Monday, 30 April 2012

Sudan About To To War

There are fears of all-out war as the world's newest nation, South Sudan, prepares for action against its northern neighbour. Less than a year after getting independence from Sudan, South Sudan is now ready to do battle as a state of emergency is declared on the border. Now is the right time to arrest Omar Bashir. If the international community will not do it, we will do it. South Sudan Major General James Gaduel, speaking to Sky News Thousands of troops from the South have dug into defensive positions along the disputed border region, as more soldiers are dispatched to the area. The conflict has arisen out of a contest for oil riches and disputed territory, and comes just days after South Sudanese troops withdrew from Sudan's largest oil field, at Heglig. It gained independence last year and there were hopes that the two countries would remain at peace. But the South Sudanese troops, who were once answerable to Sudan President Omar Bashir, have now turned their fury towards the Khartoum regime in the North. South Sudan troops dig in near the disputed border with Sudan South Sudan soldiers dig in near the border with Sudan "We will fight because no one has the right to take our land from us," one South Sudanese soldier told Sky News. On the other side, Mr Bashir has cranked up the rhetoric and said his aim was to "liberate" the people in the South. He described the former rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement government in the southern capital Juba as "insects" that needed to be eliminated. Witnesses reported bombing raids against southern forces after they took the Heglig oil field, and against the South Sudanese town of Bentui. Soldiers training Soldiers train in Sudan's Nuba Mountains Major General James Gaduel told Sky News: "Now is the right time to arrest Omar Bashir. If the international community will not do it, we will do it." The newly formed southern forces have inferior military capabilities to the North and struggle to protect the disputed border, which exceeds 1,300 miles. The South Sudanese military, which is also responsible for an area the size as Texas, is sending more weapons to the area by transport aircraft and troops by lorries. Meanwhile, UK consular staff confirmed that officials are "urgently investigating the arrest of a British national in Sudan" and had requested access to the man. Sky News visited the Bentui state hospital, around 50 miles inside the border, where injured troops and civilian victims of air raids on the town have received rudimentary treatment. "Let us leave this war, let us forget what has happened, and let us go to negotiations and not to war again," a doctor at the hospital said. Soldiers in Heglig Sudanese soldiers walk in the oil town of Heglig Tens of thousands of refugees have now gathered in camps in South Sudan after being forced out of their villages by the fighting, with hundreds more making the trek every day. South Sudan's embassy estimates 350,000 ethnic Southerners remain in the North after an April 8 deadline for them to either formalise their status or leave Sudan. The World Food Programme has designated the situation a Level Three emergency, giving it the highest priority for deliveries to help starving civilians before seasonal rains make the dirt roads impassable. :: The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, had earlier made an appeal for more than $145m (£90m) from donors to help stockpile food and house displaced people before the rainy season. There are fears of all-out war as the world's newest nation, South Sudan, prepares for action against its northern neighbour.
Less than a year after getting independence from Sudan, South Sudan is now ready to do battle as a state of emergency is declared on the border.
Thousands of troops from the South have dug into defensive positions along the disputed border region, as more soldiers are dispatched to the area.
The conflict has arisen out of a contest for oil riches and disputed territory, and comes just days after South Sudanese troops withdrew from Sudan's largest oil field, at Heglig.
It gained independence last year and there were hopes that the two countries would remain at peace.
But the South Sudanese troops, who were once answerable to Sudan President Omar Bashir, have now turned their fury towards the Khartoum regime in the North.
"We will fight because no one has the right to take our land from us," one South Sudanese soldier told Sky News.
On the other side, Mr Bashir has cranked up the rhetoric and said his aim was to "liberate" the people in the South.
He described the former rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement government in the southern capital Juba as "insects" that needed to be eliminated.
Witnesses reported bombing raids against southern forces after they took the Heglig oil field, and against the South Sudanese town of Bentui. Major General James Gaduel told Sky News: "Now is the right time to arrest Omar Bashir. If the international community will not do it, we will do it."
The newly formed southern forces have inferior military capabilities to the North and struggle to protect the disputed border, which exceeds 1,300 miles.
The South Sudanese military, which is also responsible for an area the size as Texas, is sending more weapons to the area by transport aircraft and troops by lorries.
Meanwhile, UK consular staff confirmed that officials are "urgently investigating the arrest of a British national in Sudan" and had requested access to the man.
Sky News visited the Bentui state hospital, around 50 miles inside the border, where injured troops and civilian victims of air raids on the town have received rudimentary treatment.
"Let us leave this war, let us forget what has happened, and let us go to negotiations and not to war again," a doctor at the hospital said. Soldiers in Heglig Sudanese soldiers walk in the oil town of Heglig Tens of thousands of refugees have now gathered in camps in South Sudan after being forced out of their villages by the fighting, with hundreds more making the trek every day. South Sudan's embassy estimates 350,000 ethnic Southerners remain in the North after an April 8 deadline for them to either formalise their status or leave Sudan. The World Food Programme has designated the situation a Level Three emergency, giving it the highest priority for deliveries to help starving civilians before seasonal rains make the dirt roads impassable. :: The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, had earlier made an appeal for more than $145m (£90m) from donors to help stockpile food and house displaced people before the rainy season. Add to Technorati Favorites

Liberalism Bites Itself

Modern youth have been raised to be cynical and contemptuous of everything - reap what you sow. “You embarrassed the Jewish people and the Holocaust,” actor Oded Leopold said from the stage of the Cameri Theater last Thursday, lashing out at hundreds of high school students after they repeatedly disrupted a play dealing with the Holocaust on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The students’ behavior, news of which only hit the Israeli media on Monday, prompted an intensive bout of national radio debate and soul-searching about indiscipline, educational failures, poor parenting and lost values among Israeli youth.
During the play “Ghetto,” which portrays the life of Jews in the Vilna Ghetto in the early 1940s at Tel Aviv’s Cameri Theatre, students in the audience made fun of the actors and shouted offensive remarks toward the stage. Some laughed and cried out encouragement during scenes depicting Jews being killed by Nazis, and when a kapo beat a Jew. Calls of “hit him harder” and “well done” were heard from the audience.
When the two-hour play ended, Leopold, who played the kapo, silenced the post-performance applause and addressed the audience. “I hope what goes on in your heart is different from what came out of your mouths,” Leopold said. “It was disgraceful behavior, embarrassing yourselves most of all. You also embarrassed the Jewish people and the Holocaust,” he said.
Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar on Monday condemned the students’ behavior, calling it “a disgrace that pains the heart.”
Students from four different high schools were in attendance — two from Rishon Lezion, one from Tel Aviv and one from Ramle.
Most of the actors cried when the play was over, Leopold told Maariv. “We cried because we were frustrated and offended.” When acting out scenes from the ghetto, you are “very vulnerable,” he said.
Avi Kalma, director of the Cameri’s educational department, told Maariv that it was normal for students to disrupt plays from time to time, but what happened on Thursday was different. “You would think it was a comedy” based on the students’ reactions, he said, noting that thousands of students saw the play that week and only this group acted in such a manner.
Some of the actors, including Natan Datner and Rami Baruch, said the educational staff “didn’t lift a finger” to try to stop the catcalls. You expect students to know who’s good and who’s bad, “but they didn’t,” said Baruch.
But Rinat Meron, a teacher from Rishon Lezion, wrote a letter condemning Leopold’s castigation. The actor’s reaction was extreme, she wrote to the theater’s management. “Reactions from students are not in any way a disgrace to the Jewish people.”
Other educators from the schools involved did not defend the students’ behavior.
“Four of my students were removed by the teachers from the play,” Hili Tropper, principal of Branko Weiss High School in Ramle, told Army Radio. One of the teachers is the daughter of survivors, he said. “There was a very harsh talk with everyone immediately following the event,” Tropper added, adding that there was still work to be done in addressing the episode.
The play “Ghetto,” written by Joshua Sobol, has been performed across the globe, including New York and London, winning many awards. It premiered in Hebrew in 1984 and in English in 1989. Add to Technorati Favorites

Saturday, 28 April 2012


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Idiot Lefty Of The Week Award

Idiot fucking lefty award of the week goes too ......
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War With Iran Almost Ready

