Τρίτη, 30 Νοεμβρίου 2010

"..cut off the head of the snake.."

King Abdullah's remarks on Iran are some of the most striking comments to be found in the leaks. Adbullah has repeatedly, alongside Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, implored the U.S. to take military action against Iran in response to its nuclear program, to in his words, “cut off the head of the snake."

Somalians Convicted of Piracy Based on US Slave-era Law

Federal trial stems from U.S. aims in the Horn of Africa
By Abayomi Azikiwe

Editor, Pan-African News Wire
Five Somalians nationals were convicted of piracy in a United States federal court in Norfolk, Virginia on Nov. 24. The sentencing of the Somalians will take place in March 2011 and they could be given life in prison based on a combination of slave-era laws and criminal statutes that have not been litigated in this manner since 1861.
The captured Somalians claimed that they were fishing off the coast of the country and were forced to fire on the “Nicholas”, a U.S. boat that was part of an international flotilla of warships stationed in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. Government prosecutors tried the case on the allegation that the defendants fired on a U.S. military boat thinking it was a commercial ship that could be held for ransom.  U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride stated after the convictions that “Today marks the first jury conviction of piracy in more than 190 years. Today’s conviction demonstrates that armed attacks on U.S.-flagged vessels are crimes against the international community and that pirates will face severe consequences in U.S. courts.” (examiner.com, Nov. 27)

Δευτέρα, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2010

CIA, Mossad and Soros behind Wikileaks... ?

Wayne Madsen :
CIA, Mossad and Soros behind Wikileaks  ?
(also read here ..>>  Julian Assange in the Honey Trap.. )
from:  "Pakistan daily"
[..From Iceland, Soros will be well-positioned to gain control over the massive mineral resources under the melting ice sheet of Greenland. Under the ice are the only major rare-earth deposits   outside of China and with such minerals at his disposal, Soros can control the world’s electronics industries. ..]

WMR has learned from Asian intelligence sources that there is a strong belief in some Asian countries, particularly China and Thailand, that the website Wikileaks, which purports to publish classified and sensitive documents while guaranteeing anonymity to the providers, is linked to U.S. cyber-warfare and computer espionage operations, as well as to Mossad’s own cyber-warfare activities.  Wikileaks claims to have decrypted video footage of a U.S. Predator air strike on civilians in Afghanistan and that covert U.S. State Department agents followed Wikileaks’s editor from Iceland to Norway in a surveillance operation conducted jointly by the United States and Iceland. Iceland’s financially-strapped government recently announced a policy of becoming a haven for websites that fear political oppression and censorship in their home countries. However, in the case of Wikileaks, countries like China and Thailand are suspicious of the websites’ actual “ownership.”Wikileaks says it intends to show its video at an April 5 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC but that its presenters may be detained or arrested before that time. WMR’s sources believe the Wikileaks “militancy” in the face of supposed surveillance appears fake. Our Asian intelligence sources report the following: “Wikileaks is running a disinformation campaign, crying persecution by U.S. intelligence- when it is U.S. intelligence itself. Its [Wikileaks'] activities in Iceland are totally suspect.” Wikileaks claims it is the victim of a new COINTELPRO [Counter Intelligence Program] operation directed by the Pentagon and various U.S. intelligence agencies. WMR’s sources believe that it is Wikileaks that is part and parcel of a cyber-COINTELPRO campaign, such as that proposed by President Obama’s “information czar,” Dr. Cass Sunstein.

