Jupiter, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, and the Return of the Mongols
- Laura Knight-Jadczyk
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part
10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13
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Rape of Iraq
It might be your brother or son
are photos circulating on the net of American soldiers raping Iraqi women.
We had put some of these photos on the page today. Before doing so, we
discussed the possibility that the photos were fake. We decided to run
them anyway because, fake or not, they depicted one of the realities of
war. Then we received the following email from a reader:
no doubt that things like this have occurred and will occur in this
war. I have grave doubts of the authenticity of these photos. It immediately
jumps out that these are not the standard desert camos used in Iraq.
I made a quick check of the Information Clearinghouse picture album
to confirm this, and it appears from those photos that these camos would
not be normal combat attire in Iraq. There are no insignias or markings
of any sort apparent on their clothing. In fact the whole set of photos
smacks of a b grade porn set. I am astonished that you published these
photos, as they appear to be disinformation of the worst sort.
still do not know if these photos are fakes or genuine. But we know that
rape is part of war. So is killing. So is publishing these photos "disinformation"
as the reader suggests?
we thought that as rape was part of war, no, this was not disinfo. Even
if the photos were not from Iraq, they represent a truth about war and
about what is happening in Iraq right now as you read these words. We
thought the photos might shock our readers, as we ourselves had been shocked.
However, in thinking about it further, and in reflecting upon the message
from our reader, we have decided to remove them.
readers can go here
to see them and judge for yourselves.
we noticed our own reactions. We wondered whether the promotion of these
photos in some way was being done in order to excuse killing in some way,
to make death seem more palatable than rape, more acceptable. We have
seen photos of death. We have published photos of death on these pages.
The photos of the rape provoked a very strong reaction in us all. We were
sick. Is rape worse than killing? Does the fact that the victim lives
and must deal with the memories make rape more devastating than death?
course, these questions are awful to pose. The wholesale destruction of
a country and the society is unspeakable in its violence, destruction,
and terror. It is absurd to even begin to rank or make a hierarchy of
the horrors of war. War itself is a plight, a symbol of our own sorry
always been that way, and nothing has changed.
never really believed that this war was any different, did you, that the
"smart" weapons made any difference? We have shown you the pictures
of dead babies, their heads blown open, their brains in their parents'
never really believed that US or British soldiers on the ground in a hostile
country, armed, and worried about their own safety would act any different
than other soldiers elsewhere under the same conditions?
just preferred not to think about it.
no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except
there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the
son of perdition; 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that
is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the
temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth
will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume
with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness
of his coming: 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan
with all power and signs and lying wonders, 2:10 And with all deceivableness
of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the
love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they
should believe a lie: 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed
not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
is WAR. There are no rules. It is a criminal activity from start to finish.
Just because we have been telling ourselves the lie about "War Crimes"
committed by the losers for the last sixty years doesn't mean that the
facts on the ground have changed. Isn't it absurd to think that there
are "good" ways and "bad" ways of waging war? Good
ways and bad ways of killing innocent civilians or people who are taking
up arms to defend their homes? Would you do anything different if it was
a foreign army at your front door?
is a descent into savagery officially condoned and promoted by the State.
This war is fueled by the hysteria of ignorance at home, in the US, a
country that has never known a foreign army on its territory since its
is no way to sweeten the smell of rotting corpses. The screams of a woman
being raped cannot be transformed into a great aria. A mutilated baby
will never grow into an unscarred adult.
only rule in war is to stay alive. Shoot first, ask questions later. To
try and suggest that war can be waged without the Mai Lai massacre or
the deaths or raping of innocents is to lie to oneself. Was the fire-bombing
of Dresden less "evil" than the Warsaw ghetto?
crimes of war are determined by the victors, but Bush and his crew of
killers, waging God's war against Islam, in the name if Israel and Yahweh
and the so-called Christian God of Love, deserve to be judged by the world.
it ever happen?
I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the
sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns,
and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet
were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and
the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his
deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast:
and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who
is able to make war with him? 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth
speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him
to continue forty and two months.
13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme
his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome
them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names
are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation
of the world.
13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that
killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience
and the faith of the saints.
cannot describe how we are feeling today. To say that we are sick is a
massive understatement. Our stomachs are literally churning. What do you
do, what do you say? These people are animals - nothing more. For those
that wish to accuse us of being too pessimistic, that is fine, feel free.
It will not change our disgust and our conviction that there can only
be one outcome for humanity. Look at the pictures today, LOOK at them,
THINK about what is happening, THINK about the immense gulf between what
we have been led to believe about "operation Iraqi freedom"
and the horrible reality. Then think about the fact that your leaders
(for they certainly never were ours) KNEW about this at least 2 weeks
ago - and possibly over a year ago - and wanted to hold off so they could
decide how best to spin it. Nice world isn't it? And we "fit"
Of Iraqi POWs By GIs Probed
out photographs surfaced showing American soldiers abusing and humiliating
Iraqis being held at a prison near Baghdad. The Army investigated, and
issued a scathing report.
