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As the trumped up Swine Flu Threat™ is spun into the sinister scenario of mass compulsory vaccinations and the hidden hand of western intelligence agencies becomes increasingly obvious in colorful "revolutions", perhaps a quote from one of our favorite psychologists would be an appropriate introduction to this installment of Connecting the Dots:
The biological, psychological, moral, and economic destruction of this majority of normal people is a "biological" necessity to the pathocrats. Many means serve this end, starting with concentration camps and including warfare with an obstinate, well-armed foe who will devastate and debilitate the human power thrown at him, namely the very power jeopardizing pathocrats rule.

- Andrew M. Lobaczewski, Political Ponerology: A Science on The Nature of Evil adjusted for Political Purposes
An almost-but-not-quite CIA coup in Iran, the spread of the Franken-flu, the US Empire's continued military agression in the Middle East and the courting of trouble with North Korea all should be enough to remind us that suffering is the daily bread of millions of people on our planet.

As often happens in life, when it rains - it pours. The month of June was a smashing one indeed; the mysterious loss of an Air France transcontinental flight provides a clue about the stage of the cycle of history that we are in. This detail is important enough to occupy the first place in our monthly analysis.

Falling from the Mystery bookshelf: Air France who (or what?) dunnit?

Air France Flight AF447 route
© UnknownAir France Flight AF447 route
One of the most interesting events was the destruction of Air France flight 447. The plane apparently broke up in the mid-Atlantic in bad weather. However, the weather was not severe enough to prevent other flights to make it through the same area.

Although not impossible, it would be a strange occurrence if an advanced airplane commanded by experienced pilots crashed due to entirely foreseeable meteorological conditions.

So, the mainstream media dropped that explanation rather quickly and instead focused mostly on the pitot tubes which supposedly gave false readings, as well as conflicting reports about the instrumentation. They are also postponing more detailed explanations until the doomed flight's black box is recovered from the ocean floor, which is looking increasingly unlikely. Authorities who are aware of the real cause of the demise of Flight Af447 will undoubtedly be content to leave the matter as an insoluble mystery.

Just as June was coming to a close, a Yemen Air Airbus 310 crashed into the Indian ocean. In this instance eyewitnesses were able to dispel any idea that a cometary fragment was involved, but coming on the heels of the Air France crash, we leave open the idea that there was a hidden hand involved. If the Yemen Air crash can be blamed on mechanical failure of the plane, then the conclusion that the Air France crash was also due to mechanics can more easily be made.

Indeed, it seems that the powers that be have gone into overdrive recently to close the book on the Air France event in a way that avoids any uncomfortable ideas:
Doomed Air France plane was not destroyed in flight


PARIS (Reuters) - The state of the wreckage from Air France flight AF 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, which crashed on June 1 with 228 people on board, suggest the plane was not destroyed in mid-air, French investigators said on Thursday.

Alain Bouillard, who leads the investigation on behalf of France's BEA air accident board, said the search for the flight recorders, or black boxes, from the Airbus A330 aircraft would continue until July 10.
The proof that the aircraft did not break apart in mid air is flimsy at best and includes the fact that one of the cockpit walls has been found deformed. A large part of the crew rest room has been found and impact marks [on it] indicated that something came from the bottom up to the top. Invesigators also found life jackets that had not been inflated suggesting that the the crew and passengers had no time to implement crash measures.

These claims come despite previous findings, including bodies stripped of clothes (ripped off in mid air) with multiple fractures of hips, arms and legs, that the aircraft probably DID break up in mid-air.
A spokesman for Brazilian medical examiners told The Associated Press on Wednesday that autopsies revealed fractures on an undisclosed number of the 50 bodies recovered so far. The official spoke on condition he not be named due to department rules.

"Typically, if you see intact bodies and multiple fractures - arm, leg, hip fractures - it's a good indicator of a midflight break up," said Frank Ciacco, a former forensic expert at the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. "Especially if you're seeing large pieces of aircraft as well."

The pattern of fractures was first reported Wednesday by Brazil's O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper, which cited unnamed investigators. The paper also reported that some victims were found with little or no clothing, and had no signs of burns.
But then later on we are treated to this:
The BEA concludes the analysis: "Observations of the tail fin and on the parts from the passenger (galley, toilet door, crew rest module) showed that the airplane had likely struck the surface of the water in a straight line, with a high rate vertical acceleration."

The bodies of about 30 victims recovered were all clothed and relatively well preserved. At this time of the investigation the BEA still did not have access to the autopsy results, the report states
As if no one would notice the story morphing. There is also this interesting point:

It remains unclear how or where passengers died, Mr. Bouillard said, partly because French investigators still don't have access to autopsies being performed in Brazil. A BEA spokeswoman said that Brazilian police wouldn't give BEA medical experts access to autopsy reports, although the agency doesn't know why. She said it is unclear when the BEA will gain access, and that a French doctor had returned home after traveling to Brazil.

So we have some very conflicting reports on the state of the bodies, withholding of data and in general, a story that just doesn't add up. But the fact is that ALL of these details can be explained IF the overhead cometary fragment explosion hypothesis were taken into consideration. So what are the chances of that happening?

As regular SOTT readers know, that facts and observations from the 'edge' of an event often point to a solution. Anyone can speculate, but the most likely cause of the demise of AF447 becomes clear, and would be clear to investigators, if they were to pay attention to a key piece of information:

Spanish pilot saw 'flash of white light' when French plane went missing

Air France jet debris
© Associated Press/Brazil's Air ForceIn this photo released by Brazil's Air Force, Brazil's Navy sailors recover debris from the missing Air France jet at the Atlantic Ocean, Monday, June 8, 2009
Think about that for a moment. The Spanish pilot saw a bright white light falling, in the area and at the time when the Air France plane disappeared. It is unlikely that he saw the airplane itself, as this would imply that it burnt extremely intensely as it fell. Furthermore, a professional pilot would give a different description of a falling aircraft. In fact, his words are very similar to the many eyewitness reports of cometary fragments entering the atmosphere over the past several years.

As Joe Quinn explains, we are not suggesting that a space rock hit the aircraft directly. Rather, it is more likely that it exploded at a certain altitude, similar to what took place over Tunguska in 1908. The shock wave caused by such an explosion would have serious consequences for any aircraft flying within a radius of several hundred kilometers of the explosion.

Read also here for a very interesting discussion about the fact that even a small cometery fragment explosion would generate an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP). The effect of an EMP anywhere in the area would be consistent with the scrambled readings from Flight 447's instrumentation just before it was lost.

So, did a meteor bring down Air France 447? Even one of our favorite disinfo sources, Discovery, seems willing to entertain the thought, although with the usual disclaimers of "remote possibility":

Did a meteor bring down Air France 447?
Obviously for any given flight the chances are very, very small that a meteor will bring down an airliner, but as Hailey and Helfand pointed out in a letter to the NYT in 1996, the correct question to ask is this: "What is the probability that, for all flights in history, one or more could have been downed by a meteor?" They concluded that there was a 1-in-10 chance that this could happen . . . let's use their logic, brought up to date somewhat, for 2009, for Flight 447.
But, as always, it pays to do a little digging. The cited quote is exactly thus:
To the Editor:

The odds of a meteor's striking T.W.A. Flight 800 or any other single airline flight are indeed small. However, the relevant calculation is not the likelihood of any particular aircraft being hit, but the probability that one commercial airliner over the last 30 years of high-volume air travel would be struck by an incoming meteor with sufficient energy to cripple the plane or cause an explosion.

Approximately 3,000 meteors a day with the requisite mass strike Earth. There are 50,000 commercial airline takeoffs a day worldwide. Adopting an average flight time of two hours, this translates to more than 3,500 planes in the air; these cover approximately two-billionths of Earth's surface.

Multiplying this by the number of meteors per day and the length of the era of modern air travel leads to a 1-in-10 chance that a commercial flight would have been knocked from the sky by meteoric impact.

