Archive | September 10, 2016

Leprosy in Californian Schools*

Leprosy in Californian Schools*

If one asks the question Why now? One can find that Leprosy in the past and in homeopathy has always been classed as ‘social disease’ the disease that is a manifestation of stigma. Given the state and level of social engineering in the U.S. right now it seems like many carry a stigma, whether it be race, class, religion, gender etc….

By Julie Fidler

It’s a disease you don’t hear about everyday: leprosy. It was a big deal in biblical times, but you probably don’t personally know someone who has experienced it. However, the painful and unsightly skin disorder is making a reappearance in California – in school children.

Needless to say, parents are on-edge.

What is Leprosy?

According to WebMD, leprosy “is an infectious disease that causes severe, disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms and legs.” In ancient times, if you had leprosy, you were sequestered so as not to infect others.

Leprosy patients were very much stigmatized. In the book of Leviticus in the Old Testament of the Bible, people with leprosy were declared “unclean” and forced to live alone.

In truth, leprosy isn’t that contagious. You can catch it only if you come into close and repeated contact with nose and mouth droplets from someone with untreated leprosy. It affects more children than adults.

It takes 3 to 5 years for symptoms of leprosy to occur after coming into contact with Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae), the bacterium that causes the disorder. Some people don’t develop symptoms for 20 years. This makes it difficult for doctors to determine when and where a patient contracted the leprosy.

Leprosy is easily treatable with antibiotics, though most of the population is immune to the illness.

The California Cases

Parents have been warned that 2 cases of leprosy may have broken out at Indian Hills Elementary School in Jurupa Valley, and some moms and dads are now refusing to send their kids to school out of fear they could catch the skin-rotting disease.

The warning letters were sent out on September 2.

Jurupa Valley Unified Superintendent Elliott Duchon said the school’s classrooms have been decontaminated. The district is advising parents to conduct their daily business as usual, including sending their kids to school. Duchon said:

“For parents, they need to make a decision for their children but we’re not recommending any precautions. There is not a risk at this time.”

Barbara Cole, director for disease control for the Riverside County Department of Public Health, said schools and workplaces aren’t considered by national health guidelines to be the types of environments where leprosy is likely to be transmitted.

She said:

“Even if the cases were confirmed … leprosy is not easily transmitted to others, and we don’t feel like there’s a risk in the school setting. It’s not a highly contagious disease.”

It will take several weeks for the Riverside County Department of Public Health to confirm the cases.

Indian Hills Elementary School learned that leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, was potentially in the facility when a parent notified the school’s nursing staff of a preliminary diagnosis for a student there. The children were not hospitalized.

Is Leprosy Making a Comeback?

Leprosy isn’t really making a comeback, because it never really left. It’s uncommon, but it has become more common in recent years.

We saw Hansen’s disease in at least 9 patients in Florida last summer, where its source was traced back to nine-banded armadillos. So if you live in Florida, don’t play with armadillos. Seriously, you’d have to get pretty up-close and personal with an armadillo to catch leprosy from it.

It is also believed that some migrants entering the U.S. are unknowingly bringing leprosy with them.


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Tuberculosis: An old Disease on the Rise Again!

Israel Starts Demolition of Homes in the their Illegal Occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights*

Israel Starts Demolition of Homes in the their Illegal Occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights*

Israel has used its illegal home demolition policy for the first time in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

According to Tel Aviv, Israel will never withdraw from the Golan Heights and the international community should get used to the fact that the Syrian territory, which happens to hold major energy reserves,will be annexed.

Last year Israel started to intensify its annexation program, following the discovery of substantial oil resources in the Golan Heights. US interests involving Genie Energy and its celebrities, including Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, Lord Jacob Rothschild, are involved in plans to develop the resources.- Carol Adl

By Christof Lehmann

Israeli occupation authorities in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, on Wednesday, for the first time demolished a home, claiming it was built without permission. The demolition and claims the house was built without permission violates Israel’s obligations under international law, according to which an occupying power must assure that administration in occupied territories adhere, to the greatest possible degree, to the law of the occupied country’s territory.

Israel has, however, enforced new Hebrew as official administrative language, denies building permits and engages in other violations of international law that aim at oppressing the Arab population and culture and Syrian administration in the occupied Golan.

Al Marsad, which is the only human rights organization that operates in the Golan, reported that hundreds of Israeli police accompanied by bulldozers demolished the home of Bassam Ibrahim in Majdal Shams, the largest town in the Israeli occupied Golan. In a statement, Al Marsad said:

“This is the first time that the Israeli authorities have demolished a home in Majdal Shams. … The destruction of this home marks the adoption of a new systematic policy of home demolitions by the Israeli authorities in the remaining Syrian villages in the Occupied Syrian Golan. The Syrian owners of dozens of other homes have been threatened with similar action. … As a result of the severe restrictions imposed by Israeli planning and construction committees, it is close to impossible for the Syrian population to obtain the necessary building permits. Therefore, the Syrian population is forced to build homes without building permits, as this is the only way to meet their housing needs given unprecedented levels of overcrowding,”

The rights organization accused Israel of preventing the Syrian population from building in their cities while encouraging and facilitating the construction and expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights. Israel occupied the Syrian Golan Heights after the June 1967 war.

Israel’s continued occupation violates international law and has been opposed by several UN General Assembly resolutions. None of the U.N. Security Council’s five permanent members (P5), however, has taken any tangible steps that would be consistent with their mandate and obligation to end the illegal occupation.

The failure of U.N. Security Council and the U.N. system as a whole has emboldened Israel to declare that “Israel and the Golan are part and parcel”. In June 2013 an Austrian United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) officer explained that Israel was maintaining a joint intelligence and operations room with “Syrian rebels”. Warnings by Syrian U.N. Envoy Dr. Al-Hamwi, in July 2013, to the effect that Israel commits methodical crimes in the Golan were ignored by the U.N. Security Council (UNSC).

