Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rap

Police fired on de Menezes without shouting any warning.

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If the police and military had really thought de Menezes was a terrorist, they would have arrested him at his home (1) or as he walked to the bus stop (2) or after he got off the bus (3) and headed to the tube station.

At the inquest into the July 2005 murder of Jean Charles de Menezes at a London tube station, witnesses have stated that armed police fired on de Menezes without shouting any warning.

Menezes police 'gave no warning'

The police have consistently 'lied' about the murder of de Menezes, and there is a suspicion that the police and army knew de Menezes was an innocent man and that his killing was part of a 'strategy of terror' of the sort associated with Operation Gladio.

In the CIA-NATO's Operation Gladio, 'acts of terrorism were carried out in Italy' in order to keep certain parties in power.

Firearms officers had said de Menezes had moved towards them after they shouted warnings.

But Mrs de Menezes said outside the inquest: "None of the passengers heard the police give any warning or described Jean's actions as aggressive."



Rachel Wilson and her boyfriend Ralph Livock had been sitting opposite Mr de Menezes.

She told the inquest nothing had been said to alert her that the men were plain-clothes officers and that she initially thought they were just messing around.

Nicholas Hilliard QC, counsel to the inquest, asked her: "Specifically, did you ever hear anybody shout 'armed police'?"

Ms Wilson answered: "If I had heard that, I would have thought they were police, so no."

Mr Livock had told the inquest that their train was held up for longer than usual when four casually-dressed men with guns got on board.

Mr Hilliard asked: "Had you heard anything said about police?"

Mr Livock replied: "No, certainly not.

"I remember that specifically because one of the conversations that Rachel and I had afterwards was that we had no idea whether these were police, whether they were terrorists, whether they were somebody else.

"The thing that made me realise it wasn't a group of lads playing around or something else happening was when the first shot was fired."

De menezes

Mr Livock described Mr de Menezes' reactions when an officer pointed a pistol at his head.

"He looked as if he was expecting somebody to say something but he didn't look frightened," said Mr Livock.

If the police and military had really thought de Menezes was a terrorist, they would have arrested him at his home or as he walked to the bus stop or after he got off the bus and headed to the tube station.

It is believed by some that a secretive government agency was behind the London Bombings.

News - Europe - Italy probes 'parallel police' .

aangirfan: The Bologna Bomb 1980, Gladio, terrorism in Europe

aangirfan: Operation Gladio: Template for the War on Terror



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Americanisation



Americanisation means the destruction of pretty gardens and houses and their replacement with ugly concrete structures.

Americanisation means crime, violence and unhappy children.

Americanisation means that beautiful old cultures are torn down and replaced with malls where you can buy McDonalds or watch a film about madness, mayhem and murder.

Americanisation means control by the military, the drug mafias and the big corporations.

When people try to resist Americanisation they find that they are subjected to false-flag terrorism and rigged elections.


"There are no people outdoors anymore—no kids on bikes, no neighbors talking over fences, no old men sitting on porches."

According to Gallup, 1957 was the happiest year ever in the USA.

After that, it was all downhill.

Bill Bryson has written about the destruction of pretty towns and farms in the USA.

Bill Bryson: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (2006)

1. American Farms destroyed

Bill Bryson writes: "I was born into a state that had two hundred thousand farms. Today the number is less than half that and falling...

"Most small towns in Iowa have pretty well died.

"Drive anywhere in the state these days and what you see are empty towns, empty roads, collapsing barns, boarded farmhouses."

Bigger farms make more money.

2. Americans' worship of money.

Bill Bryson describes the Americans' worship of mammon in the years after 1957.

"We were entering a world where things were done because they offered a better return, not a better world.

"People were wealthier than ever before, but life somehow didn’t seem as much fun...

"Women increasingly went out to work..."

3. Americans become more dumb and more criminal.

Bill Bryson writes: "Juvenile crime continued to rise and the education system seemed to be falling apart.

"The most popular nonfiction book of 1957 was an attack on American education standards called Why Johnny Can’t Read..."

"Television got itself into a terrible scandal when it was revealed that many of the game shows were rigged."

Can of US Cola in the West Bank. Picture taken by Justin McIntosh, August 2004.

4. American Towns destroyed

Bill Bryson describes what happened to Des Moines as the big corporations took over.

"Now we would be able to dine at the same restaurants, eat the same fast foods, wear the same clothes, direct visitors to the same motel beds as people in California and New York and Florida.

"Des Moines would be exactly like everywhere else...

"Often now along streets like Grand and University avenues the old houses were bulldozed to splinters...

"Two stately Victorian houses across from Tech High School on Grand had become sudden vague memories.

"The old downtown movie palaces were among the first to go.

"Bishop’s, our beloved cafeteria, closed about the same time...

"The Register ... which once truly was the pride of Iowa, got taken over by the Gannett organization three years later. Today it is, well, not what it was...

"My peerless Little League park, with its grandstand and press box, was torn down...

"There are no people outdoors anymore—no kids on bikes, no neighbors talking over fences, no old men sitting on porches.

"Everyone is indoors.

