Monday, October 06, 2014

Toronto Doctors Testing Three Children For Enterovirus D68

Yet another ":novel" virus now striking children, a virus that could never have mutated this quickly and undetected in nature  

By Maria Babbage


Three children suffering from muscle weakness are being tested in Toronto to determine whether they've contracted enterovirus D68, adding to the number of suspected cases of infected children who have developed neurological symptoms in Canada.

Enterovirus D68 - note the odd shape of this virus
Dr. Upton Allen, chief of infectious diseases at the Hospital for Sick Children, offered few details about the children or their symptoms, saying they're still under evaluation. 

Test results are expected early next week.

"We're in the process of trying to determine two things," he said.

"First, are the children's illness related to an infection or no infection. And two, if it's an infection, is it related to D68 or not. Those are things that we're still trying to flesh out as we wait."

But there's no evidence that there's a connection among the three children that suggests there could be a special strain of the virus that's being transmitted from one child to the next, he said.

There have been dozens of confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 in Canada, which usually causes only mild cold symptoms. But a small number of infected children have developed polio-like symptoms, including one in Hamilton and two in British Columbia.

B.C. health officials have said a child between five and 10 years old is experiencing weakness in one arm that has not improved for nearly a month, while a teen aged 15 to 20 also developed weakness in one arm and is still on a breathing machine after being hospitalized for about the same period. The two patients have no connection to one another, they said.

In addition to the confirmed case in Hamilton, doctors are investigating to see if one other patient who has displayed neurological symptoms also has enterovirus D68. Two others tested negative.

Alberta health officials say they're testing four children with respiratory illness coupled with paralytic symptoms.

The United States is also seeing sporadic cases of paralysis complications among patients. Late last week, the Centers for Disease Control alerted practitioners to be on the lookout for polio-like symptoms in children diagnosed with enterovirus D68, which is also known as EV-D68.

A 10-year-old Rhode Island girl died last week of a staph infection associated with the virus, which that state's health department called "a very rare combination."

There are more than 100 enteroviruses, the second most common cause of the common cold after rhinoviruses.

Polio, which can be prevented with vaccination, is also an enterovirus, but from a different family than EV-D68, which is closer in genetic structure and function to rhinoviruses -- it doesn't replicate in the acidic environment of the gastrointestinal tract and prefers temperatures around 33 C, unlike other enteroviruses.

The exact genetic makeup of EV-D68 is unknown, as well as whether it carries any particular virulence factors that could contribute to polio-like symptoms. It's also unclear whether the EV-D68 strain in the U.S. and Canada are the same.

Enterovirus D68 displays characteristics of Kawaoka/Fouchier weaponised coronaviruses

EV-D68 usually starts with a runny nose, sneezing and coughing, and most children develop only mild to moderate symptoms that typically resolve on their own.

Most children should recover within a few days, said Allen. But if they start to get worse -- another fever, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness -- that's a sign to parents that they should take their child to the doctor.

Children with asthma or other underlying respiratory conditions are particularly vulnerable to breathing difficulties triggered by the virus.

It's not yet clear why there's an outbreak the virus this year, Allen said.

"Those studies are still being done, we just don't have the answers yet," he said. "Not just us here at Sick Kids, but right across North America."

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From Ukraine To Syria : UN’s Selective Defense of Human Rights

Gutless, nutless Obamaite fraud Ban Ki-moon useless as tits on a boar hog, a disgrace to previous legacy of United Nations and it's charter        

By Ulson Gunnar

For the past several years, the United Nations has served as a platform for Syria’s enemies to air allegations of human rights abuses and even attempts to use such allegations to justify military aggression against Syria itself.

Tales of “barrel bombs” being used against civilians, the bombardment of enemy positions at the cost of civilian lives and the destruction of vital infrastructure have all been constructs in the West’s narrative against the Syrian government. 

Now that the US is itself bombing Syria, killing Syrians including innocent men, women and children, as well as vital infrastructure local populations depend on for their survival, the UN has grown suddenly quiet.

