Dragon's over America /Chinese Flag Raised in D.C.
The Chinese flag was raised on the Ellipse behind the White House. The the flag-raising was part of a celebration marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
The US is too dependent on Japan and China buying up the country's debt and could face severe economic problems if that stops, Tiger Management founder and chairman Julian Robertson told CNBC. "It's almost Armageddon if the Japanese and Chinese don't buy our debt,” Robertson said in an interview. "I don't know where we could get the money. I think we've let ourselves get in a terrible situation and I think we ought to try and get out of it." Robertson said inflation is a big risk if foreign countries were to stop buying bonds. “If the Chinese and Japanese stop buying our bonds, we could easily see [inflation] go to 15 to 20 percent,” he said. “It's not a question of the economy. It's a question of who will lend us the money if they don't. Imagine us getting ourselves in a situation where we're totally dependent on those two countries. It's crazy.”
Influencing politicians in the West is an important part of the Chinese regime’s overseas activities—the main purpose being that these politicians back Beijing's policies at critical times, said Li Fengzhi, a former intelligence officer of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Ministry of State Security.
He said this was particularly so with ethnic Chinese politicians in the West, and warned that these politicians need to be careful to draw a clear line between the CCP and China.
“They must hold on to their conscience and obey the laws in their countries,” said Li, who defected from the regime in 2004 and now lives in the U.S.
China experts and fellow politicians have questioned whether the Chinese regime's support for John Liu in the New York City Comptroller race is evidence for the regime's influence over the candidate. John Liu’s candidacy has been promoted by China’s state-run media, by organizations with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and on Chinese regime Web sites.
The Fukien American Association, raised at least $70,000 for Liu's campaign, according to the World Journal. The Fukien American Association is one of the leading CCP-supported organizations, according to Ko-lin Chin, a leading expert on Chinese gangs.
The state-run China News Service (CNS) has run 32 reports on John Liu during this campaign, with 20 of them related to his campaign for city comptroller. This tally does not include 30 other reports during the past year that were not related to the election but also referred to him. All of the reports about John Liu, whether they discussed his campaign or not, painted him in a positive light.
“The politicians who get high publicity on the CCP’s official media are often those who are close to the CCP privately or are ones whom the CCP nurtures,” said Li. “The CCP doesn’t promote or defame someone for no reason. This is an easy way to tell who the CCP’s friends are.”
Li said the CCP often offers a lot of money and publicity to certain politicians and, at the same time, gets emotionally involved with them. The same is true by seeing who the CCP awards or honors, or campaigns for, he said. “This person is probably very close to the CCP.”
John Liu visited China in 2007, as arranged by Lü Chengrui, the chairman of the Shandong Association of New York. Lü is also the chairman of the recently-formed United Federation of Chinese Associations. The highlight of the visit was John Liu receiving the “World Is Beautiful Because of You: Award for Chinese Influencing the World,” an award sponsored by media entities with close ties to the Chinese regime.
Without talking about any specific U.S. citizen or politician, Li outlined a common tactic the CCP employs in influencing the West: “A CCP agent or official will invite a politician in the West to dinners or gatherings. They get to know each other—which will make it easier for the CCP agent to ask them favors. Occasionally, a high-ranking official from the CCP will cooperate in such intelligence; an invitation from China’s high ranking official would make certain the average Western politician feels honored and overwhelmed. The CCP agent will take over from there.”
Another method, said Li, is to target those close to the politician—family, neighbors, staff, and even press photographers. “Through these people, the agents can still get certain information or exert certain influence.”
However, when the lure is not enough, the CCP will involve coercion, Li said.
A typical way to frame a politician from Western countries includes thorough background research to plan for traps, Li said. Then, the politician is invited to China, in the name of a meeting, official visit, or just a simple tour. When the politician arrives in China, the agent will seduce the politician with money or political interest.
“Sometimes the seduction involves the politician’s personal life,” Li said.
After the target falls into the trap, the CCP agent uses the evidence to force the politician to submit to the will of the CCP. Many times, when the politician does not fall for the luring, Li said the agents would frame the politician for something he did not do—with evidence fabricated using modern technology.
“This works very well on Westerners,” Li said. “In Western societies, the politicians’ futures largely depend on their reputations. The Western politicians are often terrified once they get set up, fearing their careers will be over if the CCP publicizes the 'evidence.'"
Australia Hit By “Blood of God” As Dragon Tail Of Death Returns
Russian scientists are reporting today that the Southern Hemisphere continent of Australia has been coated by red “dust” from our Planet Earth’s first interaction with the tail of the Comet known as NEAT (C/2002 V1) in an event not seen in our modern times, but known in depth by our most ancient of peoples and called by them the “Blood of God”.
Comet NEAT first appeared in November, 2002, and became one of the brightest celestial events of the past century and garnered considerably controversy when in February, 2003, it engaged in a “battle” with our Sun causing a massive solar eruption that scientist report hit this comets tail. Also important to note about Comet NEAT is its considerable size that is estimated to be twice the size of our mammoth Planet Jupiter.
After Comet NEAT’s being hit by this massive solar eruption in 2003 our Sun entered into what is being called an historic Deep Solar Minimum that since 2004 has seen over 717 days of no sunspots appearing on its surface…that is until yesterday when as this comet’s dust was falling upon Australia two large areas of sunspots (1026 and 1027) erupted on our solar spheres surface.
To how the red dust from Comet NEAT entering our atmosphere could possibly affect our Sun, these reports detail how that after the tail of this comet was hit by our Sun’s massive solar explosion the ions in it were changed from positive to negative and have left throughout our Solar System a “massively destruction magnetosphere disrupter” that our most ancient of peoples called the “Dragons Tail”.
Even worse for our Planet in regards to this positively charged “Dragons Tail” being able to interact with us was the stunning 2008 discovery by NASA that our Earth’s defenses against it were not what we had previously believed it to be, and as we can read:
“NASA's five THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a breach in Earth's magnetic field ten times larger than anything previously thought to exist. Solar wind can flow in through the opening to "load up" the magnetosphere for powerful geomagnetic storms. But the breach itself is not the biggest surprise. Researchers are even more amazed at the strange and unexpected way it forms, overturning long-held ideas of space physics.
For the greatest understanding of this unprecedented event for our modern times one must look backwards in our history to when these same things occurred, and, perhaps, with no better guide than the much maligned by the “science cartel” Russian-born American researcher, Immanuel Velikovsky, who detailed the last time our Planet was hit with this “Dragons Tail” when its red dust fell upon ancient Egypt causing its rivers to turn blood red.
