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22 November 2013 @ 12:23 am
Syria, The Reality Is Quite Different. As my favourite articulator explains  
[Who writes history is the victor. Rothy lost this one and was partially unmasked. Thanks Mrs. Mum.]

Truth as an Issue
Damascus (Syria): What has been happening in Syria for the past three years? According to NATO and GCC media reports, the "regime" has shed blood to suppress a democratic revolution. However this version is contradicted by the current support for the government estimated at, according to sources, between 60 and 90 % of the population. The truth is quite different: NATO and the GCC have successively lost a war of succession and a fourth generation Nicaraguan-type war. It is they, and they alone, who organized and financed the death of 120,000 Syrians.
One of the challenges of preparing for the Geneva conference is to write the history of Syria. The NATO powers and the Gulf Cooperation Council are trying to impose their version of events which would give them a clear advantage at the negotiating table. Hence a sudden avalanche of articles and summary reports in the Western and the Gulf press.
The West and the GCC assert that the Syrian crisis is in line with the "Arab Spring ." According to this view, the "Bashar regime" would have bloodily suppressed the democratic aspirations of its people. NATO and the GCC would have then intervened to protect the civilian population.
The reality is quite different: the United States planned the destruction of Syria at a meeting on September 15, 2001, at Camp David. They began to prepare this by adopting the Syria Accountibility Act on December 12, 2003. They tried to plunge Syria into war first by causing the adoption of Resolution 1559 by the Security Council, then killing the former Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri and accusing President al-Assad of ordering the assasination. This scenario having failed, they subcontracted the war to the United Kingdom and France who prepared themselves via the Treaty of Lancaster on November 2, 2010. The signal for the commencement of operations was given by the United States from Cairo in early February 2011.
February 2011 - July 2012: the fourth generation war
From that date, and for 15 months, NATO and the GCC launched a fourth generation war, based entirely on their domination of the mass media. They convinced the world, including the Syrians, that the whole country had risen, though the most important events did not exceed 5,000 people. Thanks to snipers and commandos, they staged a bloody crackdown. However, in March-April 2012, after the fall of the Islamic Emirate of Baba Amr, Nicolas Sarkozy negotiated the withdrawal of France, while in May, the Syrians began to doubt Al-Jazeera’s reports and in June, Washington accepted its defeat at the Geneva Conference.
During this period , the combatants were either Syrian Takfirist (including 3000 captured in Baba Amr) or foreign professionals, particularly the Libyan members of al- Qaeda controlled by Abdelhakim Belhaj. Together, they formed the Free Syrian Army, flanked by British and French officers, with the logistical support of Turkey.
July 2012 - August 2013: War, Nicaragua Style
François Hollande ’s election as French president and the appointment of Laurent Fabius as Zionist Ministry of Foreign Affairs relaunched the war. Relying on CIA General David Petraeus and the expertise of Ambassador Robert S. Ford (former assistant to John Negroponte), France signalled a new war, this time Nicaragua style, by gathering the "Friends of Syria" in Paris on July 6th, 2012. Two weeks later, a mega-attack decapitated the army by assasinating members of the National Security Council. Immediately, 40,000 foreign jihadists, supported by a few thousand Syrians and supervised by French and British officers, began the assault on Damascus. This was the moment of truth. The Syrians, hitherto very passive, helped their army to defend the capital and repel the invaders. There followed a year of cruel and bloody war that killed more than 100,000 martyrs.
During this period, the United States stood back , leaving their allies to do the work on site. At most, they tried to influence Qatar and Saudi Arabia to limit the weight of jihadists and promote secular mercenaries. Recruitment centers were opened in Tunisia and Afghanistan. Airlifts were organized from Libya and Yemen to deliver tens of thousands of jihadists who came to die in Syria. As in Nicaragua, they found Syrians to support them, but ultimately they served to control the "liberated zones" rather than to fight the regular army face to face.
From August, 2013 to today: the failure of NATO
Noting their new failure, the NATO and GCC powers tried to ignore the Russian and Chinese vetoes in the Security Council. By organizing a crime to which they would attribute a huge symbolic significance, they would justify international intervention to protect civilians so they could finish by bombing the country as they did in Libya.
The chemical attack on ghoutta , August 21, 2013, was organized by NATO. The weapons were transported from a Turkish army barracks to Damascus and the usual media war was mobilized to make this episode more serious than any other event.
But the unexpected deployment of the Russian fleet off the Mediterranean coast would have forced the Pentagon to attack from the Red Sea, flying over Jordan and Saudi Arabia, that is to say, plunging their allies into the war. Washington, having given up on entering a regional conflict, U.S. diplomacy has since sought to prepare for the Geneva 2 conference.
Geneva 2
The Geneva 2 Conference, which will probably be held in late January, 2014, will put an end to three years of war. Depending on the version we retain of events, Syria will have experienced a civil war or will have been victorious against foreign aggression.
Thierry Meyssan voltairenet.org/article181052.html

(Thank you. Luck to the Syrian multi culture that is anathema to the zionist imperialists. Zionists using royal inbreds as tools would make a good article. "How can we make a profit? Sell machetes." There is a bank paper trail to the atrocity. Rwanda. Tutsis, imperialist's Hutus, who paid for the machetes? The investigation stopped suddenly. $.)

