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4.03.2014

New Book: 'Against Our Better Judgement' by journalist Alison Weir


I can't wait to get into this review copy of the book by journalist Alison Weir titled 'Against Our Better Judgement.' I just received it in the mail.

Her research is always very thorough. She isn't afraid to tell it like it is related to the Zionist factor and Israel's misdeeds.

Alison is the founder of the human rights group If Americans Knew and president of  The Council for the National Interest sponsors of the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel Relationship recently held in Washington, D.C.

3.26.2014

HELP WANTED: Diligent, accurate, and competent transcriber.



HELP WANTED: Diligent, accurate, and competent transcriber with own equipment capable of quick turnaround of data. Must be extremely organized. The work will be very rewarding yet demanding. The frequency and delivery of MP3 files to transcribe will be fairly consistent. Candidate must submit to a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement. Familiarity with 'Dragon Naturally Speaking' software is a plus. Thank you. Serious inquiries only. E-mail TruthInstitute@gmail.com.

3.14.2014

'DISCLOSURE: Revealing the Truth about UFOs' [FinalCall.com] | #UFOCongress | #IUFOC


FOUNTAIN HILLS, Arizona - The visual accounts arrive daily. The discussions are endless. Although a vast majority of the American population believes they exist, not much information is forthcoming from the U.S. Government and military regarding the reality of what are commonly referred to as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).

The ranks of those pushing for official disclosure and an end to the high level secrecy which surrounds their existence is growing. What has for nearly seven decades been considered “Above Top Secret” is now being revealed by authors, investigative journalists, and former political and military officials who are writing books, articles and speaking out about what they have learned or experienced.

Muhammad with UFO researcher & journalist Jaime Maussan
Photo: Hakeen Khaaliq
Stephen Bassett, who leads the Paradigm Research Group (PRG) and spearheaded the 2013 Citizen Hearing on Disclosure which Min. Farrakhan attended, believes there has been a UFO cover-up for decades. The Government is so deeply buried in lies after nearly seven decades of high-level secrecy that it does not know how to dig itself out, said Mr. Basset.

“It is the skill of disinformation that the U.S. government has perfected,” said Mr. Bassett. “This is not just the most important subject facing governments and the military, but the entire planet Earth,” he added.   

Many organizations active in UFO research generate composite aircraft illustrations based on case files, some of which were displayed at the 2014 International UFO Congress. Research into drone, satellite and stealth aircraft technologies by defense contractors and the U.S. Government runs into the trillions of dollars. 

3.10.2014

[NEW BOOK] Now with modern equipment…‘The Teachings 2.0’ Volume One | A Review

The highest form of expression through social media on display with publication of new book
by Ashahed M. Muhammad

—BOOK REVIEW—

The “conventional wisdom” is that smartphones and social media applications such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are responsible for youth no longer reading books and a general lack of appreciation for long form journalism.
 
It may be tempting to reduce the perceived problem to such simplistic terms, however, looking at the number of youth reading and carrying around The Teachings 2.0—the new book containing selected tweets from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan—perhaps we should conduct a reappraisal of what appears to be “conventional wisdom.”

Many are aware of the legion of young Muslims within the Nation of Islam who have assembled what is known as the “Farrakhan Twitter Army.” The young men and women diligently spread key video clips and quotes from Minister Farrakhan’s historic paradigm-shifting lecture series “The Time and What Must Be Done, which aired during the entire year of 2013 and into the beginning of 2014.

Minister Farrakhan tweets regularly from his Twitter account answering questions from the over 224,000 that follow him. I feel a special connection to the Farrakhan Twitter Army having moderated the #AskFarrakhan Social Media Town Hall September 26, 2012—which really introduced the world to Minister Farrakhan’s presence within the social media landscape in a major way.

