Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mick and Mairead Philpott :The Couple Mounted A McCann Style 'FUND' Begging For Donations Just Like The McCanns - Unlike The McCanns The Philpots Will Pay For Their Crime.

The parents of six children who died when their house was gutted by fire appeared in court this morning charged with their murder.
People in the public gallery shouted 'b******' and 'scum' as the charges were read to Mick and Mairead Philpott at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court, in Derby.
They face six counts of murder after prosecutors decided that pressing charges was ‘in the public interest’.
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People in the public gallery shouted 'b******' and 'scum' as the charges were read to Mick and Mairead Philpott at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates¿ Court, in Derby.
In court: People in the public gallery shouted 'b******' and 'scum' as the charges were read to Mick and Mairead Philpott (pictured in this court artist's drawing) at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court in Derby
Family tragedy: Mick Philpott and his wife Mairead are charged with murdering six of their children
Family tragedy: Mick Philpott and his wife Mairead are charged with murdering six of their children
This morning, more than 20 friends and members of the family turned up at court, including one man believed to be Mr Philpott's brother.
During the 10-minute hearing a man and woman had to be led away by officers after the woman started shouting at the defendants.
 

Mr Philpott wore a white tank top and folded his arms throughout, while his wife wore a white sleeveless dress. He appeared to mouth the word 'w*****' at his abusers as he was led from the court.
There was no application for bail and the couple were remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow.
Mick and Mairead Philpott
Mick and Mairead Philpott
Mick Philpott, left, wore a white tank top and kept his arms folded and his wife Mairead, right, wore a white dress to court this morning. They were remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow
Grief-stricken: Mick and Mairead Philpott, the parents of six children who died following a fire at their home in Derby, appeared at a news conference
Grief: Mick and Mairead Philpott cried at a news conference about the fire, which killed six of their children
Philpott family
The family in 2007, including five of the six children who died. Back row from left, Katrine and Kirk in Lisa Willis's arms, Yawery and Jayden in the arms of Mr Philpott, Jade, Jack and Jordan. Front row, from left, Shareen and Jesse with Mrs Philpott, Duwayne and John
The Philpotts were taken into custody on Tuesday morning – a fortnight after they broke down in tears at a press conference as officers described the incident which claimed the lives of their children.
Jade Philpott, ten, and brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, all died in the fire, while older brother Duwayne, 13, succumbed to his injuries in hospital three days later.
Sixth victim: Duwayne Philpott, 13, died in hospital after his life support machine was turned off
Sixth victim: Duwayne Philpott, 13, died in hospital after his life support machine was turned off
Their father had been hailed by neighbours as a hero for ‘valiant’ attempts to rescue his children.
After two days of questioning by police, the 55-year-old father and his wife, 31, were charged.
Officers had already established the blaze was deliberate, caused by petrol being ignited at the front of the family’s three-bedroom council house in Allenton, Derby.
The Crown Prosecution Service said: ‘The evidence was reviewed by a Crown Advocate from the CPS East Midlands Complex Casework Unit, who decided that there was sufficient evidence to charge and that it is in the public interest for a prosecution to take place.’
Derbyshire Police assistant chief constable Steve Cotterill, who has led the investigation, said he was hopeful that more people from the local community would now come forward with information about the fire.
‘We are determined to get to the truth of what happened and still want people to speak to us to tell us what they know about this tragedy.’
The parents were arrested together in Derby city centre at 10am on Tuesday. Yesterday, police were given an extra 12 hours to question them at separate stations.
Mr Cotterill had earlier urged members of the local community to put aside allegiances and come forward if they have any information about the fire.
‘I appreciate that it will be difficult for some people but they should put their trust in us,’ he said. ‘My appeal is do not wait any longer – come forward now.’
The children were killed in the early hours of May 11 after the fire funnelled up the stairs and smoke filled the rooms where they were sleeping.
Philpott, a father of 17 by five women, became known as ‘Shameless Mick’ in 2007 after demanding a larger house to share with his wife, his girlfriend Lisa Willis, and eight of his offspring.
Funerals for the children are being arranged, funded by more than £10,000 already raised by the local community.
Respect: Well-wishers have left hundreds of cards, flowers, teddy bears and candles after a candlelit vigil
Respect: Well-wishers have left hundreds of cards, flowers, teddy bears and candles after a candlelit vigil
Search for clues: Police prepare to lift the caravan on to a low-loader outside the burnt-out Philpott family home in Allenton, Derby
Search for clues: Police prepare to lift the caravan on to a low-loader outside the burnt-out Philpott family home in Allenton, Derby


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152254/Derby-deaths-Mick-Mairead-Philpott-charged-murdering-6-children.html#ixzz1wS4yBtxS

#LukaMagnotta : Man Hunt - Canadian animal abuser goes on to kill human(Graphic) Video below


Montreal Police:

http://www.spvm.qc.ca/en/documentation/3_1_4_persrecherchees.asp?norech=144


Luka Rocco Magnotta is wanted in connection with the 11th homicide
May 30, 2012
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Montreal,
May 30, 2012 - Investigators Major Crime Police of the City of Montreal
(SPVM) looking for a suspect in connection with the 11th homicide that
occurred on its territory. Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, and is wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant.
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Luka Rocco Magnotta is also known by the pseudonyms Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov. He is white, measuring 1.78 meters, weighs 61 kg, he has blue eyes and black hair.
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Recall
yesterday around 10 am 15, following a call from a citizen, police
officers present at the rear of an apartment building in the Place Lucy,
located in the Côte-des-Neiges. Agents make the discovery of human remains in a pile of garbage. The investigation was quickly transferred to the Major Crimes Section.
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Investigative leads led investigators to a home Decarie Boulevard, also in the Côte-des-Neiges, where they conducted a search. In addition, biologists Laboratory of Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine were asked to analyze some elements of the scene.

