Friday, March 30, 2012

Indonesia Opposes Potential US Plan for Base in Australia : Video

Any U.S. Military base in Southeast Asia should be a major concern for all ASEAN countries; successive U.S. governments have coveted Indonesia's resources - especially our oil:  Time to kick CIA out of Indonesia once and for all, ban U.S. government spy agencies from operating here

PRESS TV
03/30/2012

Indonesia has objected to a potential plan by the Pentagon to build a military base in Australia's Cocos Islands, saying the initiative threatens Indonesian sovereignty and security.


Minister for Political and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto
"Our protest was based on the data we already gathered regarding the issue. The data were gathered through monitoring using planes and radar," Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto told reports in Jakarta on Thursday.


 

Suyanto said the Indonesian government had made its objection known through a protest note sent to the US government.

On Wednesday, Australia’s Defense Minister Stephen Smith said his country was open to the idea of allowing the Pentagon to use the Cocos Islands as a base for surveillance aircraft, including unmanned drones.

Smith added, however, that the islands should be considered as a future option, as major infrastructure works would be required to prepare any island for such operations.

The US plan is likely to anger China as well because the South China Sea would be within the flying range of US spy planes if the Cocos Islands host a US base.

The Cocos Islands consist of two atolls and 27 islands and are located in the Indian Ocean, some 2,950 kilometers northwest of Perth, Western Australia, and 1,272 kilometers southwest of Jakarta.

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Was Kandahar Massacre Worse Than My Lai? - Obama Regime Loses Control of Botched Cover-Up

A massive cover-up in progress

World News
By Dallas Darling
03/28/2012

Murder is a horrendous act no matter where or how or to whom it occurs. But the Kandahar Massacre in Afghanistan might be even more worse than the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam. For instance, the unlawful killing of one human being by another can be either first- or second-degree murder. First-degree murder is a criminal homicide which is planned and calculated, involving forethought and premeditation. On the other hand, second-degree murder is an intentional and unlawful killing but one which is generally unplanned and which may happen "in the heat of passion."(1) It is for this reason, then, or the difference between first- and second-degree murder, that the Kandahar Massacre was psychologically worse and more emotionally charged than My Lai.


Afghans understandably want Americans to get out
News reports and eyewitness accounts from Kandahar claim that several days before the shooting, U.S. troops lined Afghan civilians up against a wall after a roadside bombing. While pointing guns at them, U.S. soldiers told them that they, along with their children, would have to pay a price for the attack. Even though Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is the alleged lone gunman, massacring the same 17 Afghan civilians that were lined up against a wall, including 9 children, other reports from the Associated Press detail how U.S. troops claimed the Kandahar killings were payback for a roadside explosion. If this is the case, the Kandahar mass murder, unlike My Lai, was premeditated, meticulously planned, and acted upon with malice aforethought.

(Note: It is also suggested that Staff Sgt. Bales committed this premeditated massacre in not one but two episodes. After returning to his base from massacring several civilians he then went back out to kill more.)


Panetta, Obama regime claim SSgt. Bales acted alone
The U.S. soldiers committing the My Lai Massacre, which occurred in November 1968 and which the Pentagon attempted to cover up, were told that My Lai was a communist Vietcong stronghold and that civilians had been cleared from the area. Having received orders to "pacify" My Lai, they went in shooting but were surprised to find women and children. Even though an estimated 504 Vietnamese were brutally massacred, including babies and children, and even though young girls and women were gang-raped, it appears the intent was different than that of the Kandahar Massacre. Surprise, bewilderment and confusion reigned supreme over My Lai and its mission. Those involved were not "lying in wait." Nor had they previously visited the village and threatened its inhabitants.(2)

Whether it be the Kandahar Massacre or My Lai Massacre, these unlawful murders were war crimes and a crime against humanity. But again, what makes Kandahar worse than My Lai was the premeditated intent. It is evident the U.S. soldiers involved at Kandahar, those who just days earlier took people from their houses and a mosque and lined them up against a wall threatening retaliation and death, had planned to kill innocent Afghan civilians, including women and children. It also seems that their forethoughts were based on extreme malice, hatred, revenge, even racism and religiouism. They coldly calculated and schemed to gun down and murder innocent civilians, versus being told that a village was full of insurgents and its civilian populations had been removed.




Unlike second-degree murder which occurs in the heat of the moment and with extreme emotions, first-degree murder is preceded by dehumanization, desensitization, euphemistic thinking, and internalizing the myth of pure evil. Justifying one's aggression requires perceiving the Other as less than human while repressing one's own humanity. It entails assimilating the "other" into the myth of pure evil, or in the case of Kandahar trying to create a perfect world, an enemy-free utopia. Before someone "lies in wait" and unlawfully murders another human being, that person must also be reprogrammed with euphemisms like "wasting someone" or "blowing someone away." Is "preemptive war" merely a euphemism for a collective premeditated and institutionalized kind of first-degree murder?