Roger Lagassé

Al-Watan (Syrie)
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 10:31 am (UTC)
Lubos: Harvard's IOP: global warming is caused by Prius owners
Various specific culprits of the global warming (which hasn't been seen for 20 years) have been proposed in the past: old white men, McDonald's consumers, the Poles, and especially we, the climate deniers, of course: the Koch brothers, Richard Lindzen, Bob Carter, and your humble correspondent, among others. Whenever we speak or write, the planet starts to boil.
But Harvard University's Institute of Politics has created a news and discussion platform called PolicyMic.com (which includes a mobile version boasting an infinite loop of URL redirects). On this forum, playwright Emmett Rensin has finally determined
The Unexpected Culprits of Climate Change Denial
He stresses that the IPCC has proved that in order to save the Solar System, it's time to become full-fledged psychopaths over global warming. Who is preventing the mankind from saving the Solar System? It's the Prius owners.
How do they do it? They do so by creating "tokenism", a false impression that some societal problem is being wrestled with even though it is not. They should burn their Prii and allow the problem to be really solved.
How does America solve the (non-existing) problem? It's easy. It must be fought just like the Nazi Germany – America has to pay 36 percent of its GDP. Maybe, this will reduce its emissions by 50 percent and one of the catastrophic 0.01 °C contributions to the global temperatures will be undone. Instead of buying a Prius, each American including babies has to sacrifice $18,000 a year.
Some of the alarmists are actually entertaining – they are able to bring their psychopathy to a new level that is original and more entertaining than other things that have been repeated by their predecessors many times. The fact that this lunatic is actually serious shouldn't prevent you from laughing our loud. You have the right to make fun of mentally handicapped people such as Mr Rensin because under the new healthcare insurance system, they now have the right to get their psychiatrists for free.
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 12:52 pm (UTC)
Breaking News Syria
Breaking News
16:12PM Damascus: Injuries reported after a mortar shell landed near al-Sebki Park

11:37AM Homs: 7 civilians reported martyred after shells hit al-Haj Atef square near schools

21:26PM Damascus countryside: 5 civilians reported injured after 5 mortar shells hit Jaramana city

20:12PM Putin: We hope for a solution to the Iranian nuclear issue approved by Tehran and the West

10:10AM Armed men attack al-Basel hospital of Deir Atieh, after the blasts, and the Army clashes with them.

10:10AM Breaking News Network reporter: a booby-trapped car, driven by a suicide bomber, has been exploded near the entrance of al-Nabek city.

10:09AM Damascus countryside: two booby-trapped cars, driven by two suicide bombers, have been detonated in Deir Atieh roundabout of al-Qalamoun.

Latest Articles
13:08PM Takfiris force out fellows from Syria town

10:58AM Saudi Arabia urges citizens to leave Lebanon

09:41AM Obamacare website failed to handle 500 users in testing

08:57AM Lebanese Army seizes car rigged with explosives

23:26PM Cairo gives police new powers against terror as students clash

21:45PM UN warns of deteriorating Gaza humanitarian situation

19:50PM Al-Yarmouk Camp: possible truce thwarted, heavy battles reignite

15:59PM Al-Qaeda faction urges Syria jihadists to unite

15:27PM EU President Van Rumpoy says no military solution in Syria

15:11PM Iran calls for real decision to stop arming terrorists in Syria

14:50PM Four British jihadists 'killed fighting for al-Qaeda in Syria'

Edited at 2013-11-22 12:54 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 12:56 pm (UTC)
SANA News Updates (1)
Lebanese Army dismantles car planted with 400-Kilogram explosives east of Lebanon Nov 22
Beirut, SANA_ The Lebanese army dismantled at dawn Friday a car booby trapped with about 500 kilograms of explosive materials on the main road between the towns of Younin and Maqna in the Bekaa Valley, north of Lebanon.
The Lebanese National News agency mentioned that the army unit imposed large security cordon and isolated the area.
The car has been dismantled after cutting traffic on the international highway.
The black Buick car was containing a large amount of explosives, including two mortar shells and TNT fingers.

Terrorists target visiting Jordanians, Syrian civilians in several provinces Nov 21
Provinces, (SANA)- Terrorists on Thursday blew up a vehicle transporting a number of Jordanian intellectuals, writers and journalists in Daraa countryside who were on a visit to Syria, wounding five of them.
Atef Zaid al-Kilani, who were in the vehicle, told SANA reporter that terrorists remotely detonated an explosive device attached to the vehicle 10 km away from the Jordanian-Syrian borders. He added that the blast caused slight injury to Issa Shtat, Jihad Ebeidat, Faiza Ahmad
Al-Kilani said this terrorist attack aimed at targeting Jordanian and other supporters who stand against the aggression facing Syria, stressing that such acts will not intimidate the Jordanian supporters or make them change their position towards Syria.
The Jordanian figures participated in a symposium held on November 18-19 by the Arab Writers Union, the Jordanian Writers Association and the Jordanian Popular Committee for Supporting the Syrian people.