America's most sophisticated stealth jet fighters have been quietly deployed to an allied base less than 200 miles from Iran's mainland, according to an industry report, but the Air Force adamantly denied the jets' presence is a threat to the Middle East nation.
Multiple stealth F-22 Raptors, which have never been combat-tested, are in hangars at the United Arab Emirates' Al Dafra Air Base, just a short hop over the Persian Gulf from Iran's southern border, the trade publication Aviation Week reported.
Air Force spokesperson Lt. Col. John Dorrian would not confirm the exact location of the F-22s, but told ABC News they had been deployed to a base in Southwest Asia -- a region that includes the UAE. Dorrian also stressed that the F-22s were simply taking part in a scheduled deployment and are "not a threat to Iran."
"This is a very normal deployment to strengthen military relationships, promote sovereign and regional security, improve combined tactical air operations and enhance interoperability of forces," Dorrian said.
The F-22 has only been in the UAE once before for training missions in 2009 with "coalition partners."
Dorrian declined to say what the Raptors' mission was in the region this time around or how many planes had been deployed, citing operational security. However, Dorrian said that because of the F-22's next-generation capabilities, any number of planes deployed to the region is "significant."
Though the F-22 has been officially combat operational since December 2005, no planes from the Air Force fleet -- which are made by defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin and cost an estimated $79 billion -- have seen combat. The plane was not used in Iraq, Afghanistan or in the U.S.-led no-fly mission over Libya. The Air Force has said the sophisticated jets simply haven't been needed yet.
But Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin's vice president for the F-22 program, told ABC News last year that the plane was "absolutely" suited for taking on more sophisticated adversaries and could be used in deep penetration strike missions in well-defended combat zones inside places like North Korea or Iran.
The new deployment comes in the midst of the Air Forces' continuing battle with a rare but sustained oxygen problem plaguing the F-22. Since 2008, nearly two dozen pilots have reported experiencing "hypoxia-like symptoms" in mid-air. The problem got so bad that the Air Force grounded the planes for nearly five months last year in hopes of fixing the problem but never could.
The service also does not know what caused the malfunction that cut off F-22 pilot Capt. Jeff Haney's oxygen shortly before he fatally crashed during a training mission in Alaska in 2010.
But despite the ongoing issues, the Air Force says the F-22 is ready for war, should it be called.
"If our nation needs a capability to enter contested air space, to deal with air forces that are trying to deny our forces the ability to maneuver without prejudice on the ground, it will be the F-22 that takes on that mission," Air Force Maj. Gen. Noel Jones, Director of Operational Capability Requirements, said at a special briefing at the Pentagon in March. "It can do that right now and is able to do that without hesitation."
The Al Dafra base is approximately 800 miles from the Iranian capital of Tehran, well within the range of the F-22, which can "supercruise" at one and a half times the speed of sound. Add to Technorati Favorites

The Lie Machines

We are trapped between the Corporate Media and the State Media - both of whom pollute our society with their propaganda.
We need a Free Press to counter balance the bullshit machines of the media.
The fact that the masses are brain dead media conditioned zombies means the Corporate Media decide who gets elected, hence why Blair, Brown and Cameron whores themselves and their parties to Murdoch - whilst the State Media pumps out liberal multi-cultural propaganda to mind warp the masses to be liberal drones.
Trapped between the scylla of the state media and the charybdis of the corporate media - the individual is denuded of their free will and their capacity for free thought and mentally enslaved. Add to Technorati Favorites

The Right Rising Follow the link above for excellent videos and article. Add to Technorati Favorites

Leftys Panic The far right is on the rise, in Europe as in the US. We don't need Marine Le Pen's surprise vote of 18 per cent in the first round of the French presidentials to tell us that. What it does tell us, however, and what has been so little understood so far, is the extent to which the far right has become part of the mainstream of politics, changing itself from the neo-fascist beliefs it espoused in the past to something much more moderated in its language as in its policies.
This is more than just a matter of presentation. Marine Le Pen has not just dropped some of the more outrageous positions of her father on Nazism and Jews. His daughter has worked hard to produce a less divisive and more nationalistic approach. She wants to stop immigration, of course, but her most aggressive stance is against Europe, finance and all the other "foreign" factors bringing the country down.
The same could be said of the far-right parties in the Netherlands, Central Europe and even in the Latin countries.
It's easy to put this down to the impact of the recession on working-class politics. And, of course, the impact of growing joblessness and the expenditure cuts has been severe on those worst hit by them. As the victims have now widened to include pensioners and savers caught out by low interest rates, as well as the young leaving school unable to find a job, there has been no shortage of voters flowing to the extremes of both right and left.
But the steady growth of the far right has been going on for much longer than that and can't just be put down to economic deprivation. Resentment against immigration remains a central factor but it goes further to cover a far more general, and less class-based, sense that a way of life is being imperilled by globalisation. Dr Matt Goodwin, of Nottingham University, has called it a "cultural nationalism" that takes in the veil and EU rules on cheese as much as it does racial hatred.
Traditional parties have found it very difficult to combat this trend – far more difficult indeed than beating back overtly racist extremism, not least because the language of the right is the populist language of the outsider which plays directly to the growing sense of disenchantment with traditional politics and parties.
President Sarkozy might try to tack to the right in order to gain Le Pen voters. He already is. But talking even tougher on immigration doesn't meet the anti-European, anti-finance rhetoric of Le Pen, not when you have made a claim of leading Europe through a close alliance with Germany (although, in some of his recent remarks, he has distanced himself from his partnership with Chancellor Merkel). If the far right has a hate figure, it is as much Sarkozy as the socialist leader, François Hollande. There's no guarantee that the votes will flood over to the incumbent President in the next round just because he's on the right.
It's too soon to write Sarkozy off. He may yet pull through because of Hollande's lack of charisma, and because of fears of a market reaction to the election of a left-wing president committed to revising the fiscal compact signed by the eurozone leaders earlier this year.
Even if there is a change in government, as most commentators in France seem to expect, the politics and even fiscal policy probably won't alter that much. The names will change but not the system.
But then that will only work to the hard right's advantage. Le Pen's great selling point, as with her fellow nationalists across Europe, is that the old politics is failing the country. The worst thing about the vote she scored last weekend was that the traditional parties seem so unable to provide an answer to it.
Hypocrisy at The Hague
Looking at that hard, ruthless face, it is difficult not to join the general cheer being raised at the conviction of Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, for aiding and abetting war crimes in neighbouring Sierra Leone. Hard not to think, too, that this, the first conviction by an international court of an ex-head of state, will have the effect of striking fear in the hearts of other leaders guilty of war crimes.
That's the intention , at any rate. But it's not yet how the rest of the world necessarily sees it. Taylor's trial still has the smack of white man's justice to it – and not a little hypocrisy.
Taylor has been condemned for stoking up a rebellion in another country with appalling consequences for its civilian population. But what else was the West doing when it armed the Taliban to fight the Russians in Afghanistan, and how else would you describe the calls to send arms to the insurgents in Syria, however noble their cause?
Taylor's defence was right on one point. He wouldn't be there if his machinations had suited our purposes. Add to Technorati Favorites

Homosexual Intolerance

Scottish police forces have been told not to accept a gift of free Bibles from the Gideons because the book “condemns homosexuality”.
The Bibles have been offered to Scottish police forces featuring each force’s badge.
But the Gay Police Association (GPA) is against the move, and has issued a statement demanding that the forces refuse to be involved.
In the past, the GPA has been in trouble with the authorities for making untruthful and misleading claims involving the Bible.
In 2006 the group was reprimanded for producing an ad featuring the Bible next to a pool of blood with the headline “in the name of the father”.
The ad blamed religion, focusing in particular on Christianity, for violent attacks against homosexuals.
But the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the ad was untrue, indecent and unsubstantiated. Guide
Trade union UNISON has joined with the GPA in opposing the offer of free Bibles for Scottish police forces.
Gideons say they want to offer Scottish police the Bibles as a “valuable guide to life”.
The group said they “can be offered to all members of the individual force, both serving police officers and civilian staff”. ‘Concern’
But the GPA said in a statement: “Members of the GPA have contacted us expressing concern that their Force is officially endorsing a religious book containing text which condemns homosexuality.”
It added: “The GPA does not feel that a public service, such as the police, should be seen to be endorsing, by their active involvement, any particular religion over and above any other religion or non-religion.”
The GPA said if the Bibles were to be offered, “surely this can be done without the actual involvement of the police force concerned”.
UNISON commented: “It is not the role of a Police Force either to provide official endorsement of any religion or foist religious views on its staff.”
The trade union added that it hoped police forces in Scotland would “reject” the offer. Add to Technorati Favorites

RIP Jonathan Bowden

Sad news that another Nationalist has died. Jonathan Bowden was one of the best speakers of his generation. A true nationalist and patriot. R.I.P. Add to Technorati Favorites

Red Thugs Alert

Please help identify these red thugs - lets get the reds off the streets ; Add to Technorati Favorites

