You don't scare me! Moment protester came face to face with anti-riot police armed with tear gas as a million take to the streets.
By Daily Mail Reporter
13th October 2010
This is the moment a young blonde
demonstrator walked right up to anti-riot police seemingly oblivious of
the tear gas being sprayed at her.
The incident happened in front of the Employers’ union Medef’s regional headquarters today in Caen, north-west France.
Following the demonstration against
President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plan to raise the retirement age to 62,
several hundred protesters headed for the Medef and faced security
A French anti-riot police officer sprays tear gas at a demonstrator in front of the employers' union Medef's regional HQ in Caen, north-west France
The girl continues to approach the riot squad, despite the gas being sprayed in her face. The demonstration against plans to raise the retirement age brought more than a million people on to the streets of France
The nationwide strike by major
French unions cancelled flights and trains and shut the Eiffel Tower,
disrupting daily life for many and putting new pressure on the
government to drop a plan to raise the retirement age by two years.
Unionised train and Paris public
transport workers vowed to stay off the job for at least another day,
and police said at least 1.2 million people marched in protests against
the plan, the largest turnout in four nationwide demonstrations over
the past five weeks.
That could be a signal of rising
momentum for the movement facing off against President Nicolas
Sarkozy’s governing conservatives over its proposal to raise the
retirement age from 60 to 62.
The government has refused to back down, saying the plan is the only way to save the money-draining pension system.
Some unions upped the ante by
declaring open-ended strikes starting today, meaning walkouts could
drag on for days or even weeks.
Demonstrators stormed the Colonne de Juillet (July Column) at the Place de la Bastille in Paris during the protest march over pension reforms
The outlook for Wednesday is still
uncertain in many sectors, but many workers at the national railways
planned to stay off the job, as did some employees of the Paris
transport network. Some oil workers pledged to keep up a protest at
refineries, and one union warned of looming gasoline shortages.
Hundreds of tourists visiting the Eiffel Tower were ushered away after workers there voted to join the strike.
‘The closure of the monument is a
symbol,’ said Yann Leloir, a striking employee. The tower - France’s
most-visited monument - is to reopen on Wednesday as usual.
Unions fear the erosion of a cherished workplace benefit, and say the cost-cutting axe is coming down too hard on workers.
Despite the strikes, parliament has
pushed ahead with the reform: The lower house approved it last month,
and the Senate has already approved the article on raising the
retirement age to 62 but is still debating the overall reform.
Deserted: Passengers wait in Lyon Perrache train station after thousands of public sector workers went on strike over pension reforms
Unrest: A Nice airport employee stands at check in desks and, right, a protester displays a placard during a demonstration in Marseilles
Empty: A passenger reads the information board in Nice airport. Travellers face disruption after rail, airport and sea port workers went on strike
Even with the change, France would
still have among the lowest retirement ages in the developed world. The
country has a huge budget deficit and sluggish growth, and the
government says it must get its finances in better order.
France’s European Union partners are
keeping watch as they face their own budget cutbacks and debt woes.
Sarkozy’s government is all but staking its chances for victory in
presidential and legislative elections in 2012 on the pension reform,
which the president has called the last major goal of his term.
Prime Minister Francois Fillon told lawmakers that backing down would be ‘economic madness and a social catastrophe.’
Meanwhile, more than 200 street
demonstrations were held throughout the country, with workers marching
amid smoke from flares and holding aloft giant union balloons.
Some 1.23million people marched in
boisterous but peaceful protests across the country, the Interior
Ministry said, though the CFDT union put the total turnout at
3.5million. Both figures were higher than the estimates from other
marches over the past five weeks.
Some high school students took part,
saying they feared for their future. In Paris, high schoolers from
suburban Vitry-sur-Seine carried a cardboard coffin above their heads
in a mock funeral procession.
‘It’s Sarkozy’s tomb,’ said 17-year-old Roxanne Evenisse.
