Thursday, November 03, 2011

Center For Constitutional Rights: Bush Torture Indictment


Try as they might, Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rice, Rumsfeld, Powell, Wolfowitz, Feith, Blair and other criminals of these evil regimes are going to find themselves tried for War Crimes; they can write their exculpatory little books, give each other medals, hide in plain sight:  It matters not, they are all going down sooner or later

Center For Constitutional Rights

Synopsis

Switzerland

On February 7, 2011, two torture victims were to have filed criminal complaints for torture against former president George W. Bush in Geneva, who was due to speak at an event there on February 12th.  On the eve of the filing of the complaints, George Bush cancelled his trip.  Swiss law requires the presence of the alleged torturer on Swiss soil before a preliminary investigation can be open.  The complaints could not be filed after Bush cancelled, as the basis for jurisdiction no longer existed.

Rice, Cheney, Bush headed for War Crimes trials
These two complaints are part of a larger effort to ensure accountability for torturers, including former U.S. officials.  So on February 7, 2011, CCR publically released the "Preliminary Bush Torture Indictment."   This document presents fundamental aspects of the case against George Bush for torture, and a preliminary legal analysis of his liability for torture and a response to some anticipated defenses.   This document will be updated as developments warrant.  The exhibit list contains references to more than 2,500 pages of supporting material.

Canada
    CCR and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) lodged a detailed and lengthy indictment setting forth the case against former U.S. president George W. Bush with the Attorney General of Canada, urging him to open a criminal investigation against Bush for his role in authorizing and overseeing his administration’s well-documented torture program. Bush is scheduled to visit Surrey, British Columbia on October 20th, as a paid speaker at the Surrey Regional Economic Summit at the invitation of Surrey Mayor Diane Watts. The Indictment, which was submitted with an Appendix consisting of over 4,000 pages of supporting material, details the grave evidence that former President Bush sanctioned and authorized acts of torture, which violates Canadian laws and the international treaties that Canada has ratified. Consequently, the Canadian government has both the jurisdiction and the obligation to prosecute George W. Bush if he sets foot in Canadian territory.  

Status

    On September 29, 2011, CCR and CCJI delivered a letter and Indictment to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, urging him to prosecute George W. Bush for crimes of torture if he travels to Canada as scheduled on October 20, 2011.  On October 14, 2011, CCR and CCIJ sent a second letter to the Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General, again urging him to prosecute Geore W. Bush and indicating they will file private prosecutions on behalf of torture survivors in advance of the visit. On October 20, 2011, CCR and CCJI lodged the Information with torture charges against George W. Bush with the Surrey Provincial Court in British Columbia and within only a few hours of the filing the Prosecutor moved to have the proceedings stayed. 

Description

   There is global support for the victims of torture under the Bush administration to seek justice and accountability. 

Switzerland

    In February 2011, CCR worked with the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights to prepare the case in Switzerland, and had support from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).

Rove and Co. now confined to U.S., won't dodge Nuremberg
The individual complaints that were set to be filed in Geneva on February 7, 2011 were supported by a letter from more than 60 human rights organizations and prominent individuals calling for the prosecution of George W. Bush for torture, including former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Theo van Boven, UN Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy, and Nobel Peace Prize recipients Shirin Ebadi and PĂ©rez Esquivel. A number of the human rights organizations which signed on are facing the on-going harms of the “counterterrorism” policies advanced under the Bush administration and then adopted or employed in their own countries.

    Manfred Nowak, former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (2004-2010), was to submit an expert opinion on the complaints concluding that the conduct to which both plaintiffs were subjected constitutes torture, that Switzerland had an obligation to open a preliminary investigation, and that George W. Bush enjoys no immunity.

Canada

    In September 2011, CCR partnered with the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) and submitted a letter and Indictment to Canada’s Attorney General, urging him to prosecute George W. Bush for crimes of torture if he travels to Canada as scheduled on October 20, 2011. According to the Indictment,  former President Bush bears individual and command responsibility for the acts of his subordinates, which he ordered, authorized, condoned, or otherwise aided and abetted, as well as for violations committed by his subordinates, which he failed to prevent or punish. In particular, Bush is alleged to have authorized or overseen enforced disappearance and secret detention, extraordinary rendition, waterboarding, exposure to extreme temperatures, sleep deprivation, punching, kicking, isolation in “coffin” cells for prolonged periods, threats of bad treatment, solitary confinement, and forced nudity. 

War Criminals of Bush regime will not escape justic

One hundred and forty-seven countries, including Canada and the United States, are party to the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT), meaning that those countries have committed to promptly investigate, prosecute, and punish torturers. While the U.S. has thus far failed to comply with its obligations under the CAT, all other signatories are similarly obligated to prosecute or extradite for prosecution anyone present in their territory who they reasonably believe has committed torture. If the evidence warrants, as the Bush indictment contends it does, and if the U.S. fails to request that Bush be extradited to face charges of torture, Canada must, under law, prosecute him for torture.