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The NWI And The Death Of Britain
Remember the days when one used to be proud of simply being British and equally as proud of those very famous, world-renowned British companies that earned this country so much respect overseas?
Neo Liberalism has infected almost every walk of life in this country and gained tremendous strength since the “Iron Lady” – Maggie Thatcher took over the reins of Britain back in 1979.
We have, since those early days, seen this country and its once proud industries become fragmented and sold off to the European Union or some other overseas entity which is clearly a New World Order brain child!!
We all watched Zionist backed organisations descend over this country, like a huge grey cloud and watched them rain down, flood and destroy the pride of British industry!
Who are they, where did they come from and how did it happen?
I guess World War Two has to be the turning point when these Zionist regrouped to form their own elite group that would become the foundation of the term Neo Liberalism and the birth of the New World Order.
It became evident to them that someone could make big money by the privatisation of national industries, especially in areas such as water, gas and electricity etc. One can clearly see that they have come a long way since those early days resulting in extremely high cost that has now caused so much suffering to the aged and poor of this world. I guess it’s only a matter of time before they tax you for breathing oxygen!!
I believe that the birth of the New World Order started around 1947 when a Friedrich Hayek formed an elite group called The Mont Pelerin Society that consisted of widely scattered neoliberal thinkers and political figures. The Society see the danger in the expansion of government, not least in state welfare and in the power of trade unions!!
Hayek realised that the only way he could force change was to form and intensive discussion group of like minded intellectuals into a “World Central Planning Group.” The group would meet annually and consisted of a kind of “Who’s Who” in US and European society. The first meeting consisted of mainly Americans but within 10 years would see the control being handed over to Europeans, which it does to this day.
It was during their first meeting when Hayek realised that this group could in actual fact change the policy around the world. Two very influential men were also at that meeting, Henry Simmons who trained Milton Friedman (future President of the Society) and Sir John Clapham a senior official at the Bank of England who also so happened to have been the past President of the British Royal Society
If one links such a group with the Bilderberg Group one can see a similar trend in their practices and no doubt with the same goal to create a “One World Government.”
Neo Liberalism started to kick of in a big way from the 1970s onwards as it spread across the world. I guess the term “Globalization” is very much part of their thinking and has consequently increased the level of poverty in all four corners of the globe……I found one term used some years ago was to “Make Poverty History”……..this from my perspective was an absolute joke and I found it extremely offensive because it was the introduction of Neo Liberalism and Globalization that accelerated poverty and remains so to this day.
With the arrival of Maggie Thatcher in 1979 this country started to be not only taken apart but also introduced massive fraud as the new elite found ways of ripping off the system.
It was in my birthplace, the City of Derby, which became the backbone, for not only the birth of the Industrial Revolution but also a city of technological excellence. However, with the arrival of the “Iron Lady” we were to see the progressive demise of this once proud city.
We saw the privatization of British Rail which by 1994 was handed over to Railtrack. Overtime we saw the Railway Technology Centre fall by the wayside and the only real activity that still exists is that of Bombardier, a Canadian company.. Many railway contracts have since gone to Europe leaving little work locally.
The collapse of British industry continued as we saw other cities such as Coventry fall by the wayside with the collapse of Land Rover and MG and many other traditional British companies fall into the hands of Europe or as in this case China.
Then we have the question of regional airports and regional airlines and how control of these has now gone offshore or have been taken over by European based consortiums.
Many regional airports were once controlled by local councils that surround them and were clearly being run like a national based entity. However, since we joined the European Union we have seen control of these airports and many airlines fall in the hands of other EU companies. The biggest issue being that tenders for contracts now have to be issued to the EU and not to British Companies and likewise the sale of airports or airlines.
I would ask the question why monopolies are allowed to be formed when the very principal of monopolies is highly illegal in that it takes away fair competition with the spin off being the public have to pay more as they no longer have the choice!!
We saw the change of airport ownership pass from regional councils to such companies as the British Airport Authority (BAA) which was far from being British.
BAA is owned by a consortium led by Grupo Ferrovial, a Spanish firm specialising in infrastructure. The group became one of the world’s largest transport companies and controlled many of our major airports and was clearly in breach of monopoly regulations.
We saw many top British Airlines loose their national identity when they were taken over or became involved with other EU airlines i.e. BMI taken over by Lufthansa and BA joining forces with yet another Spanish company, Iberia and now owned by IAG.
IAG has taken over BMI which will now close down…..don’t you find it strange that it was BA who sold many of it’s Middle East aircraft and routes to BMI (Lufthansa) and who now have purchased BMI……..are we seeing the emergence of a “One World or One EU Airline”
Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines clearly knows what is going on and continues to fight the politics of “Thatcherism” under the leadership of David Cameron who is clearly a “New World Order Puppet” as is Nick Clegg and the Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband all of whom swear their allegiance to the Zionist cause!!#
On the topic of airports we now see BAA (Spanish) selling off some of its regional airport, such as Edinburgh, which has now been purchased by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) an American company with strong ties with Credit Suisse Bank ….they also own London Gatwick via Ivy Bidco.
Maybe by now you are starting to see how the New World Order is able to break down any countries industrial base and almost force mergers or joint ventures that have only one purpose… put all their “Golden Nest Eggs” into one basket.
One the banking side we again saw the intentional collapse of Abbey National (who had branches in every city in the UK) who were then taken over (on the cheap) by Santander the Spanish banking giant who now, very conveniently, have their name plastered on all the old Abbey National Banks in every city.
Before closing this article I would like to express my concerns regarding the only major industry left here in Derby, that being Rolls Royce, who, as you all know, design and manufactures both civil and military jet engines/turbines.
There orders have now gone through the roof and so one would ask the question that if your orders are about to double would you not expand your existing business to cope with the upsurge or build a suitable large facility to cope with demand?
In this case our corrupt and fraudulent government has allowed 50% of this expanded business/ production (of Trent series engine)” to be produced in Singapore…… which obviously has a sinister political overtone!!
They say that Singapore has the space for a purpose built facility for such expansion and that it has nothing to do with a cheaper work force ……..oh really!!!……so what about keeping British Technology in this country and using British Technicians?……what about Rolls Royce taking over any of the now redundant RAF bases and building a purpose built factory in this country…….boy oh boy one can sense a rather bad smell coming from our current “Thatcherite Government” that is destroying this country!!
I should add that another explanation offered is that they need to produce one Trent engine per day or around a minimum of 250 per annum and that the Government of Singapore and the Singapore Educational Department can offer them the skilled workforce required for such an expansion……this will employ around 1,000 highly skilled workers!! Welll Mr. Cameron we already have that skilled workforce in Derby and a local Technical College that RR supports as a pool for its future workforce!!!
With David Cameron at the helm of this country and with Ed Miliband sitting on the side lines what chance do we Brits have in getting this country back to being simply British?
What chance do we have at restoring the high tech companies that once formed the backbone of this country?
What chance do we have at saving the sovereignty of this country?
The answer my friends is “NO CHANCE”!!
This country has now been consumed by the European Union which is controlled by the New World Order. Our military has now diminished into a force that could barely defend itself and is thus totally dependant on the NWO military – NATO!!#
Now our wonderful Prime Minister, David Cameron or the other NWO puppet Ed Milliband will destroy the United Kingdom and its sovereignty by allowing the Scots, Irish, Welsh and English to break away and become fragmented before handing the entire country over to the “United States of Europe”.
Having just celebrated Shakespeare’s Birthday and St Georges day I found it to be a dismal event watched by only a handful of people here in Derby…….historically the entire Market Place was adorned with medieval tents, knights in shining armour on horseback and everything that was typically English…….on Sunday I saw a pathetic turnout of a small group of actors with the St Georges cross being laid upon a camouflaged background and not the standard red cross on a white background………..a bit of humour with a sword fight and the slaying of the dragon……and the only true English group being the Morris Dancers..
For the second year the whole of the Market Place was taken over by a massive circus type tent being used by the Shemales from Thailand…….such is the ethical and moral demise of this city and this country.
Doesn’t it make you feel so proud to be British and to see our puppet leaders “F… Up” this country of ours!!
Well Mr. Fraudulent Cameron, Tory Party/Lib Dems, New Labour (under their Zionist leader Ed Miliband) your combined ignorance is personified by your lack of interest in stamping out the massive fraud and corruption that many of you are involved in.
My next article will open up another “Hornets Nest” that is indirectly linked with David Cameron’s massive fraud known as the “Big Society Capital” except I would go a step further by saying this goes into the top of “Very High Society Capital” with Royal connections!!!
It will make the Prince of Wales flinch and add new meaning to that famous Welsh song: We’ll keep a welcome in the hillside We’ll keep a welcome in the Vales This land you knew will still be singing When you come home again to Wales
Believe me this will be the scoop or all scoops!! Add to Technorati Favorites

