Archive for February, 2009

I need a CASE of tissues over here, stat!

Elie Wiesel cannot forgive Bernie Madoff. Wiesel’s “little foundation,” built no doubt from the money he made writing about the Holocaust (TM), has lost everything, along with the Wiesel’s personal fortune. The victims [sniff]… they are practically countless. It could be close to six million people (just a guess).

Elie Wiesel, the Nazi concentration camp survivor who went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize, showed little inclination this week to make peace with accused swindler Bernie Madoff, whom he called “one of the greatest scoundrels, thieves, liars, criminals.”

“Could I forgive him? No,” the 80-year-old told a panel assembled Thursday by Conde Nast’s Portfolio Magazine at New York’s 21 Club to discuss Madoff, whose alleged victims included Wiesel and his foundation, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.

“To forgive, first of all, would mean that he would come on his knees and ask for forgiveness,” the Auschwitz survivor said. “He wouldn’t do that.”

…Wiesel said a wealthy friend who has known Madoff for 50 years introduced them. The two men met twice over dinner, and Wiesel checked with financial experts whom he trusted before investing all of his and his wife’s personal money.

Then, once Madoff had gained his trust, Wiesel invested all $15.2 million that his foundation had amassed, he said.
“We thought he was God, we trusted everything in his hands,” the Boston University humanities professor said.

Whoa…dude, there’s your mistake right there!

Wiesel rejected the suggestion that “affinity fraud,” the tendency for people to trust others of similar background, played any role in leaving him vulnerable to Madoff. Both men are Jewish.

“It’s not the Jewishness in him, it’s the inhumanity in this man who simply believed he can go around depriving people of their livelihoods. What he has done to certain people, it breaks my heart,” he said.

Mmm hmm. It’s not the Jewishness, it’s the inhumanity. Madoff acted like he was god, believing he could go around depriving people of their livelihoods. And even though Elie Wiesel says himself he believed Madoff actually *was* god, that does not justify what Bernie did, because he was supposed to be a GOOD god, and not deprive “certain people.” So you see, this has nothing to do with “affinity fraud,” because Bernie did not properly display his affinity.

“At the end, he went down to swindle thousands and thousands of people, and hurt thousands and thousands of people. Take our little foundation. My wife takes care of 1,000 Ethiopian children in Israel. What he does to them — we were going to open a third center in Jerusalem. We cannot do it now. What [he has] done to others, to hospitals, to educational institutions, my God! Didn’t he think?”

Wiesel said he is planning legal action against Madoff but called for the federal government to bail out charities just as it has bailed out carmakers and banks.

“I think it would be a great gesture that the Obama administration should show, we really think of those who are helpless and who are doing with their money only good things.”

Wiesel offered a punishment he would like to see meted out to the financier, who is under house arrest but has not been indicted.

“I would like him to be in a solitary cell with a screen, and on that screen, for at least five years of his life, every day and every night there should be pictures of his victims, one after the other after the other, always saying, ‘Look, look what you have done to this poor lady, look what you have done to this child, look what you have done.’

“But nothing else — he should not be able to avoid those faces, for years to come. This is only a minimum punishment.”

Wow, kind of like imprison him in a sort of Financial Holocaust (TM) Museum! I get it! That’s a great idea. No waterboarding or anything, just the torture of listening to his victims complaining incessantly, “Look what you did to me!” You know, that is fucking torture.

Dirty

Corrupt intelligence services, including but not exclusively the CIA, have been for decades running amok. They use black budgets derived from drug running, gun running, human trafficking and money laundering, among other things, to finance their destabilization activities and buy off whoever might be in the way. That can include businesspeople, politicians, judges, law enforcement…anyone who has a price. Those without a price most likely get whacked if they know too much, like all those bankers who have recently been ’suicided.’ Any casual observer who spends enough time reading up on the real state of affairs in our world knows it’s just like the movies, but worse. People are venal.

