Pravda: Ancient Buffalo Found in Yakutia!

Paleontologists from Yakutia have unraveled another mystery. We have recently reported about the remains of the mammoth, which were found in Yakutia in the summer of last year. It turns out now that the scientists have also discovered the partially mummified remains of the ancient buffalo. The buffalo was found in the Ust-Yansky district, on the territory of the paleontological reserve area "Yansky Mammoths." The body of the buffalo is well preserved, although it hardly has any fur on its body. The ancient buffalo is being kept at the glacier of the Yukagir clan. The buffalo will be delivered to Yakutsk after scientists complete the bacteriological analysis of the mummified animal. Prehistoric buffalo's were roaming the territory of present-day Yakutia several thousand years ago. The new finding is another proof of this theory. The Yakutian authorities are currently working on intergovernmental agreements to deliver buffaloes from Canada to their "historical motherland." The remains of the mammoth, which were found near the village of Batagai in the north of Russia's Yakutia Republic, will probably help scientists clone the prehistoric animal. The researchers also discovered the well-preserved fragments of the mammoth's bone marrow. The remains of the mammoth were found in Yakutia in August 2011. A group of Russian and Japanese scientists have recently discovered the genetic material, which is necessary to clone the prehistoric animal. The scientists from Yakutia's Mammoth Museum and Japan's Kinki University have been studying the possible cloning of mammoths for at least two years.

The Telegraph: Three Killed as Violence across Israeli-Gaza Border Escalates.

Violence across the Israeli-Gaza border escalated on Friday, with Israeli air strikes killing at least three people, and Palestinian militants firing rockets deep into southern Israel. The latest round of fighting erupted on Thursday, when an Israeli air strike targeted a car on a crowded Gaza street, killing two militants, who Israel said were planning attacks against its civilians and soldiers. Palestinian gunmen responded with a barrage of rockets fired deep into southern Israel, some landing near the city of Beersheba, causing no injuries. Early on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said a second Israeli air strike hit a Hamas training camp in Gaza City, sending shrapnel flying into nearby houses, killing one civilian and wounding 13 others, mostly women and children. A Hamas spokesman said the initial air strike was a crime, and accused Israel of ratcheting up violence in the area: "We hold the government of the Zionist occupation fully responsible for this crime, and for the new escalation," spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said. The rabid Israeli military confirmed both air strikes had been carried out. It said the two men killed in the first strike had been planning an attack on Israeli civilians and soldiers along Israel's border with Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

Chris Stephen: Tripoli in Lockdown as Libya Authorities Drive out Militias.

Security forces deployed across Libya's capital as government sets two-week deadline for gunmen to disarm and leave. Tripoli's residents awoke on Wednesday to a city in lock-down as security forces were deployed across the capital to clamp down on rogue militias. After weeks of sporadic violence and night-time anarchy, the government is making a determined effort to rid the city of gunmen, giving militias two weeks to leave or disarm. Side streets were blocked with trucks, rubble or piles of timber, and vehicles on main roads were searched for weapons. The measures, set to continue for the rest of December, were announced by the prime minister, Abdurrahim el-Keib, in response to a series of shoot-outs in recent days. "The people demand safety provided by legitimate government enforcement bodies, and it is our duty to respond," said Razzak Abuhajar, chairman of Tripoli council. The government, whose cabinet were sworn in last weekend has given militias until 20 December to come under state control, or face the consequences. Tripoli's residents also have until the end of the year to turn in firearms, in what the authorities hope will end the wild-west image the city has been gaining. "We have had complaints from the citizens," said the interior minister, Fawzi Abdel Aal. "We have a compre-hensive plan to integrate all fighters who are willing to work with the interior ministry."

