Saturday, April 30, 2011
Pedal To The Metal - Time Is Running Out For The Fascist Agenda
"Regime change in Syria was a foregone conclusion as early as 1991. General Wesley Clark in a 2007 speech in California relayed a 1991 conversation between himself and then Under Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. Wolfowitz indicated that America had 5-10 years to clean up old Soviet "client regimes," namely Syria, Iran, and Iraq, before the next super power rose up to challenge western hegemony. The "next super power" includes ironically Russia, recovering from the treasonous attempted sellout by oligarchs like Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and of course a rising China.
The entire "Arab Spring" was a preplanned, meticulously engineered foreign-funded operation that began as early as 2008, with the West's imperial network of "civil society" and NGOs in place for decades. The New York Times has recently admitted as much in their article, "US Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprising," implicating the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy, Movements.org, and Freedom House for their roles in recruiting, training, and supporting the unrest.
As this plot unfolds, we see in hindsight that each destabilization was triggered and nurtured with a specific order in mind. Tunisia and Egypt were collapsed on either side of Libya while the tremors of destabilization shook the entire region in general, including in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The newly "reordered" Middle East would be extorted into backing Western military intervention in Libya, which was targeted next. The vulnerable governments of Tunisia and Egypt began serving as conduits for weapons and supplies to reach US-backed rebels in their bid to oust Qaddafi. Likewise, the grand prize in the Middle East being Iran, Syria is being systematically picked apart first to further weaken and isolate Tehran.
Iran itself has been under siege for years by covert operations including US special forces and intelligence operating inside Iran, training, arming and supporting terrorist organizations in activity against the government of Iran, as well as assassinations and sabotage of Iranian infrastructure. All of this has been meticulously documented, planned, and prepared amongst the pages of Brookings Institution's "Which Path to Persia?" report.
The corporate-financier funded think-tanks have reached the general consensus that their unipolar world order of "international law," and "international institutions" have primacy over national sovereignty and the time has come to assert such primacy or lose it."
The Entire Human Population Of The Northern Hemisphere Has Been Murdered
Criticism up on Japan PM's handling of nuke crisis
"TOKYO – Criticism of the Japanese government's handling of the crisis at a radiation-spewing nuclear power plant increased Saturday, with a new poll indicating three-quarters of the people disapprove and a key adviser quitting in protest.
A Kyodo News service poll released Saturday showed that Prime Minister Naoto Kan's support ratings were plunging.
The poll reported that 76 percent of the respondents think Kan is not exercising sufficient leadership in handling the country's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear triple crisis, up from 63.7 percent in the previous survey in late March.
It also showed 23.6 percent of respondents think Kan should resign immediately, up from 13.8 percent in the previous survey.
The nationwide telephone survey of 1,010 people eligible to vote was conducted Friday and Saturday. No margin of error was provided.
Toshiso Kosako, a professor at the University of Tokyo's graduate school and an expert on radiation exposure, announced late Friday that he was stepping down as a government adviser over what he lambasted as unsafe, slipshod measures.
Kan appointed Kosako after the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan on March 11. The disaster left 26,000 people dead or missing and damaged several reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, setting off the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.
In a tearful news conference, Kosako said he could not stay and allow the government to set what he called improper radiation limits of 20 millisieverts a year for elementary schools in areas near the plant.
"I cannot allow this as a scholar," he said. "I feel the government response has been merely to bide time."Radiation Spreads throughout the Northern Hemisphere
Read It And Weep
Mayan Prophecy May Be A Little Clearer
"For months mounting fear has driven researchers to wring their hands over the approaching solar storms. Some have predicted devastating solar tsunamis that could wipe away our advanced technology, others voiced dire warnings that violent explosions on the surface of the sun could reach out to Earth, breach our magnetic field, and expose billions to high intensity X-rays and other deadly forms of cancer-causing radiation.
Now evidence has surfaced that something potentially more dangerous is happening deep within the hidden core of our life-giving star: never-before-seen particles—or some mysterious force—is being shot out from the sun and it’s hitting Earth.
Whatever it is, the evidence suggests it’s affecting all matter.
Strange and unknown
Alarmed physicists first became aware of this threat over the past several years. Initially dismissed as an anomaly, now frantic scientists are shooting e-mails back and forth to colleagues across the world attempting to grasp exactly what is happening to the sun.
Strange and unknown
Alarmed physicists first became aware of this threat over the past several years. Initially dismissed as an anomaly, now frantic scientists are shooting e-mails back and forth to colleagues across the world attempting to grasp exactly what is happening to the sun.
Something impossible has happened. Yet the “impossible” has been proven to be true. Laboratories around the globe have confirmed that the rate of radioactive decay—once thought to be a constant and a bedrock of science—is no longer a constant. Something being emitted from the sun is interacting with matter in strange and unknown ways with the startling potential to dramatically change the nature of the very Earth itself.
Exactly what has scientists so on edge is the fact that the natural rate of decay of atomic particles has always been predictable. Indeed, using the decay rate of Carbon-14 has been a method to date archeological artifacts. The process, known as carbon dating, measures the quantity of Carbon-14 within organic objects. According to the numbers, Carbon-14 has a specific half-life of 5,730 years. Physicists have proven through exhaustive observation and experimentation over the course of a century that it takes 5,730 years for Carbon-14 atoms to decay into a stable Nitrogen-14.
The values don’t change—or at least they never have in the past. With certain evidence that radioactive decay can be significantly affected by an unknown effect from the sun, much of science is turned on its head.
Rate of decay speeding up
Worst of all, if the decay rates of matter are being mutated then all matter on Earth is being affected including the matter that makes up life.
The mutation may go so far as to change the underlying reality of the quantum universe—and by extrapolation-the nature of life, the principles of physics, perhaps even the uniform flow of time.
In fact, some evidence of time dilation has been gleaned from close observation of the decay rate. If particles interacting with the matter are not the cause—and matter is being affected by a new force of nature-then time itself may be speeding up and there’s no way to stop it.
Neutrinos the cause?
Researchers have correlated the anomalies in the decay rate to a 33-day period. That time frame matches the 33-day rotation of the solar core. Such a match strains credulity as being a mere coincidence.