Velikovsky, not being concerned with his science cartel detractors, based his findings on what he said was “the ancient traditions [that] are our best guide to the appearance and arrangement of the earliest remembered solar system, not some fancy computer's retrocalculations based upon current understanding of astronomical principles.” He further stated that the “fine rusty ferruginous dust” from the then Comet Venus had filtered down on the Globe turning everything red as its “battle” with our Sun had, like Comet NEAT’s, changed the ions of its tail from positive to negative.
Now the importance of a comets tail being changed from positive to negative, Velikovsky stated, would be its “natural attraction” to the Planet Earth due to our large deposits of positively charged iron ore deposits, and of which Australia has our World’s second largest deposit of.
The myths of our most ancient peoples further state that when the “Dragon Tail” returns it will “reawaken” within human beings the “knowledge” of our last downfall that is still enacted to this very day by the religious rite of baptism, and where in remembrance of the many continents that were swept beneath the seas in “a single day and night” during our Earths last “overturning” one symbolizes the “rising from the water” of our species to a “new birth” of humanity.
Unfortunately though, our World today seems to have become no wiser, or perceptive, than those of our most ancient of ancestors, but whose wisest members left for us, all around the Earth, many warnings of what is soon to come, and which this first contact with the “Dragon Tail” is but the first of many celestial warnings to be seen.And instead of the people of today remembering what has been ingrained in their very DNA, they continue to turn away from these warnings, even those received within them, and comfort their troubled souls and spirits with drugs and alcohol believing they are depressed instead of what is truly occurring within them, a WARNING to act.
Military kidnapping at G20 demo
, police, and other military units attacked American citizens with tear gas and deployed sound cannons today in response to an “unpermitted protest” as bedlam hit the streets on the first day of the G20 summit in downtown
SCENES FROM AMERICA, 2009...
Video of 'Accoustic Weapons' Deployed on American Soil...
An arrest that was made occurred on a side street near Baum Ave & S Millvale Ave.
The "Group of 20" is meeting today and tomorrow in Pittsburgh. People have been demonstrating to counter the G20, a group of the richest, most powerful people from the richest, most powerful countries who make decisions which impact all of us. The past few times they have met they decided to bail out big banks, including the biggest, baddest bank of them all, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which does nothing to help people. In addition, G20-style globalization policies have harmed the environment and threatened democracy everywhere.
Demonstrators went on the march through Pittsburgh without a permit, and police tactics effectively split up the group after about 45 minutes of marching. In the end only about 26 arrests were made.
Demonstrators are expected to march again tomorrow for a permitted and family-friendly rally and march, endorsed by many large organizations, which will start at Craft and Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh at 11:30 AM. Bring kids and pets! More info: http://www.thomasmertoncenter.org/
FEMA Trailer build up at Indiana FEMA Camp
Subject: Meetup Message from Audrey Q.: FEMA Troops
Date: Friday, September 25, 2009, 8:16 AM
Audrey Q. sent you this message from Ft. Wayne 912 Project on
Jim Martindale asked me to get this information to you asap.
He is still in China. I also just sent it to Alex Jones. I
don't know who Steve Quail is. Once you verify the facts, get
the word out to everyone!
I need to report the conversation I had on Sunday last with
long-time friend from Jennings county, IN, North Vernon
He said that the county released information to the press that
they had completed negotiations with FEMA to lease land at the
small county airfield to DHS. They would be moving FEMA
trailers, largely made in IN, onto the land for housing 400
federal troops, asap.
Then I spoke with another friend up the road but north of
Bluffton who farms near IN routes 3 and 1. When I shared the
story with him he said, "That explains why all the FEMA
trailers are moving south past my fields."
Get this to neverkno if you can please or to Alex Jones or
Steve Quail. Contact info for my friend to confirm the story in
North Vernon is Jeff Evans 8127161221 or email
This location is the nearest airfield to the Indiana State-Wide
FEMA training center at Butlerville.
I'll look into this, it matches another story I stumbled across yesterday about FEMA Trailors...also last year there was rumor of the Military moving supplies from Wabash down to where there is a FEMA Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. I used to go to my Family Reunion at the State Park every year in North Vernon, IN.
FAA reviewing Guard's application for military barracks at NV airport
The EDC, which is managing the project for the City of North Vernon, selected two local companies to complete the work necessary for the Forward Operating Base at the North Vernon Airport.
Site work includes leveling and preparing sites for the trailers as well as constructing a grass berm along Base Road, also known as Betty Cull Lane, to obscure the development from public view.
The work was awarded to Dave O'Mara Contractors with a bid of $537,800. Other bidders were Brooks & Earl Construction, $627,685; and Force Construction, $682,243.28. The engineer's estimate was $663,250.
Bringing power to the base via underground electrical cabling will be Biehle Electric at a cost of $179,800. Other bidders were Hoosier Industrial for $277,000 and Majestic Electric at $354,742. There was no engineer's estimate on this.
Ertel explained the military plans to place the FEMA trailers on site themselves.
The city's Tax Increment Financing Board (TIF) has made up to $500,000 available for the project. Since the bids have outstripped the money available, the TIF board will be addressing that issue in the future.
The city plans to recoup its TIF money via the lease terms that will be worked out with the National Guard.
State accredits Patriot Academy
FEMA Orders 67,000 Mobile Homes In $6.2 Billion Deal With Builder
TASK FORCE RED DRAGON: Post Nuke Non-lethal Riot Training
Soldiers from NWO Reptilian conduct oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray training at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, In. (video courtesy of TF Red Dragon)
MUTC to show facility Oct. 10 with open house
Sgt. Brad Staggs
The Muscatatuck Urban Training Center is throwing a party and everybody is invited.
On Saturday, Oct. 10, MUTC is hosting an open house for everybody to come out and see what is happening at the facility near Butlerville. The public is invited to the event that will run from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
"We want to bring the public in and show them what it is we do on a day-to-day basis," said Lt. Col. Chris Kelsey, MUTC's commander. "We want the people of the local area to see what we have built and why we have built it, and get a feel for why we're here."
The Indiana National Guard took over the former Muscatatuck State Developmental Center in July of 2005 in order to turn the site into the Army's premiere urban training facility.
The facility itself has been around since 1920 when the Indiana Farm Colony for Feeble Minded Boys was opened on the site. From 1935 to 1950, several art deco and art modern buildings were constructed on the site. These one-of-a-kind buildings have been painstakingly cared for and continue to be kept up by the military.
