The G20 crowns itself queen of the global economy, as our civil liberties are pawned off the board for the illusion of security.
If the audience is the human masses, they seem blithely disinterested in the high-stakes moves on the board and only vaguely aware that beneath the board itself Mother Nature is shaking the table, rattling the Earth and making waves.
September was yet another episode in the slow motion collision of humanity's tragic history and reality.
Playing Chess with the Usual Suspects
It was rather obvious that Obama's U-turn on the missile shield on Eastern Europe was to be used as a bargaining chip with Russia. Placing the 'shield' in Poland and the Czech Republic was a clear attempt to ensure US military dominance in the region and over Russian in particular. Now however, the US has backed down, changed course and decided to station Ballistic-missile defense ships in the waters around Europe instead (more on that further down). But what is Obama asking of the Russians in exchange for this rare example of US diplomacy? We have a clue from a report which appeared a few months ago in the Russian newspaper Kommersant, which reveals that Obama wrote to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell him that Russia's aid in resolving the 'threat' from Iran would make the missile 'shield' plans unnecessary.
Another clue comes from Israeli Prime Minister and notorious psychopath Benjamin Netanyahu's secret meeting in Moscow, which many read as a sign of an impending attack on Iran - and they may be right. We can picture 'Bibi' making the Russians an offer they couldn't refuse: get tougher on Iran, and we will gladly instruct Obama to take away those pesky rockets from Poland and the Czech Republic!
has hardened its stance on Iran, which includes endorsing additional sanctions against the country.
With Russia apparently out of the way (although one never knows with that wiley Putin at the helm), Britain, the US and France are free to step up the pressure. While Iran claims that IAEA rules apply to the new Qom nuclear site - and so far there is no reason to believe otherwise - the Axis of Evil is demanding visits to what it is called a 'secret' site. Their bellicose rhetoric is filled with indignation that Iran 'surprised' them with this second site, despite the fact that its location was well known as far back as 2006. This axis of proven liars argue that the Qom plant is "probably intended for producing highly-enriched uranium for weapons" because "it is too small for the kind of plant that would be needed to enrich the large quantities of uranium needed for a civilian power program...." However, the opposite argument has been used against the Natanz plant: that it's too big for civilian purposes.
Damned if they do, damned if they don't. But such is the logic used by these pathologically infested Westen powers when they MUST have war, at any cost. What's next we wonder; "Dear Iran, have you stopped beating your wife yet?"
In keeping with the neocon style, the intel is being fixed around the policy. Next thing you know Colin Powell will dazzle us all with a presentation at the United Nations showing blurry satellite pictures and badly hand-drawn pictures that 'prove' that Iran has got the bomb and is planning to use it in 45 minutes. Indeed, as Peter Symonds observes:
Obama's campaign bears an unmistakable resemblance to Bush's use of the weapons of mass destruction allegations in the run-up to the war against Iraq. Like the Iraqi regime, Tehran is confronted with an impossible task - to prove a negative, namely, that it has no plans for a nuclear weapon. The failure to find evidence in one place simply leads to lurid new allegations and fresh demands to allow more extensive intrusions by international inspectors that have close links to Western and Israeli intelligence agencies. The purpose of such demands is not to test the veracity of Iran's claims but to justify an escalating confrontation. [...]No sooner had the UN finally, after 60 years of muffled protest, formally censured Israel for War Crimes and threatened to refer the statelet to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, than up stepped Netanyahu to the podium. No doubt emboldened by Obama's immediate and predictable defense of the indefensible, Netanyahu felt confident enough to step up his rhetoric at the UN against what he called the "tyrants of Tehran": "The struggle against Iran pits civilisation against barbarism ... History could be reversed if primitive fanaticism acquires deadly weapons." This is good example of the donkey speaking against the evils of having long ears. It is a fact that Israeli Zionism is primitive fanaticism par excellence and one which is equipped with 200-400 nuclear weapons. It is also a case of outstanding hypocrisy on the part of the UN, as the Security Council called for all nations to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty, singling out Iran for criticism (which has no nuclear weapons), while allowing the five Security Council permanent members to keep their arsenal for the time being. But not only that; less than a week before, several of the UNSC members (including the US, which proposed the resolution), opposed a call for Israel to join the NPT.
The current campaign against Iran is not the product of a recent policy shift, but of longstanding plans. The tactics being followed by the Obama administration can be found in outline in a series of think tank studies by the Bipartisan Policy Centre, the Centre for a New American Security and the right-wing Washington Institute for Near East Policy last year. While varying in details, the reports all advised a steady escalation of diplomatic pressure followed by punitive sanctions, backed by preparations for military strikes.
Dennis Ross, who is well known for his pro-Israel views and links to Bush's notorious neo-cons, was centrally involved in all of the studies. He is currently Obama's top national security adviser on Iran.
Here is a 3-D reconstruction of the most dangerous weapons manufacturing plant in the Middle East: Dimona in Israel
Some of you might be thinking: "But we have been hearing about this imminent bombing of Iran for years and they haven't done it." Well, precisely. Perhaps that is part of the approach for deceiving a world population that is all-too-aware of the blatant lies that preceded the Iraq war. The pathocrats are counting on the fact that the masses of people have no long-term memory for political crimes. They also know they need patience and time to sell the unsaleable. Years of constant propaganda will make up for the lack of rational arguments and evidence. When it finally happens, they hope that fatigue and denuded willpower from successive rounds of shock treatment will anesthetize those who would protest and resist.
Ephraim Sneh has said that the indecisiveness of the US and European Union to adopt tough sanctions against Iran would "push Israel into a corner" (an imaginary corner of its own warped mind) where it would be compelled to attack. "By the end of the year, if there is no agreement on crippling sanctions aimed at this regime, we will have no choice." The Israelis have been busy lobbying around the world. The British newspaper The Daily Express is claiming that Saudi Arabia is "ready to allow Israel to bomb Iran's new nuclear site," citing a meeting between MI6 chief Sir John Scarlett (himself an architect of the Iraq war lies) and Mossad chief Meir Dagan. Would they be investing so much energy in harassing Iran if they had no intention of treating it the same way they treated Gaza in January? There is undoubtedly more than one group involved in the current "attack Iran" charade however. Very recently, national security adviser for former President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, stated that the Obama administration should tell Israel that the U.S. will attack Israeli jets if they try to attack Iran.
