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Open source insurgencies, revolts, etc. operate on very simple premise:
They negate, block, stop, halt, reverse, etc. the status quo.
A dictator. A policy. An occupation. Etc.
They don't build.  They don't construct.  They don't transition.  They don't rule.  They don't make people in the establishment feel good/safe/etc.  NOTE:  it's important to note, as we saw with the people that defended Cairo's historic museum from looting/fire, they can protect.
  • The open source insurgency is based on a very simple goal (not an ideology or complex agenda).  In Egypt's case: the removal a corrupt dictator.  
  • Successful efforts (Tunisia's success and the first Facebook protest in Cairo) move this goal from a hope to a plausible promise -- something that can be achieved.
  • A plausible promise is something that everyone can get behind regardless of ideology, religion, agendas, etc.
  • The open source insurgency runs until the plausible promise is achieved.  Mubarak's offer to dissolve the government wasn't enough.  He needs to go.  
  • Once Mubarak goes, the open source movement will evaporate -- after that, divergent motivations repeatedly fork the movement.
Further, as we have seen in Egypt, the ability of the open source insurgency to withstand/shrug off counter-attacks grows as it moves closer to its goal.  Even though hundreds have been killed in Egypt by the police (on 29 January, 2010), it hasn't shaken the movement at all.
Online connectivity is an early enabler of open source insurgencies.  Once they are formed, online connectivity is not a requirement for their continued operation over the short term.  In Egypt's case, shutting down the Internet didn't work (it only made people more upset).



January 31, 2011 posted by Gordon Duff · 24 Comments


By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor
Egypt is a lesson for America, teaching us to look at ourselves, at how free we really are.  We are not so different, Egypt under Mubarak and America under what ever gang of financial criminals and foreign thugs is controlling the government today.  Egyptians have known thousands of years of slavery.  They recognize it when they see it.  Slavery, for most Americans, is something new.  Americans woke up one day and weren’t so free anymore, maybe not at all.  Some didn’t see it coming.  Others screamed a warning and were pounded into the ground for it.

Seeing what is going on in Egypt reminds me of how I thought America was going to be.  The 60′s were confusing, for those of us who were around then and still have the brain cells left to reminisce.  John Kennedy’s America was going to save the world, not so much from Communism but from slavery and dictatorship.  Africa had “de-colonialized” and the dictatorships, the banana republics, Franco, Tito, whoever that guy in Korea was, all those oppressive folks were going to be tossed aside and Americans would lead the way, Peace Corps if possible, Special Forces if it came down to it.

We were the guys with democracy to sell and Kennedy had the credibility to pull it off.  Then “they” killed him and we got Johnson, the USS Liberty, deeper into Vietnam and, eventually another dead Kennedy, killed to put Nixon in office and end all that foolishness, hope and moral righteousness.
America was going to be about bombing.
This is the America we now know but don’t love quite as much as we might.  Not everyone is happy about blowing poor people up for money, not everyone but enough are quiet about it so that it can go on year after year.

We all thought the Cold War was a big deal, fighting for the “hearts and minds’ of the poor of the world, democracy vs. communism.  All we really sold was slavery, debt and endless dictatorships.  Mubarak is one of the hold overs from the Cold War, America’s “place holder” in an Egypt we “won” from Soviet influence.  Mubarak’s continued survival into the 21st century was predicated on America’s new game, Islamic extremism, supposedly a “disease” threatening the world, one born in Egypt at the hands of the Muslim brotherhood.

This was to be the new “Cold War,” the fight to protect western civilization from billions of militant extremists ready to blow themselves up at a second to earn their way to martyrdom and paradise.  I am now ready to rethink the Cold War, may be it was as phony as this one too.  Vietnam certainly was and I know that one “up front and personal.”

Every time we find a suicide bomber or a terror cell, the money behind it seems to trace back to an insurance company tied to the FBI, CIA, RAW, Mossad or some other handler.  In fact, 99.99% of terrorism seems to be aimed AT Muslims, not against them.

If there really is a “clash of civilizations,” it is between human beings and the monsters our press never reports but we all know are out there.  Monsters?  What do you call people who, not only profit from war and terrorism but make sure it happens even if they have to hire the terrorists themselves as we see with 9/11, or as any sane person sees with 9/11 anyway.

If America wasn’t in Afghanistan, there wouldn’t be a war in Afghanistan.  There wouldn’t be a war in Pakistan either for that matter.

Think about Smedley Butler, so many years ago, ‘War is a Racket.’  This had to be the smartest man in the world.  If you don’t know Butler, take a moment, open a browser and do a search.  Read that.  If you don’t ever come back here to finish this, you are forgiven.  If you believe war is about security or honor or patriotism, read Butler several times until you know nothing else.

If you think there were ‘clean’ wars, I suggest you read  David Irving’s biography of Winston Churchill. This link I will supply as this isn’t a simple search.  Irving is, perhaps, the best researcher on World War II around, if anything too good.  When Churchill turned out to be mostly alcohol and “hot air,” Irving made some folks mad.  When everything we know about Hitler came into doubt also, Irving, a best selling author, was blacklisted and later imprisoned.  He is a “truth teller.”

The point?  There are no clean wars, there were no clean wars, war is a racket and people who make war do so to keep mankind enslaved.  The people of Egypt are out there, being what Americans ought to be, should have been when elections were stolen, should have been when Kennedy was killed and we had that outrageous “lone gunman” story foisted on us, should have been when the cover story for 9/11 fell apart.  With a clear majority of Americans believing that our own government murdered thousands of people in order to get American into a war, years of demonstrations still don’t get 300 people in the streets.  The families of the dead have to buy TV commercials.

Our failure to speak up is far worse than simply burning the flag.

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Since this commercial hit, national television broke the 9/11 conspiracy wide open but it is Egyptians standing up, perhaps even for us. We can’t speak, not here in America. Even writing this borders on a violation of our new laws. Not even congress read them, even when they passed them. Half the things you say to your neighbors during the Super Bowl are considered “terrorism” now and you can be locked up for life without a trial, your lawyer jailed with you. This is how it is in Egypt, this is also how it has become in the United States.

Egyptians, by the millions, have hit the streets to bring down 30 years of a government that wasn’t hated 30 years ago, not by so many. 30 years is a long time, trading stability and security for freedom, and getting neither. 30 years of Mubarak

America is ten years into the same cycle, patriot acts, habeas corpus gone, a Department of Homeland Security, demonstrations only allowed in “free speech zones.”

I so envy the people of Egypt and the pride they are feeling, no matter how this ends. They stood on their feet, something the people of America have failed at since the early 1970s. I don’t count the Tea Party, with its financing from billionaires and its love of war and the frightening ambivalence it has shown for the real constitution, real American rights, real American freedoms.

What good are guns when those who have them watch censored news all day and have become little more than an informal militia for the corporate thugs?

Ever see a gun owner at an anti-war rally? What good are guns when gun owners care nothing for real freedoms? All the guns in Egypt are with the police and army and its Egypt standing up for our freedoms. Few Americans seem to care. Maybe its too cold outside.