Army general and her command staff may face the end of long military
careers. And six soldiers are facing court martial in Iraq -- and possible
Dan Rather talks to one of those soldiers. And, for the first time,
60 Minutes II will show some of the pictures that led to the Army investigation.
According to the U.S. Army, one Iraqi prisoner was told to stand on
a box with his head covered, wires attached to his hands. He was told
that if he fell off the box, he would be electrocuted.
this picture, and dozens of others, that prompted an investigation by
the U.S. Army. On Tuesday, 60 Minutes II asked Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt,
deputy director of coalition operations in Iraq, what went wrong.
I think all of us are disappointed
by the actions of the few,” says Kimmitt. “Every day, we
love our soldiers, but frankly, some days we're not always proud of
This is the emotion that is provoked from Kimmit? DISAPPOINTMENT?!
under Saddam Hussein, many prisoners who were taken to the Abu Ghraib
prison never came out. It was the centerpiece of Saddam’s empire
of fear, and those prisoners who did make it out told nightmarish tales
of torture beyond imagining – and executions without reason.
visited Abu Ghraib a couple of days after it was liberated. It was the
most awful sight I've ever seen. I said, ‘If there's ever a reason
to get rid of Saddam Hussein, it's because of Abu Ghraib,'” says
Baer. “There were bodies that were eaten by dogs, torture. You
know, electrodes coming out of the walls. It was an awful place."
the soldiers facing court martial is Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Chip Frederick.
is charged with maltreatment for allegedly participating in and setting
up a photo, and for posing in a photograph by sitting on top of a detainee.
He is charged with an indecent act for observing one scene. He is also
charged with assault for allegedly striking detainees – and ordering
detainees to strike each other.
II talked with him by phone from Baghdad, where he is awaiting court
told us he will plead not guilty, claiming the way the Army was running
the prison led to the abuse of prisoners.
had no support, no training whatsoever. And I kept asking my chain of
command for certain things...like rules and regulations,” says
Frederick. “And it just wasn't happening."
before he faced a court martial, Frederick sent home a video diary of
his trip across the country. Frederick, a reservist, said he was proud
to serve in Iraq. He seemed particularly well-suited for the job at
Abu Ghraib. He’s a corrections officer at a Virginia prison, whose
warden described Frederick to us as “one of the best.”
says Americans came into the prison: “We had military intelligence,
we had all kinds of other government agencies, FBI, CIA ... All those
that I didn't even know or recognize."
letters and email messages home also offer clues to problems at the
prison. He wrote that he was helping the interrogators:
intelligence has encouraged and told us 'Great job.' "
usually don't allow others to watch them interrogate. But since they
like the way I run the prison, they have made an exception."
help getting them to talk with the way we handle them. ... We've had
a very high rate with our style of getting them to break. They usually
end up breaking within hours."
how long would it take you to "break" if you were being sodomised
with a floresent light tube?
Gary Myers and a judge advocate in Iraq are defending Frederick. They
say he should never have been charged, because of the failure of his
commanders to provide proper training and standards.
elixir of power, the elixir of believing that you're helping the CIA,
for God's sake, when you're from a small town in Virginia, that's intoxicating,”
says Myers. “And so, good guys sometimes do things believing that
they are being of assistance and helping a just cause. ... And helping
people they view as important."
sounds like a setup - not that it excuses the actions of the soldiers,
but we must ask, why was this torture being encouraged by US intelligence
and who was documenting it?
says he didn't see a copy of the Geneva Convention rules for handling
prisoners of war until after he was charged.
investigation confirms that soldiers at Abu Ghraib were not trained
at all in Geneva Convention rules. And
most were reservists, part-time soldiers who didn't get the kind of
specialized prisoner of war training given to regular Army members.
also says there were far too few soldiers there for the number of prisoners:
“There was, when I left, there was over 900. And there was only
five soldiers, plus two non-commissioned officers, in charge for those
900 -- over 900 inmates."
asked Kimmitt about understaffing. "That doesn't condone individual
acts of criminal behavior no matter how tired we are. No matter how
stretched we are, that doesn't give us license and it doesn't give us
the authority to break the law,” says Kimmitt.
may have been a contributing factor, but at the end of the day, this
is probably more about leadership, supervision, setting standards, abiding
by the Army values and understanding what's right, and having the guts
to say what's right.”
more like the right consitions were created for these atrocities to
be carried out. But again, by whom, and why?
is international standards,” said Karpinski. “It's the best
care available in a prison facility."
Army investigation found serious problems behind the scenes. The
Army has photographs that show a detainee with wires attached to his
genitals. Another shows a dog attacking an Iraqi prisoner. Frederick
said that dogs were “used for intimidation factors.”
of the Army's own investigation is a statement from an Iraqi detainee
who charges a translator - hired to work at the prison - with raping
a male juvenile prisoner: "They covered all the doors with sheets.
I heard the screaming. ...and the female soldier was taking pictures."
also a picture of an Iraqi man who appears to be dead -- and badly beaten.
reprehensible that anybody would be taking a picture of that situation,”
says the Army will not let what happened at Abu Ghraib just pass. What
does he think is the most important thing for Americans to know about
what has happened?
think two things. No. 1, this is a small minority of the military, and
No. 2, they need to understand that is not the Army,” says Kimmitt.
“The Army is a values-based organization. We live by our values.
