In a landmark interview, Alex talks with former director of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, Hamid Gul. Mr. Gul recently characterized the “leaked” Wikileaks documents implicating him in a string of attacks against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan as “malicious, fictitious, and preposterous.” Continue reading
Whether or not to allow the construction of a mosque at Ground Zero is simply the latest flashpoint in an ongoing and even larger tragedy. Continue reading
(GlobalResearch) – ” .. to wade through slaughter … and shut the gates of mercy on mankind.” Thomas Gray (1716-1771.)
The scale of the disaster caused by the floods in Pakistan, is barely comprehensible. As Juan Cole has written, expressing near disbelief : “The submerged area of the country is as big as the United Kingdom, fourteen million Pakistanis are affected, two million are homeless.” Six million need immediate relief, according to the UN., and thirty six thousand are suffering from acute diarrhoeal symptoms, with cholera already diagnosed. 1,600 are reported dead, with the number certain to multiply. Famine is a real possibility.
The great Indus river, one of the world’s longest, which flows also through China, India and Kashmir, rising in Tibet and flowing in to the Arabian Sea, has flooded Sindh and Balochistan provinces, forcing the evacuation of over ninety percent of the villages. With no place to hide, people watched their homes washed away, in a monsoon season that continues through September. Hundreds of villages are inundated or completely under water, with roads, rail links, thus transportation cut, as frantic people try to flee to safer ground. It is the worst flooding in the country’s history, with some experts saying the region worst affected for nearly one hundred years. A far wider area is now threatened. Continue reading
Former interim U.N. ambassador and leading neocon John Bolton went on Fox News on Friday and sounded the alarm bells over Russia’s pending delivery of nuclear fuel to Iran’s Bushehr reactor. If Israel plans to attack Bushehr, Bolton said, it must act now because allowing the Russians to load nuclear fuel rods at the site will make Iran “essentially immune from attack by Israel. Because once the rods are in the reactor an attack on the reactor risks spreading radiation in the air, and perhaps into the water of the Persian Gulf.”
“The fuel will be loaded on Aug 21. This is the start of the physical launch” of the reactor, said Sergei Novikov, a spokesman for Rosatom, the Russian Energy State Nuclear Corp. “From that moment the Bushehr plant will be officially considered a nuclear-energy installation.” Russia is currently operating under a $1 billion contract with Iran and has worked for over a decade on the reactor. Continue reading
(SteveWatson) – Constitutionalist Senate candidate says President “cares nothing about Kentucky” Continue reading
(Infowars) – The United States is running out of time to get its budget and trade deficits under control. Despite the urgency of the situation, 2010 has been wasted in hype about a non-existent recovery. As recently as August 2 Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner penned a New York Times column, “Welcome to the Recovery.”
As John Williams (shadowstats.com) has made clear on many occasions, an appearance of recovery was created by over-counting employment and undercounting inflation. Warnings by Williams, Gerald Celente, and myself have gone unheeded, but our warnings recently had echoes from Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff and from David Stockman, who excoriated the Republican Party for becoming big-spending Democrats Continue reading
(LATimes) – Ray Bradbury is mad at President Obama, but it’s not about the economy, the war or the plan to a construct a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.
“He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon,” says the iconic author, whose 90th birthday on Aug. 22 will be marked in Los Angeles with more than week’s worth of Bradbury film and TV screenings, tributes and other events. “We should never have left there. We should go to the moon and prepare a base to fire a rocket off to Mars and then go to Mars and colonize Mars. Then when we do that, we will live forever.”
The man who wrote “Farenheit 451,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” “The Martian Chronicles,” “Dandelion Wine”and “The Illustrated Man” has been called one of America’s great dreamers, but his imagination takes him to some dark places when it comes to contemporary politics.
“I think our country is in need of a revolution,” Bradbury said. “There is too much government today. We’ve got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people.” Read entire article
(PlainDealer) – The Ohio Department of Health’s school-based fluoride mouthrinse program will be reinstated for the upcoming school year.
The health department suspended the program last year after state representatives passed a bill that required any prescription medications given to students in school to be administered by health professionals. Gov. Ted Strickland signed legislation in May that made an exemption for fluoride mouthrinse.
