Not Credible, my Ass: What the US and its client NATO really wants from Libya, is an abject surrender of all oil fields and whatever money they still have in their bank! Of course such a demand from NATO amounts to blatant "highway robbery". Therefore, forces still loyal to Gaddafi bombarded the rebel-held city of Misurata with mortars. The bombardment of Misurata was the heaviest for days, and came as western leaders - read highway robbers - were gathering for a "Group of Eight" summit in the French seaside resort of Deauville, were expected to "reiterate" their determination to force Colonel Qaddafi out. Rebel spokesmen in Misurata, the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in Libya's three-month conflict, said the mortars killed three rebels. There is a German word for this: "Willst du nicht mein Bruder sein, schlag ich dir den Schaedel ein", translated: If you don't want to be my brother, I'll beat your scull in, and that is what is really going in Libya: The stealing of that country's oil, which belongs to the citizens of that country! Spain said it was one of several foreign states contacted by the Libyan prime minister, al Baghdadi Ali al Mahmoudi, with an offer of an immediate ceasefire. The US House of Representatives will vote next week on a bill calling on President Obama to end the US military campaign in Libya. The announcement was made by the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Friday evening. The measure will be a rebuff of President Obama's earlier letter to congressional leaders, seeking support for the US military involvement in Libya. The measure, sponsored by liberal anti-war Rep. Dennis Kucinich cites the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which states that "any military operation not previously authorized by Congress must be halted 60 days after the president notifies Congress about the mission"! Pursuant to the the War Powers Resolution, the Kucinich measure reads, Congress "directs the President to remove the United States Armed Forces from Libya by not later than the date that is 15 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution." Meanwhile, the House on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to prohibit ground troops from being sent to Libya, and only narrowly defeated a measure to force President Obama to lay out plans to end the Afghanistan war. The measure, passed by a 416-5 vote, was an amendment to a $690 defense bill that also limits Obama's authority on handling "terror suspects" and reducing the US nuclear weapons stockpile under the new START treaty with Russia!
A massive bomb explosion in northern Afghanistan has killed at least seven people, including three German soldiers and a regional police chief: The bomb went off inside Takhar Province Governor Abdul Jabar Taqwa's office complex, leaving him injured. Three German soldiers and four Afghans including General Mohammed Daoud, and the chief of police for Takhar province. NATO's military commander for northern Afghanistan, German general Markus Kneip, survived the attack, according to a NATO spokesman. Police said the attack occurred while officials were holding a meeting there. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. Roadside bombs or improvised explosive devices are by far the most lethal weapons Taliban militants have used against foreign troops and Afghan forces. Violence has been on the rise in the north, with US-led foreign coalition sending more troops to the region in a bid to push harder into militant-held areas. The deadly incident comes as Taliban militants are believed to have been making inroads in different parts of Afghanistan. Last year was the deadliest for foreign military forces deployed in Afghanistan, with over 711 soldiers killed. So far this year, at least 206 foreign soldiers, most of them Americans have been killed in Afghanistan. The rising number of casualties has increased opposition to the Afghan war in NATO member states.
"President" Obama has subtly changed Washington's public explanation of its goals in Libya, claiming that he wants to assure her people freedom from 40 years of tyranny, which is what Americans got, once Obama became our "president". If regime change is now our goal in Libya, Mr. Obama's trip through Europe this week (though it was a pleasure to get rid of him for a while), was highlighted about how much time the NATO allies have to "finish the job of killing even more Libyans", though Obama claims to be their, and our "friend". Mr. Obama has urged "strategic patience", expressing confidence that over time, the combination of bombing, sanctions, and import cutoffs will force Colonel Qaddafi from power. In Obama's book of Grimm's fairy tales, everything is possible, but yu's gots to believe! But in Europe, where reality still prevails, patience is calculated differently. Many countries are struggling with the rapid pace of operations, and some, like Norway, have already said they will sharply reduce their forces beginning next month! Colonel Qaddafi, according to NATO officials, has a calculation of his own under way: Indicted by the "International Criminal Court", he now has few places to go, and nothing to lose from waiting out NATO and betting that European public opinion will tire of the bombing campaign and its cost!
