Daily Archives: September 26, 2007

Chinese buying up new book about Rothschild banking conspiracy

The thing that most shocked him was his “discovery” that the Fed is a privately owned and run bank.

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“Chinese buy into conspiracy theory”

Red Ice | Sep 26, 2007

By Richard McGregor

The Battle of Waterloo. The deaths of six US presidents. The rise of Adolf Hitler. The deflation of the Japanese bubble economy, the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis and even environmental destruction in the developing world.

In a new Chinese best-seller, Currency Wars , these disparate events spanning two centuries have a single root cause: the control of money issuance through history by the Rothschild banking dynasty.

Even today, claims author Song Hongbing, the US Federal Reserve remains a puppet of private banks, which also ultimately owe their allegiance to the ubiquitous Rothschilds.

Such an over-arching conspiracy theory might matter as little as the many fetid tracts that can still be found in the west about the “gnomes of Zurich” and Wall Street’s manipulation of global finance.

But in China, which is in the midst of a lengthy debate about opening its financial system under US pressure, the book has become a surprise hit and is being read at senior levels of government and business.

“Some senior heads of companies have been asking me if this is all true,” says Ha Jiming, the chief economist of China International Capital Corp, the largest local investment bank.

The book also gives ammunition, however hay-wire, to many in China who argue that Beijing should resist pressure from the US and other countries to allow its currency, the renminbi, to appreciate.

The book’s publisher, a unit of the state-owned CITIC group, said Currency Wars had sold nearly 200,000 copies, with an estimated 400,000 extra pirated copies in circulation as well.

Mr Song, an information technology consultant and amateur historian who has lived in the US since 1994 and is now based in Washington, says his interest was sparked by trying to uncover what lay behind the Asian crisis in 1997.

After he began blogging some of his findings, his friends suggested he find a publisher for a longer work. He professes himself surprised by the book’s success.

“I never imagined it could be so hot and that top leaders would be reading it,” he says during a book tour in Shanghai. “People in China are nervous about what’s going on in financial markets but they don’t know how to handle the real dangers. This book gives them some ideas.”

The thing that most shocked him, he says, was his “discovery” that the Fed is a privately owned and run bank. “I just never imagined a central bank could be a private body,” he says.

The Fed does describe itself “as an unusual mixture of public and private elements”. While its seven governors are all appointed by the US president, private banks do hold shares in its 12 regional reserve banks.

But Mr Song ignores the government’s role and argues that the Fed’s key functions are ultimately controlled by five private banks, such as Citibank, all of which have maintained a “close relationship” with the Rothschilds.

Mr Song is defensive about his focus on the Rothschilds and what the book depicts as their Jewish clannishness.

“The Chinese people think that the Jews are smart and rich, so we should learn from them,” he says. “Even me, I think they are really smart, maybe the smartest people on earth.”

Jon Benjamin, chief executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, is not impressed. “The Chinese have the highest regard for what they see as Jewish intellectual and commercial acumen, with little or no concurrent culture of antisemitism. This claim, however, plays to the most discredited and outmoded canards surrounding Jews and their influence. That it should gain currency in the world’s most important emerging economy is a great concern.”

The book has been ridiculed in internet postings in China, for exaggerating the lingering influence of the Rothschilds and being a re-write of existing conspiracy theories in the west.

Mr Ha puts the book’s popularity down to the decade-long stagnation in Japan and the Asian financial crisis, which he says had a profound impact on many Chinese policymakers.

Such officials remain deeply suspicious of advice from western countries to open up the financial system and float the currency. “They think it is just a new way of looting developing countries,” Mr Ha says.

Mr Song himself has been commissioned to write a number of new books to capitalise on his success, on the yen, the euro and also on China’s financial system.

But in conversation, he sounds hesitant about the line his future tomes might take. “This book may be totally wrong, so before the next one, I have to make sure my understanding is right,” he says.

“Before this book, I was a nobody, so I could say anything I liked, but now the situation has changed.”

Fire Fighters hot over Giuliani 9/11 fundraiser

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Giuliani is accused of exploiting 9/11 for his presidential candidacy

BBC | Sep 26, 2007

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani has been criticised over a fundraising party at which participants are being urged to donate $9.11.

The International Association of Fire Fighters accuses him of exploiting the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks.

Mr Giuliani rose to national prominence as New York’s mayor on 9/11.

The Giuliani campaign says it did not plan the event, which is due to take place on Wednesday evening in California at the home of a supporter.

Nevertheless, the firefighters association said the stated theme of the fundraiser – “$9.11 for Rudy” was in poor taste.

