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Rouhani surfs the new WAVE

Hasan Rouhani
© AP Photo/Brendan McDermid, Pool
Hasan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Tuesday.
He came. He listened. And he surfed.
"I listened carefully to the statement made by President Obama today at the General Assembly... [I'm] hoping that they will refrain from following the short-sighted interests of warmongering pressure groups and we can arrive at a framework to managing our differences."
Then he outlined what has always been the official Iranian position: "Talks can happen; equal footing and mutual respect should govern the talks."

Then he addressed the expectation (actually, the world's): "Of course, we expect to hear a consistent voice from Washington. The dominant voice in recent years has been for a military option."

But now he had another idea. So he sets the stage for the punch line: It's WAVE time. WAVE as in World Against Violence and Extremism. Not in Farsi, lost in translation; in English.
"I propose as a starting step... I invite all states... to undertake a new effort to guide the world in this direction ... we should start thinking about a coalition for peace all across the globe instead of the ineffective coalitions for war."
So the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has just invited the whole planet to join the WAVE. How come no "coalition of the willing" leader ever thought about that?


America's history of chemical weapons 'experiments' against its own people: The Manchester Mill anthrax case

One day in early September 1957, Antonio Jette came home from his job at the Arms Textile Mill in Manchester, N.H., and uncharacteristically went to bed early. He told his wife, Anna, that he was tired, wasn't in the least hungry and felt like he was coming down with a cold.

The next morning, Antonio said he was feeling better. It was Saturday and he and Anna drove to Vermont, four hours away, to attend the Rutland State Fair. It was an event they had been looking forward to for months. But as they were entering the fair's gate, Antonio turned to Anna and said they had to go back home. "I'm sorry," he told Anna, "I feel really sick." On the way home, Antonio had several fits of dry coughing and he said that his chest hurt.

The following day, Sunday, Antonio and Anna went to church. After returning home, Antonio again said that he felt tired. He told Anna he was going to lie down for a couple of hours. An hour later Anna checked on Antonio and found him soaked with perspiration and mumbling incoherently. She took his temperature, saw that it was 103 degrees Fahrenheit and called the family's doctor. The doctor gave Antonio a shot of penicillin for what he thought was a bronchial infection. He told Anna to keep Antonio in bed for the next few days.

Two hours later, Anna found Antonio's temperature had risen to 104, and she was unable to wake him up. With the help of neighbors, Anna took her husband to a nearby hospital. Doctors at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua found Antonio's temperature to be 105 degrees. His breathing was rapid and shallow. Rales were audible over both his lungs. Tests revealed blood in his lumbar region. Doctors told Anna that they thought her husband had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. His chances for recovery didn't look good, they said.

Antonio never regained consciousness. He died the next morning, Sept. 6, at 6 a.m., the same time that every morning he walked to church before heading off to work at the mill.


America's history of chemical weapons 'experiments' against its own people: Over 4,000 radiation experiments killed or poisoned hundreds of thousands of citizens

The following article appeared in New Dawn, No. 68 (Sept-Oct 2001).

In preparing America for nuclear attack during the Cold War years following World War II, thousands of US citizens became the innocent victims of over 4,000 secret and classified radiation experiments conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and other government agencies, such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, the Public Health Service (now the CDC), the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration (VA), the CIA, and NASA.

Millions of people were exposed to radioactive fallout from the continental testing of more than 200 atmospheric and underground nuclear weapons, and from the hundreds of secret releases of radiation into the environment. Over 200,000 "atomic vets" who worked closely with nuclear detonations at the Nevada test site during the 1950s and 1960s were especially vulnerable to radiation fallout.

Also affected were the thousands of so-called "downwinders", who lived in nearby small towns in Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. These downwinders (along with the animal populations) suffered the worst cumulative radioactive effects of fallout, along with a contaminated environment teeming with radioactive food and farm products. The plight of these poor country people exposed to government-induced radiation sickness has been recorded in Carole Gallagher's remarkable photo-essay American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War (The Free Press, 1993).

In reviewing declassified AEC records (now the Department of Energy) from the 1950s, Gallagher was shocked to discover one document that described the people downwind of the Nevada Test Site as "a low use segment of the population." Her shock at such callous bigotry caused her to eventually move West to research, investigate and document those who lived closest to the Test Site, as well as workers at the site, and soldiers repeatedly exposed to nuclear bombs during the military tests.

Eye 1

Four chemical attacks U.S. wants you to forget

Abby Martin speaks about the blatant hypocrisy regarding Obama's "red line" of chemical attacks as the motivating factor to intervene militarily in Syria, citing the top four chemical weapons attacks that the US military does not want you to know about.

Comment: See here for more on the gruesome St Louis case, where citizens were deliberately sprayed with zinc cadmium silfide laced with Radium 226.

Then there's the Manchester Mill anthrax case.

In fact, there are THOUSANDS of chemical attacks the U.S. government wants you to forget...

America's history of chemical weapons 'experiments' against its own people: Over 4,000 radiation experiments killed or poisoned hundreds of thousands of citizens

Feeling safer yet?

Star of David

Kenyan false flag bomb plot aimed at tightening sanctions noose on Iran

Islamic Republic Falls Foul in African Cradle of America's 'War on Terror'

An alleged spectacular Iranian bomb plot uncovered in Kenya this week has all the hallmarks of a Western intelligence "false flag" operation - with the aim of tightening international oil sanctions even further on Iran.