"We are not exactly impotent little babies," Brzezinski said. "They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? ... We have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren't just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a 'Liberty' in reverse."The reference to a "liberty in reverse" makes it clear that, despite over 40 years of Israeli lies, US politicians are well aware that the USS Liberty was deliberately attacked, and 34 American sailors killed, by Israeli jets in the waters of the Mediterranean in 1967.
A few days before talks in Geneva between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (plus Germany), Iran test-fired long range Shahab-3 missiles as part of a defense drill. While the media is likely to spin this as confirmation of Iran's bellicose intentions, shouldn't we consider the issue the other way around and ask if the Iranian government itself is convinced that no matter what it does it will be attacked? Would defense exercises not be a natural reaction on their part, as they are, in fact, the threatened party?
shot down one of three "unidentified glowing objects" over the Persian Gulf, without being able to recover the remains. While we do not discard the possibility that these were manifestations of what is commonly understood as the UFO phenomenon, they could have also been enemy aircraft, such as spy drones. Either way, the event is a further indication that tragedy is likely coming, as UFOs do have a tendency to appear where major events are about to take place and they have historically shown interest in military matters.
Indeed their proclivity for appearing over ultra-sensitive airspace surrounding nuclear and inter-continental ballistic missiles (see Richard Dolan, UFOs and the National Security State, Vol I & II) gives an extra dimension to the news that the US Military-Industrial Complex has engaged a classic bait and switch maneuver: its missile shield was never intended to protect the US and Europe from non-existant Iranian ICBMs. Furthermore, fixed sites in Poland and the Czech Republic appear to have been a ruse all along for deploying a far more sophisticated sea and space-based program of much greater scope and proximity to Russia's borders. John Pilger brings the chess board into focus:
The current propaganda-as-news derives from Obama's announcement that the US is scrapping missiles stationed on Russia's border. This serves to cover the fact that the number of US missile sites is actually expanding in Europe and the "redundant" missiles are being redeployed on ships. The game is to mollify Russia into joining, or not obstructing, the US campaign against Iran.Ali Obama and the Twenty Thieves
Iran's crime is its independence. [...] Obama's "showdown" with Iran has another agenda. On both sides of the Atlantic the media have been tasked with preparing the public for endless war. The US/Nato commander General Stanley McChrystal says 500,000 troops will be required in Afghanistan over five years, according to America's NBC. The goal is control of the "strategic prize" of the gas and oilfields of the Caspian Sea, central Asia, the Gulf and Iran - in other words, Eurasia.
During the Bush years, according to the great whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, a military coup took place in the US, and the Pentagon is now ascendant in every area of American foreign policy. A measure of its control is the number of wars of aggression being waged simultaneously and the adoption of a "first-strike" doctrine that has lowered the threshold on nuclear weapons, together with the blurring of the distinction between nuclear and conventional weapons.
All this mocks Obama's media rhetoric about "a world without nuclear weapons". In fact, he is the Pentagon's most important acquisition. His acquiescence with its demand that he keep on Bush's secretary of "defence" and arch war-maker, Robert Gates, is unique in US history. He has proved his worth with escalated wars from south Asia to the Horn of Africa. Like Bush's America, Obama's America is run by some very dangerous people.
Pittsburgh hosted the latest G20 summit under a climate of heavy security. "Security", apparently, is a word that has now changed its definition to include all sorts of dirty tricks and harassment of demonstrators, ranging from unconstitutional searches and seizures on protest groups to the denial of permits to make use of parks and public spaces for demonstrations. Here is a taste of what it felt like to be on the streets of the "steel city":
Did you notice the 'policemen' in military uniforms making arrests? And of course, a G20 summit would not be a G20 summit without the usual beatings of civilians by the 'serve and protect' people:
Police abuse and brutality is made so much easier with the infiltration of agent provocateurs into the demonstrators. In this case however, the police attempt to apply the false-flag principle resulted in rather pathetic failure when three of their undercover agents were caught on camera and identified by the surrounding civilians.
Pittsburgh became what a police state looks like, in the words of American hero Cindi Sheehan, who took part in the demonstrations and had the misfortune of being on the receiving end of the brand new 'Sonic Ray'. This is not the invention of some fictional Dr. Evil, but the pathocrat's latest gadget in the War on People. Euphemistically known as the 'Long Range Acoustical Device', it has been used by the US military overseas against Somali pirates and Iraqi insurgents, and is now being brought to your neighborhood despite the fact that the frequency it emits may be loud enough to damage eardrums and even cause fatal aneurysms. Turn the volume of your computer down a little before watch this next video segment:
Sheehan reported that there were two or three armed cops/soldiers (yeah, soldiers!) for every protester, and that, not satisfied with the effects of the Eardrum Smasher, they dropped tear gas on the crowd from helicopters - all of which is a wildly exaggerated and illegal display of muscle, considering that the demonstrators were unarmed and exercising their civil right to peacefully demonstrate.
But the implications of the presence of soldiers give a very unsavory flavor to the repression. Sheehan comments:
Seeing the National Guard troops, fresh from Iraq, broke my heart the hardest. I also talked to dozens of them, none had ever heard of posse commitatus, and asked them if my son, their brother, died in Iraq so they could steal the rights of his mother. Most of them wouldn't even look at me. The cops and soldiers should be ashamed of themselves for allowing their selves to be used as tools of the Robber Class "elites."And you all thought we were kidding when we warned this was a real possibility. If you think that this display of Police State powers was an anomaly, that President Hope was perhaps unaware of it, think again. Obama's administration has just reaffirmed its power to indefinitely detain prisoners at Guantanamo - which is wholly inconsistent with campaign promises but perfectly consistent with the decision to deny access for journalists to the prisoner camp. The Big Brother state has also been perfecting its methods: newly declassified files detail a massive FBI Data-Mining Project with the tired excuse of 'hunting terrorists', containing tens of thousands of records from private corporate databases, including car-rental companies, large hotel chains and at least one national department store.
This data-mining is used by the FBI to (among other things) identify individuals (usually intellectually and economically challenged) who later find themselves as unwitting "terrorists" in "homegrown terror cells" that are then used to justify the further imposition of police state measures in the US.
So much for civil liberties. What about the global economy? The G20 gang was in triumphant mood after their little meeting. It was an exercise in wishful thinking at its best, a deceptive show to sugar-coat their elitist plans. Obama declared that the actions of the G20 brought the economy "back from the brink", while the official statement of the summit summed it up with the words; "It worked". Do you recall George W. Bush's "Mission Accomplished" theatrics? By the G20 leaders' admission, the crisis is not over yet, and in Obama's own words, growth and jobs have yet to come. Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the IMF, characterized the G20 statement as "hubris", and pointed out as possible triggers for an economic setback "growing losses on commercial real estate loans, the need to recapitalize European banks, and stubbornly high unemployment in most developed countries."
