Richard Rorty on National Pride

National pride is to countries what self-respect is to individuals: a necessary condition for self-improvement. Too much national pride can produce bellicosity and imperialism, just as excessive se…

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Trumputin

ALL’ARMI son FASCISTI

 

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Cara Consuelo Trevisan e cari amici,
ieri io non sapevo ancora che una narrativa dominante del fascista prossimamente alla Casa Bianca Steve Bannon (come spiega sul New Yorker Ryan Lizza in modo chiaro e convincente, https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/steve-bannon-will-lead-trumps-white-house) è la congiura dei banchieri ebrei globalisti, nottetempo alleati ad Obama:

Bannon injected Trump’s speeches with language about global élites and bankers. Clinton “meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty,” Trump said in an October speech that was so disturbing in its coded anti-Semitism that the Anti-Defamation League spoke out against it. Trump’s final TV ad of the campaign combined excerpts from the speech, decrying “those who control the levers of power in Washington,” with images of George Soros, Janet Yellen, and Lloyd Blankfein, all of whom are Jewish. “This needs to stop,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the A.D.L., said in a statement.

Qui siamo all’Hitlerismo docg da discorso alla birreria di Munich. Al confronto, l’antisemitismo della Jihad  sarebbe all’acqua di rose, se non andasse oltre il discorso, alle armi.

Anch’ió chiamo alle armi le persone conservatrici o liberali, populiste, socialiste o altro di buona volontà. FERMIAMO TRUMPUTIN, ricacciamolo nel suo grattacielo – fogna. Facciamogli guerra con ogni mezzo lecito, anche un impeachment al mese.

 
A questo punto io cambio completamente il mio sistema di alleanze politiche “dal Centro”, non per mio ghiribizzo (ero ben contento di seguire i cari FHC e Vargas Llosa verso una buona Destra) perché è la realtà a cambiare a 180° con le elezioni a sorpresa e – molto peggio, ad un N.mo populista moderat0 avremmo riso in faccia  – una Casa Bianca neofascista, mica solo un suó consulente, con possibile deriva NAZISTA.
Come lib-soc, i miei primi alleati da oggi sono sempre Obama, la Merkel e Juppé come prima; e ora, quando passo in Italia, anche quello scemo di guerra di Renzi (il Cav ha pure licenziato il bravo Parisi…).
La brutta nana Brunetta
ha chiuso il duello a Sky comtro Giachetti con:
“Basta essere. politicamente corretti, basta disquisizioni sul merito, votiamo tutti NO per cacciare Renzi.”  E quanti coglioni, anche cari amici van dietro al pifferaio nano.
Io voglio che Renzi resti. Non voglio né il Trumputinian9 Salvini, nè una marionetta   Orwelliana di Casaleggio Jr o Di Maio – Grillo – Raggi. Altri nani da giardino.

Non rifaccio Stalin che divide la sinistra per mandare su Hitler: quello era proprio l’obiettivo primario di Stalin, FOTTERE la Repubblica di WEIMAR, mica un suo errore!

 

flotilla: a torpedo, or harbour it?

From The  NYRBooks

Jim Hollander/epa/Corbis

The writer David Grossman, right, protesting with Palestinians and Israelis against the eviction of Palestinian families from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, April 9, 2010. From Peter Beinart’s essay “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment” in The NYRB, May 12, 2010


WHICH FREEDOM? FOR WHOM? POVERTY AND WAR.

FACTS

Egypt has largely sealed its border with Gaza since Hamas took power in the area three years ago, making it an important partner for Israel in keeping tight control over the flow of goods into the territory.

Named the Freedom Flotilla, and led by the pro-Palestinian Free Gaza Movement (@freegazaorg) and a Turkish organization notorious for its Jihad inspiration, Insani Yardim Vakfi (or: IHH, lead  by Bulent Yildirim), the convoy of six cargo and passenger boats is PERHAPS the most ambitious attempt yet to break Israel’s three-year blockade of Gaza – in the dawn of May the 31st. For sure the most mediatised and PR effective.

It has clashed with IDF commandos, after refusal to change their destination harbour away from Gaza. 9 ppl were shot dead.

