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Having Thanksgiving at my sisters today, and boy is it chaos!  But I love it!

I would like to take this time to thank God for all the things that he has given me: A wife, a handsome and healthy little boy, a roof over my head and a job.  So, thank you, God!  He truly has been good to me, and I don’t deserve it.

It’s too bad that we only feel this way once a year.

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to All!

“Those who forget the past are doomed to relive it,” or so they say.  It’s a never ending circle of deciet and despair.  As I’ve said before, the interventionist foreign policy of us arming nation against nation in the thought that the world cannot get along without us is the most corrupt form of coercion.  Read the following article and you will see that the very nation “that we are afraid of” is the very nation that the United States helped build.

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Despite the fact that South Korea admits it fired the first shots that prompted the North to retaliate, the vast majority of the establishment press are feverishly blaming North Korea for a new escalation in the crisis, while failing completely to acknowledge the fact that the whole fiasco was generated as a direct result of Uncle Sam’s policy through two separate administrations to ensure hereditary dictator Kim Jong-Il and his successors acquired the atom bomb.

As we have exhaustively documented, North Korea’s nuclear belligerency was almost exclusively a creation of the U.S. government in that they armed the Stalinist state both directly and indirectly through global arms dealers under their control, namely Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. While labeling North Korea as part of the “axis of evil,” the U.S. government was enthusiastically funding its nuclear weapons program at every stage.

Both the Clinton and Bush administrations played a key role in helping Kim Jong-Il develop North Korea’s nuclear prowess from the mid 1990’s onwards.

Just as with Saddam Hussein’s chemical and biological weapons program, it was Donald Rumsfeld who played a key role in arming Kim-Jong-Il.

Rumsfeld was man who presided over a $200 million dollar contract to deliver equipment and services to build two light water reactor stations in North Korea in January 2000 when he was an executive director of ABB (Asea Brown Boveri). Wolfram Eberhardt, a spokesman for ABB confirmed that Rumsfeld was at nearly all the board meetings during his involvement with the company.

Rumsfeld was merely picking up the baton from the Clinton administration, who in 1994 agreed to replace North Korea’s domestically built nuclear reactors with light water nuclear reactors. So-called government-funded ‘experts’ claimed that light water reactors couldn’t be used to make bombs. Not so according to Henry Sokolski, head of the Non-proliferation Policy Education Center in Washington, who stated, “LWRs could be used to produce dozens of bombs’ worth of weapons-grade plutonium in both North Korea and Iran. This is true of all LWRs — a depressing fact U.S. policymakers have managed to block out.”

“These reactors are like all reactors, they have the potential to make weapons. So you might end up supplying the worst nuclear violator with the means to acquire the very weapons we’re trying to prevent it acquiring,” said Sokolski.

The U.S. State Department claimed that the light water reactors could not be used to produce bomb grade material and yet in 2002 urged Russia to end its nuclear co-operation with Iran for the reason that it didn’t want Iran armed with weapons of mass destruction. At the time, Russia was building light water reactors in Iran.  According to the State Department, light water reactors in Iran can produce nuclear material but somehow the same rule doesn’t apply in North Korea.

In April 2002, the Bush administration announced that it would release $95 million of American taxpayer’s dollars to begin construction of the ‘harmless’ light water reactors in North Korea. Bush argued that arming the megalomaniac dictator Kim Jong-Il with the potential to produce a hundred nukes a year was, “vital to the national security interests of the United States.” Bush released even more money in January 2003, as was reported by Bloomberg News.

Bush released the funds despite the startling revelation, reported by South Korean newspapers, that a North Korean missile warhead had been found in Alaska.

Construction of the reactors was eventually suspended, but North Korea had an alternative source through which they could obtain the nuclear secrets vital to building an atom bomb arsenal – CIA asset and international arms smuggler AQ Khan.

In 2004, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s atom bomb program, admitted sharing nuclear technology via a worldwide smuggling network that included facilities in Malaysia that manufactured key parts for centrifuges.

Khan’s collaborator B.S.A. Tahir ran a front company out of Dubai that shipped centrifuge components to North Korea.

Despite Dutch authorities being deeply suspicious of Khan’s activities as far back as 1975, the CIA prevented them from arresting him on two occasions.

“The man was followed for almost ten years and obviously he was a serious problem. But again I was told that the secret services could handle it more effectively,” former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers said. “The Hague did not have the final say in the matter. Washington did.”

Lubbers stated that Khan was allowed to slip in and out of the Netherlands with the blessing of the CIA, eventually allowing him to become the “primary salesman of an extensive international network for the proliferation of nuclear technology and know-how,” according to George W. Bush himself, and sell nuclear secrets that allowed North Korea to build nuclear bombs.