This game has now circled the globe so many times that it has trapped just about everyone of consequence in its snares. As Christopher Story explains in his latest installment, the Rule of Law cannot be applied because to do so would result in the arrest of practically our entire ruling class. Nonetheless, the corruption now draws like a lasso around the bullshitters.

Here are some indications that bright lights now shine in dark corners:

The CIA Beyond Redemption and Should Be Terminated

The Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) has confirmed the worst fears of its creator President Harry Truman that it might degenerate into “an American Gestapo.” It has been just that for so long it is beyond redemption. It represents 60 years of failure and fascism utterly at odds with the spirit of a democracy and needs to be closed, permanently.

Over the years “the Agency” as it is known, has given U.S. presidents so much wrong information on so many critical issues, broken so many laws, subverted so many elections, overthrown so many governments, funded so many dictators, and killed and tortured so many innocent human beings that the pages of its official history could be written in blood, not ink. People the world over regard it as infamous, and that evaluation, sadly for the reputation of America, is largely accurate. Besides, since President Obama has half a dozen other major intelligence agencies to rely on for guidance, why does he need the CIA? In one swoop he could lop an estimated 27,000 employees off the Federal payroll, save taxpayers umpteen billions, and wipe the CIA stain from the American flag.

If you think this is a “radical” idea, think again. What is “radical” is to empower a mob of covert operatives to roam the planet, wreaking havoc as they go with not a care for morality or, for that matter, the tenets of mercy implicit in any of the great faiths. The idea of not prosecuting CIA interrogators (i.e., torturers), as President Obama has hinted, is chilling. These crimes have to be stopped somewhere, sometime, or they will occur again.

Precisely accurate, unfortunately. And the whole things runs on laundered fiat money. But as the fiat money laundering machine grinds to a halt, it exposes the CIA. So what does the CIA do? It adds THE ECONOMY to its threat updates…puts it right in the cross-hairs. The very economy that the CIA worked to destroy through decades of corruption, milking it dry by destroying American jobs, by wrecking American minds with illegal drugs, by dumbing us down with official CIA slides, by rampant financial corruption on Wall Street, by embroiling us in wars of choice, and by many other creative ways of concentrating wealth into the hands of criminals like George Bush Sr and his Illuminati pals…you see? The economy has served its purpose. It’s purpose was to be stripped bare, denuded of every treasure, bled dry for the benefit of the masters. Now it will be immolated on the NWO altar, offered as a final glorious sacrifice to world domination.

The daily White House intelligence report that catalogs the top security threats to the nation has a grim new addition, reflecting the realities of the age: a daily update on the global financial crisis and its cascading effects on the stability of countries through the world.
The first Economic Intelligence Briefing report was presented to the White House yesterday by the CIA, the agency’s new director, Leon Panetta, revealed at a news conference. The addition of economic news to the daily roundup of terrorist attacks and surveillance reports appears to reflect a growing belief among intelligence officials that the economic meltdown is now preeminent among security threats facing the United States.

“We’ve seen the impact of a worldwide recession occur throughout the world,” said Panetta, who described the agency’s newest product at his first news briefing since his confirmation. Instigated at the request of the White House, the daily report will ensure that U.S. policymakers are “not surprised” by the aftershocks from bank failures and rising unemployment, he said.

Rich, rich, rich. How could they be surprised? Is this not what they have been planning over the course of many years? Perhaps it’s more accurate to say that these reports allow the corrupt intelligence services to savor every detail of this ultimate sacrifice. Look how the people lose their jobs….delicious. Look how their dollars lose purchasing power….scrumptious. Look how they despair….just orgasmic. Our economy imploding is NWO porn.

The spy agency is following worrisome trends in many corners of the globe, from East Asia to Latin America. In private meetings yesterday, Latin American intelligence officials warned their U.S. counterparts of a crisis spreading throughout the hemisphere, particularly in Argentina, Ecuador and Venezuela, Panetta said.

“Clearly, it’s related: What happens in the economy, and what’s happening as a result of that, is affecting the stability of the world,” he said.

