Friday, December 30, 2011

LONDON : City Of Terrorism - Police Waste 1,000,000 Pounds Trying To Censor And Shut Down ONE Website !

Robin Cook: The Database And Secrets - 7/7 London Bombings An Inside Job

On the day after the July 7th, 2005 bombings on London transport, former foreign secretary Robin Cook MP wrote what turned out to be his penultimate newspaper column for the Guardian.  In it he revealed something about al-Qaeda that perhaps he shouldn't have.
Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies.  Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. 
Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.  Inexplicably, and with disastrous consequences, it never appears to have occurred to Washington that once Russia was out of the way, Bin Laden's organisation would turn its attention to the west.
As far as I know, this was the first time publicly, in the anglophone world, that the al-Qaeda name had been explained as referring to a computer database.

In the francophone world, a colourful former French military intelligence officer, Pierre-Henri Bunel, had had a book published in 2004, "Proche-Orient, une guerre mondiale?", extracts of which appeared [in French] on a French conspiracy website.  The extract went into some detail of how al-Qaeda originally referred to a computer database of Islamist fighters.  But, AFAIK, it was not until after Robin Cook had revealed the same in the Guardian, and after his death a month later, that an English translation of Bunel's words appeared on the web.  It's a rough translation, which doesn't read well.  But the basic outline of his account accords with what Cook had revealed.

Here's my suspicion:  that Robin Cook knew nothing about P-H Bunel's book or article, and that his knowledge of the origin of the Qaeda name stemmed solelyfrom his time at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  In other words, that both men had, independently of each other, revealed that, as they understood it, the designation 'al-Qaeda' had originally referred to a computer database.  And, according to Bunel, that that name had been operative at least by the mid-'80s.

But yesterday the government published its 'narrative' of the July 7th bombings [.pdf].  Annex 3 of the whitewash was a chronology of the development of modern jihadism.  Extract:
c1984   Radical preacher Abdullah Azzam set up an organisation called Maktab al-Khidmat (MAK) "Bureau of Services" to disseminate propaganda about jihad in Afghanistan.  Usama bin Laden (UbL) joins.
1989   Withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan.  UbL returns to Saudi Arabia.  Decision by MAK to continue to support jihadist causes.  Thinking around "the base" or "foundation" (translation: Al Qaida) for further operations articulated.
1988-89   UbL disagreement over focus of the cause and starts to form Al Qaida. [...]
So, MI5's version of the aetiology of the 'Qaeda' name makes no mention of computer databases, or its use by western intelligence agencies before 1989, and it repeats previous explanations as to its origins.  So, either Cook and Bunel were wrong, or they were right but wrong to reveal it.  And while Bunel is a peripheral figure lacking credibility, Robin Cook was neither.

When I first read Cook's July 8th article, and the zinger about 'al-Qaeda' as a database, I wondered about what secret he might reveal to us next.  But now I wonder about what, say, MI6 thought about the possibility of the former foreign secretary, who had signed the Official Secrets Act for life, revealing other things that he shouldn't (if, that is, the database story were true). 

Then, it would have become a matter of national security.  How could they prevent him from repeating his mistake?  Could they have had him arrested and charged under the OSA?  Did they try to speak to him, between July 8th and August 6th, 2005, to warn him as to his future conduct?

If Robin Cook was starting to spill secrets, his sudden death one month later would have saved the defence, intelligence and security services from having to confront a difficult problem, one which would have had no obvious, certain solution.

Robin Cook :Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.(Archive)

I have rarely seen the Commons so full and so silent as when it met yesterday to hear of the London bombings. A forum that often is raucous and rowdy was solemn and grave. A chamber that normally is a bear pit of partisan emotions was united in shock and sorrow. Even Ian Paisley made a humane plea to the press not to repeat the offence that occurred in Northern Ireland when journalists demanded comment from relatives before they were informed that their loved ones were dead.

