Jupiter Impact
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The black mark is the impact site on Jupiter
When it happened in 1994, researchers were quick to reassure us what a once-in-a-millenia event it was. One paper "estimated that the time interval between impacts of 0.3 km diameter comets on Jupiter is approximately 500 years, whereas the interval between the impact of 1.6 km comets is about 6000 years." How appropriate then that the Universe should mock us wonderfully by arranging for the return of a similar-sized impact event exactly 15 years later!

But why should anyone be surprised? Just how long has NASA known about the high risk of impacts? While the 40 anniversary of the moon landing was being celebrated this month we turned to Victor Clube for long forgotten information about the moon landings:
"The Apollo astronauts planted seismometers on the Moon, primarily to measure Moonquakes. But they got diverted from their business by the discovery that objects, which they didn't expect at least, were hitting the Moon. These seismometers regularly recorded large bodies hitting the Moon like the meteoroids which I've just been describing. And this diagram is an illustration of the record of the incidence of these meteoroids, integrated over a period of about seven years until NASA switched the machine off- in exasperation, apparently, because they didn't think it was telling us anything very interesting.

Schumacher-Levy
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Schumacher-Levy approaching Jupiter 15 years ago
Nevertheless, for seven or eight years they accumulated this data, and what you see here is the integral result of the observations, per day, through the years, throughout the whole of this seven or eight year period. And, of course, it looks a little like the skyline of Oxford, where I come from, but never mind, the prominent thing is that you see one remarkable peak in the middle which is, in fact, centered on about the 30th June. And all that peak, in fact, coincides with the products of one year's observing. So in that one year, 1975, in fact, we had a flood of objects hitting the Moon, which actually were also hitting the Earth, and they all were present, apparently, in the same stream, as was responsible for the Tunguska object in 1908 which, as you recall, also arrived the end of June. In fact, this end of June is an interesting time. It's the time when we pass through the Taurid stream, going in one direction. And the other direction is, in fact, the beginning of November, and you can see some signs of that in this same diagram."
This observation was a unique observation of a great swarm of fireballs, or meteoroids, that nobody had ever observed before and has never observed, properly, since. And yet it's there. And interestingly enough, though I just said we've never seen it, there are signs of it in the meteor observations if you start scouring through them, and with care. We know that there is a huge swarm of this material in the Taurid stream, which is moving around in what is called the "mean motion resonance." That is, Jupiter strongly influences it's orbit, and there is every reason to believe that because all this material is in this huge resonance, there is some huge source that has been feeding these meteoroids into it, down through the millennia.
And just a few days after the dark spot appeared on Jupiter, a very bright spot was observed in Venus' southern polar region. Scientists claim that it is possibly a volcanic explosion. However, the light came from outside the region of known volcanoes on Venus and was exceptionally bright. Did Venus share Jupiter's luck, and is this a sign of the 'weather' in our solar system?

It's little comfort that Jupiter is swallowing these stray cometary fragments, because we now know that Jupiter in fact increases the risks of comet strikes on Earth.

Earth Pangs

We often wonder just how regularly our home planet takes a direct hit. Whatever the weather without, July's earthquakes (measuring above 5) indicate the weather within:

July 1st: Strong earthquake shakes Greek island of Crete
July 3rd: Earthquakes hit West Sumatra and N. Sulawesi
July 3rd: Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude shakes central Colombia
July 3rd: Northern Mexico hit by 6.0-magnitude earthquake
July 5th: Strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Panama
July 7th: 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Aceh, Indonesia
July 7th: Magnitude-5.4 earthquake shakes Pacific coast of Nicaragua
July 9th: More than 300 injured by 6.0 magnitude quake in China
July 10th: Earthquake Magnitude 5.1 - Off The Coast Of Oregon
July 12th: Earthquake Magnitude 6.1 - Southern Peru
July 13th: Strong undersea quake hits Taiwan
July 15th: Tsunami warning after 7.8 quake off New Zealand:

Seismologist Ken Gledhill reported that the strong earthquake "twisted Southern Island out of shape" and moved it 30 centimeters closer to Australia.

July 17th: Two earthquakes rock New Zealand, aftershocks continue
July 19th: Earthquake Magnitude 5.2 - Iraq
July 19th: Earthquake Magnitude 5.4 - Near the Coast of Ecuador
July 22nd: Earthquake Magnitude 5.5 - Southern Iran
July 24th: 5.6 Earthquake Jolts Tibet
July 30th: 5.1 Earthquake Strikes Eastern Indonesia

John A. Keel
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"Keep this in mind. Treblinka was a primitive, but efficient production line of death. A production line - of death. Understand?"

-- Franz Suchomel, SS Unterscharfuhrr, Treblinka

"I think the human race needs to think more about killing."

-- Robert McNamara

The deaths occurred early this month of two people who could not be further apart but who, coincidentally, embody the High Strangeness that goes on this absurd planet: Robert McNamara and John Keel, who wrote:
There are several areas to this whole weird business. On one hand we have real UFO phenomena - strange lights passing over the earth, probably since time began. The UFO intelligences are aware that we are going to see these lights occasionally when conditions are just right so they have to give us an explanation. Different generations have been given different explanations.

These intelligences have staged whole events over a long period of time to support those explanations. We have the fairy faith in Middle Europe; we have the vampire and various other kinds of legends. We have the mysterious airships in 1897. Now we have spaceships. But all of these things are nothing but a cover for the real phenomenon - whatever it is.

On the ground, as well as in the air, there are real things happening that they don't want us to know about, so they give us lots of cover stories. The men-in-black support the cover stories in many of these instances.

What they are trying to hide may be frightening, even incomprehensible to us, but it does seem that they are using us in some fashion.
McNamara in 1961
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McNamara in 1961 before it all went wrong

It was Robert McNamara, Defense Secretary for President Lyndon B. Johnson who masterminded the US killing machine in Vietnam during a period which witnessed some of the largest UFO flaps in modern times and who, when asked if there was anything at all to the UFO sightings, said:
"I think not. I have talked to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Director of Research and Engineering, and neither of them places any credence in the reports we have received to date."
Alas, how easy it is for the Secret Team, the Men In Black, or whoever, to manipulate the minds of puppets like McNamara. Events are designed and packaged to get officials like him to react in ways They want, while thinking they are acting freely. It is in times of major UFO flaps, strange appearances in the skies, weird phenomena, that one must be especially wary of the pronouncements of high officials that they are in control and that all is right with the world.

High Strangeness

And so, in honor of Keel's Fortean efforts and McNamara's hubris we present here July's damned data. The skies continue to buzz with sightings around the world, their frequency and quality daily on the rise.

England: 'UFO five' fly in fab formation

Stargazer Jason Goldthorpe could not believe his eyes when he saw a cluster of "UFOs" flying in formation "higher than a plane". Astonished Jason, 37, caught the phenomenon on camera above his house.

He said: "The objects were shining gold in the sky, too high to be balloons, and looking just like I would imagine UFOs to look. It was around teatime, the sky was clear, and they lingered in the sky for an hour or so, like they were watching us."

Delivery driver Jason, of St Helens, Lancs, said he has spotted the strange objects many times before, but this time decided to film what happened.

The dad-of-two added: "I've seen these objects in the sky for the past four years. They always appear at teatime and just on one day, either at the beginning or end of the month. Friends have also seen them and I thought it was time the world knew that something is out there."
Triangles, Black and otherwise:

US: Ohio witness photographs triangle UFO
Ohio ufo
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Witness photo.
A triangle-shaped craft was spotted over Ohio and photographed by a witness there, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database.

The Ohio witness was quick to grab a camera when a silent object was seen crossing the sky.

The "object appears to be a triangle with a light at each point. The brightest light in the picture was at the rear of the craft."

The very next night, this witness and his wife saw "orange or red glowing orbs in the sky" that resembled the Phoenix Lights.
US: Silent triangle UFO low over Texas college campus
England: Leigh, Lancashire - A Large Triagular Shape Sighted
Triangle UFO hovers low over Indiana field - five helicopters give chase
US: Triangle UFOs back in the skies over four states
US: Large Triangular Object Passes Over House. Emits Low Hum.

Orange Orbs

If the UFO world had a fashion sense, then orange is the current 'it' colour. This is only a small sample of this month's reports:

Mexico: The Xochitepec Fireball - UFO or Meteorite?

Mexico ufo
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Residents of Xochitepec were treated to the sight of a "ball of fire" over Avenida Aeropuerto in the Miguel Hidalgo section of town. The witnesses fixed their eyes on a brilliant object in the sky for five minutes, before the sighting ended in a lightning-like flash and disappeared.

The unidentified object's presence drew the attention of many: some took out their camcorders, others photographed the "ball of fire" that seemed to fall very slowly from the heavens under clear skies.

Heckington, Lincolnshire, England: Four Orange Lights Become One
Cardiff, Wales & Ibiza, Spain: Large, Bright Orange Lights
Exeter, England: Several orange lights spotted
Dumbarton, Scotland: 50 ft. translucent sphere containing an orange light
Shrewsbury, England: Very Bright Orange Spinning Light
Washington, US: 2 Witness Bright Reddish-Orange Object Make Abrupt Turns
Surrey, England: Red/Orange Lights Hovering, Gathering Together, Then Moving Away from Each Other
London, England: England: 15 Glowing Orange Balls, Some Waiting for Those Following to Catch Up
Cancun, Mexico: Dim Orange Light in the Center of a Windmill-Shaped Object
Nottingham, England: Four orange/red objects in formation joined by a fifth
Exeter, England: Six Bright Orange Objects
Surrey, England: Round Object with Glowing Orange Beams coming from the top
South Carolina, US: Red UFO launches Orb July 3 at 28 second mark:


Sparks Flying

Two reports in two days came to our attention describing ball lightening or fireballs setting houses on fire and blowing electrical and phone sockets out of walls. These came from opposite ends of the planet and yet are nearly identical. The first from the Netherlands, the second from New Zealand:

Ball lightning hits 100 homes
Lightning strikes zap Invercargill

Flashes and Booms

US: What's causing the mysterious booming sounds? No one seems to know
US: Large Flash Lights Up Sky. Object Seen Moving Upward
England: Runcorn - Several Massive White Flashes in Sky with No Thunder
Canada: What Crashed in Ottawa River?
Southwestern France: "I saw an intense flash of light"
Colorado: July 13, 2009 Fireball
US: Granbury, Texas - Fireball seen during daylight hours
US: Large meteor fireball creates sonic boom over Pennsylvania


Critters

China's "Nessie" sighted
Scotland: Policeman takes 'big cat' video
Australia: Rees caught pussyfooting on panther sightings
US: Man describes possible Bigfoot encounter in McDowell, North Carolina
Namibia: Mysterious Beasts Torment Villagers
Canada: New Ogopogo Sighting
US: 'Michigan Dogman' Recently Sighted in Upper Peninsula

From the Christian Sopranos . . .

We had a curious glimpse behind the curtain of power - a brief glance that revealed more than we bargained for. Some may file it away as a mere detail of corruption in the overall global picture; but we would like to highlight some implications.

Republican Senators Tom Coburn and John Ensign, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, and former Rep. Chip Pickering have found themselves at the center of sex-scandals. That politicians often engage in extra-marital affairs should come as no surprise to anyone who reads the news and understands that people in power seldom feel constrained by measures of morality. SoTT.net often reports much worse crimes perpetrated by our 'glorious leaders' - wars based on lies, false flag terrorist attacks, stolen elections, engineered economic crises or the extensive poisoning of the food supply, to name a few - so why pay too much attention to a few examples of marital infidelity?

