Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Most Incredible Story Never Told: The USS Liberty, Israel & LBJ's Order to Destroy the USS Liberty

Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us. President John F. Kennedy.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is a president who has escaped the scrutiny and judgment of history despite considerable documentation that should make him an outstanding candidate for historical review, critique and analysis.  His primary biographer, Robert Caro, consistently gets rave book reviews from mainstream media for his disingenuous puff piece books on LBJ.  It's entirely possible that LBJ is the most evil or one of the most evil presidents in US history.

Some researchers believe that LBJ was the mastermind behind JFK's assassination and researcher Phillip F. Nelson wrote a book documenting his investigation on this issue: LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination.  

However, one of greatest unknown chapters in LBJ's presidency is that he personally gave the order to Israel to bomb and utterly destroy the USS Liberty and its entire crew of 294 Americans.  Astoundingly, when the mission went awry and Sixth Fleet Commanders were ordering the rescue of the besieged and bloodied USS Liberty crew, LBJ ordered that rescue operations be called back, at least twice.   Against all odds, the USS Liberty survived but after the attack, 34 Americans lay dead.  Except for 4 worthless 50 caliber machine guns, the USS Liberty was unarmed and defenseless against the far superior firing power of the Israeli navel and air force armada that descended upon it with relentless and unspeakable terror.

Not a whole lot has been written about the USS Liberty and its just another critically important issue that has been buried in history but two extraordinary books document the truth. James M. Ennes Jr., a retired US Navel Officer and a survivor of the USS Liberty who wrote a book on the USS Liberty that documents his investigative disclosure of the truth, here.

Peter Hounam, an investigative journalist, wrote Operation Cyanide, Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III.   Hounam's extraordinary book, published in 2003, relies heavily on the work of Ennis and also documents numerous interviews that Hounam conducted with the USS Liberty survivors as well as other folks in the US, British and Israel governments.

The "official"  story of the USS Liberty according to the government and mainstream media version of the event is that on June 8, 1967 the Israelis accidentally bombed the USS Liberty off the coast of Egypt and killed 34 American sailors.

The real story is that President Johnson, who was being battered in the polls over the Vietnam War and facing a general election loss and even losing the DNC primary, ordered the Israelis to bomb the USS Liberty to create a casus belli to secure a Gulf of Tonkin style resolution to explode the world into war because in America everybody loves an outraged and indignant president who will use the full force of the military at the slightest provocation, even a government planned false flag attack.

The USS Liberty, however, encompasses far more than a murderous psychopathic American president resorting to hideously evil deeds to get re-elected.  In addition to ordering the total destruction of the USS Liberty and sending 294 Americans to a watery grave in the Mediterranean Sea, LBJ also ordered the nuclear bombing of Cairo, an event specifically designed to create a nuclear war by blaming the entire USS Liberty affair on Russia or Egypt.  More horrifying, it's documented that US planes were on emergency standby orders as pilots waited on the runways in their planes armed with nuclear weapons.  The nuclear bombing of Cairo was called off only 3 minutes before the nuclear bomb drops.

As fate would have it, LBJ's plan blew up in his face and the world got a reprieve from a nuclear US induced holocaust.  How did it happen?  First, it must be understood that the USS Liberty was supposed to be destroyed and sunk within minutes and without any survivors.

The actual attack on the USS Liberty commenced at 2:00 p.m. Israel time on June 8, 1967.  The USS Liberty was 13 miles off the coast of Gaza and moving slowly at 5 knots. The crew had observed several flyovers by Israeli reconnaissance planes earlier in the day.

When the USS Liberty was struck, it was struck with an awesome force.  According to, a website created by the survivals to document and expose the truth, the ship was first struck by Israeli fighter aircraft:

"Israeli fighter aircraft launched a rocket attack on USS Liberty. The aircraft made repeated firing passes, attacking USS Liberty with rockets and their internal cannons. After the first flight of fighter aircraft had exhausted their ordnance, subsequent flights of Israeli fighter aircraft continued to prosecute the attack with rockets, cannon fire, and napalm. During the air attack, USS Liberty's crew had difficulty contacting Sixth Fleet to request assistance due to intense communications jamming. The initial targets on the ship were the command bridge, communications antennas, and the four .50 caliber machine guns, placed on the ship to repel boarders.

After the Israeli fighter aircraft completed their attacks, three Israeli torpedo boats arrived and began a surface attack about 35 minutes after the start of the air attack. The torpedo boats launched a total of five torpedoes, one of which struck the side of USS Liberty, opposite the ship's research spaces. [20] Twenty-six Americans in addition to the eight who had been killed in the earlier air attacks, were killed as a result of this explosion.

Following their torpedo attack, the torpedo boats moved up and down the length of the ship (both the port and starboard sides), continuing their attack, raking the ship with cannon and machine gun fire.[21] In Malta, crewmen were later assigned the task of counting all of the holes in the ship that were the size of a man's hand or larger. They found a total of 861 such holes, in addition to "thousands" of .50 caliber machine gun holes.", link here.

USS Liberty Timeline, here.
0600: Israeli Nord 2501 Noratlas (flying boxcar) reconnoiters Liberty....

0603: Reconnaissance aircraft reports to Israeli naval headquarters that “GTR-5” is written on the ship, identifying it as an NSA intelligence vessel.

0720: Fresh American flag is raised....

1000: Two unmarked, rocket-armed, delta-winged jets circle Liberty three times. Liberty officers can count rockets and see the pilots, but see no identifying marks on the plane. The jets radio Israeli headquarters that the ship is flying an American flag....

1055: Pinchas Pinchasy, naval liaison officer at Israeli air force headquarters, reports to Naval Headquarters that the ship cruising slowly off El Arish is “an electromagnetic audio-surveillance ship of the U.S. Navy, named Liberty, whose marking was GTR-5.”...

1100 & 1130: Israeli reconnaissance aircraft again circle Liberty.
The above information is critically important because it proves beyond any reasonable doubt that the Israelis were well aware that the USS Liberty was a well marked US spy ship.  US spy ships are extremely easy to spot because as telecommunication vessels, they are loaded with wires, antennas and other communication gear that are easily recognized and identifiable (unlike Russian spy ships that were realistically camouflaged as trawlers and fishing boats).  The reason it's important to understand this is because the cover-up of of the USS Liberty incident was so flimsy and fictitious that both the US and Israeli governments officially stated that the USS Liberty was mistook for an Egyptian vessel that hauls horses.  This is simply impossible.

As the timeline unfolds, it's clear that the attack on the USS Liberty had two goals:  1.  first destroy and disable all communication capabilities and 2. sink the ship, her crew and guarantee that there were no survivors.  The timeline continues.
1358: Two unmarked delta-winged Mirage jets attack Liberty. After taking out gun mounts, they target ship’s antennae and bridge with heat-seeking missiles.

1424: Three French-built 62-ton Israeli motor torpedo boats approach Liberty in attack formation.
1435: Torpedo boats launch five German-made 19-inch torpedoes at Liberty. One torpedo strikes starboard directly into NSA area, accounting for 25 of the 34 men who would be killed. Torpedo boats then circle, machine-gunning the ship with armor-piercing projectiles for another 40 minutes.
At this point, the USS Liberty was being pummeled by air and sea with everything that attack planes and motorized torpedo boats (MTB's) could possibly throw at them.  The decks were ablaze from napalm fires, the ship was being torpedoed by the Israeli Navy and bombs and rockets from the air rained down on them.

This is where the story turns extraordinarily heroic from human ingenuity that pretty much killed LBJ's grand plan.  One of the USS Liberty's communication transformers had been down and not functioning, something the Israeli's must have known in advance because it wasn't destroyed or even hit.  A courageous crew member managed to fix it by stringing long wires across a burning deck and rendered it operable, and, of course, capable of sending out a mayday message to numerous US aircraft that permeated the area.  However, the Israeli planes had high tech jamming equipment that successfully jammed the signal.  It's probably also true that at that point the Israeli's were not much concerned with the USS Liberty sending out a message because they believed that all communication equipment was knocked out permanently.

Peter Hounam writes in Operation Cyanide "Liberty radioman  Richard Sturman concluded that the attackers had carefully prepared for the attack with the specific intention of preventing the ship communicating with the outside world. To do so effectively they must have had prior knowledge from shore-based receivers of the five frequencies being used by the ship, so that jamming gear could be tuned to them.  Sturman recalled his anger when he discovered that the international distress frequency, used for Mayday messages, was also jammed".

The astute crew however made a startling discovery.  The Israeli jamming capabilities did not work when they were actually engaged bombing and the USS Liberty crew had windows of a few seconds of opportunity in between strikes to send out a message.

