Sunday, 31 January 2010

French Foreign Minister Blasts US In Speech To UN Security Council (2003)



The truth about the WMD situation in Iraq was publicly known before the invasion and yet the mainstream media was "unable" to act critically on this information in the face of US and UK propaganda. The online media got this one right. Now War Crimes trials must be held for those individuals who launched this act of aggression.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2010.]

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Tony Blair [Dodging the Facts] at the Chilcot Inquiry

Blair has been in familiar mode, repeating the old tunes that stress his sincerity and good faith, his firm belief that he was right and his view that it all comes down to a matter of judgment: "This isn't about a lie or a conspiracy or a deceit or a deception; it's a decision," he said.

He was allowed to maintain that stance pretty well unimpeded, thanks to the much-noted lack of forensic precision from the inquiry team. Again and again, Blair was allowed to reply to specific questions with long, generalised answers.

So, Lawrence Freedman rightly asked Blair whether it was honest to publish a dossier which said Saddam had weapons of mass destruction that could be launched at 45 minutes' notice – when, in fact, that figure referred to short-range, battlefield munitions – and was treated to a long response that contained no answer, barring an admission that he hadn't "really focused" on it. A Jeremy Paxman or a John Humphrys – or a jobbing barrister – would have firmly insisted that the former prime minister return to the narrow point at issue. But, with the exception of former ambassador Roderick Lyne, this panel lacks such an interrogator.

Equally irritating has been the inquiry's acceptance of Blair's repeated premise: that Saddam was not in compliance with UN demands that he disarm. It took Freedman to remind Blair that subsequent events had shown that Saddam had, of course, disarmed – because there were no WMD in Iraq, after all.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/29/tony-blair-chilcot-iraq-inquiry1

Tony Blair needs to be immediately put under arrest for War Crimes. The man bears command responsibility for a War that was illegal and sold upon deliberate lies. This guy, and other accomplices, are responsible for the needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2010.]

Western Lawmakers Return From Gaza With Tales of Horror



As the truth about this situation emerges the Israelis will likely stage some false attack upon themselves or the west that vilifies Muslims in the middle east. It's either that or they back down for the time being.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2010.]

Israeli Scientists Show DNA Evidence Can be Fabricated

Scientists from the Tel Aviv, Israel-based company Nucleix have demonstrated that it is possible to create fake DNA samples and plant them as evidence at a crime scene, in a paper published in the journal Forensic Science: International Genetics.

"You can just engineer a crime scene," said lead researcher and Nucleix co-founder Dan Frumkin. "Any biology undergraduate could perform this."

In addition to having developed a method of fabricating DNA evidence, Nucleix has also developed a method of detecting faked DNA that it plans to sell to forensics labs.

The scientists have developed two different ways to manufacture DNA samples in order to fool law enforcement. The first involves using DNA profiles from law enforcement databases, which record the code at 13 different spots on a person's genome. Using a pooled library of DNA samples from a number of different people, the geneticists were able to physically construct DNA that was identical to a suspect's DNA at those 13 points. It would take only 425 different DNA snippets to be able to construct every possible permutation, the researchers said.

The second method involved collecting actual DNA from the person whose genetic material was to be faked, such as by collecting a strand of their hair or saliva from a cup they had used.

In both cases, the DNA was then reproduced in large quantities using a technique called whole genome amplification. This DNA was inserted into red blood cells, which were then passed off as a real DNA sample.
http://www.naturalnews.com/028052_DNA_evidence.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2010.]

Friday, 29 January 2010

War Criminals: Arrest Warrants Requested for Bush Officials

International arrest warrants have been requested for George W. Bush, Richard (Dick) Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleeza Rice and Alberto Gonzales at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands.

Professor of Law Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champain, United States of America, has issued a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court against the above-mentioned for their practice of “extraordinary rendition” (forced disappearance of persons and subsequent torture) in Iraq and for criminal policy which constitutes Crimes against Humanity in violation of the Rome Statute which set up the ICC.
http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/25-01-2010/111844-war_criminals_bush-0

According to International Law, where torture has resulted in the death of a detainee, those who authorised the said torture can be charged with murder.

None of these officials are above the Law. It is past time that the world stopped treating them so. Unless criminals in suits face the serious consequences of their actions nothing will change.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2010.]

TONY BLAIR 'WARNED BY 27 LAWYERS IRAQ WAR WAS ILLEGAL'

TONY Blair was warned two months before the invasion of Iraq that it would be illegal to go to war without UN backing, it was revealed yesterday.

Senior Government lawyers told the Iraq inquiry that they advised the action had “no legal basis in international law”.

Last night it was reported every one of the 27 lawyers in the department advised the war was illegal.

Yesterday Sir Michael Wood, who was the Foreign Office’s chief legal adviser, told the hearing he warned the then Foreign Secretary Jack Straw an invasion would “amount to the crime of aggression”.
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/154345/Tony-Blair-warned-by-27-lawyers-Iraq-war-was-illegal-

Those that authorised the war are guilty of War Crimes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2010.]

Iraq War was a Crime of Aggression: The Damning Verdict of Top Whitehall Lawyers which No.10 Refused to Accept

Tony Blair and Jack Straw brushed aside repeated warnings from Government lawyers that they would not have a 'leg to stand on' if Britain invaded Iraq.

Devastating evidence at the Iraq inquiry yesterday revealed that every senior legal adviser at the Foreign Office believed the conflict was in breach of international law.

Astonishingly, Downing Street asked lawyers to assess what the consequences would be if Britain toppled Saddam Hussein without legal authority. When they received the lawyers' memo, No.10 demanded: 'Why has this been put in writing?'

Sir Michael Wood, then the Foreign Office's senior legal adviser, warned ministers again and again that to go to war without approval from a UN Security Council resolution would constitute a 'crime of aggression' in international law.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1246312/Chilcot-inquiry-Iraq-war-The-damning-verdict-Whitehall-lawyers-invading-Iraq-ministers-refused-accept.html

It's time arrest warrants were issued. Justice needs to be served here and the criminal conspiracy explained to the population. We MUST not accept what has happen and move on. The guys in suits who ordered murder cannot be allowed to walk free. A head of state or government minister is no better than anyone else in the eyes of the Law when it come to capital crimes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2010.]

Iraq Littered with High Levels of Nuclear and Dioxin Contamination, Study Finds

More than 40 sites across Iraq are contaminated with high levels or radiation and dioxins, with three decades of war and neglect having left environmental ruin in large parts of the country, an official Iraqi study has found.

Areas in and near Iraq's largest towns and cities, including Najaf, Basra and ­Falluja, account for around 25% of the contaminated sites, which appear to coincide with communities that have seen increased rates of cancer and birth defects over the past five years. The joint study by the environment, health and science ministries found that scrap metal yards in and around Baghdad and Basra contain high levels of ionising radiation, which is thought to be a legacy of depleted uranium used in munitions during the first Gulf war and since the 2003 invasion.

The environment minister, Narmin Othman, said high levels of dioxins on agricultural lands in southern Iraq, in particular, were increasingly thought to be a key factor in a general decline in the health of people living in the poorest parts of the country.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/22/iraq-nuclear-contaminated-sites

It's genocide. DU weapons must be banned.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2010.]