Meanwhile,
investigators are exploring the hypothesis that human remains found in
Montreal, are related to human foot sent to the office of the
Conservative Party of Canada in Ottawa yesterday and the package
intercepted by Canada Post that contained a human hand. Currently, concrete elements, enabling the police to believe that events are linked. However, before concluding beyond doubt that a link exists, investigators await the results of pathological expertise.
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Note that the SPVM works closely with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Ottawa Police on this issue.
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Anyone with information about that person or see Luka Rocco Magnotta should immediately contact 911.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=534_1338418641

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Video: The Truth And Lies Of 9/11

Michael Ruppert not only names Dick Cheney as the prime suspect in the mass murders of September 11 and states that not only was he a planner in the attacks, but also that on the day of the attacks he was running a completely separate Command, Control and Communications system which was superseding any orders being issued by the NMCC (the National Military Command Centre), or the White House ‘Situation Room’ …

http://thoughtmaybe.com/video/the-truth-and-lies-of-911




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Mike Ruppert a former LA Police Dept narcotics officer with a presentation at Portland State University.
Mike,who revealed CIA involvement in drug trafficking,reveals the real reason behind the attacks of 911.(2004)
This is a must see presentation,jam packed with information.
Mike`s website is www.copvcia.com.
A full list of further websites are detailed at the end of the film.

ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS FOR 911 TRUTH WEBSITE
http://www.ae911truth.org/

JOURNAL OF 911 STUDIES WEBSITEhttp://www.journalof911studies.com/

AE911Truth - Richard Humenn P.E.E. WTC Chief Electrical Design Engineerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMKReas0WNc



AE911Truth Kamal Obeid, C.E., S.E. Civil and Structural Engineer.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EuFqsyETKQ

AE911Truth Jerry Lobdall, C.E. Chemical Engineer Physicisthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0iVvwxjtrA

AE911Truth Casey Pfeiffer, S.E. Structural Engineer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWv_wVKA_7M

AE911Truth Robert Podolski, Physicist, Engineer.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP0ykcvOuno

AE911Truth Lynn Margulis, PhD, Scientist.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y56Z1zkmAPQ

AE911TRUTH Stephen Dusterwald S.E. STRUCTURAL ENGINEER.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VJy_-eL4C8

AE911Truth Tony Szamboti, M.E. - Mechanical Engineerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uyIS57GpO0

AE911Truth Stephen Barasch High-rise Architecthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M44Kyg3HVHI

AE911Truth - Scott Grainger,FPE - Fire Protection Engineer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHHJIg0vVyQ

AE911Truth - Les Young - High-rise Architecthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfoVpDPNXRE

AE911Truth Robert McCoy High-rise Architecthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcyFd63Ef_0

AE911Truth Kathy McGrade, B.S. Metallurgical Engineering. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zNHLg3j7sM

AE911Truth Ron Brookman, S E Structural Engineer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2T7yrq5SIw

AE911Truth David Topete, MSCE, S.E..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv1MvCmqimg

WTC Eyewitness " a bomb went off in the lobby first,then a plane hit"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCc9PuQA9b4&feature=watch_response

9/11 WTC Eyewitness heard explosion before WTC2 collapsed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSIT8zKVDmg

9/11 Eyewitness- "Flames exploded out the front of the World Trade Center" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VoFVl9RSpk&feature=related

911 Eyewitness Nina Pineda - "ground shook/booming sound". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b59rAkvjMfY
911 Eyewitness ABC7 Nina Pineda - "Firebombs And Explosions."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9zGcpyoDmg
9/11 Eyewitness Nina Pineda -"From that last explosion it is now again dark"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNym5VZ98KE

9/11 WTC Eyewitness - Philip Morellihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgyeDF37jUI

911 WTC EYEWITNESSES BASEMENT AND LOBBY EXPLOSIONS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAJa8eu-6_g

9/11 Eyewitness to molten metal David Long.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2VWhSVySeg

9/11 WTC Eyewitness Marlene Cruz describes basement explosionshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z51vqH6VZL4

9/11 WTC Eyewitness Joe Torres. WABC-NYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv-6eVrPd2w

9/11 : WTC Eyewitness heard "large boom" before the collapse of WTC2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo6WH8o6qmU

9/11 WTC - NYPD Cop "numerous secondary explosions" in WTC.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWq0HEBInLE

9/11 WTC CNN:"When The First Tower Collapsed It Was A Massive Explosion"Patty Sabgahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAcxfSExyJk

WTC Eyewitness " a bomb went off in the lobby first,then a plane hit" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCc9PuQA9b4

9/11 : FireFighters describe 3 Explosions After Plane Hit WTC.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Tb8gSGQ10

9/11 :WTC Eyewitness describes explosions ( see video description) NIST F.O.I.A. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArNQF-cONhA

Michael Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31 - Charged With The Murder Of Their Six Children.