“It is nothing short of disrespectful to the legacy of the thousands of civilians and 343 brave firefighters who died at Ground Zero,” said Harold Schaitberger, IAFF president.

Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd described the fundraiser’s theme as “unconscionable, shameless and sickening.”

Responsibility

A Giuliani campaign spokesman said the idea was selected without the campaign’s knowledge.

But the host of the party, Abraham Soefer, also said the theme was not his responsibility, and referred other questions to Mr Giuliani’s campaign team, the Associated Press reports.

The event is one of several Giuliani house party fundraisers across the US on Wednesday.

Mr Giuliani is seen as one of the frontrunners in the race for the Republican nomination.

But the BBC’s Justin Webb, in Washington, says that Mr Giuliani’s appeal as the man who led New York through the terrorist attacks is occasionally over-emphasised in his campaign.

This fundraiser looks like a big blunder, our correspondent adds.
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September 23, 2007 – Seven CIA veterans have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and have called for a new investigation. “I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up. The 9/11 Report is a joke,” said Raymond McGovern, 27-year veteran of the CIA, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates during the seventies. “There are a whole bunch of unanswered questions. And the reason they’re unanswered is because this administration will not answer the questions,” he said. McGovern, who is also the founder of VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity), is one of many signers of a petition to reinvestigate 9/11.

Tourist took ‘Madeleine’ picture in Morocco

London Times | Sep 26, 2007

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New photograph shows child like Madeleine McCann on African woman’s back

A snatched picture purporting to be of Madeleine McCann in north Morocco was published last night, generating new momentum in the search for her.

Gerry and Kate McCann called last night for the picture, taken on August 31 by a Spanish tourist and handed to the McCanns’ lawyers yesterday morning, to be fully investigated.

The picture shows a light-skinned, blonde-haired girl being carried in a sling on a Moroccan woman’s back near the town of Zinat. It is the fourth reported sighting of a girl fitting Madeleine’s description in Morocco since she disappeared on May 3 but the first published picture.

A Spanish newspaper reported yesterday that another tourist saw a girl resembling Madeleine as she drove through the town of Zaio in northern Morocco at the end of May.

The woman said that Portuguese police were not interested in her report because they assumed that Madeleine was already dead.

Clarence Mitchell, a spokesman for the McCanns, said last night: “The picture poses serious questions. The child does appear to look like Madeleine. Kate and Gerry are keen to establish what exactly we are seeing here.”

Clara Torres, a tourist from Albacete, Spain, who took the picture published last night, said that she had thought immediately of the missing toddler. She told the Spanish radio station COPE last night: “As soon as I took the photo we were struck by the little girl, who was very blonde. Then yesterday [Monday] we heard on the news that there were various people who said they had seen Madeleine in Morocco. I ran to the computer, down-loaded the photos and started to amplify the photo, and when we saw it we realised yes, it could be her. It sent shivers down my spine.

“Although it’s not 100 per cent certain, there’s a strong possibility it could be Madeleine and if it is it could provide a twist to everything that has happened.”

She said she handed the photograph, for which she has not received any payment, into the British Embassy and spoke to the McCanns’ lawyers yesterday morning after deciding that Spanish authorities were taking too long to carry out tests on the picture.

Mr Mitchell said yesterday: “This picture was brought to the attention of the relevant authorities as soon as we received it. Kate and Gerry are naturally very keen for it it to be thoroughly investigated as quickly as possible.”

It is expected that it will now be analysed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre using face-mapping technology.

The latest development comes after a report from another Spanish woman who is convinced that she saw Madeleine in the town of Zaio in northern Morocco at the end of May.

The woman said that she saw a girl she believed was Madeleine being led by a Moroccan woman in Muslim dress. It is reported that a gust of wind blew the child’s hat off, revealing her blonde hair underneath.

There were two sightings of a blonde girl matching Madeleine’s description in Marrakesh on May 9. The tourists who reported the sightings have both complained of a lack of interest from detectives.

Mr and Mrs McCann have also been concerned at the apparent lack of efforts by police to follow up potential sightings of Madeleine, particularly in Morocco.

Mrs McCann has always believed that her daughter could have been smuggled to Morocco within hours of her disappearance. The 30-minute ferry crossing from Spain to Tangiers is a five-hour drive from Praia da Luz, where the family were holidaying when Madeleine disappeared.

Later a source close to the family said: “The McCanns are not going to get their hopes up until the photograph has been sent for forensic examination. It obviously needs a lot of work done on it.”

