Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

"EXCLUSIVE-Iran crude oil exports rise to highest since EU sanctions"  China.

"Pentagon doesn’t know if it’s buying Iranian oil in Afghanistan"  The tragedy of when one War For The Jews interferes with fighting another War For The Jews.

"Friendly profile of Goldberg in ‘Washingtonian’ is a window on tribal power group"  The two comments by 'Krauss' are good.

"Alan Dershowitz Says The Only Legitimate Conversation About Israel And Palestine Is A Conversation With Alan Dershowitz In It"  He'll force his way in and make a mockery of the discussion.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This year's Holocaust Day celebrations

Atzmon:  "Holocaust Day Backfires"

"Abusing Holocaust memorial days"

"Berlusconi's praise for Mussolini on Holocaust Day demands condemnation"

"Morsi Aide Denied Holocaust in 2010"  Contrary to news reports, this wasn't a part of this year's celebration.

"Holocaust Memorial Day is not the right moment for a Left-wing publisher to kick-start a row about 'the Holocaust industry'"

"Rupert Murdoch's Twitter slap-down has big implications - and not just for News Corp editors":
"Rupert Murdoch’s public slap down of the new acting Sunday Times editor Martin Ivens over the publication of Gerald Scarfe’s cartoon of Benjamin Netanyahu raises a number of important issues.
One is that all of the editors in Murdoch’s News Corp media empire have been made aware of the danger that when they next find themselves mired in a controversy and fighting to protect their editorial reputation the boss might use his favourite social media network to cut them down at the knees.
It seems inevitable that those editors will be more likely than in the past to try to second guess the views of a man who assured the Leveson Inquiry that he does not interfere in the editorial content of his papers."
The irony being that the Leveson Inquiry was occasioned by Murdoch's utter lack of ethics.

I look forward to next year's celebrations, but hey, for millions of victims of the Jews in the Middle East and elsewhere, every day is Holocaust Day.  We should not pick only one day to remember the victims of Jewish violent group supremacism.

Most informed

Cole at his most informed (I think there are some words missing, but you'll get the drift):
"While it is difficult to adjudicate such claims, I suppose that it was the rebels who discovered the bodies and publicized it suggests that it was the regime who committed the murders."

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A small push against the nonsense?

"The Benghazi Affair: Uncovering the Mystery of the Benghazi CIA Annex"

The CIA-run 'Annex' was a warehouse for guns rounded up from the very fighters the US was supposedly allied with in removing the legitimate government of Libya, and the whole point of the CIA presence was to disarm 'al Qaeda' in Libya.   In a move very reminiscent of the insanity of Iran-Contra, Stevens had arranged to send a boatload of these weapons to Syria by way of Turkey, where the ongoing worries about arming the wrong guys led to squabbles about moving the arms to Syria (the Americans were of two minds about having the weapons taken from 'al Qaeda' in Libya ending up in the hands of 'al Qaeda' in Syria).  Is it irony that Stevens was in Benghazi, a place he knew to be dangerous, particularly around September 11, to meet with Turkey’s Consul General to Benghazi, possibly to iron this problem out?  It was certainly convenient that he was in Benghazi, particularly as the people hired to protect him not only failed to do so, but may have turned him over to the crowd.

Of all the many lies about the incident, the most telling one is that there was some kind of long firefight.  Actually, a crowd just walked into the compound without American resistance, and the American casualties were caused by the fires that were set or by a subsequent mortar attack.  The entire story of what happened, starting with the lie about the protest over the movie and moving through every single detail, has been manufactured by American officials.  It reminds me of September 11.

By far the most interesting theory of what happened comes from whackadoodle right-wingers way back in October:
"It was on July 31, 2012, about a month before the September 11 attack in Benghazi that a mortar ripped into the wall of the CIA occupied military intelligence building (research into ownership suggests a possible UK connection), now apparently designated as “the consulate in Benghazi.” The explosion did not cause any deaths or injuries and consequently, it did not make many headlines.
It is here that I rely on my well-placed intelligence source to help me understand the magic trick onstage. According to my source, our intelligence operatives noticed something unusual near that building. Seven members of the Iranian Red Crescent were milling about, almost like they were inspecting the damage. It was as if they were looking to see if the walls were reinforced, and assessing the response to that facility. The next instant, they were gone.
It was reported that the seven member contingent of the Red Crescent were inexplicably kidnapped by “armed men.”
Fast forward to October 6, 2012, about the time when Valerie Jarrett was reportedly meeting with Iranian officials in Qatar. The kidnapped Red Crescent delegation was suddenly, inexplicably and unceremoniously released unharmed in Libya after 65 days in captivity.
Rumors inside the intelligence community suggest that the Jarrett “October surprise” meetings with Iran were contingent on the release of the Iranian Red Crescent workers.
It is here that I needed to rely on my intelligence source to assist me in seeing through the clouded world stage. Do the dots connect?
Could it be that Obama’s “October surprise” was to announce that an agreement had been reached with Iran, that they would halt their nuclear ambitions much like the Kissinger “peace is at hand” announcement? If so, and if Iran had any involvement on a nation-state level in Benghazi, wouldn’t it seem logical that the truth about the attacks needed to be managed without any such mention of Iran? Who would be the best person to head such an investigation?  And if Iran was behind the pre-planned and sophisticated 9/11 murderous attacks in Benghazi, could it be that the July 31, 2012 mortar attack was a probe of that facility’s defenses in advance of a future attack? That would explain the curious disappearance of the 7 member Iranian “Red Crescent” team, and their equally mysterious reappearance, unharmed, 65 days later."

Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

"Exclusive: Morsy implies Jews control the American media"  The absolute best part of this is the terror of the senators, no doubt fearing a solid whipping by their Jewish slave masters on their return to Washington (I wonder if they would "physically recoil in their chairs in shock" if Morsi has pointed out that the sky is blue and fish live in the sea):
"After the meeting, McCain issued a statement saying that the senators "voiced our strong disapproval of the statement" and that the senators and Morsy "had a constructive discussion on this subject." Morsy's spokesman issued a statement after the meeting saying that Morsy believed in religious freedom and "the need to distinguish between the Jewish religion, and those who belong to it, and violent actions against defenseless Palestinians."
But inside the meeting, the discussion over Morsy's 2010 remarks was much more heated than either side publicly acknowledged afterwards, according to Coons. Addressing the comments was the first item on the senators' agenda, and the discussion did not go well, he told The Cable in an interview.
"We tried to give President Morsy an opportunity, now that he is the president, to put his comments in a different context because he was claiming that he was taken out of context. On their face they seemed to be very offensive and inappropriate," Coons said. "It was a difficult conversation."
Morsy told the senators that the values of Islam teach respect for Christianity and Judaism, and he asserted repeatedly that he had no negative views about Judaism or the Jewish people, but then followed with a diatribe about Israel and Zionist actions against Palestinians, especially in Gaza.
Then Morsy crossed a line and made a comment that made the senators physically recoil in their chairs in shock, Coons said.
"He was attempting to explain himself ... then he said, ‘Well, I think we all know that the media in the United States has made a big deal of this and we know the media of the United States is controlled by certain forces and they don't view me favorably,'" Coons said.
The Cable asked Coons if Morsy specifically named the Jews as the forces that control the American media. Coons said all the senators believed the implication was obvious.
"He did not say [the Jews], but I watched as the other senators physically recoiled, as did I," he said. "I thought it was impossible to draw any other conclusion."
"The meeting then took a very sharply negative turn for some time. It really threatened to cause the entire meeting to come apart so that we could not continue," Coons said.
Multiple senators impressed upon Morsy that if he was saying the criticisms of his comments were due to the Jews in the media, that statement was potentially even more offensive than his original comments from 2010.
"[Morsi] did not say the Jewish community was making a big deal of this, but he said something [to the effect] that the only conclusion you could read was that he was implying it," Coons said. "The conversation got so heated that eventually Senator McCain said to the group, ‘OK, we've pressed him as hard as we can while being in the boundaries of diplomacy,'" Coons said. "We then went on to discuss a whole range of other topics.""
Back to reality (note the group supremacist point of view): "Jews DO control the media"  It wouldn't matter if they did not so obviously use their control of the media to advance their group supremacist goals.

"Game to destroy CCTV cameras: vandalism or valid protest?"  Valid protest, of course!  We're all going to have to do this some day.  It would be excellent if each new one installed is broken within 24 hours.

"Algeria hostage crisis: BP and partners 'used transport company owned by terrorist's brother'"  Can't tell the players, and what team they are playing for, without a program.

Wayne Madsen:  "Israeli Spy was Central Cog in Nuclear Weapons Proliferation Alliance":
"The one major explosive revelation in the declassified report is Pollard’s involvement in a highly-classified Israeli-South African program to test a nuclear weapon in the South Atlantic/South Indian Ocean region in September 1979.
The Pollard Damage Assessment was prepared by the Director of Central Intelligence’s Foreign Denial and Deception Analysis Committee and issued on October 30, 1987. The report reveals for the first time that Pollard began working as a U.S. naval intelligence watch officer the same month that Israel and South Africa, possibly with the financial support of Taiwan, detonated a nuclear device in the South Atlantic/South Indian Ocean near South Africa’s Prince Edward Islands. The un-redacted damage assessment report also provides details of Pollard’s espionage work for South Africa before or at the same time he was spying for Israel.
Pollard’s espionage for Israel and South Africa provide evidence of his a key role in providing faulty intelligence to higher U.S. intelligence echelons concerning the nuclear test. Pollard’s mission was clear: his Israeli handlers wanted the details of the nuclear test kept secret. If it were proven that Israel was violating South African sanctions, the Symington Amendment would have required the United States to cut off all military and economic assistance to Israel. Even the powerful Jewish Lobby could not get around what was U.S. law.
The report describes Pollard’s work in September 1979 in the Navy Field Operational Intelligence Office (NFOIO) in Suitland, Maryland, outside of Washington, DC. The report states: “He began work as an Intelligence Research Specialist assigned to the Naval Ocean Surveillance Information Center (NOSIC} of the Navy Field Operational Intelligence Office in September 1979.” The report also states that during the same month of the South African-Israeli nuclear test Pollard “admitted that he had attended a clandestine meeting with the South African Defense Attaché.”
In July 1980 Pollard admitted to his superiors that he lied about his contacts with South African intelligence. However, this «admission» was to cover up what Pollard knew about the successful nuclear test the previous year and after Pollard and, presumably other Israeli moles, tainted U.S. intelligence into believing that the double flash normally associated with a nuclear detonation spotted on September 22, 1979 by the bhangmeter photo sensors on U.S. VELA 6911 nuclear detection satellite, orbiting over the South Atlantic at one-third the distance to the moon, was nothing more than a meteor entering the atmosphere or some other natural event."
and:
"Someone within the ranks of Navy intelligence was preparing incorrect intelligence reports and covering for Israel’s and South Africa’s involvement in a nuclear test. One of those suspected is Pollard, whose job was to monitor naval operations around the world the day the nuclear test was conducted in the South Atlantic."
and:
"The Pollard deception continues to haunt the world today. One of the key players in the Israel-South African nuclear weapons research was Israeli arms smuggler Shaul Eisenberg, the head of the Israel Corporation and a provider of military hardware to China, North Korea, and the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Eisenberg, whose Wikipedia entry has been re-written by Israeli propagandists, controlled Israel Aircraft Industries and Zim Israel Navigation Shipping Company. Eisenberg was able to provide needed nuclear weapons components from Operation Phoenix to China and two of its major allies, North Korea and Pakistan."
Zim.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Variations on a theme

"Lib Dem MP FINALLY apologies for 'unintended offence' after suggesting 'the Jews' had not learned the lessons of the Holocaust"  "Alan Hart: You must not tell the truth! And chutzpah defined"  "Stuart Littlewood: UK Liberal Democrats in a funk over free speech (again)"  Atzmon:  "Lib Dem MP David Ward Told the Truth"  Hilarious:  "Here's What Elie Wiesel Thinks About that Anti-Semitic British MP"

"The Nation defends John Brennan, Obama’s nominee for the CIA"  'Progressives' for the GWOT.