Some of our soldiers every day die by our values, and these acts that
you see in these pictures may reflect the actions of individuals, but
by God, it doesn't reflect my army."
hockey. Soldiers exist for one reason, to kill. Their training is designed
to develop the most depraved and animalistic aspects of human nature and
reward it when it is exercised.
weeks ago, 60 Minutes II received an appeal from the Defense Department,
and eventually from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen.
Richard Myers, to delay this broadcast -- given the danger and tension
on the ground in Iraq.
Minutes II decided to honor that request, while pressing for the Defense
Department to add its perspective to the incidents at Abu Ghraib prison.
This week, with the photos beginning to circulate elsewhere, and with
other journalists about to publish their versions of the story, the
Defense Department agreed to cooperate in our report.
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What other crimes committed by the US military are we unaware of? What
other atrocities against defenseless Iraqi women and men are being covered
Says It Has Iraq Torture Evidence
By JILL LAWLESS,
Associated Press Writer
May 2, 2004
Amnesty International said it has uncovered a "pattern of torture"
of Iraqi prisoners by coalition troops, and called for an independent
investigation into the claims of abuse.
human rights group said it had received "scores" of reports
of ill treatment of detainees by British and American troops.
But the top
U.S. military officer said Sunday there was no widespread pattern of abuse
and that the actions of "just a handful" of U.S. troops at a
Baghdad prison have unfairly tainted all American forces. [...]
Gen. Janis Karpinski of the 800th Military Police Brigade also told The
New York Times that the Abu Ghraib prison cell block where the abuses
occurred was controlled by military intelligence officers, who she said
may have encouraged the actions.
suggestion that this was done with my knowledge and continued with my
knowledge is so far from the truth," she said in Sunday's editions.
"I wasn't aware of any of this. I'm horrified by this."
The New Yorker magazine said it obtained a U.S. Army report that Iraqi
detainees were subjected to "sadistic, blatant and wanton criminal
abuses" at the prison near Baghdad.
report by Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba found that reservist military police
at the prison were urged by Army military officers and CIA agents to "set
physical and mental conditions for favorable interrogation of witnesses,"
the magazine said in its May 10 issue. [...]
told The New York Times that she believed military commanders were trying
to shift the blame for the abuses from military intelligence officers
in Iraq to the reservists. [...]
Middle East spokeswoman, Nicole Choueiry, said she was not surprised by
been documenting allegations of torture for a year now," she said.
"We have said there are patterns of torture."
Exactly. So why is the US media only now paying such close attention?
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torture 'included sex assault with broomstick'
the torture of Iraqi prisoners by United States troops intensified tonight
after claims that the abuse included sexual assault and threats of rape.
New Yorker magazine said it had obtained a US Army report that Iraqi detainees
were subjected to “sadistic, blatant and wanton criminal abuses”
at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
included threats of rape and the pouring of water and liquid from chemical
lights on detainees, said the internal report by Major General Antonio
were beaten with a broom handle and one was sodomized with "a chemical
light and perhaps a broomstick," the report said, according to the
magazine in its May 10 issue.
Morgenthaler, spokeswoman for the US command in Baghdad, said Taguba had
prepared an internal report, but she could not comment on the findings
because they were classified.
The new allegations
are expected to fuel a growing sense of outrage which swelled in Iraq
after release of shocking pictures of prisoners being humiliated by their
US captors – who invaded Iraq last year to liberate the country
from Saddam’s tyranny.
the pictures have not been widely published by Iraqi newspapers, many
Iraqis have seen them on Arabic language satellite television stations
such as Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya.
a member of the US-appointed Iraqi Governing Council demanded that Iraqi
authorities investigate the reports of torture – which happened
in the very prison where Saddam Hussein’s regime tortured and murdered
what we saw, all Iraqis will attack them now,” Abdulilah Mohammed,
55, a Baghdad street vendor, said of the Americans
When I carefully consider the curious habits of dogs I
am compelled to conclude that man is the superior animal. When I consider
the curious habits of man I confess, my friend, I am puzzled. - "Meditatio"
- by Erza Pound
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No Widespread Abuse in Iraq Prisons
May 2, 2004
- Top U.S. military officer Gen. Richard Myers said Sunday there is no
widespread pattern of abuse of Iraqi prisoners and that the actions of
"just a handful" of U.S. troops at a Baghdad prison have unfairly
tainted all American forces.
Army report found that Iraqi detainees were subjected to "sadistic,
blatant and wanton criminal abuses" at the Abu Ghraib prison near
Baghdad, according to The New Yorker magazine, which said it obtained
a copy of the report.
at the prison included threats of rape and the pouring of cold water and
liquid from chemical lights on detainees, according to the published account.
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said "categorically" that "there
is no evidence of systematic abuse" in the U.S. detention operations
in the region.
review all the interrogation methods. Torture is not one of the methods
that we're allowed to use and that we use," Myers said. "I mean,
it's just not permitted by international law, and we don't use it."
International law?! The US invaded Iraq against international law. Countless
"terrorists" have been imprisoned, yet they are not even considered
POW's, since that would require adhering to the Geneva Convention. The
"detainees" aren't even charged with a crime. It is completely
absurd for Myers to suddenly run to international law as a defense against
accusations of torture.
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CIA behind Iraqi prisoner abuse
May 2004, 8:59 Makka Time, 5:59 GMT
A US army
reserve general, whose soldiers were photographed abusing Iraqi prisoners,
has said the prison cellblock involved was under the tight control of
military intelligence, which may have encouraged the abuse.
