Thursday, March 29, 2012

Planned Petrol Price Hike : Jakarta Sees Third Day of Protests

Indonesian Parliament debating fuel price hike; more protests expected

The 5th Estate
By Robert S. and Imas K. Finnegan
03/29/2012

For the third straight day today in Jakarta thousands of protesters assembled in front of the Istana Negara to denounce the proposed lifting of fuel subsidies and resulting price increases.


The impact is projected to be wide-ranging and especially burdensome for the poor here, spanning the broad spectrum of Indonesia's growing economy across this vast archipelago of 17,000 islands and more than 200 million people.  Indonesia's oil and gas reserves are some of the largest in the world, generating revenues that are a significant portion of the economy.

IMM, the students of Muhammadiyah University Association was one of many groups represented in a crowd of hundreds.

A spokesperson for IMM said that their goal was the retention of the present fuel subsidies and rather than a decrease IMM wants an increase as well.


They have forwarded their requests to the  Indonesian Constitutional Board for review.  Their spokesperson said that IMM is deeply concerned about the impact price hikes would have on the poor.

Of 18.9 million households in Indonesia, 12.8 million are categorized as "poor" families who live on less than 1 million Rupiah a month.

IMM is also concerned about the allocation of Indonesia's natural resources to foreign companies, especially in the oil and gas sectors.

Other groups had varying agendas, however they were determined to speak with one voice, at least on this issue.

As one protester noted, "We are all Indonesians, this is our democracy and we shall be heard."

Parliament is set to vote tonight on the plan and more protests are expected for Friday should the measure pass.  An estimaed 20,000 police and military personnel staged their gear at Monas in preperation for the protests.

The 5th Estate will continually update this report.

Robert S. Finnegan is a retired investigative journalist and journalism professor.  He resides in Jakarta and Garut with his spouse Imas Kurniawati-Finnegan who is an internationally published photojournalist.


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Blaming the Victims : Government Inquiry Finds Bad Parenting Among Main Causes of UK Riots - Videos

Sick joke:  Instead of taking responsibility and standing up like men and prosecuting bank thieves, mincing, prancing, bedwetting English authorities attempt, fail to fob-off riots on poor; try to victimize poor yet again

PRESS TV
By Roshan Muhammed Salih, London
03/28/2012

Last summer Britain descended into an orgy of violence which led to the deaths of 5 people, thousands of arrests and hundreds of millions of pounds of damage. 


Unlike coward U.S. counterparts English poor kick-ass on cops
The unrest was condemned by the government as wanton and mindless rioting and criminality, while others claimed that it highlighted the social and economic deprivation in British society.

Now a government inquiry has concluded that the unrest was fuelled by a lack of opportunities for young people, by poor parenting and by a suspicion of the police. The inquiry calls for more people to be given "a stake in society" to help prevent a repeat of the disturbances.

The report by the Riots, Communities and Victims panel said that half a million families in Britain had been “forgotten” and “bump along at the bottom of society.”

It said schools should be fined in some cases if pupils were unable to read or write.

And most importantly, it called on the government to provide more opportunities for young people.

Another key finding was that Britain’s consumer society and excessive materialism was behind much of the stealing and looting.




Constant advertising and a culture that values material goods above everything else has led to jealousy and resentment for those who can’t afford the better things in life.

The police, meanwhile, were heavily criticized for abandoning communities by withdrawing from certain areas, effectively allowing criminality to take place. 



Like coward corporate killer cops in America British pigs don't realize they are in for it when it really hits the fan, will be taken out by Patriots, poor people, who now make up most of England's population

Although the government report has been welcomed by many for the emphasis it puts on Britain’s social and economic problems, many also feel that the solutions it recommends will be tough to implement.

Britain’s social and economic divisions are just so acute, they say, and its moral values are so ambiguous, that the future looks far from bright. 










