Friday, 29 June 2007
Steve Hillage, 1977
Steve Hillage is, without doubt, one of the greatest rock performers ever. Yet he never earned the fame that The Rolling Stones or the Beatles achieved. Whereas the latter are still known to younger generations, Hillage is forgotten.
Hillage was more interested innovating synthesizer music than making money, holding free rock concerts performing with other geniuses like Tim Blake and the Crystal Machine. Yet these were the classical musicians of that time.
So, hoping to create some new interest in this amazing musician, here's a German recording of perhaps his most popular tune, The Hurdy Gurdy Man.
This is a much younger Hillage to the one mixing the synthesizers for System 7 below!
Google currently displays several Hillage videos including eight recordings made at the Otto Hahn Schule, Bensberg, Germany in 1977.
See also Antares' blog,
Thursday, 28 June 2007
Medialens on MSM-land's Royal Farewell to Quisling Bliar
"Interesting how the media switched from 'political analysis mode' to sort of 'royal/national occasion mode' - all smiles, they presented it as a patriotic celebration of the 'changing of the guard' rather than a moment to reflect on what this sociopathic monster has done to our country and to the world."
Django Reinhardt & the Quintette du Hotclub de France
Here is some unique footage of the immortal Django Reinhardt playing 'J'attendrai' with Stéphane Grappelli and the Quintet Hotclub de France.
Amazingly, Django played with just three fingers after his hand was severely burnt in a fire in his gipsy caravan. Despite this he went on to create the genre of hot jazz together with the famous Hotclub de France.
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
A fellow pissed-of Brit, George Orwell
Letter from a Pissed Off Brit
Just now I'm feeling fed up about chronicling the dreary old events of politics, having watched today the departure of the charlatan, Blair, and his replacement with another, Brown.
The king is dead, long live the king and all that.
So Blair is, after all, to be the envoy of death for the New World Order! In a recent article I suggested this was rather like putting the fox inside the chicken coop. It reminded me of a rather naive letter I wrote Blair in 1999 suggesting he should act as an honest broker in the Middle East. He seems to have taken my advice.
That was before he started to brown nose Bush and to behave like a fully paid-up member of the neocon Project for a New American Century. So exactly how much honest brokering we can expect is very much a moot question. As always, first and foremost will be oil and the ongoing need of the NWO capitalists to wage their resource wars. A leopard doesn't change its spots, I might add.
Read 'The great deception continues - as must the effort to expose and indict the guilty.'
Nowadays, I record the news on several major UK channels and fast-forward back each track to see what's of interest. Today's news, of course, was full of Blair's departure and Brown's arrival. Hardly any coverage was given to the protests going on outside Downing Street and to the thousands lining the streets booing, catcalling and giving Blair the finger as his armour-plated Daimler swished by on its way to Buckingham Palace for his last meeting with Her Satanic Majesty.
Notably, it was the Blairites who pack the BBC these days who gave almost zero coverage to the Anti-Blair demonstrations. A reporter, I forget who, did make the contrast between the day Blair arrived victoriously at Number 10 in 1997 when the cheering thousands lined the streets with today when there seemed to be more press reporters than crowds, cheering or otherwise. He could have added that that indicated how bored and pissed off most Brits are today with all politicians.
So, just to cheer ourselves up, and with grateful thanks to Antares, my dreamwarrior bro in the forests of Malaysia, here's a colourful promo clip from the Sarawak Rainforest Musical Festival.
There's a real, beautiful world out there.
RHYTHM OF THE RAINFOREST
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy at The Sonic Rock Festival, The Farm, Chapel St Leonards, September 2005.
With Angel, as usual,dancing her socks off. She danced non stop all weekend. We weren't really into techno and trance and all that stuff but after this we were converted.
Here's a great way of capturing videos off the web for your own library. Just released, Realplayer Beta.
Download it here
Monday, 25 June 2007
Brown's first act..to nullify the trade unions
Posted on MEDIALENS , June 25, 2007
[Blair's successor] Gordon Brown's first wish (or should I say New Labour mark 2) is to curb the "power of the unions within the labour party" thus the new grand master has decided to end the link between the founders of the Labour party.. no discussion with the TUC or unions who have bankrolled and supported labour since they founded it.
Proportional representation has hardly been mentioned by Labour, why risk their hold on power to let Greens or real Socialists into parliament?
Sunday, 24 June 2007
Tim Blake & Crystal Machine, "Lighthouse"
Desplazamiento: A Tribute to Tim Blake by Klauss
Another classic favourite from the 'eighties, Tim Blake and Crystal Machine. Blake also played with Steve Hillage, Gong and System 7 and though a lot of their videos are available on Google their contributors have disallowed embedding codes.
