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December 29, 2009

Dec 29 07:11

Changing the Narrative for War

In spite of the calamities of the past eight years, there continues to be no shortage of neoconservatives in one's face in the media, advising their fellow Americans that wars can be won quickly and decisively and that using military force to change how other nations behave is sound policy. The Washington Post features Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, all three Kagans, John Bolton, and Eliot Cohen on a regular basis. The Wall Street Journal editorial page is the epicenter for those who favor muscular interventionism. The New York Times, America's most influential newspaper, is somewhat more circumspect, featuring neocons-lite David Brooks and Thomas Friedman regularly, but also including the more measured foreign policy analysis of Frank Rich and Roger Cohen.

Dec 29 07:10

Ron Paul Says Agenda Behind Bombing Incident Is More War, More Attacks On Liberty

Congressman Ron Paul fears that the agenda behind the Flight 253 bombing incident is to expand the war on terror into Yemen while stripping Americans of more liberties, warning that it’s time people woke up and realized that the government cannot guarantee their safety.

Dec 29 07:08

Sorry, Secretary Napolitano, But the System Didn't Work

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano should make up her mind: did the system work or not? Following the failed terror attack aboard a Northwest Airlines Detroit-bound flight on Christmas day, Napolitano has changed her tune from: "Once the incident occurred, the system worked," to "Our system did not work in this instance." The real question is whether she actually believes the former declaration or the latter, and whether she's playing politics here. Either way, her behavior following Thursday's incident is disturbing.

Dec 29 07:06

Biased reporting on Climategate

To judge by recent coverage from Associated Press, the Fourth Estate watchdog has acted like a third-rate pocket pet. Case in point is an 1,800-word AP missive that appeared in hundreds of publications, many carrying it on the front page of their Sunday, Dec. 13 issue with the headline, "Science not faked, but not pretty." AP gave three scientists copies of the controversial e-mails and then asked them about their conclusions. The wire service portrayed the trio of scientists as dismissing or minimizing allegations of scientific fraud when, in fact, the scientists believe no such thing.

Dec 29 07:05

Obama's 60-Vote Health Care Majority is Result of Fraud, Manipulation, Bribery

Without sixty votes in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) would not be able to invoke cloture, or cut off debate. Anything short of sixty would allow a filibuster and doom Obama’s health care plan. The present 60-vote majority is artificial, the result of undemocratic means. Consider how three of these votes came to be:

Dec 29 07:03

Convicted of corruption, 12 still await sentencing

It has been more than four years since Jacob Kiferbaum pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme involving a hospital that needed state approval for a construction project

Dec 29 07:03

Time to Revisit Falsified Science of CO2

Climategate is the greatest orchestrated fraud in scientific history, but claims about CO2 are the greatest fallacy. Climategate lets those who’ve known what was happening to avoid being ignored as conspiracy theorists.

Dec 29 06:53

Anger over broadened police powers to search people

A GEELONG lawyer has slammed new laws that allow police to search people in designated public areas as an "outrageous breach of human rights".

The laws, which came into effect on Wednesday, give police sweeping powers to search people at random, including strip searches.

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Dec 29 06:51


Dec 29 06:47

Mumbai suspect is US double agent, India claims

An American man charged with plotting the attacks on Mumbai was a double agent for both the United States and al-Qaeda terror group Lashkar e Taiba, Indian officials have claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Close. Actually Al Qaeda is a made-up threat run by CIA and Mossad.

Dec 29 06:45

Man Videotaped Underwear Bomber On Flight 253

The alleged videotaping of the underwear bomber and his fudged attack is another oddity that the corporate media should zoom in on. Unfortunately, we no longer have a functioning investigative media in this country.

Instead we will hear endless pabulum about a resurgent al-Qaeda and murderous idiocy from neocons like Joe Lieberman who are screaming for another small and defenseless country to be bombed and more innocents slaughtered as the U.S. chases a phantom terror group created by the CIA.

Dec 29 06:42

Obama Approves $30 Billion Military Aid To Israel Over Next Decade

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, it isn't like he's spending his OWN money!

Dec 29 06:32

US calling friends, allies on Iran sanctions

A top national security official says the United States is reaching out to international partners in an effort to build support for a new round of sanctions against Iran's regime.

Dec 29 06:31

Israeli police arrest nuclear whistleblower Vanunu

Nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu was ordered to be put under house arrest Tuesday after being charged with violating a condition of his 2004 release from an Israeli prison.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Vanunu met with "a number of foreigners," something he was ordered not to do for fear he might divulge classified information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like the fact that Israel actually HAS nuclear weapons.