Since the sun’s core is known to blast out continuous streams of particles called neutrinos, some scientists are attempting to find evidence that neutrinos are the culprits behind the mutation of matter.
There’s a problem with that hypothesis, however, as neutrinos are like ghost particles. They’re extremely difficult to detect. Normally, neutrinos pass through the Earth without any interaction at all. To a neutrino, it’s as if the Earth doesn’t exist.
Other than discovering a previously unknown property of neutrinos, or finding a new particle altogether, the possibility exists that no particle is behind the changes recorded in the radioactive decay rates. What could be causing the phenomenon is a previously unknown force.
As the sun builds towards solar maximum and a period of dangerous intensity never experienced by any living person inexorably approaches, strange, uncontrollable forces could be building deep within its fiery nuclear furnace.
It’s already been proven that the sun’s mass warps time, bends light waves and accounts for mutation of species on Earth. Now this new force may be directly interacting with matter in a way that could not only change Mankind’s understanding of physics, but change Mankind itself…and not necessarily in a beneficial way.
Yes, the e-mails will continue to fly and the hands will continue to wring. But in the end, we are all just observers.
Whether the phenomenon has no real impact on humanity, or the worst impact imaginable, nothing can be done to stop it. Once again, the titanic forces of nature rear up to overwhelm our technology—and we find ourselves like the playthings of gods.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Propaganda Is Getting Cruder And Stupider By The Hour
They've seemed to have settled on this sexual assault business, and no doubt that woman who burst into the reporters' hotel in Tripoli was part of the gameplan.
U.S. says Gaddafi troops raping, issued Viagra: envoys
"(Reuters) - The U.S. envoy to the United Nations told the Security Council on Thursday that troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi were increasingly engaging in sexual violence and some had been issued the impotency drug Viagra, diplomats said.
Several U.N. diplomats who attended a closed-door Security Council meeting on Libya told Reuters that U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice raised the Viagra issue in the context of increasing reports of sexual violence by Gaddafi's troops.
"Rice raised that in the meeting but no one responded," a diplomat said on condition of anonymity."
"Several diplomats said Rice provided no evidence for the Viagra allegation, which they said was made in an attempt to persuade doubters the conflict in Libya was not just a standard civil war but a much nastier fight in which Gaddafi is not afraid to order his troops to commit heinous acts.
"She spoke of reports of soldiers getting Viagra and raping," a diplomat said. "She spoke of Gaddafi's soldiers targeting children, and other atrocities."This Rice creature seems to be cut from the same cloth as others:
The horrible penis gap between Libya and america:
the general is worried
flashback - CIA give Afghan warlords Viagra
How Bad Is It?
"This is what the US economy has been reduced to: McDonalds reports that as part of its employment event to hire 50,000 minimum wage, part-time (mostly) workers, subsequently raised to 62,000 it received a whopping 1 million applications, or a Tim Geithner jealousy inducing 6.2% hit rate (h/t X. Kurt. OSis). Alas, the US economy is now so pathetic that the bulk of the population will settle for anything. Literally anything. And the saddest part: over 938,000 applicants were turned away. Here’s hoping to Burger King needs a few million janitors in the immediate future too. And yes, aside from reality, things in America are really recovering quite nicely.
McDonald’s and its franchisees hired 62,000 people in the U.S. after receiving more than one million applications, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said today in an e-mailed statement. Previously, it said it planned to hire 50,000.
The April 19 national hiring day was the company’s first, said Danya Proud, a McDonald’s spokeswoman. She declined to disclose how many of the jobs were full- versus part-time. McDonald’s employed 400,000 workers worldwide at company-owned stores at the end of 2010, according to a company filing.
Earlier this month, McDonald’s said sales at stores open at least 13 months climbed 2.9 percent in the U.S. after it attracted more diners with items such as beverages and the Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus burger. The fast-food chain has about 14,000 stores in the U.S. and more than 18,000 abroad. About 80 percent of all McDonald’s stores are franchised."
from spiegal international
Panic selling of the U.S. dollar now underway as debt system implodes
End Of An Era
"Manual typewriters are officially dead technology, with the last factory still churning them out closing its doors.
The first commercial typewriter was produced in 1870. Over the next 40 years the technology evolved into a standardized format which contained most of the basic elements typewriters featured for the next 60 years. Then electronic typewriters were introduced and quickly became standard. At least until computers became personal and wiped out typewriters in all but developing countries.
With that in mind it’s no surprise that the last company manufacturing manual typewriters was based in Mumbai, India. And also no surprise to learn that Godrej and Boyce, the company in question, has now given up the fight. And you can’t really blame them when you look at the figures.
Godrej and Boyce were doing brilliantly for many years after being founded in the 1950s. During the 1990s the company was selling 50,000 models each year. That had dropped to around 10,000 by the mid-2000s, and last year the company sold less than 1,000 typewriters. According to the company’s general manager Milind Dukle the only people now buying manual typewriters are “the defense agencies, courts and government offices.”
And People Tumble Into The Grand Canyon Every Year
"Yellowstone National Park rangers say members of a tour group have been ticketed after someone watching on a webcam several states away saw them walking on the cone of the iconic Old Faithful geyser.
A news release says someone watching from Wisconsin called rangers Wednesday evening to tell them about the errant tourists. When the first park ranger arrived, she found about 30 people around the geyser's cone taking pictures.
The tourists said they didn't see the signs that spell out the dangers of thermal areas and the requirement to stay on boardwalks and designated trails.
The group leader, the bus driver and one member of the first group of four visitors were cited with a $125 fine."
The Mrs and I have traveled extensively through the national park system, and we've seen our share of idiots.Parks out west have a lot of up and down, and that seems to attract the types who's last words usually are "Hey, watch this!" I imagine people from the cities, visiting wildly scenic areas for the first time, can go a little overboard trying for that best photograph. No excuse though to let kids run unsupervised next to 1000 foot sheer drops or in this case, stick your face over a caldera that jets superheated water a hundred feet in the air.
HAARP Is Just Warming Up
"In what has been labeled the largest earthquake drill in American history, the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut began today across 11 states.
3 million people will participate in a series of earthquake drills aimed at preparing for a large scale earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
This comes as many in the alternative media believe that a major earthquake along this zone is imminent and will possibly bring about a martial law type scenario in America.
