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Sammi Ibrahem Live on RBN Today

Sammi Ibrahem Live on RBN Today

by crescentandcross

5.5.2012

Amigos y amigas,

Our dear friend Sammi Ibrahem, regular fixture at TUT podcast is sitting in for Hesham Tillawi today on his program Current Issues, found over at www.republicbroadcasting.org. Please tune in and if possible call with questions or comments.

Sammi worked for many years as a professional journalist in Palestine, during which time he was shot 4 times by the IDF and spent 6 years in an Israeli jail.

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More federal judge abdication

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The branch designed to be insulated from political pressures has been the most craven of all in the post-9/11 era

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The abdication of U.S. federal judges in the post-9/11 era, and their craven subservience to Executive Branch security claims, has been a topic I’ve written about several times over the past couples of weeks. Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals adopted the argument of the Obama DOJ that John Yoo is — needless to say — fully immune from any and all liability for having authorized the torture of Jose Padilla, on the ground that the illegality of Yoo’s conduct was not “beyond debate” at the time he engaged in it. Everything Iwrote a couple of weeks ago about the identical shielding of Donald Rumsfeld by federal courts and the Obama DOJ from similar claims applies to yesterday’s ruling, and The New York Times has a good editorial today condemning this ruling as “misguided and dangerous.”

In sum, this yet again underscores that of all the American institutions that have so profoundly failed in the wake of 9/11 to protect the most basic liberties — Congress, both political parties, the establishment media, the Executive Branch, the DOJ specifically — none has been quite as disgraceful as the federal judiciary, whose life tenure is supposed to insulate them from base political pressures that produce cowardly and corrupted choices. And yet, just consider these two facts:

(1) not a single War on Terror victim — not one — has been permitted to sue for damages in an American court over what was done to them, even when everyone admits they were completely innocent, even when they were subjected to the most brutal torture, and even when the judiciary of other countries permittedtheir lawsuits to proceed; and,

(2) not a single government official — not one — has been held legally accountable, either criminally or even civilly, for any War on Terror crimes or abuses; perversely, the only government officials to pay any price were the ones who blew the whistle on those crimes.

That is how history will record the behavior of American federal judges in the face of the post-9/11 onslaught of anti-Muslim persecution and relentless erosions of core rights.

Even worse, if you’re a Muslim accused of any Terror-related crime, your conviction in a federal court is virtually guaranteed, as federal judges will bend the law and issue pro-government rulings that they would never make with a non-Muslim defendant; conversely, if you’re a government official who abused or otherwise violated the rights of Muslims, your full-scale immunity is virtually guaranteed. Those are the indisputable rules of American justice. So slavish and subservient are federal judges when it comes to Muslim defendants that if you’re a Muslim accused of any Terror-related crime, you’re probably more likely at this point to get something approximating a fair trial before a Guantanamo military tribunal than in a federal court; that is how supine federal judges have been when the U.S. Government utters the word “terrorism” in the direction of a Muslim or any claims of “national security” relating to 9/11.

Just to underscore the point a bit further: the Justice Department fileda report this week setting forth its 2011 eavesdropping activities under FISA. Here’s the summary (h/t EPIC):

# of DOJ requests to the FISA court to eavesdrop on and/or physically search Americans/legal residents: 1,745

# of FISA court denials:  0

The DOJ filed close to 1,800 requests for FISA court permission to eavesdrop on the electronic communications of Americans or legal residents or to physically search their property (the vast majority, more than 90%, were for eavesdropping), and the FISA court did not deny a single request, though they did “modify” 30. This is a perfect expression of how the federal judiciary, in general, behaves in the face of claims of National Security from the Executive Branch: as an impotent, eager rubber-stamping servant.

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Just by the way: the 1978 FISA law that required court approval before the U.S. Government could eavesdrop on Americans has produced this sort of blindly accepting rubber-stamping from the FISA court since its inception. Nonetheless, it was this FISA process that the Bush administration claimed was too significant of an obstacle to its eavesdropping powers when it decided to violate the law by eavesdropping without asking for FISA court permission, and it’s the same claim which the Democratic-led Congress and then-Sen. Obama made in 2008 when they enacted a new FISA law that dramatically expanded the U.S. Government’s warrantless eavesdropping powers. A 100% victory rate in court is apparently too low for those who see presidential powers as monarchical, and our nation’s federal judges seem all the time to be eagerly attempting to increase that rate.

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Intelligence Rupture Over Iran: Israeli Apparat Falling Apart

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By Dr. Ismail Salami

 

Three nuclear Pinocchios

Producing from his pocket a sheet of paper which contained a biblical quote from the Prophet Zachariah, former Shin Bet chief said, “I will tell you things that might be harsh. I cannot trust Netanyahu and Barak at the wheel in confronting Iran. They are infected with messianic feelings over Iran,” thereby dealing a heavy blow to the Israeli regime.

A rift the size of a potential coup is taking shape between the Israeli government and the military-intelligence men over Iran, a fact which threatens the ruling Israeli political apparat on the one hand and exonerates Iran of all years-long groundless allegations on the other.

In fact, Iran has become a recent obsession with the present and past Israeli intelligence men insofar as the very mention of the name is enough to cause anger in the Israeli officials.

In point of fact, the fire started when Israel’s Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said he does not believe Iran will pursue nuclear weapons after years of efforts made by Tel Aviv and its allies to convince the world otherwise and swept through the Zionist barley. In an interview with the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, he described Iran’s leadership as “very rational” who would not make such a decision.

Also speaking at the Majdi Forum in Kfar Saba, a Tel Aviv suburb on Friday, former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) director Yuval Diskin said Barak and Netanyahu are deluded into believing that they have “messianic” missions and added that they lie about the projected effectiveness of an Israeli strike on Iran.

“There’s a false image being presented to public and that’s what bothers me. They [Netanyahu and Barak] are giving the sense that if Israel doesn’t act, Iran will have nuclear weapons. This part of the sentence apparently has an element of truth. But in the second part of the sentence, they turn to the – sorry for the expression – the ‘stupid public’ or the layman public… and tell them if Israel acts, there won’t be [an Iranian] nuclear program. And that’s the incorrect part of the sentence,” Diskin said.

Iran is a taboo word in the dictionary of the Zionists and anyone who speaks a word or words implicating a defense of or support for the Islamic Republic is considered an enemy. That is why Diskin’s scathing comments were interpreted as stemming from ‘personal desperation’. Some described him as being the latest in a line of “moronic intelligence chiefs”. Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz called his remarks “crude and inappropriate”, saying it is “clear that the timing and style of his comments stem from personal rather than substantive motives.” However, Israeli opposition leader Shaul Mofaz said Sunday he took Diskin’s criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak very seriously and rejected claims that the comments were made out of personal, political considerations.

On the other hand, some Israeli military and intelligence people joined in sympathy and supported Diskin in his criticism of Netanyahu. Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan expressed support for Diskin, saying he was a serious man and spoke his own “internal truth.” Also, Former IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi defended Diskin on Sunday and said, “I know Diskin and he spoke what was on his heart out of genuine concern.” In the meantime, Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert joined a chorus of voices warning against rushing into war with Iran, saying, “There is enough time to try different avenues of pressure to change the balance of power with Iran without the need for a direct military confrontation with Iran.”

Generally, there are two different fronts concerning Diskin: the first group includes those who have served in the intelligence organizations and are cognizant of the true nature of Iran nuclear program and therefore silently or loudly criticize their government for its ‘bomb, bomb Iran’ rhetoric. And the second group includes those who follow the Zionist leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who lie about the Iranian nuclear program and serve as nuclear Pinocchios in the international arena and play an important role in misleading the international community on Iran.