Good music like this should be available for everyone to share and enjoy. Hillage and Blake would be the first to agree. So why this snobbery?
Political Attention Deficit Disorder – New Psychiatric Condition
by Joel S. Hirschhorn
According to a report not yet released, the Council on Science and Public Health of the American Medical Association has recommended that a chronic and widespread affliction of Americans be officially declared a psychiatric disorder.
It has been named the Political Attention Deficit Disorder (PADD) ...
Nearly 80 percent of adult American citizens are unable to pay sustained attention to issues and problems associated with their government. They are unable to accept their responsibility as citizens, including their obligation to vote, read in-depth articles and books on political issues, become active members of politically oriented groups, and initiate discussions on current events with friends and family. “The decades-old decline in voter turnout is a direct result of a national epidemic of PADD,” said the report.
The chief cause of PADD is the desire to avoid the very real pain of cognitive dissonance, the difference between what Americans want to believe about the greatness of their country and the disturbing reality that their government and country are in terrible shape, which is a constant reminder when there is normal, healthy political attention.
Read the story here
Saturday, 23 June 2007
Blair as Mideast Envoy: Putting the Fox inside the Chicken Coop
Apparently the mediocre Peter Sissons of the UK's lying, sensationalist mainstream media (MSM) is taking seriously Bush's suggestion that Blair should become a Mideast envoy!
No mention of Blair's war crimes in that part of the world. Of course not. That's taboo and more than Sissons' job is worth who, like his baggy-eyed colleague on Channel 4, Jon Snow, will now be looking forward to retirement and being put out to pasture.
Yet the suggestion, no matter how fatuous, has been made and we of the disloyal opposition are obliged to address it. So let me refer you to a recent article, Reasons why Tony Blair will be a Bad Mideast Envoy, by Mr Jalil Bahar, a former Iranian diplomat.
The Brits screwed the whole thing up and have a bad reputation, they have systematically leveraged US assets and power, their idea is basically to get the US to spend the blood and treasure to further British interests, there will be lies, lies and more lies from the Brits, they have just polarized the whole Islamic world again by mischievously giving Salman Rushdie a knighthood, recommending Blair for this role is just plain dumb.
Of course it's dumb, no question of that. After all the havoc and destruction caused in Afghanistan and Iraq and with around a million dead, to put Blair in again is to put the fox in the chicken coop. And yet you can see why Bush is so attracted to the idea.
For Blair is more than Bush's toady, he has all along been an enthusiastic warmonger, keen to spill the blood of Her Satanic Majesty's subjects in the name of the Anglo-Saxon empire, even when (according to Condi Rice) he was told that it would not be necessary.
No, Mr Sissons, the only place that Tony Blair should be going is to the Hague for trial and from there to a place of lifelong penal servitude. As you appear to be such an enthusiastic promoter of Blair's war crimes perhaps you should join him with the rest of the whoring MSM.
How Could Blair Possibly Get This Job?
From the Trial of Tony Blair
Pilots for 911 Truth: No Boeing hit the Pentagon
Pilots for 9/11 Truth obtained black box data from the government under the Freedom of Information Act for AA Flight 77, which The 9/11 Report claims hit the Pentagon.
Analysis of the data contradicts the official account in direction, approach, and altitude.
The plane was too high to hit lamp posts and would have flown over the Pentagon, not impacted with its ground floor. This result confirms and strengthens the previous findings of Scholars for 9/11 Truth that no Boeing 757 hit the buillding.
Read story here
Pandora's Black Box - Chapter Two - Flight Of American 77
Friday, 22 June 2007
Havana, June 22, 2007
WASHINGTON, June 21.— With extremely low popularity ratings, U.S. President George W. Bush has become the most unpopular leader since Richard Nixon.
A report from AFP shows that according to a survey published in Newsweek magazine this Thursday, just 26% of the population support the president.
In fact, the only president in the last 35 years who obtained less points was Richard Nixon, when he received just 23% in January 1974, months before he resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal, confirmed the report.
The survey found that the public’s disillusionment with Bush stems from the war in Iraq but also includes domestic problems. Some 73% of U.S. citizens are opposed to the activities in Iraq and just 23% are in favor.
Some 50% reject his handling of national security issues and terrorism, one of the strong points of his administration since the attacks on September 11, 2001.Translated by Granma International
Bush, el más impopular después de Nixon
La Habana, 22 de Junio de 2007
WASHINGTON, 21 de junio.— Con una alta desaprobación, el presidente norteamericano, George W. Bush, se ha convertido en el menos popular desde la época del ex mandatario Richard Nixon.
