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September 1, 2009

Sep 01 09:24

Germany to host six-power talks on Iran nuclear program this week

Germany will host high-level talks this week between the United States, China, France, Britain, Russia and Germany on Iran's disputed nuclear program, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

The United States, Germany, France and Britain have threatened Iran with harsher UN sanctions if it carries on enriching uranium and refuses to clear up concerns that it has conducted extensive research into how to build a nuclear weapon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and Israel will not get the concessions they want from Russia and China on this call for markedly stepped-up sanctions against Iran at the UN.

Then, what?!? How much longer before the UN again (as happened right before the invasion of Iraq), become "irrelevant"?!?

Sep 01 09:17

East Jerusalem Shuts Out Thousands of Palestinians on Holy Day

Thousands of Palestinians were turned away at West Bank checkpoints leading into Jerusalem by Israeli security forces as they tried to attend Friday Ramadan prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque.

While thousands of Palestinians from elsewhere, mostly children, women over 45 and men over 50 made it to Jerusalem, the vast majority of the West Bank and Gaza’s population of nearly 4 million people are forbidden by the Israeli authorities from traveling there.

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This behavior against Palestinians brought to you courtesy of the alleged "only democracy in the Middle East".

Unflipping believable.

Sep 01 09:17

Seven Points About Dick Cheney and Torture

A response to Cheney’s pro-torture media blitz.

Sep 01 09:15

THE PRAYER NAZIS

Thousands of Palestinians were turned away at West Bank checkpoints leading into Jerusalem by Israeli security forces as they tried to attend Friday Ramadan prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

IPS witnessed dozens of heavily armed Israeli soldiers and police cordoning off the Qalandia border crossing south of Ramallah, and preventing hundreds of Palestinians from crossing through.

Women wept and elderly men argued with law enforcement officers. Several scuffles broke out, and a number of young men were beaten and arrested as they tried to force their way through the metal barriers.

Sep 01 09:14

The Eckhart Tolle Booth on the Road to Somewhere.

I give away everything I have all the time. My home is open to all of you as is my larder. Whatever I get, I am going to give away, as I always have, and when the time comes when I am more high profile which is not too long from now as I understand, I am going to do what I keep expecting all of these other people to do and which they NEVER FUCKING DO and you’ll see it when it happens.

Sep 01 09:09

Colombian Leader Hit By swine flu

(* "We're just going to have to give him the inoculation" ; official white horse souce)

Sep 01 09:09

EUROPEAN GULLIBILITY IS STRANGLING PALESTINE

Israeli maxim: Occupy a country and then make the people pay a price to get part of it back. When they object, accuse them of refusing to take advantage of opportunities for peace.

Sep 01 09:09

THE CALM HAS ENDED IN THE PORT OF GAZA AS ISRAEL RESUMES ATTACKS ON FISHING BOATS

On August 31st, the Israeli navy attacked a Palestinian fishing trawler with what is reported to have been shelling, causing the boat to light afire. At the time of the attack, the fishermen were in waters near the north of Gaza.

The Palestinian fishermen say that they were within the (arbitrarily-imposed by Israel, solely at Israeli authorities’ whim) new 3 mile fishing limit (although under Oslo, they have the right to venture 20 miles out). Israeli authorities said that the boat had entered Israeli waters.

Sep 01 09:07

The Corruption of Empire

So as the US presence in Iraq winds down there is a lesson to be learned. Military occupation inevitably corrupts the occupier. Many US military officers involved in managing the billions of dollars spent on reconstruction and support of allied forces have succumbed to temptation. Afghanistan might well be different, but there is no reason to assume that to be the case. Indeed, given the harsh physical environment and pervasive corruption in Afghanistan itself everything might well be worse. If it is not too late to halt the march of the juggernaut, it might be wise for the Obama Administration to step back and consider what it is doing.

Sep 01 09:01

The U.S. needs Iran and Russia

With the war on terror now a war of logistics, the Obama administration must rely on the goodwill of those two

In Afghanistan, the U.S. increasingly depends on Russian goodwill, and Iran is influential in Herat, Mazar, the Hazarah regions and Kabul. Iran can play a positive role in its two neighboring countries, de facto acting as an ally of the U.S. Or it could play spoiler.

Sep 01 09:01

False reports about guns

Many media outlets have misfired about guns. Countless newspapers and television networks -- from CBS to MSNBC -- have misreported that conservative protesters are threatening President Obama with guns at public events. It hasn't happened.

