Welcome to Sott.net
Mon, 20 Sep 2021
The World for People who Think

Puppet Masters
Map

Vader

Right-Wing Kristol Calls On Bush To Pardon Torturers And Wiretappers, Reward Them With Medal Of Freedom

george bush medal of freedom
In his new Weekly Standard column, right-wing pundit Bill Kristol lays out a to-do list for President Bush before he leaves office. He urges Bush to deliver speeches "reminding Americans of our successes fighting the war on terror." Kristol dreams, "Over time, Bush might even get deserved credit for effective conduct of the war on terror."

After urging Bush to fight the incoming administration's desire to close Guantanamo, Kristol concludes with this:
One last thing: Bush should consider pardoning - and should at least be vociferously praising - everyone who served in good faith in the war on terror, but whose deeds may now be susceptible to demagogic or politically inspired prosecution by some seeking to score political points. The lawyers can work out if such general or specific preemptive pardons are possible; it may be that the best Bush can or should do is to warn publicly against any such harassment or prosecution. But the idea is this: The CIA agents who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and the NSA officials who listened in on phone calls from Pakistan, should not have to worry about legal bills or public defamation. In fact, Bush might want to give some of these public servants the Medal of Freedom at the same time he bestows the honor on Generals Petraeus and Odierno. They deserve it.
In the Bush era, the Medal of Freedom has come to absurdly represent a reward for those who carried out policy failures at the urging of the Bush administration. By this standard, the implementers of torture and warrantless wiretapping certainly qualify for such a medal.

Bad Guys

Mumbai "terrorists": "Foreign looking, fair skinned" men had blonde hair, punkish hairstyle, drank beer before killing spree

Pappu Mishra was tending to his customers at his glass-walled cafe at the gothic Victorian Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai when he spotted two sprightly young men dressed in black.

Bomb

Terror attacks in Mumbai; 80 dead, over 250 injured

Terror struck the country's financial capital late on Wednesday night as coordinate serial explosions and indiscriminate firing rocked eight areas across Mumbai including the crowded CST railway station, two five star hotels--Oberoi and Taj. ( Watch )

Propaganda

Former Italian President: "9-11 Carried Out By Mossad And CIA"



©Ansa
Francesco Cossiga

The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera carried the following article on November 30, 2007. They report that President Emeritus of the Italian Republic Francesco Cossiga has stated that 9/11 was the work of US and Israeli intelligence. Not only that, all Democratic leaders in Europe and America are also aware of this fact.

The former President added that at least one of the alleged tapes by Osama Bin Laden is actually a fake. We here at SOTT have been stating precisely this to our readers for several years now, but still, it is nice to have it finally corroborated by a member of the political elite.

Life Preserver

Giant Stimulus Plan Proposed for Europe

BRUSSELS - Seeking to revive the region's rapidly deteriorating economy, the European Commission on Wednesday proposed a stimulus package totaling 200 billion euros, or $256.22 billion.

The commission, the executive arm of the European Union, said in Brussels that the stimulus measures were necessary to bolster growth and employment in the European Union's 27 member countries. Just Tuesday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicted that the 15 countries of the euro zone would contract next year by a combined 0.6 percent, and economists have begun speaking of 2009 as a "lost year."

The stimulus plan was larger than many economists had expected. It calls for a spending of "around 200 billion euros" or 1.5 percent of the European Union's gross domestic product. Most of the money - about 170 billion euros - would come from member-government spending, much of which has already been announced.

Magnify

Iran: Detained Mossad spy had ties to Revolutionary Guards

One of the detained members of an alleged Israeli-linked espionage network was involved with Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard, the official state news agency said Tuesday.

IRNA quoted Teheran General Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi as saying the network formed after Israel's Mossad spy agency recruited a man who had "previously been in connection with the Guards."

Iranian_Guards
© AP
Wearing their traditional dresses, Iranian Turkmen, members of the Basij paramilitary volunteers, affiliated to the elite Revolutionary Guards, march during a parade ceremony.

Sheeple

Sleepwalking our way to hell

slave to money
© unknown
We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. - Professor Arnold Toynbee, 1931 Institute for the Study of International Affairs.

What a week; world stock indexes took another serious beating while J P Morgan fired 3,000 amid speculation that total Wall Street job losses will reach 225,000 and Citibank was bailed out to the tune of $27 billion of new equity and in excess of $300 billion blanket guarantee of some of its toxic assets.

Chess

Is Israel Deliberately Strengthening Hamas?

gaza siege
© Latuff
Let's not be dragged into calculating how many tons of rice, flour and cooking oil there are in the Gaza Strip 10 days after Israel once again hermetically sealed all the crossings into the enclave. Let's not count the number of children who wait for a nutritious meal at UN Relief and Works Agency schools, and the number of families to whose doorstep Hamas delivers boxes filled with grocery staples. (There are those who swear that these groceries are only given to Hamas members and supporters.) Let's not calculate the number of people dependent on their families for sustenance. There is food in the Gaza Strip, and there will continue to be. Does anyone really think that Israel, the state of the Jews, would allow 1.5 million people to be tossed, crowded and crammed, behind the barbed-wire fences and watchtowers surrounding the narrow strip and starve to death?

Comment: It is worthwhile to review the history behind the formation of Hamas, see:

Israeli Roots of Hamas are being exposed


Vader

A pact with the devil

The big bang is not that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's majority Shi'ite/Kurdish 37-member cabinet in Baghdad has approved the draft of a security pact with the George W Bush (and Barack Obama) administrations allowing the US military to stay in Iraq for three more years; it's that the 30-strong Sadrist bloc will move heaven and Earth - including massive nationwide protests - to bloc the pact in the Iraqi National Assembly.

Bizarro Earth

Money Supply, Debt Slavery and other Manipulations

"The few who can understand the System (Cheque Money and Credits) will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favours, that there will be no opposition from that class. While on the other hand, the great body of people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical* to their interests." - Extract from a letter written by Rothschild Bros of London to a New York firm of bankers on 25 June 1863

* (hostile, hurtful)
********