fork, israel, done - update at top

UPDATED again: unconfirmed: "Turkish sources and media revealed a document which shows that a death list had been prepared in advance by the Israelis, showing names and pictures of people on board of the ships to be murdered, who, according to Israel, were “involved in the International humanitarian aid for Gaza”. According to the Turkish sources, hundreds of Israeli soldiers stormed the blue Turkish ship “Marmara” flotilla and they had copies of the death list. The list included the names of civilians on the fleet who should be killed”. The document was apparently recovered after one of the Israeli soldiers lost it during the piracy act." via Kawther Salam, also cited by Damian Lataan

UPDATE: See video of Israelis celebrating attack on Turkish Aid Ship - infront of Turkish Embassy,Tel Aviv.

Un-flipping-believable. How does one say this is an accident or a mistake when people are celebrating it like a victory? Insane.

Oh wait! Now that they think about it, put the party flags down because they're actually very upset.

"It’s the military failure combined with the international damage. Most people could live with that if it had been done successfully,'' says Tom Segev, a leading Israeli historian. "It's not that people are angry that people in Gaza are hungry. It was an operation that was ill-conceived and didn't go well enough. They hate when things go wrong.''..."It was stupid on our part. There was no way the mission could have been done properly. It's the government's fault, I don't blame the soldiers," says Maureen Bassan, a retired English teacher. "I don't believe the activists were humanitarian. They knew this was a way to get Israel to do a stupid thing, and I don't like the fact that we fell into the trap.''
So if it had worked, it would have been great, no problem whacking those fuckers on those boats. Who cares if the people in Gaza starve. But since it didn't work out, and now they have to deal with all this international bullshit, this was totally stupid and a trap. Yeah yeah... that's the ticket...

Hey Israel, GFY. ~ end update

Good coverage at Today's Zaman.


mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

Israeli mistake? Killing passengers on the Mavi Marmara.

Lieberman makes the following claims:
  • the passengers are terrorist supporters
  • the passengers fired at IOF solders as soon as they boarded (ie: raided) the ships
  • all attempts to enter dialog and "reach an understanding with the organizers" were rejected
  • Israel does not INTEND TO ALLOW any attack on its sovereignty by terror supporters
Deputy Prime Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Catherine Ashton, and with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday regarding the IDF flotilla raids which took place earlier on Monday. Lieberman said that the passengers on the ships were not freedom fighters, but terrorist supporters who fired at IDF soldiers as soon as the latter boarded the ships.

Liberman explained to his colleagues that all Israeli attempts to enter into a dialogue at an earlier stage and reach an understanding with the organizers of the flotilla were rejected by them. "What happened this morning was pre-planned violence and Israeli does not intend to allow any attack on its sovereignty by groups of terror-supporters and anarchists," Lieberman said.

So if Avigdor Lieberman says the passengers are not passengers, they are terrorist supporters, he says that because the Palestinians are also redefined as terrorists. So if the Palestinians are terrorists, then you can't support them without being a terrorist supporter. See? So simples.

Also see how the passengers engaging in self-defense from the offensive IOF harassment and raid becomes the the terrorist supporters attacking the IOF.

Notice that Israel "does not intend to allow" any terrorist supporters to violate Israeli sovereignty, even way out in international waters!

Everything is simply REDEFINED to serve Israel's ends. Words are meaningless to them. Facts are meaningless.

For instance, according to the JPost, the passengers were armed with knives, bats and metal pipes. They got the pistols off of the IOF commandos who boarded the ship from helicopters in a 2AM raid.
Upon boarding the ships, the soldiers encountered fierce resistance from the passengers who were armed with knives, bats and metal pipes. The soldiers used non-lethal measures to disperse the crowd. The activists, according to an IDF report, succeeded in stealing two handguns from soldiers and opened fire, leading to an escalation in violence.

So the passengers assumed, like any people would, that armed commandos dropping from helicopters at 2AM were not there for tea, and they defended themselves with the items at hand, not as described in the subtitle to that very same story: IDF: Soldiers were met by well-planned lynch, concealed handguns. 

That is not what the IOF report says. The report says the activists succeeded in stealing two handguns from the soldiers, presumably in SELF-DEFENSE from heavily armed commandos dropping out of helicopters in the middle of the night.

And anyway, people on the boat dispute the claim that they grabbed soldiers' guns, and even if they did it was in self-defense. "People had the right to defend themselves against soldiers armed with machine guns.''

The big surprise here for Israel is that people fought back. Typical bullies. They just can't believe their eyes when anyone fights back.

More from JPost. Pay attention to their own words. They will HANG THEMSELVES with their own words, because they have no regard for the facts or the truth, so they will make many contradictory statements and get all tangled up in their own lies.
“As the 15 of us slid down the ropes, 30 of them were waiting for us on the deck,” one of the commandos later told reporters. “They charged us and threw a few of the soldiers off the deck to the floor below. We did not expect to find ourselves in such a situation.”

The assessment within the Navy was that the activists would resist the Israeli takeover of their ship but along the lines of the demonstrations the IDF faces weekly in the West Bank where Palestinians protest against the security barrier. Rocks and punches would be thrown as well as an occasional knife but not the extent of violence they met.

As the rope fell from the helicopter onto the Mavi Marmara’s deck, some of the Turkish activists grabbed it, tied it to an antenna likely hoping that it would bring down the helicopter. The Navy commandos decided to still go ahead with the operation and began sliding down onto the ship.

Armed with rifles that could shoot paintballs – which can hurt but not kill – the soldiers landed on the ship and immediately came under attack by dozens of activists armed with knives, bats and metal pipes. Activists grabbed soldiers and tried to hold them hostage, stripping them of their helmets and equipment.

One of the soldiers tried to protect a commando who was being lynched by a group of activists. They were instructed by the flotilla commander to refrain from using their sidearm unless their lives were at risk.

The force threw several stun grenades but the violent attacks continued. Two soldiers were injured and some of the activists succeeded in stealing one of the soldier’s guns. Shots were fired and one of the soldiers fell to the ground unconscious. Fearing for their lives, the soldiers asked and received permission to open fire, first taking aim at the activists’ feet.

In one corner of the ship, the commandos saw a gun flash. They returned fire and started chasing the shooter but could not find him.
As the clashes intensified, additional commandos boarded the ship as well as members of the Border Police’s Yasam unit who are experts in riot control and crowd dispersion. After less than an hour, the ship was in Israeli hands. The price though was steep – eight soldiers were injured, several of them seriously and at least nine activists were killed.

By the evening, the naval commandos were back at their base in northern Israel and had begun their debriefing.

The videos taken by the IDF were passed around throughout the defense establishment and made their way to other special forces, including the Israel Police’s elite counter-terror unit Yamam, which had fought to participate in the mission but had been left on the sidelines due to legal complications involving police operations out at sea.

“The soldiers acted with the utmost nobility,” said one police source close to the Yamam. “They engaged in hand-to-hand combat, sustained injuries, but only opened fire after one of them was lying on the ground unconscious and two others had been shot. This was an unbelievable demonstration of restraint.”    

