Tuesday, August 22, 2006

VIDEO: Lebanese Children Victims of Unexploded Cluster Bombs

CNN International's Jim Clancy, reporting from southern Lebanon, finds that unexploded munitions are taking the biggest toll on the Lebanese children. A nurse describes the child casualties she sees as "the new phase of the war." Clancy says that there is always a 10% failure rate among the small bomb-lets released from cluster bombs. The bombs dropped on Lebanon were old and have about a 40% failure rate.

Bomb search teams are scouring southern Lebanon but finding the "tens of thousands" of unexploded bombs will take time. Bombs that haven't already armed themselves can be easily destroyed but many others cannot even be touched. The bombs that are already armed can only be flagged and left for later.

In the wasteland of southern Lebanon, children gather up metal to sell. It's easy to mistake one of the small cluster bomb-lets for scrap. One child survivor recalls the bomb that put him in a hospital bed, "...my cousin picked up the bomb. It was shaped like a ball. It was an explosion. My insides fell out. I held them and started running and screaming."

Monday, August 21, 2006

Israel Lebanon and Palestine - prisoners the whole story

This short video put out by If Americans Knew Gives a rarely seen view into what happens to those captured by Israeli soldiers. The words chilling, horrifying and terrifying come to mind but fail to adequately describe. You must watch to understand. This makes Abu Ghraib look like Disneyland... These guys are our allies?

Hat tip to Sabbah for the find.

Evil State of the Union

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Airport Insecurity a personal perspective

As may be noted by lack of recent entries, I'm travelling. The timing of this has given me a chance to note airport securty, and lack thereof, in the wake of the recent so called foiled UK terror plot. My flights had several layovers and I left the airport each time to grab a smoke so I got to experience the checkpoints in each airport.

The first thing so obviously noticable in all of the airports I passed through, was the recently added restrictions on liquids and gels. Drink containers were barred passed the first security checkpoint, but available for purchase inside the terminals, then again barred from being brought on the planes. The result of this was that there were half filled drink containers literally everywhere in the airport. All waste baskets and disposal bins were full, plastic bottles littered any available flat surface and were left discarded in bathrooms, kiosk areas and pretty much everywhere the eye could see.

Perhaps it was a combination of some not getting the memo regarding liquids and those who did and were thereby urged by a fear of dehydration, but the effect was that drink sellers in the terminals did huge buisness and the airports were a veritable plastic container graveyard. If I was not already awake to the fact that the vast majority of so called terrorism is actually created by governments themselves in order to limit freedoms, curtail civil liberties and justify huge budget expenditures for their patrons in the military-industrial-security "machine", I would have been petrified by this whole plastic bottle fiasco for two reasons:

First, the sheer numbers of liquid containers around the airports alone would make it that much easier for anyone with ill intent to smuggle them through security. Like the protective camoflage of a school of fish, the odd item could have easily been lost in the big picture.

Second, and more alarmingly, should a dangerous substance have been in any of these containers, what better place than to have it right there in the midst of the throngs in the airport? It seems a far better target than a single plane.

All that aside, I found airport security in general to be quite lackidazical, which in itself was a bit astonishing considering that as I flew, the UK airports were still on high alert and the US ones were a step below. In one airport, the screener couldn't be bothered to glance up from her conversation with a co-worker to check ID's as she reached out and initialled the boarding passes of shoeless sheeple shuffling nervously through through rope-maze chutes to the metal detector. I found myself wondering how my nervous, dehydrated and fidgety fellow passengers would fare in the upcoming biometric scanner outfitted checkpoints of the future.

This was the point when I noticed how many people were carrying laptops and remembered a story I'd just read on dell and possibly other manufacturers recalling laptops because of a danger of the batteries catching fire or exploding and this even affecting 50,000 military laptops. Don't many cell phones, PDAs, Digital Cameras and a variety of other personal electronics also have lithium batteries?

