Monday, February 27, 2012

Wikileaks/The Global Intelligence Files: Sam Kent & Halliburton

From Wikileaks.

I had lunch yesterday in Houston with former-Federal Judge Sam Kent (the
first Federal Judge found guilty of serious crimes in the US) and he told
me why he thinks he was prosecuted.

For those who haven't followed this, he was found guilty on perjury &
sexual misconduct. Yes, he slept with those two women, but it was
consensual. Actually, they were old affairs and long over.

What Sam said was that "isn't is strange that the Justice Department
begins sniffing around for dirt to throw at me just weeks after I ruled a
heavy case against Halliburton. Then a small set of affairs turn into an
untrue situation and then spun up into an unprecedented case against a
Federal Judge."

Of course, I told him he was nuts to rule anything against Halliburton.
I also told him that this sounds like a John Grisham plotline.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

London-based oil executive linked to 9/11 hijackers

From The Telegraph.

A Saudi Arabian accused of associating with several of the September 11 hijackers and who disappeared from his home in the United States a few weeks before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, is in London working for his country’s state oil company...


Monday, February 13, 2012

Athens burns, buildings on fire as chaos, riots flare up (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

From Russia Today.

The return of the Keyboard Warriors

From Asia Times.

Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Return of the Keyboard Warriors - a prized Return of the Living Dead spin-off - is at hand. From Republican chicken hawks to public intellectuals, right-wing America is erupting in renewed neo-conservative revolt. The year 2012 is the new 2002; Iran is the new Iraq. Whatever the highway - real men go to Tehran via Damascus, or real men go to Tehran non-stop - they want a war, and they want it now...

Belgian firefighters hose down prime minister's office in protest over pension reform - video

From The Guardian.

Hundreds of Belgian firefighters gathered outside the prime minister's office in Brussels to protest against plans to increase the retirement age from 58. The government wants the majority of people to work two more years until they reach 67, but firefighters argue their arduous job does not allow them to work into their sixties. The firefighters broke through police barricades to cover riot police and the cabinet office in water and smoke

Greek police union wants to arrest EU/IMF officials

From Reuters.

Feb 10 (Reuters) - Greece's largest police union has threatened to issue arrest warrants for officials from the country's European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders for demanding deeply unpopular austerity measures.

Friday, February 10, 2012

US Marines posed with Nazi symbol in Afghanistan

From Yahoo News.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps on Thursday once again did damage control after a photograph surfaced of a sniper team in Afghanistan posing in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS — a special unit that murdered millions of Jews, gypsies and others.
The Corps said in a statement that using the symbol was not acceptable, but the Marines in the photograph taken in September 2010 will not be disciplined because investigators determined it was a naïve mistake...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

In The Midnight Hour

A spooky promise of 'world peace' and the black clad priestess vanishes into the underworld. Now I call that a very fitting superbowl show for 2012.

The link appears to have been here you go another one...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Exposed: The Arab agenda in Syria

From Asia Times.

When the over 160 monitors, after one month of enquiries, issued their report ... surprise! The report did not follow the official GCC line - which is that the "evil" Bashar al-Assad government is indiscriminately, and unilaterally, killing its own people, and so regime change is in order.

The Arab League's Ministerial Committee had approved the report, with four votes in favor (Algeria, Egypt, Sudan and GCC member Oman) and only one against; guess who, Qatar - which is now presiding the Arab League because the emirate bought their (rotating) turn from the Palestinian Authority.

So the report was either ignored (by Western corporate media) or mercilessly destroyed - by Arab media, virtually all of it financed by either the House of Saud or Qatar. It was not even discussed - because it was prevented by the GCC from being translated from Arabic into English and published in the Arab League's website.

Until it was leaked.