Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thoughts for a Thursday Morning

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Zionists priming and pimping the USA to fight another war for Israel

America, ready to see you sons and daughters come home in "transfer tubes"--coffins--from another ME war fought for Israel? This one will be against Iran and the booga-booga is getting extra loud since Obama's inauguration. Whether it's bogus reports coming from Israel about some IDF Storm Trooper killed while planting some booby-traps or Iranians setting up some kind of terror network in South America, they both have the same goal: To get America involved in fighting another war for Israel.

While our kids are fighting and dying in wars for Israel in Pakistan and Iran, back home, the parents of those brave kids will be fighting another war, a war against Zionist run banks and the Zionist controlled Federal Reserve, who are systematically looting this country blind.

1.7 million American homes were foreclosed on in 2007, 2.5 million in 2008 and another 10 million or so will be foreclosed on in the next couple of years, thanks to an out of control Wall Street only interested in one thing, Money.

BTW, where is all that money that has disappeared from Wall and Main Street? It just doesn't go POOF!
So where are all of those trillions of dollars?
more - Greg Bacon

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AP can't stop lying for Israel

Here is just a sample of the latest pack of lies about Israel’s enemies published these last few days by “the world’s largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.”

Here’s a lie you will see in every AP report about Israel’s invasion and carpet-bombing of Gaza — a supremely criminal aggression which was meant to terrorize the population and help remove the democratically-elected government of Hamas from power:

Israel launched its 22-day offensive to try to halt Hamas rocket fire on southern Israel.
(”Israel vows to back soldiers accused of war crimes,” 1∙25∙9)

And here’s a lie straight out of the Hasbara Handbook, on Israeli war criminal Ariel Sharon, who was found “personally responsible” for the massacre of 700–3,500 unarmed men, women, and children in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in Lebanon in 1982:

Israeli leaders have faced similar concerns in the past. In 2001, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was sued in Belgium over his alleged [confirmed, not "alleged"] role in a 1982 massacre in Lebanon’s Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. He was never convicted [but was found "personally responsible" by an Israeli investigative commission because he gave the IDF and the SLA free reign to enter the camps, knowing what would likely ensue].
more - Detain This

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War From Vietnam To Gaza


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The Secretary of "Defense" at the end of the Vietnam War was Donald Rumsfeld. This is the same Donald Rumsfeld that was relieved of that office by Bush, but who remained in the Pentagon until "the Change," which could mean that he might still be there as a carry over from the last administration. Think about that while you read this ­ please.

From the Vietnam War all the way to Israel's most recent attack on Gaza; the policies of the US Department of War have never varied. Tactics have changed because government can no longer 'depend' on the loyalty of an informed American public; so a huge private army of mercenaries was hired to do what GI's might no longer do, since they saw the light in Vietnam. There's a film called SIR! NO SIR, that spells this out: It's needed now, because the history and the facts of Vietnam, that could have stopped the War on Iraq- have been nearly annihilated since the Vietnam War ended in our surrender on June 30, 1975.
The war in Vietnam was a Lie. By 1968 the US had over a half million men in South Vietnam when the North Vietnamese launched their TET Offensive that overran the entire country, before being pushed back. This was the turning-point at which it became clear that the people of Vietnam were clearly on the side of the North Vietnamese. 'It was also clear that the USA was mired in a war that we could not win.'

US troops began to go AWOL or refused to fight, and that's where the Anti-War movement really began to become visible on the global stage.
more - Jim Kirwan

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Obama: Trilateral Commission Endgame


As previously noted in Pawns of the Global Elite, Barack Obama was groomed for the presidency by key members of the Trilateral Commission. Most notably, it was Zbigniew Brzezinski, co-founder of the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller in 1973, who was Obama's principal foreign policy advisor.

The pre-election attention is reminiscent of Brzezinski's tutoring of Jimmy Carter prior to Carter's landslide election in 1976.

For anyone who doubts the Commission's continuing influence on Obama, consider that he has already appointed no less than nine members of the Commission to top-level and key positions in his Administration.