Janis Karpinski told The New York Times in a telephone interview that
the special high-security cellblock at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad
had been under the direct control of army intelligence officers, not the
reservists under her command.
follow a report in The New Yorker magazine, which indicated that abuse
of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib may have been ordered by US military
intelligence to extract information from the captives.
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'Rape of Iraq' Acquires a New Meaning
W. C. Hack
29 Apr 2004 19:03 GMT
of Iraq' Acquires a New Meaning The Arabic ideology could safely be summed
up in one word: honour. Honour to Arabs, however, bear a very specific
significance. Honour is a word that is attached to the land and chastity
of women. It is the Arabic version of nobility. Trespassing on Arabian
honour is the biggest sin there is to commit, be that in the name of liberation
or worse still, occupation. As an Arab writer, reporting on the rape of
the looted Arab honour of Muslim women is a major decision I had to make
against the ethics of my culture and the morality of my society. Yet,
I had to do it; someone had to do it. And here I register my very honest
apology for publishing this report that opens wounds of many Arab families
in Iraq and hurts the pride of the Arab nation, confirming that if we
all keep our mouths shut, the illegitimate American occupation will feel
free to lie to its teeth, even more.
obtained by Jihad UnSpun, shows one instance of four thousand cases of
alleged rape against Iraqi women by USA soldiers since the occupation
revelling in the act of sexual torture was documented by the American
mercenaries themselves. An American Muslim sent the pictures to Arabia.
Claims that the pictures are not authentic or that rapes are not the order
of the day for occupied Iraq is no different from the claim that Saddam
was a threat to the US for possessing WMDs. The rape of Iraq was on top
of the American agenda since Bush Sr. ; and today, his son lives to finalize
the map of de-civilisation.
Younis said "Even when women come to the hospital with injuries that
are consistent with rape, they often insist something else happened. A
60-year-old woman asserted that she had been hit by a car. The mother
of a 6-year-old girl begged the doctor to write a report saying that her
daughters hymen had been ruptured because she fell on a sharp object,a
common lie families tell in the case of rape, Dr. Younis said.
On the arrest
of Iraqi men at their abodes, the wives and sisters are taken hostages
by American soldiers to the open desert. In most cases, children had to
witness their mothers and grandmothers being beaten and ravished out of
their homes by the Americans. Once a woman is taken to the desert near
the camp, the soldiers ingeniously devise ways of sexual humiliation of
Muslim women that range from performing group fellatios to having orgies
with the cowboys in uniform. Despite the shame surrounding the events
of rapes, where the youngest victim was 9 years old and the oldest was
64, four thousand cases of rapes were involuntarily exposed.
In return, a series of rapes on the American troops started five
weeks ago, where Iraqi citizens kidnapped and raped cowboys in combat
before killing them. [...]
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Can Already Taste blood and They are Ready to Kill... Our America
"OpEdNews.Com" Who are they? Well, heres the short list.
John Ashcroft, Tom Delay, Dick Cheney, Rick Santorum, Antonin Scalia,
George W. Bush, Pat Robertson, Don Rumsfeld and they taste blood. Why?
Because they are just inches away from accomplishing their objective
take over of our country by their radical, extremist, right wing, Christian
agenda. What will they do when they have accomplished that? Take over
the world. Think Im kidding?
who, as we all know, lost to a dead guy in his home state, before being
appointed by our first appointed president to the attorney general spot,
was anointed with oil by Clarence Thomas, the supreme court justice whose
wife was on Bushs transition team when he halted the Florida recount
and appointed Bush president. Let me repeat that
John Ashcroft was
anointed with oil by Clarence Thomas after his attorney general appointment.
This custom was started by King David sometime during the Old Testament.
what John Ashcroft is against: abortion, homosexuality, Christians making
friends with non-Christians, mixed gender dancing, (so hes
OK with same gender dancing??? Im confused), sexually explicit anything
movies, statues. Lets just say hes exactly the kind of guy
who would have chiseled all the penises off of every work of art in the
Vatican and put tacky, expensive fig leaves over them if it hadnt
already been done.
what John Ashcroft is for: speaking in tongues, being anointed with oil,
government laws that reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ, abolishing
attorney/client privilege, loosening restrictions on secret government
surveillance of citizens, including phones, e-mail, libraries and bank
accounts, a "deport at will" option to avoid all those tiresome
immigration laws, increasing the list of federal death-penalty crimes,
the ability to open the graves of deceased victims of terrorism without
permission, restricting access to information about corporate pollution
and environmental crimes, and keeping an eye on lenient judges so he can
oust them when he puts himself in charge of appointing judges.
what John Ashcroft has accomplished: ALL OF THE ABOVE.
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from a QFS Member
On the TV
news tonight, Bush said he was disturbed by the pictures (it wasn't just
the guy with the hood and wires, but many of Iraqis in sexually provocative
and demeaning positions) and that this treatment of the prisoners "doesn't
reflect the nature of the American people."
that about psychos spouting opposites?
pictures depict precisely what typical Americans think of foreigners?