No such calculation of the probability of a rare event can be taken as proof of cause. But it is essential to pose the problem correctly in order to obtain an estimate that can be used in determining whether or not the hypothesis is worth considering. We believe the meteor or cometary fragment impact theory deserves more considered attention.

Charles Hailey
David Helfand

New York, Sept. 17, 1996

The writers are professors of, respectively, physics and astronomy at Columbia University.
It is interesting that we have been repeatedly told that the chances of people being hurt by space rocks is too small to be worth any consideration - yet some are openly discussing the possibility now? And isn't it funny that even when the question is posed, it is spun in such a way as to make it a matter of mere probability and therefore 'bad luck'? Perhaps we too would be satisfied with the 'unlucky' explanation, if it were not for the fact that we have been tracking fireball reports from around the world for years, and it is very clear that such events are on the rise.

© Howard EdinSeptember 30, 2008
We also note that on June 10th, it was announced that data pertaining to incoming space debris is to be classified for elite eyes only. Talk about interesting timing!

Military Hush-Up: Incoming Space Rocks Now Classified

Why would the Pentagon deny scientists access to data about the incidence of fireballs in our atmosphere? What exactly is there to hide?

Deliberate occurrence or 'act of god', it's curious how these events seem to work in the favor of the Powers That Be:

Key figures in global battle against illegal arms trade lost in Air France crash
Amid the media frenzy and speculation over the disappearance of Air France's ill-fated Flight 447, the loss of two of the world's most prominent figures in the war on the illegal arms trade and international drug trafficking has been virtually overlooked.

Pablo Dreyfus, a 39-year-old Argentine who was travelling with his wife Ana Carolina Rodrigues aboard the doomed flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, had worked tirelessly with the Brazilian authorities to stem the flow of arms and ammunition that for years has fuelled the bloody turf wars waged by drug gangs in Rio's sprawling favelas.

Also travelling with Dreyfus on the doomed flight was his friend and colleague Ronald Dreyer, a Swiss diplomat and co-ordinator of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence who had worked with UN missions in El Salvador, Mozambique, Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Angola. Both men were consultants at the Small Arms Survey, an independent think tank based at Geneva's Graduate Institute of International Studies. The Survey said on its website that Dryer had helped mobilise the support of more than 100 countries to the cause of disarmament and development.
Other 'high strangeness' indirectly connected with the Air France crash includes:

14-year-old hit by 30,000 mph space meteorite
Woman who missed Flight 447 is killed in car crash

Could it be the Universe's way of making it known that this is one sphere the PTB will just have to accept they have no control over? All possibilities are open.

Finally, sometime in June this video of a fireball was filmed in France. It looks like a meteorite, but then again it is moving so slowly that it could have been something entirely different, although still very much out of the ordinary:

With all the other drama going on around the world, don't forget to keep your eyes on the skies . . .

CIA-nian Revolution

Political events are best understood in context. In 2003 Bush and the gang of neocons that pulled his strings went to war with Iraq with 'proof' that predictably turned out to be false. Since then, the US Empire and its Israeli advance guard have focused on Iran. Appearances aside, the election of Obama did not change much in this respect. The claim of Iranian 'nucular' weapons is getting very old at this stage and it clearly was insufficient to convince enough Iranians to back a CIA coup in their country, despite the hundreds of millions of US tax dollars that were spent on the effort. For more context don't miss Niall Bradley's recent analysis.

The role of the Western mainstream media was key in the effort to oust Ahmadinejad. While the coup (otherwise referred to as a 'color revolution') developed, western audiences needed to be repeatedly told a few lies and half-truths. Contrary to what the public was hypnotized to believe would happen, we have learned that
There was no mass murder by government forces, Mousavi wasn't killed or put under house arrest, the phones weren't shut down, the cell phones weren't shut down, Twitter wasn't shut down (although it is being heavily manipulated by the neocon forces; it's amusing how we heard about Twitter being shut down over . . . Twitter), the internet wasn't shut down (although all information systems were slowed by the massive propaganda battle being fought by the neocons), the protests, some very violent, are being allowed to continue. All the Zionist rumors were, as usual, bullsh*t.
There were indeed people killed - the question is who killed them and in what circumstances?
A Press TV correspondent reported Monday that as the protesters were beginning to disperse at sundown after a peaceful rally, unidentified gunmen fired shots into the crowd. The shooters were reportedly not in uniform.

State radio said on Tuesday that the attackers were trying to vandalize public properties. Several people were also injured in the incident.
Given that unidentified shooters in a crowd could be anyone, we are left to wonder which party had more to win from the death of innocent protestors in Iran. Ahmadinejad's government or the American government that has been threatening Iran for years? The reality is that the reports of violence primed the minds of the Western public for that one tragic image that would forever brand Ahmadinejad
s government as evil.

Media martyrs student's last breath in latest piece of gushing psy-war propaganda
Her name was Neda Salehi Agha Soltan and she was a philosophy student. But the manner of her death has turned her into an instant, global symbol of the Iranian regime's brutality.

This innocent woman aged 26 was shot in the chest during running battles between opposition protesters and Iranian security forces in Tehran on Saturday. Since then, a grainy, 40-second video showing her final moments, blood streaming from her nose and mouth as a man implores her not to die, has ricocheted around the world on YouTube, blogs and social networking sites.

Her poster has begun to appear on walls around the capital. There is even talk of trying to rename the street where she died. "People start weeping every time you mention her name," one man told The Times.

The authenticity of the video, and the source of the bullet, cannot be verified independently but that hardly matters any more because millions of Iranians and hundreds of millions of others around the world firmly believe the story to be true.
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An innocent young woman shot in daylight by a mysterious sniper - and the scene just happened to be 'spontaneously' captured in video? Call us cynical, but how easy would it be for a couple of foreign agents to commit murder in a crowd, take a video and walk away?

The millions hypnotized by the images were egged on, of course, by the Twitterati who oddly enough, were spared being off-line during election week for routine maintenance. The delay was a direct request from the US Government. Mysteriously, while there were few twitters, there were literally thousands of tweets. Happily someone made a few interesting observations:
Were these legitimate Iranian people or the works of a propaganda machine? I became curious and decided to investigate the origins of the information. In doing so, I narrowed it down to a handful of people who have accounted for 30,000 Iran related tweets in the past few days. Each of them had some striking similarities -

1. They each created their twitter accounts on Saturday June 13th.
2. Each had extremely high number of Tweets since creating their profiles.
3. "IranElection" was each of their most popular keyword
4. With some very small exceptions, each were posting in ENGLISH.
5. Half of them had the exact same profile photo
6. Each had thousands of followers, with only a few friends. Most of their friends were EACH OTHER.

Why were these tweets in English? Why were all of these profiles OBSESSED with Iran? It became obvious that this was the work of a team of people with an interest in destabilizing Iran. The profiles are phonies and were created with the sole intention of destabilizing Iran and effecting public opinion as to the legitimacy of Iran's election.

I narrowed the spammers down to three of the most persistent - @StopAhmadi @IranRiggedElect @Change_For_Iran

I decided to do a google search for 2 of the 3 - @StopAhmadi and @IranRiggedElect. The first page to come up was JPost (Jerusalem Post) which is a right wing newspaper pro-Israeli newspaper.

JPost actually ran a story about 3 people "who joined the social network mere hours ago have already amassed thousands of followers." Why would a news organization post a story about 3 people who JUST JOINED TWITTER hours earlier? Is that newsworthy? JPost was the first (and only to my knowledge) major news source that mentioned these 3 spammers.
Even if those with eyes to see understand this was just another psyops, the potential beneficiaries are milking it for all it's worth:
The son of the late shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, was Monday carrying in his breastpocket a photograph of the slain protester known as Neda said to have been killed in the Tehran protests.

"I have added her (Neda) to the list of my daughters. She is now forever in my pocket," Pahlavi told AFP fighting back tears, after calling at a press conference for Western media and governments to stand strongly alongside the protest movement in Iran.

