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FULLY ARMED Russian ships pay a "Friendly" visit to San Francisco 6-20-2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6deJ27lUw6U&playnext_from=TL&videos=zVBgOgkPZA0&feature=sub

Is this a "friendly visit" just in case Israel attacks Iran, Russia is at the ready to back up Tehran?

http://en.rian.ru/world/20100621/159504728.html

A task force from the Russian Pacific Fleet led by the missile cruiser Varyag arrived on a friendly visit to the United States, a Pacific Fleet spokesman said.

The naval group, which also includes the Fotiy Krylov salvage tug and the Boris Butoma tanker left the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok for a month-long voyage on June 4.

"An official welcoming ceremony began at 0:00 Moscow time [20:00 GMT]," Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov said.

Russia announced in 2007 that it was building up its naval presence across the world. Foreign port calls by Russian warships have become more frequent.

"The visit is to... further develop friendly relations between the fleets of Russia and the United States," a spokesman for the Pacific fleet said.

During the visit to San Francisco the Russian sailors will get acquainted with the city and its history, while San Francisco residents will be able to visit the ship, meet with the crew and listen to the music performed by the Pacific Fleet's orchestra

The Varyag is a Slava class missile cruiser, designed as a surface strike ship with some anti-air and ASW capability. The sixteen SS-N-12 Sandbox nuclear-capable supersonic anti-ship missiles are mounted in four pairs on either side of the superstructure, giving the ship a distinctive appearance.

NATO experts had dubbed Russian combat ships of this class "the killer of aircraft carriers," as they can launch 1,000 kg of high-explosives or a tactical nuclear warhead out to a range of 300 nautical miles.

In April 2009 the Varyag led a group of 21 foreign naval vessels participating in a parade to mark the 60th anniversary of China's Navy off the coast of the eastern city of Qingdao.

In November last year the flagship of the Pacific Fleet visited Singapore.
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Brzezinski is in full ecstasy elatedness.



Almost 2 years ago



US Policy Shift On Iran-Iraq
Again Shows Brzezinski
Rules In Washington
 Looming Attack On Pakistan Spells Nuclear
Confrontations With China, Russia & Their Allies

http://www.rense.com/general82/uspol.htm
By Webster G. Tarpley
7-20-8

 Washington, DC, July 17, 2008 -- With the Bush regime sending a top State Department diplomat to sit down with Iranian officials, with signs that the US departure from Iraq may now be accelerated, and with Israel beginning to make deals with Hezbollah, some observers in this capital are beginning to celebrate Peace in Our Time in an outburst of midsummer euphoria. But this perspective is an illusion: the United States and NATO now escalating the hopeless and unwinnable Afghan war, and is preparing to send US and NATO forces on the ground to seize parts of Pakistan, a country which is almost 3 times more populous than Iran, and possesses a nuclear arsenal and the means to deliver it. The Bush-Cheney-neocon era in foreign policy is over, and the Brzezinski-Trilateral-Rockefeller-Soros phase of aggression has begun; the US hit list now features Chinese allies like Sudan, Zimbabwe, and Pakistan. Brzezinski is striving to put together some huge provocation for the Beijing Olympics, to make the Chinese government lose face and begin disintegrating. The ultimate targets of the new Obama-Brzezinski foreign policy are Russia, China, and the other members and friends of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the main pole of resistance in the world to the designs of Washington and London. The stakes are now much higher than a mere conventional clash in the Persian Gulf. Brzezinski's adventurism goes far beyond that of the neocons, and objectively places the danger of a thermonuclear exchange on the world agenda. Watch for the Polish-Czech-Lithuanian missile crisis, a Balkan crisis, and a crisis between Georgia and Russia to point the world in this ominous new direction.
 
The US government is now being run by the Principals' Committee, an interagency cabal that includes Defense Secretary Gates, Secretary Of State Rice, Joint Chiefs Chairman Mullen, Secretary of the Treasury Paulson, and other operatives of the Trilateral Wall Street financier faction. It is clear that under the new policy, Iran will be able to continue to process uranium: 'The Bush administration's decision to send a senior American official to participate in international talks with "More news and information about Iran." Iran this weekend reflects a double policy shift in the struggle to resolve the impasse over the country's nuclear program. First, the Bush administration has decided to abandon its longstanding position that it would meet face to face with Iran only after that country suspended its uranium enrichment, as demanded by the "More articles about Security Council, U.N." United Nations Security Council. Second, an American partner at the table injects new importance to the negotiating track of the six global powers confronting Iran - France, Britain, Germany, Russia, China and the United States - even though their official stance is that no substantive talks can begin until uranium enrichment stops. The increased engagement raised questions of whether the Bush administration would alter its stance toward Iran as radically as it did with North Korea, risking a fresh schism with conservatives who have accused the White House of granting concessions to so-called rogue states without extracting enough in return.' (New York Times, July 17, 2008) This gambit of appeasing Iran is being done in the hopes of turning Iran against Russia and China a project of incalculable folly. Brzezinski is glad to see the Iranians have nukes, because he thinks he can keep them, pointed at Moscow.
 
At the same time, US and NATO forces are getting ready for a large-scale invasionof Pakistan, with the excuse of catching the phantomatic Bin Laden. The real goal is to so humiliate and discredit the current US puppet regime in Pakistan that the country will descend intom civilwar and split apart, destroying a key Chinese ally in the proicess. The timetable is short: 'ISLAMABAD, July 13 (Reuters) - The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, visited Pakistan on the weekend, fueling speculation that the United States was about to take action against militants in northwest Pakistan.' Even troops of other NATO states are getting ready to attack Pakistan: 'KABUL, July 16 (Reuters) - NATO forces in Afghanistan hit targets inside Pakistan with artillery and attack helicopters after coming under rocket fire from across the border, the alliance said on Wednesday. Tension is high along the border with a sharp rise in attacks in eastern Afghanistan coming from inside Pakistan that Afghan and NATO officials blame on de-facto ceasefires between the Pakistani military and militants in its lawless tribal belt. (Reuters North American News Service, July 16, 2008) All of which goes to show that Brzezinski is mad as a hatter.
 
THE BRZEZINSKI-OBAMA PLAN FOR RUSSIA
 
Groaning under the weight of two lost wars, the terminal crisis of the US dollar, banking panic, and hyperinflation, the US ruling elite is attempting to unify itself around Obama for a breathtaking reversal of their entire strategic and ideological field. The intent is to largely jettison the post-9/11 enemy image of Islamic terrorism and the focus on the Middle East, and to shift target to Russia, China, and their allies in a vast global showdown or planetary end game for which Trilateral asset Obama is supposed to be the figurehead. As outlined by the cold warrior and Russia-hater Brzezinski, the first phase is to eject the Chinese from Africa, cutting off their access to oil and raw materials, and thus sabotaging their current rapid industrial development. All of Africa is rapidly becoming a battlefield of the US against the Chinese, and Obama is the ideal front man for this. Chinese allies like Sudan and Zimbabwe, and also Pakistan and Burma, are all being targeted as part of this plan. With Iran and Syria, the effort will not to attack them, but to turn them against Russia and China. This Brzezinski design is why Obama says he wants to negotiate with Iran, but bomb Pakistan. China is being weakened and destabilized by the Tibetan insurrection and other operations, and Zbig would like to stage a large-scale incident under the cover of the summer Olympics. In the final stage, Zbig thinks he can drive the oil-starved Chinese in on Russia's provinces of eastern Siberia, where there is much oil and few Russians. Obama is thus the bearer of a plan for Sino-Russian World War III that far surpasses the insanity of the neocons. Since Russia and China are both well aware of the Brzezinski plan, this entire lunatic project is sure to blow up in our faces, with cataclysmic results. The Iraq war will seem a tea party by comparison. The main grounds for aggression in the new phase will be humanitarian and human rights claims, not terrorism, so as to maximize left cover. The Bin Laden pretext is now mainly for Afghanistan-Pakistan, where the existing war is being expanded and re-directed to fit the new policy.
 
OBAMA ESCALATES AFGHANISTAN, ATTACKS PAKISTAN
 
An example of the heightened aggressiveness that could be expected under the Brzezinski plan was the question of unilateral US bombing of Pakistan. Not a few observers spent the first half of 2008 worrying about an imminent attack on Iran. The reality was that the growing power of the Brzezinski faction in Washington made such an attack less and less likely, at least as far as the United States and the United Kingdom were concerned. But these same observers were largely blind to a program of systematic aggression being carried out by the United States and the British against Pakistan, a country that was almost 3 times larger than Iran, and became equipped with nuclear weapons and medium-range ballistic missiles to deliver them. Every gust of wind in the Persian Gulf was considered a harbinger of Armageddon, but the constant bombing raids in the northwest regions of Pakistan were considered a matter of scant importance.
 
The irony was that the bombing attacks on Pakistan had been demanded by none other than Obama. Speaking indeed the July 2008 Democratic candidates' debate held in Chicago, Obama had stated: ' what I said was that we have to refocus, get out of Iraq, make certain that we are helping Pakistan deal with the problem of al Qaeda in the hills between Afghanistan and Pakistan. But, if we have actionable intelligence on al Qaeda operatives, including bin Laden, and President Musharraf cannot act, then we should. Now, I think that's just common sense. I don't know about you, but for us to authorize -- (cheers, applause) -- (inaudible) --.' Senator Clinton had disagreed with this reckless and unilateral approach. Senator Dodd had joined Clinton in criticizing Obama. Senator McCain had scored Obama for making such a reckless and incendiary proposal. Even Bush himself stated that he intended to work closely with President Musharraf in regard to all operations conducted by the United States on Pakistani territory.
 
Since the tenant of the White House had ruled out the unilateral bombing of Pakistan which Obama had demanded, the matter appeared to be closed. Jake Tapper of ABC News found it striking that Obama, who was posing as the peace candidate for Iraq, should be so aggressive in regard to Pakistan. Tapper showed that Obama was raising the issue on the campaign trail, quoting him. '"I understand that President Musharraf has his own challenges," Obama said, "but let me make this clear. There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al Qaeda leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will." There it was again: unilateral US bombing of a sovereign state that had nuclear weapons. Tapper commented: 'In many ways, the speech is counterintuitive; Obama, one of the more liberal candidates in the race, is proposing a geopolitical posture that is more aggressive than that of President Bush.' (Jake Tapper, 'Presidential Candidate Pushes Aggressive Stance Toward Pakistan,' ABC News, August 1, 2007) In other words, when it came to Pakistan, Obama was a bigger warmonger and any Republican or Democrat in sight, including Bush and McCain, to say nothing of Clinton.
 
Astoundingly, the power of Brzezinski in Washington grew so rapidly that Obama was destined to prevail over Bush, the alleged president, imposing his policy instead of the announced intentions of the man who kept calling himself the president of the United States. Late in March 2008, a press account revealed that the US had indeed gone over to unilaterally bombing northwest Pakistan: 'The United States has escalated its unilateral strikes against al-Qaeda members and fighters operating in "Pakistan's tribal areas, partly because of anxieties that Pakistan's new leaders will insist on scaling back military operations in that country, according to U.S. officials. "We have always said that as for strikes, that is for Pakistani forces to do and for the Pakistani government to decide. . . . We do not envision a situation in which foreigners will enter Pakistan and chase targets," said Farhatullah Babar, a top spokesman for the "Pakistan People's Party, whose leader, Yousaf Raza Gillani, is the new prime minister. "This war on terror is our war." But Kamran Bokhari, a Pakistani who directs Middle East analysis for Strategic Forecasting, a private intelligence group in Washington, said the new government will almost certainly take a harder line against such strikes. "These . . . are very unpopular, not because people support al-Qaeda, but because they feel Pakistan has no sovereignty," he said. The latest Predator strike, on March 16, killed about 20 in Shahnawaz Kot; a Feb. 28 strike killed 12 foreign militants in the village of Kaloosha; and a Jan. 29 strike killed 13 people, including senior al-Qaeda commander Abu Laith al-Libi, in North Waziristan. (Robin Wright and Joby Warrick, :US Steps Up Unilateral Strikes in Pakistan," Washington Post, March 27, 2008) 
 
Soon it became clear that this was a systematic US bombing campaign and represented a scandal as big in its own way as the Nixon-Kissinger secret bombing of Cambodia back in the early 1970s. This is no hyperbole; we must simply remember that a nuclear power, and not some banana republic, is being attacked! The US bombing campaign was being conducted with wild and reckless abandon, and members of Pakistani paramilitary formations were getting killed: 'Pakistan is condemning a "Pakistan: US airstrikes kill 11 border troops" U.S. air strike which allegedly killed 11 Pakistani paramilitaries as a "completely unprovoked and cowardly act." U.S.-led forces killed Pakistani troops in an air strike along the volatile Afghan border that Pakistan's army condemned on Wednesday as "completely unprovoked and cowardly." U.S. officials confirmed that three aircraft launched about a dozen bombs following a clash between Taliban militants and Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces late Tuesday. Pakistan says the strikes killed 11 of its paramilitary troops. The Pakistani army said the air strike hit a post of the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the Mohmand tribal region and was a "completely unprovoked and cowardly act." It launched a strong protest and reserved "the right to protect our citizens and soldiers against aggression," the military said in a statement. The statement said the clash "had hit at the very basis of cooperation" between the allies in the war on terror.' 
 