YES!!! Come on, instability….we’ll have them all over a barrel soon….oh yeah….can’t wait. We can kill them in wars, we can starve them, we can make them fight each other, we can set loose our terrorist attacks and biological weapons. It’s gonna be such fun. We’ll shake them down for their last pennies. Soon they’ll be eating out of our hands, begging us, docile, helpless, broken for good.

I’m sorry. Do you think I’m being harsh? Perhaps unfair? Do you think that the corrupt, psychopathic criminal elements ruling the world don’t relish the monstrous desctruction taking place? They do. They think that they will survive and we will perish. They think they have it all figured out. They have the money, they have the weapons, they have the media, they have the will. They want to take us all down and grind us under their boots. That is what these dirtbags have in mind.

Imagine their surprise when it doesn’t work out. Relish that thought. Hold it in your mind and savor it, because it will come to pass. One of these days we’re going to eat these pigs for supper, and they’ll feed the whole world.

Speaking of Psychopaths

It’s the topic that pops up like a perennial noxious weed, the trouble with psychopaths. Kenny’s Sideshow has a tidy recap of the 9/11 conspiracies (official and real), along with a nice long list of coconspirators (original source is whodidit.org).

It’s been a long time now since 9/11. Long enough, I suppose, for some people who have clung to the official story to form at least a few little nagging doubts. Long enough for most people to have encountered people who question the official story, and see that they still function normally in the world as opposed to being, you know, crazy. On top of that, it becomes pretty damn clear to practically everybody that we’ve got a very serious corruption problem on our hands, just in general, with government, banks and corporations. So let’s say a window of opportunity has opened. And as the breeze blows through, it’s a good time to revisit the trouble with psychopaths.

Psychopaths are predators. Normal people are not predators. Unless you’ve had a close encounter with a predator over a period of time, you may not fully appreciate just how ruthless they can be. And they know this well, and they have special skills honed to precision just for the purpose of keeping their ruthless natures well hidden. Consequently, normal people find it hard to believe that “anybody could do such a thing,” whatever the thing may be. To wit:

Why Kill Your Own People?

This is the toughest part for the uninitiated to understand. The people who planned and executed the treasonous, heinous crimes of 9-11 are largely drawn from a handful of people known as NeoCons. Many of these are current or former members of PNAC (Project for the New American Century). Many are disciples of Leo Strauss, a German-born, fascistic, political philosopher who taught at the University of Chicago. Strauss thought that the average person was too stupid to decide what is in their best interest and that a ruling elite should govern all of humanity.

Taking a long-term perspective, 9-11 was conceived as a “stepping stone” to eventually enable the creation of a New World Order (NWO), the ultimate goal of the ruling elite — one global, fascistic, police state in perpetual war against an unseen enemy… terrorism.

There were also several short-term objectives of 9-11: to push the USA Patriot Act through a compliant and complicit Congress; to declare war on Afghanistan and Iraq; to create a “siege mentality” in the USA and around the world; to eliminate the Constitution and in doing so eliminate Constitutional Rights and civil liberties; to dramatically increase military and “security” spending; to further divide the country; to rapidly militarize local police; to set the stage for the next “9-11”; and, ultimately, to prepare for martial law.

If this were a checklist, and it is, they’re just about finished. They will fail in the end, but they got this far in part because so many people refuse to believe that members of our own government, military, and of course Our Very Best Friends the Israelis!, would murder thousands of Americans in premeditated murder to further a NWO agenda. The Fallacy of Insufficient Cynicism kicks in.

But it actually has gotten somewhat easier to believe over time, due to the nature of lies and the nature of truth. Especially over the last two years, the fog has cleared for a lot of people. The amount of brutally honest writing one can find online moves the goalposts back toward where they belong, correcting for the artificial frames that pervade corporate media and keep people locked in their mind prisons. Once people grasp the true nature of psychopaths and other -paths, it becomes easier to spot them in the halls of power and everywhere you go. And once you do that, you can escape the CIA frame and actually think your own thoughts about what happened on 9/11 and why, what happened in the financial markets and why, what happened in Israel and why, etc. That’s a beautiful thing. When your mind escapes from their attempts at mind-control, then you’re free. The more of you who become free, the better off we’re all going to be, always bearing in mind that normal people vastly outnumber psychopaths. They need us. We don’t need them.