"All the downtown stores went one by one...

"Then somebody got mugged or saw a disturbed homeless person or something, and hardly anybody went downtown after dark after that, and most of the rest of the restaurants and nightspots closed.

"In the ultimate indignity, even the bus station moved out...


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OBAMA, BRZEZINSKI, FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS and a new cold war.

Begin playing chess with Brzezinski

Webster Tarpley believes that we are in for a new anti-Russia Cold War, thanks to Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Tarpley believes that Brzezinski now has strong influence with Obama and with the CIA.

Webster Tarpley: Brzezinski Seizing Control Over US Policy.
http://actindependent.org/BrzezinskiSeizing.pdf

Tarpley believes Obama was recruited by Brzezinski at Columbia University around 1981, 1982, 1983.

Reportedly Obama is linked to the Bilderberger-Group through Joseph Nye. (Cached)

On Obama's economic team is Austin Goolsby, reportedly a member of Skull and Bones. (Cached)

1. KOSOVO - Reportedly, Brzezinski likes the idea of an independent Kosovo, because Kosovo is a NATO puppet and an opponent of Russia.

Tarpley sees Kosovo as being "essentially the terrorist KLA, an organization devoted to gun-running, drug-running, and trafficking in human slaves.

"The KLA is a Balkan version of Al Qaeda, and both are wholly owned creations of the CIA and British intelligence."

2. US EMBASSY, BELGRADE, SERBIA - Tarpley believes that the CIA goes in for false flag terror attacks as a way of stirring up tension and promoting a fascist agenda.

Tarpley believes Brzezinski was behind the attack on the US Embassy in Belgrade in early 2008.
This attack would be intended to put pressure on Serbia to end its hostility to Kosovan independence.

Tarpley suggests that Brzezinski was behind the 1979 attack on the US embassy in Teheran, Iran, which led to the taking of hostages and the crisis which helped to doom the Carter administration.

(Dr. William Engdahl in A Century of War: Anglo-American oil politics and the new world order, 2004, provides evidence that the 1979 Iranian revolution was supported by the Carter administration as a means to stop the spread of communism into Iran and the Middle East.

The Shah was seen as having become too independent minded.

It has been suggested that a pro-Reagan faction within the CIA did a deal with Iran that was better than anything Carter might offer.)


The Shah (left) and Brzezinski (right)

3. SYRIA - Brzezinski wants to lessen Russian influence in Syria, including the closing of naval facilities that the Russian navy has maintained in that country.

Brzezinski wants Iran and Syria as allies against Russia.

Brzezinski would also like Europe and China to be anti-Russia.

4. AFRICA - According to Tarpley, Brzezinski wants destabilization and chaos in Africa, in order to drive out the Chinese and in order to prevent them getting Africa's oil and other raw materials.

Brzezinski believes that if the Chinese cannot get their oil from Africa, they will be forced to attempt the military seizure of Russia’s oil wells in the Far East.

5. PAKISTAN - In July 2007, Obama supported the idea of bombing targets inside Pakistan without the permission of Pakistan.

Tarpley believes that Brzezinski is the brains behind Obama's foreign policy.

Tarpley believes Pakistan is being targeted because of its friendship with China.

Brzezinski reportedly wants to strip the Chinese of all their allies as part of a campaign to smash the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (A mutual-security organization founded in 2001 by the leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.)

Brzezinski wants to break up the Russia into its ethnic constituents

7. THE FALL OF THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT - In May 2008, Romano Prodi's government was overthrown.

Reportedly, Romano Prodi's government had opposed the idea of confrontation with Russia.

Prodi had gone in for economic cooperation with Russia, 'much of it mediated through the Italian oil company ENI'.

At the same time, the Vatican had become more friendly with the Russian Orthodox Church.

The UK, Germany and France, reportedly, support the CIA line on Russia.

Gordon Brown has been "fomenting confrontation with Russia through such transparent provocations as the Litvinenko-Berezovsky affair."

ALLEGED CIA SUPPORT FOR OBAMA

Tarpley refers to:

1. The New York Times revealing scandals involving John McCain.

2. The media continuing to cover up the revelations of Larry Sinclair.

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http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ seems to be sympathetic to Obama?

Guilty



Both the Republicans and the Democrats are war parties, controlled by the CIA and the Pentagon. Under the Republicans and the Democrats the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Obama's former house in Indonesia up for sale

What should happen to bankers?

Banker jailed for graft
Ex-central bank chief guilty of graft
Ex-central bank governor gets five years for graft

Goldman Sachs ready to hand out £7bn salary and bonus package after its £6bn bailout...

Gulf Bank's chairman submits resignation after derivatives losses

Barack Obama is a Neocon in Disguise (and only thinly disguised)

Webster Tarpley: Brzezinski Seizing Control Over US Policy.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

WAS KHOMEINI AN AGENT OF THE US AND UK GOVERNMENTS?

Does he look partly British?

Was the Ayatollah Khomeini secretly working with the US and UK governments?

Was Iran working with the CIA at the time of the 1980 hostage crisis and the October Surprise?