Sep 01 09:00

Hal Turner “Informant” Revelations 08/31/2009

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Pathetic attempt to polish a turd.

Sep 01 08:59

The US invasion/occupation of Pakistan has begun

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Undercover armed Americans are swarming the Pakistani capital in the latest sign that the elected government has allowed Washington to dispatch what is believed to be a large number of American special operations agents and contractual security guards, including the infamous Blackwater private militia.

This comes at a time when whistleblowers within the government and the military are reporting the arrival of a large number of US Marines in Pakistan. Some reports put the figure at 1,000 US soldiers, much of whom are thought to be arriving as part of the massive expansion of the US Embassy and four consulates across the country. While the US embassy continues to deny this, new buildings are under construction to house security teams. The expanded US embassy is supposed to become the largest US embassy in the world.

Sep 01 08:48

Israeli President Suggests Obama Putting Too Much Focus on Settlement Freeze

Israeli President Shimon Peres suggested that President Obama is putting too much focus on trying to halt settlement construction in the Palestinian territories, urging all sides to broaden the scope of Mideast peace talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The settlements, plus the right of return, are the two issues Israeli President Peres hopes will just disappear: they will not, and cannot.

This intransigence on the part of Israel guarantees that any possible negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis cannot happen, which is precisely what Israel wants.

The Israeli government wants territory, by any means necessary: it is thoroughly disinterested in true, lasting peace.

Sep 01 08:48

Beijing's derivative default stance rattles banks

A report that Chinese state-owned companies will be allowed to walk away from loss-making commodity derivative trades provoked anger and dismay among investment bankers on Monday as they feared it may set a damaging precedent.

Sep 01 08:48

Sex Education?

Kristin Maguire, an Upstate evangelical and one of South Carolina’s most respected social conservatives, has been one of the governor’s closest education policy advisors for years. She’s also Sanford’s appointment to the S.C. Board of Education, which last year elected her its Chairwoman.

What else is she?

The prolific author of hardcore erotic fiction on the Internet, according to documents provided to the governor’s office earlier this summer and later obtained by FITS.

Sep 01 08:47

The Afghan Situation and U.S. Choices

It must be really embarassing to the alcoholics who run the Pentagon to have their heads handed to them by a bunch of hash smoking Pashtuns!

Sep 01 08:47

Russian Professor: Collapse Of America Could Begin In Two Months

Russian Professor Igor Panarin says that events are continuing to confirm his doomsday prediction first made over 10 years ago, that the United States will completely collapse like the Soviet Union before the end of 2010, and warns that the chaos could begin to unfold in as little as two months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THAT would be worth putting up a Christmas tree for!

Sep 01 08:46

AU holds Israel responsible for Africa woes

The president of the African Union (AU) holds Israel responsible for all the woes facing Africa, calling on member-states to cut diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv.

Israel is "behind all of Africa's conflicts," Muammar Gaddafi said on Monday and demanded the closure of all Israeli embassies across Africa.

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Sep 01 08:45

Delphi retirees dismayed by cuts

Salaried employees suffer loss of health care, reduced pensions due to Delphi bankruptcy

Sep 01 08:44

'American Zombie' blogger outs himself while facing libel suit from City Hall employee

Berry decided to dispense with pseudonym for this news story; the anonymity wouldn't last anyway, he said. Berry said he's never hidden his identity out of fear, but as a way to encourage dialogue about corruption in a city where few problems are addressed head-on.

Sep 01 08:43

Last Temptation

In June 2007, Wendell Potter was head of corporate communications at Cigna, one of the largest health insurance companies in America, when he attended the U.S. premiere of Michael Moore’s Sicko. Potter was part of the team charged with discrediting Moore’s film, which advance word said was highly critical of the health insurance industry. Potter “sat quietly in the back and took notes,” but soon realized he had a problem. “When I saw the movie, I’ll be honest: I thought it was a real good documentary. I knew from my own studies of other healthcare systems that it was an accurate portrayal of those systems and how they are able to provide universal coverage.” Yet he was being paid by Cigna to tell people the opposite, that the film was full of lies.

Sep 01 08:41

War Criminal Cheney Thinks Torture is OK & That He's Offended by Torture Investigation. To Quote Cheney, "So?"

Sep 01 08:40

Recent Concentration of Volume in Financial Stocks: Coordinated Capital Infusion?

We’re seeing a massive infusion of capital into very troubled financial institutions, no doubt aided by short covering and the participation of program traders and proprietary daytrading firms. Where is the capital coming from?

