Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcome to Orwell’s World 2010 – John Pilger | December 31, 2009
John Pilger

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that “passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’, ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past’.”

Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. In two speeches at the close of the decade, the Nobel Peace Prize winner affirmed that peace was no longer peace, but rather a permanent war that “extends well beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan” to “disorderly regions and diffuse enemies”. He called this “global security” and invited our gratitude. To the people of Afghanistan, which America has invaded and occupied, he said wittily: “We have no interest in occupying your country.”

In Oceania, truth and lies are indivisible. According to Obama, the American attack on Afghanistan in 2001 was authorised by the United Nations Security Council. There was no UN authority. He said the “the world” supported the invasion in the wake of 9/11 when, in truth, all but three of 37 countries surveyed by Gallup expressed overwhelming opposition. He said that America invaded Afghanistan “only after the Taliban refused to turn over [Osama] bin Laden”. In 2001, the Taliban tried three times to hand over bin Laden for trial, reported Pakistan’s military regime, and were ignored. Even Obama’s mystification of 9/11 as justification for his war is false. More than two months before the Twin Towers were attacked, the Pakistani foreign minister, Niaz Naik, was told by the Bush administration that an American military assault would take place by mid-October. The Taliban regime in Kabul, which the Clinton administration had secretly supported, was no longer regarded as “stable” enough to ensure America’s control over oil and gas pipelines to the Caspian Sea. It had to go.

Obama’s most audacious lie is that Afghanistan today is a “safe haven” for al-Qaeda’s attacks on the West. His own national security adviser, General James Jones, said in October that there were “fewer than 100” al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. According to US intelligence, 90 per cent of the Taliban are hardly Taliban at all, but “a tribal localised insurgency [who] see themselves as opposing the US because it is an occupying power”. The war is a fraud. Only the terminally gormless remain true to the Obama brand of “world peace”.

Beneath the surface, however, there is serious purpose. Under the disturbing General Stanley McCrystal, who gained distinction for his assassination squads in Iraq, the occupation of one of the most impoverished countries is a model for those “disorderly regions” of the world still beyond Oceania’s reach. This is a known as COIN, or counter-insurgency network, which draws together the military, aid organisations, psychologists, anthropologists, the media and public relations hirelings. Covered in jargon about winning hearts and minds, its aim is to pit one ethnic group against another and incite civil war: Tajiks and Uzbecks against Pashtuns.

The Americans did this in Iraq and destroyed a multi-ethnic society. They bribed and built walls between communities who had once inter-married, ethnically cleansing the Sunni and driving millions out of the country. The embedded media reported this as “peace”, and American academics bought by Washington and “security experts” briefed by the Pentagon appeared on the BBC to spread the good news. As in Nineteen Eighty-Four, the opposite was true.

Something similar is planned for Afghanistan. People are to be forced into “target areas” controlled by warlords bankrolled by the Americans and the opium trade. That these warlords are infamous for their barbarism is irrelevant. “We can live with that,” a Clinton-era diplomat said of the persecution of women in a “stable” Taliban-run Afghanistan. Favoured western relief agencies, engineers and agricultural specialists will attend to the “humanitarian crisis” and so “secure” the subjugated tribal lands.

That is the theory. It worked after a fashion in Yugoslavia where the ethnic-sectarian partition wiped out a once peaceful society, but it failed in Vietnam where the CIA’s “strategic hamlet program” was designed to corral and divide the southern population and so defeat the Viet Cong — the Americans’ catch-all term for the resistance, similar to “Taliban”.

Behind much of this are the Israelis, who have long advised the Americans in both the Iraq and Afghanistan adventures. Ethnic-cleansing, wall-building, checkpoints, collective punishment and constant surveillance – these are claimed as Israeli innovations that have succeeded in stealing most of Palestine from its native people. And yet for all their suffering, the Palestinians have not been divided irrevocably and they endure as a nation against all odds.

The most telling forerunners of the Obama Plan, which the Nobel Peace Prize winner and his strange general and his PR men prefer we forget, are those that failed in Afghanistan itself. The British in the 19th century and the Soviets in the 20th century attempted to conquer that wild country by ethnic cleansing and were seen off, though after terrible bloodshed. Imperial cemeteries are their memorials. People power, sometimes baffling, often heroic, remains the seed beneath the snow, and invaders fear it.

“It was curious,” wrote Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, “to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same, everywhere, all over the world … people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same people who … were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world.”

Flight 253 Eyewitness: Authorities Are Lying About Terror Attack | December 31, 2009
Aaron Foley

Following up on a visit from FBI officials about an eyewitness account first described to, Michigan attorney Kurt Haskell described the visit in comment sections across MLive on Wednesday.

Haskell and his wife, Lori, were aboard Flight 253 when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to destroy the plane. They say another man tried to help Abdulmutallab board the plane in Amsterdam.

Haskell had two detailed posts in two different stories. Here is Part One, originally posted here:

“Today is the second worst day of my life after 12-25-09. Today is the day that I realized that my own country is lying to me and all of my fellow Americans. Let me explain.

Ever since I got off of Flight 253 I have been repeating what I saw in US Customs. Specifically, 1 hour after we left the plane, bomb sniffing dogs arrived. Up to this point, all of the passengers on Flight 253 stood in a small area in an evacuated luggage claim area of an airport terminal. During this time period, all of the passengers had their carry on bags with them. When the bomb sniffing dogs arrived, 1 dog found something in a carry on bag of a 30 ish Indian man. This is not the so called “Sharp Dressed” man. I will refer to this man as “The man in orange”. The man in orange, who stood some 20ft away from me the entire time until he was taken away, was immediately taken away to be searched and interrogated in a nearby room. At this time he was not handcuffed. When he emerged from the room, he was then handcuffed and taken away. At this time an FBI agent came up to the rest of the passengers and said the following (approximate quote) “You all are being moved to another area because this area is not safe. I am sure many of you saw what just happened (Referring to the man in orange) and are smart enough to read between the lines and figure it out.” We were then marched out of the baggage claim area and into a long hallway. This entire time period and until we left customs, no person that wasn’t a law enforcement personnel or a passenger on our flight was allowed anywhere on our floor of the terminal (or possibly the entire terminal) The FBI was so concerned during this time, that we were not allowed to use the bathroom unless we went alone with an FBI agent, we were not allowed to eat or drink, or text or call anyone. I have been repeating this same story over the last 5 days. The FBI has, since we landed, insisted that only one man was arrested for the airliner attack (contradicting my account). However, several of my fellow passengers have come over the past few days, backed up my claim, and put pressure on FBI/Customs to tell the truth. Early today, I heard from two different reporters that a federal agency (FBI or Customs) was now admitting that another man has been held (and will be held indefinitely) since our flight landed for “immigration reasons.” Notice that this man was “being held” and not “arrested”, which was a cute semantic ploy by the FBI to stretch the truth and not lie.