By mid-2013, reports about the Israeli involvement in the war on Syria via the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan and in the UNDOF controlled neutral zone slowly made it to some of the Western and Arab media. The administration of Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu transformed that, what could have developed into a PR nightmare, into a propaganda success when Netanyahu visited an Israeli field hospital for “Syrian opposition fighters”.

Netanyahu told Israeli TV viewers and international press that the field hospital showed the true, humanitarian face of Israel. The PM did not mention a word about Israel’s direct and indirect military support of Jabhat al-Nusrah and other al-Qaeda associated brigades. (see video)

Israel opens 12 – 16 kilometre wide corridor for Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusrah after Displacement of UNDOF Troops – “International Community” stands by or pays lip service

The UNDOF withdrawal leaves a 12 – 16 km wide corridor uncontrolled by the UNDOF. In 2013 it transpired that Israel is providing support for Jabhat al-Nusrah, which includes a joint intelligence and military operations room in the Israeli occupied Golan, logistic support, weapons, field hospitals, and direct combat support. (Map plotting by Christof Lehmann)

Also in 2013, Israeli machinations and cooperation with Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusrah, resulted in the withdrawal of UNDOF troops from a 12 – 16 kilometre wide corridor in the disengagement zone.

The corridor facilitated direct logistic support of Islamist insurgents in Syria via this corridor. Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Pyotr Ilyichev, urged the international community to use its influence on anti-Syrian militants in the Golan Heights to prevent the phase-down of the UNDOF peacekeeping mission.

However, the lip-service of the deputy representative did not manifest in a Russian sponsored U.N. Security Council resolution.

In February 2014 then Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman publicly called for

“settling the Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights within the framework of the Israeli – Palestinian negotiations” adding that “part of this comprehensive bargain has to cover an understanding between Israel, the international community and the USA” and adding that “the Golan is part and parcel with Israel”.

Wednesday morning, March 5, 2014, Israeli troops launched military attacks against Syria from the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Several Syrian Internal Security Forces and civilians were injured. On March 7, mass protests in Syria denounced Israel’s aggression.

In May 2014 Israel denied Syrians in the occupied Golan Heights voting rights during Syrian elections. Again, the United Nations failed to respond.

In 2015 Israel intensified its annexation program, inspired by the discovery of substantial hydrocarbon resources in the Golan Heights. U.S. interests involving Genie Energy and celebrities including Dick Cheney are involved in plans to develop the resources.

Prior to talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in April 2016, Netanyahu asserted that “Israel will never relinquish the Golan Heights”.

Putin, the President of a permanent U.N. Security Council member State was spectacularly silent about Israel’s “red lines”. In June, 2016 Syrians in the occupied Golan launched protests against Israel’s annexation plans. The international press was spectacularly silent. None of the five permanent UNSC member States officially responded to the first “home demolition”.


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Greater Israel and the Tale of Two Temples*

Hamas Asks Russia to Help Stop Israeli ‘Aggression’*

Drilling in Golan Heights by U.S.Corporations*

Israel Grants Oil Rights in Syria to Murdoch and Rothschild*

The Rothschild’s Zionist World Order*

Turkey-Russia Tensions Spike as Russia Moves into Rothschild-Murdoch Illegal Stake, Northern Syria*

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Israel Takes Advantage of Syrian Civil War to Expand Illegal Golan Heights Settlements*

Syrian Army Seizes Control of Al-Amal Farms in Golan Heights*

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Syria Demands Israel Return the Golan Heights*

Armageddon on the Golan Heights*

Palestinians back Standing Rock Sioux in “struggle for all humanity”*

Palestinians back Standing Rock Sioux in “struggle for all humanity”*

By Andrew Kadi

Artwork in solidarity with Standing Rock and the water protectors. (Leila Abdelrazaq)

Palestinians are expressing support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their months-long resistance to the U.S. government’s plan to install an oil pipeline on their land.

“The people of Palestine supports you and all those standing with you right now in North Dakota to protect your tribal lands and resist the desecration and destruction of your sacred burial sites at the hands of the Energy Transfer Partners corporation and the Dakota Access Pipeline they are building,” the Palestinian BDS National Committee said on Friday.

In another statement issued on Friday, individual Palestinians around the world say they “recognize the multitude of ways that Native American and First Nation struggles to protect indigenous territories have ultimately been struggles on behalf of all of humanity.”

Their full statement is below.

The Dakota Access Pipeline, which was approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is planned to run under the Missouri River, a natural water supply for the tribe.

The pipeline would also run through sacred areas of Sioux land not recognized by the U.S. government as part of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

“When we look at Standing Rock, we also see the attempts of authorities with a still-prevalent colonial mentality to vilify, criminalize and ultimately disappear indigenous people on their own land,” the BNC said.

“The Palestinian people have firsthand experience with a colonial power desecrating our burial sites, destroying our indigenous communities, appropriating our culture and otherwise gradually erasing our centuries-old heritage.”

The BNC, the largest Palestinian civil society coalition that leads the global boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, referred in particular to Israel allowing the U.S.-based Simon Wiesenthal Center to build a so-called “Museum of Tolerance” on top of Mamilla Cemetery, destroying a Muslim burial ground and holy site in Jerusalem that historians date to the seventh century.

On Friday, a U.S. federal court ruled against a request filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop construction of the pipeline.

However, in what the Sioux call “a stunning move,” three federal agencies say the Army will “not authorize” construction of the pipeline in one area until the government “can determine whether it will need to reconsider any of its previous decisions” regarding construction on tribal land.

“This federal statement is a game changer for the tribe and we are acting immediately on our legal options, including filing an appeal and a temporary injunction to force [the Dakota Access Pipeline] to stop construction,” the Standing Rock Sioux said.

The tribe was never consulted about the matter before the plan was approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, which the tribe says violates U.S. law.

