Friday, February 17, 2012

Endgame for Humanity : Open Seeds; Biopiracy, Bioterrorism and the Patenting of Life

Mad scientists, insane virologists, doctors of death:  The future of mankind hangs in the balance as "elitists" attempt to play God with the lives of billions of innocents


As the world begins to digest the implications of intellectual property for online censorship, another IP issue threatens an even more fundamental part of our daily lives: our food supply.  Backed by legal precedent and armed with seemingly inexhaustible lobbying funds, a handful of multinationals are attempting to use patents on life itself to monopolize the biosphere

The oft-neglected legal minefield of intellectual property rights has seen a surge in public interest in recent months due to the storm of protest over proposed legislation and treaties related to online censorship.[1] One of the effects of such legislation as SOPA and PIPA and such international treaties as ACTA is to have drawn attention to the grave implications that intellectual property arguments can have on the everyday lives of the average citizen.

As important as the protection of online freedoms is, however, an even more fundamental part of our lives has come under the purview of the multinational corporations that are seeking to patent the world around us for their own gain. Unknown to a large section of the public, a single US Supreme Court ruling in 1980 made it possible for the first time to patent life itself for the profit of the patent holder.

Insane Kobe University virologist Kawaoka...
The decision, known as Diamond v. Chakrabarty, centered on a genetic engineer working for General Electric who created a bacterium that could break down crude oil, which could be used in the clean-up of oil spills.[2] In its decision, Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger ruled that:

“A live, human-made micro-organism is patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101”

With this ruling, the ability to patent living organisms, so long as they had been genetically altered in some novel way, was established in legal precedent.

The implications of such a monumental ruling are understandably wide-reaching, touching on all sorts of issues that have the potential to change the world around us. But it did not take long at all for this decision’s effects to make itself felt in one of the most basic parts of the biosphere: our food supply.

In the years following the Diamond v. Chakrabarty decision, an entire industry rose up around the idea that these new patent protections could foster the economic incentive for major corporations to develop a new class of genetically engineered foods to help increase crop yields and reduce world hunger.

... and his PhD student Teridah Ernala created weaponized H5N1
The first commercially available genetically modified food, Calgene’s “Flavr Savr” tomato, was approved for human consumption by the Food and Drug Administration in the US in 1992 and was on the market in 1994.[3] Since then, adoption of GM foods has proceeded swiftly, especially in the US where the vast majority of soybeans, corn and cotton have been genetically altered.

By 1997, the problems inherent in the patenting of these GM crops had already begun to surface in Saskatchewan, Canada. It was in the sleepy town of Bruno that a canola farmer, Percy Schmeiser, found that a variety of GM canola known as “Roundup Ready” had infected his fields, mixing with his non-GM crop.[4] Amazingly, Monsanto, the agrichemical company that owned the Roundup Ready patent, sued Schmeiser for infringing their patent. After a years-long legal battle against the multinational that threatened to bankrupt his small farming operation, Schmeiser finally won an out-of-court settlement with Monsanto that saw the company agree to pay for the clean-up costs associated with the contamination of his field.

In India, tens of thousands of farmers per year commited suicide[5] in an epidemic labeled the GM genocide.[6] Sold a story of “magic seeds” that would produce immense yields, farmers around the country were driven into ruinous debt by a combination of high-priced seeds, high-priced pesticides, and crop failure. Worst of all, the GM seeds had been engineered with so-called “terminator technology,” meaning that seeds from one harvest could not be re-planted the following year. Instead, farmers were forced to buy seeds at the same exorbitant prices from the biotech giants every year, insuring a debt spiral that was impossible to escape. As a result, hundreds of thousands of farmers have committed suicide in the Indian countryside since the introduction of GM crops in 1997.