“Lubbers suspects that Washington allowed Khan’s activities because Pakistan was a key ally in the fight against the Soviets,” reports CFP. “At the time, the US government funded and armed mujahideen such as Osama bin Laden. They were trained by Pakistani intelligence to fight Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Anwar Iqbal, Washington correspondent for the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, told ISN Security Watch that Lubbers’ assertions may be correct. “This was part of a long-term foolish strategy. The US knew Pakistan was developing nuclear weapons but couldn’t care less because it was not going to be used against them. It was a deterrent against India and possibly the Soviets.”

In September 2005 it emerged that the Amsterdam court which sentenced Khan to four years imprisonment in 1983 had lost the legal files pertaining to the case. The court’s vice-president, Judge Anita Leeser, accused the CIA of stealing the files. “Something is not right, we just don’t lose things like that,” she told Dutch news show NOVA. “I find it bewildering that people lose files with a political goal, especially if it is on request of the CIA. It is unheard of.”

In 2005, Pakistani President Pervez Musharaf acknowledged that Khan had provided centrifuges and their designs to North Korea.

Through their policies in aiding North Korea to build light water reactors, and via the CIA asset AQ Khan who was protected at every step of the way while he helped provide North Korea with the means to build a nuclear arsenal, the U.S. government itself is directly complicit in providing North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il with the nuclear weapons he now threatens to use against U.S. ally South Korea.

North Korea is controlled by a hereditary Stalinist dictatorship that has starved two million of its citizens to death in favor of building a million-man army. Some people put the figure at four million, one-quarter of the population. In the far north of the country there is a network of forced labor gulags where people who have ‘expressed a bland political opinion’ are, along with their entire families, tortured, raped and executed. Horrific bio-chemical experiments are performed on mass numbers of people. Babies are delivered and then stamped to death by the camp guards. If the mother screams while the guards are stamping on the baby’s neck, she is immediately assassinated by a firing squad. These guards are rewarded with bonuses and promotions for ripping out prisoners’ eyeballs.

The North Korean people are enslaved by a government that is using food as a weapon. Perhaps this is why the EU and the United States, via the UN World Food Program, resumed the shipment of hundreds of thousands of tons in food aid at the end of February 2003. This goes directly to the sitting dictatorship, which then decides who gets it by their level of allegiance to the state. Food aid only increases the power of Kim Jong-Il and yet it is veiled by the UN in bleeding heart humanitarian rhetoric. The money goes straight to enabling the North Korean leadership to live in the lap of westernized luxury with casinos and lavish new cars.

President Bush publicly claimed to loathe Kim Jong-Il and yet his administration, like Bill Clinton before him, set the policy to help North Korea obtain nuclear expertise. The U.S. intelligence network also protected AQ Khan and allowed him to provide the means with which North Korea acquired their nuclear capability.

If the tensions between the Koreas were to escalate into all out war, don’t expect the castrated American corporate media to mention how Kim Jong-Il and his successors grew to be such a threat in the first place – with the aid of nuclear weapons enthusiastically supplied by the U.S. government and its surrogates.

Sarah Palin has turned away from the juvenile forums of Facebook and Twitter, at least for a

All body...No brains

 while, to release a new book – America by Heart.  Well, in this case an excerpt.

“We have to know what makes America exceptional today more than ever because it is under assault today more than ever,” the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee writes in the excerpt released Saturday.

“I can’t think of a sadder prospect for Todd and me than our spending our sunset years telling our grandson, Tripp, and our grandchildren yet to come about what it was like in America when we were strong and proud and free,” she adds. “But maybe I can think of a sadder prospect: Tripp and our other grandchildren spending their whole lives working to pay off the irresponsible debt we have accumulated and are about to leave to them.”

‘Under assault today more than ever?’  C’mon, Sarah, you don’t mean to tell me that you still believe in the whole “terrorists attacked us on 9/11 because of our prosperity, religion, and that we are the brightest beacon of freedom” thing, do you?

‘Strong and proud and free?’  You would be including George W. Bush as an opponent to that very same thing, wouldn’t you?  I mean, after all, his malicious lies to the American people over Iraq.  His insistent “stay the course” when evidence was telling us to avoid the iceberg, the war crimes of torture, etc.  As an opponent to freedom you would be including President Bush’s National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 51 in that, wouldn’t you?

Just as a short tutorial – because we know you don’t like to read books – here’s a basic rundown: in the event that a matter of national security or cataclysmic event, the president has the power to bring all three branches of the federal government under his power, and it will take place of the nations regular government.

Not very Constitutional.  Not very much of the resemblance of “freedom”.  And, to me, not very much in the direction of the “Amer’can Way”.  By the way, to the casual reader, Directive 51 still sits on the President’s desk, no matter who the President is.  I suggest you click on the link and read the other topics.