Sep 01 08:38

WAS THE SPANISH INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1918 CAUSED BY VACCINATIONS?

When doctors had tried to suppress the symptoms of the typhoid with a stronger vaccine, it caused a worse form of typhoid which they named paratyphoid. But when they concocted a stronger and more dangerous vaccine to suppress that one, they created an even worse disease which they didn’t have a name for. What should they call it? They didn’t want to tell the people what it really was — their own Frankenstein monster which they had created with their vaccines and suppressive medicines. They wanted to direct the blame away from themselves, so they called it Spanish Influenza. It was certainly not of Spanish origin, and the Spanish people resented the implication that the world-wide scourge of that day should be blamed on them.

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Sep 01 07:41

Mother Watched Son Tasered To Death

Sep 01 02:05

Go to Pittsburgh, Young Man, and Defy Your Empire

Globalization and unfettered capitalism have been swept into the history books along with the open-market theory of the 1920s, the experiments of fascism, communism and the New Deal. It is time for a new economic and political paradigm. It is time for a new language to address our reality. The voices of change, those who speak in powerful and yet unfamiliar words, will cry out Sept. 25 and 26 in Pittsburgh when protesters from around the country gather to defy the heads of state, bankers and finance ministers from the world’s 22 largest economies who are convening for a meeting of the G-20. If we heed these dissident voices we have a future. If we do not we will commit collective suicide.

Sep 01 01:17

Putin Triumphing Over Zionist-Controlled West

VLADIMIR PUTIN’S METEORIC RISE TO POWER began in 1996 when he was invited to Moscow from St Petersburg in his role as deputy mayor to become a member of Yeltsin’s inner circle known as “the family.” Impressed with his administrative abilities, his cool efficiency, and apparent loyalty, Yeltsin appointed Putin as the deputy head of his presidential administration.

In this position, Putin kept a low profile. Far from being charismatic, with his expressionless mask-like face, rarely smiling, and speaking softly, Putin became known amongst his peers as the “grey cardinal” - a man wielding power behind the scenes. (Putin’s personal style has since changed into a charismatic, uninhibited and aggressive style.)

August 31, 2009

Aug 31 20:28

Two months left to read the book on US collapse

Professor Igor Panarin, whose book “The Crash of America” is just out, claims that by November the book will be yesterday’s news.

Panarin believes President Obama will lead his country to a breakup. Panarin compares Obama to former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev.

Aug 31 19:36

Israeli Nuclear Threat Targets U.S., Iran

Aug 31 19:12

West faces losing battle over Afghan poll fraud

Widespread and systematic fraud during the Afghan presidential elections has tarnished the legitimacy of any future government and undermined the Nato campaign there, Western and Afghan officials have admitted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thinking Afghans and Americans knew, without a doubt, that this strange Kabuki-style theatre going on in Afghanistan had absolutely nothing to do with an election, and everything to do with re-appointing the US's main man in Kabul, Hamid (Unocal) Karzai.

Aug 31 19:09

SEC Investigating Apple Insider Trading

Hey, have some investors been screwing around illegally with the shares of high-flying Apple, Inc., a superstar of the investment scene?

Apparently, the Securities & Exchange Commission is suspicious this may be the case and has kicked off an investigation into the trading in Apple's securities both here and abroad. This is revealed in a series of documents it recently fired off to the brokerage community.

Aug 31 18:58

Doctors had 'central role' in CIA abuse: rights group

"Health professionals played a central role in developing, implementing and providing justification for torture," PHR said in its report.

"Health professionals in the (federal government) and psychologist contractors engaged in designing and monitoring harmful interrogation techniques. Such medical participation in torture is a clear violation of medical ethics."

The not-for-profit group also said the medical experts "were complicit in selecting and then rationalizing these abusive methods, whose safety and efficacy in eliciting accurate information have no valid basis in science."

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Mengele would have been so proud of these people.

Aug 31 15:21

Doctor Admits Euthanizing Patient During Hurricane Katrina

A doctor has admitted that he gave orders for a lethal dose of medication to be administered to a patient under his care during the hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005 - a decision that he says he does not regret having made.

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Death panel without the panel?

Aug 31 15:15

NATO official: Iran could fire conventional or nuclear missiles into Europe in the foreseeable future

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Iranian official: NATO can fire conventional or nuclear missiles into the Middle East right the @#% now!!!!!!

