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Prince Harry on safari in Afghanistan (Killing people)

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By Thomás O Cléirigh

Prince Harry on safari in Afghanistan (Killing people)

This pompous ass, looks like he is having a great time in his Apache Killing Machine, too bad the people he is killing don’t have the means to fight back and shoot down his royal ass from the sky!

I doubt his mother would be proud of his so called heroic war efforts though!

Murder is murder you Pr**k!


Political analyst Mohammad Daoud Abedi says British Prince Harry’s ‘hunting
Afghans from the air’ during his Afghan mission in the southern province of
Helmand bears no resemblance to the way a member of a royal family ought to act.
The comment comes as Prince Harry, the third-in-line to the UK’s throne, has
acknowledged and justified killing Afghan people during his most recent
deployment in the war-torn nation. The 28 year-old prince has just finished his
five-month second tour of duty in Afghanistan. He said he fired at Afghans from
an Apache attack helicopter. Harry revealed this in an interview before he left
Afghanistan on Monday. He was seeking to justify his hostility towards Afghans
while on duty in the southern province of Helmand. The prince is back home after
a five-month tour of Afghanistan as an Apache pilot gunner. Press TV has
conducted an interview with Mohammad Daoud Abedi, the chairman of the Afghan
Nation Peace Council in London to further discuss the issue.( Source below)


NATO Preps Civil War in Afghanistan

The big three who can help save Afghanistan … As its forces withdraw, Nato should not be afraid to seek help from Russia, India and Iran, says Shashank Joshi  … Exactly 11 years ago, with the wounds of 9/11 still fresh, the United States and Britain invaded Afghanistan. They arrived in anger, collected allies along the way, and grew in ambition. Today that anger has faded, those allies depleted, and their ambition exhausted … There is no easy solution, but Nato should not be afraid to ask for help. – UK Telegraph

Dominant Social Theme: We need help and should ask our friends. We only want peace for Afghanistan.

Free-Market News: According to this UK Telegraph columnist, India, Iran and Russia should be approached about supporting Kabul in its attempts to maintain a centralized government in Afghanistan.

This is nothing more than a recipe for a civil war, however, and is line with other NATO and US efforts to maintain “stability” in the region.  What is never mentioned about current efforts and what the mainstream media never probes is the actual composition of the army being set up in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan is made up of Pashtuns and other minorities that have been traditionally confrontational. It is the Pashtuns versus all the rest…………………………

full article at source: http://www.thedailybell.com/28130/NATO-Preps-Civil-War-in-Afghanistan


Afghan Desperation of IMF Elites (The Daily Bell)

Monday, June 20, 2011 – by Staff Report


How the IMF might save Afghanistan from its leaders … The International Monetary Fund used to be hated, blamed for the privatisation programmes it imposed across the world in exchange for loans. Then it spent a decade in relative obscurity. Now, as countries like Greece are forced to beg for loans, the Bretton Woods institution has again become a popular bogeyman. Every Greek protester thinks that all would be well if only their government… told the IMF where to go. – UK Spectator/Daniel Korski

Dominant Social Theme: War has not civilized these Afghan tribes; maybe the IMF can.

Free-Market Analysis: This article in the British neo-con Spectator magazine caught our eye because it made the case that the IMF could do the job that a million-man Western army had not been able to do – “civilize” the Afghan Pashtuns by building up a Western-style state around them. Ironically, we had no idea who the author was. When we searched the web to find out the background of Daniel Korski, we came up with this from a bio posted at the European Council on Foreign Relations:

Daniel Korski joined the European Council on Foreign Relations as a Senior Policy Fellow in October 2007. Previously, he was a Senior Adviser in the U.S State Department, a position he was seconded to by the British Government. He spent the first quarter of 2007 in Basra in southern Iraq as Head of the UK/US Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). Prior to his US posting, Daniel was the Deputy Head of the UK’s Post-Conflict Reconstruction Unit (PCRU), an inter-departmental organization set-up up by the Ministry of Defense, the Foreign Office and Department for International Development. Daniel has also worked in Afghanistan as a Policy Adviser to the Minister for Counter-Narcotics. He remains a Special Adviser to the U.S Project on National Security Reform.

