Saturday, September 22, 2012

U.S. Judge Rules Anti-Islam Film Can Stay On YouTube

Add this spastic, so-called "judge" to the list of those responsible for the injuries and deaths resulting from You Tube and Google's dedicated, Zionist-financed campaign to insult, denigrate Muslims worldwide

Daily Herald


An anti-Islam film trailer that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world can remain on YouTube despite a request from a California actress to have it taken down, a judge ruled on Thursday.

Guilty:  Racist "judge" Luis Lavin
Actress Cindy Lee Garcia had sought to have the film removed in a suit filed on Wednesday against YouTube parent company Google Inc and a California man linked to the film. She argued that she was duped into taking part and had since received death threats.

"The request for a temporary restraining order is denied. The plaintiff has not shown a likelihood to prevail on the merits," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin said. A date for a future hearing in the case was not immediately set.

Garcia's is the first known civil lawsuit connected to the making of the video that depicts the Prophet Mohammad as a womanizer and a fool. The film helped generate a torrent of violence across the Muslim world last week during the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and in the following days.

Guilty of murder:  Psycho wanna-be actress Garcia
The violence included an attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi in which the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed. U.S. and other foreign embassies were also stormed in cities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East by furious Muslims.

In her lawsuit, Garcia accused a producer of the movie, whom she identified as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula using the alias Sam Bacile, of duping her into appearing in a "hateful" film that she had been led to believe was a simple desert adventure movie. "There was no mention of 'Mohammad' during filming or on set. There were no references made to religion nor was there any sexual content of which Ms. Garcia was aware," read the lawsuit, which accused Nakoula of fraud and slander.

For many Muslims, any depiction of the prophet is blasphemous. Caricatures deemed insulting in the past have provoked protests and drawn condemnation from officials, preachers, ordinary Muslims and many Christians.

Last week, Google rejected a request by the White House to reconsider its decision to keep the clips on YouTube, but the company has blocked the trailer in certain Muslim countries such as Egypt and Libya. The White House had asked Google to evaluate whether the video violated YouTube's terms of service.

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Empire of Liberty Meets Arab Spring and Storm

It will take more than advertising (with American taxpayer money) in Pakistan for Obama and Clinton to begin to heal wounds opened in Islamic world caused by the publication of the film "Innocence of Muslims" and their abject failure to pursue the now murderers that created it

World News
By Dallas Darling

Until now the United States of America has usually had its way in establishing what Thomas Jefferson and the Founding Father's called an "empire of liberty." But did the American Republic really produce an empire of liberty, or did it feel more at liberty to produce an empire, an empire, that is, through political power, economic domination, secular-religious ambitions, and military conquest?

This is essentially the most valid question facing U.S. leaders regarding the current uprisings against American hegemony in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and many other predominantly Muslim nations. Demonstrators that have climbed U.S. embassy walls and pulled down American flags to protest a film degrading and insulting the prophet Mohammad, are only the latest actions in opposing a selfish and secular empire.

Americans have always been attracted to liberty and empire, both having an uneasy bond with each other. While celebrating their brand of liberty, Americans have rejected other kinds of liberties and freedoms, such as economic, social, cultural, and traditional. In seeking to extend liberty across their continent and beyond their shores, to the dismay of millions Americans have been unable to discern imperial liberties. 

America's imperial liberties have been socio-centric and militarily hegemonic. They boast of an entitlement and unrestricted access to foreign lands, resources, markets, labor, even political and cultural traditions. From America's Indigenous populations to the peoples of Latin America and parts of Oceania, Asia, Africa, and Europe, America's imperial aims have devastated and killed tens of millions of people while causing immense suffering.

The Arab Spring and Storm, on the heels of two imperial and devastating armed interventions and a number of military coups in predominantly Islamic nations, are reminders of how self-centered, socio-centric, and militant empires put liberty at risk. The endorsement of trashy, illiberal, worldly, and irresponsible liberties, like the demeaning of prophet Mohammad and other sacred individuals or objects, reveals a rogue state.