Ah well, at least the flights were uneventful. My first one, I ended up in the no-recline seat, so without that extended two-inch comfort zone I decided to play "spot the air-marshal" to pass the time. Once upon a time, you could spot a fed by their Andy Sioiwicz style attire, however these days it's just as likely that the cute ultra-cool hipster girl is actually an agent. They're slow but they do learn. Thus a more subtle method is needed. I looked for anyone unusually alert whilst trying to appear distracted. This bore no fruit because there were a dozen lookie-loos casting furtive glances all around the cabin, undoubtedly reliving the phony movie United 93 in their minds. Interestingly, this alertness by passengers themselves was the only real effect I saw from the high alert status. Most of these enthusiasts concentrated their glances at some dark skinned gentlemen travelling togther, until at one point they started speaking spanish to eachother. The air-militia seemed to breath a collective sigh of relief. I found this both sad and funny and ended up giving up my game.

Once again pondering the carry-on restrictions I had to laugh. A quick glance around the cabin showed me an arsenel that only a McGyver fan could truly appreciate. Surely the fire extinguisher, defribulator and drink-cart full of flamable alcohol posed more threats than anything a person could carry on themselves.

Finally I amused myself by poking around the misconfigured blue-tooth and ad-hoc wifi connections left open by my fellow passengers, which killed some time but ended up being not so interesting, as such unsecured connections tend to be.

In conclusion I felt no more or less safe than I did when flying before 9/11 or when I flew shortly after 9/11. I believe my earlier surmise was correct. The new measures are nothing more than an attempt to limit freedom, promote security budgets and bump poll numbers.

Don't get me wrong, there is certainly a very real danger of terrorism. The catch is, it's not coming from who THEY want you to think it is. The real danger would lie in a government sponsored false flag terror attack. Think about it for a moment. It's simple economics. Who gains from terror attacks? Certainly not those being blamed for them. Can these people be so crafty yet also so ignorant that the consequences work against them? I don't think so. Further food for thought, I cannot even remember the last terror plot, foiled or not in which some key player did not have ties to the CIA, MI6 or Mossad. These agencies are the overt-covert faces of the true Axis of Evil and they have no lack of programable patsy martyrs to blame their actions on, we make more every day.

To protect yourself from false flag terror attacks, you need to ask yourself when the powers that be have the most to gain from one. Recently they've been content passing off phony Osama tapes and phony plot foilings, but the effectiveness of these tactics is becoming less and less. Even the talking heads are starting to sneer. As this fear mongering loses power, it becomes more likely that a large event will be used, so it is time to be wary. I've heard that Alex "Bullhorn" Jones is predicting a major false flag event sometime in mid October. I would say that would be pretty good timing if someone wanted to project more warmongers into power in November.

Keep Courage, Hope and Vigilance and we will win.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Anti-Flag The Press Corpse

Some of my punk-rock friends asked me why I never post any music so here you go.

Anti-Flag are good. I've seen them a half dozen times in various places across the country. There are bands that I like more, but none that put out the message of truth that these guys do. I'll be posting some other stuff in the future like Dragons, Dictators, Streetwalking Cheetahs, New Bomb Turks, Humpers, Candy Snatchers, etc...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinejad starts blogging

The President of Iran has joined millions of other bloggers in the blogosphere. In his first post, Mahmood Ahmadinejad gives a fairly lengthy autobiography of himself, describing his early life, growing up in a poor family in a remote village of Garmsar, and some of the events in Iran as well as the Iranian-Iraqi war. He also uses this new pulpit to blast the U.S. or as he calls it, 'The Great Satan'. While I can't really blame him for decrying the United States and all it has done against Iran, such as backing Iraq against them and supplying Iraq with weapons of mass destruction (WMD's) and intel which it used to devastating effect against the Iranians, I must say I don't much care for Ahmadinejad's religious extremism, or really for that matter any religious extremism. I would probably give his chances as fairly slim for fighting a propaganda war in this fashion as he's going up against nearly 25,000 Israeli backed cyber propagandists who have already got him on their radar. If you want to check out his blog, it is available in Arabic, English, Persian and French here. One item there of note is a poll which asks the question: "Do you think that the US and Israeli intention and goal by attacking Lebanon is pulling the trigger for another word war?"