If this be the case, then just like the U.S. soldier (or soldiers) that massacred innocent Afghan civilians in Kandahar, first-degree murderous preemptive wars reveal a mental and moral collapse of thinking and behavior, both of which leads to undisciplined and horrendous atrocities. At the same time, can certain foreign policies and military strategies encourage the occurrence of premeditated massacres? Still, is it much more psychologically and emotionally damaging nations to collectively commit first-degree murderous preemptive wars than merely fighting defensive wars or wars of necessity? These questions will have to be addressed in order to prevent more Kandahar and My Lai Massacres.

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) Schmalleger, Frank. Criminal Justice Today. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2003., p. 50ff.

(2) Note: The only person held accountable for the massacre at My Lai was Lieutenant Calley. He was charged with premeditated murder. But again, I am supporting a nontraditional approach, in the sense that he was acting under orders and given false military intelligence. Surprisingly, and for being found guilty of killing more than 100 Vietnamese civilians, he only served more than three years under house arrest. He was also pardoned for committing these mass murders and became a prominent businessman and popular speaker, traveling across America.)

Related links: Afghanistan Photos US War Wikipedia: Kandahar massacre.



Computer Virus; How to Remove It - For Free : Videos

Bill Gates is not going to like this

Agencies
By Becky Worley, Upgrade Your Life
03/28/2012

Ughhhh! If your PC has ever been infected - or worse, if it's infected right now - you're probably groaning. Yes it's a pain, but the good news is: you can remove viruses yourself, for free.


STEP 1: Back Up Documents, Photos and Videos.

Save your important data to an external drive. Be sure to scan this drive and its contents after you remove the virus; you don't want to re-infect your computer after the clean-up.

[Related: Five ways to help your PC help you]

STEP 2: Reboot in Safe Mode

You have to prevent the virus from running when you try to remove it. To do this, reboot in safe mode. Safe mode runs only the Windows operating system and a few key programs. It's a way to limit any malware from launching. Restart your computer and hit the F8 key on the keyboard repeatedly until you get to a black screen with the option of restarting in Safe Mode. Choose "Safe Mode with Networking" so that you can still get on the Internet.

STEP 3: Download Virus Scanner/Removal Tools

I recommend downloading two to three different programs to find and remove the malware. One may do the job, but three will almost certainly do the job. These three have worked for me and come highly recommended by PC Magazine and CNET:

Malwarebytes

SuperAntispyware

PC Tools

STEP 4: Run Virus Scanners

Download, double-click to install, accept all the defaults they recommend, and then run each. This will take a while. When the programs locate a virus or any suspicious items, allow the programs to delete the files.

STEP 5: Reboot Normally

Reboot your computer normally; no need for safe mode. You should be back to normal now. If you have files backed up on an external drive, plug it in and use the security programs you downloaded to scan that drive before you open or transfer any files. If the virus is gone, go to step 6.

**IF YOU STILL HAVE THE VIRUS**


Many people will recommend you reinstall Windows or try system restore or download a registry cleaner. I say that at this point, most people should take the computer to a local PC repair shop. Where I live, it costs about $120 to get the virus removed and a clean version of Windows installed. It is a personal decision how you proceed from here, but take into account the value of your time.

STEP 6: Add Security

How did you get that virus in the first place? Even if you don't know, it's clear you need more protection. PC Tools is a real-time virus scanner that you can use as your ongoing protection, or install something like Avast or AVG. All three are very good, free, anti-virus programs. Also Microsoft's Security Essentials comes well recommended.


You should also go to the Control Panel of your computer, and in the security section click Windows Update. Make sure that it's set up to regularly update. And if you think someone else accidentally installed malware on your computer, it's a good idea to give other members of the family their own sign-on accounts that don't have admin privileges. This way, if the kids try to download software that could harbor viruses, they won't be allowed to. And yes, this means you should keep your admin password private. (Also, if they've installed any file-sharing programs, now would be a good time to remove them. P-2-P music and movie sites do expose you to a lot of junk.

STEP 7- Damage Control

Viruses are a gateway to identity theft and spam. So after you disinfect your computer it's a good idea to check your credit (annualcreditreport.com is the credit report site that the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act forced the credit unions to create for consumers to access yearly free reports). You should also change all your passwords, especially your email password and any passwords for your financial institutions. Here's my method for creating easy-to-remember rock-solid passwords.