Through Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, several steps have been taken to document the history of Muscatatuck through the years. Nothing will be done to change the outward look of the historic buildings due to an agreement between the state and the military according to Karstin Carmany, MUTC's cultural resource manager.
"The Indiana National Guard is being very careful to keep the buildings intact and they are mindful of the historic significance of the site," she said.
The public will be able to see for themselves exactly how the buildings are maintained and utilized as a military training site. Driving tours will leave from the chapel at the top of each hour and walking tours will depart at the bottom of each hour during the day.
MUTC staff will be on-hand to answer questions and show displays that explain the various vehicles, weapons systems, and training techniques used at the site.
Kelsey said he has been planning the event for most of the past year.
"I've been wanting to have an event where we just open the facility up for all of our neighbors to see, and now we get to have it," he said. "I hope everybody comes out to Muscatatuck and finds out what we're all about."
Muscatatuck Urban Training Center is just west of Butlerville on U.S. 50, about five miles east of North Vernon.
(Staggs is the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center's public affairs officer.)
TASK FORCE RED DRAGON: Post Nuke Non-lethal Riot Training
Soldiers from NWO Reptilian Task Force Red Dragon conduct oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray training at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, In. (video courtesy of TF Red Dragon)
TASK FORCE RED DRAGON: "HHC vs. The Wall
Operation Millennium Dragon" and the MCWL Campaign
Weapons of mass destruction: Red Dragon Army exercise
The Dragon Brigade
DRAGON EYE: A Reptilian view of the New World Order
TASK FORCE DRAGON: Future Reptilian Combat System's of the New World Order
I More..t only took a little over a week before the NWO blocked access to this link below..........
Operation Millennium Dragon" Phase 4 / WMD Private Sector Participation Reported
WMD 'Red Dragon Army exercise'
Top-secret Reptilian NWO research wears its art on its sleeve
Army North to deploy for hurricane capstone exercise
'Operation Noble Eagle'
"Operation Millennium Dragon" Phase 3 Outbreak in United States, Massive Movement of US Military Chemical and Biological Forces Reported
http://www.gnn.tv/threads/7024/UNO_UPDATE_Exercise_To_Focus_On_Nuclear_Terror_Scenario_In_US"" target="_blank">'Exercise' To Focus On Nuclear Terror Scenario In US
RED DRAGON RISING : One World One Dream
Another Agenda 21 NWO land grab Project
Red Dragon, which started out as a small exercise in 2004, continues to grow. About 3,000 Soldiers are expected to participate in Red Dragon 2009 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, 13-27 June. The exercise--which is designed to help improve U.S. Army Reserve defense support to civil authorities (DSCA) operations
The U.S. Army Reserve Command serves as the director, the 335th Signal Command (Theater) serves as the executive agent, and the 415th Chemical Brigade serves as the action agent for the exercise. Several military units involved are part of the homeland defense (HLD) entityknown as the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives Consequence Management Response Force (CCMRF), which was established by the Department of Defense (DOD) as a force that istrained and ready to respond to requests from civil authorities. TheCCMRF fielding plan calls for three separate CCMRFs, providing the capability to respond to multiple, nearly simultaneous chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) events. The primary role of the CCMRF in responding to a CBRNE event is toaugment the consequence management efforts of first responders by providing unique and complementary capabilities when the effects of a CBRNE event exceed state civilian and National Guard capabilities.
101st Airborne Soldiers to conduct air assault training into Troy, TN
The Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, along with the 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, both of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will perform a scenario-based air assault for training purposes, in the Troy, Tenn., Sept. 29-30 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Once the areas are prepared for training, Soldiers will be flown to Troy via helicopters from Fort Campbell and dropped onto multiple locations within the city, such as they would in a real-world, combat scenario. Once the helicopters land, Soldiers from 2-327 will exit the aircraft and conduct the training exercise to clear each pre-determined building based on the scenario. There will be four different objective areas.
This will be the first time the Soldiers from the 101st have conducted this type of training exercise in this area. The local community leaders have been in contact with key leaders from the Fort Campbell and information has already been distributed throughout the local communities.
The Soldiers are conducting the training in order to provide them with pertinent realistic training in unfamiliar terrain to prepare them for possible contingency operations around the world.
|New World Order: Obama to Widen G-20's Role|
NBC Chicago Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:36 AM PDT
Welcome to the world's boardroom. President Obama is pushing to make the Group of 20 nations the leading forum for global economic cooperation, where policies could be subjected to a form of "peer review."
|New World Order at G-20|
Fox News Thu, 24 Sep 2009 22:33 PM PDT
Obama to announce major expansion of the consortium of countries that tackle economic and climate issues / G-20 Protesters, Police Clash | PHOTOS | LIVESHOTS
|Obama to Usher In New World Order at G-20|
Fox News Thu, 24 Sep 2009 21:35 PM PDT
President will announce Friday morning a significant expansion of the consortium of countries that tackle global economic and climate change issues.
Opinionline: Obama sets stage for 'new world order'
USA Today Thu, 24 Sep 2009 21:15 PM PDT
Obama sets stage for 'new world order' What people in the USA and abroad are saying about President Obama's U.N. speech The Guardian, (London), in an editorial: " rarely disappoints in his set speeches. ... In his first address...
BBC News Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:14 PM PDT
Are we at the brink of a new world order?
EU President: "New Globalization" Requires Global Governance
The crisis that we face is not just an economic crisis. It is a crisis for the values of our societies. At the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh this week, world leaders must respond by demonstrating our commitment to a greener, more ethical, more equitable, and better-balanced world economy. This "new globalization" requires global governance, based on universal human values and reflecting the reality of economic interdependence. The G-20 gives us the chance to shape globalization. The chance to develop a sustainable model to replace the one brought to its knees by the failure of financial markets. Europe has a lot to offer as we develop this new global architecture. For 60 years we have been a laboratory for cross-border supranational cooperation. The European model of society strives to surpass the destructive dichotomy of unregulated markets and overpowerful states. In Europe, before each G-20 meeting, European Union leaders have publicly adopted a clear and united position. We have sought to build partnership, further cementing the ever-closer transatlantic relationship and our rapidly developing links with emerging nations.