The Pakistani government was now the one elected in the elections conducted after the death of Benazir Bhutto in December 2007. This was supposedly the regime the US had wanted to install, but Brzezinski was doing everything possible to humiliate, mortified, and thoroughly antagonize the new government in Islamabad. 'The Frontier Post of Pakistan reported: 'On June 10, 2008 US - led coalition forces along the Afghan border launched an air strike on a Frontier Corps Sheikh Baba border post in the mountainous Gora Prai region in Mohmand Agency. 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops including one major, 10 civilian killed and several injured. The incident took place inside Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan. Pentagon confirmed that coordinated artillery and air strikes was carried out. On Jun 11 2008, Prime Minister Gilani condemned the deaths, telling parliament: "We will take a stand for the sake of this country's sovereignty, for the sake of its dignity and self-respect". He further revealed that "We do not allow our territory to be used. We completely condemn this, and will take it up through the foreign office."("NATO's Senseless Aggressiveness in FATA," Frontier Post) By early July 2008, the US was making preparations to escalate: 'US commandos are reportedly poised to launch raids against al-Qa'ida and Taliban targets in Pakistan as Washington moves an aircraft carrier into the Arabian Sea. The redeployment of the Abraham Lincoln and its escort vessels from the Gulf yesterday came after US military intelligence officials recorded an increase in the number of foreign fighters travelling to Pakistan's tribal areas to join with militants.'
 
What is Brzezinski doing? He is obviously using the absurd pretext of bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and the Taliban in order to destroy the central government of Pakistan, and promote civil war, Balkanization, partitioning, and subdivision in that country. The goal is evidently the division of Pakistan into three or four or five petty states, including such areas as Sind, Pushtunistan, Baluchistan, Waziristan, and so forth. This operation has nothing whatsoever to do with bin Laden, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, or the "global war on terror," but had everything to do with the fact that Pakistan was a traditional Chinese ally and economic and trading partner. Pakistan had to be destroyed as part of the Brzezinski strategy to strip China of all of allies, and promote the isolation and encirclement of the Middle Kingdom. Northwest Pakistan is one of the very few parts of the world where the US continued to rely on the bin Laden-Al Qaeda myth to justify its policy. Elsewhere, pretexts and cover stories about humanitarian intervention and human rights, and nuclear non-proliferation, are on the front burner.
 
GOP LAMENTS: LAME DUCK BUSH REDUCED TO CHILD'S PLAY
 
In the late spring and early summer of 2008, it is clear that Bush, Cheney, and the neocons had indeed lost power to Brzezinski and company. Bush and Cheney appear to have about as much power as the White House janitor or the groundskeeper at the Naval Observatory. Bush and Cheney are variously described as finished, washed up, lame ducks, figureheads, and kaput. Some Republicans were becoming concerned that Bush had lapsed into a figurehead-lame-duck status, and impotence and passivity so extreme that they might become a negative factor for McCain in the upcoming election. One columnist noted: 'Some of President Bush's allies tell the Political Bulletin they are embarrassed and angry that the White House seems to be wasting Bush's time on frivolous events when much of the country is suffering through economic hard times. "Look at the schedule for Monday," says an outside Bush adviser. "A highlight of his day was witnessing a tee ball game. ... He is being reduced to child's play." The adviser says Bush also signed a supplemental appropriations bill for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on Monday, but he adds that it didn't get much coverage and that the tee ball game set the wrong tone. There is growing concern among Bush allies that the Democrats will effectively portray the President and GOP candidate John McCain as out of touch. Some GOP insiders now predict that the Republicans will lose at least five seats in the Senate and 15 to 20 in the House, and it could get worse if gasoline prices continue to soar and the public remains in a disgruntled mood.'
 
RICE HUMILIATES CHENEY WITH NORTH KOREA DEAL
 
Another leading symptom of this loss of power by Bush and Cheney is the announcement by Secretary of State Rice, another member of the Principals' Committee, that a deal has been reached with North Korea concerning the termination of the North Korean nuclear weapons program, in exchange for which the United States had pledged to remove North Korea from the State Department list of terrorist states. The remaining neocons were apoplectic to the point of foaming at the mouth. The British press revealed that the diehard Cheney had fought tooth and nail to block this deal, but had been vanquished by Rice -- and thus by the superior power of the Principals' Committee, in our view: 'Vice President Dick Cheney fought furiously to block efforts by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to strike a controversial US compromise deal with North Korea over the communist state's nuclear program Mr Cheney was so angry about the decision to remove North Korea from the terrorism blacklist and lift some sanctions that he abruptly curtailed a meeting with visiting US foreign experts when asked about it in the White House last week, according to the New York Times "I'm not going to be the one to announce this decision. You need to address your interest in this to the State Department," he reportedly said before leaving the room. "The exchanges between Cheney's office and Rice's people at State got very testy. But ultimately Condi had the President's ear and persuaded him that his legacy would be stronger if they reached a deal with Pyongyang," said a Pentagon adviser who was briefed on the battle. Top neocon John Bolton was beside himself with rage, and saw this deal with the DPRK as a harbinger of the final neocon Götterdämmerung: '"It's shameful," said John Bolton, Bush's former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "This represents the final collapse of Bush's foreign policy." (CBS-AP, June 26, 2008) The mood of his fellow neocon Richard Perle was equally apocalyptic: '"Usually the word 'meltdown' applies to a nuclear reactor. In this case it applies to Bush administration diplomacy which once aimed to halt the North Korean program and has now become an abject failure," Richard Perle, chairman of the Pentagon defense policy board in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, told the Telegraph.' (Daily Telegraph, June 28, 2008) Both Bolton and Perel, for once, have it right. Brzezinski and his tool Rice are running the show.
 
MULLEN WARNS ISRAELIS: DON'T ATTACK IRAN
 
At the same time, a pattern of intense diplomatic activity has emerged across the Middle East, even as the Israeli politician Shaul Mofaz was threatening Iran with an inevitable nuclear attack if it were to persevere in its alleged attempts to procure nuclear bombs. The Israelis are known to be negotiating with Syria in a series of talks mediated by the Turkish government. The Israelis were also making deals with Hamas and Hezbollah, something that was formally speaking a violation of the strict Bush doctrine in this regard. Remarkably, the top levels of the US government have issued some unusual warnings to the Israelis, telling them to back off from any plan to strike at Iran: President Bush and the top "U.S. Armed Forces" U.S. military commander warned "Israel" Israel... against bombing Iran, suggesting the " U.S. doesn't want to get involved in a third war. "This is a very unstable part of the world and I don't need it to be more unstable," "Michael G. Mullen" Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs chairman [and leading member of the ruling Principals' Committee], said at a briefing. Bush said, "I have made it clear to all parties [including Israel] that the first option is diplomacy," in getting Iran to stop enriching uranium that could be used for a nuclear weapon. The warnings came after the disclosure that Israel had conducted air operations over the Mediterranean that could simulate a strike on Iran.'
 
In addition to these public warnings, there are also reports of private messages telling the Israelis to back off. One was personally delivered by Admiral Mullen of the Principals' Committee, according to the Israeli press: 'The US did not give the green light for an Israeli attack on Iran, Prof. Anthony H. Cordesman, a former Pentagon official and currently the top defense analyst at the ABC TV network, said Monday. Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen. Cordesman was speaking during a meeting with Israeli defense analysts held by the Institute of National Security Studies. He said IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi was notified of the United States' stance regarding Iran by Admiral Michael Mullen, the top uniformed US military officer, during Mullen's visit here at the end of June. The US has opted at this point to stick to the diplomatic track in its efforts to keep Iran from going nuclear, and has made clear to Israel that it shouldn't attack Iran without White House approval, Cordesman said. He added that the current US policy is likely to remain unchanged at least until the next US president is sworn in. Israeli officials confirmed that Cordesman's statements indeed reflected the current tone of US policy.'
 
There are solid indications that Iran is being offered the possibility of continuing to enrich uranium at the level of its present capacity to do so, while opening a negotiation with Javier Solana of the European Union. This was welcomed by the Iran Foreign Minister Mottaki, and was widely regarded as the prelude to a deal or modus vivendi between the US under Brzezinski and the Iranians: ''Iran agreed to enter into talks with the European Union about its nuclear program before the end of the month, Iranian state-run media said. The EU, which recently placed sanctions on Iran, has offered a package of political, economic and security incentives to Iran if it halts uranium enrichment. Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, called EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana to tell him the response to that offer was coming, according to Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency, and Solana's office characterized Jalili's tone as friendly and positive. 
 
The EU has proposed suspending further sanctions if http://topics.edition.cnn.com/topics/Iran" Iran takes a six-week break from installing or manufacturing any more centrifuges that enrich uranium. Iran would be allowed to continue to run the more than 3,000 centrifuges it already has but could not manufacture more ("Iran ready to discuss EU's nuclear offer," CNN, July 4, 2008) In the midst of these negotiations, Iran launched a number of medium and short range ballistic missiles. The neocons tried to beat the drum, but the response of Secretary Gates of the Principals' Committee was as low-key and placid as could be imagined: 'The United States is no closer to confrontation with Iran after Tehran test-fired missiles it says could reach Israel and U.S. assets in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday. Asked if the United States was any closer to confrontation, Gates told reporters: "No, I don't think so." Gates also said it was "highly unlikely" that Russian air defense missiles would be in Iranian hands soon. An improved air defense system would make a strike on Iran more difficult.' (Reuters: "Pentagon chief: US no closer to Iran confrontation," July 9, 2008) Gates also mentioned the terrible consequences which any hostilities with Iran would have. The following day, there were press reports that the US was allowing the Israelis to use Iraqi airspace to ready an attack on Iran. These reports were quickly denied by the Pentagon. An Israeli attack could not be ruled out, but there was no doubt that the US and the British were strongly opposed to the idea, which would undercut Brzezinski's entire plan to turning Iran against the Russians.
 
There was yet another example of a Principals' Committee member overriding Bush and making policy. On July 11, 2008, it was reported that Treasury Secretary Paulson had convinced Bush that the administration policy of hostility (based on Bush's hatred of FDR and the New Deal in any form) to Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac, the twin giant mortgage guarantors and lenders whose debts amounted to some $5.3 trillion, was risking a systemic crisis of the US banking system a financial Armageddon. Paulson reportedly told Bush that if he insisted on driving Freddie and Fannie into bankruptcy liquidation, systemic crisis would quickly follow and Bush would be Hooverized in very short order, long before he left office. At this point, wheels were set into motion and the Federal Reserve signaled that Freddie and Fannie would get access to the discount window of the US central bank. This story is highly relevant here because it shows the degree to which the members of the Principals Committee are now running the government and telling Bush what to do on most the major issues. It is clear that Brzezinski and his fellow Trilateral oligarchs intend to maintain and consolidate the current preeminence of the Principals' Committee under a possible future Obama administration, and also if McCain becomes president, although that variant is much less promising for their hopes of giving US imperialism a hyper-demagogic facelift. In the case of McCain, the Trilateral inside operative would be Ian Brzezinski, the neocon son of the clan patriarch, who tells McCain what to say about world affairs.
 
NEOCONS DISPLACED BY TRILATERALS, 2006-2008
 
The erosion of neocon power had proceeded apace, starting around the time of the 2006 US congressional elections. Around that time, British intelligence began signaling the urgent necessity of shifting target towards Russia by staging to bombastic intelligence circuses in the form of the Politkovskaya murder and the Litvinenko radiation bomb affair, both of which were immediately blamed on Russian President Putin. The British also stepped up their subversion efforts inside the Russian Federation under the cover of cultural exchanges conduit through the Foreign Office front organization, the British Council. As a result of the new Democratic majority in the Congress, the discredited neocon factional leader Rumsfeld was forced out and replaced by Robert Gates, a Sovietologist who had served as the Russophobe Zbigniew Brzezinski's office boy at the National Security Council during 1977, 1978, and 1979. Gates had also been active in Brzezinski's mujaheddin operations against the Soviets, operations which had been given birth to the CIA Arab Legion, Al Qaeda. At the end of 2006, the report of the Iraq study group, also known as the Baker-Hamilton commission, signaled a change in oligarchical policy and with it the beginning of the end of the neocon dominance in Washington.   
 
