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"What good fortune for those in power that the people do not think." --Adolf Hitler

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The Zionists represent the most dangerous thing that the human race has ever faced, and unless we begin to find ways to drive these bestial savages back into oblivion, then we are ALL doomed.



The Jewish Peril is real


The "Forgery" (Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion) is master-plan for vast restructuring of society, creation of a new oligarchy and subjugation of millions.

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US military spreading death

Friday, 31 October 2008

WMD in Iraq may kill Millions of Americans

Besides painting American sunsets red when they cross over the Atlantic, colossal Saharan dust storms bring loads of potentially dangerous Depleted Uranium dust used by the US military to the New World, according to scientists.

'Return to Sender'

The radioactive Weapon of Mass Destruction - Depleted Uranium (DU), used in Africa and the Middle East, some of which could cause brain disease and genetic damage, hitch rides on dust storm plumes that blow westward for thousands of miles, according to researchers.

Some researchers and campaigners are convinced that depleted uranium left in the environment by spent munitions causes cancer, birth defects and other ill effects in people exposed to it. Of course Governments and the military disagree, and point out that there is no conclusive epidemiological evidence for this.

But as the dust grains and their tiny stowaways settle down in the Western Atlantic soil and plants , they could pose health risks to people in Florida and the Caribbean, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA.

The seasonal storms, which peak in July, transport millions of tons of fine-grained dust mixed with DU (depleted Uranium) across the Atlantic each year, contributing to a reddish haze over much of the U.S. Southeast.

Rapid Return

The fine-grained dust particles serve nicely as air carriers for the upwardly mobile Uranium Dust, which ride on easterly trade winds more than 10,000 feet above sea level.

"Uranium Dust in the cracks and crevasses of dust particles may be shielded from ultraviolet rays," said Dale Griffin, co-author of a report in the June 14 edition of the journal Aerobiologia, in a statement.

The dust events are cyclical. From February to April, the waves of particles descend on the Amazon Basin. The winds then shift and from June to October the Caribbean and North and Central America bear the brunt of the storms, which take 5 to 7 days to make the transatlantic trip.

Griffin and colleagues tracked the storms using a NASA satellite that monitors world ozone levels. They compared the results with airborne pollutants in the Caribbean and found corresponding high levels of poisonous dust.

Florida receives more than half of all DU-laden dust in the United States. During major episodes, there could be a correlation with increased health risks in the state, the scientists cautioned. The brain is a 'target organ' for dissolved uranium.

Besides microbe and fungi passengers, the dust grains themselves are known to cause respiratory and allergic reactions. One study in the Caribbean revealed a 17-fold increase in asthma attacks during an increased period of dust transport. More on DU

Based on CNN and other News Outlets

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Has America the ‘Right to Exist’?

I have heard it for the entirety of my 61 years of life–Israel’s ‘Right To Exist’. In fact, in recent memory I have heard this phrase more than I’ve heard ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ or ‘Merry Christmas’ or even ‘Have a Good 4th of July’.

Israel seems to exist quite well. Her people have a very high living standard compared to the rest of the world. Israel has the most sophisticated armed forces in the Middle East, if indeed not the world. According to one of our former presidents, Israel is said to possess several hundred nuclear weapons and if we are to believe some of the things said by Israel’s leaders in recent years she is ready to destroy mankind if her leaders choose to do so.

Israeli’s live a very good life style, second to none. A swimming pool in every back yard on stolen land, plenty of food, jobs, stocks, cash, you name it. Their quality of life continues to grow and prosper every month of every year.

Now what I have a problem with is this–doesn’t the United States of America also have a ‘Right to Exist’?

Yes we do, but unfortunately that right is being taken away from us every second, every minute, every hour, every month and every year and all for the sake of Israel’s ‘Right To Exist’. What’s wrong with this story? Well, I’ll explain what’s wrong with it and believe me, its not that hard to figure out.

Israel’s ‘Right To Exist’ has virtually bankrupted the United States, and all of it off the backs of hard-working Americans for the last sixty years. We’ve given Israel untold billions of dollars NEVER TO BE REPAID, to say nothing of the military hardware in the billions we (I should say the United States) just flat-out gives them, including free training for their fighter pilots. More

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IMF plan: Impose a Central Banking World Dictatorship

In a lengthy interview in Le Monde datelined Friday October 31, the IMF's director general Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a new Bretton Woods sceptic, gave indications of his proposals for the upcoming November 15, G-20 summit in Washington.

DSK will propose a new plan for a world governance Global Regulation Strategy, openly inspired by Gordon Browns', and Ambrose Evans-Pritchards latest schemes.

The plan desperately aims to save the dead system by:

1) Injecting money into credit-crunched nations,

2) Increasing the power of the IMF to further impose their policies, as Gordon Brown is proposing;

3) 'Learn the lessons' of those bubble-based economic policies that have repeatedly helped destroy the real economy

4) Monitor the application of the new rules elaborated by the IMF using the Financial Stability Forum which regroups the major central banks.

Asked if the US would submit to such regulations, DSK says that "Many things are changing now. In different degrees, all nations, including the US, recognize that the market only functions if it is organized, and that one cannot expect any good of globalization if its defaults are not corrected."

DSK is among the 50 founding members of the Soros backed European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) headed by Tony Blairs' whizkid Mark Leonard, author of Perpetual Power: Why Europe will run the 21st century. Of course he does not intend that the people of Europe should run Europe, but rather, the British Oligarchy. Source

Jewish head of IMF, in 'stupid f**k up sex scandal'

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Moscow denies Pentagon claims of 'stolen' Russian nuclear weapons

Russia's Foreign Ministry denied on Friday claims by the U.S. defense secretary that large amounts of Russian nuclear weapons had been stolen or misplaced.

Speaking in Washington on Tuesday at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Robert Gates expressed concern that some Russian nuclear weapons from the former Soviet arsenal may not be fully accounted for.

"I have fairly high confidence that no strategic or modern tactical nuclear weapons have leaked beyond Russian borders," Gates said.

"What worries me are the tens of thousands of old nuclear mines, nuclear artillery shells and so on, because the reality is the Russians themselves probably don't have any idea how many of those they have or, potentially, where they are," he added.

"Such allegations are entirely groundless," the ministry's press and information department said in a statement.

"Despite all the difficulties that our country faced in the early 1990s, Russia maintained very high standards of ensuring the safety and physical protection of its nuclear arsenals," the statement said.

"In this respect, we would like to reiterate that in a joint statement on nuclear security signed by the Russian and U.S. leaders in Bratislava in 2005 both sides acknowledged that the protection of nuclear facilities in both countries meets modern norms and requirements," it said.

In his remarks, Gates also supported the necessity of new talks with Moscow on further strategic arms reductions, which have been advocated by both current U.S. presidential candidates, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama.

