Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tony Blair, who is supposed to be a Middle East peace envoy, probably receives money from Bernard Arnault who illegally manufactures cosmetics in the West Bank.

"Ethnic cleansing in the Israeli Negev" The nice touch is that the IDF ethnic cleansers brought busloads of Jewish Israeli civilians with them, to witness and cheer the destruction. Aren't Jews so lovable?

When white phosphorus just isn't enough - "Gaza children shelled with flechette bombs".

"WikiLeaks Posts Mysterious ‘Insurance’ File"

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

The 'war on terror' - invented at Herzliya in the late 80's to replace fighting commies, the failing USSR, as the rationale for the United States to support Israel - is the purest distillation of Jewish manipulation of the United States to allow Jews to kill people and steal their land with the backing of American power. Nothing is more obvious. Why then, do so many Americans participate in this damaging - indeed, eventually destroying - charade? Money. The Security-Industrial Complex pays very well:
"Why would these hundreds of organizations and contracting companies be willing to take gigantic amounts of the taxpayers’ money when everyone agrees that the money cannot be spent sensibly and that the system already in place cannot function effectively or efficiently to attain its ostensible purpose? The question answers itself. It’s loot for the taking, and there has been no shortage of takers. Indeed, these stationary bandits continue to demand more money each year.

And for what? The announced goal is to identify terrorists and eliminate them or prevent them from carrying out their nefarious acts. This is simultaneously a small task and an impossible one. It is small because the number of persons seeking to carry out a terrorist act of substantial consequence against the United States and in a position to do so cannot be more than a handful. If the number were greater, we would have seen many more attacks or attempted attacks during the past decade - after all, the number of possible targets is virtually unlimited, and the attackers might cause some form of damage in countless ways. The most plausible reason why so few attacks or attempted attacks have occurred is that very few persons have been trying to carry them out. (I refer to genuine attempts, not to the phony-baloney schemes planted in the minds of simpletons by government undercover agents and then trumpeted to the heavens when the FBI 'captures' the unfortunate victims of the government’s entrapment.)

So, the true dimension of the terrorism problem that forms the excuse for these hundreds of programs of official predation against the taxpayers is small - not even in the same class with, say, reducing automobile-accident or household-accident deaths by 20 percent. Yet, at the same time, the antiterrorism task is impossible because terrorism is a simple act available in some form to practically any determined adult with access to Americans and their property at home or abroad. It is simply not possible to stop all acts of terrorism if potential terrorists have been given a sufficient grievance to motivate their wreaking some form of havoc against Americans. However, it is silly to make the prevention of all terrorist acts the goal. What can’t be done won’t be done, regardless of how many people and how much money one devotes to doing it. We can, though, endure some losses from terrorism in the same way that we routinely endure some losses from accidents, diseases, and ordinary crime.

The sheer idiocy of paying legions of twenty-something grads of Harvard and Yale - youngsters who cannot speak Arabic, Farsi, Pashtun, or any of the other languages of the areas they purport to be analyzing and know practically nothing of the history, customs, folkways, and traditions of these places - indicates that no one seriously expects the promised payoff in intelligence to emerge from the effort. The whole business is akin to sending a blind person to find a needle inside a maze buried somewhere in a hillside. That the massive effort is utterly uncoordinated and scarcely able to communicate one part’s 'findings' to another only strengthens the conclusion that the goal is not stopping terrorism, but getting the taxpayers’ money and putting it into privileged pockets. Even if the expected damage from acts of terrorism against the United States were $10 billion per year, which seems much too high a guess, it makes no sense to spend more than $75 billion every year to prevent it - and it certainly makes no sense to spend any money only pretending to prevent it.

What we see here is not really an 'intelligence' or counterterrorism operation at all. It’s a rip-off, plain and simple, fed by irrational fear and continually stoked by the government plunderers who are exercising the power and raking in the booty to 'fight terrorism.'"
"Israel Threatens Lebanon" - under the Jew-controlled MSM radar (needless to say), Israel has been taking some rather extreme steps to attempt to provoke Hezbollah into a rocket counterattack which would allow Barak to carry out his promise:
"I think that they're [the Lebanese government] responsible for what happens and if it happens that Hezbollah will shoot into Tel Aviv, we will not run after each Hezbollah terrorist or launcher of some rocket in all Lebanon. We'll see the government of Lebanon responsible for what happens, and for what happens within its government, its body politic, and its arsenal of munitions. And we will see it as legitimate to hit any target that belongs to the Lebanese state, not just to the Hezbollah. And somehow, we are not looking for it. I am not threatening."
The Jews are promising to use the Dahiya Doctrine - wanton destruction of civilian targets intended as collective punishment - in this case presumably to force Lebanon to give up the Litani River. The fact that Israel is a country that has as a policy the Dahiya Doctrine is the reason why nothing short of the utter destruction of Israel as a Jewish-controlled state is acceptable to any moral and decent human being.

"WikiLeaks or WikiLedes?" WikiLeaks is a tremendous embarrassment to mainstream 'journalism', which is one of the reasons why mainstream 'journalists' are participating in attempts to undermine the credibility of WikiLeaks. The other reason, and why they are so, so, so embarrassing, is that they are suck-ups to power: "New York Times reporters met with White House before publishing WikiLeaks story".

Letter by Fulton Armstrong in response to Thomas Powers’s review of Robert Jervis’s 'Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War'. Intelligence analysts, and in particular those that worked on the question of whether Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, produce whatever crap the President and Vice President tell them to.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

If you had any doubts . . .

Oliver Stone said some true things, got in trouble with the Jews, and then had to apologize (of course, the apology was not accepted). He referred to the "Jewish domination of the media", and then went into turbo-truth mode (bowdlerization fixed):
"There’s a major lobby in the United States. They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has fucked up United States foreign policy for years."
This is the most true thing said by an American since Mel Gibson.

Now big Jewish media players Haim Saban and Ari Emanuel are urging CBS to drop Stone's latest series from Showtime, a network owned by CBS. Both went directly to the head of CBS, the Jew Leslie Moonves. Saban:
"Oliver Stone should be given a helping hand - indeed, a vigorous shove - into the land of forced retirement. There, in the professional wilderness where he belongs, standing on a splintered soapbox right next to Mel Gibson's, he can preach his anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism into the wind.

Anyone who works with this guy should be ashamed of himself/herself, and shouldn't share this distasteful fact with their neighbors - and especially their kids."
Saban also wants Stone's agent to drop him, just as Ari purported to drop Mel.
You can cut the irony with a knife:
"Haim Saban, Israeli-American major media mogul and major Univision stockholder, says how dare Olive Stone say Jews dominate the media, as Saban sits back at his executive desk at Saban Capital Group headquarters, picks up his phone and calls the head of CBS, Les Moonves and insists Moonves kill the Oliver Stone documentary, pronto.

Then, Saban picks up the phone and telephones Saban's partners in print media and directs them to do a story on himself picking up the phone and calling CBS to kill the Oliver Stone documentary.

Then, Saban picks up the phone and calls Oliver Stone's agent and urges his agent to drop Stone immediately, or else face Saban's wrath . . .