Indeed, it appears that the only reason for Obama and his buddies to celebrate is that they are celebrating! In other words, they are trying to make it happen simply by declaring it, without any facts on the ground. Just ask US job seekers.
Despite signs that the economy has resumed growing, unemployed Americans now confront a job market that is bleaker than ever in the current recession, and employment prospects are still getting worse.According to Amherst Securities Group LP analysts, the crash in US home prices - which was one of the key dominoes that set in motion the crisis - will probably resume because about 7 million properties that are likely to be seized by lenders have yet to hit the market. There is another sign which might be of some concern; apparently, while the stock market has been climbing since March,
Job seekers now outnumber openings six to one, the worst ratio since the government began tracking open positions in 2000. According to the Labor Department's latest numbers, from July, only 2.4 million full-time permanent jobs were open, with 14.5 million people officially unemployed.
Corporate officers and directors have been selling shares at a pace last seen just before the onset of the subprime malaise two years ago.Ireland is the next in a string of countries to receive IMF 'shock treatment'. With economic conditions as bleak as they are, it's no wonder George Soros is comparing the seriousness of the crisis to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
While a wave of insider selling doesn't necessarily foretell a stock market downturn, it suggests that those with the first read on business trends don't believe current stock prices are justified by economic fundamentals.
"It's not a very complicated story," said Charles Biderman, who runs market research firm Trim Tabs. "Insiders know better than you and me. If prices are too high, they sell."
The G20 summit was also an opportunity to make the de facto world government of the ruling elite a little more official. The attendees agreed "to make themselves the lead group for tackling international economic issues in the future", and replace the G8. Some may read this as an inclusive and even democratic move, but bear in mind that just as the G8 never had the right to appoint themselves the rulers of the world economy, the same applies to the G20.
As the world becomes more unified in terms of the elite's administration, new tools are required for the easier control and management of the world's population. In this light, it is interesting that a UN report is calling for a new global currency to replace the dollar, while an HSBC report states that China and the emerging economies of the world are being forced to forge a new global currency order. Stay tuned.
most violent month since the Predators arrived. Obama seems reluctant to indulge his military's genius solution to the ignominy of retreat at the hands of a guerilla army - send in more troops. Is he having another LBJ moment? The cover story that this war is a search and destroy mission to find Osama Bin Laden has long become transparently thin, but that didn't stop the Secret Team from resuscitating the Boogey man for their annual 9/11 message to America:
"to remind you of the causes" of September 11, chiefly "your support to your Israeli allies who occupy our land of Palestine".In a sense, Bin Laden does us all a service by reminding us just who this war ultimately benefits: Israel. In 2002 there were 5,000 American troops in Afghanistan and the Taliban controlled just a small corner of the country. Today there are 100,000 engaged in a full-scale ground war against the Taliban who effectively control 80% of the country. Russian ambassador to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov, who has seen this all before, followed the data to its logical conclusion:
"Now we have Taliban fighting in the peaceful Kunduz and Baghlan (provinces) with your (NATO's) 100,000 troops. And if this trend is the rule, if you bring 200,000 soldiers here, all of Afghanistan will be under the Taliban."The counter-terrorism efforts that were supposed to win hearts and minds have resulted in increased support for the Taliban. Soon, all of the population will be behind them. The solution? Bring in more CIA people to torture and terrorise the population into supporting your troops. The Americans are adept at creating the problem for which they already have the solution. Consider that one of the insurgent groups General McChrystal singled out as a "threat to the mission" is the Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HiG), a group that received billions of CIA dollars in the 1980s and whose leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was amongst those feted as the "the moral equivalents of America's founding fathers" at the White House by Ronald Reagan in 1985. The CIA official tasked with sending arms, funds and training to the Mujahideen? Robert Gates, now tasked as War Secretary to supposedly destroy his progeny. Gates spent 27 years in the CIA and was Director from 1991-1993. The notorious agency will doubtless relish torturing the defiant Pashtun up close and personal:
"The CIA is deploying teams of spies, analysts and paramilitary operatives to Afghanistan, part of a broad intelligence 'surge' that will make its station there among the largest in the agency's history, U.S. officials say.Allowing for the fact that military affairs are just the physical outplaying of political affairs, and in politics nothing happens by accident, we can say that if the result of the increase in US troops in Afghanistan was the strengthening of the Taliban, then that is what the war planners want. Perhaps Afghan president Karzai, even as US-puppet-in-Chief, is not playing the US game any more. What better way to oust him than for US troops, CIA agents and their mercenary buddies to secretly help the Taliban re-take the country? After all, the US government has much more in common with a bunch of misogynistic warlords than anyone else.
"When complete, the CIA's presence in the country is expected to rival the size of its massive stations in Iraq and Vietnam at the height of those wars. Precise numbers are classified, but one U.S. official said the agency already has nearly 700 employees in Afghanistan.
For Afghan civilians - the collateral damage - all this just means more faked 'suicide' bombs and very real Predator attacks - both the two-legged and two-winged variety.
While dramas are aired between US civilian and military command and splits occur between US and other NATO members, the operations and scale of war continue to morph into what will become the first truly global army. The control of diverse sources of military power are being entrained under one unified command structure. Meanwhile support for the "good war" continues to plummet in the face of record highs of troops being sent home in body bags. The talking heads massage peoples' concerns with the various cover stories, behind which the real decisions are made. America is hooked on war. It's as if it needs AfPak to justify its own existence. More troops are going, whether we like it or not; the economic depression is doing its job as enlistment numbers surge in the US and UK. Mega bases, mega embassies, fortresses and physical military hardware are being built, completed or en route from Iraq to Afghanistan. Here's a hard look at the numbers . A charade of elections was held to convince western audiences that something constructive emerged from 8 years of slaughter. But where there's war, there's a place for pathological minds to dream of and profit from.
from over 50 countries under NATO-US command getting a piece of the action in Afghanistan. That countries like Columbia, South Korea and Mongolia are onboard with an organisation whose founding mission is ostensibly to protect west European states from Soviet incursion post-WWII, is testament to NATO's reinterpreted global charter. Afghanistan has become a training ground to which governments the world over can send troops for 'battle-hardening' real war experience, and cosy up to their corporate benefactors and place themselves in handy bargaining positions for a place near the head table and a piece of the real estate when the music stops and the curtain draws on the realigned global order. With no Cold War to justify its existence, Afghanistan is the stage upon which NATO has reinvented itself as a global army. NATO today of course, is just an expansive and somewhat less offensive term for "American Militaristic Excursions and Sinister Strategy" or "A MESS".
