Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The new Syria- Pre-approved by Israel and it's supporters

What's going on with Syria lately?
Despite the attack on Libya, slaughter of it's people and plunder of it's resources.
The destabilization of Syria, that started in March, is still ongoing. Chaos is being created.
Who is creating the chaos, will indicate to us who is intending to create the order.
Remember...
ORDER OUT OF CHAOS

One nation that has been an obvious player in the Syrian chaos - Israel.
No, the main stream media doesn't give the due coverage to Israel's involvement, but, it is loud and clear. Has been all along, really. To those who have been paying attention.

To the oblivious, spoon fed bunch, let them go on believing in fairies and pixie dust.. Or worse that Obama is really a peacekeeper...

Interesting article in the Jerusalem Post "Peace with post-Assad Syria possible, dissident says" This from a Kurdish leader? Interesting?
A Syrian Kurdish Opposition Leader based in Washington? Even more interesting!

Sherkoh Abbas, president of the Kurdistan National Assembly of Syria (KNAS).
Based in Washington, remember that!

Making him not the president of any National Assembly actually based in the country of Syria.
A Syrian Kurdish Opposition Leader based in Washington, not in Syria?
Speaking to an Israeli audience all about how a new government in Syria will be most beneficial and friendly to Israel.


"Many Syrian religious and tribal leaders who are now part of the Syrian Democracy Council have no problem recognizing Israel and making peace"


Cui Bono?

You can read the rest for yourself at the link above. It's basically grovelling to Israel. We will act in your interest. We will make you happy. A message approved by Israel no doubt.

It is so odd to see the 'kurds' of Washington take such a stand.
Because it is completely at odds with what the Kurds of the region are actually saying?
Before we examine this I want the reader to make note of this interesting tidbit from the article linked below
The conference referenced took place in Istanbul recently, as mentioned in the opening paragraph, the author notes that Reuters reported this conference as not happening. Quoting:

" the Istanbul conference, which Reuters reported was postponed"
I am wondering why would Reuters report this conference as postponed, even though it did indeed take place? Was it to enable the major news wires to simply ignore the conference? Allowing the 'approved of' message to be the one that was disseminated? Such as the one from Jerusalem Post? And another one I will get to briefly?

Most Syrian Kurdish Parties Boycott Opposition Gathering

Kurdish parties largely boycotted a conference to unite Syria’s opposition in Istanbul last week, reflecting the deepening schism between the influential Muslim Brotherhood and Kurdish groups.

The gathering, which aimed to create a diverse council to govern Syria in an interim period if President Bashar al-Assad’s regime falls, was marred by the absence of several key opposition groups including Syria-based activists and Kurdish leaders.
Wait a minute there!

Several key opposition groups actually based in Syria boycotted this gathering?
But why? According to the Washington based Syrian Kurd, everything is swell and hey no problems with Israel.
Let's look at some of the issues raised?

Barzan Bahram, a Syrian Kurdish writer, accused the Muslim Brotherhood of controlling plans for Syria’s future and the opposition.
“The Muslim Brotherhood is trying to exploit the change that is about to take place in Syria for their own gain,” Bahram told Rudaw. “And the Turkish government is throwing its full support behind the Islamic groups to bring them to the forefront.”

The change that is about to take place? Interesting choice of words. If the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to exploit the change that is taking place, who are they exploiting it for? I call them the co-opted Muslim Brotherhood?

Recall I covered the news in this post about the leadership of the Muslim brotherhood getting all cozy at the White house dinner with Obama and coincidentally or not having travel restrictions lifted-

"Partially brought to the world by the Western Intelligence backed Muslim Brotherhood.
Isn't it interesting that January 2010 saw the US lift the travel ban on Tariq Ramadan?

The Barack Obama administration has decided to lift a ban preventing Muslim Scholar Professor Tariq Ramadan from entering the United States."
Curiously, or maybe not so much. It was reported that Tariq Ramadan attended the Whitehouse Iftar dinner, though his name was left off the list of attendees? Why?

Would it make the connection between the Muslim Brotherhood, the destabilization of Tunisia, Syria and Egypt and the US all the more obvious?
The Muslim Brotherhood. Everywhere they are needed by the US and by Israel.

The Muslim Brotherhood trying to control everything. Another problem stems from Turkey's treatment of the Kurdish population
Syria’s Kurds will remain suspicious of any conference held in Turkey, arguing that Ankara has its own agenda on Syria and it is hosting conferences to try to drive a wedge between the already-fractured Syrian opposition.
“Turkey is against the Kurds…in all parts of the world,” Gado said. “If Turkey doesn’t give rights to its 25 million Kurds, how can it defend the rights of the Syrian people and the Kurds there?”
It does look as if plans are being made for regime change
“The meeting was also to form a national assembly—an interim Parliament for the immediate period after the regime change,” he said. “Parties with unclear positions on the regime will not take part.”
Regime change, brought to you by the US and Israel, of course. Israel, the nation that will benefit the most in the immediate region and beyond.
Imagine the Golan Heights being a part of Israel, dam the international law! Ah, all that water. And more, so much more.
More Israeli approved messages on Syria, this comes to us from here. The Telegraph
In this article we are introduced to the "Likely Chairman of the Syrian Council" - Dr Radwan Ziadeh . Look there he is in a MEMRI clip. You can see it at the Telegraph link above.
I absolutely refuse to put it on the blog. Surely, readers know the MEMRI organization I am referring too?
If not, quickly, it is Israel's propaganda machine. Making it obvious that Dr. Radwan Ziadeh has already been pre-approved by Israel to be an active participant in the "new" Syrian regime.
Pre-approved by Israel. I'll say it again!!
It looks as if the entire article at the Telegraph has been brought to you by the Neo-con Zionist Cabal. It is presented as an article written by Michael Weiss who is director of the Henry Jackson Society. The "Henry Jackson Society" that got me curious? That kind of stuff always appears ostentatious and high brow. Notice, I said "appears" that way, because appearances can be deceiving.
Let's check out the Henry Jackson Society, shall we? Oh a "project for democratic geopolitics" This ought to be good!
I am not disappointed, no sireee!!! Check out some of the "International Patrons"!

