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24 April 2015 @ 10:18 am
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The US Hand in Libya’s Tragedy

In 2011, it was all the rage in Official Washington to boast about the noble “responsibility to protect” the people of eastern Libya who supposedly were threatened with extermination by the “mad man” Muammar Gaddafi. We also were told endlessly that, back in 1988, Gaddafi’s agents had blown Pan Am 103 out of the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland.

The R2Pers, led by then-National Security Council aide Power with the backing of Secretary of State Clinton, convinced President Barack Obama that a “humanitarian intervention” was needed to prevent Gaddafi from slaughtering people whom he claimed were Islamic terrorists.

As this U.S.-orchestrated bombing campaign was about to begin in late March 2011, Power told a New York City audience that the failure to act would have been “extremely chilling, deadly and indeed a stain on our collective conscience.” Power was credited with steeling Obama’s spine to press ahead with the military operation.

Under a United Nations resolution, the intervention was supposed to be limited to establishing no-fly zones to prevent the slaughter of civilians. But the operation quickly morphed into a “regime change” war with the NATO-led bombing devastating Gaddafi’s soldiers who were blown to bits when caught on desert roadways.

Yet, the biggest concern in Official Washington was a quote from an Obama’s aide that the President was “leading from behind” – with European warplanes out front in the air war – when America’s war hawks said the United States should be leading from the front.

At the time, there were a few of us who raised red flags about the Libyan war “group think.” Though no one felt much sympathy for Gaddafi, he wasn’t wrong when he warned that Islamic terrorists were transforming the Benghazi region into a stronghold. Yes, his rhetoric about exterminating rats was over the top, but there was a real danger from these extremists.

And, the Pan Am 103 case, which was repeatedly cited as the indisputable proof of Gaddafi’s depravity, likely was falsely pinned on Libya. Anyone who dispassionately examined the 2001 conviction of Libyan agent Ali al-Megrahi by a special Scottish court would realize that the case was based on highly dubious evidence and bought-and-paid-for testimony.

Megrahi was put away more as a political compromise (with a Libyan co-defendant acquitted) than because his guilt was proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Indeed, by 2009, the conviction was falling apart. Even a Scottish appeals court expressed concern about a grave miscarriage of justice. But Megrahi’s appeal was short-circuited by his release to Libya on compassionate grounds because he was suffering from terminal prostate cancer.

Yet the U.S. mainstream media routinely called him “the Lockerbie bomber” and noted that the Libyan government had taken “responsibility” for the bombing, which was true but only because it was the only way to get punitive sanctions lifted. The government, like Megrahi, continued to proclaim innocence.

A Smirking MSM
During those heady days of bombing Libya in 2011, it also was common for the MSM to smirk at the notion that Megrahi was truly suffering from advanced prostate cancer since he hadn’t died as quickly as some doctors thought he might. Then, in September 2011, after Gaddafi’s regime fell, Megrahi’s family invited the BBC and other news organizations to see Megrahi struggling to breathe in his sick bed.

His son, Khaled al-Megrahi, said, “I know my father is innocent and one day his innocence will come out.” Asked about the people who died in the Pan Am bombing, the son said: “We feel sorry about all the people who died. We want to know who did this bad thing. We want to know the truth as well.”

But it was only after Megrahi died on May 20, 2012, that some elements of the MSM acknowledged grudgingly that they were aware of the many doubts about his conviction all along. The New York Times’ obituary carried a detailed account of the evidentiary gaps that were ignored both during the trial in 2001 and during the bombing of Libya in 2011.

The Times noted that “even some world leaders” saw Megrahi
“as a victim of injustice whose trial, 12 years after the bombing, had been riddled with political overtones, memory gaps and flawed evidence. … Investigators, while they had no direct proof, believed that the suitcase with the bomb had been fitted with routing tags for baggage handlers, put on a plane at Malta and flown to Frankfurt, where it was loaded onto a Boeing 727 feeder flight that connected to Flight 103 at London, then transferred to the doomed jetliner.”

Besides the lack of proof supporting that hypothesis was the sheer implausibility that a terrorist would assume that an unattended suitcase could make such an unlikely trip without being detected, especially when it would have been much easier to sneak the suitcase with the bomb onto Pan Am 103 through the lax security at Heathrow Airport outside London.