Debt?  I couldn’t agree more.  But aside from being a political sniper for Fox News, not even a full term governor, and Sean Hannities BFF, how do you plan to handle the debt?  Why don’t we start with the failed foreign policy that you support?  To be completely truthful, our interventionist foreign policy does not make up all of our nation’s debt, but it contributes to a good chunk, and its a damn good place to start cutting.

Now I am a registered voter, Ms. Palin, so tell me, do you snipe politicians based on the fact of “party”, or do you hate the seed of corruption all the way around?  Because if it is the latter, then you wouldn’t have run with one of the most corrupt, ignorant politicians in 2008.

Sarah Palin has tapped into the disgruntled American syndrome and has grown monetarily fatter because of it.  Americans would be stupid to buy her books.

Or as Philip Giraldi says, “Sarah Palin doesn’t know anything about foreign policy.”

I seriously hope that Sarah Palin put a lot more thought into this book and used other forms of taking notes instead of her hand.

As an after thought, Sarah Palin’s Republican’s – or Teapublicans, whatever you want to call them – blocked unemployment benefits for Americans in the name of “balancing the budget”.  This reminds me of the aftermath of September 11, 2001 when then-President Bush legislated for unemployment benifits and the Republicans went with him.  Can you say friggin’ hypocritical?

I’ve got an idea: How about stop sending money to corrupt foreign governments?  Work outside in instead of inside out, and in the process shamming Americans out of a livelihood.  What a way to kick a person in the go-nads in the middle of the Holiday season? 

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
November 16, 2010

During a talk with the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a group of chief executives that government needs to impose a carbon tax in order to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and fight terrorism at the same time.

 
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“If this country ever wants to be energy independent, if we ever want to stop sending our monies to the terrorists who want to take our freedoms away and kill us, we’ve got to wean ourselves off all this foreign oil,” said Bloomberg. “We’ve got to make this decision: do you want to stop sending your money to terrorists and have terrorists come here, or do you not?”

Is Bloomberg worried about terrorists in Canada?

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the largest share of foreign oil imported by the United States comes from Canada (20.1%) followed by Saudi Arabia (13.8%). The United States and Saudi Arabia have shared full diplomatic relations since 1933.

In October, the State Department told Congress of its intention to make the biggest arms sale in American history — an estimated $60.5 billion — to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a country Bloomberg says harbors terrorists enabled by Americans driving cars and heating their homes.

It is true Saudi Arabia was (and still is) involved in terrorism — at the behest of the CIA and the United States. In the 1980s, the CIA and Saudi Arabia shared a special relationship while coordinating the covert war against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Saudis donated around $40 billion total for the war.

Saudi Osama bin Laden was tapped by the CIA in Instanbul to work with the Mujaheddin. He raised money from private Saudi citizens. An important part of the effort included introducing fanatical religious beliefs subsequently taken up by the Taliban, a movement organized by Pakistan’s ISI and paid for by the CIA and Saudi oil money.

It should not be a surprise the Saudis have shared an intimate relationship with the CIA and western intelligence for a number of decades. The Saudis worked closely with the Muslim Brotherhood — long ago compromised by British and U.S. intelligence — in the 1950s to depose the Arab nationalist and Egyptian president Gamal Abddul Nasser. The Saudis later worked with the CIA and exported their austere version of Sunni Islam, Wahhabism, to Afghanistan and Muslim points beyond.

In the 1970s, when Frank Church’s committee attempted to investigate CIA misdeeds, the Saudis teamed up with France, Egypt, Morocco, and Iran to form the Safari Club to put down rebellions in Africa and depose unfavorable governments in the neighborhood. Under Bush the Lesser, we discovered that the CIA was back in a big way.

Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal said the operation had the official blessing of CIA director George Bush Senior and the Saudi intelligence chief, Kamal Adham, who “transformed a small Pakistani merchant bank, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), into a world-wide money-laundering machine, buying banks around the world to create the biggest clandestine money network in history.”

The NSC’s Oliver North established a covert and illegal network to divert illicit funds from weapons sold to the Iranians to the Nicaraguan Contras. North used the Bank of Credit and Commerce International to channel money. Saudi Arabia laundered money and moved it through the BCCI and on to the renegade Contras.

On the other side of the Iran-Iraq exploit Saudi Arabia, along with Jordan, Kuwait, and Egypt, supplied Iraq with U.S. howitzers, helicopters, bombs, and other weapons with the secret approval of the Reagan administration during the Iran-Iraq war. In total, more than a million Iraqis and Iranians were butchered in this regional war instigated by Reagan, Bush, the NSC, CIA, Saudi intelligence, Pakistan’s ISI, and various junior partners and front organizations, including the BCCI, the spook bank.

