Thursday, May 17, 2012

"Sanctions That Bite?" - Obama's 'trustee' Turkey their Gold sales to Iranians skyrocket.





"Sanctions That Bite?" - Obama's 'trustee' Turkey their Gold sales to Iranians skyrocket.(HD).Turkish gold sales to Iran in March soared over 30 times and gold companies said Iranians were turning to gold for savings and possibly trade as Western sanctions tighten. Sanctions to force Iran to curb its nuclear program have targeted its energy and banking sectors and new measures from both the United States and European Union take effect in July, aimed at strangling Tehran’s foreign earnings. The sanctions have made neighboring Turkey an ever more important channel for the Islamic republic. Data from Turkey’s Statistics Institute yesterday showed gold exports to Iran rose to nine tons, worth $480 million, in March, from 286 kg a year earlier and compared to just 30 kg in February this year. They were the highest monthly exports to Iran since records started in 2010. Total gold exports were 11.1 tons in March. “It wouldn’t be wrong to say Iran chooses Turkey for gold imports because of embargoes,” said Gokhan Aksu, vice chairman of Istanbul Gold Refinery, one of Turkey’s biggest gold firms. “Iranians prefer jewels and precious stones to protect the value of their money and escape instability,” he told Reuters. Turkey’s trade with Iran is politically sensitive and one gold company official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said gold could also be in use for trade as sanctions made regular currency transactions harder.Hmmmm.....It's pretty obvious that Turkey is the 'Golden Goose' for Iranian business, the sanctions don't count for 'Obama trustee' Erdogan.Read the full story here.


Overnight Music Video - She Works Hard For The Money - Donna Summer (1948 - 2012).




New York — Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," "Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girl" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63.
Summer, real name LaDonna Adrian Gaines, was born in 1948 in Boston. She was raised on gospel music and became the soloist in her church choir by age 10. 
Her family released a statement, saying Summer died Thursday morning and that they "are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy." "Words truly can't express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time," the statement read.
She had been living in Englewood, Fla., with her husband Bruce Sudano.
Summer came to prominence just as disco was burgeoning, and came to define the era with a string of No. 1 hits and her beauty queen looks. Disco became as much defined by her sultry, sexual vocals -- her bedroom moans and sighs -- as the relentless, pulsing rhythms of the music itself. "Love to Love You Baby," with its erotic moans, was her first hit and one of the most scandalous songs of the polyester-and-platform-heel era. Unlike some other stars of disco who faded as the music became less popular, Summer was able to grow beyond it and later segued to a pop-rock sound.
She had one of her biggest hits in the 1980s with "She Works Hard For The Money," which became another anthem, this time for women's rights. Soon after, Summer became a born-again Christian and faced controversy when she was accused of making anti-gay comments in relation to the AIDS epidemic. Summer denied making the comments, but was the target of a boycott. Still, even as disco went out of fashion she remained a fixture in dance clubs, endlessly sampled and remixed into contemporary dance hits.
Another music Icon has left us. May she rest in peace.

Video - Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Barack Obama Has Done Nothing For Black Community, he was 'selected before he was elected' he's accountable for his first term.

Shocking video: Jews barred from Boca Raton synagogue because they oppose Obama.





Shocking video: Jews barred from Boca Raton synagogue because they oppose Obama.HT: IsraelMatzav.A Political Rabbi in Boca Raton works with the Obama Campaign to treat Jews like criminals.


BizPac Review reported on the contretemps that arose from the Jewish protesters ejection at the B’nai Torah event for Amb. Rice: Rabbi David Steinhardt, head of the B'nai Torah Congregation, had the highest of praise for the ambassador and commended her and the president for the administration’s relationship and cooperation with Israel. But not all the members of the Jewish community agree. The protesters came to quietly express their opposition to Rice’s message and left the auditorium without incident. But they were then asked to leave the entire congregation premises on the grounds that it was private property and they were not welcome. While the removal of the demonstrators was generally peaceful and uneventful, the situation became a little tense when a police officer asked protester Dmitry Levin for his identification. He was not inclined to provide it without an argument. Levin, a Russian native, accused the Obama administration of having communist and Marxist tendencies and said he sees the country going down the path of Russia. Missing from the group was the protest’s organizer, Alan Bergstein, a strong pro-Israel, anti-Obama activist, lecturer and writer. Bergstein said he arrived early and was greeted by event organizers, who locked the door and would not allow him access. Bergstein said he was told to leave and was then escorted out by law enforcement officers. “I was treated like a terrorist,” Bergstein said. “When I got to the doors, I heard someone say, ’That’s him,’ and another say, ‘Is that him?’” Bergstein said he is concerned that he and other Jewish activists who stand up to the administration will see more censorship like Thursday’s removal if Obama stays in office.
The former New Yorker said is certain that he is on a watch list and is outraged at how he was treated for conducting a peaceful protest Yesterday, a You Tube film was released about the handling of the protests at the B’nai Torah event for Amb. Rice. It chronicles how the synagogue had developed a black list for denial of entry of key Jewish activist protesters and laid on additional law enforcement to eject them from the premises. It also highlights the close association of Rabbi Steinhardt with the Obama Administration going back to the 2008 election campaign and Amb. Rice’s stands against Israel’s settlement policies at the UN.

Is Greece the First Domino Toward Widespread Banking Panic and Currency Controls?





Is Greece the First Domino Toward Widespread Banking Panic and Currency Controls?(AP).By Michael Snyder.Money is being pulled out of Greek banks at an alarming rate, and if something dramatic is not done quickly Greek banks are going to start dropping like flies. As I detailed yesterday, people do not want to be stuck with euros in Greek banks when Greece leaves the euro and converts back to the drachma.
The fear is that all existing euros in Greek banks would be converted over to drachmas which would then rapidly lose value after the transition. So right now euros are being pulled out of Greek banks at a staggering pace. According to MSNBC, Greeks withdrew $894 million from Greek banks on Monday alone and a similar amount was withdrawn on Tuesday. But this is just an acceleration of a trend that has been going on for a couple of years. It has been reported that approximately a third of all Greek bank deposits were withdrawn between January 2010 and March 2012.
So where has all of the cash for these withdrawals been coming from? Well, the European Central Bank has been providing liquidity for Greek banks, but on Tuesday it was reported that the ECB is going to stop providing liquidity to some Greek banks. It was not announced which Greek banks are being cut off. For now, the Greek Central Bank will continue to provide euros to those banks, but the Greek Central Bank will not be able to funnel euros into insolvent banks indefinitely. This is a major move by the European Central Bank, and it is going to shake confidence in the Greek banking system even more.
There are already rumors that the Greek government is considering placing limits on bank withdrawals, and many Greeks will be tempted to go grab their money while they still can.Once strict currency controls are put in place, the population is likely to respond very angrily. If people can't get their money there is no telling what they might do.
We are reaching a critical moment. Many fear that a full-blown "bank panic" could happen at any time. The following is from a recent Forbes article....
The pressing problem isn't a splintered legislature that may balk at delivering the reforms that the IMF and European Community are demanding in exchange for the next tranche of bailout money. It's a disastrous, old-fashioned run-on-the bank. 'For a year, Greeks have been sending their savings from Greek banks to foreign banks,' says Robert Aliber, retired professor of international economics from the University of Chicago. 'Now, the flood has reached a crescendo.' Indeed on Monday alone, outflows from the Greek banks reached almost $900 million.
These banks would have collapsed already if not for the support of the European Central Bank and the Greek Central Bank. This was described in a recent blog post by Paul Krugman of the New York Times....
But where are the euros coming from? Basically, banks are borrowing them from the Greek central bank, which in turn must borrow them from the European Central Bank. The question then becomes how far the ECB is willing to go here; is it willing, in effect, to lend enough money to buy up the entire balance sheet of the Greek banking sector, given the likelihood that this sector will be left insolvent by Greek default?Yet if the ECB says no more, Greek banks stop operating — and it’s hard to see how they can be restored to operation except by ditching the euro and using something else.