Negotiated and signed in 1991, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) is scheduled to expire on December 5, 2009. Under that accord, the United States and Russia have significantly reduced their number of nuclear warheads and delivery vehicles.

Many experts believe that if START expires without replacement verification measures, the two countries will be "flying blind" in their nuclear relations. RIA Novosti

Two Tons of U.S. Nuclear material missing. Source: Newsweek Magazine

1000 US N-weapons parts missing, During Zionist Dov Zakheim Time at the Pentagon says FT.com

'Al-Qaeda stole tons of Russian nuclear weapons to make one little dirty bomb' --White House/CIA/pentagon/Mossad/ZionistMSM

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Libya Ready To Host Russian Naval Base

Libya is willing to host a Russian naval base as a means of security against any possible U.S. attack, a Russian business daily said on Friday.

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi will pay an official visit to Russia at the invitation of President Dmitry Medvedev from October 31 to November 2.

The Kommersant newspaper cited a source close to the preparations for the visit as saying that the Libyan leader was planning to raise the naval base issue during talks with the Russian leadership.

"The Libyan leader believes that a Russian military presence in the country would prevent possible attacks by the United States, which despite numerous Libyan attempts to amend bilateral relations is not in a hurry to embrace Colonel Qaddafi," the paper said.

Russia desperately needs a naval base in the Mediterranean to establish a permanent military presence in the region. As a sign of a possible deal with Libya, Russian warships have recently paid a number of visits to the North African country.

A naval task force from Russia's Northern Fleet, led by the nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky, visited the Libyan capital, Tripoli, in October and the Neustrashimy (Fearless) missile frigate from Russia's Baltic Fleet has also recently called at Tripoli to replenish supplies.

Another Russian business daily, Vedomosti, said last week that deals to supply arms to Libya worth more than $2 billion could be signed during Qaddafi's visit.

Qaddafi, who has ruled oil and gas-rich Libya since 1969, last visited the Russian capital in 1985, before the breakup of the Soviet Union.

The paper also cited an official in the Russian Technology Corporation as saying that contracts had been discussed on the supply of 16 SU-30 MKI Flanker-H multirole fighters, T-90 tanks, and TOR-M2E air defense systems to Libya.

Libya's Soviet-era $4.6 billion debt was recently written off in lieu of a host of new contracts, the largest being a $3 billion deal under which the Russian Railways monopoly is to build a 554-km (344-mile) railroad in Libya.

The deal was signed when the then president and current prime minister, Vladimir Putin, visited the country in April 2008. More

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Zionist Sarkozy is King of Bling Bling

Nicolas Sarkozy, the Mossad agent turned president, is caricatured as "Le King of Bling Bling" in an animated YouTube clip which has become a hit in France.

Sarkozy, who is married to Carla Bruni, the model and singer, has been criticised for his 'flashy style' in wearing a large gold Rolex and Ray-ban sunglasses.

In the latest clip, the French leader can be seen surrounded by scantily-clad women, singing "I am the King of Bling-Bling" in the five minute video.

At the start of the film, Miss Bruni's voice can be heard before Sarkozy is seen driving through town in a sports car.

He is then seen wearing a lot of gold jewellery or "bling", smoking a cigar and clutching several mobile phones - before 'rapping' with glamorous women in a nightclub.

A spokesman for Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace said: 'We are not currently aware of any video of the president circulating on the internet.'

Mr Sarkozy is not known for his sense of humour and he recently tried to ban the sale of a voodoo doll in his image. However, a Paris court ruled people had a right to stick needles in his image in the name of "satire and humour".

Nicolas Sarkozy: The Voodoo Manual" kit costs €12.95 and includes a handbook and 12 pins. The blue-coloured doll shows Mr Sarkozy's face on a body covered with some of his most famous one-liners, including "get lost, you sad git" – his now infamous remark to a detractor at Paris' agricultural fair.

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US terrorist attacks kill 27 more civilians in Pakistan

Suspected American missiles slammed into two villages in northwest Pakistan, killing 27 innocent people in the latest American terrorist attacks on a sovereign nation .

US unmanned planes have fired at innocent people in Pakistan at least 17 times since mid-August, a marked increase in their frequency is straining America's seven-year alliance with puppets in Pakistan.

The United States rarely confirms their terrorist attacks by firing missiles from Afghanistan at a sovereign nation and the identities of those killed are also rarely made public. Locals have always confirmed that civilians, mostly women and children, are target of US terrorist attacks..

The first attack took place in Mir Ali village in North Waziristan after drones had been flying overhead for several hours. The drones fired twice, killing 20 people, an official said, citing reports from agents and informers in the field.

Around two hour laters, a second set of missiles hit a village in South Waziristan, killing seven people, including children, the officials said.

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Japanese General:Japan was not an aggressor in WWII

Japan's defence minister has dismissed his air force chief for claiming that the country was not an "aggressor" in the Second World War and was trapped into entering the conflict by the United States.

General Toshio Tamogami's essay, posted on the website of a Japanese hotel and apartment developer, was expected to spark anger in China and South Korea, where memories of Japan's wartime acts and colonisation run deep.

Beijing and Seoul say Tokyo has failed to properly atone for its invasion of the Korean peninsula, Taiwan and parts of China.

"His views are different from the government's. It is not desirable for him to stay in the job," Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada told reporters soon after the essay was made public.

In the essay, titled "Was Japan an Aggressor Nation?" Tamogami said it was "certainly a false accusation" to say Japan was "an aggressor nation" during the Second World War.

"The current Chinese government obstinately insists that there was a 'Japanese invasion,' but Japan obtained its interests in the Chinese mainland legally under international law through the Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War, and so on, and it placed its troops there based on treaties in order to protect those interests," he wrote.

He also claimed life under Japanese occupation was "very moderate" and cited a rise in the population on the Korean peninsula during Japan's 1910-1945 occupation as "proof that Korea under Japanese rule was also prosperous and safe."

Gen Tamogami also claimed that Japan was tricked into attacking Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941, by US President Franklin D Roosevelt. More

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Britain accused of betraying Georgia and handing victory to Russia

Britain is preparing to "sell" Georgia and hand a "victory" to Russia by agreeing to start talks on a partnership agreement between Moscow and the European Union, according to senior European diplomats.

This would amount to a return to "business as usual" and a "clear signal" that Russia had escaped any lasting diplomatic penalty for invading Georgia in August, they said.

Only eight weeks ago, Gordon Brown helped persuade other European leaders to punish Russia for its strike into Georgia by postponing talks on a new "Partnership and Cooperation Agreement" with the EU. Aside from verbal condemnation and a general review of the EU's relations with Moscow, this was the only tangible counter-measure imposed on the Kremlin after the war.

Both the Prime Minister and David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, reaffirmed Britain's position during a European summit two weeks ago.