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Iranian Women Ninjas Sue Reuters for Defamation of Character : Video

Proof Reuters full of idiots, these women the last people any wire service would want to piss off; coward Reuters "journalist" flees Iran after interview

PRESS TV
03/28/2012

A group of female Iranian martial artists have taken legal action against Britain's Reuters news agency for branding them as assassins, Press TV reports.


Iranian women call Reuters on the carpet
Last month, Reuters showed a number of Iranian girls training martial arts in a city near Tehran, claiming Iran was training more than 3,000 female ninjas to kill any possible foreign invaders. The distorted Reuters report was picked up by other British media outlets.

Following the strong reaction of Iranian media to the report, Reuters made changes to parts of the report but refused to apologize for slander.

The Iranian girls, accused by Reuters of being assassins, say the damage has already been done and they are now taking legal action against the agency for defamation of character.

The athletes say the Reuters journalist asked them what they would do if their country came under attack. Reuters used the girl's patriotic response as an excuse to call them assassins. 



Reuters no match for these women

“The lady from Reuters asked me only one question which had a very obvious answer. I believe that anyone anywhere in the world would defend his country if it were attacked…but she twisted our words to make us look bad and described us as assassins in the headline of her story,” Khatereh Jalilzadeh told Press TV.

“We are taking legal action because the ladies that train in Ninjutsu first and foremost enjoy it as a sport. It's about working out and staying fit. Reuters has blatantly lied about us,” she added.

Another female ninja said the Reuters' report can definitely be a problem. 



Reuters "journalist" fled Iran before interview was published, fearing... what?

“It can harm our chances to travel to other countries to take part in gobal tournaments and international championships because Reuters is considered by many to be a reliable source,” Raheleh Davoudzadeh said.

“At this point, there is not much they can do to undo the damage... That is why we are taking legal action... We want the whole world to know that Reuters has lied about us,” the Iranian ninja added.

Akbar Faraji, who established Ninjutsu in Iran over 22 years ago, condemned the British media accusations, saying his students will pursue the complaint to the end.

“We have filed a defamation lawsuit against Reuters and we intend to pursue it as far as necessary because it is a matter of reputation,” he said.

“Reuters has introduced us as assassins to the whole world. The truth must come to light and everyone should know that we are only a group of athletes. We are supervised by the Ministry of Sports and the federation of martial arts,” Faraji concluded.

The Reuters journalist who conducted the interview left Iran shortly before a court case was opened.

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Record Opposition in U.S. to Afghanistan War as Killings Mount - Videos

Obama and crew will never avoid war crimes trials no matter how many illegal "wars" they start, how many weaponized viruses they unleash on the American People

World Socialist Website via Global Research
By Bill Van Auken
03/28/2012

An opinion poll released Monday shows nearly seven out of 10 Americans opposing the war in Afghanistan, a record level of antiwar sentiment since the US invaded the country over a decade ago.


Nazi scum Albert Speer (right) was tried, convicted, imprisoned
This new indication of rising hostility to the war came as the US-led occupation forces faced a new string of attacks by Afghan government security forces that have called into serious question Washington’s strategy for a sustained military presence in the country.


Conducted by the New York Times and CBS News, the poll reflected the growth in popular revulsion toward the war in the wake of the horrific March 11 massacre of 17 Afghan civilians, most of them women and children, in Kandahar province. The Pentagon has claimed that this slaughter was the work of one “rogue” soldier, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. Afghan villagers, however, have insisted that a number of US troops were involved in what they saw as a particularly brutal special forces “night raid” of the kind carried out across Afghanistan.

Sixty-nine percent of those responding to the poll said that US troops should not be in Afghanistan, with only 23 percent agreeing that the US government is doing the right thing by continuing the fighting there. That is the lowest level of support for the war ever recorded and is down from 36 percent last November.


Afghan war criminal Mullen will be brought to justice
These numbers indicate that public opposition to the war in Afghanistan is now higher than opposition to the Iraq war at the height of hostility to the Bush administration’s policies there.

