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0 Marines urinating on dead soldiers Taliban


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http://www.fknnewz.com - Graphic undated video from YouTube shows what is believed to be U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan. The U.S. Marine Corps said it would investigate the video, which was posted on YouTube and other websites on January 11, 2012. FKN Newz has not independently verified the authenticity of this video.Marines urinating on dead soldiers Taliban
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0 Israel's settlement construction on the rise

The growth of Israeli West Bank settlement construction, which a report shows rose nearly 20 percent last year, was sharply criticized by Palestinian leaders.


RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- 
The report by Peace Now, which opposes settlement construction, showed Israel began construction on more than 1,850 units in 2011 -- up from 1,550 in 2010, when Israel had observed a partial moratorium, the Los Angeles Times reported.


The report showed the number of new apartment units approved in East Jerusalem increased nearly seven-fold in 2011, from 495 to 3,690.


Palestinian leaders criticized the number of settlements and blame Israel's settlement police for stalled peace talks.


"It should send alarm bells to the world that Israel is killing any chance for the two-state solution," said Ghassan Khatib, a Palestinian Authority government spokesman.


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government "is promoting several plans precisely in disputed areas which could prevent the possibility of establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel," the report said.


Palestinians say they won't participate in formal peace talks until Israel stops all settlement construction.


Israeli officials defended the settlement policy. They noted a self-imposed 10-month moratorium on new construction in 2010 did not return Palestinians to negotiations. Israel also faces a housing shortage.






Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/01/11/Israels-settlement-construction-on-the-rise/UPI-80191326279758/#ixzz1jK7apsno