This kind of imperial behavior and aggression also shows disrespect. It reveals too how the U.S. is still struggling with its own concepts of liberties and freedoms in relation to the individual and the community. Just as there are strict laws against hate speech and racial crimes, should there also be, then, regulatory guidelines against holy sacrilege and religious blasphemy, especially if it is going to incite a riot?

In other words, where does one person's liberties and freedoms end and another person's begin? Sadly, trash-capitalism and a violent shock-media has stupefied American culture. Coupled with the stagnancy of politics and spirituality, much of the U.S. is veiled from the rest of the world. An unhealthy patriotism and religiosity and an aggressive insistence of selfish liberties has caused people to misconstrue genuine freedom and liberty. 

 Henry J. Raymond, American writer and founding editor of The New York Times, warned many politicians of his era about the human capacity towards compartmentalization and self-deception. "Empire," Raymond wrote, "is a grand ambition, but Freedom is loftier..We are the most ambitious people the world has ever seen:-and I greatly fear we shall sacrifice our liberties to our imperial dream."(1)

Issuing more threats will only drive a deeper wedge between America's self-absorbed empire of liberty and the Arab Spring and Storm. Sending U.S. Marines to predominantly Muslim nations, along with more military drones to patrol the skies and kill innocent civilians, will cause more suffering and resentment. It will breed further hatred. It will also drive more nails into America's imperial coffin and unholy empire.

Such campaigns carried out in the name of America's empire of liberty, but is really an illiberal attempt to impose Empire onto others who view them as militant and imperial legacies, may be the final nail, America's perfect storm. They are also capable of domestic and localized variations bordering on inverted-imperialism and reversed-terrorism. This privatized hubris creates "little" imperialists who threaten and destroy communal, state, and national bonds.

Dallas Darling (

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 You can read more of Dallas' writings at and

(1) Bender, Thomas. A Nation Among Nations: America's Place in World History. New York, New York: Hill and Wang Publishers, 2006., p. 189.

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Free Peoples 5th Estate Transferring Site from Google Owned Blogger to New Service

The 5th Estate/Google/You Tube war escalates

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By Robert S. Finnegan

The 5th Estate's war with Google and You Tube has now escalated, as we expected.

Within two hours of the publication of our last report on Google/You Tube ties to the CIA our site template was changed to a third-grade, fifth rate "new blogger."  We were unaware up to that point that Google had bought it and now the enemy has the power to literally shut us down.  Quite the "coincidence."

This has not happened yet as it would be too obvious, however we are now getting complaints that the loading time for the site is taking forever and one of our site trackers, StatCounter, the best in the business, has informed us that Google may be "punishing us" by cutting our bandwidth.  StatCounter is far and above it's contemporaries, is a free service and completely professional, the admin support is almost immediate.  We highly recommend it.

We are now in the painful process of transferring the site to another web hosting service along with all Google accounts we have, including e-mail.  It would be irresponsible and unethical for us to call for a boycott of Google/You Tube while continuing to utilize any of it's services.

So, if we suddenly "disappear," our readers know what happened and we will get the site back up as soon as possible.  We would appreciate input and a heads-up on slow loading time.

It appears we will be working on this for a few weeks, depending on how long it takes to transfer the site and the work involved.  This is a first for us, however one way or the other we will continue to publish so please bear with us as we deal with it.

Robert S. Finnegan is a retired investigative journalist,  journalism professor and Marine Corps NCO who resides in Jakarta and Garut Indonesia with his spouse, photographer Imas Kurniawati-Finnegan.  They may be reached at  Indonesia:  +62 812-98-177936, +62 821-23-926857 and 

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WAYNE MADSEN : Israeli-Influenced Media in Full Spin Cycle on Anti-Muslim Film

U.S. Ambassador, staff members at Benghazi consulate murdered; State Department scrambles to contain "blowback" from botched anti-Muslim film release:  Obama/You Tube/Google got much more than they bargained for

Wayne Madsen Report
By Wayne Madsen

The Israeli-influenced American media is in full spin cycle mode following reports that the anti-Muslim film, "The Innocence of Muslims," considered extremely blasphemous by Muslims, was produced by an Israeli Jew named Sam Bacile. Bacile is now being identified by  pro-Israeli commentator Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic as an extremist Christian, a meme that has been picked up by the Israeli media, including the Jewish Telegraph Agency, and scores of Western media outlets.  