Donna Bowater: Gales Wreck Wind Turbines From Scottish Storm

Fears over the safety of wind turbines in high winds have been raised, after one burst into flames and another crashed to the ground. A 100 meter tall wind turbine burst into flames in North Ayrshire, and in Coldingham in the Scottish Borders, a turbine crashed to the ground yards from a road. The two million pound turbine in North Ayrshire was not believed to have been spinning at the time. Fires can occur if extreme wind loosens or breaks electrical connections, whether turbines are rotating or not. Fraser McLachlan,, the chief executive of GCube, a wind turbine insurer, said he was expecting a rise in turbine failures due to the "exceptional" weather in Scotland. "We see turbine fires around the world when it gets very, very windy," he said. "They usually shut themselves off as a safety feature, if the wind gets too much, but sometimes there is another failure. "It can catch on fire for a whole multitude of reasons. It can be the mechanism going into overdrive. It can be to do with the connections or oil catching alight." He said older models of turbine were more susceptible to faults in bad weather. Modern turbines usually have a safety braking mechanism that turns the blades off, if wind speeds reach 56mph. The turbine in North Ayrshire was believed to belong to the renewable power company Infinis. It was one of 15 built to supply 20,000 homes.


Benzinga Insights: Why Ron Paul Will Win Iowa!

More than just an analysis of how I think things will play out is my hope, for the future of this nation, that Ron Paul is the nominee. As I have said before, I am not a Republican. I believe some things need to be socialized. I believe big business is too big, too powerful, and its powers are a harm to liberty. I believe the wars are a mistake , and the military is too big. Ron Paul and I would disagree on many issues. I don't feel the gold standard is an acceptable monetary policy, and cutting government back to the extreme he's advocated is not workable. However, these are policy differences, They can be negotiated or legislated into a compromise. But on liberty, on human rights, and on the Constitution, Ron Paul is the only candidate 'who gets it'. Without liberty, tax cuts or tax hikes, balanced budgets or deficits, clean air or pollution, mean nothing. Liberty is where we begin and end the conversation in America. For far too long,, government has chipped away at the rights of Americans. Ron Paul would reverse that trend. Whatever else is secondary to that prime directive. That's why I hope I am correct in predicting Ron Paul's victory in this January's Iowa Caucuses. You can reach John Thorpe by emailing john at benzinga.com, or on twitter @johndthorpe.

Ian Urbina and Jo Craven McGinty: The Perils in Gas Well Leases!

After Scott Ely and his father talked with salesmen from an energy company about signing the lease allowing gas drilling on their land in northeastern Pennsylvania, he said he felt certain it required the company to leave the property as good as new. So Mr. Ely said he was surprised several years later, when the drilling company, Cabot Oil and Gas, informed them that rather than draining and hauling away the toxic drilling sludge, stored in large waste ponds on the property, it would leave the waste, cover it with dirt and seed the area with grass. He knew that waste pond liners can leak, seeping contaminated waste. "I guess our terms should have been clearer" about requiring the company to remove the waste pits after drilling, said Mr. Ely of Dimock, Pa., who sued Cabot after his drinking water from a separate property was contaminated. "We learned that the hard way." Americans have signed millions of leases allowing companies to drill for oil and natural gas on their land in recent years, but some of these landowners, often in rural areas, and eager for quick payouts, are finding out too late what is, and what is not, in the fine print. Energy company officials say that standard leases include language that protects landowners, but a review of more than 111,000 leases, addenda and related documents by The New York Times suggests otherwise!

Shaun Walker: Putin's Poll Setback amid claims of Electoral Fraud!

Despite widespread reports of electoral fraud, Vladimir Putin's United Russia Party failed to secure the resounding victory it had hoped for in yesterday's parliamentary elections, early results indicated. With 40 percent of the votes counted, Russia's Central Election Committee said that United Russia had received just under 50 per cent in elections that were seen as a test of popularity ahead of a presidential vote next March, when Mr Putin intends to return to the Kremlin, after a four-year stint as Prime Minister. Official exit polls gave similar results. Despite endless positive media coverage on state-controlled television, reports of ballot stuffing and multiple voting, and pressure on public sector workers to vote for United Russia, the party's support dropped significantly from the 64 per cent it received in 2007. "It's a total disaster for the party in power," said political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky, shortly after the first exit polls were announced. Reports of foul play, designed to boost results for Mr Putin's party were widespread. Golos, the country's only independent election monitoring organization, kept a spreadsheet with thousands of violations across the country.