What makes these cases worthy of particular examination is that they are tied together by Washington D.C.'s "C Street House", run by a secret evangelical political group known as "The Family" - which by the way likes to call itself a "Christian Mafia". Some seven members of Congress live at the house with substantially below market rent, since the building is actually registered as a church, which makes it a convenient tax-free haven for the organization. Their members do more than pray. Those living at the house knew that Ensign's secret affair with a mistress and were involved in his efforts to pay off her and her family - to the tune of millions of dollars - as the affair was on again-off again.


Jeff Sharlet, who has written a book on the subject, explains:
If sexual license was all the Family offered the C Street men, however, that would merely be seedy and self-serving. But Family men are more than hypocritical. They're followers of a political religion that embraces elitism, disdains democracy, and pursues power for its members the better to "advance the Kingdom." They say they're working for Jesus, but their Christ is a power-hungry, inside-the-Beltway savior not many churchgoers would recognize. Sexual peccadilloes aside, the Family acts today like the most powerful lobby in America that isn't registered as a lobby -- and is thus immune from the scrutiny attending the other powerful organizations like Big Pharma and Big Insurance that exert pressure on public policy.
If you found that disturbing, check out what the Family leader's son David Coe's views on norms and morality are:
Attempting to explain what it means to be chosen for leadership like King David was -- or Mark Sanford, according to his own estimate -- he asked a young man who'd put himself, body and soul, under the Family's authority, "Let's say I hear you raped three little girls. What would I think of you?" The man guessed that Coe would probably think that he was a monster. "No," answered Coe, "I wouldn't." Why? Because, as a member of the Family, he's among what Family leaders refer to as the "new chosen." If you're chosen, the normal rules don't apply.
We prefer to refer to them with the more accurate term - psychopaths. Now here are current leader Doug Coe's views on loyalty:
Preaching on the meaning of Christ's words, he says, "You know Jesus said 'You got to put Him before mother-father-brother sister? Hitler, Lenin, Mao, that's what they taught the kids. Mao even had the kids killing their own mother and father. But it wasn't murder. It was for building the new nation. The new kingdom."
The Family's power is not limited to US politics. It has lobbied in favor of a number of dictators around the world. For example:
Seduced by the Indonesian dictator Suharto's militant anti-communism, they described the murder of hundreds of thousands that brought him to power as a "spiritual revolution," and sent delegations of congressmen and oil executives to pray to Jesus with the Muslim leader. In Africa, they anointed the Somali killer Siad Barre as God's man and sent Sen. Grassley and a defense contractor as emissaries. Barre described himself as a "Koranic Marxist," but he agreed to pray to Grassley's American Christ in return for American military aid, which he then used to wreak a biblical terror on his nation. It has not yet recovered. More recently, the Family has paid for congressional Christian junkets to bastions of democracy such as Serbia, Sudan, Belarus, Albania, Macedonia and Musharraf's Pakistan.
Perhaps we should reassess what we think we know about the real rulers of the world?

Representative and C Street resident Zack Wamp admitted in an interview that he and his fellow residents at C Street have all agreed they will not talk about their private living arrangements, adding that he intends to honor that pact. He has argued that the reason is that members wouldn't join if they did not feel comfortable with people who would keep their secrets. But it is easy to see that secrecy serves the organization rather than its members; if they all know about their sexual affairs or any other skeletons in the closet they may have, blackmail, discipline and punishment are easy. This of course raises the question of why Ensign and others had their dirty laundry exposed - and the entire organization with it!

Christian Fundamentalists with access to government - and therefore military power - are dangerous to all, but first of all they are dangerous to those who do not share their beliefs and have no intention of converting. Perhaps the Zionists with their Israel lobby and their neocon allies are worried about this and are already engaged in a war behind the scenes. If you consider that the Christian fundamentalists were ranged behind McCain and Palin, while the Zionist fundamentalists chose Obama as their man, then it's possible that we caught a glimpse of this confrontation during the last US presidential elections. That could also explain how the revelations about C Street were swiftly followed by a New Jersey scandal in which five rabbis were arrested for trafficking with human organs and laundering millions of dollars. An eye for an eye?

The house at C Street is owned by Youth With a Mission (YWAM), one of the most extensive Christian fundamentalist para-church organizations on Earth. Its founder leader Loren Cunningham has publicly outlined a vision for Christian world-control, as explained in a 2008 promotional video, "Reclaiming 7 Mountains of Culture".


It is a simple plan for the control of society: plant members of the cult at the highest echelons. It turns out that among its legions of preachers of the 'Seven Mountain' doctrine we find Sarah Palin's pastor Thomas Muthee - although he refers to them simply as "the seven areas of society." You may remember him from a popular youtube video in which he laid his hands on Palin and asked the Lord to lead her to power and protect her from witchcraft. Palin, by the way, made the headlines recently when she resigned from her position as the governor of Alaska. Is she planning a political move, or was she preemptively dodging flying debris from the fundamentalists' fallout?

. . . to the New World Order

All this talk about the Christian Mafia could not be complete without the Pope doing an 'antichrist' on us. What else could we expect from him than to urge for a New World Order?
Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday called for a radical rethinking of the global economy, criticizing a growing divide between rich and poor and urging the establishment of a "world political authority" to oversee the economy and work for the "common good."

Benedict also called for a reform of the United Nations so that there could be a unified "global political body" that allowed the less powerful of the earth to have a voice, and he called on rich nations to help less fortunate ones.
His comments fit nicely with Medvedev's display of a future supranational currency which he says was pawned to him at the G8 summit in Italy. In exchange for what we wonder?

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"We are discussing both the use of other national currencies, including the ruble, as a reserve currency, as well as supranational currencies," the Russian leader said at a news conference following the G8 summit.

Medvedev showed reporters an example of a coin of a supranational currency, which he called a "united future world currency."
This is not to say that Evangelicals, Catholics or political leaders are necessarily at the very top of the world power pyramid. Here is a small reminder of the power of Private International Finance and its role in leading the masses into a Brave New World:

Inside The Great American Bubble Machine: How Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression

© Victor Juhasz
All that money that you're losing, it's going somewhere, and in both a literal and a figurative sense, Goldman Sachs is where it's going: The bank is a huge, highly sophisticated engine for converting the useful, deployed wealth of society into the least useful, most wasteful and insoluble substance on Earth - pure profit for rich individuals.

They achieve this using the same playbook over and over again. The formula is relatively simple: Goldman positions itself in the middle of a speculative bubble, selling investments they know are crap. Then they hoover up vast sums from the middle and lower floors of society with the aid of a crippled and corrupt state that allows it to rewrite the rules in exchange for the relative pennies the bank throws at political patronage. Finally, when it all goes bust, leaving millions of ordinary citizens broke and starving, they begin the entire process over again, riding in to rescue us all by lending us back our own money at interest, selling themselves as men above greed, just a bunch of really smart guys keeping the wheels greased. They've been pulling this same stunt over and over since the 1920s - and now they're preparing to do it again, creating what may be the biggest and most audacious bubble yet.
Brace yourselves.

The Counter-Revolution Will Not Be Televised

. . . not on cable TV anyway. But that is why you, dear reader, tune into SoTT.net for The News:


Late last month yet another coup d'état occured in South America. Despite the limited international press coverage this event received, the 'progressive' media in the US demonstrated its spectacular capacity for doublethink by framing the coup as "Obama's first", thereby tacitly acknowledging that the US regime has been covertly overthrowing democratically elected governments which "move out of alignment" with US 'national interests' and simultaneously reinforcing the fantasy that the attempted 'soft revolution' in Iran was a purely 'internal' affair.

With striking parallels to the attempted coup of Hugo Chavez of Venezuela in 2002, a well planned military operation was executed in a single day, with President Manuel Zelaya arrested and deported from the country at gunpoint. Within hours, a former ally of Zelaya, Roberto Micheletti, was ordained leader of a 'caretaker government'. Media outlets whose reporting failed to portray the takeover favourably were shut down and reporters beaten. Most Hondurans, particularly the poor and working class, regard Zelaya - or 'Mel', as he is affectionately known - as the best of a bad lot. Despite being one of the privileged few in Honduras, Zelaya gradually moved to the left from the moment he was elected four years ago, forming close partnerships with other leaders in South America seeking to improve the common peoples' welfare.

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A supporter of Manuel Zelaya rallying the people in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Demonstrations turned violent when "unidentified" snipers began shooting people in the head.
Zelaya was due to complete his four-year term later this year. Honduras' constitution presently grants only one term per candidate, but Zelaya hoped to put a referendum to the people seeking a mandate to change the constitution so that an incumbent could run for a second term of office. Facing intense oposition from within his own ranks, he instead cast the referendum as a non-binding opinion poll in order to gauge popular support for extending presidential term limits. Honduras' conservative establishment balked at the thought of Zelaya extending his tenure as Chavez had done in Venezuela (through successive popular mandates) and moved to pre-empt any referendum. The coup took place on the same day the poll was due, so rather than wait for the people to voice themselves, Michelletti justified the coup by simply declaring that Hondurans did not accept 'Chavismo'. This would suggest that the Honduran establishment is painfully aware that a majority of Hondurans felt their lives had improved by Zelaya's programmes of welfare redistribution and do in fact, support 'Chavismo.'

So what do ordinary Hondurans make of their newly selected leader's claim that he only wants to save them from 'Chavismo'? Medea Benjamin discovers as Hondurans pour into the streets to demand Zelaya's return:
I asked why she supported Manuel Zelaya, or "Mel", as his supporters call him. "The government said he broke the law and is guilty of 18 crimes", she said. "Do you know what they are?" She pulled out her cell phone and started to read from a list: He raised the minimum wage, gave out free school lunches, provided milk for the babies and pensions for the elderly, distributed energy-saving lightbulbs, decreased the price of public transportation, made more scholarships available for students." Suddenly a crowd gathered around us and started chiming in. "He fixed the roads", said one. "He put schools in remote rural areas, like my little village, that never had them before", added another. "He let anyone go into the Presidential Palace and converted it from an elite residence to the people's house", said another.

"You see?", Alejandra smiled. "He is guilty of even more then 18 crimes. That's why the elite classes can't stand him and why we want him back. This is really a class struggle."

"A young boy was hit right in the head, his brains gushing out. He was killed instantly. . ."

"Can you believe this?", asked indigenous leader Berta Caceres, her eyes welling up with tears. "Now they are killing our people. Where will this end? We need the international community to step in and stop the crazy people who have stolen our country."
Given its abominable record of interference in South American affairs, all eyes naturally turned to the US, that regional bastion of democrazy. With Democrat All-Change President Obama in the White House, would American might be brought to bear upon the offending parties and legitimacy restored to the fledgling constitutional republic of Honduras? The official US government line is that it tried (unsuccessfully) to dissuade the Honduran military from proceeding with the coup. As Barry Grey and Rafael Azul point out, this "amounts to a tacit acknowledgment that Washington was well aware of the coup plans."
Chavez has, justifiably, cast the coup as an overt threat to his regime. He has charged the US with complicity, alleging involvement by Otto Reich, a long-time anti-Castro operative and favorite of anti-Castro exiles in Miami. Reich played a key role as a Reagan administration State Department official in the Iran-Contra conspiracy, in which Reagan authorized secret funding for the anti-Sandinista Contras, in violation of the Boland amendment which had been passed by Congress banning US aid to the Contra death squads.

Reich is currently a board member of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, better known as the School of the Americas

The Obama administration has, however, learned something from the disastrous failure of the Bush administration's botched coup against Chavez seven years ago. It is seeking to conceal its real aims behind formal opposition to the coup in Honduras and a public posture of fidelity to democratic elections.
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Men of the people: Raul Castro, Mel Zelaya and Chavez.
Chavez meanwhile understands that the President of the US is not always informed of its agencies clandestine operations. In fact, acording to L Fletcher Prouty's meticulous testimony, he is generally the last to find out. Chavez publicly pleaded with Obama to take a stronger stance in condemnation of the coup, adding that he hoped for 'an awakening' from Honduran troops. Zelaya might not be so lucky though. Chavez was a military man himself and was only restored to power after the Venezuelan rank and file reaffirmed their loyalty to him after realising that the privately-owned media had deceived the country. If the instigators of this coup hope to bait Chavez into a wider conflict by forcefully restoring Zelaya to power, he's not biting it. As the standoff enters its second month, it will be the degree of resistance demonstratred by the Honduran people alone that decides how this plays out.

