Henry Makow Ph.D.: Veteran's Day Requires a Rethink!

If central bankers start all the wars, are veterans heroes, or mercenaries and dupes? When the United States and England loaned Mexico money in 1903, using its customs revenue as collateral, Illuminati banker Jacob Schiff cabled Ernest Cassel, his English counterpart: "If they don't pay, who will collect the customs?" Cassel replied: "Your marines and ours." Marine General Smedley Butler (1881-1940) confirmed that he was "a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and the bankers." In his 1935 book, "War is a Racket" he wrote: "I helped to make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909 -1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China, I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested." Flash forward to 2011, when NATO fomented and led a "revolution" in Libya, one of only four countries that didn't have a Rothschild central bank: NOW LIBYA DOES!!! They don't call it imperialism anymore. Now they call it: "Our mission in Libya." Soldiers aren't mercenaries, they are "missionaries."

Andrew Jones: US Military Veterans Fight the War Against the Economy

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were, and still remain major challenges for United States military troops, but the war back home against a staggering economy is still a formidable opponent in itself. Veterans of those wars continued to acknowledge that battle at the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America's (IAVA) annual gala in New York City this past week, as unemployment for US veterans remained above 10 percent. "Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan is going to be debated for decades, but 'victory' is ultimately going to be measured in how we treat this generation," said Tom Tarantino, a policy and research coordinator with IAVA, who served as an Army captain for a decade, and spent one year in Iraq. "Do we set them up for success, so that they will transition home out of the military, get jobs, go to school, and become that next generation?" Tarantino highlighted the Senate's passage of the Veterans Hiring Bill Thursday, for returning troops being one of the few bipartisan agreements Democrats and Republicans still have nowadays. The passage of the 2009 post 9-11 G.I. Bill also was an important display of Capital Hill's unwavering, undisputed support for veterans in his mind. But even Tarantino's optimism wouldn't guarantee that will always be the case.

Charles Digges: Chain Reaction Scare at Fukushima

Last week, technicians and observers warned of a possible chain reaction in Fukushima Daiichi's destroyed reactor No.2 has now been determined to be a "spontaneous fission incident", a process of radioactive decay that does not involve a chain reaction. The fears behind a possible chain reaction centered on the discovery of xenon gas as a possible harbinger of further fuel melts at the reactors, three of which experienced full meltdowns after the plant was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in March. But both the plant's owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) and nuclear physicist Katsutada Aoki have said that the presence of xenon is not an indication that the wrecked fuel in the reactors has re-achieved "criticality" or a sustained chain reaction of nuclear fission. "The discovery of xenon in the reactor is no reason to fear anything serious," Aoki, an expert in nuclear engineering who headed the the reactor physics division of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, told the Japan Times. TEPCO said this week that it considered the source of the xenon to be a spontaneous fission, because technicians had injected boric acid into the reactor vessel to reduce the likelihood of chain fission reactions, but was still able to detect xenon.


Malcolm Moore: US Weapons Full of Fake Chinese Parts

Thousands of United States' warplanes, ships and missiles contain fake electronic components from China, leaving them open to malfunction, according to a US Senate committee. The Senate Armed Services Committee said its researchers had uncovered 1,800 cases in which the Pentagon had been sold electronics that may be counterfeit. In total, the committee said it had found more than a million fake parts had made their way into warplanes such as the Boeing C-17 transport jet and the Lockheed Martin C-130J "Super Hercules". It also found fake components in Boeing's CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter and the Theatre High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile defence system. "A million parts is surely a huge number. But I want to repeat this: we have only looked at a portion of the defense supply chain, so those 1,800 cases are just the tip of the iceberg," said Senator Carl Levin. In around seven in 10 cases, the fake parts originated in China, while investigators traced another 20 per cent of cases to the United Kingdom and Canada, known resale points for Chinese counterfeits. In the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, counterfeit microchips are often smuggled out of factories, or burned off old computer circuit boards before having their identifying marks sanded off and repainted as new.