Aug 31 14:49

Video: Israelis restrict Palestinians' water supply

World bank report: Israelis have access to four times as much water as Palestinians due to restrictions

Aug 31 13:56

Net's at a crossroad, at 40

NEW YORK — Goofy videos weren't on the minds of Len Kleinrock and his team at UCLA when they began tests 40 years ago on what would become the Internet. Neither was social networking, for that matter, nor were most of the other easy-to-use applications that have drawn more than a billion people online.
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Instead the researchers sought to create an open network for freely exchanging information, an openness that ultimately spurred the innovation that would later spawn the likes of YouTube, Facebook and the World Wide Web.

There's still plenty of room for innovation today, yet the openness fostering it may be eroding. While the Internet is more widely available and faster than ever, artificial barriers threaten to constrict its growth.

Call it a midlife crisis.

Aug 31 13:52

Banks Not Looking that Healthy at All

The Fed groups banks into those with ASSETS less than $300 million, those with assets $300M to $1B, those $1B to $20B, and those $20B and Higher. Of course, you and I don’t know how those “assets” are valued or by who. That’s where Enron accounting mark-to-model accounting standards come in – thus the charts below are likely indicating a false sense of health, if you can call them healthy at all.

Aug 31 13:51

Baltic Dry Index posts steepest fall in 10 months

The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of shipping costs for commodities, posted its biggest monthly drop since October on plunging rentals for iron-ore carriers.

Aug 31 13:48

Israel’s Natanyahu launches his latest trick to gullible Europeans

Israeli maxim: Occupy a country and then make the people pay a price to get part of it back. When they object, accuse them of refusing to take advantage of opportunities for peace.

Aug 31 13:45

Israeli Bodysnatchers

“I was in the area at the time, working on a book”, Boström writes. “On several occasions I was approached by UN staff concerned about the developments. The persons contacting me said that organ theft definitely occurred but that they were prevented from doing anything about it…. I travelled around interviewing a great number of Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza – meeting parents who told of how their sons had been deprived of organs before being killed. One example that I encountered on this eerie trip was the young stone-thrower Bilal Ahmed Ghanam”.

Aug 31 13:41

Americans continue plans to switch off the Internet

A draft [shurely daft - Ed] piece of legislation was brought up last year and sent Internet companies and civil liberties groups into a spin. It gave the White House the power to disconnect from the Internet private sector computer networks that it deems to be 'critical infrastructure'.

There was so much alarm that the bill was tabled, but now a revised version has been drawn up by Senator Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat.

Aug 31 13:12

Obama's 9/11 Plan, Burn-up Senate Switchboard

Monday, August 31, 2009
Obama Website: Critics of Obamacare Are Heirs of Bin Laden
http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/healthcareorganizingevent/...
2 PHONE CALLS ON 9/11 - Illinois! (Health Care Organizing Event)
And, according to a White House Advisor to the President with whom I spoke ten days ago at a DNC Panel, he said, "ON ONE DAY you 'burn-up' the Senate Switchboards - THE NEXT DAY you've got the Senator's attention". We will achieve that effect, on Friday, Patriot Day 9/11.

Aug 31 12:22

The Word ‘Nakba’ Is Now Banned In Israel

Israeli Arab advocacy groups on Sunday reacted sternly to an announcement from Israeli occupation Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar that the phrase Nakba, which means “catastrophe” in Arabic and is used by Arabs to describe the formation of the Zionist entity, would be dropped from textbooks for the new school year, which begins on Tuesday.

Aug 31 11:34

Barney Frank Never Said That HR 1207 Will Pass In October

With “This will probably pass in October”, Frank is referring not to HR 1207, but to his own financial regulation bill, which might or might not include some aspects of Ron Paul’s HR 1207.

Aug 31 11:24

WhatReallyHappened.com Gets It

Actually, the audit will probably be directed in such a fashion that the result of the audit will call for even more regulation.

Aug 31 11:15

FLASHBACK - 9-11 - The Israeli Spy Ring

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell
you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
--
US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the target="_blank">Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

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Aug 31 11:12

"What Hit the Pentagon?"

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Written by Dr. Frank Legge, this is a good analysis of the reasons for contradictory evidence to exist about the Pentagon.

Aug 31 10:59

FLASHBACK - 9-11 - THE CONTROLLED COLLAPSE OF WTC 7

Take a close look at the manner in which WTC 7 collapses straight down. For the building to collapse in this fashion, all of the load bearing supports would have had to fail at exactly the same time.

The claim that the collapse was the result of a fire requires the fire be equally distributed throughout the entire floor of the building, providing equal heat for an equal amount of time, so that all the load bearings members would fail at the exact same moment.

