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The men who attend the Bohemian Grove retreat spend two weeks performing plays, eating gourmet camp grub,

listening to speakers and power-bonding at the 2,700-acre compound near the Russian River in Sonoma County.

The retreat is organized by the exclusive San Francisco-based Bohemian Club.

The club and event are shrouded in mystery, much like Yale University's most-famous secret society,

Skull and Bones, whose members include President George W. Bush and his presidential rival Sen. John Kerry.

A Nevada man who called himself ``the Phantom Patriot'' was found guilty of five felonies in recent years after he broke into the grove to stop what he thought were human sacrifices and child abuse.

MONTE RIO - Hundreds of protesters gathered outside an exclusive California retreat for government + business leaders

Saturday to challenge the right of a ``ruling elite'' to make policy decisions without public scrutiny.

The annual Bohemian Grove retreat has attracted powerful men such as

Ronald Reagan,

George Bush,

former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger,

philanthropist David Rockefeller,

former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt +

former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Protesters listened to an Indian drum ensemble and speakers and planned to march to the front of the retreat before an afternoon get-together.

For more than a quarter century, summer protests under the towering redwoods here have been a magnet for committed activists.

Protesters say the event is quickly becoming a networking spot for leaders from the peace, environmental + immigrant rights movements.

00.000.2001 The protests peaked at about 1,000 - before attendance dropped off.

Protesters say interest has picked up in the past two years as activists realized they needed to work together on the waning anti-war movement and immigrants rights.

``Because they are up there networking + getting stronger, we need to network, too,'' said Mary Moore, 71, who

00.000.1980 -since-has helped organize the event.

. ``The idea is for people to get together and realize we have a common antagonist.''
25.Jul.2006 Europe's pyramid history unveiled 

31.Oct.2005 various news agencies including AP ran a story headlined "Bosnian explorer finds 'Europe's first pyramids'".

This statement, as so many headlines are, is wrong. There are many small pyramids that can be found across Europe, from France to Greece.
25.Jul.2006 Paganism Gaining Popularity in Prison 

A pagan religion that some experts say can be interpreted as encouraging violence is gaining popularity among prison inmates,

one of whom is scheduled to be executed this week for killing a fellow prisoner at the foot of an altar.
25.Jul.2006 Bohemian Grove retreat draws protest 

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside an exclusive California retreat for government and business leaders Saturday to challenge the right of a "ruling elite" to make policy decisions without public scrutiny.

DaBuWan was then arguably one of the greatest medicine men in the Amazon rain forest, if not the world + I spent seven years in the

00.000.1970-00.000.1980s storing + cataloguing some of the plants he identified. I was in awe of his knowledge.

I was reminded of him recently when I came across several molecular biology studies of Caesalpinia pulcherrima -- the plant I had identified back then as ayoowiri.

This plant, the new studies note, contains compounds that have powerful antiviral benefits, especially effective against human herpes viruses and adenoviruses, which cause the common cold.

Caesalpinia pulcherrima prevents these viruses from replicating.

Other recent studies demonstrate that extracts from the flower, stem, leaf, fruit, root + seed of Caesalpinia pulcherrima are also effective against wheezing, bronchitis, malarial infection, tuberculosis, other bacteria, fungi + some parasites.

Earlier research had found that the active ingredients of the same plant - named for the Italian botanist Andrea Cesalpino + the Latin``very beautiful" - induce vomiting + 4 grams can induce abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy.

So, Western medicine, with its expensive machinery and sophisticated scientists, has finally figured out what DaBuWan and his peers knew long ago. But how did they know it?

Ancient playwrights mentioned this system in historical documents but we did not have any archaeological evidence of this system until now,” he said.

Isik said the rotating stage system would be utilized in a concert to be held on Aug. 25 to mark the 125th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's birth.

Baskent University's Academic Orchestra will perform the concert accompanied by photographs of Atatürk on the three sides of the stage.

Excavations in the ancient city have been continuing since 1966 and are expected to last for years.

Kaunos was a significant trading port in ancient times, however, over time sand and silt filled the harbor over time.

According to Heredotos, who lived around 500 B.C., the people of Kaunos were descendents of the ancient civilization of Caria and considered themselves Cretans.

When the Persians captured Anatolia, the city came under the control of Mausolos.

After Alexander the Great defeated the Persians in 334 B.C. the city was ruled by Princess Ada, then by Antigonos, one of Alexander's generals and later by Ptolemy of Egypt. © 2005 Dogan Daily News Inc.
Pakistan 'building reactor for 50 nukes': Pakistan is reported to be building a nuclear reactor that could produce enough plutonium for up to 50 nuclear weapons a year.

25.Jul.2006 Putin plan to shut out US oil giants : Kremlin will favour Norwegian firms to develop Barents Sea field after differences with Bush scupper Russia's bid to join WTO

25.Jul.2006 War pimp alert: Bush told to plan for Chávez oil shock: "Venezuela's leverage over global oil prices + its direct supply lines + refining capacity in the US give Venezuela undue ability to impact US security + our economy," Mr Lugar wrote in his letter to Ms Rice.

25.Jul.2006 Chavez tour piques US interest : President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is currently on a world tour that is likely to widen the rift with the USA - but may win him further support for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

25.Jul.2006 Venezuela Supported for UN Security Council: The USA is actively working to thwart Venezuela’s bid to obtain the rotating seat currently held by Bolivia + instead supports Guatemala’s candidacy, reported ANSA.

25.Jul.2006 Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Guatemalan Dictator: A judge in Spain has issued arrest warrants for eight former Guatemalan officials, including a former president, Efrain Rios Montt for crimes committed during what is known by many as the Guatemalan Genocide.

25.Jul.2006 Dirty bomb victims 'may be shot': POLICE could be forced to shoot members of the public to maintain order in the event of a terrorist "dirty bomb" or biological attack on Britain, it was claimed yesterday.

25.Jul.2006 The PM, the mogul and the secret agenda : Tony Blair flies to California this week to address the annual get-together of News Corporation - led by one Rupert Murdoch. From Europe to broadcasting, terrorism to the direction of the nation, what is the truth about one of the most intriguing relationships in British public life?

25.Jul.2006 Washington senatorial cliffhanger: Antiwar critics running against Sen. Maria Cantwell lost one of their candidates this month when the Washington Democrat hired him to work in her campaign for $8,000 a month.

25.Jul.2006 Study: Ex-Rep. Made Use of 'Black' Budgets: An independent investigation has found that imprisoned former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham took advantage of secrecy and badgered congressional aides to help slip items into classified bills that would benefit him and his associates.
Israel will create more "terrorists" than it kills: The Bush administration's contempt for the United Nations Charter, the Fourth Geneva Convention and the other fundamental principles of international law has once again been laid bare by its defense of the ongoing Israeli assault against Lebanon.

25.Jul.2006 Emergency depot lies empty as Lebanon begs for aid: A VAST auditorium being used to house emergency aid in Beirut lay empty last night as relief agencies criticised Britain and other Western countries for their lame response to Lebanon’s worsening refugee crisis.

25.Jul.2006 Dahr Jamail Reports from Beirut: Lebanon Under Siege: How Israel Air Strikes Have Caused a Humanitarian Crisis for Hundreds of Thousands of Refugees. Audio and transcript

25.Jul.2006 Israeli occupation forces, kill 2 children, 4 others in northern Gaza Strip : In the first incident on Monday an IDF shell landed near a crowd of people standing outside an apartment building in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahia, killing three people, Palestinian hospital officials said. Two were civilians, residents of the building + the third was an off-duty police officer, residents said.

25.Jul.2006 UK: Arms exports to Israel 'must end' : Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell has called for an end to the export of British arms to Israel.

25.Jul.2006 The west's moral erosion has undermined the war on terror : It is essential for the US and its allies to abide by the same rules they seek to impose on others. This principle is being flouted

25.Jul.2006 'A Real Defining Moment': Braving extreme heat, a crowd of Israel's supporters estimated at several thousand clogged Wilshire Boulevard, waving Israeli and American flags and cheering speakers who included Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Both lamented civilian casualties in Lebanon but expressed strong support for Israel.

25.Jul.2006 In case you missed it: Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: How Israel manipulates and distorts American public perceptions

25.Jul.2006 Jordan accused of torturing suspects for U.S.: Security agents in Jordan are torturing terrorism suspects on behalf of the USA in hopes of forcing confessions, the human rights watchdog Amnesty International contended in a new report Monday.

25.Jul.2006 Juan Cole: Dershowitz and Grades of Human Beings: Alan "Torture is OK" Dershowitz is annoyed that the Israelis have been accused of killing innocent civilians. He is now arguing that there are degrees of "civilianity." He wonders how many innocent civilians killed by Israel in Lebanon would still be innocent if we could make finer distinctions.
Secret 2001 Pentagon Plan to Attack Lebanon: Bush's Plan for "Serial War" revealed by General Wesley Clark

25.Jul.2006 Israel preparing for occupation in Lebanon: Maj.-Gen. Udi Adam acknowledged in a briefing at Northern Command headquarters in Safed on Sunday afternoon that the commander of the IOF's civil administration unit had already begun preparations toward the possibility of instituting a military administration in areas captured by the IDF over the last week.

25.Jul.2006 Hezbollah rocket attacks kill 2 : The Islamic guerrilla group's rocket barrage against Israel has shown no sign of subsiding. That was clear Sunday in Haifa, the country's third-largest city, when 10 rockets exploded, killing two people and wounding more than a dozen.
Why They Hate Us? Picture Album - WARNING - Graphic images depicting the reality and horror of Israel's Invasion and destruction of Lebanon.

25.Jul.2006 Fleeing civilian killed by Israel -By Nicholas Blanford in Tyre and Ned Parker in Jerusalem - One man, his face half torn off by a missile, sat in his seat, his yellowing hand hanging from the window. Beside him, covered in the dead man’s blood, a woman moved slightly back and forth. Continue

25.Jul.2006 Robert Fisk: A war crime? -By Robert Fisk- This mother and son were in a convoy fleeing danger yesterday when the Israeli air force bombed the rear minibus, causing carnage. Continue

25.Jul.2006 '10 buildings for every rocket' -By Aljazeera- "Army chief of staff Dan Halutz has given the order to the air force to destroy 10 multi-storey buildings in the Dahaya district (of Beirut) in response to every rocket fired on Haifa," a senior air force officer told army radio on Monday. Continue

25.Jul.2006 Bush opposed to cease-fire in Lebanon -By Associated Press- White House officials said President Bush remains opposed to an immediate cease-fire to stop violence in the Middle East, despite personal pleas from ally Saudi Arabia that he help stop the bloodshed. Continue

25.Jul.2006 Israel’s Criminal Accomplice-By Paul Craig Roberts
There never was any doubt of the Bush Regime’s complicity in Israel’s naked aggression against the Lebanese civilian population. Bush has protected Israel from world condemnation. Bush has blocked those who attempted to bring a stop to Israel’s bombing of residential neighborhoods and civilian infrastructure + now Bush rushes more bombs for Israel to drop on Lebanon.

25.Jul.2006 In a world gone crazy: WSJ Editor: U.S. Missiles Save Lebanese Lives One Minute Video - On Fox News Sunday, Paul Gigot, of the Wall Street Journal, indicated his support for rushing U.S. more missiles to Israel. Gigot argued that precise targeting abilities of U.S. missiles would reduce the number of civilian casualties.. Click here to view

25.Jul.2006 Its “Put up or Shut up” Time in Lebanon -By Mike Whitney -Was it wrong for Hezbollah to defend their country and chase Israel from Lebanese soil? Is that terrorism? Continue

25.Jul.2006 The Crime of Lebanon and Palestine - Are Iran and Syria Next? -by Stephen Lendman
By any interpretation of international law, Israel today is committing massive and egregious war crimes and crimes against humanity against the defenseless people of Palestine and Lebanon. It's doing it with the full support and encouragement of the US and willful compliance of the West, most of the Arab world.

25.Jul.2006 UK Govt Sources Confirm War With Iran Is On -By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
In the last few days, I learned from a credible and informed source that a former senior Labour government Minister, who continues to be well-connected to British military and security officials, confirms that Britain and the USA. - "... will go to war with Iran before the end of the year."

25.Jul.2006 Nuke Iran, Blame the Jews -Who Benefits from the Israel-Lebanon Flare-Up? By Jorge Hirsch
Members of the Jewish faith and others correctly point out that Jews are often blamed for the sins of others. They may be about to be proven right again, in a big way. The current conflict may escalate to the point where the US will use nuclear weapons against Iran, in what will be the first use of nuclear weapons in war since Nagasaki. And the world will blame it on the Jews.

