6/30/10

run along and play now

1) Review

Who is Al Qaeda?

"When video was released showing the two top Al Qaeda spokesmen, taking the place of Osama bin Laden, were American born Jews, the news was quickly removed from the press."




A created enemy to prolong a war, which provides cover for insanely profitable drug trafficking among other things, and which directs Americans to hate Muslims.

In the past year the war appears to move to the Western Hemisphere via West African and South American drug trafficking routes.

(Reuters 1/4/10) Colombia rebels, al Qaeda in "unholy" drug alliance Colombian guerrillas have entered into "an unholy alliance" with Islamic extremists who are helping the Marxist rebels smuggle cocaine through Africa on its way to European consumers, a U.S. official told Reuters. Interdiction efforts have made it more difficult to send cocaine straight from Colombia and other Andean producer nations to the United States and Europe.
So criminal organizations including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, are going through Africa to access the European market. And they are doing it with the help of al Qaeda and other groups branded terrorists by Washington, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. [Jay Bergman, DEA director for the Andean region of South America - ed.]
Al Qaeda, as shown above. Helping Islamic extremists and Marxist rebels smuggle drugs.

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The hub of organized crime in South America is the Tri-Border Area (TBA).

In 2003, a paper titled Terrorist and Organized Crime Groups in the Tri-Border Area (TBA) of South America (pdf) described in detail the many criminal and Islamist elements from around the world operating in the TBA, an organized crime paradise. Chinese, Russian, Lebanese, etc. Eventually, the TBA came to the attention of the appropriate authorities.

The bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires on March 17, 1992, followed by the bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (Asociación Mutual Israeli-Argentina —AMIA), a Jewish community center, in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, focused the attention of the TBA countries, Israel, and the United States on the TBA because the investigation into both attacks led back to Hizballah operatives in the TBA.
There's actually a very well-developed narrative about this area being connected to Hezbollah, Hamas, Lebanon, Iran and al Qaeda, among others. (Terrorist threat in the Tri-Border Area: myth or reality? 2004; Organized Crime: From Trafficking to Terrorism, Volume 2, pp. 159-161)
The TBA narrative extends well back into the 1990s. Has the problem been solved? No. Organized crime activities, including human trafficking, continues at full tilt from the TBA.

TBA drug traffickers have been laundering their drug money through US banks also back into the 1990s:

One of the most well known money laundering scandals involved Banestado, the bank of Brazil’s Parana state. In 1995, five banks in the tri-border region, including Banestado, were authorized to open currency exchange accounts, known as CC-5 accounts. CC-5 accounts quickly became popular in money laundering, and brokers opened hundreds of fake CC-5 accounts, into which criminals deposited millions of reals. The money was then wired in dollars to the Banestado branch in New York City and from there to other banks, usually in countries considered to be tax havens. Money changers and complicit Banestado officials took cuts from each transaction. More than 250 phony CC-5 accounts have since been identified, and it is suspected that as much as $30 billion passed through Banestado accounts in the U.S. between 1996 and 1999, a portion of which was likely laundered. The case is still being investigated. (6/10/08)

Meanwhile, the scourge of murderous drug traffickers in Mexico, on the US border, has increased.

All the problems only seem to get worse, even though the authorities know about them. Why is that?



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The difference between state-sponsored violence and gang-related violence, as seen in Guatemala:

Gang-related violence has certain characteristics.

  • bodies are not usually mutilated or tortured
  • perpetrators almost always use guns
  • bodies are most often left in the place where the homicide occurred
  • gang members flee the crime scene quickly to avoid being apprehended
  • perpetrators usually lack the resources to move bodies without being seen or caught
  • motives are usually self-defense or revenge
Social cleansing and state-sponsored violence has different characteristics.
  • bodies are often heavily mutilated and tortured, strangled, cut up, beaten, bound
  • bodies are left in relatively public spaces, showing a high level of premeditation
  • the perpetrators have the money and protection to transport the body to a public place
  • motives are exterminating a specific social group, creating and/or reinforcing a culture of terror
  • terror is amplified and compounded by retelling and news reports
  • gangs are named as perpetrators, the culture of fear reinforced

Social cleansing and state-sponsored violence does not get investigated.
What may arguably be the strongest indication of the state’s role in the current violence is an absolute void of effective homicide investigations. Null or non-existent forensic investigations are a textbook indication of social cleansing. They allow for complete impunity, a heightened culture of terror, and increased powerlessness of victims’ family members, and more widely, civil society.


2) Progression

Rep Sue Myrick (R-NC) has told Janet Napolitano to provide increased surveillance for Hezbollah operations along the US Mexico border.

Or, as put by Israel Today: http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=21409

Lebanese terrorist militia Hizballah is eager to threaten not only Israel, but its allies in the US as well. What better way to reach them than to team up with the top infiltrators of American borders, the Mexican drug cartels?
Indeed, what better way indeed? The Mexican drug cartels have been getting away with bloody murder for a long time, and no one ever seems to be able to do a thing about it. Hey what took Hezbollah so long to figure this out?

Myrick Calls For Taskforce to Investigate Presence of Hezbollah on the US Southern Border 

Dear Secretary Napolitano:
Former intelligence officials have suggested that Hezbollah has increased its presence in Central and South America, and are now operating in Mexico and on our southern border. Even more troubling is that I believe Hezbollah and the drug cartels may be operating as partners on our border.
I believe we need to do more intelligence gathering on Hezbollah's presence on our border. I therefore request that you form a Homeland Security task force to engage US and Mexican law enforcement and border patrol officials about Hezbollah's presence, activities, and connections to gangs and drug cartels.
This task force should develop a public report on this issue, so that the American public understands these threats. They should also develop a report for intelligence officials and policymakers, complete with policy recommendations on how we can clamp down on Hezbollah's operations on our border. 

Where is the evidence?