Now, the nyt has narrated how poor NGOs wanting to ship to Gaza since years, finally found the powerful and rich Turk IHH, capable to buy the Marmaris and easily finance all the Flotilla venture (from the usual Islam Charity-pro-Terror mechanism, and generous donations from the new Turkish bourgeoisie). It happens that IHH is an International of Terror:

This research by the Danish Institute for International Studies details the part played by the IHH in Islamist terror in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Chechnya. According to the French magistrate Jean-Louis Bruguiere testifying at the Seattle trial of would-be al Qaeda Millenium bomber Ahmed Ressamin, the IHH had played ‘[a]n important role’ in the al Qaeda Millenium bomb plot targeting Los Angeles airport. It was also involved in weapons trafficking, and played in addition a key role in galvanizing anti-Western sentiment among Turkish Muslims in the lead-up to the 2003 war in Iraq.”  (by Noah  David Simon, June 4; aka @CriticalAnalyst)

THESIS 1

J Street. The “anti-Lobby” or beyond  Lobby, Obamian American Jews silent majority says:

J Street’s Position:
We call for
•. Lifting the unproductive blockade of humanitarian and construction materials into Gaza while supporting serious, effective security measures to prevent weapons and other terrorist supplies from entering.
•. The immediate release by Hamas of Corporal Gilad Shalit [ndr: in captivity 1141 days up to June 5, 2010] and Hamas’ renunciation of violence as a means of achieving the political goal of Palestinian freedom and independence.
•. An immediate, serious and dramatic effort, led by President Obama, to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and achieve a two-state solution now.
•. An outpouring of support from the American Jewish community and all those who care about preserving a Jewish, democratic, and safe Israel for immediate movement on the part of the state of Israel toward a diplomatic two-state resolution.
•. The leaders of all sides – Arabs, Palestinians and Israelis – to begin an honest conversation with their people about how this conflict will end and the compromises and sacrifices that will be necessary to avoid further generations of violence, bloodshed and terror.
Finally, we echo President Obama’s call for a two-state solution in Cairo one year ago this week:
“Too many tears have been shed. Too much blood has been shed. All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer.”

THESIS 2

The queen of Jordania says: @QueenRaina #FreedomFlotilla
Fact 1: HEALTH–95% of Gaza’s water fails WHO standards leaving thousands of newborns at risk of poisoning. PLZ RT!
Fact 2: EDUCATION–1/3 of schools were destroyed during attack on Gaza in ’09; they still haven’t been rebuilt. PLZ RT!
Fact 3: POVERTY – 80% of people in Gaza live below the poverty line; 95% of private businesses have closed. PLZ RT!
Fact 4: NOURISHMENT – Two thirds of Gazans don’t know where their next meal’s coming from. PLZ RT!
A cut from her Twitter background:

THESIS 3

The following passengers on board the Mavi Marmara are known to be involved in terrorist activity. The Mavi Marmara attempted to break the maritime closure on the Gaza Strip on Monday, May 31st 2010, and was boarded by Israel Navy forces.

Fatimah Mahmadi (born 1979), is a United States resident of Iranian origin, and an active member of the organization “Viva Palestine”, she attempted to smuggle forbidden electronic components into the Gaza Strip.

Ken O’Keefe (Born 1969), an American and British citizen, is a radical anti-Israel activist and operative of the Hamas Terror organization. He attempted to enter the Gaza Strip in order to form and train a commando unit for the Palestinian terror organization.

Hassan Iynasi (born 1982), a Turkish citizen and activist  in a Turkish charity organization, is known of providing financial support to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Terror organization.

Hussein Urosh, a Turkish citizen and activist in the IHH organization, was on his way to the Gaza Strip in order to assist in smuggling Al-Qaeda operatives via Turkey into the Strip.

Ahmad Umimon (born 1959), is a French citizen of Moroccan origin, and an operative of the Hamas Terrorist organization.


Some links
IN ITALIAN, from one of the  Alexander Langer fb groups:

Enzo Arcangeli. ALEX LANGER ci ha lasciato il 3 luglio 1995

Nella guerra mediatica su “Flotilla”, manifestazioni … ecco alcune fonti che mantengono la calma: tra i giornali anche (non solo) Guardian, Haaretz e Nyt. Gli ebrei US di http://twitter.com/NYJewishWee k e J Street (http://twitter.com/jstreetdotorg; http://www.jstreet.org/); più pro-Palestina le europee European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP) e Jews For Justice For Palestinians (JFJFP). Schierate ma sempre femminili e simpatiche @QueenRayna e @Tzipi_Livni. Almeno dai tweeties, @Jew4Palestine non convince AFFATTO: manca il ruolo PREZIOSO schiacciandosi verso l’estremismo Jihad. Meglio firmarsi Socialists4Palestine o “PincoPallino” allora. ALEX E’ VIVO E LOTTA IN MEZZO A NOI, x fortuna. Mancano certamente fonti arabe o islamiche moderate in questa lista (per mia incompletezza): da aggiungere.

