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There are rumblings from the Germans that the CIA scammed them by passing on fake terrorist activity alerts. Which begs the question, just what isn't being faked? It appears that the US is in the hands of a rogue terrorist group working in alliance with the Bush Reich and Mossad. These people don't mess around, and are responsible for millions of deaths world wide, as we have extensively documented on this site. The CIA has overthrown more than twenty democratically elected governments. If al-Qaeda even exists, they are a collection of Sunday school teachers compared to the mighty juggernaut of the CIA. It suits the CIA just fine for everyone to consider that the US intelligence agencies are a bunch of incompetent bozos.

More than 10,000 people dead, and Blair decides to announce that Iraq was just a "test case." Apparently he considers the Iraqis as mere lab rats. Back in the UK, Blair has 60 million of his own "test subjects". Most of them are unaware of the subtle mind control he employs to ensure he remains at the helm, despite the wealth of evidence proving that he is unfit to govern the country.

The team of 400 charged with locating Saddam's WMD has been pulled out of Iraq after finding nothing. Where are the cries of racism and genocide particularly since no WMD's were found. British intelligence have had more luck with finding Saddam's possessions, but how will they explain the 35 billion pounds he has stashed in the same English bank as the Queen? The US Army calls up yet more reservists for Iraq duty and the Pentagon calls up three Illinois national guard units to "defend the homeland" - sadly the real terrorists will escape.

As if to nod their heads in agreement with Blair, warhawks in Washington announce that Lebanon is in trouble. They have turned their psychopathic gazes toward the Lebanese-Syrian border and Somalia. The civilians of these countries had better start instructing their children on what a cluster bomb looks like.

More slurs are bandied about. Apparently, you can now be accused of anti-Semitism for criticism of neo-conservatives in Washington. In Israel, people are going to jail for refusing to serve in the Israeli army. They don't like the idea of blowing up Palestinian children. Many Israelis attempt to make deals, or lie to avoid service in the occupied territories.

Mohamed al-Fayed, echoing the content of Diana's letter, claims that the house of Windsor murdered his son and Princess Diana. For their part, the Windsors have been caught unawares over the opening of a coroners inquest into the deaths. Could these allegations spell the end of the British monarchy? Initially both the French and British presented a unified front in discounting any conspiracy theories, so who is behind this new drive to indict the British royals? Perhaps timing is of the essence...

As the life is progressively squeezed out of the US, more citizens are caught up in dragnets and accused of breaking obscure and absurd laws. Running a small business is becoming very hazardous, and owners of these business may find themselves shoved into an overcrowded and violent prison system. Bush is systematically harassing US citizens and dismantling the economy.

As the French Navy indicates they have picked up on the signal of the second black box from the Flash airliner crash, Britons learn that they will require a visitor visa to enter the US after October 26th.

The IMF issues further warnings about the threat the US poses to the global economy, and a leading economist, crediting with paving the way for the Euro, calls for a global currency.

What do prescription drugs and oil have in common? They are, like almost everything else in our lives, used to control us, keeping the poor and the ignorant, poor and ignorant, while amassing wealth, knowledge and control into the hands of the few.

Mars mystery substance, ice circles, a suicidal galaxy and climate change.

CIA misinformed about Ansar

TV 2 Nettavisen

Sources at the German intelligence bureau claim that CIA misinformed them about the alleged planned terror action in Hamburg December 30. Ansar al-Islam was accused of being behind the attempt.

According to information provided TV 2 Nettavisen by German intelligence, they are convinced that the CIA information is wrong, and they allegedly fear that American authorities planted the information.

German police have started an investigation after the terror alarm at the hospital in Hamburg December 30. So far, no evidence has been located that indicates that the terror alarm was genuine.

Also German police who were tipped off by the CIA, doubt that the terror alarm was real. [...]

NYC 9-11 Truth Takes Back Ground Zero

Government Quietly Looked for Dirty Bomb Over New Year's

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government sent teams of scientists with radiation detection devices to four major cities over the New Year's holiday to search for dirty bombs, Homeland Security officials said on Wednesday. [...]

