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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Floatin' Powa News Service: Smashing All ISMS, So You Don't Have To!


Wynonie Harris
Hey, Babba Re-Bop!


Iraq inaugurates oil project with CNPC (CHINA)
Enter the Dragon!

Iran, China sign $3.2 billion gas deal



Someone Claiming to be Bin Laden: Arab leaders 'complicit'

Australia: Cardinal George Pell ~
"The West has become scared to criticise Islam and accepts death threats by Muslim extremists as normal"
UK approves visit of Hizbullah official
Naturally! As the Cardinal was saying......

Vatican Says Islamic Finance May Help Western Banks in Crisis
As the Cardinal was saying......

Britain’s Contacts With Hezbollah Vex US
VEXED!

Hezbollah chief defiant on Israel

AS the Cardinal was saying....
The Islamic states circulated a new resolution at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday that would criminalize defamation of Islam as a human rights violation and encourage the imposition of Shari'a.
SYRIA: Damascus getting courted from all sides

Why Syria and Saudi Arabia are talking again

Glow Ball Unity Through Jew Hate!

Iran to respond if US policy shift proves genuine
See? Glow Ball Unity Through Jew Hate!

Sources: Israel agrees to free all 450 prisoners on Hamas list

Hamas opposes firing rockets on Israel ~ FOR NOW

The author is Delhi based Research Scholar in International Studies:
It is high time the world now controlled by USA-EU-Israel respected the sentiments of true Palestinians and transfer of PLO into the safe hands of Hamas and also make both Fatah and Hamas to form a unity government to seek their lands and sovereignty back form occupying fascist Israel. The Quartet could arrange for the smooth transfer of PLO from Fatah into the elected Hamas which work for the welfare of all Palestinians and shield them form Israeli attack with support from Arabs, Iran Turkey and Quartet, UN, UNSC, USA and EU. The Mideast clock has to be set back properly.
Don't Worry Ummah. It's Obamanable Snowjobman to the Rescue!
UN Secretary General Ban has confirmed that US President Obama will attend the 2nd Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Istanbul on April 6-7.

Jordan's King Abdallah II will visit Morocco to discuss the Middle East peace process
The Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri told AFP late Friday that Amman and Rabat had a "clear vision" about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."The creation of a Palestinian state is the solution to the crisis in the Middle East," he said. "It is futile to seek other alternatives."
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE, JUDEN!

US arms trader pleads guilty to Iran sales

Iran to attend Afghanistan talks

US Seeks New Afghan Supply Routes, Even in Iran

No shit, Sherlocks. They should start reading here.

NATO Chief Touts Alliance Expansion

The Soviet Union Sez: Iran 'one or two years' from nuclear weapon
NOW TO GO BACK TO SLEEP, PROLES!

Russia’s Richest Woman Seeks Aid, Drawing Double Takes

Oil spikes on rumors of Russian oil cuts

IEA warns OPEC against oil output cut

Iran oil minister: Too much oil on the market

OPEC cuts 2009 oil demand estimate


Poland Agrees to Talks on Russia Gas Deal

Putin, Gazprom Bluffing to Hungarians on South Stream


Belarus Seeks to Double Russian Gas Flows, Challenging Ukraine


Gazprom invites interest in Libyan oil blocks

Turkmenistan buys two Russian Mi-17-1B helicopters

Azerbaijan says Russia arming enemy Armenia

KAZAKHSTAN & TURKMENISTAN DEAL BLOW TO NABUCCO PIPELINE PROSPECTS


New perspectives of Turkmen-German ecological cooperation

TURKMEN AND UZBEK GOVERNMENTS REMAIN CENSORSHIP HAPPY


Karzai Hearts Turkmenistan

The Chinese Navy’s Somali Cruise
Since the beginning of January, three vessels of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) – the Guangzhou-class destroyer Wuhan, the Lanzhou-class destroyer Haikou, and the Qiandahou-class supply ship Weishanhu – have been operating in the Gulf of Aden and other waters off as part of a worldwide naval mobilization against the Somali pirates whose attacks, as I warned in this column three weeks ago, are more likely to increase in the coming months, notwithstanding the attention which the international community has focused on the problem. The piracy certainly provides the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with a legitimate reason for dispatching the flotilla.
Nobel-prize winner backs world currency
KAZAKH President Nursultan Nazarbayev has won backing for his plan for a single world currency from an intellectual architect of the euro currency, Nobel-prize winner Professor Robert Mundell.