– brava gente che si mobilitò 1 anno fa nel boicottaggio a Nokia e Siemens pro-libertari Iraniani; ma al momento tace su Flotilla, dovendo – poveretti – leccarsi le ferite del tremendo effetto del soldato US “sleeper cell” che ha fatto una strage.


ANCORA IN ITALIANO. Il film consigliato, per l’argomento e lo spirito Langeriano di “SALTARE I MURI” (il titolo di una gran bella trasmissione di radio 3 su Alex, con MOLTE TESTIMONIANZE DIRETTE: andata in onda negli ultimi 2 weekend, con 4 emissioni dentro la serie “). Del film, si è parlato im breve

sabato 5 giugno alle 4.20 pm a PIAZZA VERDI, radio 3:

“Due i film che presenterà Marco Bacci: “Humpday” di Lynn Shelton e Il tempo che ci rimane di Elia Suleiman. “

Nel 2°, un Buster Keaton palestinese. Film di grandissimo impegno che:

– rompe le ctg., i muri israele\palestina, impegno civile\disimpegno;

– veicola il messaggio: qui non siamo nei Balcani, niente vendetta per generazioni e generazioni; c’è una grandissima civilizzazione, il dolore per gli effetti della guerra. Il padre del protagonista faceva la guerra agli ebrei vestito da dandy. Memoria di 40 anni di una famiaglia araba colta e  riccca.

Finally, some real fun with the satirical twitters:@FakeIsraelMFA @IsraelGlobalPR @HamasGlobalPR. And every day new ones in the “X”globalPR telenovela: @iranglobalpr @talibanglobalpr .
E.g., amongst many tweeties tonight, 5 June:

FakeIsraelMFA:
As we did not wish to hurt anyone, we sent the Israel Ballet to board and commandeer the Rachel Corrie to Ashdod. #Flotilla
nonnoenzo:
@FakeIsraelMFA: we sent the Israel Ballet 2 board & commandeer the Rachel Corrie. #Flotilla \is this the boarding video? http://bit.ly/b1PkLn

IsraelGlobalPR:

Israel wishes to thank Ireland and the Freedom Flotilla for the continued supply of construction materials for Israeli settlements

PHOTOS:

1) Sadness and Islamism in a pro-Palestina demo (the so-called Viola People, born in the no-B day late last year, championed them in Italy).

2) The 2 Flotilla bosses, potential giver and receiver, S&D; Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh and Bülent Yildirim, the president of IHH, in January.


Millennial, BATTI 1 COLPO!

confessioni di un 60 enne

Perché cavolo non  può decollare l’Obamismo (TEORIZZATO paternalismo benevolo verso i Millennial, però mantenendoli nella loro merda precaria; si vedano soprattutto i lavori di Sunstein sul Paternalismo, e.g. Nudge, con Thaler) in Italia?

Per  molte ragioni. Perché il TUTTO è ostruito da residui bellici mostruosi, si son fatte in 15 anni 10 Nuove Repubbliche senza che 1 funzoni, e mai abbandonando criticamente il passato – solo cambiata la gente, i “politici” (SIKH!)  di peggio in peggio! Sul pci, l’ultima buona riflessione (tutta da discutere, ma roba seria) viene da nfa – michele boldrin e palma.

Ho appena aggiunto in fb, sotto una sparata di Mario contro la sceneggiata DAVVERO POCO EDIFICANTE di Max the Max a Ballarò (io preferisco il mercato, l’originale – questa trasmissione mediocre ha avuto un unico momento felice quando è apparso l’amico Michele Boldrin, di nfa):

Da uno che era nei movimenti, poi 1 vita intera nel Pci ma solo grazie a cacciari e pellicani (non per la manica di stalinisti), e che quindi ha sempre cagato il pd come una monnezza da riciclare (per salvare i materiali buoni come serracchiani, scalfarotto, adinolfi).
Ma la volete smettere di cazzeggiare nella merda? Volete chiudere bottega ed aprire la fase costituente di ULIVO 2, LA SVOLTA STORICA? Cincischiate, cincischiate, mescolate vecchio a nuovo, cazzate e principi. Siete falliti già da giovani.
Propongo un takeover di noi 60-70enni illuminati e non corrotti, per traghettare verso l’Ulivo2 dei bambini. Subito, perché si vota o nel 2011 o nel ’12

Proposta: un moto anti-Millennial (mossa del cavallo), per ridare il mondo ai Millennial e post-Mil

Da Oscar W a Roberto B: Sanremo s’avvia alla grande

Scene dal film neorealistico:

un miracolo a Sanremo.