Crowded: Packed platforms at Saint Lazare metro station in Paris as the national day of industrial action takes place
Anger: The French government wants to pass legislation raising the retirement age to 62
Action: French students also took part in the industrial action
Another marcher said he doubted the protest would move France’s leaders.
‘They are deaf,’ said Jean Baillon,
57, an employee of France’s nuclear energy agency, CEA. ‘But if this
lasts a few more days, then maybe that will change.’
Bernard Thibault, head of the CGT
labor union, told i-Tele news channel that this time the strikes ‘will
continue for as long as needed’. Past walkouts on the issue lasted only
Train drivers launched an open-ended
strike on Monday night, and the work stoppages widened to other sectors
today. About one out of every three high-speed trains was running,
while the Eurostar service to Britain was unaffected, the SNCF rail
Around 30 per cent of flights were
cancelled at France’s busiest airport, Paris’s Charles de Gaulle, while
cancellations at the capital’s second airport, Orly, reached 50 per
cent, according to aviation authorities. Most of the affected flights
were short-haul domestic flights or inter-European flights.
Workers at all six of oil giant
Total SA’s French refineries were striking, and two of them had begun
preparations for total shutdowns, company spokesman Michael
Crochet-Vourey said. He declined to estimate how long it would take
before the strikes translated into gas shortages at the pump.
Blocked: High school students bar the way into Condorcet school in Paris
Dwindling supply: Oil refinery workers block the entrance at DPF in Fos-sur-Mer, Marseille
Participation in the strikes varied
by sector. Nearly 17 per cent of postal workers stayed off the job, the
national mail service said. The Education Ministry said about 22 per
cent of teachers took part, less than during the last strike on
With service on suburban trains and
the Paris subway and bus lines slashed by about half, commuters rolled
into work on bikes, rollerblades and skateboards.
‘I understand the strikers, I
tolerate it,’ said Fuad Fazlic, 38, a tailor at French luxury label
Chanel, as he rolled his bicycle out of the Gare du Nord train station
on his way to work.
Fazlic said he learned his lesson
after strikes in 1995 brought much of France to a standstill for about
two months: ‘I have been biking to work ever since.’
Two recent news items emanating from the United States have begun to reverberate in Pakistan and give rise to speculation that growing American drone strikes and NATO helicopter attacks in that country may be the harbingers of far broader actions: Nothing less than the expansion of the West’s war in Afghanistan into Pakistan with the ultimate goal of seizing the nation’s nuclear weapons.
The News International, Pakistan’s largest English-language newspaper, published a report on October 13 based on excerpts from American journalist Bob Woodward’s recently released volume “Obama’s Wars” which stated that during a trilateral summit between the presidents of the U.S., Afghanistan and Pakistan on May 6 of 2009 Pakistani head of state Asif Ali Zardari accused Washington of being behind Taliban attacks inside his country with the intent to use them so “the US could invade and seize its nuclear weapons.” 
Woodward recounted comments exchanged at a dinner with Zardari and Afghan-born Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (2007-2009), to Iraq (2005-2007) and Afghanistan (2003-2005). Khalilzad was also a close associate of Jimmy Carter administration National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, architect of the U.S. strategy to support attacks by armed extremists based in Pakistan against Afghanistan starting in 1978, when he joined the Polish expatriate at Columbia University from 1979-1989.
The baton for what is now Washington’s over 30-year involvement in Afghanistan was passed from Brzezinski to Khalilzad in the 1980s when the latter was appointed one of the Ronald Reagan administration’s senior State Department officials in charge of supporting Mujahedin fighters operating out of Peshawar in Pakistan. He joined the State Department in 1984 on a Council on Foreign Relations fellowship and worked for Paul Wolfowitz, then-Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, at Foggy Bottom. His efforts were augmented by the Central Intelligence Agency’s deputy director at the time, Robert Gates, now U.S. defense secretary. Two of their three chief clients, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Jalaluddin Haqqani, are founders and leaders of Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin and the Haqqani network, against whom Gates’ Pentagon is currently waging war on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
According to Woodward’s account of the Pakistani president’s accusations to Khalilzad in May of last year, “Zardari dropped his diplomatic guard. He suggested that one of…two countries was arranging the attacks by the Pakistani Taliban inside his country: India or the US. Zardari didn’t think India could be that clever, but the US could. [Afghan President Hamid] Karzai had told him the US was behind the attacks, confirming the claims made by the Pakistani ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence].” 