Arab Writers Union condemns the attack
Arab Writers Union in Syria strongly condemned the attack which targeted the Jordanian Arab intellectuals and writers delegation while leaving Syria.
In a statement, the Union said that this aggression, committed by the armed terrorist groups against the Jordanian Arab intellectuals and writers delegation stresses the systematic targeting against all good powers which call for the halt of violence in Syria.

Terrorists' mortar shells kill 3 civilians in Homs
SANA correspondent in Homs said that three civilians were martyred and 25 others were injured due to a mortar shell attack on Haj Atef Square in al-Mahatta (station) district in Homs.

Terrorist attacks in Damascus injure 6 civilians
Meanwhile, six civilians got wounded by mortar shells fired by terrorists in several neighborhoods in Damascus.
SANA reporter quoted a Damascus Police Command source as saying that four citizens were injured as a mortar shell landed in the surrounding of Bab Touma Square.
Two other shells, the source added, fell near al-Rous Tower and the Church of the Cross in al-Qassaa area and caused material damage without casualties among the citizens.
Two citizens were also wounded by shrapnel as a shell fell near the Real Estate Bank (Branch 17) in al-Qassaa. A number of cars were damaged by the shell.
The source also mentioned that a mortar shell fell in the surrounding of al-Abbassiyeen Square, while another landed near Hisham Sinan Hospital in Berniyeh Street. No one was hurt in the attacks.
A house in Masaken Barzeh neighborhood was hit by a shell that caused great material damage without casualties.
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 12:57 pm (UTC)
SANA News Updates (2)
Iran: Beirut blasts won’t undermine Tehran’s support for resistance Nov 20
During his meeting on Wednesday with Syria's ambassador to Iran, Dr. Adnan Mahmoud, Shamkhani blamed the terrorist attack against the Iranian embassy in Beirut on the Western and regional countries backing the terrorist groups.
Congratulating Mahmoud on recent victories by the Syrian army, Shamkhani maintained that the global outlook toward Syria has changed and parties are demanding more and more attention to be paid to the will of the Syrian people.
"Things are moving in favor of the Syria people against the will of the enemies," the Iranian official asserted.
Ambassador Mahmoud, for his part, said the recent strategic victories of the Syrian army on the ground are moving in parallel with the political solution efforts and the national dialogue.
Mahmoud underlined the importance of exerting pressure on the regional and western countries to cease their support to the armed terrorist groups.
M. Ismael

The Daily Telegraph : Up to 20 Britons killed while fighting in Syria Nov 21
London, SANA_ Up to 20 Britons are believed to have been killed while fighting in Syria during their participation in fighting alongside terrorist and extremist groups, the British 'The Daily Telegraph' said.
" Such a number of the dead will fuel fears that the scale of Britons jihadists heading out to Syria is far higher than previously thought," the paper revealed.
It noted that four Britons are understood to have been killed in recent months, but security sources believe the number that have been killed is now well in to double figures.
The paper quoted a source at the British government as saying "there are also renewed fears that hundreds more young men who have gone out to the country have or will return to Britain, posing a threat here,"
The paper said that it is feared up to 350 Britons have travelled out to Syria to join jihadist groups, adding that Syria has become the number one target for would-be extremists and is a growing concern for the British security apparatus regarding the dangers of their return to Britain.
The estimate came as friends of one of the Britons believed to have died, Mohammed el-Araj, said he had been “brainwashed” at a local London mosque before heading to Syria.
Earlier, the British the guardian said that a British man called Mohammed el-Araj was killed in mid-August in Syria while fighting with the armed terrorist groups there.
El-Araj' s family, who lives west London, asserted the news.

clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
Déjavu - ‘This country is going to hell in a handbasket’
Today’s letters: ‘This country is going to hell in a handbasket’

Re: Your Tax Dollars at Waste, Charles Lammam & Hugh MacIntyre
As per usual my National Post hit my doorstep at 6 a.m. Neither -18 C temperatures nor snow keeps my diligent bike delivery guy off his job. He works very hard, as I do, and as do many, many people in Canada. Most of us are trying to be honest, and pay the myriad of taxes (sales, fees, transport and federal, etc.).
Yet cover to cover in Thursday’s National Post are articles about yet more scandal in Ottawa, yet more drug abuse by politicians, more disgusting people who commit sexual deviance, and even Al Gore “Mr. Inconvenient” being part of a billion-dollar environmental boondoggle in Ontario.
But the very best article in Thursday’s Post was “Your Tax Dollars at Waste, Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre. Finally the reason we have auditors is clear — now we just need someone to listen and act upon their revelations. The deep deception of our past and present government in Ottawa is disgusting (many more adjectives come to mind).
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
What is Behind Europe's Holocaust-Denial Laws?