G4S, which contracts with Israel to incarcerate Palestinians, admits it is one of several private security companies working to guard the pipeline.

Activists at Sacred Stone Camp, a flashpoint of protests, say that resistance is growing.

Security firms protecting the pipeline have used dogs and pepper spray to attack protesters.

Palestinians around the world have signed this statement of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Statement of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe

We the undersigned Palestinians – artists, academics, activists, elders, labourers, musicians, authors, businesspersons, attorneys, students – hereby declare our unqualified and heartfelt solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their epic struggle to protect what remains of their ancestral lands, waters and sacred sites.

As an indigenous people whose lands have been robbed and pillaged, and who face existential settler-colonial expansion in Palestine, we recognize that Native American and First Nation peoples have endured centuries of violent settler colonialism that has dismantled and robbed them of home, heritage, dignity, security, narrative, land, language, identity, family, trees, cemeteries, animals, livelihoods and life.

We recognize the multitude of ways that Native American and First Nation struggles to protect indigenous territories have ultimately been struggles on behalf of all of humanity to save the Earth we share from toxic globalization of neoliberal and capitalist ethos that threaten our collective survival.

We also heed the wise leadership of a people who first conceived of mountains and rivers as sacred, who look upon a prairie with reverence, who consider trees as family and who risk their lives to protect the water and the integrity of their ancestral lands.

With respect, love, solidarity and hope,

  1. Leila Abdelrazaq, author and artist
  2. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, senior scholar, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies, SFSU
  3. Rinad Abdullah, human rights and international law attorney
  4. Tarek Abuata, executive director, Friends of Sabeel North America
  5. Susan Abulhawa, writer
  6. Ahmad Abuznaid, human rights attorney and organizer
  7. Enas I. aL-Muthaffar, film director and producer
  8. Dina Alzeer, journalist
  9. Issa Amro, human rights activist, Youth Against Settlements in Hebron
  10. Iman Annab
  11. Huwaida Arraf, civil/human rights attorney and activist
  12. Mariam Arraf, Detroiter
  13. Hanan Ashrawi, PLO Executive Committee
  14. Sa’ed Atshan, academic
  15. George Awwad, human rights activist
  16. Zeina Azzam, writer and educator
  17. Sam Bahour, Palestinian-American writer, businessperson and activist
  18. Rana Baker, student and journalist
  19. Mariam Barghouti, activist and writer
  20. Ramzy Baroud, journalist and author
  21. Iyad Burnat – Bil’in Popular Committee
  22. Diana Buttu, human rights attorney
  23. Shirien D.
  24. Lamis Deek, human rights attorney
  25. Azzam Elder, attorney
  26. Nazmi Elder
  27. Shareen Elder
  28. Joeseph Elder
  29. Jasmine Elder
  30. Laila Elhaddad, author, activist and journalist
  31. Ismail El Zabri
  32. Philip Farah, co-chairman, Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace
  33. Reem Farah, CCD
  34. Hala Gabriel, filmmaker and activist
  35. Tamar Ghabin
  36. Budour Hassan, writer
  37. Zaha Hassan, human rights lawyer and writer
  38. Thayer Hastings
  39. Saleh Hijazi, human rights activist
  40. Gus Hussein
  41. Ramzi Jaber
  42. Nour Joudah
  43. Alaa Juma
  44. Andrew Kadi, steering committee of US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
  45. Remi Kanazi, poet and organizer
  46. Hanna Kawas, journalist and activist
  47. Tanya Keilani
  48. Reem El-Khatib, humanitarian
  49. Noura Khouri, writer and activist
  50. George Khoury, Nakba survivor
  51. Samia Khoury, Palestinian elder, author, and university trustee
  52. Nerdeen Kiswani, NYC Students for Justice in Palestine
  53. Dalell D. Mohmed
  54. Yousef Munayyer, executive director of US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
  55. Jumana Musa, human rights attorney
  56. Izzaddine Mustafa
  57. Khalil Nakhleh, PhD, Palestinian anthropologist, researcher and author
  58. Lois Nakhleh, botanical artist
  59. Amira Nassim, student
  60. Ali Omar, activist and academic
  61. Mazin Qumsiyeh, professor and director, Palestine Museum of Natural History
  62. Fadi Quran
  63. Tareq Radi, artist and student
  64. Tamara Reem, human rights attorney
  65. Nadia Saah
  66. Samah Sabawi, poet and activist
  67. Mahdi Sabbagh, architect and urbanist
  68. Steven Salaita, scholar and writer
  69. May Seikaly
  70. S.R. Shafie RPh.
  71. Dina Shana’a, US Palestinian Community Network
  72. Halla Shoaibi, assistant professor of law, Birzeit University
  73. Samee Sulaiman, PhD student
  74. Sandra Tamari, St Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee
  75. Steve Tamari, educator
  76. Karimah Tarazi, RN BS MFA
  77. Randa Wahbe
  78. Hurriyah Ziada
  79. Raya Ziada


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Obama snubs Duterte at end of Laos Summit after Filipino President Rightly Blames U.S. for Killing his Ancestors*

Obama snubs Duterte at end of Laos Summit after Filipino President Rightly Blames U.S. for Killing his Ancestors*

Filipino casualties on the first day of Philippine-American War. Original caption is ‘Insurgent dead just as they fell in the trench near Santa Ana, February 5th. The trench was circular, and the picture shows but a small portion.’

By Ananya Roy

Philippines President Duterte expresses ‘regret’ for comments on Obama. Before signing off from The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit on Thursday (9 September) night, U.S. President Barack Obama apparently snubbed his Filipino counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him ‘a son of a b***h’.

TAP – He actually called Obama son of a whore – ‘putang ina’ – which is in fact correct.  Obama was the son of a prostitute, and there are plenty of pictures of her on the internet.  Obama was clearly deeply affected.  As they say, the truth hurts.

Obama went around shaking hands with all the leaders present at the final summit meeting in Vientiane, Laos, but avoided Duterte.