Rick Rozoff explains it best:
In calendar year nine of the war in that nation and now with its expansion into Pakistan NATO has built upon previous and current joint military deployments in Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Djibouti, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Sudan and off the coast of Somalia and secured a long-term, indeed a permanent, laboratory for molding history's first international rapid deployment, combat and occupation military force; a 650,000 square kilometer firing and weapons testing range; a string of airbases in the center of where Russian, Chinese, Indian and Iranian regional interests converge; a boot camp for breaking in the armed forces of dozens of nations slated for NATO membership.Has the world gone mad? A Finnish commander crows about the chance to prepare for real wartime conditions? Since when have the Finns relished preparing for war??
As such, discussions about the "winnability" of the current war are beside the point or totally irrelevant.
Last month the world's first global strategic airlift base, at the air base in Papa, Hungary - "the biggest NATO project in 40 years" - was put into operation for the war in South Asia and future conflicts in the East.
A Georgian government source said of the Adventure in Afghanistan: "[T]he participation in real combat operations along with the military units of such powerful countries will enrich Georgian soldiers with substantive operational experience [...] our servicemen will gain combat experience because they will be in the middle of combat action, and that is a really invaluable experience." [...] A former commander of Finnish troops in the country, which in the past weeks have been engaged in active combat operations in the north of Afghanistan, said that "This is a unique situation for us, in that we will get to train part of our wartime forces. That part will get to operate as close to wartime conditions as is possible."
A war that serves as a furnace to forge an integrated, battle-hardened international military force that can be employed wherever else in the world Brussels and Washington choose to use it in the future.
The promise of bloodshed should however make the pathologicals feel right at home in a country so completely corrupted by decades of pathological infestation that child rape is considered a cultural norm. The revelations that Blackwater engaged in an orgy of pornographic violence in Iraq has done little to stem the flow of private contractors to Afghanistan. In fact, Erik Prince's wrecking crew have effectively been relocated from Iraq to Afghanistan. Comprising over half the numbers of military personnel for the first time during this 'war theater', it's party time for privately owned soldiers. You know the situation's bad when Dyncorp are asked to see out Blackwater's Iraqi contracts.
hospitals, schools and funerals. Chafed by complaints that all they do is drink beer and hand out blankets, the German contingent of NATO decided it was high time to become real men and cast off disillusionment with their mission impossible to 'reconstruct' a war-zone by doing something useful for a change. Two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban became stuck as they tried to transport them across a shallow river. So instead the bounty was offered to desperate locals who were gathered in their hundreds around the tankers when German jets arrived to incinerate them all:
"'Nobody was in one piece. Hands, legs and body parts were scattered everywhere. Those who were away from the fuel tanker were badly burnt,' said 32-year-old Mohammad Daud, depicting a scene from hell. The burned-out shells of the tankers, still smoking in marooned wrecks on the riverbank, were surrounded by the charred-meat remains of villagers from Chahar Dara district in Kunduz province, near the Tajik border. Dr. Farid Rahid, a spokesperson in Kabul for the ministry of health, said up to 250 villagers had been near the tankers when the air strike was called in."The German wing of NATO couldn't have chosen a more appropriate time to join the bloodletting. The Taliban immediately vowed to open a second front in the north of the country and target German troops based there. The Taliban isn't really in a position to 'open fronts' in any conventional sense given its limited means, but the statement of intent nevertheless contributed to a volatile mix back home, where 'terror threats' and absurd reports about a "Jihadi village" of white German al-Qaeda insurgents came thick and fast in the run-up to right-winger Angela Merkel's re-election. 'Bin Laden' himself even came to her assistance at the eleventh hour, his public relations department conveniently relaying his veiled threats with German subtitles:
"It is shameful to be part of an alliance whose leader does not care about spilling the blood of human beings by bombing villages intentionally," he said, referring to civilian deaths in missile attacks against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan.See? If you do as they do, then we'll blow up your cities too. Don't forget to vote Sunday.
"If you had seen [the mass killings] of your American allies and their helpers in northern Afghanistan ... then you would understand the bloody events in Madrid and London," Bin Laden said, referring to attacks in the two cities in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
Afghanistan is a wasteland. The US government believes it must continue to obliterate it in order to 'protect' it. Cholera is spreading across the land. One of the tenets of Disaster Capitalism is that there is profit in crisis. Could it be that the mission is now to maintain Afghanistan as a wasteland in order to justify and expand the CIA and military presence there? We know that the CIA is addicted to hard drugs. In this Wild West terrain, anything goes. Why not pick on the bones of a lawless country while you can?
engaged in a game of Chicken with Team Obama ['Chicken' is described by Wiki as "an influential model of conflict for two players in game theory"]. In August McChrystal pitched for more cannon fodder. Somebody (The Secret Team?) pre-empted a formal response from the White House by leaking the general's pessimistic outlook on the good war - an outlook that could be rapidly improved by granting McChrystal's request for 45,000 more troops. A little aside here about the general in charge of this slaughterfest. His role in Iraq from 2003 to 2008 involved creating terrorism (fake suicide bombs - well, the bombs were real, but they were 'disguised' as suicide bombs by simply telling people after the fact that the perpetrators were suicide bombers - car bombs, kidnapping and torturing people to death). The logic goes something like this: when you occupy and violate a country, you inevitably provoke the population into a response. An insurgency, supported by the host population, does what it can within its limited means to thwart your efforts to control the country by attacking your army's bases, supply lines and, when they're brave enough, engaging your forces directly.
Diabolical, is it not? Of course the fact that it is not working in Afghanistan isn't preventing the Pentagon from redoubling its efforts.
Stephen Lendman says of Stan, the man with the plan:
His resumé shows contempt for human life and the rule of law - a depravity Conrad described in his classic work, Heart of Darkness: the notion of "exterminat(ing) all the brutes" to civilize them, and removing lesser people to colonize and dominate them by devising battle plans amounting to genocide.Next time you hear McChrystal or anyone else emphasise the need to 'win the population' back from the Taliban, you'll know what is actually meant by this. This method of shock treatment might work for a while but of course, you can't fool all the people all the time. Afghanis, the Pashtun in particular, know who their enemy is and they're uniting behind the Taliban with one goal in mind: to drive the invaders out.