Just as happened at critical junctures during the failed CIA coups in Venezuela in 2002 and Iran earlier this summer, agents unknown began shooting innocent people in the head at just the right moment, in this case justifying police and military repression of dissent and terrifying peaceful protestors. It's the same old methods, tried and tested. The stark contrast evident in the US media's presentation of the Honduran and Iranian coups betrays the imperial regime's true intentions, regardless of what Team Obama may publicly say. Imagine for a moment that Ahamdinejad arrested Mousavi and threw him out of Iran. We have now witnessed two events in quick succession highlighting the media's role in subverting order such that black becomes white and a coup becomes a not-coup, as Kevin Coleman explains:
This [...] is the first coup by a united upper class.

A class-based coup cannot be openly declared as such and must instead be articulated through existing political ideologies that allow the group seizing power to represent what they are actually doing as something other than what it is. So as the business, industrial, and news media of the country summoned the repressive power of the military to create the political conditions to rule by the traditional economic and political ideologies that have left the majority of Hondurans in dire poverty, they justified subverting the legal and democratic system as a defense of democracy.

Over the past seven months, Honduras's ultra-conservative and reactionary media has served as an echo chamber in which the elite has been able to repeatedly use a recycled version of Cold War anti-communism to convince much of the Honduran population that Zelaya was driving the country toward, to quote La Prensa, "a system of totalitarian socialism."

The tightening of media control since the coup has only reinforced the notion within Honduras that the military's sacking of the elected president "was not a coup."

[...] geopolitically, the stakes are equally high. If the Honduran right gets away with this military coup, what is to stop the Salvadoran right from sacking Mauricio Funes? And if the international community allows the military to overthrow the democratically elected leader of Honduras, why shouldn't the Nicaraguan right feel emboldened enough to overthrow Daniel Ortega?
In ponerological terms, the "united upper class" comprises various carriers of inherited and acquired pathologies who, perceiving themselves threatened by the world of normal human relations, must periodically retreat into reactionary violence in order to maintain their privileged positions of control over the majority of ordinary working people.

Where there's deception, you can be sure the the Mossad are not far behind. A Venezuelan deputy reported that, "The embassy of Israel was the scene of intense diplomatic movement with important representatives of the opposition, including Micheletti" in the weeks leading up to the coup. Could Honduras be a dress rehearsal for other countries in the region? Israeli foreign minister Lieberman's ten day visit to the continent towards the end of the month doesn't bode well for people of conscience in South America. While all countries in both North and South America denounced the coup, we offer no prizes for guessing who publicly supported the new 'interim president' of Honduras.

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Lieberman arrived in the region to stir the pot
That Chavez sees the covert-US-backed coup as a threat to his regime is supported by other events this month. The US Empire decided to expand and develop its garrisons in Columbia, drawing warnings from Brazil and Chile that doing so would destabilise the continent. Chavez was more explicit saying that he viewed the bases as a sign that a 'Yankee military force' was preparing to invade his country from Colombia. Lieberman couldn't resist a parting shot by accusing Chavez of anti-Semitism, which we now know to be an official Israeli government diplomatic strategy used to silence opposition, thanks to the testimony of a former minister. Lieberman also threw in a few fabrications regarding Venezuelan military ties with resistance fighters in Palestine and Lebanon. Untrue, but if it were, would they not be natural allies in the War Against Israeli Terror?

Destabilising China

While America celebrated its annual mockery of 'Independence' Day, trouble was brewing in Urumqi - the Old Silk Road City - in Xinjiang, western China. With a predominantly Uighur population of Turkic ethnicity, the northwestern province of China has made the least progress of all her regions during the country's rapid economic development. Part of the Chinese government's strategy to bring its arid western regions into line with the the relatively properous east coast involves enticing Han Chinese from its overcrowded cities to emmigrate westwards. Simmering ethnic tensions occasionally erupt as the Han tend to dominate economic and political spheres of life in a region that is culturally closer to the surrounding Muslim-Turkic central Asian republics.

From the outbreak of violence on July 5th to its conclusion a few days later when thousands of Chinese riot police restored order, up to 200 people were killed with many more wounded, beaten by rampaging mobs armed with makeshift weapons. Businesses, property and vehicles were torched until calm was restored by the authorities sending in thousands of troops and making sweeping arrests.

Warning: This video contains graphic footage of the carnage in Urumqi. Watching reality is not for the faint of heart.


As with all such events, there are two contrasting versions of what transpired: on the one hand the Uighurs claim theirs was a peaceful demonstration borne out of frustration with the dominant Han presence in their regional capital - the murder of two factory workers being the catalyst - until the brutal police-state measures of the Chinese Communist government cracked down hard, transforming the protest into a full-blown riot by instructing its riot police to indiscriminately open fire on peaceful demonstrators, arrest 10,000 in one night and kill up to 1,000 people. On the other hand, the Chinese authorities claim "outside interference" incited an Uighur mob to run riot. They also charge that the western media failed to broadcast footage of the unrest, despite being allowed access to all areas, instead showing only the Han Chinese counter-riot - ostensibly in order to defend themselves from rampaging Uighurs - in the days after the substantial death and destruction wrought by the initial "organised" violence, most of the dead being Han Chinese.

Chinese President Hu Jintao's sudden departure from the G8 summit in Italy puzzled his counterparts, but it soon became apparent that Chinese suspicions of external forces at play were well-founded, elevating this event from just another expression of internal dissent to a covert attack from abroad. The regional Party deputy was first to voice official suspicions of 'overseas forces' being responsible, a claim ridiculed in western media:
An unnamed Chinese official said the "unrest was masterminded by the World Uyghur (also spelt Uighur) Congress led by Rebiya Kadeer," according to Xinhua. "This was a crime of violence that was pre-meditated and organized," said the report.

But exiled Uighur groups adamantly rejected the Chinese government claim of a plot. They said the riot was an outpouring of pent-up anger over government policies and Han Chinese dominance of economic opportunities.

"They're blaming us as a way to distract the Uighurs' attention from the discrimination and oppression that sparked this protest," said Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the World Uyghur Congress in exile in Sweden.

"It began as a peaceful assembly. There were thousands of people shouting to stop ethnic discrimination ... They are tired of suffering in silence."

The government's claims of conspiracy by pro-independence exiles echo the handling of rioting across Tibetan areas in March last year, which Beijing also called a plot hatched abroad.
Were these "Chinese government claims of conspiracy by pro-independence exiles" well-founded? A glance at local media's coverage of the event supports these claims, as the Uighur representatives' have well-worn links to US and western intelligence agencies. Though based in Washington, the World Uighur Congress comprises many organisations and offices the world over, with the ability to co-ordinate demonstrations and command favourable press coverage.

Washington funds its Uyghur 'friends' in effort to destabilise China
If the United States is not openly on the side of the Uyghurs, there are plenty of signs of substantive support. One that's getting some publicity in Washington is the role of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which calls itself a private non-governmental organization but dispenses grants with money appropriated by the US Congress.

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Rebiya Kadeer, leader of the World Uighur Congress meets her former patron-in-chief
As the Uyghur rioting simmered on, the NED was revealed to be dispensing more than US$200,000 a year to support the World Uyghur Congress, blamed for triggering the unrest. A Uyghur woman, Rebiya Kadeer, now living in suburban Washington after having made it to the US with powerful assistance from the US State Department several years ago, seems to be the organizer - and the recipient of much of the largess.

In fact, the NED may have vastly more influence than the size of its grants. The money it dispenses really may make a difference. Gershman seems uncertain whether to deny such an outlandish notion - or take a bow.

Either way, he's sticking to his guns. "You have to support human rights and democracy," he said. "You wait for the moment." As for the Uyghurs, "we're close to our Uyghur friends."
Where the NED and the CIA roam, you can be sure 'soft revolution' will follow. There's nothing soft about clubbing people to death, but it's all in a day's predictive programming for the operations units of The Secret Team.

Destabilising China: What really happened at Urumqi on July 5?
The World Uyghur Congress, an overseas East Turkestan organisation headed by ethnic separatist Rebiya Kadeer, used the incident to stir up ethnic antagonism. It tried to instigate insurgencies through the Internet and other channels, calling for "bolder actions" and "something big."

Asserting that "something serious will happen in Urumqi on 5 July," Rebiya Kadeer asked her followers to pay close attention to what was going on. Deplorably, some people with ulterior motives inside the country colluded with the World Uyghur Congress and began to post appeals on the Internet on the night of July 4. They called on people to gather at the South Gate and Renmin Square of Urumqi by 5 p.m. on Sunday for a "demonstration" in response to the call of the World Uyghur Congress. Such evidence shows that the riot was a premeditated and organised violent crime committed by separatists within the country, but with remote manipulation and instigation by separatist forces from abroad.
William Engdahl points out that the source of the Uighur version of events is one of the National Endowment for Democracy's 6,000 cut-out organisations:
All indications are that the US Government, once more acting through its "private" Non-Governmental Organization, the NED, is massively intervening into the internal politics of China.

Allen Weinstein, who helped draft the legislation establishing NED, was quite candid when he said in a published interview in 1991: "A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA."

The Honorary President and founder of the UNPO is one Erkin Alptekin, an exile Uyghur who founded UNPO while working for the US Information Agency's official propaganda organization, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as Director of their Uygur Division and Assistant Director of the Nationalities Services.

Alptekin also founded the World Uyghur Congress at the same time, in 1991, while he was with the US Information Agency. The official mission of the USIA when Alptekin founded the World Uyghur Congress in 1991 was "to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics in promotion of the [USA] national interest..." Alptekin was the first president of WUC, and, according to the official WUC website, is a "close friend of the Dalai Lama." [Note from SOTT Editors: Actually, WUC was founded in 2004. The only other organization founded by Alptekin in 1991 apart from UNPO can be ETUE. See here and here for more details.]

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The Chinese government's response was massive in its scale, but as we've seen from the above footage, it was also merited.
On July 5, a Sunday in Xinjiang but still the USA Independence Day, July 4, in Washington, the WUC in Washington claimed that Han Chinese armed soldiers seized any Uyghur they found on the streets and according to official Chinese news reports, widespread riots and burning of cars along the streets of Urumqi broke out resulting over the following three days in over 140 deaths.

China's official Xinhua News Agency said that protesters from the Uighur Muslim ethnic minority group began attacking ethnic Han pedestrians, burning vehicles and attacking buses with batons and rocks. "They took to the street...carrying knives, wooden batons, bricks and stones," they cited an eyewitness as saying. The French AFP news agency quoted Alim Seytoff, general secretary of the Uighur American Association in Washington, that according to his information, police had begun shooting "indiscriminately" at protesting crowds.

Two different versions of the same events: The Chinese government and pictures of the riots indicate it was Uyghur riot and attacks on Han Chinese residents that resulted in deaths and destruction. French official reports put the blame on Chinese police "shooting indiscriminately." Significantly, the French AFP report relies on the NED-funded Uyghur American Association of Rebiya Kadeer for its information. The reader should judge if the AFP account might be motivated by a US geopolitical agenda, a deeper game from the Obama Administration towards China's economic future.
In our June installment, we highlighted the role organisations like the NED play in co-opting nationalist independence movements and encouraging dissent in the name of human rights and democracy, worthy causes by name, but funded and directed towards subverting regimes unfavourable to US 'national interest'. It is the public relations cover behind which clandestine operations channel military aid to groups trained in methods of terror. In the case of Iran, Jundullah and the People's Mujahideen of Iran were the recipients of such funding and training from the CIA, while the NED nurtured 'cultural and education ties' with Mousavi and civic groups in preparation for "the moment" when their organisational capacities could be activated to bring people onto the streets in order to topple the regime 'from within.'

