1 Dec 2012

German guilt causes continued support of apartheid death camp Israel: Merkel

Press TV: German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Berlin will continue to support Israel, despite Tel Aviv’s recent attacks on the Gaza Strip which left scores of men, women and children dead.

“Germany will always stand on the side of Israel on the issue (of security),” Merkel said on Saturday.

“Israel has not only the right but the duty to protect its citizens,” she added.

Merkel’s comments come just two days after Berlin abstained in a UN vote on an upgraded status for Palestinians.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in a statement on Thursday that Berlin had decided to abstain in the vote due to fears the UN resolution would complicate talks between Palestinians and Israelis.

“We did not take this decision lightly. Germany shares the goal of a Palestinian state. We have campaigned for this in many ways... but the decisive steps towards real statehood can only be the result of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians,” he said. (He said, repeating the Israeli propaganda mantra aimed at avoiding conforming with international law requiring rights and lands to be returned to the Palestinian people.)

"Soap, rope, matches and condoms" Survival kits and trips to hell, doomsday hysteria grips Russia

RIA Novosti / Sergey Yolkin
RT: Doomsday hysteria has gripped Russia and some of its neighbors. Travel agencies are selling tours to either heaven or hell and people are stocking up on food and fuel. Officials are publicly denying the apocalypse, hoping to calm the hype.
Those awaiting Doomsday have three weeks to finish their preparations before the date of the much publicized apocalypse allegedly predicted by Mayan calendar, that is going to happen on December 21, 2012.
Thousands of people across Russia keep stocking up their back rooms and balconies with food, fuel and other supplies they might need when disaster strikes. Some are even moving outside of cities because of the widely spread rumors that cities would be impossible to survive in after an apocalypse on Earth.
According to one of the most popular scenarios, on December 21 the sun is going to line up with the center of our Milky Way galaxy which will cause an entire blackout on Earth and a wave of different natural disasters.

The Lebanese Conduit For The Syrian Insurgency - Lebanese Girl

By Lebanese Jihadis dying and politicians financing terrorism in Syria - Sorry for the Tech problem - My mistake (Morris) Source

Ron Paul: Why I Didn't Run as an Independent

Insectual Markets and Austria’s dodgy accounting on their gold leasing gets raked over GATA’s golden coals - Max Keiser with Andy Bichlbaum

Max Keiser urges "Sami don't pay," challenges the anti-anti-fragile Nassim Taleb to a black swan event and coins a new phrase, 'insectual,' to describe the increasing insect like behavior of humans online and in markets. Keiser and Stacy Herbert also discuss GATA getting attention in Austria where the central bank is haplessly looking for its alleged gold.  In the second half, Max Keiser talks to Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men about their new film, The Yes Men are Revolting and about Action Switchboard and the war against anti-corporate activism. Source

GREECE FLEECED: How the Athens ‘elite’ has been taken for a ride - The Slog

Twelve years of hard times…to get precisely nowhere
The Government of Antonis Samaras has signed up to a debt bailout plan that ensures it will have a bigger debt in 2022 than it had in 2009. This process has already cost the country billions, and is set to cost it even more – not to mention the socio-political cost of acute shortages, loss of services, unemployment, and the rise of extreme Parties. In this special essay, The Slog lays out the full hypocrisy of this futile attempt by the EU’s leaders to keep the single currency afloat. 
The devious practices involved in saving the euro by raping Greece become ever-more complex and Machiavellian. The International Monetary Fund said yesterday that it would not disburse funds in the proposed EU-IMF package for Greece unless the eurozone delivers on a bond “buy-back” scheme, which is deemed ‘crucial for restoring long-term viability in the country’.
The precedent being sought by the IMF/Washington is that the eurozone members will step up to the plate bigtime, and European Central Bank will become the de facto sovereign for all practical purposes. This has been coming for a while now, but the proposition that Greece is ‘viable’ without massive debt forgiveness is a cynical sham.
The point isn’t to make Greece viable, it is to use Greece as a sovereign, human debt cork.

Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory Ozarks

Good Morning Athens: ΕΞΤΑΣΗ ΤΕΑΜ - ΑΝΤΑΡΣΙΑ (Examination TEAM - Mutiny)

Greeks meet the NWO's 2013 with the spirit of 480BC slash a Saturday night plate smashing sesh! "There's going to be a war... We'll put a bomb and level it! You will learn we don't care about laws! We'll take to the streets with Molotov cocktails, guns, stones. We'll take back what they have been tacking all these years!" scorched earth policy... the only way for change is utter destruction!


The Gaza-Israel War & The Chess Game - Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

By Shiite and Sunni divisions are political constructs - De-linking Hamas from Resistance - Bloc to start a Muslim Civil War - Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah helped the Palestinians in Gaza - Stark contrasts between Gaza and Syria Source

Israel’s attack on Gaza, CNN and The Pedophile BBC - Double Standards

President Obama is out of his depth on Palestine. We ask the people of Britain about what they think about Al-Qaeda's Nobel Peace Prize for actions in Syria and Libya. As the US-backed assault on Gaza continues we talk to journalist and activist, Kevin Ovenden, about the latest Israeli aggression against Gaza. These and much more are all reviewed in this edition of Double Standards with Afshin Rattansi. Source

Hacking network Anonymous declares cyber war on Syrian govt

Opsyria (Image from facebook.com)
RT: Anonymous have said they will shut down the Syrian governments websites around the world in response to Syria’s internet blackout. For the second day all internet services, mobile phones and many fixed line phones are out of action.
­A tweet on Friday from the group read, Government of Syria cuts country’s internet access – anonymous goes on warpath.”
Anonymous quickly called their campaign Opsyria. At 02:00 am GMT on Friday they started removing all the Syrian government’s internet properties that remained online, after the country’s Web access was severed, they also targeted domains ran by pro-government sympathizers.
Some of the Syrian organizations and companies that have been hacked by Anonymous include Syrian Railways, the Syrian parliament, Syrian TV and the Syrian Embassy in China.
The hackers also managed to download 1GB of confidential memos and emails from the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs including details about plane loads of cash from Russia and arms from Ukraine, which they have uploaded for public viewing.
Hacking by pro Syrian regime forces – who had previously targeted Al Jazeera and Reuters – has dried up in the last few days presumably because of the Syrian internet blackout, Security Week, an online internet security journal, reports.  Although, it is not possible to verify many of these claims because of the internet blackout.