Monday, January 30, 2012

U.S. Carrier Locations


Article does not contain all U.S. carrier positions, obviously, as Obama regime moves forward with waging war on Iran, appears prepared to sacrifice old U.S. ships involving sinkings, U.S. Naval personnel in "false flag" to inflame mindless Americans; Syria/Iran/Iraq alliance becoming reality to defend from U.S., Israeli aggressions

Global Security
01/18/2012

"...We obviously always continue to make preparations to be
prepared for any contingency, but we are not making any special
steps at this point in order to deal with the situation [in the Strait of Hormuz].
"

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta
January 18, 2012
at a press conference at the Pentagon

The USS Abraham Lincoln, known as CVN-72:  Soon to be sunk?
"[Fifth Fleet has] had a two- carrier presence for quite a while. This is not
-- the fact that there are two carriers in that AOR is not an indication of
anything specific with respect to Iran...that presence changes all the time.
 

It fluctuates based on needs and requirements set by the combatant commander ...[The deployment of two aircraft carriers to the CENTCOM AOR is just] prudent force posture requirements set by the combatant commander."

Pentagon Spokesman Captain John Kirby
January 11, 2012
at a press conference at the Pentagon

"When word of a crisis breaks out in Washington, it's no accident that
the first question that comes to everyone's lips is:  'Where's the nearest carrier?
'"

President Bill Clinton
March 12, 1993
aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

Carrier Strike Groups  

Carrier Task Force 

Amphibious Ready Groups 

FRP - Fleet Response Plan  

IDTC - Inter-Deployment Training Cycle  

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Panetta "Concerned" About "Doctor" Who Assisted in bin-Laden Raid - And is About to Talk


White House cowards Biden and Panetta jump ship as others in Obama regime prepare to do same when real story on bin Laden's murder by former CIA friends begins to emerge; look soon for an obituary on this "doctor"

Agencies
01/29/2011

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is acknowledging publicly the key role a Pakistani doctor who assisted the United States ahead of the strike on Osama bin Laden's compound last May that killed the terrorism mastermind.

Panetta and Biden panicking, real story may emerge
The doctor who provided key information ought to be released, Panetta told CBS's "60 Minutes" in a segment set to air Sunday.

"I'm very concerned about what the Pakistanis did with this individual," Panetta told CBS. "This was an individual who in fact helped provide intelligence that was very helpful with regards to this operation. And he was not in any way treasonous towards Pakistan."

Dr. Shakeel Afridi helped the CIA use a vaccination campaign to collect DNA samples from residents of bin Laden's to verify the terror leader's presence there.

Pakistan, which expressed its anger over the raid without consulting Pakistani authorities, has charged Afridi with treason.

"Pakistan and the United States have a common cause here against terrorism, have a common cause against al Qaeda," Panetta said. "And for them to take this kind of action against somebody who was helping to go after terrorism, I just think is a real mistake on their part."

Panetta said Pakistan can discipline Afridi in whatever manner it deems appropriate but the doctor should be released.

Many analysts felt U.S. officials had kept quiet about Afridi so as to not implicate him.

Credulous U.S. sheep celebrate their complete lack of morals, brains
Panetta also told CBS that he remains convinced that someone in authority in Pakistan knew that bin Laden was hiding in the city of Abbottabad, a largely military community outside the capital.

He said there were intelligence reports of Pakistani helicopters passing over the bin Laden compound. He also questioned why the Pakistanis would not notice the vast complex with 18-foot walls.

"So you would have thought that somebody would have asked the question, 'What the hell's going on there?'" Panetta said. "I personally have always felt that somebody must have had some sense of what was happening at this compound."

Panetta said the United States chose not to inform Pakistan of the raid due to security concerns.

"We had seen some military helicopters actually going over this compound. And for that reason, it concerned us that, if we, in fact, brought (Pakistan) into it, that they might ... give bin Laden a heads up."


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

War on Iran is Already Underway


Responsibility for any war with Iran rests solely on Obama and his sycophantic, psychopathic followers

Strategic Culture Foundation
By Leonid Slavin
01/28/2011

If the conflict with Iran takes the shape of a protracted bombing campaign and comes as a prologue to the occupation of the country, the US will need to strengthen its positions in adjacent regions, meaning that Washington will be trying to draw the Caucasian republics (Georgia, Azerbaijan) and those of Central Asia into the orbit of its policy and thus tightening the “Anaconda loop” around Russia.

The opposition mounted to the plans underlying the military scenario by China, Russia, and India seems to hold the promise of an alliance of countries seeking to tame US hegemony and raging unilateralism.


Obama's new "war" on Iran will mean thousands of U.S. deaths
The morally charged concepts of humanitarian interventions and war on terror had just as well been invoked to legitimize downright aggressions against Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Matthew H. Kroenig from the Council on Foreign Relations recently went so far as to warn that Iran would some day pass its nuclear technologies to Venezuela. The motivation must be to somehow bundle all critics of the US foreign policy.

Chances are that a part of the oil embargo plan is to make the West encounter oil supply problems and start constructing pipelines across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, Qatar, and Iraq as alternative routes reaching the shores of the Arabian, Red, and Mediterranean Seas.