0 Mossad/CIA Murdered U.S. Troops In Iraq



 Back in 2006 a story made its rounds through the internet and the worlds media that Israel snipers were killing U.S. Troops in Iraq and pinning the blame on “insurgents” in order to enrage American troops so that the slaughter continued. 
 After a thorough investigation into this older story there is more than enough evidence to point to the fact that Mossad (with the CIA) is operating inside Iraq and has been for years.  I used the original material and new updated info that has come out that proves what it says is true.  I rewrote the article and sourced it with links to click on see the original article that backs up each claim or a video showing evidence backing up each claim.  My hope is that more people will see this larger, better sourced article and take this more serious than they did the original back in 2006.  On October 18, 2006 Anderson Cooper of CNN showed a video of snipers killing U.S. troops in Iraq.  CNN says it obtained the video from a “representative” of an unnamed “insurgent leader.”  Bear in mind that Anderson Cooper used to work for the CIA.  Interesting side note, If you go to Anderson Coopers “blog” and look at Anderson Cooper’s Archives you will see that there is a huge missing gap of video from December 2005 – January 2008.  That is two years of missing video reports.  Interesting that it happens to be the same time this report aired and the same time that the sectarian violence in Iraq was raging and attacks by “insurgents” on our troops increased in number and brutality.
Screen shot of Anderson Cooper's "blog" (01/22/2011)
Close up of the missing archives on Anderson Cooper's "blog" (01/22/2011)
Richard Wilson’s hypothesis: Israeli soldiers and/or Mossad/CIA agents are killing our soldiers in Iraq in order to enrage American troops so that the slaughter continues.
At the very beginning of the original (now missing) video clip, you see a rifle with a video camera attached to it.  This weapon is made by the Rafael company, an Israeli arms manufacturer, that also makes IEDs.  If you watch the video all the way through, it explains how this rifle works.  CNN stated that the camera used to film these shootings was not a mounted rifle camera.  But as you watch the video, you see that with each shot fired, the camera recoils.  That would only happen if it were mounted on the rifle.  Why is this significant?  Because this kind of rifle-camera is extremely sophisticated and not available to your average Iraqi insurgent.  Something this sophisticated points to CIA/Mossad.
The CIA/Mossad are masters at false flag operations, e.g.,  The Oklahoma City bombing, the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, the July 7, the 9/11 attacks in New York & Washington D.C., the assassination of the Prime Minister in Beirut, the bombing of the Hassan al-Askari Mosque in Samarra, Iraq, etc.
Mossad & CIA Agents freely move among US and UK troops in Iraq, and have access to top-level US intelligence. Until July 2003, the head of all US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan was General Tommy Franks, a Zionist NWO lapdog.  He was on the board of directors for Bank of America, a position he held until resigning on June 11, 2009 for unspecified reasons but as part of an “exodus” of ten directors from April to August, 2009.  On November 7, 2006 another NWO stooge with Zionist beliefs became a principle liaison between Mossad and US forces in Iraq: Major General Richard F. Natonski of the Marine Corps.   His title was Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations.
Because of this access, the “insurgents” (i.e., CIA/Mossad agents) know exactly where US vehicles will be and who will be inside them.  This allows them to target for maximum false flag effect.
For example, on July 23, 2005, a detachment of 19 female US Marines was sent to Fallujah to check Iraqi women for bombs.  An IED blew up their truck.  Two of the young American women were killed, five were critically wounded, and four were captured.  The bodies of the four captured women turned up later in a garbage dump with their throats cut.  Americans were outraged.  Islamic clerics insisted that only Israelis could be so cold-blooded. And who was in charge of US forces in Fallujah at the time?  None other than Major General Natonski, the Mossad liaison.
Americans are supposed to believe that rag-tag “insurgents” use IEDs powerful enough to kill three US troops per day, on average and flip over up-armored vehicles.  An American soldier even set up a blog on how “Intel” is betraying and targeting US troops.   The blog has long since been taken down, one can only assume by the Pentagon.
According to Richard Wilson, Israeli sniping and IEDs are false flag operations.  He says that on March 28, 2005, Americans arrested  Mossad agents who fired twice on a US Marine checkpoint.  And indeed In 2005 U.S. Marines arrested 16 members of the Zapata Engineering Security Convoy for firing on Marine guard towers. The Marines beat up the Mossad agents and tore off their Star-of-David necklaces. (The US media incorrectly said the agents were Americans.)  The Mossad agents said they were employees of Zapata Engineering, which is a CIA/Mossad front company that conducts interrogations, and also manages US ammo dumps and US motor pools in Iraq.
IEDs in Iraq are powerful enough to flip over a 70-ton tank.  Some of the models shoot depleted-uranium projectiles, and are triggered by electronic devices surreptitiously planted on US armored vehicles.  Zapata Engineering (which employs CIA & Mossad agents) makes this exact kind of trigger, and oversees some of the US motor pools.
Rumsfeld said the IEDs come from Iran, but Richard said they come from The CIA/Mossad, and are not “improvised” at all.  The Israeli company, Rafael, makes IEDS, which are buried in the middle of a road.  On the side of  the road is a device which emits a laser or radio signal.  This device is manufactured by firms like Zapata Engineering, which is controlled by Zionists/Neo-cons.  The IED mine, manufactured by Israel, is inert until a US vehicle (secretly planted with a triggering device) rolls over it.
Whenever The CIA/Mossad carry out these false-flag operations they produce a videotape or a recording from an “unnamed source” that is “close to al-Qaeda.”  Sometimes they say “the claim was posted on an Internet website, but its authenticity could not be verified.”  These videos have been widely proven to be false and the CIA has even admitted that they faked Bin-Laden and Saddam Hussein videos.
We know the CIA is evil but Israel is our ally and would never kill any of our soldiers, sailors, or marines in cold blood, would they? After all, the USS Liberty massacre was “an accident!”
As for the CIA the list is larger than the national debt.  One must understand that the CIA & Mossad are controlled at the very top by the same people.  The citizens of Israel are being used by their government, and their government is controlled by the Rothschild family.  The very same people who control our government.  For more information on the U.S.S. Liberty watch the two films below.
DEAD IN THE WATER: The Israeli Attack On The U.S.S. Liberty – (Full Length)

LOSS OF LIBERTY: The Truth About The U.S.S. Liberty

0 Original No-Plane Witness On 9/11




'No second plane, it was a bomb. Who said it was a second plane?'

'That's what we're told, we saw it on television.'

'No, I saw everything.'


Interviews undertaken by Rick Leventhal 5 minutes apart, around 10:20am on Fox News, September Eleventh 2001. Now in HD.

