Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Massacre of the Afghan 17 and the Obama Cover-Up : "Mainstream Media" Assists Criminal Obama Regime in Cover-Up; Should be Tried as WAR CRIMINALS

Obama’s deliberate lies about the events surrounding the massacre and the fundamental responsibility of the high military command for the crimes committed by its troops; individual "mainstream media journalists" are war criminals and should be tried and convicted as such

Global Research
By Professor James Petras
03/26/2012

The March 11 Massacre of the 17 Afghan citizens, including at least nine children and four women, raises many fundamental issues about the nature of a colonial war, the practices of a colonial army engaged in a prolonged (eleven-year) occupation and the character of an imperial state as it commits war crimes and increasingly relies on arbitrary dictatorial measures to secure public compliance and suppress dissent. 

After the cold-blooded murder of the 17 Afghan villagers in Kandahar Province the US military and the ever-complicit Obama regime constructed an elaborate cover-up, exposing the Administration up to charges of conspiracy to suppress the essential facts, falsify data and obstruct justice : All are grounds for criminal prosecution and impeachment.


Afghans bury their dead
This massacre is just one of several hundred committed by US armed forces according to the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai. It could ruin the Obama presidency, by putting him on trial for conspiracy to obstruct justice and arguably send him to jail for war crimes.

Obama’s deliberate lies about the events surrounding the massacre and the fundamental responsibility of the high military command for the crimes committed by its troops underscores the breakdown of the occupation of Afghanistan, the very centerpiece of Obama’s war policy. The President of the United States has personally played a major role in the cover-up. From a political vantage point, the executive conspiracy charge has wider and deeper implications than the massacre itself, as horrible as it is.

The Massacre, the ‘Official’ Story (1st version) and the Cover-Up


According to the US military command in Afghanistan and the Obama regime, at 3am on March 11, 2012 a deranged soldier walked off a Special Forces Base in rural Kandahar Province and without command authority entered two villages (two miles apart), shot and killed 17 unarmed civilians, mostly women and children and wounded an unspecified number of villagers; then he doused their bodies with gasoline, set them on fire and hiked back to base to surrender himself to his commanders. This ‘surrender’, the Pentagon claims, was recorded on video and no less than the President of the United States , Barack Obama, vouched for its authenticity as conclusive proof for the story of a lone, unbalanced mass murderer. The military command quickly whisked the initially unnamed murderer out of the Afghanistan to the maximum security federal prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and only then identified the madman as a 38-year old, multi-decorated, 11-year army veteran, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. The US has rejected all attempts by the Afghan President, the Afghan Army Chief and members of the Afghan Parliament to interview Sgt Bales, gather testimony and bring the suspect to trial in Afghanistan .


Ludicrous story that Army SSgt. Bales committed killings bogus
According to an independent Afghan parliamentary investigation led by Sayed Ishaq Gillami, and initial investigations by General Sher Mohammed Karimi of the Afghan Army, who interviewed residents of the two villages, there are significant contradictions in the US military’s and President Obama’s “official story”. Eye witnesses have testified that up to 20 soldiers were involved, aided by a helicopter. What they described was typical of a US Special Forces’ night time raid, which involved the systematic breaking down of doors, rousing the sleeping families and shooting Afghan victims.

Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today, finds the villagers’ version of events quite plausible for the following reasons: The villages, where the murders occurred, were two miles apart, making it highly unlikely that a lone, fully armed solder could haul a multi-gallon jerry can of gasoline from his base to the first sleeping village, break down the doors of one or more homes, commit the murders, douse and burn his victims and then proceed on foot two miles further on to the second village, shoot, kill and burn the next set of unarmed villagers and then walk back to his base and surrender.


Indeed, Bales must have been a busy killing machine, alternating blowing up buildings, raping women, killing children and adults and burning bodies, a tough days' work for any Army platoon but a snap for this former Wall Street fraudster super warrior

It makes far more sense that a heavily armed group of Special Forces troops, engaged in village ‘pacification’ operations, left their base in military vehicles, passed through the gate in the wee hours of the morning, on a routine official operation, authorized by the bases military command and something went wrong. What was supposed to have been a typical midnight assault on a “pacified” village in search of Taliban supporters, turned into the mass murder of children and their mothers in bed with virtually no adult males (husbands, fathers, uncles or brothers) present to protect them. Typically, all Afghan farmers keep weapons in their homes, but these villages had been disarmed by the Special Forces and the adult men had either been detained in earlier sweeps or were in hiding from just such brutal operations in the expectation that their wives and children would not be attacked.