And what of Pakistan? Blackwater are moving in there too. McChrystal's death squads have killed over 400 'militants' there since Obama's non-declaration of war, while bodies turn up tortured beyond recognition. AfPak is one country after all. As Pepe Escobar points out, counterinsurgency is the same vicious game the world over:
The beauty of Plan Colombia is its one-size-fits-all status - from AfPak to Mexico. Few people know that in April 2007, the former US ambassador to Colombia, William Wood, was sent to Afghanistan to implement ... a Plan Colombia, that is, counter-insurgency disguised as a war on drugs. Colombia is a mirror of Afghanistan - and vice-versa. It goes without saying that counter-insurgency-heavy Afghanistan - now under the supreme boot of former death-squad operator to General Davis Petraeus in Iraq, General Stanley McChrystal - still produces over 90% of the world's opium.'Osama' interjected again towards the end of the month to goad Obama into giving up hunting him, as if to say "Catch me if you can!" Whether Obama is aware of this charade or not, the American people have this evil-doer seared into their memories as the perpetrator of 9/11. Anything that comes across as less than full commitment to nailing the 'ghost of terror past' exposes Obama to criticism and attack from his enemies in the US. Never mind that Osama is long-dead or that Bush declared him irrelevant in 2002 (probably because he knew the bogeyman was dead).
And inevitably that's where NATO comes in. The only part of the world where NATO is still not active is ... South America. Few people also know that a few months ago, the head of the Pentagon's Southern Command, Admiral James Stavridis, became NATO supreme commander. Three of the past five NATO top military commanders - Stavridis, Bantz Craddock and Wesley Clark - moved to NATO glory from ... the Southern Command, certainly adding another meaning to the gloomy expression "School of the Americas".
graveyard of empires. Is America's 9/11 vengeance leading to her downfall on this barren godforsaken land? Norman Solomon remembers the words of a man who saw it all before:
Echoing now is a speech from Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1967. If we replace the word "Vietnam" with "Afghanistan," the gist of his message is with us in the autumn of 2009:
"Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Afghanistan. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home, and death and corruption in Afghanistan. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The great initiative in this war is ours; the initiative to stop it must be ours."Case studies in Ponerization
Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya called on supporters to stage mass marches to mark the three-month anniversary of the 28 June coup that ousted him. Zelaya managed to sneak back into Honduras a few days before and has found refuge in the Brazilian embassy. In response to his calls, the (illegal) government of interim president Roberto Micheletti declared a state of emergency and suspended a number of civil liberties for 45 days by empowering police and soldiers to break up "unauthorized" public meetings, and arrest without a warrant "any person who poses a danger to his own life or those of others". It is easy to see how this can apply to anyone and everyone that annoys the government.
raided by troops and closed. Their "offense of human dignity" consisted in taking a critical stance of the illegal government.
You might think that at the very least the US, as the Beacon of Democracy that it is (not!!), would protest in indignation at the blatant assault on the rights and liberties of the Honduran people. But instead, and in classical psychopathic style, it has chosen to blame the victim.
In another development, a US diplomat said Mr Zelaya had been "irresponsible and foolish" to return from exile before a political settlement had been reached.Pass the sick bag, please.
"Having chosen, with outside help, to return on his own terms, President Zelaya and those who have facilitated his return, bear particular responsibility for the actions of his supporters," said Lewis Amselem, US ambassador to the Organization of American States.
a series of "acts of intimidation" of the Honduran government against the Brazilian embassy. Interestingly, in view of the events surrounding the G20 summit commented above, the Honduran regime has been using the now infamous Long Range Acoustic Device to harass the embassy, in addition to a cellular telephone jamming device, as well as possible chemical toxins, as evidenced by physical symptoms of embassy staff. The bullies have also been mounting other technological devices in the vicinity of the building for unknown purposes.
opened fire on opposition protesters when 50,000 people were protesting over rumors that the head of the ruling Military Junta, Capt Moussa Dadis Camara, intends to run for president in an election scheduled for next January. Disturbingly, human rights groups say they have had reports of soldiers bayoneting people, and women being stripped and raped in the streets during the protest.
The WHO Flu Club
How did IBM know in 2006 that there would be a Swine Flu scare within 5 years? It certainly pays to be an insider. Contradicting charges that the internal document may be fake is the company's publicly issued statement along the same lines.
The WHO admits on its own website that "it is common procedure to release pandemic viruses into the population in order to get a jump ahead of the real pandemic, so as to fast track the vaccine for when it is needed." Remember that this 'fast-tracking' of vaccine production has resulted in a lethal cocktail that contains the toxic adjuvant squalene and mercury. One US state legislature even temporarily lifted its ban on the use of mercury in vaccines for the duration of the Swine Flu vaccination program:
In preparation for swine-flu vaccinations next month, Washington's Health Department on Thursday temporarily suspended a rule that limits the amount of a mercury preservative in vaccines given to pregnant women and children under the age of 3.Dog Cancer Anyone?
Thimerosal has been eliminated from most vaccines in the United States, but it will be added to the bulk of the swine-flu vaccine being produced to stem a pandemic that health officials estimate could sicken more than a third of the state's residents.
Now a German researcher has discovered that Novartis, who are developing and testing a vaccine for H1N1 in Germany, are using a "nutrient solution [which] consists of cancerous cells from animals" in their vaccines.
Children and minorities are being innoculated in this first phase. The Canadian government answered Ahousaht First Nations' concerns about whole villages falling ill to the Tamiflu vaccine by sending them body bags. The nationwide compulsory vaccination program in Canada has been stalled only by news that people who take the regular flu jab are twice as likely to succumb to H1N1. Well, isn't that curious?! It certainly fits with what increasing numbers of people in the medical field are saying about what all these needles are designed to do: weaken our immune system.
In Britain 1,000 children are being vaccinated in a test program "to see which of two different drugs perform the best." The British government wants 13 million people "who are on the frontline" vaccinated by Christmas. Meanwhile they've tweaked their mental health laws to mean it would only take one doctor, rather than two, to have a person sectioned and put on medication without their consent. The pretext for doing this is "because of fears over staff shortages in any forthcoming swine flu outbreak." It's not difficult to see how this could be broadened to facilitate detaining those who refuse the vaccine.