0 UK MP wants to bar Russian officials from London Olympics

UK Member of Parliament Denis MacShane called for barring a number of Russian officials from attending the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

MacShane addressed parliament on Wednesday with a report on human rights in Russia, including the case of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in pre-trial detention two years ago.
MacShane challenged Prime Minister David Cameron to follow the example of Margaret Thatcher, who in 1980 headed the campaign to boycott the Moscow Olympics in protest over the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
"In 1980, Mrs. Thatcher had the guts to say no to a formal British endorsement of the Moscow Olympics,” MacShane said.
He added that the sanctions he proposed would apply to Russian officials and not to Russian athletes competing at the London Games.
Labor’s deputy also criticized David Cameron and William Hague for Britain's foreign policy double standards. MacShane said that London "loudly criticized" Libya and Syria but was "mute" about Russia and China in order to maintain business ties with these two countries and in hopes of better cooperation on the UN Security Council.
“There is a dreadful double standard here. Some human rights violations are more equal than others. When Cameron and Hague went to Russia last year, they didn't publicly raise the Magnitsky case. It was shameful,” the deputy said.
MacShane read out a list of Russian officials who may have been involved in Magnitsky's death.

"Following an example of protest over Russia's invasion of Afghanistan"....
Could this reasoning be any more  hypocritical  considering what the UK and US did to Afghanistan in the years that followed?.

0 The Problem With UK Law Is...The Police Don't Actually Know It.

0 Is the ongoing crisis surrounding the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant being accurately reported in the Japanese media?