Turkish Prime Minister Also Talks Of New World Order
Former professional soccer player turned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed the creation of a “new global order” to an audience of roughly 700 students and visitors in Richardson Auditorium on Wednesday. During the speech, which was delivered in Turkish and simultaneously translated to audience members via individual earpieces, Erdogan said that today’s most pressing international matters require international cooperation that embraces a diversity of opinion while focusing on political, cultural, economic and legal issues. “This global order should be an order which embraces everyone, which is ... based on sharing, which sees differences as social enrichment. And it should be an order which is based on trust,” Erdogan explained. “This political order should be just, equitable and participatory. We must understand world politics as a whole, and we must understand properly the dynamic relationship between different actors.”
Brazil's Lula Pleads For New World Economic Order
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday made a strong plea for a new world economic order in the wake of the global financial crisis. "Because the global economy is interdependent, we are obliged to intervene across national borders and must therefore re-found the world economic order," he said in a speech to the UN General Assembly. Lula, who is to attend a summit of 20 leading developed and emerging economies hosted by US President Barack Obama in Pittsburgh later this week, reiterated his call for regulation of financial markets and an end to protectionism. And he insisted anew that multilateral institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank must become "more representative and democratic" to deal with complex problems such as overhauling the international monetary system. "Poor and developing countries must increase their share of control in the IMF and the World Bank," he said.
Barack Obama: Supporters Get Words, Backers Get Deeds --Obama's able to wrap a bomb in Valentine's Day wrapping with no one ever noticing it was a bomb and not a box of chocolates The Rec Report By Michael Rectenwald 25 Sep 2009 Every time Barack Obama says something, it's compensation for something he's doing. He pays his "supporters" with words and the truly powerful backers are repaid with deeds and money.
'We have seen police use rubber bullets, batons and gas.' Police embroiled in violent battles with G20 protesters --Reports: Rubber bullets used 24 Sep 2009 Anti-G20 protesters rampaged through the city centre of Pittsburgh tonight, smashing up shops and throwing rocks at police, as officers used tear gas and baton-charges in an attempt to bring them under control. In riots which continued through the middle of the evening rush hour, about 300 protesters were reported to have remained from an initial crowd of 2,000 in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh’s Little Italy.
G-20 opponents, police clash on Pittsburgh streets 24 Sep 2009 Police fired canisters of pepper spray and smoke at marchers protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after anarchists responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks. The afternoon march turned chaotic at just about the time that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived for a meeting with leaders of the world's major economies.
Pittsburgh a "steel city" of security for G20 summit 23 Sep 2009 Dubbed the "steel city" for its industrial history, Pittsburgh will live up to its name for a different reason when world leaders meet amid heavy security on Thursday and Friday for the Group of 20 (G20) summit. Thousands of additional police have been brought in to the western Pennsylvania city and tall steel fencing is being erected along streets around the convention center where 19 leaders of developed and developing countries will meet.
New York Police Official in Terror Unit Is Removed 24 Sep 2009 The New York Police Department has removed a senior official from one of its two sometimes competing antiterrorism units, after it played a role in disrupting a sensitive federal terrorism investigation, current and former police officials said on Wednesday. He was replaced by a top official from the other unit. The investigation was disrupted two weeks ago when detectives from one of the units, the Intelligence Division, sought assistance from a Queens imam who then alerted the central suspect in the case to the inquiry.
NYC Terror Plot Suspect Charged with Conspiracy to Detonate Bombs --Americans Urged to Remain 'Vigilant' and 'Report Any Suspicious Activity' 24 Sep 2009 Najibullah Zazi, the 24-year-old airport shuttle driver from Denver, Colorado who officials say was the ringleader of an alleged terror plot against New York City, was charged with conspiracy to use explosive bombs Thursday morning -- the latest indication that authorities still believe the alleged attack plan was "the real deal." The one-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury alleges that Zazi "conspired with others to use explosive devices against persons or property in the United States," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.
Terror suspect indicted in Brooklyn court on charge of planning bombings in U.S. 24 Sep 2009 A reputed Al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] operative was indicted Thursday for a conspiracy to use "weapons of mass destruction" to blow up unspecified targets across the country. An indictment unsealed in Brooklyn Federal Court charged Najibullah Zazi with getting bomb-making instructions in Pakistan - and then trying to build the bombs here. His trip to New York on the eve of the eighth anniversary of 9/11 was "in furtherance of his criminal plans," a government memorandum says.
Feds: Suspect hit beauty stores for bomb supplies 24 Sep 2009 An Afghan immigrant who received explosives training from 'al-Qaida' went from one beauty supply store to another, buying up large quantities of hydrogen peroxide and nail-polish remover, in a chilling plot to build bombs for attacks on U.S. soil, authorities charged Thursday. Najibullah Zazi, a shuttle driver at the Denver airport, was indicted in New York on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
Cops, feds ransack Queens storage sites for Qaeda bomb-making materials 23 Sep 2009 Detectives were combing Queens storage facilities on Monday for stockpiled explosive chemicals that Al Qaeda terror thugs planned to use to bomb New York, sources said. At the same time, the Daily News has learned that prime terror suspect Najibullah Zazi has confessed he was a jihadist hell-bent on murderous mayhem, the sources said. NYPD investigators, in coordination with the FBI, hit chemical and fertilizer companies looking for customers who bought bulk and paid cash - and they were also showing up at storage centers in Long Island City.
24 People Reportedly Under Observation in NYC-Colorado Terror Probe 23 Sep 2009 As many as 24 people may be under observation in a suspected cross-country terror plot, as police in New York City stepped up patrols and increased random searches on mass transit Wednesday. Reports surfaced of up to two dozen more people under scrutiny who may have knowledge of or involvement in a suspected terrorism scheme that led to the arrest of a Denver shuttle driver and two others. Federal and local officials declined comment.
'He was introduced to an undercover FBI agent, who began working with him to plot an attack.' [Ergo, the FBI agent -- the one planning the attack -- should have been arrested.] Illinois man charged in plot to bomb federal offices 24 Sep 2009 An Illinois man was ordered held on Thursday on charges he tried to blow up a federal building in the state capital, a case unrelated to the New York terrorism plot. Michael Finton, also known as Talib Islam, was arrested in Springfield, Illinois, and charged with attempted murder of federal officers or employees and trying to use a weapon of mass destruction, charges that carry a life sentence.
Man arrested in alleged attempt to bomb Dallas skyscraper 24 Sep 2009 Federal authorities arrested a 19-year-old Jordanian citizen whom they said placed an inactive car bomb today at Fountain Place, a 60-story skyscraper in downtown Dallas. Hosam Maher Husein Smadi has repeatedly voiced his intent to serve Osama bin Laden and al-Qa’ida [al-CIAduh] and commit “violent Jihad,” authorities said in a prepared statement.