The parents of six children who died in a house fire in Derby have been charged with their murder, police confirmed tonight.
Michael Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, will appear in court tomorrow accused of killing the children, who died after a blaze at a house in Victory Road, Allenton, Derby, on May 11.
Five of the children - four boys and a girl - died on the day of the fire. Their 13-year-old brother died the following day.
Family tragedy: Mick Philpott and his wife Mairead are charged with murdering six of their children
Family tragedy: Mick Philpott and his wife Mairead are charged with murdering six of their children
Philpott, 55, and his 31-year-old wife were arrested yesterday morning. Five days after the fire they appeared at a press conference where they cried as they thanked those who tried to save their children.
The couple are due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court in Derby tomorrow morning.
The charges were confirmed tonight by Derbyshire Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
A CPS spokesman said: 'The evidence was reviewed by a Crown Advocate from the CPS East Midlands Complex Casework Unit, who decided that there was sufficient evidence to charge and that it is in the public interest for a prosecution to take place.

'It is important to note that the defendants are entitled to a fair trial and nothing should be said or reported that would prejudice that right.'
The charges follow a recent appeal for information by Derbyshire Police.

 

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cotterill, the officer leading the investigation, said the charges should not be seen as the end of the inquiry.
He said: 'Following the appeal yesterday a number of people have come forward with more information but I want to stress that the two charges this evening should not be seen as the end of the investigation.
'We are determined to get to the truth of what happened and still want people to speak to us to tell us what they know about this tragedy.'
Grief-stricken: Mick and Mairead Philpott, the parents of six children who died following a fire at their home in Derby, appeared at a news conference
Grief: Mick and Mairead Philpott cried at a news conference about the fire, which killed six of their children
Philpott family
The family in 2007, including five of the six children who died. Back row from left, Katrine and Kirk in Lisa Willis's arms, Yawery and Jayden in the arms of Mr Philpott, Jade, Jack and Jordan. Front row, from left, Shareen and Jesse with Mrs Philpott, Duwayne and John
Earlier today, Mr Cotterill said: 'A number of people have come forward with additional information that has been extremely useful to the inquiry team.
'They have taken on board my promise that we will treat them sensitively and in confidence.
'It is now vital that other people do the right thing and talk to us if they know anything that would help us further.

 

'I appreciate that it will be difficult for some people but they should put their trust in us. My appeal is do not wait any longer - come forward now.'
Sixth victim: Duwayne Philpott, 13, died in hospital after his life support machine was turned off
Sixth victim: Duwayne Philpott, 13, died in hospital after his life support machine was turned off

The couple had broken down in tears at a press conference a fortnight ago as police officers described the attack that claimed the lives of their children.
Jade Philpott, ten, and brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, were all killed in the fire. Older brother Duwayne, 13, died of his injuries in hospital a few days later with his parents at his bedside.
Mr Philpott had been hailed by neighbours as a hero for ‘valiant’ attempts to rescue his children.
Police have established that the fire was deliberate, caused by someone pouring petrol through the letterbox of the family’s three-bedroom council house in Allenton, Derby, before igniting it with a match or a cigarette lighter.
After the parents were arrested yesterday, Mr Cotterill appealed for the local community to help officers work out why the fire was started.
He said: ‘In view of the arrests, I would urge anyone who may have been holding back, not felt comfortable to voice their concerns or not had the confidence, to do so now.
‘It may well be that you have a little bit of loyalty to family  or friends. I would ask you to  put that aside in memory of those six children.’
The caravan removed by police from outside the property last week is thought to have been used as extra accommodation at the family home, with Mr and Mrs Philpott often sleeping in it.
After the arrests yesterday, police increased their presence on the road where the family live. Tributes and gifts left outside the home were also removed.Mr Philpott, a father of 17 children by five women, became known as ‘Shameless Mick’ in 2007 after demanding a larger house for his family.
Respect: Well-wishers have left hundreds of cards, flowers, teddy bears and candles after a candlelit vigil
Respect: Well-wishers have left hundreds of cards, flowers, teddy bears and candles after a candlelit vigil
Search for clues: Police prepare to lift the caravan on to a low-loader outside the burnt-out Philpott family home in Allenton, Derby
Search for clues: Police prepare to lift the caravan on to a low-loader outside the burnt-out Philpott family home in Allenton, Derby


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152254/Derby-deaths-Mick-Mairead-Philpott-charged-murdering-6-children.html#ixzz1wOOATWRa

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Miami Cannibal Witness - Statement Analyzed

Police shot and killed a man who was killing another man, by eating his face.  The case has shocked the nation and has been headlined everywhere.  It has been reported that the assailant was high on "bath salts" during the crime. Here is a witness statement for anlaysis.

Anlytical Question:  Is it truthful?

Statement analysis is in bold type.

"I was a witness to this police shooting. I stopped a city of Miami Police officer and informed him that a homeless man was killing another person by biting and ripping his face to death. The police officer confronted the aggressor and he was like a rabid dog and confronted the officer. then the officer shot the person 4 times. This was an incredible horrific experience and will think about moving my family out of Miami. I lived my whole life in New York and never experienced something this crazy. It was something out of walking dead one person eating another person piece by piece."