Yet European diplomats say that Britain has changed its stance. France, which holds the EU's rotating presidency, is expected to press for starting the talks with Moscow. British officials are said to have privately told other governments that London will not oppose this move.

A senior diplomat from a Central European country recalled how Mr Miliband visited Georgia shortly after the Russian invasion.

"That was the David Miliband we liked. But the signals we hear right now are that somehow the position has changed," he said.

President Nicolas Sarkozy of France will host an EU-Russia summit in Nice on Nov 14. This event could clear the way for negotiations with the Kremlin.

"Miliband was so strongly in favour of us from the first days of the conflict. Now he is making a U-turn within two weeks just to please Sarkozy. What happened in this world that caused this change?" asked the diplomat.

"Sarkozy wants to have a good summit. He's an Emperor, he's trying to celebrate his victories, he's trying to say that Russia is doing everything it's supposed to do, which is nonsense." More

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Rabin's assassin says influenced by Sharon

Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, in his first interviews since the 1995 killing, said he shot the Israeli prime minister because Ariel Sharon and other hawkish ex-generals warned Rabin's land-for-peace deal with the Palestinians would bring disaster.

Yigal Amir fatally shot Rabin at the end of a peace rally in Tel Aviv on Nov. 4, 1995. He considered Rabin a traitor for signing the 1993 Oslo peace accord with the Palestinians, agreeing to return land Israel had captured in wars.

Amir told Israel's Channel 10 TV he was spurred into action by comments from Sharon, Rehavam Zeevi and Rafael Eitan. At the time of the killing, all three were leading right-wing politicians with long, distinguished military careers.

Asked who had an impact on his decision to kill Rabin, Amir replied: "Sharon, Raful, Gandhi, all of the people who understand the military and said this agreement would bring a disaster." He referred to Eitan and Zeevi by their respective nicknames, Raful and Gandhi.

Sharon went on to become prime minister from 2001 to 2006 and in 2005, ended Israel's 38-year occupation of the Gaza Strip before he was rendered comatose by a stroke. Zeevi was assassinated by a Palestinian militant in 2001, and Eitan was killed when he was washed into a stormy Mediterranean in 2004.

Excerpts of Amir's interview were broadcast for the first time on Thursday and were to be aired in full on Friday. Later in the day, however, the station decided not to broadcast the full interview after the excerpts set off an uproar for giving exposure to Amir. The interview was a violation of a prisons service ban on Amir talking to the media. Channel 2, which also interviewed Amir, scrubbed its planned Friday broadcast as well. More

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If Americans Knew What Israel Is Doing

VIDEO WAS CENSORED!

"It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power -- and duty -- to bring a resolution." - http://ifamericansknew.org/


The Werewolves Of The Hebron Hills



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FCC Probe Shows How Obama Will Crush Dissent

A Federal Communications Commission investigation of on-air military analysts is providing a glimpse of what Democrats and an Obama administration will do to critics once they capture Washington.

The FCC has sent letters to some of the nation's most prominent military analysts -- some of them pro-President Bush and pro-war -- suggesting they may have broken the law when they appeared on television stations to comment on and explain the war on terrorism.

The FCC investigation raises the question of whether a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House next year will investigate -- and perhaps criminalize -- all sorts of actions taken by the Bush administration. Obama is leading in all presidential polls, while Democrats are set to greatly increase their hold on the House and Senate.

The FCC letters came at the behest of two House Democrats, who say the analysts parroted on air the private briefings they received at the Pentagon. This may have broken the law, the lawmakers said.

The probe is sending chills through the ranks of military commentators, some of them decorated war heroes who share their expertise with millions of lay viewers. They see it as one in a series of moves the Left is making to intimidate and shut up its critics. More

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Nuke missile silo fire went undetected

A fire caused $1 million worth of damage at an unmanned underground nuclear launch site last spring, but the Air Force didn't find out about it until five days later, an Air Force official said Thursday.

The May 23 fire burned itself out after an hour or two, and multiple safety systems prevented any threat of an accidental launch of the Minuteman III missile, Maj. Laurie Arellano said. She said she was not allowed to say whether the missile was armed with a nuclear warhead at the time of the fire.

Arellano said the Air Force didn't know a fire had occurred until May 28, when a repair crew went to the launch site—about 40 miles east of Cheyenne, Wyo., and 100 miles northeast of Denver—because a trouble signal indicated a wiring problem.

She said the flames never entered the launch tube where the missile stood and there was no danger of a radiation release.

The fire, blamed on a faulty battery charger, burned a box of shotgun shells, a shotgun and a shotgun case that were kept in the room, Arellano said. A shotgun is a standard security weapon at missile silos.

Arellano said the battery chargers at all U.S. missile launch site have been replaced.

She said the incident wasn't reported sooner because of the complexity of the investigation.

The damage from the fire was estimated at $1 million, including the cost of replacing damaged equipment and cleanup.

An Air Force report of the incident released Thursday found flaws in the technical orders for assembling battery charger parts, inspection procedures and modifications of the launch complex ventilation system. It was also critical of the presence of flammable materials. More

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Paul: US election not democratic

Congressman Ron Paul has criticized the election system in the US, saying that the system is not very democratic for third parties.

In an exclusive interview with MSNBC, the former Libertarian Party’s nominee for president in 1988 also said that he had no other way except becoming a Republican candidate in 2008.

When asked why he did not try to be the nominee of the Constitution Party or the Libertarian Party in 2008, Paul said, “Mainly because the laws are very biased against some people doing that.”

“Some won’t even allow you to do it. The system is not very democratic for third parties and alternate choices. All the rules and all the laws are written by Republicans and Democrats, and it’s very hard to get into debates,” he added.

“If I hadn’t been in the Republican primary, I wouldn’t get into the debates. It’s very hard to get on ballots, although they’ve done relatively well. It takes a lot of money. They’ll spend half their money just getting on ballots. The system is very biased against competition.”

He added that a large number of Americans do not have a good choice in the November 4 election.

Criticizing two presidential candidates, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, Paul said that both candidates supported the same foreign and monetary policy.

“Unfortunately, the two major candidates aren’t even talking about Syria, Pakistan, and the things that are important,” he concluded. Press TV

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Scandal of six held in Guantanamo even after Bush plot claim is dropped

In the dying days of the Bush administration, yet another presidential claim in the “war on terror” has been proved false by the withdrawal of the main charge against six Algerians held without trial for nearly seven years at Guantanamo prison camp.