Dec 29 06:31

US spies: Israel or UK forged nukes report on Iran

US intelligence sources have confirmed Iran's assertions that a document published by a British daily about Tehran's nuclear program is a fabrication.

According to a former CIA official, US intelligence agents have found that the document, which was published by the Times of London on December 14, was fabricated by Israel or Britain, the Inter Press Service (IPS) reported on Monday.

Dec 29 06:30

Israel's offensive, blockade strangling Gaza, its people

One year after Operation Cast Lead, Israel's military offensive against Gaza that began on Dec. 27, 2008, residents there are still struggling to recover from the worst attack against Palestinians since the Six Day War in 1967.

A blockade of Gaza's borders implemented by Israel, now well into its third year and made worse after Operation Cast Lead, has crippled the economy and has prevented the Palestinians of Gaza from rebuilding their lives after last winter's war, which killed 1,409 people - including 355 children - and destroyed hospitals, water treatment plants, factories, schools and mosques.

Israel's blockade is slowly strangling Gaza, a tiny strip of land roughly two-thirds the size of Chicago that is bordered by Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.

Dec 29 06:25

Ex-TSA chief: security system did work

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, really, it did. Honest!"

Dec 29 06:24

Israel Rules

On Christmas eve when Christians were celebrating the Prince of Peace, the New York Times delivered forth a call for war. “There’s only one way to stop Iran,” declared Alan J. Kuperman, and that is “military air strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities.” [There’s Only One Way to Stop Iran, December 23, 2009 ]

Kuperman is described as the “director of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Program at the University of Texas at Austin,” but his Christmas eve call to war relies on disinformation and contradiction, not on objective scholarly analysis.

Dec 29 06:12


Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to the first reports, the fire from this "device" went half way up the wall of the aircraft cabin.

How much scorching and burning and melting of the materials do you see here?

Dec 29 04:29

Dennis Hastert: A Portrait of a Political System Termite

Prior to his two-decade long career as a congressman, Hastert was a high school teacher in Chicago with a modest family income. Yet, somehow, he managed to become a multi-millionaire while in Congress: his financial net worth went from less than $270,000 in 1986 to an estimated $4 million to $17 million. No, this was not due to a rich wife or a sudden inheritance, nor was it due to winning a lottery. This fortune came about solely as a result of his activities as a Political System Termite. We will have more on this further down the article.

This PST, while hard at work with his comrade termites eroding and rotting the legislative foundation, while filling up his personal pockets with hard-earned taxpayers money and building a fortune, was involved in almost every major scandal involving the Capitol Hill PST Colony during the last decade: From the Jack Abramoff Scandal to the Mark Foley Disaster, from being pocketed by foreign government(s) to making millions in congressionally earmarked land deals.

Dec 29 02:49

Giraldi: US Intel Found Iran Nuke Document Was Forged

U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a "neutron initiator" for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.

Philip Giraldi, who was a CIA counterterrorism official from 1976 to 1992, told IPS that intelligence sources say that the United States had nothing to do with forging the document, and that Israel is the primary suspect. The sources do not rule out a British role in the fabrication, however.

Dec 29 01:14

America First Hero Traficant Seeks Return To Congress

Former Congressman James Traficant who was released from Prison several months ago and has a growing nationwide following, has recently stated that he is interested in returning to Congress. While Traficant served as a democrat he is a true independent and has challenged his own party's agenda in congress.

December 28, 2009

Dec 28 23:04

Ben Stein calls Ron Paul Antisemitic on Larry King

Dec 28 22:34

Nigeria resumes massacres

LAGOS — Nigerian police have been accused of indiscriminate arrest and harassment against Muslims across the country since clashes with the militant Boko Haram group killed at least 600 people…

In July, Boko Haram, a militant group opposed to anything modeled after the West, went on rampage in three north-western states attacking police stations and other facilities.

A massive security operation resulted in the killing of hundreds of militants including their leader Mohammed Yusuf and alleged financiers.

There have since been reports of constant police harassment of Muslims on the streets across the country.

“What qualified me for this wicked charge is my beard and attire,” fumed Saleh, 29, who met a number of other Muslims at the police station, arrested on the same charge.

Dec 28 21:50

Video: Chuck (Gun Grabber) Schumer: "One of the most important things I do - guarding Israel"

Anyone trying to convince us that they have the power to take away our rights, as spelled out in the Bill of Rights - is my enemy. Schumer fits the description.

Dec 28 20:09

Why we must nationalize the Federal Reserve

Our money system is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been "privatized," or taken over by a private money cartel. Except for coins, all of our money is now created as loans advanced by private banking institutions -- including the privately held Federal Reserve. Banks create the principal but not the interest to service their loans. To obtain the interest, new loans must continually be taken out, expanding the money supply, inflating prices -- and robbing you of the value of your money.