As philosopher, quantum physicist and activist Vandana Shiva has detailed at great length, the effect of the invocation of intellectual property in enabling the monopolization of the world’s most fundamental resources was not accidental or contingent.[7] On the contrary, this is something that has been self-consciously designed by the heads of the very corporations who now seek to reap the benefit of this monopolization, and the monumental nature of their achievement has been obscured behind bureaucratic institutions like the WTO and innocuous sounding agreements like the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.

Although the deck appears to be stacked in favour of the giant multinationals and their practically inexhaustible access to lobbying and legal funds, the people are by no means incapable of fighting back against this patenting of the biosphere.

Farmer suicides in India due to Monsanto seed patents
In India itself, where so much devestation has been wrought by the introduction of genetically engineered crops, the people are fighting back against the world’s most well-known purveyor of GMO foods, Monsanto. The country’s National Biodiversity Diversity Authority has enabled the government to proceed with legal action against the company for so-called biopiracy, or attempting to develop a GM crop derived from local varieties of eggplant, without the appropriate licences.[8]

Although resistance to the patenting of the world’s food supply should be applauded in all its forms, what is needed is a fundamental transformation in our understanding of life itself from a patentable organism to the common property of all of the peoples who have developed the seeds from which these novel GM crops are derived.

This concept, known as open seeds, is being promoted by organizations around the globe, including Dr. Vandana Shiva’s Navdanya organization.[9]

Personification of Evil:  Monsanto
To be sure, it will be a long and arduous uphill battle to bring this issue to the attention of a public that seems to be but dimly aware of what genetically modified foods are, let alone the legal ramifications of the ability to patent life, but as the work of such organizations as Navdanya continues to educate people about the issues involved, the numbers of those opposed to the patenting of the biosphere likewise increases.

From seed-saving and preservation projects to an increased awareness of and interest in organic foods, people around the globe are beginning to take the issue of the food supply as seriously as the companies that are quite literally attempting to ram their products down the consumers’ throats.

As always, the power lies with the consumers, who can win the battle simply by asserting their right to choose where and how they purchase the food, a lesson that was demonstrated once again earlier this month in Germany.[10]


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OPINION : Countdown to war with Iran must be halted

Only the international public - Free Men and Women of Courage - can halt their insane, kleptocratic, death wish "national leaders" bringing them and their evil, nepotistic, inbred regimes to a final solution for the preservation of mankind  

Sydney Morning Hearald

Opinion: Global pressure can end years of nuclear brinkmanship

The standoff over Iran's nuclear program is close to spiralling out of control. Israel, which sees Iran as the worst threat to its existence, has canvassed the attitudes of US military and intelligence leaders to a military strike. Israel is reportedly ready to attack Iran as early as April. On Wednesday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda urged visiting Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak not to take such ''extremely dangerous'' action. That is an understatement; a military strike carries huge risks.

Traitor Obama receives marching orders from Netanyahu
For the past decade, the US and its allies have paid a terribly high price for attacking Iraq before all non-military options had been exhausted. It is reassuring that the Obama administration is less gung-ho than its predecessor. However, Iran has an active nuclear program; Iraq did not. And Iran's provocative responses to intensifying sanctions appear to include bomb attacks on Israeli diplomats in India, Georgia and Thailand. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's condemnation of Iranian-directed terrorism has been supported by Thailand's chief of police, who also linked the attacks following the arrest of Iranian suspects.

No one doubts Israel's willingness to hit back, or its resolve to stop Iran from matching the nuclear capabilities that Israel has developed. Iran blames Israel for the assassination of at least four of its nuclear scientists in the past two years. Yet Israeli defence chiefs and former heads of the Mossad intelligence agency, Danny Yatom and Meir Dagan, have warned the government that a direct attack on Iran risks an uncontrollable war. For now, Mr Netanyahu has committed to ''strong and systematic, yet patient, action against the international terrorism that originates in Iran''.