The immediate response to such human tragedy must be empathy with the pain of those injured and the grief of those bereaved. We recoil more deeply from loss of life in such an atrocity because we know the unexpected disappearance of partners, children and parents must be even harder to bear than a natural death. It is sudden, and therefore there is no farewell or preparation for the blow. Across London today there are relatives whose pain may be more acute because they never had the chance to offer or hear last words of affection.
It is arbitrary and therefore an event that changes whole lives, which turn on the accident of momentary decisions. How many people this morning ask themselves how different it might have been if their partner had taken the next bus or caught an earlier tube?
But perhaps the loss is hardest to bear because it is so difficult to answer the question why it should have happened.
This weekend we will salute the heroism of the generation that defended Britain in the last war.
In advance of the commemoration there have been many stories told of the courage of those who risked their lives and sometimes lost their lives to defeat fascism. They provide moving, humbling examples of what the human spirit is capable, but at least the relatives of the men and women who died then knew what they were fighting for.
What purpose is there to yesterday's senseless murders?
Who could possibly imagine that they have a cause that might profit from such pointless carnage?
At the time of writing, no group has surfaced even to explain why they launched the assault.
Sometime over the next few days we may be offered a website entry or a video message attempting to justify the impossible, but there is no language that can supply a rational basis for such arbitrary slaughter. The explanation, when it is offered, is likely to rely not on reason but on the declaration of an obsessive fundamentalist identity that leaves no room for pity for victims who do not share that identity.
Yesterday the prime minister described the bombings as an attack on our values as a society.
In the next few days we should remember that among those values are tolerance and mutual respect for those from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Only the day before, London was celebrating its coup in winning the Olympic Games, partly through demonstrating to the world the success of our multicultural credentials. Nothing would please better those who planted yesterday's bombs than for the atrocity to breed suspicion and hostility to minorities in our own community. Defeating the terrorists also means defeating their poisonous belief that peoples of different faiths and ethnic origins cannot coexist.
In the absence of anyone else owning up to yesterday's crimes, we will be subjected to a spate of articles analysing the threat of militant Islam.
Ironically they will fall in the same week that we recall the tenth anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica, when the powerful nations of Europe failed to protect 8,000 Muslims from being annihilated in the worst terrorist act in Europe of the past generation.
Osama bin Laden is no more a true representative of Islam than General Mladic, who commanded the Serbian forces, could be held up as an example of Christianity. After all, it is written in the Qur'an that we were made into different peoples not that we might despise each other, but that we might understand each other.
Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies.
Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan.
Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.
Inexplicably, and with disastrous consequences, it never appears to have occurred to Washington that once Russia was out of the way, Bin Laden's organisation would turn its attention to the west.
The danger now is that the west's current response to the terrorist threat compounds that original error.
So long as the struggle against terrorism is conceived as a war that can be won by military means, it is doomed to fail. The more the west emphasises confrontation, the more it silences moderate voices in the Muslim world who want to speak up for cooperation. Success will only come from isolating the terrorists and denying them support, funds and recruits, which means focusing more on our common ground with the Muslim world than on what divides us.
The G8 summit is not the best-designed forum in which to launch such a dialogue with Muslim countries, as none of them is included in the core membership. Nor do any of them make up the outer circle of select emerging economies, such as China, Brazil and India, which are also invited to Gleneagles. We are not going to address the sense of marginalisation among Muslim countries if we do not make more of an effort to be inclusive of them in the architecture of global governance.
But the G8 does have the opportunity in its communique today to give a forceful response to the latest terrorist attack. That should include a statement of their joint resolve to hunt down those who bear responsibility for yesterday's crimes. But it must seize the opportunity to address the wider issues at the root of terrorism.
In particular, it would be perverse if the focus of the G8 on making poverty history was now obscured by yesterday's bombings. The breeding grounds of terrorism are to be found in the poverty of back streets, where fundamentalism offers a false, easy sense of pride and identity to young men who feel denied of any hope or any economic opportunity for themselves.
A war on world poverty may well do more for the security of the west than a war on terror.
And in the privacy of their extensive suites, yesterday's atrocities should prompt heart-searching among some of those present.

President Bush is given to justifying the invasion of Iraq on the grounds that by fighting terrorism abroad, it protects the west from having to fight terrorists at home.

Whatever else can be said in defence of the war in Iraq today, it cannot be claimed that it has protected us from terrorism on our soil.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Journalist Dorothy Kilgallen On Marilyn Monroe


“If the woman described as Marilyn’s ‘housekeeper’ was really a housekeeper, why was her bedroom such a mess?  It was a small house and should have been easy to keep tidy … why was Marilyn’s door locked that night, when she didn’t usually lock it?  If she were just trying to get to sleep, and took the overdose of pills accidentally, why was the light on?  Usually people sleep better in the dark … Why did the first doctor [arriving at the scene] have to call the second doctor before calling the police?  Any doctor, even a psychiatrist, knows a dead person when he sees one, especially when rigor mortis has set in and there are marks of lividity on the surface of the face and body.  Why the consultation?  Why the big time gap in such a small town?  Mrs. Murray gets worried at about 3 a.m., and it’s almost 6 a.m. before the police get to the scene.”
Marilyn died 2 days after Kilgallen broke the news in her column that Monroe was sexually involved with one of the Kennedys.  There is speculation that the Kilgallen piece caused foul play in the death of Monroe.  Coincidentally, the causes of death for both Monroe and Kilgallen were identical:  a lethal combination of alcohol and barbituates.

Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Kilgallen

As with the death of Marilyn Monroe, Kilgallen felt that the official story of JFK’s assassination in Dallas didn’t hold water, and wrote of how key witnesses had been intimidated. 

