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Remembering the Sabra & Shatila Massacre 30 Years On!

  • Published on Sep 19, 2012
    For the victims and the handful of survivors, it was a 36-hour holocaust without mercy. It was deliberate, it was planned and it was overseen. But to this day, the killers have gone unpunished. Each act was barbarous enough on its own to warrant fear and loathing. It was human savagery at its worst and Dr Ang Swee Chai was an eye witness as she worked with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society on the dying and the wounded amongst the dead. What she saw was so unimaginable that the atrocities committed need to be separated from each other to even begin comprehending the viciousness of the crimes.    

    ■ People tortured. Blackened bodies smelling of roasted flesh from the power shocks that had convulsed their bodies before their hearts gave out — the electric wires still tied around their lifeless limbs.    
    ■ People with gouged out eye sockets. Faces unrecognisable with the gaping holes that had plunged them into darkness before their lives were thankfully ended.    
    ■ Women raped. Not once — but two, three, four times — horribly violated, their legs shamelessly ripped apart with not even the cover of clothing to preserve their dignity at the moment of death.    
    ■ Children dynamited alive. So many body parts ripped from their tiny torsos, so hard to know to whom they belonged — just mounds of bloodied limbs amongst the tousled heads of children in pools of blood.    
    ■ Families executed. Blood, blood and more blood sprayed on the walls of homes where whole families had been axed to death in a frenzy or lined up for a more orderly execution. http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2010/09/17/on-massacres-atrocities-and-holoc… 

    Richard Irvine is education officer for the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and joint co-ordinator of the Palestine Education Initiative.  He has taught in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and he now teaches a course exploring the Israel-Palestine conflict at Queen’s University.  He holds qualifications in Law, History, Education and Literature.

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

“ … it turns out the creation of Israel had not, after all, been a haphazard fight in which the Arabs fled their homes at the directives of their own leaders, but it had been an unprovoked, systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Jewish militia involving massacres, terrorism and the wholesale looting of an entire nation.” from 4:22 onwards

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US Army Kills Kids! Deliberately Target Children!

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France Funding Syrian Rebels in New Push to Oust Assad !

CIA and MI6 backed Free Syria Army terrorist in the western border town of Zabadani in January, 2012.

CIA and MI6 backed Free Syria Army terrorist in the western border town of Zabadani in January, 2012.

  • France funding Syrian rebels in new push to oust Assad! 
    by in Ankara, guardian.co.uk 
    Money delivered by French government proxies across Turkish border has been used to buy weapons and ammunition

    France has emerged as the most prominent backer of Syria‘s armed opposition and is now directly funding rebel groups around Aleppo as part of a new push to oust the embattled Assad regime.

    Large sums of cash have been delivered by French government proxies across the Turkish border to rebel commanders in the past month, diplomatic sources have confirmed. The money has been used to buy weapons inside Syria and to fund armed operations against loyalist forces.

    The French moves have stopped short of direct supply of weapons – a bridge that no western state has yet been willing to cross in Syria. But, according to western and Turkish officials as well as rebel leaders, the influx of money has made a difference in recent weeks as momentum on the battlefields of the north steadily shifts towards the opposition.

    Some of the French cash has reached Islamist groups who were desperately short of ammunition and who had increasingly turned for help towards al-Qaida aligned jihadist groups in and around Aleppo.

    One such group, Liwa al-Tawhid, an 8,000-strong militia that fights under the Free Syria Army banner, said it had been able to buy ammunition for the first time since late in the summer, a development that would help it resume military operations without the support of implacable jihadi organisations, such as Jabhat al-Nusra, which is now playing a lead role in northern Syria.

    The French newspaper le Figaro reported this week that French military advisers had recently met with rebel groups inside Syria, in an area between Lebanon and Damascus, in further evidence of efforts by Paris to step up pressure on president Assad.

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Art Cashin Previews Our $202 Trillion Destiny!

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  • Art Cashin Previews Our $202 Trillion Destiny! 
    by Tyler Durden, www.zerohedge.com
    Yesterday’s trading was a balance between Italy fears and fiscal cliff hopes-fears-and-hopes-again. While UBS’ Art Cashin notes that on the bright side, this will all be over on December 21st when the Mayans predicted the end of the world, he also details what is perhaps even more fearsome – not-the-end-of-the-world as, in his words, demographics, destiny, and the fiscal cliff loom very large not just for the next few weeks but heading out over the next decade as baby boomers retire.

    As Cashin so wisely points out: “Somewhat lost in the posturing is the fact that the Fiscal Cliff was put in place to force Washington to address the exploding government debt problem. That problem is greatly exacerbated by the rapidly changing demographics in this country. If you fast forward 20 years until all the boomers are retired government debt (taking into account unfunded liabilities) soars to $202 trillion.  Perhaps worth remembering that “The real problem is that regardless of the resolution it will not solve anything. We have passed the point of no return. We cannot mathematically solve this debt problem. We can only slow its progression.”