"The media drumbeat: The West is evil"  The evil of the West is real, and it is its propensity to be led around by the nose by racist supremacists.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Swartz and Wikileaks

Was the brutal persecution of Aaron Swartz really a brutal persecution of Wikileaks?:  "Concerns Raised About Aaron Swartz's Prosecution And The Wikileaks Connection":
". . . it's leading some to wonder if this was more about the big fishing expedition a grand jury has supposedly been working on for quite some time, trying to sniff out anything that can be used against Wikileaks. There is no confirmed connection to the Wikileaks investigation, but Emptywheel notes some oddities in the timing -- such as the grand jury investigation into Aaron seeming to ramp up just as it appeared that the big Wikileaks grand jury was coming up empty. In fact, as Emptywheel showed in a different post, it looked like the investigation into Swartz was going absolutely nowhere... until the grand jury suddenly showed renewed interest long after the arrest. The post notes that the Secret Service didn't even bother searching the laptop onto which Swartz had downloaded the JSTOR material for weeks after getting involved in his case.

But what happened in between the arrest and the sudden decision to really look into Swartz? The DOJ drew a big, fat blank against Wikileaks. The timeline:
  • Swartz was arrested on January 6th, 2011.
  • On February 9th it was reported that the Justice Department had drawn a blank on anything it could use to go after Wikileaks.
  • That same day, February 9th, the Secret Service suddenly got around to issuing warrants to search Swartz's hardware
Oh, and one other key date. Just a couple weeks before all of this, on December 27th, 2010, Swartz had filed a FOIA seeking information concerning the treatment of Bradley Manning. As is noted in the posts linked here, it's not at all normal for the Secret Service to wait so long to get a subpoena."
This might also explain the uncharacteristic outing of Swartz by Wikileaks as a possible source, an outing which goes against the most basic principles and promises of Wikileaks (word of the day:  doxxing). Is Wikileaks just signalling that it knows what the US government is up to, and of course could embarrass some prosecutors unless they stop their grand jury fishing expedition?  Again I see Swartz' suicide as a political act, an attempt, hopefully successful, to throw a cog in the wheels of the American injustice system's crushing of Wikileaks and anybody who might dare reveal the empire's secrets.  And by the way, isn't it time that the misuse of secret grand juries to do things prosecutors would never dare do in open court - the US version of the Star Chamber - becomes an American political issue?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The same old stories

The big conspiracy story:  "The Return of COINTELPRO?":
"The FBI’s documents show a government agency at its most paranoid. It considered all planned protests, and the individuals involved, as potential threats. Most disturbing of all, there is talk (p. 61) of the government being ready to “engage in sniper attacks against protesters in Houston, Texas, if deemed necessary” and perhaps needing to formulate a plan “to kill the leadership [of the protest groups] via suppressed sniper rifles.”
Furthermore, the documents reveal a close and intricate partnership between the federal government on one side and banks and private businesses on the other.
On August 19, 2011, the FBI met with representatives of the New York Stock Exchange in order to discuss OWS protests that wouldn’t happen for another four weeks. In September of that year, even before OWS got into full swing, the FBI was notifying local businesses that they might be affected by protests. It is not clear if, while on Wall Street, the FBI investigated the criminal and irresponsible behavior engaged in by some of the largest banks on the planet, behavior which led directly to the financial crisis of 2008.
We are also introduced to a creature named the “Domestic Security Alliance Council” which, according to the federal government, is “a strategic partnership between the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the private sector.” A DSAC report tells us that any information shared between US intelligence agencies and their corporate partners should not be released to “the media, the general public or other personnel.”
In a curious coincidence, nine days after the PCJF’s embarrassing release of FBI documents, the New York Post ran a story about how a 27 year old woman and her “Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street” boyfriend, Aaron Greene, were arrested by officers from the New York City Police Department (NYPD) after an alleged cache of weapons and bomb making explosives were found in their Greenwich Village apartment.
And what exactly led the police to this apartment? Was it credible actionable intelligence gathered from the FBI’s massive domestic surveillance program? Did some agent acquire this information by bravely infiltrating the potential domestic terrorist group known as OWS? Hardly. The NYPD was simply executing a routine search warrant related to a credit card-theft case.
But in a story about the exact same event that appeared in the New York Times, it was reported that “police said they did not believe that Mr. Greene was active in any political movements” and that no “evidence of a planned terrorist attack” had been found . Furthermore, police hadn’t “made a connection to any known plot or any connection to any known terrorists.” No mention was made of the suspect’s alleged ties to the OWS movement, an item that had been prominently reported in the New York Post’s version of events.
Oddly, a more recent New York Post story stated that Mr. Greene was now a “Nazi-loving Harvard grad” and a reported “Adolf Hitler-wannabe.” No mention was made of his suspected ties to OWS. This author made several attempts to contact the New York Post, and the writers of the 2 articles, in an effort to find out how they knew that Mr. Greene was an OWS member and activist. Attempts were also made to try to find out if the New York Post still believed that Mr. Greene was an active OWS member, or if they now simply thought that he was just an “Adolf Hitler-wannabe.”
As of the writing of this article, no response has been received from the New York Post."
Or perhaps the African false-flags:
"Canada is investigating an allegation by the Algerian Prime Minister that one of its citizens co-ordinated the terror raid at the Saharan gas plant in which dozens of hostages were killed. Westerners, including a man with blond hair and blue eyes, are believed to have been among the Islamist militants who launched last week’s attack on the Tigantourine complex near Algeria’s border with Libya. A French jihadist, previously unknown to authorities, and two Canadians are suspected to have been involved in the hostage-taking, and reports also claim that a man with a Western accent was among the extremists who lured terrified gas workers from their rooms during the hostage crisis."
and:
"Concern at the international composition of the Algerian kidnap brigade will be compounded by reports from residents in Diabaly, Mali, that Islamists who overran the town last week contained English-speakers and militants of European appearance. Speaking to The Independent yesterday after French and Malian forces had retaken the town, student Amadu Dumbia said: “I definitely heard them and there’s no chance that I made a mistake with another language. They spoke like they were from England, but had darker skins.”"
This is just lazy tradecraft - at least the guy who played 'Atta' could pass for someone from the Middle East.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration Day

