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March 17, 2010

Mar 17 11:54

Israel did 9/11, ALL THE PROOF YOU NEED

“[The Israeli Mossad is] ruthless and cunning, with the capability to target U.S. forces and make it look like a Palestinian-Arab act.” -Report issued by the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS); September 2001

Mar 17 11:36

Lieberman: U.S. demand to end East Jerusalem building is 'unreasonable'

The demands made by the U.S. and other world powers regarding the cessation of Israel's building projects in East Jerusalem is unreasonable, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday, adding that he felt preventing Jews from buying lands anywhere in the capital is a form of discrimination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Discrimination"?!? So that's how Lieberman is characterizing the call to stop building in East Jerusalem?!?

And a warning to Secretary of State Clinton: the Israeli government hasn't just spat on the US and declared that it's raining, in this decision; Israel has just vomited on the US and declared that it's raining!

Yank any funding and military aid to Israel right the heck now: it is totally illegal under the Symington amendment anyway!

That will be a language the current Israeli leadership will understand.

Mar 17 11:28

Da Silva: Tear down W. Bank fence

After visiting the grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Ramallah on Wednesday, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the security barrier must come down.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Da Silva added that Brazil would continue to support the Palestinians so that their dream of establishing an independent, secure state will come true.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a very ballsy set of actions by Lula, and deserves respect by the international community.

Mar 17 11:25

Iran ready for nuclear fuel exchange inside country

Iran has said it is ready for a one-shot nuclear fuel exchange on its own soil, edging closer to the conditions of a plan drawn up by the UN atomic watchdog last year as major powers mulled a new round of sanctions.

Iran's atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi revealed the new offer in an interview published by hardline daily Jawan on Wednesday, signaling a major change in Tehran's longstanding position on the nuclear fuel plan first drafted last October.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This looks like a very positive step, if Washington and Tel Aviv will actually pay attention to it, but I seriously doubt they will.



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Mar 17 11:20

Left is Livid: IDF Turning Bilin, Naalin to Closed IDF Zones

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Yesh Din, groups that are sponsored by the New Israel Fund, are upset over an IDF decision to declare the villages of Bilin and Naalin closed military zones every Friday. “The IDF is trampling on freedom of expression in a place that has become a symbol of protest,” they said.

The groups' statement ignores and denies the violent nature of the weekly actions at Bilin and Naalin, which began five years ago and have, in one case, caused an IDF soldier to lose an eye.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported on 11 Feb 2010 in:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-02-11-israel-barrier_N.htm

" Opponents of Israel's contentious separation barrier in the West Bank scored a long-awaited victory Thursday when the government began rerouting the enclosure to eat up less of a Palestinian village that has become a symbol of anti-wall protests and the site of frequent clashes.

The move comes 2 1/2 years after Israel's Supreme Court ruled that the barrier must be moved to ease the hardship of Palestinians in the village of Bilin. Some Palestinians welcomed the development but stressed it fell far short of their demand to dismantle the entire enclosure.

Weekly protests near Bilin have become a symbol of the Palestinians' struggle against the barrier's encroachment on West Bank land, which they claim for their future state. Six protesters have been killed and dozens injured in clashes with Israeli forces over it."

Mar 17 11:17

NO LIMITS IN THE WAR AGAINST ISLAM

Harwin Central Mall: The very first store that you come to when you walk from the lobby of the building into the shopping area
Had this sign posted on their door. The shop is run by Muslims.
Feel free to share this with others.

Imam Ali flew one of the planes into the twin towers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In point of fact, Imam Ali is an Islamic historical figure and NOT one of the 9-11 pilots. It was purely a coincidence that the Islamic holiday fell on September 11th that year, but for the pro-war propagandists intent on tricking Christians and Muslims into killing each other off, no trick is too low.

Mar 17 11:13

Israel Is Boss

The United States may invade and occupy Iraq, undermine elected presidents in Haiti and throw its weight around in numerous ways in numerous parts of the world. Yet there is one country it does not dare to confront. Of course, the nation in question is Israel.

Israel and its allies in the United States make certain that no president, no political party, no congressional leader nor any citizen who wishes to be in any way influential, will dare to step outside the lines of proscribed behavior and discourse. The American public, either because they are aware of the pro-Israel grip on power, or because they have swallowed the propaganda whole, remain cowed and silent.

Mar 17 11:06

Pharma Backed Australian of the Year Psychiatrist Wants Millions in Government Funding for Brave New World of “Pre-Drugging” Kids

Who is Patrick McGorry and what does he promote? He’s a psychiatrist just named Australian of the Year for his work in “youth mental health reform.” What does that reform consist of? What he calls a “new form of climate change.” It sure is.

He not only promotes youths being put on antipsychotics and antidepressants, cited by international drug regulatory agencies as causing hallucinations, hostility, personality change, life-threatening diabetes, strokes, suicide and death, McGorry goes a giant step further—drug them before they’ve even developed a “psychiatric” disorder.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The goal here is increased profits by selling medicines to people who are perfectly healthy!


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Mar 17 11:04

Euro Crisis - Latvia And The PIGS

Two million people took to the streets of Athens last week in the country's second general strike this month, protesting the austerity measures proposed by their socialist government. All of Greece came to a 24-hour standstill and the airport was closed as a result of the action. The only public transport was the commuter train so that protesters could reach the demonstration.

Mar 17 11:04

Your New Facebook Friend: The IRS

One of the most interesting files is a 2009 training course that describes how IRS employees may use various Internet tools -- including social networking sites and Google Street View -- to investigate taxpayers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As the government grabs the last few pennies from your pockets, be very careful about posting pictures from your wonderful and difficult-to-explain-how-you-paid-for-it vacation

Mar 17 11:01

Huffington Post's Ventura Censorship Backfires

Did you know that Adam Lambert has a bulge in his crotch? Were you aware that the world's shortest man recently died? Are you informed enough to know that Jessica Simpson says men are "undressing her with their eyes"?

Sorry, let me rephrase all that: Do you give a shit about any of that retarded "news"? I sure as hell don't, but these were among the many absurd storys I found on the front page of a tabloid called the Huffington Post.

