says its largest customer by far is the US military, which has purchased the machines to search for car bombs and other threats in war zones. But AS&E's vice president of marketing, Joe Reiss, said US law enforcement agencies have also bought the machines "to search for vehicle-based bombs in the US," Greenberg reports.

AS&E has not revealed the names of its US law enforcement customers, or how many of the machines they bought. But Reiss describes the van-mounted scanning system as "the largest selling cargo and vehicle inspection system ever."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people doing purchasing for states and major US municipalities are obviously expecting widespread civil unrest and violence in this country.

It appears that the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution, forbidding unreasonable search and seizure, has just been dispatched to the shredder.


Aug 26 06:51

ISRAEL ORDERS MASSIVE MILITARY FUEL STOCKS FAR IN EXCESS OF THAT REQUIRED FOR NORMAL OPERATIONS

Three weeks ago the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) published a notice, as it is legally required to do, announcing that Israel has ordered massive quantities of various fuels suitable for military use, and in the case of the order for JP-8 jet fuel, suitable only for military use.

The massive order is valued at some $2 billion and, as well as the 284 million gallons (1.075 billion litres) of JP-8 jet fuel, the order also includes 60 million gallons (227 million litres) of unleaded gasoline and 100 million gallons (378 million litres) of diesel fuel.

Aug 26 06:31

CIA (via Wikileaks) "What would happen if foreign countries began to view the US as an "exporter of terrorism".

This CIA ”Red Cell” report from February 2, 2010, looks at what ill happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism; ’Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon, nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of Middle Eastern, African or South Asian ethnic origin. This dynamic belies the American belief that our free, open and integrated multicultural society lessens the allure of radicalism and terrorism for US citizens.’ The report looks at a number cases of US exported terrorism, including attacks by US based or financed Jewish, Muslim and Irish-nationalism terrorists. It

Aug 26 06:10

Hope Lost

"Children paint like geniuses, what is it we do to them that so quickly dulls this ability" ~Pablo Picasso

Steven Forrest -- Activist Post

I love art. I love music. I love a world where both are inherent to existence. To understand the latter, one must fully encompass the former. I love science, mathematics, creativity and the exploration of my own and others' minds in an attempt to truly live by my personal credo: a day without learning is a day wasted.

Aug 26 04:58

Boca Raton bank teller "allegedly" stole $37k from JP Morgan

A Boca Raton bank teller is accused of stealing nearly $37,000 from customers.

In just two months working at a JP Morgan Chase branch, 20-year-old Israel Conley allegedly forged customer signatures to withdraw huge sums from several accounts...


Aug 26 01:16

The World According to Gordon Duff

Interviewer Peter B. Collins

LINK TO PETER B. COLLINS INTERVIEW

"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DUFF"

Aug 26 00:52

Facebook "friending" lands activist Rod Coronado in prison

Animal rights and environmental activist Rod Coronado finds himself in federal prison for becoming a “friend” with part-time Missoula resident and Earth First! co-founder Mike Roselle on Facebook.

In a federal court document (PDF) dated July 14, 2010, U.S. Probation Officer Rhonda J. Wallock claimed that Coronado, convicted of felony conspiracy in 2006, violated the special conditions of his court-ordered supervision.

August 25, 2010

Aug 25 23:32

After Katrina, New Orleans Cops Were Told They Could Shoot Looters

In the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, an order circulated among New Orleans police authorizing officers to shoot looters, according to present and former members of the department.

Aug 25 23:28

Wikileaks Posts Classified CIA Memo

The whistleblower organisation Wikileaks has released a classified CIA document (http://file.wikileaks.org/file/us-cia-redcell-exporter-of-terrorism-20...) asking what would happen if foreign countries began to view the US as an "exporter of terrorism".

The document was prepared by the CIA's "red cell", a unit responsible for preparing analysis papers from an adversarial perspective



Pixfuture
Aug 25 22:38

Post-Apocalyptic Predictive Programming For The Whole Family

Discovery Channel's apocalyptic reality TV show, The Colony, enters its second season with what might be the most dire sign yet for where our civilization is headed. It is the latest in a long-standing history of predictive programming from Hollywood.