The Fed is a private bank owned by other banks...

...The key problem here is that government officials and Federal Reserve officials alike believe that the only way the nation can have a functioning credit system is to maintain business as usual on Wall Street. But this is not true. A public banking system headed by a truly federal central bank could provide all the credit we need.

Dec 28 18:58

Ponzi Scheme Collapses Up Nearly 400% In 2009

As the depression intensified this year the country saw the number of Ponzi scheme collapses increase nearly 400% over 2008’s numbers...

Dec 28 18:50

Ron Paul Warns Of Secret Plans To Create International Central Bank

Ron Paul Warns Of Secret Plans To Create International Central Bank

November 28, 2008

Says plans will remain under wraps until government and banking elite see fit

Steve Watson
[1] Infowars.net
Friday, Nov 28, 2008

Texas Congressman Ron Paul has warned that international forces are planning the creation of a global central bank that will see a new fiat monetary system come to dominate the world economy.

The 2008 presidential candidate also warned that Barack Obama’s administration will only represent a change in faces and not in policies.

Dec 28 18:43

Obama Seeks to Assure U.S.; Qaeda Group Stakes Claim

The president spoke after the branch of Al Qaeda in Yemen and Saudi Arabia claimed responsibility for the attempted attack and said it was in retaliation for recent American-backed attacks on its members in Yemen, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks militant Islamist Web sites.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

SITE Intelligence Group is run by a "former" member of the Israeli Defense Forces, Rita Katz, and has a long track record of putting out propaganda favorable to Israel's agenda.

Dec 28 18:42

Taking Down The FED With RICO

The Federal Reserve Bank has been rightly condemned for transferring wealth from those who work to those who quite literally have a license tp print our money. The FED has been blamed for the Great Depression of 1929-1939 and for our current economic crisis. But those actions though despicable are not actionable under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) which was part of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970.

Dec 28 18:39

Notable Quotes about FED and Media

Notable Quotes about FED and Media

John Swinton New York journalist at a banquet (1880’s): "What folly is this, toasting an independent press? There is no such thing, at this date of the World 's history,in America , as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print.

Dec 28 18:35

Why Did WTC Collapse?

Why Did WTC Collapse?
by Morgan Reynolds

"It didn’t seem real… There are thousands of these steel beams that just fell like pickup sticks."

~ John Albanese, volunteer firefighter and amateur photographer

"What struck us – guys like Warren Jennings and myself, who have spent basically all our lives in the scrap business – we’d never seen steel this heavy, this huge, this massive. It was just unbelievable."

~ Michael Henderson (p. 93),
General Manager, Marine Terminals, Metal Management NE

Dec 28 18:19

The Bush Family Business

The Bush Family Business
For four generations now, the Bush family has been involved in supporting the country's enemies (most notably the Nazi Party in Germany) and robbing the country blind.

The family was directly involved and profited from the Savings and Loan scandal of the 1980s and has participated in security fraud as well.

With this understanding as a background, the Iraq War can be viewed as their "masterpiece."

The Bush family and its associates have stolen countless billions of dollars in the course of the war. In fact, one of their motivations for pushing the war in the first place was the opportunity for theft.

Dec 28 18:00

Media Lies: The Sin of Omission

No need to explain much about the latest episode in domestic “terrorism”. What we learned on Christmas day, December 25th, is that a young Nigerian attempted to detonate a bomb on an international flight as it approached for landing in Detroit. The apparent suicide-bombing attempt failed and disaster was averted...

Dec 28 17:45

Bolivia: South America's Retirement Paradise

Live the good life on less than $9,000 a year. Besides the fact that there's no such thing as a rat race in Bolivia, its biggest asset is its cost of living. You can stay in a clean, friendly hotel in the city center for $8 a night (or US$125 per month) where every meal costs less than $3. Groceries are up to 70% cheaper than in the United States or Europe. A routine trip to a good English-speaking doctor will set you back no more than $20. You can take in an American movie for only $2 or get a taxi across town for as little as 80 cents. And you're certainly not going to have high utility bills: Electricity and heating costs average $15 a month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Costs here in the US would be about the same without all those federal taxes, tariffs, fees, excuses, regulatory compliance costs, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

Dec 28 17:30

DOJ 'revenge and retribution' says TI Leonard Peltier in Christmas greeting

According to Church Committee Congressional Invetsigative records, the goals of COINTELPRO were to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" those persons or organizations that the FBI decided were "enemies of the State."

