Denver Airport Mural
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Denver Airport Mural

As the world falls asleep under the spell of Obama's supposed change, the Zionists sneak onto his staff roster and take the opportunity to siege Gaza. With astoundingly accurate timing, India gets its own shocking 9/11 and the fingers are pointed at Pakistan.

More blood is expected to run, as we keep seeing signs of war and hearing predictions of catastrophic terrorism.

As this happens, Mother Nature takes notice of the human madness and gives the world a very cold shoulder. As above, so below: the cosmic weather responds with fireballs and other mysteries.

India's 9/11: The Previously Unknown Terrorists Strike Again

Another bizarre episode of utter evil and madness has just taken place, this time in Mumbai.

We were told that a group of just ten trained terrorists armed to the teeth with assault rifles, grenades and plastic explosives came off boats in Mumbai, randomly killed more than 200 people on the street, in and around the tourist hot spots, captured hostages in two luxury hotels, a hospital, a train station and a Jewish center, and managed to keep the Indian elite forces in check for more than three days. Oh, and we were initially told that they were part of one of those mysterious "previously unknown" terrorist groups (recall the recent Marriot bombing in Islamabad), this one calling itself the "Deccan Mujahideen". We must assume that they just 'got lucky'.
Taj Mahal Hotel
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Fire engulfs the top floor of the Taj Mahal hotel
The terrorists also happened to be equipped with BlackBerrys which they used to surf the web and keep track of police movements and global reaction to the attacks. Maybe we are supposed to believe that their lethal web surfing abilities enabled them to identify the whereabouts of Hemant Karkare, the Indian police's chief anti-terrorism officer, and kill him.

Is it only us who think that there is something very wrong about this story?

Indeed, the terrorists were also exceedingly cool. According to witnesses:
"Their audaciousness was breath-taking," he says.

"One man loaded the magazine into the gun, the other kept shooting. They appeared calm and composed. They were not in the slightest hurry. They didn't seem to be afraid at all." [...]

Locals say the orgy of killings in Mumbai began [at the Leopold Cafe]. Three men walked into the cafe, drank beer, settled their bills and walked out. Then they fished out guns from their bags and began firing.

Gaffar Abdul Amir, an Iraqi tourist from Baghdad, says he saw at least two men who started the firing outside the Leopold Cafe.

He was returning to his hotel from the seaside with a friend when he saw two men carrying bags and brandishing AK-47s walking in front of them, shooting.

"They did not look Indian, they looked foreign. One of them, I thought, had blonde hair. The other had a punkish hairstyle. They were neatly dressed," says Mr Amir.
Yep! That's your average beer drinking, cool headed, sharp shooter, blond, punk and rookie Islamic fanatic terrorist! Add to that the interesting observation made by Ahmed Quraishi on the photograph of the train station terrorist. According to Qurashi, the armed man "is wearing an orange-colored wrist band very common among religious Hindus... The band is sacred to fundamentalist Hindus who believe wearing it shows devotion and brings good luck from gods."
Mumbai terrorist
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Azam Amir Kasab, 21, is said to be the man pictured at Mumbai's train station carrying an assault rifle and grenades - and the only terrorist survivor.
We read from the UK Guardian how the official story of the events is finally taking shape:
"Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated last night after it was claimed that the only terrorist to have survived three days of deadly battles in Mumbai was from Pakistan, and that his nine fellow Islamist militants were either from that country or had been trained there."
Hold on! Just a day before, the papers in Britain were talking about up to seven terrorists being British - from Leeds, Hartlepool and Bradford. It was also mentioned that "two Britons were captured with eight other terrorists after commandos stormed two hotels and a Jewish centre to free hostages." That is ten captured terrorists. But now we have only one survivor, by the name of either Azam Amir Kasab or Mohammed Ajmal Qasam, coincidentally said to be the one whose picture appeared on every front page, and who in spite of his fanaticism and willingness to engage in a suicidal mission, decided to betray his alleged cause by placing the blame squarely on Pakistan!
[...]

Public anger in India has been mounting following allegations linking Pakistan to the attacks. They include:

- Kasab's claim that militants were trained in two camps run by Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan.

- Allegations that phones found on a trawler suspected of ferrying the gunmen to Mumbai had been used to contact Pakistan. Shades of the "pristine passport" of 9-11.

- The claim by India's minister of state for home affairs, Sri Prakash Jaiswal, that 'the investigation carried out so far has revealed the hand of Pakistan-based groups in the Mumbai attack'.

In response to the claim that the attackers were either Pakistanis or had been trained there, a senior Pakistani official said troops would be sent to the border if tensions continued to rise.
...which is probably the whole point of the operation: to stimulate the confrontation between India and Pakistan. Notice the mention of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group which according to The Times had connections to the Pakistani military's Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI). What The Times fails to mention is that the ISI also has strong connections to the CIA and British intelligence. In fact, the ISI is essentially the CIA and MI6 in South East Asia. So if the ISI was involved in the Mumbai attacks, you can be sure they got their orders from Washington and Whitehall. But when the purpose of propaganda is to blame Pakistan as a whole, these details do not matter.
However, despite initial claims, it became increasingly certain that there was no involvement of British-based fundamentalists. Police forces across the UK denied they were investigating named individuals and Gordon Brown said there was no evidence linking any of the terrorist to the UK.
Of course there won't be any "evidence" of anything that contradicts the narrative intended for public consumption. Given the anomalies in the already unbelievable story of the attacks, and that Pakistan and Muslims in general had nothing to win and everything to lose as a result, plus the timing which nicely matched Israel's siege of Gaza and diverted the world's attention, please excuse us if once again we smell a false flag operation.