Lying scumbag Obama running out of time, bogus stories
Whatever triggered the mass murder of mothers and children in their nightclothes in those villages in Kandahar , one thing is clear: the President of the United States conspired with the US military command to obstruct justice in the cover-up of a heinous war crime, a felony punishable with impeachment.

When the implausibility first ‘official’ story became embarrassingly evident to the most superficial observer, the Obama ‘cover-up’ crew released a new version on March 26: According to the revised version of events, the lone, deranged Sgt. Bales committed the first massacre in the early morning hours of March 11, walked back to base for breakfast and lunch and then walked out again to a second village for another round of mass murder – before returning and turning himself in to his commander posing for the video.

Why the Obama Cover-Up: Military Demoralization and the Iran War

Why would President Obama engage in such a clumsy cover-up further eroding US relations with the Afghan President Karzai, the Afghan military and especially the Afghan people? Why would he risk charges of conspiracy to protect war criminals by insisting on an easily refutable cover-up?


Obama thought he could lie like Bush war criminals
The story of the alleged assassin, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, provides some leads about the larger crisis facing the imperial military. Bales is a ‘decorated’ soldier rewarded for his three tours of combat duty in Iraq and his more recent Afghan assignment where he would have participated in similar types of Special Pacification Operations among civilians in the countryside in Afghanistan. In the days after news of the massacre leaked out, a furious Afghan President Karzai claimed that “hundreds” of similar massacres had been perpetrated by US and NATO forces and had gone unreported in the Western media and unpunished. Karzai has repeatedly called for an end to US Special Forces’ night raids on sleeping villages. But, until now, there had been no need for a US Presidential cover-up up. With the approaching US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the growing expressions of militant Afghan nationalism, the Obama regime must hide the true nature of the occupation. Washington ’s Afghan clients can no longer ignore US war crimes against innocent children and women and other non-combatants. This is especially true in the so-called ‘pacified’ villages where the adult Afghani men have already been arrested in sweeps or driven into hiding and with the few remaining, disarmed and ‘under the control’ of the US Special Forces.


Afghan witnesses revealing true story

Considering even the US official story, why would the Special Forces commanders in charge of the Sgt. Bales base ignore the loud bursts of gunfire and screams of women and children in a village within 100 meters of its perimeter at 3 am? According to their official version, the base command only became aware of the massacres when Sgt. Bales walked back to base, raised his hands high for a video-op and confessed to killing and desecrating the bodies of 17, mostly children and women.


Damning evidence:  And what is the real story behind this image?  The world will know soon enough as real story continues to leak out

Obama has tried to sell the ‘confession’ video as proof of the ‘official version’ of events to a skeptical Afghan President Karzai who contemptuously demanded the ‘alleged’ video be turned over for a detailed examination for authenticity. Obama’s refusal to release the video tends to confirm his role in the cover-up.


Like most murderers, Obama a lousy liar
Obama’s contention that a ‘lone unbalanced gunman’ committed the crime is completely self-serving and exposes serious and deep structural problems with the war in Afghanistan . US combat troops in Afghanistan are demoralized and angry because their military commanders have marched them into a cul de sac – a dead end. They are engaged in a long, losing war where every dead US soldier is accompanied by scores who are maimed, blinded and mentally traumatized. In Obama’s war, the wounded are patched up and recycled back into the same meat grinder in an increasingly hostile environment, where rape, torture, maiming and murder become their only ‘recreation’. Sgt. Bales was coerced into multiple tours of duty in Iraq and then shipped off to Afghanistan , contrary to his expectations of a promotion and an end to overseas combat assignments.

There is a huge gap between the world of the political warlords in Washington and their accomplices among the warmongering ‘lobbies’ and that of the soldiers who risk their lives in imperial wars of occupation. These dispensable soldiers are repeatedly deployed to brutal colonial wars thousands of miles from their homes to confront an ‘enemy’ they cannot possibly understand. They end up brutalizing the families, friends, neighbors and compatriots of the elusive Afghan anti-colonial fighters – who are everywhere. Back in the Washington none of the political war-mongers ever experience the pain and suffering of a prolonged war, which for any soldier on the battlefield, is ever present, everywhere. Soldiers, like Sgt. Bales, operate in a very hostile environment where, a roadside bomb or a grenade thrown from a motorcycle, or even a ‘trusted’ Afghan ally, who might turn his gun on his US ‘mentors,’ are omnipresent threats to their ever returning home in one piece.