The Western press too seems to have reverted to its observance of the notion of “collateral damage.”

Suddenly, the very terrorists the Syrian government has tried to warn the world about for years as it fought them in its city streets and countrysides, are now bad enough for the end of defeating them to justify the means of occasionally killing civilians, so long as they are killed with US rather than Syrian weapons.

The startling hypocrisy combines with the fact that Syria’s military is operating within its territory, conducting security operations to secure its own borders and all territory within it, while the US is operating thousands of miles from its own shores, in a foreign country, with both a doubtful pretext and an even more doubtful agenda in mind as it does so.

Where is the United Nations? The airstrikes in Syria carried out by the US, Persian Gulf states, and several European nations are done so without the Syrian government’s approval, no recognized opposition party has approved of them, and certainly no UN resolution has provided the West with a mandate to exercise military force inside of Syria. On this point alone, the UN should be standing up in vocal protest, leveling sanctions against those participating in this act of unilateral, illegal military aggression. Additionally, the UN should be speaking out against the loss of civilian lives, just as it did during the past several years of chaos in Syria’s ongoing conflict, as well as preparing monitoring teams and investigations into the impact of these attacks.

Moon receives his marching orders from drooling doofus John Kerry

Aside from Syria, there is another battlefield the UN is suspiciously absent from. Ukraine. In Ukraine, Kiev has been carrying out increasingly atrocious campaigns of violence against its own people. As it steadily loses control over territory in the east of Ukraine, grisly scenes of mass murder, torture, and extrajudicial executions are being uncovered. Yet there is no protest voiced within the UN, no teams being mobilized to investigate unearthed crime scenes and no measures taken against the perpetrators which include ultra-right wing militant groups espousing modern-day Nazism like the notorious Right Sector.

Moon licks the asses of Ukrainian fascist murderers
While some may claim such accusations are merely “Kremlin propaganda,” it is the West’s own Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) which provides daily reports from its own monitors on the ground inside Ukraine, that have mentioned the presence of right-wing militants, their destruction of Ukraine’s historical heritage, their attacking and harassing of their political opponents and violence they are carrying out across the country, from eastern Ukraine to the capital of Kiev itself.

Recently OSCE reported that the Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, which literally flies a flag featuring Adolf Hitler’s SS Wolfsangel insignia on it, led mobs in the dismantling of a statue of Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Another OSCE report noted that Right Sector was leading mobs in Odessa. An earlier OSCE report from August would admit another Kiev “volunteer battalion” similar to Azov and Right Sector, the so-called “Aidar Battalion,” was at the center of several human rights abuses and in particular, the abduction, torture, and holding for ransom of eastern Ukrainians.

Clearly there are abuses taking place, carried out by overtly abhorrent extremist groups espousing ideology illegal throughout most of Europe, but supported by the European Union, NATO, and the United States. Why the UN has remained silent on this while so vocal on other issues raises serious questions about its objectivity and impartiality.

The UN as a Tool for Special Interests

While in theory the UN is supposed to be an impartial arbiter of international law, through clearly biased actions it is revealed to be a subject to certain special interests, merely using the pretext of human rights and international law to selectively advance the agenda of certain member states while ignoring entirely such principles when convenient.

Moon kissing the jackboots of Nutcase Netanyahu
In Syria, US bombs are now killing Syrian civilians, destroying infrastructure and all while violating the sovereignty of the nation of Syria itself. The act of military aggression the US and its partners are exercising in Syria run contrary to the UN Charter itself and constitute a grave infraction of international law.

When the UN ponders the steady erosion of its legitimacy, popularity and effectiveness, it is displays of double standards like those seen in Syria that are the cause.

Likewise, in Ukraine, where ultra-right militants espousing Nazism are openly carrying out human rights violations so often and overtly that even the European-aligned OSCE must report them all while the UN remains utterly silent and flaccid, undermines not only the UN itself, but the concept of international law altogether.