Foxes and Henhouses

Putting Hank Paulson in charge of bailing out his banker friends with our tax dollars was not such a good idea. Putting Israel in charge of investigating war crimes in Gaza is not such a good idea either. But it’s rude to notice! Tsk tsk.

Under international law, it is the responsibility of the state whose forces are accused to conduct their own inquiry, although the UN Security Council (and the General Assembly) has the power to establish special international tribunals, such as those set up for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Israel says it has the matter in hand.

The Deputy Spokesman at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andy David, told the BBC that “Israel investigates all its actions regardless of outside calls.” He said the country did not need “external intervention to conduct any investigation”.

He said: “Israel acts according to international laws and with highest regards to morality during combat, even beyond the requirement of the law.”

Oh sure, but of course it does. Like remember when that Reuters journalist, Fadel Shana, was murdered by some brave IOF soldier in a tank a mile away, who fired a flechette filled shell at his clearly marked press vehicle, killing him and a bunch of other passersby? Remember that? That was a bit of a stink, right, because those flechette filled shells are sort of frowned upon by the international community.

Although the IDF spokesman refused to comment on operational matters, other IDF sources told JDW that commanders are under orders to use the round sparingly and insist it has been employed on only a “handful” of occasions in Gaza. They said the round is used against targets such as mortar crews who cannot be engaged effectively by automatic fire.

Except this guy Fadel Shana was just a journalist standing a mile away with a camera and a little car. Definitely not to be mistaken for a mortar crew, especially considering that you know the IOF has been provided excellent military technology by the United States, and they certainly would have been able to use things like binoculurs, for instance, to determine the target before firing.

And what happened to this guy? NOTHING!

LONDON (Reuters) - An Israeli tank crew who killed a Reuters cameraman and eight young bystanders in the Gaza Strip four months ago acted properly and will not face legal action, Israel’s senior military lawyer has concluded.

The military advocate-general told the international news agency in a letter sent on Tuesday that troops could not see whether Fadel Shana was operating a camera or a weapon but were nonetheless justified in firing a shell packed with darts that killed him and eight other Palestinians aged between 12 and 20.

…Reuters wrote to Mendelblit on Wednesday with a number of questions, including asking precisely why the soldiers ruled out the possibility that Shana was a cameraman, why the fact he stood in full view of the tanks for some minutes did not suggest he had no hostile intent and why the tank crew, if concerned but unsure, did not simply reverse a few meters out of sight.

The Foreign Press Association in Israel said the army had a “long line of cases clearing its soldiers of deadly negligence”.

It added: “The army is obligated to clearly identify its targets before firing, especially in areas where civilians and journalists are present. The mere suspicion of possible hostilities should not be enough to justify overwhelming deadly force.

“We hope that the army’s conclusion does not appear to give soldiers free license to fire without being sure of the target, greatly hindering the media’s ability to cover the conflict.”

The soldiers are not held to account. And what happens to Israeli settlers when they get all violent on people? NOTHING!

After about thirty seconds of waiting, a small group of very aggressive male Jewish extremists surrounded the international volunteers and began spitting at them, so much so that the internationals described it as “like rain.” Then men from the back of the crowd began jumping up and spitting, while others from the back and side of the crowd kicked the volunteers.

The soldiers, who were standing at the checkpoint just a few feet behind the HRWs, looked on as they were being attacked.

One settler then hit Tove on the left side of her face with an empty bottle, breaking it on her face and leaving her with a broken cheekbone. She immediately fell to the ground and the group of Jewish extremists who were watching began to clap, cheer, and chant. The soldiers, who had only watched until this point, then came forward and motioned at the settlers, in a manner which the internationals described as “ok… that’s enough guys.”