A video found in the internet concerning racist hatemongering, suppression of free speech and warmongering by a minority of ruthless and insane zionist-jewish criminals, misusing the suffering of all other people including other jews to drive their aggressive globalist agenda.
It must be understand that it is a very criminal game of manipulation, lies and "psychology of the masses" of a minority of mostly "jewish" wealthy people, especially in global banking, using media, press, industry, politics, military against ALL other poeple including a majority of normal jewish people.
Also see the very good jewish documentary "Defamation".

Via News from Occupied Libya http://wp.me/p1LRsJ-2R8
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
Social media (1)
Cameron backs £15m Thatcher museum http://fw.to/aLxJmxQ - celebrating the war on the poor by building a museum for 1 of its great generals

If Thatcher was non-European this wld be an example of "cult of personality".
But she was white English so therefore it's just fucking mad.
"The campaign against Mother Agnes and the elite gatekeeping on Syria shows us how much free speech is under threat" http://rt.com/op-edge/mother-agnes-liberal-interventionists-026/

-Press TV
UK police arrest ex-Co-op Bank chairman http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/22/336015/uk-police-arrest-excoop-bank-chairman/

Twenty-six people have died after a section of the roof of a supermarket building near the Latvian capital, Riga, http://twitpic.com/dm5296

US Navy bribery: 7th official suspended http://goo.gl/VNrklr

Germans agree on anti-spying measures http://goo.gl/5MoLzp

ICC cases could destabilize East #Africa http://shar.es/8BMwa

China #pipeline blast leaves 22 dead http://shar.es/8Tol2

GMO-Free Hawaii: 'Big Island' bans biotech companies http://youtu.be/lS3tCNnEbzU

UPDATE: Death toll from Latvia mall collapse rises to 32 people - rescue service http://on.rt.com/36p713

Google’s Schmidt predicts encryption will end censorship in a decade http://on.rt.com/h1bhgj

FBI, using secretive DITU department, aids NSA’s surveillance work http://on.rt.com/d53sys

Handcuffed NC teen ends up shot dead in backseat of cop car, police deny involvement http://on.rt.com/og6ogk

Washington newspaper accuses Coast Guard of illegally seizing reporter’s notes http://on.rt.com/y802to

Colorado store makes history as first to offer recreational marijuana in the US http://on.rt.com/5c3086

Lucky Escape? Ukraine jumps from 'sinking ship', suspends EU deal http://youtu.be/p95e4LAiJWs

BREAKING: EU blackmailing Ukraine over halt in trade deal - Putin http://on.rt.com/zq4nb7

Putin: Russia ready for 3-way talks with EU & Ukraine, this is test of how serious EU's intentions are http://on.rt.com/zq4nb7

Northern Ireland 1972: A 'model' of sectarian 'divide & rule' (Op-Edge by @TonyGosling) http://on.rt.com/7dg6mu

-Net News Global
NNG: Who killed Kennedy: CIA, LBJ, or the Truly ?Unspeakable?? http://bit.ly/17ToTPL

NNG: ISIS takes over Syrian border town of Atme http://bit.ly/17ToU63

NNG: China slams US report on ?growing military presence? http://bit.ly/1bWqett

NNG: Israel to build security fence in the heart of the West Bank http://bit.ly/1c9vbxn

NNG: The worst massacre of Christians in Syria so far, and Western media and politicans ignore it. What`s our ... http://bit.ly/1e7Zjuo

NNG: `Mission is over`: Europe in shock as Ukraine kills integration plan http://bit.ly/1bXG8Us

-Breaking News
Takfiris force out fellows from Syria town http://bit.ly/1bbPAVE
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
Social media (2)
-A. Smith ?@360CNN 11h
List of 23 Infamous Obama @Whitehouse LIES and his quotes of cold-hearted broken promises, lies http://mcaf.ee/rnhzg

Fabricating and LYING about Employment Numbers simply one of DOZENS of Economic Lies Obama @Whitehouse has made http://mcaf.ee/xrg2s

With corrupt Obama @Whitehouse 3-Hop rule,NSA goons pull down 5+ MILLION facebook users data for 1 FB member request http://mcaf.ee/3tghf

NSA building a $2 Billion Quantum Computer code named Vesuvius in its Utah Spy Center http://mcaf.ee/6py1t

#Zionist corrupted Obama @Whitehouse ongoing attempts to kill online privacy rights globally http://mcaf.ee/yw9pd

Good news: #warcrimes tribunal hearing against filthy satanically evil apartheid Israel and gen. Yaron begins today http://mcaf.ee/vr9gb

Google’s Schmidt predicts encryption will end censorship in a decade http://on.rt.com/h1bhgj

Under #Zionist corrupt Obama @Whitehouse CIA = Cocaine Import Agency and mass Illegal Global Distribution of Cocaine http://mcaf.ee/vpenh