A strong feeling of fear is eroding the Israeli regime from within and without. On the one hand, the regime has come under the close scrutiny of the intelligence people who are exposing the lies of the regime about Iran which is per se a very bad sign for Israel. On the other hand, the Zionist regime is fearful that the talks (slated for May 23 in Baghdad) between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers could ultimately end with a deal that would allow Tehran to continue enriching uranium. At all events, the regime is toddling on political razor’s edge and that it is already caught between a rock and a hard place.

So, in order to sabotage the 5+1 talks, the Israeli regime has sent National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror to Europe to hold talks with European officials. Amidror arrived in Brussels on Monday and held talks with Helga Schmid, the EU deputy secretary general for political affairs, who is responsible for preparatory talks with Iran ahead of the Baghdad meeting. Amidror was also expected to travel on Wednesday to Berlin where he was to meet top German officials, among them Hans-Dieter Lucas, Germany’s representative to the Iran talks. A top Israeli official has described Amidror’s Europe tour as “extremely sensitive,” saying his visits are aimed at obtaining more information about the contents of the previous round of talks in the Turkish city of Istanbul and knowing the P5+1’s strategy about the Baghdad meeting.

Apparently, what is happening is not in the least in the best interests of Israel.

By way of countering the anti-regime remarks by the top military and intelligence people in Israel, Netanyahu and Barak have in recent days embarked on toning up their war rhetoric against Iran. In fact, the Zionist duo are steadfast in sowing the seeds of extremism, fear and hatred in order to give a cloak of legitimacy to a possible strike against the Islamic Republic.

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Kosovo – Europe’s Phony Nation

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Putin Calls NATO ‘Relic Of The Cold War Era’

Putin – Europe, are you not ashamed ? Declaration of independence of Kosovo – is immoral and illegal.

Novak Djokovic: „This is one of the worst moments in history of Serbia“

By Sir Vojislav Milosevic

Director, Center for Counter-terrorism&World Peace

Belgrade, Serbia

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Moscow, Feb. 2008: Press Conference:

„ One more time I want to emphasize: We consider that one-sided support of a declaration of independence of Kosovo – IS IMMORAL AND ILLEGAL!!! Are you not ashamed in Europe of the double standards you are applying to settle problems in different regions of the World?

We have Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transdniestria, which are like independent states.

Suspects in Kosovo Ring

We are always told – Kosovo is a special case. It is a lie, it is not a special case at all ! And everyone understands that perfectly well. It is all the same, an ethnic conflict, violation from both sides, and de-facto total independence. We should work out a unique principle of solution of all these issues. We propose to our partners to do universal rules of conduct. Why encourage separatism?

In Spain, people do not want to live in one state. Come on, support them there.

Great Britain, for 400 Years does not allow the territorial integrity of Northern Ireland. And what? Why not support the Northern Ireland. The same principals should exist for all. If we acted on, so called, political suitability, serving the political interests of specific states, we will destroy international law and general order. And, the arms race is increasing only because the small sates do not feel safe now.

International law does not protect the interests of small states. And of course, they are forced to ensure their safety, so they are equipped with modern weapons. If the international order was tough, stable, there would be no so much fear.

And of course, we will ask that question in the UN Security Council. Of course, we will ask that question !!!“

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Putin: „Global security will fail without Russia“

“At any minor development, it reaches for sanctions, if not armed force. Let me remind you that we are not in the 19th century, or even the 20th century now,” he said.”

Putin stressed that Russia will establish its own interests and goals, rather than follow the decisions imposed by somebody else. As for the goals of its foreign policy, they are strategic rather than short-term.

“We will certainly continue our active and constructive efforts to strengthen global security, to avoid confrontation and effectively neutralize such challenges as nuclear proliferation, regional conflicts and crises, terrorism and drugs,” Putin said. “We will do all we can to help Russia obtain the latest technological advances and help our businesses achieve a decent position on the global market.”

According to Putin, Russia’s position regarding the emerging new world order is based on new geopolitical realities and the idea that any unnecessary turmoil must be avoided.

Who undermines trust?

Vladimir Putin stressed that international stability is impossible to imagine without indivisible security for all nations, unconditional compliance with the fundamental principles of international law or when disproportionate force is used.

“That do not follow the logic of modern development and are based on the stereotypes of bloc mentality,” he said. “Everybody knows what I am alluding to. It is NATO’s expansion, including the deployment of new military infrastructure and the bloc’s (US-sponsored) plans to set up a missile defense system in Europe…in the immediate proximity to Russia’s borders.”

He also explained that human rights, though being paramount, should not be used as a pretext to undermine national sovereignty.

“The protection of human rights, however, becomes mere demagoguery when it is used as an excuse for a presumptuous violation of national sovereignty and if human rights are protected by foreign forces and selectively, , and if, while “protecting” those rights, they violate the rights of many other people, including the most fundamental and sacred right, the right to life,” Putin explained.

Here, Putin rebuked NATO and its taste for the “export of missile-based democracy”. He said that nobody had the right to hijack the prerogatives and powers of the United Nations, particularly when it comes to the use of force against sovereign nations.

“It seems that NATO countries, and especially the United States, have developed a peculiar understanding of security which is fundamentally different from our view,” Putin said. “The Americans are obsessed with the idea of securing absolute invulnerability for themselves, which, incidentally, is a utopia, for both technological and geopolitical reasons.”

The Europe factor

“Russia is an inalienable and organic part of Greater Europe and European civilization,” said the Russian PM. “That is why Russia proposes moving toward the creation of a common economic and human space from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean a community referred by Russian experts to as ‘the Union of Europe’.”

Speaking of the European economic crisis, Vladimir Putin said that it also affected Russia’s interests, and pledged that Moscow would do its best to help.

“The crisis that has struck the eurozone cannot but affect Russia’s interests, especially if one considers that the EU is our major foreign economic and trade partner,” he said. “Likewise, it is clear that the prospects of the entire global economic structure depend heavily on the state of affairs in Europe.”

Vladimir Putin stated that Russia needs a strong EU. “It is in our interests to realize the enormous potential of the Russia-EU partnership,” he said.

However, he continued, genuine partnership between Russia and the European Union is impossible as long as there are barriers that impede human and economic contacts, such as the various measures aimed at “squeezing out” Russian companies, as well as visa requirements.

Russian-American affairs

Prime Minister Putin points out that a lot has been done in recent years to develop Russian-American relations. However, it is not a secret that they are far from being stable, he says.

“The instability of the partnership with America is due in part to the tenacity of some well-known stereotypes and phobias,” Putin explains. “But the main problem is that bilateral political dialogue and cooperation do not rest on a solid economic foundation.”

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In conclusion, Russia’s prime minister Putin promised that Moscow “intends to continue promoting its security and protecting its national interest by actively and constructively engaging in global politics and in efforts to solve global and regional problems.”

Novak Djokovic: „This is one of the worst moments in history of Serbia“: 21.02.2008

“We are ready for mutually beneficial cooperation and open dialogue with all our foreign partners. We aim to understand and take into account the interests of our partners, and we ask that our own interests be respected,” he concluded.

„Good day to Serbia and to everyone who is with us today. This is one of the worst moments in history of Serbia and that’s I want to say thanks to everybody that came today to support this protest, to send the message to the World – that we are not tiny, that we are united, and that we are ready to defend what is ours. I deeply regret that physically I am not with you today, but I want everybody to know that my family and myself are, with all our hearts, always with Kosovo. The whole situation is really hard for me, because we all know that history of Serbia was written in Kosovo.