Few in America were aware that Egypt was part of a political nexus in the Middle East, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United States and several more, more “regimes’ than governments with Israel alone maintaining the appearance of democracy, only at the hands of a controlled press and censored news in the US. It was Egypt that stood erect and declared their manhood.

I so envy the people of Egypt and the pride they are feeling,no matter how this ends.

What could be at the end of the road, well, it could be democracy, a word seldom used in America, not anymore. That ship has sailed, Americans talk about being a republic, accept rigged elections, defacto foreign rule, multi-national corporations, powerful foreign lobbies and a government of cowards and bunglers who pander to the weak and fearful.

Almost all Americans have written America off, declared it bankrupt, bereft of money for sure, drowning in debt, owing money that never existed to those that don’t deserve it.

That 15 trillion dollars of debt makes all Americans indentured servants, slaves now as our generations to follow will also be. Americans still work, they toil, those with jobs, Americans dream and Americans sacrifice. What Americans don’t do, not anymore, is enjoy the fruits of their labor. America is a land of petty criminals, small time con-men, not petty in theft but small of mind, body and spirit. Listen to the radio, read the job ads in the paper. Everything is a scam. America is a nation of scamsters.

All those guns, all that power and there is no nation on earth as victimized as America, no people who have lost as much, no people forced to endure as much as Americans, with our cheap food and our world class medical care for the rich. Try getting a kidney transplant by showing up at an emergency room. No advanced medical care is available for people that don’t have an “adequate support system.”

That means, if you aren’t rich, you die. You should see the level of health care we give our veterans. As a totally disabled combat vet, I have heard “you don’t qualify for that” or “we don’t pay for that” or ‘that medication isn’t available for veterans” so many times that trying to get health care is a joke. Now our new “Tea Party” congress is planning to cut medical care and benefits for veterans even more. Good luck with that.

We expected it. Whenever there is flag waving and speeches, we know a truckload of manure is coming. Speaking for America’s veterans, which I actually do, I thank those of you who supported the politicians who have turned on those who gave so much to defend their country. You say you were too busy worrying about “Obamacare” to think about veterans and our military? They’re only starting with us, veterans are always an easy target. They have plans for the rest of you. Watch gas prices rise, health care standards plunge, watch criminals of every kind operate with “Madoff” impunity, just as they did during the Bush years.

Thanks. We will remember you for this.

A decade after Americans watched the TV spectacular of the century, more a Las Vegas magic act, disappearing buildings, destroyed lives and a nation’s descent into lies and dishonor, 9/11 is the watershed for America’s decline.

It started. We were told to be afraid and given reason. Airline hijackings had been a reality for decades, we thought our government could handle it. Were told there were still sky marshals, and the world’s largest air force could intercept an airliner in a few moments, just take a F 15 to afterburner, 1700 miles per hour plus, just like chasing a moped with a Ferrari, one with a NORAD navigation system.

But we learned NORAD didn’t exist, not that day and we didn’t really have an air force either. They were gone, maybe on vacation with the sky marshals, Bermuda or maybe Tel Aviv? We were told we were defenseless and they were right, we were defenseless, but against whom?

Americans buy guys because they feel defenseless and are frightened to death of their own government. This is how things have been in Egypt for a long time and they don’t have guns.

Ten years later, I know how the people of Egypt feel because I feel the same way, oppressed by a government that has made a sham out of elections, a government that cares nothing about people or laws, one that only serves the pack of criminals crawling the sewers of Washington DC. Turn an ear that direction? Do you hear them slithering?

I wonder how many Americans are feeling what I feel.

In the last ten years, the right to own guns has become more important than ever. Do you ever wonder why?

Do you know what most American gun owners think? I can tell you. They think about how they are going to die with a gun in their hand and how it is going to go down;

Millions of Americans are thinking the same thing. They expect to see the black vans on their street, blue and red lights blinking, doors opening, a lethal cargo of faceless automatons, riot shields, submachine guns, SWAT types.

What will it take, use the shotgun? No real American trusts a 9mm anymore. Do you have any idea how many gun owners have searched the web looking for rounds that will penetrate body armor?

American gun owners, millions of them, expect to die at the hands of their government.

How they see it coming down? Laws will be passed legalizing illegal immigrants. Then speaking up with be consider “hate speech.” The more controlling and oppressive the government becomes, perhaps even worse than it is now, the more need it will have to end free expression, end free thought and control all communication, even worse than it is today.

It is very bad today, don’t fool yourself. If you are getting your news from “the news” and many still are, it will be a big surprise. For others, it will be expected, in fact, millions expect it now.

Will it be “liberals” or “conservatives?” Millions worry about that too. Problem is, those telling them to worry about liberals and conservatives are the ones plotting.

Do this, imagine, not just big cities, but small towns, all across America. Imagine everyone hitting the street, not just socialists, or “gun nuts” or anti-government fanatics but regular people, sick and tired of feeling powerless, feeling duped. Imagine reaching for your coat, wanting to see what it is all about and the hope that it might just be possible to undo, to pull it all down.

Imagine hitting the streets, all Americans, not out of hate but out of love for America. Imagine finding that all those things you believed made us different no longer mattered. What if everyone wanted to live in a free country, to live in peace, to want only to work hard and earn their own way.

What if we all got sick and tired of being slaves. You say you aren’t a slave?

Funny, America doesn’t seem like a country run by a free people, in fact, I can’t say I have heard anyone crazy enough to say that in years.

Free, in America, means you one of the lucky few not to be in prison, millions are, or on probation of some kind. 20 million Americans have some kind of problem with the law. Millions of Americans learned that if you have a mortgage on your home, you own nothing.

Americans are prisoners, living from paycheck to paycheck or unemployment check to unemployment check or, as with so many, wondering where food or shelter is going to come from, how their kids are going to live. Some Americans, many Americans are actually facing starvation today. You don’t think so?

Look down your block. How many people there haven’t paid car insurance? How many are behind in rent or house payments? How many are buried in credit card debt?

You think this was an accident? When trillions of dollars left America, and it did, half of America’s money went overseas during the last 10 years, you are now living through the aftermath. The equity in your home, gone, what was equity is now debt. You can’t move, you can’t sell, you have nothing. Slavery.

Americans have had their wages cut each years since Reagan got into office. Our standard of living has lowered each years since then after 200 years of meteoric rise. The stock markets increased 10 fold in value and Americans made less, and became poorer. Few Americans own anything at all, a house, a car, even decent clothing.

This was the game all along. You don’t think you are a slave? Try being independent. “They” will give you two choices, live under a bridge or in prison.

People of Egypt, thank you for reminding us.