According to official Trilateral Commission membership lists, there are only 87 members from the United States (the other 337 members are from other regions). Thus, in less than two weeks since his inauguration, Obama's appointments encompass more than 10% of Commission's entire U.S. membership.

Is this a mere coincidence or is it a continuation of dominance over the Executive Branch since 1976? (For important background, read The Trilateral Commission: Usurping Sovereignty.)

1- Secretary of Treasury, Tim Geithner
2- Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice
3- National Security Advisor, Thomas Donilon
4- Chairman, Economic Recovery Committee, Paul Volker
5- Director of National Intelligence, Admiral Dennis C. Blair 6- Assistant Secretary of State, Asia & Pacific, Kurt M. Campbell
7- Deputy Secretary of State, James Steinberg
8- State Department, Special Envoy, Richard Haass
9- State Department, Special Envoy, Dennis Ross
10- State Department, Special Envoy, Richard Holbrooke

There are many other incidental links to the Trilateral 12- 12- Commission, for instance,

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is married to Commission member William Jefferson Clinton.

Geithner's informal group of advisors include E. Gerald Corrigan, Paul Volker, Alan Greenspan and Peter G. Peterson, among others. His first job after college was with Henry Kissinger at Kissinger Associates.

Brent Scowcroft has been an unofficial advisor to Obama and was mentor to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Robert Zoelick is currently president of the World Bank

Laurence Summers, White House Economic Advisor, was mentored by former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin during the Clinton administration.

There are many other such links, but these are enough for you to get the idea of what's going on here.

more - Patrick Wood

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Obama Lies to the Muslims and the World

Imagine: You turn on your television and see on the news that Canada has laid claim to the state of Maine and New Hampshire , which they call the New Hampshire Strip, due to divine right. England is giving the Canadians billions of dollars worth of deadly high tech military equipment and weapons which they are using right now to shell, bomb and rocket the people in Maine and the New Hampshire Strip. Canada feels it has a divine right to all current US territory that made up the original 13 colonies and/or that was under British control dating back to the 18th Century because the American rebels had no right to wage war against the divine British monarchy. Once the fighting is over, the British Queen will once again be head of state over the ungodly former rebel colonies as she is over Canada.

As you look at the images on your television, you see horribly burned children who are victims of the British-made white phosphorous grenades and bombs the Canadians are using. You see a British-built fighter jet attacking an ambulance as paramedics are vainly attempting to load more terribly wounded civilians into the ambulance for a life-or-death trip to the hospital. As you helplessly watch this mayhem unfold, you feel the righteous hatred rise inside you for both the Canadians who’re actually pulling the triggers and the British who are supplying them with the deadly and destructive weapons that are slaughtering your people.

You can’t believe what happens next. The newly elected British Prime Minister appears on your screen and tells an interviewer that the British are not the enemies of Americans! How can he say this with a straight face as British rockets and bombs are killing Americans?

This is exactly the lie that United States President Barack Obama told Muslims and the world when he gave his first interview on Arab television. Being a politician at his core, he told an obvious lie. He told the Islamic people that America is their friend as the hospitals in Gaza are overflowing with Palestinian men, women and children who are the painful victims of American white phosphorous, bombs and rockets detonated on them by the Jewish state of Israel .
more - Robert L. Johnson at Strike the Root

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You think it's bad now?

You can start to have an inkling of where the idea of the 'blood libel' came from (my emphasis in red):
"When the leader of Israel's religious-Zionist Meimad Party recently addressed a meeting of 800 high-school students in a Tel Aviv suburb, his words on the virtue of Israeli democracy for all its citizens were drowned out by student chants of 'Death to the Arabs.'"
and:
"Israeli soccer matches were suspended during the assault on Gaza. When the games resumed last week, the fans had come up with a new chant: 'Why have the schools in Gaza been shut down?' sang the crowd. 'Because all the children were gunned down!' came the answer."
These are the young people, the future of Israel. Things are only going to become much worse. It is time to put an end to it, to stop the killing.
xymphora

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House of Representatives passes Obama 'stimulus" bill

While invariably described in the media as a "stimulus" bill, the legislation actually does relatively little to create new jobs and launches no new social programs. It provides only $40 billion for new spending on infrastructure, and much of this will not actually be expended until 2010 or even later.