Notice that in their video, the stun grenade is "thrown at soldiers." Also the "firebomb thrown at soldiers." But in the same story, they admit that the IOF threw the stun grenades. The passengers presumably did not have stun grenades and firebombs.

In the close up footage, obviously taken by the IOF stationed close by and ready to go with night vision camera, you can see the passengers defending themselves with sticks and, in one case, a chair.

Don't miss The Israel Project's 2009 Global Language Directory, a handbook from Frank Luntz describing all the many ways language can be twisted so that Israel is always pure as the driven snow!

I wrote my first Language Dictionary for The Israel Project in 2003. Since that time, Israel has
had three Prime Ministers, several stalled peace initiatives, found itself the victim of attack from its northern and southern borders, and has suffered greatly in the court of public opinion. On the other hand, the daily suicide bombings have stopped, and Hamas & Hezbollah have shown themselves to be the brutal terrorist organizations that Israel has warned about. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

All of the material in this document is new or updated based on research conducted in 2008 and
2009. Some of the language will be familiar; most of the “Words That Work” boxes come from Israeli representatives and spokespeople. But, the polling, strategic recommendations and guidance are all based on the current situation. I hope that advocates for Israel will benefit from the massive amount of work that went into the creation of this booklet. I also hope that this will be the last Israel Language Dictionary I ever have to craft.

And remember, it’s not what you say that counts. It’s what people hear.
Dr. Frank Luntz
April 2009

These people are so despicable there are no words to describe it.

Also see:
Kenny's Sideshow
Goon Squad
Truth Seeker


murderous lies - updated

Like many people, I used to believe in Peak Oil. The theory appeals to what we know about greed and scarcity. In a way it conflates greed and scarcity, because we know greed is real. Therefore scarcity must be real too. Scarcity therefore explains greed. Greed follows from scarcity. At least we humans can understand that. We may not approve but we can at least understand that people are weak and selfish.

But if oil is actually not scarce, then what explains the greed? I mean it's still greed, right? It's just that it's now outside of the normal human imagination to think that people would make up a story about oil being scarce to justify killing people all over the world, when we could be living in peace. WTF?

Well exactly. Evil beyond imagining. I mean, Peak Oil itself is a limited hangout. It admits that yes, we will start wars to fight over resources, rather than admitting that yes, we will kill just for the pure joy of it. But we are talking about the death cult here, the same people who use children to make sex slaves and snuff films. For them, violence and death are gratuitous. The justifications are strictly to keep us muttering to ourselves while they go on with their merry business.

Let's start with Dave McGowan. This man has done heroic work exposing the death cult. (If you are not familiar with him, please make time to read some of his work. You won't be disappointed.)

Dave explains that after WW II, Stalin launched a massive Manhattan-type project to study every aspect of petroleum. By 1951 the Russian-Ukrainian scientific community had a theory of abiotic oil, which over several decades was validated and established by virtually the entire scientific community of Russia, including thousands of published, peer-review studies.

Dave goes into some detail hammering home how widely and scrupulously vetted this theory has been in Russia. Do you think this is a secret? Only from us, darlings. Do you think the "Russian Mafia" (wink wink wink) knows about this? Mm hmm I would suppose they do. Hows about those oligarchs? Yes I would think they know all about it as well. Abiotic oil is Not Secret in Russia, it is just SECRET from THE WEST, in particular I'm guessing, from AMERICANS.
It appears that, unbeknownst to Westerners, there have actually been, for quite some time now, two competing theories concerning the origins of petroleum. One theory claims that oil is an organic 'fossil fuel' deposited in finite quantities near the planet's surface. The other theory claims that oil is continuously generated by natural processes in the Earth's magma. One theory is backed by a massive body of research representing fifty years of intense scientific inquiry. The other theory is an unproven relic of the eighteenth century. One theory anticipates deep oil reserves, refillable oil fields, migratory oil systems, deep sources of generation, and the spontaneous venting of gas and oil. The other theory has a difficult time explaining any such documented phenomena.

So which theory have we in the West, in our infinite wisdom, chosen to embrace? Why, the fundamentally absurd 'Fossil Fuel' theory, of course -- the same theory that the 'Peak Oil' doomsday warnings are based on.

I am sorry to report here, by the way, that in doing my homework, I never did come across any of that "hard science" documenting 'Peak Oil' that Mr. Strahl referred to. All the 'Peak Oil' literature that I found, on Ruppert's site and elsewhere, took for granted that petroleum is a non-renewable 'fossil fuel.' That theory is never questioned, nor is any effort made to validate it. It is simply taken to be an established scientific fact, which it quite obviously is not.
In Geotimes, June 2003, an article about the vast oil burbling up in the Gulf of Mexico, more hydrocarbons than humans have ever consumed, just in the Gulf of Mexico:

Below the Gulf of Mexico, hydrocarbons flow upward through an intricate network of conduits and reservoirs. They start in thin layers of source rock and, from there, buoyantly rise to the surface. On their way up, the hydrocarbons collect in little rivulets, and create temporary pockets like rain filling a pond. Eventually most escape to the ocean. And, this is all happening now, not millions and millions of years ago, says Larry Cathles, a chemical geologist at Cornell University. Cathles and his team estimate that in a study area of about 9,600 square miles off the coast of Louisiana, source rocks a dozen kilometers down have generated as much as 184 billion tons of oil and gas — about 1,000 billion barrels of oil and gas equivalent. "That's 30 percent more than we humans have consumed over the entire petroleum era," Cathles says. "And that's just this one little postage stamp area; if this is going on worldwide, then there's a lot of hydrocarbons venting out." "We're dealing with this giant flow-through system where the hydrocarbons are generating now, moving through the overlying strata now, building the reservoirs now and spilling out into the ocean now," Cathles says. 
That explains this map, which takes a long time to load, because it shows over 6000 markers for oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Because OIL IS SO PLENTIFUL in the Gulf of Mexico, you see? If it's plentiful it can't also be scarce. Peak Oil is a giant mind-fuck.

And the way you can also tell is because an oil volcano is now erupting in the Gulf of Mexico, under so much pressure that they can't plug it up. And energy "expert" Matt Simmons, friend of Dick Cheney and the leading voice on Peak Oil now says nuking the well is "probably the only thing we can do" or else it will spew for 9000 days.

Just pointing out here that we saw this coming. These people are predictable once you understand what they're really doing. It's the same playbook all the time. You can think of it as problem-reaction-solution. You can think of it as the Hegelian Mindfuck. You can think of it as them running both sides of the conflict. However it helps you to think of it, but this is what they do. They have an agenda. You will never agree to it willingly, so they create circumstances (problems), that are very upsetting (reaction), and that require doing the item on their agenda to fix (solution). A big item like letting the nuclear genie out of the bottle requires a big problem. So here we are. They say we have No Choice. They made sure of that.

Just keep in mind that the oil industry executives and many other powerful people must know all about abiotic oil. They know oil is regenerating under the earth's crust, in the Gulf of Mexico, and that's why they have over 6000 rigs there to suck it up. So therefore they would know that an accident in this area could have catastrophic consequences, since the oil is plentiful and regenerating under tremendous pressure deep in the earth's crust.