A current radio ad for the show of a highly regarded conservative talk-show
host in my area samples him speaking about how the outside world is uncivilized
and that even Canada would slip back into barbarity were it not for its
proximity to the U.S.A.
or worse, the people of the world are getting a look at real American
attitudes via all those newspaper front pages, despite the White House's
damage control. And, of course, the powerful impact of this incident (and
the fact that the "perpetrator" soldiers claim they were just
following orders) suggests strongly that it was orchestrated to achieve
an inflammatory and provocative effect in the Arab world. We know that
the PTB want to draw others into this conflict. This looks like a psy-op
designed to promote that aim.
from a QFS Member
In the British
media today, the uk army is expressing doubts as to whether the torture
of Iraqis at the hands of british soldiers are fake.
When I first
saw the news reports about this I and was going to write to the group
something similar to what is now written about this on saturdays signs
I get the
feeling though, that these pictures are fake. My reasoning behind this
is because when I first saw this report by the BBC, the first thing that
jumped out at me was the Iraq flag t shirt, apart from the t shirt being
very clean, so clean in fact that it looks brand new and can be purchased
It is my
hunch that this flag t shirt was deliberatly put on by this person to
reinforce the idea that the victim is an Iraqi.
have to ask the question, who benefits?
pictures showing Americans gang raping Iraqi women have surfaced.
I don't know how America can survive this. Reports are also surfacing
that The Commanders in the field mutinied against the pentagon and withdrew
against the wishes of those in Washington. The situation was being micromanaged
by Bush. I guess the Commanders finally realized that the people in charge
in Washington were insane.
How can American survive this? Easy. Nobody cares. The Arab and Moslem
world may rise up. The world may explode in a war the likes of which we
can't imagine. But it isn't going to change a damn thing in the United
States of Our Soldiers Wouldn't Do Anything Like That.
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Fallujah to Arab coffee houses: The US loses a round
The Daily Star
Friday, April 30, 2004
in both the Arab and American worlds it is sometimes possible to see both
perspectives and be in awe of how different they are. A few days ago,
CNN reported that there were "chants and songs" being heard
during battles in Fallujah. The reporter on the scene could not understand
what he was hearing. The anchorperson in Atlanta perked up to say that
those were "calls to prayer."
was not happening during a prayer time. The call to prayer is fairly short
and has a familiar cadence to anyone who knows anything about the Middle
East. Those "chants and songs," as the station called them,
went on for over an hour. The on-site reporter finally got his translator
to explain that the people in the city were reading the Koran as bombs
fell. The CNN reporter matter-of-factly repeated this as if it were something
of interest, but otherwise of no consequence.
As I heard
the comments, I was wondering how all this was playing in the coffee shops
of Amman, Cairo, Casablanca and Damascus - all places where American policies
receive approval ratings of about 3-5 percent. In these coffee shops one
can see groups of youths sitting around smoking hubbly-bubblies while
watching Al-Jazeera or other Arabic television stations, or listening
to the radio. What they heard was the chanting of their holy book amid
the sound of bombs and the firing of cannons.
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Is America a Servant to the Will of Israel?
May 3, 2004, 18:58
the passage of United Nations Resolution 194 (III) of December 11, 1948
Israel has thumped its nose at the guaranteed repatriation or compensation
for Palestinian refugees. Now President Bush joins Israel in complete
disregard for their tragic plight with the cavalier suggestion that millions
of refugees will have to find homes in a new Palestinian state, rather
than reclaiming land in what is now Israel. But where are they to go?
Currently Palestinians have access to barely 8% of historic Palestine
and that figure declines each day Israel annexes additional land for the
Apartheid Wall, further expansions of the illegal, quasi-military settlements
and Israeli-only roads leading to and from these outposts.
to UNRWA statistics from 2000 there are 3.7 million Palestinian refugees
with 1.6 million in Jordon; 824,622 in Gaza; 583,009 in the West Bank;
383,199 in Syria and 376, 472 in Lebanon.
refugee population is the largest in the world.
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Prince: ‘Zionism’ behind Yanbu attack
Arabia - The body of one of five Westerners killed in a shooting rampage
in the Saudi port of Yanbu was stripped naked and dragged behind the gunmen's
getaway car, witnesses and press reports said Sunday.
de facto leader vowed to use an iron fist to crush Islamic extremists
after Saturday's attack on a petrochemical plant in the Red Sea port which
killed two Americans, two Britons, an Australian and a Saudi national.
Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the kingdom's de facto ruler, vowed that
the Saudi authorities would crush terrorists, who he said were manipulated
country is targeted... Zionism is behind what is happening. This has become
clear - I wouldn't say 100 percent but 95 percent," SPA quoted him
as saying on Saturday.
will strike with an iron fist at anyone who undermines the security of
this country. We will pursue this deviant group for 20 or 30 years."
forces have been waging a relentless crackdown on Islamist extremists
believed linked to the Al-Qaeda terror network since a wave of bombings
against residential compounds in Riyadh killed 52 people in May and November
In the above the Saudi ruler is clearly referring to Israeli intelligence
agencies like the Mossad. Mossad = al-Qaeda.
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killed as strong quake jolts Taiwan
have been killed after an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale
rocked Taiwan on Saturday.
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Antarctica will soon be the only place to live - literally
Lean, Environment Editor
02 May 2004
is likely to be the world's only habitable continent by the end of this
century if global warming remains unchecked, the Government's chief scientist,
Professor Sir David King, said last week.
