Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Gates: No more Wars For The Jews ("In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should 'have his head examined,' as General MacArthur so delicately put it.")

Jews: We demand another War For The Jews.  Remember that any involvement will soon require boots on the ground to protect the oil fields.

"Libyan opposition literally running protests from Washington." Note the complete absence of evidence for the headline.

Angry Arab:
"Hillary Clinton mentioned talks with members of the Libyan opposition.  The response from Libyan opponents of the Qadhdhafi regime inside Libya was instant: they denied such links.  The de facto leader of the Libyan opposition, the former Minister of Justice, denied such contacts to Aljazeera and even scoffed at the implications.  I think that Hillary was talking to Libyan dissidents in exile.  As you know, a broad front of Libyan opposition groups (known then as the Salvation Front) received very generous funding from the US, especially during the Reagan regime.  They used to put out a glossy monthly magazine and had nice publications and brochures.  But the Front later fragmented and US support disappeared.  The exile groups are not likely to play a role in the future of Libya--unless Ahmad Chalabi is now leading Iraq and I did not know."
"Unlike in Egypt and Tunisia, however, the Libyan uprising was preplanned and organized."  I don't even know what this means.  I do know the Italians aren't going to want to piss off the Libyan opposition unless they want to kiss their huge oil field investments good-bye (which is why you can rule out NATO participation).

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The dead find fault with the living

"History's shifting sands":
"An epochal shift of historical momentum has occurred whose implications have yet to be imagined, never mind assessed. In the space of a month, the intellectual, political and ideological centre of gravity in the world has shifted from the far West (America) and far East (China, whose unchecked growth and continued political oppression are clearly not a model for the region) back to the Middle - to Egypt, the mother of all civilization, and other young societies across the Middle East and North Africa.
Standing amidst hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in Tahrir Square seizing control of their destiny it suddenly seemed that our own leaders have become, if not quite pharaohs, then mamluks, more concerned with satisfying their greed for wealth and power than with bringing their countries together to achieve a measure of progress and modernity in the new century. Nor does China, which has offered its model of state-led authoritarian capitalist development coupled with social liberalisation as an alternative to the developing world, seem like a desirable option to the people risking death for democracy in the streets of capitals across the Arab world and Iran.
Instead, Egyptians, Tunisians and other peoples of the region fighting for revolutionary political and economic change have, without warning, leapfrogged over the US and China and grabbed history's reins. Suddenly, it is the young activists of Tahrir who are the example for the world, while the great powers seem mired in old thinking and outdated systems. From the perspective of "independence" squares across the region, the US looks ideologically stagnant and even backwards, filled with irrational people and political and economic elites incapable of conceiving of changes that are so obvious to the rest of the world.
 Although she likely did not intend it, when Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, warned Arab leaders in early January that they must "reform" lest their systems "sink in the sand" her words were as relevant in Washington as they were in Tunis, Tripoli, Cairo or Sanaa. But Americans - the people as much as their leaders - are so busy dismantling the social, political and economic foundations of their former greatness that they are unable to see how much they have become like the stereotype of the traditional Middle Eastern society that for so long was used to justify, alternately (and sometimes simultaneously) supporting authoritarian leaders or imposing foreign rule."
and:
"The problem clearly starts from the top and continues to the grass roots. Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency on the slogan "Yes we can!" But whether caving in to Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, on settlements, or standing by as Republicans wage a jihad on the working people of Wisconsin, the president has refused to stand up for principles that were once the bedrock of American democracy and foreign policy.

The American people are equally to blame, as increasingly, those without healthcare, job security or pensions seem intent on dragging down the lucky few unionised workers who still have them rather than engage in the hard work of demanding the same rights for themselves.

The top one per cent of Americans, who now earn more than the bottom 50 per cent of the country combined, could not have scripted it any better if they had tried. They have achieved a feat that Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak and their fellow cleptocrats could only envy (the poorest 20 per cent of the population in Tunisia and Egypt actually earn a larger share of national income than does their counterpart in the US)."
and:
"For their part, Americans have all but forgotten that the "golden years" of the 1950s and 1960s were only golden to so many people because unions were strong and ensured that the majority of the country's wealth remained in the hands of the middle class or was spent on programmes to improve public infrastructure across the board.
The youth of the Arab world, until yesterday considered a "demographic bomb" waiting to explode in religious militancy and Islamo-fascism, is suddenly revealed to be a demographic gift, providing precisely the vigour and imagination that for generations the people of the region have been told they lacked. They have wired - or more precisely today, unwired - themselves for democracy, creating virtual and real public spheres were people from across the political, economic and social spectrum are coming together in common purpose. Meanwhile, in the US it seems young people are chained to their iPods, iPhones and social media, which has anesthetised and depoliticised them in inverse proportion to its liberating effect on their cohorts across the ocean.
Indeed, the majority of young people today are so focused on satisfying their immediate economic needs and interests that they are largely incapable of thinking or acting collectively or proactively. Like frogs being slowly boiled alive, they are adjusting to each new setback - a tuition increase, here, lower job prospects there - desperately hoping to get a competitive edge in a system that is increasingly stacked against them.
It now seems clear that hoping for the Obama administration to support real democracy in the Middle East is probably too much to ask, since it cannot even support full democracy and economic and social rights for the majority of people at home. More and more, the US feels not just increasingly "irrelevant" on the world stage, as many commentators have described its waning position in the Middle East, but like a giant ship heading for an iceberg while the passengers and crew argue about how to arrange the deck chairs."