The interests of the Saudi Kingdom were first and foremost in mind when elements of Saudi intelligence went to work with the global intelligence Mafia led by the CIA on the morning of September 11, 2001. Saudi operatives and patsies played a dominant role. Osama was directly linked to the Saudi royal family through his family.

Michael Bloomberg knows the Canadians and the Saudis are under the control of the New World Order. He also knows that virtually all terrorism of significance is orchestrated by the state.

But then Michael Bloomberg did not gather with the prestigious Wall Street Journal CEO Council to discuss history, politics, and the machinations of the global elite as they take down country after country.

Big time terrorist events like the mass slaughters in New York, London, Madrid, and Mumbai are invariably orchestrated by the state, as former German Defense Minister Andreas Von Buelow pointed out after the staged event in Washington and New York.

Bloomberg had a very explicit agenda — propagandize the notion of global climate change ahead of a plan to fleece the commoners in a staged effort to combat a looming biological threat.

The American people have the right to travel around the United States without being x-rayed, groped, or stopped along a highway because the military has put up blockades.  The government says that when we buy an airline ticket we “give up our rights”.  But as Congressman Paul says, “it is the duty of the government to protect our rights.”

People don’t have a problem with warrantless wiretaps or domestic eavesdropping by the government, but once you mention an infringement upon their right to own a gun or the freedom of speech – oh boy – don’t touch that!

Rights are not something that we can give up.  You cannot pick and choose what right you want to keep and what right you don’t want to keep.  It’s a packaged deal.  These Rights are what Our Founders fought so hard for.  And with a government that is fraught with conspiracy and corruption, why are we so willing to give up our rights?  Why are we so willing to trust them?

The government looks at us as if we are the ones to blame for everything.  We need to be investigated.  Well, for a change, let’s investigate the government.  Let’s hold tribunals and trials.  Enough with voting your “conscience” or “the lesser of two evils”.  Let’s throw these bums out on their asses.

Have you not noticed that since the elections, the government isn’t really sending “reassurances” in the fight against terror?  That the would-be attacks have stopped?  These all work in one cohesive fashion to drive fear at the heart of the American people.  It keeps you in support of a failed and corrupt foreign policy.  It keeps, though it may be small, your support for increased drone attacks in Pakistan under the guise of the “hunt for Osama bin Laden”.

If we were fighting for freedom we would be throwing the bums out all across this nation.

Rick Rozoff
Global Research,
Nov 12, 2010

The mainstream news media and alternative sources alike have seized on a recent revelation – though it is hardly such – published by McClatchy Newspapers that “The Obama administration has decided to begin publicly walking away from what it once touted as key deadlines in the war in Afghanistan in an effort to remove emphasis from Barack Obama’s pledge that he would begin withdrawing US forces in July 2011.” [1]

An article in this series of over a month earlier, U.S. And NATO To Wage War 15-Year War In Afghanistan And Pakistan [2], documented that much and more, and any attentive reader of news on the Internet during the preceding weeks would not have been surprised by the McClatchy feature.

On October 25 Edmund Whiteside, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council Secretary, spoke at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and according to the local press said, “Expect the war in Afghanistan — the longest military engagement in both Canadian and American history — to continue for a ‘very long’ time.” In his exact words, “Afghanistan will be a very long military venture.”

His position will be confirmed at the NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal next week, as will a major commitment demanded by the U.S.-dominated military bloc’s new Strategic Concept to be adopted at the meeting: The retention of nuclear arms in NATO’s arsenal and the continued stationing of American nuclear bombs in Europe. Whiteside also argued: “Canada says that it doesn’t need ballistic missiles. But Canada is part of a nuclear policy alliance. There’s no getting around that….” [3]

On November 8, the day before the McClatchy article appeared, the spokesman for the 152,000-troop, 50-nation, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, German Brigadier-General Josef Blotz, stated that “no timetable has been set for withdrawal of coalition troops from Afghanistan.”

Blotz confirmed that “There has been no timetable yet.”

In regard to transferring security control to Afghan forces, he said, “We will not [proceed] according to a fixed timetable, it will be carried out based on conditions to be achieved over the next couple of years.” [4]

On November 11, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada spoke on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea and said that “he’s decided…to keep troops in Afghanistan in a noncombat training role after Canada’s combat mission ends in 2011.”

Associated Press cited a senior Canadian government official verifying that his nation “will keep 750 military trainers and 250 support staff in Afghanistan until 2014….” [5]

A similarly bleak perspective on any withdrawal – or beginning of one – next year was offered on the preceding day by the commander of British forces in southern Afghanistan, Major General Nick Carter, who “gave a devastating assessment of the war effort in Afghanistan.”

Full article here