Larry Vega's written statement. Here is the same statement with emphasis and analysis.

"I was a witness to this police shooting.

Always consider what someone says first as important, and may even be the reason for making the statement.  He begins by declaring himself a witness.  This was done to a media station and makes him a very important part of the statement.  We should be on alert that this statement is important to the subject, himself.  Instead of saying "I saw a man nearly killed" or "I saw a man attacked..." his focus is upon himself.  It may be his 15 minutes is beckoning him, but we still seek to learn whether or not his language appears to come from memory or not.

Note that his statement about what happened now begins with the pronoun "I" and the past tense verb, which is found in truthful accounts.  Note the word "this" indicates closeness (instead of "that").  This allows us to see that the topic is close to the subject, and his language should reflect this closeness.  For example, something close might show impact upon the subject.  The strong "I" continues with his own self being central:


 I stopped a city of Miami Police officer and informed him that a homeless man was killing another person by biting and ripping his face to death.

Now comes a change of focus.

The formula for reliability continues with the pronoun "I" and the past tense verb establishing commitment.
Note what each person is referred to for any possibe change. We highlight all names and pronouns used.  Since language doesn't change on its own, emotion is the number one influence over a change in language.

Police is "officer" and we will seek to learn if there is any change from "officer."

The perpetrator here is a "homeless man" who was killing a "person" and he gives the reason as to how:  "biting and ripping" his face to death.

Note "was killing" is not "killed."  He would not have known if the victim survived at this point.


The police officer confronted the aggressor and he was like a rabid dog and confronted the officer.

Here we have a change of language.  The "homeless man" is now called an "aggressor" indicating a change in language. 

Question for analyst:  Is there a change in reality in the context?

Answer:  Yes.  He is now an "aggressor", not a "man" and the subject tells us what caused the change of language:  "like a rabid dog" and he confronted the officer.  The "aggressor" is the one doing the confronting and the language is consistent.

this is an indication of veracity.

"Police officer" to "officer" is appropriate as it speaks to economy of words.  Once someone is introduced formally, the shortened is expected.  Miami Police Officer, to Police Officer, to Officer is appropriate.  Once "an officer" is introduced, he should become "the" officer.  There appeared to be a confrontation, one to the other, and in reverse.  Both confronted each other.


 then the officer shot the person 4 times.

The "officer" remains the same, but the "aggressor" is now a "person."

Question for analyst:  Is there any change in reality that justifies the change in language?

Answer:  Yes.  He is no longer a "rabid dog" being "aggressive" and "confronting" because he has been shot 4 times.  He is now a "person."  A "person" is not dangerous (in context) as an "aggressor" is dangerous, and so is a rabid dog.


This was an incredible horrific experience and will think about moving my family out of Miami.

Note the inclusion of emotions.  We have impact upon him (he wants to move) and this "horrific experience" is for the subject himself: 

The inclusion of emotions has been put into the statement after the event.  This is another indicator of veracity.

Note that there is no pronoun here:  "...and will think..." It does not sound like he is going to give serious thought to moving, but may be in the "drama" of the moment, and enjoying being interviewed by media.  This helps explain why he starts his statement of this horrific crime about himself instead of the crime, or the victim. 


I lived my whole life in New York and never experienced something this crazy.

"This" continues to be consistent with "closeness" or emotional impact upon the subject. For him, it is an "experience" being an eyewitness to a police shooting.  Again, the focus is upon himself, his emotions, his possible move, his family, and his former living in NY. 

It was something out of walking dead one person eating another person piece by piece."

Another change of language.  The rabid dog is now, again, a "person", but this is also justified by change of context:

he is talking about a movie or tv show; likely the AMC "Walking Dead" that has aired in the past year; "It was something out" is passive and the distancing language is because he is not at the crime scene, in his language, but is in front of a television, comparing the "horrific experience" to something on television.  Since he is out of reality, there is no "aggressor" to fear, but a "person" on television eating another "person"; there is no danger to the most important person in the statement:  the subject himself.

Analysis conclusion:   The subject himself is the center of this statement, and the most important person in the statement; not the vicitm and not the perpetrator.  He begins by introducing himself, not as a witness to a horrifc crime, but to a "police shooting" which may suggest that he would like to stretch his time in the spotlight as much as possible.  This is a witness to be concerned about, and I would not be surprised to hear him, eventually, stretch his account, perhaps even lengthening the story about his own past.  However, his profile is not the Analytical Question.  The question for the analyst:  is his statement of being an eye witness a reliable statement?

The subject spoke from memory until he disengaged about a television program. He established commitment with the pronoun "I", and past tense verbs, and the changes in language indicate a change in reality: 

This is a truthful statement.
http://seamusoriley.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/cannibal-witness-statement-analyzed.html

IMAGES That Are Alleged To Be Of The Victim . WARNING GRAPHIC

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#Extradition: #Assange Hearing : Livestream 9.15 - Supreme Court

Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

The Zimbabwe president, accused of ethnic cleansing and bankrupting his country, asked to champion tourism

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been asked by the UN to champion tourism. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA/Corbis
With a line-up that includes Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Ricky Martin, the UN's choice of ambassadors has been known to cause raised eyebrows or the odd smirk.