The attack could have been only carried out by either elite units sponsored by a government and who had a secured escape route amidst the confusion (for example, by surrendering in the knowledge that they would be later quietly released); by mind controlled individuals in disregard of their own lives; or by a combination of both.

It is important to understand that when we talk about mind control, we are not saying anything more extraordinary than what the mainstream media is already telling you. Even if you believe the official narrative, you would have to accept that anyone capable of randomly murdering as many people as possible in a suicidal mission has been brainwashed into doing something against reason, moral, nature and common sense. Whether mind control is performed by social indoctrination, Pavlovian conditioning or some technique of which the public is unaware, the fact is that people can be led to believe and do things against their natural inclination. So in reality, the how is not really the issue; what is important is the why. As always, in order to understand this, we need to ask: cui bono? (who benefits?).

Denver Airport Mural
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Detail from Denver Airport mural.
To answer that question we need some context. As we explained in our September installment, the ex Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf - an unconditional supporter of the United States - recently resigned and was replaced by Asif Ali Zardari, who decided to stand up for the rights of his country and challenge the US' military incursions into his territory. Most likely as a result of his stance, the Marriot hotel in Islamabad was bombed on the night that Zardari was planning to have dinner there with all his ministers. Nevertheless, Zardari continues to challenge the dictates of Washington and the US has responded by making Pakistan a target of its rhetoric and drone plane missiles. Thus, the military-intelligence complex of the US has a motive to carry out a terror attack and blame it on Pakistan - bearing in mind that Pakistan's intelligence, the ISI, may be more loyal to the CIA than Zardari.

The second (usual) suspect is Israeli intelligence. With Pakistan now a rebel against the Axis of Evil, they become a target by virtue of being Muslim players with nuclear capabilities. Following the reasoning that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, they may be 'helping' right wing elements within the Indian establishment to bring about a confrontation with Pakistan - whether their Indian counterparts know it or not. Recall that back in 2000 Indian intelligence officials in Calcutta detained 11 foreign nationals for interrogation before they were to board a flight to Bangladesh, on suspicion of being hijackers, but then released them after they were thought to be Islamic preachers. However, they turned out to have Israeli passports and the Israeli government "exerted considerable pressure" on Delhi to secure their release. Intelligence analysts suspect that they were working for Mossad.

Finally, we should not dismiss Quraishi's hypothesis that "a core group of secular ideologues and Hindu nationalists are executing a 'soft coup' in New Delhi to bring to power hawks who want to pursue America's agenda of grooming India as a regional policeman, sort out Pakistan and confront China." According to Quraishi, the antiterrorism chief killed in the recent attacks, Hemant Karkare, was the man who uncovered the plot as he "had been in the midst of a high-profile investigation of a suspected Hindu terrorist cell."

Naturally, these three suspects do not exclude each other.

Emboldened bullies enter Gaza

The attacks in Mumbai had the unfortunate (and perhaps intended) effect of steering the world's attention away from the tragedy of the people of Gaza. In case you missed it, here is the link to Windmill Knight and Joe Quinn's analysis on the Gaza siege. Lets recap the events and add some updated information.

On the day of the US election, while everyone on the globe was glued to their TV sets, the Israelis decided that it was a good time to break the truce with Hamas, invade Gaza, kill six Palestinians, and blame them for breaking the ceasefire when subsequently, Hamas retaliated by launching rockets into Israel. There is no doubt that the Zionists read Obama's choice of Rahm Emanuel for chief of staff (see below) as a green light to go on with their plans, as things have only got worse.

Jews vs Zionism
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Jews against Zionism
Israeli aircraft fired missiles at targets in the northern Gaza Strip, injuring two Palestinians, allegedly in response to rockets from Hamas. The cease-fire was broken a week before when the Israeli military raided what the army said was a tunnel that militants planned to use for a cross-border raid. Of course, one cannot be a bully without an excuse, and that is why those largely inefficient and mostly harmless rockets from Hamas are so convenient. Why would Hamas make use of a tactic that results in overwhelmingly negative effects for their cause? In fact, a month and a half ago, Hamas blamed 'Israeli collaborators' for launching the rockets.

The UN was forced to close Gaza aid centers, after a strict Israeli border closure depleted UN food reserves, nearly a month ago.

The UNRWA, the UN agency that caters for Palestinian refugees, has described the consequences of the Israeli rejection of trucks of food as "catastrophic". Indeed, we are talking about three quarters of a million of people without access to food!! Now how would you call that: genocide, terrorism or both?

