Sunday, April 06, 2014
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
"Malaysian Three Seven Zero contact Ho Chi Minh 120 decimal 9,MH370: "Good night, Malaysian Three Seven Zero."
Malaysia releases transcript of last words from missing planeSnip:
The last exchange took place at 1:19 a.m. Nothing appeared to be wrong, as Malaysian air traffic controllers told the pilots they were entering Vietnamese air space, and received a fairly standard sign-off with call sign in reply. Air Traffic Control: "Malaysian Three Seven Zero contact Ho Chi Minh 120 decimal 9, good night." MH370: "Good night, Malaysian Three Seven Zero." "Previously, Malaysia Airlines had stated initial investigations indicated that the voice which signed off was that of the co-pilot," Transport Minister Hishammuddin said in the statement. "The police are working to confirm this belief, and forensic examination of the actual recording is on-going." Malaysia's ambassador to China had told Chinese families in Beijing as early as March 12 that the last words from the cockpit had been "All right, good night", which experts said was more informal than called for by standard radio procedures.
By Matt Siegel and Niluksi Koswanage
KUALA LUMPUR/PERTH Tue Apr 1, 2014
(Reuters) - The last words from the cockpit of a missing Malaysian jet were a standard "Good night Malaysian three seven zero", Malaysian authorities said, changing their account of the critical last communication from a more casual "All right, good night". Malaysia on Tuesday released the full transcript of communications between the Boeing 777 and local air traffic control before it dropped from civilian radar in the early hours of March 8 as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The correction comes as Malaysian authorities face heavy criticism, particularly from China, for mismanaging the search, now in its fourth fruitless week, and holding back information. Most of the 239 people on board the flight were Chinese. "There is no indication of anything abnormal in the transcript," Malaysian Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said in the statement, without giving explanation for the changes in the reported last communication. "The transcript was initially held as part of the police investigation," he added. Minutes after the final radio transmission was received the plane's communications were cut off and it turned back across Peninsular Malaysia and headed towards the Indian Ocean, according to military radar and limited satellite data. The search is now focused on a vast, inhospitable swathe of the southern Indian Ocean west of the Australian city of Perth, but an international team of planes and ships have so far failed to spot any sign of the jetliner. "In this case, the last known position was a long, long way from where the aircraft appears to have gone," retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the head of the Australian agency coordinating the operation, told reporters in Perth. "It's very complex, it's very demanding and we don't have hard information like we might normally have," he said. Malaysia says the plane was likely diverted deliberately, probably by a skilled aviator, leading to speculation of involvement by one or more of the pilots. Investigators, however, have determined no apparent motive or other red flags among the 227 passengers and 12 crew. The transcript, issued on Tuesday and shared with families of the passengers and crew, covers about 55 minutes of apparently routine conversation, beginning about quarter of an hour before take-off. The last exchange took place at 1:19 a.m. Nothing appeared to be wrong, as Malaysian air traffic controllers told the pilots they were entering Vietnamese air space, and received a fairly standard sign-off with call sign in reply. Air Traffic Control: "Malaysian Three Seven Zero contact Ho Chi Minh 120 decimal 9, good night." MH370: "Good night, Malaysian Three Seven Zero." "Previously, Malaysia Airlines had stated initial investigations indicated that the voice which signed off was that of the co-pilot," Transport Minister Hishammuddin said in the statement. "The police are working to confirm this belief, and forensic examination of the actual recording is on-going." Malaysia's ambassador to China had told Chinese families in Beijing as early as March 12 that the last words from the cockpit had been "All right, good night", which experts said was more informal than called for by standard radio procedures. SEARCH GOES ON Nine ships and 10 aircraft resumed the hunt for wreckage from MH370 on Tuesday, hoping to recover more than the fishing gear and other flotsam found since Australian authorities moved the search 1,100 km (685 miles) north after new analysis of radar and satellite data. Houston said the challenging search, in an area the size of Ireland, would continue based on the imperfect information with which they had to work. "But, inevitably, if we don't find any wreckage on the surface, we are eventually going to have to, probably in consultation with everybody who has a stake in this, review what to do next," he said. Using faint, hourly satellite signals gathered by British firm Inmarsat PLC and radar data from early in its flight, investigators have only estimates of the speed the aircraft was travelling and no certainty of its altitude, Houston said. Satellite imagery of the new search area had not given "anything better than low confidence of finding anything", said Mick Kinley, another search official in Perth. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to Perth late on Wednesday to see the operation first hand. He was expected to meet Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday. Among the vessels due to join the search in the coming days is an Australian defense force ship, the Ocean Shield, that has been fitted with a sophisticated U.S. black box locator and an underwater drone. Time is running out because the signal transmitted by the missing aircraft's black box will die about 30 days after a crash due to limited battery life, leaving investigators with a vastly more difficult task.