Was Iran working with the CIA at the time of the Lockerbie Bombing?

Agent of British intelligence?

In 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini took over Iran.

In 1979, Grand Ayatollah Mussa Sadr disappeared during a visit to Libya.

Mussa Sadr was the Iranian born leader of the Lebanese Shia and he "was revered and respected above all others in the Shia world." (Anti-Mullah: Who is the Ayatollah Khomeini?)

Mussa Sadr had refused to accept Khomeini as an ayatollah.

Reportedly, Khomeini was not Iranian.

He"was neither born (in Iran) nor had any Persian blood in his veins at all, paternally or maternally." (Anti-Mullah: Who is the Ayatollah Khomeini?)


Tehran by Hansueli Krapf

The following is based on an article, at http://noiri.blogspot.com/, entitled Who is the Ayatollah Khomeini?

1. In 1964 Ayatollah Shariatmadari and Ayatollah Golpayegani gave Khomeini the title of Ayatollah.

Reportedly, they had done this to save Khomeini's life, as Khomeini was facing a charge of treason against the Shah.

And reportedly it was the UK ambassador who had urged that Khomeini be saved.

2. Shariatmadari was higher in the religious hierarchy than Khomeini.

In 1979, Shariatmadari was placed under house arrest.

3. Khomeini's mother was a Kashmiri Indian.

The Iranian Senator Moussavi knew Khomeini's father. Reportedly Khomeini had Moussavi killed.

Reportedly, a story was invented that Khomeini had a Kashmiri Indian father with Iranian origins.

4. Reportedly, Khomeini's real father, was William Richard Williamson, born in Bristol, England, in 1872 of British parents and lineage.

A witness to this was a former Iranian employee of the Anglo- Iranian Oil Company (later BP), who knew the Khomeini family.

In 1979, when Col. Archie Chisholm, a BP political officer and former editor at The Financial Times, was asked about this, he neither confirmed nor denied the story.

William Richard Williamson's biography was written in the early 1950s, by Stanton Hope, a British Journalist and writer who had met Williamson in his home near Basra in the late 1940s. The book title is: Arabian Adventurer: the Story of Haji Williamson

Lovers

5. Reportedly, Richard Williamson, at the age of 20, was working in South Yemen in the local police force.

"His good looks soon had Sultan Fazl bin-Ali, ruler of Lahej, persuading him to quit the police force to live with him. Richard later left him for another Sheikh, Youssef Ebrahim, a relative of the Al- Sabah family, which rules Kuwait today."

6. In Iran at this time, the British were exploiting the oilfields.

Williamson, now a Moslem, joined British Petroleum as political officer. He called himself Haji Abdollah Fazl Zobeiri.

7. Williamson took holidays in Kashmir and married at least seven times to Arab and Indian women.

His sons attended religious schools.

Reportedly, one son went to the Iranian holy city of Qom and took the name Khomeini.

8. In the early 1960s, Khomeini began to plot against the Shah. In 1964 Khomeini was sentenced to death. By becoming an Ayatollah, his life was saved.

9. Reportedly, in 1979, Khomeini was flown from France to Tehran, with the help of MI6.


The Shah of Iran was toppled by the CIA and MI6?

The mainstream media would like us to believe that the Shah was overthrown by People Power and that the CIA and MI6 were taken by surprise.

However, there is evidence that the CIA and MI6 toppled the Shah because he had become too much of a nationalist, like Nasser, and was not following instructions on oil or even opium.

The CIA did not want left-wing democrats taking over from the Shah as they might not be easy to control. So, reportedly, the CIA allowed the Ayatollahs to take over.

Radio Free Iran claimed that while at Qom, the Ayatollah Khomeini received a "monthly stipend from the British, and he is in constant contact with his masters, the British."
The British, Muslim Terrorism and September 11

Shah

On 19 January 1980, the International Herald Tribune reported that the Shah had said, two years before he was overthrown, that he had heard from two different sources connected with oil companies that the regime in Iran would change.

‘We believe that there was a plan to ensure less oil was offered to the world markets in order to bring about a price,’ said the Shah. ‘One country was to be chosen for the sacrifice... It seems that the country chosen to drop its oil production was mine.’
webgardian: Shah:Oil Companies Helped to Oust Him

The Shah's nationalist policies were making him more popular in Iran and making his country more independent and more powerful. This worried the CIA and MI6.

1. The Shah bought land from the upper classes and, along with the crown's own land, sold it back cheaply to tenant farmers. Over one a half million people to became land owners, thus ending the old feudal system.

2.The Shah allowed women the right to vote. He brought an end to the wearing of the veil.

3. He developed plans for a $90 billion nuclear power program.

4. The Shah signed petroleum agreements with ENI, the Italian oil company.

5. He began to close down the opium industry. This had been created during the days of British influence.


'Former intelligence officer' Dr John Coleman considers opium to be of prime importance in the toppling of the Shah (Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300 - 6). Dr Coleman is sometimes described as being a conspiracy theorist.

Coleman believes that the US government toppled the Shah of Iran.

He writes:

Why was the Shah deposed...?

