Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Report from a G20 protest attendee. Video footage.Where was JTF2 ?

I want to first of all thank this anonymous commenter who left a very informative narrative of what was going on at the G20 from his/her vantage point. Take the time to read it all, it is well worth it!

The comment as follows-


Report from a person who was there (I am a regular poster but shall remain anonymous for the time being):

1. The Compliance of Canadians Shocked me, as did the Brazen Fascist-Lite Behaviour of the Cops

As I was stationed inside the yellow zone (not the super-tight red zone, but inside the controlled perimeter) I watched with curiosity as person after person was ordered by police to show ID, and state their reason for entering, and to prove it. First, they asked for the "special Id" - this huge card with your name and other ID stuff on it that people wore hanging around their neck . . . as if you were at a convention for the half-blind. People were so damn compliant it was unbelievable . . . not one person stated "no, I will not show you my ID" or asked "why do I have to show you ID? This is a public street!". No one asked what law gave the police the right to block off a road and basically ID you to death before letting you get in . . . and certainly no one dared raise their voice at the cops at their fascist behaviour in a supposedly free country.

The lone complainant at the entry point I spent the most time at? A woman who was heading to work on Saturday being made to wait about 20 minutes while the cop put her aside and about three different security guards after some confusion finally ascertaining her ID and that she worked there. Her big protest? As she walked towards the building, now a hundred meters away from the cops, said loudly "and THIS is what we paid a BILLION DOLLARS FOR? For 7 guards to keep me waiting for 20 MINUTES?!? CHRIST!"

The people were cowed and compliant to say the least.

2. Most Level-Headed Cops Knew that it was Just the Black Bloc that were Causing the Trouble

(Anyone notice the wording - "bloc", as in Bloc Quebecois? Always a reason for everything, hmm?)

Despite what some may think (and you have every right to think it) not all cops are assholes . . . they just become them eventually. ha ha Anyways, most had obviously been briefed, knew that it was the Black Bloc that were the ones prone to violent unrest and all that . . . and it was them the cops were on the lookout for. However, tolerating a protest is only taken to a point . . . you know that free speech is only free in Canada if you don't slightly offend the sensibilities of the hundred or so cops surrounding you in intimidating and frightening full-on riot gear, sectioned away in an area from where the people you are protesting against are. All for your own security, mind you.

So, if the cops knew very, very well about who the Black Bloc were and what they were about . . . how'd they let them burn 4 cars, and run rampant down Yonge Street (main artery of Toronto for you non-locals, and right adjacent to the G20 sectioned off area) you my ask? Good question.


3. My Suspicions Mirror those of Penny - Agents de Provocateurs!

Looks like Penny might have even mined a bit of info from these links, but I provide them anyways:

From Global Research . com:http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19928

Another well spoken chap who talks about the agent provocateurs, and the former Montibello incident (all well covered in the media, of course!):

Yeah, the boots are very circumstantial in this case . . . but the fact that in section of the city where cops outnumbered regular citizens, how not one of these guys was not arrested OUT IN PUBLIC where their MASKS WOULD BE TAKEN OFF is obviously . . . not possible. Only a brainwashed simpleton could believe that thousands of cops could somehow let between 50-100 masked thugs in easy to spot uniform get away . . . on foot . . . surrounded by cops . . . that outnumbered their group . . . 5 to 1. Yeah.

My guess is, there are a lot of police scrtching their heads as to the incompetence of their leaders, and why they weren't allowed to stop them coming down Yonge, and why they were told to retreat from their burning vehicles for a fantastic photo op. It'll be blamed on politics and incompetence . . . boy, never heard that excuse weasel people out of accountability before, eh?

4. The Media Suck Large, and are Basically an Extension of the Propaganda Lie Machine

First off, the one key thing I have to report to you all today is the fact that I personally witnessed something that has not been reported on at all . . . and the funniest thing is, I saw many media people among those affected.

You see, they used the Sound Cannon on Sat in the mid afternoon . . . when the peaceful protesters, largely infiltrated by the Black Bloc, began their march into the yellow zone.

I knew the shit was going down when all the cops put on their riot gear . . . complete with gas masks (for the tear gas), and with full head shield and body armour. An army of about 350 or so cops (just in my view) marched in army formation westward across on Wellington and up Bay Street [I give these coordinates for locals] and then were somewhat out of my view, confronting the protesters just up Bay Street. [I was inside a large building at the time, looking through very thick glass walls] Following the cops was a large gaggle of 40 or 50 odd people and reporters . . . almost everyone had a camera, or cellphone or recording device pointed at what was happening . . . but note that this was inside the yellow zone.

2 minutes later, people were running away - south down Bay, then some went west - holding their ears, faces in contorted pain, yelling. I did hear a high, shrill noise, but as if from far away through the thick glass . . . but it was very clear that they were running from the sound cannon. I mean, I didn't ever see the sound cannon, but people weren't running away like that because someone used a bad word . . . and they were clearly covering their ears, everyone was in that group.

Which all begs the question, of course: how come when I looked on Sunday, then today, for any wisp of a mention of the use of said sound cannons, none was to be found?

Reporters indeed!

And speaking of reporters . . . did anyone interview the Black Bloc? Ask them what their goals, raison'd'etre was, why they chose violence, and what they wanted from the G20 leaders? Did anyone think to ask them questions, get an interview, find out what kind of people they were?

For that matter, other than probably planted mush-brains and retards, was anyone of clear mind and values asked about the G20 leaders from among the peaceful protesters? Anyone allowed to ask on tv about the sectioning off of public property, the illegal searches, the illegal harrassment and intimidation, the illegal arrests and illegal detentions, and the total loss of most human rights for anyone daring to raise a voice against the establishment?

yeah, those are crickets.


5. Another Series of Scares is Used to Ramp Up the Terror Factor, and Thus Make You All Compliant When Your Rights Are Taken Away

Bikes were confiscated because they "might be used as weapons" (no joke, the police actually gave this reasoning); the subway was closed down during the main protest on Sat afternoon because of a "bomb scare" at Union Station (or was it King? I can't remember, this is from memory) which turned out to be a forgotten suitcase supposedly; helicopters constantly circled low overhead, giving the impression that terrorists were being chased across the city or that some dangerous dudes were around. Well, the list is longer than this, but that's where I'll end for now.

Never saw any of the detention centers, and was not around when all the nice protestors got rounded up and arrested (that'll be a nice large deterrent for anyone who has second thoughts about protesting in the future, eh?) . . . so I'll leave my observations there for now, may comment again later.