Hounam writes "At first, the signalmen felt their task was hopeless.  Plane after plane was swooping in on the ship, firing cannon, shooting missiles and dropping napalm....Then someone spotted that there was a respite from the jamming, lasting just a few seconds, when the attacking planes fired their missiles.  Halman grabbed the opportunity and shouted into the mike, 'Any station, this is Rockstar.  We are under attack by unidentified jet aircraft and require immediate assistance!".  On the USS Saratoga (call-sign 'Schematic') the radioman picked up the message but it was garbled, possibly by further jamming.  "Rockstar,  this is Schematic,' he said.  'Say again, you are garbled.'"

Eventually, the USS Liberty message was acknowledged and authenticated 10 minutes after the attack began.  The USS Saratoga confirmed Liberty's message with 'Roger, Rockstar.  Authentication is correct...'.  The messaged bounced everywhere and was even acknowledged by 2 US embassies in the region.  Furthermore, it was impossible for the Pentagon not to know of Liberty's attack as all messages are also automatically routed to the Pentagon and other government agencies.  The Israeli's must have also intercepted the radio message.

The Liberty crew was relieved and believed that help was on the way.  Wrong!  Although fleet commanders quickly ordered rescue operations, twice the rescue missions were ordered called back by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, a close friend and trusted associate of LBJ.  In fact, it's documented that during one of the conversations between the the Sixth Fleet Commander and McNamara, LBJ got on the phone and roared 'We will not embarrass an ally' to reinforce McNamara's direct command from LBJ to NOT to rescue the ailing USS Liberty and her crew.

According to James Ennes, the entire attack lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes, although some crew members believe it was longer.  Unquestionably, the attack was sheer hell for those on board the USS Liberty and the agony was prolonged by the fact that help from the Sixth Fleet never arrived as expected.

Then something extraordinary happened.  The Israelis stopped attacking despite having more than enough firepower to finish the job of sinking the USS Liberty and her crew.  It's been documented that the Israelis had commando helicopter crews hovering above the USS Liberty with a crew to finish the job.  Clearly, the USS Liberty crew expected to die.

But with the message out and everybody knowing about it, including the Russians who knew what was going because they were close by in their own disguised spy ships as they intercepted the message or possibly even observed the USS Liberty being attacked, the Israelis panicked, called off the attack and never finished the job.  Eventually, the surviving crew was rescued and many were badly injured.

Hounam documents an interview with one of the injured USS Liberty crew members, Joe Lentini.
I woke up, it was pitch-black and I was in water.  I tried to stand up and put my weight on my left leg and it wouldn't support me, obviously I fell back down; I didn't know at the time I had six broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a fractured skull, both tympanic membranes in my ears were blown out, shrapnel all over me in my never occurred to me that I didn't have a leg and it never occurred to me that I was about to die.
Shockingly, the USS Liberty tragedy did not begin at 2:00 p.m. Israeli time according to the sanitized official version.  It began earlier.  According to Hounam, he interviewed a retired Air Force pilot, Jim Nanjo, who spent 20 years on the H-bomb attack force.  The job of such pilots who lived on US air bases was to be READY to jump into a plane and carry out orders immediately.

Nanjo told Hounam about how he was awakened on the morning of 6/8/67 between 2:00 a.m. and no later than and 4:00 a.m. by an alert that told him an emergency situation existed and he need to man his plane immediately.  Others bomber pilots were also manning their planes and revving up their engines waiting for the "go" order and their orders.  They knew nothing about their mission and Hounam writes:
Nanjo was in no doubt that the world was near to Armageddon that day...
There was however one other significance of his story that he had not spotted.  The klaxons had woken him at between 1 am. and 4 am; he was certain it was no later, but the Liberty was not attacked until 5 am California time.  How were the American military and their commander in chief, Lyndon Johnson, able to anticipate the attack, and yet apparently not know the Israelis were behind it.
Hounam also documents that Nanjo was aware that other US Air Force bases were under the same HIGHEST alert in Guam, Britain, Moron, Spain as well as in the US.  What was Nanjo carrying? Hounam writes:
Even after 35 years, he was reluctant to provide details of the bombs carried by his squadron that morning.: 'Other than to say it was a weapon of mass destruction.  I am not able to give you the nomenclature.'.  Then he confirmed that they were carrying thermonuclear weapons - H-bombs..."
It's well documented that LBJ and his trusted Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, were deeply and personally involved in the USS Liberty tragedy, the cover-up of the truth and even a scheme to explode the world into nuclear warfare.

To comprehend the severity of the situation, it's imperative to understand the Cold War, the backdrop against which it was played, the prevalent paranoia at the time of the Communist threat and the incredible rise of America's military industrial complex to the worlds sole superpower.  Many who knew LBJ well feared that he was unstable, mentally ill, a psychopath or even worse.  He was notoriously crude and vulgar.  Denis Healey, the Secretary of Defense in Britain so despised and distrusted LBJ that he wrote in his memoirs:
Lyndon Johnson was a monster....

[He was] one of the few politicians with whom I found it uncomfortable to be in the same room.  Johnson exuded a brutal lust for power which I found most disagreeable.  When he said, "I never trust a man unless I have his pecker in my pocket", he really meant it.  He boasted about acting on the principle, "Give me a man's balls, and his heart and mind will follow."...  Source:  Operation Cyanide
That LBJ was mad is validated by his numerous actions that fueled his personal ambitions over the decades and in the summer of 1967 LBJ was obsessed with one thing and one thing only: reelection.  He was in grave danger of losing the presidency and his power.  That he would do anything to maintain that power is 100% consistent with the depth of his evil.

But LBJ was also an extraordinarily clever master politician who profoundly understood how raucous game of geopolitics could be played and manipulated to his own advantage, especially when it came to courting the approval of the American people.  Vietnam was already a whopper of a failure and LBJ's war was growing more unpopular by the second.

The Middle East has always been a disaster (some things never change), at least since since oil came into play and the modern nation state of Israel was created by the United Nations in 1948.  The rise of Arab nationalism was also heating up as Egyptian President Gamal Nasser and the Marxist styled Baathist movements were flourishing.  Syria and Iraq had shed western imposed monarchs and were raising their own brand of dictators.  Israel was becoming America's unofficial 51st state as the Evangelical movement was rising in anticipation of fulfilling Biblical prophecy now that Israel existed for the first time since Biblical times.

The bellicose rhetoric blossomed as Arab leaders public vowed to destroy Israel.  This was nothing new and even the Israelis perceived that such utterances were an appeasement to the neurotic Arab street rather than an actual threat.  Still, that didn't stop Israel from launching the preemptive Six Day War.

The significance of the Six Day War as it relates to the USS Liberty is that the USS Liberty was bombed on the 4th day of the Six Day War that Israel had actually won during the first hour of the first day of the Six Day War when it wiped out the entire Egyptian Air Force.  The geopolitical drama of the Middle East is acutely linked to the Cold War because the Soviet Union was arming and funding Middle East regimes, notably Egypt and Syria.  The Middle East was a pawn on the chessboard of America vs. the Soviets during the Cold War because influential dominance of the region was a key goal of both nations.  Of course, the obviously oily nature of Middle East natural resources was considered a prize.

Israeli Prime Minster Yitzhak Rabin paid a visit to former Israeli Prime Minster David Ben Gurion who is Israeli's most esteemed national hero, loved and respected by all.  Ben Gurion was appalled at the prospects of war with Egypt or anybody, and is reported to have told Rabin "You made a mistake....You led the state into a grave situation.  We must not go to war".  Rabin was reportedly horrified that he didn't have the blessing of Ben Gurion for a preemptive war.  Ben Gurion isn't shy about war; in fact, he was the leader of Israel's War of Independence when Israel was the the target of Arab military violence right after the UN declared Israel a nation.  Though a fighter and even a terrorist according to some, Ben Gurion preferred peace and negotiation with his cantankerous Arab neighbors because war was always hideously destructive.

Who was behind the Six Day War and why?  It's highly unlikely that Israel unilaterally initiated the Six Day War without specific instructions and support from the U.S.  Some observers believe that the US and LBJ engineered the Six Day War as part of America's Cold War strategy to humiliate the Soviet Union and and advance U.S. hegemony in the Middle East.

Furthermore, it's ludicrous to accept that Israel accidentally bombed the USS Liberty and it's clearly obvious that the official US/Israel version is so flimsy a cover-up that any citizen journalist using his Google fingers could credibly research enough facts to blow that lie to shreds.