The Hon. Secretary Michael Chertoff

Ambassador Dore Gold- Former Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel

Dr. Robert Kagan- Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Columnist Washington Post- Contributing editor at the Weekly Standard and the New Republic

William Kristol- Founder and Editor, The Weekly Standard

Richard Perle- Assistant Secretary of Defence, United States, 1981-1987


The "Prince of Darkness" himself. The Neo-con crowd in all their glory. The Zionist crowd. The backers of war on Iraq etc., Names from the past, you may have forgotten, but clearly they are on track with their agenda.



In fact didn't Richard Perle make this statement?

"No stages. This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq, then we take a look around and see how things stand. That is entirely the wrong way to go about it ... If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to ... piece together clever diplomatic solutions ... but just wage a total war against these tyrants, I think we will do very well. Our children will sing great songs about us years from now." ---

Will there be any children left once the neo-con/zionist crew is through with their endless war?
Those are Pearle's words and he is a warmonger pure and simple.

Monday, August 29, 2011

More Space Aliens- the next false flag?


I have to wonder about the increasing "news" of space aliens and visitations?
Hell, Paul Krugman even suggested that an alien invasion, even a fake one, could help the ailing economy.




What nonsense!
I have some other suggestions to improve the economy, but, that is not what this post is about.

This is about the ongoing suggestion of alien invasions.

I have covered this before. There have been books, reported ship sightings and on and on.
I come away with the impression that we are being prepped for a possible psy-op.
A psychological operation.
The past year or so, perhaps a year and a half have seen an increase in mentions of all things "space" and "aliens"



So what to make of this "news"

Study suggests aliens could attack Earth to save the galaxy
Very official sounding, this "study"
..

According to the 36-page study, titled “Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis,” visitors from out of this world could see our polluting and destructive ways as a threat to the galaxy, and mount a pre-emptive strike against us.

According to the rather stretched logic of the study, published in the journal Acta Astronautica, extraterrestrial intelligence, or ETI, could observe the changing chemical composition of our atmosphere to deduce our rapid expansion and identify us as a threat to the Milky Way Galaxy.

“If ETI doubt that our course can be changed, then they may seek to preemptively destroy our civilization in order to protect other civilizations from us,” the study states.

Co-authored by Shawn Domagal-Goldman of NASA’s Planetary Science Division and Penn State researchers Seth Baum and Jacob Haqq-Misra, the study addresses several scenarios that could result from a meeting with ETI.

On the optimistic end of the scale, contact with aliens could result in “friendly and informative communication” that furthers our understanding of mathematics, physics and chemistry, and provides ways for us to eliminate disease and world hunger.

Other potential scenarios, however, have somewhat less promising outcomes. In a passage that should elucidate just how seriously we should be taking this paper, the authors write that “a core concern is that ETI will learn of our presence and quickly travel to Earth to eat or enslave us.”

That’s right, eat or enslave us. Other words that pop up in the study include “conquer”, “infect”, “dissect” and “pickle our skulls.” No joke.


Wait a minute! Did you notice in the first four paragraphs the use of the words "study" & "researchers" Also, both NASA and Penn State University were mentioned?

Making this sound like a very authoritative study...

After quoting all this fear mongering from the "study", at the bottom of the article the author of the piece makes note of how silly this all sounds, that it is not science. That it is simply a bit of "fun" research, not actually funded by NASA. It's not science!


Yes, it sounds silly, but it’s hardly intended as hard-hitting science. If anything, it’s simply a fun bit of research compiled by a group of science nerds in their spare time. Lead author Domagal-Goldman stressed that the study was not funded by NASA, and even acknowledged that his proposed outcomes were highly improbable. In a recent blog post, Domagal-Goldman wrote “Is such a scenario likely? I don’t think so. But it’s one of a myriad of possible (albeit unlikely) scenarios, and the point of the paper was to review them.”


Ask yourself this question
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Why write the article in the manner it was written if this is just a bunch of silliness? In fact why mention it at all.... in numerous main stream media outlets


According to the author " while pickled human head is unlikely to be appear"....
A good scare will get you onside for that carbon tax, one world government and general global tyranny!
Perhaps that was the point of this nonsensical news coverage?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Norway & Libya: Correlations and Commonalities


The concept I am putting forward is a bit complex so bear with me.
What do Norway and Libya have in common?
You may think nothing, but then you would be wrong.
Both nations are (were, at this time with Libya) holders of huge sovereign wealth funds.
Both funds are built on a foundation of the nation's Oil sales.
It would seem that both nations have been targeted for take down.
By different means, of course. But take down none the less.

First Libya-


Libya had a huge economic fund that it was using to build and develop Africa.
You can read about that in this interview
This fund was created based on the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund
Excerpting relevant sections below-

Voltaire Network: Your country is gas and oil rich. The Libyan Investment Authority manages an accumulated capital estimated at 70 billion dollars. What use are you making of this bonanza?

Mohamed Siala: "We have therefore set up the Libyan Investment Authority to protect the wealth of future generations, following Norway’s example. A portion of these funds are dedicated to the development of Africa. This means that 6 billion dollars have been invested in African development shares, i.e. agriculture, tourism, commerce, mines, etc…

The remaining funds have been invested in various sectors, countries, currencies all over the world, including the USA and Germany. This, unfortunately, is what enabled them to freeze our assets."

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Voltaire Network: Your country has been heavily engaged in infrastructure building, namely the colossal Man-Made River irrigation and water works. Which projects do you currently have in the pipeline?

Mohammad Siala: There is a railway running across the whole of North Africa with the exception of Libya. We would like to complete it so as to achieve a greater integration in the regional economy and energise it. The Chinese are building the Tunisia-Syrte section. The Russians are in charge of the Syrte-Benghazi stretch. Negotiations with Italy were underway for the Benghazi-Egypt connection as well as for the locomotives. Also, we are constructing a North-South transcontinental railroad, starting with the Libya-Chad (N’Djamena) line. These are major investments with an international scope. We thought the G8 would help. It had promised to do so, but nothing came.

We are fierce when it comes to business, and we have used the bidding process to oblige providers to bring down their prices. When Putin came here, he agreed to align the rates of Russian enterprises on those of their Chinese competitors, thus enabling us to diversify the our choice of partners.

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Voltaire Network: What are the consequences of your assets freeze for Africa?

