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Best of the Web: Iranian Scientist Offered $50 Million by CIA and Mossad to Lie to YOU About Iranian Threat

© EPAReunited: Shahram Amiri, centre, hugs his seven-year-old son as Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Ghashghavi, left, looks on, in Tehran this morning. Amiri was abducted by the CIA and/or the Mossad
Returning home to a hero's welcome, this is the Iranian scientist who claims he was abducted by the CIA and pressured to lie about Tehran's nuclear programme.

Shahram Amiri had an emotional reunion with his family in Tehran yesterday, his seven-year-old son barely leaving his father's side. Amiri appeared to be wiping away tears in some photographs.

Amiri, 32, claimed he had been offered $50million by the U.S. to remain in America and 'spread lies' about Iran's nuclear work.

He repeated that he was kidnapped in 2009 when on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and taken to the U.S.

The scientist also said Israeli agents were involved in interrogating him.


UK: MI6 Officer "Heard Voices" Telling Him to Steal State Secrets

© The TelegraphDaniel Houghton
MI6 face questions over their security procedures after a computer expert was allowed to smuggle top secret files out of their headquarters which he planned to sell to a foreign power for £2m.

Daniel Houghton, 25, was caught by MI5 in a sting operation in a central London hotel as he tried to leave with £900,000 cash in a suitcase.

Under cover officers had set him up after a tip off from a foreign intelligence agency which said he had offered to sell them information.

Houghton, a computer programmer by training, had helped develop a cutting edge technique for intercepting emails, sources told the Daily Telegraph.

In order to drive up the price of the material he was selling, he also stole staff lists and home and mobile telephone numbers of MI5 and MI6 officers.


George Soros: The Crisis & the Euro

© AP/Geert Vanden WijngaertGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou at an EU summit in Brussels, June 17, 2010
I believe that misconceptions play a large role in shaping history, and the euro crisis is a case in point.

Let me start my analysis with the previous crisis, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. In the week following September 15, 2008, global financial markets actually broke down and by the end of the week they had to be put on artificial life support. The life support consisted of substituting sovereign credit - backed by the financial resources of the state - for the credit of financial institutions that had ceased to be acceptable to counterparties.

As Mervyn King of the Bank of England explained, the authorities had to do in the short term the exact opposite of what was needed in the long term: they had to pump in a lot of credit, to replace the credit that had disappeared, and thereby reinforce the excess credit and leverage that had caused the crisis in the first place. Only in the longer term, when the crisis had subsided, could they drain the credit and reestablish macroeconomic balance.

Black Cat

Best of the Web: Cointelpro, Provacateurs & Disinfo Agents

Comment: SOTT.net has repeatedly warned of the role played by COINTELPRO (CounterIntelligence Program) in the 9/11 Truth Movement. COINTELPRO's origins infiltrating political movements in the Civil Rights era are reasonably well known. But when we look at the history of COINTELPRO, it is clear that while groups have been infiltrated on a wide scale, the more successful operations have been those which are created from scratch by agents of the PTB. They know that people will begin to see through the wall of lies surrounding events sooner or later, so alternative groups are formed, fed resources and armed with a certain amount of information. They have vectored whole movements of people and in this way effectively neutralised any real opposition. Only by networking together what we can see of our reality can we learn to stalk the deception that is coming at us from every direction.

How to Spot COINTELPRO Agents

Magic Wand

The lies about Hamas rockets

I honestly think that the so called 'Jewish Christian Alliance' is about to backfire...

Part 1

Star of David

Poles to extradite Israeli 'linked to Dubai murder'

© ReutersA man using the name Uri Brodsky hides his face under a hood as he is escorted into a courtroom by armed police in Warsaw.
A Polish court has ruled that an alleged Israeli Mossad agent can be extradited to Germany.

Uri Brodsky is suspected of helping to forge a German passport used in connection with the murder of a Hamas operative in Dubai.

Mr Brodsky, an Israeli citizen, was detained in Poland in June on an arrest warrant issued by Germany.

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, one of the founders of Hamas's military wing, was found dead in a Dubai hotel on 20 January.

