Baghdad Conference Photos

by craig on December 18, 2012 9:55 am in Uncategorized

A photo essay here on the Baghdad conference on Palestine, including a very unflattering picture of me!

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  1. Nextus at 4 Jan, 2:47 am, please read what you’re objecting to more carefully; ““An academic paper […] mentions the idea of a weapon that would use sound waves to send words into a person’s head.”

    “Head”, not “brain”, and “words”, not “ideas”. I see nothing inherently impossible in this; modulated microwaves can be used to induce modulated heating, with associated expansion and contraction, ie. sound. I’m pretty sure that I’ve heard of some application of similar technology, but I can’t think what it is right now.

  2. outsider at 4 Jan, 1:52 am, I suspect that such techniques do get used, but I think that such discussion is beyond the core subjects on this blog.

    The power of Craig Murray’s writing is that he so often finds undeniable truths that go unmentioned in the mainstream corporate media. Not possibilities that require additional evidence, but things that are obviously true, once they have been pointed out. For instance, he will compare establishment calls for military intervention in certain countries with the complete absence of similar calls for intervention, depending upon the alliances of the establishment.

    Another thing Craig does is to use of Freedom of Information requests to expose hidden government policy, or the involvement of those outside government, as was the case with Werritty. Similarly, he occasionally reveals information from within government departments.

    Outsider, the problem with the material you mention is that it is inherently unverifiable in specific instances. Yes, such techniques could be employed, but to claim that they have been used in any specific incident is to resort to speculation.

  3. @Mary: Don’t worry about Craig. I spoke to him at the New Year, and he is in very fine shape (as indeed is Nadira). There are things he’d like to blog about, but he just doesn’t have time at present.

    @Clark: Yes, I agree that reading carefully before objecting would be a good idea. For example, the bit where Outsider said:

    Karel previously castigated people who checked out Alex Jones and Jeff Rense sites. If he checked what he would label ‘conspiracy sites’, he would be aware that microwaves can be used to send ‘voice messages’ into people’s heads:

    which was in fact the bit I was referring to (rather than the academic quotation below it).

    Microwaves can be used for many wonderful things, including beeping information between computers, but they can’t beep information between brains. It’s a very different paradigm of information transmission.

    Interestingly, evidence has emerged that (very) strong magnetic fields can have a similar effect on the brain as electroconvulsive therapy. But it uses huge machinery in very close proximity to the skull. The required intensity of electromagnetic waves certainly couldn’t be beamed surreptitiously at some unwitting target’s brain. (Anyway, there are psychotropic drugs that would do a much more effective job. But even they can’t implant specific ideas – or words.)

    @Outsider: I forgot to say … kudos for helping Craig in Blackburn!

  4. Nextus, thanks for the update about Craig and Nadira; I’m glad they’re doing well.

    Ben Franklin, thanks for your message, 1 Jan, 6:09 pm…

    Happy New Year to all.

  5. Robert Fisk:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/could-saudi-arabia-benext-8434179.html

    “Iran? Well, the Iranians understand the West much better than we understand the Iranians – a lot of them, remember, were educated in the United States. And they’ve an intriguing way of coming out on top whatever they do. George Bush (and Lord Blair of Kut al-Amara) invaded Afghanistan and rid the Shia Iranians of their Sunni enemy, whom they always called the “Black Taliban”. Then Bush-Blair invaded Iraq and got rid of the Islamic Republic’s most loathsome enemy, Saddam Hussein. Thus did Iran win both the Afghan and the Iraqi war – without firing a shot.”

    That’s an interesting way of looking at the situation. Each time the US diminishes one “enemy”, the resultant power-vacuum creates a successor. This dynamic coincides well and converges with the ambitions of the Neocon war-mongers, the arms manufacturers and “security” providers such as Xe, and through the location of hydrocarbon deposits, corporatism in general.

  6. “a weapon that would use sound waves to send words into a person’s head”

    Sounds like the television to me.

  7. I’m glad to hear that the occasional poster here is in fine fettle and has too much work on to appear here. Sadly Norwich has lost in its last three encounters with ‘bigger boy’s’,

    Clark’s pointing to Robert Fisk’s article.

    “That’s an interesting way of looking at the situation. Each time the US diminishes one “enemy”, the resultant power-vacuum creates a successor. This dynamic coincides well and converges with the ambitions of the Neocon war-mongers, the arms manufacturers and “security” providers such as Xe, and through the location of hydrocarbon deposits, corporatism in general.”

    It is the successor model that has served the purveyors of the Monroe doctrine so well. Hence the importance to watch Venezuela should Chavez die soon. The US will try all tricks in the books to overturn thwe course Venezuela has taken and I expect vote rigging and violence in the run up to the elections as well as afterwards, whichever way the result will fall.