Less than 24hrs. later, media pundits heed Saban's call . . . "

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Chesser problem

From boingboing:
"Mr. Chesser was Jewish, but converted to a wacked-out, militant crazystrain of Islam that involves uploading jihadi videos to YouTube and invoking assassination unto the creators of Cartman and Butters."
A comment to the above:
"Isn't it slightly odd how many Jewish Al Qaeda terrorists seem to get caught?
Adam Gadahn
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/13/american.qaeda.message/index.html
Adam Pearlman
http://www.nysun.com/foreign/jewish-musicians-son-joins-al-qaedas-ranks/39535/
Yousef Al-Khattab
http://thebrooklynink.com/2010/04/23/11041-yousef-al-khattab-man-behind-virulent-islamic-website-grew-up-jewish/"
and this comment:
"Israel puts a lot of effort into infiltrating Islamic extremist groups. In order to get reliable agents in place, some Jews have to pretend to be Islamic extremists. I think most of them are better at it than the notorious former(?) Jews and self-proclaimed Islamic hard-liners Adam Gadahn, Adam Pearlman, Yousef Al-Khattab, and Zachary Chesser. Some of these Israeli agents and operatives are likely agents provocateurs who are responsible for some real terrorism."
Revolution Muslim is now associated with two Jewish 'converts', making it false flag central:
"Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, characterized Revolution Muslim as a loosely-organized group with such outrageous beliefs he believes it may be a 'setup' to smear Islam.

'They say wild and irresponsible things periodically,' Hooper told FoxNews.com. 'There's a strong suspicion that they're merely a setup to make Muslims and Islam look bad. They say such wild and crazy things that you have to wonder.'"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

From Hans in the comments (I noticed this too):
"It started with Pakistan and Iran. However later editions of the news dropped Iran. Me thinks this Wiki leaks was staged as you rightly say 'never waste an opportunity', however saying Iran supports the Taliban is so far fetched that even the CIA has some sense!"
The same old neocons (90% Jews, 10% bought-off members of the Security Industrial Complex) who lied the United States into its empire-ending War For The Jews against Iraq are now claiming that an American attack on Iran is 'inevitable'!

"The political genius of supply-side economics":
"My reading of contemporary Republican thinking is that there is no chance of any attempt to arrest adverse long-term fiscal trends should they return to power. Moreover, since the Republicans have no interest in doing anything sensible, the Democrats will gain nothing from trying to do much either. That is the lesson Democrats have to draw from the Clinton era’s successful frugality, which merely gave George W. Bush the opportunity to make massive (irresponsible and unsustainable) tax cuts. In practice, then, nothing will be done.

Indeed, nothing may be done even if a genuine fiscal crisis were to emerge. According to my friend, Bruce Bartlett, a highly informed, if jaundiced, observer, some “conservatives” (in truth, extreme radicals) think a federal default would be an effective way to bring public spending they detest under control. It should be noted, in passing, that a federal default would surely create the biggest financial crisis in world economic history.

To understand modern Republican thinking on fiscal policy, we need to go back to perhaps the most politically brilliant (albeit economically unconvincing) idea in the history of fiscal policy: “supply-side economics”. Supply-side economics liberated conservatives from any need to insist on fiscal rectitude and balanced budgets. Supply-side economics said that one could cut taxes and balance budgets, because incentive effects would generate new activity and so higher revenue.

The political genius of this idea is evident. Supply-side economics transformed Republicans from a minority party into a majority party. It allowed them to promise lower taxes, lower deficits and, in effect, unchanged spending. Why should people not like this combination? Who does not like a free lunch?

How did supply-side economics bring these benefits? First, it allowed conservatives to ignore deficits. They could argue that, whatever the impact of the tax cuts in the short run, they would bring the budget back into balance, in the longer run. Second, the theory gave an economic justification – the argument from incentives - for lowering taxes on politically important supporters. Finally, if deficits did not, in fact, disappear, conservatives could fall back on the “starve the beast” theory: deficits would create a fiscal crisis that would force the government to cut spending and even destroy the hated welfare state."
"22 Statistics That Prove The Middle Class Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America"

"The Land of Greatly Diminished Opportunity":
"In the wake of tax cuts, what seems to occur among the wealthiest is not enterprise re-investment or job creation, but profit-taking. No longer incented to "protect their money from the government" by plowing it back into their businesses, the rich instead either save it - often in overseas tax havens - or spend it elsewhere. Such spending does drive some level of growth, but on a scale altogether far inferior to that from reinvestment or even public sector spending."
"The New Doom":
"Last week, not very far from the hedge fund manager's ranch, the billionaire John Malone gave a little-noticed interview to The Wall Street Journal from Allen & Co.'s annual Sun Valley conference. Asked about the biggest risks to Liberty, his media conglomerate, Mr. Malone said his concern was this country's survival. "We have a retreat that's right on the Quebec border. We own 18 miles on the border, so we can cross. Anytime we want to, we can get away."

His wife is more concerned: She's already moved her personal cash to Australia and Canada. "She wants to have a place to go," said Mr. Malone, No. 400 on this year's Forbes list of the richest people in the world, "if things blow up here.""
War on AC: "Quote of the Day: Thomas Friedman On The Horrific Cost Of Air Conditioning" (and comment by Spincycleswirl)

Trying to change the subject: "Pak links to Taliban a "scapegoat" for US"

"Controversial DNA Crime-fighting Technique Keeps It All In the Family": they caught the "Grim Sleeper" serial murderer using a massive breach of privacy. Nobody cares.

"Did Bradley Manning Act Alone?" "Afghanistan war logs: Story behind biggest leak in intelligence history" Manning wouldn't have had access to all this material without a lot of help from relatively high up in the Pentagon.

Monday, July 26, 2010

'Competing firm'

Boris Karpichkov used to be a Russian spy, and his background led him to be chatty with the British spy community (Grieve is the Attorney General for England and Wales):
"Mr Karpichkov, who sought political asylum in the UK in 1998 and now has British nationality, says he met the ‘agent’, Peter Everett, on dozens of occasions while carrying out work for Mr Everett’s company Group Global Intelligence Services, which hired ex-MI5 operatives for corporate detective work and infiltration.

In the document sent to Mr Grieve, Mr Karpichkov says that during one of their meetings, two days after Dr Kelly’s body was found, Mr Everett told him that Dr Kelly had been ‘exterminated’ for his ‘reckless behaviour’.

Mr Karpichkov, who says that Mr Everett indicated that he was an ‘active field operative’ for MI5, writes: ‘He told me that it was extremely uncomfortable, inconsistent and unusual for Dr Kelly to slash his arm in the way he did. He would have lost some blood, but it would not have been fatal.

‘He also claimed that it was not a coincidence that Special Branch officers were the ones who first appeared on the scene – they moved Dr Kelly’s body to another location, changed the original position of his corpse and took away incriminating evidence.

‘He added that the scene where Dr Kelly’s body was found was carefully arranged and completely “washed out”, including the destruction of all fingerprints. When I asked who was behind his death, he [Mr Everett] answered indirectly, saying the “competing firm”, which I took to mean MI6.’"