Since the new US military strategy implies focusing on two regions – the Greater Middle East and South East Asia - the issue of the Strait of Hormuz appears coupled to that of the Strait of Malacca which offers the shortest route for the oil supply from the Indian Ocean to China, Japan, South Korea, and the rest of South East Asia.


The EU oil embargo recently slapped on Iran and the threats voiced by the US and other Western countries to come up with further sanctions against the country led watchers to conclude that an armed conflict between Iran and the West has finally became imminent.

The first potential scenario in this context is that the current standoff would eventually escalate into a war. The US forces in the Gulf area currently number 40,000, plus 90,000 are deployed in Afghanistan, just east of Iran, and several thousand support troops are deployed in various Asian countries. That adds up to a considerable military potential which may still fall short of what it takes to keep a lid on everything if armed hostilities break out. For example, Colin H. Kahl argues in a recent paper in Foreign Affairs that, even though “there is no doubt that Washington will win in the narrow operational sense” (1), the US would have to take a vast array of pertinent problems into account.

Iranian ballistic missile pointed at Israel
At the moment, maintaining the status quo is not in US interests, holds Stratfor, a US-based global intelligence agency: “If al Assad survives and if the situation in Iraq proceeds as it has been proceeding, then Iran is creating a reality that will define the region. The United States does not have a broad and effective coalition, and certainly not one that would rally in the event of war. It has only Israel...” (2) If the conflict with Iran takes the shape of a protracted bombing campaign and comes as a prologue to the occupation of the country, the US will need to strengthen its positions in adjacent regions, meaning that Washington will be trying to draw the Caucasian republics (Georgia, Azerbaijan) and those of Central Asia into the orbit of its policy and thus tightening the “Anaconda loop” around Russia.

An alternative scenario also deserves attention. EU sanctions would surely hurt many of the European economies – notably, those of Greece, Italy, and Spain - by ricochet. In fact, Spanish diplomatic chief José Manuel García-Margallo Y Marfil bluntly described the sanctions decision as a sacrifice (3).

As for Iran, the oil blockade can cause its annual budget to contract by $15-20 billion, which generally should not be critical but, as the country's parliamentary elections and the 2013 presidential poll are drawing closer and the West actively props up its domestic opposition, outbreaks of unrest in Iran would quite possibly ensue. Tehran has already made it clear it would make a serious effort to find buyers for its oil export elsewhere.

China and India, Iran's respective number one and number three clients, brushed off the idea of the US-led sanctions momentarily. Japan pledged support for Washington over the matter but did not post any specific plans to reduce the volume of oil it imports from Iran. Japan, by the way, was badly hit in 1973 when Wall Street provoked an oil crisis and US guarantees turned hollow. Consequently, Tokyo can be expected to approach Washington's sanction suggestions with the utmost caution and to ask the US for unequivocal guarantees that the White House will be unable to provide. Right now the US is courting South Korea with the aim of having it cut off the import of oil from Iran.

Madman Netanyahu has death-wish for world
The opposition mounted to the plans underlying the military scenario by China, Russia, and India seems to hold the promise of an alliance of countries seeking to tame US hegemony and raging unilateralism. Stratfor analysts have a point saying that time is not on the US side, considering that the BRICs countries have some opportunities to influence the situation in the potential conflict zone by launching joint anti-terrorism and anti-piracy maneuvers in the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, etc.

Inducing regime change in Iran, which is Washington's end goal, still takes a pretext. The US has long been eying various factions in Iran in the hope of capitalizing on the country's existing domestic rivalries parallel to the employment of tested color revolution techniques such as the support for the Green Movement or the establishment of a virtual embassy in Iran.

Richard Sanders, a vocal critic of US foreign policy, opined that, at least since the invasion of Mexico in the late XIX century, the US permanently relied on the mechanism of war pretext incidents to compile justifications for its military interventions (4). US arch-conservative Patrick J. Buchanan cited in his opinion piece titled “Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?” the fairly common view that US financial circles knowingly provoked the Pearl Harbor attack to drag the US into a war with the remote goal of ensuring the dollar empire's global primacy (5).

Netanyahu slave Obama has death-wish for Americans
The lesson to be learned from the history of the Vietnam War, namely the Gulf of Tonkin incident in which USS Maddox entered Vietnam's territorial waters and opened fire on boats of its navy, is that the initial conflict was similarly ignited by the US intelligence community, the result being that the US Congress authorized LBJ to militarily engage Vietnam. (By the way, no retribution followed in June 1967 when the Israelis attacked USS Liberty, killing 34 and wounding 172). The morally charged concepts of humanitarian interventions and war on terror had just as well been invoked to legitimize downright aggressions against Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Speaking of the current developments around the Persian Gulf, Washington's choice of pretexts for aggression comprises at least three options, namely (1) Iran's nuclear dossier; (2) an engineered escalation in the Strait of Hormuz; (3) allegations that Iran supports international terrorism. The US objective behind the pressure on Iran over its nuclear program - to make everybody in the world accept Washington's rules of the game – has never been deeply hidden. The abundant alarmist talk is intended to deflect attention from the simple truth that building a nuclear arsenal with the help of civilian nuclear technologies is absolutely impossible, but Matthew H. Kroenig from the Council on Foreign Relations recently went so far as to warn that Iran would some day pass its nuclear technologies to Venezuela (6). The motivation must be to somehow bundle all critics of the US foreign policy.

