Investigations by EIR [Executive Intelligence Review] have uncovered a planning apparatus operating outside the control of the White House whose sole purpose is to reduce the world's population by 2 billion people through war, famine, disease and any other means necessary. This apparatus, which includes various levels of the government is determining U.S. foreign policy. In every political hotspot - El Salvador, the so-called arc of crisis in the Persian Gulf, Latin America, Southeast Asia and in Africa - the goal of U.S. foreign policy is population reduction. The targeting agency for the operation is the National Security Council's Ad Hoc Group on Population Policy. Its policy-planning group is in the U.S. State Department's Office of Population Affairs, established in 1975 by Henry Kissinger. This group drafted the Carter administration's Global 2000 document, which calls for global population reduction, and the same apparatus is conducting the civil war in El Salvador as a conscious depopulation project.
"There is a single theme behind all our work-we must reduce population levels," said Thomas Ferguson, the Latin American case officer for the State Department's Office of Population Affairs (OPA). "Either they [governments] do it our way, through nice clean methods or they will get the kind of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran, or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it. "The professionals," said Ferguson, "aren't interested in lowering population for humanitarian reasons. That sounds nice. We look at resources and environmental constraints. We look at our strategic needs, and we say that this country must lower its population - or else we will have trouble".
And yet there is hope, which begins in awareness. And so we proceed...
Mass depopulation techniques I: Hunger Mongers
Two thirds of the world's 1 billion starving people live in Asia, where the lack of water has resulted in unprecedented food shortages that threaten the continent's ability to feed its growing population. Elsewhere, weird weather - chronic drought in Australia, Argentina and Kenya, excessive rain in the northeastern US, freezing summer temperatures in Canada - is contributing to the perfect storm of rising food prices and increasing scarcity, an unfolding disaster of truly pandemic proportions.
In 2003 the Pentagon issued a report entitled An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security, telling us how things would unfold in the 21st century:
Abrupt climate change is likely to stretch carrying capacity well beyond its already precarious limits. And there's a natural tendency or need for carrying capacity to become realigned. As abrupt climate change lowers the world's carrying capacity, aggressive wars are likely to be fought over food, water, and energy. Deaths from war as well as starvation and disease will decrease population size, which overtime, will re-balance with carrying capacity.The Pentagon sits at the epicenter of the US military-industrial complex and as such is one of the largest consumers of material resources on the planet. This fact hardly makes the Pentagon an impartial source for what is or is not the "carrying capacity" of the Earth's resources. This report was also written just after the US had launched its second resource war of the 21st century (the Iraq invasion). It is not surprising therefore that the portrayal of "population reduction" as a rebalancing act in a world at perpetual war over dwindling resources like oil, food and water has become political creed for those who want to stay in power. The following pearl of wisdom is attributed to Henry Kissinger: "Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world." Lest there be any doubt as to what the term "carrying capacity" means, here is Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, who has advised German Chancellor Angela Merkel on climate policy and is a visiting professor at Oxford University, explaining that mass depopulation would be the silver lining of "global warming" as people starve from devastating effect on the the food supply:
"In a very cynical way, it's a triumph for science because at last we have stabilized something - namely the estimates for the carrying capacity of the planet, namely below 1 billion people [...] What a triumph."Of course, what he really means is that this "cynical triumph" has been one of the goals behind the man-made global warming agenda all along. That one of the essentials for life can be transformed into a weapon for control was made explicitly clear by a representative of Korean conglomerate Daewoo when justifying the company's attempt to purchase the rights to vast tracts of arable farmland in Madagascar:
"We want to plant corn there to ensure our food security. Food can be a weapon in this world," said Hong Jong-wan, a manager at Daewoo. "We can either export the harvests to other countries or ship them back to Korea in case of a food crisis."Equally, these harvests can be withheld from a third party (the Korean population perhaps, or another country) as food stores become an essential bargaining chip in the psychopaths' war games. The prospect of exporting food so that another country thousands of miles away could use it as a weapon of economic destruction doubtless contributed to the Malagasy people's ire with its corrupt government which was toppled earlier this year in a military-supported coup. This deal may have fallen through, but similar transactions have been taking place globally as large corporations buy up remaining arable land. Disguised in politically palatable jargon about assisting developing countries by investing in their agricultural infrastructure, in reality we are witnessing a 'land grab' as self-serving interests both promote - and then respond to - fears of scarcity by hoarding food production. Scott Thill elaborates on the insanity of it all:
The bubble money has now moved on from housing and turned to the commodities markets, especially global food production. Given what that money did to the housing market, things don't look good for local communities whose land is being bought up by governments, sovereign wealth and hedge funds, and other investors on the hunt for real value in a hyperreal economy.Arable land is being plundered and removed from domestic food production and supply via deals made in total secrecy in countries where public access to information about the sale of their own land is non-existent. This land is being concentrated into the hands of international financiers, multinational conglomerates and government agencies. These financial vultures are amplifying the scarcity of food by capitalising on the negative prospects by short-selling on the commodities essential to life. In just the last six months an area "half the size of Europe's farmland" has been traded in Africa and Southeast Asia. Last year we saw food riots erupt. In the meantime the financial crisis has thrown another hundred million into the pit of despair. To the elite these people are "useless eaters", in reality however they are mainly hungry farmers or farm labourers. That's right: most of our food (in "developed nations") is produced by those most at risk from the relentless greed of the power elite, whose limited faculties of perception and wishful thinking prevents them from realising that they too will be swept under by the tsunami of social upheaval that is sure to follow.
Mutual interest is the opposite of what investor countries are looking for, which is a one-sided interest arrangement in which already-rich nations and investors, lost in a haze of wasteful consumption and economic and political corruption, hopscotch the world in search of naive hosts to feed upon. And whether it is rice or sugar cane or palm oil or other fuels for their bloated bodies or cars, they are not invested, literally, in the health and well-being of those hosts. They are survivalists in the purest sense, and survivors just don't share when they can hoard.