Mark Rockwell: White House and Bio-Weapons Prevention!

The United States is hoping to add more urgency in the international struggle to control potential bio-weapons at a bio-weapons treaty review conference in Switzerland the week of December 5. countries that are part of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) are in Geneva for the Seventh Review Conference (RevCon). The review will last three weeks. Attendees will evaluate the implementation of the treaty and chart a course for the coming years, said a statement from the White House on December 5. President Obama began underlining the US's sense of urgency concerning bio-weapons in September, when he told the UN General Assembly that biological perils need international attention. "We must come together to prevent, detect, and fight every kind of biological danger, whether it is a pandemic like H1N1, a terrorist threat, or a treatable disease," said the President on Sept. 22. The White House appointed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to lead the United States delegation to the RevCon. She will deliver the opening statement for the United States on December 7, said the White House statement. The BWC, it said, is a critical venue for advancing objectives set forth in President Obama's National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats, which emphasizes the need for multinational collaboration on concrete activities to help counter biological proliferation and bio-terrorism.


Ulsterman: White House Insider On Obama:I'd Kick His Ass!

Ulsterman: The Occupy protests, they appear to be dying down. Will they have any kind of influence on the 2012 Election? Insider: You say they are dying down, I say the last few months were just a test run. Just like all the racist bullshit that came out late summer. The "Blacks hanging from trees" and the president telling blacks to mobilize, all that was proof of what I told you about the race politics that are coming. But those examples, the race stuff, the Occupy stuff, those were just practice tests for what could be coming by next summer. You got media people saying it. "Most brutal campaign ever" they know what's coming. Some of them. They know how far this administration is gonna push to stay in power, and it's not so much Barack Obama that's doing the pushing. He's out in front, but he's got some strong motherfu-ers pushing him in the back. Big money interests. They doubled down on this investment and they ain't gonna just get up from the poker table, right? I've been at this for a long-long time, seen all kinds of sh-t that would make people wonder what the hell happened to this country, but all that time, all those years, the kinds of people got shoving him to move ahead, keep the pressure on, they have always scared the sh-t outta me! Past administrations, there has always been this element in our politics. The most dubious of special interests. That may be a piss-poor description of what they are, but let's call it that for now: They've always been around. Here and there. But this administration - the Obama White House - these people ARE the administration. They ain't just "here and there", they are IT. They created Obama, and they will use that creation to the very end. And don't ask me what the end is, 'cause I don't have a fu-ing clue!

Jonathan Stempel: Halliburton destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence.

BP Plc accused Halliburton Co of destroying evidence that the oilfield services company did inadequate cement work on the Gulf of Mexico oil well that blew out last year, and asked a federal judge to punish Halliburton. The accusation, in a BP court filing, raises the stakes of a trial, expected in February, to assign blame and damages for the April 2010 blowout of the Macondo well, which triggered the largest offshore oil spill in US history. Citing recent depositions and Halliburton's own documents, BP said Halliburton "intentionally" destroyed the results of slurry testing for the well, in part to "eliminate any risk that this evidence would be used against it at a trial." The oil company also said Halliburton appeared to have 'lost' computer evidence showing how the cement performed, with Halliburton maintaining that the information is simply "gone." BP asked US District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans, who oversees spill litigation, to sanction Halliburton by ruling that Halliburton's slurry design was "unstable," a finding of fact that could be used at trial. It also asked Barbier to direct that forensic experts be hired to find the missing computer data.