Seldom, however, has there been such anger, or questioning of the organisation's credibility, as that greeting the appointment of a new international envoy for tourism: Robert Mugabe.

Improbable as it seems, the Zimbabwean president, who is widely accused of ethnic cleansing, rigging elections, terrorising opposition, controlling media and presiding over a collapsed economy, has been endorsed as a champion of efforts to boost global holidaymaking.

Despite that fact Mugabe, 88, is under a travel ban, he has been honoured as a "leader for tourism" by the UN's World Tourism Organisation, along with his political ally, Zambian president Michael Sata, 75. The pair signed an agreement with UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai at their shared border at Victoria Falls on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe's state-owned Herald newspaper quoted Rifai urging tourists from around the world to visit : "I was told about the wonderful experience and the warm hospitality of this country … By coming here, it is recognition, an endorsement on the country that it is a safe destination."

The agreement will also see the two southern African countries co-host the UNWTO general assembly in August next year.

UNWTO said it had not appointed Mugabe to any formal position but acknowledged he would receive an open letter like other heads of state who have joined its leaders for tourism campaign.

The development has stunned human rights campaigners and political opponents, who regard Mugabe as a tyrant.

Kumbi Muchemwa, a spokesman for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), said: "I can't see any justification for the man being an 'ambassador'. An ambassador for what? The man has blood on his hands. Do they want tourists to see those bloody hands?"

Meanwhile, British MP Kate Hoey, chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Zimbabwe, said: "It is an absolute scandal – and an affront to the people of Zimbabwe, who didn't vote for Mugabe as their president but had him imposed because he used violence and the armed forces to hang onto power in defiance of the democratic will of the people of Zimbabwe.

"For a man who has destroyed his country's infrastructure and cynically engineered hunger to be an 'ambassador' for tourism is disgraceful – particularly as he has been personally responsible for the downward spiral of the economy and destroyed the hotel, travel and tourism industry in the process."

Mugabe and his allies are subject to EU and US sanctions preventing them from travelling to EU countries including Britain, although he does attend the UN general assembly in New York.

Muchemwa added: "Robert Mugabe is under international sanctions, so how do you have an international tourism ambassador who can't travel to other countries?

"The UN is losing credibility in this process. Does it think people should go to a country where the law is not obeyed? An MDC activist was murdered last Saturday. Zimbabwe is doing things which don't encourage the arrival of tourists."

There was also criticism from the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, an umbrella organisation of civil society groups. Dewa Mavhinga, its regional information and advocacy officer, said: "It boggles the mind how the UN could appoint Mugabe as an ambassador of any sort. I don't think he's an appropriate person.

"It sends the wrong message to Mugabe that he is now acceptable to the international community. This is the same guy who last week was bashing gays and lesbians, who he says are worse than dogs."

Zimbabwe is rich in tourism potential, boasting attractions such as Victoria Falls, the ruins of Great Zimbabwe and the Hwange wildlife game reserve, and one of the best climates in the world. Its official tourism branding entices with "a world of wonders".

The past decade has hit the industry hard, with the national airline going bust, but there have been recent signs of a gradual recovery.

John Makumbe, a politics professor at the University of Zimbabwe, said of Mugabe's accolade: "I think it's ridiculous because Zimbabwe is one of the countries least used by tourists.

"Tourism is at its lowest level because of the political and economic crises it's gone through. Tourists really wish Victoria Falls was in another country, like South Africa.

"Robert Mugabe will do more damage to international tourism than good. His image is in tatters, his country is an international pariah.

"It undermines the reputation of the UNWTO as being detached from the reality on the ground in terms of human rights violations and political instability."

But after visiting the country last week, the UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, urged western countries to lift their targeted sanctions, arguing that they are hurting the poor. She also called on Zimbabwe to pass reforms to avoid violence in the next election.

Mugabe's Zanu-PF party seized on his UN honour as evidence that opponents and media have exaggerated the country's problems. Spokesman Rugare Gumbo said: "There's no alternative but to accept the reality on the ground. We can theorise about sanctions but the reality is that the UN is in control of the situation. If you can't defeat them, join them: that is what we are witnessing."

He continued: "The situation on the ground in Zimbabwe is not as bad as portrayed. If we say this ourselves, you say it's propaganda.

"What do you expect from the MDC?

They are paid by the US and Europeans and they have nothing else to offer. They keep making noise but the reality on the ground is different."

UNWTO, which has headquarters in Madrid, insisted that it had not awarded Mugabe an official title. Sandra Carvao, its co-ordinator of communications, said: "Correct would be to say UNWTO has presented both presidents with an open letter which calls for them to support tourism as a means to foster sustainable development in their countries to the benefit of their people and consequently ask them to support the sector in this respect."

She added: "UNWTO does not have an ambassadors programme and the receiving of the UNWTO/WTTC [World Travel and Tourism Council] open letter implies no legal commitment or title attribution to the country or the head of state or government in question."