Un gesto di Amore, un atto di Diotima:

nel luogo più impensabile… Un non-luogo

come il Teatro delle Vittorie, riportato da Oscar\Roberto al Princpio di Realtà, che l’Arcigay (una volta una cosa seria) in mano allo sciagurato Grillini non conosce.

Una Sinistra Dem, che il PD di WV &C ha toppato male, è anche questo; gerarchizzare, selezionare obiettivi e princìpi: Benigni SI, Grillini NO (vada da un’altra parte, si cerchi un’italia dei disvalori). Tenere assieme tutti e 2 alla Buonista peggio ancora: io piuttosto voto la  compagna Mussolini.

Live blogging. S.Remo mercoledi 18, da h. 9:45 pm.

Gialappa’s: oggi sembravi un po più allegro, hai cambiato un arrangiamento?

Povia: no, stasera stavo meglio; i pensieri che espongo li preparo prima, lo confesso.

G: 6 riuscito a far pace con Grillini, Arcigay?

P: NO, non ancora, ma Grillini mi sta simpatico, penso che la faremo.

P, ADR: tanto, mi ha fatto molta pubblicità.

G: solo il tuo testo non è uscito su Sorrisi e Canzoni, per evitare polemiche? Eri d’accordo?

P: l’ho deciso io, per evitare uteriori spaccamenti di palle.

G: le polemiche religiose, ecc. si fanno sempre prima di vedere un film; non era meglio aspettare a sentire la tua canzone?

P: l’ho fatto apposta. La canzone  l’ho cambiata non 1, ma 10.000 volte. Poi c’è un testo dal notaio. “Nessuna guarigione” c’era già da prima, ma si può sempre cambiare.

G: Hai visto su uTube Elio che ti fa il verso? [ndr: il 13 dalla Dandini a ‘Parla con me’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSWa9PB6Iic]

P: SI, a parte quella polemica.  La beneficenza [del piccione] per il Darfur era …. (snocciola delle cifre che sgonfiano la polemica di Elio). Sono indietro solo di 1400 €. Mica potevo versare i diritti d’autore degli altri.

G: polemiche infondate, o hai un ufficio stampa che inventa polemiche?

P: ci gestiamo tutto noi 4. Questo mese abbiamo deciso di tacere.. (ndr – la pubblcità gliela facevano gli altri).

(…)

Pupo ariporta, come ieri NIENTEPOPODIMENOCHE’  Youssou N’Ddour, ma non lo fa cantare proprio.

G: è sempre My Way. Canzone da oratorio. Veramente brutta.

Pupo: sono emozionato, stasera  Y. N’dour ha fatto un finale straordinario.

NOSTRE CONCLUSIONI: ASSUMETE I 4 DI POVIA IN UFFICIO MARKETING. IN ITALIA NON HANNO EGUALI, e se fate presto sono pure low cost: un must. Ongoing web2.0 dialogues, tra i 1000+ che giustamente esplodono: sotto i video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPfyNCMirh0&feature=related

il video-autore: “dopo aver sentito Povia: sono gli italiani omofobi e razzisti che non hanno capito. GRANDE BENIGNI!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSWa9PB6Iic

Torniamo a bomba, al FATIDICO 17.

Bob Benigni IN ALTICHIERI (ormai l’erede del Vate? Ne chiederò conferma agli amici eredi) si fa carico del popolo omo sfruttato non solo da Marketing&Moda, ma persino e più vigliaccamente (TU QUOQUE?) da Arcigay e Grillini, parassiti e  sindacalisti Bonzi auto-nominatisi nel suo seno ma mai eletti, né scelti da nessuno.