Oswald’s killer, Jack Ruby, had been a fan of What’s My Line? and was keen to be interviewed by Kilgallen.  Hers was the only private interview Ruby had.  As she interviewed more key figures, and made a clandestine trip to New Orleans, Kilgallen would excitedly say she was on the trail of “something big,” but in a short time, the excitement shifted as she began to confide that she feared for her life.  Then, she was found dead.

So my DVR is whirring and capturing the last What’s My Line? episodes of Dorothy’s life.  Soon to come is the episode where a cryptic announcement was made over the loudspeakers in the studio right before the show went on the air, referring to a little known aspect of Kilgallen’s personal life. 

She was so shaken that she missed her cue to sit down with the rest of the panel at the appropriate time. 

And then there’s her final episode, where she was originally dressed in a ballgown with flowers in her hair but she changed into a simple dress right before the show because she was going to meet someone afterwards, yet her hair still is in high-fashion with flowers woven into the coif. 

Then, a few hours after the closing credits, she was found dead:  propped up in a bed she never used in clothes she never wore.

If you’d like to read more, the magazine MIDWEST TODAY has a good article about the Kilgallen mystery.



There were only a relatively few people at the time of JFK's death that did question what the news trained the country into thinking. The story of Dorothy Kilgallen is interesting since she was killed for what she knew. She was a well-known newswoman, columnist and television personality. She often appeared on 'What's My Line?' She had inside information of a Kennedy Conspiracy. She campaigned against the lone gunman idea when she came to a mysterious death. Were the conspirators still at work two years after Kennedy's death and caused the death of Ms. Kilgallen?

On 11/8/65, Dorothy Kilgallen was found dead in her apartment shortly after returning from Dallas. She had the exclusive rights of interviewing Jack Ruby. She had covered the Ruby trial and conducted her own investigation into who really killed President Kennedy. Kilgallen revealed secret transcripts of Ruby's testimony in her column. She told Lee Israel that she had 'discovered something that was going to break the whole JFK assassination mystery wide open.' She told the same story to her neighbor, her agent, her hairdresser, her publisher and the host of 'Nightlife.'

What could have been in the Ruby transcipts? What could Kilgallen have known? Dorothy had said and written that slain Officer J.D. Tippit and Jack Ruby were friends. They had been seen together in Ruby's Carousel Club at a meeting two weeks before the assassination. They met Bernard Weissman who had placed the 'JFK - Wanted for Treason' ad in a Dallas newspaper on November 22, 1963. They encountered a fourth man whose identity remains unknown.

Kilgallen was found dead at a time exactly prior to when she was going to go public with a Kennedy bombshell. The official report from New York police and confirmed by the coroner was that she died from a lethal combination of alcohol and barbituates. Her notes and the article that she was working on to 'blow the JFK assassination wide open' completely disappeared.

Palestine : Tears Of Gaze - Israeli Destruction

JFK's Biggest Secret Revealed -- But Will Congress Keep History from Repeating Itself?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Mary Ferrell Foundation - Imagine This Christmas Eve What The World Would Be Like If We Could Only Go Back 45 Years And STOP The Madness

From The Final Call, Vol. 15, No.6, On January 17, 1996

On June 4, 1963, a little known attempt was made to strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the government at interest. On that day President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order No. 11110 that returned to the U.S. government the power to issue currency, without going through the Federal Reserve. Mr. Kennedy's order gave the Treasury the power "to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury." This meant that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury's vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation. In all, Kennedy brought nearly $4.3 billion in U.S. notes into circulation. The ramifications of this bill are enormous.

Bobby Kennedy Assassination

The Kennedy Assassination - Links.

Friday, December 23, 2011

#Olympics 2012 - Signs The British Goverment Are Preparing An American 9/11 Inside Job To Assist The U.S. And Israel In Invading Iran

Anyone I have spoken with are making sure they will NOT be in England during the Olympics, take a look at these three links and you will understand why. The British Goverment are not to be trusted...

#IRAN : U.S. Call For Iran War Classic Deception !

A Harvard professor of international affairs says the warmongering calls for a military strike on Iran follow a classic model of deception that involves fabricating a threat and downplaying the repercussions of an attack.

‘There is a simple and time-honored formula for making the case for war, especially preventive war,’ Stephen M. Walt wrote on the Foreign Policy website.

He said the first step is to portray the supposed threat as dire and growing, adding in the second phase the costs and risks of launching a war are downplayed.

‘If you want to sound sophisticated and balanced, you acknowledge that there are counterarguments and risks involved,’ Walt added.

He said the threats of a military action against Iran, which are based upon the pretext that the country is building a nuclear weapon, come despite the fact that Tehran’s decades-old nuclear program has never deviated towards weapons production.