When international law is cited and enforced selectively by certain member states of the United Nations, using the UN itself as a platform to legitimize otherwise illegal actions, the world teeters on the edge of global lawlessness leaving the remaining members of the UN to ponder alternatives in resolving injustices perpetuated rather than challenged by the UN and its Charter.

A "Psy"chotic Ban Ki-moon parties it up as innocent Syrian and Iraqi civilians die

Eastern Ukrainians, the Syrians and all their respective allies are left with little other choice than to act unilaterally themselves to defend their territory and people as well as their interests in the face of rogue nations that have apparently co-opted and now control much of the UN.

Ulson Gunnar, a New York-based geopolitical analyst and writer especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

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Looting Operation : Corporate Elite Divvies Up Detroit As Bankruptcy Plan Confirmation Looms

"When the rich become too rich and the poor become too poor there will always be revolution" - Pearl S. Buck   

By Thomas Gaist

As the Detroit bankruptcy moves into its final stage, it becomes ever more clear that the corporate-financial oligarchy is implementing the wholesale privatization of an entire US city.

With the full backing of a federal court acting on behalf of powerful corporate and financial interests, a cabal of capitalist politicians and legal and financial bagmen are looting virtually all of Detroit’s basic public infrastructure—including street lights, garbage collection, the water and sewerage department, as well as the city’s world class art museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

The last portion of the bankruptcy follows the crafting of a “grand bargain” supported by the major creditors and the unions, along with a deal with one of the main bond insurers, Syncora. Last month, the political establishment in Detroit and Michigan agreed to another arrangement to keep Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr in power until after the bankruptcy is completed, followed by a transfer of control to Mayor Mike Duggan and the City Council. The city will be overseen by a new Financial Review Commission (FRC), which will retain many of the powers now held by Orr.

With these measures in place, the ruling class is moving forward with parceling out Detroit into private fiefdoms allotted to individual billionaires and corporations, while entire sections of the city will be shut down or cut off from basic services.

The conspiring of the city’s ruling class was spelled out in a column published Thursday in the Detroit Free Press by Tom Walsh, “Detroit after bankruptcy: now comes the hard part.” After affirming that, “there’s little doubt” that Rhodes will confirm Orr’s “plan of adjustment,” Walsh describes Orr and investment banker Kenneth Buckfire as temporary hired guns to oversee the transformation of Detroit.

“Think of Orr, Detroit’s outgoing emergency manager, and Buckfire, president of restructuring firm Miller Buckfire, as the outside mercenaries—er, professionals—hired to swoop into Detroit, restore order and achieve specific objectives,” Walsh writes.

Detroit pensioners sodomised by corporate criminals
Proclaiming that Mayor Duggan “won’t have enough money left in the kitty” once the bankruptcy is complete, Walsh calls for a fully privatized “revival” of Detroit.

Walsh gives tribute to the city’s leading robber barons for organizing “private investment on a massive scale.” 

He writes, “The encouraging bursts of revival in Midtown and downtown Detroit during the early years of the 21st Century have been driven largely by a dogged band of entrepreneurial corporate chiefs working in tandem with big philanthropic foundations such as Kresge, Ford, Hudson-Webber and others.”

“[Dan] Gilbert, the head of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, has bought more than 60 Detroit properties, moved more than 12,000 workers into the city and is a major force in anti-blight efforts. [Roger] Penske led the Super Bowl committee, brought auto racing back to Belle Isle and donated the Clean Downtown truck fleet. The Ilitch family is leading a $650-million arena and entertainment district project as an encore to its earlier renovation of the Fox Theatre and building Comerica Park. Those business groups, along with Henry Ford Health and the Detroit Medical Center, are teaming with the Rapson-led Kresge Foundation and other donors on the M-1 Rail streetcar lines,” Walsh notes.

Walsh concludes that “private sector investment” is the “key to the renewal of Detroit,” and that “only a small part of that investment will come from public funds.”

These plans were elaborated in bankruptcy court testimony on Thursday and Friday, including from Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, who declared that the bankruptcy plan constitutes “yet another renaissance.”