“This week, nearly 3 million people across 11 states are gearing up for the Great Central U.S. Shakeout, a massive earthquake drill to commemorate the 200th anniversary later this year of a series of powerful earthquakes that downed trees and sent waves on the Mississippi River roaring over its banks,” reported MSNBC.
Interestingly, The Federal Emergency Agency has scheduled NLE11, an exercise set to simulate a large scale earthquake along the New Madrid Seismic Zone, for May 2011.
National Level Exercise NLE 2011 will be an operations-based exercise centered on the scenario of a catastrophic earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, encompassing four FEMA Regions (IV, V, VI and VII) and eight Central U.S. Earthquake States: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. NLE 2011 will exercise initial incident response and recovery capabilities, to test and validate existing plans, policies and procedures to include the New Madrid Catastrophic Plan (currently under development). NLE 2011 will be conducted in May 2011.
Remember, past NLE exercises have resulted in 70,000 people being evacuated from central Texas.
In late January we reported the fact that FEMA had requested information on the availability of 140 Million Packets of Food, Blankets, and Body Bags.
These requests were made specifically for the New Madrid Fault System."Our fascist Big Sister is really impressed with the newest incarnation of fearful duck and cover:
Please bear in mind, our manipulating overlords have to project what they're going to do to us in advance, they seem to think it absolves them of karma and forces us to be co-creators of what they set in motion.
Your Daily Mandatory Holocaust Reminder
Holocaust musical brings oy to the world
"Only visuals make an impression -- Murphy sauntering about in long braids, surrounded by dancing rabbis -- because the score fades into oblivion even as it's being played. Stoller and Artie Butler's music is a little klezmer-ish, a little ballad-ish and a lot crap-ish, while Dart's lyrics are clumsy, at best. "I left my shopping list at home when I went out to shop," Bubbie sings in "Selective Memory" -- the only tune half-worthy of Murphy's talent.
But it's not just the music that's subpar: The book is full of holes, and pulls at the heartstrings without earning its pathos, ensnaring good supporting performers like Alexander Gemignani (Paul's son), Nicole Parker, Chip Zien and Christopher Innvar into a gooey mess.
The Roundabout rarely presents original musicals, putting its money instead into revivals and revues. Tellingly, it has managed to find something new that looks, sounds and feels dated."
The Future Of Fascist Surveillance And Monitoring
Drones Spray, Track the Unwilling in Air Force Plan
"Here’s how the U.S. Air Force wants to hunt the next generation of its enemies: A tiny drone sneaks up to a suspect, paints him with an unnoticed powder or goo that allows American forces to follow him everywhere he goes — until they train a missile on him.
On Tuesday, the Air Force issued a call for help making a miniature drone that could covertly drop a mysterious and unspecified tracking “dust” onto people, allowing them to be tracked from a distance. The proposal says its useful for all kinds of random things, from identifying friendly forces and civilians to tracking wildlife. But the motive behind a covert drone tagger likely has less to do with sneaking up on spotted owls and more to do with painting a target on the backs of tomorrow’s terrorists.
Effectively tracking foes has become a high priority — and deeply secret — research effort for the Pentagon, which has struggled at times to sort out insurgent from innocent in places like Afghanistan. The Navy has a $450 million contract with Herndon, Virginia’s Blackbird Technologies, Inc. to produce tiny beacons to make terrorists trackable. The Defense Department has been pouring serious cash — $210 million that they’ll admit to — to find advanced new ways to do this so-called “Tagging, Tracking and Locating” work, as Danger Room co-founder Sharon Weinberger noted in Popular Science last year.
The research she cataloged is as mind-boggling as it is varied. Ideas range from uniquely-identifiable insect pheromones to infrared gear that tracks people with their “thermal fingerprint.” One company, Voxtel, makes tiny nanocrystals that can be hidden in clear liquids and seen through night vision goggles.
A 2007 briefing from U.S. Special Operations Command on targeting technology stated that SOCOM was looking for “perfumes” and “stains” that would mark out bad guys from a distance. The presentation listed a “bioreactive taggant” as a “current capability” next to a picture of what looks like a painted or bruised arm.
Another tracking technology is “smart dust” — a long-forecast cloud of tiny sensors that stick to target human or his clothes. And that seems to be what the Air Force wants its mini drone configured for.
The solicitation floats the idea of dropping a “dust-like” cloud of electromagnetic signal-radiating taggants, either on top of the target or in his path so that he’ll walk into it. To do that, they’d need to either do some high-altitude “crop-dusting” of the target or launch a small munition that would blow out the taggant in mid-air when it was nearby.
It may be a signal that the smart-dust technology is at least feasible enough to plan a vehicle around. In her article, Weinberger notes that Darpa-funded researchers had drones that could drop clouds of taggants the size of a grain of rice as early as 2001."
Think this is only for the mythical "Al Qaeda"?
Student Sues FBI Over GPS Tracking Device Placed in His Vehicle with No Warrant
"A lawsuit was filed last week against the FBI and US Dept. of Justice by Yasir Afifi for secretly hiding a GPS tracking device under his car without a warrant. The lawsuit says this was a violation of his civil rights. The lawsuit was filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Afifi’s behalf. They are seeking compensation, an injunction, and a decision saying that any use of GPS tracking devices without a warrant in the US is unconstitutional."
Thursday, April 28, 2011
We're Being Bathed In Deadly Radioactive Particles Every Day
"Radiation readings at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi station rose to the highest since an earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems, impeding efforts to contain the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
Two robots sent into the reactor No. 1 building at the plant yesterday took readings as high as 1,120 millisierverts of radiation per hour, Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at Tokyo Electric Power Co., said today. That’s more than four times the annual dose permitted to nuclear workers at the stricken plant.
Radiation from the station, where four of six reactors have been damaged by explosions, has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and contaminated farmland and drinking water. A plan to flood the containment vessel of reactor No. 1 with more water to speed up emergency cooling efforts announced yesterday by the utility known as Tepco may not be possible now.“Tepco must figure out the source of high radiation,” said Hironobu Unesaki, a nuclear engineering professor at Kyoto University."
Japan Forsees High Radiation Over The Next Year In Areas Not Evacuated
So where is our corrupt corp/gov?