Overall, the experience for me was hugely depressing, and scary in terms of how well organised I view the entire paradigm of law enforcement and the way they are propagandised and taught to ignore all rights when they come upon someone they treat as the opposition . . . the divide and conquer tactic works so well on the micro, as it does on the macro level.


You can see this also in the comment section of the previous post.

This person notes the LRAD was used in Toronto though the media, of course, failed to mention it.Amongst the myriad of other happenings the media fails to mention or inquire about, but then that is the main stream media.

I did find one lone video, a brief interview with Police Inspector Bill Neadle.
He says that they will be using the LRAD, "not as a show of force", and only for brief periods of time 2-5 seconds in length. Of course the operators of the LRAD will have hearing protection.

The fact that he says it will be in use, leads me to believe the anonymous commenter's mention of it use is in fact correct. The Inspector claimed, prior to the protests, that the LRAD would not be used as a show of force. The media has failed to mention the LRAD entirely. I am left wondering if the LRAD was used as a show of force weapon and the compliant media is going along rather then outraging Canadians. Just a thought.

Something I should have touched on yesterday- Where was JTF2?
I have made mention of JTF2 in other postings, Canada's elite commandos, most recently here, regarding their "preparations for the G20/G8"

For now, the soldiers of JTF2 are plotting and preparing for every eventuality

Other residents saw soldiers dressed in dark clothing crawling around in the fields near the school (in Brockville)

The commandos have been studying and tweaking the summit security blueprint that will be carried out by the Mounties, Ontario Provincial Police and local law enforcement teams.

Could some/many or all of the so called anarchists/black bloc been the JTF2?
Emerging from sewers and alleyways. Able to breach security? Able to cause mayhem and destruction as police stand down? Able to avoid arrest? The mainstream media failed to inquire at what their role actually was? Given the fact that they are "elite commandos" trained in "counter-terrorism tactics" Counter-terrorism can actually include the fomenting of terrorism for a specific agenda political or otherwise. The actions of the so called black bloc/anarchist certainly aided a political agenda and justified the massive security spending.


Queen & Spadina Protest (original file/unedited) from Meghann Millard on Vimeo.

Helicopters overhead. Note the difference in response from law enforcement? Regular folk vs alleged anarchists? Brutal action vs Standown?

Monday, June 28, 2010

G20 protests gone amok, or maybe not?

Yah, yah the G20 blah, blah, blah.....bear with me? Just a bit more.

Let's talk about the 'violent protest' that took place on Saturday. Perpetrated by so-called 'anarchists' also called the 'black bloc'. The names seem to be interchangeable, with the repeated mention of lots of black clothing confiscations. Because bad guys always wear black in the movies....... And, so do the police. Think about it?

Back to Saturday's protest.

To say it is odd, that the armed to the teeth police, with their sonic weapons, water cannons and special arrest powers stood aside while these so called 'anarchists' caused destruction would be an understatement. Odd just wouldn't cut it.

"Scenes of unopposed militants using so-called Black Bloc tactics to wreak havoc along trendy Queen Street West on Saturday were replaced on Sunday by swift and aggressive police tactics to shut down protests."

Unopposed, completely unopposed.

G20 police clamp down on protests a day after riots

Then, as if striken with a bolt of awareness on Sunday the many thousands of police, spring into action and arrest 100's and 100's of people. Yes, they vow the so called anarchists will be arrested. At some time, some point in time. But, they stood by and did nothing as the violence raged?
Worse then that, they may have enabled, encouraged and fortified the numbers of the so labelled anarchists!

With the heads of all the bandanna groups planning their next move, the way was opened as the police to the east retreated—why they did that we will never know, but it is suspicious considering it opened downtown Toronto to assault.

Why would the police open the way for the anarchists? Suspicious? It sure is suspicious!

At 2:20 p.m. the protesters surged east on Queen Street, destroying police cars guarded by single cops. At that time, an undercover cop pulled out a collapsible baton and began striking a protester who attacked the police cars. The undercover cop was quickly subdued.

For the next three hours the protesters were unopposed as the police presence disappeared.

I am not going to get into the subject of the black bloc/ anarchists, to deeply.
Just a superficial glance.
Do they exist or not? Are they a real group? I would think so.

Are they infiltrated by law enforcement? Almost certainly.

Could law enforcement have taken advantage of the protests, to justify the massive expenditures by creating or fomenting their own 'black bloc' style protests, having uniformed officers stand down, while law enforcement dressed in black ran amok?
Who is served by Saturday's stand down on the part of the police?
Law enforcement. The federal and provincial governments. The police state apparatus.

Let's take a look at some random news reports and pics, shall we?
And connect the dots.

First question- Could anarchist organizations be infiltrated by law enforcement?
From print edition of Toronto Star (pg.10) Sunday June 27/10:
Alleged ringleaders to make court appearance
Year long probe infiltrated anarchist group, police say
"Crown Attorney Vince Paris said their arrest was the result of a large scale investigation involving two undercover agents that began in April 2009 and is still ongoing.
The investigation was conducted by a joint intelligence group that included the RCMP, Ontario Provincial police, as well as Toronto, Peel, Waterloo, Ottawa, Guelph and Barrie Police Services"
Question answered!
Yes, anarchist organizations can be infiltrated by law enforcement! The infiltration of the group is reported here or here

Second Question- Could law enforcement take advantage of insider knowledge to foment dissent to their advantage?
Agent provocateurs!
Where have we seen this previously? In Canada?
Montebello, Quebec
See the Quebec police dressed as 'anarchists'? Fomenting trouble?

Fast forward to this week-end in Toronto

Look at this picture, thanks to the Globe and Mail
Check out the footwear, on the so called anarchists to the right.
Also the footwear on the window smasher.
Rather uniform and similar?

click on the pic, to get the whole image.
Are we looking at agent provocateurs?
It would seem quite possible. Quite probable.
It is a rather long used tactic.

Anarchist infiltration. Insider knowledge. Police stand down. What a show for the cameras!
Yah, the media was able to get great shots for the fear mongering news reports
All works well to justify the massive police state and security budget.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Police get special arrest powers for the duration of the G-20

Ontario has quietly passed legislation that allows police to question and arrest not just people walking with the G20 security zone in Toronto, but even anyone walking within five metres of the fencing.

There are reports that a 32-year-old man has already been arrested under the new regulation, because he refused to show ID to police who questioned why he was inspecting fencing around the security perimeter.

Why did Ontario, Canada "quietly pass legislation" giving police ridiculous powers, beyond the scope of any real necesssity?