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Video: The Assassination of Gaddafi


NATO, U.S. government caught in web of lies; overthrow Libyan dictator for oil, resources

Global Research TV
11/03/2011 

The killing of Muammar Gaddafi at the hands of NATO-backed, Al Qaeda-linked forces marks the end of a campaign expressly aimed at the assassination of a head of state and overthrow of a sovereign country in direct violation of international standards that have held sway since the Nuremberg trials at the end of World War II and the establishment of the Geneva Conventions.



    The NATO campaign, known as “Operation Unified Protector,” was a continuation of the US-led Operation Odyssey Dawn. It formally began on March 23rd, 2011 and was ostensibly an operation to enforce United Nations Security Council resolution 1973. From the outset, the NATO coalition partners insisted that the aim of the mission was not to assist a rebel insurgency in overthrowing the Gaddafi government, but to “protect civilians” in accordance with UN resolutions.

Treachery:  Obama kills old buddy for his oil
The real intention of the operation was revealed shortly thereafter, however, in a joint op-ed in the pages of the International Herald Tribune penned by Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy:

“Our duty and our mandate under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 is to protect civilians, and we are doing that. It is not to remove Qaddafi by force,” they wrote in their editorial. “But it is impossible to imagine a future for Libya with Qaddafi in power.[...]It is unthinkable that someone who has tried to massacre his own people can play a part in their future government.”

    Within a month, the true aim of the intervention to assassinate Gaddafi was confirmed when NATO forces bombed the personal residence of Saif Al-Arab Gaddafi, Muammar’s youngest son in an admitted attempt to kill the Libyan leader himself. While Gaddafi himself was not caught in the strike, his son and three of his grandchildren were killed in the bombing.

    Now it is confirmed that the strike that resulted in the death of Gaddafi was initiated, organized, coordinated and led by NATO and SAS forces. The attack began when Gaddafi was fleeing Sirte in a convoy of 75 vehicles. Drone pilots at Creech Air Force base in Nevada launched a round of Hellfire missiles from a Predator drone aircraft, destroying the lead vehicle and prompting a French bomber to release two laser-guided 500 pound bombs into the centre of the convoy. British SAS troops, meanwhile, coordinated the ground forces that eventually captured Gaddafi.

Goofy dictator was repeatedly sodomized before being killed
The news of Gaddafi’s death was greeted with elation by NATO leaders around the world and echoed by pundits and talking heads of every political persuasion. The ostensible justification for the entire campaign, however, the charge that Gaddafi was engaged in a “massacre” of his own people, has since been shown to be based on falsehoods, misrepresentations, and undocumented allegations.

    Find out more about the death of Gaddafi and the gears of the international "justice" system that was out to convict him from the start in this week's GRTV Backgrounder.

FULL TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=2994



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Panel advances bill aimed at stemming tide of prescription drug abuse


Not only does Obama, Clinton, Branson, Gates, Kissinger, other elitists want you to die, they want you to die in pain; rich sociopaths now wish to punish the "peasants" for living too long, using "their" resources, control who gets relief; anti-drug campaigns begin just like this propaganda piece

Boston Herald
By Matt Murphy
11/02/2011

For the second time in as many years, lawmakers are targeting prescription drug abuse,* this time with a comprehensive bill that would require doctors to participate in a prescription monitoring program and convene state health officials and physicians to review opioid prescribing practices.

    Aimed at cracking down on addicts who shop for doctors to prescribe medications that can be abused or sold illegally, supporters said the bill would help address a pervasive public health threat that has surpassed car accidents as the state’s leading cause of accidental death.

First step:  Threaten doctors who give painkillers with license loss
“Everywhere I’ve gone in the last seven to eight months I have come across a parent, a child, a friend, a relative of somebody who has suffered from prescription drug overdose and unfortunately a great many cases have resulted in death,” said Sen. John Keenan, a Quincy Democrat and co-chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

    Keenan’s committee voted unanimously Thursday to recommend to the House and Senate passage of a bill (S 996) based on eight proposals offered this session by former Sen. Steven Tolman, who recently resigned to become the president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. The bill was also based on proposals sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Malia - the House co-chair of the committee - Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, Rep. Robert Fennell and Rep. Nick Collins.

    “It became clear once I became chair of the committee how much work needed to be done, particularly on the issue of the diversion of prescription pain killers,” Keenan said.

    According to the Substance Abuse Committee, 50 people a month in Massachusetts die from opioid-related overdoses, including abuse of OxyContin, Percoset and Vicodin.

    A recent survey of parents conducted by the Partnership at DrugFree.org found 45 percent reported taking pain medication to self-treat conditions, 14 percent reported giving these medications to their children without a prescription and 60 percent did not know the active ingredient in pain killers was a drug similar to heroin.

Second:  Ad campaign to convince sheep they are addicts
A state law approved last year that went into effect in January expanded the state’s electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring program to include new classes of drugs, but left participation of doctors voluntary.

    “This goes even further. This will require physicians over the course of renewing their DEA license and their Massachusetts controlled substance license to become members. Right now it’s optional,” Keenan said.