Well, you know.
come on down and eat the shrimp
Agitprop Is Handled So Clumsily These Days
I'll highlight the salient parts. The Washington Times is owned by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church.
Gadhafi regime hands out weapons to civilians
"GAZAHIYA, Libya (AP) — A 22-year-old university student balanced an unloaded grenade launcher on his shoulder,grunted loudly in place of an explosion as he pulled the trigger, then handed the weapon to the next man.
The military drill on the lawn of a clinic in a remote village in government-controlled western Libya was part of what Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime has tried to portray as a large-scale arming and training of the home front. Foreign reporters on a government tour also were taken to a school where a couple of teenage boys fired Kalashnikov rifles in the air.
The scenes appeared to have been hastily arranged. Men at a desert shooting range — barrels set up as targets on a rocky plain — said they had been bused to the site for the first time that day. A few dozen middle school boys were participating in a military rally in their schoolyard, and some said they had received their fatigues just a day earlier.
Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said last week that hundreds of thousands of rifles were being distributed to civilians to defend the home front, a claim that is impossible to verify because of tight restrictions on journalists in western Libya. About a dozen Libyans interviewed in three different areas recently said they had been handed Kalashnikovs from municipal weapons depots.
The reports that the government was arming supporters to suppress anti-regime demonstrations in the capital Tripoli first emerged at the start of the uprising against Gadhafi in mid-February. The government claims it is arming people to defend against foreign ground troops — even though there are none in western Libya — rather than to fight fellow Libyans.
However, the attempt to show civilians training with weapons could be a sign that Gadhafi Gadhafi loyalists are growing more nervous about their grip on western Libya. There has been persistent fighting in two major pockets of rebel resistance in that part of the country, including the coastal city of Misrata, where rebels have held out during a two-month onslaught.
Those training Wednesday in the Tarhouna district, 45 miles southeast of the capital of Tripoli, seemed unsure of who their enemy was. Some struggled with whether they would shoot at fellow Libyans who have risen up against Col. Gadhafi and now control the east of the country.
Volunteers said they had been told they must defend their homes against NATO ground troops but would not be asked to go to the front. Some dismissed the rebels as al-Qadda-led ex-convicts or foreigners, repeating government propaganda that has tried to paint the rebels as Islamic extremists.
High school student Sanna Kanouni, 16, said she was learning how to handle a rifle to repel the “barbarian, colonial crusader aggression.” Asked what she knew about the rebels in the east, she said they are drug-taking foreigners, not Libyans — mimicking a line also put out by the government.
In her crammed classroom a lesson in taking apart a Kalashnikov was under way. Miss Kanouni briefly fumbled with the weapons parts, gave up and pumped her fist to the pro-Gadhafi chants of her classmates."
Got that? Children in schools who don't know who they're fighting are given weapons they don't know how to operate to fight against non existent foreign forces because of Libyan government propaganda.
We're To Believe There's No Such Thing As Ziofascist Muscle
Billboard Company Cancels “Equal Rights For Palestinians”
"Efforts by the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) to call attention to injustices against the Palestinian people have once again been censored.
Just days after several billboards went up in the Seattle area with the slogan “EQUAL RIGHTS FOR PALESTINIANS – Stop Funding the Israeli Military”, Clear Channel Outdoor, the billboard company, announced that it was canceling the contract and taking the billboards down.
“It seems clear that even a call for equal rights for Palestinians is a message that the Israel Lobby in this country cannot tolerate,” said Rod Such, volunteer with SeaMAC.
In a call yesterday to SeaMAC representatives, Olivia Lippens, president of local Clear Channel, confirmed that objections from unnamed “groups and individuals” caused Clear Channel to “re-evaluate”.
Several organizations that dispute civil, political, and national rights for Palestinians also objected to SeaMAC’s Metro bus ad campaign, “ISRAELI WAR CRIMES: Your Tax Dollars at Work” which was to run on Metro buses starting last December. King County ultimately cancelled those ads and refused to honor the signed contract with SeaMAC.
At least three of SeaMAC’s billboards were already in place: on Aurora at Republican, on Elliot Way near West Lee St., and on Lake City Way near 104th St. Ms. Lippens told SeaMAC that the billboards will be taken down as soon as possible and that all money will be refunded.
“We are concerned by the apparent campaign to deny human rights organizations the right to air our views in the public arena”, said Ed Mast, another SeaMAC volunteer. “And we’re very disturbed that those individuals and groups that oppose equal rights and human rights for Palestinians have such power over both public and private media organizations.”
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
They Play Us Like A Cheap Violin
"During the 2008 campaign, questions about John McCain's birth in the Panama Canal Zone on a U.S. military base prompted some to ask whether McCain was eligible to be president, since the Constitution stipulates that anyone not born in the United States is not eligible to be president.
Amid a flurry of news reports, McCain's own campaign announced in February 2008 that it was conducting an investigation. When a bipartisan pair of lawyers announced the following month that McCain was indeed eligible, the issue virtually died--apart from a Senate resolution that pretty much laid the question to rest by attesting to the facts surrounding McCain's birth and citizenship.
But the winner of the 2008 election, Barack Obama, has faced a relentless campaign questioning his U.S. citizenship--and thereby the legitimacy of his presidency--that has disregarded the facts.
Questions regarding Obama's birth certificate have persisted for more than two years, as the president noted Wednesday at a press conference announcing the release of his long-form birth certificate. A vast array of evidence attests to Obama's citizenship--including a certificate of live birth, signed affidavits from people who viewed Obama's long-form birth certificate, confirmation by Hawaiian officials, and independent investigations by news outlets. Nevertheless, "this thing just keeps going" as Obama said this morning. Even after the White House released the long-form certificate of Obama's birth, birther leader Orly Taitz—who has filed unsuccessful lawsuits seeking to obtain access to Obama's birth certificate—sought to cast doubt on the document's authenticity, suggesting that in 1961, Hawaiian officials would have classified Obama as "Negro" rather than using designation "African," which suggests, in her view, a more contemporary concern for "political correctness."
So what's fueling the dogged questioning of Obama's origins? Many critics of the birther movement say its core tenets--and its stubborn resistance to evidence disproving those beliefs--can be traced to racial hostilities. The fundamental birtherist conviction, these critics say, is that an African-American can't have legitimately won the presidency--and that his elevation to power therefore has to be the result of an elaborate subterfuge.