Nazarbayev, speaking at an economic forum in the glitzy new capital he has built on the Kazakh steppe, defended his proposal for the "acmetal'' world currency saying it might "look kind of funny'' but was not. And he received intellectual support from the Canadian economist Prof Mundell, who helped lay the intellectual groundwork for Europe's single currency.

"I must say that I agree with President Nazarbayev on his statement and many of the things he said in his plan, the project he made for the world currency, and I believe I'm right on track with what he's saying,'' Prof Mundell said, adding the idea held "great promise''. Mr Nazarbayev and Prof Mundell urged the Group of 20 leading developed and developing economies to form a working group on the proposal at their summit on the global economic crisis in London on April 2.

Goldman Sachs plans 2-part FDIC-backed bond

Banks Rush Bond Sales as FDIC Says It May Raise Guarantee Fees

Socialist capitalism?

G-20 Shifts Regulation Focus as Economy Struggles

COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS: Stimulus Questions for G-20

The words 'privileged' and 'confidential' could cover just about anything the White House doesn't want released:
Democrats often criticized the Bush White House for its use of the presidential signing statement, a means by which the president can reject provisions of a bill he deems unconstitutional without vetoing the entire legislation.

Now the approach is back. President Barack Obama, after signing into law a $410 billion budget bill on Wednesday, declared five provisions in the bill to be unconstitutional and non-binding, including one that would effectively restrict U.S. troop deployments under U.N. command and another aimed at preventing punishment of whistleblowers.

The move came two days after Mr. Obama ordered a review of his predecessor's signing statements and said he would rein in the use of such declarations. "As I announced this past Monday, it is a legitimate constitutional function, and one that promotes the value of transparency, to indicate when a bill that is presented for Presidential signature includes provisions that are subject to well-founded constitutional objections," Mr. Obama said in the statement.

King Pharmaceuticals Upgraded By Goldman Sachs

King Pharmaceuticals, established in 1994, is a vertically integrated branded pharmaceutical company that performs basic research and develops, manufactures, markets and sells branded prescription pharmaceutical products.

Renounce your Holy Leaf immediately and git ye hooked on the Gold Man Gubbmint Hopium, proles!

Sigma-Aldrich CEO got $4 million in compensation

Sigma-Aldrich Acquires Sigal Ltda and Expands Operations in Chile


Raytheon wins Navy contracts

Raytheon wins Army contracts

6.2 in Panama

5.5 - SOUTH OF AFRICA


Colombian volcano erupts
For the 3rd time this month

Voyage finds 'undersea volcanic eruption'

Rabbi Kitty is not amused!


David Axlerod
The Shadow Knows

WFRL: Q Derangement Resources Mgt. Presents ~


Max Romeo & the Upsetters
I Chase The Devil
BORN TO RAZE HELL

The Jew Desk


Surf No Mercy
Red Alert

THE JEW DESK

by Emanuel A. Winston
Mid-East analyst & commentator

There are many "Jew Desks" or "Jew Sections" in Washington and such corporations with close connections to Arab Muslim nations and Arab oil companies. This phenomenon is common in the U.S., Europe and Russia. It is a given in the 56 Muslim nations of the world. In brief, their assignment is to watch Israel, evolve plans to subvert Israel whenever possible and plan to arm for a war against Israel, the Jewish State, when the opportunity presents itself. So much for the highlights of backgrounds.

At the moment I would like to back-track from the Chas Freeman appointment for a high and sensitive Intelligence post in America’s National Intelligence Council. Freeman was nominated by Dennis C. Blair, Director of the National Intelligence Council. While Freeman’s background as it surfaced and was profiled by many excellent writers, was as an Arabist who was linked to the Saudis outlook on Israel. Freeman was the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He reflected Saudi hostility to Israel in well documented speeches and drafts of his position.

He also had a certain relationship with China - wherein he was strongly biased for China’s government and hostile to those Chinese who opposed the abuse of human rights in China.

His background was well-known to Blair and the advisors to President George W. Bush and now advisors to President Obama, especially those in the State Department. Obama’s Middle East advisors understood that picking Freeman would have nicely rounded out Obama’s team whose background was well-categorized as pro-Arab and hostile to Jews and the Jewish State.

