Trans Pacific Partnership discussion & community QA with Keith Ellison, IATP & MN Fair Trade Coalition. Malaysia Round starts July 15

I was glad to help publish live video from a panel and community discussion about the controversial and incredibly dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership secret treaty now being developed by corporate weasels and a trade representative unit of the White House, with almost all of Congress barred from reviewing the document.


US Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN5) spoke out against the TPP as a secret process saying it should be occurring in public. Josh Wise from MN Fair Trade Coalition did a great job emceeing the panel and covering a lot of detailed ground including the intellectual property leaked provisions of the draft treaty of doom. (FB MN Fair Trade)

One of them, Jim Harkness, was from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, which has achieved a lot of laudable changes in trade for small communities around the world, and non-gazillionaires in general. Unedited Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Nmry3Hm_0

Full video unedited. Sorry about the bad sound sync. This video is licensed: CREATIVE COMMONS WITH ATTRIBUTION. Please Remix!! :)

Also I was able to get in the last question on the QA, proposing Rep. Ellison should post a bill to US Congress that would make it illegal for the trade representative to hold any secret documents longer than one month, which would neatly solve the authoritarian secret treaty problem, and enable all Americans to participate in US diplomatic policy processes on a far more equal basis than the current situation :)TPP_WhySoSecret.jpg

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FB: Keith Ellison explains the TPP: The largest corporate power grab you've never heard of!

LINX:U.S. Senator calls for more transparency around the Trans-Pacific Partnership | OpenMedia.ca

Home | Our Fair Deal

Senator Warren Presses White House to Release Pacific Trade Text - Businessweek

Time for transparency - why don’t Canadian representatives have same access to crucial TPP drafts as their U.S. counterparts? | OpenMedia.ca

Canada’s two-tier approach to trade talks: Geist | Toronto Star

Digital Rights Groups Shut Out of Secret TPP Negotiations | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Take Action - petition

Reassess Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - Columnist - New Straits Times

The BRAD BLOG : Rep. Grayson Warns About Details of Classified 'Trans-Pacific Partnership' Agreement

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): 18th Round of TPP Negotiations Set for Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia -- July 15-24, 2013 | Office of the United States Trade Representative - OFFICIAL SITE

Warren on Trans-Pacific Partnership: If people knew what was going on, they would stop it | The Raw Story

LEAKED DOCS FROM LAST JUNE: U.S. trade proposal would let corporations overrule laws | The Raw Story

Alan Grayson On Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Secrecy Hides 'Assault On Democratic Government' - way to go Alan! Glad he's throwing some punches on this crap.

Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits | Democracy Now! - JUNE 6 2013

The Obama administration is facing increasing scrutiny for the extreme secrecy surrounding negotiations around a sweeping new trade deal that could rewrite the nation’s laws on everything from healthcare and Internet freedom to food safety and the financial markets. The latest negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were recently held behind closed doors in Lima, Peru, but the Obama administration has rejected calls to release the current text. Even members of Congress have complained about being shut out of the negotiation process. Last year, a leaked chapter from the draft agreement outlined how the TPP would allow foreign corporations operating in the United States to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its rulings.

We discuss the TPP with two guests: Celeste Drake, a trade policy specialist with the AFL-CIO, and Jim Shultz, executive director of the Democracy Center, which has just released a new report on how corporations use trade rules to seize resources and undermine democracy. "What is the biggest threat to the ability of corporations to go into a country and suck out the natural resources without any regard for the environment or labor standards? The threat is democracy," Shultz says. "The threat is that citizens will be annoying and get in the way and demand that their governments take action. So what corporations need is to become more powerful than sovereign states. And the way they become more powerful is by tangling sovereign states in a web of these trade agreements."

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement & copyright. "Many of the same special interests that pushed for legislation like SOPA and PIPA have special access to this forum—including privileged access to the text as well as US negotiators."

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Lots more info:: Trans-Pacific Partnership

Anyway leave it there for now. BIG DEAL, PEOPLE!! This is from the "secret government" if anything is, and will supersede whole swaths of the Constitution and assorted natural rights of people around much of the world Shock doctrine par excellence.

Can Has Wargame, "Southland" Pre-scripting the Libya War: Exercise Southern Mistral prepped the planes - just needed to load new targets & fuel - a new Vigilant Guardian or Amalgam Virgo?

"Is this real world or exercise??"
--A memorable quote from air traffic controller on 9-11

Logistically speaking, how the hell did the West start bombing Libya so quickly? A French/NATO military exercise (aka wargame) called Southern Mistral was scheduled for almost the exact same time. Are wargames or exercises a way to create the future using logistics? To manipulate the available courses of action to policymakers?

Let's step back for a sec to consider the shady alternative history of wargames in the last decade.


Pre-Scripting, Wargames and Science Fiction Too! A Quality Tangent...

In June 2001 a NORAD field training exercise called Amalgam Virgo was designed to test US operations against aircraft terrorism, and of course most 9-11 skeptics know that an array of wargames including Vigilant Guardian and FEMA's Tripod II were going on around 9-11. Michael Ruppert knocked this one out of the park originally.

Paraphrasing the classic explanation on oilempire.us, The wargames caused many fighter jets to be in Canada instead of in normal locations on the east coast, where they should have been able to intercept the hijacked planes. Also the wargames work by 'injecting' radar blips for pretend aircraft, so the wargames could have caused so many fake blips that the "good military" couldn't find the real planes.

Additionally new lols have surfaced regarding Canadian & UK role in 9-11, as portrayed in the recent video "Is it Live or is it Livery?" by the AbelDanger.net guys. (Their material is quite interesting but they can't write an introductory paragraph for jack :-P ) They even added more material about Blips on Thursday! AbelDanger points out the overlooked shady Livery Guilds of the City of London have been an organized factor for British power & banking for many centuries. I'd love to make a fictionalized account of their role in things.... anyway back to wargames!

One of the weirder notions in the world of alternative news and conspiracyLols is the idea of 'pre-scripting', wherein notions and events are introduced as fiction into popular culture. Wargames like Amalgam Virgo, and TV shows & movies produced with government support (ie Michael Bay films etc) can all fit in to this pre-scripting idea all too easily. Sadly, the fantasy TV series '24' worked as pre-scripting on all kinds of government officials, indoctrinating them into the false principles of torture.

