Archive for May, 2011

29
May

Today we’re joined by The Real Plato, a man who is currently on the world’s first Bitcoin road trip. We discuss what Bitcoins are, how they work, how people can start using them, and what it’s like doing a cross-country trip without spending a single piece of Federal Reserve funny money.

Category : Videos | Blog
29
May

Today we’re joined by The Real Plato, a man who is currently on the world’s first Bitcoin road trip. We discuss what Bitcoins are, how they work, how people can start using them, and what it’s like doing a cross-country trip without spending a single piece of Federal Reserve funny money.

Category : Interviews | Blog
28
May

Figuring out what the global power elite are trying to accomplish requires no crystal ball or decoder ring. They say it openly, every day, in speeches and publications that are freely available to the public. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we dive into some of the enemy propaganda to see if we can find what the oligarchs are thinking…and what they are planning to do next.

Documentation

Documentation – OSINT = Open Source Intelligence
Time Reference: 03:52
Description: From an article about the utility of OSINT by the CIA and hosted on their website. Go there if you dare.
Link To: CIA.gov

Documentation – RT Win: Clinton asks for cash as US ‘losing world info war’
Time Reference: 06:59
Description: RT gloats about Clinton admitting the US State Dept is losing the infowar…to RT.
Link To: YouTube.com

Documentation – RT is funded by the Russian government.
Time Reference: 10:29
Description: “The channel is government-funded but shapes its editorial policy free from political and commercial influence.”
Link To: RT.com

Documentation – Brzezinski Fears the Global Awakening
Time Reference: 13:36
Description: Crocodile tears for the demise of US hegemony and genuine fear of the global awakening.
Link To: YouTube

Documentation – The Pentagon’s New Map
Time Reference: 20:35
Description: An absolute must-watch speech about the transformation of military strategy at the Pentagon. It is extremely revealing about where the Pentagon has been and what they are thinking about the future.
Link To: Google Video

Documentation – Art Cebrowski
Time Reference: 31:35
Description: History Commons entries related to Art Cebrowski, the man who was chosen to head the Pentagon’s Office of Force Transformation.
Link To: HistoryCommons.org

Documentation – Rebuilding America’s Defenses
Time Reference: 32:21
Description: The Neocon’s plan to transform the Pentagon’s military strategy in the wake of a new Pearl Harbor-like event…written one year before 9/11.
Link To: PNAC

Documentation – Foreign Affairs
Time Reference: 35:58
Description: The May/June 2011 issue of Foreign Affairs promises to tell us “What comes next” with the Arab Spring.
Link To: ForeignAffairs.com

Documentation – Peace Revolution #26: Exposing the Folly of an American Theatre of the Absurd
Time Reference: 36:31
Description: Examining the Bin Laden death hoax.
Link To: PeaceRevolution

Documentation – MediaMonarchy 217
Time Reference: 31:02
Description: Includes an excerpt from the Pilato/Grove interview.
Link To: MediaMonarchy.com

Documentation – Fareed Zakaria’s CFR profile
Time Reference: 47:15
Description: In addition to being CNN and CFR, Zakaria “currently serves on the boards of Yale University, the Trilateral Commission, and Shakespeare and Company.”
Link To: CFR.org
Documentation – Zakaria discusses his meetings with Obama
Time Reference: 48:09
Description: The President calls CFR members for advice? What a surprise!
Link To: YouTube

Documentation – Zakaria insists he’s not an Obama adviser…
Time Reference: 49:03
Description: …he’s just someone who gives Obama advice.
Link To: CNN.com

Documentation – Fakaria GPS
Time Reference: 50:06
Description: You can subscribe to GPS so you can get the CFR’s latest propaganda straight from the horse’s mouth.
Link To: CNN.com

Documentation – September 11 Television Archive
Time Reference: 51:07
Description: An absolutely essential resource for 9/11 broadcasts as they unfolded, available for download in high quality. Please download and back up this valuable information.
Link To: Archive.org

Documentation – CBS interview with Hayden played on 9/12
Time Reference: 37:08
Description: The NSA couldn’t track Osama because he was using American technology, according to Hayden.
Link To: Archive.org

Documentation – Bin Laden’s “One Million Page Cache” Will Be Used To Legitimize Official 9/11 Fable
Time Reference: 57:47
Description: …Not to mention anything else the political string-pullers want their Al-CIAda puppets to say.
Link To: Infowars.com

Documentation – Sen. Schumer proposes “no-ride list” for Amtrak trains
Time Reference: 58:33
Description: A senator on Sunday called for a “no-ride list” for Amtrak trains after intelligence gleaned from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound pointed to potential attacks on the nation’s train system.
Link To: Reuters