That is why the announcement on Tuesday was so dramatic. The ECB is starting to pull back and that is a very bad sign for the Greek banking system.
For the moment, the Greek Central Bank is continuing to support the Greek banks that the European Central Bank is no longer providing liquidity for. A Reuters article explained how this works....
The ECB only conducts its refinancing operations with solvent banks. Banks which fail to meet strict ECB rules but are deemed solvent by the national central bank (NCB) concerned can nonetheless go to their NCB for emergency liquidity assistance (ELA).
But this emergency liquidity assistance is not intended to be a long-term solution as a recent Wall Street Journal article noted....
The ECB's emergency-lending facility isn't intended as a long-term fix. National central banks must get approval each month that they want to let their banks access the facility from the ECB's governing council, which can veto use of the program.
If Greece installs an antibailout government that reneges on its austerity promises, it would almost certainly be cut off from ECB funding.
The truth is that we are heading for a financial tragedy in Greece. If the flow of money out of Greek banks intensifies, the Greek banking system might not even be able to make it to the next election in June. This point was underscored in an article that was published on Tuesday that was authored by renowned financial journalist Ambrose Evans-Pritchard....
Steen Jakobsen from Danske Bank said outflows are becoming unstoppable, not helped by open talk in EU circles of 'technical' plans for Greek withdrawal.
'This has a self-fulfilling prophecy built into it and I don’t think we can get to June. The fuse is burning and the only two options now are a controlled explosion where Germany steps in to ensure an orderly exit, or an uncontrolled explosion,' he said.
So what should we expect to see next?

Well, James Carney of CNBC says that he believes that it is inevitable that Greece is going to have to implement currency controls in order to slow the bleeding....
It looks increasingly likely that Greece will have to implement controls to prevent capital flight and a banking collapse. To my mind, the only real question is when this will occur.
The widespread talk about Greece possibly leaving the euro zone is likely to trigger withdrawal of bank deposits and other financial assets, by those who fear they might be redenominated into a drachma that would be worth far less than the euro.
The Greek government may soon announce a limit on the amount of money that can be withdrawn on a single day.The Greek government may also soon announce a limit on the amount of money that can be moved out of the country.
Those would be dramatic steps to take, but if nothing is done we are likely to watch the Greek banking system die right in front of our eyes.

A Greek exit from the euro seems more likely with each passing day. Such an exit would have a devastating impact on the Greek economy, but it would also dramatically affect the rest of the globe as well. The following is from a recent article by Louise Armitstead....
The Institute of International Finance has estimated that the global cost of a Greek exit could hit €1trillion. When Argentina defaulted in 2001, foreign debtors lost around 70pc of their investments.
That is a big hit for such a little country.So what would it cost the globe if Spain or Italy left the eurozone?That is something to think about.

Meanwhile, the United States continues to steamroll down the same road that Greece has gone. According to the Republican Senate Budget Committee, the U.S. government is currently spending more money per person than Greece, Portugal, Italy or Spain does.We are spending ourselves into oblivion, and we are heading for a national financial disaster.

Unfortunately, most Americans are totally oblivious to all of this.
Instead of getting educated about the horrific financial crisis heading our way, most Americans would rather read about why Jennifer Lopez is leaving American Idol.

But those who are listening to the warnings will be prepared when the storm hits.Things in Europe look really, really bad.You better get prepared while you still can.Read the full story here.

The Case for AG Holder Contempt over Fast and Furious.





The Case for AG Holder Contempt over Fast and Furious.(OversightGov).House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has distributed a staff briefing paper and draft of the contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder to Members of the Oversight Committee. The briefing paper explains what happened in Operation Fast and Furious, the hardships faced by the family of fallen Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in getting truthful answers about his death, how agents who blew the whistle on the reckless operation have faced retaliation, and the carnage in Mexico that Fast and Furious has helped fuel.This briefing paper and draft contempt report explains the case, to both Members of the Committee and the American people, for holding Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress,” said Issa. “In describing the results of the Justice Department’s refusal to cooperate – including the hardships the family of a fallen Border Patrol agent have faced in seeking the truth, and retaliation against agents who blew the whistle on gunwalking – this briefing paper provides the facts, on which decisions will be made.

Key Goals of Investigation Expose the full scope of Fast and Furious.

Deliver the Fast and Furious facts to the American people.

Eliminate the program's dangerous investigative techniques.

Discover who is responsible for starting Fast and Furious.

Discover who is responsible for implementing Fast and Furious.

Discover which high-level government officials knew about Fast and Furious.

Discover which high-level government officials approved Fast and Furious.

Expose high-level government officials who failed to stop Fast and Furious.

Hold accountable those responsible for Fast and Furious.

Protect taxpayers' rights to Congressional oversight of the Executive Branch.Read the full story here.

Video - 12-year-old Victoria Grant of Cambridge, Ont., financial pundit Spells Out the Fraud That Banks are Committing Against the People.







12-year-old Victoria Grant of Cambridge, Ont., financial pundit Spells Out the Fraud That Banks are Committing Against the People.(CTV).TORONTO — Canada's banking system has been the subject of international praise from economists grappling with global turmoil, but one 12-year-old girl begs to differ. Victoria Grant of Cambridge, Ont. is earning a reputation as a financial pundit after her tirade against her homeland's borrowing practices went viral on YouTube. Grant is already a veteran of the financial lecture circuit, but her appearance on April 27 is garnering unusual attention. A video of her address, shot at the Public Banking in America Conference in Philadelphia, has already attracted nearly 65,000 views since being posted a week ago. For six minutes, the casually clad youngster holds forth to conference attendees on the reasons why so many of the world's countries are facing staggering debt. Her well-rehearsed speech, delivered in a clear, youthful voice, takes aim at Canada's modern day financial system and champions a greater role for the country's central bank. "The banks and the government have colluded to financially enslave the people of Canada," she says.Read and see the full story here.

Video - CAIR-NY President Zead Ramadan: Anti-Muslim Rhetoric in the US Echoes Nazi Rhetoric against the Jews.









Following are excerpts from an interview with Zead Ramadan, President of CAIR-NY, which aired on Press TV on May 13, 2012.




Zead Ramadan: I think that the United States and Americans need to realize that we have extremist elements in America, who are not Muslim, and who believe that America should only be one color, one way of living, and that is not what America is all about. America has invited immigrants from around the world to build its country, over its history.