Similar activities are seen in western intelligence cultivation of separatist movements towards weakening China's influence in central Asia. Tibet we know about. But the riots in Xinjiang have brought to light a parallel operation targeting China through American support for the self-declared government-in-exile of East Turkestan.

There were attacks on Chinese embassies in The Netherlands and Germany, while the Turkish government had strong words for the Chinese government's handling of the riots, castigating its security clampdown in Urumqi:
Beijing criticised Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday over his comment last week that the Chinese repression was "like genocide". He even threatened to take China to the UN Security Council over the issue.

Erdogan's remarks inflamed a wave of anti-Chinese protests on the basis of pan-Turkic nationalism, which views Xinjiang or East Turkestan as an ancestral homeland for the Turks for over 1,500 years. In Istanbul on July 12, about 5,000 people turned out, holding Turkish flags and the flags of the short-lived East Turkestan republic that broke away from China in the 1930s. They called for a boycott of Chinese-made goods, a proposal made by Turkish industry and trade minister Nihat Ergun last week.

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Turkish demonstrators wave flags of Turkey and Xinjiang a.k.a. East Turkestan during a protest to condemn the recent killings in China's Xinjiang Uighur region, in Istanbul, Turkey on July 12
Turkey is an important base for exiled Uighur activists. The ideological components of pan-Turkic nationalism reflect the ambitions of the Turkish bourgeoisie to expand its political and economic influence in Central Asia and the Caucasus, especially in the Turkic-speaking states like Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan that were established after the collapse of Soviet Union in 1991.

While the Chinese government had not formally protested against Turkey, the state-controlled media has invoked Turkey's own record of ruthlessly suppressing Kurdish separatist movements, including its military incursion into northern Iraq in 2007.

China Daily on Tuesday demanded that Erdogan withdraw his genocide remarks as "irresponsible and groundless". The People's Daily on July 14 reported that patriotic Internet users, a layer of middle-class nationalists cultivated by the Chinese regime, "feel insulted by Turkish actions and suggested that China should change its attitude towards the Kurdish Workers Party and support their appeal for independence, so as to make Turkey pay a heavy political price".

The Turkish-based English daily, Hurriyet, warned on July 10 that Ankara's support for Uighur nationalists would offend not only China, but its ally, Russia, which shares Beijing's interests in suppressing separatist insurgencies in Central Asia. "If Turkey were to go beyond calls to respect human rights in the region, and appear to be supporting Uighur separatism, it is clear that this will rebound with China referring to the Kurdish issue and minority rights in this country," the Hurriyet noted.
Besides the breathtaking hypocrisy of a government responsible for brutal 'ethnocide' against its own people accusing another of doing likewise (when in fact, it did no such thing), Turkey's 'brotherly' consideration of the Uighur people in western China is another reminder of covert US involvement in destabilising the region. Although effectively gagged by the US government, brave whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds has creatively got around her court order to not reveal the details of a high-level spy ring she uncovered by publishing photos of prominent players in her Rogues' Gallery on the internet. Amongst current and former career politicians, military men and spooks is an interesting character by the name of Anwar Yusuf Turani, apparently elected Prime Minister of the government-in-exile of East Turkistan - otherwise known as Xinjiang province - established in the Press Club on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., in 2004. Alongside the NED's funding of Rediya Kadeer and Erkin Alptekin's being on the payroll of the CIA, Turani's US privileges reinforce Edmonds testimony concerning the use of Turkey as a thoroughfare for US trafficking of arms (including nuclear weapons technology), drugs and terrorism into and out of central Asia. With massive military assistance and prominence within NATO guaranteed by the US, the Turkish establishment lusts for a return of its Ottoman past, perhaps led into the bargain by whispers of a future role as overseer of a pan-Turkic Federation bringing together the various Turkic nations stretching eastwards to Xinjiang province a.k.a. East Turkistan.

China's responsible handling of the riots provoked an even stronger reaction from an Algerian-based branch of al CIA-duh:
The most reactionary response came from Algerian-based Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which called for attacks on the 50,000 Chinese workers in the country and Chinese personnel across northwest Africa. Three weeks ago, the group ambushed a convoy of Algerian security forces protecting Chinese engineers, killing 24 Algerians.
Once again Al-Qaeda™ demonstrates its incredible versatility as it evolves to suit imperial state interests. Beyond this cameo appearance however, US-created terrorist organisations look set to play a significant role in destabilising China. Chinese media didn't fail to notice this connection:
Evidence shows Uygur separatists who orchestrated the July 5 riots in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, have close relations with the Afghanistan-based Al-Qaida.

The riots that claimed 184 lives and left hundreds of people injured, took place immediately after the US and allied forces launched their fresh offensive in Afghanistan. They are not coincidental because terrorist groups in Central Asia have always had close connections.
Investigative journalist Eric Margolis reports that:
A group of Uighurs - Chinese muslims from Xinjiang province in Western China - were being trained by Bin Laden to go and fight the communist Chinese in Xinjiang, and this was not only with the knowledge, but with the support of the CIA, because they thought they might use them if war ever broke out with China.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, then National Security Adviser to the Carter administration, author of "The Grand Chessboard, American Primacy And It's Geostrategic Imperatives", now 'advisor' to President Obama (Left); CIA agent and trainer of US-controlled reaction forces in Brzezinski's 'Arc of Crisis', Tim Osman a.k.a Osama bin Laden (Right)
In 2001, with CIA backing, Bin Laden himself... was working with the CIA and training these anti-Chinese Muslims.

Afghanistan was not a "hotbed of terrorism"; these were commando groups, guerrilla groups, being trained for specific purposes in Central Asia. These people were paid by the CIA, they were armed by the US, these Chinese muslims from Xinjiang.

The CIA was going to use them in the event of a war with China, or just to raise hell there, and they were trained and supported out of Afghanistan, some of them with Osama bin Laden's collaboration. The Americans were up to their ears with this.
So we see the US encircling China through its support of 'human rights and democracy' for secessionist movements within China. If this layer of activity takes place just below the 'official' threshold, then the creation and manipulation of fundamentalist Muslim organisations originates from the depths of clandestine CIA operations. Xinjiang is essentially the latest disturbance along Brzezinski's "Arc of Crisis":
President Carter's National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski formerly called his arch-plan "the Arc of Crisis" and today calls it "the Zone of Instability." It calls for stopping Eurasian integration through manipulating tribal, ethnic, and religious axioms to destroy nation-states, beginning especially in the Middle East.
Engdahl notes how the timing of this covert attack on China and coincides with Xinjiang's geo-strategic importance to American dreams of regional hegemony:
Is it merely coincidence that the riots in Xinjiang by Uyghur organizations broke out only days after the meeting took place in Yakaterinburg, Russia of the member nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as Iran as official observer guest, represented by President Ahmadinejad?

Some of China's most important oil and gas pipeline routes pass directly through Xinjiang province. Russia and China are discussing major natural gas pipelines from eastern Siberia through Xinjiang into China. The oil and gas pipelines [between] China and Central Asia are instruments of strategic 'linkage' of central Asian countries to China's economy. That Eurasian cohesion from Russia to China across Central Asian countries is the geopolitical cohesion Washington most fears.
Ultimately, however, 'Washington' fears no such thing. Provided the interests of its constituents - supranational corporate interests, not the American national interest - are met, the Powers That Be care not who writes the laws nor whose imaginary border their pipeline passes through. For these insiders, all bets are hedged. The corporate representatives in Pipelineistan negotiations front conglomerations of vast wealth whose interests are interlinked and cross-owned with the other players at the table. Territorial disputes do not concern them because their power transcends borders. None of them stand to lose because they follow a game theory strategy of cooperation at the expense of the ordinary people of nations. The foundering of nation-states into factional units is reflected at all levels of human relations as the ties that bind normal humanity are harnessed towards the consummation of total power.

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The plan of action: next moves on the chessboard, brought to you by the Secret Team
Under cover of darkness this organised greed reaps all for itself, installing its totalitarian programs as people reel from successive systemic shocks, and ultimately move the Pathocracy one step closer to total world domination.

The players at the chessboard do not see the whole board. They may wishfully think they do. They do not realise that they are eternally out-manoeuvred by something more dominant in the power-hierarchy than they. They do what they are programmed to do; they react to circumstances in essentially identical fashion - they are individual reaction machines, whose actions, when taken together, appear to suggest conscious design behind every move on the chessboard. How much of this is consciously directed by any one group or set of powerful individuals is as yet undeterminable, partly because the trauma experienced during events engineered to produce "intolerance and cruelty are needed to guarantee the 'cover-up'" of the true perpetrators. "A certain kind of 'human being' acts on behalf of this cover-up. A certain kind of human being acts as the playing pieces in the 'Secret Games of the Gods.'" (p.40, Almost Human, The Wave - Book 7, Laura Knight-Jadcyk)

Beseiged Gaza

Nowhere embodies rampant intolerance and cruelty like Israel. Its stranglehold over the Palestinians continues unabated, for all the good pleading with the fascist regime will do to halt, let alone reverse, illegal Jewish settlements and lift its inhuman siege of Gaza. With the possible exception of Iran, no government of normal man can bring sufficient pressure upon Israel to grant the people of Gaza even a modicum of mercy, so it is left to upstanding world citizens of conscience to engage the Beast directly and shed light on the horrendous plight of suffering in Gaza.

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Woman of the people
In late June 21 human rights workers, with the support of people from around the world and despite successive trials of their will, set sail from the port of Larnaca in Cyprus, destination Gaza. It was a small. symbolic effort to bring token humanitarian relief to a population abandoned by the international community of states and left to bleed and weep in agony following Israel's brutal massacre earlier this year.

Amongst them was Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, hoping to reach Gaza for the first time following her earlier attempt in December last year. The Israeli Navy rammed that humanitarian effort, nearly sinking the SS Dignity and all onboard. Astoundingly, Israel faced no recriminations of any kind as its attempted murder of a former US presidential candidate in international waters.was quickly drowned out by crimes of a far higher magnitude it was gleefully executing against a defenceless people. With Al Jazeera journalists and camermen onboard the SS Spirit of Humanity, would such Israel display such callous disregard for human life and invite international condemnation once again?

Well, the Israelis didn't try to sink the boat, but they did hijack its crew in international waters and kidnap them to Israel.
"This is an outrageous violation of international law against us. Our boat was not in Israeli waters, and we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip," said Cynthia McKinney, a former U.S. Congresswoman and presidential candidate. "President Obama just told Israel to let in humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, and that's exactly what we tried to do. We're asking the international community to demand our release so we can resume our journey."
The only help forthcoming from the Zionist Occupied Government of America was a miserable attempt to prevent the Free Gaza movement's boat from leaving Cyprus in the first place.

Cry for the Prisoners of Gaza


While the Spirit of Humanity's crew were held in Israeli prisons for several days, President No-Change sent some more billions Israel's way so that it could upgrade its weapons program and doubtless fine-tune the kill rate of innocents in time for the next season of slaughter.

Pirates of the Mediterranean
We send ships against Somalian pirates, why not against Israeli ones?

When it comes to Israel, the American government is a puppet state. It does what it is told.

The US Department of Justice (sic) prosecutes American citizens and charities for sending aid to Palestinians on the grounds that Palestinians, if not everyone a terrorist, are governed by terrorists.

Americans think that they are a superpower, but in fact they are a stupor-power. A puppet state if truth be known.

There is a great deal of evidence, even in Time Magazine that Israel is a child abuser. "God's Chosen People" routinely abuses captured Palestinian children. The Israelis also abuse Palestinian children by shooting them down in the streets.