The Times’ obit also noted that during the 85-day trial,
“None of the witnesses connected the suspects directly to the bomb. But one, Tony Gauci, the Maltese shopkeeper who sold the clothing that forensic experts had linked to the bomb, identified Mr. Megrahi as the buyer, although Mr. Gauci seemed doubtful and had picked others in photo displays. …
“The bomb’s timer was traced to a Zurich manufacturer, Mebo, whose owner, Edwin Bollier, testified that such devices had been sold to Libya. A fragment from the crash site was identified by a Mebo employee, Ulrich Lumpert. Neither defendant testified. But a turncoat Libyan agent testified that plastic explosives had been stored in [Megrahi’s co-defendant’s] desk in Malta, that Mr. Megrahi had brought a brown suitcase, and that both men were at the Malta airport on the day the bomb was sent on its way.”

In finding Megrahi guilty, the Scottish court admitted that the case was “circumstantial, the evidence incomplete and some witnesses unreliable,” but concluded that “there is nothing in the evidence which leaves us with any reasonable doubt as to the guilt” of Megrahi.

However, the evidence later came under increasing doubt. The Times wrote: “It emerged that Mr. Gauci had repeatedly failed to identify Mr. Megrahi before the trial and had selected him only after seeing his photograph in a magazine and being shown the same photo in court. The date of the clothing sale was also in doubt.” Scottish authorities learned, too, that the U.S. Justice Department paid Gauci $2 million for his testimony.

As for the bomb’s timer, the Times noted that the court called Bollier “untruthful and unreliable” and “In 2007, Mr. Lumpert admitted that he had lied at the trial, stolen a timer and given it to a Lockerbie investigator. Moreover, the fragment he identified was never tested for residue of explosives, although it was the only evidence of possible Libyan involvement.
“The court’s inference that the bomb had been transferred from the Frankfurt feeder flight was also cast into doubt when a Heathrow security guard revealed that Pan Am’s baggage area had been broken into 17 hours before the bombing, a circumstance never explored. Hans Köchler, a United Nations observer, called the trial ‘a spectacular miscarriage of justice,’ words echoed by [South African President Nelson] Mandela.”

In other words, Megrahi’s conviction looked to have been a case of gross prosecutorial misconduct, relying on testimony from perjurers and failing to pursue promising leads (like the possibility that the bomb was introduced at Heathrow, not transferred from plane to plane to plane). And those problems were known prior to Megrahi’s return to Libya in 2009 and prior to the U.S.-supported air war against Gaddafi in 2011.

Yet, Andrea Mitchell at MSNBC and pretty much everyone else in the MSM repeated endlessly that Megrahi was “the Lockerbie bomber” and that Libya was responsible for the atrocity, thus further justifying the “humanitarian intervention” that slaughtered Gaddafi’s soldiers and enabled rebel militias to capture Tripoli in summer 2011.

Al-Qaeda Hotbed
Similarly, there was scant U.S. media attention given to evidence that eastern Libya, the heart of the anti-Gaddafi rebellion, indeed was a hotbed for Islamic militancy, with that region supplying the most per-capita militants fighting U.S. troops in Iraq, often under the banner of Al-Qaeda.

Despite that evidence, Gaddafi’s claim that he was battling Islamic terrorists in the Benghazi region was mocked or ignored. It didn’t even matter that his claim was corroborated by a report from U.S. analysts Joseph Felter and Brian Fishman for West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center.

In their report, “Al-Qaeda’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq,” Felter and Fishman analyzed Al-Qaeda documents captured in 2007 showing personnel records of militants who flocked to Iraq for the war against the Americans. The documents showed eastern Libya providing a surprising number of suicide bombers who traveled to Iraq to kill American troops.

Felter and Fishman wrote that these so-called Sinjar Records disclosed that while Saudis comprised the largest number of foreign fighters in Iraq, Libyans represented the largest per-capita contingent by far. Those Libyans came overwhelmingly from towns and cities in the east.

“The vast majority of Libyan fighters that included their hometown in the Sinjar Records resided in the country’s Northeast, particularly the coastal cities of Darnah 60.2% (53) and Benghazi 23.9% (21),” Felter and Fishman wrote, adding that Abu Layth al‐Libi, Emir of Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), “reinforced Benghazi and Darnah’s importance to Libyan jihadis in his announcement that LIFG had joined al‐Qa’ida.”

