Wednesday, March 4, 2015

China owns around 1.3 trillion dollars of the United States’ debt, but recently Chinese nationals have been heavily investing in different sectors of US economy. So, how much of the US does China own?

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“China’s Vice President Xi Jinping has at least one good sales pitch to offer Americans during his five day stay; to rebuild old infrastructure
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A brief but important update

NKVD Officer

A brief but important update.

1. The withdrawal of forces has purely fictitious nature on the junta side. The enemy pulls back heavy weapons from the positions on camera and then returns them to the backup positions. The OSCE observers essentially serve as spectators who record the fake withdrawal even though no actual pull back of heavy weapons happens. In the coming days there will be a more detailed article with factual evidence on this topic. Besides the fake withdrawal of heavy weapons, additional redeployment of vehicles towards the front is noted. A multi-kilometer column of tanks passed through the Konstantinovka district towards Donetsk. About 30 tanks are being prepared for deployment at the front near Kurakhovo, personnel and materiel are accumulated in the area of Krasnogorovka, the reinforcement of the group of the enemy in the Volnovakha district continues, the appearance of "Buk" SAM complexes was noted to the south-west of Donetsk. Overall, the enemy is using the process of heavy weapons withdrawal to regroup its forces and accumulate the reserves for the possibility of resuming high-intensity military action. Naturally, this activity of the enemy is not a secret for the NAF military command.

2. The border of the RF with the DPR and the LPR remains open, as it was said before — our humanitarian personnel pass it quite easily. Cars with the wounded NAF fighters who are headed for treatment into Russia also pass. Meanwhile, the fight against "extraneous" cargo has intensified. So the talk of closing the border is not true. The control over the passing cargo became more stringent, this is certainly true, so in the observable future the humanitarian shipments may most likely require permits and strict observance of the demands of the RF law with respect to cargo transshipment through the border. The humanitarian free-for-all of the summer of 2014 is clearly ending and systemic regimentation awaits the processes of transshipping humanitarian cargo. Regarding volunteers, they continue to come and they are allowed to pass, but this is no longer a trip to "somewhere" but typically a trip to concrete units where people are put on the roster. Unlike in the LPR, in the DPR the armed units that are not included in the roster are banned, so situations where a volunteer could come into Donetsk and select a unit for himself to join will disappear completely in the medium term. In the LPR, due to more internal laxity, such situation will continue.

3. Mobilization measures associated with the accumulation of food activated on the south-east of Ukraine. The amount of bread made in bakeries of the south-east region increased significantly. Apparently, the enemy is accumulating food for the spring-summer campaign. Accumulation of the stocks of fuel and lubricants is performed in the area of Artyomovsk, Izyum, Volnovakha. Our sources point out certain problems due to the lack of fuel trucks and construction machinery. There are very few specialized vehicles of military type and a significant part of vehicles that were mobilized from the civilian economy was lost during prior engagements. Such materiel is abandoned first during retreat, so there is a serious lack of it starting from autumn.

4. In the coming months we may expect serious filtration with the goal of uncovering people who committed crimes and abused power in the interest of personal gain in security structures of the DPR in addition to the continuing fight against organized crime and various offenses committed by the military. There is understanding among the republican leadership that by condoning such facts, against which there are often complaints from the local residents, one may obtain genuine discontent in the end, which will be directed at the central authorities in addition to the local officials and security personnel. Overall, this will be another stage of the campaign of establishing order in the DPR, which continues since September and already allowed to significantly reduce the crime level, even though it still remains quite high. Elements of Makhnovism still occur, but now this is more of a fight against organized crime, which takes advantage of the weakness of the state.

Original article: (in Russian)

Shock Report: White House Immigration Details Leaked: Obama Policies Will Create A “Country Within A Country”

Posted March 4, 2015 1:39 pm by with 0 comments
The White House has finally unveiled it’s strategy with illegal immigration and according to well known radio host Mark Levin it is in its advanced stages after many years of scheming and implementation. In the following interview Levin is joined by Sue Payne, a radio host in Baltimore, Maryland, who happened to be invited to a series of conference calls with Obama administration officials.

What you are about to hear is shocking.

As noted by Sue Payne, the administration is, in effect, establishing a new country within the borders of the United States, something confirmed by a high level Obama administration operative on the conference call.