    The proposal also breathed new life into the idea of a “Good Samaritan” law that would grant limited immunity from drug possession charges, but not drug trafficking or distribution charges, to drug overdose victims or witnesses after the idea was stripped from the 2010 bill.

    The Judiciary Committee has also endorsed a similar limited-immunity bill (H 2256) filed by Rep. Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley) at the request of a constituent who lost their daughter to a drug overdose about ten years ago.

    The couple’s daughter was at the apartment of a friend when she overdosed, but by the time she arrived at the hospital hours later, it was too late to save her. Her parents believe if a law akin to what is proposed had been in place, their daughter’s friend would not have been scared to call for help, according to a legislative aide to Peisch.

    “There is an increasing recognition of the fact the problem exists,” Peisch said, referring to people’s fear of calling for medical help.

    Peisch said she has spoken with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and they support the plan.

Third:  Push bullshit useless Big Pharma remedies
“The actual practice of most police departments is when they get a call for an overdose, not to prosecute, but to get the person treatment,” Peisch said. “Because that is not codified in law, many people are still fearful of prosecution.”

Sen. Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) pushed the “Good Samaritan” law last session as a piece of the prescription monitoring and bill. “There were some people concerned that we were legalizing drugs and that’s not the case at all. We’re trying to save lives,” Flanagan told the News Service on Thursday.

   Flanagan said she was optimistic this new bill would move forward for consideration this session.

    “If we were here 10 years ago, we’d be talking about heroin and crack. Today we’re talking about OxyContin, hydrocodone, anything, you name it. I think this is just a sign of the times, and that we’re really trying to crack down,” Flanagan said.

Four:  Watch and listen to patients die in agony without painkillers
Under the bill, doctors and hospitals would be required to notify the parents of minors under 18 who have been treated for drug or alcohol overdoses, and prescriptions for controlled substances would have to be written on a “tamper resistant” form. Pharmacists would also be given the authority to review customers’ prescription histories before dispensing a controlled substance, and would be barred from dispensing certain drugs prescribed by physicians outside of bordering states.


    The bill also has a significant public education component, requiring the Department of Public Health to produce pamphlets for physicians to distribute with every prescription of Schedule II or Schedule III drugs including information on the dangers of misuse and abuse, proper storage and disposal and addiction support resources.

Five:  Watch fools like Dr. Bob use anything they can get to kill pain
Under the bill, public defenders and certain court employees would also need to be trained in substance abuse.

Senate President Therese Murray said she was uncertain of the specifics in the bill, but said she was “very supportive” of efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse, noting a provision in a recently passed budget bill that allows for 90-day treatment commitments through the drug courts, as opposed to three, seven-day programs.

    “You need a prolonged period of time in a facility you can’t leave,” Murray said.

    Murray said she had a conversation with Gov. Deval Patrick and Speaker Robert DeLeo on Monday about the rise in addiction to prescription drugs, focusing on the importance of expanding drug courts across the state and bringing insurance carriers to the table to discuss the need for coverage for longer detoxification programs.

*  I get so fucking pissed off even thinking about this I could scream.  In this country, the government has caved in to the U.S. and prohibited almost all painkilling drugs.  Patients are just expected to suffer and die - there isn't even codeine or Novocaine for dental. This is for real.  The turning point for me, besides being a  chronic pain sufferer myself, was when I was asked to treat a terminal breast cancer patient for pain - without painkillers - in a small mountain village.  Insane.  At first, I vomited listening to her screams of pain and then got so pissed off I ordered family to locate a  certain kind of flowering plant for me (opium, although they didn't know what it was, grows wild here in the highlands.)  I was forced to treat this poor soul with raw opium, and still get choking enraged just thinking about it.  Luckily, she responded well and was so relieved she died 24 hours later, quietly and with no pain.  The simple fact is there are no painkillers available here (you can bet though that the "doctors" have their own little stash for themselves, family and friends, just as they and the "senators" do in the U.S.) as they have been outlawed by the fucking U.S. government and Big Pharma, although they freely test their vile vaccines here on the poor people.

I was here when the campaign started, and it looked exactly like this article.  Now, unless they do something about it, Americans have this also to look forward to.  Imagine for a moment what the screams of your loved ones are going to sound like while you stand by helplessly watching them die in agony.  It's coming.  You can take that to the bank (no pun intended.) - Ed.


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General Strike Shuts Down Port of Oakland


Democracy scores huge win in Oakland, California; protesters numbered in thousands, unions joined strike at docks; sources say vandals belonged to "government spoilers"


NBC Bay Area
11/03/2011

The East Bay city of Oakland was once again the focus of the national Occupy movement as Occupy Oakland called for Wednesday to be a "general strike" day.

    By 6 p.m. a crowd estimated to be over 4,000 effectivly shut down the Port of Oakland, according to the port's director.

Occupy Oakland protesters shut down Port of Oakland
Some protesters at the Port climbed atop big-rig trucks and began dancing while others hung a banner from scaffolding that read, "This is what democracy looks like."
       
    Port Executive Director Omar Benjamin said that as a result of the protest, "maritime operations are effectively shut down."
      
   He said the maritime operations will only resume "when it is safe and secure to do so."
      