Un despacho de AFP señala que una encuesta hecha pública este jueves por la revista Newsweek refleja que solo un 26% le da su aprobación.
De hecho, el único presidente en los últimos 35 años que obtuvo un puntaje menor es Richard Nixon, cuando alcanzó un 23% en enero de 1974, meses antes de su renuncia provocada por el escándalo de Watergate, señala el reporte.
El sondeo encontró que la desilusión pública con Bush va desde la guerra en Iraq hasta problemas domésticos, con un 73% de estadounidenses opuestos al trabajo hecho en suelo iraquí y solo un 23% a favor.
El 50% dijo que rechaza el manejo de la seguridad nacional y el terrorismo, uno de los puntos fuertes de su administración desde los ataques del 11 de septiembre del 2001.
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Get used to it. The USUK is now in perpetual World War.
Reality Check: don't believe a word of it.
Why should you when they don't, pumping out interminable spin as they do, processed and fed them by the Bush and Blair governments?
A recent MoD paper, reported in The Telegraph, in the UK talks about five years:
Britain's "overstretched" armed forces will fight in Iraq for at least another five years ... troops will be serving on operations in the Gulf until at least 2012.
The contents of the document, distributed last month, appear to be in marked contrast to a statement made by Tony Blair in February giving the impression that British troops would remain in Iraq for less than two years. He said: "The UK military presence will continue into 2008". Mr Blair told the Commons: "Increasingly our role will be support and training, and our numbers will be able to reduce accordingly."
Patrick Mercer, a former infantry colonel and former Tory homeland security spokesman, said: "The reality is that many troops will remain in Iraq for the foreseeable future and continue to take casualties."
Senior commanders also revealed the number of troops committed to Afghanistan is likely to increase over the next two years.
In a recent report, A Duty to Mislead: Politics and the Iraq War, on US National Public Radio, broadcaster Ted Koppel stated:
"Democrats are telling voters that if they are elected, all U.S. troops will be pulled out of Iraq. But as Sen. Hillary Clinton privately told a senior military adviser, she knows there will be some troops there for decades. It's an example of how in some cases, politics can force dishonesty."
"In a recent interview with the New York Times," Koppel continues, "Senator Clinton emphasized that there are remaining vital national security issues [clearly oil] in Iraq and that these would require a continuing deployment of American troops."
"She didn't, in that interview, give any sense of how long U.S. forces might remain in Iraq during a Clinton administration."
And to an old military friend of Koppel's Clinton revealed how, were she to be elected and then re-elected, "she would still expect U.S. forces to be in Iraq at the end of a second term."
"When, oh when," Koppel despairs, "is that deadly serious issue going to become the topic of an equally serious and candid discussion? When, in other words, will we get the brutal truth in place of vapid and misleading campaign applause lines?"
Well, the brutal truth is finally seeping out, proving that the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan was, all along, to capture and occupy areas of strategic and economic importance to the U.S. led multinational corporations: oil and gas.
Now we have a ruling class toff, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles would you believe, the new UK Ambassador to Afghanistan, telling the ever servile Huw Edwards of BBC News 24 that the British will have to remain in Afghanistan for "a long time ... we should be thinking in terms of decades."
On being questioned why the British are building a huge new embassy in Kabul (as are the Americans in Baghdad) Sir Sherard admitted that "strategic interests" required it.
"Ministers realize we are here for the long haul."
All this fits in perfectly with the neocons' Blueprint for a New American Century which calls for geopolitical wars to seize and occupy areas of the world containing minerals and resources vital to the U.S. 'security (read corporate capitalist) interests.' It is also why U.S. generals have been telling their troops for some time now to get used to the idea of long, generational and endless wars.
And why our societies are being totalitarianized. No way out: this really is Armageddon.
Empire of Oil: the Hidden History of 911
This story now at Bellaciao and OpEdNews
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
I found this collector's item at my good 'ol pal and fellow Dreamwarrior, Antares' blog at Magick River.
Some beautiful music for you, dear reader, amongst all the sadness.
Kevin Ayers y Mike Oldfield al bajo en 1972 ¡Tiempos aquellos!
Read Antares' article here
... about the literally millions of refugees from the violence in Iraq. You wouldn't know they exist!
... about the catastrophic state of Iraqi hospitals.
... about the mass death and sickness of Iraqi children.
... about the vast suffering of the Iraqi civilian population under Operation Arrowhead Ripper (see below).
You just wouldn't know any of it was happening...