The former crown prince of Iran took from his left breastpocket photographs of his wife, Yasmine, and three daughters, Noor, Iman and Farah, and, in the same clutch of images, one of a veiled Neda.

He held them up silently, and stammered an apology for having tears in his eyes.
How touching, except that the iconic photo (which he did not display) is of the wrong woman. As for the tears, psychopaths are adept at mimicking human emotions, so no surprise there.

Let's have a look at a much more plausible explanation:
Iranian police say Neda's death was a 'prearranged scenario'

Iran's Police Chief says the mysterious death of Neda Aqa-Soltan, who became a symbol of post-election street rallies in Iran, was a 'prearranged scenario'.

Neda, 26, was shot dead on June 20 in an alley away from the scene of clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Tehran.
Neda's death is a tragedy. What makes it even more evil is that she was a random victim, picked simply for possessing sympathetic qualities (young, well-educated, female) which would "play well" to the existing prejudices of the target Western audience. The Iranian ambassador to Mexico Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri is right to suspect a different reason for her death. "My question" he said "is, how is it that this Miss Neda is shot from behind, got shot in front of several cameras, and is shot in an area where no significant demonstration was behind held?" His conclusion - which should be obvious to anyone by now - is that the CIA, MI6 or the Israeli Mossad may have been responsible. Likewise, a Pakistani general put two and two together and declared that the US is interfering in Iran's affairs. The reaction from Washington? Obama falsely claimed that any CIA Involvement in Iran was "patently false". In this context, it was a bit embarrassing for Obama that the infamous Israel lobbyist and neocon Paul Wolfowitz called for US interference in Iran. Not to worry Wolfie, it's obvious that it's already under way.

© UnknownKhomeini, Khamenei, 2 Pahlavis, 2 Nedas, the BBC "forecasting" riots in 1979 and again in 2009... are we caught in a time loop?!
But what about the Bearer of the Flag of Democracy, Mir Hussein Moussavi? Would the Iranian people not be better off under his rule. We don't think so. Although he is universally depicted as a "moderate", when Moussavi was Iran's prime minister under Ayatollah Khomeini, he "presided over a regime far more oppressive than Ahmadinejad's", in the words of Professor As'ad AbuKhalil. Furthermore, Mr. Man of the People may have been involved in the Iran-Contra affair - which is most likely why he was selected for the role. Then again, the western media only needs to stick its labels on people repeatedly until they become 'truth' and all history is forgotten.

Even very recent history.

While the same media is deriding Iranian complaints of interference in its affairs, even as the CIA admits to having agents in the country lavishly funded for this purpose, we only have to look back to January to see that the CIA was planning a "soft revolution" under the cover of establishing "scientific and cultural contacts between Iranian and U.S. nationals."
The CIA tried to attain its goals by taking advantage of people-to-people contacts, joint studies, efforts to share scientific experiences, and other similar projects... The soft revolution plan was carried out through "NGOs, union protests, non-violent demonstrations, civil disobedience... and (efforts to) foment ethnic strife"
It's interesting that Mr Mousavi "is currently the president of the Iranian Academy of Arts and is a member of the High Council of Cultural Revolution." He and his followers need not be privy to the whole plan to play their assigned role in the deception. One man who certainly knows a lot more than Mousavi is Reza Pahlavi who effectively foretold the methods used to bring about regime change on behalf of US and Israeli interests in a startling interview he gave three years ago. Stressing the crucial role foreign media would play in destabilising the regime's authority, Pahlavi said:
And I'm talking about a blitzkrieg of media supporting, like the BBC did before the revolution, which was practically announcing the night before where there would be a demonstration the next day. This is not myth, it is fact.
The revolution Pahlavi is talking about is the "Islamic Revolution" of 1979 which toppled his father's reign. The BBC assisting in the overthrow of the Shah? Surely not! Yet when you track the historical data there is evidence to suggest that Ayatollah Khomenei was installed in Iran by the CIA and MI6. The "October Surprise" - timed to release US hostages just as Reagan was inaugurated - as well as the Iran-Contra affair are testimony to nefarious cooperation on some level, in spite of public enmity between the US and Iran. This time around the BBC has again been instrumental in shaping Iranian minds towards accepting a change of management, launching BBC Persian in January in time for the June election. While it's difficult for us to accurately guage its effects in stirring up trouble within Iran, in terms of moulding world opinion, its benefits are plain to see.

And so to close this section, we would like to present a jewel of contemporary journalism as manufactured by the BBC, that bastion of objectivity and neutrality - not! You see, in their desire to open our eyes to the fantasy of 'popular and spontaneous' Iranian revolution - and perhaps convince Iranians they don't really want Ahmadinejad to govern them - they decided to take some 'artistic license' of sorts with a certain picture of a demonstration in Iran. The original picture shows Ahmadinejad waving to a crowd celebrating his re-election. But the BBC published a photo that was edited to show only the crowd, along with the following caption:

'Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi again defied a ban on protests'.

Behold the evidence:

© Getty ImagesWindows closed
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We suppose one could argue that BBC-style journalism is beautiful in the same way that surrealism is beautiful. Except that surrealism was never published in news outlets and presented as fact. Eventually the BBC retracted, but it matters little because, in the world of media and propaganda, as in bar brawls, it is the first blow that counts. For now at least, Ahmadinejad is vindicated. Just as happened following the Twitter Revolution in Moldova, a recount of votes was ordered.

But guess what? Ahmadinejad won by a bigger margin than first thought! He still faces a monumental challenge to fend off the agents of destruction festering within Iran and attacking his country from without.

The end of the affair? Unlikely

Obama Israel US flags
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Through the psychopath's favourite tactics of intimidation, blackmail and aggression, that little state of Israel has become a superpower in the Middle East region, where it continues to abuse and murder the innocent legal owners of the land. This however, would not have been possible if the US had not been sustaining Israel financially and militarily from day one, defending the gurrier* nation each time it crosses the line of human decency (which is a lot! as bullies can't help themselves from constantly engaging in atrocious, law-breaking activities condemned by conscience-bound humans). And so the affair began, and it deepened over the years, with Zionists infiltrating American politics to the point where both nations today exist as one, at least from a foreign policy point of view.

[*Irish slang for a 'not very nice person']

It was the orchestration of the 911 event however, that confirmed the edict that the US could never be unfaithful to Israel, no matter how insane Israel's behaviour would become. And fearing that Israel would spill the beans on the US government's complicity in the murder of their own citizens on 9/11, the US has supported and defended Israel's genocidal actions ever since.

This little recollection of the affair brings us to the month of June, where in the US we saw more clearly than ever that the Obama administration will faithfully follow in the steps of the Bush government. After his speech in Cairo, where Obama supposedly tried to bridge US/Muslim relations but blatantly failed (out of the fullness - or emptiness - of the heart the mouth speaks), he was able to insure that US policy towards Israel will not change. Yes, Obama paid lip service to the call to halt the settlement process in the West Bank, but even that was too much for Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, who loudly rejected any such move.

And no, we were not surprised to see Obama sign a $106 billion war-spending bill into law later in the month, a few days after Congress approved $80 billion to fund the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; in other words, the murder of the very Muslims Obama tried to snake-charm earlier in his speech. Note also that $1.4 billion is allegedly set aside for "foreign aid" in Pakistan, which in reality translates to more civilian deaths, as we will see below. Add to the military funding the Pentagon-released statistics showing that "with Barack Obama as commander in chief, there has been a 23% increase in the number of 'Private Security Contractors' working for the Department of Defence in Iraq in the second quarter of 2009 and a 29% increase in Afghanistan," giving a total of 250,000 hired killers. It seems that when Obama spoke of change he really meant it! It is also clear that 'peace' means that same thing to Obama as it does to Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu, who paints his own paramoralistic picture of the concept:
If we get this guarantee for demilitarization and necessary security arrangements for Israel, and if the Palestinians recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people, we will be willing in a real peace agreement to reach a solution of a demilitarized Palestinian state alongside the Jewish state
Add to that Lieberman's assertion about the illegal settlements:
It's not a main issue in our region . . . If I try to compare what happens now in Iran and what happens in Afghanistan and in Pakistan to the problem of the settlements, it's very clear what . . . must be the priority of the international community .
Liberman's comment highlights at least one of the agendas of the focus on Iran and Afghanistan and Pakistan: to distract from the ongoing genocide in Palestine.