Environment News Service: Irreplacable Climate Change

Unless there is a bold change in policy direction, the world will lock itself into an insecure, inefficient and high-carbon energy system, the International Energy Agency warned at the launch of its 2011 World Energy Outlook today in London. The report says there is still time to act, but despite steps in the right direction, the door of opportunity is closing. The agency's warning comes at a critical time in international climate change negotiations, as governments prepare for the annual UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa, from November 28. "If we do not have an international agreement whose effect is put in place by 2017, then the door will be closed forever," IEA Chief Economist Faith Birol warned today. "Growth, prosperity and rising population will inevitably push up energy needs over the coming decades, but we cannot continue to rely on insecure and environmentally unsustainable uses of energy," said IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven. "Governments need to introduce stronger measures to drive investment into efficient and low-carbon technologies," she said. "The Fukushima nuclear accident, the turmoil in parts of the Middle East and North Africa and a sharp rebound in energy demand in 2010, which pushed CO2 emissions to a record high, highlight the urgency and the scale of the challenge," van der Hoeven said. Some key trends are pointing in worrying directions, the agency told reporters today.

Suzanne Goldenberg: BP to End Cleanup in Gulf Oil Spill

BP will officially be off the hook foe any deposits of oil that wash up on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico , unless they can be traced directly to the Macondo well, it has emerged. Under a plan approved by the Coast Guard on 2 November, the oil company will end active cleanup operations and focus on restoring the areas damaged by last year's oil disaster. The plan, which was obtained by the Associated Press, sets out a protocol for determining which areas of the Gulf still need to be cleaned, and when BP's responsibility for that would end. The plan "provides the mechanisms for ceasing active cleanup operations" AP said. It went on to suggest the biggest effort would be reserved for the most popular, heavily visited beaches. More oil would be tolerated on remote beaches. BP will be responsible for cleaning up thick oil in marshes, unless officials decide it is best to let nature do its work. The agency quoted coast guard officials, saying the plan represented an important milestone in restoring the Gulf. BP has set aside about $1bn for restoration. The Obama administration has been indicating for some time that the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, which began on 20 April 2010 with an explosion on board the Deep-water Horizon drilling rig that killed 11 workers, was moving into a second phase. Earlier on Tuesday, the US government rolled out a new five-year plan for selling offshore drilling leases. The proposal was a radically scaled back version of the president's earlier plans for offshore drilling, put forward just a few weeks before the Deepwater Horizon blowout, that would have opened up the Arctic and Atlantic coasts for drilling.

PressTV: Pentagon Warns Against Attacking Iran!

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has warned against "unintended consequences" of any military attack against Iran over the the country's nuclear program. The Pentagon chief said on Thursday that the strike could have a "serious impact on the region and it could have a serious impact on US forces in the region." AFP reported. He made the remarks after recent Israel's aggressive rhetoric against Iran and its test-launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. On Sunday, Israeli President Shimon Peres threatened that a attack on the Islamic Republic is becoming "more and more likely." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have reportedly been lobbying to persuade the Israeli cabinet to carry out a military strike on Iran. Meanwhile, Iranian leadership has promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that if any country launches an attack on Iran, it must be ready to "receive firm slaps and fists of steel" from the Iranian Army. In its latest report, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has accused Iran of conducting activities relating to developing nuclear weapons before 2003, adding that these activities "may still be ongoing." Iran, however, rejected the report as "unbalanced, unprofessional and prepared with political motivation and under political pressure, mostly by the United States."


David S. Addington: Obama's New Christmas Tree Tax!!

President Obama's Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a "new" 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees, the Christmas Tree Tax, to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees. In the Federal Register of November 8, 2011, Acting Administrator of Agricultural Marketing, David R. Shipman announced that the Secretary of Agricultural Marketing will appoint a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. The alleged purpose of the Board is to run a "program of promotion, research, evaluation, and information designed to strengthen the Christmas tree industry's position in the marketplace, maintain and expend existing markets for Christmas trees, and carry out programs, plans, and projects designed to provide maximum benefits to the Christmas tree industry." The so-called "program of information" is to include efforts to "enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States." To pay for this idiotic program, the Christmas tree sellers are free to pass along the 15 cent Federal fee to consumers who buy Christmas trees. "Acting Administrator" Shipman had the temerity to say "the 15-cent mandatory Christmas tree fee is NOT a tax, nor does it yield revenue for the Federal government." Perhaps the money will be used to kill innocent civilians with our CIA drones in Afghanistan!

