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the vortex of death

Yesterday was World Kidney Day. The second Thursday of March, each year, the WHO designates as World Kidney Day. This year they chose the theme “Protect your Kidneys, Control Diabetes” because diabetes is the most important cause of chronic kidney disease. ‘Kay? Diabetes.

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US researchers have confirmed that it’s safe to donate a kidney. This study compared 80,347 Americans who donated kidneys between 1994 and 2009 with 9,364 participants in a large government survey who met the criteria for kidney donation. All these people would be “on the books.” No illegal kidney donors.

People who donate a kidney to a sick friend or relative live at least as long as others in the general population and may live somewhat longer because they tend to take better care of themselves after the procedure, researchers reported Tuesday….Live-donor transplants have become increasingly common in recent years because of the large number of people who need kidneys and the limited availability of cadaver organs. There are 83,754 Americans waiting for a kidney transplant, 80% of the number of people waiting for any organ, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, which helps allocate organs. In 2008, there were 5,968 living-donor kidney transplants.

…There were 25 deaths in the first 90 days after surgery among the donors, for a rate of 3.1 deaths per 10,000 subjects, compared with a rate of 0.4 per 10,000 in the control group. That suggests the procedure “has always been profoundly safe,” Segev said.

Kidney donation has no medical benefit for the donor. None. People do it for love or money.

What is the death rate for illegal kidney donors? Nobody knows. They don’t keep statistics on illegal organ trafficking, huge black market business with incredible margins that it is, but it’s safe to say that poor people who will sell a kidney for $1000 probably don’t live as long as the general population. Just a guess.

But the medical establishment would like you to know that it’s a good thing to donate a kidney, and it’s profoundly safe, and there are an awful lot of people who need new kidneys for some reason, and it’s really a tragedy.

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What is up with all the kidney disease?

  • Kidneys remove toxins from our blood.
  • Kidney disease is becoming a global problem.
  • More than 20 million people suffer from kidney disease worldwide.

WHY?

Common sense tells us that people must have a lot of toxins in their blood and that their kidneys are getting overtaxed and ruined from cleaning out toxins.

But never mind that. The WHO has decided to focus on diabetes and high blood pressure, the “main causes” of kidney failure.

So one answer is to provide free screening for diabetes and hypertension patients, detect these early warning signals, and put people on medication or life style changes to save their kidneys. (source)

Out of these 348 patients, 61 of them (18 percent) were found to have microalbu-minuria which is an indication of early involvement of the kidneys, according to a statement issued by Head of Nephrology Department, RIMS Dr N Sharat Kumar Singh.

“An indication of early involvement”… that’s like a sign of a sign. But early detection means looking for problems. Problems need solutions. Often we are offered drugs as the solution to our health problems.

However, in third world countries where poor people cannot always afford big pharma drugs, something must be done “to ban quacks, whose medicines were a leading cause of renal failure.” (source)

Therefore medicine is important to control diabetes and hypertension, which lead to kidney failure, but it has to be the right medicine, because some medicine causes renal failure. Drugs can be dangerous.

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According to experts, this is how to protect yourself from kidney failure:

  1. Be fit and active.
  2. Control diabetes.
  3. Keep weight in check.
  4. Get your kidneys checked regularly.
  5. Beware of OTCs.

Do not take over-the-counter pills on a regular basis- common drugs such non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are known to cause kidney damage and disease if taken regularly. Such medications probably do not pose significant danger if your kidneys are relatively healthy and you use them occasionally, but their use in chronic pain for conditions such as arthritis can be harmful. Consult a doctor to find a way to control your pain without putting your kidneys at risk.

Are you getting the impression that drug use and kidney failure might be related? Yes. OTC drugs, illegal drugs, and big pharma prescription drugs. Drugs introduce toxins to your blood stream and put your kidneys to work. Even “safe” drugs do this.
But the WHO focused on diabetes.
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As the world marks World Kidney Day today, doctors in Goa confirm that nearly one in every ten people in Goa has kidney disease, which is a real cause of worry. They say that there has been rise in the number of renal failure reported among young population, people in 20s’ and late thirties, which is due to the changing lifestyle.

The most common cause for chronic kidney disease is Diabetes Mellitus, which accounts for about 40 percent of the cases. The other causes for chronic kidney disease are hypertension, urinary tract infection (UTI), glomerulonephritis, stone disease, sautoimmune disease, such as SLE, and congenital diseases like polycystic kidney disease, Dr Lengade says.

It doesn’t add up, does it. Even if you take out the 40% from diabetes, what are all the others caused by? Are we to believe all these young people in their 20s and 30s have terrible kidney disease from these other listed reasons? Really??

These young people suffer from untreated inflammation of the kidneys. What is the “life style” that causes so many young people in Goa to have untreated inflammation of the kidneys?

Well, let’s talk about Goa for a second. Aangirfan just did a post about Goa called Israelis, Drugs and Terror in Goa.

Goa has a big drug and corruption problem. The drug dealers and the police work together.

A senior police officer in Goa has been suspended after a YouTube video emerged claiming he gave confiscated drugs to an alleged dealer.

The state’s chief minister, Digamber Kamat, confirmed that the officer was among five suspended over their alleged links to two Israeli nationals suspected of peddling illegal narcotics.

…According to Israeli and Indian officials, between 40,000 and 60,000 young Israelis have either permanently moved or established long-term residence in India. (Karma Kosher Conscripts in New-Age Diaspora Seek Refuge in Goa. ) In 2008 and in 2009, Israel issued temporary travel warnings for its citizens thinking of visiting Goa, in India. (Anti-Terror Bureau warns Israelis not to travel to Goa - Haaretz …)

Goa has an organized crime problem. Goa has emerged as a drug and sex destination.

A senior Goa police official on Thursday admitted that the state is emerging as a den for the organized sex mafia in collusion with the local police. …The official also said that local police stations were often hand-in-glove with the organized sex crime mafia.

Perhaps this is the “lifestyle” that causes so much kidney failure in Goa?

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Young people use drugs.
Drugs can cause kidney disease.
Young people suffer from kidney disease.

Take heroin as one example. This study was published ten years ago. Points made:

  • Heroin is excreted in the urine as free and unconjugated morphine. There are several renal complications from its abuse.
  • There is a high rate of viral, bacterial and fungal contamination associated with intravenous drug misuse, including heroin, and consequently users are at risk of a variety of infections.
  • Secondary (AA) amyloidosis has increased in frequency as a cause of renal disease in chronic parenteral drug users, particularly among those who inject drugs subcutaneously (‘skin poppers’). With continued abuse, the majority progress to end-stage renal failure.
  • In the 1970s and 1980s, heroin-associated nephropathy (HAN) was described, presenting as nephrotic syndrome and progressing rapidly to end-stage renal failure.
  • In parallel with the declining incidence of HAN, HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) is being diagnosed more frequently among heroin addicts with HIV infection. HIVAN also presents with nephrotic syndrome and rapidly progressing renal failure, and in some inner-city communities of the USA, it can cause up 38% of end-stage renal failure.

So it appears that the connection between heroin use and renal failure has been well established by the medical community.

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But it’s not just the illegal drug use and the OTC use which may lead to kidney failure. Didn’t the WHO just tell us that diabetes is a leading cause of kidney disease? Turns out the diabetes drugs may also cause kidney disease.

Diabetes Drug Byetta Linked To Kidney Problems And Cases Of Renal Failure

In March 2009 the Drug Safety Update Newsletter alerted us about reports of kidney-related side effects associated with the use of the diabetes drug Byetta (exenatide) from the U.K. About eight months later, in early November 2009, the FDA informed doctors and other healthcare providers in the U.S. that it had approved revisions to the Byetta package insert, or label, so that it will now include information about numerous post-marketing reports of altered kidney function, including acute renal failure and insufficiency. This move seemingly was prompted by reports of 78 cases of altered kidney function (62 cases of acute renal failure and 16 cases of renal insufficiency) in patients using Byetta that were received by the FDA from April 2005 through October 2008.

Furthermore, some big pharma drugs may also cause weight gain, another risk factor of kidney disease.

Some Seroquel Documents From AstraZeneca Now Available At The Drug Industry Document Archive These 241 “New” Documents Show How Drug Company Obscured Potential For Patient Weight Gain And Diabetes

These documents show how the company obscured the potential for patient weight gain and diabetes from physicians and regulatory bodies and how they balanced the desire for sales with the need for scientific rigor.

Further, Kim listed some of what she thought were the more “interesting” (my characterization, not hers) Seroquel documents for us:

1)  “[Do] not to discuss details surrounding trial 41 with any external customers” who include investigators.

2)  How to spin and de-emphasize weight gain.

3)  AstraZeneca Director of Clinical Research asks for information about BristolMyersSquibb’s trials in exchange for sexual favors (I’m not kidding).

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Poor diet may cause diabetes, which may cause kidney disease.

Also:

OTC drug use may cause kidney disease.
Big pharma drugs may cause kidney disease.

Illegal drug use may cause kidney disease.

Sex workers and their customers use illegal drugs.
Sex trafficking and drug trafficking contribute to kidney failure.
Kidney failure contributes to organ trafficking.

Is it any wonder that organized drug trafficking, sex trafficking and organ trafficking are such thriving businesses? There’s so much money to be made from carving up human beings.

at large

Regarding child trafficking for the purposes of sex slaves, snuff films and organ harvesting, let me start by saying this really happens. This is huge business, and it’s protected business because it’s organized crime. Corrupt people on the inside make it possible: politicians, police, social workers, judges, military, doctors, coroners, religious organizations, corporations, etc. You cannot approach a problem like this by giving all these people the benefit of the doubt. You must approach it assuming that some of them are definitely dirty rotten scumbags, and see where news reports confirm that assumption.

NY Rep Eric Massa
No sir, you can’t grope your male staffers like the old days in the Navy. Sorry.
“I make no bones about it. The United States Navy in 1983 and 1984 was incredible bawdy. Incredible.” (TPM Muckraker)
On the Crossing the Line ceremony: “It looks like an orgy in Caligula. And anybody who’s been in the Navy knows it.” Also, Rahm Emanuel bullied him in the Congressional showers. (FOX News)

Unfortunately, when we turn on the teevee and hear about Jihad Jane we are distracted by ridiculous, manufactured news designed to highlight the phony, manufactured terrorism run by evil, corrupt intelligence agencies throughout the world, and we forget that this manufactured activity gets funded by illegal trafficking.

Furthermore, we tend to focus on drug trafficking, as though the drug trafficking network operates in a different universe from the human and child trafficking network. Not so. The organized trafficking networks serve multiple purposes. Corrupt people who traffic drugs will also traffic human beings. They don’t have a fit of morality over it. I don’t think they really give a shit. Guns, drugs, human beings — whatever. It all comes down to money.

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Jorge Puello, fugitive, claims a Dominican Republic military general helped Silsby with the border crossings.

Puello continues to claim no history with Laura Silsby prior to his introduction to her in jail. Instead, he claims, another high-ranking Dominican lawyer, and a Dominican military officer were helping her with documents and other help needed to bring Haitian children into their country. If his claims prove true, one of these named individuals has a past link with trafficking.

…According to Jorge Puello — con man extraordinaire, wayward son, Jewish convert, and wanted sexual trafficker – Laura Silsby and her colleague Charisa Coulter are innocent of trafficking – at least to the best of his knowledge. They were duped, they were played, he puts it simply. That doesn’t mean they didn’t get mixed up with bad people – they did. And he’s not talking about himself, though his emails to Sean Lankford reflect a man who couldn’t daven enough to say he’s sorry for all the trouble he’s caused them. He’s talking about the ‘Lady Lawyer’ behind the famous ‘letter’ Silsby was telling everyone she had – or was supposed to have - and the ‘General’ who was going to assist her in getting into the Dominican Republic with her busload of children.

In response to questions, Puello states that he was put in contact by Silsby with a woman lawyer. The name he provided matches that of a high ranking lawyer and provincial district attorney who is active in Dominican politics. He claims that he contacted this woman when he noticed her name on some legal documents connected to Silsby. When he talked to this lawyer, the women told Puello that Silsby was supposed to go to the border where “the papers were going to be there, ready.” But when the lawyer contact learned that Silsby had been detained, she “got nervous and hung up,” claims Puello. His statements about a ‘General’ helping Silsby also matched Silby’s original statements to me, the night of our meeting, about a Dominican ‘minister’ who was helping her, and had given her his personal assurance her group would have no trouble getting into the Dominican Republic.

So Puello remains at large, somehow, and he is talking to people, and in doing so he is explaining that there are corrupt officials in the Dominican Republic who are involved with human trafficking.

And sure enough, the US canceled some visas of some retired Dominican generals in connection with a drug trafficking ring.

Santo Domingo.- The United States will reportedly question Prisons director, retied general Manuel de Jesus Perez, for the hundreds of phone calls on drug trafficking operations allegedly made from Dominican jails, as the alleged involvement of some of the country’s generals in drug trafficking now focuses on “lists.”

News source 7dias.com.do reports that an investigator revealed that the United States will request nine generals in extradition for their link to the Quirino Paulino case and published a list of the senior military officers wanted in the U.S. for their involvement in drug trafficking….n a phone interview from Washington by CDN Radio, the source said the Paulino case involves 147 military, who have yet to be “touched” by anybody. “They haven’t even been pinched.”

And in other news, the drug money is laundered through real estate.

Arture del Tiempo, Torre Atiemar and 1200kg of cocaine sent from the Dominican Republic to Spain is the probably just the top of the iceberg behind the recent years construction boom in Santo Domingo. What’s more interesting is that President Lionel Fernandez has stated that this project was a model for foreign investments in his country….The Spanish authorities suspect a powerful international network of large drug shipments is behind the case and which launders money by investing in the construction of residences and apartments.

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So…. is Puello now some sort of a good guy for fingering these corrupt Dominicans? What is going on here? Isn’t Puello himself accused of trafficking? Why yes. Yes he is. But somehow he has managed to remain at large while staying in touch with reporters as he tries to clear his name.

Do you think if the authorities wanted to bring Puello in that they could? I think they could. It seems that they don’t want to bring him in. It seems that he is being allowed to remain at large and spread this information. Why?

What purpose does this serve? Is he running a limited hangout? Are a few people going to be sacrificed to protect the larger operation?

What is the larger operation?

What’s worse than drug trafficking and trafficking people across borders illegally for cheap labor or illegal adoptions?

How about using adults and children as sex slaves. How about killing adults and children in snuff films. How about killing adults and children for their organs.

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Mexican  children trafficked into rape camps in San Diego:

In one of several related cases, hundreds of Mexican girls between 7 and 18 were kidnapped or subjected to false romantic entrapment by organized criminal sex trafficking gangs. Victims were then brought to San Diego County, California. Over a 10 year period these girls were raped by hundreds of men per day in more than 2 dozen home based and agricultural camp based brothels.

A Latina medical doctor employed by a U.S. federal agency provided condoms to the victims for years, and was told by her supervisors not to speak out and organize efforts to rescue the victims. This doctor was ordered under threat of legal action to keep quiet about the mass victimization of children in “rape camps.”

Mexican children trafficked into brothels in Queens, NY:

Before the night is over, the girls of “Zona Rosa” - a notorious red-light district just a few blocks from the main tourist drag in this Mexican border town - will make as much as $250 each by selling sex. It’s cold-blooded sexual slavery - forced prostitution that began when they were kidnapped from their small towns in Mexico and Central America and smuggled through a dangerous corridor that leads into the United States. After they work their apprenticeships in Tijuana, many of the girls end up as sexual servants in New York’s illegal brothels.

As many as 17,500 sex slaves are smuggled into the United States each year, according to the latest federal statistics. One out of every three people trafficked into New York is forced into prostitution, according to Safe Horizon, a Manhattan-based human rights organization.

…During a recent trip to Zona Rosa, The News found dozens of cops standing by as hundreds of girls sold sex to strangers.

The Disappeared of Canada:

George Brown’s group documented a link between the disappeared women of the downtown eastside and the trans-pacific organ trafficking network based in China . According to sources within the network, at least a dozen women and men are abducted and murdered every month in Vancouver , their bodies disposed of in protected grave sites on the north shore, and their organs shipped overseas.

Most of the disappeared are homeless men, transient youth or sex trade workers.

keeping track of children

1. EU leaders prepare for Morocco meeting in Granada Spain — will children be invited to the parties?

The European Union is to hold a summit with Morocco in Granada, Spain, this weekend (6-7 March), the first meeting since the two sides formalised Morocco’s ‘advanced status’ in its relations with the Union in October 2008.

Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council, José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spain’s prime minister, will host Abbas El Fassi, Morocco’s prime minister, for a dinner on Saturday evening and two hours of discussion on Sunday. Spanish attempts to secure the participation of King Mohammed IV have been unsuccessful.

Sunday’s talks will also be attended by Štefan Füle, the European commissioner for enlargement and neighbourhood policy, and Karel De Gucht, the commissioner for trade.

The EU sees Morocco as a strategic partner on a range of issues, and Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Spain’s foreign minister, has described the summit as one of Spain’s main priorities in the six months that it holds the presidency of the Council of Ministers.

He cited the fight against illegal migration and terrorism, including radicalisation, as special concerns.

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2. Spain leads quest to fight child trafficking in Haiti — WITH BIOMETRIC DATABASE. Just like Fulan Gong prisoners have their blood type and other health data checked into a database….

The aim of the ‘DNA-Prokids in Haiti’ project is twofold: it will use DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) testing to help trace the children in a bid to prevent human trafficking, and it will help reunite missing and displaced children with their families.

…DNA-Prokids will initially take 6,000 samples of genetic data from adults who have reported missing children, from adults who are blood relatives of missing children, and from displaced children in order to deter their trafficking in the confusion after the earthquake.

Before the earthquake there were around 380,000 orphans in Haiti, but the number is now estimated at nearly 1 million. UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) and other humanitarian organisations are warning of the problems of abduction of missing children by child sex traffickers in the chaos after the disaster - a situation that was also widely feared following the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

…Data interchange will make family reunification possible in some cases, it will force a continued search in other cases, but it will save children from abuse and organised crime in all cases.’  REALLY?? HOW SO?????

DNA-Prokids has made contingency plans for other national and international laboratories to help in the data analyses if the University of Granada becomes overwhelmed by the number of cases that will need to be analysed.

The DNA-Prokids in Haiti project was established in 2004 at the University of Granada and was joined in 2009 by the Health Sciences Department of the University of North Texas, US. The project has many financial supporters including the Andalusian regional government in Spain, Spanish financial institutions, and the US-based Life Technologies Foundation. It also collaborates with many other countries to increase its scope including the Guatemala, Mexico, the Philippines, Thailand and the US.

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3. Life Technologies Foundation — hoping to establish a WORLDWIDE LINKED DATABASE for DNA profiles — to prevent trafficking. or would it actually FACILITATE TRAFFICKING?????

http://www.pr-inside.com/life-technologies-foundation-and-dna-r1750818.htm

To date, approximately 5,000 DNA collection kits and computers, digital cameras for photo documentation, database software and other supporting materials have been shipped to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to help address the catastrophic situation in Haiti. In February, the Spanish Government agreed to manage and coordinate identification efforts processed by DNA – PROKIDS with the Haitian Government. The collection of samples will be done through the help of the International Red Cross and the United Nations UNICEF programs. At this time, more than 1,200 children and more than 3,000 relatives of missing children displaced by the earthquake have been located and are awaiting participation in the DNA – PROKIDS effort, which will hopefully reunite these individuals with their families.

The Life Technologies Foundation is supporting the US Pro-KIDS effort through a grant to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification at the UNT Health Science Center. Arthur Eisenberg, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the department of forensic and investigative Genetics at UNT has been actively involved in establishing the DNA – PROKIDS program in developing countries. Dr. Eisenberg formed a professional relationship with Jose Lorente, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of legal and forensic medicine at the University of Granada-Spain to help establish a worldwide DNA database to help reunite children with their parents and deter the trafficking of children.

“It is our hope that a program such as DNA – PROKIDS will be a deterrent and prevent criminals from kidnapping and trafficking children, the most vulnerable of all victims,” said Dr. Eisenberg. “By making a difference in Haiti, perhaps all countries throughout the world will develop national databases that will link to an international repository of these DNA profiles.”

Organ Transplantation. DNA zygosity testing can be used to identify a donor for organ transplant. (Identical, or monozygotic, twins are logically the best donors). DNA banking is offered by some of the same laboratories that perform DNA testing. DNA banking involves extracting DNA from cells and freezing or refrigerating it for future testing. DNA is stable even outside of cells and therefore can be stored for years. DNA banking may be offered to terminally ill patients with a known or suspected genetic disease, persons with a genetic disorder for which no testing is yet available, or persons who do not presently wish to pursue available testing but would like to reserve the option for the future. (http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/genetics_center/louisiana/article_dnatesting.htm)

4. the unimpeachable investigators of CHINESE organ trafficking

“If you could, you know, know the blood types of everyone you had in prison and if you could execute people to order, um, then you could certainly deliver (laughing) hearts and livers, um, and…and…anything else you wanted to do…um…on a short time frame. You know the current wait in New Jersey for kidneys is 4-5 years, in New York City it’s 8-10 years.” — Dr. Michael Shapiro, Transplant Surgeon



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bring out your dead

Three problems likely encountered by organ trafficking rings and their likely solutions:

1. Problem: Establishing a legal paper trail for the donation. Solution: Get the donor to sign a health care power of attorney, and work with hospitals that don’t ask too many questions.

Organ donations fall under the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, which emphasizes your rights to give your organs away after your death. Conveniently, the Act lets a third party decide what to do with your organs if you simply sign some paperwork before you die.

For instance, in Texas, the order of legal next of kin is as follows:
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Court appointed Guardian
  • Spouse, unless legally separated
  • Adult children, majority
  • Parent
  • Domestic Partner (if unmarried and another person has not assumed financial responsibility for the patient)
  • Adult brother or sister
  • Close friend

Can you envision some poor person who doesn’t speak English, totally stressed out, signing a piece of paper that grants a Healthcare Power of Attorney to some stranger who promises to pony up a few thou for a kidney? Too easy.

Once the donor signs that paperwork, the hospital just needs to look the other way, which they do.

GRIFFIN: A few weeks after answering the ad with a promised pay off of $20,000, Rosen said he was flown to New York and hustled to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he and the patient he never met before told hospital staff they were cousins.

They didn’t ask for family records or anything like that?

ROSEN: No.

GRIFFIN: So, basically, you were just two guy that came in, declared yourselves as cousins –

ROSEN: Yeah.

GRIFFIN: Dr. Barbara Murphy is in charge of the hospitals kidney unit, she says screening is rigorous, but –

DR. BARBARA MURPHY, MT. SINAI HOSPITAL: We’re not detectives. We’re not the FBI. We don’t have methods that they have at our disposal and people can on occasion deceive us.

So you see, if you look at it this way, the hospitals are actually the victims here, of deceptive people who use their facilities to procure illegal organ transplants, despite the “rigorous” screening. ‘Kay?

And for the future, instead of addressing why so many people suffer from kidney failure (since that might lead back to big pharma and our poisoned food supply and environment), the experts will just keep pushing “presumed consent” so that doctors can take out whatever organs they need from any dead patient without even bothering to ask permission. And that will make everything go so much smoother.

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2. Problem: Matching organ donors for wealthy clients. Solution: Databases are great, but blood type and some basic info will suffice. It’s actually not that complicated. But!! Really fluff up the complexity so people will think it’s impossible to run organ rings. Conflate the needs of the donor and the recipient, even though the donor will be given the bare minimum of care and cut loose ASAP — if she or he even survives. Keep talking about the recipients and their end of the procedure.

Like this over-the-top pearl-clutching drama written in perfect academic bullshit style for the benefit of the terminally gullible:

Hoo!
In order for an organ transplantation to have any chance of success, a number of sophisticated medical procedures must be conducted to determine the suitability of various organs for transplantation and to permit a match with potential recipients. In particular, correct tissue and blood typing is critical to matching donor organs and potential transplant recipients. Crossing the blood group barrier from transplant donor to recipient can result in death. An equally important consideration is histocompatibility, which measures the extent to which a donor organ and a recipent match.

…In transplantation, it is vital to the survival and well-being of the recipient to identify and match the donor’s HLA types. This can only be accomplished in a laboratory designed to test histocompatibility, and requires individuals with specialized laboratory skills to conduct the testing.

After the organs have been extracted from a donor, an extremely delicate and complex procedure that involves a transplant surgeon and support staff including an anesthesiologist, attending surgeons, and operating room nurses, the organs must be transplanted as rapidly as possible, typically by helicopter or airplane, to the hospitals where the transplants will occur. Before transporting the donor organ, special preservation solutions must be infused into it. Proper insulation and temperature controlled packaging including adequate ice or refrigeration must be used to protect the organ during shipment. Absolute sterile conditions must be maintained for the organ to remain viable for transplant.

Organ transplants must be accomplished extremely rapidly because the time that organs can survive outside the body is severely limited. Hearts must be transplanted within 5 hours, livers within 24 hours, pancreases within 6 to 12 hours, and lungs within 5 hours. Kidneys can survive the longest, but most surgeons will not transplant a kidney that was removed more than 48 hours ago.

Sophisticated surgical equipment and highly skilled medical personnel are necessary for a transplant to take place. At a minimum, one needs 20 individuals, including three members of a surgical team, one scrub nurse, one circulating nurse, one anesthesiologist, one perfusion technician, and one general function technician. For all transplant surgery, a large area needed for the operating table, instrument table, laboratory insturments, anesthesia equipment, monitoring equipment, spare supplies, gas sources, and personnel access.

In addition, in order to prepare for a kidney recipient’s surgery…..

Thus, the daunting technical requirements of the transplant process make it impossible that transplants could occur clandestinely, as the child organ trafficking rumor alleges. …the technical resources required could not be assembled outside of major medical centers.

When in fact, pretty much all they need to know about the donor is blood type (A, B, AB, O) and maybe size (child or adult). The recipient, of course, will be given anti-rejection drugs and receive the best care in the major medical centers. All this other itemized bullshit, like “temperature controlled packaging including adequate ice or refrigeration” (ie: a cooler?) — not a problem. If money can fix it, it’s not a problem.



For the future, when people cannot get to China for a nice fresh Falun Gong killed-to-order organ-donor prisoner, there might be some database available for the countless orphans of Haiti, and maybe Guatemala, Mexico, Thailand….and that should make everything go much smoother.


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3. Problem: Getting rid of the evidence, the bodies. Solution: Well there are plenty of people walking around with scars from selling their kidneys. But what about those who are killed for their organs? What about those who are killed in snuff films? Where are their bodies? This is the question that needs to be answered. As long as those bodies remain disappeared, the guilty parties will continue to claim that “no credible evidence exists” of their murderous, despicable, loathsome organized crime rings.


Indian men sell their kidneys

In Cuidad Juarez: “thousands of women have disappeared from the town, and hundreds of bodies bearing signs of rape and sexual mutilation were dumped on waste ground in the city. Thousands more have never returned.”

Maria, which is not her real name, said the gang held young women in a house on the Mexican border until they were sold to the US as sex slaves. But she said they also dealt in children and told of on one occasion when the gang was contacted by a woman in New York. “She called and was very angry. She said she needed a seven-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy - and she needed them in three days….I saw the Americans taking kids,” she said. “A four-year-old and another boy, he barely walked, he was only about two years old. They took them to New York.”

Some of these human beings go to New York. Presumably they are killed in New York. What happens to their bodies in New York? Hospital crematoriums? Cemetaries? How many ways do the corrupt have to get rid of bodies that never existed in the first place?


In British Colombia, witnesses claim that corrupt government officials operate The Musqueam Reserve as a mass grave and body dumping site since at least 1989. Where else might such sites be located? Could parts of military owned or privately owned land be used to dispose of the evidence of human trafficking rings in the US and elsewhere?

In Albania, former KLA fighters witness that Serbs were kidnapped and taken onto ships into international waters, where Western doctors harvested their organs and murdered them. Were some of the bodies dumped at sea, or were they all returned to land for burial?

Apart from burying the remains of kidnapped Kosovo Serbs who had their vital organs extracted for sale in the vicinity of their training, prison and death camps, KLA was also hiding bodies of these victims by burying them with remains of their fighters, like at Qafa Prušit and Morina (both on border between Serbia and Albania), as well as in the village and city graveyards throughout Kosovo province and Albania. (source)

In Palestine, the Israelis have used several techniques to hide the evidence of their organ stealing: keeping the bodies, or burying them in unmarked graves, or giving them to the families at night and under strict guard to be buried immediately in the dark. (also see here)

In Sri Lanka, does this look like the description offered by the US Embassy to debunk organ stealing in Problem #2… “an extremely delicate and complex procedure that involves a transplant surgeon and support staff including an anesthesiologist, attending surgeons, and operating room nurses…”?

Tamil youth murdered and their organs stolen

In Ukraine, people are sometimes pressured to sign a release at the morgue. Body parts are sent to a German company, Tutogen Medical GmbH, which uses corpses to make medical spare parts.

In doing so, they reuse almost everything the human body has to offer: bones, cartilage, tendons, muscle fascia, skin, corneas, pericardial sacs and heart valves. In the jargon of the profession, all of this is referred to as tissue. Bones and tendons, the parts that interest Tutogen the most, are subjected to complex processing. The company degreases and cleans bones, cuts, saws or mills them into the desired shapes, then sterilizes, packages and sells the finished product in more than 40 countries around the world.

In Japan, crematoriums raid the ashes of the dead for precious metals.

Tokyo collected some 700 grams of gold, 500 grams of palladium and 1.9 kg of silver from cremated bodies in 2007, adding Y3.2 million (£24,600) to the city’s bank account. The city also banked around Y90,000 (£690) in coins left as offering inside the coffins.

We know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God, a dwelling not made with human hands, eternal in heaven. So we are always courageous…

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At Reagan’s funeral…
Oh come now. Why such long faces?
They don’t look particularly courageous, do they.

it’s all in the details

Congress passed the RICO Act to deal with organized crime, specifically The Mafia. RICO acknowledges the way rings work, meaning that people at the top don’t actually do the dirty work, they just arrange it and count the money, and that makes them no less guilty. For instance:

In the context of the Maifa, the defendant person (i.e., the target of the RICO Act) is the Godfather. The “racketeering activity” is the criminal activities in which the Mafia engages, e.g., extortion, bribery, loan sharking, murder, illegal drug sales, prostitution, etc. Because the Mafia family has engaged in these criminal actions for generations, the criminal actions constitute a pattern of racketeering activity. The government can criminally prosecute the Godfather under RICO and send him to jail even if the Godfather has never personally killed, extorted, bribed or engaged in any criminal behavior. The Godfather can be imprisoned because he operated and managed a criminal enterprise that engaged in such acts.

Human trafficking rings would be a good application for prosecution under RICO. They require many people with compartmentalized jobs to work together in an organized way. For instance, it takes several people cooperating to abduct a child, transport her across international borders, and arrange for an illegal kidney transplant to benefit a wealthy client. At the minimum it would seem to take at least five people: an abductor, someone in customs to allow passage, someone to accept delivery, a broker with a client, and a doctor.

Some people have long maintained that human trafficking rings are simply impossible. They cannot exist.

For example, in December 1994, Todd Leventhal issued a report to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography, in which he explains that these rumors are just an urban legend.

Organ transplant experts agree that it would be impossible to successfully conceal any clandestine murder-for-organ-trafficking ring. Because of the large number of people who must be involved in an organ transplant, the sophisticated medical technology needed to conduct such operations, the extremely short amount of time that organs remain viable for transplant, and the abhorrent nature of the alleged activities, such operations could neither be organized clandestinely nor be kept secret.

He relies on the standard refrain: “No credible evidence has ever been produced to substantiate rumors of such activities.”

No evidence…. no rings.

No bodies… no evidence.

So it’s just a matter of getting rid of the bodies or explaining any anomalies away.

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Nancy Scheper-Hughes unpacked Leventhal’s disinformation. Three points:

1. It is transnational.

“In its strongest and plainest version, the body parts rumors may be taken as factually true. The business of organ transplants is conducted in a transnational space.”

2. Physicians collaborate.

“During the Argentine “Dirty War” of the late 1970s and early 1980s, children were stolen, students were captured, interrogated, tortured and killed. Their bodies were abused and mutilated, and physicians often collaborated as interrogator- torturers ( as they did in El Salvador , Argentina, and in South Africa) with the military state.”

3. The poor are targeted.

“In Brazil the rumors allude to the way that poor peoples’ bodies are usually dis-regarded in medical encounters. In public clinics and hospitals of the rural Northeast indifferent doctors in the employ of the state or the municipio are willing to over-medicate the poor, to tranquilize hungry bodies, and to order unnecessary amputations and surgical removals for treatable conditions.”

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Some illegal organs end up in the United States. Some of them come through the US-Mexico border. In the same year that Todd Leventhal tried to brush everything under the rug, another report came out: The Sottas Report. I don’t have a link.

In a March 21, 1994 issue of Proceso, Mexico’s prestigious weekly magazine, who tracked the baby-trafficking story for months, interviewed Eric Sottas, President of the Geneva-based World Organization Against Torture, who confirmed the existence of international rings that kidnap “children, not only for illegal adoptions, pornographic activities and child prostitution, but for the purpose of trafficking in organs.”. The Sottas Report was a result of a three-year investigation with the colloboration of 200 human-rights agencies.

Among many horrors, the report lists 17 clinics in Tijuana and Juarez , on Mexico’s U.S. border, that perform sophisticated transplants of kidneys and corneal tissues from kidnapped children to wealthy North Americans who pay top prices for the operations, no questions asked . Most of these children are not heard from again!

Seventeen clinics involved. SEVENTEEN. Just on the border in Texas. I don’t have the Sottas Report so I don’t know which clinics might be listed, but here’s a list of Texas hospitals. Perhaps the first thing one notices is the large military presence.

Somebody must complain, right, if there’s some strange stuff going on? Well, yes. An April 2008 article in the El Paso Times reported, very briefly, that three doctors had been disciplined. The comments drew various other names from outraged patients, including one plea to stay away from an El Paso Ob/Gyn, Dr. Julio Novoa, who was educated largely in Maryland including two years at Fort Detrick.

http://www.firstchoicemedicine.com/GYN/physicians_novoa.html

But in general, doctors seem to enjoy a firewall of protection and privacy. One has to overcome several barriers to access details about complaints. Funny how that works.

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But getting back to the evidence, the problem of “no credible evidence.” What is the evidence of illegally trafficked human beings for things like organ trafficking and snuff films? Dead bodies.

Do organized crime rings know how to get rid of dead bodies? No problem. One link from Sleazefest in Seattle leads to this account of human trafficking in Canada and beyond.

1. An organized system of abduction, exploitation, torture and murder of large numbers of women and children appears to exist on Canada ’s west coast, and is operated and protected in part by sectors of the RCMP, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), the judiciary, and members of the British Columbia government and federal government of Canada , including the Canadian military.

2. This system is highly funded and linked to criminal organizations including the Hell’s Angels, the Hong Kong Triad, and unnamed individual “free lance” mobsters from Vancouver and the USA . It is funded in part by a massive drug trade, with which it is intimately connected.

3. This system is decades-old and has been supplied for many years with women and children from aboriginal reserves and residential schools, with the paid collusion of lawyers, clergy and officials of the Roman Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada, along with state-funded aboriginal leaders and officials of the Department of Indian Affairs.

4. This system is international in scope, Vancouver being one spoke in a wheel of pedophilia, sex slavery, human organ black markets, “snuff” films and violent child pornography that has outlets throughout the Pacific Rim world, particularly in China and Thailand.

5. This system relies upon a network of complicity extending to the highest levels of power in Canada and other nations, involving coroners, judges, doctors, clergy, politicians and social workers, as well as the media. It also relies upon a network of “body dumping grounds” and mass graves, located in remote rural areas or on aboriginal reserves and both church and Crown land, where human remains are regularly disposed of by RCMP officers.

6. This system is kept in place because of a practice and philosophy of tolerance and protection by the established police, judicial, military, church and governmental institutions in Canada and elsewhere. The crimes committed by individual officers of the police, churches, court and government against women and children caught in this system are known and tolerated by these institutions.

Body dumping grounds. Makes sense. Do you suppose there are some in the desert wastelands along the US-Mexico border too?

Or is that another urban legend.

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And then we have the corruption, the ability to explain away anomalies.

For example, the County Medical Examiner for El Paso is Dr. Paul Shrode with the Texas Medical Board. He has several complaints filed against him, but board officials cannot comment naturally.

“It took Paul Shrode 76 days to issue a death certificate for my husband’s death,” Gard said. “It took Shrode 74 days to sign off on the autopsy. Initially, Shrode identified my husband as a Hispanic when he was in fact an Anglo blond with blue eyes. “I found it especially disturbing that the medical examiner’s office had in their files a copy of my husband’s last will and testament. I don’t know how they got it and what they were doing with it.”

Gard said delays and contradictory statements in the medical examiner’s documents created problems in settling with the insurance companies. Without a death certificate, families cannot cremate or bury deceased relatives, collect Social Security benefits or conduct probate matters.

Under Texas law, a death certificate must be filed within 10 days of a death….Also under state law, an autopsy report must be filed within 30 days after an autopsy is requested, unless a required test (such as toxicology) cannot be completed in that time, and the person conducting the autopsy certifies in writing that the test could not be done within the 30-day limit.

Shrode’s office corrected her husband’s ethnicity at Gard’s request, but she had other issues with the documents. She said the autopsy report indicates her husband’s appendix was missing, but he never had it removed.

The Texas Medical Board in Austin is investigating another complaint against Shrode filed by David Fisher, a government watchdog in Elgin, Texas, alleging Shrode falsified his credentials on résumés he used for job applications….Shrode is the highest-paid county official and receives an annual salary of $254,385, not including benefits.

This incredible sloppiness extends to other coroners in Texas. Unlicensed physicians giving cause-of-death opinions in dozens of cases, including child deaths and complex capital murder cases.

Around the state, some medical examiner offices have relied on the work of medical school interns and unlicensed doctors, as well as physicians who have repeatedly failed certification exams or been disciplined for poor work — even for complex capital murder cases.

Why? Oh they have too many dead bodies to deal with.

Texas doesn’t keep track of how many certified forensic pathologists work in the dozen county medical examiner offices; some put the number at 50. That’s not enough to serve large counties, let alone the 200-plus smaller ones that turn to them for autopsies.

Now I ask you… just theoretically of course, can you envision how human trafficking rings might function?

protect and serve

March 2004.

So who is killing the poor young women and girls of Juarez? And why, after more than ten years, do the killings continue? Some of the murders are believed to be the work of serial killers or drug gangs, linked to the powerful Juarez drug cartel. Others link the murders to an organ-trafficking network. Still others say that the perpetrators come from among some 700 sex offenders who live in El Paso and often visit Juarez. Another theory is that a number of the mutilated bodies found in the desert bear the signs of snuff films, the type of violent porn films in which someone is really killed at the end. The inability of the local authorities to stop the murders has convinced many of possible police complicity in the crimes.

Now they don’t find the bodies. Years ago they did.

This is how they ensure that “no credible evidence” ever exists to prove those crazy organ trafficking and snuff film urban legend myths: the people disappear.

January 12, 2010: JUAREZ, MEXICO – There is nothing unusual on the outside of the one-storey building in central Juarez that operates as a rehabilitation centre. But the inside is a literal hell.

A confidential source told US and Mexican authorities that he saw women’s bodies lying on the floor. He also was present when dead men were hauled inside the building by a group of hit-men.

The source said: “I asked one of the men in charge at the place about the women’s bodies.

“I knew about women in Juarez disappearing. Everyone knew that about Juarez. This had to be one of the main ways in which they vanish.

“The bodies I saw were of young-looking women. They told me they were trying to break into the organ-trafficking business and that it was simply another way to make money.

“He said they wanted to sell organs from the men’s bodies as well. He said all this very matter of factly.

“This was no rehab centre. They sold drugs in there, and people were in and out all the time. The centre actually had a government permit for the place. A man and his two sons kept the centre going.”

This was no ordinary criminal enterprise. Two years later, the same activities continued without interruption. Despite the drug-violence that besieged the border city, nothing slowed the kidnappings and murders associated with the centre.

At times, men wearing police uniforms brought weapons inside the building, only to return later for them. Bodies came and went. The world on the outside, on the other side of the door, was oblivious to what went on inside this den of horrors.

The source asked whether the police helped with the business. The only response he got was that they were part of nuestra gente (our people).

He was told not to worry because if anyone were to be arrested, the authorities would have to start with some top officials of the Mexican government.

“I wondered after seeing so much whether I would ever leave that place alive,” the source said. “To survive, I pretended to go along with things. I never voiced disapproval.”

Between 1993 and 2009, more than 600 girls and women were murdered in Juarez, Mexico. But the actual number of women who died in this way is higher because the authorities have concealed some of the deaths from past years.

Hundreds more are missing and their fate is unknown. Activists suspect human-trafficking gangs lured or abducted many of the missing women.

Over the past decade, the US State Department and human rights organisations around the world have highlighted human-trafficking and child-sex tourism in Mexico.

According to a US State Department report released in 2009, child-sex tourism continues to grow in Mexican northern border cities such as Tijuana and Juarez.

Cancun and Acapulco are also popular child sex-tourism destination. The report said: “Foreign child-sex tourists arrive most often from the United States, Canada and western Europe.”

Each year, as many as 20,000 children are sexually exploited in these urban centres. “Mexican men, women and children (also) are trafficked into the United States for forced labour, particularly in agriculture and industrial sweatshops,” the report said.

The US government said corruption and lax enforcement were to blame for few human-trafficking prosecutions in Mexico.

Jacinto Segura, a spokesman for the Juarez city police, said: “We’re aware of the report, but our function as city police is prevention.

“If police become aware of a situation of this nature, then they will step in to prevent it. State and federal authorities can investigate any complaints brought to their attention.”

Mexican authorities however failed to act on a well-documented warning in 2001 describing such abuses.

The United Nations’ Unicef and Mexico’s National System for Integral Family Development (DIF) released a 135-page report that year alleging the sexual exploitation of children was rampant on the country’s northern and southern borders.

The report identified specific places in Juarez where clandestine meetings for adults seeking children were arranged.

The report, titled Boy and Girl Victims of Sexual Exploitation in Mexico, stemmed from a 10-month investigation that focused primarily on Juarez, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Acapulco, Cancun and Tapachula, Chiapas.

The organisations behind the report recommended a bi-national task force to address the problem.
A former law enforcement officer in the state of Chihuahua, who asked that his name not be used, alleged that police at all levels protect human-trafficking networks.

Because of his contacts, he managed to rescue one teenage girl who was transported from Juarez to Mexico City for prostitution, and saved another girl who was raped by police before she was taken out of the city.
Raul Gonzalez, a former informant for US investigators, said he was aware that human-trafficking worked in concert with drug-trafficking during the 1980s.

He said: “Small airplanes carrying drugs and children landed on clandestine air strips in the Valle de Juarez, (a community east of the Juarez city limits).

“We were told back then that the children were sold to people in the United States.”

A member of a well-known advocacy organisation in Mexico, who asked not to be identified, said human-trafficking is a fact of life in Juarez and other Mexican cities.

“A mother we interviewed for one of our cases said a US politician was present at one of the sex parties where underage girls were sexually exploited.

“I have to leave some of the details out because this kind of information can get you killed.

“Besides, we know the authorities are not going to do anything, especially when important people are implicated,” the advocate said.

Mexican journalists and non-governmental organisations who have exposed child prostitution and trafficking rings reported threats against them.

The Rand Corporation issued a report in 2009, Security in Mexico: Implications for US Policy Options, that described what others often say about the extent of mafias operating in Mexico.

“Organised crime has infiltrated all levels of Mexico’s government and police forces, and is involved in many illegal activities that are on the rise, including drug trafficking, human trafficking and arms trafficking.”

Rand presents in clear detail the challenge for policymakers in Mexico.

Sources: The Killing Fields: Harvest of Women (2nd Edition, 2010/Peace at the Border) and the El Paso Times newspaper.

And who does one turn to for help?

Does one go to the AMERICAN GOVERNMENT?
Perhaps one’s CONGRESSPERSON?
The US STATE DEPARTMENT?
The DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY?
Or the FBI…?

It’s about as effective as going to the CIA to complain about Jundullah. They’ll take copious notes and fuck you over twice as efficiently next time.

the unimpeachable investigators of CHINESE organ trafficking

Quick history of the Falun Gong, condensed from here

  • Founder Li Hongzhi was born in 1951
  • Qigong fitness movement sweeps China in the 1980s
  • Li Hongzhi creates Falun Gong in 1984, a more accessible variant of training he had practiced since childhood
  • By 1992 Falun Gong is joined to the qigong fitness movement and popularity grows steadily
  • All is well through the mid 1990s as people discover many health benefits of Falun Gong
  • Things get more political around 1995 as the movement expands internationally and pressure grows to control it (and reap the rewards?)
  • Late 1990s the Chinese government starts harassing Falun Gong as a “heretical cult” while 70 million people practice it
  • February 14, 1999: Chinese official tells U.S. News & World Report that as many as 100 million may have taken up the practice and highlights the costs the practice is saving China’s national health care system…

…and it was pretty much all downhill from there.

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Also note the Falun Gong symbol, which is a reversed swastika:

For thousands of years the swastika symbolized good, until the 20th century, when it became reversed, and we all know what it means now. I may expand on this aspect in another post. For now, there it is, the swastika. Knowing what we know about symbols and their importance as triggers for human behavior, I suspect it’s no coincidence that the Falun Gong has come under particular brutality and oppression. How *dare* they use that symbol properly.
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Former Secretary of State, Canada, David Kilgour

Human Rights Lawyer, Canada, David Matas, senior legal counsel of B’nai Brith Canada

These two gentlemen, at the request of CIPFG (Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong), sponsored a report published in January 2007 called Bloody Harvest: Revised Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China. You can download a pdf of the report here.

The request was to investigate allegations that state institutions and employees of the government of the People’s Republic of China have been harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners, killing the practitioners in the process.

In this update, published August 22, 2008, they confirm their findings with the release of additional evidence:

David Matas and David Kilgour today released new evidence confirming their conclusion that China has been killing Falun Gong practitioners so that their organs can be sold to transplant tourists. The new evidence takes the form of a video admission from Dr. Lu Guoping combined with a prior audio recording from the same doctor.

…The video is being distributed by Chinese embassies and consulates; its authenticity is therefore endorsed by the Chinese government.

In a letter to the Chinese embassy in Canada, David Kilgour and David Matas wrote:

“Denial (of the abuse of organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners) in the face of such compelling evidence which has the official sanction of the Government is no longer an option. The only option which remains is ending this horrible crime.”

Prominent US members of CIPFG include three congresspeople, Thaddeus McCotter (MI), Dana Rohrabacher, (CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (FL).

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Matas and Kilgour stay focused on the Chinese government for the supply side of the equation, very focused. In fact, Matas campaigns extensively to bring pressure on the Chinese government to stop this practice. I have not read the whole report yet, so I don’t want to jump to conclusions. Let us say it appears to be quite thorough. I particularly enjoyed this part describing the methods of proof. They work exactly like conspiracy theorists, which obviously, they cannot be, considering their status.

We have had to look at a number of factors, to determine whether they present a picture, all together, which make the allegations either true or untrue. None of these elements on its own either establishes or disproves the allegations. Together, they paint a picture.

Many of the pieces of evidence we considered, in themselves, do not constitute ironclad proof of the allegation. But their non?existence might well have constituted disproof. The combination of these factors, particularly when there are so many of them, has the effect of making the allegations believable, even when any one of them in isolation might not do so….

Proof can be either inductive or deductive. Criminal investigation normally works deductively, stringing together individual pieces of evidence into a coherent whole. The limitations our investigation faced placed severe constraints in this deductive method. …We also used inductive reasoning, working backwards as well as forwards. If the allegations were not true, how would we know it was not true? If the allegations were true, what facts would be consistent with those allegations? What would explain the reality of the allegations, if the allegations were real? Answers to those sorts of questions helped us to form our conclusions.

We also considered prevention. What are the safeguards that would prevent this sort of activity from happening? If precautions are in place, we could conclude that it is less likely that the activity is happening. If they are not in place, then the possibility that the activity is happening increases.

That’s an excellent question because it gets at the other side of the problem: the demand side. Because after all, it’s not for nothing. These organs go someplace — the go into other bodies. And that takes hospitals and doctors and administrators and lots of money. So when we discuss safeguards, we must consider how all these organs possibly get through the screening process on the other end — the recipient end. Surely, if people were serious about stopping illegal organ trafficking, they can work the issue from both ends, or even from the middle — the brokers. Myopically focusing on the Chinese extracting Fulan Gong organs without following the organs to their destination accomplishes very little, but it looks great.

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In the video, a Dr. Michael Shapiro, Transplant Surgeon (hospital not identified), makes the following remark:

“If you could, you know, know the blood types of everyone you had in prison and if you could execute people to order, um, then you could certainly deliver (laughing) hearts and livers, um, and…and…anything else you wanted to do…um…on a short time frame. You know the current wait in New Jersey for kidneys is 4-5 years, in New York City it’s 8-10 years.”

So, in other words, he’s saying that people have to wait a long time for organs. That’s a problem. But if you could run a prison full of healthy people with all their medical data on file, well, hahaha, that would be, like, a totally awesome solution. Of course it would also be totally unethical, and that’s why we laugh about it haahahahahahah. Because who would do such a wicked thing?

But Dr. Francis L. Delmonico, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School agrees on the solution to the problem:

“There’s no other way of guaranteeing the opportunity of having an organ available on a scheduled basis other than to say we will have to schedule an execution.”

Which of course, as everyone knows, is beyond the pale totally ridiculous completely unethical abhorrent outrageous behavior that could only be expected from the most loathsome human rights violators on earth, the CHINESE. Sadly, Kilgour and Matas have determined, through their meticulous “methods of proof” report, that the Chinese are doing precisely what these two doctors describe. And that’s why Kilgour and Matas have studied this problem in exquisite detail, to see exactly how the Chinese have managed to run these camps and conduct these diabolical organ harvesting programs for years on end, without being caught.

Something Must Be Done.* (http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-6-22/56782.html)

Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka, a leader of the Canadian Jewish community called on the government of Israel to do their best in order to stop organ harvesting in China from living Falun Gong practitioners….Among Rabbi Bulka’s friends is David Kilgour.

…According to Rabbi Bulka, exactly because of the close relationship between Israel and China, Israel can urge China to stop the horrifying practice of harvesting organs from the living.

The Rabbi admitted, however, that talking to the Chinese authorities probably would not change things.

The possibility of material losses for Israel, for example, in trading weapons with China, does not bother the rabbi more than the current holocaust going on in China.. Asked how the Israeli government should act, the Rabbi said, “First of all, it is necessary to prepare an instruction forbidding Israelis to go to China for transplantation.”

* Look busy.

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And, sure enough, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who became much more well-known last year after the New Jersey organ trafficking story broke, testified before Congress, including Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, back in 2001, when she put the Chinese problem into context:

Thank you, Madam Chair Ros-Letinen Ranking Member and Congresswoman Mc Kinney for the opportunity to speak before you and the members of the Human Rights Sub-Committee this afternoon.

For the last five years, however, I have been involved in active field research on the global traffic in human organs, following the movement of bodies, body parts, transplant doctors, their patients, brokers, and kidney sellers, and the practices of organs and tissues harvesting in several countries - from Brazil, Argentina, and Cuba in Latin America to Israel and Turkey in the Middle East, to India, South Africa, and the United States.

As Director of Organs Watch, my role here is to put the specific Chinese case, as egregious as it is, into a larger global and social perspective. For the traffic in organs and tissues transcends national boundaries and involves doctors, patients, organs brokers, and impoverished organ sellers from both third world and first world contexts.

…We are witnessing, today, a confluence in the flows of immigrant workers and itinerant kidney sellers who fall into the hands of unscrupulous and highly sophisticated transnational organs brokers.

Markets are inclined to reduce everything - including human beings, their labor and their reproductive capacity - to the status of commodities, things that can be bought, sold, traded, and stolen. And nowhere is this more dramatically illustrated than in the current markets for human organs and tissues to supply a medical business driven by “supply and demand. Bodily holism and integrity have given way to the divisible body and detachable organs as commodities, and as fetishized objects of desire and of consumption.”

So in other words, people in authority have known about the global network of illegal organ trafficking for many years. How many people died having their organs extracted from 2001 to 2006, when Matas and Kilgour got involved and published their report? And how many people died since then? They could probably even tell us. I’m sure someone has that data along with all the other data they’ve collected on the Fulan Gong prisoners. This is big business.

So where’s the Matas Kilgour report on the international organ brokers? Hmm? Waiting on that report…

where is the absolute last place you’d think to look?

the “blue star of life”
Designed by Leo R. Schwartz, Chief of the EMS Branch, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the “Star of Life” was created after the American National Red Cross complained in 1973 that they objected to the common use of an Omaha orange cross on a square background of reflectorized white which clearly imitated the Red Cross symbol. NHTSA investigated and felt the complaint was justified. (source)

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Car accidents, organ trafficking, and corruption:

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the principal sources of corpses whose organs can be harvested. The victims are normally young, healthy, and usually die from head injuries, leaving transplantable organs intact. A March 2004 Los Angeles Times op-ed piece referred to the scandal in 1997, wherein the Los Angeles coroner’s office was found to have sold more than 500 pairs of corneas in one year to the Doheny Eye Tissue Transplant Bank. The coroner’s office received up to $335 per pair of corneas, which Doheny resold at $3,400 per pair.

In March 2004, the Director of the Willed Body Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was arrested for the illegal sale of body parts from cadavers that had been donated to UCLA for research. The body parts dealer indicted in the case said he had paid $700,000 for the opportunity to go into UCLA’s freezer and take parts from as many as 800 cadavers. It has been estimated that a single cadaver has a potential market value of $200,000.

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“Four transplants were scheduled for that day [at an unnamed Manhattan hospital - ed], a nurse on the surgical team told me, not including unscheduled organ recoveries that might lead to transplants in other locations.”
(http://thejewishstar.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/teacher-student-transplant-a-success/)

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“Under the guise of adoption, children who are allegedly afflicted by grave diseases are taken out of Azerbaijan, ostensibly for treatment…In the course of our investigations, it has come to light that these children are used for organ transplants, but we have no hard evidence,” Azerbaijan National Security Minister Namiq Abbasov, as reported by the BBC in 2004

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Lakewood NJ Hatzolah ambulance
Lakewood was once known as the resort in the pines for wealthy New Yorkers in the 1800s and early 1900s. The Rockefellers and Goulds built mansions there. The township has a large Orthodox Jewish population and has one of the largest yeshivas in the world, Beth Medrash Govoha.

“If something illegal is going on, this (street) would be the perfect place to hide,” said Finkle, an NJ Transit engineer who owns his home.

In recent decades, the population has become more mixed. Some sections of Lakewood have been plagued by troubles with drugs and gangs.

(source)

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Gangs? You mean, people who shoot someone for dissing their peeps?

August 23, 2009: http://matzav.com/lakewood-hatzolah-volunteer-gets-ticketed-at-scene-of-accident

Reb Daniel Engelson, veteran Hatzolah member of Lakewood Hatzolah, was ticketed today by a Lakewood Police Officer upon arriving at the scene of an accident in the late afternoon at the corner of Seventh Street and Clifton Avenue where a pedestrian had been hit. The officer, Patrolman John Wilson, was aboard one of the Township’s newly acquired police bikes when he stopped Rabbi Engelson, and ticketed him for not adhering to the officer’s instructions to move his car.

Reb Daniel, an expert paramedic who hails from Flatbush, Brooklyn, had driven up in his own vehicle, with his blue roof-top siren on, when the officer alleged that the Hatzolah volunteer had pulled too far into the intersection.

Matzav.com spoke with a local volunteer paramedic who says that the ticket will be disputed and that the police should have used better judgment in administering a summons to a Hatzolah volunteer responding to a call.

Officer Wilson radioed in the violation and was accompanied shortly thereafter by another officer. Reb Daniel was accompanied by veteran Hatzolah member Avi Braude who also responded to the call.

Despite the strange turn of events, Reb Daniel was calm and collected, acted with utmost respect, and accepted the summons from the officer. Matzav.com is told that an investigation will be conducted into the incident.

Are you getting all that? This officer should have used “better judgement” in administering a ticket to a Hatzolah guy. Meaning: he shouldn’t have dared. What a “strange turn of events,” to be subjected to such insubordination by a city police officer. Reb Daniel displayed such profound restraint in the face of such an outrage.

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If you want to know what racial superiority looks like, read the comment thread. If you want to see people out of control and detached from reality, experiencing themselves as completely separate from all other people, and superior, and untouchable, and totally resentful having to deal with the “other,” read the comment thread. If you want to see a threatening, menacing, escalating, totally unreasonable gang mentality, read the comment thread.

1. Comment from Shwekey
Time August 23, 2009 at 9:07 PM

A bad day gets worse for Lakewood Police.

4. Comment from Rosh Yeshiva
Time August 23, 2009 at 9:17 PM

ANyone have a number we can call to complain?


5. Comment from krep
Time August 23, 2009 at 9:19 PM

I passed by just as the whole thing happened. the officer made the Hatzolah guy get into his car to move it before even letting him go to the person who was hit to treat him! I couldn’t believe it. whoever was there, said what?! what are you nuts? cause the guy is an inch over the line?

this cop should be fired.


13. Comment from Wow
Time August 23, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Now that you have a badge number,whats next?Call and make death threats.Demand that he be fired.why not just go to court and dispute the ticket.and do things the right way.If it was goy would you really carehow or why he got the ticket.


14. Comment from Normal
Time August 23, 2009 at 11:23 PM

Although we are in Galus, this is an issue of Pikuach Nefashos and it is time that we put our foot down and draw a line in the sand…. We must use our strength not only to get variances and stadiums for the local Tutzach’s… I, for one am not impressed with seeing the police chief wearing his Yarmulkah at every Hachnosas Sefer torah and dancing with the local politician at a Chasunah Let him be at every Hatzoloh call and teach his officers some decency


15. Comment from Not A Rabbi
Time August 23, 2009 at 11:48 PM

Everybody posting here just better be careful what they say. Think what you want in the confines of your own head…but whatever you type here is for the rest of the world to read and make assumptions about the frum community. Just remember that.
It appears as though the hatzola member handled the situation exactly right: he acted like a mentch and not like this town belongs to him! Being in the right does not validate chilul hashem. Thank you.

16. Comment from Anonymous
Time August 23, 2009 at 11:54 PM

I would not worry about this menck creep whoever he is. My friends always say what goes around comes around. One day a jerk like this will pull over someone and he will provoke a guy who is armed and he will get three bullets in the head and all this will be over.

Don’t worry it’s just a matter of time before he steps on the wrong guy and he will get his own beatings and taste of his own meeicine.


18. Comment from Anonymous
Time August 24, 2009 at 12:10 AM

Please correct the post. Mr. Engelson is an EMT- not a paramedic.
Also regardless of the incident with R’ Burztyn, please do not confuse Officer Menck with Oficer Wilson. Eric Menck is an aggresive cop & is always willing to jump in and assist hatzolah members on a call. He is the type of cop who likes to get down and dirty. I doubt if he would tie himself up worrying how hatzolah members park their cars. Wilson on the other hand stands around wondering why we need so many jews with flashing lights showing up. As far as he’s concerned throw the patient in back of the rig & let’s clear up traffic.


19. Comment from amazing
Time August 24, 2009 at 12:51 AM

the cop should be charchrd and arested
for 2nd degree man killing
and 1st degree endangering a humans life
this police man is pure wicked

24. Comment from brenda
Time August 24, 2009 at 10:47 AM

While the Hatzolah member is a true mentch the way he behaved. It was truly very cruel of  officer williams to withold seconds or minutes of treatment for the accident victim. I think Lakewood should make sure it never happens again

26. Comment from Shomo Heiny
Time August 24, 2009 at 3:21 PM

I was there, the facts being presented are incorrect. The officer was not wrong

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A month later, September 24, 2009:

4 NJ police officers shot serving an arrest warrant in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A Lakewood, New Jersey shootout during a raid left a police officer with a bullet wound in his face. Four officers were injured in the early morning incident. Police say the officers were serving a no-knock narcotics and weapons warrant at around 2:25 a.m. when Jamie Gonzalez, 39, opened fire. He was also shot multiple times.
Patrolman John Wilson was shot in the face and Lieutenant Gregory Meyers was shot in the foot.
At a news conference Thursday morning authorities said that Wilson is expected to recover. He was described as communiative and in good spirits. His family was at the hospital with him.
Meyers was still being treated for the foot injury.
The shooting comes more than two months after Jersey City police Det. Marc DiNardo was shot in the face storming an apartment where two armed robbery suspects were holed up.

…and one month after some anonymous poster predicted that Officer Wilson would meet this sort of fate, because he had the audacity to ask a Hatzolah guy to move his car. But I’m sure that is just a coincidence.

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Who is Jamie Gonzalez?

LAKEWOOD — They converged on the Lakewood neighborhood in the deep end of night. Police officers, state troopers and federal agents carried with them a “no-knock” warrant and a battering ram, the better to surprise their target, suspected gun trafficker Jamie Gonzalez, a man who was to be considered dangerous.

After today’s shooting, Gov. Jon Corzine condemned what he called “another horrible act of violence” against New Jersey’s law enforcement community. “This senseless action underscores the dangers our police officers face every day in the line of duty as they protect New Jerseyans,” Corzine said. “My thoughts and prayers are with the Lakewood officers and their families at this critical time.”

…Ford released little about the investigation’s origins, saying only that it involved guns and drugs and that it was “big enough to attract the attention” of a joint task force that included Lakewood police, State Police and members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The .357 Magnum was reported stolen from South Carolina, the prosecutor said.

Police today were continuing a search of the house. A second person inside — a man whom authorities did not identity — was detained but not charged pending the investigation.

The four injured officers all are members of the department’s elite tactical unit. Colleagues described Wilson as a short, muscular and funny officer who loves working as a cop. “He laughs his way through the day,” Mooney said.

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Who are these gangs you speak of? Oh, it’s the CHINESE.

logistical prowess: Part V: conclusions

Some questions surround the timeline of ZAKA’s activities.

When did the ZAKA team depart for Mexico to get to the Moshe Saba Masri helicopter crash? The story given in most reports — that the ZAKA team arrived in Mexico from Tel Aviv on the morning of January 11th is, frankly, not possible given the other information reported.

One possibility is that the team left Israel on the afternoon of January 10th. However, the helicopter crashed on the evening of the same day, according to reports. So why would they leave for a crash that hadn’t occurred yet?

Another possibility is that they didn’t leave from Tel Aviv, but from a closer location. But if so, why lie?

Both possibilities imply they had foreknowledge.

Also, who was in the helicopter, and who or what was in the ambulance?

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Quick and dirty timeline:

1/10/10 – 8pm? – Saba helicopter reportedly crashes in Mexico. Witnesses say it explodes mid-air, although the weather is cited (foggy and rainy). Another highly credible source says Saba didn’t leave NY until 3AM Sunday/Monday morning, putting their departure well after the crash time.

INDISPUTABLE FACT: Time in Israel + 8 hours, therefore it’s 4am in Israel (the next day) at the time of the reported 8pm crash in Mexico.
INDISPUTABLE FACT: Travel time Israel to Mexico is at least 18 hours on commercial flights.

1/11/10, am – ZAKA team reportedly arrives from Israel.

1/11/10, pm – ZAKA team reportedly leaves from Israel after meeting with rabbis and procuring instructions.

Pick One. Explain.


Part I: ZAKA in Mexico and the difference between five and six
Part II: Moshe Saba Masri, Mexican billionaire and Sephardi Jew
Part III: ZAKA and private ambulances
Part IV: ZAKA goes to Haiti

logistical prowess: Part I: ZAKA in Mexico and the difference between five and six

As I wrote the other day, a ZAKA team rushed to Haiti from Mexico, where they had been working the crash site of Moshe Saba’s (Moises Saba Masri) helicopter. The crash occurred on Sunday night, 1/10/10. News reports said nobody on the ground was hurt. Apparently there’s a deep ravine next to the house or the three story building or the billboard, or whatever the helicopter supposedly hit before bursting into flames while in the air, on on the ground, on the outskirts of Mexico City, in the foothills, in the fog, killing five or maybe six people.

responders at the crash site
it is nighttime
  • The family had arrived at the international airport in Toluca, 35 miles (55 kilometers) west of the capital, on a flight from New York City and was heading home to Mexico City.
  • Moreno said it was unusual for a helicopter to be flying in the area at night, especially since the foothills were covered in fog….”The question is who authorized the flight.”
  • No deaths or injuries were reported on the ground, even though Moreno said the craft sheared off a railing on the roof of a three-story home, then hit two parked cars and a tree before tumbling into a 65-foot-deep (20-meter-deep) creek bed. The wreckage covered a radius of 60 yards (meters) in the pine-clad hills on the city’s western edge.
  • Initial reports indicated another person had been on board, but Moreno confirmed there were only five.
Some reports said the remains were charred.

ZAKA team at the crash site
it is morning
“First photographs of ZAKA volunteers at Mexico helicopter crash site” (source)
ZAKA volunteers arrived from Israel in the morning, local time, and went straight to the crash scene to carry out their sacred work of collecting all human remains for burial. The four-man delegation from Israel is working with other ZAKA volunteers from the US and Mexico.

ZAKA arrived Monday morning, local time, from Israel. Quite the feat, actually, considering that if you left Israel at night and traveled non-stop, it would still take a good 18 hours or so to get to Mexico. Also quite the feat since Israel is eight hours ahead of Mexico, which means it was early morning in Israel when the crash happened, which means they could not have left at night to arrive in the morning. Anyway, I’m not sure why they would send a team from Israel when ZAKA is an international organization with offices in Brooklyn, New York. But I’m sure they have their reasons.

Or, maybe they actually came from the United States. But why lie about coming from Israel? Just to make it extra dramatic? Or, possibly, to cover up some sort of foreknowledge? Sometimes Israeli lies seem almost gratuitous, as though there’s no good reason except that it’s fun, and it doesn’t matter, and anything can be ignored or denied if necessary, and it makes the story sound better.

Zaka Spokesman Moti Bukchin said the rescue organization would send out a delegation Monday afternoon to Mexico via the United States in order to assist in identifying the bodies of the victims. The delegation will be joined by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s son, Rabbi David Yosef, as the personal delegate of the Shas leader. (Ynet, Reuters story, dated Monday 1/11/10)

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About ZAKA (wikipedia):

ZAKA (Identification and Rescue - True Kindness): ZAKA is a non-governmental volunteer agency responsible for rescue, life saving and recovery. Members work alongside law enforcement and emergency personnel when responding to incidents of terrorism, accidents, or disasters. It is a humanitarian agency, mostly made up of Haredi Jews who assume the duty of collecting human remains to provide those remains a proper Jewish burial, known as Chesed Shel Emet, “True Virtue.” ZAKA is an international organization, with offices in Israel and New York, and has dispatched volunteers to disasters throughout the world. The Israeli government recognizes ZAKA as part of the security apparatus, because volunteers are trained by the Israel Police and Magen David Adom.

See this ZAKA newsletter from December 2009 (http://www.zaka.org.il/newzaka/2009/newszaka12ebg.pdf) to read all about ZAKA’s latest feats, including plans to establish a ZAKA International Rescue Unit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also see the ZAKA website: (http://www.zaka.us/index.asp).

“This shared fate of the two peoples is reflected in the word Jerusalem, which has the letters USA at its center.” - Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, at the 9/11 Manhattan Tribute to ZAKA and the FDNY

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According to the story, Saba Masri was killed in a crash along with five other people. That would be six total. As noted above, “Initial reports indicated another person had been on board, but Moreno confirmed there were only five.”

Another story here also says a total of five people died. CNN also says: five people. A few other stories along the way mention six. It varies from source to source.

Experience tells us, however, not to ignore initial reports.
Five people, six people… what’s the difference? The difference is a human being. Does that person exist or not? Or is the person being erased? And if so, why?
What happens when we lose track of people? Criminals get away with murder. Each person has a life, and a story. The people who get erased are the very people whose lives and stories we need to know.
So yes, it matters whether there were five people or six people. It’s what we call A FACT. We reality-based people are really into FACTS.

The ZAKA team went straight to the crash site in the morning, presumably marching into an ongoing investigation led by the local emergency services who had been on the scene since the night before.


An ambulance leaves the scene of a helicopter crash near Mexico City, Mexico, on Sunday night.” (CNN)
(Is that a city ambulance, or a private ambulance?)
Who was in the ambulance? Nobody was hurt on the ground, and ZAKA arrived in the morning to collect body parts, so what was the ambulance doing? Taking bodies to the morgue? That is what we might expect — that the emergency personnel at the crash site all night would have removed the bodies to the morgue. Therefore, by the time ZAKA would arrive the next day, what work would they need to do at the crash site?

Let’s not forget that Israel classifies ZAKA as part of the state security apparatus.

Maybe they show up to collect evidence and pay off local officials to say things like, “there were only five bodies” after initial reports had already mentioned six. ???

Ynet, who also reported six bodies, published this photo, courtesy of ZAKA. In other words, the news agency got the political file photo from the “non-governmental volunteer agency responsible for rescue, life saving, and recovery.” Doesn’t that seem a little odd?

Saba Masri family with Bill Clinton