Recent Iranian war exercises in Persian Gulf to counter U.S.
The Strait of Hormuz, which is the maritime chokepoint of the Persian Gulf, is regarded as the epicenter of the coming new war. It serves as the avenue for oil supplies from Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, the Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates and is therefore being closely monitored by all likely parties to the conflict. According to the US Department of Energy, 2011 oil transit via the Strait of Hormuz totaled 17 billion barrels, or roughly 20% of the world's total (7). Oil prices are projected to increase by 50% if anything disquieting happens in the Strait of Hormuz (8).

Passing through the Strait of Hormuz takes navigation across the territorial waters of Iran and Oman. Iran grants as a courtesy the right to sail across its waters based on the UN Treaty on Maritime Goods Transportation. It must be understood in connection with Washington's recurrent statements concerning the Strait of Hormuz that in this regard the US and Iran have the same legal status as countries which penned but did not ratify the treaty, and thus the US has no moral right to references to international law. Iran's administration stressed recently after consultations on national legislation that Tehran would possibly subject to a revision the regulations under which foreign vessels are admitted to Iranian territorial waters (9).

Iran has stated they will close Persian Gulf if attacked by U.S. or Israel

Navies are also supposed to observe certain international laws, in particular those defining the minimal distance to be maintained by vessels of other countries. It constantly pops up in the US media that Iranian boats come riskily close to US vessels but, as watchers note, provocateurs like the CIA-sponsored separatists from Iran's Baluchistan could in some cases be pulling off the tricks in disguise.

Chances are that a part of the oil embargo plan is to make the West encounter oil supply problems and start constructing pipelines across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, Qatar, and Iraq as alternative routes reaching the shores of the Arabian, Red, and Mediterranean Seas. A few of these projects, the Hashan–Fujairah pipeline, for instance, are as of today in the process of being implemented. If that is the idea, the explanation behind Washington's tendency to convince its allies to create a “safer” pipeline infrastructure is straightforward. Geopolitics being an inescapable reality, it does have to be taken into account, though, that the region's countries remain locked in a variety of conflicts and, due to geographic reasons, Tehran would be a key player even if the pipelines are launched.

Carrier killer:  Iranian submarine patrols Persian Gulf
Since the new US military strategy implies focusing on two regions – the Greater Middle East and South East Asia - the issue of the Strait of Hormuz appears coupled to that of the Strait of Malacca which offers the shortest route for the oil supply from the Indian Ocean to China, Japan, South Korea, and the rest of South East Asia. The arrangement implicitly factors into the Asian countries' decision-making related to Iran.

The precedent of “the war on terror” - a campaign during which the US occupied under dubious pretexts Iraq and Afghanistan at the costs of thousands of lives – must also be kept in mind. Ages ago, the White House sanctioned subversive activities against various parts of the the Iranian administration, including the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution. Former CIA operative Phillip Giraldi writes that US and Israeli agents have been active in Iran for quite some time and are responsible for the epidemic of the Stuxnet virus and the series of assassinations of Iranian nuclear physicists. The groups within Iran which aligned themselves with the country's foes are the People's Mujahedin of Iran, the Baluchistan-based separatist Jundallah, whose leader Abdolmajid Rigi was arrested in February, 2010 by Iranian securitye Iranian administration, including the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution. Former CIA operative Phillip Giraldi writes that US and Israeli agents have been active in Iran for quite some time and are responsible for the epidemic of the Stuxnet virus and the series of assassinations of Iranian nuclear physicists. The groups within Iran which aligned themselves with the country's foes are the People's Mujahedin of Iran, the Baluchistan-based separatist Jundallah, whose leader Abdolmajid Rigi was arrested in February, 2010 by Iranian security forces and admitted to cooperating with the CIA, and the Kurdish Free Life of Kurdistan (10).
 
In essence, a war against Iran – up to date a secret war – is underway. The problem the parties involved are trying to resolve is to find a way of prevailing without entering the “hot” phase of the conflict.

Notes:
(1) Colin H. Kahl. Not Time to Attack Iran. January 17, 2012.
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137031/colin-h-kahl/not-time-to-attack-iran?cid=nlc-public-the_world_this_week-link6-20120120
(2) Iran, the U.S. and the Strait of Hormuz Crisis. January 17, 2012. http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/iran-us-and-strait-hormuz-crisis?utm_source=freelistf&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20120117&utm_term=gweekly&utm_content=readmore&elq=b90cfbef7b1a402ea2f1fc384080fa15 
(3) La UE acuerda vetar las importaciones de petroleo de Iran. 23.01.2012
http://www.lavanguardia.com/internacional/20120123/54245752767/ue-vetar-importaciones-petroleo-iran.html
(4) Richard Sanders. How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents. Global Research, January 9, 2012.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28554
(5) http://buchanan.org/blog/did-fdr-provoke-pearl-harbor-4953
(6) Recent Events in Iran and the Progress of Its Nuclear Program. January 17, 2012.
http://www.cfr.org/iran/recent-events-iran-progress-its-nuclear-program/p27090?cid=nlc-public-the_world_this_week-link5-20120120
(7)  http://www.eia.gov/cabs/world_oil_transit_chokepoints/full.html(8) Michael T. Klare. Danger Waters. January 10, 2012.
http://aep.typepad.com/american_empire_project/2012/01/danger-waters.html#more
(9) Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya. The Geo-Politics of the Strait of Hormuz: Could the U.S. Navy be defeated by Iran in the Persian Gulf? Global Research, January 8, 2012.
www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28516

