Saturday, May 09, 2009
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Leaked 1955 Bilderberg Docs Outline Plan For Single European Currency
Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Friday, May 8, 2009
Leaked documents from the 1955 Bilderberg Group conference held in Germany discuss the agenda to create a European Union and a single EU currency, decades before they were introduced, disproving once again debunkers who claim that Bilderberg has no influence over world events.The full document can be read by clicking the above image (the password is dynbase).Leaked papers from the meeting which took place from September 23-25 1955 at the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany, were released by the Wikileaks website yesterday.As we first reported in 2003, a BBC investigative team were allowed to access Bilderberg files which confirmed that the EU and the Euro were the brainchild of Bilderberg. They were probably reading from the same documents that were released by Wikileaks.It was only last month that Belgian viscount and current Bilderberg-chairman Étienne Davignon bragged that Bilderberg helped create the Euro by first introducing the policy agenda for a single currency in the early 1990’s.However, the documents show that the agenda to create a European common market and a single currency go back decades earlier.The summary report of the 1955 meeting talks of the Pressing need to bring the German people, together with the other peoples of Europe, into a common market.The document also outlines the plan, To arrive in the shortest possible time at the highest degree of integration, beginning with a common European market.Just two years later, in 1957, the first incarnation of the European Economic Community (EEC) was born, which comprised of a single market between Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The EEC gradually enlarged over the next few decades until it became the European Community, one of the three pillars of the European Union, which was officially created in 1993.The 1955 Bilderberg summary outlines a consensus that, It might be better to proceed through the development of a common market by treaty rather than by the creation of new high authorities.The EEC was duly created via the Treaty of Rome, which was signed on 25 March 1957.
The same process is still being followed to this day with the Lisbon Treaty, which hands over vast swathes of national sovereignty to the EU by means of the consent of Presidents and Prime Ministers of European countries, rather than by the arbitrary creation of new authorities, a method that would more obviously lay bare the fact that the creation of a federal EU superstate is totalitarian by its very nature.Even so, debunkers will probably still try and claim that the idea of a common European market was floating around in the early 1950’s and that Bilderberg were merely debating contemporary political ideas.However, the same cannot be said for the single European currency, which wasn’t even introduced in the form of notes and coins until January 2002, having been first codified in the 1992 Maastricht Treaty. The documents prove that Bilderberg members were pushing for its introduction nearly 40 years earlier.A European speaker expressed concern about the need to achieve a common currency, and indicated that in his view this necessarily implied the creation of a central political authority,states the summary document.True to form, the single European currency, the Euro, was not introduced until after the creation of a central political authority - the EU itself.The document also stresses,The necessity to bring the German people into a common European market as quickly as possible,adding that the future was in danger without a United Europe.We also learn that, A United States participant confirmed that the United States had not weakened in its enthusiastic support for the idea of integration, although there was considerable diffidence in America as to how this enthusiasm should be manifested. Another United States participant urged his European friends to go ahead with the unification of Europe with less emphasis on ideological considerations and, above all, to be practical and work fast.Despite the plethora of manifestly provable examples of where Bilderberg’s agenda has later played out in actual policies and geopolitical developments on the world stage, establishment media debunkers still scoff and sneer at independent researchers who dare claim that 150 of the world’s most influential powerbrokers meeting in secret to discuss the future of the planet might equate to something more than an informal talking shop, calling such assertions conspiracy theories.Indeed, the sheer stupidity of debunkers to suggest that an event that attracts the titans of government, industry, banking, business and academia, at which the most pressing global issues of the day are vigorously discussed under the cloak of a mutually agreed media blackout, has no bearing on future world events, is the most laughable conspiracy theory ever uttered.Bilderberg’s 2009 agenda has already been leaked before their May 14-17 meeting in Vouliagmeni, Greece. According to investigative journalist Daniel Estulin, one of Bilderberg’s aims is to smear anti-Lisbon Treaty activists and politicians by planting derogatory stories in the media, enabling them to silence opposition to an EU federal superstate that Bilderberg has been carefully cultivating since their very first meetings in the 1950’s - a fact, not a conspiracy theory, proven by Bilderberg’s own internal documents.
The UN, Eugenics and the Mass Media
Jurriaan Maessen Infowars May 8, 2009
A March 2009 policy brief by the United Nations Population Division reveals that the long-term plan for worldwide population reduction is not going fast enough, not by a long shot. Under the desperate headline What would it take to accelerate fertility decline in the least developed countries? the policy brief gives an overview of the progress made by developing countries in regards to the globalists set goal of reducing population and proposes several ways of speeding up the death. Richly draped with graphic illustrations on the state of global population and the progress made by the UN to bring back fertility to acceptable levels, the policy brief advises an increased effort on the part of governments to commit to a strict family planning- policy and other measures designed to bring a halt to life.In New York in December 1994, the United Nations’ participants came up with some practical solutions to the population problem — one of which is the integration of population issues with matters of environment and human development.The persistence of high fertility in the majority of the least developed countries and the slow fertility reductions observed among them are associated with high levels of unmet need for family planning.(…) The reduction of fertility could be accelerated if effective measures were taken to satisfy the existing unmet need for family planning.After these recommendations, the authors plunge into a long, wailing lament about the slow progress of the desired reducing of the population. They also point the finger to a lack of commitment of the governments concerned and, as expected, the need for a global intervention in order to avoid certain destruction.
This recent policy brief was just one update out of many in regards to the long-term plan by the elite to significantly bring down the numbers of the existing earth population. From the moment the Rockefeller funded family planning-machine was widely kicked off in the 1960s and 70s, numerous meetings have been held in the last couple of decades where various strategies were discussed to implement population-reduction on as large a scale as possible. The strategies in question were especially directed towards the third world as the globalists had virtual carte blanche in the impoverished developing countries. The famous 1994 population conference in Cairo outlined some of the proposed strategies to be implemented. Then Secretary-General of the UN, Boutros Boutros-Ghali in his opening statement on the International Conference on Population and Development, stated that: I am not exaggerating when I say that not only does the future of the human society depend on this Conference but also the efficacy of the economic order of the planet on which we live.During a follow-up-meeting held in New York on December 1994, the United Nations participants came up with some practical solutions to the population problem - one of which is the integration of population issues with matters of environment and human development. Another part of the agenda of pressing people to cut down on the number of children was to combine the issue of family-planning with environmental issues: Several priority areas were identified that needed immediate action by the participants. These included creation of awareness of the interrelationships between environment, population and development; advocacy; education; training; population management; gender concerns; monitoring and evaluation; and information dissemination and networking.Under the headline: Youth NGOs Agree to Integrate Environment and Population Issues in their Activities were mentioned the following activities to brainwash young NGO’s into the right mindset by, again, mixing in environmental issues with population issues:
To cooperatively address development problems from the youth perspective, which will ensure their maximum participation, a Working Group of the Regional Consultation of Youth NGOs in Asia and the Pacific was organized in 1994 to mobilize a network of youth NGOs in the region. Among the current issues identified by the Working Group as requiring priority attention were the problems dealing with population, environment and sustainable development. Hence, a Working Group Meeting of the Regional Consultation of Youth NGOs in Asia and the Pacific was held from 19-21 April 1995 at the UNESCO PROAP to discuss and shape a plan of action integrating issues on environment, population and development for consideration by the youth NGOs. (…) To help them develop a relevant plan of action, the participants were exposed and sensitized to the current policies and programmes adopted by FAO, UNEP, UNFPA, and UNESCO in the areas of population, environment and development.Further on the use of mass-media is being proposed as effective carriers of population-information to hammer dehumanization into the collective consciousness: With more than 2 billion radios in the world, roughly one for every three people, and growing number of televisions, the electronic media plays an increasingly important and influential role in building awareness of population and other development issues.The report continues with a prime example of predictive programming: Radio and television soap operas featuring family planning themes, popular songs on population-related issues, and phone-in question-and-answer sessions have all had an impact in different countries. The use of such media can be very important where literacy is low or where written information is not widely circulated. A TV soap opera series is credited with bringing thousands to family planning clinics in Mexico, and night-time drama series integrating family planning themes have proved successful in Egypt, Nigeria and Turkey.
In a January 1994 preparation meeting for the Cairo conference called Family Planning Communications Strategies Examined’ the issue was discussed how best to use the media to create tolerance among the general public and how attitudes and beliefs could be changed through the innovative use of traditional and mass media.The meeting featured case studies and presentations by communication practitioners and covered a wide range of subjects, such as: the use of folk tradition and drama to organize community action in Egypt; the use of micro-communications to encourage acceptance of family planning in the Philippines; the use of traditional and modern media in Ghana; and the use of songs to propagate family planning messages in Latin America. The success in India and Mexico of radio and television soap operas and films on family planning subjects was also discussed.During the meeting the Executive Coordinator of the ICPD, Jyoti Shankar Singh, stressed the importance of using mass media to convey family planning and reproductive health messages: Electronic media, print media (and) interpersonal interventions were all part of the kind of comprehensive information, education and communication (IEC) strategies we need in pursuit of population goals.
In another technical report (Guidelines on Basic Education with special attention to Gender Disparities for the UN Resident Coordinator System) the message is repeatedly conveyed that: It is important that information be disseminated through various channels including traditional means and packaged in various forms to allow both literate and illiterate persons to understand the key messages.In 1997 the UNFPA organized a Regional Media Seminar on Population and Development for the role of the mass media in (euphemistically called)Information Repackaging for the Pacific islands. The UN officials boasted on the success of the seminar: The seminar brought together journalists in the print and radio media from 9 countries of the South Pacific to explore both the role and potential of mass media as a vehicle for population advocacy, information, education and communication. (…) The seminar explored the role of the media in developing and packaging population materials for identified target groups. The meeting also provided development partners with an opportunity to forge networks with media personnel and develop effective strategies to better address population and development goals and accelerate the implementation of the ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development) Programme of Action.In other words: every possible resource should be utilized for propagandizing different target audiences. But the people burdened with designing and implement population education on a large scale emphasized the need for a common tongue and sequence of arguments with which the different UN-divisions sell the people on the idea of dehumanization. Mr. Michael Vlassoff, Senior Technical Officer, Technical and Evaluation Division, UNFPA, introduced the work of the Working Group on Policy-Related Issues. He explained that the Working Group had decided to address the common advocacy concern by drawing up a Statement of Commitment that would then be issued by all agencies and organizations involved in the IATF. The aim of such a statement would be to ensure that all UN agencies and organizations use the same language regarding population and development issues.The report goes on to list these arguments with which populations worldwide should be lured into embracing modern-day eugenics as a sensible policy: The Statement of Commitment on Population and Development by the United Nations System, drafted by the Working Group, is divided into three sections: a general introduction stressing the commitment by the UN agencies and organizations to implement ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development); a section on the linkages between population issues and other development issues; and a concluding section calling for global partnership in addressing these interrelated issues.In short- a great part of the 1990s were occupied with a great mobilization of mass media for propaganda purposes by the global elite, a test case so to speak, before implementing the same strategies worldwide in the first decade of the 21st century. And lo and behold! The great global warming swindle arrives just in time as an environmental as well as a development issue to attach the basic message to: there are too many of us- and our numbers should be reduced before the planet is destroyed. Because the warming is global, the response should be so as well. However eloquently the message may be presented by hopelessly compliant media outlets, it is the tyrant’s voice we discern amidst the chatter- and all with ears to hear should educate their neighbor in this all-out information war. Let’s not forget what the elite who have funded the UN from the moment of its very conception have always aspired. In the words of the aristocratic fiend Prince Philip:If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.
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Alan Keyes Arrested Protesting Abortion at Notre Dame
Infowars May 8, 2009
The South Bend Tribune reports that political activist, author, former diplomat and presidential candidate Alan Keyes has been arrested on the campus of Notre Dame. Keyes was involved in an anti-abortion protest at the time of his arrest.Keyes was involved in an anti-abortion protest at the time of his arrest.On May 6, 2009, Keyes announced he would be present at the University of Notre Dame on May 17 and planned to be arrested protesting President Obama’s invitation to speak and receive an honorary degree at the ceremony, the Catholic News Agency reported.In a statement released earlier this week, Keyes said he will go to South Bend. I will step foot on the Notre Dame campus to lift up the standard that protects the life of the innocent children of this and every generation. I will do it all day and every day from now until the Master comes if need be, though it mean I shall be housed every day in the prison house of lies and injustice that Obama, Jenkins and their minions now mean to construct for those who will never be still and silent in the face of their mockery of God and justice, their celebration of evil.