Dec 28 17:09

Egypt's ruler Mubarak torpedoes international voluntary aid to Gaza

Stuart Littlewood considers the predicament of the Viva Palestina international humanitarian convoy – the culmination of voluntary work by thousands of supporters, fund-raisers and donors in the UK, Europe and internationally – whose journey to besieged Gaza was thwarted by Egypt’s ruler, Husni Mubarak, just four hours before it reached its destination.

Dec 28 17:07

Gaza's untold story

Mamoon Alabbasi reviews the book “My father was a freedom fighter: Gaza's untold story” by Ramzy Baroud – an example of the human face of Palestinian suffering “at a time when we have grown accustomed to debating cold facts and figures, and interpretations of humanitarian and international law”.

”Baroud relies on context to explain the moral superiority of the plight of Palestinians, but the book's characters invite everyone – even, no, especially Israelis – to step into their shoes to understand their legitimate grievances and systematic suffering.”

Dec 28 17:05

“Islamic Jihad” arrested cell links to Israeli intelligence

A terrorist cell busted in Yemen last month after a suicide attack on the US embassy there had links with an Israeli intelligence agency, the state-run Saba news agency reported.The report, quoting an unnamed source, said investigations and data retrieved from a computer seized from the cell, showed there was correspondence between the Islamic Jihad group’s deputy leader Bassam Abdullah Fadhel Al-Haidari and an Israeli intelligence agency. Saba quoted the source as saying that the correspondence between the two sides included a request from the Israeli side to implement terrorist attacks inside Yemen.

Dec 28 16:54

Why America Hates Universal Health Care: The Real Reason

- Since it’s nearly impossible to sort out who is personally responsible for which ailments, the only logical solution is to let each person pay for their own care

- Because that’s what socialized medicine does: it turns each of us into a little fascist. A nagging nanny who tells other people what to do and how to live.

- Instituting a single-payer universal health-care system, or even a watered-down version as the government is now proposing, compels me to become a meddlesome busybody in your personal choices.

Dec 28 15:53

U.S. Intelligence Found Iran Nuke Document Was Forged

U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a "neutron initiator" for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which we already new, but it makes the CIA look trustworthy while they help lie us into a new war in Yemen.

Dec 28 15:35

One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists

This corruption of our legal system, if history is any guide, will not be reserved by the state for suspected terrorists, or even Muslim Americans. In the coming turmoil and economic collapse, it will be used to silence all who are branded as disruptive or subversive. Hashmi endures what many others, who are not Muslim, will endure later.

Dec 28 15:21

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Two al Qaeda Leaders Behind Northwest Flight 253 Terror Plot Were Released by U.S.

Former Guantanamo Prisoners Believed Behind Northwest Airlines Bomb Plot; Sent to Saudi Arabia in 2007

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, in this one story (which has no corroboration whatsoever) Obama gets his excuse to keep Gitmo in business, and to start the propaganda ramp up for the invasion of Saudi Arabia.

Dec 28 15:03

Obama Administration Calls BS on Al Qaeda Claim

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed “credit” for the failed attack on the Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day, claiming that the attempted terrorist attack was retaliation for the December 17 airstrike against al Qaeda in Yemen.

A senior administration official rejects this entirely, pointing out that Omar Abdulmutallab was in the field long before that airstrike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They can't make a phone call???????

Actually, this is just a dodge to make it look like the Obama administration isn't part of this whole charade.

Dec 28 14:54

Taking Liberty by Taking Land

Dec 28 14:52

‘I will pay the price for this testimony when I return’

Bethlehem – Ma’an – An estimated 300 Palestinians were killed in the first 48 hours of Israel’s winter assault on the Gaza Strip, which entered its second day one year ago today.

With an increased focus on Rafah, Israeli warplanes bombarded around 100 more targets on 28 December 2008, leaving about 70 more Palestinians dead, and raising the child death toll to 22 and the civilian toll to 60, including nine women.

Israeli jets struck Islamic University in Gaza City, the offices of de facto Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, and the Saraya prison, ironically killing four members of Hamas’ domestic rival Fatah, as well as three mosques and 11 homes and apartments.

Dec 28 14:49

The Lap Bomber Mystery

We are asked to believe that a highly privileged young man, with everything to live for, was suddenly seized with a desire to commit suicide as an act of jihad: that he disappeared from his life of ease, on a street lined with Mercedes Benzes and Ferraris, in a fashionable district of London, and traveled to Yemen, where he received what may have been a defective bomb, which was sewn into his underwear by his jihadist trainers. This bomb then went undetected in Amsterdam airport, where the security arrangements are said to be tight (and a personal interview is conducted), and where he was let on a plane headed for the US in spite of explicit warnings given by his own father.

Dec 28 14:46

Headley knew another US man on a tourist visa

In a new twist to the Headley case, it now turns out that the US national arrested for plotting terror strikes in India was in touch with another American who has been living in this country on a tourist visa for nine years and running a massage parlour.

