Look-Out Patriots! Obama-Socialists flocking together

The New Socialism

The New Socialism

While the Obama-led Democrats control the future of the United States of America, the grassroots on the Internet (The Obama Forum) are in the process of turning in “enemies of Obama”, including the parents of children who are Obama supporters.

Obama supporting children have actually posted their parents’ names and addresses on the Obama Forum. (here).

In all of its searches, Canada Free Press (CFP) has found no comment from any official in the Obama administration repudiating the Forum.

The Obamaforum.com instructs people to “Report Anti-Obama Sentiment By Your Coworkers and Peers (here) and more.

All mainstreet Americans can do is hope that the secret service who visited the Oklahoma city motorist, tooling around town with the “abort Obama sign” on his car, does not log onto the Forum.

“The following is not for those who are frightened easily or for those with a weak stomach,” a CFP tipster wrote.

You can let Obama know how his stimulus bill is helping you at the website, whose name was a number, according to Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night. The veep, of course, was really talking about: Recovery.gov- Share your experience

But Obamameisters in darker corners have a thread just for what to do with their perceived enemies:

From the Obama Forum: Ban websites with the help of officials (Italics CFP’s).

To get the ball rolling here are some of the sites:

Get the ball rolling here are some sites
http://www.gop.org <—Opposing party
http://www.redstate.com <—Conservatard watering hole
http://www.freerepublic.com <—See redstate.com
http://www.mccain.senate.gov <—Ran against Obama and attacking him now.
http://www.sarahpac.com <—Sarah “Carabou Barbie” Palin’s “Political Action Committee.”
drudgereport has a bunch of firearms sites and a ton of others.

Here they are keeping a list and checking it twice…”Ok, if you see a car with a bumper sticker or anything about freedom or liberty or hatred for taxes or one of those “Nobamba” bumper stickers or anything that is against the government or Obama, do what you can to mark down the license plate number. Maybe the make and model of the car, I bet we might be able to get a statistical probability based on make and model to just go after all of a certain type of car. The government will have need for such a list pretty soon.

“I saw this one this morning so I’ll start the list:
“License Plate: 1M1337-Texas,
“Silver Cadillac Escalade
“Infraction: Ron Paul 2008 bumper sticker and a little “don’t tread on me” sign…”

There is zero tolerance for Doubting Thomases on a website that likes to depict Obama as Jesus walking on water.

The Forum has a take-no-prisoners attitude: “Anyone overheard doubting President Obama should be immediately reported to local officials. Make the jobs of local officials easier by posting any dissent you may have overheard in the elevator from one of your coworkers, while drinking a beer at the local sports bar, or by strangers buying groceries at the grocery store, or reading Conservative books and other racist publications (Italics CFP’s) at the library. Remember to jot down as much information as possible about them. Height, weight, hair color, eye color, etc. Try to sneak a photograph of them with your cell phone, but be careful and don’t let them see you. License plate numbers, social security information, FEMA records, criminal background checks. Post it all here. “Remember, in the great words of President Obama: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country!”

To suggest that it was President John F. Kennedy who inspired Americans with these words, could get you branded as a racist.

Other sentiments of Internet Obama supporters: “All gunowners should die”.

“Websites (that) don’t comply on their own, we will take them down by force,” is their promise.

“To keep hope alive, in spite of all mistakes, horrors, and crimes, recognize the obvious superiority of socialism”, their avowed mantra.

“For struggle, Solidarity and Socialism! I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Obama. Our laws and his will, according to him. We will not overthrow the government with violence. We shall stand, remain and be the law of his realm forever. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead for Obama to deliver them from evil.”

Meanwhile, it’s going to be a long, intolerant and even excruciating four years.

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Cutting through the illusion – The Grand Chessboard

skull-chessboardIt may seem blindingly obvious, but I’m going to say it anyway as we often seem to forget, that clear communication is essential to mutual understanding. Without a common understanding of what we say to each other we find ourselves adrift in Babel-land. The risks to us all from a lack of common understanding cannot be overstated.

In the midst of the deluge of bailouts, rescues and stimulus packages there is no clear communication as to just why these measures are being taken and how they are meant to improve the lives of ordinary people. It is abundantly clear that this is deliberate. If we, the normal people of the planet, were to gain a common understanding of what is really happening, we would decide that we don’t approve, we would agree on exactly why we don’t approve and we would likely agree on what we wish to see happen instead. Those that control our world know this so they ensure that no common understanding is reached; they need the confusion. In fact, they create the confusion.

They do this because should enough people truly understand the reality of what is happening on this planet a critical mass might be reached such that collectively we decide that we will no longer tolerate the world being the way it is and, more importantly, we would have a common direction to get out of the mess.

In order to ensure that we do not develop this common direction the controllers, or as Douglas Reed called them, the Managers, continuously ensure that we are in a state of confusion. The pre-requisite to achieving this confusion is that we be kept in a state of constant mutual fear wherein we see “others” as threatening to us whether to our property, our social status, our position at work, our position in our community, our economic position and even to our very survival.

Our societies have been engineered so that the wealthy fear the poor, the middle class fear the unionized workers, one race fears another, one religious creed fears another, and so on and so on almost ad infinitum. We compete rather than cooperate and we fear and hate rather than loving and empathizing. All our religions, all our political parties, all our beliefs have been engineered to keep us in a constant state of fear. Every society reflects in the fear of its people the inequalities and injustice of its social structure and the political and social agendas of its ruling elite.

For most people in the so called “free” countries of the western world our fear is typically of each other and of foreigners, whether immigrant or “terrorist”, but this has been changing as we have become increasingly aware of the awesome power of the state as it manifests its brutality against our protests, as it whittles away our “freedoms” and commits our nations to criminal and immoral wars and theft. In order to amass greater power for itself the state has manipulated people’s fears under the guise of the “war-on-terror”, the “war-on-drugs”, immigration and economic insecurity. Overlaying the fear is a constant barrage of conflicting information, misinformation and disinformation constructed so as to ensure that no clear picture of reality can be discerned. In a nutshell, the state has used the technique of mass Transmarginal Inhibition to render the bulk of people passive, apathetic, submissive and confused.

People who are perpetually confused are impotent and incapable of coherent collective action. The tactic has always been to divide and conquer.

There is a struggle taking place which will determine the future of this planet and the people on it. Arrayed against normal people is a pathological system dominated by psychopaths of all races, creeds and colours. These psychopaths have no purpose that normal people can properly comprehend, for their purpose is power; power for its own sake. They seek no strategic political or economic goal, there is no specific land they covet or a level of wealth which they seek, for there is not enough land nor enough wealth to satisfy them. Neither is there a limit to the suffering they will cause for they seem to revel in bloodbaths, in torture and starvation. They seek infinite control, no bargain nor parlay can assuage them, there is no treaty that can halt their rapacious advance nor law that can limit them.

All the institutions of our world, our governments, corporations and religions reflect the pathology of the psychopath. We have grown up and bring our children up in a world dominated by this pathology and these beings.

Yet the psychopath has a fundamental weakness, like any stalking predator in the wild that depends on concealment to eat: they have an overwhelming fear of exposure. It is this innate fear of exposure that dominates much of what they do and explains the immense fear and confusion that we are kept in. The fear and confusion of the world is the deliberate ploy of the psychopaths to avoid discovery.

We cannot fight the psychopaths and the diseased system they have created with weapons of war for they control the greatest war machines the world has ever known; we cannot succeed by any means other than through a simple and all powerful revolution, a revolution of truth. For truth reveals the lie and the psychopath withers in the light of truth.

The truth, as famously stated by St Paul, will also set us free. It will set us free from fear and confusion, because the truth has no political, religious or any other affiliation, it stands on its own. But finding the truth is no easy task, for it remains hidden behind veil after veil. Our task therefore is to strip away every veil without pity; especially without pity for ourselves and the warm fuzzy religious and philosophical lies we have used as wool over our eyes.

We will discover horrors about the world and about ourselves that will challenge everything we have taken for granted but if we do not have the courage to face these horrors, these truths about ourselves and our world, we will lose, and the world will sink into darkness, a darkness from which it may never recover. Psychopaths have dominated the world for millennia, but now they have the power to destroy this world and no capacity to understand what that really means. As Andrew M. Lobaczewski put it in Political Ponerology, “Germs are not aware that they will be burned alive or buried deep in the ground along with the human body whose death they are causing.”

When we strip away the lies, the system we find ourselves captive in does not resemble the world in which we thought we lived. All the boundaries and defining features of the world that we are conditioned to believe in are false illusions simply created as the framework for control. For those who truly run the world there are no boundaries, for them there are no nation states, no laws, no morals; there is just power.

Money and the economy are mere tools for the attaining of power so that everything we observe in the field of economics and money is simply part of the perpetual garnering of power. Yet we have to understand that the system, the Matrix, is not something that we will one day suddenly find and be able to point to and say “see, there it is”, for it surrounds us; all we see are at best mere reflections of what is happening at levels which we cannot penetrate.

With this in mind, let us return to the matter of confusion. It seems to us that the immense confusion surrounding the economic crisis is a key to perceiving the Matrix. It seems to us that those that run the world, the Managers, are relying on this confusion to ensure that we take a particular path which is to their advantage. We think that the path they are sending us down is one of near total economic collapse resulting in the breakdown of the existing social order and the imposition of overt military dictatorship. That is the obvious end result of what they are doing and thus is their intent.

This is precisely the scenario envisaged in a monograph from the Strategic Studies Institute in a November 2008 entitled “Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development,” in which it is stated:-

Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security. Deliberate employment of weapons of mass destruction or other catastrophic capabilities, unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters are all paths to disruptive domestic shock.

It is also the reason that in the UK the Metropolitan Police have begun a propaganda war against the people of the UK when they had the Guardian newspaper report

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Superintendent David Hartshorn, who heads the Metropolitan police’s public order branch, told the Guardian that middle-class individuals who would never have considered joining demonstrations may now seek to vent their anger through protests this year.