When Britain lost control of Egypt in 1956, the British Prime Minister Anthony Eden said he wanted the nationalist president Gamal Abdel Nasser murdered. In 1951, Winston Churchill, the destroyer of the beautiful city of Dresden, referred to "insolent Arabs", and remarked that they should be driven into the gutter, from which they should never have emerged. Because there was no more room in Dresden for refugees from the East, my mother, grandmother, and I stood in front of a farmhouse on a hill near the doomed city, and watched Dresden, and her people die in hellish flames! Though the language of colonialism may have been modified, its spirit and hypocrisy have remained unchanged. A new "imperial phase" is unfolding in direct response to the Arab uprising that began in January, and has shocked Washington and Europe, causing an Eden-style panic. Though the loss of the Egyptian tyrant Mubarak was grievous, it was not irretrievable: There is an American-backed counter-revolution under way in Cairo, though seduced with new bribes and power-shifting from the street to political groups that did not initiate the revolution. As always, the "western" aim is to stop authentic democracy and reclaim control. Hence, the NATO attack on Libya, with the UN Security council assigned to mandate a bogus "no fly zone" to protect civilians! Having watched our US fighter planes near Trung Lap, Vietnam dropping their bombs, I am here to tell you that bombing is not an exact science!
Is Texas Governor Rick Perry the Bilderberg group's Republican candidate-in-waiting in the 2012 presidential race? The shadowy globalist group is scheduled to meet secretly behind closed doors over the weekend of June 9-12 in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and AFP will be on location to cover it. It is not without precedent to tap state governors for broader vistas. Bill Clinton, at one time was the obscure governor of Arkansas - a land with strong Rockefeller influence since the days of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. As governor, Clinton attended his first Bilderberg meeting in 1991, and was elected president about a year later. Like Clinton, Perry has attended the Bilderberg confab in Istanbul, Turkey, making the mandatory promise of secrecy and to follow orders, which must be obeyed at all times! At the time, Perry was chastised in the newly aroused independent press. Speculation that Perry is the Bilderberg's group's ace card was prompted by the current political climate, which can largely be gleaned from the fact that Perry is a longtime, unwavering supporter of the NAFTA Superhighway and related infrastructure projects. These pave the way for the Bilderberg-supported North American Union (NAU) proposal that would merge the US, Canada, and Mexico!
NATO launched a fourth night of air strikes on Tripoli on Thursday, leaving smoke rising from Libyan leader Muamar Gaddafi's compound , after the United States said: A Ceasefire offer from Libya was NOT credible! Several large explosions rocked Tripoli late on Thursday night, and a column of smoke was seen rising from Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah base, according to a Reuters correspondent. Forces loyal to Gaddafi launched the heaviest bombardment on the rebel-held city of Misrata for days earlier on Thursday, as "Western" leaders gathered for a Group of Eight summit in the French seaside resort of Deauville. Rebel spokesmen in Misrata, scene of some of the fiercest fighting in Libya's three month old conflict, said a mortar attack there killed three rebels. Suleim Al-Faqih said the Misrata clashes started when rebels attacked Gaddafi forces, who were using an excavator to dig a trench to block the road: "We fired on them and advanced. They fell back and started firing mortars," he said. At a news conference in Misrata late on Thursday, Fathi al Bashaagha, a member of the town's military council, said rebel forces advanced four kilometers west on Thursday and destroyed weapons depots belonging to Gaddafi loyalists before falling back to their front line on Misrata's outskirts.
Though at eleven o'clock, on the morning of September 11, the "Bush Administration" had already announced that Al Qaeda was responsible for their attacks on the World Trade Center, he was obviously dead wrong, but deliberately so, in order to stir up a new war, which would be welcomed by our "defense industries". Because, that, my friends, is what that war is, and will always be about. Nevertheless, at 9:30 PM, a "War Cabinet", which probably included all of the "Defense Industrialists", who always have their dirty in America's "Cooky Jar", in order to grab as much as they can from the taxpayers who always foot the bill for their so-called "Adventures"! In order to grab even more than their tiny hands can grasp, these so-called "Patriots", who have never carried a weapon, and faced enemy fire, as I did in Vietnam, decided they needed more, more, more from America's tired taxpayers. But I digress, as I often do, when I am asked to analyze the wrongful deeds of our crooked politicians! The World Trade Center Towers were NOT toppled by AlQaeda, but by the owner of the Towers, a Jew by the last name "Silverstein" who had a huge quantity of harmful Asbestos in his Towers, which could only be removed at enormous cost. What better way to get a free ride from the American Public, than to whack his employees and lease holders by killing all of them. And that, Zarathustra, is the REAL story of the TOWER murders!
