Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Report: Italian Mafia and Ukranian Mercenaries Helping Gaddafi

A disturbing piece of news is making its way through the blogosphere, and that is that mercenary Ukrainian pilots are flying Libyan MiGs to fire on protesters in Tripoli. The same source indicates the Italian mafia is involved in some capacity in aiding the beleaguered dictator. Here is the text of the report:

According to a STRATFOR diplomatic source in the region, Ukrainian pilots are flying Libyan MiGs to fire on protesters in Tripoli.

The source claims the Italian mafia is also assisting the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and that boats operated by Italians have attacked demonstrators in Benghazi and Tripoli.

The source's information indicated that the Egyptian army has prevented a convoy of trucks carrying aid to Libya from crossing the border, as the Egyptian military is unhappy with potential regime change in Libya.

Meanwhile, demonstrators in Tripoli are planning to reach Bab al-Aziziyya, a bastion for the Libyan regime. The Libyan army unit that guards the road leading to Bab al-Aziziyya has joined the demonstrators, according to the source. The source's information has not been verified.

Additionally, Italian parliamentary sources have been quoted as saying that a large number of Italian air force helicopters and the navy have been ordered south. Also, all Italian air bases have been placed on alert according to the same sources.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rare Syrian Protest - February 17 2011

On Thursday February 17, a shop keeper was trying to park his car near hi place of business in downtown Damascus, Syria. He was stopped by a traffic cop who insulted him and called him an ass. Typical verbal abuse by a tool of one of the most brutal dictatorial regimes in the Arab world. The man replied: " you would make 60 asses". The traffic cop then hit the man, still sitting in his car, with his stick. The man jumped out of the car to defend himself and engaged the assailant. At that point two other traffic cops came to the aide of their comrade and thoroughly beat the man...in the middle of the street.

Some people are really dumb.

The screams of the shopkeeper quickly drew other shopkeepers into the street who stood horrified at the sight they saw. Quickly and spontaneously, the shopkeepers closed their shops and marched into the street to confront the police. As word spread, approximately 4,000 people packed the narrow street demanding justice. The police had by then retreated into the doorway of a building and were completely surrounded. 

The crowd started chanting " The Syrian people will not be degraded". Soon enough police cars arrived on the scene and right after...the Minister of Interior! The minister then proceeds to plead with the crowd to be calm and patient, assuring them that justice will be served.

Here is the video:

Could the beating of this shopkeeper be the spark that ignites the passions of the Syrian people as was the case in Tunisia? Time will tell.

Ex-CIA Analyst, Ray McGovern, Beaten, Bloodied and Arrested

Well this is just sad.

In what can be described as the epitome of irony, ex-CIA senior analyst Ray McGovern was beaten, bloodied and arrested as he stood in silent protest at a speech by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week.

The topic of Mrs. Clinton's speech? Why freedom of expression of course!!

Here is a video interview with McGover, post attack and with bruises to show, with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now:

What's shocking is that Mr. McGovern is not a nobody in political circles. Here is an excerpt from his Wikipedia profile:

McGovern was a mid-level officer in the CIA in the 1960s where his focus was analysis of Soviet policy toward Vietnam. McGovern was one of President Ronald Reagan's intelligence briefers from 1981–85; he was in charge of preparing daily security briefs for Reagan, Vice President George H.W. Bush, the National Security Advisor, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Cabinet. Later, McGovern was one of several senior CIA analysts who prepared the President's Daily Brief (PDB) during the first Bush administration.
Upon retirement, McGovern was awarded the Intelligence Commendation Medal from Bush (which he later returned, see below[1]) and worked for Washington-based non-profits before becoming co-director of the Servant Leadership School in Washington. Now, McGovern works with Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, D.C.

However, McGovern also has a conscience:

McGovern has been an outspoken commentator on intelligence-related issues since the late 1990s.[2] He was heavily critical of the government's handling of the Wen Ho Lee case in 2000.[3] In 2002 he was publicly critical of President George W. Bush's use of government intelligence in the lead-up to the war in Iraq.[4]
In 2003, together with other former CIA employees, McGovern founded the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity or VIPS. The organization is dedicated to analyzing and criticizing the use of intelligence, specifically relating to the War in Iraq. In January 2006, McGovern began speaking out on behalf of the anti-war group Not in Our Name. According to the group's press release, McGovern served symbolic "war crimes indictments" on the Bush White House from a "people's tribunal."