By Way of Deception

January 31, 2011 posted by J. Bruce Campbell · Leave a Comment
The J-factor
The uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen are the inevitable results of the J-factor, which destroys everything. As I was told by a Saudi army general many years ago, all Arab countries are secretly controlled by Israel, including his own. (I hadn’t known back then that the Saudi “royal family” are themselves descendants of converts to Islam from Judaism and my partner didn’t tell me.) It is Jewish control of Arab countries that was the exact reason the Russian Jews were forced into the region following WWI: to destabilize Arabs and eventually control their huge oil resources.
Anwar Sadat was assassinated in 1981 by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) for making a treaty with the most infamous Jewish terrorist, Menachem Begin, a couple of years earlier. His tyrannical successor, Mubarak, has made himself very useful to Israel and the CIA ever since, which is the reason the Egyptians hate him so and why Leslie Gelb, the head of the Council on Foreign Relations, just said that Mubarak should stay in power. Gelb says Mubarak must be supported to prevent the MB from coming to power. Netanyahu is also afraid that the MB may take over the Egyptian government, so they are reportedly planning to invade and seize the huge Sinai Peninsula again while the Egyptian army is distracted. Gelb is Jewish and Netanyahu is Jewish. Does it matter to us which one says the same thing? Yes. What matters is who controls the money, and that is Gelb’s gang. Netanyahu’s gang gets our money as a result of US policy made by Gelb’s gang.
For some crazy reason, Ron Paul’s fortunate son has just pulled a Kennedy-style double cross and called for ending foreign aid to Israel, after running on a support-Israel position! The Kennedys did that to their Mafia supporters, too. But the point is, foreign aid CAN be cut off, especially in our ludicrous debt position. It will be decided by Gelb’s gang. Israel has always performed a very important job for the oil bankers and has been given the widest possible latitude to perform that job. They have been given that latitude by the mysterious super-Jews who control our money system, so it has seemed that America is actually controlled by Israel. This is just a part of the ongoing deception and disinformation program of the masters of deceit.
Up until 2006, Jewish thought-control of Internet content was still quite strong – strong enough to induce self-censorship by the various bloggers and webmasters. The word “Jew” pretty much had to be replaced with some euphemism, usually “Zionist.” I was writing for and produced something I called “Jewish Rule.” Jeff Rense initially rejected the piece, saying he couldn’t run it unless I softened it with other words for “Jew.” So I added some reasons why Jews should be called Jews. Jeff ran it without changes. Judicial-inc added pictures and that website has since been attacked and taken down. It’s available on Gnostic Liberation Front.
This piece broke the dam and led to what has become a flood of anti-Jewish material on the Internet. “Zionist” and “Zionism” are very good and legitimate words and should be used to describe the practice of Russian Jews, descendants of converts to Judaism, emigrating from Russia to Palestine and sadistically occupying that ancient country and re-naming it “Israel,” whence they would run the World Jewish Revolution. Some of my friends don’t like to use the word “Zionist” for any reason, but I disagree. It should be used in the strict meaning of the word.
One of the most deceptive phrases the Jews have is “anti-Semitism.” But it’s very easily sidestepped. On a special radio show in LA hosted by Susan Estrich she entitled “Anti-Semitism,” I called in and confronted her and her guest, Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law professor and expert on “anti-Semitism.”
“Does either of you have one drop of Semitic blood in your body?”
Dershowitz quickly answered, “I must admit, I’m uncomfortable with the term…”
“Then why do you use it?”
“I just think there should be a better word.”
“But you didn’t say that on this show called ‘Anti-Semitism’ until I asked you that.”
Susan Estrich to the rescue: “So you don’t want to be called an ‘anti-Semite…” You just hate Jews.”
“I do think we need to be Jew-wise.”
“’Jew-wise?’ Well, I’m ending this call right now!”
But that’s how to deal with someone calling you an “anti-Semite.” If I can make Alan Dershowitz shut up with one little question, you can see how powerful it is. The accusation of “anti-Semitism” has a dual-use. The first is to suggest very subtly that Russian Jews have some blood right to invade and occupy Semite-land. No Ashkenazi Jew will ever say that he is a Semite, if you ask him or her. That would be a very offensive idea. But you’re an “anti-Semite” if you criticize Jews. So the second use is to make you shut up. A total deception.
Anyway, the real Semites are revolting, all over Semite-land. The anti-Semites in Tel Aviv are getting ready to reap what they have sown since 1948. The Semites have nothing left to lose, which means they’re free. They’re free to rise up and kill the tyrants installed by Jews in the United States. Soon they will be free to remove the Zionist cancer from the page of history. Will the Israeli Jews nuke them to save themselves? Maybe not. I suspect that they will prefer to live out their days in Hollywood, Phoenix and Miami rather than go Samson Option. The Jewish Problem will continue for us, even if the Forever Persecuted Ones have to decamp once more for friendlier lands, meaning here.
In Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, the thing that kept messing everything up was the “K-factor.” “K” stood for “kaffir,” the slang term for “African.” We in the security forces and most people in the country, white and black, pretty much agreed that Rhodesia could never be run by Africans due to the K-factor, except run into the ground. And Robert Mugabe has proven it so.
If it weren’t for that meaning of “K-factor,” I could probably use the term for the subject of this piece: the hyper-destructive and self-defeating trait in the Jewish personality. The term “kike” apparently came from the immigration officials at Ellis Island, where millions of Eastern and Western Jews entered the US. Since they didn’t speak English, the Jews were instructed to sign their entry forms with an “X.” But “X” to them signified Christianity and they refused to do so, instead making a circle as the signature. The Yiddish word for “circle” is “kikel,” and the kikel-signers were eventually nicknamed “kikes” by the immigration clerks. Jewish merchants for several decades continued the use of the circle that signified their antipathy to Jesus and affectionately referred to each other as “kikes.”
But K-factor is already used so I’ll go with J-factor. The word “Jew” has become just as odious in the public mind as “kike,” and just as taboo. Jews dislike the use of the word by non-Jews. Jews behave as if they are guilty of something and try to avoid being named in public what they are. They prefer to be called “Jewish,” and that word itself should be spoken softly and reverently. Gentiles, not wishing to offend, obliged them for several decades after World War II for only one reason, and that was the Holocaust (the H-factor). The Jewish position was, if you use the word “Jew” or are disrespectful to us in any way, we assume you harbor sympathies with what the Nazis of Germany did to us. Disrespect would be in tying us to organized crime or to Communism or to any form of disloyalty.
Joe McCarthy enraged American Jews not because he went after Jews but because he went after Communists, the majority of which were Jews, represented by Jewish attorneys. McCarthy revealed, just by doing his job, the link between Jews and disloyalty, Communism and organized crime. Communism is a criminal conspiracy, not a political movement, which is characterized by a willingness to participate in the democratic process rather than slaughtering rivals or sending them to the Gulag to be worked to death.
The Anti-Defamation League was formed by a Jewish doctor in Chicago back in 1913 after another Jewish doctor was lynched in Atlanta by residents who didn’t care for the lenient sentence he got for raping and murdering a young girl who worked for him. By the 1920s, the ADL was busy concealing the Jewish nature of organized crime, which was franchised by Arnold Rothstein and Meyer Lansky. In those days, Maurice Samuels described the basic conflict we have with our only natural enemy in his book, You Gentiles…
“We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain destroyers forever. Nothing that you do will meet our needs and demands. We will forever destroy because we need a world of our own.”
American Gentiles, especially Christians, were not up to this challenge of dealing properly with Jewish needs and demands and gave Jews everything they demanded, mainly because of the H-factor. The American Conservatives, led by the John Birch Society, tried to be anti-Communist without being anti-Jew and this lead to cognitive dissonance. Linking Communism and Judaism, such as mentioning this book, in the Birch Society was cause for immediate expulsion.
This virus in the Conservative movement allowed its takeover by Jews, who started calling themselves “Neo-Conservatives.” It was these people who revealed the J-factor to the world. Until the Bush administration, Americans had never been so openly and boldly confronted with Jewish treachery, starting with the attack of 9-11.
Every single aspect of this attack was Jewish, beginning with a position paper delivered exactly one year before 9-11 by the Zionist think tank called the Project for a New American Century entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses.” This is the infamous document that suggested “a new Pearl Harbor” that would remove any moral resistance to the US military taking over the world. Of course, these guys assumed that the US military would be working for them. Fifteen of the original twenty-five members were Jews and the rest guys like Cheney, Jeb Bush, Rumsfeld, etc. And what do you know? Four months later, they were the bosses and eight months after that we had the new Pearl Harbor.