A spokesman for the Spanish Government said last night: “The police are taking the claim seriously enough to have sent it on to their colleagues at Interpol.”

The picture was published as it emerged that the McCanns could be prosecuted for using a private security company in the search for their daughter, even though a senior Portuguese prosecutor admitted that she may have been abducted. The use of investigators by the McCanns has led to deep concern among the police and judicial authorities in Portugal, where it is illegal for private detectives to become involved in criminal cases.

A source close to the McCanns’ legal team has confirmed the involvement of Control Risks Group (CRG), but insisted that it is simply providing advice on the search for Madeleine. He said: “You can assume that they are doing some things that the Portuguese police can’t do.” Private investigators unconnected to CRG are believed to be already working in Morocco, Portugal and Spain.

Magna Carta to be sold off to the highest bidder

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1297 Magna Carta was on display in the US National Archives Building through September 20, 2007.

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Magna Carta is set to fetch £15m in Sotheby’s sale of the century

London Times | Sep 26, 2007

by Ben Hoyle

What is the price of freedom and democracy? The world is about to find out when one of the versions of Magna Carta, which first enshrined the authority of the people over their monarch, is auctioned in New York.

Sotheby’s announced yesterday that the 2,500-word manuscript – “the most important document ever ffered at auction” – will be presented for sale in mid-December. It is expected to fetch up to $30 million (£15 million).

It was at Runnymede in 1215 that the unpopular King John was forced to set his seal to Magna Carta or “Great Charter” by a group of rebellious barons and churchmen. Much of what he agreed to is now seen by historians as reactionary, preserving the power of the barons rather than liberating the people from tyranny.

However, it also established the principle that no man is above the law and was a formative influence on the later development of British parliamentary democracy and the American independence movement.

Magna Carta compelled the King to renounce certain rights, respect specified legal procedures and accept that his will could be bound by the law. It also introduced ideas that would later be interpreted as the right to a speedy trial, the right to a trial by a jury of one’s peers and the right to protection from unlawful imprisonment.

The document was revised and reaffirmed throughout the 13th century. Seventeen versions from this period survive: four from the reign of John, eight from Henry III’s time and five from Edward I’s. The oldest copies are in the British Library, in London, Lincoln Castle and Salisbury Cathedral.

Sotheby’s copy was endorsed by Edward I in 1297, the year that Magna Carta was confirmed as English law. It is the only one in private hands and one of only two held outside Britain (the other belongs to the people of Australia).

The manuscript has been displayed for the past 22 years in the National Archives in Washington, with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

It was on loan from the Perot Foundation, which now intends to sell it to raise funds for “medical research, improving public education and assisting wounded soldiers and their families”.

Ross Perot, the Texan billionaire who twice ran for President in the 1990s, bought Magna Carta for $1.5 million in 1984 from relatives of James Thomas Brudenell, the Earl of Cardigan, who led the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.

He said at the time that it was like finding the Mona Lisa for sale.

The document had been in the Brudenell family since between the 14th and 16th centuries but later generations had been unaware of its importance. It was “discovered” in 1974 during an inventory of the family’s estate at Deene Park, Northamptonshire.

David Redden, the vice-chairman of Sotheby’s, said yesterday: “Magna Carta is the first rung on the ladder to freedom. This document symbolises mankind’s eternal quest for freedom; it is a talisman of liberty.”

Secrecy surrounded the preparations for the sale. James Zemaitis, the director of Sotheby’s 20th-century design department, was not told why he was being asked to give up a room that he had reserved for a preauction exhibition, The New York Timesreported.

“All they told me was, ‘David Redden is selling this really important document. Can you give up this room for us?’” he said. “I’m like, ‘Sure, but what is he selling – Magna Carta?’”

More whites than Asians stopped by anti-suicide bomber police

Unconstitutional “Stop and Search Powers” have nothing whatsover to do with stopping terrorism and everything to do with engineering a slave race of obedient sheep based on the pretext of false-flag terror. Period!

7/7 was an inside job!

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7/7 London Bus Bomb Witness – Inside Job PROOF – pt 1

The full story of MI5’s role in the London attacks
http://www.the4thbomb.com/
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London Times | Sep 26, 2007

by Sean O’Neill

Police on the lookout for potential suicide bombers in London stop more young white males than anyone else, according to figures released by Scotland Yard yesterday.

More than half of the 32,000 people stopped under the Terrorism Act between April and August this year were white. The largest proportion of those were aged between 21 and 40.

For the first time Scotland Yard published a breakdown of its stop-and-search figures to show who is being stopped and where those stops are taking place.

