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6 Ways Food is Being Used as a Weapon

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Hungry people will do anything for food, which means that those who have control over food can use it as leverage. In 1974, Henry Kissinger suggested using food as a weapon to induce targeted population reduction in a previously classified 200-page report, National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests. The primary tactic to be applied is that food aid would be withheld from developing nations until they submitted to birth control policies:
There is also some established precedent for taking account of family planning performance in appraisal of assistance requirements by AID [U.S. Agency for International Development] and consultative groups. Since population growth is a major determinant of increases in food demand, allocation of scarce PL 480 resources should take account of what steps a country is taking in population control as well as food production. In these sensitive relations, however, it is important in style as well as substance to avoid the appearance of coercion.
So, food was to be used as just another method of imperial colonization to force countries to conform their policies to those desired by the controllers. Notably, this tactic only works as a blunt weapon on territories enduring a severe economic collapse and with little resources for food production. Today, however, it appears that the entire globe is receiving an arsenal of food bombs as there appears to be a multifaceted attack on people's access to food. In other words, what has been an admitted tactic for nearly 40 years of controlling food aid for regional population reduction has now grown more complex and expansive.

Briefcase

Norwegian terrorist's father was London diplomat

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Rescue workers unload the body of a victim from a ferry boat at the lake shore opposite the island of Utoya
Massacre suspect Anders Breivik lived in London as a small boy, where his father was a diplomat at the Norwegian embassy, it has emerged.

His shocked father Jens, told Norwegian newspaper VG that they lost touch in 1995, but that it was his son who wanted to cut off contact.

"We've never lived together, but we had some contact in his childhood," said Mr Breivik, who is now retired and living in France.

"When he was young he was an ordinary boy, but reclusive. He wasn't interested in politics at the time."

Mr Breivik said he learned about the massacre on the internet. "I was reading online newspapers and then I suddenly saw his name and picture on the net," he told VG. "It was a shock to find out. I haven't gotten over it yet."

Heart - Black

Anders Behring Breivik: a disturbing ideology

Anders Behring Breivik
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Anders Behring Breivik

A bomb goes off at the office of the Norwegian Prime Minister's office. Hours later, a lone gunman goes on a killing spree on the island of Utoya. The news are quick to pin the blame to Al-Qa'ida, or in fact, any Muslims. Kurdish organisations, Muammer Gaddafi and Afghanis are mentioned. All without a shred of evidence. Another terrorist attack. Or as Murdoch's Sun newspaper ran with the following morning, "Norway's 9/11".

But something didn't add up. The only person to be arrested was a white man with blonde hair, or "apparently blonde" hair, who spoke fluent Norwegian. The obvious signs were pointing towards the far right. Sky News' analysis amounted to, 'he could be an Islamic convert'. Despite the revelation of Anders Behring Breivik's identity, the Sun continued with it's front page splash, tactfully removing the planned sub-heading of "Al-Qa'ida Massacre".

Gradually, the Sky News hawks, as political hip-hop artist Lowkey summarised on his Twitter feed, began to "swallow their propaganda". Pure racism and Islamophobia, exposed for what they were. This terrorist attack did not fit the desired narrative.

Bad Guys

Possible Israeli Connection to Oslo Attacks

On July 24, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen suggested a Mossad link, saying "ample evidence" of its involvement exists.

Anders Breivik, the alleged bomber/gunman, calls himself a Christian conservative interested in hunting, body building and freemasonry. He's also expressed strong pro-Israeli views, hostile to Palestinians and Muslims.

Government business records name him the Breivik Geofarm director. Norway's media call it a farming sole proprietorship, cultivating vegetables, melons, roots and tubers.

The Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang quoted a friend saying he became a right-wing extremist in his late 20s. He's now age 32. The paper also said he participated in online forums expressing strong nationalistic, anti-multicultural views.

Smoking

Living with the fake Bin Laden: Did the al-Qa'ida leader enforce a smoking ban?