"There is a real deep-seated and vicious racism at work here in terms of trying to de-legitimate the president," Peniel Joseph, a professor of history at Tufts University, told The Ticket."
Jeebus, how they despise us. They've been doing us in the ass like this since forever.
Don't pay attention to how this administration slaughters people worldwide with their bombing campaigns, don't pay attention to the economic collapse, pay no attention to catastrophic extinction events. Just turn your focus on this dog and pony show that means absolutely nothing while your future is being destroyed.
One other thing about this crap. Concentrating on this gladhander's birth is absolutely stupid because the constitutional argument is meaningless. The fascists in power and the fascist toadies trumpeting this issue back and forth don't recognize or care about the constitution. Gladhanders are installed, not elected, and the rule of law is like the UN - only invoked when it serves the fascist agenda. In this case this phony birthist contention merely serves to divert our attention from far more important issues, like your health, welfare and future. A giveaway tell that this is all a ziofascist stageplay is the race card being played. Just like anyone calling out Israel on their murderous behavior is called an anti semite, people challenging this black president's birth are now labelled white supremacists. And another thing - because this is all over the corrupt MSM, you know it's totally a setup.
They're very good at this.
How We Should Treat Corrupt Sociopaths
"KENOSHA – Protesters waited for [Wisconsin] Congressman Paul Ryan outside a listening session at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, many of them were seniors holding preprinted signs that read ‘Hands Off My Medicare.’
They chanted, “Ryan stop lying!” There was capacity crowd inside the school’s Madrigrana Auditorium. “Do not renew the Bush tax credit for the wealthy,” one man said during the public comment period, even giving out his phone number in front of everyone. “I’ll debate these issues with you anytime, just call me.”At times, the Janesville Republican sounded more like a referee than a lawmaker. “If you're yelling, I just want to ask you to leave,” Ryan requested. “If you're going to scream out like that, it's just not polite to everyone. We've got media here. Let's prove to them that Wisconsinites can be cordial with one another.” TODAY’S TMJ4 set up an interview with Ryan following the meeting, but it was scrapped by staffers and police over a security concern. The congressman changed the door where he planned to exit and left in a different vehicle than the one than he arrived in. “There were just definitely some loud hecklers who came that gave the police a little concern,” Ryan told TODAY’S TMJ4 reporter by phone. “I left in another car with the police. My car, some people did surround. But, they didn’t cause any problems and I had a staffer who drove my car and we had really no problems.” Ryan insists the hurried exit should not be “blown out of proportion.”
This is a rethug dipshit who loves funding war without end while at the same time cutting social services. We should make these corporate bitches look over their shoulder and fear the citizenry.
added - Ryan was a social security baby
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Closing The Prison Doors With A Big Metallic Clank
"The U.S. Department of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for passport applicants. The proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony” around the time of birth; and a variety of other information. According to the proposed form, “failure to provide the information requested may result in … the denial of your U.S. passport application.”
The State Department estimated that the average respondent would be able to compile all this information in just 45 minutes, which is obviously absurd given the amount of research that is likely to be required to even attempt to complete the form.
The proposed “Biographical Questionnaire” follows the introduction in December 2010 of a new Form DS-11 for all passport applicants. It seems likely that only some, not all, applicants will be required to fill out the new questionnaire, but no criteria have been made public for determining who will be subjected to these additional new written interrogatories.
It’s not clear from the supporting statement, statement of legal authorities, or regulatory assessment submitted by the State Department to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) why declining to discuss one’s siblings or to provide the phone number of your first supervisor when you were a teenager working at McDonalds would be a legitimate basis for denial of a passport to a U.S. citizen."
"It may seem like a minor thing. Objectively it is a minor thing. But the Great Statue of Liberty Stamp Screw-up of 2011 presents a picture-perfect portrait of a society in the midst of collapse.
You can tell a lot about the state of a country from its stamps and its currency. At a nation’s peak its graphic iconography tends to be striking, elegant and original. As it begins to wane abstraction gives way to self-caricature, innovative design to self-parody, high art to kitsch.
Look at U.S. stamps and paper money from 100 or 50 or even 30 years ago and you’ll see my point. Quarters were nearly sterling silver; now they’re mystery metal (nickel-copper-zinc alloy).
America: we’re not what we used to be.
A century ago President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned the famous Beaux Art sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to redesign the nation’s coinage. Among the results were Saint-Gaudens’ breathtaking $20 gold “double eagle”; numismatists consider it one of the most elegant coins of the 20th century.
How the mighty have fallen! According to U.S. Mint officials recent revamps of the $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 bills were undertaken without the slightest consideration for aesthetics. They didn’t even consult an art director. Stymieing counterfeiters was the sole concern.
Now the U.S. Postal Service has issued its newest first-class “forever” stamp. As the most widely used denomination, a new forever is a big deal.
The new stamp features a photo of the head of the Statue of Liberty. Well…not exactly. Instead of the Statue of Liberty paid for by coins donated by French schoolchildren, the proud iconic figure which has greeted millions of immigrants to New York, the stamp bears the visage of the small replica which stands in front of the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas.
Mistakes happen. As every philatelist knows, another error—the 1918 “Jenny Invert,” which features an image of an upside-down airplane—is one of the most prized collectibles in philately because Post Office officials destroyed all but one sheet of the 100 stamps.
That’s the usual response to a catastrophe in stampdom. Ten years ago Postal Service recalled and destroyed the entire run of a stamp that wrongly placed the Grand Canyon in Colorado.
But that was before the economic collapse that began in 2008. The Postal Service is broke. Quality standards? Can’t afford them. Incredibly, postal officials are allowing this monstrosity, this bastard creation, this artistic obscenity—the face is clearly the wrong one—to be sold at your local post office.
“We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway,” USPS spokesman Roy Betts told The New York Times.
“The [postal] service selected the image from a photography service, and issued rolls of the stamp bearing the image in December,” reported the newspaper. “This month, it issued a sheet of 18 Lady Liberty and flag stamps. Information accompanying the original release of the stamp included a bit of history on the real Statue of Liberty. Las Vegas was never mentioned.”