'Israel behind hit on Iran N-scientist' - Dr. Majid Shahriyari

(Reuters) - Two car bomb blasts killed an Iranian nuclear scientist and wounded another in Tehran on Monday in what Iranian officials called an Israeli or U.S.-sponsored attack on its atomic program. The bombings, rare attacks in the Iranian capital, occurred ahead of a possible meeting between Iran and major powers next month to discuss its nuclear activity, which Western officials suspect is aimed at developing atom bombs. Iran denies this.In the past few months, the Islamic Republic has arrested a number of alleged "nuclear spies," warning citizens against leaking information to foreign secret services. Majid Shahriyari was martyred and his wife was injured ... Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani and his wife were both wounded," state radio said, referring to the two scientists. "The attackers planted a bomb on each of the teachers' vehicles."Abbas-Davani has been personally subjected to U.N. sanctions because of what Western officials said was his involvement in suspected nuclear weapons research. He was "not seriously injured in the blast," the semi-official Mehr news agency said.Iran's atomic energy agency chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Shahriyari had a role in one of its biggest nuclear projects, but did not elaborate, the official news agency IRNA reported.Salehi warned enemies not to "play with fire" by carrying out such attacks. "Our nation's patience has a limit ... When it is over our enemies will face a tedious fate," Salehi said, as quoted by IRNA."Dr Shahriyari was my student for many years and he had good cooperation with the Atomic Energy Organization."

Secret US embassy cables revealed

The US state department has worked to contain the potential fallout from the secret diplomatic cables [Reuters]

Κυριακή, 28 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Reactor started at Bushehr nuclear power plant

TEHRAN, November 27 (Itar-Tass) -- The reactor at the Bushehr nuclear power plant has begun operating, Vice-President and head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters on Saturday.
The reactor was completely loaded with fuel, and a few days ago it was sealed up. The water in the reactor "heart" is being gradually warmed. Then, final tests will be conducted, he said.

Σάββατο, 27 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Eating the Irish

(that punishing the populace for the bankers’ sins is worse than a crime; it’s a mistake.)
What we need now is another Jonathan Swift.
Most people know Swift as the author of “Gulliver’s Travels.” But recent events have me thinking of his 1729 essay “A Modest Proposal,” in which he observed the dire poverty of the Irish, and offered a solution: sell the children as food. “I grant this food will be somewhat dear,” he admitted, but this would make it “very proper for landlords, who, as they have already devoured most of the parents, seem to have the best title to the children.”
O.K., these days it’s not the landlords, it’s the bankers — and they’re just impoverishing the populace, not eating it. But only a satirist — and one with a very savage pen — could do justice to what’s happening to Ireland now.The Irish story began

Can being a Muslim be a main identity for a society?..(not dialogue with Naipaul)

Once again, Turkey is about to face another Emir Kusturica incident with the  Indian writer V.S. Naipaul.  The European Writers Parliament, or EWP, a large international literary event, is hosting Naipaul in Istanbul from Thursday to Saturday.  However, Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul’s invitation to speak at an Istanbul literary event has prompted controversy due to the author’s critical statements about Islam.  Daily Zaman writer Hilmi Yavuz was the first to mention the event in his column. He wrote that Naipaul said Muslim people were retarded and could not do anything rational. Later on, many other columnists such as Ahmet Hakan from daily Hürriyet and Bülent Somay from daily Radikal wrote about Naipaul and on what kind of writer he is. 

Παρασκευή, 26 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Britain Keeps Silent on Afghan Impostor Claim

PARIS — Authorities in London withheld a formal response on Friday to a reported accusation by a senior Afghan official that the British introduced an impostor posing as a high Taliban commander into the presidential palace in Kabul to meet President Hamid Karzai.
News of the embarrassing ruse emerged earlier this week in an article in The New York Times saying that a man identifying himself as Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, one of the most senior commanders in the Taliban movement, had held three meetings withNATO and Afghan officials, encouraging hopes of a negotiated settlement to the nine-year-old war.
The fake Taliban leader even met with President Karzai, after being flown to Kabul on a NATO aircraft and ushered into the presidential palace, officials said told The New York Times.