    Via Art Cashin of UBS:

    Demographics, Destiny And The Fiscal Cliff – Somewhat lost in the posturing is the fact that the Fiscal Cliff was put in place to force Washington to address the exploding government debt problem. That problem is greatly exacerbated by the rapidly changing demographics in this country. Bill Gross, Bill Frezza and others have recently explored this connection and complication. Here’s a bit from a tenured veteran of Wall Street, Jim Brown of the Option Investor:

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Evidence Points Toward U.S. Backed False Flag Against Syria!

  • European Union War Council Meets To Plan Syria and Mali Invasions! 
    by  Kurt Nimmo, www.infowars.com
    Kurt  Nimmo: European Union apparatchiks convened in  Brussels on Monday to plot moves against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad  and to plan for a “humanitarian” intervention in Mali.

    27 EU foreign ministers will meet with Mouaz al-Khatib today. Described as a “moderate,” al-Khatib is a Sunni Muslim and heads up the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition  Forces, a coalition group founded in Doha, Qatar, that refuses to  negotiate with the al-Assad regime and supports the CIA’s Free Syrian  Army.The FSA is currently under investigation for executing prisoners of war and other atrocities.

    Initially rejected by the al-Qaeda linked terrorist group the al-Nusra Front  as a “conspiratorial project,” the National Coalition is now recognized by the fossilized Wahhabi regimes in Saudi  Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Oman, as “the  legitimate representative” of the Syrian people.

    “The EU does not itself offer formal recognition — that is left to the  individual member countries — but it has said that the coalition is a legitimate  representative of the Syrian people,” reports the Associated Press.

    The Gulf Cooperation Council, France, Britain and Turkey, however,  have all formally recognized the coalition as the sole  legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

    Further plotting against the government of Syria is underway in  Morocco. On Wednesday, the so-called “Friends of Syria” will to plan the “political transition” from al-Assad to a more amenable government hand-picked  up the Wahhabi states in the Gulf and their partners in the EU and the  United States. The meeting in Morocco will devise ways to support the  National Coalition, which “brings together a very broad range of opposition  factions and individuals” and is a “very credible interlocutor,” according to  the AFP.

    The centerpiece of the effort to unseat al-Assad is the accusation  he will use chemical weapons against his “own people,” in other words, the  mercenaries hosted by Turkey and supported by the CIA  and financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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  • Terrorism And The Illuminati! A 3,000 Year History! by David Livingstone
    Contrary to myth being fabricated, Islam does not pose a threat to the West. Rather, Islamic “terrorist” organizations have been created to serve Western imperialistic objectives. These groups are intertwined with Western power through a network of occult secret societies. This relationship dates back to sixth century BC, and the birth of the Kabbalah, in Babylon; a plot to seek world domination through the use of magic and deception.

http://www.terrorism-illuminati.com/content/complete-online-version

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More Evidence of CIA Mind Control Assassins!

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Total Surveillance: Now in Public Transportation!

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US Military Detained Hundreds of Afghan Teenagers!

“The ultimate goal that these people have in mind … is the goal to create a One World Government run by the banking industry .. run by the bankers! … The whole agenda is to create a One World Government where everybody has an RFID chip implanted !”
– Aaron Russo 0:15 onwards


“He’s (Rockefeller) the one who told me 11 months before 9/11 ever happen, there was going to be an event. .. And out of that event we will invade Afghanistan, (for) the pipelines to the Caspian sea. We were going to invade Iraq .. to take over the oil fields, establish a base in the Middle East and make it all a part of the New World Order! And we will go after Chavez Venezuela. Sure enough 9/11 happened ! … And there was going to be this War on Terror which has no real enemy. And the whole thing is a giant HOAX! … This whole War on Terror is a FRAUD! ”
– Aaron Russo 2:30 onwards

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Western Supported Jihadists May Use Chemical Weapons to Ethnically Cleanse Syria!

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Chemical Weapons Hysteria Pretext for West to Frame Assad & Intervene!

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‘Japan Asian Basket Case’: Country 5th Time in Recession in 15 years!

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Silver Sales Set to Outshine Gold in India!

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  • Silver sales set to outshine gold in India! 
    by Shivom Seth, http://www.mineweb.com/ 
    Investors in India are bullish on silver, saying the white metal is in position for a potentially spectacular move over the next year and more.

    Indian retailers are bullish on silver. With supplies tightening, deliveries are slowing down this week in the bullion market in Mumbai. What has also buoyed sentiment is that silver continues to lead precious metals, and sales have jumped over 24% this year.

    Snapping a two day losing trend, both the major precious metals, gold and silver, bounced back in the Mumbai market on buying by retailers at existing low levels. While gold rebounded to $575 (Rs 31,205) per 10 grams (US$1788/oz), silver gained by 1.38% to $1,159.49 (Rs 62,930) per kilo ($36.06/oz).

    “Strong support is expected in the Silver March contract around $1,159 (Rs 62,900) ($36.05) from the start of the week,” said analysts tracking the white metal. Traders have been taking long position in the Silver March contract above $1,161.49 (Rs 63,050) ($36.13) for target near $1,178.88 (Rs 64,000) ($36.67) for this week, they added.