KOSOVO IS SERBIA, THAT’S THE WAY IT ALWAYS SHOULD BE!“

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German KFOR was coldly murdered two Serbian civilians in front of camera: Sublieuenant David Ferk will be remembered as first German soldier who shoot and killed, after 9th may 1945…

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Fukushima Primed For Worldwide Disaster

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The radioactive Fukushima Genie is out of the bottle and is primed to accomplish a worldwide disaster. If the roof of Reactor building #4 collapses, a building that is now seismically rated at zero, a pool of 1563 spent fuel rods perched 100 feet above the ground would also collapse ~ resulting in a gusher of global radiation that would put most of the world’s human and biological populations at severe risk:

 

by Allen L Roland

The greatest and most dangerous on going cover up in the world today is not the official 9/11 cover up (now into its 11th year); it is not the supposed assassination of Bin Laden by Navy Seals last year (an operation with no confirmed body, no video and completely staged as a re-election gimmick as we are now witnessing); but instead, it is the unspoken on going conspiracy of silence regarding the spreading worldwide nuclear radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011.

Fukushima Japan Nuclear Reactor 4 is leaning and in danger of complete collapse

This backgrounder RT interview with Robert Jacobs ( Hiroshima Peace Institute) regarding Fukushima was on May 11, 2011 so you can imagine how much more radiation has leaked into the atmosphere in the past 11 months ~ as well as the on going conspiracy of silence to reduce rightful world wide concern if not panic.Jacobs also confirms the extreme danger of a collapsed Reactor #4.

See 5 minute video ~

As Robert Alvarez recently wrote in IPS ~ “ After repeated warnings by former senior Japanese officials, nuclear experts, and now a U.S. Senator, it is sinking in that the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools amidst the reactor ruins may have far greater potential offsite consequences than the molten cores
After visiting the site recently, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote to Japan’s ambassador to the U.S. stating that, “loss of containment in any of these pools could result in an even greater release than the initial accident.”

This is why:

· Each pool contains irradiated fuel from several years of operation, making for an extremely large radioactive inventory without a strong containment structure that encloses the reactor cores;

· Several pools are now completely open to the atmosphere because the reactor buildings were demolished by explosions; they are about 100 feet above ground and could possibly topple or collapse from structural damage coupled with another powerful earthquake;

· The loss of water exposing the spent fuel will result in overheating can cause melting and ignite its zirconium metal cladding ~ resulting in a fire that could deposit large amounts of radioactive materials over hundreds of miles.

See IPS article:

Please note that radioactivity from the Chernobyl disaster deeply contaminated 77,000 square miles ~ and Fukushima radioactivity is potentially many times worse.

Just recently, authorities in Japan confessed that the amount of cesium-137 released by Fukushima is equivalent to 168 of the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A brief confirmation came from a recent article in the Telegraph ~ “Japan’s government estimates the amount of radioactive caesium-137 released by the Fukushima nuclear disaster so far is equal to that of 168 Hiroshima bombs.”

Earlier this week it was reported that radioactive water was still pouring into the pacific, as yet another leak sprang in the plant’s makeshift cooling system. The increase in radioactive water, which is used to cool the nuclear fuel rods, is another major concern for Japan. They are quickly running out of space to store the material, and experts fear that in interruption in the water supply could cause major problems at the already troubled reactors.

Here’s a recent seven minute video where Thom Hartman interviews Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, and Radiation Waste Watchdog who confirms that radiation has already reached the United States and the eminent danger of a collapse of Reactor #4 ~ “If that cooling water supply is lost, it will be just a few hours at most before that waste is on fire and 135 tons of radioactive material would be outside of any radioactive containment ~ a direct release or 100% of cesium-137 would be released to the environment.“ See video ~

So how does this affect me in California as well as others throughout the United States and the world?

The Journal of Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume has already contacted North America with the greatest exposure in central and southern California”, and that Southern California’s seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada:

“ In addition, radioactive debris is starting to wash up on the Pacific Coast. And because the Japanese are burning radioactive materials instead of disposing of them, radioactive rain-outs will continue for some time … even on the Pacific Coast. Of course, the government is doing everything it can to help citizens cover up what’s occurring. We pointed out in January: Instead of doing much to try to protect their citizens from Fukushima, Japan, the U.S. and the EU all just raised the radiation levels they deem “safe”.

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says that high-level friends in the State Department told him that Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood from Japan, despite that food not being tested for radioactive materials.

And the Department of Energy is trying to replace the scientifically accepted model of the dangers of low dose radiation by basing it on voodoo science. Specifically, DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley Labs used a mutant line of human cells in a Petri dish which was able to repair damage from low doses of radiation, and extrapolated to the unsupported conclusion that everyone is immune to low doses of radiation….

American and Canadian authorities have virtually stopped monitoring airborne radiation, and are not testing fish for radiation. (Indeed, the EPA reacted to Fukushima by raising “acceptable” radiation levels.)

So ~ as in Japan ~ radiation is usually discovered by citizens and the handful of research scientists with funding to check, and not the government.”

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Now let’s look at the radiation itself ~ and in particular Cesium-137

Courtesy of radiationfears.com/atmosphere

Gamma rays are the most penetrating of all radiations and can only be stopped by a very thick lead. Cesium-137 is one gamma emitter that is often released by nuclear reactors and one that has been found in larger quantities from Fukushima. Like Strontium-90, Cesium-137 also does an excellent job of confusing the body into thinking its potassium, collecting in the muscles. Iodine-131, which is another element found from Fukushima on U.S. soil, is both a gamma and beta emitter and focuses on penetrating the thyroid while affecting the surrounding tissue.”

The father of Health Physics, Dr. Karl Morgan stated“There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy is zero ~ All this said, there is no way we can avoid Cesium-137 in our food chain. It’s already here and will continue to accumulate until they are able to stop the leak at Fukushima. In the short term Iodine-131 is a concern, but with healthy eating and higher levels of iodine in your diet, you should be able to avoid some of these risks. I believe it’s important that we pay attention to the levels of Strontium-90 and Cesium-137 in the years to come.” See report:

In that regard and since I live in Northern California and relatively close to the coast ~ I have been supplementing higher levels of Iodine in my diet every day to further support my Thyroid.

Please also note, that the ongoing Fukushima ocean radiation contamination is still growing rapidly as witness these two Fukushima radioactive ocean impact maps dated March, 2011 and March, 2012.

March 2011 & March 2012

 

In six months that marine radiation ocean impact area will dwarf Hawaii and be approaching the West coast of America ~ and right now it is already affecting it.

Last year, President Obama told the American people that they should NOT prepare for radiation from the possible meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan and that the radiation would never affect Hawaii.

Obama is dead wrong on both counts!

Mike Adams explains this outrage on Natural News ~ “ Here’s Obama’s exact quote: ‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health experts do not recommend people in the U.S. take precautionary measures beyond staying informed’ In other words, Americans should do nothing other than listen to their government. Don’t buy potassium iodide pills (even though the U.S. Surgeon General has already urged people to do so), don’t fuel up your automobiles in case you need to evacuate California, don’t store some extra food and water… basically, and don’t worry! There’s no problem! Obama says so!’

I stopped listening to and believing Obama some time ago, I’m already taking my potassium iodide pills and I’m prepared for the worst ~ because Fukushima is primed for a worldwide disaster.

The chances are very likely that you have already been affected by its leading edge of radiation contamination ~ either by the air you breathe or the food you eat.

Nuclear accidents lead to global consequences. They are not a problem of just one country; they affect the life of entire regions of the world: Greenpeace International

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Raw Reports, Nuclear Threat from Germany

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GERMANS GIVE THESE OUT LIKE PARTY FAVORS, NUKES INCLUDED IT SEEMS

6 Decades of Deception

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

I will keep this short as possible.  A single nuclear weapon has “gone missing” as of last week, one of four missing but this one “more missing” than the others. 

