Hezbollah in Mexico?
Iranian backed Hezbollah terrorists infiltrating the U.S. with the help of pro-communist Venezuela and Mexican drug cartels.
Promoting liberty in New Zealand and beyond
"So get ready, cause I'm coming strapped..."Next is the original version, from the Workers World Party, October 23 2010 conference in Durham, North Carolina. It is identical except that the it uses the word "fascists", rather than "Tea Party fascists"
"Don't forget, I got my scope on you Tea Party fascists. I'm reading Lenin, training in target practice. Let's see who's the fastest...."
"After genocide, slavery, AIDS and global warming, this beef is unsquashable, because the class contradictions have become permanently irreconcilable..."
"Remember New Orleans? They let those levees break..."
"That's right boss man, them bells are tolling. It's time to settle the score..."
"They won't be able the dam the rushing tides of people's war..."
"The AKs are clocked, locked and cocked in the Dakotas. Because the North and South belongs to the Lakota..."
"And this is just a first taste of what's to come when all ducks will be in a row. Wait till you see my Panther comrades lead an uprising in every single last ghetto..."
"The Pentagon? they're lucky all these people are sleeping. Cause with all their troops in Iraq, we could easily catch them sleeping...."
"They wanna know why we'll bear arms? that's easily explainable..."
"So follow the Party's command, every woman student and man, fall into position. The Workers World Party will put the bosses up against the wall and bring justice to each one in the order of who's the greediest of them all..."
"And as for the pigs? We're out of time. Because like a good Jew or a Muslim, we don't deal with no swine."
Our witnesses testify that what appeared to be a spontaneous freedom movement in 1989 was in fact a coup d’état orchestrated from Moscow—in offices of the Russian KGB...
People will simply believe what they wish to believe. More people indulge their own ideas of the world rather than deal with its realities..
I realized that the collapse of the communism in Europe is one of the most incredible stories of the century and the public should know what really happened...
I collected unprecedented body of interviews that, when edited together, paints the big picture of what really happened...
The Collapse of Communism: The Untold Story is a feature length documentary film currently in postproduction.Hat Tip Spirit of Truth
The great political upheaval of the late 20th century--the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the collapse of the Soviet Union--is now generally regarded as the spontaneous product of long-accumulating social and economic pressures. The political confusion and economic disarray that followed is seen as nothing more than a passing phase in an inevitable march toward a more perfect democracy.
During the final phase of the Cold War the Soviet Union, under its dogmatic and visibly senile party bosses, was sinking into near-bankruptcy. Yuri Andropov, Chairman of the KGB, the only organization with both a full knowledge of the state of the economy and a mastery of strategic decisions, came to the conclusion that there was no cure for the grave illness of the communist system. To preserve the wealth that threatened to slip out of the leaders hands, he masterminded a nearly unthinkable program, throwing into the fire Moscow's rule over the Eastern European bloc, and, as it turned out, the ruling party of the USSR itself. Though Andropov died in 1984, the signs of his hand in the events that followed remain visible, as well as the role of his handpicked successor Mikhail Gorbachev. Our witnesses testify that what appeared to be a spontaneous freedom movement in 1989 was in fact a coup d'etat orchestrated from Moscow, in offices of the Russian KGB.
Perhaps for the first time in known history, we have walked through a revolution without realizing who are the real winners and losers.
The consequences are far reaching and people in the West seem to have a short memory. It's clear today that development in Russia didn't go the way the West anticipated. Russia became the perfect KGB state. 80% of government officials are former or active KGB officers, including President Vladimir Putin himself. The objective of the Soviet regime was to overthrow the United States as the world's leading power. The Soviet KGB fathered state sponsored terrorism. The PLO was dreamt up by KGB. In 1960s a new element was added to the Soviet/PLO war, international terrorism. Today's international terrorism was conceived at the Lubyanka.
As Yuri Andropov once explained to Ion Pacepa, the Muslim world was a Petri dish in which the Russians might nurture a virulent strain of America-hatred from the bacterium of Marxist-Leninist thought. KGB General Alexander Sakharovsky once said to Pacepa: "In today's world, when nuclear arms have made military force obsolete, terrorism should become our main weapon". Americans and Europeans no longer remember the past and don't realize that history is now repeating itself. No effective counter-strategy is likely to emerge from Washington because a regime predicated on economic optimism cannot accept the negative implications of ongoing Russian enmity. People will simply believe what they wish to believe. More people indulge their own ideas of the world rather than deal with its realities.