Thanks to the good work done by the Treasury Department, terrorist organizations like Hezbollah have found it increasingly hard to obtain or transfer funds through financial institutions. As a result, Hezbollah has increased their presence in drug trafficking to obtain funds that cannot be traced.
Many experts believe Hezbollah and drug cartels have been loosely working together for decades. We have seen their cooperation in countries across South America, particularly the tri-border area of South America (bounded by Puerto Iguazu, Argentina; Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; and Foz do Iguazo, Brazil). Hezbollah operates almost like a Mafia family in this region, often demanding protection money and "taxes" from local inhabitants.
In fact, while speaking about Hezbollah and the drug cartels, former Chief of Operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Michael Braun stated: "Hezbollah relies on the same criminal weapons smugglers, document traffickers and transportation experts as the drug cartel...They work together; they rely on the same shadow facilitators. One way or another they are all connected."
The connection between Hezbollah and the drug cartels has seemed to grow over the past few years. This may be especially true on the US Southern border.
Across states in the Southwest, well trained officials are beginning to notice the tattoos of gang members in prisons are being written in Farsi. We have typically seen tattoos in Arabic, but Farsi implies a Persian influence that can likely be traced back to Iran and its proxy army, Hezbollah. These tattoos in Farsi are almost always seen in combination with gang or drug cartel tattoos. These combinations have been increasing in number and point to the fact that these criminals are tied to both Hezbollah and gangs and drug cartels.
Former intelligence officials have pointed to the terrain that makes up our border, especially in the San Diego border sector, as a reason why drug cartels have been partnering with Hezbollah. This terrain is very much like the areas around Israel's borders. As we well know, Hezbollah is extremely skilled in the construction of tunnels. Israel has time and again found Hezbollah tunnels leading into Israel, some of which are large enough to accommodate trucks. Likewise, these intelligence officials say that the drug cartels, in an effort to dig larger and more effective tunnels, are employing the expertise of Hezbollah. For their expertise, Hezbollah could be receiving a cut of the drug money or even be helping put cash up front to assist in the overall drug operations.
Iranian President Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appear have formed a tight bond. This is concerning on many levels, but it may also explain the recent rise of Iranian nationals being apprehended by well trained border agents. Experts believe Iranian agents and members of Hezbollah are going to Venezuela to learn Spanish. When somewhat fluent, they obtain false documents in hopes of crossing the US border as a Hispanic. If stopped by border agents when trying to cross, they try to pass off as Mexican. Only well trained border agents can detect that their Spanish accent is Venezuelan, not Mexican. If this is not detected they are merely sent back into Mexico where they try to cross into the US again, rather than binging detained for more questioning.
The Venezuela and Hezbollah false documentation connection is further supported by NY County District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau's comments at a Brookings Institution speech on December 8, 2009. He stated: "Particularly alarming, within the ranks of Chavez's corrupt government lie supporters of Hezbollah. In fact, Mr. El Aissami, who at one time headed Onidex, the Venezuelan passport and naturalization agency inside the interior ministry, is suspected of having issued passports to members of Hamas and Hezbollah." If officials within Venezuela are willingly giving away passports to Hezbollah, it stands to reason they can help them with a variety of other fraudulent documentation.
Further, some authorities have opined that Hezbollah and other Islamic radicals have been welcomed into Mexico and other Latin American countries by the cartels because of their access to cheap narcotics from Afghanistan. One high ranking Mexican Army officer, who asked not to be named for security reasons, states they believe Hezbollah may be training the Mexican drug cartels' enforcers in the art of bomb making. This might lead to Israel-like car bombings of Mexican/USA border personnel or National Guard units in the border regions. This militant threat could be exacerbated by the current tensions between the US and Iran, since Iran directs Hezbollah.
A taskforce could explore all these issues. It is vital we know what is happening on our border, especially as crime and violence continue to rise there and as terrorist plots and threats are increasing inside the US.
I thank you for your attention to this vital national security issue, and hope that you can initiate a task force on this as soon as possible.
Oooooh, a conspiracy. Unidentified former intelligence officials suspecting things and driving policy.

By the way, Mexico has already deployed 45,000 troops, the US and Mexico have pledged $1.1 billion over the past two years, plus another 17,000+ US agents and troops, to no avail.

Because unfortunately, these drug traffickers -- whoever they are -- have been able to launder their money through US banks, including Wachovia and Bank of America, year after year.


The admission came in an agreement that Charlotte, North Carolina-based Wachovia struck with federal prosecutors in March, and it sheds light on the largely undocumented role of U.S. banks in contributing to the violent drug trade that has convulsed Mexico for the past four years.  ...“Wachovia’s blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations,” says Jeffrey Sloman, the federal prosecutor who handled the case.  

...“It’s the banks laundering money for the cartels that finances the tragedy,” says Martin Woods, director of Wachovia’s anti-money-laundering unit in London from 2006 to 2009. Woods says he quit the bank in disgust after executives ignored his documentation that drug dealers were funneling money through Wachovia’s branch network. “If you don’t see the correlation between the money laundering by banks and the 22,000 people killed in Mexico, you’re missing the point,” Woods says.

So in order to fix the problem, someone would have to go after the banks. Hahahahaha. The banks all say they take this very seriously and they really haven't done anything wrong. And even when they do, as Wachovia just admitted, they pay a fine. In this case Wachovia paid $160 million, or less than 2% of it's $12.3 billion profit in 2009, promising to revamp their detection systems. And if they do the US government will drop all charges as soon as March of 2011.

The US Government...SO easy to work with!

“We have substantially increased the caliber and number of staff in our international investigations group, and we also significantly upgraded the monitoring software,” Eshet says. The agreement bars the bank from contesting or contradicting the facts in its admission. The bank declined to answer specific questions, including how much it made by handling $378.4 billion -- including $4 billion of cash-from Mexican exchange companies.
The 1970 Bank Secrecy Act requires banks to report all cash transactions above $10,000 to regulators and to tell the government about other suspected money-laundering activity. Big banks employ hundreds of investigators and spend millions of dollars on software programs to scour accounts.
No big U.S. bank -- Wells Fargo included -- has ever been indicted for violating the Bank Secrecy Act or any other federal law. Instead, the Justice Department settles criminal charges by using deferred-prosecution agreements, in which a bank pays a fine and promises not to break the law again.

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An arrest in Paraguay, reported 6/17/10:

ASUNCION: Interpol said Tuesday it has arrested a Lebanese national suspected of funneling money to the Shiite militant group Hizbullah in Paraguay in the tri-border area with Argentina and Brazil. Moussa Hamdan, 38, was arrested in Ciudad del Este, part of the Triple Frontier, a region the United States has repeatedly cited as being exploited by militant groups that “finance terrorist activities.”

So the TBA is repeatedly cited by the US as a region exploited by militant groups that "finance terrorist activities." And yet, the primary method of financing terrorist activities comes through organized crime activities like drug trafficking and human trafficking. And the money from organized crime is being laundered through the banking system, including in the US. And when it comes to banks, the US government has a very friendly relationship with the banks, a little slap on the wrist a little fine, a few promises, kiss kiss hug hug and off they go.

The only thing that changes are the terrorists who must be captured and punished and brought to the attention of the American people. So we're looking at Hezbollah here. Naturally.

6/28/10

the race to the bottom of the barrel

The entire panel appointed by the Catholic Church to investigate clerical sex abuse cases in Belgium has resigned en masse because they have no more files to work from. Police confiscated their files.