Arguably this is what guys near the Fabian Socialist utopian scene such as Aldous Huxley, Orson Welles, and before him HG Wells, were really all about. Science fiction was a way to create a vision of the future through seemingly benign public entertainment, to essentially prepare the minds of the public for the once unthinkable.

Aldous' brother Julian Huxley was a classic scheming globalist - in his piece "UNESCO: its purpose and its philosophy" (1947) he apparently wrote (and I'd love to find the full text of this beaster):

“Thus even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that now is unthinkable may at least become thinkable.” (Huxley, UNESCO)

via this fun essay on the same lines: The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship (Part Two) | Phillip D. Collins.

The wargames and constant exercises are an indicator of the restless nature of the military complex, and they reflect its goals and aspirations. Just ask anyone living near American exercises by Russia or China how the operations make them feel.


In March 2011, a massive French wargame called Southern Mistral was all set to launch, but they had to go off and bomb Libya at almost the exact same time instead. US Rep. Dennis Kucinich rightly announced how sketchy he thinks this is. (However no one cares about Kucinich, Libya or the debt ceiling because someone in Congress was Sexting! Sexting I tells ya!)

I am reposting the 2 main articles from GlobalResearch.ca because it's damn important to understanding what's going on. Thanks to the indefatiguable Prof. Chossudovsky for laying this one out.

Scenario - Here's the English version of the official Mistral site - (which runs Joomla sadly): Welcome to Southern Mistral 11


SOUTHLAND : Dictatorship responsible for an attack against France's national interests.  

FRANCE : Makes the decision to show its determination to SOUTHLAND (under United Nations Security council resolution n°3003).

UNITED-KINGDOM : Allied country as determined in the bilateral agreement. The United Kingdom supports France through the deployment of its air assets.

NAVARRE : Allied country giving clearance to French and British aircraft to overfly its territory.


OK so basically France is testing bombing the shit out of some country to the South based on a UNSC resolution. I am Jack's lack of surprise. I'll trim out the 'scenario' part of his article as it's the same as above ^

When War Games Go Live: "Staging" a "Humanitarian War" against "SOUTHLAND" Under an Imaginary UN Security Council Resolution 3003

by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky - April 16 2011

Military operations of this size and magnitude are never improvised. The war on Libya as well as the armed insurrection were planned months prior to the Arab protest movement...

Libya, 19 March 2011. "No Fly Zone" under UN Security Council Resolution 1973: A "Humanitarian War" is Launched.

We were led to believe that the protest movement in Egypt and Tunisia had spread to Libya.

The insurrection in Libya was presented as a spontaneous response to a wave of pro-democracy activism which had swept the Arab World.  

In turn, we were led to believe that "the international community" decided in response to these unfolding events, to "protect the lives of civilians" and refer the matter to the United Nations Security Council.

The media then reported that it was only once the UN Security Council had adopted Resolution 1973, that the US and NATO member countries took the decision to intervene militarily in Libya under the "No Fly Zone"...




Read carefully  ["   " indicate quotation  from "The Southern Mistral 2011" War Games, Scenario)]  

On November 02 2010, more than four months prior to the onset of Operation Odyssey Dawn, France and the UK announced the conduct of war games under Operation "SOUTHERN MISTRAL 2011" against "AN IMAGINARY COUNTRY' called "SOUTHLAND", living under a "DICTATORSHIP" which allegedly "was responsible for an attack against France's national interests".  

The Franco-British (humanitarian) air operation against "SOUTHLAND" was to be carried out pursuant to an IMAGINARY "UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO: 3003".

The war games were scheduled to start on March 21, 2011. THESE FRANCO-BRITISH WAR GAMES NEVER TOOK PLACE. OPERATION "SOUTHERN MISTRAL" WENT LIVE ON MARCH 19, 2011 (two days prior to the scheduled date).

Below is the exact quote and colors from the Franco-British war games website which is hosted by France's Air Force:

"SOUTHLAND : Dictatorship responsible for an attack against France's national interests.   

FRANCE : Makes the decision to show its determination to SOUTHLAND (under United Nations Security council resolution n°3003).

UNITED-KINGDOM : Allied country as determined in the bilateral agreement. The United Kingdom supports France through the deployment of its air assets." (Commandement de la défense aérienne et des opérations aériennes, Southern Mistral 2011:  Scenario)  

The war games were scheduled to take place from the 21st to the 25 March 2011.

"Six Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s, one tanker Vickers VC-10 and one Boeing E3D will be deployed together with French Air force Mirage 2000Ds, 2000Ns and 2000Cs operating with a fleet of around thirty aircraft including helicopters, Boeing tankers and Awacs radar aircraft.

Air Raid Southern Storm will be commanded and controlled by the National Air Operations Centre (CNOA) of Lyon Mont-Verdun air base (BA 942).

An Air Operations Cell deployed at Nancy air base (BA 133) will follow in real time all the air missions and reproduce the air raids.

Simultaneously, Paratrooper Commando Air 20 (CPA20) will receive its British counterpart in Dijon: the RAF Regiment. Together they will train for air base protection missions on operational theatres in compliance with what is achieved today in Afghanistan.

Furthermore, RAF Regiment members will train in Captieux to helicopters’ air policing measures. These specific procedures are implemented on a daily basis by the Quick reaction Alert FAF air defence helicopters to intervene against “slow movers”."

"An adapted scenario was developed for the exercise.

Based on Western geography, France mostly, an imaginary country was created: SOUTHLAND. An artificial border was drawn inside France to simulate this country."


"OPERATION SOUTHERN MISTRAL" = "Operation Odyssey Dawn"

"SOUTHLAND" = "Libya"

"Security Council Resolution 3003"   = "Security Council Resolution 1973".

"DICTATORSHIP" = "Qadhaffi Regime"

Under the war games scenario Security Council Resolution 3003 was proposed by France, whereas "the real life" UN Security Council Resolution 1973 was proposed by France, the UK and Lebanon.

The only difference of substance is that "SOUTHLAND" (aka Libya), the so-called imaginary Southern country for the war games was inserted inside the territory of Southern France (See Map above THE UK IS GREEN, FRANCE IS BLUE, SOUTHLAND IS RED AND NAVARRE IS ORANGE). (Navarre 'Navarra" designates a region of Northern Spain).

The imaginary location of this imaginary Southern country called "SOUTHLAND" was not really an issue, because the war games were postponed...     