Posted by Geezer Power at 4/02/2014 11:35:00 AM
Friday, March 28, 2014
Pilot accuses Malaysia of hiding MH370 facts
Sydney Morning Herald
Last updated 13:40 28/03/2014
A senior Air Asia pilot has been suspended for suggesting in a Facebook post Malaysian authorities have been "hiding facts" about the disappearance of MH370. "The supposed debris...isn't even confirmed to be from the plane yet! Show us the proof and then tell us MH370 has crashed," wrote the pilot from the Kuala Lumpur-based airline. "Till then stop hiding the facts! It's obvious even to a blind man that there are tons of info the government definitely knows and isn't sharing yet!," he wrote. Air Asia's chief executive officer Tony Fernandes tweeted that the senior first officer who he did not name had been suspended pending an investigation. The suspension came as other Malaysian pilots rushed to defend the missing Malaysia Airlines' senior pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah who has been accused by unnamed sources quoted in international newspapers as being responsible for the plane's disappearance and deaths of all 239 people on board, including two New Zealanders. "Everyone is innocent until proven guilty...I can fully vouch for them (all MH370 crew members), 100 per cent," said a senior Malaysia Airlines pilot, speaking on the condition of anonymity. Another commercial pilot told the New Straits Times newspaper the media should not publish speculation. "It's a big no no for the media to publish assumptions without firm evidence as this will not only affect family members of victims but also cause anxiety among the people," said the pilot, who also did not want his name published. "The public's confidence in MAS (Malaysia Airlines) could deteriorate," he said. "We need to find the flight data recorder or black box, to know the truth. They (the media) can publish speculations but doing so can unduly and negatively affect everyone's perception towards Malaysia and MAS." Malaysia Airlines chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya has also defended Zaharie, saying his record over more than 30 years with the company, flying 18,000 hours, was "exemplary." "There are no records which are out of order," Ahmad Jauhari said. Asked by a BBC reporter if Zaharie flew the plane into the sea, Ahmad Jauhari replied: "We don't know." The pro-government New Straits Times in a news report said several news outlets have published articles alluding to the fact that 53 year-old Zaharie was the only person who could have pulled off the complicated manoeuvre leading to the crash. Ad Feedback In an editorial it accused international media of snatching "every piece of possible hearsay and gossip to produce sensationalist copies thought to sell best, with a public driven to boredom and looking for gratuitous adrenaline rushes." The editorial said that as a result Malaysia's leaders have had to pay a high price despite that a "small country was thrust into a maelstrom of unparalleled proportions, and and she has done well."
Posted by Geezer Power at 3/28/2014 08:57:00 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
True Torah Jews March 18, 2014
March 12, 2014 will unfortunately go down in history as a black day for Orthodox Jewry, the day when the Israeli government finally passed their law to forcibly draft Orthodox youth into their army. Starting in 2017, Jews refusing the draft for religious reasons will be sent to jail. But this is no time to sit and mourn. We must wake up from our shock and shake up the world with an outcry of protest. Orthodox Jewry has already shown in the case of the law mandating the drafting of girls (in 1954) that even after the decree passed the Knesset, it remained shelved, unenforced to this day, thanks to the worldwide protest of Torah Jewry against it.