John Ging, the director of the UN operations in Gaza, declared:
"We cannot describe the situation in Gaza Strip except as a terrible and terrifying one.There are 750,000 refugees who depend on what we offer them in food supplies, and the Israelis are preventing us from distributing these supplies [...] The Israeli closure, collectively punishing civilians, is a violation of international law."
As with all crimes, the criminals do not like witnesses. Twenty European consuls whom had planned to visit Gaza were denied entry at the Erez border crossing. Aid workers were also turned away at the border, and medical patients were prevented from leaving the Strip for treatment. Likewise, foreign journalists were prevented from entering for at least a week.

So what is the Zionist plan? There is no need for much speculation this time; Israeli Deputy Defense Minister, Matan Vilnai, has explained what's going on for us: a large-scale invasion of Gaza is only a matter of time and the army is already prepared. As Jonathan Cook writes:
All of these moves[removing setters; withdrawing the IDF to just outside the Gazan boarder] are designed with the same purpose in mind: persuading the world that Israel's occupation of Gaza is over and that Israel can therefore ignore the laws of occupation and use unremitting force against Gaza.

Cabinet ministers have been queuing up to express such sentiments. Ehud Olmert, for example, has declared that Gazans should not be allowed to "live normal lives"; Avi Dichter believes punishment should be inflicted "irrespective of the cost to the Palestinians"; Meir Sheetrit has urged that Israel should "decide on a neighbourhood in Gaza and level it" - the policy discussed by ministers last week.
And here's the sick irony to this sorry story: while Gaza was being starved to death, Bush unexpectedly met in New York with Foreign Minister (and former Mossad agent) Tzipi Livni and President Shimon Peres, who congratulated him for "advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace hopes", and for "standing up to terrorism and extremism." Pass the sick bag.

Likud MK calls for using Palestinian prisoners as human shields against Qassam rockets.

Although the blockade was released temporarily, Barak then decided to keep the crossings closed, creating a health disaster in Gaza due to chlorine depletion. Clean water has become a distant dream for those Palestinians.. Furthermore, a Libyan ship carrying 3,000 tons of supplies for the Gaza Strip has been turned away by the Israeli navy Monday morning, although naturally the Israeli navy denied it.

This new offensive of Israel's genocidal racism looks serious. With the world political climate as it is, it is no wonder that among other inhuman statements we find a Likud member of the Knesset proposing the use of Palestinian prisoners as human shields for the Israeli army. The deputy defense minister Vilnai reminded us that this sort of words represent real intentions and not just rhetoric: Israel is "very close to a large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip," he said.

Why is the tragedy of Gaza largely ignored by the media and the world population in general? Why do world leaders shy away from their responsibility towards the most vulnerable of people? Why will they not even dare to condemn these new Nazis? Oh yes, we forget: nobody messes with Zionism.

Gangster wars

With all these human tragedies going on, we almost forgot to mention that a guy called Barak Obama won the elections in some "First World" country and that he's supposed to bring change and save us all.

In order to understand what took place in the US elections, consider Simon Davies & Donald Hunt explanation of the behavior of elites:
The members of the inner circles are hardly ever seen in public life and generally do not hold public office. Our presidents, prime ministers, government ministers, politicians, business leaders, banking heads and other public figures belong to the intermediate and outer circles. They might migrate inwards but only after leaving public office.

By their very nature these circles are secret and the members, particularly of the inner circles, known only to a few. With whom the ultimate power lies is a matter of much debate. While there are undoubtedly those whose families have remained at the top for many generations, membership is not necessarily perpetual; there are always challenges and always intense competition especially at the lower levels. For members or 'players' to rise through the layers they have to be cunning, ruthless and ultimately, survivors. To retain power the members of the elite have to always 'be in the game'. It is crucial to understand that while we are all excluded from these circles such that they may seem like a cozy club from the outside; on the inside the competition is intense. What we see on the world stage is the result of these competing forces. While the general direction has been agreed upon by the members of the inner circles of power, the details are always being fought out between themselves at the highest, strategic level, and between the members of the intermediate and outer circles at the tactical, territorial level. This is exactly what is happening with the current "financial crisis".

Anybody who has seen the inner workings of a global corporation or bank will attest to the manifestation of these two forces within such organizations. The 80's American TV show 'Dallas' is another good example -- the Ewings were at each other's throats all the time but were impenetrable and cohesive when any outside threat arose.
Thus, we can read the US electoral process as follows: Obama and McCain were only the outer faces of two groups of power struggling for the details of how to carry out a general agenda which was already decided by the inner circles. We had already noticed a couple of months ago the connection of the right-wing Evangelicals - Dominionism in particular - to Sarah Palin, and we took notice of Joe Biden's link to Zionism. With Obama's victory, we have had further confirmation of the Zionists supporting his campaign (see below).

In principle, the Zionists could have chosen to align themselves with the Republicans, as they have done in the past. But they probably took the Evangelic agenda into consideration and decided against it. After all, according to these Apocalyptic Christians, at some point of the End Days (which they think is now) Israel needs to convert or be destroyed. So Zionism decided to put its bet on Obama and help him into the White House - for a price, of course. It is yet to be seen if the Christian right wingers will try something else to compensate for their mistake of forcing a not very bright Sarah Palin into the Republican campaign.