Only a concerted international campaign can convince Iran that nuclear weapons are not worth pursuing. Israel has called for crippling sanctions, presumably in the belief that even Tehran's hardline leaders might change their minds. And severe restraints on banking, investment and shipping operations are crippling Iran's economy. A European Union embargo on Iranian oil exports takes effect on July 1. Iran is threatening to cut supply before then and to close vital shipping lanes. It has also announced advances in its nuclear program, including the use of domestically enriched fuel rods in its research reactor.

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At the same time, other developments hold open the prospect that Iran, which says it only wants a civilian nuclear power capacity, might agree to an inspections regime that precludes a weapons program. The attitudes of Arab nations suggest Iran is isolated; the vulnerable Assad regime in Syria is its only reliable state ally. Dennis Ross, the former State Department and National Security Council official who was a special assistant to President Barack Obama until last year, wrote this week that Iran looked to be seeking a way out.

Why is Bush-regime War Criminal John Bolton walking around free?
The signs include Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi's declaration that Iran will resume talks with permanent Security Council members and Germany. In a letter to the EU, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator also offered to end a year-long suspension of talks. A rejected Russian plan is back in play. Over the decades, as Mr Ross notes, Iran has relented under pressure. After meeting Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, US director of intelligence James Clapper told a Senate committee this month that sanctions were taking a toll. As Iran was ''guided by a cost-benefit approach'', it might decide not to pursue nuclear weapons.

Neither Israel nor the US will tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran. But Mr Clapper said Iran had enriched uranium to the 20 per cent grade, well short of the 90 per cent needed for weapons. That leaves some time to stop this long standoff from descending into war, provided there is unrelenting international pressure on Iran to co-operate and on Israel to avoid precipitate action. There must be no wavering and no mixed signals if the world is to avoid the looming nightmare of all-out conflict.

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West plots in Mideast to spark nuke war: Analyst

It's all about "value added" war:  Obama, Congress, BP get oil and pass on looting their Treasuries, bailing out criminal bankers, "austerity measures," Martial Law in U.S.


A senior political analyst says the oil-thirsty West is gearing up for a military intervention in Syria and a strike on Iran which would potentially trigger a nuclear world war.
“The multinational New World Order, led by the Anglo-American axis and Israel (spearheaded by the UN), are preparing a final conquest of the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, with nuclear world war implications,” Larry Chin wrote on the Global Research website on Wednesday.

“Syria and Iran are being relentlessly destabilized. CIA operations have been continuous for months and years. Two nations are targeted to fall sequentially, as part of one agenda,” he added.

The prominent analyst argued that the rising oil prices pose a threat to the “petroleum-driven” world economy and the Western desire to quench this thirst has increased the likelihood of an attack on Syria and Iran.

“The empire is hell-bent on securing what is necessary to sustain its dying economic and industrial engine, regardless of how many lives are taken in the process,” Chin concluded.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March and many people have lost their lives in the violence.

Americans - get used to more of this - unless Obama, Clinton, Panetta, CIA stopped

The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters. But Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

Meanwhile, the United States, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program, and have used this pretext to push for international and unilateral sanctions against Tehran.

Washington and Tel Aviv have also repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike over its nuclear program.

Iran has refuted the allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful use.


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Wayne Madsen : UPDATE 1X. Mossad Practicing its Motto in Bomb Plots: "By Way Of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War"

Netanyahu, Ahmadinejad, Obama: Criminally insane world leaders vie for top nutcase slot

Wayne Madsen Report
By Wayne Madsen

The motto of Mossad has long been based on practicing the art of deception to engage in covert and overt warfare. Mossad's motto "By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War" (Hebrew: be-tahbūlōt ta`aseh lekhā milkhamāh) is being carried out in supposed Iranian-engineered bomb plots against Israeli diplomats in New Delhi, India; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Bangkok, Thailand.

Like scumbag CIA friends, Mossad has long been out of control
The Israeli ambassador to Thailand, Itzhak Shoham, is alleging that the latest bomb plot in Bangkok, in which two men said to be carrying Iranian passports were caught trying to carry out a bomb plot against Israeli diplomatic targets, were similar to two other operations in Tbilisi and New Delhi. The Tbilisi and New Delhi operations saw amateurish homemade magnetic "sticky bombs," similar to those that Israel and the Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) have used to carry out car bomb assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists in Iran, being used against Israeli embassy targets.