Blair: Iraq war was test case

Tony Blair has described the war in Iraq as a "test case" for the handling of countries which possess weapons of mass destruction (WMD). [...]

Comment: Blair makes a teensy, little mistake in his statements: There were no WMD's in Iraq. He is using a common technique in propaganda: associating phrases that do not belong together, which will fool those who are not alert and knowledgeable of propaganda techniques.

Blair: I'll quit if I lied


London - British Prime Minister Tony Blair indicated on Wednesday that he'd quit if it was proved that he lied in the case of David Kelly, the ministry of defence expert on Iraqi weapons who killed himself last year.

But, resuming his weekly question period in parliament after the Christmas break, Blair refused to debate what might be the findings of a much-awaited judicial inquiry into Kelly's suicide.

"The prime minister has said that a minister in a government he leads should resign if that minister lied to parliament," said opposition Conservative leader Michael Howard as he tried to grill Blair on the Kelly affair.

"Does that apply to the prime minister himself?" he asked.

To which Blair replied: "Of course, it applies to me, as it applies to all ministers."

"But, since we are about to have a report that will indeed decide whether people have not lied to parliament, isn't it sensible to wait for the report rather than having this absurd preliminary now?"

'Sexed up' intelligence on Iraq

Lord Brian Hutton, who has been conducting the inquiry, was due to issue a statement later on Wednesday that might indicate when he will release his findings.

Kelly, 59, was found dead with a slit wrist on July 18 not long after he was exposed as the source of a BBC radio news report in May alleging that Downing Street had "sexed up" intelligence on Iraq and weapons of mass destruction.

Comment: Blair's comment in the above is a good example of a tried and tested form of reverse psychology, a subtle manipulation that is very effective in molding the perception of the general public.

By suggesting that he would resign if proven to have lied he presents the public with a problem. In tackling it, first of all they consider whether or not Blair is an idiot, in the classic meaning of the word. Naturally deciding that he is not, the public are left with no option but to conclude that he is not a liar, because only an idiot would open himself up to investigation and threaten his career if he really did have something to hide. The obvious fallacy, although not obvious to many it would seem, is the belief that Blair is not in a position to cover up anything he wishes, including the death of a high level DOD microbiologist like David Kelly and as such can promise anything he wants without fear of having to fulfill it. The other piece of the puzzle of which the public is generally ignorant is the concept of psychopathy and that there are many more of them in our societies than we think.


[MENL] -- The U.S. Defense Department is said to be mulling a proposal to expand special operations forces and send them to destroy insurgency strongholds along the Lebanese-Syrian border.

U.S. defense sources said the proposal is being examined by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. They said the plan calls for a multi-pronged attack on insurgency strongholds in such countries as Lebanon and Somalia.

"The global war on terror is continuing, and it will for the foreseeable future," Rumsfeld, who did not cite future U.S. counter-insurgency targets, said on Tuesday. "As we prosecute the war, we'll need to continue to strengthen, improve and transform our forces; modernize and restructure programs and commands." [...]

U.S. Moves to Counter Threat from Portable Missiles

Homeland Security Dept. funds research on technologies for commercial planes

The U.S. Homeland Security Department (DHS) has launched the first phase of its plan to protect commercial airplanes from shoulder-fired missiles known as Man-Portable Air Defense Systems or MANPADS. [...]

GIs in Iraq Scoff at Re-Enlistment Bonus

"Man, they can't pay me enough to stay here."

35 GIs Injured in Iraq Mortar Attack

Ex-US Marine and Gulf War Veteran burns his US passport in Baghdad

Dahr Jamail
Electronic Iraq

Jan. 7, Occupied Baghdad, Iraq -- On this wet, blustery day, Ken O'Keefe, an ex-US Marine and Gulf War Veteran and Truth Justice Peace (TFP) Human Shield Iraq Founder chose the infamous Paradise Square for his nonviolent act of defiance and solidarity.

Standing amidst a cluster of media in the shadow of where the staged toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein by the Americans took place, Mr. O'Keefe somberly, yet angrily stated he was to burn his US Passport.

Mr. O'Keefe read the following statement...