The 32 year old man arrested?- Was he "inspecting" or was he merely looking at the fence his tax dollars bought and paid for?

Did he "refuse to show ID"?- Or did he simply not have ID on him at the time that he casually stopped to look at the fence?

Really, the way this article is written- to create suspicion and justification for this obviously bad legislation. Why do I say bad legislation? Why would it be quietly passed if it was good for the citizens?

The regulations were passed earlier this month by provincial cabinet using what is known as a "covering" order-in-council. The changes were not debated in the Legislature.

Secret, secret....sounds very police state doesn't it?

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association said in a media statement that it "is obviously extremely concerned about the implications of this measure" and says it will seek to challenge the regulation.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Two "terrorism" related arrests before G-20

Two G-20 arrests! A common- law couple from Toronto.
Let's take a look at this news.....
Both of the arrested hail from the affluent Forest Hill area of Toronto

Forest Hill is an affluent neighbourhood in central Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Along with Rosedale, and The Bridle Path, it is one of Toronto’s three wealthiest neighbourhoods.
The first arrest came yesterday, a male, who was charged with...... wait for it.....
he had "gathered the makings for volatile explosives".

Now, on to the arrest today of his spouse - Canada police make 2nd explosives arrest before G20

They said the 37-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday and charged with possession of an explosive device and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.

That explosive is TATP. Or triacetone triperoxide. What is triacetone triperoxide?
Off the top of my head, I would say sounds like nail polish remover and peroxide.
Hang on, though while I gather info....
Flashback, Richard Reid the shoe bomber.

Ok, here we go

"hydrogen peroxide, acetone, and sulfuric acid"

The hydrogen peroxide has to be sufficiently concentrated for this to even come close to working. Acetone, nail polish remover or paint thinners. Sulfuric acid -drain cleaners.
Or? "A little hair dye, drain cleaner, and paint thinner"
So this man had common household cleaners and solvents, "gathered".
I will bet alot of people have "gathered" these ingredients.

Let's move on to another charge against this man?
Intimidating “justice system participants”
Intimidating justice sytem participants? What is this about?

Possibly this-
Mr. Sonne talking animatedly, and with the expertise of someone who knew his way around security systems, about his plans to listen in on security force’s radio chatter and broadcast it on Twitter.
The Toronto police started to encrypt their radio system this year, to make it more difficult for someone to listen in.

Had Mr Sonne found away to get around the encryption. Or is this arrest much ado about nothing? A total show? A way to justify the 1.2 billion dollar security expenditure?

From another article-
Sonne told a May meeting of activists and professors that he planned to monitor police chatter about the G-20 summit and post it on Twitter. He also said he would buy items online to attract police attention.

Why would he do that? Buy items online to attract police attention?

And, this is interesting

Sonne made two brief court appearances Wednesday. Sonne winked at the media as he left the courtroom in custody.

This should come as no surprise, there is a publication ban.
What should be surprising is that the publication ban was requested by Sonne's lawyer!
An automatic publication ban was placed on his case after his lawyer requested it.

If this man and his wife were being falsely accused or wrongly persecuted by law enforcement, how would a publication ban requested by his lawyer, serve the interests of his client. Unless things are not as they seem?

Byron Sonne living in Toronto, specializes in computer and network security and is a licensed private investigator.

A licensed private investigator? He would have worked with law enforcement previously. Is he working with them now?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lord Rothschild gambled and lost ? Oil's upward pricing.

The elite's don't lose, they 'write off ' losses causing the working class to lose.
But, I digress....

Lord Rothschild took a £30m gamble on the offshore oil specialist Transocean just months before the explosion on its drilling platform

The stake is Lord Rothschild's third-largest in a quoted company, according to the accounts of his investment vehicle RIT Capital Partners, and was valued at £28.9m at March 31. Following the disaster on the Deepwater Horizon rig, which was being leased for BP, Transocean shares have almost halved, leaving RIT facing a £15m loss.

The investment in Transocean met RIT's strategy of increasing its exposure to the energy sector

Among that is a £60m pot that has been set aside for Agora, a fledgling North Sea oil and gas exploration company.

Mikael Breuer-Weil, RIT investment director, said he would consider selling the Transocean stake.

"If we can find other drilling assets that are compelling but carry less of a liability threat we would transfer," he said. "But it doesn't change our fundamental view that oil prices will be under upward pressure over time."

It doesn't change our fundamental view that oil prices will be under upward pressure.

After you have wiped your tears for Lord Rothschild's monetary loss.... let's talk about global warming.

For the believers in the man made global warming theory, the ones who seem to think that we will move away from oil, the use of oil, the need for oil, however you wish to think about it?

This will not be the case, and I believe that position has been mentioned here. On numerous occasions.

There will be no move away from oil. Anyone who believed that the oil companies were funding the debate of the naysayers is mistaken. As I have said the oil giants whether it is BP, Chevron, Exxon, it doesn't matter, benefit from the man made global warming theory.

How do they benefit? The 'need' to combat the scourge of co2 gases warming the earth will cause energy prices to move higher. Including oil. As Lord Rothschild's investment firm fundamentally believes oil is going higher in pricing. (Is it possible, they have the inside track?)

Therefore, the oil extraction companies have nothing to lose, not one red cent, by a move to a cap and trade or a carbon credit system. Despite what some green guru's may say!
The overall increase in all energy prices will do nothing but benefit the bottom line for big oil.

Belarus and Russia - A gas war ?

What is going on here and why? Is this going to effect the EU?

There was news on this going back to the beginning of 2010. At that time it looked as if the dispute was heading towards a settlement.
Russia-Belarus Gas dispute may be ending soon

An agreement for 2010 between Moscow and Minsk to settle disputes over Russian oil transits is pending, the Russian energy minister said. Tensions escalated in the first week of 2010 over Russian oil transits with both sides offering varying accounts of the status of talks for the price of this year's oil.

But, six months later things have heated up again.

Here is the latest.

The reduction is just starting to effect the EU.

-A dispute between Russia and Belarus over natural gas spilled into the European Union for the first time Wednesday when supplies to Lithuania were cut. Lithuania relies almost entirely on Russia for gas supplies piped via Belarus and also acts as transit route for gas to Kaliningrad.

Some contributing factors in the gas war.

The dispute heats up right before Medvedev visits the US-

Medvedev is heading to the US this week trying to show that the government is much more focused on trying to improve the business climate and the dispute with Belarus is obviously a huge embarrassment.”

Embarrassing and or pressuring Medvedev?