Most of the spending provisions in the bill relate to extending unemployment benefits and health insurance coverage for the unemployed—including the millions more expected to be laid off in the coming months—or authorize direct subsidies to state and city governments that would otherwise face bankruptcy.

From a purely economic standpoint, the bill's function is to prevent an immediate and catastrophic collapse of consumer spending and public services, not to produce an economic revival. It was for that reason that most big business lobbies, like the US Chamber of Commerce, endorsed the legislation.

One purpose of the bill is to provide a measure of political cover as the Obama administration prepares a new taxpayer bailout of the banks and financial firms, in the hundreds of billions of dollars, and proceeds beyond that to pare down the resulting record budget deficit by imposing deep cuts in basic social programs such as Social Security and Medicare
more - Patrick Martin at wsws.org

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Peace Recedes as Israeli Settlements Expand

Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank increased sharply in 2008, despite Israel's pledge at the beginning of the year to freeze all construction, according to a new report by an Israeli non-governmental organization [.pdf].

The report, released Wednesday by the group Peace Now, found that settlement construction in 2008 increased by almost 60 percent, including new construction both inside and outside of the security barrier and within illegal settlement outposts.

Nearly 40 percent of the new structures were built east of the security barrier, many of them extending deep into the West Bank.

And despite the Israeli government's pledge to crack down on the illegal outposts, the study found that "not a single real outpost was evacuated."

more - Daniel Luban at antiwar

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9-11, Iraq & Gaza: How many conspiracy theories are enough?

I've been getting a lot of e-mails lately, all of them complaining about how I'm not telling the truth about what happened in Gaza. Hey, just because no news media was allowed into Gaza during the slaughter (even Israeli solders weren't allowed to take their cell phones into Gaza because Olmert didn't want anybody taking pictures, didn't want any proof), that doesn't mean that it didn't happen.

But then dead children tell no tales.

All this pressure on me lately to simply "Shut up!" about Gaza reminds me of the times back in the bad old days when I thought there was something fishy about 9-11. "Bush knew!" I cried. "How could he not?" And if he didn't know, then the man should have been jailed for criminal stupidity. The documents telling him that something was up were right there on his desk.

And remember back in 2003, when if you even hinted that the War on Iraq was based on a lie, you were called unpatriotic -- and even a traitor? And we all know what happened there. Bush lied through his teeth.

I feel that same pressure on me now, pressure to toe the party line, to keep my mouth shut about the slaughter in Gaza, to only talk about how horrible the Qassam rockets are and to say nothing about 500 dead children in Gaza. 500 dead children in Gaza? So what. What's wrong with that?

If you don't know by now, I'm not going to tell you.

And remember how cruelly us liberals were made fun of and derided when we talked about stolen elections in Ohio and Florida, Halliburton fraud, outsourcing our jobs, large corporations that paid no taxes, Wall Street greed, the dangers of deregulation, etc. "The economy is gonna crash!" I cried. And people then accused me of being, er, nuts.

Okay. Let's face it. I've been right about all of this stuff so far. Yet now I'm not allowed to be right about the terrible massacres in Gaza?

I guess not.

Jane Stillwater

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Obama's program of war

Within days of taking power, the Obama administration has made clear that it will escalate the war to subjugate the Afghan people, intensify US military strikes on targets inside Pakistan and continue the occupation of Iraq indefinitely. What is being prepared is a brutal escalation of US military violence in Afghanistan and a widening of the conflagration in the region.

Obama left a two-hour meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday pledging to ensure that the military received the "resources and the support" to wage the wars being conducted by the United States. He told journalists he would soon be announcing "some difficult decisions that we're going to have to make surrounding Iraq and Afghanistan."

The essence of those decisions was indicated on Tuesday in the testimony of Defense Secretary Robert Gates before the Senate and House armed services committees. Obama's appointment of Gates marked the new president's unambiguous repudiation of the campaign rhetoric that appealed to broad antiwar sentiment among the American people. Gates served the Bush administration in the same post for the past two years and directed the escalation of the Iraq war from early 2007 to early 2008.