Randall Terry, founder of the the pro-life organization Operation Rescue, appeared this afternoon on the Alex Jones Show with Jason Bermas, Terry said Keyes was arrested with other protesters as they pushed baby carriages with dolls covered in fake blood across the campus of the Catholic university. Terry said the protests will continue.In 2008, Keyes lost a bid to become the Constitution Party presidential candidate. During the convention, the party’s founder, Howard Phillips, gave a controversial speech in which he referred to Keyes as the neocon candidate. Keyes formed a new third party, America’s Independent Party, for his presidential candidacy. In the federal election held on November 4, 2008, Keyes received 47,694 votes nationally to finish seventh.
Friday, May 08, 2009
PERES SPEECH AT AIPAC
LAST POPES (PETER THE DEFECTER FALSE POPE OF THE TRIBULATION)
EU DICTATOR (WORLD LEADER)
12 And the ten horns (NATIONS) which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse:(PEACE) and he that sat on him had a bow;(EU DICTATOR) and a crown was given unto him:(PRESIDENT OF THE EU) and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.(MILITARY GENIUS)
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.(THE EU AND ITS DICTATOR IS GODLESS)
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.(DICTATOR COMES FROM NEW AGE OR OCCULT)
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death;(MURDERERD) and his deadly wound was healed:(COMES BACK TO LIFE) and all the world wondered after the beast.(THE WORLD THINKS ITS GOD IN THE FLESH, MESSIAH TO ISRAEL)
4 And they worshipped the dragon (SATAN) which gave power unto the beast:(JEWISH EU DICTATOR) and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?(FALSE RESURRECTION,SATAN BRINGS HIM TO LIFE)
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.(GIVEN WORLD CONTROL FOR 3 1/2YRS)
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God,(HES A GOD HATER) to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.(HES A LIBERAL OR DEMOCRAT,WILL PUT ANYTHING ABOUT GOD DOWN)
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints,(BEHEAD THEM) and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.(WORLD DOMINATION)
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.(WORLD DICTATOR)
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.(SAVED CHRISTIANS AND JEWS DIE FOR THEIR FAITH AT THIS TIME,NOW WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE BUT DURING THE 7 YEARS OF HELL ON EARTH, PEOPLE WILL BE PUT TO DEATH (BEHEADINGS) FOR THEIR BELIEF IN GOD (JESUS) OR THE BIBLE.
MEPs seek control over EU commission president nomination
HONOR MAHONY Today MAY 8,09 @ 09:18 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Parliament is seeking to have a stronger influence over the choosing of the next European Commission president and is asking member states to consult it before nominating a candidate.A report passed a large majority of MEPs on Thursday (7 May) suggests that the rules of the Lisbon Treaty - still in the process of ratification in some member states - on nominating the commission president already be taken into consideration.This would mean that national governments propose a candidate that reflects the outcome of the European elections and only after discussions with political leaders in the parliament.
Prepared by Belgian centre-right MEP Jean-Luc Dehaene, the report proposes a new timetable for appointing nominating the commission president, with EU leaders previously having agreed to name someone at their mid-June summit,.Instead, MEPs suggest that parliament will take two weeks to compose itself after the 4-7 June elections and that in the third week, consultations begin between the Czech EU presidency and the parliament president, and then with all the leaders of the political groups in the parliament.Under the current rules, member states are not obliged to consult the European Parliament or to take into account the results of the elections when choosing a commission president - a process that traditionally takes place behind closed doors and involves much political horse-trading.If the centre-right EPP maintains its dominance in the parliament as has been predicted by some analysts, it has said it will support Jose Manuel Barroso, currently heading the commission, for a second term.The Socialists, unable to nominate a candidate themselves due to internal divisions, have said they will back Mr Barroso only if he commits to a programme that contains more social policies.Predicted to continue being the second biggest faction in the parliament, the Socialists have been very critical of Mr Barroso's presidency, saying he is too supportive of business and free-market policies.
More powerful parliament
Whereas member states had a tendency to dismiss parliament in the past, recent years have seen the EU assembly grow in stature. It flexed its muscles in this area in 2004 when it forced Italy to withdraw its commissioner candidate because it considered him too socially conservative for the justice and home affairs post. Many MEPs at the time spoke of a watershed moment for the parliament.Mr Barroso himself was burnt by the experience, failing to recognise the strength of feeling among deputies, a misjudgement that saw the parliament almost reach the point where it was ready to not approve the commission in its entirety.Member states are not obliged to follow the Dehaene report, with the Lisbon Treaty set to come into force next year at the earliest, and only if Ireland says Yes in its second referendum and only if it survives a legal challenge in Germany.This report and two others concerning the Lisbon Treaty caused some controversy in the parliament, with the assembly's authorities only at the last moment agreeing to put them on the agenda because of sensitivities concerning the on-going ratification of the treaty.Opponents of the move say the reports prejudge the outcome of the Irish referendum, due this autumn.
EUROPEAN UNION ARMY
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them;(#11 SPAIN) and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.( BE HEAD OF 3 NATIONS)
25 And he (EU PRESIDENT) shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.(3 1/2 YRS)
23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king (EU DICTATOR) of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences,(FROM THE OCCULT) shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:(SATANS POWER) and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes;(JESUS) but he shall be broken without hand.
36 And the king (EU DICTATOR) shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers,(THIS EU DICTATOR IS JEWISH) nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.(CLAIM TO BE GOD)
38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces:(WAR) and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god,(DESTROY TERROR GROUPS) whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many,(HIS ARMY LEADERS) and shall divide the land for gain.
19 And I saw the beast,(EU LEADER) and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse,(JESUS) and against his army.(THE RAPTURED CHRISTIANS)
Military Police Document Reveals Integration with Local Law Enforcement
On May 5, the WikiLeaks website posted a document entitled Concept of Operations for Police Intelligence Operations produced by the U.S. Army and dated March 4, 2009. The 60 page PDF is a For Official Use Only intelligence manual from the U.S. Army’s Military Police School. PIO [Police Intelligence Operations] supports the homeland defense goals of detecting, deterring, preventing and defeating threats and attacks, the document states.PIO supports the range of homeland defense operations and civil support protection capabilities. A CONUS [Contiguous United States] based PIO network that is integrated with local, country, tribal, state and federal, law enforcement entities will ensure a federated approach to enable a unified effort for defense support to civil authorities (DSCA) [Defense Support of Civil Authorities] as well as support (within legal constraints) development and exchange of data assisting in the production of watch lists that deny adversaries access to the homeland, fixed installations/facilities, or expeditionary forces in-transit.In short, the document explains how the U.S. military, in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, has integrated with local law enforcement under the rubric of the GWOT, or so-called Global War on Terrorism. It stresses the need for military police to collect information that identifies trends, patterns and associations that indicate a possible nexus disrupting or targeting Army operations within the United States. The criminal intelligence produced from this analysis should be focused on future coordination with local law enforcement, again a direct violation of Posse Comitatus.
In 2005, NBC revealed the existence of a DoD database containing information on the antiwar activities of American citizens.A secret 400-page Defense Department document obtained by NBC News lists the Lake Worth meeting as a threat and one of more than 1,500 suspicious incidents across the country over a recent 10-month period, Lisa Myers, Douglas Pasternak, and Rich Gardella reported on December 14, 2005. Other documents obtained by NBC News show that the Defense Department is clearly increasing its domestic monitoring activities.According to Robert Dreyfuss, writing for Rolling Stone, the Pentagon has assembled a nationwide domestic spying machine that rivals the NSA’s warrantless surveillance of telephone and email traffic. Operating in secret, the Defense Department is systematically gathering and analyzing intelligence on American citizens at home — and a new Pentagon agency called Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) is helping to coordinate the military’s covert efforts with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.The Pentagon insists the effort is aimed at preventing another attack by al-Qaeda, but as Dreyfuss notes the military’s efforts at domestic spying have caught few, if any, terrorists.In 2008, in response to negative publicity, the Pentagon’s illegal CIFA unit was shuttered, or so the media was told. CIFA maintained a databased called TALON, short for Threat and Local Observation Notice. An ACLU Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in 2006 revealed that the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and local police departments had supplied the Pentagon with information that aided intelligence operations against the antiwar movement.
It is not merely the antiwar movement the feds and the military are spying on. During the Tea Party antitax protests held last month, a number of people reported the presence of DHS’ Federal Protective Service at the rallies. The Department of Homeland Security has an important public safety mission,says spokesman Russ Knocke. In a post 9/11 world, I think the public would be comforted to know that part of our mission is to maintain situational awareness of possible vulnerabilities to public safety or even security, such as, for instance, at large public gatherings. The department will, as a routine matter, maintain situational awareness of large public gatherings and share that with state and local partners.As it turns out, CIFA was not closed down. It was outsourced to QinetiQ, a major British-owned defense and intelligence contractor based in McLean, Virginia. Pentagon outsourcing of intelligence operations to corporations provide yet another layer of plausible deniability to the DoD as it wages the administration’s odious war on terror against the American people,writes Tom Burghardt. During the Republican National Convention, military intelligence teamed up with federal, state, and local law enforcement to violate the civil liberties of Americans and disregard Posse Comitatus. In late 2008, WikiLeaks posted a DHS document detailing how security forces worked together during the RNC. Many federal, state and local organizations are mentioned in this document and a number of these agencies are military based. NORTHCOM figures prominently in the document (see Did Feds Use Military Intelligence to Spy On RNC Protesters? where there is a link to the DHS document). The Concept of Operations for Police Intelligence Operations document is instrumental because it provides additional information on how this theater of operation network operates. Intelligence fusion cells,” the document explains, are now more prevalent in operational environments and these cells enable commanders to have a see, decide and act advantage over criminal networks, terrorist groups, cells, and individuals [as noted above, consisting primarily of American citizens opposed to government policies] by ensuring police information and police intelligence is integrated as vital pieces of the overall battlefield visualization.
As documented on the Infowars and Prison Planet website and covered by Alex Jones on his nationally syndicated radio show, military collaboration with local law enforcement has increased substantially since the false flag terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Most recently, military police have patrolled civilian events such as the Kentucky Derby and the Boston Marathon. DHS, federal agencies, and military police have participated in illegal (under Posse Comitatus) checkpoints in Tennessee, California, Texas, and elsewhere. These operations are designed primarily to acclimate the populace to the presence of uniformed and armed soldiers in our midst — in essence, a standing army — a notion completely antithetical to the sensibilities of the founders.The Concept of Operations for Police Intelligence Operations document is another indication that the military is in the process of incrementally imposing a military dictatorship by stealth in the United States under cover of the bogus GWOT. As then General Tommy Franks told Cigar Aficionado magazine in December, 2003, the next terrorist attack will result in a cancellation of the Constitution and the imposition of a military dictatorship.The next terrorist attack will be pulled off by the same people as the first one — not a distant organization of patsies and dupes created by the CIA and hiding out in caves, but forces within the shadow government. Before this can happen, however, the military and police state apparatus must be in order. Concept of Operations for Police Intelligence Operations provides us with another glimpse of the operational plans now underway.
House Demands Full Disclosure On DHS Right-wing Extremism Report
Steve Watson Infowars.net Thursday, May 8, 2009
Republican Representatives have demanded answers from the Department of Homeland Security over the origins of the leaked security intelligence assessment which equates veterans and gun owners with violent terrorists.House Minority Leader John A. Boehner filed the request using a little known legislative procedure called a resolution of inquiry, which ensures that the Democratic leadership will publicly resolve the issue within 14 days.The report that came out of DHS was offensive, and unfortunately, Secretary Napolitano still has a lot of explaining to do, Boehner told the Washington Times.She has not explained how this report came about, why she signed off on it, or why she defended it.the Ohio Republican stated.The resolution, co-sponsored by Rep. Peter T. King of New York, the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, requests that all documents and information pertaining to the compilation of the intelligence assessment be revealed.We have made repeated requests that the committee hold a bipartisan oversight hearing, but unfortunately those requests have been ignored. We are left with no other alternative but to demand answers from the secretary of homeland security herself,Mr. King commented.
The report, entitled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment ( PDF link) was leaked to the Internet a fortnight ago.Further analysis of the document has indicated that it was created by the DHS in 2007, under the authority of the Bush/Cheney administration, a fact that undermines any opportunity for political pointscoring on behalf of the GOP.
The document characterizes concerns about the economy, unemployment, the loss of U.S. sovereignty and the move towards global government as rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet” which itself is defined as a potential tool for terrorists to network, build bombs, and send encrypted messages to each other.It also lists those opposed to abortion or immigration as potential extremists.A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines rightwing extremism in the United States as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.Controversy over the assessment was heightened earlier this week when another disturbing DHS security document emerged.Entitled Domestic Extremism Lexicon, it shockingly lists the alternative media with other radical extremist groups and implies that people who disagree with the mass media’s version of events are potential domestic terrorists.
Though Janet Napolitano appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, she was not questioned on either of the documents.