Stephen Lendman: America's Imperial Arrogance!

Already waging multiple direct and proxy wars, will Obama dare launch more? Views differ! Some believe budget constraints contain him. Others say, imperial aims matter most. Heading into an election year adds further complications for and against more war. Will presidential aspirants anger voters advocating it? Republican hawks are not worried. Will Obama launch it, when public sentiment wants the current ones ended? Don't bet against it, whatever he says! With growing rage against the system, changing the subject may work best by distracting it. At issue is hoping fear, will resonate more than human need and grievances. Fake threats provide pretexts for militarism, wars, occupations, higher defense budgets, domestic repression, and elevating our national security state's priorities above all other concerns. America has become a "rogue terror state", an imperial predator. Unchallenged global dominance is planned. All nations it does not control are targeted. It was Saddam's undoing, as well as Gaddafi's to believe that the US is merely a benign despotic land. Unchallenged global dominance, partly to feed his hungry "military industrial complex", which continues to feed at the presidential trough.

Jason Ditz: Russia, China Warn US Against Attacking Iran

Faced with a round of threats and speculations of an impending war so shrill that it has sent oil prices soaring, Russia and China were quick today to caution the United States against launching an attack on Iran. Attacking Iran would be a "very serious mistake, fraught with unpredictable consequences," warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, while China expressed concern that the threats were harming the prospects of diplomacy. They are just the latest in a growing chorus of nations to express concerns about starting another major war. Germany has also said they oppose such a move. A growing number of US officials, past and present have expressed a preference for launching a military attack soon, with an IAEA report alleging some vague allegat -ions about computer simulations serving as the latest pretext. Israeli officials have also been hyping the prospect of launching an attack on Iran themselves, wit President Shimon Peres insisting the war was "more likely" than any sort of diplomatic solution. Israeli military officials are said to prefer an attack before winter.

Andre Evans: Water Flouridation Wars, Government Admits Dangers!

It was only a few years ago that if you labeled fluoride as a dangerous substance, you would be laughed at and scorned. For years, a select minority of individuals were the only ones raising the awareness of this health concern. Their cries have been and continue to be met with dissonance, despite the fact that the public's opinion on fluoride has changed much in just a short time. In fact, even the United States government has called for lower levels of water fluoridation following a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, which found that increased fluoride consumption led to decreased IQ in children. Communities are attempting to end water flouri -dation, mainstream news is acknowledging its negative effects, and even a number of professional dentists have recognized the dangers of fluoride, and spoken out against its use and distribution. Most recently, the Palmer City Council of Alaska passed an ordinance repealing the town's water fluoridation mandate. Mainstream dentistry and oral health has been the vehicle through which sodium fluoride, a chemical byproduct of fluorine has been injected into our everyday lives. Said to 'fight tooth decay' and 'strengthening enamel,' it has been proliferated into nearly every form of toothpaste. Dentists also apply fluoride topically to teeth during routine visits to produce said effects. It has been added to municipal water supplies since the early 1900's, under the same premise of aiding oral health and hygiene.


Derek Kravitz: Fannie Mae Loss Widens!

Fannie Mae loss widens, asks taxpayers for $7.8 billion in aid to cover its losses in the July- Sep- tember quarter. The government-controlled company said Tuesday that it lost $7.8 Billion in aid to cover its losses in the July-September quarter. The government-controlled company said Tuesday that it lost $7.6 billion in the third quarter. Low mortgage rates reduced profits and declining home prices caused more defaults on its loans it had guaranteed. The government rescued Fannie Mae and sibling company Freddie Mac in September 2008 to cover their losses on soured mort- gage loans. Since then, a federal regulator has controlled their financial decisions. Taxpayers have spent about $169 billion to rescue Fannie and Freddie, the most expensive bailout of the 2008 financial crisis. The government estimates that figure could reach up to $220 billion to support the companies through 2014, after subtracting dividend payments. Fannie has received $112.6 billion so far from the Treasury Department, the most expensive bailout of a single company. Michael Williams, Fannie's president and CEO, said Fannie's losses are increasing for two reasons: Some homeowners are paying less interest after refinancing at historically low mortgage rates, others are defaulting on their mortgages. "Despite these challenges, we are making progress," he said. "FAMOUS LAST WORDS!"