Turmoil, neglect have millions homeless in Iraq

Mud cities among proposals for providing housing

[...] With an average family size of five, the number commonly used here, the estimates extrapolate to between 7 million and more than 12.5 million Iraqis in need of homes -- a staggering figure for a nation of 25 million. [...]

Iraqis revive ancient word 'ulooj' to insult, greet U.S. troops

By Hannah Allam
Knight Ridder Newspapers

[...] "Ulooj," they say, and while some use it with disdain and others more lightheartedly, it's unmistakably not a nice reference - though what precisely the ancient term from Arabic literature means depends on whom you ask. Among the translations offered: pigs of the desert, foreign infidels, little donkeys, medieval crusaders, bloodsuckers and horned creatures.

While no one can quite pin down the original definition, Iraqis agree on the modern definition: "It's the American military," said Maria Hassan, a 23-year-old history major at a university in Baghdad. "We use this word from the past for our occupiers of the present." [...]

US weapons search team withdrawn from Iraq

January 8, 2003

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A 400-strong US military team that has been searching for illicit weapons in Iraq have been withdrawn after finding nothing of substance, although a separate group looking for weapons of mass destruction still remains in the country, The New York Times reported.

"They picked up everything that was worth picking up," one US official told the daily, referring to the Joint Captured Materiel Exploitation Group, made up of technical experts headed by an unidentified Australian brigadier.

The team's task included searching weapons depots and other sites for missile launchers that might have been used with illicit weapons, another also unidentified Defense Department official was quoted as saying.

The withdrawal of the 400-member military team was seen by some military officials as a sign that the US government may no longer expect to uncover chemical or biological weapons in Iraq, the daily said.

A separate military team tasked with disposing of chemical or biological weapons in Iraq remains part of the 1,400-member Iraq Survey Group that has been searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq since Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was overthrown, a member of the survey group said.

However he told the paper that the group in question, known as Task Force D/E, for disablement and elimination, was "still waiting for something to dispose of." [...]

The Washington Post on Wednesday said interviews with Iraqi scientists and investigators indicate that Saddam's regime concealed arms research that never went beyond the planning stage, although it engaged in "abundant deception" about its ambitions. [...]

Comment: Of course, there are no WMD's in Iraq; Bush lied. Now that the special search team has come up empty handed, Bush can declare that the weapons were "smuggled" into the next Gulf country to be put down by the American Juggernaut.

Saddam hid 35 billion pounds fortune in UK banks

Press Trust of India
London, January 4

Saddam Hussein hid his 35 billion pounds fortune with the Queen's banker Coutts and Co and 17 other London banks, the ousted Iraqi leader has admitted during his interrogation by British intelligence agencies, a media report said in London on Sunday.

Saddam has confirmed that he took bulk of the fortune from the Central Bank of Iraq, transferred it to banks in the West Asia and then deposited it under false names in London, according to the Sunday Express.

Later, the money was transferred to banks in Switzerland, Germany, Japan and Bulgaria.

A spokesman for Coutts said: "We have not been formally advised of the comments alleged to have been made by Saddam Hussein during the course of his interrogation.

"However, in the event of any investigation into UK banking transactions we would, of course, fully co-operate with the relevant authorities."

A senior British intelligence source said: "Saddam is a prime target for Al-Qaeda in a case he leads the interrogator to Osama bin Laden. He has more security than Bush or Blair put together."

Comment: It would appear that British and US intelligence services are preparing the public for some important revelations from the "Saddam" they have in custody. It would be welcome news to the British and US administrations if Saddam were to reveal that he did indeed have links with al-Qaeda and by implication the 9/11 attacks. Such a admission would provide justification for the recent attack on Iraq, justification which is at present sorely lacking. Despite this, given previous reports about the less than friendly relationship between the two men, there is little reason to believe that Saddam could "lead anyone to Osama". Particularly given that Osama is more than likely a CIA asset, and that the 9/11 attacks were carried out with the knowledge of the Bush government. A much more pertinent question would be; if Saddam was such a bad guy for so many years, why was he allowed to amass a vast fortune in the same London bank as used by the Queen herself, and who knew about it?