If we look at the US/Ziocon's ideas for a three-state-solution, where the West Bank and Gaza Strip each "pursue confederation with its respective contiguous Arab neighbour", Jordan and Egypt, we get an idea of the future that awaits the defenceless Palestinian population: more division, control, suppression and total disregard of their basic human rights.

Now, did the above in any way give you an indication that the Obama government is changing its stance towards the Zionist regime? We didn't think so. We too found it comical when member of the Israeli Knesset for the Likud party, Yossi Peled, called for Israeli sanctions against the US, over this "shift in American policy, which he believes has become hostile to Israel"! Looking deeper into this tiff however, it becomes clear that Obama's vacuous diplomatic speech, his calls to bring to a close illegal settlement construction on occupied Palestinian land and his "applying pressure" to end the siege of Gaza, might have sounded too insensitive to Israeli ears, unaccustomed as they are to such "harsh demands". Between the lines of Peled's laughable threats for retaliation against the US though lies the 9/11 blackmail card, especially in light of the news that 41 US counter-terrorism and intelligence agency veterans are currently challenging the official 9/11 account.

So while all of this might seem suggesive of a burgeoning schism in the relationship between the two countries, the truth is that - even if it wanted to - the US government won't be able to break free from the clutches of the Zionist cabal. What one Palestinian American writer and International Relations analyst suggests, quoting the context of the speech Netanyahu recently gave (allegedly written 13 years ago by people who came to be known as Neocons), is that Israel is attempting to forge a "new basis for relations with the United States" and be an "equal partner in the building of the 'New Middle East' in which Israel is its own superpower".

The reality however is that Israel is already acting as the only superpower in Middle East, defining its own pathological reality which then spreads to the rest of the world as it threatens its neighbours, all the while receiving humongous amounts of US dollars in military aid so it can continue murdering the Palestinians and whoever it deems a "threat to its existence".

The Good War

With a "notorious psychopath" now in charge of the US military in AfPakistan, it's no surprise that the slaughter of innocents in Obama's war has increased.

Psychopaths let loose: CIA's Operation Phoenix redux
McChrystal is a hired gun, an assassin, a man known for committing war crime atrocities as head of the Pentagon's infamous Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) - established in 1980 and comprised of the Army's Delta Force and Navy Seals, de facto death squads writer Seymour Hersh described post-9/11 as an "executive assassination wing" operating out of Dick Cheney's office.

His resume shows contempt for human life and the rule of law - a depravity Conrad described in his classic work, "Heart of Darkness": the notion of "exterminat(ing) all the brutes" to civilize them, and removing lesser people to colonize and dominate them by devising battle plans amounting to genocide.

The Obama administration gave him carte blanche authority to choose his staff for their assigned mission - expand the Af-Pak war with more troops, funding, stepped up counterinsurgency, targeted killings, and secret drone and other attacks against any targets he chooses in either country. He'll also have more political control, possibly with a Washington-appointed civilian authority to run the Afghanistan government day to day, making Hamid Karzai more of a figurehead than currently.

Obama's war aims amount to 'pacifying' the Afghan/Pakistan border areas through scorched earth terror, targeted assassinations, and as much mass killing as it takes to prevail. McChrystal, one observer said, "comes from a world where killing by any means is the norm and a blanket of government secrecy provides the necessary protection."
Sounds like just the man for the job then.

Despite the developing carnage, the governments of Iran and Pakistan managed to conclude 14 years of negotiations to begin a 2,100 km pipeline project they hope will bring natural gas from Iran to Pakistan. Billed as the 'Peace Pipeline', the project naturally works against everything the international oil cartel and its agents are pushing for in the region, not least their rival pipeline, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. This was concluded before violence infected the streets of Tehran following the presidential elections of June 12th and despite the Pakistani regime facing assault from all quarters:
Friday prayers blast kills 40 in Pakistan

Pakistan hotel blast: death toll rises to 15

Officials: 50 militants dead in fighting in Pakistan's tribal region

Pakistan: At least 34 militants 'killed in northwest'
A Taliban commander who blew the whistle on Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud's links with CIA and Mossad was silenced in Pakistan, while former Pakistani president Musharraf chimed in saying that Mehsud was behind Bhutto's assassination.

But wait a minute! Isn't Mehsud supposed to be dead?

© PKKH & PakNationalists
Whether a ghost or a cover name for multiple agents, someone has been talking freely to journalists in the region and claiming responsibility for blowing up mosques and murdering cricket teams, leading many to wonder how he (or they) can communicate and organise across multiple locations apparently unhindered by super-sophisticated American military capabilities. Maybe he learnt a trick or two from that other wily evader of the long arm of the American law, Bin WhatsHisName?...

Taliban defectors: US, Israel funding militants
Two militants' leaders who defected from the notorious Taliban chief in Pakistan have revealed that their comrade was pursuing a US-Israeli agenda across the country.

A prominent militant leader, Turkistan Bittani, who broke away from Baitullah Mehsud, called him "an American agent".

Mehsud, a warlord in his late 30s, has claimed responsibility for dozens of devastating string attacks on both civilians and security forces throughout the feared region.

Moreover, Baetani emphasized that Mehsud was being funded by US and Israeli intelligence services for brainwashing innocent youths.

The insurgents' chief has recruited several teenagers who have carried out dozens of suicide attacks on Pakistani mosques and educational institutes over some past months.

Baetani also noted that al-Qaeda and Taliban's leadership was never targeted in the dozens of US drone strikes in the country's troubled north-west region.

Another defector, Qari Zainuddin, said that Mehsud had established strong links with Israeli intelligence services which were destabilizing the nuclear-armed country. "These people (Mehsud and his men) are working against Islam."
If the CIA drones aren't targeting the enemy, then who are these 'militants' that the US, NATO and lately, Pakistani forces are allegedly hunting down?

The real vs the fake Taliban
This is where the whole problem lies; we haven't, as yet, been able to differentiate between what I call the "real" Taliban who solely focus on fighting the occupation forces in Afghanistan, and the "fake" Taliban, who are working on a hidden agenda of the United States and its ally, India, to disintegrate Pakistan. I call them fake, because it was during Musharraf's nine-year rule, whilst we considered ourselves an American ally, that the secret agencies of United States, India, Britain and Afghanistan established their hold throughout the length and breadth of Pakistan by setting up an extensive espionage network of their own, which recruited and subsequently released thousands of trained operatives garbed in the cloths of "Taliban" into the Pakistani territory.

This can be substantiated by the accounts of many journalists covering the war in the north western border of Pakistan, which suggest that the 25,000 strong fighters led by Baitullah Mehsud are not only highly trained but also have state-of-the-art weapons at their disposal. Now one wonders that where does the unabated supply of money and latest war gadgetry come from?