However, the USS Liberty incident was far more sinister.  Nasser, other Arab leaders and Arab journalists tended to believe that the U.S. and Britain were behind the Six Day War and actually participated.  The consensus in the Arab world was that the entire Israeli Air Force wasn't sufficient in numerical strength to accomplish the now infamous Israeli aerial armada that struck the Egyptian Air Force with such a devastating force that the entire Egyptian Air Force was demolished.  Moreover, it appears that the Arab world was clueless about US plans to start a war with Egypt through its proxy Israel and/or that the nuclear bombing of Cairo was on the table.   Hounam writes:
Before Day Four of the war, Nasser had been accusing the US and Britain of directly assisting Israel.  After the hot-line exchange about the Liberty, he was convinced of it.  Of course, he was not aware that the 'reconnaissance planes' had in fact been on their way to bomb Cairo or.....that an atomic device could have been detonated.
Hounam interviewed a guy named Joe Sorrels who back in the 1960's was doing freelance special operations and intelligence work for the U.S. and Britain. Sorrels was no ordinary technician with skills; his function was sufficiently important that he personally met Meir Amit, head of the Mossad, the Israeli secret service. Hounam writes:
From his viewpoint, it seemed the Israelis were responding to pressure from the United States to eradicate Nasser; Israel was not the prime mover....

According to Sorrels the war plans went well, the driving force being the US...

Sorrels described as 'horse shit' the commonly-held notion that Israel fought this war on its own: 'Anybody working around intelligence knows it isn't true'. He repeated that Operation Cyanide was a secret plan to start a war against Egypt....

He said Israel's only motive was to grab territory, nothing more, and it was elements in the United States who were pushing them to invade Egypt..."
The USS Liberty survivors had organized over the years and met periodically to share research and contribute their version of what happened on June 8, 1967.  At a 5/4/2002 gathering, Hounam met with Moe Schafer and shared his recollection of two important USS Liberty events.
Before the attack he was cleaning the moon-bounce dish and watched as an Israeli plane flew low over the ship taking was confirmation of the testimony of other eyewitnesses that Israel was well aware of the ship's presence.
The second memory from after the attack was much more significant.  Moe said he was hurt by shrapnel during the assault....Unlike most of the injured who had already been taken away to the USS America, he was loaded into a helicopter and flown to the USS Davis, the flagship of Sixth Fleet commander Admiral Martin.  The next morning he was sitting on his bunk with two or thee other injured men when Martin came in to see them.
Shafer said he seemed to want to tell someone about what had happened before he would be obliged through pressure from above to clam up: 'Not only did Admiral Martin tell me that four jets were on their way to the Liberty with conventional weapons [and were recalled]; he stated that four were on their way to Cairo loaded with nuclear weapons.  He stated they were three minutes from bombing them [the Egyptians].  He also said that the jets could not land back on the carrier with nuclear arms and they had had to land in Athens.  He stated this from my beside while on the Little Rock [the codename of the flagship] after the attack.
The story told by Moe Schafer about Admiral Martin confirming that the US planned to nuke Cairo  is also a story that is validated by Air Force pilot Jim Nanjo in California and a member of the H-bomb attack force.  Nanjo didn't know that Cairo was the target, only that he and other crews were on standby to take-off and drop nuclear bombs.  Nanjo could never understand why he was called out of bed in the middle of the night on June 8, 1967 (California time) BEFORE the USS Liberty was attack by Israel.  Nanjo also confirmed that he knew that other nuclear bomb units were on under the same alert in Guam, Britain, Moron, Spain as well as in the US.

That a U.S. president would give an order to nuke Cairo, explode the world into nuclear war and destroy an unarmed and defenseless U.S. military vessel with a crew of nearly 300 is beyond incomprehensibly evil.  This is something that the USS Liberty survivors have struggled with over the decades but the more they analyzed their own research and eyewitness accounts, the more they were convinced that no other conclusions could be drawn.  The hardest thing for the survivors to accept relative to what happened that day was the fact that their own government, the very same government they swore an oath to serve as a matter of patriotism and duty to their county, would do such a thing.

In the context of the red meat geopolitical ramifications that occurred on June 8, 1967, there are several extraordinary takeaways.

1.  The USS Liberty crew member who string wired a telecommunication device on the burning and napalmed deck of the ship and facilitated Liberty's ability to get a message out played a key role in averting a disaster of Biblical proportions.  Once the message got out, everybody got it including the Israelis, the Pentagon, NSA, the White House, the president, other U.S. intelligence and defense agencies, the State Department, U.S. Embassies and the Soviets whose outstanding spy capabilities didn't miss a thing.  The cat was out of the proverbial bag.

2.  The Israelis acknowledged their role in the USS Liberty attack and vigorously collaborated with the U.S. in the "it was an accident" cover-up.  Unquestionably, the Israelis do have blood on their hands.  But in a perverse sort of way, the Israelis may have deliberately sabotaged the attack because they did indeed have the firepower to quickly sink the USS Liberty and her crew but they didn't.  There are accounts about Israeli pilots who were carrying out their orders by dropping their bombs into the Mediterranean Sea on purpose.  Whether they did it as a matter of conscience or on direct orders, we'll never know.

The Israelis were in fact terrified of an Arab-Soviet alliance and they dreaded unleashing a global and regional nuclear war because they believed they would indeed be a target for annihilation.  The Israelis were, however, motivated to engage in some level of warfare to expand their own obsession with real estate.  The Israelis wanted land and after the Six Day War they indeed ended up with the West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza and Syria's Golan Heights.

It's entirely possible that the Israelis thwarted LBJ and his draconian plans but it's also true that Israel played along with the U.S. but only to the extent that it could maneuver something out of it for Israel.  Israel is dependent on U.S. foreign aid and as an ally, Israel's goals and national interests do in fact collide with U.S. goals and intentions.  Israel cannot realistically refuse the U.S. anything which is precisely why Israel is constantly gaming its relationship with the U.S.

3.  The Soviets were well aware of what was going on relative to the USS Liberty and probably even LBJ's plan to spark a US-Soviet confrontation through its proxies in the Middle East, especially Egypt.  There was considerable 'buzz' between DC and Moscow on June 8, 1967 and it's entirely possible that Moscow screamed to DC something that went like this but in diplomatic language "Hey you idiots, we're on to you, we know what you did and if you take it any further we'll tell the whole damn world about it and expose your president for the murderous psychopath that he is".  The Soviets did not want war.

4.  Only the president of the United States could give the order to launch warplanes loaded with nuclear bombs and only the president could give the order to recall the order.

That LBJ was such a demented power mad psychopath who directly and personally issued orders that brought the planet within 3 minutes of a nuclear holocaust that would vaporize all or part of Cairo, the largest city in the Arab world with 1960's population of over 8 million (now 20 million), should be shocking for clueless Americans but it's not shocking for the very few journalists and folks who researched and dug for the truth.   However, what is even more shocking is that LBJ's role in the Six Day War and the USS Liberty, as well as his grand schemes to reorder the world and even create a nuclear war to feed his ambitions, continues to be covered up in the U.S.

LBJ didn't do this alone and his close associates in the Pentagon, CIA, State Department and intelligence agencies were all complicit and willing partners.  Furthermore, LBJ was indeed angry that he was somewhat restricted by the Constitution and Congress.  An Israeli diplomat, Eppie Evron, recalled a meeting he had with LBJ on 5/26/67 as documented by Hounam.
"Then he went on to say, "I, Lyndon Johnson, have to get congressional approval if I want to act as President of the United States.  Otherwise, I'm just a six-foot-four Texan friend of Israel". (That description stuck in my memory.) "But you and I, the two most powerful people in Washington, are going to get Congress to pass another Tonkin resolution."....
I thought, "He's telling me that Congress is never going to give him permission to use military force."....
To be sure, LBJ was lamenting his own lack of power and resented any accountability to anyone.  For a power mad autocrat like LBJ, consulting with Congress or requesting Congressional action was humiliating and beneath him.

For more on the false flag Gulf Tonkin Resolution, see De-classified Vietnam-era Transcripts Show Senators Knew Gulf Of Tonkin Was A Staged False Flag Event.

The survivor of the USS Liberty have created a website, USS Liberty Memorial, to honor the fallen and document the truth.  Because the USS Liberty has created a firestorm of raging anti-Semites and Jew haters, the website has a disclaimer affirming that it has no connection with any of these groups.
The USS Liberty Memorial web site abhors the racist and extreme positions taken by antiSemitic, Holocaust denial, conspiracy theorist and other such groups which often seek to identify with us and to usurp our story as their own. We have no connection with and do not support or encourage support from any of these groups including National Alliance, National Vanguard, The New Order, National Socialists, The French Connection, Liberty Lobby, American Free Press, Republic Broadcasting, USS Liberty Radio Hour, Storm Front or other such groups. We wish harm to no one and encourage social justice and equality for everyone; we seek only accountability for the criminal acts perpetrated against us and can do that without help from hate-mongers.