Over the past few days, True Torah Jews has been running a series of powerful radio ads on nationwide media networks, expressing clearly and simply our position against the persecutors of Judaism in the Holy Land. The text of the ad is as follows: Very recently, hundreds of thousands of Orthodox Jews across the globe have openly expressed their pain at the Israeli government. The Israeli government's plan to draft Orthodox Jews is a direct attack on their freedom of religion.
Clearly, one goal of the draft is to fulfill the longtime Zionist dream to transform Torah Judaism into nationalism. Furthermore, ever since the destruction of the Temple 2000 years ago, G-d has commanded the Jewish people not to establish a Jewish army and fight wars against other nations, only to wait for Divine redemption. The draft will force the Orthodox to violate their very conscience and most fundamental religious principles. How ironic that the so-called Jewish State has become the most difficult place for Orthodox Jews to practice Judaism.
American Jewry will not tolerate such injustice. For more information, visit True Torah Jews. The ad is especially important because in the wake of the recent worldwide protests, the Orthodox community has repeatedly come under attack by the Zionist media, who accuse them of being cowards and loafers who want others to risk their lives and do the fighting for them. It is crucial to make clear that this is not an issue of whether we should go to the army or they should; it is that we are opposed to the entire existence of the state, its army and all the army’s actions. Publicizing this fact is the greatest sanctification of G-d’s name.
what have we learned...
a little about everything?
everything about a little?the truth need not be shouted nor spiced up with expletive's...it just is...eternal and unchanging...to name everything that you disagree with is impossible...to control it is impossible, even for god.
god don't play poker because, even if he understands everything, he can't beat an ace with a deuce.
although there are many Zionist you-tube channels, there are also some you-tube channels by the real Jews that strongly disagree with the Zionist agenda...
btw..i am not jewish nor do i belong to any organized religion... i am just another shuman bean passing on to god knows where...peace...G%
Clearly explained why Orthodox Jews refuse to serve in IDF
Posted by Geezer Power at 3/19/2014 01:02:00 PM
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Early this morning congress passed this iniative...HR 938 which guarantees that Israel will get full support from this country, no matter what The vote was 407 to 1, which once again confirms that our government is bought and paid for by the New World Order. I will exclude Senator Ron Wyden, of my district in Oregon who didn't vote, but I can't believe that our elected representatives are supporting Free Trade and Globalization, while turning their eyes and ears from the destabilization being done in small countries like Egypt, Libya, and Syria, and now being done in the Ukraine.
House of Representatives approves with an overwhelming majority the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act.
First Publish: 3/6/2014, 2:14 AM
The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved with an overwhelming majority a bill which describes Israel as a “major strategic partner” of the U.S.
JNS.org reported that the bill, entitled the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, passed by a 410-1 vote.
The bipartisan bill is co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ed Royce (R-CA), and Eliot Engel (D-NY).
It includes a number of areas of expansion between the two countries, such as expanding forward-deployed U.S. weapons stockpiles in Israel, the transfer of essential military equipment to Israel, assistance for the Iron Dome missile defense system, and the promotion of cooperation in energy, water, science, homeland security, and agriculture.
The Chamber of Commerce is no longer just a sign at the entrance to your town
Our local Chamber of Commerce is now part of a world wide network that lobbies in congress for large corporations who have outsourced tax free enterprises to foreign countries. Not only that, but through AMCHAM the Chamber of Commerce has roots in most every country in the world. And yes...they do have a Youtube channel, but who don't? The IDF? nope...they have one too...G%
This is the Job Creation and the Small Businesses that our current administration is talking about.
