30 Nov 2012

Confirmed: US planned to nuke the moon

A B53 bomb is seen in this handout taken October 19, 2011 and released October 20, 2011.(Reuters / Handout)
RT: In a secret project recently discovered, the United States planned to blow up the moon with a nuclear bomb in the 1950s as a display of the country’s strength during the Cold War space race.
The secret project, called “A Study of Lunar Research Flights”, as well as Project A119 was never carried out but initially intended to intimidate the Soviet Union after their launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, which demonstrated their technological power, the Daily Mail reports.
The sight of a magnificent nuclear flash from Earth was meant to terrify the Soviet Union and boost US confidence, physicist Leonard Reiffel, 85, told the Associated Press. The nuclear device would have been launched from a missile from an unknown location. It would have ignited upon impact with the moon, causing a massive explosion that was visible from Earth.
The detonation would have been the result of an atom bomb, since a hydrogen bomb was too heavy for a missile to carry the 238,000 miles to the moon.
Astronomer Carl Sagan was responsible for some of the calculations that could cause the nuclear detonation.

Anonymous hacker behind Stratfor attack faces life in prison under self serving Judge

Jeremy Hammond (AFP Photo / Chicago Police Department)
RT: A pretrial hearing in the case against accused LulzSec hacker Jeremy Hammond this week ended with the 27-year-old Chicago man being told he could be sentenced to life in prison for compromising the computers of Stratfor.
Judge Loretta Preska told Hammond in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday that he could be sentenced to serve anywhere from 360 months-to-life if convicted on all charges relating to last year’s hack of Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, a global intelligence company whose servers were infiltrated by an offshoot of the hacktivist collective Anonymous.
Hammond is not likely to take the stand until next year, but so far has been imprisoned for eight months without trial. Legal proceedings in the case might soon be called into question, however, after it’s been revealed that Judge Preska’s husband was a victim of the Stratfor hack.
According to the indictment filed in March, Hammond illegally obtained credit card information stolen from Stratfor and uploaded it to a server that was unbeknownst to him maintained by the federal government. Months earlier the FBI had arrested Hector Xavier Monsegur, a New York hacker who spearheaded LulzSec under the alias “Sabu,” and relied on from thereon out to help the authorities nab other individuals affiliated with Anonymous and LulzSec. The feds say Hammond openly admitted to compromising Stratfor’s data in online chats with their informant and unsealed a three count indictment against him relating to hacking back in March.

Germany Must Repatriate ALL of Its Gold - Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada

The Greatest Threat to Worldwide Prosperity
By : The greatest threat to worldwide prosperity is the collapse of what remains of free market capitalism.  Not war.  Not depletion of scarce natural resources.  Not environmental degradation.  Not global warming (or is it “climate change” now?)  No, the greatest threat to worldwide prosperity is the complete collapse of what little remains of free market capitalism.  Throughout the world, and not just in totalitarian countries, the state has been advancing at the expense of economic liberty.  The indispensible tool that enables the modern state to usurp our liberties is its access to unlimited amounts of fiat money controlled by central banks; i.e., the unholy alliance of the state with the central bank.
Fiat money expansion has made the advance of statism possible through its ability to thwart the wishes of the people as the final arbiters of state spending.  The state can obtain an almost limitless amount of fiat money from its central bank.  It need not increase taxes or borrow honestly in the bond market, so it need not fear a tax revolt or high interest rates respectively.  All it needs to do is convince the central bank to buy its debt.  The state then takes control over more and more resources, squandering them on war and welfare, depriving the free market economy of its capital base.  Once the capital base has been depleted, the economy will go into a steady decline.

CrossTalk: Palestime (ft. Norman Finkelstein)

RT: Now that the Palestinians have had their international legal status upgraded at the UN, what difference will it make? What will now happen with the so-called "peace process"? Will we see an end to the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands any time soon? And, how will this UN resolution make Israel more isolated? CrossTalking with Norman Finkelstein, Raanan Gissin and Rami Almenghari. Source

Gangnam Style - O'Reilly's Racist, Confused Analysis

Louisiana Sinkhole and Too Many Natural Disasters - Sarah

By Sarah documents the accumulating environmental failures, from the Louisiana sinkhole to earthquakes, to Floods and Drought. The dots have still to be joined. Source

The International Banking Cartel I, II, III.

It's time to celebrate! Palestine is the world's 194th state!!!

The UN voted overwhelmingly to recognise Palestine as the world's 194th state!!! It’s a huge victory for the Palestinian people, for peace, for our community, and people across the world are joining with massive crowds in Palestine to celebrate.

