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MI5 mythmakers say Saudi king's 7-7 claim is 'a myth'

The intelligence services have become embroiled in a rare public row with the Saudi government by describing comments about the 7/7 London bombings made by the Saudi king as a "myth".

King Abdullah accepted that al-Qa'eda remains a problem in his country

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Fascism is HERE! NOW! Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

Stop the Pathocrats from signing away our rights and our lives!

On a recent trip abroad a friend was talking to a street vendor. "Where are you from?", asked the vendor. "America", our friend replied. The vendor grimaced in a way that suggested at once pity and distaste. "I'm not responsible for Bush!" our friend protested. The vendor summed up his feelings in one word, "Fascists". Our friend could hardly disagree, "Fascist pigs!" he exclaimed.

While many foreigners can see the current unmasking of an overtly fascist form of government in the USA, too many home-grown Americans cannot. Over six years of incessant "terror threat" propagandizing from the US government and the mainstream media has hystericized the American mind to the point that the ordinary citizen is no longer able to think clearly and differentiate lies from truth and fascism from democracy.


Attack Iran and you attack Russia

The barely reported highlight of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Tehran for the Caspian Sea summit last week was a key face-to-face meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

A high-level diplomatic source in Tehran tells Asia Times Online that essentially Putin and the Supreme Leader have agreed on a plan to nullify the George W Bush administration's relentless drive towards launching a preemptive attack, perhaps a tactical nuclear strike, against Iran. An American attack on Iran will be viewed by Moscow as an attack on Russia.


Family Of Lebanese Politician Sues Mossad For Assassination

The family of slain former Lebanese Communist Party leader Georges Hawi announced on Wednesday that it had filed a lawsuit against Israel's Mossad intelligence agency accusing it of plotting his assassination on June 21, 2005. Speaking during a news conference at the Bristol Hotel, Hawi's step-son, Raffy Madayan, lashed out at the Lebanese authorities for "overlooking the issue of political assassinations and focusing on the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri solely." Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in his latest speech, accused Israel of plotting the string of political assassinations which took place over the past few years; the March 14 Forces, meanwhile, holds Syria responsible.

Comment: Mossad murdered Hariri and several other Lebanese politicians over the past few years. See this sott editorial for more.


Propaganda: Did "Iraqi Dissidents" snatch weapons inspector David Kelly?

Weapons inspector David Kelly was the decent man apparently hounded to suicide after exposing Tony Blair's lies on Iraq.

But the crusading MP Norman Baker felt sure there was something more to his death - and gave up his front-bench role to investigate the case.

In the Mail he revealed extraordinary evidence that he believes proves Kelly did not take his own life and was instead murdered by Iraqi dissidents. Here, he reveals how the murder may have been carried out . . .

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Norman Baker at the spot where David Kelly was found dead

Comment: This is an obvious propaganda piece. Everything that Norman Baker says points to either CIA or MOSSAD false flag Ops, not "Iraqi Dissidents"! His comparison of "Iraqi Dissidents" to the murderers of Danny Casolaro is ludicrous, to put it mildly.

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It's the resistance, stupid

The ultimate nightmare for White House/Pentagon designs on Middle East energy resources is not Iran after all: it's a unified Iraqi resistance, comprising not only Sunnis but also Shi'ites.

"It's the resistance, stupid" - along with "it's the oil, stupid". The intimate connection means there's no way for Washington to control Iraq's oil without protecting it with a string of sprawling military "super-bases".

The ultimate, unspoken taboo of the Iraq tragedy is that the US will never leave Iraq, unless, of course, it is kicked out. And that's exactly what the makings of a unified Sunni-Shi'ite resistance is set to accomplish.


Fingerprint doubt over David Kelly 'suicide'

Newly released evidence adds to the theory that MoD scientist Dr David Kelly was murdered and did not commit suicide, an MP has claimed.

Norman Baker revealed that the penknife Dr Kelly apparently used to slash his wrist did not carry his own fingerprints.

Lib Dem Mr Baker said: "The angle you pick up a knife to kill yourself means there would be fingerprints.

"Someone who wanted to kill themselves wouldn't go to the lengths of wiping the knife clean of fingerprints.

Black Cat

Sarko Works for Mossad: The Strange Accusations of a Cyberinformer

The Judicial Police are investigating an email sent during the presidential elections to 100 top police officials. It affirmed that Sarkozy, like Balkany, Lellouche, Devedjian, and Aeschlimann, were linked to Mossad.

Comment: You can see where this is going in the penultimate paragraph: "there was no video surveillance nor requirement to show one's papers at the cybercafé" -- such as already exists in Italy. You can bank on that not being the case for much longer in the new Sarkoland.

As to the accusations of Sarko being a Mossad agent, whether or not he is being paid, that is, as an official agent of Israel, Sarko's politics are certainly supportive of Israel and have made of France a much stronger "partner" with the Zionist state. But the bosses of the major French papers and other media are all Sarko's cronies, so you'll not see any criticism of the new Napoleon from the mainstream.

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SOTT Podcast: Richard Dolan: UFOs and the National Security State

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Richard Dolan is a historian who specialized in the period of the cold war and the development of the national security state in the United States. One day in a bookshop he picked up a book on UFOs. Many of the names cited were familiar to him from his research. He began to investigate the topic of UFOs and the national security state, plowing through US government documents. His research convinced him that there was something there, something that is so disturbing to governments that jet fighters are sent up to chase them. Rich joins the editors of Signs of the Times for a discussion of UFOs, conspiracies, and why some people just can't see what is in front of their faces.

Running Time: 01:25:55

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Outsourcing Torture: U.S. hypocrisy in Egypt

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An Egyptian activist flashes an Arabic banner condemning torture in front of riot troops during a protest in Cairo.

The Bush administration has called for the respect of human rights in Burma, a pretty safe piece of posturing, but it remains silent as Egypt's dictator, Gen. Hosni Mubarak , unleashes the largest crackdown on public opposition in over a decade. Our moral indignation over the shooting of monks masks the incestuous and growing alliance we have built in the so-called war on terror with some of the world's most venal dictatorships.

"Today, people everywhere know about the regime's atrocities. They are disgusted by the junta's abuses of human rights," ... "My influence is really in being able to shine a spotlight on human rights situations that I want the American people to look at, and I want the people in those countries to know that the American people are with them."
Hypocrite Laura Bush on Burma, Oct 2007.
But as she rightly points out, her comments are only aimed at "situations that I want the American people to look at". Well here is one that they don't want you to see.