A decade after these protests, nothing has changed
Whether Sam Bacile is an alias or not is not the issue with who is behind the anti-Muslim movie. We have seen before how the media quickly buried Israeli connections to the 9/11 attacks, erasing from history the five "dancing Israelis" arrested after the attacks -- the only individuals arrested anywhere in the United States on 9/11/01 -- and Israeli "art students" who were living next to the alleged Arab hijackers in several locations around the United States.

Goldberg, who is a virtual propaganda mouthpiece for Binyamin Netanyahu, is making much of his interview with Steve Klein, who claims to have been a consultant on the controversial film. Klein, a Marine veteran, is a self-styled James Bond who told Goldberg, " I doubt he's [Bacile's] Jewish. I would suspect this is a disinformation campaign."

Bacile claims to have received $5 million from some 100 Jewish donors who were not named. Bacile said he employed 60 actors and 45 crew members in producing the film that depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a bisexual and pedophile. It is against Muslim teachings to create any depiction of Muhammad.  Bacile has said he doesn't know who dubbed the movie into Arabic, a trailer clip of which was posted to YouTube under the titles "Innocence of Muslims" and "Mohammed Movie Trailer," a move that generated the firestorm of protest in the Middle East that led to the deaths of five U.S. diplomats in Libya, including the American ambassador to that country. 

Interestingly, YouTube, which often succumbs to pressure from the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith to remove  videos deemed anti-Semitic, has not moved to remove "The Innocence of Muslims" from YouTube, except in Egypt.

Posting anything under "Mohammed Movie" on YouTube or anywhere else on the Internet will generate an immediate negative response from devout Muslims. In 1976, when the movie "Mohammed, Messenger of God," starring Anthony Quinn, was released, there were deadly attacks in March 1977 by Hanafi Islamist radicals on Washington, DC buildings, including the District Building and the Islamic Center. Two people were killed in the siege of the District Building, including a reporter for WHUR-FM and a DC police officer.  DC Council member Marion Barry was hit by a shotgun pellet that lodged above his heart. The radicals wrongly believed that Mohammed was depicted in the movie with some believing that Quinn was, himself, playing Mohammed. In fact, Mohammed never appeared in the movie, visually or verbally. The DC violence in 1977 about a movie that was merely rumored to depict Mohammed in a truthful historic epic was well-known to the producers of the latest film, which not only depicts Mohamed but does so in a vile manner intended to incite violence.

CIA/You Tube/Google now on receiving end of blowback
What is a disinformation campaign is the media's attempt to quickly erase any connection to the Netanyahu regime by decoupling the film from what was a typical Mossad "hit and run" attack. If Bacile or the individual claiming to be him is a evangelical Christian or an Egyptian Copt, as is now being alleged in the corporate media, why did he tell The Times of Israel that Jesus should be put on trial along with Muhammad? Bacile's exact quote was: "After 9/11 everybody should be in front of the judge, even Jesus, even Muhammad."

Even with the involvement of Christian fundamentalists like the Gainesville, Florida-based Koran-burning "Reverend" Terry Jones in the production of the film, it should be noted that Netanyahu and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) maintains close links to a number of Christian Zionist organizations, even helping to fund their activities. Recipients of Israeli largess include Pastor John Hagee's Christians United for Israel and Christians' Israel Public Action Campaign (CIPAC).