E LO LIBERA, QUESTO POPOLO OPPRESSO NOSTRO FRATELLO, LO SDOGANA COME NESSUNO AVEVA AVUTO IL CORAGGIO DI, NE’ AVEVA FATTO PRIMA IN ITALIA. Nessuno, mai! Contro i sindacalisti arcigay che (udite udite) fanno il loro mestiere di Bonzi (l’etichetta attaccata per sempre ai sindacalisti pasticcioni ed intrallazzoni, dai movimenti degli anni ’60): negano l’oppressione stessa, il problema.

Il povero Povia (ed il Direttore del SuperShow  che lo ha voluto) fa un’operazione persino,   forse inconsapevolmente intelligente; ma comunque più che dignitosa, con più spunti analitici che vanno davvero a fondo (per questo fanno male a quelli dell’orgoglio?), mantenendo la semplicità richiesta dal prodotto commerciale.

In una parola: un testo BIOPOLITICO (vorrà dire ormai tutto e niente, da quando Foucault fa tanto chic, ma: uno spunto biografico per fare analisi, discussione e politica; parlare del socialmente rimosso, della polvere sotto il tappeto): sulla stessa base musicale invariata di tutti i suoi pezzi (sic, e non occorrevano i cattivissimi Gialappa’s per accorgersene), ci mette del testo tutt’altro che banale, raccontando Obama-like la storia di un suo amico (cito a memoria):

“Luca era gay, e adesso sta con lei … . Non sono andato da psicologi e psichiatri, preti o scienziati. Sono andato nel mio passato … . Mio padre non decideva niente” e non era mai in casa. Non andavo con le donne per non tradire mia madre

[NdR = frase-chiave sul Mammismo, che è l’inconfessabile zavorra dellitalico MM, Maschietto Matriarcale: il punto più convincente di tutta la canzonetta; mette il dito nella piaga: il tipo di Familismo Amorale che perdura nei secoli dei secoli Amen. Il potere delle mamme da cui non basterebbe un Obama per liberarci, se non ci liberiamo noi ad uno ad uno, con un’auto-analisi impietosa; se non fa male, non serve all’uopo.]

I Gialappa’s la sera dopo, il 18, al bis di Povia: “L’amplesso tra 2 uomini viene cantato da una donna” – la corista coi capelli a caschetto, davvero MOLTO BRAVA. “Sarebbe stata una bellissima canzone al contrario: l’oppressione del matrimonio, e la svolta omo”. “Il titolo originale era: Rudy era gay”.

Ma prima di lui, calcando la stessa pedana di S.Remo, IL VATE  in persona ha letto una lettera struggente di Oscar Wilde, e dinnanzi a 15 MILIONI (61% AUDIENCE) ha cambiato in un istante la biopolitica, e la vita vissuta giorno per giorno da  tutti gli omo italiani, di oggi e domani; ed anche delle sorelle lesbiche, pur senza nominarle. Con il dramma umano  e la Tragedia Moderna di Oscar W., ha introdotto il sacrosanto Principio di Realtà, il Realismo  Antropologico negato proprio dai Grillini Parlanti, che ignorano la disambiguation di wikipedia: GAY non vuol dire Gaio! Ci vorrebbe la Maestra Unica che glielo fa scrivere alla lavagna 100 volte.

Che squallore da quella parte … Grillini  era lì pronto a far sciacallaggio, col previlegio del microfono a spese di noi contribuenti,  ma ha dovuto tacere e mettersela via. LA SCENA ERA GIA’ STATA PRESA. Taccia per sempre.

QUELLA DI BENIGNI, AL TEATRO DELLE VITTORIE di martedi 17 (numero che da oggi in poi porta bene), E’ STORIA CULTURALE ed ETICA, RELAZIONALE e SOCIALE in the making, RAGAZZI! Quante mamme-e-papà? Quanti loro figli non soffriranno inutili sofferenze auto-inflitte da Morali bacchettone pre-Moderne, o soffriranno di meno, da oggi in poi? Tanti, davvero tanti, e speriamo davvero tutti!

Oggi l’eterno bambino-poeta ha liberato un bambino prigioniero e silente dentro di noi, ha cambiato (per sempre?) la nostra storia: culturale, e  non solo.

Un uso rivoluzionario della piattaforma di comunicazione di massa, che sarà studiato per decenni negli Atenei di tutto il mondo. Dopo Marshall Mc Luhan: Bob Benigni in Altichieri fa scuola.

Mai fu speso meglio €1 mn dalla Rai. Far storia costa, low cost è solo banalità, chiacchiera, cronaca ed opinione. MORE.