Moreover, the ease and impunity with which Baitullah and his loyalists address the journalists from their cell phones without being traced down by the modern tracking technology is mind boggling, to say the least. This is the question that troubles a thinking mind that how come a person on whom there is bounty of million of US dollars, and who is known to be freely moving around in the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, get away scot-free from the wrath of US drone attacks? In order to quell misgivings like this and to bring home the point that US is not playing a double game with Pakistan, a series of cosmetic drone attacks on Baitullah's territory have recently been carried out, in which no serious damage has been done to TTP's [Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan] infrastructure.
Thanks to successful conditioning led by the US media, like al-Qaeda, the Taliban has become a dread word, a name that dooms its holders to the depths of immorality. Step outside of the doctrinaire thinking however, and we see that there are in fact two 'Talibans': one a series of militias spanning multiple ethnic backgrounds and whose members supposedly ascribe to fundamentalist Islamic notions of global jihad against the infidels; the other an increasingly resilient resistance movement legitimately defending its people from brutal assault and foreign occupation. From this aspect, the AfPak War is really a war against the impoverished Pashtun people whose nameless country is the mountain region straddling Afghanistan and Pakistan's contemporary, artificial border. The US has carried its assault on the Pashtun over into Pakistan because its objective is to "colonize and dominate them by devising battle plans amounting to genocide." The Pakistani government has little choice but to play ball as the 'fake Taliban' unleashed and manoeuvred by Western (and Indian) intelligence agencies ratchets up its terrorisation of Pakistan's cities.

Some perspective may be in order here:
© UnknownPushtan children from Khost province in the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan
A civil war is brewing in Pakistan. Thanks to President Barack Obama, who is shifting the American war from Iraq to "the real enemies" operating from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Cash-strapped Pakistan could not defy Obama's persuasion and decided to wage a war against its own people, the Pashtuns inhabiting the Northern Province and the tribal areas of Waziristan.

A failing war in Afghanistan has persuaded American policymakers to generate a make-believe caricature of the Pashtuns, the dominant ethnic group in Afghanistan. For all practical purposes, the Pashtuns are now subsumed under the title of the Taliban. The caricature is simple and compelling: It highlights the Taliban as the paramount enemy without ever mentioning the Pashtun resistance to the eight-year old occupation of Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters are presented as religious brutes addicted to oppression and violence, who wish to impose a barbaric version of Islam under which there is no concept of individual freedom, particularly for Muslim women.

To further distort the Pashtun resistance in Afghanistan, the Taliban are co-equated with the Al-Qaeda, an undefined terrorist group allegedly scheming to detonate weapons of mass destruction, particularly against the United States. Burqas, floggings, and beheadings are accentuated to paint a repulsive caricature of the Taliban. In this caricature, no mention is made that the American bombings of villages, extra-judicial killings, torture, and secret prisons have failed to subdue the Pashtuns in one of the poorest countries of the world.

Nearly 41 million Pashtuns live on both sides of the border; around 13 million in Afghanistan and twice as many (28 millions) in Pakistan.

Concentrated in geographically contiguous regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Pashtuns live in big cities, small towns, and remote villages. Kabul, Kandahar, Peshawar, Swat, and Quetta are their big cities. Going back thousands of years, the Pashtuns are united through culture, dialects, and traditions. Most have embraced the Sunni sect of Islam. Like other cultural groups, however, the Pashtuns have fused Islamic laws with their pre-Islamic honor code, known as the Pashtunwali.

Pashtunwali is the unwritten Pashtun Code that regulates social behavior and interactions with foreigners. This Code belongs to the Pashtuns, not just to the Taliban. Hospitable and gracious, the Pashtuns go out of their way to respect and protect guests and strangers. Invaders, however, are killed without mercy. Nang (honor) is the founding principle of the Pashtun Code. Khushal Khan Khattak (1613-1689), a Pashtun warrior and a poet, summed up the nang principle in decisive words: "Death is better than life when life cannot be lived with honor." Badal (revenge) is the integral part of honor.

Badal requires that insult be avenged with insult, death with death, and no price is too high to seek revenge. Until the revenge is taken, the Pashtuns are restless, anxious, and uncomfortable with themselves. Forgiveness is available if the injury were unintentional. No forgiveness is rendered to invaders and occupiers. No enemy is too strong to deserve any exception to the Pashtun Code. Brits, Sikhs, Moguls, Russians, and Americans, whoever violates the Pashtun Code faces an unremitting resistance until badal has been consummated. Mighty armies have perished in the land of the Pashtuns.

Since 2001, Pakistan has been resisting the pressure to join the American war against the Pashtuns. A war against the Pashtuns of Afghanistan is also a war against the Pashtuns of Pakistan, and vice versa. No concept of the nation-state or territorial integrity could separate the Pashtuns across the border - certainly not when the Pashtun lands have been invaded and occupied.

No vilification of the Taliban could similarly separate them from their Pashtun tribes, even if the Taliban subscribe to a strong religious ideology. For the Pashtuns, the Taliban behavior is deeply rooted in nang and badal of the Pashtun Code. The divide and rule policy practiced in Iraq, which pit Sunnis against Shias and Kurds against Arabs, cannot work against the Pashtuns. Discounting the Pashtun Code, Americans continue to ignore this writing on the wall.
You may recall that in April, headlines screamed that the "Taliban are 60 miles from Islamabad". Secret Intelligence-inspired projection, in the form of media 'commentary', implied that the crazed jihadists were hell-bent on capturing all of Pakistan and wresting control of the country's nuclear arsenal. That is a very unlikely scenario because, as we've seen above, what motivates the Taliban-as-Pashtun-resistance is not conquest of a country whose border they have always perceived as an artificial construct, but simply the defence of their own people from foreign invaders. Despite initially granting some autonomy to the remote Swat valley in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the Pakistani government has since fallen into line behind the US confluence of Taliban-as-jihad-loving-terrorists with Taliban-as-resistance-movement and proceeded to engage the Pashtun resistance from the south, demonstrating with ease that no Taliban of any description could overcome the scale of the Pakistani army in open battle.

Why the Taliban won't take over Pakistan
"The Americans have become paranoid about Pakistan," says Talat Masood, a retired Pakistani military general. "They are losing their objectivity, and I think they need a reality check."
© University of TexasPakistan's major ethnic groups
So on the one hand there are Pashtun nationalist freedom fighters resisting the US occupation, while on the other there are counter-insurgents trained, funded and directed by Western intelligence agencies that have either infiltrated the Pashtun resistance or that appear to operate side-by-side with them. Unlike the resistance movement's clear strategic objective to remove the foreign armies of occupation, the fake 'Taliban', led by ghost agents like Baitullah Mehsud, comprise members brainwashed by religious ideology to seek martyrdom in the name of global jihad and are ultimately manipulated by the very enemy they wish to vanquish.

The 'Taliban' in Swat Valley: army of The Secret Team
A Pakistani source (Ahmed Quraishi) reported on June 16, 2009 that Pakistan's military has submitted proof of a large amount of US military weapons recovered from dead terrorists - claimed to be Taliban by the western mainstream media.

On June 7, 2009, Asian Tribune also reported that RAW [Indian Intel], MOSSAD and CIA are behind the foreign insurgency in Swat and Malakand.

Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (US National War Academy), a military analyst at the Pentagon, proposed the Balkanization of the Middle East in his article titled Blood Borders - he advocated the incorporation of the North West Frontier Province into Afghanistan and the creation of a sovereign Free Baluchistan, carved out of Baluch areas of Pakistan and Islamic Iran. Pakistani Baluchistan is estimated to hold 25.1 trillion cubic feet of gas and 6 trillion barrels of oil.

The New York Times (February 1, 2008) published Selig Harrison's article Drawn and Quartered. Selig Harrison, who is with a think tank created by the Israel Lobby (Center of International Policy in Washington) - predicted Pakistan's breakup into three sovereign entities along ethnic lines: Pashtunistan (comprising Pashtuns of NWFP and Afghanistan); Free Baluchistan (a federation comprising Sindh and Baluchistan); and Pakistan (comprising the "nuclear armed Punjabi rump state").
The Pakistani government is effectively assisting the imperial plan to splice Pakistan along the above ethnic lines. As millions of displaced Pakistani Pashtuns starve while enmeshed in the carnage wrought by his military's offensive in the Swat valley, the best their President can do for them is plead with the Americans to avoid deploying death drones against funeral processions.