He said that banks, particularly those that still pay large bonuses despite receiving billions in taxpayer money, had become “viable targets”. So too had the headquarters of multinational companies and other financial institutions in the City which are being blamed for the financial crisis.

Hartshorn, who receives regular intelligence briefings on potential causes of civil unrest, said the mood at some demonstrations had changed recently, with activists increasingly “intent on coming on to the streets to create public disorder”.

The warning comes in the wake of often violent protests against the handling of the economy across Europe. In recent weeks Greek farmers have blocked roads over falling agricultural prices, a million workers in France joined demonstrations to demand greater protection for jobs and wages and Icelandic demonstrators have clashed with police in Reykjavik.

In the UK hundreds of oil refinery workers mounted wildcat strikes last month over the use of foreign workers.

Intelligence reports suggest that “known activists” are also returning to the streets, and police claim they will foment unrest. “Those people would be good at motivating people, but they haven’t had the ‘footsoldiers’ to actually carry out [protests],” Hartshorn said. “Obviously the downturn in the economy, unemployment, repossessions, changes that. Suddenly there is the opportunity for people to mass protest.”

It is obvious that in the US and the UK those that control the military, police and intelligence apparatus are seeking widespread conflict. They are simply preparing the popular mind for the violence that they themselves plan to unleash upon us. This violence will be used to justify dictatorship, civil repression, mass arrests and incarceration without trial.

Douglas Reed, in From Smoke to Smother (1948) foresaw this exact scenario when he wrote of the World Dictatorship that he saw arising under the guise of the United Nations implemented through ‘emergency powers’, ‘labour direction’ and ‘bread rationing’.

We have the ‘emergency powers’ in place now: the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act etc in the US, the Terrorism Acts in the UK (to name but a few). Soon we will have ‘labour direction’ as the economy crumbles in ruins and labouring for the state or via the state for the global corporations will become a necessity in the face of starvation. In due course, with the breakdown in global trade and social structure there will no doubt be ‘bread rationing’ of some sort. Whether it will truly be rationing or rather the simple expedient of starvation of those that do not bow down before the might of the US and Israeli empire.

Yet we now see that the United Nations may have been a foil all along. For 50 years, Christian fundamentalists and conspiracy theorists in the US and elsewhere, have been ranting about the New World Order under the United Nations while the US was portrayed as the bastion of freedom and the only power that can stand against the UN and the World. This has rendered those who see a great deal incapable of seeing where the real danger lies.

Even Douglas Reed saw the United Nations as the supra-national body to impose the first World Dictatorship and how wrong was he when one looks at the invasion of Iraq based on wholly imaginary weapons, the bullying of Iran for being in the way of the global hegemony of the US and Israel while the barefaced genocide perpetrated by Israel goes unremarked let alone addressed by an impotent United Nations?

So too will we be faced with one or more supra-national bodies based, as the United Nations was, on the justification of “never again”. This time the “never again” is economic but will become military on the heels of social unrest and state violence . The same lies will be trotted out to justify these institutions now as in the 1940′s and yet again these will be foils behind which the real rulers of the world, the US and Israel, will hide.

The Managers have engineered this crisis, its form, scope and magnitude such that there is nothing that our governments could do, within the constraints imposed upon them, even if they had the vision and understanding to comprehend the trap we are all in.

The banking crisis has been expertly engineered through the transformation of banking into a high risk greed driven casino supported by the manipulated absence of regulation and excess of money supply. The nature of the banking system is such that it would inevitably lead to the debt driven asset price bubble that has made prisoners of debt out of millions and slaves out of billions. Years of banking merger upon banking merger resulted in a small number of banks coming to dominate the globe with the inevitable result that the very existence of the entire system now rests upon their shoulders.

Yet these banks were deliberately allowed to be run in a cavalier and immoral fashion with precious little proper oversight. Similarly, the world has become dominated by a small number of global corporations that control our access to energy, food, and the other essentials, and non-essentials, of life. Our political systems have become hostage to the interests of these banking and corporate empires, our governments so dominated by them that the US government has been referred to as “Government Sachs”, a reference to the number of positions in the US government held by Goldman Sachs people.

Our national governments are now simply puppets of the banks and corporations that dominate the globe who are in turn the puppets of the hidden Managers, their rule imposed through military might and the police state.

This was all a trap, designed to lead to exactly this situation from which there is no apparent escape. Our political leaders, our civil servants, our leading bankers and corporate managers are all the products of a system that has provided them with a framework of reality which is false, limited and engineered such that the psychopathic rise to the top and the non-psychopathic become so hopelessly infected that they might as well be psychopathic. Their beliefs about the world are so diseased that they justify to themselves the rape and destruction of entire peoples and nations and will justify to themselves the repression and destruction of their own people. Yet it is to these people that we are told we must defer in leading us out of the mess that they have created.

The vast majority of these people did not consciously create this mess, they simply participated in its creation because that is how they are, it reflects their nature, they can be and could do nothing else.

But behind them lie those who are very conscious of the actions they take and who have a very clear and specific agenda. The way these Managers work is simple, they understand the nature of psychopaths, for that is their nature, and the weaknesses of normal people and they play them. They establish environments in which psychopaths will flourish and in which the weaknesses of normal people such as greed and avarice will become dominant. The free market capitalist system is just such an environment; an environment easily manipulated by the Managers to create whatever result they wish.

The result they desired and have crystalised is the collapse of the system in exactly the manner we see; the inevitable scrambling by their minions for ‘solutions’, which are themselves part of the plan, including the setting up of the simultaneous pillaging of national treasuries across the globe in a manner designed to extract maximum wealth, exponentially increase debt and create figures of hatred, in the banks and bankers, for the masses to direct their anger at.

Each piece on the chessboard is there for a reason. The political leaders have been chosen for their traits whether it is Obama’s apparent charisma in contrast to Bush, Brown’s surliness or Sarkozy’s limitless arrogance. The banks have been set up to fail and then seek public money to the inevitable disgust and anger of the masses. The war machines have been battle hardened, the military and police personnel conditioned in the “war-on-terror, there’s a terrorist in every person” mentality, the people bred fearful and confused. The mass of people have been reduced to an ignorant and confused rabble, easily directed, manipulated into violence or submission exactly as they Managers wish. At no time can the Managers be identified for they are never on the chessboard.

For many the idea that our entire world is a giant chessboard is too much. These people fall back on the illusions of the Matrix always seeking a more comfortable, a more reassuring explanation. As Douglas Reed said, “Men are quick to tremble before imaginary dangers and slow to see the real ones”.

We are being driven towards economic apocalypse, societal collapse and totalitarian dictatorship; it is as simple as that. Denial makes victims, facing reality makes the people of the future.

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Time to leave the police state this is America?

Wendy McElroy
WendyMcElroy.com
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 18:09 UTC

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Some time between 9/11 and now America became a police state. I cannot pinpoint the tipping point because the last several years are a blur of laws and policies that were passed so quickly and in such volume that no one could track them, let alone provide analysis. Even lawmakers didn’t read what they were passing. Moreover, I am not sure how to define “a police state” as opposed to a quasi one…so pinpointing is a term of accuracy that doesn’t apply. But, like pornography, I know a police state when I see it and I see everytime I glance State-side. And the collapse of the American dollar has not even occurred yet. When that happens — and it will be as swift as the mortage collapse — the fear and panic generated could well allow/encourage the establishment of one of the worst totalitarian states the world has seen in a developed nation.

People who value their freedom and safety should leave…if possible. Having said this, I cannot fault those who stay to be near family and friends or a business that took a decade to establish. Nor can I blame anyone who says “Hell, no!” and draws a line against surrendering their freedom on the soil of their birth. Hell, I have all those urges warring within me. But I don’t think it is wise to heed them. I think it is wise to GET OUT and fight for freedom from comparative safety. Get your assets out, get your family out, get your body out of the reach of the United States government.

To repeat: the US is now a police state in which the slightest infraction against authority is a criminal offense. And by ‘infraction I do not mean violence against person or property; I mean speaking back to or ignoring an agent of the state, including the lowly agency of a high school math teacher. (See earlier blogpost “Disobeying is a Criminal Act”.)

At the end of the 2-3 hours of daily news surfing, I am heartsick and/or numb. I do not search for stories about government’s growth and abuse — I skim for ifeminist topics — but there are so many of them as to be avoidable. Here are just two items I tripped over this morning.

Item #1.

John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute offers an analysis entitled “Nationalizing the cars and bikes of rock collectors – Pending Omnibus land bill’s forfeiture provision has broad reach.” Berlau writes in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which passed the Senate (S. 22) in January and is up for a vote in the House as early as this Wednesday, a “forfeiture” provision would let the government confiscate “all vehicles and equipment of any person” who disturbs a rock or a bone from federal land that meets the bill’s broad definition of “paleontological resource.” The seizures could take place even before a person and even if the person didn’t know they were taking or digging up a “paleontological resource.” And the bill specifically allows the “transfer of seized resources” to “federal or non-federal” institutions, giving the government and some private actors great incentive to egg on the takings.

Tracie Bennitt, president of the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, states that the bill’s language is so vague and the penalties so severe that well-meaning scientists could end up in jail. That’s one of the possible penalties: 5 years in jail. Indeed, Sec. 6306 (b) of the Act states that “a person may not make or submit any false record, account, or label for, or any false identification of, any paleontological resource excavated or removed from Federal land.” I daresay that most museums with a collection of any size has labeling errors from time to time. The “false” label would be a matter of little import if the Act did not state 6306 (b) that a false labeller “shall be fined in accordance with title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.” In other words, even mislabelling a fossil could result in a two year sentence.

Item #2.