The Jewish nature of the attack was right in our faces and has become so obvious that even the most respectable Conservative can’t deny it. From PNAC to Mike Harari to Odigo to Larry Silverstein to the “Arab hijackers” to the Dancing Israelis to Kenneth Feinberg and everything in between, such as Netanyahu’s insane admission that 9-11 was “Very good,” which is the definition of “J-factor,” or insatiable and reckless power-lust with no self-control. We would think that Netanyahu could have put on a sad face and pretended to commiserate with Americans but his Jewish joy could not be concealed. The J-factor is frightening to behold up close.
When Victor Ostrovsky’s book on the Mossad came out twenty-one years ago, it was read with astonishment by people such as I, who had a sketchy, if negative, idea of the Israeli NKVD. For those who harbored some admiration for Israel, it must have been a cold shower. I’m re-reading a paperback version of it now.
This particular copy was left in the bed of my truck after it was vandalized in Las Vegas in 2003. It was vandalized by Israelis and the book was a calling card. I came to realize it was done by Israelis because they were the ones who tried to kill me that day and twice after that.
The vandalism was a diversion, and a very effective one. It is quite a distraction to come out and find your vehicle totally trashed inside. All papers, all items, which had been stored away were pulled out and scattered on the floor of the crew-cab truck. My wife’s Jeep got the same treatment, the only two vehicles out of a thousand in the apartment complex parking lot on Flamingo, and they were parked quite a way from each other. Same treatment except hers had no poison on the steering wheel, thank goodness. Maybe husband and wife dying of kidney failure would have raised eyebrows, even in Las Vegas.
But leaving the Mossad book in the bed of the truck was a typical example of the J-factor. No self-control. They can get by for a while with no self-control. After the third poison job, I faced facts and made a police report. The Las Vegas police were interested until I told them it was Israelis, who as we know have the green light to assassinate in America. You can catch them with explosives in their vans on 9-11, with camcorders that recorded the first plane hitting the North Tower and they will be quietly released when no one is looking, and sent back to Israel. And then allowed back here. Dominick Suter and his wife are back in the US despite having been wanted for questioning for employing the Dancing Israelis. The Suters somehow got away to Israel despite the airlines being shut down after the attacks. Fat Butts Inc doesn’t want to question them now that they’re back.
Here’s an excerpt from the Ostrovsky book starting on page 320:
“…In the summer of 1983, this same informant told the Mossad about a large Mercedes truck that was being fitted out by the Shi’ite Muslims with spaces that could hold bombs. He said it had even larger than usual spaces for this, so that whatever it was destined for was going to be a major target. Now, the Mossad knew that, for size, there were only a few logical targets, one of which must be the US compound. The question then was whether or not to warn the Americans to be on particular alert for a truck matching the description.
“The decision was too important to be taken in the Beirut station, so it was passed along to Tel Aviv, where [Nahum] Admony, then head of Mossad, decided they would simply give the Americans the usual general warning, a vague notice that they had reason to believe someone might be planning an operation against them. But this was so general, and so commonplace, it was like sending a weather report; unlikely to raise any particular alarm or prompt increased security precautions. In the six months following receipt of this information, for example, there were more than 100 general warnings of car-bomb attacks. One more would not heighten US concerns or surveillance.
“Admony, in refusing to give the Americans specific information on the truck, said, ‘No, we’re not there to protect Americans. They’re a big country. Send only the regular information.’
“At the same time, however, all Israeli installations were given the specific details and warned to watch for a truck matching the description of the Mercedes.
“At 6:20 a.m. on October 23, 1983, a large Mercedes truck approached the Beirut airport, passing well within sight of Israeli sentries in their nearby base, going through a Lebanese army checkpoint, and turning left into the parking lot. A US Marine guard reported with alarm that the truck was gathering speed, but before he could do anything, the truck roared toward the entrance of the four-storey reinforced concrete Aviation Safety Building, used as headquarters for the Eighth Marine Battalion, crashing through a wrought-iron gate, hitting the sand-bagged guard post, smashing through another barrier, and ramming over a wall of sandbags into the lobby, exploding with such a terrific force that the building was instantly reduced to rubble.
“A few minutes later, another truck smashed into the French paratroopers’ headquarters at Bir Hason, a seafront residential neighborhood just two miles from the US compound, hitting it with such an impact that it moved the entire building and killed 58 soldiers.
“The loss of 241 US Marines [sic], most of them still sleeping in their cots at the time of the suicide mission, was the highest single-day death toll for the Americans since 246 died throughout Vietnam at the start of the Tet offensive on January 13, 1968.
“Within days, the Israelis passed along to the CIA the names of 13 people who they said were connected to the bombing deaths of the US Marines and the French paratroopers, a list including Syrian intelligence, Iranians in Damacus and Shi’ite Mohammed Hussein Fadlalah.
“At Mossad headquarters, there was a sigh of relief that it wasn’t us who got hit. It was seen as a small incident so far as the Mossad was concerned – that we had stumbled over it and wouldn’t tell anybody. The problem was if we had leaked information and it was traced back, our informant would have been killed. The next time, we wouldn’t know if WE were on the hit list.
“The general attitude about the Americans was: ‘Hey, they wanted to stick their nose into this Lebanon thing, let them pay the price.’
“For me, it was the first time I had received a major rebuke from my Mossad superior, liaison officer Amy Yaar. I said at the time that the American soldiers [sic] killed in Beirut would be on our minds longer than our own casualties because they’d come in with good faith, to help us get out of this mess we’d created. I was told: ‘Just shut up. You’re talking out of you league. We’re giving the Americans much more than they’re giving us.’ They always said that, but it’s not true. So much of Israeli equipment was American, and the Mossad owed them a lot.”
But even this account by Ostrovsky is flawed. And that’s the entire account of the massacre of 220 marines, 18 sailors and 3 soldiers in his book, as if it’s an afterthought to his ultimate Jewish adventure, four years in the Mossad. Ostrovsky exhibits that Jewish dismissive attitude about non-Jews’ lives being not so important. A pity, really – they’ll be on our minds. The “good faith” he cites is because they were helping Jews. “Good Germans” were the ones who died helping Jews. Even Ostrovsky is infected with this sense of Jewish superiority, that American help is to be expected but should be more appreciated. The Mossad appreciates nothing.
The Israelis tried all their tricks to prevent the publication of Ostrovsky’s book, no doubt worried that this Beirut revelation alone could sink them. However, their worries were groundless. The Jewish-owned media didn’t publicize By Way of Deception, other than to suggest that it was made up. Did it have an effect on the Marine Corps? Did the Corps wonder if our only Democratic allies in the Middle East were behind the biggest one-day loss of marines since Iwo Jima?
The marines obviously didn’t have much in the way of intelligence regarding the local situation in Beirut – thanks to the Mossad, which knew about the truck being fitted with explosives for at least three months and decided not to give a specific warning to the marines. Consider that for a minute: their informant described the truck, where the work was being done and how much space for explosives was being built – and they let the work continue, fully aware that the truck bomb was meant for the marines, whom they refused to warn. That’s if you buy the Mossad’s version, which I don’t.
I think the marines got payback for what Captain Charles Johnson did in February of that year when a couple of IDF tanks threatened to go through marine lines and attack Arafat’s HQ at the airport. Johnson jumped up on the lead Israeli tank and held his .45 to the unit commander’s head, telling Lt. Col. Rafi Landsberg that his brains were about to decorate the vehicle if he didn’t turn them all around and forget about wiping out the Palestinians. Landsberg complied. But the Mossad took it personally and needed to get even.
Will Mubarak go to Israel? Seems hard to believe, but maybe that’s the only place he could be safe from the Muslim Brotherhood, which has vowed to hunt him down wherever he goes and force him to give back all that he has stolen from Egypt.
What about the ninety-six billion dollars he stole from us since he’s been the puppet of the Council on Foreign Relations? He’s their puppet but the money didn’t come out of their back pocket.
The Egyptian people are covering themselves in glory right now. But we Americans are in disgrace for allowing the Council on Foreign Relations to exist in Manhattan for the past ninety years. This den of iniquity must be removed from the page of history. When the CFR disappears, Israel will follow.