    If a left’ish successor is elected, the CIA will try and destabilise the newly elected Government and if there is a right leaning Government elected, I can see the equivalent of a Venezuelan FARC taking to the jungle. By destabilising Venezuela, as Columbia was destabilised, the US guarantees access to the countries wealth via division and chaos.

    Saddams nasty human rights violations could have been averted by the powers that suckered him, the Dujail and Halabja massacres were reactions that could have been foreseen, but it was in the interest of the US to see the Kurds strafed, many of them Iranian due to Halabja’s position near Iran’s border. That’s why they awarded Saddam a massive loan within 48 hrs. of the massacre.

    Fisk is right, his observations in the ME are crucial as there are only few sources one can rely on for straight information.

  8. Kay Burley on Sky News just now, referring to the North Korean state machine, when questioning the reason for the Google’s Schmidt visit there….

    ‘Even if they (the people) have a radio, there is only one channel on it’.

    Oh then just like the state propaganga machine here Ms Burley. Little difference between the BBC, ITV and Sky.

    She throws away these little lines in a deadpan manner. All scripted of course.

  9. Not so many months ago Fisk was claiming it was all over.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-assad-will-breathe-a-sigh-of-relief-at-death-of-arab-spring-7855131.html

    As he admits, you can’t predict what will happen in the ME. Nobody predicted the “Arab Spring” in advance of it happening although it doesn’t need a genius to work out which direction it’s heading.

  10. Ben Franklin -Machine Gun Preacher (unleaded version)

    4 Jan, 2013 - 8:12 pm

    Clark;

    Howzit hangin’, Dude?

    Do you have any opinions on the Fiscal Civil War in the US?

  11. Ben Franklin -Machine Gun Preacher (unleaded version)

    4 Jan, 2013 - 8:17 pm

    This video may be a hoax, but it seems pretty good. Anyone with audio/video skillset to give an opinion?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_120237&feature=iv&src_vid=X_aqyBNRgxU&v=eJvIwLt06ko

  12. Jonangus Mackay

    4 Jan, 2013 - 8:35 pm

    Hope for the world. Thou Shalt Not Kill. The Secret Treason of the Last Tommy:
    .
    http://is.gd/plz3dk

  13. BrianFujisan

    4 Jan, 2013 - 11:57 pm

    Great To see Craig and Family are in fine Fettle. I was Starting to worry that the trip to Iraq had gotten to him. Brave man for going. And thank you for the effort.
    I see the Spineless Bastards at the un are falling over themselves to deny complicity in the west Led Quest for Genocide in Syria….Makes Me sick at what the west are getting away with in the Middle East. it also depresses me that amongst the friends I have, hardly a single soul Gives a shit. It seems the Criminals in the Corporate media, are doing the Job well, with their incessant bullshit Propaganda war crimes. C*nts.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-united-nations-defends-natos-premeditated-genocide-in-syria/5316575

  14. @Outsider,

    get back to school and try an O-level or whatever in physics. The only influence electromagnetic waves have on our brains is rather slight energy deposition, that heats up the tissue somewhat. It is hundreths of a degree rather than hundreds of degrees. The resulting temperature rise depends on the frequency and intensity of the radiation but it is not much unless you stuff your head into a microwave oven after disactivating the security switch or lean your head against a high energy C-band (UHF) radar trasmitter. The warming up effect is nonspecific in that it is distributed uniformly throughout the entire brain. One does not feel much in an NMR scanner (I have not tried more the 3 Tesla) but there are some reports of dizziness in 4 Tesla magnets where the RF frequency pulses, that make protons in the brain resonate, are already about 170 MHz, which is still outside of the microwave but somewhere in the middle of the radar VHF band. But the dizzines could be a psychological problem or caused by the high magnetic field. In any case just ask a physicist to design a set rf pulses to selectively stimulate your brain so that you can hear the voice Abraham and he would just laugh at you. if you do not believe me enquire at GE or Bruker who make these machines.

    There are better and easier ways of uniformly warming up our brains. Try an i.v. injection of live streptococcal bacteria. Should anyone survive the fever, then I would love to hear what it was like.

  15. Ben Franklin -Machine Gun Preacher (unleaded version)

    5 Jan, 2013 - 1:35 am

    “Anger, is a very poor instructor.”—-Phil Jackson

    He was a lucky sonofabitch in that he had owners willing to pay to play, but his ‘Triangle Offense” was total bullshite. It completely de-nutted offensive rebounds, and that slowed-down game, provided minimal difference in final result.

    But he understood people. Maybe that was the diff.

  16. Welcome to the bear pit, Outsider.
    If you’ve been watching from the sidelines for a while, you’ll have already realised that those who respond to you in insulting terms are best ignored.
    Fortunately you’ve had some considered and helpful responses too.