Gates told the senators: "There is little doubt that our greatest military challenge right now is Afghanistan. As you know, the United States has focused more on Central Asia in recent months. President Obama has made it clear that the Afghanistan theatre should be our top overseas military priority."

The war in Afghanistan, he added, would be "long and difficult." The short-term time frame he placed on the conflict was "five years"—at least until 2014. He said an increase in US casualties was "likely" as operations are stepped-up against the anti-occupation insurgency being waged by loyalists of the former Taliban regime and other Afghan Islamist movements.

more -James Coganat wsws.org

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On the brink of a great depression, the GOP is still lying its ass off

There are two kinds of Republicans:
  • the rank and file stupid who don't know any better;
  • the evil bastards up top who know better and don't give a crap!
Senate goppers oppose what may be a last chance to save the US from the Bush/Reagan legacy of idiocy. GOP opposition to Obama's stimulus bill has lambasted a 'debt' that they say will be inherited by future generations.

Pinch me!

I did not hear those arguments when Ronald Reagan tripled the national debt and doubled the Federal Bureaucracy. I did not hear those arguments when Reagan's tax cut was followed quickly by a depression of some two years --the worst, longest and deepest since Herbert Hoover's Great Depression of 1929. I did not hear a peep of protest from gops when, more recently, George W. Bush cut taxes for his increasingly tiny elite of support even as he ran up the deficits like a binge drinker, leaving even Ronald Reagan in the shade. Oh...I get it! It's bone headed if Democrats do it! But it is 'sound fiscal policy' if the GOP does it.

The GOP fails --as a party --because GOP policies never put money into the hands of those who will really spend it and, thus, create jobs. That wealth trickles up --never, ever down --is a demonstrable fact. A working persons tax cut will find its way back into the economy with purchase. Give aways to the rich never have and never will!

more - Len Hart

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"The equation has changed."

The equation has changed, sayeth Israel. You people had better watch out. Now they're taking the gloves off.
Meanwhile, in a bid to regain her plummeting popularity ahead of the elections, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told a gathering of the New York-based World Jewish Congress in occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday that Israel would no longer show restraint against Palestinian attacks from the Gaza Strip.

"Israel is going to act according to a new equation. We are not going to show restraint anymore," Livni said. "We need to change the rules of the game until they learn that the rules have changed and the equation has changed."
All that WP, targeting civilians, shooting people waving white flags, collective punishment, preventing humanitarian aid, rounding people up and bombing them inside their houses, killing over 1,300 people, 90% of them civilians....that was Israel showing "restraint." But an Israeli soldier was killed on Tuesday, so all bets are off now.
more - A. Peasant at Twelfth Bough


No, I do not hear the fat lady singing

If Netanyahu wins the 2/10 Israeli elections, as seems likely, we can expect him to aggressively push forward the current (psychopathic) Israeli strategy of putting Iran in the crosshairs while systematically murdering the Palestinians and stealing more and more of their land. Now the question is: Will that work?

The Real Lewinsky Tapes British investigative journalist Kevin Dowling has released an article for publication to a variety of British and American news organizations, charging that the Israeli Mossad was bugging the Watergate apartment telephone of Monica Lewinsky, and was able to obtain material used to blackmail the Clinton administration into shutting down a probe of widespread Israeli espionage in Washington.

So all this brouhaha took place because Israel, under Netanyahu, wanted to sabotage the peace process, the same as today. And very strangely, it looks like we will have another confrontation coming up with many of the same players in a matter of weeks. Do Hillary and Bill, currently under extreme duress due to the financial corruption being exposed and liable to throw Bush Sr. et. al. under the bus to save their own skins, despise Netanyahu for setting them up? If that's true, the upcoming clash between Israel and the Obama Administration could have a very high popcorn factor. Hillary Clinton, in particular, would have ample motivation to go for Bibi's jugular. And should her courage fail her for some reason, the unraveling financial corruption scandal dangles the threat of jail over her head.

more - A. Peasant at Twelfth Bough

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Screw the stimulus - let's scare off the lenders

Barring divine intervention by a team of heavenly economists, President Barack Obama's massive spending spree ... err ... stimulus package, will pass into law. That probably can't be stopped. But the money to be spent isn't yet in government hands; it will almost certainly have to be borrowed -- probably from overseas. That threatens to bind generations to come to paying off the bills run up today. Unless, that is, enough Americans dissuade lenders by announcing ahead of time that they plan to repudiate the debt the government intends to incur.

