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Fitzgerald and Gould Examine the Afghan American Narrative 2011
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould expose the official 1980s "narrative" on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan as propaganda created by the MSM to build support for Charlie Wilson's War. See invisiblehistory.com for more information.
China’s ‘carrier killer,’ the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile that can destroy American ships, had a unique origin: its base technology was pilfered from U.S. military trash during the 1990s, according to recent revelations by a Chinese military analyst.
Further, a key part of the rocket system for that missile was obtained from U.S. engineering firm Martin Marietta, also in the 1990s.
Richard Fisher, who has kept close tabs on the transfer of military technology to China, says that a “U.S. source” recently told him what he had suspected all along: that from the tons of military scrap China bought from the U.S. a decade and a half ago, intelligence was gathered to develop the radar guidance system that is now being used in the Dongfeng-21C, which enabled the People’s Liberation Army to develop its DF-21D medium range ballistic missile for destroying American aircraft carriers.
“Due to China's guile and America's gullibility, China is in 2011 able to threaten the Asian balance of power with a new unique weapon for which the U.S. has no defense,” Fisher said in an email. “A US carrier has a crew that numbers up to 6,000. That's nearly twice the number of Americans who died at Pearl Harbor.”
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia and a Third World War
The First World War began over irreconcilable differences in a very similar set of circumstances. Two tiny ethnic powder-kegs backed by large world powers in a strategic part of the world. When the war began, existing security pacts came into force and the war spread like wildfire.
The Second World War also began over the territorial disputes, but this time between larger powers (Nazi Germany and the British Empire), though the outbreak of actual fighting was due again to the same factor – intricate alliance systems in a volatile part of the world.
May this never be the case as long as we live, but a conflagration involving Turkey and Russia over this disputed territory could evolve into a Third World War, quickly spreading across the region and the broader world, thanks to existing security pacts.
The CIA’s Fake “Arab Spring” Becoming A Long, Hot Summer Of War
Obama Regime Courts World Conflagration: Imperial Overstretch Threatens as US, NATO Wage Five Wars: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Yemen – Are Syria, Iran, Lebanon Next?
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
June 20, 2011
Washington DC, June 20- With the previously covert US bombing of Yemen out in the open, the Obama administration is now waging illegal wars against at least five countries – Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Yemen. Given Obama’s absurd and Orwellian theory that acts of war from the air in the sea do not constitute hostilities under the terms of the War Powers Act, this list may be incomplete, and stealth US attacks may be going on elsewhere as well. As spring turns into summer along the banks of the Potomac, there are signs that Obama’s next move may be a trifecta of aggression – an attack on Syria which would also embroil the US in war with Iran and with the Hezbollah forces of Lebanon. Or, the Obama rampage may strike Pakistan. The “Arab Spring” of color revolutions, military coups, and destabilizations is moving inexorably towards a possible world conflagration whose outlines are already visible.
According to military sources speaking on the Alex Jones radio program on June 15, US Special Forces units based at Fort Hood, Texas, have been told to prepare for deployment to Libya no later than July. Also on alert, reportedly for September or October, are the heavy armored units of the First Cavalry Division, currently located in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with other components of the US III Corps at various US bases. Observers point out that US Special Forces have been in Libya since February at the latest. They also note that, while the Libyan destination is highly plausible, some of these units may also find themselves on the way to Yemen, Syria, Iran, or beyond. At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry was denouncing the presence of the US Aegis cruiser Monterrey in the Black Sea. The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan and its task force are presently off the coast of Syria. One very plausible explanation for these deployments might be that a US attack on Syria, under the pretext of protecting civilians, is imminent.
On June 19, CNN reported1 a large-scale US Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps military drill, the biggest of its type in history, along much of the American Atlantic coast under the code name of Exercise Mailed Fist, to be conducted from June 19-24. “The exercise is designed to test the capability of every type of Marine Corps aircraft, including MV-22 Ospreys and F/A 18 Hornets, as well as some Navy ships and Air Force planes,” CNN reported. This drill appears designed to train for Continue reading The CIA’s Fake “Arab Spring” Becoming A Long, Hot Summer Of War atTARPLEY.net
Ahmadinejad Urges Change in Current "Unjust" World Order
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed the current world order as "unjust", and urged a structural change in the international system.
"The existing problems will not be solved while oppression and discrimination exist in the world," Ahmadinejad stated in a meeting with visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir here in Tehran on Sunday.