Just a question, could that mean that the man in orange had no passport?

Full article here

Bombshell Eyewitness Revelations: Confirmed FBI Cover-Up Of Flight 253 Attack


Kurt Haskell overheard a conversation between the "sharp-dressed man" and a ticketing agent in Amsterdam on Christmas day before the botched underwear bombing.

Economist: Health Care Bill "Is Just Another Bailout Of The Financial System"

It is obvious that many republicans oppose the proposed health care bill. But many liberals and progressives oppose it as well.

For example, economist L. Randall Wray writes:

Here’s the opportunity, Wall Street’s newest and bestest gamble: there is a huge untapped market of some 50 million people who are not paying insurance premiums—and the number grows every year because employers drop coverage and people can’t afford premiums. Solution? Health insurance “reform” that requires everyone to turn over their pay to Wall Street. Can’t afford the premiums? That is OK—Uncle Sam will kick in a few hundred billion to help out the insurers. Of course, do not expect more health care or better health outcomes because that has nothing to do with “reform” ... Wall Street’s insurers... see a missed opportunity. They’ll collect the extra premiums and deny the claims. This is just another bailout of the financial system, because the tens of trillions of dollars already committed are not nearly enough.

Wray points out that - with the repeal of Glass Steagall - the financial sector and the insurance businesses (the "f" and "i" in the "fire" sector) are somewhat merged.

Wray is no conservative. He is Ph.D. is Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Research Director with the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability and Senior Research Scholar at The Levy Economics Institute - which focuses on inequality in the distribution of earnings, income, and wealth.

Dr. Andrew Coates describes the bill as "a guarantee of insurance industry dominance and the continued privatization of health care in every arena.”

Dr. Coates is no conservative. He is a medical doctor, a member of the Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, secretary of the Capital District chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, and teaches at Albany Medical College.

And - as I have previously pointed out - progressives such as law school professor Sheldon Laskin, anti-war activist David Swanson, and Miles Mogulescu are calling the bill authoritarian and unconstitutional because the government cannot legally force people to buy private health insurance.

Indeed, given Wray's point that this is just another bailout in disguise, the bill should more properly be called a "wealth reform" bill than health reform legislation.

Gerald Celente "Obamageddon"

Alex welcomes back to the show Gerald Celente, trend forecaster, publisher of the Trends Journal, business consultant and author who makes predictions about the global financial markets and other events of historical importance. Celente accurately forecasted the 1987 stock market crash, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the 1997 Asian currency crash and the 2007 subprime mortgage scandal. More recent forecasts involve fascism in the United States, food riots and tax revolts. He describes the emerging crisis as "Obamageddon."

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Iran Nuke Document Was Forged - Just Like Iraqi "Yellow Cake" Document

Former CIA official Philip Giraldi says that:

U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a "neutron initiator" for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication.

Like the Nigerian "yellow cake" forgery, U.S. intelligence had to have known the Iranian document was a forgery, and yet failed to debunk either. Indeed, as Time points out, the yellow cake document:

had been checked out — and debunked — by U.S. intelligence a year before the President repeated it.

Indeed, a claim that Iran is trying to buy uranium is now being made against Iran, just as it was with Iraq. Specifically, Associated Press - citing unnamed "diplomats" from an unnamed country - is reporting today that Iran is trying to obtain uranium. However, Iran says that it has 1,400 uranium mines (a senior IAEA official was allowed to visit one of the mines in 1992) - so why would Iran need to purchase more uranium from another country?

The parallels go even further, since war against both countries were planned many years ago. Specifically:

  • The decision to launch the Iraq war was made before 9/11
  • The decision to launch a war against Iran was made before 9/11
And false linkages between terrorists and both countries are be (or may still be) made. Specifically:
  • A knowingly false linkage was made between Al Qaeda and Iraq, and - while most people forget this fact - that false linkage formed one of the main justifications for the war in Iraq
  • U.S. congressman Ron Paul stated that the government "is determined to have martial law", and that the government is hoping to get the people "fearful enough that they will accept the man on the white horse". He also said "a contrived Gulf of Tonkin-type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran".
  • And former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski told the Senate that a terrorist act might be carried out in the U.S. and falsely blamed on Iran to justify war against that nation. He also told the Senate that the war on terror is "a mythical historical narrative".
Disclaimer: I don't like the Iranian Mullahs - I think they are fundamentalist fanatics, and the violence against protesters is barbaric. I also didn't like Saddam Hussein, as he was a ruthless tyrant.

But there is a little difference between not liking someone and sending American boys and girls overseas to be killed in an unnecessary war.

Afghan Probe Says NATO Fighting Killed Children

The Huffington Post

AMIR SHAH and RAHIM FAIEZ | 12/30/09 01:00 PM | AP

KABUL (AP) – The head of a presidential delegation investigating the deaths of 10 people in eastern Afghanistan concluded Wednesday that civilians – including schoolchildren – were killed in an attack involving foreign troops, disputing NATO reports that the dead were insurgents.

Asadullah Wafa, a senior adviser to President Hamid Karzai, told The Associated Press by telephone that eight schoolchildren between the ages of 12 and 14 were among the dead discovered in a village house in the Narang district of Kunar province.

A NATO official has said initial reports from troops involved in the fighting on Sunday indicated that those killed were insurgents – all young males.

Civilian deaths are one of the most sensitive issues for foreign troops in Afghanistan, especially now when some additional 37,000 U.S. and NATO troops are being deployed to the war-ravaged country. Although far more civilians are killed by the Taliban, those blamed on international forces spark widespread resentment and undermine the fight against militants.

Several hundred Afghans protested the deaths Wednesday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad and in the capital of Kabul. In Jalalabad, they burned President Barack Obama's effigy and an American flag, chanting "death" to Obama and Karzai.