Mar 17 11:00

The New ‘Forgotten’ War Iraq occupation falls into media shadows

"The Western world that slaughtered Iraq and Iraqis, through 13 years of sanctions and seven years of occupation, is now turning its back on the victims. What has remained of Iraq is still being devastated by bombings, assassinations, corruption, millions of evictions and continued infrastructure destruction. Yet the world that caused all this is trying to draw a rosy picture of the situation in Iraq."


Mar 17 10:56

Letter to Rachel Corrie's family and Washington State legislators

Many of you are parents and grandparents and can fully understand and sympathize with the tragic pain of having a young daughter killed by an American bulldozer in a nation that wouldn't exist without America's support and continued benevolence.

I ask you in all that is holy and meaningful in your lives do not let Rachel's death go unanswered, do not let this young woman's death pass without justice. Her parents need your help and support as they take on one of the world's most powerful nations, politically and militarily, with unprecedented support in our Congress and media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A local church, and I am sure many others, had a Rachel Corrie Remembrance service yesterday.

What this brave young woman did, in the name of Palestinian rights, and what the IDF did, in her murder, should never be forgotten by people who truly honor the concepts of peace and justice.

Mar 17 10:49

Going Home: Returning to Iraq after 10 years

People are fed up and just want safety and stability. A lot of people would say things like "At least Saddam kept the streets clean and didn’t kill millions of our people." Hundreds of thousands have been killed to date and over a million have left to start new lives outside of Iraq. As bad as Saddam’s dictatorship was, things back then were never as bad as they are now post the US invasion. Iraq will never be the same.

Mar 17 10:46

45 Detroit schools set to close under plan

Forty-five Detroit schools or educational buildings will close in June under a $1 billion plan unveiled Wednesday by the city school district's emergency financial manager.

Mar 17 10:45

Lords pass controversial internet piracy bill

Legislation to tackle internet piracy, including bans for illegal file-sharers, has been passed by the Lords.

The Digital Economy Bill is now expected to be rushed through the Commons before the general election.

Peers had earlier rejected a bid by ministers to include wide-ranging powers over future online piracy law.

But despite criticism, the government said it was still committed to giving courts the power to block websites which are infringing copyright.

The bill, put forward by Business Secretary Lord Mandelson, has been welcomed by the music industry because it includes plans to suspend the internet accounts of people who persistently download material illegally.


Mar 17 10:44

Revealed: Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about ‘line’ it ’should not cross’

Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU.

The notification came in a letter dated January 6, 2004, addressed by Attorney General John Ashcroft, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and CIA Director George J. Tenet. The ACLU described it as a fax sent by David Addington, then-counsel to former vice president Dick Cheney.

In the message, the officials denied the bipartisan commission's request to question terrorist detainees, informing its two senior-most members that doing so would "cross" a "line" and obstruct the administration's ability to protect the nation.

Mar 17 10:44

Afghanistan violence escalates as US forces prepare Kandahar assault

More than eight years after the US-led invasion, the inability of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to maintain control over Afghanistan’s second largest city demonstrates the continuing crisis confronting the occupation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "progress" in Afghanistan, I see.

Mar 17 10:43

Was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi involved in providing wage and tax breaks to American Samoa?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San Francisco.

Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi's home district.

Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi.

Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan workforce.

Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband, owns $17 million dollars of Star-Kist stock.

In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition's.

Mar 17 10:40

U.S. Troops To Serve Under 150,000-Troop NATO Command

A top U.S. military official in Afghanistan says a major restructuring is under way to bring virtually all American forces in that country under NATO command.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, I see.


Mar 17 10:37

War Preparations: Final Destination Iran?

"They are gearing up totally for the destruction of Iran" Dan Plesch, director, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, University of London.

The preparations were being made by the US military, but it would be up to President Obama to make the final decision. He may decide that it would be better for the US to act instead of Israel, Plesch argued.

Although the story was not confirmed at the time, the new evidence suggests that it was accurate.

Contract details for the shipment to Diego Garcia were posted on an international tenders’ website by the US navy.

A shipping company based in Florida, Superior Maritime Services, will be paid $699,500 to carry many thousands of military items from Concord, California, to Diego Garcia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After being publicly humiliated by Israel with the massive housing building in East Jerusalem, why in heaven's name would President Obama believe that "... it would be better for the US to act instead of Israel..."?!?

Our economy is still stuck in the mud and mire of two immoral and illegal wars, courtesy of the Bush administration, and perpetuated by the Obama administration, despite campaign promises to the contrary.

Such a US military offensive against Iran only makes sense if there are some secret strangleholds Israel has at the top levels of our government, in perpetuity, which forces the hand of American foreign policy to do Israel's will, no matter how catastrophic those actions might be for the American people.

And such a war will have catastrophic consequences for the American people.

Mar 17 10:28

FLASHBACK - THE LIE OF THE CENTURY

There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.

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Mar 17 10:27

Can the 'Bush Lied' Deniers Handle the Truth?

Conservative apologists for the George W. Bush crew are swinging hard these days to defend their man -- and themselves -- from the charge that W. and his gang misled the nation into war. They must worry that they are going to end up on the wrong side of history. After all, a 2008 Gallup poll found that 53 percent of Americans believed that the Bush administration "deliberately misled the American public about whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction." (This was a big change from a poll taken two months after the 2003 invasion that noted that 67 percent believed Bush had played it straight.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is far more at stake here than Bush's historical legacy.

Bush did not act alone to lie the nation into war. The entire US GOVERNMENT lies the people of America into wars of conquest. When the obvious lies used to ignite a war of conquest were exposed nobody stood up to call for an end to the wars and the lies, Republican or Democrat.

Obama campaigned on a promise to end the wars, and as he perpetuates and indeed expands them, once again all members of the US Government, in lockstep, go along with the new lies about Iran.

The lies used to start a war are not an indictment of any one man or any one party. The lies used to start a war is a condemnation of the entire US Government, which rather than admit they have mis-managed this nation into total ruin prefer to start a war and hide their crimes under a sea of blood.