Listing Gaddafi's accomplishments is just pure racism.  You are saying the Arabs aren't "ready for Democracy", they need a "strong man" to make any progress.  You are as bad as a racist supremacist like Bernard Lewis. Why is it so difficult to understand that people want to make their own decisions, even their own mistakes?

Since the White Man is powerless anyway, this crappy paternalism is just silly.  Who cares what an fossil like Barnard Lewis thinks?  Hillary and Barack are irrelevant.  The Arabs have the momentum, are running with it, and nobody from the outside can stop them.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

It is no surprise that there are American government connections to the Libyan opposition.  Until recently, Gadaffi was Public Enemy No. 1 to the Americans.  Reagan tried to murder him (Gadaffi broadcast the rant with the umbrella from the bombed-out building).  If you think these old connections mean that the Americans want him to fall - which will inevitably lead to Algeria and Morocco, and then the rest of the Arab world, with no guarantees that the new regimes won't be active haters of the American Empire - or even were involved in a conspiracy with the opposition, you really ought to seek medical attention.

Rabble thread on the contradictions of the 'left' on Gadaffi (raised by the Castro/Chavez comments).  This posting is good.  Gadaffi ten years ago isn't the Gadaffi of today.  He's gone 'Mr Kurtz' on the people of Libya (which isn't to say I buy the huge casualty counts, although the absence of media coverage - Gadaffi's own fault - has encouraged deception).  Dictators, even well-meaning ones with legitimate claims to patriotic service, all seem to develop rationalizations for denying a political voice to the people, rationalizations which turn into a form of mental illness.

"Goldman is a cult. It goes through elaborate and protracted screening processes to find people who are particularly eager (one might say desperate) to work there, which means they are preselected for their belief in the firm's superiority. It goes to more extreme lengths than most Wall Street firms to enforce norms as well as rules (for instance, in my day, young associates were encouraged to have their summer shares in a particular Hamptons town. Being expected to have your social life wrapped up with fellow co-religionists is a cult phenomenon. Reports from recent summer associates lead me to believe the cult aspects are cultivated far more deliberately than in the past)."

The monsters are finding it harder to stifle the truth (why does my computer security send up a warning whenever I try to visit this site?).

I think a fitting conclusion to the Assange case, and a fitting tribute to the evil Ny, would be for the European Court of Human Rights to strike down the totality of Swedish rape laws for being impossibly vague and unfair.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

"Libyan and Bahrain uprisings and Anglo-American conspiracy theory" One of the many good things to come out of the Arab revolutions is that it is making permanent fools of those who see an American/Zionist hand behind all changes in the world.  Of course, they are trying to mitigate the damage, but the Empire is finished and powerless (killed, ironically, in large part by the Jews).  I wonder if we'll see a big shift in intellectual power to the gentile Middle East.  Countries with large percentages of young people, energized by revolution, joined together by pan-Arab nationalism, sitting on the world's most desirable resource.  What's not to like?  Europe and the United States are dead or dying.

"Cable Cooking and the War on Assange" If Assange is autistic it might explain his almost comical inability to pick associates who won't turn around and stab him in the back. What the Guardian is doing should be criminal.

"Anyone who makes under $250,000 a year is overpaid. Anyone who makes over $250,000 is underpaid."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Assange extradition

Assange extradition.  Looking at the judgment, it is quite a piece of judicial engineering.  In every question that was raised, the judge either decides to side with the prosecution by completely ignoring all the evidence to the contrary (while subtly denigrating the expert witnesses), or claims or hints that the strongest argument wasn't raised by the defense (convenient, leaving us with the issue whether Assange's own lawyers - you know, the ones who thought it would be a bright idea to hire Dershowitz - are in on the conspiracy).  He dismisses the main expert witness before him in the most condescending way possible, suggesting she has some kind of psychological problem with the Swedish justice system.  The other defense witnesses have their evidence summarized (with little insulting jabs), and are then ignored. 

The judge is fascinated by the largely irrelevant communications between Assange and his lawyer while Assange was still in Sweden.  This is a big issue because he later uses it to suggest that Assange is at fault for failing to stay to be interviewed, the obvious hint being that he was a guilty man fleeing the jurisdiction:
 "The court must take a purposeful approach.  Someone who, say, commits a murder in Stockholm, immediately flees the country, and then avoids detection and interrogation, may well be wanted for prosecution (defined in a purposeful sense) in Sweden.  It cannot be said, sensibly, that because he has not been interviewed then he is not wanted for prosecution and therefore no EAW can be issue. That is not the factual situation here, of course."
The judge spends a lot of words refuting the poor arguments made by the defense based on technicalities about the warrant.  He finesses the issue of finding a crime in his own jurisdiction by focusing on the issue of violence, even though the Swedish case is entirely based on the allegedly intentionally broken condom (this judge deserves the CIA Medal for Misuse of a Judicial System for the American Empire for this work alone, and if Assange's lawyers aren't throwing the case, would seem to be a slam-dunk grounds for appeal).

There is a comical section where he talks about the leaks - the ones obviously out of the Swedish prosecutor's office although he manages to suggest that they may have been made by the defense - and concludes:
"However I think it highly unlikely that any comment has been made with a view to interfere with the course of public justice.  It is more likely that comments have been made with the intention of protecting reputations, including the reputation of the Swedish justice system. Moreover, I am absolutely satisfied that no such comments will have any impact on the decisions of the courts, either here or in Sweden."
The chatty style of the judgment is striking.  It is written less like a judgment and more like a political stump speech by a politician trying to appear to be just plain folks.  As a whole, it is simply appalling.