He said the
Earth was entering the "first hot period" for 60 million years,
when there was no ice on the planet and "the rest of the globe could
not sustain human life". The warning - one of the starkest delivered
by a top scientist - comes as ministers decide next week whether to weaken
measures to cut the pollution that causes climate change, even though
Tony Blair last week described the situation as "very, very critical
on who you listen to, we have 8 years, 50 years, 100 years or 5 billion
- but does it really matter? All that matter is what you do today, and
each day. What you See. Who you are.
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Will The End Of Society Be Like ?
By Ted Twietmeyer
This is full of doom and gloom, and disturbing facts. Don't blame me if
you have nightmares tonight.
There are a plethora of reasons why the end of our life as we know it
could come to pass. A coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun, a meteorite
of sufficient size, and of course the ever present possibility of nuclear
war. Its really a myth that the nuclear age ended in 1989 with the fall
of the iron curtain. Missiles are still pointed at Russia, and Russian
missiles are still pointed at us. In fact, a documentary a few years ago
stated that most missile target coordinates are unchanged. And why not
? The theory of M.A.D. still prevails, because it is really an immutable
fact. As the expression goes, "the names have changed, but the music
is still the same."
The big differences between global thermonuclear war, and a solar event
or meteor impact will be that a meteor won't have radiation with it. An
event from the sun, if severe enough can cause high radiation levels.
But unlike a global atomic war, radiation from a CME will virtually cover
the entire earth. And it might actually be worse in some respects than
a nuclear war, but not as long lasting.
BILLIARDS IN SPACE
Asteroid and comet threats are perhaps the worst threat planet earth has.
The control-freak families who decide everything on earth including wars
and world economies, must be frustrated over anything they can't control.
Asteroids cannot be bought out, threatened, shot at, kidnapped or intimidated.
They just keep on coming like a freight train without brakes. As of this
writing, there were 589 asteroids that have been categorized as either
continent killers, or earth life killing objects. There are tens of thousands
more which are also tracked. The determination is of course, based on
their size and mass. Iron is the most common component of an asteroid.
One of the big problems, is that there aren't enough full-time astronomers
to track them all and look for new ones.
Asteroids are mostly made of iron. This is known from those meteors that
make it to earth. And you think an iron skillet is heavy ? Imagine a million
of them coming into the atmosphere, at speeds of 14,000 MPH . Very bad
for your car's paint job, and even harder on windows and roofs.
These objects collide with one another in space with an unknown frequency,
in ways we do not fully understand or can predict. It is also believed
they can cluster together as well. When this happens, radar from earth
may not be able to ascertain if one huge asteroid is actually a collection
of smaller rocks. Every object has gravity, and in space even very small
gravity fields can cause clustering.
A coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun will if severe enough, will
destroy satellites. There are different types of CMEs. Some don't do any
damage, yet others can cripple or temporarily stop a satellite from working.
A CME at higher energy levels can ionize the atmosphere sufficiently to
bring down power grids. One such event happened several years ago in the
Quebec area of eastern Canada.
Their grid was down for several days, because the high voltage insulators
were arcing (shorting out) and tripping circuit breakers. All that grid
operators could do is wait for conditions to improve. And there are levels
of severity beyond that, too. Loss of human life is possible because the
jet stream could be depressed by the force of a CME, down near the surface
of the earth. Normally above altitudes of 30,000 ft, this is not a mild
breeze- the jet stream moves at velocities of 200 Mph or more.
So, with all that said, lets look at what the end might be like. The common
denominator in all these scenarios, is the end of the infrastructure as
we know it. Ever been in an ice or snow storm where you live ? Remember
what that was like ? Any open store was packed, where people can be seen
grabbing bread from another's hands when it was the last loaf on the shelf..
When people get scared the survival instinct kicks in, like protective
programming. Now in our global disaster example we are not talking about
a simple storm. In a storm scenario, everyone knows (even the food grabbers
in the stores) that in a few days the power will be back on, and all will
be well again.
People know they will be able to fill their cars again and continue driving
when the effects from a regular storm are over. An ice storm or snow storm
are minor inconveniences. Ice storms usually happen right near freezing
temperatures, so one can actually do without heat in their home. And of
course, everyone will live happily ever after and things will return to
Now, lets examine another situation. A meteorite impact on land is far
worse in the long run, than one in the ocean. Computer models have predicted
what an impact on land will do. It will blast enough dust and dirt into
the high atmosphere to block out sunlight for 6-8 months. Originally scientists
believed it would last a year, but the impact on plants is what is most
An ocean impact forces the water to absorb a large part of the energy.
Tidal waves of huge proportions will be generated, but the sun won't be
blotted out. But the people living along the coastal areas, will be. Although
the loss of life will be in the millions, many scientists believe it won't
threaten the very existence of humankind on earth. These tidal waves will
be the biggest ever seen in recorded history. Some predictions state these
waves can reach up to 100 miles inland. Its very difficult for anyone
to imagine a wave one mile high, but it can happen. This wave will wash
out everything within its reach. All the coastal cities around the world
will be in grave danger of being washed away from such an impact. Its
also believed that the resulting shockwave will circle the planet twice.
here for what an earthquake-generated tidal wave can be like.