Under jive talking @BarackObama Zionist corrupted Obama @Whitehouse relabels CIA as 'Cocaine Importation Agency' http://mcaf.ee/pfhyb

North Korea joins #Zionist corrupted Obama @Whitehouse,Jewish Mafia and CIA in dealing International Illegal Drugs http://mcaf.ee/43hxu

Senator Ron Paul to Zionist corrupted Obama @Whitehouse: “Enough Is Enough, We Want Our Freedoms Back” http://mcaf.ee/804vx

Massive Blow against Obama and his Zionist Masters: Cyprus University First to Accept Bitcoins for Tuition http://mcaf.ee/t6o2k

Mainstream Media Finally Reports on #Zionist corrupted Obama @Whitehouse Funding,Sponsorship of Terrorists http://mcaf.ee/wxd5k

Shia armed Iraqi group, backed by Iran, says six mortars that landed in Saudi desert were a warning against meddling. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/11/iraqi-group-says-fired-shells-at-saudi-arabia-2013112117138729169.html

#Zionist corrupted Obama @Whitehouse funding/sponsoring overthrow of Lebanon the last bastion of Christianity http://mcaf.ee/gybcw

Racist gov decisions,arresting peaceful protestors,murder of Palestine child,genocide of Bedouins. A day in Israel http://mcaf.ee/q390k

Zionist corrupted Obama @Whitehouse hasn't even addressed the horrific Genocide of the Bedouins by Apartheid Israel http://mcaf.ee/q390k

Obama @Whitehouse orders the destruction of Mariana's Paradise Island,home of many natives,unique birds,animals http://mcaf.ee/x4cfe

USdrone killed 5 in a densely populated area of KhyberPakhtunkhwa.Pakistan shud protest strongly or drones will b all over their cities soon

A car bomb in Baghdad killed 30 people. #Iraq’s death toll for 2013 is +5,800. Precious lives reduced to news & numbers.

Crimes of (#NATO -favored) Misrata Militias. Testimony of Prisoner #Libya http://youtu.be/yNVS1Ha1mJ8

AIPAC Says Either #Obama Backs Down on #Iran Or Its #War http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2013/11/21/aipac-says-either-obama-backs-down-on-iran-or-its-war/

Weekly Report on Israel's terrorism against the State of Palestine http://zite.to/1i1z3aI

Black Budgets and Blank Cheques: The Pentagon is Bankrupting America http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/11/22/black-budgets-and-blank-cheques-the-pentagon-is-bankrupting-america/

Edited at 2013-11-22 05:28 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
Social media (3)
-ashley HandsOffSyria
I read that ISIS has banned 5th grade girls (10 years old) from going to school without wearing full niqab in Idlib

-curtis doebbler
#US to keep trrops in #Afghanistan to keep puppets in power...another #broken_promise

Libya in crisis again after more fighting breaks out against #NATO-led rebels in several place across country

-Mathaba News
Gaza War Victims Give Testimony - #mathaba: http://bit.ly/1e6svlh

More #GMO Nightmares: #Australia to Trial Forcible Vaccination Through the Release of Aerosol GMO Vaccine http://wakeup-world.com/2013/11/20/australia-to-trial-forcible-vaccination-through-release-of-aerosol-gmo-vaccine/

Sept 2013 : #Chemtrails/Geo-Engineering Temporarily Suspended in 3 Major US Cities http://wakeup-world.com/2013/09/25/chemtrails-temporarily-suspended-in-3-major-us-cities/

Health and Societal Consequences of #Geoengineering - http://aircrap.org/health-societal-consequences-geoengineering/338536/

+18!! #FSA Terrorist's Sniper attacks ANNA News Staff, kills the driver http://youtu.be/Eowl0YLt3N4

-English Pravda.Ru
The Kennedy Assassination (November 22, 1963) 50 Years Later: To briefly review, the facts are conclusive that... http://bit.ly/1bWRdVH

-Tactical Things
9/11 and the Collapse of WTC Building 7: The BBC’s Role in Distorting the Evidence and Misleading the Public http://shar.es/8Bb7E

Mainstream Media Finally Reports on U.S. Funding of Terror http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/17000-mainstream-media-finally-reports-on-u-s-funding-of-terror

Syria Uprising: Mossad, Blackwater And CIA 'Led Operations In Homs' http://huff.to/wNCqou

-Ivan Watson
The official death toll from super-typhoon Haiyan grows to 5,209 killed, with more than 1500 people still missing--Philippines News Agency

-Activist Post
My article yesterday: "Seven #Volcanoes In Six Different Countries All Start Erupting Within Hours Of Each Other"... http://fb.me/1STg3CJZh

-Democracy Now!
Watch: Our summary of today's top news headlines http://youtu.be/cGt-4rY9Pag

- nsnbc international
France is pushing for "Intervention" in Central African Republic http://wp.me/p3dxDt-a0l

-Fenia Yfandi ?@Feni_55_Crystal 1h
UK Government will defend Monsanto in GMO court case brought by civil society groups http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2013/15170-uk-government-will-defend-monsanto-in-gmo-court-case-brought-by-civil-society-groups