The Thames Valley Police, famous for their fictional representations in the Colin Dexter detective novels, detained a high ranking government security officer, department to remain unnamed, at the behest of what we are told is the Home Secretary.  

Time we put a call in to Inspector Lewis?  Morse, played by John Thaw, would never have allowed such a thing.  John Thaw was always a favorite and his pub of choice, The Trout outside Oxford is a nice stop off, you can misplace a nuke, torture a spy, this time one of your own,  and make it home with fish and chips.  I do so love Britain.

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Now, to put this is American English.

A nuclear weapon that wasn’t supposed to exist, a single 500 kiloton hydrogen bomb, one of four being tracked, was seen being loaded at the German port of Bemerhaven, Germany.

The groups assisting in what we were informed was a counter-terrorism surveillance operation were the American NSA, British MI 6, the Office of Naval Intelligence and the British Royal Navy.  The “device” was loaded onto a Germany built “Dolphin” submarine and left the harbour doing 7.5 knots.

The submarine disappeared while being tracked by every sophisticated device NATO seems to be able to own or borrow.

At least one of those from among the listed agencies was arrested by the local police force in Oxford, their electronic surveillance gear siezed, were confined for 12 hours despite being above arrest and detention as a senior NATO intelligence officer.

Attempts to track the sub in the busy harbour were in vain and it is unknown what the nationality of the crew were or the destination, whether the UK, the US or some place in the Middle East.

What we do know is that Germany and other NATO nations, in a highly disputed exception to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, had held 182 such weapons until all had supposedly been given back to the United States in 2005.

We now know this to be untrue.  There are several possible scenarios:

  • Germany is a nuclear power in violation of international treaties and both Germany and the US are lying
  • The German government is in violation of international treaties and is selling or transfering nuclear weapons to unknown third parties
  • Terrorists have stolen a nuclear weapon that Germany was holding illegally
  • Germany is involved in a terror plot aimed at a third party, Iran, the United Kingdom or the United States
  • The submarine in question may or may not be one Germany is giving to Israel, this one with a “special enhancement” which, as we had questioned earlier, might be used against Iran, the United Kingdom or United States.

We know the British government at some levels, some departments, are aware of this action and are responding with retribution against their own intelligence services.  This seems to be an indication that some authority within Britain seems to have gone rogue, certainly the Thames Valley Police, possibly the Home Office and we can’t help but want to take a long hard look at David Cameron and his many mysterious meetings with Rupert Murdoch, the “not very Australian” ultra-nationalist/Likudist Israeli who stands somewhat accused of endless criminal acts or perhaps not.

Nobody in Britain actually knows.

Is someone planning to blow something up somewhere?  Are these just simply Germany boys on a lark, stolen submarine, borrrowed illegal nuclear weapon, kind of a prank?

Then again, we have the Bush administration.  Assurances were made that all such weapons had been out of German hands 7 years ago.   We now have direct evidence, eyewitnesses, that indicate that the US failed to follow the provisions of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that it is using as a pretext to threaten Iran with violations of.

Oddly, Israel never signed the treaty and is, by conventional standards, considered a “rogue state.”

A fuller accounting indicates that the warheads may not be American but were of Soviet design.  We know the number to be four.

One has been traced to a location inside the London itself.  Other locations for this one are likely New York, Lower Manhattan for a December delivery, tuned down to 100 kt, perhaps to pass off as another plane crash.  Mombasa and other African ports are on the lists as well.  There is a very nasty controversy between US intelligence agencies on information sharing as to this issue.  As this is an actual operation, not a “rumor,” attempts to keep secrets or mislead just aren’t going to work anymore, as this article has proven.

Weapons of this type are generally located through use of specialized aircraft, in this case, the Boeing Sentinal E3D.  These are highly modified 707 aircraft.  The British have 7 of these operating out of RAF Waddington.  They were placed on “mechanical fault standown” on April 14.  Who would have thought all these planes were preparing to discombobulate?

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We find this “coincidence” rather curious and call for an official inquiry into the accidental and sudden failure of Britain’s most valuable air assets.

The individuals and sources of this story will, at their request, not be credited.  If anyone out there if familiar with the radiation signature of an aging Soviet 1/2 megaton nuclear warhead, we would be glad to print that information, hoping the appropriate authorities might stumble upon it here.

Additionally, if anyone spots a Dolphin submarine, please give us a  ring also, same reasons.

DAVID, STILL PM SO FAR, REBEKAH, STILL UNDER ARREST

If anyone runs across one of the Murdoch clan, Rupert or James, see if they have come up with something on this.  Make sure one of them informs the Prime Minister.

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An interesting response by John Kettler:

ETs/EDs Raid Bremerhaven, Germany Last Week;

“Disappear” Dolphin Sub, Nuke & Crew While Under Comprehensive NATO & Intelligence Agency Surveillance!

ETs/EDs (extraterrestrials/extradimensionsals) of the Liberation Forces raided Angela Merkel’s Germany last week, a move expected by the writer, given Germany’s decades of WMD (weapons of mass destruction) proliferation (chemical weapons and precursors, supplying missile expertise, illegal sale of ultra centrifuges to anyone with cash, plus providing quiet Diesel-electric subs to Israel, but set up to allow for rapid conversion to nuclear cruise missile launch platforms). Call the ETs/EDS most unhappy!

The “normal” part of this amazing tale is here, in a withering article by Senior Editor Gordon Duff of Veteran’s Today, but what concerns us is the hidden side of this, the ETs/EDs‘ disappearing of a Dolphin sub, crew and highly illegal 0.5  megaton nuclear weapon after they put to sea  (reportedly then making 7.5 knots in crowded Bremerhaven Harbor)–while under comprehensive surveillance by both NATO and multiple international intelligence agencies from the U.S., U.K., and Germany! The ETs/EDs say if anyone asks “Where’s the sub?” the answer is “We have it!”

ETs/EDs Exclusively Reveal Sub Was Bound For Israel!

Apparently, guilt and greed in Germany know no limits, and Russia has yet again been found dispensing nukes to all comers with cash in hand, according to the ETs/EDs. What Gordon Duff mentioned in passing in his article, the ETs/EDs state specifically: “The nukes in his article are Russian, and Russia will pay dearly for this latest transgression in a long string. The Dolphin sub was en route to Israel and did have an Israeli crew.”

ETs/EDs Fully Expect “International Repercussions” From Gordon Duff’s Article & This Post

It’s taken a long time, but Germany has been officially caught with her hand in the nuclear cookie jar, and Russia, whose nuclear peccadilloes rouse such ire in officialdom there when outed, will have much to explain, not just to terrestrial authorities but to her “topside” ally, with whom she’s already in both the exopolitics penalty box and the doghouse. According to one of the ETs/EDs, “Expect Russia’s most advanced fighter, the SuMi-41, armed with “topside” supplied energy cannon, to disappear outright from the Russian inventory. There may be other punitive measures taken as well.”

The ETs/EDs mean what they say when it comes to honoring treaty terms with them, and nothing is taken more seriously than anything involving proliferation or use of nuclear weapons. The ETs/EDs haven’t figured out what will be done about Germany, but they say “It’ll hurt and be highly visible.” Rest assured, that’s no hollow threat. Just ask Hugo Chavez or Benjamin Netanyahu! “Israel,” the ETs/EDs say, “will also be chastised.” Whether or not that chastisement will extend beyond the loss of a pricey sub, expensively trained crew and a highly illegal, expensive nuke “is presently undecided.” The overall impression received, both directly and indirectly, is that the ETs/EDs  are really angry and upset over the outrageous actions of Germany, Russia and Israel.

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Make “May Day” a “Truth Day”

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RED AS EVER

Liars Would Be Unemployed Without the Stupid

  …by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

A bit ago, Obama was celebrating the imaginary death of Osama bin Laden.  A simple and inexorable fact:  bin Laden was US agent for years and died while working for the US, well over a decade ago. 