American People Misled About Financial Situation

US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner faced tough questions from Congress today on the ongoing investigation into AIG’s bailout funds. Some have called for Geithner’s resignation, but most believe he will stay on. New Mexico congressional candidate Adam Kokesh says that without the bailout, some firms would failed, but the potential consequences of such a move have been blown out of proportion.


http://www.infowars.com/american-people-misled-about-financial-situation/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2010.]

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

False Flag Terror Warning: Two Tons of Explosives Goes Missing from Kinder Morgan

RCMP officials have intensified their investigation into two tonnes of an explosive chemical compound that went missing, CTV News has learned.
Last month, pipeline and energy storage company Kinder Morgan contacted the RCMP to say that it couldn't account for two one-tonne bags of ammonium nitrate that had been part of a 6,000-bag shipment.




This material won't necessarily be used in any attack. It can be found later with Islamic material, as if Middle Eastern extremists were planning something, or it can be packed around high explosive material that would be used in a real operation. Such an attack is unlikely to be at the winter Olympics. I suspect that we might see a truck or ship used as the delivery weapon this time around. Perhaps two or more truck bombs in a big city, like what we have seen in Baghdad.

Blame for any new attack might be pinned on Shiite Iraqis linked to Iran.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2010.]

Bush Pentagon Hired Conspiracy Theorist [PROPAGANDIST] As Al Qaeda Specialist

When the Pentagon's internal think tank decided in 2004 it needed a better understanding of Al Qaeda, it turned to an unlikely source: the terrorism analyst Laurie Mylroie, who was known as the chief purveyor of the discredited idea that Saddam Hussein was behind Sept. 11 and many other attacks carried out by Al Qaeda.

Mylroie was paid roughly $75,000 to produce a 300-page study, "The History of Al Qaida," for the Defense Department think tank, known as the Office of Net Assessment, a DOD spokesman tells us. The study, which is dated September 2005, was posted on an intelligence blog last month.

It documents the development of Al Qaeda and spends many pages dancing around the theory that has defined Mylroie's career -- that key Qaeda leaders acted at the behest of the Iraqi regime. She also argues that group-think among U.S. analysts has obscured the true nature of the terrorist group.

Those who know Mylroie's work are shocked that the Pentagon would hire her.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/01/pentagon_hired_saddam-bin_laden_theorist_mylroie.php?ref=fpblg

It's not surprising that this person was hired during the Bush years since the objective of the neocons, all throughout the 1990s, was to overthrow Saddam.

This is exactly how a corrupt system works. People at the top, with an agenda, appoint like-minded individuals. Unfortunately nothing much has changed since then. Presently there is a push for another unnecessary war but this time the target is Iran.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2010.]

Why Did the ‘Stimulus’ Fail to Help the Economy?

The economy is not a blob into which one stirs in money the way one stirs in an ingredient into a cake. In other words, the economy does not have a “just add money” in a recipe. It is driven by people making purposeful decisions.

An economy has a structure of production that when working well directs resources, labor, and capital toward those areas of production that reflect the desires and needs of consumers.

When governments expand money through the central bank, the rush of new money distorts the production structure and changes the relative value of assets and factors of production. In the early stages of this government-inspired boom, the malinvested assets (the ones that become more valuable as a result of the artificial boom itself) expand relative to other assets.

The credit-fed boom ultimately cannot be sustained, and it becomes painfully clear that malinvested assets (see the housing-real estate bubble) quickly lose their value relative to other assets. This is the beginning of the recession, which is a period in which the economy begins to reassert the “consumer-preferred” value of economic assets.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-did-the-stimulus-fail-to-help-the-economy.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2010.]

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Iraq Inquiry To Hear 'Illegal War' Evidence

Two former Foreign Office lawyers are expected to tell the Chilcot inquiry the Government was "clearly advised" that the Iraq war was illegal, it has been reported.

Sir Michael Wood, who worked as the department's chief legal adviser, will reveal he believed the war was unlawful without a second United Nations resolution, according to The Observer.

His evidence will come just days before former prime minister Tony Blair appears at the inquiry.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/Iraq-Chilcot-Inquiry-Lawyers-Michael-Wood-And-Elizabeth-Wilmshurst-Cast-Doubt-Over-War-Legality/Article/201001415534405?lid=ARTICLE_15534405_IraqChilcotInquiry:

The war was completely illegal being sold on a pack of lies issued from US & UK political and military chiefs. What needs to happen next is a criminal prosecution of all involved in staging this crime.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2010.]

United Nations caught Lying Again, this time Stormgate

THE UN climate science panel faces new controversy for wrongly linking global warming to a rise in natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change based the claims on an unpublished report that had not been subjected to routine scientific scrutiny - and ignored warnings from scientific advisers. The report's author later withdrew the claim because the evidence was too weak.

The link was central to demands at last month's Copenhagen climate summit by African nations for compensation of $US100 billion from the rich nations.

However, the IPCC knew in 2008 that the link could not be proved but did not alert world leaders, who have used weather extremes to bolster the case for action on climate change.
http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2010/01/united-nations-caught-lying-again-this.html

The IPCC is a political body. They have loaded their "scientific" reports with discredited material. World leaders have been pointing to the IPCC's science as rock-solid proof that humans have been contributing to global warming for a number of years. It is more likely that the Sun, rather than CO2 increase, is the main contributor to temperature changes on Earth.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2010.]

Monday, 25 January 2010

HOAX: New Osama Bin Laden Audio Tape Released



This is a joke. Bin Laden has been dead for years.

I have noticed that the content of these tapes has changed in the last few years: During almost the entire period of the Bush regime the fake Bin Ladens never mentioned the issue of Palestine, as OBL had done consistently during his life. I think that someone must have woken up to the fact that such a deliberate omission was a step too far. It was simply too ridiculous to not mention the conflict. Hence, after 7 years, references to the situation in Gaza are now included.

It seems that this tape is to cover for the failed "crotch bomber" false flag attack on Flight 253. Too many people are asking questions like how anyone could board an international flight these days without a passport? This tape is designed to shut people up and stop them from considering the specific details of the case. We can't have people thinking for themselves now can we ?!

(Video sourced from Debunking the Debunkers blog !)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2010.]

Osama Bin Laden is DEAD.

Bin Laden has been dead for years. Every video and audio tape from and including the "fat Bin Laden confession" onwards have been fakes. Bin Laden had nothing to do with the attacks of September 11 (see links below)

The 2001 Bin Laden Confession tape is a Fake.

The Real Bin Laden Denied Involvement in the Attacks.

The 2004 Bin Laden Threat tape is a Fake.

Experts Agree: Bin Laden tapes are Fakes.

The Real Bin Laden Died in Late 2001 or Early 2002.

The 911 attacks were an Inside Job.

In the propaganda war Osama Bin Laden is a useful tool for keeping people quiet about the truth behind 911 and to limit dissent regarding the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Afterall, we are told that Bin Laden confessed to 911 and that we are fighting against fanatics who initiated the conflict.

Exposing the truth about the September 11 attacks will destroy this deception and end the costly wars in the Middle East. It is vitally important that we promote the facts and science proving that 911 was an Inside job.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2010.]

US Supreme Court Has Lost Its Mind

Now the cat is truly out of the bag. In principle, corporations can now spend as much of the treasury as shareholders will allow on such political ads. This means that every decision maker in a corporation has contribution and voting rights equal to anyone on the street, while the firm may blast away with treasury funds to bolster management preferences.