Documentation – Chinese Ultimatum Warns Washington Against Attack
Time Reference: 1:00:06
Description: “Any Attack on Pakistan Would be Construed as an Attack on China”
Link To: Tarpley.net

Documentation – Clinton Gave China Chips for Nuke Warfare
Time Reference: 1:05:38
Description: Newly declassified documents show that President Bill Clinton personally approved the transfer to China of advanced space technology that can be used for nuclear combat.
Link To: NewsMax.com

Documentation – James Goldsmith breaks ranks with the globalists
Time Reference: 1:05:58
Description: An insider explains exactly how globalization is going to play out before it happens.
Link To: Google Video

Documentation – Geithner and Wang Qishan on Charlie Rose
Time Reference: 1:07:15
Description: US Treasury Secretary and Chinese Vice Premier in slightly bizarre joint interview on the Charlie Rose show.
Link To: CharlieRose.com

Documentation – Geithner studied in China
Time Reference: 1:12:24
Description: And he speaks Mandarin. Perhaps these are the new prerequisites for the banksters of tomorrow.
Link To: blogs.wsj.com
Category : Episodes | Blog
27
May

Writer, researcher, historian and analyst Webster Tarpley of Tarpley.net joins us to discuss his work Against Oligarchy and how the Aristotelian epistemology has been used as a justification for oligarchical control of society for thousands of years, and how Plato’s Republic should be held as an ideal.

Category : Interviews | Blog
26
May

Welcome to the 75th episode of http://NewWorldNextWeek.com – the video
series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most
important developments in alternative news and open source intelligence.
This week:

Story #1: Coming Soon – ‘Automotive Black Boxes’ for Every Vehicle
http://ur1.ca/49z14
Flashback: RFID Microchips Implanted into Alzheimer’s Patients
http://ur1.ca/49z15

Story #2: DHS to Gain ‘Autonomy’ Under Obama Cybersecurity Plan
http://ur1.ca/49z16
Flashback: Cryptome’s John Young Says Internet is a “Vast Spying Machine”
http://ur1.ca/49z18

Story #3: Global Food Inflation Hits Hemp Seed, Coconut Oil and Other
Superfoods
http://ur1.ca/49z19
Related: Denmark Willing to Ban Marmite, But Not Arctic Oil Drilling
http://ur1.ca/49z1b

Latest Headlines:
‘Major Tornado Outbreak’ Seen for Midwest
http://ur1.ca/49z1d
Judge Rules Tucson Shooting Suspect Incompetent for Trial
http://ur1.ca/49z1g
There’s a Secret Patriot Act, Oregon Senator Says
http://ur1.ca/49z1j

Subscribe to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com to get hi-quality episodes to
download, burn and share. And as always, stay up-to-date by subscribing to
the feeds from Corbett Report http://ur1.ca/39obd and Media Monarchy
http://ur1.ca/kuec Thank you.

Previous Episode: Wrath of Kahn, Exploding Watermelons, Veitch v. Canada
http://ur1.ca/49z1k

Category : Videos | Blog
26
May

Welcome to the 75th episode of http://NewWorldNextWeek.com – the video
series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most
important developments in alternative news and open source intelligence.
This week:

Story #1: Coming Soon – ‘Automotive Black Boxes’ for Every Vehicle
http://ur1.ca/49z14
Flashback: RFID Microchips Implanted into Alzheimer’s Patients
http://ur1.ca/49z15

Story #2: DHS to Gain ‘Autonomy’ Under Obama Cybersecurity Plan
http://ur1.ca/49z16
Flashback: Cryptome’s John Young Says Internet is a “Vast Spying Machine”
http://ur1.ca/49z18

Story #3: Global Food Inflation Hits Hemp Seed, Coconut Oil and Other
Superfoods
http://ur1.ca/49z19
Related: Denmark Willing to Ban Marmite, But Not Arctic Oil Drilling
http://ur1.ca/49z1b

Latest Headlines:
‘Major Tornado Outbreak’ Seen for Midwest
http://ur1.ca/49z1d
Judge Rules Tucson Shooting Suspect Incompetent for Trial
http://ur1.ca/49z1g
There’s a Secret Patriot Act, Oregon Senator Says
http://ur1.ca/49z1j

Subscribe to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com to get hi-quality episodes to
download, burn and share. And as always, stay up-to-date by subscribing to
the feeds from Corbett Report http://ur1.ca/39obd and Media Monarchy
http://ur1.ca/kuec Thank you.