Army Calls Up More Reservists for Iraq

Wednesday January 7, 2004 7:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of military reservists called to active duty jumped by more than 10,000 in the past week, the Pentagon said Wednesday, reflecting an Army mobilization of National Guard and Reserve troops for Iraq to relieve the forces that have been there nearly a year.

Guard and Reserve troops will play a larger role in the new force, representing nearly 40 percent of the total of 110,000 troops, compared with about 20 to 25 percent of the force there now. They have been told they will spend up to 12 months in Iraq, meaning many will be on active duty for about 18 months, including a pre-deployment training period and a demobilization. [...]

Three Illinois units called up for anti-terrorism duty


PEORIA — Three units of the Illinois National Guard are being called to active duty to help guard against terrorist attacks, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

The activation involves about 520 members, National Guard spokeswoman Lt. Col. Alicia Tate-Nadeau said. She said the call-up applies to units based in Chicago, Peoria and Decatur that are part of the 106th Aviation Battalion; units in Crestwood and Sycamore that are part of the 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery; and the 3625th Maintenance Company in North Riverside.

The soldiers will get special training in the United States during the next four to six weeks before heading to Iraq, Tate-Nadeau said.

"We've been trying to hold back the tears all morning," said Karen Shamblin, of Bushnell, whose son, Spc. Eddie Shamblin, boarded a bus in Peoria Sunday bound for Fort Knox, Ky. "Saying goodbye is the hardest part. The fact that he is going (to Iraq) with everything that's going on over there, thats hard."

On Saturday, hundreds of people turned out in Decatur to honor members of the 106th during a ceremony attended by elected, relatives and friends.

"I'm scared, but proud," said Richard Ashford of his brother, Sgt. Len Ashford.

Keely Huckstep of Decatur, a 21-year-old flight operations specialist from Decatur, said it meant a lot to her to see such a strong showing of community support.

Police to Guard 12 City Schools Cited as Violent

January 6, 2004

A task force of 150 police officers will help impose order on 12 of New York City's most violent schools under an initiative announced yesterday by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to curb school violence.

Together, the 12 schools enroll less than 3 percent of the city's 1.1 million schoolchildren. But through Nov. 30, they accounted for 13 percent of serious crimes reported this school year and 11 percent of all incidents in the city schools, officials said. [...]

More Deadly Than Gas

By Frederick Sweet
Invervention Magazine
January 6, 2004

In its 110,000 air raids against Iraq, the US A-10 Warthog aircraft launched 940,000 depleted uranium shells, and in the land offensive, its M60, M1 and M1A1 tanks fired a further 4,000 larger caliber also uranium shells. The Bush administration and the Pentagon said, there is no danger to American troops or Iraqi civilians from breathing the uranium oxide dust produced in depleted uranium (DU) weapons explosions.

DU is the waste residue made from the uranium enrichment process. This radioactive and toxic substance, 1.7 times as dense as lead, is used to make shells that penetrate steel armor. [...]

It is estimated that already some 300 tons of radioactive debris from DU weapons had been deposited in target areas during the 2003 Iraq War, affecting over 250,000 Iraqis. By comparison, Saddam Hussein -- who Bush had called an evil murderer -- only gassed about 5,000 Iraqi Kurds in 1988. But by Bush launching his war on Iraq with DU weapons of mass destruction, he multiplied the casualties to the Iraqis, and also to American troops, by factors of hundreds relative to the infamous gassing of the Kurds. Therefore, by the time American troops leave Iraq Bush will very likely have poisoned hundreds of thousands more humans than he had accused Saddam Hussein of poisoning.

Dodi's father claims Diana and Dodi were 'murdered'

From correspondents in London
January 07, 2004

PRINCESS Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed were the victims of a "horrendous murder", Fayed's father, the Egyptian-born tycoon Mohamed al-Fayed, said today.

He made the comment after the first inquests were opened in London into the deaths of the pair in a 1997 Paris car crash.

The businessman, who owns Harrods department store in London and the Paris Ritz hotel, said he was now "hoping that the truth will come out".

Al-Fayed has long claimed that Diana, 36, and Dodi, 42, were the victims of foul play.

He has contended that the Paris crash was masterminded, possibly by secret agents on order from high up, to stop Diana from marrying his son.