[…]

Whenever you think that America, the “land of the free,” is going to grow up and go beyond it [bigotry], more intolerant, extremist voices come out. It seems that they come out in times of elections, because some groups think that they can get large groups of religious followers to side with them if they say negative things about other people. The easiest target… the minority… The easiest target has been the Muslim people.

In Nazi Germany, they targeted the minority, the Jewish minority, and unfortunately, it went from only philosophy, to rhetoric, to action. That is not where we want to go in America.

I don’t think we will ever get there, but I don’t think we should allow the road to continue to be built towards that direction, because the comments that are being made against Muslims are very eerily echoing the comments that were made against Jews by Nazis. A lot of people say they want Muslims to be taken out of the country, that they should have different citizenship status, and all of this stuff is an insult to the Constitution of the US.

[…]

What we are seeing is that attacks on Muslims are on the rise again because there is an election season. Every time there is an election cycle, some people, like Newt Gingrich, Santorum, and even Mitt Romney, had made very negative comments about Muslims. That makes people think: If someone who is running for president could make negative comments, and he is spreading negative rhetoric about Muslims… Then that must embolden them to act negatively towards Muslims, and increase their sense of prejudice, and instead of just having it in their heads, they put it on their hands. I think this is very dangerous. Source: Memri.

Video - Former PA Mufti Sheik Ikrima Sabri: Jerusalem Is Not Holy for the Jews




Following are excerpts from an interview with former PA Mufti Sheik Ikrima Sabri, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on May 11, 2012:

Interviewer: Do you agree that in Jerusalem, there are places that are holy to the Muslims, the Jews and the Christians? 

Ikrima Sabri: No, not to the Jews. I didn't say to the Jews. Omar Ibn Al-Khattab didn't find any synagogues of the Jews. There weren't any.

Interviewer: So in your opinion, today there are no places whatsoever in Jerusalem that are holy to the Jews? 

Ikrima Sabri: No, none. They build new synagogues, but there are no archaeological remains [pertaining to the Jews]. For many years, they have been digging for archaeological remains, but they haven't found anything. How can we acknowledge something when they themselves admit that they have found nothing?

Interviewer: It was PA President Mahmoud Abbas who called upon the Arabs and Muslims to visit Jerusalem, in order to emphasize its Arab nature and to support its Arabs, wasn't it?

Ikrima Sabri: I ask you to stop. That's enough.

Interviewer: But I'm asking you whether he said this.

Ikrima Sabri: I don't want [to answer].

Interviewer: Fine.

Ikrima Sabri: Mufti [of Egypt] Ali Gum'a said that his visit… I'm moving on to another subject. He said that his visit was held after arrangements were made by the Jordanian authorities, right?
Go ahead, Sheik Ikrima.

Ikrima Sabri: My dear brother, I'm expressing my own view, and I have nothing to do with other people or countries. I already answered your question, and you posed it differently. I say to you: Nobody should enter Jerusalem on an Israeli visa or through security coordination with Israel. That's my answer to you. Source : Memri.

US Senate Republicans block Iran sanctions vote, Democratic Leader Harry Reid"I feel I've been jerked around,".





US Senate Republicans block Iran sanctions vote,  Democratic Leader Harry Reid "I feel I've been jerked around,".(JPost). WASHINGTON - US Senate Republicans blocked new economic sanctions on Iran's oil sector on Thursday, saying they needed more time to study revisions, a surprise move that drew anger from Senate Democrats who had expected unanimous approval ahead of Iran talks on May 23. "I feel I've been jerked around," Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on the Senate floor after the Republican objection.But Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said his staff did not receive a draft of the bill until late on Wednesday night, and needed more time to make sure it was as strong as possible. "There is no reason in the world why we can't resolve whatever differences we have and move forward," McConnell said. "We certainly don't want to take a step backward, and there are members on my side of the aisle who are concerned that the way the measure is currently crafted could actually be a step in the wrong direction," McConnell said. The new bill would build on penalties signed into law by President Barack Obama in December that threatened sanctions against any foreign institutions trading with Iran's central bank.Democrats wanted to pass the proposed penalties ahead of talks between world powers and Iran next week, and had support from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a powerful pro-Israel lobby group. But Republicans sought a stronger statement in the bill that the use of US military force was an option. "These sanctions are great. I hope they will change Iranian behavior. They haven't yet, and I don't think they ever will," said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. "I want more on the table," Graham said.Read the full story here.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Dr. Ghozlan Sees No Obstacle to Appointing Copt or Woman Vice-President of Egypt.





The Muslim Brotherhood’s Dr. Ghozlan Sees No Obstacle to Appointing Copt or Woman Vice-President of Egypt.(IW).During an interview on the Annas Egyptian satellite TV channel, on Wednesday evening, Dr. Mohamed Ghozlan, media spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood and member of the Guidance Bureau, said that there is no problem in having a woman or a Coptic Vice-President. "Despite the ferocity and viciousness of the deliberate, scurrilous attack against the Brotherhood and Dr. Morsi, we did not respond in kind, because ours is a movement and a course of action based on good morals in dealings with people. "The Muslim Brotherhood is an institutional organization, constantly committed to the principle of Shura (consultation)." Further, Dr. Ghozlan explained that Nahda project offered by the presidential candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood and its political wing the Freedom and Justice party, Dr. Morsi, has been in the making since 1984. Nahda project is a comprehensive program of real renaissance and revitalization of the whole country. Covering all areas and fields of specialization, the project enlisted the help of hundreds of experts, specialized national centers and university professors. While some of those experts and scholars were members of the Muslim Brotherhood, some certainly were not. The project has been constantly researched and modified, taking the advice of relevant specialists and experts.Hmmmm......The road to Hell is paved with empty promises.Read the full story here.

Turkish army denies US report on Uludere intel.Flashback 31 th Dec 2011.MFS: "Once again i ask "Was it a US Spydrone or a Turkish Spydrone that gave the go Ahead info?





Turkish army denies US report on Uludere intel.Flashback 31 th Dec 2011.MFS: "Once again i ask "Was it a US Spydrone or a Turkish Spydrone that gave the go Ahead info?(HD).The Turkish army today denied media reports that the intelligence that led to the bombing of 34 civilians was received from United States’ drones, repeating that images of the smugglers’ caravan were taken by Turkish military’s unarmed aerial vehicles. “The report does not reflect the reality,” the Chief of General Staff said in a short written statement posted on its website late yesterday. It also added that detailed information about the incident has been sent to necessary institutions. The military’s statement came after a nearly two hour-long meeting between Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. A Wall Street Journal report on May 16 suggested that the initial intelligence about a crowded group’s mobility from northern Iraq to Turkey was taken by a U.S. drone and suggested that Turkish officers did not accept U.S. offers to provide better images from the Predator. The army’s statement did not mention this claim. The government and the military came under renewed pressure to explain how the botched air raid at Uludere unfolded following the report, with the opposition parties harshly criticizing the government for lying. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said the report was not officially confirmed. “Judicial and administrative investigations are going on. The investigations will provide the ultimate answer to the questions,” he said. Both the military and the a specially authorized prosecutor launched separate probes into the incident only a few days after the attack took place on Dec. 28, but no results have yet been made public. The office of the Diyarbakır-based specially authorized prosecutor, in the meantime, said the newspaper’s report would not change the course of the investigation, which could seek further information from the military upon the evaluation of documents provided by the army. Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), which has long claimed that intelligence coming from foreign sources prompted the raid, accused Prime Minister Erdoğan of “lying” and urged him to publicly apologize. CHP deputy chair Birgül Ayman Güler recalled that Erdoğan had insisted the intelligence for the strike came from national sources. “There is a prime minister who deceives people. He must correct his lie by apologizing,” she said.Flashback : 31 th Dec 2011.MFS - The Other news: "Once again i ask "Was it a US Spydrone or a Turkish Spydrone that gave the go Ahead info?"If so then it was on OBAMA his Watch!Will he take 'credit' for it like for Osama Bin Laden?34 Kurdish civilians were killed as a result of this info.Read the full story here and here.Update More here




US, Saudi Arabia plan to destroy Syria: Report.