Other links to check out:

This is about control. He who controls the money controls the people. Corollary: He who controls the oil controls the money. If that doesn't work out, they will use gold. What they want to avoid at all costs is a currency issued by sovereign governments and backed up by the productive capacity of the people. Because that would put all the priorities back in order.

UPDATE: From the comments, World's biggest oil reserves in S Dakota, E Montana, by AUTHOR UNKNOWN.

'This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in the past 56 years.' reports, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. It's a formation known as the Williston Basin, but is more commonly referred to as the 'Bake.' And it stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and into Canada . For years, U.S. oil exploration has been considered a dead end. Even the 'Big Oil' companies gave up searching for major oil wells decades ago. However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken's massive reserves.... and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of barrels will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL!
1. That's enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years straight.
2. And if THAT didn't throw you on the floor, then this next one should - because it's from TWO YEARS AGO!
 ...They reported this stunning news: We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth. Here are the official estimates:

- 8-times as much oil as Saudi Arabia
- 18-times as much oil as Iraq
- 21-times as much oil as Kuwait
- 22-times as much oil as Iran
- 500-times as much oil as Yemen
- and it's all right here in the Western United States.
Does anyone recognize this writing "voice?" I'm sure this one went around as an email chain as you'll see at the bottom.

Do you know why this is AUTHOR UNKNOWN? Because this no doubt came straight out of the government psyops shop that sends crap like this out on a full time basis. There's a person who works there, I don't know who it is, but this is his or her voice, the voice of the Outraged American.

And look what the Outraged American says next.
HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this? Because the environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small group of people dictate our lives and our economy.....WHY?
Ohhhhh! So CLOSE! Yes there is a small group of people dictating our lives and our economy, TRUE, but dude, it's NOT the environmentalists!!! FALSE!

But wait, he's going to tell us that the environmentalists are controlled opposition -- TRUE!

James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we've got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East - more than 2 TRILLION barrels untapped. That's more than all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the world today, reports The Denver Post. Don't think 'OPEC' will drop its price - even with this find? Think again! It's all about the competitive marketplace - it has to.. Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists?
Oh see so Mr. Outraged American is a conspiracy theorist! Somebody tell Cass Sunstein. He knows that OPEC is funding the environmentalists, those bastards. But no one will make fun of him because of his wacky conspiracy theory, for one thing because he remains anonymous, and for another thing because he writes in this voice that for some reason strikes people as authentic red-blooded American, when this is probably some asshole working for the CIA in Virginia, who studies Americans like scientists study lab rats, and who whips this stuff off day after day and sends it out to become email chains, hopefully insuring that Americans will continue to hate each other and everyone else with the heat of the sun, and never realize what the hell is really going on.

Watch what he does next.

Got your attention/ire up yet? Hope so! Now, while you're thinking about it .... and hopefully P.O'd, do this:  

3. Pass this along. If you don't take a little time to do this, then you should stifle yourself the next time you want to complain about gas prices .. because by doing NOTHING, you've forfeited your right to complain.

Now, I just wonder what would happen in this country if every one of you sent this to every one in your address book. This is all true. Check it out at the link below. GOOGLE it or follow this link. It will blow your mind. http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911
Is that clear? This is ALL true, he says -- except for the misdirection part where he slips the environmentalists in place of the oil companies and the banksters -- and if you don't get angry and follow his breathless instructions, you have forfeited your right to complain. And OPEC will continue to fund the environmentalists, and the world will spiral into ever escalating wars for oil, and it will be all your fault.

And anyway other industry insiders say the "real" reason the oil can't be recovered is because it's too expensive. Uh huh. Sure. It's "too expensive" to extract:
- 8-times as much oil as Saudi Arabia
- 18-times as much oil as Iraq
- 21-times as much oil as Kuwait
- 22-times as much oil as Iran
- 500-times as much oil as Yemen
The excuses given for why it's not drilled: 1) environmentalists, and 2) too expensive -- are both total bullshit in my opinion, directed at different segments of the population. Psyops will always be a mixture of true and false. Scarcity is artificially created by the oil companies and the banksters working together to keep us in debt and under their control at all times.

More examples of the inauthentic voice:

Evil in your in-box? Thank the Pentagon. -- fluffing up patriotic American Christians for war against Muslims
They Write Letters -- AQ operatives leave many incriminating letters lying around for US heroes to find
Forward the damn email...OR ELSE! -- did we mention that six million died in the Holocaust?
the inauthentic voice -- how it *really* went down at Fort Hood wink wink
disaster of biblical proportions -- secret witness tells Mark Levin how it *really* went down on the oil rig
"Great analysis of exactly what is going on" by SHR -- oil industry insider tells how it's *really* going down

Beware people. The first thing you need to do when you read something is to find out who wrote it.


the options narrow

One favorite way TPTB manipulate us is by arranging events so that the options narrow inexorably until we have "no choice" but to do the thing they wanted to do in the first place.

From the beginning of this Gulf disaster, the nuclear option has been kicking around in the background. It is now coming to the foreground, as predicted.

Why? Because the accident was allowed to happen due to insufficient oversight and corruption, if not being an act of terrorism / sabotage. Because after the accident happened the situation festered while our government refused to take control. Because inexplicably, viable solutions were not used to divert, capture and clean up the oil. Because our corporate media looked the other way for at least three weeks.

We have a disaster of biblical proportions. But let's not lose sight that it could have been avoided or mitigated all along the way.

And now we hear from Matt Simmons that this whole BP operation has been a massive effort at the wrong leak. An epic, unforgivable mistake to compound the disaster of biblical proportions? Why not. Would that be enough to plunge everyone into despair?

Actually he said this on MSNBC (video). Which means it's not a secret.

Simmons believes that when the Deepwater Horizon exploded, "the riser blew off the wellhead and it’s still hooked to the rig,” about 7 miles away.

Therefore, even if BP claims that the “top kill” is successful, it still may not stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Chairman of Wow Energy Solutions, Nicholas Possi agrees with Simmons - BP has not only missed the main target, they may have actually “made it worse.”

Possi said BP has wasted a lot of time and that the only way to stop the leaks is to detonate a bomb in a location that would seal the well. At this point, he added, “This is a military operation.” (wrong leak)

Matt Simmons, Peak Oil expert? Yes.

I trust Dave McGowan. He's my kind of expert. This is what Dave McGowan said about Peak Oil back in October 2004:

The people that the 'Peak Oil' pitchmen are fronting for are deadly serious about selling 'Peak Oil' to the masses -- and not just in theoretical terms, as a cynical ploy to raise prices and increase profits. No, it has become clear that the real goal is to actually cut off most of the world's oil supplies under the ruse that the oil simply no longer exists. The desired result is massive social unrest, widespread famine, and endless war. The majority of the world's people will not survive. Those that do will find themselves living under the overtly authoritarian form of rule that will quickly be deemed necessary to restore order. And if you think that we here in America are exempt, you are sadly mistaken.