I heard a strange noise in the next room, thought Jesus had returned, and started to ready myself not to be raptured, only to realize it was just the inauguration on the TV.

"MLK Injustice Index 2013"  "MLK's vehement condemnations of US militarism are more relevant than ever"

"Lupe Fiasco Did Exactly What You'd Expect Lupe Fiasco To Do At An Inauguration Concert And He Got Thrown Off The Stage For It":
"Limbaugh is a racist/ Glenn Beck is a racist/ Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say shit/ That's why I didn't vote for him, next one either"
Americans pride themselves on their freewheeling entrepreneurism, supposedly the engine of American economic dominance:  "How the Legal System Failed Aaron Swartz—And Us":
"Swartz must be compared to two other eccentric geniuses, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who, in the nineteen-seventies, committed crimes similar to, but more economically damaging than, Swartz’s. Those two men hacked A.T. & T.’s telephone system to make free long-distance calls, and actually sold the illegal devices (blue boxes) to make cash. Their mentor, John Draper, did go to jail for a few months (where he wrote one of the world’s first word processors), but Jobs and Wozniak were never prosecuted. Instead, they got bored of phreaking and built a computer. The great ones almost always operate at the edge.

That was then. In our age, armed with laws passed in the nineteen-eighties and meant for serious criminals, the federal prosecutor Carmen Ortiz approved a felony indictment that originally demanded up to thirty-five years in prison. Worse still, her legal authority to take down Swartz was shaky. Just last year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a similar prosecution. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, a prominent conservative, refused to read the law in a way that would make a criminal of “everyone who uses a computer in violation of computer use restrictions—which may well include everyone who uses a computer.” Ortiz and her lawyers relied on that reading to target one of our best and brightest.

It’s one thing to stretch the law to stop a criminal syndicate or terrorist organization. It’s quite another when prosecuting a reckless young man. The prosecutors forgot that, as public officials, their job isn’t to try and win at all costs but to use the awesome power of criminal law to protect the public from actual harm. Ortiz has not commented on the case. But, had she been in charge when Jobs and Wozniak were breaking the laws, we might never have had Apple computers. It was at this moment that our legal system and our society utterly failed.

Defenders of the prosecution seem to think that anyone charged with a felony must somehow deserve punishment. That idea can only be sustained without actual exposure to the legal system. Yes, most of the time prosecutors do chase actual wrongdoers, but today our criminal laws are so expansive that most people of any vigor and spirit can be found to violate them in some way. Basically, under American law, anyone interesting is a felon. The prosecutors, not the law, decide who deserves punishment.

Today, prosecutors feel they have license to treat leakers of information like crime lords or terrorists. In an age when our frontiers are digital, the criminal system threatens something intangible but incredibly valuable. It threatens youthful vigor, difference in outlook, the freedom to break some rules and not be condemned or ruined for the rest of your life. Swartz was a passionate eccentric who could have been one of the great innovators and creators of our future. Now we will never know."
"Brookings' Bruce Riedel urges intensified US support for Saudi despots":
"The fact that one can have a memo like Riedel's so clearly explaining US policy to support the worst tyrannies that serve its interests, sitting right next to endless US pro-war rhetoric about the urgency of fighting for freedom and democracy, is an outstanding testament to that myth-making."
"The Real Reel News"

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

"Aaron Swartz' Blood for Oil"

 "Some Early Algeria Perspectives on the Sahel Situation"  "Burn, burn - Africa's Afghanistan"

"Bulgaria: No Hezbollah link to deadly Burgas attack"  The crime scene shows it was just yet another Israeli false-flag attack.  Credit to the Bulgarian officials for refusing to play along, at least so far.  Of course, they could just be holding out for bigger bribes.  The reason for the false-flag attack?:
"While Israel blamed Hezbollah and its sponsor Iran for the attack, the Bulgarians have not yet issued their final report on the matter, due to be released either next week or the beginning of February.
The conclusions of the report are expected to have a significant impact on whether the EU finally adds Hezbollah to its list of terrorist organizations, something the US has already done and which Israel has been pushing for more than a decade. Such a move could lead to the freezing of Hezbollah’s assets in Europe."