George Bush’s assertion in his 2002 State of the Union address – the same speech in which he wrongly claimed that Saddam Hussein had tried to import aluminium tubes from Niger – was that “our soldiers, working with the Bosnian government, seized terrorists who were plotting to bomb our embassy [in Sarajevo].” Not only has the US government withdrawn that charge against the six Algerians, all of whom had taken citizenship or residence in Bosnia, but lawyers defending the Arabs – who had already been acquitted of such a plot in a Sarajevo court – have found that the US threatened to pull its troops out of the Nato peacekeeping force in Bosnia if the men were not handed over. According to testimony presented by the Bosnian Prime Minister, Alija Behman, the deputy US ambassador to Bosnia in 2001, Christopher Hoh, told him that if he did not hand the men to the Americans, “then let God protect Bosnia and Herzegovina”.

That such a threat should be made – and the international High Representative to Bosnia at the time, Wolfgang Petritsch, has also told lawyers it was – shows for the first time just how ruthless and unprincipled US foreign policy had become in Mr Bush’s “war on terror”. By withdrawing their military and diplomatic support for the Bosnian peace process, the Americans would have backed out of the Dayton accord which they themselves had negotiated. Then the Bosnian government would have lost its legitimacy and the country might have collapsed back into a civil war which claimed the lives of tens of thousands of civilians and involved mass rape as well as massacre. The people of Bosnia might then have endured “terror” on a scale far greater than the attacks of al-Qa’ida against the United States. More

CIA officers could face trial in Britain over torture allegations

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Intelligence chief sees growing potential for conflict

The risk of international conflict will increase in the next two decades as China, India and Russia become major powers and competition for resources grows, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday.

The next 20 years of transition to a new international system will be fraught with risks and challenges with the rise of emerging powers and a historic transfer of wealth and economic power from West to East, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell told an intelligence conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

"Strategic rivalries are most likely to revolve around trade, demographics, access to natural resources, investments and technological innovation," McConnell said in a transcript of a speech provided by his office.

If current trends persist, by 2025, China will be en route to becoming the world's largest economy, a major military power and likely the world's largest importer of natural resources, McConnell said.

India and Russia would be close behind with more wealth and power, he said.

Economic and population growth will put increasing pressure on a number of strategic resources, such as energy, food and water.

"Just think about it: 1.4 billion people without these basic necessities will create significant tensions on the globe, tensions that world bodies and larger states will have to contend (with)," McConnell said.

"Given the confluence of factors from a new global international system, increasing tension over natural resources, weapons proliferation, things of this nature, we predict an increased likelihood for conflict," he added.

The official, who briefs the U.S. president daily on intelligence matters, said his agency had met with the two major presidential candidates, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, focusing mostly on terrorism.

McConnell said that immediately after Tuesday's election, the president-elect would start getting full daily intelligence briefings. Reuters

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Putin: We must end monopoly in world finance

The Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, has called for a complete overhaul of the world’s financial system in order to guarantee stability and ensure progress. He was speaking in Astana in Kazakhstan, where the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is meeting to in discuss the global financial crisis.

The organisation, which comprises Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, is widely seen as a counter-weight to NATO’s influence in Eurasia. It is primarily concerned with security issues. This time, however, the sides are discussing how to develop social and economic cooperation.

At the beginning of his speech at the SCO Council of Prime Ministers, Vladimir Putin stressed the role the SCO countries should play in the changing world political and economic landscape.

“We now clearly see the defectiveness of the monopoly in world finance and the policy of economic selfishness. To solve the current problem Russia will to take part in changing the global financial structure so that it will be able to guarantee stability and prosperity in the world and to ensure progress,” he said.

He also named projects in transportation, telecommunications and modern technology as priorities of the SCO and spoke in favour of mutual space programmes.

While in Kasakhstan, the Russian prime minister is also expected to discuss the formation of a customs union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan with Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. Russia Today

World Tires of Rule by Dollar

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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Big Dog Backs Barack, Gore To Follow

It took awhile--ok, a long while--before Bill Clinton hit the trail with Barack Obama. But the timing couldn't have been better for Obama, following his brilliant mini-documentary/paid advertisement and six days before the election, with early voting well under way in states like Florida.

At this moment in the campaign, there is no more important validator for Obama than the Big Dog. He reassures wavering Hillary supporters and lends gravitas to the Democratic presidential nominee. "This man should be our president," Clinton told the 35,000 gathered outside of Jacksonville near midnight. "All of our president."

As is his penchant, Clinton spent most of his remarks focused on policy matters, swiftly dismissing John McCain's desperate attacks on "Barack the redistributionist." More

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"A Second 9/11": An Integral Part of US Military Doctrine

For several years now, senior officials of the Bush administration including the President and the Vice President have intimated, in no certain terms, that there will be "a Second 9/11".

Quotations from presidential speeches and official documents abound. America is threatened:

"The near-term attacks ... will either rival or exceed the 9/11 attacks... And it's pretty clear that the nation's capital and New York city would be on any list..." (Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge, December 2003)

"You ask, 'Is it serious?' Yes, you bet your life. People don't do that unless it's a serious situation." (Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, December 2003)

"... Credible reporting indicates that Al Qaeda is moving forward with its plans to carry out a large-scale attack in the United States in an effort to disrupt our democratic process... (Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge, 8 July 2004)

"The enemy that struck on 9/11 is weakened and fractured yet it is still lethal and planning to hit us again." (Vice President Dick Cheney, 7 January 2006)

"We are still a nation at risk. Part of our strategy, of course, is to stay on the offense against terrorists who would do us harm. In other words, it is important to defeat them overseas so we never have to face them here. Nevertheless, we recognize that we've got to be fully prepared here at the homeland." (President George W. Bush February 8, 2006)

"Our main enemy is al Qaeda and its affiliates. Their allies choose their victims indiscriminately. They murder the innocent to advance a focused and clear ideology. They seek to establish a radical Islamic caliphate, so they can impose a brutal new order on unwilling people, much as Nazis and communists sought to do in the last century. This enemy will accept no compromise with the civilized world.... (President George W. Bush, CENTCOM Coalition Conference, May 1, 2007) Read Article

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Planet's biggest Liar is Highest Paid Speaker

Bliar is the 'highest-paid public speaker in world'. TONY Bliar is estimated to have earned £12 million since leaving No10.

The former prime monster is believed to have agreed an advance of around £4.6 million for his memoirs to be published by Random House. But his biggest income is reported to be from his popularity on the international public speaking circuit.

One source in the speaking industry put the figure at more than £5.3 million, adding: "He is now probably the highest-paid public speaker in the world."

Washington Speakers Bureau has a two-year waiting list to book Mr Blair, according to the analysis of his earnings in The Times, with institutions prepared to pay up to £157,000 for a speech of around an hour and a half.

Private equity investor the Carlyle Group whose board has included former prime minister Sir John Major and the two presidents Bush is said to be keen to hire Mr Blair. Events include a conference of business experts in Europe in Paris next month, and a meeting in Dubai in February.