It’s bad enough that they use photographs. Stamps should be engraved. Engraved stamps look classier and more substantial.
But whether they are using an engraver, illustrator or photographer, a U.S. stamp ought to be a big gig. For an assignment such as this I would expect the USPS to hire a professional and pay huge money—six-figures huge. It’s a stamp, for Chrissake.
Nope. The U.S. Postal Service buys stock photos. For stamp design. That’s right—the same cheesy clipart you can download for your kid’s birthday party invitation.
In and of itself, this is no big deal. These are lean times. Austerity abounds. Why not save a few bucks?
It matters because symbolism matters. The kind of country that puts stock photos on its stamps is the kind of country that puts a single air traffic controller in charge of one of its biggest airports. The kind of country that doesn’t fix its mistakes is the kind that tells people under the age of 55 that they can go to hell and die when they get old and sick because it’s more important to cut taxes for rich scum than to fund Medicare.
As for the symbolism of a phony Statue of Liberty that stands in front of a casino in the nation’s gambling capital—well, that’s obvious.
It would be fine if the money being saved by printing crappy stamps went to new textbooks in inner-city schools. But it doesn’t. It goes to Halliburton and Bill Gates. Now that American workers have been hung out to dry, robbed and fleeced, wrung out and burned out, the government and its associated agencies (the USPS is quasi-governmental) have turned on themselves in service to the 21st century robber barons.
Don’t get mad about the stamps. Get mad at what they mean."
$5 bill from 120 years ago:
Who's On Dancing With The Stars?
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The Myth That Sparked These Mythical Arab Revolutions
Fedia Hamdi's slap which sparked a revolution 'didn't happen'
"It was the slap that started a revolution. When the Tunisian street trader Mohamed Bouazizi, 26, was slapped in the face by a female municipal inspector last December, he burned himself alive in protest and sparked a wave of anti-government riots that engulfed the Arab world.
True or false? The woman at the centre of the controversy has now denied hitting Bouazizi and claims she was wrongly imprisoned for four months. Fedia Hamdi, 46, who has not spoken publicly about the incident until now, told the Observer that she had been used as a political pawn by the former Tunisian president, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. "I feel I was a scapegoat," she said. "I feel there has been a grave injustice and it hurts me to think that no one wanted to listen to my story."
After 111 days of incarceration, Hamdi was freed by a tribunal in her hometown of Sidi Bouzid last Tuesday after defence lawyers demolished the case against her. Hamdi was found innocent of all charges when it emerged in court that only a single person claimed to have seen the slap – a fellow street trader who bore a grudge against her – while four new witnesses testified that there had been no physical confrontation.
"I would never have hit him [Bouazizi]," Hamdi said, speaking from her parents' home in Meknassy, approximately 50km from Sidi Bouzid where the alleged incident took place. "It was impossible because I am a woman, first of all, and I live in a traditionally Arab community which bans a woman from hitting a man. And, secondly, I was frightened … I was only doing my job."
Riveting as the breaking news out of Cairo was last month, I feel we've all been conned.
For one thing, what did the protests do, except trade Mubarak for a military junta? Why is radical change underway, at least being attempted - only in countries not on empire's approved list?
Bahrain and Saudi Arabia get passes while Syria is constantly in the news.
Now in a court of law the originating incident that supposedly sparked uprisings first in Tunisia and then all over the Arab world was ruled to be a lie.
I wouldn't dispute that millions are chafing under despotic rule and economic disparity, but I think this wave of political unrest and journalistic blather has very suspicious origins. And the proof is Libya, a conflict of hypocrisy in the extreme.
"Imagine a world run by the "Taliban" for a thousand years. Imagine every civic amenity, every theatre, every stadium and every leisure centre either destroyed or consecrated to God.
Imagine women confined to domestic slavery, imagine unbelievers tortured to death, imagine education and science dismissed as an irrelevance and the only approved learning study of the Holy Book.
Imagine the only cure for sickness is prayer and imagine men dying in almost continuous Holy War.
Stop imagining. You are thinking of Christian Europe. It's not a dream. It's history."
Fascists Think Quite Highly Of Themselves
"The name of the new war being launched by coalition forces in North Africa, “Operation Odyssey Dawn,” is quite fascinating. Libya in fact is the third stop on the voyages of the hero Odysseus in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. In that story it was described as the land of the Lotus Eaters, where Odysseus and his men consumed mind-altering substances that made them forget their mission to return home. This is quite interesting, considering that Gaddafi early on complained that the citizen uprising taking place in his country was the result of teenagers being dosed surreptitiously with hallucinogenic drugs by the CIA.
Poseidon, father of the Atlanteans
Homer says that Odysseus was a descendant of Zeus through Euyodia. The country of Libya is called after the goddess of the same name. Libya was a descendant of Zeus and Io, a wife of Poseidon, and an ancestor of Hercules. She is also the grandmother of Aegyptus, whom the country of Egypt is named after. Thus Libya was a blood relative of Odysseus, a descendant of Zeus and Euyodia.
our hallucinating crew in the land of the lotus eaters
It is interesting to note that, according to Plato’s Dialogues, the territories of both Libya and Egypt were at one point the frontiers of a vast international empire, held together by military might and centered on the island of Atlantis. The timing of both the modern invasion of Libya, and the political revolution in Egypt, is interesting because Atlantis may very well have just been discovered finally by archeologists, directly in front of the Straights of Gibraltar (the Pillars of Hercules), as revealed in a program that aired on television just a few days ago. Here is Plato’s account of the creation of Atlantis (as told to him second-hand by the philosopher Solon, paraphrasing something he was told by an Egyptian philosopher):
Many great and wonderful deeds are recorded of your State in our histories; but one of them exceeds all the rest in greatness and valor; for these histories tell of a mighty power which was aggressing wantonly against the whole of Europe and Asia, and to which your city put an end. This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and there was an island situated in front of the straits which you call the Columns of Heracles: the island was larger than Libya and Asia put together, and was the way to other islands, and from the islands you might pass through the whole of the opposite continent which surrounded the true ocean; for this sea which is within the Straits of Heracles is only a harbor, having a narrow entrance, but that other is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a continent. Now, in the island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire, which had rule over the whole island and several others, as well as over parts of the continent; and, besides these, they subjected the parts of Libya within the Columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. The vast power thus gathered into one, endeavored to subdue at one blow our country and yours, and the whole of the land which was within the straits.
