Cheney Exposes Torture Conspiracy

Source: Consortium News

Title: Cheney Exposes Torture Conspiracy

Cheney admits crime of torture?   Just a reminder of how we got here to criminal prosecution of Rumsfeld
By:   Robert Parry
Date:   02/14/2010

If the United States had a functioning criminal justice system for the powerful – not just for run-of-the-mill offenders – former Vice President Dick Cheney would have convicted himself and some of his Bush administration colleagues with his comments on ABC’s “This Week.”

On Sunday, Cheney pronounced himself “a big supporter of waterboarding,” a near-drowning technique that has been regarded as torture back to the Spanish Inquisition and that has long been treated by U.S. authorities as a serious war crime, such as when Japanese commanders were prosecuted for using it on American prisoners during World War II.

What Torture Is and Why It's Illegal and Not "Poor Judgment"

Source:  Truthout.org

Title:    What Torture Is and Why It's Illegal and Not "Poor Judgment"
By:    Andy Worthington, Truthout, news analysis
Date:    03/01/2010

It's now over two weeks since veteran Justice Department (DOJ) lawyer David Margolis dashed the hopes of those seeking accountability for the Bush administration's torturers, but this is a story of such profound importance that it must not be allowed to slip away.

Margolis decided that an internal report into the conduct of John Yoo and Jay S. Bybee, who wrote the notorious memos in August 2002, which attempted to redefine torture so that it could be used by the CIA, was mistaken in concluding that both men were guilty of "professional misconduct," and should be referred to their bar associations for disciplinary action.

Instead, Margolis concluded, in a memo that shredded four years of investigative work by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), the DOJ's ethics watchdog, that Yoo and Bybee had merely exercised "poor judgment." As lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), which is charged with providing objective legal advice to the executive branch on all constitutional questions, Yoo and Bybee attempted to redefine torture as the infliction of physical pain "equivalent in intensity to the pain accompanying serious physical injury, such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function, or even death," or the infliction of mental pain which "result[s] in significant psychological harm of significant duration e.g. lasting for months or even years."

Court Allows Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld

Source:   Global Research,  Huffington post

Title:    Court Allows Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld


By:    Andy Thayer

Date:   March 11, 2010

Federal Judge Wayne R. Andersen issued a historic ruling Friday allowing a suit charging former Defense Secretary with authorizing torture.


Matt Taibbi on how Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression

Source:  Rolling Stone Mag,  provided by Graham Jukes

Title:  Inside The Great American Bubble Machine

Matt Taibbi on how Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression
By:   Matt Taibbi
Date:  Rolling Stone Issue 1082-83

Watch the video first and then read the article.   The video is very well done. 


In Rolling Stone Issue 1082-83, Matt Taibbi takes on "the Wall Street Bubble Mafia" — investment bank Goldman Sachs (click here to read the whole story). The piece has generated controversy, with Goldman Sachs firing back that Taibbi's piece is "an hysterical compilation of conspiracy theories" and a spokesman adding, "We reject the assertion that we are inflators of bubbles and profiteers in busts, and we are painfully conscious of the importance in being a force for good." Taibbi shot back: "Goldman has its alumni pushing its views from the pulpit of the U.S. Treasury, the NYSE, the World Bank, and numerous other important posts; it also has former players fronting major TV shows. They have the ear of the president if they want it." Here, now, are excerpts from Matt Taibbi's piece and video of Taibbi exploring the key issues.

NY FED Under Geithner implicated in Lehman Accounting Fraud Allegation-"Breaking News"

Vatic Note:  Lets also remember, those of you on my list, that I had submitted proof to the FBI of fraud the night before the insolvency was announced when sunday evening the Fed Res Chair, Bernanke,  Paulson, and Lehman CEO met in NY at about 6 pm and the following Wednesday it was discovered they received $350 million dollars/euros from the Bank of Germany (it was monday morning in Germany) and then proceeded to retain the funds and place the debt into the bailout.

No explanation as to where the funds went or where they are now, someone has $385 million they didn' t have at 6 pm sunday.  It obviously didn't go into lehman's company.   A cover up?   In a normal bancruptcy when all parties are aware they intend to file bancruptcy the next day and then proceed to extract funds from those who do not know, then keep the funds, and place the debt into the filing, it is fraud on its face.   The FBI announced an investigation that day when it came out in the German papers what had happened.   Once the investigation was reported, all of a sudden the Bush FBI cancelled it.  Why?   Would this info below have been exposed if the investigation went forward???  Is that why the smaller fraud got buried???  It also means that both Paulson and Bernanke are also complicit since they were at that meeting according to GATA who had a reporter present outside the meeting and saw them all go inside the building. 

Source:  Naked Capitalism- article provided by Jim Kirwan, Vatic contributor

Title:    NY FED Under Geithner implicated in Lehman Accounting Fraud Allegation
By:   Publication blogger - Breaking News
Date:  03-12-2010

Quite a few observers, have been stunned and frustrated at the refusal to investigate what was almost certain accounting fraud at Lehman. Despite the bankruptcy administrator’s effort to blame the gaping hole in Lehman’s balance sheet on its disorderly collapse, the idea that the firm, which was by its own accounts solvent, would suddenly spring a roughly $130+ billion hole in its $660 billion balance sheet, is simply implausible on its face. Indeed, it was such common knowledge in the Lehman flailing about period that Lehman’s accounts were such that Hank Paulson’s recent book mentions repeatedly that Lehman’s valuations were phony as if it were no big deal.

NEWS BRIEF: "ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

Vatic Note:   The Federal Government may be planning to use the crisis over Illegal Workers as the ruse to force National ID cards on every American worker!  But, the news gets worse: The method planned for the ID is Biometric Identification.   Is this another "ruse" to further invade our right to privacy and gut the Bill of Rights?   There is a line which few will willingly cross, and I think this comes close to that line.  Whether that is the line or not, only the American people will finally say.   Make millions unemployed, starving, without any means of support, then will we be more willing to accept this Chain of slavery?  What next?   If you dissent, they will turn off your chip???  Then what?  No work?  All good questions.

Source:    The Wall Street Journal, provided by

Title:    NEWS BRIEF: "ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan"

By:      Laura Mecklar
Date:   March 9, 2010

Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain."


Bill Gates talks about ‘vaccines to reduce population’

Vatic Note:  After reading this, if you do not feel outraged, then you have missed the point.   Please read this one all the way through to understand that Eugenics research, that was begun in the 1920's and advanced in the 30's & 40's by the Rockefeller foundation and other robber barons through Dr. Mengeles under Nazi rule. It is not only alive and well today, but further along than at anytime in its history and with the robber baron's control over governments and the secret advancements in technology now at unprecedented levels, it is almost beyond control.    This will give you a strong background of the players, the level of money, and the victims intended to be eugenicized, if that is a word.   The inhumane part about all this is if they had tried bringing people together globally and brought them on board re: the population issue, it could have resulted in a more inclusive, humane, and creative treatment of the problem, than those being offered by the few, the perverted and the incestuous, all because of a misplaced sense of Godhood brought on by their wealth. 