Some important Al-Qaeda leaders operating in Pakistan’s tribal regions also were believed to have come from Libya. For instance, “Atiyah,” who was guiding the anti-U.S. war strategy in Iraq, was identified as a Libyan named Atiyah Abd al-Rahman.

It was Atiyah who urged a strategy of creating a quagmire for U.S. forces in Iraq, buying time for Al-Qaeda Central to rebuild its strength in Pakistan. “Prolonging the war [in Iraq] is in our interest,” Atiyah said in a letter that upbraided Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi for his hasty and reckless actions in Iraq.

After U.S. Special Forces killed Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, in Pakistan, Atiyah became al-Qaeda’s second in command until he himself was reportedly killed in a U.S. drone strike in August 2011. [See Consortiumnews.com “Time Finally Ran Out for Atiyah.”]

However, to most Americans who rely on the major U.S. news media, little of this was known, as the Washington Post itself acknowledged in an article on Sept. 12, 2011, after Gaddafi had been overthrown but before his murder. In an article on the rise of Islamists inside the new power structure in Libya, the Post wrote:
“Although it went largely unnoticed during the uprising that toppled Gaddafi last month, Islamists were at the heart of the fight, many as rebel commanders. Now some are clashing with secularists within the rebels’ Transitional National Council, prompting worries among some liberals that the Islamists — who still command the bulk of fighters and weapons — could use their strength to assert an even more dominant role.”

On Sept. 15, 2011, the New York Times published a similar article, entitled “Islamists’ Growing Sway Raises Questions for Libya.” It began:
“In the emerging post-Qaddafi Libya, the most influential politician may well be Ali Sallabi, who has no formal title but commands broad respect as an Islamic scholar and populist orator who was instrumental in leading the mass uprising. The most powerful military leader is now Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the former leader of a hard-line group once believed to be aligned with Al Qaeda.”

Belhaj was previously the commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which was associated with Al-Qaeda in the past, maintained training bases in Afghanistan before the 9/11 attacks, and was listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.

Belhaj and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group denied continued allegiance to Al-Qaeda, but Belhaj was captured during George W. Bush’s post-9/11 “war on terror” and was harshly interrogated by the CIA at a “black site” prison in Thailand before being handed over to Gaddafi’s government which imprisoned and – Belhaj claims – tortured him.

The Times reported that “Belhaj has become so much an insider lately that he is seeking to unseat Mahmoud Jabril, the American-trained economist who is the nominal prime minister of the interim government, after Mr. Jibril obliquely criticized the Islamists.”

The Times article by correspondents Rod Nordland and David D. Kirkpatrick also cited other signs of growing Islamist influence inside the Libyan rebel movement:
“Islamist militias in Libya receive weapons and financing directly from foreign benefactors like Qatar; a Muslim Brotherhood figure, Abel al-Rajazk Abu Hajar, leads the Tripoli Municipal Governing Council, where Islamists are reportedly in the majority.”

It may be commendable that the Post and Times finally gave serious attention to this consequence of the NATO-backed “regime change” in Libya, but the fact that these premier American newspapers ignored the Islamist issue as well as doubts about Libya’s Lockerbie guilt – while the U.S. government was whipping up public support for another war in the Muslim world – raises questions about whether those news organizations primarily serve a propaganda function.

Gaddafi’s Brutal Demise
Even amid these warning signs that Libya was headed toward bloody anarchy, the excited MSM coverage of Libya remained mostly about the manhunt for “the madman” – Muammar Gaddafi. When rebels finally captured Gaddafi on Oct. 20, 2011, in the town of Sirte – and sodomized him with a knife before killing him – Secretary of State Clinton could barely contain her glee, joking in one interview: “We came, we saw, he died.”

The months of aerial slaughter of Gaddafi’s soldiers and Gaddafi’s own gruesome death seemed less amusing on Sept. 11, 2012, when Islamic terrorists overran the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, killing U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. diplomatic personnel. In the two-plus years since, Libya has become a killing ground for rival militias, including some now affiliated with the Islamic State.