What interests me is the Blair mechanism that assists and advises the President on the MIddle East and Israel infrastructure. If a report is drafted with a decided bias and recommendations that furthers that bias, then the President’s policy would very likely follow that tilt. I wonder how long the Blair National Intelligence Council mechanism has been in motion with respect to Israel.

One is reminded of the elitist "Shadow Government" that seems to run the U.S. Government, slightly in the shadows behind the President and other elected officials. If Chas Freeman was considered a good fit for this influential Intelligence Council, then Blair (among others) would have a mechanism that influences and even controls Government policy.

I cannot help but wonder what role they played in completing the false NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) Report of December 3, 2007 that was offered to the President and the public claiming in the first sentence that Iran had ceased its enrichment of Uranium several years ago. You may recall that John Bolton, former Ambassador to the U.N., stated plainly that the State Department planted three of its people in the CIA in order to manufacture this false report - with the intent of stopping President Bush from taking out Iran’s nuclear facilities. If so, given that the U.S. is in a state of war with Iran, such manipulation or subversion of Government policy would be considered "High Treason". I wonder why this group would want Iran’s Nuclear capabilities and, therefore, in control of the region?

So what, if anything, did Director Dennis Blair, as a high advisory Intelligence Agency have to do with assisting the preparation of the NIE false report - for which the Director of the CIA later apologized to Congress, admitting it was inaccurate.

I am further reminded of what was exposed in John Loftus’ book "The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People: 1920-1992". In it Loftus spoke about what was literally called: "The Jew Room" by the participating Intelligence Agencies. He described how the FBI, acting as coordinator for all other U.S. Intel Agencies who pooled their information about Jews, Israel and such American Jewish institutions who supported aid to Israel. This was a shocking disclosure but, never brought before Congressional Hearings to hang out this dirty, undemocratic laundry.

Why not take a deep look at Director Dennis Blair and his Intel Council that reports directly to the President? If he thought so highly of Chas Freeman to nominate him, what does that say about Blair?

As Americans, supposedly free of biased institutions connected to foreign interests, we certainly have a right to know more about Admiral Blair and his advisory Intel organization.

Chas Freeman vitriolic withdrawal speaks more about a more sinister problem than merely exposing Freeman’s alliance with the Saudis and his accurately quoted hostile public statements about Israel.

I am also reminded of Admiral Bobby Ray Inman who, in collusion with then Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger, made an unauthorized decision to withhold vital information on Terrorist nations and the PLO’s planning against Israel. Although many (if not all) American Presidents had signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Israel to exchange vital information that affected each other, especially in life-and-death issues. Nevertheless Adm. Inman and Sec Def Weinberger - on their own - chose to abrogate that agreement and cut off Israel from information regarding Muslim Arab nations arms capability - especially regarding WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) using NBC (Nuclear, Biological and/or Chemical) warheads.

We must now look into Admiral Dennis Blair and his appointment of a well-known anti-Israel Ambassador who, like many of America’s foreign service Ambassadors and Diplomats serving in the Muslim/Arab/Oil nations became "Arabized" to the point that, when they resigned from the State Department, they were readily adopted by the Saudi Kingdom or other Arab interests at very high prices.

I also wondered about the State Department and Blair’s role in the National Security Council with respect to the NIE Report that was false but, nevertheless, killed any pre-emptive action against Iran’s nuclear development sites. By the way, it is not so difficult to find those site. National Geographic’s August 2008 issue featured a very detailed map, showing exactly where those nuclear sites are.

Perhaps it’s merely coincidental that one or two high ranking Admirals were subsequently fired without a deep explanation.

So, as I have written for many years about a "Shadow Government" actually running American affairs - Is Freeman merely the tip of a larger and deeper mechanism, bonded to the Muslim/Arab/Oil nations for reasons beyond greed, pushed by the multi-national oil maggots?

Is the "Jew Room" spoken about in the Loftus book still functioning as a mechanism that pulls together the 16 American Intel Agencies as a rogue sort of Ku Klux Klan?

Does each Agency operate their own "Jew Desk" dedicated not only to watching the Jewish State but to subverting it whenever they felt it was necessary to grease their lucrative back channel relationships with the Saudis and other Muslim "Jihadists" (warriors for Islam)? They are no friends of America.

It appears that Naval Intelligence plays a strong role in this interlocking Intelligence manipulation of American policy - all the way up to the Oval Office.

Congress should hold in-depth, serious Hearings because this kind of plotting has made America vulnerable. If proven, such activities would fall into the category of "High Treason".