In reality what he did was sign a memorandum that created the Task Force on New Americans which is going to implement his amnesty mill for the 5 million illegals, which I believe is going to be more than that… and on these conference calls it became clear he was looking at 13 to 15 million to give protection and move them on to citizenship.

What became clear is that once these illegals come out of the shadows so to speak, their communities that they’re living in now are going to be re-designated as “receiving communities.” And what this task force is designed to do is to create a welcoming feeling among these receiving communities to bring in these immigrants…bring them out in the open… and the receiving communities will then morph into what was established as an emerging immigrant community.

To do that, what they said was that we need to start looking at the immigrant as a seedling and for the seedling to grow the seedling needs to be in fertile soil…

Eventually the seedlings will take over the host… and the immigrants will come out of the shadows… and what I got from the meetings is that they would be pushing the citizens into the shadows… they would be taking over the country… In fact, one of the members of the task force actually said that we would be developing a “country within a country.”

The White House spokesman said that immigrants need to be aware of the benefits that they are entitled to… which led to another comment saying that this group Obama’s going to give amnesty to would not be interested in assimilating… they would navigate but not assimilate.

There were also a couple of other things that were very disturbing… one was that as soon as this decision is pushed through these immigrants need to be treated as refugees… they need to be given cash… they need medical care… they need to use credit cards to pay for any documents that they need… And also, we need to convince state and local governments to cut these people no interest loans with tax payer dollars so they can then then pay for their papers… as if we were funding our own destruction here.
The Executive Orders signed by President Obama last year are now coming to fruition. Millions of people who have illegally entered the United States will be given amnesty. New immigrants will be sent to “receiving communities” as explained by Before It’s News:

The “new Americans” are considered “seedlings” by the White House and the “receiving communities” are the “fertile ground” to nurture them, according to comments made during the meetings.

At the meetings, it was said that “immigrants need to be aware of benefits they are entitled to”.

Obama’s plan is to treat the “new Americans” as refugees as soon as amnesty is pushed through. Refugees are given an allowance, housing, food, medical care, education, and an immediate pathway to citizenship.
And where will all the money come from to feed, house, educate and provide health care?

The answer is simple. It will come from you and if President Obama has his way it will be forced upon you without congressional approval, as highlighted by Infowars just two days ago:

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is “very interested” in the idea of raising taxes through unitlateral executive action.

“The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans,” Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action.

“Now I don’t want to leave you with the impression that there is some imminent announcement, there is not, at least that I know of,” Earnest continued. “But the president has asked his team to examine the array of executive authorities that are available to him to try to make progress on his goals. So I am not in a position to talk in any detail at this point, but the president is very interested in this avenue generally,” Earnest finished.

Via Townhall
The pieces of the puzzle have now revealed the bigger picture and the ultimate goals of the Obama administration.

Moreover, it is clear that President Obama has completely trashed the founding document of the United States. First by ignoring his Constitutional duty to enforce the laws of the land by securing our borders. And second, by mandating forced taxation through executive actions that will further impoverish an already struggling American citizenry.

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Date: March 4th, 2015

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'They looked like Isis': masked raid led to 'kidnapping' at Chicago police site