   Benjamin said protesters are blocking truckers at the port from leaving.
        
    Benjamin said "we are asking that everyone remain calm, respectful and safe and ask that port worker be allowed to get home safely."

    Earlier in the day more than a thousand protesters marched through downtown Oakland beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a massive march to the Port of Oakland at 5 p.m.  The evening march shut down traffic on many downtown streets as thousands of people made their way to the port on foot, bike and bus.

Unlike last week:  Cops scarce as hen's teeth
Oakland estimated the crowd between 4,000 and 5,000 people. Dozens of people climbed up on top of semi trucks parked outside the port.  Truck drivers had no way to stop them. 

    Employees at the port's main office near Jack London Square were sent home at 3:30 p.m. to ensure their safety.  City workers in Oakland were also released early Wednesday.  The one thing that was missing from the crowd throughout the day was police officers.  Most reporters on the scene said they did not see a single officer as they followed the marchers from spot to spot.

    The lack of police proved problematic for certain drivers who inadvertently got in the path of the wandering protest. Because there were no police helping shut down intersections drivers got trapped in their cars on at least a few occasions as they were instantly surrounded by thousands of people walking past their vehicle.   The march had no clear path, making it impossible to avoid. (See photo below).

    Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan acknowledged the lack of a police presence during a midday press conference.

    "Yes, it is minimal," Jordan said.   He said during a 5 p.m. briefing that police would continue to give protesters their space and only intervene if they damaged property or people.


    The morning march that began at 14th and Broadway traveled down Broadway to the State Building. It was loud but peaceful according to NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez. Occupiers stopped at a few banks and businesses along the way shutting some down for a time.  At noon hundreds of people surrounded a Chase bank at 20th and Webster.  They chanted, "Banks got bail out. We got sold out." And, "Hey Chase what do you say? How many houses did you take today?"

    The reason behind the strike is the basic Occupy movement against the highest paid one percent.

    Unions representing government workers, public school teachers, community college instructors, and U.C. Berkeley teaching assistants were among the groups who endorsed the daylong work stoppage and encouraged their members to participate. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan told city workers they can join the strike, but added they need to take a vacation or comp day to do it. City officials said about 300 workers choose to take them up on that offer.

Marine Scott Olsen recovering after being shot by Oakland cops
The group reconvened at Frank Ogawa Plaza and began a new march in the early afternoon down the streets of Oakland near Lake Merritt. The group had splintered in the previous hours as they visited and shut down various banks branches including Comerica, Wells Fargo, Chase and B of A.

    Nearly all of those involved said they hoped to keep the day peaceful and violence free, but there was clearly a splinter group that wanted to make trouble. A group of a few dozen people dressed in all black committed vandalism at several points in the afternoon. At one point they broke windows at a downtown Wells Fargo bank.

    Throughout the day Wednesday Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and other city leaders held a series of media briefings. 


    Quan also released the following statement in support of the strike:

     "Like many Oaklanders, I support the goals of those protesting on behalf of the 99% today. Police Chief Jordan and I are dedicated to respecting the right of every demonstrator to peacefully assemble, but it is our duty to prioritize public safety.

    Many Oaklanders will not be participating in today’s events, even if they may support the overall goals of those demonstrating. We must make sure that those who have to go to work and keep their businesses open are able to do so.

    We have spent the week collaborating with the Port, county, school district officials as well as clergy, business, community and activity groups to ensure that the day goes smoothly."

    The protests were anything but peaceful last Tuesday night. That's when officers in riot gear shot tear gas on protesters several times during a wandering protest through downtown.

    Demonstrators in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia held solidarity actions in support of Oakland.


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Deadly triple bombing strikes Iraq oil hub


Obma and Clinton's fucking around causing even more American deaths; timing of bombing suggests CIA involvement to keep U.S. in Iraq


Al Jazeera
11/03/2011

At least eight people were killed and dozens wounded in three explosions in Iraq's southern city of Basra, officials said.

    The explosions occurred outside three cafes on Wednesday on a street in central Basra where people gather in the evening to smoke traditional water pipes and play dominoes and backgammon.

Ali al-Maliki, head of the Basra provincial council's security committee, said eight people were killed and 22 others wounded. Brigadier Faisal al-Abadi, head of Basra police, put the toll at two killed and 30 wounded.

    "I was near my son's cafe when I heard an explosion and quickly came to the area. I saw people lying on the ground, blood spots on the floor. People were shocked and screaming. My son is amongst the wounded," said Abu Abdullah, whose son owns one of the cafes targeted in the attack. 

    A witness at the scene said there was little structural damage as a result of the blasts. "There are many critical cases amongst the wounded. We expect the death toll will rise," a hospital source in Basra said.  

    Bombings and attacks remain a daily occurrence in Iraq nearly nine years after the US-led invasion that ousted Saddam

    Hussein and the number of people killed in October was the highest this year.

    United States President Barack Obama said on October 21 that all US forces would withdraw from Iraq by the year-end in accordance with a 2008 security pact. Military leaders have expressed concerns that fighters might ramp up attacks as the 39,000 US troops left in Iraq pack up to leave.