As the BBC reported on Feb. 24, 2015, the Islamic State
“has gained a foothold in key towns and cities in the mostly lawless North African state [Libya], prompting Egypt – seeing itself as the bulwark against Islamists in region – to launch air strikes against the group. …
“IS has launched its most high-profile attacks in Libya, bombing an upmarket hotel in the capital, Tripoli, in January, and releasing a video earlier this month showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians it had kidnapped. On 20 February, it killed at least 40 people in a suicide bombing in the eastern town of al-Qubbah.”

Now, the chaos that the U.S.-sponsored “regime change” unleashed has grown so horrific that it is causing desperate Libyans to climb into unseaworthy boats to escape the sharp edges of the Islamic State’s knives and other depredations resulting from the nationwide anarchy.

Thus, Libya should be a powerful lesson to Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power and the other R2Pers that often their schemes of armed “humanitarianism” can go badly awry and do much more harm than good. It should also be another reminder to the MSM to question the arguments presented by the U.S. government, rather than simply repeating those dubious claims and false narratives.

But neither seems to be happening. The “liberal interventionists” – like their neoconservative allies – remain unchastened, still pumping for more “regime change” wars, such as in Syria. Yet, many of these moral purists are silent about the slaughter of ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, Palestinians in Gaza, or now Houthis and other Yemenis dying under Saudi bombs in Yemen.

It appears the well-placed R2Pers in the Obama administration are selective in where that “responsibility to protect” applies.

Samantha Power, now serving as U.S. ambassador to the UN, remains the same self-righteous scold denouncing human rights abuses in places where there are American-designated “bad guys” while looking the other way in places where the killing is being done by U.S. “allies.” As for Hillary Clinton, she is already being touted as the presumptive Democratic nominee for President.

Meanwhile, the MSM has conveniently forgotten its own propaganda role in revving up the war on Libya in 2011. So, instead of self-reflection and self-criticism, the mainstream U.S. media is filled with condemnations of the Europeans for their failure to respond properly to the crisis of some 900 Libyans apparently drowning in a desperate attempt to flee their disintegrating country.

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Source http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-us-hand-in-libyas-tragedy/5444887
clothcapclothcap on April 24th, 2015 09:04 pm (UTC)
Daily Beast Reports Jihadists Are Flocking to Libya; Will Networks Report?
[Just a reminder for the Benghazi crap investigators]
By Paul Bremmer May 7, 2014
The Daily Beast on Tuesday drew attention to an important story that has been under-reported by the major broadcast networks. According to an article written by Eli Lake, Libya has become a hub for al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists since the September 2012 Benghazi attacks. This information came from various “current and former U.S. counterterrorism officials.”
Lake summarized the situation in his second and third paragraphs:
Not only does al Qaeda host Ansar al-Sharia, one of the militias responsible for the Benghazi attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. But U.S. intelligence now assesses that leaders from at least three regional al Qaeda affiliates—al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and members of the organization of Al-Mulathameen Brigade loyal to Algerian terrorist, Mokhtar BelMokhtar—have all established havens in the lawless regions of Libya outside the control of the central government.
One U.S. military contractor working on counter-terrorism in Africa summed up the situation in Libya today as simply, “Scumbag Woodstock.” The country has attracted that star-studded roster of notorious terrorists and fanatics seeking to wage war on the West.
But this didn’t just start happening after the Benghazi attacks. It seems that al Qaeda affiliates were already infesting Libya before Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were murdered. Lake wrote:
The collapse of security in Libya comes as the House of Representatives forms a special committee to investigate the 9/11 anniversary attacks in Benghazi. Those strikes, according to an investigation from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, were the work of individuals with clear links to al Qaeda. The report says that already in the summer before the Benghazi attacks the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency had produced reports on how al Qaeda affiliates were establishing havens in Libya.
This is important and timely news, given Congress’s present investigation into the Benghazi attacks. It deserves coverage from the mainstream media, particularly the Big Three broadcast networks.
More http://newsbusters.org/blogs/paul-bremmer/2014/05/07/daily-beast-reports-jihadists-are-flocking-libya-will-networks-report#sthash.lt6jlfZt.dpuf
clothcapclothcap on April 24th, 2015 09:19 pm (UTC)
The Relentless Jewish Campagn Against Islam
April 24, 2015
[Image "Killing jews is worship that draws us close to allah."]
These inflammatory ads on NYC buses are sponsored by a pro-Israel group.
Just as in the lead-up to World War Two, the new Nazis are Muslims. Illuminati Jewish bankers pit the West against Islam in a third world war that will kill more goyim and usher in the New World Order.
Below, Andrew counters this campaign by offering insight into the founder of Islam, Mohammed.
by Andrew (henrymakow.com)
For the last few months, I've reviewed accurate narratives about the life of Mohammed. The last great prophet died at the age of 63. On his deathbed, he attributed his premature death to his poisoning at the hands of an Arabian Jewess who successfully poisoned not only him but also other lieutenants who actually died immediately.
Mohammed died years later in 632 AD. The Jews of Arabia during Mohammed's day were the primary merchants of spirits and wines which Mohammed forbade his followers, so they naturally worked indefatigably to nip their Islamic problem "in the bud" so to speak. This poisoning of the Islamic leadership was only one of numerous attempts to eliminate the Muslims from Arabia while the movement was still in its infancy.
[Image] (Left, "American Freedom Defense Initiative" President, Pamela Geller.)