Προκαλούν οι εφοπληστές και τα δημοσιοκαφρικά τσιράκια τους

Προκαλούν οι εφοπληστές και τα δημοσιοκαφρικά τσιράκια τους

Από σήμερα τα ξημερώματα οι ναυτεργάτες έχουν ξεκινήσει νέα 48ωρη απεργία για να υπερασπίσουν το δικαίωμά τους στο μπάρκο, ενώ διεκδικούν ικανοποιητικές Συλλογικές Συμβάσεις Εργασίας, μόνιμη σταθερή εργασία, με πλήρη εργασιακά δικαιώματα. Αν τυχόν αναρωτηθείτε γιατί ξέσπασε ήδη –και αναμένετε να ενταθεί- πόλεμος λάσπης ενάντια στους ναυτεργάτες –πρωτοστατούν μέχρι τώρα τα ΜΜΕ που ελέγχει ο Αλαφούζος- ο λόγος είναι απλός. Όλα σχεδόν τα ΜΜΕ έχουν περάσει σε 4-5 επιχειρηματικούς και εφοπλιστικούς ομίλους. 

- «Καθημερινή» και Σκάι του εφοπλιστή Αλαφούζου αλλά και του εφοπλιστή Μαρινάκη, ο οποίος βρισκόταν σε συζητήσεις και με τον «Αδέσμευτο» του Δ. Ρίζου
- Ο «Ελεύθερος Τύπος» ανήκε μέχρι πρότινος στον εφοπλιστή Θ. Αγγελόπουλο. Το ίδιο και ο City FM, ο οποίος αγοράστηκε από τον εφοπλιστή Ρέστη, που στο μεταξύ έχει μπει και στην εκδοτική εταιρεία του Πέτρου Κωστόπουλου…
- Από τα «Νέα» και το «Βήμα» του Λαμπράκη περάσαμε πλέον τον όμιλο ΔΟΛ – Ρέστη (εφοπλιστής ο κ. Ρέστης) ο οποίος κατέχει και μεγάλο μέρος του Mega μαζί με τον όμιλο Μπόμπολα.
- Το STAR ανήκει στην εφοπλιστική οικογένεια Βαρδινογιάννη.
- Μέρος του καναλιού ALTER κατέχει και η Marfin του (και) εφοπλιστή Βγενόπουλου.
(Ιός, 24/10/2009) ...>> 

DPRK warns U.S., S. Korea against military drill

DPRK warns U.S., S. Korea against military drill

 Xinhua, November 26, 2010

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) warned Friday the U.S. and South Korea against the planned military drill, saying it is pushing the Korean Peninsula "to the brink of war."
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"The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching closer to the brink of war due to the reckless plan of those trigger-happy elements to stage again the war exercises targeted against the DPRK," the official Korean Central News Agency said.

A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a statement released on Friday that the recent "military provocation" of South Korea is "a product of the deliberate and premeditated plot" to "save its smear confrontational campaign from total bankruptcy, tarnish the daily rising might of the DPRK, scuttle the efforts for improving the north-south relations and tide over the domestic and international isolation and crisis."

Wikileaks to publish diplomatic papers on global corruption

Wikileaks to publish diplomatic papers on global corruption
Wikileaks plans to release classified U.S. diplomatic cables revealing corruption allegations against foreign governments and leaders, says a Reuters report quoting sources. The whistle-blowing website said in Twitter messages early this week that it would soon release 2.8 million secret papers, 

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Collapse of Irish Zombie Banks, Provoked Korean Crisis Escalate World Financial Breakdown Crisis

Collapse of Irish Zombie Banks, Provoked Korean Crisis Escalate World Financial Breakdown Crisis

DPRK warns U.S., S. Korea against military drill

Πέμπτη, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2010

AIPAC: Fighting for survival

AIPAC: Fighting for survival
The latest Aipac (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) scandal has not found its way into the mainstream media, although the Jewish media has done a great job in highlighting this very explosive story. (LATE UPDATE: The Washington Post is now reporting on the story.) The good news is that it does not much matter whether the New York Times runs the story or not. The Rosen vs. Aipac case is grinding its way through the courts and could well destroy the lobby without ever making its way on to the front page. Aipac is under siege, and is spending millions to stay alive.  But that will not be easy - even if Steve Rosen ultimately accepts a payoff from the organisation and refrains from telling what he knows. There is no need to recapitulate the story here. Nathan Guttman in the Forward explains it well. The bottom line is that Steve Rosen, Aipac's former #2 guy, who was indicted under the Espionage Act and then fired, is now suing the organisation for $20mn. 

