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12 January 2016 @ 06:41 pm
The Proof Is In: The US Government Is The Most Complete Criminal Organization In Human History  

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Unique among the countries on earth, the US government insists that its laws and dictates take precedence over the sovereignty of nations. Washington asserts the power of US courts over foreign nationals and claims extra-territorial jurisdiction of US courts over foreign activities of which Washington or American interest groups disapprove. Perhaps the worst results of Washington’s disregard for the sovereignty of countries is the power Washington has exercised over foreign nationals solely on the basis of terrorism charges devoid of any evidence.

Consider a few examples. Washington first forced the Swiss government to violate its own banking laws. Then Washington forced Switzerland to repeal its bank secrecy laws. Allegedly, Switzerland is a democracy, but the country’s laws are determined in Washington by people not elected by the Swiss to represent them.

Consider the “soccer scandal” that Washington concocted, apparently for the purpose of embarrassing Russia. The soccer organization’s home is Switzerland, but this did not stop Washington from sending FBI agents into Switzerland to arrest Swiss citizens. Try to imagine Switzerland sending Swiss federal agents into the US to arrest Americans.

Consider the $9 billion fine that Washington imposed on a French bank for failure to fully comply with Washington’s sanctions against Iran. This assertion of Washington’s control over a foreign financial institution is even more audaciously illegal in view of the fact that the sanctions Washington imposed on Iran and requires other sovereign countries to obey are themselves strictly illegal. Indeed, in this case we have a case of triple illegality as the sanctions were imposed on the basis of concocted and fabricated charges that were lies.

Or consider that Washington asserted its authority over the contract between a French shipbuilder and the Russian government and forced the French company to violate a contract at the expense of billions of dollars to the French company and a large number of jobs to the French economy. This was a part of Washington teaching the Russians a lesson for not following Washington’s orders in Crimea.

Try to imagine a world in which every country asserted the extra-territoriality of its law. The planet would be in permanent chaos with world GDP expended in legal and military battles.

Neoconned Washington claims that as History chose America to exercise its hegemony over the world, no other law is relevant. Only Washington’s will counts. Law itself is not even needed as Washington often substitutes orders for laws as when Richard Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State (an unelected position) told the President of Pakistan to do as he is told or “we will bomb you into the stone age.” [1]

Try to image the Presidents of Russia or China giving such an order to a sovereign nation.

In fact, Washington did bomb large areas of Pakistan, murdering thousands of women, children, and village elders. Washington’s justification was the assertion of the extra-territoriality of US military actions in other countries with which Washington is not at war.

As horrendous as all of this is, the worst of Washington’s crimes against other peoples is when Washington kidnaps citizens of other countries and renditions them to Guantanamo in Cuba or to secret dungeons in criminal states such as Egypt and Poland to be held and tortured in violation both of US law and international law. These egregious crimes prove beyond any doubt that the US government is the worst criminal enterprise that has ever existed on Earth.

When the criminal neoconservative George W. Bush regime launched its illegal invasion of Afghanistan, the criminal regime in Washington desperately needed “terrorists” in order to provide a justification for an illegal invasion that constitutes a war crime under international law. However, there were not any terrorists. So Washington dropped leaflets over warlord territories offering thousands in dollars in bounty money for “terrorists.” The warlords responded to the opportunity and captured every unprotected person and sold them to the Americans for the bounty.

The only evidence that the “terrorists” were terrorists is that the innocent people were sold to the Americans by warlords as “terrorists.”

Yesterday Fayez Mohammed Ahmed Al-Kandari was released after 14 years of torture by “freedom and democracy America.” The United States military officer, Col. Barry Wingard, who represented Al-Kandari said that “there simply is no evidence other than he is a Muslim in Afghanistan at the wrong time, other than double and triple hearsay statements, something I have never seen as justification for incarceration.” Much less, said Col. Wingard, was there cause for a litany of multi-year torture in an effort to force a confession to the alleged offenses.

Do not expect the Western prostitute media to report these facts to you. To find out, you must go to RT  or to Stephen Lendman or here to this site.

The presstitute Western media are part of Washington’s criminal operation.