History and Memory
History is lived forwards but read backwards. We all know this, but often find it easy or convenient to forget. Criticism of Gunter Grass’s poem about Israel makes the point. There were good reasons to criticise the poem’s argument – that Israel as a nuclear power is the chief danger to peace in the Middle East. Yet what the critics preferred to dwell on was Grass’s service as a 17-year-old boy in the Waffen SS, evidence surely that he has always been at heart a Nazi. The fact that he had concealed this for more than 60 years, till he admitted it in his memoir “Peeling the Onion”, was held to aggravate the offence. That he was conscripted was generally ignored. If not ignored, then mention was made of his previous service as a Luftwaffe auxiliary, and of his attempt to volunteer for the Navy as a submariner. Looking at Nazi Germany from our perspective, it is easy – and comfortable – to be shocked. ----------------
But now is not then. Circumstances alter cases; life in Britain, indeed Europe, today is very different from life in the Third Reich. So one should try to see things as they appeared to a teenager in Danzig who, as a member of the Hitler Youth, had been, as he admits in his memoir, “a Young Nazi … a believer to the end”, one who saw his “Fatherland threatened, surrounded by enemies.” Wouldn’t it have been more remarkable if he had thought otherwise? He was a lower-middle-class boy in Danzig, reared on Nazi propaganda, even though he had heard his gentle and loving shopkeeper mother express reservations about the Führer – she preferred Rudolf Hess – and say she couldn’t understand “why they’ve got it in for the Jews. We used to have a haberdashery sales rep by the name of Zuckermann. As nice as could be and always gave a discount.” -----------------------
Maternal doubts couldn’t compete with the newsreels. The young Grass was “a pushover for the prettified black-and-white ‘truth’ they served up" – just as British boys of his age were for our version of "truth" served up by the BBC and British Movietone News. --------------------
In these newsreels Grass “would see Germany surrounded by enemies, valiantly fighting what had been defensive battles abroad – on Russia’s endless steppes, in the burning sands of the Libyan Desert, along the protective Atlantic Wall, at the bottom of the sea – and on the home front I would see women turning out grenades, men assembling tanks, a bulwark against the Red Tide. The German folk in a life-and-death struggle; Fortress Europe standing up to Anglo-American imperialism at great cost…” and every day, the long casualty lists. -----------------------
How could he not believe that it was his duty to take part in that “life-and-death” struggle – just as, for instance, the somewhat older man who would become the most effective denunciator of Stalinism and the Gulag fought bravely and enthusiastically in the Red Army as it laid waste East Prussia and Poland? So Solzhenitsyn must be forgiven, Grass condemned? ------------------------
There was one boy who gave him pause, or, more exactly, whose memory came to disturb him and cause him to reflect. He was one of the Labour Service unit to which Grass was assigned between his time as a Luftwaffe auxiliary and his conscription into the Waffen SS. He was a beautiful blond youth – the very image of Aryan perfection – who might have modelled for any Nazi poster. He was also intelligent, industrious, helpful to his colleagues and dutiful. There was only one thing wrong with him. He wouldn’t have anything to do with guns. When one was put in his hands, he let it drop. “We don’t do that,” he said, time and again. He was punished of course. To no avail: “we don’t do that”. Then the other members of the troop were punished, on his account. No good: “we don’t do that.” So, resentful and angry, they took it out on him. They beat him; one boy pissed on his bed, But still, “we don’t do that,” he said, refusing the gun. Eventually he was taken away. Someone said he was a “Jehovah’s Witness” – whatever that was. They had no doubt as to his destination. -------------------------------
A nasty story. “Typical young Nazi thugs,” may be your response to the way Grass and his mates treated the boy they had come to call ”Wedontdothat”. But I wonder: might he not have been given as hard a time by his mates in a British barracks? How would a boy who proclaimed himself a pacifist and conscientious objector have been treated in one of our tougher public schools at any stage of the war? -------------------
Grass himself was “if not glad, at least relieved” when the boy disappeared.“The storm of doubts about everything I had had rock-solid faith in died down, and the resulting calm in my head prevented any other thought from taking wing; mindlessness had filled the space. I was pleased with myself and sated.” -------------------------------
Years later he took “Wedontdothat” as the model for a character in his novella “Cat and Mouse” – “marvellous, offbeat character – fatherless altar boy, student, master diver, Knight’s Cross recipient, and deserter…” – and had him drop his weapon “slowly, deliberately, the better to ingrain it in our memory.” ----------------------------------
Then came Grass’s attachment as a Panzer gunner in a unit of the Waffen SS. He can remember neither shock nor horror: “I did not find the double rune on the collar repellent.” Instead he “probably viewed the Waffen SS as an elite unit that was sent into action whenever a breach in the front line had to be stopped”. -----------------------------------
Appalling? Yes, if you read history backwards. But at the time, this was surely a natural response. It would have been natural to feel pride – no matter how that pride was mixed with fear. The Fatherland in danger? Wasn’t assignment to a crack unit even something to be welcomed? ------------------------------------
Of course it didn’t turn out like that. This was the winter of 1944. Everything was beginning to fall apart. “Soon I witnessed an event that should have made the downfall of the German Reich evident – the organised chaos of defeat moving slowly, then with dispatch, and finally at breakneck speed…” But they went on fighting, even when there was no hope of victory, little even of survival. They went on fighting because there seemed to be no alternative – on what was left of the Eastern Front anyway. -----------------------------------
Terrible months for everyone, but he came through eventually to be compelled to accept that “I had been incorporated into a system that had planned, organised, and carried out the extermination of millions of people. Even if I could not be accused of active complicity” – in that extermination – “there remains to this day a residue that is all too commonly called joint responsibility … What I accepted with the stupid pride of youth “ – his membership of the Waffen SS – “I wanted to conceal after the war out of a recurrent sense of shame. “ ---------------------------------- It’s easy to blame his membership of the Waffen SS, easy so long as you refuse to try to imagine yourself as a German boy in 1944; easy also to condemn his decades of silence on the subject, if you make no effort to understand the depth of the shame he felt.
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Jasper The Twat

Mr Jasper, an equal rights campaigner and activist, said that while black Britons may hold prejudiced views, they should not be described as racist. The 53 year-old was forced to resign as senior policy adviser on equalities to Mr Livingstone, who was then mayor of London, in March 2008 over allegations of cronyism. Leaked emails showed that he had exchanged highly flirtatious messages with a married mother of three, whose projects received £100,000 from City Hall on his recommendation. In one email, he told the woman that he wanted to “whisk her away to a deserted beach and honey-glaze her”. Mr Jasper, who is now the chairman of the campaign group Black Activists Rising Against Cuts, took to Twitter yesterday to complain about the number of black youths being jailed. Using the hashtag “sackboris2012”, Mr Jasper asked: “Which mayor has seen the number of black youth going to jail in London increase by 100 per cent during his term?” His comment prompted a bitter war of words on Twitter between him and Ahzaz Chowdhury, a former adviser to the Conservatives in Tower Hamlets, east London. Mr Jasper went on to say: “Institutional racism in the criminal justice means black citizens face discrimination.” Related Articles Local elections 2012: Three main parties braced for setbacks 21 Apr 2012 Ken Livingstone admits using private healthcare 19 Apr 2012 He accused Mr Chowdhury of being “an apologist for the racism of the Tory party”. He said: “It’s you and the Tory party whose policies have seen levels of resurgent racism not seen since the war. Black people can’t be racist”. Mr Chowdhury asked: “So you yourself could never be a racist?” Mr Jasper answered: “Why is it African activists like me seem to attract public political criticism from Asian men? Don’t see Africans attacking Asian activists? You’re confused about the political reality and power dynamics of racism. “No black person in the UK can be racist. Racism is prejudice plus power. Black people can be prejudiced but not racist.” Mr Chowdhury later branded Mr Jasper’s views “vile”. Mr Jasper has been outspoken in blaming the Government’s “economic violence” and failure to help underprivileged youths for last summer’s London riots. Add to Technorati Favorites