  17. Brian, well said.

    Outsider – I possibly over protested to your comment, just hang on to your discernment and positivity reading on that stuff, pace it well, a lot of it seems like a toxic burden on all concerned.

    Clark, good call there.

    Ben, that alien clip is a hoot. Hardly realistic on any levels to me.

    The Harry Patch video – that is a wonderful one, has to be watched.

  18. This very interesting LRB book review has been posted in full on Medialens.

    I want you to know I know who you are
    Katrina Forrester

    Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark: Corporate and Police Spying on Activists by Eveline Lubbers
    Pluto, 252 pp, £19.99, June 2012, ISBN 978 0 7453 3185 0

    Five years ago, I helped to unmask a corporate spy. Climate activism was at its peak: the second ‘climate camp’ had spent a week at Heathrow the summer before, and many environmental groups had reported an upsurge in membership. Ken Tobias was one such new member. He came to his first Plane Stupid meeting at a pub in Russell Square in December 2007. Posh, eager, with a Palestinian keffiyeh around his neck, Ken was fresh out of Oxford and very keen. He never missed a meeting, and was always offering to arrange extra ones. He thought environmental activism should take bigger risks, he said.

    This was all very welcome but some things about him made us uneasy. Activists love meetings, but they never arrive early, as he did, or ask to hold more. We began to get suspicious. The one protest he knew about in advance the police knew about too: they were there when we arrived. Ken was there too but he stood on the sidelines. To test him we made fake plans: the plans were leaked to the tabloids. The Evening Standard reported where some of our meetings had taken place – but only the meetings he had attended. Shortly after that, we asked all new members of the group to provide postal addresses, with the excuse that sensitive material is better sent by snail mail than email. Ken didn’t show up on the electoral register at the address he gave. Gradually, we realised he had no internet presence. Back then, activists often weren’t on Facebook. But a former Oxford rugby player like him not being on Facebook?
    /..
    http://members5.boardhost.com/medialens/msg/1357336496.html

  19. FYI Privatisation of the Royal Mail happening this year

    FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATION
    Session: 2012-13
    Date tabled: 05.12.2012

    That this House expresses its alarm that the regulator, Ofcom has failed to register the dangers to Royal Mail’s provision of the universal service obligation; notes in particular, that Ofcom has allowed the introduction of delivery competition without putting into place any safeguards to ensure that Royal Mail can fund the universal service, in the event of the loss of a substantial amount of delivery work; further notes that Ofcom has placed no obligation on competitors to meet Royal Mail delivery standards, or even to publish details of delivery performance in a manner accessible to customers and the public; and therefore calls on the regulator to reconsider its decision and ensure that Royal Mail is not subjected to unfair competition in delivery provision.

    http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/818

  20. “There are better and easier ways of uniformly warming up our brains. Try an i.v. injection of live streptococcal bacteria. Should anyone survive the fever, then I would love to hear what it was like.”

    I had a really bad fever one time. Made me hear voices in my head.

    I remember seeing on one of the conspiracy sites, BBC I think, that they are using sound to make people think they are on fire. Must be some very stupid people about to believe that.

  21. For the record, just deleted an item from Larry From St. Louis just now.

  22. @ Nextus, Thatcrab & Karel, here is the ‘impossible’ US Patent:
    http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6470214.PN.&OS=PN/6470214&RS=PN/6470214
    As for the Satanic Abuse, it not only goes on, it is covered by the 1947 National Security Act.
    It became the policy of the CIA, DIA and certain branches of the Military to experiment and develop the ideas brought to the US by Nazi scientists and doctors in ‘Project Paperclip’. It was a continuation of Hitler/Himmler/’Dr.’ Mengele’s Mind Control experiments in the Camps in WWII.
    If you read the books, or even watch the videos I linked to, you would see that Cathy O’Brien and many other surviving victims name very prominenet people, including Presidents, Congressmen & Senators as abusers and torturers, yet NOT ONE has sued. That in itself is an indicator of the veracity of the charges; another is the verification from many different sources. Children are kidnapped, sexually abused and tortured (and sometimes ritually killed) in order to bring them under total Mind Control (the killed are ‘por encourage les autres’).
    And it goes on all over the world. In the UK, a child goes missing about every 3 & 1/2 minutes; many are later found, but many stay ‘missing’.
    It does indeed impact us (or should) as much as economic collapse; it is a building block of the NWO (& that’s just what Hitler was working on).

  23. http://archive.org/details/SocialEngineering101

    Yes the is the most common way.

  24. @Outsider: Microwave otoacoustics involves creating vibrations in the cochlea by rapid pulsed microwave heating, and in quiet environments these vibrations can be perceived as tones. But this sonic phenomenon which has serious limitations, as noted in the patent.

    “Although pulsed carrier modulation can induce a subjective sensation for simple tones, it severely distorts the complex waveforms of speech, as has been confirmed experimentally.
    The presence of this kind of distortion has prevented the click process for the encoding of intelligible speech. An example is provided by AM sampled data modulation.
    Upon demodulation the perceived speech signal has some of the envelope characteristics of an audio signal. Consequently a message can be recognized as speech when a listener is preadvised that speech has been sent. However, if the listener does not know the content of the message, the audio signal is unintelligible.
    The attempt to use the click process to encode speech has been based on the assumption that if simple tones can be encoded, speech can be encoded as well, but this is not so.
    A simple tone can contain several distortions and still be perceived as a tone whereas the same degree of distortion applied to speech renders it unintelligible.”

    The patent proposes a way to reduce the heating effect of the carrier signal on the brain – another effect which makes it impracticable as a means of information transmission. The science is very interesting.
    However, there are many dubious references on the web linking this phenomenon to mind control – and even mentioning the need to protect against it by wearing, yes, tinfoil hats. The pseudoscience has some entertainment value, at least.
    It’s true that the military was examining ways to exploit the technology (which they weren’t being especially secretive about); however, even if they could manage to make it work in a practical way, it would hardly constitute a breakthrough. There are other, more conventional and less harmful ways to make people hear sounds, and there are more effective and direct ways of subliminally influencing their psychology.

  25. Check my blog: http://mojtrg.wordpress.com

    Go ahead Craig, THE BEST…

  26. @Nextus: That patent was 2002, it is now 2013, and Mind Control techniques are one of the corner-stones of building the NWO, so it is extremely important to the Mega-Criminals that control us.
    I think I have made my point, that these technologies, or ‘conspiracies’, are not to be scoffed at without at least a reasonable attempt to assess the evidences available.
    I’m sure we’ll cross swords again, but hopefully this issue can be closed now?

  27. @Fred, I’ve just remembered our little discussion on Hate which I rudely abandon due to New Year travels, and had completely forgotten about to now !

    “Well logically the ones that hated the Nazis feared the Nazis therefore they are probably expecting a knock on the door from the black shirts”

    Sorry, but that’s a cope-out; I repeat the scenario: in view of the likelihood of a campaign of threats & bribes aimed at those sheltering Jews, would you feel safer sheltering with those who professed to disliking the Nazis, or with those who were obviously filled with loathing & hatred for the Nazis ? In other words, who would be most likely to turn you in ?

    “If they hate Nazis chances are they hate Jews as well.”

    Very bizarre comment ! I thought that the opposite would be true !

  28. Interesting report on EMF, RF, electromagnetism and effects on health. Released on 7th January 2013. The evidence-based case for safeguards, not just The Precautionary Principle. Prepared by world-recognized experts in science and public health policy. Outside reviewers also contributed valuable content and perspective. It was concluded even in 2007 [the previous report] that existing public safety limits were inadequate to protect public health.

    http://www.bioinitiative.org/

    http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/participants/do-we-know-enough-to-take-action/

    If nothing else read the summary of conclusions:

    http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/conclusions/

    “The most serious health endpoints that have been reported to be associated with extremely low frequency (ELF) and/or radiofrequency radiation (RFR) include childhood and adult leukemia, childhood and adult brain tumors, and increased risk of the neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Recent studies largely reinforce the potential risks to health (rather than reducing our concerns, or providing actual indications of safety). In addition, there are reports of increased risk of breast cancer in both men and women, genotoxic effects (DNA damage, chromatin condensation, micronucleation, impaired repair of DNA damage in human stem cells), pathological leakage of the blood–brain barrier, altered immune function including increased allergic and inflammatory responses, miscarriage and some cardiovascular effects. Insomnia (sleep disruption) is reported in studies of people living in very low-intensity RFR environments with WI-FI and cell tower-level exposures. Short-term effects on cognition, memory and learning, behavior, reaction time, attention and concentration, and altered brainwave activity (altered EEG) are also reported in the scientific literature. Biophysical mechanisms that may account for such effects can be found in various articles and reviews.”

    Quoting one our transient trolls here –Karel “Our brains do not normally contain anything that can serve as an antenna capable of pickin up external signals.”

    Which do you want a believe a random unqualified internet troll and shill or 29 authors from ten countries, ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs, and three MsC, MA or MPHs. Who state that the body, the brain in particular contains, quite naturally, trace elements of at least half a dozen RF sensitive metals, even without accumulated environmental toxicant heavy metals.

    Human beings are bioelectrical systems. Our hearts and brains are regulated by internal bioelectrical signals. Environmental exposures to artificial EMFs can interact with fundamental biological processes in the human body.

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