"Είχαν προτείνει επέμβαση του Στρατού"

"Είχαν προτείνει επέμβαση του Στρατού"ΕκτύπωσηE-mail

Δύο χρόνια μετά τα Δεκεμβριανά που άλλαξαν την πορεία της σύγχρονης Ελλάδας και την οδήγησαν 18 μήνες μετά στην απώλεια της εθνικής κυριαρχίας της, ένα από τα σημαντικότερα ρεπορτάζ του defencenet.gr στην πεντάχρονη πορεία του, η πιθανότητα επέμβασης στρατιωτικών δυνάμεων και η επιβολή κατάστασης έκτακτης ανάγκης (στρατιωτικός νόμος), επιβεβαιώνεται από δηλώσεις ενός εκ των κυρίων υπευθύνων εκείνου του όργιου χάους που έσπρωξε την χώρα στην πιο δύσκολη φάση της σύγχρονης ιστορίας της, του τότε υπουργού Δημόσιας Τάξης, Προκόπη Παυλόπουλου.
Ο τότε υπουργός μιλώντας τώρα στην κρατική τηλεόραση στην εκπομπή του Στέλιου Κούλογλου με θέμα τα δύο χρόνια από την δολοφονία του Αλέξη Γρηγορόπουλου και τα όσα ακολούθησαν, παραδέχεται ότι κάποιοι είχαν προτείνει την επιβολή στρατιωτικού νόμου! Η αντίδραση  είχε έρθει από την ίδια την τότε στρατιωτική ηγεσία και ειδικά τον τότε Α/ΓΕΕΘΑ στρατηγό Δ.Γράψα. Εδώ βέβαια καταδεικνύεται για πρώτη φορά δημοσίως ότι υπήρξε ενός είδους "πολιτική ανυπακοή" στις Ένοπλες Δυνάμεις να επέμβουν...
Τώρα, δύο χρόνια μετά από εκείνο το ρεπορτάζ του defencenet.gr, το μοναδικό που γράφτηκε για το θέμα την αποφράδα νύχτα της 8ης Δεκεμβρίου 2008, μπορούμε να αποκαλύψουμε όχι βέβαια την πηγή που μας είχε μεταδώσει τις πληροφορίες, αλλά την φράση που είχε χρησιμοποιήσει ο ανώτατος αξιωματικός όταν μας ενημέρωνε σχετικά: «Ναι, μας ζήτησαν επέμβαση, αλλά οι μαλ...κες πέθαναν. Ας βρούν αλλού κορόϊδα»
Ακουλουθούν τα δύο δημοσιεύματα-ντοκουμέντα εκείνης της νύχτας τα οποία μπορείτε να βρείτε και στην ενότητα «Aσφάλεια-Δημόσια Τάξη» στις 8 Δεκεμβρίου 2008, του site:
"Χάος στη χώρα - Διαψεύδεται η επιφυλακή των Ενόπλων Δυνάμεων -  ...

police surveillance related demonstrations this Saturday in London.

Life is too Short to be Controlled - Part 2
Ανέβηκε από visionontv. - Οι πιο φρέσκες video-ειδήσεις.
From midday at Trafalgar Square is the annual march to Downing Street for
justice for those who have died in custody. Organised by United Families and Friends Campaign / United Campaign Against Police Violence

Following that is the 'Life is too short to be controlled' event called by London No Borders. 3pm Picadilly Circus - see video for further details.