U.S. terror suspects accused of targeting Marine base 24 Sep 2009 Two men charged in North Carolina last month with plotting terrorist attacks overseas also planned to attack the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, authorities said on Thursday. The two were among seven suspects arrested in August for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and for conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure people overseas.
U.S. teen tied to IEDs, fake CIA badge 24 Sep 2009 U.S. authorities said a 19-year-old Maryland native is linked to the possession of explosive devices and faked CIA intelligence identification badges. Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, said Collin McKenzie-Gude of Bethesda, Md., pleaded guilty to the possession of an unregistered destructive device.
Inoperative Cameras Hinder SEPTA 'Photo' Probe 24 Sep 2009 Twice in the past two days, SEPTA officials have alerted police to men taking pictures on the Broad Street subway line in South Philadelphia. On Wednesday, a SEPTA cashier told officers about a man taking pictures at the Lombard-South station, but the man, after being questioned by the cashier about his activities, left before officers arrived. On Tuesday, officers received a report of a male taking pictures in the track area at the Snyder Avenue station.
'Al-Qaeda group' escape Iraq jail 24 Sep 2009 Sixteen members of 'al-Qaeda' in Iraq have escaped from a prison north of Baghdad, Iraqi security officials say. Reports said five of the group, who were being held at a facility in Tikrit, had been sentenced to death for involvement in attacks. One of the men has since been caught, but the rest remain at large.
Join the club, pal: Guantanamo prisoner says he's lost hope in Obama A Guantanamo prisoner who held up a photo of President Barack Obama as a sign of hope at a war crimes court hearing last year said Wednesday he has lost faith that the American leader will be much different than his predecessor. Ahmed al-Darbi, who told the court in December he hoped Obama would "earn back the legitimacy the United States has lost in the eyes of the world," said in a note passed to his lawyer that he is disappointed the Guantanamo prison remains open and the military court still holds hearings.
U.S. soldier charged with murder in contractor slaying in Iraq 23 Sep 2009 The U.S. military announced Tuesday that a soldier had been formally charged with murder in the slaying of a civilian contractor who was shot this month on a base in northern Iraq. Army Spc. Beyshee Velez, who was already in custody, was charged Monday in the killing of an employee of Houston-based KBR on Sept. 13 at the U.S. base Camp Speicher near Tikrit. The soldier, who is being held in Hawaii, faces two counts of murder, three counts of assault and one count of fleeing apprehension in the death of contractor Lucas Vinson, the military said in a statement.
Report: Census Worker In Kentucky Had Been Warned to Be Careful 24 Sep 2009 ...Much still isn't known about the death of Census field worker Bill Sparkman in Clay County, Ky. Yesterday, it was reported that he was found hanged and that the word "fed" had been written on his chest. Today on Federal News Radio, news director Ted Werbin of WHAS-radio in Louisville reported that Sparkman had told others he had been warned by a retired state trooper to be careful in rural Clay County because some people there aren't fond of anyone from the federal government.
Census Worker Hanged with "Fed" on Body --FBI Investigating Whether Worker Was Victim of Anti-Government Sentiment 23 Sep 2009 A U.S. Census worker found hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, a law enforcement official said Wednesday, and the FBI is investigating whether he was a victim of anti-government sentiment. The law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity, did not say what type of instrument was used to write the word on the chest of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and teacher.
U.N. unanimously backs Obama's nuclear disarmament goal 24 Sep 2009 With President Barack Obama in the chair at an unprecedented meeting of the U.N. Security Council, major world powers on Thursday endorsed his goal of a nuclear weapons-free world and pledged to strengthen the shaky international system for preventing the spread of nuclear arms. The Security Council unanimously passed a U.S.-drafted resolution that endorses the eventual goal of "a world without nuclear weapons."
Another blow to MoD as Major-General Andrew Mackay resigns from Army 25 Sep 2009 Prince Harry’s brigade commander in Afghanistan [Major-General Andrew Mackay] has resigned from the Army. He is the fifth senior officer to leave the Forces prematurely in two years and the most senior commander to resign since the operation began in Afghanistan.
At U.N., Brazil's Lula demands Zelaya reinstatement 23 Sep 2009 Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the first world leader to address the U.N. General Assembly, called on Wednesday for ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to be reinstated. "The international community demands that Mr. Zelaya immediately return to the presidency of his country and must be alert to ensure the inviolability of Brazil's diplomatic mission in the capital of Honduras," Lula said, drawing applause from the hall.
Most parents won't have kids get H1N1 flu shots, study finds 25 Sep 2009 Germ-spreading schoolchildren are expected to be the focus of a massive U.S. vaccination campaign against the novel H1N1 flu. But if their parents are hearing the rallying cry to have their kids vaccinated, they're not buying it, says a new national survey. In a poll of 1,678 U.S. parents conducted by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, 40% said they would get their children immunized against the H1N1 virus.
Tampa International Airport to sell flu vaccines 24 Sep 2009 Flu vaccines will be available at the Tampa International Airport starting next month. As of Oct. 1 the airport will open kiosks delivering the antiserum for the virus. Vaccines are available at drug stores and other health-related facilities around Hillsborough County.
Seasonal flu shot may increase H1N1 risk 23 Sep 2009 Preliminary research suggests the seasonal flu shot may put people at greater risk for getting swine flu, CBC News has learned. Four Canadian studies involved about 2,000 people in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta, health officials told CBC News. Researchers found people who had received the seasonal flu vaccine in the past were more likely to get sick with the H1N1 virus.
Justice Ginsburg hospitalized after feeling faint 24 Sep 2009 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after becoming ill in her office at the court following treatment for an iron deficiency. The 76-year-old justice, who underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in February, was taken to Washington Hospital Center at 7:45 p.m. EDT as a precaution, a statement from the court said.
Banks fight to kill proposed consumer protection agency 24 Sep 2009 If you doubt that U.S. banks long to return to the days of impotent regulation, you need only look at one of the financial sector's top legislative priorities: killing a proposed new agency that would be dedicated solely to protecting consumers' financial interests. The Obama administration is asking Congress to create a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency to regulate consumer financial products ranging from credit cards to mortgages, and to simplify disclosure about them all.
Three Felonies a Day
How the Feds Target the Innocent
The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague. In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition and how prosecutors can pin arguable federal crimes on any one of us, even for the most seemingly innocuous behavior.