The Iraq study group recommended that there be no US attack on Iran, and that negotiations with Syria and Iran be begun immediately. James Baker, a former secretary of state under Bush the Elder, stated explicitly that he had procured Syria as an ally for the United States during the first Gulf War, and that he could do so again. Neocon press organs screamed that Baker and Hamilton were "surrender monkeys," but the handwriting was now on the wall. The middle of the year saw the fall of the crypto-neocon Tony Blair, a creature of Rupert Murdoch and the last of the major European leaders who had cooperated with Bush and the neocons to unleash the Iraq war in the first place. The last serious attempt of the neocon faction to launch war with Iran probably occurred at the end of August and the beginning of September 2007, when rogue forces allied with Cheney in effect hijacked a B-52 intercontinental strategic bomber carrying six nuclear armed cruise missiles, and flew it from North Dakota to Louisiana. One of more of these missiles was probably destined to join in the Israeli attack on Syria which occurred on September 6. The fact that this B-52 was not allowed to proceed, and that a consensus against letting it leaves the United States rapidly emerged in the higher levels of the oligarchy, probably represented the last gasp of the US - UK neocons as far as starting a wider war was concerned. Bush's outbursts in October and November about World War III were partly directed against Putin, and partly expressed his frustration that no strategic attacks on Iran were likely. 
 
This overall impression was solidified in December 2007 with the issuance of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, which concluded that there was no longer any active Iranian program to build nuclear bombs. In 2008, attention was already shifting to such classic Brzezinski gambits as Kosovo independence and the emerging Polish missile crisis, along with the Tibet insurrection, threats to attack Sudan, and a clear desire to use a humanitarian emergency in Burma as a pretext for a humanitarian invasion and regime change because the Burmese junta was not an efficient distributor of relief supplies. In these same months, the US Supreme Court was handing down majority opinions striking down the Bush-Cheney military commissions plan for alleged terrorist captives, and then asserting the right of habeas corpus for the prisoners being held in the US exclave of Guantánamo Bay Cuba. Once again, the neocons howled in their impotence. Then came the deal to de-list North Korea as a terrorist state, followed by increasing indications of an imminent deal with Iran, even as the attacks on Pakistan escalated and that country teetered on the brink of civil war and partition.   
 
The years had not been kind to the neocons: Scooter Libby had been convicted, and only escaped prison through bushes highly controversial pardon. Lord Conrad Black, arguably an even bigger neocon then Libby, was now actually serving a multi-year prison sentence in a US federal penitentiary for embezzling money from his companies. Lord Black had been one of the major funders of the American Enterprise Institute, where no less a personage than Lynn Cheney, as well as Richard Perle and Michael Ledeen had been employed. As for neocon Michael Ledeen, his problems might only be beginning: a report from the Senate Intelligence Committee alleged that Ledeen and his old Iran-Contra friend Ghorbanifar had conspired to manipulate US intelligence during the run-up to the Iraq war. This report had no doubt received much personal attention from the Committee Chairman, who was none other than Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, of the Trilateral-Rockefeller faction which also included Brzezinski. Other neocons like torture advocates and Geneva Convention deniers Addington (Cheney's Cheney) Yoo were hauled in front of the Nadler committee of the House to be grilled and lambasted. These were some of the steps by which the Trilaterals had ousted the neocons from their previous positions of power, had neutralized Bush and Cheney, and had generally introduced a demagogic left turn in the entire posture of Anglo American foreign policy, propaganda, and intelligence operations. Now, all they needed was a figurehead to become the spokesman for this deceptive and cynical left turn -- and this was obviously the role assigned to Obama. 
 
If the American people could imagine no conflict worse than the Iraq war, or even the now-unlikely Iran war, they were obviously suffering from a severe poverty of imagination. Zbigniew Brzezinski's imagination was richer than that. He could and did imagine a drive to break up both Russia and China, reducing both to a congeries of warlords and petty states, all absolutely impotent to resist the Anglo-Americans. That would give London and Washington another century of world domination. Brzezinski would always claim that his intention was to accomplish all this using proxies, surrogates, and pawns, and without embroiling the US in direct war with Russia and China. His approach had all the defects of the old Astor family-Cliveden set of the 1930s, who were convinced that they could build up Hitler, turn him east, play him against Stalin, and then destroy both Germany and the USSR in the process, letting the British Empire survive for another hundred years. Unfortunately, they had been too clever by half, and their plan had blown up in their faces when Hitler turned west before going east. That had caused World War II. Now, it was clear that Brzezinski's fantastic strategy was also destined to blow up in his face, and in all our faces, except now there are ICBMs and H-bombs. The Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his faction clearly had read Brzezinski's intentions accurately: "Where did you get a public opinion that we should fully disarm and then, according to some theoreticians, such as Brzezinski, divide our territory into three or four states? If there is such a public opinion, I would disagree with it," Putin had stated on June 4, 2007. 
 
OBAMA A ONE-WAY TICKET TO THERMONUCLEAR WAR
 
An Obama regime was therefore a probable one-way ticket to thermonuclear war, an outcome several orders of magnitude worse than anything the neocons had ever plotted. Brzezinski and his friends were more aggressive, more adventurous, more intelligent, and more insane than the neocons. The American people, if they succumbed to Obama, were about to leap out of the frying pan and into the fire.
 
 
http://www.cfr.org/publication/14004/democratic_debate_transcript_chicago.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Story?id=3434573&page=1
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/27/AR2008032700007_2.html?sid=ST2008032700935
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/archives/2008/06/us_airstrikes_kill_pakistani_troops/
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/News.aspx?ncat=ar&nid=194&ad=16-06-2008
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24000236-2703,00.html
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/bulletin/bulletin_080703.htm
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/07/02/2008-07-02_dont_bomb_iran_bush_warns_israel-1.html
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1215330891157&pagename
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/07/04/iran.threat/index.html
http://wiredispatch.com/news/?id=245597
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I don' think Russia would intervine directly if US/Israel attack Iran but they will take that opportunity to regain full control of the ex soviet republics, Rebuiding the old empire by stealth and kicking nato out.
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Is this a "friendly visit" just in case Israel attacks Iran, Russia is at the ready to back up Tehran?


"How convenient"

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I don' think Russia would intervine directly if US/Israel attack Iran but they will take that opportunity to regain full control of the ex soviet republics, Rebuiding the old empire by stealth and kicking nato out.

yup, it is the best thing in the world for them and china.

of course they agreed to allow us to attack.

we did the same thing with iraq when we told saddam to attack kuwait. how did that turn out for saddam and the iraqi people?

http://arabic-media.com/greenlight.htm
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Visiting Gorbachev/Pelosi?....

http://sfcitizen.com/blog/2010/02/03/cruise-with-condi-and-gorby-sail-the-black-sea-with-gorbachev-and-condoleezza-rice-24k/

Cruise with Gorby and Condi: Sail the Black Sea with Gorbachev and Condoleezza Rice, $24K
How would you like to spend a couple of weeks on and around the Black Sea with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, and former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev?

Well, you’re in luck, ’cause San Francisco-based World Leaders Travel on 500 Third Street is asking just $23,990 per person (double occupancy) to attend Global Challenges in a Post-Perestroika World: A World Leaders Symposium in Russia and the Black Sea this summer, August 30  through September 15th 2010.

No, Silly Billy, you won’t sail on the Chevron Condoleezza Rice - they renamed that vessel years ago.



http://westend.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Coverage_Raisa_Gorbachev_Foundation_Party_20000101
http://www.hauteliving.com/2010/06/doris-world-the-raisa-gorbachev-foundation-party/
Dori’s World: The Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party
By Dori Cooperman on June 8th, 2010

Goga Ashkenazi, in black Valentino, invited a table of 10 to the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party at Stud House, Hampton Court Palace, on June 5, 2010, in Richmond upon Thames, London, England. The night benefited the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, an international fund fighting childhood cancer.

On hand were some of the royalty of film including Hugh Grant, Vanessa Redgrave, Anjelica Huston, Joely Richardson and Claire Forlani. Fashion designers Matthew Williamson and Patrick Cox joined the festivities, along with founder of Gift-Library.com Caroline Stanbury and her husband Cem Habib, Cheyne Capital hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie, model Astrid Muñoz, Israeli socialite Hofit Golan, head of Sky Pictures William Turner and his wife Emily Oppenheimer, Green Shield Stamps heir Tim Jefferies and Robert Hanson and his new bride Masha Markova.

The event took place at the Stud House, the private home of the Lebedev family, located 45 minutes from central London. The reception was held on the lawns of the house, followed by dinner and an auction hosted by Marie Curie Cancer Care CEO Thomas Hughes-Hallett. A truly spectacular array of unique lots went up for bid. Last year, 1.1 million pounds was raised on the auction alone. Mariani Blekana bid on a 50,000 pound item.

The Raisa Gorbachev Foundation was established by Evgeny Lebedev and Mikhail Gorbachev in 2006 as a not-for-profit organization to commemorate the life of Mikhail’s wife, who died from Leukemia in 1999.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-387029/Tarnished-Tara-past-girl.html
Emily Oppenheimer, of the diamond dynasty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Beers

Cecil Rhodes, the founder of De Beers, got his start by renting water pumps to miners during the diamond rush that started in 1871, when an 83.5 carat diamond was found on Colesburg Kopje (present day Kimberley), South Africa. He invested the profits of this operation into buying up claims of small mining operators, with his operations soon expanding into a separate mining company.[2] He soon secured funding from the Rothschild family, who would finance his business expansion

When Rhodes died in 1902, De Beers controlled 90% of the world's diamond production. Ernest Oppenheimer took over the chairmanship of the company in 1927, after buying a seat on the board a year earlier

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Lebedev

Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev (Russian: Александр Евгеньевич Лебедев, born 16 December 1959 in Moscow) is a Russian businessman, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs.

In May 2008, he was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the richest Russians and as the 358th richest person in the world with an estimated fortune of $3.1 billion.[1] He owns a third of airline Aeroflot, and is part owner of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta[2] and owner of three UK newspapers: the London Evening Standard, the The Independent and the Independent on Sunday.
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 he soon transferred to the First Chief Directorate (Foreign Intelligence) of KGB. He worked there and at its successor Foreign Intelligence Service until 1992.[3] In London he had the diplomatic cover of an economics attaché. According to Lebedev's personal site his assignments included fighting capital flight from the Russian Federation.[3] The Sunday Express stated that he “spent more time studying finance and the City than British secrets”.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyne_Capital_Management
Cheyne Capital is a London-based alternative asset manager. The firm launched its first fund in 2000 and today specializes in corporate credit, event-driven, equity, and equity-linked funds. It is one of the largest alternative asset managers in Europe[1] with mandates from pension funds, foundations, family offices, and funds of funds.

The Cheyne group currently employs approximately 170 people[2] with its primary offices in London, New York, and Bermuda. It was founded in 1999 by Jonathan Lourie and Stuart Fiertz who are currently the CEO and President of Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP respectively.[3] Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP is authorised and regulated by the U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA).

http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/ans-cover-news111506.htm
Nancy Pelosi: One of Mikhail Gorbachev's most useful idiots

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
  
Investigative journalists doing their jobs should dig deep--really deep--into Nancy Pelosi's role in the controversial, $280-million, federal-funded Hunters Point Shipyard affair--in relation to her alleged role as an investor in a real estate investment entity called PRESIDIO PARTNERS.

Look past the fact that the 936-acre site, of which about 443 acres are not polluted and that Hunter Point Shipyard is the largest tract of undeveloped land in San Francisco.

Roll Call has stated that in early 2004, John Murtha “reportedly leaned on U.S. Navy officials to sign a contract to transfer the Hunters Point Shipyard to the City of San Francisco” and that “Laurence Pelosi, nephew of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at the time was an executive of the company which owned the rights of the land.”

But that's only the most recent chapter of Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha and San Francisco's largest tract of undeveloped land.

But the truth is Pelosi's alleged involvement in the Hunters Point Shipyard fiasco goes well beyond what shows on the surface. For Pelosi it's a well trodden trail that goes all the way to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the Presidio's most famous tenant.

“Among the unpublicized facts about Nancy Pelosi was that she was an investor in a real estate investment entity called PRESIDIO PARTNERS, which set up shortly after the Nixon Administration's first closure of federal military bases around the US,”.

“Among the choicest real estate properties were (a) San Francisco's Presidio Fort then the headquarters for the Sixth US Army (b) Treasure Island and Yreba Buena Island, the US Navy's parcels in San Francisco Bay (c) The Hunter's Point Naval Base, then biggest US Navy base between Seattle Washington Long Beach and San Diego California.”

Pelosi's involvement in the disposal of federal military surplus land is matched only by Gorbachev, who as founder of Green Cross International (GCI) devised a mechanism for converting American military bases to civilian uses converting the bases over to “global centers for sustainability”. Gorbachev's mission of converting American military bases to global centers for sustainability came just two years after he resigned as president of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991.

In a speech entitled “From Swords to Plowshares, delivered in the House of Representatives on June 4, 1992, Pelosi cheered the arrival of Gorbachev to the Presidio as a tenant.

“The National Park Service is actively seeking ideas for programs and tenants at this spectacular site. Last month, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev visited the presidio to propose that the Gorbachev Foundation/use be located at the Presidio when the army leaves. In his words, “it is wonderful and symbolic that a military base is being converted for use by the people'.

“As the cold war ends,” Pelosi continued, “it is, indeed, fitting that this army garrison--one of the oldest in the United States--will be transformed to a monument to peace, environmental preservation and recreation as a global park.”