Notes:

1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5369198.stm

 
 
 
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 02:01 am (UTC)
Is Global Warming a Sin?

by ALEXANDER COCKBURN April 28, 2007
In a couple of hundred years, historians will be comparing the frenzies over our supposed human contribution to global warming to the tumults at the latter end of the tenth century as the Christian millennium approached. Then, as now, the doomsters identified human sinfulness as the propulsive factor in the planet’s rapid downward slide.
[...]
As Hertzberg readily acknowledges, the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere has increased about 21 per cent in the past century. The world has also been getting just a little bit warmer. The not very reliable data on the world’s average temperature (which omit most of the world’s oceans and remote regions, while over-representing urban areas) show about a 0.5Co increase in average temperature between 1880 and 1980, and it’s still rising, more sharply in the polar regions than elsewhere. But is CO2, at 380 parts per million in the atmosphere, playing a significant role in retaining the 94 per cent of solar radiation that’s absorbed in the atmosphere, as against water vapor, also a powerful heat absorber, whose content in humid tropical atmosphere, can be as high as 2 per cent, the equivalent of 20,000 ppm. As Hertzberg says, water in the form of oceans, clouds, snow, ice cover and vapor "is overwhelming in the radiative and energy balance between the earth and the sun Carbon dioxide and the greenhouse gases are, by comparison, the equivalent of a few farts in a hurricane." And water is exactly that component of the earth’s heat balance that the global warming computer models fail to account for.
It’s a notorious inconvenience for the Greenhousers that data also show carbon dioxide concentrations from the Eocene period, 20 million years before Henry Ford trundled his first model T out of the shop, 300-400 per cent higher than current concentrations. The Greenhousers deal with other difficulties like the medieval warming period’s higher-than-today’s temperatures by straightforward chicanery, misrepresenting tree-ring data (themselves an unreliable guide) and claiming the warming was a local, insignificant European affair.
We’re warmer now, because today’s world is in the thaw following the last Ice Age. Ice ages correlate with changes in the solar heat we receive, all due to predictable changes in the earth’s elliptic orbit round the sun, and in the earth’s tilt. As Hertzberg explains, the cyclical heat effect of all of these variables was worked out in great detail between 1915 and 1940 by the Serbian physicist, Milutin Milankovitch, one of the giants of 20th-century astrophysics. In past postglacial cycles, as now, the earth’s orbit and tilt gives us more and longer summer days between the equinoxes.
Water covers 71 per cent of the surface of the planet. As compared to the atmosphere, there’s at least a hundred times more CO2 in the oceans, dissolved as carbonate. As the postglacial thaw progresses the oceans warm up, and some of the dissolved carbon emits into the atmosphere, just like fizz in soda water taken out of the fridge. "So the greenhouse global warming theory has it ass backwards," Hertzberg concludes. "It is the warming of the earth that is causing the increase of carbon dioxide and not the reverse." He has recently had vivid confirmation of that conclusion. Several new papers show that for the last three quarter million years CO2 changes always lag global temperatures by 800 to 2,600 years.
It looks like Poseidon should go hunting for carbon credits. Trouble is, the human carbon footprint is of zero consequence amid these huge forces and volumes, and that’s not even to mention the role of the giant reactor beneath our feet: the earth’s increasingly hot molten core.
Full http://www.counterpunch.org/2007/04/28/is-global-warming-a-sin/
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 02:04 am (UTC)
A profit can be made from deceptive means other than carbon indulgences.
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 02:07 am (UTC)
Stormy Times: Climate Change and Instability as Predicted

By Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
Global Research, January 11, 2016
In June 2008 the Community Climate Change Consortium for Ireland (C4I) produced a 118 page report entitled Ireland in a Warmer World: Scientific Predictions of the Irish Climate in the Twenty-First Century (supported and co-funded by Environmental Protection Agency, Sustainable Energy Ireland and the Higher Education Authority) which forecast “an increase in the frequency of very intense cyclones, and also increases in the extreme values of wind and precipitation associated with them. This implies an increased risk of storm damage and flooding in vulnerable Irish coastal areas.” The report also suggested that the “[d]emand for heating energy is likely to reduce significantly as the climate warms.”
Now in 2016, we are already seeing these predictions come true. There have been six storms already since the beginning of winter and a weather station in Donegal recorded its wettest day for any month since 1885 and its highest December temperature in 60 years. There has been unprecedented flooding in many parts of rural Ireland combined with severe winds.
Storm Frank (after Storms Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva) has “caused localised flooding, road blockages and led to thousands of homes being without power across Ireland.” 13,000 homes had their electricity cut off and in the south of the country there was 60mms (almost three inches) of rain. The towns Midleton and Bandon were the worst affected by extensive flooding “with some 90 properties affected in each of the towns.”
70 millimetres of rain and gusts of up to 120km/h have been recorded along the Atlantic coast and around the country ferry sailings have been cancelled, roads closed and rail services disrupted. The Office of Public Works (OPW) issued a report stating: “we remain in a severe flooding situation on the Shannon catchment and many of the above other catchments. Ongoing flood defence efforts (for example pumping) will have to continue for some time yet”.Drone footage of Enniscorthy after Storm Frank shows the disastrous levels of inundation suffered by the inhabitants of that town.
It seems that the frequency of storms hitting the UK and Ireland has led to the development of a project by the UK Met Office and the Irish Met Eireann “to name severe winter storms, much in the same way that hurricanes are named.” The press were giving unofficial names to the storms, sometimes given different names by different sources leading to confusion. Hence Storms Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva and Frank and we can look forward tostorms Gertrude, Henry, Imogen, Jake, Katie, Lawrence, Mary, Nigel, Orla, Phil, Rhonda, Steve, Tegan, Vernon, Wendy.
The C4I report also noted that “[s]ea levels are rising on average about 3.5 cm per decade around Ireland.” Coastal erosion, especially at high tides, is becoming apparent all around Ireland with dunes being eroded and cliff faces sliding into the sea (see photos of local examples).
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/stormy-times-climate-change-and-instability-as-predicted/5500530
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 02:11 am (UTC)
El Chapo versus Longstanding CIA Global Drugs Trafficking

By Stephen Lendman
Global Research, January 11, 2016
Drug lords come and go, El Chapo’s arrest of little consequence, doing nothing to stem the flow of illicit drugs. Business as usual continues.
His operation and others like his pale compared to CIA global drugs trafficking – a topic the media won’t touch.
Its involvement began in 1947, its first year of existence. In his book titled “The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade,” Alfred McCoy documented CIA and US government complicity in drugs trafficking at the highest official levels.
It continues today in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South and Central America, facilitating the global supply of illicit drugs.
Gary Webb’s expose of CIA involvement in Nicaraguan drugs trafficking, supporting the Contras, dealing with Los Angeles crack dealers, made him a target for vicious vilification – hounding him out of journalism into deep depression, either committing suicide or succumbing to foul play.
He regularly received death threats. Credible sources believe he was murdered to silence him. Unidentified individuals were seen breaking into and leaving his residence before his demise.
In his books and other writings, Peter Dale Scott explained “(s)ince at least 1950 there has been a global CIA-drug connection operating more or less continuously” to this day.
The global drug connection is not just a lateral connection between CIA field operatives and their drug-trafficking contacts.
It is more significantly a global financial complex of hot money uniting prominent business, financial and government, as well as underworld figures,” a sort of “indirect empire (operating alongside) existing government.
Iran-Contra and Afghan opium cultivation for global heroin trafficking are two among numerous other examples.
Hundreds of billions of dollars of annual revenues are produced – a US government-supported bonanza for the CIA, organized crime and Western financial institutions, heavily involved in money laundering.
A 1996 Peter Dale Scott affidavit on CIA drugs trafficking explained his research into longstanding US government involvement.
“(G)overnments themselves, and the links they develop with major traffickers, are the key both to the drug-trafficking problem and to its solution,” he explained.
America is one of numerous governments involved, the most harmful and disturbing because of its imperial power and global reach, influencing or affecting virtually everything worldwide.
A 2013 UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) World Drug Report called Israel a major international cocaine trafficking hub.
A 2012 State Department International Narcotics Control Strategy Report called “Israel’s illicit drug grade…regionally focused…more of a transit country than a stand-alone significant market.”
The authorities continue to be concerned with illegal pharmaceutical sales, retail businesses which are suspected money-laundering enterprises, and corruption accusations against public officials.
An earlier State Department report said “the Israeli drug market continued to be characterized by high demand in nearly all sectors of society and a high availability of drugs including cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, hashish and LSD.”
Israel is heavily involved in money laundering. Both activities operate in tandem, involving hundreds of millions to billions of illicit dollars.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/el-chapo-versus-longstanding-cia-global-drugs-trafficking/5500522
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 10:36 am (UTC)
Towards the collapse of Saudi Arabia