“Fluoride rinse programs are one tool to help eradicate dental disease for Ohio’s children,” said David Owsiany, executive director of the Ohio Dental Association, adding that preventing tooth decay can eliminate the need for more invasive and expensive care in a child’s future. Read entire article
(DailyFinance) – Soda and processed-food manufacturers have long insisted that all sugars are essentially the same. Yet, simultaneously they’re delicately backing away from high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as one study after another links the corn-based sweetener to obesity and diabetes. While the market for HFCS declined by 9% in 2008, says Ken Roseboro of the Organic and Non-GMO Report, it was still used in 55% of all sweetened edibles in 2009.
New findings published this month in the journal Cancer Research by University of California Los Angeles researchers could further sour the public’s sentiment toward the super-sweet, super-cheap syrup and reduce its use even further. HFCS is 55% fructose and 42% glucose. The study found that pancreatic tumor cells metabolized fructose differently than glucose and that the cancer cells “readily metabolized fructose to increase proliferation.” In other words, as the headline reads, “Cancer cells slurp up fructose.” Read entire article
(PersonalLibertyDigest) – It’s good to see civil disobedience making a comeback.
As NBC’s Washington, D.C., affiliate reported recently, a group of students who were members of the conservative Young America’s Foundation High School Conference were touring the Capitol in June. While visiting the Lincoln Memorial, the group spontaneously began singing the National Anthem when a U.S. Park Police officer tried to shut them down.
Rather than be intimidated by the fascist brown shirt on duty, a girl in the group is heard to say on the video, “This is America, we sing the national anthem. Who says on the Lincoln Memorial we can’t sing the national anthem, that’s what I want to know?” Continue reading
(BBC) – The BBC wants you to think that cloned meat from the dead carcases of cows is good for you and that it “will become the norm” within ten years. Continue reading
(Trends&ForecastsBlog) – Gerald Celente believes that the stock market will crash before the end of 2010 , gold will soar. When gold was at $275 per ounce in 2002, Celente said the price had bottomed and in 2004 forecast the beginning of the “Gold Bull Run.” Since that time, with pinpoint accuracy, he said when, why – and how high – gold would go. Gerald Celente sees huge opportunities in green healthy food , technology for the poor and in rejuvenating the cities with quality architecture…, Gerald Celente as always recommends gold Canadian dollar the Swiss franc as hedges against the inflation. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – Scientists remain stymied as honeybees in the United States and across the world continue to die in large numbers.
“There are a lot of beekeepers who are in trouble” said David Mendes, president of the American Beekeeping Federation. “Under normal condition you have 10 percent winter losses … this year there are 30, 40 to 50 percent losses.”
For many years, beekeepers have been plagued by colony collapse disorder, in which formerly healthy bees abruptly vanish from their hives. The number of beehives in the United States dropped 32 percent in 2007, another 36 percent in 2008 and still another 29 percent in 2009. Continue reading
(Truthout) – Unfolding BP Catastrophe: Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil – Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld – Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – BP and the Government’s Record of Failure in Capping the Oil Well – Relief Wells Delayed. New Tests Show “Gap” in Oil “Well Column” – Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Is Gulf Seafood Safe?
The FDA and NOAA say that Gulf seafood is fine. President Obama ate a fish taco yesterday made with Gulf fish.
So does that mean Gulf seafood is safe to eat? Read More Here
(CNSNews) – Oversight Report Slams Obama ‘Failure’ on Oil Spill
A new oversight report from Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the senior Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, details what many analysts see as the failures of the Obama administration during the Gulf oil spill.
The report lays out the ways in which the administration either failed to exercise authority it had or acted in ways that hindered the massive cleanup effort, pointing out that President Barack Obama appeared less than focused on the country’s largest environmental disaster in history. Read More Here
Video: Purposely Killing The Gulf of Mexico – Dr. Scott Johnson – Continue reading
(NaturalNews) We already know that cloned beef has entered the food supply both in the United States (http://www.naturalnews.com/023718_f…) and the UK (http://www.naturalnews.com/029411_c…). Now, thanks to revelations from JR Simplot, a U.S. company specializing in the cloning of cows for beef production, we’re learning that dead cows are cloned to produce the next generation of beef cattle.
Here’s how it works: A large number of cows are slaughtered and then chopped into steaks that are tested for their flavor, texture and other qualities important to steak eaters. The source animal of each steak is recorded, and cells from that source carcass are preserved for possible cloning in case the steak turns out to taste good. Once all the steaks are gauged for their desirability, the dead cow carcasses from which the flesh was cut to produce the steaks are harvested for their DNA.