Do you find this plausible?

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Aug 31 10:33

Sun Run of 51 Days Without a Spot Now Among the Top 5 Longest

Sunday, August 30th marks the 51st straight day without a sunspot, one of the longest stretches in a century. One more day and we have a spotless month (we had some by some accounts one last August but a few observatories thought they saw a spot on the sun for a few hours one day). It would be either the first or second spotless month since 1913 depending on whether you count last August as spotless.

Aug 31 10:19

Larry Silverstein, WTC 7, and the 9/11 Demolition

The specifics of the fires in WTC 7 and how they caused the building to collapse remain unknown at this time. Although the total diesel fuel on the premises contained massive potential energy, the best hypothesis has only a low probability of occurrence. [WTC 7 Report]

Aug 31 10:18

DARPA program can selectively block personal cell phones, wireless internet, gps

US military researchers are looking to build networks of small, low-power transmitter boxes which together can perform "surgical jamming" of digital signals - shutting down cellphones and sat nav receivers within an area "on the order of a city block corner"

Aug 31 10:16

SCANDAL CONTINUES…. PALESTINIANS ACCUSE ISRAEL OF ORGAN THEFT

Jalal Ghanem says his brother Bilal was airlifted by an army helicopter to a hospital in Israel after being shot in a Palestinian village.

When his dead body was returned for burial, an autopsy had been carried out without the family’s permission, and the family suspects his organs had been taken.

Palestinians such as late President Yasser Arafat have previously accused Israel of organ harvesting, but no conclusive proof has been provided.

Aug 31 10:15

The FEMA WTC Collapse Analysis Farce

Fire Engineering has good reason to believe that the "official investigation" blessed by FEMA and run by the American Society of Civil Engineers is a half-baked farce that may already have been commandeered by political forces whose primary interests, to put it mildly, lie far afield of full disclosure.

Aug 31 10:15

ISRAEL: REWRITING HISTORY IN THE MIDST OF NEW SCANDAL

Leave it to the zionists to rewrite history. It’s reminiscent of the final years of the Soviet Union when the name Stalin miraculously disappeared from history books.

Now, the term ‘Nakba’ will be removed from Israeli textbooks. Heaven forbid a new generation of Israeli schoolchildren should know the truth about the creation of their country….. and at whose expense it was at.

Just imagine the outroar if the holocaust was removed from German textbooks… but, we know that won’t happen….. Israel would find a way to stop such a move.

Aug 31 10:14

Israeli gunboat sets fire to Palestinian fishing boat

An Israeli gunboat has opened fire on a Palestinian boat, injuring a fisherman on board the boat off the Gaza shore, Palestinian sources and witnesses say.

Aug 31 10:14

Major 9/11 Breakthrough in Japan Spectacular Support for Yukihisa Fujita

Councilor Fujita is a current member and former director of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense. In this function he questioned 9/11 three times in parliament. Fujita claims that 9/11 as the main reason for the "War on Terror" needs to be newly investigated in order to find peaceful solutions.

Aug 31 10:10

9/11: All In One Chunk

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One single URL/file to send around.

Posted (along with the below stories) in anticipation of the National Geographic Channel's latest 9-11 hatchet job tonight.

Smithsonian Channel is much more informative and less propagandistic than NatGeo anyway. You should trade channels with your local cable company.

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Aug 31 10:08

VA won't pay benefits to Marine whose injuries came from vaccine

It wasn't a bullet or roadside bomb that felled Lance Cpl. Josef Lopez three years ago after nine days in Iraq.

It was an injection into his arm before his unit left the states.

And even though his medical problems wouldn't have occurred if he hadn't been deployed, Lopez doesn't qualify for a special government benefit of as much as $100,000 for troops who suffer traumatic injuries.

The hangup? His injuries were caused by the vaccine.

Officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which oversees the benefit program, said they're following what the agency has determined to be Congress' intent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the officials at the VA state that they are ".....following what the agency has determined to be Congress' intent.", every Vet who can needs to be marching - peacefully - toward Congress right now, to let them know that Congress cannot no longer treat wounded and injured soldiers as though the are expendable, and that this practice cannot be allowed to stand.

Every single one of our vets should get the same kind of medical care Dick Cheney gets, period, end of discussion.

Aug 31 10:06

Israel did 9/11, ALL THE PROOF IN THE WORLD!!

