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Friday, 24 April 2015

Beltane 2015 : Drowned Offerings

Histories of Herodotus
A history source of Persian Empire of Achaemenian era
By: Herodotus (c. 484 - 425 BCE); Translated by: George Rawlinson 

[2.1] On the death of Cyrus, Cambyses his son by Cassandane daughter of Pharnaspes took the kingdom. Cassandane had died in the lifetime of Cyrus, who had made a great mourning for her at her death, and had commanded all the subjects of his empire to observe the like. Cambyses, the son of this lady and of Cyrus, regarding the Ionian and Aeolian Greeks as vassals of his father, took them with him in his expedition against Egypt among the other nations which owned his sway.

[2.90] Whensoever any one, Egyptian or foreigner, has lost his life by falling a prey to a crocodile, or by drowning in the river, the law compels the inhabitants of the city near which the body is cast up to have it embalmed, and to bury it in one of the sacred repositories with all possible magnificence. No one may touch the corpse, not even any of the friends or relatives, but only the priests of the Nile, who prepare it for burial with their own hands - regarding it as something more than the mere body of a man - and themselves lay it in the tomb.

[3.30] And now Cambyses, who even before had not been quite in his right mind, was forthwith, as the Egyptians say, smitten with madness for this crime. The first of his outrages was the slaying of Smerdis, his full brother, whom he had sent back to Persia from Egypt out of envy, because he drew the bow brought from the Ethiopians by the Icthyophagi (which none of the other Persians were able to bend) the distance of two fingers' breadth. When Smerdis was departed into Persia, Cambyses had a vision in his sleep - he thought a messenger from Persia came to him with tidings that Smerdis sat upon the royal throne and with his head touched the heavens. Fearing therefore for himself, and thinking it likely that his brother would kill him and rule in his stead, Cambyses sent into Persia Prexaspes, whom he trusted beyond all the other Persians, bidding him put Smerdis to death. 

So this Prexaspes went up to Susa and slew Smerdis. 

Some say he killed him as they hunted together, others, that he took him down to the Erythraean Sea, and there drowned him.

King Jacob

700 drowned
70ft vessel
70 miles from the Libyan Coast


Q : Why are there Libyan Boat People?

A : The Destruction and Planned Disintegration of Libya, The Global War of Terror and The Attempted Recolonisation of Afrika.

"You can't make any excuses for Jacob wrestling with the Man of God - you can't excuse that away!

Hell, you don't wrestle with God's Man and hold up God's business!

'Israel' is not a good name - his name was 'Jacob' at first; he became [across] the Man of God, beats The Man, holds The Man, fights The Man, holds The Man up all night long, and tells The Man 
'Look, I ain't gonna let you go until you give me something...'

And he gave him a name, 'Israel
[Fights/Strives with (a) god (Is-Ra-El) ] - 

now you have to deal with what that name means..."

 - Bro. Minister Khalid Abdul Muhammad 

[2.2] Now the Egyptians, before the reign of their king Psammetichus, believed themselves to be the most ancient of mankind. Since Psammetichus, however, made an attempt to discover who were actually the primitive race, they have been of opinion that while they surpass all other nations, the Phrygians surpass them in antiquity. This king, finding it impossible to make out by dint of inquiry what men were the most ancient, contrived the following method of discovery:- He took two children of the common sort, and gave them over to a herdsman to bring up at his folds, strictly charging him to let no one utter a word in their presence, but to keep them in a sequestered cottage, and from time to time introduce goats to their apartment, see that they got their fill of milk, and in all other respects look after them. His object herein was to know, after the indistinct babblings of infancy were over, what word they would first articulate. It happened as he had anticipated. The herdsman obeyed his orders for two years, and at the end of that time, on his one day opening the door of their room and going in, the children both ran up to him with outstretched arms, and distinctly said "Becos." When this first happened the herdsman took no notice; but afterwards when he observed, on coming often to see after them, that the word was constantly in their mouths, he informed his lord, and by his command brought the children into his presence. Psammetichus then himself heard them say the word, upon which he proceeded to make inquiry what people there was who called anything "becos," and hereupon he learnt that "becos" was the Phrygian name for bread. In consideration of this circumstance the Egyptians yielded their claims, and admitted the greater antiquity of the Phrygians.