The Russian Federal Customs Service (FSB) has banned the export from the country of all human medical biological materials, from hair to blood samples, as of May 28th. According to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, the ban was prompted by a report submitted to Vladimir Putin that alleges "genetically engineered biological weapons" are under development in the West.
Sunday, 17 June 2007
Hands Off Venezuela
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
For the last few weeks we have been subjected to a barrage of propaganda in the media about the so-called "attacks on freedom of expression" in Venezuela. Facts? A TV station, RCTV, which actively participated in the coup against president Chávez in April 2002, did not get its licence renewed.
Acres of print paper have been filled with this story. However, one that you are not likely to see reported is this other story: Yesterday, June 12, Youtube decided to close down the account of Venezuelan Bolivarian activist Luigino Bracci. The reason? A complaint over copyright by Spanish Antena 3 TV station ...
... In an interview in VTV, former Minister of Education Aristóbulo Izturiz put it very clearly: "this shows that the campaign around RCTV is not about freedom of expression, but the freedom of the owners of capital to control the media and the contents".
Read the story here
Blair Calls For Chinese Style Net Controls In the UK
Declares war on "pernicious conspiracy theory" media coverage
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Related Article: Internet Doomsday Creeps Closer
Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair has savaged online media today in a speech in which he declared war on the free press by hinting at new restrictions on internet journalism and suggested that the media should be brought more into line with the government.
Blair complained that the media was too "feral" (i.e. not tamed by the government) and referring to online journalism stated:
"In fact, the new forms can be even more pernicious, less balanced, more intent on the latest conspiracy theory multiplied by five."
This is an outright call for a crackdown on the free press. Blair is out in the open here saying the media is too independent of the government, he is admitting that the freedom with which the media, especially online, is now operating is hurting his government and its agenda.
For weeks now, Brits have been force-fed glorified memories of an event which took place 25 years ago proving to the world that the British ruling classes cling on desperately to their imperial pretensions regardless of the price in blood that is invariably paid for it by their subjects.
Subjects, for in Britain there are no citizens, only the lowly subjects of Her Satanic Majesty, that notorious blood-sucker whose hidden and most influential hand still manipulates the death-machine of international monopoly capitalism and usury.
Governments, as the astute Tony Benn has observed quoted in an article below, use the Media to project the distorted version of reality which suits them. In Britain, it also uses the monarchy to promote a bluster of hollow patriotism in the manner described by an earlier commentator, Walter Bagehot, as a necessary tool of pomp and circumstance, bread and circuses, by which the masses are governed and kept in their place.
By promoting the disgraceful, modern-day colonialist adventure of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas war the mainstream media (MSM) is playing to classic form, glorifying a sickening episode in which hundreds of young Brits and Argentinos died over a crop of rocks in the bleak South Atlantic. For weeks now we have heard nothing but blaring chauvinism, led as always by the BBC, on what a great job "our boys" did in liberating the hardy, Best-of-British Falklanders from the dastardly grip of that dago, Leopoldo Galtieri.
Of course, no mention is made of that other dictator, Margaret Thatcher (or 'Señora Torture' as she was aptly described by an Argentino mispronouncing her name), or the reasons behind her galloping patriotism and willingness to spill the blood of Britain's youth in a war which was a calculated attempt, on her part, to bully a weaker country into submission, claim victory and thereby bolster her badly-flagging electoral popularity.
Nor the fact that the disputed sovereignty of the Falkands/Malvinas dates back to 1833 when the British opportunistically seized the islands with its military might. These things are better left undiscussed. As is the uncomfortable contrast some have made since of the obviously racist interest the British Government had in coming to the rescue of a handful of white colonists 8000 miles away from the Motherland while, in the Indian Ocean, having expelled through threat and deceit another small group of dark-skinned people from the Chagos Islands.
There is no comparison, the British Government would maintain. After all, the Chagos Islanders were descendants of indentured labour (legal colonial slavery) whereas the Falklanders were authentic colonists (colonizers). And besides which, the Big White Father in Washington had made it known that he wished to acquire the Chagos Islands, lock stock and barrel, in order to build a nuclear strategic base on Diego Garcia (called Fantasy Island by its Yankee usurpers) to fight the good fight for Democracy-'n'-Freedom and occasional bomb the shit out of uppity rag-heads in Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.
Reality doesn't bear looking at too closely. It never has. Especially the vicious, murdering lies behind what is called patriotism, that perpetuator of paternalism and an inherited, psychopathic Jewish thunder-god. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori, it is sweet and seemly to die for one's country. Evidently, the BBC, the British MSM, the Government and the Royal spokesperson, Prince Andrew, on TV for those miserable parasites called the monarchy, still insist it to be so.