In Kabul, protesters chanted, "Unity, unity, death to the enemy of Islam!" and a protester with a bullhorn called on Obama to "take your soldiers out of Afghanistan."

Wafa said he was convinced all those killed in the Kunar incident were innocent civilians.

Full article HERE

Pentagon war cost exceeds US annual tax intake?

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Today the US is spending more on war than the governments of 50 American states spend on education, healthcare and welfare of the American people, says journalist Sherwood Ross. "American people who voted for peace are finding that we have a greater war economy than ever before, said Ross. The idea of the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex is not necessarily to win the war, but to wage continuous wars to keep this inflated Pentagon budget sky high and that is what they are succeeding in doing".

U.S. placed under international police-state

December 26, 2009Columbia Conservative ExaminerAnthony G. Martin

In the dead of night on December 17, 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama placed the United States of America under the authority of the international police organization known as INTERPOL, granting the organization full immunity to operate within the United States.

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong).

According to Threatswatch:

Last Thursday, December 17, 2009, The White House released an Executive Order "Amending Executive Order 12425." It grants INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) a new level of full diplomatic immunity afforded to foreign embassies and select other "International Organizations" as set forth in the United States International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945.

By removing language from President Reagan's 1983 Executive Order 12425, this international law enforcement body now operates - now operates - on American soil beyond the reach of our own top law enforcement arm, the FBI, and is immune from Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

What, exactly does this mean? It means that INTERPOL now has the full authority to conduct investigations and other law enforcement activities on U.S. soil, with full immunity from U.S. laws such as the Freedom of Information Act and with complete independence from oversight from the FBI.

In short, a global law enforcement entity now has full law-enforcement authority in the U.S. without any check on its power afforded by U.S. law and U.S. law enforcement agencies.

A bit of background is in order here, and Hot Air provides it:

During his presidency, Ronald Reagan granted the global police agency Interpol the status of diplomatic personnel in order to engage more constructively on international law enforcement. In Executive Order 12425, Reagan made two exceptions to that status. The first had to do with taxation, but the second was to make sure that Interpol had the same accountability for its actions as American law enforcement — namely, they had to produce records when demanded by courts and could not have immunity for their actions.

Barack Obama unexpectedly revoked those exceptions in a change to EO 12425 last (week)...

Thus, Interpol now can conduct its operations on U.S. soil with ZERO accountability to anyone in this country.

And you beginning to understand now just what the 'end game' is on the part of those who are currently running the U.S. Government?

Let's go a step further in fleshing out exactly what this means in practical terms. It gets ugly...and scary. Again, from ThreatsWatch:

Section 2c of the United States International Organizations Immunities Act is the crucial piece.

Property and assets of international organizations, wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable. (Emphasis added.)

Inviolable archives means INTERPOL records are beyond US citizens' Freedom of Information Act requests and from American legal or investigative discovery ("unless such immunity be expressly waived.")

Property and assets being immune from search and confiscation means precisely that. Wherever they may be in the United States. This could conceivably include human assets - Americans arrested on our soil by INTERPOL officers.

Why would INTERPOL be arresting American citizens on our own soil, without oversight from our own law enforcement agencies? And remember, citizens who are thusly arrested would have no legal authority to demand full documentation from the International Police concerning the charges brought against them.

Andy McCarthy at National Review asks these crucial, sobering questions of the secretive Obama order:

Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?

At least one answer to these questions is very clear. A coup is underway in the United States of America, the goal of which is to establish complete, unquestioned authority over the citizens--a 'fundamental change' to the United States where citizens have no legal recourse against an authoritarian central government.

Kill The Obamacare Bill... Or Hang?

laroucheyouth -- With the inclusion of language making the "Independent Medicare Advisory Board"-- read death-panel-- permanent U.S. law, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada deserves recall, at the least. This marks treasonous actions upon the United States by a foreign power, of which Senator Reid is a witting accomplice. Should this Hitler-Heath-bill become law, you can kiss the USA, and much of the world besides, goodbye for a long time to come.

Candidates face ultimatum: Kill Obamacare, or else ...

(a big clue as to who are the bought-and-paid-for-controlled-opposition is when they evade the question, as McConnell is mentioned as doing in the following story . .. )

'Americans have to pull this weed out by its roots'

By Chelsea Schilling

Tea-party leaders are delivering a bold ultimatum to all congressional candidates in 2010: Pledge to repeal the health-care reform bill in its entirety if it passes – or you will be booted from office.

FreedomWorks Press Secretary Adam Brandon told WND the message couldn't be any clearer. Asked whether he believes the tea party movement will seek to oust politicians who refuse to repeal the legislation, he emphatically declared, "Absolutely."

This photo of a Code Red tea party protest was posted on Flikr.

Max Pappas, vice president of FreedomWorks, echoed Brandon's statements in an interview with Gary Sargent, Washington blogger for the Plum Line, this week.

This photo of a Code Red tea party protest was posted on Flikr.

"This has an unusual ability to be repealed, and the public is on that side." he said. "The Republicans are going to have to prove that they are worthy of their votes."

Both Brandon and Pappas emphasized that Congress must try to repeal the whole bill if it passes.

Brandon said most people are opposed to the bill's requirement that citizens pay a fine if they don't maintain insurance for themselves and their families. Under the current bills, the government will also collect taxes for 10 years, but only pay out benefits for the last six years. As WND reported, majority Democrats in the U.S. Senate have inserted in the fine print a provision that it would take a supermajority of 67 votes in the Senate for future legislative bodies to even consider amendments to its provisions for "death panels."

Other serious concerns about the current legislation include possible health-care rationing, denial of treatment, substantial cost increases and stifling of medical innovation.

Also, the Senate bill provides that Medicare fees for doctors would be cut by 20 percent beginning in 2011, but the Heritage Foundation notes, "Nobody believes these cuts will be allowed to happen." If the cuts don't take place, it would result in an added $196 billion to the deficit in the first 10 years and $765 billion in the following one, according to Congressional Budget Office calculations.

As WND reported, FreedomWorks is partnering with the American Liberty Alliance and several other groups to launch a massive Tax Day tea party at the White House Ellipse on April 15, 2010.

"We're delivering this one right to the White House," Brandon said. "It could spill out over into the Washington Monument, so it'll be a hell of a visual."

Brandon said FreedomWorks has been told "legislative entrepreneurs" are already planning a Senate bill calling for repeal of the health-care legislation, should it pass.