Aug 31 10:04

Insider Trading and Investor Sentiment Signaling U.S. Stock Market Top

TrimTabs Investment Research reported that selling by corporate insiders in August has surged to $6.1 billion, the highest amount since May 2008. The ratio of insider selling to insider buying hit 30.6, the highest level since TrimTabs began tracking the data in 2004.

"The best-informed market participants are sending a clear signal that the party on Wall Street is going to end soon," said Charles Biderman, CEO of TrimTabs.

Aug 31 10:02

Who Told Giuliani the WTC was Going to Collapse on 9/11?

But right before the south tower collapsed, I noticed a lot of people just left the lobby, and I heard we had a crew of all different people, high-level people in government, everybody was gone, almost like they had information that we didn't have. [Joseph Pfeifer, Battalion Chief (F.D.N.Y.)]

Aug 31 09:58

The Burrowing Cockroach in a World Gone Mad.

What I see is riveting. On the one hand there is the remorseless push for deeper confinement, within ever more tightly proscribed boundaries, as if containment was an effective remedy. On the other hand there is the rapidly growing evidence that what you hear is not mirrored by what you see. What you feel is not mirrored by what you are being told. It’s Mick Jagger lashing the stage with a studded belt while saying, “Peace, brothers and sisters.” It’s the soothing voice which tells you everything is going to be alright as everything gets worse and worse.

Aug 31 09:58

Japanese Opposition Victory Could Force US Rethink in Pacific

While the DPJ’s first order of business will be its plan of free market decentralization and tax cuts to try to stem rising unemployment, in the long-term it may have a significant impact on the US relationship with the island nation, as the DPJ publicly attacked the LDP for letting the US basically dictate policy.

In the near term, the DPJ is expected to only demand a few key revisions to the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the two nations, and cancel the nation’s role in the Afghan War, which it has insisted is in violation of the country’s pacifist constitution. It will also ban the US from stationing nuclear weapons in Japan, a key issue in a nation which 64 years later is still distraught over twin US nuclear attacks.

Aug 31 09:56

Israel has Iran in its sights

If diplomacy fails, the world should be prepared for an Israeli attack on Iran's suspected nuclear weapons facilities. As Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently acknowledged: "The window between a strike on Iran and their getting nuclear weapons is a pretty narrow window."

If Israel attempts such a high-risk and destabilizing strike against Iran, President Obama will probably learn of the operation from CNN rather than the CIA. History shows that although Washington seeks influence over Israel's military operations, Israel would rather explain later than ask for approval in advance of launching preventive or preemptive attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are being "groomed" for an Israeli attack against Iran, by this article, and the recent flood of articles like it.

And because of the timing of these articles, in conjunction with the release of the most recent IAEA report, the meeting of the Group of 6 this week in Germany, and the convening of the UN General Assembly, (where the US and Israel will be pushing crippling sanctions against Iran, which Russia and China will veto), I wouldn't bet against such an attack happening before the end of this year. Call it an "October Surprise", if you will.

But if Israel does attack Iran unilaterally, for a nuclear weapons program which the IAEA steadfastly maintains doesn't exist, the US should absolutely and immediately revoke any aid to Israel, condemning it as a rogue nation, unworthy to sit at the table with civilized countries which handle perceived threats with negotiation, and not the dropping of bombs.

If course, that will only happen when pigs fly. And somehow, Israel will find a way where it will ultimately be Americans doing the fighting, getting maimed, and dying to neutralize yet another one of Israel's "perceived existential threats" in the region: that means just about all of its neighbors!

Aug 31 09:55

‘I’LL REVEAL TRUE IDENTITY OF BOMBER’

Lawyers for the bomber were to argue that an “elusive” terrorist codenamed Abu Elias planted the bomb in December 1988, causing the deaths of 270 innocent people.

Megrahi is now expected to identify the man behind this alias.

The ?Scottish?Sunday?Express tracked this man down to his home in the US, and he strongly denied having anything to do with the atrocity.

However, we can reveal that he has connections to at least two international?terrorists?and?a Palestinian terror group, as well as links to the US intelligence services.

Aug 31 09:54

Loan-Value Data Shows Ills Persist

The fair value of loans held by the nation's biggest banks continues to decline, indicating that credit markets have not yet turned around

Aug 31 09:53

M&A View: Surge Near, Bank Count to Be Halved

The number of U.S. banks could shrink by half in coming years, though a few stumbling blocks still are hindering much-needed consolidation.

That was the consensus of analysts participating in an American Banker roundtable this month in New York.

Aug 31 09:51

If Americans Knew What Israel Is Doing! VIDEO WAS CENSORED!