Fukushima lays bare Japanese media's ties to top


Special to The Japan Times
Is the ongoing crisis surrounding the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant being accurately reported in the Japanese media?
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Official lines: Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano on April 17, 2011, during his first visit to Fukushima after the disasters triggered by March 11's Great East Japan Earthquake. KYODO PHOTO
No, says independent journalist Shigeo Abe, who claims the authorities, and many journalists, have done a poor job of informing people about nuclear power in Japan both before and during the crisis — and that the clean-up costs are now being massively underestimated and underreported.
"The government says that as long as the radioactive leak can be dammed from the sides it can be stopped, but that's wrong," Abe insists. "They're going to have to build a huge trench underneath the plant to contain the radiation — a giant diaper. That is a huge-scale construction and will cost a fortune. The government knows that but won't reveal it."
The disaster at the Fukushima plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) again revealed one of the major fault lines of Japanese journalism — that between the mainstream media and the mass-selling weeklies and their ranks of freelancers.
The mainstream media has long been part of the press-club system, which funnels information from official Japan to the public. Critics say the system locks the country's most influential journalists into a symbiotic relationship with their sources, and discourages them from investigation or independent lines of analysis.
Once the crisis began, it was weekly Japanese magazines that sank their teeth into the guardians of the so-called nuclear village — the cozy ranks of polititicians, bureaucrats, academics, corporate players and the media who promote nuclear power in this country.
Shukan Shincho dubbed Tepco's management "war criminals." Shukan Gendai named and shamed the most culpable of Japan's goyō gakusha (unquestioning pronuclear scientists; aka academic flunkies).
Meanwhile, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper's well-respected weekly magazine AERA revealed that local governments manipulated public opinion in support of reopening nuclear plants. The same magazine's now-famous March 19, 2011, cover story showing a masked nuclear worker and the headline "Radiation is coming to Tokyo" was controversial enough to force an apology and the resignation of at least one columnist (though the headline was in fact correct).
Others explored claims of structural bias in the mainstream press.
Japan's power-supply industry, collectively, is Japan's biggest advertiser, spending ¥88 billion (more than $1 billion) a year, according to the Nikkei Advertising Research Institute. Tepco's ¥24.4 billion alone is roughly half what a global firm as large as Toyota spends in a year.
Many journalists were tied to the industry in complex ways. A Yomiuri Shimbun science writer was cited in "Daishinsai Genpatsu Jiko to Media" ("The Media and the Nuclear Disaster"; Otsuki Shoten, 2011) as working simultaneously for nuclear-industry watchdogs, including the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (sic). Journalists from the Nikkei and Mainichi Shimbun newspapers have also reportedly gone on to work for pronuclear organizations and publications.
Before the Fukushima crisis began, Tepco's advertising largesse may have helped silence even the most liberal of potential critics. According to Shukan Gendai, the utility spent roughly $26 million on advertising with the Asahi Shimbun. Tepco's quarterly magazine, Sola, was edited by former Asahi writers.
The financial clout of the power-supply industry, combined with the press-club system, surely helped discourage investigative reporting and keep concerns about nuclear power and critics of plants such as the aging Fukushima complex and Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka facility in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, which sits astride numerous faults, well below the media radar.
Throughout the Fukushima crisis, the mainstream media has relied heavily on pronuclear scientists' and Tepco's analyses of what was occurring. After the first hydrogen blast of March 12, the government's top spokesman, Yukio Edano, told a press conference: "Even though the reactor No. 1 building is damaged, the containment vessel is undamaged. ... On the contrary, the outside monitors show that the (radiation) dose rate is declining, so the cooling of the reactor is proceeding."
Any suggestion that the accident would reach Chernobyl level was, he said, "out of the question."
Author and nuclear critic Takashi Hirose noted afterward: "Most of the media believed this. It makes no logical sense to say, as Edano did, that the safety of the containment vessel could be determined by monitoring the radiation dose rate. All he did was repeat the lecture given him by Tepco."
As media critic Toru Takeda later wrote, the overwhelming strategy throughout the crisis, by both the authorities and big media, seems to be to reassure people, not alert them to possible dangers.
By late March, the war in Libya had knocked Japan from the front pages of the world's newspapers, but there was still one story that was very sought after: life inside the 20-km evacuation zone around the Fukushima atomic plant.
Thousands of people had fled and left behind homes, pets and farm animals that would eventually die. A small number of mainly elderly people stayed behind, refusing to leave homes that often had been in their families for generations. Not surprisingly, there was enormous global interest in their story and its disturbing echoes of the Chernobyl catastrophe 25 years earlier.
Yet not a single reporter from Japan's big media filed from inside the evacuation zone — despite the fact that it was not yet illegal to be there. Some would begin reporting from the area much later after receiving government clearance — the Asahi Shimbun newspaper sent its first dispatch on April 25, when its reporters accompanied the commissioner-general of the National Police Agency. Later, they would explain why they stayed away and — with the exception of government-approved excursions — why they continue to stay away.
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Smoke signals: The leaking Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 20, 2011. Critics accuse Japan's mainstream media of failing to properly report the ongoing crisis. KYODO PHOTO
"Journalists are employees and their companies have to protect them from dangers," explained Keiichi Sato, a deputy editor with the News Division of Nippon TV.
"Reporters like myself might want to go into that zone and get the story, and there was internal debate about it, but there isn't much personal freedom inside big media companies. We were told by our superiors that it was dangerous, so going in by ourselves would mean breaking that rule. It would mean nothing less than quitting the company."
The cartel-like behavior of the leading Japanese media companies meant they did not have to fear being trumped by rivals. In particularly dangerous situations, managers of TV networks and newspapers will form agreements (known ashōdō kyōtei) in effect to collectively keep their reporters out of harm's way.
Teddy Jimbo, founder of the pioneering Internet broadcaster Video News Network, explains: "Once the five or six big firms come to an agreement that their competitors will not do anything, they don't have to be worried about being scooped or challenged."
Frustrated by the lack of information from around the plant, Jimbo took his camera and dosimeters into the 20-km zone on April 2 and uploaded a report on YouTube that scored almost 1 million views. He was the first Japanese reporter to present TV images from Futaba and other abandoned towns (though images from the zone, shot during government-approved incursions, later appeared on mainstream TV news programs).
"For freelance journalists, it's not hard to beat the big companies because you quickly learn where their line is," Jimbo said. "As a journalist I needed to go in and find out what was happening. Any real journalist would want to do that." He later sold some of his footage to three of the big Japanese TV networks: NHK, NTV and TBS.
Says Abe: "The government's whole strategy for bringing the plant under control will have to be revised. The evacuees will never be able to return. They can't clean up the radiation. Will the media report this? I'm waiting for that."
Source:http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120108x3.html

0 How German Diplomats Opened Channel to Taliban

After months of secret negotiations, the Taliban are opening a political office in Qatar, a first step toward peace talks between the US and the group. The breakthrough was largely due to painstaking German diplomacy. But it could be years before the initiative bears fruit.
Taliban fighters in Ghazni province are seen in this 2010 photo. The Taliban opened the door to talks with the Americans because its leaders believed the Americans could be convinced to withdraw from Afghanistan completely, and that the best way to achieve this is through negotiation. But, says an Afghan with close ties to Mullah Omar's staff: "If there is no withdrawal in the end, then there will be no agreement either."