In a word, because of DRUGS. The Shah had clamped down and virtually put an end to the immensely lucrative opium trade being conducted out of Iran by the British. At the time that the Shah took over in Iran, there were already one million opium/heroin addicts.

This the British would not tolerate, so they sent the United States to do their dirty work for them in terms of the “special relationship” between the two countries.

When Khomeini took over the U.S. Embassy in Teheran, arms sales by the United States, which had begun with the Shah, were not discontinued...

After 1984, Khomeini’s liberal attitude toward opium had increased the number of addicts to 2 million, according to United Nations and World Health Organization statistics.

Both President Carter and his successor, Ronald Reagan, willingly and with full knowledge of what was at stake, went on supplying arms to Iran even while American hostages languished in captivity...

The arms trade with Iran was sealed at a meeting between Cyrus Vance... and Dr. Hashemi, which resulted in the U.S. Air Force beginning an immediate airlift of arms to Iran, carried on even at the height of the hostage crisis the arms came from U.S. Army stockpiles in Germany and some were even flown directly from the United States with refueling stops at the Azores.

With the advent of Khomeini... opium production skyrocketed. By 1984 Iran’s opium production exceeded 650 metric tons of opium per annum.... Iran presently rivals the Golden Triangle in the volume of opium produced.

The role of the Moslem Brotherhood and the Ayatollahs

The following is taken from http://www.redmoonrising.com/Ikhwan/BritIslam.htm

(Sources used in the article: The Biography of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, jebhemelli.org
Killing Hope - U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, William Blum, 1995
MI6 - Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Stephen Dorril, 2000)


Prior to World War II, British Intelligence cultivated ties with the Brotherhood through agent Freya Stark, the British adventurer and writer... The Muslim Brotherhood spread throughout the Muslim world and has evolved into something like a Muslim equivalent of the West's Masonic brotherhood...

"According to CIA agent Miles Copeland, the Americans began looking for a Muslim Billy Graham around 1955... When finding or creating a Muslim Billy Graham proved elusive, the CIA began to cooperate with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim mass organization founded in Egypt but with followers throughout the Arab Middle East... This signalled the beginning of an alliance between the traditional regimes and mass Islamic movements against Nasser and other secular forces." (Blum)

The most noteworthy success of the Islamic movement during this time was of course the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the installation of the Ayatollah Khomeini as the Islamic dictator. British Intelligence had used their contacts with Iran's mullahs and ayatollahs to help overthrow Mossadegh and install the Shah back in 1953, and these contacts were maintained and used again to overthrow the Shah when his regime fell out of favor.

The Establishment history of Iran's Islamic Revolution is that Khomeini's revolt was spontaneous and populist, and that it overthrew a repressive dictatorship that was hated by the people but supported wholeheartedly by the United States. It is true that the Shah's government was not a democracy and that his secret service, trained by the CIA, was one of the most effective intelligence organizations in the world.

But what is not reported is that prior to the British-sponsored massive public relations campaign on behalf of the Ayatollah the government of the Shah was loved by the vast majority of the population.

After taking over from Mossadegh the Shah began to push forward a number of nationalist policies that increased his popularity at home but, in some cases, worried the Anglo-American Establishment.

First, he signed petroleum agreements with ENI, the Italian oil company.

Then in 1963 he pushed forward on a series of popular reforms that became known as the White Revolution.

The Shah evolved into a nationalist whose path paralleled that of Nasser far too much for the Establishment's liking:

- He bought land from the upper classes and, along with the crown's own land, sold it back cheaply to tenant farmers, allowing over one a half million people to become land owners and ending the old feudal system.

- He allowed women the right to vote, and brought an end to the wearing of the veil, which were "Westernizing" moves unwelcomed by the religious sector.

- He pushed forward on a $90 billion nuclear power program.

- He moved to shut down the lucrative opium industry that had been created during the days of British Empire control that had been running for a hundred years....

The attack on the Shah's government came through the Muslim Brotherhood and through the mullahs and ayatollahs of Iran, supported and manipulated by British Intelligence...

Dr. John Coleman, a former British Intelligence agent... states in his report on Iran's Islamic Revolution (11) that the Muslim Brotherhood was created by "the great names of British Middle East intelligence" ...and that their mission was to "keep the Middle East backward so that its natural resource, oil, could continue to be looted..."

Dr. Coleman writes that in 1980 the broadcasts of Radio Free Iran divided the enemies of the Shah into four categories: 1. Iranian politicians bought by the Israeli Shin Bet, 2. The CIA's network of agents, 3. The feudal landowners, 4. The Freemasons and the Muslim Brotherhood (viewed as the same enemy).

In his report Dr. Coleman writes that in Iran, "At one time there was even a joke about the mullahs being stamped 'made in Britain.'" When the Shah introduced his plan for modernization in 1963 the Ayatollah Khomeini emerged as the leader of the religious opposition. Up until his exile from Iran in 1964, Khomeini was based at the religious city of Qom. Dr. Coleman relates that Radio Free Iran claimed that while at Qom Khomeini received a "monthly stipend from the British, and he is in constant contact with his masters, the British."

