Monday, May 28, 2012

'This Man Should be Arrested for War Crimes' : Blair Interrupted by Protester

Indeed, why IS this War Criminal still free? 

Sydney Morning Herald
05/28/2012

Tony Blair's evidence to the Leveson Inquiry was interrupted when a protester burst in and yelled "this man should be arrested for war crimes."


War Criminal Bush gives War Criminal Blair "Peace" medal
The man, who somehow managed to evade security, was swiftly removed from the London court room after causing the disturbance and Lord Justice Leveson ordered an immediate inquiry into how he had got in.

He said: "I would like to find out how this gentleman managed to access the court through what's supposed to be a secure corridor and I'll have an investigation undertaken about that immediately."

Earlier, the former British prime minister said he made a strategic decision not to take on the power of the media during his time in office.

Blair, who was prime minister between 1997 and 2007, said he feared the battle would be so immense that it would prevent his Labour government from getting anything else done.

The 59-year-old was giving evidence at the Leveson inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press as it turned its radar on the links between politicians and the media.

Blair was to be asked about his close relationship with Rupert Murdoch through which he received the backing of the influential Sun tabloid.


War Criminal Blair will eventually wind up like his dead friend
The former prime minister, who is godfather to one of the media mogul's children, said it was inevitable that top politicians and senior media executives would have a close interaction, but it was important to stop the relationship from becoming unhealthy.

Blair said the biggest problem in the British press was the blurred lines between news and comment in some papers, whereby reporting stopped becoming straightforward journalism and instead became an "instrument of political power".

"You certainly do fear the power being directed at you," Blair told the inquiry.

"I took a strategic decision - this was not an issue that I was going to take on.

"The way priority comes into this is as follows: I was trying to do a lot things I believed in for the country, for the Labour Party and so on.


Blair responsible for the deaths of thousands of British military
"My view, rightly or wrongly, was that if, in those circumstances, I had said, 'Right, I have decided what I'm going to do is take on the media and change the law in relation to the media'.

"My view is you would have had to have cleared the decks. This would have been an absolute major confrontation. The price you would pay for that would actually push out a lot of the things I cared more about," he said, citing some of the reforms he drove through.

Blair said the two most powerful newspapers were The Sun and the right-leaning Daily Mail.

If you fell out with the Daily Mail, you were subjected to an "all-out attack", he told the inquiry, adding that his family and those close to him had been subjected to such treatment.

The inquiry was set up by current prime minister David Cameron in July following the phone-hacking scandal at the Murdoch-owned News of the World tabloid which has since been shut down. 


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Four Brits Face Bali Firing Squad

Indonesian authorities mean business; illegal drugs not allowed in Indonesia

Canberra Times
By Michael Bachelard
05/28/2012

A 55-year-old English woman and three other British nationals face the firing squad in Bali after being arrested trying to smuggle in 4.8kg of cocaine.


Indonesia has zero tolerance for drug trafficking
Lindsay June Sandiford was arrested on May 19 when airport X-rays spotted a suspicious package on her arrival from Bangkok.

It was a large package of cocaine valued at $2.6 million, covered by a layer of empty water bottles.

Ms Sandiford has told customs officials that she had only agreed to smuggle the drugs because her children were being threatened back in England.

After her capture, Ms Sandiford was convinced by police to participate in a "controlled delivery," which netted three more English nationals - another woman, identified only as RLD, her husband, JAP, and another man, PB.


Lindsay June Sandiford will be lucky to escape execution for this amount of dope and most likely still die in prison

At a press conference yesterday, RLD shouted angrily, "It's a fit-up," and indicated that the evidence had been planted.

The head of Bali airport's customs office, I Made Wijaya, said the bust was part of international crime syndicate.

Despite her seemingly unassuming appearance, airport authorities believed that Lindsay had long been part of an international narcotics syndicate, he said.