Put in these terms, the issue is not, as the Court majority averred, about freedom of speech. Every corporate officer and employee is free to exercise complete freedom of speech along with everybody else. What the Court said was the corporate treasury now has an independent voice, with a megaphone as large and loud as its human managers are prepared to buy. The decision is not about freedom of speech; it is about being able to add large, loud megaphones.
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The decision requires a distorted definition of person. Our constitution only guarantees freedom of speech to people. That definition is entirely consistent with the concept of a democracy. There is simply nothing in the constitutional language to suggest that a corporation, as an entity, is entitled to be treated as a person for voting in an election. As an entity a corporation is licensed to do business. It is not licensed to vote in any election, and corporate charters do not guarantee such a privilege. Of course, corporate officers are privileged, as citizens, to vote in any election and to vote for laws or regulations that serve corporate and/or personal interests. However, nowhere is it specified that a company with six officers has a seventh vote for the company. In the voting booth, the company as such is mute.
http://rense.com/general89/lostits.htm


The bought and paid politicians in the US are now subject to even greater corrupting influences. The US Republic is sliding further down the path of fascism. However, such moves will ultimately backfire if conditions in the country deteriorate too far. Unhappy slaves will ultimately revolt.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2010.]

Sunday, 24 January 2010

John Pilger - Obama Is A Corporate Marketing Creation



The military-industrial-intelligence complex's front man is Mr Barack Obama.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2010.]

SMOKING GUN EXPLOSIVE EVIDENCE THAT PROVES 911 WAS AN INSIDE JOB

After the collapse of the World Trade Centre buildings previously molten iron spheres were found all throughout the dust which blanketed lower Manhattan. These tiny spheres were corroborated by the EPA & USGS but not explained.

Later analysis by physicist Steven Jones revealed these spheres to bear the chemical signature of the incendiary THERMATE. Traces of Aluminium, Fluorine, Manganese, Sulphur and Potassium indicated the exotic nature of the metal. The physical match was unmistakable.

Significantly the THERMATE signature, that was evidenced from these iron spheres, ruled out their origin as being from the welding done during the WTC construction or the clean up following the attacks. Iron spheres from welding would not have a mix of these highly unusual elements.

One other observation: the heat required here, necessarily over 1500 degrees celsius (the melting point of steel), which is needed to form the spheres through surface tension while the steel is liquid, was far in excess of the temperatures reached in the building fires. Official reports put these fires at below 1000 degrees celsius. This temperature gap cannot be ignored. The only way we can account for such a huge discrepancy is to consider another agent, which in this case is clearly THERMATE.

It was not only the dust that showed signs of foul play. Further analysis on a sample taken from a steel beam recovered from the rubble pile also showed the thermate signature.

From the high percentage of iron spheres found in each dust sample it has been deduced that a great deal of the building steel had been subject to the action of high temperature incendiaries.

The evidence here is damning. The highly unusual collapse of all three buildings was undoubtedly due, in part, to the action of the incendiary Thermate. See this link for more information: http://www.ae911truth.org/twintowers.php and here for a video lecture on this evidence.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2010.]

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Profiting From Haiti's Crisis: Disaster Capitalism in Washington's Backyard

US corporations, private mercenaries, Washington and the International Monetary fund are using the crisis in Haiti to make a profit, promote unpopular neoliberal policies, and extend military and economic control over the Haitian people.

Militarization is already underway. This week the US is sending thousands of troops and soldiers to the country. The Haitian government has signed over control of its capital airport to the US. Brazil and France have already lodged complaints that US military planes are now being given priority over other flights at the international airport.

http://www.truthout.org/profiting-from-haiti%E2%80%99s-crisis-disaster-capitalism-washington%E2%80%99s-backyard56205

Also note that US strategic planners may be operating under the belief that Haiti has large mineral resources that could be exploited in the near term. The current US military build up seems overblown. The focus should have been on dumping relief supplies into various locations throught the country. The focus on establishing security in a country not at war appears misguided at best.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2010.]

Monsanto GM Corn Causing Organ Failure In Rats Study: Everything You Need To Know

Three types of Monsanto genetically modified corn are under scrutiny in the wake of a new study published by the International Journal Of Biological Sciences which found that rats ingesting the corn were subject to statistically significant amounts of organ toxicity. These three types -- Mon 863, insecticide-producing Mon 810, and Roundup® herbicide-absorbing NK 603 -- have been approved for consumption in the US and several countries in Europe.

The finding that corn produced by one of the world's agricultural giants could cause organ failure has been met with obvious concern by food activists and consumers alike. It's not the first bout of negative publicity for Monsanto, which has been vilified for everything from producing Agent Orange, intimidating farmers, using aggressive tactics to squeeze out competition, pressuring farmers to be dependent on their products, and strongly promoting the use of genetically modified seeds here and abroad. It has been negatively portrayed in films such as "Food, Inc." and "The World According To Monsanto".
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/19/monsanto-gm-corn-causing_n_425195.html

Profit before health and lives. Don't forget that this situation applies to other situations. Never assume that people in positions of power are looking out for your best interests.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2010.]

Friday, 22 January 2010

The Iraq War Lies

Remember folks, the Iraq War was SOLD on LIES. There would have been NO conflict, and NO massive death toll without these lies. The War was completely unnecessary and constitutes a War Crime. War Crimes Trials need to be initiated immediately.

We know that the WMD lies in question were part of a deliberate politically driven deception since the intelligence indicated there was no credible threat from Saddam. It is therefore imperative that leaders such as Bush, Blair, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice and others be arrested and sent to the Hague for prosecution. As evidence I cite:

1. The Dodgy Dossier: The UK Government's obviously "sexed up" (2002) report on Saddam's WMDs containing the infamous "45 minute threat": http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s1041136.htm

2. Expert Testimony from the House Judiciary Committee Hearings: Executive Power & the Bush Administration (impeachment hearings): Note the books cited by the Committee Chair in the introductions to the speakers (from 2008):

a). Vincent Bugliosi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcfpms98GeQ&feature=PlayList&p=9F833EE81EC327C0&index=28

b). Elizabeth Holtz. See time 7:46 where the witness talks about "deceptions with respect to the Iraq War..."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=AU&hl=en-GB&v=dohgkV53tBQ

3. The Downing Street Memos (2005) http://downingstreetmemo.com/ According to this highly placed UK memo, I quote: "the [US] intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy" so that War could be waged against Iraq.

4. US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence review of Iraq War Intelligence (June 5, 2008) http://intelligence.senate.gov/press/record.cfm?id=298775 Quote: "In making the case for war, the Administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when in reality it was unsubstantiated."

5. Australian Documentary "Truth, Lies and Intelligence" (from 2005) References to expert testimony on Iraq War Intelligence being fabricated: Greg Thielman, Joseph Wilson et al. The following is a short clip taken from the full length program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztzu0G8KcSA&feature=player_embedded

6: US 60 minutes Interview (2004) with ex-Bush Administration insider Paul O'Neal who stated that the Administration was looking for ways to launch a war with Iraq 10 days after the inauguration. Please ignore the sound effects on this promo clip and recognise the importance of the 60 minutes information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEZnL_VVHPc&feature=player_embedded

7: NBC Keith Olbermann report on the non-profit Center for Public Integrity (google them) - tallied 935 false statements made by eight top members of the Administration in the two years after September 11th, including, obviously, the run up to the Iraq war (story from Feb 2008): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhKYc7cTZR4 One could postulate that the intelligence might have been mistaken, but as we have seen previously, in the other clips, the raw intelligence assessments did not correlate with what they were saying publicly (ie these are therefore more deliberate lies, unsubstantiated statements in conflict with intelligence facts).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 22nd, 2010.]