But let me tell you of an alternative, personal version to the official glorification of that episode of tribal blood-letting.
Back in 1982, I was living in south Oxfordshire, the heart of Tory-land, out-of-work together with the rest of Thatcher's marginalized millions, scraping a living out of a mixture of substitute teaching and government welfare, fathering a child and two step-children and campaigning daily against the Reagan/Thatcher Arms Race and the Cruise missiles at Greenham Common.
Then suddenly came the Falklands/Malvinas crisis. Instead of dealing with it peacefully through the United Nations, as she could have done, Thatcher decided to live out her pretensions of being a latter-day Boadicea, offering the blood-sacrifice of British youth in yet another opportunist war ('yet another' because it was a repeat of how the Falklands were originally seized).
Hurriedly, I photocopied a batch of hand-bills which had written across them, Ceasefire Now!, drove across town and plastered them wherever I could. On inspection twenty-four hours later, I discovered them all to have been torn down. Such was the fever of jingoism that had infected every little market-town through Her Satanic Majesty's land. So, determined not to be outdone, I printed double the number of hand-bills and, this time, stuck them with a much stronger glue. The next day, with satisfaction, I noted that many of the posters were still up. But such was the frenzied anger of our local patriots, you could see where they had attempted to scratch down the offending posters, leaving behind a trail of claw-marks.
To make it worse, I developed the measles and had to be put in quarantine in the living room next to the TV. So I had very little else to do but to watch the entire playing out of the Falklands war-movie from start to finish. Every time a British battle-ship was sunk by the Argentinos, I cheered traitorously, "teach the British colonialists a lesson!" Later on, I discovered that I was not alone. Many other Brits opposing Thatcher's war had done the same.
One interesting aspect of the media show which accompanied the adventure in the South Atlantic was the manner in which the War Office (aka Ministry of Defence) censored all TV reports by running a thick cable from the TV cameras to caravans installed outside Downing Street where all reports would be monitored and adjusted to Government requirements. Now called 'embedding' that process of censorship and government-sanctioned propaganda has been developed to a fine art both in Britain and the USA.
Sadly, Thatcher won and by doing so condemned her subjects to 15 more years of penal servitude. A great victory march was organized in Portsmouth and the patriots gave themselves to an orgy of chauvinism, booze and self-degradation. One of the memories of that celebration of pomp and circumstance were the numbers of one-legged war-wounded. How sad, these sheep who, over and over ad nauseam so easily go to their slaughter!
My other memories of that war are of the the young lad from a school in which I taught who had been sent out, fresh from training to fight, never to return. I felt the paternal feeling one develops, as a teacher, for one's charges and, from that time onward harbour a cold contempt for all the Thatchers and the Blairs who turn our planet into a hell on earth.
THAT is the reality of pro patria mori.
This story now at Bellaciao and OpEdNews.com
Saturday, 16 June 2007
Global Research, May 29, 2007
ISIS Press Release, Harlan Girard
A weapon system that operates at the speed of light, that can kill, torture, enslave and escape detection
Electromagnetic weapons operate at the speed of light; they can kill, torture and enslave; but the public are largely unaware that they exist, because these weapons operate by stealth and leave no physical evidence. Electromagnetic weapons have been tested on human beings since 1976. By widely dispersing the involuntary human test-subjects, and vehemently attacking their credibility, it has been possible for the United States to proceed with these human experiments unhindered by discussions or criticisms, let alone opposition.
This ultimate weapon system is currently being deployed in Iraq. The US Air Force and the Marine Corps refer to it as “active denial technology”, as if it were used purely for defense, but it is not.
Friday, 15 June 2007
Blair government whistle-blower and ex-UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, has been victim to hack attacks on his blog recently.
"Latest update is that the attack is still ongoing and every time the server is brought back up, the attack brings it straight back down. As soon as the attack abates, the server will be back."
Is it anything to do with the fact an ex-UK Ambassador with a sense of old-fashioned integrity has dared to go public, as he has, to comment upon the insidiously corrupt nature of not only the Blair government but those in the establishment, incuding the MSM and the BBC, who back him?
Yet this is the reality: since the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the US, Britain and the rest of what is called the New World Order has been conducting a systematic program of genocide --or population reduction as it is euphemistically called-- with the use of one or another form of radioactivity.