The Palestinian people's journey to freedom is far from over. But this is a powerful step, and our community played a key role in it. Palestine's Ambassador to Europe said today:

"Avaaz and its members across the world have played a crucial role in persuading governments to support the Palestinian people's bid for a state and for freedom and peace. They have stood with us throughout and their solidarity and support will be remembered and cherished across Palestine."
 - Leila Shahid, General Palestinian Delegate to Europe

Treated like ‘a caged animal’: Manning breaks silence in WikiLeaks hearing

RT: The private accused of proliferating the biggest data breach in US history said he felt like a caged animal in military custody. Bradley Manning described the inhumane treatment he was subjected to in detention centers during a pretrial hearing.
The 24-year-old spoke at length about his time in custody, beginning with his arrest in Baghdad in May 2010 and subsequent transfer to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.
Manning said that the conditions in the small, dark cell were like a “cage” and that during his incarceration there he began “to fall apart.”
Elaborating on his deteriorating mental state he said he was anxious all the time and acknowledged that he had contemplated suicide but he "didn't want to die," he just wanted to "get out of the cage."
"My nights were my days and my days were my nights. It all blended together after a couple of days," he told the court.
He said that following a course of medication his condition stabilized before he was returned to the US for processing at Quantico detention center in Virginia. The private said his elation at being back in his home country was short-lived, as upon arrival he was put on suicide watch and subjected to prolonged harsh treatment by the camp’s military personnel.
He demonstrated to the court using white tape how small his cell was in the Quantico detention center. Manning also put on the restrictive suicide smock which he was forced to wear during his 10 months in the detention center.

UN overwhelmingly votes to upgrade Palestine to ‘non-member observer state,’ will the Israeli regime retaliate?

By Madison Ruppert: The United Nations General Assembly voted to upgrade Palestine to “non-member observer state” with an overwhelming 138 to 9 and 41 abstentions, giving Palestinians the right to join the International Criminal Court and other treaty bodies.

One must wonder, however, how much this will actually change on the ground in Palestine. Will it prevent neighboring countries from blocking access to Palestinian land as they have done multiple times? Will it lead to less disproportionate killing in conflicts and more clarity regarding ceasefire agreements? Will it force Hamas and other militant groups to take a less aggressive stance? All this remains to be seen.

Indeed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the vote will actually do absolutely nothing to change the situation on the ground. “This is a meaningless resolution that won’t change anything on the ground,” said Netanyahu in a statement issued by his office shortly before the UN vote was actually held, according to Reuters.

“No Palestinian state will arise without an arrangement ensuring the security of Israeli citizens,” Netanyahu stated. This did nothing to temper the celebration in the streets of Palestine in the wake of the vote.

However, it displays a quite significant change from how Western nations have treated Palestine in the past, evidenced by Israeli news outlet Haaretz remarking that “officials in Jerusalem understood that Israel was left without any Western support except for the United States, Canada and the Czech Republic.” We lost Europe,” a senior official in the Israeli regime's Foreign Ministry said, according to Haaretz.

UN implicitly recognizes Palestinian statehood

RT: The UN General Assembly has voted to upgrade Palestinians’ diplomatic status to a non-member observer state,” thus implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state. This comes despite strong opposition from the US and Israel.
The Palestinian bid has been upheld with 138 votes in favor, 9 against and 41 abstentions.
Addressing the General Assembly on Thursday Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the historic vote was the last chance to save the two-state solution. He also told the meeting that it is being asked today to issue the birth certificate of Palestine.”
In his speech Abbas mentioned Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza that took place this month and stressed that the Palestinians would accept "no less than the independence of the state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital."
The Israeli regime has described Abbas’s speech, which was met with a standing ovation at the General Assembly, as “defamatory and venomous.” "The world watched a defamatory and venomous speech that was full of mendacious propaganda against the IDF (death squads) and the citizens of Israel," the Israeli PM’s office said in a statement.
Menwhile the Israeli regime's UN ambassador, Ron Prosor, tried to convince the General Assembly thatthe Palestinians are turning their backs on peace.'' Thankfully the news is out that the nazi style israeli gulag regime are a bunch of loonies, so no one took any notice.

Nuclear Christmas, false flag in America to blame on Iran

By Gordon Duff: There are strong confirmations that one or more nuclear weapons, known to have been stolen but kept from the public to prevent panic,” may well be deployed in American cities by extremist elements with probable ties to a foreign intelligence agency.

