Infowars Team Harassed at Marriott Covering Bilderberg

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Listen to Alex’s Bilderberg report

Calling into his show today from the Bilderberg confab in Chantilly, Virginia, Alex Jones told stand-in Jason Bermas that the Infowars team — bearing press credentials and obviously part of the media — were incessantly and repeatedly harassed by security personnel at the Westfield Marriott where the Bilderberg meeting is scheduled to take place.

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Infowars records the coming and going of the Bilderbergers and their security goons at the Westfield Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia.

As noted earlier, this campaign of harassment and intimidation was timed to interrupt Alex’s interview with Coast to Coast AM last night. At approximately the moment Alex was scheduled to begin the interview with George Noory, a fire alarm went off in the Marriott. Fifteen minutes prior to this oddly timed event, Alex had an encounter with the head of night security in the lobby of the hotel. “Hey, have you every heard of people pulling fire alarms?” the head of security asked, adding that people often pull fire alarms in hotels as a diversion in robbery attempts. Alex believes security was attempting to set him up, but admitted he was unable to confirm this.

Upon exiting the building in response to the fire alarm, the head of security, noticing the Infowars team had cameras, “ran up and said, ‘I’m gonna f— you both up if you video tape, do you hear me Alex and Rob?’” Meanwhile, other hotel guests exiting the building in response to the fire alarm were shooting video and taking photos and they were not approached by the head of security, who specifically singled out Alex and Rob Jacobson.

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Bilderberg car with the letter “B” in the window.

As Alex noted, it was peculiar the head of security would address Rob by name, as his name was not registered with the hotel. Aaron Dykes had registered with the hotel and had not mentioned Rob by name. “He knew our names, he knew everything. He said, ‘I’ve called the police, they are coming, and they are going to f— you up.’” At this point Alex pointed out that other guests were videotaping and the security man repeated his threat.

Earlier in the evening, as they sat in a restaurant at the Hilton, where Alex had secured a room for the safe stowage of equipment, they were approached by a man, a “big guy who looked just like, acted just like a cop,” who attempted to provocateur them into “infiltrating some federal buildings” and asked if they wanted “to get really serious and go into the State Department.” Alex told him he is non-violent and are reporters in Virginia to cover the Bilderberg event, not engage in violence.

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Limos and security arrive at the Marriott.

The following morning, security continued its orchestrated campaign of harassment, approaching Alex and telling him they knew who he was and declaring they would throw the Infowars crew out of the hotel before check-out at noon. In addition, the security goon made a point of threatening them with arrest.

At noon check out, black sedans began arriving with large letter B’s affixed to the windows, a sign that the limousines were delivering Bilderberg security to the hotel. When Alex and crew left the hotel grounds in their rented van, security followed close behind. “Coming out the main entrance, we saw about seventy five great infowarriors out there videotaping, police everywhere… there is just like a fog of infowarriors out there totally overwhelming them, there are all these huge army intelligence guys, average six foot two, six foot three, two hundred fifty, two hundred seventy pounds, running around with earpieces everywhere in suits and in plain clothes watching us, following us, they’re all over the streets… this is a complete spectacle.”

As the experience with security at the Marriott demonstrates, minions of the Bilderbergers have absolutely no respect for freedom of the press or the First Amendment — that is unless the press is corporate and following the New World Order script consisting of obfuscation and diversion. Over the years, the corporate media has refused to acknowledge the existence of the Bilderbergers, but now that the cat is out of the bag and the agenda of our globalist rulers increasingly faces the light of day due to the work of Alex Jones and others, the lapdog corporate media declares the annual Bilderberg meetings be nothing more than business people harmlessly gathering to talk shop and refuse to cover their events, an absurd joke now revealed for the world to see.

Kurt Nimmo
June 5th, 2008

Source: Infowars

Masons are after the DNA of children

“Masons Work to Protect Children”

WALTON COUNTY – Nothing can strike fear into the heart of a parent faster than the thought of a missing child.

While Walton County’s Masonic lodges cannot do much to prevent a child from going missing, they can provide parents with valuable tools if such a tragedy might happen.

As part of the Georgia Child Identification Program, or GACHIP, sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Georgia, Freemasons across Walton County are working to help parents avert their worst nightmare.

“There are thousands of children every year who are abducted,” said Julian Hayes, with Generous Warren Masonic Lodge No. 20, and associate to the Mason district director. “Sometimes a child just wanders off and gets lost. We just want to protect our children.”

The GACHIP initiative will allow Walton’s Masons – lodges in Campton, Monroe, Loganville, Social Circle and around the edges of the county – in partnership with the Loganville Ladies Auxiliary with the American Legion Post 233, to take a child’s fingerprints, photograph, tooth impressions and DNA from saliva to create a small, comprehensive package, complete with informational CD, that parents can provide to law enforcement in the case of a missing child.