This article from KMOV4 in St. Louis, “Mo. lawmakers support bill allowing classroom spankings.” The Missouri House has passed a bill that approves the spanking of children as long as 2 adults are present. Although it is a criminal offense for parents to beat a child, as long as a teacher has another adult for company, he or she can legally beat that same child. And, in case the assaulting teacher breaks a child’s bones or otherwise causes extreme harm, the Bill also immunizes teachers from lawsuits. So…why do 2 adults have to be present, you ask? In order to prevent spankings that are sexually motivated. So…this is the class lesson for today: violence is good but sex is bad. Oh, and the teacher your friend. The measure was approved by a 160-0 vote and now proceeds to the Senate.

What disheartens me the most is the lack of opposition to such measures. Indeed, people seem to cheer on even the most vicious penalties and laws in much the same way ancient Romans must have cheered the throwing of innocents to lions. These are the crazy years (as Heinlein would have said) and the best thing you can do is get out of the way of Leviathan. Get the hell out of Dodge…that is, of America.

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Updated 3/2/09: Video – Running Out Of Days

Great video from the band, Three Doors Down, which I think is relevant to what we’re all experiencing.

Lyrics:

“Running Out Of Days”

There’s too much work and I’m spent
There’s too much pressure and I’m bent
I got no time to move ahead
Have you heard one thing that I’ve said

And all these little things in life they all create this haze
There’s too many things to get done, and I’m running out of days

And I can’t last here for so long
I feel this current it’s so strong
It gets me further down the line
It gets me closer to the light

And all these little things in life they all create this haze
There’s too many things to get done, and I’m running out of days

All these little things in life they all create this haze
There’s too many things to get done, and I’m running out of days

Will all these little things in life they all create this haze
And now I’m running out of time I can’t see through this haze
My friend tell me why it has to be this way
There’s too many things to get done, and I’m running out of days

[Thanks to Iceblue_14@hotmail.com for these lyrics]
[Thanks to carrot316@hotmail.com, cheerios5303@yahoo.com for correcting these lyrics]

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Infowars, Rense and others targeted by Obamafascists

Rense.com Among Others Targeted By Obamafascists

From Vote Ron Paul
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009
Subject: Inside the Mind of Satan’s Army
Today we came upon the most frightening website we have ever seen. This website is fueled by people who praise communism, bigotry and hatred towards our God given rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
We encourage you to read the posts that are proudly displayed on this site, then Get Involved!
http://www.theobamaforum.com/showthread.php?t=1808&page=1
“You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” – John 8:32
In Liberty,
-VoteRonPaul.com
http://www.VoteRonPaul.com
FROM THE WEBSITE MENTIONED IN RON PAUL :
http://www.theobamaforum.com/showthread.php?t=1808&page=1
“We must make the internet more “Obama” friendly, there are a whole bunch of conservatard sites that criticize our president. I have been assured by Sec of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano that she will take steps to make the internet more friendly but she needs sites that should be banned. Websites that must be banned! “
http://ronpaulforums.com
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://wikipedia.org
http://jbs.org
http://mises.org/
http://www.lp.org/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.dailypaul.com/
http://www.infowars.com
http://infowars.net/
http://www.prisonplanet.com/
http://www.prisonplanet.tv/
http://www.cato.org/
http://www.rebuildtheparty.com/
http://www.rense.com
http://www.projectcamelot.com
http://www.informationliberation.com
Once we compile our list and submit it to the ADL, how long before we can expect some results? The government should censor the entire Internet. Only information constructive to the cause of the people and progress should be permitted.
__________________
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. ~ Stalin

From the Jeff Rense website

Soros confirms Lindsey Williams assertion: Oil is a Weapon

Kurt Nimmo

http://infowars.com

February 20, 2009

Part One

If you scrub the above YouTube video to 3 minutes, 45 seconds, you will hear the globalist George Soros at the elite confab last month in Davos, Switzerland, admit that the price of oil is being used as a weapon against the enemies of the prevailing world order, i.e, the New World Order. Soros pegs these enemies as Venezuela, Iran, and Russia.

Chavez, declares Soros, his days are numbered.

In Iran, the price of oil will lead to the defeat Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and bring in a more reasonable regime, that is to say a regime that takes orders from the global elite.

In the case of Russia, Soros is worried. He believes the falling price of oil and the resulting social and political chaos in that country will prompt Putin and the Russian leadership into some foreign adventure to divert attention, possibly in Ukraine or elsewhere in the neighborhood.

Soros confirms in spades the prediction of Lindsey Williams, who told Alex Jones on several occasions that the global elite have planned to drastically reduce the price of oil in order to take out the oil-producing states and also foment a world-wide economic depression. America will see a financial collapse so great that it will take years to come out of it, Williams told Alex Jones on November 21, 2008.

On February 18, Pastor Williams, appearing on Alex Jones TV, updated and added details to his prediction, based on insider information (see Next video).

Listening to George Soros, one might get the idea that the radical drop in the price of oil is simply a result of market dynamics and a coincidental opportunity to deal a crushing blow to enemies of the prevailing world order, when in fact it is a carefully orchestrated event.

George Soros knows this, but he is not about to tell you.

Part Two

Dead Babies and the Death of the American Dream

“Dead babies can take care of themselves. Dead babies can’t take things off the shelves.” — Alice Cooper, “Dead Babies”

For two weeks now I have been spending a lot of time watching dead babies on television.

Dead children, too. And dead women. And dead old men. And dead young men.

And bleeding, maimed, mutilated, screaming people of all ages and both sexes.

Disfigured women lying in pools of blood. Children with part of their faces missing. Crowds of horrified people gathered around, trying to help.

Naturally this has made me angry, and sad. Sometimes I have to turn off the television to pray and meditate to regain my emotional equilibrium.

Horrific as the images have been, none of them really got to me until this morning, when I turned on the TV and saw a very cute, very dead girl-baby lying arms akimbo on the street like a discarded doll, a puddle of blood at her feet about the size of a manhole cover. Her too-perfect features were frozen in what could have been bliss, or terror. I finally broke down and cried. Big shuddering sobs.

You’re not allowed to see what I’ve been watching. The zionist-controlled U.S. corporate media won’t let you. Lucky you.

I’ve been following the carnage in Gaza on Al-Alam, the Iranian Arabic-language satellite channel. (Yes, I speak Arabic; I used to teach it at the University of Wisconsin before I was blacklisted for telling the truth about 9/11.)

What’s going on in Gaza now — what’s been going on in Palestine for 60 years — is genocide. European settlers there have been using mass murder to ethnic-cleanse the indigenous population. Genocide. End of story.

Yes, I know about that bullshit you’ve been reading in the Zionist-controlled corporate and “alternative” media. The genocide perpetrators are supposedly “defending themselves.” Yeah, right. Just like the Nazis had to defend themselves against the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

What’s going on is a war of extermination against the Palestinian population. The Palestinians, who do not wish to be exterminated, are fighting back with every weapon at their disposal. Like rocks. And bottle-rockets. Not much to throw against the latest U.S. taxpayer-supplied Zionist tanks and bombers and helicopter gunships and white phosphorus.

But sometimes courage and morality can triumph over sheer military power. As of this writing, after years of starving the Gazans with a genocidal blockade, followed by two weeks of murderous bombing, the Zionist cowards are still unable to enter Gaza on the ground. They’ve tried several times, and every time, Hamas fighters have sent them scurrying back to the safety. To put it bluntly, David is kicking Goliath’s ass. Just like in Lebanon.

So the Zionists, too cowardly to actually fight, content themselves with raining bombs down on the heads of women and children and old folks. So those of us with access to uncensored media get to see lots of dead babies.

Don’t tell me “oh, they didn’t really want to kill all those babies, that was just collateral damage.” It isn’t polite to say this, because for centuries adherents of the Jewish religion have been slandered as baby killers, but the truth of the matter is, THE ZIONISTS INTENTIONALLY SLAUGHTER PALESTINIAN CHILDREN AS A MATTER OF OFFICIAL POLICY.

Don’t believe me? Chris Hedges, one of our nation’s most respected journalists, wrote in Harper’s magazine (October 2001) that he had been in several war zones, but he had never seen soldiers luring children within range of their guns, then gut-shooting them for sport, until he saw Israeli soldiers doing it in the Occupied Territories. Unfortunately what Hedges witnessed was not anomalous, but part of a larger Israeli policy of targeting children. An article in the British Medical Journal (10/16/04) concluded: “Two thirds of the 621 children (two thirds under 15 years) killed at checkpoints, in the street, on the way to school, in their homes, died from small arms fire, directed in over half of cases to the head, neck and chest-the sniper’s wound. Clearly, soldiers are routinely authorised to shoot to kill children in situations of minimal or no threat.”

Why are the taxpayers of the United States of America handing the Zionist cowards billions of dollars worth of weapons for killing children? Why is the U.S. taxpayer paying for the Palestinian genocide?

Israel is not even a U.S. ally! According to former C.I.A. official Ray McGovern, the U.S. has asked Israel to sign a formal treaty of alliance, but Israel refuses, because it would have to define its borders. Since it is conducting an ever-expanding genocide, in order to steal more and more land, Israel does not want to say where its borders are. So it refuses to be a U.S. ally.

According to reliable estimates, our non-ally Israel has cost the American people more than a trillion dollars, including more than $100 billion in direct aid. And that’s not even counting the war in Iraq, which is a disguised war for Israel. Throw in Iraq, and the Zionists have stolen maybe five trillion dollars from our economy.

What do we get in return? The undying hatred of most of the world’s population, including virtually everybody in virtually every country that supplies our oil. Murderous false-flag attacks, from the Lavon Affair to the U.S.S. Liberty massacre to 9/11. A corporate media whose lies about Palestine expand and expand until pretty soon they’re lying about everything, all the time, 24/7.

And yet U.S. leaders are almost unanimous in cheering for the Zionist genocide. Why?