One day we're told that "an aggressive vaccination program that first targets children and ultimately reaches 70 percent of the U.S. population would mitigate pandemic influenza H1N1", the next we're told that any vaccination program would probably be too late to prevent a pandemic. Then we hear that a 'leaked' UN report claims "swine flu could kill millions and cause anarchy." Many mixed signals. So what's the underlying message here? "Hurry up and get your shot! But don't expect it to save you from disease or society from chaos. Both are inevitable anyway."
Just Get Your Damn Vaccine!
While there is little in any of this that any normal person might consider reasonable or logical, if we consider it in terms of Trans-Marginal Inhibition, then perhaps we can see the method behind the madness. By inducing prolonged stress in people, the masters of our backwoods of the Universe seek to eliminate any will to think or resist among the population and ensure a smooth transition to totalitarian government, the flagship policy of which appears to be mandatory vaccination. The question is whether any vaccination program is a means to an end, or the end in itself? Perhaps this Massachusetts official provided a clue when downplaying the significance of the new laws:
The bill [mandating compulsory vaccinations], Auerbach and other top officials said in interviews, would never force anyone to be vaccinated unwillingly, and its extraordinary measures - such as quarantining people who decline inoculations - would be reserved for equally extraordinary times, such as a bioterror attack or the emergence of a highly lethal, rapidly spreading germ. Swine flu, caused by the H1N1 virus, is not such a germ, Auerbach said.Extraordinary measures for extraordinary times? Well, are we there yet? Any one of these vaccines, rushed through production with practically no oversight and tested on the population at large, could be the stealth agent (or be contaminated with a stealth agent) that would activate the "extraordinary measures" being implemented and backed with the force of law.
Just look at what's happening in Europe. Imitating France's turn towards Liberticide, Belgium's national parliament voted to award its government emergency dictatorial powers under the pretext of dealing with a pandemic emergency. In response to public outcry, Belgian Health Minister Laurette Onkelinx replied that it was
"A necessary evil. I don't like [imposing mlitary rule] at all," she said. "But it's indispensable."Indispensable, absolutely necessary. If this doesn't stir folks from their slumber, then we don't know what will.
The U.S. military is to get mandatory swine flu shots soon. No surprise there, as the military provides the most compliant subjects. More daunting is their kind offer to 'assist' federal health officials vaccinate everyone else:
Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart also told The Associated Press that as many as 400 troops are ready to go to five regional headquarters around the country to assist federal health and emergency management officials if needed as the flu season heats up.How long before military 'assistance' is required? Thankfully there are signs of resistance. Public and private healthcare workers in the US are being told to take the shot or lose their jobs:
New York is the first state in the country to mandate flu vaccinations for its health care workers. The first doses of swine flu vaccine will be available beginning next week. Much of it is reserved for state health care workers, but there is growing opposition to required innoculations.As a nurses union in Washington state challenges the legal basis for mandatory vaccinations, Gerald Celente reckons this issue could be the straw that breaks the camel's back:
Health care workers in Hauppauge screamed "No forced shots!" as they rallied Tuesday against the state regulation requiring them to roll up their sleeves.
"While there are many wild cards that could light the fuse, The Trends Research Institute forecasts that if the threat of government-forced Swine Flu vaccinations is realized, it will be the fourth shot (of the second American Revolution). Tens of millions will fight for their right to remain free and unvaccinated."It's clear the Pathocrats think they've got all the bases covered. Every medical complication or death arising from the vaccines will have an appropriate medical cover story to explain that the cause was anything but the vaccine. Coupled with complete legal immunity for the manufacturers of these silent bullets and the power of the law to ensure compliance, are we effectively being corralled into committing collective suicide?
Mother Nature's Fire and Water
The potential power and devastation of mother nature is all too apparent. The most severe weather, earthquakes and tsunami's have been in South East Asia but across the world unusual and destructive weather has claimed many lives.
A 'freak' storm and tornado kills 17 in Argentina, while in Ireland, Irish priests pray for sun as rain brings farmers to their knees. In the U.S. Atlanta suffered flooding that set records and left 7 Dead and 1 Missing. Outer Los Angeles was struck with devastating wildfires and more wet weather caused flooding that killed at Least 31 in Turkey.
kills 46 and left dozens trapped. Then wild quakes, hail, fires and dust swept across Australia forming the worst dust storm on record. Was this a warning of events to come?
Not long after, a Samoan Islands earthquake of magnitude 8.3 generated a 10-foot tsunami that left 100 feared dead on the Pacific islands.
Tropical storms arrived with a vengeance: More than 300 are killed in the path of deadly storm Ketsana, first in the Philippines and then typhoon Ketsana slams into Vietnam. The Philippines now braces itself for a new storm as its citizens look to God to save them:
Millions of terrified Philippine flood survivors hunkered down Friday as a super typhoon approached, with officials pleading for God to save the disaster-struck Southeast Asian country from more devastation.a death toll of 1100 and thousands missing. As of writing, the death toll is expected to approach 4000 and all of these areas are now at risk of disease and further human tragedy.
These catastrophic events are dominating the media and frequently linked to 'climate change' and political campaigns. After the latest UN meeting, the Czech president observed that the U.N. climate meeting was propaganda and a leading global warming proponent joined the skeptics. Meanwhile, the politicians and media are doing their best to hide or discredit the scientific fact that Anthropogenic CO2 is too small to be a significant or relevant factor in the global warming.
Also threatening the global warming hysteria is the increasing trend of cooler temperatures: such as the U.S. barely having a summer this year and the Farmers' Almanac, which predicts numbing cold this winter. The spin doctors however, have this embarrassing reality covered with their latest prediction that the world's climate could cool first and then get warmer because of us useless eaters:
Forecasts of climate change are about to go seriously out of kilter. One of the world's top climate modellers said Thursday we could be about to enter "one or even two decades during which temperatures cool.SOTT readers will say global warming never existed! We recognise that the man-made-link-hoax to climate change is crucial for the world leaders to distract and implement their plans for global taxation:
"People will say this is global warming disappearing," he told more than 1500 of the world's top climate scientists gathering in Geneva at the UN's World Climate Conference.
France's Sarkozy unveils "green tax ation"
Carbon tax in the pipeline for Ireland's reeling economy
Government Agencies Would Need $16.6 Billion in New Tax Revenue to Buy Carbon Allowances Under Global Warming Legislation
The Sun continues with its inactivity and shows far greater correlation to global temperatures than carbon dioxide:
Recent studies seem to show that there's more to climate change than we know.This inactivity is now among the top 5 longest ones ever recorded and sunspots could completely vanish around the year 2015.