"Investors are looking at this as scarce land and water in a world of increasing scarcity," Woodall argued, "which is one reason they are pursuing it so actively. They're bringing the plantation mentality to the 21st century and driving people off their land. This is crazy stuff.
And don't think the effects of this will be confined to the third world. The 2008 census revealed a sharp increase in poverty in the US. Consider that the true effects of climate change, cooling temperatures, have shown signs of a shortening growing season in North America. There has already been a warning about a shortage of sugar - not a bad thing in itself, given its atrocious health impact - but what we're interested in here are indicators of negative food production. When we consider that one in nine Americans uses food stamps, that the true costs of cheap American food portray a way of life that is fiscally and environmentally unsustainable and that food shortages are on the horizon as a result of reduced growing seasons, it becomes apparent that all it will take is a little . . . push.
53 days without a spot, a record for which we have to go back 96 years to match. The growing evidence indicates that trends in cooling temperatures will continue. The catastrophic ramifications of food and fuel shortages will only be amplified by the very real possibility of a Dalton like solar minimum precipitating prolonged and severe cold seasons. Never one to miss out on conquering all obstacles, Monsanto will doubtless come up with an anti-freeze GMO seed to save us all.
It mightn't even require anything on a 'grand scale' to tip the balance: the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is running out of funds due to the plethora of bank failures:
Now if just a small portion of American bank depositors hear that the FDIC had to tap into the US Treasury for funds, and these depositors feel their banked money is at risk and want to withdraw some of it, the mother of all bank runs could ensue. This could create the day of reckoning that many have predicted. A short banking holiday would have to be declared and who knows what happens from there - troops in the streets, issuance of new currency, martial law? Don't think those in the Federal government haven't made plans for such an occurrence.One event that the US government has carefully laid plans for is the switch to a genetically modified diet. Thanks largely to the lobbying efforts of American agribusiness behemoths like Monsanto, facilitated no doubt by their man being placed at the head of the FDA, legislation long ago passed to regulate food quality has been successfully vectored (shades of Glass-Steagall) towards repressing the organic growth of locally produced, small-scale agriculture, embracing instead GMO crops as the saviour to the gloom cast over food production. Stephen Lendman warns that
Concentrating control in the hands of a few Agribusiness giants places everyone at risk. They plan world domination by patenting all life forms to force-feed GMO foods on everyone - even though eating them risks harm to human health.Not to be outdone, the British government is likewise preparing profit in death by priming its population:
Food crisis could force wartime rations and GMO diet on Britons
GMOs are going to create hunger and famine. The naked pathology behind this means of reducing the population is evident in everything Monsanto does. Farmers indebted to its terminator cycle of death are committing suicide in the tens of thousands in India. Monsanto's response? Charge the peasants as much as 42% more for next season's "intelligent" seeds, thus bringing Monsanto's anticipated profit margins in line with grain futures in the commodities market. Disaster capitalism at its finest: fewer people, more profit and "carrying capacity" restored at a suitable equilibrium of our designation. A win-win outcome for all (psychopaths)!
Mass depopulation techniques II: Imagine if Swine Flew
But of course you couldn't have a proper 'war on the people' without a devious strategy - such as attacking from multiple flanks at the same time, whilst hiding behind smoke and mirrors, the fog of covert war.
Among the scare tactics (which could also be attempts to condition us for what lies ahead) the UK government is preparing a series of mass graves to cope with a second outbreak of swine flu in the autumn. The scenario sounds eerily similar to what happened in the Middle Ages, when people died in huge numbers from bubonic plague and the "Black Death" (the cause for which has probably been covered up - but that's another story). That should send a message, but will the people hear it?
swine flu vaccinations and the National Guard acts out a "readiness drill" at a Maine high school to prime people for riots of panicked people in need of treatment - complete with tear gas.
All these measures are being contemplated in spite of the fact that the WHO has announced that the swine flu outbreak seems to have peaked in most of the southern hemisphere - where, as you know, winter occurs at this time of the year - and that the "overwhelming majority" of patients continue to experience mild illness at worst. You would almost think that our benevolent governments want to have a pandemic involving some form of mass death - and/or that they know such an event is coming and that swine flu is just the cover story to convince us that it is an 'unfortunate but natural event.'
And yet, if its role is to confuse, not inform, we can observe that the WHO suffers from a strange case of multiple personality disorder. The above announcement seems to reassure us that things are not as bad; but then it also added that doctors from the southern hemisphere are reporting a severe form of swine flu that goes straight to the lungs of otherwise healthy young people, and as many as 15 percent of patients infected require extensive hospital care. At least some experts cautiously adopt a more moderate tone:
"The WHO is certainly putting the fear of [God] in people with this type of release," said William Muraskin, a professor of urban studies at Queens College in New York, who is a specialist in international health. "The description by the WHO is similar to lung infections that claimed so many young people during the 1918 pandemic."Furthermore, the organization's director Margaret Chan went on interview with Le Monde on the same day and declared that "this virus travels at an unbelievable, almost unheard of speed," that is, four times faster than usual. "All governments must prepare for the worst," she said. In other words, be afraid and get your shot in the arm. Someone is to benefit from such words.
Dr. Julie Gerberding, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noted, "Severe pneumonia occurred in 1918 too, but we cannot confirm the pathophysiology is the exactly the same."
And Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health, one of the government's preeminent figures on swine flu, told ABC News' Brian Hartman, "The severity should not be anything near what we saw in 1918 -- again, underscoring that things can change.
"But if what we're seeing now is predictive of what we'll be seeing in the fall and the winter this looks like a mild to moderate, not a very severe, pandemic."
The US government is taking steps to counter a supposed delay in the arrival of swine flu vaccine by searching for factories that can get more of the liquid into syringes faster, in spite of the fact that a rushed vaccine is even worse than an already dangerous 'carefully prepared' one. Remember, there is a business to be made out of anything. Who gains from a swine flu vaccine?