by Thierry Meyssan January 11, 2016
While the Saud family enjoys the last few moments of its dictatorship, the decapitation of the leader of the opposition, Nimr al-Nimr, deprives half of the Saudi population of all hope. For Thierry Meyssan, the fall of the kingdom has become inevitable. It will probably be accompanied by a long period of extreme violence.
Voltaire Network
Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, 30 years old, substitute Crown Prince, second substitute Prime Minister, State Minister, Minister for Defence, General Secretary of the Royal Court, President of the Council for Economic Affairs and Development.
In one year, the new king of Saudi Arabia, Salman, 25th son of the founder of the dynasty, has managed to consolidate his personal authority to the detriment of other branches of his family, including the clan of Prince Bandar ben Sultan and that of the old King Abdallah. However, we don’t know what Washington has promised the losers in order to dissuade them from making attempts to regain their lost power. In any case, certain anonymous letters published in the British Press lead us to believe that they have not abandoned their ambitions.
Forced by his brothers to nominate Prince Mohamad ben Nayef as heir, King Salman quickly isolated him and restricted his powers to the advantage of his own son, Prince Mohammed ben Salman, whose reckless and brutal nature is not restrained by the family Council, which no longer meets. De facto, he and his father govern alone, as autocrats with no counter-power, in a country which has never elected a Parliament, and where political parties are forbidden.
So we have seen Prince Mohammed ben Salman take over presidency of the Council for Economic Affairs and Development, force a new direction on the Ben Laden Group, and seize control of Aramco. Each time, the goal is to distance his cousins from power and place liegemen at the head of the kingdom’s major companies.
More http://www.voltairenet.org/article189846.html
Could Yemen annex Arabia? That would tip the balance. Yemen with the Sauds' private nuke arsenal. With scores to settle.
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 10:40 am (UTC)
Considering the US - NATOCIA treats hospitals as a target if they believe there are insurgents being treated by them, there are a number of targets the allied axis of evil should be considering in Israel.
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 11:20 am (UTC)
How did we arrive at a point where a regime of plunder is in charge of everything including us, our wealth and our country?
Simple. Nobody paid attention to what had gone on, is going on, and will go on for so long as we allow it. Allowing it to continue is called non participation or trusting the untrustable to do the right thing.
The only way to stop it is by participation, a system of democracy that was implemented in Libya and was one of the reasons why Cameron and the mafia he is part of destroyed that country.
Perhaps UK Column or another trustable organisation could establish a political party to end the current system. And a free newspaper supported by an online TV channel to reach the public.
Perhaps this could be an international effort.
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 12:00 pm (UTC)
Tweetz
Activist Post
How the Super Rich Ruling Class Designed the IRS to Rob Everyone Else for Their Personal Gain
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Medical Proof Vitamin D Kills Cancer Cells
http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/01/medical-proof-vitamin-d-kills-cancer-cells.html
Anarchapulco 2016 – The World’s First & Largest Anarcho-Capitalist Conference
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Stop War Crimes Retweeted
Moon of Alabama
New on MoA:
Syria: Russian Campaign Enables Government Progress - Terrorist's Lines Fall Apart
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2016/01/syria-russian-campaign-enables-government-progress-terrorists-lines-fall-apart.html
Phil Greaves
The alleged 'terrorist' in Ankara was a Saudi contra that had been doing the same in Syria with NATO support. Not a 'Syrian member of ISIS'.