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A man walks by a poster for an anti-smoking campaign featuring images of Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden, in Seoul, South Korea. The wording on the poster reads: "About six million people die worldwide yearly as a result of smoking", and "many more people die from smoking than from wars".

It's total bullshit of course. The only thing Hitler and bin Laden have in common is that they were fervent anti-smokers!
The future of the house in which Bin Laden lived and died will be decided at the top level of Pakistan's military

On the roof of a partly-finished building that overlooks the former home of Osama bin Laden, a US television reporter was working himself in a passion as he gestured to the compound behind him.

"It was one of the most secret places on earth," he enthused. "Now, it's a kind of tourist attraction."

In a way, he was correct. Around him were scores of other journalists and crowds of excited, jostling locals keen to make the most of the vantage point and the opportunity to catch at least a partial glimpse into the still-sealed compound. They may have been right to do so. The future of the house in which Bin Laden and his most trusted aides secretly lived remains unclear, but there are at least some people here who believe it should be torn down as quickly as possible.

Gear

Libya War Lies Worse Than Iraq

Asmara, Eritrea: The lies used to justify the NATO war against Libya have surpassed those created to justify the invasion of Iraq. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch both had honest observers on the ground for months following the rebellion in eastern Libya and both have repudiated every major charge used to justify the NATO war on Libya.

According to the Amnesty observer, who is fluent in Arabic, there is not one confirmed instance of rape by the pro-Gadaffi fighters, not even a doctor who knew of one. All the Viagra mass rape stories were fabrications.

Amnesty could not verify a single "African mercenary" fighting for Gaddafi story, and the highly charged international satellite television accounts of African mercenaries raping women that were used to panic much of the eastern Libyan population into fleeing their homes were fabrications.

There were no confirmed accounts of helicopter gun ships attacking civilians and no jet fighters bombing people which completely invalidates any justification for the No-Fly Zone inSecurity Council resolution used as an excuse for NATO to launch its attacks on Libya.

Pistol

Norway killer tells judge "two more cells" exist

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A woman lights a candle in honor of the victims of the July 22 shooting spree at a Labour Party youth summer camp on the island of Utoeya, on July 24, 2011. The Utoeya island, 40km south west of Oslo, can be seen in the background
Anders Behring Breivik told a Norwegian judge on Monday his bombing and shooting rampage that killed scores aimed to save Europe from a Muslim takeover, and said that "two more cells" existed in his organization.

Breivik's remarks at the closed-door custody hearing were relayed by the judge, Kim Heger, at a news conference.

The killer has previously said he acted alone and police had earlier said they were trying to confirm this.

But after Breivik's claim about other cells, police attorney Christian Hatlo said "we cannot completely rule out" the possibility that others were involved in Friday's attacks.

Police revised the death toll downwards to 76 from 93, saying eight people were now known to have died in the bomb blast in central Oslo, and 68 on the island of Utoeya.

It was not clear whether Breivik is in fact part of an organization, although he has written about a revival of the Knights Templar, a medieval order of crusading monks.

After the hearing, Heger said he had ordered Breivik detained in solitary confinement for eight weeks, with no letters, newspapers or visits, except from a lawyer.

The detention, in line with a request from prosecutors, will allow them to investigate the case against Breivik.

Eye 2

You all must die: Killer called us all together before calmly opening fire

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A desperate teenager (left) pleads for his life as one of the gunmen threatens to shoot him in the massacre that left 92 dead
  • At least 92 killed in Utoya island massacre
  • Used police uniform to gain victim's trust before opening fire
  • Survivor hid under dead bodies to escape
  • Locals with boats braved gunfire to try to save children
  • He shot victims with one gun, then again in the head with shotgun
Witnesses to the Norwegian gun massacre that claimed at least 92 lives have described the scenes of unimaginable horror as Anders Behring Breivik callously opened fire on groups of teenagers at a lakeside youth camp.

In a series of haunting images to emerge from the tragedy, Breivik is seen dressed in the dark police uniform that won his victims' trust, brandishing a weapon as lifeless bodies float in the shallows.