As a senior adviser to Wall Street bank JP Morgan Chase, Mr Blair is believed to earn up to £2 million a year, while his salary from Zurich Financial Services to work as an adviser on international politics and climate change is put at £500,000. As a former prime minister, he is entitled to a pension of £63,468 a year, as well as £84,000 to fund a private office. Mr Blair's spokesman disputed some of the figures but declined to comment on Mr Blair's personal finances.

The £12 million figure is six times more than he would have earned in his career as an MP. But questions are now being raised over whether Mr Blair's money-spinning activities are distracting from his work as the Middle East representative for the Quartet of America, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia. More

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Shocking proposal urges military leaders to attack major foreign power

According to reports out of top Chinese mainstream news outlets, the RAND Corporation recently presented a shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started with a major foreign power in an attempt to stimulate the American economy and prevent a recession.

A fierce debate has now ensued in China about who that foreign power may be, with China itself as well as Russia and even Japan suspected to be the targets of aggression.

The reports cite French media news sources as having uncovered the proposal, in which RAND suggested that the $700 billion dollars that has been earmarked to bailout Wall Street and failing banks instead be used to finance a new war which would in turn re-invigorate the flagging stock markets.

The RAND Corporation is a notoriously powerful NGO with deep ties to the U.S. military-industrial complex as well as interlocking connections with the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations. More

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Pakistan Tribesmen fire at USS Terror drones

Local tribesmen in northwestern Pakistan have opened fire at US terror drones and forced them to return back to Afghanistan, reports say.

Tribesmen in different parts of North Waziristan tribal region fired at US drones with heavy and automatic weapons and forced them to go back Afghanistan, local Geo TV said.

Unmanned US planes have recently conducted a series of cross-border strikes inside Pakistan. The US blames Pakistan for not doing enough in fighting for its 'war on terror' and its inability to contain Taliban insurgency in the tribal belt.

The attack follows a string of such operations on Pakistani soil by the US-led coalition forces based in Afghanistan, which Islamabad has condemned as violations of its sovereignty. The most recent missile attack, on Sunday, into an alleged militant compound in South Waziristan, killed at least 20 people.

The pilotless aircraft usually armed with Hellfire missiles have killed dozens of Pakistani civilians in recent months. It is said that the planes have carried out more than 34 strikes and intrusions into Pakistan in the last seven months.

Pakistan's upper house Senate adopted a resolution this week condemning cross-border missile attacks by the drones.

Also, Pakistani government on Wednesday summoned the US ambassador to Islamabad over the missile attacks inside its territory. PressTV

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Syrians rally against US Terrorist Attack

Thousands of Syrian people have staged a mass rally in Damascus to protest at a deadly US terrorist raid that killed 8 civilians in a Syrian village.

Syria strongly reacted to the US aggression, calling it a "terrorist attack" that resulted in the killing of innocent civilians.

Demonstrators waved Syrian flags and banners reading "No to American terrorism" and "American democracy: the killing of civilians at Abu Kamal," the border area targeted in Sunday's US raid.

"Colonialists, listen, the people of Syria will never be brought to their knees," chanted the protesters as they gathered in the heart of Damascus.

Security was boosted in the area in Damascus housing the US embassy, which was closed on Thursday due to the demonstration.

On Tuesday, the Syrian Cabinet wrote a scolding letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council, slamming United States' Sunday attack that killed the eight civilians including four children.

US-Syrian crisis intensifies, USS (Nest of spies) embassy may close

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Venezuela launches first satellite

Venezuela celebrates its first satellite launch in a bid to boost the country's technological developments and Latin American cooperation.

Venesat-1 Simon Bolivar, was launched on Wednesday from China's Xichang space center, Presna Latina reports.

The country's president Hugo Chavez congratulated Venezuelans on the achievement, calling it a 'vital event for sovereignty.'

The 400-million-dollar project, initiated in 2006, seeks to develop communication technology, telemedicine, distance learning and business cooperation for Venezela and South American states.

Evo Morales, the Bolivian President who also observed the Venesat-1 Simon Bolivar's launch congratulated Chavez on the achievement.

"The business of telecommunications won't be private anymore; it will no longer be for the exploitation of our peoples. Now the satellite will give us that human right," he said

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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

The End of International Law?

A parallel new Bush doctrine is emerging, in the last days of the soon-to-be-ancien regime, and it needs to be strangled in its crib. Like the original Bush doctrine -- the one that Sarah Palin couldn't name, which called for preventive military action against emerging threats -- this one also casts international law aside by insisting that the United States has an inherent right to cross international borders in "hot pursuit" of anyone it doesn't like.

They're already applying it to Pakistan, and this week Syria was the target. Is Iran next?

Let's take Pakistan first. Though a nominal ally, Pakistan has been the subject of at least nineteen aerial attacks by CIA-controlled drone aircraft, killing scores of Pakistanis and some Afghans in tribal areas controlled by pro-Taliban forces. The New York Times listed, and mapped, all nineteen such attacks in a recent piece describing Predator attacks across the Afghan border, all since August. The Times notes that inside the government, the U.S.Special Operations command and other advocates are pushing for a more aggressive use of such units, including efforts to kidnap and interrogate suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders. Though President Bush signed an order in July allowing U.S. commando teams to move into Pakistan itself, with or without Islamabad's permission, such raids have occurred only once, on September 3.

The U.S. raid into Syria on October 26 similarly trampled on Syria's sovereignty without so much as a fare-thee-well. Though the Pentagon initially denied that the raid involved helicopters and on-the-ground commando presence, that's exactly what happened. The attack reportedly killed Badran Turki Hishan al-Mazidih, an Iraqi facilitator who smuggled foreign fighters into Iraq through Syria. The Washington Post was ecstatic, writing in an editorial: More

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YOUR NEW PRESIDENT, ZBIG BROTHER

There is a real danger that, unaddressed, the frustration of choosing between a Communist illegal alien raised by a Communist sex pervert and a POW traitor who is a Soviet front man could lead to an epidemic of Acid Reflux Disease or even an outbreak of Restless Leg Syndrome.

The purpose of this modest piece is to reassure you. Stop tormenting yourself. Further self-flagellation is pointless. Your next President has already been selected. Didn’t you know? Sure, go ahead and vote if you like, if you have nothing else to do, if you don’t mind standing in long lines between Obamatron morons and McCrud zombies, but enjoy the reassurance of knowing that the powers above Ponzi Paulson and Helicopter Ben Bernanke and Co. have already made their choice.

He is Zbigniew Brzezinski. What? Who? Is this some kind of Polish joke? Sadly, it is not. The lustiest enjoyer of Polish jokes in my experience was a remarkably gorgeous Polish lady I knew many years ago in the Bay Area. Every couple of years, I would come through on a speaking tour and she would press me for the latest Polish jokes I had heard. Again Zbigniew Brzezinski is not one of them. He is not just a victim of partial vowel deprivation.