‘Both the 2007 and 2011 National Intelligence Estimates have concluded that there is no conclusive evidence that Iran is pursuing an actual bomb.’

Having fabricated the threats of a hypothetically nuclear armed Iran, the advocates of military action against the country now offer a consistently upbeat appraisal of how the war would go, Walt added.

‘Trying to justify the need for war, [the warmongers] depict an Iran with far-reaching capabilities and dangerously evil intentions in order to convince readers that we have to stop them before it is too late.’

But when it comes to selling a preventive war to the public, then suddenly the war hawks downgrade Iran’s capabilities as rather modest and claim the United States could easily deal with any countermeasures that Iran would take, Walt more

#SYRIA : Taking Advantage Of Observers

It remains a mystery that Damascus the capital of the country didn’t witness what Cairo witnessed last year, as if the regime had everything planned for a moment where a revolution will erupt, men and even women have been deployed all over the sensitive areas in the city to prevent  the revolutionaries from reaching public squares, then it’ll be hard for them to contain them because they don’t want to effect the brainwashed people who either they are slaves for president Assad and his men or they DIE like all more

#Syria : Blogs Of War LIVE Tweets

#Iran : Blogs Of War - Follow Live Tweets

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Did Congress Just Endorse Rendition for Americans?

A defense spending bill that passed both houses of Congress overwhelmingly and is set to be signed by President Barack Obama as early as this week could make it easier for the government to transfer American terrorist suspects to foreign regimes and security forces.

The National Defense Authorization Act (PDFcontains a section that says the president has the power to transfer suspected members and supporters of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, or "associated" groups "to the custody or control of the person's country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity." more

The Ripple Effect.Peace Is The ONLY Way Forward. Happy Holidays xxxx

Friday, December 16, 2011

#Olympics 2012 - Camerons 7/7 London Bombings As Executed By Tony Blair ?...There Is No War On Terror !


As you will see in the following documentary series, most of what they claim to be evidence is either factually incorrect (there was no 7:40 train that day), unsubstantiated (there is no evidence that any of the bombers got on to the train carriages or bus) or contradicted by other “evidence” they’ve put forward (the main bus bomb witness describes nothing that relates to CCTV images of the alleged bomber that day).

#Olympics 2012 ...1,000-strong rapid reaction force(RAF) is to respond to a "mass casualty incident".

Military bosses fear that terrorists are planning to execute a fatal "deadly bomb" attack during the 2012 London Olympics.

Military sources told The Mirror they fear attacks might occur outside London because terrorists might view them as less secure locations.

Though the Games, which will be held from July 27 to August 12, will be centred on the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, 34 venues across Britain will be used.

Preparations are being made for a possible radioactive attack at a Games venue outside London, including Old Trafford in Manchester, Brands Hatch in Kent and Weymouth in Dorset.
UK Defence Ministry (MoD) has also set up a 1,000-strong rapid reaction force(RAF) is to respond to a "mass casualty incident".

"We have been fully involved in -Olympic security planning and it is -anticipated the Armed Forces will provide some specialist support. Ongoing planning to meet a range of contingencies is sensible," the Mirror quoted a MoD spokesperson, as saying.

"Transition to Threat State Critical is ongoing. It is identifying additional defence support that might be required in such circumstances, for example radiological detection at non-London venues," a briefing note sent to commanders involved in the MoD Operation Olympic said.

The briefing notes outlines that the MoD had been asked provide a "contingency force" drawn from the Army, Navy and RAF in addition to the 8,000 troops to police the Olympics and Paralympics. (ANI)

#Olympic : UK Fears 'Dirty Bomb ' Attack OR UK And The States Preparing A 'Dirty Bomb' Attack So They May Invade Iran ?

London, November 29: Britain's Home Office has made an appeal for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to draw up contingency plans to deal with a deadly radioactive or “dirty bomb” attack during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

As the British government fears a possible radioactive attack at one of the venues outside heavily protected London during the 2012 Olympic Games, a rapid reaction force of 1,000 personnel has been ordered to be on stand-by in order to deal with a “mass casualty incident,” revealed the Sunday Mirror on 27 November.

The 1,000-strong contingency force-which is drawn from the Army, Navy, and the Royal Air Force-is in addition to the 8,000 soldiers who will help Scotland Yard police the Olympic Games.

“The Home Office has requested that the MoD provide a contingency force of 1,000 personnel to assist the emergency services to resolve unforeseen safety and security incidents,” read a note sent to commanders involved in the MoD's Op Olympic.

“It is identifying additional defence support that might be required in such circumstances, for example radiological detection at non-London venues,” added the Op Olympic papers.

The British government's contingency plans come as London's safety was seriously questioned after unprecedented unrest swept across the country in August.