On the Israeli side, the group of pro-Israel, anti-American critics of our story, while small, persists in launching loud, vicious ad hominem attacks on anyone who attempts to discuss the deliberateness of the attack. These anti-American apologists refuse to discuss the facts of the case. Instead, they rely on propaganda and charge anyone who questions the Israeli position with being antiSemitic.
Sifting through the lies, propaganda and disinformation definitely requires an open mind, diligence and the ability to astutely decipher geopolitical consequences and intentions that are deliberately obsfucated, twisted and distorted by government and the media.

We do in fact live under the cloud of a dangerous, unaccountable, secretive and shadow government that plots unspeakable evil.

The USS Liberty cost American taxpayers $40 million but was sold for scrap in 1970 - $101,000.  Things only got worse for LBJ and he announced on 3/31/68 that he would not seek re-election, probably because he couldn't bear losing in a primary or general election.  LBJ dropped dead of a heart attack on 1/22/73 and is still revered as one of America's greatest liberal progressive Democratic presidents despite his attempts to explode the world into nuclear war, despite his direct orders to sink the USS Liberty, despite murdering millions of Asians and despite being responsible for over 58,000 names on the Vietnam Memorial of Americans who died in Vietnam.  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Exterminating Humanity with Water, Food and Medication

When folks who are active in the alternate media speak of the New World Order and disclose its draconian anti-human agenda, government and media elites start shrieking 'conspiracy theory' as they attempt to perpetuate the propaganda myth that the elites and government are indeed humble servants of the people who are devoted to loving them and taking caring for them from the cradle to the grave.  While such statist propaganda is a proven Big Fail as evidenced by the documented fact that collectivism managed to kill 100 million folks during the 20th century alone and mostly through starvation and the collectivization of agriculture (denying folks the right to produce life sustaining food), the delusion of government as a kindly and loving god continues despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

The New World Order agenda does indeed vigorously address the need to depopulate the earth and the advocates for massive human depopulation are quite up front about revealing their Malthusian goals.  Thomas Malthus, 1776-1834, put forth the theory that the earth has finite resources and that the human urge to procreate would create so many folks as to outstrip the ability of the planet to feed the human hoards, here and here.  Malthus and his followers also believe that the planet can only sustain 1-2 billion folks without significant planetary destruction.

As the world's population approaches 7 billion folks, the NWO planners are out of the closet and in high gear.

David Attenborough - Humans are plague on Earth
Humans are a plague on the Earth that need to be controlled by limiting population growth, according to Sir David Attenborough.

The television presenter said that humans are threatening their own existence and that of other species by using up the world’s resources.

He said the only way to save the planet from famine and species extinction is to limit human population growth.

We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now,” he told the Radio Times.

Sir David, who is a patron of the Optimum Population Trust, has spoken out before about the “frightening explosion in human numbers” and the need for investment in sex education and other voluntary means of limiting population in developing countries.
Calling humanity a 'plague on the Earth' is very strong language that clearly reeks of a blatant, shameless and utter contempt for humanity.  Sir David Attenborough, a pampered and privileged member of the British ruling aristocracy, isn't alone in his believes.

‘Population Bomb’ scientist: ‘Nobody’ has the right to ‘as many children as they want’
A Stanford professor and author of the Population Bomb recently published a paper in a scientific journal re-emphasizing climate change and population growth pose existential threats to humanity and in an interview with Raw Story said that giving people the right to have as many children as they want is “a bad idea.”

“The only criticism we’ve had on the paper is that it’s too optimistic,” said Paul Ehrlich, Bing professor of population studies at Stanford University and president of the Center for Conservation Biology. “You can’t negotiate with nature.”

The study, published the Proceedings of the Royal Society B journal earlier this month says that climate change is “driven by overpopulation, overconsumption of natural resources and the use of unnecessarily environmentally damaging technologies and socio-economic-political arrangements to service Homo sapiens‘ aggregate consumption.”
Such sentiments haven't been echoed since the Nazis embarked on a racist campaign to purge the earth of non-Aryrans because the Nazis considered themselves racially superior to all other human beings who were dubbed sub-humans.  World War II resulted in the deaths of at least 50-60 million folks.

Unfortunately for humanity, most of the suffering world lives under the rule of a hideous marriage union between corporations and government bureaucrats.  The marriage of big government and powerful corporations has resulted in a concentration of power and wealth that never existed throughout human history, until now.

Unlike the ruthless tactics of Mao and Stalin that included outright murder, shipping folks off to forced labor camps and planned starvation, the modern power mad psychopath has at his fingertips science and technology.  Basically, the NWO Malthusian elites have hatched a plan to squash human population growth rather than outright exterminate the undesirable human hoards through murder and genocide.  The plan includes using water, food and pharmacology as weapons of mass human depopulation, along with other means that may include forced sterilization and forced abortion.

The modern eugenics movement is a Malthusian offshoot. In the circles of politicians, powerful moneyed folks, bureaucrats and the elites, they are consumed with Malthusian ideology. John Holdren, a latter day Malthusian and one of Obama’s czars has advocated for forced sterilization, abortion and population control. Holdren’s book, A Planetary Regime, echoes his ideological commitment to a global governing body that controls all aspects of life. Holdren has said:
Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution...

Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion that seems to horrify people
Holdren goes on to attack human reproductive choices and his chilling agenda strips away anything that even remotely resembles subtlety in his ruthless advocacy of a totalitarian global government:
Individual rights must be balanced against the power of the government to control human reproduction….yet neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution mentions a right to reproduce…
Perhaps those agencies combined with UNEP and the United Nations Populations agencies – might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regime – sort of an international superagency for population, resources and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration and distribution of all natural resources……The Regime might also be a logical agency for control all international trade…and including all food on the international market.
The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining optimum population for the world.
Such repugnant and immoral ideology that embraces a totalitarian planet under one rule are key elements of not only the Obama Administration but every Democrat and Republican regime ever elected in recent decades. While the Democrats and liberals may be more open, Republicans quietly fund public-private research that funds Frankenfood and the marriage of big government with big business. The UN and its “culling the human population” dreamers are not without power and lavish public funding.

Furthermore, none of these draconian schemes could be hatched without government funding.

No business in a free market world would ever make the decision to invest in people killing technology and science simply because they would be restricted by the allocation of precious capital into something that consumers want and will voluntarily pay for. For sure, consumers would never voluntarily choose to ingest anything that will make them sterile or diseased or dead. But with the deadly marriage of big government and big business, a shadow government is in operation and federal agencies like the FDA and others shield the truth from the American people while actively promoting and funding horrors not witnessed since the Nazi’s ruled Europe.

Genetically engineered foods are expected to play a significant role in human depopulation.

Potential Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods
Genetically engineered foods saturate our diet today. In the US alone, over 80% of all processed foods contain them. Others include grains like rice, corn and wheat; legumes like soybeans and soy products; vegetable oils, soft drinks; salad dressings; vegetables and fruits; dairy products including eggs; meat, chicken, pork and other animal products; and even infant formula plus a vast array of hidden additives and ingredients in processed foods (like in tomato sauce, ice cream, margarine and peanut butter). Consumers don't know what they're eating because labeling is prohibited, yet the danger is clear. Independently conducted studies show the more of these foods we eat, the greater the potential harm to our health.

Today, consumers are kept in the dark and are part of an uncontrolled, unregulated mass human experiment the results of which are unknown. Yet, the risks are enormous, it will take years to learn them, and when we finally know it'll be too late to reverse the damage if it's proved conclusively that genetically engineered foods harm human health as growing numbers of independent experts believe. Once GM seeds are introduced to an area, the genie is out of the bottle for keeps. There is nothing known to science today to reverse the contamination already spread over two-thirds of arable US farmland and heading everywhere unless checked.

This is happening in spite of the risk because of what F. William Engdahl revealed in his powerfully important, well documented book titled "Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation." It's the diabolical story of how Washington and four Anglo-American agribusiness giants plan world domination by patenting animal and vegetable life forms to gain worldwide control of our food supply, make it all genetically engineered, and use it as a weapon to reward friends and punish enemies.

Today, consumers eat these foods daily without knowing the potential health risks. In 2003, Jeffrey Smith explained them in his book titled "Seeds of Deception." He revealed that efforts to inform the public have been quashed, reliable science has been buried, and consider what happened to two distinguished scientists - UC Berkeley's Ignacio Chapela and former Scotland Rowett Research Institute researcher and world's leading lectins and plant genetic modification expert, Arpad Pusztai. They were vilified, hounded, and threatened for their research, and in the case of Pusztai, fired from his job for doing it.
The NWO planners are not just focused on adding sterilants to the water and producing dangerous GMO foods that make folks sick or even sterile, Big Pharm is also a key player in the game to reduce human populations through mandatory vaccinations and other medications.  The government takeover of health care has long been a goal of the Malthusians.

The ideological framework of Obamacare is based on the Complete Lives System that was devised by the physician brother of Rahm Emanuel, Dr. Ezekial Manuel and it's dubbed The Reaper Curve.