The panel, made up of clergymen and chaired by a top Belgian child abuse expert, Peter Adriaenssens, was set up to allow confidential reporting of abuses, even in cases that have fallen outside of the statute of limitations and would no longer be punishable by the law. But late last week, magistrates conducting parallel investigations ordered police to raid the committee's offices, in which computers were seized along with documentation. The panel met Monday and decided to hand in their resignations, effective from Thursday, according to the reports.

"It is a very regrettable affair for the church but most of all for the victims," Eric De Beukelaer, spokesman for the head of Belgium's Catholic Church, Cardinal Andre-Joseph Leonard, told the Belga news agency.
Now the privacy of the victims cannot be assured, according to the Church. Because ordinary magistrates will not know how to respect privacy?

Church authorities stressed that the privacy of victims could no longer be guaranteed once abuse cases are investigated by ordinary magistrates. The raid was prompted by complaints to the courts from a renegade priest that allegations of abuse were being hushed down. Investigators conducted the highly publicized search of Leonard's office and the home of his predecessor, Cardinal Godfried Danneels, that took place while all Belgian bishops were meeting with an envoy of Pope Benedict XVI.

The prelates were held in the room for several hours, their mobile phones taken off, and were all questioned. Meanwhile, police drilled through the gravestones of two former Belgian Archbishops in the hunt for hidden dossiers on child abuses, finding none.
Video via aangirfan, who also notes -- coincidentally of course -- that a complaint was filed in Belgian court against 14 Israeli leaders for war crimes during Operation Cast Lead. Charges against Ehud Olmert, Tzipi Livni, Ehud Barak, Matan Vilnai... Pretty nervy of Belgium.






The panel which disbanded had been in place for over a decade, during which time it dealt with a total of 30 complaints, taking no discernible action in those cases. Eight weeks ago, Peter Adriaenssens, a child psychiatrist, took over chairing the panel. The panel has received nearly 500 complaints since he took over. The panel was to make a report to the Church in October. Adriaenssens said prosecutors launched the raid after he told them the flood of alleged victims had slowed. (source)




The police raid in Belgium last week which broke up a meeting of the country's Catholic Bishops - who were discussing how to deal with the paedophile priest crisis - took the Vatican by complete surprise. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state and Pope Benedict's number two, was furious when he heard how the police prevented the bishops from leaving the building where they had been meeting for nine hours. The police took away their mobile telephones to prevent them communicating with their staff, or with the Vatican.
The Pope called the raid "deplorable," and Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, described the detention of priests as "serious and unbelievable". (source) 

Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court just rejected an appeal and cleared the way for the US Catholic Church to be sued for child sex abuse cases.

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for St. Paul lawyer Jeff Anderson to sue Pope Benedict on behalf of sex-abuse victims when it refused Monday to hear the Vatican's appeal of an Oregon lawsuit. Anderson, who specializes in filing abuse suits against the Roman Catholic Church, called the decision "the biggest breakthrough in the movement's history."


...In declining to hear the case, the court upheld an appeals court ruling that the Vatican can be sued for sexual abuse if church officials knowingly reassign priests who have been accused of such acts in their previous parishes....

Anderson predicted that now he can eventually depose Pope Benedict. "I won't start with him; I'm going to work my way up," he said. "But this ruling gives me the ability to depose anybody within the organization who has knowledge about the events."
Amazing, no? The nine Supreme Court justices refused to consider the church's claim that it enjoys "sovereign immunity" and is immune from prosecution. It's rather amazing that all nine justices would agree on anything, and yet here they are agreeing on such a huge matter, and six are (nominally) Catholic.

In another remarkable coincidence, another senior cardinal at the Vatican -- the so-called red Pope -- has come under investigation for fraud.

CARDINAL Crescenzio Sepe of Naples has gone on the offensive after being targeted in a wide-ranging corruption investigation into shady public works contracts and property deals involving Italian government officials.

Magistrates in the central Italian town of Perugia officially informed the cardinal over the weekend that he was being investigated for corruption after allegedly receiving kickbacks during the five years he headed the Vatican’s property-rich Congregation for Evangelisation (Propaganda Fide)....Propaganda Fide is considered one of the most powerful departments in the Vatican, especially because it owns and manages hundreds of properties in central Rome. They are worth an estimated €9 billion and bring in some €56m in rent each year. Propaganda’s prefect is commonly called “Il Papa Rosso” (“the red Pope”) because of this vast empire and also because his office – rather than the Congregation for Bishops – assists the Pope in appointing bishops for nearly 40 per cent of the Church’s 2,800-plus dioceses and ecclesiastical jurisdictions around the world.

So that actually overlaps, because the Supreme Court ruling opens the door for lawyers to depose "anyone within the organization who has knowledge about the events." And the red Pope would presumably fall into that category, since the red Pope assists the Pope in appointing bishops around the world.

Such bad timing for the Catholic Church!

Why are the Belgian people so cranky? They go after the church.... they have a problem with anti-semitism...

Well, the Belgian people endured the monster pedophile Marc Dutroux, so the Belgian people perhaps have had quite enough waiting around for people to get their acts together.
Peter Adriaenssens - expert in child abuse investigations and who worked actively on the monster of Marcinelle, Marc Dutroux, the Belgian worst nightmare - had been "shocked" by the searches, foreshadow his imminent resignation. He decided last night and sent via mail to his closest collaborators. "I could only do so only with a conviction that we wanted to hide things, cheat in some way, whereas I have made a point of honor to work in full transparency," he said today Adriaenssens, referring to the police raid.

Here, the bitter observation: "We simply served as a decoy."
Also see:
The Pedophocracy. 
ISGP - Beyond the Dutroux Affair.

6/26/10

justifying Corexit - updated




We can't trust anything we're told by the experts, especially when they make such a huge effort to control access to evidence.

There's always the possibility that we've got a giant mindfuck going on here. You might have seen this theory going around, Kenny's Sideshow had it posted the other day for instance.

It's the theory that this spill is a manufactured event designed to pollute the environment with Corexit, in order to cause a population die-off of "undesirables" around the Gulf, on the coasts of Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Again, this is someone's theory, and it's making the rounds and to my mind it's very plausible.

Also, explained to me, is the large amount of useless eaters, pond scum, or undesirables living along the gulf coast. These would be the Americans living off of the government. I will not beat around the bush with pleasantries, or politically correct statements here. This coastal area from Texas to Florida has the highest, or most dense population of targets of elimination by the US Govt., and corporations. These are the populations living on welfare(in this area dominated by African Americans), and the older population living on Social Security(mainly Florida). These people are going to start dropping like flies over the next few years, and greatly reduce the burden to government coffers.

In this respect, this is a doomsday event, but it's not the end of the food chain, death of the oceans, or as some have warned an extinction level event. It's only bad for the targeted populations.
The last statement is debatable. However, if you know the death cult, they do work like that. In which case the spill is really just a way to JUSTIFY polluting the ocean with poison, Corexit.