The usual thought police strike again

You can say just about anything, true or false, but there is one truth you will be punished for uttering (and note the bias in the headline):
"Judge faces anti-Semitism probe after speech attacking Israel helps free arms factory protesters"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Israel, the movie

Remember the story of the sub-human who was convicted of rape for deceiving a Jewish woman that he was actually a human being so she would have sex with him? I've been racking my brain to determine what this reminds me of. 'Blade Runner'! Harrison Ford plays a Blade Runner, a human being whose job it is to destroy the human-like robots called replicants if they start to pretend to be human beings. Blade Runners are the Israeli justice system. Of course, the Blade Runner played by Harrison Ford becomes hopelessly corrupted by the replicants, and may even be a replicant (the much discussed origami left by the character played by Edward James Olmos . . . ). Jews are terrified of sexual pollution by sub-humans. Of course, the replicants/Palestinians turn out to be the only real human beings.

Israel as a distopian novel

The Jews are trying to feel better about themselves by fantasizing about how much worse it could be in a distopian near future (of course, the 'worse' is what they really want):
"Will Israel turn into the fascist State of Judea by 2022?"
while the joke is that they are already there in 2010:
"Israel turns upon its own".

Saturday, July 24, 2010

False-flag-arama

False-flag-arama (my emphasis in red):
"A retired U.S. Air Force colonel charged in the 1980s in an Iran-contra related weapons smuggling case has been indicted in a U.S. federal court in Miami with conspiring with an Israeli aeronautics engineer to illegally export 2,000 AK-47s to Somalia."
The Israeli, Chanoch Miller, was the buyer, and the weapons were to be shipped from Bosnia. Haaretz thinks the whole thing is a story about the kidnapping of an Israeli national ('kidnapping' being the proper term to use when a Jew is arrested for committing a crime). Of course, were Americans to attack Somalia, these guns would be discovered, and no doubt would be traced back to an Islamic terrorist group in Bosnia (which could then be attacked for harboring an Islamic terrorist group), thus justifying the American invasion as part of the 'war on terror'.

Meanwhile, another American Jew is in trouble for pretending to be an Islamist terrorist. Shades of Adam Gadahn. These people aren't usually arrested, so you have to wonder if the Americans are finally showing some displeasure at all the false flags.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

"Blowing the Whistle on the Snitch Racket" (counterintelligence is a bitch):
"The undermining paradox of secret organizations is that they require snitching on violators: disclosing secrets. And they are rewarded for doing so.

A similar paradox involves leaking confidential information: the greater the leakage the greater the secrecy countermeasures. The greater the secrecy the greater punishment for leaking and the greater the rewards for abetting leaking.

In both paradoxes, snitching is valorized as heroic to cloak its inherent betrayal - valorized and hyperbolized by beneficiaries of secret snitching who face little risk. Snitches leverage this to demand more honor and pay or else drop the axe on those who believe themselves masters.

Authoritarians fear their own spies like no other enemy. This paranoia begets counterspies which beget counter-counterspies, endlessly, who snitch on one another, profitably."
"Microscopically chromed lining" The latest Breitbart phony gotcha was undermined by an anomaly in the timing of the revealing of the lie.

Blankfort on Chomsky's deep bad faith on Zionism, revealed by his indefensible and incoherent position on BDS. It is important to note that Chomsky is smart enough to realize that he is undermining his entire life's work, but the power of tribalism compels him.

The concentration camp guard at his most vile.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The tide is just starting to turn on this most obvious Jewish conspiracy to crucify Mel Gibson. More later.

It is funny that everybody thought that Hillary Clinton would be the first American President without testicles. I don't think they should give Shirley Sherrod her old job back - they should give her the job of the moron who effectively fired her.

"9 Countries Have Recorded Hottest-Ever Temps This Year" I know, it is a conspiracy by Maurice Strong to take over the world. Those poor big oil companies!

"Mainstreaming Hate" Hilarious! The standard Jewish attack these days - besides relying on comments from the concentration camp guard - is to attack people by citing those who make comments to postings. That is the best they can do.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The meme that is taking the internet by storm - Obama the mega-wimp:
"When it comes to words he's as good as anybody but GOOD LORD do not let him anywhere near a dirty scuffle because he will be the first to wave the white flag a la France circa June 1940. A little bit pathetic how we go from a President who did not miss an opportunity to act as disgusting, arrogant, and condescending as humanly possible to one who we've yet to see even show legitimate signs of real anger or tenacity at any of the countless misfortunes this country currently faces."
Won't stand up to the banks or Wall Street, won't stand up to BP, won't stand up to the Republicans, won't stand up to serial losers like fuckin' Andrew Breitbart, and certainly won't stand up to the Jews. Obama is some kind of medical miracle - the man without a spine.

The future now: the FBI managed to get a company to shut down 70,000 blogs - I don't know how accurate this number is - due to the fact that one of them hosted the false flag 'al Qaeda' magazine. Joe Lieberman must be thrilled. In case you want to "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom", Cryptome has it.

"“Peace Envoy” Blair Gets an Easy Ride in the Independent" Hilarious response, or non-response, by the 'journalist' involved, who was too busy fellating Blair to ask him any serious questions.

"Is the Madoff Scandal Paradigmatic?"

More MacDonald: "Jewish overrepresentation at elite universities explained"

Blood dripping from his fangs: the Jew Bret Stephens hopes that Israel commits nuclear genocide against the people of Iran in order to stop the mythical Iranian nuclear program.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pariahs

More of this will help a lot:
"Three Israeli men have been turned out of Mauritius on suspicion they were there on a secret mission to spy on tourists from Dubai, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.

The three arrived on the island, an exotic tourist destination in the Indian Ocean, in order to conclude their trip to the Soccer World Cup.

But they never made it to the turquoise beaches. As soon as they landed immigration officers, who were convinced they were Mossad agents who had come to the island to disturb the peace, placed them under arrest and submitted them to hours of intensive interrogations."

and:
"He said they had arrived Saturday on a British Airways flight, and were held up at passport control. "They looked at our passports, flipped through them, and then began to speak in French, saying, 'Israelis, Israelis'," Roee said.

Unfortunately, a flight from Dubai had landed on the island just moments before theirs had arrived. The immigration officers, fearing a case similar to that of the Mabhouh assassination, prevented them from passing.

They were taken to another room where, they say, the officers began to yell at them. "They claimed our passports were fake and didn't believe a word we said," Roee recounted.

"They didn't understand why we hadn't booked a hotel for the first night, and asked if we had any money. We showed them credit cards, but they just kept saying, 'Israeli, Israeli' as if we had done something wrong.""
and:
"After hanging up, Roee and his friends insisted upon staying on the island. "They replied that we would be detained for six months because we tried to enter with fake passports," he said.

The immigration officers also refused to call the Foreign Ministry in order to ascertain the identity of the young men. "I told the one in charge I wanted to speak to someone above him. He said, 'Go talk to the president of Mauritius'," Roee said.

Furious, the three were placed on a flight back to South Africa. They had spared no expense to enjoy their vacation, and paid for first-class seats on the way to the island, Roee said, but ended up spending just a few infuriating hours in the airport."