In 1970, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote a book entitled Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era (New York, Viking Press). Let’s browse through it to find out what Zbigniew is. Zbig dedicates the book to Ian, Mark and Mika, his kids. A nice touch, don’t you think? He’s a family man. Starting on page 72 of my Penguin edition, he explains “why Marxism represents a further vital and creative stage in the maturing of man’s universal vision.”

Marxism is “a victory of reason over belief. . . . To a greater extent than any previous mode of political thinking, Marxism puts a premium on the systematic and rigorous examination of material reality and on guides to action derived from that examination.” In other words, Marxism is a better system than our own. Marxism examines material reality and recommends action better than does the U.S. Constitution. More

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Russia's new nuclear attack submarine starts sea trials

The Amur shipyard in Russia's Far East said on Monday it had started sea trials of a newly built nuclear-powered attack submarine, which according to media reports may be leased to India.

The construction of the Akula II class Nerpa nuclear attack submarine started in 1991 but has been suspended for over a decade due to lack of funding. Akula II class vessels are considered the quietest and deadliest of Russian nuclear-powered attack submarines.

"The submarine, built under a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry, has been moved from the shipyard in Komsomolsk-on-Amur to a maintenance facility in the Primorye Territory and fitted with all necessary equipment. At present it is undergoing sea trials," a spokesman for the shipyard told RIA Novosti.

Indian media have reported on various occasions that the construction of the submarine was partially financed by the Indian government. India has reportedly paid $650 million for a 10-year lease of the 12,000-ton submarine.

According to Indian defense sources, Nerpa is expected to join the Indian navy under the designation INS Chakra in the second half of 2009.

The submarine will not be equipped with long-range cruise missiles due to international restrictions on missile technology proliferation, but India may later opt to fit it with domestically designed long-range nuclear-capable missiles.

However, a spokesman for the Amur shipyard earlier said that Nerpa differed considerably from the previous Akula-class submarines.

"Our Nerpa is fitted with more sophisticated navigation, sonar, and hydraulic systems," he said.

Russian state officials have categorically denied reports of a possible lease of a nuclear submarine to India. More

The “Caspian Sea Monster”

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Video of USS terrorist agression agaist Syria

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Pakistan summons US ambassador to order halt to cross-border raids

Pakistan's government summoned the US ambassador today to demand an immediate halt to missile strikes on its territory in the latest sign of escalating tension between the supposed allies in the War on Terror.

The Foreign Ministry said that it had called in Anne Patterson, the US envoy, following a sudden increase in attacks by unmanned American drones on suspected militant hideouts near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

“A strong protest was lodged on the continued missile attacks by US drones inside Pakistani territory,” the ministry said in a statement.

“It was underscored to the ambassador that the government of Pakistan strongly condemns the missile attacks which resulted in the loss of precious lives and property.

“It was emphasised that such attacks were a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and should be stopped immediately." More

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US must apologize to Iranians

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution says the US must apologize for its wrongdoings to the Iranian nation if it seeks closer Tehran ties.

Tehran and Washington severed diplomatic ties in 1979.

"The dispute [with America] goes beyond differences of opinion on a few political issues," said Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Wednesday.

Speaking six days before the US presidential election, the Leader said Iranian 'hatred' toward the White House is the result of US 'plots against the Iranian people over the past 50 years'.

Iran holds the United States responsible for a CIA-launched coup in 1953 against the then democratically elected prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddeq.

The coup marked the first successful CIA overthrow of a foreign government in history, in which the US restated its close ally Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi, the Shah, in Iran.

US Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has pledged to directly and diplomatically engage Iran should he take office; raising the prospect of closer Tehran-Washington relations.

According to Senator Obama, the means of diplomacy will only be used in talks over Iran's nuclear program. PressTV
Russia: US has no proof against Iran

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BBC finds evidence of Georgian ‘war crimes’


The British Broadcasting Corporation is reporting that it has obtained evidence suggesting that Georgia may have committed war crimes during its attack on South Ossetia in August. The BBC says it gathered the evidence during the first unrestricted visit to South Ossetia since the conflict.

Describing Georgia’s military assault as ‘reckless’, UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband said he had raised the ‘war crimes’ allegations with the government in Tbilisi.

The Georgian President, Mikhail Saakashvili, has denied that the Georgian army committed war crimes during its 5-day conflict with South Ossetian forces backed by the Russian military.

BBC correspondent Tim Whewell said in a radio programme that witnesses told him that Georgian soldiers shelled South Ossetian houses and targeted civilians trying to flee the fighting.

Whewell added that an international investigative organisation, Human Rights Watch, had also found evidence of the indiscriminate use of military force by the Georgian military. Russia Today

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World bank is going bust BP 6.4B in months

THE world’s bank — the International Monetary Fund — is going BUST and must be bailed out, Gordon Brown warned last night.

The IMF has only got £150billion left, it emerged — with dozens of countries queuing up for major handouts to keep afloat.

The PM urged cash-rich China and oil sheikhs to give hundreds of billions so the IMF can keep giving out funds — and stop it going bust.

Mr Brown said: “This may not be enough. It is becoming increasingly clear to me we cannot delay and we now need substantial additional resources in addition to the $250billion the IMF already has available.

“The big surplus countries — those that have got big reserves — are in a position to help most and we will be urging them to do so.”

The IMF’s role is to help countries stave off bankruptcy. It handed over £16.5billion to Ukraine this week and Hungary is also desperate for funds.

Dozens of others — especially in eastern Europe — will need big bailouts because of the global slump.

World leaders fear a Russian takeover move unless they are able to survive. China is cash-rich, having spent ten years banking profits in a special fund rather than investing them abroad.

Oil-rich countries in the Gulf are also able to plough funds into the IMF. The UK supplies five per cent of IMF cash, compared with China’s 3.7 per cent. More

Anger at BP profit of £6.4bn in 3 months

OIL giant BP sparked anger yesterday after posting its biggest ever quarterly profit of £6.4BILLION. The company made £70million a day between July and September — 148 per cent above the same period last year. More

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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Pentagon Advisors Warn Of Coming International Crisis

Veteran consultant echoes warnings from Biden, Powell

The chairman of a key Pentagon advisory panel has echoed recent claims by both Joe Biden and Colin Powell, warning that the next administration will face an international crisis within months of taking office.

Michael Bayer, chairman of the Defense Business Board and veteran Pentagon consultant announced during a public meeting late last week that the new President should “prepare for a likely first-270-days crisis.”

Accordingly, the Defense Business Board says the new administration should set a goal to win Senate confirmation of key Pentagon posts in the first 30 days of the inauguration, in order to have a full team in place to deal with such a contingency, an Inside Defense report reveals.