Bonnie Kavoussi: Global Financial System In Disintegration!h

Billionaire investor George Soros says that the global financial system is on the brink of collapse. Developed countries are falling into a "deflationary debt trap,'in which consumer spending falls, products become more expensive, tax revenues drop, and sovereign debt grows, Soros said last week, according to the Wall Street Journal. As a result, he said, the global financial system is in a "self-reinforcing process of disintegration." "The consequences could be quite disastrous," Soros, who was born in Hungary, said at the tenths anniversary of the International Senior Lawyers Project. Concern is mounting that the euro-zone may break up because of market pressure on European sovereign debt, which could plunge Europe into a depression, and the world into a recession. Observers are already worried that Europe could suffer a recession and subsequent slow growth for several years, even if it averts a euro-zone breakup, since products would remain expensive in the euro, making consumers more hesitant to buy them, and forcing governments to curtail budgets even more, as consumer spending falls: The markets have forced pressure on the euro-zone because of these fears. Borrowing costs for Italy and Spain recently hit record highs, which economists say are unsustainable over the long term. Either of these countries would be forced to default on their debt, if not enough investors are willing to buy their new sovereign debt at bond auctions.

The Jerusalem Fund: Iceland Recognizes Palestinian State!

Iceland has become the first western european country to recognize Palestine as an independent state. The Icelandic parliament said in a statement on its website that it has passed as a motion with 38 of 63 votes in favor of a resolution to recognize Palestine "as an independent and sovereign state" based on borders predating the six-day war of 1967. "Iceland is the first country in western Europe to take this step," Ossur Skarphedinsson, the minister for foreign affairs, told RUV, the Icelandic national broadcasting service. He said the vote had given him the authority to make the formal declaration on the government's behalf, but before doing so, he would discuss the move with other Nordic countries. The resolution, which coincided with the UN's annual day of solidarity with the Palestinian people, recognized the Palestinian Liberation Organization as the legal authority for a Palestinian state, and urged Israel and Palestine to reach a peace agreement. The vote comes shortly after the Palestinians successfully gained admission to the UN's cultural agency, Unesco. Iceland was among 11 European Unesco members to support the move. However, the suspected failure to win the required support of nine of the security council's 15 members, and a promise from the US that it would veto any council resolution endorsing membership, threatens to stall the move for full UN membership. In a message to the UN on Tuesday, the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, reaffirmed Palestine's bid for membership, saying it should complement peace negotiations, provided Israel was prepared to negotiate on the basis of 1967 borders.


Daily Mail Reporter: Hillary Clinton Worried about Election Fraud!

Hillary Clinton has revealed the US has serious concerns about Russia's parliamentary elections, after European monitors revealed the vote was heavily stacked in favor of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party. The US Secretary of State launched the attack, following reports the poll was marked 'by the convergence of the state and Putin's United Russia party', and amid allegations of ballot box stuffing. She said, during an Afghanistan summit in Bonn, Germany, that her opinion mattered less than that of the Russian voters, of whom she said 'deserved the right to know their votes were fairly cast and counted, but she added: 'Russian voters deserve a full investigation of all credible reports of electoral fraud and manipulation, and we hope in particular, that the Russian authorities will take action on reports that come forward'. 'The Russian people, like people everywhere, deserve the right to have their voices heard, and their votes counted. That means they deserve free, fair, transparent elections, and leaders who are accountable to them.' She said Washington was also concerned that internal Russian election monitors were harassed, including by cyber attacks on their web sites.

Muriel Kane: Israel Behind Militarized Brutality of US Police!

The extreme militarization of American police forces has been brought to public attention by the tactics employed against Occupy protesters, which often appear more appropriate to counter-terrorism operations than to the control of non-violent protest. According to investigative journalist Max Blumenthal, however, the proper term for this ruthless suppression of dissent should be "Israelification."In an article which begins with examples of American police training alongside Israeli security forces, Blumenthal writes, "Having been schooled in Israeli tactics perfected during a 63 year experience of controlling, dispossessing, and occupying an indigenous population, local police forces have adapted them to monitor Muslim and immigrant neighbor -hoods in US cities. Meanwhile, former Israeli military officers have been hired to spearhead security operations at American airports and suburban shopping malls, leading to a wave of disturbing incidents of racial profiling, intimidation, and FBI interrogations of innocent, unsuspect -ing people. The New York Police Department's disclosure that it deployed 'counter-terror' measures against Occupy protesters encamped in downtown Manhattan's Zuccotti Park is just the latest example of the so-called War on Terror creeping into everyday life!

