Sunday, June 27, 2010

Closing Guantánamo Fades as a Priority

Woah woah wee woah! Americans may find it hard to believe this, but it looks like U.S. President Barry Soetoro (Legal Name of Barack Obama) has broken a promise!

...Actually, unless you've been in a coma for the last year and a half, this won't raise an eyebrow. Another promise broken. Guantanamo will not be closed... And troops are still not being pulled out of the Middle East... And taxes are still going up... And lobbyists still run the White House... And government spending has doubled... etc., etc., etc.

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North Korea Wants Payback!

I guess when all else fails, start making outrageous demands of everyone in the world, eventually maybe someone will give in...

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration ridiculed North Korea on Friday for claiming $65 trillion from the United States in Korean War damages, saying the communist nation is an economic "basket case" due its own failed policies.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Price of Defying Israel - by Paul Larudee

I was one of those who chose to defy Israeli forces when they attacked and took our Freedom Flotilla ships that were trying to deliver desperately needed humanitarian aid to civilian organizations in the Israeli blockaded Gaza Strip. Most of us resisted, to varying degrees, for which we paid a price -- in my case multiple beatings in two days of captivity in Israel. At least nine paid with their lives. My multicolored skin and twisted joints are healing, even at age 64, but my colleagues are gone forever, and some of the dozens of wounded may never fully recover.

All of us were unarmed. I chose to resist by jumping overboard from the Sfendoni soon after we were captured, far out at sea. I took the calculated risk that Israel would find it hard to explain its failure to rescue me, and that the act might disrupt their operations to at least some extent. Later, I continued to protest by refusing to speak or walk, forcing my captors to carry me. Pain was used to force me to comply, and of course, when pain didn't work, they applied more pain, with the same result.

I practice nonviolence, so that is the way I resist, but it's not necessarily for everyone. A number of passengers aboard the Mavi Marmara, who were from thirty-two different nations, responded with their hands, feet, and whatever objects were at hand. I admire them for doing so; they knew that Israel has a reputation for disproportionate response. It also seems increasingly probable that the Israeli soldiers killed some of the victims at close range before any resistance had begun.

Let us please not try to justify Israeli actions by appealing to security arguments or "self defense." Self-defense is for those who are being attacked, not those who are attacking. Furthermore, there were no arms of any kind aboard our humanitarian aid ships. Most if not all of us would have refused to participate in the voyage otherwise. Let's not be duped into buying the snake oil that Israel is trying to peddle. If the attackers of our ships had been Iranian, would anyone be making the absurd excuses we are now hearing for Israeli actions?

Centcom Commander General David Petraeus has said that our unhealthy relationship with Israel is undermining U.S. interests in the region and the rest of the world. Our unreasonable defense of Israel's unreasonable and disproportionate actions is making us a target and destroying our credibility as a defender of democracy and human rights.

The wrath of other nations might be a reasonable price for us to bear if Israel were pursuing a policy of peace with justice. It is not. Israeli policy is and always has been to apply pain and suffering to get what it wants, whether by torturing and killing humanitarian aid volunteers, by maintaining its cruel blockade against 1.5 million Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, or by making millions of Palestinians homeless, confiscating their lands, and destroying lives.

Neither Americans nor Israelis would stand still for such treatment, so why should Turks, Greeks, Palestinians or anyone else? Why should Israeli thugs be allowed to push around and abuse ordinary citizens anywhere?

It is not wise for Americans to be accomplices to Israeli crimes through our veto in the UN or our massive foreign aid, for which we have greater need at home. It is time to take off the rose colored glasses and recognize Israel for what it is: a rogue nation that we need to stop coddling.

Paul Larudee is a human rights volunteer and a founder of the Free Gaza and Free Palestine Movements. He works as a piano technician in El Cerrito, California. For more information, go to

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bilderberg 2010 and WW3

Last weekend, just a jog outside of Barcelona, Spain, the global elites met for their annual pow-wow on planetary politics. The shadow government of special interest billionaires and world leaders known as the Bilderberg group. If nothing else strikes you as odd about this group, you should at least find the fact that their very existence was denied by the mainstream media until the last few years a little interesting. Especially since the group was formed in 1953, and includes the most powerful heads of finance and government worldwide.

This year's meeting of the elites was heavily covered even in the mainstream globally for the first time. In attendance were non other than long time member Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. Of course, both the Fed and Microsoft failed at weak attempts to disguise the true whereabouts of their representatives during the meeting.

Topics like population reduction were addressed by Gates, an outspoken advocate of eugenics and depopulation practices, as well as the usual development of a global currency championed by the international banking cartels. Most terrifying of all perhaps is the proposal of open war on Iran, and the apparent decision to move ahead with it. This information was leaked by longtime Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker last Friday, and confirmed following the conference when the U.S. and U.N. announced the stiffest sanctions ever issued against Iran.

Sanctions? Another word for hostile actions against a nation. To start with, plan A is sending in groups to remove Iranian nuclear scientists. Sounds like a U.N/S. kidnapping plot to me, and I'm willing to bet that Iran won't see it much differently. Hate to break it to you here, but this is war. What are the implications? WW3 maybe?

Vladamir Putin of Russia has warned Obama and the U.N. not to move into open warfare with Iran, the largest supplier of Russian oil. After all, the U.S. and coalition don't have the best track record as oil suppliers. Prices skyrocket when warfare reaches the oil fields, and Russia has little patience with others gouging their economy. Russia is also not overly fond of the fact that opium production has more than doubled from 3,000 tons to 7,000 since U.S. and coalition occupation of Afghanistan, which now produces 90% of the world's opium. More than 30,000 Russians died from heroin or opiate overdose last year, more than 3 times the body count of Russia's 10-year war with Afghanistan in the 80's. Brought to your courtesy of western farming techniques.

China has also responded with similar dissatisfaction, as heavy consumers of Iranian oil, and notorious non-fans of the Anglo empire and it's conquests. So what do I see playing out, in a nutshell? Just going out on a limb here, but it's pretty simple really. America uses "sanctions" (direct military action on a "small" scale) to force Iran into self defense mode. (Keep in mind, Iran has already avoided retaliation for multiple Israeli bombings on Iranian soil). Israeli Mossad (the best team for the job in the middle east) will probably carry out a false flag attack against American forces in the area, which will then be blamed on Al-Qaeda forces within Iran.

The American media will create a frenzy of anti-Iranian madness that will support the Anglo Empire's move into Iran, just like Afghanistan and Iraq. After all, Osama Bin Laden could be hiding there! I'm fairly certain I saw a cop searching for Bin Laden in a guy's trunk on the way to the office this morning. Bin Laden, a chess piece for the CIA to move around the world as they see fit, a rabbit to chase into any nation they wish to conquer.

Once in Iran, American forces will completely disrupt oil production and trade in the region, and Russia and China will become hostile. This is as bad as it sounds. Russia is essentially debt free and Putin wrestles polar bears with his bare hands. China has for all practical purposes the most powerful standing army in the world, and is also the largest holder of American international debt, even after selling much of their holdings. China also holds several massive naval ports and river sections in North American, owns both sides of the Panama Canal, and is constructing the world's largest naval base 3 hours drive south of Tijuana. Uh oh...

The bottom line is this... Justin called it, so did others. I've been saying it for a while. It is going to be war with Iran that lights the fuse to the stick of WW3 dynamite, and the fuse was lit at the Bilderberg conference last weekend, by the global elite. The NWO guys are at it again, and this is their masterpiece. We'll keep you updated, but you're hearing it here, WW3 will be on us by the end of 2010.
God help us.