Asked by Rhodes about the purpose of the Financial Review Commission, Orr gave a response which clearly illustrated the anti-democratic character of the institution. He said that the body would “provide a level of oversight that can be flexible according to the discretion of the commission itself.” In other words, the FRC will determine for itself the appropriate level of involvement in managing the city’s finances, overturning contracts and imposing austerity measures.

Speaking on the Syncora development agreement, which transfers millions of dollars worth of credits and city assets to the bond insurer, Orr acknowledged that the deal will “intensify and broaden the relationship between Syncora and the city.”

Orr’s comments on the Syncora deal highlight the fact that, through the bankruptcy, the city will become a hunting ground for rapacious corporate and financial raiders. Last year the city gave Syncora partial control over the Windsor tunnel to extricate itself from the toxic “swaps deal,” which bled hundreds of millions from Detroit’s budget. Syncora, having profited from the illegal swaps scheme, is being made a first line stakeholder in the future of Detroit.

"Justice" for Detriot
James Doak of Miller Buckfire gave similar testimony Friday, saying that Syncora “has become a long-term business institution in downtown Detroit,” and that the success of Syncora was “very much linked to the revitalization and economic activity of the downtown area.”

Rhodes asked, “Do you have a sense as to how that relationship will be monitored and executed on the city’s side of it?” Orr responded, “I’m hopeful that the marriage will be better than the courtship,” making an ironic reference to Syncora’s parasitic relationship to the city under the swaps deal.

Orr testified that future revenues will go primarily to the banks. “We will use revenues to pay debt and provide adequate services—not gold-plated or platinum,” Orr said, reassuring the ruling class that the city has no intention of investing in providing services for the broad mass of the population.

Another billionaire and reputed Detroit “booster” (on account of his promotion of corporate-funded development in the city), Roger Penske, also gave testimony Friday. Penske is contributing millions of his own funds to the bankruptcy plan, including some $10 million to the “grand bargain” and millions toward the purchase of 100 new police squad cars. Penske is also contributing money to the M1 rail project, frequently touted in the media as a model for a privately planned and funded transit system.

Penske gave his full support to the bankruptcy plan, saying that through the bankruptcy “a cleansing effect can take place.”

Similar comments from former presidential candidate Mitt Romney circulated in the media Friday underscored that such views are common currency throughout the entire US political and corporate establishment. Romney declared his support for the bankruptcy, saying that “dramatic steps” are necessary “when a municipality begins to circle the drain.” The bankruptcy has also received the full support of the Obama administration, which sees it as a model for other cities throughout the county.

The corrupt dealings surrounding the courtroom are also revealed in ongoing discussions with the Financial Guaranty Insurance Corporation (FGIC), another major insurer. FGIC is set to lose some 95 percent of the $1.1 billion it committed to insuring Detroit’s bondholders. Anonymous sources cited by the Detroit News state that FGIC is offering to drop its opposition to the bankruptcy plan in exchange for some portion of a “$123 million bankruptcy reserve fund, city-owned real estate, including riverfront property east of the Renaissance Center, and a 300-space municipal parking garage on Riopelle Street.”

The bankruptcy is, in substance, a vast looting operation conducted through the mechanism of the bankruptcy courts.

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It’s All In The Telling : The Media Has Become The Playbook Of The Establishment

"To enlighten and inform the public in order that they may make informed decisions…"  

By Denis A. Conroy

“FBI Believes It Has Identified ISIS Hostage Executioner

The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the video depicting the beheading of two American journalists and a British aid worker, The FBI director says.”

A telling message percolating from top to bottom into the passive receptors of the mesmerised multitude? Yes, dear multitude, potato yourselves on your couches, get comfortable, stay uncritical and listen to big brother identify the goodies from the baddies for you. It’s them or us.

"MSM" frauds responsible for deaths of legitimate journalists
For starters, we the media of your choice, will regale you with some images of bearded young men in the Middle East who appear to be hell-crusade-bent on ascending into martyrdom in the name of embracing a higher nature while defending the realm. How strange all of this appears to us…especially Westerners who have come to believe in the semi-divine mission of acquiring assets of one kind or another as a ready-made and
desirable end in itself. 