  • Men recall incommunicado detention in caged room ‘like a dog’ for hours
  • Nine victims have emerged from Homan Square despite police denials
‘I pretty much was kidnapped,’ John Vergara told the Guardian this week of his 2011 detention with four other men inside Homan Square.
‘I pretty much was kidnapped,’ John Vergara told the Guardian this week of his 2011 detention with four other men inside Homan Square. Photograph: Chandler West/Guardian
When the group of armed masked men burst into Eddie’s Sandwiches in Chicago, John Vergara initially thought he had walked into a stickup. Their guns were drawn, and they told everyone at Eddie’s that afternoon to put their hands on the counter.
Vergara, an art teacher who had stopped in for a coffee, remembered: “At first I thought it was a robbery. I didn’t know it was the police until the sergeant walked in.”
The cops had “machine guns – I mean, I’m talking about rifles,” recalled Jose Garcia, then a cook at Eddie’s. “They all had masks, all of them. They looked like Isis – put it that way.”
It was September 29 2011, and it was just the beginning of an ordeal Vergara and Garcia say led to police holding them – along with the sandwich-shop owner and two others – for eight or nine hours, without any public notice of their whereabouts, without a visit from their lawyers, or without even a phone call.
The group’s place of confinement was Homan Square, the police warehouse complex on Chicago’s west side that is at the center of controversy for its incommunicado detentions and interrogations without the benefit of lawyers. Some have likened the building to the domestic police equivalent of a CIA black site. Garcia, reflecting on his time chained up inside Homan Square, compares it to Guantánamo Bay. Vergara, who drew pictures of it, grew scared upon his return to the site with a Guardian photographer on Tuesday afternoon.
Homan drawing
John Vergara’s hand-drawn depiction of the room where he said has held ‘like a dog’ and where he told Chicago police: ‘I was like, “Dude, you don’t have to put me like I’m an animal.”’Illustration: courtesy of John Vergara
Though the masked police demanded confessions, Vergara and Garcia told the Guardian, everything changed that night in 2011 once Vergara dropped the name of a prominent Chicago civil-rights attorney. Only then, they said, did the police let all but one of the Homan five go – on the condition that Vergara promise not to tell the attorney anything about what happened.
“We’re in an abandoned building, we’re freaking out, we’re seeing these guys with masks coming in and out, and John is telling them they’re bogus, ‘You guys are doing this illegally,’ and this and this and this,” Garcia said. “Then they came back and all of a sudden they seemed scared.”
“I pretty much was kidnapped,” said Vergara – who, until a Guardian investigation exposed allegations of police misconduct at Homan Square, kept his word not to talk publicly about what happened to him. “I did not have any idea where I was. I didn’t even know about that building until that day.”
One week after the Homan Square revelations began, the Chicago police department continues to deny in unspecific statements that there is anything untoward about the facility, emphasizing its role hosting an evidence locker and special unit headquarters, while insisting the Guardian’s reporting is inaccurate and that Homan Square “is not a secret facility”. The department did not respond to detailed questions for this story, consistent with its approach to the Guardian’s investigations into Chicago police abuse published over the last two weeks.
But now the Guardian has interviewed nine people, seven of them Chicagoans, who have told notably consistent stories about police holding them in Homan Square for hours – and, in one case, days – without providing any way to notify their families or their lawyers as to where they are. Like Deandre Hutcherson in 2005, Vergara and Garcia went through hours locked incommunicado in the building, only to be set free without any charge.
Backed by attorneys and local activists, these citizens point to Homan Square as the latest example of Chicago policing tactics run amok – and of American police officers growing over-militarized and threatening to the very communities, particularly black and brown ones, they are supposed to protect.
Homan Garcia
Jose Garcia at his Chicago home on Tuesday. ‘It was like we were terrorists,’ he recalled of his treatment by police inside Homan Square.Photograph: Chandler West/Guardian

No ordinary cell: ‘We were cuffed to each other and to the bar’

Until he was taken to Homan Square, Vergara did not know about the compound – at least not under that name. Around the heavily Puerto Rican neighborhood of Humboldt Park, the facility – a few miles southwest from Eddie’s, at the intersection of South Homan Street and West Fillmore Avenue – is more often known as the Fillmore Building.
“Everybody’s got a nickname for it. I know it as the Fillmore Building,” Vergara said.
Vergara, now 42, didn’t expect to see it firsthand. He had just started a job teaching art at a nearby Boys & Girls Club, and stopped in at Eddie’s for a caffeine boost. As fate would have it, the police were also interested in the shop’s owner, Eddie Calderon – not that anyone at Eddie’s knew why.
Garcia, now 45, was one of Calderon’s cooks, and had a hard time believing his employer was involved in anything illegal.
“This guy’s never been in trouble, and the next thing you know, they come out with drugs [charges]. We’re like: ‘What?’” Garcia said.
Eddie Calderon, the owner of Eddie’s Sandwiches, declined to comment to the Guardian.
Vergara and Garcia said that officers initially swooped up the two of them, Calderon and three others in a paddy wagon: one member of the group, a cook, the cops apparently let go; the others they took to Homan Square. Both Vergara and Garcia said police officers never read them their rights, meant to protect against self-implication and protected by the US constitution.
Unlike the seven other people held at Homan Square interviewed by the Guardian, Garcia and Vergara said all five of them were held in the same room. It was no ordinary cell: three sides of it were concrete and the fourth, containing a door, was metal-link fencing – reminiscent of the “cages” described by Homan Square arrestees Brock Terry and David Smith, as well as former police superintendent Richard Brzeczek. Vergara, the artist, later drew pictures of the room.
Homan drawing
Vergara drew pictures of the room he was held in.Illustration: courtesy of John Vergara
The cage-like area had neither a toilet nor a sink, only a bench with a metal bar behind it. Officers cuffed Vergara – “like a dog,” he said – by one wrist to the bar and by the other to an elderly customer who, he remembered, was wearing a hospital bracelet.
“We were cuffed to each other and to the bar,” Garcia said. “They thought I was a threat because of my size. I was like, ‘Dude, you don’t have to put me like I’m an animal.’”
Like the other seven people whose stories from inside Homan Square have been detailed in the Guardian, Vergara and Garcia said they were not booked, not charged there and not given a phone call. Vergara said he was denied when he asked for an attorney. Both men said police did not inform them why they would be in Homan Square for what they both estimated was the next eight to nine hours.
Instead, officers told the five, Vergara remembered: “If you guys don’t fess up, we’re gonna put all of this on you, we’re gonna split this up that we found, and we’re gonna put each and every one of you with a piece of this if you guys don’t talk.”