Criminal State: A Closer Look at Israel's Role in Fuelling Terrorism & War







With state resources, and co-operation from military and civilian insiders, large scale false flag terror operations can be conducted- like the 911 attacks which we know were faked from the physical evidence.

The lies and deceptions that have fuelled the present war on terror will not carry the day after they are exposed. Once the lid is blown off the false paradigm the geopolitical landscape will change radically.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 22nd, 2010.]

Obama White House Is Lying to You

Author, investor and longtime Wall Street observer James Dale Davidson says our government is lying to us: There is no genuine economic recovery happening.

“I think what we have seen ... is a simulated recovery which has been generated by the government faking it in a lot of different ways," putting out what he calls statistical falsehoods on economic numbers "to make it seem that the economy is stronger than it is,” Davidson told Newsmax.

For example, calculations for the recently released unemployment figures released failed to include the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics had undercounted the number of unemployed people in 2009 by 824,000 persons.

“They’re supposed to be doing a benchmark adjustment ... and if they do, the unemployment rate will shoot up even higher,” Davidson says.

"A lot of the supposed improvements have been faked by the government," Davidson says.

http://moneynews.com/StreetTalk/davidson-obama-lying-whitehouse/2010/01/18/id/346656

The key point to keep in mind here is that the US economic recovery is likely to be short lived. Prepare for a resumption of the financial crisis.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 22nd, 2010.]

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Judge Napolitano & Ron Paul: Geithner Must be Fired for Role Criminal Banking Bailout (Audit the Fed.)

Watch and learn that the biggest bailout in history was a FRAUD, perpetrated by the Government. This might be a path for the impeachment of that puppet-president Obama, a Trojan Horse sold to cool-aid drinkers by the Financial Crime Cartel.






[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 21st, 2010.]

CIA Drug Running During the 1980s.



This decade large quantities of Heroin are being sourced from Afghanistan.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 21st, 2010.]

National Emergencies, Mercenaries And The Establishment Elite



Private armies are coming to the fore in modern America. Naturally, this is done for the benefit of the rich, and the expense of the taxpayers (in situations where the mercenaries are paid for by the Government).

Please note, although this story comes from around the time of the Hurricane Katrina distaster, the system here is still in place. Blackwater is now known as "Xe" and has proven ties to the CIA via its founder Erik Prince.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 21st, 2010.]

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

BREAKING NEWS: 1000 Moonbat Crazy Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth

Dear Mainstream Media,

Right now there's more than 1000 crazy, but nevertheless credentialed, architects and engineers who have signed up with the Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth group. These people are obviously ALL deluded. I mean they madly point to ridiculous evidence such as the laws of physics, peer reviewed papers and the obvious flaws in the official account of the World Trade Centre destruction to back their arguments. Crazy.

I'm sure everything that they claim is completely false. Structural engineers, ex-NASA engineers, professors and experienced architects obviously don't understand the case being made by the official NIST investigation. Their detailed claims of scientific fraud obviously mean nothing.

People everywhere, in the street, academics, media professionals, have correctly assumed that they know all they need to know about 911. I'm sure they're right- that accepting the official story at face value, while overlooking the controversy and the basic details of the case, especially ignoring the informed criticisms of more than a thousand engineering and building professionals, is the most logical position to take.

After all, we MUST accept the War on Terror. No one would take advantage of the tensions between the West and Islam to stage an "impossible" false attack in 2001. That'd be tin-foil hat wearing crazy ! Scientific evidence of foul play be damned !!

Let's look forward to fighting those irrational fundamentalists for the next 10 or 20 or perhaps 30 more years.

Kind Regards,

XXXXXXXXXXXX

ps. Don't investigate or report on this matter- it's not the most important thing you can do. Please report on something superficial and simple.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 20th, 2010.]

UPDATE: Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth- More than 1000* Building Experts say 911 was an Inside Job

http://www.ae911truth.org/
More than ONE THOUSAND experts now say that the attacks on the World Trade Centre Towers (and Building 7) were an inside job.

The reason for such a position is clear: there is overwhelming forensic evidence that demonstrates explosives MUST have been used on the buildings.

The official lies about 911 cannot be allowed to stand. Exposing the truth is necessary to stop any further staged attacks that could be used as an excuse to clamp down on civil liberties or as an excuse for a new War verses countries such as Iran. We live in dangerous times and we need experts like these to help fight against the lies.

Go to the AE911truth website and sign their petition. Become a sustaining member and donate money to further their operations. Use PayPal and give 10 dollars a month (or more if you can afford it). Don't let the criminals win.

The analysis provided by these Architects and Engineers MUST be used by honourable Law Enforcement, Judicial and Military persons in actions against the real suspects. Don't let the perpetrators of 911 go unpunished- spread the word about September 11 being an inside job !

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 20th, 2010.]

The Banking Industry - America's New Thugs



They're the same thugs as before- the robber barons returned.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 20th, 2010.]

Pakistan Taliban Airs Video Denial

Attacks that have continued across Pakistani towns and cities are being blamed on Tehreek e-Taliban, Pakistan's Taliban.

However, the group has issued its first video statement denying involvement in targeting civilians and has blamed external forces for at least two recent blasts.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/11/20091116145058336650.html

I can understand Taliban attacks on police stations and military installations but the recent bombings of civilians does not make much sense. The more likely scenario is that security forces have been responsible for such events (a common practice historically). It's false flag terror designed to turn the population against the terrorists.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 20th, 2010.]

UN Report that said Himalayan Glaciers would Melt within 25 Years was all Hot Air

Claims by the world's leading climate scientists that most of the Himalayan glaciers will vanish within 25 years were last night exposed as nonsense.

The alarmist warning appeared two years ago in a highly influential report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

At the time the IPCC insisted that its report contained the latest and most detailed evidence yet of the risks of man-made climate change to the planet.

But the experts behind the warning have now admitted their claim was not based on hard science - but a news story that appeared in the magazine New Scientist in the late 1990s.

That story was itself based on a telephone conversation with an Indian scientist who has since admitted it was little more than speculation.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1243963/UN-science-report-stated-Himalayan-glaciers-melt-25-years-guess.html

The IPCC is a corrupted political body, not an unbiased scientific one.

Much of what they have claimed, based partly upon misleading information provided by the climategate scientists at the University of East Anglia, is wrong.

There might indeed be mild warming of the planet, but the links between that and the amount of human produced CO2 is not proven. In fact, the historical record suggests that the carbon level changes only AFTER the planet has warmed. This warming is likely due to the sun.

Furthermore, sea levels will not be rising 1 meter or 20 feet or whatever the latest figure puts it at. Warmer periods in our past, when we saw farming in Greenland, and grape production in England, saw no significant rises in sea levels.

Yes, pollution and the destruction of the environment should be discouraged. No, we should not be taxed to offset our carbon emissions.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 20th, 2010.]