Net News Global
Voting Is for Chumps: Veteran Congressional Staffer Says `Deep State` Already Controls America http://russia-insider.com/en/voting-chumps-veteran-gop-staffer-says-deep-state-already-controls-america/ri12145
Solacium
Russian general: New militants regularly arrive to Syria’s Latakia province from Turkey
http://tass.ru/en/world/848780
Will EU turn blind eye to Kiev?s Nazi-style rhetoric on Russia?
https://www.rt.com/op-edge/328551-ukraine-insult-nazi-russia/
[Will the W. fascist regimes ignore UKR fascism?]
Iran`s War on Narcotics: Over 420 Tons of Narcotics Seized by Police in Iran in 9 Months
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941022000770

BRITISHLEBANESE
Two US Navy boats in Iran’s custody after entering the country’s waters, Pentagon claims
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/01/12/445556/pentagon-us-navy-iran-persian-gulf-peter-cook/

C.J. Chivers
Per usual, back story could be really interesting: Iran Holds Sailors & 2 @USNavy Boats After Mechanical Problems.
http://nyti.ms/1OgKVD0

Robina Creaser Retweeted
@lisa_alba
#Monsanto to face ‘tribunal’ in The Hague for ‘damage to human health and environment’
https://www.rt.com/news/324826-monsanto-hague-tribunal-ecocide/
Dr WitchyPoo
Can't think why anyone would want to marry this old codger. He's like a tumour on the world.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYhSk4SUwAEkodV.jpg
Monsanto taking over government.. including Australian Greens, as leader Di Natale, comes over all GMO? #auspol
https://twitter.com/CDHill9/status/687039188890353664
New Eastern Outlook
The End of the Middle Class in the United States
http://journal-neo.org/2016/01/12/the-end-of-the-middle-class-in-the-united-states/


Umami
Aleister Crowley and the Music Industry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYnKMx8Oqz8
REPORT: ISIS Now has 10,000 Fighters in Libya (VIDEO)
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/01/report-isis-now-has-10000-fighters-in-libya-video/

Enrique Ferro
Russia Decides NOT to Sell Electricity to Ukraine | @scoopit
http://sco.lt/7XosUr
Salma Town fully liberated by Russian & Syrian Army | @scoopit
http://sco.lt/5gCucz

RT
Did he deliver? A look at Obama’s promises ahead of State of the Union
http://on.rt.com/71ly
BREAKING: #Iran releases 10 US sailors detained over territorial waters breach – state TV
http://on.rt.com/71n0
‘ISIS affiliates multiplying faster than Al Qaeda’s ever did’ - ex CIA director
http://on.rt.com/71nb
[Perhaps the enrollees don't know they are working for the zionist-corporation OWG machine?]

Sukant Chandan Retweeted
brian g
after a flurry of fake imagery of #madaya_is_starving we see the people speaking to RT https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rGDFwRaxK3M&feature=youtu.be

Karol#AquiEstáChávez Retweeted
Enrico Ivanov
#Crimean parliament asks to designate #Kiev regime actions against peninsula as genocide!
http://tass.ru/en/politics/849114

Pravda Report
Three Russians arrested in Turkey after Istanbul explosion
http://www.pravdareport.com/news/world/13-01-2016/133046-russians_turkey_explosion-0/

Press TV
Turkish police bust ‘Daesh cell’ in capital Ankara
http://ptv.io/23kV
Breaking: UPDATE
Iran: Americans apologized before sailors released
US allocates $900mn for biological and chemical war projects
http://ptv.io/23kD
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 12:11 pm (UTC)
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clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
Cameron admits ‘70,000 moderate rebels’ in Syria include hardline Islamists