Swedish court rejects appeal of WikiLeaks' founder

Swedish court rejects appeal of WikiLeaks' founder

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A Swedish court, the Svea Court of Appeal, said on Wednesday that it had rejected the appeal of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange against the international arrest warrant on him.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange listens during a news conference on the internet release of secret documents about the Iraq War, in London October 23, 2010. [Xinhua]
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange listens during a news conference on the internet release of secret documents about the Iraq War, in London October 23, 2010. [Xinhua] 
"The Svea Court of Appeal has today decided to reject Julian Assange's appeal against the Stockholm district court decision to remand him," the court said in a statement. An international arrest warrant was issued last Saturday after the district court approved the order last Thursday.The Stockholm District Court ordered an arrest warrant for questioning Assange on an accusation of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion in Sweden in August.Two women who reportedly attended Assange's seminars launched the accusation in August. Assange, a 39-year-old Australian, has denied the charges and claimed that the case was part of a "smear campaign" against him because his whistleblower website posted 77,000 secret U.S. files on the Afghan conflict in July and also published an unprecedented 400,000 classified U.S. documents on the Iraq war last month. Assange is now believed to be in Britain while he was seen in Geneva early this month. He had applied for a Swedish permanent residence permit earlier, but was rejected by the Swedish Immigration Office.

DPRK warns of retaliation against S. Korea

DPRK warns of retaliation against S. Korea

The military of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday blamed the United States for "misrepresenting" the shelling incident, warning of retaliations if there are more "military provocations" by South Korea.  "Korean People's Army will deal without hesitation the second and third strong physical retaliatory blow" in that case, the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army said in a notice sent to the U.S.forces in South Korea, according to the official KCNA news agency.The KCNA blamed the United States for its attempt to misrepresent the shelling incident, "while thoughtlessly shielding the south Korean puppet forces who dared make a preempt shelling at the DPRK." The exchange of artillery fire on Tuesday between the two sides killed four people. In the notice, the DPRK army said the situation goes to prove that it is the South Korean forces "which actually violated the Armistice Agreement and it was none other than the U.S. which sparked off the conflict in the above-said waters." The United States has publicly voiced support for South Korea after the shellings, pledging to protect South Korea and would stand "shoulder to shoulder" with the Asian ally. The shelling incident has escalated the already-tense situation on the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang and Seoul have blamed each other for setting off the artillery attacks. In the notice, the DPRK military reiterated its claim that it's South Korea fired shells into DPRK territories without announcement while staging military exercises, straining the situation on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea has reinforced the security forces in the area and ordered extra troops deployed on islands near the DPRK side on Thursday. The latest clash was seen as an omen of further deterioration of the situation on the Peninsula following a longtime stall of the six-party talks and the sinking of a South Korean warship in late March.

New Israeli Settlement in Jabel Mukaber - Police and Settlers take over Kara'in house 23/11/10

New Israeli Settlement in Jabel Mukaber - Police and Settlers take over Kara'in house 23/11/10
Israeli police officers evicted the Kara'in family, who had disputed the sale of their property by a now-dead relative, and Settlers moved in on the same day.

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli settlers took control of a Palestinian-owned apartment in the At-Tur neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday, residents said. Palestinians in the area said the apartment was the subject of a five-year legal battle in which a court ultimately ruled in favor of the Israelis.
The reported takeover comes a day after Israeli police evicted a Palestinian family from their home in Jerusalem's Jabal Mukabber neighborhood. Israeli settlers said they purchased the house from a now-deceased relative of the family, a claim the original inhabitants disputed.

Το μυστικό της ευτυχίας

Το μυστικό της ευτυχίας

Εκατομμύρια πολίτες κατέβηκαν στους δρόμους πανηγυρίζοντας εκστασιασμένοι για το μεγάλο καλό (κατά Πάγκαλο) που τους βρήκε. Απολαμβάνοντας το αγγούρι του ΔΝΤ ζητωκραύγαζαν και φώναζαν ότι θέλουν κι άλλο. Κάποιες δεκάδες από αυτούς προσπάθησαν να σπάσουν την αλυσίδα μπροστά από την βουλή με σκοπό να εισέλθουν για να καταθέσουν και τα τελευταία τους ευρώ.
Αναγνωρίζοντας ότι το χρήμα δεν φέρνει την ευτυχία συνειδητοποίησαν ότι τελικά η τρόικα βρίσκεται στην Ελλάδα για να μας βοηθήσει να το φιλοσοφήσουμε το θέμα και να αφεθούμε στην προσδοκία της δευτέρας παρουσίας και να ασχοληθούμε με πνευματικές ανησυχίες αφήνοντας για τους τραπεζίτες τα άνευ ουσίας θέματα που σχετίζονται με το χρήμα. Ως λαός δεν μπορούμε να καταδεχθούμε και να πέσουμε χαμηλά για τα χρήματα γι΄ αυτό και δεν έχουμε αντιδράσεις για την μείωση του εισοδήματος μας. Είμαστε υπεράνω χρημάτων.