Obama’s reaction was reportedly triggered by yet another humiliating remark made by Duterte.

This time he reportedly veered off his prepared speech and took a dig at American soldiers, blaming them for killing his “ancestors”. Duterte says he didn’t insult Obama but thinks U.N.’s Ban Ki-Moon is a ‘fool’.

TAP – Americans indeed killed hundreds of thousands of poorly armed Filipinos and massacred unarmed Filipinos during the Filipino-American War.  This fact is hidden from history as inconvenient.  Well done to Duterte for bringing this matter up.  It’s about time Filipinos woke up form their American dream.  The American Army needlessly killed 1.5 million Filipinos and have covered up their atrocious behaviour ever since.  The normal ratio of 1 killed to 5 wounded, typical of warfare, was reversed to 5 killed to one wounded.  The Americans massacred every village they came across.  Vietnam was a picnic compared to this little episode.

Earlier, Duterte had toned down his language following outrage against his blatant remarks and had even said he regretted swearing at the “most powerful president” of the world. Duterte’s remarks came after Obama raised concerns about the human rights violations allegedly being committed as part of the Philippine leader’s bloody drug war. A scheduled meeting between the two leaders was cancelled following the verbal spat.

On Thursday, Duterte raised the same topic again during an impromptu speech at the final summit meeting in Laos. An Indonesian diplomat present at the meeting, told Agence France Presse that Duterte veered off his prepared speech,

“showed a picture of the killings of American soldiers in the past”, and said: “This is my ancestor[s that] they killed. Why now we are talking about human rights.”

The diplomat said that the atmosphere at the gathering following Duterte’s statement was “quiet and shocked”. U.S. President Barack Obama snubbed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the last meeting at the Laos summit. Later, while bidding farewell to all the leaders at the meeting, Obama shook hands with everyone, except Duterte, a source told GMA news network. However, Filipino Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr was quoted as saying that the two leaders missed a handshake as they just happened to walk in opposite directions at that time.

Following the cancellation of the scheduled first meeting between the two leaders, they were reported to have met informally on the sidelines of the summit. Obama is said to have shaken hands with Duterte then. The U.S. president was also quoted as saying earlier that he did not take Duterte’s comments personally.

From Liberators to Killers: American Attitudes toward Filipinos

The attitudes of American commanders involved in pacifying the Philippines are remarkable for both their disdain for the people they had allegedly “liberated” and their willingness to resort to the most ruthless methods in suppressing resistance. For example, General J.M. Bell, wrote in December 1901:

“I am now assembling in the neighbourhood of 2,500 men who will be used in columns of about fifty men each.  I take so large a command for the purpose of thoroughly searching each ravine, valley and mountain peak for insurgents and for food, expecting to destroy everything I find outside of towns.  All able bodied men will be killed or captured. … These people need a thrashing to teach them some good common sense; and they should have it for the good of all concerned.”

That same month, General Bell issued Circular Order No. 3 to all American commanders in the field:

Batangas, Dec. 9, 1901.

“To All Station Commanders:

A general conviction, which the brigade commander shares, appears to exist, that the insurrection in this brigade continues because the greater part of the people, especially the wealthy ones, pretend to desire, but in reality do not want, peace; that, when all really want peace, we can have it promptly. Under such circumstances it is clearly indicated that a policy should be adopted that will as soon as possible make the people want peace, and want it badly.

Commanding officers are urged and enjoined to use their discretion freely in adopting any or all measures of warfare authorized by this order which will contribute, in their judgment, toward enforcing the policy or accomplishing the purpose above announced. … No person should be given credit for loyalty solely on account of his having done nothing for or against us, so far as known. Neutrality should not be tolerated. Every inhabitant of this brigade should either be an active friend or be classed as an enemy….

Another dangerous class of enemies are wealthy sympathizers and contributors, who, though holding no official positions, use all their influence in support of the insurrection, and, while enjoying American protection for themselves, their families and property, secretly aid, protect, and contribute to insurgents. Chief and most important among this class of disloyal persons are native priests.

The same course should be pursued with all of this class; for, to arrest anyone believed to be guilty of giving aid or assistance to the insurrection in any way or of giving food or comfort to the enemies of the government, it is not necessary to wait for sufficient evidence to lead to conviction by a court, but those strongly suspected of complicity with the insurrection may be arrested and confined as a military necessity, and may be held indefinitely as prisoners of war, in the discretion of the station commander or until the receipt of other orders from higher authority. It will frequently be found impossible to obtain any evidence against persons of influence as long as they are at liberty; but, once confined, evidence is easily obtainable.”

Although few soldiers joined the anti-imperialist cause, their statements did sometimes provide ammunition for the opponents of annexation and war. In 1899, the Anti-Imperialist League published a pamphlet of Soldiers Letters, with the provocative subtitle: “Being Materials for a History of a War of Criminal Aggression.”

Although few soldiers joined the anti-imperialist cause, their statements did sometimes provide ammunition for the opponents of annexation and war. In 1899, the Anti-Imperialist League published a pamphlet of Soldiers Letters, with the provocative subtitle: “Being Materials for a History of a War of Criminal Aggression.”

Even worse, perhaps, is the fact that the policies instituted by General Bell and other American commanders were endorsed by Secretary of War Elihu Root.  In an amazing letter to the Senate dated May 7, 1902, Root argued that

“The War Department saw no reason to doubt that the policy embodied in the above-mentioned orders was at once the most effective and the most humane which could possibly be followed; and so, indeed, it has proved, guerrilla warfare in Batangas and Laguna and the adjacent regions has been ended, the authority of the United States has been asserted and acquiesced in, and the people who had been collected and protected in the camps of concentration have been permitted to return to their homes and resume their customary pursuits in peace. The War Department has not disapproved or interfered in any way with the orders giving effect to this policy; but has aided in their enforcement by directing an increase of food supply to the Philippines for the purpose of caring for the natives in the concentration camps.