"Rather than telling people they don't have to meet these basic safety requirement that will be scale and size appropriate, rather than exempting them we think you should be giving assistance in helping them meet the requirements of the law."Because that's what we want, isn't it. We want the Government to protect us with the likes of this highly regulative "food safety" bill, and then to very kindly help us to meet the requirements of the law. Eskin also applies the tired "progressive" argument that the law is too old,
"The last time that the FDA’s law related to food was changed in any material way was 1938... Over the course of the following decades, we’ve seen our food supply expand and change markedly but the law has not kept up."
"We want to make sure that consumers have the right to choose between these two alternative supply systems (large scale farms and small farmers). Since nothing is 100 percent sure, I for one will gamble with my health, and the health of my family, by continuing to patronize local organic farmers. Weighing the risks, and the benefits of superior quality and nutrition, I think I am making a good investment. The concern is that this bill, without the Tester amendment, will competitively and economically injure these farmers, probably the safest farmers in our country, and deprive some consumers of this option in the marketplace."On Nov. 18 the bill passed with a compromised version of Tester's amendment. Rady Ananda at Food Freedom has stated that the amendment is simply "lipstick on a pig", and lists the shortcomings in the bill as it currently stands:
"exempt small farmers who make less than $500,000 a year in revenue and sell directly to consumers, restaurants or grocery stores within their states or within 275 miles."Are false, because it only exempts these small farmers from having to submit food safety plans. It does not exempt them from inspections that they get billed for, licensing requirements with expensive quality controls, product confiscation. And anyway, as the dollar crashes, how much is $500,000 a year going to be worth? In response to the arguments being made in favor of the bill with advocates touting the "5,000 deaths occur every year as a result of food-borne illness," David E. Gumpert, health and food issues reporter, makes the following important point,
"...Some of the injuries that have resulted from food-borne illness aren't necessarily a result of an absence of legislation. They are the result of the FDA not doing its job. For example, the FDA knew for years about the problems with the Iowa egg producers, yet didn't go after them in anything like the aggressive way it has gone after small food producers who have made no one ill."Off the Grid News explains what will happen to seeds if the bill passes,
"The big agriculture giants want to make you dependent on them for any seed, even if it’s heirloom seed. They know that they need the regulatory heft of Big Brother in order to accomplish this. First they need to eliminate seed cleaning equipment. They get the FDA to set minimum “food safety” standards for seed cleaning so that any farmer would need at least a million dollars in structure and equipment to meet the new requirements. And that’s per line of seed."George Soros' hedge fund has just bought 897,813 shares (valued at $312.6 million) in Monsanto. It is Soros' second biggest investment. More on conflicts of interest within the FDA here.
Superintendent Gary Knowles said the large explosion happened around 2.37pm today and they were not expecting anyone to get out alive.
They were now going into recovery mode. It was one of the most horrific things he has had to deal with as a police man.
"We had to break the news to the family and they are extremely distraught.
"I was at the mine myself when the explosion occurred. The blast was horrific. Just as severe as the first blast - and we are now moving into a recovery mode."
The United States government has been committing direct acts of provocation against China's economy and other aspects of its society, including its military. In addition to disturbances in Tibet and uprisings of Uigurs in China's northwest province, there are developing showdowns with Japan and South Korea. All have the fingerprints of the United States. If these confrontations are allowed to become full-blown, it will put the current US military ventures in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in the shade, and will demand from all of us new energies to struggle on yet another – perhaps the biggest – domestic front against US imperialism.Note the phraseology - "The United States government has been committing direct acts of provocation against China's economy and other aspects of its society". This is reminiscent of the Communist line of decades past which accused the US of waging "wars of aggression" in Korea and Vietnam, even though both wars were sparked by communist invasions.
If these confrontations are allowed to become full-blown, it will put the current US military ventures in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in the shade, and will demand from all of us new energies to struggle on yet another – perhaps the biggest – domestic front against US imperialism.What does this mean? It is a clear signal that US "comrades" must prepare to act as at least a propaganda and activist "Fifth Column" for China, if and when conflict breaks out between Washington and Beijing.
