In comments yesterday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed to lay the ground – indeed almost provide a green light – for an Israeli military attack on the upcoming Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which will include the US Boat to Gaza.
A gullible portion of the electorate here in the Homeland and a gullible slice of the entire world expected a great deal from Barack Obama. But anyone who paid close attention to his run for the White House, and who managed not to succumb to the promise of hope that radiated out from the Rorschach figure Obama then was, expected nothing more than a Clintonite Restoration with cosmetic changes.
(Gilad Atzmon: I perform with Sarah and produce her music for a few years. Sarah is an incredible talent: singer song writer, poet and a thinker. Check her out and take a look at the video.) Sarah Gillespie: Over a year ago I went to see Andy Worthington and Polly Nash’s brilliant documentary 'Outside the Law, Stories from Guantánamo'. I wrote a paper about it here. It is the kind of film you can’t shake off. It leaves you with a lingering sense of what it might mean to be arbitrarily captured, tortured, humiliated and left without any plausible hope of reprieve. It evokes the cataclysmic trauma and despair, the heavy grief of all those stolen years.
One woman's personal ordeal describes how her husband was jailed following a military trial. For the first time in its history, Bahrain has embarked on mass military trials of hundreds of civilians on fatuous charges of crimes against the state. While more than 1,000 remain in detention, the opposition estimates that 400 are going through the process of military trials and 100 have been convicted so far. The swift summary justice churned out in these tribunals are a throwback to early 20th century Stalin show trials, designed to punish and humiliate dissenters. One of those being tried is my husband, Ghazi Farhan. On June 21, he was sentenced to three years imprisonment.
Gerald Celente : The IMf is the International Mafia Federation they're nothing more than the loan sharks of the last resort they're either raping a person or raping a country , people are never going to feel free until we break the banks , break the banks and bring down the bigs or else you are just going to be a chained slave to the system because they got you where they want you , The Banks are the Mafia or Mafias ...
Last week Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen swooned, “I love John Bolton” after Bolton informed the Committee: “I’ve argued for [military strikes against Iran] for about three and a half years. Absent military action against Iran’s nuclear weapons program, Iran will have weapons much sooner rather than later. It’s a big mistake to conclude, as I believe the Administration has, that a nuclear Iran can be contained and deterred.”
Donald Trump stirred the pot regarding the Obama "birther" issue and the President reacted quickly, releasing the long sought after "long form" and effectively killing the issue. Trump opted for prime time over campaigning to be the POTUS; nonetheless, his stunt created a precedent for candidates to call out the president on issues and pressure him to respond.
Benjamin Fulford : there is a century long war behind the scenes over control of the process of making dollars , the process of creating money it is something that is very crucial and secret , a group of European aristocrats and American oligarchs illegally seized the right to create money from the traditional holders of these values for 2000 years and these would be the ancient royal families , it's about the creation of the federal reserve , the assassination of Kennedy etc....Benjamin Fulford ex Chief of Forbes magazine & author now spokesperson for Asian Secret Society opposing the Globalists Satanic Crime syndicate Illuminati / Bilderberg / Rothschild & Rockefeller cartel
The US could withdraw funding from the United Nations if its members decide to recognise and independent Palestinian state, a close ally of President Barack Obama has warned. Susan Rice, the American ambassador to the UN, said there was "no greater threat" to US support and funding of the UN than the prospect of Palestinian statehood being endorsed by member states.
Major earthquake with magnitude of 7.2 has struck off the coast of US state, near the remote Aleutian Islands. An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has struck the Pacific Ocean 172km east of Atka, Alaska, at a depth of about 40km, the US Geologic Survey (USGS) has said. The Alaska Earthquake Information Centre says the Thursday evening quake was felt through the central Aleutians and as far east as Dutch Harbor and Unalaska.
Noam Chomsky is one of the major intellectuals of our time. The eighty-two-year-old American linguist, philosopher and activist is a severe critic of US foreign and economic policy. Ceyda Nurtsch talked to him about the Arabic spring in its global context.
The major American and European oil conglomerates previously active in Libya are preparing to resume business in the event that the illegal NATO-led war achieves its objective of “regime change”, with Muammar Gaddafi forced from power and a more pliant administration installed in Tripoli.
If all goes as planned for the G-20 this year, leaders of the world’s most powerful economies will convene to issue bold proclamations, talk past each other, and quietly agree to do virtually nothing. The stakes might be a little higher now, though, as the political poker table will be stacked with millions of the world’s hungriest people. Guess who’ll come away empty handed?
While Israeli and US officials have worked to dissuade the Freedom Flotilla from setting sail to Gaza next week, the flotilla participants have vowed to go ahead with their plan to bring aid and support to the people of the Gaza Strip, who remain under an Israeli-imposed siege that began in 2007.