Mar 17 10:18

Tensions Rise As Israel Announces New Homes

Israel is being accused of deepening the crisis with the US by announcing it is set to build 426 new settler homes - in addition to the 1,600 announced last week.

The plans, for two areas of East Jerusalem, come the day after Israel's ambassador to the US described relations between the two countries as at their lowest in 35 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This act isn't just spitting on the face of the US and telling the US it's raining: it's the Israeli government vomiting on the face of the US and telling the US it's raining.


Mar 17 10:12

Everybody Knows we're beating the bastards

This time the Good Guys will win

Mar 17 10:11

Israel has nukes, but Iran is pressured: Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Iran's nuclear rights should be respected and it is only a rumor that Iran is trying to produce nuclear weapons.

Speaking before meeting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London on Tuesday, Erdogan also questioned why countries like Israel did not face calls from the international community to disarm, while Iran did.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That was a very good question, and one that needs to be asked (but isn't) by corporate media.

And the reason this question is never asked in the US has to do with the Symington Amendment.

The Symington Amendment states specifically that no US military or financial aid can go to countries which possess nuclear weapons, but which will not sign the NNPT, or have their sites inspected.

As first revealed by Mordechai Vannunu in the late 80s, and later confirmed publicly by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former US President Jimmy Carter, Israel does have nuclear weapons.

Israel refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, so their weapons sites are never inspected.

This means that every single taxpayer-funded cent of the 3 trillion dollars in aid going to Israel annually is completely, blatantly illegal, under American law.

Mar 17 10:09

HR 645 / U.S. PREPARING FOR CIVIL UNREST

In their quest for the truth ~ over 60,000 infuriated Greek citizens take to the streets in central Athens because the cash strapped government faces a financial reckoning. The Obama administration has prepared itself for eventually the same demands for the truth with HR 645 which is, in essence, militarized FEMA internment camps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Greece, Iceland, Thailand; nation after nation sees the emergence of a popular rage against corrupted government that loots the poor to give to the rich. It is inevitable that it will happen here sometime soon.

Just remember that the side that resorts to violence first will be seen as the villain in the eyes of the world. Remember how Gandhi defeated the British Empire with non-violent non-cooperation. Remember the National Strike on the 15th!

Mar 17 10:06

The next big bailout is on the way. Prepare to get reamed!

Housing is on the rocks and prices are headed lower. That's not the consensus view, but it's a reasonably safe assumption. Master illusionist Ben Bernanke managed to engineer a modest 7-month uptick in sales, but the fairydust will wear off later this month when the Fed stops purchasing mortgage-backed securities and long-term interest rates begin to creep higher. The objective of Bernanke's $1.25 trillion program, which is called quantitative easing, was to transfer the banks "unsellable" MBS onto the Fed's balance sheet. Having achieved that goal, Bernanke will now have to unload those same toxic assets onto Freddie and Fannie. (as soon as the public is no longer paying attention)



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Mar 17 10:01

Netanyahu shows little yearning for peace

Netanyahu evidently calculates that the U.S. cannot or will not distance itself from Israel despite his stubbornness about building, especially since the Palestinians have shown little interest in a genuine, enduring peace.

The Israeli activist group Peace Now says Netanyahu is "trying to make Jerusalem indivisible so that it will not be possible to reach a solution based on two states for two peoples." This is not a claim Netanyahu can plausibly deny. But can anybody really call such a policy the earnest pursuit of peace?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The statement "...Palestinians have shown little interest in a genuine, enduring peace." is an outright lie, pure and simple.

But the reality that Israel is only interested in territory, by any means necessary, has certainly been underscored by the decision to build these units.

What the US government should be doing is immediately pulling all US financial and military aid from Israel as a way of expressing it's displeasure.

Unfortunately, that will only happen when pigs fly.

Mar 17 09:59

Deutsche Bank *really* wants us to trade carbon

Kevin Parker for Deutsche Asset Management said: “We hope with this sign that it is going to foster a sense of urgency about the problem, raise public awareness, create a need for education and really spur a call for action”

Spurring action indeed. “Sign Copenhagen; Sign Cap N Trade; Give us that $2 trillion dollar market based on meaningless paper permits, and funded by consumers everywhere. Please!”

Mar 17 09:58

Government Warned 9/11 Commission ‘Not To Cross The Line’

Documents recently obtained by the ACLU show that the government warned the 9/11 Commission against getting to the bottom of the September 11 terror attacks in a letter signed by Attorney General John Ashcroft, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and CIA Director George J. Tenet.

In a letter dated January 6, 2004, the Commission was refused permission to question terrorist detainees, with inquiry leaders Hamilton and Kean being told there was “A line that the Commission should not cross,” in the course of its investigation.

Mar 17 09:57

Man screams abuse at Pope Benedict XVI

A man, apparently in his early 50s, shouted "bulls***, bulls***" while stretching an accusatory arm towards Benedict XVI, after approaching the barrier in front of the Pope's podium.

Vatican police forcibly removed the man, still shouting, from the square.

The Pope went on to announce that he would "soon" send a pastoral letter to Irish Catholics over the paedophile priest scandal that has rocked Ireland.


Mar 17 09:54

Argentina threatens to ban firms operating in the Falklands as Royal Navy sends attack submarine

Argentina upped the ante over the Falkland Islands today by threatening to ban firms operating in the British colony.

Companies were warned they face having to choose between the Falklands and Argentina under proposed new legislation.

Mar 17 09:51

Corporate Debt Coming Due May Squeeze Credit

When the Mayans envisioned the world coming to an end in 2012 — at least in the Hollywood telling — they didn’t count junk bonds among the perils that would lead to worldwide disaster.

Maybe they should have, because 2012 also is the beginning of a three-year period in which more than $700 billion in risky, high-yield corporate debt begins to come due, an extraordinary surge that some analysts fear could overload the debt markets.

Mar 17 09:49

China trims holdings of Treasury securities

The Treasury Department said Monday that China's holdings dipped by $5.8 billion to $889 billion in January compared with December. Japan, the second-largest foreign holder of U.S. government debt, also trimmed its holdings but by a much smaller $300 million, to $765.4 billion.

