'The devastating Israeli firepower, unleashed largely on Palestinian civilians in Gaza during the three-week attack starting December 27, 2008 was fueled by US-supplied weapons paid for with US tax dollars. Washington provided F-16 fighter planes, Apache helicopters, tactical missiles, and a wide array of munitions, including white phosphorus and DIME. The weapons required for the Israeli assault were decided upon in June 2008, and the transfer of 1,000 bunker-buster GPS-guided Small Diameter Guided Bomb Units 39 (GBU-39) were approved by Congress in September. The GBU 39 bombs were delivered to Israel in November (prior to any claims of Hamas cease fire violation) for use in the initial air raids on Gaza.'
Billions in Recent Yememi Investments and The Underwear Bomber’s Daddy. It’s a Small World Ain’t It?http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/billions-in-recent-yememi-investments-and-the-underwear-bombers-daddy-its-a-small-world-aint-it/
'Daddy Warbucks, whose banking ties are under threat of serious set-backs, goes to the State Department and then the CIA and all of a sudden his lonely, college drop-out, populist son, ends up getting on a flight and setting his nuts on fire and the good-old U.S. of A can now come running in to the rescue to save all those precious investments in Yemen that are directly tied to, you guessed it, the underwear bomber’s daddy. A small world, ain’t it? I hope that clears things up a little bit. Either that or they just “hate us for our freedom”. Take your pick.'
Evidence Mounts for US Complicity in Terrorism: Mutallab's Father is No Ordinary 'Banker'http://www.sott.net/articles/show/200114-Evidence-Mounts-for-US-Complicity-in-Terrorism-Mutallab-s-father-is-no-ordinary-banker-
'We do know a couple of things. Dad, back in Nigeria, ran the national arms industry (DICON) in partnership with Israel, in particular, the Mossad. He was in daily contact with them. They run everything in Nigeria, from arms production to counter-terrorism. Though Islamic, Muttalab was a close associate of Israel. He has been misrepresented. His "banking" is a cover. Next, what do we know about the two Al Qaeda leaders Bush had released, the ones who planned this?'Flt 253 Passenger Haskell - Feds Lying About Bomber Storyhttp://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2009/12/flight_253_passenger_kurt_hask.html
'For the last five days I have been reporting my story of the so called "sharp dressed man." For those of you who haven't read my account, it involves a sharp dressed "Indian man" attempting to talk a ticket agent into letting a supposed "Sudanese refugee" (The terrorist) onto flight 253 without a passport. I have never had any idea how it played out except to note that the so called "Sudanese reefugee" later boarded my flight and attempted to blow it up and kill me. At no time did my story involve, or even find important whether the terrorist actually had a passport. The importance of my story was and always will be, the attempt with an accomplice (apparently succesful) of a terrorist with all sorts of prior terrorist warning signs to skirt the normal passport boarding procedures in Amsterdam. By the way, Amsterdam security did come out the other day and admit that the terrorist did not have to "Go through normal passport checking procedures"
Obama has announced the partition of Pakistan ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uCPx1ed-R4
Former Homeland Security Chief Argues for Whole-Body Imaginghttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/31/AR2009123101746.html?hpid=opinionsbox1
The writer was secretary of homeland security from 2005 to 2009 and is co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a security and risk-management firm whose clients include a manufacturer of body-imaging screening machines.'
Full-Body Scanners to Fry Travelers With Radiationhttp://noworldsystem.com/2009/12/31/full-body-scanners-to-fry-travelers-with-radiation/
'Virtually all passengers and airline crews who pass through airport screening checkpoints in the U.S. may soon be forced to submit to compulsory, whole-body X-ray exposure. Some fliers could be “fried” several times in one day. Frequent fliers could get hit hundreds of times each year. Pregnant women, infants, the chronically ill and immune suppressed would get the rays. Grateful herds of traveling livestock, prodded by TSA drovers through federally-funded “nuke chutes,” are expected to believe Hollowell’s scientifically unsupported assertion that ionizing radiation delivered via backscatter will be “about the same as sunshine".' Guardian Newspaper Fronts ‘Black Propaganda’ Against Iranhttp://info-wars.org/2010/01/02/guardian-newspaper-claims-attempt-to-sway-public-opinion-against-iran/
'Granted, this PR effort on behalf of the British Secret Intelligence Services, using Guardian Newspapers as a front, is a cut-above U.S. IntelCenter’s amateurish video releases of ‘Al-CIA-Duh’ agents. (IntelCenter, a private intelligence group made up of Pentagon affiliated ex-spooks, who doctor and release so-called Al-Qaeda propaganda tapes) see CIA-Linked Intel Center Releases Highly Suspicious Bin Laden Tape for a prime example. But wait.. there is also a US angle to this .. Another article in the Guardian this morning, Moore was ‘certainly’ held in Iran, says Petraeus – “American intelligence contradicts foreign office line as Peter Moore arrives in UK”, by Julian Borger, diplomatic editor (SIS asset).'