Set against the backdrop of contemporary politics, the film begins with an American withdrawal from Iraq. The President decides to redeploy troops to Taiwan, where escalating Chinese militarism is threatening America’s ally. At the same time, he also welcomes the former Soviet republic of Georgia into NATO, unleashing Russian worries that America is spreading its sphere of influence deep into Eastern Europe. Having destabilized relations with two of the world’s largest powers, the President then claims that the U.S. is only partly to blame for a global economic meltdown, further escalating tensions with China and ultimately leading to the invasion of the Pacific Northwest.
On the topic of the controversy brought up by the film (which hasn’t been shown publicly, mind you) there were strong words from a state-run Chinese paper after the script recently leaked out.
No doubt Hitler would have protested an anti Nazi film made in 1938 as well.
“U.S. reshoots Cold War movie to demonize China” and “American movie plants hostile seeds against China,” were the headlines last week in the Global Times, published out of Beijing. Articles went on to say that the film has roots in a deep American fear of Chinese power. “China can still feel U.S. distrust and fear, especially among its people. Americans’ suspicions about China are the best ground for the hawks to disseminate fear and doubt, which is the biggest concern with the movie ‘Red Dawn,’” went one piece.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation creation of which was proclaimed on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. Its prototype is the Shanghai Five mechanism.India, Pakistan and Iran are hold "observer" status with the SCO.
The main goals of the SCO are strengthening mutual confidence and good-neighbourly relations among the member countries; promoting effective cooperation in politics, trade and economy, science and technology, culture as well as education, energy, transportation, tourism, environmental protection and other fields; making joint efforts to maintain and ensure peace, security and stability in the region, moving towards the establishment of a new, democratic, just and rational political and economic international order...
The Organisation has two permanent bodies – the Secretariat in Beijing and the Regional Counter-Terrorism Structure in Tashkent. SCO Secretary-General and RCTS Executive Committee Director are appointed by the HSC for a period of three years. From 01 January 2007 these posts are held by Bolat K.Nurgaliev (Kazakhstan) and Myrzakan U.Subanov (Kyrgyzstan) respectively.
The SCO member states occupy a territory of around 30 million 189 thousand square kilometers, which makes up three fifths of the Eurasian continent, and have a population of 1.5 billion, which makes up a quarter of the planet’s population.
The recent meeting between India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese Premier Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-8 summit held tremendous potential in the changing world situation. Karat was delivering a talk on the "Role of friendship societies in Indo-Russian relations".New Zeal South Africa's Communist Party dominated government has been very active in promoting ties with Marxist led Brazil and heavily Marxist influenced India. South African deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Azziz Pahad, brother of leading SACP member and adviser to then President Thabo Mbeki, Essop Pahad has been particularly active in promoting ties to India.
Karat said the 21st century was not going to be an American century. "This will be an Asian century. Two countries, India and China, are to power Asia through their economic growth and political clout. Though a unipolar world appeared to emerge after the fall of the Soviet Union, current trends hint at a transition towards a multi-polar world which would be more balanced and equitable and with less scope for hegemony", Karat said.
Besides Asia, new power centres were developing in Europe, Latin America and Africa much to the "dismay" of United States.
Emerging co-operation among India, Brazil and South Africa, which are important countries in the developing world, would [also] promote multi-polarity in the world.
Stating that energy was going to be a major issue in the 21st century, he said Russia’s energy diplomacy had signaled that it would be assertive in the new situation.New Zeal How will a nuclear disarmed West deal with a power bloc spanning Asia from Vladivostok to Kiev and from the Arctic circle to Southern India? Combine that with an alliance between nuclear capable, or near capable India, South Africa and Brazil, allied in turn to oil rich Venezuela and Iran and you start to see a potential problem.
The six-member SCO comprising Russia, China and central Asian republics, would have an increasing role in world affairs.
Karat urged the Indian Government to understand the importance of the SCO in which India, along with Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, were observers.
"If the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline became a reality, the country would get gas at one-quarter of its price in the international market. Russia was now co-operating with Iran, and India should use its ties with Russia to play an increasing role in central Asia", Karat said.
He said the present world situation underlined the need to maintain, nurture and strengthen India’s ties with Russia. In the earlier period of the Soviet Union, India had been greatly influenced by the first socialist experiment.
"Promotion of people-to-people relations was also important while developing strategic relations with countries like China and Russia and developing nations", Karat said.
Moscow's best friends in America, the Communist Party USA have issued a call for the ratification of the controversial New START treaty with Russia in the "lame duck" session before Christmas.