Judging from wound patterns children intentionally executed

Obama has to conspire with the Pentagon in covering up this mass murder, defending the officers in charge of these ‘pacified’ villages, because there are no alternatives, no back-ups, no new recruits eager to engage in the 12th year of war in Afghanistan . There are only the re-cycled killers, willing to pursue their career in ‘Special Forces’ involving ‘kill and destroy’ operations. Furthermore, Obama cannot rely on the international allies who are rushing to withdraw their own troops from this quagmire. And Obama has a problem with his allied Afghan warlords and kleptocrats, who managed to run off with over $4.5 billion dollars in 2011 (half of the entire state budget) (Financial Times, 3/19/12, p. 1). President Obama cannot allow an entire garrison, including their commanding officer to be put on trial for the war crimes in this massacre. Holding anyone, besides the hapless Sgt. Bales, accountable for the massacre would incite a general rebellion within the armed forces, or, at a minimum, further demoralize the elite Special Forces who are expected to man these long-term engagements after the regulars withdraw, which in the case of Afghanistan could last until 2024.


An Afghan parliamentary investigation team has implicated up to 20 US troops in the massacre of 17 civilians in Kandahar. It contradicts NATO’s account that insists one rogue soldier was behind the slaughter
 
This issue has implications far beyond Afghanistan : Obama has developed his entire new counter-insurgency strategy centered on the easy entry and bloody exits of US Special Forces targeting over seventy-five countries. The Special Forces figure prominently in Obama’s military preparations for Syria and Iran , which have been developed at the behest of his Zionist overlords.

In the final analysis, the entire imperial military apparatus of the Obama regime, while formidable on paper, depends on the ‘Special Operations’ formations. As such, they are the centerpiece of the new imperial warfare, developed as a response to the demands for reduced ground forces, budgetary constraints and growing domestic discontent. Their ‘actions’ are designed to leave no witnesses and no embarrassments. They may be the butchers of children, women and unarmed civilians but they are the White House’s butchers.

Despite all their crimes and cover-ups, the Obama regime’s priority is to defend the empire with whatever personnel is available at his disposal. So while Sgt. Bales is in Leavenworth , the Afghan elite cry in justice , the families in Kandahar mourn their dead and the Taliban plan their revenge.

On the domestic front, Obama faces strong popular opposition to the costly unending wars, which have destroyed the US economy, and growing anger and demoralization in the armed forces. As a result of the massive popular discontent among the American people with politicians of both parties who have recklessly sent troops into anachronistic colonial wars, which serve the interest of foreign powers, the President has issued an executive decree, allowing him to assume dictatorial powers in order to militarize the entire economy, its resources and its work force. On March 16, 2012 Barak Obama issued an Executive Order-National Defense Resource Preparedness in order to sustain the global empire.

Clearly prolonged colonial wars cannot be sustained through the consent of the citizens and such wars cannot be prosecuted according to military manuals and the Geneva Conventions. At this point, only Presidential ‘rule by decree’ can secure compliance of the citizens at home and only massacres and cover-ups can sustain the colonial occupations abroad. But these are desperate and temporary: When the extreme measures have run their course there will be nothing to fall back on and nothing can save the president of a collapsing empire from the revolt of its citizens and soldiers.

James Petras is a frequent contributor to Global Research.  Global Research Articles by James Petras
   
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"Mainstream Media" Lies : AP Says Military Deaths in Afghanistan Only at 1,788

A classic piece of concrete evidence that AP should be charged with war crimes, along with the fraud "journalists" that participated in this disgusting propaganda cover-up

Associated Press
03/17/2012

As of Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at least 1,788 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.


Obama, DoD did not, don't report deaths ouside Afghanistan
The AP count is four less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Monday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,489 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 110 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 13 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is one more than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.




Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 15,488 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.
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The latest identifications reported by the military:

— Sgt. Daniel J. Brown, 27, of Jerome, Idaho; died March 24 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

—Capt. Aaron D. Istre, 37, of Vinton, La.; died March 24 in Kabul, Afghanistan; assigned to the HHC, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas.

—Spc. Dennis P. Weichel Jr., 29, of Providence, R.I.; died March 22 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered in a noncombat-related incident; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 56th Troop Command, Rhode Island National Guard, East Greenwich, R.I.

—Sgt. Jamie D. Jarboe, 27, of Frankfort, Ind.; died March 21 in Topeka, Kan., from wounds suffered on April 10, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.