25.Jul.2006 "We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation + the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population. " - David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.
Unfortunately, Israel has no intention of living peacefully with it's Arab neighbors + it has never had that intention from the start.
Read about
Israeli Apartheid

Sabra and Chatila was a crime against humanity
Umgerechnet zwischen 20 und 1500 Dollar betragen die in der jeweiligen Landeswährung vergebenen Kredite + die Zahlungsdiziplin der Empfänger ist beachtlich: 98 Prozent aller Mikrokredite werden nach Angaben der Vereinten Nationen zurückgezahlt. Die Struktur der Finanzhilfe ist immer gleich: Die Laufzeit ist recht kurz und beträgt zwischen sechs und 36 Monaten. Die Kredite sind immer an eine Geschäftsidee gekoppelt + um Ausfälle zu reduzieren, werden häufig Gruppenkredite vergeben. Falls ein erster Kredit nicht beglichen wird, gibt es keine weiteren mehr.

Zwar fallen die Zinsen der Institute mit durchschnittlich 20 Prozent pro Jahr recht happig aus. Das relativiert sich jedoch im Vergleich zu lokalen Kredithaien, die mitunter den gleichen Zinssatz pro Monat verlangen. Schätzungen der Organisation Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) zufolge gibt es 80 Prozent aller Unternehmen der Entwicklungsländer nur, weil diese in der Vergangenheit einen Mikrokredit erhielten. Die direkte Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe haben in den vergangenen 30 Jahren 500 Millionen Menschen in Anspruch genommen.

Pionier auf dem Gebiet der Minikredite ist Muhammad Yunus. Der Ökonomie-Professor aus Bangladesch fragte Anfang der 70er Jahre in einem Dorf in der Nähe seines Arbeitsplatzes einige Dutzend Arbeitslose, wie viel Startkapital sie für den Aufbau einer Existenz benötigten. Damals sagten fast alle, sie bräuchten weniger als einen Dollar. Knapp 30 Dollar vergab Yunus daraufhin an über 40 Familien aus dem Süden von Bangladesch + die Erfolgsgeschichte der Mikrokredite begann.

1976 gründete Yunus seine eigene Bank und ist seitdem auf die Vergabe von Mikrokrediten spezialisiert. Bis heute hat seine Grameen-Bank über vier Milliarden Dollar an fast sechs Millionen Menschen verliehen. Das Finanzhaus unterscheidet sich nur noch unwesentlich von einer ganz normalen Bank und hat über 2000 Zweigstellen. Investitionen und Spenden von großen amerikanischen Unternehmen in die Grameen-Stiftung halten den Kreditkreislauf für Menschen der Dritten Welt am Leben. Doch es darf gern noch etwas mehr sein: "Um den Bedarf an Mikrokrediten decken zu können, reichen Spenden nicht aus", sagt Regula Schegg. Auf bis zu 400 Milliarden Dollar schätzt die Direktorin der Grameen-Stiftung in den USA den weltweiten Bedarf; 15 Milliarden Dollar schwer sind die aktuellen Investitionen aller Mikrofinanz-Institute. "Um 500 Millionen Menschen einen jährlichen Kreditbedarf von durchschnittlich 800 Dollar zu sichern, muss frisches Geld vom Kapitalmarkt kommen", so Schegg.

Eine Milliarde Euro bis 2010
Zwangsräumung: Mann sticht Gerichtsvollzieher nieder

25.Jul.2006 Mikrokredite: Kleines Geld, große Wirkung
Kriege: Uno beklagen 250.000 Kindersoldaten

25.Jul.2006 Kryokonservierung: Fisch- Frostschutz für tiefgekühlte Organe
Fall Masri: Wusste Schily mehr?

25.Jul.2006 Grenzkontrollen: Reisefreiheit in Europa lässt auf sich warten

25.Jul.2006 Kriegsopfer im Libanon: Verzweifelung in den Krankenhäusern

25.Jul.2006 Syrien: "Wenn nötig, können wir den ganzen Libanon aufnehmen"

25.Jul.2006 Bint Dschbeil: Israels Armee erobert Hisbollah- Stützpunkt
2003 SINE NAVTA NAVIS Prender e julgar George W. Bush por crimes contra a Humanidade, desrespeito aos estatutos da ONU e crueldade contra prisioneiros de guerra e cidadãos de seu ... /
TV beamed at Cuba caught in jam Christina Sanson, Radio Marti's current director of programming, said

the station delayed its broadcast to include reaction from US officials + present a ...
A Primer on Women and Tobacco: The Leading American EpidemicHTML-Version

Edward Bernays advertising slogan targeting women for Lucky Strikes ... Effects of Smoking on the Fetus, Neonate + Child (Oxford Medical Publications).
The Blog | Darin Murphy: United States of Denial | The Huffington Post

EDWARD L. BERNAYS (Sigmund Freud's nephew + the father of psy-ops, mass spin control + modern propaganda.

Bernays ' techniques were used to sell WWI. to ...
Spin doctors made in USA

00.000.1928 Edward Bernays, Freud's nephew + the father of American ... read out an emotional speech referring to his childhood and family that had previously ...
Organized Quotes

Edward Bernays, The conscious + intelligent manipulation ... Joe Biden, But I was amazed at how...Marilu Henner, My childhood was like Jim...
00.000.2004 State of the World-The State of Consumption Today

00.000.1891-00.000.1995 Edward Bernays ()* ... with Sigmund Freud's nephew - setting up the ... blame the current rise in childhood obesity on the pervasive advertising ..
Our Links ... Serving the Jewish Communities with early childhood programs, day- + summercamps, etc.

Edward Bernays ...
25.Jul.2006 Pioneers of Public Relations. Carl Byoir.

... American franchise for the Montessori system + created the "House of Childhood ". ... Byoir hired Edward L. Bernays to help him with public support.

25.Jul.2006 Media Giraffe Database Records

He worked in early childhood education for about 20 years + then in independent ...

00.000.1920 -in the s -Edward Bernays -who coined the term "Public Relations". ...
Sigmund Freud - Wikipedia

Sigmund Freud was also both a blood uncle + an uncle-in-law to public relations + propaganda wizard Edward Bernays .

Bernays's mother, Anna Freud Bernays ...
The Forum He shows how leading public relations giants such as Edward Bernays, who is well known ...

Bernays told Bryson that selling fluoride was mere child's play. ...
Smokish Fetishes "That could seem somewhat magical to a child + also quite frightening + ...

00.000.1929 the publicist Edward Bernays - sponsored by tobacco companies ...
A Change In The Governing Mind - John Taylor Gatto Extending Childhood. From the beginning, there was purpose behind forced ...

00.000.1928, Edward L. Bernays, godfather of the new craft of spin control we call ...
Nuclear Energy's Green Glow

"Just as Edward Bernays [22] had used the theories of Sigmund Freud to ... so that they acted like "the very young child first experiencing the world.

00.000.2002 -Center for Media and Democracy

Guatemala remains of the most horrifying legacies of the work of Edward Bernays, the legendary "father of public relations."

On behalf of the United Fruit ...
Dr. Carolyn Dean MD -- Death by Propaganda, Part 1

One of the principle architects in the takeover of the American mind is a fellow named Edward Bernays, who is considered the father of the American public ...

Between the Lines

Bernays + his followers discovered how to replace needs with wants, ... sense of place and a touching, tragic re-enactment of childhood loneliness.

How to Recognize a Skunk, Or, Why Most Americans Can't Think ...

More precisely,

it began with Edward L. Bernays, Freud's American nephew + ... stories about rising depression rates + childhood mental illness match up ...

Spin Doctoring: Toxins - Fluoride - Share The Wealth ... of fluoride was handed over to Edward Bernays, known as the father of PR, ...

They say that two of the major concerns in childhood development today ...

New Zealand Health Minister Promotes Water Fluoridation - Health ...

The drive to encourage public acceptance of fluoride was handed over to Edward Bernays,

known as the father of PR, or the original spin doctor,
The Father of Spin The Father of Spin Edward L. Bernays + the Birth of Public Relations

... on how unconscious drives dating to childhood make people act the way they do. ...
Propaganda - Schema-Root

So opens Propaganda (1928), one of several strikingly frank analyses of western social psychology written by Edward Bernays. This nephew of Sigmund Freud ...
The Coolhunt and The Merchants of Cool

00.000.1928 -As far back as- Edward Bernays, Sigmund Freud's nephew, ... children then destroy their childhood and the moral foundation for their subsequent lives.
thedoctorwithin - Doors of Perception

From childhood the brain learns that it is not to be tasked with understanding ... As

00.000.1920 -s- spin pioneers like Ivy Lee + Edward Bernays gained more ...
Sinkende Kundenzahlen: AOL will auf Mitgliedschaft verzichten
25.Jul.2006 US- Kriegsverbrechen in Korea: "Wir haben sie einfach umgelegt"
25.Jul.2006 Akademiker gegen Tierschützer: Die Doctores und das liebe Vieh

Praktischerweise steigen die Flugschiffe in eine Höhe von etwa 20 Kilometer über dem Erdboden auf.

Die Aufmal-Antennen seien somit außerhalb der Reichweite der meisten bodengestützten Militärflugkörper und auch über der Zone des gewöhnlichen Luftverkehrs, so RTI.
Dauerhaft fliegende Luftschiffe mit aufgemalten Antennen sollen nach Angaben von RTI International mehrere Zwecke erfüllen:

"Die neue Technologie kann im Falle einer Hurrikan-Katastrophe helfen, sie kann Häfen + Grenzen absichern, wissenschaftliche Überwachungsaufgaben erfüllen + die militärische Kommunikation verbessern", sagte der Vizepräsident der RTI-Abteilung Engineering and Technology, David Myers.
Bereits Ende Juni hatten Ingenieure die spezielle Antennenfarbe an mehreren Stellen eines kugelförmigen Luftschiffs vom Typ SA-60 aufgetragen und dann den Ballon in der Wüste von Nevada aufsteigen lassen.

Die "paint on"-Antennen hätten Sprache und Daten übermittelt, auch eine Telefonkonferenz sei gelungen, hieß es. Die Testflüge hätten erstmals ermöglicht, elektrische, elektromagnetische und mechanische Eigenschaften der neuartigen Antennen zu testen.

Der spezielle Antennenlack heißt "Unishield" und ist ein leitender Überzug auf Wasserbasis. Nach Informationen des Entwicklers Unitech LLC ist die Farbe ungiftig, sehr leicht und beständig. Sie werde bereits in verschiedenen Bereichen eingesetzt, beispielsweise in der Marine und bei elektronischen Baugruppen.

Antennenlack für bessere militärische Kommunikation
Luftschiffe: Antennen aufmalen statt anschrauben

yDeutsche Solidaritätsreise nach Israel: "Wir sind als Diplomaten, nicht als Soldaten gefragt"

"Wenn der Wind aus einer bestimmten Richtung kommt, riecht der ganze Ort bis hoch zum Pfarrhaus", empört sich Friedrich und bemerkt verärgert, dass ja nun ausgerechnet in diesen Tagen die Luft ausnahmsweise klar und frisch sei. Häufig aber wehe es faulig und beißend zugleich herüber, "das kommt von den Schlachtabfällen. Wenn sie das einmal im Haus haben, bekommen sie das nicht mehr raus." Mit dem kontinuierlichen Ausbau des Schlachthofs, den Tönnies nach der Wende übernahm, sei der Gestank immer schlimmer geworden.

Die kämpferische Ortsvorsteherin will deshalb jetzt gegen den Stadtrat von Weißenfels klagen, der den neuesten Erweiterungsplänen gerade den rechtlichen Weg bereitet. Unterstützung findet Friedrich in der Weißenfelser Nachbarschaft, in der sich eine Bürgerinitiative gebildet hat + auch der BUND macht mobil. Am Wochenende organisierten alle gemeinsam die letzte Demonstration, mit dem Tatort-Schauspieler Peter Sodann als prominenten Vorkämpfer. Rund 300 Menschen nahmen daran teil, meldete die Polizei.

Boeing And QinetiQ Expand Network-enabled Capabilities In U.K. And U.S.

20.Jul.2006 5:36AM GMT Bernama
24.Jul.2006 [3] AP

21.Jul.2006 “The house, displaying a foreign affairs solidarity lacking on issues such as Iraq, voted overwhelmingly yesterday to support Israel in its confrontation with Hezbollah guerrillas.

The resolution, which was passed on a 410-8 vote, also condemns enemies of the Jewish state.” The vote was regarded as a success for the lobbying attempts by the infamous AIPAC. – read it and weep for our so-called democracy.
03.Oct.2001 I.A.P. News reported that according to Israel Radio (in Hebrew) Kol Yisrael an acrimonious argument erupted during the Israeli cabinet weekly session last week between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon + his foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Peres warned Sharon that refusing to heed incessant American requests for a cease-fire with the Palestinians would endanger Israeli interests and "turn the US against us. "Sharon reportedly yelled at Peres, saying "don't worry about American pressure, we the Jewish people control America." (

Die Mondmission sei technisch nicht ausgereift gewesen, sagte Aldrin zu Journalisten des britischen TV-Sender "Channel Five". Der Wettlauf mit der Sowjetunion, welcher Staat als erstes Menschen auf dem Mond spazieren lassen könne, habe die USA bewogen, die Apollo trotz Mängeln loszuschicken.