This scenario was the basis of the television show “Jericho” several years ago. However, this time there are real culprits and real motivations, both the overthrow of the government of the United States and the naming of Iran as a “scapegoat.”

The plot has been tracked to groups within the Pentagon, several government agencies and wealthy and powerful extremist backers of Netanyahu and, in particular, the “Gulf Cartel” operating from Mexico that has penetrated nearly all levels of government, law enforcement and the military across the country.

Using surprisingly direct language, President Obama has officially confirmed this conspiracy.

29 Nov 2012

Julian Assange takes on MSM lackey Erin Burnett

By : Julian Assange appeared on CNN's "OutFront with Erin Burnett" on November 28, 2012. He discusses his new book "Cypherpunks", the mass surveillance state, and Bradley Manning. Source

Site 911: the mysterious $100 million, five-story underground facility being built near Tel Aviv

By Madison Ruppert: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reportedly plans to supervise the construction of a mysterious five-story underground facility named “Site 911” for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at an Israeli Air Force base near Tel Aviv, Israel.

While the United States’ supervision of the construction might seem strange to some, it isn’t all that surprising given the tight U.S.-Israeli relationship, especially in security matters. As insane as it sounds, even the New York Police Department has a branch in Israel.

The facility is expected to take over two years to build with costs up to $100 million (surprisingly low given that we earmarked $235 million for Israel’s Iron Dome system last year while the U.S. didn’t have a penny to spend).

According to Walter Pincus’s article for The Washington Post, Site 911 will have classrooms on Level 1, an auditorium on Level 3 along with a laboratory hidden behind shock-resistant doors.

The facility will also be shielded from non-ionizing radiation and boast what Pincus calls “very tight security,” which is likely an understatement based on Israel’s already quite remarkable security measures.

The precise purpose of Site 911 remains unclear since Pincus noted that when he asked the Pentagon and the Army Corps of Engineers, they both said that the answer could only be provided by a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Ministry.

The Millionaire Man Exodus: What Obama Can Learn From The UK's "Tax The Rich" Plan

Tyler Durden's picture Regardless if the Fiscal Cliff is resolved tomorrow (impossible), on December 31 (unlikely), or in tandem with the debt ceiling hike some time in March 2013, after all the government fund buffers have been soaked dry as they were back in August 2011 (most likely), one thing is certain: America's wealthiest (billionaires and millionaires) are about to see their taxes soar - that's more or less a given.
The question is what happens then. Will, the wealthiest - those who have access to and can buy banking, incorporation, citizenship and legal services in any global jurisdiction in a world that has never been this decentralized and this , take it all quietly up until that point on the Laffer curve says they will commit mass suicide, or maybe, just maybe, because they don't feel like being force to pay uncle Sam even more than they currently do with the proceeds not used for something constructive like paying down debt, but instead to fund government corruption and inefficiency, they will pick up and leave without saying goodbye or even looking back, and in the process crush future US government tax revenues even more and send the deficit soaring more. After all it is the "1%" who pay 30% of all income tax. This means roughly about $600 billion in tax revenues annually.
"No risk in that", many will say - after all where can they go? Well, apparently many places. Because if the UK, where as the Telegraph reports a stunning two-thirds of domestic millionaires opted to leave the country than pay a "punitive" 50% tax, is any indication it is possible that the imminent tax hike on America's wealthiest is going to be one of the most destructive things that can happen to America's already unsustainable budget deficit.

GMO giant hires retired cops to hunt down farmers

RT: GMO giants DuPont have contracted dozens of retired law enforcement officers to begin patrolling farms in the US next year to spot any potential intellectual property theft.
DuPont Co, the second-largest seed country in the world, is hoping to find farmers that have purchased contracts to use their genetically modified soybean seeds but have breached the terms of agreement by illegally using the product for repeat harvests. Should farmers replant GMO seeds licensed by DuPont, they could be sued for invalidating their contracts.
Farmers are never going to get cheap access to these genetically engineered varieties,” Charles Benbrook, a research professor at Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, tells Bloomberg.The biotech industry has trumped the legitimate economic interests of the farmer again by raising the ante on intellectual property.”