To hell with political correctness. I’ll give you the straight answer — the answer that I’ve heard from virtually every intellectual I’ve spoken to during my years living outside the USA in places like France, Morocco, and Central America, where free speech still exists: “Because Zionist Jews, and to a lesser extent their Zionist Christian accomplices, control the U.S. media, the Anglo-American financial sector, and almost all American politicians.”

The American dream is dead. The United States of America, like Palestine, is now Israeli-occupied territory. As James Petras told me on my radio show, the U.S.A. needs a national liberation movement to free itself from its Zionist occupiers.

When the chickens come home to roost, and the U.S. economy and the empire it pays for finally crashes for good — bled dry by its Zionist-instigated, Zionist-controlled war on Islam — maybe that national liberation movement will finally arise.

But I’m not sticking around to find out. I’ve had enough of living under Israeli occupation. I will be leaving the former United States of America in the near future, and as long as it remains occupied by the Zionist child-killers, I won’t be coming back.

Posted by Kevin Barrett

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Oops! We overlooked 193,000 square miles of ice

19 Feb 09 – The ice is melting! The ice is melting! . . . Or is it?

In May, 2008, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) predicted that the North Pole would be ice-free during the 2008 melt season because of ‘global warming.’

Today, they admitted that they’ve underreported Arctic ice extent by 193,000 square miles (500,000 square kilometers). They blamed the error on satellite problems and sensor drift.

Daily Arctic sea ice extent map for 15 Feb 2009 showed
areas of open water that should have appeared as sea ice.
Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center

And we’re supposed to trust these people?

193,000 square miles!

That’s the size of Maine, Vermont, Maryland, Massachusetts, New
York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island,
and West Virginia combined! And toss in Washington, D.C. for
good measure.

Let’s watch the newspapers. If a pimple of ice smaller than a city
should break off an ice sheet, they’d holler to the high heavens.
But do you think they’ll report this discovery of ‘lost’ ice the size
of 10 states?

As opposed to the NSIDC information, AMSR-E data – compiled in cooperation with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the Advanced Earth Science and Technology Organization of Japan – shows that sea ice extent in 2009 is running ahead of 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Perhaps the NSIDC’s prediction of an ice-free north pole is premature.

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2009/021809.html
Thanks to Thomas Lovely, D. Wilson and Tom Meyer for this link

See AMSR-E chart here:
http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm

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Sequence of deteriorated Democracies in great civilizations: America is on life-support

The Capital

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FROM THE GUARDIAN OF TRUTH AND FREEDOM

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

The following shows the pattern of how democracies deteriorate.

This astonishing quote, usually attributed to Alexander Tyler (circa late 1700s), pertains to the fall of the Athenian republic but applies to the ailing democracies of this modern age: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the [public treasury].

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the [public treasury], with the result that a democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence:

1. from bondage to spiritual faith, (DONE)

2. from spiritual faith to great courage,(DONE)

3. from courage to liberty, (DONE)

4. from liberty to abundance, (DONE)

5. from abundance to selfishness, (DONE)

6. from selfishness to complacency, (PRETTY MUCH DONE)

7. from complacency to apathy, (GETTING THERE QUICKLY)

8. from apathy to dependency, (SO MANY HERE )

9. from dependency back to bondage.(MAYBE IN MY FUTURE, MOST LIKELY IN THE NEXT GENERATION)

***This came to me in a Yahoo email.

Alan Keyes: Stop Obama or U.S. will cease to exist

Claims ‘communist usurper’ plunges country into chaos


Alan Keyes

Alan Keyes, a 2008 presidential candidate who is also a plaintiff in one of the many lawsuits challenging Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, charged at a pro-life rally that unless Obama’s social and economic policies are stopped, the United States as we know it is over.

Keyes’ comments were part of an interview with a reporter from KHAS-TV at a fundraiser for the AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center in Hastings, Neb.

“Obama is a radical communist, and I think it is becoming clear. That is what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it’s true,” said Keyes, who ran unsuccessfully against Obama for the state’s open Senate seat in 2004. “He is going to destroy this country, and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist.”

Keyes also reasserted his belief that unless the question of Obama’s eligibility to serve as president is answered definitively, America may face the startling crisis of an executive branch run by a “usurper.”

“Is he president of the United States?” Keyes asked the reporter of Obama. “According to the Constitution, in order to be eligible for president you have to be a natural born citizen. He has refused to provide proof.”

Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 240,000 others and sign up now!

“I’m not sure he’s even president of the United States,” Keyes continued, “neither are many of our military people now who are now going to court to ask the question, ‘Do we have to obey a man who is not qualified under the constitution?’ We are in the midst of the greatest crisis this nation has ever seen, and if we don’t stop laughing about it and deal with it, we’re going to find ourselves in the midst of chaos, confusion and civil war.”

Keyes, who stated he refuses even to refer to Obama as president, labeled the man in the Oval Office as “somebody who is kind of an alleged usurper, who is alleged to be someone who is occupying that office without constitutional warrant to do so.”

Video of the interview can be seen below:

Keyes’ comments included harsh criticism of Obama’s policies on immigration, abortion, and the mortgage crisis. He concluded the interview by railing against the president’s push for hundreds of billions of dollars in government economic stimulus spending.

“We are claiming that a bankrupt government can save a bankrupt banking system,” Keyes said. “The fact that we have just elected an individual – who may or may not be qualified – and he presents silly ideas like this and says, ‘Let’s move forward now,’ and we’re all acting like the laws of economics have been repealed and we can actually afford to foot the bill with money nobody’s got, this is insane.

“It’s got to lead to the collapse of our economy,” Keys declared, “and it’s going to.”

WND has reported on multiple legal challenges, including Keyes’ case, that have alleged Obama does not meet the “natural born citizen” clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, which reads, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”

Some claim he was not born in Hawaii, as he insists, but in Kenya. Obama’s American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama’s citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

The Keyes case is being handled largely by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation, but others playing a key role in the legal actions include Orly Taitz of California as well as Philip Berg, both of whom already have had their arguments rejected as not worthy of hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Here is a partial listing and status update for some of the cases over Obama’s eligibility:

  • New Jersey attorney Mario Apuzzo has filed a case on behalf of Charles Kerchner and others alleging Congress didn’t properly ascertain that Obama is qualified to hold the office of president.
  • Philip J. Berg, a Pennsylvania Democrat, demanded that the courts verify Obama’s original birth certificate and other documents proving his American citizenship. Berg’s latest appeal, requesting an injunction to stop the Electoral College from selecting the 44th president, was denied.
  • Leo Donofrio of New Jersey filed a lawsuit claiming Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court but denied a full hearing.
  • Cort Wrotnowski filed suit against Connecticut’s secretary of state, making a similar argument to Donofrio. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court, but was denied a full hearing.
  • Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes headlines a list of people filing a suit in California, in a case handled by the United States Justice Foundation, that asks the secretary of state to refuse to allow the state’s 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office. The case is pending, and lawyers are seeking the public’s support.
  • Chicago attorney Andy Martin sought legal action requiring Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to release Obama’s vital statistics record. The case was dismissed by Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe.
  • Lt. Col. Donald Sullivan sought a temporary restraining order to stop the Electoral College vote in North Carolina until Barack Obama’s eligibility could be confirmed, alleging doubt about Obama’s citizenship. His case was denied.
  • In Ohio, David M. Neal sued to force the secretary of state to request documents from the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic National Committee, the Ohio Democratic Party and Obama to show the presidential candidate was born in Hawaii. The case was denied.
  • In Washington state, Steven Marquis sued the secretary of state seeking a determination on Obama’s citizenship. The case was denied.
  • In Georgia, Rev. Tom Terry asked the state Supreme Court to authenticate Obama’s birth certificate. His request for an injunction against Georgia’s secretary of state was denied by Georgia Superior Court Judge Jerry W. Baxter.
  • California attorney Orly Taitz has brought a case, Lightfoot vs. Bowen, on behalf of Gail Lightfoot, the vice presidential candidate on the ballot with Ron Paul, four electors and two registered voters.

In addition, other cases cited on the RightSideofLife blog as raising questions about Obama’s eligibility include:

  • In Texas, Darrel Hunter vs. Obama later was dismissed.
  • In Ohio, Gordon Stamper vs. U.S. later was dismissed.
  • In Texas, Brockhausen vs. Andrade.
  • In Washington, L. Charles vs. Obama.
  • In Hawaii, Keyes vs. Lingle, dismissed.

WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi had gone to both Kenya and Hawaii prior to the election to investigate issues surrounding Obama’s birth. But his research and discoveries only raised more questions.

The governor’s office in Hawaii said there is a valid certificate but rejected requests for access and left ambiguous its origin: Does the certificate on file with the Department of Health indicate a Hawaii birth or was it generated after the Obama family registered a Kenyan birth in Hawaii, which the state’s procedures allowed at the time?

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NASA’s Fermi telescope sees most extreme gamma-ray blast yet

GRB 080916C's X-ray afterglow appears orange and yellow in this view that merges images from Swift's UltraViolet/Optical and X-ray telescopes.

GRB 080916C's X-ray afterglow appears orange and yellow in this view that merges images from Swift's UltraViolet/Optical and X-ray telescopes.

The first gamma-ray burst to be seen in high-resolution from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is one for the record books. The blast had the greatest total energy, the fastest motions and the highest-energy initial emissions ever seen.

“We were waiting for this one,” said Peter Michelson, the principal investigator on Fermi’s Large Area Telescope at Stanford University. “Burst emissions at these energies are still poorly understood, and Fermi is giving us the tools to understand them.”

Gamma-ray bursts are the universe’s most luminous explosions. Astronomers believe most occur when exotic massive stars run out of nuclear fuel. As a star’s core collapses into a black hole, jets of material — powered by processes not yet fully understood — blast outward at nearly the speed of light. The jets bore all the way through the collapsing star and continue into space, where they interact with gas previously shed by the star and generate bright afterglows that fade with time.