China was the first country raising concerns over London's safety as a report on China's state-run Xinhua news agency said "the image of London has been severely damaged, leaving the people skeptical and worried about the public security situation during the London Olympics."

Furthermore, the US officials suggested that they would bring one thousand security agents, including 500 FBI agents, to the Olympic Games in order to protect their athletes and diplomats.

#Olympics 2012 Are England And America Preparing Another 9/11 ?


I have been against the hosting of the Olympics since the inception. It seemed a vainglorious waste of money, to enable politicians to wave the patriotic flag, even before they gave away all our money to the bankers. Now it is just crazy.

It is also scarey. It has been announced that 13,000 military personnel will be policing the event together with 8,000 private contractors and 12,000 police. There will be battleships on the Thames. Euronews has just quoted a British official as defending this as being in line with what was done in Beijing. But Beijing is not in a democracy. It also claims that London in 2012 will be the “safest place in the world”.

That is “safe” in the same way that Jean Charles De Menezes was safe with all those armed police around.....please leave your thoughts at the author of this post's blog. Thank -you.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

#Russia #Putin : Follow LIVE Blog - Questions And Answers

vladimir putin
Vladimir Putin is answering questions posed by the Russian public amid unprecedented protests against his United Russia party. Photograph: Yana Lapikova/AFP/Getty Images
9.08am: Putin is now being asked about the decision to fire two executives from the publishing house Kommersant. They were sacked after the magazine Kommersant Vlast printed a photo of a spoiled ballot paper with the words: "Putin fuck off."

Putin says he saw the ballot. "It was very funny. I was happy," he says. He says he's used to being the butt of jokes, especially in the west.

Astonishingly, he then goes on to suggest that the article was part of a plot hatched in Britain by disgruntled exiles who live there. (He doesn't mention Boris Berezovsky, Putin's London-based enemy, by name but seems to be hinting at him.)

"I think this is people living in London. We now the kind of people living in London these days," he says. He points out, correctly: "They can't come back to Russia as long as I'm here."
Is Putin going to attend the 2012 London Olympics, I wonder?

9.02am: The opposition activist Roman Dobrokhotov (@Dobrokhotov) is tweeting about Putin in Russian, using the hashtag #ботокс, which translates as botox.

Meanwhile, #Путин, which is Putin in Russian, is trending worldwide.

Alexey Kovalev, the wonderful London correspondent for, says he doesn't understand what "Pu" is going on about. "Am I thick?" he asks. (No, Alexey you're not. You're not alone in struggling to make sense of his discourse.)

8.54am: The call centre doing Putin's Q and A has received 1.5 million calls, apparently.
One woman is asking him a question, using the usual standard polite Russian form: "Hello, Vladimir Vladimirovich..."

Putin is now talking about utilities. The Kremlin, of course, vets all questions carefully. Certain topics are taboo including Putin's alleged personal fortune.

Friday, December 9, 2011

#JAPAN Puppet State Of America Imposes New Sanctions On Iran !

Japan's Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba
Japan's Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba says Tokyo intends to impose a fresh round of financial sanctions against Iran over Tehran's nuclear energy program.

The new sanctions, approved by the cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Friday, will freeze the assets of 106 institutions, one individual and three banks linked to Iran, Japan's official Kyodo news agency quoted Gemba as telling reporters on Friday.

However, Tokyo says it will refuse to curb Iranian crude oil imports, a step taken by certain Western countries against the Islamic Republic. more

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Iran : Special Analysis More Than A Game ....


Let's start with two points: 1) the regime almost certainly had an important connection with Tuesday's demonstration and attack on the British Embassy; 2) it supported that display of force not from strength, but from weakness.

For months, Iranian officials and media have been reacting to Western pressure with tough talk --- every day, we feature proclamations of the latest weapons system, cyber-offensive, and mobilisation of the Basij militia and the Iranian people.

Britain has a special place in that rhetoric: the historical villain of the oppression of Iran, London is attacked not only for its wing-man role to the US but also for the weaknesses of its economy, politics, and society. While America gets more than its share of criticism, of course, Britain is the bull's-eye target for pressure --- Iranian officials perceive that it cannot fight back with the force of a US punch, and there is the hope, probably forlorn, that the UK and Europe can be put at some distance from Washington if pressure is applied.

In recent weeks, and especially since the publication of the latest International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran's nuclear programme, the regime campaign has escalated. The Islamic Republic is already in a serious --- possibly precarious --- economic position, and the last two weeks have brought a ratcheting-up of sanctions by the US, Britain, France, and Germany, with the prospect of European Union restrictions on imports of oil from more

CHINA :Georgetown students shed light on China’s tunnel system for nuclear weapons

The Chinese have called it their “Underground Great Wall” — a vast network of tunnels designed to hide their country’s increasingly sophisticated missile and nuclear arsenal.
For the past three years, a small band of obsessively dedicated students at Georgetown University has called it something else: homework.