Mohammad Siala: By freezing our assets, NATO also halted our development activities in Africa. The continent can only export raw products. We are investing in Africa so that these products can be processed in Africa and commercialized by Africans. We want to create jobs and keep the surplus in Africa. On one hand, Europeans applaud us as this policy dries out migration fluxes. On the other hand, they are against it since it means having to give up colonial exploitation.

The Westerners want to maintain Africa in a situation where it will only export raw products and commodities.

Ok, so in a nutshell Libya is using the sovereign wealth fund of Libya to develop Africa, for the benefit of Africans. The West is not at all interested in an Africa for Africans!

What interests them is an Africa for colonialist/western plunder. Exploitation. Some of that plunder I addressed in the previous post.

How does this relate to Norway?

I first heard this thought put forth by John McMurtry, he is a professor in Canada. I am going to expand on this thought.

John McMurtry seems to believe that Norway's government was targeted by interested parties for being a bit to cooperative, or perhaps to communal. Just too much sharing the wealth was going on. Not dog eat dog.

He specifically mentioned the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Norway.

As I wrote above, this fund was the financial model Libya was using to develop not just a nation, but an entire continent.

Take some time to read about the Libyan fund and what it was being used for..

As for the Norwegian fund-

"The Government Pension Fund is a sovereign wealth fund where the surplus wealth produced by Norwegian petroleum income is held. The fund changed name in January 2006 from its previous name The Petroleum Fund of Norway. The fund is commonly referred to as The Petroleum Fund (Norwegian: Oljefondet). As of the valuation in October 2008, it is the largest pension fund in Europe and the second largest in the world with a value of NOK 2.09 billion, although it is not actually a pension fund as it derives its financial backing from oil profits and not pensioners. It is among the most transparent of the SWFs in its holdings & investments.


This fund is an ethical fund and does not invest in unethical corporations-

Investments have to be in line with the ethical guidelines based on sector and company behavior. The companies that the Fund invests in are closely monitored by a Council of Ethics. If companies are operating in conflict with the guidelines the Fund will consider withdrawal.
Several companies have been excluded...

Are you curious what a few of those companies may be?

  • Lockheed, US
  • Raytheon, US
  • GenCorp Inc, US
  • Boeing, US
  • Honeywell, US
  • Northrop Grumman, US
  • Textron, US
  • United Technologies, US
  • Safran, France
  • Thales, France
  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc, US
  • Barrick Gold, Canada
  • Rio Tinto plc, UK / Rio Tinto Ltd, Australia

Hmmmmm........ an interesting exclusion list, wouldn't you say?

What is the purpose of this fund?

Purpose

The petroleum fund is investing parts of the large surplus generated by the Norwegian petroleum sector, generated mainly from taxes of companies, but also payment for license to explore as well as the State's Direct Financial Interest and dividends from the partial ownership of StatoilHydro.

The Petroleum Fund was established in 1990 after a decision by the legislature assembly Stortinget to counter the effects of the forthcoming decline in income and to smooth out the disrupting effects of highly fluctuating oil prices.

Strategies and Objectives

The purpose of the Government Pension Fund-Global is to facilitate government savings necessary to meet the rapid rise in public pension expenditures in the coming years, and to support a long-term management of petroleum revenues.

Is anyone else besides me seeing the possibilities of "issues" being taken with this fund?

A fund run by a government that is really profitable, does not invest in warfare and exploitation and will guard pension plans and shield consumers from the disrupting effects of high fuel prices..

What the hell?!

How long can the banking war mongering crowd tolerate this in Norway? Really! I mean their agenda is to pick the pockets of the people or kill them.

Problem
Norway is not Libya. It is not run by a "despot". Or filled with "brown people" It is not impoverished and easily exploited.

It is not possible to sell to the Western masses the need to bring about or encourage change via the typical colonialist mind control method. You know the one? We have to help/humanitarianism for the "barbaric", "backwards", "violent" "third world"- insert country. That won't work when dealing with Norway.

What to do? What to do?

Perhaps and this is speculation. Target a government via terrorism.

Scare the population into voting for a different kind of government. One that will be tough!

On "terrorists" IE: the people.

One that will open Norway to private investment/exploitation. One that will plunder the sovereign fund of the nation. One that will be friendly to the military industrial complex.

One more thing!

If you are looking for another Israel angle to the Breivik massacre and his love of the zionist state and their racist ways..

1/6/2009
Norway oil fund's Israel holdings under scrutiny
"Norway's finance minister has ordered a review of investments by the country's $300 billion wealth fund in companies active in the Palestinian territories after Israel's crackdown in the Gaza Strip, officials said.

The Government Pension Fund -- Global, known familiarly as the "oil fund," invests Norway's oil wealth in foreign stocks and bonds to save for the future when the black gold runs out.

It invests under ethical guidelines from the ministry of finance and so far has excluded a few dozen companies that produce nuclear arms or cluster munitions, degrade the environment or violate human rights or worker rights."
read more: Reuters

Ooops!

In closing ask yourself if Libya could not enjoy their sovereign wealth fund and the endless possibilities for good in Libya and in Africa. Is it reasonable to think that Norway will be allowed to go on enjoying it's fund?


Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Plunder of Libya

Just a quick news story for today-
Oil Rich Libya won't need Financial Aid in Post Gaddafi era
This is the exact song and dance number we witnessed with Iraq and in 2011 we can see how that worked out.
One thing made very clear in this article, it was the oil and the access to wealth and not humanitarianism that was the reason for the invasion of Libya.
And it was an invasion, no matter the spin. Libya was invaded by NATO.



The rebels were a front for British, US and French covert operatives or special forces.
One of the latest acknowledgments of foreign involvement -

"The Guardian has learned that a number of serving British special forces soldiers, as well as ex-SAS troopers, are advising rebel forces, although their presence is officially denied." The Guardian has previously reported the presence of former British special forces troops, now employed by private security companies and funded by a number of sources, including Qatar. They have been joined by a number of serving SAS soldiers.

Acknowledged here
" Libyan rebels needed NATO'S military might to bring Muammar Qaddafi's rule to the brink of collapse"

Yes, it was the criminal NATO bombings that slaughtered Libyans that enabled the puppet rebels to "take down" the real leadership of Libya.