Speaking at the 25th anniversary of the national media watch group, "Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting", Noam Chomsky analyzes the US response to the popular uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. The reason is very simple. Across the region, an overwhelming majority of the population regards the United States as the main threat to their interests. In fact, opposition to US policy is so high that a considerable majority think the region would be more secure if Iran had nuclear weapons. In Egypt, the most important country, that's 80 percent, and there are similar figures elsewhere. There are some in the region who regard Iran as a threat - about 10 percent. Well, plainly, the US and its allies are not going to want governments which are responsive to the will of the people. If that happens, not only will the US NOT control the region, but it will be thrown out - possibly an intolerable result. In the case of WikiLeaks, there was an interesting aside on this: The revelations from WikiLeaks which got the most publicity, i.e. headlines, euphoric commentary, and so on - were that the Arabs support US policy on Iran. There was no mention of the Arab population, because it doesn't matter: If the "dictators" support us, and the population is under control, then what's the problem?
As night follows day, you can count on Congress to serve as the loyal servants and willing accomplices of our out-of-control "National Security State". Last week, in another shameless demonstration of congressional "bipartisanship", Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), forged a filthy backroom deal that reauthorizes insidious surveillance provisions of the "Patriot Act" for an additional four years. "Like clockwork," the ACLU reports, Reid and McConnell introduced a bill, S1038, which will extend the provisions until June 1, 2015. As of this writing, the text of that measure has yet to be published. And, like a feint echo from the past, when the "Patriot Act" was signed into law nearly a decade ago in the wake of the 9/11 provocation and the anthrax attacks, the ACLU tells us that that the Senate begins its debate on Monday with votes possible that same night, but why not fore-go a vote altogether? After all, with the White House skipping a legal deadline to to seek congressional authorization of the military action in Libya under the war powers act, few on the hill are are objecting!
As a Monte Python Skit once advised: No-one Expects the Spanish Inquisition. Sorry, now it's No-one expects the Spanish Revolution, and now it's not even funny anymore: Monte Python revised for the age of Twitter! The exhilarating northern African winds of the great 2011 Arab Spring have now crossed the Mediterranean and hit Iberia with a vengeance. In an unprecedented social rebellion, the Generation Y in Spain is forcefully protesting - among other things - the stinging economic crisis. Mass unemployment is now at a staggering 45% among less than "30-year-olds", and the ossified Spanish political system treats treats the citizen as a mere consumer! This citizens' movement is issuing petitions that get five signatures per second! You can follow it on Twitter, if you are curious: (#spanishrevolution), streaming live from Puerta del Sol at Solttv.tv. Reverberations are being felt all across Spain and world-wide: From Los Angeles to Sydney. A mini-French revolution started at the Bastille in Paris, and Italians are planning THEIR revolutions from Rome and Milan to Florence and Bari. They call themselves "los indi gnados", translated to "the outraged". Puerta del Sol is their Tahir Square, a self-sufficient village complete with working groups, mobile first-aid clinics, and volunteers taking care of everything from cleaning to keeping an Internet signal.