Khalilzad, whose résumé also includes stints at the Defense Department, the National Security Council, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the National Endowment for Democracy, the RAND Corporation (where he assisted in establishing the Middle East Studies Center) and the Project for the New American Century, reportedly took issue with Zardari’s contention, which led to the latter responding that what he had described “was a plot to destabilize Pakistan,” hatched in order that, according to Woodward’s version of his words, “the US could invade and seize [Pakistan's] nuclear weapons.”
The account stated Zardari “could not explain the rapid expansion in violence otherwise. And the CIA had not pursued the leaders of the Pakistani Taliban, a group known as Tehrik-e-Taliban-e-Pakistan or TTP that had attacked the government. TTP was also blamed for the assassination of Zardari’s wife, Benazir Bhutto.”
In the Pakistani president’s words: “We give you targets of Taliban people you don’t go after. You go after other areas. We’re puzzled.”
When Khalilzad mentioned that U.S. drone attacks inside Pakistan “were primarily meant to hunt down members of al Qaeda and Afghan insurgents, not the Pakistan Taliban,” Zardari responded by insisting “But the Taliban movement is tied to al Qaeda…so by not attacking the targets recommended by Pakistan the US had revealed its support of the TTP. The CIA at one time had even worked with the group’s leader, Baitullah Mehsud,” Zardari asserted.  (Three months later a CIA-directed drone strike killed Mehsud, his wife and several in-laws and bodyguards.)
In August of 2009, while still commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, then-General Stanley McChrystal issued his classified COMISAF (Commander of International Security Assistance Force) Initial Assessment which asserted the “major insurgent groups in order of their threat to the mission are: the Quetta Shura Taliban (05T), the Haqqani Network (HQN), and the Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HiG).”  The first is an Afghan Taliban group which as its name indicates is based in the capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province.
Steve Coll, Alfred McCoy and other authorities on the subject have documented the CIA’s involvement with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Jalaluddin Haqqani: That they were shared with if not transferred by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence to the CIA as private assets. Coll has additionally claimed that Haqqani sheltered and supported Osama bin Laden starting in the 1980s.
At the meeting between Obama, Zardari and Karzai in May of 2009, the American president slighted his two counterparts for alleged lack of resolve in prosecuting the war on both sides of the Durand Line, although even as he spoke Pakistan was engaged in a major military assault in the Swat Valley which led to the displacement of 3 million civilians.
Four days after the dinner exchange between Zardari and Khalilzad, the Pakistani president appeared on the May 10 edition of NBC’s Meet the Press on a program which also included Afghan President Karzai and Steve Coll, now president and CEO of the New America Foundation and author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (2004) and The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century (2008).
Zardari’s comments to his American audience included the claim that the Taliban “was part of your past and our past, and the ISI and the CIA created them together. And I can find you 10 books and 10 philosophers and 10 write-ups on that….” 
That the leaders of the other two armed groups identified by McChrystal – Haqqani and Hekmatyar – were among the three Mujahedin leaders financed, armed and trained by the CIA (the late Ahmed Shah Massoud being the third), makes the pattern complete: Robert Gates the defense secretary is leading a war against forces that Robert Gates the deputy director of the CIA earlier supported through one of the Agency’s longest and most expensive covert programs, Operation Cyclone.
After retiring from public life, George Kennan, the main architect of U.S. Cold War policy, cited a line he ascribed to Goethe to warn that in the end we are all destroyed by monsters of our own creation. To emend Voltaire, the White House rather than God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Woodward’s account of last year’s comments by Pakistan’s president and Zalmay Khalilzad could be dismissed as merely anecdotal if not for an article that appeared in the New York Post on October 3 and developments in Pakistan itself over the past six weeks.