Led by their hard-charging professor, a former top Pentagon official, they have translated hundreds of documents, combed through satellite imagery, obtained restricted Chinese military documents and waded through hundreds of gigabytes of online data.

The result of their effort? The largest body of public knowledge about thousands of miles of tunnels dug by the Second Artillery Corps, a secretive branch of the Chinese military in charge of protecting and deploying its ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads.

The study is yet to be released, but already it has sparked a congressional hearing and been circulated among top officials in the Pentagon, including the Air Force vice chief of staff.

Most of the attention has focused on the 363-page study’s provocative conclusion — that China’s nuclear arsenal could be many times larger than the well-established estimates of arms-control experts.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

IRAN :British Propaganda - Hague Comes Out Of The Closet To Threaten Iran AGAIN !

England on behalf of Israel and American trying to irritate the hell out of Iran with more propaganda tactics, pay a few activists to raid your Embassy followed by 'OUTRAGE' !

Iran protesters attack UK embassy in Tehran - Thursday 29 November

• UK foreign office "outraged"
Iranian protesters break into the British embassy in Tehran.
Iranian protesters break into the British embassy in Tehran. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images
Live blog: recap
6.22pm GMT / 1.22pm EST: Here is a summary of what happened on a day when UK-Iranian relations plummeted further:

Dozens of Iranian protesters forced their way into the British embassy in Tehran, tearing down the Union flag and throwing documents from the windows. They also pulled down a picture of the Queen and burnt an embassy vehicle, as well as US, Israeli and UK flags. The protesters said they wanted to shut down the embassy. Protesters also targeted Gholhak Gardens, a British diplomatic compound in north Tehran that has been a source of contention between Iranian and UK officials over its ownership. Both of the protests have now ended.

The UK foreign secretary, William Hague, said he held the Iranian government responsible for failing to protect the embassy, despite Tehran's expressions of regret for today's events. The foreign office advised British nationals in Iran to stay indoors and keep a low profile after the attacks. The Iranian foreign ministry said it regretted the events and was committed to the safety of diplomats on its soil but Hague said it "remains a very serious failure by the Iranian government".

The semi-official Fars news agency said six UK embassy staff were rescued by police after being held hostage by the protesters who it described as "self-motivated university students". The UK foreign office would not comment directly but Hague said that all staff had been accounted for.

Clashes between police and protesters were reported at the UK embassy. One protester was in a critical condition, according to Fars. It said several protesters and police officers were injured. Police used teargas to try to disperse protesters. Some were reportedly arrested at Gholhak Gardens.

Foreign secretary William Hague Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
6.10pm GMT / 1.10pm EST: The UK's foreign secretary, William Hague (pictured left), has issued a strong statement on Iran. He said all embassy staff are accounted for but his anger has clearly not been mollified by Iran's expression of regret for today's events:
"This afternoon our two Embassy compounds in Tehran were stormed by several hundred people, putting the safety of our diplomats and their families at risk and causing extensive damage to our property. The United Kingdom takes this irresponsible action extremely seriously. It amounts to a grave breach of the Vienna Convention which requires the protection of diplomats and diplomatic premises under all circumstances.
We hold the Iranian government responsible for its failure to take adequate measures to protect our embassy, as it is required to do. I spoke to the Iranian foreign minister this afternoon, to protest in the strongest terms about these events and to demand immediate steps to ensure the safety of our staff and of both Embassy compounds.
While he said that he was sorry for what had happened and that action would be taken in response, this remains a very serious failure by the Iranian government. The Iranian charge d'affaires in London has been summoned to the Foreign Office this afternoon and the prime minister has chaired a meeting of Cobra.
The safety of our staff is our utmost priority. On our latest information it now appears that all our staff and their dependants are accounted for. We are urgently establishing the whereabouts of our locally engaged security staff to ensure their wellbeing. All other locally engaged staff had been instructed not to attend the embassy today because of the likelihood of demonstrations.
We warn British nationals against all but essential travel to Iran, and we advise the small number that are in Iran to stay indoors and to await further advice. We have made clear to the Iranian government that they must take immediate steps to ensure the safety of UK personnel; to ensure that property taken from the Embassy compounds is returned; and to secure the compounds with immediate effect. Clearly there will be other, further, and serious consequences. I will make a Statement updating Parliament on this tomorrow." more

Monday, November 28, 2011

Military To Arrest American Citizens In Their Own Back Yard Without Charge Or Trial If Bill Is Passed !

A view of the US Senate (file photo)
American civil rights activists have censured the country's senate for seeking to allow the military to imprison American citizens without bringing a charge against them.