Nicholas West
Activist Post

Predictive Programming

Aug 25 22:26

America’s mental illness epidemic: It turns out that the drugs are the problem

Tens of millions of innocent, unsuspecting Americans, who are mired deeply in the mental “health” system, have actually been made crazy by the use of or the withdrawal from commonly-prescribed, brain-altering, brain-disabling, indeed brain-damaging psychiatric drugs that have been, for many decades, cavalierly handed out like candy

Aug 25 21:39

Expensive Puppet State: CIA Man Is Key to U.S. Relations With Karzai

The Obama administration has turned to the Central Intelligence Agency's station chief in Afghanistan to troubleshoot Washington's precarious relationship with President Hamid Karzai, propelling the undercover officer into a critical role normally reserved for diplomats and military chiefs.

The station chief has become a pivotal behind-the-scenes power broker in Kabul, according to U.S. officials as well as current and former diplomats and military figures. In April, when Mr. Karzai lashed out against his Western partners, it was the station chief who was tapped by the White House to calm the Afghan president.

Aug 25 21:25

US existing home sales drop to 10-year low

Sales of existing homes in the US plunged 27.2% in July compared with June to their lowest level in more than 10 years, figures suggest.

The main reason for the drop was the end of tax credits designed to boost sales.

Economists are rather gloomy about the US jobs market.

The US economy shed 131,000 jobs in July, the second month in a row that jobs had been lost.

Recent figures also showed that economic growth in the US slowed between April and June, with GDP growing by an annualised rate of 2.4% compared with 3.7% in the previous quarter.

Weaker-than-expected retail sales figures for July also added to concerns over the strength of the recovery of the world's largest economy.


Aug 25 20:41

JTV Chat Room Member:Cameraman arrested for calling cops Nazis

"I was arrested with felony charges for expressing protest against acts of injustice against a neighbor."

After cops felt her up during the traffic stop and illegally began to search her vehicle against her will, I expressed myself and got arrested. After the video, they illegally trespassed and searched my vehicle, finding one of my many legal firearms and held me 24 hours on a felony charge that was dropped the next day.

Aug 25 20:25

9/11: READER COMMENT AT VETERANS TODAY DEBUNKS COVER STORY

It’s refreshing to see there are so many people who “get it”– except maybe Steve. This was a great article and there are some really good comments here. I want to point out something I haven’t seen written about before regarding 9/11 and maybe it will cause some people who still don’t get it or refuse to examine the mountains of evidence pointing to 9/11 being an inside job to rethink their beliefs in the official story coming from our corporate government and their mouthpiece media.

Since there are so many vets here who I assume would understand attack strategies I thought this would be the place to bring this up.

Aug 25 20:23

"Former" CIA, current Afghan Spy: Stolen U.S. dollars exit Afghan airport controlled by Karzai brother

Afghan intelligence service reports in the hands of NATO-led forces say that the major exit point for stolen American dollars is through the airport in Kandahar, controlled by President Hamid Karzai’s brother.

Aug 25 20:09

U.S. Rejected Hen Vaccine Despite British Success

Faced with a crisis more than a decade ago in which thousands of people were sickened from salmonella in infected eggs, farmers in Britain began vaccinating their hens against the bacteria. That simple but decisive step virtually wiped out the health threat.

But when American regulators created new egg safety rules that went into effect last month, they declared that there was not enough evidence to conclude that vaccinating hens against salmonella would prevent people from getting sick. The Food and Drug Administration decided not to mandate vaccination of hens — a precaution that would cost less than a penny per a dozen eggs.

Now, consumers have been shaken by one of the largest egg recalls ever, involving nearly 550 million eggs from two Iowa producers, after a nationwide outbreak of thousands of cases of salmonella was traced to eggs contaminated with the bacteria.



Taboola
Aug 25 19:03

You'll Buy Gold Now and Like It!

By Jeff Clark, Casey's Gold and Resource Report

I get this question a lot: "Should I buy gold now, or wait for a pullback?"

It’s a valid question. For nearly two years, gold hasn't had a serious decline. There have been pullbacks, of course, but nothing assumption-challenging. In fact, since October 2008, gold’s largest price drop is 10.6% (based on London PM fix prices), and yet the average of all declines since 2001 is 13% (of those greater than 5%). The biggest pullback we've seen this summer is 8.2%. Technically the summer's not over, but I'll admit I'm surprised we haven't had a better buying opportunity.