To be successful, such repudiation will have to be open and massive. And it will be most convincing if it's voiced loudest by young Americans -- those who have the potential to assume political power in the future. Millions of twenty-somethings saying, when they're in Congress 20 or 30 years from now, they won't honor hundreds of billions of dollars of treasury securities issued by today's profligate politicians, just may raise serious doubts among the world's lenders.

more - J.D. Tuccille

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Happy meat and happy days for America

Just like Gore and Oprah, they can sit around with Obama and discuss the Health Care Crisis, Global Warming, and School Shootings over some happy meat at their fancy balls with their silver forks. And it is not like he doesn't know.

"Even Barack Obama commented on the Agriprocessors ethical black hole on a campaign stop in Davenport, IA, remarking, "They have kids in there wielding buzz saws and cleavers. It's ridiculous."
http://veganschool101.blogspot.com/2008/11/melting-pot-in-hell.html

“All ancient philosophy was oriented toward the simplicity of life and taught a certain kind of modesty in one’s need. In light of this, the few philosophic vegetarians have done more for mankind than all new philosophers, and as long as philosophers do not take courage to seek out a totally changed way of life and to demonstrate it by their example, they are worth nothing.” Nietzsche

Nietzsche, Warwak, and the World are calling you out Obama.
more - Dave Warwak

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Canadian Farmer Facing over Twenty Criminal Charges for Distribution of Raw Milk

Michael Schmidt, a raw milk farmer, owner and operator of Glencolton Farms in Durham, Ontario, Canada is facing over 20 charges from the Canadian government for the distribution of raw milk under his cowshare program which serves over 150 families. The charges have been laid by the Ministry of Natural Resources based on the Health Protection and Promotion Act and the Milk Act. Having commenced yesterday, the trial is currently ongoing.

It is a crime to sell raw milk in Canada but it is legal to offer a cowshare program which involves consumers buying a certain share of the cow`s milk, called a cowshare, and receiving their portions on usually a weekly or semi-weekly basis. This program makes cowshare owners part owners of the cattle. In this respect, Schmidt is not selling raw milk, but rather, he is offering the service of providing raw milk for the cowshare holders. He has also never had anyone become ill from the consumption of his raw milk products. So why is he being charged?

Canadian health officials believe that raw milk is dangerous since it can contain harmful pathogens that can cause severe health problems, including serious illness and even death. It is their belief that all milk should be pasteurized to nullify all possible pathogens. What they don`t mention is that Schmidt does not raise his cows in such conditions so as to cause the proliferation of such harmful pathogens, but rather, he uses traditional methods of raising livestock, allowing the cows access to pasture and natural feed, something foreign to most conventional farmers who have their milk pasteurized.

They also believe that raw milk is particularly dangerous for children. All around the world, including other advanced nations such as those in Europe, children consume raw milk as part of their daily diet, and they do not suffer any serious health consequences. But in Canada, experts still believe that this practice is dangerous.
more - Michael Latisa at Natural News

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Life after the apocalypse

What if the doomsayers are right ... what if society, as we know it, really is about to collapse? Do you have what it takes to make it in a world without electricity and running water? Tanya Gold offers an essential survival guide

more - guardian UK

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France hit by national strike on 'Black Thursday'

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Hundreds of thousands of workers are expected at more than 200 rallies to call on President Nicolas Sarkozy to do more to protect jobs and wages.

Three-quarters of people and all the main trade unions support the day of industrial action.

The protesters are demonstrating against the worsening economic climate and rising unemployment in France and at what they believe to be the government's poor handling of the crisis.

more - Telegraph UK

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