Don't take my word for it. The Geneva-based Defense for Children International says, according to Time Magazine, that "the ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian child prisoners appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized, suggesting complicity at all levels of the political and military chain of command."

The same week that "our" government in Washington told the Governor of California "not one red cent," President Barak Obama handed over $2.775 billion to Israel.
... weapons now proven to have been deliberately aimed at Palestinian men, women and children in the aforementioned slaughter.

With the rest of her crew home safely in their respective countries, how fitting that Cynthia McKinney, an American, a prisoner of conscience, a renowned politician, someone who ran for President of the USA only months before, should be last to be released from her captors.

Letter from an Israeli Jail, by Cynthia McKinney
During Operation Cast Lead, U.S.-supplied F-16's rained hellfire on a trapped people. Ethnic cleansing became full scale outright genocide. U.S.-supplied white phosphorus, depleted uranium, robotic technology, DIME weapons, and cluster bombs - new weapons creating injuries never treated before by Jordanian and Norwegian doctors. I was later told by doctors who were there in Gaza during Israel's onslaught that Gaza had become Israel's veritable weapons testing laboratory, people used to test and improve the kill ratio of their weapons.

Zionism has surely run out of its last legitimacy if this is what it does to people who believe so deeply in human rights for all that they put their own lives on the line for someone else's children. Israel is the fullest expression of Zionism, but if Israel fears for its security because Gaza's children have crayons then not only has Israel lost its last shred of legitimacy, but Israel must be declared a failed state.

The policy of the United States must be better, and while we watch President Obama give 12.8 trillion dollars to the financial elite of the United States it ought now be clear that hope, change, and 'yes we can' were powerfully presented images of dignity and self-fulfilment, individually and nationally, that besieged people everywhere truly believed in.

It was a slick marketing campaign as slickly put to the world and to the voters of America as was Israel's marketing to the world. It tricked all of us.

Has Israel become the place where dreams die?
For the Palestinians at least, it would appear so . . .
Gaza residents 'live in despair' due to continuing blockade, says Red Cross

Another sick child dies in Gaza, bringing siege death toll to 349

Six months later, no reconstruction in Gaza

Israeli Army kidnapped 380 Palestinians in June

Israeli troops prevent French medical team from entering Gaza

Israel refuses to let 5-month old baby from Gaza leave the Strip with his mother and sister
Cynthia McKinney shed tears with the abandoned Ethiopian women she met languishing in Ramleh Prison and in her sorrow came to see the cold hard truth of Zionism. What has become of Palestine is what the end of the road looks like for the spirit of humanity, for Gaza and the West Bank are more than weapons laboratories; they are the final product of Pathocracy, the culmination of thousands of years of Pavlovian social engineering.

Neutralizing a Nation
As much as this conflict is about the political dimensions everyone knows all too well, it is also about the forced transformation of the Palestinians from a revolutionary, resisting people to a nation that must submit to Israel's dictates in order to survive. Basically, because the Palestinians live under Israeli military rule, it is Israel that ultimately calls the shots, not only on the bigger issues but on nearly every aspect of daily life.

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Prisoners in their own land: Israel's fascist wall torments Palestinians in the West Bank as they stand in line for hours every morning.
Take for example, applying for a permit to enter Jerusalem or Israel proper. The overwhelming majority of Palestinians who apply for day permits are workers who cannot find jobs in the Palestinian territories or opt for construction or other skilled work with an Israeli employer because of better pay. Many others also need permits, mostly because their places of work require crossing into east Jerusalem. Obtaining a permit is a long, arduous and frankly humiliating process. The first step is applying for a magnetic card, which then enables you to apply for any of the multitude of permits (work, airport, medical, business, family reunification, etc.).

This magnetic card is basically a police report, complete with mug shots and fingerprints. Anyone can get a magnetic card as long as you have a Palestinian ID card and the proper application. The catch is in applying for a permit. If this police record shows any "black mark", that is a stint in Israeli prisons for political activity, political affiliation or even a relative who has taken on a life of "struggle," your application will be duly denied. This is not to mention that once you are "in the system" your record can be pulled up at any given time with a simple electronic hand check or swipe of the almighty magnetic card.

What's worse, Israel has newly enforced a "law" that obligates all those with permits (and magnetic cards) to punch in at the electronic stalls at checkpoints while reentering the West Bank. Most permits are from 5:00 in the morning until 7:00 in the evening, which are about the hours needed for a laborer to travel inside Israel, work his shift and cross the line again into Palestinian territory. If the permit-bearer does not punch in his/her magnetic card, their permit will be revoked for an unlimited amount of time the next time they try to cross into Israel. The rule, Israel claims, was set so as to avoid any Palestinians "illegally" overstaying their permit hours.

What Israel is so cleverly doing is neutralizing an entire people, reeducating them to believe that the only way to survive is to submit to its dictates, to follow their directions so they can have jobs, feed their children and live in their own homes. Israel, by some twisted logic, is trying to convince the Palestinians that they are their best option for freedom.

Most importantly, even while we stand for our mug shots and fingerprinting, even as we swipe our cards at checkpoints, we must always keep in mind that Israel may be able to neutralize our actions but never our minds.
McKinney's perseverence in the face of adversity was rewarded later in the month when she finally reached Gaza, passing through the Rafah crossing from Egypt with the indefatigable George Galloway and his Viva Palestina convoy from the US:


Arafat Murdered?

Although Yasser Arafat has been dead since November of 2004, his shadow still looms large over Middle East politics. Even before his death, rumours and accusations raised by his mysterious illness swirled around him. The controversy was re-ignited this month by the release of a report by Fatah Secretary-General Farouk Qaddumi alleging a conspiracy between Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, Gaza strong man Muhammed Dahlan, Israel leader Ariel Sharon and the CIA to murder Arafat and others considered "problematic" by Israel. In return Abbas and his allies would assume power in the vacuum created by Arafat's murder.
According to the document, whose authenticity couldn't be verified independently, Sharon told Abbas and Dahlan during the meeting that Arafat should be killed by way of poisoning.

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Dahlan (left), Abbas (right)
The transcript showed that Abbas protested, saying that murdering Arafat could complicate things and cause serious difficulties.

The Arabic version of the transcript showed Sharon saying the following to Abbas and Dahlan: 'To start with, we should kill all the military and political leaders of Hamas, Jihad, al-Aqsa Brigades and the Popular Front in order to create chaos within their ranks which would make it easier for you to finish them off.'

"The document presented by Kaddumi doesn't spell out the ultimate Israeli-American goal behind the liquidation of Arafat and the top leaders of the resistance. However, it is probably safe to deduce that endgame envisaged behind the alleged conspiracy was the creation of a collaborationist Palestinian regime whose central mission and raison d'etre would be to bully the Palestinian masses into accepting a "peace deal" with Israel that would allow the latter to impose its will and conditions on the Palestinians."
The report is circumstantially convincing with respect to the subsequent actions of those alleged to be involved, enough so that an inquiry has been re-opened into Arafat's death. Ostensibly the objective of the inquiry is to "give the Palestinian people new facts". Many have asked "Why now?" Why release information Qadumi has purportedly held for five years? Perhaps this is the beginning of another bid by Qaddumi for leadership of Fatah. There some who find this idea plausible:
"Farouq Qaddumi stated in his press conference that "Abbas must resign, he is involved together with Muhammad Dahlan, Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, and William Burns, U.S. Under-secretary for Political Affairs for the Middle East, in a conspiracy against Palestine and the Palestinians. The conspiracy included the poisoning of President Yasser Arafat, and the murder of the leaders of Hamas, Jihad, Fatah Brigades, and ending the Palestinian militant resistance".

Al-Qaddumi also accused President Abbas, the Israeli authorities, and the Americans of complicity in the assassination of the late President Arafat and various leaders of the Palestinian resistance. The accused crimes constitute complicity in genocide against the Palestinian people, because they eliminate viable political leadership.

Qaddumi also accused the Palestinian President of "tyranny" in his "unilateral actions" and "usurping the titles" of Arafat. He showed before his press conference a document which the deceased President Arafat had given him."
Abbas's allies reacted angrily to the Al-Jazeera's broadcast of the report and have banned the news organization from the city of Ramallah, where Arafat had been held under house arrest till several weeks before his death in a Paris hospital.

Farouq Qaddumi's motives appear to be varied. Removal of Abbas and his allies is one goal. He is also vehemently opposed to the Congress in the Occupied Territories, the first to be held in twenty years, saying that Abbas is widely seen as a puppet of the Israeli government. But despite the murky provinence of the report, few seem to doubt Qaddimi's personal integrity:
By all accounts, even Kaddoumi's opponents agree that the man is not known for lying. He has an exceptionally unblemished financial record, and despite his age, still manages to capture the minds and hearts of young Palestinians because he is committed to military resistance against Israel, unlike Abbas.

Kaddoumi is famed for having refused to return and live in Ramallah or the West Bank so long as the Palestinian state is not announced, and often mocks the limited statehood granted to the Palestinians by the Oslo Accords of 1993.

Recently, he tried organising an armed force loyal to him to "save" the loyal elements of Fatah - an initiative that was strongly suppressed.

Whether Kaddoumi's accusations are true or not is unknown, but clearly the statement creates an unprecedented crisis for Fatah ahead of its much awaited congress.

Kaddoumi is furious that Abbas has called for the Congress in the Occupied Territories, arguing that it is illogical for a national liberation movement to convene its most important convention under Israeli occupation.

He claims that Israel, rather than Abbas or the PNA, will have the final say on who will attend the event. Abbas loyalists argue that Kaddoumi is trying to play spoilsport because he doesn't plan to attend the conclave.
The one incontrovertable fact is that, since Arafat's passing, the circumstances of the Palestinian people have steadily worsened. Villified by Israel and the US as an "obstacle to peace" in his lifetime, Arafat exemplified the patient strategy of a true statesman:
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Man of the people
What he represented was the reason he was removed: that Palestinians are one people, whether living under military occupation or in refugee camps. They have a right to self-determination, and they have fought hard for their liberty for generations, which is also a right. For a people to negotiate their way out of an occupation by diplomatic means alone, when the occupier is determined to hold on to their land, has no successful precedent. On the other hand, examples of successful negotiations once the occupier has accepted he must relinquish another's country are legion. Arafat's own much-used example was De Gaulle's 1958 call for "la paix des braves" with the Algerian armed liberation movement, the FLN. Arafat represented an important reality - peace will come when freedom is achieved for the Palestinians, and not one minute before.
The only solution his psychopathic opponents could come up with was murder.

By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Do CyberWar

Set against a background of media hystrionics about cybercrime and claims of multimillion-fold increases in 'cyberattacks' against American government and corporate websites, Team Obama announced the introduction of a new CyberSecurity Office within the White House, complete with Cyber Czar to coordinate policy. With its emphasis on 'defensive' strategy to counter the threat posed by those cybercriminals 'out there', we naturally wonder if the timing relates to the announcement earlier this summer of the Pentagon's new CyberCommand (CYBERCOM) unit, whose definition of the concept of 'defensive strategy' is somewhat more plastic. If past activities are anything to go by, we can expect the Pentagon to preemptively launch cyberwarfare against cyberterrorists by engaging in . . . cyberterrorism.

Never wanting to feel left out of imperial projects for total world domination, the UK followed up with an announcement of its own: "this [cyber security] work was previously handled by an office related to the security services, and it will now be widened out." In other words; we are making overt what we've been doing covertly for some time because the conditions are now suitable for us to come out and tell you that we hate you and seek to watch everything you do, say, buy and think in order to control you.

Every cyberwar needs good cyberwarriors. If soldiers are hired killers, then the Pentagon's virtual warfare requires hired hackers. Profiteers in death like Raytheon are only too happy to step up to the plate and announce its recruitment drive:
"President Obama recently announced that cyber security is one of our country's most urgent national security priorities," reads the ad. "Raytheon is answering that call by hiring more cyber warriors this year to help fight the digital cyber war."