HOMELAND INSECURITY Suspect detained over extremist bumper sticker,Don't Tread on Me' puts driver in watch category in DHS report May 07, 2009 10:45 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh 2009 WorldNetDaily
A Louisiana driver was stopped and detained for having a Don't Tread on Me bumper sticker on his vehicle and warned by a police officer about the subversive message it sent, according to the driver's relative. The situation developed in the small town of Ball, La., where a receptionist at the police department told WND she knew nothing about the traffic stop, during which the suspect was investigated for extremist activities, the relative said. It followed by only a few weeks the release of a Department of Homeland Security report, Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment, which prompted outrage from legislators and a campaign calling for the resignation of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The report, which cites individuals who sport certain bumper stickers on their vehicles as suspect, was delivered to tens of thousands of local law enforcement officers across the nation.WND is withholding the driver's name and the relative's name at their request.
However, the situation was described on the American Vision blog.
According to the relative, it happened this way: Her brother-in-law was driving home from work through the town, which has a local reputation for enhancing its budget by ticketing speeders. He was pulled over by police officers who told him he had a subversive survivalist bumper sticker on his car.Are you ready for a second Declaration of Independence? Sign the petition promoting true freedom once again! They proceeded to keep him there on the side of the road while they ran whatever they do to see if you have a record, keeping him standing by the side of the road for 30 minutes,she told WND. Finding no record and no reason to keep him, they warned him and eventually let him go, she said. The company that sells the bumper sticker is The Patriot Depot, where Chief Operating Officer Jay Taylor told WND the woman had told his staff about the situation while ordering more bumper stickers. It's rather shocking,he said.We supposedly have freedom of speech in our country.
Get your own Gadsden Flag here!
We joke around every now and then how our spouses will come to visit us in jail, he continued, citing his products that say, The Audacity of Nope,Taxed Enough Already, Born Free,Taxed to Death,Bring Home Our Troops: Send the Democrats and I'll Keep my Guns and Money, You Keep the Change.We hope people realize this is serious,he said.
American Vision noted the background check that was done on the driver. Why? [He] had purchased and displayed a conservative Don't Tread on Me bumper sticker.The commentator wrote, The bumper sticker is based on the famous flag designed by American Revolution era general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. The yellow flag featured a coiled diamondback rattlesnake ready to strike, with the slogan Don't Tread on Me!underneath it. Benjamin Franklin helped make the rattlesnake a symbol of Americans reluctance to quarrel but vigilance and resolve in defense of their rights. By 1775 when Gadsden presented his flag to the commander-in-chief of the Navy, the rattlesnake was a symbol of the colonies and of their need to unite in defense of threats to their God-given and inherited rights. The flag and the bumper sticker symbolize American patriotism, the need to defend Americans' rights, and resistance to tyranny's threats to American liberty. Those threats included-and include-illegal taxation, profanation of Americans' rights, and violation of the fundamental principles of American law.American Vision continued: The notorious Department of Homeland Security memo, which was apparently based on the infamous Missouri State Police Report that described supporters of presidential candidates Bob Barr, Ron Paul, and Chuck Baldwin as militia-type potential extremists and potential terrorists, is not the first effort of leftist radicals to slander their political opponents as extremists.Liberals' and other leftists have been calling defenders of traditional American limited, constitutional government, free enterprise, and individual liberty extremists since at least the 1964 election,the Vision America statement said.Small town police misled by phony left wing reports are bad enough. Federal government agencies and their armed agents under the direction of leftist radicals are exponentially worse.WND reported earlier on the DHS report, which advised about the extremism that could be expected from returning veterans, those who support homeschooling and oppose abortion, post certain bumper stickers on their vehicles and other factors.The DHS not only issued that report, but also an earlier memo defining dozens of groups, members of animal rights organizations, black separatists, tax protesters and others as threats.
That item, the Domestic Extremism Lexicon reportedly was rescinded almost immediately, but Benjamin Sarlin of The Daily Beast recently obtained and published online a copy of the unclassified memo, dated March 26, 2009. It defines the tax resistance movement – also referred to in the report as the tax protest movement or the tax freedom movement – as groups or individuals who vehemently believe taxes violate their constitutional rights. Among their beliefs are that wages are not income, that paying income taxes is voluntary, and that the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allowed Congress to levy taxes on income, was not properly ratified.It states that tax protesters have been known to advocate or engage in criminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism in an attempt to advance their extremist goals.Apparently, the DHS analyzes the threat level of Internet news websites like WorldNetDaily, for the lexicon defines alternative media as a term used to describe various information sources that provide a forum for interpretations of events and issues that differ radically from those presented in mass media products and outlets.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Typhoon lashes northern Philippines, 15 killed Fri May 8, 5:07 am ET
MANILA (Reuters) – Fifteen people were killed, including a 10-year-old girl, when a typhoon pounded the northern Philippines, triggering mudslides and tearing roofs off houses before weakening, officials said Friday.Typhoon Chan-Hom, the fifth to hit the Philippines this year, destroyed roads and bridges and felled power lines in several provinces on the main island, Luzon.Thirteen villagers were killed in landslides in northern Ifugao province, a mountainous area on Luzon famous for its rice terraces, Ifugao Governor Teodoro Baguilat told Reuters by phone.Downgraded to a tropical storm, Chan-Hom crossed the northern Philippines early Friday and is now headed toward China.Forecast second quarter national rice production was cut by more than 1 percent after Typhoon Kujira hit the central Philippines last weekend, killing 27 people.
Storms hit Ala. for 2nd day; tornado traps family By BOB JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer – Thu May 7, 8:39 pm ET
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Torrential rains and flooding likely killed one person Thursday in central Alabama, and lawmakers had to evacuate the statehouse after the basement filled with four feet of water and collapsed a wall.Some 700 people had to evacuate, and legislators continued their work at the old Capitol building across the street — where Jefferson Davis was once sworn in as president of the Confederacy. They had to make due without computers and other modern conveniences, including air conditioning, in the building that now serves as a museum. Regular business hadn't been conducted there in more than 20 years.Street flooding was so bad at one point at the Statehouse that legislators halted work to check on their cars, some submerged in window-high water.It is unusual to see cars floating in the parking lot. But it's just a car. Thankfully no one was hurt,said state Sen. Harri Anne Smith, R-Slocomb, whose new Hyundai Genesis was flooded.Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange had said a woman was killed when her car was swept off the road near Montgomery Mall. But officials later said a man was driving and that while he likely drowned, they were not ruling out the possibility that he somehow survived and were still searching.In Tuskegee, a family had to be rescued from their mobile home after a tree fell into it Thursday morning. No one was hurt.Weather officials also confirmed that a Wednesday tornado caused damage across two counties in north Alabama. Michael Coyne of the weather service office in Huntsville said the tornado left a path of destruction nearly 11 miles long that was up to 75 yards wide in places.More than 100 homes and businesses were damaged in the South on Wednesday by strong winds, heavy rains and golf ball-sized hail. Strong winds damaged homes in Arkansas and North Carolina, and debris blocked roads and damaged houses in north Mississippi. No serious injuries were reported.
Officials also increased the flow of water through dams to ease swollen rivers, including the Mississippi.Associated Press writers Jay Reeves in Birmingham, Phillip Rawls in Montgomery and Garry Mitchell in Mobile contributed to this report.
Brazilians flee anacondas, alligators amid floods By MARCO SIBAJA, Associated Press Writer – Thu May 7, 4:50 pm ET
CORIMATA DA CIMA, Brazil – The dirt road that runs in front of her house is a river. Her fields of rice and manioc lie ruined underwater. And with water seeping into her mud-brick, thatched-roof home, Maria do Remedio Santos knows it's time to join her neighbors.Like 218,000 others across a swath of northern Brazil three times the size of Alaska, the neighbors have fled the worst rainfall and flooding in decades, braving newly formed rivers teeming with anacondas, alligators and legless reptiles known as worm lizards whose bite is excruciating.They have made their way into shelters, some of which are already packed with people, pets and livestock with little food or medical supplies. But Santos said Thursday there is no other choice for the nine people — relatives and neighbors — camped out in her shack.For now we're all sleeping in the living room, but we're going to have to leave, she said.There's no other way out.Already, 36 people have been killed in the flooding, sparked by unusually heavy rains that have been falling for two months on 10 of Brazil's 26 states, an area stretching from the normally wet rainforest to coastal states known for lengthy droughts. Meteorologists blame an Atlantic Ocean weather system that typically moves on by April.
They forecast weeks more of the same.
Downriver from Santos' home in the town of Sao Miguel de Rosario, adults waded through waist-deep, muddy water covering the main road — though they kept children in boats to protect them from rattlesnakes and anacondas swimming nearby.Also driven from their burrows and swimming through the water were rodent-eating reptiles known as a worm lizards that look like giant white earthworms.So far no one has been bitten here. The main thing you tell the kids is to stay out of the water,Palmeiro da Costa said from a canoe.Alligators swam through the city of Santarem, civil defense official Walkiria Coelho said. Scorpions congregated on the same high ground as people escaping the rising water. No injuries were reported.But authorities worried about thousands of people isolated for days with little food or clean water, rushing aid to towns and cities. In some places, aid was stuck because there were no local workers to distribute it, said Maj. Wellington Soares Araujo, head of civil defense logistics in the hardest-hit state of Maranhao.Rivers were still rising as much as a foot (30 centimeters) a day in Maranhao. The surging torrents wrecked bridges and made it too dangerous for relief workers to take boats onto some waterways. Globo TV said planes were unable to land in remote areas of Piaui state and roads were impassable, leaving boats as the only option because helicopters were not available.
It's really hard for some areas that don't have any civil defense infrastructure, Araujo said.The army evacuated thousands of people from two Maranhao towns where tiled roofs barely poked above swirling waters. Residents packed into gyms and schools and huddled in tents.There are no houses, there isn't enough food, they even have a shortage of tents,Araujo said.Television images showed hundreds of people with pets and chickens crowded inside an abandoned hospital-turned-shelter with only one working bathroom. Isolated cases of looting were reported in communities cut off by high water.The mighty Rio Negro River that feeds the Amazon was just three feet (one meter) below a record set in 1953 near the jungle city of Manaus, and experts said the record could be broken by June. In the jungle city of Altamira, more rain fell in three hours than normally falls in two months, Mayor Odileida Sampaio told the state-run Agencia Brasil news agency.We don't know yet, but this could end up being the worst flooding ever in the region, said Joaquim Godim, a specialist with Brazil's National Water Agency.It certainly is among the worst ever.Near Altamira, Ocilene Ferreira da Silva barely had time to put her two young daughters into a canoe after a small dam collapsed.My neighbor came in screaming that the water was rising really fast, and then all of a sudden the water came rushing into my house,said Silva, 23. It swept away all the dogs, cats and even parrots. It took everything.Some environmentalists said the Amazon wouldn't be hurt by the floods because the rainforest and its inhabitants have endured them for centuries. The flooding might even ease disputes over land and natural resources between settlers and Indians — at least until the waters recede.
But Paulo Barreto, a researcher at the Amazon Institute of People and the Environment, noted that the flooding comes just four years after a major drought. He blames climate change and said such events put stress on the environment that could affect the survival of plant and animal species.That same cycle also could lead to migration within the Amazon as people move away from flooded towns and villages and into virgin forest, sparking more clashes with Indians, he said. While floods could bring a temporary halt to land disputes in some areas, the redistribution of the population could eventually cause more conflicts and cause further destruction of the rainforest,he said.Associated Press writers Tales Azzoni, Alan Clendenning, Carolina Escalera and Stan Lehman contributed to this report from Sao Paulo.
FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
CAL FIRE PICTURES
Wildfire raging near Calif. city; 30,000 evacuated By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON, Associated Press Writer MAY 8,09
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Firefighters struggled Friday to get ahead of a raging wildfire that was moving dangerously close to heavily populated areas in this idyllic coastal city and had forced the evacuation of an estimated 30,000 residents.
Neighborhoods of multimillion dollar mansions stood like ghost towns, bathed in the eerie orange glow cast by the nearby blaze.Santa Barbara County spokeswoman Jodi Dyck said Friday morning that the fire had grown since the night before, when it measured roughly 2,700 acres, or 4 square miles. She did not have an updated estimates of the fire's size or burned acreage.It really got going during the night. Some areas have 45-year fuel. The wind is all over the place,Santa Barbara city fire Capt. Mike De Pont said.For this time of year this activity is unusual.Roughly 12,000 more residents have been ordered to leave their homes, including those living in a densely populated area north of U.S. 101 that's home to several mobile home parks. An estimated 18,000 previously were ordered to leave.A second evacuation shelter was opened Thursday to accommodate 900 additional evacuees. All 190 beds were filled at the first shelter at a high school.The blaze was approaching homes in the city's more populated, flat area below its steep canyons. Santa Barbara city fire spokesman Gary Pitney said flames jumped a road dividing the hilly terrain from the flatlands below and ignited spot fires in brush surrounding houses.Pitney said the fire also pushed west across state Route 134, the key thoroughfare between Santa Barbara and wine country to the north.