Dr. Emanuel’s Reaper Curve is a healthcare model based upon the allocation of resources depending on where one falls within the bell curve of maximum societal usefulness. Right off the bat, the worth of the young and the old are marginalized. The complete live system is defined by Dr. Emanuel in the context that the young and the old are expendable and not worthy of resources because "Adolescents have received substantial education and parental care, investments that will be wasted without a complete life. Infants, by contrast, have not yet received these investments”. He advocates for what he calls "to provide socially sustainable, cost-effective care." Defining medical care as an “intervention”, the elitist Dr. Emanuel doesn’t believe that the young are worthy of medical care, or the aging or old.

Betsy McCaughey, a former Lt. Governor in New York State, elaborates on Dr. Emanuel's health care proposals in a Wall Street Journal piece titled Obama's Health Rationer-in-Chief.

Interestingly, nowhere does Dr. Emanuel even suggest or discuss the possibility that citizens should be free to pursue and fund their own healthcare option. The implication is that the entire healthcare apparatus in America will absolutely be seized by the federal government and services disbursed according to the state’s desires. Those deemed no longer useful because of their advancing age, infant status or illness will be expendable and deemed not worthy of medical resources. The last nation that seriously attempted this type of the “culling of the masses” was Nazi Germany.

The folks who are deluded into supporting the takeover of healthcare by government fail to recognize that such powers should never be granted to any government. Of course, many like Dr. Emanuel understand precisely what is being done and why.

More alarming is the brutal reality that government planners and statisticians only think in terms of the collective, never the individual, and they are perennially focused on their desired goal which is strict cost controls and Malthusian population reductions. Dr. Emanuel “chastises physicians for thinking only about their own patient's needs.” Well, what the heck is the patient-doctor relationship all about if it’s not about the patient’s own needs? Are we supposed to visit government doctors and bureaucrats to get an official determination relative to whether or not a government intervention is warranted as it relates to whether we are deemed fit to live according to the “complete lives system”?

I fear so.

If the American people decide turn their lives, liberty and health over to government, they are effectively consenting to being put into the great vat of the collective wherein the value of their life is purely utilitarian, arbitrary, subject to bureaucratic whim and on target with the totalitarian master plan. If we consent to such a horror, we forsake the essence of our humanity.

Whether through water, food, medications or the government healhcare system, the NWO Malthusians and totalitarian thugs are ferociously committed to achieving their goals. However, the situation has taken a most bizarre turn as it dives straight into a more sinister and devious plot. published a piece on its website dated December 4, 2007 that should shock the living daylights out of anybody.

Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic
Bill Gates, Rockefeller and the GMO giants know something we don’t.

No project is more interesting at the moment than a curious project in one of the world’s most remote spots, Svalbard. Bill Gates is investing millions in a seed bank on the Barents Sea near the Arctic Ocean, some 1,100 kilometers from the North Pole. Svalbard is a barren piece of rock claimed by Norway and ceded in 1925 by international treaty...

The seed bank is being built inside a mountain on Spitsbergen Island near the small village of Longyearbyen. It’s almost ready for ‘business’ according to their releases. The bank will have dual blast-proof doors with motion sensors, two airlocks, and walls of steel-reinforced concrete one meter thick. It will contain up to three million different varieties of seeds from the entire world, ‘so that crop diversity can be conserved for the future,’ according to the Norwegian government. Seeds will be specially wrapped to exclude moisture. There will be no full-time staff, but the vault's relative inaccessibility will facilitate monitoring any possible human activity.

Did we miss something here? Their press release stated, ‘so that crop diversity can be conserved for the future.’ What future do the seed bank’s sponsors foresee, that would threaten the global availability of current seeds, almost all of which are already well protected in designated seed banks around the world?

Anytime Bill Gates, the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto and Syngenta get together on a common project, it’s worth digging a bit deeper behind the rocks on Spitsbergen. When we do we find some fascinating things.

The first notable point is who is sponsoring the doomsday seed vault. Here joining the Norwegians are, as noted, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the US agribusiness giant DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred, one of the world’s largest owners of patented genetically-modified (GMO) plant seeds and related agrichemicals; Syngenta, the Swiss-based major GMO seed and agrichemicals company through its Syngenta Foundation; the Rockefeller Foundation, the private group who created the “gene revolution with over $100 million of seed money since the 1970’s; CGIAR, the global network created by the Rockefeller Foundation to promote its ideal of genetic purity through agriculture change.

Genetically engineering a master race?

Now the Svalbard Seed Bank begins to become interesting. But it gets better. ‘The Project’ I referred to is the project of the Rockefeller Foundation and powerful financial interests since the 1920’s to use eugenics, later renamed genetics, to justify creation of a genetically-engineered Master Race. Hitler and the Nazis called it the Ayran Master Race.

The eugenics of Hitler were financed to a major extent by the same Rockefeller Foundation which today is building a doomsday seed vault to preserve samples of every seed on our planet. Now this is getting really intriguing. The same Rockefeller Foundation created the pseudo-science discipline of molecular biology in their relentless pursuit of reducing human life down to the ‘defining gene sequence’ which, they hoped, could then be modified in order to change human traits at will. Hitler’s eugenics scientists, many of whom were quietly brought to the United States after the War to continue their biological eugenics research, laid much of the groundwork of genetic engineering of various life forms, much of it supported openly until well into the Third Reich by Rockefeller Foundation generous grants.

The same Rockefeller Foundation created the so-called Green Revolution, out of a trip to Mexico in 1946 by Nelson Rockefeller and former New Deal Secretary of Agriculture and founder of the Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Company, Henry Wallace.

The Green Revolution purported to solve the world hunger problem to a major degree in Mexico, India and other select countries where Rockefeller worked. Rockefeller Foundation agronomist, Norman Borlaug, won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work, hardly something to boast about with the likes of Henry Kissinger sharing the same.

In reality, as it years later emerged, the Green Revolution was a brilliant Rockefeller family scheme to develop a globalized agribusiness which they then could monopolize just as they had done in the world oil industry beginning a half century before. As Henry Kissinger declared in the 1970’s, ‘If you control the oil you control the country; if you control food, you control the population.’

Agribusiness and the Rockefeller Green Revolution went hand-in-hand. They were part of a grand strategy which included Rockefeller Foundation financing of research for the development of genetic engineering of plants and animals a few years later.
This stuff is so utterly mindboggling that if one read it in a science fiction novel one would conclude that the plot was so off the wall whacky as to lack any credibility whatsoever. However, what isn’t even believable in the genre of science fiction is being vigorously but quietly implemented. But not only are these weird and seemingly incomprehensible shenanigans actually occurring, they are occurring beyond the radar of humanity, public knowledge, media disclosure and scrutiny.

You gotta wonder about this mysterious “Doomsday Seed Vault” buried deep within the Arctic. What precisely are they planning for? Obviously, they are planning for a “post catastrophe or post second Holocaust” world and perhaps not even one born of a natural disaster but one carried out with deliberate intent. Humans can voluntarily reject a lot of things but they cannot reject ingesting water and food or they will die.

Giving the government, its mad scientists and corporatist lackeys monopolistic control over the world’s food supplies and water is a recipe for human disaster. The probability of the occurrence of a single event or series of events that substantially reduces human population is magnified exponentially when one understands the ideological roots of the Malthusian enthusiasts and their vast and unaccountable powers.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Liberal Racists Freak Out and Accuse 2nd Amendment of Being Racist

Of all the lying, devious and incomprehensible nonsense being uttered after the Sandy Hook tragedy, none are more blatantly and overtly racist than the verbal vomit gushing from liberal anti-liberty websites, news sites and blogs. If anything, liberals are once again proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that they believe that African Americans aren't worthy of constitutional rights nor are they worthy of the right to defend themselves and their families against violent predators. To avoid the issue of the right to bear arms, anti-gun liberals are attempting to concoct a hideously false paradigm that the 2nd amendment itself is racist and was specifically added to the bill of rights to guarantee the perpetuation of slavery.

The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery
The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote.
What liberals fail to grasp or even acknowledge about the Constitution and the Bill of rights in particular is that the Bill of Rights was added as specific prohibitions against federal powers to encroach on state powers.   Gun rights and the right to bear arms were so sacrosanct that they were one of numerous reasons for the  American Revolution because the British did indeed disarm Americans.

If you thought Sandy Hook was bad, the British massacres of disarmed colonists were far worse
The first incident that foreshadowed the brutality that was to come occurred on March 5, 1770, in Massachusetts. Labeled the "Incident on King Street," American patriots called it the Boston Massacre....

The first shots of the war were fired between arms-bearing colonial militiamen and British regulars at the battles of Lexington and Concord, in Massachusetts, in which the colonial militia gained the upper hand. The battles did little to the British, however, except strengthen their resolve.