© Dees Illustration
With his secret army operating under the cover of 'Taliban', US Secretary of Defense Gates "expects a heavy fighting season ahead," while a billion dollars has been earmarked for a gargantuan fortress in Islamabad. Oblivious to the writing on the wall, the Yankees are swarming the region secure in the knowledge that accountability is non-existent and a compliant US population will keep the money flowing.
Other major projects are planned for Kabul, Afghanistan; and for the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Peshawar. In Peshawar, the U.S. government is negotiating the purchase of a five-star hotel that would house a new U.S. consulate.

"This is a replay of Baghdad," said Khurshid Ahmad, a member of Pakistan's upper house of parliament for Jamaat-e-Islami, one of the country's two main religious political parties. "This (Islamabad embassy) is more (space) than they should need. It's for the micro and macro management of Pakistan, and using Pakistan for pushing the American agenda in Central Asia."
The shadow war in Balochistan
A new, US mega-base in the "desert of death" in Helmand province, in southern Afghanistan, will soon be operational. The base happens to be a stone's throw from the Iran-Afghan border, and just across the border from Pakistani Balochistan. It's the ideal, strategic base for an extended, tri-border (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan) General David Petraeus-coined counter-insurgency splash.
Deadliest Ever Pakistan Drone Strike Provokes . . . Silence?

Lara Logan on CBS' 60 Minutes explained to Americans how these drones of death 'search and destroy':
Right now, there are dozens of them over the skies of Iraq and Afghanistan. Hunting down insurgents every minute of every day. The fight for the 'pilot' is on the video screen . . . The trigger is pulled in Nevada.
Jeremy Scahill is rightly revolted:
I think that this is sick. Where you turn war, essentially, into a videogame that can be waged by people half a world away. What this does, these drones, it sanitizes war. It means that we increase the number of people that don't have to see that war is hell on the ground.

We are indiscriminately killing civilians, according to the UN Human Rights Council. A report that was just released this week by the UN says that the United States is indiscriminately killing civilians in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world. That should be a collective shame that we feel in this society. And yet we have people calling it the good war.
© Jason JeffreyReaper Drone

'The good war' masking a shadow war which the Obama administration pretends doesn't exist. Spectacular waste of money and lives in a time of global economic meltdown. Detached from reality at every level, how much longer can Americans keep up this charade and let the pathologicals run amok?

Dancing with North Korea

Popular Japanese daily, Yomiuri , on the 18th of June reported that "North Korea may launch a long-range ballistic missile toward the U.S. state of Hawaii in early July", siding the Japanese ministry and US intelligence. Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, responded by saying "we are in a good position should it become necessary to protect American territory" and "secured" US borders by increasing missile defence in Hawaii

In our last Connecting the Dots installment, we proposed that "North Korea may well have a defense agreement with Iran and Syria and perhaps even Hezbollah", based on observations that North Korea's bombastic behaviour ramps up whenever the US/Israel/UK trifecta sound their war drums in the Middle East. Given the current hostile rhetoric against Iran, North Korea's timely threat supports this possibility, reminding the US that there may be two fronts to any Israeli/US war against Iran.

And could this thesis hold any merit?
But in its much advertised effort to become a nuclear power, North Korea is actually displaying more sanity than first meets the eye. The Pyongyang leadership seems to know something about US global policy that our own policymakers and pundits have overlooked. In a word, the United States has never attacked or invaded any nation that has a nuclear arsenal.

The culling of the herd continues on the BBM. Psychopaths cannot abide the qualities of nurturing or creativity. They must either twist these qualities to their own ends, or destroy them. Being inherently lazy, their targets are invariably the weak and vulnerable. Starvation is a time-tested tool for removing "useless eaters". You can even dress it up in fancy science and call your weapon GMO's:

Priest: GMOs are going to create famine and hunger
The point of the recent "Failure to Yield" report from the Union of Concerned Scientists is that the increase in yield in crops over the last 25 to 30 years has come from conventional breeding. It has nothing to do with GMOs at all, or very little. This report was just published two weeks ago. I would consider it a very objective study. It looks at soy, at corn, at canola, and so on. There's no increase in yields at all, which there was in the Green Revolution, so it's quite different.

My main concern, however, is giving this control to corporations. For example, 60 percent of lettuce in the United States is now controlled by Monsanto. This is frightening. In the 19th century, all kinds of securities and exchanges agencies were created to move in on monopolies. Of course, those were monopolies on things like telephones. Now they want to build a monopoly on food. That, mind you, is precisely what they're after.

Feeding the world is about distributing food to those who need it, or distributing land so that people can grow their own food. I always give the example of Brazil. It's now the fourth largest exporter of food in the world, mainly animal feeds for Europe and America, and yet 35 to 36 million people go to bed hungry there every night.

Even if GMOs did increase the yield, is that extra food going to go to the people who need it? The reality is it won't, because Monsanto is not the St. Vincent DePaul Society. They're out there to make a big profit. They want to get monopoly control, and they make no bones about that.
Poor children in Ethiopia
© iStockphoto/Klaas Lingbeek- Van Kranen
12 Million Children Face Hunger and Food Insecurity In The US
Feeding America based its analysis on federal Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Census Bureau data from 2005 to 2007 - classified officially as the peak of the last economic recovery period.

As with poverty, homelessness, bankruptcy figures, and many other measures, the rates of food insecurity documented by the study plainly reflect the deterioration of living standards working class households have seen over the past five years. In the years since the 2005-2007 period, food insecurity has rapidly widened along with unemployment and wage cuts.

Feeding America found that for the period preceding the onset of the economic crisis, in 11 states, more than 20 percent of young children were at risk for hunger. Louisiana, with 24.2 percent, had the highest rate of child food insecurity, followed closely by North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho and Arkansas.

In California, the study found 1.6 million children were food-insecure on average in 2005-2007. Texas averaged 1.47 million food-insecure children for the period.
No state had less than 10 percent of its child population exposed to hunger. Sparsely populated North Dakota registered the lowest rate, with 10.9 percent.
South Asia hunger back at 1960s famine levels

1.02 Billion People Hungry: One Sixth Of Humanity Undernourished, More Than Ever Before
World hunger is projected to reach a historic high in 2009 with 1,020 million people going hungry every day, according to new estimates published by United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The most recent increase in hunger is not the consequence of poor global harvests but is caused by the world economic crisis that has resulted in lower incomes and increased unemployment. This has reduced access to food by the poor, the UN agency said.

"A dangerous mix of the global economic slowdown combined with stubbornly high food prices in many countries has pushed some 100 million more people than last year into chronic hunger and poverty," said FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf. "The silent hunger crisis - affecting one sixth of all of humanity - poses a serious risk for world peace and security. We urgently need to forge a broad consensus on the total and rapid eradication of hunger in the world and to take the necessary actions."
Sometimes, nature provides a timely crop disaster:

Killer fungus spells disaster for wheat
A wheat disease that could destroy most of the world's main wheat crops could strike south Asia's vast wheat fields two years earlier than research had suggested, leaving millions to starve. The fungus, called Ug99, has spread from Africa to Iran, and may already be in Pakistan. If so, this is extremely bad news, as Pakistan is not only critically reliant on its wheat crop, it is also the gateway to the Asian breadbasket, including the vital Punjab region.
But man is very competent on his own when it comes to the exploitation and destruction of his fellow creatures:

By Design: Of Hunger and Human Trafficking
Alas, the problem is now compounded, as UN food officials declared on June 19 that hunger around the world has reached an unprecedented threshold of 1 billion; that is one in six people. The alarming increase of 100 million hungry children, women and men from last year's estimates is blamed on the economic recession. While international institutions are efficient at recognising such problems, proposed solutions often lack sincerity, and frankly, any sense of urgency.