Military spending defies efforts to track it http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/11/22/209353/military-spending-defies-efforts.html

Pentagon’s bosses thwart accurate audit of DOD’s main accounting office http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/11/22/209356/pentagons-bosses-thwart-accurate.html
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 07:45 pm (UTC)
‘Troop pullout from Afghanistan must be supported’
UN - ‘Troop pullout from Afghanistan must be supported’
Iran’s ambassador to the UN has called for international support for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan by 2014.
Addressing the UN General Assembly on Thursday, Mohammad Khazaei expressed hope that the international community would also contribute to efforts to prepare Afghan forces to secure their country and confront terrorist threats when foreign troops pull out.
He said due regard should be paid to fighting the root causes of insecurity and instability in Afghanistan, particularly drug trade which serves as the financial lifeblood of extremists and terrorist groups.
He said prompt action should be taken to tackle the problems and challenges facing the war-torn country through international support and further efforts by the Afghan government.
The envoy noted the UN and the international community, especially Afghanistan’s neighbors, are resolute in helping restore security, stability and national unity to the country.
More http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/22/336014/foreign-forces-must-leave-afghanistan/
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
What is the real agenda of American police state?
In my last column, I emphasized that it was important for American citizens to demand to know what the real agendas are behind the wars of choice by the Bush and Obama regimes.
These are major long-term wars each lasting two to three times as long as World War II. Forbes reports that one million US soldiers have been injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
RT reports that the cost of keeping each US soldier in Afghanistan has risen from $1.3 million per soldier to $2.1 million.
Matthew J. Nasuti reports in the Kabul Press that it cost US taxpayers $50 million to kill one Taliban soldier. That means it cost $1 billion to kill 20 Taliban fighters. This is a war that can be won only at the cost of the total bankruptcy of the United States.
Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes have estimated that the current out-of-pocket and already incurred future costs of the Afghan and Iraq wars is at least $6 trillion.
In other words, it is the cost of these two wars that explain the explosion of the US public debt and the economic and political problems associated with this large debt.
What has America gained in return for $6 trillion and one million injured soldiers, many very severely?
In Iraq, there is now an Islamic government allied with Iran in place of a secular regime that was an enemy of Iran, one as dictatorial as the other, presiding over war ruins, ongoing violence as high as that during the attempted US occupation, and extraordinary birth defects from the toxic substances associated with the US invasion and occupation.
In Afghanistan, there is an undefeated and apparently undefeatable Taliban and a revived drug trade that is flooding the Western world with narcotics.
The icing on these Bush and Obama “successes” are demands from around the world that Americans and former British PM Tony Blair be held accountable for their war crimes. Certainly, Washington’s reputation has plummeted as a result of these two wars. No governments anywhere are any longer sufficiently gullible as to believe anything that Washington says.
These are huge costs for wars for which we have no explanation.
The Bush/Obama regimes have come up with various cover stories: a “war on terror,” “we have to kill them over there before they come over here,” “weapons of mass destruction,” revenge for 9/11, Osama bin Laden (who died of his illnesses in December 2001 as was widely reported at the time).
None of these explanations are viable. Neither the Taliban nor Saddam Hussein was engaged in terrorism in the US. As the weapons inspectors informed the Bush regime, there were no WMDs in Iraq. Invading Muslim countries and slaughtering civilians are more likely to create terrorists than to suppress them. According to the official story, the 9/11 hijackers and Osama bin Laden were Saudis, not Afghans or Iraqis. Yet, it wasn’t Saudi Arabia that was invaded.
Democracy and accountable governments simply do not exist when the executive branch can take a country to wars on behalf of secret agendas operating behind cover stories that are transparent lies.
More http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/14/334648/us-militarism-taking-toll-on-taxpayers/