Today, the attack is fiercer than ever except now it takes the form of THE BIG LIE in a relentless campaign of defamation against Islam. As Abdullah Ganji, the managing-director of an influential Iranian newspaper recently explained, the Jewish media continuously presents an ugly, violent, homicidal and false face of Islam to the world in order to prepare everyone for the gruesome Islamic genocide of World War III in a few years.
In order to counter the phony ISIS message of DEATH TO ALL INFIDELS, I thought it was time to tell the truth. What follows is a synopsis written in the 1930s of Essad Bey's biography, Mohammed. - See more at: http://www.henrymakow.com/
Conflict of imaginary gods contrasted with mossie, chrispie same god.

Edited at 2015-04-24 11:01 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on April 25th, 2015 01:56 pm (UTC)
Re: The Relentless Jewish Campagn Against Islam
Henry Makow. Just another CRANK.

"Dr Henry Makow (born 1949) is what you get when you cross a whiny, Warren Farrellian men's rights activist with a paranoid, David Ickian conspiracy theorist. In Makow's warped imagination, the world is being controlled by nefarious Judeo-Masonic/Satanic/Communist forces spearheaded by the Rockefeller Foundation, to which feminism can be attributed as a scheme designed to encourage women not to have children as part of greater depopulation efforts. He also designs board games...................................................
Makow had a falling out with fellow crank Jeff Rense over Makow's insistence that the Fukushima accident was intentional. Rense didn't believe him, and refused to continue linking to Makow. Makow then teamed up with Rense's 7th wife to claim Rense has Narcissistic Personality Disorder.[11] Makow maintains a section on his site dedicated to pointing out Rense's character flaws.[12]

His nutty writings can also be found on Whale.to, Jesus-is-savior.com, and on Alex Jones' site PrisonPlanet."
Re: The Relentless Jewish Campagn Against Islam - (Anonymous) on May 24th, 2015 12:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on April 24th, 2015 10:14 pm (UTC)
11-Year-Old Boy Removed From Mother For Defending Her Need For Medicinal Cannabis
Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
Yesterday Shona Banda, the Kansas medical marijuana activist whose home was searched after her 11-year-old son challenged anti-pot propaganda at school, failed to regain custody of the boy, who is now under the control of Child Protective Services (CPS). “I am not giving up,” Banda said after yesterday’s family court hearing. “I will get him, and I am not going to stop until I do.”
– From the Reason article: Police Say Kidnapping Medical Marijuana Activist’s 11-Year-Old Son Is for ‘the Child’s Well-Being’
Taking a child away from its parents is one of the most serious and emotionally traumatizing things you can do. Anyone tasked with such extraordinary power should take the responsibility extremely seriously. Unfortunately, that’s not how Child Protective Services (CPS) in Kansas sees things.
More http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-24/11-year-old-boy-removed-mother-defending-her-need-medicinal-cannabis
Monsanto is moving to patent GMO marijuana in Uruguay. The liver-spotted hand of George Soros is all over this:
toys for tits
In a rational world, I don't understand how lawmakers can be so focused on one drug to restrict doctors in their treatments of patients, especially when those doctors can prescribe much stronger medication such as opiates.
Beam Me Up Scotty
Money! Big Pharma isn't in the cannabis business, and they can't patent it. Big Alchohol and Big Pharma are the two biggest industries lobbying AGAINST marijuana. It's not all about that bass, its all about the money.
The state just created a warrior that will never stop fighting them. To answer your question most lawmakers are mis-informed or in the pocket of the Pharma corps, I donated. Pharma's biggest nightmare, people grow a plant that treats 90% of what they make a boat load of money off of.
No shadow of excuse. Evil thugs with brass badges.
I actually work with someone who has Crohn's, and it's a real bitch for him. And it's not like this lady is out to lunch thinking cannabis helps with it. From the National Institutes of Health:
Although the primary end point of the study (induction of remission) was not achieved, a short course (8 weeks) of THC-rich cannabis produced significant clinical, steroid-free benefits to 10 of 11 patients with active Crohn's disease, compared with placebo, without side effects.
Ever wonder why so many Nordics like Swedes are so attractive? They practiced eugencis in the 1930s up to probably the 1970s. Retards and even hyperactive kids and people were sterlized.
It sounds barbaric until you walk around a Wal Mart and McDonalds.

