Monday, 30 June 2008

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'The head of the U.S. military visited Israel for the second time in six months yesterday as tensions continued to rise over Iran's nuclear plans. Israel refused to say what Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed with his opposite number in Tel Aviv except that they 'exchanged updates and joint estimates about security in the Middle East'.

But his two-day visit has fuelled speculation that Israel and the U.S. are planning a joint attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. Yesterday, Iran threatened to cut off oil supplies in the region if it is bombed.

Israeli diplomats are urging western countries to step up sanctions against Iran and for the nuclear watchdog the IAEA to act more quickly... Two weeks ago, Israeli warplanes staged an exercise in the Mediterranean which looked like a dry-run for a raid on Iran.

[Former head of the Israeli Mossad secret service] Shabtai Shavit also said any U.S. action could be influenced by the result of the presidential election, with John McCain was much more likely to sanction a strike than Barack Obama.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manoucher Mottaki scoffed at the idea of an Israeli strike while the chief of the hardline Revolutionary Guards warned Iran would retaliate with missiles if attacked.

General Muhammad Ali Jafari said Iran would also cut off the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, a route taken by 60 per cent of the world's oil tankers.

'Oil prices will dramatically increase,' he added.

1 comment:

nanotech said...

i sent it to you first.

i just now, read this, so this is an appropiate, comment

In 1954 the Reece Committee, chaired by Carroll B. Reece, produced its findings regarding the influence of tax-exempt foundations in the field of education. The report also briefly mentions their influence in politics, propaganda, social sciences and international affairs. The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation and others were discussed during the Committee hearings.

The Reece Committee was smeared by the media and by John D. Rockefeller the 3rd himself as being wholly inaccurate, but historical hindsight gives us a perspective that shows what the Committee found is far closer to the truth than Rockefeller would have you believe.

A predominant theme found in the Committee's findings is the desire of the foundations and those behind them to create a system of world governance. The use of propaganda and social engineering was identified as a means to and end to achieve this goal. In 1932, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, Max Mason, stated that "The social sciences… will concern themselves with the rationalization of social control…"