Friday, March 07, 2014

Fukushima : The Ticking Nuclear Bomb - Over 800 Tons Of Radioactive Material Pouring Into Pacific Ocean

Mainstream media responsible for massive cover-up

PRAVDA AND GLOBAL RESEARCH
By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
03/06/2014
 
In August this column ran a piece claiming that the Pacific Ocean was being poisoned by radioactive material escaping from Fukushima, two years after the devastating tsunami and meltdown at the Japanese nuclear facility. Three months later, shocking evidence points towards a calamity situation. Silence from the corporate media.


There is growing evidence coming from numerous reports aired on social networks and the so-called social media, among which is the article “Radioactive Water From Fukushima Is Systematically Poisoning The Entire Pacific Ocean” (*), which claimed that every day and for 750 days (now over 800) tonnes of toxic materials have been pouring into the Pacific Ocean. 
 
 
The toxic substances were identified as Tritium, Cesium and Strontium, being carried far and wide by winds, rain and ocean currents, entering the food chain through seaweed and seafood, building up high levels of toxicity in the fish – and humans – at the top end of the consumption chain. 
 
 


TEPCO, or Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator of the plant, admitted in August that between twenty and forty trillion becquerels of radioactive material have entered the Pacific Ocean after a security barrier had been breached. The same operator admitted that in just one week, in August, levels of Caesium-134 rose by 90 times and Caesium-137 rose by 86 times.

Fresh research (**) provides a chilling reminder that this situation is serious, will not go away, is getting worse and cannot be swept under the carpet. This research points to “massive numbers” of sea creatures dying across the Pacific, and that high levels of Cesium-137 are present in “a very high percentage of fish” caught in this ocean “and sold in North America”.

The research then moves on to refer to specific and unexplained incidents. For example, the unexplained death of starfish off Puget Sound off Canada. The animals seem to be melting, a phenomenon observed elsewhere in Canadian waters. Divers spoke of live creatures literally disintegrating in front of them, in “massive numbers”. 
 
 
California sealife may already be impacted
On to British Columbia, where abnormal behavior and an unusually high death rate has been observed among killer whales. The vocal communication among the animals has ceased, and in the last two years, seven matriarchs have died.

An Australian traveler sailing from Japan to California, USA, referred that it appeared the entire ocean was dead. 
 
 
All he saw was a whale rolling helplessly in the sea with a tumour on its head, and “for 3,000 nautical miles there was nothing to be seen”. No turtles, no sea birds, no dolphins, no sharks.

On to Alaska, where polar bears, seals and walruses have loss of fur and suffer from open sores on their skin. On to Southern California, where 45 per cent of sea lion pups have died, described by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as “an unusual mortality event”.

Back up to Canada, where the sockeye salmon faces record low numbers, up across the entire west coast of Canada, where fish are dying from bleeding eyes, gills and bellies.

Back across the Ocean, where extremely high levels of Cesium-137 have been found between Hawaii and California. On a test made on 15 dead tuna, all 15 were found to be contaminated with radiation. Of the fish being sold to Canada, in 2012, the Vancouver Sun recorded the number of specimens testing positive for Cesium-137, namely:

100 per cent of monkfish, carp, seaweed and shark; 94% of cod and anchovies; 93% of tuna and eels; 92% of sardines; 91% of halibut; 73% of mackerel.

Fukushima continues to leak, and leak at ever increasing rates and the latest prediction is that this contamination will continue until 2015, at the earliest. Until then, will the Pacific Ocean be poisoned beyond repair (if this has not happened already)? And when will the authorities explain to us what is happening? When our babies are born glowing bright green and blinking at us through seven eyes?
 




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Number Of U.S. Long - Term Jobless Who Lost Benefits Hits 2 Million

A very conservative estimate - MSM continues to parrot White House ludicrous lies and bogus employment numbers

WORLD SOCIALIST WEBSITE
By Andre Damon
03/06/2014

Since federal extended unemployment benefits expired at the end of December, the number of long-term unemployed in the US who have lost cash benefits has reached nearly 2 million.


Some 1.3 million people lost their unemployment benefits on December 28, and the ranks of those affected by the cutoff have been growing by 73,000 every week.