Jeri Clausing: Questions Around $6 Billion Nuclear Lab?

At Los Alamos National Laboratory, scientists and engineers refer to their planned new $6 billion nuclear lab by its clunky acronym , CMRR, short for Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement Facility, but as a work in progress for three decades, and with hundreds of millions of dollars already spent, nomenclature is among the minor issues. Questions continue to swirl about exactly what kind of nuclear and plutonium research will be done there, whether the lab is really necessary and, perhaps most important, will it be safe, or could it become New Mexico's equivalent of Japan's Fukushima? As federal officials prepare the final design plans for the controversial and very expensive lab, increased scrutiny is being placed on what, in recent years has been discovered to be a greater potential for a major earthquake along the fault lines that have carved out the stunning gorges, canyons and valleys that surround the nation's premier nuclear weapons facility in northern New Mexico. Final preparations for the lab, whose high-end price tag estimate of $5.8 billion is almost more than the New Mexico's annual state budget, and more than double the lab's annual state budget, also comes as a cash-strapped Congress looks to trim defense spending and cut cleanup budgets at contaminated facilities like Los Alamos.


Yoichi Shimatsu: The Death of the Pacific Ocean!

An unstoppable tide of radioactive trash and chemical waste from Fukushima is pushing ever closer to North America. An estimated 20 millions tons of smashed timber, capsized boats, and industrial wreckage is more than halfway across the ocean, based on sightings off Midway by a Russian ship's crew. Safe disposal of the solid waste will be a monumental task, but the greater threat lies in the invisible chemical stew mixed with sea water. This new triple disaster floating from northeast Japan is an unprecedented nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) contamination event. Radioactive isotopes cesium and chemical (NBC) contamination event. Radioactive isotopes cesium and strontium are by now in the marine food chain, moving op the bio-ladder from plankton to invertebrates like squid, and then into fish like salmon and halibut. Sea animals are also exposed to the millions of tons of biological waste from pig farms and untreated sludge from tsunami-engulfed coast of Japan, transporting pathogens including the avian influenza virus, which is known to infect fish and turtles. The chemical contamination, either liquid or leached out of plastic and painted metal, will have likely have the most immediate effects of harming human health and exterminating marine animals. The toxic mess won't stop at the shoreline. Many chemical compounds are volatile and can evaporate with water to form clouds, which will eventually precipitate as rainfall across Canada and the northern United States. The long-term threat extends far inland to the Rockies and beyond, affecting agriculture, rivers, reservoirs and eventually aquifers and well water.

Martha Trowbridge: Obama's Theme Song: "I Fought the Law, and the Law Won!"

If you are an 'oldies' buff, you will probably remember a tune by the Bobby Fuller Four: "I Fought The Law, and the Law Won". All across America voices have cried out in protest to the vengeful attacks Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and others in the present administration have waged war against the United States Constitution, America's sacred traditions, and America itself. Americans have cried out in anguish, while they have witnessed the willful destruction of our great country: Obama, Holder, and their gang of "Retaliators" have gleefully waged that war, while lying straight -faced about what they are doing: Now, the law is finally catching up with them: Rather than waging an election campaign in 2012, Obama will be waging war against multiple corruption charges about to smack him on the head. So will Holder: Obama and Holder never quite "got it". Thy have not for one moment appreciated, or genuinely enjoyed their good fortunes: Have you ever heard them thank anyone who helped them along the way? Teachers, admission committees, scholarship committees, employers, political mentors, political mentors, political appointers, anyone? Why? They have been far too preoccupied by envy. Blinded to the fact that despite their vile denials, they are proof that the American Experiment does work.