Source:   The One Click Group - Great Britian

Title:   Bill Gates talks about ‘vaccines to reduce population’
By:   F. William Engdahl
Date:    March 4, 2010

Microsoft founder and one of the world’s wealthiest men, Bill Gates, projects an image of a benign philanthropist using his billions via his (tax exempt) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to tackle diseases, solve food shortages in Africa and alleviate poverty. In a recent conference in California, Gates reveals a less public agenda of his philanthropy—population reduction, otherwise known as eugenics.

Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President

Vatic Notes:  A reminder article about the Cheney think tank called the New American Century  published in 2000 before they won/stole the election.   Its important given the information now coming out about all the bioweapons that have now been used on Americans and the bioweapons facilities now going into neighborhoods.  Why?  Unsuspecting experiments on citizens in neighborhoods?   We published an article on Morgellons disease on here http://www.viewzone.com/morgellons2.html  that is now believed to be a bioweapon and epidemic in this country as was the AIDS virus that is now proven was distributed through the small pox vaccine.   Also remember 69 or more microbiologists have been killed since 2001. More is coming on this so rereading this below with the bold print kept in mind, will be important for the other articles on the way.  

Source:   http://www.sundayherald.com/print27735

Title:     Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President

By Neil Mackay

Date:   15 September 2002    a reminder. 

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.

Weaknesses Found in Safety Assessment of Planned Biodefense Lab

Source:  http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20100305_6437.php

Title:   Weaknesses Found in Safety Assessment of Planned Biodefense Lab

By:    Global Newswire Staff
Date:    Friday, March 5, 2010

The U.S. Army should fine-tune its procedures for determining safety risks in its projects following slip-ups in plans for the new site of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., a National Academy of Sciences committee said in a report issued Thursday (see GSN, Sept. 23, 2009).


Greek police stormed a government printing

Vatic Note:   This article explains why a part of our people to people initiative is geared towards recruiting our law enforcement and military to remain with the people against domestic enemies within each country or better said,  International bankers who are extracting wealth from the nation through control of our respective governments.   The picture will be put up shortly and you will see what the law enforcement did to aid the people against the actions of those betraying their people.  Remember the IMF was the instigator in Greece of these problems, which is an arm of the international Rothschild cabal.   RESISTANCE is an option of last resort, so lets make this people to people initiative work if we can. 

Source:   http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftop.rbc.ru%2Fincidents%2F08%2F03%2F2010%2F377878.shtml%3Ffrom%3Dstartqip

Title:    Greek police stormed a government printing
Date:   08 марта 2010  (03/08/2010) 

In Athens, MUP Greece stormed the state printing office. It is reported by TV Channel "Russian 24".

Greek Police want to prevent the publication of Government paper with the text of the law of the new stringent economy measures of the Federal Budget. According to the law of the country, a passed law can come into force only after publication in the official newspaper of the Government of Greece.

The bill, which caused such a reaction, provides a significant reduction in salaries, bonuses and holiday pay, the growth of other taxes and excise taxes .

The Government expects the additional Austerity measures will bring the budget 4.8 billion Euros of additional revenue that would allow reduction in the state budget deficit to the level of 4% against the deficit of Greece in 8.7% of GDP.

Recall also that the staff of the principal of the Greek airline Olmpic Airlines, sacked after sending the airline into private hands, the fifth consecutive day hold in their hands the building of the Chief Financial Management (Treasury), Greece. Because of their actions partially offset by a central Athens street Panepistimiu.

The article is reproduced in accordance with Section 107 of title 17 of the Copyright Law of the United States relating to fair-use and is for the purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

Health “efficiency” means murder - (Australia)

Vatic Note:    It appears their current publically controlled system is simply not working with only 25% of funds reaching patient care.   Is this what we can expect in a governmentally run health care system?  Its already a problem in our Vets and American Indian health care system which are both failing.   Is this another tool for depopulation and eugenics (who is of value to society?).   Keep that in mind, since so far, nothing the elite has done  toward this new global governance of a facsist nature,  has had any benefit to the citizens of these nations.  This gives us all larger perspective on just how coordinated and sold out our leaders are when they follow a game plan at the same time with the same push and elements contained therein, thus our only option is to do the same thing.  Join the "global people to people initiative" above and email your info to vatic2010@gmail.com and join the fight to gain back control of our respective nations, and change that which is already in place.  .  

Source:   Citizens Electoral Council of Australia, press release

Title:    Health “efficiency” means murder

By:   Craig Isherwood‚ National Secretary

Date:   3/9/2010

The stated goal of the Rudd government’s federal health takeover—increased “efficiency”—means more institutionalised, bureaucratic mass murder, Citizens Electoral Council leader Craig Isherwood charged today.

Premature Withdrawal: Washington's Cult of Narcissism and Iraq

Source: http://www.truthout.org/tom-engelhardt-premature-withdrawal-washington%E2%80%99s-cult-narcissism-and-iraq57538

Title: Premature Withdrawal: Washington's Cult of Narcissism and Iraq
By: Tom Engelhardt
Date: Wednesday 10 March 2010

Hubris? We’re bigger than that!

We’ve now been at war with, or in, Iraq for almost 20 years, and intermittently at war in Afghanistan for 30 years. Think of it as nearly half a century of experience, all bad. And what is it that Washington seems to have concluded? In Afghanistan, where one disaster after another has occurred, that we Americans can finally do more of the same, somewhat differently calibrated, and so much better. In Iraq, where we had, it seemed, decided that enough was enough and we should simply depart, the calls from a familiar crew for us to stay are growing louder by the week.

Time for a US Revolution - 15 Reasons

Source: http://www.truthout.org/time-a-us-revolution-15-reasons57494

Title: Time for a US Revolution - 15 Reasons
By: Tuesday 09 March 2010

By: Bill Quigley, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

It is time for a revolution. Government does not work for regular people. It appears to work quite well for big corporations, banks, insurance companies, military contractors, lobbyists and for the rich and powerful. But it does not work for people.

The Human Cost of Guantanamo

Source: http://www.truthout.org/1203091

Title: The Human Cost of Guantanamo
By: Sari Gelzer and Troy Page
Date: Wednesday 02 December 2009

Andy Worthington has spent the past several years exposing the stories of the hundreds of men who were taken to Guantanamo prison.

The British journalist, who is also a contributing reporter to Truthout, produced a groundbreaking book, "The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison," the only book published that meticulously pieced together the stories of all the men who have been detained in the US prison.

Now Worthington has released a new documentary, "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo," co-directed with filmmaker Polly Nash. The film provides intimate interviews with two former detainees, Omar Deghayes and Moazzam Begg, and their lawyers, Clive Stafford Smith and Tom Wilner. Deghayes and Begg describe how they ended up in US custody, the gruesome conditions they faced while being held by the US and the impact this experience has had on their personal lives.

Kucinich Forces Congress to Debate Afghanistan

Source: http://www.truthout.org/kucinich-forces-congress-debate-afghanistan57433

Title: Kucinich Forces Congress to Debate Afghanistan
Saturday 06 March 2010
by: Robert Naiman, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

(Photo: SEIU International)

On Thursday, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced H. Com Res. 248, a privileged resolution with 16 original cosponsors that will require the House of Representatives to debate whether to continue the war in Afghanistan. Debate on the resolution is expected early next week.