Net foreign purchases of long-term securities, a category that includes both government and corporate debt, totaled $19.1 billion in January, as net purchases of private corporate bonds fell by $24.8 billion, the biggest drop on record.

Mar 17 09:47

Senators back bill to pressure China on currency

American manufacturers contend that China's currency is undervalued by as much as 40 percent and is a big reason for the huge U.S. trade deficit with China, which totaled $226.8 billion, last year, the largest imbalance with any country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is not with Chinese currency, but with US laws encouraging manufacturers here in the US to outsource, leaving more Americans jobless.

The second problem is the borrowing the US government has done and is doing to fund these wars without end, leaving this government, last year, with a 1.4 trillion dollar deficit.


Mar 17 09:39

National Debt Up $2 Trillion on Obama's Watch

The latest posting from the Treasury Department shows the National Debt has increased over $2 trillion since President Obama took office.

The debt now stands at $12.6 trillion. On the day Mr. Obama took office it was $10.6 trillion.

Mar 17 09:36

Ron Paul - The Fed has no Exit Plan

Mar 17 09:36

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Mar 17 09:34

The Next Big Bailout "Any Day Now"

Housing is still on the rocks and prices are headed lower. Master illusionist Ben Bernanke has managed to engineer a modest 7-month uptick in sales, but the fairydust is set to wear off later this month when the Fed stops purchasing mortgage-backed securities (MBS). When the program ends, long-term interest rates will creep higher and sales will begin to flag. The objective of Bernanke's $1.25 trillion quantitative easing program was to transfer the banks’ toxic assets onto the Fed's balance sheet. Having achieved that goal, Bernanke will now have to find a way to unload those same assets onto the public. Freddie and Fannie, which have already been used as a government-backed off-balance-sheet dumping ground, appear to be the most likely candidates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fascism is an economic system where profits are kept private and losses are socialized onto the public.



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Mar 17 09:27

Work to cease on 'virtual fence' along U.S.-Mexico border

The Obama administration will halt new work on a "virtual fence" on the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday, diverting $50 million in planned economic stimulus funds for the project to other purposes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No one in this government really cares about securing the US's borders, because large corporations love the cheap, illegal labor.

And it is the large corporations which keep politicians in power.

Mar 17 09:26

Scott Creighton Has A Few Choice Words For Mr. Kucinich

Dennis took a plane ride with Obama and sold us out. Threw us right the f**k under the bus. He sold us out after talking to Obama and Pelosi. He sold us out because he was told that without his support other progressives would also hold out and Pelosi would have to use the “deem and pass” trick to force Obamacare on the American people. That action would harm her rep and Obama’s rep. So he flipped his vote without getting a goddamn thing in exchange.

Mar 17 09:25

PUTTING LIBERAL JEWS ‘ON THE SPOT’

The Israeli government has implemented a series of draconian measures to silence and discredit dissidents, leading intellectuals and human rights organizations.

Mar 17 09:24

Colleen Rowley: Minders Ensured She Didn't Say Anything About 9/11 the FBI Didn't WANT Told, Even to Government Officials With Top Security Clearance

FBI whistleblower Colleen Rowley says in a new interview that she was "minded" during her testimony to the Joint Intelligence Committee investigation of 9/11. Specifically, she said that "FBI minders" listened to her every word, to trail her and make sure that she didn't tell government personnel with top secret clearance even higher than her own anything which the FBI did not want to be told.

While this might sound fantastic, it is nothing new.

Rowley said the same had happened to Daniel Ellsberg went to members of Congress with the Pentagon papers.


Mar 17 09:24

CYBER WARS ~~ ‘PRINCES LEAH’ IS A FRAUD

There can be much glass strewn along the path of activists. This is why integrity counts a lot. This is why most activists take the risks of being who they are, though it would be easier to just be a shadow or a pen-name: because they know that there is no integrity in anonymity and operating under their own names will cause them some grief, but it has the power of honesty behind it. In anonymity one can say or do anything. One can even change their identity when they want to, when the “game gets boring” or make a series of identities to “spice things up” or when they need to attempt a new tactic or especially engage in unethical behaviour.

Mar 17 09:22

Revealed: Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about ‘line’ it ’should not cross’

Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU.

In the message, the officials denied the bipartisan commission's request to question terrorist detainees, informing its two senior-most members that doing so would "cross" a "line" and obstruct the administration's ability to protect the nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) surprise.

Mar 17 09:22

‘DAY OF RAGE’ IN JERUSALEM

Yesterday, demonstrations were held throughout Jerusalem by Palestinians and progressive Israelis. They were protesting the growth of illegal settlements and evictions throughout the occupied eastern part of the city.

One of the demonstrations was held on the campus of the Hebrew University. About 80 Palestinian students assembled peacefully outside one of the main entrances. They were jeered by no more than 10 Israeli students who chanted “Go back to Gaza”, among other chants that I dare not put in writing without putting an ‘adult content’ tag on this post.

It was an ugly situation to say the least.

Mar 17 09:21

RACHEL CORRIE HONOURED IN PALESTINE

Ramallah to name street after U.S. activist Rachel Corrie


Mar 17 09:18

Netanyahu shows little yearning for peace

There seems little chance that everyone will soon "calm down," as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put it, about his confirmation that Israel will go ahead with 1,600 housing units in East Jerusalem.

Defending the plan, Netanyahu reminds the world that since 1967, Israeli leaders have considered all of Jerusalem ("complete and united," as a 1980 law says) to be the capital of Israel. Construction projects serve to convert political assertion to demographic reality.

What's different in this case, however, is that U.S. President Barack Obama's administration was by some accounts losing patience with Netanyahu over the issue even before last week's shocking embarrassment of Vice-President Joe Biden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Netanyahu reminds the world that since 1967, Israeli leaders have considered all of Jerusalem ("complete and united," as a 1980 law says) to be the capital of Israel. "

Nazi leaders considered all non-Germans to be inferior, and had laws that backed that up. Such laws did not make the Germans right in their delusions, of course.

The United Nations has passed numerous resolutions declaring Jerusalem a shared international city which Israel continues to ignore.