Kelley Gouette, a deputy incident commander with the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, likened the fire to a blowtorch.Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Tom Franklin said the blaze was particularly tough to fight as it spread into rugged terrain with thick brush that served as fuel and limited firefighting aircraft.
Firefighters are running pretty thin on equipment,he said.
Officials said 11 firefighters were injured, including three who were burned when they sheltered in a house during a firestorm. They were reported in good condition at a Los Angeles burn center but two will need skin grafts and surgery. Other injuries ranged from smoke inhalation to sprained ankles.About 2,300 firefighters from many departments were on the lines, aided by aircraft. The fire was just 10 percent contained.The seasonal wildfires that menace this idyllic coastal city — home to screen stars, former presidents and Oprah Winfrey — roared to life earlier in the year than usual but their ferocity is familiar.Firefighters have been wary of sundowners — fierce winds that late in the day can sweep down from the Santa Ynez Mountains towering close behind Santa Barbara.The benignly named Jesusita Fire was a slumbering day-old brush fire on rugged slopes above the city when a sundowner hit at midafternoon Wednesday, hurling towering flames into homes and spitting embers into more distant neighborhoods.The city's location on the state's central coast gives it some of the best weather in the world, with temperatures routinely topping out in the 70s, and views of the Pacific Ocean. Now with a population of about 90,000, it dates to the Spanish colonial era of California and a Roman Catholic mission established in the 1780s is a major tourist attraction.But the geography that gives it beauty and a serene atmosphere also brings danger.
In November, a wind-driven fire burned 200 houses in Santa Barbara and Montecito, including the home of actor Christopher Lloyd. Winfrey's estate escaped, along with the home of actor Rob Lowe, among many celebrities who have area homes. Gregg Patronyk, a lifelong Santa Barbara resident whose parents' home was destroyed by a 1990 wildfire and who had to evacuate his home in November, said he began soaking his roof when he saw other houses burning Wednesday. It started firestorming dramatically, he said.The fire got within 200 to 300 feet of my house. There was a lot of pressure to leave. Police wanted me out and I got a frantic call from my sister, who was walking up the hill to get me. So I packed up the car and left, picking her up on the way.State Assemblyman Pedro Nava said he and his wife fled their home for a friend's, bringing along their pets, some clothes, photos and documents. I've learned how important preparation is in an emergency,he said.The public has to be prepared to move, and in Santa Barbara they are prepared. When the police squad car came through with loudspeakers telling us to leave, there was no arguing. And they will all be back.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse:(CHLORES GREEN) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword,(WEAPONS) and with hunger,(FAMINE) and with death,(INCURABLE DISEASES) and with the beasts of the earth.(ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE).
Top flu expert warns of a swine flu-bird flu mix By MARGIE MASON, AP Medical Writer – Fri May 8, 7:12 am ET
MEXICO CITY – Bird flu kills more than 60 percent of its human victims, but doesn't easily pass from person to person. Swine flu can be spread with a sneeze or handshake, but kills only a small fraction of the people it infects.
So what happens if they mix?
This is the scenario that has some scientists worried: The two viruses meet — possibly in Asia, where bird flu is endemic — and combine into a new bug that is both highly contagious and lethal and can spread around the world.Scientists are unsure how likely this possibility is, but note that the new swine flu strain — a never-before-seen mixture of pig, human and bird viruses — has shown itself to be especially adept at snatching evolutionarily advantageous genetic material from other flu viruses.This particular virus seems to have this unique ability to pick up other genes,said leading virologist Dr. Robert Webster, whose team discovered an ancestor of the current flu virus at a North Carolina pig farm in 1998.The current swine flu strain — known as H1N1 — has sickened more than 2,300 people in 24 countries. While people can catch bird flu from birds, the bird flu virus — H5N1 — does not easily jump from person to person. It has killed at least 258 people worldwide since it began to ravage poultry stocks in Asia in late 2003.The World Health Organization reported two new human cases of bird flu on Wednesday. One patient is recovering in Egypt, while another died in Vietnam — a reminder that the H5N1 virus is far from gone.Do not drop the ball in monitoring H5N1, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told a meeting of Asia's top health officials in Bangkok on Friday by video link.We have no idea how H5N1 will behave under the pressure of a pandemic.Experts have long feared that bird flu could mutate into a form that spreads easily among people. The past three flu pandemics — the 1918 Spanish flu, the 1957-58 Asian flu and the Hong Kong flu of 1968-69 — were all linked to birds, though some scientists believe pigs also played a role in 1918.Webster, who works at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., said bird flu should be a worry now. Bird flu is endemic in parts of Asia and Africa, and cases of swine flu have already been confirmed in South Korea and Hong Kong.My great worry is that when this H1N1 virus gets into the epicenters for H5N1 in Indonesia, Egypt and China, we may have real problems, he told The Associated Press.We have to watch what's going on very diligently now.
Spokesman Dave Daigle said he could not comment specifically on how concerned the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is about the scenario Webster describes, or what it is doing to study such a possibility.Malik Peiris, a flu expert at Hong Kong University, said the more immediate worry is that swine flu will mix with regular flu viruses, as flu season begins in the Southern Hemisphere. It is unclear what such a combination would produce.But he said there are indications that scenario is possible. Peiris noted that the swine flu virus jumped from a farmworker in Canada and infected about 220 pigs. The worker and the pigs recovered, but the incident showed how easily the virus can leap to a different species.It will get passed back to pigs and then probably go from pigs to humans, Peiris said.So there would be opportunities for further reassortments to occur with viruses in pigs.He said so far bird flu hasn't established itself in pigs — but that could change.H5N1 itself has not got established in pigs, he said.If that were to happen and then these two viruses were both established in pigs in Asia, that would be quite a worrying scenario.Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Minnesota who has advised the U.S. government on flu preparations, said while flu experts are discussing the scenario, he has yet to see specific evidence causing him to think it will happen.
Everything with influenza is a huge guessing game because Mother Nature holds all the rules, and we don't even know what they are, so anything's possible, he said. We don't have any evidence that this particular reassortment is that much more likely to pick up H5N1 than any other reassortment out there.We don't have to put these things together, he added.This is not chocolate and peanut butter running into each other in the dark hallway.But there is in fact discussion of putting them together — in a high-security laboratory — to see what a combination would look like, according to Webster. Similar tests have been done at the CDC mixing bird flu and seasonal human flu, resulting in a weak product, he said. Daigle, the CDC spokesman, refused to comment on the prospect of any such experiment. Webster has done groundbreaking work on both swine and bird flus in his 40-year career, and has followed the evolution of the current swine flu strain from a virus that sickened a handful of people who worked with North Carolina hogs into a bug that has spread from person to person around the world. He is closely involved in the global effort to analyze what the virus might do next. It has killed 42 people in Mexico and two in Texas, but so far has not proven very deadly elsewhere, leading to some criticism that the World Health Organization's warnings of a potential pandemic have been overblown.
Webster said underestimating the swine flu virus would be a huge mistake. This H1N1 hasn't been overblown. It's a puppy, it's an infant, and it's growing, he said.This virus has got the whole human population in the world to breed in — it's just happened. What we have to do is to watch it, and it may become a wimp and disappear, or it may become nasty.AP Medical Writer Maria Cheng in London contributed to this report.
Thursday, May 7. 2009
Hyped Flu Will Make Use of Expiring Tamiflu Stockpiles and Allow For Pre-Pandemic Priming of The Population By Harold Gray
JustGetThere | The phase 5 pandemic declaration by the WHO, has allowed numerous entities to enact self-serving solutions that otherwise couldn't have been achieved. First, the hyped crisis officially authorized the use of Tamiflu stockpiles around the globe that are due to expire in 2009-2010. Secondly, the hysteria that emerged from the media hype and government fearmongering, has also allowed for the implementation of a long term plan by vaccine manufacturers, governmental institutions, and virology think-tanks, to use investigational pre-pandemic vaccines to prime the public in advance of a threatened outbreak of a novel hybrid virus.More than a week after the public announcement of this novel H1N1 strain, the WHO has yet to determine the origin of the virus. The complex reassortment of the novel virus, coupled with the location and time of year of the outbreak, has lead to numerous speculations that the novel virus was the result of a lab creation that either escaped, or was released intentionally to achieve numerous globalist agendas. Surprisingly in 2004, the CDC conducted multiple experiments in an attempt to create a new hybrid virus in a lab. The reason given to perform such dangerous experiments, was the threat of nature creating a hybrid virus with the killing rate of the avian flu, and transmissibility of human flu viruses. Using two methods, first they infected cells in laboratory tissue cultures, with H5N1 avian flu and H3N2 human virus, to see if they would mix. Secondly, they used reverse genetics to assemble a new virus that contained H5N1 and H3N2. Any viable viruses that emerged from these combinations, would in turn be seeded into ferrets, according to David Daigle, CDC spokesman.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
(CIDRAP) reported:With obvious risks in creating viruses with the potential to spark a pandemic, the work will be done in a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory at the CDC in Atlanta Daigle told CIDRAP News. We recognize that there is concern by some over this type of work. This concern may be heightened by reports of recent lab exposures in other lab facilities,he said.But CDC has an incredible record in lab safety and is taking very strict precautions.The CDC might have a public track record of not accidentally releasing or losing samples, but other labs who perform these types of experiments have. There have been several instances of potentially pandemic virus strains, being released or lost from labs. In an interview with NPR, Professor John Oxford at St. Bart's and the Royal London Hospital, made the following statement concerning a released strain of H1N1:Even though health officials are calling this new virus H1N1, that's also the type of virus that's in wide circulation today. And it has an interesting history. It was the dominant flu virus through the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Oxford says it disappeared in 1957, when it was displaced by another flu virus. But then a strain of H1N1 suddenly reappeared in 1977.Now where could it have come from? he asks. We reckon now, in retrospect, it was probably released accidentally from a laboratory, probably in northern China or just across the border in Russia, because everyone was experimenting with those viruses at the time in the lab.It was nothing malicious, Oxford believes, just some flu vaccine research that broke out of containment. The descendents of this virus are still circulating. He notes that most people who have encountered the newly emerged H1N1 virus seem to have developed only mild disease, and he speculates that's because we have all been exposed to a distant cousin, the H1N1 virus that emerged in the 1970s.That escaped virus perhaps will provide some benefit now in the face of this pig thing,Oxford says.
Also in 2005, the WHO reported samples of the H2N2 virus were lost in transit to Mexico, South Korea, and Lebanon.
The AP reported:In Lebanon, the shipper of a missing sample had released the virus to another shipper for local delivery, but it never arrived at the lab, Stohr told the AP. People were trying to locate the test kit and destroy the sample.In South Korea, investigators were puzzling over conflicting accounts. Officials at three labs said they had never received shipments made last year, but the shipper had signatures showing they had been delivered, Stohr said.The virus in question, influenza A(H2N2), was responsible for the flu pandemic of 1957-58, which killed an estimated 1 million to 4 million people. Samples of the pandemic virus had inadvertently been sent to 3,747 labs in 18 countries for a routine assessment that usually relies on more benign flu strains. All but about 75 labs that received the samples are in the United States, according to earlier reports. Fourteen labs are in Canada and 61 are in other countries.In another potentially pandemic lab mix-up, Baxter shipped live H5N1 samples mixed with ordinary human H3N2 flu to labs in 18 different countries. The dangerous mixture was caught when in February 2009, a lab in the Czech Republic working for Avir, alerted Baxter that, unexpectedly, ferrets inoculated with the sample had died. Ab Osterhaus of Erasmus University in the Netherlands told the The Times of India:Accidental release of a mixture of live H5N1 and H3N2 viruses could have resulted in dire consequences. While H5N1 doesn't easily infect people, H3N2 viruses do. If someone exposed to a mixture of the two had been simultaneously infected with both strains, he or she could have served as an incubator for a hybrid virus able to transmit easily to and among people.In a unconscionable turn of events, Baxter is working with the WHO to develop a new swine flu vaccine based on the Mexican strain.Finally, the Army reported that 3 vials containing samples of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, a virus that sickens horses and can be spread to humans by mosquitoes, were discovered missing after performing an inventory check of a retired scientist's biological samples.These facts prove the potential for pandemic virus experiments to escape labs, and be released into the public due to negligence, or criminal intent as in the 2001 Anthrax case. The CDC later reported with disappointment, that the experiments failed to spread the virus from infected ferrets to healthy ones in neighboring cages.We found that they [the viruses] were not able to transmit efficiently,said CDC researcher Dr. Jackie Katz, speaking at a Jul 28 teleconference.In fact, they were also not as able to cause severe disease as the original H5N1 virus.