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Very High Radiation, Little Water in Japan Reactor

This is nothing new - AP scrambles with rest of "mainstream media" to cover itself for shilling, covering up real radiation levels for Japanese, TEPCO, U.S. government; all, including Obama should be prosecuted for genocide

Associated Press
By Mary Yamaguchi
03/28/2012

TOKYO (AP) —

One of Japan's crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and hardly any water to cool it, according to an internal examination that renews doubts about the plant's stability.


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A tool equipped with a tiny video camera, a thermometer, a dosimeter and a water gauge was used to assess damage inside the No. 2 reactor's containment chamber for the second time since the tsunami swept into the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant a year ago.


There has been a massive cover-up on real radiation numbers
The data collected Tuesday showed the damage from the disaster was so severe, the plant operator will have to develop special equipment and technology to tolerate the harsh environment and decommission the plant, a process expected to last decades.

The other two reactors that had meltdowns could be in even worse shape. The No. 2 reactor is the only one officials have been able to closely examine so far.

Tuesday's examination with an industrial endoscope detected radiation levels up to 10 times the fatal dose inside the chamber. Plant officials previously said more than half of the melted fuel has breached the core and dropped to the floor of the primary containment vessel, some of it splashing against the wall or the floor.

Particles from melted fuel have probably sent radiation levels up to a dangerously high 70 sieverts per hour inside the container, said Junichi Matsumoto, spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Co. The figure far exceeds the highest level previously detected, 10 sieverts per hour, which was detected around an exhaust duct shared by No. 1 and 2 units last year.


Nobody in their right mind would come anywhere near Fukushima or buy anything from Japan; proponents, "mainstream media" shills [U.S.]Al Jazeera '"Now everyone is a journalist" and Japanese government liar extraordinaire and serial murderer Yukio Edano should be staked out for 72 hours 100 meters in front of Fukushima reactor #3 to demonstrate to world the real truth

"It's extremely high," he said, adding that an endoscope would last only 14 hours in those conditions. "We have to develop equipment that can tolerate high radiation" when locating and removing melted fuel during the decommissioning.

The probe also found that the containment vessel — a beaker-shaped container enclosing the core — had cooling water up to only 60 centimeters (2 feet) from the bottom, far below the 10 meters (yards) estimated when the government declared the plant stable in December. The plant is continuing to pump water into the reactor.


Video footage taken by the probe showed the water inside was clear but contained dark yellow sediments, believed to be fragments of rust, paint that had been peeled off or dust.

A probe done in January failed to find the water surface and provided only images showing steam, unidentified parts and rusty metal surfaces scarred by exposure to radiation, heat and humidity. Finding the water level was important to help locate damaged areas where radioactive water is escaping.

Matsumoto said that the actual water level inside the chamber was way off the estimate, which had used data that turned out to be unreliable. But the results don't affect the plant's "cold shutdown status" because the water temperature was about 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit), indicating the melted fuel is cooled.


American sheep could care less if kids die from radiation
Three Dai-ichi reactors had meltdowns, but the No. 2 reactor is the only one that has been examined because radiation levels inside the reactor building are relatively low and its container is designed with a convenient slot to send in the endoscope.

The exact conditions of the other two reactors, where hydrogen explosions damaged their buildings, are still unknown. Simulations have indicated that more fuel inside No. 1 has breached the core than the other two, but radiation at No. 3 remains the highest.

The high radiation levels inside the No. 2 reactor's chamber mean it's inaccessible to the workers, but parts of the reactor building are accessible for a few minutes at a time — with the workers wearing full protection.

Last year's massive earthquake and a tsunami set off the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, sending three reactor cores to melt and causing massive radiation leaks. The government said in December that the reactors are safely cooled and the plant has stabilized, while experts have questioned its vulnerability.

During a recent visit by a group of journalists including The Associated Press, the head of the plant said it remains vulnerable to strong aftershocks and tsunami, and that containing contaminated water and radiation is a challenge. Radioactive water had leaked into the ocean several times already.


Japanese sheep win out over American counterparts for sheer cowardice, mental illness

Workers found a fresh leak of 120 tons from a water treatment unit this week from one of its hoses, with estimated 80 liters (20 gallons) escaping into the ocean, Matsumoto said. Officials are still investigating its impact.

Fukushima's accident has instilled public distrust and concerns about nuclear safety, making it difficult for the government to start up reactors even after regular safety checks. All but one of Japan's 54 reactors are now offline, with the last one scheduled to stop in early May.