Democrats have largely dropped all mention of restoring the extended benefit program, which provides additional weeks of jobless pay beyond the 27-week cutoff for most states. In announcing his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Tuesday, President Barack Obama made no mention of the cutoff of benefits.


Obama's budget plan is itself right-wing, including provisions to slash Medicare spending and block undocumented immigrants from receiving health care under the federal program.

Speaking Wednesday in Connecticut to promote his so-called opportunity agenda and his call for a very modest increase in the minimum wage, Obama again did not even mention restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed.

The cutoff of extended jobless benefits comes after two successive cuts to food stamp benefits. On November 1, food stamps were slashed by $11 billion, leading to benefit reductions for 46 million people. In January, congress voted to slash an additional $8.7 billion from food stamps. Thus, millions of long-term unemployed workers are not only being cut off from cash assistance, they are also being hit with reductions in food assistance.


This and the following images of the unemployed speak for themselves; expose the transparent White House, MSM lies

The issue of extended jobless benefits has likewise been dropped by the media, with next to no coverage of the impact of the ending of the program. Never before have extended unemployment benefits been terminated while unemployment remained at such elevated levels as those that prevail today.

This is a measure of how far to the right the entire political establishment, the Democrats no less than the Republicans, has moved in recent years, and the reactionary character of the Obama administration.


Officially, there are ten million unemployed people in the US, up from 6.8 million in 2007. Fully 3.6 million people have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more, according to the official jobless rolls.

This figure is three times larger than it was in 2006, when there were 1.1 million long-term unemployed.




Nearly 36 percent of the unemployed have been out of work for more than 27 weeks, three times higher than the average between 1948 and 2008. The mean duration of unemployment currently stands at 35.4 weeks, up from 16.9 weeks in 2006.

The cutoff of jobless benefits combined with cuts in food assistance has had a devastating impact on working people. Food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the country have reported a significant increase in need, with some being forced to start emergency fund drives or cut back the amount of food they give out.




Even before the most recent cutbacks in jobless aid and food stamps, demand for food assistance had been surging. According to the US Conference of Mayors, requests for emergency food aid in 25 major cities surged by 7 percent between mid-2012 and mid-2013.

 Social conditions will worsen even more as a result of the recent slowdown in the US economy.


Job growth in December and January was the worst for any two-month period since 2010 and well below the already tepid monthly average of 160,000 net new jobs from January through November of last year.

The US economy created 113,000 jobs in January, according to the Labor Department’s latest jobs report, far fewer than the 189,000 economists had predicted. December’s jobs report was even worse, showing the US added only 75,000 jobs.


Late last month, the Bureau of Economic Analysis downgraded its estimate for real US economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 to 2.4 percent, down from its first estimate of 3.2 percent released at the end of January. 

It was the White House and congressional Democrats who ensured the cutoff of jobless benefits by not including an extension of the program in the budget deal they reached with the Republicans at the end of last year.




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NATO Airstrike Kills 5 Afghan Soldiers

Obama's murdering CIA cowards now being hunted worldwide

SFGATE VIA AP 
By Rahim Faiez and Kathy Gannon - AP
03/06/2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) —

An early morning NATO airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province killed five Afghan soldiers on Thursday, defense ministry officials said. The coalition said the deaths were an accident and expressed its condolences.
 
 
NATO said the Afghan soldiers were "accidentally killed," without specifying whether it was the result of an airstrike.

Unusually reticent, Afghan President Hamid Karzai did not immediately condemn the international troops, telling reporters during a state visit to Sri Lanka that the incident is being investigated.
 


"This attack, NATO has admitted to me they did it mistakenly. We will investigate the issue and then speak about it," Karzai said. He added that he would speak much differently, presumably in harsher tones, if he were addressing reporters in his own country.

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Zahir Azimi said the strike occurred in the province's Chakh district, and that eight Afghan National Army troops were also wounded in the incident. The ministry's helicopters ferried the wounded to Kabul, he told The Associated Press.
 
 
Azimi said an investigation was underway and that authorities "were saddened by the incident."

A spokeswoman for the international forces in Afghanistan, Maj. Cathleen Snow, described the killings as an "unfortunate incident" during an operation in the country's east. 
 
 
 
She said an investigation was being conducted to determine the circumstances that led to the deaths.