Less than a year after Pelosi's fawning words, Gorbachev and his American pre-funded $3.5-million Gorbachev Foundation moved into new a white, shingled bayfront house at the historic Presidio overlooking the Golden Bridge.
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`San Francisco's Nanny” was a useful tool for UN heavy Maurice Strong and one of Mikhail Gorbachev's most useful idiots.

http://www.wopular.com/gorbachev-advising-obama-missile-talks

http://kenraggio.com/KRPN-Gorbachev-PresidiumtoPresidio.htm
Presidio Prepared Before Gorbachev Vacates Presidium

Malachi Martin, in Windswept House, gives flesh to the evolution of Gorby’s global influence: "Thus, well before Gorbachev ostensibly quit national Russian politics at the end of that year, plans for his future role were nicely on their way.

As early as April of 1991, (Gorbachev’s) American friends and sponsors had set up the nonprofit nucleus for what would eventually be known as the Gorbachev Foundation. But they had to first call it the Tamalpais Institute of San Francisco [named after the local mountain, Tamalpais]. They couldn’t decently call it the Gorbachev Foundation while Gorbachev was still the master of all the Russias!

But they could - and in May of that year did - hold a fund-raising dinner at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria. There, in the presence of Henry Kissinger, officials of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Ford Foundation, and the Pew and Mellon Funds all pitched in with a guarantee to supply the Gorbachev Foundation with its start up bankroll of $3.05 million."

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/34128-top-secret-gorbachev-files-unveil-globalist-agenda
Top Secret Gorbachev Files Unveil Globalist Agenda

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 07:07

'In 1999, the Moscow office of the Gorbachev Foundation granted access  to its vast digital archive to a limited number of vetted Russian history researchers.  One of them was Pavel Stroilov.  Parts of the archive were password restricted, but Stroilov noticed he could see the password by peeking whenever the office archivist booted the system.  He memorized it and for several visits managed to access and secretly copy volumes of folders amounting to 50,000 documents.
  
Stroilov couldn't believe what he read.  The restricted documents were the KGB transcripts of private and secret conversations of Mikhail Gorbachev during his years as leader of the Soviet Union (1985-1992.)
 
In a recent interview with urban policy magazine City Journal, he said they "tell a completely new story about the end of the Cold War. The 'commonly accepted' version of history of that period consists of myths almost entirely. These documents are capable of ruining each of those myths".'

http://www.henrymakow.com/the_top_secret_gorbachev_files.html

In one conversation Gorbachev confided to Almunia, "the success of perestroika means only one thing--the success of the socialist revolution in contemporary conditions. And that is exactly what the reactionaries don't accept."

This echoes Ford Foundation President {/ RAND Founder} H. Rowan Gaither's shocking admission to un-American Activities Committee researcher Norman Dodd  in 1953:

"We use our grant-making power so as to alter life in the United States that it can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union."   

http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/ans-cover-news111506.htm
Nancy Pelosi: One of Mikhail Gorbachev's most useful idiots

Nancy Pelosi's role in the controversial, $280-million, federal-funded Hunters Point Shipyard affair--in relation to her alleged role as an investor in a real estate investment entity called PRESIDIO PARTNERS.

For Pelosi it's a well trodden trail that goes all the way to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the Presidio's most famous tenant.

http://www.hauteliving.com/2010/06/doris-world-the-raisa-gorbachev-foundation-party/

Caroline Stanbury- Goga Ashkenazi- Emily Oppenheimer L?

Dori’s World: The Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party
By Dori Cooperman on June 8th, 2010

Cheyne Capital hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie - funds of funds
Sky Pictures William Turner and his wife Emily Oppenheimer - Emily Oppenheimer, of the diamond dynasty
the Stud House, the private home of the Lebedev family - one of the Russian oligarchs -  KGB

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His [Gorbachev's] role with the UN has been promoting the new NWO "Green" religion favored by the UN for the masses.  Along with such characters as Maurice Strong{Bilderberg/Rockefeller Foundation} and Al Gore{Bilderberg}, Gorbachev drafted 'The Earth Charter" intended to replace the Ten Commandments.


Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Visiting Gorbachev/Pelosi?....

http://sfcitizen.com/blog/2010/02/03/cruise-with-condi-and-gorby-sail-the-black-sea-with-gorbachev-and-condoleezza-rice-24k/

Cruise with Gorby and Condi: Sail the Black Sea with Gorbachev and Condoleezza Rice, $24K
How would you like to spend a couple of weeks on and around the Black Sea with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, and former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev?

Well, you’re in luck, ’cause San Francisco-based World Leaders Travel on 500 Third Street is asking just $23,990 per person (double occupancy) to attend Global Challenges in a Post-Perestroika World: A World Leaders Symposium in Russia and the Black Sea this summer, August 30  through September 15th 2010.

No, Silly Billy, you won’t sail on the Chevron Condoleezza Rice - they renamed that vessel years ago.



http://westend.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Coverage_Raisa_Gorbachev_Foundation_Party_20000101
http://www.hauteliving.com/2010/06/doris-world-the-raisa-gorbachev-foundation-party/
Dori’s World: The Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party
By Dori Cooperman on June 8th, 2010


You literally cannot make this shit up! Nice summary TahoeBlue! Just simply unbelievable.
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Maybe San Franciscians should offer them tea and crumpets?   ::)

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http://sfcitizen.com/blog/2010/02/03/cruise-with-condi-and-gorby-sail-the-black-sea-with-gorbachev-and-condoleezza-rice-24k/

Cruise with Gorby and Condi: Sail the Black Sea with Gorbachev and Condoleezza Rice{Bilderberg}, $24K
How would you like to spend a couple of weeks on and around the Black Sea with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of Defense William Perry {Bilderberg}, , and former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev?

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_bilderberg_11.htm
Bilderberg 2009 Toronto Canada: U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry

MAY 31, 1996 SUBJECT: Secretary of Defense William J. Perry is scheduled to address the Bilderberg Conference, a group composed of individuals both in and out of government who meet to discuss such topics as foreign affairs and international economy.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2008/060608_b_list.htm
Official 2008 Bilderberg Participant List - USA "Rice, Condoleezza" Secretary of State

http://www.henrymakow.com/the_top_secret_gorbachev_files.html
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In one conversation Gorbachev confided to Almunia, "the success of perestroika means only one thing--the success of the socialist revolution in contemporary conditions. And that is exactly what the reactionaries don't accept."
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This echoes Ford Foundation President {/ RAND Founder} H. Rowan Gaither's shocking admission to un-American Activities Committee researcher Norman Dodd  in 1953:

 "We use our grant-making power so as to alter life in the United States that it can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union." 


Gaither was also co-founder of the RAND Corporation military/intelligence think tank in 1959.
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After the 'fall' of Soviet socialism Gorbachev seamlessly graduated to positions of power above sovereign governments.   During the Clinton administration he lived at the Presidio in San Francisco*, even flying the green cross of a Knight of Malta at his residence

http://www.seiyaku.com/customs/crosses/maltese.html
St. John's Cross - known also as the Maltese Cross, Pattée Cross and several other names

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A Vert (green) version of the Maltese Cross is the St. Lazarus Cross used by The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem

http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/03/gorbachevs_gaia_graphics.html
Gorbachev's Gaia Graphics...
A religious order appearing in the First Crusade, famous for protecting lepers. Is Gorbachev subliminally informing us we're lepers and he's attempting to protect us? Today Hospitaliers are a humanitarian society primarily in Eastern Europe. In any case, the minds behind Gorbachev's Green Cross International chose to raid the treasury of historic symbols and combine Christ, Switzerland, the recognized color of Islam and identify themselves with the Cross Vert of St. Lazarus.
... As a child, Gorbachev was baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church, but professes to scientific atheism, the standard cant of Communists. It means he holds with neither religion nor Creator

Lazarus - raised from the dead....by Christ
http://www.nostos.com/church/Lazarus.htm
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At the age of thirty Lazarus became very ill. His sisters Martha and Maria informed Jesus of the seriousness of his condition but he did not seem to be concerned. By the time Jesus arrived at Bethany, Lazarus was dead and buried for four days. Jesus went straight to his grave, he prayed and then raised his voice: "Lazarus, come out", he shouted.  And indeed, in a while Lazarus came out of the grave wrapped with his burial cloth.
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Lazarus died at the age of sixty and was buried in a sarcophagus at Kition with an inscription "The four-day Lazarus, friend of Christ".   In 890 AD the emperor of Byzantium Leon VI Sophos transferred Lazarus' remains to Constantinople and in return he built a church at Larnaca devoted to St. Lazarus. The church survives to this date.

http://saints.sqpn.com/saintl41.htm

The Order of Saint Lazarus was founded in the 12th century to provide nursing for lepers, taking Lazarus as its patron. The knights of the order were lepers, and besides helping their fellow sufferers, they carried out military duties. They founded a hospital for lepers near the northern wall of Jerusalem.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Saint_Lazarus
Today, the former Malta & Paris Obedience, has been engaged in a major charitable program to revive Christianity in Eastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, and the Near East: Lebanon, Syria, and the Palestinian territories. Millions of dollars worth of food, clothing, medical equipment and supplies have been distributed in Poland, Hungary, Romania and Croatia. Because of this experience, the European Community commissioned the Order to transport more than 21.000 tons in food to the hungry in Russia. By financial support of the Order was organized food-aid and managed reconstruction-projects after the Tsunami Catastrophe in Indonesia.[6] The other St. Lazarus orders also participate in worldwide humanitarian efforts.

http://www.ajhs.org/Templates/EmmaLazarus09.cfm
Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award 2009

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


Emma Lazarus was the fourth of seven children of Moshe Lazarus and Esther Nathan, Portuguese Sephardic Jews[4] whose families had been settled in New York since the colonial period. ... She is known as an important forerunner of the Zionist movement. She argued for the creation of a Jewish homeland thirteen years before Herzl began to use the term Zionism.[5] Lazarus is buried in Beth-Olom Cemetery in Brooklyn.

"We must never forget those who went through those terrible trials and tribulations" said former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev at the glittering 2009 American Jewish Historical Society Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award luncheon held on March 26th at New York’s Rainbow Room. "What is dangerous is forgetfulness." The luncheon, titled "Beyond the Pale," marked two decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the global realignment that followed.

Gorbachev, who was awarded AJHS' first Global Leadership Award, was joined at the event by former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz {Bilderberg - SMOM} in conversation with PBS' Charlie Rose {Bilderberg} over their crucial roles in ending the Cold War and the emigration of some 1 million Soviet Jews. (The conversation will be broadcast on a forthcoming Charlie Rose show.)
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The Gorbachev/Shultz/Rose conversation touched on Russo-American relations today, the future of nuclear arms proliferation and negotiations with Iran, optimism for the Obama and Medvedev administrations, and the role of Russian Jews in Israeli{/American} politics today.


Israeli Consul General Asaf Shariv, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger {Bilderberg - SMOM}, Chariman Emeritus Kenneth J. Bialkin, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

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His [Gorbachev's] role with the UN has been promoting the new NWO "Green" religion favored by the UN for the masses.  Along with such characters as Maurice Strong{Bilderberg/Rockefeller Foundation} and Al Gore{Bilderberg}, Gorbachev drafted 'The Earth Charter" intended to replace the Ten Commandments.

See: Origins of RAND - Tuxedo Park - Alfred Lee Loomis 
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On May 14, 1948, RAND was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of California. The Articles of Incorporation set forth RAND's purpose in language that was both remarkably brief and breathtakingly broad:

To further and promote scientific, educational, and charitable purposes, all for the public welfare and security of the United States of America.

The three signatories — Franklin Collbohm, H. Rowan Gaither, Jr., and L.J. Henderson, Jr., RAND associate director — together with eight other prominent individuals selected from academe and industry, constituted RAND's original Board of Trustees.

Oh and regarding Al Gore {Bilderberg 1999} - Gorbachev  - Armand Hammer:

Al Gore is the heir to the Arm and Hammer Fortune [Shhhhhh don't tell anyone] 


Al Gore's Venture Capital firm: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers = KPCB the progeny of Draper, Gaither & Anderson?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draper,_Gaither_%26_Anderson

Draper, Gaither & Anderson (DGA) was one of the first venture capital firms founded in the western United States. The firm was founded in 1959 in Palo Alto, California by pioneering venture capitalist William H. Draper, Jr. Draper was joined by Rand Corporation founder Rowan Gaither as well as Frederick L. Anderson, Jr., a retired Air Force general.