Dec 28 14:45

FBI's polite NO for extradition of Headley to India

Indian officials were told there was no realistic possibility of the Pakistani-American being handed over since the sentence could range between 200 and 300 years of imprisonment.

Dec 28 14:44

America's most wanted: doctor found living in tent on Mont Blanc

The US authorities have 40 days in which to apply for his extradition. He faces trial on 22 counts of healthcare fraud, having previously been indicted by a grand jury.

Dec 28 14:42

Dutch probe claims of Nigerian bomber accomplice

A US couple on the flight, Kurt and Lori Haskell, told Reuters and other news agencies that they saw a tall, well-dressed man aged about 50 with the suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Friday morning at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

Dec 28 14:37

Alleged Terrorist's Friend says he is "PEACEFUL"

One of Abdulmutallab's formerteacher said he was shocked to hear the news. He said on Sunday thatAbdulmutallab was so well-respected in high school that classmatesnicknamed him "the Pope."

Rimmer said that overall,his impression of Abdulmutallab had been an extremely positive one —noting in particular an incident in which the youngster chose to give50 pounds to an orphanage rather than spend it on souvenirs in London.

Dec 28 14:30

PROPAGANDA ALERT - al-Qaeda is Recruiting Gay Mulsim Men for Terror Attacks

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now they are just getting silly.

Dec 28 14:24

video: second passenger talks of other man handcuffed etc msnbc jumps in with own explanation

Video: MSNBC: Daniel Huisinga says another passenger was handcuffed and taken away; presenter immediately gives her own explanation for that....

Dec 28 14:21

Report: Dutch police investigating report of accomplice in Northwest Flight 253 terror plot

Reuters reports Dutch military police are investigating claims that an accomplice may have helped Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab board Northwest Flight 253 in Amsterdam on Christmas day without a passport, a story first told here on MLive.com.

Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to blow up the Detroit-bound plane with an explosive chemical he smuggled through security.

Dec 28 14:21

Jezebel, Mediaite: Dutch hero Jasper Schuringa getting paid to talk about Flight 253

Two popular blogs claim to have evidence that Jasper Schuringa, the Netherlands man widely credited with thwarting a would-be terrorist aboard Northwest Flight 253, has been paid by national news outlets for his story.

Mediaite, which blogs about, well, the media, says CNN paid Schuringa for the blurry cell-phone image of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab being arrested aboard the inbound flight to Detroit. And Jezebel, which caters to women, has dug up how much he made on both a CNN interview and another deal with The New York Post.

Dec 28 13:46

Cop Went Wild With Taser, Diabetic Says

A suburban Chicago police officer Tasered a man 11 times while he was having a diabetic seizure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Taser: Police Brutality with all the modern improvements!

Dec 28 13:43


The White House immediately labeled the incident "an attempted terrorist act."

Some Obama critics believe the president may attempt this alleged attack as a rationale to increase his power and might within U.S. borders.

For example, when the Obama administration announced that enemy combatants and terrorists will be given Miranda Warnings when they are captured, many Americans wondered how that would improve war fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq or other terrorist havens. However, upon examining this latest directive by President Barack Obama, perhaps there is an ulterior motive for his directive.

Dec 28 13:40

Israel remains “immune” to war crimes tribunal

Even now, the war and its aftermath remain largely overlooked by the international community. Some say it is because there are double standards when it comes to accusing countries of war crimes.

Dec 28 13:24

BBC: al Qaeda Does Not Exist

Dec 28 13:18

Time Warner Cable deciding whether to continue carrying FOX or not.

With TV networks like Fox demanding price increases as high as 300%, Time Warner Cable asked our customers for their feedback – and we heard you loud and clear.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After this morning's obvious pander to the warhawks, I am ready to live a life totally free of ABCNNBBCBS and especially FOX.

Dec 28 13:14

Detroit terror attack: Yemen is the true home of Al-Qaeda

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember when we were told Afghanistan was the home of Al Qaeda? Then we invaded.

Remember when we were told Iraq was the home of Al Qaeda? Then we invaded.

Dec 28 13:05


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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Dec 28 12:59

Al Qaeda group makes claim for attempted bombing

There's no word on how credible this claim is.

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"But it's good enough to start WW3 in our opinion!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 28 12:58

FLASHBACK - Fake Al Qaeda

"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . ." -- Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook

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Dec 28 12:57

Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Attempted Bombing of U.S. Plane

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is an alliance of militants based in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

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... whom nobody ever heard of prior to today.

