Friday, December 29, 2017

Jim Rickards: The C.I.A. Told Me The U.S. Will Attack North Korea BY MARCH

Jim Rickards: The C.I.A. Told Me The U.S. Will Attack North Korea BY MARCH, 2018

by Jim Rickards via Daily Reckoning

Bitcoin, stock bubbles, gold, Fed interest rate decisions, global recovery, and emerging markets debt problems dominate financial discussions today.

Which of these is the most important?
The answer is, ‘none of the above’.

The most important financial or geopolitical issue in the world today is a coming war between the U.S. and North Korea, probably in the next twelve weeks.

How can I be so sure about the timing? The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency told me.
In a private conclave in Washington DC on October 20, 2017, CIA Director Mike Pompeo told a small think tank group (including me) that it would be imprudent to assume it would take North Korea more than ‘five months’ to have a reliable arsenal of nuclear-armed ICBM missiles. These could strike U.S. cities and kill millions of Americans.

Five months from October 20, 2017 is March 20, 2018. That’s an outside date but the war will likely begin before then.
That would create an element of surprise — and avoid the surprise of a faster than expected deployment of strategic weapons by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Why can’t the U.S. just live with a nuclear
armed North Korea?
We managed to live with a nuclear armed Russia and China during the Cold War.
We relied on deterrence, containment, sanctions, diplomacy, and eventually arms treaties to avoid a nuclear war. Why not do the same with Kim?
President Trump’s National Security Advisor, General H. R. McMaster answered that question at our Washington conclave also.
He said acceptance of a nuclear-armed North Korea is ‘unacceptable’. The U.S. will stop North Korea from acquiring its nuclear capability in the first place rather than learning to live it.
The reasons for this are many. None of the other nuclear-armed powers ever threatened to attack the United States unless attacked first.
North Korea has threatened to attack and destroy the U.S. many times. The best approach for dealing with threats from dictators is to take them at their word.
Adolph Hitler told the world in the 1920s that he would unite Germany, conquer Europe and kill Jews. He did so in the 1930s and 1940s.
Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States in 1996 and again in 1998. In 2001 he attacked New York and Washington and left thousands of Americans dead in Manhattan, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
When Kim Jong Un says he will attack the United States with nuclear weapons, it is reckless to believe otherwise.
Other consequences of a nuclear-armed North Korea include the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Japan and South Korea (for defensive reasons), and Iran (for offensive reasons, using technology provided by North Korea).
Once Iran has nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Turkey will follow. In short, a nuclear-armed North Korea leads quickly to nuclear weapons in six other countries, many mutually hostile to each other and the U.S.
That kind of proliferation exponentially increases the odds of a nuclear war between one or more of these countries sooner than later.
That’s one more reason to draw a line in the sand and not allow North Korea to have nukes in the first place.
Is Kim Jong Un crazy?
The U.S intelligence community does not believe so. They estimate that Kim is a rational actor, albeit rational within his own limited field of vision.
Kim saw that Libyan leader Qaddafi gave up his nuclear weapons. Libya was then invaded by NATO, and Qaddafi was killed.
Iraq’s Saddam Hussein had a nuclear weapons program in the 1980s, which he gave up after the first Gulf War. Years later a U.S. coalition invaded Iraq and Saddam was hanged.
Ukraine gave up nuclear weapons it acquired after the break-up of the former Soviet Union. Later Russia invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea and occupied parts of Eastern Ukraine.
Iran has a nuclear weapons program that it has not given up. The mullahs who rule Iran are still standing.
The lesson for Kim is clear. If you give up nuclear weapons, the West will invade you and kill you. If you keep your nuclear weapons, the West will leave you alone.
Therefore, Kim feels safer with his nuclear weapons than without. That’s not crazy; its prima facie rational based on the evidence. Kim will continue his weapons program.
Is Kim posturing just to get sanctions relief? No. Kim could have sanctions relief at any time with a phone call to Washington. He just has to discontinue his weapons programs.
Kim does not have to go to such great lengths including an H-bomb test, ICBM tests, and development of nuclear-armed submarines just to get sanctions relief. He’s in ‘breakout’ mode and going for a robust nuclear weapons capability.
Doesn’t Kim understand the damage he will
suffer if the U.S. attacks?
In the first place, Kim believes we’re bluffing. He bases that partly on Obama’s failed ‘red line’ on Syrian use of chemical and biological weapons.
Syria used the weapons anyway, and Obama did nothing. Kim took notes. He believes the U.S. is a paper tiger.
Will China help the U.S. assassinate Kim and force regime change in North Korea? The answer is no. China does not want to destabilize North Korea because they fear a flood of refugees into China.
They also fear a reunification of the Korean peninsula on terms favourable to the U.S. if the Kim regime is destabilized.
China also believes the U.S. is bluffing. I learned this recently during lunch at an exclusive club in Washington DC with one of the top geopolitical strategists in China and an advisor to the Chinese leadership.
What about collateral damage to South Korea
and possibly Japan?
The potential damage is real, but the U.S. sees that as a necessary cost of ending the North Korean threat once and for all.
No American flag officer will trade Seattle for Seoul. We live in a new hard-nosed ‘America First’ world.
The South Koreans and Japanese understand this. That’s why they’re cooperating with us in ending the threat from North Korea.
The situation will not improve for them if we do nothing. Once North Korea has a nuclear arsenal, blackmail of Japan, and an invasion of South Korea are just a matter of time.
The U.S. hopes to mitigate the collateral damage with a fearsome combination of cyber-warfare, psychological warfare, special operations, massive bombing, and limited air and amphibious invasion.
The U.S. also has secret weapons technology including the hypersonic Waverider drone (launched from B-52 mother ships) and a microwave drone than can ‘fry North Korean missile launching systems. When the war starts, North Korea won’t know what hit them.
I assess the probable outcomes in North Korea as follows:

10% chance Kim Jong Un stands down and allows weapons inspections
20% chance Kim is assassinated and regime change occurs
0% chance the U.S. accepts a nuclear-armed North Korea
70% chance of war before mid-March, 2018.The market is not even close to pricing in these probabilities. The market will begin to do so as the D-Day draws near, and the signals become clear.
What about the stock market?
A war with North Korea does not necessarily imply a stock market crash.
In fact, wars have historically been good for stocks as defence contractors, manufacturers, miners, technology firms and other sectors ramp up to meet wartime demands.
War also typically results in inflation as the Fed stays on hold in terms of nominal interest rates and capacity constraints are hit.
The government can delay inflation with wage and price controls, but it always emerges sooner or later as it did in 1919 and 1946 after the First and Second World Wars respectively, and again in the late 1970s after the Vietnam War.
The biggest winner will be gold both because of its safe haven status, and because it offers a hedge against inflation.
Fundamentals already favour gold, but a war with North Korea is likely to result in a super-spike.
The mainstream media are not telling you this war is coming. The stock market is not telling you this war is coming.
I am telling you the war is coming, but I’m not alone. The President, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, Director of the CIA, and the National Security Advisor are all saying the same thing. It’s just that no one is listening.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

New Quantum Material - "Weyl-Kondo Semimetal"

Physicists find entirely new quantum material that cannot be defined by classical physics

An international team of physicists has “stumbled upon” an entirely new material, which they have called “Weyl-Kondo semimetal”. The “semimetal” belongs to a category of substances known as “quantum materials”.  The word quantum in ‘quantum materials’ means they have properties that cannot be described by classical physics and thus we have to invoke quantum physics.
For the time being, however, researchers working on quantum materials are trying to understand how they work and how more useful ones can be produced.
The word quantum in ‘quantum materials’ means they have properties that cannot be described by classical physics and thus we have to invoke quantum physics,” said Dr Amalia Coldea, a quantum materials researcher at the University of Oxford who was not involved in this new study.
Often we refer to materials where there are very strong interactions between their components – you don’t know what properties they will have, and you can’t predict in advance.
As scientists don’t necessarily have the theories to predict the behaviour of quantum materials, often they create them experimentally first and measure them to observe their properties.
The new material presented in PNAS emerged this way. Scientists had the material (Vienna, Austria) and the theory (Rice University, Texas) developing in parallel.

Prof Buehler-Paschen and her team experimented with structures made from the metals cerium, bismuth and palladium in very specific combinations.
This work then fed into theoretical work being done by Dr Hsin-Hua Lai and his team at Rice University, who realised the potential to create an entirely new material.
We really just stumbled upon a model in which, suddenly, we found that the mass had gone from like 1,000 times the mass of an electron to zero,” said Dr Lai.
The scientists realised that these particles were originating due to a phenomenon known as the “Kondo effect”, leading them to name their new material Weyl-Kondo semimetal.
Currently we design these materials to find new effects. We search for them because these effects could be very useful, with technological applications like quantum computing.

axolotl - it can regenerate damaged or severed parts of its body - God provides answers

Early development reveals axolotl mysteries

October 3, 2016
Morgridge Institute for Research
In the amphibian world, the axolotl is the replacement-parts king. This endangered Mexican salamander serves as its own NAPA store for lost body parts, able to fully regenerate limbs, tail, heart, spine and eyes -- making it a model of curiosity for regenerative biologists.