Diana and Dodi, along with their driver Henri Paul, died on August 31, 1997, when their black Mercedes-Benz limousine rammed into a pillar in an underpass beneath the Pont de l'Alma in Paris.

Following a two-year investigation, French authorities concluded that the accident was chiefly the result of Paul driving too fast under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs - but conspiracy theories have persisted.

Britain Opens Inquest Into Diana's Death

Mon Jan 5

LONDON - Britain opens its first inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed on Tuesday, more than six years after they were killed in a Paris car crash.

The hope is the royal coroner's hearings will put to rest years of speculation and conspiracy theories surrounding the crash, which continues to haunt many in Britain and around the world.

But it is unclear whether they will unearth any new information. Coroners' investigations are typically limited in scope.

Royal coroner Michael Burgess is conducting the inquiries, required by law when Britons die abroad of other than natural causes. The two deaths are being treated separately.

Burgess's spokeswoman said he held off beginning his inquiries until French legal proceedings in the case were finished.

[...] Coroners are charged with determining when and where a death occurred and how the cause of death came about, but it is unclear how Burgess will interpret that mandate.

[...] Al Fayed says he believes Diana and his son were victims of a murder conspiracy plotted by people who disapproved of their relationship. He also says there was a cover-up of the circumstances of the crash.

[...] Al Fayed champions one of the most popular conspiracy theories among those debated in thousands of Internet sites dedicated to questions surrounding the crash. It alleges that the pair were killed by the British Secret Service because Fayed was a Muslim.

The government denies the claims. But rumors that Diana, 36, was pregnant and planning to marry Fayed, 42 — both rejected by her friends — fueled the stories.

There also are unsubstantiated stories of photographs of the crash site being stolen, suspicion about closed-circuit television cameras inside the tunnel where the crash occurred that were said to have been turned to face a wall, and claims that Diana could have been saved if she had reached a hospital more quickly.

Britons to require visa to visit the US

January 8, 2003

LONDON (AFP) - British travellers to the United States will soon need a visa even for short visits under new security measures imposed by the US Congress, a British newspaper said.

Under the new rules, after October 26 this year all passports must contain "biometric indicators" -- computer chips carrying a digitally encoded record of the bearer's face and possibly fingerprints, The Daily Telegraph said.

British officals have reportedly said that these cannot be produced until the middle of 2005 at the latest, requiring all new British passports issued in the interim to be accompanied by a visa obtained from offices in either London or Belfast.

The ruling will affect all British passports issued after October 26 and passports issued before then will still entitle people to enter the US without a visa, The Daily Telegraph said. [...]

Air marshals have been operating on Royal Jordan flights since 1970

Thursday 08 January 2004

Amid global fretting over whether armed air marshals should be placed on commercial aircraft, the top executive at an airline which has done so for decades - Royal Jordanian (RJ) - has come out with high praise for the practice.

"We have had armed agents aboard our aircraft since 1970 and the experience has been extremely positive, despite the budget constraints it places on us," its president and chief executive officer, Samir Majali, told AFP.

"Commercially, it is expensive, and it is also risky since there is always concern over a gun battle in mid-air, but in general the practice is a good way to deal with hijackers," he said.

Washington recently issued an emergency directive asking all foreign carriers to place armed "sky marshals" on flights deemed by US officials to be at risk, sparking criticism from international aviation authorities and pilots.

Comment: So if the Jordanians have been doing it for over 30 years without issue, why can the US not also do so? Why is there so much hype and publicity over the introduction of guards on planes flying to the US? The reason of course is that the main (and perhaps only) benefit to be derived from implementing such a policy is to increase the fear factor among the public. Through the ramping up of paranoia and unease the government succeeds in herding the population to a much finer order of control, but to what end?...

They are afraid, very afraid

The Age
January 6, 2004

Fear is driving parents in the United States to strange behaviour, writes Olga Lorenzo.

America, these holidays, has been on a high terror alert. This means that every time you turn on the news, a banner informs you that the terror risk is high. It's like a high fire danger or a high pollen day, but the word used is "terror".