SOS May Explain Five SERIOUS Unanswered Gulf Oil Spill Questions – We Do Not Know?

SOS Line of Inquiry Requires Input from the Best and the Brightest Among Us
The Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference (GOSRC) has been ongoing for over 9 months now. We have received oil spill remediation proposals, implementation plans, and mitigation propositions from all over the world. After working with CBS 60 Minutes in the wake of their Special Program entitled Blowout: The Deepwater Horizon Disaster, we interviewed numerous whistleblowers and insiders throughout the Oil & Gas Industry, as well as from various contractors and consultants who, by virtue of their specialties, possessed intimate knowledge of offshore drilling operations. We were also privileged to speak with many retired, fired and disillusioned personnel from the assorted US Government Agencies and Departments which were involved, either directly or indirectly, with “setting up” the greatest manmade disaster in US history.
This is the context within which we have also received and gathered a plethora of data and information regarding a specific aspect of this spill, which almost always stayed under the radar… until now. We are compelled by the sheer profundity and far-reaching ramifications of this matter to offer this short paper. And, we thank that very narrow niche of geology researchers, oil spill investigators and armchair detectives who have become increasingly vocal about a potentially catastrophic occurrence in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). It is clear that the very SOP’s (standard operating procedures) of the entire Oil & Gas Industry have greatly contributed to this devolving situation, and therefore this global enterprise must be seriously re-considered.
The specialty areas known as geohazards assessment, geophysics study and geotechnical analysis concern themselves with the rather arcane discipline of seafloor topography, sub-seafloor geology, among many others when applied within the realm of offshore drilling. Given the relentless transformation of the sub-seafloor geological formations and stratification at the Macondo Prospect in the GOM (as evidenced by the dramatic changes on the seafloor), a very serious and highly consequential set of questions has repeatedly surfaced. As follows:
1. Why did BP, knowingly and purposefully, drill in such close proximity to a salt formation/mud volcano, as well as into a HUGE batholith?
2. Why did BP, with the full blessing of the US Coast Guard, execute not one, but two, failed attempts to cap the gushing well, knowing that the frozen hydrates would guarantee the failure of both containment domes?
3. Why did BP create a transparently false narrative for public consumption around the drilling of the two relief wells… with virtually no follow-up?
4. Why was BP so determined to disappear the oil as quickly as possible in the face of fierce public opposition to the highly toxic and essentially ineffective dispersant COREXIT, and in blatant violation of EPA directives to discontinue its use?
5. Why was BP, a foreign transnational corporation, given the lead position in the unified command structure established by the Federal Government, to effectively enforce martial law in U.S. territorial waters, even to the extent that the five concerned sovereign states have been held hostage throughout the entire crisis? Bear in mind that this unlawful, unconstitutional, and treasonous conduct on the part of the US Government is unprecedented in American history, as is the lawless and criminal behavior of BP et al.
Please be aware that we could offer a much more comprehensive list of extremely critical and disconcerting questions about this oil spill. However, our intention here is not to ascertain good answers to each individual question, as there are no reasonable or rational explanations. Rather, our goal is to more fully understand, from the highest and broadest perspective, what in the world is really going on here?

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GOP pushing for ISPs to record user data

by Declan McCullagh
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The House Republicans' first major technology initiative is about to be unveiled: a push to force Internet companies to keep track of what their users are doing.
A House panel chaired by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow morning to discuss forcing Internet providers, and perhaps Web companies as well, to store records of their users' activities for later review by police.
One focus will be on reviving a dormant proposal for data retention that would require companies to store Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for two years, CNET has learned.
Tomorrow's data retention hearing is juxtaposed against the recent trend to protect Internet users' privacy by storing less data. Last month, the Federal Trade Commission called for "limited retention" of user data on privacy grounds, and in the last 24 hours, both Mozilla and Google have announced do-not-track technology.
A Judiciary committee aide provided a statement this afternoon saying "the purpose of this hearing is to examine the need for retention of certain data by Internet service providers to facilitate law enforcement investigations of Internet child pornography and other Internet crimes," but declined to elaborate.
Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow morning to discuss forcing ISPs to store records of their users' activities for later review by police.
(Credit: U.S. House of Representatives)
Thanks to the GOP takeover of the House, the odds of such legislation advancing have markedly increased. The new chairman of the House Judiciary committee is Lamar Smith of Texas, who previously introduced a data retention bill. Sensenbrenner, the new head of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, had similar plans but never introduced legislation. (It's not purely a partisan issue: Rep. Diana DeGette, a Colorado Democrat, was the first to announce such a proposal.)
Police and prosecutors are the biggest backers of data retention. FBI director Robert Mueller has said that forcing companies to store those records about users would be "tremendously helpful in giving us a historic basis to make a case" in investigations, especially child porn cases. An FBI attorney said last year that Mueller supports storing Internet users' "origin and destination information," meaning logs of which Web sites are visited.
And the International Association of Chiefs of Police, which will be sending a representative to tomorrow's hearing, previously adopted a resolution (PDF) calling for a "uniform data retention mandate" for "customer subscriber information and source and destination information." The group said today in an e-mail exchange that it still supports that resolution.
Jim Harper, director of information policy studies at the free-market Cato Institute, says the push for legislation is an example of pro-regulatory Republicans. "Republicans were put in power to limit the size and scope of the federal government," Harper said. "And they're working to grow the federal government, increase its intrusiveness, and I fail to see where the Fourth Amendment permits the government to require dragnet surveillance of Internet users."
Representing the Obama administration at tomorrow's hearing will be Jason Weinstein, deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's criminal division, who has previously testified (PDF) on intellectual property infringement and was chief of the violent crime section of the U.S. Attorney's office in Baltimore.
For now, the scope of any mandatory data retention law remains hazy. It could mean forcing companies to store data for two years about what Internet addresses are assigned to which customers (Comcast said in 2006 that it would be retaining those records for six months).
Or it could be more intrusive, sweeping in online service providers, and involve keeping track of e-mail and instant-messaging correspondence and what Web pages users visit. Some Democratic politicians have previously called for data retention laws to extend to domain name registries and Web hosting companies and even social-networking sites. The police chiefs' proposal talks about storing information about "destinations" that Internet users visit.
AOL said today that "we are waiting to see the proposed legislation to understand what data needs to be retained and for what time period."
These concepts are not exactly new. In June 2005, CNET was the first to report that the Justice Department was quietly shopping around the idea, reversing the department's previous position that it had "serious reservations about broad mandatory data retention regimes." Despite support from the FBI and the Bush Justice Department, however, the proposals languished amid concerns about privacy, liability, cost, and scope. (Would coffee shops, for instance, be required to ID users and log their activities?)

