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Aangirfan reported the other day on Venable’s childhood.

Among the points made, he had a troubled home life and was afraid of his mother:

  • Jon’s father Neil separated from his wife Susan when Jon was four. After his parents separated Jon began to have problems at school.
  • Jon’s mother Susan Venables has been described as a loose woman whose neighbours “noted a procession of men friends for Mrs Venables”.
  • Reportedly, Susan was prone to hysterics. “She came from a ’strict and disciplined’ background, and had been observed physically and verbally assaulting Jon.” Jon had a terror of being rejected by his mother. Jon was afraid of his mother.

He behaved strangely at school:

  • Back in 1991, when Jon was eight, his teacher reported that the quiet, timid boy would “rock back and forth in his chair, holding onto his desk, moaning and making odd noises.”
  • “He banged his head on the furniture… cut himself with scissors… tore down the displays and artwork of other students…”He approached another classmate from behind and began choking the boy with a wooden ruler…
  • “No one thought of Jon as a ‘bad’ kid … some teachers thought of him as a sweet child, and felt sympathy for him. They thought he was pleading for help.”

He was an easy target for other children:

  • Jon had a squint in his eye and other kids mocked him.
  • “Jon was an easy target for the other kids, and they teased him mercilessly, because he was so easily worked up by their provocations…
  • Jon met Robert Thompson, a manipulative kid who reportedly had psychopathic tendencies.The two became bullies.

Today, not much has changed. According to sources, Jon Venables is still a terrified, out of control, easily worked-up stress-bag.

News of the World reports:

…Venables was last night said to be “tearful, cowed and terrified” by life on an isolation wing at a high security prison in the south of England. A prison source told us: “Venables is in a mess. He has never been in an adult prison and is extremely anxious. “He is being given sedatives to calm him down and has been prone to angry outbursts and tears of despair.”

…He was discreetly rushed to a jail we can’t identify under an assumed name and false charges. He was immediately put into solitary confinement in his own cell with CCTV for 23 hours a day and put on suicide watch. The cell had only a bed and a TV to watch his favourite soaps Coronation Street and EastEnders. With no chance of going to the dining hall meals were delivered to his cell. Venables’ day began at 7am when he was woken and handed breakfast of boiled eggs and toast. Main meals were mostly pizza and chips, chicken with rice and sugary cakes for dessert. Then he was escorted to the shower block by a guard only after the other inmates had started work at 8am. In afternoons, he was taken on his own to the exercise yard for an hour, walking and chain smoking using a lighter borrowed from a guard.

…He was whisked to a new jail and booked in under the name of a genuine prisoner whose file said he had been charged with rape. After psychological tests he is now off suicide watch and been given more freedom to mix with other inmates. He is not allowed posters on his white cell walls but has a picture of a sexy lingerie model pinned to a notice board.

Jon Venables seems incapable of dealing with the consequences of his behavior. Is he in a bad relationship…. with the UK government? Does the UK government enable Jon Venables?

In a negative sense, enabling is also used in the context of problematic behavior, to signify dysfunctional approaches that are intended to help but in fact may perpetuate a problem. A common theme of enabling in this latter sense is that third parties take responsibility, blame, or make accommodations for a person’s harmful conduct (often with the best of intentions, or from fear or insecurity which inhibits action). The practical effect is that the person themselves does not have to do so, and is shielded from awareness of the harm it may do, and the need or pressure to change. It is a major environmental cause of addiction.

It would seem, that as Venables watches his soap operas and has his sugary cakes delivered to him in prison, and has the guards bring him to shower after all the other prisoners go to work (I guess his is exempted from work), while under the relaxing effect of tranquilizers, or chain smoking or looking at his smutty picture of a lingerie model, he remains “tearful, cowed and terrified” of what might happen to him should his personal security bubble get penetrated. Not that I am totally unsympathetic, because to be honest he is the product of totally inept parenting and guardianship for his entire life. Take it from where it comes.

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And the UK government continues to enable their twisted progeny, Jon Venables, to hide from public scrutiny. The authorities were supposed to know what he has been up to. He has been the responsibility of the authorities for many years. Either they did not know what he was doing — hard to believe — leaving them open to charges of negligence and incompetence, or they did know — not hard to believe — leaving them open to charges of complicity.

What is the lesser scandal? The negligence and incompetence, or as they call it here, a “supervision scandal.”

Venables drew this picture weeks BEFORE murdering James Bulger.
Is it a picture of Ritual Abuse? What kind of costume is that figure wearing?
What had he been exposed to?

The Government’s handling of Jon Venables’ reimprisonment descended into farce today as Jack Straw yet again rejected pleas to reveal why he is back behind bars. His refusal to break his silence on the case of the James Bulger killer came despite it emerging the murderer is facing trial over alleged possession of child porn. Despite continued pleas by the distraught family of the murdered toddler, the Justice Secretary told MPs he could not say more in the ‘interests of justice’.

…Critics believe the cover-up has been ordered to prevent any further embarrassment for ministers over the Home Office’s supervision of one of Britain’s most notorious killers.

But despite ministers’ refusal to come clean:

  • On Thursday it was revealed he has had drink and drugs problems since his release from a secure unit in 2001.
  • On Saturday he was accused of a serious sex offence and it was revealed he had previously worked as a nightclub bouncer.
  • Yesterday it was claimed he had been caught with child pornography and had even disclosed his real identity to strangers.

Probation officers and police are trying to establish what contact he has had with children since his release from a secure unit in 2001 and how Venables came to be in possession of the appalling images.

Their worst fears are he could be part of an internet paedophile ring which traded sick images of children ‘to order’.

…But there are already fears that because of sensitivities around the case, any trial could be subjected to unprecedented reporting restrictions, meaning the public may never know precisely what happened and whether the authorities could have monitored him more closely.

The terms of his parole imposed strict conditions on his contact with youngsters but there are fears that Venables may have deceived his probation handlers. If that is the case, it would constitute a major supervision scandal which could engulf those who supported his release from custody nine years ago and the Home Office unit which had responsibility for over-seeing his ‘rehabilitation’.

To make matters worse for the authorities, Venables keeps talking.

Sources said Venables was ‘psychologically stressed’ before he was recalled to prison, to such an extent that he began revealing his true name to people. It was claimed that he descended into a ‘persistent state of self-disclosure’ in which he felt compelled to tell others that he was one of Britain’s most notorious murderers.

Ian Cumming, a consultant forensic psychiatrist who has worked with serious offenders in the prison system, said ‘the national demonisation of an individual was a heavy burden’ that could explain why someone would find it difficult to keep their past hidden for ever. ‘Double lives are a burden for people,’ Mr Cumming said. ‘Just juggling two relationships is stressful and the secrecy takes its toll. People are not necessarily well equipped to do this sort of thing; it’s not their natural state.’

He looks, for all the world, like an accident waiting to happen.

the love affair with the military must continue

SHAPE is the central command of NATO’s military forces.

From 1951 SHAPE was the headquarters of operational forces in the European theatre (Allied Command Europe, ACE), but since 2003 SHAPE has been the headquarters of Allied Command Operations (ACO) controlling all allied operations worldwide. … The commanding officer of Allied Command Operations has also retained the title “Supreme Allied Commander Europe” (SACEUR), and continues to be a U.S. four-star general officer or flag officer who also serves as Commander, U.S. European Command.

Today, our illustrious allied forces have made a mistake:

On the second day of a major military offensive against the Taliban, NATO officials confirmed Sunday that their rockets missed the intended targets and instead claimed the lives of 12 Afghan civilians. …Thousands of NATO and Afghan troops encountered pockets of resistance, fighting off sniper attacks, as they moved deeper into Marjah, a town of 80,000 people that is the linchpin of the militants’ logistical and opium-smuggling network in Helmand province.

…The civilian deaths were a blow to NATO and the Afghan government’s attempts to win the allegiance of Afghans and get them to turn away from the insurgents. NATO said two rockets from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System were aimed at insurgents firing on Afghan and NATO forces, but stuck 1,000 feet (300 meters) off their intended target. “We deeply regret this tragic loss of life,” said Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan.

Oh sure they do.

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Kay Griggs, who is an historian, explained in her 1998 interviews that the CIA is a red herring, because the big decisions really come down from SHAPE, ie: NATO.

This site provides an extensive rundown on the history and politics of SHAPE commanders. Since inception, US and UK Army Generals have dominated SHAPE. Of the sixteen SACEURs (Supreme Allied Commander Europe), all are Americans and twelve have been US Army Generals. The Deputy SACEUR list has a similar make-up, except that 16 of 26 are from the British Army, the other ten divided among the German Army and the RAF.

This means that a highly insular group of military people exercise tremendous power throughout the world and over the other NATO members.

Canada has been a member of NATO since 1949.

Presumably, Canadian military culture would be totally compatible with NATO and SHAPE, which are commanded by US and UK Generals. In other words, it’s probably safe to say that at the highest levels, military culture is fairly homogeneous. What’s acceptable for a high-ranking military officer in the US is probably also acceptable in the UK and in Canada and in Germany, etc. Because they all have to work together under one command.

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So what is acceptable to a high-ranking US military officer?

Kay Griggs:

“Now these generals in the Marine Corps and Army, according to my husband, they are ordered. My husband, being Chief of Staff, told his men it was like this:  It’s the Marine Corps first — the Brotherhood, the Cherry Marines, the bonding that goes on. The Marine Corps comes before God, before Jesus Christ, before the country.  My husband is not a Christian, he’s an existentialist, and most of these guys are.  [Their god is] the Brotherhood.  It’s very German, it has Masonic leanings.  They’re all Masons. This Brotherhood — Opus Dei — they’re the Mob.  The Marine Corps are the hit men.  They’re mercenaries.  They’ll work for anybody.  They’ll switch hats.  My husband said it’s no big deal.  I’ll go work for the State Department.
“The Marine Corps is just a smoke-and-mirrors thing.  On [my husband's] level, he said we’ve never been an enemy to the Soviet Union.  They work with these Communists.  The man who started this whole intelligence operation — OSS [Office of Strategic Services] — he was recruiting known Communists who were involved in subverting Spain.  They’re not Americans.  They’re not Christians.  They’re German existentialists.  Now what are they doing running our nation?  They have more affinity for the State of Israel than they do our nation.  They don’t care about American citizens.  The judges now in the courts are all military officers following chain-of-command orders.  They’re not independent judges.”

The term “cherry Marines” refers to homosexual culture. Kay describes around 1:52:00 how young recruits are “turned” psychologically. They participate in many nude group activities.

Those who excel in this climate are called “rising stars.”
“That’s the word the State Department uses for those who are controlled.” - Kay Griggs
“From his file he was a shining, bright star.” - Major General Yvan Blondin, Russ Williams’ commanding officer

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As a thought experiment, read these various remarks made by high-ranking Canadian military officers as if they have an insular, secretive culture in which depravity and murder are no big deal. In which one may not enter the highest ranks *unless* one has the proper mindset: depravity and murder are no big deal. In which there has been a terrible breach that threatens to expose this culture.

“We’re shocked by the connection made to a leader in our Air Force.”

…Maj. Gen. Blondin, who is Col. Williams’s commander, said he didn’t know the 8 Wing commander personally. He said members of the Canadian Forces who reach the position of Wing commander are ‘extraordinary people’ who ‘rise above’ others in the military.

“This is what Col. Williams has done and why he was picked to be a Wing commander,” Maj. Gen. Blondin said. “From my own observations that’s all I saw. I never saw anything else. I’ll certainly be looking at following this investigation closely.”

“From his file he was a shining, bright star. If you talk to people on the Wing they will probably tell you they admired the Wing commander,” Maj. Gen. Blondin said. “No one thought something like this is possible. We don’t know what to think about this.”

…“There are many facets to this,” Lt. Col. Murphy said. “We are just absorbing it now as we can. The allegations are a huge shock.” CFB Trenton Honourary Colonel Glen Rainbird, who serves as the community liaison for the base, said he will be contacting local officials to talk about the arrest.

“It’s very important for us ensure our community leaders understand this is about an individual and a civil matter,” Hon. Col. Rainbird said. “What 8 Wing brings to the community is what the Canadian Forces brings to the community - a lot of people who are members of our community are members of the Canadian Forces.”

Maj. Gen. Blondin said the arrests are not a reflection of the Air Force. “These charges are about the acts of one person,” Maj. Gen. Blondin said. “We will not shy away from our uniforms.”

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Is this thought experiment fair?

Also in 1998, the same year Kay gave her interviews, a deposition was given in the matter of William M. Tyree, Jr., Plaintiff vs. Central Intelligence Agency, L. Scott Harshbarger, A. Paul Celluci, George Bush, Dois Gene Tatum, Defendants.

The deponent’s name is Desiree A. Ferdinand of New Mexico. Ms. Ferdinand testified about her father, who died on 1/7/90.

He originally was with the military and then he went into New York City Police Department and did crossover work with Central Intelligence Agency and while he was with the military until his death, he was with Military Intelligence, Counter Intelligence Corps.

…That is my father’s headstone, which reads Albert V. Carone, Colonel, U.S. Army.

Mr. Carone was a colonel, a high-ranking military officer. The same rank as Russ Williams.

After Mr. Carone died, the military denied ever knowing him. Bank accounts disappeared. Insurance policies disappeared. Files disappeared. Records disappeared. Because in addition to being a colonel, Mr. Carone also worked for the CIA, the Mafia, and the NYPD.

As a small child he came under Vito Genovese. After Genovese’s death,

It went to Joseph Colombo. My father knew the Gallo brothers, Joseph Gallo but I cannot remember his brother’s name. The Mazzaratti family, the Colombo family. At the time that my father was in Brooklyn, he dealt a great deal with the main head which was Gambino himself, and he was very close to Joe Colombo, the Bonanno family, Joe Bonanno, and he was very close to Paulie Castelano.

…This is my godfather, Pete Porazzo. He was in the New York City Police Department and was a Sargeant with the New York City Police Department. He was involved with a man by the name of Bob Leuci and my father, as far as drug running, coming in through CIA into organized crime to put it on the street.

  • Mr. Carone went to the NYC police department in 1946.
  • He spoke Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.
  • He was stationed in the South Pacific during WW II.
  • He went to school for intelligence and espionage.

DF: I think at one time my father was with the 42nd but my father mainly worked for the 19th division and I think the 21st division because my father had taken over the job of what is known as Bag Man, from a man by the name of Jimmy Reardon, also known as Squire Reardon. Bag Man was the man who got the payoffs for the police department to look the other way.
RK: And your father took that job over from Reardon?
DF: Yes.
RK: Do you know why he took it over from Reardon?
DF: No, I really don’t. I just know that there was drugs with the families involved. The agency, the CIA, was bringing in drugs and dad was the liaison between organized crime families because my father was a made man with organized crime; he rode both sides of the fence. They used dad for it so dad used to take the payoffs from different people and there were certain people in the police department that were paid off to look the other way.
RK: How do you know that he played both sides of the fence?
DF: Because when I was growing up it was discussed in the house.

Et cetera. Just incredible. It goes on and on and on. Army, the mob, CIA, NYPD… one big happy family! He was also a “bag man” for the CIA, though they call it “paymaster” — you know, because it’s official business I guess.

Black operations were paid through my father. If people needed to be hired, they were hired through my father. If people needed to be eliminated, he was then one who was the final, I guess, down the line, to give the order.

He worked with people such as William Casey, Oliver North, Theodore Shackley, Manuel Noriega, and he had multiple passports…. until the last mission, which was to Tapechula, Mexico in 1984/85.

When he came home he was very depressed. He said he could not do this work any longer and he said he was not long for this world, that the suits would be coming for him. I searched all over for Jim Strauss. He finally found me. He came to visit. He brought up the same mission and stated that dad did not have the stomach after that mission any longer and that was the last mission they were on together.

Directly after that mission a man named Michael Harari menacingly approached Ms. Ferdinand in a parking lot, but she made a scene and he left. But that evening Mr. Carone became violently ill, mysteriously, and ended up with failing kidneys. He never recovered and became incapacitated. Mr. Carone’s attitude toward the military changed from that time. He wanted his daughter to know things.

He said that he knew that the suits had come to get him. He said that he was not long for this world and that it just wasn’t worth it. I had to promise him that I would not bury him in his military uniform. I asked him what he wanted done with it and he told me to burn it.

…Yeah, he didn’t have the stomach to do the work that they wanted him to do any longer and the reason for it was because of this village. They had taken out an entire village of men, women and children and they executed them and put them in a mass grave and put Lyme over them.

…When my father got sick, my father told me to remember certain names and one of them was Elliot Abrams.

General Richard Stilwell. My father worked with him in Asia. My father also did a lot of training of certain troops with General Richard Stilwell, gorilla [sic] training. …I’m positive he said South East Asia.

George Teesdale had something to do, if my memory serves me correct, with, I don’t know if he had something to do with pilots, planes, something to do with the agency as far as flights or planes.

There were two things in particular that bothered Mr. Carone: MIAs in Vietnam, and drug trafficking.

…He was tired of the drug trafficking. He had made the remark that it had gone on for very long, that they stuck it in the black community because nobody would really give a damn about the Harlem and East Harlem area and that they realized that a lot of money could be made and who would listen to those people anyway.

…All I can tell you is that he had mentioned Ollie North. As far as the drug trade, Mr. Shackley was mentioned. Mr. Richard Armitage was mentioned also. I have never spoken to or met Mr. Armitage. Colonel North would not speak to me. I have spoken to Mr. Shackley.

RK: Now in your father’s travel, we had mentioned Asia, Europe, the Bahamas. Did he ever go into South America?

DF: Yes. That is where he knew Colonel North from in dealings with Mr. Noriega and dealings with Mike, who I will presume is Mr. Harari for the simple reason that dad used to refer to Mike and used to refer to the Mossad at the same time and later on I found out that Mr. Harari, I will say had dealings with the Mossad.

…He was just really upset when I guess the drug trafficking was getting out of hand. They were using the drugs to buy guns, black operations were getting worse, “running amuck” was the expression.

Running amok 25 years ago. His own daughter admits he was dirty as the day long, and yet he felt that things were getting out of hand by the mid-80s. Extrapolate.

Mr. Carone also talked about certain operations, assassination teams. This was the reason for the deposition.

…Just that there was an operation Sand Man. It was an assassination team for certain people that needed to be eliminated through the agency. He used to talk about a fellow by the name of Sandy, who was a Green Beret at the time, that he had been with him and worked with him.

…It was the Green Beret out of Massachusetts. The Fort Devens area. A colonel my father knew, Colonel Cutolo. It had something to do with Colonel Cutolo.

This Green Beret is in Walpole State Prison, in Massachusetts, “who was framed for a murder because of what he knew as far as operations, Black operations.”

When my father got really sick, he felt that he had to clear this kid’s name.

Oh yeah, one other guy: George Bush.

RK: How do you know it was that George Bush?
DF: Because my father said at one time he was, number one the president of the United States is involved, and if all of this information came down it would bring down the Oval Office. Number two, he was involved with drug running because my father worked with him when he was with the CIA.

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If only that were true. If only releasing scandalous information worked.
But the information has been released, and it didn’t bring down the Oval Office.
Plenty of information has been exposed. Whistleblowers have come forth. Things get leaked. People put things together, and what happens?

NOTHING!

Why is that? What can explain that? People will say, oh this stuff can’t be true.

But in fact, it must be true. People in power don’t get into power without tithing this wicked system, and once in, they cannot take on the corruption without exposing themselves. It can only be ignored. And so it is.

And when something goes wrong, like the Colonel Williams allegations, that poses a very serious breach of security. But as long as people continue to believe myths about the military, the narratives will continue to work. Perhaps that is what retired colonel Alain Pellerin meant when he said:

There is a love affair between the population and the armed forces
and I don’t think that will change.
It’s really just one individual who’s accused of a serious crime.

Which might mean: You keep believing the myth while we amputate Colonel Williams. Thank you (wink wink).

UPDATE: CIA involvement with drug trade resulted in death threats against US senator

excerpts, looks like a Wayne Madsen report:

DeConcini incurred the ire of the CIA because he discovered how deeply the agency was involved in the smuggling of drugs into the United States, particularly during the Iran-contra scandal.

The major drug routes from Central America, primarily Panama, to the United States saw CIA contract flights operated by such proprietary firms as Southern Air Transport and Evergreen Aviation fly fully-loaded planes with weapons and ammunition for the Nicaraguan contras from the United States, air drop them over contra bases in Central America, land in Panama and load up with narcotics supplied by Colombia’s Medellin cartel, fly through pre-approved air routes on the U.S.-Mexican border, and air drop the drugs on designated cattle ranches in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The Evergreen flights, according to WMR’s FBI sources, were based out of the firm’s facility at Pinal Air Park in Marana, Arizona. Southern Air Transport flights were based out of Mena, Arkansas and other airfields in the Florida panhandle, Alabama, and Louisiana.

Once the drugs from the Medellin cartel were dropped on the cattle ranches, they would be loaded on trailer trucks and hauled to distribution points around the United States. Our FBI sources stated that the smuggling and distribution was aided and abetted by some of the wealthiest cattle ranchers and trucking industry executives in the United States, all of whom were large political contributors to the Republican Party and the Bush family.

…WMR’s FBI sources also confirmed that the senior CIA officer officially vested with the job of countering the international narcotics trade was actively involved in promoting the CIA’s own drug smuggling operations. The individual also served in the Treasury Department where he ensured that the surveillance of suspicious money flows by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) were scrubbed of any information that would point to the CIA’s involvement in drug money laundering.

…The jailed whistleblower also alleged that the CIA’s drug trade continues to flourish and that it involves Latin American Jews, Mossad agents and fabric and window covering warehouses in Florida, Georgia, and Texas that are used to store drugs from Latin America prior to distribution.

…WMR has learned from a Delta Force veteran that when units of the elite military force were sent into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, their first order from the CIA was to protect Afghan poppy fields. WMR’s FBI sources confirmed that Afghanistan has replaced Khun Sa’s poppy production operations in Burma’s “Golden Triangle” as the main source of opium and heroin for the CIA’s narcotics trade.

Something to keep in mind as we hear about project “together” in Marjah, Afghanistan.

SEE: Aangirfan: The military is the enemy?

aan found this:

when criminal = asset

According to Kay Griggs, her husband, Colonel George Griggs, USMC, trained young men from places like Romania, Dominican Republic, Haiti, etc. to be murderers. After psychologically profiling them. We’re talking about people like Jeffrey Dahmer, etc., who was in the military. “Serial killers.” Men with strong mothers, absent or abusive fathers, poor, difficult childhoods. People who crave the security of the military. Sexual deviants. The military looks for people like this… because they make great assassins.

Source:

Kay Griggs, wife of colonel George Griggs, USMC (retired USMC Commandant): 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, found her husband’s diary, which contains details of homosexual blackmail in the top ranks of the US Marine Corps and names leading politicians and military leaders. Kay Griggs’s information about the US government also comes from observations and people she met. She exposes initiation rituals, the raping of young men and blackmail and murders to keep people quiet. Much of this, according to Griggs, is related to secret society activity and she names figures like Henry Kissinger and a string of other top government individuals. This is part 1 of 2 of the full interview.

If you prefer audio only, here’s a link to that.
And here’s another three hours of Kay (part 2)…

Kay also mentions several other names:

General Jim Joy

General Carl Steiner

General Al Gray

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About 1:45:00 of Kay’s video, she starts to explain what “bright shining star” means.

Colonel Russell Williams, Commander, Canadian Air Force.

From the Globe and Mail:

If there was ever a childhood to prepare someone for the transient existence of an Air Force colonel, Russell Williams lived it - a meandering journey that saw him twice change his last name, and took him from England to barren northeastern Ontario to Canada’s most prestigious boys’ school. …He has been so many places and done so many things that he is a biographer’s worst nightmare: Everyone knows of him, but very few know him.

Born on March 7, 1963, in the Midlands region of England, young Russell was quickly uprooted for a new life in Chalk River, Ont. The 800-person village, which is home to Canada’s premier nuclear research laboratory, was hiring experts - including Russell’s father David Williams, a metallurgist. David and his wife, Nonie, had another son, Harvey. The marriage soured and they divorced. But in the remote and frigid Upper Ottawa Valley, Ms. Williams found love again, and married Mr. Sovka, in 1970.

…But the home was merely a base: Mr. Sovka’s nuclear expertise made him in demand around the globe, and by 1979, the family was in South Korea, where Mr. Sovka was overseeing another reactor project. For Russell’s final two years of high school, while his parents were in Asia, he boarded at UCC - where he went by the name Russ Sovka - and rubbed elbows with the scions of Canada’s wealthiest and most prominent business families. As a prefect, he reported to his house steward, Andrew Saxton, now a Conservative Member of Parliament for North Vancouver.

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How important is air transportation organized international crime rings? Very important. Who has access to lots of airplanes? The military.

According to Griggs, Gray is heavily involved in drug-smuggling. Herndon was stationed in Panama - a key drug transshipment point - and had a key position with Special Operations (CIA), training death squads in Central America.

“They train assassins,” says Griggs. “It’s called the Phoenix Program, but it involves mind-control…. It’s an old boy network, it’s an institution, and it’s run through the State Department….

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The Franklin Scandal: Pedophile Ring for the Rich and Powerful

The Frankin Scandal is the story of a nationwide pedophile ring that pandered children to a cabal of the rich and powerful. The ring’s pimps were a pair of political powerbrokers who had access to the highest levels of our government. Nebraska legislators nearly exposed the ring in 1990, but its unveiling had the potential to produce seismic political aftershocks.The legislators’ efforts resulted in rash of mysterious deaths and the overpowering corruption of federal and local law enforcement, including the FBI, Secret Service, and Justice Department, effecting an immaculate cover-up of the trafficking network.

Pedophilia and Congress

Now that is has been discovered that “Jeff Gannon” (real name James D. Guckert), a “reporter” for Talon News Service, a front operation run by the conservative Republican-oriented GOPUSA.com, was using an alias as a cleared White House reporter, details are emerging that threaten to immerse the Bush administration in a major scandal. “Gannongate,” which is only now being mentioned by the mainstream news media, threatens to expose a potentially damaging GOP pedophile and male prostitution ring dating back to the 1980s and the administration of George H. W. Bush. James D. Guckert, using the name Jeff Gannon and possibly other aliases, was also running gay porn sites, one with a U.S. Marine Corps theme that solicited males for prostitution.

Human Error: the most convenient excuse ever

1. pretty soon i think they will call it a day for this plane crash. amazing that with all that international help, they have yet to recover the boxes. i guess they will rule out sabotage, without any evidence to support that conclusion, and chalk it up to Human Error.

Rescue teams continued hunt Tuesday for bodies of the victims of an Ethiopian plane that crashed into the Mediterranean sea killing 90 people as Beirut was hanging onto hope that a submarine would arrive soon to help in recovering the jet and the black boxes before another storm invades Lebanon.

The Boeing 737 that crashed last week south of Beirut is thought to be at least 1,500 meters beneath the sea.

…French experts are expected to arrive in Beirut at 4:10 pm Tuesday to join crews searching for victims and the black boxes.

A Lebanese army officer said a vessel carrying a submarine was on its way to help. The plane crashed into the Mediterranean sea on Jan. 25 just minutes after takeoff from Beirut in a fierce thunderstorm with all 90 people on board feared dead. Rescue teams have recovered 14 bodies as well as a few body parts and pieces of the plane. Chances, however, of finding survivors has dwindled.

The aircraft’s main body and the two black boxes have not been found. U.S. Navy ship the USS Ramage has picked up signals from the flight recorders at a depth of 1,300 meters.

While the army official said he does not know when the vessels will arrive, Transportation and Public Works Minister Ghazi Aridi said the submarine has left and should be in Lebanese waters in the “next few days.”

The government has formally asked the U.S.-based Odyssey Marine Explorations to send a submarine to help in recovering the plane and the black boxes. The civilian ship, Ocean Alert, has also been searching Lebanese waters for the plane’s body and the flight recorders.

more @ naharnet

2. in other plane crash news, we are looking at Human Error. this is the message.

NEARLY A DECADE after the crash, Concorde trial begins in France. good timing.

Nearly a decade after a Concorde supersonic plane crashed outside Paris, killing 113 people, U.S.-based Continental Airlines and five people are on trial on manslaughter charges. The trial is expected to offer two very different explanations for the airline’s crash.

The Concorde crash on July 25, 2000, shook the aviation world and dealt a blow to an aircraft that was the pride of Europe.

With smoke and flames trailing from its engines, the New York-bound plane went down just two minutes after takeoff, crashing into a hotel near Charles de Gaulle airport outside Paris. All 109 people on board and four hotel workers were killed. Three years later, theConcorde was taken out of service for good.

source

3. safety reforms lag a year after NY plane crash

WASHINGTON — Key safety reforms haven’t been implemented nearly a year after 50 people died in the crash of a regional airliner near Buffalo, N.Y., despite promises of swift action from federal regulators and lawmakers.

On Tuesday, just 10 days shy of the one-year anniversary of the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board prepared to cite the probable cause of the accident and make safety recommendations.

The crash is considered one of the most significant accidents in recent years, because it revealed a safety gap between major airlines and the regional carriers they increasingly use to handle short-haul flights. Concerns were raised during an NTSB hearing last May that pilots with low-fare airlines are vulnerable to fatigue, long-distance commutes and inadequate training.

Since then, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt has persuaded regional carriers and their major airline partners to make a series of voluntary safety improvements. FAA has also increased inspections of their pilot training programs. But the agency is still drafting regulations to address the most critical safety issues raised by the accident. Final action is at least months away, and perhaps even years.

…On Feb. 12, 2009, Continental Connection Flight 3407 was approaching Buffalo-Niagara International Airport when the twin-engine turboprop experienced an aerodynamic stall and dove into a house. All 49 people aboard and one man in the house were killed. Testimony at last May’s hearing indicated the flight’s two pilots made a series of critical errors leading up to the crash.

more @ wapo

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/02/AR2010020200268.html

clash of civilizations in hyperdrive

the plane crash in Lebanon was noted but ECLIPSED by some other stories…

1. Guardian: Baghdad suicide bombers kill dozens in hotel attacks, three separate attacks on targets used by WESTERNERS in center of Iraqi capital. BUT WHO DIED? DID THE PEOPLE OF THE WEST DIE OR DID THE IRAQIS DIE? one cannot help note the symbolism of the names of the hotels and the method of attack: suicide bomber at the Palestine hotel, explosion at Babylon hotel, and of course the gunman at the Al Hamra hotel, and then the decoy “white van” broke through the security barrier to explode. oh wow do you think they are using symbolism? i think so. just like the new al queda threat will be from women suicide bombers who look Western.

At least 30 people have died in an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen on three hotels used by westerners in central Baghdad. Iraqi police gave the number of dead and said more than 40 were wounded by the blasts, which occurred in the last hour.

The attack began when a suicide bomber detonated his charge in the Palestine hotel. Minutes later a second explosion caused severe damage to the Babylon hotel, which is used by Iraqi travellers and sometimes for government meetings.

Gunmen then opened fire outside the Al Hamra hotel, where many foreign journalists are based. Security guards and Kurdish peshmurga fighters returned fire and the street was cleared, but a white van with a flashing red light – looking like an emergency vehicle – broke through the hotel’s security barriers and exploded inside the perimeter.

One report said the explosions took place in the Abu Nawas street area and that smoke was seen in the parking lot outside the entrance to the Ishtar Sheraton hotel, next to the Palestine, with the shock wave blowing open doors and sending dust into nearby offices.

more @ guardian

2. meanwhile, the Independent reports that Iraq executes Saddam henchman “chemical Ali” — such timing, that he would be hanged now, when he has been sentenced to death four times already since 2007. miraculous that the brutal Arab criminal is finally brought to justice for his crimes against humanity.

Iraq today executed Ali Hassan al-Majeed, the Saddam Hussein henchman widely known as “Chemical Ali”, for crimes against humanity, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said. “The death sentence against Ali Hassan al-Majeed has been carried out,” Dabbagh said. Majeed, a cousin of Saddam’s who earned his nickname because of his use of poison gas, was executed by hanging, the government said in a statement.

more @ independent

3. and the Indians — we can’t forget them. they are practically People of The West now that they have officially come over to Team US & Israel. so there was a plot to hijack an Indian plane and that sparked a UK alert

LONDON: Indian authorities are reported to have warned British intelligence agencies about a suspected plot by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in Pakistan to hijack an Air India or Indian Airlines plane, originating from Delhi or Mumbai, and “crash” it into a British city….

In a front-page report, The Sunday Times claimed that India told MI5 about the alleged plot early last week after the interrogation of Amjad Khwaja, a suspected militant, arrested in India recently. Khwaja was described as a “leader” of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, which is alleged to have been behind terror attacks in India.

The newspaper said the warning was contained in a “detailed threat assessment sent to MI5 by the Indian Intelligence Bureau.”

more @ the hindu

4. here is the information on Khwaja, who was plotting attacks on Western tourists in Goa, a place you may recall from reading aangirfan: David Headley and Jews. in addition, see this jpost article ‘israelis in Goa disastrous for tourism’

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1260447428661&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull

Khwaja is believed to have hired a suicide bomber to target Western tourists in Goa

Mohammed Abdul Khwaja (30), a commander of the militant group Huji for South India who was caught by the Hyderabad Special Task Force recently, was in-charge of recruiting youth from the region and training them to be terrorists, say the police.

It is believed he was  responsible for making Raziuddin Nasir, who was planning serial blasts in Goa, a suicide bomber.

more @ mid day

5. but wait. there’s so much more. the veil ban in public buildings courtesy of Sarkozy

PARIS - A FRENCH parliamentary panel will stop short of recommending a ban on face-covering veils in the street and instead will ask for the garb to be banned in public facilities such as hospitals, the panel’s president says. The 32-member panel’s report due Tuesday culminates a six-month inquiry into the wearing of all-encompassing veils that began after President Nicolas Sarkozy said in June that they are ‘not welcome’ on French territory.

more @ straits times

6. Germany: extremist Swede gives anti-Islam party millions, because nobody takes the danger of Islam seriously enough. right.

Swedish far-right businessman Patrik Brinkmann has announced he will pour €5 million into the coffers of Pro NRW, an anti-Islam populist party based in Cologne….In a report to air Sunday night on Germany’s public broadcaster WDR, Brinkmann says he fears Germany is becoming “too foreign” and that Sharia law will be introduced in the country.

“However, there are no, or very few, politicians who take this seriously,” Brinkmann said.

more @ the local

7. UK: Muslim leader says more 7/7 attacks to hit

BRITAIN faces more 7/7-style ­suicide bomb attacks for generations because Muslims have not fully integrated into British society, a senior Muslim adviser to the Government warned yesterday. Iqbal Wahhab, a leading businessman and member of the ­Ethnic Minority Advisory Group, fears that a ­terrorist attack on the UK could be imminent….He blamed the Government for the divisions between some ­Muslims and the wider British community. And he claimed that high unemployment among ­Muslims was also partly to blame.

more @ express

8. in Pakistan, the insidious Indian propaganda — opinion, excerpt:

Stereotyping Muslims justifies all actions to destabilize Pakistan and even to launch a war if necessary.

The hate against Muslims is a combined strategy of US, Israel and India. The so called ‘War on Terror’ has a covert design to suppress the Islamic resurgence and undermine its identity through a well orchestrated plan. Pakistan should not dismiss it as a ‘whimsical idea’. There is a method in madness. They have killed around 90,000 Muslims in Kashmir in alone notwithstanding regular communal riots like the one in Gujrat, where Muslims were cut into pieces like vegetables. Besides Muslims, Sikhs have been killed to the tune of 250,000 in the operation against Golden Temple. A significant number of Christians have been slaughtered only in Orissa. Dalits are being most brutally treated at the hands of Hindus and yet the propaganda is to whitewash the Hindu propensity for violence. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was indeed a man of great foresight. He saw through the game, the Hindus were playing that they were the true inheritors of the British Empire and every one else was to be left high and dry.

Unfortunately, the rest of the world is uncritically accepting the Indian propaganda that it is a vibrant democracy, quite oblivious of the reality that India is notoriously following its apartheid repressive policy against its religious minorities. They are covertly planning to destabilize through subversion in Balochistan, tribal areas and extending it to Punjab and Karachi. George Orwell said very rightly: “In time of universal deceit, telling to truth is a revolutionary act.” The truth must be heeded to and our countrymen must rise against Indian machinations.

read the whole thing

controlling the message

1. the PROBLEM of US hegemony and abuse of the internet … definitely a problem. BUT what should be done about this problem??

Concerns about the US monopoly of the domain name server (DNS) system grew among other nations as much as their reliance on the Internet for issues ranging from politics and the economy to defense and the general society. Years ago, there was a proposal that the Internet be administered by the United Nations or under international cooperation. The European Union insisted that the World Wide Web is an international resource that should be jointly managed by all nations. Some developing countries pointed out that at the early stage of Internet development, developed countries seized large amounts of domain names, leaving a limited few for them, and demanded a share with the US over Internet administration. American officials opposed the suggestion.

…US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Twitter and other social networking sites are “strategic assets of great importance” because “these new technologies make it harder for the ‘dictator regimes’ to control information”. A former intelligence official said the channeling of US ideology via the Internet is much easier than sending spies to target countries or training local agents in target countries who identify with US ideology. The move the US government made in June 2009 — when it dissented over the Chinese government’s order to install the filtering software Green Dam and pressured China’s government for interfering in the freedom on the ‘Net and the freedom of information flow — is probably related to its intention to infiltrate China.

According to a Hong Kong media agency, the CIA invests tens of millions of US dollars every year to aid “Chinese net traitors” to infiltrate Chinese net users with US ideology. They haunt major Chinese forums and portals. A website called “Wazhe Online” (Chinese Pinyin) is a secret mission with the cooperation of US government institutions and overseas “Tibetan splittist organizations” with the tasks of agitating, deluding, infiltrating and instigating Chinese net users, making up rumors to initiate riots and collecting information via the Internet. A Tibetan youth who once worked with one organization said it is an online spy agency which is supported by the US financially, controlled by the Americans and serves the Americans. A commentary on Hong Kong-based Ta Kung Pao said those who publish stories sensitive to China’s policies on the net have complex backgrounds and are hired by US and Japanese spy agencies.

much more @ chinaview

2. Hillary Clinton: would everybody PLEASE condemn people who engage in cyber attacks???

WASHINGTON - UNITED States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday called for global condemnation for those who carry out cyber attacks, as China sought to contain tension with the United States over online censorship and hacking.

In what was flagged as a major policy speech on Internet freedom, she said: ‘Countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation. In an interconnected world, an attack on one nation’s networks can be an attack on all.’…The Internet has already been a source of tremendous progress in China, and it’s great that so many people there are now online,’ she said. ‘But countries that restrict free access to information or violate the basic rights of Internet users risk walling themselves off from the progress of the next century.’

more @ straits times

3. FOR INSTANCE, let’s talk about Hezbollah’s news outlet al Manar. now as we all know Hezbollah is designated a “terrorist” operation, so the fact that they have a pretty decent news outlet is of NO CONSEQUENCE! they refer to israel as “the zionist entity.” that is so hurtful. it is practically hate speech! you better not be getting any news from al Manar tv or next thing you know the US govt will conflate you will aiding and abetting terrorists. capice? especially if any weapons happen to fall into Hezbollah’s hands, as bibi keeps predicting over and over and over again, and something happens to an israeli who is only acting in self-defense, and some Iranian weapons hurt a hair on his head via Hezbollah, and Hezbollah has a news channel…. you see where this is going right? if you read al Manar tv you might as well just fly to Iran and get a weapon and use it on an innocent israeli yourself. SAME THING. so shield your eyes. be innocent of knowledge.

The U.S. Embassy said Friday that a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives calling for punitive measures against Hizbullah’s al-Manar TV was not a measure taken against freedom of expression.

…The U.S. government believes

there is no difference

between a terrorist organization

and a media outlet run by it, Gliha said.

more @ naharnet

4. google’s deep CIA connections

Google is, in fact, is a key participant in U.S. military and CIA intelligence operations involving torture; subversion of foreign governments; illegal wars of aggression; and military occupations of countries which have never attacked the U.S. and which have cost hundreds of thousands of lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and elsewhere.

To begin with, Google is the supplier of the core search technology for ‘Intellipedia, a highly-secured online system where 37,000 U.S. spies and related personnel share information and collaborate on their devious errands.

Agencies such as the so-called ‘National Security Agency’ have also purchased servers using Google-supplied search technology which processes information gathered by U.S. spies operating all over the planet.

In addition, Google is linked to the U.S. spy and military systems through its Google Earth software venture. The technology behind this software was originally developed by Keyhole Inc., a company funded by Q-Tel http://www.iqt.org/ , a venture capital firm which is in turn openly funded and operated on behalf of the CIA.

more @ pravda

5. US state dept ‘not the foreign policy arm of google’ — that’s right. it’s the CIA.

Speaking of the cyberattacks which Internet giant Google said last week originated in China, Ross said: “I think it is important to emphasize the private nature of some of this.” “This is primarily an issue between Google and 30 plus other private entities and the Chinese government,” he said at the start of a panel discussion sponsored by the New America Foundation and Slate magazine. “But we have responded with what I think is justifiable concern,” Ross said. “We’ve asked for an explanation.”

Ross added that the United States and China “have had conversations over the years where we’ve made clear our opinions both about the freedom of expression as well as cybersecurity. “So we’re taking this very seriously,” he said. “But all of that said, the State Department is not the foreign policy arm of Google,” he said.

more @ inquirer

6. other managed messages:

no need to worry about the safety of the World Cup in South Africa. this little incident here is nothing to worry about - just a little operant conditioning.

The two men were wielding guns and preparing to unleash terror on the nation. With their faces obscured, they were apparently loading their guns in preparation to rob tourists and cause mayhem during the forthcoming World Cup in South Africa. This was the image a controversial television channel, E.tv, beamed to South Africa and probably the world when they broadcast a documentary about criminals trying to upset the progress made by South Africa to host the international football tournament.  But the image is causing a huge controversy among South Africans and journalists for what they term irresponsible journalism, and the media house has now been subpoenaed under Section 205 of the South African (SA) constitution, to reveal the identities of the two men shown in the video.

the departing US envoy to the Philippines, Kristie Kenney, is very very very grateful to the Malacanang Press

She thanked the Malacañang Press Corps for the “kind” treatment of US officials. “You’ve been meeting me with wonderful kindness but I see you’ve been wonderful to all of our official visitors and I appreciate that so deeply—Cabinet members, members of the US Congress have all found Malacañang Press Corps, you know, very kind and even and fair-tempered to people. I know how hard all of you work everyday, so thank you very much,” she said.

and i’m sure we all agree that people like this don’t know the difference between fantasy and reality and it’s a good thing he’s not in power anymore he could have caused a serious diplomatic incident. !!! !!!!! !!!!! boy, show some respect for the dead. sheesh.

‘Conspiracy theories aside, people actually died in that suicide attack. Dr Mahathir’s statement is disrespectful to the victims for it to be described that way, with reference to a Hollywood movie,’ he said on Thursday. Mr Ibrahim said that as the founder of the Perdana Global Peace Organisation, Dr Mahathir should know the root causes of terrorism and point out what led him to draw such conclusions. DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang in a statement said that Dr Mahathir would have created ‘an international incident’ between Malaysia and the United States if he was still the Prime Minister.

7. well in any case you have NOTHING to worry about because We Are Ready

The president of the United States has always had the constitutional authority, and duty, to protect the American people and direct the national response to any emergency that threatens the security and safety of the United States. The Rockefeller-Snowe Cybersecurity bill makes it clear that the president’s authority includes securing our national cyber infrastructure from attack. The section of the bill that addresses this issue, applies specifically to the national response to a severe attack or natural disaster. This particular legislative language is based on longstanding statutory authorities for wartime use of communications networks.

OK that seems pretty clear that the president can secure (control) the national infrastructure from attack as part of the national response to a severe attack or natural disaster based on statutory authorities for wartime use of communication networks. Right?

WRONG! THAT’S NOT WHAT IT SAYS CAN’T YOU READ?????

To be very clear, the Rockefeller-Snowe bill will not empower a “government shutdown or takeover of the Internet” and any suggestion otherwise is misleading and false.

Oh wow, that’s so confusing. The statement says one thing, and then it says the complete opposite! Yes you will allow the president to secure the private infrastructure based on the Rockefeller-Snowe bill based on longstanding statutory authorities for wartime use of communications networks, but no you will not suggest that the Rockefeller-Snowe bill empowered the president to shutdown or take over the internet. That would make you a LIAR.

So here’s the instruction: “Securing the private infrastructure based on longstanding statutory authorities for wartime use of communications networks” IS NOT “shutting down or taking over the internet.”

YES IT IS.
NO IT’S NOT.
YES IT IS.

Mind-fucking.

The purpose of this language is to clarify how the president directs the public-private response to a crisis, secure our economy and safeguard our financial networks, protect the American people, their privacy and civil liberties, and coordinate the government’s response.

No. The purpose of this language is mind-fucking people into supporting the government takeover of the internet after a false-flag terrorist attack. You will support President Obama. You will listen to whatever he says. Turn on the teevee.

hit the ground running

1. man threatening jews taken off flight, say police — See??? palestinians/arabs are dangerous, especially to jews

A Florida airline passenger who witnesses say proclaimed “I want to kill all the Jews” before police forced him off a Detroit-bound plane has been arrested. Miami-Dade police said in a statement today that 43-year-old Mansor Mohammad Asad of Toledo, Ohio, faces several charges including disorderly conduct. Police say a taxiing Northwest Airlines flight was turned around at Miami International Airport late yesterday. Witnesses told authorities Asad was loud, disruptive and claimed to be Palestinian. They believed he was sometimes speaking Arabic.

The Transportation Security Administration says three of his companions were taken off the plane and questioned. The plane departed after a search. A phone number for Asad rang unanswered. Police didn’t return a message.

source: the independent


2. F15s escort US airliner back  after “disturbance” — see? look at that response that is working it, baby. US airforce — ON IT.

WASHINGTON - TWO F-15 fighter jets intercepted an airliner bound for Hawaii on Wednesday and escorted it back to Portland, Oregon after a passenger caused a ‘disturbance,’ the North American Aerospace Defense Command said….’Shortly after take-off, a passenger caused a disturbance on the plane and the pilot decided to return the aircraft to Portland,’ it said. The fighter aircraft led the plane back to Portland airport at about 1.15pm and law enforcement officers were investigating the incident, according to the statement, which offered no other details. Norad, a joint US-Canada mission, scrambles fighter jets to respond to possible terrorist threats from the air, after the attacks of Sept 11, 2001 involving hijacked airliners.

source: straits times

3. Gulf warned of attacks — SEE??? boats too, under threat, but hey they have the names of the new aq honchos and command post in Somalia

KUWAIT CITY - WESTERN intelligence has warned energy-rich Gulf states that Al-Qaeda is on the verge of launching attacks mainly on ships after regrouping in the past few months, the Al-Qabas daily reported on Thursday. Citing unnamed Kuwaiti security sources, the daily said that Al-Qaeda has trained operatives in the region to carry out attacks on war, commercial and passenger vessels in the Gulf and Arabian Sea. Western intelligence has urged Gulf states to boost security measures to provide protection for ships, especially oil and gas tankers, the Kuwaiti security sources said.

The Al-Qaeda network has been able to regroup over the past few months, taking advantage of deteriorating security in Somalia and Yemen, and has successfully established command and control bases in the two countries, the sources said. They added that Qaeda operatives in Somalia have in recent weeks captured advanced weapons from government forces and transferred them to their counterparts in Yemen. Western intelligence also provided Gulf states with names and locations of new Al-Qaeda command posts in Somalia and names of field commanders and members in Gulf states most of whom unknown previously, the added. — AFP

4. Mumbai Chabad House gets letter warning of attack — SEE??? the poor jews can’t catch a break…

The Chabad House in Mumbai, India, that was the site of a terror attack one year ago has received an anonymous letter warning of another attack.  Israeli media reported that the hand-written letter included a picture of Hitler and included the message “Israel is dogs. We will strike again ? heil, Hitler.”…The Bureau on Thursday had warned Israelis in mid-October about a concrete threat of a possible terror attack, particularly in the Goa area.
haaretz: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1141021.html

5. in stunning prescience - Ottawa ordered airline scanners months ago — that must have made Chertoff so happy. SEE?? we *knew* something like this was gonna happen just knew it…

On Wednesday morning, Baird told CTV’s Canada AM that Canada chose to pursue the high-tech scanner technology months ago, putting an order in to manufacturers “before the United States were in the queue…and before some of the countries in Europe.” “We’re taking the leadership in this. We have to move quickly and expeditiously, we’re confident that these are the best machines available on the market and they are the only ones recognized by the (U.S.) Transportation Security Administration, so that was an important part of our decision,” Baird said during an interview from Ottawa.

source: toronto ctv

coming soon, maybe already here: the US radical

1. Anwar al-Awlaki: translator of jihad

The obvious, but it must be stated, is al-Qaeda’s aim to raise its profile abroad. Every bit as important is the necessity to raise its stature with followers and potential followers in the US. Central to this strategy is the rise of Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen of Yemeni descent now based in that country. Awlaki’s life in the US is well documented. Notable are his close associations with September 11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Hani Hanjour. Most recent is Awlaki’s relationship with Major Nidal Hasan, the alleged assassin at the US military base at Fort Hood, Texas, begun at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in northern Virginia and continued via e-mail from Yemen.

Of prime importance to al-Qaeda is Awlaki’s extensive understanding of US politics, culture and mores earned by a highly intelligent, highly educated, keenly articulate man.

…Metro Detroit is home to the two largest mosques in the US, built in a Muslim community of a density with no equal in that country. Al-Qaeda’s plan, if successful, seems designed to exacerbate already evident frictions between Muslims and the FBI in the Detroit Metro and more widely between the US Muslim community and the FBI.…It is unclear whether Awlaki survived a December 24 air strike on an al-Qaeda hideout in the mountains of Yemen’s Shabwah region. In any case, Yemen looks now to be too hot for him. Awlaki may be on the move to Somalia or Pakistan. All that is necessary to accomplish his role could be as little as a laptop, a video camera, Internet access and a prayer rug.

more here: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/LA07Ak05.html

2. and as previously noted, they expect something like this in the “jewish homeland”

Other than Hizbullah, Israel is concerned that al-Qaida is trying to recruit Europeans and Americans who have been indoctrinated with radical Islamic ideology to carry out attacks inside the Jewish state, the newspaper added.

3. Jordan disputes bomber’s ID

THE Jordanian official said Balawi had been interrogated by intelligence officers ‘around a year ago because of suspicions about his activities, but the probe found nothing and he was freed.

‘Humam left Jordan and traveled to Pakistan to continue medical studies that he had begun in Turkey. From Pakistan, he contacted the Jordanian authorities by e-mail and provided security information of extreme value that allowed (us) to abort terrorist operations that would have threatened the security of Jordan.’ He added that contact had been maintained with Balawi ‘in the interest of the security of Jordan.’

Friends close to the family said Balawi was born in Kuwait to a Palestinian family, which moved to Jordan following the Iraqi invasion of the Gulf emirate in 1990. They said he married a Turkish woman in the town of Tonya, where he was studying medicine, and that the couple has two children. AFP spoke to a sister, Hanan, but she declined to answer any questions. — AFP

AMMAN - A SENIOR Jordanian official said on Tuesday there was no proof that Jordanian Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi was, as has been claimed, the suicide bomber who killed eight people at a CIA base in Afghanistan.

‘There is no proof that Humam was actually the author of the attack, especially given that Taleban websites claim that it was an Afghan,’ said the official who declined to be identified. He added that Balawi had provided Jordanian intelligence with valuable information, but did not say whether he was still alive….The Jordanian intelligence services, believing the bomber to be their double agent, took him to eastern Afghanistan with the mission of finding Al-Qaeda number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the websites and Western intelligence agents cited by US media said. But instead he blew himself up at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province near the Pakistani border, killing seven CIA agents and his Jordanian handler, a top intelligence officer and member of the royal family. — AFP

source: straits times

4. he was an al qaeda TRIPLE agent (yeah, yeah…)

A suicide bomber who killed eight people at a CIA base in Afghanistan was an al-Qaida triple agent who duped Western intelligence services for months before turning on his handlers, jihadist websites boasted on Tuesday…Western diplomats said that the revelation of Jordanian involvement in a U.S. intelligence operation in Afghanistan was a blow for the Amman government.

“Jordan is likely to be embarrassed by the fact that Captain Ali’s death has revealed its cooperation with the CIA, which is not going to go down well with a predominantly anti-American public opinion,” one Western diplomat told AFP.

read more @ naharnet


5. “successful” security op kills two relatives, wounds three others, in capture of big AQ honcho, now the embassies can reopen oh thank god

Mohammed al-Hanq had evaded arrest on Monday during a security force raid in Arhab, 40 kilometres north of Sanaa, in which two of his relatives were killed and three other people wounded. He was arrested on Wednesday, along with two others who were wounded in the attack, at a hospital in the province of Amran, north of Sanaa, a security official said.

The US embassy, followed by the British and the French missions, had closed over security concerns prompted by fears of an Al-Qaeda threat against foreign interests just days after a failed attack on a US airliner claimed by the Al-Qaeda franchise in Yemen.

The US mission cited ’successful’ security operations north of the capital as it reopened for business on Tuesday, saying that Yemeni security forces had addressed a ’specific area of concern’ the previous day - thought to be a reference to the crackdown on Hanq’s group.

read more @ straits times

6. Iran tells Iranians not to talk to strangers  — here are the tools used to drive the psychological operations against Iran and AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. of course they will spin this as hysteria and paranoia, but this is a good list. the Iranians do not imagine it, and if you think they do, you been listening to people on this list:

1. Soros Foundation — Open Society

2. Woodrow Wilson Center
3. Freedom House
4. National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
5. National Democratic Institute (NDI)

6. International Republican Institute (IRI)
7. Institute for Democracy in East Europe (EEDI)
8. Democracy Center in East Europe (CDEE)
9. Ford Foundation
10. Rockefeller Brothers Foundation
11. Hoover Institute at Stanford University
12. Hivos Foundation, Netherlands
13. Menas, U.K.
14. United Nations Association (USA)
15. Carnegie Foundation
16. Wilton Park, U.K.
17. Search for Common Ground (SFCG)
18. Population Council
19. Washington Institute for Near East Policy
20. Aspen Institute
21. American Enterprise Institute
22. New America Foundation
23. Smith Richardson Foundation
24. German Marshall Fund (US, Germany and Belgium)
25. International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
26. Abdolrahman Boroumand Foundation
27. Yale University
28. Meridian Center
29. Foundation for Democracy in Iran
30. International Republican Institute [again --- see 6]
31. National Democratic Institute [again --- see 5]
32. American Initiative Institute (?)
33. Institute of Democracy in Eastern Europe
34. American Aid Center (?)
35. International Trade Center
36. American Center for International Labor Solidarity
37. International Center for Democracy Transfer
38. Community of Democracies (?)
39. Albert Einstein Institute
40. Global Movement for Democracy
41. The Democratic Youth Network
42. Democracy Information and Communication Technology Group
43. International Movement of Parliamentarians for Democracy
44. ???
45. RIGA Institute
46. The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School
47. Council on Foreign Relations
48. Foreign Policy Committee, Germany
49. Middle East Media Research Institute (described as an Israeli institute)
50. Centre for Democracy Studies, U.K.
51. Meridian Institute [again --- see 28]
52. Yale University and all its affiliates [again --- see 27]
53. National Defense University, U.S.
54. Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
55. American Center FLENA (active in Central Asia)
56. Committee on the Present Danger
57. Brookings Institution
58. Saban Center, Brookings Institution
59. Human Rights Watch

thoughts on the resistance

In order for the resistance to work, we need to know individually and as a whole what we’re resisting. The large outlines are pretty clear: world government, financial slavery, martial law, a medical police state. This is about maintaining sovereignty. Sovereignty over our country, sovereignty over our states, sovereignty over cities and towns, sovereignty over our families. Sovereignty over our bodies and our minds.

Sometimes the resistance will require that you do something, and other times it will require that you not do something. It depends what the evil force is doing. An effective resistance implies doing the opposite of whatever the evil force is trying to get you to do. If they want you to stop doing something, you don’t stop. If they want you to start doing something, you don’t start. You simply have to figure out what they want and do the opposite.

In essence, TPTB want to remove all sovereignty. They want total control. At best, they want you to be a slave. But they don’t say that of course, that would tip you off. So instead they weave a narrative. In this narrative they are simply adding a layer on top of the existing structures, which of course will remain with only slight changes not to worry, and this supra-national layer of cooperation will facilitate solving all sorts of seemingly intractable problems that we hear so much about: wars, the environment, the financial crisis, world hunger, terrorism, etc. They helpfully explain that if we only cooperated just a little more, we can solve these problems. Yes we can. You may not realize or even believe that you will cede sovereignty for this to work, but actually, that is the whole point of the exercise. Of course they don’t explain that. You would never agree to it, as they know perfectly well! Thus the lies of omission. Lies of comission. Many, many lies.

The evil works from the top down, from the outside in. The resistance works from the bottom up, from the inside out. It starts in your mind. It starts in you when you reclaim sovereignty over your own thoughts. If there’s one thing the resistance needs, it is for people to think. Thinking is creative. The resistance begins in your mind, in the sovereignty of your mind. If you’re not free there, you will never be free. And if you are free in your own mind, the rest will follow.

Free people have dignity. Dignity means that you don’t sit around waiting for people to do things for you if you can do them yourself. You are free to take care of yourself. Little babies wear diapers and we have to change them. Little toddlers learn to use the toilet and for a while we have to help them. Eventually they can do it all by themselves and everyone is happy. It’s a basic level of dignity. Hold onto your freedom. Hold onto your dignity. Don’t give them away because you’ll enjoy that about as much as having to call someone in to wipe your own ass for you.

It is my belief that God very much wants us to do some very basic things for ourselves at this moment in time. Just as a parent who *knows* his child is capable of managing things in the bathroom might say, “Please don’t make me come in there, you can handle it. Do the best you can.” So perhaps might God have the same attitude with us right now. Yes it’s messy. We can handle it. We can always take a shower after. Thank you God for making human beings completely washable. Even if he decides to come in, the most he might do is start running the hot water for us. That would be ok. That means we can take a nice shower soon.

God created us. He created us in his image. Thus we can create. Human beings are creative. The resistance is creative. The resistance is how God works through human beings to protect his own creation.

Some people never seem to create anything but always want to destroy things. You can tell if they lie, if they say anything that seems convenient and don’t seem to even realize they’re doing it. You can tell if they don’t seem to have any personal integrity, anything inside that helps them resist doing whatever they feel like at any given moment. These sorts of people will not be part of the resistance. Don’t waste your time with them. The resistance is a creative force, not a destructive force. The bare threshold requirement is that people have some ability to think their own thoughts and display some personal integrity.

The resistance also needs everyone to think because the evil force uses trickery, and in particular they use trickery to get people to REact. A sovereign action, a sovereign decision, is not the same as a reaction. When you decide to take your car out for a drive, that is a sovereign decision. When you swerve to avoid hitting a deer, that is a reaction. The evil force will try to elicit reactions that they can then use to justify what they have long planned. That is why we all need to be able to think, so that we can properly assess when we might be walking into a trap.

Sometimes you will need to do something, and sometimes you will need to do nothing. There’s no manual. This will be a creative process. That is why it will work.

UPDATE: Jim Kirwan writes:

“An insidious brainwashing program set to be launched next week will “organically” weave the government’s political propaganda into prime time network television shows, with positive talking points about Obama’s environmental, bailout, health care and “servitude” agenda being seamlessly integrated into the content of dramas, reality shows and comedies.

Under the auspices of a program run by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), network TV shows will be used to promote “service and volunteerism” on behalf of the public as part of a “week-long of television programming on all four leading broadcast networks ­ ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and all affiliated broadcast and cable properties as well, and other networks, beginning October 19.”

According to the EIF press release, “Network shows that will feature volunteerism in some way during the week of Oct 19th,” include the following.

ABC
All My Children, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Brothers and Sisters, Castle, Cougar Town, Dancing With The Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Flash Forward, General Hospital, Good Morning America, Grey’s Anatomy, Hank, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Modern Family, One Life To Live, Private Practice, The Forgotten, The Middle, The View, Ugly Betty

CBS
Cold Case, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Gary Unmarried, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs

FOX
America’s Most Wanted, Bones, Brothers, COPS, So You Think You Can Dance, Till Death

NBC
30 Rock, Access Hollywood, Community, Days of Our Lives, Heroes, Parks and Recreation, The Biggest Loser, The Office, Today Show

Despite the fact that this was announced back in September, a new investigation by John Nolte has revealed all kinds of surreptitious connections that give a solid indication of what we can expect to be promoted by the TV shows that will effectively be under government control from Monday onwards.

Hokay! Well, if you watch teevee (and I don’t), and you think people like me and Jim are crazy conspiracy theorists, here’s the challenge:

Watch some of these shows with this information in mind, and ask yourself honestly: Are they trying to control what you think?

Now why would they do that?

UPDATE 2: Henry Makow writes:

In the documentary, Demographic Bomb,” the Director of the UN Population Division, Hania Zlotnick admits the UN got women in developing countries to sterilize themselves by having TV stars do it in soap operas.

In developed countries, the Illuminati bankers have achieved the same goal in similar fashion by pushing promiscuity and homosexuality in the mass media.

In a famous 1969 memo, Rockefeller-sponsored Planned Parenthood VP Frederick Jaffe proposed the following measures to reduce U.S. fertility: (a) encourage increased homosexuality,(b) fertility control agents in water supply, (c) encourage women to work, (d) abortion and sterilization on demand, and (e) make contraception truly available and accessible to all.

The mass media is the mental “water supply.” It defines “norms” (acceptable behavior) and therefore reshapes behavior. You can’t watch television without seeing aggressive career women showing up men and engaging in promiscuous sex, often with each other. Homosexuality is treated as normal, the “cool” and “edgy” thing. The Illuminati have moved the goalposts, and created a new bogus reality. They have decreased the birth rate in the United States as surely as in Bangladesh.

An illustration of how tightly controlled the TV plot-lines are: This week, 90 television shows are promoting “volunteerism” in their stories. They don’t tell you what else they have promoting over the years, but it’s plain to see: racism, i.e. the disappearance of race through interracial marriages; disappearance of religion and family (feminism); and the fore mentioned promiscuity and homosexuality. This agenda is mirrored in the school system.

Programming is programming.

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.