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  • #8612
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    We are fighting for oil, natural gas and the American way (ever greater domination of the world economically and militarily.) And because Israel and the Saudis want Iran shut down. They cannot let Iran enrich uranium. They might build a nuke and become immune to invasion, or they might become energy independent by the time the oil runs out in a decade or two.

    Right now, no one in the Middle East is in a position to back down. Nor is Russia.

    War started in 1914 over a minor street shooting because no one could back down from defending their allies and proxy states.

    Russia has an existential problem in Syria/Iran because they are the last states between America and the Caspian Basin’s little Muslim nations, which will fall to American-sponsored regime change like dominoes after Iran is either an American proxy or a failed state like Iraq.

    Russia would lose most of its oil and natural gas to American control. It would be as intolerable as Brazil invading Mexico, and shipping “our” oil south to Rio. But getting to the Caspian Basin has been the neocon plan since about 1980. The Great Game, some call it.

    Iran has an existential problem in that if Syria and south Lebanon fall to Israeli control, Iran stands alone against America and Israel. They will go to just about any length to keep Syria and Hamas standing strong, right in Israel’s way, making life and economic development in northern Israel a miserable proposition.

    The Saudis (strict followers of the Wahabi sect) cannot back down because they are instructed by the Prophet to humble and destroy all infidels, which happens to be Shiite Iran above all others right now. The Wahabis will then go on to destroy any other infidels they come across in this world — but all those other infidels can wait until after Iran is laid low. The Saudis look forward to sharing the entire Middle East with Israel some day.

    Israel cannot back down from wanting to expand into Greater Israel (annex Palestine, southern Lebanon, most of Syria, some of Jordan, and Egypt up to the Suez) because Yahweh has chosen the Jewish people as His people, and their destiny is to become again the great nation they were before the Pharoah and the Romans and the Exodus and all that. Israel follows this Likkudist policy more or less relentlessly as time goes by. Right now, they’re feeling relentless about Iran enriching uranium. They want it stopped permanently. It might lead to a second nuclear power in the region, and then there might never be a Greater Israel.

    Why would anyone want to waltz into this tinderbox and let the dogs loose on one another?

    I suspect that President Obama’s mad drive to punish Syria in a limited way over an unproven chemical attack by parties yet unknown is because Israel told him they are going to attack Iran by October whether America likes it or not, so shit or get off the pot.

    Decision: we shall shit on Syria ere the autumn leaves fall. It’s AIPAC’s job to get Congress on board, but we’re going to do it even if Congress has a hissy fit. “He are the President, and Presidents haz the natural born right to make war!” ~ Secretary of State John Kerry

    The moment the shooting starts, there will be monumental blowback, and no one will be in control of the situation from then on.

    The first thing that will happen is missiles fired at Israel from Syria and southern Lebanon, as promised. Maybe chemical weapons this time. And not just those homemade missiles. Some of the late model Russian missiles, that can sink any of our carriers in 30 seconds flat. Russia has indicated that their response to any attack will be to supply their very latest missiles to Syria, their S-300′s, which are even more deadly, along with their latest air defense missiles.

    And Russia has just parked one of their modern missile cruisers right off the Syrian coast. We can sink it, of course, but it has radar and sonar and won’t go down before it launches all its missiles, which will put our entire Mediterranean fleet on the bottom less than a minute later. It’s a powerful deterrent.

    The first missile that lands in Israel will release Israel to hit Iran’s nuclear enrichment plants, the real reason for this splendid little war. But remember, those plants were designed after careful consideration of how much damage Israel’s largest atomic weapon could do to an underground bunker. Then they built them even deeper than that, so Israel can’t touch them.

    But Israel has to try. If they don’t, there may never be a Greater Israel, and that is Yahweh’s will and Israel’s destiny. They will use small tactical nukes, probably a series of them, to dig a deeper hole and do some damage. Maybe. Israel will also respond — beyond our control — against Hamas and Syria as they see fit.

    The Really Big Problem in all this is that as soon as nukes are used in Iran, Iran will close the Persian Gulf to shipping by sinking an oil tanker in those narrow waterways. Lloyd’s of London (and other maritime insurers) will instantly cease insuring oil shipments from the Gulf, and no more oil will flow. Fully 20% of the world’s oil flows out of there, so there will be full blown Depression in Europe and America overnight.

    That loss of energy input will present an existential threat to our nation’s survival, so we will nuke Iran and occupy its southernmost province (where all Iran’s oil is) and the Zagreb Mountains along the Persian Gulf (where all the missile launching Iranians are hiding in caves) to try to get oil shipping again, pronto. We cannot send troop ships into the Persian Gulf, so we will have to come in through Jordan/Iraq or Afghanistan. Or through Syria? It will take months. Russia will not stand idly by. They will equip Iran so it can stand between America and the Caspian Basin.

    Welcome to 1914 in 2013. It can all be avoided, but no one in charge wants to.


    Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/09/obama-on-the-verge-of-being-handed-a-major-defeat-on-syria.html#yVhEmtRWFiGfTfyE.99 

    #8613
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    This GCHQ  team was, according to an internal document, “responsible for identifying, recruiting and running covert agents in the global telecommunications industry.”