Pharmaceutical companies in the business of making swine flu vaccines include Baxter International, Sanofi-Aventis SA, Novartis, and GlaxoSmithKline. Jefferson notes that Glaxo will be charging about $6 per dose while it costs the company about $1 per dose to produce the vaccine. That's a nice profit for the drug giant. When asked to comment about its profit margins, a Glaxco representative noted the company "did not recognize the figures."the killing? Perhaps that is the idea? Maybe those who are in a position to know better understand that the 'solution' is worse than the problem, as only a third of UK nurses are apparently willing to take the swine flu vaccine, while British doctors are concerned that it is linked to a deadly nerve disease called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe.
Several months ago, a lone voice in the scientific wilderness tried to highlight the evidence that "swine flu" showed all the signs of having been artificially developed in the lab. The WHO quickly shut him up, and out.
War on People and Taser Teasers
There are also plans for those of us who survive whatever awaits around the corner. Here are a few timely reminders that the war on people - once sold to the public as the 'war on terror' and necessary for our own protection - is still active.
In Judge Dredd style, the Australian government is planning to empower police to break into suspects' homes without pre-approval from a judge and to also make it more difficult for suspects to claim bail, all in the name of the holy counter-terrorism crusade, of course. There are yet more signs that the judicial system is ill in other countries. Take US Justice Antonin Scalia who argues that
This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is "actually" innocent. Quite to the contrary, we have repeatedly left that question unresolved, while expressing considerable doubt that any claim based on alleged "actual innocence" is constitutionally cognizable.You know that a legal and judicial system suffers from ponerization when legalistic arguments are used to produce doctrines that run directly counter to the spirit of the law. We don't have too look far to see how this produces flagrant abuses of power. A 2004 report by the CIA's inspector general reveals that agency interrogators conducted mock executions of terror suspects. Will they still call them 'harsh interrogation techniques' when threatening a prisoner with death violates US anti-torture laws? Perhaps the CIA's increasing need to bypass the law is what is making the agency outsource some of its dirtiest jobs to the likes of Blackwater.
Political systems that preach about human rights but practice torture must resort to deception to get away with it. In a shameful episode, German police siezed three young Muslim men in a small village in 2007, along with 730 kg of hydrogen peroxide, apparently enough to make 550 kg of explosives. The public was told that these three 'terrorists' and a fourth wanted to bomb US military and other facilities in Germany on behalf of the 'Islamic Jihad Union', an alleged terrorist group based in Uzbekistan. But guess what?
The supposedly dangerous group members have emerged as no more than some muddle-heads. They had no links whatsoever to international Islamic terror groups.We are not surprised though. This has happened in the past. Remember the 2006 Miami 'terror plot'? This was entirely fabricated by an undercover FBI agent and forced onto a small gang of petty criminals, who were then paraded as a "dangerous terrorist cell" that had been successfully dismantled. If you've never read about the case, you will be surprised at how farcical it turned out to be.
"No Islamic chief villain...in Pakistan or somewhere else influenced the group," says Hans Leyendecker, one of Germany's top investigative journalists. "Its members are dumb, narrow-minded young men who hate the U.S."
Moreover, the fifth member of the group, yet to be captured, has been described as a Turkish national known only as Mevlut K. He now appears as an informer of the Turkish national intelligence organisation (MIT, after its Turkish name). He was the key figure in the plot, according to confessions by other members of the Sauerland group.
But ridiculous as it is for those with eyes to see, provocation through deception is the trademark tool of power. Perhaps while surfing the web you happened to stumble upon the blog of a racist conspiracy theorist and radio host named Hal Turner. He eventually got himself arrested, and now we have learned from his lawyer that this curious white supremacist was trained by the FBI as an agent provocateur. On that note, we wonder if Republican representative Paul Broun (Georgia) is playing a similar role, consciously or not, by suggesting that Obama's 'socialist elite' "might use a pandemic disease or natural disaster as an excuse to declare martial law" in order to "take over" - which doesn't mean that disasters and martial law are not in the cards, mind you, but certainly not in the way Broun would like us to think.
With this show of smoke and mirrors, can you blame us for being so cynical about the true intentions of our leaders? Can you blame Claire Swinney, a New Zealand journalist, for believing - with good reason - that 9-11 was an inside job? Reasonable people cannot, but in her country she was labelled "delusional" and held in a psychiatric ward for this very reason. Kafka couldn't have made that one up.
Now lets have a closer look at a particularly insidious aspect of the war on people; one as shocking as a few hundred thousand volts.
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote these famous words in his preamble to the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of HappinessLynn Hunt, Professor of Modern European History at UCLA, in the lecture given March 7, 2008, Inventing Human Rights, states that Jefferson's assertion of human rights "relies on a claim of self-evidence". She then points out that this "gives rise to a paradox. If equality is self-evident, why did this assertion have to be made, and why was it made in certain times and places? How could human rights be universal, if they are not universally recognized?"
We are living in a time when the self-evidence of human rights is no longer self-evident, at least to 'the powers that be'. The rising use of tasers in law enforcement is testimony to that.
While it's self-evident to most that tasering an emotionally distraught and mentally ill man in a court of law for raising his voice while defending his right to due process constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. To the court officers who tasered him however, its quite normal.
It may also seem self-evident to most that tasering a fourteen year old girl whose only offense is to walk away from an altercation with her mother at a police station constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, but evidently not to the officer who tasered her.
It may seem self-evident to most that tasering a mother in front of her children after being stopped for a traffic violation would fall into the category of cruel and unusual punishment, but not to the officer who tasered her.
And although it might be self-evident to most that it is cruel and unusual punishment for police to use tasers on suspects who are already handcuffed apparently it was not to the officers who tasered them. Or to his superiors and ultimately those in government in the US.
If tasers were the safe alternative to firearms that the company which makes them claims they are, why have the following injuries occurred from taser use?
- A psychiatric patient who removed the barb from his skin and swallowed it.
- A pregnant woman who miscarried after a barb lodged in her abdomen.
- A 16-year-old boy whose skull was penetrated by the dart.
- A man whose lung was punctured after being shot in the chest.