Oh and what does Condi Rice {Bilderberg} and Maddy "Korbel" Albright {Bilderberg} have in common?
They were both schooled by Maddy Albright's dad:

Madeleine Albright confronted on Bilderberg & New World Order Crimes 

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/04/285931.shtml
Josef Korbel's Enduring Foreign Policy Legacy

Professor Mentored Daughter Albright and Student Rice
By Michael Dobbs, The Washington Post, Thursday, December 28, 2000; Page A05

As a junior at the University of Denver, Condoleezza Rice was all set to pursue a career in music, helping children appreciate Mozart and Beethoven. Then the future national security adviser to President-elect Bush took a course in international politics under a professor named Josef Korbel.


http://www.fleetweek.us/

San Francisco Fleet Week - October 7 - 12, 2010

2010 Fleet Week co-chairs Honorable George Schultz  {Bilderberg - SMOM} and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein {Bilderberg}.

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http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/obama_bilderbergers_160.html
Obama Inner Circle Filled With Bilderbergers
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Barack Obama himself is a Council on Foreign Relations member, has strong ties to Zbigniew Brzezinski, and participated in a clandestine meeting with Hillary Clinton at Bilderberg member Diane Feinstein’s house at the time when 2008 Bilderberg members were congregating only a few miles away.

1. TIMOTHY GEITHNER – TREASURY SECRETARY Bilderberg
2. PAUL VOLCKER – ECONOMIC RECOVERY ADVISORY BOARD Bilderberg
3. RAHM EMANUEL – CHIEF OF STAFF - IDF - Goldman Sachs
4. LAWRENCE SUMMERS – NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL Bilderberg
5. DAVID AXELROD – SENIOR ADVISOR
6. HILLARY CLINTON – SECRETARY OF STATE Bilderberg
7. JOSEPH BIDEN – VICE PRESIDENT Bilderberg
8. BILL RICHARDSON – COMMERCE SECRETARY Bilderberg
9. ROBERT GATES – DEFENSE SECRETARY  Bilderberg
10. TOM DASCHLE – HEALTH SECRETARY Bilderberg
11. ERIC HOLDER – ATTORNEY GENERAL
12. JANET NAPOLITANO – HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR
13. GEN. JAMES L. JONES – NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR Bilderberg
14. SUSAN RICE – U.N. AMBASSADOR

15. Richard Holbrooke -  envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan - Bilderberg TriLat
16. George Mitchell  - Envoy to the Middle East - Bilderberg 
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There is also seems to be a possible Gorbachev - SMOM (Order of Malta) connection....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_Military_Order_of_Malta
SMOM is considered to be the main successor to the medieval Knights Hospitaller

The Pope Visits Malta - Pope Benedict visited the grotto where tradition holds that St. Paul took shelter after his shipwreck. Pope Benedict’s visit — commemorating the 1,950th anniversary of the shipwreck of St. Paul on Malta  - April 17, 2010

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Gorbachev, who was awarded AJHS' first Global Leadership Award, was joined at the event by former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz {Bilderberg - SMOM} in conversation with PBS' Charlie Rose {Bilderberg} over their crucial roles in ending the Cold War and the emigration of some 1 million Soviet Jews. (The conversation will be broadcast on a forthcoming Charlie Rose show...

http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4264
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SMOM - Kissinger with Paul Nitze
SMOM - George P. Shultz


Pope with Mikhail Gorbachev


U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican - February 18, 2009



http://bumblebeewings.multiply.com/journal/item/1049

Pope Benedict XVI meets Knights of Malta Grand Master Fra Andrew Bertie during a mass celebrated at the Roman Hospital "San Giovanni Battista" of S.M.H.O in Rome, 02 December 2007


Cuba's President Fidel Castro decorates the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Prince Fra' Andrew Bertie, with the order of Jose Marti in Havana in a November 16, 1998 file photo

Another strange twist to this is : Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley - SMOM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Monckton,_3rd_Viscount_Monckton_of_Brenchley
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More recently, he has attracted attention for his sceptical stance towards the issue of anthropogenic global warming. Monckton is a Roman Catholic Christian.
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Monckton was born on 14 February 1952, the eldest son of the late Major-General 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, CB, OBE, MC, MA, DL and Marianna Letitia (nee Bower), former High Sheriff of Kent and a Dame of Malta.
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Monckton is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Broderers, an Officer of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, a Knight of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and a member of the Roman Catholic Mass Media Commission
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FULLY ARMED Russian ships pay a "Friendly" visit to San Francisco 6-20-2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6deJ27lUw6U&playnext_from=TL&videos=zVBgOgkPZA0&feature=sub

Is this a "friendly visit" just in case Israel attacks Iran, Russia is at the ready to back up Tehran?

http://en.rian.ru/world/20100621/159504728.html

A task force from the Russian Pacific Fleet led by the missile cruiser Varyag arrived on a friendly visit to the United States, a Pacific Fleet spokesman said.

The naval group, which also includes the Fotiy Krylov salvage tug and the Boris Butoma tanker left the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok for a month-long voyage on June 4.

"An official welcoming ceremony began at 0:00 Moscow time [20:00 GMT]," Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov said.

Russia announced in 2007 that it was building up its naval presence across the world. Foreign port calls by Russian warships have become more frequent.

"The visit is to... further develop friendly relations between the fleets of Russia and the United States," a spokesman for the Pacific fleet said.

During the visit to San Francisco the Russian sailors will get acquainted with the city and its history, while San Francisco residents will be able to visit the ship, meet with the crew and listen to the music performed by the Pacific Fleet's orchestra

The Varyag is a Slava class missile cruiser, designed as a surface strike ship with some anti-air and ASW capability. The sixteen SS-N-12 Sandbox nuclear-capable supersonic anti-ship missiles are mounted in four pairs on either side of the superstructure, giving the ship a distinctive appearance.

NATO experts had dubbed Russian combat ships of this class "the killer of aircraft carriers," as they can launch 1,000 kg of high-explosives or a tactical nuclear warhead out to a range of 300 nautical miles.

In April 2009 the Varyag led a group of 21 foreign naval vessels participating in a parade to mark the 60th anniversary of China's Navy off the coast of the eastern city of Qingdao.

In November last year the flagship of the Pacific Fleet visited Singapore.

Oh hi! No worries. Globalization sure is a friendly process, isn't it? That's okay if you live outside of the 300nm range of this warship- they have Chinese and Russian air-forces here on US soil 24/7 for "training" on the military products we sell them. All regions are covered. The only thing left for you to do is truly decide if you'll die fighting, or on your knees bowing to the tyranny. Either way.... we're f**ked. Go out with dignity so in your next life you at least have some honor.

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Maybe San Franciscians should offer them tea and crumpets?   ::)

Gee, old  english humour? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/22/BAVP1E2O3N.DTL
Russian warship makes rare S.F. appearance
Carl Nolte, June 22, 2010

The first Russian surface warship to visit San Francisco in 147 years is docked on the Embarcadero this week on a visit that combines friendship, history and a display of military power.

The ship is the cruiser Varyag, a sleek gray vessel that is the flagship of Russia's Pacific fleet. It made the two-week voyage from Vladivostok in the spirit of friendship, as Russian Rear Adm. Vladimir Kastonov said more than once during a news conference aboard the ship at Pier 30-32 on Monday.

The ship's visit also commemorates a nearly forgotten bit of Russian-American history. Czar Alexander II sent a fleet to San Francisco and New York in 1863 during the American Civil War to show support for the union.
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Monday, the Russians were pleased to show off their ship, including the menacing missile tubes that house 16 cruise missiles able to hit enemy warships more than 3,400 miles away. There is also an assortment of anti-aircraft missiles and a conventional twin-barrel gun in a turret that can fire 90 rounds of ammunition in a minute.

Members of the public can tour the Varyag from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. The ship sails Friday for Vladivostok.
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Alan Watt: [Mikhail Gorbachev] was knighted when he went to England into the Knights of Lazarus and the Knights of Lazarus symbol is the Green Cross.




see: http://www.st-lazarus.net/

The official site of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, set up by the St. Lazarus Internet Commission

https://secure.gn.apc.org/members/www.bilderberg.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5497&sid=fa8673effd9233b33c06cab8ad0dd3bc

http://aftermathnews.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/military-and-hospitaller-order-of-st-lazarus-initiates-new-grand-master/




The installation of the new Grand Master of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem recently took place at the Anglican Cathedral of Manchester, UK.

Don Carlos Gereda de Borbon, Marquis of Almazan was elected by a chapter general of the Order worldwide. Delegations represented Priories, Bailiwicks and Commanderies from Britain, European countries and also from USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Japan and South Africa.

The Grand Priory of the Maltese Islands Grand Cross Chev. Joseph R. Pace headed an eight-man delegation that participated throughout the event.

The solemn installation service included readings, communal prayers and hymns. A homily was delivered by Gregorious III Leham, spiritual protector of the Order and patriarch of the Greek Catholic Melchite Church.

The chapter general was organised by the Grand Bailiwick of England and Wales. It was chaired by the Grand Commander Chev. David James.

The activities ended at a gala dinner where Maltese Grand Prior presented the Grand Master, as well as Grand Master Emeritus and His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III with a signed copy of a book about the Order’s chequered history The Hospitaller Knights of St Lazarus by Grand Priory Hospitaller Charles Savona Ventura which was published in Malta by the Grand Priory.
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Charles-Philippe, Duke of Anjou

In 2004, Prince Charles-Philippe was elected Grand Master of a branch of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, an Order of Chivalry that dates back to the 11th century Crusades.

Charles-Philippe recently founded the St Lazare Foundation financed by the World Society, an international think tank whose mission, inspired by the Count of Paris, is to rationalise the problem of the planet’s future needs for water

Saint Lazare Investment will be the largest owner of aquatic property and will thus face the prerogatives of future international ecological policies from the point of view of an influential investor in the Carbon Finance marketplace.
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Gorbachev’s Gaia Graphics

Let’s look at Green Cross as it portrays itself. In ancient Greece, the color green symbolized victory. Green means go, as in all systems are in order. Green is youthful. Green is the symbol of living growing things, a symbol of nature. A healing color, a soothing color. It’s also the color of envy. It is also the recognized color of Muhammad and Islam. Next is the Cross. It is the Swiss adaptation of the Holy Cross, the most potent and memorable symbol of Christ and Christianity. However, there’s already a Green Cross and has been for close to nine hundred years.

The original Green Cross is attributed to the Hospitaliers of St. Lazarus, the Vert Cross. A religious order appearing in the First Crusade, famous for protecting lepers. Is Gorbachev subliminally informing us we’re lepers and he’s attempting to protect us?

http://idlespeculations-terryprest.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3583686.ece
Mikhail Gorbachev is a Christian say Franciscan friars  - March 19, 2008

The Times reports that Franciscan friars at Assisi have confirmed that Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet President, is a Christian after he was seen praying at the tomb of St Francis.

"Mr Gorbachev has long acknowledged that he was influenced by his grandmother, an Orthodox believer and is a a regular participant in peace conferences in the Umbrian town where St Francis is buried.

Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer, has also turned to Orthodox Christianity and wears a cross round his neck.

Father Miroslavo Anuskevic, a Lithuanian priest at the Basilica of St Francis, said he had spotted Mr Gorbachev - for years a professed Communist atheist - praying anonymously "in silent meditation" for half an hour at the tomb of St Francis "with very Oriental intensity" with his eyes closed, alongside his daughter Irina.

President Reagan is said to have often wondered whether the Soviet Union's last leader was a "closet Christian," observing to aides at one point during a US-Soviet summit "I think he believes".

Mr Gorbachev's parents reportedly kept Orthodox icons hidden behind pictures of Stalin and Lenin, as did the parents of his late wife, Raisa, who were reportedly executed for the offence."
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Mr Gorbachev talked at length about his humanitarian and charitable work, Father Anuskevic said. He had also spoken about about Russia "and how important it is for the world that the transition to democracy, although painful for Russia, must endure". He had said that Russia was "a country of great spirituality", and had stressed the need to protect the Earth's environment as God's creation.

http://www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com/radio/Alan_Watt_CTTM_Live_on_RBN_JanMay2008.html
Gorbachev, Green Cross, Knights of Lazarus  - Jan. 14, 2008


Alan Watt: [Mikhail Gorbachev] was knighted when he went to England into the Knights of Lazarus and the Knights of Lazarus symbol is the Green Cross.
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Updated:"A pint and a packet of crisps" ;)

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Maybe San Franciscians should offer them tea and crumpets?   ::)

Everybody knows that Rice-a-Roni is the San Fransisco treat!!!  ;D
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Related: Gorbachev Presidio S.F. Home Base - SRI/RAND - Palo Alto - Al Gore/Google/Apple/KPCB 

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article6790666.ece

August 11, 2009 - Al Gore and Mikhail Gorbachev battle for control of .eco domain

Al Gore, the former American vice-president, is at loggerheads with Mikhail Gorbachev, the Russian ex-president, over the rights to control a new “green” internet domain that could be worth billions.

The right to operate .eco — the green equivalent to .co.uk or .com — could become available as early as next year after efforts to extend the web’s reach by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), the body that oversees the internet’s structure.

The potential awarding of the coveted domain — a right that comes with a $100,000-plus (£60,700) price tag — has sparked a landgrab that has the two former statesmen pitted against each other.