The poll showed that a plurality of 47 percent supported the speeding up of the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan. President Barack Obama has said that by next September he will complete the pullout of the 33,000 troops that he ordered into the country in December 2009 in a “surge” aimed at quelling the growth of armed resistance to foreign occupation. Under a NATO agreement, all of the US-led combat forces are supposed to be out of the country by the end of 2014.

The Pentagon has provided no timetable for the drawdown of forces between September 2012 and December 2014. Meanwhile, US officials are attempting to negotiate a “strategic partnership” agreement with the regime of President Hamid Karzai, providing for permanent US bases in the country and the continued presence of US troops in the guise of “trainers” and “advisors”.


This idiot, David Petraeus will also have a seat waiting at Hague
That strategy is predicated on the US and its NATO allies being able to train and deploy Afghan National Army and Afghan police forces, with US special operations troops embedded within their units, to control the country.

The viability of this plan has been called increasingly into question by the escalation in what the Pentagon and NATO refer to as “green on blue” violence, i.e., attacks by members of the Afghan security forces on the US and other NATO troops who are supposedly acting as their mentors and trainers.

Three more Western troops were killed in such attacks on Monday, and on Tuesday a suicide bombing plot aimed at the Afghan Defense Ministry and involving a number of Afghan soldiers was reported.


War criminals Bush, Blair won't be getting any medals in jail
In the first of Monday’s attacks, an Afghan National Army lieutenant shot and killed two British troops and severely wounded a third before being shot dead himself at the heavily fortified base in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. The dead British soldier and Royal Marine were reportedly completing the last week of their deployment in Afghanistan.


In the second incident, at least one Afghan policeman manning a checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan opened fire on US soldiers, killing one of them. Conflicting reports from Afghan authorities in Paktika province listed one Afghan policeman shot dead and another wounded in retaliatory gunfire and, alternatively, both policemen were said to have been wounded.

And on Tuesday, the Afghan Ministry of Defense was placed on a two-hour lockdown amid reports that 11 suicide bomb vests had been discovered inside the ministry and a similar number of Afghan soldiers had been arrested as suspects in what appeared to be a major “insider” bombing plot with the potential of inflicting massive casualties.


War criminal Powell will be joining his friends in the dock
The Afghan government dismissed reports on the bombing plot, which apparently originated with the regime’s own intelligence officers, as “rumors.” The BBC’s correspondent in Kabul reported “officially the Afghan authorities want to play down a major security lapse that is highly embarrassing for the government.”

Nearly 75 US and NATO troops have been killed in these kind of attacks by ostensible Afghan “allies” since 2007, with 70 percent of these killings taking place in the last two years.

Gen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan addressed these attacks at a Pentagon press conference Monday. Indicating that more of them were to be expected, he described the attacks as “a characteristic of counterinsurgencies that we’ve experienced before.”


War criminals Rice, Cheney will be guests of (dis)honor at trials
Allen insisted that many of the attacks “are not a direct result” of infiltration of the Afghan security forces by the Taliban. This claim provides cold comfort to US and NATO troops, however, as it indicates that apparently loyal members of these forces, such as the lieutenant who shot the two British troops on Monday, are reflecting the overwhelming hostility of the Afghan population to foreign occupation and are acting on their own accord. This makes such attacks all the more difficult to predict or prevent.

Such “insider” killings are devastating to troop morale. In a war where American and other foreign troops have come to view the entire population as the enemy, they now have to fear being killed by their supposed allies. “Although the attacks are relatively few in number, the effect they have is severe,” NATO’s senior civilian representative in Afghanistan, Sir Simon Gass, acknowledged in an interview with the BBC.


War criminal Obama will be joining them
In the Obama administration’s first official response to the new poll on Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta waved aside the staggering level of opposition. “We cannot fight wars by polls. If we do that we’re in deep trouble,” he told a press conference in Ottawa, Canada Tuesday after a meeting with the Canadian and Mexican defense ministers. Dismissing the views of the American people, Panetta said, “We have to operate based on what we believe is the best strategy to achieve the mission that we are embarked on.”