According to Dr. Katz, the most important aspect of the research is the knowledge that this process isn't simple, the procedure for the virus to acquire the properties of transmissibility.This means that although hybrids could be created in a lab setting, the result is less lethal and has a reduced transmission rate. Scientists believe the 1918 pandemic arose through slowly accumulating mutations rather than a reassortment event similar to the experiments. These are very key points to ponder, a controlled novel hybrid virus can be manufactured in a lab that has the genetic signature of a potentially pandemic strain without being lethal. This would explain the puzzled response from doctors who were concerned the new hybrid virus from Mexico was a deadly strain.Since this new virus was first reported as a swine flu epidemic, let's look at how swine respond to virus mixing. In a February 2009 article appearing in Eurosurveillance, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) states the following:Swine are susceptible to the same influenza A virus subtypes as humans – H1N1, H3N2 and H1N2 - and the histories of influenza in pigs and people are closely linked . Many swine influenza viruses are a result of reassortment and their genes are composed of human and avian and/or swine virus genes. Indeed, it is known that both human and avian influenza viruses occasionally transmit to pigs, and that pigs can serve as mixing vessels for these viruses, meaning that viruses can exchange genetic material and lead to the production of a new hybrid virus . This has led to the thinking that perhaps pandemic viruses could emerge following reassortment in pigs. However, since nobody has observed the start of a pandemic, there remains no direct evidence to make this more than a theory.Even if the magnitude of the risk of swine influenza virus infections to human health is unknown, it seems unlikely to be high.The unknown element is the risk of reassortment to produce a novel virus, even a pandemic strain either in the pig mixing vessel or in a human dually infected with a human and pig strain. In the United States there have recently appeared triple reassortant swine influenza viruses with avian, human and swine genes and these have then transmitted to humans [19,20]. Fortunately, these and similar swine influenza viruses  that can infect humans have not yet met any of the criteria to cause a human pandemic. This is another confirmation from experts at the ECDC, that a hybrid virus that contains a triple reassortment of swine, avian and human flu, was not lethal enough to meet the criteria to justify a global pandemic on par with the 1918 Spanish flu. Another important clinical report released in February '09, proves researchers had previously seen triple reassortant strains in a human host on a farm in Wisconsin in 2005. The 17 year old boy who became ill, was slaughtering pigs without any facial or respiratory protection 3 days prior to his infection. A few chickens were housed at the slaughterhouse premises, but no poultry were slaughtered on site. Similar to the current case in Mexico, no ill pigs were found, and no other family members or workers at the slaughterhouse became ill. A month prior to his infection he had an inactivated influenza vaccine administered intramuscularly. The boys symptoms are consistent with the Mexico outbreak with headache, running nose, low back pain, upper respiratory tract symptoms, and a cough without fever. He was treated and made a full recovery and no other outbreaks occurred in relation to the families farm. Another fact that correlates with the Mexican outbreak is the mean age of the infected, which is 17 according to the CDC.
This is even more evidence that these hybrid triple assortant novel viruses are mild at best, and have a limited ability to be transfered from human to human. It also proves that this virus has been documented before in the US and has the same genetic signature of the novel virus in Mexico. Several different patient cases and experiments show that this virus is relatively mild and has a low human to human transmissibility rate, so why is the Mexico outbreak being hyped up to global pandemic proportions?
Worldwide government stockpiles of Tamiflu set to expire in 2009-2010
Several governments are reporting that their stockpiles of Tamiflu are either at or near the expiration date, here, here, here, here, here, and finally the US.The aging stockpile presented a problem for several governments, but the Phase 5 alert issued by the WHO would prove to be beneficial. On April 27th, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), for Tamiflu (oseltamavir) and Relenza (zanamivir) antivirals, at or nearing expiration.
The FDA press release reports:
The EUA authority permits the FDA to allow use of unapproved or uncleared medical products or unapproved or uncleared uses of approved or cleared medical products during an established emergency. Such use ends when either the swine flu emergency is deemed over or the authorization is revoked. Under the EUAs, Tamiflu and Relenza may be given to large population sectors without compliance with label requirements and can be distributed by some public health officials and volunteers based on state and local laws and/or public health emergency responses, explained the FDA.So it seems the global stockpiling problem has been solved, enabling the use of these expired and expiring products. In turn, governments and other institutions will have to buy more of these antivirals since we are still in the midst of a declared pandemic. This was accurately forecasted by Roche in their 2009 sales projections that were released in a 2008 annual report.Chugai, the Japanese unit of Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG, 2008 annual report to shareholders and investors included the following information specific to the sales of Tamiflu:
FY 2009 Outlook
Increased Sales and Income Expected in FY 2009
Due to Higher Sales of Growth Drivers
In FY2009, we expect revenues of ¥400 billion, up 22.4%
year-on-year, driven by further growth of our major
products. We project a 7.6% increase in product sales
excluding Tamiflu to ¥337.3 billion.
For the year, we forecast sales of Tamiflu to reach ¥53.0
billion, up 531.0%, due to expected resumption of government
stockpiling in FY2009 and the ongoing recovery
of the prescription rate for seasonal influenza.
Roche's outlook was spot on according to their Q1 earnings released on April 16th.
Global sales of Tamiflu (oseltamivir), for influenza, rose 38% overall to 401 million Swiss francs in the first quarter. Growth was driven by sales to governments and corporations for pandemic stockpiling, including significant new orders in Japan and the United Kingdom, where the governments have announced plans to double the size of their existing stockpiles of antiviral medicines. This more than compensated for lower seasonal sales, particularly in the United States, where flu outbreaks were less severe than in the 2007/2008 season.Although the profit outlook for Roche looks bright now, this years stock in the U.S. has become relatively ineffective, due to a genetic mutation of the H1N1 strain that now has a 98% resistance to Tamiflu, according to the CDC. Just so happens that the solution to this problem has also appeared right on time, GlaxoSmithKline has upped production of their inhaled flu drug, Relenza to 5 million a month. The Tamiflu resistant H1N1 strain has proved to be a boost for the antiviral maker with Q1 09 sales of $324 million, which is triple the sales for all of 2008. This is largely due to stockpiling by Japan and the UK, who just received 10.6 million treatment packs in April of 2009 prior to the outbreak.In another perfectly timed occurrence, GSK has also broke new ground in the emerging pre-pandemic vaccine market according to their press release:In 2008, GSK became the first company to obtain a European license for a pre-pandemic vaccine, Prepandrix. This vaccine is designed to raise immune protection against several strains of the H5N1 virus. Also in 2008, GSK received a European license for Pandemrix, a 'mock-up' pandemic vaccine. This approval, which was based on data involving the H5N1 strain, will also enable faster registration of a potential pandemic vaccine against other strains, including H1N1.It's clearly evident this hyped pandemic will result in skyrocketing profits for antiviral makers and their stakeholders like Donald Rumsfeld.
The subject of priming, was first broke by Dr. Leonard Horowitz's research into Dr. James S. Robertson, and his connections with the CDC and lucrative biodefense contracts linked to Novavax. Horowitz urged the investigation of Dr. Roberston and Novavax due to the genetically-modified recombinants of the avian, swine, and Spanish flu viruses, H5N1 and H1N1, nearly identical to the unprecedented Mexican virus. Based on Horowitz's claims, I researched the keyword priming and how it relates to pandemic vaccines, and I stumbled upon an industry push to implement this practice once the perfect crisis emerged.In a timely press release from April 14th, Novavax and the CDC, released the results from a preclinical study showing that an investigational H1N1 virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine based on the 1918 Spanish influenza strain, protected against both the Spanish flu and a highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza strain.Dr. Gale Smith, Vice President of Vaccine Development at Novavax stated:The discovery that a VLP-based influenza vaccine candidate created through cell-based recombinant technology has the potential to protect against diverse strains of influenza has significant implications for both pre-pandemic and pandemic preparedness. A broadly protective vaccine administered prior to and during the first wave of a pandemic could prevent widespread morbidity and mortality from a newly emerged pandemic influenza strain and allow time for the development of strain-specific vaccines.So we have yet another newly created vaccine, that will be marketed as pre-pandemic immunity from a virus, that just magically arrived in the same time frame. This is a key point to consider, due to a ethical issues preventing this concept from being adopted prior to this outbreak.The WHO, FDA and several influenza researchers have called for pre-pandemic priming in several industry publications. CIDRAP reports on this issue stating:Any vaccination that took place before a pandemic was detected would offer uncertain amounts of both benefit and risk. As well, the vaccine might cause a greater-than-expected rate of adverse events, causing both direct harm to recipients and indirect damage to government credibility—results that would be particularly difficult to tolerate if vaccination proved unnecessary because the pandemic did not arrive.The scientific, logistical, and especially ethical questions raised by pre-pandemic vaccination has prevented this agenda from moving forward, but the recent declared pandemic has created the pretext needed to achieve this goal. Dr. Benjamin Schwartz from the National Vaccine Program Office within the Department of Health and Human Services stated the following in the The Journal of Infectious Diseases:Extraordinary threats call for consideration of innovative strategies that, in less‐threatening circumstances, might be dismissed. Although it has been assumed that pandemic vaccine cannot be stockpiled or that vaccination cannot occur before the start of a pandemic, might these approaches actually be possible?
In addition, the administration of a vaccine against a viral strain that currently causes no or very limited human disease raises ethical issues, because recipients would be exposed to potential adverse reactions for no definite benefit. Most important, would receipt of a vaccine prepared before the pandemic be effective in providing some protection or in priming recipients so that a single subsequent dose of vaccine would be protective? This is another confirmation that these researchers need a crisis in order to achieve their goal of mass vaccination of the public, for a pandemic they keep threatening will occur. But wait there's more, I tracked down Dr. Robertson, who Horowitz implicates in his article, and found a similar opinion on the subject of pre-pandemic priming.An oral report presented to the Royal Society in 2006 by Dr. Robertson states:Dr. Wood and Dr. Robertson were asked their opinion on priming the population for a pandemic using live vaccines and if they consider it to be a good idea. However the timing is critical; if live H5N1 vaccines are used now it would be considered too dangerous, but if a pandemic is imminent the risk may be justified. A stockpile of live vaccine, with the cleavage site removed, could be used to prime the population in advance of the pandemic reaching the UK. Even without an exact match in virus strain, it is predicted that this would provide a broad immunity to the population.All of these statements dovetail with scientific reports published from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).The consensus in our expert groups was that widespread vaccination of people in EU countries would not, at present, be advisable: the vaccine should be deployed in phase 5 or phase 6 of a pandemic.This crucial piece of information from the ECDC is further proof of the power of the declared phase 5 from the WHO. We can also assume that other governmental institutions around the globe have reached the same conclusion and will also begin deployment of several of these recently developed pre-pandemic vaccines. The phase 5 creates the perfect pretext to achieve the goal of mass priming of the population, carried out by several governments worldwide under the guise of health safety. The head of the WHO, Margaret Chan, has warned that the outbreak could mutate and return with a vengeance in the fall, further pushing fear in order to prompt the public to seek out these new vaccines. Now that we have evidence showing that this plan is moving forward, lets take a look at how the operation will take place. Dr. Jesse Goodman, the FDA's acting chief scientist and deputy commissioner for scientific and medical programs, gave a powerpoint presentation to the FDA in 2007 when he was the Director for the Centers Biologics Evaluation and Research, titled Considerations in the Pre- and Early Pandemic Use of Influenza Vaccine.
In this slideshow, one chart stands out amongst all the other data. The chart titled the first wave will be declining when vaccine becomes available, displays a bell curve graph that shows an outbreak occur in January, peaks in late March early April, then begins declining in May. The seeded pandemic vaccine strain begins in January, the monovalent production starts in March, with the first pre-pandemic priming beginning in May and June. The people who are to be primed will have either licensed or Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) vaccines injected, depending on the WHO's declared pandemic phase that was covered earlier in this article. Finally, the chart shows the outbreak dropping off in the summer to end the pre-pandemic period. Does all this sound familiar? It seems that we are following the exact outbreak progression that this chart demonstrates. This compiled data proves that we are in the midst of a global pandemic beta test, that will lead to an attempt in the fall to mass vaccinate the populace.Several credible doctors such as Congressman Ron Paul, are exposing this hoax as well, in a video posted on YouTube, he warns that this is a hyped event that government is using, in order to gain more control of peoples lives.
Dr. Mercola, also raised concerns about the origin of this outbreak, due to the nefarious history of vaccine manufacturers and biolabs.This hoax, whether manufactured or taking advantage of, has enabled all aspects of the New World Order agenda to move forward. Resulting in more control, record profits and the opportunity to pose as the savior for the crisis, justifying the role of global government and all the compartmentalized tentacles that extend from it. Research Credit: Prison Planet Forum.