And so forth. Nobody is held accountable where Israel is concerned, so why on earth would anybody in their right mind expect that Israel will do anything but Look The Other Way when investigating its own war crimes against the Palestinians? On the contrary, Israel has promised to support and protect its soldiers against prosecution. What a sick joke.

It wouldn’t have to be air tight

Just to follow up a little on yesterday’s dog whistles about radical terrorists with short money attacking US port cities, to be blamed on Pakistan, Cryptogon has some stories about radioactive things that go missing.

About ten days ago came the story of 15,800 missing Walmart signs. Who cares except that the signs use tritium, which boosts the efficiency and yield of nuclear weapons.

Why would “the terrorists” need to steal glow-in-the-dark signs to obtain tritium?

First of all, Tritium decays over time. I have no idea what the specifics are, but nuclear weapons will require periodic maintenance of their tritium component in order to function as intended. This is top secret nuclear weapons stuff. Maybe someone out there knows the details about this, but I don’t.

Second, tritium—that doesn’t occur naturally—is made in nuclear reactors and you can’t just go down to Walmart and get it. DOH! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

Third, even assuming that “the terrorists” could obtain pure tritium gas, it’s expensive. Tritium costs about $100,000 per gram (Source: UCLA).

Forth, and most importantly, in the aftermath of any false flag attack involving a nuclear weapon, it will be important to eventually show video of brown skinned people stealing Exit signs from Walmart. The video will run in loops on every TV news show for months. This could be the new Boxcutter 2.0. “They used our Exit signs against us!” Etc.

The narrative might go something like this:

“The terrorists” bought an old nuclear weapon that happened to get loose from the arsenal of the former Soviet Union. “The terrorists,” operating from their caves in some desert wasteland, determined that the tritium on their particular blackmarket bomb, had decayed and would have to be replaced. (Damn Russians! Selling poorly maintained nuclear weapons that have been sitting around for so long that the tritium has decayed!) “The terrorists” looked at their old Soviet nuke, they looked at each other, they looked at their goats and thought, “How will we get more tritium so that our strike against the great Satan brings the most glory to God as possible?”

“Steal it from Walmart,” whispered the ghost on Bin Laden into the ears of “the terrorists.”

Now, if the tritium in the exit signs is going to wind up inside the physics package of a nuclear weapon, “the terrorists” would have to first recover the tritium from these exit signs, and then segregate the tritium from the helium isotopes that result from the natural decay of the tritium. What kind of facility and equipment would be required to to refine the tritium from these exit signs into tritium that’s pure enough for use in a nuclear weapon? I haven’t the slightest clue.

Not to worry, the general public would never think about these details, and so, for purposes of our story, it doesn’t matter. Remember, Boxcutter 2.0. The resulting “investigation” could pass off any bullshit as the official story, and who would question it besides people like you and me?

Yes. Exactly. Who but us aging mooks and midriffs, we rebels without a cause, would notice a thing amiss? Just as the magically falling buildings and disappearing jet airplane wreckage, the story doesn’t have to be air tight. It just needs to hang together….roughly. As long as you have some hate-filled brown people, the rest is easy, at least for the short run.

But just in case some people somewhere are paying attention and asking questions like, “Hey, how did these hate-filled brown people refine the tritium in their caves? With goat milk? Hmmm. Something doesn’t quite add up here….not sure what it is but….HEY! You guys are LYING to us, AREN’T YOU??!!”… there must be an alternative explanation. Perhaps something more scientifically possible.

Not to worry! These guys think of everything, and that’s why they get paid the big bucks to terrorize us.

A number of institutions with licenses to hold nuclear material reported to the Energy Department in 2004 that the amount of material they held was less than agency records indicated. But rather than investigating the discrepancies, Energy officials wrote off significant quantities of nuclear material from the department’s inventory records.

That’s just one of the findings of a report released on Monday by Energy Department Inspector General Gregory Friedman that concluded “the department cannot properly account for and effectively manage its nuclear materials maintained by domestic licensees and may be unable to detect lost or stolen material.”

Auditors found that Energy could not accurately account for the quantities and locations of nuclear material at 15 out of 40, or 37 percent, of facilities reviewed. The materials written off included 20,580 grams of enriched uranium, 45 grams of plutonium, 5,001 kilograms of normal uranium and 189,139 kilograms of depleted uranium.

There (brushing hands together). NOW we’re getting somewhere. Time to add the brown people.

Classics in psyops

Here’s a little psyops case study…

FBI Director Warns of Terror Attacks on US CitiesFBI Director Robert S. Mueller III today warned that extremists “with large agendas and little money can use rudimentary weapons” to sow terror, raising the specter that recent attacks in Mumbai that killed 170 people last year could embolden terrorists seeking to attack U.S. cities.

Let us pause here. Mumbai….now didn’t it seem that the Mumbai attacks were connected to the Mossad? Yes, I believe that connection was plumbed on the interwebs, though never of course discussed in corporate media. However, let us consider who Director Mueller was speaking to that he could skip over that pesky detail.

At a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, Mueller said that the bureau is expanding its focus beyond al-Qaeda and into splinter groups, radicals who try to enter the country through the visa waiver program and “home-grown terrorists.”

Aha! It’s a speech to the CFR, the very people responsible for the terrorism on our planet! He’s speaking in code then, knowing this will be reported as a serious speech to us dumb shits. So then, the FBI is moving beyond AQ, the CIA creation, to go after other patsies, who shall include so called “radicals” (meaning immigrants) and “home-grown terrorists” (meaning patriots).

 

“The universe of crime and terrorism stretches out infinitely before us, and we too are working to find what we believe to be out there but cannot always see,” Mueller said.

Cue the fucking violins already.

One particular concern, the FBI director said, springs from the country’s background as a “nation of immigrants.” Federal officials worry about pockets of possible radicals among melting-pot communities in the United States such as Seattle, San Diego, Miami or New York.

Damn. It’s because of those immigrants, you see, who are “possibly” radical, and live in pockets in certain coastal places which probably tend to be liberal, so these cities might even deserve what’s coming, just a little bit. You know.

A Joint Terrorism Task Force led by the FBI, for instance, continues to investigate a group in Minneapolis after one young man last fall flew to Somalia and became what authorities believe to be the first U.S. citizen to carry out a suicide bombing. As many as a half-dozen other youths from that community in Minnesota have vanished, alarming their parents and raising concerns among law enforcement officials that a dangerous recruiting network has operated under the radar.

Oh shit. ONE young man flew to Somalia, an AFRICAN NATION FULL OF BROWN PEOPLE. !!!! Authorities BELIEVE he may be the first US citizen to carry out a (gasp) suicide bombing. !!!! Do they know for sure???!!?? Umm, no. But can you believe that a US citizen might have committed a crime????!!!! LIKE A SUICIDE BOMBING???? What the fuck. This country is disintegrating. Murder suicides?????? Never heard of such a thing here before. All this while OTHER YOUTHS have VANISHED!!! IN MINNESOTA for God’s sake!!! ALARMING THEIR PARENTS and RAISING CONCERNS among law enforcement officers that something sinister may be operating below the radar. I know, I know. You better sit down. I mean, we’ve never had runaways or people go missing before in America.

 

“The prospect of young men, indoctrinated and radicalized in their own communities . . . is a perversion of the immigrant story,” Mueller said.

Wait, don’t think “perversion” like child prostitution rings or lives ruined by illegal drugs or weapons trafficking or any of the other horrible black ops projects running under the radar and protected by corrupt law enforcement operatives and corrupt politicians and corrupt businessmen, all to finance the CFR’s corrupt, sinister, hideous terrorism programs. No, this is much, much worse. This is poor people getting fed up with their shitty lives and being radicalized. They, and they alone, pose the gravest threat to our national security. And don’t you forget it, Bubba.

For the first time, Mueller also disclosed details about FBI efforts to assist Indian authorities probing a November siege by conspirators with ties to a terrorist group in Pakistan. FBI Special Agent Steve Merrill, a legal attache posted to the bureau’s office in New Delhi, had been preparing to play cricket for the American team competing at the Maharajah’s annual tournament, the FBI director recalled.

Instead Merrill detoured to Mumbai, where he helped to rescue Americans trapped in the burning Taj Hotel and coordinated the arrival of the bureau’s rapid deployment team.

HERO!!! A HERO!!! Please take note!!! Also, PAKISTAN….conspirators…..terrorist group….nothing too specific. Just mush those all up together with foreign brown people in your brain. That’s good.

Analysts and agents from the FBI ultimately conducted 60 interviews including one of the lone surviving attacker, Ajmal Amir Kasab. Forensics experts pulled fingerprints from improvised explosive devices and recovered data from damaged cellphones, once “literally wiring a smashed phone back together,” Mueller said.

Did I mention that these guys are HEROES???? I don’t want you to forget that Very Important Point.

So let’s recap: Radical people, either brown immigrants or excessively angry ‘home-growners’ will use rudimentary weapons to strike terror against a coastal American city, despite the best efforts of heroic law enforcement agents in the US. It will be connected back to Pakistan somehow.

Loose Threads

The AP has run a story about the eight year old Chandra Levy case. All of a sudden, investigators prepare to arrest a young Salvadoran immigrant for her murder. They apologized to one of the man’s other women jogging victims for taking eight years to interview her and insist that they can’t sleep at night until they get a conviction. And Levy’s parents want him to rot in prison, because execution would be too good for him. So this guy is toast.

Is this justice? Well, Chandra Levy purportedly worked for the Mossad. An interesting and sordid account of her prowess in the intelligence world can be read here.

That the the F.B.I. claimed for so long that they had no idea who or what was behind the murder of Chandra Levy is just an outright lie. They know, and knew from the start, that she was being used by the MOSSAD to obtain top secret information. The lead FBI investigator in the Chandra Levy case was Special Agent Bradley J. Garrett. He is known as “The Fixer”, because he is called in to find patsy’s to take the blame for government murders.

This account, while making much sense to me, refers to the Mossad trying to warn American intelligence about the 9/11 plot and being met with indifference. That spin falls on deaf ears these days, but I don’t know how long ago this report was written. Aside from that, it hangs together very well and is consistent with many other things I’ve read about the seamy intelligence world: satanic sex rituals, drugs, mind control, murder, FBI, CIA, Treasury, terrorism, McVeigh, Bush, Rove, Clinton, etc. Young people who get involved in this stuff, thinking they are serving their country, are unwittingly entering the gates of hell; and that is probably what happened to Chandra Levy. And she was good, and she found out so much that they had to kill her.

But why does it resurface now? That means something. This story needs to be put to bed for some reason, and pinning Levy’s murder on this Salvadoran immigrant must be part of some little narrative they’re spinning to explain away some unpleasant something that maybe is about to come to light given the rapid unravelling of corrupt plans that stretch back to pre-9/11 days. I’m just guessing. If anyone has a better explanation, let’s hear it.

Bibi will be in charge



AP (color) image of Bibi, looking delightful as usual. Left half of the face completely vacant and devoid of emotion, the right half clenched and ready to spit nails. Oh, and he was whining that he doesn’t want anyone to twist his arm. Contrast to b&w pic with left side of face sort of “seductive” (if you like creeps) and right side of face “thoughtful,” (if you consider plotting for world domination thoughtful). Just saying. Obviously the older shot is posed, and the newer is, um, candid. I’m going with candid.

Bibi has six weeks to form a new government, Tzipi being the main problem. He’s damned if he includes her, and he’s damned if he doesn’t. Have fun negotiating with that shrew, a worthy opponent for sure. I’m almost rooting for her.

But he has the support of that twit Joe Lieberman, who actually said this:

“Our enemies, unfortunately, are as common as the values and the interests that have united us for all these years. I have no doubt that with Netanyahu’s government here we will have good and positive relations.”

Moron.

Update: SOTT focus on Netanyahu. (Links removed, click through for links.) Read about Bibi’s meteoric rise to power and curious past. He’s nothing but a psychopathic creep spook intent on destroying us all. And He Will FAIL, by the way.

It seems that every leader who comes to Israel, goes to see Netanyahu. It is not a normal thing in politics to have a meeting with the opposition leader every time someone makes a diplomatic visit. So who really calls the shots and runs things behind the curtain?All the while, the warmongering rhetoric ramps up, with the continued propaganda campaign from both Israel and the U.S. over Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons program (Saddam Hussein’s WMD’s, anyone?). Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter predicts that some kind of attack on Iran is a “virtual guarantee”. The description of Iran as the world’s “worst Hitlerite nightmare”, does not bode well, when we consider the psychopath’s penchant for projecting their own qualities onto their intended victim.

The future? - It looks that Netanyahu’s rise to power will be the final step before the total collapse. Because he is a full blown unashamed psychopath. And just like a true psychopath, he cannot see that his action will lead to his own doom - and to everyone else’s doom.

“The following question thus suggests itself: what happens if the network of understandings among psychopaths achieves power in leadership positions with international exposure? This can happen, especially during the later phases of the phenomenon. Goaded by their character, such people thirst for just that even though it would conflict with their own life interest… They do not understand that a catastrophe would ensue. Germs are not aware that they will be burned alive or buried deep in the ground along with the human body whose death they are causing.“from ‘Political Ponerology’ by Andrew Lobaczewski

Concentrate

White House says world can’t delay on Iran. Urgent problem. Mmm hmm.

I’m going to let this fine lady unpack this, because she is a chemist, and I am not:

Much as I hate to do so, because psychology tells us that repetition will help to fix the erroneous message in our minds, I will quote the most egregious statement of this “news.”

Iran has enriched sufficient uranium to amass a nuclear bomb – a third more than previously thought – the United Nations announced yesterday.

Ah yes. And if you live in Boulder, Colorado, or in Connecticut, or New York City, you have enough U-235 under your house (or perhaps block) to amass a nuclear bomb! Or, Kevin, all that sea water lapping up against the California coast has uranium in it too! I have a call in to the IAEA to inspect your homes!

The issue here is concentration. Mining uranium concentrates it from the ore. Purification and conversion to UF6 concentrates it further. The purpose of the enrichment centrifuges is to concentrate the fissionable U-235.

…The concentration of U-235 is 3.49% in the enriched uranium that the Natanz plant is turning out. The IAEA has found no evidence (Download Iran 0902) that any higher enrichment is being produced. 3.49% is not enough to make a bomb. Iran is not in a position to make a bomb, unless there is a bunch of hidden stuff that nobody has found, involving big buildings that can be seen by satellite surveillance.

Whaaaat??????? You mean, this is Not Urgent After All????

That’s right. It’s not. This is what we technically call in the blogging world a Giant Cock-Up. OK? OK. That’s it for today.

h/t Malcontent

They don’t even try to hide it anymore

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. - Joseph Conrad

District’s Carlyle Senses a Profit in Toxic Bank Assets

Seeking to jump-start the economy, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner last week said he will seek private-sector help for the banks, offering loans at favorable rates and putting up government backing to reduce the risks to investors like Carlyle.

With $40 billion in cash on the sidelines waiting for the right play, Carlyle could find many profitable deals in the financial sector.

Two of the firm’s co-founders, William E. Conway Jr. and David M. Rubenstein, have been saying for months that there is a role for private equity in the bank bailout and that there’s money to be made.

“Private equity has a lot of experience buying assets at distressed prices, and we expect to see a lot of attractively priced assets,” Rubenstein said in a September interview. “It’s likely that private equity will be a big investor in this area. It’s good that private-equity firms are in good shape and have the resources to buy some of these assets and help the system.”

What system is that, asshole?