Here is a video of McGovern calling Rumsfeld out on the lies that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq:

This man should be honoured for his service, consulted with because of his experience and respected for his opinions. He should be put on a pedestal!

It's a shame that's not the case.

From Bahrain to Saudi - Cracks Appearing

By now virtually everyone on the planet has heard of the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt as well as the pro-democracy movements in several Arab countries.

One of the more vicious government reactions to these protests has been that of Bahrain. The government sent in the military which proceeded to brutally fire on the crowds with live ammunition. These military thugs were shooting to kill, generating many head and upper body injuries. In fact, the first two protesters killed were SHOT IN THE BACK!!!

So far there are at least 5 deaths and thousands of injuries reported.The bulk of the wounded are taken to the Salmaniya Medical Complex, which is struggling to cope with the volume of wounded.Doctors are appealing for medical supplies...

Keep in mind that Bahrain has a total security force of 20,000 and a population of almost 800,000 people. Additionally, and unlike Egypt, the military is reviled because it is made up of foreign expats from countries like Yemen, Jordan and Pakistan. They are MERCENARIES.

Yesterday the Gulf Cooperation Council (whose member states are Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman) said they will go as far as using military force to protect the Bahraini regime and insure that protests don't spread to their countries. Oh and by the way , they sit on 45% of the world's crude oil reserves.

Today there are reports of Saudi military convoys entering Bahrain through the bridge that links the two countries. In this YouTube video, at the 0:50 mark, a driver captures part of the military convoy zooming past the traffic in a dedicated lane:

The unrest has spread to Saudi Arabia where today a small group of Saudi Shiites protested in the eastern province town of Awwamiya asking for the release of shiite political detainees who are being held in prison without trial.

Here is a YouTube video showing the small group of protesters and the line of police vehicles driving towards them as is captured by the driver:

Also today, Reuters is reporting that:

JEDDAH, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have detained several activists who tried to set up the kingdom's first political party, human rights activists said on Saturday.

The top oil exporter and U.S. ally is an absolute monarchy that does not tolerate any form of public dissent, does not have an elected parliament or any political parties.

Saudi Islamists and opposition activists this month launched a political party called the "Islamic Umma" in a rare challenge to authority inspired by unrest triggering regime change in Tunisia and Egypt.

"There are four in custody now. Five were arrested, two were outside the country and the others were questioned and released," said Mohammed al-Qahtani, a Riyadh-based activist and head of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association, who has been following the case.
By the way Jeddah is all the way on other side of the country in the western province on the Red Sea. It's inhabitants are almost 100% Sunni, not Shiite.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mubarak Thugs Kill Lone Unarmed Protester!!!

This video is the reason why governments should fear the people and not the other way around. At around minute 1:35 you will see a lone, unarmed, male protester advance up the alley trying to prevent the police from firing on the protesters behind him by turning himself into a human shield. His arms raised he stares defiantly at the police, whose guns are trained on him.

Then their guns go off and he is murdered in plain sight.

I am speechless.

The Tell: What Politicians Really Think About Egypt - UK Version

This post, and hopefully others to follow, aims to help people analyze the words of politicians and determine where they truly stand and what they think. This will be done using the powerful method of contrasts. The topic at hand is whether all the "talk" of supporting pro-democracy protests and opposition groups is sincere or is simply lip service designed to hedged against the success of these movements.

Let's face it. Politicians talk a good game. That's how they get elected. Voters the world over often suffer from a case of cognitive dissonance a few years after a politician they voted for has been in power. That's because, more often than not, politicians don't follow through on the promises made during their election campaigns. It leaves the voters confused and dismayed, if not disillusioned.

So what are we to do when faced with a great speech on a campaign trail, or anywhere else for that matter?

We have to learn to read between the lines.

Take the case of two prominent UK politicians, both discussing the recent pro-democracy protests in Egypt.

1- Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister, who is the current official envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East (US, EU, UN and Russia), as well as working with JP Morgan Chase in a "senior advisory capacity". His job is to mediate the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Interesting choice for a peace broker since he was the UK Prime Minister that sent his countrymen to a war in Iraq based on falsified intelligence, but I digress.