A better question might have been "Is religion the cause of all wars?"

Thousands Protest Mideast Policy at White House

On Saturday, a few thousand people gathered at the White House to support Lebanon and to call for a cease of hostilities. Protesters estimated "tens of thousands" but officials estimated that the crowd had less than 10,000 people.

Lebanese Americans lament the destruction of their homeland. Hundreds of Lebanese flags showed the crowd's solidarity with civilians who have been caught in the middle of fighting between Israel and the Hezbollah.

The ANSWER coalition along with The National Council of Arab Americans and the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation were the primary sponsors.

This video report was produced by the Associated Press.

Friday, August 11, 2006

The Heathrow Distraction

As the mainstream media concentrates on Heathrow and the supposed 'Foiled Terror Plot', the world crumbles around us unnoticed. Israel continues to rain death down on innocent Lebanese civilians, civil liberties are being eroded, tossed aside and laughed at, and a dictator still sits enthroned in the whitehouse. Public speculation puts this current 'terror' scare as a phony operation with nothing more than political gain in mind. As a student of FACS, the Facial Action Coding System, I can tell you that I see both duplicity and rehearsal in our leaders in their pre-prepared speaches. The talking heads in the mainstream media are another story alltogether however. For those who have studied people and their reactions intsively this should stand out as a red flag; the media KNOW this is all BULLSHIT. There is no other interpretation. It's in their faces and in their eyes. This is open source intelligence, for anybody to see. The only real question is ...WHY? Political motivation is the only answer. It's up to YOU to stop this,nobody else can.

I say to you, the people, DO NOT BE DISTRACTED. We stand at a cusp of human devolopment here. Cut through the propaganda and find the TRUTH the house of cards around the real events of 9/11 is falling and the real reason Israel is attacking Lebanon is being exposed. Don't blind yourself to the truth.

9/11 detailed flight info released to National Security Archive

As part of a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request, the National Security Archive has obtained from the NTSB, and released, detailed information on the doomed flights of 9/11.

A quote from their release notes:

Washington, DC - August 11, 2006 - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week released full transcripts of the air traffic control recordings from the four flights hijacked on September 11, 2001, and meticulous Flight Path Studies for three of the flights, in response to a Freedom of Information request by the National Security Archive. The studies provide the most detailed technical information available to date related to the hijackings, and the transcripts of the aircraft-to-ground communications are the first complete government disclosure of each flight's air traffic control recordings.

Included in the report, in PDF format are files which contain transcripts of Air Traffic Control Recordings for all of the flights. Files here: American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77, United Airlines Flight 175, United Airlines Flight 93

Also included is a Specialist's Factual Report of Investigation-Digital Flight Data Recorder for United Airlines Flight 93

And detailed flight path studies, with reconstructed maps of American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77, and United Airlines Flight 175.

While a reconstructed map of the path of United Flight 93 is conspiculously absent, the detailed specialists report provides a wealth of information on that particular flight.

All this should give conspiracy theorists a lot of data to pour over. Keeping in the source of this information, the NTSB is a government agency, the documents may have been "sanitized", however proof of that alone would indicate evidence of a coverup.

Coming on the heels of the 9/11 NORAD tapes being released to Vanity Fair and reports that the 9/11 comission found a coverup at the Pentagon one might speculate that certain parties "in the know" appear to be running for cover as the dam breaks on this entire 9/11 scandal and the truth starts pouring out. The camel's back may be breaking. Even Lou Dobbs is calling for a new 9/11 investigation.

I will post a detailed analysis of these documents after studying them. After just a brief perusal I can say right off the bat that from the transcripts of Flight 93 that there is a smoking gun here in that when the alleged "takeover" happened the flight was at 35000 feet and I quote "three-five-zero" which more than one study and test has already conclusively proven that in 2001 was WELL beyond the possibility of any cell phone calls being made. See this Wiki for reference to this fact here.

