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Obama in trouble – with al Qaeda

Read and see the video for yourself:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7737710.stm

Guess anyone could expect this – most of America sees Barack Obama’s mixed heritage as a good thing. Inbreds see it as betrayal. They would.

But how many Americans don’t have mixed heritage? I do. Do you?

One thing I must disagree with Barack Obama about is expanding into Afghanistan, a country that has always fascinated me. It’s the same way I felt about invading Iraq. They don’t want ‘us mutts’ on their holy sand and we should respect their deep religious convictions (those who have them.)

Then there are the extremists who have used and use it against us, yet the natural response that anyone would have is to fight invaders. Duh. Is this rocket science?

Or imperial dreams of world control in action putting us in harm’s way?

Written by Jude Cowell

November 19, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Juan Cole on phoney bin Laden hunt

George's book is upside down

George with book upside down 9.11.01

US Bin-Ladin Hunt Phoney

By Juan Cole

The USG Open Source Center
translates an article from the Persian Afghan press alleging that French troops
were at one point close to capturing Usamah Bin Ladin in Afghanistan, but that
American forces stopped them from doing so. – The argument is that the Bush
administration needed Bin Ladin to be at large in order to justify its military
expansionism.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21256.htm

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More -isms of the Pluto-Chiron variety…militarism, expansionism, then there’s imperialism, and…Zionism.

Photo: G. W. Bush on the morning of 9.11.01 holding ‘My Pet Goat’ upside down (is book choice a shout-out to the Goat of Mendes? or a mere coincidence? But wait! Goats climb mountains, bin Laden escaped to the mountains…is Dubya tryin’ to artfully tell us something? Nah.)

Bush-Cheney spoil for war with Russia: does Hitler smile?

Seventy-five years between them and the propaganda machine keeps spinning on…

“The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to
revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve
and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It
regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the
family as the basis of national life.” 

-Adolph Hitler, My New World Order, Proclamation to the German Nation at Berlin  February 1, 1933

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“I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can’t explain it, but I
sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen… I know
it won’t be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it.”

-George W. Bush commenting to Texas evangelist James Robinson in the run-up to his
presidential campaign

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“And I just — I cannot speak strongly enough about how we must collectively
get after those who kill in the name of — in the name of some kind of false
religion.”

George W. Bush during a press appearance with King Abdullah of Jordan, Aug 1, 2002

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Belated note to George: that was Falwell whispering in your hairy ear, not God. And in the other ear? Whichever rabbi you were favoring at the time…even so I like Bush’s advice from Aug 1, 2002, for if the collective would ‘get after’ the brigands behind the curtain, he’d be one of the ones put away where he couldn’t harm more innocents.

Swords and torches!

The GOP is making as much hay as possible saying that Barack Obama has a messiah complex, and it’s true that a very large ego is required to run for president. Yet in the Battle of Messiah Complexes, I think Bush and his quixotic, oddly directed ‘God-inspired’ compulsion to bomb the Holy Land to smithereens, would win hooves down.

That Bush-Cheney and friends have made billions from their oily adventures is a clue to the coup by the military industrial complex’s…er…messiah complex.

You know, a good bit has been made of what’s called ‘Hitler’s trigger degree’ and rightly so for his natal *Sun in the ’30Aries’ – ‘1Tau’ degree area often seems to turn up in violent horoscopes especially at times when seizing power is on someone’s agenda.

And ‘1 Tau’ is the Illumination Point (opposite/unconscious/shadow degree) of the natal Sun in the Oct 24, 1993 New World Order horoscope.

And I know you noticed from whence Hitler’s above quote spewed…in the works for decades!

Now here’s the symbol for ’30Ari’ from Adriano Carelli’s interesting book ‘The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac’ published in 1982 (third printing, AFA):

“A virago leading by the bridle a horse entirely covered with iron plate.”

Iron Cross? Iron Curtain? Trojan Horse? 9/11? Hello?

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Read Paul Craig Roberts’ article, ‘War With Russia Is On the Agenda’ here:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20626.htm

More of same with John McCain. Trying to save yo mama with Barack Obama.