And sure enough, there are geological processes about the ocean which are pretty mysterious and which could offer an alternative explanation for what we're looking at.
Amid the lava and the freezing-cold water and crushing pressure of the deep sea, the ridge is peppered with vents of hot water, called black smokers. At these super-hot springs the water, hitting the cold sea, turns black as the dissolved stuff in it—sulfur and metals and silica, mostly—comes out of solution.
This hostile environment is just right for an ancient family of microbes that live without oxygen (that is, they're anaerobes) and live off raw inorganic chemicals (that is, they're chemoautotrophs). (source)


Within the Atlantis Massif, a >14,000 foot tall mountain on which Lost City rests, fluid rock reactions in the ultramafic rocks result in alkaline fluids with high concentrations of abiogenically produced hydrogen, methane, and other low molecular weight hydrocarbons. (source)
So going by this theory, BP knew exactly what they were drilling into, and the whole thing is a managed event for the express purpose of getting all this Corexit into the environment, then making a lot of money on cleanup, and also buying up the property and assets along the Gulf on the cheap. And then what do you want to bet they will find some miraculous clean up solutions after lots of people have died and the wealth has been transferred?

Regrettable, as usual.

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Nalco manufactures Corexit. Nalco operates out of Illinois and Texas.

J. Erik Fyrwald is the Chairman and CEO of NALCO and among other things, “…serves as a Director of Eli Lilly and Company, the Society of Chemical Industry, the American Chemistry Council and is a Trustee of the Field Museum of Chicago.”  http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=182822&p=irol-govBio&ID=176133 More of his relationships via http://www.muckety.com/J-Erik-Fyrwald/8859.muckety shows he is also a Director of The Executives Club of Chicago.- http://www.executivesclub.org/ where they are launching The Global Leadership Institute of Chicago—a legacy that endows the capacity to make change.

By following the connections of Corexit through Eli Lilly & Co., we can trace a path to the Jesuits:

COREXIT 9500
__Nalco Energy Services, L.P.
____Nalco Holding Company (Public, NYSE:NLC)
______J. Erik Fyrwald
________Eli Lilly & Company (NYSE: LLY)
__________Dr. John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D
____________Xavier University
______________Society of Jesus
________________Father Adolfo Nicolás Pachón
The head of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is sometimes known as the Black Pope, for the color of the Jesuit robes (wink wink). I know this is a little woo woo conspiracy for some people, but listen, we have looked into the Jesuits and what did we find there? We found the Sabbateans.

Instead of thinking of it as Illuminati, think Sabbatean. The elements that ties things together include 1) secrecy and lying about identities, 2) an occult, mystical philosophy guided by the Talmud, the Cabala, and the Zohar, 3) the desire for revenge, control and power, and 4) the use of sacrifices, holocausts and scapegoats.
...The Sabbateans are in the Catholic Church.


Ignatius Loyola (source)

Does this prove anything? No.

It is what we might consider circumstantial evidence. We see things happening that don't make sense. But they do make sense. They make sense when you understand the death cult.

Also see: Rome: "the promised land for foreign mafias" for additional context on people who have a complete disregard for human life. Added 6/29/10. 

Also see: Excerpts from Cathy O'Brien. The Jesuits have long had extensive knowledge of mind-control techniques, which are very useful to people in power. The section Nowhere to Run To describes the late Senator Robert C. Byrd. This excerpt is from They Were Wrong.

The government was interested in the multigenerational effects of child abuse and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) because within the amnesiac barrier surrounding the memory of abuse is a photographic memory. This photographic memory could probably be best illustrated by saying most people know exactly where they were and what they were doing when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. This was an event that traumatized the nation. When it occurred people "photographically" recorded the events surrounding that particular trauma.

Likewise, I developed a photographic ability to record everything that happened surrounding my traumas. The government wanted this photographic memory to be used to deliver messages verbatim to and from government leaders involved in the NWO. 
...The Jesuits had gained much information over the years on the effects of trauma on the human mind. They gained that information from such things as the Spanish Inquisition and what the Crusaders had done They learned how people were easily led once they've been severely traumatized and they had been keeping records of that information for many, many years. This information was merged with what the CIA had gleaned from the Hitler/Himler research of WWII. By combining their efforts and information, mind control capabilities increased dramatically.
Mind-control and social engineering techniques which have also been adapted to the general population in order to control them (us). Vectors into the military. Vectors into the CIA. Vectors into powerful hidden agendas that require extensive population control, agendas that consider people objects, that devalue life and dignity. Agendas that rely on deception. And if you have trouble believing all this mind control stuff, read There's Something About Henry.

What do we see about this Gulf situation? Death cult fingerprints: Secrecy. Deception. Power. Aggressive control over information. Poison. Massive, indiscriminate death. Destruction and (presumably to follow) transfer of wealth.

It's not really that big a leap to talk about the death cult. The death cult are the people who run organized crime rings, and who deal in drug trafficking, human trafficking, child sex slaves, etc. Organized crime rings are connected into corporations, governments, religions -- at the highest levels. It's all connected. They share a philosophy that is anti-life. They manipulate people and events. They have a long, long history of doing these things. That's how we make the leap. We see their general fingerprints as listed.

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Sometimes insiders have the most interesting things to say.



UPDATE: Here is a response from the author of an article I cited:

The Gulf of Mexico oil blowout is triggering mental mayhem as well as physical pollution. Consider two recent examples. In the first, an article I wrote several years ago about asphalt volcanism has been seized upon by the blog on shtf411.com as key evidence of a dark and shifting vision of the Gulf blowout as a staged act just like the moon landings from 1969 to 1972. The month-old blowout from BP's exploratory well, says the author "Forebiddenknowledge," was actually faked to favor carbon taxes and depopulate the Gulf coast for casino owners. But the argument hinges on a couple of misconceptions.
The first misconception by "Forebiddenknowledge" is that the blowout must involve asphalt, not crude oil, because asphalt, in the form of tar balls, is washing up on beaches. But spilled crude quickly evaporates and leaves behind its heavy fraction, and voilà, you have asphalt. This always happens when crude oil is spilled in the sea.
The second misconception by "Forebiddenknowledge" is that asphalt volcanoes are good sources of oil. They aren't. There is no reason that an oil company would drill into one. The stuff coming up there is lousy, degraded petroleum—asphalt. No, the fact that the blowout is full of gas as well as oil shows that the reservoir has been well sealed.
But why worry about facts when they just get in the way of a good conspiracy?
The second example is from the "twelfthbough" blog, whose author seized upon the superficial resemblance of the oil-spewing wellhead to the familiar black smokers of the midocean spreading ridges. I'm not sure how he gets from there to the Jesuits, but he does. Never mind that the Gulf of Mexico has no spreading centers and no basalt seafloor. The Gulf is full of cold seeps, not black smokers. It really pays to learn about some basic facts.
So here we have an expert who very handily dismisses all the questions being raised by simply pointing out that asphalt volcanoes are not a good source of oil. Therefore "there is no reason that an oil company would drill into one." Completely missing the point that an oil company perhaps *would* drill into such a thing, or perhaps create some other charade, if the real (unstated) goal is to pollute the environment with Corexit.