Die vorformulierte Todesnachricht war nur ein Teil der Vorbereitungen für den Ernstfall. Laut Aldrin hat die US-Regierung die Raumfahrtbehörde Nasa angewiesen, bei einer absehbaren Katastrophe den Kontakt zu den Raumfahrern zu unterbrechen - damit niemand Zeuge des tragischen Endes im Weltall werden solle.

In der Dokumentation "Apollo 11: The Untold Story" (Apollo 11: Die verschwiegene Geschichte), die heute Abend von Channel Five ausgestrahlt wird, erzählt Aldrin weitere bislang unbekannte Anekdoten.

Stift als Schalter für den Rückflug

Die Todesnachricht war bereits vorformuliert. Beinahe hätte US-Präsident Nixon sie auch verkünden müssen: Weil den ersten Menschen auf dem Mond ein Schalter abgebrochen war, konnten sie fast nicht zur Erde zurückkommen. Ein Schreib-Werkzeug war die Rettung.

London - Makaber und 37 Jahre lang geheim gehalten ist die Geschichte der ersten Rückkehrer vom Mond. Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, der zweite Mann nach Neil Armstrong, berichtet heute in einem Dokumentarfilm des britischen Fernsehens: Der damalige amerikanische Präsident Richard Nixon hatte bereits eine Rede für den Unglücksfall auf dem Mond vorbereitet - inklusive einem Nachruf auf die heldenhaft gestorbenen Astronauten.

Falls sich die Technologie erfolgreich verkleinern lasse und damit ausreichend präzise und hoch auflösend einzusetzen sei, glaubt Fink an Anwendungen von neuartigen Raumteleskopen über alternative Eingabegeräte für Computer oder Videospiele bis hin zu Hilfstechniken für Sehbehinderte - und umsichtige Kleidung für künftige Soldaten.

Eingewebt in Uniformen könnten die Fasern den Kampfanzügen ein "Umgebungsbewusstsein" verleihen. Dieser Hinweis könnte auch jenen Förderern geschuldet sein, die Finks Forschung finanziert haben. Darunter befinden sich das M.I.T. Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies und die Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) des US-Verteidigungsministeriums. stx
Zwar sieht die Kugel noch nicht scharf, dass sie aber überhaupt optische Reize messen und umformen kann, war der Fachzeitschrift "Nature Materials" ein Titelblatt wert. "Fibers for the big pictures" titelte sie.

Nun lässt sich "big picture" schlicht mit großem Bild übersetzen. Die Redewendung steht aber auch für das große Ganze. Was der Materialwissenschaftler Yoel Fink mit seinen Mitarbeitern und Studenten am Massachussets Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) zusammengeklebt hat, könnte beiden Beschreibungen gerecht werden.

Die durchsichtigen Glasfasern, aus denen ihre Sphäre besteht, können Licht in elektrische Impulse umformen, beschreiben Fink und seine Kollegen in "Nature Materials" (Bd. 5, S. 532).

Umgeben von einem durchsichtigen Kunststoff ziehen sich durch die Mitte der Röhrchen lichtempfindliche Glasfasern und leitende Metallelektroden.

Trifft ein Lichtstrahl das Glas oder streift es, leitet die Elektrode einen elektrischen Impuls weiter.

Das sagt noch nichts über den Ort des Kontakts aus. Werden aber viele Fasern als Netz übereinandergelegt, lassen sich diese Punkte zwischen den Faserkreuzungen lokalisieren.

Ein Computer errechnet aus diesen Signalen dann eine Art Bild. Richtung von Lichtstrahlen feststellen
24.Jul.2006 What, then, do we make of those all-too-convenient rocket attacks and kidnappings?

Perhaps we should categorize them alongside the staged "attack on German soldiers" used to justify the Nazi invasion of Poland.

I do not trust Barry Chamish (who often gets into conspiratorial realms too dank and confused for even me ) but his recent claims may spark others to do some independent investigation:

And now we know why Corporal Shalit was handed over to Hamas. Read the findings of the IDF's investigator Col. Giora Eiland.

The kidnapping was caught on a surveillance camera.

A soldier wanted to shoot the kidnappers but was denied the opportunity by his officer.

Victimized children often grow up to become victimizers. At what point can we fairly say that the victims of the Nazis have become Nazis?
"Israel is a democracy !" shout that nation's defenders -- but so was the USA during the slaughter of the Indians.

And so was Germany when Hitler came to power.

Does anyone doubt that Hitler would have won had fair and honest elections been held 00.000.1939 ?

24.Jul.2006 The propagandists have tried to sell this attack as a self-defense measure, but that assertion is falling apart. We know now that this war was provoked by neither rocket attacks nor kidnappings -- in fact, it was planned long ago.
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24.Jul.2006 Scheitern der WTO- Gespräche: Fußtritt für die Ärmsten
Nahost: Scharfe Kritik an SPD- Vorstoß für sofortige Waffenruhe
24.Jul.2006 Spam- Charts: Die USA sind Weltmeister

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Futuristischer Flügel: Fliegen wie Batman
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Helfer auf Zypern: "Es bricht einem das Herz"

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25.Jul.2006 Beirut: Hisbollah spaltet Friedensbewegung

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25.Jul.2006 Schmiergeldvorwürfe: Autokonzerne im Visier der Ermittler

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22.Jul.2006 Bush's Hands are Full Already? Harpers: Negroponte blocking new CIA NIE on Iraq. "'What do you call the situation in Iraq right now?' asked one person familiar with the situation. 'The analysts know that it's a civil war, but there's a feeling at the top that [using that term] will complicate matters.' Negroponte, said another source regarding the potential impact of a pessimistic assessment, 'doesn't want the president to have to deal with that.'” No NIE on Iraq since 2004. War and Piece:
24.Jul.2006 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH U.S.: Soldiers Tell of Detainee Abuse in Iraq (Human Rights Watch, 23-7-2006)
24.Jul.2006 Public Hath No Fury, Even When Deceived The bad news for viral marketers is that sometimes they can be found out too quickly.
24.Jul.2006 Rice arrives in Lebanese capital US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Beirut to discuss the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.
24.Jul.2006 Passport cost to increase by 29% The fee for a new adult passport is to increase by 29% from October to £66 from £51.
24.Jul.2006 Blackouts as US temperatures soar Hundreds of thousands of homes in the US continue to be affected by blackouts as temperatures soar to record highs.
24.Jul.2006 Ex-churchman child rapist jailed A former Church in Wales lay reader who raped a boy while on license for another assault is jailed indeterminately.
24.Jul.2006 Continued rise for animal tests The number of experiments carried out on animals in UK laboratories continues to rise, official statistics show.
24.Jul.2006 Flucht aus Südlibanon: Israel will keine Sicherheitsgarantien geben
24.Jul.2006 Libanon: Rice zu Blitzbesuch in Beirut eingetroffen
Handelsliberalisierung: WTO- Gespräche gescheitert

24.Jul.2006 Leitbild: Nasa will Erde nicht mehr verstehen
Machtkämpfe: Bund Deutscher Intriganten
Plutonium- Produktion: Pakistan baut neuen Atomreaktor
Hospital superbug infections rise The number of elderly hospital patients infected by the potentially deadly bug Clostridium difficile jumped by 17.2% in England 00.000.2005.
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EU mulls stem cell research ban European ministers meet to decide whether to follow the US in limiting funding for embryonic stem cell research.

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Ermittler gehen davon aus, dass die Rohstoffe irgendwo im Osten Europas verkauft, verbaut oder eingeschmolzen werden.

Wegen der Nähe zur Grenze scheint das "Phänomen Buntmetalldiebstahl" - wie die Fälle im Polizeijargon heißen - daher besonders in Ostdeutschland beliebt zu sein. Hatte das Landeskriminalamt Brandenburg

00.000.2000 noch 119 Fälle gemeldet, registrierten die Fahnder im vergangenen Jahr schon 810. Der Schaden summierte sich auf 2,7 Millionen Euro.

Dabei konnte die Polizei in Brandenburg inzwischen ein Drittel der Fälle aufklären und 460 Täter ermitteln. Auch in anderen Bundesländern stehen zunehmend Täter wegen Rohstoffdiebstahl vor Gericht.

Die Einbrecher kamen stets in den frühen Morgenstunden - gerne sonntags, wenn in dem Industriegebiet absolute Ruhe herrscht. Erst überlisten sie die Bewegungsmelder und Flutlichtscheinwerfer.

Dann setzen sie sich Grubenlampen auf dem Kopf und schaffen Leitern heran, um die Vorhängeschlösser aufzubrechen, die das Kupfer-Hochregal sichern. "Diese Leute sind hoch professionell", sagt Schwanbeck, "sechs bis acht Mann sind es gewesen." Dem Unternehmer bleibt nicht mehr übrig, als sich am nächsten Morgen die nächtliche Aktion auf Video anzusehen. Dank Vollmond hatten die Überwachungskameras Bilder geliefert.

Auch andere Unternehmen müssen in Sachen Diebstahlschutz aufrüsten: So kamen dem Thermotechnik-Anbieter Buderus in Hamburg kürzlich elf Tonnen Kupfer abhanden - Schaden: 40.000 Euro.

Bei einer sächsischen Firma waren es 18 Tonnen. Dabei nimmt der Rohstoffklau bisweilen bizarre Formen an: In Berlin drohte im Frühjahr ein Wohnhaus in die Luft zu fliegen, weil Diebe die Kupfer-Gasrohre aus den Wänden rissen.

Als ein Nachbar den Diebstahl in der leer stehenden Wohnung bemerkte, flüchteten die Täter. Vorsichtshalber evakuierte die Feuerwehr alle Bewohner.

In Düsseldorf brach Mitte Juni der Bahnverkehr zusammen, weil Diebe Signalkabel aus Kupfer gekappt hatten.

Die Folge: Weichen und Signale funktionierten nicht mehr, Zehntausende Reisende steckten in den Zügen fest. Für die Deutsche Bahn wird der Rohstoffklau zunehmend zum Problem:

00.000.2004 "-Seit- merken wir einen deutlichen Anstieg", so eine Sprecherin.

Im vergangenen Jahr verbuchte die Bahn einen Schaden von mindestens 20 Millionen Euro. Kosten für Reparaturen und die Verspätungen noch gar nicht eingerechnet.

Komplette Lkw-Ladung geraubt

Auch die Schrottbranche stöhnt wegen der Diebstähle: "Wir können nicht erkennen, dass das abebbt", sagt Ulrich Leuning vom Bundesverband Deutscher Stahlrecycling- und Entsorgungsunternehmen (BDSV).

Was die Schrotthändler auf ihrem Gelände lagern, wird mit steigenden Rohstoffpreisen immer wertvoller.

Kameraüberwachung und hohe Zäune sind bei den Händlern längst Standard.

Wenn mittlerweile aber komplette Lkw-Ladungen mit Metall wegkommen, "dann ist das so, als ob man einen Geldtransporter fährt", sagt Leuning.

Kein Wunder, dass manche Speditionen ihren Fahrern schon die Pinkelpause verbieten, damit die teure Fracht direkt und sicher zum Ziel kommt.

Seit der Kupferpreis im Höhenflug ist, schlagen Rohstoffdiebe bei Liedelt immer öfter zu: Schon sechsmal haben sie sich bedient.

"Irgendwann bin ich pleite, weil wir gegen solche Diebstähle nicht versichert sind", schimpft Schwanbeck. "Ich habe eine unheimliche Wut im Bauch."

Die Polizei ermittelt, hat aber noch niemanden dingfest machen können.

Für Branchenkenner sind solche Klau-Aktionen in Serie längst keine Überraschung mehr: "Der Diebstahl floriert", sagt Ladji Tikana vom Deutschen Kupferinstitut in Düsseldorf. "Fast alle Industriemetalle sind hoch im Kurs." Nicht nur Kupfer ist heiß begehrt, auch Aluminium und Stahlschrott kommen immer öfter weg. Vor drei Jahren kostete ein Kilo Kupfer noch zwei Euro, heute sind es acht Euro - auch die Preise für Alu und Schrott stiegen rasant. Volkswirtschaften wie China und Indien boomen und heizen die Preise an. Aber auch hierzulande ist in der Autoindustrie, der Energietechnik oder beim Wohnungsbau viel Kupfer gefragt. "Wenn man Energie übertragen will, gibt es nichts besseres als Kupfer", sagt Rohstoff-Experte Tikana.
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24.Jul.2006 Bush's penchant for writing exceptions to laws he has just signed violates the Constitution, an American Bar Association task force says in a report highly critical of the practice. 7/24
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24.Jul.2006 Obviously, this story is part of a larger propaganda campaign designed to convince the dullards that the Main Foe is and has always been the Shi'ites of Iran. We are being prepped for an attack. Permalink
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Shi'ite and Sunni When I popped into the Whiskey Bar just now, the following bit of Orwelliana from the Daily Telegraph was thrust into my face: President George W Bush intends to build an "umbrella of Arab allies" against Hezbollah while giving Israel a free hand in attacking the group's strongholds, according to American officials.
White House aides have said they consider the Lebanon crisis to be a "leadership moment" for Mr Bush and an opportunity to proceed with his post-September 11 plan to reshape the Middle East by building Sunni Arab opposition to Shia terrorism . Yesterday Mr Bush cited the role of Iran and Syria in providing help to Hezbollah. (Emphasis added.) "Sunni Arab opposition to..." ARE THEY KIDDING? Don't these sub-turkeys know who is running Iraq these days?