Source http://www.redmoonrising.com/Ikhwan/BritIslam.htm

On February 1st, 1979, two weeks after the Shah's departure, Khomeini made a triumphant return to Iran. The BBC's John Simpson was on the plane that carried him back from Paris. aangirfan: BBC links to MI6?


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Oil wealth staves off recession


Because of oil wealth, countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait appear to be coping with the economic crisis.

The United Arab Emirates has put $32 billion into its banking system and guaranteed bank deposits.

(Slowdown in Persian Gulf Reverberates in Middle East)

Saudi Arabia has put extra money into the Saudi Credit Bank, a bank which gives interest-free loans to less well-off Saudis.

Kuwait has taken steps to prop up its second largest bank.

While oil-rich Scotland suffers, because its oil wealth gets stolen by England, the gulf is unlikely to have a recession.

“We are not calling for a recession in the gulf,” said Marios Maratheftis, regional head of research for Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai. “We are looking at a slowdown.”

Egypt, Jordan and Syria normally receive lots of money from those of their citizens living in the gulf.

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Google reveals CIA thinking?



Reportedly, most editors in the mainstream media are influenced by the CIA.

This is the result of Operation Mockingbird.

And, reportedly, Google works with the CIA (Ex-CIA Agent States Google is "In Bed With" the CIA Threadwatch.org)

So, if we do a Google News search, we can find which bits of propaganda the CIA and Google would most like us to read.

1. On 29 October we did a news search on McCain.

These were typical top stories:

Economy Among Issues Leading Some Veterans Away From McCain Pro-Obama
Some Republicans Lukewarm On A McCain Victory Pro-Obama
McCain’s goodlooking liability Pro-Obama
McCain campaign an avoidable disaster Pro-Obama
US women unmoved by McCain Pro-Obama
McCain Economic Plan a Winner, Even If He Loses Pro-McCain

The majority of the news stories that came up were anti-McCain and pro-Obama.

Thus the faction which controls the CIA at present apparently wants us to vote for Obama.

2. On 29 October 2008, we did a Google News search on the Scottish National Party (SNP), who are trying to win a by-election.

These are the sort of items given prominence.

Oil platforms are ‘falling apart’ Anti-SNP
Salmond left without pledge on HBOS jobs at Lloyds meeting Anti-SNP
Chancellor Alistair Darling blasts 'ridiculous' SNP income tax plans Anti-SNP
SNP's tax plans still unfair Anti-SNP

The CIA, MI5 and their friends apparently want to defeat the SNP.

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Both



Obama's mother worked for the Ford Foundation and USAID, both of which are said to be CIA fronts. - Obama - connections?

Pentagon Advisors Warn Of Coming International Crisis

"A very big Republican loss would be very good for the United States, not because the Democrats will be much better (they won't), but because it will entail a complete reevaluation by the old-school Republicans of the fundamental nature of their party, and the forced removal of the Christian fruitcakes from mainstream American politics." - permanent link

"The Jewish leader of the Austrian liberal party (FPÖ), has admitted that for many years he co-operated with Mossad... Peter Sichrovsky worked in and the 90's 80's also for German publications, for Der Spiegel and the 'South German newspaper', and was joint founder of the Viennese newspaper 'The Standard'". - Haider's lover, Stefan Petzner, steps down as party leader

PM Putin suggests Russia, China ditch dollar in trade deals

"Bush's grandfather, Prescott maried the daughter of a Zionist named Georges Herbert Walker and named is son GWH Bush in his honnor." ('new world')

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Lots and lots of oil and gas and alternative energy!




According to Scottish Development International (Energy in Scotland – Key Facts about the Industry):

1. There are an estimated 920 million tonnes of recoverable crude oil remaining in North Sea oil fields.

2. Scotland is Europe's leading offshore gas producer, with most of its reserves being found offshore in the North Sea.

3. Scotland has the potential to generate 59.1 GW of power through renewable energy, with the prospect of becoming a major exporter of sustainable energy.

4. Scotland’s gas fields contain a maximum remaining reserve of 1330 billion cubic metres (bcm).


5. The Scottish oil and gas industry supports 100,000 jobs, with almost 3,000 service and supply companies active in more than 40 countries worldwide.

6. As many of the world's unexplored oil fields lie under very deep water, Scotland's expertise in subsea technology will continue to grow in importance.

7. Some Scottish oil fields have been discovered relatively recently and are at an early stage of their productive life.

8. Of the 500 exploration rigs in the world, 75 are to be found in the North Sea.

Energy in Scotland – Key Facts about the Industry

9. The amount of fuel still left in the (North Sea) oilfields could be the equivalent of all that has been extracted since they were first exploited in the 1970s;

enough to last another 44 years.

North Sea could see second oil boom due to huge unexplored reserves.

A typical Scottish house of the future. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Emirates_Palace_Hotel_Abu_Dhabi_front.jpg)

There is a lot of oil left in the North Sea, much more than most people think.

"Untapped North Sea oil reserves far exceed industry estimates... according to geological experts.