Gadaffi thesis

You can't get good help these days.  The guy who wrote the PhD thesis for Saif Gaddafi plagiarized it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The reason for the Stuxnet lie

"How the 'NYT' swallowed the Stuxnet worm" 

The Jews were between a rock and a hard place.  They screamed that Iran's mythical nuclear program posed an existential threat to Israel.  Yet they lacked the ability to attack Iran - and couldn't admit it - and were not able to force the Americans to commit imperial suicide by attacking Iran on behalf of the Jews.  Thus, they ran the huge risk that Jews in Israel would believe their lies and decide to leave before being nuked.

Stuxnet was created to remove the mythical threat of Iran.  It also provided more Jewish supremacist boosterism - look how smart we are! - and a new mythical high-level cooperation between the United States and Israel.  Since the threat is gone, no attack is needed, and the Jews don't have to flee Israel.  The chief Jewish supremacist organ, the New York Times, was employed to spread the good news.

As I have pointed out before, the Stuxnet story, with all its holes (described in great detail in the article cited above), isn't even internally consistent.  How could a program which allegedly reduced Iranian nuclear fuel production by only 20% suddenly render the 'existential threat' harmless?

Iran doesn't have a nuclear program and Stuxnet didn't stop it.  The New York Times is chock full of Jewish violent racist supremacist  lies.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

HBGaryArmy

HBGary has a system of building and managing large numbers of fake identities across social networks (from the DailyKos posting by Happy Rockefeller).  This will be mobilized to build a phony political consensus for paying corporate clients (and has probably already been used by the U. S. Air Force which sought bids for the contract in a public tender, much to the consternation of some HBGary employees who thought a little discretion might be in order).  In fact, these fake identities could eventually be the subject of phony political polls, providing cover for corrupted politicians.  Manipulation of polling is going on in Wisconsin now, and an army of phony concerned citizens would just make political manipulation easier.

HBGary's employees, particularly CEO Aaron Burr, were obsessed with the use and abuse of social networks (here's the HBGary Email Viewer: Portal and search engine).  Others might also find this an interesting area for political research.  From "US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda":
"One employee wrote, 'and now social networks are closing the gap between attacker and victim, to the point I just found (via linked-in) 112 females, wives of service men, all stationed at Hurlbert Field FL - in case you don't know this is where the CIA flies all their "private" airlines out of. What a damn joke - the U.S. is no longer the super power in cyber, and probably won't be in other areas soon.'"
So now anybody can identify the pilots (it appears that LinkedIn is particularly useful in this kind of research, but opportunities exist in every social network to turn the tables on these bastards).  There must be many more cases where loose social networking lips can sink ships.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Arab Olympics

All the Arabs are having a contest to see who will be the next to topple a despot.

Seif al-Islam Gaddafi would look really good hanging from the business end of a meathook.  All these guys have to calculate that there will eventually be no place to hide.  The entire Gaddafi family has already committed enough crimes in repressing the revolution to spend the rest of their lives in jail.  Had they left immediately - and there are rumors that Moammar has fled to Venezuela (unlikely, as I doubt Venezuela would have him) - they could have kept much of their looted billions and stayed out of jail.  Something for other despots to think about.

The facts start to ooze out about the 'sexual assault' of Lara Logan.  Reading between the lines, it looks like she had her expensive dress ripped, and suffered a few taps from a pole (oh, and despite Jewish whistling past the graveyard, the average Egyptian really, really hates Israel - reminds me of Dershowitz' ludicrous attempts to claim bin Laden didn't care about the Palestinians), leaving us with about the level of accuracy from the American mainstream media that we've come to know and love.  Of course, once the words 'sexual assault' are uttered, the sisterhood of the victimhood steps in to make any questioning of the details beyond the pale.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday, February, 19, 2011