Then you have Krgyzstsan???

A tug of war going on there between Western and Russian interests?

Belarus is sheltering the ousted leader. Krgyzstan wants him back

Prosecutor-General's Office of Belarus refused a Kyrgyz request to extradite Kurmanbek S. Bakiyev, Interfax informs.

Earlier, President of Belarus promised not to extradite Bakiyev, moreover, he named the Kyrgyz request, issued on 6 May, as hopeless and humiliating. Minsk refused to give any comments.

Krgyzstan is home to a coveted air base

The United States has to tread carefully in responding to the conflict, Commercio says, or it risks being evicted from the Manas airbase it leases in northern Kyrgyzstan, a transit point for U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Krgyzstan is a nation divided. The Northern part, where the Manas air base is located is not so infatuated with Bakiyev. The Southern part of Krgyzstan is stauncher in their support for the ousted leader.

So the situation in Krgyzstan, the tossing out of Bakiyev, the safe haven offered in Belarus could all be factors in the heating up of the gas war, which looked to be settled at the start of 2010.

Not to be left out of the big picture is the political situation in Poland.

"Even if gas stops flowing from Belarus and the Yamal pipeline, deliveries from Ukraine and reserves in storage facilities will be enough to keep gas flowing without disruptions to Polish private and industrial customers," he said.

Elections ongoing there. Will the winner of the election see Ukrainian supplies continue?
Or could Poland suffer shortages with the Belarus dispute?

There is probably even more to this then I have posted. Nothing is ever so simplistic.
Politics is always a factor in these types of disputes. Infact, sometimes politics is the main factor and price is secondary. Hard to say what is really going on. Another move on the chessboard in the game of some get rich and many, many more of the fodder die.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

G-20 What's it really about?

What is the G-20? Do you ever wonder? Often in the main stream media you read about democracies and free economies, having something to do with the G-20.
What the G-20 really is, and why it began, doesn't have much of anything to do with democracy or so called free economies.
The G-20 is about Finance Ministers and Central Banks. The G-20 is a one world order creation mechanism. The countries these Finance Ministers and Bankers hail from has very little to do with anything. It is the window dressing for what goes on behind the curtains. And what goes on has to do with banking.

The G20 is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union, with representatives of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The finance ministers and central bank governors began meeting in 1999.
An interesting article this past week-end.

How will democracy fare in the G20 world order?

Hm! the new world order.

But for all its little-understood qualities, the G20 is the much-heralded New World Order: the world’s economic steering committee.

“I think the New World Order is emerging, and with it the foundations of a new and progressive era of international co-operation,” declared then-British prime minister Gordon Brown at the G20 meeting last year.

“We have resolved that from today we will together manage the process of globalization to secure responsibility from all and fairness to all. And we have agreed that in doing so we will build a more sustainable and more open and a fairer global society.

A more sustainable and open society?

Keeping this in mind... from the same article

If the Western powers that are traditional spear-carriers of democracy have themselves stumbled along the path — trampling civil liberties in the name of security and launching wars that have cost thousands of lives — what can we expect as countries with shorter traditions of democracy and human rights slide under the big G20 tent?

Western powers the spear carriers of democracy? Or so claims this author. But, that is part of the illusion as history show us. Not just long past history, but very recent history. Trampling civil liberties and lying the people into war are not new. We, in the west are the largest group of willing consumers of indoctrination on the planet earth.
See multiple previous posts for that. Today let's focus on democracy G-20 style!

Commandos prepare for summits in the shadows

That's right Commandos will be at the G-20. Think of the Commandos that dropped down on the Gaza flotilla, guns a blazing, carrying out their targetted kills.
Commandos will be at the G-20. In a democratic country, with freedom of expression guaranteed?! lol. And just what commmandos are we talking about here. None other then the super secretive JTF2

“I’m at a readiness every single day that allows me to reassure my chain of command that regardless if it’s a G8 or G20 day or the most quiet day of the year, we’re equally ready,” Brig.-Gen. Mike Day, JTF2 commander, said in a rare on-the-record interview.

The JTF2 have a rather sullied past. Torture scandals. So there presence at a protest in a supposed democratic country is not a comforting thought.

For now, the soldiers of JTF2 are plotting and preparing for every eventuality

Then there was the announcment that sound cannons were purchased for use at the G-20.
I covered that here.
Now in freedom loving Canada, besides the billion dollar security, the aformentioned sound cannons, the JTF2 commandos, there are going to be water cannons.

The Integrated Security Unit has confirmed that the RCMP will be deploying water canons during the G8 summit in Huntsville, Ont., and the G20 summit in Toronto

Yah gotta love that freedom! And democracy! Of the people, by the people, for the people.

So. the G-20 which is largely about central banks and monetary policy, global monetary policy, that no one ever voted for, no one wanted and no one in the alleged democracies are privy to the information exchanged, other then that which emanates from the spoon fed media.


Requiring a billion dollars in security, with weapons that can cause harm and commando's that can cause harm, and over 5,000 police on duty who can also cause harm. Ensuring that you, and your rights are infringed on, greatly.

And your told this is freedom!?

On a side note, after you have heard and read so much about bad, bad Iran. Having a nuclear power station. This is kind of interesting!

Canada will likely sign a nuclear deal with India.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for the G20 Summit on the global financial crisis on June 26-27 in Toronto, where he is also scheduled to hold talks with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper and may even sign a bilateral civil nuclear cooperation pact.
Because nuclear power factors large in the NWO's dream of clean energy.
Which is alot of nonsense.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Information Monopoly. Serving up humanity to the corporate masters.

If you have been following along here, you will know I am reading Ellen Brown's book -Web of Debt. (Along with another book)

Just a bit from it now, a part called The Information Monopoly. (pg.130-131)
Because, if you think the press is here to inform you, and school is there to teach you.....
You are wrong!

"In March 1915, the JP Morgan interests the steel, shipbuilding and powder interests, and their subsidiary organizations got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world, and employed them to select the most influential papers in the US and the sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the press of the United States..... They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. The 25 papers were agreed upon, emissaries were sent to purchase the policy, national and international, of these papers. And editor was provided for each paper to properly supervise and edit the information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies and other things of a national and international nature considered vital to the purchasers [and to suppress] everything in opposition to the wishes of the interests served.

This tidbit is available in it's entirety here

Fast forward from 1915 to 1983

Fifty media corporations were down to 6 corporations with directorates interlocked with each other and commercial banks.