Previous Episode: Wrath of Kahn, Exploding Watermelons, Veitch v. Canada
http://ur1.ca/49z1k

Category : Interviews | Blog
25
May

The Last Word on Osama Bin Laden

by James Corbett
The Corbett Report
24 May, 2011

This is James Corbett of corbettreport.com with the last word on Osama Bin Laden.

Osama Bin Laden was one of the 54 children of Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, a construction magnate who made his fortune by cozying up to the royal family of Saudi Arabia. The bin Laden family has had an intimate relationship with the upper reaches of global power politics for the past half a century.

In 1976 Salem bin Laden, Osama’s half-brother, co-founded Arbusto Energy with George W. Bush.

In 1996, after the bombing of the Khobar Towers for which Osama took credit, the Saudi Binladen Group was given the contract to rebuild the facility (see article on page 14).

Also in 1996, FBI agents in the Washington field office were investigating the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a suspected terrorist organization that included Abdullah Bin Laden, the group’s president and treasurer, and Omar Bin Laden. BBC News uncovered internal FBI documents showing how the agents were ordered to stop their investigation. The case was only reopened the week after 9/11 and the day after both brothers fled the US with FBI permission.

In 1998, another FBI investigation into the Bin Laden brothers, this one initated by the New York field office, was called off by the State Department because, it was revealed, the Bin Laden family had been granted Saudi diplomatic passports in 1996 and thus had diplomatic immunity inside the United States.

On the morning of 9/11, Osama bin Laden’s half-brother, Shafig bin Laden, was the guest of honour at a meeting of the Carlyle Group in Washington which George H.W. Bush was also addressing.

In the days after 9/11, two dozen members of the Bin Laden family and over 100 members of the Saudi royal family were flown to assembly points in Texas and Washington and then flown out of the country. At least one of these flights took place during the total ban on civilian air traffic over North American airspace. Declassified FBI documents show that the Bureau believed the Bin Laden family flight out of the country—carrying suspected terrorists Abdullah and Omar Bin Laden—was chartered by Osama Bin Laden himself, but some of the passengers, including Abdullah, were not even interviewed in person by the FBI before their departure.

Of course, for the purveyors of the official conspiracy theory of Al-Qaeda, none of this has any relevance because the Saudi Binladin Group, the family business conglomerate, issued a terse, two-sentence statement in April of 1994 publicly disowning Osama. The facts, however, indicate that this public disowning was in fact a ruse.

In 2004, Osama’s half-brother Yeslam Binladin admitted that the family shared a joint Swiss bank account with Osama. The account was not closed until 1997, the year after the Khobar Towers bombing.

Yeslam’s ex-wife, Carmen, has also stated that she “cannot believe” that the family “have cut off Osama completely,” as have Vincent Cannistraro, the former head of the CIA Counter Terrorism Center, Michael Scheuer, the former head of the CIA Bin Laden unit, and the French intelligence service, which released a report two days after 9/11 indicating they believed the Bin Laden family to be covertly aiding Osama.

Nonetheless, the question remains: do the Bin Laden family connections to the highest circles of power in the American political establishment have any relevance to the story of Osama Bin Laden? Is there any evidence that American intelligence was involved with Osama himself over the years?

During Operation Cyclone, the US government funded the Afghan mujahedeen in their struggle against the Soviets in the largest covert operation in CIA history to that time. An estimated $5 billion in arms and funding were supplied to the jihadis, including stinger anti-aircraft missiles and other equipment that kept the Soviet Red Army bogged down in the country for years.
Officially, the CIA’s contact was limited to the Afghans themselves, and no funding was given to the so-called Arab Afghans like Osama Bin Laden, the Muslims from the Arab world who came to Afghanistan to aid in their fight against the Soviets. In reality, however, CIA funds were being funnelled to the ISI, the Pakistani intelligence service that distributed those funds to the Arab Afghans through an organization called MAK, or the Bureau of Services. Osama Bin Laden was the one in charge of MAK’s finances.

This much was admitted by Osama’s brother Salem in 1985, who confessed that Osama was “the liaison between the US, the Saudi government and the Afghan rebels” at the time. In 1986, Salem asked the Pentagon for anti-aircraft missiles on Osama’s behalf.

The former chief of the US visa bureau in Jeddah, Michael Springmann, has testified that during his time there, he was respeatedly ordered by CIA officials to approve visas for Bin Laden’s mujahedeen cohorts so that they could be provided training at US military bases. 11 of the 19 alleged 9/11 hijackers would go on to get their visas from the same consulate.

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has admitted that in her time at the FBI she saw proof that the US had maintained a “very intimate relationship” with Bin Laden all the way though the 1990s up to September 11th.