Human beings, and the goyim

Human beings, and the goyim:
"Sabar Kashour, a young man from East Jerusalem, was sentenced today (Monday) to 18 months in prison after having defrauded and thereby raped and committed indecent acts upon a Jewish young woman, who only yielded to him because she thought he was a Jew. Additionally, the judges – Deputy Presiding Justice Zvi Segal, Moshe Dror, and Yoram Noam required Kashour to pay the complainant financial compensation amounting to NIS 10,000.

The prosecution representative, Adv. Daniel Vittman, argued that Kashour had indeed carried out his plot without the use of force, but that he had dissipated her ability to object to his actions by means of the false representation about his personal situation – [claiming that he was] a Jewish bachelor interested in a significant romantic relationship. In this way he abused her desire for a deep emotional relationship, which was the only reason that she agreed to have sexual relations with him."
and:
"The prosecution first claimed that the complainant actively and significantly objected to the events, but in the course of the trial the young woman testified that she had agreed to the action because she had thought that the person in question was a Jew. In light of that the indictment was amended, and the defendant was accused of rape and indecent actions by way of fraud."
The 'victim' thought she was having sex with a human being, but she was really having sex with an Arab. There is no possible way to make rational sense of this decision without understanding that the court, and thus Israeli society, is profoundly racist.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Australia just suffered a Jewish coup d'etat.

June was the hottest June on record, with the lowest recorded level of Arctic sea ice since records began in 1979:
"June 2010 was the fourth consecutive warmest month on record (March, April, and May 2010 were also the warmest on record). This was the 304th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last month with below-average temperature was February 1985."
Of course, the bloggers for BP will tell us this is all a conspiracy. Just keep burning those hydrocarbons and everything will be fine.
All Jewish writers and 'journalists' are 'one-issue guys', and the Jewish connection to conservatism is completely about the fact that conservatives are the only people dumb enough to go along with the one issue. Thus we've recently seen Frum trying to pull American conservatives back from the abyss, the fear being that the collapse of conservatism into ridicule will be harmful to Anti-Assimilation Land. The latest Zionist attempt to save conservatism from itself involves climate change. Once everybody's hair is on fire, the Jews are afraid that somebody will say to conservatives: "Why did you assholes let this happen?" Since much of Anti-Assimilation Land depends on conservatism continuing to have some credibility, the collapse of conservatism due to its ridiculous positions on climate change wouldn't be good for the Jews.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Boycott censorship

Why the Jews told Robert Fulford to embarrass himself yet again and write some nonsense about the boycott:
"The effect is hidden by the Israeli various bureaus of statistics and the manufacturers association for example. There was one survey for example that showed 21% of Israeli exporters reported on average 10% loss of income because of the boycott which was related specifically to the attack on Gaza in 2008-2009. But this report was censored. This report was removed from… was never published, was only leaked to the media once and it's impossible to get it because the manufacturers association know if that information reaches people who support the boycott movement, that will empower them and give them more confidence to continue their efforts."

CIA embarrassment

Despite furious spinning by the embarrassed Americans (the CIA lies aren't even coherent, as they now say he was a low-level scientist who somehow has been providing them with vital information for years), the truth about Iranian double agent Shahram Amiri is starting to ooze out (but note the neocon attempt to make lemonade out of lemons in the last paragraph):
"Former U.S. intelligence agents have predicted that Amiri will disappear into prison or even face death, despite the hero's welcome he was accorded as he was met by his wife and hugged his seven-year-old son.

But his decision to fly back voluntarily, claiming outlandishly that he was kidnapped by CIA and Saudi agents during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia last June and then tortured in the U.S., has prompted suspicions that he was a double agent working for Iran all along.

There are also questions about why the Iranian authorities allowed him to travel alone to Saudi Arabia, despite his sensitive work, and why he left his family behind if he was intending to leave Iran permanently.

And his role as one of the sources for the now heavily disputed 2007 National Intelligence Estimate that downplayed Iran's suspected nuclear weapons operations has raised further doubts."

Friday, July 16, 2010

4 Bibi quotes

4 Bibi quotes from 2001, speaking to illegal settlers, while he thinks the cameras are off:
  1. On the proper way to deal with the Palestinians: "beat them up, not once but repeatedly, beat them up so it hurts so badly, until it's unbearable".
  2. Discussing whether the Americans would block a large-scale attack on the Palestinians: "I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. They won’t get in their way.”
  3. “They asked me before the election if I’d honor [the Oslo accords]. I said I would, but … I’m going to interpret the accords in such a way that would allow me to put an end to this galloping forward to the ’67 borders. How did we do it? Nobody said what defined military zones were. Defined military zones are security zones; as far as I’m concerned, the entire Jordan Valley is a defined military zone. Go argue.”
  4. Describing how he forced former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher to agree to allow Israel to unilaterally determine which parts of the West Bank were military zones (note that the Jews have since, under Netanyahu, reclaimed Hebron): "They didn't want to give me that letter so I didn't give them the Hebron agreement [the agreement giving Hebron back to the Palestinians]. I cut the cabinet meeting short and said, 'I'm not signing.' Only when the letter came, during that meeting, to me and to Arafat, did I ratify the Hebron agreement. Why is this important? Because from that moment on, I de facto put an end to the Oslo accords."
Pretty much sums up why there is no peace agreement. Bibi is America's Partner For Peace!

The third Amiri theory

The two Amiri theories:
  1. he was a top-level Iranian nuclear scientist who defected to the U. S. and spilled the beans to the CIA; or
  2. he was kidnapped by the Americans and held against his will in the United States, at least until they decided he was no more use to them.
The third Amiri theory is that he is an Iranian double agent who successfully fooled the CIA and spread disinformation in the United States. Not a bad theory - it explains why he left his family behind, and helps to explain the two conflicting videos. It also explains why the Americans tried to cover their embarrassment by claiming they paid him $5 million and that he had been an American agent while in Iran, as if what he told them had some value.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Polanski conspiracy

Why did Pedoland not send Roman back to serve his sentence? Looks like a conspiracy between Pedish authorities and some of the Americans, a conspiracy now described as a 'miscommunication'. From the AP:
"The Swiss government asked the U.S. Justice Department to release sealed transcripts in the Roman Polanski case just days before a Los Angeles judge was told that the Swiss did not request that information, according to a letter from Swiss officials that points to apparent miscommunication in the case."
Note that this first paragraph is completely confusing, possibly intentionally so. It confuses two separate proceedings, one brought by Roman's lawyers before a Los Angeles judge, and the other being the extradition, which was between the Pedoland Government and the U. S. Justice Department. The Los Angeles judge is a red herring. The article continues (my emphasis in red):
"The officials said that the denial of access to the information was the key factor in the refusal to extradite the film maker to the U.S., according to the letter to the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.

A district attorney's spokeswoman said their office was never notified of the Swiss request and did not know that the Justice Department had turned it down.

The letter dated Monday was obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday night. It provided a time line of when the request was filed and when it was turned down.

The letter blamed the denial of extradition solidly on the refusal by the Justice Department to show transcripts of testimony by the film director's original prosecutor to Swiss officials.

"Since the additional documents requested were not transmitted in full, extradition of Roman Polanski to the United States of America is thus denied," said the letter.