Described as the Trojan Horse of nuclear war, depleted uranium is the weapon that keeps killing. The half-life of Uranium-238 is 4.5 billion years, the age of the earth. And, as Uranium-238 decays into daughter radioactive products, in four steps before turning into lead, it continues to release more radiation at each step. There is no way to turn it off, and there is no way to clean it up. It meets the US Government’s own definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
While the Washington neocons continue with their unrelenting campaign to get Bush to attack Iran, an attack which will invariably use nuclear fissile 'tactical' weapons with a yield of anything between one third to seven times that of Hiroshima-Nagasaki, a silent uranium war is being conducted by the US and Britain in Iraq and Afghanistan and by their proxy, Israel, in the Lebanon.
The conduct of secret nuclear wars since 1991, through the use of depleted uranium weaponry by the United States and Great Britain with their allies, has taken place in the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Lebanon. It has been carried out for the express purpose of destroying the public health and mutilating the genetic future of vast populations in oil rich and/or pipeline regions.
Silent because this is a war which is simply ignored by a compliant and complicit MSM. Having embedded themselves so deeply with the war criminals the MSM is just as much part of the genocide which is going on. Naturally, it doesn't like to be compared with Nazis but in the real world what its NWO masters are up to is something even worse than the Nazis perpetrated: permanent genocide through irradiating vast areas of the planet.
Depleted uranium is the ideal weapon to bring about the New World Order, which is global depopulation. In just a few years it has turned Planet Earth into a Death Star.
For populations that must continue to live in contaminated areas, the long-term effects are lingering illnesses and mutilation of their DNA. Widespread depleted uranium contamination of DNA in populations results in the potential mutilation of future generations. Mutations induced in the DNA of a single egg or sperm which form a fertilized egg are expressed and repeated in every cell of the developing organism, and defects are passed on to all future generations.
In a recent article, Leuren Meuret reveals how the planning of uranium wars was intended as an effective method of depopulation:
The blueprint for depleted uranium radioactive poison gas weaponry – dirty bombs, dirty missiles and dirty bullets – was contained in a declassified memorandum dated Oct. 30, 1943. It was addressed to Gen. Leslie Groves, who was head of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. effort to build atomic bombs in World War II.
The recommendation for development of depleted uranium as kinetic energy penetrators was never mentioned in the Groves memo. It was specifically for depopulation.
The Groves memo makes it clear that in 1943, U.S. scientists recommended using radioactive poison gas weapons in order to contaminate the air, water, soil, food, environment and the blood of exposed populations. The long-term contamination is permanent, since uranium-238 has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, making contaminated areas uninhabitable for eternity.
And more recently:
Depleted uranium poison gas weaponry, used on a regional scale, meets U.S. National Security Council goals as stated in the “Global 2000 Report: Vision of a Gloomy World” (1980). This report recommended that depopulation in third world countries was imperative to the U.S. government purpose of securing mineral and other strategic resources.
Global atmospheric pollution from depleted uranium particulates will result in massive depopulation on a global scale. By increasing death rates and decreasing birth rates globally, more than 2 billion people will be eliminated.
We are not simply talking about intention here. Uranium wars are being conducted secretly in Iraq and Afghanistan where DU-tipped bullets and shells are being widely used and DU bombs being dropped on the population. The evidence of what this causes is both plentiful and horrific. Yet it is being ignored by both governments and anti-war groups.
If ever there was proof that the wars conducted in our name are those of the Fourth Reich, well then, here it is. What is being perpetrated by our governments is nothing less than racist genocide. So get used to it: our leaders are mass-murdering Nazis and by letting them get away with it, we're no different to those Germans who pretended they didn't know about the concentration camps.
DEPLETED URANIUM: AN INVESTIGATION
DU expert Leuren Moret to address Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference on depleted uranium
Thursday, 14 June 2007
“The press and the broadcasters can also build up a certain viewpoint by a sustained campaign after which they can commission a public opinion poll to capture, by carefully phrased questions, public support for that position. They then use the poll to claim this to be 'public opinion', and so give bogus authenticity to the editorials which created the view in the first place. This is one more way in which the media are gradually ceasing to be an information service, and more and more are becoming openly propagandist in tone and content and getting ever more strident in language and emphasis.”
“All ruling groups know how important it is to see that their arguments for staying in power are regularly presented through the means of mass communication. Today it means influencing the mass media through its commentators or columnists who dominate the world of print, radio and TV. Those with power must be able to rely upon the media to construct a framework of conventional wisdom which supports the status quo by the selection of news and opinions either favourable to it, or only mildly critical. Therefore anyone who campaigns for freedom or civil liberty must start by studying how public opinion is influenced.”