This DNA is then used to clone new cows who are fed, raised and slaughtered to see how their flesh steaks taste. This cycle is repeated through multiple generations in order to “evolve” cow clones with great-tasting flesh. Continue reading
Alex discusses the latest in economic news including schools requiring students to bring their own toilet paper. Hal Turner, a radio host with ties to the FBI has been convicted of threatening several judges. Alex also covers the latest news and takes your calls. Continue reading
(911Blogger) – Military personnel responsible for defending U.S. airspace had false tracks displayed on their radar screens throughout the entire duration of the 9/11 attacks, as part of the simulation for a training exercise being conducted that day. Technicians at NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) were still receiving the simulated radar information around the time the third attack, on the Pentagon, took place. Those at NORAD’s operations center in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, were still receiving it several minutes after United Airlines Flight 93 apparently crashed in rural Pennsylvania.
No one has investigated why false tracks continued being injected onto NORAD radar screens long after the U.S. military was alerted to the real-world crisis taking place that morning. And yet we surely need to know more about these simulated “inputs” and what effect they had on the military’s ability to respond to the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading
(Uruknet) – I can barely believe the words I am writing are not a nightmare from which I will soon wake up.
A third of Pakistan is now under water, and fresh rainfall threatens two more waves of flooding in the southern Sindh province. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – The End of World War II Did Not Lead to A Lasting Peace: “Operation Sunrise” and the Onslaught of the Cold War – Read More Here
(ABC&CBN) – The Philippines: America’s New Launchpad for the Militarization of Southeast Asia – Aquino promoting ties of dependency with U.S.? – Center for People Empowerment in Governance – Read More Here
(PeoplesDailyOnline) – America is Engaging in “Gunboat Diplomacy” Against China. “Unilateral Confrontation and Showing Off of Hard Power” – Major General Luo Yuan – Read More Here
(TorontoSun) – They Can’t Cage A Song – Punishing the WikiLeaker Misses the Point – Eric Margolis – Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Why WikiLeaks Won’t Stop the War – Noam Chomsky – Read More Here
(AFP) – N.Korea warns of ‘severest punishment’ for war games
The North’s army and people will “deal a merciless counterblow” to the allies “as it had already resolved and declared at home and abroad”, a spokesman for the country’s army General Staff said in a statement published by state media. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – War Preparations? Biggest U.S.-Israeli Joint Infantry Exercise Ever
The Israeli military on Saturday carried out maneuvers in a terrain that resembles south Lebanon as part of exercises on the occupied Palestinian territories’ borders with Lebanon and Syria.
The maneuvers were the first of their kind. Israeli TV channels showed parts of the exercises in which occupation soldiers engaged in street battles with “Hezbollah”. Read More Here
Video: WikiLeaks’ Collateral Murder – U.S. Soldier Ethan McCord’s Eyewitness Story
(GRTV) – Video: Depleted Uranium – Iraq’s Deadly Legacy
Seven years after the invasion of Baghdad, the Iraqi people are experiencing a devastating legacy. Babies are being born with severe deformities and cancer at a rate, which makes the effects of Hiroshima look tame.
The number of babies born with severe deformities and children developing leukaemia is rising dramatically in parts of Iraq. View Video Here
(PressTV) – Petraeus to talk Obama out of pullout
The commander of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan says he reserves the right to advise US President Barack Obama against a troop pull-out from the country in 2011. Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (RealNews) – Video: Brzezinski on the Afghan war – Video Link Here
(Salon) – A campaign for war with Iran begins
Obama administration officials, as well as U.S. lawmakers and European diplomats, passionately made the argument this spring that tough sanctions on Iran were necessary to avoid war. But contrary to their predictions, the drumbeat for war — particularly from Israel – has only increased since the U.N. Security Council adopted a new resolution against Tehran in June. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Iran Attack This Week?