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Syrian Government Denies Attack that Killed More than 100, UN Council Condemns Shelling - Video

Coupled with Obama and Netanyahu's obsession with starting any war possible to save own skins and Iran winning the PR campaign, this atrocity has the hallmarks of a CIA/Mossad operation to further destabilize (soften-up) Syria prior to invasion

Associated Press
By Ben Hubbard and Edith M. Lederer
05/28/2012

BEIRUT -

Syria has strongly denied allegations that its forces killed scores of people — including women and children — in one of the deadliest days of the country's uprising, but the U.N. Security Council after an emergency session condemned government forces for shelling residential areas.


Women and children were targeted for terror purposes
The killing of more than 100 people in the west-central area of Houla on Friday brought widespread international criticism of the regime of President Bashar Assad, although differences emerged from world powers over whether his forces were exclusively to blame.

The Security Council issued a press statement Sunday that "condemned in the strongest possible terms" the killings in Houla. It blamed Syrian forces for artillery and tank shelling of residential areas. It also condemned the killings of civilians "by shooting at close range and by severe physical abuse," but avoided saying who was responsible for these attacks.

The council's statement said the "outrageous use of force" against civilians violated international law and Syrian government commitments under previous U.N. resolutions to stop all violence, including the use of heavy weapons in populated areas. It said "those responsible for acts of violence must be held accountable," and asked the U.N. observer mission in Syria and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to investigate the attacks and report back to the council.


Pure, unmitigated EVIL:  Children targeted for terror

Britain and France had proposed issuing a press statement condemning the attack on civilians and pointing the finger at the Syrian government for Friday's massacre. But Russia called for an emergency council meeting saying it first wanted a briefing by Gen. Robert Mood, the head of the unarmed U.N. observer mission.

The massacre in Houla on Friday cast fresh doubts on the ability of an international peace plan put forward by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan to end Syria's 14-month-old crisis.


USELESS:  Self-aggrandizing Kofi Annan and his "Peace plan"
The brutality of the killings became clear in amateur videos posted online that showed scores of bodies, many of them young children, in neat rows and covered with blood and deep wounds. A later video showed the bodies, wrapped in white sheets, being placed in a sprawling mass grave.

Mood told the Security Council that U.N. observers at the scene now estimate 108 people were killed in Houla, U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told reporters outside the council chamber. The U.N. counted 49 children and 34 women among the dead.

Activists from the Houla area said the army pounded the villages with artillery and clashed with local rebels after protests Friday. Some activists said pro-regime thugs later stormed the area, doing the bulk of the killing by gunning down men in the streets and stabbing women and children in their homes.


WORSE THAN USELESS:  Norway's Major General Mood
The Syrian government rejected that narrative Sunday, painting a vastly different picture.

Speaking to reporters in Damascus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said Syrian security forces were in their local bases Friday when they were attacked by "hundreds of heavily armed gunmen" firing mortars, heavy machine-guns and anti-tank missiles, staring a nine-hour battle that killed three soldiers and wounded 16.

The soldiers fought back, but didn't leave their bases, he said.

"No Syrian tank or artillery entered this place where the massacres were committed," he said. "The security forces did not leave their places because they were in a state of self-defence."


UN has demonstrated it is toothless, cannot stop massacres from taking place

He blamed the gunmen for what he called a "terrorist massacre" in Houla and accused the media, Western officials and others of spinning a "tsunami of lies" to justify foreign intervention in Syria.

Makdissi did not provide videos or other evidence to support his version of events, nor did he give a death toll. He said the government had formed a committee to investigate and share its findings with Annan, who is due to visit Damascus in the coming days.


Hillary "The Hag" Clinton demanding U.S. invasion
Throughout the uprising, the government has deployed snipers, troops and thugs to quash protests and shelled opposition areas.

A video released by the U.N. team in Syria on Sunday showed observers in Houla the day after the attack, meeting with local rebels and watching residents collect more bodies for burial. It also showed two destroyed armoured personnel carriers — suggesting that local rebels put up more of a fight than the activists acknowledged.