It Aint Arf Gone Down The Memory Hole

It Ain't Half Hot Mum will never be screened again as BBC deem it too racist for modern society It attracted audiences of around 15 million at its peak, but it controversially made jokes about the cultural differences between the Indian, Burmese and Japanese. It was put on a short list by the BBC as a TV show that could be possibly be repeated as a rerun, but it has since been removed. A TV source told the Daily Express: 'The word has gone out the series of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum will never be shown in the future on the channel. 'The censors feel the undertone of racism and catty remarks about different races and religions has no place on BBC channels.' They added: 'When the series was aired in the Seventies it was a different time, and the notions and sympathies of modern cultural Britain were a long way away.' The show was written and created by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, the people behind Dad's Army, and 'Allo 'Allo! It was set in British India and was about the adventures of a Royal Artillery Concert Party. The show courted controversy in its heyday for having Rangi Ram, an Indian character, played by a white actor, Michael Bates. Co-writer Jimmy Perry said, last year: 'It’s without doubt the funniest series David Croft and I wrote. It’s also the show we’re not allowed to talk about.' Offensive: Michael Bates, right caused controversy for being a white actor playing the role of Indian-born Rangi Ram Add to Technorati Favorites

The Internet Police State

We must be allowed to spy on Facebook and Twitter', says former Whitehall intelligence chief Sir David Omand says monitoring of social media must be put on proper legal footing Existing laws regulating interception of communications by police and intelligence agencies need overhaul Public need to be confident they are not being abused By Phil Vinter PUBLISHED: 09:49, 24 April 2012 | UPDATED: 11:26, 24 April 2012 Comments (124) Share Social media should be monitored by police and security services, a former intelligence chief has said, to prevent paedophiles and terrorists from communicating unhindered. Sir David Omand, former Permanent Secretary and Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator in the Cabinet Office, says criminals are increasingly making use of online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook to communicate. He added that those responsible for protecting society need to use the technology to keep suspects under surveillance. Challenge: Sir David Omand said that without the monitoring and collection of social media intelligence websites could become ¿secret spaces¿ where those carrying out illegal activities could communicate unhindered Challenge: Sir David Omand says that without the monitoring and collection of social media intelligence the sites could become 'secret spaces' where those carrying out illegal activities could communicate unhindered He said that without the monitoring and collection of social media intelligence, known as Socmint, websites could become ‘secret spaces’ where those carrying out illegal activities could communicate freely. However, the former Whitehall Intelligence officer made it clear that an individual’s account should only be ‘hacked’ into under certain circumstances. More... Google says parents are to blame if children view porn: Online giant attacks call for legal curbs Help us spy on Twitter: FBI asks companies to develop software for monitoring social media to predict crimes Don't be a Facebook spy! Bosses warned about snooping on staff via social networks The soon to be published Communications Capabilities Development Programme is expected to force internet service providers to store details of when and where emails are sent and by whom. Mr Omand wants a Green Paper to be published on monitoring social media sites and for private industry to link up with the Government to develop analytical tools to monitor developments. There have been reports to suggest that Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden are using social media to communicate with one another and Mr Omand said that in such circumstances the authorities need to be able to gain access to private accounts. Monitoring: Sir David Omand said criminals are increasingly making use of online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook to communicate Monitoring: Mr Omand said criminals are increasingly making use of online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook to communicate He added: ‘I don’t know anybody who thinks that it should be ring-fenced and allowed to become a secret space.’ A new report by the think-tank Demos indicates that Twitter and Facebook accounts could be legally accessed by using the Regulatory and Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA). The act states that warrants are not necessary for ‘directed surveillance’ of a suspect – for example when monitoring a person’s movements – and that the principle could be extended to the internet where investigators were using publicly available information. However, the former director of GCHQ said it was essential that monitoring was put on a legal footing so that where individuals have put up privacy settings on their social network accounts any monitoring which involves the interception of communications should require a warrant. Networking: Mr Omand wants a Green Paper to be published on monitoring social media sites and for private industry to link up with the the public sector to develop analytical surveillance tools Networking: Mr Omand wants a Green Paper to be published on monitoring social media sites and for private industry to link up with the public sector to develop analytical surveillance tools The report states: ‘Democratic legitimacy demands that where new methods of intelligence gathering and use are to be introduced, they should be on a firm legal basis and rest on parliamentary and public understanding of what is involved, even if the operational details of the sources and methods used must sometimes remain secret. ‘People now share vastly more personal information about themselves, their friends and their networks in new a varied ways: what is ‘public’ and what is ‘private’ is not always obvious and differs greatly across social media platforms and even within social media platforms.’ The report’s publication comes against the background of intense controversy over the Government’s plans to extend the monitoring of all texts, telephone calls, emails and internet traffic in the UK. Sir David said that proper regulation was essential to ensure public trust in the system. ‘The problem with social media is that it doesn’t really fit the 19th and 20th century structures we have for how you go about regulating these matters,’ he said. ‘After Iraq, we must be sure that if people are engaged in this kind of monitoring, they are doing it for the reasons set out in the authorisation (and that) it has not been politicised.’ A Home Office spokesman said communications data has played a role in every major security service counter-terrorism operation over the past decade and in 95 per cent of all serious organised crime investigations. However, Google says that when it comes to accessing pornography online laws will not protect children - only parents can keep their children safe from such adult material. Read more: Add to Technorati Favorites
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Monday, 23 April 2012

Skynet Begins

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Greek Bartering

Greece continues along a path toward self-sufficiency that could very well see them break free from their debt servitude.

In the wake of their pillaging by international financiers, Greeks who have realized that protesting is likely to bring little relief have begun to implement barter systems to meet their local community needs. Through a combination of decentralization from the Euro, free markets, local cooperation, and the creation of a new currency based on productivity, markets like the one below in Volos are leading the charge to a restoration of the principles that build truly sustainable economies.

This is an encouraging sign, and one that is replicating throughout austerity-ridden economies the world over. International currencies are increasingly being rejected in the face of reduced living standards through inflation and outright theft by global banksters.

Americans would do well to learn from the truly revolutionary actions taken by individuals in deliberately collapsed countries, because if global (mis)managers have their way, a similar scenario is guaranteed to unfold in the United States.

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Nuke Disaster

hirteen months have passed since the Fukushima reactors exploded, and a U.S. Senator finally got off his ass and went to Japan to see what is going on over there.

What he saw was horrific.

And now he is saying that we are in big trouble.

See the letter he sent to U.S. Ambassador to Japan Ichiro Fujisaki, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and NRC’s Chairman Gregory Jaczko here.

But what is so ironic about this is that we have been in this heap of trouble since March of 2011. March 17th, to be exact, when the plume of radioactive materials began bombarding the west coast of California.

And Oregon. And Washington. And British Columbia. And later Maine, Europe, and everywhere in between.

Independent researchers, nuke experts, and scientists, from oceanography to entomology and everywhere in between, having been trying to sound the alarm ever since.

The scientists most upset are those who have studied the effects of radiation on health. I’ll say it again, so its really clear: we are in big trouble.

The most preliminary reports of soil contamination are starting to come in from the USGS, who has seemed reluctant to share this information. Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon, and Boulder, Colorado, so far have the highest radioactive particle contamination out of the entire US.

That being said, every single city tested across the country showed contamination from Fukushima. What is even more alarming, however, about the numbers coming in, is that they are from samples taken April 5th, of last year.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has only recently confirmed that there were three meltdowns, and they have been ongoing, unabated, for thirteen months, and no effort has been made to contain them.

Technology has to be developed/invented to deal with the melted out corium under the reactors. Until then, they will keep doing what they have been doing.

TEPCO just keeps dumping water on them, after which they let it pour into the ocean, and steam up through the ground, every second of every day. The jet stream, and a highly dynamic portion of our atmosphere called the troposphere, have been swirling around massive amounts of radioactive particles and settling them out, mostly in rain, over the entire northern hemisphere, especially the west coast of North America, from Alaska down to Baja and even further.

Iodine, cesium, strontium, plutonium, uranium, and a host of other fission products have been coming directly from Japan to the west coast for thirteen months.

Maybe you have heard about sick seals, polar bears, tainted fish, mutations in dandelions and fruits and vegetables, possibly even animals already, and seaweed. In fact the kelp from Corona del Mar contained 40,000,000 bcq/kg of radioactive iodine, as reported in Scientific American several weeks ago.

If you don’t know your becquerels, its a lot. That’s what your pacific fish feed on. And that was only ONE isotope reported. There were up to 1600 different isotopes that have been floating around in our air, pouring out of the reactors, and steaming out of the ground, every second of every day, for 13 months.

And there has been silence from our mainstream media, for which the depths of depravity are so severe I will devote an entire article just to the “why” at a future time.

But back to the research: reports in the past week indicate the pollen in southern California is radioactive now too, and it is flying around, and if you live there and go outside, you are breathing it in. And so are your children.

Along with fission products blowing over from Japan. And radiation in your drinking water. And in your rain. And in the fish you are eating. And your vegetables. And the milk supply. And its happening every second, of every day. For 13 months. Are you starting to see a problem here?