[2.3] That these were the real facts I learnt at Memphis from the priests of Vulcan. The Greeks, among other foolish tales, relate that Psammetichus had the children brought up by women whose tongues he had previously cut out; but the priests said their bringing up was such as I have stated above. I got much other information also from conversation with these priests while I was at Memphis, and I even went to Heliopolis and to Thebes, expressly to try whether the priests of those places would agree in their accounts with the priests at Memphis. The Heliopolitans have the reputation of being the best skilled in history of all the Egyptians. What they told me concerning their religion it is not my intention to repeat, except the names of their deities, which I believe all men know equally. If I relate anything else concerning these matters, it will only be when compelled to do so by the course of my narrative.

[2.4] Now with regard to mere human matters, the accounts which they gave, and in which all agreed, were the following. The Egyptians, they said, were the first to discover the solar year, and to portion out its course into twelve parts. They obtained this knowledge from the stars. (To my mind they contrive their year much more cleverly than the Greeks, for these last every other year intercalate a whole month, but the Egyptians, dividing the year into twelve months of thirty days each, add every year a space of five days besides, whereby the circuit of the seasons is made to return with uniformity.) The Egyptians, they went on to affirm, first brought into use the names of the twelve gods, which the Greeks adopted from them; and first erected altars, images, and temples to the gods; and also first engraved upon stone the figures of animals. In most of these cases they proved to me that what they said was true. And they told me that the first man who ruled over Egypt was Min, and that in his time all Egypt, except the Thebaic canton, was a marsh, none of the land below Lake Moeris then showing itself above the surface of the water. This is a distance of seven days' sail from the sea up the river.

[2.5] What they said of their country seemed to me very reasonable. For any one who sees Egypt, without having heard a word about it before, must perceive, if he has only common powers of observation, that the Egypt to which the Greeks go in their ships is an acquired country, the gift of the river. The same is true of the land above the lake, to the distance of three days' voyage, concerning which the Egyptians say nothing, but which exactly the same kind of country. [Kush]

The following is the general character of the region. In the first place, on approaching it by sea, when you are still a day's sail from the land, if you let down a sounding-line you will bring up mud, and find yourself in eleven fathoms' water, which shows that the soil washed down by the stream extends to that distance.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Assad Reunion

"On the eve of this year’s Bilderberg meeting, the Anglo-French intelligence bosses have clearly shown their hand with two high-profile attacks on Obama. Wednesday, June 5 marked the liberation of Qusayr, the great Stalingrad of the Syrian terrorist death squads deployed by NATO against Assad. With the rout of these terrorists, the main units of the self-styled Free Syrian Army, along with the Nusra branch of al Qaeda, are likely to face annihilation in the short to medium term.

On the same day that Qusayr fell, the British and French governments hysterically demanded that Obama undertake a total bombing campaign against Syria, whatever the consequences in regard to Russia and other powers. To his credit, Obama is continuing to say no to this lunatic Anglo-French neocolonial adventure. 

On that same June 5, the London-based daily The Guardian, in an article by the expatriate American Glenn Greenwald, hyped a court order from the secret FISA panel of federal judges showing that the US National Security Agency was routinely monitoring the telephone records (including time, locations, call duration, and unique identifiers, but not the contents of the conversations) of possibly unlimited millions of Verizon phone subscribers. Back in the US, reactionary talk show hosts began screaming 

Obama taps your phones!”

On June 6, again in advance of every other newspaper in the world, The Guardian published another article by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill revealing that the National Security Agency, under a program called Prism, had obtained direct access to the servers of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Apple, Youtube, Skype, AOL, and Microsoft, and was busily monitoring the content of e-mails, file transfers, and live conversations. Back in the US, reactionary talk show hosts began screaming, 

Obama reads your e-mail!

Under George Bush, warrantless wiretaps and similar illegal programs were revealed by various media organs. These revelations had minimal impact on Bush, whose base was indifferent to civil liberties. 

Obama’s base, by contrast, cares very much, and has been visibly upset by these new reports. 

While strongly condemning these totalitarian programs, we must also not lose sight of who is putting these reports into circulation, and why. 

Phone taps are bad, but a general war in the Middle East leading to a possible Third World War is far worse."

Webster Tarpley

"'Mr. President, we have something of a disposal problem...."

The Late Ambassador Chris Stevens was greatly admired in Damascus, and across the Levant (except Israel), in particular, we are told,  by both Presidents Assad, and Assad Sr. was not only on good enough terms with James Bakker III in 1989 to dodge the (correctly aimed) bullet of blame as regards the source of the Pan-Am 103 Lockerbie bomb case, the dynasty are old business partners of Oliver North  in the heroin traffick through the Syrian-controlled Bakah Vallye in Lebanon.