"That means there will be something we can start to rally around in 2010," he said. "We're going to remind them every step of the way that this bill was a real stinker."

He said Democrats plan to tell the electorate this year: "We said we were going to do this, and we did it."

"They passed a terrible bill. Not only was it a terrible bill, but it was a disgusting process to watch," Brandon said. "It was almost like they were playing mafia with taxpayer dollars."

In an earlier interview with the Plum Line, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman Eric Schultz said Democrats are conspiring to hold Republicans' feet to the fire as well.

"Republicans on the ballot next November who opposed the bill will be in the precarious position of telling voters they plan to rollback landmark health-care reform which will have afforded coverage to hundreds of thousands in their state," Schultz said. "We absolutely intend to make Republicans look voters in the eye next November and make it clear they want to take affordable health-care reform away from them."

ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper asked Senate minority leader Mitch McConnel, R-Ky., "Do you think that Republicans running for Senate in 2010 should run on a platform of vowing to repeal the health-care reform bill, should it become law? And will that be one of your first items should you regain control of the Senate, repealing what you guys call Obamacare?"

McConnell appeared to evade the question and Tapper asked once again, "Respectfully, sir, you didn't answer my question, which is should Republicans campaign on a platform of repealing the health-care reform measure? And will that be one of the first items on your agenda should you become the new Senate majority leader after the 2010 elections?"

Then McConnell replied, "There's no question that this bill, if it were to become law, and frankly even if it doesn't become law, will be a big, if not central issue not only in the 2010 election, but in the 2012 election."

However, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, wasn't so hesitant to declare his intentions.

"If they somehow manage to get the votes and get enough Democrats to walk the plank and commit suicide, in the next Congress, I'll be chairman Joe Barton of the Energy and Commerce committee, and we'll repeal it," Barton told the Hill today.

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press": "I suspect every Republican running in '10 and again in '12 will run on an absolute pledge to repeal this bill. The bill – most of the bill does not go into effect until '13 or '14, except on the tax increase side; and therefore, I think there won't be any great constituency for it. And I think it'll be a major campaign theme."

Brandon said, "Now, realistically, with Obama as president and with the current Congress, could you get repeal? No. But we can build up the momentum so that during the next Congress it gets repealed.

"Would President Obama veto that one? I don't know. I think when President Clinton saw the writing on the wall, he became a pretty moderate guy. So we'll see if Obama would then say, 'This doesn't reach any of our goals.'"

This photo of a Code Red tea party protest was posted on Flikr.

Brandon said Americans must act now because Democrats didn't get everything they wanted, so they will be back for the rest of their demands.

"This issue isn't done and over. Their final goal is to create a system where in 10 to 15 years from now, we will have a single-payer system," he said. "We're going to stop that and repeal this. We have to pull this weed out by the roots. "


Without your purpose being fueled with a passion for a far greater cause than yourself, it will be impossible for you to engage life fully, if at all.

By William Owens, Jr.
December 30, 2009

When we hear people reflect on what God is going to do based on their limited understanding, we should rather encourage them to ask God proactive questions like, “God what do you want me to do to be involved in your solution for this?"

From time to time, I receive emails suggesting that God has rejected America, that the bloodshed of 50,000,000 innocent souls through abortion and the acts of immorality and abominations has come to its full and therefore, God has cast off our nation.

I disagree.

Until the angel of the Lord comes down and removes the faithful from the land, the mercy of God is still within our reach, and we should never, ever give up our hope because of our limited understanding. What is necessary is for us to expand our understanding of God so that we can expand our expectation of Him.

Can the grace and mercy of God be measured?

Can you know His deepest thoughts?

Can you fathom the width of His patience?

Has He told you of impending wrath to be poured upon America?

Are there signs for you to head to the hills and run?

When we hear people reflect on what God is going to do based on their limited understanding, we should rather encourage them to ask God proactive questions like, “God what do you want me to do to be involved in your solution for this?" As I read the scriptures, I read of judgment, and condemnation of nations that turned from Him. Yes, those things are there and they are true. It might even be true for America. However, such news never stopped God’s people from weeping between at the altar for mercy on their land. They wept because loved their country, and they loved their God.

I hear the faithful talking back to God and, therefore, God talking back to them. Are you asking God questions or telling someone what God is going to do because of your lack of personal experience of what God can do. This is not faith; it is fear.

My advice is to plead with God for understanding and ask Him for His plan. For us to presume we know His will is to be spiritually reckless without truly knowing what’s on His mind. America is like any other nation. God can handle this!

America needs the sovereign hand of God to deliver her from evil men. Nothing new. This is something God has been doing since He made man. Nothing big—nothing so major as for people to throw in the towel and invoke God’s wrath, rather than to follow the example of the Old Testament patriarch, Abraham, and intercede for a nation (Genesis 18:16-33)

God has America in His grip!

Despite our own inability to comprehend His truth, His mercy, His longsuffering, His compassion, His graciousness, and His readiness to show Himself strong, God still has America in His grip!

But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. (Psalms 86:15)

Does this mean America will not be judged?

No. However, this is not the issue. It was because God was going to judge Sodom and Gomorrah that Abraham sought God to have mercy. He never stopped believing for God to turn away His wrath, and he wasn't even a citizen of that land; his nephew Lot was. If we live in America, why aren’t we crying out to God to spare America rather than sitting in judgment as if we want to hasten judgment upon it?

Furthermore, I believe God will hold those accountable who thought Him to be a mere man, to leave America helpless without His power being demonstrated to oust evil leaders of the land. I believe God is disappointed when we think of Him so quickly as a God of wrath more so than a God of mercy. Let me be clear; I realize that when God is done with a nation, He is done. This is not our call. Our call is to please Him until He has wiped His hands clean of a nation.

Why can’t we believe this could be our finest hour to show God how much we trust Him?

Why can’t we believe that there are more of us who desire truth to triumph than those who are servants of evil?

Why are we so slow of heart to see God’s power to overthrow evil plans rather than overthrow our nation?

Why? I think the following explanation might shed some light.

We tend to think along these lines partly due to the fact that we are slow to know HIM for ourselves. We are slow to invite Him into the private issues of our lives. We are slow to welcome Him to aid us in our own troubles, and because we have not allowed Him to do these things for us personally—the things to extend beyond the religious norm of attending church or an occasional miracle—we are slow to believe that He can do anything for America that is outright miraculous. God has not given up on America; however, many Americans have given up on God’s ability to reach beyond their own level of faith and understanding.