This is not a misunderstanding; Israel knows it is stealing land that belongs to other people or they would not call themselves "settlers!"

Mar 17 09:14

Néjàd Vu, All Over Again: The Media, ‘Pretext’, Context, & 9/11

Despite a nearly endless barrage of reporting on Iran’s nuclear energy program, the US government’s push for a new round of sanctions [2], and on-going efforts to foment regime change [3] in the Islamic Republic, all had been relatively quiet on the Ahmadinejad front in the Western press for some time.

Until now.

The mainstream media’s favorite scapegoat, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, resurfaced on Saturday amidst reports [4] that he called the attacks of September 11, 2001 “a big lie.” According to the immediate and rabid response of virtually every Western news network around, this was simply the latest insane claim of the same raving madman who has previously [5] threatened to wipe a foreign state off the map and denied the Holocaust.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone thinking that Ahmadinejad's comment about 9-11 is going to anger ordinary Americans is not paying attention to the recent non-corporate-spun polling which shows the overwhelming majority of Americans refusing to believe the official US GOver4nment story.

Mar 17 09:06

CLIMATE PROPAGANDA: It's still real and it's still a problem

Climate-related controversies and the outcome of the Copenhagen summit widely regarded as a failure have left a sense of hopelessness in climate policy, says Lord Chris Smith. In this week's Green Room, he stresses the soundness of the fundamental climate science and the need to continue pushing for meaningful climate deals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am getting a feeling of "Déjà Moo"; the feeling I have heard this bull before!

Mar 17 09:04

Give Peace a Chance

Are American officials afraid of peace? The supposed peace candidate in 2008, Barack Obama has expanded the war in Afghanistan and refuses to rule out an attack on Iran. President Obama’s opponent, John McCain, sang a cheery tune about bombing the latter country.

Worst of all, President George W. Bush and his top aides apparently considered attacking Russia, a one-time Cold War foe and nuclear-armed power, on behalf of the country of Georgia.

In short, the Bush administration seriously considered starting World War III.


Mar 17 09:03

The Poodle Gets Kicked

Actually, Joe set himself up. From the moment he set foot on Israeli soil, our vice president was in full pander mode.

First, he headed to Yad Vashem memorial, where he put on a yarmulke and declared Israel “a central bolt in our existence.”

“For world Jewry,” Joe went on, presumably including 5 million Americans, “Israel is the heart. … Israel is the light. … Israel is the hope.”

Meeting Shimon Peres the next day, Joe confessed that when he first visited at age 29, “Israel captured my heart.”

In Peres’ guestbook, he wrote, “The bond between our two nations has been and remains unshakable.”

He then told Peres and the world, “There is absolutely no space between the United States and Israel when it comes to Israel’s security.”

Mar 17 09:02

Bloggers battle corruption in Russia

Russians typically shrug their shoulders at the lavish lifestyles of government officials, assuming nothing can be done about bureaucrats who take bribes and pocket state funds.

But when Russia's interior ministry announced plans to buy a golden bed, it raised an outcry -- and revealed the potential of the Internet for stirring up outrage against entrenched corruption.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Americans shrug their shoulders at the lavish lifestyles of government officials, assuming nothing can be done about bureaucrats who take bribes and pocket state funds.

... for the moment.

Mar 17 09:01

Michael Moore | The Green They Steal, the Greed They Wear ... a St. Patrick's Day Lament

Within days, the House of Representatives will vote to pass the Senate health care "reform" bill. This bill is a joke. It has NOTHING to do with "health care reform." It has EVERYTHING to do with lining the pockets of the health insurance industry. It forces, by law, every American who isn't old or destitute to buy health insurance if their boss doesn't provide it. What company wouldn't love the government forcing the public to buy that company's product?! Imagine a bill that ordered every citizen to buy the extended warranty on all their appliances? Imagine a law that made it illegal not to own an iPhone? Or how 'bout I get a law passed that makes it compulsory for every American to go see my next movie? Woo-hoo! Who wouldn't love a sweet set-up like this windfall?

Mar 17 08:55

Thimerosal : Beware of The Allergy Symptoms

Thimerosal is a light-colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) that is primarily used as a surgical antiseptic. It is a mercury based compound which can also be found in your personal care products, make up,
and childhood vaccines.


Mar 17 08:54

Full El Al flight took off on 9/11 from JFK to Tel Aviv

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

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

Mar 17 08:53

Hundreds Of Americans File Complaints Over Naked Body Scanners

Despite establishment media spin that naked body scanners are being meekly accepted by a compliant public, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that there have been more than 600 formal complaints about the devices in the last year.

Furthermore, the documents reveal anger at TSA officials for refusing to offer passengers a pat-down alternative, as well as forcing children to go through machines which provide crisp images of genitalia, a particularly outrageous scenario in light of last week’s story concerning a TSA worker who was charged with multiple child sex crimes having raped an underage girl.

Mar 17 08:52

CIA: What Really Happened in the quiet French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit

Shortly after the incident, in September 1951, scientists writing in the highly respected British Medical Journal declared that “the outbreak of poisoning” was produced by ergot mold. This explanation, however, was based almost solely upon the findings of biochemists dispatched to the scene from the nearby Sandoz Chemical Company in Basle, Switzerland. Included in the contingent from Sandoz was Dr. Albert Hofmann, the man who had first synthesized LSD on November 16, 1938. At the time of the Sandoz group’s visit to Pont St. Esprit only a handful of scientists worldwide, estimated to be no more than eight-to-ten, knew of the existence of the man-made drug LSD.

Mar 17 08:50

French guillotine exhibition opens 33 years after the last head fell

Beneath the grey veil used to cloak her awful secrets from the public gaze, "the widow" stands 14ft tall and the blade hangs menacingly over a hole designed for a neck. "One can have a certain indifference on the death penalty," read Victor Hugo's famous words nearby, "as long as one has not seen a guillotine with one's own eyes."

When France put an end to capital punishment in 1981, it also bid a not-so-fond farewell to the instrument of death that had taken the lives of thousands. But today, at the request of the crusading abolitionist who consigned it to history, one of the last guillotines in France was put on display for all the world to see.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Perfect timing!