Here he is being interviewed by CNN's Piers Morgan on the events in Egypt (interview starts at minute 2:00):

Now for the analysis of some highlights (author's interpretations between brackets):

BLAIR: The question is, then, what emerges from that? And in particular, I think the key challenge for us, really, is how do we help partner this process of change and help manage it in such a way that what comes out of it is open-minded, fair, democratic government? 

(We need to find another, younger, version of Mubarak that will be equally brutal in suppressing his people and will continue to act as our agent in the region. We need to find this man quickly and trick the people into believing that he is their choice when in reality he's ours.)

MORGAN: Nobody seems quite sure what to say about President Mubarak. Depending on who you talk to, he's been a force for good or a force for evil. The people are clearly in Egypt making their feelings clear. Where do you stand on him?

BLAIR: Well, where you stand on him depends on whether you've worked with him from the outside or on the inside. And for those of us who worked with him over the -- particularly now I worked with him on the Middle East peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians, so this is somebody I'm constantly in contact with and working with.

And on that issue, I have to say, he's been immensely courageous and a force for good. Inside Egypt, and I have many Egyptian friends, it's clear that there's been a huge desire for change. So where you stand on President Mubarak very much depends on, you know, whether you've been dealing with him as an outsider on something like the peace process or whether you're somebody, I think, who's obviously an aspiring middle class there that are wanting now the same types of freedom and changes that people have elsewhere. 

(He's not such a bad guy come on Piers! I mean he does whatever we want. I pick up the phone regularly and tell him what to do and what to say. Sure he could be temperamental sometimes but who isn't? I hear some people are complaining he  doesn't give them enough freedom, but all those people are inside Egypt so I don't give a $%^&. Notice how he fails to call him a dictator!)

BLAIR: Well, first of all, let's just be very clear, Piers. Hosni Mubarak is not Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein took a country that -- when he came to power had a GDP they had roughly the equivalent of Portugal and Spain and devastated it.

Hosni Mubarak, to be fair, has presided over an Egyptian economy that's something like doubled in the last decade. But I don't think the west should be in the slightest bit embarrassed about the fact that it's been working very closely with President Mubarak over the peace process, and it has, by the way, but at the same time, it's been urging change within Egypt. 

(He's an obedient poodle, unlike that former puppet of ours, Saddam, that went rogue on us all of a sudden. Mubarak is great because he gave our corporations all the concessions that they wanted and sure he skimmed 50-70 billion dollars off the top but who's counting? Certainly not the 40% of the population that make under $2 a day...until now...gulp)

MORGAN: Can I ask you, Mr. Blair, I mean how do you find your job? I mean many people would argue you've gone into an absolute hornet's nest here because you were a British prime minister through the war in Iraq and indeed Afghanistan.

How do you feel being a peace envoy in an area of the world where a lot of Arabs don't trust you and don't like you?

BLAIR: Well, some do, some don't. I mean not everybody was in favor of keeping Saddam Hussein in place and many people regarded the attacks on America of 9/11 of appalling -- of an appalling nature. So you know you've got different strands of opinion there.

Over, you know, the past and my role, for example, as a strong ally of America or a strong ally of Israel, I never hide that. Not that I could if I wanted to. I make it clear that I'm in favor of democratic government and I'm in favor of bringing about change within the region.

Now I think one part of that change is a viable peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But it's also precisely about making sure that dictators like Saddam can't stay in power. 

(Piers! Must you highlight that I'm a tool and nobody outside the corrupt puppet regimes in the region listens to what I say!  Yes, I am an agent of America and Israel, and yes I am working here on their behalf, but I will always pay lip service to "democracy" because it doesn't cost me anything to say it and it sounds good. My job is to make sure the Israelis continue subjugating the Palestinians and terrorizing them as well as making sure that all of the puppets stay in line. Otherwise they get what Saddam got.

2- George Galloway, a former UK member of parliament for 23 years, who has been a very outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, the Bush and Blair administrations, the Israeli abuse of the Palestinians and the dictatorships in several countries in the Arab world, including Egypt.

In fact, he led an aid convoy to the stricken and boycotted people of Gaza, passing through Egyptian territory and due to clashes with Mubarak thugs that were trying to enforce the boycott he was deported and declared persona non grata. The BBC article says that a year before that event (in 2009):

"In a speech last year Mr Galloway described Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak as a "criminal" and "outlaw of the Arab world" and called for his overthrow."