"Airstrikes and logistical support from North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces helped reverse the tide in Libya"


NATO conducts mass bombing raids, the "rebels" come in for the photo-ops. Dancing, hoisting flags, whatever!

"We don't need loans," former Libyan Central Bank Governor Farhat Bengdara, who broke with Qaddafi's regime in February, said in an interview in Dubai. "Libya has huge financial resources and oil reserves.

OH, but Libya will get loans...because it is never going to get it assets freed up.


The Libyan economy suffered as much as $15 billion in damage during the conflict, according to Bengdara's estimates. An economic recovery and the release of frozen assets will depend on how fast (or if) the rebels can stabilize the country and establish a government

As I blogged on earlier the "rebels" had dissolved their "government" due to infighting and the assassination of the General. Will they be able to stabilize the country and establish a government? Will that even be allowed? Or does NATO have something else in mind?
Something along the line of what I had mentioned in the previous post

To further sow the seeds of dissension and justify the need for further engagement by NATO including the use of boots on the ground?
It certainly has to be considered

Dance Puppet Dance!

Uncertainty about the nature of the post-Qaddafi government may also delay the release of frozen funds, Stuart Levey, a former U.S. Treasury undersecretary, told Bloomberg Television's "In Business with Margaret Brennan."

Having the assets still frozen can be used "as a point of leverage for the United States and its allies to ensure that they have a legitimate government they can trust in Libya they can give this money to

image borrowed from here



Just how wealthy is Libya? Oh, sorry, make that was Libya?

"The central bank and the Libyan Investment Authority, the country's sovereign-wealth fund, have about $168 billion in assets abroad. About $50 billion of that is in bank deposits in European countries including Germany, the U.K., France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands, Bengdara said. The two institutions also hold about $40 billion in U.S. and European government bonds,

Libya doesn't have outstanding debt."

Oil Output

Libya's oil output, at about 1.58 million barrels a day before the revolt according to Bloomberg data, slumped to a trickle after fighting broke out, according to the International Energy Agency. Output may reach as much as 350,000 barrels a day within three months "


Oil production will recover more quickly than forecast after the "sudden takeover" of fields and export facilities by rebels, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said in a report this week. Libya will probably boost supply to 585,000 barrels a day in the next 12 to 18 months, Goldman said.


Further opportunities for plunder

Oil aside, the economy offers investment opportunities in industries including tourism, mining, agriculture financial services


Here come the banking scum!


International and Arab banks including HSBC Holdings Plc, Standard Chartered Unicredit SpA and Mashreqbank PSC had applied to set up units in the North African country. Unicredit, Italy's biggest lender


When the banker show up, debt slavery follows!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

US Ambassador Ford: A provocateur in Syria?

Interesting news story.
The US Ambassador is infiltrating Syria on a whim and a whimsy.


How did Ambassador Robert Ford get out to Jassem when the Syrian government restricts his movements outside Damascus?

He didn't ask for permission.
He didn't ask for permission? What does this tell you?

In another nation Ambassador Robert Ford is acting like a provocateur and spy.
Weapons smuggler perhaps? What else? Organizer of death squads? Promoter of propaganda?
Is this the real meaning of "diplomacy"?

"He is trying to do his job, which is to be able to maintain broad contacts with a broad cross section of Syrians and to make sure that they know where the United States stands," she responded. She added that Ford had received the support of State Department leadership in advance of the trip."
Broad Contacts with a broad cross section of Syrians, making sure they know where the US stands, with the support of the State Department

Like I said, spy, provocateur organizer of terrorist acts, provider of weapons all of those duties fit the job description. above

Ford's background related to Iraq, Negroponte and deaths squads

Since his arrival in Damascus in late Jan 2011, Ford played a central role in laying the groundwork as well as establishing contacts with opposition groups. A functioning US embassy in Damascus was seen as a precondition for carrying out a process of political destabilization leading to “regime change”. Ford is no ordinary diplomat. He was US representative in Jan 2004 to the Shi’ite city of Najaf in Iraq. Najaf was the stronghold of the Mahdi army. A few months later he was appointed “Number Two Man” (Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs) at the US embassy in Baghdad at the outset of Negroponte’s tenure as US Ambassador to Iraq (Jun 2004-Apr 2005). Ford subsequently served under Negroponte’s successor Zalmay Khalilzad prior to his appointment as Ambassador to Algeria in 2006. Negroponte’s mandate as US ambassador to Iraq (together with Ford) was to coordinate out of the US embassy, the covert support to death squads and paramilitary groups in Iraq with a view to fomenting sectarian violence and weakening the resistance movement. Ford as “Number Two” (Minister Counsellor for Political Affairs) at the US Embassy played a central role in this endeavor.



John Negroponte death squads in Iraq as in Elsalvador

El Salvador style deaths squads to be deployed in Iraq

Hit squads would be controversial and would probably be kept secret.

The experience of the so-called “death squads” in Central America remains raw for many even now and helped to sully the image of the United States in the region.

Then, the Reagan Administration funded and trained teams of nationalist forces to neutralise Salvadorean rebel leaders and sympathisers. Supporters credit the policy with calming the insurgency, although it left a bitter legacy and stirred anti-American sentiment.

John Negroponte, the US Ambassador in Baghdad, had a front-row seat at the time as Ambassador to Honduras from 1981-85.



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Libya: Tripoli did not fall, Gadaffi's son alive & Rebels want UK Libyan Jews in office ?

The news or what passes for it has forced me into blogging whilst short on time.

Yesterday's news in the West, had headlines touting a win in Libya.

Yes, it was all sewn up!
Gadaffi was no where to be seen. His son's were captured or killed. Tripoli falls. Etc., etc., etc.,

Take your pick from the lies and what appears to be a concerted media campaign to mislead.
Propaganda. Perception Management. Whatever.
Here is some interesting news reports today, the media is backpedalling and trying to make excuses for the lies of yesterday.



Gadaffi's son, whom the rebels "claimed" was captured, looks quite free in the video.

Saif al-Islam- "My father is safe and in Tripoli… They (rebels) said they control Libya, they can't. Tripoli is under our control," he told reporters.


In this article there is an audio clip from a spokesperson from the International Criminal Court indicating there had been NO official confirmation of the arrest of Gadaffi's son

Give the audio a listen

UPDATE and apologies- the audio has been removed from the BBC page.
Here are two news stories that confirm the audio.