The worm is turning people, the truth will come out and those who perpetrated this treason will pay.

9/11 was false flag operation, a self-inflicted wound, an inside job.

Never forgive, never forget.

Lou Dobbs calls for a new 9/11 investigation

Finally the mainstream media is catching on, or at least getting the nerve to point out the obvious lies and obfuscation surrounding the events of september 11th 2001 perpetrated by the U.S. government. Tip of the hat to Lou, not many have the courage to tell the truth. Perhaps more will follow suit.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Jackie Mason on Mel Gibson

Jackie Mason gives a no-nonsense, right to the heart of the matter perspective on the whole Mel Gibson fiasco. This is the first thing I've heard on the subject thus far that has made any sense whatsoever. Finally someone with a brain in Hollywood. Jackie Mason 08!

UK Terror Threat Level: Critical "Attack expected Imminently"

Breaking news. Britain raises it's Threat Level which is based on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Threat Advisory system to 'Critical' following arrests and the foiling of an alleged terrorist plot. According to reports from the Home Office, the plot involved explosives being carried on planes bound for the U.S. in carry-on luggage with the plan to detonate them in mid-flight. For the time being, the Department of Homeland Security has not raised the general Threat Advisory for the U.S. however it is raised to Red or Severe for air travel originating in Britain bound for the United States. Massive delays are already occuring in both U.K. and U.S. airports and are expected to last some time. The Department of Homeland Security has announced a press conference for 8:00AM EST this morning.

The following statements were issued on the Home Office Website:

UK threat level increased to critical

10 August 2006

The UK threat level has been increased to critical following the disruption of a major terrorist plot to target UK flights. The Department for Transport has issued important travel advice to anyone travelling from a UK airport.

Following this morning’s police action, security at all UK airports has been increased and additional security measures have been put in place for all flights.

With immediate effect, the following arrangements apply to all passengers starting their journey at a UK airport and to those transferring between flights at a UK airport.

All cabin baggage must be processed as hold baggage and carried in the hold of passenger aircraft departing UK airports.

Passengers may take through the airport security search point, in a single (ideally transparent) plastic carrier bag, only the following items. Nothing may be carried in pockets:

• pocket size wallets and pocket size purses plus contents (for example money, credit cards, identity cards etc (not handbags))
• travel documents essential for the journey (for example passports and travel tickets)
• prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential for the flight (eg, diabetic kit), except in liquid form unless verified as authentic
• spectacles and sunglasses, without cases
• contact lens holders, without bottles of solution
• for those travelling with an infant: baby food, milk (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger) and sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight (nappies, wipes, creams and nappy disposal bags)
• female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight, if unboxed (eg tampons, pads, towels and wipes)
• tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs
• keys (but no electrical key fobs)

All passengers must be hand searched, and their footwear and all the items they are carrying must be x-ray screened.

Pushchairs and walking aids must be x-ray screened, and only airport-provided wheelchairs may pass through the screening point.

In addition to the above, all passengers boarding flights to the USA and all the items they are carrying, including those acquired after the central screening point, must be subjected to secondary search at the boarding gate. Any liquids discovered must be removed from the passenger.

There are no changes to current hold baggage security measures.

Regrettably, significant delays at airports are inevitable. Passengers are being asked to allow themselves plenty of extra time and to ensure that other than the few permitted items listed above, all their belongings are placed in their hold baggage and checked in.

These additional security measures will make travel more difficult for passengers, particularly at such a busy time of the year. But they are necessary and will continue to keep flights from UK airports properly secure. We hope that these measures, which are being kept under review by the government, will need to be in place for a limited period only. In light of the threat to aviation and the need to respond to it, we are asking the traveling public to be patient and understanding and to cooperate fully with airport security staff and the police.

If passengers have any questions on their travel arrangements or security in place at airports they should contact their airline or carrier.


Home Secretary issues terror statement

10 August 2006

The Home Secretary has made an official statement about this morning's major counter terrorist operation to quash a significant terrorist plot and the subsequent increase to UK threat levels.