The world domination path is set and no detours will be allowed – not in the 60s and not at this late date for they’ve worked so hard and pilfered so much to give up their iron fist now.

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* Adolph Hitler Apr 20, 1889 (NS) 6:30 pm Braunau am Inn, Austria; Moon ‘7Cap’, also from Carelli:

‘The Sphinx’: (a degree) “-worthy of Daedalus, and drives to their utmost defects of puzzling and selfish secretiveness.

{Charubel gives ‘the labyrinth’ as a symbol for this degree…the whole of the sign Capricorn is in fact a labyrinth; will the native be its maker or its victim? Or, like Daedalus, both at the same time? A Sphinx: is the riddle in the native’s self, or waylaying him at a bend in the road he is to travel? And will the riddle be of a material, intellectual, or spiritual nature?

Will there be political or feminine intrigue?

The Sphinx would rather not be asked questions. She is to ask them herself.

(Should the native be a man) and he is involved in political intrigue, there is sure to be a woman somewhere. The native may fly high or land in jail, may be exiled or die a tragic death. It is the end that counts.

But the man is not by all means to be an Oedipus, nor is the woman, whether a winner or loser, to be a sphinx. The riddle may belong to the world of science, and the sphinx watch the secrets of the physical world or the threshold of the world beyond.”

(Carelli adds his usual that the whole of the horoscope gives background and meaning.)

Now you may know that i related this, in part, to the attacks of 9/11/01, for after a mrning of studying charts I took a break at 1:00 pm edt and asked a Tarot question: who is responsible?

A: Ask the Sphinx.

But the Sphinx doesn’t like to be asked questions! The ‘sphinx’ is often used to describe someone who is mum.

Science?

Mmm-hmm…bombs planted within towers? How high the degree to melt steel? NORAD put on pretend stand-by games by Dick Cheney? 

Many such questions have resulted from that sad day in 2001 and the riddle, like Capricorn’s labyrinth, rankles still from actions taken and not taken under the Geminian duplicities of a void-of-course Moon.

Chalmers Johnson on the Military Industrial Complex

When I can read it without feeling as if my brain will explode, I pick up my copy of Chalmers Johnson’s ‘The Sorrows of Empire’ and delve into US imperialism.

A glance at the book’s cover reveals a line from a Los Angeles Times review which states that the book is, “Impressive…A powerful indictment of US military and foreign policy” and the subtitle is: ‘Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic.’

You may know Mr. Johnson as the author of another best-seller, ‘Blowback’ – another way of saying that nations, too, reap what they sow.

Open ‘The Sorrows of Empire’ and you find a Prologue which begins with the words of George W. Bush, “Our nation is the greatest force for good in history.” (August 31, 2002)

Chalmers states from the start that most Americans are ignorant of the fact, due to govenmental secrecy, that the US “garrisons the globe” and he goes on from there with an amazingly well-researched argument meant to wake us up to what’s going on – the soldiers, spies, technicians, teachers, dependents, and civilian contractors that make up our imperial empire. (Is that redundant? Aren’t all empires imperial?)

Therefore I read with interest the following article by Mr. Johnson who has been banging the wake-up gong for years now on behalf of our changing nation and you may wish to read it, too:

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The Military-Industrial Complex

It’s Much Later Than You Think

By Chalmers Johnson

Successive administrations and Congresses have made no effort to alter the CIA’s
role as the president’s private army, even as we have increased its incompetence
by turning over many of its functions to the private sector. We have thereby heightened
the risks of war by accident, or by presidential whim.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20370.htm

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Ah, yes – imperialism – one of those Pluto/Chiron -isms I keep harping on (like, terroism)…especially in, but not limited to, this post on Cheney’s Secondary Progressed chart (physical plane) set for Sept 11, 2001 – with his Sec Pluto/Chiron midpoint precisely at the Aspiration Point of his chart.

Even in black and white, it’s difficult to believe until you see it with your own peepers:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2006/04/cheney-and-911.html

And be sure to read the midpoint pictures I wrote out for you in the chart’s center.