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"If you don't give us white phosphorus to pour on the Gazan children, we'll tell the world who really> did 9-11!!!!

Aug 31 09:46

The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11

The New York Times reported Thursday that a group of five men had set up video cameras aimed at the Twin Towers prior to the attack on Tuesday, and were seen congratulating one another afterwards. (1)

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The cameras were set up PRIOR TO THE ATTACK!

The cameras were set up PRIOR TO THE ATTACK!

The cameras were set up PRIOR TO THE ATTACK!

How did these Israelis know the planes were going to hit the WTC enough in advance to get their cameras into position?

Aug 31 09:43

Israel Accelerating Settlement Growth in East Jerusalem

In a report issued today, Israeli peace group Ir Amim cautioned that even as the US was negotiating with Israel on a possible settlement freeze, the nation was dramatically accelerating the growth of settlements in East Jerusalem, a move the group cautioned was an “urgent threat” to the prospect of a negotiated settlement with the Palestinian Authority, which has sought East Jerusalem as its capital.

The report went on to note that though the expansion activity was largely being done by private groups, they were part of “a strategic move, coordinated and facilitated by national governmental units” to implant a Jewish population “precisely in the areas of the most intense dispute in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”

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The Israeli government does not want peace; it wants territory, and by any means necessary.

Unfortunately, President Obama appears to be catastrophically impotent in preventing this massive expansion in East Jerusalem, which is going to make him appear weak to any and all Arab heads of state.

And that means any potential peace deal for the region is, yet again, dead on arrival.

Aug 31 09:42

FLASHBACK - 9-11 - Woman Waving From WTC 1 Impact Area

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The official story is that this woman is standing in the middle of a raging jet-fuel inferno sufficient to melt the steel frame of the World Trade Towers. Since glass melts at a far lower temperature, the windows should be liquid and pouring down the side of the building as well.

... if you believe the official story.

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Aug 31 09:39

Fraud Claims Soar as Karzai Moves Closer to Vote Win

Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) issued a new set of vote results today, showing President Hamid Karzai inching further ahead of his chief rival Abdullah Abdullah with about 35% of the votes counted, and nearing the majority of votes needed to avert a run-off vote.

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This was not an election, but a "re-appointment" of Hamid (Unocal) Karzai to do the bidding for the US and NATO in the coming years, no matter how much continued misery it means for the Afghan people particularly its women.

Aug 31 09:38

FLASHBACK - The 9/11 WTC Fires: Where's the Inferno?

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The official story is that the World Trade Towers were engulfed in an inferno sufficient to melt steel, yet people are clearly seen standing in the gaps made by the aircraft, and the glass windows, which would melt at a far lower temperature than the steel, remain solid.

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Aug 31 09:35

Nato tankers blown up in Pakistan

Suspected militants have blown up more than 20 vehicles carrying Nato supplies from Pakistan's Karachi port to Kandahar in Afghanistan, police said.

In the latest incident late on Sunday, militants detonated remote-controlled explosives to destroy more than 20 oil tankers and trailers.

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Pakistan is the next target in the "war on terror", and I would almost be willing to bet a plugged nickel that the NATO response will be to blow up an entire community of non-combatants, allegedly to get one "perp" as the response to this act.

This will, of course, accomplish two things, and two things only: killing a lot of innocent people, and radicalizing those left standing even further from the US, NATO, and the Zardari government.

Aug 31 09:31

FLASHBACK - Odigo Says Workers Were Warned of 9/11 Attacks

Odigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen, and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to find the original sender of the message predicting the attack.

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Aug 31 09:30

FLASHBACK - All 9/11 Airports Serviced by One Israeli Owned Company

The point of the article was that ICTS knew shoe bomber Richard Reid was dangerous, but allowed him on board a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris. Maybe they did and maybe they didn't. But the idea that an Israeli owned company had inside access to the airport used to launch an abortive terror attack brought to mind the strange message Odigo Systems, another Israeli owned company with offices near the World Trade Towers, received that warned of the impending attacks before the hijacked planes had even left the ground.

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Aug 31 09:27

FLASHBACK - The Secret Service at Booker Elementary: The Dog That Did Not Bark

The Secret Service should be in that video, but they are not. It is clear from their inaction that they KNEW FOR A FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT A TARGET OF ONE OF THE HIJACKED PLANES. The intended targets of the planes had to have been known.

The dog did not bark because the criminal was its master.

Quod Erat Demonstradum, the Bush administration was part of the 9-11 plot.