(10) Philip Giraldi. Washington’s Secret Wars. 08 December 2011. http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org/news/opinion-a-analysis/item/1236-washington%E2%80%99s-secret-wars 

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Associated Press Forced to Issue Correction on H5N1 Bogus Propaganda Photo


About time this was noticed, AP and other "mainstream media" have been mis-labeling (purposely lying) H1N1 as H5N1 for some time now to confuse the international public as to the recombinant weaponization and creators of both H1N1 and H5N1 "novel (weaponized)" viruses

The 5th Estate
By Robert S. Finnegan
01/28/2012

AP hopes to keep the international public from learning the truth with this "accident"

Now that there is a mad scramble for cover after 5th Estate exclusive revelations on the origins of H5N1 in Brevig Mission Alaska to the subsequent weaponization/creation of the  "novel" virus over a decade later, the "mainstream media" who has been complicit in covering up the truth is now purposely attempting to flood the media with bogus identification of both viruses.  Getting caught at it now is "just part of doing business, (Oops, it was a mistake!)."  The Suprme Court in America has ruled that it is "O.K." for news bureaus and outlets to lie in print, broadcast and radio in their "news" reporting.

    The so-called "mainstream media" have been allowed to lie to the public much too long now, and at a time when millions of lives are at risk they publish propaganda that could kill millions of people, they must be finally and unequivocally FORCED to report the truth.

   The Associated Press and all other "mainstream media" complicit in this ludicrous attempt to bullshit the international public must be held accountable in court for their assistance/collaboration with Obama and each other in mass murder and genocide.


The 'Malaise' of Hope; Death of a country; United states beyond redemption


The so-called "mainstream media" bears a huge responsibility for this, the deaths of millions for their collaboration with Bush/Obama regimes; must be held accountable before any Republic may re-surface in America

World News
By Dallas Darling
01/26/2012

Before Dante Alighieri descended into hell in the "Divine Comedy," an inscription above the door read: Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here. Listening to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address (SOTU), this is sadly what I was reminded of. For someone who campaigned on the "audacity of hope," it seemed his speech was more about the "malaise of hope," a kind of sick, depressive state of hope. For a movement and party that promised "change we can hope for," his speech was riddled with not with great and wonderful expectations and idealistic perceptions about the world and ourselves, but with more war and militarism, more corporate greed and extreme individualism, and more global domination and technological determinism. All of which contain the Seven Deadly Sins, mortal wrongs that lead people and nations into destruction and death.

Obama the Liar
It was very revelatory, then, that President Obama started his SOTUA by declaring he had just visited Andrews Air Force Base, where he welcomed home troops from Iraq, and for the first time in nine years there were no Americans fighting there. It was also telling that he announced Osama bin Laden was no longer a threat, having been assassinated, and the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan had been broken. But in an empire where two plus two is five, deceit is a friend of the State and an enemy of the People. Thousands of troops still remain in occupied Iraq and Afghanistan. Tens of thousands of security forces still protect corporate hegemony there too. Wanting Americans to be like the Armed Forces and offering them and the American flag a "proud" salute evoked Dante's definition of perverted hatred and contempt for others, namely the rest of the world.

Perhaps America descended into Hell and abandoned hope right after World War II. Having just defeated Nazism and Japanese militarism, not to mention helping to stop the Holocaust and defending human rights, and then building the greatest economy on earth, it seemed Americans had a hopeful future. But these life-giving aspirations were quickly replaced with more sinister crimes, like nuclear weaponry and the continued maintenance of thousands of military bases around the world. As a militarized economy continued to churn weapons of mass destruction, a reactionary and binary group of political and leaders wrestled foreign policy away from the American people. The National Security Council made the Soviet Union into a permanent enemy, manufacturing over one-hundred military interventions that cost the lives of more than thirty-million people.

Obama the Betrayer
As a wrathful national security state and its military replaced the hopeful ideas of freedom and human rights, seeking to no longer win but to dominate the hearts and minds of the world-even if it meant committing horrendous war crimes and atrocities in foreign places like Korea, Guatemala, Iran, Vietnam, Chile, El Salvador, Lebanon, Bolivia, Honduras, Panama, and many other parts of the world-a greedy and lethal permanent war economy emerged. For Dante, wrath was uncontrollable hatred and anger, a cycle of revenge that could last for generations. Greed, also known as covetousness, was a rapacious apatite for resources and a desire for wealth and ultimate power. Hope in providing comfort and aid to others became objectified, extremely materialistic. Resources became more important than life and others, as did trillion dollar offensive military strategies and their budgets.