While Cynthia McKinney was serving on the House International Relations Committee from 1993 to 2003, it became clear to her that NATO was an anachronism. Founded in 1945 at the end of World War II, NATO was founded by the United States in response to the Soviet Union's survival as a Communist state. At the time, NATO was the US insurance policy that capitalist ownership and domination of European, Asian, and African economies would continue, and we would ensure the survival of their global countries. In essence, NATO is a collective security pact, where member states pledge that an attack upon one is an attack against all. Should the Soviet Union have attacked a member state, "the United States military shield" would be activated. The Soviet response was the Warsaw Pact, which maintained a "cordon sanitaire" around the Russian Heartland, should NATO ever attack. Thus, the world was divided into blocs, which gave rise to the "Cold War." Today's Cold Warriors still view the world in these terms, and unfortunately think of Communist China and an amputated Soviet Empire as "enemy states" of the US, whose moves anywhere on the planet are to be contested. The collapse of the Soviet Union provided an accelerated opportunity to exert US hegemony in an area of previous Russian influence. Africa and the Eurasian landmass containing former Soviet satellite states and Afghanistan and Pakistan along with the many other 'stans' of the region, have always factored prominently in the theories of "containment" or "rollback", guiding US policy up to today. With that background, last night's NATO rocket attack on Tripoli is inexplicable. A civilian metropolitan area with approximately 2 million people, Tripoli sustained 22 to 25 bombings that night, rattling and breaking windows and other glass, and shaking the foundation of Cynthia McKinney's hotel. On a personal note, I still remember watching the British and American bombing of Dresden from a nearby hill, singing Silent Night, Holy Night, while my mother and grandmother cried silently. According to David Irving's book: Apocalypse 1945, The Destruction of Dresden began at 10 PM on February 13, 1945. Though I served in Vietnam as Advisory Team Leader, I was very careful to avoid the killing of innocent civilians. As a matter of fact, when I saw our "enemy" spend their nights sleeping in 55 gallon drums fastened to the bank of that small river, I deliberately decided to avoid notifying the huge base camp of the 25th Infantry Division, all because I was still traumatized from my childhood memories of Dresden. Its time to end ALL Wars!
When the President of the United States reiterates longstanding American policy in the Middle East - that the borders of Israel and a Palestinian state must be based on the 1967 borders, was he really NOT surprised, as he claimed in his speech to AIPAC a few days later, by the ensuing uproar? That is what he said, but the reality is harder to discern: In America, the power of the Israel Lobby is much greater than at any time in the past, and certainly since the 1967 war. Here in this country, we are faced with the weird spectacle of a US President confronting a foreign leader with a list of reasonable requests: Negotiation in good faith, the abandonment of encroaching settlements, an end to the arbitrary humiliations endured by a people under occupation, and the leaders of of the opposition are taking the side of the foreign of the foreign leader! Romney, Huckabee, and the whole Fox network team went into overdrive, flaying our president for "betraying" Israel. Gee, I was under the impression that Obama was "our" president. Of course I could be wrong: The Israelis think of him as a puppet they can play with, and there may be some truth in that assumption!
The last few days have clearly reiterated American policy in the Middle East: Whatever the rogue State of Israel wants, Israel GETS! In America, the power of the "Israel Lobby" is stronger than ever. When I served as Intelligence Operations Officer of our 4th US Armored Division in Goeppingen, Germany, I was shocked that Israeli planes had machine-gunned our Ship, named "Liberty", in international waters. Since I was closest to our FAX machine, I brought the sad news to my boss, Colonel Antero Aakkula, and pointed out this atrocity. After one glance, he ordered me to run the news to the Commanding General (General Sherrer). The General took one look at the information, and commented: "With friends like these, we have no need of enemies". Since then, there has been no change in our "relationship" with the barbarous Israeli government. In America, the Israel Lobby is much greater than at any time in the past, and certainly since the 1967 war. We are faced, here in this great country, with the extraordinary spectacle of a US President confronting a foreign leader with a list of reasonable requests - negotiation in good faith, the abandonment of encroaching "settlements", and an end to the arbitrary humiliations endured by a people (the Palestinians), and the leaders of the opposition are taking the side of the foreign leader, supposedly from a Party which revels in its alleged "super patriotism"!? Romney, Huckabee, and the whole FOX network team went into overdrive following the President's Mideast speech, flaying him for "betraying" Israel. Men who have never fought for this country with a rifle in their hands, have the temerity to accuse our soldiers of a lack of "Patriotism."It even gets worse: CODEPINK activist Rae Abileah was arrested at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. after "heckling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who probably entered this country to squeeze a few more dollars from our hard-working citizens. She was taken to the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, after heckling the Israeli Prime Minister, and is now being treated for neck and shoulder injuries. Speaking from her hospital bed, Abileah said she was in great pain, but that it was nothing compared to the pain and suffering that Palestinians go through on a regular basis: "I have been to Gaza and the West Bank, I have seen Palestinian homes bombed and bulldozed, I have spoken with mothers whose children have been killed during the invasion of Gaza, I have seen "Jewish-only" roads leading to ever-expanding settlements in the West Bank. This kind of colonial occupation cannot continue, she added. As a Jew and US citizen, I feel obligated to rise up and speak out against these crimes being committed in my name, and with my tax dollars!"