If you're thinking about building electric cars with your fellow townspeople I doubt if you'll get a small business loan. Free enterprise is for the globalists and vulture capitalists, so if you want a small business loan you'll have to start up a defense industry or a security company...Zig Heil
Posted by Geezer Power at 3/05/2014 06:06:00 PM
The powers that be, aka Zionist's, in Israel would have us believe that it is always against them, but nothing could be further from the truth. Many of the Jews in Israel and throughout the world disapprove of the ongoing agenda to take control of that part of the world and would prefer to live in peace.
Hundreds of thousands of haredi Orthodox Jews protesting a measure to draft them into the Israeli military, March 2, 2014.By Ben SalesMarch 4, 2014 10:37am JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Beneath banners invoking historic calamities from the Egyptian enslavement to the Holocaust, hundreds of thousand of haredi Orthodox men gathered on the streets of Jerusalem to recite psalms and penitential prayers as they inveighed against an enemy they consider on par with Hitler and the ancient pharaohs. “We endured Pharaoh. We endured the Crusades. We endured the Inquisition. We survived the gas chambers,” read one sign. “We’ll endure Zionism, too.” Masses of bearded men poured into the streets Sunday for a protest cum prayer rally against a proposed law to include haredi Orthodox Jews in Israel’s mandatory military draft. The bill, which passed a critical committee vote on Feb. 20, has the support of Israel’s governing coalition and will likely soon go to the floor of the Knesset, where it is expected to pass.
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Posted by Geezer Power at 3/05/2014 12:01:00 PM
Friday, February 07, 2014
Monday, February 03, 2014
Is it just me or does this bring media spin to a whole new levelWordgeezer Feb 2, 2014
Ali Soufan, CEO of the Soufan Group has obvious ties to the main stream media as well as to the corporations who seem to be in control of the US government, He also has affiliations with the FBI, defense industries, etc. etc
.John Miller has affiliations with the FBI and at the same time, during his interview with Bin Laden in 1998, he was a reporter for ABC News. Miller is now working as Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence of the NYPD, after a stint with CBS News where he was a senior correspondent beginning in Oct. 17, 2011.
Read more about John Miller on Wikipedia
Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence, New York City Police Department Incumbent Assumed office January 1, 2014 Preceded by David Cohen
John Miller is the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence of the NYPD. He is the former Associate Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analytic Transformation and Technology.
Prior to that, he was an Assistant Director of Public Affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he was the bureau's national spokesman. Miller is also a former ABC News reporter and anchorman, perhaps best known for conducting a May 1998 interview with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
John Miller was named a senior correspondent for CBS News on Oct. 17, 2011. In this capacity, Miller reported for all CBS News platforms and broadcasts, including "CBS This Morning" and occasionally for "60 Minutes."
Background and personal life Miller is the son of Lucinda Miller of Manhattan and the late John J. Miller, a syndicated columnist and freelance writer whose range of roles included Hollywood gossip columnist, foreign correspondent, Broadway critic, crime investigator, and political pundit. "My dad wrote seven columns under six different names... Antonio from Rome. Pierre from Paris. Nigel from London," Miller has said. His father was also a close friend of Luciano crime family boss Frank Costello, whose wife, Lauretta, was Miller's godmother. In 2002, Miller married Emily Helen Altschul, daughter of banking mogul and Goldman Sachs Group partner Arthur Goodhart Altschul. Miller's brother-in-law, Arthur G. Altschul Jr., worked for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley before becoming chairman of Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Career Miller began work as a journalist in 1973 for WNEW, a local New York City television station. From 1985 to 1994, he worked as an investigative journalist for WNBC, another local New York television station. From 1994 to 1995, he served as deputy police commissioner of New York City, where he was the chief spokesman for the NYPD, a move that some of his colleagues considered "going over to the dark side." He was hired at the request of then Commissioner William Bratton. Miller then worked as an ABC News correspondent from 1995 until January 2002, when he took the post of co-anchor with Barbara Walters of the ABC News program, 20/20. During his tenure at ABC, Miller is also recognized for covering the September 11, 2001 attacks, where he sat alongside Peter Jennings for the duration of the day listening in to radio conversations from the FBI, FDNY and NYPD, informing Jennings and viewers of their content. In January 2003, he left ABC News to rejoin Bratton who by then was at the