Gerade der antike Müll verrät den Wissenschaftlern vieles über das damalige Leben. Hunderte von kaputten Gefäßen zeigen etwa, wie die Händler Wein und Olivenöl transportiert haben. "Wir haben Dinge gefunden, die wichtige Erkenntnisse über die Geschichte Istanbuls ermöglichen", sagte Ismail Karamut, der Leiter der Ausgrabung.

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Archäologen nennen ihn den "Hafen von Theodosius", nach dem Kaiser, der von 379 bis 394 das oströmische und byzantische Reich regierte und im letzten Jahr vor seinem Tod im Jahr 395 der letzte Herrscher des gesamten Römischen Reichs war. Von den Ausgrabungen erhoffen sich die Wissenschaftler neue Erkenntnisse über das Wirtschaftsleben in der Stadt, die einst Konstantinopel hieß und Hauptstadt des oströmischen und byzantinischen Reichs war.
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This is what we were able to find out today locally : The main points from our reports today are : 1- what Zeinab was able to find out about electromagnetic arms: please check
2- the director of Nabatiyeh National Hospital in the south, dr Hassan Wazni, talks about "vacuum bombs, it vacuums the air out of the body and stops the breathing and thus the heart stops operating. He also speaks about one death case, that of Sadek Hamed (12) whose caused is still unknown (medically) .
3- A spokesman for the army, said on record that the Israelis are using "bombs with special fillings" that could include internationally forbidden material.
4- The director of Marjeyoun national hospital (south) dr Mo'ness Kalakesh speaks about abnormal cases they treated: weird burns that make the skin glued and almost impossible to treat. These are people whose either arms or legs were hurt.
5- The doctors in the hospitals in the south all say the same thing : doing test on the remains is a luxury they can not afford at this time. They lack of doctors and equipment and time .. casualties arrive the around the clock and the priority is to try and save the injured and not to test the dead. However, an American University hospital expert, the head of Environment and Public Health and Danger management departement Azmi Imad, told us that not only the remains of the corps should be tested, but also the scene where the bombings happened too. This is of course impossible for more than one reason : all the "scenes" are unreachable due to the bombings ( some of the victims of the rmayleh bridge bombings are still under the remains of their cars) + no one can afford to leave the ER to go test scenes on the ground.
6- Today they had to burn corpses due to lack of space in the morgues, so maybe we're loosing proves.
7- Several hospitals in the south speak about similar cases : burnt not burnt corpses, swallowed, no bleeding, the unbearable semll.
8- None of the doctors would go to the extend of confirming naything : they admit they don't know. Only one doctor in Tyre, director of Najm hospital, says he saw similar cases in previous Israeli aggressions.
9- This is it . Tomorrow, a WHO representative is supposed to be handed remains of corpses and tests results, but I'm not very optimistic about any of this;on one hand, the local heath authorities seem more concerned about their political agendas and pay offs and are not giving the issue the time and effort it deserves. On the other hand, I have an innate mistrust and skepticism towards anything that involves the UN.
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Controversial Instructor Speaks About His 9/11 Views, UW Course By somebigguy - Lots of good quotes from Kevin here, check out the whole article by following the link, a video is also available. Finally, don't forget to have your say in the Talkback section for this article. Controversial University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer Kevin Barrett appeared on WISC-TV's "For The Record," discussing his views on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Islamic studies and the class he is teaching this fall at UW-Madison.
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Recently, 61 state legislators signed a resolution calling for UW-Madison to fire Barrett over his outspoken views that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
UW-Madison Provost Patrick Farrell reviewed Barrett's record and decided he was qualified to teach an introductory course on Islam as scheduled in the fall . Farrell said that the university doesn't endorse Barrett's theories, but he said that his review found Barrett has a record of quality teaching .
On "For The Record," Barrett said his views are always evolving but explained how his current thoughts on 9/11 developed.
He said that immediately after the attacks, he was in a state of shock and wasn't sure who was behind the attacks.
"I think a lot sooner than most people realize, 9/11 is going blow wide open," he said. "The official report doesn't stand up to scrutiny -- it's very simple."
Barrett said he is optimistic that 9/11 will ultimately be a catalyst for Americans to take back the Constitution. ... Thanks to Shoestring and DBLS for bringing this to our attention.

24.Jul.2006 Josh Bolten squirms during Stem Cell questions
Crooks and Liars -John Amato's Virtual Online Magazine
Josh Bolten squirms during Stem Cell questions By John Amato on Stem Cells

I doubt Josh Bolten will be back on MTP anytime soon. I’ll post more of his appearance, but Timmeh made Bush’s stem cell veto laughable and indefensible,

Video-WMP Video-QT (9 min)

Once Tony Snow called it murder-it was downhill from there as it should be.

Russert asked Bolten if Bush thinks it’s murder then why doesn’t he outlaw it altogether. When he was asked about Karl Rove’s take on stem cell research that could not be backed up by scientists-Bolten said he wasn’t a scientist.

Bolten also said there are wide differences of opinion on Stem Cell research. There are only two. People who think the research will save and help the quality of life and the James Dobson version. As has been noted, only 128 snowflake babies have been adopted out of 400,000. Meanwhile, our government:

Nightlight, which has received more than $800,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to promote embryo adoptions, is one of only a few agencies that treat embryos exactly like infants. Developing…
A.Coulter, die Neudefinition des Blonden Gifts byWaterflake 
Der Name Anne Coulter dürfte den wenigsten in Deutschland, Europa oder eigentlich dem Rest der Welt ein Begriff sein. In den USA jedoch ist kein Thema so kontrovers, kaum ein Bein so lang und schon gar keine Rede so geprägt durch Hass und Verachtung wie die von Anne Coulter, des selbsternannten Sprachrohres der Ultrakonservativen Republikaner.

24.Jul.2006 Washington most “no religion” state according to poll byTDavid USA Today Poll showing religion by state. Washington state shows 25% who took the American Religious Identification Survey answered “no religion.” Who knows how accurate the data is here and it’s only the lower states. 25% Washington State 22% Vermont 21% Colorado 21% Oregon 20% ...
24.Jul.2006 US calls for 'sustainable' truce Condoleezza Rice, on her way to Israel, says a truce is urgently needed in Lebanon, but conditions must be right.
24.Jul.2006 UK rates 'could remain at 4.5%' There is enough slack in the UK economy to allow the Bank of England to leave rates at 4.5%, a forecast says.
24.Jul.2006 Rare Middle East bald ibis tagged An international mission is underway to save the northern bald iris, the rarest bird in the Middle East.
24.Jul.2006 Blair facing pressure over Israel Tony Blair should toughen his stance on Israel's Lebanon offensive, a backbench MP has said.
24.Jul.2006 Mid-East faces uncertain future Diplomats and experts anxiously debate what the Middle East will look like when this current crisis is over, the BBC's Roger Hardy reports.
24.Jul.2006 Boycott call for DR Congo polls The Roman Catholic church calls for a boycott of DR Congo's election if alleged vote-rigging is not tackled.
24.Jul.2006 Last-ditch WTO trade talks for G6 Extended free trade talks are held after a 14-hour weekend session fails to find a breakthrough.
24.Jul.2006 Cancer drug 'toxic to the heart' Cancer drug Glivec can damage the heart and may lead to health problems, research shows.
24.Jul.2006 New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise byScuttleMonkey 7
"The Herald Sun is reporting that researchers may have some progress to report on the Alzheimer's front. A new drug, called PBT2, was developed by a Melbourne-based biotech firm that has been showing some promising results. From the article: 'Early clinical testing has confirmed the drug is fast-acting. Levels of amyloid dropped by 60 per cent within 24 hours of a single dose. It found also that PBT2 suppresses the impairment of memory function. More human studies begin in Sweden next month and Australians will join a major international trial of the drug next year.'"

24.Jul.2006 3-D Flexible Computer Chips byScuttleMonkey 45 Roland Piquepaille writes

"Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have isolated a single-crystal film of semiconductor from the substrate on which it is built. Then they transferred this very thin film -- 200 nanometers thick -- on plastic. Both sides of the film can host active components and several layers can be stacked, opening the way to very powerful 3-D flexible computer chips. Besides computer chips, this technique could be used for solar cells, smart cards, RFID tags or active-matrix flat panel displays."
Istanbul: Alter Hafen öffnet Fenster in die Antike

24.Jul.2006 Rohstoffräuber: "Die werden immer dreister"
Südlibanon: Heftige Schlacht um Hisbollah- Dorf

ySachsen- Anhalt: Kampfhund tötet 92- Jährige
Nahost- Konflikt: Rice ruft zu Waffenstillstand auf
Libanon- Krieg: Weiterer Flüchtlingsstrom erreicht Zypern

24.Jul.2006 Arbeitsmarkt: Bundesagentur- Chef hält sechs Milliarden Überschuss für möglich
NPR Looks to Technological Singularity byScuttleMonkey 35 Rick Kleffel - NPR is featuring a piece with both Vernor Vinge and Cory Doctorow looking at the possibility of the "technological singularity" in the near future. Wikipedia defines a technological singularity as a "hypothetical "event horizon" in the predictability of human technological development. Past this event horizon, following the creation of strong artificial intelligence or the amplification of human intelligence, existing models of the future cease to give reliable or accurate answers. Futurists predict that after the Singularity, posthumans and/or strong AI will replace humans as the dominating force in science and technology, rendering human-specific social models obsolete."
23.Jul.2006 $3.01. byJudd Nationwide average for a gallon of regular gasoline, an all-time record.
23.Jul.2006 Broken Phoenix byKhaled Reason I’ve not been able to write anything these past days is because I’ve been feeling numb. Every time I sit down to type anything I feel ill and the words don’t go anywhere. I start thinking about the situation currently going on in Lebanon and I feel this sorrow and it ...
23.Jul.2006 China's rising storm toll raises coverup question - The death toll from a tropical storm that pummeled southern China rose to 530 on Sunday as the central government dispatched a team of investigators to assess the full scope of the disaster and to determine whether the local authorities had deliberately understated the number of dead.
23.Jul.2006 News Analysis: In Sudan and Congo, Rwanda's ugly legacy - The crisis in Darfur, long neglected, finally burst into the world's consciousness. Congo remains largely forgotten. It is hard to understand why. Four million people have died in Congo since 1998, half of them children under 5, according to the International Rescue Committee.
23.Jul.2006 Fight against world court takes toll in terror war - The Bush administration and Congress have slashed millions of dollars of military aid to African countries in recent years, moves that Pentagon officials and senior military commanders say have undermined U.S.
23.Jul.2006 NATO peace force acceptable to Israel - Israel said Sunday that it would accept a NATO-led international force to keep the peace along the border with Lebanon, as its warplanes heavily bombed the region. A Lebanese woman carrying her belongings from her destroyed apartment in southern Beirut on Sunday.
23.Jul.2006 Reassessing the Hariri assassination in the light of recent events -By xymphora
The Hariri assassination, immediately blamed on Syria (with no evidence other than the lies promoted by Mehlis), led directly to Syria being forced to withdraw its troops from Lebanon.  It is obvious that that step was a necessary precondition of Israeli involvement in Lebanon.