Assuming there are no sunspots today, a 96-year record will have been broken: 53 days without any solar blemishes, giant magnetic disruptions on the sun's surface that cause solar flares. That would be the fourth-longest stretch of stellar solar complexion since 1849. Wait, it gets even more exciting.
During what scientist call the Maunder Minimum -- a period of solar inactivity from 1645 to 1715 -- the world experienced the worst of the cold streak dubbed the Little Ice Age. At Christmastime, Londoners ice skated on the Thames, and New Yorkers (then New Amsterdamers) sometimes walked over the Hudson from Manhattan to Staten Island.
We will thus recommend that you ignore the musicians and 'celebrities' joining in the brainwashing bandwagon and instead invest in a pair of mukluks...
Children, females, and anyone generally deemed vulnerable, appear to be pathological individuals' main targets of abuse, humiliation and/or death. As pathocracy kills by the million on the macrosocial scale, so the pathological type wreaks violent and destructive havoc on an individual scale. What is to stop them after all? They are behaving just as our pathological leaders do. We've seen many similar cases, but Peter Braunstein's psychopathic ramblings and conscienceless indifference towards the victims of his sadistic cruelty still managed to shock us. Below is a sample of stories this month that reached the media and shocked the public.
Late August: The monster charged with kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard and holding her captive in his backyard for 18 years had sick "sexual fantasies" about little girls for decades.
Phillip Garrido admitted that starting in 1968 he hung around schools and pleasured himself while "watching young females."Sept 2nd: "Pied Piper of Pedophiles" arrested in alleged international sex sting
"I have done it by the side of schools, grammar schools and high schools, in my own car," Garrido said in court testimony obtained Tuesday by The Daily News.
Asked how old these girls were, Garrido replied, "From 7 to 10."
Dugard was just 11 when prosecutors say Garrido and his wife, Nancy, abducted her in 1991 as she was walking to her school bus stop in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
[...] he allegedly turned Dugard into a sex slave and fathered two daughters by her - right under the noses of parole officers who were supposed to be monitoring his every move.
Sept 3rd - Atlanta: Police say a 61-year-old man annoyed with a crying 2-year-old girl at a suburban Atlanta Walmart slapped the child several times after warning the toddler's mother to keep her quiet.
Sept 5th - Iowa: School officials in Atlantic forced five teenage girls to take off their clothing for a strip-search after a classmate reported $100 missing from her purse, according to the girls' families and two lawyers.
Sept 6th - Louisiana: A man shot his estranged wife, son and 2-year-old grandson to death and seriously wounded his pregnant daughter-in-law at their rural Louisiana home, then killed himself as police tried to pull over his car 20 minutes later.
Sept 6th - Illinois: A boy missing for nearly two years was found hidden behind a wall inside his grandmother's house. Police arrested his mother and grandmother in connection with his disappearance.
Sept 14th - Connecticut: Annie Le, a doctoral student in pharmacology at Yale University, went missing on September 8th. Her body was later found "behind a wall in the high-security laboratory building where she worked" on September 13th, the day the 24-year-old was due to get married.
Sept 12th - Michigan: A 35-year-old mother used the Internet to track down the son she gave up for adoption a decade ago, then seduced and raped the teenage boy when she found him after an online search.
Sept 18th - Pennsylvania: A 5-week-old boy was so horribly abused that he might not survive his injuries, according to the Philadelphia police.
Sept 21st - California: A policeman used a taser on a wheelchair-bound man with no legs. In another story of police abusing their power, we heard of a woman who called 911 for help, but ended up twice victimized as the officers treated her as the trouble maker, beat her up and stripped her naked.
Britain and Ireland
August 30th: A nine-year-old girl was found strangled in a lorry cab shortly before police discovered a man hanged in nearby woodland.
Sept 1st: A woman was jailed for killing her 51-year-old mother and dumping her body.
Sept 3rd: Two savage brothers who tortured boys of 11 and 9 snarled at their blood-soaked victims: "We can't leave you - you are not dead yet." The "devil" brothers, aged just 10 and 11, made the chilling threat during an unbelievable attack.
Sept 4th: Pathological 'Honeytrap' teen who led 16-year-old to death jailed
Sept 4th - Dublin: A woman was carried to hospital after her face was slashed with a knife as she was taking her five-year-old son to school. A few hours earlier, in a nearby but unrelated case, another woman had two fingers severed as she struggled to protect herself while being stabbed by a burglar.
Sept 13th: An eight-year-old girl was found hanged in her bedroom at a house in Nottinghamshire.
Sept 17th: A mother and her daughter were driven to murder/suicide after being terrorized by a gang of youths for years.
Fiona Pilkington, a mother found dead in her burning car with her disabled daughter, had contacted police 21 times in seven years about a gang of youths terrorising her family, an inquest heard.Sept 20th: Boy aged 3 is UK's youngest crime suspect. According to the report, "[t]he toddler is among 10 children aged five and under investigated for crimes, including sexual offenses, since May"!
Miss Pilkington, 38, is thought to have murdered her 18-year-old daughter Francecca Hardwick after setting light to their car in a lay-by on the A47 near Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, in October 2007.
At the inquest it emerged that Miss Pilkington, Francecca - known as Frankie - and her brother Anthony Hardwick, now 19, had been subjected to 15 years of abuse at their home in Bardon Road in nearby Barwell.
Sept 21st: A woman was found guilty of stabbing her two daughters aged 13 and 16, with a kitchen knife, back in 2003.
Sept 13th: The parents of a French eight-year-old girl whose body was found encased in concrete have been held on suspicion of manslaughter.
Sept 17th: German student attacks schoolmates with ax bombs.
Sept 3rd: Wave of violence strikes Eastern Europe's Gypsies
Sept 10th: 9 women rescued from fake reality show contest. Reminds us of international talks about Turkey not being sufficiently European or westernized. Why not? They treat their women just the same!
Sept 8th: A woman in eastern China was beaten to death by five employees of a Wal-Mart store who accused her of shoplifting.
July: Indian activists blast ritual of dropping baby off mosque roof
A U.S. report linked India to "the highest number of products made with child labor or forced labor including soccer balls and clothing. [...] Brazil, Bangladesh, China and the Philippines were also in the top six countries linked to individual products that use child or forced labor." (Most of these products service Western markets).