We have never let a bunch of indigenous people get in the way of a good business opportunity. Over time we have become habituated in a mind-numbing process that impacts badly on mother earth and her children. We Westerners are still up to our old tricks. With more fist than finesse, we rampage across the globe leaving much of mother nature’s mellifluous esprit languishing in shock-doctrine aftermath burnout.

To add insult to injury, we of the Western colonial proboscis-ilk, in our eagerness to possess other nations’ assets…oil, precious metals, etc…have created a tripartite partnership consisting of government, media and the mesmerised multitude, in order to project a narrative that served the interests of international capitalism in its quest for ever more profit.

Over time, much of the media has become the playbook of the establishment, being told what to say and how to say it by the PR machine. Big brother de jour, fingers on the puppet strings… shark fins observed swimming in the echelons of the pool. 

Al Jazeera CIA agent Sue Turton posing as a "journalist"
For the masses, it is de rigueur to sit back in lethargic detachment and watch the unfolding Hollywood style spectacle of our-munitions-are-bigger-than-your-munitions diet of skin-deep pap reportage.

The task of keeping the official mask in place has become the raison d’etre of the established media. President Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who gave a speech at the U.N. on September 24, on matters concerning his war on ISIL, was ‘mask’ of the day. 

The man who had promised to close Guantanamo Bay prison, the man who brought our attention to the intolerable situation facing Palestinians while calling for a stop to Israeli settlements five years ago, still believes that America is a light unto the world. Obama, it seems, has developed a persona to fit any talk-fest occasion while doing nothing.

Obama, the composite man, is part Martin Luther King Jr.-part Sammy Davis Jr. with a touch of Bishop Desmond Tutu thrown in for good measure…shaken, not stirred, of course… and comes across as a President hell-bent on using his considerable rhetorical talents to keep something (anything) together. The Obama message always comes across as a paean of praise for American leadership in the world…will he be remembered as the President who droned his tenure away?

The masks that are George Bush, Tony Blair, Bibi Netanyahu, Dick Cheney, Barack Obama. David Cameron, etc., are kept firmly in the background while our attention is drawn to the task of identifying a British-accented masked man (with knife in hand) in the video, depicting death by decapitation in the Middle East. The notion that a bearded Arab with knife in hand is somehow less civilised than our war for profit mob could be construed as hilarious if it weren’t so tragically absurd. Never mind what we do…they deserve it because they’re not us. We have bombed the hell out of their countries, but they deserved it because they resisted us.

War criminals posing as "journalists"
From our couches, we silently acknowledge the revolving door syndrome whereby Presidents, past, present and future, exonerate each other from all culpability associated with the we-do-regime-change in countries with oil as a means of projecting American foreign policy. The Pentagon, since World War II, has imitated a Hollywood script-speak to project its image as the great defender of the realm busily bringing order to the world. But the truth lies elsewhere, behind the epidermis of the military uniform lies another mask, a narrative in thrall to vested interest.

So what is happening…if anything…in the national womb? At what point does our mesmerism collapse in upon itself under the sheer weight of déjà vu creep… the feeling that we are caught in a loop that endlessly drones on and on about self-right? At what point might the yeast of courage and conscionability rise in the national womb to craft a peace movement poste-haste, in order to reclaim the dignity of America-The-Brave?

Meanwhile the ghosts of wars past continue to prowl the corridors of the State Department. Criminals like Dick Cheney, who lied the country into war on Iraq, still drool over the possibility of going to war for yet another barrel of oil. The puppet masters of yesteryear have immunity from prosecution because the system itself is corrupt to the core and the media is not there to whistle-blow the game.

Known pedophiles reporting the "news"

We have become past masters in living with self-deception. Never mind that Israel has used flechette shells and white phosphorus against the civilian population of Gaza…weapons described as illegal under ‘rules of humanitarian law’ and known to pose ‘a particularly high danger of harming innocent civilians’. Anyway, what do the lives of 2150 unwanted human beings matter to Zionist mythology? Besides, as Israel’s allies, we must help keep the mask of respectability in place by voting down any suggestion of evil.