23.Jul.2006 Israel 'Breaking humanitarian law'-By Aljazeera- A senior United Nations official has accused Israel of breaking humanitarian law as he toured ruins in Beirut left by devastating Israeli air raids on residential areas. Continue
23.Jul.2006 Man-Machine Merger Arriving Sooner Than You Think The merging of man and machine has long been a vision explored in science fiction. But Rick Kleffel from member station KUSP reports that integration may arrive sooner then expected.
23.Jul.2006 Race-hate gang kills taxi driver An Asian taxi driver dies after being attacked by a white gang on the outskirts of Huddersfield.
23.Jul.2006 Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Runs Toy Car Seeing affordable hydrogen-powered cars spewing clean water from their tailpipes in the future, a Shanghai company starts small to introduce the idea to the public. Its toy car comes with a miniature, solar-powered fueling station.
23.Jul.2006 Don't Just Complain About the Corporate "Status Quo" Media, Support We are Accountable Only to You. The New Media is Here, But Can Only Thrive With Your Support. We Accept No Advertising.
Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring." The 40th Anniversary Edition of the Book that Began the Modern Environmental Movement. Get It From

24.Jul.2006 Bush's Economic War on the Working and Middle Class of America: "The federal government is moving to eliminate the jobs of nearly half of the lawyers at the Internal Revenue Service who audit tax returns of some of the wealthiest Americans, specifically those who are subject to gift and estate taxes when they transfer parts of their fortunes to their children and others." 7/24
Dispatch from the BuzzFlash Department of Reality: " The Bush administration and Congress have slashed millions of dollars of military aid to African nations in recent years, moves that Pentagon officials and senior military commanders say have undermined American efforts to combat terrorist threats in Africa and to counter expanding Chinese influence there." 7/24

24.Jul.2006 "THE BUSH administration's plan to bring democracy to the Middle East is now in ruins. In a nation where political responsibility still counted for something, the architects of that strategy would be forced to resign."
The Next Wars May be About Who Owns Water: "Water Wars." Read About It From
Bush's Privatized "Warriors," Blackwater: "Today's after-lunch lesson: How to break a man's arm with your bare hands." 7/24

23.Jul.2006 is Now One Way You Can See BuzzFlash Original Content All on One Site and Comment on It too! Thanks for Your Financial Support. It Makes Things Happen!
Dispatch from the BuzzFlash Department of Reality: Afghans despair over slow rebuilding pace 7/24

23.Jul.2006 Why are "Wedge Issues" Essential to Republican Rule? -- A BuzzFlash News Analysis
Bolten Defends Rove’s False Claims on Stem Cells: Karl ‘Knows A Lot of Stuff’ byJudd 
Rove recently told the Denver Post that “recent studies” show researchers “have far more promise from adult stem cells than from embryonic stem cells.”

The Chicago Tribune contacted top stem cell experts who all said Rove’s claim was inaccurate and the White House “could not provide the name of a stem cell researcher who shares Rove’s views on the superior promise of adult stem cells.”

Today on Meet the Press, Tim Russert gave White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten an opportunity to repudiate Rove’s claims. Bolten refused, saying Rove “knows a lot of stuff.” Bolten added, “there are alternatives ways to get to the promise of that embryonic stem cells have.” This view is not shared by stem cell researchers. Watch it:


RUSSERT: Is there any evidence that you are aware of or that the President is aware of that says adult stem cells show far more promise than embryonic.

BOLTEN: Adult stem cells have already demonstrated in the amelioration of disease.

RUSSERT: So you agree with Mr. Rove.

BOLTEN: Like I said, I’m not a scientist.

RUSSERT: I don’t think Karl Rove is either.

BOLTEN: Well, he knows a lot of stuff. The point here is that there are alternatives ways to get to the promise of that embryonic stem cells have. The president with his announcement this week on stem cell policy also announced we are going to put extra effort within our scientific community, at NIH, into pursuing stem cell research that does not involve the destruction of human embryos.
Astronomers Awaiting 1a Supernova byScuttleMonkey 25 Aryabhata -

BBC News is reporting that astronomers have sighted a star on the brink of a "1a" supernova. This opportunity presents the first chance astronomers have ever had to view a supernova of this magnitude up close. From the article: "They are so rare that the last one known in our galaxy was seen in 1572 by the great Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, who first coined the term nova, for "new star", not realizing he was in fact witnessing the violent end of an unknown star. It has long been believed that type 1a supernovae are the death throes of a white dwarf star. But all modern ones have been so distant that it has not been possible to see what had been there beforehand."
Krise in Nahost: Erneut Tote nach Luftangriffen
Nahost: Scharons Gesundheitszustand verschlechtert
23.Jul.2006 Even superpowers have to talk to bad guys,” byFaiz- writes former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin. “The absence of a diplomatic relationship with Iran and the deterioration of the one with Syria…leave the USA with fewer options and levers than might otherwise have been the case. … We will have to get over the notion that talking to bad guys somehow rewards them or is a sign of weakness. As a superpower, we ought to be able to communicate in a way that signals our strength and self-confidence.”
23.Jul.2006 Bolten Says Iraqi Speaker, Who Called U.S. ‘Butchers,’ Appreciates ‘the Sacrifice Americans Have Made’ byJudd 
Yesterday, the speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, said “We know there was a corrupt regime in Saddam, but a regime should be removed by surgery, not by butchering. The U.S. occupation is butcher’s work under the slogan of democracy and human rights and justice.”

Today on Meet the Press, White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten said he has been in meetings with al-Mashhadani and the speaker has an “appreciation for the sacrifice so many Americans have made.” Watch it:


RUSSERT: But it must be hard for people all across this country who have given almost 2600 American men and women their lives on the ground in Iraq and for the leader of the parliament to call us butchers.

BOLTEN: Yeah, I think that is hard. That’s not the rhetoric I think you will hear from Prime Minister Malaki when he comes to visit the President in a couple of days. I was with the President when he went to Baghdad last month and the meetings he had especially in private with Prime Minister Malaki were very encouraging. There was a strong sense throughout all of the people we met with, including, candidly, the Speaker, of appreciation for the sacrifice that so many Americans have made. And I think you will find Prime Minister Malaki expressing that sentiment very strongly when he is here in the USA.
Ariel Sharon's condition worsens The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon worsens, say doctors treating him.
23.Jul.2006 Family's relief at Lebanon escape A south Wales mother who escaped Lebanon with her three young daughters describes their terrifying ordeal.
23.Jul.2006 Only 5% Of Bloggers Are Journalists byScuttleMonkey 35 ObsessiveMathsFreak writes

"A recent study has concluded that only 5% of bloggers have news as their primary topic. The study was conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project + found that 37 percent of the surveyed blogs were reporting on their personal life, 11 percent on political matters, 7 percent on entertainment + 6 percent on sports. There's also plenty of extra data in the report itself. From the article: 'About 34 percent see their blogging as a form of journalism; 65 percent disagreed. Just over a third of the bloggers said they often conduct journalistically appropriate tasks such as verifying facts and linking to source material.'"
The Future of Computing byCmdrTaco 92

"Penn State computer science professor Max Fomitchev explains that computing has evolved in a spiral pattern from a centralized model to a distributed model that retains some aspects of centralized computing. Single-task PC operating systems (OSes) evolved into multitasking OSes to make the most of increasing CPU power + the introduction of the graphical user interface at the same time reduced CPU performance and fueled demands for even more efficiencies. "The role of CPU performance is definitely waning + if a radical new technology fails to materialize quickly we will be compelled to write more efficient code for power consumption costs and reasons," Fomitchev writes. Slow, bloated software entails higher costs in terms of both direct and indirect power consumption + the author reasons that code optimization will likely involve the replacement of blade server racks with microblade server racks where every microblade executes a dedicated task and thus eats up less power. The collective number of microblades should also far outnumber initial "macro" blades. Fully isolating software components should enhance the system's robustness thanks to the potential of real-time component hot-swap or upgrade and the total removal of software installation, implementation + patch conflicts. The likelihood of this happening is reliant on the factor of energy costs, which directly feeds into the factor of code optimization efficiency."
23.Jul.2006 In defense of the conspiratorial world view -by Jay Esbe -
OpEd News
...A lot of effort goes into "debunking" conspiracy theories + certainly there are many which are absurd + poorly defended. But the tendency to find conspiracies to explain events, is anything but rooted in ignorance.
One of the things which separates man from the rest of the Animal kingdom, is his intellectual capacity to recognize patterns. A human being sees a square peg and a square hole + knows they go together. A monkey presumably has trouble unless taught.
The tendency to skepticism is not always a sign of intelligence. Sometimes, when otherwise intelligent people dismiss the connection between a square peg and a square hole, it's because they've been conditioned to ignore it. I believe this is the case with much of the self-proclaimed intellectual elite's disdain for so-called "conspiracy theories"; people have to be taught, or otherwise pressured not to see the pattern...
...We use the concept of conspiracy every day in our legal system + there would be many thousands more criminals walking our streets were we not to recognize and include the concept of conspiracy in trials. Yet somehow, a vastly different standard has been applied to certain historic crimes over the decades when the public demands a logical explanation for the extraordinary events in question.
Current polls now show that a majority of Americans believe the government is not telling them the truth about 9-11. That fact now makes the majority of Americans "conspiracy theorists" regarding the issue. It is now a minority of the public who believes they were told the truth by the Bush appointed 9-11 Commission, but such is not the case among the so-called "mainstream media". It is nearly universally hostile to any question of a cover-up by the government. Those who need the world to make sense do not find the disparity between public opinion and the media elite's contempt for suspicion to be meaningless. They reasonably look for a vested conflict of interest on the part of the corporate media to explain why presumably intelligent professionals go soft in the head + they do not have to look far to find one; a media which sits in an unelected advisory capacity to the President of the USA through the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), innumerable "think tanks" funded by corporate interests all assuming a global model is "inevitable" + directly attached special interests which include the world's biggest defense contractors raking billions of dollars in for share holders as they pursue the war profits of 9-11. People who point out the obvious are not wearing tin foil hats, they're simply...pointing out the obvious ...
23.Jul.2006 Officials from Across the Political Spectrum Question 9/11

I made a chart summarizing the high level officials who have questioned 9/11 + showing -- in a graphic format -- that this is not a partisan issue.
I do not necessarily vouch for the credibility of all of these folks. You be the judge.

John Rendon Rendered Speechless - Not Buying War Lies in SF - Carol Brouillet
Excerpts from-
The Man Who Sold the War - Meet John Rendon, Bush's general in the propaganda war - By James Bamford, published in The Rolling Stone 11/17/05
In the first weeks following the September 11th attacks, Rendon operated at a frantic pitch... "We functioned [24] hours a day. We maintained situational awareness, in military terms, on all things related to terrorism. We were doing 195 newspapers and 43 countries in fourteen or fifteen languages."..
The Bush administration took everything Rendon had to offer. Between 2000 and 2004, Pentagon documents show, the Rendon Group received at least thirty-five contracts with the Defense Dept., worth a total of $50 mil to $100 million.

23.Jul.2006 Pakistan and 9/11

Jon Gold made a new flyer on Pakistan and 9/11:
1. The Pakistani ISI has been funded by the USA and Saudi Arabia for years.
2. Weeks before 9/11, Senator Bob Graham, Senator Porter Goss + Senator John Kyl fly to Pakistan.
3. Weeks before 9/11, Omar Sheikh, under the direction of Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad, wire transfers $100,000 to Mohammad Atta.
4. On the morning of 9/11, Senator Bob Graham, Senator Porter Goss + Senator John Kyl have breakfast in Washington D.C. with Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad, the head of the Pakistani ISI. The same man who ordered the wire transfer of $100,000 to Mohammad Atta.
7. Senator Bob Graham and Senator Porter Goss were in charge of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11.
14. When confronted about the $100,000 wire transfer, 9/11 Commissioner Thomas Kean denied any knowledge of the transfer, even though it was on the list of questions submitted by the 9/11 Family Steering Committee."
Hand 'em out!

23.Jul.2006 New Michel Chossudovsky Interview.

Joel Garduce has published a new interview with Michel Chossudovsky in Bulatlat, an alternative weekly online magazine based in the Philippines. Chossudovsky is one of the earliest and most vocal critics of the "official story" of 9/11 + has lectured and written exhaustively on the topic. Here is an excerpt from the interview;
JPG: Your research goes against the thesis of some thinkers like Noam Chomsky that 9/11 is principally a blowback operation. How would you look at these views?
MC: Those views are totally incorrect. The blowback assumes that the relationship between al-Qaeda and the U.S. government intelligence ceased in the wake of the Cold War. Because that's what they say.
They say we created al-Qaeda during the Soviet-Afghan war. We trained the mujahideen, we helped them in fighting the Soviet Union. And in the wake of the Cold War, al-Qaeda has gone against us. And that's what's called the blowback. Blowback is when an intelligence asset goes against its sponsors.
That viewpoint I say is incorrect because in the course of the 1990s there's ample evidence of links between al-Qaeda and the U.S. administration, during the Clinton administration as well as the Bush administration, leading up in fact to 2001. There's evidence of active collaboration between al-Qaeda paramilitary groups in the Balkans and senior U.S. military advisers.
I think that that view is mistaken, whether it emanates from the Left or from other quarters. It is totally mistaken and it is very misleading because it really provides legitimacy to the war on terrorism. It essentially says yes, the war on terrorism is a legitimate objective of U.S. foreign policy. And either they are mistaken or they are involved in media disinformation.

23.Jul.2006 Scholars' Press Release

Scholars For 9/11 Truth has a new press release about Kevin Barrett and Bill O'Reilly
"When public threats can be made to a citizen's life for expressing his opinions on a controversial topic and neither the government nor the media respond," he observed, "that is a sure sign we are living in a fascist state.
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"What's stunning is that this man, who knows nothing about the events of 9/11 apart from what the government has told him, nevertheless assumes unto himself the role of judge, jury + (it even appears) executioner!" Fetzer added. "This is a travesty, an astonishing violation of academic freedom, freedom of speech, the right of the people to be free from assault." Verbal threats, he observed, are assaults, especially when, as in this case, they endorse physical violence against a citizen.
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The melting point of steel is not Democrat or Republican and the hottest temperatures that jet-fuel-based fires can attain does not depend upon the identity of the President of the USA."