HARETZ: Russia Says NO Iran Sanctions Over Nuclear Program

Good News: Russia will not support new, tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Wednesday. "Any additional sanctions against Iran will be seen in the international community as an instrument for regime change in Iran. That approach is unacceptable to us, and the Russian side does not intend to con- sider such proposals ," Interfax quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying. Earlier on Wednesday, France said it wanted to convene the UN Security Council and push for unprecedented sanctions against Iran, after an International Atomic Energy Agency report said Iran had worked to develop an atomic bomb design. "Convening of the UN Security Council is called for," Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told RFI radio. In a statement, Juppe said that diplomatic pressure needed to be ramped up. "If Iran refuses to conform to the demands of the international community, and refuses any serious cooperation, we stand ready to adopt, with other willing countries, sanctions on an unprecedented scale," Juppe said. Also on Wednesday, an Iranian army general warned Israel that any attack against Iranian nuclear sites would invite a reaction that might spread beyond the Middle East. Deputy armed forces chief Massoud Jazayeri did not further elaborate, but said that the Dimona nuclear site in Israel could be targeted by Iran, if Israel attacked it!

Pravda: The Large Families That Rule the World!

Some people have started realizing that there are large financial groups that dominate the world. Forget the political intrigues, conflicts, revolutions and wars. It is NOT pure chance. Everything has been planned for a long time. Some call it "conspiracy theories" or New World Order. Anyway, the key to understanding the current political and economic events is a restricted core of families who have accumulated more wealth and power. We are speaking of 6, 8, or 12 families who truly dominate the world. It is a mystery which is difficult to unravel. We can not be far from the truth by citing Goldman Sachs, Rockefellers, Loebs Kuh and Lehmans in New York, the Rothchilds of Paris and London, the Warburgs of Hamburg, Paris, and Lazards Israel Moses Seifs in Rome. Many people have heard of the Bilderberg Group, Illuminati or the Trilateral Commission. But what are the names of the families who run the world, and have control of states and international organizations like the UN, NATO, or the IMF? To attempt an answer for that question, we might start with the easiest: Inventory, the world's largest banks, and see who the shareholders are, and who makes the important decisions. The world's companies are: Bank of America, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. In Bank of America, they are State Street Corp, Vanguard Group, BlackRock, FMR, Paulson, JP Morgan, T.Rowe, Capital World Investors, AXA, Bank of NY, and Mellon.
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Ben Birnbaum: Georgia Says it Won't Drag NATO Into War

Georgia's second-most-powerful man vows that his country will NOT drag NATO into a war with Russia , if accepted into the Western alliance, saying that the chance of another confrontation with Moscow is far lower than it was before their 2008 conflict. "We made a unilateral commitment to non-use of force, so there is no way we will become a problem for NATO in terms of Article 5 or in terms of a possible military confrontation between Georgia and Russia," David Bakradze, speaker of the Georgia Parliament, said in an interview with The Washington Times. Article 5 of NATO's founding treaty stipulates that an attack on one member state "shall be considered an attack against them all." "We still have threatening rhetoric on the side of the Russian officials," Mr. Bakradze said, "but I think in the current international situation, its not very likely that Russia will dare to use large-scale military force against Georgia, so, if anyone asks me, I would say that the probability of another invasion or large-scale conflict is low, and it's much lower than it was in 2008." Georgia and Russia have had no diplomatic relations since their 2008 conflict, and Mr. Bakradze blamed the situation squarely on Russia.
"The ball is on the Russian side, because any moment they decide to talk, we're ready to talk," he said. The 2008 war centered on the rebellious Georgian province of South Ossetia. Only Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and a couple of Pacific Island nations have recognized the independence of South Ossetia and its fellow secessionist province of Abkhazia, but the two remain in limbo because of the presence of Russian forces.

Jason Ditz: US Abandons Largest Iraq Base: 20 Left!