'Overnight the police, with the full knowledge of Ministers, have carried out a major counter-terrorism operation to disrupt what we believe to be a major threat to the UK and international partners.

The police, acting with the Security Service MI5, are investigating an alleged plot to bring down a number of aircraft through mid-flight explosions, causing a considerable loss of life.

The police believe the alleged plot was a very significant one indeed.

At 2am this morning the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre raised the UK threat state to its highest level – “CRITICAL”.

This is now being publicly announced as I promised to Parliament last month.

This is a precautionary measure. We are doing everything possible to disrupt any further terrorist activity.

This will mean major disruption at all UK airports from today.

But as far as is possible we want people to go about their business as normal.

The police will provide an update on the operation later this morning and Ministers will keep the public regularly informed.'

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Where's Dog when you need him?

Wanted for Breaking his Oath to uphold the Constitution, Treason and Crimes against Humanity. Who will bring him in? We need Dog the Bounty Hunter!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Adnan Hajj Reuters Photo - the REAL real picture.



At first I thought this was some sort of joke. Is one picture really worse than the other? Significantly? Supporters of Israel certainly seem to think so. Myself, I see the destruction of civilian buildings in both pictures. To me, this is akin to a wife-beater saying 'Yeah, but her black eye isn't really THAT bad'. What irony.

To further increase the fishy smell, my contacts have informed me that several massive alerts have gone out calling on to the network of Israeli-backed cyber-propagandists and all their volunteers to 'play this story up' as much as possible and 'emphasize that the media is against Israel'.

This is simply ridiculous. Anyone who has been following this conflict and has half a brain cell knows that the media bias has been massively and utterly pro-Israel thoughout. Very little slips by. The one chink in the armor seems to be indipendent reporting, mostly from bloggers in the war zone and the pictures of dead innocent Lebanese people showing the heatwrenching truth.

Pulling the attention to these particular pictures, doctored by someone with unknown allegiance only serves Israel's own interest. It distracts from the real horrors that Israel is inflicting on Lebanon. So, I ask who is Adnan Hajj and who is paying him? And more importantly, who benefits from this so obviously phony fiasco? The only benefactor I see is Israel, who get's to put on the 'Oh-poor-me' act as well as play the 'They're all against us' card.

The fact is, if someone wanted to shine a bad light on Israel, they could certainly have done a much better job than is seen in this example. Hell, they could have just shown the undoctored truth. And another question lingers... as we've all seen illustrated by Munich, wouldn't Mossad have just killed this fellow if he weren't working for their interests?

Something doesn't smell right in Denmark.

Well, on that note, I've taken the liberty of doctoring my own picture of this and I'd like to extend an invitation to anyone else to mail me their own. I'll post my favorites tomorrow evening. If you want it linked somewhere, include the address. Sort of a photoshop contest, ala Fark.

Here's mine:

Monday, August 07, 2006

Picture of the day - Inheritor of Courage

This picture, while giving a dire warning, always brightens my day. The message "Do not have Fear. Have Courage" is an important one.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Site review www.documentaries.ws

Site review www.documentaries.ws

It's all about the content. This site has bucket fulls. With nearly 400 full length documentary movies and an extensive radio archive including those of Alex Jones and many other lumunaries as well as some hard to find audio and video clips on topics such as 9/11, election fraud, peak oil, depleted uranium, FEMA and RFID this place really covers it all, and it's all free and all streaming. For a place that's only been open four months, the sheer amount of content this site provides is mind boggling. It's a one-stop research shop for all things conspiracy related. Besides the extensive collection of streaming media which is available to guests, those that take a minute to register have access to a rather large forum base which covers a wide range of topics and one of the better online chat systems I've seen in a while. The news there is a mixture of user, admin and feed driven and extremely timely, I've seen several breaking stories appear there before many larger sites get wind of them, this alone makes the site worth a visit. Overall, I give the site a thumbs up and will be keeping an eye for it to explode into one of the premier conspiracy sites in a near future. For anyone interested in the illuminati, new world order, government coverups, 9/11, and Truth this site is a must see.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

NORAD tapes released to Vanity Fair indicate 9/11 government coverup

Conspiracy Theorists everywhere have been vindicated. This is the second story to break today that indicates a U.S. government role in covering up the true events of 9/11.