- Two police officers who suffered compression fractures in their spines from
- A man who developed a twisted testicle.
The number of people who died after being struck by Tasers in the USA reached 334 between 2001 and August 2008.Apparently the standard model was not lethal enough, as a new one has been developed that can fire three barbs at once without reloading. The new model is soon to be released in the US and the UK:
"Tasers are not the 'non-lethal' weapons they are portrayed to be," said Angela Wright, US researcher at Amnesty International and author of the report. "They can kill and should only be used as a last resort.
"The problem with Tasers is that they are inherently open to abuse, as they are easy to carry and easy to use and can inflict severe pain at the push of a button, without leaving substantial marks."
Amnesty International's study - which includes information from 98 autopsies - found that 90 per cent of those who died after being struck with a Taser were unarmed and many did not appear to present a serious threat.
Many were subjected to repeated or prolonged shocks - far more than the five-second "standard" cycle - or by more than one officer at a time. Some people were even shocked for failing to comply with police commands after they had been incapacitated by a first shock.
In at least six of the cases where people died, Tasers were used on individuals suffering from medical conditions such as seizures - including a doctor who had crashed his car when he suffered an epileptic seizure. He died after being repeatedly shocked at the side of the highway when, dazed and confused, he failed to comply with an officer's commands. Perhaps we can soon expect to hear of people being tasered a second time because they would not obey an order to "stop shaking incoherently on the ground" as a result of the first shot.
As the controversy surrounding the use of these police weapons on people heats up, the company in Scottsdale, Arizona that manufactures the Taser has a new model out that will allow police to fire multiple barbed wires charged with electricity at one or more people, more like an automatic weapon. The new Taser gun will fire three times.Why is it that the above cases, all demonstrating the pain and suffering caused by tasers, have not proven self-evident enough for tasers to be outlawed?
Police say the older Taser stun guns have to be reloaded after one shot, and that creates a problem for officers who miss their target, though they are used at very close range. The company stated that the new Taser can strike more than one person simultaneously.
In her lecture, Dr. Hunt asks a question that seems to have relevance here:
"Why was it [the assertion of the self-evidence of human rights] made only in certain times and places?"Perhaps only certain conditions, like those found during the Enlightenment, are catalystic enough to effect change. However, we are not living in such a time. That the very concept of empathy was challenged by conservative Republicans during Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court confirmation hearings is an indication of how morally bankrupt the United States has become. Without empathy, and the conditions that foster it, there can be no self-evidence of human rights.
Consuming the heart of a nation
The New Jersey rabbis' organ trafficking scheme busted last month was the latest in a string of revelations over recent years. Remember this from 2003? Israeli doctors working in South Africa were receiving organs "from poor people in Brazil and Israel." Or this from 2001? Romanian authorities shut down an Israeli organ trafficking scheme disguised as a child adoption agency. Or this BBC investigation, also from 2001, linking Israel with organ harvesting in Moldova and Turkey. The Israeli army officer caught in the Brazilian harvesting operation told a Brazilian court that: "Israel financed organ transplants in other countries, primarily South Africa, through its national health services." He also said that an Israeli government official named 'Ilan' set him up with an intermediary in Brazil.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes is a medical anthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who has done extensive field research into 'transplant tourism'. She uncovered the trade in body parts spanning many countries, with all roads leading to Israel. She tried to alert the FBI in 2002, but they dismissed her evidence. Joseph Gannon writes that instead "the State Department issued a 2004 report which labeled organ trafficking an 'urban legend.' By contrast, authorities in other countries acted on her leads and made arrests."
Scheper-Hughes had better luck in Brazil and in South Africa, where law enforcement corroborated her findings and acted decisively.She recently told NPR radio that:
But the ring kept operating elsewhere. Scheper-Hughes visited villages in Moldova where, "20% of the men were siphoned off to be kidney sellers in this same scheme."
I had begun to unravel a huge network - a criminal network that really looks like, smells like, kind of a mafia. The head office of the pyramid scheme originated in Israel, with brokers placed in Turkey; in New York City; in Philadelphia; in Durban; in Johannesburg; in Recife, Brazil; Moldova - all over the place. And I used my ethnographic investigative skills to just go country-hopping and try to connect the dots.So what we have here are two separate organ trafficking routes connected through a 'Don' in Israel, Ilan Peri, who may or may not officially work for the government, but who's macabre industry is nevertheless fully endorsed by the medical establishment and health department of the Israeli government. The five American rabbis caught trafficking human organs in New Jersey were the American brokers of an international racket centered on Israel. Although widely reported in the US, the scheme was portrayed in the best light possible as being an unfortunate but necessary service bringing together impoverished people in dire financial straits with wealthy patients desperate to prolong material existence and unwilling to queue like everybody else for an ethically sourced organ transplant. "I am what you call a matchmaker," Rosenbaum told the FBI informant. The reality is very different:
Eventually, it brought me to Isaac Rosenbaum being the head broker for Ilan Peri in Israel, who is the don, basically, of the operation, and who is a slippery guy.
"He is the main U.S. broker for an international trafficking network," she said.That Israeli authorities were not involved in the investigation is unsurprising because Israel's entire medical and legal establishment sees little wrong with the practice and is renowned for its lax oversight of organ transplants. Prominent doctors in major Israeli hospitals steal and transplant organs as a matter of routine. It's difficult to escape the conclusion that the plundering of organs from bodies for sale to the highest bidder is 'kompletely kosher' in Israel, as it has been the epicenter of 'transplant tourism' for some time:
Her sources include a man who started working with Rosenbaum imagining he was helping people in desperate need. The man then began to see the donors, or to be more accurate, sellers, who were flown in from impoverished countries such as Moldova.
"He said it was awful. These people would be brought in and they didn't even know what they were supposed to be doing and they would want to go home and they would cry," Scheper-Hughes said.
The man called Rosenbaum "a thug" who would pull out a pistol he was apparently licensed to carry and tell the sellers, "You're here. A deal is a deal. Now, you'll give us a kidney or you'll never go home."
