Israeli military rejects Gaza abuse claims, cnn.com, Mar 30 ‘09
“The [UN] report said investigators had documented and verified reports of violations “too numerous to list.””
Sudan leader’s Qatar visit risks his arrest on war crimes, cnn.com, Mar 29 ‘09
“…Sudan refuses to recognize the legitimacy of the ICC, …. Al-Bashir has called the charges an attempt by Western powers to recolonize Sudan.
“The court accuses al-Bashir of complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity in his government’s campaign against rebels in Darfur, ….
“Qatar had been mediating talks…
Reports: Cyberspy network targets governments, cnn.com, Mar 29 ‘09
“…Computers — including machines at NATO, governments and embassies — are infected with software that lets attackers gain complete control of them, according to the reports. One was issued by the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for International Studies in conjunction with the Ottawa, Canada-based think tank The SecDev Group; the second came from the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.
G20 Protests and Summit
Riot police storm G20 protesters’ squats amid fears of fresh violence in City of London, www.dailymail.co.uk, April 2 ‘09
Michelle Obama breaks royal protocol by giving the Queen a hug,
dailymail.co.uk, April 2 ‘09
In addition to heads of state and prime ministers, the group photo includes representatives of unelected global or regional institutions, which gives shape to the emerging world government:
“…Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade Organisation; Abhisit Vejjajiva, chair of Asean and Prime Minister of Thailand; … Mirek Topolanek, President of the European Council;Professor Mario Draghi, chairman of the Financial Stability Forum; Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank … Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission; Meles Zenawi, chair of Nepad and Prime Minister of Ethiopia…. “
Love and hate: Brown and Obama enjoy a very special relationship… but man dies as violence explodes on the streets, www.dailymail.co.uk, April 2 ‘09
“…Mr Sarkozy and Mrs Merkel want a more stringent crackdown on tax havens, hedge fund regulation, banking transparency and City bonuses …will walk away unless world leaders agree a tough ‘new architecture’ for global financial regulation …
“Hours earlier an equally historic deal was struck between Russia and the U.S. to cut their nuclear arsenals… they will seek to cut the number of ‘operationally deployed’ – or ready to fire – nuclear weapons from 2,200 to between 1,500 and 1,700 warheads each. [Still so many!]…
“Last night it appeared the G20 communique would include … regulation of hedge funds for the first time; a new oversight board to monitor the international financial system; an agreement to end the era of banking secrecy [i.e. customer privacy], to disavow protectionism and to boost the resources of the International Monetary Fund… “
“[Re. tax havens,] Mr Sarkozy fears that the Chinese do not want regulation of Hong Kong and Macau – and will be indulged because Mr Obama and Mr Brown want them to put tens of billions more into the IMF to help struggling nations… “
“[Obama: ] ‘The notion that somehow there are those pushing for regulation and those resisting regulation is belied by the facts,‘ he said.”
The main leaders are all share the same power ideology and are pushing for totalitarian “regulation” of the world’s monetary system – just like the U.S. government did domestically.
They want to blame markets and the decisions of ordinary people, and not their own class who created the central banking and monetary system (which created the credit bubble), encouraged inappropriate investments and then carried out bail-outs with our taxes. These same people who inflate our currency and redistribute our wealth to banks, are going to redistribute even more of our remaining wealth to international banking institutions.
The protesters unfortunately in many cases don’t know what they’re protesting. The word “capitalism” has a double meaning. If it refers to the system that exists, it is actually a system of income tax, central banking, centralization, planned economy, government education, etc. (planks of the communist manifesto) as well as fascist integration of government and industry, imperialism, war profiteering and propaganda. However, many associate the word “capitalism” with a good thing – the ideal of free enterprise. But the concept of free enterprise is being unjustly blamed for what this feudal-communist-fascist system has done.
The protesters are not the problem. There is much to protest, but I’m disappointed there is so little common understanding. Do the protesters want more regulation from the same people who caused the problem? They’re going to get it! More restrictions on our lives. Even worse, if some of them really want more climate change “action”, they’re going to get that too! Anything that weakens the position of ordinary people with respect to property rights, personal independence and freedom – so that we can’t stand up against this system.
You need to step outside the left-right paradigm which is a make-believe conflict. “Left” and “right” are two arms of the same monster. The staged arguments between “left” and “right” – such as the Cold War, or liberal vs. conservative, or Republican vs. Democrat – all of this blinds us and helps bring about the establishment’s goal of a global totalitarian state.
We’re born into this system as it progresses and we’re used to it, so we don’t see right away how awful the current system is that we have to live with (we chant the slogans about our “freedoms” ). But the legislation in Canada and Ontario for example is becoming ever more totalitarian. More and more areas of our lives are encroached upon, more powers are granted to governments in the name of “terrorism”, “global warming”, “hate”, health, education, drugs, sustainability, and so on, in order to diminish individual rights.
April 2nd, 2009