The incoming administration “must not wait until June” to get assistant secretaries confirmed and October for deputy assistant secretaries to be Senate confirmed, Bayer’s briefing (PDF) states.

Under the heading “First 270 Days” appears the following list of Presidents with crisis events next to their names: More

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FBI PAID INFORMANT 240G TO SPY ON DIX 'PLOTTERS'

Being an informant for the FBI in the Fort Dix terror investigation has paid well, a witness explained to jurors yesterday.

John Stermel, an investigator assigned to an FBI counterterrorism task force, spent yesterday morning on the stand detailing the role of informant Mahmoud Omar, who wore a wire for 16 months in the investigation of five men accused of planning to shoot soldiers at the Army base.

Defense lawyers say it was Omar who tried to plot an attack - not their clients.

For his help, authorities will recommend that immigration officials, who once were considering deporting Omar, offer him legal-resident status or perhaps even citizenship, Stermel testified.

By year's end, Omar will have received nearly $240,000 for his help - $185,000 in payments plus reimbursement for $25,000 in expenses and nearly $29,000 in rent.

Weekly payments of $1,500 began in August 2006, the month Omar went with one of the defendants, Mohamad Shnewer, to check out Fort Dix. More

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The Energy Non-Crisis

Deceptive title maybe but this is a not to be missed, a must watch a great documentary from a great whistleblower

Lindsey Williams, who has been an ordained Baptist minister for 28 years, went to Alaska in 1971 as a missionary.

The Transalaska oil pipeline began its construction phase in 1974, and because of Mr. Williams' love for his country and concern for the spiritual welfare of the "pipeliners," he volunteered to serve as Chaplain on the pipeline, with the subsequent full support of the Alyeska Pipeline Company.

Because of the executive status accorded to him as Chaplain, he was given access to information documented in his eye opening book, 'The Energy Non-Crisis.'

Lindsey Williams proves there's no peak oil and the on-going wars are nothing but Jewish Neocons crusades against Islam and Muslims... More

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General: Nato's Afghan forces 'hit limit'

A top British general and former commander of UN forces in Bosnia warns that the US-led forces in Afghanistan have "now reached their limit".

General Sir Michael Rose made his comments Tuesday when writing for the military think-tank, the Royal United Services Institute.

He said he believed there were not enough combat troops to enable NATO to uphold the momentum against Taliban fighters.

Instead, he suggested it was time to consider supporting the formation of local tribal militias to help stabilize the country. "By winning the support of the Pashtun tribes who live on both sides of the border and by developing a sympathetic understanding of their complex tribal systems, it should be possible to achieve security in the key eastern and southern areas of Afghanistan."

Rose, who has recently returned from Afghanistan, said that while the international community was clearly committed to victory, serious operational problems remained for NATO's mission.

Rose's comments echo other military commanders' recent warnings. Earlier, Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith, who has commanded British troops in Afghanistan for the past six months, said that coalition forces were not going to win the war and it was about reducing it to a manageable level of insurgency.

Also, last week, John Craddock, a US general and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, said that NATO's efforts in Afghanistan were "disjointed" and the political will in the fight against Taliban was wavering.


The British General's remarks come at a time when US, British and NATO forces experience some of the most violent attacks since the 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan. More foreign troops are now being killed in Afghanistan than in Iraq.

Over 230 foreign soldiers and more than 4,700 Afghans, mostly civilians have been killed by militants in Afghanistan so far this year. PressTV

USSA to drop Mullah Omar from blacklist

Mullah Omar was wanted by the US for harboring Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network.

The developments come at a time when US, British and NATO forces are experiencing some of the most violent attacks since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, i.e Defeated

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NKorea threatens to turn SKorea into 'debris'

North Korea, angry at a leaflet campaign by Seoul groups urging the overthrow of its leader, accused South Korea on Tuesday of planning a pre-emptive strike and threatened to reduce it to "debris" in retaliation.

The North's military said it would use a "more powerful and advanced" strike of its own if South Korea launched a pre-emptive strike.

"The puppet authorities (Seoul) had better bear in mind that the advanced pre-emptive strike of our own style will reduce everything... to debris, not just setting them on fire," it said in a statement carried by the state news agency, KCNA.

"It will turn out to be a just war... to build an independent reunified state on it."

The North's military described its pre-emptive capability as "beyond imagination, relying on striking means more powerful than a nuclear weapon".

The 1.1 million-strong military has for years deployed hundreds of conventional missiles targeting the South. More

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Bush Trying To Pardon His War Crimes

Guilty Verdict Delivered to White House!
Crimes Against Peace, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Other Criminal Acts and High Crimes in Violation of the Charter of the United Nations, International Law, the Constitution of the United States and Laws made in Pursuance Thereof.

George W. Bush - Terrorist in the White House

From CNN who supported Bush's crimes all the time:

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Monday, 27 October 2008

Barack Obama reignites fears of socialism

A radio discussion in which Barack Obama lamented failures to bring about ‘redistributive change’ as one of the ‘tragedies’ of history has reignited fears he will introduce socialist-style policies.

The interview has been seized on by John McCain’s campaign as proof that the Democratic nominee is a dangerous radical and that his recent hand comment to a plumber in Ohio that “when you spread the wealth around it’s a good thing for everybody” was not an innocent slip.

Mr McCain has made Mr Obama’s remark to the plumber, Joe Wurzelbacker, the centrepiece of his faltering campaign in its final days, lauding “Joe the Plumber” as the archetypal ordinary American at risk from high taxes designed to divert middle-class wealth to the poor.

In the 2001 discussion on with Chicago Public Radio, Mr Obama, then an obscure state senator and university law lecturer, was speaking about the US Supreme Court and noted that its history meant that “I’m not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts”.

Although his remarks were heavily analytical and academic, he spoke warmly of the notion of redistributing wealth, suggesting that there were other vehicles that the courts to achieve it.

Mr Obama said: “One of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organising and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that.” More

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Russia military offers Cuba air defence aid

Russia will offer to share its air defence expertise with Cuba when a military delegation visits the Caribbean island this week, Interfax news agency reported on Monday.

“The Russian and Cuban military will exchange experience in organising tactical air defence and in training officers,” Interfax quoted Russian Land Forces spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying.

The two sides will “discuss the prospect of training Cuban servicemen at the tactical air defence academies and training centres in Russia, using upgraded Russian-made military hardware,” Interfax quoted him as saying.

The delegation, led by the chief of Russia’s tactical air defence headquarters, Lieutenant General Alexander Maslov, will also look at “ways to strengthen relations between the Russian armed forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba,” Konashenkov was quoted as saying.

The delegation will be in Cuba from Monday until November 3, Konashenkov was quoted as saying. Reuters could not immediately reach Konashenkov for comment.

In 1962, Cuba became the focus of the deepest crisis of the Cold War after the Soviet Union installed missiles there, prompting a standoff with Washington. The island’s government remains hostile to the United States.