Daily Mail Reporter: Fired UP: Paul and Huntsman Refuse to attend Trump's debate! trr

He's not even running for president, but Donald Trump's latest venture has some Republican candidates riled about the 'circus' it would become. It was announced Friday that the real estate mogul and Apprentice host would lead the event between White House hopefuls on December 27. The timing is crucial, since it is scheduled to take place just one week before the Iowa primary, which is the first of the 2012 election race. Ron Paul's campaign said in a statement that Trump's presence is 'beneath the office of the presidency' and an 'unwanted circus-like atmosphere.' The statement went on: 'Mr. Trump's participation as moderator will distract from questions and answers concerning important issues, such as the national economy, crushing federal government debt, the role of the federal government, foreign policy, and the like.' Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and another Republican hopeful, joined Mr Paul in rejecting the debate invitation. Not to be outdone by Mr Paul, Mr Trump issued a stinging comeback at the congressman later Sunday, calling him a 'clown-like candidate.' He also pointed out that Trump's own favourability eclipsed Paul's during rumors of his own possible candidacy. Trump told the New York Daily News: 'I am glad that he and Jon Huntsman, who has inconse -quential poll numbers or a chance of winning, will not be attending the debate and wasting the time of the viewers who are trying very hard to make a very important decision.'

Marc Pitzke: A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses!

The US Republican race is dominated by ignorance, lies and scandals. The current crop of candidates have shown such a basic lack of knowledge that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein. The Grand Old Party is ruining the entire country's reputation. Africa is a country. In Libya, the Taliban reigns. Muslims are terrorists, most immigrants are criminal, all Occupy protesters are dirty, and women who feel sexually harassed, well, they shouldn't make such a big deal about it. Welcome to the wonderful world of US Republicans, or rather to the twisted world of what they call "their presidential campaigns." For months now, they've been traipsing around the country with their traveling circus, from one debate to the next, one scandal to another, putting themselves forward for what's still the most powerful job in the world. As it turns out, there are no limits to how far they will stoop. It's true that on the road to the White House all sorts of things can happen, and usually do. No campaign can avoid its share of slip-ups, blunders and embarrassments. Yet this time around, it's just not that funny anymore. In fact, it's utterly horrifying! It's horrifying because these eight so-called, would-be candidates are eagerly ruining not only their own reputations and that of their party, the party of Lincoln lore. Worse, they're ruining the reputation of the United States. They lie. They cheat. They exaggerate. They bluster. They say one idiotic, ignorant, outrageous thing after another. They've shown such stark lack of knowledge, political, economic, geographic, historical, that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein, and even cause their fellow Republicans to cringe. "When did the GOP lose touch with reality?" wonders Bush's former speechwriter David Frum in New York Magazine. In the New York Times, Kenneth Duberstein, Ronald Reagan's former chief of staff, called this campaign season a "reality show," while Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan confidante Peggy Noonan even spoke of a "freek-show."


William Norman Grigg: The Making of a Prison Society!

"That's why you shouldn't bring kids to protest." This taunt, which issued from the sneering lips of an armored riot policeman, struck Don Joughin with the force of a billy-club as he tried to comfort his children, a three-year-old and a newborn, after they had been showered with a chemical agent by a riot policeman. That assault did not take place during any of the recent "Occupy" inspired protests. It occurred in August 2002, during a fundraising visit by then-President George W. Bush to Portland, Oregon. In keeping with then-recently established "security" protocols, local police were deployed in riot gear to keep demonstrators confined inside "free speech zones", located several blocks away from the motorcade route. Joughin, who was accompanied by his wife and three children, was present when police unleashed a pepper-spray fusillade against a small group of protesters who had taken a few steps outside the designated "protest zone." After the police attack began, Joughin and his family attempted to leave, but found themselves penned in. Acting on the tragically innocent assumption that the police were present in order to keep the peace, Joughin politely asked the officer obstructing an exit how he and his family the turbulent intersection. "He pointed and said to exit to the north -east, into the spraying police opposite him," Joughin recalled. With his family in danger of being trampled by protesters fleeing the chemical barrage, Joughin asked the officer to let him and his family through. "He looked at me, and drew out his can from his hip, and sprayed directly at me," Joughin recalled. He didn't bear the brunt of that criminal assault, but his three -year-old caught some of the blast. The assailant then turned on Joughin's wife and the infant "and doused both of their heads completely from a distance of less than three feet," Joughin testified. While his children were screaming in agony, Joughin pleaded with the cops to allow him and his family to leave and seek help. They responded by closing ranks and blocking the Joughin family's escape. The last thing Joughin and his traumatized family heard as they left the scene, was the sadistic taunt hurled by one of the tax-devouring thugs, who had assaulted the children with a chemical weapon.