ICC never had arrest of Gaddafi's son Saif confirmed

War crimes court had no confirmation of Seif al-Islam’s arrest

If I can find another copy of the audio I will repost it. If anyone else can find it let me know?


I am not surpised the BBC would remove it. Since the ICC's lack of confirmation makes a lie of the NATO claims made yesterday.

And ooops, Tripoli hasn't fallen

The BBC is reporting that the "Fog of War" caused the mistakes in the news out of Libya

It is hard to see through the fog of warfare?

Really? Because the Brits are not in full contact with the "rebels"
And the media isn't there spying and reporting back to their masters?
Come on!
Yesterday was a propaganda ruse, clearly.
Rather then a reality, they created the unreality the situation.
Inadvertently the main stream media lay bare the fabricated world we live in daily.

Also- Rebels asks leaders of UK's Libyan Jews to run for office
Libyan Jews of the UK? Really?
Why?
As a reward for Israel's help in stirring up the trouble in Libya?
Thanks for the mercenaries?
What?

"Raphael Luzon, the head of Jews of Libya UK, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that opposition leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil recently invited him to return to his country of birth and participate in the political discourse."


He hasn't lived there since 1967. Are there not enough Libyans residing within the nation of Libya that can participate in a government there? Of course their is!

"If he were to return to Libya, Luzon said the reconstruction of the war-torn country and the restitution of Jewish assets which were confiscated by the Libyan regime to their rightful owners would top his political agenda.

“As you know we left there 82 synagogues, land and property and I would like to take care of this because it belongs to the Jewish community of Libya,” he said."


I wonder about this? Is he going to take care of the land, property and mosques confiscated by the Israeli government also. Return all that to the Palestinian community?


Monday, August 22, 2011

The misleading media: Promoting Profits for the Military Industrial Pharmaceutical Complex

Your going to think how are these two stories connected?
First both are "follow-ups" to recent posts I have had, but not just that, both are running topics on the blog.

First- The misleading media, or should I say the outright lying, conniving smearing media?
A piece whose author suggests that the media should be held responsible for the lies they spread to promote war.
The media lying to promulgate war, imperialist war for corporate beneficiaries. Imagine that?
Actually, you don't have to. It is the reality.

Journalists who engage in war propaganda must be held accountable

The current processing of the information on Libya and Syria has marked a turning point in the history of war propaganda in that it uses new ways that have taken the international public by surprise.

Four powers - the United States, France, the UK and Qatar - have combined their technical means to intoxicate the "international community". These are mainly CNN (which, although private, interacts with the Pentagon’s psychological warfare unit), France24, the BBC and Al Jazeera.

These media are being used to falsely attribute to the governments of Libya and Syria crimes they did not commit while covering the crimes that are committed by the secret services of the aforementioned powers and NATO.

This follows along on a comment left by Richard, in the previous post, noting the unbelievable and unrestrained lies of the media made.

This article makes note of the many UN resolutions specifically prohibiting and punishing such offences. I will let you read this for yourself.
I do like the picture that accompanies this article


Child’s drawing about Al Jazeera (school in Tripoli).

The second part of this post is an interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield.
What is interesting is Dr. Wakefield mentions the smear campaign he has endured via the main stream media in the UK. Sadly, the UK media was not alone in this attack. The Canadian media took the same tact when Dr. Wakefield visited Canada.
The main stream media works hard to ensure pharmaceutical profits.....saw that during the "swine flu epidemic", which I covered.
This is not the first time I have heard him interviewed, though, I have not as of yet read his book. However, he makes very good points about the use and abuse of vaccines.
Their long term effects on the healthy people and that it is entirely within the realm of possibility that vaccines are contributing to many, many health problems in our human family.
Which is something the media works very hard to hide.

Recently I had a post up on a book called the Virus and the Vaccine
Refresh your memory at the link above. If you are unfamiliar with the topic?
It is interesting to note!!!-

There was a piece in the UK press recently that looked as if it vindicated Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Of course, it did not get much coverage.

Scientists fear MMR link to autism

New American research shows that there could be a link between the controversial MMR triple vaccine and autism and bowel disease in children.
The study appears to confirm the findings of British doctor Andrew Wakefield, who caused a storm in 1998 by suggesting a possible link.
Now a team from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina are examining 275 children with regressive autism and bowel disease - and of the 82 tested so far, 70 prove positive for the measles virus.
  • Last night the team's leader, Dr Stephen Walker, said: 'Of the handful of results we have in so far, all are vaccine strain and none are wild measles.

'This research proves that in the gastrointestinal tract of a number of children who have been diagnosed with regressive autism, there is evidence of measles virus.

'What it means is that the study done earlier by Dr Wakefield and published in 1998 is correct.

You won't hear the main stream media shouting that news from the rooftops! No headlines in bold print.
But, why not? That is such important news to parents!
Yes, it is that indeed. But it is bad news for pharmaceutical profit making.
The coverage that Wakefield was right as opposed to the attacks on him via the media are very reminiscent of main stream media coverage during the swine flu "epidemic" That was promoted fear-24/7, long line ups outside of clinics and demonization of people who dared question the entire sham epidemic.

That sad, I have digressed enough! Here is the interview. As always you decide for yourself.
I enjoyed the interview thoroughly!

"In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Dr. Wakefield lost his job in the Department of Medicine at London’s Royal Free Hospital, his country, his career, and his medical license."

Thanks to Gnostic Media for providing us the opportunity to hear this!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Russia say's NO, Israel has friends, Breivik is lonely & Whitehouse "forgets" Muslimbrotherhood dinner guest

On occasion I sit here, unfocused.
There is just so much ongoing, it seems a bit overwhelming.
I think yesterday's post on the Pentagon's attack plans for China have caused me some consternation. Or Concern. Or has me perplexed?
Collective Insanity of supposed Leaders?

I have gathered a bunch of interesting stories together for today, but, I did save the best of the bunch for last. Or at least I think it is. Read on through.

-Russia has said they will not support the ousting of Assad.
I have been watching the news out of that country for the past two weeks, noting, the silence.
Until today.


Euronews claims this is the first time call from the West for Assad to step down, which is baloney.