There would be little reason why Egyptian Copts would produce an inflammatory anti-Muslim film. The minority Copts have lived alongside Egypt's Muslims for centuries and realize that any overt action by them against Islam will place Copts throughout Egypt in jeopardy. Last Christmas Eve, a bombing of a Christmas Eve service at a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt was thought to have been the work of Muslim extremists. However, the bombing was later traced to Israeli agents provocateurs who were bent on stirring up Muslim-Coptic violence in Egypt. The same Israeli signature appears to be at play with the anti-Muslim film and the attempt to place blame on Egypt's Copts. One individual who does not represent mainstream Copts but who has been linked to Klein and Jones is Morris Sadek, the head of the extremist and anti-Muslim National American Coptic Assembly, a fringe group among the Coptic community in the United States. In another irony, Sadek supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who he sees as battling the forces of the Muslim Brotherhood, and opposed the nomination of Elene Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court because he felt she supported sharia law..

However, as with all criminal conspiracies, and the film's production falls within the category of a hate crime, following the money trail may ultimately lead to the source or sources who commissioned the film. A small newspaper in California, the Willits News, is uncovering important details on the funding of the movie. 

The paper reports that the film was produced by a California 501(c)(3) non-profit called "Media for Christ," which is based in Duarte and received a business license from the city in 2006. The paper quotes Duarte City Manager Darryl George who said the film was produced at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita. The paper interviewed a Media for Christ employee who denied the organization was involved with the film.

The movie played for at least one night in the Vine Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Few people reportedly attended the showing. The 600-capacity theater is now a seedy and musty run-down version of its former self and available for rentals. Customers who have dealt with the theater claim the owner is "difficult" and has not respected signed contracts.

Obama can expect more of this until anti-Islam film originators are brought to justice, tried for premeditated murder:  Google, You Tube knew damn well what the release of this hate-speech movie would do and need to be held accountable

Backstage magazine published a casting call for the movie in July 2011. The film was billed as "Desert Warrior," and was said to be a "historical Arabian Desert adventure film." Many of the actors have said they felt duped after they realized the movie's actual theme. The Backstage advertisement spelled the name of the producer as "Bassiel."

Steve Klein, who has been busy disassociating Israel from the film, denied that Media for Christ was involved in the film and, although he served as a consultant on the movie, Klein claims he doesn't know where the movie was shot, merely saying it was filmed "somewhere in California." Klein is a board member for Courageous Christians United, which has ties to militant Christian groups. Courageous Christians has been linked to Jones's Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville. Both groups are considered militant hate organizations. Ironically, Courageous Christians United is also vehemently anti-Mormon and anti-Jehovah's Witness. Also ironic is the fact that Goldberg used Klein as a major source in debunking the Israeli connections to the film. Strangely, although Courageous Christians are opposed to Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Scientology, it does not fit the mold of similar right-wing hate groups because it is not anti-Semitic. Although the Courageous Christians site links to a number of other web sites that oppose various religious sects, no links to anti-Jewish sites appear anywhere on the list of links. On the other hand, Klein has been linked to neo-Confederate and white supremacist organizations in California.

Courageous Christians is a tax-deductible charitable organization thatb uses a mail drop of P.O. Box 1374, West Jordan, Utah 84084.

"Wake Up America," produced for The Way TV, lists the same Duarte address, 1020 Hamilton Road, Suite B, as Media for Christ. The CEO for Media for Christ and The Way TV is Joseph Abdelmasih of Arcadia, California. Records indicate that Media for Christ only employs between one and four people people and in 2010 had an annual revenue of $635,198. The non-profit's revenue total is no where near the stated $5 million budget for the movie.

The Associated Press is reporting that Bacile is actually an Egyptian Christian and ex-con named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who has used the aliases Nicola Bacily and Erwin Salameh.

In another ironic twist, joining in the meme that the anti-Muslim film was the work of right-wing extremists is the Saudi Wahhabist-funded Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is taking extreme "care" in not pinning the film operation on Israel. There are now questions as to whether Saudi-funded Salafists in Cairo and Benghazi coordinated their attacks on the U.S. diplomatic missions, WMR has previously reported on the close links between the Saudis and Israelis in conducting joint intelligence operations against Shi'a Muslim and Christian targets.