By the way, did you notice how easily the media changed sides overnight? Even on the day of the election, Fox was still promoting the idea that Obama had to be feared because of his inexperience; and a few days later it was pushing the story about Palin not knowing that Africa was a continent. From this we learn something: that the media is not that high up in the power hierarchy; rather, it is a servant who is constantly guessing who are the real masters and what they really want.

Obama pays the bill as Iran is in the crosshairs again


We'll see about that!
Now that he got what he wanted, Obama has to pay for the favors received and the doors that were not closed on his face. His daughters got a puppy. A lot of others "got puppies" too, and we need to pay attention to who they are. They will be the structure within which he will be able to act or not; they will seek to impose their agenda through pressure and unless a miracle happens, they will succeed.

The first disappointment came soon after election day when Obama offered Rahm Emanuel the key position of chief of staff of the White House. Emanuel is closely connected to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, one of those organizations within the US which lobby aggressively in favor of Israel's expansionist policies - even if against the best interests of the US.

Indeed, Emanuel's background suggests that he will be more loyal to Israel than the US: his father was a member of Irgun, a Jewish terrorist organization that used violence to drive the British and Palestinians out of Palestine in order to create the state of Israel; during the 1991 Gulf War, he volunteered to serve in the Israel Defense Forces; he has been described as "a super-Likudnik hawk"; and he supported Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq.

With friends like that, it comes as no surprise that Israel is bringing back to life the anti-Iran agenda and trying to push it down Obama's throat.
"We don't rule out any option [on Iran]. We recommend others don't rule out any option either," Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in reference to Obama just three days after the November 4 elections. [...]

"It is of the utmost importance that we keep up our coordination against the Iranian threat because time is not on the side of the moderates," Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni warned Vice-President-elect Joe Biden in a telephone conversation on November 10. [...]

"We are not pleased with the current Russian stance toward Tehran," Barak warned in a November 12 interview with Russia's Vremia Novostei.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was quick to deny reports that Tel Aviv was "warned" last week against striking Iran before Obama takes office in January:
"I don't remember that anyone in the administration, including in the last couple of days, advised me or any other of my official representatives not to take any action that we will deem necessary for the fundamental security of the state of Israel, and that includes Iran," Olmert said on Tuesday.
How's that to make clear who is really in charge?

Hillary Clinton was also rewarded with a "puppy" for keeping up a smile after losing the nomination of the Democratic party: she is to be Secretary of State. Add to the list Madeleine Albright ("the death of a half-million Iraqi children is a price worth it"); Richard Holbrooke and Zbigniew Brzezinski, who among other things supported the Indonesian genocide of the people of East Timor; Dennis Ross, a.k.a. "Israel's lawyer"; neocon and Zionist Martin Indyk; and quite a few other sinister individuals linked to US intelligence and military. Read here for their chilling backgrounds.

Doomsayers

We have recently observed a curious pattern surrounding Obama's victory: predictions of crisis and catastrophe made by people in positions to know. Remember that more than a month ago we reported on Joe Biden's words of the 19th of October:
"Mark my words. [...] It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy... Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."
It's funny that he explicitly made a comparison to Kennedy, given that there has been some speculation about Obama being the new Kennedy and challenging the system from inside (don't hold your breath).

When asked about Biden's comments a day after, Madelaine Albright said that Biden was making a "statement in fact." Excuse us, but how are we supposed to interpret that if not as a confirmation that something big is coming in the next few months?

On the 21st of October, Colin Powell too said on Meet the Press that "there's going to be a crisis which will come along on the 21st, 22nd of January that we don't even know about right now." Of course, one wonders how he can be so sure even of the date, if he doesn't know anything about what's coming. (Maybe Colin is making use of those psychic abilities that made him famous when he assured the UN that he could 'see' weapons of mass destruction in Iraq when there were actually none to be seen.)

On the same day in Sidney, Gareth Evans, co-chair of the newly formed International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and a former Australia foreign minister, warned that the world is on the brink of an avalanche in the spread of devastating weaponry and that the Middle East and Iran may be tipping points. "The devastation that could be wreaked by one major nuclear weapons incident alone puts 9/11 and almost everything else (in) to the category of the insignificant," he said.

Similarly, a week before, Lord West, adviser to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown on national security, declared that
"The [terrorist] threat is huge. It dipped slightly and is now rising again within the context of 'severe'. There are large complex plots. We unravelled one, which caused damage to al-Qa'ida and the plots faded slightly. However, another great plot is building up again, which we are monitoring."
It is no coincidence that Lord West made this bombastic 'revelation' in the context of a debate on security measures in the House of Lords and less than 24 hours after peers forced the UK government to abandon plans to extend maximum pre-charge detention for terror suspects to 42 days.

The website Jersualem News put the above items together and interpreted them as "a strange melange of cryptic messages leaked from world political leaders about what could be in store for America over the next few months". It may be that some were just the usual scaremongering that comes with the times of the war of terror, but it is certainly intriguing that they all seem to be related to the election of Obama, at least in the timing.

Now it is Brzezinski who says that Obama may be tested by terrorists after he takes office on Jan. 20. And notice that CIA director Michael Hayden has already primed the public about what they should conclude when such an attack takes place:
"Al-Qaeda operating from its safe haven in Pakistan's tribal areas remains the most clear and present danger to the safety of the United States.