One disturbing photograph, published on our front page and below, shows a man waist-deep in the water, his hands aloft, apparently pleading for his life. It is not known whether he survived.

Handcuffs

Amid Mourning, Norway Massacre Suspect Appears in Closed Court Hearing

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Oslo - A 32-year-old man accused of this country's worst massacre since World War II arrived for a closed arraignment hearing on Monday shortly after Norwegians paused in grief and self-examination for a minute's silence to mark the deaths of at least 93 people in last Friday's attacks.

A lawyer acting for Anders Behring Breivik, the only person accused so far in the killing, had indicated that his client wanted to wear uniform in court and to use his appearance as a platform to expound on his views, presenting judicial authorities with a choice between denying him the opportunity to do so, and allowing a public hearing reflecting Norway's reputation for openness but possibly provoking public turmoil.

Shortly before news agencies reported Mr. Breivik's arrival for his first court appearance in the massacre, the court said in a statement, "Based on information in the case, the court finds that today's detention hearing should be held behind closed doors."

"It is clear that there is concrete information that a public hearing with the suspect present could quickly lead to an extraordinary and very difficult situation in terms of the investigation and security," the court said, according to The Associated Press.

Vader

Obama Reaction To Norway Massacre Betrays US 'War on Terror' Fundamentalism

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A government building burns in downtown Oslo from the explosion there Friday 22 July, 2011, which no group has yet claimed responsibility for.
Within hours of Norway's deadly bomb and gun attacks claiming at least 91 victims it has become clear that the horror was perpetrated by a Norwegian loner with rightwing Christian fundamentalist affiliations.

Yet President Barack Obama reacted immediately to the news of the atrocity to insinuate an Islamic connection and to justify America's war on terror.

Obama spoke on Friday while hosting New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in the White House.

The US President said of the attacks: "It's a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring, and that we have to work co-operatively together both on intelligence and in terms of prevention of these kinds of horrible attacks."

Prime Minister Key added: "If it is an act of global terrorism I think it shows that no country, large or small, is immune from that risk, and that is why New Zealand plays its part in Afghanistan as we try and join others like the United States in making the world a safer place," he said.


Comment: Yes, the bloodbath was a "reminder" to Norway that it must take the War on Terror seriously and it must "play its part" in the imperial wars of aggression, otherwise more terrorism will be carried out against their population.


On Friday evening local time, 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik was captured by police moments after he went on a two-hour shooting rampage at a youth summer camp, killing at least 84 people, most of whom were aged between 14 and 18.

Hundreds of teenagers had gathered on the island of Otoeya, about 20 miles northwest of the capital, Oslo, for an annual summer camp organised by the Scandinavian country's ruling Labour party.

Six-foot blond-haired Breivik was heavily armed and dressed as a policeman when he arrived on the island and beckoned the youths to assemble near him. About two hours earlier, a massive car bomb had exploded in the downtown area of Oslo ripping through government buildings and killing at least seven.

Comment: We have a slightly different take on it to the author. What if Obama and New Zealand president John Key were not insinuating that Islamic fundies were responsible? Consider for a second that these two men know full well that 'Islamic terrorism' is bogus. Now re-read their pre-planned press statements:
"It's a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring, and that we have to work co-operatively together both on intelligence and in terms of prevention of these kinds of horrible attacks."

"If it is an act of global terrorism I think it shows that no country, large or small, is immune from that risk, and that is why New Zealand plays its part in Afghanistan as we try and join others like the United States in making the world a safer place,"
Both appear to be thinly veiled messages: Obama is saying that the attacks were carried out to remind Norway that they must follow the diktats of the 'International Community' i.e. the One World Government. Key, by referencing his country's acceptable behaviour with respect to its involvement in Afghanistan, is letting on that he knows his country won't suffer such attacks as long as it plays by the rules set by the Powers That Be. And he is backing Obama up by insinuating that the attacks were a consequence of Norway's reluctance to play ball in Libya.