With an impact on land, three days without any sunlight will cause loss
of most ALL plant life. Including trees, crops, grass, plankton...well,
you get the idea.
WHAT IT WILL
If you are of the faint of heart or sickened easily, this is your last
warning. It gets worse from here.
There will be several kinds of survivors. The first are those who live
through the initial event and are happy and well off, because of food
and shelter and being in the right place at the right time.
Then there will be those in shock, and that will be replaced by fear later.
And then there will be those injured, who may never get medical attention.
Hospitals everywhere will either be destroyed, or those still in operation
will be swamped with emergency patients. Lines will extend into parking
lots and down the road.
Remember that the key word here is survival of the human race. And this
one fact will be the driving factor for any surviving law and infrastructure.
A ruthless form of martial law will rule. And if the meteor hits land-
you will have martial law declared and enforced in near total darkness
for months. Worse than any nightmare you can imagine. Get caught out on
the streets during curfew, and you will be shot.
In the following sections, we will explore how you will be PLUNGED HEAD
FIRST back 200 years without electricity. And unlike a storm where you
know the power will be back on at some point- this is worse because IT
WON'T BE COMING BACK ON, if at all, for years. And because everyone will
know it, panic and desperation will set in.
Recall my mentioning an ice storm ? For those of you have not lived through
one, here's what its like if you live in a rural area as I do, where the
impact is even greater when power goes out. You quickly find out your
not as self-sufficient as you thought.Your well pump won't run without
power. Therefore, the only running water you have is what's left in the
pressure tank. This is usually only a few gallons. When its gone, its
gone. The first time that happened, I created a backup system so our quality
of life won't suffer the next time it comes along. If it isn't a summer
storm, then it will be a drunk driver hitting a pole, or a power equipment
failure at a substation.
Flushing toilets is something people never think about. But without running
water, it better be planned and limited. Of course, that creates its own
problems. And when the telephone poles come down with the power, the internet
and telephones will become a faded memory. Cell phones won't work either.
I've been telling people for years now, DON'T just save a link to that
important information- PRINT IT OUT. Don't even bother to put in your
HD to "read later." Because without power- later will never
come. And you can read books without electricity during the day.
Open the fridge out of habit- and its dark. The sudden realization of
all your food spoiling comes to mind. The news on the car radio is not
good- that power will be out for up to a week (for an ice storm or other
Have an electric stove? Forget it. Useless. If you have a gas stove, these
appliances today all have electric igniters. So the gas on the burner
comes on, but it won't light. Matches or a BBQ lighter fixes that. Gas
ovens today are designed so the main gas feed won't come on, until the
pilot is lit. Do NOT do this, but people manually have lit the pilot down
in the broiler, and when the safety sensor gets hot the main burner turns
on. This is dangerous if your arm is still inside, so don't do it. Yet
these are minor inconveniences compared to other problems. In the case
of a global catastrophe, dead appliances will become useless. Like that
washing machine and dryer that cannot run anymore.
Go to the gas station to fill your car. No gas because the pumps don't
run without electricity. You can find an open station, just by the long
lines at the pumps. Perhaps you won't run out while waiting in line...
If so, you'll be pushing your car to the pump. I've always wondered WHY
most gas stations don't wake up, and install a generator to keep the pumps
running. They could charge $5.00 a gallon, and people will still pay it.
The great American love affair with their cars continues. But I won't
pay $5.00 a gallon !
Gasoline brings us to the "woodstove connection." Why? Because
people use gas powered chainsaws to create kindling. Oops- can't run your
gas or electric chainsaw can you? You're no better off now than your neighbor
with the electric furnace. People think wood will always be available.
But what happens when the trees are destroyed ?
These life saving institutions will be able to function for a while. Most
of them are required by law to have backup generators. Remember that up
until the mid 1900's, hospitals reused most of what they had after washing
and sterilizing. Those days have been replaced by glorious plastic. Use
it once, throw it away and bill the patient for it all. Great for preventing
the spread of disease as we all know. Bad news when the supply trucks
don't come anymore. And there are the drugs that will quickly run out,
too. And in the case of real nationwide disaster no matter what country
you live in, the military will take control of all of it. It could even
come down to euthanasia for patients who have too many injuries.
This is the part that really brings people to their knees. How many really
know what REAL hunger is? You can only live about three days without food
and water. What happens to the body during starvation ? Our bodies are
marvels of engineering. There is an automatic survival mechanism inside
you. When you don't have gas in your car, it stops point blank. But your
body without food goes into survival mode...it begins to use itself to
keep your organs functional. It consumes fat first, then muscle. When
that runs out..it continues on to other parts of the body. The survival
mechanism doesn't stop until the organs shut down. These and other recorded
effects were found during semi-starvation testing under controlled conditions,
are found at http://river-centre.org/StarvSympt.html
As long as you intake enough fresh water (without parasites - forget that
creek, river or lake near your home) you'll live for weeks. But it won't
be pleasant. After just a couple days, you begin to hallucinate. You start
seeing double and cannot focus. You can even have auditory hallucinations
because your brain can't function correctly or focus right. It gets worse
from there. It can take a year (or more) for the food distribution pipelines
to fill again AFTER the crops come in. What most people don't know, is
that supermarkets today operate with little more than THREE DAYS of food
in the store. Just go ask one of the local store managers.