Though we could not find his full bio on the Spectator site itself, the European Council on Foreign Relations explains that he blogs for Spectator, so we are fairly sure that this bio provides us with his background. It is a truly remarkable article, presenting the idea of the IMF and the current baking environment as the ultimate civilizing influences.

How does he arrive at such a startling conclusion? He explains that the IMF, which he calls hard-nosed and unsentimental, provides exactly what is needed to “save governments from themselves.” In making this statement, he avoids mentioning the World Bank that does a good job of providing these countries with the loans that the IMF later has to ameliorate

see full article at source here :http://www.thedailybell.com/2517/Afghan-Desperation-of-IMF-Elites

If Yemen Falls, so Does the Dollar Reserve?

Anthony Wile

How is it that the world’s fortunes hang on the life or death of a murderous thug that the US has been supporting for 30 years? And why, in fact, if Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is so important, isn’t it common knowledge? Saleh was wounded yesterday when opposition forces blew up his palace. But as I’ll discuss, below, there’s more to the story. (Isn’t there always?)

In my opinion, this story is so big it should be on the front pages of the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal: “US dollar hegemony hangs in the balance.” Or how’s this: “Future of the world’s monetary system to be decided in Yemen’s Sana, the city built inside the mouth of an extinct volcano.”

How can one silly, little and desperately poor country full of people in ankle-length white robes be in the position to take down the Anglo-American empire?

First, context. It hasn’t been a good year for the West’s power elite. Yemen is only one country in tumult. Other countries verging on civil war are Bahrain and Syria. (Libya is already convulsed.) But in fact there are hundreds of places in the Middle East, Africa and Europe now where people are demonstrating and marching – or fighting with various levels of efficiency and organization.

In Afghanistan, the Obama administration is said to be desperately searching for Mullah Omar, the one-eyed leader of the Taliban, now and again reported dead or missing. US officials, in turn, wish to find Omar so that they can work out a deal where the US declares victory and Omar retains the territory. Some victory.

Libya is currently in a stalemate; China is Pakistan’s new best friend; Pakistan’s generals are again denying what Ms. Hillary Clinton – US Secretary of State – said only a week ago, that the Pakistan army was about to launch a significant attack against the Pashtun/Taliban. It’s not true, the generals say.

Meanwhile, Egypt’s youths sleep on the streets; Tunisian youth are no happier; Iran is gaining considerable regional influence because of the “color revolutions” that the CIA apparently triggered. Even the Palestinians are resurgent.

The Arab Awakening is truly a regional if not global phenomenon. Of course, we have our own name for it: The Internet Reformation. It’s really the same thing. Just as the Gutenberg press spawned the Renaissance and Reformation, so the Internet has now spawned a truly significant social convulsion. The world will never be the same. And of course, dear reader, no one’s really noticed. We have. (We read history, and so do you.)

America’s CIA-sponsored AYM youth movements were behind the initial color revolutions. But notice how the mainstream press has stopped celebrating them. Perhaps they haven’t worked out as planned. In fact, things don’t look pretty for the West. Either Western elites are encouraging a series of Arab Islamic Republics (so as to buttress what seems to be an essentially phony “war on terror“) or they are trying to create controllable regulatory democracies that will likely be run by dependable militaries with a constitutional façade. Neither of these options looks to be feasible in the near term.

Alternatively, the West seeks generalized chaos for some reason – or, more intriguingly, it has simply lost control of the situation. As we’ve stated before, Yemen is important because it may well indicate how much control the West actually has over the Arab Awakening. So far, what’s been most apparent is dithering. The West hasn’t shown a firm hand. There are reasons why.

Yemen may be spinning out of Western control. After Saleh was wounded, he was quoted as saying, “I salute our armed forces and the security forces for standing up firmly to confront this challenge by an outlaw gang that has nothing to do with the so-called youth revolution.” It’s interesting that the words Saleh used were “outlaw gang” as the tribal opposition to his rule denied making the attack. Apparently, it was what one might call “an inside job.”

That means that individuals nominally allied with Saleh tried to knock him off. And why not? He is a thoroughly despicable man. He has ruled Yemen for about 30 years through a mixture of truculence and torture; like Gaddaffi, his favorite method of staying in power is one of “divide and conquer” in which he set various tribes against each other.