"There is no future" (entire interview here).  The Israeli 'right' - which is to say, almost every Jew - will happily agree that there is 'no future'.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Kim Dotcom: the internet cult hero spoiling for a fight with US authorities" ('Hollywood'):
"In Dotcom's telling of the story, his travails began when the Motion Picture Association of America hired the veteran former senator Chris Dodd, who used his sway over his longtime ally the vice-president, Joe Biden, to encourage a move on Megaupload. 'If you connect all the dots, and you see who the operators are behind all of this, you understand the political scope,' he says.
'They had a political agenda, plus they had an upcoming election, and they needed an alternative for Sopa,' says Dotcom, in a reference to the ill-fated and draconian Stop Online Piracy Act.
'It would probably have looked very bleak for [Obama] to go to Hollywood and ask them to help him get re-elected when he couldn't make Sopa happen for them. So Megaupload became a plan B.'"
"Alberta oil selling at 50% discount to world price…"  Harper has a Western-Canada-centric government - or rather, a Calgary-centric government - that must be under massive pressure to get those pipelines through.  The Canadian Indian nations have an effective veto over the pipelines.  The Indians are getting uppity. Things will get interesting until Harper finds the right chiefs to bribe.

"Secret papers show extent of senior royals' veto over bills"

"A Little Digging Unmasks DNA Donor Names"  "Who’s your daddy? Sperm donors, paternity, child support and the law"  It is amazing how trusting we are, with so many reasons not to be.

"Syria: Reuters Spreads Another 'Massacre' Lie - Debunked"  "Russia Slams US for Blaming Syrian Govt for University Attacks"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Aaron did not commit suicide but was killed by the government."  The prosecutor is a serial killer.  There needs to be a lot of firing in the US Attorney's office.  Also, the mathy types who tend to make a lot of money in tech need to formally boycott any more donations, ever, to MIT.

"Father of Aaron Swartz indicts US government for son’s suicide":
"Peter Eckersley, Technology Projects Director at Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a friend and collaborator of Swartz, said, “It was a terrible loss. We both worked together fighting SOPA and PIPA,” referring to proposed legislation to increase government control over the Internet.

With tears in his eyes, Eckersley said, “A big problem in the US is the out-of-control criminal justice system. I'm from Australia and I find it unbelievable here. You have a system that takes people that do not hurt anyone and puts them in prison."

The idea that Swartz was assassinated by the government makes no sense:  the entire reason for the persecution was to make an example of his ruined life for anybody who might threaten rentier interests.

"In Translation: Atwan on the Gulf and the Brothers"

"George Ibrahim `Abdullah"  Note how a phone call from the Americans turned the French judicial system on its head.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tunisia, Tibet, MIT

"Aaron Swartz Died Innocent — Here Is the Evidence" (or here) by Alex Stamos:
"In short, Aaron Swartz was not the super hacker breathlessly described in the Government's indictment and forensic reports, and his actions did not pose a real danger to JSTOR, MIT or the public. He was an intelligent young man who found a loophole that would allow him to download a lot of documents quickly. This loophole was created intentionally by MIT and JSTOR, and was codified contractually in the piles of paperwork turned over during discovery."
The Null Device:
"In 18th-century England, when they hanged a highwayman, his corpse would be dipped in tar and hung in an iron cage along the side of a highway, as a grim warning to any others contemplating a career of highway robbery. From the point of view of the US Department of Justice, or more specifically, the rent-seeking corporations licensed to make money from the intellectual property system as it stands today, Swartz, with his radical views on open access to information, was the modern-day equivalent of a highwayman, an enemy of the system of intellectual property licensing and the structures of ownership and control built atop it, shoring up the stabilities of the status quo. Were he convicted (or bankrupted by the costs of defending himself), he would have served as the tarred corpse swinging in a gibbet alongside the Information Superhighway, an equally grim warning to any aspiring Information Superhighwaymen that you don't fuck with intellectual property, ever. Or, in other words: if you break the law, the law will break you. An upheld conviction, however, was no guarantee. Dead, arguably, he can serve the same role just as well, without the risk of him being released on appeal. To others, he will be a martyr for the Copyfight and/or an example of the iniquities of a system run for the benefit of corporate rentiers."
"Cartoon – Remember Aaron Swartz (1986-2013)" - with text of ass-covering letter (or here) from the psycho-killers at MIT.  In a better world, all those responsible for his death would be tried for manslaughter, for that is what it was.

"Why Did The Secret Service Take Over Aaron Swartz's Case Two Days Before He Was Arrested"

emptywheel:
". . . the involvement of the Secret Service just as it evolved from a local breaking and entry case into the excessive charges ultimately charged makes it clear that this was a nationally directed effort to take down Swartz."

It is a mistake to turn this into a discussion of mental health issues, demeaning to Swartz and undermining his cause.  His death was a political act, identical to self-immolation that we've seen from Tunisia and Tibet and elsewhere.  The thugs at the US Attorney's office and MIT decided to destroy his life in order to serve as a warning to those who might even think of threatening rentier interests (often known in this blog as 'Hollywood', which explains the escalation of this matter).  Aaron Swartz did the only rational thing left in his power to stop them.  He traded his ruined life for the hope of political change.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Via "Covert History" "The Alabama Project", which, if you read down, is basically an ad for an unpublished manuscript (with an unhelpful list of names of famous people to whom they have sent the manuscript!), but worth the read.  There are an awful lot of Southern conspiracies and almost no writing about them.

"Hollande's Africa Adventure"  They are no longer bothering to explain the difference between bad Islamist 'terrorists' and good Islamist 'freedom fighters'.

"New York Times in support of colonization"  "The screenshots prove it: New York Times altered headline to remove words “Israeli-occupied”"  Newspaper colonialism.

"Inside the Terror Factory":
"Nafis is one of more than 150 men since 9/11 who have been caught in FBI terrorism stings, some of whom have received 25 years or more in prison. In these cases, the FBI uses one of its more than 15,000 registered informants - many of them criminals, others trying to stay in the country following immigration violations - to identify potential terrorists. It then provides the means necessary for these would-be terrorists to move forward with a plot - in some cases even planting specific ideas for attacks. The FBI now spends $3 billion on counterterrorism annually, the largest portion of its budget. Our nation's top law enforcement agency, traditionally focused on investigating crimes after they occur, now operates more as an intelligence organization that tries to preempt crimes before they occur. But how many of these would-be terrorists would have acted were it not for an FBI agent provocateur helping them? Is it possible that the FBI is creating the very enemy we fear?"