The volume of federal crimes in recent decades has increased well beyond the statute books and into the morass of the Code of Federal Regulations, handing federal prosecutors an additional trove of vague and exceedingly complex and technical prohibitions to stick on their hapless targets. The dangers spelled out in Three Felonies a Day do not apply solely to “white collar criminals,” state and local politicians, and professionals. No social class or profession is safe from this troubling form of social control by the executive branch, and nothing less than the integrity of our constitutional democracy hangs in the balance.
On Monday the aid at the Fort Wayne Office for called me to let me know that we could come in and have a conference call with the Senators aids that are in Washington.
We asked questions on many of the bills that are before our congress and asked them to vote no but in part 3 of the videos I asked about S 604 and if Senator Lugar would co-sponsor this bill as a Republican and a conservative. We were told NO not at this time.
I was very disappointed and if you watch video 4 you will hear me tell them maybe it is time to fire our Congressmen if they don't listen or even talk to the people
Please join me in lighting up Congressman Lugar's phone lines telling him he must co-sponsor this bill.
Please come and help us to hold these politicians accountable. I do want to say the two aides were very nice and informative as they could be and I appreciate that they were willing to talk to us, but as I tell them in the video they are not who we elected.
Part 3 (talking about S 604) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd5VV751Znk
Gaddafi blasts big powers in first ever U.N. speech
Wed Sep 23, 2009
"The preamble (of the charter) says all nations are equal whether they are small or big," Gaddafi said through an interpreter. He received a smattering of applause.
Reading from a copy of the U.N. charter, Gaddafi said: "The veto is against the charter, we do not accept it and we do not acknowledge it."
Clad in a copper-colored robe with an emblem of Africa pinned over his chest, the Libyan leader dropped his paperback copy of the charter on the podium several times before tossing it over his shoulder.
The United States, Britain, France, Russia and China are permanent veto wielding members of the Security Council, the most powerful body within the United Nations. Libya has a temporary council seat and will be on the 15-nation panel until the end of 2010.
"Veto power should be annulled," Gaddafi said.
"The Security Council did not provide us with security but with terror and sanctions," he told leaders gathered for the opening day of the 192-nation General Assembly.
Gaddafi, who spoke just after U.S. President Barack Obama, said the fact that "65 wars" have broken out since the U.N. was established more than 60 years ago proved its founding principles had been betrayed.
Gaddafi currently chairs the African Union.
(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Alan Elsner)
Welcome to America: Gadhafi at United Nations
By Brian E. Muhammad
Sep 23, 2009
http://www.finalcal l.com/artman/ publish/frontpag eFeaturedArticle /article_ 6444.shtml
Farrakhan joins welcome efforts extended to Libyan leader, African Union President on U.S. visit
(FinalCall.com) - A longtime revolutionary and statesman, Muammar Gadhafi, leader of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Great Jamahiriya and chairman of the African Union, enjoys a valid reputation as a progressive supporter of just, but often unpopular causes in the eyes of the West. The Libyan leader and his small, but oil-rich North African nation have a history of clashing with Western powers—often over President Gadhafi's backing of movements that met with their disapproval.
But his first ever visit to the United States, slated for September 23, to address the United Nations marks a significant turn in history. It could herald a new era for relations with the United States, and by extension the Western world as well as a potentially major shift since the Libyan leader came to power on September 1, 1969.
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi shake hands during the Group of Eight (G8) summit in L'Aquila, central Italy, on July 9, 2009. Group of Eight leaders grappled at a summit in Italy with reining in unprecedented government support for their economies as divergences emerged over whether their economies were ready. Photo: MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/AFP/ Getty Images
Ahead of the visit, there were mixed feelings and controversy reported in the media with support and opposition to his visit. Animosity was fueled by a combination of negative propaganda about Mr. Gadhafi and the recent release of the Libyan national convicted of the 1988 bombing of a passenger jet over Lockerbie Scotland, killing 270 people. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, was granted an early reprieve from a Scotland prison on compassionate grounds because he has advanced prostate cancer.
The release added fodder for critics who wanted to block the visit. In Englewood, N.J., there was loud opposition to having the head of state utilize a compound there owned by the Libyan government as his place to stay. Opponents said the release of Mr. Meghrahi, who Libyans have insisted is innocent, was an insult and Mr. Gadhafi was unwelcome in New Jersey.
There were also debates about whether the Meghrahi release was made for political reasons and tied to British business interests. Britain oversees Scotland's international relations, but not its internal politics and decisions. British officials and Scottish authorities denied that the release was tied to any business deals or proposed deals. Not everyone, however, was convinced the official accounts were true.
Minister Farrakhan meets with Muammar Gadhafi during his World Friendship Tour in 1997. Photo: James G. Muhammad
In recent years, the British and American governments have been courting Libya to take advantage of business opportunities lost during years of international sanctions.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was placed in a difficult position, having to explain the course of meetings between various members of his government and Libyan officials—and talks between Libya and his predecessor Tony Blair. British opposition leaders accused the government of "double dealing" out of desperation for Libyan oil contracts.
On the other hand, a world AP report said Libyan-British relations are still tense after cooperation was suspended by Libya with British police over an unsolved killing of a policewoman outside the embassy in London. Tensions rose after reports surfaced about a British-led plot to assassinate Mr. Gadhafi. British officials, however, hope this can be reversed. Significant progress has been made on relations between the two countries since Libya renounced terrorism and abandoned its program to develop nuclear weapons.
The changes are not surprising, said Mark Fancher, an atttorney and member of the All African People's Revolutionary Party.
"The fact that this has happened with Gadhafi is neither unique nor surprising, it has depended entirely upon whether the West has perceived friendship with him to be advantageous or a detriment which really determines their relationship with him as head of state in Libya," said Mr. Fancher.
Though defined for years as a villain by American and British media and political figures, Mr. Gadhafi enjoys a different reputation among liberation movements and in much of Africa. Millions see Libya's leader as a powerful defender of the weak and oppressed and see his visit as a victory for those who fight for freedom, justice and equality.
Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, right, salutes as he is greeted by Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi upon his arrival at Rome's Ciampino military airport, June 10, 2009. Photo: AP/Wide World Photos
And on the international political stage where good men often die young, Mr. Gadhafi has withstood the test of time, becoming a major powerbroker in Europe and in Africa. In April 2009, Libya hosted the Tripoli Trade Fair that attracted companies from 35 nations, including a large number of African Union firms that were represented in three pavilions, according to the European Union Information Center.