People generally acknowledge that there isn't much they can do about the "terror threat" and little prospect that their lives will be touched by terror. They tune out the dire warnings. But one wonders how such emotive words impact on children who, because of their inexperience, are more apt to conclude that the world is a terrifying place.

Visiting the United States after having been educated there and leaving two decades ago, some of the more visible cultural changes struck me as bizarre. [...]

Jailing the Innocent

by Paul Craig Roberts

Every day many Americans commit crimes of which they are unaware. Many of the crimes with which Americans are charged are absurd. [...]

Legal scholars such as Mr. Rosenzweig at the Heritage Foundation and Erik Luna at the University of Utah Law School are calling attention to the overcriminalization that has made it impossible in America to conduct ordinary business activities without risk of indictment. [...]

Talking Points Memo

Joshua Micah Marshall

One of the greatest rhetorical and moral challenges of opinion writing is how to respond to or critique aggressively dishonest or tendentious arguments. One part of you wants to discuss the underlying issue with its complexities and ambiguities intact - and every issue has complexities and ambiguities. But, in battles of ideas, decibels and clarity matter. And, to take up a different sort of metaphor, the niceties of conflict resolution are hardly appropriate or sensible if you’re trapped in a dark alley with a couple mafia goons.

A case in point is the increasingly brazen tendency for conservative columnists to label any critical discussion of neoconservatism as a form of anti-Semitic diatribe. [...]

Israelis Jailed for Refusing Army Service

Associated Press Writer

KARMEL PRISON, Israel - Five youths went off to face cold winter nights in concrete military prison cells, the price for refusing army service in the West Bank and Gaza — a stand that appeals to a small but growing number of Israelis. [...]

"I know already what prison is like," said one of the five, Noam Bahat. "I'm mostly afraid of wasting time, not being able to study and to struggle to stop the occupation."

During three years of bloody violence that has seen the Israeli military retake control of most of the Palestinian areas, set up dozens of roadblocks, carry out hundreds of raids and kill more than 2,500 Palestinians, only six young Israeli men have refused outright to join the army, citing the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza as the reason.

However, uncounted others have evaded army service for other reasons — some of them clearly fictitious — with the Palestinian conflict lurking prominently in the background.

Also, several hundred reservists have gone to prison for refusing to serve in the Palestinian areas, though they have stated that service inside Israel or on its borders would be acceptable to them. Uncounted others have worked out quiet arrangements with their commanders to be posted inside Israel. [...]

Serving a prison term "is not the highest price to pay" for Israel's military policies, Bahat said from his home in Kfar Saba, an upscale Tel Aviv suburb. "Every day soldiers and Palestinians are being killed ... and the only way to stop it is to stop the occupation."

The bearded, freckled 20-year-old said he expected the government to negotiate with the Palestinians and not use the army as a tool for its hawkish policies. He hopes to show the Palestinians that some Israelis care for their plight and to persuade other Israelis to join his cause.

Families and supporters hugged and kissed the men in the prison parking lot before watching them head into the confines of the concrete walls. "Let's go to jail!" joked one of the young men at the gate, as wind whipped a blue and white Israeli flag above their heads.

U.S. human rights report set to slam separation fence

French Navy says it has picked up signal of second black box

Wed Jan 7, 1:51 PM ET

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AFP) - France said it has picked up a strong signal from the second flight recorder of the Egyptian plane that plunged into the Red Sea, as relatives flew in from Paris to mourn the 148 people who died in the crash.

"The signal of the second black box has been picked up. The two black boxes have not been located, but their position approximately determined," Rear Admiral Jacques Mazars told a press conference.

However, the signal from the recorder, which may contain clues to the cause of the crash, came from an area that it is too deep for a French Navy submarine robot in the area to retrieve, he said.

The new signal is being emitted from a point that is 1,500 meters (nearly a mile) from an earlier one the navy suspects is coming from the other recorder, but both are in waters about 800 meters (2,600 feet) deep, Mazars said. [...]

China Reports a Second Suspected SARS Case, WHO Says

The Laws of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The main principles governing the pharmaceutical “business with disease.” It is not in the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry to prevent common diseases – the maintenance and expansion of diseases is a precondition for the financial growth of this industry.