23.Jul.2006 New 9/11 feature film probes government's version of the Pentagon attack.
What really happened at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001? Did an American Airlines 757 dive into the five-sided building at the control of foreign terrorists as the government has relentlessly insisted, or did something else strike the building on that fateful day in America? This is what the new feature film, Severe Visibility, explores.
The film, written and directed by Paul Cross, examines the events of that day through the eyes of an Army Major, an employee at the Pentagon who was injured when the incident occurred but is confused by the official report which contradicts his eye witness recollection.
Kruter's self-questioning sanity is opposed by his sense of patriotism ultimately setting him on a collision course with his inescapable destiny.
Thanks to Cathy for sending this in
Also, still on the subject of the Pentagon, here are a couple of stories by Christopher Bollyn:
9/11 Pentagon Eyewitness Describes Having Seen Global Hawk
9/11 Eyewitness - FBI Destroyed Evidence at Pentagon
Also, Samuel D. Danner interview on Alex Jones:

23.Jul.2006 Killtown Analyzes Infamous 9/11 Photo From Shanksville

Val McClatchey Photo: More Smoking Guns, or Total Fraud? - Killtown
Valencia (Val) McClatchey, a real estate agent who lives almost 2 miles east from the Shanksville crash scene, is the person who took the famous photo of the mushroom cloud rising above a red barn that was supposedly from Flight 93 crashing down in Shanksville. Her photo, which she has called "End of Serenity," has been cheered by a lot of 9/11 researchers, including myself, who have argued that her photo proves that the crash of Flight 93 is fake because the smoke plume in her photo looks more like the plume coming from an ordnance blast because of its grey color rather than from a plane crash since smoke from jet fuel fires are almost black in color.
Now after nearly five years of speculating over this photo, evidence has been discovered that conclusively shows that the mushroom cloud in her photo did not come from a Boeing 757 crashing at Shanksville and not only that, but there is something else about this photo that makes it a 100% proof positive smoking gun photo!
However there is one slight problem, her photo may be a fake.
Go check out the entire article, send in some feedback to Killtown, post some comments here + if you track down any video or images (like
this) that might provide further context post that as well.

23.Jul.2006 Mike DeWine decided to try on the
"9/11 Halo" and it didn't work so well...
DeWine blunder adds fuel to controversial 11.Sep.2001 ad
The controversial video of the burning World Trade Center towers in a television campaign ad for Ohio Sen. Mike DeWine is doctored, U.S. News has learned. The television spot, which has been lambasted by critics as a political exploitation of the Sept. 11, attacks Democrat challenger Rep. Sherrod Brown for being weak on national security.
On the air in major Ohio markets since last Friday, the ad shows the towers, with the south building billowing smoke, which gradually drifts upward. In the video, the north tower, which was struck first on September 11, is undamaged.
"This particular image is impossible," says W. Gene Corley, a stuctural engineer who led FEMA's building performance study on the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. Corley reviewed the ad at for U.S. News. "The north tower was hit first [so] the south tower could not be burning without the North Tower burning." Corley also says, "the smoke is all wrong." The day of the attacks, the plumes of ash were drifting to the southeast. "The smoke on 9/11 was never in a halo like that," Corley says.
You can view the video on DeWine's
"Brown Votes" website. Gene Corley, of all people! You ever analyze any of those other videos, Gene?
Here is a 3mb .wmv of the commercial you can

23.Jul.2006 The 9/11 War Games has a brief new article about the "Military Exercises" that preceeded + took place on, 9/11. To give it some context, I'll post some links to some other, older articles, as well.
Exclusive Report: Did Military Exercises Facilitate the 9/11 Pentagon Attack? - July 2006
We can see that Pentagon training exercises prior to 9/11 routinely involved the simulated crashing of an aircraft into the building. But might another such exercise have been scheduled for the morning of 9/11? There are various pieces of evidence indicating this may have been the case. Although the existence of such an exercise has never been stated explicitly, this might be because the exercise was declared classified....
The War Games of September 11th - November 2005
In addition, a December 9, 2001 Toronto Star article reprinted here, stated that "Operation Northern Vigilance is called off. Any simulated information, what's known as an 'inject,' is purged from the screens". This indicates that there were false radar blips inserted onto air traffic controllers' screens as part of the war game exercises...
911 : The lost "terror drill"? - 2004/12/11
Why did an internal FAA memo claim, that at around 9:18 AM, two cockpit members had been stabbed and at around 9:20 AM, one of their passengers,
Daniel Lewin (Seat 9B), former member of Israel's elite anti-terror commando "Sayeret Matkal" had been shot? Was Lewin maybe involved in a passive observation or active participation of this drill?... The 9/11 War Games - Censored 2003
...Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-Altanta) attempted to bring some attention to the 9/11 war games during the House Hearing on FY06 Department of Defense Budget, on March 11th, 2005. She questioned Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Richard Myers about the four war games that took place on September 11th. Myers responded to the question with very ambiguous explanations. He claimed that war gaming was being held by several different departments and it was not NORADs overall responsibility to respond to the attacks, but the FAA’s. Nonetheless, he felt the gaming actually provided “an easy transition from an exercise into a real world situation” and contributed to a quick response. Myers failed to comment on McKinney’s question of who was actually in charge of managing the war games on 9/11 (Kane 3/1/2005)...

Aktion gegen "Land der Ideen" Imagekampagne byMike de Vries 
„Land der Ideen“ - Kampagne gestört. Pokalverleihung verhindert.
Am heutigen Sonntag sollte die Universität der Künste in Berlin (UdK) zum Ort der Ideen gekürt werden. Die Aktion „Orte der Ideen“ ist Teil der Kampagne „Deutschland – Land der Ideen“, eine von der Bundesregierung und dem BDI initiierte Imagekampagne, zur Verbesserung des Investitionsklimas und der nationalen Stimmung.

23.Jul.2006 New York: Zehntausende bleiben ohne Strom
23.Jul.2006 Gesundheitsreform: Böhmer hält nur Grundsicherung für bezahlbar
Palpalo - Kurden - Deutsch Kurdische Freundschaftsseite zur Verbesserung der Integration der Kurden - News ... Dr. Alexander von Paleske - Ein Blick auf das Spinnennetz von Privatarmeen, Waffenhändlern, Finanzakrobaten und ...

The news magazine Panorama yesterday headlined its account “The Roveraro Code”, saying the case involved “rivers of money, opaque interests and shady figures”.
The alleged ringleader of those arrested is Filippo Botteri, 43, described as a former financial consultant from Parma who allegedly had had business dealings with Signor Roveraro.

Some reports said Signor Roveraro was a “supernumerary” or member of Opus Dei. The organisation never confirms individual membership.

Police have made no linkage between his disappearance and Opus Dei.
Signor Roveraro, a former Italian Olympic pole-vaulter, had been questioned in an inquiry into the collapse and fraudulent bankruptcy of the food and dairy conglomerate Parmalat, which is based in Parma. 00.000.2003 Parmalat collapsed with €14 billion of debt — Europe’s largest corporate failure
A BANKER who had been questioned over a huge corporate scandal was found murdered yesterday, having apparently been kidnapped on his way home from a meeting of the Roman Catholic organisation Opus Dei.

The body of Gianmario Roveraro, 70, had been chopped into pieces and hidden in a hut beneath a motorway bridge about 18 miles (30km) from Parma.

The gruesome discovery made sensational headlines in Italy, by chance drawing together two enduring elements of national life: a mysterious financial scandal and the influence of the Church.

Police said that three men had been arrested and charged with Signor Roveraro’s kidnap and murder. But a bizarrely limited confession by the alleged ringleader opened the way for a flood of speculation

Once installed by the Supreme Court 00.000.2000, the Cheney-Rumsfeld team could finally "get back" at America. Permalink
Whistleblower thinks 9/11 inside job

The Pentagon insider who revealed the cynical lies behind the Vietnam War disaster has concluded that the Bush Administration probably orchestrated or at least allowed the horrific attacks against America on Sept. 11, 2001.

Daniel Ellsberg bravely leaked the "Pentagon Papers"

00.000.1971, which finally turned America against the bloody and amoral war. Now Ellsberg says Washington's despots likely committed the ultimate treason right here at home.

"Very serious questions have been raised, about how much they knew beforehand and how much involvement there may have been," Ellsberg said Tuesday on the GCN radio show. (Click here for mp3.)

"Is the administration capable -- humanly and physiologically -- of engineering such a provocation? Yes, I would say that. I worked for such an administration myself."

That was the Lyndon Johnson administration, Ellsberg said, which committed "manufactured provocation" to escalate the Vietnam War.

Ellsberg called for "a very comprehensive and hard hitting investigation of a kind that we've not seen, with subpoenas, general questioning of people + raising the release of a lot of documents."
23.Jul.2006 Silver Linings and a Cross of Gold 
Guess who's excited about World War III?
23.Jul.2006 Whistleblower thinks 9/11 inside job  Sploid's got it.
23.Jul.2006 Banker in food scandal is found dead after Opus Dei meeting  A BANKER who had been questioned over a huge corporate scandal was found murdered yesterday, having apparently been kidnapped on his way home from a meeting of the Roman Catholic organisation Opus Dei.
See also:
Banker linked to Parmalat scandal is found dead
"Found dead" is a euphemism for "chopped to pieces".

23.Jul.2006 1,500-year-old Byzantine port discovered  "This was the ancient harbor of Byzantium, the Theodosian harbor," Pulak said, pointing to the dusty site around him, which he said was probably an expansion of an earlier port known as Eleutherion.
He believes the ships were wiped out all at once in a giant storm. He said the wooden boats, all apparently destroyed around 1000, make up a sort of "missing link" in the history of shipbuilding because of the fusion of old and new techniques in a single boat.

23.Jul.2006 DIANA EXCLUSIVE: THE DRIVER'S LOST THREE HOURS  SCOTLAND Yard detectives investigating the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, are baffled over the disappearance of driver Henri Paul for three hours on the night of the Paris car crash.
23.Jul.2006 Fire and Sword Will Americans join Iraqis, Lebanese + Palestinians as neocon victims?- By Paul Craig Roberts
What explains the indifference of the Bush administration to the slaughter of civilians in Iraq, Lebanon + Gaza?
As of the morning of July 19, Israeli bombardments of Lebanese civilian residential districts and public infrastructure have murdered 300 Lebanese, wounded 1,000 + displaced 500,000. The Lebanese prime minister said that Israel's attack has caused "unimaginable losses" and that his government will seek compensation from Israel .

23.Jul.2006 23.Jul.2006 This is a must listen report: "The Plunder of Central Africa" :  Sudan is analyzed in the context of global investment capital, natural resource exploitation, "intervention" media war propaganda masquerading as humanitarian effort. The militarization of the region by the U.S. and other nations.

23.Jul.2006 Int'l Campaign Launched Against U.S. "Torture School" : Peace activists from the non-governmental School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) will tour Chile, Peru and Ecuador in August to persuade the governments of those countries not to send any more military personnel to the training centre in the U.S. state of Georgia.

23.Jul.2006 In case you missed it: Video: School of the Americas: School of Assassins: Representative Joseph Kennedy: If you look at the course ranges that are offered to these inividuals, they in fact are a dedicated way of teaching military leaders in foreign nations how to subvert their local communities.

23.Jul.2006 In case you missed it: Video: "I Was Tortured": Sister Ortiz relates her personal experiences and tell us that U.S. personnel were present in interrogation and torture rooms,” in Guatemala

00.000.1989 when she was kidnapped, taken to a secret prison and repeatedly raped and tortured by troops commanded by General Hector Gramajo (a CIA asset and graduate of the U.S. Army School of the Americas).

23.Jul.2006 Chris Floyd: Craven Image: The Senate Bows to Imperial Power : . Two weeks ago we wrote here that the "lockstep, lickspittle" U.S. Congress would scurry to give their approval to the dictatorial powers asserted by President George W. Bush after the Supreme Court struck down those claims in the Hamdan case earlier this month.

23.Jul.2006 Government, AT&T had sought to have spy case thrown out : A federal judge in San Francisco refused today to dismiss a privacy-rights group's lawsuit against AT&T for allegedly cooperating in illegal government electronic surveillance of U.S. citizens + flatly rejected the Bush administration's claims that such litigation threatens national security

23.Jul.2006 Greg Palast : Bush at the NAACP Convention: God lost this time. I counted: Bush mentioned God only six times in his speech to the NAACP today. The winner was ‘faith’ — which got seven mentions, though if you count “The Creator” as God, well, then the Lord tied it.

23.Jul.2006 Welcome to America: Feeding homeless outlawed : If someone looks like he could use a meal, be warned: Giving him a sandwich in a Las Vegas park could land you in jail.
Iraq becomes a nation of refugees: TENS OF thousands more Iraqis have fled their homes as sectarian violence looks ever more like civil war two months after a US-backed national unity government was formed, official data showed yesterday.