Vatic Note:   Soon, there will be a commentary done on vatic addressing the Governments movement toward Eugenics and depopulation of our people.   The bad news is this is beginning here in the US right now and has been for about several years but has increased under Rahm Emmanuals brother, Ezekiel Emmanual who is an avowed Eugenicist and has been appointed "the health Czar" Under Obama with no approval or committee hearing on his appointment because of his writings that would have prevented him from ever reaching that high a post within the US Gov.   

He previously wrote quite a bit about the need to use public policy to move the nation from Valuing "individual" rights to valuing "societies rights" by supporting  policies shifting from everyone to only those citizens deemed PRODUCTIVE and thus valuable to the society as a whole and that was to be determined by those in power.  The result were his recommendations that those diseases that accompany age would be eliminated from basic guaranteed health care.    I have those writings and they will be put up for you to see when the commentary is finished. 


Wall street has set up another derivatives betting on when seniors will die off.  They have also rigged another scam to use on Seniors and it goes like this..... seniors have life insurance with cash value.    The face value is always much higher than the cash value.   When severely strapped for cash, Wall street brokers give the senior 75% of their "CASH VALUE" on their policy  which might be only $7,500, but the face value of the policy maybe $100,000.  

The senior then signs over that policy to the Banker as beneficiary when he/she dies for that "face value" of the policy of $100,000. The surviving senior spouse gets nothing. You can tell a lot about a psychopath by his lack of humanity and caring for the "least of these".   

So now, it becomes important to know just how fast can you make that senior die so those millions in that bubble can be raked into the bankers.    Thus policies have been geared to making it harder and harder for them to survive.   That is criminal and if intentional, its first degree murder.   Remember who owns the politicians.... thus they are included in this scam by the laws they pass that aid these bankers in their objectives.  This is beyond Satanic. 

I put this here because its plain that this is an added movement toward taking away the support seniors need to "survive".   Between the cost of drugs,  the cut back in medicare, the cut in social security benefits by freezing COLA's for TWO years.... cutting food stamps, LEAP and heat subsidies, forbidding cheaper drugs from Canada and now this to take even more away from the seniors, is moving wholesale into killing off our seniors through public policy which officially MAKES EUGENICS THE POLICY OF THE LAND. (VN:  that is called "A crime against humanity")

If you cannot produce as a slave you will not receive benefits and will be genocided out of the nation using public policy.  That is seniors, seriously and permantly wounded vets, the handicapped, etc.   Its going to be a killer commentary when its finished.  

In this instance, as usual, its the bankers who made out since they have all been paid off on those debts through government guarantees.    No mention of any means test on these either.   

In some cases down right fraud has occurred in cheating seniors out of their income when in fact they never owed the debt or had paid it off previously. (VN:  This is rampid and because there is no statute of limitations, seniors don't know enough to save their documentation after 9 years when everything else is pass the statute of limitations so most throw their documentation away. You have to be truly soul-less to steal from seniors as bankers, and its happening more and more.  Someone needs to file a class action law suit. )   That will be a whole  other article with documentation to prove it.  All of this in collusion with the Wall Street bankers.   Another bailout?  Or funds to fund more bailouts???
Source:   http://finance.yahoo.com/retirement/article/109011/defaulted-loans-may-haunt-seniors?mod=retire-planning

Title:  Defaulted Loans May Haunt Seniors

By:   Ellen E. Schultz
Date:   Monday, March 8, 2010

A little–noticed law could soon result in smaller Social Security checks for hundreds of thousands of the elderly and disabled who owe the U.S. money from defaulted loans and other debts more than a decade old.

Social Security benefits are off–limits to creditors, such as credit–card companies and banks. But the U.S. can collect debts to federal agencies by "offsetting," or withholding Social Security and disability payments.

The Treasury currently withholds benefits of 3.1 million Social Security recipients to recover defaulted student–, farm– and small–business loans, unpaid income taxes, amounts veterans owe for health care, and other debts to the government.

Previously, the U.S. hasn't been able to withhold Social Security payments to recover most debts delinquent for more than ten years.

But a provision in the 2008 Farm Bill lifted the ten–year statute of limitations on the government's ability to withhold Social Security benefits in collecting debts other than student loans—for which the statute of limitations was lifted in 1997—and income taxes, where the limit remains 10 years.

This means that a person who defaulted on a small–business loan in 1995, for example, and who is receiving Social Security could be notified that his benefits may be reduced each month until the debt, with interest, fees, and penalties, is paid. The Treasury can withhold 15% of the benefit, though it can't be reduced to below $750. Tax debts have no floor.


Virginia first state to challenge federal health insurance mandate

Vatic Note:  Normally, we try to stay focused on the big picture and on the surface this appears to be a much smaller picture, rather somewhat local or even national, but the implications of this are big.  Global Fascism is the goal and "regionalizing" various global geographic areas, such as the EU, is the "process" for moving toward that goal.   To regionalize, our international banker controlled government has been consolidating more and more power at the federal level at the expense of the states.  

Once that power is fully consolidated, then there are three nations with consolidated power that can then regionalize with unelected international banker and corp governance, better know as Fascism; Canada, Mexico and the United States of America and do so without the will of the people being considered.  

These acts by these states, such as Virginia on this issue, or Montana on the gun issue, are one of the many ways we can thwart this effort by the neocons to move toward a regional governance such as that experienced by the EU that are now having severe problems due to loss of sovereignty within their own countries in every aspect of their functioning, legislatively, executively, and judicially.  It behooves all foreign nations to pay attention to how we are handling this because every country is going to be exposed to the same process either with or without war.  That is what makes this article so important.

More and more power is being usurped by the European Union and the various countries are finding it difficult to withstand the movement toward greater and greater regional control with no elected reps and no accountability to the citizens of the various nations.  That is why this nullification movement is so important.   .  

Man who broke the Bank of England, George Soros, 'at centre of hedge funds plot to cash in on fall of the euro'

Vatic Notes:    Remember Soro's name has emerged more and more as the main operative for the final takeovers of parts of Europe for the Rothschild Octopus.   We published an article on this regarding, in part, his role in securing Serbia and other parts of Eastern Europe which is something the western press seldom covers.    It now appears Soros was also simultaneously working on western europe through the EU which should teach us important lessons about the dangers of  regionalizing, making it much simpler to gain total control over more countries at one time.    It simply makes it easier for the Rothschild cabal to secure total control over the nations of the world and all that they possess, land, natural resources, water, food, businesses, financial and economic life, slave labor and more.   See previous article called  "The Rothschild Octopus" published on here two weeks ago.    Click on the link and scroll down to the picture of Soros and read how he secured Serbia and other eastern european counties for the Rothschild mafia.   


Add this article below to the above information and it appears that Europe is almost under total control of the Rothschild Octopus.   Is this what they have planned for our region??? Its also going on in Asia as well?  Its of sufficient concern now to watch this closely and resist any attempts to regionalize this continent.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1253791/Is-man-broke-Bank-England-George-Soros-centre-hedge-funds-betting-crisis-hit-euro.html

Title: Man who broke the Bank of England, George Soros, 'at centre of hedge funds plot to cash in on fall of the euro'
By: Karl West
Date: 03/07/2010   (reported on 2/27)

A secretive group of Wall Street hedge fund bosses are said to be behind a plot to cash in on the decline of the euro.
Representatives of George Soros's investment business were among an all-star line up of Wall Street investors at an 'ideas dinner' at a private townhouse in Manhattan, according to reports.