Arthur Herman, a visiting scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank, stated in an article entitled “Our Pakistan problem: Obama’s approach is failing” that “The bitter irony is that even as Obama is trying to get out of the war in Afghanistan, he may be heading us into one in Pakistan.”
The author detailed that whereas in 2009 the U.S. launched 45 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) attacks inside Pakistan, it had tripled that number by the time his article appeared, and that half as many as last year’s total strikes had been launched this September alone.
Also mentioning the NATO helicopter attack in the Kurram Agency of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas on September 30 which killed three members of the Frontier Corps and that “Raids by the CIA’s Counterterrorism Pursuit Team – with its 3,000 Afghan troops – into Pakistan are also becoming routine,” Herman warned:
“All this adds up to a US effort in Pakistan highly reminiscent of the one we undertook in Laos in the 1960s – one of the springboards into the Vietnam quagmire.
“If Obama’s growing pressure on Pakistan destabilizes that government, the only thing keeping that country’s nukes out of the hands of al Qaeda may have to be US troops. That’s a shooting-war scenario that will make Obama wish his name was Lyndon Baines Johnson.” 
Herman attributes the expansion of the Afghan war into Pakistan at a qualitatively more dangerous level to the machinations of former CIA officer and current Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Bruce Riedel and the commander of 152,000 U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan General David Petraeus.
A report of October 13 documented that since Petraeus took command of the war effort in Afghanistan in June there has been a 172 percent increase in U.S. and NATO air strikes, from 257 assault missions in September of 2009 to over 700 last month. In addition, “Surveillance flights increased to nearly three times the number from September 2009 and supply flights are up as well….Petraeus is sometimes seen as more willing to risk the so-called ‘collateral damage’ of civilian deaths….
Last month’s drone attacks were the most in any month since the targeted assasinations were started in 2004 and the amount of deaths they caused – over 150 – the highest monthly total to date.
By the middle of this month there have been at least eight drone attacks and no fewer than 66 people killed.
According to Steve Coll’s New America Foundation, 1,439 of the 1,844 deaths caused by drone attacks in Pakistan since 2004 have occurred in 2009 and so far this year. 
Similarly, the deaths of 1,111 of 2,160 U.S. and NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001 occurred in the same period. Seventeen foreign soldiers were killed between October 13 and 16 alone.
On October 13 the Pakistani press reported that NATO helicopters, until then operating solely in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (in four attacks between September 25-30 against the Haqqani network), violated the nation’s airspace over the province of Balochistan, leading Islamabad to lodge a formal protest with NATO.
Since the revelations from Bob Woodward’s new book and the publication of Arthur Herman’s article, commentaries in Pakistani newspapers have appeared which indicate the seriousness with which recent developments and even more ominous portents are being viewed.
An October 13 feature in The Nation stated that “the ongoing war on terror in Afghanistan is aimed to take the operations into Pakistani territory….The real target is Pakistan’s nuclear potential; they [the U.S. and NATO] have no plausible security threat from the ill-equipped Taliban or ragtag extremists.”
Commenting on the New York Post feature cited earlier, Pakistani commentator A R Jerral further claimed that what “Herman suggests in his write-up is in fact a policy direction to the US administration. He implies that the policy of sending drones and attacking militant hideouts in the Pakistan territory has not worked….[T]he thrust is Pakistan’s nukes. It is a tacit way to tell the policymakers in Washington to keep the pressure on our country, which will weaken the Pakistani government’s standing, causing instability. That will provide the reason for the US troops to move in.”
He added: “We know about the drone attacks as these are reported in the media, but what we do not know and our media does not report is the fact that US-led NATO forces are launching crossborder raids into Pakistan….For this, CIA is operating Counterterrorism Pursuit Teams in Afghanistan.
“These teams are regularly mounting ground raids into Pakistani territory.”