The pharmaceutical industry is an investment industry driven by the profits of its shareholders. Improving human health is not the driving force of this industry.

The pharmaceutical investment industry was artificially created and strategically developed over an entire century by the same investment groups that control the global petrochemical and chemical industries.

The marketplace for the pharmaceutical industry is the human body – but only for as long as the body hosts diseases. Thus, maintaining and expanding diseases is a precondition for the growth of the pharmaceutical industry.

A key strategy to accomplish this goal is the development of drugs that merely mask symptoms while avoiding the curing or elimination of diseases. This explains why most prescription drugs marketed today have no proven efficacy and merely target symptoms.

Another key strategy to expand pharmaceutical markets is to cause new diseases with drugs. While merely masking symptoms short term, most of the prescription drugs taken by millions of patients today cause a multitude of new diseases as a result of their known long-term side effects. For example, all cholesterol-lowering drugs currently on the market are known to increase the risk of developing cancer – but only after the patient has been taking the drug for several years.

The known deadly side effects of prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in the industrialized world, surpassed only by the number of deaths from heart attacks, cancer and strokes (Journal of the American Medical Association, April 15, 1998). This fact is no surprise either, because drug patents are primarily issued for new synthetic molecules. All synthetic molecules need to be detoxified and eliminated from the body, a system that frequently fails and results in an epidemic of severe and deadly side effects.

While the promotion and expansion of diseases increase the market of the pharmaceutical investment industry - prevention and root cause treatment of diseases decrease long-term profitability; therefore, they are avoided or even obstructed by this industry.

Vitamins and other effective natural health therapies that effectively prevent diseases are incompatible with the very nature of the pharmaceutical “business with disease.”

To protect the strategic development of its investment business against the threat from effective, natural and non-patentable therapies, the pharmaceutical industry has – over an entire century - used the most unscrupulous methods, such as:

Withholding life-saving health information from millions of people. It is simply unacceptable that today so few know that the human body cannot produce vitamin C and lysine, two key molecules for connective tissue stability and disease prevention.

Discrediting natural health therapies. The most common way is through global PR campaigns organized by the Pharma-Cartel that spread lies about the alleged side effects of natural substances – molecules that have been used by Nature for millennia.

Banning by law the dissemination of information about natural health therapies. To that end, the pharmaceutical industry has placed its lobbyists in key political positions in key markets and leading drug export nations.

The pharmaceutical “business with disease” is the largest deception and fraud business in human history. The product “health” promised by drug companies is not delivered to millions of patients. Instead, the “products” most often delivered are the opposite: new diseases and frequently, death.

CANCER: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Twenty-first century medicine boasts a number of treatments that are actually very dangerous to human health, none more so than for cancer. May this short report reach the many thousands of people currently undergoing conventional cancer treatment. May it also reach the many thousands of doctors, physicians, nurses and carers who every day are innocently inflicting serious harm in the name of conventional cancer care. Let the countdown begin. Let there soon be an end to...Death by Doctoring. [...]

Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Consider the following statement from cancer specialist Professor Charles Mathe, who declared:
"If I contracted cancer, I would never go to a standard cancer treatment centre. Cancer victims who live far from such centres have a chance."

Walter Last, writing in The Ecologist, reported recently:
"After analysing cancer survival statistics for several decades, Dr Hardin Jones, a professor at the University of California, concluded: '...patients are as well, or better off, untreated. Jones's disturbing assessment has never been refuted.'"

Or what about this?
"Many medical oncologists recommend chemotherapy for virtually any tumour, with a hopefulness undiscouraged by almost invariable failure." (Albert Braverman, MD, "Medical Oncology in the 90s", Lancet 1991, vol. 337, p. 901)

Or this?
"Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors." (Allen Levin, MD, UCSF, The Healing of Cancer)

Or even this?
"Despite widespread use of chemotherapies, breast cancer mortality has not changed in the last 70 years." (Thomas Dao, MD, New England Journal of Medicine, March 1975, vol. 292, p. 707)

'Father of the euro' calls for global currency


The new global currency would be used for large foreign exchanges
Robert Mundell, a nobel-prize winning economist, often credited with paving the way to the European single currency, has called for a global currency.