Yup … Yemen is another “tribal backwater” like Afghanistan – a place where the Anglo-American elite (exaggeratedly) has no interest. It is like a kid kicking a stone past the house of a pretty girl. He just happened along the way … and thus the US just “happened’ into Afghanistan and Iraq. In fact, the US is intensely interested – mesmerized in a kind of Ted Bundy (bad) way.

How seriously does the Anglo-American empire take Afghanistan (as a speed-bump on the way to world government)? Try, probably, say … US$2 trillion in expenditures, thousands killed and tens of thousands wounded. True the total all-in cost hasn’t been as much as Vietnam (50,000 dead and 500,000 wounded) but there’s considerable evidence that the US has been undercounting the dead and wounded through a variety of manipulations.

Yemen has never presented the kind of problems as Afghanistan. In part that’s because Yemen is even more difficult to subdue militarily than the stiff-necked Pashtun Taliban. The West has wanted as little to do with Yemen as possible (outside of controlling the coastline). Here’s a description of Yemen by Paul Herman of the New Zealand Post in a recent article entitled “Cry, cry and cry again for my beloved Yemen.”

So now my beloved Yemen is on the verge of going up in flames, on the verge of a cataclysmic civil war. I say “my beloved” because I had such an extraordinary time there on an Intrepid Journey a few years back Not a lot of people actually know where Yemen is. I don’t think I really did until I checked a map before we went there. It is essentially the bottom left portion of the Arabian Peninsula. And what I certainly didn’t realise about the entire Arabian Peninsula is that a massive mountain range runs north to south down its western side, sloping down eventually to the Red Sea.

In fact, the Saudis move their capital up to the mountains, to Taif, during the ferocious Arabian summers. The Yemeni capital Sana’a sits in this same mountain range. The thing about Yemen is the architecture. There is nothing like it in the world. They seem to have engineering in their genes. They built skyscrapers when no one was doing it.

Osama Bin Laden’s father, who got rich building roads in Saudi Arabia, was Yemeni. He got so rich he rebuilt the mosque at Mecca with his own money. Old Man bin Laden came from one of the most spectacular parts of the world I have ever seen, the Wadi Hadromaut. It is probably as vast and as breathtaking as the Grand Canyon. And all through this great and ancient valley are villages perched on high, impossible sites, above steep cliffs, and you look at them and marvel because they have been there hundreds and hundreds of years.

How in God’s name did they do that, you find yourself asking time and again, round every corner. It’s the same through the entire country, especially in that great mountain range, villages with slim, square buildings six or seven storeys on the most unreachable ridges and peaks. And, of course, that was the point. Defensively, they are brilliantly sited. The truth is, neither the Turks – of whom there are still some 10,000 in Yemen – nor the British ever really conquered anywhere but the Yemeni coast. You couldn’t get near those mountain villages. The Yemenis simply rolled great rocks down on you.

As Afghanistan is the key to Middle Asia, so Yemen is the key to “Arabia.” The tribes of Oman and the Arab Emirates flowed out of Yemen. The Saud family came from Yemen apparently. And today Yemen is no less important than before in terms of the Great Game. It is perched on the edge of one of the most important waterways in the world and fronts the soft underbelly of Saudi Arabia – the part where many of the most profitable oil wells are located.

Yemen is formidable, and strangely important. But because of the mountains, because of the tribes, because of the weaponry (three rifles for every Yemeni), because boys are expected to be proficient with weapons from an early age, Yemen has not been high on the list of the Anglosphere’s “civilizing” influences.

Ironically, the Yemenis are very similar culturally to the Somalis – from the same Somalia that Western newscasters like to call a failed state. (A failed state is any country that stands in the way of the West’s dash toward One World Government.)

What Western mainstream media isn’t bothering to report, however, is that the Anglo-American power elite could already have done away with Saleh if it wanted to. He’s their man and has been for all of his violent existence. It is reprehensible that that Western elites would rather let Yemen drift into civil war than cease to support Saleh. There have been no moves made in the UN to put pressure on Saleh, no sanctions – only apparently regular ammo and tear gas refills, which he has used to slaughter hundreds of Yemenis.

