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.