Retention vs. preservation
At the moment, ISPs typically discard any log file that's no longer required for business reasons such as network monitoring, fraud prevention, or billing disputes. Companies do, however, alter that general rule when contacted by police performing an investigation--a practice called data preservation. A 1996 federal law called the Electronic Communication Transactional Records Act regulates data preservation. It requires Internet providers to retain any "record" in their possession for 90 days "upon the request of a governmental entity."
Because Internet addresses remain a relatively scarce commodity, ISPs tend to allocate them to customers from a pool based on whether a computer is in use at the time. (Two standard techniques used are the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet.)
In addition, Internet providers are required by another federal law to report child pornography sightings to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which is in turn charged with forwarding that report to the appropriate police agency.
When adopting its data retention rules, the European Parliament required that communications providers in its 25 member countries--several of which had enacted their own data retention laws already--retain customer data for a minimum of six months and a maximum of two years.
The Europe-wide requirement applies to a wide variety of "traffic" and "location" data, including the identities of the customers' correspondents; the date, time, and duration of phone calls, voice over Internet Protocol calls or e-mail messages; and the location of the device used for the communications. The "content" of the communications is not supposed to be retained.
But last March, a German court declared the national data retention law to be unconstitutional.


The face of poverty and the homeless in America is changing, we are faced with an epidemic of home foreclosures and job losses. I was raised in a home of the working poor, my father busted his ass to keep a roof over his kids head and food on the table.

I received my first taste of class distinction in high school and then later in the US Marine Corps, and I hated every bit of having to bow down to another man because his father could afford to send his kid to college.

During times of upheaval in the world, it is Americas working poor that get sent to the slaughter house, not the wealthy elites of the upper crust, no their children were always tucked away comfortably in a university somewhere.

We must face the facts, it will be the working poor that will pay the price yet again, the only difference is it will take place on our shores this time. We all know what is coming, there is a storm brewing. There is also not one damn thing we can do to stop it.

The upper crust in our current society also understands the voracity of the impending storm clouds, yet I am not too sure their motives are quite the same as ours. Trying to band together the blue collar working class to fight for your right to have more than one bank account stuffed to the brim is not an available option.

I see the cutting and pasting of a link from a link to another link with pats on the backs and the gratuitous fist bumping. The information is relevant and it is important, but how many times must one story be regurgitated so all of the members of the frat house can get their maximized stat counter hits of the day?

There is some originality out there, but it gets passed through the grinder from one frat boys bedroom to the next. How many times must " WOLVERINES " be shouted and reinvented into the next catch phrase.

The hijacking of the survivalist movement into the current pathetic circle of frat boys and their Friday Night Glory Fest is not for me.

Lets get one thing straight, anyone writing a blog whether it be a survivalist or patriotic or frat boy reinvented, is not making or shaping the current policies of the underground movement, NOR will they ever.

There are some serious players out there and they are not coming to these blogs fist pumping and shouting wolverines. After all it will be the working class that will be asked to do the dirty work yet again, why? Because they know how to get the job done.

We can do better much better, I will be working on my own self improvement in regards to networking and passing PERTINENT information utilizing my blog to do so.

Now prior to sending out the hate mail and flowery comments on how irrelevant my thoughts are, if this does not pertain to you then don't sweat the small stuff, hell I am still confused as to why anyone would worry about what I write.

I am a nobody in the blog sphere with a very small following, the frat boys should care not if I decide to not attend their kegger on Friday nights.

I will be tending my garden and chickens, getting ready for the arrival of our new hogs, there is still much food to be put up, the defenses must also be shored up. Who has time to go to the frat house for the kegger when we have our homes and families to defend?


Identifying Our Friends

By: Chuck Baldwin
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To a packed out crowd of over 500 Montanans who had assembled in minus zero weather to hear me speak, I made the statement, "Not all Christians are our friends, and not all non-Christians are our enemies." Indeed, being able to identify our friends is more than half the battle.

When I spoke of identifying friends or enemies, I was talking about one’s overall positive or negative contribution to the principles of liberty. I will say it again, not all Christians are our friends, and not all non-Christians are our enemies. This is difficult for many Christians to wrap their brains around, I know.

I will go one step further: in America today, claiming a new birth Christian experience means absolutely nothing when it comes to defending liberty principles. After traveling more than 60,000 miles over the past two years to virtually every crack and corner of this vast country, my studied observation is that the ratio of Christians to non-Christians who are true freedom fighters is probably no better than 50%. I will further say that often times Christians are actually greater enemies to freedom than are non-Christians. I never thought I would hear myself say that, but, today, I really believe it.

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Muslims, Christians we are all Egyptians

‘Muslims, Christians we are all Egyptians’: Scenes from a revolution as told by one eyewitness

by Parvez Sharma on January 29, 2011 · 35 comments

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A cross-section of Cairo residents formed a human chain on Saturday to help guard Egyptian antiquities at a national museum. (Photo: Khaled Desouki/Agence France-Presse via The Lede)
My friend Yousry is in his late twenties. He and his wife would be considered affluent because they live in Zamalek. But like so many others, because all barriers of class have fallen away—he has been on the streets for the last 48 hours. He just returned home in Zamalek after patrolling the streets of the neighborhood with his prized Syrian sword that used to just hang up as souvenir in their living room. He had never thought he would have to take it off the wall and actually try to use it to defend his neighbors and his family. He did like to show it off at our late night parties in his apartment.

I have spent the last half an hour with him talking from his landline at home. This is his powerful account un-edited by me of each and every moment of the last 48 hours as he experienced it. For a moment I wished that he was live on air on Al-Jazeera or CNN saying all of this—but then I realized that it is better for him to talk to a trusted friend and he perhaps would not say all of this to mainstream news media hungry for sound-bites. I am not going to provide his phone number or his real name to any journalists. He needs to get up in the morning, if he can sleep tonight and go back out.