Owl 2
Mar 17 08:24

Would US Troops Fire On Americans?

The question often has been asked, especially during these last few years, if American military troops would indeed fire upon American citizens if so ordered by Washington. The answer? Have no doubt America, because it's already happened.

Mar 17 08:23

Chinese Fluoride In Mass. Water Raises Concern

Fluoride is added to the water most of us drink because the government believes it's a safe and inexpensive way to prevent tooth decay.

However, Team 5 Investigates found the Amesbury Water Department pulled fluoride from its system amid concerns about its supply from China.

Department of Public Works Director Rob Desmarais said after he mixes the white powder with water, 40 percent of it will not dissolve.

"I don't know what it is," Desmarais said. "It's not soluble, and it doesn't appear to be sodium fluoride. So we are not quite sure what it is."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Flouride in drinking water does not reduce tooth decay.

Flouride in the drinking water does have serious neurological effects over time.

In Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" the workers were intentionally medicated to keep them mentally inferior and thus easier to keep enslaved.

Just something to think about while guzzling that glass of flouridated water.

Mar 17 08:15

Goldman's Worries

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has told people that he and his firm are so hated that he has gotten as much as 75 to 100 pieces of hate mail in a single day.

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Remember, they only hate you for your freedoms! :)

Mar 17 07:56

Standing Your Ground Against Police

Pete’s decisions to go to his girlfriends aid, film the police, open carry a firearm, refuse to produce ID and to walk away from the police, without satisfying their request, were all perfectly legal acts.


Mar 17 07:44

Schiff Destroys Krugman

Mar 17 07:24

Israeli Apartheid and The Nakba -a new brilliant work by Anthony Lawson

Extract: There can be absolutely no doubt that Israel has created an inhuman, illegal and utterly disgraceful Apartheid state, and the international community will never be able to excuse itself if it takes no action against this blatant, ongoing and in-plain-sight crime against humanity.

Please join the millions of decent people around the world who are crying out against Israel's ongoing persecution of the Palestinians. Send the link to this video to your elected representative and make sure he or she does something about it. You have to ask yourself: If I keep quiet , will it ever end?

Mar 17 06:43

100 Reasons Why 9/11 Was An Inside Job

Mar 17 06:42

A *Very Serious* Warning To Nancy Pelosi

Karl Denninger's message to Nancy Pelosi!!!!

I know you're not going to listen to me.

I'm going to say it anyway, because as a concerned citizen of The United States of America, I must.

You are making a grave, perhaps nation-ending mistake.

Attempting to "deem" the Health Care bill passed when it has not actually been voted on is not Constitutional. Article 1, Section 7:

All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.



Pixfuture
Mar 17 06:20

What’s Constitutional Money Anyway?

Only silver and gold coins are constitutional Money, and Money in the Constitution means only silver and gold coins. Neither the states nor federal governments may issue paper money, a.k.a. bills of credit. The dollar is the Money-Unit or unit of account, and it’s a silver coin with 371.25 grains of fine silver. The federal government, but not the states, may coin Money, with the mint being open to the public, i.e., anyone can get bullion minted into coins; and vice versa, anyone can melt coins down for commercial use. The federal government may borrow Money (again coins) on its credit but may not obtain forced loans. Legal tender can only be silver and gold coins.

Mar 17 06:10

Why Are Wall St. CEO'S and FED Not in Jail

There used to be a saying in the Old West... "Hanging is too good for you."

That's how I feel about the Wall Street CEOs and their collaborators in the Fed who helped themselves to 100s of billions of dollars while simultaneously looting the Treasury for trillions and wrecking the economy.

Yet for now, at least, they go their merry way.


Mar 17 06:09

The 911 Cat is out of the bag

The lid is blowing off a story broadcast by American TV on September 11, 2001. The question now is whether or not owners and managers of America's mainline media will be able to continue burying facts, questions, controversy, speculations, and conclusions contradicting that day's professionally crafted narrative. When will the American people be given access to documented facts unearthed over the years since that tragic and exceptional day?

Mar 17 06:08

Final Destination Iran

Hundreds of powerful US “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California to the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in preparation for a possible attack on Iran.

The Sunday Herald can reveal that the US government signed a contract in January to transport 10 ammunition containers to the island. According to a cargo manifest from the US navy, this included 387 “Blu” bombs used for blasting hardened or underground structures.

Mar 17 04:59

Tampa Bay ranks among poorest performing economies

No matter how you slice it, the Tampa Bay area is having a tougher time slogging through the Greatest Depression than most of the country...

March 16, 2010

Mar 16 22:03

BARACK IN THE CROSSHAIRS: IS THE MILITARY THREATENING TO KILL OBAMA?

In our political system, it is virtually a given that all politicians are corrupt. The politician wants to get elected; so he takes money from thieves; the best do small things to help the people; but they all do what they think they have to to keep the money flowing in. But people are people. They occasionally get carried away by an idea, or by the moment, and they get inspired to think that real virtue is possible, even for them. And for such people, at such times, there are other forms of coercion. Blackmail, for example. Further, all politicians know, and the media too, that to admit certain truths means, at least, political death. And on occasion, there is the real murder of an individual who thinks he can, and does, serve the interests of the people.



Owl 3
Mar 16 21:08

Treason in America Conference: stating the painfully obvious to save America

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

If evidence of treason by American political “leadership” was obvious, do you have the integrity and courage to follow your heart and mind’s most virtuous expression of what you should do about it as an American citizen?

Mar 16 20:52

From CNN's lower third: 'Jewish lobby runs America'

"CNN's practice of running viewers' Twitter feeds at the bottom of its screen put some jarringly raw anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment on cable during an interview with Wolf Blitzer, a reader pointed out to me today, and the segment above illustrates."
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Pretty sweet that it's my tweet that first shows when they cut to the slow motion freeze frame.