Source: The Guardian (recognized for It's Criminal War propaganda reporting against Syria)

#FBI Abu Zubaidah : From Hopeful Immigrant To FBI Informant.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Meet the brother of the first high-value detainee: he came to the US to pursue the American dream, spent two years in an immigration jail following the 9/11 attacks and was then recruited by the FBI to spy on Muslims....by Jason Leopold , Truthout


http://truth-out.org/news/item/9344-from-hopeful-immigrant-fbi-informant-the-other-abu-zubaidah

The Other Abu ZubaidahHesham Abu Zubaidah speaking to Truthout in November 2011 at his home in Florida. (Photo: Lance Page / Truthout)

#Obama's Gay Lover : Mother Of Obama's Murdered Gay Lover Speaks Up.

http://patdollard.com/2011/11/mother-of-obamas-murdered-gay-lover-speaks-up/

Obama’s relationship with Young was confirmed by Larry Sinclair, who claims to have had two sex-cocaine trysts with Obama.

There were two other openly gay men in Wright’s church: Larry Bland and Nate Spencer. In late 2007, as Obama began his ascent to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, in a span of 1½ months, all three men “conveniently” died:

Bland was murdered execution-style on November 17, 2007;

Young was murdered execution-style on December 24, 2007;

Spencer reportedly died of septicemia, pneumonia, and HIV on December 26, 2007. (Death certificates of Bland and Young, HERE.)

Now, Young’s elderly mother is speaking out about her suspicions that her son was murdered to protect Obama’s reputation and assure his political future as President.

MORE DETAILS BELOW, FROM HERE:
fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2010/07/25/mom-of-murdered-obama-gay-lover-speaks-upIn late May, Wash. DC-based investigative journalist Wayne Madsen had a bombshell revelation about Obama’s membership in a Chicago gay club, Man’s Country. Madsen also reported on Obama’s sexual relationships with other men, including named D.C. politicians and Donald Young, the openly-gay choir-director of the church in Chicago of which Obama was a member for some 20 years — Jeremy Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ black liberation theology. Obama’s relationship with Young was confirmed by Larry Sinclair, who claims to have had two sex-cocaine trysts with Obama.

Larry Bland

There were two other openly gay men in Wright’s church: Larry Bland and Nate Spencer. In late 2007, as Obama began his ascent to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, in a span of 1½ months, all three men “conveniently” died:

Bland was murdered execution-style on November 17, 2007;

Young was murdered execution-style on December 24, 2007;

Spencer reportedly died of septicemia, pneumonia, and HIV on December 26, 2007. (Death certificates of Bland and Young, HERE.)

Nate Spencer (r)

Now, Young’s elderly mother is speaking out about her suspicions that her son was murdered to protect Obama’s reputation and assure his political future as President.
~Eowyn

White House ramps up damage control over Obama Chicago gay history

An exclusive Wayne Madsen Report – July 19, 2010

The story about President Barack Obama’s bi-sexual past will not go away.

Now, in an exclusive interview with The Globe, Norma Jean Young, the 76-year old mother of the late Trinity United Church of Christ choir director Donald Young, has spoken out and declared that persons trying to protect Obama murdered her son at the height of the 2007 Democratic presidential primary to protect Obama from embarrassing revelations about his homosexual relationship with her son. Donald Young’s bullet-ridden body was found in his Chicago apartment on December 23, 2007, in what appeared to be an assassination-style slaying.

Norma Jean Young revealed to The Globe that her son Donald, who was openly gay, was a “close friend” of Obama. Mrs. Young also believes the Chicago Police Department has not placed a high priority on finding the killers of her son. Mrs. Young, who is, herself a former employee of the Chicago Police Department, told The Globe that, “There is more to the story,” adding, “I do believe they are shielding somebody or protecting someone.”

The Globe’s revelations are consistent with information obtained by WMR during a May investigation conducted in Chicago. On May 24, WMR reported:“President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city.” The report added, “WMR spoke to several well-placed sources in Chicago who reported that Jeremiah Wright, the pastor of Obama’s former church of 20 years, Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) on Chicago’s south side, ran what was essentially a matchmaking service for gay married black professional members of the church, including lawyers and businessmen, particularly those with children. The matchmaking club was called the ‘Down Low Club’ but references to it over the phone and email simply referred to the group with the code phrase ‘DLC.’ The ruse, according to our sources, was to make anyone who was eavesdropping on the communications [FBI wiretaps in the Rod Blagojevich case likely contain such references] believe that the references were to the Democratic Leadership Council, also known as the DLC . . .

 Among the members of the gay ‘DLC’ were Obama and TUCC’s choir director, Donald Young, an openly gay man who reportedly had a sexual relationship with Obama. Two other gay members of the church were Larry Bland and Nate Spencer. Young and Bland were brutally murdered, execution style, in late 2007. Bland was murdered on November 17, 2007 and Young on December 24, 2007. The latter was killed by multiple gunshot wounds. Spencer reportedly died on December 26, 2007, official cause of death: ‘septicemia, pneumonia, and HIV.’”

Larry Sinclair, the gay man who claimed to have had two sexual encounters with Obama in Chicago in 1999, wrote a book, “Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder,” in which he states that Obama was linked to Young’s murder. Sinclair wrote that he was in contact with Young shortly before his murder and Young revealed his relationship with Obama. At the time of his revelations about Obama at a National Press Club news conference, WMR doubted the veracity of Sinclair’s story due to the absence of corroborating evidence coupled with a bizarre news conference. However, since that time, WMR has received corroboration from a number of sources in a number of locations, including Chicago, Alabama, Georgia, and Washington, DC. WMR has received information that various competing camps, including the Hillary Clinton and John McCain campaigns, attempted to co-opt Sinclair and his revelations for their own political purposes. Sinclair, it should be noted, has not deviated from his original story or charges against Obama.