Like many of their officers, American troops also showed incredible callousness toward the Philippine civilian population.  A man named Clarence Clowe described the situation as follows in a letter he wrote to Senator Hoar.  The methods employed by American troops against civilians in an effort to find insurgent “arms and ammunition” include torture, beating, and outright killing.

At any time I am liable to be called upon to go out and bind and gag helpless prisoners, to strike them in the face, to knock them down when so bound, to bear them away from wife and children, at their very door, who are shrieking pitifully the while, or kneeling and kissing the hands of our officers, imploring mercy from those who seem not to know what it is, and then, with a crowd of soldiers, hold our helpless victim head downward in a tub of water in his own yard, or bind him hand and foot, attaching ropes to head and feet, and then lowering him into the depths of a well of water till life is well-nigh choked out, and the bitterness of a death is tasted, and our poor, gasping victims ask us for the poor boon of being finished off, in mercy to themselves.

All these things have been done at one time or another by our men, generally in cases of trying to obtain information as to the location of arms and ammunition.

Nor can it be said that there is any general repulsion on the part of the enlisted men to taking part in these doings. I regret to have to say that, on the contrary, the majority of soldiers take a keen delight in them, and rush with joy to the making of this latest development of a Roman holiday.

Another soldier, L. F. Adams, with the Washington regiment, described what he saw after the Battle of Manila on February 4-5, 1899:

“In the path of the Washington Regiment and Battery D of the Sixth Artillery there were 1,008 dead niggers, and a great many wounded. We burned all their houses. I don’t know how many men, women, and children the Tennessee boys did kill. They would not take any prisoners.”

Similarly, Sergeant Howard McFarland of the 43rd Infantry, wrote to the Fairfield Journal of Maine:

“I am now stationed in a small town in charge of twenty-five men, and have a territory of twenty miles to patrol…. At the best, this is a very rich country; and we want it. My way of getting it would be to put a regiment into a skirmish line, and blow every nigger into a nigger heaven. On Thursday, March 29, eighteen of my company killed seventy-five nigger bolo men and ten of the nigger gunners. When we find one that is not dead, we have bayonets.

These methods were condoned by some back at home in the U.S., as exemplified by the statement of a Republican Congressman in 1909:

“You never hear of any disturbances in Northern Luzon; and the secret of its pacification is, in my opinion, the secret of pacification of the archipelago.  They never rebel in northern Luzon because there isn’t anybody there to rebel.  The country was marched over and cleaned in a most resolute manner.  The good Lord in heaven only knows the number of Filipinos that were put under ground.  Our soldiers took no prisoners, they kept no records; they simply swept the country, and wherever or whenever they could get hold of a Filipino they killed him.  The women and children were spared, and may now be noticed in disproportionate numbers in that part of the island.”

The Example of Samar: A “Howling Wilderness”

Early in the morning on September 28, 1901 the residents of the small village of Balangiga (located in the Samar Province) attacked the men of U.S. Army Company C, Ninth U.S. Infantry, who were stationed in the area.  While the Americans ate breakfast, church bells in the town began to peal.  This was the signal for hundreds of Filipinos armed with machetes and bolos to attack the garrison.  Forty-eight U.S. soldiers, two-thirds of the garrison, were butchered, in what is called the Balangiga Massacre.  Of the Filipinos who attacked, as many as 150 were killed.

American troops began retaliating as soon as the next day by returning to Balangiga in force and burning the now abandoned village.  General Jacob H. Smith, however, sought to punish the entire civilian population of the Samar province.  Arriving in Samar himself toward the end of October, Smith charged Major Littleton Waller with responsibility for punishing the inhabitants of Samar.  Smith issued Waller oral instructions concerning his duties.  These were recounted as follows (see below) in Smith and Waller’s court martial proceedings the following year in 1902.  These proceedings, indeed attention to the entire matter of U.S. Army conduct in the Philippines, were driven by the appearance of an interview with General Smith in the Manila Times on November 4, 1901.  During this interview, Smith confirmed that these had truly been his orders to Major Waller.

“‘I want no prisoners. I wish you to kill and burn: the more you kill and burn, the better you will please me,’ and, further, that he wanted all persons killed who were capable of bearing arms and in actual hostilities against the United States, and did, in reply to a question by Major Waller asking for an age limit, designate the limit as ten years of age. … General Smith did give instructions to Major Waller to ‘kill and burn’ and ‘make Samar a howling wilderness,’ and he admits that he wanted everybody killed capable of bearing arms, and that he did specify all over ten years of age, as the Samar boys of that age were equally as dangerous as their elders.”

Smith carried out his mission by having U.S. troops concentrate the local population into camps and towns.  Areas outside of these camps and towns were designated “dead zones” in which those who were found would be considered insurgents and summarily executed.  Tens of thousands of people were herded into these concentration camps.  Disease was the biggest killer in the camps, although precisely how many lives were lost during Smith’s pacification operations is not known.  For his part, Major Waller reported that over eleven days between the end of October and the middle of November 1901 his men burned 255 dwellings and killed 39 people.  Other officers under Smith’s command reported similar figures.  Concerning the overall number of dead, one scholar estimates that 8,344 people perished between January and April 1902.

The Death Toll of American Occupation

The overall cost in human lives of American actions in the Philippines was horrific.  One scholar has concluded concerning the American occupation that

“In the fifteen years that followed the defeat of the Spanish in Manila Bay in 1898, more Filipinos were killed by U.S. forces than by the Spanish in 300 years of colonization. Over 1.5 million died out of a total population of 6 million.”