US, Saudi Arabia plan to destroy Syria: Report.(PressTV).The United States and Saudi Arabia have devised a new plan to destroy Syria after they did not reach their goals by creating unrest in the country for more than one year, Press TV reports. According to the report, after the failure of all efforts to topple the Syrian regime, Washington and Riyadh are devising a new plan. The plan has two goals, firstly to show that no peace will take place in Syria without the US consent, and secondly to tire out the Syrian government’s supporters to give their backing for the administration.
The US and Saudi Arabia have reached the conclusion that the Syrian army cannot be divided and that incumbent President Bashar Assad is in full control of the military. They also know the Syrian security has good control over the entire country even areas where the opposition sways influence. Meanwhile, the report added, although the Syrian economy has weakened, because of the conflicts, it is rapidly recovering. The US has organized several committees in order to implement the new plot in Syria, which include political, military, and security committees. The political committee comprises US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as supervisor; Derek Chollet, as the executive manager; former US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford; Fredrick Hoff as a member, and Jeffrey Feltman as the coordinator. Feltman, according to the report, also controls another political group whose members include Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim. Feltman also oversees a Doha-based office for special security coordination in Syria. Its members include intelligence agencies of such countries as the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, NATO, and Libya. Former Saudi Ambassador to the US Bandar bin Sultan shares his experience in Syria with the group and Feltman reviews the gathered information. The military committee includes Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, as the head, as well as Major General Charles Cleveland, and General Frank Gibb. This group works with other groups, but has the final say on logistic aid to Syrian rebels, including volume of logistic aid and the kind of intelligence which should be provided to the Syrian opposition groups.
The security committee includes the representatives of 7-10 American intelligence agencies as well as US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency General David Petraeus. There are several branches in the security committee whose mission is to draw up security plots and report on the situation in Syria to the head of the committee in addition to preparing reports on the US security strategy on the situation in Syria. The main goals of that strategy include forcing Syria into submission to the US policies and preventing the Russians from securing a permanent foothold in Syria. Other goals include breaking up Iran-Syria alliance by making the Syrian government take sides with the US instead of Iran or Russia, intensifying the psychological and propaganda war by the US as well as its regional and international allies, transferring democracy to Syria without confronting with the country or risking Israel’s natal security, and cutting Tehran’s connection with Syria and the Lebanese Hezbollah.
The plan will be implemented by direct military operations of voluntary battalions operating across Syria’s borders with neighboring countries and regions including Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Golan, Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as Iraq’s nomadic regions. Launching guerilla warfare in the Syrian cities, special operations in areas under the control of the Syrian government (including bomb attacks), popular activities combined with paramilitary operations, and psychological war against Syria’s military and intelligence forces and people are other stages of the executive phase of the plan.
The report noted that Saudi intelligence has reached an agreement with US and Israeli security companies based in Geneva to increase armed conflicts in Syria without engaging other countries. The conflicts will be led by retired military and intelligence experts that are theoretically in agreement with al-Qaeda. Meanwhile, the Americans are going to create small protected areas in Lebanon and use them as military training camps. These camps will be established by the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey to be used by al-Qaeda and the Syrian opposition. Some parts of Iraq, especially in Anbar Province and the Kurdistan region, which is ruled by Massoud Barzani, have been chosen for the purpose because Barzani is closely working with Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad. Saudi Arabia will, in the meantime, work on Syria’s big nomadic tribes most of which live around the city of Deir ez-Zor and in the Syrian Desert which extends up to Homs. The Lebanese government is also under pressure from Feltman’s assistant, Elizabeth Dale, to release 238 Wahhabi militants who used to be members of such rebels groups as Fathul Islam and Jund al-Sham. Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011 and more than 6,000 police forces, army troops, security forces and pro-government people have been killed in the unrest.Hmmmm......The same Al-Qaida fighters who were used in Lybia against Ghadaffi?What's their relationship with Barack HUSSEIN Obama?Read the full story here.

Controversial Islamic school (Madrassa) ordered out of Toronto public school.

  Chief Imam of the Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto, the EEM school's parent organization


Controversial Islamic school (Madrassa) ordered out of Toronto public school.(CP24).The Toronto District School Board has forbidden a controversial Islamic school from operating out of one of its properties. The board revoked the permit for the East End Madrassah, a Sunday school for Muslim children, citing an ongoing police investigation into alleged anti-Semitic course material. East End Madrassah came under fire earlier this month after Jewish groups objected to material posted on its website. A curriculum document compared Judaism with Nazism and said that "treacherous jews" had killed Islam's Prophet. TDSB spokeswoman Shari Schwartz-Maltz says East End Madrassah will have to find a new meeting place until the police investigation is complete, adding the board has also requested a meeting with school officials to ensure their teachings are in line with the board's policies. Schwartz-Maltz says East End Madrassah complied willingly and was quick to apologize for the controversy. "We've had a relationship with the organization for about 30 years, and in that 30 years we've had no complaints whatsoever," she said. Jewish groups praised the board's decision, calling it an excellent first step.David Spiro, Toronto co-chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, said he hopes the TDSB will eventually sever all ties with the school. "Given the presence of anti-Semitic passages in the curriculum, and the dubious activism of its religious leadership, it is clear that the Madrassah has disqualified itself as a partner with the School Board on any level," Spiro said in a statement.Police have announced they are probing an official complaint against Madrassah filed by the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, which initially discovered the contentious curriculum content. Ontario Premier DaltonMcGuinty threw his support behind the investigation, saying there was no room for hatred or intolerance in the province's schools.Read the full story here.

'Some in Turkey think themselves very smart,' al-Assad says .





'Some in Turkey think themselves very smart,' al-Assad says.(HD).Syrian President Bashar al-Assad evaluated the Turkish government's policy towards his country as "the dreams of some people who think they are very smart," in an interview with Russian state broadcaster Russia 24. Al-Assad said no good would come to Turkey from the policy the country was currently following. "We have no contact with the Turkish government, but we did not cut dialogue with other political circles in the country," al-Assad said, hinting at an ongoing dialogue with parties other than Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). "Our opinion about the realities in Syria coincides with these circles. These politicians are aware of the danger. They are aware of the risk that the negative incidents in Syria will manifest as chaos and terror in Turkey in the future." Al-Assad said some politicians in Turkey were "carried away by dreams." He said "there are those among them who think themselves to be very smart. You may be very smart, you may be using a state-of-the-art computer, but your efforts will be in vain if you try to run an obsolete program on it."Read the full story here.