All this talk of "crimes of humanity"

But what about Israel? The nation that regularly commits atrocities. The nation that has been carrying out collective punishment against Gaza for years and years now?
Where is the international condemnation?
Only regrets are ever expressed. The US "regrets" Israel's move to build more houses.
How is it that attacks from Egypt provide any rationale to attack Gaza?
Unless the attacks are just a pretext to launch another planned attack on Gaza?
Can this also provide a pretext for Israel to launch an invasion/attack on the Sinai region of Egypt?

As usual, the western media plays the Israel/victim angle and pays no mind to the brutalities visited on Palestinians in their own land or Israel's many, numerous and historical acts of aggression.
I guess Israel has alot of friends-

Which some Aussie citizens have a problem with, understandably.



The Manchurian Candidate
Anders Behring Brievik is lonely.
Boohoo.


And one more thing, related to all the upheaval in the Middle East.
Partially brought to the world by the Western Intelligence backed Muslim Brotherhood.
Isn't it interesting that January 2010 saw the US lift the travel ban on Tariq Ramadan?

The Barack Obama administration has decided to lift a ban preventing Muslim Scholar Professor Tariq Ramadan from entering the United States. He is " a leading member of Europe’s Muslim Brotherhood branch"

Wow, wasn't that timely!
I wonder just what meetings that allowed him to attend prior to the "Arab Spring"
You know to get "things" organized?

The use of the Muslim Brotherhood by MI6 and the CIA in Egypt, Syria and Iran

Curiously, or maybe not so much. It was reported that Tariq Ramadan attended the Whitehouse Iftar dinner, though his name was left off the list of attendees? Why?
Would it make the connection between the Muslim Brotherhood, the destabilization of Tunisia, Syria and Egypt and the US all the more obvious?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Pentagon's Plan to Wage WAR on China


Taking a break from Syria to focus on the planning for war on China. Seriously. It appears that Pentagon plans are full steam ahead! Despite the fact, as the articles I will quote from make clear the US has serious budgetary woes-

First an aside: Hillary Clinton warns that budgetary woes shouldn't be a factor in the US missing the opportunity to reshape Middle East politics.
"The US may lose its chance to reshape the Mideast politics if budget pressures hobble support for democratic forces emerging in these countries", says Clinton

Ah poor Hillary. The promoter of democracy and the rights of people to choose. Hardeeharhar.. Let the American people go without, as long as the US can use unlimited tax dollars to continue to "reshape" the middle east. While reshaping the Middle East all roads lead to China

Where even more taxpayer dollars are being used to prepare a new war front.
Just what the world needs. More war.
The Pentagon's new China war plan
August 13/2011- Despite budget woes, the military is preparing for a conflict with our biggest rival -- and we should be worried.


This summer, despite America’s continuing financial crisis, the Pentagon is effectively considering trading two military quagmires for the possibility of a third. Reducing its commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan as it refocuses on Asia, Washington is not so much withdrawing forces from the Persian Gulf as it is redeploying them for a prospective war with its largest creditor, China.

According to the defense trade press, Pentagon officials are seeking ways to adapt a concept known as AirSea Battle specifically for China, debunking rote claims from Washington that it has no plans to thwart its emerging Asian rival. A recent article in Inside the Pentagon reported that a small group of U.S. Navy officers known as the China Integration Team "is hard at work applying the lessons of [AirSea Battle] to a potential conflict with China."
AirSea Battle, developed in the early 1990s and most recently codified in a 2009 Navy-Air Force classified memo, is a vehicle for conforming U.S. military power to address asymmetrical threats in the Western Pacific and the Persian Gulf -- code for China and Iran. (This alone raises a crucial point: If the U.S. has had nothing but trouble with asymmetrical warfare for the last 45 years, why should a war with China, or Iran for that matter, be any different?) It complements the 1992 Defense Planning Guidance, a government white paper that precluded the rise of any "peer competitor" that might challenge U.S. dominance worldwide.

The Planning Guidance is the Pentagon’s writ for control of what defense planners call "the global commons," a euphemism for the seaways, land bridges and air corridors that are the arteries of international commerce.
For a foreign power to challenge this American dominion is to effectively declare war on the United States, and that is exactly what China appears to be doing in the South China Sea, a resource-rich and highly contested waterway in Southeast Asia.
I should not have to spell out for you what this means.

A U.S. mobilization in Asia is well underway, in faith with a spring 2001( This makes the events of September 11/01 seem even more suspicious. Since the "war on terror" presented the means to begin containing China) Pentagon study called "Asia 2025," which identified China as a "persistent competitor of the United States," bent on "foreign military adventurism." Three years later, the U.S. government went public with a plan that called for a new chain of bases in Central Asia and the Middle East, in part to box in the People’s Republic. Similarly, the nuclear energy cooperation deal signed by the U.S. and India in 2008 was an obvious containment maneuver aimed at Beijing. In late March, press reports detailed a major buildup of American forces in Asia, including increased naval deployments and expansive cooperation with partner countries. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is forging ahead with a multi-year effort to transform Guam into its primary hub in the Pacific, an initiative so vast that John Pike of the Washington, D.C.-based GlobalSecurity.org has speculated that Washington wants to "run the planet from Guam and Diego Garcia by 2015."

Washington wants to "run the planet from Guam and Diego Garcia by 2015.
Ready for global tyranny. Ready for global repression.
Ready to read some more on this frightening scenario?

Another article, very lengthy- April 8/2011- AirSea Battle Concept Is Focused On China
It is no revelation that long-term U.S. Air Force and Navy planning is focused on China. But while some innovations are underway, like the unmanned combat aerial system (UCAS), U.S. options in response to Chinese threats largely do not include the rapid development and deployment of major new weapons, especially with limited research, development and procurement resources under increasing budget pressure.

The US is pillaging from it citizens to pay for imperialist adventures.
Though the people of America are not alone in being robbed from.
It appears for all intents and purposes Canada, France, Italy, Australia, to name a few nations, have leaderships in place that are robbing the people to pay for a Corporate/Elite Empire.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ghost fighters haunt Syria, while a new oil field is located. Spooky


Contorted is the single word that best describes the spin that emanates daily out of Syria
I mean we get twisted news reports. Distorted commentary from bought and paid for spooks and shills. Convoluted "stories" from "peaceful activists. Put that all together and you get-Contorted.