Israel has recently become something of a pariah in the transplant world. Without a strong culture of organ donation and under pressure from angry transplant candidates, the Ministry of Health has refused to crack down on the country's multi-million dollar business in transplant tourism that arranges junkets from dialysis clinics in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to medical centres in Europe and the United States.
Joseph Gannon first linked this story with Palestinian reports of people being killed and their bodies kidnapped by the IDF for "routine autopsies" in the Occupied Territories. This was followed two weeks later with an article by Swedish freelance journalist Donald Bostrom whose investigation related Palestinian reports of bodies of people shot and/or kidnapped by Israeli stormtroopers showing up days later minus vital organs:
In the summer of 1992 [...] young Palestinian men started to disappear from villages in the West Bank and Gaza. After five days Israeli soldiers would bring them back dead, with their bodies ripped open.Israel's hysterical reaction was met with the coolest of rebuttals from Sweden's foreign minister: "Our country does not work that way - and neither should it." The journalist Donald Bostrom chimed in:
Talk of the bodies terrified the population of the occupied territories. There were rumors of a dramatic increase of young men disappearing, with ensuing nightly funerals of autopsied bodies.
I was in the area at the time, working on a book. On several occasions I was approached by UN staff concerned about the developments. The persons contacting me said that organ theft definitely occurred but that they were prevented from doing anything about it. On an assignment from a broadcasting network I then travelled around interviewing a great number of Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza - meeting parents who told of how their sons had been deprived of organs before being killed. One example that I encountered on this eerie trip was the young stone-thrower Bilal Achmed Ghanan.
The families in the West Bank and in Gaza felt that they knew exactly what had happened: "Our sons are used as involuntary organ donors," relatives of Khaled from Nablus told me, as did the mother of Raed from Jenin and the uncles of Machmod and Nafes from Gaza, who had all disappeared for a number of days only to return at night, dead and autopsied.
We know that Israel has a great need for organs, that there is a vast and illegal trade of organs which has been running for many years now, that the authorities are aware of it and that doctors in managing positions at the big hospitals participate, as well as civil servants at various levels. We also know that young Palestinian men disappeared, that they were brought back after five days, at night, under tremendous secrecy, stitched back together after having been cut from abdomen to chin.
"Since Sweden is a democratic country, we have a constitutional right to print whatever we want to print. That is not a matter for the government. Actually, the government is not allowed to interfere in this case. The amazing thing is that the Israeli government should know that the laws of democracy mean that one democratic country cannot interfere with another. I think the Israeli govt has to read a book about democracy."Italy's foreign minister shamelessly announced that he brokered a deal with his Swedish counterpart, namely that Sweden had agreed to condemn the "anti-Semitic" article, even though no such deal had been made.
As Israel could not get Sweden to condemn the report, the American wing of the Zionist establishment was promptly mobilised. A suit was filed in Manhattan seeking damages of $7.5 million for "something Goebbels would have written" and US Senator Ben Cardin reminded Sweden of its "duty" to silence its press in matters that harm Israel's false image: "When major press outlets fail to meet their responsibility, and instead raise the specter of racism or anti-Semitism, then public officials are duty bound to speak out and condemn such blatant falsehoods." The fact that the Swedish paper was actually rising to its public duty to report Israel's crimes was obviously lost on the Senator, whose conversive reasoning typified the hysterical reaction.
Israeli Organ Harvesting: The New "Blood Libel"?
A 1990 article in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs entitled "Autopsies and Executions" by Mary Barrett reports on the grotesque killings of young Palestinians. It includes an interview with Dr. Hatem Abu Ghazalch, the former chief health official for the West Bank under Jordanian administration and director of forensic medicine and autopsies.Palestinian President Yasser Arafat told Al Jazeera in 2002 that the IDF was not only killing Palestinian children but also mutilating their bodies as they extracted vital organs: "They murder our kids and use their organs as spare parts. Why is the whole world silent? Israel takes advantage of this silence to escalate its oppression and terror against our people." Iranian news agency IRNA reported that, "in response to a question raised in the Israeli Knesset, Nissim Dahan, the Israeli Minister of Health, said that he "couldn't say for sure that something like that [extracting the organs] didn't happen."
Barrett asks him about "the widespread anxiety over organ thefts which has gripped Gaza and the West Bank since the intifada began in December of 1987."
He responded:"There are indications that for one reason or another, organs, especially eyes and kidneys, were removed from the bodies during the first year or year and a half. There were just too many reports by credible people for there to be nothing happening. If someone is shot in the head and comes home in a plastic bag without internal organs, what will people assume?"
investigated multiple times for a list of reprehensible practices, the least of which involves extracting organs from patients without the consent of families.
It's only now that a Western media outlet had the gall to break the censorship over the subject that the wrath of Israel is unleashed in Sweden's direction for 'sanctioning' such "vile accusations". Stealing organs from lesser beings is fine as long as your benefactors don't find out about it. Emboldened by the support shown from its government, Aftonbladet published a follow-up story revealing more details of the gruesome murder and treatment of "the young stone-thrower" Bilal Achmed Ghanan, only one of thousands pitted against the military Goliath that is Israel.
Kawther Salam, a Palestinian journalist of 22 years, weighed in with her testimony that hundreds of persons remain unaccounted for, their memories sealed along with their bodies in Israel's gulags:
My personal experience confirms what Mr. Boström wrote: while I do not know the particular case which he describes, it is typical for what the Israelis do in Palestine all the time, what is "normal" since the early seventies.It's notable that the Israeli government has taken the issue head on by openly challenging the Swedish government to publicly condemn the newspaper. Is it a lack of foresight that blinds the Israeli regime from seeing that this could only backfire as it becomes obvious to others that they have something to hide and that the story's claims are probably true? Or are they comfortable risking further acrimony against 'Diaspora Jews' because the worst that can happen is that more of them make aliyah and return to "the promised land"?
The Israeli military murders people all the time, and most if not all of the murdered are taken for "autopsy", many of them are buried in Israeli military cemeteries in numbered and secret graves.