Unusually good Alexander Cockburn, "The Tweet and Revolution" (you have to admit it is nothing less than spectacular that Hillary's thugs beat up Ray McGovern for silently dissing her while she blathered on about the virtues of free speech!):
"Today, there’s a flourishing little internet industry claiming that the overthrow of Mubarak came courtesy of US Twitter-Facebook Command, overseen by Head of the Joint Chiefs of Twitter, in the unappetizing, self-promoting form of Jared Cohen, with flanking support by the National Endowment for Democracy and Freedom House.
I’ve no doubt that Cohen, NED and Freedom House are all happy to nod bashful agreement that their efforts were weighty, even crucial, in prompting the Egyptian people to rise up, but the claim is ludicrous.
The New York Times runs endless articles about the role of Twitter and Facebook but now either ignores or reviles Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
In any discussion of the role or the internet in fuelling the upsurges across the Middle East, Wikileaks should be central. Tunisians were able to read the unsparing assessment of the kleptocratic regime oppressing them, courtesy of  US Ambassador Gordon Gray’s cables, secured by Wikileaks. Egyptians were able to read hitherto secret details of the role of Omar Suleiman in renditions, of Egypt’s abject services for the US and Israel.
The New York Times, to whom Assange made available some of his Wikileaks, repaid him (as did The Guardian )  with a vulgar onslaught by the Times’ editor, Bill Keller, essentially endorsing patently factitious  accusations concerning the supposed nature of Assange’s sexual relations with two Swedish women, and also trumpeting the high minded concern of the New York Times with protecting the lives of US personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Don’t you think it might have crossed Keller’s mind to mute that trumpet, given the role played by the New York Times in the attack on Iraq in 2003, with fake story after fake story by its reporter, Judith Miller, about Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. The Times’ hands have plenty of blood on them. According to Michael Monk’s site, in the Iraq theater for US combat casualties the week ending Feb 15, the total rose to 77,735. That includes 35,540 dead and wounded from what the Pentagon classifies as "hostile" causes and 42,195 dead and medically evacuated (of  Feb.7) from "non-hostile" causes.
As Secretary of State Clinton launched her rodomontade about the US role in “peaceful” democratic transition in Egypt and about internet “freedom,” at her speech at George Washington University on Feb. 16 condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, her security goons openly assaulted 71-year-old Ray McGovern, who put in 27 years as a CIA analyst and is now a peace activist (and CounterPunch contributor.) A cop and an unidentified official in plain clothes, pounced on him, dragged him off, bruised and bleeding.
What had McGovern done to merit this assault? Did he shout? No. Did he try to throw a shoe at her? No. Rightfully affronted by Clinton’s repulsive blather about internet freedom - even as the US Department of Justice hands out wiki-leak-related subpoenas - he stood as she began,  and turned his back on her. For this, and no doubt for his Veterans for Peace T-shirt, he got attacked and dragged away to jail. 
McGovern’s treatment didn’t get much ink or footage – though CNN did run a clip. Lara Logan’s horrible ordeal -- sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square -- did get huge coverage of course.
It seems to be de rigueur to rule out of bounds any suggestion that Logan might have been imprudent. I suspect that every experienced war correspondent, if they were being frank, would say apropos Logan that responsible reporting - which includes preservation of self and colleagues - includes objective assessment of personal presentation, including demeanor and, in countries where it matters, clothing and headwear and where exactly it might be foolish or lethal to go, absent heavy security.
Logan, a broadcaster for 60 Minutes, made her name starring with semi-buttoned Abercrombie and Fitch tropic shirts, shilling for Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Iraq. (She later denounced Michael Hasting’s story that finished McChrystal off as a cheap shot.) Logan seems to have overlooked  basic rules of survival and reporting in turbulent situations, particularly in that region. This is strange because there had been other attacks on western journalists such as on the ghastly Anderson Cooper in Tahrir Square.
Was there no seasoned CBS producer present to counsel caution?  Maybe not, because bottom line, what got  Logan into Tahrir Square that day were the demands of the US entertainment industry which require its “news” stars where possible to be hot women in exciting situations. We’d be better off, and Logan and Anderson Cooper unmolested if all US foreign footage was shot on the back lot at Universal Studios, in the town where these news roles are conceived."
He then goes on to cite a translation of a Havana Times story by Fernando Ravsbergthe on the CIA-in-Cuba creepiness of Assange's main accuser.

Poor Nir Rosen, gang raped by the heady combo of modern sexual politics, the sexualization of industrial 'news' manufacturing, orientalist views of those swarthy Arabs, confusing Twitter with real life conversations, Jews with axes to grind, and karma schadenfreude. 

The repeated attempts (Gene Sharp, CANVAS) by the American unintelligentsia to come up with some sort of Western basis for the Egyptian revolution are pathetic.  I think a large part of the problem - besides the white man's chauvinism - is that the entire revolution is understood by what happened in one relatively peaceful square in Cairo, the one with the cameras pointing at it and thus the one with relatively little violence.  There were hundreds killed and thousands injured across the country.  This wasn't the kumbaya revolution dreamed by the New York Times.

The Canadian Conservatives have come up with the most implausible possible explanation to deal with the Oda lying/fraud.

"Walkom: Bev Oda, free speech and Harper's fixation on Israel"  Did you know that Mohawk College is the largest punk beauty school in Canada?  Unless Finkelstein was planning a lecture on new techniques in hair extensions, it probably wasn't the right venue for him anyway.  You can identify the President of Mohawk College by his huge bright pink mohawk, and of course the jingle of shekels as he walks by.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What we're told, and what we see

"Who you gonna believe? Me or your lyin' eyes?"

Without ZOG, the Americans could have, and should have (to maintain any shred of credibility as an empire), at least abstained on the illegal Israeli settlements resolution.  With ZOG, the American leaders had no choice but to make fools of themselves.  Empires depend on the fact that they are widely regarded as being active movers of history, not passive spectators of what has already happened.  It reminds me of the Egyptian curfews, each one completely ignored.  If you can't back up your threats, you lose the ability to make threats.  The Americans keep throwing their support behind despots who are then overthrown.  Each despot is supposed to be 'different' than the last.  Leaving aside the profound immorality of the American position, and the fact that the new regimes will always hate the United States, just think of how bad it looks for an empire to consistently bet on the wrong horse.  The American Empire is going down with ZOG, and because of ZOG.

"Wikileaks Stoned Again" - referring to this piece, withdrawn but found on Google cache.  I don't think the focus on Assange is a bug, it's a feature.  It allows the leaking work to carry on behind the scenes with relatively little interruption.  The two errors of Wikileaks:
  1. underestimating the sheer venality of the CIA and its willing partners (e.g., the Swedish prosecutors) in dirty tricks;
  2. overestimating the honor of today's 'journalists' in the hope of finding partners to manage the leaks.
Of course, we all await the Bank of America leaks, rendered all the more interesting by the Anonymous attack on HBGary.

Of course, just like with HBGary and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, nothing will be done to Bank of America, no matter what the leaks show.  Again, this is a feature, not a bug.  The two-faced hypocrisy of how the legal system treats those in power needs to be showcased, over and over.