Some complain about the younger generation’s refusal to read and often criticize their methods of expression, but the realities on the ground are different for the Nation of Islam’s youth, and perhaps we are witnessing a positive shift in the reading habits of youth in general. I’ve seen more teenagers and “twenty-somethings” carrying this book around, posting quotes from it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter—and posting pictures of themselves reading it—than any book in recent memory.

Clearly, these youth still enjoy reading. Perhaps writers and publishers should pay more attention to the method of delivery, and content.

As it relates to the form factor, it is a little pocket-sized book, and because the content is comprised of tweets, it is a fast read. Minister Farrakhan answers the questions of those seeking information related to Nation of Islam doctrine while at the same time demolishing deliberately spread lies and misunderstandings related to misleading reports in the controlled media and posted by ill-intentioned miscreants of the Internet world.

-  Have questions about Dianetics, the possible benefits of auditing or the Nation of Islam's interaction with the Church of Scientology? Pages 10 and 64

-   Questions about the color of Prophet Muhammad? Page 6

-    Heard conflicting information about The Nation of Islam and Ramadan? Pages 7 and 76

-   Need information regarding Min. Farrakhan's controversy involving the Jewish community and his being prevented from speaking on college campuses across America? Pages 17 and 18

Quick micro-bursts of data slicing through the foggy swamp of disinformation. Just that quick you will have your answers. The Teachings 2.0 is an invaluable outreach tool whether in your neighborhoods, on campus, or as a student in the ministry because the book actually serves as a compilation of FAQs you are likely to encounter.
The Farrakhan Twitter Army uses their digital devices to challenge falsehood.  Lies that have stubbornly followed the Nation of Islam and Minister Farrakhan for decades are now being aggressively and effectively countered and the enemies of truth have definitely been placed on notice.

There is no index, which I think is actually good, because the data continuously flows giving you an idea of Minister Farrakhan’s stream of consciousness as he goes from one subject to another delivering timeless wisdom and wide-ranging guidance through his answers to the relevant questions of the day.

The Minister never reviews the questions in advance. Having been involved in many national and international interview situations with him, I bear witness that this is his preference, and what you are reading is the absolute truth!

Leaders and prominent personalities are often viewed by those who admire them as inaccessible. You will see that Minister Farrakhan—through social media—is interacting with people from across the globe who can directly present questions to him. There are many athletes and entertainers who answer questions on Twitter from the public every once in a while, but who promises to answer each and every query, and actually works to do it? Minister Farrakhan does.

When you finish reading the book, you’ll want to read more—and you’ll want more of The Minister’s clear answers. Not to worry! This is only Volume One! You can look forward to many more tweets from Minister Farrakhan as we move into the future, and an e-book format is reportedly in the works.

As for the youth, we should be proud of them and continue to encourage them. A debt of gratitude goes to the leader of the Farrakhan Twitter Army, Brother Jesse Muhammad, whose heartfelt introduction to the book is inspirational, motivational, and makes the book even that much more special.

Get it! Read it! Then, inform others of its existence. It is important for all to know the information Minister Farrakhan is disseminating through his digital armada.

[The Teachings 2.0: Twitter Sayings of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan - ISBN 978-1-929594-00-9, Publisher: The FCN Publishing Company, 192 Pages, Perfect bound. Order at http://tinyurl.com/knqloes]

3.07.2014

[NEW BOOK] 'Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare' by Gareth Porter

Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare

Author: Gareth Porter
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Just World Books (February 14, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935982338
ISBN-13: 978-1935982333


Product Description

For several years now, Israel and U.S. officials and much of the mainstream media have maintained a steady drumbeat of allegations and accusations that the government of Iran has been pursuing a secret, "military" adjunct to its (quite legal, and regularly inspected) civilian nuclear program. Numerous western officials and commentators have warned that there will be a time coming very soon, beyond which this alleged military nuclear program will be unstoppable. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials have warned that military action must be taken, if necessary, to prevent this from happening. Meantime, Washington has been leading a worldwide effort to impose punishing economic sanctions on Iran, in an effort to make it give up this alleged nuclear-weapons program.