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Paul Watson on Alex Jones: Obama's Info Czar Sets Plan To Infiltrate Truthers [COINTELPRO]

Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, Obamas appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, outlined a plan for the government to infiltrate conspiracy groups in order to undermine them via postings on chat rooms and social networks, as well as real meetings, according to a recently uncovered article Sunstein wrote for the Journal of Political Philosophy.

As we have often warned, chat rooms, social networks and particularly article comment sections are routinely gamed by trolls, many of whom pose as numerous different people in order to create a fake consensus, who attempt to debunk whatever information is being discussed, no matter how credible and well documented. We have seen this on our own websites for years and although some of those individuals were acting of their own accord, a significant number appeared to be working in shifts, routinely posting the same talking points over and over again.








COINTELPRO = Counter Intelligence Program. It's an (ex-FBI) operation to discredit, discourage and generally undermine the efforts of Government critics.

You will find two main sorts of counter intelligence at work. Attacks from the outside, and "attacks" from the inside by those that pretend to be part of the Truth Movement but act in a way to discredit the cause.

The way to counter COINTELPRO is to stick with the hard evidence, stay within legal boundaries at all times, and to identify + call out cointelpro tricks- like incitement to violence, confabulating reasonable arguments with lunatic ideas, the use of unwarranted ridicule, pushing rhetorical (outright false) declarations, using manufactured peer group pressure etc.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 19th, 2010.]

CONSPIRACY PROOF: THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE THAT ENDS THE 911 TRUTH DEBATE.

There exists some extremely disturbing scientific evidence which totally undermines the official 911 story. It does not matter what theories you believe in, the material here speaks for itself:



The picture above shows MOLTEN STEEL being removed from the World Trade Centre rubble pile. However, from all accounts (even the official NIST report concedes this point) the fires in the WTC buildings were far too weak to cause such melting. Conventional building fires, including ones initiated with aviation kerosene, simply cannot raise the temperature of structural steel to its melting point of around 1300 degrees celsius. According to all the available data, the fires in the Towers could only have reached a maximum temperature of around 650 degrees celsius- yet here we can see steel so hot that it has taken on a yellow look (an observation that indicates the temperature must be between 1050-1100 degrees celsius !!).

There are ONLY two ways which would enable this steel to reach such a high temperature:
1. In a blast furnace.
2. From Explosives.
The rubble pile was not a blast furnace.
Therefore one must assume that explosives were the most likely agent.

Furthermore, we have supporting eyewitness testimony from firefighters and civilians which reveals that many of them felt, and were knocked over by, huge explosions occurring in the lower floors of the WTC buildings -far away from the fire zones.

Critically, scientific analysis conducted by physics Professor Steven Jones has uncovered the chemical signature for the explosive THERMATE in multiple samples taken from the WTC steel and dust- proving, without doubt, that explosives were used.

The science here is clear cut. Whatever one thinks about the various theories floating around out there, one thing is certain: The Twin Towers (and Building 7) at the World Trade Centre site were rigged with explosives. Most importantly, such an operation would take many weeks to plan and carry out. Therefore, part of the 911 attacks against the World Trade Centre complex MUST have been an "Inside Job" as Bin Laden's men would not have had the necessary time or access to wire these buildings.

The charade must end. If we are honest with ourselves we must now accept there is damning physical (forensic) evidence that undermines the official story. Certain elements within the US government appear complicit in the attacks of September 11.[1] A new independent criminal investigation must be launched and the phony "war on terror" stopped.

(For a more detailed analysis on the physics of the WTC collapses see Steven Jones' paper: Why Indeed Did the World Trade Center Buildings Completely Collapse? [PDF] and visit Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth, an organisation with over 950 building professionals who agree with these findings.)

UPDATE: In a peer reviewed scientific paper it has been show conclusively that particles of high tech explosives were present all throughout the WTC dust. There is no doubt about it. These buildings WERE destroyed using thermite-type incendiary explosives.

Note: I will continue to post 911 information at this blog, ad infinitum, until we see a proper criminal investigation. Once everyone can see that 911 was an inside job (and be able to openly talk about the crime) then action WILL follow.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 19th, 2010.]

'AGW? I refute it THUS!': Central England Temperatures 1659 to 2009

The first characteristic of the graph to note is the green trend line. That line indicates an overall warming of 0.26°C per century rate since 1659. So, for some 350 years central England, and the world, have been warming. No big surprise there since Earth has been continuously warming since the end of the Little Ice Age; and, at the end of that 350 year trend line of warming is the first decade of the 21st century.

The second characteristic of the graph is that temperatures just seem to have this habit of going up and down, for extended periods. What’s really amazing is that they did this consistently before the large increase of human CO2 emissions, pre-1946. Okay, maybe that’s not so amazing since this is called temperature variability and represents the natural, dynamic nature of our climate….That variability, as displayed by the CET data in the graph, has experienced temperature changes as much as 2.5°C from one year to the next. A change of 2.5°C in a single year! Keep that figure in mind as we further analyze the dataset. Please note, the graph also reveals very similar temperature variability post-1946, after the huge atmospheric input of human CO2 emissions.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100022226/agw-i-refute-it-thus-central-england-temperatures-1659-to-2009/

The information here seems at odds with the theory that CO2 levels are effecting the temperatures.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 19th, 2010.]

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Fixing the Aid Distribution Problem in Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

I've heard reports that there are a lot of transport aircraft arriving at the airport in Haiti and yet very little is making its way out to devastated areas.

This is what needs to happen, and it should have occurred immediately upon word of the disaster. [The plan here would utilise the most capable force in the area, the US military, although other organisations could act with less resources]:

STAGE 1.

a). An advanced planning team lands via aircraft at Haiti's Port Au Prince airport and makes contact with Government officials. They carry a large map with GPS co-ords. The aim here is pick locations for aid distribution areas that will be dotted all over the country.

b). US Marines or other experienced troops are loaded onto transport aircraft following closely behind the advanced planning team. Their mission will be to operate in squads of 4 to establish decentralised distribution points for incoming aid. Areas where there is a hospital or other useful buildings would be favoured (assuming they have survived destruction). Other locations that should considered would be parks, clearings, sport ovals or beach fronts.

c). Transport aircraft (military and civilian), and navy ships are loaded with helicopters and supplies set for the capital Port au Prince.

STAGE 2.

Arriving US Marine (?) squads are dispersed into the country to the various designated aid distribution points via helicopter. Each squad will have satellite phones or other communications equipment. Their mission is to find the best location in which to set up a logistical base if the predetermined site proves to be inadequate. The aim would be to find places that have good helicopter landing zones or where trucks can be brought in.

STAGE 3.

Re-enforce the squad locations with more supplies, troops, doctors and aid workers. Fly supplies in and injured patients out to the airport or a working hospital.

SUMMARY:

In this way each selected location can become a hub for the aid distribution effort. The job of the decentralised positions, originally selected by US Marine squads, is to report back on what they need. The role of the planning team at the airport is to make sure the incoming aid goes out to the various locations ASAP. The planning team would also notify the decentralised distribution points about the supplies they have available.

By Spookypunkos

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2010.]

Animals Fed Genetically Modified Foods are Different

In a landmark ruling, the NZ Commerce Commission has accepted evidence from Prof Jack Heinemann, from an exhaustive review of the literature and on the basis of his own extensive professional experience, that animals fed on GM components ARE different from those which are reared using non-GM feed. This is a direct challenge to EFSA and FSA, who have maintained consistently that there are no differences between GM- fed and non-GM-fed animals, and that there is therefore no need for labelling or segregation of feed supplies to meet consumer demand for GM-free products.