( I think here in particular of the National Post/Canwest which is IMO a subsidiary of JP Morgan/Chase)

A quote from Howard Zinn

Whether you have a Republican or a Democrat in power, the robber barons are still there.... Under the Clinton administration more mergers of huger corporations took place then had ever taken place before, under any administration.
Whether you have a Republican or a Democrat in power big business is the most powerful voice in the halls of Congress and the ears of the President
Then Ellen goes on to discuss John Taylor Gatto and his book "The Underground History of American Education"

Dare I say, that if whether the education is American, Canadian, Australian, European, it is all the same. So, his title applies equally to all countries that fall under the moniker of 'western' nations.
If you missed the interviews I had posted here with John Taylor Gatto, from Gnostic Media, I highly recommend you go back and listen again. Part 1 and Part 2

His book that I have read, Weapons of Mass Instruction, is excellent.
Eventually I will get around to the Underground History book!
Back to Ellen Brown writing about Gatto...

"Gatto traces how Rockefeller, Morgan and other members of the financial elite influenced, guided, funded and at times forced compulsory schooling into the mainstream of society"
Check this out

Why would they do this, you ask?

"They needed three things for their corporate interests to thrive"
1-compliant employees
2- a guaranteed and dependant population
3-a predictable business environment

Compulsory schooling guaranteed these business needs.

In other words, you really are here to serve the masters, the corporate masters.
Don't like that idea? Then do something about it.
If you as a human being continue to allow yourself to be servile, you will become as downtrodden, as chained, as beaten down, as abused as any slave has been by their master.
Worst of all.
You will have willingly done it to yourself.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Doctors in the employ of the CIA who aid in torture.

Speaking of all things abusive. That is abuses heaped on humans. Doled out by government agencies.
Let's call it more of the same. Mkultra never went away. It just got a fancy new name, some nice clothes, an air of dignity, whatever, but underneath it is still the same ugly 'game'

Medical 'professionals' (debatable) involved in CIA interrogations of terrorism SUSPECTS engaged in forms of human research and experimentation in violation of medical ethics and domestic and international law, according to a new report from a human rights organization.

Doctors, psychologists and other professionals gathered and collected data on the impact of the interrogations on the detainees in order to refine those techniques and ensure that they stayed within the limits (this is such nonsense, what limits could be set around torture when people have died) established by the Bush administration’s lawyers, the report found.
But, by doing so, the medical professionals turned the detainees into research subjects. (Which surely was the intention)

The data collected by medical professionals from the interrogations of detainees allowed the C.I.A. to judge the emotional and physical impact of the techniques, helping the agency to “calibrate the level of pain experienced by detainees during interrogation"

Calibrating the level of pain. On suspects, not guilty persons, suspects.

Or how about this?

The so called 'professional' health care persons....
Recomending the use of saline solution for waterboarding vs water?

Their findings led to several changes, including a switch to saline solution as the near-drowning agent instead of water, ostensibly to protect the health of detainees who ingest large volumes of liquid but also, the group says, to allow repeated use of waterboarding on the same subject.

You see, since the saline solution was more sterile, the suspects could be waterboarded longer and more often. Nice right?

Or how about these medical observations?

From medical observations on 25 detainees that combining several techniques — say a face slap with water dousing or a stress kneeling position — caused no more pain than when the techniques were used individually. That was used to justify the application of multiple techniques at the same time.

What the hell? Based on medical observations, you can use multiple techniques instead of just one and it isn't causing more pain? How did these idiots gauge this?

Do no harm?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Eugenics & Nazi's -- The California Connection

Talking about apartheid, which is a form of eugenics.
Eugenics-tough to define. A method that is alleging to improve the human race.
Problem? Who decides? Usually the powerful, wealthy and corruptible, as this article lays out.
Which is a tiny sliver of the population. Declaring themselves 'gods' over the masses.
Doesn't sound like science, sounds like a cover for tyranny.
I came across an older article, pretty interesting.
Most people know, or should know, that the Eugenics movement originated in the US.
This article reiterates that fact. And names some interesting names.

But the concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn't originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power. California eugenicists played an important, although little-known, role in the American eugenics movement's campaign for ethnic cleansing.

Eugenics was the pseudoscience aimed at "improving" the human race. In its extreme, racist form, this meant wiping away all human beings deemed "unfit," preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype.

California was considered an epicenter of the American eugenics movement. During the 20th century's first decades, California's eugenicists included potent but little-known race scientists, such as Army venereal disease specialist Dr. Paul Popenoe, citrus magnate Paul Gosney, Sacramento banker Charles Goethe, as well as members of the California state Board of Charities and Corrections and the University of California Board of Regents.

"Eugenics would have been so much bizarre parlor talk had it not been for extensive financing by corporate philanthropies, specifically the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune. They were all in league with some of America's most respected scientists from such prestigious universities as Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Princeton. These academicians espoused race theory and race science, and then faked and twisted data to serve eugenics' racist aims."

-Stanford President David Starr Jordan originated the notion of "race and blood" in his 1902 racial epistle "Blood of a Nation," in which the university scholar declared that human qualities and conditions such as talent and poverty were passed through the blood.

-In 1904, the Carnegie Institution established a laboratory complex at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island that stockpiled millions of index cards on ordinary Americans, as researchers carefully plotted the removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples

-The Harriman railroad fortune paid local charities, such as the New York Bureau of Industries and Immigration, to seek out Jewish, Italian and other immigrants in New York and other crowded cities and subject them to deportation, confinement or forced sterilization.

-The Rockefeller Foundation helped found the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.
-Even the U.S. Supreme Court endorsed aspects of eugenics. In its infamous 1927 decision, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind . . . Three generations of imbeciles are enough." This decision opened the floodgates for thousands to be coercively sterilized or otherwise persecuted as subhuman.
During the '20s, Carnegie Institution eugenic scientists cultivated deep personal and professional relationships with Germany's fascist eugenicists. ( Making Carnegie's scientists fascists also)
In 1934, as Germany's sterilizations were accelerating beyond 5,000 per month, the California eugenics leader C. M. Goethe, upon returning from Germany, ebulliently bragged to a colleague, "You will be interested to know that your work has played a powerful part in shaping the opinions of the group of intellectuals who are behind Hitler in this epoch-making program.

More than just providing the scientific roadmap, America funded Germany's eugenic institutions.

By 1926, Rockefeller had donated some $410,000 -- almost $4 million in today's money -- to hundreds of German researchers. In May 1926, Rockefeller awarded $250,000 toward creation of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry.