Experts! Gotta love 'em.

Versus your ordinary people...





Hey can we get some scientists on this problem?

Addendum: This post definitely could have been more fleshed out. Regular readers know that these topics (Jesuits, Sabbateans, CIA, corruption, etc.) have been covered here (and elsewhere) at various times, so they can follow along without having it necessarily spelled out. But these same ideas sound crazy to people who are not (yet) familiar with the narratives in play. Unfortunately it's not possible to point to one place where it has all been collected and organized neatly. It's an ongoing puzzle. The two best places to start are Dave McGowan for deep history and Aangirfan for a steady stream of new information. And it's also why we have a blogroll...

Addendum to the addendum: I have added a few more links to fill out the context around the Jesuits.


6/24/10

let's see what zero tolerance really means



A raid today in Belgium:

Police raided Belgium's Catholic Church HQ on Thursday and seized computer files at the home of its top cardinal over the last 20 years amid fresh accusations of child sex abuse by priests.

...came as the Vatican's ambassador to Belgium attended a meeting with bishops...

...the action, involving about 30 officers and investigators, followed a string of accusations "denouncing abuse of minors committed by a certain number of Church figures."

Armed police with dogs sealed off the palace of the archbishop of Mechelen...

A spokesman for the man who led Belgium's Catholic Church for two decades until the turn of the year, Godfried Danneels, said police confiscated a computer from the archbishop's home before he was escorted to the archdiocese.




Godfried Danneels (source)

Some 450 submissions to a special independent commission set up in eastern Louvain to examine complaints received of child abuse in the past were also taken by officers in a related swoop.

Belgian media reported that documents held by the commission were supposed to have been passed over "discreetly" to justice officials, but that clearly that had not yet been done as expected.

The Roman Catholic Church in Belgium has endured some of the worst of the worldwide paedophilia scandal to beset the Vatican, having been rocked in April when its longest-serving bishop, 73-year-old Roger Vangheluwe, resigned from his Bruges post after admitting sexually abusing a boy for years.


Roger Vangheluwe (source)

According to retired priest Dirk Deville, hundreds of cases of sexual abuse had been signalled to Danneels going back to the 1990s, but Danneels himself recently denied being involved in any cover-up.

"I cannot recall such a conversation and it would astonish me if I had paid no attention to such a message or had forgotten it," Danneels said. "I never made the slightest attempt to cover up the abuses of Bishop Roger Vangheluwe in a cloak of secrecy," the former Belgian primate insisted.

A victim of a paedophile priest in French-speaking Wallonia has also accused Danneels' successor as the leader of Belgium's Catholics, Andre-Joseph Leonard, of covering up an abuser and keeping him for five years at his post.
Andre Joseph Leonard (source)

"We did as much as we could at the time, removing the priest involved from all of the pastoral functions that would have put him in contact with children," Leonard's spokesman Eric De Beukelaer recently maintained.

Leonard has vowed a zero-tolerance approach to the issue since taking over as archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels.

Some additional details so far...

Godfried Danneels was himself "escorted" to the site by investigators. (source)

Officers were tapping on boards and looking for hidden spaces. (source)

^^^^^^^

I noticed in reading the latest Half Past Human report, a reference to the Jesuits. We have written about the Jesuits at various times this past year.

From page 5 of the report (purchase at HPH):

...[revenge assassinations] will be taking place over the latter third of 2010 and throughout most of 2011....pointers for a [wave of assassinations] whose target will be [jesuits] and other [jewish/zionist minions] of the [church (of the sorcerers -- aka roman catholic papists)].

Just saying. It's *entirely* possible that when people realize the level of child abuse and ritual sacrifice going on, and who is involved, and so forth and so on, well....

We'll see about that zero tolerance.

6/23/10

the social engineers


How long has the CIA been conducting social engineering experiments? A long time. One of the first social engineering laboratories, with what me might consider "modern" techniques, was the Philippines.

Aangirfan has a post up collecting some examples of social engineering, including the following video explanation.

The video tells us that 1) social engineering is simply the clever manipulation of the natural human tendency to trust; and 2) a hidden agenda of war is to break up societies and their clans.


One way to manipulate the natural human tendency to trust is by breaking down trust. You break down trust by breaking down society. You break down society by breaking down the family. You break down the family by making it difficult for the family to survive.

There are many ways to do this. You might start a war and make them refugees. You might make it difficult for the family to survive by increasing economic pressures, crime, drugs, etc. You might get people all hopped up on sex and fantasies so they lose track of their priorities and break trust with each other. Whatever method you choose, you keep the pressure on relentlessly. These relentless forces pull families apart. Once you pull the families apart and get them on the move, people become more vulnerable and easier to manipulate. Then you reprogram them. You tell them who to blame. You pit them against each other. It becomes easier and easier as the people forget how to be any other way.

Strong families are the first line of defense against social engineering. Therefore strong families are also the UNDECLARED MORTAL ENEMY of social engineers.




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It seems that certain indigenous societies share a similar fate over time. It seems that social engineers have long understood that in order to conduct effective social engineering, the first thing to compromise are the people who live close to the land, work hard, and have strong family units.

The Jesuits went to Paraguay in 1588 and began to convert the Guarani Indians. Today the Guarani Indians suffer. Today Paraguay has become a hub for organized crime.

For the Guarani, land is the origin of all life. But violent invasions by ranchers have devastated their territory and nearly all of their land has been stolen. Guarani children starve and their leaders have been assassinated. Hundreds of Guarani men, women and children have committed suicide.

They are a deeply spiritual people...For as long as they can remember, the Guarani have been searching – searching for a place revealed to them by their ancestors where people live free from pain and suffering, which they call ‘the land without evil’.



And the Jesuits also were in the Philippines infuriating the peasants there too, hundreds of years ago. The Dagohoy Rebellion lasted from 1744-1829.

Unlike the Tamblot revolt, the Dagohoy rebellion was not a religious conflict. Rather, it was like most of the early revolts which were ignited by forced labor, Spanish oppression,bandala, excessive tax collection and payment of tributes. On top of these injustices of the Jesuit priests, what triggered Dagohoy most was the refusal of the Jesuit priest to give a Christian burial to his brother who died in service while chasing a fugitive who went against Christianity. This caused Dagohoy to call upon his fellow Boholanos to raise arms against the oppressors. The rebellion outlasted several Spanish Governor Generals and several missions.