Stores *assume* that a truck will always arrive to re-stock the store.
And that brings us back to gasoline and diesel fuel - those tractor trailers
don't move, unless their two 40 gallon tanks are filled. The fine men
and women that drive those rigs are not fools, and are not about to start
out on a trip not knowing whether a filling station will be open somewhere.
Now, you haven't lived until you been to a store when an ice storm or
blizzard has happened. You reach for that loaf of bread- and someone else
will literally snatch it right out of your hand. I've seen this happen.
Why? Because the instinct for survival is very strong in humankind. Deep
within all of us are animal instincts to live, and when "push comes
to shove" people will do anything to live. Even laws won't matter
anymore when the survival mode kicks in.
The solution to the food problem is to grow your own. But you will NOT
be able to do that outdoors.
One main reason is lack of sun. The other is, it will be stolen from you
just about the time its ready
to harvest. So, gardening outside will be impossible. You will either
need to grow it indoors or have enough dehydrated storage to last you
for perhaps two years.
If you think you can run to the store fast enough to get what you want,
think again. The US Army
several years ago, began a quiet planning program for takeover of the
stores. The small mom and pop stores they don't care about. Its the big
chains that will become food distribution centers. And the men and women
assigned to guard and screen store customers will be armed, and will shoot
to kill anyone who attempts entry on a day they aren't assigned to come
in on. In other words, a strict rationing system.
Just where does that water in your tap come from if you don't have a well
? ALL treatment plants rely on electricity for the systems they use. They
may have backup generators and storage tanks, but at some point, perhaps
in a few days or weeks, these will run out. No more baths, dishwashing,
cleaning, showers, or even something to drink.
Needless to say this will skyrocket. No other film could more accurately
illustrate this, than the 60's movie called "Omega Man." If
you haven't seen it, go rent it if you can. You will see what cities will
become. Sure, there will be the military patrolling the streets in tanks.
But that won't be enough. Want proof ? Look at Fallujah, Iraq today. Only
one city, and we cannot secure it. Now imagine trying to restore order
to all the big cities across the united states.
Bush has said he'll "put foreign troops on the streets." Now
that's for a major terror attack. Yet minor, compared to a global catastrophe.
Killing for just a candy bar will take place, as people become more and
more hungry. Those living, will be envying those that died. They will
feel there is nothing to live for, and they may be correct in many ways.
The very fabric of society will unravel in just days.
Any country's border is only as good as its defense. Imagine you work
for the government, and do border patrol. It doesn't even matter which
country. When global catastrophe hits, NO government will stay solvent.
Suddenly you will realize that you are just as unemployed as that steel
worker from Indiana. What will you do ? Say the heck with it, and go home
to your family. The borders everywhere will be unguarded. Millions will
cross over into the country and join in the looting and scavenging.
CONCENTRATION/ FORCED LABOR CAMPS
People laugh at this. I took one camp name at random two years ago from
a list on the web and paid it a visit. Ft. AP Hill in Virginia (estimated
capacity 45,000.). Its no laughing matter when you visit one. These are
REAL. And when those that are starving go to the government for help,
this is their final destination. These camps will exist for several reasons-
one to punish looters and those that break martial laws, to organize work
groups, and extermination. Look at the great purge of the old Soviet Union.
The details about this (purge is a nice polite name for MASS GENOCIDE)
among many other places on the web. Out with the old, in with the new....slaves,
Think about the country and what it could become because of a global catastrophe-
millions of telephone poles down and all the cables. High tension towers
flattened. Thousands of water lines and water treatment and sewer facilities
destroyed. There are other plans for the camps according to govt. documents,
including using them as execution centers. And Christians are on the list
for pickup among others. Here
is a list of camps state by state:
THE DEAD AND WOUNDED
Millions or perhaps billions of unburied corpses and wounded laying everywhere.
City buildings will become mausoleums for the unprepared dead. Disease
will become rampant, as the plaque from the decaying bodies will spread
through animals and insects. It will boggle the mind, just thinking about
where to begin. There will be people still alive, so wounded and hurt
that death will be welcome to them. They will even beg for the end to
come. Who will give it to them ? An injection, or a bullet ?
The military has what they call "portable crematoriums." The
question will be - do they have enough of these ? Not likely, because
the race against time will be about preventing the spread of disease.
There won't be enough body bags for the dead - I'll leave that part out.
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Signs page is a short one today. Somehow, we are feeling a little less
than enthusiastic about looking any further at the state of our world
- yet, more than likely, it will be the same tomorrow, just a little bit
worse. The rest of today's news then, can be summed up as follows:
and Co. are still lying. Americans are still asleep. Israeli extremists
and Mossad are continuing to attempt to convince the world that Arabs
are little more than animals, even as they carry out acts that would shame
any animal. The masses of humanity are carrying on with their daily lives,
ignoring the fact that their world is crumbling around them. Reality TV,
the latest fashions, UFOs and water on Mars. Comets and Meteorites continue
to threaten all life, children still go to school to get their daily dose
of brainwashing. Volcanoes erupt, earthquakes rumble, the latest hollywood
blockbuster is released. Millions pray to Jesus to take them away from
their sorry lives, "drought" threatens Africa, yet again.
talk, no one listens. Words mean nothing to the machine programmed to
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