Aug 25 18:31

Cutbacks Forcing Police Stations Around The Country To Curtail Calls For Some Crimes

Budget cuts are forcing police around the country to stop responding to fraud, burglary and theft calls as officers focus limited resources on violent crime...

Aug 25 18:30

EPA Considering Ban on Traditional Ammunition — Take Action Now

With the fall hunting season fast approaching, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Lisa Jackson, who was responsible for banning bear hunting in New Jersey, is now considering a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – a leading anti-hunting organization – to ban all traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, a law in which Congress expressly exempted ammunition. If the EPA approves the petition, the result will be a total ban on all ammunition containing lead-core components, including hunting and target-shooting rounds. The EPA must decide to accept or reject this petition by November 1, 2010, the day before the midterm elections.

Aug 25 18:25

Declassified Senate Investigation Files Reveal Clandestine Israeli PR Campaign in America

According to Grant F. Smith, director of IRmep, "It is frightening how easily some in the American news media surrendered to a foreign public relations campaign that spent the 2010 equivalent of $36 million over two years. Time has proven most of the planted content to be misleading, if not dangerous. These historical documents hold many important lessons for Americans who have long needed—but rarely received—straight reporting on key Middle East issues."

Aug 25 17:38

Bishop Donald Corder: Gaza, Zionism and World Domination: Global Economic Warfare and the U.S.

Infiltration had been complete as the Zionist Elite seized control of the likes of World Bank, Federal Reserve System, The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), New York Board of Trade, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. James Stenzel presents...This Scholarly Library of Facts about Domestic & Worldwide Zionist Criminality. An Oasis of News for Americans Who Presently Endure the Hateful Censorship of Zionist Occupation.

Aug 25 17:30

Researchers reveal 80 PERCENT of crab larvae samples from Florida to Louisiana have “oil orange droplets” — NOAA says “HAVE NOT FOUND” IT

The Christian Science Monitor followed up on “marine biologist Erin Grey, a post-doctoral researcher at Tulane University, [who] discovered oily orange droplets inside blue crab larvae she collected in areas affected by the BP oil spill.”

Aug 25 17:29

13.3 ppm of COREXIT found INLAND, near Florida border — Chemist says tests show “toxic solvent” 2-butoxyethanol that “RUPTURES red blood cells” (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

[Cotton Bayou, Ala. resident] Margaret Long… first got suspicious when she saw something in the water she had never seen before. She even took photographs, “Some times it’s about the size of a half dollar. Some times it streams along and its like floating sand.”

She got samples and sent them to chemist Bob Naman in Mobile whose tests results show 13.3 ppm of the chemical dispersant corexit. …

“It concerns me,” says Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon. …

“There is an anger yes, very much an anger. I fear what the long term affects are going to be.” Her only question now is what will be done about it.

Aug 25 17:28

What’s the Rush? “NOAA sends its samples to a lab in POLAND” — “Will take MONTHS” to know

While the initial samples did not show up the droplets [of an oily, orange substance in blue crab larvae], more definitive answers will take months, Lamkin says… adding that NOAA sends its samples to a laboratory in Poland for separation. “It will be some months before we know.” …

Aug 25 17:28

Corexit found in Orange Beach Waters

If tests results are true, the absorbent boom being brought to Margaret Longs house on Cotton Bayou may already be too late.

Aug 25 17:27

Underwater 'River' of Oil Confirmed in Gulf

The hydrocarbon plume/river is 22 miles long, 1.2 miles wide and 650 feet high. It isn't pure crude, of course; it's more like a mix of oil and water.

Aug 25 17:07

Shoplifers Loot Lakeland CVS

Aug 25 16:47

World Vision, Christian Humanitarian Organization, Wins Right To Hire, Fire Based On Religion

World Vision, the Christian humanitarian organization, can fire employees who disagree with its theological tenets, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday (Aug. 23).

In a 2-1 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that World Vision is a "religious corporation" and therefore exempt from a federal law that bars faith-based discrimination.

Aug 25 16:39

Decoupling Now, Currency Crisis Soon

National Inflation Association (NIA) believes that the decoupling we have been predicting of precious metals from the Dow Jones has now officially taken place. A year ago we would consistently see precious metals and stock market prices rise and fall in parallel. We have now seen the Dow Jones decline by 6.1% from its high on August 9th, along with both gold and silver rising by about 3.3% during this same time period.