In Bangkok, "sticky bombs" made from C-4 explosives went off prematurely in the home of two suspects. The residence is located on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. One of the alleged Iranians caught by Thai police is Saeid Moradi. Moradi lost his legs while tossing a grenade at police while they were chasing Moradi.

Earlier, a bomb attached to an Israeli diplomatic vehicle exploded, slightly wounding the wife of an Israeli diplomat. The woman was released from the hospital later the same day. In Tbilisi, a bomb attached to an Israeli diplomatic vehicle was defused before it as detonated.

Israeli officials have promised retaliation for the alleged Iranian attacks. However, Iran has stated that Israel carried out the attacks in order to damage Tehran's good relations with India, Georgia, and Thailand. Thailand recently recognized the statehood of Palestine.

Thai authorities had been expecting a Mossad operation for the past month in retaliation for Thailand's recognition of Palestine. The alleged "Iranian" operation in Bangkok comes just after the triennial Cobra Gold exercise that involved U.S. Special Forces, Thai and other troops from Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Indonesia, as well as invited Israeli military observers. Cobra Gold wrapped up on February 13. The exercises were based out of the Sattahip naval base near Chonburi.

CIA, Mossad need to be eradicated, excised from body of mankind
Moradi, the alleged Iranian grenade thrower, flew to Bangkok from Seoul. After arriving in Thailand, Moradi traveled to Phuket and then to Chonburi, remaining for several days during the Cobra Gold exercise. It is believed by Thai sources that Moradi obtained the hand grenades from the U.S. Special Forces team in Chonburi.

Moradi threw the grenades at police on Sukhumvit Soi 7 in the Nana area of Bangkok. This is an area that services sex tourists from the Arab Middle East and Islamic countries. There are no Israeli targets of opportunity in the Sukhumvit No. 7 area. The Israeli embassy is located on Sukhumvit Soi 19, far from the location of the grenade incident.

Typical sign found in Soi 7: not the type of neighborhood one would expect seasoned Iranian Shi'a Muslim agents sworn to die for Ayatollah Khamenei and Allah would be plotting their attack on the Israeli embassy.

The female room mate of the trio of Iranian suspects was staying in the Ekkamai district, several kilometers from the Sukhumvit safe house location. It is believed that the Ekkamai residence was where the "Iranians" were actually staying. To get to Sukhumvit Soi 7/Nana from Ekkamai, Moradi would have taken a taxi or the Skytrain twelve blocks past the Israeli embassy. It is believed that Moradi was hiding from the Thai police in the Nana Arab district. If Moradi were an Iranian agent, the question remains why he was staying in locations far from the Israeli embassy, as well as the Chabad House, which is on the other side of Bangkok, and why he did not use the occasion of passing by the Israeli embassy to make a dash for the compound or the diplomatic vehicles, if, as Israeli officials have stated, the Bangkok operation was a mirror of the operations in New Delhi and Tbilisi.

UPDATE: WMR has learned from Thai sources that the Ekkamai safe house was being used as an assembly center for car explosives. The devices were magnetic packages that were designed to be detonated by radio signal. The targets were not Israeli facilities in Thailand. The bomb packages were being shipped by the MEK from Thailand to Iran disguised as consumer electronics. The Thailand-to-Iran route is how previous car bombs targeting Iranian scientists were being smuggled into Iran. The operation involved "for-hire" ex-U.S. Special Forces personnel and is funded by Mossad.

CIA/Mossad impersonate Hammas, Islamic Jihad
The MEK rented the Ekkamai safe house in early December 2011. On January 11, Iranian chemical engineer Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan was killed after a magnetic bomb that was slapped on to his car in a northern suburb of Tehran exploded. The small bomb that killed Ahmadi-Roshan was shipped from Thailand to Iran was very small and hidden inside a mobile phone carton. Similar bombs have been shipped from the Ekkamai safe hosue to Iran.