This explosion, designated GRB 080916C, occurred at 7:13 p.m. EDT on Sept. 15, in the constellation Carina. Fermi’s other instrument, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor, simultaneously recorded the event. Together, the two instruments provide a view of the blast’s initial, or prompt, gamma-ray emission from energies between 3,000 to more than 5 billion times that of visible light.

Nearly 32 hours after the blast, Jochen Greiner of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany, led a group that searched for the explosion’s fading afterglow. The team simultaneously captured the field in seven wavelengths using the Gamma-Ray Burst Optical/Near-Infrared Detector, or GROND, on the 2.2-meter telescope at the European Southern Observatory in La Silla, Chile. In certain colors, the brightness of a distant object shows a characteristic drop-off caused by intervening gas clouds. The farther away the object is, the redder the wavelength where this fade-out occurs. This gives astronomers a quick estimate of the object’s distance. The team’s follow-up observations established that the explosion took place 12.2 billion light-years away.

“Already, this was an exciting burst,” said Julie McEnery, a Fermi deputy project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. “But with the GROND team’s distance, it went from exciting to extraordinary.”

With the distance in hand, Fermi team members showed that the blast exceeded the power of approximately 9,000 ordinary supernovae, if the energy was emitted equally in all directions. This is a standard way for astronomers to compare events even though gamma-ray bursts emit most of their energy in tight jets.

Coupled with the Fermi measurements, the distance also helps astronomers determine the slowest speeds possible for material emitting the prompt gamma rays. Within the jet of this burst, gas bullets must have moved at 99.9999 percent the speed of light. This burst’s tremendous power and speed make it the most extreme recorded to date.

One curious aspect of the burst is a five-second delay separating the highest-energy emissions from the lowest. Such a time lag has been seen clearly in only one earlier burst.

“It may mean that the highest-energy emissions are coming from different parts of the jet or created through a different mechanism,” Michelson said.

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The team’s results appear today in the online edition of the journal Science.

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is an astrophysics and particle physics partnership mission, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and important contributions from academic institutions and partners in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the United States.

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Secret plan to lift hunting ban on Whales

Two minke whales are dragged aboard a Japanese whaling ship

Two minke whales are dragged aboard a Japanese whaling ship

Twenty years ago, commercial whaling was outlawed. But hush-hush meetings between officials have paved the way for its return

By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor

Governments are preparing to breach the worldwide whaling ban, legitimising commercial killing of the giant creatures for the first time in more than 20 years.

Key whaling and anti-whaling nations have thrashed out a plan at a series of unpublicised closed-door meetings to allow Japan to kill the leviathans for gain, after outlawing it for two decades. It is to be presented to a special meeting of the official International Whaling Commission (IWC) early next month.

Environmentalists say that the plan amounts to “waving the white flag” to Japan and they fear that it will usher in a new era of legal whaling around the world.

All commercial whaling has been banned since 1986 after the governments who make up the IWC voted by a three-quarters majority for a moratorium on the practice which drove species after species to the brink of extinction.

But Japan has continued to slaughter in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica, by exploiting a loophole in the international law which allows whales to be killed for “scientific” purposes.

Conservationists have harried these annual whale hunts on the high seas with their own ships, but the IWC has been powerless to stop the killing, even though Japan has steadily increased it beyond anything that could be justified for scientific research, and has sold the whale meat for food; this winter it is aiming to catch 935 minke and 50 fin whales.

The international body has remained powerless and deadlocked for decades, and even though both whaling and anti-whaling nations have assiduously recruited other countries to join them, neither side has been able to accumulate enough votes to give it victory under the IWC’s complex decision-making processes.

A year ago, as The Independent on Sunday exclusively reported at the time, the IWC began a series of closed meetings to try to find a compromise.

Since then a working group of 28 nations has met twice – in St Petersburg, Florida, in September and in Cambridge in December – and its leaders have thrashed out a package-deal proposal to put to a meeting of the full commission in Rome in two weeks’ time.

The proposal is so sensitive that the document containing it is officially classified as a “non-paper”, and only two people – the chairmen of the IWC and of the working group – formally take responsibility for it. But sources say it has been thrashed out by Japan and five leading anti-whaling nations, including the United States.

The package would accede to a long-standing Japanese demand by allowing it to hunt minke whales near its coasts for an initial five-year period. It presents two options for dealing with “scientific” whaling – phasing it out over five years or effectively legitimising it – but Japan has already ruled out ending the practice, leaving only legitimisation on the table.

Patrick Ramage, of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, yesterday denounced the plan as “a political fix to give Japan what it wants” and accused conservationist nations of “waving the white flag”.

Mark Simmons, of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, said that the package amounted to a “de facto lifting of the moratorium”. He feared that other nations would seek similar deals, leading to a worldwide revival of legal whaling.

But Alvaro de Soto, a Peruvian diplomat who chairs the working group, called the package “eminently practical”. He added: “If it is followed it will require compromise, possibly painful, by all concerned, which we profoundly hope they will be willing to make.”

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The Hidden Truth about the War on Gaza

Part One

Part Two: A montage I have made from different news sources (news channels, web sites, interviews) summing up all the hate, Terrorism the state of Israel possess inside a corrupted Creed created by Hijacking the religion of Judaism and forming a man-made Religion called Zionism based on Aggression, Brutality and terrorism opposing the basic Teaching in the Torah , And how ugly the Zionist civilians in the state of Israel. if only the Western Media makeup stopped hiding the truth from us. We would have realized ages ago that Israel has no right to Exist in the middle East with such Corrupted Agenda carrying the Venom Zionism into action For over 60 years.

Part Three: Give me a minute to tell you about the truth of what’s Happening !

Here comes the Third Part of the “Hidden Truth” Series, After (The Painful-Truth) followed by (The Zionist) this Video continues to be a montage of various [News Channels, Interviews, News Links and Audios] related to the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict where I try to Expose the lies about terror state Israel which has been always decorated by the western media to justify it’s Brutal, sadistic actions towards the Palestinian People.

Part Four: This Video includes Graphic Content Viewer discretion is advised.
Wake up American, in part 4 of the hidden truth Series, a montage of various [News Channels, Interviews, News Links and Audios] related to the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict where I try to Expose the lies about terror state Israel which has been always decorated by the western media to justify it’s Brutal, sadistic actions towards the Palestinian People.

Part Five: This Video includes Graphic Content Viewer discretion is advised.
Terrorism 101-, is part 5 of the hidden truth Series, a montage of various [News Channels, Interviews, News Links and Audios] related to the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict where I try to Expose the lies about terror state Israel which has been always decorated by the western media to justify it’s Brutal, sadistic actions towards the Palestinian People.

Part Six: Enough Lies, is part 6 of the hidden truth Series,

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Enough Lies discusses the Main lies that are being brought by the tongues of the Israeli spokesmen on the western media regarding Gaza and Hamas.

a montage of various [News Channels, Interviews, News Links and Audios] related to the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict where I try to Expose the lies about terror state Israel which has been always decorated by the western media to justify it’s Brutal, sadistic actions towards the Palestinian People.

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Commentary: Christopher Jon Bjerknes on Democracy and Discrediting Jewish Control

Does Democracy = Liberation?

Does Democracy = Liberation?

Is Democracy a Bad Idea?

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

http://www.jewishracism.com

http://www.jewishracism.blogspot.com

When the Jews attacked the Monarchies, many leaders warned of the faults inherent in a “democracy”. From the Russian Czars, the attack on the concept of “democracy” was then championed by the Fascists, for many of the same reasons proposed by the Monarchists.

These forces argued that “democracies” are a fatally flawed system of government, in that they grant Jews equal rights, which affords the Jews the opportunity to use their stolen money to corrupt the government. Jews, acting together, can subvert the will of the majority, by buying up and otherwise controlling the press, and by placing compromised politicians in power through the use of the Jewish controlled press. These are indeed real problems.

However, no system of government is bullet proof and safeguards must always be put in place and updated to protect society from corrupting forces. Fascist states can also be tools of the Jews. Consider Franco’s Spain, as in Frankist Spain. Fascist states can work against the best interests of the nation. Consider Hitler’s warmongering and the destruction and Balkanization of Germany.

I argue that the Jews have an easier time controlling the will of one man, than they do of controlling the will of an entire People. If we were to remove the Jews from public life, they would have a much more difficult time manipulating the American People, than if we were to fall into a dictatorship even if it removed the Jews, which dictatorship could potentially be easily controlled by the Jews from outside and be from the outset a product of their machinations.

Is the will of the People truly a threat? It can be, but consider the fact that the American People opposed the banker bailout, oppose Obama’s “stimulus package” (knowing where it is directed and the pain and degradation it will cause) and oppose our suicidal immigration practices. If a popular vote were taken, the People would have a far better record on key issues, than do their elected officials.

That said, one man can act immediately and without compromise. Though there is great hazard in placing such power in a single hand, if it is used effectively, it is the most efficient means of governing.

History has revealed to us a cycle whereby powerful men toss out the Jews, or cage them. The Jews then promote revolutions which “democratize” the nation so as to create “tolerance” for a successive Jewish invasion and subversion. The democratized nations succeed because free people are more creative and productive than slaves. The Jews milk this wealth, and replace the democracy with absolute tyranny, often by placing the Jews’ puppets into power on an anti-Jewish platform.

In my opinion, the most productive and healthy society to which we can aspire is a more democratic society in which the Jews exercise no influence. The problem is getting there without tripping over the stumbling stones the Jews are tossing on our path. Constantine donned a bold cross and used his power to much effect to build a lasting Empire. The Jews could then be easily recognized as the threat they were by leveling the charge of Deicide at them.

We can obtain prosperity without surrendering our rights to a dictator, if we can remove the dogmatic, silly, and hostile Jew from public life. We either have to remove the Jews from the press, or make the press of no value to the Jews. We either have to remove the Jews from the educational system, or make the educational system of no value to the Jews. We either have to remove the Jews from government, or make the government of no value to the Jews.