This issue came to a head because of complaints that NZ poultry producer Inghams claimed, in a high-pressure advertising campaign, that its chickens contained no GM ingredients, in spite of using up to 13% GM soy-based feed. In one of its adverts, Inghams said: “Research confirms that animals that consume feed with a component of GM are no different compared to animals that have been fed a low GM or GM free diet.”

The Commission has now told Inghams that it was breaching the Fair Trading Act by making false or misleading claims.
http://www.ktradionetwork.com/2010/01/15/animals-fed-genetically-modified-foods-are-different/


Much more research needs to be done on the effects of GM food. The research that shows no harmful effects appears to be unreliable. Studies showing adverse reactions in animals fed GM products does not inspire confidence.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2010.]

Fake Gold Bars in Bank of England and Fort Knox

A recent discovery — in October of 2009 — has been suppressed by the main stream media but has been circulating among the “big money” brokers and financial kingpins and is just now being revealed to the public. It involves the gold in Fort Knox — the US Treasury gold — that is the equity of our national wealth. In short, millions (with an “m”) of gold bars are fake!

Who did this? Apparently our own government.

Background
In October of 2009 the Chinese received a shipment of gold bars. Gold is regularly exchanges between countries to pay debts and to settle the so-called balance of trade. Most gold is exchanged and stored in vaults under the supervision of a special organization based in London, the London Bullion Market Association (or LBMA). When the shipment was received, the Chinese government asked that special tests be performed to guarantee the purity and weight of the gold bars. In this test, four small holed are drilled into the gold bars and the metal is then analyzed.

Officials were shocked to learn that the bars were fake. They contained cores of tungsten with only a outer coating of real gold. What’s more, these gold bars, containing serial numbers for tracking, originated in the US and had been stored in Fort Knox for years. There were reportedly between 5,600 to 5,700 bars, weighing 400 oz. each, in the shipment!

At first many gold experts assumed the fake gold originated in China, the world’s best knock-off producers. The Chinese were quick to investigate and issued a statement that implicated the US in the scheme.

What the Chinese uncovered:
Roughly 15 years ago — during the Clinton Administration [think Robert Rubin, Sir Alan Greenspan and Lawrence Summers] — between 1.3 and 1.5 million 400 oz tungsten blanks were allegedly manufactured by a very high-end, sophisticated refiner in the USA [more than 16 Thousand metric tonnes]. Subsequently, 640,000 of these tungsten blanks received their gold plating and WERE shipped to Ft. Knox and remain there to this day.

According to the Chinese investigation, the balance of this 1.3 million to 1.5 million 400 oz tungsten cache was also gold plated and then allegedly “sold” into the international market. Apparently, the global market is literally “stuffed full of 400 oz salted bars”. Perhaps as much as 600-billion dollars worth.
http://www.daily.pk/fake-gold-bars-in-bank-of-england-and-fort-knox-14477/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2010.]

Saturday, 16 January 2010

BBC Propaganda: Is Osama Bin Laden dead or alive?

Andy Laws, a former military imaging analyst for the RAF, was asked by the BBC to forensically test an undisputed Bin Laden tape from 1998 against the 2001 so-called "confession tape" and the 2007 "blackbeard tape".

He says the fact that Bin Laden appears fatter in the 2001 tape is down to the editing process, when subtitles were added and the image was squashed. His conclusion is that all the videos are of the same person - Bin Laden.

Furthermore, Mr Laws says it is not realistic to think that the US military would fake such tapes.
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Mike Scheuer, the former CIA officer who set up and ran the agency's Bin Laden unit, thinks Bin Laden is still alive.

'Difficult reality'

"Whenever he speaks on audio tape, he always says something in there that's fairly current. Also, the US National Security Agency (NSA) and UK Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) are very good at voice prints," he says.

Mr Scheuer concludes that if it was not Bin Laden's voice, these organisations would make sure governments were well aware that the tapes were fakes.

Another former CIA agent, Art Keller, is more damning:

"I think those conspiracy theories that he is dead are pretty much laughable," he says.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8444069.stm

You can tell when experts, or trusted institutions (the BBC), are pushing lies: it is revealed when the logic of their arguments is shown to be nonsense and the claims they make unsupported by the facts of the matter.

Regarding the ex-RAF imagery expert -

1. His statement that "it is not realistic to think that the US military would fake such tapes" is clearly an obfuscation and is nonsense. The US or Israeli intelligence agencies have every reason to fake such tapes- in order to maintain a bogeyman for the War on Terror. We know from independent analysis of the Bin Laden "confession" tape that, even if we accept it really is Bin Laden, he is not confessing to the attacks but merely discussing the event.

2. The mainstream media has previously used misleading expert opinion in relation to the controlled demolitions of the World Trade Centre buildings. These experts, who include engineers and demolition experts, have LIED about their areas of work- contradicting their own previously stated positions and information available on their own websites. There is no reason to trust this RAF expert who says that the "fat" Bin Laden is merely an artifact of video manipulation. I would guess that the individual here really is fat, and that he has a black beard unlike the real Bin Laden who was gaunt and sporting a grey beard. An indepentent second opinion is required considering the track record of the press on these matters.

Regarding the opinions of the CIA agents:

1. Saying that because there is "current" information contained on the tapes clearly does not make them genuine. This is a false rebuttal.

2. The NSA and GCHQ, with their voice analysis technology, have never authenticated any of the tapes. Independent experts, the world’s leading voice identification experts at IDIAP in Switzerland, who have listened to the tapes, have concluded they were made by an impostor. Other independent academics do not consider the contents of the speeches to be authentic either. Authenticated interviews with Bin Laden, coming soon after the attacks, show he repeatedly denied involvement in the attacks.

3. The opinions of "ex"-CIA operatives are not to be trusted. At the best of times they only tell half truths. Why do none of them talk about CIA drug running operations or come out tell us about the fact that Bin Laden worked for the US right up until 911 ?

The BBC story here (and the video-available at this link) is another hit-piece attempt at countering the mountain of evidence that indicates Osama Bin Laden had nothing to do with 911 and that he has been dead for a long time.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2010.]

Charles Moore: Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch



Our disposal of plastics is a disgrace. Things MUST change. Either we police our garbage, we use biodegradable plastics or we use something else.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2010.]

Friday, 15 January 2010

Dutch Inquiry Says Iraq War Had No Mandate

An inquiry into the Netherlands' support for the invasion of Iraq says it was not justified by UN resolutions.

The Dutch Committee of Inquiry on Iraq said UN Security Council resolutions did not "constitute a mandate for... intervention in 2003".
http://arthurzbygniew.blogspot.com/2010/01/iraq-war-illegal-says-dutch-inquiry.html

The War in Iraq was completely illegal. This is obvious and has been known for quite some time:



Furthermore, we know for a fact that the politicians lied about the intelligence:

The pattern goes that we have "raw" intelligence assessments going into the White House and Downing Street and then becoming altered to say Saddam was an imminent threat. Those intel documents sure as hell were not doctored by the senior level intelligence analysts who handed them over to their political "superiors" in the bureaucracy. See this for more information.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2010.]

Israel Dragging Gaza to New War: Analysts

With its recent aggressions, Israel is trying to provoke the Palestinian resistance factions into retaliatory attacks that could be used as a pretext for launching a new deadly offensive on the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, analysts believe.