Police stopped 17,348 whites, 6,755 Asians and 4,287 blacks. Males were far more likely to be stopped than females, with 28,022 men asked to account for their movements compared with 2,489 women.

A police spokesman said that there was no fixed profile for suicide bombers, but admitted that despite the figures, Asians were still proportionally more likely to stopped than any other ethnic group.

“There are three times more white people stopped than Asian people. But Asian people form a much smaller proportion of the population and you are 2.1 times more likely to be stopped if you are Asian,” he said.

Since the failed car bomb attacks in London and at Glasgow airport this summer, part of Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism strategy has been to stop and search more people in the capital to create a visible deterrent to potential terrorists.

Search operations are focused on popular buildings, railway stations, airports and other areas likely to be targeted by al-Qaeda.

Most of the operations took place in the City of Westminster, where there were 9,100 searches. In Tower Hamlets, which has a large Asian Muslim population, there were 2,976 searches, about a fifth of them on vehicles. Scotland Yard said that the high level could be explained because the borough was near the financial district and contained Canary Wharf.

The neighbouring borough of Hackney recorded the lowest level of searches, just 186 in the four months under examination.

At Heathrow there were 2,335 searches, and 802 at City airport in East London.

A spokeswoman for Liberty, the civil rights organisation, said that the widespread use of stop-and-search powers could prove counterproductive. “Our concern is about what will happen if stop-and-search continues to be used as an everyday power rather than an extraordinary power, which is what was intended.

“Proportionally, it has always been the case that Asian and black people are more likely to be stopped. Over time that runs the risk of alienating communities.”

Commander Rod Jarman said that Scotland Yard had released the figures in an effort to make its activities transparent and accountable to the community.

He said: “Terrorists live, work and blend into our communities. They need information, accommodation, transport, communications, material and storage. Terrorists can come from any background and live anywhere. They are as likely to be seen in quiet suburban roads as they are in inner-city areas.”

Mr Jarman added: “To complement our covert methods of fighting terrorism we have a more visible presence to deter and disrupt terrorist activity.”

He said that the police needed the public to be patient until they had neutralised the terrorist threat in the capital.

“In order to achieve this we need the support of the public. We ask for cooperation and patience while we carry out these important duties to help keep London safe. Terrorists have been thwarted, but as the attacks of July 2005 and recent events demonstrate, we must assume that they will try again.”

Toby Harris, of the Metropolitan Police Authority, said the police recognised that people were concerned about stop-and-search powers.

He said: “This will enable local community monitoring groups, through which communities can scrutinise the use of stop-and-search powers in their areas, to challenge any disproportionality and discrepancies.”

Clintons get negative Hillary story dumped

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Bill Clinton: His Life

This documentary, Bill Clinton: His Life, came out in 2004, right about the same time as the autobiography, Bill Clinton: My Life. It takes a good, hard look at the dirty dealings of both Bill and Hillary Clinton but, for some reason, never achieved the popularity of Michael Moore’s fantasy film, Fahrenheit 911.

This movie has been thoroughly suppressed by our left-wing media to the point that it’s not listed on IMDb, nor can you find anything about it through a Google search. That will change now that it’s been made available on Google Videos. Watch and learn how the Clintons turned the White House into a headquarters for organized crime, communist spying and murder, all while the Clinton-friendly media kept the public distracted by focusing on a few of Slick Willy’s petty sexual encounters.

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Hillary and Bill Clinton show muscle as cover boy Bill gets a negative story dumped

London Times | Sep 26, 2007

Tim Reid in Washington

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign forced a magazine to drop a negative story about her by threatening to cut off the publication’s access to the former President Bill Clinton, it emerged yesterday.

The ruthless response to GQ magazine, and its decision to bow to the ultimatum, reflects the enormous leverage Mr Clinton brings to his wife’s White House bid at a time when her quest for the Democratic nomination appears more formidable than ever.

The magazine, which is due to have Mr Clinton on its cover for its December issue, was told that the former President would no longer cooperate unless it pulled an article it was about to publish detailing infighting and tensions within Mrs Clinton’s campaign.

Despite protests at the magazine, the article was duly sidelined, according to a respected US political website. In an e-mail statement to The Times, Jim Nelson, the Editor of GQ, said: “I don’t really get into the inner workings of the magazine, but I can tell you that, yes, we did kill a Hillary piece. We kill pieces all the time for a variety of reasons.” He refused to elaborate.