I know that Žižek is controversial, but the sparks fly off whatever he writes:  "Good Manners in the Age of WikiLeaks":
"This is precisely our situation today: we face the shameless cynicism of a global order whose agents only imagine that they believe in their ideas of democracy, human rights and so on. Through actions like the WikiLeaks disclosures, the shame - our shame for tolerating such power over us - is made more shameful by being publicised. When the US intervenes in Iraq to bring secular democracy, and the result is the strengthening of religious fundamentalism and a much stronger Iran, this is not the tragic mistake of a sincere agent, but the case of a cynical trickster being beaten at his own game."
It explains why the Tunisian leaks, leaks which confirmed what people already knew, were so important in starting the line of revolutions we are seeing now.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

"The Stuxnet Story Is Full of Holes"  Actually, the biggest hole is that it is supposed to have reduced production by 20%, and yet has rendered the mythical Iranian nuclear program completely nonthreatening.  This Jewish fairy tale isn't even internally consistent.  In fact, 'Stuxnet' seems to have been invented to make it appear that there is a nuclear program. Otherwise, what would Stuxnet be attacking?  Similarly, the fairy tale requires the Jews to assassinate perfectly innocent Iranian scientists.

"The Hebrew Reconquista of Palestine"

"Why is the US silent on 'double genocide'?"  I look forward to Jews being jailed for 'holocaust denial'!

"Allen Stanford's Case Highlights Prison Violence"  Or he could be pulling a form of 'Ken Lay' with some bribed prison officials and an excellent makeup job.

"Iran can't 'dictate what movies Canadians watch', minister says at screening"  True. Only Israel can dictate what movies Canadians watch.

"Comment of the Day: Sarah Palin's Outbox"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday, February 16, 2011

I keep reading that Bahrain won't revolutionize because it is 'different', which is what they said about Tunisia and Egypt.  What part of learning from the mistakes of others does the King of Bahrain not understand?

The hilarity is when the dust has settled the only governments standing in the Middle East/North Africa will be Turkey, Sudan, Iran and Syria. Iran will still have the same government because the President was elected in a landslide, and because most people know it is the Americans and the Jews who are behind the opposition.  In Syria, people are mad about the oppression and the economy, but, in the biggest irony of all, support Assad because of his position on Israel.  At the end of the day all the enemies of Israel will still be in power, and all the bought-off 'friends' will be gone.

"Anonymous Surpasses Wikileaks"  Not quite, but everything helps.  The main problem is knowing where to look for the secrets (Anonymous got very lucky with the HBGary trove, which is why insider whistleblowers will always be invaluable).

Speaking of which, the HBGary/US Chamber of Commerce scandal is simply amazing, reminiscent of Nixon's dirty tricks:
  1. "EXCLUSIVE: US Chamber's Lobbyists Solicited Hackers To Sabotage Unions, Smear Chamber's Political Opponents"
  2. "CHAMBERLEAKS: US Chamber's Lobbyists Solicited Firm To Investigate Opponents' Families, Children"
  3. "U.S. Chamber of Commerce Thugs Used 'Terror Tools' for Disinfo Scheme Targeting Me, My Family, Other Progressive U.S. Citizens, Groups"
  4. "Late Updates on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Plot to Target, Discredit, Defraud Political Enemies"
  5. "HBGary Federal Spied On Families And Children Of US Chamber Of Commerce Opponents"
  6. "Wikileaks Wasn't The Only Operation HBGary Federal, Palantir And Berico Planned To Defraud"
  7. "The leaked campaign to attack WikiLeaks and its supporters"
  8. "Anonymous speaks: the inside story of the HBGary hack"
If the United States was functioning properly, both HBGary and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce would soon be history, with a lot of their employees facing long jail sentences. But the United States is not functioning properly:  "Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?" (summary:  the SEC is an organized crime organization whose job it is to shield the biggest financial criminals from the Department of Justice).

"Five years ago, my Parisian aunt asked me to help her take down the wallpaper in her apartment. This is what we found underneath."

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One of the most obvious problems about the Dershowitz hiring is the possibility of blackmail.  Assange is still sitting on thousands of cables on Israel and the Middle East.  Dershowitz could maneuver himself into a position where he can claim the only way to save Assange's life is to agree to withhold these cables from release.  The Tunisia releases helped inspire the Tunisian revolution, which led to Egypt, which is now setting the entire Middle East on fire.  Violent racist Jewish supremacists must hate Assange, and would do anything to put a stop to the revolutions.  Dershowitz representing Assange is a staggering conflict of interest.

The über-Zionism of the Canadian government is starting to come out, this time as outright fraud:  "Oda admits she had CIDA document altered" (her earlier story was, er, different).  In the absence of Zionism, a cabinet minister outright lying to a parliamentary committee - not to mention lying to cover up her own fraud - would result in immediate firing. The scandal turns on defunding an aid organization for the simple and sole reason that it wanted to give aid to the Palestinians.  Related is the vicious Conservative attack on Rights and Democracy and its deceased former president Rémy Beauregard, again because they were seen as being too friendly to the Palestinians (a problem fixed by loading the board with the blood-dripping-from-the-fangs crowd), leading to a forensic audit which was suppressed as it cleared Beauregard.  Also:  "Canada's position on Egypt linked to Israel".

"Panel Review Questions FBI Theory in Anthrax Attacks After 9/11"  Nobody believes Ivins did it.

Trying to salvage something out of the Egypt debacle, the Jew-controlled media is desperately trying to turn a few hundred or a few thousand Iranian protesters into a new revolution.  The big difference of course is that the President of Iran was recently elected in a landslide in largely fair elections.  Wikileaks:  the Americans weren't surprised when he won.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Martyr complex?

Assange isn't dumb, but he consistently displays the worst possible judgment.  You might argue that he could not possibly have anticipated that the Swedish prosecutor's office would be so entirely corrupt, but we know he is aware of the personal danger to himself from Israeli interests.  Yet he - or at least his lawyer - hires Dershowitz to represent him in the United States?  Dershowitz from December 2010 on Wikileaks (mixed in with a lot of lies about Iran):
"But secretary of state Hillary Clinton is surely correct when she warns that WikiLeaks poses a danger not only to the US but to international diplomacy, while at the same time trying to minimize the actual harm done by these particular disclosures."
You'd think he could find a lawyer who hasn't gone on the record in questioning what he is doing.  Is Assange trying to get himself killed?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Jihadi who helped train 7/7 bomber freed by US after just five years":
"An American jihadist who set up the terrorist training camp where the leader of the 2005 London suicide bombers learned how to manufacture explosives, has been quietly released after serving only four and a half years of a possible 70-year sentence, a Guardian investigation has learned.

The unreported sentencing of Mohammed Junaid Babar to "time served" because of what a New York judge described as "exceptional co-operation" that began even before his arrest has raised questions over whether Babar was a US informer at the time he was helping to train the ringleader of the 7 July tube and bus bombings.

...

A remark from the sentencing judge that Babar "began co-operating even before his arrest", has raised the possibility, supported by other circumstantial evidence obtained by the Guardian, that he may have been an informant for the US government before his detention by the FBI in April 2004.

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Further inquiries uncovered allegations from a top US terrorism lawyer who has reviewed sealed evidence in the case which suggests Babar could have been working for the US authorities before his arrest in April 2004.

Having reviewed the court transcript himself, bereaved father Graham Foulkes said: 'There's a hint from one or two of the sentences [in the transcript] that do strongly suggest [Babar's] co-operation was going well beyond his official arrest. And it looks as if the Americans may well have known in detail what Babar was up to in Pakistan [at the time] and that is a very, very serious matter.'"
"The Dangle: Illusory Promises of Content Farms" or how to make millions or billions by having people voluntarily work for you for free.

"Can you disappear in surveillance Britain?"  No.

"Matt Stoller: The Egyptian Labor Uprising Against Rubinites"  We assume all social progress has to come from the 'West', Europe and the Anglo-American world.  Yet it was Tunisians and Egyptians who figured out how to manage a popular uprising using social media.  While the victims of turbo-capitalism in Europe and the United States glumly sit on their asses, the North Africans did something about their oppression, using considerable courage and smarts.  We all have something to learn from both their techniques and their brave initiative.

"How the Egyptian mind influenced the west":
"In a case of ironic symbolism, the far left-most satellites are the Whitehouse, State Department, and Wael Ghonim's employeer, Eric Schmidt, who is merely a speck on the map. And that's probably how everyone in the rest of the network would like this future to look."
The American government and military, and the American media, were essentially out of the loop.

"Groundhog Day...All Over Again"

Saturday, February 12, 2011

From the ridiculous to the sublime

When was the last time we've seen a successful bottom-up revolution?  Lots of fake ones bought by the Americans - easily distinguished from the real thing - but no real ones.

This is a serious precedent, not only for the Middle East.  People around the world can see what is possible even in the face of what seems like overwhelming forces of evil.  Many have pointed out that the United States itself has more inequality in income than Egypt.  Anybody who even entertains the notion that the Americans had the slightest thing to do with this real revolution should immediately check him- or herself into the local loony bin for a quick, or not-so-quick, tuneup.  Seriously.  Obsessive love of a dying empire is a severe form of mental illness.

Although the year is still young, Hosni wins the Most Humiliating Departure of the Year Award.

Now to get rid of the rule by the army.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Leaked HBGary Documents Show Plan To Spread Wikileaks Propaganda For BofA... And 'Attack' Glenn Greenwald"  There actually appears to be enough evidence for the government to charge the law firm and possibly Bank of America with conspiracy.  I have to say this security firm which had all its documents hacked by Anonymous isn't much of an expert on security.

More on Suleiman the psycho.  I'm not exaggerating - the guy should be put in a seriously secure place and trussed up with a mask like Hannibal Lecter.

Funny timing for the Harman resignation.  The rats do seem to be heading for higher ground.

"The Deepening Mystery of Raymond Davis and Two Slain Pakistani Motorcyclists"  When he was caught, the Americans would have been wise to cut him loose.  Claiming 'diplomatic immunity' for a CIA hit-man just made things much worse.

"Pollard Espionage Ring Still Unfolding"  Heavy duty digging even at this late hour.  This may be a warning shot to Israel to shut the fuck up about Pollard or risk much bigger revelations.  Who is 'Mega'?

"Why Are Conservatives 'Turning' on Glenn Beck?"  Pretty obvious, isn't it.  He repeats all the correct Islamophobia, but comes awfully close, in talking of George Soros, to touching the third rail of American politics.  'Soros' is code for covert Jewish power, and many of his listeners are native speakers of the code..

"Egypt, the US and the Israel Lobby":
"The Egypt-Israeli peace treaty of 1979 has occasionally been mentioned in news reports on the current uprising. That treaty was an arrangement in which the Egyptian leader of the time, Anwar Sadat, stopped opposing Israel's previous ethnic cleansing of close to a million indigenous Palestinian Muslims and Christians (at least 750,000 in 1947-49 and an additional 200,000 in 1967). This removed the most populous and politically significant country from the Arab front opposing Israel's illegal actions and led the way for other nations to "normalize" relations with the abnormal situation in Palestine."
"Dispatch from Tahrir" People who earn their political change through participating in the revolution always end up strengthened by it, and are left with permanent progressive change. This is the opposite of the neocon 'gifting' of 'democracy' from the Empire to the vassal state.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Gain ground

"Egypt protesters gain ground"

Suleiman, who really doesn't get it, threatens more government violence.