"If there is a major strike against this country, it will bear the fingerprints of al-Qaeda."
That is in spite of the fact that according to Hayden no "real or artificial spike" in intercepted transmissions from terror suspects had been detected; and that the British intelligence agrees that there is no imminent specific known plan. However, and in spite of their ignorance, the Brits believe that al-Qaeda will attempt a "spectacular" attack in the transition period, aimed more at Bush than Obama. So they don't know anything, but they know that. And of course, if it is targeted against Bush, then it has to take place in the next couple of months.

Add to the doomsaying show the apparition of the propaganda puppet known as Ayman al-Zawahiri, "the al-Qaeda deputy", who accused Obama of betraying his Muslim roots, and threatened to "harm America".

Gangster institutions

As the global economic crisis continues its course uninterrupted, Washington's summit of G20 countries agreed to broaden "the financial police work" of the IMF and to meet again around March or April.

The reforms to the international economic system will take months or even years to materialize. However, from this "modest" first summit we can already see some signs of what is to come: more "financial police" power for the IMF - the bane of the Third World - and the aspiration to have "no blind spots". Considering the advances in technology and increased surveillance in every day life, we wonder if the economic control will eventually include the very actions of each and every one of us.

Toxic piracy on the high seas

The sudden increase in reports of pirated vessels is puzzling. Is it just a case of a few angry fishermen, deprived of their traditional sources of income, resorting to the hijacking of super tankers to put food on the table? Or is there more to it? A view that is supported by the Eritrean government is that fault lies with the US backing of the Ethiopian invasion and Bush's rampage in Somali:
In 2006, the United States supported an alliance of Somali warlords known as the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) who established a base of operations in the western city of Baidoa. With the help of the US-backed Ethiopian army, western mercenaries, US Navy warships, and AC-130 gunships; the TFG was able capture Mogadishu and force the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) and their allies to retreat to the south[...]

As the struggle continues, the humanitarian situation has gone from bad to worse. At least 2.6 million Somalis are now facing famine due to acute food shortages spurred by a prolonged drought, violence and high inflation. UN monitors have warned that the figure could hit exceed 3.5 million by the end of 2008.
At the time, fabricated links to terrorism were generated and widely reported by a complicit media. Sound familiar? - The real reason for the destruction of Somalia is the estimation that 30 per cent of America's oil will come from Africa in the next ten years:
The US has plans for nearly two-thirds of Somalia's oil fields to be allocated to the US oil companies Conoco, Amoco, Chevron and Phillips. The US hopes Somalia will line up as an ally alongside Ethiopia and Djibouti, where the US has a military base. This alliance would give America powerful leverage close to the major energy-producing regions.
The piracy creates several immediate impacts: There is now a lucrative market for security firms; There is also a call for tightening up the current non-existent rules of engagement. This could conceivably allow for pre-emptive strikes on any vessel deemed suspicious; There is also a dramatic build-up of the number of UN and EU warships in the region:
In what Herve Morin, the French defence minister, hailed as a "marvellous symbol" of moves towards a Euro-military and defence policy"
There is also a negative impact on the economy of Egypt as ships opt to transport goods around Cape Horn instead. Egypt annually earns $4.5 Billion from transit through the Suez canal and is already severely affected by the global slowdown in shipping.

Iran's warning that it may resort to force in an effort to free Iranian hostages and a ship hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia could be an attempt to cover-up the toxic waste on board that caused skin burns, loss of hair, sickness and death to the pirates "within days" of boarding the MV Iran Deyanat.

Many European and Asian companies dump toxic waste in Somalia as a cheap method of disposal:
Evidence of such practices literally appeared on the beaches of northern Somalia when the tsunami of 2004 hit the country. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) reported the tsunami had washed up rusting containers of toxic waste on the shores of Puntland. [...] When the barrels were smashed open by the force of the waves, the containers exposed a "frightening activity" that has been going on for more than decade.

"Somalia has been used as a dumping ground for hazardous waste starting in the early 1990s, and continuing through the civil war there," he said. "European companies found it to be very cheap to get rid of the waste, costing as little as $2.50 a tonne, where waste disposal costs in Europe are something like $1000 a tonne. "And the waste is many different kinds. There is uranium radioactive waste. There is lead, and heavy metals like cadmium and mercury. There is also industrial waste, and there are hospital wastes, chemical wastes - you name it." [...] Since the containers came ashore, hundreds of residents have fallen ill, suffering from mouth and abdominal bleeding, skin infections and other ailments.
This is a lucrative business for the Italian mafia which controls an estimated 30 per cent of Italy's waste disposal companies, including those that deal with toxic waste. Perhaps the murdered Italian reporter Ilaria Alpi knew too much about who was involved in the money laundering and illegal dumping? The involvement of the Mossad also raises questions as to how extensive the cover-up of the toxic waste and arms trade is.

The allegedly Ukrainian vessel that was carrying 33 Russian-built T-72 tanks and a substantial quantity of ammunition and spare parts, was later reported as being owned by an Israeli Mossad agent.