There isn't much chance of the UKites doing anything about their two tier system already in place. A chance with armed yanks? Who knows. Gun sales went up when Obama started to try and impose a UK type ban. Seems ppl are waking up over there.
Imagine Libya here. It is still legal to own a gun in the UK.
For all that I love Farage's cartoon demeanor of a ppl's 5th columnist I don't see any change in the rate of transfer of wealth and control of freedom diminishing even if UKIP got 14% of the vote.

Edited at 2015-04-24 10:15 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 24th, 2015 10:17 pm (UTC)
The governments are not afraid of the people.
clothcapclothcap on April 24th, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
Darna (Dernah) S.E. of Benghazi is still churning out "jihadists" graduates. Intelligence services know this. Have known this before I knew it in 2012.
clothcapclothcap on April 24th, 2015 11:26 pm (UTC)
But it's true
(Anonymous) on April 26th, 2015 01:30 am (UTC)
Re: But it's true. Max just another CRANK.""
"Those who’ve seen Keiser on TV know him as a quirky, nervous man with a habit of stretching bad jokes beyond their breaking point. Those characteristics can be either endearing or irritating, depending on your taste. His program is largely devoted to promoting, at great length, crackpot theories about economics — particularly about the malfeasance of the banking system and the benefits of the gold standard. He does this with the help of others with similar beliefs to his, rarely allowing the intrusion of contrary ideas, leaving him free to take his theories to their extreme. When confronted with a mild reminder that his preconceived ideas may be wrong, he falls back on the word of those who share his beliefs, and on assertions that he has secret information to which only a select few are privy. This type of propaganda is largely self-debunking so there’s no need to belabor the point, but anyone who takes joy in the deaths of innocent people because of a failed business deal is not only undeserving of hosting a television program, they’re beneath contempt. Even a station with RT’s biases should question their allowing such ideas on the air."
Re: But it's true. Max just another CRANK. - (Anonymous) on May 24th, 2015 12:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2015 08:54 am (UTC)
‘West must give billions in aid to countries decimated by its foreign policy’
April 24, 2015
Western powers need to end their war policy in the Middle East, recognize the responsibility for the catastrophe in the region, and pump billions of pounds of emergency aid into the destroyed countries, Chris Nineham of the Stop The War coalition told RT.
EU leaders held an emergency summit on Thursday, looking for ways to tackle the crisis.
RT: Just before the summit, European Council President Donald Tusk said “the best way to protect people from drowning is by ensuring that they do not get on the boats in the first place.” How can the EU prevent people from getting on the boats?
Chris Nineham: We haven’t heard the full details of what the summit is saying but it seems to me that unfortunately we see the continuation of the policy that has been conducted so far which is a military and a police attempt to physically stop the migrants and the people smugglers from getting across the Mediterranean. This seems to me to be completely wrongheaded; this seems to me to be a shameful policy. What needs to happen - there needs to be a massive stepping up of the search and rescue operation on the one hand, and an emergency plan to find ways of resettling these tens of thousands of migrants in safety inside Europe. Those things don’t even seem to be being considered.
RT: Chaos and conflict in Libya is widely blamed for the surge in human trafficking. Is it possible to tackle this problem, while there's no functioning government in that country?
CN: First of all the immediate desperate, almost unimaginable crisis needs to be addressed, and there needs to be a swift emergency humanitarian response, and not this kind of war on the migrants that is so far all that we are getting from the EU. Then we can move on and talk about the push factors, as people call them, which is the real issue here. And when we do, we have to recognize that the reason these people are fleeing is largely because the Western counties have been involved in causing mayhem in Libya, in Syria where many of the refugees are coming from, Afghanistan, other areas of the Middle East. These countries are war-torn because of the last 15 years of war that has been conducted by the Western powers, the so-called war on terror. We need to end that policy, we need to recognize that the west is largely responsible for this desperate catastrophe, and we need to pump millions and millions of pounds of aid, billions of pounds of emergency aid into these countries.
RT: But is this likely to happen?
More http://rt.com/op-edge/252701-eu-emergency-summit-migrants-resolution/
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2015 09:05 am (UTC)
Keiser Report
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss gyrocopters and glitter bombs as a solitary acts of Global Insurrection Against Bankster Occupation (GIABO) in a day of gulags when organising collective actions can be extremely dangerous. They also discuss Kim Dotcom’s plans for an equity crowdfunding campaign for MegaNet and the ‘inconceivable’ negative interest rates on some mortgages in Spain. In the second half, Max interviews Professor John Mill Ackerman about protest parties in Mexico, including Morena, and the economic crisis driving them.