Mar 16 19:10

Abu Zubaydah’s Torture Diary

To coincide with the publication of my article, "What Torture Is, and Why It’s Illegal and Not 'Poor Judgment,’" in which I revisited the scandalous whitewash of the Justice Department report into the conduct of John Yoo and Jay Bybee (the lawyers who sought to redefine torture in the notorious "torture memos" of August 2002), I reproduce below a transcript of the statements made by the "high-value detainee" Abu Zubaydah during interviews with representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, following his transfer to Guantánamo from secret CIA prisons in September 2006.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the US institutionalized torture, it:

1. Walked away from any human rights treaty to which it was ever a signatory.

2. Fell off a moral cliff, and can never be respected by the international community as a champion of human rights and human decency, because we observe those values in the breach, not the observance.

3. Made it just fine and dandy for any hostile foreign nation to do precisely the same to US military and civilian personnel.

Do chew on that 3rd bit, particularly if you have anyone you care about serving in the US military at this time.

Mar 16 19:04

Flyer calls on non-Jews to 'leave the land'

Right-wing ultra-orthodox Jews handed out Arabic fliers calling on "non-Jews to leave the land of Israel," in the streets of Jerusalem on Sunday, witnesses reported.

The fliers, quoting Torah and Qur'an, used scripture to urge Palestinians living in the city to leave.

"The Old Testament says the land of Israel is small and belongs to Jews only. Others are not allowed to stay permanently," the flier read.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.



Taboola
Mar 16 19:00

Lords pass controversial internet piracy bill

Legislation to tackle internet piracy, including bans for illegal file-sharers, has been passed by the Lords.

The Digital Economy Bill is now expected to be rushed through the Commons before the general election.

Mar 16 18:54

Top Ratings Agency Warns Austerity Riots Could Hit America

Soaring debt costs will undoubtedly force governments to continue to devalue their currencies in a desperate attempt to reduce the burden.

This will inevitably result in runaway inflation that will devastate the value of major currencies and eviscerate savings and pensions. The cost of living will accelerate and taxes will be raised as the people continue to foot the bill for a wealth transfer amounting to trillions that has been plundered by the offshore banking elite.

The only way to protect yourself against this approaching financial tsunami is by swapping crumbling paper money for gold bullion, which has proven to be a safe store of wealth for thousands of years.

Mar 16 18:49

'U.S. administration is ignoring a host of Palestinian provocations'

Republican Whip Cantor (R-VA) called the U.S. reaction to the Israeli announcement "irresponsible."

"In an effort to ingratiate our country with the Arab world, this administration has shown a troubling eagerness to undercut our allies and friends," Cantor said. "Israel has always been committed to the peace process, including advocating for direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians, in effort to bring this conflict to an end. Unfortunately, the Palestinian government continues to insist on indirect talks and slowing down the process."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Republican Whip Cantor: the Bovine Excrement Meter just sucked all its valves and imploded upon encountering that last paragraph.

Does Cantor believe, for one millisecond, that the thinking people reading this statement are collectively cursed with adult ADD?!?!?

Mar 16 18:44

Vitamin D better than vaccines at preventing flu, report claims

The risk of children suffering from flu can be halved if they take vitamin D, doctors in Japan have found. The finding has implications for flu epidemics since vitamin D, which is naturally produced by the human body when exposed to direct sunlight, has no significant side effects, costs little and can be several times more effective than anti-viral drugs or vaccine.

Only one in ten children, aged six to 15 years, taking the sunshine vitamin in a clinical trial came down with flu compared with one in five given a dummy tablet. Mitsuyoshi Urashima, the Japanese doctor who led the trial, told The Times that vitamin D was more effective than vaccines in preventing flu.

Mar 16 18:43

Miliband says Security Council on same page on Iran

Foreign Secretary David Miliband said on a visit to China Monday that the veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council were on the same page on how to tackle Iran.

Miliband's comments came ahead of talks in Beijing with Chinese leaders which he said would focus on efforts to resolve the international standoff over Tehran's disputed nuclear drive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IS THIS MAN BARKING MAD?!?!?

China has just moved up to Iran's #1 trading partner, particularly in the area of energy development.

Miliband, just as have American and Israeli delegations before him, will get one big, fat, hairy "What part of NO do you not understand" from the Chinese government, while they urge more talks and more restraint.

Mar 16 18:41

EU money spent on skiing trips and 'TV propaganda'

The European Parliament has come under fire for spending millions of pounds of taxpayers' money on a "propaganda" television service, ski trips and language lessons for staff.

Mar 16 18:38

China takes over from West as Iran's main economic partner

China has emerged as Iran's top economic partner, investing heavily in the energy sector and filling the gaps left by Western firms forced out by international sanctions.

In 2009, China became Iran's premier trade partner, with bilateral trade worth 21.2 billion dollars against 14.4 billion dollars three years earlier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UN sanctions against Iran, particularly with this spectacular increase in trade between China and Iran?

In the immortal word(s) of Tony Soprano,

"Fuggetaboutit!"

There is one aspect of this relationship to which the US, Israel, NATO, the EU, etc., need to pay close attention.

If there is some kind of attack on Iran, will China (and Russia, for that matter) feel sufficiently threatened, particularly in regard to energy development in Iran, that they would join the fray on the side of Iran?!?

Mar 16 18:25

Inside the Lawfare Project: Netanyahu’s Attack on Human Rights NGO’s Hits the States

“Why didn’t you invite any speakers with an alternative perspective?” Franke asked Schizer.

His reply was curt. “We invited one or two but they couldn’t make it,” Schizer claimed before hurrying away.

Schizer was understandably nervous about his exposure. After all, he had just presided over a day-long conference during which Israeli human rights workers were labeled as traitors while Judge Richard Goldstone and human rights groups were compared to “anti-Semitic street gangs.” After several speakers had harshly condemned legal efforts against the construction of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Schizer appeared beside them to lend his credibility to their views.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Dean David Schizer and the people who supported this event thought for one moment that this was going to change the opinion of thinking people around the world who have actually read the "Goldstone Report", he- and they - are seriously deluded.

These elements supporting the arch-right wing Netanyahu government can bully, excoriate, and attempt to levy every legal maneuver they can throw at Israeli and other NGO human rights groups.