I have debriefed his CIA handler, interviewed his ISI associates and now recommend him for a Presidental Medal of Freedom for his work in fighting communism and ending the Cold War. 

His CIA files have been altered, paragraphs added to make him look like a terrorist, wrong type face, “cut and paste.” Shameful.

More heroes are the Navy SEALS who died in the operation in Pakistan and those who were later “accidented” in Afghanistan, those who never captured bin Laden, never killed him, never shipped him a thousand miles over defended airspace to bury him at sea in what would have been a blasphemous and heretical Satanic ceremony.  Islam does not allow burial at sea, even for people who don’t exist.

The SEALS did exist and will never be able to tell the truth, we now have left only selected fabricators who have already lied themselves into infamy.

Our next subject will be Britain, that small island off France where people drive across when looking for Ireland.  For years, inquiries by the government have investigated why Tony Blair sent Britain to war in violation of their law, international convention and common sense.

Britain murders or intimidates anyone who tries to tell the truth, something we read daily and yet watch it go on even more while the newspapers report it. 

Police break into homes, destroy evidence that has been requested for national inquiries, criminal trials, beat and intimidate witnesses and members of other departments openly murder citizens who speak out. 

That list is now exhausting and that practice is so well known that anyone you stop on the street considers themselves lucky to not be murdered by their own police or security services.

Really, stop and ask anyone in Britain.

Bloomberg and Murdoch

Now we are learning that Rupert Murdoch and his henchmen, many now under arrest, all but the “family” itself, have been running Britain for years, wiretapping, bribery and blackmail.

They have been doing the same in the US, all GOP for sure and everyone in Washington stupid enough to meet with male and female prostitutes, hire “rent boys” or snort cocaine off the thighs of a 13 year old prostitute dressed as a French maid.

We are discussing Congress, the Pentagon, White House officials and the Supreme Court.

It was about 70% of the Bush administration, according to friends there, so many names that writing them down, even emailing the stories back to myself would be exhausting.

The stories about two presidents alone, about sex crimes that would put them in prison for life, stories told by people who know them well, can be found. 

Anyone trying to have them published is dead or in prison like the drug dealer who supplied Dan Quayle.

The Exorcist – From the Movie

We are talking about children. Do we want to get into the Satanic rituals?  Almost every well known religious leader with ties to government is a Satanist.

Many privately claim they are possessed.  An old friend, now deceased, described the process to me.  I am not a religious person.

What he would say, my Jesuit friend, the actual exorcist of movie fame, is that he could never prove there was a go-d but as for Satan, that was easy.

He said it was a trap, those who sought anything, who obsessed for power, minor power, many who ran the biggest corporations, government officials, were infested with demons.

I always thought they were insane, and I have met more than a few.  Then again, as I listen to him talk, I remember and think, “Perhaps I have been wrong all these years.”  For your pleasure:

YouTube 

If you want an answer to that question “Why do they do what they do,” I think it is very possibly here.  If you want to understand the Bush family, watch the video.  There is more to the story, much about a major religion turning to Satan and an archeologist priest, an exorcist who wrote about it under the guise of novels.

He described the systematic undermining of religion, the abuse of endless thousands of children by Satanic cults in priestly robes and nobody believed him back in 1975.

With over half a million documented rapes, the children of entire nations, such as Ireland, suppressing this name, Fr. Malachi Martinmay well be how America’s most devout can also be the torturers and fiends we all know very well are ruling us.

…on a personal note.

Ah, but it is just a story, Rupert Murdoch doesn’t exist, the Bush family is imaginary, we didn’t run torture prisons in 30 nations and murder hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions in a “war on terror” now clearly proven to have been a sick invention.

Others, so many others, you would be surprised, believe Washington has fallen under the rule of lizardlike aliens.

What is your explanation, perhaps that Bush, Cheney and Rumsefeld simply went astray, they and Tony Blair, a few childish pranks, Bush in his skirt and sweater, Cheney gunning for hunting partners, Rumsfeld controlled, we are told, by the wife of a well known journalist who had him barking like a dog?

None of it happened, these stories, all the devices of sick minds, the kind of people who would believe that a government would attack its own nation, that half of congress is bribed daily, things that are unthinkable to those who have never look directly into the empty eyes and felt the greasy limp handshake…..

Ah, but we have another May Day treat.  One of our contributors has written a piece of limited interest but quality.  Read what you can though, if you are like most, talk of places like Algeria make you turn back to television.   The best part, of course, is that this is something you were never intended to read.

There will be a sentence, perhaps a paragraph or two to enjoy.

Israel, the British government, the Murdoch scandal, 9/11, 7/7 and the next nuclear flase flag London Olympic games 2012

Why Mossad, the MI5 and Theresa May want to silence Abu Qatada, Abu Hamza, Muhammad Al Massari, and anybody saying that Israel is behind the Algerian civil war, 9/11, 7/7, and the next nuclear attack on the London Olympic game in London ?

Abu Hamza said on the British television that he believed that Israel was behind 9/11, now Israeli run British  government wants to extradite him to the USA to silence him. In 2005, Dr Muhammad al Masaari, a Saudi opponent, founder of the Al Tajdeed website, explained during one of his program that French-Algerian-Israelis fake groups, naming themselves the GIAs (Group Islamic Armed), were entering from Morocco during the 1995-1999, and literally slaughtering innocent people in Algeria, raping women, beheading babies and blaming it on the FIS, Islamic Front of Salvation, dispossessed from his victory illegally by a coup d’etat.