Mr Gore has lent his support to an alliance called Dot Eco LLC, while Mr Gorbachev is indirectly linked to Big Room, a Canadian alliance, through the support of Green Cross International, the Swiss-based ethical and social causes charity that he founded.

In an attempt to secure the moral high ground, Big Room promises that, if it wins the contest, it will donate a quarter of the sales that it generates selling domain names to environmental and social causes.

Big Room is also pledging to ensure that it will award a domain name only to groups that provide proof of their green credentials, thus making .eco into a cyber environmental kitemark.

Trevor Bowden, a co-founder of Big Room, said: “Domain names are uniquely able to fight for our planet because they are global, accessible from any web browers, anytime, anywhere and already used by millions.

“.eco will open up a whole new suite of domains that will make it easier for ecofriendly businesses, organisations, and people to find each other and brand themselves online.”

He declined to say how much he would charge companies to use a .eco domain name if Big Room was successful, but added that the price would be “competitive with other internet names that are on the market”.

The rush for .eco is part of a wider grab for new web addresses after Icann liberalised the awarding of top-level domains, such as .com or .uk.

The internet body announced last year that, under new rules, people would be able to apply for any top-level name at the end of a web address. Previously, they had been restricted.

Scripts other than Latin, such as Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Cyrillic, will also be allowed. The owner of a domain wins the right to sell web addresses that fit its criteria.

Last month Mr Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection released a green paper containing its pitch for ownership of the domain. The group said that it was “committed to operating .eco as a tight, customer-focused, well-run business in order to use our revenues to help the environment”.

Adam Taylor, of Adlex solicitors, which specialises in internet matters, said: “Given that these two big players are already involved, I would expect there to be a lot of interest in this.” Despite the potential financial gain, he said that the costs of operating an internet registry were considerable because of the costs of providing the necessary databases, servers and routers. Verisign, the company that owns and manages .com, is estimated to have spent more than $100 million developing the .com infrastructure.

Getting the point

• The most popular top-level domain in the world is .com
• Every country has its own domain code, such as .de (Germany) and .fr (France)
• There are 21 top-level domains, ranging from .org to .net
• Icann, a not-for-profit body, was set up in 1998 to oversee the structure of the internet

http://www.rense.com/general12/gobie.htm
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Gorbachev, Maurice Strong and Al Gore are referred to as "The Three Musketeers" of the environmental movement.

It appears that the environmental situation is being used along with instilling the fear of biological warfare in order to further the one world agenda. Gorbachev states " The environmental crisis is the cornerstone for the New World Order" Maurice strong ( U.N. environmental leader ) was quoted as saying, " Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?"

James Garrison ( President of the Gorbachev Foundation ) says " we are going to end up with world government. It's inevitable... There's going to be conflict, coercion and consensus. That's all part of what will be required as we give birth to the first global civilization."
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http://www.fleetweek.us/
San Francisco Fleet Week - October 7 - 12, 2010

2010 Fleet Week co-chairs Honorable George Schultz  {Bilderberg - SMOM} and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein {Bilderberg}.

Jonestown, 1978, 900 murdered, live footage
Feinstein Recalls Assassination Of Milk, Moscone - Made in San Francisco - Jonestown and Official San Francisco:
The Untold Story

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Some interesting things about the SF Bay Area:  MilitaryIndustrialComplex:

During the 60's-70's:  Presidio, Alameda Naval Air, Oakland Transport Depot, Concord Naval Weapons (Where the Nuckes were stored), Monterey Intellegence training school, UC Berkeley-Laurence Livermore Labs, Travis Air Force Base, Hunters Point Naval Station, Dow Chemical (agent orange/Napalm), Hamilton Field Air Force Base (Novato), Mare Island Naval Shipyard (Subs) (Vallejo), Church of Satan, Home of Jim Jones Church,  Home of the Zodiac Killer, SRI - Stanford Research Institute, Home of the "Moonies", Home of the Grateful Dead and farm commune, Home of the Ken Kesey's - Acid Tests (PaloAlto-Stanford/SRI/RAND), Bohemian Grove, Home of the Hell's Angel's (Sonny Barger), spiritual home of Charlie Manson, Patty Hearst/SLA and so much more...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/sets/56935/
In 1990, the San Francisco Bay Area was home to several large U.S. military facilities. By 2000, they were all gone.

These are scenes from the Bay Area's recently-abandoned, Cold War-era bases: Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard (San Francisco), Treasure Island Naval Station (San Francisco), Alameda Naval Air Station (Alameda), the SF-88 Nike Missile Site (Marin Headlands), Hamilton Field Air Force Base (Novato), Mare Island Naval Shipyard (Vallejo), Naval Security Group Activity base (Skaggs Island), and portions of Moffett Field Federal Airfield (Mountain View).

random thought: Francis Zappa (Frank's father) was, in case you were wondering, a chemical warfare specialist assigned to – where else? – the Edgewood Arsenal. Edgewood is, of course, the longtime home of America’s chemical warfare program, as well as a facility frequently cited as being deeply enmeshed in MK-ULTRA operations. see: http://www.edgewood.army.mil/
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Related: Gorbachev Presidio S.F. Home Base - SRI/RAND - Palo Alto - Al Gore/Google/Apple/KPCB

Now - Cisco Broadband and Russian Pres make a billion dollar deal yesterday, while the Russian Nuclear Attack Cruiser is in the Harbor  - You cannot make this up:


Medvedev spoke to a packed room at Stanford, with former secretaries of state George Schultz {Bilderberg SMOM} and Condoleeza Rice {Bilderberg} in the front row.

Varyag = "Viking"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cruiser_Varyag_(1983)
Russian cruiser Varyag (Varangian), (ex-Chervona Ukraina), is the third ship of the Slava class of guided missile cruisers built for the Soviet Navy now serving the Russian Navy. In 2009 the cruiser lead a fleet of foreign warships participating in a parade to mark the -60th anniversary of China's Navy.[2]

In June 2010, Varyag, under the command of Captain Eduard Moskalenko and with Commander Fleet Diverse Forces Rear-Admiral Vladimir L. Kasatonov embarked, made a port call to San Francisco. The visit featured a plaque dedication ceremony to commemorate the six Russian sailors killed fighting a fire in San Francisco in 1863.

http://mystateline.com/fulltext-news/?nxd_id=173735
Cisco Systems Makes Billion-Dollar Russian Investment -  23 June 2010

(San Jose, CA)  --  Russian President Dmitry Medvedev leaves California's Silicon Valley with a billion dollar deal in hand.  Cisco Systems Inc. committed Wednesday to the investment in Russia's growing technology sector.  Medvedev toured Cisco and other technology companies to promote investment in a Silicon Valley style project being built near Moscow. The Cisco deal is a broadbased effort to develop social networking, broadband implementation, financial services and other businesses.

President Medvedev has departed the Bay Area to meet with President Obama at the White House today. The two men are expected to discuss economic issues and reducing nuclear weapon stockpiles.

http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/russian-president-conquers-silicon-valley-collects-1-billion-from-cisco/
Russian President Conquers Silicon Valley, Collects $1 Billion from Cisco

What better city to make a socialist overlord feel welcome than San Francisco, California?  It’s one of the few places where Barack Obama is still welcome to campaign…so the big red welcome carpet was still handy to be rolled out Wednesday for the Russian president, 44-year-old  Dmitry Medvedev. (aka Vladimur Putin’s water boy)

Dimmy toured Twitter headquarters, and of course, joined the “Twittercomrades.”

With his security guards and German shepherds, the mayor of San Francisco and the uber-Twits watching, Medvedev let forth:  ”Hello everyone. I am now on Twitter. This is my first message.”  
  
Всем привет! Я в Твиттере и это мое6 первое сообщение!


Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Apple's Steve Jobs

Dmitry continued on lifestyles of the high-tech Cali-tour:
 
He Googled , He iAppled and he then he collected $1 billion dollars from Cisco Chairman John Chambers to set up a new “Silicon Valley” near Moscow, called “Skolkovo.”  Whatttttt?
 
Medvedev spoke to a packed room at Stanford, with former secretaries of state George Schultz and Condoleeza Rice in the front row.

Russia needs to diversify beyond oil and gas, he said, and has the technical talent to do so. Roadblocks to that development will be removed, he promised.

Medvedev has put his power and prestige behind a plan to develop a version of Silicon Valley in Skolkovo, near Moscow. The effort is a kind of startup whose successes will be replicated elsewhere in the country.

Most important, he said, “they are ready to work in Moscow.”

He spelled out a plan for development and reform that will pave the wave to diversify the country’s economy into high tech. The wide-ranging plans include everything from grants for young researchers still in school to reform of the country’s sometimes difficult judicial system.

In addition, he said, the country would work to fix its broadband infrastructure, add safeguards for intellectual property, develop a strong financial system and increase efforts at energy efficiency.

Medvedev said he is aware of complaints about corruption and red tape and intends to do something about it. “We’re going to do it ourselves, without any outside mentoring,” Medvedev said.

But “I invite all of you here today to work with Russia” in developing Skolkovo.

Russia’s wealth needs to be directed at diversifying into technology, he said. “Nothing happens without money, but in Russia we have money and in a number of cases big money, but we don’t have Silicon Valley. This money should be spent correctly.”

Medvedev continues his journey today to Washington to meet with President Obama, and then to Canada for a G-8 and G-20 conference.

The initiative announced Wednesday by Cisco was characterized as a “wide-ranging series of collaborative initiatives” in Russia and the U.S.

The $1 billion Cisco initiative over 10 years will :

Commit an initial $100 million in venture money. The company said it will increase the number of Cisco networking academies in Russia to 300, teaching people how to work with Cisco equipment.    

Establish an innovation and venture center in Skolkovo, which will make Skolkovo an advanced Internet-connected city using Cisco technology.   Provide $175,000 in prize money to winning entrepreneurial teams in Russia.
 
I will direct you now to my most recent list of corporations and jobs leaving the state of California and also note sadly that California has a 12.6% unemployment rate and isn’t it VERY SAD that one of Silicon Valley’s august tech firms is investing heavily in Russia….not here?  
 
…..that sucking sound is getting pretty loud in California, isn’t it?


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A. Nuther Patriot Says:  June 23rd, 2010 at 9:38 pm
ashamed to admit I work for cisco.

A co-worker says the russian security forces trained ak-47s (“looking down the barrel of several”) on him and others who happened to be on the street when medvedev passed by. this shouldn’t happen here.
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http://gci.ch/
Green Cross International (GCI) is a Geneva-based non-governmental organisation founded by President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993

In January 1990 during an address to the Global Forum on Environment and Development for Survival held in Moscow, President Mikhail Gorbachev brought up the idea for an organization that would apply the medical emergency response model of the International Committee of the Red Cross to ecological issues and expedite solutions to environmental problems that transcend national boundaries.

Developing this idea, delegates at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (June 1992), approached Mikhail Gorbachev (the former President of the USSR) mandating him to create and launch this organisation. At the same time Swiss National Council MP, Roland Wiederkehr founded a ‘World Green Cross' with the same objective. Both organisations merged in 1993 to form Green Cross International.

Green Cross International Board of Directors

Mikhail Gorbachev, Founding President
Jan Kulczyk, Chairman
Alexander Likhotal, President (ex officio)
Sander Mallien, Treasurer & Green Cross Switzerland President
Mohan Munasinghe
Mario Soares
Sergey Baranovskiy, Green Cross Russia President
Celso Luiz Claro de Oliveira, Green Cross Brazil President
Ousséni Diallo, Green Cross Burkina Faso CEO
Shoo Iwasaki, Green Cross Japan President
Scott Seydel, Global Green USA Chairman

"I'd say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years. Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me.”
Ted Turner - Green Cross International Honorary Board Member

Honorary Board

Princess Basma Bint Talal, Jordan
Victor Danilov-Danilyan, Russia
Prof. Istvan Lang, Hungary
Dr. Rita Levi Montalcini, Italy
Dr. Rudolphus Lubbers, The Netherlands
Prof. Wangari Maathai, Kenya
Pat Mitchell, USA
Adolf Ogi, Switzerland
H. E. Javier Perez de Cuellar, Peru
Robert Redford, USA
Dr. Karan Singh, India
Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, The Netherlands
David Suzuki, Canada
Dr. Monkombu S. Swaminathan, India
Diane Meyer Simon, USA
Ted Turner, USA
Dr. Yevgeny Velikhov, Russia
Wakako Hironaka, Japan
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We now have an interesting combination of Nato Wiseman Albright and  Condi Rice working on Russia...

http://www.worldleaderstravel.com/trips/global-challenges-in-a-post-perestroika-world.html


A Meeting of the Minds With Condoleezza Rice, William Perry, Mikhail Gorbachev, and other special guests Aboard the Silver Wind August 30 — September 15, 2010

Optional Pre-Symposium Extension:
Kiev, Chernobyl, and Moscow with Ambassador William Miller, August 25-31, 2010

Optional Post-Symposium Extension:
Istanbul and Ephesus, September 15-18, 2010

World Leaders Travel is pleased to announce its fifth World Leaders Symposium: a journey to Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. This exclusive program will feature a series of lectures and discussions on the complexities of this culturally and politically diverse region with some of the world's leading Russia experts and scholars.