The French Air Force announced (in English) the "Suspension of exercise Southern Mistral 2011 [against SOUTHLAND]... Due to the current international events [BOMBING OF LIBYA], exercise Southern Mistral has been suspended."  Suspension of exercise Southern Mistral 2011. The French version uses the term Mise en veille which means "put on standby" (Mise en veille de l’exercice Southern Mistral 2011). THE OPERATION WAS NOT "PUT ON STANDBY": THE BRITISH AND FRENCH WAR PLANES WHICH WERE TO BE DEPLOYED AS PART OF OPERATION "SOUTHERN MISTRAL" INCLUDING FRANCE'S MIRAGE 2000 AND BRITAIN'S TORNADO GR4A WERE SENT TO BOMB LIBYA.

France's Mirage 2000 used in Operation Odyssey Dawn against Libya,
slated to be used in the Southern Mistral war games agains "Southland".  

Royal Air Force Tornado GR4A slated to be deployed in
the Southern Mistral war games against "Southland".

What can be said regarding these war games, the attacks on Libya and United Nations Security council resolutions 3003 and 1973?....

We invite our readers to think and reflect on the logic of military planning.

Military operations of this size and magnitude are never improvised. The war on Libya as well as the armed insurrection were planned months prior to the Arab protest movement.

....[ends with quotes from Kucinch below]


Dennis Kucinich sez: November 2010 War Games: "Southern Mistral" Air Attack against Dictatorship in a Fictitious Country called "Southland"

On November 2, 2010 France and Great Britain signed a mutual defence treaty, which included joint participation in "Southern Mistral" (www.southern-mistral.cdaoa.fr), a series of war games outlined in the bilateral agreement. Southern Mistral involved a long-range conventional air attack, called Southern Storm, against a dictatorship in a fictitious southern country called Southland. The joint military air strike was authorised by a pretend United Nations Security Council Resolution. The "Composite Air Operations" were planned for the period of 21-25 March, 2011. On 20 March, 2011, the United States joined France and Great Britain in an air attack against Gaddafi's Libya, pursuant to UN Security Council resolution 1973.

Have the scheduled war games simply been postponed, or are they actually under way after months of planning, under the name of Operation Odyssey Dawn? Were opposition forces in Libya informed by the US, the UK or France about the existence of Southern Mistral/Southern Storm, which may have encouraged them to violence leading to greater repression and a humanitarian crisis? In short was this war against Gaddafi's Libya planned or a spontaneous response to the great suffering which Gaddafi was visiting upon his opposition?

Members of the United States Congress are wondering how much planning time it took for our own government, in concert with the UK and France, to line up 10 votes in the Security Council and gain the support of the Arab League and Nato, and then launch an attack on Libya without observing the constitutional requirement of congressional authorisation.

Libya was attacked, we have been told, because Gaddafi allegedly had killed 6,000 of his own people. But is this true? It should be remembered that in 2006, a full 18 years after the Lockerbie bombing, the US lifted sanctions against Libya, which was welcomed back into the international fold.

Now, as Gaddafi faces armed internal opposition backed by a UN Security Council resolution and faces powerful external opposition backed by the military of the US, the UK and France, he is told he must give up power. But to whom? What is the end game?

The US has been dancing around the regime change issue, (since that is not sanctioned by the UNSC Resolution) but as in most cases one has to watch where the bombs are falling to determine whether or not regime change is the policy.

The newest argument for regime change is that if he is not ousted Gaddafi can be expected to attempt Lockerbie-type retaliation against the west in response to the attacks seeking to oust him.

This bloody enterprise is beginning to sound a lot like Iraq: "Saddam was killing his own people, will kill his people, or will kill us if we don"t get him first."

So did the Bush Administration pump up the fears of the American people that we were next, that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and had the intention and capability of attacking the United States.

The Iraq war begins its ninth year at a long term cost to US taxpayers of in excess of $3 trillion.The intelligence making the case for the war was "sexed up". President Bush and Vice President Cheney made a false case for war. An expensive lie. In the name of saving the people of Iraq, we bombed the country, invaded, changed the regime and it is still a carnival of death. In the end it was China, not involved in the war, which received a multi-billion oil deal.

The war in Afghanistan, with no end in sight, has already run a decade and will inevitably cost trillions.

The war against Libya will cost the US $1 billion for the first week.

But we in America are being assured that since Nato is taking over, our role will change. In addition to funding the Libyan war from our own Pentagon resources, the US provides 25% of the funding of Nato, the UK 9.1%, France 8.72%. For all intents and purposes the coalition is handing control of the war over – to itself.

As the funding switches to Nato, we in the US will get the Libyan war at a 75% discount, and our allies in the UK and France will have to pay considerable sums from their own treasuries for a war which is sure to cost billions. Of the 28 members of Nato, I think of Iceland which provides 0.0450 of Nato's military budget. If member nations are assessed accordingly, poor Iceland, whose economy has imploded, will pay $45m for each billion spent on the war in Libya.

Expensive membership dues.

This sleight-of-hand-over to NATO is an attempt to quell popular dissent to the war by making it appear that no one nation is taking up the burden of saving Libya. But it will beg more questions such as who or what is the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and how did they work their way from the North Atlantic to the Gulf of Sidra, not to mention in Afghanistan on the Chinese border?

This war is wrong on so many fronts. The initial stated purpose, protecting Libyan civilians, will soon evaporate as it becomes clear that the war has accelerated casualties and enlarged a humanitarian crisis. Debates over the morality of intervention will give way to a desperate search for answers as to how and when do we get out, and how and why did we get in.

Dennis Kucinich is a Democrat congressman and former presidential candidate

Dennis J Kucinich is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Dennis J Kucinich .


Anyhow that's about the most concrete example of wargame pre-scripting I've seen in years, if evar. They who control the past, control the future. The wargames can go live at any time.