Dr Al Masaari was raided by the MI6, who stopped the broadcasting of his live program and threatened him by deportation if he was to speak out openly about the GIAs and the links with France and Israel.
What are the links between the GIAs and the israeli run MOD?  What are the links between Israel, France, Germany, Great Britain and the GIA-AQIM and their creator general Larbi Belkheir (real name Joseph Cohen Solal Abulker) and the Algerian military secret services (DRS), headed by another Algerian  Jew, general Mohamed Mediene, called Tewfik?
What are the links between Reda Hasssaine and the DRS, MOD, DGSE? Is he simply an agent or was his job to silence Abu Qatada to cover up the French-Algerian-Israelis  GIA-AQIM terrorist  networks and war crimes in Algeria?
Why David Cameron is panicking, when next week elections are to be held in Algeria? Why is it that during the 11 September 2001, Algerians published on their websites that 9/11 was an israeli operation and were arrested and jailed in Paris without trial, by the french DGSE?
Why is it that the same information was provided to the Azzam website, based in Birmingham and the website was shut down immediately by the MI6?
Is the coming fall of the military junta in Algeria explains the panic in Tel Aviv, Paris, London and Washington ? Or is this simply the lost of the oil, gas, military hundreds of billions of kick backs contracts?
Why the British government did not act when the same Algerians website in Paris explained the 5th July 2005, 48 hours before the bombings, that Israel was to bomb Paris or London undergrounds, depending of which country will have the Olympic games?
What did Chirac, Bouteflika, Blair, Cameron discussed the 7th July 2005 at the G8 summit in Gleaneagles? Why Blair transfered Rachid Ramda (innocent man blamed for the 1995 bombings in Paris) to France  after public  accusations of  direct French-British-Israelis terrorist networks involvement in the London bombings?
Why the MOD ignored the warnings made 48 hours before the attacks in London in July 2005?
Why Israelis ‘security companies’, which failed protecting innocent people in the underground the 7 th July 2005, are working on the security of the Olympic Games in 2012 sites?
Why the same Algerians warning about a nuclear attack during next summer are again ignored?
Why these Algerians are threatened by the MOD ? Why their names had been removed from the Operation Weeting list of people hacked by Murdoch intelligence networks?
Why confidential information contained in our computers were published on the 7th July 2005 by the Times (a known mossad front)?
What are the real purposes of the hacking networks put in place by the Murdoch newspapers empire?
What are the links between Murdoch, Israel and the the major terrorists operations of the last decade, the Iraq war and the coming invasion of Iran, the next nuclear 9/11 false flag, Andrew Warren, ex-CIA director in Algiers, Breivik,  and the Montauban, Toulouse operations?
Why Lord James of Blackheath who confirmed laundered for the GIA-AQIM in the UK was not arrested and quizzed?
We’ve busted the GIAs and faked terrorist groups set up by general Larbi Belkheir, French, British, German, Israeli, American and NATO clandestine terror networks… But oil, gas, military kick backs contracts are part of the big business of the ‘Arab Spring’ that started in Algeria in 1992…
Abu Qatada was in Algeria in the 1990s, he probably saw and understood what was the real purpose of the GIAs, a French-Israeli-Algerian front, if he speaks out he will bust openly the fake groups set up by the Zionists networks in Europe and many of the terrorist operations that happened during the last decade from 9/11 in New York to Madrid and London.
That’s why Mossad wants to silence him. The second reason is that Israel is preparing a nuclear attack on the London Olympic games, please read here our previous warnings.
Abdelqader Layada, emir of the french-GIAs, explained that the French government was helping him to start a civil war in Algeria in 1992
Abu Qatada was in Algeria during the 1990s, the man you see in this picture above is Abdelqader Layada, the first ‘emir’ or commander of the GIA and here what he has to say about his links with French government and the DST during an interview with France 24 the 12th July 2009 (you’ll need a translator). He said that the french DST was using him to start the civil war in Algeria and to fight the FIS, legal winner of 1992 elections.
Mossad website SITE, owned by Rita Katz, a mossad officer, confirmed that Israel is now taking in charge the transfer of Abu Qatada very seriously as it is harming the Israeli government now and undermining France, Great Britain secret services. Please read here 
The fake groups created by general Larbi Belkheir, (Joseph Abulker) and general Mohamed Mediene called Tewfik, both of them are Algerian Jews,  have apparently kidnapped a Briton somewhere in Mali and are asking to transfer Abu Qatada in a country liberated by the ‘Arab spring’. Pure invention from Tel Aviv!
Confirming to the world the direct links between the Algerian DRS and the Mossad in creating terrorism in North Africa. AQIM, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, is the new name of the GIA. The goal of the israelis, NATO, France, the US, UK, is exactly the same as in Libya, Iraq create havoc, terrorism, chaos, invade, kill the people ‘under humanitarian excuses’ or ‘barbarism excuses’, and steal the oil and gas fields….
Charles Pasqua, Nicolas Sarkozy are both mossadniks
Abdelqader Layada was the ‘commander or the emir’ of the fake group set up by the french FBI, la DST, named the GIA in 1991. The GIAs were set up to fight the FIS, Islamic Front Salvation, led by Sheykh Ali Benhadj and Abassi Madani.
This party won the election in 1992, but they were overthrow by a military coup d’etat led by general Larbi Belkheir (french-israeli-algerian networks) and by the former french president Francois Mitterand and his aids, from the extreme right wing linked to the Gladio NATO clandestine networks, Charles Pasqua (political father of Nicolas Sarkozy) and Jean Charles Marchiani.
These organised the coup d’etat with the french-algerian-israeli locals, generals Mohamed Touati, Khaled Nezzar, Mohamed Lamari, Smain Lamari, Gaid Salah, Mohamed Mediene, called Tewfik and others from the army and the FLN party.
General Mohammed Mediene, current head of the Algerian secret military services was in the office of the dual citizen, American-Israeli, Georges Tenet, head of the CIA during the day of 9/11. This, according to Tenet ‘memoires’ :
Now when we say Israel is behind 9/11, Madrid, London, and there is a coming nuclear 9/11 coming in Europe, does this make sense to you all?
Principal motivation of the French was to keep the oil, gas fields under France control. While in 1991, Bush senior was invading and seizing the Iraqis oils fields, Saddam, like Gaddafi were ‘good clients’ for France in terms of defense and oil industry contracts.
Abu Qatada was probably framed and was ‘hired’ by Abdelqader Layada to make Algerians and Muslims believe that slaughter of other Muslims ‘was allowed’, which is something Abu Qatada denies.  The massacres in Algeria were carried out by the GIAs mercenaries from ex-Yugoslavia and South Africa, and the ‘barbarism’ was blamed on ‘Islam’ and the FIS.
Abu Qatada knows probably a lot more and will have a lot to say publicly about terrorism coming from London, Paris, Washington or Tel aviv.  That’s why Theresa May and Jonathan Evans wants to kill him by sending him back to Jordan.
550 000 deaths, 50 000 disappeared, millions of refuges in Algeria since the last two decades, if the military junta fall in Algeria next week, France, UK, US, Germany and Israel will fall under terrorism scandals one after the other from 9/11  to the Olympic games, that’s probably why May is working day and night to silence Muslims in London.
If you add to this the claim of Lord James of Blackheath, who laundered money for the GIA-AQIM, Belkheir, Tewfik, Blair in the UK, please read here, we are on the brink of something big coming right in front of us.
An international investigation must be opened in the UK for complicity of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity during the civil war in Algeria and in Iraq well, and Libya.
We’ve got you by the xxxxxx
Abu-Suleyman  …Islamic-Intelligence

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Sedition Charges Against Journalist in Bangladesh?

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Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Gomes

Pro-government activists campaign to file very serious charges against William Gomes over Facebook allegations…

Tim King Salem-News.com

(SALEM) – Salem-News is contacting elected officials with the U.S. government, seeking their intervention to protect our Human Rights Ambassador and featured writer, William Gomes of Bangladesh.

Salem-News is asking Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who is due to visit Bangladesh on the 5th of May 2012, to please take time to discuss the security of William Gomes. His role as human rights ambassador for a media organization is a brave and unique approach to resolving human rights issues worldwide that are otherwise so often simply ignored.

It was Mrs. Clinton who suggested years ago that it takes a village to raise a child; she surely heads the list of those who appreciate the media’s involvement in giving a voice to those who don’t otherwise have one.

We would be grateful if Sec. of State Clinton would take a position on this freedom of speech issue, as Mr. Gomes writes articles that expose injustice in the most shadowy corners of the world.

He rallies for people all over the globe; on all continents. His articles and letters of appeal can be viewed at this link.

The fact that he has also criticised his own country, should not place his life in jeopardy with his own government, however this possible charge could lead to that.

E activists with the ruling political party Bangladesh Awami League (BAL), are campaigning against our Human Rights Ambassador, and actually urging the government to file sedition charge against William Gomes in the largest political Facebook group of Bangladesh: Blue Band call – the print screen is attached below.

In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order. In Bangladesh, a journalist charged with this crime faces the death penalty.

Wikipedia

      (According to Section 124 [A] of the Bangladesh Penal Court [Sedition] bears capital punishment.)

Attackers Oppose Journalist’s Human Rights Mission

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK; Chinese: 香港電台) is a public broadcasting organisation in Hong Kong that is operated as an independent department in the government under the Broadcasting Authority.

Interview with William Gomes about human rights, from 2010, with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)

The pro government groups have been abusive, attacking William Gomes’ rights to freedom of religion and freedom of expression. In fact he has been a target for a long time over his human rights activism and journalist works.

Salem-News urges U.S. Senators and Members of Congress, to warn the Bangladesh government to stop harassing our human rights ambassador. Salem-News is urging all of our associated groups and international allies to stand by William’s side and pass this article on to U.S. officials to take the issues into account.