Dec 28 12:50

Snowfall Covers Europe

Dec 28 12:49

New TSA Rules Create Gadget Chaos In The Air

The problem comes for folks flying into the USA from elsewhere. According to rules quoted on Gizmodo, you can't hold anything in your lap or access your carry-on bags for the last hour of a flight, and any in-flight communications equipment, including live TV and Internet, must be turned off for the entire duration of the flight.

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None of which makes any sense at all if this guy supposedly had the bomb in his underwear.

Dec 28 12:47

PROPAGANDA ALERT - Al-Qaeda Claims Credit For Airline Bombing Attempt

A statement on the terrorist group's website says the failed attack was in response to a U.S. attack on its group in Yemen.

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Funny, alqaeda.com gets a "domain not found" error from here!

Xmas w/o borders
Dec 28 12:20

What Next for Flyers, Underwear Checks?

The latest terrorist assault on air travel again shows the futility and incompetence of most government security measures to protect the flying public. The TSA initial reaction has been to ban going to the WC for the last hour of flying time because this is when the alleged terrorist went to the bathroom and prepared his low-tech firecracker bomb. So, what does this really mean as a deterrent? What a joke, the terrorist simply goes to the WC 1:15 minutes earlier to do the dirty deed.

Dec 28 12:13

Why Hezbollah Should Keeps its Weapons

Israel has become a mortal threat for Lebanon since its creation on the Palestinian lands. In an article entitled “A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s”, which appeared in the World Zionist Organization’s periodical Kivunim in February 1982, Oded Yinon, a journalist and analyst of Middle Eastern affairs and former senior Foreign Ministry official, told of “…the total disintegration of Lebanon into five regional, localized governments as the precedent for the entire Arab world…”. Therefore, the existence of a strong and independent Lebanon was considered as a main obstacle for Zionist plans for hegemony in the region.

Dec 28 11:39

Portuguese activists fight state water company deal with Israel’s Mekorot

In October, EPAL, Portugal’s state water company, announced a deal with Mekorot, Israel’s state water company. An intern who responded to the news by informing colleagues of Mekorot’s role in Israel’s discriminatory water policies and assistance in its violation of international law was immediately sacked. News of the firing has inspired Palestine solidarity activists to campaign to end the deal. Similarly, the EPAL workers’ committee has denounced management’s decision.

Dec 28 11:33

Once again, "Al Qaeda" is living over the oil!!!!!

Dec 28 11:25

A Tale of Two Terrorists?

The photos in the press of alleged terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab are so blurry, that his identity is somewhat obscured. I find this really odd. But, it is not just the poor quality of the photos, it is the fact that there appears to be two different looking alleged terrorists!

Dec 28 11:11

The UN in Somalia: Peacekeepers or peacekillers?

The United Nations via its proxies in the African Union supplied Ugandan and Burundi military have been randomly shelling civilian neighborhoods in Mogadishu in retaliation for guerilla attacks carried out by the Somali resistance.

The UN/AU has occupied a small “green zone” in Mogadishu after the expulsion of the Ethiopian military by the Somali armed resistance and claims to represent a “democratically elected” Somali government. In reality, this UN/AU band of “peacekeepers” is there to prop up the Western imposed puppet regime of allegedly Al -Queda linked “terrorist” Sheik Sharif.

Dec 28 10:52

Just like swine flu: worry, don't worry, worry, don't worry, worry, don't worry

Wow, that didn't take long at all. Scant days after the American war machine took the cloaking device off its direct military involvement in Yemen, we have an alleged attempted terrorist attack by an alleged attempted terrorist who, just scant hours after his capture, has allegedly confessed to getting his alleged attempted terrorist material from ... wait for it ... Yemen!

Dec 28 10:29

The Occupied West Bank Latroun Villages

... In 1973, Bernard Bloomfield, president of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Canada, led a campaign to raise $15 million for a recreational park for Israelis. His vision was realized where Imwas and Yalo once stood:

“a proud tribute to Canada,” in his words, “and to the Canadian Jewish community whose vision and foresight helped transform a barren stretch of land into a major national recreational area for the people of Israel.”

Dec 28 10:20

A Film review: A Serious Man, the Poetic Side of Self-Hatred by Gilad Atzmon

A Serious Man does not explicitly touch upon issues related to Israel, Zionism, occupation, organ harvesting or anything distinctly identified with the Jewish state. It instead reflects on Jewish Diaspora life, Jewish segregation and the misery of operating within the kosher tribal template. It is about Jewish alienation both natural and human. Yet, A Serious Man also portrays a clear message regarding Israel and Zionism, for Israel is the Jewish state and, in spite of the Zionist promise to erect a civilised nation, Israel functions as a Jewish ghetto and is subject to all the symptoms of abnormality conveyed by the Coens.