“In this way, things are getting hot as far as the war on terror is concerned. Pakistan is moving to become centre stage in this war. Bruce Riedel, a former CIA and NSC [National Security Council] official, has advised Mr Obama to shift the focus of war ‘from Afghanistan to Pakistan’; this is what we are witnessing in the shape of heightened war effort into the Pakistan territory.” 
A Pakistani commentary of the preceding day stated: “[W]e have…been dragged into giving the US access to Balochistan from where it has been attempting to destabilise the Iranian regime through support for the terrorist group Jundullah….Even more threatening, unless we change course now, we will have lost the battle to retain our nuclear assets because that is where the NATO-US trail is eventually leading to.”
“The free-wheeling access to US covert military and intelligence operatives, both officials and private contractors, is another destabilising factor that we seem to be unable or unwilling to check. And now there are the NATO incursions into our territory and targeting of even our military personnel, which shows how servile a state we are living in at present. 
As the war in Afghanistan, the largest and longest in the world, proceeds with record casualties among civilians and combatants alike on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border, plans are afoot to further expand the war into Pakistan and to threaten Iran as well.
Comparisons to Washington’s war in Indochina have been mentioned.  But Pakistan with its 180 million people and nuclear weapons is not Cambodia and Iran with its population of over 70 million is not Laos.
1) Shaheen Sehbai, Zardari says US behind Taliban attacks in Pakistan
The News International, October 13, 2010
6) Arthur Herman, Our Pakistan problem: Obama’s approach is failing
New York Post, October 3, 2010 http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/our_pakistan_problem_1TqxfBu89mDxSlZHUtHj2K
Obama’s Pakistan Failure
American Enterprise Institute, October 3, 2010
7) ABC News Radio, October 13, 2010
8) New America Foundation
9) A R Jerral, Shifting war on terror to Pakistan
The Nation, October 13, 2010
A new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans view the government as too powerful and obtrusive.
The poll found:
59% of Americans now believe the federal government has too much power
46% believe "the federal government poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens". Only slightly more (51%) disagree with that statement *
* Gallup notes:
One can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points.
That means that as much as half of Americans may actually agree the government poses a threat.
Nearly as many Americans also give the antigovernment response to a question asking whether government should do more to solve the country's problems or whether it is doing too many things that should be left to businesses and individuals. Today's 58% saying it is doing too much is just slightly below the 59% to 60% levels recorded in the mid- to late '90s.
The latest results are based on Gallup's annual Governance survey, cosponsored this year by USA Today, and conducted Sept. 13-16.
“The Supreme Court created a new “corporate” nobility where, in place of “divine right” , a sub-human species, a parasitic class, congress, lobbyists, the Pentagon, the organs of state security, all bowing and scraping to their masters in China, Israel, Saudi Arabia and London. They have attached themselves like leeches, sucking the life out of America.
…the Bush presidency was illegal and all acts under his authority are, according to the constitution as written, “null and void.” If only we could bring the thousands, the millions who died because of this genuinely criminal act back to life.“
America’s “mid-term” elections are coming up, one-third of the senate, all members of the house and a number of state government offices are up for grabs. These elections used to be the subject of little interest and even less money. Now, $1.2 billion is going to be spent, and with “relaxed” campaign laws, read “gutted-eliminated,” the election is going to be a big win for one group only, the international crime syndicates. On the front, there are issues, well, not to a serious person, but there are a lot of accusations being made with this kind of money flowing into the media. “America is filling with Muslims,” in reality 1% of the population, half professionals, half small business owners, almost none either criminals or unemployed. This is the theatre, the circuses that are supposed to keep the “public” amused while the knife goes in from behind.
This year, it is working like a charm.
The latest charge is that President Obama’s policies are making jobs move to China. What jobs? Are there still people employed in America? Are there any jobs left that China would want?