23.Jul.2006 Saddam blames Bush, pro-Israel lobby for war, urges Americans to 'save country': Saddam Hussein said in a letter released Friday that President Bush and pro-Israel groups lied to Americans to justify the Iraq war + he added that Iran “and its agents” helped facilitate the aggression.

23.Jul.2006 Paul Krugman: The Price of Fantasy : For years the self-proclaimed "war president" basked in the adulation of the crazies. Now they're accusing him of being a wimp. "We have been too weak," writes Mr. Kristol, "and have allowed ourselves to be perceived as weak."
No one will help me get them out ": Somewhere beneath the tangled mass of smashed concrete, steel rods, dust and the volcano-like crater left by an Israeli bomber lay the remains of Mrs Qudsi, her 30-year-old daughter-in-law and her three children aged from 4 to 11.

23.Jul.2006 "Only civilians lived here" : Rubble, smoke and tangled webs of dangling electrical cables now reside in an area that formerly housed over 500,000 Lebanese, the aftermath of Israeli air strikes that have ravaged Beirut's southern suburbs and show no sign of ending.

23.Jul.2006 Struggle to reach wounded: The woman was fortunate. She made it to the hospital. But out in the hinterlands between the Israeli border and the Litani river, the heart of the war zone where the bombardment is most relentless, witnesses say casualties are dying untreated.

23.Jul.2006 Thousands of Israeli troops invade S. Lebanon : Two Israeli soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in heavy clashes with Hezbollah just inside south Lebanon, close to Moshav Avivim, on Thursday afternoon.

23.Jul.2006 Lebanese army will fight any Israeli invasion: Defence minister: The increasing signs of a ground war comes as Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout Lebanon for the tenth successive day, bringing the Lebanese toll for the conflict to more than 340.

23.Jul.2006 'Lebanon war to go on until price too great' : - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said war against "Hezbollah guerrillas" in Lebanon would continue until it was not "worth the price", an Israeli newspaper reported on Friday.

23.Jul.2006 Let the slaughter continue : Israel angry, US wary as Annan peace plan calls for ceasefire : Kofi Annan, the UN secretary general, mapped out a peace plan for Lebanon yesterday that produced a lukewarm response from Washington and ill-concealed fury from Israeli diplomats.

23.Jul.2006 Britain and US defy demand for immediate ceasefire : Two countries, the US and Britain, defiantly refused to back the international clamour for an immediate ceasfire between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas. Their ambivalence about civilian deaths in Lebanon has given Israel a powerful signal that it can continue its attacks with impunity.

23.Jul.2006 Rafsanjani: Attacks against Lebanon, US-Israeli plan: Tehran's substitute Friday prayers leader Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said here Friday that the Zionist regime's savage attacks against Lebanon was a "US-Israeli perhaps British" plan.

23.Jul.2006 Tariq Ali: A protracted colonial war : With US support, Israel is hoping to isolate and topple Syria by holding sway over Lebanon

23.Jul.2006 Thousands of Lebanese refugees flee from south: - Thousands of Lebanese civilians fled north on Friday after Israel warned them to leave border villages and called up 3,000 army reserves in a possible prelude to a major ground offensive against Hizbollah guerrillas.

23.Jul.2006 Russian, German Intelligence Services to Rescue Kidnapped Israeli Solders: According to the DPA news agency, the German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) — in tandem with Russian intelligence — is seeking to activate long-standing links to both Hamas and Hezbollah, said the Berlin Zeitung newspaper quoting unnamed officials.

23.Jul.2006 Security men block big Cairo protest against Israel: Fights broke out at the gate of al-Azhar mosque in Cairo on Friday when plainclothes security men stopped demonstrators taking to the streets with a protest against Israeli attacks on Lebanese and Palestinians.

23.Jul.2006 Latin American demonstrators protest Israel offensive in Lebanon : Protesters burned an Israeli flag Thursday outside the country's embassy in Venezuela and demanded an end to Israel's military offensive in Lebanon, while crowds also took to the streets in Mexico and El Salvador to press for a halt to the fighting.

23.Jul.2006 Patrick J. Buchanan: No, this is not 'our war': The last superpower is impotent in this war because we have allowed Israel to dictate to whom we may and may not talk.

Thus, Bush winds up cussing in frustration in St. Petersburg that somebody should tell the Syrians to stop it. Why not pick up the phone, Mr. President?

23.Jul.2006 Ron Paul: The Israel Resolution: I follow a policy in foreign affairs called non-interventionism. I do not believe we are making the USA more secure when we involve ourselves in conflicts overseas. The Constitution really doesn't authorize us to be the policemen of the world, much less to favor one side over another in foreign conflicts.

23.Jul.2006 Lebanon crisis reveals an Anti-Jewish Israeli State: Members of the Israeli government including Prime Minister Olmert refer to themselves as Jews, who are champions of the Jewish State of Israel as Mr. Bush refers to himself as a "Christian" champion. However, the current crisis in Lebanon has nothing substantively to do with either Judaism or Christianity.

23.Jul.2006 14 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks: Israeli troops have killed at least 14 Palestinians and injured dozens of people, including an Aljazeera technician, in the occupied Palestinian territories.

23.Jul.2006 Israeli occupation forces kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza attack: A Hamas activist and three relatives were killed Friday in an explosion at his home in Gaza City, hospital officials said. Palestinians said the house was hit by an Israeli tank shell.

23.Jul.2006 Israeli occupation forces killed doctor in Nablus : Israel Defense Occupation Forces soldiers killed a Palestinian doctor as he tried to help wounded protesters in the West Bank on Friday, witnesses and medics said.
Betrayal of the Empire or Fealty to Humanity? By Jason Miller
Only in a world where the de facto ruler is a White male (with a red-neck mentality and an IQ well below triple digits) could Israel’s barbaric response to feeble Palestinian rocket attacks (that had registered zero fatalities) and to the capture of three of its soldiers (who were complicit in genocidal acts) be considered an act of “self defense”.

23.Jul.2006 Things Come ’Round in Mideas- By Tom Hayden

In this essay, veteran social activist Tom Hayden, drawing upon his

00.000.1980 -during the s- own rude political awakening to the realities of Israeli + Middle East politics warns that the Israel lobby in the U.S. aims to “roll back the clock” and “change the map” of the region +

that its neoconservative supporters will probably try to use the current Middle East crisis to ignite a larger war against Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria + Iran. Continue

23.Jul.2006 U.S. Is A Terrorist State Must Watch -Video Interview with Noam Chomsky Click here to view
23.Jul.2006 Collective Punishment Isn't Self-Defense By Ted Rall   Neither the USA nor Israel is equivalent to Nazi Germany, yet both countries have adopted a Nazi-like obsession with collective punishment. Continue
In Lebanon, the dead have to wait TYRE, Lebanon Carpenters are running out of wood for coffins. By Hassan M. Fattah - Bodies are stacked three or four high in a truck at the hospital morgue. The stench is spreading in the rubble. Continue

23.Jul.2006 This is not Dunkirk. This is Munich -By Robert Fisk: These great warships had been sent here by Western leaders (Jacques Chirac excepted) too craven, too gutless, too immoral, to utter a single word of compassion for Lebanon's suffering. Continue 

23.Jul.2006 Israel launches barbaric action against the people of Lebanon -By George Galloway
Imagine if Lebanon destroyed every bridge in Israel, blew up the international airport, blockaded the ports, severed every arterial road, ordered people to leave their homes and then bombed them to pieces when they did... Do you think any Western leader would utter the words “Lebanon has a right to defend itself”?

The dead are rotting in the rubble of smashed homes” -By Mike Whitney

23.Jul.2006 Lebanon 7-20-06: 300 dead, 20,000 wounded, 500,000 displaced by Israeli aggression;

vast swathes of the infrastructure in complete ruins; including airports, the highway grid, electrical power stations, sea-ports, factories, housing units and apartments + all major bridges and highways.

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Civil structure appears to have broken down almost completely. Ambulances have not been able to operate. Continue
Patrick Cockburn: America's domestic policy vs America's foreign policy : This week, George Bush used his presidential veto to block a bill on stem cell research, saying he couldn't support the 'taking of innocent human life'. In Iraq, six civilians are killed by a US air strike, while casualties in Lebanon and Israel mount. George Bush (and Tony Blair) oppose UN calls for an immediate ceasefire

23.Jul.2006 Exposed: The Carlyle Group : I defy you to watch this 48 minute documentary and not be outraged about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government.

23.Jul.2006 War is a racket!: US to sell arms worth over $ 6 bn to Saudi Arabia : The United States Defence Department has notified Congress of possible arms sales such as helicopters, radios + armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia worth over $ 6 billion.

23.Jul.2006 War is a racket!: Russia Signed USD 1 Bln Aircraft Contract With Venezuela: Russia has signed a contract on supplies of military planes and helicopters to Venezuela worth over USD1 billion, the defense minister said Friday.

23.Jul.2006 Venezuela seeks UN 'balance' : The US has promoted its ally Guatemala as a rival candidate to Venezuela for a seat on the council and Chavez has accused Washington of trying to persuade Latin American countries to vote against him.

23.Jul.2006 Stranger than fiction: U.S. officials condemn 'meddling' by third parties in Cuba : -U.S. officials on Friday condemned potential outside interference in Cuba's future by those who don't support democratic elections there--singling out Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as ``meddling'' in Cuban affairs.

23.Jul.2006 Agent Says Jose Padilla Not Warned Of His Rights: I Testimony from FBI agents in Miami revealed Tuesday that Miami terror suspect Jose Padilla was never told he had the right to walk out of his interview with agents, all while testifying that he was originally cooperative with them.

23.Jul.2006 Italian court demands CIA extraditions : An Italian court has requested the extradition of 26 CIA agents . The court in Milan, which is leading the investigation, sent an extradition request to the public prosecutor’s office which would then pass it to Justice Minister Clemente Mastella, the daily said. Mastella should then in turn send it to his US counterpart.

23.Jul.2006 Columbus exposed as iron-fisted tyrant who tortured his slaves : The man who discovered America for Europe routinely tortured slaves and starved his subjects in colonies on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.
23.Jul.2006 R
eaction: 'If Israel is behaving like a psychotic bullying child, Britain and the US are like its mad tattooed parents'

23.Jul.2006 Only 8 Democrats Had Courage to Vote Against Blank Check for Israel: Read the list and call them.

23.Jul.2006 Asia calls for Mideast intervention, mulls sending troops : Indonesia and Malaysia said they could send troops as part of a UN deployment to the Middle East as Asia showed mounting concern and urged the international community to intervene.
Rice sees bombs as "birth pangs " By Aljazera - Condoleezza Rice has described the plight of Lebanon as a part of the "birth pangs of a new Middle East" and said that Israel should ignore calls for a ceasefire . Continue

23.Jul.2006 U.S. Arming of Israel : How U.S. Weapons Manufacturers Profit From Middle East Conflict
Much has been made of the Syrian and Iranian origin of weaponry used by Hezbollah but there has been little discussion of where Israel's weapons come from. A new report by the World Policy Institute examines how the USA provides billions of dollars of military aid to Israel each year and how their current arsenal is composed of U.S. made equipment. This a must listen report .
Audio and transcript 

23.Jul.2006 Fury Grips Syria Over Lebanon Attacks -By Dahr Jamail
Anger is spilling over against the U.S. government - and its citizens. Ola Saleh, a 25-year-old civil rights volunteer from Latakia said: "In Syria people used to differentiate between the Bush regime and the American people. But now not only do Syrians not respect the Bush regime, they no longer respect the American people for allowing this to happen. "

23.Jul.2006 The Shame of Being an American -By Paul Craig Roberts
Does it make you a Proud American that "your" president gave Israel the green light to drop bombs on convoys of villagers fleeing from Israeli shelling, on residential neighborhoods in the capital of Beirut and throughout Lebanon, on hospitals, on power plants, on food production and storage, on ports, on civilian airports, on bridges, on roads, on every piece of infrastructure on which civilized life depends? Are you a Proud American? Or are you an Israeli puppet?

23.Jul.2006 Israel made war plans more than a year ago -By Matthew Kalman, Chronicle Foreign Service
Israel's military response by air, land and sea to what it considered a provocation last week by Hezbollah militants is unfolding according to a plan finalized more than a year ago.

23.Jul.2006 Once again, truth is the first casualty of war -The exchange rate for Lebanese vs Israeli deaths now stands at 10 to one - By Robert Fisk
As many lies are now falling upon Lebanon as bombs. The explosions are easy to count – three on the southern suburbs of Beirut yesterday morning and many on the main highway to Syria, destroying more of the great viaduct at Mdeirej along with three passengers buses which were returning to Lebanon after carrying foreigners to Damascus. The lies were less obvious but just as powerful.