"The message in the recent attacks is very clear, and the resistance should read it carefully," Talal Okal, a political analyst, told IslamOnline.net
http://uruknet.com/index.php?p=m62098&hd=&size=1&l=e

The game plan has always been one of ethnic cleansing without appearing to be overly tyrannical. Provoking the Palestinians is good way to get an aggressive reaction so that they can bomb the heck outta them. The terrorists here are NOT the Palestinians.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2010.]

The CIA Misspells Al Qaeda Terrorists Names and Bypasses TSA to Let Terrorists Fly

One of the 9/11 hijackers appeared on the no-fly list with a deliberately misspelled name. The CIA supplied that name just like they did Umar Farouk Abulmutallab’s. DCBureau is publishing the page from the 2006 no-fly list with the misspelled 9/11 hijacker’s name.

Veteran investigative reporters Susan and Joseph Trento, who first obtained and exposed the flaws in the no-fly list in 2006, have completed a new investigation of the CIA’s role in airline security. It reveals that the CIA is bypassing other government agencies and following terrorists on airplanes without telling TSA or the airlines involved. It shows how terrorists and nuclear proliferators have been allowed to fly because the CIA has refused to add their correct names or aliases to the no-fly list.
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100111006809&newsLang=en

The CIA runs and tracks terrorists. It's all part of the game which puts the corporate and strategic interests of the US State ahead of people's lives.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2010.]

RECAP: How Goldman Sachs Made Tens Of Billions Of Dollars From The Economic Collapse Of America In Four Easy Steps

Step 1: Sell mortgage-related securities that are absolute junk to trusting clients at vastly overinflated prices.

Step 2: Bet against those same mortgage-related securities and make massive bets against the U.S. housing market so that your firm will make massive profits when the U.S. economy collapses.

Step 3: Have ex-Goldman executives in key positions of power in the U.S. government so that bailout money can be funneled to entities such as AIG that Goldman has made these bets with so that they can get paid after they win their bets.

Step 4: Collect the profits - Goldman Sachs is having their "most successful year" and will end up reporting approximately $50 billion in revenue for 2009.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/how-goldman-sachs-made-tens-of-billions-of-dollars-from-the-economic-collapse-of-america-in-four-easy-steps

This is clearly an act of financial fraud. Arrest warrants for those involved in this scam need to be issued.

(I decided to repost this story in light of all the lame excuses being offered by the banking executives in recent days in order to justify their bonuses and their worth to society. It's profits at the expense of the taxpayer and the health of the broader economy. Sophisticated investors can make money even when the markets drop. However, the poor schmuck in the street will just have to suffer the consequences as the economy goes on a roller-coaster ride.)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2010.]

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Shameless, Swaggering and STILL Lying: Alastair Campbell 'stands by every word' of 45-minute Dodgy Dossier that Took us to War with Iraq

Alastair Campbell was accused last night of peddling a shameless litany of lies at the Iraq Inquiry.

In a provocative six-hour display, the spin doctor denied doing anything to 'beef up' the case for going to war.

And he dismissed the overwhelming evidence of government papers and his own diaries that he pressured spy chiefs to harden Tony Blair's 'dodgy' dossier on Iraqi weapons.

He put Sir John Scarlett - the former chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee - in the dock over the dossier, saying he 'held the pen'.

Yet Mr Campbell's own diaries show that he 'bombarded' Sir John with at least 15 suggestions on how to improve the dossier, which led to assessments of Saddam's nuclear weapons programme becoming more alarmist.

Yet he insisted yesterday that 'not a single one' of his team 'sought to question, override, rewrite, let alone the ghastly "sex up" phrase, intelligence assessments in any way, at any time, on any level.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242557/Iraq-inquiry-Gordon-Brown-key-member-Tony-Blairs-Iraq-inner-circle-Alastair-Campbell-reveals.html

Later in the article Campbell's testimony is broken down. Consider this significant point about the 45 minute threat that never existed, and was put into the Dossier:

CLAIM: The claim WMD could be fired at Cyprus in 45 minutes was 'not that big a point'. Insists spin which made it on to the front of two papers wasn't 'pushed there by us'.

REALITY: The 45 minute claim was in Mr Blair's foreword and raised by him in the Commons. It was one of the few new 'facts' in the dossier. Campbell says he did not ask the media to correct 45 minutes story, something he was normally quick to do if he objected.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 14th, 2010.]

Swine Flu: 'False Pandemic' Claim

Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, claims major firms organised a "campaign of panic" to put pressure on the World Health Organisation to declare a pandemic.

He believes it is "one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century" — and has called for an inquiry.

An emergency debate on the issue will be held by the Council later this month.

Dr Wodarg said: "It's just a normal kind of flu. It does not cause a tenth of deaths caused by the classic seasonal flu.

"The great campaign of panic we have seen provided a golden opportunity for representatives from labs who knew they would hit the jackpot in the case of a pandemic being declared.

"We want to clarify everything that brought about this massive operation of disinformation. We want to know who made decisions, on the basis of what evidence, and precisely how the influence of the pharmaceutical industry came to bear on the decision-making."

He added: "A group of people in the WHO is associated very closely with the pharmaceutical industry."
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2803049/Swine-flu-false-pandemic-claim.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=News

Under US Law I can imagine charges being laid of racketeering, criminal conspiracy and fraud.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 14th, 2010.]

Drug Firms made 'False H1N1 Claims'



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 14th, 2010.]

Vaccine Alert: Mercury is a Neurotoxin- Scientific Proof




This is important information. Now, after watching the video, consider what the effects of such a neurotoxin has on a developing fetus or infant. In another study we have seen that the mercury-based Vaccine preservative Thimerosal induces autism-like effects on nerve cells.

What is needed are safe vaccines, not ones loaded with unnecessary heavy metals.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 14th, 2010.]

Global Warming: US Cities Getting Warmer

Average urban temperatures in the US have continually risen from 1900 due to the Urban Heat Island effect, but average rural temperatures are all but unchanged.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 14th, 2009.]

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Debunkers = Fish in a Barrel

[Originally posted at Debunking the Debunkers by John-Michael Talboo.]

YouTube.com:
ctcole77 (2 days ago) 911 TRUTH = 911 LIES

The history channel aired your favorite show last night :) "911 DEBUNKED"

911debunkerschannel (1 day ago)

"911 TRUTH = 911 LIES"

History Channel Hit Piece = Dirty Tricks, Malicious Lies & Journalistic Fraud...