Shortly after the battles British Gen. Thomas Gage, the military governor of Massachusetts and commander-in-chief of the roughly 3,000 British military forces garrisoned in Boston, was ordered to disarm the rebels, who were known to have hidden weapons around Concord, and to imprison the leaders of the rebellion.
Precisely because the British attempted to disarm the people, Americans greatly feared a powerful centralized government and demanded that the powers of the American federal government be specific, limited and clearly enumerated.

Founding father George Mason said:
I ask, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.

Similar statements were made by Founders James Madison and Richard Henry Lee. Mason worried that someday only a privileged class of men would bear arms, resulting in tyranny.

Mason also said: “the best and most effectual way to enslave” a nation is “to disarm the people.
Gun rights are so critically important as a natural right that they are enshrined in the constitutions of all 50 states, here.

For a freaking anti-gun liberal to unequivocally assert that the right to bear arms was based purely on slavery proves their utter contempt for African Americans, their lives and the lives of their families.  What is true, however, is that gun control itself is deeply rooted in racism.

Racist Origins of Gun Control and the War on Drugs
The KKK began as a gun-control organization. Before the Civil War, blacks were never allowed to own guns. During the Civil War, blacks kept guns for the first time – either they served in the Union army and they were allowed to keep their guns, or they buy guns on the open market where for the first time there’s hundreds of thousands of guns flooding the marketplace after the war ends. So they arm up because they know who they’re dealing with in the South. White racists do things like pass laws to disarm them, but that’s not really going to work. So they form these racist posses all over the South to go out at night in large groups to terrorize blacks and take those guns away. If blacks were disarmed, they couldn’t fight back.....

The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership—and regulated it. And no group has more fiercely advocated the right to bear loaded weapons in public than the Black Panthers—the true pioneers of the modern pro-gun movement. In the battle over gun rights in America, both sides have distorted history and the law, and there’s no resolution in sight.
Not only are racist anti-gun and anti-natural rights liberals ferociously committed to disarming African Americans, they've built a  monstrous web of anti-natural rights laws to guarantee that African Americans will forever remain unarmed and defenseless. Draconian victimless laws specifically target African Americans and ensnare them in a judicial systems that perpetuates convictions and imprisonment for victimless crimes which, of course, permanently deprives them of their right to bear arms.

However, the racist liberals remain persistent and invoke their hero, Franklin D. Roosevelt, as the poster boy for unfinished gun control.

Franklin Roosevelt: The Father of Gun Control
Gun control is one of the great pieces of unfinished business for the Democratic Party....

Roosevelt’s original proposal for what would become the National Firearms Act of 1934, the first federal gun control law, sought to tax all firearms and establish a national registry of guns. When gun owners objected, Congress scaled down FDR’s proposal to allow only for a restrictive tax on machine guns and sawed-off shotguns, which were thought to be gangster weapons with no usefulness for self-defense.

Congress watered down FDR’s bill because of concerns about maintaining the right of people in rural communities, where there was little police presence, to have handguns for protection—not because of the Second Amendment.
Liberals worship FDR because, among other things, FDR and his NY bankster friends were instrumental in funding and arming the rise of Hitler and Nazism that created WW II and vaporized 50-60 million folks according to the most conservatives estimates of WW II death tolls.

Liberals and the Democratic Party are the Party of Death.  Who got us involved in WW I, WW II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Balkan Wars?  All liberal, progressive Democrats - Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson and Bill Clinton.

When it comes to the Party of Death, the Republicans have gladly joined the Democrats and progressives in their lust for devastating and perpetual wars.  The only reason the Republican Party lamely supports the 2nd amendment is because the Republican base consists of avid and determined 2nd amendment advocates.

Meanwhile, liberals continue to opine for the right of the government to kill defenseless folks and anybody else that it perceives as an enemy of the state.  Moreover, liberals adhere to the theory that you have a duty to die when confronted by a violent predator or government official.

A retired Pulitzer Prize winning Democrat journalist for the Des Moines Register actually called for the deaths and/or executions of gun owners in a rant that included declaring the NRA a terrorist organization and repealing the 2nd amendment.

Kaul: Nation needs a new agenda on guns
Repeal the Second Amendment...

Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal...

Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.
Now that's so liberal, so progressive and so Democratic.  If the Democrats declare you expendable then by golly you are expendable.

If I was African American, I'd be heading straight to the reddest of red states where I'd know that I would absolutely have the right to defending myself and my family against violent predators.  In liberal states, African Americans are sitting ducks.

One final note:  The Black Panthers were absolutely right in their assertion that the government doesn't want African Americans to ever be armed.

America's Porker Kids and the Government that Subsidizes their Obesity and Diseases

Much is being written about the epidemic of America's fat kids.  It's a real tragedy because many of these kids become insulin dependent at very early ages as a result of the food that they consume.  They are also acquiring a lot of serious health problems.

Wow—Obese Kids’ Health Is Much Worse Than We Thought
A large new study finds more health problems for very overweight children in childhood—not just later in life.

We all know the number of American kids who are overweight or obese is at a scandalous rate (childhood obesity rates doubled between 1988 and 2006). But most of us might assume that the really bad health consequences of being very overweight will come later, in adulthood, when numbers for the big killers—heart disease, stroke, and diabetes—peak. And while that is true, there’s now new research showing a much bigger effect of excess weight on kids’ health when they are young.

The new study, which appeared in Academic Pediatrics, was led by Neal Halfon, MD, MPH, director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, in Los Angeles. The research looked at over 43,000 kids ages 10 to 17 around the country and asked about kids’ health issues like asthma, diabetes, and pain, as well as developmental and behavioral issues.
Kids are eating high calorie, low nutrition diets that primarily consist of simple carbohydrates, sugar, corn syrup, fats, sodium, processed foods and GMO foods. Much of what kids eat in the schools is taxpayer funded garbage.  Additionally, much of what is spent on the food stamp programs to feed the poor goes to very unhealthy junk food because subsidizing corporate profits of Big Food trumps a sound nutritional diet.  Even more horrifying is that Migration Information reported that schools actually sell advertising to junk food purveyors by signing “"pouring rights" contracts that permit snack and soft drink companies to advertise to children on school vending machines, scoreboards, book covers, t-shirts, and news programs shown on televisions in the classroom., here.

Only in America do we kill our kids for profit and do it with our tax dollars!!

Type II diabetes is attributable to lifestyle choices, obesity and is considered a lifestyle disease.  It's on the rise in America's children and at an alarming rate.

The Increase of Obesity & Diabetes in Children
In many cases, obesity and diabetes go hand in hand. Diabetes and obesity in children is on the rise....

Children are exposed to several types of instant gratification with foods throughout the day, notes Keep Kids Healthy. Aside from vending machines, unhealthy snacks may also available to students in the cafeteria at school. Some school cafeterias offer a la carte items where the child can create his own lunch with junk food and processed food rather than choosing a healthy pre-planned menu option.
Why are America's kids so unhealthy, fat, sick and diabetic from bad food?  Because the government subsidizes the deadly poison that children consume.  In many ways, it's a double special interest profit center.  Sick kids with government financed lifestyle diseases then become highly profitable customers for Big Pharm and its dangerous drugs.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pork and Lipstick on the Republican and Democrat Pigs

Although both Republicans and Democrats are responsible for the fiscal carnage that is destroying America and the middle class, the Republicans are focused on blaming it all on Obama and the Democrats while very conveniently ignoring the fact that Bush and Gang added $5 trillion to the big pile of debt that will absolutely impoverish future generations of America.

Granted, everything that Obama has done has only made the situation a whole lot worse but the same could be said about the Republicans in control during the Bush-Cheney reign of fiscal and foreign policy terror.  The recently passed $50 billion plus Hurricane Sandy relief bill is just another classic pork laden congressional bill that is larded up with so much special interest pork that nobody in Congress evens questions the validity of the spending.

Hurricane Sandy Bill Creates Its Own Disaster
The trouble is that the House had an opportunity to pay for the core $17 billion for disaster assistance — but took a pass.

An amendment offered by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) would have paid for these core provisions with offsetting spending cuts to 1.6 percent of the discretionary budget. But 71 Republicans voted with Democrats to defeat that measure.

“This is truly a shame,” Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson responded. “After all the wrangling on sequestration about reducing the deficit, the moment Congress has a pork-laden bill they refuse to pay for it.”

He said those who refused to pay for the disaster assistance were “hiding behind those most hurt by Hurricane Sandy to facilitate a special interest agenda.”

A claim that is hard to contend with.

Heritage Action noted some of the more egregious pork in the bill: “repairs to the Smithsonian Institution to upgrades to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration airplanes to more funding for the federal government’s epic educational failure known as Head Start, among myriad other extraneous items. The inclusion of $16 billion in wasteful community development funds is also concerning, especially because the Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated it would need a comparatively much smaller $5.2 billion for its ‘unmet needs.’”