Drought-hit Indian farmers sell wives to pay debts
Sept 17th: An Australian man has been arrested on charges of raping his daughter for 30 years and fathering four children with her. The man is now in his sixties and is accused of keeping his daughter a prisoner and raping her almost daily from when she was 11.
Sept 27th: A 30 year old man, shot and killed 15 members of his family, including his wife and children, before he turned the gun on himself.
Damned Data from the Weird Desk
UFOs in America
September 1: Colorado witness has temporary memory loss after sighting UFO
September 2: Two Michigan witnesses report fleet of UFOs over Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Six of the crafts were reported as "large," and four more were smaller, "blue and white, stayed in constant formation, like escorts for larger crafts." [...] The objects moved from one horizon to the other in a single second. [...] Three objects were described as "saucer shaped," and were reported as seeming to land in Lake Michigan. The crafts came as close as between 800 and 1,000 feet to the witnesses.September 2: 4 Multicolored Lights in Night Sky Exhibit Unusual Behavior
September 2: SUVs chase UFO in Florida while huge UFO is reported in California
The witness estimated the size of the object to be twice the length and height of a B-52. The entire event lasted for approximately two minutes. Shortly afterwords, F-18 fighters could be heard accelerating from nearby Los Alamitos.September 5: People in Utah spooked by bright flashes in night sky
September 7: Flying square spotted over North Carolina
September 8: Oregon witnesses watch low flying 'grey mass' UFO
September 9: Two UFOs fly over Lake Michigan
Two Michigan witnesses saw an unusually bright light over Lake Michigan. They also noted that the object had an aura surrounding it, was flying on a straight path and was speeding up and slowing down at times. A second object was following this object about 10 to 15 seconds behind it, but it did not have the aura surrounding it. Both objects were silent.September 9: Aerial Lights in Triangular Formation Videotaped over Washington
September 10: Former helicopter pilot watches low flying UFO over Washington home
September 10: Rectangular-shaped UFO seen near Denver International Airport
My friend was driving me to the airport 9/10/09. We were on Pena Blvd when I turned to look at her and saw a very large dark rectangular shape in the sky north/northwest of DIA. It appeared fairly stationary and I my first thought was that Dorothy wasn't in Kansas anymore. When she saw it she said what I had been thinking. It looked like a huge house - with no roof.September 11: UFO over Arizona changes colors then disappears
West Virginia couple photographs UFO 'making little circles in the sky'
A West Virginia couple noticed a bright object that seemed "to be making little circles in the sky." They set up a camera on a tripod and were able to snap one image - where now the object appeared to be moving in a "zig-zag" pattern.UFOs in Britain
September 5: Bright glowing orange orbs spotted over Suffolk
September 11: Huge triangular craft with extremely bright lights over Manchester
September 12: Welsh couple witness string of hovering orange lights
September 12: 8 - 10 circular white lights maneuvering in sky over Manchester
September 12: Bright orange lights hover over startled villagers in Durham
"I turned round the car and saw along with my three passengers three or four orange lights hovering in the sky know more than a hundred yards above the ground and in total silence. As we got closer there was one light hovering right above us. It then began to slowly move away and then disappeared. I also noticed what appeared to be a helicopter looking on in the distance."UFO photographed over Devon
''I couldn't believe it at first. The shape was about 100ft long and there were four lights coming from it initially. [...] The shape moved slowly and it seemed to pivot on a central axis. Then, without warning, a sudden flash of light like a shooting star went across the sky."September 26: Strange fireball seen in Herefordshire
August 31: Mass UFO sighting in Punjab State, India
Last Sunday night beginning at 8pm countless people saw and even climbed onto rooftops to get a better view of a large, bright light that hovered and crisscrossed over the city for two hours, before vanishing.September 1: UFO circles city in Belarus emitting bright beam of light
September 6: Unidentified Falling objects rain on house in Phuket, Thailand
A family in Phuket had a close encounter with unidentified falling objects at the weekend when about a hundred small spheres 'dropped from the sky' onto their roof and garden.Japan's next first lady is a bit alien
The family of six said the transparent balls fell on their home in Wichit about 9am on Sunday directly after a rain shower.
"After the rain had stopped, we heard the sound of things falling on the roof," said home owner 52-year-old Paweenarak Boonsiew.
Her son then went outside and discovered more than a hundred small, transparent balls on the ground.
She claims she knew actor Tom Cruise in a former life and once visited the planet Venus in a triangular spaceship. [...] "While my body was sleeping, I think my spirit flew on a triangular-shaped UFO to Venus," she said. "It was an extremely beautiful place and was very green."Cosmic fireworks
September 3rd: Huge explosion in sky over Ireland
September 12: Yellow-white fireball with long red tail wows Vancouver residents
"It was so big and so low compared to the shooting stars and other meteor showers. It was a lot closer than anything I've ever seen. [...] It was quite breathtaking. [...] Your brain takes a moment to process it... it was amazing."September 28: Cosmic shock and awe: Fireball explodes over Argentina
The inhabitants of Mendoza, La Pampa, San Luis, and Cordoba saw a meteorite coming down the sky. It finally desintegrated with a loud explosion before it hit the earth.
snake apparently born with hand was photographed in China. This reminded about another story from China last May; the cat born with wings! This was not the first time that an avian-like feline was seen in the country. In august of 2008, we received this news: Winged-Cat Causes Sensation in China. It all leaves us wondering: what is going on in China?!
Meanwhile a mysterious creature is lurking in a Vancouver Island lake in Canada. And what to make of this bizarre creature who allegedly met a violent death at the hands of terrified teenagers in Panama?
The beast's hairless, rubbery body and revolting features have drawn comparisons with the Montauk Monster, the still-unidentified animal photographed on a New York beach last year.Knowledge for a New World
Fearing for the safety as it moved towards them, the youths claim they attacked the beast with sticks before throwing its lifeless body into a pool of water.
The scenarios knocking on humanity's door are not pleasant. With the possibility of a super-sized version of the war on Iraq - this time on Iran and with more trigger-happy parties involved - to the menace of forced vaccinations and the increasing use and sophistication of repressive techniques on the masses, we are tempted to wonder if life itself is not challenging us to take a stand. To ignore the signs is to accept the next round of tragedy passively.
To truly and effectively take a stand, however, implies learning from the mistakes of past generations and finding new, realistic, creative and intelligent ways of countering the actions of psychopaths and thus saving our chances for a future. The onus is on those who pay strict attention to objective reality to seek solutions that are the product of knowledge, awareness, compassion and networking. Therein lies the possibility of seeding a New World to be born out of the chaos of our times.