This is the axolotl, a remarkable model organism capable of complete limb and organ regeneration.
Credit: Morgridge Institute for Research
In the amphibian world, the axolotl is the replacement-parts king.
This endangered Mexican salamander serves as its own NAPA store for lost body parts, able to fully regenerate limbs, tail, heart, spine and eyes -- making it a model of curiosity for regenerative biologists.
Most of the scientific focus to date has been on trained on the blastema, a remarkable cluster of cells that forms at the base of an amputated limb or damaged tissue and is the modus operandi for regeneration. It somehow coordinates a symphony of instructions to re-grow muscle, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, skin -- all at the right place and right time to make a good-as-new limb.
But scientists with the Morgridge Institute for Research regenerative biology team shifted attention to the axolotl's embryonic origins for new clues to the creature's rare skills. In work published in the summer of 2016 in the journal Developmental Biology, researchers looked at 17 different development stages of axolotl embryos and found a highly unusual series of bursts in changes in gene expression, followed by stable periods, that is unique in developmental biology.
These "waves and troughs" of genetic change appear three times: When the genome is first activated, during formation of the early gut and during formation of the nervous system. This pattern gives scientists three hot targets for comparison to the existing bank of information on mature axolotl limb regeneration.
Channeling a primal pathway
"We have reason to believe that what's taking place in the adult limb regeneration process looks a lot like early axolotl development," says Jeffrey Nelson, Morgridge postdoctoral researcher and lead author with computational biologist Peng Jiang. In a sense, the adult animal may be reactivating some primal pathway in order to trigger limb formation.
"Can we find similarities in the gene expression occurring in this early stage and in the cell types developed in the blastema?" he asked. "That's the main path forward in applying this data."
Jiang says the project is also unique in that axolotl early development is rarely studied. Because the axolotl has such an immense genome, it has never been fully sequenced -- unlike the frog, which is the go-to model for amphibian embryonic development.
"Unlike other model species, the axolotl is like a blank slate," Jiang says. "We don't have the whole picture, just snapshots at different development points."
This work involved sequencing experiments that allowed the team to piece together strands of the axolotl transcriptome -- the messenger RNA molecules expressed in the organism -- and compare them with known transcriptomes in frogs and humans. This enabled the group to align these fractured transcripts with their genetic function. Peng did much of the comparative work in collaboration with UW-Madison biostatistics Professor Colin Dewey.
After a regeneration 'recipe'
The group is after an essential question: When a limb is getting regenerated, what genes play a role in that process? And in better defining that process, could there be a "recipe" of sorts that could be replicated or refined in other species?
"The ultimate goal is to understand the pathways and molecules involved in this organism's regenerative abilities," says Nelson. "Then we can ask: Does a mouse have similar pathways, and can it reactivate dormant abilities that are perhaps latent in its genome?"
That is not a far-fetched question. Regeneration is not an either-you-can-or-can't proposition. Frogs, mice and many other species have regenerative abilities, just not at the level of sophistication of the axolotl.
For example, Nelson says that frogs can regenerate limbs to a degree, but the limbs grow out to a needle-like point and fail to differentiate digits. Mice, too, can regenerate the tips of their digits from the nail bed, but not from any closer to the body.
"There are subtle clues that these abilities exist within other organisms, but for some reason they can't carry out the same regeneration as the axolotl," he says.
What about humans?
So what's missing with humans? Humans obviously regenerate some cell types very well, such as skin, muscle and liver cells, but almost not at all in cells of the nervous system or with any complex tissue systems. Nelson says axolotls are especially good at nervous system regeneration, which appears to play a central role in the whole limb regeneration process.
Ultimately, the most fascinating question is whether science can learn something from the axolotl that could be translatable to human regenerative medicine. While still a distant prospect, it is the primary reason axolotl research is a focus of Morgridge regenerative biology, led by stem cell pioneer James Thomson.
"It's really interesting to be embedded within the context of the Thomson lab and in the whole stem cell milieu, and understanding how this axolotl might be employing the same pathways that are present in other organisms -- and possibly people," Nelson says.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

White History of Christmas & How a Real Grinch (the jew) Stole It!

The White History of Christmas & How a Real Grinch Stole It!