    “This enables GCHQ to tackle some of its most challenging targets,” the report said. The efforts made by the NSA and GCHQ against encryption technologies may have negative consequences for all internet users, experts warn.

    “Backdoors are fundamentally in conflict with good security,” said Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist and senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union. “Backdoors expose all users of a backdoored system, not just intelligence agency targets, to heightened risk of data compromise.” This is because the insertion of backdoors in a software product, particularly those that can be used to obtain unencrypted user communications or data, significantly increases the difficulty of designing a secure product.”

    This was a view echoed in a recent paper by Stephanie Pell, a former prosecutor at the US Department of Justice and non-resident fellow at the Center for Internet and Security at Stanford Law School.

    “[An] encrypted communications system with a lawful interception back door is far more likely to result in the catastrophic loss of communications confidentiality than a system that never has access to the unencrypted communications of its users,” she states.

    Intelligence officials asked the Guardian, New York Times and ProPublica not to publish this article, saying that it might prompt foreign targets to switch to new forms of encryption or communications that would be harder to collect or read.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security

    #8614
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    So, this was 2007, how are we getting on ?

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/apr/24/usa.comment

    #8615
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    Yes, indeed. Fuck the Zionists, the Saudis, Obama, Kerry, and the NATO warmongers, who want to drop cruise missiles on these people…

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2013/09/obamas-in-credibility-campaign.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef019aff36ce83970d

    A glimpse of the city Obomber is so eager to throw missiles into. It’s just radom stuff from YouTube but is worth taking a look at the people we’re about to kill and that we’ve been trying to kill for two years now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WJMPuTOtGo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU6dxWtyHQs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6svi8DUIhGU

    These are real videos of real people going about their business. This is the war porn the rebels are so eager to display. There is no crime so heinous that they won’t brag about on film.

    Posted by: guest77 | Sep 5, 2013 9:26:53 PM | 85

    #8616
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    #8623
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    The US Government Stands Revealed to the World as a Collection of War Criminals and Liars

    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/09/05/the-us-government-stands-revealed-to-the-world-as-a-collection-of-war-criminals-and-liars/

    #8629
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster
    #8633
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    Milarch isn’t your typical environmentalist.

    Unless, by “typical,” you mean a chain-smoking, profanity-spewing, hard-living farmer who once was an alcoholic and street brawler.

    He says he gets messages from angels who guide his work.

    The talkative Milarch tells you all this in a nonstop narrative about his life and work. He loves to tell stories that end with dramatic pronouncements.

    “It’s all hands on deck,” he proclaimed. “The solutions are here. Mother Nature has the answers.”

    One of the stories he tells is about the beginning of his crusade.

    In 1991, he gave up drinking cold turkey but the sudden withdrawal caused kidney and liver failure.

    Lying in bed, he felt his consciousness rise, leave the room and pass through brilliant white light. But an angel told him it wasn’t his time to die, that he still had work to do.

    Several months later, still sober, he was awakened by bright lights in his bedroom. A female voice said she had an assignment for him.

    The next morning he found a 10-page manifesto describing how to reforest the world. It was in his handwriting but he didn’t remember writing it.

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130907/METRO06/309070028#ixzz2eEkDKqrp

    #8636
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster
    AbyNormal says:

    4 Secret Taxes on the Poor
    http://www.salon.com/2013/09/06/the_secret_tax_on_the_poor/

    3. “Pay-to-Stay” Programs: Counties nationwide are charging inmates for the cost of their own room-and-board while they’re in prison. Some counties are very aggressive about collection, pursuing inmates who don’t pay for years even after their release. Depending on the county, inmates may also be held responsible for other costs related to their own prosecution and punishment, such as reimbursing the government for the cost of their public defender — the lawyer appointed to represent them because they were found to be too poor to hire their own attorney.

    4. Parental Reimbursement Programs: Parents of kids who get into trouble with the law are often required to foot the bill for the government’s attempts to rehabilitate their children. Attempts at rehabilitation can take many forms, including locking kids up in secure detention facilities. And when parents don’t make parental reimbursement required by courts, this failure can be grounds for being locked up themselves — and getting saddled with a “pay-to-stay” bill for their own time behind bars.

    i recently heard a story of an indigent mother, jailed for not paying her son’s prison room & board… he was jailed for truancy.

    this is ALL about to get INSANE…yet my neighbors and many across the US think the economy is picking up


    Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/09/links-9713.html#fLMDru2vR14dYYcO.99 

    #8638
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

     

    Assume for a moment that the 850,000 NSA employees & government contractors who can access any communication on the net they choose to, are all honest, and wouldn’t trade a few bits of data for a few thousand (million?) dollars.

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2013/09/nsa-breaks-internet-rewrites-constitution-.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef019aff428cb2970c

    #8641
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    Exactly, we are horror movie monsters. The adaptability is the worse. Humans started out with pretty shitty equipment considering. Their teeth and claws (nails) suck. They had the endurance running as said.