Captain Eyal, Col. Fuad Halhal, Col. Amnon Cohen, Rafi Geoli and many of those mentioned above and many others were the ones calling the families of the murdered Palestinians, in the middle of the night to inform them about the bodies of their loved ones. These criminals were telling the Palestinian families that they "had worked hard to make it possible to release the bodies of their relatives from the military headquarters" - implying that it was a favor, and that the military commanders Shamni, Goldstein, Nagar, ... had ordered that the bodies should be buried in the dark and that "not more than ten persons" were allowed to be present at the funeral.
Often the relatives of the murdered people were screaming and shouting, as they had received an empty body stuffed with cotton. These criminal officers and their soldiers forced them to shut up.
All this criminal activity is not only a clear violation of the human rights, a horrendous crime against humanity, but a disrespect of the sanctity of life which can only be explained by the mental deficiencies of the perpetrators.
Most if not all the Israeli medical establishment knows what is going on, and they keep silence because they either get money, or they are rewarded in other ways for conniving in these crimes. This is confirmed because of repeated complaints of doctors from other countries because Israel is one of the few jurisdictions which does not forbid commerce with human organs and body parts.
Rather than simply denying the report's contents or promise an investigation, Netanyahu instead invited Sweden to consider how the truth could hurt Jews, likening the report to "medieval libels that Jews killed Christian children for their blood," an unfortunate choice of analogy given that, according to Israeli-Italian scholar Ariel Toaff, there is a factual basis for medieval allegations of ritual murder of Christians. Toaff was forced him to pull his book, Pasque di Sangue (Bloody Passovers), donate the proceeds to the Anti-Defamation League, then publish a revised edition. According to Toaff, the children's "blood bathed the altars of a God who, it was believed, needed to be guided, sometimes impatiently pushed to protect and to punish." Palestinian children could tell you there is nothing new under the sun. With each new revelation of organ theft, these "medieval libels" appear less libelous.
People speak of the "heart of a nation". And what of Israel's? Apparently it has none, at least none that it can call its own. What is currently the "heart of Israel" was unceremoniously ripped from the collective body of the Palestinian people over 60 years ago. That Israel continues this theft on an individual and physical level today is therefore hardly surprising, and in fact, strangely appropriate.
"Fun and Games" with the Secret Team
[T]he CIA's most important "Cover Story" is that of an "Intelligence" agency. Of course, the CIA does make use of "intelligence" and "intelligence gathering," but that is largely a front for its primary interest, "Fun and Games." The CIA is the center of a vast mechanism that specializes in Covert Operations... or as Allan Dulles used to call it, "Peacetime Operations." In this sense, the CIA is the willing tool of a higher level Secret Team, or High Cabal, that usually includes representatives of the CIA and other instrumentalities of the government, certain cells of the business and professional world and, almost always, foreign participation.
Join us for a tour around the world following the latest misdeeds of the Secret Team and Friends™ on behalf of the global pathocratic elite.
Colombia and Venezuela
will deploy soldiers to Colombia. Their alleged mission is to use advanced Predator drone technology to aid in fighting the drug trade and to combat terrorism. However, unless you are extremely naive, you would have to agree with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez that the move stinks of an attempt to encircle Venezuela, a country which for years now has dared to not dance to the tune of American Imperialism. Chavez warned that "the winds of war [are] beginning to blow," and we can understand why he feels that way as a few days earlier he stated that Colombia is sending soldiers across the border into Venezuelan territory.
The tension is palpable in the neighborhood. Ecuador has reinforced its border with Colombia as a preventive measure.
If you think that Ecuador and Venezuela are overreacting, consider that Colombia has been lately - unfortunately for Colombians - an exemplar of a country manipulated and controlled by US imperialism. Colombian soldiers have been practicing a trick they undoubtedly learned from the School of the Americas, "a U.S. Army training school that trains soldiers and military personnel from Latin American countries in subjects like counter-insurgency, military intelligence and counter-narcotics operations." In their zeal to pretend they are winning the war on drugs and rebels, the Colombian Army has been killing innocent civilians in order to present them as rebels or drug dealers. More than a thousand murders under such circumstances are being investigated, but the figure is obviously higher because 2,500 trade unionsists alone have met their deaths in such a way. The fact that trade unionists are targeted should give us a clue about who benefits from the crimes.
Colombia has the highest death rate for trade unionists in the world, with over 2,500 union members having been murdered over the past 15 years. Over 41 met their deaths in 2008 alone.In contrast, Venezuela managed to loosen the grip of the Axis of Evil since Hugo Chavez took power and as a result poverty in Venezuela has decreased by 22.6% over the past decade. This is the obvious reason that the global pathocrats are encircling Venezuela. How will the Secret Team and its masters have "Fun and Games" with the altruistic tendencies inherent in the socialist principle of redistribution of a nation's natural resources?
Many of these atrocities are carried out by the Colombian army in conjunction with paramilitary death squads. In what might seem surprising to some, it would also appear that such forces have been receiving military aid from the British government since the 1980s.
In late 2008, the Justice for Colombia (JFC) campaign published a report on British involvement in the Colombian military. The document alleges the UK's status as "reportedly the second largest donor of military aid to Colombia" and describes its relationship with the High Mountain Battalions, who have a "history of involvement in the torture and murder of trade unionists".
Liam Craig-Best, a member of JFC said: "There is not one reason for the UK's involvement but a set of reasons, one of these being economic...The two biggest foreign companies operating in Colombia are both British, those being British Petroleum and SAB Miller - the brewing company - whose presence is much larger than the American and Spanish multi-nationals currently investing there."
It didn't take an insider to see that the military coup in Honduras of late June had the blessing and support of the US. Patricia Valle, the deputy foreign minister of the ousted President Manuel Zelaya, has provided us with a further clue that this was the case by revealing that before heading to Costa Rica, the Honduran military plane that flew Zelaya into exile stopped to refuel at the Soto Cato air base (Palmerola) where at least 500 US troops are based.