Be assured that God is not an American. He is not regulated by Washington, and does not require a congressional hearing to pass a bill. He can accomplish this all by Himself—if WE have faith!

Abraham “knew” God. He just didn’t know OF Him. Not knowing God is more our problem than Obama, Pelosi, Reid and all such leaders who push a socialistic tyrannical agenda combined. We are so acquainted with "Sodom and Gomorrah" that we fail to see the God who made it. We are so enamored with the sins of our nation; we fail to be overwhelmed with the God of our nation.

Do you know God or do you know of Him? Are you in His grip? If you are in His grip, you can and should know what He is capable of. Space fails me to tell of all of His wonderful acts. However, let me just tell you of a few:

He can raise the DEAD.
He can heal all diseases.
He can feed over five thousand people with a few fish.
He can walk on water.
He can demand a living tree to die.
He can speak the worlds into existence.
He knows your thoughts from afar off.
He knows your words before you speak them.
He knows the plans of the wicked before they do them.
He knows the number of hairs on your head.
He knows the bird that just fell from the sky and died.
He knows the end from the beginning.
He knows the length of your life.
He knows your hurts even before you experience them.
He knows the number of teardrops that your eyes have shed.
He knows the stars by name, although they cannot be numbered.
He knows the width of space because it came out of Him.
He knows, He knows, He knows!

There is not anything that God does not know, because His knowledge created everything!

Whether or not America’s days have come to an end is not for us to know or to even be the factor involved in expecting God to do good. What God wants to know is if you believe Him. Leave the business of God judging the nations to God; you make it your business to simply judge Him as the faithful God that He is. Therefore, when you stand before Him on that day of judgment, you can have confidence that you believed Him for mercy upon your nation, even as you believed Him for mercy upon yourself.

What if Abraham didn’t pray for God to extend mercy to Sodom and Gomorrah? The focus should not be on what happened when God did extend judgment, rather, let's focus on what happened between Abraham and God. They became closer friends because Abraham knew not only the judgment of God, but also His mercy.

He was in His grip.

Are you?

William Owens is the Author of: Obama: Why Black America Should Have Doubts

'Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus'

Newspaper deifies American president, dismisses Christ

By Bob Unruh

This messianic image of Obama was highlighted by ABC's Jake Tapper

An editorial in a Danish newspaper, citing both foreign and domestic policies pursued by President Barack Obama, is deifying the American political leader.

"Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus – if we have to play that absurd Christmas game," opined the unsigned editorial yesterday in Politiken, which boasts of being Denmark's largest newspaper, in publication since 1884.

The English translation is provided online by Julian Isherwood.

It continued, "But it is probably more meaningful to insist that with today's domestic triumph, that he has already assured himself a place in the history books – a space he has good chances of expanding considerably in coming years."

The newspaper says Obama "is provocative in insisting on an outstretched hand, where others only see animosity."

And while "his tangible results in the short time that he has been active – are few and far between," his words "remain in the consciousness of their audience and have long-term effects."

"He comes from humble beginnings and defends the weak and vulnerable, because he can identify himself with their conditions," the newspaper said. "And no we are not thinking of Jesus Christ, whose birthday has just been celebrated – but rather the President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama."

The editorial noted that "the idea was naturally that the comparison between Jesus and Obama" would be made. "If such a comparison were to be made, it would, of course, inevitably be to Obama's advantage."

The editorial, written on the occasion of a legislative vote in favor of Obama's plan for a health care takeover by the government, cited "the right of every American not to be financially shipwrecked when their health fails" as well as the "biggest ever financial support package in America's history, a major disarmament agreement and the quickest-ever re-establishment of American reputation."

"On the other hand, we have Jesus' miracles that everyone still remembers, but which only benefitted a few. At the same time, we have the wonderful parables about his life and deeds that we know from the New Testament, but which have been interpreted so differently over the past 2000 years that it is impossible to give an unequivocal result of his work," the newspaper said.

"Well we all knew that this day would come," wrote Jeremy Wiggins on the American Family Association blogs.

"We knew that someone on the left side of the political spectrum would ultimately try to compare Barack Obama to Jesus," he wrote.

"What I want to know is this: How is any comparison made between a person who has done NOTHING and someone who has done EVERYTHING? President Obama has bowed before kings, but Jesus will have kings bowing before Him, because HE is THE King of Kings. I guess the closest comparison I could come up with would be comparing Obama to Jesus is like comparing an ant to a skyscraper, not only is one VASTLY greater than the other, but they are not even in the same category to compare!" he wrote.

WND has reported on the multiple references and suggestions of Obama's diety, including when British recording artist Sting said President Obama could be the answer to the world's problems – the divine answer.

"In many ways, he's sent from God, because the world's a mess," he said in interview with the Associated Press as the time.

"The Truth" by Michael D'Antuono

Earlier, it was an associate editor at a college newspaper who wrote, "Obama is my Jesus."

Maggie Mertens, the associate editor at the campus paper at Massachusetts' Smith College, said, "Obama is my homeboy. And I'm not saying that because he's black – I'm saying that in reference to those Urban Outfitters T-shirts from a couple years ago that said, 'Jesus is my homeboy.' Yes, I just said it. Obama is my Jesus."

Her confession came in the Smithsophian's commentary section recently under the headline: "I Will Follow Him: Obama As My Personal Jesus."

"While you may be overtly religious and find this to be idol-worshipping, or may be overtly politically correct and just know that everything in that sentence could be found offensive, I'm afraid it's true anyway," she wrote.

Also, an artist who planned to unveil a portrait of Obama in a Christ-like pose with a crown of thorns upon his brow canceled the event due to "overwhelming public outrage."

And it was Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan who declared last year that when Obama talks, "the Messiah is absolutely speaking."

There also was the development during Obama's campaign when a website called "Is Barack Obama the Messiah?" captured the wave of euphoria that followed the Democratic senator's remarkable rise.

The site was topped by an Obama quote strategically ripped from a Jan. 7, 2008, speech at Dartmouth College just before the New Hampshire Primary in which he told students, "A light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote" for Obama.