He pointed to the recent developments in the region, and said, "Today is the best chance for such a change."
President Ahmadinejad further called on nations to keep vigilant and prevent enemies from replacing their previous rulers through misleading slogans and in new forms.
Elsewhere, Ahmadinejad urged cooperation among the regional nations to eliminate the root causes of terrorism, and noted, "The regional nations and states will not witness tranquility while the inauspicious phenomenon of terrorism continues to exist."
During the meeting, Bashir said that the Tehran conference on terrorism shed light on the root causes of terrorist operations.
He added that Sudan shares Iran's view about campaign against terrorism.
The First International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism officially started work here in Tehran on Saturday with several high-ranking officials and international figures in attendance.
The event has brought together senior officials from at least 60 countries, and representatives from several international organizations, including the UN.
The event is aimed at increasing international convergence and coordination in fighting terrorism.
Paul Craig Roberts: Will Washington Foment War Between China and India?
BEIJING -- More than half of all Chinese provincial-level regions have established a mechanism to offer subsidies to the needy as high inflation pushes up their daily living costs.
he National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's top economic planner, said Friday that 18 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities had set up the mechanism to give financial support to the needy in both urban and rural areas.
Another six provincial-level regions will implement the mechanism before the end of August, according to an NDRC statement.
The statement said the entire country will be covered by the end of this year.
The scheme mainly covers the disabled, low-income residents and unemployed. In Tianjin, a monthly subsidy of 20 yuan is offered to the needy if the consumer price index (CPI), the main gauge of inflation, rises between 3-5 percent; if the CPI rises between 5-7 percent, the subsidy will rise to 30 yuan.
Most regions will hand out subsidies if the price index surges above 4 percent.
"The mechanism seeks to ensure that the quality of people's lives are not reduced despite the rises in consumer prices," said an official with the NDRC, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
China's CPI shot up 5.5 percent year-on-year in May, a 34-month high.
Some people who need medical care but can't afford it go to the emergency room. Others just hope they'll get better. James Richard Verone robbed a bank.
Earlier this month, Verone (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience store clerk, walked into a Gastonia, N.C., bank and handed the cashier a note demanding $1 and medical attention. Then he waited calmly for police to show up.
He's now in jail and has an appointment with a doctor this week.
Verone's problems started when he lost the job he'd held for 17 years as a Coca Cola deliveryman, amid the economic downturn. He found new work driving a truck, but it didn't last. Eventually, he took a part-time position at the convenience store.
But Verone's body wasn't up to it. The bending and lifting made his back ache. He had problems with his left foot, making him limp. He also suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.
Then he noticed a protrusion on his chest. "The pain was beyond the tolerance that I could accept," Verone told the Gaston Gazette. "I kind of hit a brick wall with everything."
Verone knew he needed help--and he didn't want to be a burden on his sister and brothers. He applied for food stamps, but they weren't enough either.
So he hatched a plan. On June 9, he woke up, showered, ironed his shirt. He mailed a letter to the Gazette, listing the return address as the Gaston County Jail.
"When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me," Verone wrote in the letter. "This robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body."
In a world where potential employers will almost certainly toss your name into a search engine before considering you for a job, we should all be very careful about what we put online. However, sometimes we slip up, leaving a nasty smear on an otherwise pristine social networking persona. Now, thanks to a ruling by the FTC, background checking services can store those unfortunate moments for up to 7 years after you've deleted them from the web.
A company called Social Intelligence — which provides background checks for companies during the hiring process — recently drew ire from would-be employees due to its practice of building detailed files on applicants. The company keeps these records, which can contain embarrassing pictures or comments that have long since been deleted, in case they are requested by other potential employers in the future. The FTC, after taking a microscope to Social Intelligence's information gathering methods, declared that the company fell within the guidelines of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Individuals who believe their social record is tarnished through no fault of their own are welcome to dispute the firm's findings. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people affected have no idea what information Social Intelligence has on them until they are denied a job. So before you update your Facebook or Twitter status, remember that the information you put forth can come back to haunt you, years after you've wiped your web slate clean.
[Updated 6/21/11]: According to an update on the original article, and subsequent contact with Social Intelligence, the company's records are not reused for later employer inquiries. The historical data is stored, but according to the company, it is only used to verify chain-of-custody should legal issues arise down the road. Social Intelligence insists that it pulls a new report on each individual each time it is requested.
Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a "Real Food" evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a "typical" breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.