Democrats are seeking to ratify the Treaty, with RINO Republicans, while the still have a solid majority in the Senate.
The Communist know that the Treaty would probably die in the next Senate and the "window of opportunity" to help their Russian friends will be lost.
Writing in the Peoples World, the PW Editorial Board
The Communists finish the statement with a call for political pressure on Senators to get the deal signed and sealed.
Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl's abrupt announcement Nov. 16 that he opposes consideration of the New START treaty to cut U.S. and Russian nuclear missiles during the current congressional session imperils a vital step toward finally eliminating the world's only true weapon of mass destruction.
Other leading Republican senators have also expressed opposition to the agreement.
The treaty, signed last spring by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, would cut the two countries' long-range offensive nukes to 1,550 each, or about 30 percent. The U.S. and Russia have about 95 percent of such weapons in the world.
The pact has now had some 18 hearings by Senate committees.
Earlier this fall the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved New START, by a vote of 14-4. Three Republicans voted with the majority, including the committee's ranking Republican, Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar.
Ratification requires 67 votes in the full Senate. Supporters of the pact are pressing for ratification by the end of the year, before the Democratic majority shrinks in the new Congress.
Saying failure to ratify the treaty this year "would endanger our national security," Vice President Biden pledged the administration would continue to fight for its consideration before the Senate adjourns this year.
At a Nov. 17 news conference, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Foreign Relations Committee chair Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Lugar all called for approval in the current session...
"We say the world's security is endangered if this vital first step on the road to a world without nukes stalls out in the Senate. Contact your senators today and urge New START's ratification in 2010."While leftist Democrats, RINO Republican sellouts and their communist cheerleaders are urging America to disarm, the Russians and their Chinese allies are working through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to build an economic and military alliance to far surpass the old Warsaw Pact.
Hope remains for the 29 miners trapped in the West Coast's Pike River coalmine.
Three days after the explosion that cut communication into the mine, rescuers have yet to enter the shaft because of high concentrations of toxic and explosive gases still in the mine.
Air tests have also confirmed that some form of combustion is still occurring inside the mine, increasing the likelihood of carbon monoxide buildup.
Rescuers and family cling to the hope that all or some of the miners have reached the safety of air pockets in the mine.
From today's NZ Herald
At a 10am media conference, Tasman District police area commander Superintendent Gary Knowles said the names of the miners would be posted on the police website later this morning.
The trapped miners:
Conrad Adams 43, Malcolm Campbell 25, Glen Cruise 35, Alan Dixon 59,
Zen Drew 21, Christopher Duggan 31, Joseph Dunbar 17, Daniel Herg 36,
John Howell 45, David Hoggard 33, Richard Holling 41, Jacob Jonker 47,
William Johannson 49, Ricky Keane 28, Terry Kitchin 41, Samuel Mckay 41,
Michael Monk 23, Stuart Mudge 31, Kane Nieper 33, Peter O'Neil 55,
Milton Osborne 54, Brendan Palmer 27, Benjamin Rockhouse 21, Peter Roger 40, Blair Sims 28, Joshua Ufer 25, Keith Valley 62.
"It's important we start putting putting names to the faces," Mr Knowles said.
He said after three days without contact the situation remained "grave" but he said drilling at the site was continuing and progress was going well.
"We have also been in contact with DOC and DOC have agreed we can cut a path of 2.7km long up to the ventilation site to continue with the sampling," he said.
He said rescuers were also looking at getting a fibre optic cable so that the site could be monitored from basecamp.
Mr Knowles said the rescue team remained on standby and were looking at what sections of the mine they could enter first.
A robot could be used to go inside the tunnel when the opportunity arose, he said.
Testing of the gas levels in the mine was being carried out every half hour.
"We remain optimistic," Mr Knowles said. "But at the end of the day this is a search and recovery operation. We are going to go in and do our best to bring these guys to out."
Pike River CEO Peter Whittall said the team drilling overnight had done a "phenomenal job" and had reached 100 metres of the 162 metres they needed to drill to.
"In the last 10 metres before we get to the scene we will change drilling method to ensure we don't get any sparking," he said.
"We have opportunities to sample gas from that point. We will have an opportunity to put laser imaging gear down the hole.
"We will also be able to put down video camera information and look at anything we are able to see in the hole."