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Breaking: Iran and Israel Caught Partnering in Nuclear Attack Ploy


If world not confused before, they will be now; this is classic ploy by elitists to jack oil prices, steal remaining money from "peasants"

Pakalert Press
By Editors Gordon Duff and Jim W. Dean,  with Mike Harris
11/01/2011

Tel Aviv and Tehran Clergy in Oil Price – War Scare Fraud …Iran Nuke Arsenal Exposed

 

The news has been filled with stories of plans by Israel or the US to bomb Iran.  There was recently a series of accusations made against Iran involving the assassination of Saudi and other diplomatic officials.

    These accusations were quickly discarded by most press organizations as “far fetched” but, for some reason drew responses from the US, France and others, responses that were “non linear” at best.

Why would President Obama threaten Iran over accusations that all the networks said were nonsense?

Now, sources in Iran, at the highest levels, along with sources in the US and Britain, fearful of a “scam gone awry” tell of an extraordinary plot that is ready to unfold.
 
    Secret contacts between Prime Minister Ahmadinejad, Ayatollah Khameni and counterparts in Israel, Russia and Turkey have been uncovered outlining a plan to stage an attack on Iran by Israel with full permission of the key groups within the leadership of the Iranian government and the clerics who oversee them. Members of opposition groups who have learned of this plan are livid.

    The attack, scheduled for any day now, has one primary purpose.

    It is meant to stabilize both the Iranian and Israeli governments, both of which have strong opposition at home and face charges of corruption and to correct major regional financial disaster each confront.

   The “deal” between Israel and Iran is much closer to something out of the Sopranos than normal international relations.

    This is pure “mob rule.”

THE OIL GLUT


   Americans note that gasoline prices, recently at $4.50 per gallon, now approach $2.99 despite the continuation of artificial price supports due to illegal market speculation.

    Gas price manipulation bankrupted the auto companies and has bled trillions of dollars out of the American economy that, not only destroyed our balance of trade but has lowered our standard of living. 

War in Middle East would wipe out Mom and Pop gas stations
This manipulation has been to prevent downward pressure on oil prices from three major market forces. 
 Will We Get the Old Gas Prices Back at This Critical Economic Time – Or Will We Get Raped Instead?


    1) There has been an 8% decrease in demand for oil and other petrochemical products worldwide, causing massive downward pressure on oil prices.

    Price platforms that had been over $150 per barrel (2008) with current futures trading up to $120 per barrel while actual sale prices according to Platts Marketscan are at $86.00 per barrel less discounts of up to $8.00.

    Corrected prices based on actual supply and demand would have oil at or below $60 per barrel and gasoline on the American market at $1.79 per gallon and on most European markets at E .79 per litre including all applicable taxes and fees.

     The truth about supply issues has been suppressed. Not only is demand down but supply is skyrocketing.

    2) Recent discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean and West Africa/Cameroon place available reserves at nearly 40% higher than estimated 3 years ago.

Thousands of Highly Mobile Silkworms Line the Persian Gulf
Accurate reporting of these reserves would make oil futures virtually worthless, something that in a normal world would be of interest to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Now its “big oil’s” time for its own “pump and dump” in the futures market. With this comes more powerful political backing for this crazed and apocalyptic scheme.

    3) New gas pipelines have broken Russia’s stranglehold on the market for natural gas and will push costs and profitability in that commodity through the floor.

THE WAR FIX

    There is only one way to stabilize gasoline prices that are in “free fall,” closing the Straits of Hormuz, the narrow waterway serving Iraq, Kuwait and other Gulf States that is controlled militarily by Iran through its vast network of Silkworm missiles will do exactly that.

    Such an act would hit just like a worldwide oil embargo and could be triggered in hours by any Israeli attack on Iran.

    What had been seen, in the past, as a potential world disaster, is now just another way to make a quick buck, despite the fact that those involved are, at least according to stories in our press, “blood enemies.”

IRAN’S PROBLEM

     To Save Themselves Financially – Would They Do Something Crazy?

    Iran’s government is unstable, unpopular, considered extremely corrupt and is subject to pressure both internally and externally and we note from the continual talk of “sanctions.”

    Post revolutionary Iran has a theocratic government, whose elected officials are subject to oversight by a religious authority.

    However, it is the religious authority itself that is currently the subject of most accusations of corruption and reported to be behind this new deal with Israel.

    Additionally, Iran had chosen to invest around the imagined stability of the Euro, both out of poor financial judgement and a belief it was a way of opposing the influence of the United States in the region.

    However, as the Euro is currently in total collapse and the banks looked to for providing support for the Euro, banks Iran is heavily invested in, are insolvent due to hundreds of trillions of Euros of “toxic assets,” worthless securities they have used to underwrite their most profitable lending activities.

    A collapse of oil prices would lower Iran’s GNP (Gross National Product) significantly, causing additional social discord and the inability on behalf of the government to subsidize key constituencies. Currently, veterans of the Iraq/Iran war are one of the key political constituencies in Iran and are very mobilized for political action.