Raytheon also has positions available for something called "media sanitation specialists."

The latter probably refers to workers skilled at erasing data from hard drives and other storage.
Lest there be any doubt as to the 'defensive' nature of these new weapons of mass disruption, the military makes it quite clear that it will be 'taking the battlefield to the enemy':
The Pentagon plan calls for an offensive capacity, one that will deploy cyber weapons against imperialism's adversaries [...] designating CYBERCOM a STRATCOM branch all but guarantees an aggressive posture.

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NSA: Meet the new boss, even worse than the old
Others within the defense bureaucracy are far more enthusiastic, and forthright, when it comes to recommending that cyber armaments be fielded as offensive weapons of war. Indeed,

Armed Forces Journal
featured a lengthy analysis advocating precisely that:
The world has abandoned a fortress mentality in the real world, and we need to move beyond it in cyberspace. America needs a network that can project power by building an af.mil robot network (botnet) that can direct such massive amounts of traffic to target computers that they can no longer communicate and become no more useful to our adversaries than hunks of metal and plastic. America needs the ability to carpet bomb in cyberspace to create the deterrent we lack. (Col. Charles W. Williamson III, "Carpet Bombing in Cyberspace," Armed Forces Journal, May 2008)
Infected computers are referred to as "zombies" that can be controlled remotely from any point on the planet by "master" machines. Unwary users are often "spoofed" by hackers through counterfeit e-mails replete with embedded hyperlinks into "cooperating" with the installation of malicious code.

While criminals employ botnets to generate spam or commit fraudulent transactions, draining a savings account or running-up credit card debt through multiple purchases for example, botnets also have the capacity to launch devastating distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks against inadequately defended computers or indeed, entire networks.

In other words, should an "individual theatre commander" desire to suddenly darken a city or wreck havoc on a nation's electrical infrastructure at the behest of his political masters then by all means, go right ahead!
These operations will deny, degrade, disrupt, destroy, or deceive an adversary. We will enhance our capabilities to conduct electronic systems attack, electromagnetic systems interdiction and attack, network attack, and infrastructure attack operations.
Simply put, the Pentagon intends to build an infrastructure fully-capable of committing high-tech war crimes.
And the best part about it is. . . CyberCommand will be placed in the capable hands of the NSA, that same ubiquitous behemoth super-spy agency responsible for spying on millions of American citizens during the Bush years. It becomes apparent that Obama's Cyber Czar office for cyber crimes is really political cover for the entrenchment of everything illegal the media created a false hoopla over towards the end of Bush's reign.

'Cyberterrorists' conveniently christened the new regime by hacking websites in a Denial of Service (DoS) attack we are told continued for several days. Sites affected were located in South Korea and the US, the most high-profile of which was the White House website, hit on July 4th no less. While a US government spokesman reassured us on the one hand "that these types of Internet attacks happen everyday on government networks", that government sites were unaffected and that it was premature to say whodunnit, South Korea's intelligence agency immediately fingered North Korea as the source.

As we noted at the time,
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Kim Jong Il as the bad guy marionette puppet in the movie Team America, World Police
the nature of global IT systems are such that 'cyber attacks' can be made to appear to come from any source. Given the benign effects this attack produced, we think it more probable that this was an 'in-house' test of operational capabilities, especially coming so soon after the White House announcement that CYBERCOM is operational and will soon be interfering with internal affairs in a country near you.

Furthermore, framing North Korea conveniently fits its current role as useful bogeyman and deflects attention from certain other countries currently deploying cyber attacks in geo-political hotspots.
Well the Americans got one thing right when they said it was premature to identify the source of the attacks, because an investigation later found the source to be the UK:
We found a master server located in UK which controls all of the 8 C&C servers to make a series of cyber-attack last week. So the source of the attacks has been identified to be in UK. The existence of master server has never been reported before.

there have been 166,908 zombies from 74 countries around the world that have been used for the attacks.
Remember what was said above:
Infected computers are referred to as "zombies" that can be controlled remotely from any point on the planet by "master" machines. Unwary users are often "spoofed" by hackers through counterfeit e-mails replete with embedded hyperlinks into "cooperating" with the installation of malicious code.
This appears to be how this 'false-flag cyber operation' was executed.

Given that it was South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) which jumped the gun to lay the blame at North Korea's feet, we should perhaps bear in mind that the NIS was
"trained-up fierce" by the CIA and the Pentagon, the South Korean intelligence service has been involved in some of the worst human rights abuses in East Asia.

In 1980, the Army's feared "Black Beret" Special Forces and the KCIA were given a 'green light' by Washington to suppress a pro-democracy uprising in the southern city of Kwangju in which some 2,000 students and workers were massacred; hundreds more were "disappeared," tortured and imprisoned.
Cyberwarfare takes many forms, ranging from Israel's round-the-clock "internet warfare team", a veritable army of paid liars trolling internet websites to ward off any criticism of Israel's slow genocide of Palestine . . .
"To all intents and purposes the internet is a theatre in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and we must be active in that theatre, otherwise we will lose," said Ilan Shturman, who is responsible for the project.
. . . to sabotaging a counterpart's systems through botnet or DoS attacks of varying sophistication:
In the late 1990s, a computer specialist from Israel's Shin Bet internal security service hacked into the mainframe of the Pi Glilot fuel depot north of Tel Aviv. It was meant to be a routine test of safeguards at the strategic site. But it also tipped off the Israelis to the potential such hi-tech infiltrations offered for real sabotage.

"Once inside the Pi Glilot system, we suddenly realised that, aside from accessing secret data, we could also set off deliberate explosions, just by programming a re-route of the pipelines," said a veteran of the Shin Bet drill." So began a cyberwarfare project which, a decade on, is seen by independent experts as the likely new vanguard of Israel's efforts to foil the nuclear ambitions of its arch-foe Iran.

"Cyberwar has the advantage of being clandestine and deniable," Scott Borg, director of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, which advises various Washington agencies on cyber security.
We naturally wonder if Israel and the US are already targeting Iran's systems with "real sabotage"? Think of the pivotal role new media played in "amplifying the effect of (and the impression of) internal protests" following the presidential election and the two airplane 'accidents' in quick succession this month, resulting in the deaths of 185 people. US psychopaths-in-power have even called for precisely the scenario outlined above by the Shin Bet officer:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a leading Republican hawk, called Sunday for the United States to "sabotage" Iran's oil and gas industry to trigger an economic crisis that would bring about regime change.
While the corporate media gently breaks this 'new' sphere of cyberwarfare to the public mind by making the whole concept seem 'a-ways-off', in reality . . . it's not. Cyberwarfare is here and now, and it offers unlimited potential for clandestine activities that are difficult to trace or which can easily be made to appear to originate from designated third-party nation-states or 'terrorists'.

James Corbett has written an excellent report examining the potential, even probable, misuse of technology that may have played a crucial role in destabilising US defense systems on 9/11 - a parallel "Cyber 9/11" that explains the radar jamming, NORAD standing down and general systems confusion that took place on that fateful day. FBI agents were blocked from pursuing this thread from on high:
What the cyber security establishment does not want you to know is that the most incredible cyber terrorist story of all time began 15 years ago. And it centers on 9/11. The establishment is interested in suppressing this story because it demonstrates that the very investigative bodies that are clamoring for more power on the pretext of the "cyber terror" hysteria are the exact same bodies that failed to investigate the documentable links between government-designated terrorists and a software company with direct access to some of the most sensitive computer systems in the United States. FBI agents whose investigation into this story were suppressed have even said that these investigations could have prevented 9/11.

"Enterprise architecture software" refers to a computer program that allows someone to look at all of the data produced throughout an organization's structure in real time. This effectively gives the program user a god's-eye view of an enterprise, allowing for the mapping, visualization and analysis of all transactions, interactions, systems, processes and personnel in the entirety of a business or agency.

The utility of such software for organizations of all stripes should be obvious enough. It is unsurprising, then, that numerous government agencies and powerful corporations were hungry for this software in the 1990s.

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For two years prior to 9/11, Ptech [an IT firm contracted through DARPA to use enterprise architecture software] was working to identify potential problems or weaknesses in the FAA's response plans to events like a terrorist hijacking of a plane over U.S. airspace. Ptech had free reign to examine every FAA system and process for dealing with the exact type of event that was to occur on 9/11. Even more incredible, researcher Indira Singh points out that Ptech was specifically analyzing the potential interoperability problems between the FAA, NORAD and the Pentagon in the event of an emergency over U.S. airspace.

Ptech also presumably had operational information about the systems that the FAA, NORAD and others employed during crisis response exercises like Vigilant Guardian, the NORAD exercise that was taking place on 9/11 and included simulations of hijacked jets being flown into New York and hijacked jets being flown into government buildings. This is significant because there is every indication that just such drills were confusing NORAD's response to the real hijackings that were taking place that day.

In short, Ptech's software was running on the critical systems responding to the attacks of 9/11 on 9/11 itself. The software was designed for the express purpose of giving its users a complete overview of all the data flowing through an organization in real time. The father of enterprise architecture himself, John Zachman, explained that with Ptech-type software installed on a sensitive server "You would know where the access points are, you'd know how to get in, you would know where the weaknesses are, you'd know how to destroy it."
Going back to the early 1980s similarly valuable software-turned-spyware, called PROMIS, designed to extract data from the systems of both enemy and ally, left a trail of destruction linking the CIA and Mossad to clandestine activities. You can watch a three-part video of the forerunner to today's brand of cyberwarfare here. There's nothing new under the sun it seems . . .

Wars of Attrition
Oceania was at war with Eurasia; therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.

- 1984, George Orwell
Candour was the flavour of the month as July witnessed the bloodiest month since Afghanistan was invaded in 2001. Elected by the people to end the wars, Obama has repaid Americans' trust by expanding the wars to significantly more barbaric proportions. That these are resource wars is now quietly acknowledged, the New York Times reporting that, "a total of 8 of the world's 10 top non-state oil companies are competing for licenses to help develop six oil fields and two natural gas fields" in Iraq, the very same companies instrumental in promoting the invasion of Iraq even before 9/11.

US Vice President Joe Biden was appropriately sent to celebrate Independence Day with the troops withdrawn from Iraq's cities last month. Well, kind of:
Biden presided over a swearing-in ceremony for 237 soldiers, who were becoming US citizens. Speaking of the ceremony, Biden said, "We did it in Saddam's palace, and I can think of nothing better. That S.O.B. is rolling over in his grave right now."

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There has been an assumption that all US military bases within Iraqi city limits would be moved. For example, US Army Forward Operating Base Falcon, home to 3,000 US troops, is clearly within the city limits of Baghdad. But US military officials, working with Iraqis in the US-supported Iraqi government, have other ideas. "We and the Iraqis decided it wasn't in the city," a military official told the Christian Science Monitor. Thus, city lines are redrawn, to the convenience of the US military, to render certain bases and forward operating bases "outside" of Iraqi cities.

Meanwhile, the Democratically controlled Congress just passed a war-spending bill that allocated over $100 billion more for the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the military (and military contractors) in Iraq is busily expanding and augmenting new bases in rural areas of Iraq. In fact, they are even building new bases in Iraq.

It is clear that Iraq is further down the road of Balkanization, a plan that Biden has supported for years - to have Iraq split into three rump states.
More troops, more money and more weapons naturallly translates to more human carnage:
More than 50 people killed in Iraqi bombings

Afghan deaths, troop casualties soar in first days of new US offensive

Afghanistan: seven UK deaths in one week

Two days of US drone attacks kill nearly 80 in Pakistan

Six security personnel, 44 militants killed in Pakistan

More than 50 people killed in Iraqi bombings

The War Must Go On! Bombs in Baghdad, Tal Afar kill at least 41
We've come a long way from chasing one man in a cave:
It is remarkable that even as the Obama administration has escalated the war, it has virtually dropped the original pretext that was used to justify it.