"Industry experts now believe that the remaining reserves exceed current estimates by as much as a fifth." - North Sea oil reserves could be a fifth higher

The Scottish Government points out that in recent months oil has produced an additional North Sea tax bonanza of at least £4.3 billion. - Scotland wants share of oil tax

Scotland would be the third richest country in Europe if it was independent.

"Ultimately, Salmond hopes that an independent Scotland would receive a 90% share of North Sea oil revenues, making it one of Europe’s richest countries with an annual budget surplus of more than £4 billion." - Alex Salmond demands £1.5bn oil cash

Tidal electricity generator awaiting installation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_power

Scotland should become the richest country in the world, if it is independent.

The Sunday Times in Scotland,( Huge tidal power plan for Scotland - Times Online), 28 September 2008, tells us:

1. Enough TIDAL POWER could be generated off Scotland's north coast to produce 25 gigawatts of energy.

2. That is FOUR TIMES what Scotland uses at present.

3. Surplus power could be sold to England and Europe.

4. The Pentland Firth, between Scotland and Orkney, is a perfect site for what could be the world's biggest tidal energy 'farm'.

5. Scotland could produce 25% of Europe’s tidal power and 10% of its wave power.


Scotland has oil (at least half the oil is still to come) and it has wind and wave power.

And, more than 1000 new hydro-electric power stations may be built in Scotland in the next few years years according to Scottish Government advisers. ( Scotland may have a thousand more hydro sites)

Above Loch Ness, the £150m Glendoe hydro-electric scheme is nearing completion.

Scottish and Southern Energy's Glendoe project will be capable of generating 100mw of power, enough to power Glasgow.

Glendoe will be the second largest hydro scheme out of the 80 already in Scotland.

Most were built in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The Scottish Government aims to generate 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

OBAMA, THE CONGO, MINERAL WEALTH, WAR

Photo by foto_morgana : http://www.flickr.com/photos/devriese/sets/72157594519310903/ © All rights reserved

Keith Harmon Snow, 9 February 2008, produced an article (Dissident Voice : Gertler’s Bling Bang Torah Gang) which makes the following points:

Maurice Templesman is one of the top funders of Barrack Obama.

Families like Templesman, Oppenheimer, Gertler and Steinmetz are associated with mining companies in the Congo.

In 2007 there was fighting in the Congo between Jean-Pierre Bemba and Joseph Kabila. Each wanted to be the one who could make money from deals with the mining companies.

Most ordinary Congolese earn less than a dollar a day and any attempts at strikes are likely to be put down with violence.

Templesman

According to an article at CorpWatch, 25 April 2001, CorpWatch : Africa: U.S. Covert Action Exposed :

Declassified memos and cables between former U.S. presidents and State Department officials over the last four decades named Mr. Tempelsman with direct input in the destabilization of Congo, Sierra Leone, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Rwanda and Ghana.

He earned his stripes with western powers in the overthrow of Ghana's first elected president, Kwame Nkrumah, and the CIA-backed assassination of Congo's first-elected president, Patrice Lumumba, documents reveal.

As late as 1997, Mr. Tempelsman was named in the ongoing cover-up of U.S.-CIA covert support of the former president of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo [DRC]), Mobuto Sese Seko, who died in exile in 1997 after the overthrow of his regime by recently assassinated Congolese President Laurent Kabila.

Mr. Tempelsman is named as the agent in charge of selling off the gross excess of the strategic diamond stockpile in the United States that was used to fund the deceased dictator's exploits.


Congo - with Rwanda to the right (RW)

Who is going to get the Congo's mineral wealth, which includes everything from oil to gold?

1. "Eastern Congo's brutal conflict is a result of... a scramble for the region's mineral wealth...

"Cobalt, copper, diamonds, gold, silver, tin and coltan, the essential ingredient of cell phones, make Congo one of Africa's most mineral-rich countries."

2. "French oil company Total said (28 October 2008) that it was considering exploiting tar sands in the... Congo, where it is the chief oil and gas producer...

"The Italian oil company ENI in May signed a deal with Congo to exploit the tar sands at Tchikatanga and Tchikatanga-Makola in the south, estimated to hold reserves of between 500 million and 2.5 billion barrels. " (French oil giant mulls exploiting Congo tar sands)

3. "Congolese rebels continued their march toward the regional capital of Goma on Tuesday (28 October 2008), driving panicky Army soldiers and tens of thousands of displaced civilians out onto the muddy roads ahead of them." (Congo rebels push toward key city)

Kinshasa

4. "The roots of Congo's instability trace back to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which hundreds of thousands of minority Tutsis were slaughtered. Tutsi rebels from Rwanda then overthrew the Hutu-dominated Rwandan government in an ensuing civil war, forcing millions of Hutus to flee to Congo...

"Rwanda invaded Congo twice in an effort to rout the Rwandan Hutu extremists, first in a 1996-1997 war, and again in a 1998-2002 war. Many accused Rwanda of getting sidetracked, however, in pursuit of diamonds, gold and other minerals.