"A hungry world is a dangerous world," said Josette Sheeran of the World Food Programme. "Without food, people have only three options: they riot, they emigrate or they die." They also become fresh products in markets ready to exploit those whose very survival is at stake. When Julia, from the Balkans was 8 years old, she was taken along with her sisters to a neighbouring country, where she was sold to beg. She was beaten every time she failed to return with a certain amount of money.
How Did 100,000,000 Women Disappear?
The term "missing women" was coined in 1990, when Indian economist Amartya Sen calculated a shocking figure. In parts of Asia and Africa, he wrote in The New York Review of Books, 100 million women who should be alive are not, because of unequal access to medical care, food and social services. These are excess deaths: women "missing" above and beyond natural mortality rates, compared to their male counterparts.

Women who are dead because their lives were undervalued.

His research began a flutter of activity in academic circles and by 2005, the United Nations produced a much higher estimate for how many women could be "missing": 200 million.

"Why would there be excess mortality of, let's say, 45-year-old women versus 45-year-old men?" asks economics professor Kevin Milligan. "And what they find is . . . they have the same set of diseases, they just seem to die more frequently. The explanation that seems most consistent with that is differential access to health care. And so that's a really striking finding."

Anderson says that lack of health care is likely a big part of the problem, but that there are numerous cultural and social factors at play that can be difficult to pinpoint.

In their "elementary accounting exercise" published this February, Anderson and Ray began to plot the causes of excess death in 2000 by age group, and produced some interesting figures.

In sub-Saharan Africa, the dominant source of missing women was HIV and AIDS, the cause of more than 600,000 excess female deaths each year.

In China, Anderson says, most of the 141,000 excess female deaths by injury were suicides, making China the only place in the world where women are more likely than men to kill themselves, often by eating pesticides used for crops.

And in India, a category called "injuries" yielded ominously high figures: 86,000 excess deaths in the age group 15-29 in 2000 alone. Anderson has done extensive research in India, and says the numbers beg the question of exactly how many deaths were so-called "kitchen fires" - often used to mask dowry-related killings, the result of a new bride being tortured by her new family until her parents pay their debts.
Autogenocide: the cause of death for most victims on this meat-grinder of a planet.

Boo-flu: Fear Level 6 (let pandemic profiting begin!)

syringe and vacccine
Every good horror movie has plenty of twists and turns to keep the audience hypnotised in rapt attention. This latest flu drama is no different. The prologue was a trickle of news that military researchers are messing with older flu materials specifically those relating to the 1918 pandemic. Now we learn that the very scenario we're facing today is no spontaneous act of nature but calculated by design:
Is it merely a coincidence the Pentagon would propose in 1996 a deadly flu pandemic for 2009 when live H5N1 avian flu viruses are discovered in vaccines produced by a Baxter International plant in Austria?

"The fact that Baxter mixed the deadly H5N1 virus with a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses is the smoking gun," writes Paul Joseph Watson. "The H5N1 virus on its own has killed hundreds of people, but it is less airborne and more restricted in the ease with which it can spread. However, when combined with seasonal flu viruses, which as everyone knows are super-airborne and easily spread, the effect is a potent, super-airborne, super deadly biological weapon" of the sort proposed in Air Force 2025.

Finally, it should be noted that Walter E. Boomer, a retired former four-star General and Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, sits on the board of directors of Baxter International. Of course, this is not definitive evidence the military controls Baxter or is behind the "accidental" contamination of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses with the H5N1 virus at its laboratory in Austria. It is highly suspicious, however.

Baxter International has had a relationship with the military since 1941, when its blood-collection devices were the only ones that met the specifications of the U.S. Armed Forces.
"Suddenly" a new strain of influenza showed up in an outbreak in Mexico where (how convenient), a flu vaccine factory has just opened. The World Health Organisation changed its own guidelines for defining a pandemic in time to declare this current round of mild flu a "pandemic," then incrementally raised its risk assessment.

WHO consults emergency flu committee

This culminated with the WHO announcing the risk posed by the H1N1 virus as "Pandemic", the first time in 41 years such an assessment was issued, on the same day that the Pentagon announced it would cease publication of the tracking of NEOs (Near Earth Objects).

The media dutifully supplied requisite doses of fear throughout June:

US passes million swine flu cases
Scottish Swine Flu Patient Dies; First Death Outside Americas
Swine flu 'could infect up to half the British population'

And all this propaganda for what? A project this big has to have some payoff. Well, for one, there's lots of money to be made by the likes of Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis and Roche Holding AG, who's flagship product,Tamiflu, just happens to have connections to Donald Rumsfeld. Big Pharma can always count on Government to be a very good customer.

Republic of Ireland, population 4 million, orders 8 million vaccines
Australia orders 10 million H1N1 vaccines - step right up!
Ka-Ching! AstraZeneca cashes in with $90 million swine flu vaccine orders

The Goverments cash in too because a crisis is always a prime opportunity to extend their power and reach:

Readying Americans for Dangerous, Mandatory Vaccinations
The Project BioShield Act of 2004 (S. 15) became law on July 21, 2004 "to provide protections and countermeasures against chemical, radiological, or nuclear agents that may be used in a terrorist attack against the United States by giving the National Institutes of Health contracting flexibility, infrastructure improvements, and expediting the scientific peer review process, and streamlining the Food and Drug Administration approval process of countermeasures."

In other words, the FDA may now recklessly approve inadequately tested, potentially dangerous vaccines and other drugs if ever the Secretaries of Health and Human Services (HHS) or Defense (DOD) declare a national emergency, whether or not one exists and regardless of whether treatments available are safe and effective. Around $6 billion or more will be spent to develop, produce, and stockpile vaccines and other drugs to counteract claimed bioterror agents.[....]

The HHS web site also says the Secretary may:
"issue a declaration....that provides immunity from tort liability (except for willful misconduct) for claims of loss caused, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from administration or use of (vaccine or other pharmaceutical) countermeasures to diseases, threats and conditions determined by the Secretary to constitute a present, or credible risk of a future public health emergency...."
The industry-run US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notoriously rushes inadequately tested drugs to market, putting their efficacy and safety into question, and turning those who use them into lab rats. It includes everyone if a mass vaccination is ordered on the mere claim of a public emergency - no proof required.
Sarkozy's Secret Plan for Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccination
Canada to Vaccinate Entire Population
Kids may get field tested with swine flu shots first as schools turned into shot clinics
Swine flu shot campaign could involve 600M doses

While we can expect the media to sustain its promotion of the vaccination agenda, there will always be lone voices in the wilderness countering the lies and reminding us that we've been here before:

But there is more than just money and power at stake here. Sickness is a more 'socially acceptable' way than war to deal with "excess population" (that would be you and me).

Buried in a report from 2004 we find this little item:
A UNICEF campaign to vaccinate Nigeria's youth against polio may have been a front for sterilizing the nation. Dr. Haruna Kaita, a pharmaceutical scientist and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, took samples of the vaccine to labs in India for analysis.

Using WHO-recommended technologies like Gas Chromatography (GC) and Radio-Immuno assay, Dr. Kaita, upon analysis, found evidence of serious contamination. "Some of the things we discovered in the vaccines are harmful, toxic; some have direct effects on the human reproductive system," he said in an interview with Kaduna's Weekly Trust. "I and some other professional colleagues who are Indians who were in the Lab could not believe the discovery," he said.

A Nigerian government doctor tried to persuade Dr. Kaita that the contaminants would have no bearing on human reproduction. "...I was surprised when one of the federal government doctors was telling me something contrary to what I have learned, studied, taught and is the common knowledge of all pharmaceutical scientists -- that estrogen cannot induce an anti-fertility response in humans," he said. "I found that argument very disturbing and ridiculous."
Inoculations - The True Weapons of Mass Destruction

If you peruse the reports of victims of flu you will notice the caveat that they also suffered from "underlying conditions" that severely compromised their immune systems. The best protection is knowledge. A little education, detoxification, and real food can go a long way:

Avoid Flu Shots, Take Vitamin D Instead (or Cod Liver Oil)
What's Missing From Every Media Story about H1N1 Influenza
New Study: Probiotic Strain Boosts Immune Response to Flu Virus
Your Mind is Your Best Weapon against Any Flu

You can find many more articles in the SOTT archives, which you can access using the search function at the top of the page.