“National Insider Threat Policy” What is Obama So Afraid Of? - New Presidential Memorandum

Michael Krieger: I saw this memo on the official whitehouse.gov website the other day, but I was traveling and never had a chance to post it.  I figured it would be too late by now, yet I am still not seeing it being widely discussed.  It implies that the Obama Administration may be very worried about the truth getting out about all of their crimes, potentially via leaks from high places.  Read it for yourself, but the language is pretty clear.  Here are some excerpts:
This Presidential Memorandum transmits the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs (Minimum Standards) to provide direction and guidance to promote the development of effective insider threat programs within departments and agencies to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security.
The resulting insider threat capabilities will strengthen the protection of classified information across the executive branch and reinforce our defenses against both adversaries and insiders who misuse their access and endanger our national security.
Oh and this came out the day before Thanksgiving.  How cute.  As someone said on twitter today, if telling the truth endangers “national security,” then we are doing national security wrong.

Hermaphrodite Banking and ‘Angel’ Capitalists - Max Keiser with Andrew Ross

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert welcome Mark Carney to the City of London freak show at which Max predicts that Carney will play the bearded hermaphrodite who devalues the pound by 25 percent and yet only manages to introduce an ice age of economic growth. Max and Stacy also compare the rebels robbing the central bank in Goma to the Goldman Sachs takeover of central banks in Europe.  In the second half, Max Keiser talks to professor and author, Andrew Ross, about the 'angel capitalists' striking debt across America and about the historic Black Friday strike at Walmart. Source

Goldman Wins Again As European Union Court Rules To Keep ECB Involvement In Greek Debt Fudging A Secret

Tyler Durden's picture Three years ago, a hard fought landmark FOIA lawsuit was won by the great Bloomberg reporter, the late Mark Pittman, in which the Fed was forced to disclose a plethora of previously secret bailout information, which in turn spurred the movement to "audit the Fed" and include a variety of largely watered down provisions in the Frank-Dodd bill. This victory came despite extensive objections by the Fed and the threat that the case may even escalate to the highly politicized Supreme Court, which lately has demonstrated conclusively that not only is justice not blind, but goes to the highest ideological bidder. Moments ago, Europe just learned that when it comes to secrecy of its supreme monetary leaders, in this case all originating from Goldman Sachs and defending data highly sensitive to the same Goldman Sachs, the European central bank's secrecy is not only matched by that of the Fed, but even more engrained in the "judicial" system of the Eurozone, after the European Union General Court in Luxembourg just announced that the European Central Bank will be allowed to refuse access to secret files showing how Greece used derivatives to hide its debt. Why? Simple: recall that it was Goldman Sachs who was the primary "advisor" on a decade worth of FX swaps-related deals which allowed Greece to outright lie about both its fiscal deficit and its total debt levels, and that it was a Goldman alum who became head of the same Greek debt office just before the country imploded. And certainly the ECB was involved and knew very all about the Greek behind the scenes shennanigans. And who happens to be head of the ECB? Why yet another former Goldman worker, of course. Mario Draghi.
And with yet another ex-Goldmanite taking over the BOE, any hopes of bank transparency in the UK have just been crushed as well. Goldman is taking over the world one central bank, and Supreme Court at a time, and leaving not a trace behind, even as it manages to create ever more debt out of thin air to keep the population occupied chasing trinkets, gadgets, and other unneeded stuff, while the real wealth plunder by Goldman et al enters its terminal phase.

The Cost Of Kidding Yourself

By Mark McHugh: Five years ago, every American would have considered a trillion-dollar budget deficit a national tragedy.  If you believe the CNBC parrot show, NOT having a trillion-dollar deficit is now a sure sign of the Apocalypse.  I speak of course of the cleverly dubbed “Fiscal Cliff,” which panicked CNBC apologists are required to mention no less than 5,000 times a day.  We’re told ad nauseam that going over the cliff will drag the US into recession.  Here’s what we’re not told: The US has been in recession 9 of the last 10 years.  It’s in recession this year, and no matter what CNBC’s financial terrorists say or the idiots on Capital Hill decide, it will most certainly be in recession in 2013.
Creating the illusion of economic growth is easy if you can print money.  It’s a prank you can play on an entire country.  Cut the value of the currency in half and the economy’s size will appear to double.  If it doesn’t, you’re in recession (whether you know it or not).   Cavemen probably understood this concept better than America’s best economic minds.

Batman Shooter: Manchurian Candidate Programmed by Evil Therapist

An alleged inmate of 'Batman' massacre culprit James Holmes claims the shooter told him that he was "programmed" to carry out the massacre by an "evil" therapist.
The shocking story has gone virtually unnoticed after appearing in a blog post on the Denver Westword website last week.

Nobel peace laureates call for boycott of Israel over war on Gaza Strip

Nobel Peace Prize laureates have called for an international boycott of Israel following the regime’s recent deadly onslaught against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, prominent artists, and activists urged an international military boycott of Israel in a letter published on Wednesday .