The White History of Christmas & How a Real Zio-Grinch Stole It!
By Dr. David Duke
From  1789 to 1989 the first 200 years of the American Constitution it was perfectly legal and very loved by Americans to have Christian and Christmas Cultural Icons on public ground as part of our American fabric. Even the date of our Constitution was signed by its authors with the preface: “In the Year of our Lord.” 
In 1989 it became illegal to have any Christian-themed Christmas display on any Federal, State, County or City ground. It became illegal to say any prayers in schools, forbidden to even sing Christmas Carols in them or even call the Christmas holidays, “Christmas Holidays!”
In the height of chutzpah, the same Supreme Court decision that outlawed any Christian Symbol decreed that the oldest symbol of the Jewish Religion, the Menorah, even huge, monster Menorahs could be put up on public ground. Where Christian motifs once stood in front of the White House and city halls, giant Jewish Menorahs became perfectly legal along Rabbis lighting it Jewish rituals!
How did this happen? Who is this strange and powerful, alien Grinch who Stole Christmas?
Here are the parts of my unique Christmas Card I mailed out to my friends, patrons and subscribers: The True Story Christmas!
A Special Message from David Duke on the True History of Christmas
The word Christmas comes from the Old English words Christ’s Mass. In German it is Weihenachten or Holy Night (of the birth of Christ), In Spain, it is Navidad (Nativity), RussiaРождество (the Birth). The early Church of Rome signified December 25 for the birth of Jesus Christ. That date was the Roman Solar Calendar date for winter solstice, the sign of the sun’s nadir: the rebirth of the sun and spring and the life it brings.. It was the most universally important day of ancient Europeans which the church adopted to mark the birth of Christ and the promise of new life from him.. Its religious and cultural significance dovetailed perfectly with the ancient culture of Europe and symbolized their hopes both for themselves and their children.
The Culture of Christmas is deeply embedded in our People
Created 5000 years ago, Stonehenge was a solar and celestial calendar that foretold Christmas to our people as it predicted and celebrates the zenith solstice of the sun in June and the sun’s nadir and rebirth and new life heralded in December. The Christian celebration of the birth of Christ seemed a natural fit with the ancient culture.
In fact the Church incorporated the Christmas (Yule) tree, green wreaths of life and unity, the Snow Father transformed into St Nicklaus (Santa Klaus), gift giving and ancient symbols of new life, love, generosity, and centered on the family, children and community became part of the Christian Christmas amid the cold and darkness of winter. Christian Christmas melded easily to these family and community ethics. It became a universally revered day for White people all over the world.
The White Christian Heritage of America
It’s politically incorrect to say it, but we must remember the American Founding Fathers were 100 percent White and overwhelmingly Christian. Even those of varying religious views universally identified themselves, our culture and nation as “Christian.” The Declaration of Independence claims our rights “are endowed by their Creator” and invokes the “protection of Divine Providence.” The Constitution’s authors marked its date as “In the Year of Our Lord..”
They also openly loved identified with their White heritage. Indeed, one of the first laws they enacted allowed immigration only to “Free White people.” They permitted Christian prayers, hymns in government and almost every President from Washington on down was sworn in on the Christian Bible. They were Christians, White people and the Declaration was extremely nationalist.  So, truth isthey were clearly White Nationalists!
The Grinch Who stole Christmas: Hint, he was not a Goy!
Up until 1989 Americans could celebrate Christmas on public ground. Rich and powerful Jewish groups like the American Jewish Committee, the ADL and the Jewish run and financed ACLU waged war on Christmas. (((THEY))) demanded Christmas Carols be outlawed in schools and (((THEY))) succeeded in making Christian symbols illegal on any federal, state or public ground in America. In the ultimate Chutzpah, this arrogant 2 percent demanded to erect the oldest symbol of Judaism, the Menorah, on public ground to commemorate their ancient massacre of Greek Goyim to preserve their race.
The 80 % Christian people of America can’t celebrate Christmas, but the 2% Jewish tribe can put up monster Menorahs celebrating Jewish racism. David Brooks of the 100% Jewish owned NY Times boasted of the “Jewish Takeover of America.” True!
Christian Symbols Banned & Monster Menorahs Erected !
The arrogant Jewish tyrants  think that they have won. But, I know we will taste victory, and they know it too! That is why they are desperate to shut us down!
Winter is here, but our sun rises from the darkness to soon illuminate earth and sky —
Our ancestors defeated the Ice Ages. They will certainly defeat this foe!
My Christmas Wish for You and Yours!
I hope you enjoyed this unusual Christmas Card. Perhaps it gave you a smile in a world seemingly gone mad. Yet, Aryan courage and valor always rises in the face of invasionand oppression. It elicits magnificent expressions of our people’s indomitable spirit.
Christmas and its shared Solstice history celebrate renewal of life that stirs in the darkest days of winter, oppression and depression.  Let us embrace the beauty and joy of our families and friends, rekindle our faith, steel our bodies, heal our health, inspire our minds, and make our hearts beat with greater love, strength and purpose than ever before. Be Merry this Christmas – Love and Feast and Play and Rest You Brave Warriors. Thank You for letting me Serve You!

Dr. David Duke

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

The lamb is slowly baking in the oven

The sauce is simmering atop the stove

The vegetables are all washed

Outside the snow is everywhere

It's a White Christmas

The wind is blowing a kiss onto everyone's cheek

The stores are all closed

Very few vehicles are on the road

Families are together

My dog is still sleeping

Jesus is everywhere

We have the power to make this last forever

Merry Christmas everyone.