In order to pull off this stunt, all the world's major oil producing regions must be solidly under the control of the U.S. and it's co-conspirators, otherwise known as 'allies.' In other words, the puppet-masters have to control all the major oil taps, so that they have complete control over the flow of oil -- or lack of it. And that, in a nutshell, is the real reason for America's recent military ventures. The goal, you see, is not to steal Iraq's oil, or the oil in the 'Stans, or in the Sudan, or in Venezuela, or anywhere else. We don't want to take their oil, because the truth is that we don't really need it (http://www.oilandgasreporter.com/stories/090101/cov_opinions.shtml). What we want to do is sit on the taps so no one else can get to the oil.

The goal of Peak Oil (ie: oil is scarce) is actually to jam up and control oil, to make it scarce when actually, it is not scarce. More from Dave:

Contrary to conventional wisdom, I believe that the Central Asian adventure has been wildly successful. True, the West hasn't reaped the bounty of the region's oil and gas reserves -- but I don't think that was ever the goal. To the contrary, I think the U.S. has done exactly what it set out to do: deny anyone else the opportunity - by force if necessary, and it will become necessary - to exploit the area's resources.

Also contrary to conventional wisdom, I believe that the Iraq adventure has also been successful. Again, the goal was not to steal Iraqi oil; the goal was to shut down or severely limit the flow of Iraqi oil, and that goal has obviously been accomplished. Indeed, some reports have held that American troops (and American mercenaries) are responsible for at least some of the pipeline bombings and other attacks on the Iraqi oil infrastructure.
And the outcome of this Gulf disaster fits nicely into that pattern. It justifies control, but not control by the American people (or any sovereign people who have oil under their land), but control by TPTB.

So the oil is not scarce. No problem. The oil can still be controlled. They will just approach the problem from the opposite direction. The problem is not that oil is scarce, actually, but that it threatens to come out of the ground for 9000 days like a volcano, according to Matt Simmons. Who knew?

April 1999: Wall Street Journal: 
HOUSTON -- Something mysterious is going on at Eugene Island 330.

Production at the oil field, deep in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, was supposed to have declined years ago. And for a while, it behaved like any normal field: Following its 1973 discovery, Eugene Island 330's output peaked at about 15,000 barrels a day. By 1989, production had slowed to about 4,000 barrels a day.

Then suddenly -- some say almost inexplicably -- Eugene Island's fortunes reversed. The field, operated by PennzEnergy Co., is now producing 13,000 barrels a day, and probable reserves have rocketed to more than 400 million barrels from 60 million. Stranger still, scientists studying the field say the crude coming out of the pipe is of a geological age quite different from the oil that gushed 10 years ago.
All of which has led some scientists to a radical theory: Eugene Island is rapidly refilling itself, perhaps from some continuous source miles below the Earth's surface. That, they say, raises the tantalizing possibility that oil may not be the limited resource it is assumed to be.

And here:

The deep-seated oil source at Eugene Island strongly supports T. Gold's theory about The Deep Hot Biosphere. Gold holds:
"that oil is actually a renewable, primordial syrup continually manufactured by the earth under ultrahot conditions and tremendous pressures. As this substance migrates toward the surface, it is attacked by bacteria, making it appear to have an organic origin dating back to the dinosaurs."

So, a quick recap of this lesson:

Problem: Oil is scarce? Solution: TPTB must control it.

Problem: Oil is plentiful? Solution: TPTB must control it.

You see, no matter what happens it's Win Win Win for TPTB!


Remember, it's all about control. They have to control us through emotional and mental manipulation.

I think it's clear that if the "top kill" at "ground zero" fails, and that's not even really "ground zero," then yes indeed we have just seen five weeks wasted during which time incalculable environment damage occurred. So just think about that now, if that should be the unbelievable sucker punch coming this Memorial Day weekend. Outrageous. Like those stories of doctors amputating the wrong limb, only a gazillion times worse.

That will immediately push people over the edge. The choices will narrow spectacularly. It will come down to the nuclear option plus Tony Hayward's head on a plate versus.... nothing. Nothing else will satisfy if we learn that the feds just let BP waste five weeks working on the wrong leak. So brace yourself.

But we have to ask ourselves, would TPTB ever want to explode a nuclear weapon in such a way that it remade the image of nuclear technology, in a way that made nuclear weapons or at least nuclear technology, you know... good?

Bad is good, black is white, war is peace, etc....

Is this what they're after? Is it possible that events have been purposely mismanaged to narrow the options until we have no choice but to use the nuclear option, because actually that's what they always wanted to do in the first place, but they just couldn't justify it? Until we demanded it?

Oil-Price.net provides free information on crude oil. According to them:

  • public opinion has rallied in favor of the nuclear explosion (EVIDENCE FOR THAT???? - ed.)
  • there's hope at the end of the tunnel
  • Obama sent a team of nuclear experts to contain the spill
  • Steven Chu is heading up that effort
  • the five member team will work with BP
  • it's been done before and there's really hardly anything to worry about
  • anyway WHAT CHOICE do we have?
This appears to be an oil industry position.

Here are some short bios of the special nuclear team, headed up by Steven Chu.

And here is some history of the Russians using this technology in the past, though of course, no one has ever breathed a word about it until now.

Let's go back a few months.....December 2009:

US Energy Secretary's (Steven Chu) remarks on nuclear power aimed to end perception that Obama is anti-nuke

Chu’s remarks have offered some of the clearest insight yet into how the Obama administration intends to approach nuclear power – something that has remained a shadowy topic, even after Obama revealed his budget two weeks ago.

His words could also help define the energy policies of other countries, as the worldwide nuclear industry lobby continues to promulgate, with apparent success, that nuclear energy is an integral carbon free way to produce energy amid a global climate crisisa point of view that Bellona has repudiated.

"Nuclear is going to be part of our energy future. It has to be," Chu told members of the Senate Budget Committee at a hearing in which a half dozen senators, Republicans and Democrats, raised concerns about the administration's support for nuclear power, according to transcripts of the meeting.
Also see September 2008: Buffet will decide if nuclear has a future.

Evidently the answer is Yes.

Wasn't it Rahm who said we can't let a good crisis go to waste? I think it was.

Anyway, in case you were worried about New Jersey, officials there have created a special "gulf spill team" to make sure that none of that nasty oil fouls the New Jersey shore. I bet they will have "fucking proper fucking booming" set up and everything.

After all, we have our priorities.


distractions - updated

The history of BP starts in Iran:

The Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) was founded in 1908, following the discovery of a large oil field in Masjed Soleiman, Iran. It was the first company using the oil reserves of the Middle East. APOC was renamed Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) in 1935, and eventually became the British Petroleum Company (BP) in 1954, as one root of the BP Company today. For half a century, profit from the company flowed into European hands. Not only did the British government own a majority share but revenue that Iran did receive was used to re-pay debts owed to European creditors, which earlier shahs had incurred. Other cheap concessions in Iran were also obtained by Europeans, to their benefit and Iran's cost.

The company, too, reneged on agreements to train Iranian technicians and engineers. It paid Iranians considerably less than foreigners and accommodated Iranian workers in sub-standard housing. The 1953 Iranian coup d'├ętat, which supported the reigning Shah and removed an elected Prime Minister, was sparked by the company's nationalization. After the coup, a new contract was negotiated giving Iran a 50 percent share.