UNESCO pushes for international anti-LGBT bullying legislation.



UNESCO pushes for international anti-LGBT bullying legislation.(BM).The United Nations Education group UNESCO met on May 16, ahead of IDAHOT on Thursday, to discuss how to effectively combat anti-LGBT bullying across the globe.
A meeting on Effective Policy and Practice to Address Homophobic Bullying in Educational Institutions is set to take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Wednesday, the eve of International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia.
The UNESCO meeting will mark the launch of the Good Policy and Practice in HIV and Health Education guide, a Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Bullying (GPP8) guide, and what is being called the “IDAHO Lesson Plan.”
The meeting will feature UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information and other key speakers including Louis-George Tin, founder of IDAHO and President of the IDAHO Committee, as well as Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education.
During the meeting there will be a series of discussions aimed at tackling a variety of issues, including:
  • The nature and scale of homophobic bullying in educational institutions across memberstates;
  • Effective approaches and ways to begin tackling homophobic bullying;
  • How to develop and enforce policies on homophobic bullying;
  • Providing examples of services for victims of bullying, bullies and bystanders;
  • Highlighting examples of successful outreach programs that, in cooperation with groups like LGBT education charities, can help to combat anti-LGBT bullying.
The round-table discussions will also place a focus on designing curricula and teaching methods that can tackle bullying, and anti-LGBT bullying in particular, as well as highlighting crucial teacher training and support.
As part of this, UNESCO will also launch the IDAHO Lesson Plan. This will be a collection of four activities “for educators to use with primary and secondary level learners to create safer learning environments, address discrimination and encourage respect and tolerance between and amongst learners.”
A variety of educational experts will be at the meeting in order to discuss how this lesson plan might be adapted to meet the particular needs of individual schools.
According to UNESCO, this meeting follows a consultation convened by UNESCO in Rio de Janeiro in December 2011, which was the United Nations’ first-ever international consultation to address homophobia in educational institutions.
The meeting brought together teaching experts and UN agency officials, NGOs and heads of academia from more than 25 countries. The consultation, for the first time, exposed the breadth of the anti-LGBT bullying problem across the world and therein began the process of enabling experts to form good practice policies and intervention strategies to try and address the situation.
This follows Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon calling anti-LGBT laws and homophobia and transphobia in general “a moral outrage, a grave violation of human rights,” whereby he urged countries to “take the necessary measures to protect people – all people – from violence and discrimination, including on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.”Hmmmm.........I presume all the Islamic Members of the UNESCO were Applauding the innitiative. Read the full story here.

German Association of Family Businesses urges Bundestag to vote against ESM treaty; Geert Wilders to sue the Dutch state over ESM treaty ratification



German Association of Family Businesses urges Bundestag to vote against ESM treaty; Geert Wilders to sue the Dutch state over ESM treaty ratification.(OEB). SPD parliamentary leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier has described German government plans to ratify both the fiscal treaty and the ESM treaty – establishing the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund - later this month as “completely unrealistic”. Meanwhile, Handelsblatt reports that the German Association of Family Businesses has urged the Bundestag not to ratify the ESM treaty. Separately, the Dutch parliament has pushed back the debate on the treaty establishing the ESM until next week, as opposed to September as some MPs had demanded. Far-right leader Geert Wilders has said that he will sue the Dutch state, in a bid to get an injunction preventing parliamentary approval of the ESM treaty. On Dutch blog De Dagelijkse Standaard, Open Europe’s Pieter Cleppe looks at the implications of the ESM on the Netherlands noting that “the Dutch Court of Auditors has already stated that budgetary control on the ESM is insufficient.”Source

Video: Armed MQ-1 Predator drone quietly flying at low altitude 40 miles from Chicago - Elgin, Illinois.







Video: Armed MQ-1 Predator drone quietly flying at low altitude 40 miles from Chicago - Elgin, Illinois. Filmed in Elgin, Illinois about 40 miles from Chicago, the following video (uploaded to Youtube on May 13) shows what seems to be an MQ-1 Predator drone. Armed with AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles. Noteworthy the drone is flying quite low (maybe to remain in visual contact with the ground below the clouds). Even if someone believes the video is not genuine, the robot could be involved in a surveillance mission in anticipation of NATO meeting that will be held in Chicago on May 20 – 21. Although not even comparable with what we have seen in London for next summer’s Olympic Games security, an armed drone over the U.S. territory is at least an uncommon sight.Hmmm..........The 'Obama fist' in the sky?Makes you wonder Who and When will the First American be talen out on U.S. Soil?Source : TheAvionist.

Update: In the Comment section 'Tom' mentions that the video is a fake.

This is the original image used to fake the video.

 http://wemeantwell.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/state-drone.jpg

 http://thehoaxkiller.com/forum/index.php?topic=102.0

Arizona Official to Hawaii: Verify Obama's Birth Certificate, Threatens Obama's Ballot Access.







Arizona Official to Hawaii: Verify Obama's Birth Certificate, Threatens Obama's Ballot Access.(BR).Eligibility dispute elevated to formal inquiry from state elections office.A state official in Arizona has asked Hawaii for verification of the information on Barack Obama’s birth certificate, the document that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s special investigative team has concluded may be a forgery.

Members of the Surprise, Ariz., Tea Party, who petitioned Arpaio to investigate Obama’s eligibility, say they are awaiting word from the state secretary of state regarding whether Obama’s name will be on the 2012 presidential ballot in Arizona.

Secretary of State Ken Bennett had promised to ask Hawaii officials for verification of Obama’s documentation, vowing that if answers are not forthcoming, Obama’s name will not be on the ballot.

The assurance came in an email to various constituents in Arizona who had contacted Bennett’s office expressing concern that the name of an ineligible candidate would be presented to voters in November.Sign the petition now to show members of Congress just how many Americans demand constitutional integrity.

“Because of the importance and profile of the president’s case, and at the request of many constituents, I have gone the extra step of asking the state of Hawaii to verify the facts contained in his birth certificate,” Bennett wrote in response to concerns last month. “Hawaii is bound by their own statutes to provide such verifications to other state officials in their official duties.

“With all due respect, the [Arpaio] investigation has not proven anything other than raised probable cause that the birth certificate posted on the White House website ‘may be’ a forgery. The next lawful step would be for the sheriff’s office to turn their findings over to the county attorney for prosecution,” he continued. “Evidence would be brought on both sides and a judge should issue a decision.

Whether or not that happens, if Hawaii can’t or won’t provide verification of the president’s birth certificate, I will not put his name on the ballot,” he wrote.

“I can tell from the tone and language of your letters that the only acceptable outcome for you is that his name not be on the ballot, period. That may be what happens, but under my watch, it won’t happen based on opinions, petitions, probability or pledges to support or oppose me in the 2014 governor’s race. My oath of office is to uphold the Constitution and laws of our state and country, and I’m going to do that by following the law,” he said.Read the full story here.