The Guardian reported that Osama had travelled to the American Hospital in Dubai for kidney dialysis treatment in June 2001. While there, he was visited by the local CIA station chief. When the CIA official later boasted about having met Osama Bin Laden, he was promptly recalled to Washington.

In a July 2005 article in the Guardian, Robin Cook, the former speaker of the House of Commons, asserted that the name Al Qaeda itself actually referred to the database containing CIA assets from the Afghan mujahedeen struggle.

Even Osama’s alleged responsibility for the 9/11 events has been repeatedly called into question.

In the weeks after the attack, the Taliban offered to hand Bin Laden over if the US provided proof that he was connected to 9/11. Bush turned the offer down. After the invasion of Afghanistan began in October, the Taliban again tried to hand him over, this time dropping the request for proof of Bin Laden’s guilt. Bush again refused.

After video of what the Pentagon alleged was Osama Bin Laden confessing to the 9/11 attacks emerged in December 2001, a German national news program conducted its own investigation into the tape. According to its own, independent translators, every single point in the video that the Pentagon alleges indicate Osama’s foreknowledge or complicity in the 9/11 attack has been mistranslated, and the video does not in fact provide any proof of confession.

Famously, FBI spokesman Rex Tomb told investigative journalist Ed Haas that the FBI did not include 9/11 on Bin Laden’s “most wanted” profile because there was no hard evidence connecting him to the crime.

And yet within the first minute of TV coverage of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center on 9/11, Osama Bin Laden was named as the likely perpetrator of the event. This idea solidified into a near certainty within hours, and the 24/7 news coverage shifted almost immediately to the question of when the US would invade Afghanistan.

In an interview the day after 9/11, confronted with this tendency of the press to jump to conclusions about Osama Bin Laden, ex-CIA station chief Milt Bearden made some unexpected statements about the supposed terrorist mastermind.

And now, in May of 2011, after Osama Bin Laden has been allegedly tracked down and allegedly shot by a Navy Seal team, after a trillion dollars and two wars have been waged in the name of fighting his shadowy, non-existent terror organization, as the very fabric of our society itself has been torn asunder in the neverending hunt for the terrorist boogeyman under our collective bed, perhaps it is time to ask once again what Osama Bin Laden means to us, after all.

If one were to base their understanding of Osama Bin Laden solely on mainstream media coverage of him over the last 10 years, a very different picture would emerge to the one that you have just been presented.

This media-constructed image would be one of a radical Muslim who appeared out of nowhere in the 1990s to begin a string of increasingly devastating terror attacks on American targets. After masterminding the 9/11 attacks in some undefined manner from a cave fortress in the hills of Afghanistan, he supposedly outwitted and outmanoeuvred the combined might of the most powerful military and the most technologically sophisticated intelligence dragnet in the history of the world for an entire decade, all the while releasing videos and audiotapes from his secret compound to taunt his would-be captors. Finally, we are told, he was tracked down and shot in a special forces raid during which live video transmissions were inexplicably unavailable and then buried at sea before his death could be confirmed by any independent third party.

What emerges from the official Osama Bin Laden story is not a person but a comic book villain, a faceless, mysterious, motivationless embodiment of “terrorism” with all the reality of a Lex Luther or Cobra Commander. His is a powerful myth, made all the more powerful because it has been constructed and promoted by the very politicians and string-pullers who claim to be opposing him. Like Orwell’s Emmanuel Goldstein, his face can be put before the public from time to time to produce the Two Minute Hate, a cathartic projection of anger upon an empty image. We know to hiss when his picture is dangled before us and cheer when we are told he is dead. But always, always, it is stressed that he is fearsome, that he is ruthless, and that the only way to stop him is to surrender our rights and freedoms. Even in death, we are told, he and the mythical army of devotees he supposedly ruled over, are a clear and present danger to our society necessitating the continuation of the neverending wars against abstract nouns, TSA agents groping children at the airports and extra-judicial no-fly lists that are turning in to no-ride lists and no-buy lists.

The only thing we can say for certain is that the Osama Bin Laden character has now been disposed of in a far-fetched burial story only fitting of his cartoonish myth. And now the public is already being prepared for his replacement myths, a gaggle of similarly cartoonish characters no less connected to the Western intelligence establishment than Osama himself.

But after finally waking from the 10 year nightmare of the Osama Bin Laden fable, are the public willing to go straight back to sleep? Or are they going to start questioning the official narratives that are cemented into place in the wake of every large-scale event, narratives that always support more government intrusion in our lives, expanded wars of aggression around the globe and an ever-expanding police state?