This is really what President Obama meant, when he said that "we will safeguard America's own security against those who threaten our citizens, our friends, and our interests. Look at Iran." From the Persian Gulf to the Yellow Sea, from the Barbary Coast to the North Atlantic, from the Caribbean to the Drake Passage, "the renewal of American leadership can be felt across the globe." But it is not an optimistic leadership. It is a corporate greed and a militant leadership. It promotes advanced weaponry and preemptive wars. Of late, it is a leadership that encourages indefinite detentions, secret renditions, torturous experiments on humans, and covert and overt assassinations and killings. For each successive generation since World War II, hope is new defense strategies and weapons technologies that maim and murder and "ensure the finest military in the world."

Obama the Tyrant
For a moment in the national life of America, Vietnam caused it to pause its descent into hell, to reevaluate its abandonment of optimism in life-giving ingenuity and goodness. So did the political and military scandals surrounding Watergate and the Pentagon Papers, both of which detailed criminal conduct and war crimes at the highest levels of government. Ironically, though, many Americans had an adverse reaction to such news. Tragically, they descended into the deepest levels of Hell, or indifference, through extreme individualism and corporatism. Through corporate cultures that included promotional gimmicks and gadgets, like Wal-Mart and Apple, millions of Americans turned inward, or from public to private concerns. And while conspicuous consumption replaced conspicuous citizenship, the Me Generation replaced the Greatest Generation.

Americans have forgotten that hope is never acquired through a life of ease. Still yet, willful and optimistic people are those that are publicly engaged and extremely concerned about others and future generations. They are not hopeless but hopemore, and their hopes are healthy and life-giving, ones that promote expanding political and economic rights for others while bettering the livelihoods and opportunities for everyone. Much like Dante's 14th century Florence, where he was exiled from, millions of Americans too are fragmented through political machinations and economic disparities. Many live like outcasts, unable to fully participate in society. Even worse, and through preemptive wars and corporate greed, America has prevented millions of others from around the world from being full-fledged global citizens. Dante defined it as a failure to merely love others.

Obama the Treacherous
If all that mattered that day was "the mission," or wanting to kill Osama bin Laden, while millions of Americans were unemployed and homeless and sick and dying due to unaffordable medicines and healthcare, then America is not back. Neither does this kind of misguided and malaise-like hope set a moral example. And perhaps those who perceive and warn that America is in decline or that its influence has waned, do know what they are talking about. Maybe those who recognize America's descent into Hell and how it has abandoned all hope, replacing it instead with, and allowing it to be redefined by, war and militarism, more corporate greed and extreme individualism, and more global domination and technological determinism, are just as much of a patriotic citizen as the President himself.

Obama the Mindless Destroyer
In this universal drama called life, hope can be misguided. It can become even destructive. Ideals and behaviors have consequences and can either lead to good and beneficial State of the Unions, or deadly and destructive State of the Unions. It is somewhat comforting to know that Dante's "Divine Comedy" ended in a Heavenly state. Instead of boasting about war and militarism and vengeful actions against Osama bin Laden and Iran, instead of declaring America would try and remain a global power, President Obama would have provided a more vigorous and steadfast hope if he had discussed virtues like self-control and simplicity and wisdom and justice. The audacity of hope should always attempt to ascend into the ethical realms of charity and sharing, or economic and political equality, and forgiveness, compassion and above all, humility.

Dallas Darling  darling@wn.com

Dallas Darling is the author of Politics 501: An A-Z Reading on Conscientious Political Thought and Action, Some Nations Above God: 52 Weekly Reflections On Modern-Day Imperialism, Militarism, And Consumerism in the Context of John's Apocalyptic Vision, and The Other Side Of Christianity: Reflections on Faith, Politics, Spirituality, History, and Peace. He is a correspondent for www.worldnews.com. You can read more of Dallas' writings at www.beverlydarling.com and wn.com//dallasdarling.

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WAYNE MADSEN : More high-level fraud at NSA uncovered


World is becoming a much smaller place for CIA, NSA, other "OGA intelligence" swine, Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, others now cannot travel outside U.S., fear arrest for War Crimes, Genocide; 22 CIA already convicted, sentenced in Italy

Wayne Madsen Report
By Wayne Madsen
01/19/2012

WMR's sources at the National Security Agency (NSA) have reported more high-level fraud at the agency that now combines signals intelligence and cyber-warfare functions under one officer, Army General Keith Alexander, the NSA director and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.

U.S. Air Force has been compromised by Christian fundamentalists
When Alexander's predecessor at NSA, Air Force General Michael Hayden, was shopping for his own replacement, Alexander was the Deputy Chief of Staff for G-2 for the U.S. Army. Alexander would only take the job, according to our sources who were embedded in the Director of NSA's office, if Dr. James Heath became the senior science adviser to Alexander at NSA.

There was only one problem. Heath had his own company, Object Sciences Corporation, a firm which was intimately involved with tracking "Al Qaeda" operatives prior to the 9/11 attacks. Object Sciences provided deep data mining services to the Army's Land Information Warfare Agency's and Defense Intelligence Agency's ABLE DANGER and its affiliated DORHAWK GALLEY data mining programs.