Justice Department spokeswoman Laura Sweeney said she had no comment on the matter.

The Swiss said that they wanted to know whether Polanski, who was being held in a 33-year-old sex case, had already served his sentence.

The Swiss had said from the beginning that their extradition laws allowed Polanski to be sent to the United States only if he was going to be required to serve at least six months in prison. They sought the testimony of original prosecutor Roger Gunson to clarify the matter.

On May 13, the letter said, the Justice Department "responded that the desired copy of the statement of Roger Gunson could not be given out."

The letter added, "Under these circumstances it cannot be excluded with certainty that Roman Polanski, who was imprisoned in the Chino State Prison for 42 days, has not already served the sentence imposed on him."

It was the first indication that the Swiss were potentially accepting arguments raised by Polanski's lawyers who claimed he was a victim of misconduct by now deceased Superior Court Judge Laurence Rittenband. The letter mentions Rittenband by name and said authorities wanted to know whether Rittenband had promised Polanski that his time undergoing a diagnostic study in prison would be his entire sentence. He had pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl.

The request was transmitted to the Justice Department, they said, on May 5, 2010.

Adding to the confusion, Swiss Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli had said on April 30 that his department wasn't interested in the testimony. "Such documents are irrelevant for the extradition proceedings," he had told the AP.

But the ministry said it then asked U.S. authorities for the transcript only days later because it was believed to contain evidence of paramount importance to the case.

Asked after Polanksi's release about what seemed to be an about-turn, the ministry declined to explain itself."
and:
"District attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said prosecutors in Los Angeles were never notified of the request. She said the only contact from the Justice Department was a query asking for an explanation of what a conditional examination was."
Had the L. A. prosecutors been informed, they could have easily turned over the information (which was completely irrelevant to any good faith extradition proceeding). The request for this information was just a ruse, unnecessary to the Pedoland determination. A phony request for unnecessary information cooked up in a conspiracy between pedophile interests in Pedoland and the U. S. Justice Department, serving as a front for the Jewish Entertainment Industrial Complex. The point of the exercise was to find a way to keep Roman out of the United States, and keep the Los Angeles prosecutors in the dark until it was too late. The whole trick turned on creating phony doubts about the original proceedings based on the nuttiest of the conspiracy theories of the defense, the alleged wrongdoing of the original judge, a theory presented by Polanski defenders without even a shred of evidence, and based on the legally wrong idea that a judge has to accept a plea bargain as presented to him.

Up to their old tricks

Noam says the idea that he is against boycotting Israel is an 'internet rumor', then proceeds to state that he is against boycotting Israel.

There really is no coherent way to understand his position. It is primitive and tribal. It makes a mockery of his entire life's work.

Speaking of tribal, idiot Zionist columnist Richard Cohen says "Thank you, Switzerland, for freeing Polanski". He has a convoluted explanation (read the comments!), but we all know Cohen wouldn't even bother to write about Polanski if it wasn't tribal (and Polanski apparently doesn't consider himself to be Jewish!). Oh, and Harry Truman didn't put up with the state of Israel against the (correct) advice of all his highest gentile advisers because he was moved by the "plight of Jews", he put up with the state of Israel because rich Jews kept coming into his office with suitcases full of money (in other words, nothing has changed).

I think it odd that primitive tribalism is considered to be downright embarrassing in modern society unless the tribesman is Jewish, in which case it is so common, and so expected, we don't even notice.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Elmer Crawford

Elmer Crawford brutally murdered his wife and children in Australia in 1970, and then disappeared. An internet crime sleuth named Debra Cashion thought the picture of an unidentified dead man posted on the DOE Network resembled the picture produced by the Australian police of how Crawford might look today (some people seem to have a gift for facial recognition). More scientific checking has confirmed the hunch. Crawford has a living daughter in England (and maybe a half-sister in Florida), and a DNA comparison to confirm the identity is in the works.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It looks like SITE has put a false-flag hit out on the 'Everybody Draw Mohammed' cartoonist. I knew this wouldn't end well for her.

Military dictatorships love midnight visits.

"The Con of the Decade Part I"

The Jews are getting nervous, and have hired a guy to whistle past the graveyard: "The anti-Israel boycott campaign: a study in failure"

I don't believe that the European governments are run by a conspiracy of pedophiles, but the Swiss decision on Polanski, based on laughable non-reasons, makes me wonder whether Switzerland should be renamed Pedoland. This background on the Polanski milieu is almost entirely nonsense (avoid Maury Terry), but fun nonetheless.

They caught the 'Barefoot Bandit' (I hope he escapes).

"When Turkey sent a flotilla"

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

"Mossad agents murdered my husband, says widow of billionaire arms dealer" - upcoming inquest on the assassination of Ashraf Marwan.

Conspiracy theory: one goal of the 1982 illegal attack on Lebanon by the shitty little country was to banish Fatah to Jordan, create a Palestinian state there, and thus prevent the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank. Much, much, much, much, much, much, much less successful Weiss conspiracy theory:
"(It's my belief that Obama has backed off on settlements because of nuclear coercion: that Israel has blackmailed him by threatening to bomb Iran. But that's just me, sitting in the woods.)"

"US Professors Raise Doubts About Report on South Korean Ship Sinking"

"Strategic Defaults of the Rich and Famous" "Rich Defaulting on Mortgages At Highest Rate" What kind of sick and twisted society would think there could be a moral duty to a bank? In fact, I think everybody who can get away with it has a positive moral obligation not to pay them. As usual, the rich are using a misdirected sense of morality to screw those foolish enough to be led around by the nose. They also like to use hot-button issues like abortion and euthanasia to wreck class distinctions by creating phony support for 'conservative', i.e., rich-supporting, political parties, parties which would rightfully have no support were it not for the artificial moral issues created by the ideologues who work for the rich. Morality is one of the biggest weapons used by the ultra-wealthy, ironically the most depraved group of monsters in society.

Nicolas Kristof is still looking for the Palestinian Gandhi. Of course, the Palestinians have been engaged in true non-violent resistance for decades. What happens? They are slaughtered or imprisoned by the Jews, and the Jew-controlled media - including the Jews who pay off stupid assholes like Kristof - completely ignores them.

"Having Your Cake and Eating it Too" Unbelievable.

Latuff:
  1. "In Memory of Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, 1935-2010"
  2. "In Memory of José Saramago, 1922-2010"

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Propaganda Preparation for the Final Solution in Lebanon

The Jews don't intend to attack Iran. They are going to attack Lebanon. They are going to carpet bomb the civilians in South Lebanon into dust. We know this because the Jews have already started the propaganda preparation for the Final Solution in Lebanon. The rather silly presentation on how Hezbollah has hidden its weapons in civilian centers is the start of getting the world ready to accept a holocaust, all in the name of Jewish 'self-defense'.