The Vanity Fair article by MICHAEL BRONNER starts out with this:
9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes
How did the U.S. Air Force respond on 9/11? Could it have shot down United 93, as conspiracy theorists claim? Obtaining 30 hours of never-before-released tapes from the control room of NORAD's Northeast headquarters, the author reconstructs the chaotic military history of that day—and the Pentagon's apparent attempt to cover it up.
Click here to read the full article.
It contains exclusive NORAD transcripts and audo clips obtained by Vanity Fair which are playable from their website.

For futher information on the 9/11 conspiracy check here for discussion, here for research and wiki, and here for streaming audo, video and multimedia files realted to 9/11 and other conspiracies.

Let the revolution begin.

Fidel Castro a Life in Pictures

Fidel Castro a Life in Pictures

9/11 Comission found Pentagon coverup - kept it out of report

The washington post is running an article today uncovering some disturbing evidence that the official 9/11 Comission found a coverup by the Pentagon and others of the events that really happened on September 11th 2001. From the article:
Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.

Read the full story here.

Another interesting quote from the article says:
"We to this day don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us," said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. "It was just so far from the truth. . . . It's one of those loose ends that never got tied."

And finally this:
"I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described," John Farmer, a former New Jersey attorney general who led the staff inquiry into events on Sept. 11, said in a recent interview. "The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years. . . . This is not spin. This is not true."

Perhaps the worm is turning and some of the truth will finally come out.

Video: CNN Anchor catches Israeli Spokeswoman lying

The Israeli spokeswoman in this video gets taken to task for her outright lies and obfuscation. Good interview. I've never seen a mainstream media person actually ask real questions before. To be clear, the Red Cross has found that there were NO Hezbollah missiles fired from Qana. This is in direct conflict with Israeli released video allegedly showing missiles fired out of Qana which are rumored to have not been taken in Qana and may not even be footage of the current conflict at all.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Israeli kids send "gift" of "love" to kids of Lebanon - UPDATE

After seeing this image on the Daily Show last night, I thought it might be time to update this picmeme. A quick search turned up these images on Sabbah's blog:

How anyone can laugh and dance when it is obvious that innocent civilians, some of them children, are being slaughtered is completely beyond me. Perhaps these people themselves were indoctrinated as kids like the girls from here. It seems a vicious and never ending cycle and it can only be stopped where it begins, with the children...

Those weaned on hatred are bound to perpetuate the cycle. Israel is rather fond of pointing out that it is here and it is here to stay, perhaps it needs to realize that Arabs, their cousins and neighbors, are also here to stay and they need to learn to coexist in peace. This of course will begin with the children, who will be the inheritors of the world. Shall we leave them a world of perpetual war or a utopia? Choose wisely and end the violence.

And for those who have sent me so much mail, sometimes hateful and even threatening, accusing me of being biased, a terrorist sympathizer and an anti-semite, I would point out to you, Israel has NO NEED of my help. As anyone who has watched this story unfold knows, Israel was prepared far in advance, not only militarily, but also with propaganda and spin ahead of time and launched it simultaneously with their attacks. Thanks to Google News this is easily verified by checking the news by date ranges. Further, Israel has an army of cyber soldiers in place rabidly attacking any non-pro-Israeli articles that come across their path. All this and still the world is outraged at the slaughter of innocents by Israeli forces. So no, I do not feel the need to tell the Israeli side of this story, for they've already got that pretty well covered. It is the innocents in Lebanon who need someone to speak for them.

I would call on the people of Israel to stop the atrocities now. There is a point where governments can be blamed for their wrong doing, yet there is also a point where the people themselves have to be held accountable for not standing up to their own government and putting a stop to it. Don't let us get to that point, please.