The man who landed at Munich's snow-covered airport in the last weekend of November 2010 was to have as little interaction as possible with normal airport operations. He arrived in a Falcon 900EX, the three-engine official aircraft of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany's foreign intelligence agency, after being picked up in the Persian Gulf. German officials then took him to accommodations prepared by the BND.
Normally the man, Tayyab Agha, would likely have been arrested as a terrorist in Germany; Agha is on an internal list of the Taliban leadership. But nothing was normal on that particular weekend. The top-secret meeting, arranged by the BND and the German Foreign Ministry, was a political first. It marked the beginning of talks between the Taliban and the United States government, which had sent its own delegation to Munich.
Now, more than 13 months later, it is clear that the negotiations were successful. Last Tuesday, the Taliban announced plans to open a liaison office in the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar. The office, as spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid explained in a statement posted on the Internet, will be "a political office for negotiations."
An office in Qatar? It doesn't exactly sound earthshaking. Nevertheless, it sends the message that all sides have agreed to the commencement of peace negotiations involving the Taliban, the government in Kabul and the forces stationed in Afghanistan. It also signals that the Taliban are now stepping onto the global stage, even if their office does not enjoy the status of a diplomatic mission.
Talking to Their Enemies
Now, in January 2012, a significant change is coming to a conflict that once seemed intractable: The Americans will talk to their mortal enemies. These are the men who are to blame for the deaths of 1,783 American and almost 990 non-American soldiers in the international Afghanistan mission -- and who still provide support to the al-Qaida terror network.
The goal of the talks is to provide Afghanistan with a political outlook for the period following the withdrawal of Western troops in 2014. Everything seems possible, even the inclusion of the Taliban in a government of national unity.
The leadership, headed by Mullah Omar, has even indicated that it could agree to one of the West's central conditions: that it part ways with al-Qaida and renounce international terrorism. This would be a signal that would enable Western governments to sell the Afghanistan mission as a political success after all.
As a presidential candidate, current US President Barack Obama promised that he would talk with America's "enemies." Now Vice President Joe Biden has even said: "The Taliban per se is not our enemy" -- a remark its leadership had suggested as an initial confidence-building measure.

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0 Iran and the West Rediscover Oil as Weapon

Four decades after the 1973 oil shock, Iran and the West are once again embracing oil as a weapon. Tehran is threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz, while the industrialized countries are considering a boycott of Iranian oil. But both sides will suffer if such tactics are used.





Surprisingly enough, supertankers don't burn very well. Although the crude oil they transport is highly flammable, there is not enough oxygen in their tanks to create an explosive mixture.
On average, 14 of these giant tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, located between Iran and Oman, every day. If Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad actually ordered his forces to fire missiles at one of these tankers, quite a bit of firepower would be needed to set off a Hollywood-style inferno.
But the verbal attacks from Tehran are more than sufficient to set the global markets ablaze.
Last week, prices climbed significantly above the $100-a-barrel mark once again, despite all gloomy economic forecasts. Gasoline prices already reached an all-time high in Germany in 2011. And now the dispute over who controls the Persian Gulf, which has been triggered by Iran's nuclear policies, is a sign that further escalation is on the horizon.
For a full 10 days, from Christmas Eve until after the beginning of the new year, the Iranian navy held nautical maneuvers in an area traversed by the most important route in the international oil business. About a third of all the crude oil shipped worldwide passes through this bottleneck. Vice President Mohamed Reza Rahimi warned that if the West imposed further sanctions against Iranian oil exports, Tehran would not allow "a drop of oil" to pass through the Strait of Hormuz.
But sanctions are precisely what the industrialized countries have in mind. On New Year's Eve, US President Barack Obama signed legislation that prohibits anyone who intends to do business with the United States in the future from having any dealings with Iran's central bank. The law is intended to prevent Tehran from making any oil-related transactions.
It became clear last week that when the foreign ministers of the European Union countries meet later in January, they could very well tighten the sanctions even further, so that the 27 member states will no longer buy a single barrel of oil from Iran. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé assured that the negotiations over the sanctions are "on the right track."

0 'Drink Bhopal water' dare

UK Olympic chiefs are challenged to drink water from the Indian city of Bhopal in a protest against sponsorship by Dow Chemical.