The Western elites have not moved to do away with Saleh because they cannot apparently find a thug to put in his place that will garner a modicum of tribal support. The result of all this is growing antipathy. Possibly, because Yemen is another funny “impoverished backwater,” the US has handled the Yemen very badly. The whole country is inflamed. Saleh, now wounded, will likely never get his power back and the chances that the CIA will have the opportunity to create a new Saleh are growing slimmer by the minute.

The Saudis worked desperately to move Saleh out of power. It is easy to see why now; that was their leverage. But now the nightmare scenario has occurred: increasingly the Saudis are perceived as propping Saleh up (which they are doing actually by not removing him). Ultimately all this returns to the US and the Pentagon, which in turn does the bidding of the City of London. So, here is the answer to the question asked at the beginning of this article. The answer is …


The corrupt and vicious Saudi regime lies at the heart of Money Power. Without Saudi willingness to support the continued dollar-oil exchange (forcing the rest of the world to hold dollars) the dollar reserve currency system fails.

The current system was put in place in the 1940s, but it was elaborated on in 1971, when the US severed the last link between gold and the dollar and substituted oil. How did the Anglosphere elites manage this trick? Using Mao’s observation: “power springs from the barrel of a gun.”

The Saudis were willing accomplices, but in reality they didn’t have a choice. The world’s economy, when you come down to it, is a product of American military force. Use the dollar to buy oil or else … But if the US and Saudi Arabia cannot control the spiraling disaster in Yemen, the next stop on the revolutionary train is Bahrain. And after that … Saudi Arabia. And THIS time, events will not be easily salvageable. The Internet has educated the Arab world about its history.

If the Anglosphere elites had only used their tremendous industrial and monetary advantages to build a free-market instead of a phony one (disguised as a free one)! But the elites chose to propagate a central banking economy in order to chase after world government. Now they are in danger of losing the dollar reserve (GOOD!), which will deal a terrible blow to Western central banking and perhaps end up with the creation of an entirely new (and uncontrollable) currency. Anyway, if Saudi Arabia falls, the dominoes may simply keep tumbling. Who pays any attention to funny little countries like Yemen anyway?

SOURCE: http://www.thedailybell.com/2443/If-Yemen-Falls-so-Does-the-Dollar-Reserve.html

“The Kill Team” A platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

All this has happened on Obama’s watch and I for one do not welcome him to our country. Murder is murder no matter who is committing it whether it’s Gaddafi in Libya or Obama in Afghanistan we must stand up to evil. The US solders responsible must be brought to justice Obama is due to visit Ireland in May and I now think this invitation should be withdrawn he is no better than Gadaffi.I will be writing to our government and I will be asking them to withdraw his invitation. This is sickening, how can human beings do this sort of thing to each other ?God help us !

Follow link to view photos 


Warning these photos are extremely graphic and disturbing

source: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/photos/the-kill-team-photos-20110327/0602176

Wikileaks Afghanistan, US death squads, drones + local civilian

US Death squads killing in the name of who???

Afghan depositors assail bank

Angry Afghan depositors assail bank

Looking at this video clip I am immediately struck with the questions of whether the directors of the Anglo Irish Bank and the other bailed out banks Directors have engaged in shipping off funds to other jurisdictions and what if any investigations have been carried out.
Why are the assets of these corrupt Directors not been frozen?
Must things get a whole lot worse before the Irish public demand action?
Wait until the derivatives bubble bursts then the Sh** will hit the fan!
Big time

Michael D looks in !

Dear Friends

As we move into these last sunny days of May, I hope you are making the most of it and perhaps planning to attend some of the festivals across the country this summer, like the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival 11-20 June where I will be reading poetry or the Galway Arts Festival 12-25 July.

Over the last weeks I questioned the government’s priority of debating the criminality of beggars or otherwise in the criminal justice bill as we face this deep recession.


I also called on the government to follow its own policy and make sure trade is fair for developing countries.

The Labour Party highlighted the dismal protection our society affords children and we called again for a constitutional amendment to finally bring redress



As regards Afghanistan, I said that seven Irish soldiers is seven too many and called for complete withdrawal.


Finally, I welcomed Today FMs gift grub and Ian Dempsey’s breakfast show to Galway where poetry was read and songs sung.


Feel free to look me up on http://www.labour.ie, on twitter or on facebook. As before, if you would like to be removed from this newsletter please reply to this email to that effect!

With best wishes

Michael D

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