The man about to break the euro? George Soros is said to be placing large bearish bets against the single currency

Fiction of Marjah as City Was US Information War

Source: http://www.truthout.org/fiction-marja-city-was-us-information-war57470

Fiction of Marjah as City Was US Information War
by: Gareth Porter  |  Inter Press Service

For weeks, the U.S. public followed the biggest offensive of the Afghanistan War against what it was told was a "city of 80,000 people" as well as the logistical hub of the Taliban in that part of Helmand. That idea was a central element in the overall impression built up in February that Marja was a major strategic objective, more important than other district centres in Helmand.

It turns out, however, that the picture of Marja presented by military officials and obediently reported by major news media is one of the clearest and most dramatic pieces of misinformation of the entire war, apparently aimed at hyping the offensive as a historic turning point in the conflict.

Marja is not a city or even a real town, but either a few clusters of farmers' homes or a large agricultural area covering much of the southern Helmand River Valley.


American Al Qaeda Spokesman Captured-- Will He Be An Enemy Combatant?

Vatic Notes:    We just had this discusstion yesterday.   Is this to set precedence for the "enemy combatant" designation and thus strip Americans of their citizenship as provided under the Security Enhancement Act?  Thus allowing the administration to then treat him/her as such with torture, no habeas corpus, unlimited imprisonment, rendition, no due process at all, no disclosure of information by the defendant, no attorney, etc.    See   http://vaticproject.blogspot.com/2010/03/us-searching-for-radicalized-americans.html

Source:    http://www.opednews.com/articles/American-Al-Qaeda-Spokesma-by-Rob-Kall-100307-399.html
Title: American Al Qaeda Spokesman Captured-- Will He Be Tortured, Tried as American or Enemy
By: Rob Kall
Date:    03/07/2010

CNN Reports "Adam Gadahn, an American citizen who has repeatedly appeared as spokesman for al Qaeda, has been arrested in Pakistan, CNN reports they were told by senior Pakistani official.

He was arrested in Karachi Pakistan.

Gadahn has been charged with treason by the US. Washington was offering a $6 million reward for his capture.

US searching for 'radicalized' Americans (preparing for a new false flag?)

Vatic note:   The first thing you note on here is "Al-Qaida" or other terrorist groups.  Who created, funded and is continuing to work with Al Qaida in undermining Iran?  The next question is why don't they tell us how they know this?  The next question is,  PASSPORTS ARE CHIPPED FOR THAT REASON, so how come they don't know where they are, and if they don't know "who, where and what" they are, HOW DO THEY KNOW THEY ARE RADICALIZED Americans???  How do they know they went overseas to train?    I believe they maybe over there training, but only with the obvious consent of our Gov or they could never have made it that far.    Its a lead up to another false flag and they can point back to here saying  "Oh, we told you about that back in March that they were training".   Right..... they really do think we are stupid.

Source:   http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14521457

Title:        US searching for 'radicalized' Americans

Date:   03-2010

LOS ANGELES—The top U.S. diplomat in Pakistan says the Obama administration does not know how many Americans might have disappeared overseas to train with al-Qaida or other terrorist groups.


Was the Pentagon "shooting" a false flag Event by our government??

Source:  Original opinion commentary - Vatic Project
              Links and articles taken from the following publications: CLG newsletter, NY Times, Fox News, WTOP radio

Title:      Was the Pentagon "shooting" a false flag Event by our     government??
By:       Vatic Master
Date:    03-06-2010

If we carefully look at elements surrounding the attack by John "Patrick" Bedell (Notice these assassins and shooters have middle names included in the reports by the neocon owned publications such as NY Times) we find that they had previous exposure to some form of Governement project, and in addition, this man disappeared a full month before he performed this operation. He was killed and thus no toxicology performed to determine if he was on psychotropic drugs for mind control purposes, where was he during the month he disappeared?

ADL opposes recognition of “genocide” in Turkey and Ukraine

Source:  http://www.printfriendly.com/print?url=http://www.eutimes.net/2010/03/adl-opposes-recognition-of-genocide-in-turkey-and-ukraine/

Title:    ADL opposes US recognition of “genocide” in Turkey and Ukraine

Date:   03/06/2010

Abraham Foxman, Jewish leader of ADL

The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted 23 to 22 to acknowledge the mass murder of Christians, mostly ethnic Armenians, by the Turks early in the 20th century. Turkey officially denies that they committed genocide against Christians Armenians, Greeks, and others.


Israel's DU, the weapon that just keeps on giving.

Source:  http://uruknet.info/index.php?p=m63830&hd=&size=1&l=e
contributed by Jim Kirwan

Title: New birth defects seen in Gaza due to Israeli weapons

By:  Eman Jomaa
Date: 03-03-2010

Gaza, March 3, 2010 (Pal Telegraph) -An increase in birth defects among newborns in the Gaza Strip - first documented in the Palestine Telegraph - has become apparent, despite claims to the contrary by some doctors at Al-Shifa Hospital. Pregnant women say they are living in constant fear.

Are the States of California, Illinois and others really broke?

Source:     CAFR.com
Title:     Walter Burien-THE CAFR SHELL GAME!!
By:    Vadic
Date:      03/05/2010

Do these states really qualify for bancruptcy?   Are these states really broke???  The answer is "no" according to Walter Burien and confirmed by the officially filed CAFR's required by law to be filed, by every state, with the Federal Government.   Such CAFR's which are Consolidated Financial  Statements also exist for the various branches of Government as well (example: CIA afghanistan drug trade profits go into their CAFR investment accounts where the funds are controlled by the bankers in Wall street trades in which they make millions in fees).


University of California campus erupts in riots

Source: RT.com - Top News

Title:   University of California campus erupts in riots
Date:   03 March, 2010, 00:49

Violence breaks out as students at the flagship school of the University of California protest stiff tuition hikes.

Students at the University of California’s flagship Berkeley campus took to the streets on Friday night, vandalizing university buildings, burning trash cans and clashing with police in the latest expression of frustration over cuts to the educational budget in California.

In November, the University of California Board of Regents voted to raise tuition by 32 percent. At the same time, professors were asked to take pay cuts or be furloughed, classes were eliminated and class size increased. Protests erupted across the University of California system, particularly at UC Davis and UCLA.

The first tuition hikes took place in January, and since then tensions have been on the rise.

“Nobody planned what happened, but anger erupts when it has been building for so long. That’s what happens,” said Callie Maidhof, a student activist at UC Berkeley. “[The regents] are effectively closing off the campus, making it less accessible, and those already here are getting less out of their education.”

The University of California system, made up of 10 campuses with nearly 160,000 students, has long been the envy of other states. For many years, UC has provided a low-cost, world-class education, and scholars and politicians alike have noted the role of the UC schools in building California’s middle class. In recent years, however, the system has been battered by the state’s ongoing budget crisis.

California, which has the sixth largest economy in the world, has been hard hit by the economic crisis. Rising unemployment has caused a drop in the state’s income tax revenues and lawmakers have been reluctant to raise taxes, leaving the state government with little choice except to make severe budget cuts.

Schools across the state are planning mass protests on March 4 to protest the $17 billion in cuts to education budgets expected over the next two years.