I'm always interested in stings that were turned, where a successful terrorist attack occurred which could not have happened without government assistance.  The details of these conspiracies - e. g., Oklahoma City -  tend to get fuzzy in the media reports.

"Evo Morales’ historic speech at the Isla del Sol "


Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Had the most Likudnik wing of World Jewry been able to stifle its group supremacism just a bit and abstained from the Hagel matter it would have avoided what amounts to a referendum on the tentacles of Jewish power in the United States (not to mention the mockery).

"The Fascinating Case of Lynne Stewart"  Stretching the law into absurd pretzels in order to get a ridiculous conviction is usually the treatment reserved for young Muslim males.  "The Terror Factory"

"Goldberg smears JVP after ‘NYT’ columnist mentions them for defending Hagel"  This is pretty standard for the concentration camp guard, who is going to have to walk back a lot of his positions if he is to appear to stay on the sane and reasonable side of mainstream American public opinion.

"Department of double standards: Ángel Carromero"  Although it has been a while, and their empire is a bankrupt shell, the Spaniards still have a well of imperialist feelings from which to draw.

"If Andrew Sullivan Is The Future of Journalism Then Journalism Is Fucked"  Truer words never written.  The only good things Sullivan has ever done in his life are admitting he was wrong about Iraq and displaying a little skepticism at Israel and its defenders.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The deep meaning of the battle over Hagel

Anybody expecting Hagel to be some hippie peacenik will be sorely disappointed.  That's not what the Likudnik Jews are worried about.

The first thing they are worried about is that the Hagel appointment signals an intent to start to slowly roll back American military spending.  An American war against most of the rest of the world is no longer supportable under current economic realities.  A reduction in American ultra-militarism is not 'good for the Jews', which is to say, not good for continued American support for the building of the Zionist Empire across the Middle East..  Irving Kristol (1984) is remarkably forthright (my emphasis in red):
"Isolationism has a strong traditional appeal to the American people and one can understand why it should reemerge today, or why the prospect of fighting “dirty little wars” in remote places should be so repugnant. What is difficult to understand is why American Jews seem to be among those who are not shocked and appalled by this new trend. Can anyone believe that an American government which, in righteous moralistic hauteur, refuses to intervene to prevent a Communist takeover of Central America, will intervene to counterbalance Soviet participation in an assault on Israel? Can anyone believe that the American people could make sense of such contradictory behavior? Yet a large number of American Jews, perhaps even a majority, appear to believe it.
Have these Jews taken leave of their reason? Of course not. It is simply that their thinking is beclouded by anachronistic presuppositions about the kind of world we live in and about the appropriate responses by the United States to the kind of world we live in. This real world is rife with conflict and savagery. It is a world in which liberalism is very much on the defensive, in which public opinion runs in the grooves established by power, in which people back winners not losers, and in which winners not losers provide the models of the future. In such a world, we are constrained to take our allies where and how we find them—even if they are authoritarian (e.g., Turkey), even if they are totalitarian (e.g., China).
If American Jews truly wish to be noninterventionist, they have to cease being so concerned with Israel, with Jews in the Soviet Union, or indeed with Jews anywhere else. To demand that an American government be interventionist exclusively on behalf of Jewish interests and none other—well, to state that demand is to reveal its absurdity. Yet most of our major Jewish organizations have ended up maneuvering themselves into exactly this position. They cannot even bring themselves openly to support the indispensable precondition for the exercise of American influence on behalf of Jewish interests in the world: a large and powerful military establishment that can, if necessary, fight and win dirty, little (or not so little) wars in faraway places. It is the winning or losing of such wars that will determine the kind of world our children inherit—not striking pious postures or exuding moralistic rhetoric."

The second problem caused by a successful Hagel nomination is perhaps even more profound. For decades now, it has been political suicide to speak the truth about anything.  Even once.  It is understood that even a sideways reference to the truth, something that might slightly hint at the truth, is the permanent end to your political career.  Hagel has on occasion spoken the truth about Israel, Jewish influence on American politics, and crazed American ultra-militarism.  If his political career isn't finished, and in fact if the occasional truth actually helps his successful nomination,  it will send a signal to the rest of Washington that the truth is no longer completely forbidden.  This would not be 'good for the Jews'.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Always an emergency

"Syria: why Assad may yet claim victory"  He's outlasted both Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton, both arguably out due to an American weariness with Wars For The Jews.

"Horse-racing gambler funding pro-Hagel campaign"  Geller thinks Benter is connected to Soros.

"Pro-Israel group buys ChuckHagel.com to fight Hagel's nomination"  "The Emergency Committee for Israel Goes All In"

"Black Audiences, White Stars and ‘Django Unchained’"

Monday, January 07, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2012

"Anwar al-Awlaki May Have Bought Hijackers Pre-9/11 Tickets"  Pondering this stopped me from blogging this weekend.  More, later.

"Steve Amsel: Where Have All The Nazis Gone?"  The Nobel Peace prize has been pretty much ruined, so the Simon Wiesenthal Center list is the most prestigious award of morality and basic human decency in the world today.

Will AIPAC fall into the Hagel trap?  I look forward to the concentration camp guard informing us that the successful Hagel nomination proves there is no Israeli Lobby.