The Somali pirates could have unwittingly exposed nefarious shipping activity that those involved would rather remain secret. Perhaps they are now being used as an excuse to bring about the creation of a unified European military or a lock-down of sea travel and transport. Sadly as always, it is innocent civilians who are paying the price.

Warm... cold... colder!!

Against the common belief in global warming, according to this article:
Both surface temperature records and the much more accurate records from satellite observations show there was a brief warming period from 1975-98. Since then, the world has cooled and is now at the same temperature it was in 1995. Nobody knows when, or if, world temperatures might increase.
NASA made a scientific blunder: Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that 2008 had seen the hottest October on record, in spite of contrary reports from around the world. The reason for the error was that figures from the previous month had been carried over and repeated two months running.

It is hard to believe that NASA would make such an obvious mistake and not notice before divulging the results. However, if we give them the benefit of the doubt and out of courtesy assume that it was an honest mistake, it still shows how easily science can be unconsciously distorted in order to fit the scientist's (and Al Gore's) expectations.

We prefer to stick to the most probable truth, according to the evidence and in spite of our limitations in the pursuit of knowledge. So here's a sample:

Record snow falls in Europe and North America mean ski resorts open early

Record snow storm triggers delays in Switzerland

Winter's chill comes early as Fairbanks records fourth-coldest October

One dead, thousands without power and the first October snow in London in 74 YEARS as Arctic blast sweeps across UK

Storm drops more than foot of snow on Sierra peaks

Blizzard Blankets South Dakota

Eastern US Cold Weeks ahead of Schedule

'Snow-vember' Sees Ski Resorts Open Early Around The World

US Temps 2008
© NOAA's National Climate Data Center
2008 Temperatures Below Normal For Most of USA

Study: Rainfall in South America varies with sunspot activity

And although the article states that "scientists reject the climate sceptics' assertion that the sun's activity can explain global warming", the fact is that if sunspots affect rainfall, and rainfall affects climate change, if follows that sunspots affect climate change. How can rainfall affect global climate change? For example, if you have more rainfall closer to the poles, then you will have an increase in snowfall, which could potentially trigger a glacial rebound.

"Global Warming" Has Stopped

Global Cooling is Here! Evidence for Predicting Global Cooling for the Next Three Decades

Global warning: We are actually heading towards a new Ice Age, claim scientists

The roof is collapsing

Ozone hole the size of North America

Earth's ozone hole
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Earth's ozone hole, shown here (in blue) in 2006, could be negatively affected by some efforts to mitigate climate change.
How about this crazy idea: Perhaps the hole in the ozone layer is not the product of chlorofluorocarbons but the result of a cosmic cause? Saturn was recently observed to have a mysterious aurora that shouldn't be there. Tom Stallard, a scientist working with Cassini data comments:
"It's not just a ring of auroras like those we've seen at Jupiter or Earth. This aurora covers an enormous area across the pole. Our current ideas on what forms Saturn's aurora predict that this region should be empty, so finding such a bright aurora here is a fantastic surprise."
aurora on Saturn
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This image of the northern polar region of Saturn shows both the aurora and underlying atmosphere, seen at two different wavelengths of infrared light as captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
There was also a recent scientific report about an unexpected surplus of cosmic ray electrons at very high energy that must come from a previously unidentified and relatively close source or from the annihilation of very exotic theoretical particles used to explain dark matter. Is there a relationship with the Solar System's climate? After all, this would not be the first time that we hear of curious parallels between another planet and ours. Perhaps you remember that Mars has been reported to have its own climate change, with the obvious implication that the changes in Earth are not coming from within, but from outside.

Talking about collapsing roofs, we thought that this time rather than offering a list of recent meteors and fireballs, we would share only a couple of them captured in video, so that you know what they look like. For future reference - just in case.


Edmonton


Seattle

Retooled for the 21st Century: Protocol 12 - Control of the Press

The original Protocols are loaded with language so outrageous, yet so quaint to modern ears, it can lead to discounting the dangerous ideas contained within them. We'll leave aside discussions of authenticity/forgery and where exactly they came from for another time. For now, let's see how well they map the territory:

Morphing myth into fact

There are many examples in recent time of this technique. It was employed full-on in the "Saddam has WMD" debacle. Only in hindsight were the tricks and twists obvious to everyone. Observing the reportage concerning the US raid into Syria gives us material to observe in real time. Consider it the phenomenon of "They say" writ large:
"There were several fundamental failings in the British press coverage of the recent US raid into Syria. For example, Richard White in the Sun and the Independent correspondent Patrick Cockburn both reported as fact that the raid killed Abu Ghadiya an alleged al-Qaida figure who smuggled fighters into Iraq.