Fraud "journalists" inciting and provoking racial violence
And talking about evil done to others, an important report on Harvard’s University’s website discusses the fallout of depleted uranium contamination in Iraq and has recently come into the light of day. 

Dr. Souad N. Al-Azzawi, who authored the report after the Gulf War, wrote that; “Depleted Uranium (DU) weaponry has been used against Iraq for the first time in the history of recent wars."

The following passage from Robert Koehler, a HuffPost blogger reads: “Thus last November, a group of British and Iraqi doctors petitioned the U.N. to investigate the alarming increase in birth defects at Fallujah’s hospitals. “Young women in Fallujah”, they wrote, “…are terrified of having children because of the increasing number of babies born grotesquely deformed, with no head, two heads, a single eye in their foreheads, scaly bodies or missing limbs. In addition, young children in Fallujah are now experiencing hideous cancers and leukemias.”

What we have lost by superficially applying ourselves to the task of understanding our environment is immense. It has resulted in us adopting a pseudo means of understanding our own natures. We forever tally the value of the material things we possess as though they are life giving, while ignoring the fact that America and other first world countries scorn the world with impunity.

"Mainstream media" CIA shills screeching for WWIII
As Westerners of the settler ilk, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, have become especially proud of the way they use the assets of indigenous peoples they have conquered to acquire capital to further their advantages. 

In time, virtue itself is measured by how much power has been amassed in the war on the other. Consider how America has turned the extraterritoriality of its legislation into a powerful instrument of domination. 

Applying the Torricelli and Helms-Burton Acts, Washington recently decided to sanction the BNP Paribas Bank with an $8.834 bl. fine for its participation in various transactions carried out by the governments of Cuba, Sudan and Iran.

And so onto the subject of alliances made in heaven, how cringeworthy is the action of settler ilk vassals like Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia, in his lurid eagerness to please the sheriff of the posse, rushing to the head of the queue to offer his services, in the hope of being rewarded with a pat on the head for his willingness to ISIS bash. This obsequiousness from a Prime Minister who believes that Australia was unsettled before the Brits came to colonise Australia. Were the Australian aboriginals invisible because they didn’t eat with a knife in the right hand and a fork in the left hand, Tony?

The unholy compact that exists within the tripartite relationship we see existing between government, media and the mesmerised multitude can only lead to dysfunctionality. It is based on a status quo arrangement that requires the mesmerised multitude to remain passive. The mesmerised multitude is basically indolent, a monster asleep at its watch, incapable of making any decisions to act until its oxygen is reduced to a point where it could experience catatonia…at which point it could awaken and become a threat to the forces that cage it in.

Finally, to remain inactive when your country is reduced to being merely a cash cow for Wall Street hipsters is unacceptable. The worker’s role in the making of the American dream was hijacked when globalisation allowed the investor class to circumspect national demarcations. Better work practices that had contributed to the growing of the ‘economic-pizza’ within the USA in the second half of the last century were subtly negated when the investor class moved off-shore. The profits generated from within the American industrial nexus were cynically expropriated by the power elites and reinvested in places where labour was cheaper, thus causing the local labour force to be separated from the investment process.

The upshot of the recent coup, the privatization of everything…including the American dream… was to designate roles only to those who could painstakingly commit to the practice of extracting profit through entrepreneurial or speculative means. That the process went global was to be expected, capitalism after all, is for brains-without-borders. Communities on the other hand…and by necessity…are brains-within-borders. To imagine that it is possible to achieve a genuine rapport between community and international capitalism is mere whimsy. It is imperative to focus on the fact that international capitalism will always separate wealth from the demarcated space that defines community. The capitalist regime, in pursuit of profits in places where low hanging fruit is available, bodes exploitation.

Denis A. Conroy is a retired businessman and journalist, and a voracious follower of matters political outside of the mainstream arena.

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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.