In the past few months, Moscow has stepped up contacts with both Cuba and Venezuela, another South American critic of the United States. Reuters

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Iran expands naval bases amid threats

Iran is set to expand its naval headquarters amid Western threats.
Iran says the country's military is set to expand its defensive fronts in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean.

The announcement by Iran's Deputy Army Commander Brigadier General Abdolrahim Moussavi came after the country's Armed Forces inaugurated a new naval base in the strategic port of Jask on Monday.

Describing the port of Jask as the main entrance to Iranian waters, Brig. Gen. Moussavi said the new naval base would act as a protective barrier against enemy infiltration.

The Iranian commander added that the country's Armed Forces have set up an 'impenetrable naval barrier' in the eastern parts of the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.

Moussavi also stressed the need for the expansion of Iran's military bases, arguing that, "In the past, our military had to brace itself for countering regional enemies. This is while today we are faced with extra-regional threats."

The Iranian commander's remarks come as Washington and Tel Aviv have threatened to launch military strikes on Iran, accusing the country of making efforts to build nuclear bombs.

Iran says its nuclear program is directed at the civilian applications of the technology, including the production of electricity to meet the demands of its growing population.

Tehran has warned that in the event of war, it would not hesitate in taking the necessary measures to protect its sovereignty - including the closure of the Strait of Hormuz - which connects the oil-rich region to high seas, supplying as much as 40 percent of the world's sea-transited crude oil. PressTV

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Syria warns US: an eye for an eye

Syria has warned the United States of retaliatory measures if Washington launches another incursion into the country's territories.

"We would defend our territories" if the US repeats such a "criminal and terrorist aggression" against Syria, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said on Monday, a day after US commandoes launched a cross-border attack on a small Syrian border town.

During the raid, the commandoes onboard four helicopters killed at least eight people, including four children in the village of al-Sukkiraya.

"We put the responsibility on the American government. Killing civilians in international law means a terrorist aggression," the Foreign Minister said in a press conference in London, after talks with his British counterpart David Miliband.

The US confirmed the attack on Monday, saying the invasion had been a 'successful' operation against 'foreign fighters' in Syria. PressTV

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Syria: US attack a serious aggression

Report: US choppers attack Syrian town

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New Defence Secretary John Hutton backs EU Army

The new Defence Secretary, John Hutton, has backed the creation of a European fighting force, provoking anger from some who claim it will stretch our Armed Forces further.

Mr Hutton said the plan, which is one of the main priorities of French president Nicolas Sarkozy during his six-month European presidency, was “perfectly sensible”, provided it did not impact on Britain’s standing within Nato or compromise currennt operations.

But the Conservatives said it risked undermining Nato, while military welfare campaigners questioned how the force would be funded.

In an interview aimed at showing a renewed Government commitment to Britain’s Armed Forces, Mr Hutton admitted that the current welfare situation for service personnel was “not as it should be”, with too few breaks between deployments, but insisted that services morale remained “extraordinarily high”.

Fresh from a recent trip to Afghanistan, he said the “poisinous cocktail” of Islamic extremism, 30 years of civil war, a thriving narcotics trade and powerful warlords mean British forces could remain committed to the country for “decades”.

He also echoed the call of the new head of the Armed Forces, General Sir David Richards, for a surge in Nato troop levels to be able to vanquish the Taliban.

"We are more than pulling our weight," he told the Sunday Times. "There has got to be a fair and appropriate sharing of the burden across Nato countries." More

US Military Chief Says NATO to Defend Baltics in Any Military Attack

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Sunday, 26 October 2008

'Flying syringe' mosquitos to deliver vaccines

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded 100,000 dollars each on Wednesday to scientists in 22 countries including funding for a Japanese proposal to turn mosquitos into "flying syringes" delivering vaccines.

The charitable foundation created by the founder of software giant Microsoft said in a statement that the grants were designed to "explore bold and largely unproven ways to improve global health."

The grants were awarded for research into preventing or curing infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and limiting the emergence of drug resistance.

They are the first round of funding for the Gates Foundation's "Grand Challenges Explorations," a five-year 100-million-dollar initiative to "promote innovative ideas in global health."

The funding was directed to projects that "fall outside current scientific paradigms and could lead to significant advances if successful," the Gates Foundation statement said.

"We were hoping this program would level the playing field so anyone with a transformational idea could more quickly assess its potential for the benefit of global health," said Tachi Yamada, president of global health at the Gates Foundation.

The Gates Foundation said 104 grants were awarded from nearly 4,000 proposals. The recipients included universities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and six private companies.

"It was so hard for reviewers to champion just one great idea that we selected almost twice as many projects for funding as we had initially planned," Yamada said.

Among the proposals receiving funding was one from Hiroyuki Matsuoka at Jichi Medical University in Japan.

"(Matsuoka) thinks it may be possible to turn mosquitoes that normally transmit disease into 'flying syringes,' so that when they bite humans they deliver vaccines," the Gates Foundation said.

It said Pattamaporn Kittayapong at Mahidol University in Thailand received a grant to "explore new approaches for controlling dengue fever by studying bacteria with natural abilities to limit the disease."

Founded in 1994, the Seattle, Washington-based Gates Foundation is the largest private philanthropical organization in the world. AFP

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CIA accused of sabotage in Thames

Naval historian says a Cuba-bound ship with British buses aboard was rammed in 1964 in an American plot

On a chilly October night in 1964, the shipping forecast warned of fog on the Thames. Just after midnight, an East German freighter, the MV Magdeburg, slipped out of her Dagenham dock and headed slowly down river. On deck were 42 Leyland buses bound for Cuba.

Coming the other way was the Yamashiro Maru, a Japanese ship, sailing empty. The ships met at 1.52am. The Magdeburg was making the tight turn around Broadness Point when the Yamashiro Maru ploughed into her starboard side at more than 10 knots, holing her below the waterline and pushing her across the river.

'It was an accident, an act of God,' insisted Keith Toms, a tug crewman on the Thames that night. And that was the conclusion. No one was killed, there was no inquiry, no one was accountable and only Leyland Motors, forced to replace the buses, suffered.

Now a historian has found documents that add weight to the suspicions of academics that the ship was rammed at the behest of the CIA - as part of an effort to sabotage anyone breaking the US embargo on Fidel Castro's Cuba.

With the Americans threatening to blacklist any shipowner breaking the 'transportation blockade', Leyland Motors decided to use an East German ship. It was in the maritime archives of the former German Democratic Republic that John McGarry found evidence given by Gordon Greenfield, the British pilot of the Magdeburg, stating that the Japanese ship broke international law by navigating the wrong way and giving misleading signals. The captain and pilot of the Yamashiro Maru refused to speak.

McGarry believes a crime was committed. More

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