US military forces abandoned the largest of their remaining bases in Iraq, a former Saddam-era palace, bringing the total number of bases the US has inside Iraq down to only 20, from a former high of over 500. The US appears to have taken virtually everything of even marginal value out of the palace on their way out, and reports say the troops even took Saddam's toilet with them, which will wind up in some US museum, officials say. The US still has about 39,000 troops in Iraq, which under the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) it is obliged to remove by the end of next month. US officials insist they will comply. Reports are that the US is planning to replace its direct occupation both with an army of State Department contractors inside Iraq, and a massive deployment of combat troops in Kuweit. The Kuweiti government denied the report, however, saying they didn't expect a long-term buildup in their nation after the troops leave Iraq. Latest posts by Jason Ditz: Israeli DM Sees Little Downside to Attacking Iran. Gross Mismanagement: Air Force Accused of Mixing, Losing Body Parts. Yemen's Civil War? Sanaa Residents Fear Capital Could 'Explode' at Any Time. Obama, Sarkozy Trash-Talk Netanyahu at G20 Meeting.


Reuters: Barack Obama Announces Fresh Aid For US War Veterans

President Barack Obama announced new executive action to help veterans on Monday, marking the latest step in a White House "can't wait" campaign designed to show him acting on jobs while Congress stalls. Joined by leading veterans' associations in the White House Rose Garden, Obama also sought to push congressional Republicans to pass two tax credits proposed proposed in his $447bn jobs bill. "Bold action from Congress is ultimately the only way we're going to put hun- dreds of thousands of Americans back to work, Obama said. "Standing up for our veterans is not a Democratic responsibility or a Republican responsibility. It is an American responsibility." With polls showing Americans deeply worried about the state of the economy and his own approval ratings stuck in the low forties, Obama must bring down the jobless rate to be confident of winning a second White House term in the election next year. Republicans say Obama, a Democrat, is playing politics. They point out that legislation passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to help veterans find work is being held-up in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Sam Edmonds: German Gold Reserves Off-Limits to Foreigners

Germany completely rejects the G20 proposals that would see national central banks "contribute" reserves to an IMF-backed vehicle designed to boost the financial firepower of the euro-zone rescue war chest: Bottom Line: Germany will not allow gold reserves held by its central bank, the Bundesbank, to be used to bolster the rescue fund for indebted euro-zone countries, Economy Minister Philipp Roesler said on Monday. "German gold reserves must remain untouchable," Roesler said in an interview with ARD public television Monday morning, rejecting a proposal reportedly put forward by France, Britain and the United States at last week's G20 meeting in Cannes. Roesler's comments echoed a statement made Sunday by government spokesman Steffen Seibert, when he dismissed two German newspaper reports that said some G20 leaders wanted the Bundesbank to sell about 15 billion euros ($20.6 billion) of its gold reserves, which are worth an estimated total of 139 billion euros. "Germany's gold and foreign exchange reserves, administered by the Bundesbank, were not at any point up for discussion at the G20 summit in Cannes," Seibert said. Seibert did, however, confirm that some G20 delegates suggested that the International Monetary Fund could issue more Special Draw- ing rights (SDR), an international reserve asset created in 1969, and based on a basket of inter-national currencies, to help increase the firepower of the European Stability Facility (EFSF).

Spencer Ackerman: CIA Drones Kill Large Groups Without Knowing Who They Are

The expansion of the CIA's undeclared drone war in the tribal areas of Pakistan required a big expansion of who can be marked for death. Once the standard for targeted killing was top-level leadership in al-Qaeda or one of its allies. That's long gone, especially as the number of people targeted at once has grown. This is the new standard, according to a blockbuster piece in the Wall Street Journal: "men believed to be militants associated with terrorist groups, but whose identities aren't always known." The CIA is now killing people without knowing who they are, on suspicion of association with terrorist groups. The article does not define the standards for "suspicion" and "association." Strikes targeting those people, usually "groups" of such people, are called signature strikes. "The bulk of CIA's drone strikes are signature strikes," the Journal's Adam Entous, Siobhan Gorman, and Julian E. Barnes report. And bulk really means bulk. The Journal reports that the growth in clusters of people targeted by the CIA has required the agency to tell its Pakistani counterparts about mass attacks. When the agency expects to kill 20 or more people at once, they need to give the Pakistanis notice. Determining who is a target is not a question of intelligence collection. The cameras on the CIA fleet of Predators and Reapers work just fine. It's a question of intelligence analysis, interpreting the imagery collected from the drones, and from the spies and spotters below.