This is a tragic attempt to silence a Journalist/Activist exclusively willing to stand behind only fairness and truth and against government abuse of human rights- in all places. The attack against Mr. Gomes is an attack against human goodwill itself.

If Bangladesh succeeded in silencing William Gomes, it would represent a tremendous setback to all efforts to build human rights in this part of the world, not to mention being a bleeding gash in the very notion of freedom of press.

Those in Bangladesh considering this action need to understand that Mr. Gomes is a valued member of our team at Salem-News.com; an extremely active world news organization nearly a decade old with more than 100 writers in 22 countries.



We are associated with a long list of other media and activist groups like OCCUPY MARINESInternational Rescue Group (IRG) and VETERANS TODAY Our writers are no strangers to attack; we strongly advocate for them and will back them in all similar circumstances.

While we are no strangers to malicious political attacks, this attempt to have William Gomes charged with Sedition, which carries the death penalty, is a shameful mark against Bangladesh; a nation known for a long list of human rights violations. William Gomes has taken the country to task over these infringements of international law numerous times, and for this simple communication of information, he faces the death penalty?

Ridiculous. We will not allow this to take place, we will raise so many flags that Bangladeshi officials will wish they never considered such foolish and irresponsible prosecution.

As a Bangladeshi journalist, Mr. Gomes is protected from any such treatment (particularly because he never committed the act of ‘Sedition’ in the first place, the matter actually stemming from misinformation published on the Facebook page) by international law.

William Gomes has every right to free speech; he is duly appointed as a Bangladesh correspondent of the Sri Lanka Guardian as well as Salem-News.com. He was accredited by the press information department of Bangladesh. His background includes working for the international human rights organization, Asian Human Rights Commission.

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Having worked with Salem-News for several months, Wiilliam was recently named our Human Rights Ambassador as he uniquely possesses the ability to write about tragedy, and help the affected parties through letters to world officials, exposing the injustice the people are facing; often leading to political response. He doesn’t just report, he actually tries to help the people he writes about. It is a hard and all too often thankless job, and one of the most important roles in existence.

William Gomes was also named Assistant Editor for Salem-News.com.

William has been associated with the efforts of local, regional and international human rights groups campaigning for the criminalization of torture. He has spent years actively campaigning for the abolishment of the death penalty; a subject he has written about frequently.

William became an active campaigner for demanding the disbandment of an elite force in Bangladesh called the Rapid Action Battalion and military intelligence Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) for the latter’s involvement in torture, extra judicial killings, enforced disappearances of persons and other forms of gross violations that have continued unabated.

He distributed posters, stickers and leaflets containing the demands of prosecution of the perpetrators among the families of the victims of extrajudicial killings; professionals, diplomats and ordinary citizens of the country. In his blogs, personal website and other virtual domains such as Facebook and Twitter he campaigned for banning the RAB with the demands of justice for the victims.

William has been cultivating his knowledge of human rights consistently, attended a number of different training courses.

In 2009, he participated in a training organized by Asian Legal Resource Centre on “Food Security, Corruption and Democracy Focusing on Human Rights and Rule of Law in Bangladesh”.

In 2010, he participated in a training organized by Asian Human Rights Commission in Hong Kong on “Training programme on interviewing of victims of human rights abuses”.

Also in 2010, he participated in a course, “Training on Human rights and rule of law” in Bangladesh that was organized by Asian legal Resource Center.

The certificates he received for attending these events are shown on the right, click on the smaller images to see the full size acknowledgements. It is sad that false information on Facebook has placed William Gomes in an awkward and dangerous position. His goals are for the betterment of all people, particularly those who are voiceless, living among occupation, government terrorism; any manner of terrible situations that lead to torture and murder and a range of human rights violations.

Salem-News.com’s human rights ambassador confirmed his mission saying that, “I am for all peaceful efforts and against violence, I am with the all the peaceful people where ever they are from , but always I am against all the suppressive and fascist government as is the case with the Bangladesh government.“

If anything were to happen to Salem-News Human Rights Ambassador William Gomes or his family, Salem-News will mobilize every resource along with our allied progressive forces and devote years if necessary, to expose the officials with the fascist forces of Bangladesh and its allies and see them taken to world court where they can pay for their misdeeds with their own lives. It is much simpler for a government to simply show restraint and act human, stay human; Restiamo Umani

Similar report by AFP Jan 8, 2012: Bangladeshi faces sedition charge over Facebook post


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Sibel Edmonds Finally Wins

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by David Swanson

 

Sibel Edmonds’ new book,Classified Woman,” is like an FBI file on the FBI, only without the incompetence.

The experiences she recounts resemble K.’s trip to the castle, as told by Franz Kafka, only without the pleasantness and humanity.

I’ve read a million reviews of nonfiction books about our government that referred to them as “page-turners” and “gripping dramas,” but I had never read a book that actually fit that description until now.

The F.B.I., the Justice Department, the White House, the Congress, the courts, the media, and the nonprofit industrial complex put Sibel Edmonds through hell.  This book is her triumph over it all, and part of her contribution toward fixing the problems she uncovered and lived through.

Edmonds took a job as a translator at the FBI shortly after 9-11.  She considered it her duty.  Her goal was to prevent any more terrorist attacks.  That’s where her thinking was at the time, although it has now changed dramatically.  It’s rarely the people who sign up for a paycheck and healthcare who end up resisting or blowing a whistle.

Edmonds found at the FBI translation unit almost entirely two types of people. The first group was corrupt sociopaths, foreign spies, cheats and schemers indifferent to or working against U.S. national security.  The second group was fearful bureaucrats unwilling to make waves.  The ordinary competent person with good intentions who risks their job to “say something if you see something” is the rarest commodity.  Hence the elite category that Edmonds found herself almost alone in: whistleblowers.

Reams of documents and audio files from before 9-11 had never been translated.  Many more had never been competently or honestly translated.  One afternoon in October 2001, Edmonds was asked to translate verbatim an audio file from July 2001 that had only been translated in summary form.  She discovered that it contained a discussion of skyscraper construction, and in a section from September 12th a celebration of a successful mission.  There was also discussion of possible future attacks.  Edmonds was eager to inform the agents involved, but her supervisor Mike Feghali immediately put a halt to the project.

Two other translators, Behrooz Sarshar and Amin (no last name given), told Edmonds this was typical. They told her about an Iranian informant, a former head of SAVAK, the Iranian “intelligence” agency, who had been hired by the FBI in the early 1990s.  He had warned these two interpreters in person in April 2001 of Osama bin Laden planning attacks on U.S. cities with airplanes, and had warned that some of the plotters were already in the United States.  Sarshar and Amin had submitted a report marked VERY URGENT to Special Agent in Charge Thomas Frields, to no apparent effect.  In the end of June they’d again met with the same informant and interpreted for FBI agents meeting with him.  He’d emphatically warned that the attack would come within the next two months and urged them to tell the White House and the CIA.  But the FBI agents, when pressed on this, told their interpreters that Frields was obliged to report everything, so the White House and other agencies no doubt already knew.

One has to wonder what U.S. public opinion would make of an Iranian having tried to prevent 9-11.

Next, a French translator named Mariana informed Edmonds that in late June 2001, French intelligence had contacted the FBI with a warning of the upcoming attacks by airplanes.  The French even provided names of suspects.  The translator had been sent to France, and believed her report had made it to both FBI headquarters and the White House.

Edmonds translated other materials that involved the selling of U.S. nuclear information to foreigners and spotted a connection to a previous case involving the purchase of such information.  The FBI, under pressure from the State Department, Edmonds writes, prevented her from notifying the FBI field offices involved.  Edmonds has testified in a court deposition, naming as part of a broad criminal conspiracy Representatives Dennis Hastert, Dan Burton, Roy Blunt, Bob Livingston, Stephen Solarz, and Tom Lantos, and the following high-ranking U.S. government officials: Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, and Marc Grossman.