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Iran's Prophetic Telegram : The U.S. Subconscious Need for an Enemy

Obama, Panetta, Clinton and other assorted regime criminals rely on fake "wars" to deflect attention from their murderous, treasonous thievery of U.S. wealth, destroying U.S. economy, attempts to kill Americans with weaponized viruses

World News
By Dallas Darling
03/27/2012

By the time George Kennan interpreted a deterioration in U.S.-Soviet relations to be an American need for an external scapegoat enemy,(1) numerous U.S. preemptive military engagements to stop the supposed spread of "Communism" had cost tens of millions of lives. Three decades earlier in the Long Telegram, Kennan had been grossly misinterpreted by ultraconservatives and militarists in the U.S. Government and Military-Industrial-Complexes. He had alleged that Stalin's Communist totalitarian regime was at odds with Lenin's view to export Communism around the world. Thus, Stalin had shelved Communistic expansion and wanted only to build a Communist society in Russia. After World War II, he limited it to Eastern Europe in order to prevent another Western military invasion. Stalin's intent was never to spread Communism around the world.(2)


Old Stalin
But again and after World War II, ultraconservatives, militarists, and hysterical religionists and their followers in the U.S. continued to espouse a doctrine of inexorable fear and hostility towards the Soviet Union. They also maintained power by wrongly projecting their own aggression onto popular movements. "Finding little objective reason for it," wrote Kennan, "I could only suspect that its origins were primarily subjective; and this seemed to me to suggest something much more sinister than mere intellectual error: namely, a subconscious need on part of a great many people for an external enemy-an enemy against whom frustrations could be vented, and enemy who could serve as a convenient target for the externalization of evil, and enemy in whose allegedly inhuman wickedness one could see the reflection of one's own exceptional virtue.""3)

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has again reiterated, even condemned, the development and use of nuclear weaponry. In a telegram to the world, he declared Iran has never sought and will never seek nuclear weapons. Furthermore, he proclaimed Iran would challenge the capacity and senselessness of other nations that manufacture and have, and depend on, nuclear weapons for the purposes of maintaining dominance and leverage and to induce fear. His announcement came while the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran described its nuclear enrichment program as one that would be used for peaceful and civilian goals, that would be beneficial for the future of Iran and the world. It also preceded the National Intelligence Estimate's (16 agencies) repeated reports that Iran has abandoned it nuclear weapons program.


New and "improved" Stalin
However, Israel and some in the U.S. Congress and Central Intelligence Agency continue to push for a preemptive strike against Iran and a possible war. All have hawkish political and military and corporate leaders that stand to either make money from a war with Iran or maintain power. But have such leaders committed the intellectual errors that Kennan warned about: namely, a subconscious need on part of a great many people for an external enemy-an enemy against whom frustrations could be vented, and enemy who could serve as a convenient target for the externalization of evil, an enemy in whose allegedly inhuman wickedness one could see the reflection of one's own exceptional virtue? These entities also have a murky past in the Middle East and Iran, one that continues to misread and misinterpret intelligence reports and militarily occupies foreign territory.

To end the current Cold War and deterioration in U.S./Israeli and Iranian relations, one that started in 1979 when Iran became an Islamic Republic, the United States and Israel will have to take seriously Iran and Khamenei's Prophetic Telegram: "That the decision makers in countries opposing us know well that Iran is not after nuclear weapons because the Islamic Republic, logically, religiously and theoretically, considers the possession of nuclear weapons a grave sin and believes the proliferation of such weapons is senseless, destructive and dangerous." Berating such comments, as some have already done, reveals political immaturity, or the need to have Iran serve as a convenient target for the externalization of evil. Sanctions against Iran is uncivilized behavior too, reflecting one's own inhuman wickedness and economic tyranny onto others.

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.
(1) Kennan, George. The Nuclear Delusion: Soviet-American Relations in the Atomic Age. New York, New York: Pantheon Books, 1982., p. xxii.

(2) See Josef Stalin's "Problems of Leninism." His book details the goals of his Communist regime which was to build up only Russian socialism."

(3) Kennan, George. Common Security: The independent Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues. New York, New York: Simon & Shuster, 1982., p. 12.
Related links: Iran Nuclear Photos US Wikipedia: Iran–United States relations.