RT 13 Jan, 2016
British PM David Cameron has conceded that the thousands of Syrian “moderate rebels” allegedly ready to fight Islamic State include “relatively hard line Islamist groups,” joking that they were not the people one meets at a “Liberal Democrat conference.”
Cameron was grilled by MPs on the UK’s role in the Syrian crisis, with questions raised concerning the background of the so-called moderate groups in Syria, which the British government is supporting on the ground and the PM has been claiming number in the tens of thousands.
Cameron admitted to a committee of senior MPs that there were not enough “moderate rebels” overall, adding that some of them actually were “relatively hardline Islamists.”
“Some of the opposition forces are Islamist. Some of them are relatively hardline Islamist,” Cameron told the Liaison committee. “They are not all the sort of people you would bump into at a Liberal Democrat party conference.”
More https://www.rt.com/uk/328706-cameron-syria-rebels-islamists/
The Cameron regime seeking to legitimise its support of terrorists.
I would not be surprised to find that should his claim of 70000 be more than a number plucked from the air, the majority would be a mix of foreign to Syria nationals imported by the NATOCIA, Sauds and Qataris including MENA terrorist jihadis and contingents from the Arabian, Qatari and Turkish armed forces with 'advisors' from Britain, the US and other W countries. In other words Cameron is no less bullsh**ting about this than any other subject.

Edited at 2016-01-13 09:49 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 09:51 pm (UTC)
RBS tells investors: 'sell everything' as crisis nears

RT 12 Jan, 2016 09:27
The Royal Bank of Scotland has recommended its clients prepare for a “cataclysmic year,” as major stock markets could drop by a fifth and Brent oil could hit $16 a barrel.
"Sell everything except high quality bonds. This is about return of capital, not return on capital. In a crowded hall, exit doors are small," said the bank’s credit team in a note sent to clients, quoted by the Telegraph.
According to RBS analysts, the markets are showing the same stress alerts as seen before the 2008 crisis.
Andrew Roberts, the bank’s credit chief, says that “China has set off a major correction and it is going to snowball.” China “has very high debt levels (as a percentage of GDP) given they are still emerging” and crucially they have accumulated this debt incredibly fast, he said.
He predicts European and Wall Street markets to drop from 10 to 20 percent this year. London’s FTSE100 was predicted to plummet even lower.
“London is vulnerable to a negative shock. All these people who are ‘long’ oil and mining companies thinking that the dividends are safe are going to discover that they’re not at all safe,” said Roberts.
More https://www.rt.com/business/328607-rbs-2016-markets-oil/
Is this another banksterboy calling fire in the cinema or a tip off from Rothy?
Nothing to do with the US-UK backed Saud shock and awe destruction of Yemen not going well. Oil prices should rise as Yemen gains more Arabian territory.
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 10:08 pm (UTC)
Europe: Demoralized, invaded and violated

While the liberal media is working on damage limitation as the fairy dust on its childlike delusions is blown away by the harsh winds of reality in places like Cologne, it is time for European nations to ask themselves whether they believe in their own right to exist.
by Sam Gerrans
https://www.rt.com/op-edge/328378-europe-demoralized-invaded-violated/
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
Big Pharma: “So Why Aren’t All These Executives In Prison?”

CoyotePrime by Karl Denninger January 4, 2016
“Heh, I get it. You make something, you patent it, you get to choose what to sell it at. In the first instance, that is. where it does. But that doesn't extend to prohibiting others from selling what they own- except in this space, where it does.
"Drugmakers have made the village of Lande Rode one of the theaters in a battle to grab market share for sofosbuvir, a miracle cure that Gilead Sciences Inc. sells in the U.S. as Sovaldi at a retail price of $1,000 a pill. Gilead licensed 11 Indian companies to make generic versions, and they sealed marketing deals with others. Competition has been so fierce it’s driven down the cost and spurred thousands to be tested." How cheap? "Sofosbuvir was cheap by most any standard when it hit the market in Punjab at $10 in March. Then the cost kept dropping, to as low as $4.29, and doctors predict it will continue to fall."
So how is it that something can cost $1,000 each in one place and $4.29 somewhere else? It can't, except if someone manages to get a law passed prohibiting you from selling what you own and restricting how much you can buy. Otherwise the laws of supply and demand, along with natural competitive forces, will drive the prices in both places to near parity, leaving as the difference only the transportation costs and a reasonable profit on the transport.
A patent protects your right to exploit a given thing you discover. It does not give you the right to reach beyond that exploitation into the hands of others who lawfully own a patented thing and control what they do with that which they lawfully acquired. But that's what we have here, and it's a huge part of why medical costs in this country are 2, 3, 5, 10 or (in this case) two hundred times what they are in India.
Since Medicare and Medicaid combined constitute $1,296 billion dollars of the budget, or 35% of the total $3,688 billion spent last fiscal year, and the deficit was $438 billion, reducing those two line items by about 25% would balance the Federal budget immediately without having to cut a single program or increase a single tax. Again, without special protections that other firms in other industries have tried to enforce and have failed this disparity would not, and could not, exist.
Book publishers recently sued a man who was buying textbooks in Asia, where they were cheaper, and importing them here. They tried to stop him, claiming that their disparate pricing was lawful and they had the right to control what happened to these books once he lawfully acquired them. This is exactly the same thing that the drugmakers do in this case. The publishers lost at the US Supreme Court with the ruling stating that denying owners the ability to resell or loan things like books would be an "absurd result" with "intolerable consequences."
More http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/big-pharma-so-why-arent-all-these.html
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clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 10:12 pm (UTC)
US Produced Sarin Gas Used in Syria