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Indicted Saudi Gets $80 Million US Contract

The Financier Has Been Indicted For His Alleged Role in a Scandal Costing US Taxpayers $1.7 billion

The US military has awarded an $80 million contract to a prominent Saudi financier who has been indicted by the US Justice Department. The contract to supply jet fuel to American bases in Afghanistan was awarded to the Attock Refinery Ltd, a Pakistani-based refinery owned by Gaith Pharaon. Pharaon is wanted in connection with his alleged role at the failed Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), and the CenTrust savings and loan scandal, which cost US tax payers $1.7 billion.

The Saudi businessman was also named in a 2002 French parliamentary report as having links to informal money transfer networks called hawala, known to be used by traders and terrorists, including Al Qaeda.

Interestingly, Pharaon was also an investor in President George W. Bush’s first business venture, Arbusto Energy.

A spokesman for the FBI said Pharaon was not wanted in connection with the French report, but confirmed he was still sought by the US Justice Department.

“Ghaith Pharaon is an FBI fugitive indicted in both the BCCI and CENTRUST case,” said Richard Kolko, a spokesman for the FBI. “If anyone has information on his location, they are requested to contact the FBI or the US Embassy.”

The US military purchases jet fuel from Attock through the contractor Supreme Fuels, according to a US government website. The $80 million contract for 2008 was posted this week on a US government website . Attock supplied the US military more than $40 million in jet fuel in 2007, according to another spreadsheet posted on the site.

An official at Attock, who did not wish to be named, confirmed the refinery was supplying thousands of tons of jet fuel to the US base at Bagram Air Base every month.

The US military has not responded to requests for comment.

Pharaon could not be reached for comment.

By GRETCHEN PETERS
June 4, 2008

Source: abc News

German government backs enhanced surveillance


Wolfgang Schauble, Minister of the Interior for Germany, at the First International Security Forum of Ministers of Interior and Public Security in Jerusalem on May 29. (Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse)

BERLIN: Despite strong criticism from the opposition and even its own coalition partners, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government agreed Wednesday to give Germany’s police forces greater powers to monitor homes, telephones and private computers, maintaining that an enhanced reach would protect citizens from terrorist attacks.

But opposition parties and some Social Democrats who share power with Merkel’s conservative bloc criticized the measures in the draft legislation, saying they would further erode privacy rights that they contend have already been undermined, after revelations of recent snooping operations conducted by Deutsche Telekom, one of the country’s biggest companies.

Deutsche Telekom had for some time been monitoring calls of its employers, despite federal regulations on strict data protection.

The proposed legislation would for the first time give federal police officers the right to take preventive measures in cases of suspected terrorism.

The bill, for example, calls for video surveillance of private apartments, online computer searches and phone monitoring.

But the nature of the surveillance, which would require the approval of the Bundestag, the lower house of Parliament, has worried many Germans, with some commentators recalling the Nazi past and its vast machinery of spying. They also point to the more recent role of the Stasi, the hated secret police in the once Communist-ruled East Germany, which established a pervasive system of keeping tabs on almost everyone in the country.

The draft law was fashioned after months of intense debate led by Wolfgang Schäuble, the conservative interior minister, who has long wanted the security forces to be given more leeway for surveillance.

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Billions pledged at food summit, but more needed UN chief says

Pledges of almost three billion dollars of emergency aid were made at a food price crisis summit on Wednesday but UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned up to 20 billion dollars a year would be needed to avoid disaster.

“We simply cannot afford to fail,” the UN secretary general said at the food security summit. “Hundreds of millions of people expect no less.”

The extra resources that might be as required will cost between 15 billion and 20 billion dollars (10-13 billion euros) a year, Ban told a news conference.

New funding totalling some 2.7 billion dollars was announced on the second day of the summit in Rome, where Ban has already demanded a 50 percent increase in food production by 2030.

The UN World Food Programme announced 1.2 billion dollars in new food aid to help “the tens of millions of people … hardest hit by the crisis.”

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Company led by former Bush official wins September 11 contract

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A company headed by former Bush administration Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has won an $11 million contract to treat some of the workers exposed to toxic debris from the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contract was awarded to Logistics Health, where Thompson is president. It’s aimed at tracking the health of 4,000 to 6,000 workers who live outside the New York City area.

New York Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says it’s ironic that Thompson’s company won the contract — given what she calls “the history of delay from the Bush administration when he was secretary and now.”

When he was Bush’s health chief, Thompson was accused of not doing enough to help those exposed to toxic debris.

The company will provide annual exams to the World Trade Center responders and diagnose and treat their 9/11-related conditions.