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Giant, 9-pound Gambian Rats Invading Florida Keys; Obama Imports Rat Food Source for Poor

One can imagine these monsters contracting and spreading H5N1 super-plague created at Kobe, Japan University by Yoshihiro Kawaoka and PhD student Teridah Ernala Ginting; bright side:  One rat will feed a family of four

The Sideshow
By Eric Pfeiffer
03/26/2012

A breed of giant Gambian rats have been rapidly reproducing in the Florida Keys despite a decade-long effort to wipe them out. KeysNet reports the invasive African native species first began showing up between 1999-2001 after a local exotic animal breeder released eight of the rats into the wild.


Kitty doesn't look too hip on giant rats
"We thought we had them whipped as of 2009," said Scott Hardin, exotic species coordinator for Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "We think they have not moved far but they clearly reproduced," he said.

The rodents, officially known as the Gambian pouched rat, are the largest known breed of rats in the world. They can grow up to three feet in length and weigh as much as nine pounds. Wildlife officials fear that if the rodents make it to the Florida mainland, they could devastate local crops.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been working with Florida officials to wipe out the rodents, and there are only an estimated few dozen at large, but they can reproduce quickly and do so only five months after being born. After producing a litter, the Gambian rat only has to wait another nine months before having another litter, bearing up to six babies at a time.


Cats new food source for Gambian Rats, kitties fleeing Florida
Officials thought they had successfully gotten rid of all of the Gambian rats back in 2008, but several of the burrowing creatures recently began showing up in the yards of local residents. "We were skeptical but went back and talked to people and [saw] there were rats that we missed," Hardin told KeysNet.

Using cantaloupe and peanut butter as bait, officials plan to distribute another 200 traps in an effort to clear the keys of the Gambian rats, some of which are larger than the average house cat.

"We're going to try to trap at least that often until we see signs that we have knocked them back," Hardin said.

 
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Coporate Lackey "mainstream media," CIA Owned and Operated USA Today Toadies Shill, Make Excuses for Cheney Heart Transplant

Cheney didn't deserve that heart when thousands of children are waiting on the transplant list; "mainstream media" spews out plethora of lies in attempt to cover for Cheney transplant at taxpayer expense; somewhere in America yet another child will die for this bastard War Criminal

USA Today
By Liz Szabo
03/28/2012

Former vice president Dick Cheney may be 71, but he's far from the oldest person to receive a heart transplant, say experts who note that older people today are more likely to be healthy enough to benefit.


Cheney, other government criminals jump waiting list
Cheney, who has survived five heart attacks and years of heart failure, is recuperating in intensive care at a Northern Virginia hospital after the transplant Saturday. He had been on the waiting list for 20 months.

Cardiologist Eric Topol, who consulted on Cheney's care during his first run for vice president, said that people Cheney's age "don't generally do so well" after a heart transplant.

"I wish him well," says Topol, chief academic officer at Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, Calif. But he says, "We have a profound shortage of hearts for transplantation. … It's not that he shouldn't get a transplant; it's a question of 'Who didn't get one?'"

Other experts say there are no age limits for organ transplants and that a relatively vigorous senior can fare better than a more fragile young adult. In Canada, a 79-year-old man who received a heart transplant lived until age 90, the Associated Press reported.


This necrotic, rotting, mass-murdering, scumbag War Criminal was given a heart that could have saved the life of an innocent child:  Americans should halt organ donations until accountability standards are introduced to see this does not happen again

"This has been discussed since the beginning of transplantation: How old is too old?" says Gregory Fontana, chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Rather than age, doctors consider a patient's overall health, says Mary Norine Walsh, medical director of cardiac transplantation at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Doctors won't give a transplant to a patient who has significant health problems other than heart disease, such as cancer.


"Doctors" make excuses for government criminal transplants
The wait time for a heart transplant varies, Walsh says, based on a patient's body size and blood type, which must match the donor. Fontana says wait times for transplants vary greatly from region to region.

From the information made public, it doesn't appear that Cheney jumped the line to get a transplant sooner than anyone else, says Walsh, who has no personal knowledge of Cheney's current case.

"There's no leapfrogging," said Allen Taylor, cardiology chief at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

For a man in Cheney's condition, 20 months on a transplant list "is a fairly long waiting time," Walsh says.


Cheney, government criminals never worry about receiving organs
In terms of urgency, Cheney would have been considered "moderate," Walsh says, because he had been living with a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, since 2010.

These implanted devices help to pump blood in patients such as Cheney, who have end-stage heart failure, a condition in which the heart has been weakened by heart attacks or other issues.

Fewer heart failure patients today die waiting for a transplant because of LVADs, Walsh says.

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

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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.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

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By Robert S. Finnegan

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