What ever happened to Osama bin Laden?

The dropping of the original pretext for the invasion poses the question: with what purported legal justification has the US government and its allies continued and escalated the war? The truth is they have none. Nothing remains but the reality of an imperialist war of plunder and domination.

The US-led occupation of Afghanistan and the terrible violence engulfing Pakistan is the culmination of 30 years of American imperialist intrigue in Central Asia to establish strategic and economic dominance over the resource-rich region.
Although Afghanistan has no oil, it's strategically centered in Pipelineistan. We also know that it's useful to the CIA's black-ops fundraising capabilities because it is the world's heroin factory, while another angle is that the US presence in Afghanistan, at Israel's request is vital to flanking Iran.

All of these things play their part on the chessboard. But can these motives, even taken together, satisfy our hunger to understand why war remains the primary method of delivery for outcomes that evidentially produce no positive net results for any of the individual protagonists involved?

The wheels come off "the good war" in Afghanistan
The biggest military operation by the British military since the invasion in 2001 was always as much a propaganda exercise to sell the war to the British people, two thirds of whom oppose the war in Afghanistan, as a military exercise with coherent aims. As even the pro-war Observer newspaper commented, "The reality is that the war in Afghanistan is increasingly aimless and lacking in coherent strategy."
Lobaczewski observed that "the practical value of our natural world view generally ends where psychopathology begins." Anyone trying to understand why wars develop, while still harnessed within the boundaries of his natural world view, will never escape the circular logic that keeps him from seeing the whole. A British soldier refusing to return to Afghanistan had this to say:
Glenton added that Afghans showed many of the same characteristics as British soldiers, such as "robustness, humour, utter determination and unwillingness to take a step backwards". He added: "However it is these qualities, on both sides, which I fear will continue to cause a state of attrition. These will only lead to more heartbreak within both our societies."
To most this is an absurdity that cannot be reconciled, try as they might, within their worldview. From a human perspective, there never was and there never will be any reason for invading and slaughtering millions of innocent people. For the psychopathic mindset that indulges warcraft as an end in itself, however, there is no difficulty finding purpose in this "state of attrition"; for them humanity reduced to cannon fodder is the intended outcome of wars. Sure, wars are financially rewarding ventures, but the profit motive is preceded by an even more elementary motive: they are premeditated acts of mass murder.
Pathocracy survives thanks to the feeling of being threatened by the society of normal people, as well as by other countries wherein various forms of the system of normal man persist. For the rulers, staying on top is therefore the classic problem of "to be or not to be." Thus the biological, psychological, moral and economic destruction of the majority of normal people becomes, for the pathocrats, a 'biological' necessity.

Many means serve this end, starting with concentration camps and including warfare with an obstinate, well-armed foe who will devastate and debilitate the human power thrown at him, namely the very power jeopardizing pathocrats rule: the sons of normal man sent out to fight for an illusionary "noble cause." Once safely dead, the soldiers will then be decreed heroes to be revered in paeans, useful for raising a new generation faithful to the pathocracy and ever willing to go to their deaths to protect it.

- Political Ponerology, Andrew Lobaczewski
We were told bin Laden was hiding in the caves of Afghanistan. He wasn't. We were told the Taliban has terrorist training camps bent on committing more 9/11s. They don't. We were told Saddam had WMDs. He didn't. For those who didn't buy these cover stories, there remains the unpleasant, yet palatable insight that greed motivates our leaders into imperial resource wars. If we would only choose our leaders more wisely, this wisdom would somehow translate onto the world stage. Wishful thinking. These are all cover stories spun to prevent us from seeing the truth. The game is rigged folks, as the late George Carlin would say. The real Taliban - fundamentalist Muslims with a perverted understanding of the Koran coupled with a lust for power - are allied with the imperial forces of occupation. Karzai's band of warlords is riddled with terrorists in all but name. The enemy "insurgency" is the Pashtun people; stateless men, women and children surrounded by the forces of the true Axis of Evil. Granted they have inferior weapons, but their vast experience fending off foreign invaders makes the Pashtun - in the context of the AfPak theater - Lobaczewski's "well-armed and obstinate foe that will devastate and debilitate the human power thrown at them." On and off, the British government has been trying to crush the Pashtun into submission for over a century.

Creating Hescostan in Kabul
This peculiar, well-established fact underlies the current war in Afghanistan: the United States sponsored both sides. Just this week, the Obama administration first claimed it had no grounds to investigate General Abdul Rashid Dostum's infamous 2001 massacre of Taliban prisoners, even though Dostum seems to have been on the CIA payroll at the time, and his troops were backed by U.S. military operatives. Everything that happens in Afghanistan is based on (1) a lie, (2) an illusion, or (3) both. Then throw in mass illusion as well, carefully constructed so that each person tells others only what they want to hear.

"What kind of government doesn't protect its own citizens?" The answer is: a government that's bought, paid for, and answerable to outsiders, a government that has neither the need nor the inclination to care for its citizens.

"Our government is a puppet of foreigners. That is why we expect nothing from it."
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Should either side's stomach for the fight wane, the organisers of this blood-sport deploy their substitutes in the form of counter-terrorists and flying robots, eventually provoking retaliation and a renewed spiral of violence. The goal is not "to win" because for the psychopaths in power who devise the plan of action, the war is already "won" from the moment it begins. They profit from each death, regardless of the colour of the uniform, or whether the victim was wearing one at all. Their goal is to maneuver the playing pieces in order to maximise the kill ratio of both sets of humans.

Fresh propaganda must be injected intravenously to maintain the momentum of a steady stream of money and blood. As the death toll increases, so must the propaganda. But its focus at this stage is less about selling the wars than brusquely pronouncing that they are here to stay.The biggest assault on the AfPak front to date was launched amid much jingoistic fanfare. Like every other Operation Bravura in these wars, it produced no gain but more destruction.

British 'Defence' Secretary: More British troops will die in Afghanistan - Get used to it
"Let us be under no illusion. The situation in Afghanistan is serious, and not yet decided. The way forward is hard and dangerous. More lives will be lost and our resolve will be tested."

"This is not going to happen tomorrow, nor in a few short weeks or months. If we are to succeed, we will need both the courage and the patience to see it through. There is no defined end date - only an end state."
Hired gun David Kilcullen: The Australian helping to shape a new Afghanistan strategy
"We are looking at ten years at least in Afghanistan, and that is the best case scenario and at least half of that will be pretty major combat. This is the commitment needed, and this is what people in America and Britain should be told, and they should be told that there will be a cost involved."
Blood Thirsty: Biden Warns of More 'Sacrifice' in Afghanistan
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said in an interview broadcast Thursday that more coalition troops would die in Afghanistan but that "the war is worth the effort we are making and the sacrifice that is being felt."
In happier times, economic downturns were situations to be fixed or avoided with prophylactic measures, but in the economy of Pathocracy the reverse is desirable because unemployment drives people into the few remaining 'healthy' sectors revolving around the military-security complex's pursuit of war.
Any war waged by a pathocratic nation has two fronts, the internal and the external. The internal front is more important for the leaders and the governing elite, and the internal threat is the deciding factor where unleashing war is concerned.

- Political Ponerology, Andrew Lobaczewski
The orchestrators of these wars of attrition know that the ultimate "state" is not achieved with the acquisition of foreign resources nor the "democratisation" of the occupied populations, but the total submission of their own host population. The ranks of returning war veterans, rife with severe cases of PTSD and psychopathies, are central to the Pathocrats' internal war game of controlling a population:
A genuinely damaged, even psychopathic layer, taught by the military to kill and abuse, has been let loose in American society, with untold consequences. If the Persian Gulf War, a skirmish by comparison, helped produce mass murderer Timothy McVeigh, what kind of havoc will the current unending wars create? All the official lies about the "wonderful" work "our men and women in uniform" are doing, and doing in the name of "the American people," can't conceal the ugly and quite horrifying truth.

Brutal imperialist war, which involves the suppression of an entire population, creates the conditions in which young men and women commit horrendous acts. As the Denver Post notes, "More than half of the charged or convicted soldiers said they had seen war crimes during their deployments that included the killings of civilians."

The responsibility for those war crimes lies with the military high command, the White House and the American ruling elite in general. Were there the slightest democratic inclination within the mass media or the political establishment, demands for trials on crimes against humanity would dominate US political life. As it is, there is essentially silence.

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The Army "trains you to be this way. In bayonet training, the sergeant would yell, 'What makes the grass grow?' and we would yell, 'Blood! Blood! Blood!' as we stabbed the dummy. The Army pounds it into your head until it is instinct: Kill everybody, kill everybody. And you do. Then they just think you can just come home and turn it off."

"Toward the end, we were so mad and tired and frustrated.... You came too close, we lit you up. You didn't stop, we ran your car over with the Bradley." The newspaper continues: "If soldiers were hit by an IED [improvised explosive device], they would aim machine guns and grenade launchers in every direction, [one of the convicted soldiers, Anthony] Marquez said, and 'just light the whole area up. If anyone was around, that was their fault. We smoked 'em.'"
Bear in mind that these reports provide only a glimpse of the battleground on the US homefront:
After coming home from Iraq, 21-year-old medic Bruce Bastien was driving with his Army buddy Louis Bressler, 24, when they spotted a woman walking to work on a Colorado Springs street.

Bressler swerved and hit the woman with the car, according to police, then Bastien jumped out and stabbed her over and over.

It was October 2007. A fellow soldier, Kenneth Eastridge, 24, watched it all from the passenger seat.

At that moment, he said, it was clear that however messed up some of the soldiers in the unit had been after their first Iraq deployment, it was about to get much worse.

"I have no problem with killing," said Eastridge, a two-tour infantryman with almost 80 confirmed kills. "But I won't just murder someone for no reason. He had gone crazy."

"All I know how to do is kill people"

"They trained them to kill, then when they didn't have enough men for the surge, they pushed these guys until they broke, then threw them away."
For those veterans who don't quite "break" or who successfully mask their trauma-based psychological injuries, there is ample opportunity for them to find their niche within the new economy:
The military is planning for a worst-case scenario (that's what the military does), and a worst-case pandemic outbreak scenario would involve gunpoint-enforced isolation, military-enforced quarantine zones and most likely the forced vaccination of nearly everyone. Those who resist the vaccinations would be arrested (or detained) and injected at gunpoint, then set free back into the population.
WHO's Flu?

This dark scenario is on the verge of becoming reality. The legal framework is long since in place for such a scenario in the US:
Barbara Loe Fisher warns in her article,
In some states, like Massachusetts, public health doctors have persuaded legislators to quickly pass pandemic influenza legislation that will allow state officials to enter the homes and businesses without the approval of occupants; to investigate and quarantine individuals without their consent; to require licensed health care providers to give citizens vaccines and to ban the free assembly of citizens in the state.
Banning free assembly?

Many do not realize that such laws even exist. But the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA), which was passed by many states in 2002, includes provisions that would allow state health officials to use the state militia to:
  • Take control of all roads leading into and out of cities and states
  • Seize homes, cars, telephones, computers, food, fuel, clothing, firearms and alcoholic beverages for their own use (and not be held liable if these actions result in the destruction of personal property)
  • Arrest, imprison and forcibly examine, vaccinate and medicate citizens without consent (and not be held liable if these actions result in your death or injury)

Creating a risk-free environment within which 'fast-tracked' vaccines containing lethally toxic substances are forced upon people by law is a recipe for disaster. Mass vaccination programs were announced in Norway, the UK, Germany and Australia. Norway had only 23 cases of the H1N1 flu when it ordered 9.4 million vaccines, two shots per citizen. The voice of reason struggles to be heard through the hysterical cacophany generated by the corporate media.
A mass vaccination programme moves ever closer. Orders have been placed; priority groups identified. There will be enough swine flu vaccine to inoculate the entire population, starting with NHS staff, in an attempt to halt the spread of the disease and save lives.