Here he is giving a speech in support of the pro-democracy rallies in Egypt (Wed 2 February 7pm: Public Meeting: Solidarity with the Egyptian Uprising):

Notice the CONTRAST in language:

"When the tyrant will escape with his ill-gotten gains and his family members, but that fools and hirelings like him working for that regime would be lucky to avoid being strung up from the street lamps.

I was wrong Mubarak is not a person without a status. He has a status, and that status is murderer, torturer, dictator and he should be on trial."

(Can language be clearer than that? Not by much if at all, especially when compared to the pussy-footing we saw from Blair earlier)

" 40 Million of whom, are living on less than a dollar a day. We keep hearing this is a revolution being organized facebook and twitter. Well 40 million Egyptians don't have bread! Never mind, mobile phones and computers! This is something not to be forgotten."

(Galloway brilliantly cuts through the "Newspeak" to remind us what is ailing the Egyptian people is hunger and poverty. This is proof of the failed economic policies and rampant corruption of the Mubarak regime that has impoverished a once great nation to the benefit of a dictator and his cronies)

"I tell you these media sources and governments like Cameron's and Obama's support this revolution like a rope supports the hanging man. There's no pleasing them. This revolution if successful cannot possibly be in their interest, therefore they must wish it to fail or be derailed, just as a matter of objective reality."

(Again a brilliant Galloway moment where he speaks the truth about the agenda of the US and UK governments vis a vis the revolution. Wow.)

" If there are any forces in Egypt, on the revolutionary side, who are holding themselves back for the purpose of not seeming like a Muslim revolution, after today WE NEED ALL FORCES ON THE STREETS TO TAKE THIS REVOLUTION FORWARD TO VICTORY."

(Have you ever heard a Western politician so emphatically support the revolution? CONTRAST again with the stuttering, hesitant lip-service of Blair)

"Don't trust the armed forces of Egypt. Don't fall for this guff, that it's a people's army. Yes, fraternize with the ordinary soldiers. Yes, give them flowers. Yes, embrace them. Yes, proselytize for the revolution amongst them. Yes, embrace and try to win them. But the generals and the military brass of the Egyptian armed forces are bought and paid for in Washington and will do exactly what Washington tells them to do."

(Galloway exposes what is obvious to the informed viewers of the unfolding events in Egypt. The Egyptian military brass is bought and paid for. See this, this and this. Galloway is warning the Egyptian people not to fall for the bait and switch game which the powers that be hopes will produce a new Mubarak to maintain the status quo and, at the same time, convince the Egyptian people that they have advanced change and democracy)

In conclusion, I think it's obvious who is speaking his mind truthfully, courageously and backing it up by actions. It is also clear who is being disingenuous, at best, and who's actions are a stark contrast to his words.

Both of these politicians vie for your vote.

Remember that next time.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Well this is ummm...odd to say the least !

If you type ILLUMINATI backwards you get ITANIMULLI...

Wanna take a guess as to where www.itanimulli.com will take you? Click to find out. You won't believe it....

That's right it takes you the home page of the US National Security Agency. The most secretive of all the US intelligence agencies. Here is an excerpt of the Wikipedia site on the NSA:

"The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is acryptologic intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defenseresponsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence, as well as protecting U.S. governmentcommunications and information systems,[1] which involves cryptanalysis andcryptography.
The NSA is directed by at least a lieutenant general or vice admiral. NSA is a key component of the U.S. Intelligence Community, which is headed by theDirector of National Intelligence. The Central Security Service is a co-located agency created to coordinate intelligence activities and co-operation between NSA and other U.S. military cryptanalysis agencies. The Director of the NSA is also the Commander of the Joint Functional Component Command – Network Warfare.[2] NSA's work is limited to communications intelligence; it does not perform field or human intelligence activities. By law, NSA's intelligence gathering is limited to foreign communications, although incidents such as the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy have occurred."

I am not sure what to make of this. It could be a practical joke, although that is doubtful considering the secretive nature of the NSA. One possibility is that it is a method of tracking the spreading of this link throughout the internet in an effort to identify those sites and or individuals that are interested in and/or are anti-establishment (which often translates into conspiracy theories about Freemasonry, Illuminati, Builderberger, Trilateral Commission, CFR etc...).

Whatever the reason, this is just a tad bit too spooky for my taste...