The deal and the police report: ‘Eight, nine hours my family doesn’t know where I’m at’

Hours into their confinement, Vergara said, he thought of something: he mentioned that he wanted to speak to Blake Horwitz, a well-known civil rights attorney who has pursued cases against Chicago police.
“When I mentioned his name, the whole game changed,” Vergara said.
“Humboldt Park, everybody could be a paralegal there. That’s how much they fuck with you, the police. We know the ins and outs,” Garcia.
He continued: “They probably thought we was some dumbass Ricans or whatever, we don’t know shit. So when we start spitting out some of this paralegal stuff we know – oh, shit, damn.”
The duo remember a bare-faced and seemingly middle-aged sergeant saying he wanted to work out a deal: “’You don’t say nothing and we’ll leave it at that.’ And I’m like, well, no – if I don’t say nothing, that means you guys uncuff us, take us back to the restaurant, and I won’t say nothing to the attorney,” Vergara said.
“I said, ‘John, look, bro, just tell them anything so we can get the fuck out of here,’” Garcia said.
The deal was struck. “About an hour later, he came back and they uncuffed us all,” Vergara said. Police drove them back to Eddie’s Sandwiches – all, that is, except Calderon, who was taken to Central Male Lockup on 26th Street and California Avenue and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Calderon would later accept a plea deal and serve probation. Vergara, Garcia and the other two went free.
Chicago’s police insist in their statements that full documentation exists for people detained at Homan Square: “There are always records of anyone who is arrested by CPD, and this is no different at Homan Square,” the department said in a “factsheet” distributed Sunday. But the police report of Calderon’s arrest appears to leave out their time at the warehouse.
Phillip Oliver, an attorney for Calderon, described Calderon’s official arrest report to the Guardian. It reads in part: “The arrestee as well as all the above noted subjects were taken to Unit 189 for further investigation. All the other subjects were name-checked and released.” According to a Chicago police directive, Unit 189 is Narcotics.
Asked if the report specified either the Homan Square facility or how long the men were detained there, Oliver replied: “No.”
Before driving Vergara, Garcia and the two other customers back to Eddie’s Sandwiches, police apologized to them.
“They pretty much, after all that, all the aggression – we’re gonna do this, we’re gonna do that – then it became, ‘Oh, it’s probably a misunderstanding.’ Well, wait a minute: eight, nine hours my family doesn’t know where I’m at. You guys kidnapped us,” Vergara said.
Chicago protest
Protesters outside Daley plaza in Chicago on Monday night. ‘You can no longer sit on the sidelines and say these atrocities didn’t happen on my watch,’ demonstrator Darrell Cannon told the crowd.Photograph: Zach Stafford/Guardian

Police denials and political protest: ‘Not much happens in Chicago without making the mayor move’