    They stand ready to act against the current government if financial policies threaten their interests, as does the military and the Revolutionary Guard.

NOT JUST IRAN

   Just look at Nigeria. With a population of nearly 200 million, any cut in revenue due to falling oil prices would threaten their already beleaguered situation, a nation facing, not only terrorism but revolution.

    Venezuela faces the same as does Ghana, Sudan, Chad, Angola, Tunisia, Indonesia and a dozen other nations without the financial wherewithal to remain stable with significant changes in the oil market.

Israel’s Iran Strike Logistics Basing Area 

    A week ago, Israel leaked to the press that they had permission from Saudi Arabia to use their air space to attack Iran. The Saudi’s quickly denied this.

The effort on Israel’s part was a ruse to cover their real plans, to attack from the Republic of Georgia, close to Iran’s northern border.

However, the breakdown in relations with Turkey after miscalculating the response to their Flotilla raid on a Turkish ship in international waters may have ended this operation.

    Israel, whose arms agreements with Turkey mounted to nearly $5 billion dollars over a period of years, had been training pilots in Turkey for bombing attacks on Iran. During these training missions, Israel was smuggling aircraft through Turkish airspace.

    Turkey had allowed Israel to use their air space for training because their terrain closely resembled areas of Iran that Israel planned to attack. However, Turkey was unaware that planes involved in this effort were being relocated to forward staging areas in the Republic of Georgia, making Turkey, technically, fully complicit in this planned illegal attack.

    Helping coordinate the attack are intelligence units forward stationed in Azerbaijan, under the guise of technicians, trainers and advisers under the broad armaments agreements with that small nation. 

Yes – America Has Been Talking to the Iranians

    What we didn’t know but suspected, is that Iran and Israel had been doing more than talking in Dubai where both do more than occasional banking.

    Back channel communications between the Iranian government and the US had been done through Indonesia with Robert Gates as initial intermediary.

    Since that time, such talks have gone through many hands. What we didn’t know is that “talks” included “plots.”

    The current issue has an unusual flavor to it with money flowing freely into the hands of all involved.

    Participation in such a plan, with the risk of nuclear war very real despite the careful mechanization's of the conspirators, could very well have ramifications leading to global war.

    Wars have been started over less, as an assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 taught all of us.

 ISRAEL

    Is Netanyahu Betting It All on a Grand Slam?

   Israel gets to focus its internal problems on an external enemy and, in the process, get another “big win” like the one the US got when it killed the long dead Osama bin Laden.

Netanyahu giving coward Obama his marching orders
Netanyahu’s belief is that his domestic opposition, more powerful than ever, will be silenced and his strained relations with the US will be repaired.

Added to “the deal” are provisions for generous financial windfalls for all involved.

   Similarly, we have traced payments to Hamas made by Israel, stretching back many years.

    We have also traced Israel’s control in a number of publications supposedly dedicated to the Palestinian cause, all carefully used by Israel to orchestrate tensions and derail any potential trust or cooperation.

  The supposed “anti-zionist” Palestinian publications and select Islamic organizations, particularly in Lebanon, have been among Israel’s most valuable assets.

    Now with the discovery of the covert relationship between Israel and Iran, this has become much more understandable, particularly in light of the new-found fear of political destabilization as Israel primary “assets” in the region, Mubarak in Egypt and Gaddafi in Libya have both fallen to what we hope will be democratic regimes.

THE WAR PLANS – NUCLEAR IRAN

 

Thermonuclear Warhead
We had been receiving information about nuclear weapons in Iran for several months. Sources were given that had not checked out, Pakistan, North Korea, South Africa and even Israel.

However, one source did check out, the Ukraine. We don’t have the exact date or number but we are told that the Ukraine sold Iran 6 thermonuclear warheads, probably in or around 2003.

    Iran was fearful of US forces on both borders and nuclear weapons would have only been usable as a “last resort,” not against Israel but against American armies moving into Iran.

    That the warheads are from an American ally, one being courted for NATO membership at the time, made this issue one of great sensitivity.

    It was easier to continue talking about nuclear programs that didn’t exist than weapons that did.

    For Iran, these weapons, back in 2003 at least, were going to be a great surprise to the neocons at PNAC (Project for a New American Century) that had planned their demise. Things never got that far.

 Now Iran is stuck with weapons they can never use, not against Israel, certainly not against American forces in Iraq who are currently in full scale withdrawal. Each weapon has taken on the effect of being an albatross around Iran’s neck, far more of a security risk than asset.

WHAT WE ALSO KNOW

Discussions within the Iranian clergy, unknown to their new Israeli friends, indicate that these nuclear devices, each deliverable by ballistic missile, will be made operational as a “safety measure.” What can they be thinking?

    One must realize that this is the same religious organization that regularly has government officials charged with witchcraft.

    This highly classified information is being published at great risk by many in America, Great Britain and Iran in hopes that that the “clear light of day” will bring about a period of reflection and a restoration of sanity.