Midas: 8 Gemini

These days gold-hoarding Midas hangs out around 8 Gemini so I’m looking at Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbol book, ‘An Astrological Mandala’ for details on our “Second Gilded Age” of Robber Baron Midasses, the obscenely wealthy class which has imposed upon those underneath them on the golden ladder of life the income inequality in America which now widens to Soup Line dimensions.

PBS’s ‘Bill Moyers’ Journal’ yesterday addressed these issues and called it an idee fixe  which the power elite cling to so tightly (tightwads) concerning the ‘free’ market system which they can’t seem to think their way out of.

Why should they when their amassing of wealth stokes a rosy illusion of liberation from the collective masses–a heady motive for imagining themselves above the rabble!

Wasn’t it Einstein who said you can’t think your way out of a problem with the same thinking that created the problem? But these greedy, power hungry culprits don’t want a way out and they prefer the rest of us simmering in the cauldron, thanks. And dissolving of boundaries–economic, national, social–is part of their much-touted one-world government intrigues where their dreams of world domination thrive.

Barack Obama’s mentions of America’s ongoing class warfare don’t make it happen–the power elite do, then they cringe when someone points it out! As well they should. For glorified ‘brethren’ they sure don’t care at all for their fellow man.

Yet Some People the world over are trying to better their positions bwo labor unions…

‘ “8Gem”…”Aroused Strikers Surround A Factory”…keynote: The disruptive power of the ambitious mind upon the organic wholeness of human relationship.

The first stage dealt with oil (‘6Gem’: “Workmen Drilling for Oil”…keynote: The avidity for knowledge which ensures wealth and power…AMBITION.) Now we see in this new symbol a pictorial indication of what the use of this intellect-generated energy inevitably leads to: industrial unrest and violence.

As man manages to rape the earth in order to demonstrate his power and intensify his pleasures and his sense of proud mastery, conflicts and disruptive processes are inevitably initiated. The type of power generated by the analytical intellectual faculties is essentially disruptive; it is based on the destruction of matter, and invites egocentric hoarding and spoliation–and, in general, privileges of one kind or another.

This leads to a REVOLT AGAINST PRIVILEGES.’ #

Old King Midas’ egocentric hoarding will get the best of him one day–if not on this earth, then on the coming New and Improved version because threading a needle with a rich camel will be an impossibility in the sweet bye’n’bye!

~:~ note: you may wish to see my Pages list for the Reaganomics Eclipse if you’ve hithertofore missed the trickle down nonsense. ‘Trickle down’/voodoo economics only works when the corporate elite plow some of their billion-dollar breaks from the US taxpayers BACK into the economy they skimmed it from.

Instead, recent years have brought downsizing, outsourcing, and the continued selling out of America along with apt Capitol Hill enabling…we see their NWO plans in action similar to Hitler’s amassing of wealth in the 30s–and the economic hourglass tilts again in the elite’s favor toward totalitarian imperialism. #

 

spinning on a mass starvation planet

This is a belated publish of a draft post that got lost in the shuffle, but Glen Ford’s article on The Lords of Capital and their mass starvation plan now surfacing is available here:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19835.htm

Now we see what globalist imperialism can do for the world if it puts its pretty mind to the grindstone, and with the upcoming Saturn/Uranus opposition–the culmination phase from their Great Conjunction of 1988 and just in time for the US presidential election–Saturnian past and Uranian future eye one another warily as the plutocrats of Dec 11, 2007’s  Jupiter/Pluto conjunction have their highhanded way with us all…

Saturn/Uranus = Jupiter: losses; damage to buildings; resolution of tensions comes rewardingly from without; adapability.

Saturn/Uranus = Pluto: upheaval to protect assets; rebellion against one’s lot in life; tremendous fear of loss; brutality; a desire to overcome difficult situations through extraordinary effort.

Jupiter/Pluto = Saturn: adjusting the Big Picture to meet more with convention; strategy becomes necessary; difficulties; inability to progress; inhibitions; separations. (“convention/s” this summer? Jupiter = Rs, Saturn = Ds.)