November 26 Mumbai terrorist attack

Photo: Bharat Chronicle.

mumbai-policeman-feeding-injured-child

Nov. 29, 1:15am GMT

indiatimes.com

 

Nov. 28, 12 am GMT

Though the latest terror toll read 150, it is likely to go up sharply as more bodies are found from the Taj, Oberoi and Nariman House.  9  of them are foreigners, a number also  likely to increase. New casualties at Nariman House, where at this time of the Indian afternoon the fight is still on.

During the last year, 2700 people lost their life in acts of terrorism in India. According to the specialist Loretta Napoleoni (on today’s L’Unità, p. 29- in  Italian), there was an exponential acceleration during the last 12 months (ignored in the West), and the technique used is similar to Munich.

“For the first time in a long time, you see the use of combatants who take hostages, like the Palestinians in the 1970s,” confirmed to the LA Times  Louis Caprioli, a former French counter-terrorism chief.”They were ready to die, but they were not suicide attackers.” See also the highly authoritative source Jane’s.com, reported below, stressing the novelty of hijacking in India.

The oL page of Times of India now is:

Commandos storm Nariman House; fight on

28 Nov 2008, 1550 hrs IST, AGENCIES

NSG commandos exchange fire with terrorists on the third floor. Two to three terrorists may be holed up in the building, said Mumbai police chief Hassan Gafoor.

Trident Oberoi hotel secure, guests safe

FBI team leaves for India

15 bodies found in a single room of Taj: Commando

28 Nov 2008, 1743 hrs IST, PTI

A top marine commando said the terrorists who struck at Mumbai’s Taj hotel operated with ease and showed no remorse and fired at anyone who moved.

Oberoi hotel secure, all guests safe

2 NSG men killed, 6 wounded while battling terrorists

28 Nov 2008, 1735 hrs IST, PTI

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was martyred while engaging terrorists at Taj hotel. Commando Chander received fatal bullet injuries during gunbattle at Nariman House.

Pay your tributes to Mumbai’s bravehearts

JANES.COM

Mumbai attacks highlight India’s jihadist threat

EVENT
Between 2215 and 2230 (1645 and 1700 GMT), gunmen armed with assault rifles and grenades stormed a series of soft targets in southern Mumbai that are popular with foreigners and wealthy Indians.

The attacks appear aimed at damaging India’s tourism industry and the country’s global economic links. The targets included two landmark luxury hotels – the colonial Taj Mahal in Colaba and the Trident (formerly Oberoi) Towers hotel in the commercial hub of Nariman Point – the Leopold Café Metro Cinema, Nariman House, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) railway station and two nearby hospitals.

FORECAST
Eyewitness statements claim that US and UK nationals were singled out by gunmen when they stormed the Taj and Trident, which still contain trapped hostages. These two hotels and Leopold Café are frequently visited by Westerners. Moreover, Nariman House, a residential complex in which the city’s Jewish Chabad-Lubavitch Centre is located, is popular with Israeli nationals visiting India. Explosions were also reported in other parts of Mumbai, including the domestic airport in Santacruz and Vile Parle, where a hand grenade was hurled at a taxi but few details have been released about these incidents.

Jane’s press release

Analysis From Jane’s Country Risk Daily Report on the Mumbai attacks

Comment from Jane’s South Asia Analyst, Urmila Venugopalan

London (27 th November 2008) — “An unknown group, Deccan Mujahideen, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks via email, although this has yet to be verified.” Jane’s South Asia Analyst, Urmila Venugopalan, commented. “Nevertheless, it has triggered speculation that the group may be linked to the Indian Mujhaideen, which sent email manifestos claiming responsibility for four attacks it carried out between November 2007 and September 2008.”

Jane’s Country Risk Daily Report explained that an examination of the strategy and tactics employed by this new group suggest significant differences to the terrorist violence that has beset India over the past 15 years and specifically over the past year. Attacking international and luxury hotels and other soft targets is not a new phenomenon in the region, particularly in light of the September 2008 Mariott bombing in Islamabad that killed more than 50 people, but the apparent focus on killing or capturing foreign business people, specifically US and UK nationals, has never occurred before, suggesting a wider global anti-Western agenda. This stands in contrast to the national issues that appeared to motivate Indian Mujahideen.