About this speaker
Robyn authored "The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It." A former Wall Street food industry analyst, Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded allergykidsfoundation.org and was named by Forbes as one of "20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter." The New York Times has passionately described her as "Food's Erin Brockovich."
International Monetary Fund at a glance-On the Edge with Max Keiser-06-24-2011
In this edition of On the Edge, Max Keiser interviews Gerald Celente from TrendsReaserch.com. He talks about how IMF does business. They go to desperate countries and lend them money and as for repayment they tell the host country to tax their people. Later they demand more money so they go after public properties and services (Bridges, Highways, Water Supply ...) of that country.
CIA Report: United States Account Balance – Negative $561 Billion
The Central Intelligence Agency often reports
interesting tidbits in their online publication, The World Factbook. A
reader sent me a link pointing towards the “current account balance” of all the
countries in the world. The entry records a country’s net trade in
goods and services, plus net earnings from rents, interest, profits, and
dividends, and net transfer payments (such as pension funds and worker
remittances) to and from the rest of the world during the period
Guess who is in the lead? And guess who it towards the bottom?
China leads the world by a long shot, with Greece, Portugal and other
EU countries such as France bringing up the tail-end (hence, the austerity
measures, riots, etc). Of course, as we all guessed it; the United States
is in dead last place with a total account deficit of around $561 Billion.
And these are the 2010 figures. At this rate, we will soon be into
the trillions, if not already. Depending on what part of 2010 these
figures are from, it could be close to 18 months old.
Where are the American Riots? I suppose the herd hasn’t
bothered to look up and realize that the cliff is quickly
Death of the US Dollar; in T-minus 14 months and
As the US economy continues to drift in dangerous waters, some commentators apparently see an opportunity to divert attention away from America’s heap of dirty laundry, lobbing bitter attacks against Russia and its economic policies instead.
For anybody who doubts there are still Americans suffering from a Cold War hangover, they would do well to consider this zinger by Robert Kagan, a regular commentator with The Washington Post, who recently asked the question:
“Can the United States blithely do business with this corrupt, authoritarian mafia state?”
“Some in the administration don’t think so,” says Kagan, without revealing his official sources. “They doubt that foreign investors will ever flock to a Russia this corrupt and dangerous.”
Ironically, Russia gets branded “corrupt and dangerous,” yet it was “corrupt and dangerous” US companies (like Goldman Sachs) that encouraged investment into defective subprime mortgage loans, which in turn led to the near-collapse of the entire global economy. It required a government rescue package to the tune of $2 trillion taxpayer dollars to save the “too-big-to-fail” US financial institutions and other companies. The average American got a "cash-for-clunkers" program, and a brief reprieve on his mortgage payment.
Meanwhile, those affable American CEOs – not one of whom spent a single night pondering their indiscretions through prison bars – are relaxing on the proverbial beach while the people who rescued them can not even get a two-week vacation from their jobs. Even China, the other great oppressor state, still gives its workers more vacation time than American employers.
Yet it is Russia that gets branded as a “corrupt, authoritarian mafia state.”
Full Disclosure Network presents a four-minute preview of hour long interview recorded in the L A County Central Men's jail with political prisoner Richard I Fine who has never been charged or conviced of a crime but has been held in solitary, "Coercive Confinement" for over a year. Dr. Fine holds a PhD in International Law and was an anti-trust attorney with the DOJ in Washington D.C. before he was ordered to jail in civil contempt of court. Listen to him describe the corruption in L A County and the Justice System is a threat to our American Democratic process and to the nation. Then he reveals his simple solution to ridding the corruption from our government.
Cost of Courage: the Story of Richard I. Fine Segment 1 of 12
ABUSE OF POWER: Dr. Richard I Fine describes his battle with the California Justice System and why Judge David Yaffe any jailed indefinitely to solitary "coercive confinement" for civil contempt of Court. Features excerpts from FDN's interview with Fine on March 3, 2009, the day before he was jailed for refusing to obey Judge Yaffe's orders in protest of the Judicial Corruption in California.
Because a 21-year-old man was caught on a security camera urinating into a city reservoir, Oregon's biggest city is sending 8 million gallons of treated drinking water down the drain.
The reservoirs distribute water that flows from glaciers on Mount Hood. It is treated before it goes to the reservoirs for distribution, and then goes directly to consumers.
The reservoirs are drained twice a year for cleaning, and workers have found animal carcasses, paint cans, construction material, fireworks debris and even the plastic bags people use to scoop up after their dogs, said David Shaff, administrator of the city water bureau.