In an interview with French paper Libération, Mr Mundell said, "with the emergence of the euro and its instability against the dollar, Europe, the US and the Asian powers should come together and create a new international monetary system". [...]

IMF Researchers: US Budget Gaps Endanger Global Economy

Wed Jan 7, 5:21 PM ET

WASHINGTON - Economists at the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday expressed alarm at growing U.S. budget deficits, saying continued deficits could hurt the global economy by roiling currency markets and driving up interest rates.

In a report on U.S. budget outlook, IMF researchers described the state of government finances as "perilous" in the long run and urged Congress and the White House to take steps to quickly rein in the deficits. Although federal tax cuts and spending increases since 2001 bolstered the global economy in the short run, the report said "large U.S. fiscal deficits also pose significant risks for the rest of the world."

A key risk is that the recent slide of the U.S. dollar against other major currencies could become "disorderly," the researchers said. The dollar has declined sharply since early 2002 against both the European common currency and the Japanese yen, complicating the task of European and Japanese monetary policymakers, said Charles Collyns, who heads the IMF team that monitors the U.S. economy. [...]

Wyoming Earthquake Serves as Wake Up Call

Jan. 7, 2004

An earthquake shook northwestern Wyoming early this morning. It registered a 5 on the Richter scale. An earthquake of that magnitude can cause damage, but this one, 19 miles northeast of Jackson Hole, has had its greatest effect as a wake-up call. [...]

Hoff says now is the time to get prepared. Wyoming's early morning earthquake was one of 10 earthquakes to shake both Utah and Wyoming since Christmas day. Four of the ten earthquakes were in central Utah near Nephi.

Bob Smith has studied earthquakes for decades. He teaches at the University of Utah and is familiar with the area in Wyoming where the earthquake hit.

Bob Smith, U of U Professor: “This earthquake was felt over an area at least 200 miles long. It was felt from southern Montana clear down to Pocatello, Idaho." [...]

Sulfur Smell Easing After Earthquake

January 7, 2004

LOS ANGELES -- A sulfur smell coming from a mud spring opened by the 6.5 magnitude earthquake the shook Paso Robles, Calif., last month is getting better.

Workers have begun piping the mud from the spring into the city sewer, causing the stink to subside.

The mud spring spews out about 500,000 gallons of 111-degree mud daily. City Manager Jim App says the city is conducting thermal monitoring at the site.

Costs for the project are expected to top $2 million.

Climate change threatens a million species

A million species worldwide are threatened with extinction by climate change over the next half century, according to the most comprehensive analysis of its kind. [...]

Mystery at Mud Lake

Wednesday, January 7, 2004
By Brian Charlton

When Vaughn Hobe first noticed a blinding light veering through the trees of his back yard and into his Liberty Township home in mid-December, he was mesmerized for nearly 20 minutes.

Ten days later, he discovered a 45-foot wide ring in the ice on Mud Lake, a private body of water abutting his property. It was surrounded by a 60-foot halo melted into the snow and overlapping onto the shore.

"It looked like something had come down with a cookie cutter and whoosh," Hobe said raising his hands to explain. [...]

Comment: Investigation by Linda Moulton Howe, including photos, can be found here.

Most Detailed Image of Mars Shows Mysterious Substance

[...] The composite image revealed a mysterious substance right at the rover's feet, which scientists described as a "strangely cohesive" clay-like material with alien textures. [...]

Sister galaxy dying in kamikaze dive

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A galaxy similar to our Milky Way is being shredded to bits as it plunges at astonishing speed through the heart of a cluster of galaxies -- a finding that offers clues to the fate of spiral galaxies in a violent universe, scientists said Tuesday. [...]

Burglar tried to post himself to house
10:37 Thursday 8th January 2004

A Columbian man tried to burgle the house of a rich man by hiding inside a box and posting himself to it.

But the owners of the house, in Medellin, got suspicious when the big package arrived and called out the bomb squad.

A police spokesman said: "I cannot tell you how surprised we were when a man came out of the box gasping for air. [...]



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