President Obama's speech violated one of his most important campaign promises: to "end the mind-set that leads to war." To the contrary, his announcement of a token shift of 10,000 soldiers leaving by the end of 2011, and maybe another 23,000 in another year, makes clear that his claim tonight that "the tide of war is receding" remains untrue. The enormous current deployment of 250,000 U.S. and allied military forces (100,000 U.S. troops, 50,000 NATO troops and 100,000 Pentagon-paid contractors) in Afghanistan continues, and reflects not an end but an embrace of the mind-set of war
Severe weather events are wracking the planet, and experts warn of even greater consequences. The rate of ice loss in two of Greenland's largest glaciers has increased so much in the last 10 years that the amount of melted water would be enough to completely fill Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes in North America.
Now that Washington has at least six wars cooking (in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, and more generally, the global war on terror), Americans find themselves in a new world of war. If, however, you haven't joined the all-volunteer military, any of our 17 intelligence outfits, the Pentagon, the weapons companies and hire-a-gun corporations associated with it, or some other part of the National Security Complex, America’s distant wars go on largely without you (at least until the bills come due).
With a bill that would ban invasive TSA pat downs in Texas set to be heard by the state legislature on Friday, the federal agency has indicated that it will take legal action to prevent the law being implemented, indicating that the government could once again resort to threatening Texas with a blockade that would impose a de facto “no fly zone” over the state. The House version of SB 29, a bill that would punish any TSA agent who “touches the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of the other person, including touching through clothing,” with a year in jail or a $4,000 fine, was initially shot down last month despite passing the Texas House unanimously after the Justice Department resorted to threats of financial terrorism in resolving to impose a federal blockade to prevent flights operating out of Texas airports.
North Carolina state weighs compensation in addition to apology, but for victims nothing can heal the scars. The US state of North Carolina has apologised to thousands of people who were forcibly sterilised under a programme undertaken to improve the genetic composition of the population. Now the victims have come forward to tell their stories to a state advisory panel that is considering how to compensate them. But money cannot heal the scars, some say.
A team of 130 British and French agents are reportedly on a one-million-pound-a-week, do-or-die deep undercover mission in Libya to get Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
American culture sends men and boys harmful messages about the penis, which can lead to terribly skewed -- and harmful -- expectations.
At the end of May the British press was filled with stories headlined "Gaddafi to be told to stand down or face Apache attack." As of this writing, the Apaches have attacked, but Gaddafi has not stood down. The Apache threat is a case study in the sterile but financially lucrative marriage of coercive diplomacy to surgical strikes by precision guided weapons. What passes for a war strategy in Libya is now a comic opera starring NATO as an understrength, self-referencing techno bully, who acts as if he is now so fearsome that he does not even need a carrot to go with his stick.
“Stay tuned –I can’t exactly say when we will be offering our silver contract,but rest assured it will be sooner rather than later.”This is according to my source at the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange,yesterday. While the Anglo American Empire is limiting it’s cattle from investing in precious metals like Domestic Terrorist von Nothaus,FOREX restrictions,and “conflict gold”, China is encouraging it’s citizens to buy metals. You can walk into any bank in China and buy gold and silver.
Iceland is free. And it will remain so, so long as her people wish to remain autonomous of the foreign domination of her would-be masters — in this case, international bankers. On April 9, the fiercely independent people of island-nation defeated a referendum that would have bailed out the UK and the Netherlands who had covered the deposits of British and Dutch investors who had lost funds in Icesave bank in 2008.
Iran is creating an alliance with non Anglo-American powers, Venezuela, Russia and China. When I put together the Sons of Liberty Academy 3 years ago,one of the signs I told people to look for was the rise of the anti-Hegemon. The combined power of states that that have historically been divided and conquered by the Anglo American Empire,will unite around the single cause of chopping down the Hyper Power. I even brought this up again in my article, The 3 Coming False Flags. These nations can topple the Anglo-American empire without firing a single shot. They don’t want to confront America’s military,but they will confront us every other way.
For their tax dollars –or euros -- they get universal health care, deeply subsidized education (including free university tuition in many countries), modern infrastructure, good mass transit and far less poverty than we have here at home. That may help explain why we have Tea Partiers screaming for cuts while Europe is ablaze with riots against its own "austerity" measures. And while we outspend everyone on our military, among the 20 most developed countries in the world, the United States is now dead last in life expectancy at birth but leads the pack in infant mortality—40 percent higher than the runner-up. We also lead in the percentage of the population who will die before reaching age 60. Half of our kids need food stamps at some point during their childhoods. There's certainly a modest difference in priorities dividing the Atlantic, but common sense suggests that we're the ones who have it all wrong.
A Jerusalem rabbinical court recently sentenced a wandering dog to death by stoning. The cruel sentence stemmed from the suspicion that the spirit of a famous secular lawyer, who insulted the court's judges 20 years ago, had been transferred into the dog's body.
Scientific experts believe Japan's nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public. "Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind," Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera. Japan's 9.0 earthquake on March 11 caused a massive tsunami that crippled the cooling systems at the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan. It also led to hydrogen explosions and reactor meltdowns that forced evacuations of those living within a 20km radius of the plant.
Plus, slideshow of 16 photos on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/billyclub/sets/72157626830472883/show/ On Monday, June 13, 2011, the AFL-CIO organized a rally in front of the “Newseum,” in Washington, D.C. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was inside via CBS holding a “town hall” meeting. Outside, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) spoke to the union activists ripping the Republican’s slash and burn budget measures and urging them to fight back before they destroy Medicare and give another tax break to their corporate cronies.
They Made The Whole Thing Up The real Osama bin Laden was someone few Americans knew anything about. He knew nothing of Al Qaeda, never planned 9/11, never advocated terrorism, not once, but he did make enemies. Bin Laden, in 2001, believed Israel would push the US into a war across the Middle East, a war that would go on for years.
It is unconscionable that Arab regimes remain silent and impotent as Bashar Al-Assad slaughters his own people. Hair-raising reports that keep coming out from Syria speak of the Syrian army, whose raison d’etre is to protect the country from external aggression, ganging up on Syrian population centers one after the other, using T-72 tanks, helicopter gunships and other lethal weaponry that would be used in real war between armies.
Thousands went on strike. Thousands came to protest. This was the Greek people telling their government: enough! When we arrived early in the morning, the atmosphere seemed calm, although there was an underlying air of menace as people approached us and told us to leave. The suggested destinations ranged from a nearby hotel to my native Scotland. Polite but insistent – it was clear some people did not want cameras there – a suggestion things were not going to pass off quietly.
Recent readings taken roughly 19 miles out to sea from the Fukushima nuclear power facility in Japan have revealed radioisotope levels ten times higher than those measured in the Baltic and Black Seas after the massive Chernobyl disaster. Because Fukushima is much closer to water than the Chernobyl plant is, the ongoing fallout there is shaping up to be far worse than Chernobyl, at least as far as the world's oceans are concerned, and time will tell just how devastating this massive disaster will be on the entire world as radiation continues to circulate around the globe.
The recent murder of a journalist in Pakistan has sent chills through journalistic circles. On Listening Post this week: Another journalist is murdered in Pakistan and the primary suspect is not an extremist group - it is the security forces. And sexism on Italian TV. Pakistan is currently considered the most dangerous place on earth to report from. In just over a year, 16 journalists have been murdered. But the most recent case has sent a chill through journalistic circles there. Syed Saleem Shahzad was an investigative journalist and the Pakistan bureau chief of Asia Times Online. When his body was discovered - bearing signs of torture - the chief suspect was not an extremist group but, according to other reporters, Pakistan's intelligence agency.
Modern Republicans have a simple approach to politics when they are not in the White House: Make America as ungovernable as possible by using almost any means available, from challenging the legitimacy of opponents to spreading lies and disinformation to sabotaging the economy.
Almost three months after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear disaster in Japan, new radiation "hot spots" may require the evacuation of more areas further from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility. Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency recently admitted for the first time that full nuclear meltdowns occurred at three of the plant’s reactors, and more than doubled its estimate for the amount of radiation that leaked from the plant in the first week of the disaster in March. “What they failed to mention is that they discharged an equally large amount into the ocean,”
U.S. babies are dying at an increased rate. While the United States spends billions on medical care, as of 2006, the US ranked 28th in the world in infant mortality, more than twice that of the lowest ranked countries. (DHHS, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics. Health United States 2010, Table 20, p. 131, February 2011.)
A fraud investigator helped expose the shocking world of multi-billion dollar drug laundering by American banks and the surprising lack of oversight by the Feds. Martin Woods, an Englishman in his mid-40s, is blessed with a Sherlock Holmes instinct and demeanor. Woods is an expert at sniffing out "dirty" money passing through International Banking Systems. A police officer for 18 years and later a detective with London Metro Police Agency, Woods capitalized on his unique expertise as a fraud expert by joining Wachovia's London-based Bank in March 2005 as an anti-money laundering officer.
Jim Tucker’s anonymous steering level Bilderberg inside source told him war in the Middle East is at the top of the elite’s agenda. Speaking with Alex Jones today, the long time Bilderberg sleuth said the elite believe the world is over-populated and war represents a partial solution. “They are unified on their war project,” said Tucker, citing his Trilateralist-Bilderberg source, “their rationalization the world is too crowded anyway, they have to limit the population growth, the one way to do it is with our wars. They have been emphasizing that all day.”
A growing chorus of Democrats and Republicans are pushing to have 15,000 soliders withdrawn soon, rather than 3,000. Nearly 100,000 American troops are in Afghanistan and with only three weeks left before US military forces are scheduled to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, the debate over the size and pace of that withdrawal has become increasingly intense. On one hand, the Pentagon, backed by prominent neo-conservatives and other hawks, insists that the 18-month-old "surge" of 30,000 US troops has turned the strategic tide against the Taliban.
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