We cannot at this time remove the Jews from the press. We can, however, take away the value of the press for the Jews in several ways. We can discredit the Jewish controlled press. We can provide a counter-press which not only exposes the Jews, but which further explains the benefits of normal and healthy gentile society that serves the best interests of the majority. In our counter-press, we must explain to the audience not only that war and debt are stupid and unnecessary products of Jewish influence, but we must also explain the benefits of debt free currency, Autarky, peace, international stability and profitable trade with needed protections for American labor and markets.

One can readily see that the Middle Eastern press is Jewish controlled by the fact that even those sources which criticize Israel almost never decry the stupidity and needlessness of the hostilities between Muslim nations and sects that the Jews are artificially creating. The Middle Eastern press not only does not condemn the inter-Islamic strife the Jews cause, the Jewish controlled Middle Eastern press instead promotes this very strife. In addition to its failure to condemn the inter-Islamic strife the Jews are manufacturing and in addition to promoting that strife, the Jewish controlled Middle Eastern press fails to ignite the imagination of the Muslim community to the rewards of peace, mutual aid, cooperative trade and unified power that Muslims could exercise for the benefit of mankind.

Our counter-press must not only discredit the Jewish press, we must seduce the public with the facts that we can quickly and greatly improve their lives and the lives of all of humanity. We must not only explain to the public the problems the Jews are causing and how unnecessary are those problems, but we must also explain how we can solve those problems and create a better nation for us all.

Since we cannot at this time remove the Jews from the educational system, we must instead make the educational system of no value to the Jews. We must educate our own and make the products of our educational system superior to those of the Jews. We must give our people a competitive advantage over the Jews and those educated by the Jews. We must provide textbooks which expose and explain the facts of history and of science. It is only by lack of competition, and by forced monopolization that the Jewish system survives. The Jews have sought to drag down the Catholics, but we need not let them destroy us. If we have a natural right to survive the Jewish attack, it will only be because we are strong and willful enough to take our fate into our own hands. If the Jews attempt to shackle those hands, we will have to meet them with force, or perish as cowardly fools.

Since we cannot at this time remove the Jews from government, we must remove the influence of the Jewish controlled government from our lives and substitute our own institutions in parallel to, or in substitute of, the Jewish subverted Government of the United States. We must create our own institutions of assuring the common good, whether or not the POWER PARTY wins offices in the official government. The POWER PARTY must be just what its name signifies, the taking of power by the exercise of power on a personal and on a collective level. There is nothing which prevents us as a political party from performing the functions which can also be performed by a healthy government. We have no power to tax, but we have instead the power to help one another, which the government does not.

I do not think we will have to struggle for long to make manifest our power. I suspect instead that as we begin to organize to take matters into our own hands we will all come to conclude that it will be much easier for us to use the power of the State for the benefit of the American People and that by that time, the American People will be with us and we will have created the fabric with which to clothe Americans in the truth.

Hamas and Hezbullah are powerful because they provide for the needs of the people as the Israelis and their puppets deny those needs. The POWER PARTY will do the same for the American People, and in this way we will quickly win popular support and seize the power of the State.

London Banking Center at Core of Financial Crisis

The Roots of the Banking Crisis


New York’s normally far left Village Voice has published a revealing article, which for the first time here placed the central blame for the current major economic problems in the U.S. on the behavior of several London banks.

The article, “What cooked the world’s economy? It wasn’t your overdue mortgage” focuses on the legendary banking community of the City of London and the very questionable rise of its derivative market along with the classic cooperation by the British government as being the central avenue through which the U.S. and world’s economic system has been seriously damaged.

The City of London is not that ancient city on the Thames River. It is not only separate, it once controlled the whole British Empire. It is generally considered to be a Rothschild entity.

‘ Worst economic collapse ever’

A MUST!!!!

Article continues below this Village Voice article:

What Cooked the World’s Economy?

It’s 2009. You’re laid off, furloughed, foreclosed on, or you know someone who is.You wonder where you’ll fit into the grim new semi-socialistic post-post-industrial economy colloquially known as “this mess.”

You’re astonished and possibly ashamed that mutant financial instruments dreamed up in your great country have spawned worldwide misery. You can’t comprehend, much less trim, the amount of bailout money parachuting into the laps of incompetents, hoarders, and miscreants. It’s been a tough century so far: 9/11, Iraq, and now this. At least we have a bright new president. He’ll give you a job painting a bridge. You may need it to keep body and soul together.

The basic story line so far is that we are all to blame, including homeowners who bit off more than they could chew, lenders who wrote absurd adjustable-rate mortgages, and greedy investment bankers.

Credit derivatives also figure heavily in the plot. Apologists say that these became so complicated that even Wall Street couldn’t understand them and that they created “an unacceptable level of risk.” Then these blowhards tell us that the bailout will pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the credit arteries and save the patient, which is the world’s financial system. It will take time—maybe a year or so—but if everyone hangs in there, we’ll be all right. No structural damage has been done, and all’s well that ends well.

Sorry, but that’s drivel. In fact, what we are living through is the worst financial scandal in history. It dwarfs 1929, Ponzi’s scheme, Teapot Dome, the South Sea Bubble, tulip bulbs, you name it. Bernie Madoff? He’s peanuts.

Credit derivatives—those securities that few have ever seen—are one reason why this crisis is so different from 1929.

Derivatives weren’t initially evil. They began as insurance policies on large loans. A bank that wished to lend money to a big, but shaky, venture, like what Ford or GM have become, could hedge its bet by buying a credit derivative to cover losses if the debtor defaulted. Derivatives weren’t cheap, but in the era of globalization and declining American competitiveness, they were prudent. Interestingly, the company that put the basic hardware and software together for pricing and clearing derivatives was Bloomberg. It was quite expensive for a financial institution—say, a bank—to get a Bloomberg machine and receive the specialized training required to certify analysts who would figure out the terms of the insurance. These Bloomberg terminals, originally called Market Masters, were first installed at Merrill Lynch in the late 1980s.

Subsequently, thousands of units have been placed in trading and financial institutions; they became the cornerstone of Michael Bloomberg’s wealth, marrying his skills as a securities trader and an electrical engineer.

It’s an open question when or if he or his company knew how they would be misused over time to devastate the world’s economy.


Fast-forward to the early years of the Clinton administration. After an initial surge of regulatory behavior in favor of fair markets, especially in antitrust, that sort of behavior was abandoned, and free markets triumphed. The result was a morass of white-collar sociopathy at Archer Daniels Midland, Enron, and WorldCom, and in a host of markets ranging from oil to vitamins.

This was the beginning of the heyday of hedge funds. Unregulated investment houses were originally based on the questionable but legal practice of short-selling—selling a financial instrument you don’t own in hopes of buying it back later at a lower price. That way, you hedge your bets: You cover your investment in a company in case a company’s stock price falls.

But hedge funds later diversified their practices beyond that easy definition. These funds acquired a good deal of popular mystique. They made scads of money. Their notoriously high entry fees—up to 5 percent of the investment, plus as much as 36 percent of profits—served as barriers to all but the richest investors, who gave fortunes to the funds to play with. The funds boasted of having genius analysts and fabulous proprietary algorithms. Few could discern what they really did, but the returns, for those who could buy in, often seemed magical.

But it wasn’t magic. It amounted to the return of the age-old scam called “bucket shops.” Also sometimes known as “boiler rooms,” bucket shops emerged after the Civil War. Usually, they were storefronts where people came to bet on stocks without owning them. Unlike their customers, the shops actually owned blocks of stock. If customers were betting that a stock would go up, the shops would sell it and the price would plunge; if bettors were bearish, the shops would buy. In this way, they cleaned out their customers. Frenetic bucket-shop activity caused the Panic of 1907. By 1909, New York had banned bucket shops, and every other state soon followed.

In the mid-’90s, though, the credit-derivatives industry was hitting its stride and argued vehemently for exclusion from all state and federal anti-bucket-shop regulations. On the side of the industry were Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, and his deputy, Lawrence Summers. Holding the fort for the regulators was Brooksley Born, who headed the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The three financial titans ridiculed the virtually unknown and cloutless, but brilliant and prophetic Born, who warned that unrestricted derivatives trading would “threaten our regulated markets, or indeed, our economy, without any federal agency knowing about it.” Warren Buffett also weighed in against deregulation.

Derivatives, briefly a financial note that hedges a loan’s risk against default, became increasingly popular in recent years driven ,many say, by the sweeping changes brought on by the one world economic globalization movements starting in the mid-1980s to today.

In the mid-1990s, several published accounts show that Congress under the Clinton administration removed almost all effective legal overview on derivative markets, which quickly began providing unprecedented, ultra-huge profits for key figures in the market, many of whom were politically well connected.

While many seasoned financial experts published a mounting list of warnings that the derivatives were as ultra dangerous as they were ultra profitable, few in any position of power showed any inclination to even examine what was occurring.

But besides official noninvolvement being a factor, the article clearly, for the first time, points out that the derivative industry is based in the City of London—long the world’s most important, secretive and officially protected banking compound in the world, located outside of the reach of U.S. regulators.

The British government adopted its classic noninvolvement behavior. The result was that the London derivative market skyrocketed to $100 trillion, many say more, by 2003.

The article quotes sources as placing the current value of the London derivative market at over $600 trillion, which far overshadows the value of all other financial markets. In providing an overview of what has gone wrong the article notes that disgraced mega financier Bernie Madoff, despite the media attention, represents “peanuts” in the current economic disaster. The authors contrasted the losses under Madoff to the huge damage caused by the London banking compound and their U.S. bank partners, always the junior partner, many patriotic figures note, when the City of London is involved.