"A high presence of African countries in this fair is very important and we worked hard to invite all the African countries to participate. We all know that the strategic market for Libyan products is Africa," said the fair's director.
"Brother Gadhafi" as he is known throughout the world is in a small group of leaders—which include Cuban leader Fidel Castro—who have the distinction of outlasting Western enemies. Mr. Gadhafi was formerly persona-non- grata for every U.S. administration from President Richard Nixon to President Bill Clinton—until the current warming of U.S. relations at the end of the George W. Bush administration.
When Mr. Gadhafi led the Al-Fateh revolution against King Idriss—a minion of Western imperialists— his first order of business was to nationalize the economy to benefit and develop the Libyan people. Then he evicted American and British forces by shutting down the Wheelus military base in Tripoli. He condemned the base as a remnant of European colonialism that had to be closed and its facilities turned over to the Libyan people.
As a visionary he transformed the oil rich country into a popular people's democracy, eradicating policies driven by the multinational corporations who exploited Libya's resources.
It was once inconceivable that the man President Reagan characterized as the "mad dog of the East" would be stepping off a plane on the soil of America. It was unbelievable that a man who was the target of the most expensive assassination attempt by the U.S. government, when U.S. planes bombed Benghazi and Tripoli in 1986, would be addressing the United Nations where Libya has a seat on the Security Council and chairs the General Assembly and be received by supporters and friends who have benefited from his generosity and the fruits of his struggle.
"Muammar Gadhafi is an example of how Western imperialism does not understand the word `permanent' when it comes to friends and allies. They change their friends and allies depending upon what is strategically advantageous to them from both a foreign policy standpoint and whether U.S. based corporations will have the ability and capacity to make profits," said Mr. Fancher
Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi (R) greets Chadian President Idriss Deby upon his arrival for a meeting in Tripoli on August 8. Pres. Deby was on an official visit to Libya. Photo: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images
Though Libya was strained under 17 years of international sanctions and isolation; it did not lose money during the current world economic downturn that hurt its historical adversaries England and America.
During the sanction years, Libya still supported causes around the world, including the Irish Republican Army, the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, and the Palestinian liberation struggle.
Libya has also been a friend to the Nation of Islam. Mr. Gadhafi loaned the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad $3 million in 1972 to purchase a Greek orthodox church in Chicago. Mr. Muhammad converted the edifice into a mosque and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan repurchased the property and it remains the National Headquarters for the Nation of Islam.
During the 1980s, Mr. Gadhafi gave a $5 million loan to aid an N.O.I. initiative called P.O.W.E.R. (People Organized and Working for Economic Rebirth). At the height of U.S. aggression toward Libya, Min. Farrakhan was a major voice and force in a movement to demand the U.S. not attack Libya.
It was during the sanction years that Mr. Gadhafi turned more toward the rest of Africa, jumpstarting the transition of the former Organization of African Unity into the current African Union (AU). He financed, supported and helped give life to the vision of a United States of Africa—an idea birthed in the Diaspora by Pan African thinkers of the 19th and 20th century like Henry Sylvester Williams, from Trinidad, who called the first Pan-African Congress in London and George Charles, of the "African Emigration Association, " who officially took the concept before the U.S. Congress in 1886. Later the Honorable Marcus Garvey, George Padmore and others took up the mantle of a United Africa, which inspired Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana who was educated in the United States.
The idea developed further through Africa's leaders and founding fathers of the OAU—Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Ahmed Sekou Toure of Guinea, Ahmed Ben Bella of Algeria and others. In February 2009, Mr. Gadhafi assumed the chairmanship of the African Union.
After all of the sanctions and isolation; eight U.S. presidents; a U.S. invasion; bogus propaganda and false accusations on terrorism, both Muammar Gadhafi and the Libyan people are still standing—and the freedom fighter's influence may be growing stronger.
The Nation of Islam Welcomes Muammar Gadhafi
By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Sep 22, 2009
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL.
It is a great honor and privilege for me, the Nation of Islam, and others to welcome Brother Leader Muammar al-Gadhafi, Leader of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and President of the African Union to his first visit to the United States of America to address the 64th Opening Session of the United Nations.
The greatest of his efforts, in my humble opinion, has been to foster the idea of Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, Kwame Nkrumah and Gamal Abdel Nasser to move the independent states of Africa to form the United States of Africa, thus bringing Africa fully and powerfully into the 21st century as a major contributor on the World scene in all aspects of World Affairs.
You may ask why we feel honored and privileged to welcome him; it is because ever since we have known him, he has been a friend of the struggle of Black people all over the World for true liberation.
In Brother Gadhafi's Green Book, he mentions the rise of Black people to positions of prominence, eminence and power in World Leadership. He has not only written and said this, he has put the scholarship and oil wealth of Libya behind, not only raising the standard of living of the 6 million Libyan people, but also has used the scholarship and wealth of Libya to raise the condition of the poor masses throughout the earth. By his charity and the guidance he has given to so many, he has proved that what comes from his pen and his lips is deeply rooted in his heart.
In 1971, he loaned the Nation of Islam under the Leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad $3 million. That money allowed us to purchase the beautiful Greek Orthodox Church which became the National Headquarters of the Nation of Islam in Chicago.
In my effort to rebuild the Nation of Islam in accord with the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Brother Gadhafi loaned the Nation of Islam $5 million for our economic development then forgave the loan. Then through the Islamic Call Society, the religious arm of Libya, sponsored one the largest Islamic conferences in America bringing Islamic scholars from all over the world to Chicago. The Islamic Call Society also sponsored two of our World Friendship Tours, which allowed us to visit over 53 countries. Brother Gadhafi was and is a true revolutionary who is still evolving towards the destiny that Allah (God) has for him.
The greatest of his efforts, in my humble opinion, has been to foster the idea of Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, Kwame Nkrumah and Gamal Abdel Nasser to move the independent states of Africa to form the United States of Africa, thus bringing Africa fully and powerfully into the 21st century as a major contributor on the World scene in all aspects of World affairs.
As you may know, in 1986 the most expensive assassination attempt in the history of the World was perpetrated against Muammar Gadhafi by the Government of the United States of America under the leadership of President Ronald Reagan. In that assassination attempt, he narrowly escaped, but his adopted daughter was killed and forty-one Libyans and other foreign nationals died in the bombing raids that took place in Tripoli and Benghazi.