As Seamus Milne observes,
Whatever prior traffic there may have been between the Honduran plotters and US officialdom, it's clear that the Obama administration could pull the plug on the coup regime tomorrow by suspending military aid and imposing sanctions. But so far, despite public condemnations, the president has yet to withdraw the US ambassador, let alone block the coup leaders' visas or freeze their accounts, as Zelaya has requested.Indeed. Can you imagine the coup taking place if the US government was as concerned about the death of fragile democracies in Latin America as it is about the non-existent nuclear weapons of Iran?
The Honduran people are well aware of the situation. Strikes are closing schools and grounding flights as farmers and trade unionists march in defiance of masked soldiers and military roadblocks - only to be met by an iron fist: demonstrators have been shot, more than a thousand people are reported arrested, television and radio stations have been closed down and trade unionists and political activists murdered. (Sound familiar?) A curfew has been reimposed in the capital.
So why is the "socialist" government of Obama not doing anything? Could it have anything to do with the logic of capitalism which dictates that the interests of transnational corporations are more important than the will and well-being of the people? Here is an interesting coincidence:
Earlier in the year Chiquita Brands International Inc. (formerly United Fruit) and Dole Food Co [both US companies] had severely criticized Zelaya for advocating an increase of 60% in Honduras's minimum wage, claiming that the policy would cut into corporate profits. They were joined by a coalition of textile manufacturers and exporters, companies that rely on cheap labor to work in their sweatshops.But that is not all. Pathological groups see a cake and they all hurry to steal a piece of it. According to human rights activist Andrés Pavón, Israeli Commandos are training the Honduran Armed Forces. It looks like the School of the Americas is making use of guest lecturers.
Afghanistan and Pakistan
The news from the so-called 'Af-Pak' war theater are not encouraging for the people of the area. There have been ongoing US drone attacks that typically kill a dozen people. Of course, we are always told that some al-Qaeda baddies were being targeted, but somehow innocent people - such as children - represent a high percentage of the casualties. The latest atrocity occurred just a few days ago as a NATO air strike killed as many as 90 people - nearly half of them civilians - during an attack on two hijacked fuel tankers.
Isn't it unfair that in a world in which the poor have no voice the 'proof' that their dead were either drug dealers or terrorists appears to be that they were murdered by the US or their allies? It would be bad enough if we were only talking about 'collateral damage', but the effects of US imperialism reach grotesque proportions when you consider that it created the problems it claims to be trying to solve. According to a US Senate report, as described by The Times:
In one of its most disconcerting conclusions, the Senate report says the United States inadvertently contributed to the resurgent drug trade ... by backing warlords who derived income from the flow of illegal drugs. ... These warlords later traded on their stature as U.S. allies to take senior positions in the new Afghan government, laying the groundwork for the corrupt nexus between drugs and authority that pervades the power structure today.May we add that the word "inadvertently" strikes us as, at best, naivete in the extreme on the Senate's part, at worst outright obfuscation of the truth.
Notwithstanding the chaos already created, the US is pumping up the propaganda in obvious preparation for a surge of military activity in 'Obama's war'. While the US military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, declared that the Taliban had gained the upper hand in the country, forcing the US to change its strategy by increasing the number of troops in heavily populated areas, Obama himself made a very convincing impression of George W. Bush's absurd speech patterns by arguing that the Afghan war secures America. In Obama's words,
We must never forget. This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans. So this is not only a war worth fighting. This is fundamental to the defense of our people.What follows is that the US and Nato are training Afghan soldiers and pouring $7.5 billion a year into a war everyone wants a piece of. The idea is to double the Afghan army to 240,000. Not that the Nato forces need any more soldiers, because
With recent announcements that troops from such diverse nations as Colombia, Mongolia, Armenia, Japan, South Korea, Ukraine and Montenegro may join those of some 45 other countries serving under the command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), there will soon be military personnel from fifty nations on five continents and in the Middle East serving under a unified command structure.Afghanistan must be important for some reason, then. And there is probably more than one, considering the geopolitical significance of the country. Karen Kwiatkowski, a writer and former U.S. Air Force officer, has declared that the US has an ongoing presence in Afghanistan because of its proximity to Iran, a country which poses no threat to the US but is certainly an annoyance for Israel.
Never before have soldiers from so many states served in the same war theater, much less the same country, and under the command of the US military and civilian leadership. NATO has always been a tool of the American empire.
There are a few indications that Obama's government has renewed interest in Africa. For starters, the 'Kenyan One' has chosen General James Jones as his national security adviser. Jones was one of the main architects of AFRICOM, which has the mission of planifying the Pentagon's military interventions in Africa. Paul I. Adujie explains:
"America's Africa Command, in conceptual terms and actual implementation, is not intended to serve Africa's best interests. It just happens that Africa has grown in geopolitical and geo-economic importance to America and her allies. Africa has been there all along.In regards to the remark about Nigeria, in May of last year the US Military held war games with the help of private military contractors and representatives from several NATO countries, Australia, and Israel. Two of the proposed scenarios were designed to test AFRICOM's ability to respond to crises in Nigeria and Somalia.
"There were, for instance, reports of how the American military, acting supposedly in partnership or cooperation with the Nigerian military, literally took over Nigerian Defense Headquarters....
"It is probably important to mention that the United States already operates at least three other commands, namely, the European Command (EUCOM), Central Command (CENTCOM) and Pacific Command (PACOM), therefore the Africa Command or (AFRICOM) will be the fourth leg of US military global spread.
"America's Africa Command is...machinery for Western governments to pursue their vaunted economic, political and hegemonic hemispheric influence at the expense of Africans as well as a backdoor through which Westerners can outmaneuver rivals such as China and perhaps Russia in addition."
Coincidentally, Somalia has been experiencing its worse humanitarian crisis in eighteen years amid an escalating war between insurgents and pro-government troops.