The Voice followed the derivative money trail till it reached AIG financial products and its chief officer, Joseph Cassano, who openly described the institutions that became involved in the London-controlled derivative world as a “global swath” of hedge funds, investment banks, money managers, high net worth individuals, municipal governments, sovereigns and supra- national business corporations and pension funds.

Many other written accounts have detailed what resulted. With the legendary secrecy the London banks and the British government practice, exact figures are impossible to secure. But knowledgeable observers say that at least half of the major derivative operations, which critics call “bucket shops,” after the crooked storefront stock trading operations of the mid-to-late 1800s, have ceased operations, leaving their major investors, including major pension funds, high and dry.

The Voice article and many other published reports have focused on the financial community and the handling of the taxpayer-funded $700 billion bailout for the U.S., and by proxy, British financial institutions destabilized by chronic mismanagement.

Both the Voice article and many other published accounts to this point have focused on the extensive secrecy which shrouds just what is being done with taxpayer funds in the financial markets.

Also due to public uproar over the secrecy, it became known that the Federal Reserve, which is not a government entity but is privately-owned and controlled, late in 2008 made loans to key banks on a level significantly larger than the congressional bailout. With no public knowledge, the “Fed” lent key banks what is reported to be $1.2 to 1.5 trillion. The Federal Reserve refuses to disclose major details of the emergency aid to major banks, stating that standard Freedom of Information Act disclosure laws do not apply to it.

But while the Village Voice article is the first major establishment publication to openly connect the present crisis to the British banks, a general recognition of the London banking compound as being the world economic power center has been growing through unusual avenues of late.

Jeff Smith is a writer based in New York.

Rothschild Agents Take 10 Key Posts In Administration of Rookie President

OUR GREATEST FOUNDING FATHER and first president, George Washington, probably wouldn’t be ready to celebrate his birthday on Feb. 22 if he were alive today. Having led the 13 colonies to independence from the British Empire in 1783, following the course of a difficult eight-year struggle by those freedom-loving American colonists who followed him, Washington (who lived from 1732 to 1799) would most assuredly be appalled to see that the liberties achieved from the American Revolution are now being flagrantly defied by a number of figures who populate the upper ranks of the administration of Barack Obama.

Six former Rhodes Scholars (educated at Oxford University in Britain) and four others associated with the London School of Economics are serving in key posts in the Obama administration. That’s not good.

Here are 10 of the key “British”—that is, Rothschild —operatives now ensconced in the Obama administration (more can be expected):

Susan Rice—ambassador to the UN; Michael McFaul—head of the Russian desk at the National Security Council; Elena Kagan—solicitor general of the United States; Anne-Marie Slaughter—State Department policy planning staff; Neal S.Wolin—deputy counsel to the president for economic policy; Ezekial Emanuel—senior counselor at the White House Office of Management and Budget on health care policy; Lawrence Summers—head of the National Economic Council; Peter Orszag—director of the Office of Management and Budget; Peter Rouse—senior advisor to the president; Mona Sutphen—deputy chief of the White House staff.

The truth about the Rhodes Scholarships is not known to the average American who is constantly told by the mass media that Rhodes Scholars (such as former President Bill Clinton) are among “the best and the brightest.”

The Rhodes Scholarships—awarded to Americans and students from other former British colonies—are funded by a trust set up by 19th Century British imperial figure Cecil Rhodes, whose intent was to indoctrinate these scholars with the theme that the American colonies should be reunited with the British Empire and that they should work through “public service” to achieve that goal.

But Rhodes wasn’t just some rich madcap dreamer. His ventures were underwritten by the international Rothschild dynasty operating from the financial district in London known as “The City”—the banking center of the Rothschild controlled British empire that also includes the London School of Economics.

So now a clique of internationalists trained in the idea of extinguishing American independence are ensconced in the Obama administration.

And another Rhodes Scholar, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, is widely touted as the great Grand Old Party candidate to “take back the White House” in 2012. Jindal doesn’t offer “change.” He—like the other globalists in the Obama administration—is part of the problem.

All of this is not a “conspiracy theory.” Rather, these facts are well known to those familiar with what the Rhodes scholarships are really about.

By Michael Collins Piper

A journalist specializing in media critique, Michael Collins Piper is the author of The High Priests of War, The New Jerusalem, Dirty Secrets, The Judas Goats, The Golem, Target Traficant and My First Days in the White House All are available from AFP.

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New York Jews show their support for Gaza

I have always maintained on this Blog and elsewhere that there is a difference between Jews and zionists. The following photos are proof of that. Over 1,000 New York Jews demonstrated in front of the Word Zionist Organisation and Jewish Agency against Israel’s policies in Gaza. It was a 24 hour long demonstration (still going on as I write this).

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Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) takes responsibility for the deaths of three daughters by prominent Palestinian doctor

Israeli tanks fired two shells into a Palestinian doctor’s house in Gaza killing three of his daughters—aged 13 to 19—and his niece, 17, wounding another daughter.

Israeli tanks fired two shells into a Palestinian doctor’s house in Gaza killing three of his daughters—aged 13 to 19—and his niece, 17, wounding another daughter. “Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Gazan and a doctor who has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.” A report said. The devastated Palestinian father said: “I hope that my children will be the last price.” The Israeli military called the coldblooded murder “reasonable.”

JERUSALEM (CNN) — The Israeli military took the blame Wednesday for the deaths in Gaza of three daughters of a prominent Palestinian doctor during fighting in mid-January between Israeli troops and Hamas militants, the Israel Defense Forces said.

However, the military said the deaths were unintentional, and came as the Israelis were targeting suspects in the upper level of the doctor’s home which they didn’t know was his.

“Investigations were held on many levels in the IDF, with regards to the incident at the residence of Dr. Az A-Din Abu El-Eish,” the IDF said in a written statement.

“The conclusions found that two shells were fired from an IDF tank, resulting in the deaths of Dr. El-Eish’s three daughters,” the statement says.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz said the doctor’s niece also died, and another daughter, Shadar, 17, was seriously hurt in the shelling.

Haaretz said in its Wednesday issue that the doctor, a father of eight, lost his wife to cancer three months ago.

The doctor told CNN Wednesday: “From the first moment of this crime, I said I know the truth. I want to thank everyone who brought this report and this announcement, and who took responsibility for committing this crime of shelling my house with two shells.

“I want to thank those had the courage and the conscience to say the truth to himself and to the public. This gives hope and optimism for justice in this world.”

He questioned parts of the IDF report. He said his home is located in Jebaliya, northeast of Gaza City, not in the Gaza City neighborhood of Sajaiyeh; there was no firing from his house; and he saw no pamphlets with Israeli warnings to evacuate that the military said it dropped.

The IDF could not be reached for an explanation of the discrepancies from their written statement.

In describing what preceded the deaths, the Israeli statement said a force from the Golani Infantry Brigade had been operating in Sajaiyeh for several days, engaging in combat with Hamas terrorist cells and identifying homes they believed were booby-trapped.

“On that Friday, the force came under sniper and mortar fire in an area laden with explosives and IEDs (improvised explosive devices). The force identified and located the source of fire from a house adjacent to that of the doctor’s, and in response, opened fire.

“During the counter-fire opened by the IDF forces, suspicious figures were identified in the upper level of Dr. Abu El-Eish’s house and were thought to be spotters who directed the Hamas sniper and mortar fire.

“The commander of the force gave the order to open fire on the suspicious figures. It is from this fire that the three daughters of Dr. Az A-Din Abu El-Eish were killed.”

Screams were heard from the direction of the house, and immediately the IDF force ceased fire, the IDF statement says. “Only later was it understood that this was in fact the house of Dr. Abu El-Eish.”

The Israeli troops immediately arranged to have ambulances evacuate the injured through the Erez Crossing for emergency medical treatment in Israel, the IDF says.

According to the IDF, the physician was contacted several days before the incident and urged to evacuate his home, because of Hamas operations and the intense fighting taking place. Israel says it also dropped thousands of leaflets and issued warnings through the Palestinian media.

“The IDF is saddened by the harm caused to the Abu El-Eish family,” the statement says, “but at the same time states that considering the constraints of the battle scene, the amount of threats that endangered the force, and the intensity of fighting in the area, the forces’ action and the decision to fire towards the building were reasonable.”

The results of the probe were approved by Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, chief of the general staff.

When the doctor, whose name can also be written as Ezzeldeen Abu al-Aish, learned about his daughters’ deaths, he called an Israeli news anchor who was a friend, and the anchor broadcast the call live during a prime-time show. The doctor was heard wailing and screaming on the phone.

The doctor is well-known to Israelis — and well-liked, according to CNN’s Nic Robertson.

The 55-year-old gynecologist received his medical degree in Israel, has worked in Israeli hospitals, treating Jews and Arabs, and speaks Hebrew. He has been highly visible because of his willingness to speak with Israeli media from his home in the Gaza City neighborhood of Sajaiya.

One Israeli, who said he heard the doctor speak earlier in the week, wrote on his blog that al-Aish spoke of “nothing but peace.”

“I am sorry for his suffering. Most others offer their condolences, too,” the blogger wrote. “So much Israeli TV avoids the civilian suffering in Gaza for fears much of it is Hamas propaganda. But doctor Abu al-Aish’s plight has cut a penetrating incision into the public conscience here.”

Last month, Israel’s government approved a measure giving legal protection to military officers accused of war crimes during the recent Gaza raid, according to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s office.

Israel launched a 22-day assault on Hamas, the Palestinian movement that controls Gaza, on December 27 to stop rocket attacks on southern Israel. More than 1,300 Palestinians died during the air and ground campaign, and 13 Israelis were killed.

Israel declared a unilateral cease-fire in mid-January, and pulled its troops out by January 21. Despite the agreement, sporadic fighting continues.