Aug 25 16:13

Ex-President Carter visits North Korea in release bid

Former US President Jimmy Carter is visiting North Korea in an effort to negotiate the release of a US man jailed there, Aijalon Mahli Gomes.

On his arrival in Pyongyang, Mr Carter met senior officials including North Korean deputy leader Kim Yong-nam.

Mr Gomes, 31, was sentenced to eight years' hard labour in April, after being found guilty of illegally entering the country from China.

US officials have called Mr Carter's visit a "private humanitarian trip".

"Obviously it's a mission to secure the release of Mr Gomes, but we don't want to jeopardise the prospect for Mr Gomes to be returned home by discussing any of the details," state department spokesman Mark Toner said.
Suicide bid

Aug 25 15:42

Border Agents Slam Obama Administration

Posted: 7:04 PM Aug 18, 2010
Border Agents Slam Obama Administration
"How many times have Americans heard lawmakers, mayors, governors, and immigration advocates when asked about Arizona enforcing immigration law, claim that their police officers aren't authorized or trained to enforce immigration laws?" asks a career law enforcement officer from New York.
"Well, either these government leaders are too ignorant to to hold office or they're out-and-out lying to the American people," said former NYPD detective Sid Franes.
The Immigration and Nationality Act includes section 287(g), added in 1996, that grants local and state jurisdictions the ability to enforce immigration law with proper training and supervision by federal authorities.

Aug 25 15:09

ISRAELI CONTROL OF AMERICA: A VETERANS TODAY READER COMMENTS

ISRAELI CONTROL OF AMERICA: A VETERANS TODAY READER COMMENTS
August 24, 2010 posted by Gordon Duff
I have a friend who worked at the Pentagon and he tells me America has been taken over. He says the Israelis have operatives at all levels, including even the lowest of positions, answering phones and working as Senate pages. He asked me to examine a few facts for him and so I started doing a little research. I was shocked to see what was uncovered just doing a perfunctory study. From the surface to the murky depths our Government, our media and our society have been inundated with a self-serving power structure of secularized avarice which could prove to be very dangerous for America and for the American people.

Aug 25 14:55

The Voice Of Palestine

We, the Palestinians, have a voice; a strong one that never tires no matter the deafness or the silence of the world. We speak of our suffering, aspirations and hopes when all others are silent. We tell our story, the story of a land usurped by foreign colonists, the story of an indigenous people ethnically cleansed from their ancestral home, the story of an olive tree steadfast in the face of Zionism.

We have a voice, a voice that speaks of the suffering that is daily, of the fears that are touchable, of the pain that is real, of the land that is mingled with our blood, a voice that is Palestinian.

Aug 25 14:41

Isolate The Israelis

Can Israel survive its recent battering in public opinion? Many believe that this may be a defining moment in a long history of Israeli impunity.

Aug 25 14:40

Tell Me This Is Not Occupation

These images are graphic, yes. But, they must be seen.
These are our brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers; How much longer can we sit in silence while the people of Palestine suffer under Zionist occupation?

Aug 25 14:39

A United Iran Against A Collapsing Israel

As the racist regime of Israel moves toward greater international isolation due to its aggressive, belligerent policies, Iran receives wider support from the world’s nations for its uncompromising resistance against the bullying superpowers and annulling their mischievous plots. The world is witness to the growth of Iran’s popularity while hatred and disgust against Israel builds up progressively.

Iran is reaching out to the hearts and souls around the world while Israel ignites denunciation and deprecation in the four corners of the globe.

Aug 25 13:29

Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas: what are the possibilities?

Lawrence Davidson explains why the US-sponsored direct talks between Israel and Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction, due to start on 2 September, are most unlikely to result in anything that is in the interest of the Palestinian people.

Aug 25 13:21

Muslim cab driver slashed by boozed-up bigot just back from filming Marines in Afghanistan

A boozed-up bigot who just returned from filming U.S. Marines in Afghanistan used a pocket knife to slash a cabbie - just because the driver was Muslim, police said Wednesday.