Snow did not specify whether an airstrike was involved and did not elaborate on the operation.

"We can confirm that at least five Afghan National Army personnel were accidentally killed this morning," Snow wrote in an email to the AP. "Our condolences go out to the families of the ANA soldiers who lost their lives and were wounded."

Earlier, a provincial government official said that 17 soldiers were wounded in the airstrike but the discrepancy in the number of wounded could not immediately be reconciled. The Logar official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
 
 
Physical, moral coward, CIA murdering filth John Brennan
Later in Logar, provincial officials were meetings to decide their response and to conduct a further investigation.

Neither NATO nor Kabul officials would say whether Afghan troops had called in the airstrike, as they often do in battle when air power is needed.
 


Karzai has been deeply critical of civilian deaths by international forces and his relationship with Washington has been on a downward spiral for several years. But in the last year, Karzai's language has become much harsher. He has accused the international troops of being occupiers, colluding with the Taliban insurgents and carelessly killing Afghan civilians.

The testy relationship has kept Karzai from signing a security agreement with the United States that would allow for a residual force of U.S. and NATO troops to stay behind in Afghanistan after the end of December, when all international forces are to leave the country in an ending to the 13 years of war.

Karzai has cited civilian casualties as one of his reasons for refusing to sign the deal. He has sought guarantees from the United States to protect Afghan citizens.
 
 
Obama and his murdering CIA swine will soon to face justice
 
"We value the strong relationship with our Afghan partners, and we will determine what actions will be taken to ensure incidents like this do not happen again," said the NATO spokeswoman, Snow.

Previously, Karzai had ordered an end to all coalition air strikes unless they were first cleared by the defense ministry.

The president's decree banned airstrikes in residential areas, Azimi said, at the same time stressing that the Afghan army needs NATO's air power.

"For air support, we always need the support of NATO forces," said Azimi. "The worries of the president, Ministry of Defense and the Afghan people are (about) civilian casualties in an airstrike. Therefore, the president issued a decree not to have any airstrikes in residential areas."

Azimi refused to say whether NATO had first contacted the ministry before carrying out Thursday's airstrike, in keeping with Karzai's demands.

Associated Press Writer Krishan Francis in Colombo, Sri Lanka, contributed to this report.




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Snipers For U.S. Regime Change In Ukraine

Drooling, doofus Kerry adds new meaning to the word "hypocrisy"

PRESS TV
By Finian Cunningham
03/06/2014

The irony could not be more bitter - or sickening. US Secretary of State John was photographed laying wreaths in Kiev this week and offering "heartfelt" condolences for those killed during recent violent street clashes in the Ukrainian capital.

It now turns out that the killing of protesters and police officers was carried out by covert snipers working for the new Western-backed junta that seized power in Kiev. Kerry was thus laying flowers in memory of victims who were shot on the orders of the very people whom the West has been sponsoring. 
 
 
Disgusting U.S. swift boat traitor, hypocrite John Kerry
Dozens of people were fatally wounded in Kiev's Maidan Square last month during clashes between security forces loyal to the then incumbent President Viktor Yanukovych. 
 
Western media uncritically, or worst knowingly, heightened claims by the organizers of the demonstrations against Yanukovych that the casualties were inflicted by police officers shooting into the crowds.
 
 


At the time there were grounds for suspicion that all was not what it seemed. The surge in killings was not in keeping with the relatively restrained conduct of security forces in Kiev during nearly three months of unprecedented street violence. But the outpouring of condemnation from Western politicians amplified by Western news media against the Ukrainian authorities had the effect of piling the political pressure on the Yanukoyvch government to capitulate.

The new administration in Kiev, led by so-called interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has now been dubbed the legitimate government of Ukraine by Washington and the European Union.

Revelations about the covert snipers have since been disclosed in a leaked phone call between EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Estonia's foreign minister Usmar Paet. 
 
 
Fascist EU whore Catherine Ashton
In the phone conversation dated February 25, and reported by Russia Today this week, Paet is heard to say: "There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovych, but it was somebody from the new [Western-backed] coalition."

Ashton replies: "I think we do want to investigate. I mean, I didn't pick that up, that's interesting. Gosh."

This is by no means the first such evidence that violence in Kiev was orchestrated. 
 