We know Hezbollah doesn't hide its weapons in civilian centers because:
  1. it didn't in the last illegal Jewish attack;
  2. any Israeli attack on rocket emplacements would hurt civilians, and Hezbollah depends on good relations with the civilian population; and
  3. Israel has too many spies in the civilian population, so hiding weapons near civilians risks detection by those reporting back to Israel.
It is preposterous to give up intelligence this way, as Hezbollah will just move its weapons. The only reason for such an IDF dog-and-pony show is to provide the propaganda background to prepare the world for what the Jews intend to do to South Lebanon, a massacre of all the civilians the Jews can slaughter. We know the IDF can't beat Hezbollah. Plan B is therefore to remove all the civilian population.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

René Schneider and Henry the K

Nixon and Kissinger joked on tape about the incompetence of the CIA in assassinating the Chilean army commander-in-chief, René Schneider, in 1970. The twist is that this is another example of Kissinger protecting himself. If you read the full story as told by Hitchens (before he lost his mind in a tragic architectural accident on September 11, 2001), it wasn't the CIA but Kissinger himself who was behind the strategy to use disgruntled Chilean military to kill Schneider. The CIA was just the messenger and supplier of weapons. In fact, the CIA seemed to think the plan was a bad idea, but Henry the K kept pushing for it. The CIA's post-assassination cover up seems to be directed at distancing Kissinger from the issue. One could argue that the Washington Post is protecting Kissinger by focusing so much on the role of the CIA, exactly what Kissinger was doing in his talk with Nixon.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Turn the other cheek

Here's that old Philip Kurian piece I liked so much (impossible to find using Google; easy to find using Bing!). Kurian was lynched for writing it, and not because there was anything untrue in it. The peculiar absence of grace in the Jews, the quickness to take offense at the merest hint of a perceived slight, and the need to seek the most complete revenge possible - and later, of course, the dancing on the grave to the tunes of klezmer music - is all over this ridiculous Octavia Nasr firing (which follows the Helen Thomas firing). Utter absence of grace looks even worse with increasing power.

It is interesting that grace, or at least the appearance of grace, is one of the leading values of the WASPs the Jews beat out to take over America. People with power who choose never to pass up a chance to prove their power and vindictiveness, who revel in winning every tiny battle while wrecking their opponents, are remembered, but not fondly. Enjoy that power while you can!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Bolivian bad aim

Hey, the Bolivian air force just tried to assassinate President Evo Morales by firing a missile at his spiffy new plane (it is not clear whether he was on the plane, or whether the air force knew if he was on the plane). A lot of American capitalists would be cheering such an assassination (Morales sets a very bad example, and is part of a much bigger 'problem'), and its not like the Americans don't have a history of doing such things. Or maybe it was just a warning.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

"This one-year projection of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will ruin your day" We'll have to wait for the oil to start wrecking the Eastern Seaboard for American politicians to start doing anything about it. Fortunately, that won't be too long.

"More developments in Jesuits case in Spain":
"The witness, whose name was not disclosed, is said to be a former military officer. His testimony reportedly indicated, as has generally been assumed, that the planning of the Jesuits murder happened at the highest levels of the Salvadoran military. The bombshell revelation was that the witness apparently testified that president Alfredo Cristiani had advance knowledge of the assassinations and approved them. Previously Cristiani had only been accused of participating in a cover-up of the crime. The witness also testified that following the massacre he took a satchel full of various belongings of the Jesuits to the military headquarters, where his superior officer called President Cristiani to apprise him of the event."
Cristiani is still a big player in extreme right-wing politics in El Salvador.

"There Are Mountains and There Are Mountains":
"Who is financing Mountaintop Removal now that Chase got out of the business? Our answer came from Rainforest Action Network. Two banks, mostly, PNC Bank of Philadelphia and UBS Bank of Switzerland."
"The Making of Manhattan's Elite Welfare Farmers":
"Mark F. Rockefeller, a fourth-generation industrialist, probably had taxes on his mind when he purchased roughly 5,000 acres of farmland in Swan Valley, Idaho, and started receiving subsidy checks at his capitalist lair in the Rockefeller Plaza. Starting in 2001, the federal government has been giving him $54,500 a year to not farm his land. That’s right: The government gives your money to a member of the ultimate capitalist clan, which has a combined worth of more than $200 billion, to just laze around, not work and let his fields weed over. It’s what they call a “conservation payment” program, in which the government pays farmers to convert their land into something natural, like wetlands or whatever other eco-friendly habitat might be appropriate for the environment.

It worked out well for Rockefeller. By some strange coincidence, his farmland happened to be right next to an upscale fly-fishing resort he opened up with his wife in 1999. The place, called South Fork Lodge, plays host to groups of rich, middle-aged men who pay $1,000 a day to fish in elegance and beauty with a personal fly-fishing guide. According to its website, “South Fork Lodge rests on a dramatic bend of eastern Idaho’s world famous South Fork of the Snake River in scenic Swan Valley. As you prepare to spend your day on one of the most scenic and majestic fly-fishing rivers in America, you will marvel at the breathtaking views from your room or the Lodge patio.”

What their guests probably don’t know is that they’ll be paying for some of those views twice: once to South Fork Lodge and once to Mark F. Rockefeller himself.

Rockefeller gets double the welfare by gaming the generous tax breaks built into agricultural land. It appears that instead of having South Fork Lodge own the land surrounding the resort and suffer the full force of a normal property tax rate, Rockefeller has had the business buy up just enough property to house the hotel’s various structures, while he purchased all the open space the resort needed - riverfront real estate for fly-fishing, outdoor activities and background scenery - in his own name and dedicated it to farming.

It’s win-win for Rockefeller’s business, allowing South Fork Lodge to offer commercial services on land for which he pays almost no taxes. The lodge charges $1,700 per night for its outdoor safaritype quarters, complete with servants and a personal chef, which they offer to guests who want to rough it in a 'gorgeous wilderness retreat nestled in the cottonwoods and aspens of the South Fork of the Snake River Canyon Section.'

Two of Rockefeller’s spinoff businesses - which provide guided fly-fishing trips - also exploit the tax-free property, using it for private boat-launches, riverfront access and camping. If you were wondering why wealthy guys like him would go all the way out to places like Idaho for a lousy couple of grand in subsidies, do the math: He’s making a fortune off the land. Rockefeller pays a pitiful property tax of roughly $10 per acre, something like 1/60th of what it should be. Adding up the 5,000 acres or so, he gets a massive tax break of $500,000 or more.

But rich subsidy queens don’t need to travel far to filch their fair share of taxpayer wealth; they can do it right where they live and work. Failed dot-com entrepreneur Craig Winn lives in Albemarle, Va., and paid $1,000 in taxes on a $3.5 million estate by converting its 50 acres into conserved farmland. All his rich neighbors, including pop culture hacks Dave Matthews and John Grisham, enrolled their land in the tax saver program, too. Hell, even Walt Disney World became a farmer by putting some cows to pasture on its land in Orlando to shave millions off its tax bill. Hewlett-Packard opened up a Christmas tree farm on its massive Houston campus, which saved it (and cost Houston) half a million dollars a year in taxes.

No wonder America is starting to feel like a third-world country. Fighting two wars and bailing out banks is enough without having the rich plundering our country right out from under us. It’s not just property taxes, either. In the past decade, two-thirds of corporations doing business on U.S. soil paid no income taxes. The rich aren’t just not paying their fair share, they’re not paying anything at all."
"The Muir-Russell report":
"All in all, none of the various accusations and insinuations that have been floating around the blogosphere have been sustained."
The phony scandal, promoted by the Bloggers For BP, lasted just long enough to wreck the Copenhagen Climate Conference, as Big Oil intended.