“The British media largely reflect the view of the British establishment... Through the media, the establishment then goes on to identify all those who oppose [its] policies and resist job losses, wage cuts, educational or health economies, or rearmament, as militants, extremists or subversives, who represent a threat to law, order and freedom. This analysis, buttressed by endless news stories about rising levels of violence, falling moral standards and the risks of anarchy and chaos, is then used to justify tighter and tighter security at every level. We are told we need expanded and better paid military and police forces, and a bigger and more elaborate secret intelligence network able to maintain a comprehensive surveillance of all persons who are, or might be at some later stage, engaged in some activities that threaten our freedom.Through the British media the establishment makes out a picture of the situation confronting the British people designed to condition us all into accepting the policies that flow from its own one-sided analysis.”
"But when it comes to applying international law, we seem to find it politically inconvenient to pursue the law as it should be pursued."
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
This video was recorded during a press conference held by recently elected French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, during the G8 summit in June 2007. This is the translation of the video:
Reporter: "I would like to show you the beginning of the press conference held by French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, at the end of the summit. He'd just had lunch with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and it seems that he had more to drink than water."
Sarkozy: "Ladies and Gentlemen, I apologize for my lateness, due to the length (smiles) of the dialogue I just had with Mr Putin (smiles again, pause). How do you want to proceed, do I answer your questions? So have you got any questions? (smiles). Go ahead. Yes, yes. Well, um."
French TV did not release this video --this recording comes from a Belgian TV show. Sarkozy said many times during the campaign that drinking goes "against (his) lifestyle" and that he never drinks alcohol.
It seems that Putin knew how to get the better of the fool, Sarkozy. Someone should have warned him that's what happens when you binge with Russians!
Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Adm. Michael Mullen, Chief of Naval Operations.
Bush sacks top generals in preparation for an Iran attack
Before the end of his rogue presidency, Bush seems determined to attack Iran.
The evidence for that becomes clearer every day. Not only is there an ongoing military build-up in the Gulf area but, more ominously, he has now sacked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, who is known not only to oppose an attack on Iran but to be an opponent of the neocons' plan for a Long or Generational War.
If the Senate approves his nomination, Pace's replacement will be Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Mullen, who is much more in line with Bush and the PNAC neocons. At a recent address of US naval personnel in Pearl Harbour, Mullen stated that "The enemy now is basically evil and fundamentally hates everything we are -- the democratic principles for which we stand ... This war is going to go on for a long time. It's a generational war."
This is undiluted neocon talk: paranoia about hidden enemies justifying an endless war of imperialism, including the use of first-strike 'tactical' nuclear weapons, to subdue the rest of the world by military might and the doctrine of 'compellence,' the very same doctrine which is now forcing Russia to respond with the threat of deploying new nuclear weapons in a strategy of asymmetric warfare.
(Bush's Gift to the Military Industry: A New Cold War Arms Race with Russia)
By creating imaginary enemies, the will of the Military-Industrial Complex is served and a huge and increasing amount of US tax dollars channelled into the pockets of the arms producers.
When Pace goes, there may be a further shake-out of the Joint Chiefs to remove the other top brass who have reportedly opposed the Surge into Iran. I am afraid that may leave it all in the laps of Congress.
Either the Senate Democrats get their act together, block this appointment, AND get on with the overdue job of Impeachment, or we should be ready to start losing more American cities.
Blocking Mullen and Impeaching Bush may be the most important things we ever do.
Meanwhile, in what appears to be part of an orchestrated neocon campaign to press for an attack on Iran, arch-zionist Senator Joe Lieberman is again rattling his sabre by saying Bush must consider a military strike against Iran "because of Tehran's alleged involvement with Iraqi insurgents."
Lieberman said much of the action could probably be done by air, although he would leave the strategy to the generals in charge.
Pace says he refused to quit voluntarily
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Monday, 11 June 2007
The Real Danger behind US ABM Deployment in Eastern Europe
Recent disinformation by the western media about Russia starting a new Cold War not only masks the threat of a US Anti-Ballistic Missile shield deployment but, as always, projects the blame on the victim, Russia.
The US missile shield must be understood in the context of its geo-strategic nuclear deployment. Far from being defensive, its ultimate purpose is to obtain such an unassailable advantage over any other nuclear power as to be able to threaten any would-be opponent with nuclear extinction if it were not to comply with the wishes of the US.
This new form of nuclear strategy has been called 'compellence'. Remember the word because you won't hear it mentioned by the western MSM which has already tried to distract us from the real dangers behind the deployment of the US missile shield with matters which bear no relevance such as the Litvinenko affair and the inevitable Russian response to retaliate with its own missiles.
Professor Francis Boyle:
These European ABMs are an adjunct to the longstanding US policy of nuclear first strike against Russia, as explained in my book, The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence.