The site includes this:


Clueless Liberals and Neocons Slug It Out Over Fake al-Qaeda

Kurt Nimmo
December 29, 2009

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It’s a pity. News Hounds usually pegs Fox News pretty accurately. But the blog has slipped lately. For instance, a post today accuses the corporate media leviathan of hating Obama more than al-Qaeda.

“Those America lovers over at Fox Nation are so obsessed with ginning up hatred for President Obama, there’s not much room for focusing on what Al Qaeda is up to. They’re whom I would consider the real enemies of America. But judging from the top stories and the comments, the residents of Fox Nation — readers and writers – seem to think that the real enemy is our president. Many of the comments even say so,” writes Ellen.

News Hounds points to a Fox Nation article citing the scurrilous neocon Ralph Peters who says “the bomber’s ineptitude preserved the lives of nearly 300 innocents.” Did ineptitude place a man with a camcorder who videotaped the patsy Abdulmutallab on the flight as well?

In predictable fashion, Peters — a retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel who once drew up a map of a reorganized Middle East — reduces the issue to a ridiculous black and white caricature.

According to Peters, everybody on the plane was Christian and the plan was to engage in yuletide terror and mass murder. “By continuing to lie to ourselves. Although willing — at last — to briefly use the word ‘terror,’ yesterday President Obama still refused to make a connection between the action, the date and Islam,” Peters declares.

It is sad both so-called liberals and conservatives are so blindsided by propaganda and spin they cannot recognize a false flag operation when they see one. It should be obvious by now — from the well-dressed man escorting the clueless Nigerian wanna-be underwear bomber to a mysterious man videotaping the operation — that the Christmas event is not what Fox and MSNBC or the rest of the corporate media tell us it is.Fox Nation is a rest stop for neocons who want to kill Muslims and News Hounds is an excuse to protect Obama from criticism. Far too many liberals are oblivious to the fact Obama is nothing if not a cigar store Indian for the banksters who don’t give a whit about political striping.

Liberals and neocons are unable to accept or even recognize an exhaustively documented fact — al-Qaeda was created by the CIA and is not even an organization in the commonly accepted sense of the word. It is a government and corporate media manufactured hobgoblin designed to scare people into accepting the destruction of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and acquiescing to endless war waged on behalf of bankers and transnational corporations.

The real enemy is not Fox Nation, as News Hounds believes. It is a cartel of international bankers who have a vested interest in keeping people stupid and distracted by a false right-left sideshow.

The Conservative vs Liberal Tail Chase

Jeff Matthews
Tenth Amendment Center
December 29, 2009

Absolute governments (though the disgrace of human nature) have this advantage with them, that they are simple; if the people suffer, they know the head from which their suffering springs, know likewise the remedy, and are not bewildered by a variety of causes and cures. But the constitution of England is so exceedingly complex, that the nation may suffer for years together without being able to discover in which part the fault lies, some will say in one and some in another, and every political physician will advise a different medicine.

–Thomas Paine, “Common Sense,” 1776

Think about each of the observations Paine makes in the quote above. They could not describe our current state of socio-political existence any better. We have come full-swing and have arrived back to the days preceding our point of origin. Which way forward?

It is time to stop thinking about politics and start thinking about society. Scholars, such as Paine, did not have Fox, CNN and MSNBC in their days. They bickered just the same, but many actually studied and contemplated society and its interaction vis-à-vis politics. Their thoughts ran deep; they were not distracted by mainstream quarrels of the day. Let’s take Paine’s statement above and break it down.

“Absolute governments (though the disgrace of human nature) have this advantage with them, that they are simple; if the people suffer, they know the head from which their suffering springs….”

Here, Paine is saying that if a society is ruled by a dictator, people would have the benefit of being able to immediately know the source from which their oppression emanates.

“….know likewise the remedy, and are not bewildered by a variety of causes and cures.”Confronted by a dictator and knowing the source of their suffering, there is but one remedy – to overthrow the dictator.

“But the constitution of England is so exceedingly complex, that the nation may suffer for years together without being able to discover in which part the fault lies….”

This statement recognizes a pitfall when authority is dispersed among many, and despite such “balance” of power, the people feel oppressed. It slows the pursuit of social justice. People lose track of where to place blame, and losing their senses of direction, argue among one-another as to how to set the stage for a more general sense of common prosperity and tranquility.

“…. some will say in one and some in another, and every political physician will advise a different medicine.”

Witness the Republicans vs. the Democrats; the liberals vs. the conservatives; FOX vs. MSNBC; and the independents who are lost in the melee.

The state of politics in America is little different than that which the early Americans experienced in their time. The system is so ill-defined, chaotic and confusing. The smell of corruption is behind almost every politician’s door.

We argue and squabble and blame. Politics is in its prime. Democrats and Republicans, conservatives, liberals and independents…. We’re all missing the boat. There is a big picture here. We are all the same. We are not the elites; we are the working class. We have, in essence, the same needs. Why do we argue with one another?

It’s time to return to the pursuit of Enlightenment. We need to make amends, cross political lines, and begin having a meaningful discourse on a socio-political solution. Political labels are destructive.

Are we really “conservatives” or “liberals?” It is time to think about what these words actually mean and not what Hannity and Olbermann tell us they mean.

One thing is for sure. We are the working class; corruption abounds, and we (the middle class) are not doing the corrupting. We are on the same side. We just need to recognize it and find ways to unite. We might find that none of us need to cross to the other side of the line. There might not be a line at all.

Stay tuned….

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

MSNBC Promotes Geo-Engineering Scenarios

Monday, Dec 28th, 2009

Report suggesting that global warming is such a massive threat that pumping sulfur into the atmosphere to block out sunlight.

Paul Watson on The Alex Jones Show: Flight 253 Staged Event Reveals an Inside Job

Paul Joseph Watson
Sunday, December 27, 2009

A passenger who boarded Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in Amsterdam with attempted plane bomber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab says the would-be terrorist had no passport and was aided by a sharp-dressed man who claimed Mutallab was a Sudanese refugee, just one of a plethora of startling inconsistencies surrounding an incident that has led to ramped up security and increased levels of harassment in airports.

Every single fact that has come to light since the attempted bombing on Christmas Day directly indicates that the bomber was deliberately allowed to board the plane and that his attack would have succeeded if not for the alert and brave reactions of the passengers and flight crew.

According to Kurt Haskell, an attorney with the Haskell Law Firm in Taylor, Michigan, He and his wife were sitting on the ground near their boarding gate in Amsterdam, which is when they saw Mutallab approach the gate with an unidentified man.