At the same time, Hayden had shown favoritism to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in awarding the firm, as prime contractor, the over one billion dollar signals intelligence overhaul program known as TRAILBLAZER. Hayden hired William Black, a former NSA official who had retired and went to work for SAIC, as his Deputy Director at NSA. The issue with Heath was solved when SAIC purchased Object Sciences, providing a handsome profit to Heath prior to his taking the science adviser position under his friend Alexander. Black eventually returned to SAIC from his stint as NSA deputy director.

The following press release was issued on May 12, 2005:

"Science Applications International Corp. has completed its acquisition of Object Sciences Corp., the company announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed . . .

OSC's involvement in reshaping how intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance information is processed and analyzed has provided critical assistance to combat forces in specific theaters, such as Iraq and Korea, as well as the war on global terrorism in general, SAIC said."

The company Alexander keeps
Alexander took over as NSA director on August 1, 2005, a few months after the SAIC-OSC deal. Heath then became Alexander's chief science adviser.

Another former SAIC principal who, like Black, transitioned from SAIC to NSA and back again to SAIC was Sam Visner. After joining NSA from SAIC, Visner was the senior acquisition manager for NSA and was key to the award of the TRAILBLAZER contract to SAIC. A less expensive signals intelligence re-engineering solution code-named THIN THREAD, was rejected by NSA in favor of the TRAILBLAZER, which was later canceled after SAIC pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars.

Hayden went on to become the first deputy Director of National Intelligence and, ultimately, the CIA director. He now works with former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff at Chertoff Group. His pet project, TRAILBLAZER, was canceled due to cost overruns and failed deliveries and was replaced by another reported contractor boondoggle called TURBULENCE. A number of senior NSA, Justice Department, and congressional officials were harassed and one, Thomas Drake, prosecuted for revealing the corruption. Those coming under NSA and FBI scrutiny, all subjected to harassment and threat of prosecution, included, in addition to Drake, Justice Department prosecutor Thomas Tamm, House Intelligence Committee budget specialist Diane Roark, NSA officials William Binney, Kirk Wiebe, and Ed Loomis, and others, never mentioned in press accounts, who were interviewed by WMR.

One former NSA official who was terminated and then placed under NSA Security and FBI surveillance after reporting through proper channels fraud, waste, and abuse with TRAILBLAZER and associated contracts, told WMR, "we are not whistleblowers but witnesses to major crimes committed by NSA and contractors."

Among the spin-offs of TRAILBLAZER was the unconstitutional STELLAR WIND program that permitted NSA to engage in wholesale warrantless wiretapping of phone calls, emails, and faxes, particularly journalists and elected political leaders.

Hayden, who has become a national security adviser to Mitt Romney and would be assured a top-level job in a Romney administration, perhaps National Security Adviser, is also involved with a subscription web service called LIGNet, or "Langley Intelligence Group Network" as a "LIGNet adviser." WMR has been told by intelligence community insiders that LIGNet is an operational security (OPSEC) problem because a wealth of borderline classified information appears on the web site.

Some of the LIGNet information makes what was released in the WikiLeaks Department of State cable release pale in comparison. As for charges that Private First Class Bradley Manning was responsible for downloading over a quarter million classified cables from the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet), a former senior NSA official told WMR: "That is impossible. All SIPRNet drives are non-writable for CDs and as far as thumb drives are concerned, install one and security alarms are immediately set off."

 Wayne MADSEN (USA)

Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. Has some twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. 

Wayne Madsen
Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club. Lives in Washington, D.C. 




Friday, January 27, 2012

BREAKING : EXCLUSIVE : ASEAN Region FLU PANDEMIC; Intentional release of H5N1 "novel" virus created at Kobe University By Kawaoka and student Teridah Ernala, more smoking gun e-mails from Kobe virologist to 5th Estate investigator


The next article in the continuing 5th Estate exclusive series on H5N1 weaponization at secret Kobe University lab by Yoshihiro Kawaoka and his PhD student Teridah Ernala Ginting, the subsequent intentional release of the virus into Southeast Asian countries

The 5th Estate
By Robert S. Finnegan
01/27/2012

This young Indonesian "scientist" through the years of our contact revealed to me the inner-workings of her "secret" lab at Kobe University and a new BSL-4 in Tokyo that was also working on the recombination of the H5N1 and H1N1 viruses, among others.  Kobe University does NOT  officially have a BSL-4 lab, and yet this microbiologist was assigned by her professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka to work on recombinant H5N1 and H1N1 in a "secret" (her words) lab at their facility.  How and why was this allowed to transpire?  When will the universities of Kobe, Tokyo and Wisconsin USA administrators and peers of Kawaoka initiate an investigation into his illegal theft/weaponization of an Indonesia strain of the H5N1 virus in a university secret lab? 

H5N1
I have kept my association with Teridah Ernala secret for years, however now that this individual has gone over to the "dark side," I have decided to reveal everything we discussed in the hope it may stop this ghastly, man-made weaponized virus that is capable of killing millions of innocent people across the world.