Iran's subsequent alienation from the West (beginning in 1979), which owes much to how the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company profited from exploiting Iran's oil over many years, can be attributed in part to the irresponsible way that a "game" was played in other people's territory, with little thought to what the consequences might be. The degree to which the prosperity of former colonial powers was gained at the cost of others is an issue that a world community of nations committed to justice and a fairer distribution of resources needs to address.

"2008 marks the 100th anniversary of oil discovery at Masjid Sulaiman in southwest Iran (Persia), which ushered in a new era in the history of the Middle East. This is the story of the men who made this discovery."


PBS headline for Wednesday: BP prepares to plug leak; Clinton calls for response to N. Korea

So the two stories must be about the same importance, see?

An obvious, horrific environmental catastrophe (actual false flag?) vs a false flag cock up. I'm sure about the horrific, environmental catastrophe, and pretty sure about the false flag cock up too.

First off, Clinton visited Asia with Tim Geithner and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. So they were there to talk about money and trade and economic issues.

Jane Lubchenco heads up NOAA. Her boss is Gary Locke.

Yesterday Jane Lubchenco said that it would be a couple of weeks before NOAA would know how much crude has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.

New video provided by BP (BP.L) of its leaking underwater oil well should make it easier to calculate how much crude is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, said NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco. "It's only been in the last couple of days that we have gotten video that was high enough resolution, long enough length and fast enough shutter speed to really do credible calculations," she told a House committee hearing on the oil spill. Lubchenco told reporters after the hearing that the new oil flow estimate would be ready within two weeks.
Oh yeah, TAKE YOUR TIME! No problem. We totally understand.

Seriously, in a million years, could you have ever possibly imagined  LESS URGENCY than the responses given by your representatives in the US government to this disaster? I cannot. The foot dragging is quite breathtaking. Just imagine telling your mortgage company that you will take a look at the mortgage bill in a few weeks, and then you'll need to study it, and actually you were planning on sending the whole amount but turns out you can only send a little bit, and you'll get to that just as soon as you can but first you've got to purchase a couple of items for yourself, like a new wardrobe. I'm sure they would totally understand and say TAKE YOUR TIME, right? Right.

Meanwhile, in Asia, Hillary Clinton demands a serious international response to North Korea's "unacceptable provocation."
In Seoul earlier Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the world must respond to the "unacceptable provocation" represented by the sinking of a South Korean warship, as Pyongyang engaged in blistering rhetoric against Seoul and Washington.

..."I believe that the Chinese understand the seriousness of this issue and are willing to listen to the concerns expressed by both South Korea and the United States," she said in South Korea. "We expect to be working with China as we move forward in fashioning a response." Tensions on the divided Korean peninsula have risen sharply since international investigators issued a report last week saying a North Korean submarine was likely responsible for the sinking of the Cheonan, a corvette patrolling the Yellow Sea.

...She praised the investigation of the sinking as "very thorough, highly professional" and "very convincing." She said both the United States and South Korea had offered China "additional information and briefings about the underlying facts of that event." "We hope that China will take us up on our offer to really understand the details of what happened and the objectivity of the investigation that led to the conclusions," she said. (via Huffington Post)
Aha so according to Hillary, the world MUST respond to the VERY CONVINCING report that the North Korean submarine was LIKELY RESPONSIBLE for the sinking of the South Korean warship, an act that REPRESENTED an UNACCEPTABLE PROVOCATION.

Good theory except for the wrinkle that North Korea does not use German submarines.

[Unless Russian-built submarines can fire German torpedoes, then the North could not have fired the fatal shot at a sub in the middle of a circle of US/S. Korean ships practicing anti-submarine warfare. SEE: North Korea Doesn’t Have German Submarines

Turkey, Greece and South Africa, Israel and South Korea use German submarines. Under the Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative, the US has been leasing German-built Type 209 submarines from Sweden and Peru for training purposes since 2005.]
So China has been somewhat reluctant, despite Hillary's arm-twisting, to go along with all this blaming North Korea. Understandably so.

Meanwhile there seems to be disappointment in some circles over the Chinese economic stance.

Yes, there were plenty of memoranda of understanding and a total of eight agreements reached, while the Chinese press lauded the talks as a success and Mrs Clinton bravely insisted they had yielded “concrete results”. However, it is difficult to see what these results are, and harder still to believe that those in the US calling for punitive measures against Chinese imports in retaliation for China’s currency policies will be satisfied....Mr Geithner, in his closing comments, may have welcomed China’s commitment to reform its exchange rate mechanism as it looks to increase domestic consumption, but China’s statements are not even close to the timetable for appreciation that some Americans would like to see.
And at the same time, Russia is urging calm about the situation with North Korea.

The international investigation team represented Australia, Canada, South Korea, Sweden, the US and UK. I'm sure you can see that it would be totally impartial (cough). Russia is sending it's own investigators. 
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Igor Lyakin-Frolov today said that Moscow needs "100 percent proof" that North Korea sank the ship. (source)
So to cut right through, it looks like some people possibly represented by Hillary Clinton and Tim Geithner would like to see a confrontation with North Korea. Some arrangements were made? Regrettably some people died. Very serious. North Korea is blamed after an international investigation of controlled parties. Predictably, and helpfully, Kim Jong Il plays tug-of-war against Hillary and Tim, and threatens to be a crazy whack job. And all of this very helpfully taking place at the same time that the Gulf disaster unfolds.

How distracting.


Meanwhile, the "top kill" effort at "ground zero" remains in limbo for another 24-48 hours.

Obama says the federal government is "in charge" and open to any and all ideas about the spill.

One person, Elizabeth Birnbaum, head of MMS, was fired.

And BP, facing over 100 lawsuits so far, is asking courts to place every pre-trial issue into the hands of one man.

That judge, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes, has traveled the world giving lectures on ethics for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a professional association and research group that works with BP and other oil companies. The organization pays his travel expenses.

Hughes has also collected royalties from several energy companies, including ConocoPhillips and Devon Energy, from investments in mineral rights, his financial disclosure forms show.

...The company wants all of the oil spill lawsuits — at least 98 as of May 21 — to be heard in Houston because that's the home of BP's American headquarters, where many witnesses and records are located, and where many of the suits have been filed. BP is facing suits in at least seven different courts in five states, including Florida.

...For the past two years, Hughes has served as a "distinguished lecturer on ethics" for the American Association of Professional Geologists, a Tulsa-based organization representing 35,000 geologists around the world, most of whom work in the oil and gas industry. During that time, the judge has given 13 speeches for the organization, from Texas to Cape Town, South Africa.