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

Friday, December 22, 2017

Jaron Lanier: “If you control the person’s reality, you control the person"

Founding Father of Virtual Reality: “If you control the person’s reality, you control the person”

By Daniel Taylor
“Founding Father” of virtual reality Jaron Lanier: “If you control the person’s reality, you control the person… “Never has a medium been so potent for beauty and so vulnerable to creepiness.”
This Christmas, many Americans will receive VR (Virtual Reality) gadgets. The bulky headsets are introducing us to the concept of virtual interaction that Facebook and major tech companies hope to get us drawn into for life. Transhumanists see these technologies as a step toward the integration of the human brain with computers.
Virtual Reality headsets are one type of virtual interaction. Augmented reality (which involves digital information about real physical locations, products, and people displayed on cell phone screens, and eventually contact lenses) is being introduced to the masses through cell phone apps like Snapchat and Facebook’s camera app. VR technologies are projected to become billion dollar industries over the next several years.
Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook are all heavily investing in and developing products that will plunge users into a new “augmented” reality that is superimposed over our real world.
Facebook is planning on implementing these technologies in a big way. USA Today reported earlier this year that,
“We will wander not one, but two worlds — the physical and the digital — wearing glasses or contact lenses that can summon information about the street we are walking on or the restaurant we are eating in or let us manipulate digital objects that feel real but aren’t really there.
As technologies are being developed to draw humanity even further into the digital realm, Facebook itself has admitted that its app is harmful to mental health. The company also recently announced that it is enhancing its artificial intelligence programs to “help prevent suicide.” Reuters reports that the system suggests resources to the suicidal  user, and that Facebook employees may even alert local authorities.
An Artificial Intelligence, augmented reality “smart” overlay is being constructed over our world. Transhumanist proponents say that the human body will be integrated into this system. Multiple individuals have warned about an elite group in the technological community seeking to enslave humanity.
Computer scientist and father of virtual reality tech, Jaron Lanier, named in Time Magazine’s top 100 most influential people for 2010, calls this group “Cybernetic totalists”. Lanier points out that this elite group may “…cause suffering for millions of people.” Lanier writes in the year 2000 in his “One Half A Manifesto” that,
“There is a real chance that evolutionary psychology, artificial intelligence, Moore’s Law fetishizing, and the rest of the package, will catch on in a big way, as big as Freud or Marx did in their times. Or bigger, since these ideas might end up essentially built into the software that runs our society and our lives. If that happens, the ideology of cybernetic totalist intellectuals will be amplified from novelty into a force that could cause suffering for millions of people.”
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Lanier said that “This is such a scary time, isn’t it?… I mean, it is for me. I had always feared we would create this social-manipulation technology out of computers.”

Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption

Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption

Issued on: December 21, 2017

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Public Law 114-328) (the “Act”), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)) (INA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and corruption that have their source, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States, such as those committed or directed by persons listed in the Annex to this order, have reached such scope and gravity that they threaten the stability of international political and economic systems. Human rights abuse and corruption undermine the values that form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies; have devastating impacts on individuals; weaken democratic institutions; degrade the rule of law; perpetuate violent conflicts; facilitate the activities of dangerous persons; and undermine economic markets. The United States seeks to impose tangible and significant consequences on those who commit serious human rights abuse or engage in corruption, as well as to protect the financial system of the United States from abuse by these same persons.

I therefore determine that serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.

I hereby determine and order:

Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

(i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order;

(ii) any foreign person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General:

(A) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse;

(B) to be a current or former government official, or a person acting for or on behalf of such an official, who is responsible for or complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in:

(1) corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources, or bribery; or

(2) the transfer or the facilitation of the transfer of the proceeds of corruption;

(C) to be or have been a leader or official of:

(1) an entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section relating to the leader’s or official’s tenure; or

(2) an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order as a result of activities related to the leader’s or official’s tenure; or

(D) to have attempted to engage in any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section; and

(iii) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General:

(A) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of:

(1) any activity described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section that is conducted by a foreign person;

(2) any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

(3) any entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section, where the activity is conducted by a foreign person;

(B) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

(C) to have attempted to engage in any of the activities described in subsections (iii)(A) or (B) of this section.

(b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the effective date of this order.

Sec. 2. The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1 of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and the entry of such persons into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, is hereby suspended. Such persons shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions).

Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the types of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order.

Sec. 4. The prohibitions in section 1 include:

(a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and

(b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:

(a) the term “person” means an individual or entity;

(b) the term “entity” means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and

(c) the term “United States person” means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to this order.

Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including adopting rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to me by IEEPA and the Act as may be necessary to implement this order and section 1263(a) of the Act with respect to the determinations provided for therein. The Secretary of the Treasury may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States. All agencies shall take all appropriate measures within their authority to implement this order.

Sec. 9. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized to take such actions, including adopting rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to me by IEEPA, the INA, and the Act as may be necessary to carry out section 2 of this order and, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the reporting requirement in section 1264(a) of the Act with respect to the reports provided for in section 1264(b)(2) of that Act. The Secretary of State may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States consistent with applicable law.

Sec. 10. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, is hereby authorized to determine that circumstances no longer warrant the blocking of the property and interests in property of a person listed in the Annex to this order, and to take necessary action to give effect to that determination.

Sec. 11. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit recurring and final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).

Sec. 12. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, December 21, 2017.

Sec. 13. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.


December 20, 2017


Monday, December 11, 2017

The Stranger

The Stranger

The stranger you pass along the street
The shadow that floats along the cold concrete
The person you sit beside in the subway car
The lost soul who vanished from humanity’s radar

The old lady praying by the empty pew
The fine bordeaux compromised by a rusty corkscrew
The runt of the litter abandoned by all
The drug addict anticipating the embrace of alcohol

The student who was lost in a full classroom
The fetus aborted before it could exit the mother’s womb
The singer who found himself lost for words
The writer contemplating a world ravaged by the absurd

The cleric who forfeited his faith in God
The actor silenced by the nameless who dared not applaud
The neighbour dying a lonely death next door
The soldier readying to kill in an arm's-length war

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

PALESTINIAN GENOCIDE: 5,100,000 Palestinians have been killed since 1948

PALESTINIAN GENOCIDE: 5,100,000 Palestinians have been killed since 1948

Discussion in 'Middle East & Africa' started by BarminJan 3, 2016.

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 anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “bear witness”, “zero tolerance for lying” and “never again to anyone”, anyone including the Indigenous Palestinian victims of the racist Zionist Palestinian Genocide - 2 million dead since 1936, 0.1 million from violence, 1.9 million from war-, expulsion- and occupation-derived deprivation; 7 million refugees; 4.1 million Occupied Palestinians deprived of ALL the human rights listed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; 6 million Palestinians forbidden to even live in the homeland continuously inhabited by their forbears to the very dawn of agrarian civilization; 0.9 million Palestinian children confined without charge or trial to what the Catholic Church and many others have described as Israel's Gaza Concentration Camp for the asserted "crime" of being Indigenous Palestinians living in a tiny, remorselessly Zionist-bombed patch of Palestine.

UK Labour leader Ed Miliband's parents are anti-racist Jews who believe in justice for the 12 million Indigenous Palestinians of whom only the adults of the 1.7 million Palestinian Israelis (i.e. about 7%) can vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus an ethnically cleansed slab of Syria. Ed Milliband as an elected politician in an ostensible democracy either believes in one man one vote NOW for everyone (including Palestinians) or he doesn't - if he doesn't he should be kicked out at the first opportunity by the Labor Party and the voters of Doncaster North.

Ed Miliband merely trots out the mantra "I support a two-state solution because I long for the peace that both Palestinians and Israelis need so badly" - yet if he had offered the same opinion about Apartheid Israel-supported Apartheid South Africa "I support a two-state solution involving 90% of the country for the Whites and 10% for the majority Non-Europeans in uneconomic Bantustans" his political career would have been finished.

Disraeli (a convert to "God is an Englishman" Anglicanism) was a mass murderer complicit in the Irish Famine (1 million starved to death, 1-2 million forced into exile), the butchery of 10 million Indians in the decade after the 1857 Indian Rebellion, and genocidal atrocities in all parts of the British Empire, not least in India where 500 million Indians died avoidably from British imposed deprivation under Queen Victoria alone (1837-1901) (read my books "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" and "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" now available for free perusal on the Web ).

From an extremely charitable anti-racist Jewish perspective Ed Miliband is at the very least "confused" and should seek moral guidance from a large body of outstanding anti-racist Jews from Arendt to Zinn (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism"). As a refugee from both the anti-racist and anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish tradition and from the anti-racist, anti-Zionist secular Jewish tradition, Ed Miliband should also seek moral guidance from a large body of outstanding anti-racist non-Jews including the likes of Nobel Laureates Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Máiread Maguire and José Saramago who have unequivocally condemned the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by Apartheid Israel (Google "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism").

This site is a compendium of the authoritative views of outstanding anti-racist humanitarians bearing witness to the ongoing Palestinian Holocaust that is a Palestine Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention.Indeed this website provides an alphabetical listing of the documented views of numerous people and organizations referring to the Palestinian Genocide or to related terms such as Palestinian holocaust, Palestinian ethnic cleaning, Palestinian liquidation. 