Los Angeles Police Department. Miller served as the police department's Bureau Chief for the Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau, which included the Major Crimes Division, and the Emergency Services Division and the Special Investigations Section (SIS). While there, Miller launched the Archangel Critical Asset Assessment Management System (ACAMS), which has been adopted by other cities and states for ongoing risk-assessment of potential terrorist targets. Miller was also one of the original designers of the Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC), which combines intelligence and analysis for the LAPD, LA Sheriff, and the FBI. In September 2005, Miller became the Assistant Director for Public Affairs at the FBI in Washington, D.C.. In this position, he was tasked with overseeing the FBI's internal and external communications, including relations with the news media and handling of fugitive publicity, community relations, and other communications support. Miller also established an Employee Communications Unit to build stronger internal communications to the bureau's 31,000 employees. Among his collateral duties was to serve on the Strategic Execution Team (SET) to establish performance measurement standards for intelligence operations across the FBI's 56 field offices. The system, adapted from the CompStat process used by major police departments, is overseen by FBI Director Robert Mueller. Awards and honors Miller's journalistic awards include two Peabody Awards, a DuPont-Columbia Award, and nine Emmys. In December, 2013, Miller announced that he would be resigning from CBS in order to take a position as the Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism with the NYPD. Miller will be rejoining William Bratton, who had earlier been announced as the new NYPD Commissioner by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Memberships and affiliations He is a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Miller is an instructor at the FBI's National Executive Institute, as well as the Leadership in Counterterrorism (LinCT) course and has attended training in organizational change at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Posted by Geezer Power at 2/03/2014 09:16:00 AM
Sunday, January 19, 2014
John Stockwell in 1989
John Stockwell - CIA's War on Humans
THE SECRET WARS OF THE CIA:
by John Stockwell
"I did 13 years in the CIA altogether. I sat on a subcommittee of the NSC, so I was like a chief of staff, with the GS-18s (like 3-star generals) Henry Kissinger, Bill Colby (the CIA director), the GS-18s and the CIA, making the important decisions and my job was to put it all together and make it happen and run it, an interesting place from which to watch a covert action being done...
I testified for days before the Congress, giving them chapter and verse, date and detail, proving specific lies. They were asking if we had to do with S. Africa, that was fighting in the country. In fact we were coordinating this operation so closely that our airplanes, full of arms from the states, would meet their airplanes in Kinshasa and they would take our arms into Angola to distribute to our forces for us....
What I found with all of this study is that the subject, the problem, if you will, for the world, for the U.S. is much, much, much graver, astronomically graver, than just Angola and Vietnam. I found that the Senate Church committee has reported, in their study of covert actions, that the CIA ran several thousand covert actions since 1961, and that the heyday of covert action was before 1961; that we have run several hundred covert actions a year, and the CIA has been in business for a total of 37 years.
What we're going to talk about tonight is the United States national security syndrome. We're going to talk about how and why the U.S. manipulates the press. We're going to talk about how and why the U.S. is pouring money into El Salvador, and preparing to invade Nicaragua; how all of this concerns us so directly. I'm going to try to explain to you the other side of terrorism; that is, the other side of what Secretary of State Shultz talks about. In doing this, we'll talk about the Korean war, the Vietnam war, and the Central American war.
Everything I'm going to talk to you about is represented, one way or another, already in the public records. You can dig it all out for yourselves, without coming to hear me if you so chose. Books, based on information gotten out of the CIA under the freedom of information act, testimony before the Congress, hearings before the Senate Church committee, research by scholars, witness of people throughout the world who have been to these target areas that we'll be talking about. I want to emphasize that my own background is profoundly conservative. We come from South Texas, East Texas....
I was conditioned by my training, my marine corps training, and my background, to believe in everything they were saying about the cold war, and I took the job with great enthusiasm (in the CIA) to join the best and the brightest of the CIA, of our foreign service, to go out into the world, to join the struggle, to project American values and save the world for our brand of democracy. And I believed this. I went out and worked hard....