Aug 25 13:08

IDF Paratrooper Yishai Fleisher Now a Zionist Trooper in America

IDF Paratrooper Yishai Fleisher Now a Zionist Trooper in America
by Eli Stutz 08/23/10
Yishai Fleisher, who served as an IDF paratrooper and is the Director of
Israel National Radio, takes the PR battle for Israel across America, on his
Eye on Zion speaking tour.
Fleisher says that the policies of Barack Obama and even George W. Bush to create a Palestinian state would lead to Israel's destruction. He debates interviewer Mark Golub on whether Israel should consider territorial comprise with its Arab neighbors. "Our enemies are hell-bent on taking over Israel," says Fleisher, who was wounded by terrorists while defending Israel in Lebanon. "But that doesn't mean that I'm going to give up my land and my rights." Watch the Shalom TV interview below

Aug 25 13:06

Carvers Bay enlists ninth grade

Welcome to high school. Now drop and give me 50.

The entire freshman class at Carvers Bay High School has been automatically enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, a military-sponsored program that trains high school students in military discipline and concepts. Principal Richard Neal, a Navy veteran, said the school's Marine Corps JROTC class is fulfilling the student's physical education requirement and is part of the school's Ninth Grade Academy.

But Charles Holloway, the parent of a freshman student at Carvers Bay, said he did not want his son in that program and when he asked that his son be taken out, his son was put in a class by himself.Holloway said he feels his son was being punished for not wanting to take part in that class.

Aug 25 12:53

In Time for Halloween, the BP Oil Spill Costume

Aug 25 12:32

THE "BIG BANG" IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE

YET ANOTHER PROOF THE BIG BANG DID NOT HAPPEN

The Big Bang is currently imagined to have occurred 14 billion years ago.

The farthest object seen in the sky by the Hubble and Keck Telescopes is 13 billion light-years distant, and is assumed to have been created when the universe was just 750 million years old. It would take at least that long (if not longer) for the material from the theorized Big Bang to coalesce into stars and for those stars to form a rotating galaxy.

But here is the problem. We are seeing that object 13 billion light-years distant not as it is today and where it is today but as it was and where it was, 13 billion years ago, 13 billion light-years distant from earth.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for a caller on today's radio show.

Aug 25 11:55

American Eagle In Works To Close 100 Stores

American Eagle Outfitters Inc.'s (AEO) fiscal second-quarter earnings tumbled 66% on wider losses related to its failed Martin + Osa chain and as the apparel retailer reported weaker margins and higher overhead costs...

Aug 25 11:11

Iran vs Israel: What The Media Wants You To Forget

Aug 25 11:05

Peres warns IAEA chief of Iran nuclear threat

"Iran jeopardizes Israel and the rest of the world, as it threatens to use nuclear weapons," said Peres told Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Jerusalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What nuclear weapons, Perez? Same ones you insisted Iraq had?

Aug 25 10:33

UN: Israel Not Cooperating in Flotilla Probe

The international investigation into the May 31 Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara, which left nine aid workers dead, is going extremely poorly according to UN officials, because Israel is refusing to cooperate and has not allowed the investigation team to visit the nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my shock.

Aug 25 10:31

Schoolgirls fined for bugging teachers


The pair, who are in their mid-teens, came up with the idea after finding a key to the staff common room. They bought basic bugging equipment in a gadget shop, waited until the end of the school day, and planted the device in the staff room.

In response to:

US says okay for teachers to spy on your kids in their bedrooms!

http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/us-says-okay-teachers-spy-your-k...

Aug 25 10:30

72 found dead in Mexico may be migrants

The official said police believe the migrants were mostly from Central America — a population that has been increasingly targeted by drug gangs who demand money from U.S.-bound foreigners or who kidnap them to claim ransoms from relatives in the United States or their home countries.

Aug 25 10:29

Feds moving to dismiss some deportation cases

The Department of Homeland Security is systematically reviewing thousands of pending immigration cases and moving to dismiss those filed against suspected illegal immigrants who have no serious criminal records, according to several sources familiar with the efforts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Not counting that they essentially invaded this country to start with!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 25 10:27

4th Amendment Violating Mobile X-Ray Scanners Hit The Streets

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everyone start carrying huge sacks of flour and lots of plumbing pipes in their trunks! When you get stopped, tell them it's for an art project.

Aug 25 10:11

The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway - and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements.

That is the bizarre - and scary - rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants - with no need for a search warrant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess this is the correct way to salute the flag after all!

Apparently, jamming a GPS is far easier than you might imagine. Common electronics like a VHF/UHF antenna pre-amp can distort the signals.

homemade GPS jammer

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