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Aug 31 09:27

FLASHBACK - The Fake 2001 bin Laden Video Tape

A German TV show found that the White House's translation of the video was
inaccurate and "manipulative".
Bin Laden even praised two live 'hijackers' - Wail M.
Alshehri
and Salem Alhazmi. Why didn't he know the
names of hijackers he personally chose?

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Aug 31 09:23

FLASHBACK - The "Pod People" And The Plane That Crashed Into the Pentagon

Right now, government shills are working hard to trick web sites into running the claim that a passenger jet did not really hit the Pentagon.

This is an old intelligence trick called "Poisoning the well", the intentional promotion of lies to blend with an embarrassing truth to discredit it. The government shills are trying to conceal real news stories such as the Israeli Spy Ring and its connections to the attacks on the World Trade Towers. So, we get hoax stories poured onto the net by government propagandists, to be used by the media to attack the credibility of anyone who dares doubt the official story.

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The claim that a passenger jet did not hit the Pentagon was fabricated by the US Government to give the media an easy handle to ridicule all questions of the official 9-11 story and sure enough,
tonight's National Geographic "Gee aren't they all such silly people" 9-11 special focuses on this very aspect of the story.

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Aug 31 09:22

Mexico and Argentina move towards decriminalising drugs

Argentina and Mexico have taken significant steps towards decriminalising drugs amid a growing Latin American backlash against the US-sponsored "war on drugs"

It followed Mexico's decision to stop prosecuting people for possession of relatively small quantities of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs. Instead, they will be referred to clinics and treated as patients, not criminals.

Brazil and Ecuador are also considering partial decriminalisation as part of a regional swing away from a decades-old policy of crackdowns still favoured by Washington.

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As has been seen in Portugal, this approach does tend to cause drug use to go down significantly, and seems to be a reasonable and enlightened policy.

Of course, because it is a reasonable and enlightened approach, such a drug policy will never see the light of day in this country.

Aug 31 09:17

FDIC Offers Billions In Guarantees For Buyers Of Failed Banks

As the Wall Street Journal reports this morning, in what are called a "loss-share" agreements, buyers of failed banks are getting billions of dollars in government guarantees to snatch up the bank's bad assets. To entice buyers, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is offering to cover around 80 percent of the losses associated with buying a bank. The result, the WSJ points out, is a massive subsidy to the private equity industry, and a huge risk to the American taxpayer.

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Kind of like insuring the Titanic after it hit the iceberg!

Aug 31 09:15

Rep. Frank eyes Fed audit, emergency lending curbs

Rep. Barney Frank, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, said he plans legislation to restrict the Federal Reserve's emergency lending powers and subject the central bank to a "complete audit."

At a recent town hall meeting, Frank said the House would pass a bill to use an audit to crack open the central bank's books more widely, but in a way that will not encroach on the central bank's monetary policy independence.

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This sounds like Barney Frank wants to hijack Ron Paul's audit of the Fed to make sure only some of the Fed gets audited.

Aug 31 09:14

FLASHBACK - Artificial Sweeteners Confound the Brain; May Lead to Diet Disaster

If that theory plays out, there could be implications for those who use artificial sweeteners as a weight-control aid. Recent research indeed suggests a correlation between artificial sweetener intake and compromised health. In one large survey, diet soda consumption was found to be associated with elevated cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk. A different study reveals a possible mechanism behind this effect: rats that were fed artificially sweetened yogurt in addition to their regular feed ended up eating more and gaining more weight than rats that ate yogurt with real sugar. The study’s authors suggest that exposure to an artificial sweetener may undermine the brain’s ability to track calories and to determine when to stop eating.

Aug 31 09:13

US general sends Afghan war review to Pentagon

A NATO statement released Monday said U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal reports the situation is "serious" but that success is achievable. McChrystal says success demands a revised strategy, commitment and resolve.

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"...success is achievable."?!?!?!?

One has to wonder just precisely General McChrystal defines "success" in the context of this seemingly intractable war.

Aug 31 09:11

Want Proof Foreign troops are here now?! Watch.

Aug 31 09:00

Not quite as 'special' an alliance

Tony Blair is alleged to have once told the British ambassador to the US to lodge himself up the arse of the administration and to stay there.

These days, our man in Washington would be hard pressed to find room to enter with only the soles of the shoes of both Blair and Gordon Brown visible from the presidential rear end.

Aug 31 07:51

Dick Cheney Says "Illegal" Torture was Legal

This guy is a nut job!

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