 
 
There is already ample proof that the US and EU were covertly working to agitate protests against the Ukrainian government. For three months, Western politicians have been issuing statements to whip up demonstrations. Western officials have paraded in Kiev with fascist elements and given the provocateurs legitimacy to carry out outrageous acts of violence against government people and property that would not be tolerated for a second back in their own countries. 
 
 
Obama has decades-old ties to the CIA
 

The involvement of the American CIA and its various offshoots, such as the National Endowment for Democracy, has also been well documented in Ukraine going back to at least the early 1990s.

The precipitous deployment of organized violence by "protesters" from late November onwards, allegedly as a result of the Yanukovych government rejecting an EU trade pact, also bears the hallmark of an externally driven regime change operation. 
 
 
U.S. traitor John McCain gives aid and comfort to fascists
A decisive tipping point was reached against Yanukovych with the surge in killings among protesters - apparently by police gunfire – during the last week of February. Yanukovych had already signed a "national unity deal" on February 21 with opponents promising constitutional reforms. 
 
But that deal was not enough for his opponents who wanted Yanukovych out of office altogether.


 
 
In the wake of the street violence, US vice president Joe Biden reportedly phoned Yanukovych to tell him that it was game over. His efforts at cutting a deal were "a day late and a dollar short," said the voice from the White House. Yanukovych then fled to Russia within days of Biden's phone call.

The latest evidence of orchestrated violence in Kiev for political ends - the definition of terrorism - adds to Russia's claims that what the West has championed as "a people's revolution" is in actuality nothing but a Western-backed coup d'├ętat by terrorism.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin this week said that the new regime occupying the government offices in Kiev is not legitimate. It represents an illegal seizure of power by violence. 
 
 
CNN's pedophile Anderson Cooper
That is why Russia is right to not recognize the usurpers in Kiev and to take security measures to protect ethnic Russians living in Ukraine and to defend its vital interests in the Crimean Peninsula. The unelected Western-backed regime, which Western media propagandize as "the fledgling government of Ukraine", comprises neo-Nazis who detest Russians and who have publicly stated their intention to commit the worst kind of violence against ethnic Russians and any other people whom they deem to obstruct their fascistic program of governance. 
 


None of this vile demagoguery has deterred Western so-called democratic leaders from embracing the regime in Kiev. Far from it; this week saw British foreign secretary William Hague in Kiev shaking hands with Yatsenyuk, followed by US top diplomat John Kerry laying his grotesque commemorative wreaths to the dead.

Kerry also announced that he was bearing $1 billion in loan guarantees to support the junta in Kiev. The austerity-racked EU is somehow finding the coffers to offer $15 billion. These "loans" are being welcomed with open arms by the Western-backed junta in Kiev. They will enrich Western capitalists and the Ukrainian elite, like Yatsenyuk and the leaders of the Kiev storm troopers, while throwing the majority of Ukrainians into American and EU-style poverty. 
 
 
MSM swine shill for Obama/CIA masters
Another condition for the Western financial bribery, as disclosed this week by the new Ukrainian ambassador to Belarus, Mykhailo Yeshel, is that Ukraine will allow US ballistic missiles on to its territory - right on the border with Russia.

What we are witnessing in Ukraine is an imperialist conquest by Washington and its European stooge governments - hand in fist with fascist boot boys.

Russia has every right to be concerned and to take action. Yet, ironically, this week Western media are falling over themselves to tell us that Russia has invaded Ukraine in "a brazen act of aggression".


No wonder the world seems chaotic when such barefaced Western lies and deception about reality are being churned out. Western "churnalism" at its best.

FC/SL


 
Finian Cunningham (born 1963) has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. He is a Master’s graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in journalism. He is also a musician and songwriter. For nearly 20 years, he worked as an editor and writer in major news media organisations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. Originally from Belfast, Ireland, he is now located in East Africa as a freelance journalist, where he is writing a book on Bahrain and the Arab Spring, based on eyewitness experience working in the Persian Gulf as an editor of a business magazine and subsequently as a freelance news correspondent. The author was deported from Bahrain in June 2011 because of his critical journalism in which he highlighted systematic human rights violations by regime forces. He is now a columnist on international politics for Press TV and the Strategic Culture Foundation. More articles by Finian Cunningham
 
 
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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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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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