And I guess we all heard what happened to the American Indians. To pick out one example, we could recall the Trail of Tears, when the Cherokee Indians -- matrilineal, agricultural, with their own system of writing -- were forced from their tribal lands in Georgia and the Carolinas and set on a death march to present day Oklahoma, in order to make room for white settlers.

Thousands of Cherokee men, women and children died along the trail from exposure, starvation and fevers.  Federal funds allotted for their removal was diverted into the pockets of corrupt politicians and military commanders. (source)
And today, what prominent roles do Native Americans have in our society? Well not much. After all the Native Americans comprise less than five percent of the US population. Not that that should really matter, because after all the Jews comprise less than three percent of the US population and that hasn't stopped them from anything, but I guess that's different social engineering.




In Guatemala, over 100,000 people were assassinated over land conflicts in the 1980s alone.

In the 1980s alone, the Guatemalan military and its death squads killed over 100,000 people. Entire Indian villages were massacred. A front-page article in the Sept. 20 New York Times made a rare admission. It said that "the conflict had its roots in a 1954 coup sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency." The Times then went on to claim that "most of Guatemala's 10.5 million people can no longer remember what started it."

But United Fruit--now Chiquita--remembers. What brought down the wrath of this company and of the CIA was President Jacobo Arbenz Guzm n's attempt to distribute uncultivated lands owned by United Fruit to landless peasants. 
Today Guatemala is home to the remaining Mayan culture in Central America, which is alive and well throughout the whole country. However, despite rich natural resources and biodiversity, the country remains poor, with high illiteracy rates and a major organized crime problem.


Why do these people have hard lives? These people have hard lives because there is NOTHING wrong with them. The truth is that social engineers have engineered a system that forces people like this into lives of extra difficulty precisely because these indigenous people know how to work hard, they know how to live off the land, and they know how to run their families. Therefore they are naturally strong, the mortal enemies of social engineers, who abuse trusting people to weaken and fray society in order to gain power, and who specifically target the strongest groups first.

On and on. Around the world. Over and over again the story repeats. The people live on the land, they work hard and have big families. They have enough to eat. They have clean water. They settle their conflicts with their neighbors. Someone shows up "to help:" to bring democracy, to bring economic growth, to bring religion. Things get worse. The people suffer and may have to leave their land, or stay and be poor. This goes on for so long that no one remembers anymore what it used to be like. History gets forgotten or rewritten. It becomes a racial thing. You know, those people have hard lives because they're brown.

That's the social engineers at work. They set people up and then they throw them right under the bus for walking into the trap. And it was important to set up the brown people first, and to practice on them for a long time, so that the white people would never see their turn coming.



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The social engineers know that all they need to do is redefine people with legitimate grievances as terrorists, and that will be all that's required to justify killing them. As long as 1) the people are far away, and 2) the right experts, such as military or foreign policy people, tell us that the people are terrorists, and 3) there's no chance of any serious consequences, it's that easy. And now, maybe the people don't even have to be far away.

The social engineers have been at this for years and years, perfecting this, practicing it. Only God knows how many innocent people have died as a result.

In the Philippines, before Vietnam, there was the Huk Rebellion (1946-54), often described as a "Communist-led peasant uprising."


  • Philippine independence from the United States was scheduled for July 4, 1946. 
  • An election was held in April for positions in the new government. 
  • The Hukbalahap participated, and the Huk leader Luis Taruc won a seat in Congress but--along with some other Huk candidates--was unseated by the victorious Liberal Party. 
  • The Huks then retreated to the jungle and began their rebellion.
So a group of people ran for election, won, but were unseated, and they took umbrage. They must have had their reasons. In any case, the government cracked down hard on them.

How hard? Very hard.

The Philippines' counterinsurgency campaign that followed the Huk move to open revolt in 1946 was known as President Roxas's "mailed fist" or "iron fist" policy (the CIA would later describe it as a policy of "gradual extermination"). The full force of the army, the Constabulary and the civilian guards was thrown against the Huk forces when they could be found, and, more frequently, against the peasant communities associated with them. Villages were mortared, shelled, and burned, suspects were rounded up and shot.1 The repression was largely carried out on traditional punitive lines, and in many areas it was considered worse than the Japanese occupation. Some of the counterinsurgency measures were the same as those used by the Japanese, including the zona and the "magic eye" (identification by a hooded informant).2 Population movement was severely restricted by means of passes issued, for a fee, by mayors and provincial authorities, with imprisonment, beatings, or even death as punishment for traveling without one.3
Sounds like Gaza.

Were these Huk's terrorists? No they were not. Their operations were defensive.

Even in the central Luzon heartland, Huk military operations remained essentially defensive, a resistance movement against overwhelming external force. Huk forces carried out ambushes, raided outposts, cut roads, and "confiscated" funds and property to sustain the movement; they neither held nor sought to hold territory, and there was never any question of liberated zones.6

They were vulnerable to US aid coming in and eroding popular support by providing services to the locals.

The HMB movement's failure to evolve into a popular, national movement with clear objectives left it extremely vulnerable to both the aggressive, programmatic counterinsurgency initiated in 1950, as well as to highly publicized rural projects designed to undermine Huk support—including well- drilling, health clinics, military-backed courts to hear tenant-landlord disputes, and loans to peasant farmers. As in later American psy-war reform projects, from Vietnam to El Salvador, at least half of the funding for the rural development projects was provided by U.S. economic aid.7

Only much later, decades later, did the movement really become "Communist," after the land conditions had very seriously deteriorated.

In 1969, remnants of the HMB and a breakaway faction of the Communist Party came together to form a new, national guerrilla organization, the New People's Army (NPA). By then, the agrarian conditions that had motivated the Huk Rebellion in the 1940s and 1950s had worsened throughout much of the nation. The emergence in the 1960s of mass organizations of students, trade unionists, slum dwellers, and multisectoral political opposition groups in the capital and other urban areas provided new and powerful allies to the previously isolated peasants. The post- Huk revolt that sputtered and flared in the 1970s would emerge in the 1980s as a full-fledged revolutionary movement active throughout much of the national territory. The counterinsurgency methods in use today in the Philippines draw directly from both the experience of the 1950s and the later development of U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine and practice.


The CIA knew the people had legitimate reasons for rebelling, but they played up the Communism angle because it was politically expedient.