Vergara ultimately quit his job at the Boys & Girls Club a few weeks later. It felt awkward, he said, after one of his students and another employee had seen police marching them out the back of the restaurant. Vergara didn’t want to tempt fate – or any police who might grow concerned he hadn’t kept his bargain.
“Vergara has shown the public that the Chicago police department can kidnap and secretly interrogate people for having done nothing more than get a cup of coffee at the wrong restaurant at the wrong time,” said local attorney Billy Joe Mills.
Horwitz did not want to comment beyond saying that he had indeed not heard of the incident. But he added that he did not find the police’s willingness to free a man in exchange for his silence surprising.
“That kind of stuff is not uncommon,” Horwitz said. “I would say in some venues, it’s just the way things are done. I’ve seen so much, you have no idea. So honestly, I don’t get disturbed by these things anymore. I’ve seen torture, I’ve seen death.”
Chicago police and politicians, like Mayor Rahm Emanuel, continue to deny accounts like those from nine first-hand descriptions of people detained at Homan Square. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the candidate who forced Emanuel into an April runoff election last week, has yet to address them.
“You’re going to have to deal with this,” Darrell Cannon, a man who identifies as a survivor of torture under the notorious Chicago police commander Jon Burge, said at a demonstration on Monday night, pointing to Emanuel’s office at Chicago city hall.
The protest, dubbed ‘Reparations Not Black Sites: Rally for the Run Off’, represented the latest effort from activists pushing Emanuel and the city to take up an ordinance that would include further payments to victims under Burge as well as a formal apology from the city, community centers and a requirement for Chicago public schools to teach the history of police abuse in the city.

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“Not much happens in Chicago without making the mayor move,” said Kelly Hayes, an organizer of the event.
Page May, a co-organizer of the event and of We Charge Genocide, which recently presented a report on Chicago police abuse to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, said: “People have been talking about this facility and people weren’t paying attention – the police have historically done exactlythis.”
The Guardian’s Homan Square exposé emerged from its February investigation of Richard Zuley, the Chicago police detective turned Guantánamo Bay torturer. While there is no evidence Zuley was involved with Homan Square, when Jose Garcia saw an MSNBC segment on Zuley, he immediately drew a parallel to his own experience.
“I seen that, and I’m saying to myself, Chicago police officer? Wait a minute, those sons of bitches – that’s how they did us,” Garcia said. “I said to myself, that’s how those fuckers did us, that same shit, that Guantánamo Bay shit.”
Garcia continued: “It was like we were terrorists

NOTE:  Source The Guardian.  Have you seen this on US MSM?

Obama-Netanyahu “Fallout” is Theater – Planned in 2009

US and Israel attempting to establish feigned "diplomatic row" to justify "unilateral" Israeli attack on Iran
Obama-Netanyahu "Fallout" is Theater - Planned in 2009
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by Tony Cartalucci | Land Destroyer | March 4, 2015