Similarly, the Times diplomatic correspondent Catherine Philp reported as fact that American commandos entered Syria and fought "a brief gun battle with Abu Ghadiyah and members of his cell"

Such news justifies the raid to readers because the target was important enough to violate the sovereignty of another country. However, Abu Ghadiya's death, and the fight against him, were uncorroborated US claims. The news was not identified by the reporters as coming from American sources."
and this from the same article:
"Worse, the tabloid article stated:
' "Syria is believed to have continued with its nuclear programme by following Iran's lead and scattering its nuclear development programme around several sites in order to make it difficult to thwart with a single strike." '
The article does not identify who believes this, which would have been very useful because not only is it devoid of evidence, but in the eight years that I have been monitoring British media coverage [.pdf] of the Arab world, including Syria, I do not recall ever coming across such a claim. It certainly did not appear elsewhere in British press coverage of the US raid, nor after Israel's bombing.
Hmm, that fits neatly with this:
4. NOT A SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REACH THE PUBLIC WITHOUT OUR CONTROL. Even now this is already being attained by us inasmuch as all news items are received by a few agencies, in whose offices they are focused from all parts of the world. These agencies will then be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what we dictate to them.
Wiki Washing

Wikipedia deletes Benjamin Emanuel entry
Wikipedia has deleted Rahm Emanuel's father's page. Benjamin M. Emanuel's entry was recommended for deletion shortly after Obama named the younger Emanuel as his Chief of Staff, and it looks like it had already been deleted (or recommended for deletion) once before in January of 2007.

"Benjamin M. Emanuel" is no longer searchable in Wikipedia, but the former-page can be accessed through the original URL.

The old entry is no longer even in Google cache. The Progressive Mind was forward-thinking enough to save the original entry, including the original links. Here's what it used say: [link]
And what caused such a flurry of action over at Wikipedia? This accurate, well-referenced quote from Mr. Emmanuel:
"Obviously he [ Rahm Emanuel ] will influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn't he be? What is he, an Arab? He's not going to clean the floors of the White House." [4][5][6][7]
See a screenshot of the page here.

It's high-tech 'stalinization" of the web. After all, information that never sees the light of day doesn't need to be suppressed. Since Wikipedia has become a prime source of infomation in this technological age, it only stands to reason it would either be a product of those who would be our masters, or has been quickly brought to heel by them.

So there's no question that information is being surpressed at Wikipedia. And the suppressed are speaking out about it. But who is hearing them?

Is Wikipedia running a censorship board?
"I dislike using the scary C word, but OTRS are acting as a censorship board," he says. "And worse, they appear to be acting as an inept, heavy-handed amateurish censorship board." Others who have had brushes with Wikipedia's "Open-source Ticket Request System" are saying much the same thing.
Nothing's more attractive to a psychopath than arbitrary power over another.

But why have control over the premiere 'go-to' information source if you can't add a little overall bias, whether by quietly deleting unacceptable information or putting subtle emphasis on the slant you want to inculcate?

EI exclusive: a pro-Israel group's plan to rewrite history on Wikipedia
A pro-Israel pressure group is orchestrating a secret, long-term campaign to infiltrate the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia to rewrite Palestinian history, pass off crude propaganda as fact, and take over Wikipedia administrative structures to ensure these changes go either undetected or unchallenged.
A close reading of the entire article is highly recommended.

The Plastic Id Story

Another tactic of the PTB for suitably colouring the day-to-day barrage of events is the "we'll bring you the story as it develops" gambit. While the reporting on 9-11 could be considered the 'granddaddy' of all managed stories, here is a recent example:

The Auntie Beeb's (BBC's) amazing, evolving, ID card stories
On the 6th of November the BBC announced to an astonished world that "People 'can't wait for ID cards'. Breathlessly repeating the words of Home Secretary Jacqui Smith's speech that morning, Auntie reported: "I believe there is a demand, now, for cards - and as I go round the country I regularly have people coming up to me and saying they don't want to wait that long."

And added that the market for fingerprints, photographs and signatures* garnered in post offices and retailers would amount, according to Smith, to "about £200 million a year." The Beeb neglected to mention that the £200 million a year represented a laundered price hike of up to £40 a throw, but there are a few other things the Beeb neglected to mention - or more properly, stopped mentioning - that day, too.

The report's revision history, documented by News Sniffer, takes us on an impressive Odyssey from "Smith to unveil airport ID scheme", through "Shops may take ID Card biometrics" to the final sales-pitch version, cunningly deniabled with quote marks.
The PTB bets on the attention span of the average reader being so short (as has been carefully cultivated through 'modern education') that these twists and shifts aren't even noticed. Again, a matching Protocol remark can be found:
15. Methods of organization like these, imperceptible to the public eye but absolutely sure, are the best calculated to succeed in bringing the attention and the confidence of the public to the side of our government. Thanks to such methods we shall be in a position as from time to time may be required, to excite or to tranquillize the public mind on political questions, to persuade or to confuse, printing now truth, now lies, facts or their contradictions, according as they may be well or ill received, always very cautiously feeling our ground before stepping upon it ....
For "The Press" read "The Web"

Eventually what can't be twisted has to be dealt with more directly. Happily, the miracles of modern technology make for more elegant solutions than arresting a dissident and smashing his printing press.

Mandatory Australian web filter to block 10,000 internet sites
"The pilot will specifically test filtering against the ACMA blacklist of prohibited content, which is mostly child pornography, as well as filtering of other unwanted content," Senator Conroy told Parliament today.