Editorial: Israel is Unwise to Raise the Nuclear Stakes!

This week, the International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to release its latest report on Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions. If the leaks are to be believed, that report will accuse Iran of construct -ing a steel tank at the Parchin military complex for testing explosives associated with atomic weapons design. The allegation is hardly new. Since 2004, there have been suspicions of work at Parchin, related to weapons design, and in May this year, the agency listed a series of research projects it suggested could not make sense unless related to weapons research. If the report is significant, it is because with each IAEA report on Iran comes a familiar diplomatic ritual of threa -tened new sanctions from the US and its allies, and reports of threatened military strikes from Israel. If there is a difference this time, it is in the strong impression, after years of veiled threats from Israel, that it will act alone if necessary to stop Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon, that the country's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and his closest allies in a cabinet split on the issue would like to launch a preemptive military strike, a view opposed by other senior figures in Israel's security establishment. There are many reasons for the inter -national community to oppose Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons, not least the fact that nuclear arms proliferation is a dangerous and retrograde step in a world that has been reducing its stockpiles.


Briant Merchant: Fracking May Have Caused 50 Earthquakes in Oklahoma!

In a surprising turn of events, Cuadrilla Resources, a British energy company, recently admitted that its hydraulic fracturing operations very likely caused an earthquake in England. Predictably, this news quickly sent a shock-wave through the UK, the oil and gas industries, and the environ-mental activist community, and it certainly feeds plenty of speculation that the same phenomenon could be occurring elsewhere. Speculation that could be well-founded, evidently. Right on the heels of Cuadrilla's announcement, news is spreading that the United States Geological Survey has released a report that links a series of earthquakes in Oklahoma last January to a frack-ing operation underway there. Evidently, a resident reported feeling some minor earthquakes, spur -ring the USGS to investigate. They found that some 50 small earthquakes had indeed been registered, ranging in magnitude from 1.0 to 2.8. The bulk of these occurred within 2.1 miles of the Eola Field, a fracking operation in southern Garvin County. The USGS determined that "from the character of the seismic recordings, indications are that they are both shallow and unique."

ABC News: Foreign Policy Experts Agree With Ron Paul's Foreign Policy!

Ron Paul, whether he wins the Republican nomination, will be vindicated when the foolishness of our left-right Constitution dodging federal government's arrogance collapses our economy, currency and civil order. I only hope that we don't lose everything before we realize what a disastrous mess we are making for ourselves and future generations. My respect goes to the few in the House of Representatives and the Senate who are courageously trying to follow Ron's example. His son, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan, to name a few, are completely on Ron's side. Why can't Ron Paul get a fair shake from the media? Central banks, corporate weapons manufacturers, private contractors, invested politicians, to name a few. These media minions would become extinct without the wars and central banks. After the elections, I can't imagine someone getting their news from these propaganda repeaters. There are two distinct layers to Dr. Paul's answer to the challenge issued by the New Hampshire voter and Mr. Santorum, that this article does not fully address. First, dealing with terrorist motives for attacking us. Experts who have read their rationale agree that, simply put, we are in their homeland.

Jesse Ventura: "I've Had Enough of the Fascist States of America!"

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is so upset by the dismissal of his airport security lawsuit that he threatened Friday to apply for dual citizenship, so that he can spend more time in his beloved Mexico, but don't think he's camping out south of the border forever. He hinted that he might need to run for president, of what he labelled 'the Fascist States of America' in order to fix the problem. Mr. Ventura, also known as a former 'wrestling star', sued the US government in January, alleging that airport scans and pat-downs amounted to unreasonable search and seizure. In other news, Israel's President Shimon Peres warned on Sunday that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely, days before a report by the UN's nuclear watchdog on Iran's nuclear program is due. "The possibility of a military attack against Iran is now closer to being applied than the application of a diplomatic option," Peres told the Israel Hayom daily. "We must stay calm and resist pressure so that we can consider every alternative," he added. "I don't think that any decision has already been made, but there is an impression that Iran is getting close to nuclear weapons." "The intelligence services of the different countries that are keeping an eye on Iran are worried, and putting pressure on their leaders to warn that Iran is ready to obtain nuclear weapons," he said.