It’s an important question, and one that must be answered quickly, while the public is still wary and skeptical of a government that has lied to them time and time again and then refuses to provide that public with a single credible shred of proof that the largest manhunt in the history of America has ended with the disposal of this intelligence asset, Osama Bin Laden.

For if the public does choose to go back to sleep and dismiss the copious documentary evidence that the entire war on terror is a fraud being perpetrated by the same people who claim to be fighting the terrorists, we may never be able to awake from whatever nightmare they have planned for us next.

For The Corbett Report in western Japan, I am James Corbett.

Category : Articles | Blog
24
May

Interview 333 – Freeman

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Popular researcher and alternative media host Freeman of freemantv.com joins The Corbett Report to discuss the only solution that matters: building up a culture of life to the culture of death that the elite are trying to sell us on a daily basis. We discuss Freeman’s many ongoing projects and how people can begin taking that most vital resource — their daily bread — back into their own hands.

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22
May

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Week of Rage: Protests Spreading Worldwide

This is James Corbett of corbettreport.com with your Sunday Update for this 22nd day of May, 2011. And now for the real news.

The balkanization of the world’s population by the global power elite who benefit from all violent resistance continued apace this week as protests against governmental oppression and economic austerity spread throughout the world.

In Spain, citizens utilizing internet and social networking technologies have created a mass protest movement that has drawn 10s of thousands to occupy town squares across the country. The protests, known as M-15, have so far sprung up in Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Balbao, Barcelona and numerous other towns.

The protests have been peaceful and not centered along traditional party lines, so corporate controlled media has had difficulty marginalizing the movement as a ragtag collection of youth upset about unemployment.

On the movement’s website, there is a manifesto that states in part:

“We are ordinary people. We are like you: people who get up every morning to study, work or find a job, people who have family and friends. People who work hard every day to provide a better future for those around us. Some of us consider ourselves progressive, others conservative. Some of us are believers, some not. Some of us have clearly defined ideologies, others are apolitical, but we are all concerned and angry about the political, economic, and social outlook which we see around us: corruption among politicians, businessmen, bankers, leaving us helpless, without a voice. This situation has become normal, a daily suffering, without hope. But if we join forces, we can change it.”

Now, solidarity protests have sprung up around the globe as disgruntled citizens in numerous countries find themselves similarly fed up with the political status quo.

In the Ukraine, the protests were sparked by poor economic conditions.

In Turkey, ethnic Kurds rioted over the killing of 12 members of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party by Turkish security forces.

In Ireland, Republicans have clashed with police in protest of Queen Elizabeth’s first visit to the Irish Republic. The Queen is the first British monarch to visit the country since it broke away from British subjugation in the Irish struggle for independence.

In the US, hundreds of protestors braved inclement weather to demonstrate outside of JP Morgan’s annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Those in attendance were upset over JP Morgan’s illegal foreclosure practices, including instances in which contractors illegally broke into people’s homes to change locks despite the fact that the houses in question were not in foreclosure. Despite engaging in peaceful and lawful demonstrations, several of the attendees were maced by police, including several elderly citizens.

In Indiana, meanwhile, Stephen Skolnick is organizing a rally to protest the recent State Supreme court decision overturning the 4th Amendment, and allowing police officers to enter any home at any time without a warrant or even a reason for entry.

As protest movements gain momentum across the globe, governments who feel threatened by citizens refusing to bow down to their supposed authority have now launched counterstrikes in the information war by attempting to censor the free flow of online information that make these movements possible.

In the latest example of governmental collusion with the big corporations that control a greater and greater percentage of the internet, Google-owned YouTube has complied with a request from the UK government to take down a video of a group of citizens operating under the name Lawful Rebellion who seized a Birkenhead Country Court and used their guaranteed liberties under the Magna Carta to arrest the judge and claim the court for the people.

Although still visible to the outside world, when viewers in the UK attempt to watch the video they see a message informing them that “This content is not available in order to comply with local laws in certain countries.”

According to Google’s own transparency report, the majority of removal requests in most countries are fully or partially complied with.

This news comes on the heels of this month’s Orwellian pre-crime arrests in the UK where dozens of citizens were arrested in advance of the royal wedding on the grounds that they might have been planning to protest the future wedding.

Now, concerned citizens of all party affiliations, all ideologies, all creeds, all races and all stripes are uniting to engage in a conversation about the best and most effective way to re-commandeer the supposedly public institutions that have long since been bought and paid for by the global political power players. One of the activists arrested in those recent UK pre-crime arrests, Charlie Veitch, spoke on this issue at the May 5th meeting of the Defend the Right To Protest movement.

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