Another in the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute's complex of eugenics institutions was the Institute for Brain Research. Since 1915, it had operated out of a single room. Everything changed when Rockefeller money arrived in 1929. A grant of $317,000 allowed the institute to construct a major building and take center stage in German race biology. The institute received additional grants from the Rockefeller Foundation during the next several years.

This is a very lengthy article, very lengthy. I encourage you to read it entirely.
Controlling the population, subduing them, treating them as fodder for experimentation.
The more things change, the more they are the same.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid- Yves Engler

While we are on the subject of Canada's role in encouraging Israel's many abuses.
This 30 minute interview may interest the readers here.

The Progressive Radio News Hour - 06/03/10


Yves Engler is an activist, writer and author of four books, including his latest titled, "Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid," a powerful indictment of his country's complicity with Israeli crimes.

Conservative & Liberal toadies bow to their Israeli lobby masters

PM Harper and the Liberals demand the resignation of Libby Davies.
Why? Because she has an opinion they disagree with, and she exercised her free speech rights!

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has joined a growing list of people demanding Libby Davies resign her position as NDP deputy leader over comments made at an anti-Israeli government protest this month
Rae also said Davies erred in suggesting that this was "the longest occupation in the world," adding that it reflects a "complete disregard" for the facts.

Actually Boob Rae, your statement is completely disregarding facts.

Here are just a few facts
Israel never accepted their borders as laid out by the UN.
Israel has never formally acknowledged their borders.
Israel has been outside of the UN mandated borders pretty much since their inception.
Israel is occcupying another land, another people, another nation in what is pretty much a 60 year occupation.
And, if Libby Davies supports a boycott and divestment of Israel, she is well within her right.
How she spends her money and where she spends her money is her own business.

I remind both the Liberals and the Conservatives that Israel very nearly killed more then one Canadian in International Waters just recently..
Show some loyalty to your own country and your own citizens for a change!

Here is the video of Libby Davies

And one more thing a link to another video, with thanks to HHQ, for taking the time to bring it to my attention.

Israeli Attack on the Mavi Marmara

This is just the latest of many brutal and unjustified attacks the Israeli army has committed on peacekeepers, political activists and small children to name a few. Using live fire on the unarmed, white phosphorous on the young, bulldozing a young woman.
These indiscriminate attacks, a brutal occupations and collective punishments are what have raised the ire of decent people world wide. This is why Libby Davies is under attack at this moment in Canada.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flotilla investigation by UN on or off ? US supported or not ?

Is there going to be an independant UN investigation and isthe Obama administration supportive or not?

There seems to be some mixed reporting..

Obama administration officials deny 'Weekly Standard' report.

US officials on Friday denied reports that the Obama administration plans to support the establishment of an international UN-monitored commission to investigate last week's flotilla raid.

Earlier Friday, the US Weekly Standard reported that senior officials in Washington had been informing world leaders of the US government's support of the investigation.

One official was quoted as saying that while US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice was speaking out in support of an international UN-mandated investigation, ultimately the decision would have to be made by US President Barack Obama.

Meanwhile , over at AIPAC it appears they are pleased that that the US supports the Israeli investigation, but are also concerned over the continuing chatter about an independent investigation.

I guess it is anyone guess... is the US supporting an independant investigation?
Will AIPAC cut off bribes, sorry, I mean donations, if the US supports an investigation?

It is being reported that United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is moving forward with plans to form an internationally sanctioned investigative forum to probe the deadly events.

According to UN sources at the world body's headquarters in New York, Ban is holding discussions with the five permanent members of the Security Council while seeking the advice of international observers, all in an effort to formulate an "international authority" that would investigate the Israel Navy's takeover of the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara on May 31.

Jerusalem Post is also reporting this intent to move ahead with an international investigation despite Israel's announcement.

The UN called on Israel to accede to demands for an international inquiry of the event surrounding the IDF raid of the Gaza flotilla Monday night, even as the Israeli Cabinet approved a committee to pursue an internal Israeli inquiry of the matter.
Is this going to be a repeat of the Goldstone fiasco?

Alan Hart Interview with Michael Rivero

Got to hear this interesting interview, you can listen too, here

The interview is of Alan Hart, the interviewer is Micheal Rivero from WRH.
There was this one part of the interview, I just found stunning....

Alan Hart believes the course is set for a total ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.
He gives an interesting summary of zionism.
He makes note of the obvious symbiotic relationship between anti-semetism and zionism.
How zionism needs anti-semetism.
How anti-semetism is used as the justification for Israel's criminal behaviour.

The stunner, however, was his retelling of an interview with Golda Meir.
Where he asks Golda Meir when she was Prime Minister of Israel for clarification of a comment she made in their interview.
Alan Hart: "So your saying that in a doomsday situation Israel would be prepared to take the region and the world down with it"
Golda Meir answers "Yes, that is exactly what I am saying"
Mad dog policy!
Is this indicative of the collective insanity of the leadership of Israel? It would seem so.
This interview I am discussing is linked above.
Here is a link to check out his 3 volume book set. Zionism: The real enemy of the Jews
And Alan Hart's website

Monday, June 14, 2010

Israel readies a whitewash, uh, I mean 'investigation'

In the process of whitewashing, cripes did I say that again, I mean earnestly investigating the horrific murder of activists in International waters, Israel will point fingers at the activists.

Israel hopes inquiry will turn spotlight on activists

Yes, the activists made Israel murder them. The activists made Israel attack them. Israel is the real victim here. Being forced by the despicable international community to do something!

"The decision to establish a committee to investigate the Gaza flotilla raid was made to appease the international community", said Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at a meeting of his Likud party on Monday.

Note, he doesn't mention truth? Getting to the bottom of things?
Israel is simply at the mercy of the international community!

From what I am reading, this is an exercise in public relations, spin, or my personal favourite - perception management.

Israel has set up a 3 man panel to 'investigate' and has appointed two foreign observers.

The 3 man panel consists of Yaakov Tirkel, 75, who will work alongside retired major general Amos Horev, 86, and Shabtai Rosen, 93, a professor of international law.

The two foreign observers are "friend of Israel" David Trimble and a Canadian Ken Watkin.

Regarding David Trimble....

"I have to question the intention of the Israeli government in appointing David Trimble on the panel," she said.

"Many will question just how serious or impartial an investigation Israel has initiated when at this early stage they send a very clear message to the world that only those supportive of Israel will be in a position to investigate what was a criminal act of international piracy."

If anyone has the scoop on Wilkins, let me know? I see he was involved with 'investigating' Rwanda, which leads me to believe he is a cover-up kind of guy also.