Even worse is that more than 94 amendments that might have addressed all this waste were killed by the House Rules Committee, which is run by Republicans.
Why does Congress keep spending money it does't have while running  trillion dollar a year plus deficits that require massive debt?  The short answer is that congress critters are indeed wholly owned subsidiaries of the special interests that fill their campaign coffers.  America is no long a nation "of the people,  by the people and for the people".  America has morphed into hideously fascist statism that exclusively serves special interests and at the top of the pyramid sits defense contractors and banksters.  Unfortunately, America has a long history of doling out special interest pork as eloquently disclosed by Wendy McElroy.

The history of the American pork barrel

The phrase “pork-barrel spending” is said to derive from a practice of antebellum slaveholders; they would give a barrel of salt pork to their slaves, who scrambled and fought with each other for a share. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term acquired its political meaning in the early 1870s. Webster’s traces the American usage back to the turn of the 20th century.

Advocates draw upon two clauses from article 1, section 8 of the United States Constitution for legitimacy.

The first is called the general-welfare clause. It states, “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States.” Pork is said to provide for general welfare, and thus to be permitted by this clause.

The second is the so-called postal clause. It authorizes Congress “to establish post offices and post roads” as a way to expedite interstate communication. This is now construed to give the federal government the power to appropriate money for public works. (The expenses not covered by section 8 were left to the states. The Tenth Amendment later clarified, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution … are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”)

Senator Reid is correct in that pork has been around since the first Congress. Up until the 1980s, however, it was not widespread, and it was often discouraged. Some Founding Fathers were uncomfortable even with the funding of postal roads. In a 1796 letter to James Madison, who is often called the father of the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson argued against the postal clause.

Have you considered all the consequences of your proposition respecting post roads? I view it as a source of boundless patronage to the executive, jobbing to members of Congress & their friends, and a bottomless abyss of public money. You will begin by only appropriating the surplus of the post office revenues; but the other revenues will soon be called into their aid, and it will be a source of eternal scramble among the members, who can get the most money wasted in their State; and they will always get most who are meanest.

The first Congress (1790) authorized pork in the form of $1,500 to complete a lighthouse in Maine, which was then part of Massachusetts. The expenditure had the active support of President George Washington and of Rep. George Thatcher of Massachusetts. On constitutional grounds, however, the same Congress rejected a bill to aid a glass manufacturer. Perhaps the second bill lacked presidential support.

Contrary to Reid’s suggestion, however, pork-barrel spending did not become common practice. The second Congress solidly rejected a cod fishery bill intended to assist New Englanders. The South Carolina representative Hugh Williamson argued that the Constitution had anticipated “the time might come, when, by greater cohesion, by more unanimity, by more address, the representatives of one part of the Union might attempt to impose unequal taxes, or to relieve their constituents at the expense of the people.”

He pointed to constitutional provisions that clearly indicated “Congress might not have the power … to gratify one part of the Union by oppressing another.
The practice of doling out pork, while clearly out of control, was once questioned and debated on constitutional and moral grounds.  These days, there are no such restraints because the Constitution is no longer even relevant and the morality of elected officials is merely a relic of the past.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Oh Shit, What to do with the Shit - the USDA vs. the EPA on Government Control of Dairies

Humans have been composting cow and horse manure for eons because it's the mothers milk of organic fertilizers and a black gold that was once cherished by farmers before dangerous chemical fertilizers became widely used.  However, the USDA and the EPA are apparently embroiled in a turf war over the issue.

EPA threatens Wash. State dairies over manure
But USDA says EPA is full of manure.

“[USDA] criticism of EPA states that the reviewer is ‘…highly skeptical of [EPA conclusions] based on their testing methods, procedures, and interpretations of these recorded throughout the report. The report is filled with considerable errors and calculations and interpretations that “…cannot be scientifically defended to arrive at the stated conclusions’.”
The EPA is attempting to assert control over dairy farms in Washington under the pretext that nature made manure poses a potentially dangerous threat to the water supply.

EPA vs. NRCS: Whom Do You Believe?
EPA issued a 307-page report this past September which claims four Washington State dairies produce "…a considerable amount of nitrogenous organic waste." (Manure to you and me.)

The report generated a proposed EPA Administrative Order on Consent for the dairies to sign. EPA claims it has samples from residential drinking wells located in the area of the farms and has determined that nitrate from the manure "…poses an acute health concern…." EPA claims manure "…is likely to enter an underground source of drinking water and that it may present an eminent and substantial endangerment to the health of persons and that appropriate state and local authorities have not acted to protect the health of such persons…."

The Safe Drinking Water Act is EPA's authority to take these extraordinary actions against dairy farmers. Generally public health and safety issues are left to the states and localities…not EPA. This dispute arises in Yakima County, Washington. Environmental groups issued notices to sue the dairies and EPA, ever vigilant, did the study, entitled Relation Between Nitrate in Water Wells and Potential Sources in the Lower Yakima Valley, Washington.

EPA demands the dairies "expeditiously reduce risk to human health by providing a permanent, safe alternative water supply to residents using private drinking water wells…."

Dairies must also take action dictated by EPA to control all potential sources of nitrogen at the dairies, establish monitoring wells, number and placement to be determined by EPA, and ensure effective manure management - again to be determined by EPA - and have a public relations campaign which assures the public the dairy facility is acting to protect drinking water. Thus, EPA takes over running the dairies!

If Yakima dairy operators do not abide by the proposed consent order EPA says it will exercise any of its authorities under civil, criminal, statutory, regulatory, or common law authority to enforce the provisions of the order.....

Enter NRCS

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of USDA (NRCS) and the Washington State Dairy Federation believe the facts are different than those portrayed by EPA....

NRCS criticism of EPA states that the reviewer is "…highly skeptical of [EPA conclusions] based on their testing methods, procedures, and interpretations of these recorded throughout the report. The report is filled with considerable errors and calculations and interpretations that "…cannot be scientifically defended to arrive at the stated conclusions."

NRCS comments suggest EPA does not know what it is doing and is dangerous. This is sad, given what appears to have been millions of taxpayer dollars spent by EPA to go after four dairy farmers in Washington State....
The creation of the EPA and vesting the agency with draconian totalitarian powers is right out of the Agenda 21 playbook and its only goal is the massive centralization of power to prevent folks and business from producing food and energy while restricting water use without its explicit approval.  In fact, the EPA's own website confirms that the EPA was spawned by Agenda 21 and the UN.

History of Sustainability

History of Sustainability

Creation of EPA and NEPA

In the United States, the first establishment of a national policy for environmental sustainability came in 1969 with the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) whose purpose was to "foster and promote the general welfare, to create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony and fulfill the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations."....

Agenda 21

The Earth Summit was larger not only in the level of participation by the nations of the world, but also in the scope of issues it sought to address. Over 100 heads of state and government attended the Earth Summit and 170 nations sent delegations. As part of the Earth Summit, national leaders had an opportunity to sign international conventions on climate change and biodiversity, a "Declaration of Environment and Development" and an Agenda for the 21st Century (a.k.a. Agenda 21), which sought to establish a concerted effort to educate people about the state of both environment and development, and to assist them to make decisions that lead to sustainability.

Secretary General of UNCED, Maurice Strong, summarized Agenda 21 as, a "program of action for a sustainable future for the human family and a first step towards ensuring that the world will become a more just, secure and prosperous habitat for all humanity."

Agenda 21 called on all countries of the world to undertake a comprehensive process of planning and action to attain sustainability. In addition to global agenda, this document also detailed a role for cities and counties. Chapter 28 of Agenda 21 (known as Local Agenda 21) states: "Local authorities construct, operate and maintain economic, social and environmental infrastructure, oversee planning processes, establish local environmental policies and regulations, and the level of government closest to the people, they play a vital role in educating, mobilizing and responding to the public to promote sustainable development."
The EPA doesn't have to scientifically prove that substances leached from manure actually taints the water supply, the EPA only has to suggest that an unproven and false allegation could possibly taint the water supply.

Agenda 21 is all about control - control over food production, control over farms, control over water, control over businesses, control over all land use, control over energy and even control over the ability of an ordinary citizen to grow food and access water on his own property.

More specifically, Agenda 21 is an implemented plan for massive reductions in the human population.  Without food and water, folks simply die and they die in massive numbers.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Glenn Beck the Phony Libertarian Partners with Theocratic Nazi Dave Barton.

Glenn Beck has always claimed to be a Libertarian and he truly believes that he's leading a Glenn Beck styled Libertarian revolution.  BEWARE!  Benedict Beck and his Beckerheads are NOT Libertarians, patriots, liberty activists or even constitutionalists.