Given that the US Army has decided to maintain a 600 troop "counter-insurgency" unit in the Philippines, you would think that the Empire and its allies are interested in keeping the country at peace by supporting the government. But peace is not very profitable and not lots of "fun and games" for the Secret Team. It should not come as a big surprise then that Philippine coast guards seized a ship carrying Israeli guns, suspected of being destined for illegal syndicates and/or militant groups. By way of deception, those guys are everywhere, aren't they?
Meanwhile, and in spite of the fact that we no longer hear as much of Iraq as we used to - perhaps because of the psychological Barack effect, as if the problem had gone with Bush - Blackwater is still Armed in Iraq, truck blasts hit Baghdad ministries and random populated areas, killing 55 and wounding 300, and Al-Maliki survives an assassination attempt, said to be an inside job.
Overall, another success for the spread of democracy, they will say.
New Scientist publicised the threat dark comets pose to our little planet earlier in the year, quoting astronomer Bill Napier: "There is a case to be made that dark, dormant comets are a significant but largely unseen hazard." They followed this up recently with NASA's announcement that an amino acid has been discovered on a comet for the first time, supporting theories which posit a dual role for comets as both creators and destroyers of worlds. Separately, the National Geographic published research findings that suggest a comet swarm delivered earth's oceans.
And do you remember the 1996 meteorite that allegedly had fossilized bacteria? Although it was not generally accepted at the time, new analysis suggests the rock's Martian environment had the conditions conducive to life, as it was once covered by water at the right temperature to support life as we know it.
Jupiter's cosmic smash in July actually appears to have stimulated some in the mainstream media to consider the real threat posed by near Earth objects. The UK Times said that "near-Earth object defence is not a laughing matter. It's something the world needs to take extremely seriously." No laughing matter indeed.
While it's encouraging to see ideas whose time has come spotted along the fringes of public awareness, as long as the overwhelming use of resources is directed towards more efficient ways of killing, humanity's attention remains hopelessly distracted from the fact that we're one step away from extinction!
The UFO phenomena remains ever present. We receive so many reports of sightings that it becomes difficult to keep track of them! Here is a sample from around the globe this August.
. . . in South America
Two UFOs filmed by Vincente Lopez in Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Argentina: A UFO Over Coronel Suárez
Argentina: UFOs, Declassification and the Press
One hour showing of UFO´s in Peru
People in the southern Peruvian city of Tacna jammed radio broadcasts and emergency phone lines when a pair of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) appeared over the skies of this border city in South America.
. . . in North America
Mexico: UFO Photographed Over Morelos
Long Beach, California, traveling south-east. Recorded with a HD night vision camera:
US: Six Kansas witnesses 'shocked' by low flying black triangle UFO
US: Triangle UFO with 'bubble nose' reported over Walsenburg, Colorado
Many witnessed a fireball streak across the night sky in Canada on August 24th. Then in the US on August 30th, witnesses gave the following description of a sighting:
It was on fire and it was smoking. It had a long green trail behind it. You could see green and red flames trailing flames behind it. To me, it looked liked a meteor crashing, but my boyfriend thought it might be a falling satellite or a small plane crashing. We never actually heard a crash. There was no noise. If you hold a dinner plate out against the sky, that was the size of the object and it had 30 to 40 feet of flames behind it.. . . the UK
A UFO 'near miss' at Gatwick Airport, London coincided with release of MoD files describing similar incident 18 years ago. In total, hundreds of detailed reports of UFO sightings have been released by the British Ministry of Defence.
String of UFO sightings in North Wales
. . . Asia
UFOs Reported Over Eastern China
UFO filmed in South Korea
August was rockin' and rollin'...
3rd August: 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake hits Mexico's Gulf of California... in odd places around the US too
9th August: Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes Japan coast
9th - 13th August: Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes South of Tokyo; Third in Four Days
10th August: Earthquake Magnitude 7.6 - Andaman Islands, India Region
16th August: Earthquake Magnitude 6.7 - Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia
17th August: Earthquake Magnitude 6.8 strikes off Japan
27th August: New Zealand: Wellington rocked by two earthquakes magnitude 5.2 and 4.3
28th August: 6.4 Earthquake Jolts Qinghai, China
30th August: 6.6 Earthquake Jolts Samoa Islands Region
7th August: Earthquake Magnitude 4.9 - Offshore Northern CaliforniaBy the end of the month there was no respite for California's hemorrhaging economy as firefighters fought a raging battle with a forest fire that threatened to descend on Los Angeles.
18th August: US: Earthquake Magnitude 4.4 - Colorado
18th August: US: 2 earthquakes strike Colorado 1 day apart
27th August: US: Six earthquakes hit Oklahoma today
29th August: US: Earthquake Magnitude 3.2 - South Carolina
29th August: US: More earthquakes reported in central Oklahoma
And we can't leave out our man-made earthquakes:
The extent to which human activity is a causal factor in climate change may be grossly exaggerated, but that doesn't mean we do not produce direct and potentially harmful effects to both ourselves and the planet. The scramble for resources is upsetting an ecological balance and producing explosive effects.
Is Geothermal Drilling Causing Earthquakes?Meanwhile the Israelis and Americans are setting off powerful explosions deep under the Negev Desert. That can only mean one thing of course: they're "calibrating Israel's seismological equipment to give advance warning of earthquakes." Remind us again, what else is in the Negev Desert?
Quake Fears Stall Energy Extraction Project
At Fault: Did Drilling Cause Earthquakes at Cleburne Texas?
The Growth of Knowledge
Painful though it is to acknowledge the reality of psychopathic dominance of our world and unwelcome intrusion into our lives, here at SOTT we work on the principle that growing awareness of this reality goes hand in hand with growing awareness of our selves. The destructive influences unleashed in our environment will result in increasing stresses upon our physical, emotional and psychological health. That is why we emphasise the importance of making efforts to eliminate toxins with dietary changes. A breathing/meditation programme is now available for readers to add to their armoury. It is the product of a lifetime's work borne of scientific endeavour and creative inspiration. You can follow our forum thread to see how this program has already assisted many people.