This latest story from the "peaceful activists" takes contorted to a new level.
First a bit of background, real quick though. Since mid-March when the western backed uprisings first began there have been reports, many of them, that the "peaceful activists" have been more trouble making, dangerous trouble, then peacefully acting. There have been killings of Syrian citizens by "activists". There have been numerous reports of bombings & shootings by "activists" There have been gas pipelines exploding and trains derailing, all connected to the "activists"

When the US ambassador to Syria visited the city of Hama and made the claim of seeing "no protestors carrying weapons, nor damage to government buildings" One knew this was simply non-credible and meant to feed the spin that served Western/NATO interests. In fact, one would have to wonder why the ambassador went out of his way to make such a specific statement, unless there had been so many credible reports of violent protestors attacking people, attacking soldiers, attacking government buildings etc., etc.,

What to do about this problem?
In the battle for the control of your mind, if the spin about the "peaceful activists" is not working, what can be done?
How can you be convinced that the "peaceful activists" are truly peaceful?
Despite all the credible information that clearly points to state sponsored terrorism and destabilization of another nation on the grand global chessboard.
Well how about this? You come up with an entirely new entity!
Put a new spin on an old product. Think of it as a rebranding campaign.
Rebranding is a means to get you to think differently about something.
That doesn't mean anything has really changed, it is just a way of altering your perception of a situation.

Enter the Shabiha!!!! Yes, the Shabiha.
Shabiha means ghost. Syria is full of ghost fighters!
Isn't that spooky and mysterious?


And after 5 months of trouble making in Syria, this is the story the western backed "activists" are pushing this tact now to explain away their own terrorism.
Here is what is being said. Pay attention to the language.

"It is not clear exactly who they are and to whom they are loyal, but the term "shabiha" has repeatedly been used to describe them."

Really? I have been following Syria for months now and this is the first time I have seen this term used at all?
This group is allegedly so ghostly no one knows who they are or who they are loyal too.

Except for the "activists and Syria's National Organization for Human Rights, which is based in the UK. Together they know all there is to know about Shabiba and they are telling it to the BBC.
And that my friend should say alot to you!
Is it just me or does the Ghost fighter story sound tailor made for the Hollywood sci-fi crowd?

Related to the western backed overthrow of the Assad regime-
Besides the strategic location of Syria, the Mediterranean coastline access the Syrian government has announced a new oilfield!

Syria announced yesterday it has found a new oilfield in Homs

Syria announced on Tuesday it has found a promising gas field in the central governorate of Homs.
"This discovery opens new perspectives in the region of Qalamun and the Syrian company will continue its drilling," said Allawi, adding that the field was located in the Basin of Dau.

He said Syria's natural gas production has reached 30.29 million cubic meters per day, up by three million cubic meters since last year. Oil production in Syria is about 380,000 barrels per day, Allawi added.

The nation's gas reserves, estimated at 284 billion cubic meters, may increase after the new discoveries in many parts of the country, Allawi added.

Suspicious Deaths- The Magnitsky Report

The team at Suspicious Deaths has done an outstanding job on this one.
You want twisted real life drama?
You got it!
Read all about it!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Syria not using gunboats on Latakia - US confirms

Chuckyman and I were discussing the allegations made by the peaceful activists regarding the Port city of Latakia/Syria. As mentioned in the comments section here, there are mixed messages with regard to this news.Were gun boats being used? Were they not?
Chuckyman left this link. Syria has denied the usage of gunboats.

At this time, I am in the camp that gunboats are not being used.

Before I get to the reason why, I want everyone to think for a moment about the fact that nothing, absolutely nothing posted or stated by the "activists" can be confirmed or backed up with substance in any way shape or form.
There is no way of knowing when or where their so called footage has been taken or created?
It is all unverifiable. If one reads through the numerous reports made by the "activists" you will not that the msm always mentions this. Of course, this is a means of covering their own backsides when this ruse comes apart. And it will.



We do know that the US patrols the Mediterranean.
As do the Navies of the numerous Mediterranean nations.
Knowing that, we would expect that reports of gunboats being used would be easily verifiable by the US or other nations. So why is the US State Department reporting this??

US unable to confirm reported Syrian naval shelling

The U.S. State Department said on Monday that it was unable to confirm published reports that the Syrian navy has shelled the port city of Latakia.

"We have been unable to confirm, actually, the use of naval assets," U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters at her daily briefing, saying she was referring to reports of shelling of the port city of Latakia.

"We have seen reporting of this. We have not seen this firing ourselves," Nuland added, saying the jury was still out on the issue. "However, we are able to confirm that there is armor in the city and that there is firing on innocents again in the pattern of carnage that you have seen in other places."


Therefore the US confirms there are no gunboats firing on the city of Latakia

Interestingly in the third paragraph the State department "able to confirm there is armor in the city" of Latakia?

How are they able to do so?
Are they sitting in a ship somewhere in the Mediterranean?
Are they flying over? How are they confirming armor in the city?
If they can confirm armor in the city but cannot confirm gunboats it means there are no gunboats!

This line is pure spin "there is firing on innocents"
How does the US judge "innocents" from guilty from where ever it is they have themselves positioned to spy
There hasn't been anything innocent about the terror their armed "activists" have wrought on Syria and it's people.

Spin and perception management. Theatre, all theatre.

US bases in Japan trained personnel to wage nuclear war

You may recall this post : Like Israel, Japan is a "secret" nuclear power.



Where I posed this question : "So how is it practical or logical that Japan, a nation chock full of nuclear power plants in a seismically active area (defying all common sense) does not have nuclear weapons?"

From there I went into a number of news articles that most definitely implied Japan has nuclear weapons. Has had them for quite some time now.
All made possible via secret agreement/s between US and Japanese leaders that have allowed the introduction of nuclear weapons while circumventing the rest of the government.

I'll rehash a couple of interesting bits and then will head straight onto a recent news story

It is particularly ironic that Amano's election immediately followed revelations by former administrative vice minister for foreign affairs Murata Ryohei about the existence of a "secret" pact between the US and Japan permitting the introduction of US nuclear weapons into Japan without prior consultation.
"Some have said the Japanese reactor-grade plutonium would not be fully usable, but the US detonated a reactor-grade plutonium device in 1962"

"In 1970 US President Richard Nixon agreed to return Okinawa to Japan by 1972. At that time, Nixon pledged to recognize the "particular sentiment of the Japanese people against nuclear weapons" but reserved the right to consult with Tokyo over their reintroduction in an emergency."