On June 19, 2008, WMR reported: “WhiteHouse.com held a news conference following Sinclair’s at which a video of Sinclair’s polygraph was to be shown. After experiencing technical difficulties with the video presentation, Parisi abruptly canceled the news conference and took no questions.” The aborted news conference was as bizarre as Sinclair’s. Sinclair was arrested by Washington, DC police following his news conference based on a warrant from Delaware issued by Vice President candidate Joseph Biden’s son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. The Delaware charges against Sinclair were later dropped.

Sinclair’s book is now the subject of a defamation lawsuit [Daniel Parisi, et al v. Lawrence W. Sinclair a/k/a "Larry Sinclair," et al] brought by Dan Parisi, the proprietor of the website, Whitehouse.com, who is mentioned in Sinclair’s book with regard to his involvement in polygraphs administered to Sinclair after he made his allegations against Obama public during the 2008 presidential campaign. The lawsuit is being handled by the politically powerful Patton & Boggs law firm, the same firm that represented George W. Bush’s top political adviser Karl Rove in the Valerie Plame Wilson/CIA leak, and has been filed against Sinclair, his publishing company, and distributors, including Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Sinclair is currently a resident of Florida.

The lawsuit against Sinclair has been assigned to Judge Richard Leon, the Republican deputy chief minority counsel on the House Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran, aka, the Iran-contra scandal. From 1988 to 1989, he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and from 1992 to 1993 was the Republican chief minority counsel on the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s October Surprise Task Force investigating the 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign’s secret dealings with Iran to ensure the defeat of President Jimmy Carter. Leon Leon was nominated for the federal bench by President George W. Bush on September 10, 2001. Leon’s involvement in so many high-level cover-ups of White House misconduct makes him an illogical choice to hear a case involving serious allegations against President Obama.

Note: Blagojevich’s defense in his federal corruption trial is slated to begin today in Chicago. Judge James Zagel has denied the defense’s request for all the government’s wiretaps to be played. The tapes, as previously reported by WMR, contain some earthy references to Obama’s and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s homosexual habits.

Sinclair has told WMR that he believes the Obama White House is trying to have his book withdrawn from circulation to avoid any further embarrassments about Obama’s homosexual past and the possible involvement of his top lieutenants in Young’s murder. The Globe reported in May 2008 that a top Chicago private detective said he believed Young was “rubbed out” because of his relationship with Obama. Sinclair has echoed the private eye’s beliefs about Young and Obama. The Globe reports that before his death, Young was planning to flee to Africa to teach.

The information was provided to The Globe by Young’s mother, who also now fears for her life and plans to leave her Peoria, Illinois home for a secret location. Mrs. Young said the Chicago police have warned her that her life is in danger.
 
 
 

Child Killer:Mick Philpott On The Jeremy Kyle Show - Philpott Who It Would Appear Fancied Himself As A Bit Of A Celeb.

Child Killers:Mick Philpott's family will donate their son Duwayne's organs to save other youngsters after losing six of his own children in a Derby house fire



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Mick Philpott's family will donate their son Duwayne's organs to save other youngsters after losing six of his own children in a Derby house fire. Report by Adam Sich. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

I have asked Peter at Statement Analysis to follow up on this case.

#Italy: Deadly Earthquake Caught On Camera. Authorities Reporting 15 Dead.



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Child Killers: Mick And Mairead Philpott - We All Knew It But Were Afraid To State The Obvious.

The father and mother of six children killed in a house fire were this morning arrested on suspicion of their murder.
In a dramatic development, Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, are in custody being questioned by detectives about the horrific blaze.
Just two weeks ago the couple, both from Derby, wept uncontrollably at an emotional press conference as officers described how petrol had been poured through the family’s letterbox and set alight.
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Philpott family
The family in 2007, including five of the six children who died. Back row from left, Katrine and Kirk in Lisa Willis's arms, Yawery and Jayden in the arms of Mr Philpott, Jade, Jack and Jordan. Front row, from left, Shareen and Jesse with Mrs Philpott, Duwayne and John

Grief-stricken: Mick and Mairead Philpott, the parents of six children who died following a fire at their home in Derby, appeared at a news conference
Grief-stricken: Mick and Mairead Philpott, the parents of six children who died following a fire at their home in Derby, appeared at a news conference
Jade Philpott, ten, and brothers John, nine, Jack, seven, Jessie, six, and Jayden, five, all perished as flames and smoke engulfed their council house in Allenton, Derby.