Psycho Suleiman:  "Omar Suleiman: a dark man haunted by lights" (my emphasis in red):
"Omar Suleiman trained during the eighties at the warfare Institute of  John F. Kennedy in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Due to his position as Director of Intelligence, Suleiman adopted the CIA program to hand over detainees who were suspected of so-called "terrorism", who were then transferred to Egypt and other countries where they are interrogated in secret and without legal proceedings.

Jane Mayer, author of the book "Dark Side", says that Suleiman was "a man of the CIA in Egypt for this program."

Immediately after assuming the presidency of intelligence, Suleiman overlooked an agreement with the United States in 1995 allowing the transfer of suspects secretly to Egypt for interrogation, according to the book "Ghost Plane" by journalist Stephen Grey.

An investigation published in Italy revealed that Omar Suleiman was the one who fabricated the lie of the cooperation of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein with "Al Qaeda", a charge the Bush administration used to  convince the world of the decision of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

The newspaper "Corriere Della Sera" that published the investigation, also revealed that Suleiman is the one who fabricated the charge of the affiliation of Sheikh Abu Omar with "Al Qaeda", he then took charge of his abduction from Italy and handed him over to the Americans, who subsequently dismissed the invalid indictment.

 American media sources say that Omar Suleiman was managing, by the authorization of the CIA, a program  called "Extraordinary Rendition" , which began in 1995.  Through it, the United States would arrest and abduct people accused of terrorism, transferring them to different countries, where they secretly suffer severe torture in the prisons.  The U.S. wanted to take from them useful information to aid it in the Gulf Wars and later Afghanistan.

The "New Yorker" e-newspaper said that the stories that indicate the extent of the relationship between Omar Suleiman and U.S. intelligence agencies, is that when U.S. forces in Afghanistan  killed someone it thought was Ayman Al-Zawahiri, they asked Omar Suleiman to compare the DNA of the body and the brother of Ayman al-Zawahiri in Egypt to confirm the identity of the deceased, Suleiman answered them: "If you want I can send you one of Zawahiri's brother's hands, and you can examine the DNA yourself".

When (Sheikh al-Libi) was arrested in Afghanistan, the U.S. sent him to Omar Suleiman in Egypt. The CIA asked him to wrest confessions from him that he was a senior members of Al Qaeda, and that there are ties between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein at that time.

At the end, under severe torture, he confessed to what he was asked to confess, and the confession was sent  to the CIA in America where it was passed to the Secretary of State Colin Powell, who used them as information documented by the United Nations to justify the attack and occupation of Iraq."

Psychos of a feather flock together:
"In terms of atmospherics, Hacham said the Israeli delegation was "shocked" by Mubarak's aged appearance and slurred speech. Hacham was full of praise for Soliman, however, and noted that a "hot line" set up between the MOD and Egyptian General Intelligence Service is now in daily use. Hacham said he sometimes speaks to Soliman's deputy Mohammed Ibrahim several times a day. Hacham noted that the Israelis believe Soliman is likely to serve as at least an interim President if Mubarak dies or is incapacitated. (Note: We defer to Embassy Cairo for analysis of Egyptian succession scenarios, but there is no question that Israel is most comfortable with the prospect of Omar Soliman.)"

Always remember, the United States has no influence whatsoever over the protesters or the government (the only influence is through the CIA stooge, the Muslim Brotherhood, which 'Langley' tries to protect).  This is highly embarrassing, not to mention dangerous, to the Empire, so efforts have to be made to appear to continue to be relevant (and some obviously idiotic conspiracy theories have been created by the usual suspects - Engdahl's piece looks like a formal application to be admitted to a mental institution).  Thus, the imbroglio with the extremely undiplomatic 'dean' of American diplomats, Frank Wisner (notice how selfish pursuing of self-interest undermines the Empire).  It is funny how this busy-work is being depicted in the United States as a debate between protecting its old friends and looking out for American 'values' like democracy.

The Empire is dying before out eyes due to an extreme parasite attack:  "Why this Obama administration is destined to make a fateful mistake in its Middle East policies".  The Americans could help themselves and extend the Empire by forthrightly standing for democracy, but the parasites won't let them.  This has been a problem since the Jews threw Forrestal out that hospital window for trying to warn his country about the perils of Zionism.  It is striking how easy it is to see the connection between the effects of the parasitic Zionist attack and the death of the Empire.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Washington's Secret History with the Muslim Brotherhood"  The leader of 'al Qaeda', Ayman al-Zawahiri, is from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.

"The Egyptian Uprising and the (US) Counter-Revolution: Some Notes"  But Operation Ajax has nothing whatsoever to do with the situation in Egypt, where the United States has no sway on either side (except through its CIA ties to the Muslim Brotherhood).

"'We yearn for a democratic Middle East' — until we don't, that is!"

The internet memes weigh in:  Lame Pun Coon and Y U No Guy (and here) and Trolldad and Philosoraptor and this.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Impasse

The Egyptian people can deal with the current impasse if they:
  1. identify the things which the Egyptian plutocrats own;
  2. set fire to them.
Within 24 hours, Mubarak will be gone, and an election timetable will be set. It remains to be seen how badly the Egyptian people want change.  All I know is that the psychos who run Egypt only understand one thing.