A New Week of Link Dump: Gnosis Whacks Gawker; Federal Reserve GigaScam; Economic Collapse Notes; Smart Money, Dumb Money; UK Crackups; Wikileaks Linx; Random Health News

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Good luck, duder (AP)

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One Drupal to rule them all | Dries Buytaert //

8 steps for Drupal 8 | Dries Buytaert // Re-launch on Drupal 7 - first impressions | robknight.org.uk

PLANET SAVE FAIL - Cancún Carbon Scam REDD+ ! World Bank chief to launch carbon market fund | Reuters even though the American Carbon Market has mercifully crumbled. Our friends from Mobile Broadcast News, Glassbead & Klamath Media went to check it out! YouTube - Planet Save Fail // Planet Save FAIL a COP16 deconstruction

YouTube - Robert Zoellick President of the World Bank Speaks at COP16 // YouTube - Soham Baba, Lessons in Manipulating the Indigenous - COP16. More at MobileBroadCastNews.com. REDD+ is a horrible plan to create treaty-level corporate 'partnerships' capturing all forests from indigenous people, who came out to protest it in great numbers. Sadly no other media roundups are really covering what REDD+ is. Spotlight Cancun: Kyoto Protocol Post Mortem

Microwaves are trouble: Microwave News ~ Home Page

Dead Bees EPA Coverup: Leaked Memo Sheds Light on Mysterious Bee Die-Offs and Who's to Blame | Food | AlterNet

Walmart nightmare: Attention, Walmart Shoppers: Big Sis Wants You to Spy on One Another by John W. Whitehead

NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY STILL ALIVE: I-69 Trans Texas Corridor rattling around: Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom :: TURF - Defending citizens’ concerns about Toll Roads & the Trans Texas Corridor - Trans Texas Corridor TTC-69 resurrected

Dumb Republicans in Wisconsin! NoTrain.com - Stop The Train


A bit of fun with the weird back history of occult goings-on in early 20th Century Britain:

The Magical Battle of Britain | Features | Fortean Times

The Society of Inner Light

Illuminati News: Hermetic Imagination: The Effect of the Golden Dawn on Fantasy Literature (1992)

Illuminati News: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis - The Occult Overtones in Their Writings

The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

The Golden Dawn - classic book about.

Transhumanist Mormons?! The Rise of Techno-Gods: The Merging of Transhumanism and Spirituality


IEEE Spectrum: Ray Kurzweil's Slippery Futurism

Maybe There is Hope for Silicon Valley (and the World) After All - Singularity U.

A Bit of Brainwashing: Highlights for Adults: Part 33: Alters Frankie and Alice

Fun with weirdness and Admiralty Law: United States Code: Title 28,3002. Definitions | LII / Legal Information Institute <- sez the US is a 'Federal corporation'. -NOTICE TO PUBLIC SERVANTS-

The United States Isn't a Country — It's a Corporation!

Nice music: Core News — Breakcore – Jungle – Drum and Bass – Dubstep – and other sweet music styles

A few more misc:

An Insider’s Account of How the Bush Administration Cooked the Books on Iraq : NO QUARTER

What’s the Real Story Behind Home Land Security Shutting Down Hip Hop Websites? « Davey D's Hip Hop Corner-(The Blog)

The Prisoner: A Fable – InDigest Magazine <- Lech wrote a story!

Alright that's your homework for this week! Get Crackin!

Infowars & Elite Deviance from Archbishop Romero to Wikileaks: "The corruption of the press is part of our sad reality, and it reveals the complicity of the oligarchy"

“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nothing hidden that will not be made known. Everything you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight; what you have whispered in locked rooms will be proclaimed from the rooftops.”

– Luke 12:2-3 - (WikiLuke?)

Teh Latest from Teh Rooftops => Cable Viewer DEC9 edition!

Things gettin hairy for the plutocratz in merry ol England - some shout "Off with their heads!"


"I thought it was mad of them to head up Regent Street, because there were thousands of protesters at the top of the street, and the car was heading straight into them" - Protesters Attack Car Carrying Prince Charles - NYT

A lot of people have tipped their hands lately. Like an ocean pulling back to reveal slimy critters on the rocks, the Wikileaks diplomatic cables revealed how closely linked the top international political echelons (and for that matter, grubby royals like the Houses of Saud and Windsor) are with their chums in the press. ('chum' as leftover fish guts, mostly).

The indispensable & indefatigable Mr Greenwald has The crux of the WikiLeaks debate and myriads of other fun posts and argumentations about Wikileaks laying bare our beloved elite deviant masters. My favorite analysis came from Andrew Gavin Marshall on good ol GlobalResearch.ca: Wikileaks and the Worldwide Information War. The most baller has been Guardian; shadiest = NYTimes: After 12 days of WikiLeaks cables, the world looks on US with new eyes .


We all got a lot of lulz from Operation Payback and the Anonymous scheme, but after about the 2nd or 3rd day it seems like people realized that this so-called 'cyberwar' or 'infowar' could inspire the cybergoons and Epic Porktarians to obtain moar countless billions of freshly misprinted Dollaz from The Ben Bernank to wreck the whole Internets and make like 1000 Powerpoint slides that would convince ignorant baby boomers to shut down Twitter and every remaining Web Forum forevar. MOAR: Wikileaks: Anonymous stops dropping DDoS bombs, starts dropping science - Boing Boing.

Interesting week!

Fortunately it looks like the Anon squad has wrapped their collective head around this problem reasonably quickly and so it was pro-offered earlier on Thursday that a much sounder long-term strategy of nitpicking, diplomatic cable copyings and propagation would be better than carrying on the Festivities of blocking faceless corporate blobs like Visa et al.

Pushing out the cables, more so than DDoS lulz, truly makes the powerful sweat: punishing the random people who have to use Paypal.com because electronic payments is entirely 'collateral damage'. As we now learn, payment processors are a nasty little power cartel indeed, with State Department diplomatic fixers even trying to maintain their man-in-the-middle ripoff monopolies in places like Russia.

Best quote, and the only good use of "cyber" I've seen in years: Guardian - Bryce Lowry said: "Assange is a cyber bushranger: a renegade taunter of authority and inspiration to many who marvel at his daring to challenge the status quo."

Federal Reserve GigaCoverup Revealed but Who Cares: It's too bad the Wiki news distracted from the amazing pile of insanity at the Federal Reserve, who apparently loaned out a hizzity-gajillion dollars on the ol American Taxpayer Credit Card to sleazy and dumb-as-rocks European Bankers. It was hard as hell for Ron Paul and Alan Grayson to pry this dirty laundry out of the hub of the Great Criminal Banker Syndicate and the damn Wikileaks buzz lets the media toss the whole story in the bin. MOAR: Are The Federal Reserve’s Crimes Too Big To Comprehend? - BlackListed News

Operational Bandwidth of the Media: A dominant factor here. You don't quite get it if you haven't worked a bit in the field. No journalist has any time. So perfectly obvious stories (not "Conspiracies©") never get any coverage. This is the dominant reality at the MN State Capitol for example. Once the media has seemed disinterested, then the participants feel free to carry on in a more 'conspiratorial' way - with only the nitpickers and lolcats remaining to blow the secrecy away.