Uribe insists on US ratification of free trade pacthttp://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/7510-uribe-insists-us-ratifies-free-trade-pact.html
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on Thursday again asked U.S. Congress to ratify the pending free trade agreement between the two countries. In his New Year' speech, Uribe told the Americans to take into consideration how many successes his government had to improve security and the human rights situation in Colombia.
However, the ongoing killings of labor workers and recent scandals involving the state intelligence agency DAS, the reported killings of thousands of civilians by Colombia's armed forces and an ongoing clash with the country's Supreme Court over the prosecution of politicians with links to paramilitary death squads have stalled the ratification of the pact in Congress.
comment-successes?what successes?see this flashback...COLOMBIA: Farm Subsidy Scandal Exposes Corrupt Policieshttp://www.insidecostarica.com/special_reports/2009/2009-12/colombia_farm_subsidy.htm then.. Supreme Court: the best of 2009http://colombiareports.com/opinion/117-cantonese-arepas/7500-supreme-court-the-best-of-2009.html
New Year’s Resolution for the Americas: End the drug war; give peace a chancehttp://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/bill-conroy/2010/01/new-year’s-resolution-americas-end-drug-war-give-peace-chance
That reality demonstrates the futility of the drug war, particularly as practiced by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who has turned to his nation’s military to battle the so-called drug cartels
The problem with that approach is that the military itself is part of the problem, with corrupt elements actively participating in the narco-trade, as Narco News reported in a story earlier this year.
Venezuelan President Chavez mocks Newsweek's predictions of coup d'etathttp://www.stabroeknews.com/2010/regional/01/01/chavez-mocks-venezuela-coup-castro-death-forecast/
In a list of 10 predictions for the world next year, Newsweek foresaw in Venezuela a year of soaring inflation, power blackouts, food shortages, spiralling crime and tumbling popularity for Chavez, with the mood on the street turning "mean" even among the poor who put him in power. "The military steps in to depose Chavez and restore order, as 21st-century socialism spins toward the familiar 20th-century tableau of scarcity, poverty, and chaos," it said in a year-end edition. The fiery Chavez, who has been in power for a decade, said the only way there would be an uprising against him would be if the internal opposition brought an army from abroad. "Our counter-attack would be tough, I warn them," he said, drawing applause from an audience of ministers and supporters
439 UK Cops Disciplined Over Porn & Facebook Stalkinghttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1239976/Porn-shame-hundreds-police-staff-disciplined-internet-use.html#ixzz0bSfuLWRX
Yummy! Ammonia-Treated Pink Slime Now in Most U.S. Ground Beef.http://www.alternet.org/environment/144904/yummy!_ammonia-treated_pink_slime_now_in_most_u.s._ground_beef
The "majority of hamburger" now sold in the U.S. now contains fatty slaughterhouse trimmings "the industry once relegated to pet food and cooking oil," "typically including most of the material from the outer surfaces of the carcass" that contains "larger microbiological populations." This "nasty pink slime," as one FDA microbiologist called it, is now wrung in a centrifuge to remove the fat, and then treated with AMMONIA to "retard spoilage," and turned into "a mashlike substance frozen into blocks or chips".
French Youths Burn 1,137 Cars on New Years Evehttp://current.com/items/91814299_french-youths-burn-1-137-cars-on-new-years-eve.htm
Youths burned 1,137 cars across France overnight as New Year's Eve celebrations once again turned violent, the French Interior Ministry said on Friday
comment-This is a great way to show the ruling elite,the people wont stand idly by ,as governments,shaft the public.
Fabian Society and London School Of Economics [ LSE ]http://www.scribd.com/doc/24104893/LSE-London-School-of-Economics-Fabian-at-Adelphi-Background
Since when did non-interventionism become anti-semitismhttp://www.examiner.com/x-9462-LA-Nonpartisan-Examiner~y2009m12d31-since-when-did-noninterventionism-become-antisemitism
aangirfan: "British generals should be hanged for war crimes."http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2009/10/british-generals-should-be-hanged-for.html&ei=ce8-S6CMHITw0gTH8NyRBQ&sa=X&oi=nshc&resnum=1&ct=result&cd=2&ved=0CAsQzgQoAQ&usg=AFQjCNHRZne4SRKtXjVjSQpT_RjcJ6HWDw
Suicide bomber invited on Afghan basehttp://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/6794491.html
The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a remote outpost in southeastern Afghanistan had been invited onto the base and had not been searched, two former U.S. officials told The Associated Press