If these "We Know Best" Intel Agencies, are connected to political figures, their actions are a form of "coup d’etat" or overthrow of the American Government’s Democratic tradition.

Let the Congress subpoena some of the known players and those likely to be involved in such a "Shadow Government" who then would know a lot about this if, indeed, such a subversive plot is in motion.

I would certainly subpoena former President George Herbert Walker Bush who was also former Director of the CIA and Vice President during Iran-Contra. Question James Baker III, former Secretary of State under Bush, Sr. And now running the Intel mechanism at Rice University. Consider President George W. Bush, who like his father had extraordinary relations with the Saudis. Certainly, the heads of all American Intel Agencies, e.g., FBI, CIA, NSC and the dozens of others past and present, to see it they will perjure themselves and deny their role (if any) in manipulating America’s foreign policy.

Americans are learning not to be surprised at anything as more and more comes unglued nationally and internationally. Now, some force has contributed to America’s and the Global financial meltdown. Do we know what it is? Do we want to find out?

We watched and felt the rape of our economies all over the world by the oil maggots plotting with the Arab oil countries to raise-raise-raise the price of crude until our system crashed with gas at $4 per gallon.

Americans are just beginning to really feel the rape of our system from rogue Intelligence Agencies to the pigs who feed on American industry. One can hear the denials vomiting out of contributing Media with the Directors of Intel insisting "we were only protecting America". We have already heard the bleating of some in Congress, denying their roles in feeding the economic collapse when some of them were also a guilty part of these burst bubbles. Hopefully, they could only be accused of greed and abysmal stupidity. Now, let them work at fixing the problem so America and the rest of the world can recover, heal and thrive.

Getting back to the selection of Chas Freeman... He clearly was chosen to round out a much larger mechanism to control American policy as part of a "Shadow Government".

This issue is too big for me - so those of you who know high ranking players in Washington and the Media should become investigative reporters who must dig deeper and enlighten us all before America and the Free West resemble Russia or Zimbabwe or Iran.

"The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People: 1920-1992" by John Loftus & Mark Aarons St. Martins Press NY 1994

Many excellent writers have delved into this issue. Below is a list of them, their titles and sources:

1. "Israel Stance Was Undoing of Nominee" New York Times March 12, 2009

2."Disturbing D.C. Developments Exposed By Freeman’s Appointment" Jewish World Review March 13, 2009 & "Intelligence & the anti-Israel Lobby" by Caroline B. Glick Jerusalem Post March 12, 2009 & Center for Security Policy: National Security Brief March 13, 2009

3 "‘Blaming the Jews’ Doesn’t Always Work" by Wesley Pruden Washington Times March 13, 2009

4. "Nominees Links to Saudi Arabia and China Were His Undoing" by Barry Rubin Philadelphia Enquirer March 13, 2009 (this article is not posted on line)

5. "Blame the ‘Lobby’: The Obama Administration’s Latest Failed Nominee Peddles a Conspiracy Theory" Editorial Washington Post March 12, 2009

6. "Assassination" Led by a "Mob" Composed Primarily of Jewish Neocons" by Joe Klein TIME MAGAZINE March 8, 2009

7. "Who Really Sank Chas Freeman" by Greg Pollowitz March 11, 2009


The Prophet Zimmy
The Neighborhood Bully

Friday, March 13, 2009

WFRL: The Serpent Is Subtle

"You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman.
~ Genesis 3:4



Al Wilson
The Snake

On her way to work one morning
Down the path along side the lake
A tender hearted woman saw a poor half frozen snake
His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew
"Oh well," she cried, "I'll take you in and I'll take care of you"
"Take me in oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

She wrapped him up all cozy in a curvature of silk
And then laid him by the fireside with some honey and some milk
Now she hurried home from workthat night as soon as she arrived
She found that pretty snake she'd taking in had been revived
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

Now she clutched him to her bosom, "You're so beautiful," she cried
"But if I hadn't brought you in by now you might have died"
Now she stroked his pretty skin and then she kissed and held him tight
But instead of saying thanks, that snake gave her a vicious bite
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

"I saved you," cried that woman
"And you've bit me even, why?
You know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die"
"Oh shut up, silly woman," said the reptile with a grin
"You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
~Revelation 12:9

All Evil Meets Thrice Daily At Jew Hate Junction


Rav Shmuel
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

ANTI-SEMITISM is an ancient derangement, the oldest of hatreds, so it is strange that it lacks a more meaningful name. The misnomer "anti-Semitism" -- a term coined in 1879 by the German agitator Wilhelm Marr, who wanted a scientific-sounding euphemism for Judenhass, or Jew-hatred -- is particularly inane, since hostility to Jews has never had anything to do with Semites or being Semitic. (That is why those who protest that Arabs cannot be anti-Semitic since "Arabs are Semites too" speak either from ignorance or disingenuousness.)