Join world leaders and distinguished dignitaries, including former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, aboard the luxurious, all-suite Silver Wind to explore the unique history and cultural influences of Russia and the Black Sea region.

Delve into Russia’s ever-evolving relations with the West, the proliferation and containment of nuclear weapons, the struggle between Russia and her former satellite states, independence movements of potential breakaway republics, and the significance and strategic importance of natural resources in the Caucasus region.

On this journey that begins in Moscow and ends in Istanbul, travelers will meet with prominent government and business leaders, engage experts during a rich educational program and exclusive excursions, enjoy private access to historical sites and specially arranged performances, and take advantage of the many amenities aboard one of the world’s finest cruise ships.
Activity Level: Moderately active

http://cruisediva.com/sw_award.htm
Silversea Cruises Passes Muster at Home & Abroad
Russian President Vladimir Putin Honors Silver Whisper

She's sleek and stylish and turns heads wherever she sails. Silversea Cruises' Silver Whisper is accustomed to attention. Some of the world's most prestigious organizations have praised her perfection
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With accolades such as those, it stood to reason that when Russian President Vladimir Putin needed presidential-class accommodations and service to host visiting heads of state for celebrations marking the tricentennial of the founding of St. Petersburg, he would look to Silversea Cruises' fleet and hand-pick the Silver Whisper. Docked in Russia's cultural capital on the Neva River for three days in May 2003, the ultra-luxury, 382-guest ship hosted world leaders from the G8 countries, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair, French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.

During the St. Petersburg festivities, Silver Whisper hosted a Russian state dinner for 46 presidents and prime ministers, plus another 46 ambassadors and ministers, arguably the largest number of heads of state ever gathered on a cruise ship.
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Silversea Cruises is recognized as a luxury cruise innovator, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance.

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Since Albright is also one of the Nato Wise Men -  she would be helping with scenario planning for war with Iran... Is the coordination between CFR members part of this? No it couldn't be.

Madeleine Albright confronted on Bilderberg & New World Order Crimes  

In this report, Not one mention of Iran: purposely?

http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2010/03/01/nato_must_reassure_nervous_allies_98828.html
NATO Must Reassure Nervous Allies - March 1, 2010  
By A. Wess Mitchell & Robert Kron

As Madeleine Albright and the "Group of Wise Men" prepare to unveil a revised NATO Strategic Concept, attention is again focused on growing tensions in the East. The space between NATO and Russia appears to be entering a new era of geopolitical competition and instability.
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insecure allies are less likely to support out-of-area U.S. and NATO military missions. On a per-capita basis, Central European states have been some of the most generous contributors to U.S. and NATO operations, most recently in Afghanistan.
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Powers such as Israel and Taiwan both depend on the United States as an off-shore security benefactor and closely monitor Washington's relationships in Central and Eastern Europe for cues on the reliability of the U.S. security link.
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A. Wess Mitchell is President of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington, D.C. Robert Kron is a Research Associate at CEPA.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article164065.html
NATO Expansion, Missile Deployments And Russia’s New Military Doctrine
by Rick Rozoff*
15 February 2010
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Concurrently, on the pretext of responding to an ostensible threat from Iran, NATO is deploying an interceptor nuclear missile system on Russia’s borders which overturns the strategic balance with Moscow and calls into question the principle of progressive nuclear disarmament. Russia, on its part, feels directly targeted and is taking urgent measures to revamp its alliances and put its armament programmes back on track.
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In doing so he echoed Russian ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin who two days before said “U.S. plans to base a missile-defense system in eastern Europe are a pretext to encroach on Russia’s borders” and “The U.S. is using Iran’s actions to globalize its system of missile defense.” [21]
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The more the U.S. and its NATO allies thunder against alleged Iranian threats, the tighter the Western interceptor missile cordon is secured around Russia.


Madeleine Albright (leader of NATO ‘Group of Wise Men‘) and Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola (Chairman of the NATO Military Committee) before presenting the Organization’s new strategic concept.

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/europe-and-beyond-u-s-consolidates-global-missile-shield/
Europe And Beyond: U.S. Consolidates Global Missile Shield - August 3, 2010
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The Pentagon has secured seven new military bases in Bulgaria and Romania since the latter two states joined NATO in 2004. Those sites include the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria, fifty kilometers from the Black Sea, and the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania near the city of Constanta on the Black Sea. Both are being upgraded to strategic air bases which, already employed for the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, are available for strikes against Iran and in the South Caucasus in the event of an equivalent of the Georgian-Russian war of two years ago. The Romanian base is the main headquarters for the Pentagon’s Joint Task Force-East.

At any given time there are several thousand U.S. troops in Bulgaria and Romania, the first foreign forces in Bulgaria since shortly after the end of World War Two and in Romania since 1962.

A comparable situation exists in Poland. An American military newspaper recently ran a feature on the deployment of Patriot missile batteries in the country called “U.S. Army’s presence in Poland most significant since World War II” in which an American Army spokesman stated, “We have between 80 and 150 troops going there on a regular basis. We’ve never had that number and for that long of a period.” No foreign troops had been stationed in Poland since the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in 1991.

The article also stated that “For the first time since the end of World War II, U.S. Army soldiers are making regular rotations into Poland, this time to train its forces to use Patriot missiles.

“Forty miles from the Russian border, a small group of U.S. Army Europe soldiers is instructing the Polish military about the missiles, which are designed to counter tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and advanced aircraft.” [19]

A Fox News report characterized the operation as “the first long-term U.S. troop presence…in Poland,” and quoted U.S. ambassador to the nation Lee Feinstein as maintaining “It’s U.S. boots on the ground, a very tangible symbol of the U.S.-Polish alliance.” [20]

Regarding Israel, where the U.S. has also deployed the first foreign troops on that country’s soil, in late July the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense added $95.7 million to a White House funding request for Tel Aviv’s long-range Arrow and medium-range David’s Sling anti-ballistic missile programs subsumed under the Iron Dome layered air and missile defense system. Abiding by the subcommittee’s recommendations, Congress will allot $422.7 million for the above purpose for next year (with $109 million for the Arrow 3 system), bringing total U.S. underwriting of Israeli interceptor missile programs to $1 billion over the past four years.
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By absorbing most all of Eastern Europe into NATO, the U.S. has also provided its Israeli ally access to air bases and training sites of strategic significance for future attacks on neighboring Middle East nations. On July 29 Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilna’i stated, “We fly in Romania so we can act deep inside neighboring Arab states.” [22]

The more extended and flexible, the “stronger, smarter and swifter” U.S. missile strategy, then, pursues a trajectory from the Baltic Sea, with Standard Missile-3-equipped Aegis warships also available for service in the Norwegian and Barents Seas, to Southeastern Europe into the South Caucasus, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Persian Gulf, covering Russia’s western and southern flanks and encroaching upon Iran.

When President Obama visits India in November he intends to secure billions of dollars in arms deals with the world’s second most populous nation.

On July 12 Russia’s Vzglyad newspaper reported that “The deal, if signed during Obama’s visit, would [have] the US replace Russia as India’s biggest arms supplier…adding that the deal would also help India curb China’s rise.

“India’s shortlist includes Patriot defense systems, Boeing mid-air refueling tankers and certain types of howitzers, and the total cost of the deal may exceed $10 billion….” [23

By selling anti-ballistic missile systems to India – starting with Patriots and advancing to longer-range models – Washington will connect its missile interception network from Europe through the Middle East to its eastern wing, that which includes 26 ground-based interceptors at Fort Greely in Alaska, a 280-foot-tall, 50,000-pound sea-based X-band radar in the Aleutian Islands, and PAC-3, SM-3 and THAAD missiles in Japan, South Korea and Australia.

Current U.S.-China tensions, the worst in several decades, were triggered early this year when Washington confirmed it was providing Taiwan with 200 advanced Patriot missiles and warships capable of being upgraded for the Aegis Combat System. [24]

For all the talk of protecting the U.S. Mainland from alleged Iranian and North Korean missile threats – accusations that are in the first case absurd and in the second highly improbable – at the end of the day Washington and its military allies around the world are well on the way to encircling Russia, China and Iran with an insurmountable barrier of interceptor missile deployments in conjunction with the militarization of space and the Prompt Global Strike program. Neither those three nations nor any other outside the rapidly expanding U.S. global military nexus will be permitted to retain effective deterrence or retaliation capabilities.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: FULLY ARMED Russian ships pay a "Friendly" visit to San Francisco 6-20-2010
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RIP - Richard Holbrooke

***Obamas Bilderberg Appointments

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http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/obama_bilderbergers_160.html
Obama Inner Circle Filled With Bilderbergers
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Barack Obama himself is a Council on Foreign Relations member, has strong ties to Zbigniew Brzezinski, and participated in a clandestine meeting with Hillary Clinton at Bilderberg member Diane Feinstein’s house at the time when 2008 Bilderberg members were congregating only a few miles away.

1. TIMOTHY GEITHNER – TREASURY SECRETARY Bilderberg
2. PAUL VOLCKER – ECONOMIC RECOVERY ADVISORY BOARD Bilderberg
3. RAHM EMANUEL – CHIEF OF STAFF - IDF - Goldman Sachs
4. LAWRENCE SUMMERS – NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL Bilderberg
5. DAVID AXELROD – SENIOR ADVISOR
6. HILLARY CLINTON – SECRETARY OF STATE Bilderberg
7. JOSEPH BIDEN – VICE PRESIDENT Bilderberg
8. BILL RICHARDSON – COMMERCE SECRETARY Bilderberg
9. ROBERT GATES – DEFENSE SECRETARY  Bilderberg
10. TOM DASCHLE – HEALTH SECRETARY Bilderberg
11. ERIC HOLDER – ATTORNEY GENERAL
12. JANET NAPOLITANO – HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR
13. GEN. JAMES L. JONES – NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR Bilderberg
14. SUSAN RICE – U.N. AMBASSADOR

15. Richard Holbrooke -  envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan - Bilderberg TriLat
16. George Mitchell  - Envoy to the Middle East - Bilderberg 

Re: DynCorp owners - Veritas Capital Fund buys Kroll Government Services

Zinni is for whatever makes him money. Now that he's on the BAE payroll he's for lot's of Dyncorp boots...

What I am trying to show is that between Albright - Zinni - Hayden - Clinton - CIA - MPRI - KLA - Holbrooke  et al. that

Bin Laden was a protected asset.

Zinni and Albright were right in there keeping BinLaden "IN PLAY" and from being captured even after the Embassy bombings and thwarts FBI agent John O’Neill 's investigation...

see: Madeleine Albright confronted on Bilderberg & New World Order Crimes

After 1994-1999: CIA and Bin Laden Train KLA in Albania 
December 1997-Spring 1998: Urgent Requests for Embassy Security Go Unheeded
August 4-19, 1998: US Refuses Extradition of Two Embassy Bombers
February 6-23, 1999: Kosovo Talks - Albright also works closely with the Kosovar Albanians 
 
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem  is also connected to Mary Magdalen  of Bethany  - sister of Lazarus - and the Holy Grail

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarus
Lazarus is a name found in two separate contexts in the New Testament. Lazarus of Bethany is the subject of a miracle recounted only in the Gospel of John,[1] in which Jesus restores Lazarus to life after four days dead....He is identified as the brother of the sisters Mary and Martha. ...
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The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem (OSLJ) was a religious/military order of chivalry which originated in a leper hospital founded by Knights Hospitaller in the twelfth century by Crusaders of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.

The Order of Saint Lazarus is one of the most ancient of the European orders of chivalry, yet is one of the less-known and less-documented orders.

The first mention of the Order of Saint Lazarus in surviving sources dates to 1142.


Mary Magdalen by Da Vinci. Note she is holding a thin "veil" over her reproductive area and a red cloth in her left hand.

She was the "bleeding woman" whose bleeding stopped when "power went out from" Jesus. A woman's bleeding stops when she becomes pregnant..


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Magdalene
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The French tradition of Saint Lazare of Bethany is that Mary, her brother Lazarus, and Maximinus, one of the Seventy Disciples and some companions, expelled by persecutions from the Holy Land, traversed the Mediterranean in a frail boat with neither rudder nor mast and landed at the place called Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer near Arles. ... Lazarus became, after the death of the good Maximin, the first bishop of Marseilles

http://www.perillos.com/polycarpedelariviere.html
A strange Carthusian prior: Polycarpe de la Rivière
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The strange crypt of Lazarus and the fresco of Mary Magdalene - St Victor, Marseille.

...the research Peiresc did, and with which the Carthusian monk maintained a close correspondence, was very often directed in the direction of Mary Magdalene and Lazarus, two enigmatic characters from the New Testament, who legends place in France after the Crucifixion. It is in Marseilles, under the abbey fortress of St Victor, that he made in-depth studies on the crypt of Mary Magdalene, St Andre, and Lazarus!

http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/09097A.htm

Lazarus of whom alone we have to treat here, went to Marseilles, and, having converted a number of its inhabitants to Christianity, became their first pastor. During the first persecution under Nero he hid himself in a crypt, over which the celebrated Abbey of St.-Victor was constructed in the fifth century.