Dec 28 09:38

Video: 'Birth defects' from Israeli bombs

Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip in 2006 and last winter have left a high concentration of toxic metals in its soil, according to the findings of a weapons research group made up of independent doctors and scientists based in Italy.

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Warning: very graphic video.

But please watch this and remember: this is precisely what your tax dollars are doing to Palestinian families, courtesy of the US support of Israel.

Dec 28 09:35

Gaza Aid Convoy Members Prepare For Hunger Strike

Members of the Viva Palestina international aid convoy to Gaza will begin a hunger strike at 11.25am local time tomorrow (27th) in protest at the Egyptian government's refusal to allow the convoy entry onto its soil.

British MP, George Galloway, who is travelling with the convoy, said: 'Israel has kept Gaza under siege for three-and-half years against international law. It has not allowed aid or rebuilding materials in following its attack on Gaza earlier this year. Our convoy is determined to break the siege and take in urgently needed supplies Spirits are high in our camp in Aqaba, and we are going nowhere except to Gaza.'

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Memo to the Egyptian and Israeli governments: publicly turning these people into martyrs would be the most profoundly stupid thing you could do right now.

The unblinking gaze of the entire world community is focused on what happens next in this situation.

Dec 28 09:32

Germans lose faith in political system

A poll shows that the German public now has less faith in their political system than at any other time since World War II, mainly due to the financial crisis.

The survey conducted by Bertelsmann Foundation found on Sunday that about 70 percent of those questioned did not feel that they could count on their political and business leaders, or the education system and the social welfare network.

Nearly fifty percent of respondents said they have reservations about representative democracy as a political system...

Dec 28 09:27

US orders body searches after botched airline attack

Australians travelling to the United States should arrive at the airport one hour early to allow for body searches introduced in the wake of an airline bomb scare on Christmas Day.

New security measures introduced by the US Transport Security Administration for all flights into the US include pat-down searches at the airport gate, physical inspection of all bags and requiring passengers to stay in their seats without access to any personal items or overhead lockers for the final hour before landing.

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To any peaceful, nice people from another country wanting to visit the US for any reason: please just don't come!

This is not about security; this is about the exercise of naked despotism by a failed US bureaucracy which has proven that it cannot keep the American people safe.

The fastest way to prevent any acts of terrorism against the American people would be for the US government to stop mucking about in other people's countries!!

Dec 28 09:24


Dec 28 09:23

The Lap Bomber Mystery

Whether Nigerian, or Indian, something is up here, and it seems to have little to do with al-Qaeda, which – breaking its past habit of promptly taking "credit" – has yet to claim responsibility for the attempted attack. More grounds for suspicion: allegations that the Detroit incident was planned and carried out by al-Qaeda in Yemen can be traced back to "IntelCenter," a mysterious private contractor with a dubious reputation [.pdf] (see frames 89-100) that does business with the intelligence community.

Dec 28 09:20

Small-business bankruptcies rise 81% in California

California has been particularly hard hit. The latest data show small-business bankruptcies up 81% in the state for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, compared with the previous year. Filings nationwide were up 44%, according to the credit analysis firm Equifax Inc.

The actual number of small businesses in trouble is probably higher, experts said, because many owners file for personal bankruptcy rather than seek protection for the business.

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This is not the sign of a stabilizing or growing economy!

Dec 28 09:18


Dec 28 09:18

More herbicide use reported on genetically modified crops

A report has found that farmers are using more herbicides on genetically engineered soybeans, corn, and cotton because of resistant weeds.

Dec 28 09:18

Corporate Media Claims Underwear Bomber Connected to al-Qaeda

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says there is no indication that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is “part of anything larger” and there is no evidence he is associated with al-Qaeda, but this has not prevented the corporate media from claiming the foiled attack was hatched by the nefarious phantom terror group.

If history is any indication, it is only a matter of time before the administration connects the botched attack to the mythical terror group.

Dec 28 09:15

Mysterious Earth's Core Plume Shifting the Magnetic North Pole

The north magnetic pole is moving at 37 miles-a-year toward Russia, which means they're stealing it. Or the Earth's core is fluxing. Actually, nobody really knows what's happening. I just hope it's not a prelude to a catastrophic magnetic shift.

Dec 28 09:06

Officials Eye Yemen War in Wake of Lap Bombing

So far the only evidence linking the lap bomber to Yemen are his own claims that he is a member of al-Qaeda and got the bomb (essentially a condom with some explosive inside) from al-Qaeda bomb makers in Yemen. Law enforcement officials concede that can’t corroborate any of this.