Panetta’s contempt for public opinion reflects the fact that mass opposition to the war in Afghanistan finds no expression whatsoever within the existing political setup and the two major political parties. As US troops continue to kill and die in a decade-old war, it is not even an issue in the 2012 election campaign.

Moreover, public protests against the crimes of US imperialism have virtually ceased. This is largely the result of the official “antiwar” movement, dominated by the politics of upper-middle-class liberals and ex-lefts, having integrated itself into the Democratic Party and dedicated its efforts to providing alibis for Obama’s expanding military aggression.


Died for nothing:  Military deaths will be avenged

Nonetheless, opposition to the war is growing among American working people in combination with mounting anger over the unending attacks on jobs, living standards and social conditions. These mass political sentiments can find expression only through the independent mobilization of the working class against the Obama administration and the capitalist system, which is the source of war.

Bill Van Auken is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Bill Van Auken










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‘Raped for a Living’ : Women Worldwide Still Getting Shafted, Raped, Killed - Video

It's high time women begin just killing their attackers, they are backed up against the wall and need to take matters into their own hands once and for all; real men don't touch women let alone beat, rape and kill them and those that do deserve horrible, lingering death following public emasculation: Prostitution must be legalized

The Bedroom Door
By Lisa Stewart
03/23/2012

Whilst the majority of us get up each day, get dressed and go to work to earn a living, Women all over Ireland are waking up each day to face another day of torture, another day of being degraded, another day of being ‘Raped for a Living’. These are the words used to describe the life of one of Ireland’s children who were forced into prostitution.


Illegal prostitution big moneymaker for local governments
Whilst we do hear of some prostitutes claiming they like their ‘job’ and ‘have a very high sex drive’ this is not the case for everyone involved in this harrowing business.

Many people, including children as young as 13, have been forced to join one of the country’s most sickening illegal rackets.

One of the most conflicting questions regarding prostitution in Ireland is whether or not it should be legalised. Currently, it is illegal to solicit for sex in public and to be involved in a business or house (brothel) but it is not a criminal offense to buy or sell sex when working on your own.

Independent Wexford TD, Mick Wallace believes that the legalisation of prostitution in Ireland will ‘benefit the welfare of women working in the sex industry if the trade was not forced underground’.

As degrading to women as this may be, it may be the best answer to a worst case scenario. If prostitution was legalised, the government would have more control of the situation. Living conditions could be improved, proper health care could be provided, and most importantly they could ensure that no girl was there under force.


Prostitution need to be taken out of hands of animal pimps
There will always be demand for prostitutes, and such a service will never diminish entirely. So why not legalize it and have the control to regulate it to a certain extent?

Coming from a woman who was involved in prostitution for seven years, this is why -  

“I think the same thing any former prostitute I’ve ever spoken to thinks, which is that you may as well legalise rape and battery to try to make them safer. You cannot legislate away the dehumanising, degrading trauma of prostitution, and if you try to, you are accepting a separate class of women should exist who have no access to the human rights everyone else takes for granted.”

The answer to the ongoing question is by no means straight forward. One thing that is for certain is that something needs to change, and rapidly.








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Jail May Await Afghan Women Fleeing Abuse, Rape: HRW : Video - GRAPHIC

Afghan women are probably much more concerned with eventual return of Taliban to power now that they have won war with war criminals Obama, Panetta, Clinton, who could care less about Afghan women

Reuters
By Jack Kimball
03/28/2012

KABUL (Reuters) -

For Afghan women, the act of fleeing domestic abuse, forced prostitution or even being stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver by an abusive husband, may land them in jail while their abusers walk free, Human Rights Watch said.


Bibi Aisha after attack by apostate, infidel coward husband
Running away is considered a "moral crime" for women in Afghanistan while some rape victims are also imprisoned, because sex outside marriage - even when the woman is forced - is considered adultery, another "moral crime".

"From the first time I came to this world my destiny was destroyed," 17-year-old Amina, who has spent months in jail after being forced into prostitution, told researchers from Human Rights Watch in a report published on Wednesday.