What I really got out of these 6 years in Africa was a sense ... that nothing we were doing in fact defended U.S. national security interests very much. We didn't have many national security interests in Bujumbura, Burundi, in the heart of Africa. I concluded that I just couldn't see the point.
We were doing things it seemed because we were there, because it was our function, we were bribing people, corrupting people, and not protecting the U.S. in any visible way. I had a chance to go drinking with this Larry Devlin, a famous CIA case officer who had overthrown Patrice Lumumba, and had him killed in 1960, back in the Congo. He was moving into the Africa division Chief. I talked to him in Addis Ababa at length one night, and he was giving me an explanation - I was telling him frankly, 'sir, you know, this stuff doesn't make any sense, we're not saving anybody from anything, and we are corrupting people, and everybody knows we're doing it, and that makes the U.S. look bad'.
And he said I was getting too big for my britches. He said, `you're trying to think like the people in the NSC back in Washington who have the big picture, who know what's going on in the world, who have all the secret information, and the experience to digest it. If they decide we should have someone in Bujumbura, Burundi, and that person should be you, then you should do your job, and wait until you have more experience, and you work your way up to that point, then you will understand national security, and you can make the big decisions. Now, get to work, and stop, you know, this philosophizing.'
And I said, `Aye-aye sir, sorry sir, a bit out of line sir'. It's a very powerful argument, our presidents use it on us. President Reagan has used it on the American people, saying, `if you knew what I know about the situation in Central America, you would understand why it's necessary for us to intervene.'
I went back to Washington, however, and I found that others shared my concern. A formal study was done in the State Department and published internally, highly classified, called the Macomber [sp?] report, concluding that the CIA had no business being in Africa for anything it was known to be doing, that our presence there was not justified, there were no national security interests that the CIA could address any better than the ambassador himself. We didn't need to have bribery and corruption as a tool for doing business in Africa at that time.
I went from ... a tour in Washington to Vietnam. And there, my career, and my life, began to get a little bit more serious. They assigned me a country. It was during the cease-fire, '73 to '75. There was no cease-fire. Young men were being slaughtered. I saw a slaughter. 300 young men that the South Vietnamese army ambushed. Their bodies brought in and laid out in a lot next to my compound. I was up-country in Tayninh. They were laid out next door, until the families could come and claim them and take them away for burial.
I thought about this. I had to work with the sadistic police chief. When I reported that he liked to carve people with knives in the CIA safe-house - when I reported this to my bosses, they said, `(1). The post was too important to close down. (2). They weren't going to get the man transferred or fired because that would make problems, political problems, and he was very good at working with us in the operations he worked on. (3). Therefore if I didn't have the stomach for the job, that they could transfer me.'
But they hastened to point out, if I did demonstrate a lack of `moral fiber' to handle working with the sadistic police chief, that I wouldn't get another good job in the CIA, it would be a mark against
So I kept the job, I closed the safe-house down, I told my staff that I didn't approve of that kind of activity, and I proceeded to work with him for the next 2 years, pretending that I had reformed him, and he didn't do this sort of thing anymore. The parallel is obvious with El Salvador today, where the CIA, the state department, works with the death squads.
They don't meet the death squads on the streets where they're actually chopping up people or laying them down on the street and running trucks over their heads. The CIA people in San Salvador meet the police chiefs, and the people who run the death squads, and they do liaise with them, they meet them beside the swimming pool of the villas. And it's a sophisticated, civilized kind of relationship. And they talk about their children, who are going to school at UCLA or Harvard and other schools, and they don't talk about the horrors of what's being done. They pretend like it isn't true.
What I ran into in addition to that was a corruption in the CIA and the intelligence business that made me question very seriously what it was all about, including what I was doing ... risking my life ... what I found was that the CIA, us, the case officers, were not permitted to report about the corruption in the South Vietnamese army....