Τετάρτη, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Russia and China have lifted restrictions on trade in the rubles and the yuan

Russia and China have lifted restrictions on trade in the rubles and the yuan in a bid to boost bilateral trade and economic cooperation, following the results of a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao on Tuesday. "This is a serious step forward towards creating better trade conditions and this is the result of the strengthening of our economies," Putin said. The restrictions were lifted after Russia and China signed a protocol on amendments on Tuesday to the existing Russian-Chinese trade and economic cooperation agreement dated March 5, 1992. The document was signed by Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Savatyugin and Chinese Deputy Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng. "Until now, under our previous agreements, we made mutual settlements exclusively in foreign currency, first of all, in U.S. dollars, and now, as the first step, trade in Russian rubles has started on the forex exchange in China and at the beginning of December trade in the yuan will begin in Moscow," Putin said. In 2002, Russia and China started an experiment in their border areas, which allowed Russian and Chinese banks to open ruble and yuan accounts . A year later, the Bank of Russia and the People's Bank of China signed an agreement on trade in national currencies.

According to Viktor Melnikov, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Central Bank, Russian-Chinese trade from 2003 to 2010 in the border areas jumped more than 900 percent, while absolute volumes are not as high as some technical problems, for example VAT refund, impede bilateral trade. In 2009, bilateral trade in the Russian national currency amounted to 15.5 billion rubles while trade in the Chinese currency totaled 53 million yuan or $7.79 million. Over the same period, overall Russian-Chinese trade turnover amounted to $38.8 billion. Putin said trade turnover between Russia and China in 2010 would probably reach the pre-crisis level and added the January-September turnover had already grown by 56 percent to $42 billion.
ST PETERSBURG, November 23 (RIA Novosti)

Israel to build fence on Egypt border

Israel is set to begin construction of a 250-kilometer wall along its southwestern border with Egypt in a move that Tel Aviv claims to be aimed at stemming the flow of immigrants.

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Tractors, bulldozers and engineers are expected to arrive at a planned location on Monday to start building the barrier with surveillance cameras mounted on the top, the Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday, citing Israeli claims that the project is to prevent thousands of African immigrants from crossing into Israel from Egypt. According to the report, the plan would cost $358 million as part of a broader security project, which was given the go-ahead by the Israeli defense ministry in March. 

Τρίτη, 23 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Ireland - Nov 2010

Did Mossad kill Uwe Barschel ? - μία παράξενη ιστορία από το παρελθόν..

Accusations of Israeli involvement in the suspicious death of a German politician have been revived, following new autopsy evidence revealed by a medical examiner. The case involves the death of Christian Democratic Union politician Uwe Barschel, who on October 11, 1987, was found dead in the bathtub of room 317 of the Beau-Rivage hotel in Geneva, Switzerland. His sudden death occurred less than a month after he was forced to resign from the post of Governor of West Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein state, following his involvement in a dirty-tricks campaign against his rival Björn Engholm, of Germany’s Social Democratic Party.  Swiss authorities, based on an initial postmortem that revealed lethal levels of barbiturates in Barschel’s system, ruled the death a suicide. But now Dr Hans Brandenberger, who was one of the toxicological experts that examined Barschel, claims that he is possession of new evidence that points to murder as the cause of the German politician’s death. Speaking on Sunday to Germany’s quality Welt am Sonntag broadsheet, Dr Brandenberger said that computer analysis of the original 1987 autopsy data makes it “next to certain that Barschel was injected with [the strong sedative] Noludar shortly before his death through the rectum”.  The toxicologist claims that the strong tranquilizer was part of a complex cocktail of drugs that was force-fed to the German politician after he was sedated, probably with the help of a spiked drink. Dr Brandenberger’s allegations have breathed new life to claims that Barschel was in fact murdered by Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, who targeted him because of his inside knowledge of Iran-Contra scandal dealings. Specifically, Barschel is said to have known about an alleged transfer of Israeli military aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran, facilitated under United States oversight through German mediators.  Following his resignation from his governor post, he had threatened to publicize insider accounts of the alleged transfer. During the Iran-Contra Scandal (1985-1986), Israel acted as Washington’s conduit in supplying US-made weapons to Iran and then channeling the profits to the Contras paramilitary mercenaries fighting Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. Incidentally, Israel did so in full knowledge of the fact that the Iranian government was at that time the primary military supplier of Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Δευτέρα, 22 Νοεμβρίου 2010

ΠΑΣΟΚ 1976 !!

Το "αμαρτωλό" συγκρότημα Λαμπράκη ..

Το "αμαρτωλό" συγκρότημα Λαμπράκη

Εχτές είχαμε δημοσιεύσει καταγγελία για την τρομοκρατία της εργοδοσίας του ΔΟΛ κατά των εργαζομένων. Είχαν προηγηθεί καταγγελίες για τις απολύσεις που είχε κάνει στα «Ελληνικά Γράμματα» είχαν δει το φως τις δημοσιότητας τα «κατορθώματα» διευθυντικών στελεχών του ΔΟΛ σε βάρος εργαζομένων.

Για το ίδιο αμαρτωλό «συγκρότημα» τύπου,είχαμε δημοσιεύσει ανάρτηση στην οποία επικαλούμενοι στοιχεία από το περιοδικό «ΤΟΤΕ» -τεύχος Σεπτέμβρη, Οκτώβρη 2008- δείχναμε τον βρόμικο ρόλο που έχει παίξει στην πρόσφατη πολιτική ιστορία της χώρας μας. Σήμερα εμπλουτίζουμε το αρχείο μας, για την άθλια ιστορική διαδρομή αυτού του «συγκροτήματος» από ένα πολύ χαρακτηριστικό δημοσίευμα του «Ριζοσπάστη» που υπογράφει ο Νίκος Μπογιόπουλος.

Το παραθέτουμε:
Η προβοκατόρικη αθλιότητα των «Νέων» περί των υποτιθέμενων «ανίερων συμμαχιών» του ΚΚΕ με τη ΝΔ επιχειρήθηκε προχτές να επενδυθεί και με βαρύγδουπες αναλύσεις.
Χαρακτηριστικό το απόσπασμα που δημοσιεύτηκε προχτές στο κύριο άρθρο της εφημερίδας του συγκροτήματος Λαμπράκη:
«Η πολιτική ιστορία ενός τόπου γράφεται με τις επιλογές που κάνουν οι πολιτικές δυνάμεις του.
Αυτές οι πολιτικές ορίζουν την έκβαση των πραγμάτων σε ό,τι αφορά τη συνολική πορεία του, τη διακυβέρνησή του και εν γένει τη μοίρα του λαού του.
Η νεώτερη πολιτική ιστορία μας είναι γεμάτη με πολιτικές αποφάσεις οι οποίες πληρώθηκαν ακριβά γιατί υπήρξαν κατώτερες των περιστάσεων.
Ολες οι παρατάξεις βαρύνονται με τέτοιες αποφάσεις τις τελευταίες δεκαετίες. Στην κομμουνιστική Αριστερά όμως - και κυρίως το ΚΚΕ - αναλογεί το πιο σημαντικό μερίδιο».
(«Νέα», 11/11/2010)
Παρακαλούμε την προσοχή σας:

1) «Εντός εικοσιτετραώρων η κατάληψις της χώρας μας θα έχει συμπληρωθή. Ετσι η Ελλάς βγαίνει από τον πόλεμο - και βγαίνει οριστικώς από τον πόλεμον, καθ' ον τρόπον εβγήκαν όλαι σχεδόν αι χώραι της ηπειρωτικής Ευρώπης. Δεν είνε μόνη η Ελλάς που ευρίσκεται εις αυτήν την θέσιν. Από της Νορβηγίας μέχρι του Ταινάρου και από των Πυρηναίων μέχρι των παρυφών της Ουκρανίας υπάρχει δι' όλους τους λαούς της Ευρώπης απόλυτος ταυτότης εις τας πολιτικάς και άλλας συνθήκας της υπάρξεώς των. Αυτό δεν το λέγομεν προς παρηγορίαν μας. Τα λέγομεν διά να τονίσωμεν την βασικήν κατά την γνώμην μας αλήθειαν που δεν πρέπει ποτέ να φεύγη από τα μάτια μας, ότι δηλαδή τα ελληνικά προβλήματα που εδημιουργήθησαν από της 27ης Απριλίου δεν ημπορούν να αντιμετωπισθούν παρά εις το πλαίσιο της Νέας Ευρωπαϊκής πραγματικότητος. Πρέπει να καταλάβουμε ότι εφεξής αποτελούμεν μέρος ενός εκτεταμένου ηπειρωτικού συνόλου του οποίου όλα τα τμήματα θα έχουν αναποφεύκτως κοινότητα κατευθύνσεων και προπαντός κοινότητα συμφερόντων, οικονομικών και άλλων. Αυτή η ηπειρωτική σύλληψις της υποστάσεώς μας πρέπει να αποτελέση το πλαίσιον μέσα εις το οποίον θα κινηθούμε. Η τύχη μας είναι εφεξής αρρήκτως συνδεδεμένη προς την τύχη της γηραιάς ηπείρου της οποίας αποτελούμεν την νοτιοανατολικήν εσχατιάν».
(«Ελεύθερο Βήμα», 29/4/1941)

Λαπαβίτσας: Η χώρα μπαίνει σε τροχιά αυτοκτονίας

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«Όσο αυξάνεται η ανεργία και χειροτερεύουν οι τραπεζικές πιστώσεις, τόσο χειρότερα θα γίνονται τα πράγματα για τις επενδύσεις. Υπάρχει κίνδυνος να λιμνάσει η ελληνική οικονομία για χρόνια», δηλώνει ο καθηγητής οικονομικών στη Σχολή Ανατολικών και Αφρικανικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου του Λονδίνου, Κώστας Λαπαβίτσας, σε συνέντευξή του στην εφημερίδα «Ελευθερία» και στον Αποστόλη Ζώη. Ακολουθεί ολόκληρη η συνέντευξη.
Ποιοί οι λόγοι για τους οποίους οδηγούμαστε σε νέα μέτρα;
“Ο κυριότερος λόγος είναι ότι ναυάγησε η οικονομική πολιτική της κυβέρνησης Παπανδρέου. Η λιτότητα έφερε βαθειά ύφεση, δηλαδή μείωση του ΑΕΠ κατά 4.5% το τελευταίο τρίμηνο, ανεργία 12.2% τον Αύγουστο με παράλληλη συρρίκνωση της απασχόλησης, σημαντική πτώση των εξαγωγών τον Σεπτέμβριο, αδυναμία της κατανάλωσης, αδυναμία των επενδύσεων, υποχώρηση των πιστώσεων, αλλά και πληθωρισμό στο 5.2%. Οι εκτιμήσεις των ειδικών του Μνημονίου αποδεικνύονται τελείως λανθασμένες.
Η κυβέρνηση δεν μπόρεσε καν να πετύχει το στόχο μείωσης του ελλείμματος. Τα έσοδα υπολείπονται, πρώτον, λόγω της ύφεσης που έχει περιορίσει την αποδοτικότητα των έμμεσων φόρων και, δεύτερον, λόγω της υποτονικής λειτουργίας του φοροσυλλεκτικού μηχανισμού, ο οποίος αντιδρά στις μισθολογικές περικοπές, αλλά και στο διασυρμό που έχει υποστεί. Η αναθεώρηση των στοιχείων από τη Γιούροστατ έφερε το έλλειμμα στο 9.4% για το 2010, τελείως πέρα από τις προβλέψεις του Μνημονίου.