A detailed estimate of both civilian and American military dead is offered by historian John Gates, who sums up the subject as follows:

“Of some 125,000 Americans who fought in the Islands at one time or another, almost 4,000 died there.  Of the non-Muslim Filipino population, which numbered approximately 6,700,000, at least 34,000 lost their lives as a direct result of the war, and as many as 200,000 may have died as a result of the cholera epidemic at the war’s end. The U. S. Army’s death rate in the Philippine-American War (32/1000) was the equivalent of the nation having lost over 86,000 (of roughly 2,700,000 engaged) during the Vietnam war instead of approximately 58,000 who were lost in that conflict.  For the Filipinos, the loss of 34,000 lives was equivalent to the United States losing over a million people from a population of roughly 250 million, and if the cholera deaths are also attributed to the war, the equivalent death toll for the United States would be over 8,000,000.  This war about which one hears so little was not a minor skirmish.”

Yet another estimate states,

 “Philippine military deaths are estimated at 20,000 with 16,000 actually counted, while civilian deaths numbered between 250,000 and 1,000,000 Filipinos.  These numbers take into account those killed by war, malnutrition, and a cholera epidemic that raged during the war.”

“The comparative figures of killed and wounded — nearly five killed to one wounded if we take only the official returns — are absolutely convincing. When we examine them in detail and find the returns quoted of many killed and often no wounded, only one conclusion is possible.  In no war where the usages of civilized warfare have been respected has the number of killed approached the number of wounded more nearly than these figures. The rule is generally about five wounded to one killed.  What shall we say of a war where the proportions are reversed?

Investigating War Crimes: The U.S. Senate Investigating Committee

The United States Senate Investigating Committee on the Philippines was convened from January 31, 1902 after word of the Army’s Samar pacification campaign reached Washington via the Manila Times story of November 4, 1901.  Chaired by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, the committee heard testimony concerning crimes that had allegedly been committed by U.S. troops and officers in the Philippines.  The policies behind the U.S. occupation were also examined.

For six months officers and political figures involved in the Philippine adventure, both pro and anti-imperialists, testified as to the brutal nature of American anti-insurgent operations.  Although attempts were made to justify the amount of damage U.S. troops were doing, as well as the number of Filipino lives lost, the evidence provided by several individuals was damning.

Major Cornelius Gardener, for example, a West Point graduate and the U.S. Army’s Provincial Governor of the Tayabas province in the Philippines, submitted the following evidence via letter on April 10, 1902:

“Of late by reason of the conduct of the troops, such as the extensive burning of the barrios in trying to lay waste the country so that the insurgents cannot occupy it, the torturing of natives by so-called water cure and other methods, in order to obtain information, the harsh treatment of natives generally, and the failure of inexperienced, lately appointed Lieutenants commanding posts, to distinguish between those who are friendly and those unfriendly and to treat every native as if he were, whether or no, an insurrection at heart, this favourable sentiment above referred to is being fast destroyed and a deep hatred toward us engendered.

The course now being pursued in this province and in the Provinces of Batangas, Laguna, and Samar is in my opinion sowing the seeds for a perpetual revolution against us hereafter whenever a good opportunity offers. Under present conditions the political situation in this province is slowly retrograding, and the American sentiment is decreasing and we are daily making permanent enemies.”

The letters of American troops home to the U.S. were also introduced as evidence of war crimes.  In this case, a letter written in November 1900 by one Sergeant Riley described an interrogation torture procedure used on Filipino captives:

“Arriving at Igbaras at daylight, we found everything peaceful; but it shortly developed that we were really “treading on a volcano.” The Presidente (or chief), the priest, and another leading man were assembled, and put on the rack of inquiry. The presidente evaded some questions, and was soon bound and given the “water cure“. This was done by throwing him on his back beneath a tank of water and running a stream into his mouth, a man kneading his stomach meanwhile to prevent his drowning. The ordeal proved a tongue-loosener, and the crafty old fellow soon begged for mercy and made full confession. … The presidente was asked for more information, and had to take a second dose of “water cure” before he would divulge.”

Committee proceedings adjourned on June 28, 1902.  For two months after this the legal team presenting evidence for the committee compiled its report.  This report was released on August 29, 1902 under the title Secretary Root’s Record: “Marked Severities” in Philippine Warfare, An Analysis of the Law and Facts Bearing on the Action and Utterances of President Roosevelt and Secretary Root.  The report was a damning indictment of U.S. policy in the Philippines and the almost criminal conduct of the war by War Secretary Elihu Root, who multiple times had expressed support for the extreme measures implemented by the U.S. Army.

Altogether thirteen conclusions were drawn from the evidence, the most significant of which were:

  1. That the destruction of Filipino life during the war has been so frightful that it cannot be explained as the result of ordinary civilized warfare.
  2. That at the very outset of the war there was strong reason to believe that our troops were ordered by some officers to give no quarter, and that no investigation was had because it was reported by Lieut.-Colonel Crowder that the evidence “would implicate many others,” General Elwell Otis saying that the charge was “not very grievous under the circumstances.”
  3. That from that time on, as is shown by the reports of killed and wounded and by direct testimony, the practice continued.
  4. That the War Department has never made any earnest effort to investigate charges of this offence or to stop the practice.
  5. That from the beginning of the war the practice of burning native towns and villages and laying waste the country has continued.
  6. That the Secretary of War never made any attempt to check, or punish this method of war.
  7. That from a very early day torture has been employed systematically to obtain information.
  8. That no one has ever been seriously punished for this, and that since the first officers were reprimanded for hanging up prisoners no one has been punished at all until Major Glenn, in obedience to an imperative public sentiment, was tried for one of many offences, and received a farcical sentence.
  9. That the Secretary of War never made any attempt to stop this barbarous practice while the war was in progress.
  10. That the statements of Mr. Root’s, whether as to the origin of the war, its progress, or the methods by which it has been prosecuted, have been untrue.
  11. That Mr. Root has shown a desire not to investigate, and, on the other hand, to conceal the truth touching the war and to shield the guilty, and by censorship and otherwise has largely succeeded.
  12. That Mr. Root, then, is the real defendant in this case. The responsibility for what has disgraced the American name lies at his door. He is conspicuously the person to be investigated. The records of the War Department should be laid bare, that we may see what orders, what cablegrams, what reports, are there. His standard of humanity, his attitude toward witnesses, the position which he has taken, the statements which he has made,


November 1944: U.S. landing ship tanks are seen from above as they pour military equipment onto the shores of Leyte island, to support invading forces in the Philippines.