"The Financial Elite's War Against the US Economy" (an explanation for the quiescence):
"Workers have become so deeply indebted on their home mortgages, credit cards and other bank debt that they fear to strike or even to complain about working conditions. Losing work means missing payments on their monthly bills, enabling banks to jack up interest rates to levels that used to be deemed usurious. So debt peonage and unemployment loom on top of the wage slavery that was the main focus of class warfare a century ago. And to cap matters, credit-card bank lobbyists have rewritten the bankruptcy laws to curtail debtor rights, and the referees appointed to adjudicate disputes brought by debtors and consumers are subject to veto from the banks and businesses that are mainly responsible for inflicting injury.
The aim of financial warfare is not merely to acquire land, natural resources and key infrastructure rents as in military warfare; it is to centralize creditor control over society. In contrast to the promise of democratic reform nurturing a middle class a century ago, we are witnessing a regression to a world of special privilege in which one must inherit wealth in order to avoid debt and job dependency."

"America's Real Criminal Element: Lead"

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

"‘Atlantic’ writer provides no evidence for allegation that Harvard professor is anti-Semitic"  The concentration camp guard remains furious with Walt for being the pioneer in pointing out what he and his ilk are up to.  Thus, despite the fact that Hagel and Walt have pointed out exactly the same thing about malign Jewish influence in American politics, Hagel is kosher and Walt is still treif.  I think the concentration camp guard is aware of the fact that the Hagel trial balloon is a trap for the Likudniks, a trap he wants to avoid.

"Nicolas Sarkozy 'took £40m from Colonel Gaddafi to fund 2007 election campaign'"  Not only is Sarko not in jail, but he is planning to win the next French Presidential election.

"FBI, Working With Banks, Chose Not To Inform Occupy Leadership Of Assassination Plot On Its Leaders"  The FBI, while assisting big business interests, stayed mum about the JFK assassination too.

"The Rise of the Sunnis and the Decline of Iran, Iraq and Hizbullah: The Middle East in 2013"  When I started to read this I really thought it was a parody, and then I realized he was serious.  He also continues to lay the Syrian war propaganda on very thick.

"International Media Regurgitating Syrian Rebel Propaganda":
"Outside Syria there have been repeated media and diplomatic forecasts of imminent victory for the rebels and defeat for Bashar al-Assad. Ignored in this speculation is the important point that Assad's forces still hold, wholly or in large part, all the main cities and towns of Syria."

"Greenwich Village couple busted with cache of weapons, bombmaking explosives: sources"  "New York bomb suspects had 'terrorist encyclopedia'"  Looks like a false flag in the making to hurt the Occupy Movement.  Note the background of the alleged perps.  This was local police - I wonder if the FBI would have let an attack happen.  By the way, the arrest looks iffy:  based on a warrant for credit-card theft, they uncovered the whole thing by spotting "a white substance in an ash tray" which turned out to be an explosive substance, or so they say.

"Happy New Year, Goyim! by Danny Levi"

"Yes, Randi Zuckerberg, Please Lecture Us About 'Human Decency'"

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

'Final Solution' news

In the last few days the Jews have started floating trial balloons on what are the most likely first stages to ending the 'Palestinian problem'.

"Likud politicians call on Israel to annex Area C":
"Israeli annexation of the West Bank’s Area C – where all settlements are located – received public support from two high-ranking Likud politicians on Tuesday evening, Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli Edelstein and MK Ze’ev Elkin.
“Lack of Israeli sovereignty over Area C means the continuation of the status quo,” said Edelstein, as he spoke about an area of the country that is now under Israeli military control. “It strengthens the international community’s demand for a withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines.”"
"Likud hardliner suggests paying Palestinian families to emigrate from West Bank":
"Hawkish Likud Knesset candidate Moshe Feiglin on Tuesday outlined a plan to pay Palestinian families $500,000 each to emigrate to the West. He was speaking at a one-state solution conference in Jerusalem

Citing polls that showed a majority of West Bank Palestinians want to leave, Feiglin, considered among the most hawkish members of the Likud party slate, said that some of the budget Israel currently allocates towards security and defense could be used to pay Palestinians to emigrate.

“The State of Israel is paying 10% of its gross national product every year to maintain the two-state solution and the Oslo Accords. It’s paying for separation fences, Iron Domes and a guard at every cafe,” Feiglin said. “With this budget we can give every Arab family in Judea and Samaria $500,000 to encourage it to immigrate to a place with a better future.”

Feiglin went on to say that because of the low birth rates in Western nations, they will welcome immigrants who “know how to build.”"
"Likud minister and two party MKs say they want to annex the West Bank":
"Speaking at the conference, the second of its kind in under a year, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein said applying sovereignty to the West Bank would send a strong message to the international community, which overwhelmingly supports the two-state formulation.

“We would say loud and clear that we have the right — we applied sovereignty. Looking ahead, we can start searching for ways to co-exist. Of course we recognize that another people lives here and we need to find a modus operandi for living together,” he said.

Edelstein and two other Likud MKs who addressed the several hundred conference attendees in Jerusalem’s Bayit Vegan neighborhood said that the annexation of the West Bank should be conducted in stages to blunt the international blowback from the move.

“I am always in favor of starting with a step in the right direction rather than sitting on my hands and not to do anything because I can’t demand everything I’d like to demand,” Edelstein said.

The far-right may attack a piece-by-piece approach to annexation, fearing that if Israel only annexes certain parts of the West Bank it could create the impression that it gives up on the other parts. Yet a slow approach is the only realistic chance to eventually attain sovereignty over the entire West Bank, the Likud legislators said.

Likud MK Zeev Elkin, who chaired the outgoing governing coalition in the Knesset, said Israel should take a page out of the Palestinian playbook, advancing piece by piece while never renouncing any of its territorial claims.

“The time has come for us as the state of Israel to start acting in exactly the same manner. We will try to apply sovereignty over as much as we can at any given moment,” he said.

He added that opposition could be worn down by the pro-annexation crowd repeatedly promoting its agenda.

MK Yariv Levin advocated a slow but steady de facto annexation of the West Bank, mainly by expanding existing settlements and taking whatever steps were possible to apply laws on Jewish communities beyond the Green Line.