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss how it is that the cultists, conspiracy theorists and crackpots as unemployed journalists refer to bloggers and alternative media have been ages ahead of bootlicking, war-pushing, no-talking about TTIPing mainstream media. In the second half, Max interviews Tom Coughlin of BullionCapital.com about the company’s gold trading platform, the fate of the LBMA and more.

clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2015 10:10 am (UTC)
Eulex Report Exposes EU's Complete and Total Failure in Kosovo
Kosovo- Is a criminal state.
Kosovo was mentioned just the other day, here at the blog, in the post: Serbian President’s Plane takes Harrowing Plunge- US concerns about Serbian/Russian Cooperation?
You're supposed to believe the EU 'failed' to reign in the corruption. This claim of failure is the same as the blowback meme- Hollow words. Devoid of meaning. Just spoken or written to give cover to any number of situations/outcomes that could be easily predicted & prevented had some person or group actually desired to do so.
I personally doubt the EU did anything but apply lipstick to Kosovo pig. Or to use a different metaphor- The window dressing, did exactly that which is was designed to do. Nothing.
(Something that is intended to make a person or thing seem better or more attractive but that does not have any real importance or effect)
When you think about Kosovo and it's many failings- Think about the future terror states of Ukraine & Kurdistan for this is their future. The one that is being written for them, by the global war/terror machine.
Continues http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/eulex-report-exposes-eus-complete-and.html
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2015 03:42 pm (UTC)
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert, in a double-header, reveal the pale riders of the rigged market apocalypse - from the patsy from the hell that is Hounslow to the ‘short of a lifetime’ guaranteed to deliver Armageddon in a wasteland of declining McWages.


Why Nav Sarao Had To Be Destroyed: He Found A Way To Beat The HFTs At Their Own Game
Today, we find precisely how and why Sarao was singled out: he not only ratted out the parasitic trading strategies of the real culprits behind the broken market, the massive HFT firms (such as Virtu which just went public just a day before the Sarao charges were filed) which gave the "regulators" no choice: one of them had to be put away for good, but found a way to capitalize on the algos' stupidity, and actually make money by beating them at their own game. As such, regulators and exchanges such as the CFTC and CME had no choice but arrest him and prevent him from trading ever again!
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2015 04:15 pm (UTC)
From a comment at VT
Only read the first few pages. I'll read the rest later.
The Myth of the Six Million
by David Hoggan

Edited at 2015-04-25 05:46 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2015 05:55 pm (UTC)
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clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2015 05:58 pm (UTC)
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Edited at 2015-04-25 06:00 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
A confrontation between the CIA's AQ and Saddam's ghost squad, ISIS?
Grab a seat.
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
T's me off a little. The plastic bag garbage heap in the middle of the Pacific. Everyone is in a rush to avoid its development. Nature got there first. The site needs study to discover how nature has accelerated its breakdown.