BREAKING NEWS: PAKISTAN BLASTS At least four people killed as twin blasts rock Pakistani port city of Karachi
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
'US to threaten smaller states by upgrading nuke'
Press TV has conducted an interview with Richard Becker, with the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, from San Francisco, to discuss the United States’ recent plan to spend billions of dollars on modernizing its nuclear arsenal.
What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: Which part would you like to comment on? We are not using them in small conflicts around the world, it is what our guest [Alison Katzman] there said and also the fact that the US is a world power and there from deducting that having weapons of mass destruction gives them that edge?
Becker: Well, the idea that the previous speaker just spoke about it, the US has only used nuclear weapons once, are you kidding? Annihilating two cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, hundreds of thousands of people died immediately and hundreds of thousands of people, more died of the aftereffects of cancer, of radiation sickness; that is a pretty callous attitude to take indeed.
The idea that the United States has not used them in small conflicts, no, the United States has only threatened to use them in small conflicts; like this constant refrain that we hear from Washington that “all options are on the table”.
Everybody knows what “all options are on the table” mean; even Mike Rivero who ran for president in 2008 got up in one of the debates and you know, very unique occurrence, [he] actually said this is what it means, it means we are threatening to annihilate you with nuclear weapons when we say "all options are on the table" and the US is saying this about Iran all the time and as the leaders said here, you know Iran is being accused of potentially developing nuclear weapons and then [been] threatened with nuclear warfare.
This idea, world power and hegemony that your other guest there thinks is a good thing, I think is a terrible thing and one day it should come to an end and there should be the steps not toward modernizing nuclear weapons, but for toward getting rid of them.
Press TV: What do you think about the fact that the US possesses weapons of mass destruction and yet it is alerting the world in many ways about Iran's pursuit of what they claim weaponization of their civilian nuclear program?
Becker: I must say that perhaps Ms. Katzmen is not aware that no foreign powers invaded the United States in two hundred years. It was the British who did during the war in 1812.
"The idea that the United States is under siege or that Israel is under siege is that Israel has been the aggressor and war after war, attack after attack in the Middle East and it is not called to account for its possession of hundreds of nuclear weapons which France and the United Sates have insisted them in doing. The United States government's intention is not defensive, it is offensive."
You know this idea that Iran is a rogue state, well the real rogue state in the world is the United States. What makes the United States exceptional and refer to a lot about American exceptionalism lately is how many countries it has intervened? [Which is] hundreds since World War II; how many countries and its leaders it surveils? Virtually all of them, according to what we have learned from Edward Snowden.
So, the idea that the United States is somehow, you know, threatened by others in the world is just frankly ludicrous.
More http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/08/333622/us-means-to-threaten-smaller-states/
Interesting statement of the obvious.
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
‘Nobody cares what Netanyahu says’
Press TV has conducted an interview with Franklin Lamb, an international lawyer, about the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and six major world powers.
What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: Mr. Lamb, first of all, how are you interpreting this move by the US Secretary of State John Kerry just after his talks in Tel Aviv with Netanyahu, he is heading to Geneva and now these comments, a lot of anger from Netanyahu?
Lamb: Yes. Well, of course, he is going there because it is important. What he was doing in holding the hand of Netanyahu isn’t really that very important because twenty years of peace process is zero. What they are going to do this time is zero but what could happen in Switzerland with the Iranians and the Americans and the P5+1, this could be historic. This could be the breakthrough.
No one doubted that Netanyahu would react this way, calling it a historic mistake, catastrophic, but I remind you and since this is a family program, we have to watch our language but remember what John Kerry said about Netanyahu six months ago. He said he is a pain in the ... you know, so he is and he is on the wrong side of history. Progress is moving forward, the Americans want a deal, the Iranians and both of their allies except Israel want a deal.
Hopefully, hopefully, there will be something significant to reverse three decades of negativism between Washington and Tehran and they can do it because history shows. Remember in 2002 with Afghanistan. Look who made a deal? The Americans and the Iranians.
"So they are capable and this is important. So I think all the world’s eyes are on it, Switzerland, were hopeful, were encouraged and no one cares very much what Netanyahu is saying. He has no credibility in this region, he has almost no credibility in America. So I am not concerned about that."
Press TV: Well, you see, we are hearing about sanctions being discussed in the US Congress, Mr. Lamb, and the fact that Kerry was meeting Netanyahu, was in Tel Aviv, was seen by some as America trying to appease Israel at the same time that it is talking to Iran.
Do you think that with these comments we just heard from Netanyahu and Kerry heading to Geneva in a move that it is quite surprising for many, that this shows that the United States… we can interpret this as meaning the United States is backing away from its stance in support of Israel at least when it comes to its policies on Iran?
Lamb: Absolutely and it is not loose in one sense.
"This has been going on for some while and of course the American administration for you know better than I do, given our political system currently, doesn’t mean it is always going to be this way but the power of the Zionist make the White House have to genuflect and kowtow publically but privately I think the American position is close to the Iranian position and certainly nowhere near the Zionist position on this."
The reason Netanyahu is so upset, he knows this isn’t a problem for Israel but he wants to make sure that the trend in the Middle East is in favor of Israel and not the Islamic Republic or Syria or even, for that matter, the Americans.
More http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/08/333663/nobody-cares-what-netanyahu-says/

Could PTV do an interview with Curtis Doebler, international human rights lawyer?