Perhaps there is no good name for a virus as mutable and unyielding as anti-Semitism. "The Jews have been objects of hatred in pagan, religious, and secular societies," write Joseph Telushkin and Dennis Prager in Why the Jews?, their classic study of anti-Semitism. "Fascists have accused them of being Communists, and Communists have branded them capitalists. Jews who live in non-Jewish societies have been accused of having dual loyalties, while Jews who live in the Jewish state have been condemned as 'racists.' Poor Jews are bullied, and rich Jews are resented. Jews have been branded as both rootless cosmopolitans and ethnic chauvinists. Jews who assimilate have been called a 'fifth column,' while those who stay together spark hatred for remaining separate."

So hardy is anti-Semitism, it can flourish without Jews.. Shakespeare's poisonous depiction of the Jewish moneylender Shylock was written for audiences that had never seen a Jew, all Jews having been expelled from England more than 300 years earlier. Anti-Semitic bigotry infests Saudi Arabia, where Jews have not dwelt in at least five centuries; its malignance is suggested by the government daily Al-Riyadh, which published an essay claiming that Jews have a taste for "pastries mixed with human blood."

There was Jew-hatred before there was Christianity or Islam, before Nazism or Communism, before Zionism or the Middle East conflict. This week Jews celebrate the festival of Purim, gathering in synagogues to read the biblical book of Esther. Set in ancient Persia, it tells of Haman, a powerful royal adviser who is insulted when the Jewish sage Mordechai refuses to bow down to him. Haman resolves to wipe out the empire's Jews and makes the case for genocide in an appeal to the king:

"There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among ... all the provinces of your kingdom, and their laws are different from those of other peoples, and the king's laws they do not keep, so it is of no benefit for the king to tolerate them. If it please the king, let it be written that they be destroyed." After winning royal assent, Haman makes plans "to annihilate, to kill and destroy all the Jews, the young and the elderly, children and women, in one day . . . and to take their property for plunder."

What drives such bloodlust? Haman's indictment accuses the Jews of lacking national loyalty, of insinuating themselves throughout the empire, of flouting the king's law. But the Jews of Persia had done nothing to justify Haman's murderous anti-Semitism -- just as Jews in later ages did nothing that justified their persecution under the Church or Islam, or their expulsion from so many lands in Europe and the Middle East, or their repression at the hands of Russian czars and Soviet commissars, or their slaughter by Nazi Germany. When the president of Iran today calls for the extirpation of the Jewish state, when a leader of Hamas vows to kill Jewish children around the world, when firebombs are hurled at synagogues in London and Paris and Chicago, it is not because Jews deserve to be victimized.

Some Jews are no saints, but the paranoid frenzy that is anti-Semitism is not explained by what Jews do, but by what they are. The Jewish people are the object of anti-Semitism, not its cause. That is why the haters' rationales can be so wildly inconsistent and their agendas so contradictory. What, after all, do those who vilify Jews as greedy bankers have in common with those who revile them as seditious Bolsheviks? Nothing, save an irrational obsession with Jews.

At one point in the book of Esther, Haman lets the mask slip. He boasts to his friends and family of "the glory of his riches, and the great number of his sons, and everything in which the king had promoted him and elevated him." Still, he seethes with rage and frustration: "Yet all this is worthless to me so long as I see Mordechai the Jew sitting at the king's gate." That is the unforgivable offense: "Mordechai the Jew" refuses to blend in, to abandon his values, to be just like everyone else. He goes on sitting there -- undigested, unassimilated, and for that reason unbearable.

Of course Haman had his ostensible reasons for targeting Jews. So did Hitler and Arafat; so does Ahmadinejad. Sometimes the anti-Semite focuses on the Jew's religion, sometimes on his laws and lifestyle, sometimes on his national identity or his professional achievements. Ultimately, however, it is the Jew's Jewishness, and the call to higher standards that it represents, that the anti-Semite cannot abide.