"EXCLUSIVE: FBI Expands Probe In Fraud At Holocaust Claims Conference"

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It was heartwarming to watch Barry and Bibi celebrate the greatest love of all, that of the shabbos goy for Jewish billionaire money.

There is a lot of talk about this peculiar piece of undeniable common sense in the Daily Beast (peculiar in that everybody talks about it in private, and everybody knows it, but Jewish power means that nobody dares say it or write about it in public), although it makes the bizarre, and traditionally ultra-Zionist - Dersh and his ilk - claim that Sirhan Sirhan was operating with Arab motives concerning RFK's support for Israel, a claim that would have surprised Sirhan Sirhan. The notebooks were written before Kennedy's support for Israel was public knowledge, which might lead one to think that Sirhan's programmer included this language as part of the creation of the legend of the patsy (and might further lead one to think that the programmer had Zionist motives).

More Lomo versus Greenwald. Lomo isn't very convincing.

"Why did Haaretz pull this editorial after a couple of hours?" It's true - if you search for it, it is gone (although it has been copied in a few places).

"Exxon Coffee Ads Used Nazi Slogan" Since the Nazis spoke German, the Germans may have to find a new language to speak.

"Hollywood stars snub film festival" There's a secret boycott going on.

People seem to prefer red cups.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Attacking the Israeli banks

"To end the occupation, cripple Israeli banks":
"If international civil society is serious about urgently ending Israel's violations of Palestinian rights, including ending the occupation, then suspension of SWIFT transactions to and from Israeli banks offers an instrument to help bring about a peaceful resolution of an intractable conflict. With computerization, international banking technology has advanced dramatically in the subsequent 20 years since the South African anti-apartheid campaign.

Although access to New York banks remains essential for foreign exchange transactions because of the role of the dollar, interbank transfer instructions are conducted through the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), which is based in Belgium. So, instead of New York - as in the period when sanctions were applied on South Africa - Belgium is now the pressure point.

SWIFT links 8,740 financial institutions in 209 countries. Without access to SWIFT and its interbank payment network, countries are unable either to pay for imports or to receive payment for exports. In short, no payment - no trade. Should it come to a point where trade sanctions are imposed on Israel, it may be able to evade them. Instead of chasing trade sanctions-busters and plugging loopholes, it is both faster and much more effective to suspend the payment system.

The Israeli government may consider itself to be militarily and diplomatically invincible, given support from the United States, and other governments, but Israel's economy is exceptionally dependent upon international trade. It is thus very vulnerable to financial retaliation. South Africa's apartheid government had also believed itself to be immune from foreign pressure.

Without SWIFT, Israel's access to the international banking system would be crippled. Banking is the lifeblood of any economy. Without payment for imports or exports, the Israeli economy would quickly collapse. The matter has gained additional urgency with the bill now before the Knesset, Israel's parliament, to penalize any person who promotes the imposition of boycotts against Israel. Another important political factor is that SWIFT is not only outside American jurisdiction, it is also beyond the reach of Israeli military retaliation."
and:
"Such a suspension would not affect domestic banking transactions within Israel and the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip - or international transfers to Palestinian banks that have separate 'PS' identities. The campaign can be reversed as soon as the objectives have been achieved, and without long-term economic damage.

What is required is an urgent application in a Belgian court ordering SWIFT to reprogram its computers to suspend all transactions to and from Israeli banks until the Israeli government agrees to end the occupation of the West Bank including East Jerusalem, and that it will dismantle the 'apartheid wall;' the Israeli government recognizes the fundamental rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and Israel recognizes, respects and promotes the rights of Palestinian refugees."
Interesting, and certainly effective, but I can't see it happening soon. The disconnect between normal and decent people and the kind of people who run SWIFT couldn't be greater, and the Jews would simply order any insubordination, e. g., a Belgian judge with a conscience issuing a court order, to be punished by moving SWIFT out of Belgium. This kind of thinking is good, as it makes people nervous, but I still see the end of Israel happening when it falls apart due to a self-defensive retaliation by the Lebanese for another illegal Jewish attack. A SWIFT attack might be the coup de grâce for an almost collapsed Jewish state.

The American role in the Honduras coup

Evidence from Honduras that the Americans participated in the coup from a radio interview with a former minister in the Zelaya government, a man who was subsequently assassinated (part one; part two):
  1. The coup plotters asked the American ambassador to vet their plans;
  2. Hillary Clinton lied to the deposed President Zelaya to trick him into thinking the Americans would ensure he was restored to power (presumably so he would back off enough to allow the coup to be successful).
This would explain the strangely ambiguous position taken by the United States while the coup was unfolding.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Profiting from starvation

"Johann Hari: How Goldman gambled on starvation":
"At the end of 2006, food prices across the world started to rise, suddenly and stratospherically. Within a year, the price of wheat had shot up by 80 per cent, maize by 90 per cent, rice by 320 per cent. In a global jolt of hunger, 200 million people – mostly children – couldn't afford to get food any more, and sank into malnutrition or starvation. There were riots in more than 30 countries, and at least one government was violently overthrown. Then, in spring 2008, prices just as mysteriously fell back to their previous level. Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, calls it "a silent mass murder", entirely due to "man-made actions."

...

Most of the explanations we were given at the time have turned out to be false. It didn't happen because supply fell: the International Grain Council says global production of wheat actually increased during that period, for example. It isn't because demand grew either: as Professor Jayati Ghosh of the Centre for Economic Studies in New Delhi has shown, demand actually fell by 3 per cent. Other factors – like the rise of biofuels, and the spike in the oil price – made a contribution, but they aren't enough on their own to explain such a violent shift.

. . .

For over a century, farmers in wealthy countries have been able to engage in a process where they protect themselves against risk. Farmer Giles can agree in January to sell his crop to a trader in August at a fixed price. If he has a great summer, he'll lose some cash, but if there's a lousy summer or the global price collapses, he'll do well from the deal. When this process was tightly regulated and only companies with a direct interest in the field could get involved, it worked.

Then, through the 1990s, Goldman Sachs and others lobbied hard and the regulations were abolished. Suddenly, these contracts were turned into "derivatives" that could be bought and sold among traders who had nothing to do with agriculture. A market in "food speculation" was born.

So Farmer Giles still agrees to sell his crop in advance to a trader for £10,000. But now, that contract can be sold on to speculators, who treat the contract itself as an object of potential wealth. Goldman Sachs can buy it and sell it on for £20,000 to Deutsche Bank, who sell it on for £30,000 to Merrill Lynch – and on and on until it seems to bear almost no relationship to Farmer Giles's crop at all.

. . .

Until deregulation, the price for food was set by the forces of supply and demand for food itself. (This was already deeply imperfect: it left a billion people hungry.) But after deregulation, it was no longer just a market in food. It became, at the same time, a market in food contracts based on theoretical future crops – and the speculators drove the price through the roof.

Here's how it happened. In 2006, financial speculators like Goldmans pulled out of the collapsing US real estate market. They reckoned food prices would stay steady or rise while the rest of the economy tanked, so they switched their funds there. Suddenly, the world's frightened investors stampeded on to this ground.