    Imagine being a animal. Suddenly, humans pop out of nowhere with heavy extended limbs (clubs) that can bludgeon you to death. Another day, they appear with some of the hardest claws in the jungle (stone dagger). These hunters keep adapting. Some time later, they have even longer limbs with claws that they can throw from a distance (spears). These monsters harness fire to keep themselves warm. And soon they wear the skin of their victims while they chase you. To end it all, they domesticated the wolves. These monsters took another dangerous animal and subjugated it to its will. And they are hungry…

    http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1ly5pt/whats_the_last_fact_you_learned_about_the_human/

    #8645
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster
    #8648
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    The US Government made the decision to destroy the water supply infrastructure of Iraq, in order to punish Saddam and cause his regime to be toppled internally due to the unbearable consequences of economic sanctions.

    Here is a 60 MINUTES interview with Madeleine Albright on the subject:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4PgpbQfxgo

    Here is a quick summary of the story based on Defense Intelligence Agency documents outlining such a plan and its intended outcome.

    ————————————————————
    “During the Gulf War the United States deliberately bombed Iraq’s water system. After the war, the U.S. pushed sanctions to prevent importation of necessary supplies for water purification. These actions resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians many of whom were young children. Documents have been obtained from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which prove that the Pentagon was fully aware of the mortal impacts on civilians in Iraq and was actually monitoring the degradation of Iraq’s water supply. The destruction of civilian infrastructures necessary for health and welfare is a direct violation of the Geneva Convention.

    After the Gulf War, the United Nations applied sanctions against Iraq, which denied the importation of specialized equipment and chemicals, such as chlorine for purification of water. There are six documents that have been partially declassified and can be found on the Pentagon’s web site at http://www.gulflink.osd.mil. These documents include information that prove that the United States was fully aware of the costs to civilians, especially children, by upholding the sanctions against purification of Iraq’s water supply.”

    http://www.projectcensored.org/5-us-intentionally-destroyed-iraqs-water-system/


    Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/09/links-9813.html#l1xp1XJDG6iMJpHr.99 

    #8666
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    #8667
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    In pursuit of nothing more ennobling than raw self-perpetuation, the propaganda machinery of the warfare state—along with its media affiliates such as the War Channel (CNN) and the War Press (The Washington Post)—have over recent decades churned out a stream of vastly exaggerated “threats,” falsely transforming tin-pot dictators and tyrants like Ho Chi Minh, Daniel Ortega, Slobodan Milosevic, the Taliban, Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, and now Bashar al-Assad into dangerous enemies. At length, triggering incidents are concocted such as the phony Gulf of Tonkin episode, the Madison Avenue–based fabrications about Iraqi soldiers stealing babies from incubators in Kuwait, the vastly exaggerated claims of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, and Saddam’s reputed WMDs. Eventually, the drumbeat for military intervention is cranked to a fever pitch, and cable TV drives it home with nonstop telestrators and talking heads. Only after the fact, when billions in taxpayer resources have been squandered and thousands of American servicemen have been killed and maimed, do we learn that it was all a mistake, that the collateral destruction vastly exceeded the ostensible threat, and that there remains not a trace of long-term-security benefit to the American people.

     

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/03/the-end-of-u-s-imperium-finally.html

    #8671
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    #8672
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    The Puchallas had rescued Quita from an orphanage in Liberia, brought her to America and then signed her over to a couple they barely knew. Days later, they had no idea what had become of her.

    When she arrived in the United States, Quita says, she “was happy … coming to a nicer place, a safer place. It didn’t turn out that way,” she says today. “It turned into a nightmare.”

    The teenager had been tossed into America’s underground market for adopted children, a loose Internet network where desperate parents seek new homes for kids they regret adopting. Like Quita, now 21, these children are often the casualties of international adoptions gone sour.

    Through Yahoo and Facebook groups, parents and others advertise the unwanted children and then pass them to strangers with little or no government scrutiny, sometimes illegally, a Reuters investigation has found. It is a largely lawless marketplace. Often, the children are treated as chattel, and the needs of parents are put ahead of the welfare of the orphans they brought to America.

    The practice is called “private re-homing,” a term typically used by owners seeking new homes for their pets. Based on solicitations posted on one of eight similar online bulletin boards, the parallels are striking.

    http://news.yahoo.com/americans-use-the-internet-to-abandon-children-adopted-from-overseas-152923596.html

     

    #8675
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    New research has revealed the hidden past of crocodiles, showing for the first time how these fierce reptiles evolved and survived in a dinosaur dominated world.

    While most modern crocodiles live in freshwater habitats and feed on mammals and fish, their ancient relatives were extremely diverse — with some built for running around like dogs on land and others adapting to life in the open ocean, imitating the feeding behaviour of today’s killer whales.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130910205505.htm

    #8676
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DEAD: PHOTOGRAPHS OF EUROPE’S JEWELED SKELETONS

    http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-most-beautiful-dead-photographs-of-jeweled-skeletons

    #8679
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    A set of three mysterious satellites has experts guessing about the Chinese space program’s intentions. No one really knows what the Chinese are up to, and everything is speculation. 

    http://www.space.com/22707-china-satellite-activities-perplex-experts.html

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