Vaccinating a large proportion of the UK population with an "experimental" swine flu vaccine will be a huge gamble. It may save lives and, more likely, prevent healthy adults from having to take a few days off work. It may also cause serious side-effects and deaths. It is a gamble that the current threat of the virus does not justify.

There is a case for offering the vaccine to those at risk, but not without informing them of the uncertainty over the vaccine's safety and effectiveness. To vaccinate the whole population would be a huge and foolhardy experiment for which there is currently no scientific rationale.
Ten Things You're Not Supposed to Know about the Swine Flu Vaccine
(At least, not by anyone in authority...)
  1. The vaccine production was "rushed" and the vaccine has never been tested on humans. Do you like to play guinea pig for Big Pharma? If so, line up for your swine flu vaccine this fall...
  2. Swine flu vaccines contain dangerous adjuvants that cause an inflammatory response in the body. This is why they are suspected of causing autism and other neurological disorders.
  3. The swine flu vaccine could actually increase your risk of death from swine flu by altering (or suppressing) your immune system response. There is zero evidence that even seasonal flu shots offer any meaningful protection for people who take the jabs. Vaccines are the snake oil of modern medicine.
  4. Doctors still don't know why the 1976 swine flu vaccines paralyzed so many people. And that means they really have no clue whether the upcoming vaccine might cause the same devastating side effects. (And they're not testing it, either...)
  5. Even if the swine flu vaccine kills you, the drug companies aren't responsible. The U.S. government has granted drug companies complete immunity against vaccine product liability. Thanks to that blanket immunity, drug companies have no incentive to make safe vaccines, because they only get paid based on quantity, not safety (zero liability).
  6. No swine flu vaccine works as well as vitamin D to protect you from influenza. That's an inconvenient scientific fact that the U.S. government, the FDA and Big Pharma hope the people never realize.
  7. Even if the swine flu vaccine actually works, mathematically speaking if everyone else around you gets the vaccine, you don't need one! (Because it can't spread through the population you hang with.) So even if you believe in the vaccine, all you need to do is encourage your friends to go get vaccinated...
  8. Drug companies are making billions of dollars from the production of swine flu vaccines. That money comes out of your pocket -- even if you don't get the jab -- because it's all paid by the taxpayers.
  9. When people start dying in larger numbers from the swine flu, rest assured that many of them will be the very people who got the swine flu vaccine. Doctors will explain this away with their typical Big Pharma logic: "The number saved is far greater than the number lost." Of course, the number "saved" is entirely fictional... imaginary... and exists only in their own warped heads.
  10. The swine flu vaccine centers that will crop up all over the world in the coming months aren't completely useless: They will provide an easy way to identify large groups of really stupid people. (Too bad there isn't some sort of blue dye that we could tag 'em with for future reference...)
You're also not supposed to know that the very things that likely do protect you from viral infection are not allowed to be marketed as protecting you from viral infection!
According to the tyrants at the FDA, the only products that may be marketed alongside the term "H1N1" are those products that either don't work or aren't available to most people.

If people were informed about the healing and protective powers of herbs, they would no longer remain enslaved by the medical establishment. Profits would be lost. Power would evaporate. This is why people can never be allowed to attain any real knowledge about herbs, superfoods or nutritional supplements. And the FDA will threaten people with imprisonment just to make sure they don't dare publish knowledge that the FDA does not want the people to see.
Children and expectant mothers returning to school this fall are first in line.

Guinea pigs: Oklahoma children to get swine flu vaccine
Some Oklahoma children will get a swine flu vaccine before it is available to the public. If clinical trials go well, the vaccine could be available in limited supplies by mid to late fall, experts said.

If the vaccines are not effective or if any problems are encountered in the production process, Blose said health officials will have to rely on backup plans: Washing hands, covering up coughs, avoiding crowds and ill persons staying at home.
If clinical trials go well? No doubt the FDA has already signed off on them, if indeed such trials are really taking place. Apparently they are - with vulnerable people of course. But how can any trials be carried out now when the WHO itself says any vaccine will not be ready for months? We're told children are particularly vulnerable and must therefore be inoculated first, but the available data suggests people who suffer from chronic inflammation are more vulnerable:
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland: "About 75 percent of patients have underlying conditions, and clearly obesity stands out as a statistically significant factor involved in the seriousness of the disease."
Confusion, as ever, is the name of the game. Contradictory information from a few powerful agencies can generate the perfect conditions for Big Pharma snake-oil sales job of staggering proprtions:
During its illicitly created pandemic, the WHO orders compulsory vaccines for all residents in the 194 participating countries, following 'recommendations' from an 'advisory vaccine group' comprised of executives from the large Pharmaceutical companies who are making billions in profits for supplying deadly vaccines while being impune from the devastations that will be created by the tainted vaccines. By falsely creating a pandemic, the WHO becomes the new global authority.

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Epidemiological data has been fabricated, falsified and manipulated by the WHO and the CDC in order to create a catastrophic emergency -- the so-called Swine Flu pandemic, threatening the livelihood of millions upon millions of people worldwide.

Data used to justify the WHO's worldwide pandemic has been extremely scanty in the least. With no evidence, the WHO asserted that a 'global outbreak of the lab bioengineered Swine Flu pandemic is imminent.'

After conducting viral tests on nose and throat swabs from eight New York students, Health officials concluded that several hundred children had the Swine Flu. Nothing was ever corroborated by laboratory tests. The Flu is a common disease. Yearly numbers of deaths related from the Flu by the WHO every year don't seem to add up either. More on the intentional data manipulation from the WHO can be found in this article from The Centre for Research on Globalization. Widespread incidences of the common flu appear to be being utilized by the WHO to generate data justifying the Swine Flu pandemic.

As previously noted, the Swine Flu vaccine could in all probability, kill a lot more people than the Swine Flu itself. Around 12,000 U.S. children will reportedly be used as guinea pigs for an experimental Swine Flu vaccine containing squalene, a deadly ingredient that has been linked to cases of Gulf War Syndrome and other deadly, debilitating diseases.
Bioengineered? If so, for what purpose? It seems a rather long way around to go for a making-money scheme, even if we already know that psychopaths profit from death. Which brings us to the $64,000 dollar question: is a Global Depopulation Program underway?
WHO has the authority to force everyone in those 194 countries to take a vaccine this fall at gunpoint, impose quarantines and restrict travel.

There is verifiable, clear and unambiguous proof that WHO supplied the live bird flu virus to Baxter's subsidiary in Austria, which was used by Baxter to manufacture 72 kilos of vaccine material in February.

Baxter subsequently sent this material out to 16 labs in four countries under a false label designating the contaminated product as vaccine material, so nearly triggering a global pandemic.

Because Baxter must adhere to strict biosafety level 3 regulations when handling a dangerus virus such as the bird flu virus, the production and distribution of so much pandemic material cannot have been an accident but must have been done by Baxter with criminal intent.

The Austrian police are now investigating after I filed criminal charges in April.

It is increasingly clear that WHO and Baxter are just elements in a much bigger criminal organisation that is moving forward in a synchronised and coordinated way to fulfil the "elite" agenda of global population reduction in the coming months and years while putting in place a global government of which WHO will be an arm.
The guy who wrote this is now Team Obama's Chief Scientific Advisor. Could a bioengineered 'Swine Flu' be the new method to advent a 'Human Cull'? Catherine Austin Fitts explains that it's all just economics to the psychopaths in power:
Overwhelmed by what was happening, I estimated the end result. My simple calculations guessed that we were going to achieve economic sustainability on Earth by depopulating down to a population of approximately 500 million people from our then current global population of 6 billion. I was a portfolio strategist used to looking at numbers from a very high level. Those around me could not fathom how all the different threads I was integrating could lead to such a conclusion. To me, we had to have radical change in how we governed resources or depopulate. It was a mathematical result.

[...]Lowering immune systems and increasing toxicity levels combined with poor food, water and terrorizing stress will help do the trick. A plague can so frighten and help control people that they will accept the end of their current benefits (and the resulting implications to life expectancy) without objection. And a plague with proper planning can be highly profitable. Whatever the truth of what swine flu is or vaccines rushed into production without proper testing and peer review, it is a way to keep control in a situation that is quickly shifting out of control.

In short, an epidemic can be used to offset the inflation of capital with increasing deflation of the value and income of labor and continual demand destruction. It is a great deal of time and money spent on something that will not help build a real economy. The disinformation and control opportunities are profound. They keep the slow burn going. It is the next, meaner face of "the establishment against the rest of society."
Does this sound paranoid to you? It should do, because the data paints a rather gruesome picture. Consider what we already know about Ethnic Specific weapons. Then ponder this unclassified CIA document from a meeting of "life science experts" in 2003:
According to scientists convened, other classes of unconventional pathogens that may arise over the next decade and beyond include binary BW [Bio-Weapons] agents that only become effective when two components are combined (a particularly insidious example would be a mild pathogen that when combined with its antidote becomes virulent); "designer" BW agents created to be antibiotic resistant or to evade an immune response; weaponized gene therapy vectors that effect permanent change in the victim's genetic makeup; or a "stealth" virus, which could lie dormant inside the victim for an extended period before being triggered. For example, one panelist cited the possibility of a stealth virus attack that could cripple a large portion of people in their forties with severe arthritis, concealing its hostile origin and leaving a country with massive health and economic problems.
If there is a cosmic connection to the Black Death then the sudden appearance of pneumonic plague towards the end of the month in China is truely a sign of the times, as well as a timely reminder that the hysteria surrounding "Swine Flu" may be a distraction from the higher probability no individual source will be the vector of attack.
Thousands of people have been placed in quarantine in north-western China after a man died of pneumonic plague.

Pneumonic plague is a virulent form of the disease that attacks the lungs. It can spread from person to person, or from animals to people.
Pneumonic plague is spread through the air and can be passed from person to person through coughing, according to the World Health Organization. It is caused by the same bacteria that occurs in bubonic plague - the Black Death that killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages. It is also more lethal, with a fatality rate of up to 100 per cent if left untreated, compared with 60 per cent for bubonic plague.

While bubonic plague - which is usually transmitted by flea bite - can be treated with antibiotics if diagnosed early, pneumonic plague is one of the deadliest infectious diseases. If the WHO is to be believed, humans can die within 24 hours of infection. According to a press release from Health Bureau of Qinghai Province, a team of experts was sent to the area and the outbreak is now under control.

Lesson number 1: Always expect attack

Lesson number 2: Know the modes of same

Lesson number 3: Know how to counteract same
There are many methods of corrupting human DNA, starting with EMF, vaccinations and ending with GM foods. Viruses are artificial nanotechnology created especially for this purpose:

In the balance of all things, there are also many safe, affordable, natural measures - both preventative and remedial - to counteract the effects of both virus and vaccine. Homeopathy worked before so it will probably work again. Miracle Mineral Solution has been getting rave reviews as a shotgun measure for fighting pathogens. Above all else though, long-term detoxification of the body through dietary changes, specific supplementation and the regular use of a far-infrared sauna seem the soundest way to cleanse the body of the underlying health issues that keep our immune system weak and at the mercy of the approaching health storm.

In whatever forms it takes - human-to-human contact, airborne pathogen or needle in the arm - the war against the immune system makes it imperative that we learn all we can about prophylactic measures that work against the very real dangers out there, then apply them while networking solutions with others.

Knowledge Protects, Ignorance Endangers

© Steve Alexander
Cropcircle photographed at Grey Wethers, near Temple Farm, Wiltshire, England. Reported 14th July.