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Wayne Madsen : CIA Counter - Attacking on Exposure of Obama and Family as CIA Operatives

CIA, Obama administration badly shaken by Madsen's recent trip to Jakarta, Indonesia to research Obama's origins; unleash CIA operative Cliff Kinkaid to attempt smear on veteran investigative reporter

WAYNE MADSEN REPORT
By Wayne Madsen
0/30/2011

Republican Party insider has tipped off WMR on a covert domestic "dirty tricks" operation by the CIA, working with a group of right-wing Republican pseudo-journalists, to tarnish WMR and, in fact, anyone who has appeared on the Russian news network, RT, as agents of the Russian government.


Kincaid defended "Kill The Gays" in Uganda
The dirty tricks operation is intended to allegedly expose "links" between this editor and the Russian government in order to financially and professionally harm WMR. The project by the CIA, using right-wing operatives like Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media (AIM) and a group called America's Survival, funded through a myriad of right-wing non-profits, is to paint this editor as concocting the Obama's family's ties to the CIA to divert attention away from the meme that Obama and his family were Communists who took their orders from the Soviet KGB.


The CIA, using ciphers like Kincaid, wants to make it appear that Obama's and his family's "leftist views" mean that they could have never worked for the CIA, in any manner. It should be noted that the Manhattan firm that Obama went to work at after graduating Columbia University in 1983, Business International Corporation, was a well-known CIA operation that sought to co-opt the left, from the Students for Democratic Society (SDS) to the Castro government of Cuba and the Kremlin leadership, itself.


Wayne Madsen
Kincaid is said to be using an approach similar to that of GOP operative James O'Keefe of Project Veritas. Kincaid and his team are traveling around with video cameras and ambushing those on their target list. Having already confronted radio and TV commentator Thom Hartmann, whose program is aired by RT, the team is, according to our GOP insider, waiting to confront me with the question, "Are you an agent of the Russian government?" Hartmann has been asked the same question. The video tactic is similar to that used by O'Keefe and his colleagues against the housing rights group ACORN and in an attempt to infiltrate the office of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in New Orleans.


Kincaid and his group are also trying to show links between financier George Soros, the Russian government, and RT. In fact, on October 27, Kincaid's group sponsored a news conference at the National Press Club on the "Soros Files." The amateurish nature of this CIA-funded psychological warfare operation was evident when I, after having attended a press conference by ousted State Department officer Peter Van Buren, poked my head into Kincaid's "Soros Files" conference. No one, with or without a camera in hand, seemed to recognize me. The CIA appears to be as idiotic as the amateurs they hire to do their dirty work.

Kincaid claims to have a major scoop in uncovering this editor's "Communist" background (all obtained by Google searches) and his relationship with RT. It may comes as news to Mr. Kincaid and his merry band of confabulators but a check of RT's recent newscasts will show that I no longer appear as often as I once did. Although I was RT's first regularly appearing American commentator, appearing live at 12 noon Moscow time, and at the ungodly hour of 4 am Washington time, my normal appearances on the network now range from once to twice a month, and they are usually on RT Arabic. After moving to their new studios in Washington, DC, I appeared on RT's regular afternoon news feed from Washington three times a week, or when there was a breaking news story, such as the arrest of alleged Russian spies in the United States and a deadly nightclub fire in Russia.


Soros
Although these facts will mean nothing to Kincaid and his knaves, there is one interesting aspect to Kincaid's screed that deserves a closer look. 

Although the right-wing wants everyone to wrongly believe that Soros, who is actually connected tightly to the CIA, is a secret Communist, he is, in fact, a front man for the Rothschild family. Soros is also a one-time collaborator, along with his father, of the German Gestapo in Hungary, an odd place for a Communist. However, Kincaid may have stumbled across something of merit in his scrutiny of Soros.


 Kincaid has accused RT of having links to Soros. Considering RT's newest lineup of Barack Obama cheerleaders like Hartmann and others, for example, Council on Foreign Relations operatives in New York City, who regularly appear on the network, there may be some truth to the allegations that Soros has somehow "bought in" to the network. RT is run by the RIA Novosti government-owned news agency in Moscow and it and Al Jazeera have gained the awkward admiration of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but only because they had been beating the United States and Hillary's Wall Street friends in the propaganda war. The change at Al Jazeera into an almost BBC-like compliant network has been stark.


Moscow and Russia are crawling with Soros operatives who are intent on blocking another presidential term for Vladimir Putin. 

Soros's NGO empire is the nexus of the CIA's media and education operations in eastern Europe and the former USSR, mostly through his de facto control of Radio Free Europe/Liberty and Radio Free Asia. 


The possibility that journalist/operatives for Soros have wormed their way into RT cannot be discounted out-of-hand.

However, Kincaid can't have his story both ways. Either Soros is a Communist who is working with RT and a secretly Communist Russian government to bring about a Communist coup in the United States or he is a major CIA operative who is intent on expanding his huge media empire to completely swallow up RT, Al Jazeera, and anyone else who hosts criticism of Barack Obama and dares to reveal Family Obama's links to the CIA. The record speaks for itself. George Soros is the latter.

As for Kincaid and his camera crew, I am armed with a small can of shaving cream, which will be used with great delight on their camera lenses.