Jupiter/Pluto = Uranus: fanatical striving for improvements; the quick exploitation of every situation; a sudden reform; adjustment to new circumstances; quick developments; intense application of resources to establish new perspectives; getting back on track or finding a better one. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

Mixed bags here and of course the usual midpoint picture tendency toward ‘all, none, or some’ is in effect (or alternating bwo timed triggers); plus, everyone could have opportunites to use these energies based on their abilities and motives, the potential for which is found, astrologically speaking, where the last degrees of Sagittarius fall in one’s chart and how they fit into a chart’s planetary situation.

Here are the three conjunctions of Saturn and Uranus, all occurring in 1988:

1. Feb 13; 29Sag55;

2. June 26; 28Sag47;

3. Oct 18; 27Sag49.

As you see, all degrees are near the current position of Galactic Center indicating the worldwide influence of these heavy weights.

Those fanatic, moneybags speculators Jupiter/Pluto (the social tinkerers) meet violent, self-willed Saturn/Uranus types…and once again chaos ensues.

Welcome, as “they” say, to the New Millennium.

 

 

Bush’s ‘red legacy’ will outlast a proposed ‘blue legacy’

War Abroad and Poverty at Home

 
By Paul Craig Roberts
 
The “world’s only superpower” is so broke it can’t even finance its own wars.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19977.htm  #
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Even if George Bush creates marine reserves in every ocean in order to leave behind a so-called ‘blue legacy’ to polish up his overspent and warring presidency, the red ink he’s leaving behind for the American people to swim in will drown it out–and that’s not even mentioning the red life’s blood of millions of people spilled with Bush at the helm.
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Years ago, when I was a member of The Fray at Slate Magazine, I wrote against the wasting of American soldiers, weaponry, and money as being part of al-Qaeda’s long range plan to take down our nation. You can hardly imagine the crude barbs directed at my stupidity for saying that super-rich America could be ever bankrupted and weakened by any means. Some of them were in on the game, but not the average self-imagined elitist.
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Seems The Fray’s many neocon Bush supporters of the day believed that America’s pockets were deep as the oceans and absolutely impossible to deplete.
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Why, according to them, little me (writing as ‘peacely2’) bordered on being unpatriotic and quite mad, as you may imagine. Vitriol met all my attempts to warn against wasting our treasure.
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But it’s 2008 and our treasure is lost after several years of Bush speculation and waste, so I hope those incredulous Fraysters have their credit card bills up to date, because it’s no longer a cerebral argument or a rude bragfest.
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Perhaps their eyes have been opened by recent developments, now that the wolf is at the door along with the barbarian at the gate–and thanks must go to the neocons, their puppetmasters, minions, enablers, and dupes…pocket-liners all, at US taxpayers’ expense. 
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And I must remember to thank George W. Bush above all for he’s been the mouthpiece of globalists everywhere.
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He defined his presidential job early on, you know–as “catapultin’ propaganda,” and he’s filled those boots rather too well with his natal Ascendant (Asc = his nibs himself) at “8 Leo”…
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“A Bolshevik propagandist.”
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In his book on the Sabian Symbols, “An Astrological Mandala” Dane Rudhyar adds to this word picture. You may not like it, but I’m giving it to you anyway…
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“A Communist Activist Spreading His Revolutionary Ideals”…
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Keynote: The emotional and ideological attempt to return to a state of non-differentiation and chaos as a prelude to a new type of order.”
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CATABOLIC ACTION…one witnesses a struggle for personal and dictatorial power.#
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It will be interesting to see who the NWO allows into the Oval Office on Jan 20, 2009, for you can be sure of it–they haven’t planned and worked for so many years only to give up control of the White House now.

Iraq War 2003 + March 28, 2008: composite chart with 3 YODs

Bush’s smirk 

With Iraq in eruption and crisis, and US airstrikes in progress, I have written an article on the Composite Davison chart (C/D) which averages two charts bwo time, date, and place and results in a third chart representing the blending of events/entities into a relationship chart.