For powerful reasons (i.e. faux objectivity) that aren't obvious, journalists need to work within certain ready made narrative forms to comply with capital-J Journalism requirements. But everyone has been laid off. And advertisers don't want downer nitpicky shit next to their happy images. This means there is no 'bandwidth' or wide array of parallel journalistic operations available to run continuously. The net only has a few threads to catch what's passing by.

It seems like there are only like 30 paid working fulltime journalists in America who have a big mainstream platform to nosh on the most basics, and of these, like 10 of them are actually any fun, or have any sense of daring. So it's impossible for these 10 to 30 cool cats to do the heavy lifting and come up with catchy hooks for the editors. In the NY Times, you're left with nothing left but catchy hooks - any meat is of course below Paragraph 12.

And thus, the tide of garbage has kept piling, and piling and piling, to the point we are vaulting headfirst towards a degenerate & bankrupt Banana Republic stage. The strong tonic of GigaLeaks is certainly one of few remaining battering rams...

I've become trapped in loosely tossed-around metaphors & Better Wind this Up...

LinkBits: Latest WikiLeaks US embassy cables: live updates | News | guardian.co.uk

The Romero quote comes from Daniel Ellsberg's press release. Pentagon Papers' Daniel Ellsberg And Other Ex-Intelligence Officers "See Plusses In WikiLeaks" Disclosures | zero hedge

RONPAUL - stickin to his principles re Wikileaks! YouTube - Lying is Not Patriotic - Secrets Released Raise Questions in the House by Congressman Ron Paul.

Sibel makes a list of fun elements for items from Wikileaks Santa expectable from Turkey's always amusing Deep State - Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs Post.

Cautionary: kind of a Meh argument but really, they shouldn't be able to force commercial providers to do this bullshit without a court order, no more of this ugly & thuggish executive branch hustling garbage: The Anonymous group is taking aim at the wrong target | Technology | guardian.co.uk. Clay Shirky: Wikileaks and the Long Haul « Clay Shirky.

Assange made a deal w Israel? Rebuttal to Article Alleging that Wikileaks CEO "Made a Deal with Israel" Over Cables : Indybay and the earlier rather damning WikiLeaks 'struck a deal with Israel' over diplomatic cables leaks : Indybay. We'll have to see if the Rachel Corrie, 2006 Lebanon war etc actually turn up.

Stuff about India & Pak: Wikileaks Leak About India, Israel And Afghanistan | PakNationalists.com | Home Of Pakistani Nationalists Online

Intel searching for wikileaks in Herndon Virginia! lulz fX5Ay.jpg (1016×1744)

COP16 - Indy crew is making Awesome videos in Cancún Mexico at the COP16 Conference. Check ems here. YouTube COP16. The capitalization of all forests is currently attempted, shady people including the Walmart CEO are involved in some repellent neocapitalist greenwashing scheme/scam called REDD REDD+: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

NYT: Liberal Jews as not 'real' Jews - J Street shunned by donors etc. A sad scenario here - Jewish kids with decent values learning to check their liberalism at the door of Zionism, as the columnist puts it. The 'Real Jew' Debate - NYTimes.com

Tabs on Walmart & etc - The Walmart Homeland Security Industrial Complex is a sickening beast, and when various hammers fall, Walmart's distribution network is ready for any unspeakable horrors or other modes of replacing once vibrant & reasonably self-sustaining communities with hordes of cornsyrup addled debt slaves.... Well the Homeland Security videoscreen thing is really a new height for Doom.

Some poor bastard posted this on youtube (hat tip Gary Franchi aka Camp Fema film guy) "I worked in Mal-Wart loss prevention,went to a regional meeting and was told that the Co. has more personal data on Americans than all US miltiary intel,CIA,FBI and NSA combined,additionally they were responsible for collecting 50cents of every retail dollar spent in the US.This is an evil corp.and we will see true corporatism(Fascism) begin with them."

True enough. YouTube - Everyone Is a Suspect at Walmart - DHS

Raw Milk fascists - Joint Milk Terrorism Task Force what? A few details aboot: Search warrant served on raw milk in Minnetonka | Grand Forks Herald

I have worked on this subject a bit but don't have enough of the picture determined. I know for a fact the lawyers at the Department of Agriculture are totally confused about hazy wording of actual MN Statutes in question, but that never stops the G-Men when they've got momentum.

MN Department of Agriculture is party to a full blown Joint Terrorism Milk Task Force type jalopy spanning California to Pennsylvania, the hardcore fascist grain - erm texture - of food control freak-ism. Like with Walmart, the feds are pathologically incapable of culturing diverse commercial environments, with the only alternative as topdown elite controlled monocultures and the ruthless pillaging of all smaller & independent units.

The FDA and USDA are infested with a fatally obsolete & flawed ideology best thought of as "The War on Bacteria" which like the Wars on Drugs and Terror, are totally insane, unwinnable and Designed To Fail Expensively and Profitably For Someone, Including The Usual Suspects.

They believe that sterilized 'dead' food is the only safe type, and fermentations, cultures, etc., have to all be annihilated. The only winners are gigantic agricultural processing corporations that eat their competition through price fixing, and since everyone hates their bland, toxic products and wants alternatives, the next step is the ruthless elimination, defamation & terrorizing of these alternatives.

On the other hand I can't speak to the quality of the Hartmann's unpasteurized raw milk, but it is Hartmann's Constitutional Right in Minnesota to sell products of his home or garden with no license required. Period.

The MN Department of Health is keeping the hell away from this one. It is coordinated by friends of the Esoteric Milk Price Fixing Racket which is controlled from Chicago by an Arbitrary Block of Cheese - the rather apocalyptically lethal FDA, which kills more Americans than terrorism, sharks & bee stings combined, is behind all of this.

This is a huge story really, a tip of an iceberg, and certainly related to the "Die Hippie Farmer Scum" S510 bill of Doom.