Member Council of Foreign Relations

  • Thinks he's charming and cute, but he's pompous and arrogant. He does not follow the rules of civil procedure, particularly with respect to discovery. He calls counsel into chambers, picks sides early, and then allows only limited discovery (sometimes just against one party). His "targeted" discovery steers everything toward the summary judgment outcome he desires. If he picks the other side, you better try to dismiss quickly. 
  • Very goal-oriented, he will get the result that he wants regardless of the law. He proudly believes that he is the ultimate in legal writing and often creates confusion.  
  • Very opinionated. Appears to be goal oriented in his decision making process. I concur with the "monumental ego" comment. 
  • "Abandon hope all ye who enter here" - this judge is a poster child for black robe syndrome. Needlessly arrogant toward parties and counsel, he doesn't follow the law or procedure as detailed by CTA-5, and is actually proud of his pompous refusals to do so. Absolute nadir of SDTx judges, and among the worst federal judges I've seen. anywhere.  
  • This judge is mean, nasty, outrageous and obviously biased toward corporate defendants, particularly banks. Has a limited ability to think and reason, hidden by nasty screaming personal attacks on lawyers and tirades. 
  • Avoid Judge Hughes at all costs. Despite a high intellect, he has a complete disregard for civil statutes and precident. He chooses "his side" early and does everything possible to make the other side's life miserable irrespective of the facts. Plaintiffs beware! One of the more reversed Judges on the 5th Circuit. As the saying around town goes: "Sometimes you just get Hughesed."  
  • Probably the meanest, rudest judge I've ever dealt with. If he hates your client the criminal defendant, he will go out of his way to attack both you and your client. I will do all I can to avoid Judge Hughes in the future. Mean, nasty, and highly petty. I've heard he's better in civil cases, but hopefully I'll never have to find out for myself. 
There were some more positive comments, but I looked into his eyes, and I saw his soul, and that arrogant smirk on his face, and I'm going with my gut instinct on this one. Hey it was a good enough standard for George W. Bush, so it's a good enough standard for my damn blog.

UPDATE: Karl Rove says that this is Obama's Katrina, and goes on to make many excellent points, the same kinds of points that we pesky bloggers have made, not heard in corporate media, then suddenly in the Wall Street Journal, and credited to Karl Rove.

Isn't that great?

Except he doesn't compare it to 911. He forgot that part.

Karl, you forgot the part how this is so much like 911. How could you miss that one?

 So happy.
so I guess he needs some great exposure in the WSJ
to help him make lots of money.


it's all fun and games until the Gulf of Mexico gets destroyed

A damning collection of news items for your grim appreciation. Remember when we used to hear about National Security all the time? Haven't heard that one lately.

1. Signs of trouble evident hour before oil rig explosion
  • "Witnesses reported the well was spurting liquid and pressure tests indicated "a very large abnormality" was occurring aboard the rig, according to a memo released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday afternoon."
  • "And the report found that other events aboard the rig "require further inquiry," including an unexpected loss of drilling fluid five hours before the explosion that suggested a leak in the blowout preventer -- a critical piece of equipment that has failed to shut down the well. "
2. IG report: Meth, porn used by drilling agency staff

  • "While no specifics were included in the report, "we discovered that the individuals involved in the fraternizing and gift exchange — both government and industry — have often known one another since childhood," Kendall said. Their relationships took precedence over their jobs, Kendall said."
  • "The report said that employees from the Lake Charles, La., MMS office had repeatedly accepted gifts, including hunting and fishing trips from the Island Operating Company, an oil and gas company working on oil platforms regulated by the Interior Department."
  • "Two employees at the Lake Charles office admitted using illegal drugs, and many inspectors had e-mails that contained inappropriate humor and pornography on their government computers, the report said."
  • "One MMS inspector conducted four inspections of Island Operating platforms while negotiating and later accepting employment with the company, the report said."
2.5 Big spat on rig preceded explosion (added 5/27)

  • "Douglas H. Brown, Transocean's chief mechanic on the Deepwater Horizon rig, said key representatives from both companies had a "skirmish" during an 11 a.m. meeting on April 20. Less than 11 hours later, the well had a blowout, an uncontrolled release of oil and gas, killing 11 workers."
  • "It wasn't clear what Mr. Harrell objected to specifically about BP's instructions, but the rig's primary driller, Dewey Revette, and tool pusher, Miles Randall Ezell, both of Transocean, also disagreed with BP, Mr. Brown said. However, BP was in charge of the operation and the BP representative prevailed, Mr. Brown said."
  • "Mr. Harrell hasn't testified and declined repeated requests for comment. Donald Vidrine, listed on Transocean's documents as BP's "company man" on April 20, couldn't be reached. Mr. Revette was among the 11 workers who were killed." UPDATE: 5/27, "Scheduled witnesses are dropping like flies."
  • "Mr. Vidrine was supposed to testify Thursday but dropped out, citing an undisclosed medical issue, according to a Coast Guard spokeswoman. Another top BP official who was scheduled to testify Thursday, Robert Kaluza, declined to do so, asserting his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, the Coast Guard spokeswoman said."

3. Deepwater Horizon survivors allege they were kept in seclusion after rig explosion, coerced into signing legal waivers

  • According to two surviving crew members of the Deepwater Horizon, oil workers from the rig were held in seclusion on the open water for up to two days after the April 20 explosion, while attorneys attempted to convince them to sign legal documents stating that they were unharmed by the incident. 
  • The men claim that they were forbidden from having any contact with concerned loved ones during that time, and were told they would not be able to go home until they signed the documents they were presented with.

By Ralph Charles Whitley, Sr.

Ladies and Gentlemen:

The DEEPWATER HORIZON sinking caused twisted 21 inch riser piping to start leaking in three places at 5,000 feet in the Gulf Seabed. Sadly the proven methods to STOP THE LEAK still have not been used since 042010 until today at 052010 for reasons unknown. BP, Governor of Florida and Governor of LA were all given, along with the President, the Counter Pressure Plug information from a UK inventor Branko R. Babic as he invented same in 1991 for Kuwait Oil Fires above the ground and they will work underwater with ROV welding special thick steel tubes with washers to be welded to the interior while the tubes allow full flow of gas, oil, water through tubes into the gulf.

ROV's can be used to WELD UNDERWATER the 5 inch thick washers compressed with thick rubber washers against the inside pipe sealing off all leaking oil, gas and water while the straight through pipe could take the contents flowing through to the TOP of the sea into barges. Keep in mind the CPP with flow pipe has a BALL VALVE wheel operated to shut down the flow and BP could then try to seal the BOP stopping the leak entirely.

BP and Horizon personnel reviewing the messages since 041610 first started denying the idea had merit and they put a straw type pipe six inches inside with rubber flaps then started drawing OFF oil and gas from ONE LEAKING AREA but BP refused to consider the CPP Invention of Branko R. Babic or suggestion to use a "JET SWET' type invention to seal the big pipe and allow the small pipe to function until welded in place then the BALL VALVE WOULD SHUT DOWN THE WELL SO THEY COULD TRY TO USE THE BOP TO SEAL.

What is ODD is a survivor who was the Chief Electronics Technician KNEW the BOP annular was damaged weeks earlier and that the rubber had come up through the piping and was shown to proper supervisors. Also the BOP ELECTRICAL MODULE was damaged plus a battery problem prevented the BOP from shutting down at the time of the alleged ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT causing the disaster. Sounds like CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE CAUSING THE DEATH OF 11 MEN AND RISKING 115 OTHERS that has to be investigated.