“In this way, we will try, slowly but surely, to expand the circle of settlements, and to afterwards extend the roads that lead to them, and so forth. At the end of this process, the facts on the ground will be that whatever remains [of the West Bank] will be merely marginal appendages,” he said."
"Feiglin: Pay Palestinians to leave West Bank" (my emphasis in red):
"Zeev Elkin proposed imposing sovereignty in the Jewish-populated areas first and then in the Palestinian areas. "
"Likud MK: Annex West Bank, consider citizenship for Palestinians" (my emphasis in red):
"Knesset Member Tzipi Hotovely, one of the leading dissenting voices in the Likud faction opposing the policy adopted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Sunday that the territories should be annexed to Israel.

"Israeli law should be applied on the Judea and Samaria region," Hotovely said during a conference in the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and stated she did not rule out granting citizenship to Palestinians.

 The MK explained that "Judea and Samaria are a part of the land of Israel," and blamed the Palestinians for the failure of the political process. "We strongly wish to get a divorce, but the other side doesn't want to separate."

Hotovely told Ynet later in the evening, "It's unthinkable that Jews in Judea and Samaria would live under occupation and under a military regime. The distorted policy, which states that every construction permit must be approved by the defense minister harms the most basic rights.

"It’s time to lift the question mark over Judea and Samaria and view the people living there as citizens with an equal status. Thinking ahead, strategically, we should consider granting gradual citizenship to Palestinians based on loyalty tests.""
So there you have it:
  1. unilateral Israeli annexation of the lands which contain the settlements;
  2. pay-offs to some of the Palestinians remaining within these lands (the Jews have for years as part of a systematic long-term plan, using house demolitions and forced transfer, reduced the Palestinian population within Area C to relatively small numbers);
  3. 'magnamimous' granting of Israeli citizenship to those Palestinians who want to stay and can pass a servility-to-Jews test; and
  4. the uninhabitable bantustan remainders of Palestine will be left to whither away, with eventual application of Israeli law to those lands as well.
Jeff Halper and Jonathan Cook predicted exactly what was planned, including the legalese employed to allow the Jew-controlled media to provide excuses for it.  In fact, I fully expect it to be spun as a humanitarian operation.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Andre Pshenichnikov

The newest style of 'legend' for Israeli spies:  "Egypt Arrests Israeli Activist Traveling to Gaza"

There is really no reason to believe he was headed to Gaza, as his mission, like 'activist' Ilan Grapel (and note the laughable Zionist spin at Wikipedia) before him, appears to be intelligence gathering in Egypt:  "Egypt says pro-Palestinian Israeli arrested after photographing security sites":
"Egyptian security sources told Ynet news late Monday that Pshenichnikov was caught photographing security installations, and tried to find information on managers of the Taba border crossing.
According to Army Radio, he crossed the Egyptian border illegally last week before being captured and handed over to Israeli authorities, who detained him, and after several days released him on condition that he hand over his passports. Pshenichnikov then jumped the border illegally again and was arrested by Egyptian authorities."
Now why would a pro-Palestinian activist be photographing security installations, and trying to find information on managers of the Taba border crossing?

The building of the 'legend' as a pro-Palestinian activist is also fishy (my emphasis in ted):
"The family immigrated to Israel when Pshenichnikov was 13. Israel grants automatic citizenship to anyone who is Jewish. He later completed his three years of mandatory military service, enlisting as a computer programmer in the army’s signals corps, and even served an additional year and a half as a career soldier.
But sometime during his military service, he began to question Israel’s relationship with the Palestinians. Since then, he has completely rejected his adopted country. After his service ended, he moved to the refugee camp in April and worked as a waiter in a Bethlehem hotel and as a construction worker in Deheishe.
“I hate Zionism … I want to be part of the Palestinian resistance,” Pshenichnikov told The Associated Press. “I call for other Israelis who support the existence of a state of Palestine to do the same, to come live in the West Bank or Gaza as Palestinians.”
The Palestinians want to make the West Bank part of an independent state. For the time being, in accordance with past agreements with Israel, they technically don’t have a Palestinian citizenship but the self-rule authority issues I.D. residency cards and Palestinian passports.
Pshenichnikov said he chose to live near Bethlehem in hopes of taking advantage of his fluency in Russian to guide Russian tourists in Jesus’ traditional hometown.
Residents say he was initially treated with suspicion. Many Palestinians suspected him of being an Israeli spy and Palestinian officials eventually handed him over to Israeli authorities. But Pshenichnikov remained undeterred, returning to Deheishe where was apprehended by Palestinian forces and handed over to Israel again.
Israeli police released him under restrictive conditions and banned him from entering the Palestinian-controlled areas pending the end of legal proceedings against him.
Tareq Abu Sheikha, who rented Pshenichnikov a room for a month, said he was “suspicious and not honest.”
Abu Sheikha said Pshenichnikov presented himself as a Russian foreign activist and was even seen throwing stones at Israeli soldiers during demonstrations. But he was also heard speaking in Hebrew on his phone and carried his old military I.D. card with him. “We don’t have a problem with any Israeli coming to be one of us. We’ll be honored and give them an I.D. card, but this young man was suspicious and he lied and that’s why we handed him to the Israelis,” he said."
Part of his job appears to be investigating the Egyptian jail system, and perhaps contacting other Israeli operatives (my emphasis in red):
"Pshenichnikov was arrested by police while trying to cross the border into Egypt at the Taba Crossing a week ago, after he had requested to reach Gaza through Egypt. He was kept in jail for a week, despite the fact that a court determined there was no cause for his arrest, because he refused to pay the minimal NIS 300 bail. He was finally released on Thursday afternoon."
Both Grapel and Pshenichnikov are transparently obvious examples, and I'm sure there are a lot of these 'activists' flying under the radar.