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Urine Eggs a Delicacy in China : Video

Just about the time you think you have seen everything, something like this comes along; The World We Live In

Bangladesh News 24
03/29/2012

CHINA, Mar 29 (bdnews24.com/Reuters)--

Eggs boiled and simmered in urine of virgin boys are a popular springtime snack in eastern China.

There's an unmistakeable scent from these hard-boiled eggs sold on the streets of Dongyang in eastern China.


Mmmm... looks, ahh, mighty tasty
They are soaked and boiled in urine. Yes -- urine -- of young boys, preferably those below the age of 10. Hence, the name "virgin boy eggs".

It's a popular springtime snack in Dongyang, and touted for its health benefits.

(SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) 51-YEAR-OLD EGG VENDOR GE YAOHUA, SAYING:

"If you eat this, you will not get heat stroke. These eggs cooked in urine are fragrant. They are good for your health. Our family has them for every meal. In Dongyang, every family likes eating them."

It takes a full day to prepare the snack, starting off with collecting urine from boys' toilets. Then the eggs are soaked and boiled in a pot of urine, after which the shells are cracked, and the eggs are simmered in the same urine for hours.

Those who snack on the eggs say they help decrease body heat and promote better blood circulation that can make one feel reinvigorated.

59-YEAR-OLD DONGYANG RESIDENT, LU YANGZHEN:

"Our ancestors were already doing this. By eating these eggs, we will not have any pain on our waist, legs and joints. Also, you will have more energy when you do work."


These eggs are said to carry a "distinct flavor"

But not all folks in Dongyang are convinced.

38-YEAR-OLD DONGYANG RESIDENT, WANG JUNXING:

"I don't feel like eating these eggs. Other people like to eat it because we have this tradition in Dongyang that these eggs are nourishment for our health and that it would help prevent things like getting a cold. I don't believe in all this, so I do not eat it."

Medical experts are have mixed reviews about the health benefits, and some warn of sanitary issues in this unique delicacy.

But this hasn't stopped the local government from declaring the "virgin boy eggs" as an intangible cultural heritage.





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Pakistan’s Acid Victim Fakhra Yunus Commits Suicide in Italy : Video

The coward animal masquerading as a human being that did this needs to be publicly executed by immersion in a tub of the same acid he used on his victim

The Indian Express
03/27/2012

Barely a month after Pakistan bagged its first Oscar for a documentary on victims of acid attacks, the country’s most famous face of one such assault ended her 13-year ordeal by jumping out of her sixth-floor apartment in Italy.


Ghastly:  Yunus following acid attack by Bilal Kahr
Fakhra Yunus was 22 when her husband Bilal Khar, a member of the politically strong Khar family of Punjab, marred her life by allegedly throwing acid on her face just three years after their marriage. Bilal Khar, a former provincial legislator, is a cousin of Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

Following the intervention of Pakistani writer Tehmina Durrani of My Feudal Lord fame, Yunus was shifted to Italy where she underwent over three dozen plastic surgeries. Ironically, Durrani is also the former stepmother of Bilal Khar as she was once married to his father Ghulam Mustafa Khar.

During appearances on Pakistani TV news channels Sunday, Bilal Khar acknowledged Yunus was working as a prostitute in Karachi when he married her. He further said he was married at least twice before his marriage with Yunus. However, he claimed that he was not behind the acid attack.


Yunis before attack by swine passing as husband
In a touching piece following Yunus’ death, Durrani wrote, in The News daily, “I have met many acid victims. Never have I seen one as completely disfigured as Fakhra. She had not just become faceless; her body had also melted to the bone. Despite her condition, the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was not in the least God-fearing. She was provided nothing...but disdain...and was trashed.


At Durrani’s request, the Italian government arranged for everything Yunus and her then five-year-old son Nauman required. Despite 38 surgeries, Yunus jumped to her death from her sixth floor apartment in Rome.

Haji Allah Din, Yunus’ neighbour in Rome, accompanied her body to Karachi on Sunday. He told the media that he had seen Yunus an hour before she committed suicide. At the time, Yunus looked at her scarred face in the mirror and wept, Allah Din said. He said he had left her crying in her apartment, dismissing the incident as a “daily episode”.


Human pile of feces Bilal Kahr should be executed using acid
Yunus was reportedly jubilant on the day Pakistan’s parliament passed a law under which persons responsible for acid attacks could be punished with life imprisonment. She was also thrilled when filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s documentary Saving face won an Oscar. Yet Yunus pined to return to Pakistan, reports said. “If I don’t get back in my lifetime, promise to take my dead body home,” she once said.








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

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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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By Robert S. Finnegan

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