“Horrified at the latest round of Israeli aggression against the 1.5 million Palestinians in the besieged and occupied Gaza Strip and conscious of the impunity that has enabled this new chapter in Israel's decades-old violations of international law and Palestinian rights, we believe there is an urgent need for international action towards a mandatory, comprehensive military embargo against Israel,” the letter read.

The 52 signatories, including renowned US academic Noam Chomsky, and Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, also accused the United States and the European Union of “complicity” by selling weapons to Israel.

Jesse Ventura: Is Time Warner Sabotaging Conspiracy Theory?

Jesse Ventura joins Alex to discuss Time Warner's burying of the third season of his TV show Conspiracy Theory.   Source

28 Nov 2012

Censored: Poverty Report in Germany

By Wolf Richter: On September 17, the German Labor Ministry sent a draft report “on Poverty and Wealth” to the other ministries to be rubber-stamped. Only the final report, once sanctified by Chancellor Angela Merkel, would be made public. The draft was supposed to remain hidden. But it seeped to the surface almost immediately. And it was hot. Too hot.
The massive data (PDF, 535 pages) described the tough reality that many people faced in Germany—a reality that got tougher every year. For example, in 1998, the lower 50% of the population owned 4% of all private wealth, while the upper 10% owned 45%. By 2008, the lower 50% owned only 1%, but the upper 10% had increased its share to 53% (at the expense also of the in-between 40%). Other reports have painted similar pictures.
The poverty report by Germany’s statistical agency showed that the “poverty rate” in Germany has been creeping up: in 2008, it was 15.5%; in 2009 it was 15.6%, and in 2010 it was 15.8%. Particularly hard-hit were people under 65 who lived alone. Their poverty rate was 36.1%. For single-parent households, it was 37.1%. The city of Munich issued its own poverty report. By taking into account Munich’s high cost of living, it found that nearly a fifth of its residents lived in poverty.

The Most Powerful Psychopaths In The World

There are many incredibly powerful psychopaths in our society. They're respected and loved and honored. You can spot them simply by looking at their bank accounts.

The Fiscal Cliff and the Grand Bargain - Charles Hugh Smith

The Grand Bargain is unraveling, and a new arrangement will take the place of the Status Quo--whether we like it or not.

Correspondent Arnold suggested that I address the fiscal cliff, so here goes.
The first step is to set aside ideological blinders and confirmation bias, i.e. only looking for data that supports our current beliefs.

The second step is to look at the foundation of everything: household income.Household income is the foundation of taxes paid, consumption (spending) and savings/investment. If household income is declining, that means the pie of money that can be divided up into taxes paid, consumption and investment is shrinking.

If taxes go up, there is less pie left for spending or investment. And since the economy ultimately depends on private-sector spending and investment, then reducing those to fund government spending means there will be less private spending and investment.

If the government spent the taxes on investments that yielded a higher return than private investments, higher taxes would not devastate the economy. But the problem is that there are no feedbacks on government spending that favor efficiency or high yields.

Government spending decisions are made solely on the basis of constituency pain:the constituencies that create the most political pain for politicos and Upper-Caste government bureaucrats get funding. Efficiency and high-yielding investments are not in the political equation at all; there is no feedback in monopolies except those that favor expansion of budgets and constituencies.

Turk - Current Financial System To Implode Within 24 Months

Turk:  “Yes, but it could happen (even) sooner.  My long-term view, Eric, has been that sometime between 2013 and 2015 we are going to see $8,000 on gold.  This goes back to an interview I did in Barrons back in 2003....

They (central planners) are running out of ammunition and they are running out of excuses for this system they are keeping together.  Ultimately that is going to be reflected in a higher gold price.  It (gold) is going to go up in the same way it went up in the 1970s when the US threw in the towel (on gold suppression) back then.  Gold is going to go up by a much higher and rapid rate than any of us can envision. Source audio interview KWN


"MAX DOES WESTMINSTER." Directed & Edited by Jeff Angel and featuring Max Keiser and George Galloway. This film was funded, shot, edited & distributed (online) within 10 days.