By Jeffrey K. Silverman on April 8, 2014
“US Produced Sarin Gas Used in Syria” — Jeffrey Silverman: US department of defense factually manages a network of laboratories in Georgia and it has an offensive potential
Jeffrey Silverman: US Department of Defense manages a network of laboratories in Georgia with offensive capacity
Interview by Maia Chubinishvili
(05 09 2013 18:47:57) – On August 27, 2013 the famous American political investigator and principal editor of the ex-US State Department and intelligence service publication Veterans Today, Gordon Duff, published an article entitled “US Contractors Cited for Syrian Chemical Attacks,” and a video entitled “Syrian Gas Attack Proof Syrian Army Has No Involvement.”
The commentary to the video states, “The video which you are watching right now was filmed in Syria and shows the chemical weapons which were sent from Georgia. The US is standing behind all this. Former US Senator Richard Lugar is the person whose assistance made it possible to transport weaponsfrom Georgia via Turkey into Syria, with the support of the United States and Turkey. Look at the weapons contained in the video and observe how they have been made operational.]A US chemical weapons programme supplies the Syrian rebels with weapons of mass destruction. A team of investigators has determined that chemical weapons were supplied from this region, which is under US control. They followed the trail of these chemical weapons to the Georgian Republic. Turkish Army subdivisions transported them to Al-Qaeda terrorists operating in Syrian territory.
Journalists Jeffrey Silverman and Lika Moshiashvili are credited with having discovered the secret and illegal operations taking place in the US-controlled Central Reference Laboratory (CPHRL) in the Tbilisi suburb the Alekseevka Settlement.”As soon as this scary information was made known to the public, Georgia & World contacted Tbilisi based American journalist and researcher Jeffrey Silverman.
– Mr. Silverman, give us a short history of the bio labs and how you found out about them?
More http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/04/08/296525/
clothcapclothcap on January 13th, 2016 10:12 pm (UTC)
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OPCW report: rebels used chemical weapons – not Assad
by Chris Tomson on 08/01/2016
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has confirmed the traces of the sarin gas used in Syria are not linked with the Syrian government’s former stockpile of chemical weapons. The report corroborates the Syrian government’s assertions that the faction responsible for the chemical attack, as well as 11 other instances of chemical weapons use, was the Syrian opposition.
The report also substantiates last month’s claims from Ahmed al-Gaddafi al-Qahsi, cousin of Muammar Gaddafi, who said that the chemical weapons used in the incident had been stolen from Libya and later smuggled into Syria via Turkey by militants.
The announcement follows an investigation carried out by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) at the request of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government.
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H/t Mass deception

Russia: Turkey still supporting terrorists in Syria
12/01/2016 by Lulu Mikhail
According to a Russian senior defence ministry official, as reported by Press TV, Turkey continues to support terrorists in Syria by providing them with reinforcements through Turkish territory.
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Sweden wants inquiry into Palestinians killed by Israel
13/01/2016 by News Desk
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Tuesday called for “thorough” investigations into the killing of Palestinians by the Israeli army in recent months.
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