"Since 1994, Congo's civil war and tribal conflicts have left some 4 million people dead through fighting, famine or disease." (Congo's violence tied to 1994 Rwandan genocide)

5. "The former French president François Mitterrand supported the perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide despite clear warnings that mass killings of the Tutsi population were being orchestrated, according to declassified French documents.

"The publication of the documents in today's Le Monde for the first time confirms long-held suspicions against France. The previously secret diplomatic telegrams and government memos also suggest the late French president was obsessed with the danger of "Anglo-Saxon" influence gripping Rwanda." (The Independent)

6. Around Lubumbashi there is a lot of copper, coltan and zinc.

It is being processed by a joint venture between the state mining company, the George Forrest Group (a Belgian-Congolese conglomerate) and the American OM Group.

"In 2002, a UN panel recommended that 29 companies - including the George Forrest Group - face sanctions for their operations in DR Congo.

"The panel's report accused the George Forrest Group of running its mineral operations in a way that took as much profit as possible out of the country, while bringing minimal benefit to DR Congo." (BBC Cached)

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Deepening Bond



Why Obama may attack Pakistan - China and Pakistan: A Deepening Bond - Council on Foreign Relations

China reiterates support for Pakistan

American troops kill eight in air attack on Syria

Bolivia alleges US role in violent jungle clash

Bolivia Prospects for New Oilfields

Bolivia to tap huge lithium deposit in salt lake

Venezuela: Between assassination plots and abstention



Dimming down: How the brainpower of today's 14-year-olds slipped 'radically' in just ONE generation

"Banks are under continuing strains after losses on asset- backed debt, corporate bonds and other securities in the U.K., U.S. and Europe more than doubled since April to about $2.8 trillion, the bank said." - Bank of England Says Global Downturn Poses UK Stability Risk

Lawsuit claims Barclays is guilty of fraud

From the Baltic to Turkey: Fears grow of global 'domino effect'

Fears for health of Banco Santander

Autumn's market mayhem has left the world's financial institutions nursing losses of $2.8tn. Cost of crash: $2800000000000 Guardian

Former Tory leaves 'irrelevant' party for Scottish Nationalists

Gordon Brown backing SNP in Glenrothes



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Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama, Adelman, Fukuyama, Murdoch; Obama the Neocon

Obama the Neocon?


Among the people supporting Obama are:

(The rise of the Obamacons / All the fun of the Fairness Act)

Kenneth Adelman

Francis Fukuyama

Rupert Murdoch

Most of the media

Adelman - a friend of Israel who worked for Rumsfeld

1. Adelman was an Assistant to US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Adelman is a member of Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations (Membership List)


Fukuyama - a Neocon who worked on the Project for a New American Century

2. Fukuyama is an important figure in the rise of Neoconservatism. He was active in the Project for the New American Century think tank starting in 1997.

Murdoch - a friend of Israel and supporter of the Iraq War.

3. Rupert Murdoch's publications worldwide strongly supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq. During the buildup to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, all 175 Murdoch-owned newspapers worldwide editorialized in favor of the war.[16]

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Barack Obama: Neocon Warrior Wake Up From Your Slumber

Barack Obama is a Neocon in Disguise

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Overcoming Media Terrorism

"Power and Lies" - the truth comes rather late.

The mainstream media tends to tell lies about those countries which have valuable oil and gas reserves which the US and its allies want to control.

Think of countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Russia and even Canada and Scotland.

Reportedly, the US government would like to exercise a large degree of control over Canada.

In the case of Scotland, the mainstream media tells us that Scotland cannot survive if it becomes independent.

We are told that the SNP (Scottish National Party) is linked to Moslem terrorists; and is incapable of saving the banks.

Viva Chavez

Venezuela has an answer to the problem of the corrupt, CIA-controlled media.

On 25 October 2008, at http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/, we read that Venezuela Launches a Campaign to Overcome “Media Terrorism”.

Venezuela's Communication and Information Minister is Andrés Izarra.

Izarra has introduced a campaign to tell Venezuelans about the achievements of Venezuela's "Bolivarian Revolution" and counter what Izarra called the "media terrorism" waged by the corporate-controlled media against the administration of President Hugo Chávez.

Izarra

"We are launching an effort to break through the media siege, and to bring to light the true Venezuela, where good-hearted people are people working to improve the health, culture, and welfare of all Venezuelans, for a Venezuela of faith and hope," Izarra declared.

The project, named Venezuela de Verdad (True Venezuela), will be an "avalanche" of information meant to prepare Venezuelans to see through the "constant media manipulation and dirty propaganda" by opposition groups, said Izarra.

The campaign will include a widely-distributed, short book that documents the government's social programs, promotion of "oil sovereignty," and other achievements over the past decade since Chávez was elected.

As an example of false opposition claims, Izarra pointed out the advertisements funded by opposition groups that say the government plans to seize private property of Venezuelan citizens, issue food rationing cards across the country, and that the Cuban doctors who work in government-funded free community health clinics are actually spies.

Regarding private property, the minister said the government has helped the poor and middle classes to obtain, for the first time ever, their own homes and small and medium-sized businesses, and he pointed out that the government has paid indemnity for all property it has nationalized from transnational companies, in accordance with the national constitution.

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The Bullingdon Club and Gay People

Bullingdon Club

Members of the Bullingdon Club have included:

Darius Guppy , who was a member of the Piers Gaveston Society. Piers Gaveston was the gay lover of King Edward II. (Piers Gaveston Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Edward VIII[12] who was reportedly gay. (The Duke and Duchess of Windsor)

Gottfried von Bismarck who was gay (Count Gottfried von Bismarck, high-living descendant of German .)

Cecil Rhodes[11] He came out as gay to his mother (Rhodes, Cecil)

Prince Felix Yussupov[30] was reportedly gay. (Felix Yussupov-gay prince -)

Bullingdon Club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The CIA, Abu Nidal and Lockerbie

Abu Nidal

1. Abu Nidal reportedly worked for the CIA and Mossad.

(Abu Nidal reportedly worked for the CIA and MOSSAD...)

Reportedly, Abu Nidal may have played a part in the Lockerbie Bombing.

Abu Nidal's organisation has worked with the PFLP-GC (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - general Command)

Jibril

2. Reportedly Ahmed Jibril (founder and leader of the PFLP-GC) had a base near Frankfort.

Reportedly, Jibril had links to alleged drugs dealer al-Kassar, who allegedly was working with the CIA in smuggling drugs into the USA on PanAm flights.

Reportedly the maker of the Lockerbie bomb was Marwan Kreesat (Khreeshat). Bomb maker Marwan Abdel Razzack Khreesat was part of Jibril’s cell.

On 26 October 1988, Khreesat was arrested and one of his bombs seized.

Then Khreesat was mysteriously released. [1009]

Former CIA agent Oswald Le Winter stated, "…pressure had come from Bonn… from the U.S. Embassy in Bonn… to release Khreesat." [1010]

Reportedly, Khreesat worked for U.S. intelligence. [1011]

Allegedly, one of Khreesat's bombs was used to bring down Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie.

3. Former UK Labour MP Tam Dalyell and Edinburgh law professor Robert Black have urged the Scottish and UK governments to answer reports that Abu Nidal was a US agent.

"They have long believed Abu Nidal, who died in Iraq in 2002, and his Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command were responsible for co-ordinating the bomb that blew up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie on 21 December, 1988 with the loss of 270 lives."

Intelligence reports, said to have been drawn up for Saddam Hussein's security services, said Kuwaitis had asked Abu Nidal, to do work for them in Iraq.

"The reports referred to Abu Nidal's 'collusion with both the American and Kuwaiti intelligence apparatuses in co-ordination with Egyptian intelligence'." - (Was Lockerbie suspect working for US? - News)

4. "Lockerbie campaigners have urged the UK Government to press Washington over claims that a now-dead terrorist leader was an American spy.

"Former Labour MP Tam Dalyell and Edinburgh law professor Robert Black said the claims should also be investigated by prosecution authorities in Scotland."

"The claims that Abu Nidal was working for the Americans would explain some of the mysteries that surround the Lockerbie outrage, they said." - Lockerbie campaigners seek answers

5. "THE CHIEF architect of the trial which convicted Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi of the Lockerbie bombing has accused two of Scotland's most senior legal figures of treating the Libyan "shabbily" by delaying his appeal...

"Robert Black, professor emeritus in Scottish law at Edinburgh University, said that Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini and the Advocate General for Scotland, Neil Davidson, were responsible for delays in the appeal process." - Lockerbie bomber treated ‘shabbily’ says professor


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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Operation Rose

Newcastle in the UK

OPERATION Rose was one of the UK's biggest investigations into sexual and physical child abuse.

"The inquiry was launched in August 1997 when a woman in her 20s disclosed to a social worker that she and a friend had been both sexually and physically abused as children while living in a children's home in the Northumbria Police area."

An investigation was launched, centring on council-run care homes in the North-East and stemming from initial allegations in Newcastle and Northumberland.

Brian Clare, 33, of Grindon, has vowed to continue his 18-year battle to secure "justice" for youngsters who claim they were physically and sexually abused at the city's now-demolished Witherwack House and other care homes. - operation rose

"The same member of staff also abused me sexually. He had previously been a priest...

"I was also sexually assaulted by a male member of staff who later became involved with child protection. He informed me that he would single me out for punishment The forms of punishment employed by the staff at Witherwack House included restraint techniques.

"On one occasion my arm was held up my back so badly my shoulder blade needed medical treatment. My thumb would be bent backwards. until it touched my forearm. This was done at least daily and was extremely painful. I suffer from epilepsy and I believe this was caused by my head being hit of objects. This was not reasonable punishment and force being used - this was evil.

"I often heard screams of other residents being abused.


"Indeed I witnessed a rape of a girl who was eight or nine at the time - I tried to intervene but I was beaten senseless for my trouble...

"I believe that the Director of Social Services was fully aware of the abuse that went on as was the Assistant Director of Social Services."
- my story

aangirfan: Jersey child abuse; Northumbria Police; Operation Rose

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