Although the influence of the Philippine Communist Party (PKP) on the rise of the HMB was relatively minor, and its later attempt to control the Huk Rebellion proved ineffective, the role of the PKP stood out in the analysis of the U. S. military. Even though the agrarian roots of the conflict were recognized, the ideological viewpoint that categorized the Huks as communists dominated practical policy. Some early CIA and military reports provided a fairly measured assessment of the Huk movement, but by 1950 the view of the Huks as a phenomenon of the Cold War prevailed. A 16 January 1946 Military Intelligence (G-2) report presented a rather fair view of the economic background of the wartime Hukbalahap, observing that they lived in the Luzon Plain, an area in which "98% of the land is owned by 2% of the people," whereas "the majority of the people are tenant farmers who raise rice and pay 50% of their production in land rent."8 While attributing the strength of the movement to the agrarian situation, it suggested a gradual infiltration by leftist leaders:
During the occupation by the Japanese, the Japanese took 75% of the rice production in tax. This created an opportunity for patriots to organize guerrilla bands to fight the Japanese as a means of survival.... After the Hukbalahap movement became effective, certain liberals (with communistic leanings) decided to proclaim themselves as members of the Hukbalahap and use it as a means of political power.9
The Huks resisted the unfair economic system, and they resisted quite well. They had to go. So the CIA's Edward Lansdale simply REDEFINED the Huks as Commies and terrorists and thugs -- on official documents only because his private correspondence showed that he knew better -- but thus with a few strokes of the pen, he justified the murder of innocent people.



Major Edward Geary Lansdale...maintained that the leaders of the wartime Hukbalahap were all "true disciples of Karl Marx," hell-bent on revolution.12 And, in a convoluted twist of logic that would become characteristic of U. S. policy, Lansdale maintained that the mass following of the Hukbalahap was won primarily through terror....

...for the official record, the Huks were commies and the job was to eliminate them.

It is truly hard to appreciate how relatively small lies like this grow and grow, and bear hideous fruit year after year, and cause untold suffering for untold human beings; yet that is what happened. And that is what happens to this day, all around the world. It keeps happening because people keep believing the lies told by people who have a long proven history of lying. It keeps happening because before this lie started about the Huks, the Americans had fifty years earlier thought nothing of brutalizing Filipinos during the Philippine-American War.

It has all been done before, many times, killing people for no good reason.

The conflict (like Iraq it was never called a ‘war’ by the Americans) involved 200,000 American troops and cost the taxpayer about $600 million. According to contemporary American approximations 16,000 Filipino ‘insurgents’ were killed, and upwards of 1,000,000 civilians were killed (this in a country of approx 10 million at the time).

The fight against the Americans was hard fought, and though US military might meant that more were lost on the Filipino side, the fact that they were fighting for their own country and against a new imperial power meant that they naturally fought harder and with more passion than the Americans.

The Americans responded with a fear campaign that included killing civilians, including women and children. It also brought about further innovations like the use of the “water cure” on captured Filipino fighters, orders to kill everyone over 10 years of age on Samar, and the creation of concentration camps.

...The present war is no bloodless, fake, opera bouffé engagement. Our men have been relentless; have killed to exterminate men, women, children, prisoners and captives, active insurgents and suspected people, from lads of ten and up, an idea prevailing that the Filipino, as such, was little better than a dog, a noisome reptile in some instances, whose best disposition was to the rubbish heap. Our soldiers have pumped salt water into men to ‘make them talk,’ have taken prisoner people who held up their hands and peacefully surrendered, and an hour later, without an atom of evidence to show they were even insurrectos, stood them up on a bridge and shot them down one by one, to drop them into the water below and float down as an example to those who found their bullet-riddled corpses. [A reporter for the Philadelphia Ledger]


Over a hundred years ago that happened.

We must stop listening to liars, to the social engineers, if we ever want to have a different world to live in. Because they'll have us on this ride from hell forever IF WE LET THEM.

The resistance beings in your mind. Thinking is resisting.

6/21/10

meanwhile in Manila

Back to the Philippines for a day....we have been there before.

controlling resources

foreshadowing
Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has, like all good terrorist organizations and like Osama bin Laden, miraculously managed to beat all odds and evade capture for years on end.


I know... inconceivable...

Despite the neutralization of some of its key leaders and with only a few hundred remaining members, the Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) is not yet a spent force, said an armed forces general who also cited the need for the government to re-examine its policy and strategy in dealing with the problem....
According to Brig. Gen. Francisco Cruz Jr., AFP Civil Relations Service (CRS) commander, the bandit group has “skillfully used the media to gain domestic and international attention, and to force the government to negotiate.”

Wily terrorists.

Also, this is an ideological problem.
In his report, “Defeating Abu Sayyaf: The Strong and Urgent Need for an Ideological Response,” Cruz took a deeper look at the ASG and Muslim extremist problem and suggested that the government attack it not just by force and deterrence alone but to add in its arsenal an ideological response as an integral part in its strategy. “A military-based response is not enough to destroy Abu Sayyaf and other Muslim extremist groups in the country. It would need a comprehensive approach to confront an enemy whose roots have political, social, economic and psychological dimensions, and whose ties with Al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah have not been cut off,” read part of Cruz’s analysis. He explained that a glaring weakness in the policy and strategy in defeating terrorism is the “absence of an ideological response or a deliberate effort to contend with the radical/extremist ideology that drives recruitment, promotes hatred, and propels terrorist recruits to engage in violence.”

This is remarkably similar thinking expressed in a 6/15/10 op ed by the loathsome Joe Lieberman, which Brother Nathanael unpacks here.  Lieberman also argues that we are at war against an ideology, not an organization. Therefore the war can never end. See? So simples.

And so very conveniently, the Abu Sayyaf group comes from the same ideological tree as Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah.

Same problem, same solution.

^^^^^^^

The CIA infiltrated the Philippines long ago.

And legend has it that there's some long-lost buried treasure of gold in the Philippines. That would sure come in handy let's say if there was suddenly some need for a new gold-standard currency.

And on June 30th, the Philippines will inaugurate a new president, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, the only son of martyred opposition Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. and former President Corazon Aquino.
During the campaign and after the election he became one of the harshest critics of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, whose nine years in office have been hounded by allegations of graft and corruption. He has pledged to create a commission that will look into these allegations. He will also have to deal with communist and Muslim insurgents, significant social unrest, and an unstable political environment.  

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III

^^^^^^^

There may be even another shadowy group conducting terrorist operations in the Philippines, an organized group with ties to "rogue" members of MILF.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—An organized kidnap-for-ransom group with ties to “rogue” members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front was most likely behind recent kidnappings in the Zamboanga area, the military said Saturday. Lt. Gen. Ben Dolorfino, Western Mindanao Command chief, said with this theory, they have ruled out the Abu Sayyaf as being responsible for the recent abductions here – including that of Swiss-Filipino Charlie Rieth on April 4.
...The source said the call made on Wednesday was traced to Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay, where MILF rebels operate. Abu Sayyaf bandits are confined to Sulu and Basilan, Dolorfino agreed. But he said the rebels involved in the kidnapping incidents here “are not legitimately part of the organization.”   He said the military was not accusing the MILF as an organization. US Col. William Coultrup, chief of the Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, agreed with Dolorfino. “The bottom line is, whoever is doing it is definitely a criminal, a terrorist,” he said.