Two men alleged to be Iranian nationals and members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps appeared in court in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, earlier this week on terrorism charges. Media reports on 2 July said the men are accused of planning to blow up American, British, Saudi and Israeli targets in Kenya, including the British High Commission office, a chain of hotels and a synagogue.


Was 7 August Nairobi airport fire a terror attack? Mossad and FBI 'assisted' Kenyan investigation

© AP/Segeni Ngethe
Onlookers watch as black smoke billows from the international arrivals hall of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, August 7.
Members of the Israeli Mossad spy agency and the FBI are reportedly helping investigate whether terrorism was behind a massive fire at a Kenyan airport earlier this month.

The August 7 fire at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shut down operations at the major gateway to East Africa and gutted the arrivals hall.

US President Barack Obama pledged support to Kenya after the fire, and according to Kenya's Citizen News, members of the FBI and the Mossad were probing the cause of the blaze.

A Kenyan official told the Associated Press that terror was ruled out by investigators.

Michael Kamau, the cabinet secretary for transport and infrastructure, said Kenyan officials were receiving assistance from international agencies "because we intend to carry out a full investigation on what happened yesterday." One of the officials who spoke to AP confirmed that members of the FBI were assisting.


British widow of 7/7 patsy 'plotted terrorist attacks' against Kenyan targets from network of luxury safe houses in Mombasa


The five-bedroom villa in Shanzu, Mombasa, where Kenya's intelligence agency reports that British terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite used to live
A secret luxury hideaway used by a 7/7 bomber's fugitive widow to evade capture has been revealed by investigators in Kenya.

While security agencies step up their hunt for Samantha Lewthwaite, who is wanted in connection with a suspected terrorist plot, it appears the widow of suicide killer Jermaine Lindsay has been living in the lap of luxury.

These photos show the sprawling five-bedroom villa, situated just minutes from the sandy white beaches of Mombasa, were it is suspected Ms Lewthwaite has been living and aiding a terror cell plotting to blow up hotels and shopping centres across the East African city.

And it is believed police might even have discovered Ms Lewthwaite, 28, at the villa during a raid on the property but let her go when she provided a South African passport under the name of Natalie Faye Webb.

When they returned a few days later they discovered a smashed laptop and ammunition and have now confirmed the fugitive was staying at the villa.


The MI6 - Al-Shabaab Connection


Al-Shabaab foreign forces are recruited and trained by MI5 agents.
British security analysts fear that the militant Islamic Somali group Al-Shabaab, which has admitted to carrying out acts of terrorism, may attack the London Olympic Games. The military and its secret services count on the media to "set the agenda" (Chatham House)1 and to "shape perceptions" (Ministry of Defence).2 It is not surprising, then, that the government's terrorism claims are repeated uncritically by the media, which specialise in "white propaganda" (an official term for establishment messages).3

In reality, Al-Shabaab was infiltrated by old MI6 assets long ago, and its foreign forces are recruited and trained by MI5 agents (see below). If there is an attack on the Olympic Games carried out by Al-Shabaab, it will almost certainly be a false-flag designed to propel a war-weary public into supporting yet more bloodshed in the Pentagon's quest for Full Spectrum Dominance.4 With one million Somalis dependent on Red Cross food aid (and not by accident), a British-led invasion could lead to mass starvation.

Shell and BP have long-standing oil contracts in Somalia, which the country's socialist Islamic Courts Union jeopardised by permitting Chinese and Russian prospecting.5 A Chatham House study sponsored by BP recommended that because "Voters will not actively call for a more effective foreign policy," the unelected Tory-Liberal government "should define its international mission as managing risks on behalf of British citizens."6

Wall Street

Larry Summers sacked: Will next Fed chief be another Goldman Sachs' pick?

Joseph Stiglitz couldn't believe his ears. Here they were in the White House, with President Bill Clinton asking the chiefs of the US Treasury for guidance on the life and death of America's economy, when the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers turns to his boss, Secretary Robert Rubin, and says, "What would Goldman think of that?"


Then, at another meeting, Summers said it again: What would Goldman think?

A shocked Stiglitz, then Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, told me he'd turned to Summers, and asked if Summers thought it appropriate to decide US economic policy based on "what Goldman thought." As opposed to say, the facts, or say, the needs of the American public, you know, all that stuff that we heard in Cabinet meetings on The West Wing.

Summers looked at Stiglitz like Stiglitz was some kind of naive fool who'd read too many civics books.

Better Earth

This three minute commercial puts full-length Hollywood films to shame

It certainly says something about the state of Hollywood today that a three minute ad produced at a fraction of the cost of most movies is more moving and poignant than almost anything the big studios have to offer.

The Thai telecommunications conglomerate True is getting rave reviews worldwide for its latest spot, "Giving," which tells the story of a man unexpectedly rewarded for a lifetime of good deeds he performed without expecting anything in return.

TrueMove too says it "believes in the power of giving without expecting a return."

Which would probably be more meaningful if they were to, say, give away their services and devices for free. Which they are not. But what the company lacks in commitment to its own philosophy, it more than makes up for in inspirational advertising.