Kawaoka and his Kobe lab virologists preyed upon a young, incredibly naive and inexperienced Indonesian virologist to do their dirty-work, with the value added feature of being able to blame Indonesia for the new pandemic of the weaponized virus. Attempts to steal the virus by Dr. Kyoko Shinya and carrier Dr. Akiko Makino (also an ebola virus researcher) were detected by Indonesian authorities and Makino was released after lying to them about the nature/origin of the samples she was attempting to steal from Surabaya.

    There may be a few repeats, however they are worth noting again as they comprise separate keys to the entire story which is now unfolding and being watched nervously by the world at large.  The e-mails will not be corrected for spelling, punctuation or format - and are republished in the original.

"After the incident, my professor became very nice at me. Of course, because they know that I know what's going on exactly. Few days later, they asked me to sign a document, mentioning that I'm a researcher belonging to my supervisor, and every matters between my supervisor and I should be kept confidential. I didn't have any reason not to sign it..."  E-mail excerpt from Kobe University virologist Terdah Ernala Ginting to investigator Robert S. Finnegan.


On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 7:37 PM, Ida - Teridah Ernala <ida_lutu@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hello Bob,

I'm fine thank you. I have returned to the work again.. Have a trouble here. My supervisor tried to smuggle human samples from Indonesia. The carrier got caught in Surabaya airport without any supporting documents. They marked the sample tubes with 'zoonotic material', but actually it was human RNA.

I wanna give up this project if they keep doing illegal things.

Somehow I agree with Obama's statement, about swine flu vacination. People should choose whether they want to be vaccinated or not. Vaccine has lot of side effect, lot of death reported because of vaccination. Especially, this vaccine is a new thing, lack of tests and trials. If I had a kid, I wouldn't give my kid swine flu vaccination.

Someone can also spread disease by mandatory vaccination. If it happens, this can eliminate US population (our emphasis).


Ida 


Ida - Teridah Ernala ida_lutu@yahoo.com
11/7/09


Hey Bob,
I hope XXXXX is OK, tell XXX to take care and have enough rest. The virus has been dominating worldwide, so at least the survivors will get immunity.
Species jumping is common for flu virus. The novel H1N1 is purely human virus, it's not derived from any species. I say this because no animal had this virus before. But it's able to jump from human to pigs, and human to birds. Not reversible.

Flu virus can jump to other host when the other host species has similar receptor type. The virus can adapt to new host species after several passage. For example, if we infect human virus into egg, and we collect the egg liquid then infect it again into egg, and so on. After several infection to egg, the human virus will be effectively able to infect egg and birds.
So the virus will become bird virus.
Direct jump, without several trial for adaptation can also occur. I remember the horse flu virus, jumped directly to dogs and transfer the complete genome to dogs.
In the case of H5N1 (bird flu), now it's still transmissible effectively among birds. In some cases, the virus can infect human. That virus, the one that can infect human, has special amino acid properties. That's why, we're the researchers, are trying to check bird flu virus sequences continuesly. We're trying to monitor if the recent bird flu isolate has the properties to infect human.

As I told you before, the novel H1N1 is likely similar to bird virus, not swine virus. Because it has lot of properties similar to bird virus. But I don't know how it came to human population.
From the first time it emerged, the virus has been widely distributed. I don't know how it spread at the first time. But now, whole world is affected. This virus is highly transmissible among human, so simply the virus is spreading by human to human contact. I won't blame any animal here.

Redacted – personal.

Ida

  
Re: CHECKING IN ON YOU
Inbox
x
Ida - Teridah Ernala ida_lutu@yahoo.com
1/19/10

to me
Bob,
the cases have been reduced all over the world. Vaccine has been distributed (even though I don't take it). Drugs still working, even though some oseltamivir resistances reported.
Researcher is still following the trend of the virus. I'm sure to let you know when I smell something bad.
My biggest concern is still bird flu...  Your article about H5N1 always makes sense for me.

Ida



Friday, 3 July, 2009 16:08
From:
To:
"Southeast Asia News" <seanews1@yahoo.com>
Hey Robert,

Do you know anything about GSK (Glaxo-Smith Kline), a pharmaceutical industry.
They won a tender to produce hundreds millions of swine flu vaccine for Europe countries. Now they're going to occupy the drugs market too..
They're the richest company now I think.

Ida


PS: you better read the mail from the bottom. You will see how they're desperately want samples.

For your information:

Yoshi sensei - Yoshihiro Kawaoka, my professor. The authority. Everything done by these following two names are for his sake.

Shinya - Kyoko Shinya, my associate professor also my boss in this project. She's always using me and telling lot of lies.

Makino - Akiko Makino, new assistant professor from Tokyo Univ. She carried the illegal samples from Indonesia.

Yamaoka - Masaoki Yamaoka, a Japanese researcher assigned in Indonesia.

Dr Hatta - Shinya got the human samples from dr Hatta, but claimed it as dr Nidom's samples at Surabaya airport.
  

--- On Wed, 5/8/09, Ida - Teridah Ernala <ida_lutu@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Ida - Teridah Ernala <ida_lutu@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: H1N1/H5N1 PANDEMIC
To: "Southeast Asia News" <seanews1@yahoo.com>
Date: Wednesday, 5 August, 2009, 11:47 AM
Hi Robert,

That's a difficult question.
You asked me if H1N1 is a US lab creation. I'd say that it's probably lab strain, but I don't know who's lab :).