But where is the evidence that this program even exists? Veteran investigative journalist Gareth Porter has been following this issue closely for over six years. In his book, Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, he will show how Israel and the George W. Bush administration successfully portrayed the various actions taken by Western nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as responses to a long history of Iranian covert work on militarization of its nuclear program. In reality, however, the United States had intervened aggressively as early as 1983 to prevent Iran from its open effort to pursue its legitimate right to peaceful nuclear power-- and it was that aggressive U.S. intervention that pushed Iran to resort to black market transactions in order to acquire the technology needed for its civilian nuclear power program.

At the center of the book will be the story of how documents alleged to have been stolen from an Iranian nuclear weapons research program became the primary driving force in building a consensus that Iran did have such a covert program. But it will detail the multiple indications that the documents were fraudulent, based on a series of contradictions between material in the documents themselves and well-established facts. Manufactured Crisis will reveal, on the basis of interviews with Iranian and former IAEA officials, how the IAEA has been manipulated to put out reports suggesting that Iran had such a covert weapons program-- based overwhelmingly on documents that originated in Israel. It will also document the fact that U.S. intelligence on the Iranian nuclear program has been systematically distorted by political hostility toward Iran as well as by the structure of CIA assessments on the subject.

Praise for Manufactured Crisis

Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare by Gareth Porter has received some well-deserved endorsements from public figures, as follows:

From JUAN COLE, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan:

Gareth Porter is among the last of that rare breed-- the independent investigative journalist who brings to bear long experience in foreign policy reporting with a keen and critical eye for K Street propaganda. He is essential.

From Hon. CHAS W. FREEMAN, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and author of America’s Misadventures in the Middle East:

Want to understand why a peaceful U.S. modus vivendi with Iran has been so elusive?  Read this exceptionally timely, gripping account of the Iranian nuclear program and the diplomacy surrounding it! Porter meticulously documents both Iranian misjudgments and American and Israeli diplomatic overreach based on willful self-deception and political, bureaucratic, and budget-motivated cherry-picking of intelligence to support unfounded preconceptions. He shows how these have combined to produce a steady escalation of both Iranian enrichment activities and Western sanctions. Manufactured Crisis is essential reading for anyone interested in the resolution by diplomacy of a confrontation that otherwise threatens a reprise of the delusional decision-making that led to the Iraq War of 2003–11 but with even more catastrophic consequences.

From GRAHAM E. FULLER, former vice-chair of the National Intelligence Council at CIA and author of A World Without Islam and Three Truths and a Lie (a memoir):

At a time of irrational hype and often irresponsible western journalism on the subject of a “nuclear Iran”—promoting heightened confrontation and even the possibility of war—this book provides disturbing and detailed insight into the manipulation—even invention—of “facts” marshaled to achieve dubious US and Israeli policy objectives. Gareth Porter, one of our most distinguished and dogged investigative journalists and historians, provides a striking and vital corrective on the geopolitically damaging course of our last decades of manufactured confrontations with an already prickly Iran.
From SHIREEN T. HUNTER, Georgetown University:

Those who regularly follow Iranian affairs and Iran's relations with the United States, always knew that Iran's nuclear dossier was closely linked with the broader problems of how to deal with Iran and what strategies to adopt towards the Islamic Republic. Now, Gareth Porter through extensive and meticulous research demonstrates these elaborate linkages. In understanding these linkages Iran watchers would be better able to predict the future trajectory of the Iran nuclear dossier.

From SEYMOUR M. HERSH, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist:


Gareth Porter has become a one-man truth squad for the American government and its acolytes in the mainstream press corps...His probing and digging is a reminder that those in power, and those who report on that power, must be held to the highest possible standard.

From OLIVER STONE and PETER KUZNICK, Co-authors The Untold History of the United States:


Manufactured Crisis is untold history at its finest! Gareth Porter systematically and masterfully debunks three decades of U.S. and allied lies and distortions about an Iranian nuclear weapons program that never really existed.