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Morgellons Disease: A Crime of Silence

(Vatic Note:  I just attended a very illuminating seminar on Chemtrails which touched on this disease being distributed through the chemtrail operations out of the Dept of Energy and this bug is notoriously resistant to treatment and now appears to be manmade.  It might also explain the 69 dead Microbiologists since 9-11.   The Pathogenic Mycoplasma at the center of this diseases has a US Patent 5,242,820 issued Sept 7, 1993, by the US Army and Army Pathologist Dr. Shyh-Ching Lo.  Google now has a patent search you can use to verify it yourself.   www.morgellons.org/index.html )

Source:   morgellons 2

Title:   Morgellons Disease: A Crime of Silence

Date:   03-03-2010
The CDC gets involved... to kill further research!

Because of the publicity that the Morgellons Research Foundation attracted, certain politicians decided that it was politically valuable to at least appear sympathetic to this cause. In early 2008 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that it was going to conduct an in-depth study of the disease through their association with the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in California. Kaiser was chosen, according to the CDC, because of the large population of California residents that claimed to suffer from the symptoms.

Army May Slash 'Warrior Task' Training

(Vatic Note: Under normal circumstances this would seem like good news, however, think about the situation we are currently in; where the majority of our soldiers are currently located, the condition they are in, the history of risk they have been exposed to, the number of deaths (78,000) and over 1 million permenantly maimed, along with the survey taken 10 years ago showing 69% of soldiers said they would not fire on American civilians if ordered to do so, and one begins to question the rationale for this decision.  Is it to ensure they do not aid a rebelling civilian population?   I don't know, we all have to answer that one, remember these are the nations children)

Source:  http://www.military.com/news/article/army-may-slash-warrior-task-training.html

Title: Army May Slash 'Warrior Task' Training
By:   Christian Lowe Date:   February 25, 2010

The Army is set to cut down on the number of skills it teaches incoming Soldiers at boot camp and further constrain its "onerous" list of required training for all Joes across the force.


Statement From The Afghan Resistance

(Vatic Note:   This is confirmed by the loss of Pak Alert who is no longer publishing excellent stories from central asia with deep research and commentary, this is the forum I had solicited citizens to join our people-to-people initiative and they were signing up, so that ended now that they are shut down as of 2/28/2010)

Source: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24904.htm

Title: Statement From The Afghan Resistance
By: Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Date: March 03, 2010

According to international media reports, the Kabul Puppet Administration have warned media outlets not to publish or transmit live reports of events without obtainment of prior permission. In case of violation, they have threatened to arrest relevant reporters, seize their equipment and impose ban on activities of the concerned media outlet in a given area. International media outlets, civil societies and human rights organizations have condemned the irrational warning of the Kabul puppet administration. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan considers this measure of the surrogate administration as a flagrant violation of the recognized principle of freedom of speech and wants to announce as follows:

High-profile US official was waiting for Rigi in Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan

(Vatic Note:   Please note that Richard Holbrooke is a member of the CFR and banker backed operative. What is he doing meeting with a so called terrorist who ended up arrested by Iran?)

Source:  http://www.abna.ir/print.asp?lang=3&id=180088
provided by Jim Kirwan,  Vatic contributor

Title:    High-profile US official was waiting for Rigi in Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan - Terrorist arrested by Iran
Date:  02/28/2010
Tehran, Independent news sources reported on Saturday that Abdolmalek Rigi, the terrorist who has been arrested by Iranian security forces, had planned to meet with Richard Holbrooke in the Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan.

Dubai police chief says to seek Netanyahu arrest

Source:   http://www.reuters.com:80/article/idUSTRE6214TT20100302

Title:       Dubai police chief says to seek Netanyahu arrest

Date:       5:52pm EST 02-03-2010
DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's police chief plans to seek the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of Israel's spy agency over the killing of a Hamas leader in the emirate, Al Jazeera television reported.


Fifty-six percent of Americans say the government poses an immediate threat to individual rights and freedoms.

Source:   CNN  Political Ticker

Title:   Fifty-six percent of Americans say the government poses an immediate threat to individual rights and freedoms.

By:    CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

Date:   02/26/2010

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

British people told by opposition politician to start arming themselves for a class war

Source:    http://www.eutimes.net/2010/02/british-people-told-by-opposition-politician-to-start-arming-themselves-for-a-class-war/print/
Title:   British people told by opposition politician to start arming themselves for a class war

By:   Edmund Conway
Date:  02/28/2010

The recession has increased the wealth gap to dangerous levels, and George Osborne does not seem serious about tackling it, says Edmund Conway.

If you don’t work in the City or in economics, you may not have heard of the annual Mais lecture, which was delivered last night by George Osborne. But it’s a big deal, arguably the most important set-piece speech in the Square Mile calendar. And only once before has City University, the host, deigned to invite an opposition politician primed for election to deliver it.

Eyewitness Says Sky Changed Color Before Chile Earthquake

Source: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eyewitness-says-sky-changed-color-before-chile-earthquake.html

Title: Eyewitness Says Sky Changed Color Before Chile Earthquake
Date: March 1, 2010

An eyewitness speaks about the earthquake in Chile this weekend, describing some interesting details regarding changes in the color of the sky.

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The Orwellian Agenda Of 9/11 Truth's Enemies?

The Orwellian Agenda Of 9/11 Truth's Enemies?
By Matt Thomas

Starting with a link on Rense.com, I watched the Debra Medina interview with Glenn "Hitman" Beck. Then I heard the talk show host at Texas radio station KLIF (http://www.klif.com) trying to discredit her half-baked answer to Beck's questioning about US government involvement in 9/11. I wondered which position she would commit to.

Soon thereafter, I got my answer. I went to Medina's website where there was a transcript of the official Medina statement (http://www.medinafortexas.com/getPost?p=272) about the Beck interview. With that, she chickened out and blew itin essence denying 9/11 Truth for political expediency. So I immediately wrote her off as a possible patriot just as I have written off her mentor Ron Paul. She was probably "advised" to say that politically correct BS, because 9/11 is being used as a litmus test to discredit patriotic candidates for public office in the eyes of the brainwashed and non-thinking populace. Jesse Ventura is the only person I can think of who might have the stones to talk straight about 9/11 in a political campaign.

The Decline of the American Empire Remains a Movie for the CIA

Source: http://www.truthout.org/the-decline-american-empire-remains-a-movie-cia57310

Title: The Decline of the American Empire Remains a Movie for the CIA
By: Samir Amin
Date: Wednesday 17 February 2010

Economist Samir Amin deciphers the latest CIA report on the state of the world. He shows that intelligence agency experts still see a single view only: the American model's dominance. In this first part of two, Samir Amin describes the experts' capitalist blindness.

A reading of the CIA's latest report on "the world in 2025" supplies hardly any information that an ordinary observer of the global economy and politics would not have known. On the other hand, it allows us to better know the way the ruling class of the United States thinks and to identify the limits of that thinking.

I would summarize my conclusions from that reading by the following points:


Hazmat Crews, FBI Called to IRS Building in Utah

(Vatic Notes: It appears they do not want to talk about this one. I suppose if you can't stop the war by asking, then its by attacking the source of our slavery, that is what I get from this and why they are keeping it so quiet compared to the one where the FBI was on site before the plane showed up and there was a lot of press on that one.)