Michael McAuliff: White House Threatens Veto of Indefinite Detention Bill

Accusing the Senate of "political micro-management" of national security, the White House Friday stood by its threat to veto a defense bill over controversial military detention provisions: The National Defense Authorization Act, passed Thursday by the Senate contains a section that spells out the military's power to detain Americans indefinitely without trial, and mandates military detention for some terrorism suspects. The White House warned last month that senior advisers would recommend a veto, saying the detainee provisions could restrict the ability of law enforce -ment to combat terrorism and "make the job of preventing terrorist attacks more difficult." It also contended that rather than clarifying the rules, the bill was adding uncertainty to the difficult legal landscape around detentions. Civil libertarians and many senators opposed to the detainee section charged that the bill was "trampling Americans' basic rights to due process. The Senate sought to soothe the objections Thursday night by adding an amendment that says the provision will not affect current law on detainees. It won almost unanimous passage in the Senate, but the compromise was not sufficient for the White House. "Republican and Democratic administrations have said that the language in this bill would jeopardize our national security by restricting flexibility in our fight against al Qaeda," spokesman Jay Carney said in his daily briefing Friday.

Saman Mohammadi: The Military Occupation of America

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." James Madison. "Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty." George Washington. "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist." Dwight D. Eisenhower! Don't say America wasn't warned. As Alex Jones has said throughout the past decade on his radio show, the military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan was a test run for what's coming: The military occupation of America: The drones, the battle-tested troops, the high-tech gadgets, the trigger-happy mercenaries, will all be used against the American people. Farms, houses, families, dreams, will all be destroyed. The ruling financial raiders will take no prisoners alive. The bankers in Washington and London have pillaged America for a century, and brainwashed its outstanding military to pillage and burn the rest of the world. Now the time has come to burn America down. They want America to be consumed by the fires of hell, and the bankers plan to use the same military that burned down Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and many other nations that opposed the diseased and satanic Western bankers. All those nations were sacrificed and conquered by the bankers on their hidden road to world government in this decade. America has to be sacrificed for their klepto-cratic world government to finally rise from the shadows of history. The grand conspiracy to destroy America can no longer be dismissed and ridiculed as a conspiracy theory thought up by paranoid freaks. Time has proven the "conspiracy theorists" and "truthers" right.


David Icke: Banker's Coups in Country after Country!

We are witnesses to a bankers' coup on country after country, in the biggest transfer of wealth and political power from people to a tiny elite in known human history. It began with the Illuminati-engineered collapse of the banking system in September 2008. This banking crisis became a government crisis, when Illuminati-controlled governments bailed out the banks and became swamped in catastrophic levels of debt. In came the Illuminati created-and-controlled IMF and European Central Bank to 'bail out' governments, which included the insistence on austerity programs for the population, selling off state assets to Illuminati corporations at knock-down prices, and now increasingly appointing bankers to become unelected political leaders of allegedly 'democratic' countries. 'Coup' is the only word to describe it, a sudden appropriation of leadership or power, a takeover'. The criminal Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, oversaw the collapse of the European economies, and now says that the only way to 'fight' the crisis is for a massive centralized superstate, exactly what the 'European project' was designed to be from the very start. Jean Monnet, the Rothschild frontman and 'Founding Father' of what has become the EU, wrote in a letter to a friend on 30th April, 1952: 'Europe's nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.' That is precisely what has happened, and is still happening!

Mackenzie Weinger: Obama Rising With Israelis?