In a 2009 US policy paper published by the corporate-financier funded Brookings Institution, it was made clear that the US was determined to provoke Iran into a conflict and effect regime change at any cost – up to and including an outright military invasion and occupation of Iran with US troops.
However, before it came to that, the Brookings Institution’s policymakers explored other options including fomenting US-backed political unrest coupled with covert, violent force, the use of US State Department listed foreign terrorist organizations to carry out assassinations and attacks within Iran, and limited airstrikes carried out by either the US or Israel, or both.
In retropspect, 6 years on, all of these tricks have not only been attempted to one degree or another in Iran, but have been demonstrably employed in neighboring Syria to diminish its strength – which according to Brookings – is a necessary prerequisite before waging war on Iran.
And of particular interest – considering what appears to be a growing diplomatic row between the United States and Israel – is just how precisely the US planned to covertly back what would be made to appear as a “unilateral” Israeli first strike on Iran – an attack that appears to be in the process of being justified through a carefully orchestrated propaganda campaign now unfolding.From the Mouths of US Policymakers Themselves The Brookings Institution’s 2009 policy paper titled, “Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran,” makes clear that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program is merely theater, and that it will be used to give the world the impression that the United States explored all possible “peaceful” options before resorting to violent regime change. The report states specifically that:
…any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context— both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however, grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer—one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down. Under those circumstances, the United States (or Israel) could portray its operations as taken in sorrow, not anger, and at least some in the international community would conclude that the Iranians “brought it on themselves” by refusing a very good deal.
Of course, Iran – as admitted to by Brookings themselves – is not governed by irrational leadership, and would not turn down a genuinely “superb offer.” The Brookings Institution admits openly that the US pursues a dual track foreign policy – one for public consumption (making “superb offers”) and another aimed at ensuring Iran looks as unreasonable as possible.At one point in the policy paper, Brookings would state:
The truth is that these all would be challenging cases to make. For that reason, it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it. (One method that would have some possibility of success would be to ratchet up covert regime change efforts in the hope that Tehran would retaliate overtly, or even semi-overtly, which could then be portrayed as an unprovoked act of Iranian aggression.)
Here, Brookings policymakers openly conspire to undermine global peace by “goading” another nation into a war it neither wants nor will benefit from. Provoking a nation that poses no threat to the national security of the United States is a clear violation of international law – with the Brookings paper serving as a literal signed confession.Yet despite this open admission, conspiring against world peace, what is of more interest is the United States’ plans to disavow any responsibility for an attack it would use its regional proxy, Israel, to carry out in its place. It states specifically under a chapter titled, “Allowing or Encouraging an Israeli Military Strike,” that:
…the most salient advantage this option has over that of an American air campaign is the possibility that Israel alone would be blamed for the attack. If this proves true, then the United States might not have to deal with Iranian retaliation or the diplomatic backlash that would accompany an American military operation against Iran. It could allow Washington to have its cake (delay Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon) and eat it, too (avoid undermining many other U.S. regional diplomatic initiatives).
To no one’s surprise the British Daily Mail now reports in an article titled, “President Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets if they attacked Iranian nuclear facilities last year, claim sources,” that:
President Obama is alleged to have stopped an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets, according to reports to emerge from the Middle East at the weekend
The threat from the U.S. forced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to abort a planned attack on Iraq, reported Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.
Netanyahu will be in Washington for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama’s cherished bid for a diplomatic deal with Tehran.
Here, the Daily Mail repeats a growing narrative that dovetails neatly into long-standing US foreign policy described by the Brookings Institution’s report in 2009 – down to the letter. In fact, the prospect of “shooting down” Israeli planes was discussed as one of many props used in this geopolitical theater.The US, as prescribed by Brookings, is portrayed as desperately trying to hammer out an almost unreasonably accommodation with Iran, while “mad dog” Israel seeks to unilaterally attack Iran – thus giving the US the plausible deniability it openly claimed it would disingenuously attempt to create ahead of any Israeli attack on Iran. It should be noted that the summation of Israel’s military might is a result long, extensive, and continuous US military support meaning that Israeli military operation is even possible without it.Also of interest is Israel’s habitual, belligerent, serial acts of inhumanity against both its own people and the Palestinians whose land Tel Aviv has seized and continues to occupy. The nature of these acts is not one of self-preservation, but of intentional provocation – creating predictable political divides across the West easily manipulated particularly at times like these where a “regrettable” attack made upon Iran, a nation the West has thus far failed to topple with terrorism, US-backed sedition, sanctions, and covert provocations, is now in the cards.It is also clear that the 2009 “Which Path to Persia?” policy paper still represents a vivid window into a much deeper and well-entrenched doctrine still to this day being used to reorder the Middle East into alignment with Western special interests. It is a signed confession of a now evident conspiracy against global peace and stability. It should be read, in full, before the United Nations Security Council before those who wrote it and the corporate-financier interests who sponsored it are brought to international justice.Anything less proves that the United States and its regional proxies, not Iran, are the rogue states, working against global peace and stability, with many standing examples already of their atrocities on display, and more – apparently – still to come.

Great Lakes ice cover over 88%, more than last year

Winter with record snowfall and near-record frigid temperatures.
Great Lakes ice cover over 88%, more than last year
Image Credits: NASA
by Keith Matheny | Detroit Free Press | March 3, 2015