You will have to go back and read the older post for all relevant links etc.,
Imagine how interesting I found this news article?

The operations of United States military bases in Japan that trained personnel in waging nuclear war will be revealed by a television documentary.

According to Sekiguchi, Japan used to host a U.S. Army school specializing in nuclear, biological and chemical weapons that had been set up at Camp Gifu in 1951 -- a year after the outbreak of the Korean War -- to teach basic knowledge about nuclear weapons and how to deal with them.

The TV program uncovers the realities of U.S. nuclear training in Gifu and across Japan through testimonies from former U.S. servicemen, as well as documents discovered by a researcher at Nagasaki University.

Among the witnesses who appear in the program is a former U.S. soldier who was exposed to radiation during a secret nuclear weapons drill at a base in Okinawa Prefecture during the Vietnam War. The man, who was exposed to 79 millisieverts of radiation, suffers from respiratory and cardiac disorders and must have an oxygen tank with him at all times.

The U.S. conducted training in Japan in how to drop nuclear bombs, maintain weapons and load munitions to prepare for nuclear attacks in accordance with ever-changing global affairs.

Such training continued even into the 1990s, according to the TV program, taking place at U.S. bases in Okinawa, Misawa in Aomori Prefecture, Itazuke in Fukuoka Prefecture, Yokota in Tokyo and Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

About 10 years ago, a researcher at Nagasaki University discovered documents that revealed training involving nuclear weapons had been conducted at the U.S. base in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, during the Korean War. It was also revealed that the Camp Gifu school instructed soldiers who conducted the training at the Sasebo base.

"Without relevant testimonies and documents, the discovery would end up being straight news," Sekiguchi thought. He subsequently decided to make a program on the issue before his retirement.

Covering the story, however, was not easy. It took him two years to find the former U.S. soldier exposed to radiation during training in Japan, as Sekiguchi did not even know how to spell his name.

After the revision to the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty in 1960, the U.S. was required to consult Japan before introducing nuclear weapons into the country. However, Japan secretly allowed port calls by U.S. vessels carrying nuclear weapons, a custom passed down to successive prime ministers and foreign ministers until Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu's Cabinet in 1989.

The US was training the Japanese to wage nuclear war. So why would they, unless there were nuclear weapons ensconced in Japan?
Japan allowed nuclear weapons carried by US vessels to make port calls?
For what purpose? Where did the weapons go? American bases? Elsewhere?
I stand by the contention I raised in the previous post like Israel, Japan is indeed a "secret" nuclear power

Friday, August 12, 2011

Part Deux: Israel & Turkey warmin' up. Canada's lips sealed despite the Ottawa Treaty

Yesterday I touched on the news that Israel is readying the IDF for engagement in September with Syria and is land mining the border.

The Israel Defense Forces is readying for possible engagement with the Syrian military in September
Anticipating attempts by Syrian civilians to cross the border into Israel in September, the IDF has placed antipersonnel landmines along the Syria border in the Golan Heights

If you haven't read yesterday's post, refresh your memory. I am just doing a quick rehash so I can segue into today's news.

-Allegedly Turkey is afraid of NATO making war on Syria?
Headline- Turkey fears NATO attack on Syria
Turkey fears refugees from Syria, especially if NATO attacks Syria.

Given Turkey is a NATO member, what is with the spin on this bit of news??
Turkey is allowing NATO troops to move on into the nation, so I find that headline and entire article -bizarre

But there is more-

Turkey is recalling retired officers to deal with a 'sudden influx' of Syrian refugees

-The Turkish military said it recalled retired officers to serve at border outposts along the Syrian border in anticipation of a massive influx of refugees.

-Ankara said it was worried the situation might be exacerbated by a NATO intervention in Syria

According to this article the Turkish government has been preparing for a massive influx of refugees for the past two months.

Which obviously means Turkey has been participating in the attacks on Syria for months now. Turkey will also play it's NATO attack dog role.

There is always more-

-Observers said that the Turkish military intensified its preparations on the Syrian border
-Two Turkish brigades have taken their positions near the Syrian border in preparation for orders from the Turkish military leadership.
- Talks on "establishing a security zone inside the Syrian territory"
- Talks on the future participation of Turkey in any possible military move against Syria


As it is with Israel, so it is with Turkey-

Landmines in place on the border just for that influx of refugees..

Meanwhile, the internal conflict in Syria has postponed the clearing of mines along the Turkish-Syrian border. The two countries share a minefield three times the size of Cyprus. Since the Ottawa Treaty ( I will discuss that briefly) on the prohibition of anti-personnel mines went into effect in 1999, Turkey has been developing projects to clear mines in border zones near Syria and Iraq. In 2009, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government passed a law to facilitate the clearing of the mines near the Syrian border, but the plans have been put off due to the situation in Syria.


So Turkey was going to clear the landmines but, not anymore!

As for the "Ottawa Treaty" and the present day Canadian government's hypocrisy, racist colonialist agenda and role in the NATO world army.

The Ottawa Treaty or the Mine Ban Treaty, formally the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, bans completely all anti-personnel landmines (AP-mines) As of April 2009, 156 countries have signed and ratified the Treaty. Poland and the Marshall Islands have signed but not ratified.thirty-seven states, including the People's Republic of China, India, Pakistan,Russia and the United States, have not signed.

Responding to a challenge issued by Canada in October 1996, on December 3rd 1997, 122 countries stated their intention to implement the Treaty. Forty ratifications are required for a treaty to come into effect and become international law. The The Ottawa treaty entered into force and became binding among the ratifying states on 1 March 1999.


"Landmines are indiscriminate weapons by nature - they do not distinguish between a soldier's footstep and a child's footstep. Their toll on mine-affected communities is devastating, and the consequences of their use are felt years after hostilities cease"

All this mining of borders, with Israel burying brand spanking new landmines and Turkey leaving theirs in place. Both nations doing so for the explicit purpose of killing refugees that will be fleeing the inevitable war in Syria.

Canada says not a word