MoarScams: RINO's Stock Price Plunges Into Muddy Waters As Research Report Claims Stock Is Scam | zero hedge

How Sen. Dodd empowered Fed to assume AIG's toxic assets | McClatchy

End This Fed » New Deal 2.0 - nifty article from Alan Grayson's aide who really helped tee up some epic Youtubeable coverup moments. A nice article.

Are The Federal Reserve’s Crimes Too Big To Comprehend? - BlackListed News

Treasury Bond Volatility Hits Highest Since Flash Crash, First European Bankruptcy | zero hedge

Bid Bullion Releases 171,500 Ounces Of Silver "Max Keisers" In Ongoing Campaign To Destroy JPMorgan | zero hedge

Mike Krieger Explains Why Silver Bullets Are The Only Defense Against Modern Financial Vampires | zero hedge

lol SilverKeiser.com | Official Site Launch on Saturday, December 11 2010 | 9 am Pacific

Car Containing Prince Charles And Camilla Attacked In London By Angry Protesters | zero hedge

Video: Imminent economic collapse HyperInflation etc from the hilarious ShadowStats guy: SqueezePlay : December 8, 2010 : Inflation and Hyper-Inflation Coming [12-08-10 5:20 PM]

Janet Tavakoli Explains How Banks Converted US Housing Into "Fraud As A Business Model" | zero hedge

THe BaNZai7 2011 CaLenDaR iS HeRe | zero hedge

La Vida Locavore:: Large Group of Pissed Off Activists Send Letter to Gates Foundation

MuzzleWatch » Inconceivable! The US mainstream media on Israel back in 1952.

PRISONERS ON STRIKE: Something with some damn dignity met with the usual goon operations: GA Inmates Stage One Day Peaceful Prison Strike, Authorities React With Violence | Corrente

Let me share this press release:


Thousands of Georgia Prisoners to Stage Peaceful Protest

December 8, 2010 - Atlanta, Georgia

Contacts: Elaine Brown, 404-542-1211, sistaelaine@gmail.com;Valerie Porter, 229-931-5348, lashan123@att.net; Faye Sanders, 478-550-7046, reshelias@yahoo.com

Tomorrow morning, December 9, 2010, thousands of Georgia prisoners will refuse to work, stop all other activities and remain in their cells in a peaceful, one-day protest for their human rights. The December 9 Strike is projected to be the biggest prisoner protest in the history of the United States.

These thousands of men, from Baldwin, Hancock, Hays, Macon, Smith and Telfair State Prisons, among others, state they are striking to press the Georgia Department of Corrections (?DOC?) to stop treating them like animals and slaves and institute programs that address their basic human rights. They have set forth the following demands:

· A LIVING WAGE FOR WORK: In violation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude, the DOC demands prisoners work for free.

· EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: For the great majority of prisoners, the DOC denies all opportunities for education beyond the GED, despite the benefit to both prisoners and society.

· DECENT HEALTH CARE: In violation of the 8th Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments, the DOC denies adequate medical care to prisoners, charges excessive fees for the most minimal care and is responsible for extraordinary pain and suffering.

· AN END TO CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENTS: In further violation of the 8th Amendment, the DOC is responsible for cruel prisoner punishments for minor infractions of rules.

· DECENT LIVING CONDITIONS: Georgia prisoners are confined in over-crowded, substandard conditions, with little heat in winter and oppressive heat in summer.

· NUTRITIONAL MEALS: Vegetables and fruit are in short supply in DOC facilities while starches and fatty foods are plentiful.

· VOCATIONAL AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES: The DOC has stripped its facilities of all opportunities for skills training, self-improvement and proper exercise.

· ACCESS TO FAMILIES: The DOC has disconnected thousands of prisoners from their families by imposing excessive telephone charges and innumerable barriers to visitation.

· JUST PAROLE DECISIONS: The Parole Board capriciously and regularly denies parole to the majority of prisoners despite evidence of eligibility.

Prisoner leaders issued the following call: 'No more slavery. Injustice in one place is injustice to all. Inform your family to support our cause. Lock down for liberty!'


Bravo, Prisoners, Bravo! Some of us, more than others, have that direct view of the growing Prison Planet.

Statecraft Horrorshow! Wikileaks State Department Leakin Loose Top Sekrits PKK US sponsoring of terrorism to moaning about the French, what's next?

Ahk a quick link dump here. Wikileaks is expected to drop the big diplomatic cables starting with Der Spiegel . There's a new Wikileaks blog out there - Assange talked to some Arab reporters over videochat so apparently the fuzz hasn't gotten him yet. 2010-11-28: ARIJ Conference | WL Central . Livebloggin from teh france too ..

Maybe all launches here around 2200 GermanyTime? International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten

Wikileaks: The gathering storm - leaks leave US with few friends - Scotsman.com News

WikiLeaks And Its Brave New World - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2010 - from the CIA

IB Times to publish papers on global corruption - nice framing :)

McClatchy - Diplomats bracing!

j|turn » Next Up: The “War on Journalism”? - crackdown time, you know they are seizing domains these days! RawStory - Homeland Security

For more info see RapGodfather.com! Watch out all yr DNS belong to Homeland Security New IPR Rap Forum Fusion Center! I gotta throw this in:


It looks like PKK Turkish /Kurdish militants going to get spilled out. The long running Ergenekon Deep State Network and the likes of corrupt ex-State operative Marc Grossman exposed in all their perfidy? We could hope... But how many hilarious new drug conspiracies?

Australian - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/wikileaks-breaking-us-laws-over-documents-state-department-tells-julian-assange/story-e6frg6so-1225962292953?from=public_rss

BBC cautious nibbles

The UK D-Notice is a show all its own! Statecraft Horrorshow! Guido Fawkes blog with DNotice Email is Hilarious!

Sunday Telegraph UK Floats this Theory:

The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that the first tranche of documents, to be published in full tomorrow after an initial release tonight, are expected to feature "lively commentaries" by US diplomats on world leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, and Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya.

Coalition sources say Tuesday's haul will deal with North and South Korea, as well as Guantánamo Bay, while Wednesday's tranche will include comments on Pakistan and counter-piracy operations in Djibouti.

Thursday will see attention focus on the Canadians and their "inferiority complex" while corruption allegations in Afghanistan will be under the spotlight on Friday. Saturday will cover Yemen while next Sunday will see the focus shift to China.

Video: Alex Jones vs. Wikileaks. Why does Alex Jones attack Wikileaks? : conspiracy

MORE FUN STUFF for the moment....