Oddly, China is the one country that isn’t spending money on the American elections. Previously, they poured money into the American political process to, well, how do we say it? Relax efforts to stem illegal technology transfers and spying? Of course, when we track how the most vital missile technologies made it to China, we can follow a trail, Japanese organized crime, Taiwan front companies and Bush family members brokering the deal, the same Bush family members that made sure Saddam had anthrax and bubonic plague. Didn’t know that? Thought “they” were “keeping you safe?”
Where is the money coming from that is funding both the “anti-immigration” ads and those attacking jobs going overseas? We aren’t sure about the source of the money, the real source. It is being “channeled” or “laundered” through groups like the US Chamber of Commerce and a dozen others, all “conservative” and “free enterprise.” Whenever you hear “conservative” or “free enterprise,” hide your wallet and stand with your back to the wall. For certain, don’t bend over. They have a plan, it involves you living under a bridge and your children dying in a country somewhere conveniently abundant in gas, oil or opium.
Election money sources seem to be areas of the world known for human trafficking, narcotics production and lax financial crimes enforcement. The US Chamber of Commerce, of course, is the lobby group that has pushed for open borders, worked to fill America with illegal aliens, as part of its program of eliminating the minimum wage and destroying trade unions. Funny how those who squeal the loudest about the evils of illegal immigration are the same ones whose sweat shops, canneries and slaughter houses are raided over and over by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents.
This is the single group most responsible for jobs going overseas, the huge NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) “toilet flush” of jobs, first to Mexico then to China.
“In cases where one political party is afraid of losing an election, the Supreme Court will scrap the constitutional process and seize control of a state government, end ballot counting and will appoint a president.” (Article I of the Neo-Constitution)
Let’s look at, perhaps the funniest issue of all, “adherence to the constitution.” The term “adherence” would mean, to a rational person, “strict construction-ism,” the school of thought that says, “If it isn’t in writing, you can’t do it.” OK, I can live with that. Millions of Americans are “up in arms”in an effort to return America to legal “constitutional” government.
However, the groups that are saying they want strict “adherence” to the constitution are funded by those heading the other way at a thousand miles per hour. When Bibi Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, brags about how easy it is to dupe Americans, these are the folks he is talking about. Let’s look at a few recent issues:
In 2000, the Supreme Court stopped the Florida ballot count and selected a president, by a 5/4 vote on “strict party lines.” Americans later learned that the voting machines in Florida had been “hacked” and the actual vote had gone to Gore by as much as 200,000 majority. Later, we found Ohio had been rigged also and that, in all states that used electronic voting, elections had been tampered with. Even without that revelation, the actual end count showed Gore a victor, something censored from the press. More importantly, there is no provision in the constitution that allows, under any imaginable circumstances, the application of “equal protection” to be applied under these circumstances, the legal theory that several “justices” misapplied as an excuse for doing their part to rig the election. In fact, no legal precedent was created. This was a one time thing, a coup de etat, as the election ruling was openly illegal, unsupportable and totally unconstitutional. States choose their own electors, hold their own elections and the federal government has no right to interfere. “States rights” is the lynch-pin of “strict construction.” Thus, the Bush presidency was illegal and all acts under his authority are, according to the constitution, “null and void.” If only we could bring the thousands, the millions who died because of this genuinely criminal act back to life.
In America’s history, no single act did more to codify feudalism than the recent Supreme Court decision, another 5/4 “party line” decision, to give corporations all rights of citizens but none of the responsibilities. The “game” of course, was to allow corporations to buy elections and control the government, giving them the right to regulate themselves through a government they employ. They decide if they pay taxes, poison air, build defective products, injure their workers or, in fact, obey any laws. Corporations also gain, with control of government, the power to send American troops overseas on commercial adventures, such as the ones America is now “enjoying” at their behest. What the Supreme Court and the media avoided discussing openly is the simple fact that corporations are answerable to their stockholders only and that most large corporations that operate in the United States are foreign owned and foreign controlled. The Supreme Court created, in fact, a new nobility where, instead of knighthood and physical prowess counting for leadership, we will have an “in between” class of political types, a “sub-human” species that will make up a parasitic class, congress, lobbyists, the Pentagon, the organs of state security, all bowing and scraping to the corporate masters in China, Israel, Saudi Arabia and London. When our constitution was trampled on by the Supreme Court (5/4), real Americans became slaves in their own country.