In just a year, Jewish Israelis' opinion of President Obama has turned on its head: A majority, or 54 percent, now say they have a favorable view of the US president. A year ago, just 41 percent of those polled viewed the president positively. In 2011, 39 percent said they had a negative image. That's a 25-point upswing for Obama in Israel. The good news from Israel offsets the slight negative turn Obama has seen from Jewish American voters: In a Gallup Poll released in September, four out of 10 said they disapproved of Obama, and his ratings fell from 60 percent in June to 55 percent. Back in Israel, Obama appears in the list of top five world leaders Jews there say they admire most. With 6 percent, he comes just behind former President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, with 7 percent each, and former President Bill Clinton with 10 percent. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany reigns as the favorite with 12 percent, saying she is the leader outside Israel they most admire. Overall, the US fares extremely well with Israeli Jews, 80 percent say they have a favorable view of the country, according to the polls. However, 39 percent say they are discouraged with the Obama administration's policy in the Middle East, and just 22 percent told the pollsters they feel hopeful. The 2011 Public Opinion Poll of Jewish and Arab Citizens of Israel, conducted in conjunction with Zogby International, surveyed 1,010 people in Israel in November 2011.

Sorcha Faal: Obama Issues Ron Paul "Kill Order"!

Yes, Obama issues Ron Paul Kill Order, as Russia prepares for war! The Federal Security Service, (FSB) has reported that the "secret letter" sent to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda contains a warning that the United States President Barack Obama has issued an executive-level "kill order" against US Congressman Ron Paul, over fears this charismatic politician, who many believe could capture the Republican Presidential 2012 nomination, is about to expose to all Americans what can only be described as the largest theft in human history. According to this report, Prime Minister Noda first became aware of this "kill order" after a private meeting with Obama at last weeks ASEAN Summit meeting in Indonesia, when the American President expressed his "unconstrained joy" over the toppling of the Greek and Italian governments in bloodless coups by EU banksters, who installed to run these countries unelected former Goldman Sachs executives. Not known to many Americans is that the giant global investment firm Goldman Sachs put Obama into office by being its top donor, and after winning the Presidency put so many of its former executives into the US government, it is known as the "Wall Street Cabinet." The reason for Goldman Sachs, and other top American and European banksters putting Obama into office, this report continues, was to loot the American taxpayers of an estimated $100 Trillion, nearly $30 Trillion of which went directly into the pockets of international banksters around the world, and another $70 Trillion in lost home values, stock portfolios and pension funds. The main conduit of this massive theft was the US Federal Reserve System, which during the 2008 Financial Crisis secretly doled out, without the knowledge of the American people, over $16 Trillion to European banks and companies, and another nearly $8 Trillion in "secret loans" to the largest banks in the United States. Causing Obama and his bankster allies to fear Ron Paul, this report continues, is the Congressman's ability to hold US Congressional hearings on the $8 Trillion in secret loans to the largest banks in America without the public's knowledge exposing exposing this largest theft in human history, and laying bare for all to see the total criminality of their entire political, financial and corporate class. Though the US mainstream media has virtually ignored Ron Paul's candidacy, the American people appear to have broken through this deliberate government-ordered blackout of his Presidential run as evidenced by his rise in the polls in the first campaign States of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Should he win all of them, this would assure him the Republican nomination. The fears Ron Paul is causing among America's elite classes as he recently likened the US Federal Reserve System to "drug addiction", warning that the deception it has foisted on the public will lead to the destruction of the United States. Ron Paul further warned the American people this year that their nation was becoming a "police state." He called for the impeachment of Obama for ordering the assassination of an American citizen without charges or trial, and stated that Obama had violated the "War Powers Act" over his actions against Libya. Ron Paul's fears of a police state America being ruled by a dictatorial tyrant were recently confirmed, when the US Senate, in a 61-37 vote, gave for the first time in history, the power to the US Military to hold citizens without charges or trial indefinitely by passing a bill that was written in secret, and never openly debated. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned: "The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give THIS president, and every future president the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even US citizens could be swept up by the military, and the military could be used far from the battlefield, even within the United States itself."