Despite progress in women's rights and freedom since the fall of the Taliban a decade ago, women throughout the country are at risk of abduction, rape, forced marriage and being traded as commodities.


Gorgeous:  Bibi before attack by scumbag husband
It can be hard for women to escape violence at home because of huge social pressure and legal risks to stay in marriages.

"The treatment of women and girls accused of 'moral crimes' is a black eye on the face of the post-Taliban Afghan government and its international backers, all of whom promised that respect for women's rights would distinguish the new government from the Taliban," the New York-based group said.

"This situation has been further undermined by President (Hamid) Karzai's frequently changing position on women's rights. Unwilling or unable to take a consistent line against conservative forces within the country, he has often made compromises that have negatively impacted women's rights."

The influential rights organization said that there were about 400 women and girls being held in Afghanistan for "moral crimes", and they rarely found support from authorities in a "dysfunctional criminal justice system".


Sadly, Afghan women almost safer in jail; need to start killing men who abuse them or leave Afghanistan altogether to escape Afghan "husbands" and ALL male shit eaters of the left hand that abuse women; jail too good for them, they need to be executed

The plight of a woman called Nilofar illustrates the problem. She was stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver in the head, chest, and arms by her husband who accused her of adultery for inviting a man into the house, the rights group said.

But afterwards, she was arrested, he was not.

"The way he beat her wasn't bad enough to keep him in jail. She wasn't near death, so he didn't need to be in prison," the prosecutor of the case told Human Rights Watch.

"HE WILL KILL ME"

The dire treatment of women was the main reason Western countries gave for refusing to recognize the Taliban government as legitimate when it was in power.


Apostate Afghan dogs passing as men should be crucified on cross
As Afghan and Western leaders seek a negotiated end to more than 10 years of war, the future for women is uncertain.

The United States and NATO - who are fighting an unpopular war as they prepare to pull out most combat troops by the end of 2014 - have stressed that any settlement must ensure the constitution, which says the two sexes are equal, is upheld.

A law, passed in August 2009, supports equality for women, including criminalizing child and forced marriage, selling and buying women for marriage or for settling disputes, as well as forced self-immolation, among other acts.

But women, especially in rural areas, lack shelters to flee abuse while only one percent of police are female, according to the report based on interviews from October to November with 58 women and girls as well as prosecutors, judges, government officials and civil society.


The Afghan infidel dog impersonating a "man" that did this needs to be emasculated, castrated, balls shoved in his mouth and publicly burned at the stake as a warning to others

The ordeal for women does not stop with jail though.

Once leaving prison, women and girls face strong social stigma in the conservative country and may be killed in so-called "honor killings".

"I just want a divorce. I can't go back to my father because he will kill me. All my family has left me behind," 20-year-old Aisha, who was sentenced to three years for fleeing an abusive husband she was forced to marry, told researchers.






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Nervous Attack of High-Ranking Commanders

Obama and crew have every right to be scared to death over what they have started and now cannot stop

Iran Review
By Gholamali Khoshroo
Senior Editor of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam
03/24/2012

Although news about ruthless killing of 16 innocent Afghan women and children by a US soldier in Kandahar has shocked the world, the incident was by no means unexpected. A statement issued by NATO head command in that region noted that the assailant committed the crime in a fit of nervous breakdown.


A young girl observes a security checkpoint in Kandahar
A mother, whose young child was killed in the incident, was crying out asking if her two-year child has been a Taliban fighter to deserve such a death? The bereaved mother knew better than NATO commanders that the attack was not the result of a nervous breakdown, but the result of Islamophobia to which this region, especially Afghanistan, has been a victim during the past 10 years. This process of Islamophobia can be clearly seen in the disastrous events which have befallen Afghanistan in the past few months.

Just a few weeks ago, there were images of NATO soldiers on international media showing those soldiers urinating on dead bodies of the victims of Afghan war. Those images shocked the entire world, but let’s not forget that the people of Afghanistan are daily victims of similar cases of violence. Many of these cases are never caught on camera and are regularly denied. Nobody will believe that this has been the first or even the last case of NATO soldiers urinating on dead bodies; they have done this both in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world.