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: To Ireland With Love

Many countries researching Killer Robots.

Federal False Flag Somali Bombing "attempt" in Portland: Another great moment in synthetic terrorism NY Times official narrative.   / Feds: Sting snares man planning to bomb tree-lighting ceremony | KATU.com / YouTube - "F.B.I. Cultivated Him For 18 Months" //

PAREvolution.com has the goods from the Pennsylvania Security bulletin data. file = here // Ruffalo on terror watch list | Celebrities | Entertainment | Toronto Sun

lol pitchfork media

why not buy a mac?

Silence Jesse FeMACamp episode? Jesse Ventura’s “Police State” Episode featuring Alex Jones and “We Are Change” Edited out of existence at truTV | We Are Change / forum

Revolutionary Politics::Revolutionary Politics : BP oil spill incident commander dies in small plane crash in FL - More children from Gulf with health problems — “Big, gaping wounds all over feet and inside of elbows” (VIDEO) | Florida Oil Spill Law

A Double POMO Fed Quantitative Ceremonial Magic is scheduled too!


As for this messy post, sorry - Data Dumps: The Bane of E-Discovery — Slaw :-D .... Let the Cables Begin!

Foreign Policy Wisdom of the Late Great Chalmers Johnson - Sorrows of Empire, Nemesis, Blowback

One of my favorite analyst/writer type people has been Chalmers Johnson. He passed away on Nov 20th. His books Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis were just fantastic, and it's pretty much due to him that the idea of Blowback got out there - the idea that imperial schemes cause messes that come right back at ya.

Also he was the only person to ever quit the Council on Foreign Relations, which is so damn awesome I can hardly express it.

A really nice retrospective from his friend Steve Clemons - The Impact Today and Tomorrow of Chalmers Johnson.

The Lessons of Blowback

Even carefully planned actions can have unintended consequences. Let's not do something that ultimately benefits terrorists.

by Chalmers Johnson

From our archives... Common Dreams originally published this Chalmers Johnson article on September 30, 2001, just 3 weeks after the 9/11 attacks. Chalmers died last night at age 79. His voice will be missed.

One of the objectives of terrorism is to provoke the ruling elites of a target regime into disastrous overreaction. When it works, as it has in Israel over the past year, the results can be devastating for all sides. Who does this ultimately benefit? The terrorists.

Carlos Marighella, the Brazilian guerrilla leader whose writings influenced political terrorists in the 1960s and 1970s, explained why. If the government can be provoked into a military response to terrorism, he wrote, this will alienate the masses, causing them to "revolt against the army and the police and blame them for this state of things."

The overreaction doesn't necessarily have to alienate only domestic "masses." If we inflict great misery on innocent people in the Middle East, there will almost certainly be what the CIA refers to as "blowback"--unintended negative consequences of our actions. Vacillating supporters of the terrorists might be drawn into committing terrorist acts. Moderate governments throughout the Islamic world, especially in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, would almost certainly face growing internal dissent and could even be overthrown. Perhaps the prime example of terrorism succeeding is the Philippeville massacre of Aug. 20, 1955, in which Algerian revolutionaries killed 123 French colonials. A conscious act of terrorism carried out by revolutionaries who until then had enjoyed only slight popular backing, the Philippeville massacre led to a massive and bloody retaliation by the French. It also converted a leading French reformer (Jacques Soustelle, then governor-general of Algeria) into an advocate of suppression. The French crackdown eliminated most of the moderates on the Muslim side and caused influential French citizens back home to turn against their country's policies. This chain of events ultimately provoked a French army mutiny, brought Gen. Charles de Gaulle back to power as the savior of the nation and caused a French withdrawal from Algeria. Franco-Algerian relations are still strained today.

No political cause can justify the killing on Sept. 11 of thousands of innocent people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. But neither would our killing innocent people in retaliation be justifiable. Terrorists attack the vulnerable because their intended targets (the military might of a rich country) are inaccessible. By attacking the innocent, terrorists intend to draw attention to the sins of the invulnerable. Like the anarchism of the 19th century, terrorism is propaganda by deed.

The perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks are all dead. Now we must identify, apprehend and convict their accomplices. If it is discovered that a state harbored or backed them, then a declaration of war against that state would be appropriate. So far, the available evidence pointing to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda organization is circumstantial: Bin Laden has issued edicts calling on Muslims to kill Americans; one of the hijackers had ties to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, whose leader is a known associate of Bin Laden's; and U.S. and German intelligence officers have intercepted telephone conversations in which Al Qaeda groups were told of the attacks. But there has been no evidence linking the attackers to Afghanistan. Of the 19 hijackers, 11 have been identified by the FBI as probably Saudi Arabians, three others as, respectively, an Egyptian, a Lebanese and a citizen of the United Arab Emirates. The countries of origin of the others are unknown.

So far, the United States has reacted to the terrorist attacks with an almost classic repetition of the French blunders following Philippeville. From his first remarks to the nation on the evening of Sept. 11, President Bush has been pointlessly, even comically, belligerent (the U.S. wants Bin Laden "dead or alive," we must "smoke them out of their caves and get them running"). By initially calling his retaliation plan "Operation Infinite Justice," he gave it a needlessly religious and messianic coloration. He seems to lack insight or candor about what we actually face and the seriousness of the problem (we were attacked because we are a "beacon of freedom" and our attackers are without motives, merely "evil doers, those barbaric people"). The president has rebuffed calls from countries such as China and Iran that the U.S. obtain United Nations sanction for its retaliatory actions. Instead, his hyperbole has led thoughtful listeners to question what sort of actions he intends to pursue. "Our war on terror," Bush said to Congress and the nation on Sept. 20, "begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated." Presumably, the words "global reach" were inserted to reassure listeners that he did not intend to bomb supporters of Irish terrorists in Boston or anti-Castro terrorists in Miami.

The gaffes of the United States and its leaders are not just verbal. On Sept. 15, Congress passed a joint resolution that gave President Bush more sweeping authority than has ever been given to a president. "The president is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001." The appropriate comparisons here are with Abraham Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus during the Civil War, which led to violent protests and court challenges, and to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution of Aug. 7, 1964, which escalated the Vietnam War.