Garden Variety Insanity

Given the insanity we witness from the top echelons of our nations, it is no wonder that we see it reflected in local community as well. The proliferation of macro-social evil is mirrored by the pathological behaviour of those among us: both are characteristic Signs of the Times. We note once again that the victims for the most part are women and children. Here's a small sample from the month of June:

Sad: Former Southern Baptist Convention officer says Tiller murder answer to prayer
Oregon: Mother indicted in children's plunge from bridge
Florida: Foster kids get mood-altering drugs without orders or consent
Man used craigslist to find man to rape his own wife
Arrest warrant issued for Daniel James Murray, man 'on a mission to kill' President Obama
Oregon woman charged in death of pregnant woman
Phoenix tot brain dead after being thrown to floor
Indiana: Indicted eye doctor, wife found dead at his office
Psycho cat serial killer: Florida teenager arrested over pet deaths
Welcome to the Police State: Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper brutal attack on paramedic
Ohio teen sentenced in parking lot noose attack on a Hispanic boy
New York: Psychopathic man impersonated dead mother for six years
US, Virginia: Murder-Suicide in Axton claims 3, injures 1
Gunmen fire on group of Detroit teens, wounding 7
Russian Man Kills 5 and Self in Far East Shooting
'Little Khyra Ishaq so starved by parents she was like a famine victim'
UK: Mercedes executive killed by partner after affair discovery
UK: Mother 'unable to pay school fees' drowned son, 11
Greece: Priest, Church officials tricked ailing man to a half million euro 'gift'
Psychopathic tactics spread: UK suspends 6 officers after waterboarding reports
UK: Boy, 15, 'beat toddler to death'
Australian couple starved daughter, 7, to death
Bolivia arrests 8 Mennonite men accused of raping more than 60 women at their farm community

Crashes & Collapses

Aware that our organic universe communicates with us through symbolism and allegory, here at we keep our eyes open and note any spikes and patterns that emerge in the data coming through each month. The theme has been observed before, but the undeniable signal of crashes and collapses was strong this month, heralded of course by the sudden and catastrophic Air France disaster:

Tank cars blow up in Illinois derailment, 1 killed
Washington Subway Crash Kills 6, Injures 70 Intersting "coincidence": Among Metro Deaths in DC Is Retired General Who Ordered Scramble of Fighter Jets During 9/11
Germany: 3 US soldiers die in highway crash
Three killed in light-plane crash in Northern Ireland
UK: RAF crew killed in mid-air crash
Three people rescued from collapsed building in Moscow
Attack plane crashes in north Russia, both pilots survive
Block of flats collapses in China
Freight train derails, kills 6 in Italy
Australia: Chopper crashes into Dreamworld car park
Yemeni plane crashes off Comoros, 150 on board
Israel: Two planes nearly crash at Ben-Gurion Airport due to glitch

Sky traffic jam

Every month we are seeing more and more reports of strange objects in the sky. Inexplicably (or not?), the Pentagon has removed access to satellite images which would help identify objects entering Earth's atmosphere. One would almost think confusion if not downright concealment, was the goal. Regardless, sightings still pour in, whether UFOs, Fireballs or even Others. Lately, there have even been reports of Thunderbirds in our skies.

In any case the solar system seems to becoming more crowded in general too, and there's no reason to think the BBM will avoid the consequences.

Mars/Jupiter: Two new Asteroids spotted

Fireballs . . .

Australia: Update - No answer on mystery fire starter
The mystery fire on Hazle Marland's Gaeta property is still burning - just like the questions about what started it.

On Friday emergency crews rushed to Mrs Marland's property after reports something had fallen from the sky and started a fire.

Crews were quick to rule out the possibility of a plane crash, but speculation about the cause goes on.

"It's still a mystery, there are a lot of rumours floating around but because it is so inaccessible I really don't think that we're ever going to get to the bottom of it," Mrs Marland said.
India: 'Object that fell from sky was a meteorite'
US: Meteor lights up the sky over Arizona
US: A Blue Fireball
US: Fireball in Texas night was likely a meteor, expert says
Australia: Perth, Western Australia - A Large Bright Light and a Fireball

. . . UFOs . . .

Liverpool ufo illustration
© Unknown
England: My UFO Experience: Weird Shaped UFO Sighted Over Liverpool!
Relaxing in St James Cemetery today, 23rd of April 2009, I was reading the local paper. Suddenly something caught my eye and I looked up to suddenly see, this thing. I could not even begin to describe what it looked like. It was not disc-shaped, but sort of reminded me of some sort of weird-shaped starfish. It was completely black, and moved very very slowly in the sky.

It was low and big and the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. One other thing was that as I was viewing this thing, there where no sounds of birds at all. It moved across the sky by flipping over on itself, like a coin would move when tossed in the air. At first I thought it was some sort of giant seagul, as there where gulls in the sky at the time.

But looking at this, it was something completely and utterly strange. I tried to get a picture of it, as I had my camera at the time, but could not get a focus no matter how hard I tried. I watched it move toward the Anglcan Cathedral, Liverpool, and then it headed toward the city centre and the Tower restaurant.
England: Eastbourne, East Sussex - Large 'Fireball' Moving Horizontally
UFO again Videotaped over Bratislava, Slovak Republic
England: Twenty UFOs fly in formation
England: Beeston, Nottingham - Object Looked Like it was on Fire
England: Bridgwater, Somerset - A Ball of Fire
England: Ilford, Essex - Two Flaming Objects

. . . and Other Critters

US:"Lizard Man" returns?
US: Land O'Lakes nurse investigates Bigfoot sightings
Spain: The Bigfoot of the Pyrenees
US: A Ghost in the Building
Malaysia: 'Mysterious spirit' haunting housing estate
Japan: Perplexing tadpole discoveries spread beyond Ishikawa
Ireland: 'Panthers', 'leopards' and 'pumas' sighted in fields throughout Ulster

Of Trust and Humanity

Time and again, here at SOTT, we have pointed out how the actions of pathocracy are spreading like cancer, infecting all aspects of our lives. While our little blue home is undergoing dramatic changes, so are we, and it would have been so much simpler and natural if we could all come together and used our creativity, intelligence and talents to go through these difficult times. The psychopathic minority however made sure that we remain divided among ourselves making ruling us an easier task. Like the cancer treatments that remain hidden from those who really need them in order to reclaim back their vitality, even very lives, so have the treatments of psychopathic infection been buried and put out of sight, along with knowledge of the disease. Yet, "nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest; Neither anything hid, that shall not be known and come abroad" - Luke 8: 17. If you read SOTT and attend the Forum discussions, you know there are treatments and there is knowledge available, because others have consistently fought against the system make it so. But unless we take the information and apply it in our own lives and act upon it, the information is useless. The change we want to see in our world must begin within ourselves. Laura Knight-Jadczyk recently wrote:
As I said, we evolved to trust one another - but that was a world where others were trustworthy. We live in a different world now. The cheaters in our world have evolved ways to induce us to trust them, but we can tell by our stress that we are going in the wrong direction, we are in mortal peril. But still, to get anything done at all, we must trust. And to figure out who to trust, we need to rely, again, on the network of observations from many observers. Again, we are not talking about getting a lot of emotional viewpoints, but rather perceptions and assessments of the shared, Primary Reality - what is REAL "out there" and what really seems to work, to explain things, and has internal consistency over time.

Those who are able to accomplish this task of rebuilding social connections based on the new evolutionary standard of accounting for pathology in the equations, will evolve. Those who do not evolve will perish.

That's what I see from where I sit right now. United we stand, divided we fall. All for One and One for All.
Crop Circle 21/06
© Steve AlexanderCrop Circle near Avebury, Wiltshire, reported on June 21st