Source: Foxnews

Title: Hazmat Crews, FBI Called to IRS Building in Utah
By: staff
Date: 03-01-2010

Hazardous material crews were called to an IRS building in Ogden, Utah on Monday, less than two weeks after a man deliberately crashed his private plane into a Texas building that housed IRS workers, according to local reports.

The FBI was called to the scene and reporters were not allowed into the building after the incident, The Standard-Examiner reported. Showers were being used to deal with "a possible chemical situation," according to the local ABC affiliate.

The news station alluded to dispatcher calls that indicated a powder may have been found in the mail at the facility.

Fire crews were first notified at 11:15 a.m. local time, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Ogden is approximately 40 miles north of Salt Lake City.

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More Teeth for Brussels - Plans for a Euro Economic Gov gain steam

Source:  German Newspaper - Der Spiegel

Title:   More Teeth for Brussels - Plans for a Euro Economic Gov gain steam
By:   Spiegel Staff
Date:   03/01/2010

With Greek finances dragging down the euro, calls for coordinated fiscal policy within the common currency zone have become more frequent. Now, Germany and France have presented a paper outlining what such a regime might look like. Increased monitoring is at the top of the priority list.

Up until just a few months ago, it wasn't easy to find people on the Continent who were seriously skeptical about the euro. The European common currency had performed well during the financial crisis and had steadily strengthened against the dollar. Indeed, the only concern was that the dollar would become too weak, thus making euro zone exports unaffordable.


Brussels, London, Istanbul: A Week Of Western War Councils

(Vatic Note:   Notice wars are planned and coordinated between all the plays including the "designated" enemies.   It's only the "people" who are led to believe these wars are for real.  That is why our "PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE" initiative is so very important.  Please sign up > "followers" and we will notify you when we have a meeting on the net to plan in about a week)

Source: http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/the-planning-of-war-behind-closed-doors/

Date: 2/6/2010
Brussels, London, Istanbul: A Week Of Western War Councils

by Rick Rozoff

The defense chiefs of all 28 NATO nations and an undisclosed number of counterparts from non-Alliance partners gathered in Istanbul, Turkey on February 4 to begin two days of meetings focused on the war in Afghanistan, the withdrawal of military forces from Kosovo in the course of transferring control of security operations to the breakaway province’s embryonic army (the Kosovo Security Force) and “the transformation efforts required to best conduct the full range of NATO’s agreed missions.” [1]

Iceland's financial avalanche turns on bankers

Source:   The Australian Business with The WSJ

Title:  Iceland's financial avalanche turns on bankers
By:   by Iain Dey

NIKULAS Einarsson rubs his hands over a brazier outside Iceland's modest parliament building.

Two years ago, the electrician was always busy, thanks to the construction boom in the capital, Reykjavik. Iceland's spectacular financial collapse means he now works only one day a week.

Although he is part of a group that congregates daily to hurl abuse at passing ministers, they are not the ones he really blames for the disaster.

"The first people we have to look at are our bankers, and the people who owned our banks," he says.


Balochistan: CIA’s Crumbling Project

Source: Pak Alert Press

Title: Balochistan: CIA’s Crumbling Project
By: Pak Alert Staff

A photograph has surfaced that shows a terrorist wanted by Iran visiting a US military base in Afghanistan. Another terrorist wanted by Pakistan has also been spotted meeting Indian spies under American watch—in Afghanistan. Iran arrests one such terrorist but Pakistan’s pro-US government refuses to take a stand on a terrorist insurgency openly backed by rogue US elements, with Indian support.

Apparently the pictures I had up here were not approved so they disappeared, so I have replaced it with one more to my liking.   hehehehehe

Ron Paul: Oath to US Constitution rejected by both parties’ “leadership.” US revolt coming?

Source:  http://www.examiner.com:80/x-18425-LA-County-Nonpartisan-Examiner~y2010m2d27-Ron-Paul-Oath-to-US-Constitution-rejected-by-both-parties-leadership-US-revolt-coming

Provided by Carolyn Rose Goyda,  Vatic Contributor

Title:   Ron Paul: Oath to US Constitution rejected by both parties’ “leadership.” US revolt coming?
By:  Carl Herman
Date:  2/27/2010

Congressman Ron Paul spoke on the House floor for 5-minutes on US policy to assassinate US citizens at the dictate of the executive branch based on “secret evidence,” US policy of torture that includes American citizens and without legal recourse, US policy of rendition to secret prisons, and unlimited detention.

Cybersecurity bill to give president new emergency powers

(Vatic Note:  Remember Jay Rockefeller on C-Span waving his arms and yelling "The internet is ruining everything, it should never have been created",  well, now we know why this legislation, the net is ruining all their plans)

Source:  http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/83961-forthcoming-cybersecurity-bill-to-give-president-new-powers-in-cyberattack-emergencies

Title:   Cybersecurity bill to give president new emergency powers
By:   Tony Romm
Date:   2/26/2010

The president would have the power to safeguard essential federal and private Web resources under draft Senate cybersecurity legislation.

According to an aide familiar with the proposal, the bill includes a mandate for federal agencies to prepare emergency response plans in the event of a massive, nationwide cyberattack.

Who are our real Enemies? An Iraq War Vet Asks the question

Source:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akm3nYN8aG8
Title:  Who Are our Real Enemies: An Iraq War Vet Asks the Question
By:    Mike Prysner

I tried hard to be proud of my service but all I can feel is shame.

The racism could no longer mask the reality of the occupation these were people, these were human beings.  I have since been plagued by guilt anytime I'd see an elderly man, like the one who couldn't walk we rolled
onto a stretcher, and told the Iraqi police to take him away.

I feel guilt everytime I see a mother with her children like the one who cried hysterically and screamed that we were worst than Saddam, as we forced her from her home.


Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, But Not Everyone Is Impressed

Title:  Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, But Not Everyone Is Impressed

Source:  Personal Liberty Digest
By:  News Desk
Date:  February 26, 2010 @ 12:01 am

At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) conference, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has once again called for a return to the gold standard and abolishing the Fed, and his message seems to be resonating with many conservatives. However, Paul’s growing popularity has many GOP insiders worried.


Israeli Army Open Fire on Gazan Farmers and International Observors

Source:  - The European Union Times –

Title:  Israeli Army Open Fire on Gazan Farmers and International Observors
By:  Europe
Date:   2/10/2010

Israeli Army Open Fire on Gazan Farmers and International Observors

Posted By Europe On 10/02/2010 @ 11:40 pm In Crimes, Jews, Middle East, Suppression | No Comments

Gazan farmers whose land lies in Israeli defined buffer zone accompanied by international observers have been held down in their field by live gunfire. The Israeli army shot live ammunition for a quarter of an hour after finding the unarmed group fertilizing wheat crops. The international observers loudly informed the soldiers they were unarmed civilians, but the bullets only landed closer. Khuza’a is located 7 kilometers southeast of Khan Yunis. It is about a kilometer from the fence that serves as a border between Israel and Gaza.


The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America - Part I

Source: provided by Jim Kirwan, Vatic Contributor
Article from AmpedStatus Report

Title: The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America - Part I
By: By David De Graw, AmpedStatus Report

Date: Feb 15, 2010

This is the first part of a six-part report. Part two will be posted on Wednesday. To be notified via email, subscribe to our newsletter here.