DOCTOR DOCTORIAN FROM ANGEL OF GOD
then the angel said, Financial crisis will come to Asia. I will shake the world.
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
16 And he(FALSE POPE) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(CHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM
WORLD MARKET RESULTS
HALF HOUR DOW RESULTS FRI MAY 08 2009
09:30 AM +1.50
10:00 AM +126.41
10:30 AM +46.72
11:00 AM +65.97
11:30 AM +79.09
12:00 PM +107.37
12:30 PM +116.45
01:00 PM +120.43
01:30 PM +119.60
02:00 PM +113.18
02:30 PM +154.60
03:00 PM +173.08
03:30 PM +143.93
04:00 PM +164.80 8774.65
S&P 500 929.23 +21.84
NASDAQ 1729.00 +22.76
GOLD 915.70 +0.20
OIL 58.46 +1.75
TSE 300 10,242.00 +274.95
CDNX 1069.69 +16.58
S&P/TSX/60 622.69 +17.02
YEAR TO DATE PERFORMANCE
TSX Advances 736,declines 905,unchanged 231,Volume 3,036,579,573.
TSX Venture Exchange Advances 454,Declines 424,Unchanged 377,Volume 309,135,586.
Dow +82 points at 4 minutes of trading today.
Dow +1 points at low today.
Dow +126 points at high today so far.
GOLD opens at $912.70.OIL opens at $57.59 today.
Dow +1 points at low today so far.
Dow +177 points at high today so far.
DAY TODAY PERFORMANCE - 12:30PM STATS
NYSE Advances 2,757,declines 824,unchanged 75,New Highs 18,New Lows 46.
NASDAQ Advances 1,681,declines 940,unchanged 119,New highs 16,New Lows 12.
TSX Advances 893,declines 451,unchanged 243,Volume 1,109,291,613.
TSX Venture Exchange Advances 338,Declines 261,Unchanged 277,Volume 137,387,492.
Dow +1 points at low today.
Dow +177 points at high today.
Dow +1.96% today Volume 428,369,243.
Nasdaq +1.33% today Volume 2,147,483,648.
S&P 500 +2.41% today Volume N/A
Dow Transcripts +6.2%
S&P 500 +5.8%
Russell 2000 +4.8%
Dow,S&P on pace for 8th weekly advance in 9 weeks.
Dow,S&P touch 4 month highs.
Nasdaq 9th weekly consecutive gain,longest since 1999.
Gasoline futures hit 6th month high.
Wholesale Inventories -1.6% in March,7th consecutive monthly decline.
RECORD LOWS DOW
-Sept 30,1996 5,882.17
-Oct 30,1996 5,993.23
-Nov 6,1996 6,177.71
-Dec 16,1996 6,268.35
-Apr 15,1997 6,587.16
-Apr 21,1997 6,660.21
-Apr 28,1997 6,783.02
-May 1,1997 6,976.48
-May 7,1997 7,085.65
RECORD LOWS S&P 500
-Sept 5,1996 649.44
-Sept 6,1996 655.68
-Sept 11,1996 667.28
-Sept 12,1996 671.13
-Oct 1,1996 689.08
-Oct 28,1996 697.26
-Nov 4,1996 706.73
-Nov 5,1996 714.14
-Dec 17,1996 726.04
YEAR TO DATE PERFORMANCE,WEEKENDER
CANADAS WEEK ENDING STATS
TSX Advances 1,117,Declines 487,Unchanged 245 Volume 2,559,468,461.
TSX Venture Advances 519,Declines 355,Unchanged 354 Volume 317,199,544.
MAX KEISER VAMPIRE BANKERS
$14.8 TRILLION IS STILL NOT ENOUGH FOR THE ROBBER FED AND OFFSHORE BANKERS THEY NEED ANOTHER 100 BILLION TO BUY UP PROPERTY WORLDWIDE TO TRY TO CONTROL THE WHOLE EARTHS POPULATION.
U.S. banks seek $75 billion By Elinor Comlay and Steve Slater MAY 8,09
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Three big U.S. banks raced to sell stock after the U.S. government said top financial firms have a $75 billion hole in their capital, while first-quarter results from two European banks showed bad debts are soaring.U.S. regulators told 10 of the biggest U.S. banks late on Thursday to raise a total of $74.6 billion, which was less than investors once feared and helped lift European and U.S. bank shares early on Friday.The relatively modest size of the hole found by regulators, after stress tests on the nation's 19 biggest banks, led to applause from investors who believe the worst is over but also skepticism among those who think the tests weren't rigorous enough.Morgan Stanley said it sold $3.5 billion in stock Friday morning, and Wells Fargo & Co said it sold $7.5 billion in stock. Both deals were larger than expected but came at discounts of more than 11 percent to Thursday's prices.Bank of America Corp said it would sell 1.25 billion shares, after the government told the bank it had a $33.9 billion equity capital shortfall. The largest U.S. bank said that in addition to selling shares, it would sell assets and take other steps to fill the hole.Bank of America is better able to raise capital than the government estimated in its tests, Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis said in the interview with CNBC on Friday.Bank of America shares climbed about 10 percent in premarket trading despite the impending dilution to current shareholders from a stock sale.It does seem to be counterintuitive, Lewis said with a smile. But he added more seriously that the rise in the shares reflected the clarity and certainty brought about by the release of the stress test results.U.S. bank shares were broadly higher in early trading, although Morgan Stanley shares slipped 6.4 percent to $25.39 after it said it had sold 146 million shares at $24.00 each. Wells Fargo shares edged higher to $24.89 after the bank said it sold 341 million shares at $22.00 each.
Bank of America shares were up 4.0 percent to $14.05.
Morgan Stanley also sold $4 billion of senior notes on Friday, split evenly between 5-year and 10-year debt, as a step toward repaying $10 billion of capital received last fall under the Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program.Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co are all hoping to repay their TARP money soon, in part to avoid pay restrictions that come attached to the funds. The U.S. Treasury is set to soon release guidelines about pay at major banks.Bank of America's Lewis was upbeat on the economy, saying he still expects to see signs of a turnaround in the second half of the year.But banks globally remain under pressure as rising unemployment and sinking house prices drive loan losses.In Europe, top banks continued to show the impact of the recession as companies and consumers are increasingly running into trouble.
Royal Bank of Scotland, now 70 percent state-owned, fell to a slim January-March loss after bad debts quadrupled to 2.9 billion and it took a 2.1 billion pound writedown on risky assets.(We expect) a slowdown in financial market activity compared with the very buoyant conditions seen in Q1,Chief Executive Stephen Hester said. Meanwhile, Germany's Commerzbank made an 861 million euro ($1.2 billion) loss in the quarter, after a 1.2 billion euro charge from the investment bank and a 54 million euro charge from its commercial real estate unit. The Frankfurt-based bank, which has been hit by writedowns on debt products related to the U.S. residential mortgage market, unveiled bullish targets as part of a planned overhaul, which included a reshuffle of its board. The DJ Stoxx Banking sector rose 2.2 percent to 182.2. The index has doubled in the past two months.(Additional reporting by Karey Wutkowski and David Lawder in Washington; Writing by Dan Lalor; Editing by Greg Mahlich and John Wallace)
Italy a nest of EU farm-subsidy millionaires,Germany has declined to publish its figures on farm subsidies spending (Photo: European Commission)ELITSA VUCHEVA
Today MAY 8,09 @ 09:23 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Companies in Italy received the biggest single payments from the EU's farm subsidies in 2008, with 180 of them provided with more than a million euros, a study released on Thursday (7 May) showed.Sugar producers Italia Zuccheri and Eridania Sadam were also the only two companies winning more than a €100 million each under the EU's Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), being awarded €139.8 and €125.3 million respectively, according to a study by Farmsubsidy.org – a cross-border network of journalists, reasearchers and campaigners pushing for more transparency in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.The only non-Italian company to rank among the top five farm-subsidy millionaires was Ireland's Greencore Group – a manufacturer and supplier of food and food ingredients – which came fourth, having received €83.4 million.Some 165 companies in Spain, 47 in the Netherlands, 38 in Portugal, 22 in Belgium, 21 in the UK and 12 in both Bulgaria and Romania received more than a million euros.In France – the top overall beneficiary of the CAP, with €10.4 out of the total €55 billion – 142 companies were granted more than a million.The Doux Group, which sells chicken products worldwide, was the biggest single recipient in the country, with €62.8 million and coming sixth in the overall millionaire ranking.
Altogether, the 707 millionaires received between five and 10 percent of the total amount of the CAP in 2008, said Farmsubsidy.org co-founder Nils Mulvad at a press conference in Brussels. He stressed however that full data from only 18 member states had been taken into account at this stage. Data from Cyprus, Germany, the Netherlands and Slovakia has not been included because these countries have not yet published data on farm subsidy beneficiaries or have made it very difficult to access the data they have published,the organisation said.It explained that information from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland would be added to the study as soon as the conversion of the sums into euros is finalised.
Most countries breaching the rules
The research also included an evaluation of member states' transposition of the European Commission's transparency rules that oblige governments to disclose information on farm funds recipients.Member states had until 30 April to publish information on the beneficiaries of farm subsidies for 2008, but the study found that only eight countries had fully complied with the rules.Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Romania, Slovenia and the UK were the only countries to implement the commission's transparency law well.Ten countries, including Spain and Ireland, but also a number of new member states such as Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia and Bulgaria, were clearly in breach of the regulations.Eight others – France, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Sweden – presented important deficiencies, likely to be in breach of the regulations.The organisation cited Hungary, Ireland and the Netherlands as being among a number of countries engaging in apparent deliberate obfuscation of their websites,saying that Hungary had presented its data in a totally unstructured PDF document of more than 13,000 pages.Poland was also cited as one bad example publishing only the names of the person applying for the subsidies and not of the companies, while the Netherlands was criticised for failing to provide a total amount for each recipient, making it difficult to find out how much a particular Dutch company has received.
Germany is the only member state refusing to publish its figures, arguing that it has legal constraints due to data protection laws in local districts. But the European Commission has refused to give Berlin an extension and has said it would start infringement procedures against the country if it does not fall into line.All 27 agreed on [the rules] and took this obligation ... You take an obligation, you have to stick to it. It is that simple, said Kristian Schmidt, deputy head of EU anti-fraud commissioner Siim Kallas' cabinet.He added the commission was quite disappointed by Germany's behaviour and its last-minute second thoughts.
ECB package includes first-time measures
ANDREW WILLIS Today MAY 8,09 @ 09:26 CET
The European central bank announced a multi-pronged attack on the recession on Thursday (7 May), cutting interest rates by a quarter point and unveiling plans to buy €60 billion worth of bonds held by euro area banks. The move appeared to follow the US federal reserve and the Bank of England which have already created new money this year in order to buy public and private sector assets, a process known as quantitative easing.But the bank's president, Jean-Claude Trichet, was adamant that the innovative move to buy covered bonds did not constitute quantitative easing, saying the exact details on how the bank will raise the money will be announced next month.Covered bonds have traditionally been considered some of the safest corporate bonds on the market as they are backed by mortgages or public sector loans. ECB governing council member and president of the German Bundesbank Axel Weber has opposed the move to take private sector risk onto the bank's balance sheet in the past, whereas other members such as Greece's George Provopoulos have supported the measure.Independently on Thursday, the Bank of England announced it would pump a further €56 billion into the British economy through the purchase of government and corporate bonds. British interest rates remained unchanged however. The ECB's quarter point interest rates cut bringing the bank's main lending rate to an historic low of just 1 percent.After the news was announced, many commercial banks around the euro area said they would pass the cut onto holders of tracker mortgages, helping reducing monthly mortgage repayments.
Others however said they would not be passing the cut on, claiming instead that they wished to protect individuals opting to save. Showing new signs of flexibility, Mr Trichet did not rule out the possibility of a further interest rate cut, marking a departure from previous statements in which he indicated 1 percent was the lowest the bank would go.While euro area rates have reached a new record low, they are still higher than those in the US which currently hover in a band between 0 - 0.25 percent. Both Britain and Japan also have lower rates on 0.5 percent and 0.1 percent respectively.In a further measure, the ECB announced it would extend its lending period to banks from 6 to 12 months and would starting lending to the European Investment Bank for the first time.The European Investment Bank was set up by the 1958Treaty of Rome, with the aim of lending money of support EU policy objectives especially the financing of projects in poorer regions. The news should bring some cheer to Eastern Europe that has been particularly badly hit by the crisis. The comprehensive package of measures announced on Thursday is more than many analysts had anticipated and reflect the ECB's gloomy assessment of the current economic situation.Mr Trichet said the first quarter of 2009 had been very bad and that the bank would revise down it growth forecasts next month.
U.S. jobless rate hits 25-year high By Lucia Mutikani MAY 08,09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employers cut 539,000 jobs in April, the fewest since October, according to government data on Friday that signaled the economy's steep decline may be easing.However, the Labor Department said the unemployment rate soared to 8.9 percent, the highest since September 1983, from 8.5 percent in March. Payrolls figures for March and February were revised to show job losses were 66,000 more than previously reported.Losses in April were tempered by a big 72,000 jump in government payrolls and overall, private sector employment fell by 611,000 last month.Still, the better-than-expected data was further confirmation that the intensity of the recession was starting to fade, with economic activity expected to gradually recover toward the end of the year.It's all going to add to the conviction that the economy is approaching bottom,said Pierre Ellis of Decision Economics in New York.U.S. stock index futures pared gains after the data, while government bond prices turned higher.
Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast non-farm payrolls dropping 590,000 in April. The unemployment rate had been forecast to rise to 8.9 percent from 8.5 percent in March.The labor market may have seen its worst months for job cuts. It will be a slow healing process, but improvement is expected to come by mid-year,said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo/Mitsubishi UFJ in New York.The report showed job losses across almost all sectors, although at a less steep pace than in the previous months.The manufacturing sector lost 149,000 jobs in April, after shedding 167,000 the prior month. Construction industries cut 110,000 jobs after losing 135,000 in March.The service-providing industry slashed 269,000 positions after eliminating 381,000 in March.
Payrolls in the education and health services sector increased by 15,000.
Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the economy has lost 5.7 million jobs, the department said.The length of the average work week was unchanged at 33.2 hours in April. Average hourly earnings edged up to $18.51 from $18.51.(Additional reporting by Ellen Freilich in New York; Editing by Andrea Ricci)
Pope expresses respect for Islam in Jordan By VICTOR L. SIMPSON, Associated Press Writer MAY 8,09
AMMAN, Jordan – Pope Benedict XVI expressed deep respect for Islam Friday and said he hopes the Catholic Church can play a role in Mideast peace as he began his first trip to the region, where he hopes to improve frayed ties with Muslims.The pope was met at the airport by Jordan's King Abdullah and praised the moderate Arab country as a leader in efforts to promote peace in the region and dialogue between Christians and Muslims.The pope rankled many in the Muslim world with a 2006 speech in which he quoted a Medieval text that characterized some of the Prophet Muhammad's teachings as evil and inhuman,particularly his command to spread by the sword the faith.The pope has already said he was deeply sorry over the reaction to his speech and that the passage he quoted did not reflect his own opinion.My visit to Jordan gives me a welcome opportunity to speak of my deep respect for the Muslim community, and to pay tribute to the leadership shown by his majesty the king in promoting a better understanding of the virtues proclaimed by Islam,Benedict said shortly after landing in Amman.But his past comments continue to fuel criticism by some Muslims.Jordan's hard-line Muslim Brotherhood said Friday before the pope arrived that its members would boycott his visit because he did not issue a public apology ahead of time as they demanded.Brotherhood spokesman Jamil Abu-Bakr said the absence of a public apology meant obstacles and boundaries will remain and will overshadow any possible understanding between the pope and the Muslim world.The Brotherhood is Jordan's largest opposition group. Although it commands a small bloc in parliament, it wields considerable sway, especially among poor Jordanians.
Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said the Vatican has made all possible clarifications, telling Associated Press Television News that we cannot continue until the end of the world to repeat the same clarifications.Despite the controversy, Benedict expressed hope his visit and the power of the Catholic church could help further peace efforts between Israelis and Palestinians.We are not a political power but a spiritual power that can contribute,Benedict told reporters on the plane before he landed in Amman.The pope will also visit Israel and the Palestinian territories during his weeklong tour.Jordan's king praised the pope and said the world must reject ambitious ideologies of division.We welcome your commitment to dispel the misconceptions and divisions that have harmed relations between Christians and Muslims,said Abdullah.The pope was also met at the airport by diplomats and Muslim and Christian leaders. A Jordanian army band equipped with bagpipes and drums played the Vatican and Jordanian national anthems before the pope and the king inspected the honor guard.Abdullah Abdul-Qader, a cleric at Amman's oldest mosque, told worshippers during Friday prayers to welcome the pope's visit.I urge you to show respect for your fellow Christians as they receive their church leader, said Abdul-Qader at the Al-Husseini mosque.
Christians make up 3 percent of Jordan's 5.8 million people.
Benedict's three-day stay in Jordan is his first visit to an Arab country as pope. During his time in the country, Benedict is scheduled to meet with Muslim religious leaders at Amman's largest mosque — his second visit to a Muslim place of worship since becoming pope in 2005. He prayed in Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque, a gesture that helped calm the outcry over his remarks. The pope is also expected to meet Iraqi Christians driven from their homeland by violence. About 40 young Iraqi refugees crowded into a tiny Catholic church in Amman on Friday, nervously practicing their last lesson before Benedict administers their first communion on Sunday.I really want to meet the pope,said Cecile Adam, an 11-year-old whose family fled Baghdad.I think he can do something to help Iraq because Jesus gave him a good position and Jesus wants us to be happy.Associated Press Writers Jamal Halaby and Dale Gavlak contributed to this report.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come (ROMANS IN AD 70) shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMANS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he( EU ROMAN, JEWISH DICTATOR) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:( 7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,( 3 1/2 YRS) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.James Paul Warburg appearing before the Senate on 7th February 1950
Like a famous WWII Belgian General,Paul Henry Spock said in 1957:We need no commission, we have already too many. What we need is a man who is great enough to be able to keep all the people in subjection to himself and to lift us out of the economic bog into which we threaten to sink. Send us such a man. Be he a god or a devil, we will accept him.And today, sadly, the world is indeed ready for such a man.
Palestinians seek papal pressure on Israel By DALIA NAMMARI, Associated Press Writer – Fri May 8, 4:56 am ET
JERUSALEM – Palestinian officials are using Pope Benedict XVI's visit next week to spotlight their disputes with Israel, and in doing so, are drawing criticism that they are playing politics with an event meant to bridge differences in the Holy Land.
Palestinian leaders this week made public a long-simmering dispute over Israeli plans to demolish part of a Catholic church that was allegedly built illegally. That followed an argument with Israel over a plan to host the pope in an outdoor theater the Palestinians were building alongside Israel's massive West Bank separation barrier.A Palestinian official said on Thursday that the plan has been scrapped due to Israeli pressure.The pope will start his five-day visit Monday after a stop in Jordan over the weekend. He said he will be visiting as a pilgrim of peace.On Wednesday, Rafiq Husseini, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, told a news conference the pontiff should come to see the suffering of the Palestinian people and not just to see the stones and historical churches in Palestine.Husseini said Palestinian officials would raise a list of grievances with the pope, including Israeli restrictions on access of Palestinian Muslims and Christians to places of worship in Jerusalem.Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor accused the Palestinians of trying to reap propaganda gains from the pope's visit.It will serve the cause of peace much better if this visit is taken for what it is, a pilgrimage, a visit for the cause of peace and unity,he said.During stops in Jerusalem, Nazareth and the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Benedict hopes to promote relations between Israelis and Palestinians and strengthen the church's frayed ties with Muslims and Jews. He is also expected to meet a small group of Catholics from Gaza in Bethlehem.
Hatem Abdel Qader, the Jerusalem affairs adviser to Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, has led the campaign to publicize the pending demolition order for two floors of dormitory housing built atop the Armenian Catholic Church in Jerusalem's Old City. The shrine is located in the Old City, along the Via Dolorosa, the path that tradition says Jesus took to his crucifixion.Abdel Qader said it is part of a bigger effort to draw attention to Israel's policy of demolishing illegally built homes and structures in Arab areas of Jerusalem.The Jerusalem municipality says the top floors of the church were built without a permit, and Israeli maintains all demolitions are strictly a legal matter. But Palestinians say it is almost impossible to obtain a building permit and the demolitions are meant to reinforce Israeli control over the disputed city.It's not only a case of houses. It's also a case of mosques and churches. It's not a political issue anymore. It's also a religious issue, said Abdel Qader.Abdel Qader did not explicitly say the pope's visit was behind his decision to announce the demolition order now, two years after Israeli authorities issued the order.But both Jerusalem City Hall and church officials said they have been working quietly to resolve the dispute and criticized Abdel Qader for taking the issue public. Both sides suggested the church would be able to seek retroactive approval for the additional floors, which contain rooms for monks and church workers.They have until November to either take down the additional structure themselves or to file for the additional permits,said mayoral spokesman Stephan Miller.
Another dispute arose last week over a Palestinian plan to receive Benedict in the Aida refugee camp in the West Bank, next to the towering cement wall that is part of Israel's separation barrier. The Palestinians say they chose the spot to highlight life under Israeli military occupation.Israel says the barrier separating the West Bank from Israel is a security measure needed to keep out Palestinian attackers. But Palestinians have denounced it as a land grab, since much of the barrier is located inside the West Bank, slicing off large chunks of land the Palestinians seek for an independent state.The Israeli government ordered the construction to stop, saying organizers in Aida lack the necessary permits and the site's proximity to the wall poses a security risk. On Thursday, Palestinian lawmaker Essa Qaraqie said the organizing committee had changed the spot to a U.N. school in the camp after huge Israeli pressure.Wadi Abu Nassar, a local spokesman for the pope, said the Roman Catholic Church is concerned that such disputes will overshadow the spiritual meaning of his trip.I urge all parties to collaborate to make this visit as successful as possible and not to abuse it,he said.
Palestinians give cool reception to Netanyahu plan By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press Writer – Thu May 7, 12:46 pm ET
JERUSALEM – Palestinian officials on Thursday gave a cool reception to a new Israeli plan to develop the West Bank economy, saying the initiative will make things worse if it is not accompanied by negotiations aimed at reaching a final peace accord.The skepticism from the Palestinians came just over a week before the new Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, heads to Washington for talks. Netanyahu, who took office in late March, is still formulating his foreign policy and is expected to present his vision for Mideast peace when he meets President Barack Obama.Netanyahu has resisted international calls to endorse the goal of forming a Palestinian state on lands currently controlled by Israel. The two-state solution is a centerpiece of American policy in the region.Netanyahu has argued that the Palestinians are not ready for independence. Instead, he has called for economic peace,a vaguely defined plan to boost the Palestinians' moribund economy to lay the groundwork for future peace talks.Netanyahu's office said late Wednesday that he would head a high-level committee that will work on developing the Palestinian economy and improving the quality of life in the West Bank.The committee will include Israel's finance and defense ministers and will soon begin work on several development projects in the West Bank, the statement said.
The Palestinians have greeted Netanyahu's economic plan with skepticism, saying it is little more than a delaying tactic to prevent them from gaining independence. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to plead his case at the White House in late May, shortly after Netanyahu's visit.Nabil Abu Rdeneh, a top aide to Abbas, said the coming weeks would be critical.We will see what Netanyahu presents to the Americans,he told The Associated Press. If he is committed to the two-state solution, then there is a chance to move forward. But if he insists on talking about the economic solution, then this will be a waste of time.Without moving on the political track ... it will not lead to peace or solutions,he added. On the contrary, it will make things worse.One of the biggest obstacles for peacemakers is the internal rivalry that has left the Palestinians divided between two governments — Abbas' pro-Western administration in the West Bank and the Hamas militant group's regime in the Gaza Strip. Hamas seized control of Gaza in June 2007 after routing Abbas' forces there.Hamas and Abbas' Fatah movement have held months of negotiations aimed at forming a unity government. But on Thursday, an Abbas aide signaled the talks had failed, saying the president would soon ask his prime minister to form a new government without Hamas.Abbas' prime minister, Salam Fayyad, stepped down in March to clear the way for the latest round of unity talks.The aide, Yasser Abed Rabbo, noted that the Egyptian-brokered talks have gone nowhere.If they continue like this, it could last for years,he said. Another round of talks is set for next week.The sides remain deadlocked over Fatah's insistence that Hamas yield to international demands to recognize Israel, renounce violence and accept existing agreements between Israel and the Palestinians.Early Thursday an Israeli soldier was killed during a clash with Palestinians in a West Bank village, the military said. He was identified as Sgt. Noam Rechter-Levi, 20. The military said he immigrated to Israel with his family from Canada 13 years ago. He was apparently killed by a bullet from his own rifle, but the circumstances were unclear.
WW3 THE 3 WAVES THAT MARCH TO ISRAEL
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south( EGYPT) push at him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) and the king of the north (RUSSIA AND MUSLIM HORDES OF EZEK 38+39) shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.(JORDAN)
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA 2ND WAVE OF WW3) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city,(JERUSALEM) and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.(200 MILES) (THE SIZE OF ISRAEL)
The Third and Final Wave of WW3 is when all Nations march to Jerusalem, but JESUS bodily returns to earth and destroys them,sets up his KINGDOM OF RULE FOR 1000 YEARS THEN FOREVER.