November 1944: U.S. landing ship tanks are seen from above as they pour military equipment onto the shores of Leyte island, to support invading forces in the Philippines.

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Pope Francis and the CERN – Earth Grid Ley Line*

Pope Francis and the CERN – Earth Grid Ley Line

This video report will use Pope Francis’s coming future visit to America, to expand on the recent Earth Grid Ley discussion, showing where Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and New York city are all located on Earth grid ley lines and that are all contained within a very special 5 sided area, surrounded by ley lines. It is this special area that warrants this video report and expanded ritual discussion.

What makes the new findings a bigger discovery than originally thought, is the observation, that by using the grid ley lines, a coded ritual coded pattern has been revealed, that coincides with Pope Francis and his USA visit, set for later in September of this year.

The coded findings contained within this Pope visit is an observation too far reaching to minimize in any way shape or form, and I am certain, that once considered for its possible deeper involvement and implications in the ongoing NWO manipulation of time, that seeks to create their one world govt and new world order, that many will agree with me.

I would emphasis for those that care to consider the more difficult aspects of this global conspiracy, that the design and layout of the Earth Grid Ley Lines, noted in this video Papal visit report, clearly resembles and is shaped, like the Hat that the Pope wears for his ceremonies. This resemblance to the Pope’s hat in the Earth Grid Ley line lay out and image is not a coincidence and the code that I will present in this latest finding, will prove this point for you to consider.

The dates of 09-21 through 09-24, and other known key dates are still being shown and broadcast, but along with it, other dates will help to show how important this span of days are to the NWO and to the Pope, who will be addressing the UN General Assembly on 09-24.

This is a deep and involved discussion shows us that the Pope’s visit was expected long ago in history and therefore; many elements of the Pope’s future visit are coded into areas that I will discuss.

Music: Sydney’s Skyline, by ALBIS, courtesy of You Tube Audio Library

Pope Francis Information:
Francis will be in Philadelphia for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, scheduled for Sept. 22-27.

Francis is set to arrive in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 22. He is expected to visit the White House, celebrate a private Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and
address a joint meeting of Congress.

Francis is scheduled to arrive in New York on Sept. 24. He will address the U.N. general assembly and visit Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York.

Francis arrives in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 26, for the Festival of Families. He will celebrate papal mass on Sunday Sept 27 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway outside the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Sept 27. Pope Departs


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An Important Message From Chief Arvol Looking Horse*

An Important Message From Chief Arvol Looking Horse*

By Chief Arvol Looking Horse on Saturday September 10th, 2016

A Call for United Prayer at Sacred Sites to Heal Mother Earth

“This article is directly related to an unfolding battle taking place right now, with Native Americans in North Dakota gathered together to protect their sacred sites from an impending oil pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Nation has been joined by thousands of people making this protest the largest gathering of Native Americans in over 100 years. The contentious oil pipeline is a 4 billion dollar project that would disrupt a sacred burial ground and threaten water supplies. Thousands of people from across the U.S. and Canada have set up camp on the site and the cause has brought over 60 tribes together, reuniting the Great Sioux Nation. Chief Arvol Looking Horse, a spiritual leader of the Sioux Nation, is involved in the protection action.”

I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call “Turtle Island.” My words seek to unite the global community through a message from our sacred ceremonies to unite spiritually, each in our own way.

We have been warned from ancient prophecies of these times we live in today, but have also been given a very important message about a solution to turn these terrible times.

To understand the depth of this message, you must recognize the importance of Sacred Sites and realize the interconnectedness of what is happening today, in reflection of the continued massacres that are occurring on other lands and our own Americas.

Since the Beginning of Time…

I have been learning about these important issues since the age of 12 when I received the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and its teachings. Our people have strived to protect Sacred Sites from the beginning of time. These places have been violated for centuries and have brought us to the predicament that we are in at the global level.

Look around you. Our Mother Earth is very ill from these violations, and we are on the brink of destroying the possibility of a healthy and nurturing survival for generations to come, our children’s children.

Our ancestors have been trying to protect our Sacred Site called the Sacred Black Hills in South Dakota (“Heart of Everything That Is”) from continued violations. Our ancestors never saw a satellite view of this site, but now that those pictures are available, we see that it is in the shape of a heart and, when fast-forwarded, it looks like a heart pumping.

The Balance of Life

The Diné have been protecting Big Mountain, calling it the liver of the earth. We are suffering, and going to suffer more, from the extraction of the coal there and the poisoning processes used in doing so.

The Aborigines have warned of the contaminating effects of global warming on the Coral Reefs, which they see as Mother Earth’s blood purifier.

The indigenous people of the rainforest say that the rainforests are the lungs of the planet and need protection.

The Gwich’in Nation in Alaska has had to face oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, also known to the Gwich’in as “Where life begins.”

The coastal plain is the birthplace of many life forms of the animal nations. The death of these animal nations will destroy indigenous nations in this territory.

As these destructive developments continue all over the world, we will witness many more extinct animal, plant, and human nations, because of mankind’s misuse of power and their lack of understanding of the “balance of life.”

The Indigenous people warn that these destructive developments will cause havoc globally. There are many, many more indigenous teachings and knowledge about Mother Earth’s Sacred Sites, her chakras, and connections to our spirit that will surely affect our future generations.

Respecting the Source of Life

There needs to be a fast move toward other forms of energy that are safe for all nations upon Mother Earth (read more here). We need to understand the types of minds that are continuing to destroy the spirit of our whole global community. Unless we do this, the powers of destruction will overwhelm us.