To me what he describes is more powerful than anything I have heard on television with the endless parade of pundits or the unfortunate tendency of even Al-Jazeera (which is doing some great reportage, no doubt) to have their reporters climb up high in tall buildings to show us wide shots of the immensity of the Egyptian revolution. Yousry is one of those citizens in the middle of the chaos who reporters are not talking to as much as they need to.

Here he is in his own words, un-edited and certainly not talking in soundbites. (I have spent some time cleaning up my hurried note taking and as much grammar/punctuation corrections I could make to that). His voice sounds very hoarse-I feel guilty but press him on anyway. It sounds like he has inhaled way too much smoke and tear-gas.

Me: Yousry how are you and please if its not asking too much can you just start talking about everything you saw and are feeling. Pretend that you are on my couch or something and that I am some New York shrink.

Y: Ha Ha! That is funny. OK here goes. BTW I am having some Scotch now. I think I need it Yaani. I was in the protest all day yesterday and I started at 6th of October bridge—you remember? You were here so many times—it’s just a short walk from Zamalek?

Me: Of course I remember and btw yesterday all day the Al Jazeera reporter had his cameraperson focused on the bridge-so we basically saw it all live. He had a running commentary throughout.

Y: Ha Ha! He should have come down and talked to us Yaani. But I am glad that they showed it to the world. I have had no time to watch TV. It’s a luxury—you can either stay at home and get drunk and stare at the TV or you can join everybody out there!I was shocked at how diverse the turnout was. There were so many people from Zamalek and you know how people from Zamalek usually are.

Me: Ha! Like drinking and having all night parties?

Y: Yes yalla! No one from the Ikhwan was there or any of the organized political parties. It was about 1:30 pm or so I think. Even if any of us picked up a rock to throw at the police everyone yelled Selmya! Selmya (*Selmya is peaceful) and Parvez believe me that till before this bastard gave his speech yesterday that was the word I heard most often on the streets. We were peaceful till 4 or 4:30 I think. Then these police fuckers started shooting these pellets and it suddenly became very difficult to control the injured protesters or their friends. I think the violence must have started around 5 pm--I was not keeping track of time—was not wearing my watch and phone was in my pocket, not working anyway

Me: Were you hit?

Y: Almost but Inshaallah it just went by me. And then these guys pretty close to me and hurt started throwing molotovs. I didn’t even know till then that they had them. They started stopping cars…

M: And the police?

Y: You must understand this…its important because its been a mix of these thugs and cops since yesterday—most of the thug types who are doing most of the attacks are prisoners who have been released by that bastard Mubarak in return for their services to beat up civilians

Me: And the army?
Y: Till then there was no army—and then when finally they came and people cheered this one tank—it looked liked they were hesitant to use force. I actually came back home after the violence started—just walked back on 6th of October past these guys setting a police van on fire. I have a wife, family to think of.

Me: I know. I am so glad you are still OK man…today?
Y: I went to tahrir today with other friends at about 11 am and by 2 pm or so we were by the TV station near the Corniche…

Me: Yes, I remember that. I once stayed at the Ramses Hilton right next to it. There was also a small shopping mall there. That’s the one right?

Me: Hey a lot of guys here have been saying that this revolution is all about the success of social networking? I mean I guess up to a point they are right because someone like me sitting here is tweeting obsessively with updates I am getting from anyone I can reach on a landline really—but is this true?

Y: Its bullshit…I mean I agree that in the beginning around the 25th twitter did play some kind of role because people were able to throw around ideas on it—but come on—even that! How many fucking people in Cairo you think would know how to use the damn thing or even the damn internet—and even if they knew how many do you think would have easy access to a computer with a reliable internet connection? I mean, its bullshit…

Me: I am so glad you are saying this. I thought I am the only fucking idiot repeating this like a fucking parrot

Y: You said it? Great man! I have no fucking idea anyway about what you are saying? I haven’t bloody seen Facebook or twitter in a fucking while now…

Me: Man this is all so fucked up.

Y: Tayyib ofcourse yaani—you see now since yesterday and even Thursday actually after they shut it all down—it is self explanatory-- it doesn’t matter anymore---twitter and all that shit—no one has it anyway. I guess maybe some journalist types can still do it? I have no idea on how to get on the fucking internet and I am pretty good at this shit—so if I don’t know—how can others be tweeting--so everywhere u go Parvez today there are thousands of people now its come to that…All of Tahrir has been filled with so many people—I have never seen so many people—Tanks were standing at the entrance of Tahrir facing each other as I walked towards it today—All I could hear was this amazing chant that made me so fucking happy—“Alshab Aldesh Eid Wahada” you know…it means “The people and the soldiers are one…”

Me: Alhamdullilah

Y: You still haven’t given up your religious bullshit I see…and then as we walked closer these soldiers on these tanks were holding like these small bouquets of tube roses I think…some of them were giving like a thumbs up to all of us…I even took photographs which of course I cant fucking email you—but some of the tanks had “Yasqut Hosni Mubarak” spray painted on them…You know Yasqut is like Fall…
They were holding small bouqets of tube roses

Me: I don’t remember if I saw any images of that? But I am sure there must be…

Y: Yes and then people started clapping in Tahrir and as we walked deeper into this crowd--- and Parvez it was amazing…they were people who were carrying an army officer on their shoulders he was holding up his fist…the soldier and people started chanting….because the army officer was chanting….

Me: What was the soldier chanting?

Y: I couldn’t hear him…there was just so much noise and smoke and then we started chanting you know the slogan of the last few days…The people will the fall of the government…and we were chanting that and this group of older guys stopped us! And said no the chant has changed now it is The People will the Fall of the President. Amazing man, do you get it? They are making sure that there is no ambiguity anymore after his scam speech from last night…and his fucking new “government” lies…

Me: wow…

Friday, January 28, 2011




How Egypt shut down the internet

Virtually all internet access in Egypt is cut off today as the government battles to contain the street protests that threaten to topple President Hosni Mubarak.

Police fire tear gas towards protesters in Suez
Police fire tear gas towards protesters in Suez, Egypt Photo: AFP/GETTY
Organisations that track global internet access detected a collapse in traffic in to and out of Egypt at around 10.30GMT on Thursday night.
The shut down involved the withdrawal of more than 3,500 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routes by Egyptian ISPs, according to Renesys, a networking firm. Only one ISP out of 10, Noor Data Networks, appeared largely unaffected. It connects to the outside world via an undersea cable operated by Telecom Italia.
According to BGPMon, another networking firm, 88 per cent of Egyptian internet access was successfully shut down, however.
Renesys speculated that the apparent anomaly of Noor Data Networks may be a result of the fact it provides services to the Egyptian stock exchange.
BGP routes are one of the most vital parts of the internet. They are mostly used by ISPs so their networks can exchange information about how to best route the packets of data that make up all internet communications.
If an ISP withdraws its BGP routes, its customers effectively disappear from the internet, unable to access websites and services, send and receive email, or use voice services such as Skype.
The Egyptian government’s action is unprecedented in the history of the internet. Countries such as China, Iran, Thailand and Tunisia have cut off access to news websites and social networking services during periods of unrest, as Egypt did when it cut off Facebook and Twitter earlier this week.
The ongoing attempt by the Egyptian government to shut down all online communication is, however, a new phenomenon. It not only prevents ordinary Egyptian internet users from accessing any websites, it cripples Tor, an anti-censorship tool that technical experts and activists were using to circumvent the Facebook and Twitter blocks.
The action puts Egypt, temporarily at least, in the company of North Korea, which has never allowed its citizens access to the internet.
They're set to do it here.
Network, build up dead drops and alternative communications. 
Do not join in any riots and protests-rather use them as a distraction... I'll leave the "for what" up to you.
Remember Free Speech is the Tripwire!