Texas ready to murder another prisoner despite claim of innocence, DNA testing denial, star prosecution witness recantation



Murder factory Texas still going full swing; trying to beat G.W. Bush's kill record

Change.org
By Mike Whitney
10/2/2011

Hank Skinner* is scheduled to die on November 9. But the state of Texas may execute him without even conducting DNA tests on all of the evidence from his trial, despite a decade of requests from Hank and his lawyers. 
 
Demand DNA test for a Texas man scheduled to die next week.
Sign the Petition
Hank has been on death row since 1995 for the murders of his girlfriend and her two adult sons, and has steadfastly professed his innocence. 

Since his conviction, the star witness against Hank has recanted her testimony, and others have implicated another man as the killer.
 

     At the time of his trial, the prosecution conducted DNA tests on the clothes Hank was wearing -- but declined to test the rest of the physical evidence, including a rape kit, the murder weapons, several hairs clutched in the victim's hand, and a bloody windbreaker that strongly resembles that of the man accused by others of being the true murderer.

Disgusting abomination; "death chamber"
Since the year 2000, Hank has been requesting that the office of the District Attorney that prosecuted him order DNA tests on the remaining evidence. But the DA's office has continuously denied those requests, saying Hank should have requested the tests before his trial.
    
    The Gray County District Attorney's office has neglected to order these tests for more than a decade without consequences. By signing this petition, you can let members of that office know that their actions are being watched, and that it is unacceptable to send a potentially innocent man to his death without collecting all the relevant evidence.

     Hank could die as soon as next week. Please sign the Change.org petition created by "Justice 4 Hank" and demand the Gray County District Attorney order a DNA test on the rest of the evidence before the execution. Click here to add your name:

http://www.change.org/petitions/in-the-interest-of-justice-grant-dna-testing-to-hank-skinner

* Can the reader imagine being innocent and being put to death in spite of having evidence (your own DNA) that will exonerate you not allowed into the record by crooked DA's in bed with prosecutors, an insane judge and a hanging jury?  This man - ANYONE - has the right to exhaust all avenues before being killed, including DNA testing of any evidence that could exonerate. - Ed.


Air Force developing tiny drones disguised as birds, bugs


One other thing these satanic bastards are doing with taxpayer money, developing technology to kill us; what goes up must come down:  They build it, we adapt technology to destroy it

Wired
By Spencer Ackerman
11/02/2011

If the Air Force* researchers have their way, the military’s next flying robots of doom will be tiny, and indistinguishable from the naked eye from small birds, bats or even insects. And they’ll take their first flight in a freaky “Micro-Aviary” in Ohio, where engineers make mini-machines modeled on those creatures of the sky.

    Miniaturization is a major trend in drone tech. The Army’s new Switchblade drone is a semi-autonomous missile shot out of a mortar tube for kamikaze missions. Some robotic aircraft manufacturers, like the micro-machinists at AeroVironment, have even started experimenting with super-small drones that look like hummingbirds — and even dragonflies.

Your tax dollars at work Americans:  Satanic killer cockroach
The Navy took the next step. Rather than merely modeling a drone chassis on a bird or insect, the Navy started studying the behavioral and migratory patterns of birds, fish and bats to develop a more realistic robot facsimile. The Air Force, however, is taking the step beyond that.

    At the Micro-Aviary at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, researchers rig the walls with super-sensitive motion capture sensors that track a tiny plane or helicopter’s position ”within about a tenth of an inch,” according to researcher Greg Parker. Information from those sensors helps engineers develop “flapping-wing flight” drones — “very, very small flapping-wing vehicles,” in Parker’s phrase.

    And how. One of the vehicles on display in the video above, released by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Pat, is a robot dragonfly. It doesn’t appear to be much more than a circuit board, a super-tiny motor and two insect-like wings. And it fits, like a bug, on the tip of someone’s finger.

Air Force bastards must be stopped, labs burned to ground
Fitting a camera on a drone that small is a the next hurdle that miniaturization tech will have to clear if the “Micro-Aviary’s” birds are to be practical. Another option: Engage in a little insect vivisection to create a swarm of spying cyborg bugs.


    That extremely gross goal is the point of Darpa’s Hybrid Insect Micro Electromechanical Systems (HI-MEMS) program. To “provide control over insect locomotion” One researcher in 2008 inserted a mechanized system into a moth’s thorax during its larval stage. Insect tissue actually grew around the machine.

    Still, that’s, er, gross. (Seriously, don’t click this link if you have a weak stomach.) The Air Force’s Micro-Aviary is a lot less creepy and arguably more practical. In a few years, the chirp you hear from the bird perched on the telephone line outside your apartment might be the whir of a robotic hummingbird as its camera adjusts its aperture. 

*  This is too much.  If Americans continue to allow this to go on then they deserve everything they get, including death by the Satanists in the Air Force working on these abominations.  This must be stopped by any means, the "scientists" tried and publicly executed for crimes against humanity and their fucking evil labs tac-nuked as a warning to anyone in the future that would allow this kind of shit to transpire - Ed.

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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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