We’re All Currency Manipulators Now - azizonomics

The BBC reports: The US has decided not to declare China as having manipulated its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage.
But the Treasury did say that China’s currency, the yuan, remains “significantly undervalued” and urged China to make further progress.
In its semi-annual report, it said Beijing did not meet the criteria to be called a currency manipulator, which could have sparked US trade sanctions.
Critics of China say it keeps the yuan low to keep its exports cheap.
There’s a point that no-one in the establishment will admit.
Every country with a central bank is by definition and without exception a currency manipulator.
Every country that devalues its currency to boost exports is a currency manipulator.
Every country that bails out banks is a currency manipulator.
Every central bank purchase of treasury securities, mortgage-backed securities or equities is currency manipulation.
Every central bank that inflates away treasury debt is a currency manipulator.
And that is why America would look clownish and absurd to label China a currency manipulator, when China can throw back the exact same accusation even more forcefully. China holds trillions and trillions of dollar-denominated assets. Source

Mind Control - The Age Of Push - Morris

By : We are all nurture, yet we are led to believe otherwise. The massive advertising industry proves how gullible we are. Why are Jews reduced to quoting intellectual research documents to prove their racial uniqueness? Because it is all spin. The Money Lenders never lose! Source


Antal E. Fekete
An Address Delivered at the Conference Held at the University of Padova
on November 30, 2012
Coin Finds and Historical-Economic Processes in the Ancient World:
Ten Years of Research 2002-2012
The silver standard did not die a natural death. It was deliberately killed. A proper search for the assassins was never carried out. There was never a post-mortem. In this paper we focus on the conspiracy as it might have unfolded between the two dates: April 9, 1865 (the day General Lee of the Confederacy surrendered at Appomattox to General Grant of the Union marking the end of the War Between the States) and January 1, 1879 (Resumption Day, when payment of the victorious Union’s currency, the greenback was resumed in gold specie ̶ but not in silver).
China has been on the silver standard since time immemorial. The Chinese did not use coins for monetary purposes such as bank reserves until the end of the 19th century; they used the sycee, a shoe-shaped ingot of approximate size 533 inches, weighing approximately 50 taels or about 5 pounds (avoirdupois). No one can pretend to know, however approximately, how much monetary silver has gone into hiding in China and in India, these two most populous countries also known as the world’s sink for silver, over the millennia. In comparison estimates of monetary gold having gone into hiding over the same period of time are far more reliable. Be that as it may, the amount of monetary silver unaccounted for is probably greater than any estimate ever made.

Benghazi-Gate: What exactly is the FBI hiding?

By Richard Cottrell: On Christmas Eve 1975, Richard Skeffington Welch, freshly installed station chief at the CIA post in Athens, was shot dead in front of his horrified family as they returned from the ambassador’s traditional festive party. Skeffington seemed to drop from the catalogue of classic assassination candidates.

The Gerald Ford White House rapidly swung into action. Welch’s body was flown back to Washington, the plane circled the Air Force One landing field to make sure it touched down live for mass audience TV shows. Ford waived aside all formalities and allowed Welch to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, alongside the nation’s fallen heroes. Master of ceremonies for these obsequies was none other than Dick Cheney, Ford’s Chief of Staff. [See my new book Gladio, below]

Almost immediately the CIA-baiting congressional inquiry convened by Democratic Senator Frank Church (aka the Church Committee) collapsed, on the specious grounds that Welch was the victim of whistle-blowers who outed him to sabotage the CIA. Colby stated the patent truth that the CIA generated bad PR wherever it went, so he got the order of the boot. Down the line, David Patraeus is ejected from the agency because he could not keep his pants on, but it amounts to the same thing.

FAA delaying selection of cities to host drones over privacy concerns, industry still avoiding the issue

By Madison Ruppert: Citing privacy concerns, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has delayed the selection of six cities in the United States which are slated to test unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones.

Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has embraced small spy drones and is set to begin new testing programs, a new drone training facility is being built, last year the Pentagon identified 110 sites from which drones can operate and the military is already sharing information captured by drones inside the United States with law enforcement.

This decision is especially surprising given that the heads of 20 of the nation’s largest aviation industry groups got together to sign a letter calling on the FAA to simply ignore the privacy issues surrounding drones.

Yet last week it was reported that the acting administrator of the FAA, Michael Huerta, sent a letter to members of the Unmanned Systems Congressional Caucus which “singled out the need to first address privacy concerns that come with increasing the use of drones in the nation’s airspace.”