So while the supply and demand of food stayed pretty much the same, the supply and demand for derivatives based on food massively rose – which meant the all-rolled-into-one price shot up, and the starvation began. The bubble only burst in March 2008 when the situation got so bad in the US that the speculators had to slash their spending to cover their losses back home.

When I asked Merrill Lynch's spokesman to comment on the charge of causing mass hunger, he said: "Huh. I didn't know about that." He later emailed to say: "I am going to decline comment." Deutsche Bank also refused to comment. Goldman Sachs were more detailed, saying they sold their index in early 2007 and pointing out that "serious analyses ... have concluded index funds did not cause a bubble in commodity futures prices", offering as evidence a statement by the OECD.

How do we know this is wrong? As Professor Ghosh points out, some vital crops are not traded on the futures markets, including millet, cassava, and potatoes. Their price rose a little during this period – but only a fraction as much as the ones affected by speculation. Her research shows that speculation was "the main cause" of the rise.

. . .

If we don't re-regulate, it is only a matter of time before this all happens again. How many people would it kill next time? The moves to restore the pre-1990s rules on commodities trading have been stunningly sluggish. In the US, the House has passed some regulation, but there are fears that the Senate – drenched in speculator-donations – may dilute it into meaninglessness. The EU is lagging far behind even this, while in Britain, where most of this "trade" takes place, advocacy groups are worried that David Cameron's government will block reform entirely to please his own friends and donors in the City.

Only one force can stop another speculation-starvation-bubble. The decent people in developed countries need to shout louder than the lobbyists from Goldman Sachs. The World Development Movement is launching a week of pressure this summer as crucial decisions on this are taken: text WDM to 82055 to find out what you can do."

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

"The Hit List: Which musicians are boycotting Israel?" Elton John seems to have arrived in Israel directly from Rush Limbaugh's wedding.

"24 Types of Libertarians" Libertarianism is the scourge of our time as it provides respectable cover for selfishness.

Cryptome reports on WikiLeaks/Lamo, and Lamo's response.

"Yes, the Climate Change 'Hockey Stick' Still Stands" "Penn State reports"

Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun (the Sun is never a supporter of human rights of any kind):
"As downtown Toronto witnessed burning police cars and a small group of thugs on a rampage, a police source tells me the only thing that stopped the officers from doing that was an order telling them not to. They tell me they could have rounded up all, or most of them, in no time.

I have had several frontline police officers tell me they were told not to get involved. But even before that decision was made, says one insider, there was mass confusion and indecision.

"The orders went from engage to, no, don't engage to engage to, no, don't engage,' " said an officer. "It was an absolute shambles. Everyone was talking over each other on the radio. Nobody seemed to know what to do. It was just a mess."

The officer said that eventually there was "a clear order from the command centre saying 'Do not engage' " and, at that point, smelling weakness and no repercussions, the downtown was effectively turned over to the vandals while police, up to 19,000 strong, were ordered to stay out of it.

Four police cars were destroyed and dozens of other properties were damaged.

"It was awful," said an officer. "There were guys with equipment to do the job, all standing around looking at each other in disbelief ... The Montreal riot guys were livid ... They just wanted to get in there and do the job but were told they are too intimidating."

So who made that order?

Was it Chief Bill Blair? Mayor David Miller? Prime Minister Stephen Harper? Somebody else?

The inevitable inquiry, separate from the announced internal police review, will have to address this and a whole lot of other things. For example, why were a record 1,000 arrests made a day after the actual incident where very few arrests were made during it?"
Also, "10 Interesting Things I Saw at the G20 Protests that the MSM Probably Isn't Talking About" and "How I Got Arrested and Abused at G20 in Toronto, Canada. By Tommy Taylor" and "Inside the G20 Eastern Avenue Detention Centre" and "‘I will not forget what they have done to me’" and "Paikin on police attack against peaceful protest"

Agent provocateur watch:
  1. "If he looks like a cop and acts like a cop"
  2. "So who is this man?"
  3. "Agent provocateur tactics at the G20 Protests? A forum for evidence and Discussion"
"McGuinty doesn't rue secrecy on G20 law" - note that the police and politicians are having a great deal of difficulty keeping their stories straight over what law the police were purporting to use in their massive arresting spree. McGuinty was having his people spread rumors about his leading the federal Liberal party and becoming Prime Minister - he can kiss that goodbye (the secret unconstitutional law may have been the test to prove to the Powers That Be that he was worthy).

"Joint lawsuit planned for G20 arrestees"

"Petraeus emails show general scheming with journalist to get out pro-Israel storyline" It is hilarious watching the interplay between Petraeus and the Jews, where Petraeus tries to force them into bankrolling his Presidential run. I particularly love the matter-of-fact way Boot deals with the slur - "No don't think that's relevant because you're not being accused of being
anti-Semitic." - as if it was just a tool not being used at that time.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Changing times

When I first read the story of the acquittal of the humanitarians who were arrested trying to slow down the manufacture in Britain of arms illegally intended to be exported to the Jews to be used to slaughter Palestinians . . . well, I didn't believe it. I could accept that a jury might very well find that the humanitarians had a 'lawful excuse', as they quite clearly did. What caused me to stumble over the story was the fact it was reported that a British judge in open court instructed the jury:
"You may well think that hell on earth would not be an understatement of what the Gazans suffered in that time."
Wow! Just, wow! The big world battle is between the moral and decent human beings on one side, and the Jews on the other. The Jews are well and truly fucked, though they don't seem to realize it yet.

Fever pitch

"Iran: Rumors of war reach fever pitch" - some sanity. The Americans won't attack for the foreseeable future. The Yanks are up to their necks in trying to get the Europeans on side with sanctions, with the Europeans having to decide whether they want to go along and shoot themselves in the energy foot. Of course, any country smart enough not to go along suddenly has a huge competitive advantage with respect to Iran, and the chance to build long-term energy relationships (I like to call the American and other sanctions legislation "An Act for the Impoverishment of our own Corporations for the Benefit of the Jews and our Competitors"). The Israelis are crazy enough that they might try anything, but an attack would have to originate from north of Iran, and it wouldn't happen at a time, like now, when they keep talking about it (!!!).

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Doctrine of the Periphery, R. I. P.

Fanger Kay is furious at Toronto Pride for doing the right thing.

Fare jumpers insurance. Since the authorities only catch a small number of the fare jumpers, this makes financial sense (although the premium seems awfully high). If this took off, the insurers would force governments to impose incarceration penalties. It is too bad we can't come up with insurance against the levies imposed on us by big capital.

For some reason, the fare jumpers reminded me of this. The good old days . . .

"Crises of Capitalism"

Richard Cohen is a hero to the lites, and his fangs pour with blood.

More on the New York Times making a fool of itself on Venezuela.

It is amusing how the Americans are going through the motions on Kagan, with the unmentionable Jewish jackboot on the necks of both Democrats and Republicans guaranteeing the nomination. Unceasing lying about Jewish power - the lie taking the form of having to come up with alternative convoluted explanations to cover up simple brute force - makes much American commentary hilarious.