Dubai police have said they are 99% sure that members of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad were involved, although Israel says there is no proof.

"The court has decided to hand over Uri Brodsky to German authorities for judicial procedures there," Judge Tomasz Talkiewicz said, following the closed hearing at Warsaw regional court.

Comment: Note that the Polish guards are heavily armed and have their faces covered. What does that say about the assessment of Polish authorities of the threat from Israel and it's intelligence agency?...


SOTT Focus: London Bombings - The Facts Speak For Themselves

© somethinginthewater.co.uk...with a little help from the Mossad
Five years ago today, on the morning of July 7th, 2005, someone detonated four carefully placed bombs in London. Three exploded on London underground trains within 50 seconds of each other at 8.50 am, the first on the sub-surface eastbound Circle Line, the second on the sub-surface westbound Circle Line, a third on the deep-level underground southbound Piccadilly Line. A fourth bomb exploded almost an hour later at 9.47 am on the upper deck of a double decker bus in Tavistock Square.

Fifty two innocent British civilians were killed, many of whom had already become seriously disenchanted with the Blair government as evidenced by the massive voter turnaway from the Labour party in the British general elections of March 2005.


Who Will Pay, Wall Street or Main Street?

Wall Street banks have been saved from bankruptcy by governments that are now going bankrupt themselves; but the banks are not returning the favor. Instead, they are engaged in a class war, insisting that the squeezed middle class be even further squeezed to balance over-stressed government budgets. All the perks are going to Wall Street, while Main Street slips into debt slavery. Wall Street needs to be made to pay its fair share, but how?

The financial reform bill agreed to on June 25 may have carved out some protections for consumers, but for Goldman Sachs and the derivatives lobby, the bill was a clear win, leaving the Wall Street gambling business intact. In a June 25 Newsweek article titled "Financial Reform Makes Biggest Banks Stronger," Michael Hirsh wrote that the bill "effectively anoints the existing banking elite. The bill makes it likely that they will be the future giants of banking as well."

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Who Wins, Who Loses if Israel Ends Its Gaza Siege?

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© Uriel Sinai / Getty ImagesA truck loaded with goods for the Gaza Strip enters the Kerem Shalom terminal, on the border of Gaza and Israel
Israel's announcement that it will end its prohibition on a wide variety of civilian goods entering Gaza marks the collapse of the Israeli strategy to topple the territory's Hamas rulers through "economic warfare." The Islamists who rule the tiny coastal strip will count the announcement as a victory simply because they survived the siege. So will Turkey, which backed the activist flotilla whose challenge to the siege ended in bloodshed - and set off the diplomatic firestorm that precipitated Israel's about-face. The move marks Israel conceding that its Gaza strategy has failed to achieve its goal, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disowned the blockade on Monday, stressing in his remarks to parliament that it was a policy he'd inherited from his predecessors.

That the blockade collapsed under pressure is also an embarrassment for the Obama Administration because Turkey's more muscular challenge will be seen throughout the region to have forced a change in Israeli behavior - something that Obama's polite entreaties have failed to achieve. (The President had urged the Israelis more than a year ago to ease the siege, to little effect.) Others with egg on their faces include Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, both of whom had tacitly but firmly backed the blockade in the hope of toppling Hamas and whose diminished relevance to events in the region has been highlighted by the blockade debacle.


The Mysterious Death of Dr David Kelly: Damning New Evidence Points to a Cover-up by Tony Blair's Government

dr. kelly
The official story of Dr David Kelly is that he took his own life in an Oxfordshire wood by overdosing on painkillers and cutting his left wrist with a pruning knife.

He was said to be devastated after being unmasked as the source of the BBC's claim that the Government had 'sexed up' the case for war in Iraq.

A subsequent official inquiry led by Lord Hutton into the circumstances leading to the death came to the unequivocal conclusion that Kelly committed suicide.

Yet suspicions of foul play still hang heavy over the death of the weapons expert whose body was found seven years ago next month in one of the most notorious episodes of Tony Blair's premiership.