I am, as a Professional Plumbing Contractor and former Welder, amazed that BP ignored the requests to use an 8 hour window to make and test the CPP and CPP with piping and ball valve then STOP THE LEAK since 042610 through today 052010. More amazing is the failure of the United States President and others to TAKE OVER THE SITE IN THE INTERESTS OF NATIONAL SECURITY UNTIL EVERYTHING IS REMOVED FROM THE SEA BED AND CONFIRMATION OF CRIMINAL ACTS OR TERRORISM IF NOT MURDER ARE CONFIRMED.

The BP people have been paid an insurance POLICY OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS without any proof the damage was an ACCIDENT or even covered events with knowledge of BOP or other problems ignored.

Anyone desiring a COPY OF PDF'S CONFIRMING FAILURE OF BP to act send an e-mail to backflow2@verizon.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it asking for same and it will arrive.

I just finished sending e-mails to everyone and LABEOC on how to siphon OFF THE OIL AND WATER then separate the OIL from water and store the OIL in barges using special equipment known to work for SKIMMING OIL. PRAY FOR FLORIDA, GULF COAST AND EAST COAST OF AMERICA PLUS ISLANDS !

Ralph Charles Whitley, Sr.

Backflow Prevention, Inc. CFC032631

4532 W. Kennedy Blvd. PMB-276

Tampa, Florida 33609-2042 USA

See more information on Branko Babic's counter pressure plug inventions here:

The use of this technology could have contained the carnage in the Kuwaiti oil fields in a matter of weeks. It is reported that the Kuwaiti people were losing 60 million dollars per day in lost revenues because of the escaping oil. The containment of the damage took some eight months to complete.

The plug technology, was not allowed to be used in Kuwait

Well over half of all the damaged installations in the Kuwaiti oil fields, were contained using the displacement tube patented technology. The Kuwaiti People were said to have paid in excess of 2 Billion pounds (2000 million pounds), for the repair works.

Specific modifications to the technology can be tailored to any given oil extracting problem. This technology can be bought outright or licensed to oil extracting companies as a first means of coping with escaping oil from pressurized installations.

The above technology remains the best way, to contain damaged pressurized installations.
Do you detect a pattern? Allow damage to escalate, refuse solutions, make a fortune on clean up and repair.

5. Oil spill brings death in the ocean from top to bottom

  • "Dispersants can contain particular evils. Corexit 9527 — used extensively by BP despite it being toxic enough to be banned in British waters — contains 2-butoxyethanol, a compound that ruptures red blood cells in whatever eats it."
  • "Its replacement, COREXIT 9500, contains petroleum solvents and other components that can damage membranes, and cause chemical pneumonia if aspirated into the lungs following ingestion."
  • But what worries Dr Shaw most is the long-term potential for toxic chemicals to build up in the food chain. “There are hundreds of organic compounds in oil, including toxic solvents and PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), that can cause cancer in animals and people. In this respect light, sweet crude is more toxic than the heavy stuff. It’s not only the acute effects, the loss of whole niches in the food web, it’s also the problems we will see with future generations, especially in top predators.”

6. Obama administration defends BP response to oil spill disaster

  • "Amid growing popular anger over BP’s disastrous response to the gulf coast oil spill, the Obama administration came to the company’s defense on Monday, while again rejecting any federal takeover of the response."
  • "Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen defended BP’s actions at a White House press conference on Monday, calling them “rational.” Allen said that he could not see any reason why the federal government should take over the response to the oil spill."
  • "BP, meanwhile, continued spraying the highly-toxic Corexit 9500 dispersant onto the Gulf of Mexico, despite a government order instructing it to stop by Saturday. BP has refused to comply with a separate demand issued by the government that it turn over all scientific data regarding the spill in its possession."
  • "Allen also reiterated the claim, repeated continuously since the April 20 explosion, that regulators had no way to foresee the failure of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer. This was, again, false, as demonstrated by a 2004 study by the Minerals Management Service, which found that most blowout preventers failed at deep-sea drill sites."
  • "Meanwhile, BP announced that it is siphoning much less oil from the spill than it had previously announced."
  • "BP said that its latest attempt to shut down the leak, called a “top kill,” would be delayed till Wednesday. The company plans to inject drilling mud into the blowout preventer in an attempt to clog it. If this fails, the company will try the same thing, except with shredded tires. At Monday’s press conference, Allen said that he puts the likelihood of success of these actions at between 60 and 70 percent."
  • "White House press secretary Robert Gibbs also insisted that the White House would not back down from its plans to promote offshore oil drilling."

7. Exclusive: FBI details surge in death threats against lawmakers

  • Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer says threats against members of Congress were up 300 percent in the first few months of 2010. 


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BAE Systems is a huge defense contracting company registered in the UK and serving seven home markets: Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, UK and the US. BAE Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland and handles relationships with the DoD. BAE Systems trains and employs people for the US Army's Human Terrain System (HTS) out of Leavenworth, Kansas.

HTS provides Human Terrain Teams (HTT) and Human Terrain Analysis Teams (HTAT) to augment deployed combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The idea is to embed social scientists into combat brigades, and these anthropologists will help the military get on better with the local populations. Theoretically a good idea if, say, we really were in Iraq and Afghanistan to help the local populations. Otherwise, total mind-fucking and completely unethical. So much so that actual anthropologists want nothing to do with HTT.

John Allison, an actual anthropologist who entered and resigned from the program wrote the following in his resignation letter:
My experience in the program included both instruction in such things as military culture, military language, military decision-making process, Counter-Insurgency doctrine, and many other topics intended to socialize the trainees into the world as seen by the military. During this time, more than once, the majority of the class – who were either current or retired career military or those with former military service who were hoping to convert into an intelligence role such as CIA – would speak about the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’. This refers to how the majority in a group can shape the values and perception of the minority. Apparently, in most ‘cycles’ (six-month long training group schedules up to deployment), the majority of the HTT candidates are such military personnel as were in our November 2009 Cycle, which actually began mid-October. It became clear that the majority saw their job as to expedite the acculturation of the rest of us – those who had the skills and credential that were needed to support the ‘soft’ warfare image that HTS advertises – an image of winning the hearts and minds of the peoples of Afghanistan and Iraq - to win the anthropologists over to their military culture’s world view and values; or to marginalize and force the non-compliant to resign.
It's just for the image. People who joined HST with good intentions were used to put a smiley face on military goals.

All of this has lately come under increased scrutiny.

A member of the US Army (TRADOC) management team in Afghanistan, according to sources, is a “gun runner.” That individual is allegedly listed in an “FBI database” and has “ties to Wali Karzai and the drug business.” Another Human Terrain System leader has apparently been accused by “local nationals…of being a pedophile—touching young Afghan children while out in the field and making disturbing comments about them.” Members of a US Army Stryker group in Afghanistan have made the same comments. 