If Glenn Beck is a Libertarian so is George Bush, Dick Cheney, Barack Obama, Sean Hannity, Hush Bimbo and Fox News and we definitely know that none of those turkeys are Libertarians, not even close.

Beck is garnering tons of headlines these days because of his announcement that he's transitioning his organization into a Global Libertarian News Network.

Glenn Beck Relaunching The Blaze As Global Libertarian News Network
Glenn Beck announced plans Tuesday during his online television program to expand the news operation in his media company, The Blaze, and refocus it as a libertarian network, opening three foreign bureaus, debuting a nightly newsmagazine show, and relocating his New York staff to showy new offices.

Beck introduced his ambitious plans by standing in front of a split screen with MSNBC's Chris Matthews on one side and Fox News's Sean Hannity on the other , and bemoaning the fact that cable news has devolved into the "far left [and] far right... yelling at each other."

"We're not gonna play in that crazy space as a network," he said, adding, "I consider myself a libertarian... I'm a lot closer to Penn Jillette than I am to Chuck Hagel." He said over the next 60 days, The Blaze will open three foreign bureaus in cities that are "important to America." He will also relocate his New York staff from their current midtown offices into a building that will "send a very clear message to everyone in New York... it will piss everyone off."
The story grew even more legs when the Dallas Observe posted a piece that went viral and showed up on many alternate media sites and blogs, including some well known neocon sites that are now proclaiming loud and clear that many well known theocon-neocon nutjobs are really Libertarians.

Glenn Beck is Planning a $2 Billion Libertarian Commune in Texas
On his program last night, Beck revealed that his intention to "go Galt" is quite literal, unveiling grandiose plans to create an entirely self-sustaining community called Independence Park that will provide its own food and energy, produce television and film content, host research and development, serve as a marketplace for products and ideas, while also housing a theme park and serving as a residential community.

At the center -- in the middle of the lake that is itself larger than all of Disney Land - Beck (with the help of David Barton) will create a massive "national archive"/learning center where people can send their children to be "deprogrammed" and elected officials can come to learn "the truth."

Does anybody have any earthly idea who David Barton is? Barton is a very powerful and influential theocratic Republican icon in TX where he is revered as practically the Second Coming. I would personally classify Barton as pure concentrated evil. Barton, an Evangelical and Biblical literalist, is a prolific writer of books proclaiming that America's founders fully intended for America to be governed by the Bible. Barton also so despises Thomas Jefferson, the most Libertarian of our founders, that he even wrote a book castigating, demonizing and condemning Jefferson. The Barton book was so loaded with factual errors that its Christian book publisher, Thomas Nelson, pulled it from the shelves.

Anti-Jefferson Book by a TX Warvangelical Pulled from Shelves by Publisher For Inaccuracies
It's a well known fact that some Evangelicals absolutely detest Thomas Jefferson and practically consider him Satanic. Not surprisingly, TX Evangelical David Barton wrote an incendiary book about Thomas Jefferson titled 'The Jefferson Lies' which was published by Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson. Apparently, the publisher decided to fact check Barton's book and learned that is was overflowing with errors....

It's this dangerous Dispensationalism that has spawned the religious right as a powerful and controlling force within the Republican Party. These folks advocate for endless wars and murder, and they are frequently sarcastically dubbed Warvangelicals, theocons and neocons.

Folks who adhere to Dispensationalist theology have literally declared war on Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson is an admitted deist, though he never embraced any particular Christian theology. Above all, Jefferson was much closer to a modern day Libertarian in that he advocated for natural rights and recognized the right of folks to do whatever they want to do and live however they want to live so long as it doesn't infringe on the natural rights of another human being. It's this 'live and let live' philosophy of Jefferson that so incenses the theocrats who seek to be in everybody's bedroom as the religious police and the morality gestapo. They demand the criminalization of every possible human behavior that they don't approve of, including homosexuality. Many of these folks would implement Old Testament justice.

In Texas, Barton and his ilk succeeded in getting the State Board of Education (SBOE) to purge Jefferson from the list of people who were influential in the American Revolution as well as deleting him from the World History curriculum. The TX SBOE affair was so scandalous that Texas was the laughing stock of not only America but the entire world.
Barton and Beck invoking the term 'Libertarianism' is cringe worthy.  Just as the neocon statist fascists hijacked the Tea Party movement and took it over, the neocon Warvangelicals now believes that they can also hijack the Libertarian movement that was spawned by Ron Paul and liberty activists.

Don't fall for it folks.  Beck is a fraud and Barton is a Biblical literalist nutjob who has been so discredited that a Christian book publisher pulled his anti-Jefferson book.  The fact that this pair of Bat Shit Crazies are teaming up as partners under the facade of Libertarianism is a big RED flag.

Neither Beck nor Barton have moved into the liberty camp nor will they ever be Libertarians or constitutionalists.  This ideological 'marriage' of the Mormon Beck and Evangelical Barton is a mating game that is unfit for human liberty.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Meet Bell, CA - America's Shinning Example of Statism on Steroids

Bell, California is one of the poorest cities in California with a population of 38,000 and average per capital income of under $25,000 according to Bloomberg, here. The impoverished city of Bell is 90% Hispanic but Bell made national headlines a few years ago when it went public that it's City Manager earned an annual salary of nearly $800,000.  Bloomberg further reported:
Hundreds of residents of one of the poorest municipalities in Los Angeles County shouted in protest last night as tensions rose over a report that the city’s manager earns an annual salary of almost $800,000.

An overflow crowd packed a City Council meeting in Bell, a mostly Hispanic city of 38,000…

It was the first council meeting since the Los Angeles Times reported July 15 that Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo earns $787,637 -- with annual 12 percent raises -- and that Bell pays its police chief $457,000, more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck makes in a city of 3.8 million people. Bell council members earn almost $100,000 for part-time work.

The city’s personal income was $24,800 per capita in 2008..
As if an $800,000 a year overpaid bureaucrat isn’t bad enough, Reuters reports that the pension costs to taxpayers for this $800,000 a year parasite could top $30 million, here.

Fortunately, the citizen of Bell became justifiably enraged over the government they elected and revolted.  The crimes of Bell's public officials are well known and it appears that they will be prosecuted for their crimes.

Massive corruption case going to trial Huffington Post
Six former officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell go on trial this week in a massive corruption case that nearly bankrupted the Los Angeles suburb.

The former mayor and vice mayor and four former City Council members are charged with misappropriation of public funds in a 20-count felony complaint.

Prosecutors claim they looted the city's treasury in order to pay themselves exorbitant salaries. The complaint says sham commissions were created to enrich the defendants.

Two major figures in the scam are not part of this trial. Former City Manager Robert Rizzo and Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia are scheduled to be tried separately. They have been accused of making millions while hiking taxes and fees for residents in the modest, blue-collar suburb where many live in poverty....

Defense attorneys had argued that the council members earned their salaries, working full time on the city's behalf, not only attending monthly council meetings but taking part in community projects that benefited low-income people, the aged and numerous others.

Prosecutors contend that Rizzo had an annual salary and compensation package worth $1.5 million and masterminded a scheme to loot the city of Bell of more than $6 million. His assistant city manager, Spaccia, was paid $376,288 a year.

Council members drew salaries of about $100,000 a year, which Hall said was about 20 times more than they were entitled to make.

The six defendants are expected to claim they worked hard for the city and were unaware of Rizzo's financial manipulations. Those set to go on trial Tuesday are former Mayor Oscar Hernandez, former vice mayor Teresa Jacobo and former council members George Mirabal, George Cole, Victor Bello and Luis Artiga.

Testimony at the trial is expected to focus on the creation of sham boards and commissions such as the city's Surplus Property Authority which met a handful of times between 2005 and 2010 and never for more than a minute or two. Hall calculated that resulted in council members being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars an hour for sitting on the authority's board.

He said the city's Solid Waste and Recycling Authority was never legally created and, in any case, met only one time in 2006 -- to vote its members a pay raise.

"It was a sham agency," said the judge.

Former District Attorney Steve Cooley, who filed the Bell corruption cases, said more than $5.5 million was taken from the city coffers.
Even if the public officials are prosecuted, convicted and sent to prison, that won't be the end of Bell's problems.  The city had issued $35 million in bonds and that debt will continue to be a burden on the impoverished Bell taxpayers. The LA Times reported, here:
The small and cash-strapped city of Bell is on the hook for a $35-million bond debt that voters didn't approve — and that the city can't afford to pay off, The Times has learned.

The debt, which Bell took on three years ago to buy land near the 710 Freeway, is more than twice the size of Bell's annual operating budget. Come November, the city could lose the land to foreclosure.
The misery of public corruption doesn't end when the corrupt politicians are brought to justice.  They leave a very long trail of financial burdens that taxpayers will be sorting out for many years.

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