What powers will Trimble and Watkins actually have?

-They would not be able "to vote in relation to the proceedings and conclusions of the commission."
-The two could also be denied access to information that could "cause substantial harm to national security or to the state's foreign relations."

It would seem limited powers? But, nice window dressing right?

No troops who were involved with the attack will be testifying!

-Israel has made clear the committee will not hear any direct testimony from troops involved in the raid.

This is an investigation you can believe in!
(I am being facetious, of course)

Woe for Afghanistan- Vast Riches in Minerals discovered

The US has discovered 1 TRILLION dollars in untapped mineral deposits.

Far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.

The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.

-An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,”
-“There is stunning potential here,” Gen. David H. Petraeus, said in an interview on Saturday. “There are a lot of ifs, of course, but I think potentially it is hugely significant.”
-The value of the newly discovered mineral deposits dwarfs the size of Afghanistan’s existing war-bedraggled economy

The mineral discoveries will almost certainly have a double-edged impact.
-The discovery could lead the Afghan people to battle even harder for the control of their own nation
- American officials fear resource-hungry China will try to dominate the development of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth, which could upset the United States, given its heavy investment in the region (attack and occupation)
- Afghanistan has never had much heavy industry before, it has little or no history of environmental protection (ripe for exploitation)

The Pentagon is of course, right in the thick of this!
Pentagon task force has already started trying to help the Afghans set up a system to deal with mineral development
-The Pentagon is helping Afghan officials arrange to start seeking bids on mineral rights

Background on this wealth of minerals

-Afghan geologists saved the documents by taking them home, conveniently returning them to the Geological Survey Library after the American invasion.(no year given for the return)

In 2004, American geologists, sent to Afghanistan as part of a broader reconstruction effort, 'stumbled across' (?) an intriguing series of old charts and data at the library of the Afghan Geological Survey in Kabul. ( That worked out nicely!)
-They soon learned that the data had been collected by Soviet mining experts, but then cast aside.

In 2006 the American geologists, armed with the maps begin a series of aerial surveys
Using advanced gravity and magnetic measuring equipment attached to an old Navy Orion P-3 aircraft that flew over about 70 percent of the country.

In 2007, the geologists returned for an even more sophisticated study. Equipped with instruments that offered a three-dimensional profile of mineral deposits below the earth’s surface. It was the most comprehensive geologic survey of Afghanistan ever conducted.

The handful of American geologists who pored over the new data said the results were astonishing. But the results gathered dust for two more years. (doubtful)

This whole article is written in a manner that makes this massive discovery sound as if it was all happenstance. As if everything just magically fell into place?

I have a problem with that. I don't believe it.

When I don't believe something, I dig a little further.....and here is what I found! Going back more then 7 years.....

March 3/2008: PDAC: Afghanistan's mineral wealth awaits

May 24/ 2007 Between a rock and a hard place

Afghanistan's natural resources include significant deposits of metals such as gold, silver, copper and zinc; precious and semi-precious stones including lapis, emerald and azure; and coal, natural gas and oil.
Or from May 2003:Mineral-Rich Afghanistan a Valuable Corporate Property

This discovery is no surprise. The Obama administration may be desperate for some good news out of Afghanistan, so, this is making the mass media rounds at this time.

An aside, Canada will be staying put, mining is big Canadian business.

Afghan Minister of Mines Visits Canada EMBASSY PRESS RELEASE, March 10, 2008

During a week-long visit to Canada, H.E. S. Ibrahim Adel, Afghanistan’s Minister of Mines, attended the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto and then paid a working visit to Ottawa, where he met Canadian officials and discussed the growth potential of the mining sector in Afghanistan.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

BP Royalties, Fine reductions and US responsibility to other countries

I have not addressed the BP spill thus far, but, I was having an interesting discussion with hubby on why BP and the government could have been lowballing the estimated barrels per day leaking out of the massive spill.

Two possible reasons for this.
Royalty reduction and Fine reduction

Came by this information via another blogger, who hijacked our country, and it is pretty good stuff!

West Virginia Democrat Nick Rahall, in a letter to Holder this week, asked that the Justice department take “legal action to recover damages owed to the United States for lost royalties.

The issue of royalties has largely been left aside in the flurry of congressional action since the spill. When a company drills in U.S. waters, it signs a lease with the government and pays royalties for the oil it draws from the ground. Rahall says that the government’s lease with BP stipulates an 18.75% royalty.
An 18.75% percent royalty. On the oil it draws from the ground.
Not how much BP actually keeps and or sells. The royalty is on the quantity extracted from the ground

The challenge will be to figure out precisely how much oil has spilled, and thereby how much money the government lost as a result of the spill.

“Although there is no precise figure for the amount of oil and gas flowing from the well, recent government estimates indicate that at least 500,000 barrels of oil and hundreds of millions of cubic feet of natural gas have been lost"

Therefore if BP and the government low ball the figure leaked, BP with the help of the government can avoid paying how much money????
How much in royalties, that quite frankly the US is going to be in desperate need of.

Let's get to fine reduction

According to the linked article their is a fine under the Clean Water act of $4,300 a barrel .
Again, the reason for lowballing estimates of leakage is obvious.
5,000 barrels? 10,000 barrels? 12,000 barrels?
Look at the difference in fines on a daily basis?
$21,500,000.00 daily or $43,000,000.00 daily or $51,600,000 daily

BP has had a vested interest all along in misleading how much oil they were taking, to avoid paying royalties.

Taking this all a bit further to some additional information-
Once this oil contaminates other shores...will there be lawsuits against the US government along with BP?
Is it possible that US could be sued based on the fact they did not enforce the necessary standards surrounding the oil extraction? Safety standards for example?

How lax was the scandal-ridden Minerals Management Service's oversight of offshore drilling?

I am of the mind, that the US better get all they can from BP in the way of royalties and fines, they will need every penny.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fertilizer purchase psy-op with new update

UPDATE for Today!
Despite the case being cracked, police were tight-lipped Thursday about the identity of the man who they say likely won’t be charged in the wake of the fertilizer scare.

The man is in Portugal but called police from there and directed them to the missing fertilizer, sources say.

(that should put the media off permanently!)

RCMP Sgt. Marc LaPorte refused to reveal the man’s identity, nationality or his present location
While police originally said the man may have provided a false name when he purchased the product, LaPorte said (the man) he told police he attended the store, placed his order, paid for the fertilizer and they loaded it for him.