The situation in Palestine has been recently described as a Palestinian Holocaust by Palestinian scholar Dr Elias Akleh, exiled from his homeland and now living in the US (see:The Failure Of Human Rights Watch In Venezuela And Haiti By Joe Emersberger ). It has been frequently described by others as a Palestinian Genocide, a term that is amply justified in relation to the definitions of the UN Genocide Convention as outlined below.
Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention (see:The UN Genocide Convention ) states:

“In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group”.

Using the latest available UN Agency data we can systematically analyze these UN Genocide Convention points thus.

“Intent to destroy in whole or in part" - sustained (and frequently asserted) intent over about 150 years of the Zionist colonial project; 0.75 million Palestinian refugees in 1948; currently 7 million Palestinian refugees, and 4.2 million Palestinian refugees registered with the UN in the Middle East; over 40 years of illegal Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza; 0.1 million 1948-2011 violent Palestinian deaths, post-1967 excess deaths 0.3 million; post-1967 under-5 infant deaths 0.2 million; 3,600 under-5 year old Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) infants die avoidably EACH YEAR in the OPT "Prison" due to Apartheid Israeli war crimes.

a) Killing - about 5,100,000 Palestinians killed since 1948; post-1967 excess deaths 0.3 million; post-1967 under-5 infant deaths 0.2 million; 3,600 under-5 year old Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) infants die avoidably EACH YEAR in the OPT "Prison" due to Israeli ignoring of the Geneva Convention; 254 OPT Palestinians killed by the Israeli military in the LAST 2 MONTHS OF 2008 ALONE, 301 killed thus last year (latest UNRWA data; see above).

b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm - see (a) and the shocking UNICEF reports of the appalling conditions psychologically scarring OPT children:| At a glance: State of Palestine | UNICEF .

(c) Conditions to cause destruction in whole or in part - see (a) and (b); Professor Noam Chomsky describes the OPT as a highly abusive "Prison"; others use the valid term "Concentration Camp" and make parallels with the Warsaw Ghetto; one has to turn to US-guarded Vietnamese hamlets and the Nazi era atrocities to see routine, horrendously violent and deadly military policing of civilian concentration camps.

(d) Measures intended to prevent births - see (a), (b), and (c) above; dozens of pregnant women dying at road blocks; other killing of pregnant Palestinian women; huge infant mortality in the OPT with the Occupier in gross violation of the Geneva Convention.

(e) Forcible transferring of children – irreversible transferring by killing of children - 0.2 million post-invasion infant deaths; 27 OPT children violently killed in the LAST WEEK ALONE; mass imprisonment of 2 million OPT children; hundreds of Palestinian children in abusive Israeli high-security prisons in Israel; forcible separation of families by racist Israeli Apartheid Laws, marriage laws and immigration laws.

For all anti-racist humanitarians - and anti-racist Jews in particular - the core moral messages from the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying”.

However these sacred injunctions are grossly violated by the anti-Arab anti-Semitic racist Zionists running Apartheid Israel and their Western backers variously involved in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide and Afghan Genocide (post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 0.3 million, 2.3 million and 3-7 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths 0.2 million, 0.6 million and 2.3 million, respectively; refugees totalling 7 million, 5-6 million and 3-4 million, respectively, plus a further 2.5 million NW Pakistan Pashtun refugees) (for details and documentation see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide": ).

All decent, anti-racist, humanitarians must vigorously oppose and sideline those supporting racist Zionism, Apartheid Israel and racist Western wars and occupations who are currently complicit in 0.7 million non-violent excess deaths annually; continuing, racist perversion of human rights, humanitarian values and rational discourse in the Western democracies; ignoring of worsening climate genocide (that may kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century through unaddressed man-made climate change); and egregious anti-Jewish anti-Semitism through falsely identifying decent, anti-racist Jews with these appalling crimes.

This site is inspired by our obligation to the 30 million victims of the WW2 European Holocaust and indeed to the victims of all other holocaust and genocide atrocities such as the 35 million Chinese killed by the Japanese in WW2 and the 6-7 million Indians starved to death by the British in the 1943-1945 WW2 Bengal Famine (see Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: Body Count ; Gideon Polya, “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007): ); Gideon Polya, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability", G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 1998, 2008: Jane Austen and ...; and see recent BBC broadcast "Bengal Famine" involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and other scholars:Listen to: The Bengal Famine - OpenLearn - Open University ).

This site is also inspired by the words of outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond who in his best-selling book "Collapse” (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people" – an injunction grossly violated by racist Zionist (RZ)-run Apartheid Israel and its racist, genocide-committing and genocide-ignoring US Alliance backers.

As perceived by UKwriter Alan Hart in his recent book “Zionism: the Real Enemy of the Jews. Volume 1. The False Messiah"” (Clarity Press), racist Zionism represents an immense threat not just to the Arab and Muslim World but also to decent, anti-racist, humanitarian Jews throughout the World (see:
ZIONISM, the Real Enemy of the Jews ).

The Palestinian Genocide is part of the so-called US Alliance War on Terror that in horrible reality is a cowardly, racist US Alliance and racist Zionist War on Women and Children and a War on Palestinian, Iraqi, Lebanese, Syrian, Somali, Iraqi, Iranian, Afghan, Pakistani, Arab, Muslim, Asian and non-European Women and Children.

As of mid-2009, in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Territories post-invasion non-violent excess deaths total 0.3 million, 1.0 million and 3.2 million, respectively; post-invasion violent deaths total about 11,000, 1.3 million and up to 4 million, respectively; post-invasion violent plus non-violent excess deaths total 0.3 million, 2.3 million and 3-7 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.2 million, 0.6 million and 2.3 million, respectively; and refugees total 7 million, 5-6 million and 3-4 million, respectively (plus a further 2.5 million Pashtun refugees in NW Pakistan). This constitutes a Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention; and egregious war crimes due in part to Occupier war criminal non-supply of life-sustaining food and medical requisites demanded unequivocally by Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War – thus the Gaza Concentration Camp has been under US-backed Israeli blockade for 2 years and according to WHO the “total annual per capita medical expenditure” permitted by the Occupiers in Iraq and Occupied Afghanistan is US$124 and US$29, respectively, as compared to US$6,714 for the US.”

As of 2011:

In 1880 there were about 0.5 million Indigenous Palestinians. Of the 25,000 Jews in Palestine half were immigrants (see: and MidEast Web - Population of Palestine ). Palestinian casualties of war violence total about 80,000 since 1948 and about 100,000 since 1936 (see “Palestinian casualties of war”.Palestinian casualties of war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ).

However one must also consider avoidable Palestinian deaths from war-, expulsion- and occupation-imposed deprivation that now total about 1.9 million since 1948.

The Occupied Palestinian avoidable deaths since 1950 are estimated from UN Population Division data (2002 revision) at 677,000 and for all of Palestine at 0.677 million x 5.7 million (all Palestinians still within Palestine)/4.1 million (Occupied Palestinians) = 940,000. However we must also include Palestinians outside Palestine and forbidden to return (roughly 2 times those within Palestine) and thus the estimate of post-1950 Palestinian avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation = 0.94 million x 2 = 1.88 million = 1.9 million.

Palestinian refugees total about 7 million of whom about 5 million are registered with the UN (see:Exploding the myths: UNRWA, UNHCR and the Palestine refugees | UNRWA ).
This has been a Palestinian Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention: "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group".

According to the Israeli Foreign Ministry: “From 1920 through 1999, a total of 2,500 residents of Mandatory Palestine and, since 1948, the State of Israel fell victims to hostile enemy action; in most cases, terrorist attacks” (see: Obstacle to Peace/Palestinian terror before 2000/ ) and “1,218 people have been killed by Palestinian violence and terrorism since September 2000” (see: Obstacle to Peace/Palestinian terror since 2000/Victims of Palestinian Violence and Terrorism sinc.htm).

The race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid State of Israel is a democracy by genocide. Of about 12 million Palestinians only the adults of 1.7 million Palestinian Israelis (21% of the Israeli population) can vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus part of Lebanon and a near-completely ethnically cleansed part of Syria, albeit as third class citizens. 1.8 million Occupied Palestinians are abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp and 2.5 million Occupied Palestinians live under highly abusive military rule in West Bank Bantustans. About 6 million Palestinians are forbidden to even live in Palestine. There are 5.9 million Jewish Israelis and 0.3 million non-Jewish and non-Arab Israelis.

Since 1936, the ongoing Palestinian Genocide has involved about 2.0 million war- and occupation-related Palestinian deaths, 0.1 million Palestinians killed violently (see:Palestinian casualties of war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) , 1.9 million avoidable Palestinian deaths from war- , occupation- and expulsion-imposed deprivation, 7 million refugees. 3,000 Palestinian infants are passively murdered by Apartheid Israel each year, and 0.8 million Palestinian children are abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp for the "crime" of being Indigenous Palestinians.

Each year Apartheid Israel passively kills about 3,000 Occupied Palestinian infants, passively murders about 4,200 Occupied Palestinians through deprivation and violently kills another circa 600 Occupied Palestinians. Decent anti-racists around the World must Boycott Apartheid Israel and its racist supporters just as it successfully boycotted Apartheid Israel-supported Apartheid South Africa after the Sharpeville Massacre (69 Africans killed) (see: Boycott Apartheid Israel ). The racist Zionists and their supporters, notably the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialists (NAZIs), must be sidelined in public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and KKK (see “Palestinian Genocide”: Palestinian Genocide and the recent book “The Plight of the Palestinians”:New Book: 'The Plight of the Palestinians. A Long History of Destruction').