God Hates Bankers - Max Keiser with Steve Keen

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the water and fire signalling the arrival of the paper apocalypse as ever more analysts warn of the debt and credit bubble as governments put their faith in share traders who, a new study shows, are more manipulative than psychopaths. In the second half, Max Keiser talks to professor and economist, Steve Keen, about the fiscal cliff and private sector deleveraging. They also discuss the possibility of a currency collapse in Japan. Source

27 Nov 2012

Ehud Barak Going - And Iran Resupplying Gaza ... Morris

By : Israel has threatened Iranian ships carrying weapons. Sudan has announced two Iranian Warships will arrive in Sudan on Friday. Barak's legacy is failed wars and overeactions. Will he do it again before he steps down in January? Source

Bally Hero Bradley Manning demands dismissal of his case due to inhuman punishment

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. (Reuters / Jose Liis Magaua)Bradley Manning is expected to testify in a pretrial hearing that he has been punished illegally by being locked in solitary confinement. The whistleblower hopes that his inhumane punishment is grounds for having all charges against him dismissed.
Manning, who is accused of sending classified information to WikiLeaks, will testify in a pretrial hearing in Fort Meade, Maryland.
“Until now we’ve only heard from Bradley through his family and lawyers, so it’s going to be a real insight into his personality to hear him speak for himself for the first time,” said Jeff Paterson of the Bradley Manning Support Network.
Manning’s lawyers will maintain that his treatment in a small cell at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia was illegal and unnecessarily severe. If pretrial punishment is particularly flagrant, military judges have the right to dismiss all charges.
Manning, a 24-year-old Army private and intelligence analyst, was allegedly involved in the largest security breach in US history and was charged with 22 crimes, including violating the Espionage Act and aiding the enemy. He allegedly accessed 250,000 US diplomatic cables, 500,000 army reports, and videos of the 2007 Baghdad airstrike and the 2009 Granai airstrike, and sending them to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks for publication in 2010. He is the only suspect arrested for his involvement in the security leak.
But while awaiting trial in Quantico from July 2010 to April 2011, he was allegedly mistreated, sparking human rights concerns from Amnesty International, the United Nations and the British government. The UN referred to his treatment as cruel, inhuman and degrading. Leading law scholars and PJ Crowley, former spokesman at the US Department of State, have resigned from their positions in protest of Manning’s treatment.

FSA Trying To Seize All Turkish Syrian Border Posts - Turkish Citizen

Cosa is near the Turkish Syrian border, he says the situation is out of control, people are crossing freely right under the eyes of the Turkish military & Intel - And While Davutoglu is crying in Gaza, Turkish-Israel Bilateral trade increases around 30% for the last 2 years Source


By Elijah Johnson: For years JPMorgan has been accused of silver price suppression. In this interview, Bill Murphy, chairman of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, makes a bold prediction on how soon JPMorgan's latest silver scandal will break. Will the revelation of this scandal implode one of the largest banks in the world? If so, what will happen to the price of silver? Find out all this and more in this episode.

Only 72 hours til the UNGA vote, Cameron is still objecting, but Clegg is pushing hard and opinion polls show 72% of the UK public want a Palestinian state.

In 72 hours, the Palestinians will take a bid for statehood to the UN -- it could be the best chance for peace in decades.  Cameron has still not decided how the UK will vote, but most of the world is in favour and polls say 72% of Brits say yes. Let's make sure the UK commits to freedom and peace in the Middle East. Click below to join this massive campaign:

In 72 hours, the Palestinians will take a bid for statehood to the UN -- it could be the best chance for peace in decades, but the UK is still on the fence and our push could turn the tide.

Most of the world supports the bid and polls say 72% of Brits want a Palestinian state. But so far Cameron is bowing to US pressure to abstain and our voices are the only weapon that have a chance to beat back their bullying. If the Palestinians win their UN bid, it could begin to end the 40 years of occupation, and pave the way for two states.

Number 10 has not yet pronounced its position and is deciding right now.
 Let's make sure the UK commits to freedom and peace in the Middle East now. Click to join the massive campaign:

Yasser Arafat’s body exhumed: Poison probe ahead of UN vote

RT: The remains of Yasser Arafat have been exhumed as experts try to ascertain what exactly the zionists used to poison the Palestinian leader. The probe comes less than a week after the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel and precedes a UN vote on Palestine’s nation status.
Traces of a radioactive substance were found of Arafat’s effects in July, adding impetus to the theory he was murdered.
The procedure began at 05:00 GMT and was carried out in the presence of French, Russian and Swiss experts to verify its validity. Scientists took samples of Arafat’s bones, which they will take back to their respective countries. There they will be analyzed for traces of radioactive material and other lethal substances.
Experts have said a full investigation into the causes of Arafat’s death could take several months.
Journalists were prohibited from attending the exhumation “because [of the] sanctity of the symbol and the sanctity of this event,”