As far as the anti-American riots in the Muslim world are concerned, the corporate media has hit the ignore switch on the anti-Muslim movie and are, in unison, singing the familiar "Al Qaeda" refrain.

Wayne Madsen (USA)

Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Madsen has over twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. 

Wayne Madsen
Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club, Madsen is based and reports from Washington, D.C. 


Obama Leads U.S. Towards Absolute Dictatorship – Analyst

U.S. already a fascist dictatorship under Obama, has been since Bush was elected by Supreme Court


A U.S. analyst warns that Obama’s administration is in danger of turning rogue, evidenced by dictatorial foreign and domestic policies not capped by US Congress.

Insane corporate lackey Obama wants to rule the world

Press TV has interviewed Lawrence Freeman, writer and political commentator, Washington about Democrat and Republican focus on irrational and aggressive foreign policy and the adoption of similar police-state-type policy at home against the America population.

Also interviewed on the news analysis is Alison Weir, Executive Director of ‘If Americans Knew’; and Michael Prysner, Iraq war veteran, Los Angeles. What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview. SC/JR

Press TV:  It’s been stated that many Americans actually live from paycheck to paycheck - this has come out in a report and it was interesting the timing of this report as Forbes released its list of millionaires, or should I say billionaires, of which what was interesting was the number that swayed either way i.e. 100 million dollars in either net gains or loss.

But the more interesting part was that their net worth of these top 50, all over one billion dollars, one at the top of list at 58 billion dollars. What is your reaction when you hear that? 

Whistleblower Army Private Bradley Manning found out the hard way about Obama's new dictatorship

Freeman:  We know that the US right now is in a full scale depression - it’s not a recession, it’s gotten worse under President Obama who’s carried out unfortunately the same policies that President Bush carried out. Twenty seven-plus trillion dollars has been given to the bankers on Wall Street and the banks in the City of London.

And right now we are looking at the potential blowout of the European monetary system, the Euro, which will drag down the US further, so, Romney showed the Republicans that he doesn’t really care about the people at all - he may be called anti-people; but he’s doing a good job of working for the Obama campaign because Obama looks a little bit better when really he is no better at all. In fact Obama’s policy in Syria and Iran and vis e vis China and Russia is actually more dangerous believe it or not than the neo-con policy of Romney. But the two Parties are not serving the American people. 

On the streets of the richest country in the world, American Seniors made homeless by Bush, Obama and their corporate/bank masters eating dog and cat food to survive
We may go back to the policies of George Washington and not have political parties because neither party is offering any leadership. Some individuals in the party’s are - We’re working with people in Congress to get Glasspiegal legislation through and other legislation through to limit Obama’s ability to start another war in the Middle East.

But the Parties at the top and their leadership are corrupt. We should not pay any attention to them and we have to come up with our own policies for the development of this country and the world, which are in serious, serious danger right now.

Drug addled, coward corporate pigs molest OWS protester
Press TV:  Talking about demonstrations and the right to protest, this was a week that marked the one year anniversary of OWS (Occupy Wall Street Movement) and the protesters did come out. Peaceful when it started, but then what happened was there were over 100 arrests made.

So let’s put it into perspective, why does freedom of expression exclude the right to protest like these protesters did, but yet it’s OK for example to make a movie that insults Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, and as a result, one and a half billion Muslims to be enraged across the world?

Freeman:  Well, first of all you have to realize that President Obama is right now taking the dictatorial powers of Cheney and Bush and gone even further with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which he can arrest people - Americans, and throw them in jail without any due process.

He has already killed Americans in his drone policy without any due process. He has violated the Constitution.

So I don’t think we should have any illusions that this administration has any idea of what is pro-democratic, in fact our administration is pushing the policy of regime change around the world.
And the situation with Occupy Wall Street, they have the right inclination, but they are not functioning on what is actually demanded. 