2ND WAVE CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THIS IS THE ATATURK DAM IN TURKEY,THEY CROSS OVER).
DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(IRAQ-SYRIA)
15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
WARS AND RUMURS OF WARS.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
Obama envoy warns NKorea on nuke test, urges talks By JAE-SOON CHANG, Associated Press Writer MAY 8,09
SEOUL, South Korea – President Barack Obama's top envoy for North Korea warned of consequences if the regime pushes ahead with a threatened atomic test and urged Pyongyang to instead return to dialogue with Washington to defuse nuclear tensions.
Stephen Bosworth arrived in Seoul from Beijing just hours after North Korea accused the Obama administration of harboring a hostile policy toward Pyongyang, saying it would expand its nuclear arsenal in response.Nothing would be expected from the U.S., which remains unchanged in its hostility toward its dialogue partner, North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried Friday by state media. The North will bolster its nuclear deterrent as it has already clarified.Bosworth urged North Korea —which shocked the world by conducting a nuclear test in 2006 — not to carry out another atomic test, as the communist regime has threatened to do in retaliation for U.N. sanctions its recent rocket launch.If the North Koreans decide to carry out a second nuclear test, we will deal with consequences of that. And there will be consequences, Bosworth told reporters, without elaborating.But we can't control at this stage what North Korea does. We certainly very much hope that they will not do a second nuclear test,he said.However, Bosworth said Washington is ready and willing to hold direct talks with Pyongyang.We would not interpret our policy as being hostile ... President Obama has stressed on numerous occasions that the door to dialogue remains open, he told reporters after talks with Seoul's foreign minister. He said he hopes Pyongyang realizes it is in their interest to continue dialogue and negotiation on a multilateral basis.Former President George W. Bush once refused direct talks with North Korea — a country that he termed as part of an axis of evil" —but agreed to allow an envoy engage in bilateral talks with North Koreans after Pyongyang conducted the nuclear test.While campaigning for the presidency, Obama went further and said he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il if it helps denuclearization. His administration has maintained support for the ongoing six-party nuclear negotiations, and Bosworth this week also offered direct talks between U.S. and North Korean envoys.
Analyst Paik Hak-soon at the Sejong Institute think tank said the North is trying to force Washington into higher-level direct talks in an attempt to reach a grand give-and-take deal. He said the regime appears to think the current envoy, Bosworth, is not senior enough.North Korea is applying maximum pressure on the United States to have bilateral talks in an attempt to restructure the entire nuclear game, Paik said, adding that Pyongyang appears to be seeking a higher-level envoy with more dealmaking power than Bosworth.Bosworth's trip to the region came as North Korea continued to ratchet up nuclear tensions following its controversial April 5 rocket launch.
Pyongyang characterized the launch as a successful bid to send a satellite into space. The U.S. and others saw it as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions barring the North from ballistic missile-related activity since the same technology can be used to fire an intercontinental missile mounted with nuclear arms.The U.N. Security Council condemned the launch and punished the regime by slapping sanctions on three North Korean firms.North Korea retaliated by quitting the nuclear negotiations, kicking out U.S. and U.N. inspectors and warning it may conduct nuclear or long-range missile tests if the U.N. and Washington refuse to apologize for the censure.South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper recently reported brisk activity has been detected at North Korea's nuclear test site, citing an unnamed South Korean government source. The report could not be confirmed.Pyongyang is believed to have enough plutonium to make at least a half-dozen atomic bombs but not the technology required to fit a nuclear warhead on a long-range missile. The impoverished, isolated regime agreed in 2007 to begin dismantling its nuclear program in exchange for 1 million tons of fuel oil and other concessions. Disablement began later that year, with Pyongyang blowing up the cooling tower at its main nuclear facility in June 2008 in a dramatic show of its commitment to denuclearization. But disablement came to a halt a month later as Pyongyang wrangled with Washington over how to verify its past atomic activities. The latest round of talks in December failed to push the process forward. Bosworth and nuclear talks envoy Sung Kim had no set plans to visit Pyongyang during his regional tour, which also includes stops in Tokyo and Moscow, the State Department said. Associated Press writers Christopher Bodeen in Beijing and Pamela Hess in Washington contributed to this report.
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW)and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY)of the north quarters, and all his bands:(SUDAN,AFRICA) and many people with thee.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.(RUSSIA-EGYPT AND MUSLIMS)
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they (MUSLIMS) have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south( EGYPT) push at him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) and the king of the north (RUSSIA AND MUSLIM HORDES OF EZEK 38+39) shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.(JORDAN)
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
3 A fire(NUCLEAR BOMB) devoureth before them;(RUSSIA-ARABS) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army,(RUSSIA,MUSLIMS) and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.(SIBERIAN DESERT)
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(NUCLEAR BOMB)
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
EU leaders soothe Russia over new eastern club
ANDREW RETTMAN 07.05.2009 @ 22:07 CET
EUOBSERVER / PRAGUE - EU leaders anointing a new club of ex-Soviet states in Prague on Thursday (7 May) assured Russia that the scheme will not damage its interests.This project is not against anybody, whoever thinks it is against somebody is wrong, EU foreign relations chief Javier Solana said at the closing press conference of the Eastern Partnership summit. We have explained this to the Russian leadership at many levels.The current political climate in Europe is not comparable to the Cold War era, Czech Prime Minister and summit host Mirek Topolanek explained.I used to live in the Soviet bloc and it wasn't of my own free will. These countries have decided to participate of their own free will, so I see a real difference there.The Eastern Partnership is a €600 million EU policy to build closer political and trade relations with Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia over several years.
Russia has criticised it on numerous occasions as creating new divisions in Europe.
There are those who may wish to present the invited participants with the choice: either you are with Russia, or with the European Union,Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said one day before the Prague event.
No Russian observers were invited to Thursday's talks.
But during the closed door discussion, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende underlined that under paragraph 12 of the Eastern Partnership declaration third countries [such as Russia]can take part in concrete Eastern Partnership projects.Belarus, which together with Armenia and Moldova, has the strongest ties with Moscow out of the group, made the same point.The country's deputy prime minister, Vladimir Semashko, said his country is a bridge between east and west and does not want to sign a political Association Agreement with the EU, let alone aspire to EU accession. He also declined to join in the summit family photo with the other 32 delegates. EU officials said the tour de table, full of diplomatic pleasantries, did not see any Russia-critical statements. Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili was the only exception, complaining about Russia's military expansion into his territory.The discussions floated the idea of holding the next 27 plus six Eastern Partnership summit in Hungary in Spring 2011, when Budapest has the EU chair.
The Czech Republic's Mr Topolanek appeared annoyed by suggestions that the absence of the French and British leaders on the day undermined the importance of the accord.It's really quite offensive to everyone who has participated. It was really quite a high-level team, he said. The Austrian PM could not come because he was ill, Mr Topolanek explained. The Czech leader, who steps down on Friday after a failed confidence vote, added that the new caretaker prime minister, Jan Fischer, should host the regular EU summit in June, instead of the eurosceptic Czech president Vaclav Klaus.I think all the other EU members share this [opinion], he said.
EU summit text loaded with eastern tension,Prague - home of the peaceful anti-Soviet Velvet Revolution in 1989 (Photo: pavelm)ANDREW RETTMAN 07.05.2009 @ 06:43 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Last minute tweaks to the Eastern Partnership summit declaration reveal EU unease over enlargement and immigration, as well as the complexities of old conflicts on the union's eastern frontier.An earlier Czech EU presidency text of 29 April referred to the 27 EU states plus Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia as European countries.It also spoke of visa-liberalisation.The latest document, rubber-stamped by EU diplomats in Brussels on Wednesday (6 May), renamed the six as Eastern European Partners and partner countries. It added that the visa move is a long-term goal.Germany and the Netherlands forced the changes, concerned that European countries sounds too pro-enlargement. The new language on visas is a far cry from pre-April Czech proposals, which spoke of visa-free travel. The tweaks might look unimportant but have serious implications. Polish and Ukrainian officials fear the new country nomenclature dampens Ukraine's dreams of getting an EU perspective in the next two years. The visa wording may see just a privileged few, such as diplomats or businessmen, one day freely enter the EU, while ordinary people struggle to, say, meet a friend in Madrid or try to build a better life in London.Meanwhile, Georgia and Azerbaijan failed to push in a clause that the 33 countries should respect each other's territorial integrity.The latest wording speaks of obeying the principles and norms of international law - a loose phrase that could see Belarus recognise Georgia rebels in South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states, entrenching Russia's military occupation of Georgia.It could also see Armenia maintain military support for the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in Azerbaijan, limiting EU options for building new gas pipelines in the South Caucasus.
But despite the upsets - French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday night had not confirmed if he will go to Prague on Thursday - the event will mark a victory for ex-Communist EU states keen to extend EU freedoms closer to Russia.The Eastern Partnership idea was born during informal talks between like-minded governments in Tallinn in mid-2007. The pace of progress, through European Commission blueprints to EU summit agreements in 2008, has been rapid by EU standards. If all goes well, the six states' political elites will in coming years forge new relationships with EU colleagues via abundant meetings. Free trade deals will ease the flow of money. And Europe's post-Cold War dividing lines will gently erode.The summit is just the start of the initiative, a Czech diplomat said. Moscow is quite negative about the Eastern Partnership. But frankly, that's a Russian problem. They see the world through a zero-sum lens. We do not.
Costing hearts and minds
The Russian problem may not be easy to brush off, however. Russia-linked emergencies -like the war in Georgia or the gas crunch in Ukraine - are already transforming the region faster than any EU policy.The EU visa wall, its scant help in the cruel recession and a lack of visible projects, such as EU-funded highways, are costing hearts and minds. Forty two percent of Ukrainians want to integrate with Russia, compared to 34 percent with the EU, the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) think-tank reports. The Eastern Partnership is a step forward. But it is still a typical EU solution - a long-term, technocratic instrument for a region full of short-term crises,the ECFR's Andrew Wilson said.
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THIS IS THE ATATURK DAM IN TURKEY,THEY CROSS OVER).
Turkey plays politics with EU pipeline scheme
ANDREW RETTMAN AND VALENTINA POP Today MAY 8,09 @ 17:04 CET
EUOBSERVER / PRAGUE - The EU risks continued energy dependency on Russia and a sharp rise in natural gas prices unless it unblocks EU accession talks with Turkey, Ankara indicated on Friday (8 May).At an energy summit in Prague, Turkish President Abdullah Gul signed a declaration promising to close an inter-governmental agreement (IGA) in June on building the Nabucco gas pipeline through his country.But he linked the IGA deal to the EU's opening the energy chapter of Turkey's accession negotiations, blocked by Cyprus due to a long-standing territorial dispute.In order to be more successful, it is of great importance that co-operation and solidarity exist on both sides," Mr Gul said. We believe the opening of the negotiations on the energy chapter will accordingly provide great benefits.The Nabucco pipeline, which cannot go ahead without the IGA, is a project to pump by 2020 25 billion cubic metres (bcm) a year of Caspian Sea basin gas directly to the EU, bypassing Russia. The pipeline would reduce the impact on the EU of any future Russian gas cut-offs and complicate Russian plans to put gas prices on a higher footing for the long-term. European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso in Prague on Thursday downplayed Turkey's Nabucco-accession link. He [Mr Gul] did not make any kind of conditionality,the commission president said.
The commission's ambassador to Turkey, Marc Pierini, speaking to press in Ankara the same day, was less diplomatic, however. Turkey is not formally linking Nabucco to Cyprus blocking the energy chapter in the Council [the EU member states' secretariat], but it is part of their understanding of the issue, he said. It is a political play within the Council.Ankara's negotiating position is weakened by the fact it needs extra Caspian gas as much as the EU, the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) told EUobserver.It's own gas use is growing. It consumed 16 bcm in 2002 and 37 bcm in 2008,the IEA's Ian Cronshaw said.Sixty three percent of its gas comes from Russia and they got cut off in the Ukrainian crisis as well, he added, referring to January's Russia-Ukraine gas crunch.
In a second niggle at the Prague summit, world number four gas owner Turkmenistan did not sign the EU declaration pledging future gas volumes for Nabucco.Turkmenistan sent its number two official, Tachberdy Tagiev, to Prague, and two days before the summit released a political prisoner, Mukhametkuli Aymuradov, auguring well for EU relations. But it did not put pen to paper on the day. Azerbaijan [which did sign] is a European country which has European aspirations. Turkmenistan is a Central Asian country that doesn't have such aspirations, so that's where I would look for the reason,Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said. The political question marks hanging over Nabucco and other pipelines in the Southern Corridor region are preventing EU energy companies, such as Germany's RWE, from moving ahead with contracts.What is very helpful is a unified political signal supporting the idea of a Southern Corridor in general," RWE spokesman Michael Rosen told this website.