In a letter to the Security Council, Ban said villages in the Houla area have been outside government control but surrounded by a heavy Syrian military presence.

When U.N. observers visited the area on Saturday, Ban said they saw 85 corpses in a mosque in Taldou and "observed shotgun wounds and wounds consistent with artillery fire." He said "the patrol also saw artillery and tank shells, as well as fresh tank tracks" and observed that "many buildings had been destroyed by heavy weapons."

At U.N. headquarters, Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Alexander Pankin told reporters as he headed into the closed-door Security Council meeting that "there is substantial ground to believe that the majority of those who were killed were either slashed, cut by knives, or executed at point-blank distance."

"We have to establish whether it was Syrian authorities ... before we agree on something," he said.


"War President" Obama and his criminal regime dead-set on starting a war in Syria in order to distract Americans from his looting of the U.S. Treasury, destruction of economy

A press statement is weaker than a presidential statement, which becomes part of the council record, or a legally binding U.N. resolution, but it must be approved by all 15 members and therefore reflects strong Security Council backing.

Annan's peace plan for Syria, sponsored by the U.N. and the Arab League, is one of the few points of agreement among world powers about Syria's crisis, which began in March 2011 with protests calling for political change. As the government violently cracked down on the uprising, many in the opposition took up arms to defend themselves and attack government troops.


"Freedom Fighter" or CIA dupe:  Syrian "nationalists" not all Syrian of nationality

The U.N. put the death toll weeks ago at more than 9,000. Hundreds more have been killed since then.

Daily violence has marred the plan since a cease-fire was supposed to begin April 12. The Houla attack made Friday the deadliest day since the truce was announced, and has cast a shadow over Annan's visit.

In another defiant move, Syria on Sunday denied permission for Annan's deputy to travel to Damascus with his boss, a senior Arab League official said. The rejection of former Palestinian Foreign Minister Nasser al-Kidwa was intended as a slap to the Arab League, which suspended Syria's membership and approved sanctions against it last year.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. Annan's spokesman declined to comment.

The Houla attacks caused outrage among American and international officials that Makdissi's comments Sunday failed to assuage.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said he would summon Syria's most senior diplomat in the U.K. on Monday so the Foreign Office could "make clear our condemnation of the Syrian regime's actions."

Kuwait, which currently heads the 22-member Arab League, called for an Arab ministerial meeting to "take steps to put an end to the oppressive practices against the Syrian people."

Switzerland's Foreign Ministry urged that an international inquiry be convened, saying the killings "could constitute a war crime."

In Paris, the head of the exile Syrian National Council also condemned the killings.

"The kids of Houla are the kids of all of Syria," Burhan Ghalioun told reporters. "Killing the kids of Houla is like killing the kids of all of Syria."

Anti-regime activists scoffed at the government's version of events. One Houla activist said via Skype that the area had at most 300 fighters, but that none had more than rifles and that they often lacked ammunition.

"If we had anti-tank missiles, there would be no tanks left in the area," said Mohammed, declining to give his full name for fear of retribution.

Activists reported shelling, gunfire and arrest raids in opposition areas throughout the country Sunday as well as clashes between regime forces and rebels in a number of areas. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said security forces killed at least 14 civilians, while rebels killed nine soldiers.

Activist claims could not be independently verified. The Syrian government bars most media from operating in the country.

Annan's plan calls for eventual talks between all sides on a political solution to the crisis.

The U.S. hopes Russia can use its influence with Damascus to press for a political transition similar to that seen in Yemen. In February, longtime Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh passed power to his deputy in exchange for immunity from prosecution.

U.S. officials say Russia does not oppose a political transition in Syria in theory, but has not agreed to specific terms.
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Edith Lederer reported from the United Nations. Associated Press writers Adam Schreck in Dubai and Hamza Hendawi in Cairo contributed to this report.