Edited at 2013-11-22 08:34 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
Seven Volcanoes In Six Different Countries All Start Erupting Within Hours Of Each Other

A new island has appeared in the Pacific. A submarine eruption just off Nishino-Shima Island Japan has erupted for the first time in 40 years. The Japanese Navy noticed the explosions as boiling lava met sea water giving rise to plumes of steam and ash.
Almost 7,000 miles away in Mexico the Colima volcano blew it’s top after a period of relative calm. A steam and ash cloud rose two miles into the sky and the grumbling of the mountain could be heard in towns a few miles away.
In Guatemala the ‘Fire Mountain’ belched out lava and sent up a moderate ash cloud causing an ash fall over nearby towns. The explosions and shock waves occurring in the volcano can be felt by residents over 6 miles away. Doors and windows are reported to be rattling, but there has been no damage so far.
In Vanuatu the Yasur volcano is giving some cause for concern. Although the explosions are quite weak the continuous ash that is coming from the mountain is starting to build up on farming land.
Over to Italy and Mount Etna is putting on quite a display. The current eruption started a few days ago and has been getting stronger as time moves on. A massive eruption lit up the sky and disturbed residents yesterday. The ash cloud was high enough to see flights canceled. The lava flow was the biggest in years, and the town of Zafferana which lay in it’s path saw some damage. Lava diverters were put into place, and most of the town escaped unscathed.
The Etna eruption (Nov 17th)
In Indonesia a four mile high ash cloud is making life hard for residents. Mount Sinabung came back to life in 2010 after dormancy of hundreds of years. Occasionally coming to life after it’s 2010 awakening, the rumbling of the volcano prompted the evacuation of over 6000 people as scientists feared a major eruption. There has been no lava flows so far but the ash cloud is growing.
Still in Indonesia but on the island of Java this time Mount Merapi exploded yesterday. hundreds of people were killed when it last erupted in 2010. There is no news of casualties at this point.
So, we have eruptions big enough to prompt evacuations. Flights are canceled, and a new island pops up off the coast of Japan. I would have called that newsworthy myself but obviously I’m wrong. If I was right it would have been common knowledge right? Reports may have been on the news right?
So many volcanoes throwing so much gas, ash and particulates into the air can have an effect on climate, this is a scientific fact. I’m not saying that these volcanoes herald the start of a new ice age but the planet certainly seems to be getting a bit more active of late.
Continued large eruptions put a huge amount of particulate matter into the atmosphere, and these particles reflect sunlight away from earth and when there is enough of them up the temperatures can drop.
The Mount Pinatubo eruption lowered temperatures by around 0.5*C across the Northern Hemisphere.
Considering that we are in a cooling period anyway having so many volcanoes going off at the same time is not good. Aside from the devastating effects the lava and ash can have on the lives of those living near to them, the global impacts can be enormous.
Lost crops due to ash fall and lower temperatures can lead to hunger and famine, as happened after the Tambora eruption in 1815.
Economic losses due to lost crops and canceled flights runs into millions of dollars a day , as with the Icelandic eruption of Eyjafjallojkull (pronounced: aya fiat la u cud la) in 2010.
The spasms of the earth come without warning, but at the same time those spasms should be a wake up call to all of us that change can happen in the blink of an eye.
Better be prepared for it.
Links, pics, vid http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/11/seven-volcanoes-in-six-different-countries-all-start-erupting-within-hours-of-each-other-2828792.html
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Seven Volcanoes In Six Different Countries All Start Erupting Within Hours Of Each Other
I wonder if the extinct Scottish volcanoes will reincarnate?

Edited at 2013-11-23 10:04 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on November 22nd, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)
Knockout Game Turns Deadly? Did A 60-Year Old Woman Kill Two Teens?
‘knockout game’. We hope that this story serves as a lesson to those who think it’s ok to attack ‘defenseless’ people. Each time they attack, they may very well be the next victims. From MixedMartialArts.com and this original source link which has been down for an hour. Meanwhile, conspiracy theory forums are debating over whether this is even a legitimate story or just ‘fair warning’ to those about to attempt such a heinous act.
Knockout game turns deadly : 60 Year Old Woman Shoots and Kills 2 Teens After Being Punched
Police are still trying to piece together the events of Monday night after a woman was attacked and then fired shots into the crowd of teens that assulted her.
Beulah Montgomery, who just turned 60 yesterday, says she was walking home after purchasing lottery tickets when she says a group of teens, 7 of them, approached her. Montgomery initally thought they were going to attempt to steal her purse but says she was instead hit by one of the individuals as a second attempted to hit her. That’s when she grabbed her gun.
“All I could feel was pain and I said to myself I had made it to 60 and I wanted to atl east see 61,” she recalled. “Then I started praying and I asked the Lord to guide my hands” Montgomery says she then reached into her purse and and shot in the direction of the teens and they started to flee. However two of them didn’t make without being hit.
Beulah who is a member of her local neighborhood watch said she has always carried a gun after being mugged once before. “Its a shame you can’t walk through your own neighborhood where you are supposed to feel safe without being assulted and mistreated,” she continues. “I purchased the gun hoping I would never have to use it, but I’m glad to still be in the land of the living.”
The same cannot be said for her two victims, Montgomery fired 5 times hitting one of the teens in the chest and the other in the stomach. Because of their age police are not releasing the names at this time, but are saying the teens died as a result of the gun shot wounds. Police are still looking for the others teens who were apart of the group. Witnesses say they ran off after the gun shots were fired.
Vid http://beforeitsnews.com/u-s-politics/2013/11/knockout-game-turns-deadly-60-year-old-woman-kills-two-teens-2454582.html

We need grannies like this to take back the UK from the 5th column.