Dr. J Chiappalone: The Current Financial Collapse

The Consciousness controlling money and usury is dying. The Evil Usurper, who used Usury as a tool with which to operate in this closed Dimension, which I have previously described as Virtual Reality, a bastardized disorderly, doomed form of temporary creation, born from a Celestial Error whose activated Negative Principle refused to be corrected, as was the norm for all errors as they arose in the experiments of Creation. Now, definite action is being taken to eradicate this recalci -trant Error and erase this manifested Abomination. The various changes, for the worse, that we see everywhere in existence in this dimension are due to "the processes for the correction of the error." The elimination of the Virtual Reality that the Principal Evil Mind of the Error created to cheat trapped Theo-morphs (beings with a Divine Nature) of their Divine Energy, and the complete eradication of all active Evil from the face of the True Creation. Contrary to what St. Augustine said, Evil is not merely the absence of good. It is a vicious, malicious, destructive essence that controls every aspect of of this Universe and Dimension.


Michel Chossudovsky: US-NATO-Israel War Plans Directed Against Iran

In recent developments, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought cabinet support for a military strike against Iran. Meanwhile, the British government has also signified that were Washington "to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes" against the Islamic Republic, her Majesty's government would support the Obama administration's resolve for a preemptive strike attack on Iran. A war on Iran has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon since 2004. Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program is the pretext and the justification. Tehran is also identified as a "State sponsor of terrorism', for allegedly supporting the Al Qaeda network. In recent develop -ment, what is unfolding is an integrated attack plan on Iran led by the US, with the participation of the United Kingdom and Israel. Central to an understanding of war, is the media campaign which grants it legitimacy in the eyes of public opinion. A good versus evil dichotomy prevails. The perpetrators of war are presented as the victims. Public opinion is misled. Breaking the "big lie" which upholds war as a humanitarian undertaking, means breaking a criminal project of global destruction, in which the quest for profit is the overriding force!

Medea Benjamin, Robert Naiman: Jailed for Sailing to Gaza

Two boats full of courageous passengers were on their way to Gaza, when they were intercepted on Friday, November 4 by the Israeli military in international waters. They sailed from Turkey on November 2 with the knowledge that at any moment they might be boarded by Israeli commandos intent on stopping them, perhaps violently, as the Israeli military did in 2o10, when they killed nine humanitarian aid workers on the Turkish boat Mavi Marmara. The boats, one from Canada and one from Ireland, Canada, the United States, Australia and Palestine. They were unarmed, and the Israeli military knew that. They were simply peace activists wanting to connect with civilians in Gaza, and the Israeli military knew that. Yet naked aggression was used on them in international waters, which is normally considered an act of "piracy". The passengers on the boats were sailing to Gaza to challenge the US supported Israeli blockade that is crippling the lives of 1.6 million Palestinians that live outside of the 1.6 million Palestinians that live inside Israel's pre-1967 borders or in the "occupied territories. They were sailing to stand up against the power of the Israeli government, that has been violating the basic rights of the 5.5 million Palestinians that live inside Israel's pre-1967 borders, or in the "occupied" Territories. They were sailing for those of us who believe in human rights, and the rule of law!

Jim Kirwan: When Conversations Are Terminated!

By Executive Decree, all unapproved conversations will be terminated! This order WILL be physically enforced by the "Thought Police" and totally silent forces of our wonderful enforcers. Very soon this 'order' will filter down to email and on-line censorship of any and all conversations that are not approved by "The New World Order". Very soon this 'order' will filter down to email and on-line censorship of any and all conversations that are NOT pre-approved by the New World Order. Don't take my word on it, just watch and see for yourselves! How many of the articles that you read have been removed or censored in just the last few weeks alone? This is just the beginning of this betrayal of the public by the the Zionist forces, that will not rest until this country is brought to its knees. In the closing portion of "The Wandering Who", Gilad Atzmon gives us some of the reasons for this betrayal. Israeli history is a fiction, and has been, long before the Zionists sought to take over Palestine, supposedly "for the Jews." The Jews, like the USA and Britain, have invented their own past, basically out of thin air! And a close examination of any of these three supposed nation-states will reveal the extent of the self- serving lies that have allowed these Empires to continue to lie to themselves and to the world, about the true nature of their policies, and their intentions toward the world, while they continue their barbaric conquests without sanity or reason!