Table of Contents

Map of Iran
Diagram: Nuclear Power Cycle in Iran
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introduction

    1- The US Denial Policy and Its Consequences
    2- The Politics of Iran’s Nuclear Secrecy
    3- Iran’s Unknown Nuclear Politics
    4- US Political Origins of the Nuclear Scare
    5- Israeli Political Origins of the Nuclear Scare
    6- Choosing Regime Change Over Diplomacy
    7- The IAEA Comes Up Empty
    8- The Mystery of the Laptop Documents
    9- Intelligence Failure
    10- The Phantom Bomb Test Chamber of Parchin
    11- Phony War Crises

Epilogue
Dramatis Personae
Acknowledgments

About the Author

Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and historian who specialises in U.S. national security policy. He writes regularly for IPS and has also published investigative articles on Salon.com, the Nation, the American Prospect, Truthout and The Raw Story. His blogs have been published on Huffington Post, Firedoglake, Counterpunch and many other websites. Porter was Saigon bureau chief of Dispatch News Service International in 1971 and later reported on trips to Southeast Asia for The Guardian, Asian Wall Street Journal and Pacific News Service. He is the author of four books on the Vietnam War and the political system of Vietnam. Historian Andrew Bacevich called his latest book, ‘Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War’, published by University of California Press in 2005, "without a doubt, the most important contribution to the history of U.S. national security policy to appear in the past decade." He has taught Southeast Asian politics and international studies at American University, City College of New York and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Link For Further Reading:

*A Manufactured Crisis: http://www.lobelog.com/a-manufactured-crisis/

3.05.2014

[COMMERCIAL] The MGT & GCC Vanguard, the “warrior class” of the women of the Nation of Islam



You don't often see religious women (especially Muslims) portrayed in a flattering and modern light. It appears as if that may be changing. This is something to share, especially with those who have misunderstandings as it relates to the role of women in the Nation of Islam.

3.03.2014

The First National Summit to Reassess the U.S.—Israel 'Special Relationship' March 7th | Washington D.C.


U.S. financial, military, and diplomatic support for Israel has grown significantly and steadily throughout the past 60 years and now dwarfs annual American foreign assistance to all other nations. Research indicates the U.S.-Israel "special relationship" is a major factor in foreign hostility towards Americans. Some experts suggest that Israel has been central to U.S. wars in the Middle East.
However, the huge public backlash against Israel lobby-generated momentum for U.S. attacks on Syria and Iran indicates that Americans are concerned about the direction of U.S. foreign policy, how it is made, and those trying to make it. Despite such concerns, Congress has not examined the impact of Israel lobbying influence on overall U.S. national security and international standing since the 1960s.
The time has therefore come for an expert inquiry with broad American citizen participation.This historic summit will provide an in-depth, multifaceted inquiry into this critical subject matter. Panelists will include former military and diplomatic personnel, intelligence officers, scholars, economists, researchers and a variety of other subject-matter experts and authors often shut out of key discussions in public forums and news media outlets. Members of the public will be allowed to ask the key questions and network with other attendees.

This nonpartisan symposium will examine the impact of the U.S.-Israel relationship on Americans. Speakers and attendees will include military, diplomatic, intelligence, academic, governmental, research organization and economic experts, as well as former and current members of Congress.

Who Should Attend?

This event is open to the public and especially useful for educators, academics, policymakers and Capitol Hill staffers accustomed to receiving information exclusively from Israeli-linked think tanks and lobbies. Currently enrolled college or university students considering careers in diplomacy, federal agencies and elected office should apply for a free ticket. Members of the establishment and alternative press are also invited to attend and enjoy lunch. Members of Congress, staff, and Federal Agency employees may also apply for free entry and a lunch ticket!

For more info, visit http://natsummit.org/
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