Archive for September 10th, 2012

10/09/2012

‘On 9/11, Doubts Were Immediate’

Human Wrongs Watch

‘It is not credible that not only the CIA and FBI failed to detect the plot, but also all 16 US intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency, which spies on everyone on the planet, and the Defense Intelligence Agency, Israel’s Mossad, and the intelligence agencies of Washington’s NATO allies. There are simply too many watchmen and too much infiltration of terrorist groups for such a complex attack to be prepared undetected and carried out undeterred.’

**A diagram showing the areas where debris from American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 fell upon Lower Manhattan during the course of the September 11 terror attacks. Author: cflm (talk) | Wikimedia Commons.

By Paul Craig Roberts, Journal of 9/11 Studies – TRANSCEND On September 11, 2001, a neighbor telephoned and said, “Turn on the TV.” I assumed that a hurricane, possibly a bad one from the sound of the neighbor’s voice, was headed our way, and turned on the TV to determine whether we needed to shutter the house and leave.

What I saw was black smoke from upper floors of one of the World Trade Center towers. It didn’t seem to be much of a fire, and the reports were that the fire was under control.

While I was trying to figure out why every TV network had its main news anchor covering an office fire, TV cameras showed an airplane hitting the other tower. It was then that I learned that both towers had been hit by airliners.

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10/09/2012

Myths & Surprises in the So-called Recession

Human Wrongs Watch

London, by Silvia SwindenPressenza* – The Credit Rating Agencies, the OECD and the World Bank continue to forecast ­– and perhaps also induce – worse to come in the World Economy, prompting further austerity measures, cuts, privatisations and rounds of QE (not Queen Elizabeth but Quantitative Easing: Printing Money without printing it but electronically making it available to banks).

Source: Pressenza

The EU demands that high unemployment stricken Greeks work a longer week (!?) and rescue packages to banks disappear into the black holes of Tax Havens.

Climate Change forecasts disasters but the Chinese are blamed for “dumping” cheap solar panels on Europe – and for increasing their carbon footprint as we outsource them industrial production, whilst expecting they should save the global economy.

The – many and varied – sane economic alternatives are dismissed outright. Not everything is what it seems.

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10/09/2012

‘Chronic Malnutrition’ in Afghanistan – UN to Feed 15 Million, Half of Total Population

Human Wrongs Watch

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced the launch of a new aid partnership targeting millions of Afghans with more nutritious foods, as part of ongoing efforts to improve the level of vitamin and mineral deficiency in the Central Asian country.

A Jalalabad woman receives her food voucher from WFP

With the collaboration of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, as well as WFP, the partnership is set to provide some 15 million Afghans with nutritionally-fortified wheat flour, vegetable oil and ghee – a clarified butter common in Central and South Asian cuisine – in order to help reduce the prevalence of vitamin and mineral deficiencies among the country’s more vulnerable groups, such as children under the age of five and women of reproductive age.

 This figures is equivalent to half of Afghan population estimated in slightly over 30 million.

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