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Israel Prime Minister Delays Poland Trip Over Housing Protests

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© Agence France-Presse / Jack GuezIsraeli demonstrators protest against rising housing prices in Tel Aviv
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has postponed a trip to Poland scheduled for this week, his office said in a statement on Monday, as protests over high housing costs spread across Israel.

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told his Polish counterpart he will be postponing his visit to Warsaw to another date because he wants to stay in Israel to promote a law dealing with housing market reforms," it said.

Netanyahu's office said the premier would also be staying behind to promote "specific steps to help students, discharged soldiers and young couples," who have taken to the streets to protest against their lack of housing options.

Netanyahu's trip and itinerary had not been officially announced, but he was expected to visit Warsaw this week to ask Poland to vote against a Palestinian bid for United Nations membership this September, Israeli media reported.

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Head fed cyberspook resigns abruptly

US-CERT director gives no reason for departure

The head of a group that helps the federal government ward off computer attacks abruptly resigned Friday, amid a spate of high-profile assaults hitting government agencies and contractors.

The departure of US Computer Emergency Readiness Team director Randy Vickers was first reported Monday by InformationWeek, which cited an internal email sent to US-CERT staff. The email gave no reason for the resignation, which is effective immediately.

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Norway shooting: Psychopath Glenn Beck compares dead teenagers to Hitler youth

Glenn Beck
© Fox NewsBeck's controversial statements have made him one of the most divisive figures in US politics

Glenn Beck, the leading Right-wing American broadcaster, has prompted outrage after comparing the teenage victims of the Utoya Island massacre to the Hitler Youth.

Beck said that the Labour party youth camp on the island, where 68 people were murdered, bore "disturbing" similarities to the Nazi party's notorious juvenile wing.

Beck, a multimillionaire darling of the Tea Party movement, said on his nationally-syndicated radio show: "There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth. I mean, who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing."

Comment: Who does a camp for kids that's all about politics?

Glenn Beck 'Indoctrinates' Kids With His Upcoming Tea Party Summer Camp

It should be added that Glenn Beck's kids' camps are for just that - children.

The Labour Youth Camp in Oslo is an organisation with a 60 year history, targeted at mid-to-late teenagers (and older) with an interest in politics. No, Beck's ire isn't directed against the concept of developing young people's political awareness per se, his beef is probably to do with the fact that, in direct opposition to his ideal kids' summer camps, the ruling party in Norway holds these camps to actually educate rather than indoctrinate their youth on some of the obvious injustices in the world. The day before they were mowed down by a Christian-Zionist fundamentalist (hey, isn't Beck one of those?), they held a protest and open discussion on the merits of boycotting Israel because of its slow-motion genocide of Palestinians.

Or maybe we're reading too much into it. Maybe Beck is just so damn pig-ignorant that his overworked brain saw "Youth" and immediately associated it with "Hitler".


Bad Guys

6 Ways Food is Being Used as a Weapon

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© rehydrate.org
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.

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Norwegian terrorist's father was London diplomat

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© APRescue 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."

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Anders Behring Breivik: a disturbing ideology

Anders Behring Breivik
© UnknownAnders 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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© APA 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.

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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.

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Norway killer tells judge "two more cells" exist

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© Agence France-PresseA 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.