GOP Probe Uncovers Secret Deal Between Obama And Drug Cos.





GOP Probe Uncovers Secret Deal Between Obama And Drug Cos.(WE).Three years ago, President Obama cut a secret deal with pharmaceutical company lobbyists to secure the industry’s support for his national health care law. Despite Obama’s promises during his campaign to run a transparent administration, the deal has been shrouded in mystery ever since. But internal emails obtained by House Republicans now provide evidence that a deal was struck and GOP investigators are promising to release more details in the coming weeks. 
What…..?” White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, who is now Obama’s campaign manager, complained to a lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) in January 15, 2010 email. “This wasn’t part of our deal.”
This reference to “our deal” came two months before the final passage of Obamacare in an email with the subject line, “FW: TAUZIN EMAIL.” At the time, Billy Tauzin was president and CEO of PhRMA.
The email was uncovered as part of investigation into Obama’s closed-door health care negotiations launched by the House Energy and Commerce committee’s oversight panel. “In the coming weeks the Committee intends to show what the White House agreed to do as part of its deal with the pharmaceutical industry and how the full details of this agreement were kept from both the public and the House of Representatives,” the committee’s Republican members wrote in a memo today.
On June 20, 2009, Obama released a terse 296-word statement announcing a deal between pharmaceutical companies and the Senate that didn’t mention any involvement by the White House. “The investigation has determined that the White House, primarily through Office of Health Reform Director Nancy Ann DeParle and Messina, with involvement from Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, was actively engaged in these negotiations while the role of Congress was limited,” the committee members wrote. “For example, three days before the June 20 statement, the head of PhRMA promised Messina, ‘we will deliver a final yes to you by morning.’ Meanwhile, Ms. DeParle all but confirmed that half of the Legislative Branch was shut out in an email to a PhRMA representative: ‘I think we should have included the House in the discussions, but maybe we never would have gotten anywhere if we had.’”Read the full memo here.Hmmmm.........When Mr. Obama says, "Everyone plays by the same set of rules," it means they conform to his rules. The most transparent administration Evah!Read the full story here.

"You Know How Bad Sharia Is" when: Kuwait’s ruler blocks parliament’s proposal to make all laws comply with Sharia.





"You Know How Bad Sharia Is" when: Kuwait’s ruler blocks parliament’s proposal to make all laws comply with Sharia.(AA).Kuwait’s ruler has blocked a proposal by 31 of the 50 elected members of parliament to amend the constitution to make all legislation in the Gulf Arab state comply with Islamic law, an MP said on Thursday. The approval of Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Saba, is needed for any constitutional change. “His highness the emir is not in favor,” said Mohammad al-Dallal, an Islamist MP and legal expert.
The proposal was put forward by the Islamic Justice Bloc and signed by 31 lawmakers, he said. Political parties are banned in Kuwait so MPs have to rely on forming blocs in parliament. The 15-member cabinet selected by the prime minister can also vote in parliament. “We must think again about convincing the emir or submitting it again in another format,” Dallal said. “Our society is a conservative society, a lot of people request that laws comply with sharia (Islamic law). We also do not have a stable political system,” he said, adding such an amendment could help make lawmaking less chaotic. Islamist MPs have proposed amending the constitution in this way several times in the past. This time, they asked to change article 79 to make sharia “the only source” of legislation rather than a major or main source as it is now. Like elsewhere in the region, Islamists have made political gains in the major oil producer. With many campaigning on an anti-corruption platform, Islamists increased their share of parliamentary seats in Kuwait after a snap election in February which ushered in its fourth parliament in six years. Kuwait, a regional U.S. ally, is ruled by a Sunni Muslim monarchy and states Islam as its official religion. About 85 percent of Kuwait’s population is thought to be Muslim. The next biggest groups are expatriate Hindus and Christians.Hmmmm.....Probably thinking:"Been there, done that, messed around. I'm having fun, don't put me down. I'll never let you sweep me off my feet." Read the full story here.

Ahmadinejad: A perception disorder.





Ahmadinejad: A perception disorder.(AA).By Emad Eddin Adeeb.I feel very bad about Iranian President Ahmadinejad, and I am quite certain that he needs to see a “perception disorder” specialist. This perception disorder is characterized by developing a virtual reality within one’s imagination which does not reflect reality in any way, shape or form, and then behaving as if this virtual reality were real. This disorder intensifies and becomes extremely dangerous if the person suffering from it is the president of a country like Iran, namely a country that has an important geo-political location, vast oil wealth and the capability to produce nuclear energy! A rather humorous statement was issued by Ahmadinejad on Monday in which he said that the state of Israel is weak, comparing it to a “mosquito” whilst boasting that Iran is capable of defeating it within a matter of moments.
In a separate statement also issued Monday, Ahmadinejad said the three [UAE] islands are as much a part of Iran as Tehran. Whilst last month, Ahmadinejad stressed that his country is capable of breaking any international economic blockade adding that there is no basis for any such blockade in the first place.
Let us analyze Ahmadinejad’s comments. As for his saying that Israel is as weak as a "mosquito", he seems to feign ignorance of the fact that Israel is the strongest military force in the Middle East, the fourth-strongest military force in the world, and that despite its small population, Israel is capable of quickly mobilizing troops – aged between 18 and 50– anywhere in the region.
Ahmadinejad also feigns ignorance of the fact that Israel is the second-largest foreign investor in Wall Street and that it has some of the largest companies in the US stock exchange, and that it is deemed one of the world's largest elec.t.ronics and arms exporters, in the same manner as China, India and Turkey. This "mosquito" also has one of the highest expenditures on science and research in the world. As for his dealing with the three islands and the Strait of Hormuz as Iranian “property”, this is akin to playing with fire! The Strait of Hormuz is an international strait that affects oil and trade routes up and down the Gulf region, and any threat here would promptly cause energy prices to soar, whilst also jeopardizing global industry and security.Read the full story here.

NDAA Military Detention Law Blocked by New York Judge.





NDAA Military Detention Law Blocked by New York Judge.(Bloomberg).Opponents of a U.S. law they claim may subject them to indefinite military detention for activities including news reporting and political activism persuaded a federal judge to temporarily block the measure.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan yesterday ruled in favor of a group of writers and activists who sued President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Defense Department, claiming a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law Dec. 31, puts them in fear that they could be arrested and held by U.S. armed forces.
The complaint was filed Jan. 13 by a group including former New York Times reporter Christopher Hedges. The plaintiffs contend a section of the law allows for detention of citizens and permanent residents taken into custody in the U.S. on “suspicion of providing substantial support” to people engaged in hostilities against the U.S., such as al-Qaeda. “The statute at issue places the public at undue risk of having their speech chilled for the purported protection from al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and ‘associated forces’ - i.e., ‘foreign terrorist organizations,’” Forrest said in an opinion yesterday.
The vagueness of Section 1021 does not allow the average citizen, or even the government itself, to understand with the type of definiteness to which our citizens are entitled, or what conduct comes within its scope.
The plaintiffs claim Section 1021 is vague and can be read to authorize their detention based on speech and associations that are protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Hedges and two other plaintiffs testified in a hearing before Forrest in March, the judge said. A fourth plaintiff submitted a sworn declaration. The government put on no evidence, Forrest said.
Forrest, an Obama appointee who has served on the Manhattan federal court since October, rejected the government’s arguments that the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue over the law and that it merely reaffirmed provisions in an earlier law, the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which was passed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
In her opinion, Forrest said the government declined to say that the activities of Hedges and the other defendants don’t fall under the provision. Forrest held a hearing in March at which government lawyers didn’t call any witnesses or present evidence, according to the judge. The government did cross- examine the plaintiffs who testified and submitted legal arguments. “The government was given a number of opportunities at the hearing and in its briefs to state unambiguously that the type of expressive and associational activities engaged in by plaintiffs -- or others -- are not within Section 1021,” Forrest said. “It did not. This court therefore must credit the chilling impact on First Amendment rights as reasonable -- and real.”Read the full story here.