We must remember that "freedom" does not mean democracy and "democracy" does not mean freedom, especially in a globalised neoliberalist world system.

America is proclaimed as one of the greatest democracies on earth, and yet the supposed miracles of American "freedom" and the robber-baron free-market state corporatism are manifest for all to see.

America is really too large a country now to be governed effectively in such a way, just as the European Parliament of the EU is infinitely too unwieldy and ungainly to be responsive to the needs of the mass of European people and fit for purpose - Thirteen Colonies was probably around about the right size for a Federal System and what may be true in Maine sure ain't true in Hawaii, nor do the peoples of Alaska feel great kinship with those in Puerto Rico.

While it is true that Assad's Syria is a military dictatorship, it's traditionally t been a largely responsive one to the needs of its people - built, as was true in the Iraq of Saddam Hussain, on a model of secular Arab socialism and religious liberalism, it became an attactive target for would-be martyrs and well funded Jihadists.

Of whom there are a lot  these days, following more than a decade of perceived non-stop global war on Islam.

Tens and tens of thousand of largely traumatised war orphans and PTSD head cases who want to martyr themselves. 

They want nothing more than to die, and the governments of nearly every nation state agrees with them but can't say so and won't risk it's own troop's lives or security by attacking or moving against this nebulous and defuse force for global psychopathy openly.

What they need is a large army with a popular strongman and no fascist or expansionist imperialistic tendencies.....

What they need is someone amenable and sympathetic to the West to just kill them all, to give them what the want...

Hmm... This looks like a job for Arab Socialism..!

"I can't watch this  - just call me in Washington once they're all dead."

"There are Arab countries where thre is no freedom, or liberty, at all;
which have one-family rule, who even give the name of their family to their country.

But there is no Jihad in such countries,

But the Jihad is in Syria, and it seems that those who are fighting it are ready to spend an ocean of blood.... 

"So, when are you starting in Saudi Arabia...?"

"What you are askling us to believe is that a revolution supported by McCain, by Lieberman, by Britain, France, AmericaI, Isreal, Saudi Arabia, by Qatar - is a revolution for the good, for truth?

Are you asking me to believe that Netanyahu is now on the side of haq?"

After the failure of the Benghazi coup and the stealing back of the election, he's really made them MAD now...

All bets are off and no holds barred for the next 3 1/2 years.

Gaps are appearing in the Secret Service cover for him and Michelle and clear (non-verbal) warnings are being issued, clear as day, with a full programme of predictive programming in effect.

Stay Vigilant .

The Maltese Double Cross – Lockerbie discusses evidence and witnesses that would eventually figure at the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial in 2000:

• the Mebo MST — 13 timer fragment, which Thomas Thurman of the FBI's forensic laboratory said that he identified on June 15, 1990;

• Mebo's Swiss owner, Edwin Bollier, is interviewed at length;

• forensic scientist, Dr Michael Scott, describes DERA's 'forensic expert', Alan Feraday, as a technician without any formal qualifications as a scientist;

• solicitor, Alastair Logan, criticises DERA's Dr Thomas Hayes for the forensic evidence that was used to convict the Maguire Seven;

• former CIA operative, Oswald LeWinter says the appointment of 'Libyan dirty tricks expert', Vincent Cannistraro, to head the CIA's team investigating Lockerbie 'would be funny, if it were not an obscenity';

• Department of Defense Whistle Blower Lester Coleman linked the bomb to a terrorist cell trained by CIA operative, Edwin P. Wilson; and,

• best-selling author, David Yallop, reviews the available evidence and looks at who might have been responsible for the Lockerbie bombing.

The documentary disputes the conclusion reached by the official investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, instead advancing the theory that the bomb was introduced onto the aircraft by an unwitting drug mule, Khaled Jafaar, in what the filmmaker claims is a CIA-protected suitcase.
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, former prime minister of Iran, discusses the idea that Iran took revenge for the shootdown by the USS Vincennes of Iran Air Flight 655 in July 1988.

"....In addition, the broadcast sets forth the alarming circumstances surrounding the death of documentary film-maker Alan Francovich, whose film The Maltese Double Cross accesses Coleman's allegations, as well as highlighting other evidence of the complicity American, British and German intelligence services with the bombing.

The film had been the focus of active attempts at suppression. Francovich died of an apparent heart attack while going through U.S. customs in Houston, with documents in his possession that would exonerate Coleman and implicate the Reagan and Bush administrations and the CIA in a number of unsavory and illegal activities.

Francovich's previous most famous documentary provided the first, comprehensive historic investigation of

Operation GLADIO