For me, the novel H1N1 is simply a hand made. I have read many articles and papers, how people trying to find the origin of the virus. Nothing makes sense for me. It will take hundred of years to create such completely new strain virus [in nature.]

Just hand me some RNAs, I can make it in just 1-2 months. :) (Our emphasis).

Ida

 
From: Ida - Teridah Ernala <ida_lutu@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: rough analysis
To: "Southeast Asia News" <seanews1@yahoo.com>
Date: Saturday, 27 June, 2009, 9:56 AM
Hi Robert,

Thank you for the article.
It seems the scientist couldn't find any prove that the swine flu virus derived from animal. They couldn't find any animal having this virus.

It's interesting isn't it? Where did it come from then?

Ida


From: Ida - Teridah Ernala <ida_lutu@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: H5N1/H1N1 "PANDEMIC"
To: "Southeast Asia News" <seanews1@yahoo.com>
Date: Monday, 7 September, 2009, 1:23 PM
Robert,

I don't have anything to edit yet, until my contributors send me the news sources. No news could mean no case, so it's a good thing .
Yeah I'm still working for the project of Kobe Univ, at least until I finish my PhD course. After that I may look for other oportunities. My professor wants me to stay with their work, but lot of things happenned making me wanna leave.
About your questions, they're pretty tricky. Please give me a couple days to answer.

Ida


At this point, here are comments from other investigators working on this case to the Publisher:


From anonymous American investigator, "Sam:"

“She needs to be very careful if she quits -- she has the goods on these people. I think Dr. Kawaoka is a key player in this H1N1 pandemic. They caught that dude from Ivory Coast trying to smuggle samples across the US-Canadian border and he worked at the lab in Winnipeg where Kawaoka has worked. The Ivorian's route to NIH in Washington would have taken him right through Madison, Wisconsin.” 

Ternala, Kawaoka, Kyoko Shinya, H5N1 virus thief Akiko Makino
Another anonymous American investigator, "Jason:"

I'm going over all the Japan stuff tonight. I did skim over 2 or 3 of the documents, and it is important shit.

[N]o shortage of mad scientists in this fucking world.

Were you aware that more than a few of these dead microbiologists (I think about 7 of 'em) that have been disappearing spoke out against Taubenberger's work on the 1918 virus?  His father is Heinz-Karl Taubenberger, a german married to an [A]merican woman and he was stationed at Landstuhl, Germany in 1961, Jeffrey Taubenberger was born at Landstuhl in 61.


  Re: H1N1
Ida - Teridah Ernala ida_lutu@yahoo.com
9/20/09

to me
Hmm..

They have samples actually, but no recent human samples since MOH banned the material transfer to other countries. That's why this is very illegal.. (our emphasis).

I told everything I know to the head of avian influenza lab in TDC Airlangga University, dr Nidom.
After this incident, the relationship between my professor and dr Nidom went bad. When [they] got caught, the carrier mentioned that the samples were belonging of Airlangga University, but actually no one knew about that.
Now, Indonesia govt blames dr Nidom as the sample 'dealer', condition is not really good for him now. Inn Japan, my professor's telling everyone that dr Nidom tried to trap them at the airport.
I heard lot of things in Japan contrary to what I heard from dr Nidom. Because of this we're exchanging information through mail. My professor doesn't know that we're mailing to each other, we're keeping things this way.
After the incident, my professor became very nice at me. Of course, because they know that I know what's going on exactly. Few days later, they asked me to sign a document, mentioning that I'm a researcher belonging to my supervisor, and every matters between my supervisor and I should be kept confidential. I didn't have any reason not to sign it.

If you want to, I will forward the conversation between Dr Nidom and I. It's in Bahasa Indonesia, but that's the actual story. It's a very long mail, maybe it's pretty difficult for you to understand the whole story but just keep it for your reference.
 
Ida

    The University of Kobe has not returned repeated requests for comment and has been offered access to all documentation should they wish to perform an internal investigation.

The 5th Estate series on H5N1 illegal recombination/intentional release will continue.



Center for Biosecurity UPMC Baltimore : The Risk of Engineering a Highly Transmissible H5N1 Virus; Video


Over the past 8 years, H5N1 avian influenza has sickened 571 people, killing 59% of them 

Center for Biosecurity UPMC Baltimore
Editorial by Thomas V. Inglesby, Anita Cicero,
and  D. A. Henderson

Over the past 8 years, H5N1 avian influenza has sickened 571 people, killing 59% of them. To give some perspective, the fatality rate of the virus that caused the 1918 Great Pandemic was 2%, and that pandemic killed on the order of 50 million people. Like all influenza strains, H5N1 is constantly evolving in nature. But thankfully, this deadly virus does not now spread readily through the air from person to person. If it evolves to become as transmissible as normal flu and results in a pandemic, it could cause billions of illnesses and deaths around the world—the proportion of the global population affected by past pandemics.

Link to original article:

 http://www.upmc-biosecurity.org/website/resources/publications/2011/2011-12-15-editorial-engineering-H5N1



This Center for Biosecurity UPMC Baltimore editorial republished/linked with permission and thanks from The 5th Estate.



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