The link would be extremely convenient for the Obama Administration, which has already been attacking sites in Yemen over the past few weeks. They even helped try to assassinate Awlaki, even though the US citizen isn’t charged with any crimes in the US.

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Now, let me wrap my head around this.

We have absolutely no real idea of what, or how true, any of what Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has told US authorities.

Yet elements in the US US Congress are publicly talking attacking the government of an allegedly US-friendly country which has allowed the US to bomb insurgent Houthi rebel sites in Yemen with its blessings?!?

As reported just yesterday at:


"The Pentagon will be spending more than 70 million dollars over the next 18 months, and using teams of special forces, to train and equip Yemeni military, Interior Ministry and coast guard forces, more than doubling previous military aid levels, the paper noted."

I used to think that the invented word "frenemy" only applied in sitcoms; as indicated by the statements of Senators Lieberman and Specter,I am obviously mistaken.

Yes, we have been supporting the government of "President" Selah in Yemen for years because he is "our thug", presiding over the country frequently characterized as having one of the most corrupt Governments in the Middle East.

Rather than using a "carrot and stick" approach to nudge Selah toward any small step toward improving the lot of his people from grinding poverty to having some small ray of hope for the future, the US has turned an absolutely blind eye to the acute suffering of the Yemeni people.

So one has to wonder, if the US is looking at generating"regime change" in Yemen, precisely what form that will take, judging from what happened in Iraq and Afghanistan. Particularly in Afghanistan, regime change in which a corrupt US puppet was installed, and then re-installed through a transparently fraudulent election, has simply made the insurgency worse.

The US government had better think damned hard and long on this one. Turning on a dime against a formerly friendly country will have a chilling effect in attempting to create military cooperation with any country on the planet.

Dec 28 09:01

“Dr. Mutallab told US Embassy Umaru was planning something”- Family

Contrary to reports that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab obtained his visa from a US consulate in Nigeria, Huhuonline.com can say that he obtained a multiple tourist visa to the United States in June of 2008, in London. Nevertheless, his father recently notified the United State Authorities that his son had become a Muslim religious extremist, who is highly radicalized and may be planning a terrorist attack. Consequently, he was placed on some sort of watch list, but in the words of a state department source, the information his father provided was not specific enough to warrant a revocation of his visa or put him on a no flight list.

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In other words, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was in all probability recruited by CIA.

Dec 28 08:54

THE SUITED MAN: Unidentified man helped Mutallab board Amsterdam plane without passport

Passengers had to wait about 20 minutes before they were allowed to exit the plane. Haskell said he and other passengers waited about six hours to be interviewed by the FBI.

About an hour after landing, Haskell said he saw another man being taken into custody. But a spokeswoman from the FBI in Detroit said Mutallab was the only person taken into custody.

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During that 6 hours, the official story had ample time to become the media legend.

Dec 28 08:49

Local Holocaust Museums Grow Amid Worries About Future

he numbers speak for themselves: There are now 16 Holocaust museums in the United States, from Albuquerque, N.M., to Houston, to Richmond, Va. And these are just the biggest of nearly 150 Holocaust centers all over the country.

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That isn't education; that is proselytizing!

Dec 28 08:49

Millions were in germ war tests

The Ministry of Defence turned large parts of the country into a giant laboratory to conduct a series of secret germ warfare tests on the public.

A government report just released provides for the first time a comprehensive official history of Britain's biological weapons trials between 1940 and 1979.

Many of these tests involved releasing potentially dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms over vast swaths of the population without the public being told.

Dec 28 08:45

Did Northwest Atempted Bomber Mutallab Get On Plane Without Passport?

Haskell said he was sitting with his wife playing cards directly in front of the check in counter in Amsterdam, when an Indian man in a nicely dressed suit around age 50 approached the counter with who he believes to be Mutallab. He noted the two of them were an odd pair and the older Indian man said referring to Mutallab:
“This man needs to get on this flight and he has no passport.” The ticket agent said “you can’t board without a passport”. The Indian man then replied, “He is from Sudan, we do this all the time.” The ticket agent then said “You will have to talk to my manager”, and sent the two down a hallway. Haskell said, I never saw the Indian man again as he wasn’t on the flight.

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"We do this all the time" implies the Indian man is part of an organization he assumes the ticketing agent is already aware of.

Dec 28 08:44

Arrest of Farouk Umar Abdul Mutallab Raises Serious Questions Over Delta Airline Incident in Detroit

Consequently, why was Farouk Umar Abdul Mutallab allowed to maintain his U.S. visa status and board a plane bound for the United States? There have been reports that he had spent time in the United Arab Emirates and Yemen and implying that this may indicate a connection with Al-Qaida. However, there has been no specific evidence that he has links with Islamic organizations including Al-Qaida.