Coward corporate cops now targeting U.S. Marines as they are leadership threat

We don’t have years... We have weeks and months. This President Obama may start another war in the Middle East... and it’s not Netanyahu pulling the strings. Obama has made it clear to Netanyahu that he can carry on this dog and pony show, but he’s told Netanyahu - we’ve gotten this from Israeli sources and also from the public domain in Israel - that Obama said we will follow you in.

General Dempsey the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the only one who said no, we do not want a war with Iran, I do not want to be part of it and we do not want a war with Syria.

So, Obama is really the provocateur. 

Thousands of U.S. military personnel have died in Obama's illegal resource wars

My concern, my concern and my organization’s with Mr. La Rouche and EIR (Executive Intelligence Review) magazine is that this president will get us into war before or after the election. And if it’s a war that is backed up by Russia and China, then it could be a nuclear war.

So I think we have to have a reality check. The demonstrations are valid, but they’re missing the point. We need an overhaul of this economic system. It’s bankrupt, it’s finished and it doesn’t work anymore.

We have to build projects, infrastructure projects that we had under Roosevelt; we have to emphasize more funding for a space program and we have to provide for the welfare of the people - give them good paying jobs, give them dignity and that means having Glasspiegal separation of the banks from the gambling casinos. 

U.S. homeless population explodes while Obama plans more illegal resource wars

We have a fully worked out program, but the problem is the Republicans don’t really like people, especially poor people; and Obama is in never never land, in fact Obama’s funders are the same people funding Romney in Wall Street and the same rich people he goes golfing with and he hangs out with.
So right now there’s no difference between the two parties, they’re both corrupt and they’re brainwashing the population by thinking we have to vote for either one.

We have to fight for real policy, but the immediate danger is that Obama is out of control and he could start a war and if it’s a nuclear war then we’re all in trouble. And that’s what concerns me right now.


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Agricultural Giant Monsanto’s Products Cause Tumors, Organ Damage In Rats

Another cog in the wheel of the eugenicist drive to destroy the "useless eaters" (Kissinger quote) in U.S. and worldwide

Global Research via Think Progress
By Aviva Shen

A new study out today may hurt efforts by America’s largest biotechnology company, Monsanto, to defeat a California ballot initiative that would require labels on genetically modified foods (GMOs). The French study found that rats who were either fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn or exposed to the company’s popular herbicide, Roundup, developed tumors and organ damage.

 Reuters reports that the group of rats who were exposed to Monsanto products experienced an increase in premature deaths due to their health complications:

Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen and colleagues said rats fed on a diet containing NK603 — a seed variety made tolerant to dousings of Roundup — or given water containing Roundup at levels permitted in the United States died earlier than those on a standard diet.

The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumours, as well as severe liver and kidney damage.

The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.

"Mittens" Romney:  Monsanto promoter
The lead researcher has been a vocal critic of Monsanto, which holds most of the patents for America’s staple crops and herbicides. This study, more extensive than the group’s past research that found similar health risks associated with the company’s products, may weaken the biotech industry’s claim that eating GMOs is harmless. Monsanto has poured $7 million into a campaign to defeat California’s Proposition 37, which will ask voters to require labels on any products containing genetically modified ingredients — essentially, all processed foods. Europe, Japan, China and Australia already have this requirement, and 91 percent of Americans support GMO labeling.

Setting aside possible health issues, the pervasive use of herbicide-resistant crops in the US is perpetuating a rapidly escalating arms race with insects and weeds that develop a resistance to the industry’s potent poisons as they become more common. Monsanto’s herbicides are spreading quickly; Mother Jones reported this week that Roundup is the most heavily used liquid herbicide in New York City, even though it has been linked to neurological diseases and reproductive disorders.

But Monsanto is lobbying hard to prevent the USDA from considering studies like Seralini’s when approving new products. France currently bans GMO crops in spite of enormous pressure from Monsanto and the EU.

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

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

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



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

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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

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



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

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

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



By Robert S. Finnegan

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



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


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



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



By Robert S. Finnegan

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