The Drive to Eliminate Social Security Accelerates

Source: Article contributed by Jim Kirwan, Vatic contributor

Title: The Drive to Eliminate Social Security Accelerates
By: By Shamus Cooke, Information Clearinghouse
Date: February 23, 2010

In Washington each new day brings a fresh call to “reform entitlement programs” — Social Security, Medicare, etc., (in Congress, the word “reform” now means to eliminate, or drastically reduce). Tackling Social Security has been on the to-do list of the corporate elite for years, and they’re not waiting any longer. After years of promoting this cause, conservative think tanks have now garnered solid support from the political establishment as a whole, which includes the Republican and Democratic parties.


Project 2012 Intro: Predictions Coming True? Nuclear War Begins Soon?

Source: http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/project-2012-intro-predictions-coming-true-nuclear-war-begins-soon/

Title: Project 2012 Intro: Predictions Coming True? Nuclear War Begins Soon?

Date: 2010-01-06

There are prophecies and oracles from around the world that all seem to point to December 21, 2012 as New World Age ( World is not going to end but millions of people could die in the process of New Age Transition). The ancient Mayan Calendar, the medieval predictions of Merlin, the Book of Revelation and the Chinese oracle of the I Ching all point to this specific date as the end of civilization. A new technology called “The Web-Bot Project” makes massive scans of the internet as a means of forecasting the future… and has turned up the same dreaded date: 2012. Skeptics point to a long history of “Failed Doomsdays”, but many oracles of doom throughout history have a disturbingly accurate track record.

Terrorism Law, the New McCarthyism

Source: http://www.truthout.org/terrorism-law-new-mccarthyism57092

Title: Terrorism Law, the New McCarthyism
by: Stephen Rohde

The LA Daily Journal

Monday 22 February 2010

Tomorrow, the US Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the first encounter with the free speech and association rights of American citizens in the context of terrorism since the 9/11 attacks, and in the first test of the constitutionality of a provision of the USA Patriot Act.

The "Material Support" law takes a sweeping approach to its ban on aid to terrorist groups, prohibiting the provision of cash, weapons and the like, as well as four more ambiguous categories - "training," "personnel," "expert advice or assistance" and "service." Opponents of the law say that when it comes to providing lawful legal advice or training in nonviolence, the law is nothing more than "guilt by association," reminiscent of the witch hunts of McCarthyism.



Source: http://larryflynt.com/?p=693


by Brad Friedman
for HUSTLER MAGAZINE – March 2010

SIBEL EDMONDS, a former FBI translator, claims that the following government officials have committed what amount to acts of treason. They are lawmakers Dennis Hastert, Bob Livingston, Dan Burton, Roy Blunt, Stephen Solarz and Tom Lantos, as well as at least three members of George W. Bush’s inner circle: Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz and Marc Grossman. But is Sibel Edmonds credible? “Absolutely, she’s credible,” Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told CBS’s 60 Minutes when he was asked about her in 2002. “The reason I feel she’s very credible is because people within the FBI have corroborated a lot of her story.” Edmonds’s remarkable allegations of bribery, blackmail, infiltration of the U.S. government and the theft of nuclear secrets by foreign allies and enemies alike rocked the Bush Administration. In fact, Bush and company actually prevented Edmonds from telling the American people what she knew—up until now.

Sex abuse and Pedophilia claims against famed rabbi grip Israel

Source: http://www.reuters.com:80/article/idUSTRE61I3KX20100219

Title: Sex abuse and Pedophilia claims against famed rabbi grip Israel
By: Alastair Macdonald

Israeli police said on Friday they were looking into allegations of sexual abuse against one of the country’s most famous and politically influential rabbis, in a case that has triggered dramatic headlines this week.

Two Israeli spies sentenced to death in Lebanon

Source: http://www.eutimes.net/2010/02/two-israeli-spies-sentenced-to-death-in-lebanon/

Title: Two Israeli spies sentenced to death in Lebanon
By: Author
Date: 02/20/2010

Two Israeli spies sentenced to death in Lebanon

Reporters take pictures of electronic instruments Lebanese security forces found with arrested Israeli spies.

A Lebanese court on Thursday sentenced two men to death on charges of espionage and involvement in the killing of senior members of Lebanese and Palestinian resistance groups.

Immigrants riot in Milan after Egyptian killed

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61D0RI20100214

Immigrants riot in Milan after Egyptian killed

Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:18am EST
MILAN (Reuters) - Dozens of immigrants from North Africa rioted during the night in a multi-ethnic district of Milan, smashing shop windows and overturning cars to protest at the knifing death of an Egyptian, Italian police said on Sunday.

Yet Another Congressman Questions 9/11

Source: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/02/yet-another-congressman-questions-911.html

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yet Another Congressman Questions 9/11

Congressman Jason Chafetz just said that we need to be vigilant and continue to investigate 9/11.
A nutjob, right?
But he joins quite a few other Congressmen:


The Placeman Cometh: New IAEA Chief Stokes Iran War Fever for the Bush-Obama Regime

Source: http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/1928-the-placeman-cometh-new-iaea-chief-stokes-iran-war-fever-for-the-bush-obama-regime.html

Title: The Placeman Cometh: New IAEA Chief Stokes Iran War Fever for the Bush-Obama Regime
By: Chris Floyd
Date: Friday, 19 February 2010 00:25

In an astounding development, the brand-new director of the International Atomic Energy Agency -- who was narrowly elected to the post a few months ago with the strong, one might say insistent, backing of the United States -- has just issued his very first report on Iran's nuclear program. And guess what the new, American-backed director said? Go on, you'll never guess.

Give up? Well, hold on to your hats -- the American-backed director, Yukiya Amano, has "broken with the more cautious style of his predecessor, Mohamed ElBaradei" -- you know, the man who was right about Iraq's lack of a nuclear weapons program -- to suggest (sans proof, of course) that there might be "possible military dimensions" to Iran's nuclear program, which just happens to be the most internationally inspected and regulated nuclear power program in history.

U.S. sought attack on al-Qaida: White House given plan days before Sept. 11

Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4587368/ns/us_news-security

U.S. sought attack on al-Qaida: White House given plan days before Sept. 11
By Jim Miklaszewski and Alex Johnson
msnbc.com and NBC News
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2002 - President Bush was expected to sign detailed plans for a worldwide war against al-Qaida two days before Sept. 11 but did not have the chance before the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, U.S. and foreign sources told NBC News.
The document, a formal National Security Presidential Directive, amounted to a “game plan to remove al-Qaida from the face of the earth,” one of the sources told NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski.
The plan dealt with all aspects of a war against al-Qaida, ranging from diplomatic initiatives to military operations in Afghanistan, the sources said on condition of anonymity.

DOJ Report on Torture Memo: Yoo Said Bush Could Order "Massacre" of Civilians

Source: http://www.truthout.org/doj-report-torture-memos-released-yoo-bybee-offficials-cleared-congress-plans-hearings57039

DOJ Report on Torture Memo: Yoo Said Bush Could Order "Massacre" of Civilians

Friday 19 February 2010

by: Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t

Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo argued that President George W. Bush’s commander-in-chief powers were so sweeping that he could willfully order the massacre of civilians, yet Yoo’s culpability in Bush administration abuses was deemed “poor judgment,” not a violation of “professional standards.”