Now, the corruption was so bad, that the S. Vietnamese army was a skeleton army. Colonels would let the troops go home if they would come in once a month and sign the pay vouchers so the colonel could pocket the money. Then he could sell half of the uniforms and boots and M-16's to the communist forces - that was their major supply, just as it is in El Salvador today. He could use half of the trucks to haul produce, half of the helicopters to haul heroin.
And the Army couldn't fight. And we lived with it, and we saw it, and there was no doubt - everybody talked about it openly. We could provide all kinds of proof, and they wouldn't let us report it. Now this was a serious problem because the south was attacked in the winter of 1975, and it collapsed like a big vase hit by a sledgehammer. And the U.S. was humiliated, and that was the dramatic end of our long involvement in Vietnam....
Read more at Information Clearing House
Secret Wars of the CIA John Stockwell
This incredible presentation was shown on c-span in 1989.
Nov 3, 1989
American UniversityJohn Stockwell talked about the inner workings of the CIA. Topics included CIA destabilizing governments in Angola and other countries and setting up drug cartels as part of covert operations in certain countries. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions.
2 hours, 50 minutesSecret Wars of the CIA John Stockwell part 2
Secret Wars of the CIA John Stockwell part 3
Secret Wars of the CIA John Stockwell part 4
Secret Wars of the CIA John Stockwell part 5
Posted by Geezer Power at 1/19/2014 07:59:00 AM
Monday, January 13, 2014
History of Tel Aviv Now 100 years OldSteve Plotkin on Youtube Published on Jun 15, 2012
The Streets of Tel Aviv: The New City and Its Setting
As Tel Aviv expanded, rows of apartment blocks and commercial structures were erected where previously there were sand dunes, orange groves, olive orchards, and vineyards. Agrarian villages, too, were swallowed up by the forces of urbanization. During the early 1940s the adjacent German colony Sarona was also annexed to Tel Aviv. The new city’s growth outpaced its ability to adopt modern sanitary arrangements. Among this collection’s unique items is a set of sewer diagrams prepared by a London-based engineering firm for an underground sewer system that was constructed in the 1940s. Tel Aviv was an expression of the Zionist vision for an independent Jewish commonwealth, and the names that its founders and planners chose for its streets clearly reflect that. For example, there were streets bearing the names of Herzl (Theodor Herzl was the founder of political Zionism), Ben-Yehuda (Eliezer Ben-Yehuda led the Hebrew-language revival), and Ahad Ha?am (the philosopher of cultural Zionism) – and also King George, Allenby (after the British general who conquered Palestine), and Balfour (author of the 1917 declaration that established a Jewish national home in Palestine). Many streets commemorate pioneers of the Jewish Yishuv in Palestine, while others recall famous eminent personages of the Jewish Diaspora. Take, for example, the intersection of Ferdinand Lassalle and Eduard Bernstein Streets – which were named for two prominent nineteenth-century German Social Democrats (both of Jewish parentage). The tourist seeking a pantheon of modern Jewish history can find it on the streets of Tel Aviv.
from the Stanford University Libraries web site
Historical Background1. JCT, the parent company of the Anglo Palestine Bank, the predecessor of Bank Leumi, was founded by Theodor Herzl in 1899, to serve as a financial instrument for the Zionist Movement. 2. Early in the 20th century, the company issued approximately 250,000 shares at par value of £1. The company's activities in the diplomatic field focused on the purchase of the right of settlement in the Land of Israel from the Ottoman government and in the financial field, on granting credit for the establishment of Zionist activities in the Land of Israel. The company established a number of well known subsidiaries, including the Anglo Palestine Bank which later evolved into the Bank Leumi of Israel Company. 3. In the 1950s, the company's activities were transferred to an Israeli corporation, " Otsar Hityashvut Hayehudim - the Jewish Colonial Trust Ltd." and most of its share rights were converted into interests in the Israeli company.
Posted by Geezer Power at 1/13/2014 09:06:00 PM