frontispiece to The New Atlantis by Sir Francis Bacon, featuring the Pillars of Hercules. Bacon saw the American continent as the site of a future revival of the Atlantean empire
Note also that Poseidon, the husband of Libya, was also the husband of Cleito and the father of Atlas, whom the island of Atlantis was allegedly built for (by Poseidon himself), as the seat of an empire that would be thought of as the center of the Earth, the pole that upholds the heavens (like Atlas himself is said to). So here we have the region of the Atlantean empire, and the region of the adventures of Odysseus, now as the center of a military conflict named after the hero himself, being spearheaded by an international military empire (the USA) that can in some ways be compared to that of Atlantis. Odysseus was also a character in Homer’s account of the Trojan war, The Iliad, in which he is credited with devising the plot of the Trojan Horse. Perhaps an ominous hint of things to come, if we consider that the naming of this particular military operation may be purposely intended to evoke memories of these ancient stories. The symbolic significance to modern geopolitics will require further examination, however."
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Americans Are Pathetic, Bullying Pussies
Badged Thugs Will Soon Be Shot On Sight
Letting those club wielding badged criminals off the hook thoroughly enraged the people of the city.
The video I saw, which unfortunately I can't find again, had a police cruiser racing down a street to avoid residents throwing stones at it, busting it's windows, desperate to get to some sort of safety, away from angry residents.
Uniformed, psychopathic creeps who love the control a sick elite has over a drugged and complacent society feel quite confident in dehumanizing and roughing up citizens. Once their control mechanism is broken, and I believe it will be sooner than later, these completely insane, pathological human scum will shed their uniforms in a New York Second to avoid retribution.
Don't Look At This Video At Your Peril
It Only Looks Like (Toxic) Rain
Radiation Exposure From Fukushima Is Much Higher Than Mainstream Media Exposure
"While Americans are busy focusing on the most ridiculous forms of entertainment such as Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, and whatever mindless reality show currently keeps them glued to their couches, the entire country is in the process of being covered with a cloud of toxic radiation seeping into their food, water, skin, and lungs. Sadly, even if one were to turn the channel in an effort to keep up with the latest in current affairs, there is virtually no chance of one being made aware of the level of contamination the country now faces.
Regardless, since the beginning of the disaster, government regulatory agencies such as the EPA, USDA, CDC, and the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) have all claimed that there is no danger in the radiation coming from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plants. The mainstream media has obediently repeated these claims as fact. Some media pundits such as Ann Coulter even have promoted the Orwellian and absurd notion that radiation is actually good for you, and that it prevents cancer. (Coulter has yet to explain why she has not purchased an airline ticket for Japan so she can have the opportunity to bathe in it.)
Yet, while numerous states (South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington) have reported through their state agencies that radiation has been detected in drinking water, soil, and milk (among other things), the Federal regulatory agencies and their media subsidiaries refuse to admit that there is any reason for concern. Virtually every media report given about the Fukushima fallout contains the suggestion that the radiation now blanketing the United States is “harmless,” “minute,” or “miniscule,” and that there is no need for alarm."
FUKUSHIMA = 2,000 Atomic Bombs
Strategy For High Fuel Costs
More Drivers Running Out Of Gas
"PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With gas prices pushing $4 a gallon, a lot of people are trying to stretch their dollar at the gas pump, but some of them are trying to stretch it a little too far.
Since the beginning of March, AAA has seen an 18 percent increase in the number of roadside calls for people running out of gas.
“I never put a lot in because I can’t afford to fill it up,” Leo Greek, a stranded motorist, said.
He says he’s not even sure how much it would cost to fill up his truck these days because he hasn’t done it for a while. He gets only what he needs and today he underestimated.
“It’s frustrating,” Greek said. “I can’t believe it has to be that expensive, but I know everybody’s going through it.”
According to AAA, gas prices in the Pittsburgh area have gone up 26 cents per gallon in the last month.
“Before it was more absentminded than anything else,” Jim Krebs with Brighton Service said. “But now, I believe that’s what it is. I believe people are like, ‘Man, I got to buy something else so I’m not going to put gas in the car. I should be able to make it,’ and they don’t.”
Friday, April 22, 2011
Let Me Give My Two Cents
At Rense, there's this post.
A very laudable effort to be prepared, especially in light of us being showered with deadly radiation from Japan. I've been an intense gardener for over thirty years and I'm going through the motions this season, sort of forlornly, since I have serious doubts that my efforts will ever be eaten because of radioactive contamination.
That Rense post shows how to use big plastic storage containers as growing pots. I actually have a few of them in my garage that I use to store clothes. Here is a picture from that post showing a half dozen of them with prepared growth medium ready to have seeds put in them, in front of a south facing window:
Pretty nice looking location and a good st up. Those are big bins - 54 gallons I believe. However the most you can expect from this is a very small amount of leafy greens because the sunlight available just isn't enough to grow anything else. As a matter of fact, the post goes on to show only a few lettuce plants that the grower grew.
I've got to say that the effort that went into this in no way justifies the amount of benefit accrued. You have to have a much longer sun to grow plants indoors. A laudable attempt to encourage people to grow food indoors when radiation probably will contaminate all agriculture soon, but don't get your hopes up with something as limited as this. You'll never grow more than a few little morsels and believe me, the effort doesn't pan out. Also, you have to drill a lot more holes for drainage, preferably bigger holes where you can use stones to keep the potting soil from coming out.
You're much better off growing sprouts. They take only days, not weeks, cost far less, and can be put on a windowsill for a few hours in the sun for a daily chlorophyll intake. The effort above will cost you over $200, growing sprouts will only cost you pennies. You must have a lot more sun than the window in the Rense article will allow to grow anything but some little green things.
One other item. About coming out the other end.
We're entering uncharted territory, where stuff we've taken for granted may not be around for long. Let me tell you how to have a porto - potty on the cheap.
Get a 5 gallon bucket.
Get a replacement toilet seat and lid from some home improvement store. They usually fit the top of the bucket quite well.
