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Americans have nothing to fear from by the US joining the ICC
At the May 14-17, 2009, meeting in Vouliagmeni, Greece, near Athens, Bilderberg (group) took a keen interest in persuading the United States to join the International Criminal Court, or ICC. The Washington-based American Society of International Law called on the U.S to embrace the ICC. These luminaries included former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and former Rep. Mickey Edwards.
Carl Bildt, Sweden’s minister for foreign affairs, “The order of magnitude [of world crises] are more challenging than we are used to. The world economic recession has already reversed strong annual growth rates in many developing [poor] nations and in some parts of Europe and has the potential to bring down governments. . . . ”
“We know we need to take action,” Bildt said of global warming. “The global crisis is now,” he said. “The necessity to take action on climate change is now.”
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner enthusiastically endorsed the plan for a World Treasury Department. He expressed “hope” that American and European leaders could “work together” to achieve such a “global solution” to the world economic meltdown. He said, “Ordinary Americans, small business owners and community banks who did the right thing and played by the rules are suffering from the actions of those who took on too much risk.”
NOTE: The source of this information (the link below) is pushing the fear card against a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. Maybe mult-inational corporations and super rich have too much power in our representative democracies, but that does not mean the UN is something to be feared. Yes we need to stop the sourcing of jobs to other countries with no unions. Yes, NAFTA has been a complete failure. Yes, we need to impose tariffs on products made in countries that to not enforce labor and environmental laws.
Genetically Modified Corn
The head of the German agriculture department has issued new guidelines that effectively ban a type of genetically modified corn, which has been made in a laboratory by scientists at biotech giant Monsanto. The variety of corn, called “MON 810”.
Germany is following in the footsteps of several other EU countries—Austria, Hungary, Greece, France and Luxembourg—which have already banned it in spite of threats of sanctions from globalist groups.
Critics of genetically modified foods have pointed to several studies, which indicate that foods modified in a laboratory at a genetic level can be hazardous to your health. One recent study in Europe has shown that GM corn fed to rats resulted in rampant infertility. Those that did reproduce suffered from low birth weights for offspring.
If Monsanto fails to overturn Germany’s ruling, the U.S. based corporation can appeal to the global trade body, the World Trade Organization, which Germany is a member of. This could result in penalties and trade sanctions being imposed on the country.
Was someone blocking telephone communications on 9/11?
In the Washington, DC, area, members of the public, emergency responders, and government officials experience serious communications problems. Telephone and cell phone services around the capital remain unavailable to members of the public for most of the day. [Verton, 2003, pp. 149]
Evidence now shows that in the Washington, DC area (and elsewhere), various means of communication--including cell phones, secure government phones, and military radios--were not working properly on September 11, thus creating a communications blackout.
Relatives of Pentagon workers found cellular and land lines jammed." The report added: "Cellular and landline telephone communications were virtually unreliable or inaccessible during the first few hours of the response." 
George Bush, Dick Cheney, and George Tenet all acted suspiciously on 9/11. At the time the attacks occurred, all three appeared to be victims of the communication paralysis.
It is possible that by sabotaging communications among members of the public, such as by jamming cell phone signals, the 9/11 perpetrators would have greater control over the flow of information from the scenes of the attacks. They would be better able to put out the official story, and get this well established in the public consciousness, before too much contradictory evidence leaked out.
A. B. "Buzzy" Krongard, the CIA's executive director at the time, instigated evacuation procedures that were followed by CIA employees in response to the 9/11 attacks a month later. Significantly, he equipped key CIA officials with tiny walkie-talkies, so they could still communicate if cell phones were not working. 
Was the CIA just lucky? Or had Krongard known something that the rest of us did not, that there would come a day in the near future when cell phones would not work?
Comment: This problem with communications on 9/11 doesn’t pass the smell test. It looks to me like disrupting telephone and radio communications was part of the real 9/11 story.
The following link and story talks about that Cheney was most likely in command of the 9/11 incident and not Bush and Cheney gave orders to shoot down planes. I think this story should have been more about all the talk about an order that was given to “shoot down” any aircraft not responding to orders to turn away vs. continuing in route to the Washington, DC. Why is this important? Because there were not even teeth found in the big hole in the ground in Pennsylvania.
Now the above story mentions the Cheney started working with advisors/lawyers after all the jets hit their targets.
According to an in-depth examination by the Washington Post, within hours of the 9/11 attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney begins working to secure additional powers for the White House.
The team begins drafting the document that will become the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF—see October 10, 2002) passed by Congress for the assault on Afghanistan. In the words of the group, the president is authorized “to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States.”
Comment: The following from the book BLACKWATER, tell us that a secret team had entered Afghanistan before 27 Sept 2001. Below you will read that Cofer Black is giving his secret special operation troops their rules of engagement during their deployment from the where ever they were located in a staging area Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, or some other country nearby Afghanistan. And the CIA followed on 27 Sept. even before the idiots in Congress gave the President the right to make war any nation on Earth for as long as he wants. ( AUMF—see October 10, 2002) When is Congress going to take way this authority or re-write this authorization making it more specific to a country with time limit after killing or arrresting terrorist therein?
In September 2001, Pres. Bush gave the green light to J. Cofer Black (the CIA officer in charge of the CIA's Counter-terror Center) to begin inserting special operations forces into Afghanistan. Before the core CIA team, JAWBREAKER, deployed on September 27, 2001, Black gave his men a direct order. "Gentlemen, I want to give you your marching orders, and I want to make them very clear. I have discussed this with the President, and he is in full agreement, " Black told covert CIA operative Gary Schroen (who must have been in this group of men). "I don't want bin Laden and his thugs captured, I want them dead... They must be killed..." Schoen said it was the first time in his thirty year career he had been ordered to assassinate an adversary rather than attempting a capture. (p. 268)
Comment: Cofer Black now later became employed by Blackwater and/or Graystone. This is a partern seen in the past, where the neo-con-men move operations they can't risk becoming public to-off-the book, corporate/civilian outfits.
NOTE: A nice way to say MURDER and to violate the law of land warfare - taking no prisoners.
The covert operation Black organized immediately after 9/11 relied heavily on private mercenaries. answering directly to him, rather than active-duty military forces. Black's men recruited about sixty former DELTA Force, ex-SEALs, and other special forces soldiers /CIA operatives as independent mercenaries of the initial mission, making up the majority of the first Americans into Afghanistan. (p. 270, Blackwater, The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.by Jeremy Scahill, 2007)
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