From a tactical perspective most terrorist attacks in India (excluding Indian-administered Kashmir) have been carried out through the use of improvised explosive devices planted on bicycles, motorcycles and cars, and triggered by timers or mobile telephones. In contrast, according to press reports, the attackers involved in the latest Mumbai violence were armed only with Kalashnikov assault rifles, principally, and hand grenades.

Venugopalan further commented, “Until now, terrorist attacks in India have targeted civilians, often in busy market or commercial areas, and in communally sensitive areas with the intention to foment unrest between Hindu and Muslim communities. The taking of hostages, if a deliberate part of the operation, represents another new development.”

IMPORTANT PHOTO PICS AND DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE:

Bharat Rakshak

Consortium of Indian Defence Websites

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4481&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

Unseen pics of NSG fighting in mumbai

Click to view photoScroll down this link…second scroll onwards u will be able to see… live pics

Bharat Chronicle, India’s Inernet newspaper

http://www.bharatchronicle.com/mumbai-terrorist-attacks-in-pictures-2

EARLY  RECONSTRUCTION OF FACTS

indiatimes

Please note that in this article, for the first time it is taken for given the enemy army belongs to  Lashkar-e-Toiba 

Target whites, Lashkar told its 10 commandos

29 Nov 2008, 0713 hrs IST, TNN

 

 
NEW DELHI: THE Lashkar-e-Toiba attackers had an adventurous sea journey before reaching their port of terror destinations in Mumbai. Around 10   

 

terrorists , all Pakistanis, unarmed, left for Mumbai on November 21 from an isolated beach in Karachi. Their names: Abu Ali, Fahad, Omar, Shohaib, Umer, Abu Akasha, Ajmal (the sole terrorist detained by the Mumbai police), Ismail, Abdul Rehman alias Bada and Abdul Rehman alias Chhota. 

The 10 jihadis travelled some nautical miles before they reached a mid-sea Pakistan vessel on November 22. They left their boat and shifted to the Pakistani vessel — which was already loaded with arms and ammunition to be used for the Mumbai strikes. Once on board, they strapped themselves for action with the terror hardware. 

Of course, careful not to be intercepted by marine commandos or coast guards, the haversack-wielding terrorists hijacked an Indian fishing trawler, M V Kuber, once they entered the Indian waters on November 23. They gunned down four of the five persons aboard M V Kuber, registered in Porbandar, Gujarat, and disposed their bodies before proceeding with their sea journey through Indian waters. 

After travelling with the sole surviving member, Amarjeet, of the M V Kuber crew, they bumped him off closer to Mumbai. The body was later found on an abandoned M V Kuber some 5 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast. 

The terrorists, after abandoning the fishing trawler belonging to Porbandar fisherman Vinod Masani, took a smaller boat and landed at Badhwar near Cuffe Parade on Wednesday and from there split in five different groups and headed for their respective terror destinations. While 2 of them, Akmal and Ismail, went to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, 2 each made their way to Leopold Cafe, Nariman House and Trident-Oberoi . The remaining 4 headed for Taj. 

All the 10 jihadis were well-versed in commando operations, as was evident in the sustained fight that they put up against the security forces. Their brief from their handlers in Pakistan was simple : Target Whites. The commandos were fully aware of the layout of each of the attack sites and used it to their advantage in the guerrilla warfare that followed at Taj, Nariman House and Trident-Oberoi. 

The security forces battling LeT terrorists late into Friday night had expected the operation to be over by noon. The fact that Operation Black Tornado continued late into the night gave enough indication of the huge cache of ammunition that the terrorists had carried along. 

FURTHER ANALYSES

WHO’S LASHKAR:

http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/jandk/terrorist_outfits/lashkar_e_toiba_lt.htm


our bio-vote: let the vital forces win

UBUNTU

 

massimo gramellini, Buongiorno America (La Stampa 4 nov., p.1)

 

Se vince il Nero, la crisi finirà. Se vince il Nero, ci 

sarà sempre il sole e comunque la pioggia cadrà più lie- 

ve. Se vince il Nero, la Gelmini ritirerà il decreto e spo- 

serà un maestro veramente unico, Colaninno compre- 

rà la Lufthansa, i banchieri pagheranno i mutui dei 

clienti, e gli arbitri convalideranno i gol del Toro. Se 

vince il Nero, Sabina Guzzanti ricomincerà a far ride- 

re, ma soltanto in inglese, e Carla Bruni affitterà una 

mansarda accanto alla Casa Bianca, caso mai. