Bilderberg – Kissinger’s death cult

June 10th, 2011

 

Suvretta House-Bilderberg Conference Centre 2011

In the next week St Moritz in Switzerland will be playing host to the latest Bilderberg Meeting – a collection of characters that SPECTRE would be proud of – finance ministers, media moguls, and representatives of the corporate elite who own virtually all of the world’s mass production in areas like mining, agriculture and energy. Bilderberg is the name of a hotel in Oosterbeek, Holland, where the group first gathered in 1954 to strengthen relations between Western Europe and the United States.

Of course, according to ‘rationalists’ like David Aaronovitch, it would be tantamount to tinfoil-hat conspiracy-mongering to suggest that these people are doing anything other than sharing a few rounds of golf and talking about the weather; but even the most naive ‘rationalist’ would raise an eyebrow at the presence of the ubiquitous war criminal, Henry Kissinger at the gathering.

This is the man who produced a National Security Council study in 1974 looking at the ‘problems’ for future US policy which might be caused by ‘overpopulation’.  (You can read the full text here )

I think the main item on the agenda will be the possibilities available to these mainly unelected, totally unaccountable figures to eradicate a sizeable proportion of the world’s population, especially in those countries deemed ‘unproductive’ or ‘unco-operative’ or whose mineral resources are desirable.
That’s why the criminal Kissinger is there at the helm of the BB pack (and does anyone really know who this guy is, or where he comes from ?);

    Something they might talk about on the golf course, or over tea and cakes; 

    National Security Memo 200, dated April 24, 1974, and titled “Implications of world wide population growth for U.S. security & overseas interests” says:

    “Dr. Henry Kissinger proposed in his memorandum to the NSC that “depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy towards the Third World.” He quoted reasons of national security, and because `(t)he U.S. economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less-developed countries … Wherever a lessening of population can increase the prospects for such stability, population policy becomes relevant to resources, supplies and to the economic interests of U.S.

    Look at the Congo, Sri Lanka, or anywhere the good ol’ USA and it’s hangers-on want to ‘stake an interest’ – all seems to be going completely to plan.

    The ‘conference’ is pretty much ignored by the mainstream media – in the UK they have much more important issues to debate like footballers’ infidelities and celebrity burn-outs; the only mainstream paper to even pick up on the story is The Guardian, whose Charlie Skelton has been at it for three years now.

    Apparently, a Swiss MP has called for the arrest of several war criminals who are believed to be attending the conference;

    According to a letter on the Bilderberg conference addressed to Simonetta Sommaruga, a National Council member and head of the Jura Police Department, Jura representative Dominique Baettig is calling for the arrest of conference participants who are internationally wanted for war crimes (George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Dick Cheney, and Richard Perle). Based on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, such action is called for when a country makes a referral or response to an initiative by the U.N. Security Council, or by its own prosecuting authority.

    from the moderatevoice

    We will keep you as informed as possible . . .

NATO’s illegal Wars of Terror

June 4th, 2011

The arrest of Ratko Mladić in Sebia and his swift despatch to The Hague has been trumpeted by the members of NATO as a triumph for justice and a chance of closure for the victims of the devastating civil war following the break up of Yugoslavia.

A woman walks past graffiti of captured Bosnian Serb fugitive General Ratko Mladic in Belgrade

However, it may well be sending some uncomfortable shivers down the spines of the generals and political leaders of this aggressive, expansionist alliance.

NATO is acting as a law unto itself; as an extended arm of US military imperial ambition, since the break-up of the Soviet Union it has been the shield behind which the North American government pushes deep into territories it regards as malleable and ripe for conquest or extended disorder.

Since the NATO attacks on Yugoslavia in 1999 (which is still regarded as illegal by many), NATO has been involved in constant war. The result of that war was the dismemberment of the last non-aligned multi-ethnic state in Eastern Europe with the economic potential to pursue a successful future as a social-democratic Republic.

However, the USA – still with the Cold War agenda of pushing right up to the borders of Russia –  and Britain, with it’s slavish poodle stance to US foreign policy, as well as some sort of pathetic ambition to re-install the old decrepit and corrupt monarchies, teamed up to make sure that the whole place fell apart in spectacular fashion.

The main benefactor of all that death and destruction was – surprise, surprise – the USA, who turned a large part of the pseudo-state of Kosovo into a forward operating base in the East – Camp Bondsteel, a monstrosity  with a six-mile perimeter fence. A good description of its scale and the reasons it was constructed can be found here;

In June 1999, in the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Yugoslavia, US forces seized 1,000 acres of farmland in southeast Kosovo at Uresevic, near the Macedonian border, and began the construction of a camp. . .  Camp Bondsteel, the biggest “from scratch” foreign US military base since the Vietnam War  (…) It is located close to vital oil pipelines and energy corridors presently under construction, such as the US sponsored Trans-Balkan oil pipeline. As a result defence contractors—in particular Halliburton Oil subsidiary Brown & Root Services—are making a fortune

Since then, the ‘alliance’ – which should really be termed the AXIS, since that is what it most resembles, has been waging war across the globe, assuming the moral perogative to decide who deserves to live and die, and which regimes should fall and which should survive.

Whilst Libya struggles to stay in one piece, and even static border posts are being wiped out by UK Apache attack helicopters; the murderous regime in Bahrain – which is  persecuting doctors involved in helping wounded demonstrators – has announced it’s business as usual for the idle playboy sport of Formula 1.

Then as Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa was meeting Colonel Gadaffi in his bombed-out compound in Tripoli last week, the prospect of any deal brokered by the African Union seemed remoter than ever.

NATO – and, we are told, the insurgents in Benghazi –  rejected any peace deal which does not include the instant resignation of Gadaffi and the surrender of the Libyan Government. This is how far the NATO Command has moved from the ‘protection of civilian life’; it is now clearly and blatantly demanding regime change.

It will be interesting to see how many legislators in the organisation’s Parliaments notice this blatant disregard of the UN mandate, or bother to question the legality of this continuing bombardment of population centres and infastructure.

I reccommend Dispatch From TripoliNATO’s Feast of Blood by CYNTHIA McKINNEY (from Tripoli for Counterpunch.)

While serving on the House International Relations Committee from 1993 to 2003, it became clear to me that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was an anachronism. Founded in 1945 at the end of World War II, NATO was founded by the United States in response to the Soviet Union’s survival as a Communist state. NATO was the U.S. insurance policy that capitalist ownership and domination of European, Asian, and African economies would continue. This also would ensure the survival of the then-extant global apartheid.

As the drones still keep up the death-toll of civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan (a sovereign country  which the USA has never declared war on), it is becoming more difficult to believe that this sort of aggressive illegal warfare will not be paid for further down the line.

Of course, the working populations in the NATO Axis are paying for the million – pound attacks, with their taxes now going to the corporate war machine rather than schools for their kids and hospitals for the sick and elderly; and the price is certainly being paid by the villagers and townsfolk who are decimated, murdered or permanently crippled by these attacks.

The US Government plans to double its drone fleet in just nine years – this in a country that can’t be bothered to provide general healthcare and where the middle-class unemployed are evicted to live with their families in cars and eat at soup kitchens . . .

An article in Wired magazine discusses the legality of these attacks;

Loyola Law School professor David Glazier, a former Navy surface warfare officer, said the pilots operating the drones from afar could — in theory — be hauled into court in the countries where the attacks occur. That’s because the CIA’s drone pilots aren’t combatants in a legal sense. “It is my opinion, as well as that of most other law-of-war scholars I know, that those who participate in hostilities without the combatant’s privilege do not violate the law of war by doing so, they simply gain no immunity from domestic laws,” he said. “Under this view CIA drone pilots are liable to prosecution under the law of any jurisdiction where attacks occur for any injuries, deaths or property damage they cause,” Glazier continued. “But under the legal theories adopted by our government in prosecuting Guantánamo detainees, these CIA officers as well as any higher-level government officials who have authorized or directed their attacks are committing war crimes.”

Another article deals with the ‘targetting’ of supposed ‘Taliban  residences’ which seemingly is often done by paid informers, who obviously have their own agendas. Civilian ‘collateral deaths’ seem to be a price the USA is happily prepared to risk – after all, they are neither white, nor American;

In April, 19 year-old Habibur Rehman made a videotaped “confession” of planting such devices, just before he was executed by the Taliban as an American spy. “I was given $122 to drop chips wrapped in cigarette paper at Al Qaeda and Taliban houses,” he said. If I was successful, I was told, I would be given thousands of dollars.”But Rehman says he didn’t just tag jihadists with the devices. “The money was good so I started throwing the chips all over. I knew people were dying because of what I was doing, but I needed the money,” he added. Which raises the possibility that the unmanned aircraft — America’s key weapons in its covert war on Pakistan’s jihadists and insurgents — may have been lead to the wrong targets.

Of course, whilst the US war machine keeps rolling along, supported by a bankrupt economy and the evermore depleted Western European nations, it is unlikely that we will see a procession of wizened Americans shuffling into the dock .

However, the balance of power in the world is changing faster than most people in the USA or even Europe fully comprehend, and it might just be that we watch the once arrogant and self-justifying warmongers of the NATO alliance standing shackled in the dock to answer charges of murder, mayhem and waging aggressive war far sooner than seems possible at the moment.

POST SCRIPT; Gaddafi’s daughter has taken the first step in treating these acts of remotely controlled warfare as crimes perpetrated in the countries where the political control is exercised.

The daughter of Muammar Gaddafi has filed lawsuits against NATO alleging war crimes in the air strikes that are said to have killed her relatives.

The lawsuits have been filed in Paris and Brussels naming France’s role in the attacks and Belgium as the base of the NATO alliance. The charges lodged by Aisha al-Gaddafi are based on the killings of the Libyan leader’s youngest son and three grandchildren; all three children were under the age of 12. One of the children was Aisha al-Gaddafi’s four-month-old daughter, Mastoura.

The suits do not name a specific defendant, but the complaints call upon the authorities to ‘find, identify and punish the perpetrators and the accomplices involved in the April 30 airstrike by the alliance’. Her attorneys state that NATO’s decision to target a civilian home constitutes a war crime.

More here . . .

 

 

Outlawing civil dissent under Obama & the Patriot Act

May 26th, 2011

A couple of reminders about the truth behind the empty rhetoric of Obama on his grandstanding trip to Eire and Britain.

Firstly, an article from the magazine Counterpunch, which provides an overview of the (at least ) 2,600  arrests of activists protesting in the US since Obama’s inauguration.

These arrests have been for a whole spectrum of causes, including;

. . . . people protesting US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Guantanamo, strip mining, home foreclosures, nuclear weapons, immigration policies, police brutality, mistreatment of hotel workers, budget cutbacks, Blackwater, the mistreatment of Bradley Manning, and right wing efforts to cut back collective bargaining.

Examples include;

February 15, 2011.  A former CIA agent turned whistleblower was arrested and battered by police for standing silently and turning his back during a speech on the need for human rights in Egypt delivered by the US Secretary of State.   Veterans for Peace.

April 24, 2011. Sixteen protestors against nuclear weapons at the Nevada National Security Site were arrested after a sixty mile sacred walk from Las Vegas.  Nevada Desert Experience.  Pace e Bene.

July 6, 2010.  Seventy eight people protesting against police brutality in Oakland California and the trial involving a shooting by a BART police office.

March 4, 2009, nine people seeking to present a letter to CEO of Alliant Technologies outlining how weapons manufacturers were prosecuted as war criminals at the end of WWII were arrested in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  Alliant Action.

 

Patriot Act poster

Another article in a Veterans Today article, posted by Susan Lindauer, who describes herself as;

the second non-Arab American ever indicted on the Patriot Act

is a comprehensive insight into the workings of the US secret state, and how it will persecute even its own, without any semblance of the ‘natural justice’ trumpeted as a democratic human right for everyone else by the US Government.

She goes on to describe the work that she had carried out for the US Government over the years ;

I had worked in anti-terrorism for almost a decade, covering Iraq and Libya, Yemen, Egypt and Malaysia at the United Nations. At the instruction of my CIA handler, I had delivered advance warnings about the 9/11 attack to the private staff of Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Office of Counter-Terrorism in August, 2001. FBI wire taps prove that I carried details of a comprehensive peace framework with Iraq up and down the hallowed corridors of Capitol Hill for months before the invasion, arguing that War was totally unnecessary.

She continues;

I delivered those papers to Democrats and Republicans alike; to my own second cousin, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card; and to Secretary of State Colin Powell, who lived next door to my CIA handler. Gratis of the Patriot Act, we had the manila envelope and my hand written notes to Secretary Powell, dated a week before his infamous speech at the United Nations. My papers argued that no WMDs would be found inside Iraq, and that the peace framework could achieve all U.S. objectives without firing a shot.

She then  describes how she did what she describes as ‘the unthinkable’ . . .

I phoned the offices of Senator Trent Lott and Senator John McCain, requesting to testify before a brand new, blue ribbon Commission investigating Pre-War Intelligence. Proud and confident of my efforts, I had no idea Congress was planning to blame “bad intelligence” for the unpopular War.  Over night I became Public Enemy Number One on Capitol Hill . . . . Thirty days later I awoke to hear FBI agents pounding on my door. My nightmare on the Patriot Act lasted 5 years . . .

She describes how the Patriot Act grants prosecutors and police extraordinary powers of the sort that Kafka predicted in The Trial – ‘warrantless searches and FBI tracking surveillance’. She describes her time as a ‘suspect’ ;

Throughout five years of indictment, my attorneys and I never got to read a single FBI interview or grand jury statement. Under the Patriot Act, the whistleblower/defendant has no right to know who has accused him or her of what criminal activities, or the dates of the alleged offenses, or what laws got broken.

The interest in her was no doubt because of her contacts, and the sinister truths which started to emerge in the post-9/11 USA;

I knew that “sometime in October, 2001″ an Iraqi diplomat gave me the English translation of a book on depleted uranium, which showed how cancer rates and birth defects had spiked in Iraqi children. And I was quite certain that on October 14, 1999, an Iraqi diplomat asked me how to channel major financial contributions to the Presidential Campaign of George Bush and Dick Cheney.

Her reward for being an honest agent, and one obviously with some sort of ethical sensibility was being ;

. . . thrown in prison on a Texas military base without so much as a hearing—and threatened with indefinite detention and forcible drugging, to boot.

So next time you see someone standing at a podium with the Great Seal of the USA on the front, you can be assured that what they are saying will probably have no resemblance to the political reality of the lives of their own citizens . . .

Helicopter mystery in death of Dr David Kelly

May 25th, 2011

 

Steve Bell's take on the Death of Dr David Kelly

A report in The Morning Star on Sunday 15 May 2011
has raised new questions about the death of Dr David Kelly;

Police refused to be drawn on reports today that a helicopter mysteriously landed at the scene of weapons expert Dr David Kelly’s death shortly after his body was discovered. Details released under the Freedom of Information Act reportedly disclose that the aircraft stayed on the ground for five minutes before leaving.

According to its flight log, the helicopter, said to have been hired by Thames Valley Police, landed at Harrowdown Hill in Oxfordshire at 10.55am on July 18 2003 – 90 minutes after Dr Kelly’s body was found by search teams.

The purpose of the flight and who was on board have not been established because details of the flight log have been heavily redacted, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.

This is a story that will be continued . . .

Postscript from Wikipedia; Although he was never a member of the intelligence services, the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) regularly sought out his opinion on Iraq and other issues. David Kelly became a member of the Bahá’í Faith around 1999. He was introduced to this faith by Mai Pederson, a US military linguist and intelligence operative.

Here’s the David Kelly blogsite . . .

NATO strike takes out Libyan religious convention for peace

May 24th, 2011

As splits start appearing in the British Parliamentary consensus over the continual war of degradation against Libyan forces and facilities, disturbing news is starting to emerge about the NATO attack on a compound which was housing religious leaders.

In an article published in webzine Counterpunch (by Thomas C. Mountain ) it is claimed that evidence is starting to point towards a deliberate strike by NATO forces on a religious convention which was being  held as near to the frontline between the Tripoli Government and rebel forces in Benghazi as possible. Its aim was to produce  a ceasefire or peace deal that could be brokered by the participants between Government and insurgent forces.

A Government press conference attended by Libyan religious leaders, mainly Muslim – but including both Orthodox and Catholic representatives – claimed that;

Early during the evening of Friday, May 13, NATO forces bombed the conference site, killing at least ten and hospitalizing over 40 Imams.

NATO confirmed attacking Brega – a town chosen because of it’s location near both the frontlines – that evening, but claimed it struck a “command and control center”.

The Libyan Government responded by producing co-ordinates and documents showing that it was a hospitality centre for the oil industry.

Despite the fact that two of the Imams drove from the ruined centre, through the night to Tripoli to appear at the press conference and confirm the Libyan Government’s story; it received hardly any coverage in the Wetern media.

Nor did the denial issued by the Catholic Bishop of Tripoli that he was the ‘source’ for the story propagated by an Italian Minister, who claimed that Muammar Gaddafi had been wounded in a previous bombing of Tripoli.

The biggest news strategically is that ;

Libyan government forces, on some accounts, have also regained control of the water pipeline known as the Great Man Made River (GMMR) which supplies Benghazi and its surroundings with almost all of its water from the Nubian aquifer in southern Libya. If the Libyan government is able to cut the water flow from the GMMR to Benghazi it will leave the rebels in the east with only a single reservoir in the town of Ajdabiya to use, which is estimated to only have a one month supply of the amount of water Benghazi needs.

This perhaps explains why the French are encouraging their British allies to commit their share of a fleet of attack helicopters to the war – a move that the French Minister claimed had been agreed by the British Government; although this was denied after various MP’s from all sides raised the issue of ‘mission creep’ and concerns that the NATO Governments are acting outside the legal limits laid down by the UN Resolution.

Mullivaikal – Tamils’ 2nd Anniversary Demonstration

May 16th, 2011

Mullivaikal 2011 Tamils

Mullivaikal 2011

Wednesday, 18 May 2011– TIME: 6pm-8:30pm @ Trafalgar SquareWear Black Attire

The Tamils, like the Kurdish people, are spread across many of the nation states that were drawn up in the last century. [An interesting history of the different peoples of Sri Lanka can be found here]

Sri Lanka’s first aborigines with continuous lineage are the Tamil people. It is not precisely known when they came to the island, but perhaps as many as 5000 years ago. Tamils were also known as proto-Elamites or Ela. These people in Sri Lanka call themselves Eelam Tamils, meaning “earthly people”. Tamils speak a Dravidian language, which has no ties to other language families. It was, perhaps, associated with Scythians and Urals. The Dravidian language and Tamils originated, perhaps, from Sumer and Ur: the “cradle of the first civilization”, now Iran. The Sumer and Tamils formed the first language of proto-grams on clay tablets. Tamil inscriptions and literature are at least 2500 years old. Today, 100 to 200 million people speak Tamil.

The Christian Bible refers to Elam as “maritime nations in various lands, each with a separate language”.  In the myth of Noahs Ark, Elam was thought to be a descendant of one of Noah’s three sons on the ark.  Tamils were the first to use the wheel for transportation. They traveled to India and the island Sri Lanka, which had been connected to India. The first known manuscripts in India were written in Tamil. Other Tamils inscriptions have been found in Egypt and Thailand.

As many as 40,000 civilians may have perished in the last phase of the Sri Lankan Army’s offensive against the insurgent Tamil Tigers, with government forces blamed for “large-scale and widespread shelling,” according to a new report from a UN panel established by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The genocide in Sri Lanka two years ago was carried out with impunity by the Sri Lankan Army [the SLA]; a good indicator that they had better friends at ‘the top table’ than the Libyan Colonel for instance.

For a lively discussion of what was in the UN report, try here ; the Sri Lankan Government have been stonewalling and delaying any action on the UN report, which details a series of war crimes by their forces [whilst also naming the Tamil Tigers as guilty of serious, though lesser abuses].

For some reason, in this case, the West decided that it would be best to pursue ‘constructive dialogue’ with a Government massacring its own civilians.

This demonstration is reminding the rest of the world that the Tamil people cannot forget what happened two years ago; and that the struggle for their human rights continues . . .

 

OBL, Gaddafi, Wikileaks and targeted assassinations.

May 15th, 2011

An interesting analysis of the half-lies and deceptions surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden can be found in an article in Counterpunch by the famed journalist Alexander Cockburn. After deconstructing the contradictory streams of misinformation that flowed from the US Government in the days after the assassination, Cockburn analyses the sequence of events that led to the operation being scheduled at that time.

His conclusions are that ;

  • the USA and Pakistan had been aware of the compound for years

In fact, specific knowledge by US intelligence of the compound and its likely possible prime denizen goes back to 2005.

He writes;

The three-storey house has been a well-known feature of Abbottabad. Shaukat Qadir, a well-connected Pakistan Army officer, reported to CounterPunch from Pakistan: “For the record, this house has been under ISI surveillance while it was under construction. It was first raided in 2003, and the ISI just missed capturing al-Libi (he was later captured by the ISI close to Mardan in K-P Province). It has been raided on numerous occasions since.”

  • OBL was killed as a result of ‘entrapment’

Cockburn quotes Shaukut Qadir;

“The house where Osama had sought refuge belonged to two brothers from Mardan (a Pashtun dominated region of K-P) . . .  neither one has been identified among the dead. If Osama was followed to this house by constant tracking of his courier who, according to CIA reports, shouldn’t one, if not both brothers . . . have been present . . .? But they weren’t. Of the seven bodies left behind (a female, a child and five men of ages ranging from mid-twenties to mid-thirties), none have been identified as being either brother…. “ Inference: “Osama was sold out. The operation was the result of entrapment. An entrapment organized through one or more of his most trusted aides…”

  • The operation was carried out to pre-empt a Wikileaks release of unredacted intelligence that had been gained through torture at Guantánamo Bay Concentration Camp.

The raid was organised because information about the capture and torture of the aide who revealed the whereabouts of the compound was about to be revealed through the parallel releases of Wikileaks information. One version of the files were being put out in the Guardian and New York Times; they had received / bought them from an ex-Wikileaks employee and in this narrative, allowed the security services to redact any names or information deemed ‘unacceptable’ to be in the public domain. A comparison to the Wikileaks’ unredacted release of the same files immediately reveals the names that they had been most anxious to hide.

As Cockburn continues;

We can conclude, from this narrative, that when the unredacted WikiLeaks files surfaced, US intelligence concluded that Osama’s associates would soon figure out that the Americans had made the appropriate connections and conjectures and there the associates urged him to move on with all due haste. So Obama decided to send in the Seals.

Cockburn then suggests that targeted assassination has become both an accepted military aim and a political tool.

He points to the attack in Libya on April 30th;

Saturday, April 30 was reserved for the attempted assassination of Colonel Gaddafi, with the dropping of precision-guided bombs on the house of his son Saif, who died along with three grandchildren. Saif, then four, was in the Gaddafi family compound on April 15, 1986 when bombs ordered up by Ronald Reagan were dropped from F-111s, killing his 15-month old sister, adopted by Gaddafi 11 months earlier.  Thus have Reagan and Obama shared a target. ‘Decapitation’ – going for the enemy’s top guy – is now standard Nato strategy.

Would Obama have been briefed on the plan, or have signed off on a program of targeted assassination of Gaddafi? It seems a sure thing.

And as Cockburn concludes;

But Gaddafi survived. So Obama only had one bloodied feather in his cap when he gave one of the most morally repellent speeches I have ever heard delivered from the White House. Bush at least had the crude brio of a semi-literate jock when he vaunted America’s prowess. Obama’s “we nailed him” paragraphs of mendacity concluded with Dickensian Heepishness: “Tonight we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history.”

To which we can add – yup! and the end of just about everyone else’s . . .

Operation Southern Mistral – the war on Libya

May 14th, 2011

RAF banner for Operation Southern Mistral

The attack on Libya coincidentally took place at exactly the same time that a war game run by the French and British within NATO was about to take place.

An article by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky details the way that the humanitarian pretext for a war justified a well-planned attack on Libya.

On November 02 2010, more than four months prior to the onset of Operation Odyssey Dawn, France and the UK announced the conduct of war games under Operation “SOUTHERN MISTRAL 2011” against “AN IMAGINARY COUNTRY’ called “SOUTHLAND”, living under a “DICTATORSHIP”  which allegedly “was responsible for an attack against France’s national interests”.

The Franco-British (humanitarian) air operation against “SOUTHLAND” was to be carried out pursuant to an IMAGINARY “UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO: 3003”.

The war games were scheduled to start on March 21, 2011. THESE FRANCO-BRITISH WAR GAMES  NEVER TOOK PLACE. OPERATION “SOUTHERN MISTRAL” WENT LIVE ON MARCH 19, 2011 (two days prior to the scheduled date).

Below is the exact quote and colors from the Franco-British war games website which is hosted by France’s Air Force:

SOUTHLAND : Dictatorship responsible for an attack against France’s national interests.

FRANCE : Makes the decision to show its determination to SOUTHLAND (under United Nations Security council resolution n°3003).

UNITED-KINGDOM : Allied country as determined in the bilateral agreement. The United Kingdom supports France through the deployment of its air assets.” (Commandement de la défense aérienne et des opérations aériennes,  Southern Mistral 2011:  Scenario)

Map of the area covered in Operation southern Mistral

Dennis Kucinich asks why President Obama Had Time to Consult with International Community, Not Congress?

On March 29th Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) sent a letter to Congress asking them to withold funds for a war being waged under false pretences.

The war on dissent goes up another gear . . .

May 12th, 2011

The Royal Wedding has come and – thankfully – gone; the way of most Disneyesque events promoted by the British Establishment.
It was preceeded by a wave of surveillance-led arrests which proved that even if the UK’s secret state didn’t apparently manage to stop 7/7 or catch up with the mysterious Martin McDaid [see below], its still pretty good at arresting a few squatters and performance artists.
Our friends at the Ratstar squat in Camberwell, who have been living peacefully in an abandoned building for a long time with the knowledge of the local plod, were all given a tug on the day before the Pantomime and charged with pinching electricity [if they were paying industrial supply rates, they’d probably cover the years supply with a fiver].
At least four other squats were raided on the same day – another in Camberwell, South East London, and three in Hackney.

The lack of any sort of any legitimate rationale was apparent when the police rounded up the few anarchists and dissidents who dared go anywhere near the Pantomime venue;

The action against the 10 or so people participating in the Right Royal Orgy in Soho Square was one of several pre-emptive strikes by Scotland Yard. Police said they made a total of 52 arrests including 13 at Charing Cross station, where people were found to have climbing equipment and anti-monarchy placards, in addition to 21 arrests during raids of five squats in London on Thursday morning.

Well done, police ! Public money well spent !

And you wonder why 90% of the population sees them at best as a bunch of doughnut-munching wasters, and at worst as an occupying force on the nation’s streets.
Another hilarious sign of how far we have travelled down the road of thought-fascism [the predecessor to ‘a boot stamping endlessly on a human face’] was the arrest – in front of TV cameras – of well-known Lewisham activist, Professor Chris Knight, author of books on anthropology and a performance artist in the Situationist mode.
All very entertaining, but as the sickly-sweet confetti starts turning to bitter ashes in the mouths of the famished masses, it’s worth reflecting on how this sort of State behaviour can be justified; and what it means for the future.
A week or so later, and we see articles appearing about the Metropolitan Police’s purchase of a software system that tracks people through social media; building up a picture of their movements, predictabilities, social contacts and attitudes.

Geotime, a security programme used by the US military, which shows an individual’s movements and communications with other people on a three-dimensional graphic. It can be used to collate information gathered from social networking sites, satellite navigation equipment, mobile phones, financial transactions and IP network logs.

from the Guardian

Here we have a tool which the Stasi would have been proud to possess – although not even in their wildest dreams would they have imagined such a nefarious capability.
For like most of these systems, it’s backwards- programmable; not only can you track, and build 3-D profiles of suspects, but you can also set a number of ‘filters’ and search terms and come up with a list of names.

Names of innocent people whose ‘profiles’ have turned them into suspects. And so we start sliding ever faster down the slippery slope into the mass graves and forced adoptions of the sort of regimes that people like the Francoists ran in Spain until the 1970’s.

A spokesman for the Met confirmed that Geotime had been paid for, and said several possible uses for it were being assessed, including as a tool in “telephone investigations”.
He declined to clarify what a telephone investigation might be or how much the software cost. Neither could he comment on whether the software might be used during investigations into public order offences in the future.

from the Guardian again

Apart from the animal rights activists, UK Uncut and other dissident groups, we will no doubt see this capability used increasingly against those uppity Scots. They haven’t only signalled that they are preparing for independence within 5 years, but also that they  would prefer a democratic republic rather than the mock-feudal oligarchy currently prevailing in the so-called United Kingdom.

The wealthy landowners who make up the English aristocracy will not want to see their vast huntin’ & shootin’  estates being confiscated by a social democratic Republic, led by someone who never went near Eton.

We know from the experience of Colin Wallace and the dirty tricks (aka Black Propaganda) department of the British state security services in Northern Ireland in the 1980’s, that they will stoop to any underhand methods to maintain the status quo.

Watch out, here come the dirty tricks . . . After AV they’ll be thinking of offering the turkeys a referendum on Christmas, but the canny Scots might not be so easy to fool . . . although it’s worth remembering the destruction of the Scottish Socialist Party and the demolition of Tommy Sheridan; who was responsible and who did the ‘dirty work’ . . .

The missing links in the 7/7 post-mortem

May 6th, 2011

A BBC still of Martin McDaid

Investigation by BBC’s Newsnight on May 5th mentioned here about 20;45 in .

An interesting article about the role of an ex-SBS soldier – a ‘recent convert to Islam’ before the 7/7 attacks in London can be found here;
http://77inquests.blogspot.com/2011/02/mcdaid-who.html

The case was featured on BBC2’s Newsnight last night, with testimony from people who met him in Beeston, Leeds busily radicalising Muslims and attempting to convert youths to the idea of jihad.
Then he ‘disappeared’ . . .

From http://77inquests.blogspot.com/2011/02/mcdaid-who.html ;

Mohammed Junaid Babar – an FBI/CIA asset; ‘Q’ – an MI5 asset, and Martin ‘Abdullah’ McDaid, an ex-Special Boat Service anti-terrorist operative and ‘convert’ to Islam that MI5 were happy to tip off The Times about, all just one step removed from those accused of perpetrating the attacks of 7 July 2005… well, figure it out for yourself. When considering the information above, it is worth bearing in mind that the Secret Services honed their modus operandi in the 6 counties of Eire. It is now known that many in the Provisional IRA leadership were in fact British agents. A previous Special Boat Service operative (the SBS being an elite regiment of 250 of the Queen’s finest, in the same mode as the SAS) was John Joe Magee – the IRA’s ‘Angel of Death’.

Also, a very good update on Indymedia of this and related matters;

And more information here and here

We will add more to this story as it develops . . .