Problem is, that’s not even the biggest problem. The biggest problem is what Senator Wyden is all bent out of shape about, even though independent researchers and nuke experts have been warning about this for a year.

And that is that the Reactor #4 building is on the verge of collapsing. Seismicity standards rate the building at a zero, meaning even a small earthquake could send it into a heap of rubble. And sitting at the top of the building, in a pool that is cracked, leaking, and precarious even without an earthquake, are 1565 fuel rods (give or take a few), some of them “fresh fuel” that was ready to go into the reactor on the morning of March 11th when the earthquake and tsunami hit.

If they are MOX fuel, containing 6% plutonium, one fuel rod has the potential to kill 2.89 billion people. If this pool collapses, as Senator Wyden is now saying too, we would face a mass extinction event from the release of radiation in those rods.

That is, if we aren’t in one already. Nuke experts like Arnie Gundersen and Helen Caldicott are prepared to evacuate their families to the southern hemisphere if that happens. It is that serious.

So now you know, if you didn’t before. We are in big trouble.

Get informed. Start paying attention to this. Every single statement in this article is verifiable, and I will continue to verify and validate the seriousness of this situation at every opportunity I have.

This may be the most important thing you ever pay attention to, for the sake of your family, friends, your neighbors, every one you know and meet, all of humanity.

It’s been thirteen months, you have some catching up to do.

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Saturday, 21 April 2012

End The Drug War

April 20 is the counter-culture “holiday” on which lots and lots of people come together to advocate marijuana legalization (or just get high). Should drugs—especially marijuana—be legal? The answer is “yes.” Immediately. Without hesitation. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200 seized in a civil asset forfeiture. The war on drugs has been a dismal failure. It’s high time to end prohibition. Even if you aren’t willing to go whole-hog and legalize all drugs, at the very least we should legalize marijuana.

For the sake of the argument, let’s go ahead and assume that everything you’ve heard about the dangers of drugs is completely true. That probably means that using drugs is a terrible idea. It doesn’t mean, however, that the drug war is a good idea.

Prohibition is a textbook example of a policy with negative unintended consequences. Literally: it’s an example in the textbook I use in my introductory economics classes (Cowen and Tabarrok, Modern Principles of Economics if you’re curious) and in the most popular introductory economics textbook in the world (by N. Gregory Mankiw).The demand curve for drugs is extremely inelastic, meaning that people don’t change their drug consumption very much in response to changes in prices. Therefore, vigorous enforcement means higher prices and higher revenues for drug dealers. In fact, I’ll defer to Cowen and Tabarrok—page 60 of the first edition, if you’re still curious—for a discussion of the basic economic logic:
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The more effective prohibition is at raising costs, the greater are drug industry revenues. So, more effective prohibition means that drug sellers have more money to buy guns, pay bribes, fund the dealers, and even research and develop new technologies in drug delivery (like crack cocaine). It’s hard to beat an enemy that gets stronger the more you strike against him or her.

People associate the drug trade with crime and violence; indeed, the newspapers occasionally feature stories about drug kingpins doing horrifying things to underlings and competitors. These aren’t caused by the drugs themselves but from the fact that they are illegal (which means the market is underground) and addictive (which means demanders aren’t very price sensitive).

Those same newspapers will also occasionally feature articles about how this or that major dealer has been taken down or about how this or that quantity of drugs was taken off the streets. Apparently we’re to take from this the idea that we’re going to “win” the war on drugs. Apparently. It’s alleged that this is only a step toward getting “Mister Big,” but even if the government gets “Mister Big,” it’s not going to matter. Apple didn’t disappear after Steve Jobs died. Getting “Mr. Big” won’t win the drug war. As I pointed out almost a year ago, economist and drug policy expert Jeffrey Miron estimates that we would have a lot less violence without a war on drugs.

At the recent Association of Private Enterprise Education conference, David Henderson from the Naval Postgraduate School pointed out the myriad ways in which government promises to make us safer in fact imperil our safety and security. The drug war is an obvious example: in the name of making us safer and protecting us from drugs, we are actually put in greater danger. Without meaning to, the drug warriors have turned American cities into war zones and eroded the very freedoms we hold dear.

Freedom of contract has been abridged in the name of keeping us “safe” from drugs. Private property is less secure because it can be seized if it is implicated in a drug crime (this also flushes the doctrine of “innocent until proven guilty” out the window). The drug war has been used as a pretext for clamping down on immigration. Not surprisingly, the drug war has turned some of our neighborhoods into war zones. We are warehousing productive young people in prisons at an alarming rate all in the name of a war that cannot be won.

Albert Einstein is reported to have said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. By this definition, the drug war is insane. We are no safer, and we are certainly less free because of concerted efforts to wage war on drugs. It’s time to stop the insanity and end prohibition.

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Libya Blowback Begins

Associated Press= JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli defense official says rockets fired from Egypt toward Israel this month were smuggled from Libya.

Israel says at least two rockets were launched from Egypt's Sinai desert at the Israeli resort town of Eilat. No one was hurt. Egypt denies the rockets were fired from its territory.

Libya has become an illicit source of weapons since the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi last year.

The Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity according to military regulations, says Israel believes the rockets were stolen from a Libyan weapons storehouse and smuggled into Egypt.

The official said Friday that Libyan rockets were also smuggled into the Gaza Strip and were launched into Israel this month.

Israel also believes longer-range Scud missiles were smuggled from Libya to Gaza, the official said.

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Remember Waco

We’re All Branch Davidians Now

By Whiskey Contributor Apr 19th, 2012

Nineteen years ago, just outside Waco, Texas, the FBI demonstrated once again that the state at its core is a killing machine. Monarchy, democracy, or republic – any government as conventionally defined is a legal monopoly on violence. The state is always inclined toward oppression, division, conquest, and bloodshed, because these are its tools of trade.

Matters are no different here. The myth of a free America was always seen with bitter irony by those not blessed by such freedom. In the founding generation, as half a million labored in slavery, many who fought in the Revolution genuinely believed in liberty, but for the ruling elite who chided them on, liberty was hardly more than a slogan. This has always been true of our political leaders.

The Father of the Country was a centralizing slaveowner. Old Hickory talked up freedom as he threatened war on South Carolina and forced the Cherokee to flee from their ancestral land on a barbarously murderous walk of shame. The Great Emancipator turned America into a military dictatorship and abolished the revolutionary right of secession. Wilson’s New Freedom was cover for a Prussianized war machine generating revenue for his profiteering buddies on Wall Street. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms failed to include the freedom not to be drafted or interned in a concentration camp. Ronald Reagan threw the word freedom around as he trained Latin American torturers and raped the Bill of Rights in the name of fighting drugs. The United States has never lived up to its rhetoric.

But the events from February 28 through April 19, 1993, still stand out in my mind as a watershed. It was the post-Cold War regime’s coming of age, signifying a major event in cultural history.

Everything about Operation Showtime was brazen, and it seemed like an overreach even by some of the government’s establishment defenders. Yet today Washington’s fixers must look back at these embarrassments as a hiccup at most, as growing pains on the way to establishing a militarized law-and-order apparatus of nearly unlimited power. That this stepping stone was reached on the eve of the Internet era, right before the old media began its decline in influence, was most convenient for the police state and its solidification.

The propaganda against the Branch Davidians was perfectly tuned to appeal to the masses, each adjustment in frequency coming just in time to keep the people listening. Religious fanatics with a meth lab, armed and dangerous, abusing their children – few wanted to stand up for these people during the siege. Even fewer wished to identify the Davidian response to the original raid for what it was: self-defense. The Davidians fired on the ATF so long as the ATF fired upon the Davidians, and when the ATF ran out of ammo, the Davidians held their fire. The government’s officials were the aggressors. What followed were fifty-one days of psychological warfare designed to isolate the Davidians – from water, from food, from the press, their lawyers and family – and break them down like any wartime enemy.

So preposterous was the standoff that eventually even the mainstream media began asking questions. A New York Times exposé on March 28 raised all sorts of troubling issues, which only multiplied in the days that followed. Federal agents said that supervisors had known they had lost the element of surprise, but decided to go ahead with the February 28 raid anyway. Agents were reportedly unhappy with their equipment and communication methods. The poor planning and lack of contingency options were exposed. No medical assistance had been prepared for the ATF’s raid. Reports emerged that some of the ATF agents had injured or killed one another in friendly fire. There were hints that other agents might have even been captured and let go by the Davidians. The ATF intelligence chief stopped holding press conferences as the heat continued to mount.