Former interim U.N. ambassador and leading neocon John Bolton went on Fox News on Friday and sounded the alarm bells over Russia’s pending delivery of nuclear fuel to Iran’s Bushehr reactor. If Israel plans to attack Bushehr, Bolton said, it must act now because allowing the Russians to load nuclear fuel rods at the site will make Iran “essentially immune from attack by Israel. Because once the rods are in the reactor an attack on the reactor risks spreading radiation in the air, and perhaps into the water of the Persian Gulf.” Read More Here
(ConsortiumNews) – A Neocon Preps US for War with Iran – Ray mcGovern
I guess I was naïve in thinking that The Atlantic and its American-Israeli writer Jeffrey Goldberg might shy away from arguing for yet another war — this one with Iran — while the cauldrons are still boiling in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (RealNews) – Video: Zbigniew Brzezinski on Iran – Video Link Here
(Rense) -Iran And The Israeli-US Shell Game – Read More Here
(PressTV) – Russia: Iran’s nuclear program peaceful
The spokesperson for Russia’s Rosatom Nuclear Energy State Corporation, Sergey Novikov, has asserted the peaceful nature of Iran nuclear program.
Novikov told Russian TV on Sunday that Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant– which will be launched on Aug. 21 — does not have any military purpose and it only aims to generate electricity. Read More Here
(Fox) – Video: “Iran On The Verge Of Producing Nuclear Bomb! The Clock Has Run Out” – Continue reading
(OnlineJournal) – Review: The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century
Review of the book by Michel Chossudovsky and Andrew Gavin Marshall, Editors Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Profits Up at GM! And You’re Still Unemployed – Michael Moore – Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Government Using Google Earth To Loot Destitute Americans
Aerial imaging technology is being used by the government to spy on Americans in an effort to collect revenue and enforce ordinances on swimming pools without safety certificates, junk cars being stored without permission, unlicensed porches, and a myriad of other petty transgressions that the state is feeding off in complete violation of the Fourth Amendment to suck citizens dry of whatever income they have left after being looted of trillions of dollars in wealth that the state has transferred to foreign banks. Read More Here
(InternForecaster) – Dreadful Market Perceptions – Bob Chapman
As we explained in the last issue that when GDP figures are again revised we would find 2nd quarter GDP growth was really 1.3% to 1.5%, not 2.4% revised down from 3.7%. This experience points out the really bogus nature of government statistics. Read More Here
(PersonalLibertyDigest) – “Surprisingly” Bad Economic News
Have you noticed how often the elitist “economists” in government, academia and the media are surprised by bad economic news? Read More Here
(USWGO) – Founder of FairTax.org was a former director of the Dallas Federal Reserve
Investigative Journalism of possible Super Rich pushed Fraudulent schemes by Brian D. Hill. I won’t allow the Fair Tax if it’s another scheme to take more money from the middle class and the working poor. I am tired of the super rich stealing from the people. Read More Here
(ActivistPost) – 10 Signs The U.S. is Becoming a Third World Country
The United States by every measure is hanging on by a thread to its First World status. Saddled by debt, engaged in wars on multiple fronts with a rising police state at home, declining economic productivity, and wild currency fluctuations all threaten America’s future. Read More Here
(PhoenixCapitalResearch) – Are You Ready For How Bad It Will Get? – Read More Here
(AmericanThinker) – An Argentina-like Economic Crisis
The United States’ economic decline precariously resembles Argentina’s economic collapse, which started in 1998 and landed Argentina in a depression by the end of 2000. What began in Argentina as a recession mushroomed into a full-fledged depression due to bad economic and monetary policy. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – China Favors Euro Over Dollar as Bernanke Alters Path – Read More Here
(VisionVictory) – Video: (Heart) BREAKING – White House Economic Team Exhausted From Killing the Economy – Video Link Here
(InflationUS) – The Future of Overall Food – Price Inflation is Inevitable
More and more humans will be competing with cattle and other “meat animals” for wheat and grains. Video Link Here
(Guardian) – How the US economy is being ‘Japanised’ – Read More Here
(MoneyTeachers) – Video: Silver Is Ready to Explode!
As this video will demonstrate (Made December 2007, posted February 2008), I have been extremely accurate when it comes to money and financial predictions. Among the things I warned my clients about: Read More Here
(Guardian) – US unemployment: Don’t let the elite pass the buck – Paul Krugman – Read More Here
(Guardian) – Jobless millions signal death of the American dream for many – Read More Here
(Rense) – Crisis…What Crisis? Profits Soar! – James Petras
While progressives and leftists write about the “crises of capitalism”, manufacturers, petroleum companies, bankers and most other major corporations on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific coast are chuckling all the way to the bank. Read More Here
(VisionVictory) – Video: Federal Reserve Debt Monetization Explained – Continue reading