"SHUT THE FUCKING ECONOMY DOWN!"

"Mubarak is not a thief like Tunisia's Ben Ali . . ."  "Dubbed 'the Pharaoh' for his 30-year iron rule, President Hosni Mubarak is said to have amassed a fortune of £25 billion for his family."

"Egypt Stability Hinges on a Divided Military"  In the absence of any credible military threat, or even any real connections between the Pentagon and the Egyptian army, the only lever the Americans have is to cut the aid, which they can't do as the aid is mostly military contracts tied to the American domestic culture of local political corruption.  Obama simply can't go to Senator Porkbarrel and tell him the tear gas factory in his state will have to close so Obama can have his 'orderly transition' to get rid of Mubarak.  The only asset the Americans have going for them now is that CIA front known as the Muslim Brotherhood.

"Washington’s new myth: “intelligence failure” in Egypt: Regime change has been planned for years" - total nonsense (and obviously so), and another reason to doubt Global Research.

"Crisis in Egypt Tests U.S. Ties With Israel"  I have no idea how this made it by the Jewish censors.

Prescient as hell - "For a new regional order"  The whole essay by Perry Anderson from 2001 is outstanding.

"Real Democratic Revolution Vs. Fake Democratic Revolution?"

Friday, February 04, 2011

Almost 55

Cartoon

"Walkom: Egypt and the end of empire (again)"

ZOG is the single most important feature of American foreign policy (and domestic policy, as the Wars For The Jews have bankrupted the country).  Obama wants 'orderly transition', which isn't what the Jewish neocons want, as they correctly fear that 'orderly transition' will fail, and the real democracy that follows means losing Egypt as a Zionist partner (despite his new-found love of democracy, Elliot Abrams was so upset he wouldn't even meet with Obama).  Obama is willing to sacrifice Jewish interests for the interests of big American capital.  The fact he is willing to offend ZOG to defend big American capital just proves how dedicated he is to those interests (and a lot could be written on how the ZOG itself was caught flat footed on the collapse of Mubarak).  In fact, the single-mindedness of his dedication to big American capital defines his Presidency (he is more dedicated to the interests of big American capital than Presidents like Reagan or Nixon).  We see it in everything he does.

I keep reading conspiracy theories about how the Americans are doing this, or the Americans are doing that.  In fact, the Americans are incapable of doing anything (sending Frank Wisner to be embarrassed is all they could manage). Just think how different American power might be had the decisions not been made to fight the Wars For The Jews in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  The best they can do is to encourage Mubarak to pick from his elite group, which he would do anyway.  In 1956, imperial overreach and bankruptcy forced the British, stuck in an Egyptian quagmire, to turn the keys of empire over to the Americans.  Almost 55 years later, the Americans are dropping the keys in the sand.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The latest 'hijackers'

Wikileaks, unable to find anybody even remotely honest to leak to, has now resorted to The Telegraph (no chance of honesty there; it is arguable that the serious flaw in the Wikileaks model is the assumption that they can find an honest 'journalist').  Can the National Enquirer by far behind?:
"The disclosure, in US diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks, has raised suspicions that the three men were preparing to be a fifth suicide team, but aborted their attack at the last minute. Instead of boarding a domestic flight to the US capital they instead returned to Doha, via London.
Secret documents reveal that the men flew from London to New York on a British Airways flight three weeks before the attacks and allegedly carried out surveillance at the World Trade Centre, the White House and in Virginia, the US state where the Pentagon and CIA headquarters are located.
They later they flew to Los Angeles, where they stationed themselves in a hotel near the airport which the FBI has now established was paid for by a “convicted terrorist”, who also bought their airline tickets."
I suppose we might ask how they knew these guys visited "the World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, the White House, and various areas in Virgina." unless they were following the group around, which raises all sorts of other questions about American government foreknowledge. This is perhaps why we have not heard this story before.

An interesting detail (my emphasis in red):
"The Qatari men were scheduled to board American Airlines Flight 144 on September 10th from Los Angeles to Washington but did not turn up.
They instead boarded a British Airways flight to London, before flying back to Doha on another BA flight.
The following day the same American Airlines aircraft, flying on route AA77, was hijacked as it returned from Washington and crashed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people."
The misleading (needless to say) Telegraph headline is : "WikiLeaks: Did al-Qaeda plot fifth attack on 9/11?"  Since their scheduled flight was on September 10, they obviously couldn't have been part of the fifth attack.  It is the fact it is the same plane that is interesting.  Did thy plan to plant something on that plane?  But how could they smuggle something the September 11 hijackers could not?  And how could they be sure that the same plane would be used?  Airlines are always changing scheduled planes.  Perhaps they figured there was no point to trying to leave anything on that plane.  Of course, any three Muslim males boarding the same plane the day before September 11 are going to be fingered as hijackers, when it all could be a coincidence.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Another big day in Egypt

Another big day in Egypt.  Mubarak can't possibly last more than a week.  I assume he's still around to make sure the loot is safely packed.

I wish Al Jazeera would shit the fuck up about how badly the people need a leader.  They seem to be doing just fine without one.  Things will start to go downhill immediately when the Powers That Be appoint a leader for them.

Avalanche starting:  "Jordan's king fires Cabinet amid protests"

The New VP was in charge of torture in Egypt, and took a very unwholesome enjoyment in the hand's-on part of the job.  Psycho.

Funny how the Americans are behind so much of this:  "The Era Of Cheap Food Is Coming To An End. Blame Wall Street Hedge Funds."