Graphing the national debt and unfunded liabilities thru 2009.  Dr. Kotlikoff, economics professor at Boston University, has the 2010 numbers below.

Kotlikoff: "The U.S. is bankrupt and we don't even know it..."
Bloomberg Video:  Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff economics professor at Boston University, discusses the national debt and unfunded liabilities - Aug. 11, 2010
Using CBO data, Kotlikoff says the real national debt is $202 trillion.
Compare the official deficit numbers for July - $165 billion - with the numbers for all of 2002 - where $165 billion covered the deficit for the entire fiscal year.
The Congressional Budget Office whose Long-Term Budget Outlook, released in June, shows an even larger problem - Unofficial Liabilities.
Based on the CBO’s data, I calculate a fiscal gap of $202 trillion, which is more than 15 times the official debt.  This gargantuan discrepancy between our “official” debt and our actual net indebtedness isn’t surprising.  It reflects what economists call the labeling problem. Congress has been very careful over the years to label most of its liabilities “unofficial” to keep them off the books and far in the future.

Police being trained that FEMA camps are perfectly normal

If today's cops are trained to murder cripples in wheelchairs and break grampa's arm for leaning on him for support, they'll ship you off to FEMA slavery and grab a beer afterward...

Thursday, January 27, 2011Police trained that FEMA camps are perfectly normal
Milo Nickels
Activist Post

Picture it:  You are sound asleep next to your spouse.  Your children are safely tucked away in their bedrooms.  Despite the chaos in the world which surrounds you -- the riots, the food shortages, the deadly pandemic, the nationwide power outage, and the apparent societal collapse -- you are safe and comfortable in your house.  Although the world has seemingly gone crazy, you are doing all you can to weather the storm and (for the moment) everything is quiet and peaceful.  Suddenly, there is a loud crash!  You jerk awake from your slumber.  Within seconds, before you can even get to your feet, you are blinded by streams of intense light.  You can hear your spouse screaming, and your children crying in the distance, but all that noise is drowned out by the loud, harsh voices behind those blinding lights.  "Get down!"  "Don't move!"  If you hesitate for even a second, they will violently throw you to the ground.  You are dragged from your own house along with the rest of your family.  As several officers remain behind to search your house, you are thrown onto a fortified bus without any explanation, and whisked away to a "secure facility." This is your new home -- uniforms, prisoner numbers, forced vaccinations, ID markings, armed guards, barking guard dogs, and a fence with barbed wire pointing inward.

Yes, I'm talking about FEMA camps.  I'm not sure if I actually believe that they exist or not, but I have absolutely no doubt that our government is capable of such a thing.  These are, after all, the same people who want to see all travelers naked -- and grope their genitals.  Honestly, how much of a stretch would camps really be?  With all of the rules, laws, taxes, license plate readers, face scanners, traffic cameras, security cameras, metal detectors, speed cameras, and (recently) unmanned spy drones we are pretty much in a giant camp already -- they just haven't built the fence yet.

This article is not about the "reality" of FEMA camps.  Plenty of other people have written articles and made movies which offer "proof" that FEMA camps exist.  If you want information concerning the Japanese internment camps of WWII, legislation that opens the door to prisoner camps, or even maps of supposed FEMA camp locations, may I offer the following resources for you:

Camp FEMA - American Lockdown (full movie - video - 86 minutes)
Jesse Ventura - Conspiracy Theory (Season 2, Episode 4 - video - 44 minutes)
American Concentration Camps (website)
Google maps marked with all alleged FEMA camps (website)

I've watched all the movies and visited all the websites.  The information is sometimes compelling, sometimes absurd.  There is a plethora of facts and an abundance of wild speculations.  Although, I'm not sure what I believe, I have acquired an interesting piece of information that I want to share with all of you.  One of my biggest questions concerning FEMA camps has always been this: how on earth would they convince military and police to go along with the roundup?

It's actually not as difficult as you might suspect.  Think of all the unconstitutional, victimless-crime laws that the police willingly and aggressively enforce every single day.  Take the "seat belt law" for example.  Although this law is clearly a violation of the constitution and a glaring display of government overstepping its bounds, it was justified to the police as being "necessary because it saves lives."  The government offers a rationalization, the law gets passed, police supervisors give out the orders, and police do as they are told.

It all starts with the justification/rationalization.

It would stand to reason that, if placing people in camps could be justified/rationalized to the police as a "necessary act to save lives," the police would likely go along with it.  But are the police actually being indoctrinated that camps may be necessary to save lives?  Sadly, the answer is yes.  I recently received the following email, and it blew me away:

Dear Milo, I love your site.  I noticed you haven't discussed FEMA camps yet, but here's some information that you might find interesting.

I'm a police officer in [withheld to protect officer's identity] State. Everyone in my department was recently required to take an online course sponsored by FEMA about the "Incident Command Structure" (ICS). The Incident Command Structure is the system of control set in place following a disaster, catastrophe, terrorist strike, or other such event.  All of the documents from that course can be found on FEMA's website:

In particular you should pay attention to Unit 6: ICS Facilities. Here's that direct link:

First, I'd like you to notice page 6-8 which is actually entitled "CAMPS"!!! Now, they claim in this training that "camps" are temporary facilities and may not be required. I feel that they do this to condition the police that camps are perfectly normal and may be necessary--so that we won't hesitate to place people in camps upon command.

Secondly, I'd like you to notice page 6-4 which mysteriously states "some incidents may require facilities not included on the standard list". The use of the word "facilities" would lead me to believe that these locations are already in place and are permanent in nature. But then you have to ask: what kind of facilities are important enough to already have in place, but too secretive to leave out of your police training?

I found it very interesting and thought I'd share.
Keep up the good work,
[Name Withheld]

Interesting, indeed!  It's quite unsettling that FEMA is educating police officers around the nation that citizens may have to be placed into CAMPS at some point (for their own safety, of course), and that this practice is completely normal.

Now, I know that I bust on cops a lot on my site.  Truthfully though, I don't actually dislike most individual police officers, but the corrupt governmental institution they serve.  Most cops are just honest, hard-working people -- working a very difficult job.  They don't want to violate people's rights, but they also don't want to get in trouble with their supervisors and risk losing their livelihoods.  I actually have several friends who are cops and, like the author of this letter, I can't picture any of them voluntarily placing American citizens into camps.  I'm hoping that, by sharing this email with all of you, maybe some other police who have received this training will realize what's really going on, and how they are being conditioned.  Placing citizens in camps is not normal, it's not necessary, and it never will be.