23.Jul.2006 U.S. Butchers should Leave : Iraqi parliament speaker -By Aljazeera - US forces have committed butchery in Iraq and should leave, the speaker of the country's parliament has said. Continue

23.Jul.2006 Gloom descends on Iraqi leaders as civil war looms -By Mariam Karouny - Iraqi leaders have all but given up on holding the country together and, just two months after forming a national unity government, talk in private of "black days" of civil war ahead. Continue

Soldiers claim ordered to 'kill all military age males' -By Associated Press- Four U.S. soldiers accused of murdering suspected insurgents during a raid in Iraq said they were under orders to "kill all military age males," according to sworn statements obtained by The Associated Press. Continue

23.Jul.2006 In Case You Missed it Orwell Rolls in His Grave -This is a must watch documentary

"Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?..." Click here to view

23.Jul.2006 Lebanese Town Lays Its Loved Ones, Anonymous to Rest : The stench of death seeped into the warm seaside air as the dead were brought out. Children pinched their noses; the men's faces grew a little stonier. Men and boys jostled on the streets and hoisted themselves up hospital walls to better view the spectacle.

23.Jul.2006 While Lebanon burns - A message from Beirut : The death toll has surpassed the 400 figure with four times that number injured. Over half a million have been displaced, many of whom encountered horrific escapes from Israeli shelling. The human tragedy is mounting by the hour and its magnitude is lost on those who oppose a cease-fire, professing that Israel needs more time to finish the job.

23.Jul.2006 Juan Cole: Israel hits Christian Television in Christian North : Kills TV One: Note that in a national emergency when 500,000 persons have been rendered homeless and the number is growing, when there are hundreds of dead and thousands of wounded, national media such as television and radio are absolutely essential to relief efforts and to avoiding further mass casualties.

23.Jul.2006 Israeli Tanks, Troops Invade, Occupy Lebanese Town: In all, up to 2,000 Israeli troops entered the area Saturday, but some returned to Israel during the day.

No Israeli or Hezbollah casualties were immediately reported.

23.Jul.2006 Lebanon air strikes continue: Australian Video Report

23.Jul.2006 Lebanon: Relief agencies plead for access : They have warned of a humanitarian disaster unless their stockpiles of relief supplies are allowed through.
23.Jul.2006 Eager to help in the slaughter of Lebanese civilians U.S. Rushes Bombs to Israel -By DAVID S. CLOUD and HELENE COOPER
The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said. Its disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others because of the appearance that the USA is actively aiding the Israeli bombing campaign in a way that could be compared to Iran’s efforts to arm and resupply Hezbollah .
Continue  - Click here to view the results of Americas bombs

23.Jul.2006 Russia opposes key parts of Iran Security Council proposal : Unexpected Russian opposition to key wording of a U.S.-backed Security Council draft resolution is straining international unity on how to deal with Iran's nuclear defiance, U.N. diplomats said Saturday.

23.Jul.2006 White House Calls on Jewish Groups to Line Up Behind John Bolton : It's hard to imagine something more cynical than the White House exploiting Middle East convulsions -- in which many innocents on all sides are dying in real time -- to divide Americans at home in order to try and squeeze through the Senate confirmation of the pugnacious radicalizer and international de-stabilizer, John Bolton

23.Jul.2006 07/22/06 They put the 86 corpses into plain wood caskets. Many were just big enough to fit a small child -By Clancy Chassay in Tyre
In the driveway of Tyre's Government hospital yesterday the sour smell of rotting flesh mingled with spray paint as the chief coroner wrote the names of the dead on their coffins.

Iraqi detainees abuse widespread: Iraqi detainees were routinely subjected to beatings, sleep deprivation, stress positions and other forms of abuse by US interrogators, according to a Human Rights Watch report released on Sunday that offers first-hand accounts from three former soldiers.

23.Jul.2006 Senior officials believe U.S. will give Israel a week to complete military offensive in Lebano n : On the eve of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit to Jerusalem, senior officials believe Israel has an American nod to continue operations against Hezbollah Lebanon at least until next Sunday.

23.Jul.2006 Israel's military stunned by the failure of its air war : Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz and his advisers have been stunned by the failure of Israel's air war against Hizbullah, which has shrugged massive air bombings on its headquarters in Beirut to maintain the rocket war against the Jewish state.

23.Jul.2006 Britain criticises Israeli tactics : - Britain has dramatically broken ranks with George Bush over the Lebanon crisis, publicly criticising Israel's military tactics and urging the Americans to 'understand' the price being paid by ordinary Lebanese civilians.

23.Jul.2006 Controversy mounts over Israeli arms deal : As tensions in the Middle East rise, calls are mounting for Switzerland to stop its military collaboration with Israel and other countries in the region.

23.Jul.2006 Israel builds detention center for Lebanon captives : According to the exclusive report, Israeli troops has started constructing a temporary detention compound at a military base in northern Israel, which is to be used for holding hundreds of Lebanese detainees taken during the future operations in southern Lebanon.

23.Jul.2006 Anti-war Tel Aviv rally draws Jewish, Israeli Arab crowd : More than 2,500 people on Saturday attended a mass demonstration against the war in Lebanon, marching from Tel Aviv's Rabin Square to a rally at the Cinemateque plaza.
The End Is Near, but first, this commercial. -By William Blum
Israel has created its worst enemies -- they helped create Hamas as a counterweight to Fatah in Palestine + their occupation of Lebanon created Hezbollah. The current terrible bombings can be expected to keep the process going.

23.Jul.2006 Wild dogs are devouring the victims of Israel’s Bombing -By Mike Whitney
Make no mistake, the vast destruction of the once-bustling metropolis and the ocean of suffering caused by the unprovoked Israeli air-assault, is a joint-operation facilitated by the Washington warlords as much as anyone in Tel Aviv .

23.Jul.2006 A gripping diary of one week in the life and death of Beirut -By Robert Fisk
I watch Israel's consul general, Arye Mekel, telling the BBC that Israel is "doing the Lebanese a favour" by bombing Hizbollah, insisting that "most Lebanese appreciate what we are doing". So now I understand. The Lebanese must thank the Israelis for destroying their lives and infrastructure. They must be grateful for all the air strikes and the dead children .

23.Jul.2006 What is the REAL reason for the war on Lebanon? (UPDATE) Few Iraqis embraced the jihadis until the Americans stole Iraq's oil. Similarly, only 18% of the Lebanese supported Hezbollah before the current Israeli strikes. When the refugees return, we can expect every one of them to seethe with rage at Israel -- and at the USA, which has sped up Israel's supply of precision-guided weaponry.
Worse still: We have growing indications of
Israeli chemical warfare. Bachir Cham, a Belgian/Lebanese doctor who runs a hospital in Lebanon, offers this report: "The bodies don't look like they normally do. After an explosion there were no traces of blood loss or subcutaneous haemorrhages [bruises]," Cham said via mobile phone direct from Beirut.
"The hair and sometimes the beard and the moustache remained intact. I found no traces of the pressure wave by the explosion. The colour of the skin was black like a shoe, but the skin was not carbonised or burnt."

23.Jul.2006 Her voice narrates a powerful slide presentation here + the Hamilton Spectator publishes her story here:

When I arrived two months ago, the atmosphere was an instantly appealing mix of Mediterranean and Arab culture.

The depth and variety of history and culture was amazing, the food was great and cheap + the locals were the most welcoming people I've come across, opening their homes, their kitchens, even their weddings, to me...
The Lebanese are scared + sad + also overwhelmingly angry.

The majority of the Lebanese do not naturally support Hezbollah, but Israeli attacks are rallying support.

I am staying in a dorm at the American University of Beirut + even these least radical Lebanese were joyful when Hezbollah hit an Israeli warship.
I've volunteered in a public garden to which refugees from Beirut's southern suburbs have fled.

These families, among Beirut's poorest, have had their homes destroyed by Israeli bombing and have nowhere left to go.
Since schools and community centres are full, entire families have brought mattresses and bags of clothes to camp out in the garden.

There are no sanitation facilities and no shelter. Some families have been there for six days now.
23.Jul.2006 Fans of historical irony will find grim humor in the fact that the "Christians" of the American south have enabled Israeli attacks on Christians in Lebanon's north.

Indeed, the IDF targeted the media outlets of the very "Cedar Revolution" which the Bush administation had once supported.
23.Jul.2006 The Israelis are smart -- much smarter than their easily-gulled American supporters.

The Israelis know full well that this offensive will raise sympathy for Hezbollah from 18% to 100%. Why, then, the attack on Lebanon?

I doubt that the stated reasons are the real ones; indeed, I would not be surprised to learn that some Hezbollah attacks were provoked or staged. (Note the precedent.)
23.Jul.2006 The current Lebanese war is about water .
Few Americans understand this, because few Americans can imagine living in a region where the demand for water exceeds supply.

But this natural resource has long been at the real root of Israeli/Lebanese conflict.

As this report notes: Almost half of the water currently used in Israel is captured, diverted or preempted from its neighbors."

This is understandable, given water can be described as "Israel's vulnerable and fragile source of life. Moreover:
Today, 00.000.2006, Israel lives with increasing water shortages and a rapidly decreasing supply of fresh water.

The river Jordan may run dry within the next two years, because of the vast amount of water being drawn from the river by the people living in the area. (Emphasis added.)

From a brief - yet monumentally important -

00.000.2002 New York Times story:

Senior officials from the United States Embassy in Beirut met Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri to try to defuse a dispute with Israel over Lebanon's plans to use water both countries say they need.

Israel has said it takes a "grave view" of Lebanon's plan to pipe water to southern villages from the Wazzani Springs, three miles north of the Israeli border.

The springs feed the Hasbani River, a tributary of the Jordan River, which is a major source of Israel's fresh water.

Lebanon says that it is within its rights under international law and that it plans to open a pumping station soon.

Few in the West now recalls that

00.000.2002 Uri Saguy - head of the Israeli water suppply, as well as the former head of Israeli military intelligence - warned that "war or forceful confrontation" would result if Lebanon continued to access its own water. (This, despite the fact that the Lebanese had already allowed the bully to the south to install pumps at the Springs.) See also this story in the Christian Science Monitor.
Hariri is gone now + those southern villages have been reduced to rubble. When the current conflict ends, Israel will control the Wazzani Springs.
UPDATE: Quite independently, Jeff Wells over at
Rigorous Intuition came to much the same conclusion.

He quotes from a book called Watershed : The Role of Fresh Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (unread by me); apparently, the Litani has played a major role in Zionist strategic thinking well before Israel came to exist. We also learn that the Ogallala aquifer in the U.S. may be endangered + that none other than the Reverend Moon has been buying up territory surrounding South America's Guarani Aquifer.Water. It's the new oil. Permalink

Planer würde mehr Fragen aufwerfen als beantworten

Sehr viel gewagter und auch deutlich umstrittener ist der so genannte teleologische Ansatz. Die Idee scheint einem Science-Fiction-Roman zu entstammen:

Irgendwo, so die Vorstellung, gibt es einen kosmischen Ingenieur, der das Universum gezielt geplant und so entworfen hat, dass seine Bedingungen für das menschliche Leben optimal sind.

Dieser planende Konstrukteur könnte eine überirdische Macht im religiösen Sinn sein oder auch eine intelligente Lebensform außerhalb unseres Universums -

eine Idee, die selbst renommierte Kosmologen wie Edward Harrison von der Universität von Massachusetts vertreten, wie "Bild der Wissenschaft" berichtet.

Zwar ist es theoretisch denkbar, dass Universen gezielt geschaffen werden könnten.

Doch der teleologische Erklärungsansatz hat viele andere Schwächen.

So bleibt unter anderem die Frage offen, warum die intelligenten Außerirdischen extra für uns Menschen ein Universum entwerfen sollten.

Der wichtigste Einwand ist jedoch: Die teleologische Theorie erklärt nicht, sondern verschiebt einfach das eigentlich Problem.

Denn wenn die intelligenten Erbauer unser Universum maßgeschneidert haben - wie ist dann ihr eigenes, offensichtlich ja ebenfalls lebensfreundliches entstanden?

"Eine Änderung im Wert einer Konstante würde die Konsistenz der Theorie zerstören", erklärt der Physik-Nobelpreisträger Steven Weinberg das Prinzip.

"Die endgültige Theorie wäre wie ein Stück feines Porzellan, das man nicht verformen kann, ohne es zu zerbrechen."

Die Hoffnungen, eine solche Theorie zu finden, konzentrieren sich heute auf Ansätze wie die sogenannte Quantengravitation oder - bezeichnenderweise - die "Theorie von Allem".

Ähnliches gilt für die Anzahl der Raumdimensionen, die Verteilung von Materie und Antimaterie im Kosmos, für die Schwerkraft und sogar für das Alter des Universums.

Doch woher kommt diese unglaubliche, auf das Leben zugeschnittene Feinabstimmung? Kann sie zufällig entstanden sein?

Mit dieser Frage beschäftigen sich immer mehr Physiker und Kosmologen.

An einen Zufall wollen sie dabei nicht glauben - zumindest so lange nicht, bis alle anderen Erklärungsversuche gescheitert sind.

"Endgültige Theorie wie ein Stück feines Porzellan"
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