A C/D chart is a good way to see how the present is affecting the past (or to see whatever time frame you wish to study blended with a chart of your choice) and some astrologers view them as having a karmic component. ‘Past affecting present’ definitely seems to apply to this ongoing struggle, so in this case, I’ve blended March 19, 2003 (at the White House where the order to invade was hatched) with March 28, 2008 in Baghdad:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2008/03/iraq-war-2003-2008-3-yods.html

And don’t fret if you’re not familiar with composite relationships charts–the midpoint pictures and the crisis-ridden YOD patterns formed are written out in English for anyone to read and recoil from.

As far as transits to the 2003 chart, the one that really stands out now esp since Mars is the ‘god of war’ is that Mars is opposite his position of March 2003, a time of constant attempts to cope with people whose purposes and actions are diametrically opposed to one’s own.

Physical efforts are of the “hitting one’s head against a brick wall” variety, and little or no ‘headway’ is made until this transit is out of orb. Many Mars folk–males between 25–36 years old, the military, police, etc–will wonder why this energy was expended in the first place and will feel it’s been wasted or misdirected (which it has. And with an opposition being a culmination or fulfillment point, will this attitude finally prevail over Dick Cheney’s “So?”)

~~And yes, transit Mars is still out-of-bounds–anti-socially lighting matches, setting fires, and hiding IEDs by roadsides, among other violent things~~

Shows of strength and aggression are met with equally determined force from others so that the focus should be on routine tasks quietly carried out–but somehow airstrikes don’t fall under this description, do they?

Sustaining controlled or stable physical efforts is difficult under a Mars–Mars opposition and so my prayers are with the people of Iraq and with the US soldiers who have been put unfairly and fraudulently into harm’s way–all for the sake of US imperialism and greed.

American imperialism on display 1893–2008

Ha! You think I meant Bush’s shout-out to victory at the Pentagon today, didn’t you? There was the commander-in-thief promoting his usual pie-in-the-sky bubble-think in front of astoundingly uncritical cameras and microphones as war protesters were being arrested for disagreeing with the White House’s stance on the occupation.

Well, my ears couldn’t take any more of it so I wrote about when it all began…unless you count the Battle of New Orleans…oh sheesh, we’ve been way busy with this world domination thing. But perhaps it’s time for a quote from old Mushroom Cloud Cheney…So?

Actually I refer to America’s first overthrow EVER of Hawaii. The chart with details may be found in the Sidebar under ‘Pages’ as “USA’s first overthrow: Hawaii.”

Has the “situation in Iraq” been “turned around” as Bush insists? Or has history simply, as it’s been known to do, repeated?

I suspect that the Grannies for Peace, who staged a Knit-In today at the military recruiting offices in Times Square (the same offices recently and mysteriously bombed) would know the answer to that question.

And perhaps they know how to knit the pineapple stitch…wouldn’t surprise me at all.

Harry Truman on government as source of terror

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” Harry S Truman

Jumpin’ Rosicrucians! Freemason Harry sure had it right, didn’t he?

Totalitarianism returns as the earth warms up (said astrologer Sybil Leek)–and a vote for John McCain is like a vote for neocon Bill Kristol…more of same. Probably more of same with the Dems, too, but one can at least hope.

With Harry Truman’s fixed prejudices, this Sun Taurus-Moon Scorpio personality blend instilled him with a ruthlessness for power–he was a tremendously stubborn fellow who dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan. 

Yet his Sun Tau-Moon Sco combo also gave him enormous confidence, administrative abilities, and much personal charisma, too. A shrewd and independently minded president with staying power was old give ’em hell Harry.

Harry Truman May 8, 1884; Lamar, Missouri; 4:00 pm CST in AstroDataBank files, but Dr. Marc Edmund Jones gives his birth time as 4:17 pm.

And:

“No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted their government severely limited; the words ‘no’ and ‘not’ employed in restraint of government power occur 24 times in the first seven articles of the Constitution and 22 more times in the Bill of Rights.” Edmund A. Opitz

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