In this same crypt he was interred, when he shed his blood for the faith. During the new persecution of Domitian he was cast into prison and beheaded in a spot which is believed to be identical with a cave beneath the prison Saint-Lazare. His body was later translated to Autun, and buried in the cathedral of that town. But the inhabitants of Marseilles claim to be in possession of his head which they still venerate.
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bump for  St Petersburg International Economic Forum (Russia)

So where is Goldman Sach's Asset manager ? St. Petersburgh Russia ....

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/17/uk-russia-forum-oneill-idUKTRE75G1WW20110617
ST PETERSBURG, Russia | Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:11pm BST

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Greek will keep moving closer to default unless European Union policymakers stop sparring in public about its debt crisis, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said on Friday.

"It is like open theatre," O'Neill told Reuters Insider television in an interview at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia.

http://rt.com/business/news/novartis-pharma-russia-factory/
Novartis has started construction of its first Russia based plant in St Petersburg
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The deal, unveiled as part of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum will see total investment of $500 million over 5 years, into plant construction as well as R&D

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=209939.msg1257361#msg1257361
Bilderberg 2011

Daniel L. Vasella, Switzerland (Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Novartis AG)

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=206621.msg1256646#msg1256646
Jim Tucker: Bilderberg 2011 will be June 9-12, in Switzerland
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It’s possible that Nestle or Novartis would provide a private location if they don’t rent a hotel.? Nestle is usually hosting the rive-reine conference in Vevey, wich is like a mini-bilderberg of Switzerland. that would be a possibility”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Petersburg_International_Economic_Forum
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is the main annual economic summit of Russia and the CIS states – the “Russian Davos”.

The Forum has been held in St. Petersburg evey June since 1997 and is conducted in the form of plenary sessions, roundtables, exhibitions, presentations of investment projects, and business meetings and negotiations in which presidents, the heads of governments and parliaments of different countries, and the heads and representatives of international organizations, as well as businessmen, experts, scholars and public figures participate. In 2005, some 3 000 people from 64 countries participated in the Forum. Until 2006 the Forum was conducted by the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of CIS Member States and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

Since then, following a Presidential decree, the Forum has been organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation. The working languages of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum are Russian and English.

http://www.forumspb.com/userfiles/files/SPIEF_Programme_eng.pdf
ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM
PROGRAMME
JUNE 16-18, 2011, ST. PETERSBURG

Business round table
RUSSIA – US BUSINESS DIALOGUE
MAIN ISSUES IN THE US-RUSSIA STRATEGIC ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP
A pragmatic look at US-Russia trade and investment cooperation two years after the 'reset' button
was pressed. Russia's entry into the WTO as the driving factor for the 'reset', and for the
implementation of high-priority initiatives. Priority sectors: high-tech, transport and infrastructure,
energy, mechanical engineering and aviation, construction, financial services, and more. Basic trade
agreement as the foundation for the 'reset', and as the cornerstone for a strategic economic
partnership between Russia and the United States.
1) Are the two governments ready to begin negotiations over a new format for basic U.S.-Russia
trade agreement? What will the agreement contain and which areas will it cover?
2) Which institutions for stimulating bilateral investment do businesses need?
3) In which areas do projects warrant careful attention and special support from the government?
4) How to transform traditional economic partnership into innovative cooperation? Building an
innovation bridge.

Moderator:
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Panelists:
John Beyrle, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Russian Federation
Dr. Hans-Paul Buerkner, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Boston Consulting Group
Louis R. Chenevert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United Technologies Corporation
Marthin De Beer, Senior Vice President, TelePresence, Emerging Technologies & Consumer Business, Cisco Systems Inc.
Carlos Gutierrez, Vice Chairman of Institutional Clients Group, Citigroup
Lorraine Hariton, Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
David Iakobachvili, President, Russian-American Business Council; Chairman of the Board of Directors, RusAgroProekt JSC
Aleksei Isaikin, President, Volga-Dnepr Group
Anatoly Karachinsky, President, IBS Group Holding
Alexei Mordashov, General Director, Severstal JSC
Dennis Nally, Chairman, PwC International
Dmitry Pumpyansky, Chairman of the Board of Directors, TMK JSC
Andrew Somers, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
Paul Stoffels, Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
James Turley, Chairman and Chief Executive, Ernst & Young
Victor Vekselberg, Chairman, Renova Group; President, SKOLKOVO Foundation
Gerard R. Vittecoq, Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/ans-cover-news111506.htm
Nancy Pelosi: One of Mikhail Gorbachev's most useful idiots

Nancy Pelosi's role in the controversial, $280-million, federal-funded Hunters Point Shipyard affair--in relation to her alleged role as an investor in a real estate investment entity called PRESIDIO PARTNERS.

For Pelosi it's a well trodden trail that goes all the way to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the Presidio's most famous tenant.

http://www.hauteliving.com/2010/06/doris-world-the-raisa-gorbachev-foundation-party/

Caroline Stanbury- Goga Ashkenazi- Emily Oppenheimer L?

Dori’s World: The Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party
By Dori Cooperman on June 8th, 2010

Cheyne Capital hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie - funds of funds
Sky Pictures William Turner and his wife Emily Oppenheimer - Emily Oppenheimer, of the diamond dynasty
the Stud House, the private home of the Lebedev family - one of the Russian oligarchs -  KGB

  It was another story for her Kazakh grandparents. Her maternal grandfather, who was born into a family of landowners, was just six when the Communists executed his entire family in front of him, apart from his little sister. 'The family took in his sister but they wouldn't take him so he walked with gypsies to Turkmenistan and gave himself to an orphanage,' she says. By the time the Second World War broke out, he was an officer, and was subsequently sent to China and Korea; finally, he became head of the region where Baikonur was built, and the cosmodrome from which Yuri Gagarin was shot into space was constructed under his supervision. Her other grandfather was one of the first Kazakhs ever to get a doctorate in engineering. He ended up as head of a research institute with a salary larger than the General Secretary of the Soviet Union's.

[ interesting - Goga-Ashkenazi ]

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/goga-ashkenazi-by-royal-ascent-2239797.html
Goga Ashkenazi: By royal ascent

Of all the figures in the scandal enveloping Prince Andrew, few are more exotic than the Kazakh entrepreneur and dedicated socialite with whom he is said to be besotted - By Ian Burrell

Saturday, 12 March 2011

She says "Prince Andrew is a good friend. We hang out together - that's the end of it."
Goga Ashkenazi is a "very flirty girl", to use her own words.
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Her other close friends include the banker Nat Rothschild, the property millionaire Nick Candy, the pop star Nick Rhodes and the aristocrat Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill. The motor racing chief Flavio Briatore is a former lover, as is the telecoms millionaire Dino Lalvani.
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The key to Goga's wealth is her son Adam's father, Timur Kulibayev, who is said to control 90 per cent of the Kazakh oil fields. Kulibayev is also the son-in-law of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country's President for the last 20 years.
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Her parents have been inspirational. Erkin Berkaliev was identified as a star performer by the Communist Party and was recruited to Moscow's Central Committee under Mikhail Gorbachev. Goga benefited from her father's success, and by the age of seven she was living in a prestigious apartment and attending a highly rated school. After communism collapsed she transferred to the elite Moskvitch Lycée. Her parents divorced when she was 13, at which point her mother seized responsibility for preparing a brilliant future for Goga and her elder sister Meruert and took them off to England. Mr Berkaliev remained in Kazakhstan, where he remains an influential political figure in the capital Astana.

Goga was enrolled at Stowe, where fellow boarders remember her using a helicopter to return from weekend breaks, laden with purchases from Armani Collezioni. She later moved on to Rugby School and achieved the grades that won her a place at Somerville College, Oxford. When she graduated in modern history and economics in 2001, it was with a third-class degree.
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Last year at a charity auction, she "accidentally" bought a £240,000 painting after waving across the room to her new friend Jennifer Lopez.

Commenting on the Duke of York's dilemma in The Times this week, the columnist David Aaronovitch said of Goga: "She is part of that odd, cosmopolitan group of oligarchs, presidents, dictators' kids and playboy financiers on to whose yachts or into whose ranches the prudent should never venture."
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A life in brief

Born: Gaukhar Erkinova Berkalieva on 1 February 1980, Kazakhstan.

Family: Her father, Erkin was recruited to Moscow's Central Committee under Gorbachev. In 2004 she married hotel heir Stefan Ashkenazi but divorced three years later. Has a son called Adam with the Kazakh oil billionaire Timur Kulibayev.

Education: Was sent to school in England at Stowe and Rugby School. Has a degree in modern history and economics from Oxford University.

Career: At 24 she set up a business with her sister, constructing compressor stations to service Kazakhstan's booming oil industry. Through oil services she has become a billionaire and now owns gold mines, is CEO of the MunaiGaz Engineering Group and sits on the board of the Ivanhoe Mining Group.

She says: "Prince Andrew is a good friend. We hang out together – that's the end of it."

They say: "She is the real deal. She's generous, kind and definitely not a lady who lunches. She is hard working." Rob Hersov, vice-chairman of luxury flight service NetJets Europe.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: FULLY ARMED Russian ships pay a "Friendly" visit to San Francisco 6-20-2010
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http://www.pratthouse.com/tour.php
The Council on Foreign Relations presents


During the years 1919-1920 an elegant town house was erected at the Southwest corner of Park Avenue and 68th Street for Mr. and Mrs. Harold Irving Pratt. Since this was the house which was officially opened as the Council of Foreign Relations’ new headquarters on April 16, 1945, it is interesting to trace the story of the house and its owners.
Mr. Pratt’s father had been connected with Pratt’s Astral Oil, and during the latter part of the 19th century, it merged with John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil of New Jersey.

For the major part of his working life Mr. Harold Irving Pratt, the youngest of Mr. Charles Pratt’s eight children, was the managing director of Charles Pratt and Co. He had been a Council member from 1923 until his death in 1939.

In 1944 when the Council was outgrowing its existing space, Mr. Hamilton Fish Armstrong telephoned Mrs. Pratt to see if she would donate her house which was then boarded up as no one was living in it. The next day Mrs. Pratt called to say that she would give the house to the Council.

The building was designed by an outstanding architect of the time, William Adams Delano, of the firm of Delano and Aldrich. Only the best materials available were used in constructing the house which is reputed to have cost over one million dollars in 1920.

http://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2005/2005_10-19/2005_10-19/2005-12/pdf/56-71_12_investig.pdf


George ‘Schacht’ Shultz
By family history and profession, George Pratt Shultz is well-suited for his role as today’s foremost promoter of
Schachtian fascism.

Shultz’s father, Birl Earl Shultz, served as personnel director of the American International [G] Corporation, of 120 Broadway, New York City, an investment conglomerate and intelligence operations center for major Wall Street financial houses, known as the Anglo-Soviet “Trust.”

Shultz’s mother was Margaret Lennox Pratt, the granddaughter of Charles Pratt (1830-91), who was a partner of John D. Rockefeller after merging his oil company,
Charles Pratt and Company, with Rockefeller’s Standard Oil in 1874
. His son, Shultz’s grandfather Charles Millard Pratt (1858-1933), was treasurer of Standard Oil, which
during the 1920s entered into a cartel agreement with I.G. Farben, the company that promoted Hitler and ran the Nazis’ war mobilization. During World War II, Standard Oil
of New Jersey continued to supply oil to the Nazis through shipments to fascist Spain.

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George Shultz was a director of the CFR for many years.

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San Francisco Fleet Week - October 7 - 12, 2010

2010 Fleet Week co-chairs Honorable George Schultz  {Bilderberg - SMOM} and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein {Bilderberg}.

I forgot to mention , it's George Pratt Schultz!  and Harold I. Pratt , founder in the CFR and Standard Oil Rockefeller pal was his Grandfather.

A little CFR History :  

The very CFR building is a Rockefeller "Donated" Building (like the U.N land)

Notice carefully that the CFR is the SISTER organization of the RIIA/ Chatham House (Rothschild) and that these org's were formed with the expressed purpose of a unified world order


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_I._Pratt
Harold I. Pratt
Harold Irving Pratt (February 1, 1877 - May 29, 1939) was an American oil industrialist and philanthropist. Pratt was a director of Standard Oil of New Jersey, now Exxon. [ Rockefeller's boy ]

He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1923-1939.
Pratt was also president of the board of trustees of Brooklyn Hospital, and treasuer of the Pratt Institute.

In 1944, his widow, Harriet Barnes Pratt, donated the family's four-story mansion on the corner of 68th Street and Park Avenue and this became the CFR's new headquarters, Harold Pratt House, where it has remained to the present.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_on_Foreign_Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations, a sister organization to the [Royal] Institute of International Affairs in London, was formed in 1922 as a noncommercial, nonpolitical organization supporting American foreign relations
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5