The move by the Clinton campaign provides a graphic example of the be-hind-the-scenes hardball tactics it employs in keeping the New York senator’s relentlessly disciplined presidential bid on track and on message, and the power that she and her husband have in shaping how her White House bid is perceived.

On Sunday Mrs Clinton pulled off the rare feat of appearing on all five Sunday-morning political talk shows, a privilege the networks are unlikely to afford her rivals. Her lead in the national Democratic polls over her nearest rival, Barack Obama, is so big – almost 20 per cent – that pundits are now asking not if she can win the nomination, but if she can be stopped.

President Bush also thinks that she will win the nomination, it emerged yesterday, and has even indicated in private that he believes she will succeed him. White House aides, on Mr Bush’s instructions, have been privately briefing her – and other Democrat candidates – about Iraq in case she wins the election next November. They have been urging her not to commit to an immediate withdrawal if she takes office in January 2009, because Mr Bush wants his successor – Democrat or Republican – to continue prosecuting the war after he leaves the Oval Office.

Although Mr Bush often says that he will not handicap elections, he told the author of a new biography about him that Mrs Clinton has “got a great national presence, and this is becoming a national primary”. In an off-the-record session with broadcast journalists just over a week ago, Mr Bush, according to those in the room, gave the impression that he thought she would win the presidency and that he had been thinking about how to turn Iraq over to her.

Mrs Clinton’s lead in national polls, and similarly big leads over Mr Obama in the early primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, means that the contest in the first nominating state of Iowa has become crucial.

With Mrs Clinton succeeding in making her nomination look almost inevitable, her rivals are expected to be more aggressive and critical in a Democratic debate tomorrow night in New Hampshire, aware that time is running out to derail her.

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Bush gets phonetic pronunciation guide ta hep ‘im tawk rite

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Confirmed (again): Bush is an idiot princeling glove-puppet appointee of the elite

Can you say “sar-KO-zee”?

London Times | Sep 26, 2007

Mix-up reveals what President George Bush must do when words fail him at UN

James Bone in New York

George Bush gave a rare insight into his struggle with pronunciation yesterday when the White House mistakenly released an unedited script of his speech to the UN General Assembly.

The President, famous for mangling the pronunciation of “nuclear”, coining words such as “misunderestimate” and once forgetting the name of President Musharraf of Pakistan, gets a phonetic guide to key foreign names, the text reveals.

Mr Bush is coached not only on far-flung foreign places such as “KEYR-geez-stan” but also the name of his new French ally, President “sar-KO-zee”. He received no aid with the pronunciation of the Burmese opposition leader, and duly stumbled when he tried to pronounce “Aung San Suu Kyi”.

David Frum, a former Bush speechwriter, told The Times that all presidential speeches contained phonetic guides, but passing the unedited version to the press was an “oversight”. The accidental release of the pronunciation guide marred an otherwise eloquent address to the 192-nation UN General Assembly, Mr Bush urged member states to join in a “mission of liberation” and predicted that “the long rule of a cruel dictator is nearing its end” in Cuba.

“This great institution must work for great purposes: to free people from tyranny and violence; to combat disease, illiteracy, and ignorance and poverty and despair,” he said.

Making only a passing reference to the war in Iraq, Mr Bush saluted “young democracies” in Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan, and called on the world to support the “moderate” leaders of the Palestinian lands.

The President gave warning that extremists were trying to impose a “hateful vision” on the world, although he did not mention al-Qaeda by name. “In the long run the best way to defeat extremists is to defeat their dark ideology with a more hopeful vision – the vision of liberty.”

Mr Bush excoriated the “brutal regimes” in Belarus, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Zimbabwe and looked ahead to the end of Fidel Castro’s rule.

“The Cuban people are ready for their freedom,” he said. “As that nation enters a period of transition, the UN must insist on free speech, free assembly and, ultimately, free and competitive elections.”

The Cuban delegation walked out, calling Mr Bush’s speech “arrogant and mediocre”. Most of the US delegation in turn left the room when President Ahmadinejad rose to speak, reiterating that Iran’s nuclear programme was “completely peaceful and transparent”.

The major powers had “lost the competence to lead the world,” the Iranian leader declared. “Palestine and Iraq will be liberated from the domination of the occupiers, and the people of America and Europe will be free of the pressures exerted by the Zionists.”

This is how he says it

Pronunciation guides from the mistakenly released speech:

Sarkozy sar-KO-zee
Mugabe moo-GAH-bee
Harare hah-RAR-ray
Kyrgyzstan KEYR-geez-stan
Mauritania moor-EH-tain-ee-a

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