Our Ancestors foretold that water would someday be for sale. Back then this was hard to believe, since the water was so plentiful, so pure, and so full of energy, nutrition and spirit. Today we have to buy pure water, and even then the nutritional minerals have been taken out; it’s just empty liquid. Someday water will be like gold, too expensive to afford.

Not everyone will have the right to drink safe water. We fail to appreciate and honour our Sacred Sites, ripping out the minerals and gifts that lay underneath them as if Mother Earth were simply a resource, instead of the source of life itself.

Attacking nations and using more resources to carry out destruction in the name of peace is not the answer! We need to understand how all these decisions affect the global nation; we will not be immune to its repercussions. Allowing continual contamination of our food and land is affecting the way we think.

All in the Name of Power

A “disease of the mind” has affected world leaders and many members of our global community, with a belief that a solution of retaliation and destruction of peoples will bring peace.

In our prophecies, it is told that we are now at the crossroads: either we unite spiritually as a global nation, or we will be faced with chaos, disasters, diseases, and tears from our relatives’ eyes.

We are the only species that is destroying the source of life, meaning Mother Earth, in the name of power, mineral resources, and ownership of land. Using chemicals and methods of warfare that are doing irreversible damage, as Mother Earth is becoming tired and cannot sustain any more impacts of war.

I ask you to join me on this endeavour. Our vision is for the peoples of all continents, regardless of their beliefs in the Creator, to come together as one at their Sacred Sites to pray and meditate and commune with one another, thus promoting an energy shift to heal our Mother Earth and achieve a universal consciousness toward attaining Peace.

I ask you to join me on this endeavour


The Crucial Choice

As each day passes, I ask all nations to begin a global effort, and remember to give thanks for the sacred food that has been gifted to us by our Mother Earth, so the nutritional energy of medicine can be guided to heal our minds and spirits.

This new millennium will usher in an age of harmony or it will bring the end of life as we know it. Starvation, war, and toxic waste have been the hallmark of the great myth of progress and development that ruled the last millennium.

To us, as caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the responsibility of turning back the powers of destruction. You yourself are the one who must decide.

You alone – and only you – can make this crucial choice, to walk in honour or to dishonour your relatives. On your decision depends the fate of the entire World.

You Are Needed

Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind.

Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger?

Know that you yourself are essential to this world. Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this world. Did you think you were put here for something less? In a Sacred Hoop of Life, there is no beginning and no ending.


Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the author of White Buffalo Teachings. A tireless advocate of maintaining traditional spiritual practices, Chief Looking Horse is a member of Big Foot Riders, which memorializes the massacre of Big Foot’s band at Wounded Knee and the leader of an initiative to protect sacred sites


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Federal Government Halts Construction of Pipeline Project*

Federal Government Halts Construction of Pipeline Project*

By Alexa Erickson

The federal government has now stepped into the ongoing fight regarding the Dakota Access oil pipeline. On Friday, they ordered work to be temporarily stopped on one segment of the project in North Dakota, asking the Texas-based company in charge of building it to “voluntarily pause” action due to an American Indian tribe urging that the area holds sacred artefacts.

The Standing Rock Sioux, whose reservation sits near the Dakota Access pipeline’s route, filed a lawsuit claiming the pipeline disturbed places of cultural importance and could even contaminate potable water from the Missouri River. They claimed that the permits granted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in June violate “multiple federal statutes,” like the National Historic Preservation Act.

Here is a post from their Facebook Page:

“The federal court ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today but, in a stunning move, three federal agencies have blocked the pipeline at Lake Oahe pending a thorough review and reconsideration of the process. In a joint press release, the Department of Justice, Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior said that they will not allow the pipeline to be built on U.S. Army Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe. The agencies requested that Dakota Access voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of the lake. They also set the stage for a nationwide reform, establishing consultation with tribes regarding the need for meaningful tribal input for all pipeline projects in the future. This federal statement is a game changer for the Tribe and we are acting immediately on our legal options, including filing an appeal and a temporary injunction to force DAPL to stop construction. (source)

The fight has drawn thousands of Native Americans and activists to protest the project, making for intense media coverage. The government’s pause is a means for acknowledging complaints from the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribal nations, who voiced their concerns that they had not been fully heard prior to federal overseers approving a pipeline that the tribe urged would harm their water supplies and ancestral cultural sites.

The fight sparked outrage from the Justice Department and other agencies, who called for

“serious discussion on whether there should be nationwide reform with respect to considering tribes’ views on these types of infrastructure projects.”

The tribe referred to the federal order as “a game changer.”

The government’s announcement came mere minutes after a federal judge rejected efforts by the Standing Rock Sioux to halt construction on the North Dakota oil pipeline.

A joint statement from the Army and the Departments of Justice and the Interior, revealed that the pause would be applied to the pipeline’s path across a sliver of federal lands and under a dammed section of the Missouri River known as Lake Oahe. The lake is a water source for the Standing Rock Sioux.

 “Our voices have been heard,” said Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II.

“The Obama administration has asked tribes to the table to make sure that we have meaningful consultation on infrastructure projects. Native peoples have suffered generations of broken promises and today the federal government said that national reform is needed to better ensure that tribes have a voice on infrastructure projects like this pipeline.” The tribe revealed that they will still appeal the judge’s ruling.

We must stop the Dakota Access pipeline, once and for all.

There are ways you can take action, too. While many Americans are passively supporting the Standing Rock Sioux’s fight to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, there are many ways you can actively participate aside from posting on social media. Here are just a few:

  1. Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200, and leave a message stating your thoughts.
  2. Sign the petition to the White House to Stop DAPL via this link:…/stop-construction…
  3. Donate to support the Standing Rock Siouxvia this link:…/standing-rock-sioux-tribe…/
  4. Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List via this link:
  5. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414 and tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  6. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund via this link:
  7. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account via this link:
  8. Call the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that they reverse the permit via this link: (202) 761-5903


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