 

Their 13-year-old brother Duwayne died of his injuries in hospital several days later with his parents at his bedside.
Sixth victim: Duwayne Philpott, 13, died in hospital after his life support machine was turned off
Sixth victim: Duwayne Philpott, 13, died in hospital after his life support machine was turned off
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cotterill said today: ‘I suspect there may still be people with crucial information who have not yet come forward to speak to us.
‘In view of the arrests, I would urge anyone who may have been holding back, not felt comfortable to voice their concerns or not had the confidence, to do so now.
'They have my personal reassurance that we will deal with their information sensitively.
‘We still need information to help us in this inquiry.
'The latest arrests are just one step further in the investigation.
'It is absolutely vital that if you know anything you think could help us, come forward now, do not wait any longer.
'It is important that we find justice for these six young children.’
Mr Cotterill stressed that the investigation is still ongoing and will be a lengthy process.
He added: ‘Although the fire happened more than two weeks ago, this is a complex inquiry and it will take time for us to piece together the events from that tragic evening.
‘I know this case has deeply affected the local community and residents want answers as to what happened and why.
'But I would ask them to be patient and to continue to show the excellent support they have given us to date. Our investigations are detailed and painstaking and they will take time.’
Just over a week ago, police removed a minibus and caravan - thought to have been used as extra accommodation at the family home, with Mr and Mrs Philpott often sleeping in it - from outside the house.
Respect: Well-wishers have left hundreds of cards, flowers, teddy bears and candles after a candlelit vigil
Respect: Well-wishers have left hundreds of cards, flowers, teddy bears and candles after a candlelit vigil
Four days after the tragic fire, the couple made an emotional appeal and spoke of their devastation.
The former baker thanked neighbours and the emergency services for their efforts in trying to save his children, who were found in their beds.
Mr Philpott said: ‘I want to thank my three eldest children because they have helped us cope. And then there’s a young lad who tried to get in the house the same as myself.
‘Then of course there is the four firemen, the police, the ambulances, the doctors and nurses – everybody who tried to help save our children.
‘We can’t express our gratitude enough. It’s not just us that have suffered, it’s them as well – it’s everybody.’
At the time the nation's heart went out to the family for their devastating loss.
Search for clues: Police prepare to lift the caravan on to a low-loader outside the burnt-out Philpott family home in Allenton, Derby
Search for clues: Police prepare to lift the caravan on to a low-loader outside the burnt-out Philpott family home in Allenton, Derby
But suspicion soon arose that someone had a grudge against Mr Philpott's 'celebrity status' as a father of 17 children by five women.
Mr Philpott first hit the headlines in 2006, when it emerged he was sharing the blaze address with his wife, mistress Lisa Willis, now 28, and his ten children by both women - and had made both women pregnant.
He had become known as ‘Shameless Mick’ in 2007 after appearing on the Jeremy Kyle television programme to demand a larger house to share with his wife, his girlfriend Lisa, and eight of his offspring.
Miss Willis and her five children by Mr Philpott moved out of the house earlier this year after their relationship ran into difficulties.
She was initially arrested on suspicion of murder, along with her brother-in-law, Ian Cousins, 38, but both were later released without charge.
Police have again increased their presence on Victory Road. 
The mobile police station will return to the area and there will be extra patrols.  Forensic examinations are continuing at the house.
Tributes and gifts have been taken from outside the house and placed in nearby St George’s church because of the likelihood of rain.


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#Moscow:#USA #McFaul sent by the U.S. to foment revolution. ?

The Foreign Ministry assailed U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul for comments he made to students last week, saying they were "utterly shocked" and that his remarks went "far beyond the bounds of diplomatic etiquette."

"[The] Ambassador's job, as we understand it, is to improve bilateral ties, not to spread blatant falsehoods through the media," the Foreign Ministry said on its English-language Twitter account late Monday.

In a statement on its site, the ministry said the remarks McFaul made to students at the Higher School of Economics represent a "deliberate distortion" of a number of key issues, notably the U.S. military airbase in Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The ministry said it took issue in particular with McFaul's remarks that Russia "bribed" the Kyrgyzstan government to close the base, which the U.S. has used since late 2001 to support military operations in nearby Afghanistan.

McFaul reacted to the ministry's statements on his Twitter account, saying his talk "highlighted over 20 positive results of the 'reset' that our governments worked together to achieve," he wrote. McFaul is credited at the main architect of the reset policy, which has seen an improvement in relations since a low after Russia's 2008 war with Georgia.

McFaul, who in contrast with previous ambassadors has had a career focused in academia, also said he was "still learning the craft of speaking more diplomatically."

Questions about Kremlin-funded English-language channel Russia Today flared up as well.
"It is difficult to understand why such a supporter of freedom of speech as McFaul decided to cast a shadow on the highly professional activity of Russia Today in the U.S. It would seem that he should be pleased with the appearance of additional sources of information for American citizens," the ministry said in the statement.

McFaul denied he opposed the channel, pointing to comments in Twitter days earlier in which he expressed support for the channel.

"Glad RT is on is U.S. Hope Russians have same attitude about U.S. activities here. We should all be for open societies," he wrote.

But this was not the first time tensions have risen with the channel. McFaul previously called out Russia Today for an op-ed in which an analyst claimed that the U.S. paid for prominent opposition activist Alexei Navalny to attend Yale, writing to Russia Today's editor in Twitter and calling it a "lie."

The statements by the ministry mirror the highly critical coverage of the ambassador by Russian media since his arrival in January.

State-run television has repeatedly alleged that McFaul, an expert on democracy promotion and the author of several books about Russian democracy, was sent by the U.S. to foment revolution.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/foreign-ministry-blasts-us-ambassador/459480.html