0 FLASHBACK: Swedish prof 'insinuates' Israel tie to Breivik attack

A Swedish academic has come under fire in Norway after writing an article suggesting that Israel played a part in the July 22nd massacre carried out by Anders Behring Breivik that claimed 77 lives.
Ola Tunander is a research professor at the Peace Research Institute

Swedish-born Ola Tunander is a research professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), a research institute where he has spent most of his career since receiving his PhD from Linköping University in 1989.

But a recent article authored by Tunander in which he seeks to discover what might have driven Brevik to set off a car bomb outside government offices in Norway and gun down 69 people at a summer camp for young Labour Party supporters, has prompted the head of PRIO to distance himself from the piece.

PRIO director Kristian Berg Harpviken told Norwegian magazine Minerva that Tunander’s article left him with a feeling of “considerable unease”.

Harpviken was also dismayed with what he viewed as a serious lapse in judgment on behalf of Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift, a multidisciplinary peer review journal, for agreeing to publish the contentious text in its latest issue.

In his article, Tunander reaches the conclusion that terrorist acts of such magnitude are seldom possible without the involvement of state forces, “and we can’t rule out that being the case this time too.”

In the midst of a web of alternative theories, Tunander lays out a “simple chronology” detailing the fractious diplomatic relationship between Norway and Israel in the months before the massacre, with Oslo indicating it would be willing to recognize a Palestinian state.

On two occasions, Tunander notes the significance of the date of the attacks.

First, he travels back to 1973, when members of the Israeli spy agency Mossad were arrested on July 22nd after a botched operation in which they assassinated the wrong person on Norwegian soil.

He also calls to mind the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem by Zionist paramilitary group Irgun, which took place on July 22nd 1946.

“We have discussed the right-wing extremist Israeli and Judeo-Christian side of Breivik’s network, Israel’s interest in disciplining Norway, and Israel’s celebration of bomb attacks. In this respect, Breivik’s attack appears to resemble a new king David Hotel attack: July 22nd,” he writes.

Tunander told Norwegian news agency NTB it was unfair to conclude from his article, as for example Norwegian writer Øyvind Strømmen has done, that he wished to link Israel to the worst atrocity in Norway’s peacetime history.

“Why he wishes to interpret the article that way is something he’ll have to answer himself,” said Tunander.

Writing in Minerva, Strømmen said there was little doubt as to the intentions of the 63-year-old academic.

“Does he insinuate that Israel was behind July 22nd, or was in some way involved? The answer, unfortunately, is yes,” he writes.

The Local Norway
Source:http://www.thelocal.se/37926/20111214/

0 CNN's Dana Bash EXPOSED: Covering Up Her Humiliating Encounter With Ron Paul

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Her Tweet:

Check out what  told me 2day re competing in fla. Doesn't have $ now & doesn't wanna borrow $ like the govt

And subsequent CNN report...

Paul not focusing resources on Florida

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Stratham, New Hampshire (CNN) – For most Republican candidates Florida's primary is critical.
But Ron Paul is not like most Republican candidates, and he tells CNN that for now, he plans on focusing his resources on caucuses that come after the contest in the Sunshine State.
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"We don't have a big campaign planned there but they'll know we're there and we have the caucus states that we'll be paying more attention to," Paul told CNN in an interview.
Florida was penalized by the Republican National Committee for moving its primary earlier than rules allowed. Its 99 delegates were cut down to 50. Still, Florida is a critically important state for the general election, so what does this say about Paul's efforts to secure the nomination?
"I think it tells you that we are realistic. That's the way we approached Iowa, we did pretty well there, and right now, polls are looking pretty good up here. So I think we're being realistic, we shouldn't be acting like the government and spend money we don't have," Paul said with a chuckle.
Paul's campaign chairman Jesse Benton says their focus after South Carolina's primary on January 21st will be caucus states of Nevada, Louisiana, and Maine, which offer a total of 98 delegates, and where Paul's aides hope to rack up enough to keep their campaign going all the way to the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida.
Even if he doesn't get the nomination, Paul would have significant leverage there in promoting what the messages of his libertarian, anti-interventionist movement.
But Paul also made clear that if he does better than expected here in the Granite State and can raise more cash, his campaign may change course and compete more forcefully in Florida.
"We have to wait and see how things go," Paul told CNN.
And finally, her slipping up on live TV that she is worried about the scale of Ron Paul's success....