There is no Nation that does not desire to have a friendly and meaningful relationship with the United States of America. A promise was made that if Brother Leader Gadhafi abandoned the idea of making Libya a nuclear power and agreed to pay reparations for the unfortunate loss of life of 270 persons in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing that took place over Lockerbie, Scotland; the sanctions placed on Libya by the United States and the United Nations would be lifted. These negotiations took place under the administration of President George W. Bush.
Many of us that followed these events thought that Libya was made the "fall guy" for this unfortunate tragedy. America first said that the perpetrators of this act were from Iran, then they said Syria and lastly they focused on Libya. Two Libyan nationals were turned over to the World Court and were tried at the World Court in The Hague under Scottish law. One of the Libyan nationals was set free (Lamin Khalifah Fhimah) and, over the protest of many, Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi was found guilty and spent the past eight years of his life in prison for a crime that most Libyans never believed he was guilty of.
From what I have learned, there have never been any negotiations for business or oil deals between Libya and England or Scotland that did not involve the potential release of Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi.
A few years ago Bulgarian nurses were accused of injecting Libyan children with the HIV/AIDS virus. Over four hundred Libyan children were injected. These nurses were tried in a Libyan court, found guilty and sentenced to death. The cry came up from the West: America, England and the European Union, petitioning Muammar Gadhafi not to put these nurses to death. Then, a request was made and pressure was applied to release them to serve time in a prison in their own country.
Libya released these nurses and I understand that while the plane was carrying them from Libya to Bulgaria, a new arrangement was made by Bulgarian authorities and these nurses were received with a heroes' welcome in Bulgaria and were set free not spending one single day in jail.
Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi's life imprisonment was commuted for medical reasons by the Scottish Government and he was released and sent home to Libya to die. A great hue and cry came up from America and other places condemning the release of this Brother. The Obama administration joined in condemning the Scottish government's action apparently forgetting America's request under the Bush administration to release the Bulgarian nurses to their own country and release them from the penalty of death.
Brother Leader Muammar Gadhafi has shown that Libya is ready to take its place in the family of Nations as an equal and respected partner. The sanctions, to the best of my knowledge, have been lifted and a new era in the American-Libyan relationship is now emerging. There is much that America and Europe can offer to Libya and Africa, and there is much that Libya and Africa can offer to America and Europe in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
The emergence of Libya on the World stage is now a reality in that Libya is now serving on the United Nations Security Council and a Libyan diplomat is presiding over this year's General Assembly. Brother Gadhafi's insistence on Africa's becoming one great Nation with Africans in the Diaspora assisting in the development of Africa, is probably the greatest move that Brother Leader Gadhafi has made in his forty years of Leadership of Libya.
Libya is building anew. Libya is investing tremendous resources in the development of Africa and Libya is also seeking to invest in America. While Brother Gadhafi's visit to America may attract protestors, which is the right of any American to do, however, I hope it will also attract those of us who have honored and respected Brother Gadhafi over the years for his tireless efforts in Black liberation and the struggle of the masses.
On a personal note, years ago I told some revolutionary brothers in Africa that I too am a revolutionary but the revolution that I am concerned with is not fostered by the use of carnal weapons. The revolution that I was then involved in and am involved in now is fostered by the Divine Light found in the Bible and Holy Qur'an. There is no real revolution as long as we remain mentally enslaved by our former colonial and slave masters. We must be made new and that can only happen if the veil of ignorance is removed and replaced with that knowledge that will bring up a new idea and vision. This kind of revolution will change Africa and the World.
When Brother Gadhafi saw the work of the Nation of Islam in cooperation with other Black Leaders and organizations that produced the historic Million Man March, he offered to help our people with an infusion of capital to pursue those things that would be meaningful in the building of our communities.
In the book of Isaiah (61:4), it is written that we will rebuild the wasted cities. We the Blacks, the Hispanics, the Native Americans and the poor Whites live in the wasted parts of the American cities. Among us however, is the talent, energy, gifts, skills and will to rebuild the cities and make our neighborhoods decent places for all of us to live.
We hope that in the gathering of our best and brightest minds producing a workable and mutually agreeable plan that Libya will partner with us in rebuilding the wasted cities. This would create job opportunities for our young people and help us with international trade and commerce. This would allow us to build in the West and share the richness of the wisdom we have gained from our sojourn in America with our Brothers and Sisters on the African continent. Then, from both sides of the Atlantic, we might find ourselves through our noble work worthy to be respected among all the civilized societies on our planet.
Thank you for reading these words.
—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Earlier this month, Dóra Nehéz was sitting in the window seat of an airplane that had just taken off from Tirgu Mures, Transylvania. "We were about 1 km high when I looked out the window and saw a rainbow underneath the airplane," says Nehéz. "It lasted about a minute--long enough for me to grab my camera and take a few pictures."
Rainbows are usually seen by looking up, but not this time. Atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley offers a grave explanation for the unusual phenomenon:
"Unlike a certain Transylvanian resident, rainbows prefer sunlight and their reflections really are visible in mirrors!" he says. "Because rainbows are caused by sunlight reflecting from raindrops, rainbows and the sun are always located on the opposite sides of the sky. In this case, a high sun combined with fortuitous raindrops below the airplane to produce a very low 'bow."
"Look for such rainbows when coming into land on a showery day," he suggests. "It's something to sink your teeth into."
Buried Mars Layers Matches Climate
Cycles Caused by Sun and Planet Tilt
It is the "Sun" and planet 'tilt' as cause of warming and cooling trends, just as with Earth. New, three-dimensional imaging of Martian north-polar ice layers by a radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is consistent with theoretical models of Martian climate swings during the past few million years.
Alignment of the layering patterns with the modeled climate cycles provides insight about how the layers accumulated. These ice-rich, layered deposits cover an area one-third larger than Texas and form a stack up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) thick atop a basal deposit with additional ice.
Warming Ocean Melts Greenland
Glaciers, as 'Natural Occurrence'
Ruth Curry, an American climate scientist and her colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, zig-zagged between majestic icebergs in the Sermilik fjord last month in search of proof that waters from warmer latitudes or subtropical waters. Scientists confirm it's a natural process - in one period the cold waters will have the upper hand, and in the next it's the other way round.
3 Separate Spacecraft Have Detected Significant Water On the Moon
The EPOXI (Deep Impact) paper ("Temporal and Spatial Variability of Lunar Hydration as Observed by the Deep Impact Spacecraft", Sunshine et al) says that water has been "unequivocally" confirmed and that "the entire lunar surface is hydrated during at least some portions of the lunar day".