Strass-Kahn:Dr. Paul Craig Roberts-Presumption of Innocence - The Establishment Eliminates a Threat!
The police (NOT the Rock Group), have made it impossible for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to get a fair trial. From the moment of the announcement that he had been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a hotel maid, and before was ever indicted, the accounts given by the police were designed to create the impression that the director of the International Monetary Fund was guilty. For example, the police told the media, which duly regurgitated to the public, that Strauss-Kahn was in such a hurry to flee the scene of the crime that he left behind his cell phone. The police also put out the story that by calling the airlines and demanding passenger lists, they managed to catch the fleeing rapist just as his plane was departing for France! A New York judge denied Strauss-Kahn bail on the basis on the basis of police misrepresentation that he was apprehended fleeing the country. Once he was imprisoned, the police announced that Strauss-Kahn was on a suicide watch, which is a way of suggesting to the public that the accused rapist might take his own life in order to avoid the public humiliation of a guilty verdict from a jury. But what really happened, assuming one can learn anything from press reports, is that Strauss-Kahn, upon arriving at JFK airport on his scheduled flight, discovered that he did not have his cell phone, and telephoned the hotel, the scene of the "alleged crime"!
This Israeli atrocity is the second time a humanitarian aid vessel was attacked by the vicious Israeli army. In the course of the last few hours, Global Research has communicated several times with the "Rachel Corrie" named after the woman who was deliberately killed by Jewish bulldozers in her mission of mercy. The vessel left the Greek port of Piraeus on Wednesday, May 11. This humanitarian initiative was sponsored by the Global Peace Foundation (PGPF), chaired by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad. Participating in this mission are anti-war activists and journalists, consisting of 7 Malaysians, 2 Irish (supposedly the birthplace of President Obama, or so he says!?) The ship was named after the courageous American activist who was deliberately killed by an Israeli bulldozer, when she attempted to stop the demolition of yet another humble Palestinian home! Crushed and killed, this beautiful woman died from her horrible wounds when only 23 years young! This time, her ship entered Israel without fanfare, and "The Spirit of Rachel Corrie" entered Gazan waters without being detected! Despite the Israeli Navy's radar and advanced communications equipment - most of it probably bought with American Tax Dollars, their NAVY was unaware of the Spirit of Rachel Corrie's mission!
How time flies: Now the war by North Atlantic Treaty members against Libya is in its third month, and has been conducted under the official auspices of NATO for the past fifty days: According to NATO, Alliance military aircraft have flown over 7,200 missions and more than 2,800 combat flights since NATO inaugurated so-called "Operation Unified Protector" on March 31. Recently, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko "Pointed out that the operation in Libya is becoming the first actual litmus test for NATO's new strategic concept," a reference to the latest Strategic Concept adopted by the 28-nation alliance at its summit in Lisbon, Portugal last November, the first in this century, and since then endorsed at the Washington summit in 1999, when NATO was waging its first war and incorporating its first war, while including the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. The war against Libya was also the test case for the US Africa Command (AFRICOM), the first overseas military command launched by the Pentagon since the end of the Cold War. (Its predecessor, Central Command, was created in 1983), whose Joint Task Force "Odyssey Dawn" was created in charge of bombing runs and cruise missile attacks in a naval blockade of Libya from March 19-30.
Chris Hedges is a war correspond all of us can trust: He chastises Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, for preferring comfort and privilege to justice, truth, and confrontation. Its guiding ideological stance is determined by what is most expedient to the careers of its members. It refuses to challenge, in a meaningful way, the decaying structures of democracy or the ascendancy of the corporate state. It glosses over the relentless assault on working men and women and the imperial wars that are bankrupting this nation. It proclaims its adherence to traditional liberal values while defending and promoting systems of power that mock these values. The pillars of the liberal establishment, the press, the church, culture, the university, the university, labor and the Democratic Party - all honor an unwritten quid pro-quo with corporations and the power elite, as well as our masters of war, on whom they depend for money, access and positions of influence. Those who oppose this moral cowardice and collaboration with corporate power are always ruthlessly thrust aside. The liberal class has become, according to Howe, "bleached out of all political tendencies".