On April 19, tired from the boredom and bad publicity of just standing around outside the “compound,” the FBI drove a tank through the Davidians’ home, pumped it full of CS gas, launched incendiary devices at the building, and watched it go up in flames. As soon as the stakes became higher, as soon as questioning the feds meant implying they had committed mass murder, the media stopped barking defiantly and jumped back to the government’s lap.

The Democrats, home of America’s center-left, oversaw this exceedingly important event in the development of the police state. Unsurprisingly, every respectable liberal defended the government and believed Clinton’s people when they demonized the Davidians. The entire respectable right went along with the bloodletting, too. Why wouldn’t they? It was a raid planned by George H.W. Bush’s ATF, carried out by the Clintonistas, and ultimately rubberstamped by the Republicans in Congress, and so everyone could get behind it. Some libertarians wavered, including Randians and other proponents of violent national secularism, and much of the radical left went limp too.

The Oklahoma City incident two years later was spun by the media as an example of anti-government extremism somehow being a greater threat than the government itself. It became increasingly un-PC to bring up what had happened in Texas. The election of Dubya and 9/11 washed away the paranoid anti-statist instincts of much of the Clinton-hating right.

Waco, from the raid’s planning to the cover-up and show trials, taught the U.S. government what it could get away with – which is to say, practically anything. It can gas innocent children with internationally banned chemicals. It can hoist a federal flag atop a torched American home, claim victory, and see its public image improve. It can throw grenades at people trying to escape a building and claim they are being held hostage. In the name of protecting these “hostages” and children, it can watch as they burn and keep the firefighters away. And the massacre will be tolerated, even applauded.

Dozens of people of color died at the hands of the federal government, and the official Civil Rights movement hardly spoke up. Dozens of people were targeted for their religion, and it hardly bothered many of the very conservatives who allege a war on religion waged by DC. The largest federal-military killing of civilians on U.S. soil in a century has now become one more notch on the progressive left’s timeline of major events in anti-government extremism, as opposed to a principal example of government extremism where a tiny minority community was virtually exterminated.

Indeed, in 1993 the Davidians were only the most conspicuous and recent example in America’s long history of the demonized Other, the marginalized underclass in the official hierarchy of human worth. Slaves, Indians, Mexicans, Southerners, Catholics, Irish and German-Americans, Chinese immigrants, Japanese-Americans, Mormons, homosexuals, alleged Communists, rightwing extremists, and many others have played the role, often for their imagined association with the wartime enemy, but always for being out of step with the government’s accepted definition of legitimate humanity. Many look back at incidents of intolerance with disbelief that Americans could be so blind to oppression. Yet when the topic of Waco comes up, they will think only of those nutcases who, according to the government and media, attacked federal agents and then killed themselves.

In the nineteen years since Waco, we have seen the police state explode in every direction and now we are all ensnared. Some groups are always more threatened than others, but no one is truly safe. The prisons have swollen to the largest detention system since Stalin’s gulags. The police conduct three thousand SWAT raids a month. The war on terror has made a total mockery of what remained of the Fourth Amendment. Torture has lost its taboo. So has indefinite detention. The feds irradiate and molest airline passengers by the millions. People are jailed for taking medicine, buying Sudafed, sharing songs, and selling milk.

The Kafkaesque regulatory state threatens people of all economic classes with crushing fines and a fate in a cage. The public schools, always authoritarian institutions, have become explicit adjuncts of the criminal justice system and military recruitment offices. Every major police department has tanks and battle rifles and drones are being used for surveillance and God knows what else. Each federal department has enough firepower to conquer a small third-world country. DHS alone has ordered enough ammo to shoot every American man, woman, and child. The president claims the right to kill American citizens anywhere on the planet on his say-so alone. And he exercises that power.

Why do some of us continue to fixate on Waco? If for no other reason, because April 19, 1993 was a squandered opportunity if ever there was one. The people could have risen up and said, “Enough!”

They could have demanded the military occupation retreat from their own neighborhoods – both the federal presence and its satellite jackboots in the city police. They could have demanded an end to the gun laws, drug war, and federal war on crime, each of which was instrumental in ending the lives of more than twenty children at Waco. They could have turned against the media whose elites stood and applauded the White House as it announced and defended its latest killing spree. They could have seen the federal government for the clear and present danger it obviously poses – the only government that had militarily mass murdered American civilians on American soil since the collateral damage at Pearl Harbor.

They could have turned their backs on the killers in DC, refusing ever to believe in their lies again, saving the lives of uncountable Americans, Serbians, Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, Yemenis, Palestinians, and so many others who would bear the wrath of an unhampered imperial executive in the nineteen years to come, sparing the priceless liberties we have seen shredded on the altar of state power.

Instead, they looked the other way, they yawned, even cheered. There might still be time to turn things around. But the tanks are closing in.


Anthony Gregory

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Babylon Slaves

The most troubling prerogative of modern government is the ability of the sovereign or head of state to go to war.

War means death, debt, and, if the decision is a bad one, the very end of civil society and the prevailing political order. Because war is potentially so terrible, a number of nations have curtailed the ability of the executive authority to make such a decision without first satisfying conditions imposed through constitutional and other political restraints. It is perhaps ironic that the world’s oldest republic, the United States, has ignored its own constitution to grant to the president the authority to enter into armed conflict through the simple expedient of not actually declaring war. America has been de facto at war continuously since 2001 and the recent National Defense Authorization Act has codified an unending conflict in which the whole world is a battlefield and everyone in it is a potential enemy combatant subject to no constitutional or legal protection.

Many critics of the perennially lopsided relationship that the United States enjoys with Israel have noted a disturbing shift in the relationship during the first three years of the Obama Administration. To be sure, Obama appears to genuinely dislike Israel’s arrogant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a sentiment that is fully reciprocated. But Obama is bound hand and foot into an engagement with Israel in which he lacks leverage over what might or might not take place. Even George W. Bush was able to say no to Israel when it was mooted that Tel Aviv might attack Iran, but Obama has painted himself into a corner where the United States has little influence over what might occur. Whether the Obama reticence is due to the control exercised by his Chicago billionaire patrons, the Crown and Pritzker families, both of which are strong supporters of the Middle East status quo, or whether it is just a more generalized fear about what might happen in the upcoming national elections, the result has been paralysis in Washington. Recent war games conducted by the Pentagon have confirmed that a new conflict with Iran started by Israel would quickly draw the United States in and would become regional in nature. The war would not produce a good result for anyone involved and would be particularly bad for the United States, which would again slide into deep recession as energy prices soar.

So Israel can start a war and the United States can do nothing to stop it and will become a major victim of whatever plays out. If that is true, why is the mainstream media ignoring the story? The account of the disturbing Pentagon war games did indeed appear in the New York Times and was picked up in a number of other places, but it quickly died out, as always happens with stories that are critical of Israel and its policies. Supporters of Israel might also be quick to note that the hue and cry against another war is largely coming from the usual suspects who are philosophically opposed to interventionism, including supporters of Ron Paul and a number of contributors to this website. But given their underlying pretense that the US is supporting Israel due to its own national interests, perhaps they should take another look at a document that recently surfaced on WikiLeaks. The document enables one to better understand that where Israel leads in foreign and security policy the United States will inevitably follow.

The summary of the Secret message, which I reproduce in full, is:

"SECRET cable from U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv, dated 12 December 2009.

"1. (S) Summary: Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher visited Israel December 1-2. U/S Tauscher focused her visit on setting the stage for a successful Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference (RevCon) in May 2010. She consulted with GOI interlocutors on potential strategy in addressing Egyptian insistence on pushing for the establishment of a nuclear weapon free zone (NWFZ) in the Middle East, as a way to divert attention from Iran to Israel. U/S Tauscher reiterated that the United States will not take any action to compromise Israel’s security and would consult closely with Israel — which GOI officials greatly appreciated. Nevertheless, U/S Tauscher said the United States is interested in exploring possible small steps involving Israel to address some of Egypt’s NWFZ concerns regarding the lack of implementation of the 1995 resolution. GOI officials for the most part were critical of these tactics, questioning why Israel should be portrayed as part of the problem. They recommended a more direct approach to President Mubarak – thereby circumventing the Egyptian MFA — in which Egypt is reminded that Iran is the regional nuclear threat. Other topics discussed include President Obama’s arms control and nonproliferation agenda, the P5 1 process and Iran’s nuclear program, the FMCT and CTBT, Jordan’s plans for a nuclear reactor, and Israel’s qualitative military edge (QME)."