The Valentine's Day incident in Bangkok came a month after the Tehran blast. The accidental blast in Bangkok occurred after the Mossad-directed MEK team picked up C4 in Chonburi and technical and operational instructions in Phuket, over the previous week.

The Ekkamai safe house was an independent, small 2-story glass-and-sheetmetal structure with a garage and a tall concrete block wall in front. The facility was an obvious factory operation. Only the ground floor was damaged with shattered windows on the doors and the front door leaning on broken hinges. The second story windows were not damaged. An aerial shot of the Ekkamai safe house shows the front part of the roof blown through with tiles missing and a rectangular hole.

A number of international terrorism experts claim the Bangkok operation lacked the sophistication that would be expected from Iranian intelligence or Iran's Quds special operations force.

Thai false flag by Mossad or more Iranian insanity:  Cui bono?
The C4 used in the bombs that went off prematurely in the Sukhumvit safe house were of standard U.S. Navy issue. Since 2001, most of the explosives used for U.S. covert operations/false flag attacks in southern Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar originated from the large weapons arsenal located at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada.

In past covert/false flag operations, the C4 was smuggled into Thailand by retired U.S. military personnel operating under the cover of the U.S. Missing in Action program in Laos. The C4 used by the alleged bombers in Sukhumvit was diverted from the Cobra Gold exercise.

Thai sources also point out that Moradi is of Persian Jewish origin. A number of prominent Iranian Jewish families, some of whom are in exile in the United States, have the last name Moradi. In 2004, the Simon Wiesenthal Center posthumously honored Iranian diplomat Abol-Hassan Sardari, the Iranian consul in Paris during the Nazi occupation, for saving the life of an Iranian Jew named Ibrahim Moradi. Moradi is also a common name among Kurdish Jews who live in northern Iran.


Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist with over 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. 

STRATFOR : Danube Freezes Over, So Much for Global Warming Tax Scam

Global warming rip-off scam debunked, Europe experiencing one of coldest winters on record; brain-dead yuppie fools in U.S. continue to squawk about being "carbon neutral" over a $5.00 Starbucks U.S. shit-coffee "Eco-Latte" as if it's only thing in their wasted lives, trying to be part of the "trendy" sheep follower crowd while America burns


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Low temperatures through January and February in Europe have caused several of the continent's inland waterways to freeze, particularly the Danube River. Before the freeze, the region through which the Danube runs experienced a severe drought, dramatically reducing the river's flow and increasing the likelihood that it would freeze over in the cold. Navigable rivers are a geopolitically significant feature of a given region. Transporting goods by water is much less expensive than by land, historically allowing residents to spend capital it would otherwise need for building transport networks on other investments that could increase its economic potential, such as education, energy or technology. Waterways enable industries to acquire intermediate products, expertise, raw materials and markets from farther away, increasing competition among the local suppliers. Europe has around 50,000 kilometers (31,000 miles) of navigable canals, rivers and lakes regularly used for transportation of goods. This network is mostly concentrated in the northwestern part of the continent, with one major exception: the Danube. The Danube flows for 2,872 kilometers through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine to the Black Sea. On its way, it passes through four capital cities: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade. The completion of the 171-kilometer-long Rhine-Main-Danube Canal in 1992 allowed for travel to the Danube from the North Sea port of Rotterdam via the Rhine. While European countries have shifted away from inland waterways as their main shipping route, several countries still rely heavily on the Danube for trade -- particularly Bulgaria and Romania -- magnifying their transport difficulties caused by the freeze. However, this freeze is temporary; in the long term, the most harm to trade along the Danube will come from continued political instability in Eastern Europe.

This STRATFOR analysis republished with permission and thanks from The 5th Estate.



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

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



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

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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.



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.



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...



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


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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 . . .



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.