China has officially put the United States on notice that Washington's planned attack on Pakistan will be interpreted as an act of aggression against Beijing. This blunt warning represents the first known strategic ultimatum received by the United States in half a century, going back to Soviet warnings during the Berlin crisis of 1058-1961, and indicates the grave danger of general war from the US-Pakistan confrontation. Responding to reports that China has asked the US to respect Pakistan's sovereignty in the aftermath of the Bin Laden operation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Jiang Yu used a May 19 press briefing to state Beijing's categorical demand that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan must be respected. According to Pakistani diplomatic sources, cited by the Times of India, China has warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China. This ultimatum was reportedly delivered at the May 9 China-US strategic dialogue and economic talks in Washington, where the Chinese delegation was led by Vice Prime Minister Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo. Chinese warnings are implicitly backed up by that nation's nuclear missiles, including an estimated 66 ICBM's, some capable of striking the United States, plus 118 intermediate-range missiles, 36 submarine-launched missiles, and numerous shorter-range systems.
Goethe, Germany's greatest poet, once said: "Truth has to be constantly repeated, because Error is also being preached, not just by the few, but also by the multitudes. In the press and in Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge that the Majority is on its side. Though Goethe made his insightful observation two hundred years ago, and before my mother, grandmother and I had to escape our home in Breslau, now re-named Wcoclaw, Poland, my father had an extensive library of Goethe's works, which he read ravenously. Because we were not able to bring his books with us from Breslau, we had to re-create much of it after we were able to emigrate to Canada, and later to the United States. The aim of the Center for Research on Globalization and Global Research is to battle the tidal waves of misinformation and propaganda washing over our minds on a daily basis. We have separated ourselves from their corporate masters. The "mainstream media" owned by bankers and corporate kingpins. Not only that, but it has been infiltrated by covert government agencies, seeking to deceive and propagandize their agendas. Before I served in Vietnam, Steve Mayfield, whom I had met while I was Intelligence Operations Officer of our 4th US Armored Division in Goeppingen in Germany, wanted me to spy for the United States in East Germany. I declined, and Aantero Aakkula, the first man who had been asked to join our Intelligence Services by act of Congress, backed me up, by lecturing me: "This is NOT James Bond". If you take this assignment, you will rot in some filthy, rat-infested East German Jail, and the US government will NOT try to get you out! I took his advice, and, to my knowledge, I have not been bothered by our country's increasingly idiotic intelligence efforts.
I have always admired Noam Chomsky, but now he has fallen into Obama's trap, which was only designed to fool the ignorant: No, "Osama was NOT killed by "Navy Seals". The best evidence indicates that he died a long, long, time ago, when he died of a serious illness, so the Navy Seals were not involved in his death. The whole lurid story was merely a desperate attempt by Obama to boost his "credibility" so that the idiots who voted for him would be somewhat mollified, and permit him one more term in office. The Bush administration captured thousands of suspected militants and sent them to detention camps in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay. There was NO autopsy, because the body had been dead for many months, or perhaps even years. FBI head Robert Mueller supposedly said that: "Investigators believe the idea of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon came from al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan. Wrong again: As we know, "al Qaeda" did NOT destroy the "Trade Center". That was done by its owner, Silverstein, who was too cheap to rip out the harmful Asbestos, so he had the innocent occupants of his buildings whacked, just to save a few dollars. In addition, no planes flew into the Pentagon: Immediately after that "event", I watched a relatively small missile, completely covered by a tarp, wheeled out of the main entrance of that building. We also know that the Pentagon was NOT destroyed, but has now been "resurrected" by the Obama Administration to guide the wanton killings by drones over Afghanistan.
Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan believes that Obama's so-called "war on terror" is breeding extremism and terrorism. In addition, US drone attacks in the country's tribal regions are a breach of sovereignty in his country! Khan, who on Saturday and Sunday led massive rallies in Karachi, demanded an end to illegal US drone strikes on Pakistani soil. He said that had the political leaders of his country heeded his advice, taken a stand against the US attacks, and opted out of the US-led coalition, this situation would not have emerged, according to Pakistan's English daily "Dawn"! The drone attacks in the tribal regions of the country, where, according to the US only militants are targeted, kill more than 90% civilians. In addition, the drones have fuelled extremism and terrorism in Pakistan's Pashtun belt, that have recently spread to other parts of his country. Tens of thousands of anti-US protesters gathered near the port of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, to stage a two-day sit-in against what they call "violations of Pakistan's territory" by the US and NATO forces. Khan called for the blocking of NATO's supply line to put a stop to the unpopular drone attacks!
China has officially put our United States on notice that Washington's planed attack on Pakistan will be interpreted as an act of aggression against Beijing. This BLUNT warning represents the first known strategic ultimatum received by the United States in half a century, going back to Soviet warnings during the Berlin crisis of 1958-1961, and indicates the grave danger of general war growing from the US-Pakistan confrontation. Responding to reports that China has asked the US to respect Pakistan's sovereignty in the aftermath of the Bin Laden operation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu, used a May 19 press briefing to state Beijing's categorical demand that the "sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan must be respected". According to Pakistani diplomatic sources cited by the "Times of India", China has "warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China". This ultimatum was reportedly delivered at the May 9 China-US strategic dialogue and economic talks in Washington, where the Chinese delegation was led by Vice Prime Minister Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo. Chinese warnings are implicitly backed by that nation's nuclear missiles, including an estimated 66 ICBM's, some capable of striking the US, plus 118 intermediate-range missiles, 36 submarine-launched missiles, and numerous shorter-range systems.
In 2006, three years after the Russian government had charged Mikhail Khodorkovsky, then the country's wealthiest businessman with fraud and moved to break up his Yukos oil company, US diplomats had had enough. Gazprom, which grew out of the former Soviet Union's state gas ministry, had been busy buying up Yukos' far-flung empire, stoking American fears that soon Russia and its tough leader, Vladimir Putin, would control virtually all of the natural gas flowing to Europe. The United States wanted to stop that from happening, so the American embassy in Slovakia hired a Texas-based oil consultant and began secretly advising the Slovakian government on how to buy the 49 percent stake Yukos had held in Transpetrol, the Slovakian oil pipeline company. With no oil experience of its own, the Slovakian government didn't know how much it should pay. The consultant, who sat in on the negotiations, assured Slovakia's economy minister, Lubomir Jahnatek, that the $120 million price offered by the group disposing of Yukos' assets was a bargain. Gazprom was actually willing to pay much more! "We have made it clear to all parties that we do not want to publicize our role as technical advisers", the embassy said in an Aug. 10, 2006 cable that outlined what eventually became a deal. "Jahnatek is clearly appreciative of the input provided by the consultant, and will continue to look to him and the US embassy for information as he faces the challenges to the deal in the coming weeks."
Our entire world is based on "perception management". The media is trying to dig up as much dirt as they canon Dominique Strauss-Kahn, so that they can hang the man before he ever sees the inside of a courthouse. It reminds me of the Terry Schiavo case, where devoted-husband Michael was pegged as an insensitive slime-ball for carrying out the explicit wishes of his brain-dead wife. Do you remember how the media conducted their their disgraceful 24-hour-a-day "Blitzkrieg" with the endless coverage of weepy Christian fanatics on the front lawn of the hospital, while Hannity, Limbaugh and O'Reilly fired away with their sanctimonious claptrap? Now you're telling me that the same media is just "doing their job?". Give me a break! Whoever wants to nail the IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has already pulled out all of the stops. Their agents have been rummaging through diaries, hotel registries, phone records, yearbooks, etc. etc. The UK Telegraph even paid a visit to a high-priced DC shop to get a little dirt from Madame Botox - whatever it takes to make a randy banker look like a South Hill rapist, and they are doing a good job! The cops have made certain that that the "Great Seducer" always appears handcuffed, and dressed as a pervert with three-days stubble before they parade him in front of the media.