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CIA Remembers Losses in Covert Operations, Attempt to Polish Image, Play Sympathy Card

There is no way to polish this turd, an international pariah organization of criminals and murderers; more names needed for their little pity wall until they are ALL there, a testimonial to the destruction of EVIL by all moral, ethical, decent people of the world

Associated Press
By Kimberly Dozier
05/26/2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — 
 
The CIA is remembering those lost in covert operations, adding a new star to the intelligence agency's memorial wall and more than a dozen names to its Book of Honor.
 
CIA pity wall dedicated to their coward murderers
The star is for Jeffrey Patneau, a young officer killed in a car crash in Yemen in September 2008.

CIA Director David Petraeus marked the loss and others to the war on terrorism at a private ceremony at CIA headquarters this past week.

The addition of the 15 names to the CIA's Book of Honor means their families can now acknowledge where their loved ones worked when they died.

Most were killed in terrorist acts over the last three decades in places like Lebanon, Kenya and Pakistan.

  
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Japan's Fukushima Mouthpiece Yukio Edano Says He Didn't Lie to Public Over Fallout Numbers - Video

Bullshit.  Edano and Kan are now engaging in an ass-covering exercise designed to get them, the Japanese government and TEPCO off the hook for killing millions of people worldwide with their lies, cover-up of Fukushima deadly fallout patterns, numbers

Associated Press
05/28/2012

TOKYO -

The chief government spokesman during Japan's nuclear crisis testified Sunday that he did not deliberately mislead the public about the extent of the accident.


A reactor melts down and explodes at Fukushima #3
Trade and industry minister Yukio Edano told a parliamentary investigative panel that the government did not fully understand the damage at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant after a massive earthquake and tsunami last year.

Edano has been accused of failing to provide full information about the accident and of downplaying health dangers.

He denied there was any coverup and said he repeatedly used the phrases "no immediate risk" and "just to be safe" in his briefings because that's what officials believed at the time.

"I'm sorry for our misjudgment," he said.

Eventually, the government acknowledged that three reactor cores had melted at the plant in the worst nuclear accident since Chornobyl.


Liar extraordinaire Yukio Edano trying to save his own ass
The parliamentary panel is the only public inquiry into the accident at which top nuclear regulators and officials from the plant's operator have testified.

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who led disaster management at the height of the crisis, is to testify on Monday.

A separate independent investigation said in a report in February that the government withheld information about the full danger of the disaster from its own people and from the U.S., causing public distrust and straining relations with Japan's biggest ally.

Edano said the U.S. government was obviously frustrated by the scattered information provided by Japan and sought to place American nuclear experts at the prime minister's office, but he refused, citing Japanese sovereignty. He said the request came through U.S. Ambassador John Roos three days after the disaster hit.

"I declined the request," Edano said. "The prime minister's office is a place to make decisions as a sovereign nation and it was not desirable to have foreign officials stationed there."







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Israelis Run Organ Trafficking Network

This scourge must be eradicated internationally, root and branch, the death penalty mandatory for traffickers and anyone else involved right down to the airline carrier

PRESS TV
05/23/2012

An illegal network of organ harvesters and traffickers, which exploits both the organ donors and recipients, has been uncovered in Israel.


Organ sale must be outlawed internationally
According to Ha’aretz, at least 10 Israeli citizens were arrested for membership in the organ trafficking gang. Investigation into the ring began after representatives of several countries contacted the Israeli authorities and provided them with the names of suspects, who are all Israeli citizens.

In a November report, CNN said that the organs of the individuals trying to enter Israel from the Sinai desert had been trafficked.

The Italian New Generation Foundation for Human Rights and the Everyone Group has presented evidence indicating that Sinai locals harvest the organs of the people they transfer to Israel. In this connection, a number of mass graves have been found containing the corpses of Africans who were missing some of their organs.

MSH/HGH/AZ



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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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