Years ago, Senators Barry Goldwater and William Fulbright tried to force AIPAC, the lobby group for the State of Israel to be classified as “foreign.” They saw Israel’s influence in the United States, because of their control of banking, the media and a number of informal organizations of a “terrorist” or “criminal” nature, as a threat to American sovereignty. Today, 85% of congress have sworn oaths of allegiance to Israel equal to their oaths to their own country and America is in an unprecedented decline. Can these things be tied together, the virtual stranglehold the Israel lobby has on the US government and our wars in the Middle East and the financial collapse? Many think so. However, control of congress and the media have stifled all debate. If allowing “dual citizens” to rule America, many in government are Israeli citizens, and a massive foreign lobby to control congress isn’t unconstitutional, I don’t know what is. It is as though America had lost the revolutionary war.
If the constitution does one thing, it forbids the government from forming a bank. The most unconstitutional act, even taking into account Bush era abuses, the infamous “Patriot Acts” that tore up the Bill of Rights entirely, was when President Wilson gave full authority to the Rothschild family to control American currency under the misnamed “Federal Reserve System.” There is nothing “federal” about it, it “reserves” nothing and there is no “system” to it at all, unless playing both sides against the middle, selling us our own money and charging us interest on it is a “system.” I call it criminal and it is most certainly very “unconstitutional.”
9/11 was not unique. When President Kennedy was murdered, the Warren Commission covered it up. Planning the “investigation” was part of planning the assassination. Whoever planned the 9/11 attacks also knew they could control the investigation. When the 9/11 Commission learned that the government knew about the attacks in advance, something that didn’t fit their predetermined conclusions, they simply ran for cover. Well, anyone claiming the 9/11 cover-up is conspiracy has “egg on their faces.” The real heart of the cover-up was, of course, subverting the legal process, suppressing every constitutional effort, grand juries, lawsuits, that tried to force the government to obey its own laws.
“Everyone on the commission was covering for someone”…Col. Shaffer
“It was a whitewash and a lie from top to bottom” Michael Scheuer (CIA bin Laden expert)
Who will win the upcoming elections? With China out of the running, it may be Israel, it may be the drug cartels in Afghanistan, the marriage of CIA and Taliban that makes a brutal war “almost funny.” It could be the oil companies, it might be the defense industries, it certainly won’t be a political party loyal to the United States and its constitution, not the real constitution, flawed or not. Don’t count out the Mexican drug cartels, a new political force in the American south-west nearly equaling the Mormon church in influence.
When Bush said the constitution was “just a g-d damned piece of paper” he wasn’t kidding.
The constitution was written to be the “law of the land.” Laws require courts and courts are run by judges. Judges are bought and sold like potato chips.
Russia now has #1 fighter plane in the world... SU-30- Vectored Thrust with Canards. As you watch this airplane, look at the canards moving along side of, and just below the canopy rail. The "canards" are the small wings forward of the main wings. The smoke and contrails provide a sense of the actual flight path, sometimes in reverse direction. This video is of an in-flight demonstration flown by More..the Russian's-30MK fighter aircraft. You will not believe what you are about to see. The fighter can stall from high speed, stopping forward motion in seconds. (full stall). Then it demonstrates an ability to descend tail first without causing a compressor stall. It can also recover from a flat spin in less than a minute.
These maneuver capabilities don't exist in any other aircraft in the world today....
This aircraft is of concern to U. S. and NATO planners. We don't know which nations will soon be flying the SU-30MK, hopefully China isn't one of them.....
An elephant at a South Korean zoo has attracted the attention of an international research team amid reports that the animal can talk. According to zoo officials, 20-year old "Kosik" can vocalize at least seven words in Korean and the scientists are eager to learn how.