American rights activists have slammed the US Senate for gearing up to vote on a bill on Monday that would define the whole of the United States as a 'battlefield' and allow the military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.

The reactions comes after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said last week that “the senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president-and every future president - the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even US citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself.”

Under the 'worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial' provision of S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which is set to be up for a vote on the Senate floor Monday, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said South Carolina's left-wing Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who supports the bill.

The bill was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing, the ACLU added.

This means Americans could be declared domestic terrorists and thrown in a military brig with no recourse whatsoever.

Given that the Department of Homeland Security has characterized behavior such as buying gold, owning guns, using a watch or binoculars, donating to charity, using the telephone or email to find information, using cash, and other instances of mundane behavior as potential indicators of domestic terrorism, such a provision would be wide open to abuse, critics say.

The senate bid comes against a backdrop of protests in the United States where Americans have been holding rallies against the corporatism and corruption on Wall Street.

The so-called 'Occupy' protesters say they are fed up with current economic hardships and are demonstrating against poverty, unemployment, war, and corporatism among other grievances that have plagued the country for several years now.

Protesters say they aim to increase the awareness of the public on the economic injustice in the country.

The Occupy movement emerged after a group of demonstrators gathered in New York's financial district on September 17 to protest the unjust distribution of wealth in the country, and the laws that maintain the distribution.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pakistan :Enraged Pakistanis burn Obama effigy, slam US

In Karachi, the port city used by the United States to ship supplies to troops fighting in Afghanistan, more than 700 people gathered outside the US consulate, an AFP photographer said.

They shouted: "down with America, stay away Americans, Pakistan is ours, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our army", while Pakistani riot police were deployed near the more

Aljazeera: Arab Revolt - Past And Present - Arabs have historically revolted every decade against rulers and the west has counter-revolted most attempts.

Arafats Road to Olslo began in the 1970s with the large scale funding pouring in from the Gulf countries [EPA]

New York, New York - The current popular challenges to the Western-sponsored Arab dictatorships are hardly a new occurrence in modern Arab history. We have seen such uprisings against European colonialism in the region since its advent in Algeria in 1830 and in Egypt in 1882. Revolts in Syria in the 1920s against French rule and especially in Palestine from 1936 to 1939 against British colonial rule and Zionist settler-colonialism were massive by global standards.

Indeed the Palestinian Revolt would inspire others in the colonised world and would remain an inspiration to Arabs for the rest of the century and beyond.

Anti-colonial resistance which also opposed the colonially-installed Arab regimes continued inJordan, in Egypt, in Bahrain, Iraq, North and South Yemen, Oman, Morocco, and Sudan.

The massive anti-colonial revolt in Algeria would finally bring about independence in 1962 from French settler colonialism. The liberation of Algeria meant that one of the two European settler-colonies in the Arab world was down, and only one remained: Palestine. On the territorial colonial front, much of the Arabian Gulf remained occupied by the British until the 1960s and early 1970s, and awaited liberation. more

IRAN :Washington DC and Tel Aviv have been promoting a renewed rhetoric of an Iranian threat

The UN could establish a Nuclear-Free Middle East Zone with the help of the US that is busy securing oil supplies [EPA]

Editor's note: Over the past week various elements both in Washington DC and Tel Aviv have been promoting a renewed rhetoric of an Iranian threat. Back in July of this year, Professor Chomsky wrote the following commentary on the issue that resonates even louder today. more

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Syria :Media Lies Used to Provide a Pretext for Another "Humanitarian War": Protest in Syria: Who Counts the Dead?

According to numerous reports from the Western media, human rights organisation, as well as the UN, countless peaceful civilians have been killed by the Syrian forces since the beginning of the unrest in the country in mid March. But where do the numbers come from?
Many media reports on the alleged deadly repression by the Syrian government fail to mention the sources of their information, which are very often referred to solely as "human rights groups" or "activists":
"Rights groups said Sunday that troops cracking down on pro-democracy protesters killed eight people in northern Idlib province and four more in central areas near Hama. (Syrian Forces Kill 12 as ICRC Head Visits Damascus, Voice of America, September 4, 2011.)
These protests are an unprecedented challenge to President Bashar al-Assad — and his family, which has ruled the country for more than 40 years. The cost has been high: at least 200 dead, according to human rights groups, and many cyber activists have been jailed. (Deborah Amos, Syrian Activist In Hiding Presses Mission From Abroad, NPR, April 22, 2011.)
At least 75 people have been killed today in Syria during mass protests, local human rights activists told Amnesty International [...] 
Thirty were killed in the southern town of Izzra’, 22 in Damascus, 18 in the Homs area and the rest in other towns and villages, activists said [...] (Scores killed in Syria as 'Great Friday' protests are attacked, Amnesty International, April 22, 2011.)
Although the necessity to remain "anonymous" where dissent is said to be life threatening may under certain circumnstances be understandable, this stance inevitably raises suspicions: The "'numbers" can be used to demonize the government, as part of  covert operations by any state or organisation looking for regime change in Damascus. It is no secret that the overthrow of the Syrian regime has been a long-sought goal by several foreign powers, including the U.S. and Israel.