Get lots of 13 gallon bags. Replace when necessary, no need for flushing.
Have some bleach on hand unless you want to compost your waste, but that's a whole other ballgame.
There you go.
related - Suspicious white substance on plane turns out to be toilet paper
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Just Strange Coincidences
Courageous First Responders To Government False Flag Murder Now To Be Treated As Terrorists
9/11 Responders To Be Screened For Terrorism Ties
"WASHINGTON -- A provision in the new 9/11 health bill may be adding insult to injury for people who fell sick after their service in the aftermath of the 2001 Al Qaeda attacks, The Huffington Post has learned.
The tens of thousands of cops, firefighters, construction workers and others who survived the worst terrorist assault in U.S. history [sic] and risked their lives in its wake will soon be informed that their names must be run through the FBI’s terrorism watch list."
Nothing To See Here
Your Life As A Project
Teen fakes pregnancy as school project
"YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima High School student faked her pregnancy for the past six months as a social experiment for her senior project.
Gaby Rodriguez revealed she was not
Her presentation about rumors and stereotypes is part of her about the perceptions of a pregnant student. The 17-year-old will present her project in May before she graduates.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports only a handful of people knew Gaby was faking, including her mother, boyfriend and the principal. They helped keep the secret from some of her own siblings and her boyfriend's family and students and teachers."
Well, We're Fucked, How Are You Going To Live The Last Days Of Your Life?
Threatening Dollar And Euro Preeminence, Ghadaffi Had To Be Crushed
Release from banksters' slavery shall not stand.
Libyan War Gets Weird; Defending the Indefensible
Unique muslim socialism in Libya:
* GDP per capita - $ 14,192.
* Unemployment benefit - $ 730.
* Each family member subsidized by the state gets annually $ 1.000
* Salary for nurses - $ 1.000.
* For every newborn is paid $ 7.000.
* The bride and groom receive a $ 64 thousand to purchase flats.
* Major taxes and levies prohibited.
* To open a personal business a one-time financial assistance of $ 20.000
* Education and medicine are free.
* Educ.Internships abroad - at government expense.
* Stores for large families with symbolic prices for basic foodstuffs.
* Part of pharmacies - with free dispensing.
* Loans for buying a car and an apartment - no interest.
* Real estate services are prohibited.
Star of david tattoo on captured Libyan "rebel"
Proud Abu Ghraib guard:
Israeli Ad Boasts about Running Over Kids
"The commercial advertisement, published by a Subaru dealership in Israel, features the scene photographed last year, when an Israeli settler struck two Palestinian children with his car in the East al-Quds (Jerusalem) neighborhood of Silwan before speeding away, Xinhua reported on Thursday.
"We'll see who can stand against you," reads the Hebrew line to the right corner of the picture.
The October incident targeted two youngsters, aged 10 and 12, breaking the younger victim's leg.
Following the attack, the victims initially resisted to be hustled into a car, which apparently meant to take them to a hospital. Palestinian youngsters fear getting into strangers' vehicles because they have seen their friends taken away by Israeli troops posed as civilians on a regular basis.
The acting Palestinian Authority (PA) Chief Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party has said the promotion of the act of aggression "is a dirty advertisement and propaganda that reached to the status of calling for [the] killing Palestinian children by running them over."
The attacker, named David Be'eri, is the director general of Elad, a hard-line real estate development conglomerate.
The organization encourages Jews to move into dense neighborhoods in East al-Quds.
East al-Quds forms part of the Palestinian territories, which Tel Aviv occupied in 1967 and later annexed despite international refusal to recognize either aggression. It has been promised as the capital of any future Palestinian state."
Faux Conveniently Leaves Out Bank Bailouts, Corporate Free Rides, Wars And Israel
"U.S. households are now getting more in cash handouts from the government than they are paying in taxes for the first time since the Great Depression.
Households received $2.3 trillion in some kind of government support in 2010. That includes expanded unemployment benefits, as well as for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and stimulus spending, among other things.
Also, an estimated 59% of the 308.7 million Americans in this country get at least one federal benefit, according to the Census Bureau, based on 2009 data. An estimated 46.5 million get Social Security; 42.6 million get Medicare; 42.4 million get Medicaid; 36.1 million get food stamps; 12.4 million get housing subsidies; and 3.2 million get Veterans' benefits.
And the handouts from the government have been growing. Government cash handouts account for a whopping 79% of household growth since 2007, even as household tax payments--for things like the income and payroll tax, among other taxes--have fallen by $312 billion."
One other thing - too many people are waking up to this rip off and I would expect the number of tax filings this year will be way down, meaning an ever greater amount of resources will go into punishment of transgressors for not paying fealty to a fascist state.
All About The Poor, Besieged Agressor Nations
"As the United States and its major allies were gearing up for a no-fly zone over Libya, a senior U.S. general was asked over a private dinner whether the strained American military was up for another Middle East conflict. We could easily impose a no-fly zone, he replied, according to one of his tablemates, but what would the objective be?
More than a month and hundreds of coalition airstrikes later, the answer has remained elusive, and the war goes on.
Under the terms of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, which on March 17 authorized Western air operations over Libya, NATO aircraft are bombing to protect civilian lives. But according to increasingly explicit statements from European leaders, they are also deployed to help an armed rebellion defend its positions and pressure Moammar Gaddafi and his sons to give up power in Tripoli.
The equivocation, according to observers inside and outside the alliance, has fostered frustration in European capitals at what seems increasingly to be a stalemated ground war along the sandy expanses of Libya’s Mediterranean shore. Moreover, it has strained the cohesion of NATO’s 28 member countries, some of which insist on sticking strictly to the civilian protection mission while others say the only way to protect Libya’s population is to get rid of Gaddafi."
Frustration about achieving goals, this is the cover story for a whole different reality. Naked colonial aggression for resource control and geopolitical positioning is making a lot of people uneasy with it's blatant hypocrisy and lies. Lots of punk politicians will take bribes to sign onto stink like this but when the going gets hard they'll get cold feet. After all, these idiotic "humanitarian" reasons for war on Libya are blown out of the water by news that the "rebels" are CIA stooges and the munitions dropped on the Libyan people will keep North Africa radioactive for quite some time.
"Protecting civilian lives" indeed.