Demonstrators chant anti-U.S. slogans as they carry a red cross following the killing of civilians in Panjwai, Kandahar supposedly by a U.S. soldier during a protest in Jalalabad, east of Kabul.

The catastrophic burning of the Quran at NATO military base in Bagram has upset Muslims across the world. They claimed that it had been just a mistake and the Quran pages have been burned along with useless papers on mistake. The question is why so many volumes of the Quran have been included among useless papers at that military base? Had NATO soldiers collected those Qurans from people’s homes or Afghan prisoners as examples of dangerous books promoting violence before consuming them by fire? Who believes that NATO soldiers give a damn about religious values of their victims?


As useless as breasts on a male pig:  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his sadness at the massacre of civilians in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar and called for a full investigation to establish the facts of the "shocking incident"

In reality, however, in order to attack a country, you should first fan the flames of hatred toward that country so high that the military will be ready to embark on war with no guilty conscience. Perhaps, the soldier who has attacked poor people in a remote village using his automatic gun thought why they should wait a number of years and see those children grow into mature men who would take up arms to fight them. So, he concluded, it would be better to nip that violence in the bud. Didn’t the US defense secretary under President Ronald Reagan once say that the United States should eradicate Iranians as a nation? Aren’t Israelis making daily calls on the United States to wage a new war in the Middle East? Aren’t the US presidential candidates engaged in a hot race over putting more pressure on and waging a military attack on Iran?


Protesters burn George Washington during a protest in Quetta
At a time that this is the mentality at the highest decision-making level in the United States, how a simple soldier, who is facing horrors in Kandahar instead of having a good time in Florida, can be expected not to go down with a nervous breakdown?

A closer look will show us that his nervous fit was, in fact, a result of similar nervous fit of high-ranking commanders who wage wars and call it fight on terror, or struggle against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The real person with nervous fit is the US president, who instead of insisting on freeing the Middle East from nuclear weapons, takes pride in his heartfelt love for and strategic alliance with Israel which already possesses the most destructive arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. When the US Joint Chiefs of Staff threatens the entire region with war and constantly talks about a military option to solve the United States’ domestic and international problems, it is him who has gone down with a nervous breakdown.


Abu Grahib victim
What happened from Abu Ghraib Prison to Bagram airbase and from Bagram airbase to Kandahar and from Kandahar to arrogant urination of NATO troops on dead bodies of bearded men, all convey the same message of Islamophobia. From the viewpoint of American strategists, Islam is the most important identity element in the Muslim Middle East. The call of “God is the greatest,” is heard in all Muslim countries many times a day. Therefore, killing of Afghan children should not be simplistically reduced to nervous attack of an American soldier, but should be construed within broader framework of Islamophobic policies and strategies of the West.

No show of power and military deployment can destroy Islam, but it simply draws NATO into the vortex of a deadly whirlpool. The best way of interaction between Islam and the West is not through fanning the flames of war, but is opening up some space for dialogue. Islamophobia will only give birth to catastrophic violence. The sole way of interaction between Islam and the West is through dialogue based on understanding as well as cooperation away from dictatorship and bullying and founded on justice and freedom.

Also by Gholamali Khoshroo:

Islamic Awakening: Review of Political Developments in Tunisia and Egypt: http://www.iranreview.org/content/Documents/Islamic_Awakening_Review_of_Political_Developments_in_Tunisia_and_Egypt.htm

*Victory of Islamists in Tunisia: http://www.iranreview.org/content/Documents/Victory_of_Islamists_in_Tunisia.htm

*Norway Incident: Theoretical and Cultural Backgrounds: http://www.iranreview.org/content/Documents/Norway_Incident_Theoretical_and_Cultural_Backgrounds_2.htm


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

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

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

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

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

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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

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

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

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

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

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By Robert S. Finnegan

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

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

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

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

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By Robert S. Finnegan

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

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