Washington is sacrificing a vital interest, control of nuclear proliferation through the establishment of a nuclear free zone, to protect Israel’s ability to remain a secret nuclear power and dominate its neighbors. Read the message any way one wishes, but it would seem clear that Washington is colluding with Israel to shield the latter’s nuclear program from any scrutiny, a successful Non-Proliferation conference being one in which Israel is not discussed at all. If the US is seriously interested in limiting the spread of nuclear weapons one would think that Israel’s program is part of the problem, but Israel is making clear that any such suggestion is unacceptable and the Obama Administration agrees without pushing any alternative policy. Tauscher even goes one step further, pledging Washington to never act in any way that would "compromise Israel’s security" (as defined by Israel itself).

Tauscher and her Israeli interlocutors prefer to shift the narrative to Iran and do it through the back door by ignoring the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and explaining things to President Hosni Mubarak, who is presumed to be sympathetic. Iran, or course, did not then and does not now have any nuclear weapons and no nuclear program while Israel has hundreds of nukes and both missiles and submarines to deliver them with, but facts shouldn’t intrude into a friendly discussion between friends. It is also interesting to note how Israel’s "qualitative military edge" is so much a part of US security doctrine that it has its own acronym – QME.

The Babylonian Captivity is a biblical reference to the conquest of the ancient Israelites by the Babylonians, after which the people of Israel were allegedly removed from their homes and physically transferred to Babylon. A later so-called Babylonian Captivity refers to the abduction of the Medieval papacy, which occurred in 1309 when the French King Philip IV moved the pope and most of his cardinals lock stock and barrel to the delightful city of Avignon, where they remained for 68 years before the Holy See was restored to Rome. The French sought to use the powerful papacy with its vast bureaucracy to support their own foreign policy ambitions. It is perhaps not an inappropriate metaphor for what has occurred between Washington and Tel Aviv, with key decision making for the United States now being transferred to Israel. The State Department message clearly reveals that when it comes to foreign policy the American people are no longer masters of their own destiny and at best can only negotiate issues with the Israelis while at the same time issuing a carte blanche in support of anything Tel Aviv chooses to do.

If the Republicans gain the White House in November things will only get worse, as Mitt Romney has explicitly stated that he would defer to Israel on all Middle Eastern security issues. Perhaps it is time for a wake-up call in the United States. Instead of presidential wannabes declaring their subservience to Tel Aviv, they should perhaps begin emphasizing that they will only act in the future in the interests of the American people. To do so would exclude an unnecessary war against Iran, which would be both a shameful action and also the next major step in bringing our country to its knees. Most Americans choose to think that foreign policy does not really impact on their daily lives, but they are wrong to believe so. War in the Middle East and Asia have destroyed the US economy and moved America closer to a police state. Telling Israel clearly and emphatically that it is on its own if it wishes to dominate its neighbors and go to war would restore much need perspective and would do much to right the ship of state back here in the US.

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Multi-Culturalism's Frankenstein Monster

The dark irony in Anders Behring Breivik’s courtoom ranting about multiculturalism is that his own worldview is riddled with that divisive ideology. Breivik poses as a one-man army against the evils of multiculturalism and the “Cultural Marxists” who have foisted it upon us. Yet in everything from his plea to respect “my culture” to his paranoid belief that “his culture” is under threat from both uncaring officials and uncouth plebs, Breivik reveals that he is in fact an adherent to the multicultural outlook. His view of himself as a threatened “culture”, his cloying self-pity, his paranoia about his traditions being trampled underfoot by Others – all of those warped ideas spring from the ideology of multiculturalism.

Breivik is not so different from the “Cultural Marxists” he loves to hate. Like them, he uses academic lingo such as “deconstruct” and “cultural identity” to describe what he thinks is happening to Europe. In the rambling 12-minute video he posted on YouTube just before his killing spree last year, he talks about the “deconstruction of European cultures”. He has said that he wants to uphold the “white Christian identity” and in court yesterday he lamented the disrespect shown to “my culture”. This obsession with one’s own cultural identity, and the desire to erect a forcefield around it so that it is never threatened by external forces, is pure, unadulterated multiculturalism, the same thinking that motivates the modern multicultural machine and its mission to enforce respect for various “identities”.

Breivik is clearly driven by identity politics rather than by old-fashioned religious convictions. As one report points out, he poses as a “Christian warrior” and yet he has views which wouldn’t sit well with die-hard Christians – for example, he is pro-abortion, happy to campaign alongside homosexuals, and confesses to having slept with prostitutes. It seems pretty clear, as one commentator puts it, that Breivik adheres to “a cultural rather than strictly religious form of Christianity”. That is, he is driven by an “identity ideology” rather than by anything recognisable as “Christian fundamentalism”, in that his obsession is purely with his own innate “identity”, his fixed cultural traits, just as is the case with mainstream multiculturalists. They are also driven by an “identity ideology”, by a belief that everyone can be squeezed into neat and never-changing cultural boxes – White, Muslim, Black – and that each of these boxes must be protected from ridicule and disrespect.

Another thing Breivik shares with the multicultural lobby is a powerful sense of cultural paranoia. He believes “my culture” is under siege. Only where mainstream multiculturalists tend to argue that minority cultures such as the Islamic one are threatened by tidal waves of Islamophobia and general public ignorance, Breivik says the majority culture – the white Christian identity – is threatened by the “Islamic colonisation” of Europe and also by general public ignorance (he says ordinary people have been led astray by the media). These are just different versions of the same sense of cultural panic that is fostered by the multicultural outlook. Indeed, it is remarkable how much Breivik has in common with those Islamists he despises. Where Islamists, also under the influence of multiculturalism, crazily claim that their cultural identity is threatened by “New Crusades” against Islam, Breivik says his cultural identity is threatened by crusades from the East, by “Islamisation”. Both groups of people have been made entirely paranoid by being encouraged to become obsessed with their allegedly fragile identities.

Breivik is not an implacable foe of multiculturalism; he is a product of it. He is multiculturalism’s monster, where his true aim is to win recognition of his identity alongside all those other identities that are fawned over in modern Europe. In essence, his barbarous act last year was not about dismantling multiculturalism but about expanding it, to make sure it afforded respect to his own petty cultural feelings as well as everyone else’s.

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The Fruit And The Tree

In his three years as U.S. president, Barack Obama has been dogged by claims he is not patriotic enough.

Last year he even had to publish his birth certificate to silence doubters who suggested he was not born an American.

Now it emerges that similar fears were expressed about his father, who was categorised with others as ‘anti-American and anti-white’ when he moved to the United States in 1959.
Father and son: The Barack Obamas together, when the US President was just 10 years old

Father and son: The Barack Obamas together, when the US President was just 10 years old

Barack Obama with his mother Ann Dunham

Barack Obama with his mother Ann Dunham
Barack Obama, Sr. in a snapshot from the 1960s

Barack Obama, Sr. in a snapshot from the 1960s

Mr Obama Snr had grown up in Kenya under British rule and aroused the fears of both colonial officers and American officials when he won a chance to study in Hawaii. The officials felt Kenyan students were ‘academically inferior’ with a ‘bad reputation’ for turning anti-American.

A memo from a British diplomat in Washington to Whitehall – released today by the National Archives in West London – sets out their concerns about the young Kenyans.


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The Decline of the American Empire

Dated September 1, 1959, it says: ‘I have discussed with the State Department. They are as disturbed about these developments as we are. They point out that Kenya students have a bad reputation over here for falling into the wrong hands and for becoming both anti-American and anti-white.’

In one of the Foreign Office files, the future president’s father appears on a list of Kenyan students as ‘OBAMA, Barack H’ – they shared the same name.
Father: Barack Obama with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia (left) and Sasha (right)

Father: Barack Obama with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia (left) and Sasha (right)

At the age of 23, he enrolled at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu to study economics with classmates including Ann Dunham, a 17-year-old white American from Kansas. The couple had a short marriage that led to the birth in 1961 of the future president, Barack Obama II.

Mr Obama Snr was among 100 or so Kenyan students brought to America by the African American Students Foundation.

U.S. and British officials were deeply suspicious of this outfit, observing that the AASF – though backed by singer Harry Belafonte and actor Sidney Poitier – had links to a Kenyan nationalist leader.

‘The motives behind this enterprise, therefore, seem more political than educational,’ warned a letter from the British Embassy in Washington.

It added: ‘The arrival here of these students, many of them of indifferent academic calibre and ill-prepared for the venture, is likely to give rise to difficult problems.’

Mr Obama Snr, who died in 1982, is not singled out for concern in any of the documents.

After leaving Hawaii he took a PhD in economics at Harvard and later became a senior economist with the Kenyan government.

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