With all their flaws and failings, the Jewish people endure, their role in history not yet finished. So the world's oldest hatred endures too, as obsessive and indestructible -- and deadly -- as ever.

(Jeff Jacoby is a columnist for The Boston Globe.)

WFRL: Tchaikovsky & Other Russians


Danny Kaye
Tchaikovsky & Other Russians
Lyric by Ira Gershwin
Music by Kurt Weill


Danny Kaye
January 18, 1913 - March 3, 1987

His fame began when he became the first man--at least the first in recorded history--to sing a song in which he named 54 Russian composers in 38 seconds.

The song was "Tchaikovsky." The place was Broadway's Alvin Theater on January 21, 1941.

The show was Moss Hart's Musical Lady in the Dark.

The man was Danny Kaye.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

WFRL: Zimmy & Cash



The Prophet Zimmy on the Johnny Cash Show



Floatin' Powa News Service: Dangerous Zones of Subduction


Led Zeppelin
Nobody's Fault But Mine

sub⋅duc⋅tion 

1. an act or instance of subducting; subtraction or withdrawal.
2. Geology. the process by which collision of the earth's crustal plates results in one plate's being drawn down or overridden by another, localized along the juncture (subduction zone) of two plates.

Origin:
1570–80; subductiōn-, s. of subductiō pulling up, computation; see subduct, -ion

Cascadia subduction zone

UK MP given Palestinian passport
UK member of parliament George Galloway has received a Palestinian passport from a Hamas leader in Gaza.
Only one problem, Hamassholes. THERE IS NO PALESTINE (yet). IT IS STILL CALLED ISRAEL!

Hamas launches Gaza newspaper

U.S. Jet Shoots Down Iranian Drone over Iraq

US officials investigate suspected terror recruitment in Minnesota

U.S. rejected 2003 Iraqi peace offer
Saddam Hussein proposed elections, disarmament, help with war on terror:
It was in January 2003 when the Syrians initiated the effort through an intermediary seeking to open a back-channel of communication with policymakers in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The request came through this writer's office.

At the time, a spokesman for the Central Intelligence Agency was quoted as saying the Iraqis should be told the United States will "see them in Baghdad." The spokesman added that the CIA was to have had a meeting three months earlier with Iraqis to discuss similar terms but Iraqi participants never showed up. Recent evidence, however, reveals a meeting had occurred in 2002 on similar unconditional terms, which the CIA had rejected.

Sons of Iraq Now in Iraqi Government’s Hands

The U.S.military announced today that it has just signed its final paychecks for one of the riskier programs it’s ever undertaken: inducing the coalescence of ex-Sunni insurgents into the quasi-governmental militias called the Sons of Iraq. The program was hated and opposed by the Shiite-led government, and now that government is in control of it, officially beginning its payroll to the militias on April 1.

In American Pravda:

The Obama administration is moving quickly to overhaul American policy on the Middle East, sending top envoys to the region and promising to push hard for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
That's an overhaul? CHANGE, my ass!

President Bush Meets with President Abbas
September 20, 2006:
PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. President, thank you for coming. Yesterday, in my speech to the United Nations, I said that you're a man of peace who believes in a two-state solution. And after our conversation today, once again you confirmed that.

I, too, believe that the best way to bring peace to the Holy Land is for two democratic states living side-by-side in peace. I said in my speech yesterday that the Palestinian state must have territorial integrity. I firmly believe that. I also said in my speech that the -- one of the great objectives of my administration is to achieve this vision. I fully understand that in order to achieve this vision, there must be leaders willing to speak out and act on behalf of people who yearn for peace, and you are such a leader, Mr. President.

I can't thank you enough for the courage you have shown. I assure you that our government wants to work with you in order -- so that you're able -- capable of delivering the vision that so many Palestinians long for, and that is a society in which they can raise their children in peace and hope. And I know that society is possible. And I appreciate your vision along those lines.