This story stinks even more! Did the police unleash the scare tactic on the public, with knowledge the man was out of country? Knowing he was from the Toronto area, intentionally directing their investigation towards Niagara Region?

Because the initial investigation focused on the Niagara Region and canvassed that area, the man and his family didn’t know anyone was looking for them

Wait for it......

Government says fertilizer scare likely false alarm

Yup, that is what they say! After hundreds of news stories world wide, after the fear mongering, the vague and suspicion inducing reporting, the press conference and the multiple references to Timothy Mcveigh and the Oklahoma City bombing.
A false alarm!
All this air cleared after the RCMP had been called in. "The RCMP always get's their man"
Or so the myth goes.. Reality? Something else entirely.
The man, if he even exists, who made the purchase actually contacted the RCMP.
But, the man who was the cause of such concern and so many news stories world-wide is NOT BEING IDENTIFIED
You read that right, he is not being identified, because he is not being charged.
Don't get me wrong, I am glad he is not being charged, if he exists at all, innocent persons should not be charged with government psy-ops.
But, why not identify him? We have all seen those composites right?
So we know what he looks like anyway, right?

Maybe, maybe not?
Does this look like three different people to you?

Here are my issues with this scenario;
Problem 1:

This man who turned himself in, is not being identified, I can't find a picture of him, by that I mean an actual photo. So how do we know this man is actually THE man!
Ya know the one with the missing fingers?
Isn't the main stream media interested in that sensationalist aspect?

Problem 2:

Police say there is a language barrier, but despite the language barrier the police have ascertained there is no terrorist threat.
This language barrier should discourage the media from seeking him out? Impossible to interview, forget about it.
That is convenient for the police!

Problem 3:

He is a farmer, but, police are unsure of where his farm is located?
The police also claim the fertilizer was recovered in two locations.
This makes no sense, why would a farmer, who has a farm, bother taking the fertilizer to two seperate locations, why not take the one load he purchased and loaded at the coop to one destination? His farm?

Problem 4:
Language barrier, again. If the police claim this man's grasp of the English language is so poor that even they are having difficulty comprehending, why do they continue with this claim?

Police in southern Ontario are questioning why a Toronto man "falsely represented" himself as a worker for a local grower"
If he speaks poor English, why continue to claim he falsley represented himself ?
Perhaps the coop workers just couldn't understand him?

Problem 5:

Still on the language barrier. If you check the news reports when they were looking for this fertilizer purchaser, there was no mention of the person having an accent so think he was impossible to communicate with. Wouldn't that be relevant?

More here
Oh and the police are calling it a "gardening incident"
How clever?
This story stinks

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Deja vu! Hunt for ammonium nitrate purchaser before G-8/G-20

I got one more for today, and like I said ..... deja vu!

The hunt is on, as I type, for someone who purchased ammonium nitrate. There are concerns that this may be part of a 'bomb plot'. Because "tension is running high" before the G-20 summit!

Coincidentally and curiously the man who is alleged to have bought this ammonium nitrate has 'missing fingers'. Certainly suggestive of someone who may have done some dangerous experimentation? Or perhaps, this detail is being reported on to give the masses the idea that something dangerous may be going on?

Here are the details:

-1500 kilograms or approximately 3000 lbs of chemical fertilizer

-The man is described as having a short, stocky build and is about 50 to 60 years old, possibly of European descent. He is missing fingers on his right hand and walks with a slight limp.

-Canada's Explosives Act passed in 2008 require a vendor of ammonium nitrate to record the purchases and who bought the fertilizer, and to alert police if they think there is something suspicious about a purchase.

But the farmers coop did not record the purchase?
-Police say the farm supplier, Vineland Growers' Co-operative Ltd., did not get the man's identification.
Curious as to why they would not do this, in this one instance?
Perhaps it was just a clerical error?
Deja vu!
Where have I heard this same scenario reported on previously?
Oh, yeah...right before the Vancouver Olympics! Tensions were running high then too.

In the period before the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, two tonnes of the fertilizer went missing, which triggered an RCMP investigation.

However, the whole thing turned out to be a clerical error.

In fact I covered this saga More Olympic news- 2 tons of missing ammonium nitrate?
January 2010.

Is it any wonder I am having a deja vu? Why wouldn't the farmers coop record the identity of the purchaser? Will this turn out to be another clerical error?
Is this a way to ramp up the fear factor and justify the massive security bill?

The Naval Blockade on Gaza, will Israel lift it ?

What alternatives will be offered to ensure Israel's 'security'?

-Israel insists its naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory is justified and will continue.
-But even Israel's closest allies have been critical of the wider siege, which they say is hurting the people of Gaza far more than their fundamentalist rulers.

But, this doesn't mean Israel and their closest allies have lost interest in removing Hamas from Gaza and taking control of the land, the coast and the natural gas resources.
So let's keep this in mind-

The 2005 "Agreement on Movement and Access" was meant to put the finishing touches on Israel's unilateral pullout from Gaza two months earlier. Brokered by the United States, the aim was to ease the movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza and thus enhance Palestinian productivity.

Under its terms, the main land crossing points at Rafah, Kerem Shalom and Karni would be fully opened. There was no thought at the time of a naval blockade.

Ah, the Karni border crossing..... run by terrorists trained with the help of Canada.
Terrorists? What? Trained to foment civil war, to encourage the people of Gaza to turn against the government they had just elected.

I covered that here- Israel and Canada; Project Karni, 'security' and racism. Two best friends with much in common

Known at the time as the Karni Project, named after the principle commercial crossing into Gaza, the initiative was a covert – though not clandestine – effort to train a pliable security force to work with Israel.

If Karni and Rafah crossing were so heavily 'controlled', so clandestinely 'secure', I would say it is safe to say that the land crossing of Kerem Shalom also had similar controls in place. Controls that were favourable to Israel.

So, where does the public outcry over the attack on the humanitarian aid ships leave Israel?

First, whether to allow an international presence in an inquiry into the confrontation aboard the Mavi Marmara- Israel is not going to allow that

Second, whether to ease the civilian siege to ensure continued international backing for the military blockade- I don't see Israel doing that either, since their goal is to steal more land

Third, whether to present a new initiative on peacemaking with the Palestinians.

There it is! A new initiative, that is totally to the benefit of Israel and will leave the Palestinians out of the picture, out of their homes and out of their land

Oh and Representative Barney Frank, pathetic !

Rep. Barney Frank: If Canada were Hamas our blockade would be tougher.

Not likely since you are so dependant on Canada's energy and will soon be sucking up the water.