When Edmonds was hired, she was the only fully qualified Turkish translator, and this remained the case.  In November 2001, a woman named Melek Can Dickerson (referred to as “Jan”) was hired.  She did not score well on the English proficiency test, and so was not qualified to sign off on translations, as Edmonds was.  Melek’s husband Doug Dickerson worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency under the procurement logistics division at the Pentagon dealing with Turkey and Central Asia, and for the Office of Special Plans overseeing Central Asian policy.  This couple attempted to recruit Edmonds and her husband into the American Turkish Council and the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, offering large financial benefits.  But these were organizations that the FBI was monitoring.  Edmonds reported the Dickersons’ proposal to Feghali, who dismissed it.

Then Edmonds discovered that Jan Dickerson had been forging her (Edmonds’) signature on translations, with Feghali’s approval.  Then Edmonds’ colleagues told her about Jan taking files out of other translators’ desks and carrying them out of the building.  Dickerson attempted to control the translation of all material from particular individuals.  Dennis Saccher, who was above Feghali, discovered that Jan was marking every communication from one important person as being not important for translation. Saccher attempted to address the matter but was shut down by Feghali, by another supervisor named Stephanie Bryan, and by the head of “counterintelligence” for the FBI who said that the Pentagon, White House, State Department, and Congress would not allow an investigation.

Had Edmonds understood the truth of that statement, it might have saved her years of frustration and stress, but it would have denied us the bulk of the revelations in her book.  Dickerson threatened Edmonds’ life and those of her family.  Edmonds lost her job, her reputation, her friends, and contact with most of her family members.  She watched Congress cave in to the President.  She watched the government protect the Dickersons by allowing them to flee the country.  She listened to Congressman Henry Waxman and others in 2005 and 2006 promise a full investigation if the Democrats won a majority, a promise that was immediately broken when the Democrats took control of Congress in 2007.  Edmonds was smeared in the media, and her story widely ignored when media outlets got parts of it right.  The Justice Department claimed “States Secrets” and maneuvered for a cooperative judge (Reggie Walton) to have cases filed by Edmonds dismissed.  The government classified as secret all materials related to Edmonds’ case including what was already public.  The Justice Department issued a gag order to the entire Congress.

And Congress bent over and shouted “Thank you, sir, may I have another?”

As less confrontational approaches failed, Edmonds became increasingly an activist and an independent media participant and creator.  Her story and others she was familiar with were rejected and avoided by the 9-11 Commission.  She worked with angry 9-11 widows and with other whistleblowers to expose the failures of that commission.  Disgusted with whistleblower support groups that only offered to help her when she was in the news and never when she needed help most desperately, Edmonds started her own group, made up of whistleblowers, called the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition.  She started her own website called Boiling Frogs Post.

When an unclassified version of a report on Edmonds’ case by the Justice Department’s Inspector General was finally released, it vindicated her.

Edmonds has received awards and recognition.  Her story has been supported (with rhetoric, not action) by Congress members and backed up by journalists.  It appears in this forthcoming film.

Coleen Rowley, another FBI whistleblower, one who was honored as a Time magazine person of the year along with two others, told me: “What I find so remarkable is Sibel’s persistence in trying every avenue and possible outlet in trying to get the truth out. When going up the chain of command in the executive branch and Inspector General internal mechanisms for investigating fraud, waste, and abuse went nowhere, she sought judicial remedy by filing lawsuits only to be improperly gagged by ‘state secrecy privilege’.  Along the way she also sought congressional assistance, testified to the 9-11 Commission, and engaged with various media and other non-governmental organizations.  It’s somewhat ironic that Sibel herself demonstrated such enormous energy and passion throughout this decade quite the opposite of the ‘boiling frog’ idiom she uses for her website as a warning to others.  If her book can inspire readers to summon even 1/100th of the determination and resolve she has modeled, there’s hope for us!”

Yet, thus far, no branch of our government has lifted its little finger to fix the problem of secrecy and the corruption it breeds, which Edmonds argues has grown far worse under President Obama.  That’s why this book should be spread far and wide, and read aloud to our misrepresentatives in Congress if necessary.  This book is a masterpiece that reveals both the details and the broader pattern of corruption and unaccountability in Washington, D.C.  Edmonds has not exposed bad apples, but a rotten barrel of toxic waste that will sooner or later infect us all — not just the whistleblowers like Sibel and the thousands of people in our government who see something and dare not say something for fear that we will not have their back.

Let’s have their back.

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Fear-Fuelling Conspiracies

NOVANEWS
by Paul Balles

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. –Aristotle

I don’t believe in conspiracy theories. However I do believe in conspiracies.

All that’s necessary is to have two or more conspirators conspiring to do something–anything–together.

This includes every imaginable conspiracy, from a couple of kids conspiring to tease other kids, to thieves planning a robbery, to countries creating coalitions against other countries.

Usually conspiracies come out of situations where the facts are known to few and the conspirators remain hidden.

Presently there’s a conspiracy among those creating propaganda for bombing Iran. These war hawk politicians in both the U S and Israel use misinterpreted intelligence and incredulous rationales to argue that Iran should be bombed because they are working toward developing nuclear power.

It’s not enough that Iran doesn’t have nuclear weapons. According to Israeli hawks, Iran must not be allowed to work in the direction of developing nuclear weapons.

That argument is currently too weak to garner enough support from the American public to go into another costly war, primarily because it doesn’t create enough fear.

A conspirator who wanted to see that ingredient added would find a way to create fear in the American public.

Old tricks like those employed to create fear leading to the Iraq war won’t work. No one will easily buy the argument that another Islamic country has WMDs.

Even if fear for Israel is strong enough to make an argument for them, the stock of Israeli nuclear weapons convinces anyone with half a brain that they can defend themselves.

On the other hand, something going on in America can provide enough fear by Americans to support another war.

One only needs to follow closely the fear inspiring attacks on Islam picking up steam in America.

Combine the building fear of Islam in the US with the propaganda about Iran as a potential nuclear power and the conspiracy is almost complete.

Fear!

Governments plant fear!

During the Vietnam War, the U S government implanted fear of communism in the public minds.

Terrorist fears don’t have to be toward the same thing. While fear of communism remained even after the McCarthy era in America, it has been possible to plant new fears.

After 9/11, American fear shifted to Islam. Though politicians have generally been careful to distinguish between all Muslims and “radical” Islamists, the American public has associated Islam with terrorists.

One politician recently planted the distinction in American minds by saying, “While not all Muslims are terrorists, all terrorists are Muslims.

This sick, totally untrue, comment has appeared on numerous websites, blogs and videos. Repeated enough times, people begin to automatically ascribe truth to their brainwashing.

Political scientist John Mueller argued that once instilled, fear of terrorism remains in large percentages of populations.

“Even if fears of terrorism do begin to decline,” says Mueller, “they can probably be very substantially rejiggered if a lone fanatical nut somewhere shoots up a bus, bank, or beauty salon while shouting “God is great!”

According to Arsalan Iftikhar (international human rights lawyer and Contributing Editor for Islamica magazine) Anti-Muslim sentiment in America has surged.

“A 2010 Washington Post-ABC News public opinion poll found that “roughly half the country (49 percent) holds an unfavourable view of Islam, compared with 37 percent who have a favourable view.

“That is a 10% rise from a similar poll taken in October 2002, just a little more than a year removed from the attacks of 9/11.”

It’s never too soon to expose the conspirators responsible for feeding and stimulating fear of Arabs and Islam.

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