Mutallab was a poorly dressed, young looking individual, but he was accompanied by a man in an expensive suit, Haskell told

Evidence Clearly Indicates Staged Attack on Detroit Flight

(it seems that for every terrorist event, there are cries of "Inside job!". . . problem is, the cries are probably all correct, and very hard to disprove. . . )

CNN Airs Eyewitness Testimony that ‘Well-Dressed’ Indian accomplice helped Abdulmutallab board without passport and that man on plane filmed entire flight and bombing attempt

Aaron Dykes
December 29, 2009

Evidence is emerging that clearly indicates Abdulmutallab was more than just a Nigerian extremist carrying out his anger through an ill-conceived plot to ignite a powdery explosive substance on-board a flight to the United States. Eyewitness testimony pointing to a man helping the accused terrorist board without a passport, along with an unusual cameraman documenting the attempted attack on board the plane raise more than red flags– they point towards an intelligence operation, run as a drill, meant to conjure up public support for a number of fronts in the continuing ‘War on Terror.’

CNN interviewed key flight witnesses during their Dec. 28 program who raised these very points, making clear that the full story is still emerging and that wider-connections to intelligence handlers is evident.


Kurt Haskell and his wife, who were witnesses on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 saw Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab receiving assistance from a well-dressed, wealthy-looking Indian man at the boarding gate in Amsterdam. Haskell told CNN that the accused bomber appeared strikingly ‘poor’ next to the well-dressed man. According to Haskell, that man did the talking for him, explaining to the flight personnel at the gate that Abdulmutallab needed to board without a passport, claiming that he was a Sudanese refugee. Haskell told CNN:

“Laurie and I were sitting near the boarding gate, sitting on the floor, there weren’t any seats to sit in. And I saw two men. They caught my eye because they seemed to be an odd pair. One was what I would describe as a poor-looking black teenager around 16 or 17, and the other man, age 50-ish, wealthy looking Indian man. And I was just wondering why they were together– kinda strange. And I watched them approach what I would call the ticket agent, the final person that checks your boarding pass before you get on the plane. And I could hear the entire conversation. The only person that spoke was the Indian man, and what he said was: ‘This man needs to board the plane, but he doesn’t have a passport.’ And the ticket agent responded, ‘Well, if he doesn’t have a passport, he can’t get on the plane.’ To which the Indian man responded back, ‘He’s from Sudan. We do this all the time.’ And the ticket agent said, ‘Well, then you’ll have to go and talk to my manager.’ And she directed them down a hallway. And that was the last time I saw the Indian man, and the black man I didn’t see again until he tried to blow up our plane hours later.”

The gate attendee referred the odd-couple to the manager. Haskell said that was the last he saw of the wealthy man, but later recognized Abdulmutallab after the incident occurred on the plane. That’s when he says he put two and two together about the unusual connection.

His wife, Laurie, said she found it ‘odd’ that authorities have not yet followed up on their witness account, as they were the only ones known to have witnessed Abdulmutallab with the ‘Indian’ man prior to boarding the flight.


If he had help getting on the flight with no passport after having been reported to U.S. authorities by his own father, what is the true explanation for the man seen filming the entire flight? Another witness on board the flight, Richelle Keepman, said she noticed the mysterious cameraman at the beginning of the flight, believing the man might have been simply excited about a first flight, or etc. Later when the ‘bombing’ incident took place, she says the cameraman was the only one standing up, and intently filming the entire incident.


Put this together with new focus on Yemen ‘in the fight against Al Qaeda’, including calls from Sen. Lieberman to pre-emptively attack, the media’s immediate hype of the event, and the ready-made Body Scanners and other ‘enhanced’ Airport security, it is clear that this is a contrived incident intentionally unleashed to goad renewed support for ever-expanding terrorism-related warfare in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and now Yemen.

Just like after 9/11, airport travelers are again prepared to accept greater violations of their liberties and privacy for supposed security. Yet patsies and watchlist-subjects alike have repeatedly been allowed to bypass security clearance and been proven to have ties to the intelligence community.

The latest accused ‘terrorist’ Abdulmutallab was very likely the fall-guy in a pattern-drill– handled by wealthy, mismatched associates, allowed to board without required credentials, and videotaped by a cameraman with an unknown connection. Was Abdulmutallab involved with these figures through a drill which ended with an intentionally-failed bombing meant to incite great fear of terrorism?


This would fit closely with other elements of CIA-concocted “terrorism.” Many of the 9/11 hijackers and other known extremists were revealed to have participated in ‘dry run’ drills, shared addresses with intelligence handlers or lived on military bases, were allowed to pass through the border despite being on one or more watchlists, and were given VISAS/Passports through execptions and/or special clearance.

Similarly, David Headly, named in the Mumbai attack, has been exposed as a CIA-double agent.

FBI/CIA provocateurs and exaggerated accounts of extremists groups have continued to emerge from the phony stories given to the public in the cases of many would-be plots, such as in Toronto, the ‘plot’ to bomb the Sears Tower, the Transatlantic liquid bomb plot, alleged plans to ‘blow up a Jewish temple and shoot down military planes’ in New York and more.

We see a similar pattern here, the emerging evidence strongly suggests. How long will we allow deliberately-provoked terror incidents to frighten us to death, invade our privacy, erode our liberties, restrict our travel and perpetuate an ever-expanding string of wars?


Benjamin Franklin long ago warned us that “If we restrict liberty to attain security, we will lose both.” And that those willing to make that bargain deserve neither their liberty nor security.

This adage, frequently used by Benjamin Franklin in a body of work, with many variations in the freedom vs. security theme. On the most basic level, government is established only for the common security of its people. Thus, it is no surprise that government tends to test the line between the government and the governed on grounds of “security.”

It is no coincidence that Franklin and fellow compatriots like Thomas Paine laid down principled reasons for an individuals’ rights in respect to government.

Today’s advances in technology do not diminish the principled reasons for keeping government’s power in check with the people’s essential, as per Franklin– freedom. The ‘War on Terror’ is a shining example of Franklin’s principle gone awry. You cannot fight against an existential, shadowy “enemy”, on a fishing expedition for evidence, avoiding certainties and “evidence”, and employing such unprincipled tactics as torture, rendition, widespread wire-tapping– going against the very spirit of the law established by the Constitution, while hoping to maintain that opposing spirit in the nation.