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And the winner is … the Israel lobby

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WASHINGTON – They’re all here – and they’re all ready to party. The three United States presidential candidates – John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Madam House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Most US senators and virtually half of the US Congress. Vice President Dick Cheney’s wife, Lynne. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. And a host of Jewish and non-Jewish political and academic heavy-hitters among the 7,000 participants.

Such star power wattage, a Washington version of the Oscars, is the stock in trade of AIPAC – the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the crucial player in what is generally known as the Israel lobby and which holds its annual Policy Conference this week in Washington at which most of the heavyweights will deliver lectures.

Few books in recent years have been as explosive or controversial as The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, written by Stephen Walt from Harvard University and John Mearsheimer from the University of Chicago, published in 2007. In it, professors Walt and Mearsheimer argued the case of the Israeli lobby not as “a cabal or conspiracy that ‘controls’ US foreign policy”, but as an extremely powerful interest group made up of Jews and non-Jews, a “loose coalition of individuals and organizations tirelessly working to move US foreign policy in Israel’s direction”.

Walt and Mearsheimer also made the key point that “anyone who criticizes Israeli actions or says that pro-Israel groups have significant influence over US Middle East policy stands a good chance of being labeled an anti-Semite”. Anyone for that matter who “says that there is an Israeli lobby” also runs the risk of being charged with anti-Semitism.

All the candidates in the House say yeah
Republican presidential candidate McCain is opening this year’s AIPAC jamboree; Clinton and Obama are closing it on Wednesday. Walt and Mearsheimer’s verdict on the dangerous liaisons between presidential candidates and AIPAC remains unimpeachable: “None of the candidates is likely to criticize Israel in any significant way or suggest that the US ought to pursue a more evenhanded policy in the region. And those who do will probably fall by the wayside.”

Take what Clinton said in February at an AIPAC meeting in New York: “Israel is a beacon of what’s right in a neighborhood overshadowed by the wrongs of radicalism, extremism, despotism and terrorism.” A year before, Clinton was in favor of sitting and talking to Iran’s leadership.

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Italy is stealing cars

Italy has begun confiscating the cars of people driving under the effect of drugs or alcohol in the latest attempt to lower one of western Europe’s highest rates of road casualties.

Two drivers in their early 20s, a woman under the influence of alcohol and a man who had smoked a cannabis joint, have had their cars seized in northern Italy since the legislation came into effect at the end of last month.

The new legislation states that any driver who tests positive for any illegal drug or has blood alcohol levels exceeding set limits can have their car confiscated, as well as toughening fines and jail sentences.

The cars are to be auctioned off or used by the police, as is already the case for vehicles confiscated from mafia offenders and drug dealers.

Breathalyzer testing is not frequent in Italy, where 5,669 people died on the roads in 2006, the most recent data available. National statistics bureau ISTAT said the authorities must focus on curbing drunken driving to make the roads safer.

Wed Jun 4, 1:09 PM ET

Source: Reuters

Why are the police using surveillance on journalists?

Police should stop routine surveillance of reporters and photographers covering demonstrations in London, the National Union of Journalists has told Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear made the call in a letter to Smith after receiving complaints that journalists, particularly photographers, were facing what amounted to harassment by members of the Metropolitan Police Forward Intelligence Team (FIT).

Dear said the NUJ had serious concerns about the FIT’s activities in monitoring and recording the activities of bona fide journalists, especially photographers.

“A number of members have alleged that the police’s surveillance action amounts to virtual harassment and is a serious threat to their right to carry out their lawful employment,” he said.

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400,000 Troops needed For Afghanistan

No, that’s not a typo. The outgoing US commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan says it would require 400,000 troops to secure that country.

ISAF Commander McNeill has said himself that according to the current counterterrorism doctrine, it would take 400,000 troops to pacify Afghanistan in the long term. But the reality is that he has only 47,000 soldiers under his command, together with another 18,000 troops fighting at their sides as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, and possibly another 75,000 reasonably well-trained soldiers in the Afghan army by the end of the year. All told, there is still a shortfall of 260,000 men.

Gen Dan McNeill is one of the straight-shooters of the US military, he says what he means and says it when it needs said. Four hundred thousand troops. As opposed to the less than 200,000 sent to Iraq for the Surge.

Worse, it costs the U. S. three times to maintain a soldier in Afghanistan that it costs it to maintain a soldier in Iraq. Consequently, the U. S.’s maintaining a force of 400,000 in Afghanistan would cost us nearly ten times what we’re spending in Iraq right now.

But as Brandon Freidman points out today, the alternative – what is happening right now – is that the US is losing on the central front of the poorly named “War On Terror”.

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