The resolution of Sept. 15 passed the Senate by a vote of 98-0 and the House by 420-1. Whereas two senators voted against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, this time only one member of Congress, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland), voted no. Now, nearly three weeks after the attacks, consequences of the congressional action have begun to emerge. President Bush has formed the largest air armada since World War II and brought it into position to bomb Afghanistan. He has assembled at least 630 U.S. military aircraft, three times as many as were deployed in the Gulf War against Saddam Hussein. An additional 280 aircraft are on board four U.S. aircraft carriers moving into position, as well as about 120 special forces.

If this armada is used against the hopeless and impoverished people of Afghanistan, there is no doubt that it will produce a general crisis throughout the Islamic world, probably affecting even moderate nations such as Indonesia and Malaysia. The end result will not be "victory" in a "war on terrorism" but a further cycle of terrorist attacks, American casualties and escalation.

What should we do instead? The answers seem obvious. We must recognize that the terrorism of Sept. 11 was not directed against America but against American foreign policy. We should listen to the grievances of the Islamic peoples, stop propping up repressive regimes in the area, protect Israel's security but denounce its apartheid practices in Palestinian areas and reform our "globalization" policies so that they no longer mean that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. If the United States' only response to terrorism is more terrorism, it will have discredited itself and can expect to be treated as the rogue state it will have become.

© 2001 Chalmers Johnson

Chalmers Johnson is the author of Blowback (2000), The Sorrows of Empire (2004), and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic (2006), among other works. His newest book is Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope (Metropolitan Books). Chalmers Johnson died on November 20, 2010 at age 79.

The CIA's electronic reading room: Where youz goez to find dem skeletons & plans of the quiet men

This came from an enormous, handy activist link guide I found on Indymedia that I will repost for the locals shortly. The CIA has a searchable declassified document index, with mysterious and doom-laden documents inside. This should get you started. I recommend you also try "barry seal" and a plethora of interesting angles about Iran-contra and drugs will appear. The CIA is far more honest than the mainstream media in this regard. Enter their website and learn what they have to say! -- Dan


Click below and type in PBSUCCESS in Document Search...


As another example type in the word omega as your search term in DOCUMENT SEARCH, and watch what comes back after clicking GO....

See the Memo from Richard Helms to Central Intelligence for the plan to militarize space for a future war... Code named "Ironbark".

See the Covert Action plans against Castro and Cuba...

Type in Omega for your search term in DOCUMENT SEARCH...

For another example, type in the word eagle in the Document Search.

Or type in SS-2003-00002, in the Document Search to see the covert plans for a coup in Guatemala and plans to murder Jacbo Arbenz, the Ex-President of Guatemala.

The CIA's electronic reading room is a must visit for all activists that need to see what the American Government is really up to...

For Iraq, try Desert Storm in Document Search...

For POWs/MIAs type in F-2000-00640 in Document Search...

For Peru's TUPAC AMARU REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT, try F-1998-01436 in Document Search...

For Bolivia's Nestor Paz Zamora resistance, try F-1999-01931 in Document Search...

American deaths in Guatemala, try F-1993-00897 in Document Search...

Gulf War Made American interests less safe. Try F-1992-01983, in Document Search...

Click below for an education from the CIA electronic reading room...


Iraq Study Group: Nice work, guys! Even give back Golan Heights to Syria??!

News today has been dominated by the release of the Iraq Study Group report, a 100+ page compendium with more than 70 specific recommendations. I have to say that I am very impressed.

The report is notable for its direct advocacy of negotiations with Iran and Syria, the importance of building a broader Middle East peace effort. I was pretty much shocked to see it included advocating a Israeli-Syrian peace deal entailing returning the whole Golan Heights to Syria! WTF?!

Given that such awful neocons as Reuel Marc Gerecht and Clifford May were in the ISG, it is an extremely conciliatory document that achieves a certain level of understanding of how Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish militias will all have to be diplomatically engaged in order to preserve American interests. Even negotiating with Sadr! Promising no permanent bases, no permanent American oil domination? Hot damn!

No group in Iraq is placed on a pedestal here. Sadr's militia is fragmenting, Shiite death squads are all over the bureaucracies, all of this is placed in realistic, stark terms. That alone seems like a giant accomplishment.

The doses of reality about how various Iraqi militant and paramilitary groups have run amok is an important step towards the Beltway finally getting a grip on reality. I was also impressed by the list of people the ISG consulted, including important Syrian and Iranian diplomats, as well as important Sunni Iraqi tribal leaders like the Dulaimis.

Also I listened to much of the hearings on Gates coming into Defense yesterday, and Gates sounded pretty good. He admitted we are not winning in Iraq, and that diplomacy is important all around. As NPR put it, he sounded more like someone for Secretary of State, not Defense. When Gates was questioned by Robert Byrd, he admitted that the scenarios of Iranian retaliation after American attacks would be disastrous.

Honestly, today marks a huge setback for the general neoconservative perspective – there are barely any shadings of neocon eschatological/threatening type bullshit in the ISG, and Gates is obviously not from that school at all. 'Hawkery' itself finds little comfort in the ISG or with Gates.

And seriously (Syriously?), giving the Golan back to Syria? AIPAC's going to shit a brick. Too damn good. A huge step forward for the Antiwar movement.

Everything is still fucked up. But at least it seems like the adults are in charge now. Throughout Mr. Gates' testimony and the ISG report, you can tell the old Project for a New American Century is just fuckin' done.

The curtain is down on the old days. The prospects aren't good right now, but they don't want to double down by bombing Damascus anymore. Good days.

TomMahm; Copperfield Loses Not a Cent; Lots More Stadiums Seats to Put Butts In; I Have a Cat!

TomMahm, Copperfield Loses Not a Cent, Lots More Stadiums Seats to Put Butts In, I Have a Cat!


The above is an untouched photograph of the view West towards the Tucson mountains from my front yard on a weekday evening. The bar on the left was frequented by Jack Kerouac, I am told.

Introducing: Strega Nona


Abby and I have adopted Strega here, which is to say, Strega's owner forfeited his right to own her through gross negligence and she chose to reside with us instead. She is currently in heat, which has been a treat, as she begins yowling at five in the morning and gets louder until ten or so. Come Friday morning, entering into estrus will forever be a thing of the past for Strega, which is win-win for everyone. Mating screams and the demented rubbing exercises that accompany them notwithstanding, this is a very cool cat- gentle and loving without being needy, small, athletic and quite beautiful, she's ["Smitten Kitten" joke redacted- ed.]

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