But at the end of the day, with a 24 hour news cycle, the net, cell cameras, etc., they cannot keep the truth from coming out about what is really going on in Palestine, East Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank.

And what is going on in these places is a slow, but inexorable genocide, against the Palestinian people.

The world is watching, Dean Schizer; and there is absolutely no rational rhetoric possible to defend what continues to be done to the Palestinian people by Israel.

Mar 16 18:11

Supporting the War Instead of the Troops

Most congressional action regarding Afghanistan has concerned continued funding for the conflict. Thus, members of Congress have cloaked their support for an increasingly unpopular war in terms of financial support of the troops. But last week’s resolution had nothing to do with funding or defunding the war, but rather dealt directly with the wisdom of an open-ended commitment of U.S. troops (and hundreds of billions of tax dollars) in Afghanistan. Members opposing the resolution had to make their case for the ongoing loss of American lives as well as the huge expenditures required for an intractable conflict.

In my opinion, this was an impossible case to make.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This war is unwinnable, period, end of discussion.

The only people actually "winning" are the drug dealers, and those large corporations providing contract mercenaries, contractors, and supplies for the troops.

Mar 16 18:05

US-Israeli Tensions Escalating Quickly

The neoconservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal accused President Barack Obama of having deliberately "chosen this occasion to spark a full-blown diplomatic crisis with its most reliable Middle Eastern ally." It also warned that Israel will be more likely to attack Iran unilaterally if it "senses that the administration is looking for any pretext to blow up relations."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu just might use this episode to "justify" an attack against Iran, declaring that the US is "too weak" to neutralize Israel's most existential threat in the region.

However, if he does this, he may well taking his country to war against Iran without the benefit of US military and/or intelligence assistance.

The fastest way to stop a dog from chasing cars is to let him catch one.

And a note to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: Russia has very strongly hinted that if there is a military confrontation against Iran, Russia will come in militarily on the side of Iran.

And Prime Minister, as does Israel, Russia has nukes.

Mar 16 17:08

US-Israeli Tensions Escalating Quickly

The neoconservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal accused President Barack Obama of having deliberately "chosen this occasion to spark a full-blown diplomatic crisis with its most reliable Middle Eastern ally." It also warned that Israel will be more likely to attack Iran unilaterally if it "senses that the administration is looking for any pretext to blow up relations."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu just might use this episode to "justify" an attack against Iran, declaring that the US is "too weak" to neutralize Israel's most existential threat in the region.

However, if he does this, he may well taking his country to war against Iran without the benefit of US military and/or intelligence assistance.

The fastest way to stop a dog from chasing cars is to let him catch one.

And a note to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: Russia has very strongly hinted that if there is a military confrontation against Iran, Russia will come in militarily on the side of Iran.

And Prime Minister, as does Israel, Russia has nukes.

Mar 16 17:08

US-Israeli Tensions Escalating Quickly

The neoconservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal accused President Barack Obama of having deliberately "chosen this occasion to spark a full-blown diplomatic crisis with its most reliable Middle Eastern ally." It also warned that Israel will be more likely to attack Iran unilaterally if it "senses that the administration is looking for any pretext to blow up relations."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu just might use this episode to "justify" an attack against Iran, declaring that the US is "too weak" to neutralize Israel's most existential threat in the region.

However, if he does this, he may well taking his country to war against Iran without the benefit of US military and/or intelligence assistance.

The fastest way to stop a dog from chasing cars is to let him catch one.

And a note to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: Russia has very strongly hinted that if there is a military confrontation against Iran, Russia will come in militarily on the side of Iran.

And Prime Minister, as does Israel, Russia has nukes.

Mar 16 16:57

Protecting agencies from oversight, Obama threatens to veto intelligence funding

The White House is threatening to veto a key intelligence funding bill over what it considers to be a dangerous amount of oversight on covert agencies, according to published reports.

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"Oversight?!?!? We don't need no steeenking oversight!"

-Official white horse souse.

Mar 16 16:54

Hillary Clinton affirms US support for Israel after row

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dismissed the idea that US-Israeli relations are in crisis amid a row over Jewish settlers in Arab East Jerusalem.

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(SLAP!) "Thank you master may I have another?" (SLAP!) "Thank you master may I have another?" (SLAP!) "Thank you master may I have another?" (SLAP!) "Thank you master may I have another?"

Mar 16 16:51

Rightists prepare banner denouncing Obama as 'PLO agent'

A group of far-right activists on Tuesday announced their plan to hang hundreds of posters across the country depicting U.S. President Barack Obama under the headline "agent of the PLO." The banner is already on display in the office of National Union MK Michael Ben Ari.

"The poster is within the limits of the country's freedom of speech act," said Ben Ari's aide, Itamar Ben Gvir.

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Mar 16 16:49

Clashes Erupt In Jerusalem As Hamas Declares 'Day Of Rage'

Violent clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians have broken out in Jerusalem, after Hamas announced a "day of rage."

Hamas was angered by the reopening of a synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City, fueling Palestinian fears that the restoration of the Hurva synagogue would endanger a nearby mosque. Hamas rival Fatah urged Muslims to rush to the al-Aqsa mosque, the most sensitive of Muslim sites in the divided city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Hamas: this is precisely the response the Israeli government and IDF want to elicit.

Please, pull a "Gandhi" here, because anything other than that will get heads smashed, and absolutely nothing substantive accomplished toward the establishment of a viable Palestinian state.

Mar 16 16:46

McGauran attacks CSIRO on climate change

Meanwhile, Michael Borgas, from the CSIRO Staff Association, has rejected claims his organisation has been compromised.

"We all operate as independent scientists with high integrity," he said.

Mar 16 16:45

HUMILATING AMERICA

After the astounding humiliation of Vice President Joseph Biden by Israel’s rightwing government, that nation’s premier newspaper, “Ha’aretz,” cited an old Hebrew saying, `Biden had to wipe spit off his face and say it was only rain.’

Before arriving in Israel, Biden had repeated President Obama’s demand that Israel cease building new housing in East Jerusalem, which violates international law and decades of UN resolutions. Washington and the EU have repeatedly asked Israel to cease most building activity in the occupied West Bank.

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