    Silver prices have remained steady at around $32 since mid-May. “Though everybody has been gushing about the returns that gold has given over the past four years, it is the white metal that has streaked ahead,” said Manjusha Madani, bullion analyst at an investment house.

    She added that silver prices have jumped from $304.39 (Rs 16,525) per kilo ($9.47/oz) in 2008 to $1,381.95 (Rs 75,020) per kilo ($42.98) in 2011, a gain of 354%. Though prices have dropped per kilo, it does not mean that the potential in silver is exhausted, she added.

    An analyst report had also shown how silver had risen about 53% from December 2008 through March 2010, twice as much as gold. Silver is expected to keep beating gold.

    “More and more people are realising the value of investing in silver coins and bullion bars in India,” added Jayeshbhai Shah, a bullion retailer at Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazaar. “The value of silver has increased rather steadily for the last few years. People who have never invested before are now investing in silver, because they know that buying silver is a great way to ensure that their money is there when they need it,” he added.

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Gold and Silver Poised for Major Move!

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  • Gold and Silver poised for major move! 
    by Egon Von Greyerz, http://goldswitzerland.com/ 
    The major operators of the paper market in precious metals are using all the ammunition they have available to suppress the price of gold and silver. But they have an extremely powerful opponent in China which continues to increase the gold imports at a remarkable rate. In 2012 China has so far imported 500 tons of gold against 375 tons for 2011. Total Chinese production and imports for 2012 is 900 tons against 750 last year. (chart courtesy Nick Laird of chartsrus.com)

    Alasdair Macleod discusses that the Futures Market in precious metals  is heading for a major crisis due to the massive outstanding short positions of US banks  in gold and silver. http://www.financeandeconomics.org/gold-futures-market-heading-for-crisis/  A major short squeeze could be imminent.

    Regularly when GoldSwitzerland transfers what should be client’s physical allocated gold bars from Swiss banks to vaults outside the banking system , the bank does not actually have the physical but must acquire it. Paper gold outstanding is around 100 times the amount of physical gold available. Thus all  paper holders can never get physical delivery. This also goes for most ETFs.

    The fundamental and technical picture could not be better for gold and silver. Most governments’ deficits are escalating at a fast rate. Money printing worldwide is likely to accelerate rapidly and could reach exponential rises in the next 1-3 years.

    Gold and Silver will continue to reflect the destruction of paper money but must be held in physical form and stored outside a very fragile financial system.

    The next target for Gold is still $4,500-5,000 and for Silver $150. These targets could be reached in the next 12-18 months. Longer term targets are much higher.

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Gold & Bond Markets Are Now At A Massive Inflection Point !

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  • Gold & Bond Markets Are Now At A Massive Inflection Point! 
    by www.kingworldnews.com
    Today Bill Fleckenstein spoke with King World News about gold and the bond markets now being at a massive inflection point.  Fleckenstein, who is President of Fleckenstein Capital, also believes that the Fed will come to be, “… viewed as the enemy that it should have been viewed as all along.”

    Here is what Fleckenstein had to say:  “The angst people have about gold, you would think it was down 20% on the year instead of up.  For the last twelve years while gold has been increasing in price, people have been uncomfortable and there has been a lot of talk about the bull market being over.”

    “With the exception of a few brief periods, when gold did what it was supposed to exactly when everyone thought it should, people have been uncomfortable owning it.  I think that’s the definition of a bull market. I don’t know when gold will go wild….

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Stephanie Kelton on Modern Monetary Theory’s Goals for Full Employment and Government Deficits!

  • Welcome to Capital Account. When speaking about fiscal cliff solutions, anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist said President Obama has no more reason to increase taxes today than he did two years ago, when he extended the Bush tax cuts. He told CNBC’s Squawk Box “Raising taxes is always bad for the economy… Tax increases are what’s done instead of reforming government.” But does the government need to tax and borrow in order to spend? Or is the government less constrained in its spending than many believe, and is worrying about budget deficits now a mistake? We talk to Stephanie Kelton, Chair of the Economics department at University of Missouri-Kansas City, about the economics behind Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).

    We have head much about MMT over the years and the Washington Post even featured the theory in an article last February. The article, titled “Modern Monetary Theory, an unconventional take on economic strategy,” states, “If their theory… is right, then everything we thought we knew about the budget, taxes and the Federal Reserve is wrong.” The piece also describes those who follow MMT as “deficit owls,” a term coined by our guest, Stephanie Kelton. She says that “deficit owls” are neither deficit hawks  or doves. We talk to the “deficit owl” Stephanie Kelton about the role of government spending and deficits in a recovering economy.

    Plus, the Senate voted to consider extending the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program, a 2008 FDIC financial crisis measure that guarantees 100% of all checking account bank deposits. The CBO estimates the FDIC does not collect enough fees to offset the risk. Is this just another too big to fail subsidy? Lauren discusses the problem in today’s “Reality Check.”

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