There is a limit to “security”– in other words, there are limits to what government, set up to protect the rights of the governed, can do in the line of duty. The People have Constitutionally protected rights to privacy, probable cause before inspection or search, security in personal belongings and property, due process and other related safeguards against the tendencies of government ( 4th and 5th amendments), and a government must avoid violating these rights. But even this is not the point.

The people, for reasons of “security” and stripped and searched in every increasing contraptions of detection– losing privacy, dignity and basic freedom of travel. All the while, the rare, real perpetrator, identified as a terrorist, never goes through the database checks, security screening or passenger tracking schemes set-up by Homeland Security. The people do. Mothers with breastmilk. Business men with laptops. Shoes, belts, nail clippers, tooth paste, underwear, but not terrorists.

They evidently are whisked through by contacts who may or may not work directly for the FBI, CIA or etc. Databases make exceptions for its most-important targets while people with commonly-confused names are kept from flying or subject to secondary screening. Any ordinary person without proper documentation is subject, at the least, to alternate verification and likely quite a few intense questions. For this would-be bomber, it is apparently the matter of a handshake with the manager, and a high-level contact to vouch as sponsor.

It’s a bait and switch. It’s not security, Constitutionally-sound or not. It’s a scheme to tightly-control the travel of ordinary Americans while co-opting that fear to generate support for various overseas operations. It is textbook problem-reaction-solution.

The Body-Scanners, next in line of the wratched-up security measures being put forward by TSA, along with newly hailed restrictions, such as banning blankets, electronics and on-board bathroom use during the final 60 minutes of flight, are heavy-handed measures set up by Homeland Security and waiting for the right excuse to put them into place.

Though the Body Scanners have already been phased in throughout the U.S., only with this latest incident is it been publicly introduced. It directly mirrors the TSA’s shoe fetish, which was sold on the lie of the preposterous shoebombing-attempt purported by Richard Reid.

The heroic, but also practical actions of the passengers in thwarting this attack is a sane reminder in the fog of the ‘War on Terror’ that people can actually fend for themselves in many situations, particularly in the face of danger. Though real, big scale dangers do exist for governments clearly play a role, we cannot shriek in the face of danger, handing over to government all that we hold in the balance. There are ways of detecting crimes, preventing attacks and ’saving lives, for the children’ that don’t involve a dragnet combing over the whole of the population.

The game is surely rigged if the criminal it was meant to catch walks right through the proverbial back-door, which was held open for him by the archetypal inside man. The trading of liberty for so-called security does not balance favorably, but transfers power duly held by the people to the government, the more dangerous by the loosened-chains of the Constitution.

Supporting links and further info:

The Threat of Food Irradiation and Live Viruses

Alex Jones breaks down all the crap their putting on your food in the name of SAFETY!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The plot thins ...


Sunday, December 27, 2009

The more I read about the latest plane terrorist, the more I know it's all fake.

Yesterday we were told the terrorist himself said the explosive was strapped to his leg, today we are told by the Telegraph, quoting nobody at all, that it was sewn into his underwear. Okay, maybe he was wearing long winter underwear.

The Telegraph, again quoting nobody at all, tells us the explosive was the same as Richard Reid used. Yet in all this time, authorities have not come up with a detection method for this type of explosive?

I can't wait to see what stories the other rags are coming out with.

From the Guardian: A preliminary FBI investigation found that the device contained an explosive known as PETN, or pentaerythritol. Agents recovered what appeared to be the remnants of a syringe found near Abdulmutallab's seat, which is thought to have been part of the device.

"Thought to be" doesn't cut it, and "preliminary investigation" sounds like guesswork. Again we are told it was his leg burning, so I guess he really was wearing long winter underwear. Wonder why they don't say that? A "preliminary investigation" would have uncovered that fact, at least.

The Guardian goes on to say that the guy's own father reported him to the US embassy and Nigerian security 6 months ago, and still they let him fly! Or else his father just wants to cover his own hiney in case he's "thought to be" involved.

The biggest giveaway is that although the US reportedly put the suspect on a list of known terrorists, they didn't think that was "negative enough" to keep him from flying!

But by golly, from now on - until the impact dies down - a ball of kleenex in the pocket of anybody not on US intelligence lists will not be allowed.

The Mirror says Abdulmutallab bought a one-way ticket. Way to draw attention to himself if he was just an ordinary bloke, but he was a "terrorist" so it had to be overlooked.

The Australian reveals that the story that he went to the washroom and then pretended to be sick, pulling a blanket over himself, is not directly from passengers and airline staff, but from a report that the FBI drew up. Will we hear later, as so often is the case, that passengers were not even interviewed by the FBI?

Basically, they can say that Abdulmutallab said all sorts of things. The part about Al Qaeda in Yemen is rich. Is anyone planning to attack Yemen now to find Bin Laden?

Speaking of rich, the Star reports that the guy lived in a 5 million dollar flat in London. Did Daddy pay for that? Or someone more local, more "intelligent"?

Question: Can explosives flames be put out with a few bottles of water? Will we ever know if he was wearing asbestos?

Another question: What kind of a terrorist would immediately point the finger at his colleagues and give their location? I mean, if he wasn't afraid to die in an explosion, why would he be afraid of the FBI?

That Shuringa fellow is quite a star. In one report he flew over the backs of seats, and he alone subdued the man, and "I helped put out the fire" he says modestly. Well, every plane scare needs a hero,even if you have to wonder if he was part of the staging.

From Earthtimes:

"The fire was getting worse. I grabbed the suspect out of the seat, to see if he was wearing any more explosives," Schuringa told CNN. "The cabin crew came with fire extinguishers and ... I helped put out the fire."

Schuringa and a flight attendant then grabbed Abdulmutallab and dragged him to the first-class section, where "we stripped him ... to make sure he had nothing else," Schuringa said.

This is the first indication that more than just bottles of water and patting down the flame was employed. Good gracious; they stripped him. Surely they would have said if he was wearing long winter underwear - I mean that's a rather vital point, don't you think?


The Black Sheep tries to warn its friends with the truth it has seen, unfortunately herd mentality kicks in for the Sheeple, and they run in fear from the black sheep and keep to the safety of their flock.

Having tried to no avail to awaken his peers, the Black Sheep have no other choice but to unite with each other and escape the impending doom.

What color Sheep are you?