"While the ACMA blacklist is currently around 1300 URLs, the pilot will test against this list - as well as filtering for a range of URLs to around 10,000 - so that the impacts on network performance of a larger blacklist can be examined."
Programming complete

One of the hallmarks of psychopathy is laziness. In their "best of all worlds", censorship would require no effort from them at all. Therefore, judicious application of transmarginal inhibition experiences can create a well-trained population who will keep themselves and each other in line.

User generated censorship
The Web makes it easy for crowds to collaborate. But it also makes it simple for mobs to crush free expression.

There's a new kind of censorship online, and it's coming from the grassroots. Thanks to new, collaborative, social media networks, it's easier than ever for people to get together and destroy freedom of expression. They're going DIY from the bottom up -- instead of the way old-school censors used to do it, from the top down. Call it user-generated censorship.
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Google has the option of simply shutting down your access to the blog. They rarely do that, though, unless it's a situation where your blog is full of illegal content, like copyright-infringing videos. Generally what Google does if you get a lot of flags is make your blog impossible to find. Nobody will be able to find it if they search Blogger or Google. The only people who will find it are people who already know about it and have the exact URL.
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Censorship isn't working the old-fashioned way. Your videos and blogs aren't being removed. They're simply being hidden in the deluge of user-generated information. To be unsearchable on the Web is, in a very real sense, to be censored. But you're not being censored by an authority from on high. You're being censored by the mob.
Another Protocol hit:
12. [....]"When a pulse quickens these hands will lead opinion in the direction of our aims, for an excited patient loses all power of judgment and easily yields to suggestion. Those fools who will think they are repeating the opinion of a newspaper of their own camp will be repeating our opinion or any opinion that seems desirable for us. In the vain belief that they are following the organ of their party they will, in fact, follow the flag which we hang out for them. "
Yet, against all odds, there may be the few who still believe in rational thought. Those who strive to see the world as it is, which is the only way to unravel its many mysteries. How does a pathocracy reward them?

Scientists self-censor after political attack
Researchers avoid contentious language and issues in grants and papers.

Scientists whose work came under scrutiny during a political debate about work funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, censored their own later work, a new study has found. [1]
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Peter Bearman, a sociologist at Columbia University in New York, says the study shows that perceptions of the ideological climate lead scientists to try to avoid research projects that they think will not be funded, or which will stop them from receiving funding in the future. Bearman's work was not part of the controversy, but he too has faced criticism for his research on teenage sexual abstinence.

The study also reveals how the NIH - an institution supposed to be insulated from political interference - has been "tarnished by the Bush administration's pursuit of ideological purity instead of effective science", says Bearman. It shows that scientists whose studies fall under political scrutiny "fail to engage in the best science they can, for fear that proposing to do so will result in no support". This can lead to suboptimal science and the propagation of pseudoscience in its place, he says.
Isn't it curious that the watchword in the hunt for research grants is 'Publish or perish"? Seems the Protocols have that one covered too.
"7. [....]And if there should be any found who are desirous of writing against us, they will not find any person eager to print their productions. Before accepting any production for publication in print, the publisher or printer will have to apply to the authorities for permission to do so"
Speaking against Zionism and for the People

Most of the themes above are directly or indirectly related to Zionism. It is often the case that people who raise their voices against it are accused of antisemitism. That is, of course, a fallacy designed to protect the impunity of the psychopaths who hide their real intentions under the illusions of religion and myths. Rather than explaining yet again why that is a fallacy, we would like to conclude by quoting a recent statement by a decent orthodox Jew - a human being with both a heart and a brain, and who is therefore capable of seeing through the lie:
How long will Jewish and non-Jewish leaders who claim the mantle of civilization and morality remain silent in the face of the ongoing state terrorism practiced by the Zionist state against the Palestinian People, most visibly today in Gaza, where the Zionists believe they can starve the Palestinians into submission in violation of all tenets of international law, all religious values in general, INCLUDING the values of the Jewish faith???!!

How long will this be allowed to continue??
We urgently plea to the world community and world leaders to put an end to Zionist state terrorism!! In the name of God!
In the name of humanity!

The terrorist regime of the State of Israel has been repressing, expelling and persecuting Palestinians for 60 years, and expects the Palestinians to simply sit with their arms folded while this goes on! Are the Palestinians supposed to be collaborators in their own destruction? Are they simply supposedly to surrender in order to compensate the Zionists for what happened during World War II thousands of miles away?

It is time for leaders with a sense of morality and courage to stand up and finally declare ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! The State of Israel must no long be granted a blank check to commit crimes! This wicked rogue ethnocratic state must be dismantled and the rights of the Palestinians restored!

We pray that our appeal will find its way into the hearts and minds of those who have the power to put an end to the madness unleashed by the State of Israel, which is armed to teeth with the most sophisticated weaponry used on the Palestinians, and held over the rest of the Middle East as the Zionists demand the entire world surrender to their agenda!

The Zionists know that their state is on the threshold of disintegration, and they are prepared to take millions of Jews and non-Jews down with them!! The world is in grave danger if the Zionists are not stopped!!

May God in Heaven hear our prayer!

Rabbi Meir Hirsh
Neturei Karta Palestine
P.O.Box 5053 Jerusalem, Palestine
E-mail: [email protected]