So, welcome to Washington, D.C. [sic] I think this is our fifth visit. Every time, I've left our visits inspired by your vision.
Egypt awards OIC head with state medal

Iran says US failing to correct regional "mistakes"

Israel is the Iranian price of Mideast peace


Iran seeks to buy banned carbon fiber

Obama to write love note to Glow Ballin' Mythical Moderate Khatami

S.Korea takes lead for Jordan nuclear plant deal

Georgia, USA: Officers receive truck for Chemical Biological Nuclear Response Team

Australia to join boycott of 'Durban II' conference

Bat Yeor’s remarks at Columbia Law School

The Global Leadership Meltdown

Russia's Billionaire Drop-Offs

Russia issues arrest warrant for mobile phone mogul

NATO-Russia Council to Resume Meetings in the Wake of April Summit

EU has the means to check Gazprom
Ya think? How 'bout the will?
Ignoring Gazprom's gas dominance is all the more puzzling given the EU's continued attacks on Microsoft, whose Windows operating system poses much less of an economic and security threat than Gazprom's monopoly.
Central Asia to press ahead with Russia gas pipeline

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Ranked As Among World's 'Worst' Societies
The human rights records of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as the Russian republic of Chechnya, are ranked as among the eight "worst of the worst," according to a new report of the world's most repressive societies by Freedom House.
US Honeywell looks forward to active cooperation with Turkmenistan

Zardari, Turkmenistan President hold meeting

Australian Ambassador Accredited in Turkmenistan


TURKMENISTAN: GERMAN BANK COMPLICIT IN NIYAZOV’S REIGN OF TERROR

Sigma capitalizes on stem cell ban reversal

BTW: Sigma Aldrich was "upgraded" by the Gold Man in January, and their managing director, Avi Nash was a Gold Man too.
Avi M. Nash: Director, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, 55 Years Old
Managing Director of Avi Nash LLC, a management consulting firm in Greenwich, Connecticut, that works with global chemical industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and other strategic matters. Prior to launching his firm in 2003, he was a partner at Goldman Sachs, New York, New York, for more than five years. He has been a director of the Company since November 2005.
Spleen Search AVI NASH
....I'll just call him Chemical Avi. BTW, that Hopkins School strikes me as a sinister Glow Ballers Incubation & Reeducation Center.
Sigma-Aldrich Streamlines Access to Advanced Stem Cell Research

Bernanke and the systemic regulatory scheme

3/309: Treasury & Federal Reserve announce significant revisions to, and further details of, the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, or TALF

The program will hold monthly fundings through December 2009 or longer if the Federal Reserve Board chooses to extend the facility

AIG horror is mind-boggling

Madoff Guilty; Ordered to Jail

GlowBallistically Renaming Your World, One Monument at a Time:
The 110-story Sears Tower, tallest office building in the Western Hemisphere, will be renamed the Willis Tower later this year, global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings announced on Thursday.
Amartya Sen on Moralism, Maoism, and Capitalism
In the NY Review of Books, naturally.

OK Babba, so WhoTF is Amartya Sen? I'll tell you!
He is a Glow Ballin' MFer Deluxe:
Amartya Kumar Sen CH (Hon) (Bengali: অমর্ত্য কুমার সেন Ômorto Kumar Shen) (born 3 November 1933), is a Bengali Indian economist, philosopher, and a winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998, "for his contributions to welfare economics" for his work on famine, human development theory, welfare economics, the underlying mechanisms of poverty, and political liberalism.
He is tied in to all of it.
Sen is interested in the debate over globalization. He has given lectures to senior executives of the World Bank and is a former honorary president of Oxfam.
OkeeDokee then!

Obama signs earmark-laden spending bill
PORKULATER, PROLETARIATS!

Kirk Endorsed by Senate Committee for Trade Representative Post
No, not that Kirk!

Blame the 'Lobby'

FBI raids office of D.C. CTO, Obama appointee
Federal agents this morning are searching the Judiciary Square office of Washington, D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer.

The search is part of "an ongoing investigation," said a spokeswoman for the FBI's D.C. Field Office, Lindsay Gotwin, said. She declined to comment further.

FBI Arrests Two After Raiding Office of Obama's Pick for "Information Officer"
FBI agents have made two arrests after raiding the D.C. office of the man tapped to be President Obama's chief information officer, sources told FOX News. The agents on Thursday morning raided the office of Vivek Kundra, who was leaving his post as the D.C. chief technology officer to join the administration. The investigation is related to allegations of corruption, one source said, but is not targeting Kundra. FBI agents arrested a District of Columbia government worker, Yusuf Acar, as well as Sushil Bansal, who works for a company called Advanced Integrated Technologies Corp, sources said. Both are expected in court later Thursday.
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Nobody's Fault But Mine

WFRL: Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle




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Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle


She'll come back as fire
And burn all the liars
Leave a blanket of ash on the ground