These comments appear outrageous but, then again, this is the US Army Human Terrain System. It’s a head-shaker that the US Army (TRADOC) and Lt Gen. Lennox heap praise upon it even as the US Congress, House Armed Services Committee, has said the program needs a good scrub, as reported by the authorities on HTS at Wired the Washington Independent. HASC is to be applauded for this action. And it could not come at a better time.
So HTS is not what it claims to be. But people play dumb. Unbelievably, US Army Generals claim that they did not know HTS was a spy/intel program, even though it is funded as a Military Intelligence Program. (John Stanton in Zero Anthropology, 5/7/10)

Dr. Montgomery McFate (nee Mitzy Carlough, a former punk rock child of hippies) and Dr. Marilyn Mitchell oversee the development of HTS anthropology training. McFate's husband, Sean McFate, used to work as program director of the national security initiative at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank until his mother, Mary McFate/Mary Lou Sapone, was outed by Mother Jones in 2008 as a for-hire operative who spied on citizens' groups for corporate clients. Nice! Both Mitzy and her husband reportedly worked for Mary McFate in the past. That's why Mitzy is so qualified for HTS, see, because she's an anthropologist/former punk rocker and not a spy, ok?

Here are John Stanton's reports on the Army's Human Terrain System.


You may or may not be surprised to find links between BAE Systems and BP. A July 2007 piece in Executive Intelligence Review gives a rundown of several key BAE executives.

  • BAE chairman Richard Olver is a former director and deputy group chief executive of BP, and a director of Reuters, the British news/propaganda arm which is headed by a Knight Commander of the British Empire, Sir Niall FitzGerald.

  • BAE chief executive officer Michael Turner is a director of Lazard, the Venetian bank with ties to the British Round Table group, the French Synarchy, the Venetian circles around Assicurazioni Generali, and the United States. Lazard is also closely connected to the international war materials cartels, and to Royal Dutch Shell.

  • BAE director Philip Carroll is a former president and chief executive of Shell Oil Company, the Houston-based U.S. arm of Royal Dutch Shell. Carroll is also a former chairman and chief executive of Fluor, the giant engineering company currently headed by Lord Robin Renwick, a vice chairman of J.P. Morgan Cazenove. Additionally, Carroll is a member of the advisory board of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Houston's Rice University, a school which has a long history as a British outpost in the United States.

  • BAE director Sir Nigel Rudd is deputy chairman of Barclays, the largest bank in the world by assets. Barclays has interlocking directorships with not only BAE, but Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Cazenove, raw materials powers Rio Tinto and Freeport McMoRan, and British newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror.

  • BAE director and chief operating officer Walt Havenstein, who heads BAE's U.S. unit, is a former employee of both Lockheed Martin's Sanders unit and Raytheon, and is said to have extensive knowledge of ultra-secret electronic warfare systems.

  • BAE director Michael Hartnell is a retired finance director of British plastics and packaging company Rexam, and is a director of Lonmin, the notorious mining company formerly known as Lonrho. Lonmin chairman Sir John Craven is also chairman of the private bank of the wealthy Fleming family.

  • BAE director Dr. Ulrich Cartellieri is a long-time member of the international advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a former official and director of Deutsche Bank, and a current and former director of a number of German industrial companies.

  • BAE director Andy Inglis is a former managing director of BP and head of its exploration and production arm.

  • BAE director Sir Peter Mason is the retired chief executive of AMEC plc, a British engineering firm with ties to N.M. Rothschild.

  • BAE director Roberto Quarta is a partner with the U.S. private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, which has deep ties to the Morgan and Rothschild interests in the United States.

  • BAE Director Peter Weinberg is a partner in the boutique investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners. Joseph Perella is a prominent mergers and acquisitions banker who was formerly a partner with current Lazard head Bruce Wasserstein. Weinberg is a former senior partner with Goldman Sachs, and the son and grandson of prominent Goldman Sachs bankers.
BAE knows all about message control. BP knows all about message control.

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen made these statements over the weekend:

"I don't think it's an issue of control. What makes this an unprecedented anomalous event is access to the discharge site is controlled by the technology that was used for the drilling, which is owned by the private sector. They have the eyes and ears that are down there. ... Our responsibility is to conduct proper oversight to make sure they do that."

That's right. It's not about control, American people, because our government DOES NOT HAVE ANY. Our people don't have "access to the discharge site," but somehow despite that they're going to conduct proper oversight. How's that, you ask?

Hey, no worries.

"When I give them direction or the federal on-scene coordinator gives them direction, we get a response. I've got [BP Chief Executive] Tony Hayward's personal cellphone number. If I have a problem, I call him. Some of the problems we have had that we've worked through are more logistics and coordination issues. ... I trust Tony Hayward. When I talk to him, I get an answer."
OK? Thad Allen trusts Tony Hayward because when he talks to him, he gets an answer. For all we know Tony tells Allen to fuck off and die.

It is all about control, and who has it. And the problem is that Thad Allen goes on CNN and makes this statement to Candy Crowley, after over a month of oil absolutely flooding into the Gulf of Mexico, non-stop, and people accept Allen's statement as being reasonable. But if you look at his statement, he is saying that the US government has been completely subordinated to private interests, and in fact he has no control whatsoever over BP, a conclusion supported by the facts, and which is totally insane.

That is what we are being mind-controlled not to see. They will mind-control every sentient being to death if we let them.

UPDATE: Reports that lawyers from Transocean were ready to go, on the rescue boats, with legal waivers, and everyone was forced to sign them. (h/t Alhamask)

via flu case: 

Deepwater Horizon survivors allege they were kept in seclusion after rig explosion, coerced into signing legal waivers

Fri May 21, 5:20 pm ET

According to two surviving crew members of the Deepwater Horizon, oil workers from the rig were held in seclusion on the open water for up to two days after the April 20 explosion, while attorneys attempted to convince them to sign legal documents stating that they were unharmed by the incident. The men claim that they were forbidden from having any contact with concerned loved ones during that time, and were told they would not be able to go home until they signed the documents they were presented with.

Stephen Davis, a seven-year veteran of drilling-rig work from San Antonio, told The Guardian's Suzanne Goldenberg today that he was held on a boat for 36 to 40 hours after diving into the Gulf from the burning rig and swimming to safety. Once on a crew boat, Davis said, he and the others were denied access to satellite phones or radio to get in touch with their families, many of whom were frantic to find out whether or not they were OK.

Davis' attorney told Goldenberg that while on the boat, his client and the others were told to sign the statements presented to them by attorneys for Transocean — the firm that owned the Deepwater Horizon — or they wouldn't be allowed to go home. After being awake for 50 harrowing hours, Davis caved and signed the papers. He said most of the others did as well.

Davis' story seems to be backed up by a similar account given to NPR by another Deepwater Horizon crewmember earlier in the month. Christopher Choy, a roustabout on the rig, said that the lawyers gathered the survivors in the galley of a boat and said, "'You need to sign these. Nobody's getting off here until we get one from everybody.' ... At the bottom, it said something about, like, you know, this can be used as evidence in court and all that. I told them, 'I'm not signing it.' "

Choy said that once he was finally allowed to get off the boat, he was shuttled to a hotel, where he met up with his wife. At the hotel, representatives from Transocean confronted him again and badgered him to sign the statement. Exhausted, traumatized and desperate to go home, Choy said that he finally relented and signed.

Choy's lawyer, Steve Gordon, is incensed over what transpired in the hours after the explosion. He, along with other attorneys for Deepwater Horizon workers, is trying to get the documents voided by the courts.

"It's absurd. It's unacceptable, and it's irresponsible," Gordon told NPR.

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