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/august2007/210807_dirty_tricks.htm

ctcole77 (1 hour ago)

History Channel SCIENCE Piece = Educated expert testimony

Nanothermite paper = the first peer reviewed paper in which the chief editor NEVER reviewed it

Nanothermite paper = the first peer reviewed paper in which a physicist claims to be an expert in chemistry

911 TRUTH = 911 LIES

911debunkerschannel (44 minutes ago)

"Nanothermite paper = the first peer reviewed paper in which the chief editor NEVER reviewed it"

"The editor in chief of the journal where recently the paper: 'Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe' was published, resigned, claiming she wasn't informed of the publication. She proceeds to provide not a single solid scientific rebuttal, only administrative bickering and personal political bias against, well.. inconvenient science. One particularly notable comment attributed to Ms. Pileni is this one: "Marie-Paule Pileni points out that because the topic lies outside her field of expertise, she cannot judge whether the article in itself is good or bad.". Strangely, her areas of research seem to contradict that." - Source: http://911blogger.com/node/19963

What you need to know about "Peer-review":

http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/2009/04/steven-jones-tells-911-debunkers-to-put.html

"Nanothermite paper = the first peer reviewed paper in which a physicist claims to be an expert in chemistry"

"First author is Professor Niels Harrit of Copenhagen University in Denmark, an Associate Professor of Chemistry. He is an expert in nano-chemistry; current research activities and his photo can be found here: http://cmm.nbi.ku.dk/" - Source: http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/2009/04/active-thermitic-material-discovered-in.html

Chemical Engineer Mark Basile Discusses 9/11 WTC Dust:

http://911blogger.com/node/20998

Oh... and the work of the National Institute for Standards and Technology has not been peer-reviewed!:

http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/150907_nist_investigate_911.html

Related Info:

Visibility 9-11 Welcomes John-Michael Talboo and Stewart Bradley of Debunking the Debunkers Topics discussed include the "debunkers" take on the new scientific paper "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe," and defence thereof.

The History Channel: JFK and 9/11

'Debunking NIST's Conclusions About WTC 7 is as Easy as Shooting Fish in a Barrel' and other Responses to 8/21/08 NIST Briefing on WTC7

No fish were harmed in the posting of this blog. Being a vegetarian I prefer my fish bullet-free. But in the interest of debunking the debunkers that would have you believe shooting fish in a barrel is not actually easy:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 13th, 2010.]

Is Anyone Telling Us The Truth?

Recently I read a column by an author who has a "convenience theory" about the Underwear Bomber being a Nigerian allegedly trained by al-Qaida in Yemen. As the U.S. is involved in an undeclared war in Yemen, about which neither the American public nor Congress were informed or consulted, the Underwear Bomb plot provided a convenient excuse for Washington’s new war, regardless of whether it was a real attack or a put-up job.

Once you start to ask yourself about whose agenda is served by events and their news spin, other things come to mind. For example, last July there was a news report that the government in Yemen had disbanded a terrorist cell, which was operating under the supervision of Israeli intelligence services. According to the news report, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told Saba news agency that a terrorist cell was arrested and that the case was referred to judicial authorities "for its links with the Israeli intelligence services."

Could the Underwear Bomber have been one of the Israeli terrorist recruits? Certainly Israel has an interest in keeping the US fully engaged militarily against all potential foes of Israel’s territorial expansion.

The thought brought back memory of my Russian studies at Oxford University where I learned that the Tsar’s secret police set off bombs so that they could blame those whom they wanted to arrest.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24352.htm

In regards to recent news about terrorists being run by intelligence agencies see this and this.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 13th, 2010.]

German Business Journal Questions 9/11- “We do not believe you!”

“FOCUS Money”, is presenting most of the crucial arguments and contradictions on five glossy pages. Among other questions the article suggests that the collapse of the World Trade Center could have been a controlled demolition.

In addition, the article suggests serious doubts about the “madness” of the critics, which are usually called “conspriracy theorists”.

The magazine states, that it is “not only serious politicians who do not want to believe the official version any more “, but also, “there are also thousands of scientists, who question 9/11″.

Author of the article is Oliver Janich. He works as a freelance journalist for the Financial Times Germany, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Euro& Finance and is a regular columnist in Focus Money.

Focus-Money is a weekly business magazine and is currently the second-popular business publication with a weekly circulation of 145,788 copies sold. However, the actual range is much higher and amounts to approximately 450,000 to 720,000 readers. The magazine is published by the Burda-Verlag in Munich.

http://dprogram.net/2010/01/10/german-business-journal-questions-911-we-do-not-believe-you/

Not everyone in the mainstream media is incompetent or corrupt !!

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 13th, 2010.]

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Afghanistan: Only the First Move in the Grand Chess Game for Control of Central Asian Resources

Though not being reported in the mainstream American press, there is a very intense struggle going on between the U.S. and China to determine which nation will emerge as the dominant presence in Central Asia. These two economic giants, the U.S. declining and China rapidly growing, know full well that their economic future depends entirely on their ability to acquire critical resources; in the case of the U.S., it's primarily oil, while with China it's both oil and natural gas.

The specific Central Asian region of which I speak, rich in natural gas and oil, includes India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, among others. Russia, which borders the region and Iran are also key players. Transport of these critical resources via current and planned pipelines is at the center of the struggle to determine who will control them into the future. To understand the magnitude of this struggle we need to begin by examining the strategy that the U.S. is pursuing in Afghanistan and Pakistan as related to its greater objectives in Central Asia.

Our president talks about a surge in Afghanistan; but that represents only the initial stage in the overall strategy that America is pursuing in Central Asia. The real surge will follow as the U.S. becomes more involved with military actions to establish a presence in Pakistan. There has been constant pressure by the U.S. on the Pakistani government to have their troops increase actions against insurgents in South Waziristan near the Afghan border as well as in other Taliban-controlled areas.
http://uruknet.com/index.php?p=m62015&hd=&size=1&l=e

The US is run by a military-industrial-intelligence-mafia complex that puts the interests of the elite first. The lives of the American people and the peoples of the Middle East do not figure highly in the strategic calculations here. Almost all the politicians have been bought and paid for by special interest groups- especially those in the highest positions of power.

Its also useful to consider that the economic interests of the United States are considered part of its National Security. This helps to provide justification for the unnecessary wars we are seeing today. In the minds of many policy makers, these wars are necessary.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 12th, 2010.]

Goldmann Sachs - Financial Terrorist Scum ! (words by Max Keiser).



This is taken from an interview conducted late last year. The criminal nature of the matters as outlined my Max Keiser are entirely correct. He is not being overly alarmist here.

Please note that the images that go with the video (some of which are graphic) highlight what Keiser is saying and show up the non-answers + obfuscations put out by the other guest on the show. The video helpfully deconstructs the interview for the benefit of the audience.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 12th, 2010.]

Keynesian Economics vs. Austrian Economics



This clip is good at highlighting the consequences of too much market manipulation verses letting things sort themselves out. For a short definition of the austrian school see the opening paragraphs at the wiki entry here.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 12th, 2010.]

Monday, 11 January 2010

Cancer – The Deadly Legacy of the Invasion of Iraq

Forget about oil, occupation, terrorism or even Al Qaeda. The real hazard for Iraqis these days is cancer. Cancer is spreading like wildfire in Iraq. Thousands of infants are being born with deformities. Doctors say they are struggling to cope with the rise of cancer and birth defects, especially in cities subjected to heavy American and British bombardment.

Here are a few examples. In Falluja, which was heavily bombarded by the US in 2004, as many as 25% of new- born infants have serious abnormalities, including congenital anomalies, brain tumors, and neural tube defects in the spinal cord.

The cancer rate in the province of Babil, south of Baghdad has risen from 500 diagnosed cases in 2004 to 9,082 in 2009 according to Al Jazeera English.

http://uruknet.com/index.php?p=m61906&hd=&size=1&l=e

This is genocide. The country here has been contaminated with many of tons of Depleted Uranium dust. This sort of thing never used to happen in previous wars where conventional weapons had been used. God knows how long it will be before it is safe to live in Iraq. War Crimes trials MUST be initiated for the good of future generations !

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 11th, 2010.]