Source: Deutsche Bank Fulfilled Recent Gold Repatriation Request With Tungsten Salted Gold + GOLD FRAUD EXCLUSIVE: EU and Asian sources allege the tungsten-switch has gone sovereign - The Slog

An Austrian banking source has reportedly claimed that Deutsche Bank ‘fulfilled’ one gold repatriation in recent years with the help of Tungsten and further claims that the tungsten salted gold bars have turned up in Asia.
In 2009, Rob Kirby first uncovered detailed information regarding a massive plot to replace 400 oz good delivery gold bars with highly sophisticated tungsten filled fakes- and even provided evidence that the bars had been swapped with the gold held at Fort Knox.
Widely scoffed at by the financial media in 2009, Kirby appears to have released a Pulitzer worthy story nearly half a decade ahead of its time, as if the Austrian source’s claims are true and Deutsche Bank has in fact fulfilled a recent gold repatriation request with gold plated tungsten, the ramifications are that not only is every single claim made by GATA regarding gold and silver manipulation are 100% accurate, but that real, physical metal is now in desperately short supply and the jig is nearly up for the bullion bank cartel.
This is not 10 small retail PAMP bars found in the Manhattan jewelry district in which a retail jeweler was duped, but a sophisticated con of epic proportions, in which one of the world’s largest bullion banks has reportedly attempted to con a large client.

Obama legalizes the illegal, targets innocents

Press TV: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was bitterly right when he said US President Barack Obama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem and aptly described him as awolf in sheep’s clothing.

Under the pretext of combating terrorism, Obama has followed in the footsteps of former President George Bush and even intensified the killer drone attacks in different parts of the world, a move which has terminated in the unfortunate deaths of multitudes of innocent people. President Obama argues that the drone strikes are focused efforts to exterminate people who are on a list of active terrorists and that they have not caused huge human losses.

Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who represents families of civilians killed in US killer drone strikes, says, "Either President Obama is lying to the nation, or he is too naive, to believe on the reports which CIA is presenting to [him]."

The Fed’s Nuclear Balance Sheet. Stand Back - This Baby’s Going to Explode

By Mitch Feierstein author of Planet Ponzi:
Over the coming weeks, we’re going to be hearing a lot about the ‘fiscal cliff’: the threat that some 5% of GDP is going to be ripped out of the economy in a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts. A fiscal slow-down on that scale will almost certainly trigger recession. The CBO thinks so, though their numbers look optimistic to me. (If you cut demand by 5%, more or less overnight, then you shouldn’t expect the economy to grow by more than 1% in the year following.)
The Feds solution to debt: more debt
The Feds solution to debt: more debt
Because the process of fiscal compromise acts itself out on the political stage – all big personalities and high drama – the media loves to report it. Loves to imply that vast questions are at stake, that political careers will stand or fall by the outcome.

D Israeli - Blink Wrong!: Insane US power tripping pig delivers flying knee to back of 17-year-old’s head then threatens to kill him - You will be paying his pension

Move, move, move and die! Move and fuckin’ die!”
By Madison Ruppert: There is no shortage of disturbing videos and stories dealing with disturbing episodes of police brutality and yet I still manage to be appalled by the actions of some out of control police officers.

Even with brutal assaults on 66-year-olds for no reason, highly suspicious deaths related to police violence, and even outright homicide (with no consequences, of course), this particular video is especially troubling.

Not good enough: UN says Japan is underestimating nuclear fallout risks

A man in the Fukushima region undergoing medical screening. (Reuters / Kim Kyung Hoon)
RT: A UN official charged with investigating Japan’s handling of the health risks from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 says the authorities are not doing enough to protect the population from effects of the accident.
Anand Grover, a UN special rapporteur on the right to health, says the Japanese government is not screening enough of its people, and is being overly optimistic with radiation exposure thresholds.
Grover has just conducted an independent on-site report for the government.
Currently, only residents of the Fukushima area surrounding the power plant that failed after the tsunami and earthquake caused its reactors to melt down in March 2011 are given medical screening. Only a quarter of the region’s 2 million people have been tested so far.
Grover believes that the check-ups should be extended throughout the North East of Japan, as radiation may have spread in an unpredictable pattern.
The government has to err on the side of caution," he said.
He is also upset the government has chosen to play down the risks associated with radiation exposure. It has labelled only contaminated areas around the plant with radiation of above 20 millisieverts per year as off-limits. These are the limits adopted by radiation industry workers, who are properly trained in handling contaminated materials, and exceed similar civilian limits by over three times.