The reliance of the mainstream media on information emanating from anonymous groups provides a biased understanding of the Syrian protests, which in turn supports the broader objective of destabilizing the Syrian regime.
When information from unknown sources pertaining to the death toll is published either by a mainstream media or a recognized human rights group, it is invariably picked up and considered as "factual evidence" by other news sources or think tanks, without further verification. Moreover, in the process the information is subject to further distortion. Here is an example of this phenomenon: more

NATO : Air Attack On Pakistani Troops Was Self-Defence, Claims Senior Western Official

Nato trucks at the Pakistani border town of Torkham bound for Afghanistan
Nato trucks at the Pakistani border town of Torkham bound for Afghanistan: a senior western official claims an attack by Nato aircraft on Pakistani troops that allegedly killed as many as 28 soldiers was an act of self-defence. Photograph: Qazi Rauf/AP
An attack by Nato aircraft on Pakistani troops that allegedly killed as many as 28 soldiers and looks set to further poison relations between the US and Pakistan was an act of self-defence, a senior western official has claimed.

According to the Kabul-based official, a joint US-Afghan force operating in the mountainous Afghan frontier province of Kunar was the first to come under attack in the early hours of Saturday morning, forcing them to return fire.

The high death toll from an incident between two supposed allies suggests Nato helicopters and jets strafed Pakistani positions with heavy weapons.

The deadliest friendly fire incident since the start of the decade-long war also prompted Pakistan to ban Nato supply trucks from crossing into Afghanistan and to issue an order demanding the US quit the remote Shamsi airbase, from which the US has operated some unmanned drone aircraft.

A spokesman for Nato's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said it was "highly likely" that aircraft which had been called into the area to provide "close air support" to troops on the ground was responsible for causing casualties among the Pakistani more


Friday, November 25, 2011

Syria On Verge Of Civil War

A grenade attack targeting the Damascus headquarters of the Syrian Baath party is just one more indication that the armed resistance to Assad's rule is rising and that the chances of a full scale civil war are growing by the week.
While the opposition in Syria is becoming an armed resistance, any outside military intervention would be pitted against a "really modern air force," said Anthony Cordesman, a military analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
"They know how to use their surface-to-air missiles," and can draw on an experienced army with thousands of tanks, Cordesman said. "Talking about a casual use of force, something like the no-fly zone we had inside Libya, simply isn't tenable."
The eight-month revolt against Assad's rule has begun to splinter the army, squeeze the economy and weaken support among erstwhile backers. Jordan's King Abdullah has said that Assad should step down. In the past week, defectors launched a rocket- propelled grenade assault on a military security building in Damascus.
Syria's people, not Assad's government, are suffering from international sanctions imposed because of the crackdown on protests, central bank Governor Adib Mayaleh said. While the Syrian pound is trading within a reasonable range, Syrians should avoid speculation in the currency that would put their assets at risk, he said on state television today.
Assad said military action against Syria would create an "earthquake" across the Middle East.
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Syria : Six Elite Pilots Killed In Ambush

Six elite military pilots have been killed in an ambush in the restive Homs province of Syria, the country’s military has said.

In a rare TV statement, the armed forces confirmed the deaths which occured on Thursday, marking a dangerous escalation in violence.

International pressure has been mounting on Syrian president Bashar Assad to curb violence, but the statement warned that the army will “hit back” at any attempt to cause chaos.

The death come as Syria misses a deadline imposed by the Arab League to sign a deal allowing monitors into the country.

The League, which has expelled Syria, want observe if a plan to end bloodshed within the country is being carried out.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#Iran : #American #Propaganda -Seymour Hersh: Propaganda Used Ahead of Iraq War Is Now Being Reused over Iran’s Nuke Program

While the United States, Britain and Canada are planning to announce a coordinated set of sanctions against Iran’s oil and petrochemical industry today, longtime investigative journalist Seymour Hersh questions the growing consensus on Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program.

International pressure has been mounting on Iran since the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency revealed in a report the "possible military dimensions" to Iran’s nuclear activities, citing "credible" evidence that "indicates that Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device." In his latest article for The New Yorker blog, titled "Iran and the IAEA," Hersh argues the recent report is a "political document," not a scientific study. "They [JSOC] found nothing. Nothing. No evidence of any weaponization," Hersh says. "In other words, no evidence of a facility to build the bomb. They have facilities to enrich, but not separate facilities to build the bomb. This is simply a fact." [includes rush transcript]