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Pledging Allegiance to Discrimination

February 09, 2009
By Nadia W. Awad for MIFTAH

I’m going to risk a limb here and dip my toe into the extremely controversial Israeli ‘loyalty’ debate. This debate heated up when Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman made it one of the major themes for which his party, Israel Beytenu, is campaigning. Translated as ‘Israel Our Homeland’, the party was originally formed by Lieberman as a platform for Russian immigrants. It takes a strong stance against peace negotiations, considers the ‘land for peace’ concept to be immoral and wrong, and aims to reduce the number of Palestinians living in Israel by as many as possible. As part of his Israeli election campaigning, Lieberman is calling for a loyalty test, or pledge of allegiance, for all Israeli citizens, including the Palestinians. You may ask yourself, so what’s the big deal? Don’t most countries require pledges of allegiance? Of course, most countries didn’t begin and maintain an illegal occupation, didn’t create millions of refugees, and don’t treat a large number of their citizens as second class. Lieberman and his supporters argue that they are not asking Palestinian-Israelis to renounce their identity. Instead, they are asking that they recognize and pledge loyalty to Israel as a Jewish state. If they wish to live here as citizens with full rights and benefits, they must contribute to Israel’s success.Of course, your average Palestinian-Israeli, after laughing at the part about full rights and benefits, will argue that to pledge allegiance to the Jewishness of Israel does indeed sacrifice one’s own identity as a Palestinian Muslim or Christian. And look at the term ‘Israeli Arab’, which is widely used in Israeli discourse to refer to Palestinians living in Israel. This term in itself reveals a great deal about the Israeli psyche; for if you were to replace it with the phrase Palestinian-Israeli, you would shock many Israelis, even secular, left-wing ones. Israelis, whether they know it or not, are conditioned to think of the Palestinians amongst them (20 percent of the population) as a people who happen to live on the Israeli side of the border and who are tolerated so long as they submit themselves to the Zionist ideal. Calling them Arabs also strips them of their Palestinian identity, lumping them in with the general Arab population. They are never considered to be what they are – the indigenous population.

Back in December 2006, Palestinian-Israeli leaders published a report called “The Future Vision of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel”, which outlined strategies to be implemented by The National Committee of the Local Arab Authorities in Israel. Why did they feel the need to publish this report? Because,

“Since the Al-Nakba of 1948 (the Palestinian catastrophe), we have been suffering from extreme structural discrimination policies, national oppression, military rule that lasted till 1966, land confiscation policies, unequal budget and resources allocations, rights discrimination, and threats of transfer. The State has also abused and killed its own Arab citizens, as in the Kufr Qassem massacre, on Land Day in 1976 and Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000.”

The report called for a consensual democracy, a system that embodies the presence of two groups, the Jews and the Palestinians, as opposed to a solely Jewish democracy, an oxymoron in itself. While democracy can be defined as the rule of the majority, it more importantly embodies the principles of social equality and respect for the individual within a community.

An Israeli Jew might argue that the Israeli government is representative of its Palestinian population, and there are Palestinian Arab parties which currently hold seven of 120 seats in the Israeli Knesset. However, what is not widely known is that it is normal for some of these parties to be banned by the Central Election Committee during an election year, a ban that is usually then overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court after an appeal. Why go through this rigmarole? It gives parties such as Israel Beytenu the chance to make the point that they believe Palestinian Arab parties who, God forbid, criticize Israel’s discriminative policies, should not be allowed to exist in the Knesset.

Israel is not a normal country to be making what appears to be a normal request. Why should Palestinian-Israelis pledge allegiance to a government that regularly discriminates against them, and includes powerful right-wing parties who consider them to be enemies, or even worse, irrelevant for consideration. Worse still, would you pledge allegiance to a government that often refers to your transfer to another land as a matter of fact rather than a matter of choice? What if that government had just completed a ‘defensive’ killing spree on your fellow people blockaded nearby? Does this test include the Palestinian Bedouins who have no rights and have been forced to exist on arid land in the Negev Desert? Adding insult to injury, what if the one asking you – a member of the indigenous population – to prove your loyalty was himself an immigrant? Yes, Lieberman was actually born in modern-day Moldavia and left there when he was 20 years old.

The fact is that Israel has no right to make such demands until a peaceful resolution is reached between Israelis and Palestinians, and after Palestinian-Israelis have been given the choice (emphasis on the word choice here) to join a Palestinian state or remain where they are. After that, some Palestinian-Israelis might well prefer to remain full citizens of Israel.

Unfortunately, Palestinian-Israelis will have a lot to be concerned about in the future, least of all the possibility of a loyalty test. Lieberman’s party is set to win a large number of Knesset seats, giving it much more influence in the Knesset. It is also liable to be a partner in the governing coalition when it is formed, most likely, by Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party.

Included in the top 10 reasons to vote for Israel Beytenu are ‘greater efforts to entice Jews from all over the world to come to Israel, promoting the Jewish Identity, and increasing the Jewish presence in the Golan and east Jerusalem…’ While some of Lieberman’s policies may never be enforced, such as his plan to carve out areas inside Israel that are highly populated by Palestinian villages (as though they were cancerous bodies), the fact that his influence is increasing suggests something even more worrying. It suggests that Israeli society is becoming more accepting of his ideas – which are discriminatory, racist and extreme to say the least.

Gideon Levy, an Israeli journalist, might be right when he says, “When the intifada of Israel’s Arabs breaks out here [Israel] one day, we will know whom to blame – those who criminally incited against them and, no less, those who turned this incitement into something acceptable and legitimate.”

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Photo of the Day: Schools Re-Open in Gaza

Palestinian students study outside a tent used as makeshift classroom,  in Rafah, south Gaza on January 25, 2009. Their school, destroyed by Israel’s devastating three-week attack on Gaza, reopened in on Saturday. (UPI Photo/Ismael Mohamad). Image may be subject to copyright.

Life goes on in Gaza including study in school.

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‘Apartheid Wall’ Environmental Disaster for Palestine

From 2003, by John Reese

August 21, 2003 the entire commercial area of Nazlat 'Isa was razed to the ground as some 15 bulldozers, accompanied by large numbers of military and border police, destroyed over 100 shops and 5 homes. - PENGON photo

August 21, 2003 the entire commercial area of Nazlat 'Isa was razed to the ground as some 15 bulldozers, accompanied by large numbers of military and border police, destroyed over 100 shops and 5 homes. - PENGON photo

In 1961, the world was transfixed as the Soviet Union enclosed West Berlin, Germany, in the 96-mile, 12-foot-high Berlin Wall. The social implications of the wall had a profound impact on world politics for nearly 30 years.

In 2003, the world remains largely ignorant of the fact that Israel is building a 200-mile, 25-foot-high “Apartheid Wall” around the West Bank of Palestine. Palestinians have named it after the reviled South African term meaning “apartness.” In the northern West Bank, the first phase of the Apartheid Wall is to be approximately 70 miles long and is to include electric fences, a “dead zone,” trenches, cameras, sensors and security patrols, all at a cost of tens of millions of dollars.

The wall will not mark the 1967 border, also known as the “Green Line.”  The first phase will place 45,000 West Bank acres on the Israeli side, approximately, three percent of Palestine’s land mass. The footprint of the wall itself will be enormous, with as much as 8,750 acres completely lost. Construction of the wall will mean the removal of tens of thousands of trees and will effect the hydrology of the watersheds. This will cause changes in water quantity and quality, stream channel morphology and groundwater levels. Surface water flow will be altered, and there will be an increase in erosion and sedimentation.

The impacts on the region’s water supplies around the wall are also of serious concern. The climate of Palestine is semi-arid, and water sources are precious. In villages around Qalqilya and Tulkarm, more than 30 wells will be lost in the first phase of the wall. These wells, located in the western groundwater basin, were drilled prior to the 1967 occupation of Palestine by Israel. As a result, Palestinians will lose nearly 18 percent of their share of the basin’s water.

Construction activities and the long-term presence of a continuous 25-foot-high impervious barrier will cause a decrease in populations of animals and plants. The wall will cause habitat loss from the footprint and construction. As the micro-ecology of the area is impacted, exotic weeds, pests and pathogens will more easily invade and thrive in the disturbed areas. Animal populations will be fragmented and distribution patterns will be altered. The remaining small populations would then be vulnerable to all of the problems associated with rarity: genetic deterioration from inbreeding, random drift in gene frequencies and difficulty recovering from environmental catastrophes. Some species may disappear completely.

In addition to the problems associated with the wall, Israel is responsible for numerous other environmental impacts on Palestine. Israeli settlements annually discharge 224,000 tons of waste into Palestine, often polluting villages, streams and farms. Drinking water is contaminated by broken, but unrepaired, pipelines and sewage. More than 250,000 olive and other fruit trees have been destroyed in the last two years. This is all in addition to the environmental destruction that wars and their associated industries bring — including poisoning from the use of depleted uranium shells to land and property laid waste by fire, bombings and the machines of war. During the 35 years of occupation, Israeli authorities have neglected to consider the management, transfer or disposal of solid waste within Palestine. As a consequence, much land is rendered unfit for either agricultural or domestic use. The Israeli authorities also prevent municipalities from transporting solid waste to dumping sites outside city and village boundaries. Many Palestinian villages and cities have no other choice but to resort to using alternative dumping sites in urban areas where there is no environmental monitoring. In some areas, air pollution has become a problem due to burning garbage.

The Israeli government, military and colonizers — with the assistance of 14 billion dollars of aid from the US government this year alone — steal the Palestinian’s water, destroy their crops and take their land. The US government and the citizens of the US must reassess their stand on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and intervene to stop Israel’s war on the environment and on the civilian population of Palestine. Hopefully, this generation’s Berlin Wall will not stand.

John Reese was recently in Palestine for seven months working with the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestinian Hydrology Group. John is from Seattle, Washington, and has been a peace activist since the Vietnam War, as well as a hydrogeologist and environmental consultant for 20 years. He can be reached at jreese@scn.org.

For more information, visit http://www.palsolidarity.org; http://www.phg.org; http://www.seattlecan.org.

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