Col. Coultrup with Filipino children
It's interesting that the military does not want to accuse MILF 'as an organization.' It's these 'rogue' people, kind of like David Headley was a 'rogue' CIA operative who reconned those targets in Mumbai.


 Another 'rogue' agent? Lucien Conein (source)
The loss of the bases in the Philippines was a tremendous blow to the CIA's Asian infrastructure, if not a major setback. From the mid-50s, the US bases in the Philippines served as operational headquarters for "Operation Brotherhood" which operated in Indochina under the direct supervision of the CIA's Col. Edward Lansdale and Lucien Conien, and it involved several Filipinos who were recruited and trained by the CIA. Lansdale was the classic CIA operative in Southeast Asia who was romanticized in Graham Greene's novel, The Quiet American. Lansdale was even appointed by former President Ramon Magsaysay as his "military adviser" but was, in fact, his speechwriter as well, who determined Magsaysay's foreign and military policy. So successful was the CIA in pulling the strings thru Lansdale that in 1954, a high-level US committee reported that, "American policy in Southeast Asia was most effectively represented in the Philippines, where any expanded program of Western influence may best be launched." 

Given that the CIA helped create Abu Sayyaf; and given the US military's unrestrained access to the very areas of the Philippines where Abu Sayyaf allegedly operates from; and given the history of connections between Abu Sayyaf militants and their military handlers; and given the warm and friendly relations between US Embassy personnel and MILF leaders...




6/16/10

one for all and all for one

Obama made a speech. First thing you notice is that we're in a war, a multi-front war. Al Qaeda and the number eleven are involved, again. And Dr. Steven Chu has a Nobel Prize. And it's more like an epidemic actually, and we have a battle plan to deal with the assault.


THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  ... taking the fight to al Qaeda .... the battle we’re waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our shores and our citizens. ...  Eleven ... Dr. Steven Chu .... more like an epidemic, one that we will be fighting for months and even years. ... We will fight this spill with everything we’ve got for as long as it takes.  ... what our battle plan is going forward: ...


The stage is set. WAR. War requires SACRIFICES.

[Big snip where the promises go about making BP pay for everything and how everything will be made pristine somehow, no details yet....]

As for assigning blame, please first note that Obama was misled. Someone assured him this limited offshore drill was ABSOLUTELY SAFE. And he believed them.

A few months ago, I approved a proposal to consider new, limited offshore drilling under the assurance that it would be absolutely safe –- that the proper technology would be in place and the necessary precautions would be taken. That obviously was not the case in the Deepwater Horizon rig, and I want to know why.  
This is like Condi saying 'who could have imagined.' So there will be a National Commission, just like after 911, to uncover all the "human error" which no doubt caused this terrible catastrophe. Damn humans.


"At least two inches of bullshit coats everything I say."

Also, no doubt, a few heads will roll someplace, like at MMS, because come to find out, there was corruption. And Obama named a new czar, Michael Bromwich, to rebuild the oversight organization.

He conducted the inquiry into the FBI's handling of the Aldrich Ames espionage case; the way the bureau and DOJ handled classified information while probing campaign finance; an alleged deception of a Congressional delegation by high-ranking officials of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; and the DOJ's role in the CIA crack cocaine controversy. And as a federal prosecutor, Bromwich also served as associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel for Iran-Contra, acting as one of three courtroom lawyers for the government in the case of United States v. Oliver L. North.
So he's.....experienced.

Now for the big lie: scarcity.    

But a larger lesson is that no matter how much we improve our regulation of the industry, drilling for oil these days entails greater risk.  After all, oil is a finite resource.  We consume more than 20 percent of the world’s oil, but have less than 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves.  And that’s part of the reason oil companies are drilling a mile beneath the surface of the ocean -- because we’re running out of places to drill on land and in shallow water. 
Peak Oil:

For decades, we have known the days of cheap and easily accessible oil were numbered.  For decades, we’ve talked and talked about the need to end America’s century-long addiction to fossil fuels. 

And for decades, we have failed to act with the sense of urgency that this challenge requires.  Time and again, the path forward has been blocked -- not only by oil industry lobbyists, but also by a lack of political courage and candor.

The consequences of our inaction are now in plain sight.
Countries like China are investing in clean energy jobs and industries that should be right here in America.
Each day, we send nearly $1 billion of our wealth to foreign countries for their oil.
And today, as we look to the Gulf, we see an entire way of life being threatened by a menacing cloud of black crude.


OUR INACTION?




Whoa, hold on a second. Yes, for decades they've been telling us that we're doomed. But it's not fair to say we did nothing. We did act. We recycled, we conserved, we begged them to improve technology. We worked harder. We put in the replacement windows. We paid extra for organic. Et cetera. Still our jobs went away. Still we went into more debt to the bankers. Nothing we did has ever seemed to help.

As a matter of fact, just THREE WEEKS before this catastrophe, a national survey showed that everything we've been told for decades had been sufficiently baked in, and Americans were ready to support "radical measures" to break our nation's dependence on oil and oil imports!


Using a split sample technique, the survey found that when Americans understand the small percentage of world oil reserves held by this country, support for reduced consumption and higher fuel economy standards increased.  When informed the U.S. holds less than three percent of the world's oil reserves, the proportion of respondents who felt it "very important" to reduce our oil dependence increased from 54% to 68% and the proportion who supported a 50 mpg standard rose from 66% to 72%.
"Our survey data strongly suggest that the American public is getting very close to the point, if they're not already there, where they are prepared to support radical measures to break our nation's dependence on oil and oil imports," said Jack Gillis, CFA Director of Public Affairs and author of The Car Book.  "And the Gulf oil spill can only have increased this support," he added.
The survey of 1010 representative adult Americans was conducted by ORC March 25-28, 2010.  Its margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.
And then...look what happened.

Peak oil? The Gulf of Mexico has over 6,000 oil rigs because there's a ton of oil down there. Enough, we are told, to do this:



That's just from the Gulf of Mexico. Abiotic oil -- no joke. Peak oil? Now that's a joke.

So here's the plan. We're going to jump-start the clean energy industry. One for all and all for one!

Each of us has a part to play in a new future that will benefit all of us.  As we recover from this recession, the transition to clean energy has the potential to grow our economy and create millions of jobs -– but only if... Only if we seize the moment.  And only if we rally together and act as one nation –- workers and entrepreneurs; scientists and citizens; the public and private sectors.  
Yes, one big happy family. And some of us will have to make sacrifices. Can you guess which ones?

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