How rough a winter has it been on the Great Lakes? Ask the crew of the freighter Arthur M. Anderson — whenever they make it back to port.
The 767-foot bulk carrier, due in port a week ago, was only just west of St. Ignace in northern Lake Michigan as of Monday afternoon, making its way to its winter layover port in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The Anderson — famously the last ship to receive communication from the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald before it sank during an intense storm on Lake Superior in November 1975, killing all 29 crew members — was stuck in ice west of the Mackinac Bridge all day Sunday. A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker had to free it, the reported.
That’s after the Anderson spent more than two weeks battling through ice in southern Lake Erie, for a trip from Conneaut, Ohio, to Gary, Ind., that typically takes two days. The freighter became frozen in place off Conneaut on Feb. 19, in deep, pressure-ridged lake ice stacked upon itself by winds. A U.S. Coast Guard cutter escorting the ship couldn’t break it out, and two additional cutters from the Canadian Coast Guard were sent to assist. The Anderson sat locked in ice for two days before being freed.
It’s the second straight tough winter for Great Lakes shipping, and the lakes altogether were 88.3% ice-covered as of Sunday — more than the 86% ice cover on the lakes on March 1, 2014, amid a winter with record snowfall and near-record frigid temperatures.
“Last winter, we had a little bit of a warm-up near the end of February, before we got another cold blast. This winter, we’ve had consistently cold temperatures,” said George Leshkevich, a physical scientist with the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor.
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March 3, 2015

Charlotte Observer Reports on Child Crippled by Vaccines and Awarded $2 Million in Damages

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Angelica Black with her mother. Photo from Charlotte Observer YouTube video.
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The Charlotte Observer has done something that is quite rare: they have reported the truth about a child who received the recommended childhood vaccines, and then became brain damaged. The family was awarded a $2 million settlement in vaccine court, which the Charlotte Observer also reported.
Will this story remain on the Internet, or will it face the same fate as a recent Toronto Star investigative report about girls damaged by the Gardasil vaccine? The Star editors bowed to pro-Pharma censorship pressure, and removed the story from their website. It is currently still available (for now) on the Internet Archive website here.

Former Mooresville child compensated by federal ‘vaccine court’

As they started their family, Mooresville residents Theresa and Lucas Black dutifully got their children immunized, never doubting their doctor’s word that vaccines are safe and necessary. But their faith in those promises was shaken in 2001, when their 3-month-old daughter, Angelica, developed life-threatening seizures and brain damage just three days after getting several vaccinations. The child’s Charlotte neurologist diagnosed her with vaccine-related encephalopathy, or brain injury. And in 2006, the little-known federal “vaccine court” agreed, awarding Angelica nearly $2 million plus about $250,000 a year for medical expenses for the rest of her life.
Despite the ruling that vaccines caused her daughter’s brain damage, Theresa Black said she has felt bullied in recent weeks by reaction to the California measles outbreak that has spread to 16 other states. Health officials have stressed repeatedly that vaccines are safe, and some people have suggested that parents who choose not to get their children vaccinated are selfish and willfully endangering the lives of others.
“There’s people out there calling for us to get jailed,” Black said. “I am not a freak. I am not trying to endanger anyone’s child. … I actually think vaccinating is a good thing. My problem is I don’t think they are as safe as they could be. … There are bad things that happen.”
Renee Gentry, the Virginia lawyer who represented the Blacks before the vaccine court, said she too has been bothered by some reaction to the measles outbreak.
“People are saying there’s absolutely no evidence that vaccines cause brain injury, and we’re sitting here with all these cases.”
While dealing with Angelica’s health problems, Theresa Black continued to get her children vaccinated. Over the next three years, four of the other children were diagnosed with medical and developmental conditions, including two with disorders on the autism spectrum. By that time, Theresa Black said her “very pro-vaccination doctors” agreed with her decision to stop having her children vaccinated.
Over the years, Theresa Black said she’s met doctors who “didn’t know there was a vaccine compensation program” and are not trained to recognize symptoms of vaccine injury. “If they really knew how to truly monitor the side effects, they might see that they’re not quite as safe as they’re saying. Maybe a subset of people shouldn’t have them?”

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The author of this story, Karen Garloch, also published an editorial on the subject of vaccines, apparently after reporting on the Black family for the story above. While stating the industry standard message that “Vaccines are safe,” which she was probably required to say to get the story published, she went on to state that vaccine injuries are very real, and easily verified by damages awarded in the vaccine court. And yet, since the Disney measles outbreak, she states:
“Since January, I’ve heard little about this vaccine court in news accounts.”
“It is sad that we are in a state of mind in this country that if we don’t go with mainstream notions of vaccination that we are vilified even if we aren’t really anti-vaccine,” said Dr. Cammy Benton, a Stanley family doctor.
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NOTE:  Source Health Impact News.  With this still people will not stop believing the lies that vaccines are GOOD FOR YOU.