Pakistani MPs still to decide on restoration of NATO supply lines: FM.





Pakistani MPs still to decide on restoration of NATO supply lines: FM.(PTv).Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar says any decision about reopening NATO supply routes will be made by the country's lawmakers.She added that there is no hidden agreement between Islamabad and Washington over the issue. "Restoration of NATO supplies is in the interest of Pakistan. There is no hidden agreement behind the reopening of NATO routes. It will be done in accordance with the Parliamentary resolution," She said during an interview with a local TV on Wednesday. She said the issue of NATO supplies was not only related to Pakistan and the US but it was also linked to ties with 50 more nations. Addressing a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani also said that relations with NATO and US are at critical crossroads but his country would never compromise on its principal stance nor would it make emotional decisions. “Our relations with the United States and NATO are currently at a crucial turning point and we should take steps accordingly, keeping in view our geographical importance and national interests,” Gilani added. Top political opposition parties including Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), Jamaat-e-Islami, Defense Council of Pakistan, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) have warned government over possible resumption of NATO supplies. The warnings came amid speculations that Pakistani government is set to reopen the supply routes which were closed after 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in US airstrikes in the northwest Pakistan in November, 2011. The incident strained ties between the US and Pakistan as Islamabad has called upon Washington to render an apology which it has refused to do so.Read the full story here.

Video - Wafa Sultan exposes the true ideology of Islam from the mouth of Sheik Omar Bakri.







Video - Wafa Sultan exposes the true ideology of Islam from the mouth of Sheik Omar Bakri.Here is the money quote IMHO, that goes to the heart of Islam’s war against Israel. It explains the Muslim Arabs’ concept of “peace treaties”, their calls for a ”bi-national state” and their all out war against the Jewish state’s entire Existence.

But a Muslim coexists with an infidel either through a peace treaty (hudna, a temporary truce until they deem otherwise), a dhimmi pact (dictates of how non-Muslims will live within an Islamic state), or a state of war (what Israel has had to live with all of its existence). That is the basic relationship between a Muslim and an infidel.”

Omar Bakri’s statements are not outside traditional Islamic thinking, and it’s high time people begin to realize the mindset that they are up against.HT: TundraTabloids.

"Martir Auction" - leaked video of an auction for a suicide bomber against Syria.




An unbelievable leaked video of an auction for a suicide bomber against Syria. This takes place in a hotel conference room in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The atmosphere is festive, and the audience has children in it. But the merchandise auctioned is human flesh and blood! The video shows the father, Abu-Salah, attending the auction and offering his son Khaled as a sacrifice (2nd son to "sacrifice" his life) .The father receives 1.5 million Riyals ($400,000) as future compensation for his son's demise in Syria. At one point in the video, the father is elated at the high bids. _Video can not be verified or authenticated, but the translation seems to be correct.HT: LiveLeak.

Native American Cherokee genealogist to Elizabeth Warren — Tell the truth.





Native American Cherokee genealogist to Elizabeth Warren — Tell the truth.(ThoughtsFromPolly).
A Letter to Elizabeth Warren.
  
Dear Ms. Warren, I am writing this letter in the hope it will help end the current situation you have found yourself in. It seems you are being ripped apart in the media because of your claim of Cherokee ancestry and you don't like it. According to a recent article in the Boston Globe, you believe your opponent is "creating a distraction" by "ridiculously" attacking you "with questions that have already been answered." It seems you would like the "attacks" against your claims of Cherokee ancestry to stop so I thought I would offer some advice on how to make it stop. 
Tell the truth.

You see, Ms. Warren, some of us have independently done our own research and we know you have no documentation supporting your claim of Cherokee ancestry.*

We wonder why you believe you have the right to claim Cherokee ancestry and to call yourself a Native American when you have no evidence to support your claim. While you cling to a family story and the inaccurate report that ONE document was found that supports your claim, we real Cherokees understand that those things mean nothing. You see, we Cherokees have lots and lots and lots of documentation supporting our claims of our ancestry. Our Cherokee ancestors are found on every roll of the Cherokee Nation (30+ rolls!) dating back to before the removal and in all sorts of other documentation, including but not limited to claims against the US government for lost property; the Moravian missionary records; ration lists before and after the forced removal, etc...yet your ancestors are found in NONE of those records. But, your ancestors are found in plenty of historical records, and every time, they are found living as white people among other white people. Never are your ancestors ever found living among the Cherokees. Never, never, never, never.......yet you claim they were Cherokee.
Hmmm........and they say you are an elite lawyer! Really? 

Are we supposed to believe an elite lawyer knows nothing about the burden of proof? According to Lawyers.com, the burden of proof is the responsibility of producing sufficient evidence in support of a fact or issue and favorably persuading the trier of fact. Well, Ms. Warren, you should know that you are not doing a very good job of supporting your claim or persuading anyone to believe what you say. This is starting to make us question your ability as a legal mind! And that makes us question whether you really got your job at Harvard on your own merits or whether you climbed on the backs of the Cherokee people in order to further your career.So, Ms. Warren, you see, it is not just your opponent who has questions. We Cherokees have questions too and those questions have yet to be answered by you. You see, for us Cherokees, this is not political. This is about the truth 

*Note - Several people who are experienced researchers in Cherokee genealogy have been working together exploring Elizabeth Warren's ancestry. They have uncovered many documents that, combined, paint a very clear picture that Warren descends from white people who had no connection whatsoever to the Cherokee Nation. These documents will be posted soon.Hmmmmm......As i said before i hope the Indian Nation go's after her with every legal tool to their disposal. Read the full story here.More here @ LegalInsurrection.

Pakistan to attend NATO meet with Turkey’s help.







Pakistan to attend NATO meet with Turkey’s help.(HD).Turkey played a role in mediating between Pakistan and the United States to secure Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari’s participation at NATO’s Chicago summit next week, Turkish diplomatic sources have said. Islamabad closed its Afghan border crossings to NATO after U.S. airstrikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on November 26, when Pakistan’s relations with the U.S. were already frayed by the discovery of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Pakistan shut the transit lines, which had been serving as supply routes for NATO troops in Afghanistan, in November. Turkey contributed to intense negotiations between the U.S. and Pakistan to get the country to reopen its border, which cleared the way for Zardari to attend next week’s NATO summit. Pakistan said yesterday it had ordered officials to finalize an agreement as quickly as possible on lifting a blockade on overland NATO supplies into Afghanistan. Turkey will be represented at the Chicago summit by President Abdullah Gül, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, and Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz. President Gül will meet with new French President Francois Hollande on the sidelines of the NATO summit, marking Turkey’s first face-to-face diplomatic contact with French leader since his election. Participation in the gathering will be the same as at the previous Lisbon summit, because allowing EU bureaucrats to join the main gathering was rejected by some countries including Turkey. Although the enlargement of NATO was not on the agenda for the summit, Ankara urged the alliance to convene a meeting with representatives from Georgia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina and Macedonia, which are prospective members of NATO, diplomatic sources said. The alliance will announce at the summit that the first phase of the U.S.-led NATO missile defense system has reached interim operational capability. Turkey hosts the early warning radar system of the project near the town of Kürecik in Malatya. All of Turkey’s expectations regarding the rules of engagement for the missile defense system have been met, sources said. A Turkish general will be part of the command at the NATO base in Rammstein. The Chicago summit will be a first step in implementing NATO’s “Smart Defense” concept, which aims to ensure greater security for less money by working together with more flexibility, with possible agreement between the allies on a series of concrete multinational projects to develop NATO’s Smart Defense capability. Turkey is willing to lead four of the 20 proposed Smart Defense projects, including a center for naval security and a center for flight training. A decision has been finalized to transform NATO’s air base in İzmir to a land forces command, where training would be conducted, sources said, adding that the new mission would settle there in late 2012 or 2013. The shift to Izmir, currently a NATO air base, would entail the closure of NATO’s two land commands at Heidelberg in Germany and another near Madrid.Hmmmm.......NATO is making a major mistake trusting an Islamist country like Turkey for it's future defence.Hmmmm......."The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers...".....Israel Beware.Read the full story here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Overnight Music video - Leona Lewis - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Christians are under pressure in Syria, the patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Gregorios III denounces the silence of the Western Press.



Christians are under pressure in Syria, the patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Gregorios III denounces the silence of the Western Press.(Agoravox)."There is no more Revolution, there are no more demonstrations.There are only banditry and the world refuses to acknowledge. "These words are not those of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, nor those of his ministers, or those of a member of any Arab government support the plan, but those of the Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, whose home is in Damascus. The prelate did not use vague terms to describe the current state of crisis which is immersed in Syria, "foreign elements have entered the country and have even started beating the Christians, who had to leave Homs given the dangerousness of the situation, "said the patriarch who did not hide some dissatisfaction vis-à-vis the situation considered too soft Vatican towards him.Gregory III then lashed to the European press with which he dealt during recent visits to the Old World to tell precisely what was happening in Syria. "I do not condone the regime as i have been heard in France, but I support a reality. The newspapers are stereotyped, have unique sources and are not ready to listen to anyone, not even me, "the prelate suggested that currently we do not hesitate to speak of a true" dictatorship of the press service of the United States. " The patriarch has even told a story came to the nephew of a bishop working in Dubai (UAE), who, on his way to work one day, heard a man behind him announce on the phone that he was in Homs, while government troops were an assault on the city, killing women and children."We talked about the plot, but it is far worse than that: there is an international will to harm Syria," said Gregory III yet but wondered how some states could change in a few months' regime who did so much for its people. Finally, responding to a question from journalists on the actions of the Syrian army vis-à-vis the population, the patriarch did not hesitate to assert that military intervention was "too late and light" for hoped to end the violence of rebel bands.Important evidence on the actual situation of Syria which contrasts sharply with what we find in the mainstream media, which does not concern decidedly clear and objective information.Read the full story here.(GoogleTranslate).

Iran installing more centrifuges before Baghdad talks.





Iran installing more centrifuges before Baghdad talks.(JPost).VIENNA - Iran is installing more centrifuges in an underground plant but does not yet appear to be using them to expand higher-grade uranium enrichment that could take it closer to producing atom bomb material, Western diplomats say. They say Iran's production of uranium refined to a fissile concentration of 20 percent, which it started two years ago, seems to have remained steady in recent months after a major escalation of the work in late 2011 and early this year. Progress in Iran's controversial nuclear program is closely watched by the West and Israel as it could determine the time the Islamic Republic would need to build nuclear bombs, should it decide to do so. Getting Iran to stop the higher-level enrichment is expected to be a priority for world powers when they meet with Iran in Baghdad next week in an attempt to start resolving the decade-old dispute over Tehran's atomic ambitions. "It is still going strong. I hear it is unchanged," one diplomat accredited to the UN nuclear watchdog, which regularly inspects Iran's declared atomic sites, said about the country's most sensitive nuclear activity. "But with installation work going on, at some point there will be an increase." Tehran took a big step towards the capability of making nuclear weapons material after a previous attempt at diplomacy failed when, spurning UN demands to halt all enrichment, it instead ramped up uranium processing to 20 percent purity. That provoked the West to impose crushing sanctions on its banks and oil exports. A UN nuclear report published in February showed Iran trebling output of 20 percent uranium since late 2011 after starting up production at the Fordow underground plant near the Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Qom and later increasing it.Another envoy said he did not expect to see a "significant expansion" of this work in the next quarterly report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran's nuclear program due later this month. But installation of machines has continued, the diplomat said, referring to the centrifuges which spin at supersonic speed to increase the fissile isotope in uranium. Typically a set of 174 centrifuges is needed for one production unit. A third Vienna-based diplomat painted a similar picture. Nuclear bombs require uranium enriched to 90 percent, but much of the effort required to get there is already achieved once it reaches 20 percent concentration, shortening the time needed for any nuclear weapons "break-out."Hmmmm......A Fatwa a day makes you work, rest and play the whole world.

  • February 2012 :The IAEA report showed Iran had now produced nearly 110 kg of uranium enriched to 20 percent since early 2010. Western experts say about 250 kg is needed for a nuclear weapon.
  • 25 April 2012: Olli Heinonen, the IAEA’s former top inspector for Iran, said on April 12. “The proposed plan will keep the capacity to enrich uranium at the current level,” said Elena Sokova, executive director at the Center for Disarmament & Non-Proliferation in Vienna, by e-mail. “Thus it helps to avoid the expansion of enrichment but not to scale it back. In other words, no buildup of the program in exchange for no new sanctions.” The Iranian nuclear program is an “imaginary threat,” Sajjadi said, adding that he was astonished by comments made by Nikolai Makarov, head of the Russian military’s General Staff, warning about the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran in an interview with state broadcaster RT. “There are two ways we can proceed after the Istanbul talks,” said Sajjadi. “Either the West understands that it’s pointless to use the language of force with Iran or their flexibility is a temporary phenomenon. I hope the first is true as we would like to see a resolution.Hmmmmm......." Iran would stop building centrifuges, machines used to enrich uranium, and mothball ones that haven’t been put into use yet"...that leaves 8,808 operational centrifuges, producing 31 pounds (14 kilograms)enriched uranium a month?" Read the full story here.