There's No Such Thing as a Free Market -- Just a Matter of Who Pays for It

Source: http://www.alternet.org/economy/145726/there%27s_no_such_thing_as_a_free_market_--_just_a_matter_of_who_pays_for_it

Raj Patel argues that the corporate capture of government and our current financial crisis are the result of our bankrupt political system.

There's No Such Thing as a Free Market -- Just a Matter of Who Pays for It

By Terrence McNally and Raj Patel, AlterNet

Posted on February 19, 2010, Printed on February 22, 2010

Raj Patel opens his new book, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, with Oscar Wilde’s observation that “nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced. Revealing the hidden ecological and social costs of a hamburger -- as much as $200 -- he asks how we came to have markets in the first place. Both the corporate capture of government and our current financial crisis, Patel argues, are a result of our bankrupt political system. Searching for solutions, Patel goes back to basics in both economics and politics.


Source: Intergalactic Times

Title: Kermit Dies of the Swine Flu
By: Mission Control and the AP
Date: 9/12/09

Mission Control and Associated Presses –
Kermit, formerly of the Muppets, was found dead in an industrial area on the west side of New York City earlier this week. Kermit's body was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where doctors determined Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 09 swine flu to be the cause of death. A hospital spokesman stated that the blood tests were conclusive and that Mount Sinai immediately contacted the World Health Organization to report the outbreak.


Afghan Push - Hype or History in the Making?

Source: http://www.truthout.org/afghan-push-hype-or-history-making57085

Afghan Push - Hype or History in the Making?

Thursday 18 February 2010

by: Jean MacKenzie and Mohammad Ilyas Dayee
Global Post

Few signs on the ground of the "spectacular advances" claimed by the combined U.S. and Afghan forces.

Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan - Six days into the battle for Marjah, the spin doctors in Kabul and Washington may be regretting all the advance hype. With 15,000 combined Afghan, American and British forces arrayed against what was thought to be a handful of insurgents, victory had seemed assured.

But instead of “breaking the back of the Taliban,” Operation Moshtarak is bogged down in a hostile landscape full of mines, snipers and increasingly frustrated residents.


America’s Shadowy Base World

Source: http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2010/02/09/americas-shadowy-base-world/

Title: America’s Shadowy Base World
By: Tom Engelhardt On February 9, 2010 @ 11:00 pm On Anti-War blog

Once is an anomaly; twice is the beginning of a pattern. Right now, we’re seeing the same sequence of events for the second time in less than a decade, and it looks like the signature American way of war in our time is coming into focus.

In 2003, when the Bush administration invaded Iraq, the Pentagon already had on its drawing boards plans for building a series of permanent mega-bases in that country. (They were charmingly called "enduring camps.")

Kensington Rune Stone Decoded: Vikings, Templars & Goths in America in 1362?

Source: http://www.barnesreview.org/html/jan2010lead_127.html

Title: Kensington Rune Stone Decoded: Vikings, Templars & Goths in America in 1362?
By: Frank Joseph

Kensington Rune Stone Decoded: Vikings, Templars & Goths in America in 1362?

WHEN A SIMPLE IMMIGRANT FARMER discovered what seemed to be an ancient stone with “Vikingstyle” runes inscribed on it in Minnesota, people said he was crazy or lying. But more than 100 years later, additional discoveries have proved the stele was indeed the real McCoy, although left there by Knights Templar of the Middle Ages rather than Thor-worshipping Norsemen.

Very few books are truly capable of rewriting history, but The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America, by Scott F. Wolter, is certainly one of them. Although the author of this new Revisionist book, who is well known to longtime readers of TBR, is a professional geologist and not a historian, the discoveries made by Wolter in recent years and described in Hooked X are powerful enough to compel a fundamental rethinking of our view of the American past.

The centerpiece of his revelations is that controversial, even contentious artifact known as the Kensington Rune Stone [see TBR, March/April 2002—Ed.].

For those who are unfamiliar with it, this is a 200-pound greywacke sandstone stele found by Swedish immigrant farmer, Olof Ohman, while clearing his land in the largely rural township of Solem, Douglas County, Minnesota, during September 1898. Lying face down and entwined in the roots of a stunted, 30-year-old aspen, the 30-by-16-by-six-inch slab was covered on its face and one side with some sort of runic writing. Ohman brought it to the nearest town, Kensington, where his find was displayed at the local bank.

A badly flawed copy of the inscription was forwarded to the University of Minnesota, where a translation was attempted by Olaus J. Breda. It would take more than another 100 years for scholars, correcting for the imperfect copy, to properly translate the text. The front face reads, “Eight Gotlanders and 22 Norwegians on (this) reclaiming/acquisition journey far west from Vinland. We had a camp by two (shelters?) one day’s journey north from this stone. We were fishing one day. After we came home we found 10 men red with blood and death. Ave Maria. Save from evil.”

Inscribed on the side of the stone are the words, “There are 10 men by the sea to look after our ships 14 days journey from this island. Year 1362.”


Although a professor of Scandinavian languages and literature, Breda’s runic knowledge was limited. He hastily proclaimed Ohman’s discovery a transparent hoax. Breda was supported by Norway’s leading archeologist of the late 19th century, Oluf Rygh, and his colleagues at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois.


Cheney Admits to War Crimes, Media Yawns, Obama Turns the Other Cheek

Source: http://www.truthout.org/cheney-admits-war-crimes-media-yawns-obama-turns-other-cheek56924

Title: Cheney Admits to War Crimes, Media Yawns, Obama Turns the Other Cheek
By: Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis

Dick Cheney is a sadist.
On Sunday, in an exclusive interview with Jonathan Karl of ABC News' "This Week," Cheney proclaimed his love of torture, derided the Obama administration for outlawing the practice, and admitted that the Bush White House ordered Justice Department attorneys to fix the law around the administration's policy interests.
"I was a big supporter of waterboarding," Cheney told Karl, as if he were issuing a challenge to officials in the current administration, including President Barack Obama, who said flatly last year that waterboarding is torture, to take action against him. "I was a big supporter of the enhanced interrogation techniques..."


HAARP, Haiti, Brzezinski and the NWO

By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor

Jan 22, 2010, 00:30

On October 25, 2005, I wrote an article for Online Journal, headlined Is it the weather or government terror, detailing government manipulation of weather, including earthquakes, for terror and destruction, mentioning that “your local weatherman was surely not up to pointing this out,” and adding “let me help with the forecast, past, present and long-range. Well, déjà vu all over again seems to have struck in Haiti on January 12.

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Regime Pressed bin Laden on anti-U.S. Terror

By Gareth Porter*

WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (IPS) - Evidence now available from various sources, including recently declassified U.S. State Department documents, shows that the Taliban regime led by Mullah Mohammad Omar imposed strict isolation on Osama bin Laden after 1998 to prevent him from carrying out any plots against the United States.

Federal court to hear cell phone tapping case

By Tony Romm - 02/11/10 10:35 AM ET

The Justice Department on Friday will begin making its case for new standards allowing law enforcement to use cell phone location data in criminal investigations.

Its case before the U.S. 3rd Court of Appeals in Philadelphia could provide more clarity to a bevy of murky cell phone location tapping laws, but it is sure to upset those who dread any federal encroachment in the realm of digital communications.