By means of a US first strike about 99%+ of Russian nuclear forces would be taken out. So Bush Jr. needs ABMs to take care of what remains. And in any event what really matters here is the perception. Namely, the United States Government believes that with the deployment of a facially successful first strike capability, they can move beyond deterrence and into "compellence."
In other words, with an apparent first strike capability, the USG can compel Russia to do its bidding during a crisis. The classic case in point here was the Cuban Missile Crisis where the Soviet Union knew the USG could strike first and get away with it. Hence they capitulated.
This has been analyzed ad nauseam in the professional literature. But especially by one of Harvard's premier warmongers in chief, Thomas Schelling, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics granted by the Bank of Sweden-- who developed the term "compellence" and distinguished it from "deterrence."
The USG is breaking out of a "deterrence" posture and moving into a "compellence" posture. Easier to rule the world that way. Henceforth the USG will be able to compel even nuclear-armed adversaries to do its bidding in a crisis or otherwise.
Deterrence strategy was abandoned over twenty years ago when the US upped the ante in its arms race by introducing new, microchip-controlled nuclear weapons, including the medium-range Cruise missile, and replacing the idea of deterrence with 'pre-emption' or first strike. It was no longer necessary to wait for the other side to attack first. Instead, you attack first if you think the other side is planning to attack you.
Any sane person can see the danger in a strategy that inevitably leads to paranoia. But when you add to it the fact that everything is handled, not by humans, but by computers a War Games doomsday scenario is what we are faced with.
What the US is now dumping is no longer deterrence. That was dumped over 20 years ago. What it's doing is to develop the second stage of First Strike by introducing an element, compellence, which will effectively coerce all its competitors, through terror, to do its bidding.
It was concerning this that Vladimir Putin warned the world at the Munich Conference last February:
I am convinced that we have reached that decisive moment when we must seriously think about the architecture of global security.
In Russia’s opinion, the militarisation of outer space could have unpredictable consequences for the international community, and provoke nothing less than the beginning of a nuclear era. And we have come forward more than once with initiatives designed to prevent the use of weapons in outer space.
And, in the context of the expansion of NATO into the old Warsaw Pact countries:
It turns out that NATO has put its frontline forces on our borders, and we continue to strictly fulfil the treaty obligations and do not react to these actions at all ... I think it is obvious that NATO expansion does not have any relation with the modernisation of the Alliance itself or with ensuring security in Europe. On the contrary, it represents a serious provocation that reduces the level of mutual trust.
And we have the right to ask: against whom is this expansion intended?
Remember, it is in the Czech Republic and Poland where the US now intends to install its ABM radar systems. The pattern of aggressive closing in on the USSR is clear for all to see.
Since September 11, the Bush administration has carried out an aggressive strategy to surround Russia with military bases, install missiles on its borders, topple allied regimes in Central Asia, and incite political upheaval in Moscow through US-backed “pro-democracy” groups. These openly hostile actions have convinced many Russian hard-liners that the administration is going forward with the neocon plan for “regime change” in Moscow and fragmentation of the Russian Federation. Putin’s testimony suggests that the hardliners are probably right.
Answering questions after his Munich speech, Putin warned the US that if it were to go ahead with a new arms race, including ABM deployment, Russia would respond asymmetrically.
So that everybody [should] understand that the anti-missile defence system is useless against Russia because we have certain weapons that easily overcome it. And we are proceeding in this direction. It is cheaper for us. And this is in no way directed against the United States themselves.
And, at the recent G8 Press Conference which the western MSM conspicuously didn't report:
We have learned from the Soviet Union’s experience and we will not be drawn into an arms race that anyone imposes on us. We will not respond symmetrically, we will respond with other methods and means that are no less effective. This is called an asymmetrical response. The United States are building a huge and costly missile defence system which will cost dozens and dozens of billions of dollars. We said: “no, we are not going to be pulled into this race. We will construct systems that will be much cheaper yet effective enough to overcome the missile defence system and therefore maintain the balance of power in the world.” And we are going to proceed this way in the future.
As the US and NATO seem to choose deliberately to ignore Putin's warnings and go ahead with an arms race they have now drawn the inevitable --and expected-- response of retaliation.
It is this background to the current new aggression of the USA and NATO that the western media hides by trying to distract attention with events which have no bearing on the real dangers of US geo-strategic nuclear deployment.
In the 'eighties, it was the late radical historian, Edward Thompson, and the European Nuclear Disarmament movement that campaigned against US First Strike strategy and who alerted the world to its danger. Now there is no Edward Thompson or an END. So it is up to the likes of we humble bloggers to demystify the MSM spin and let the truth be known.
Putin's Censored Press Conference: the Transcript you weren't supposed to see
Read it here
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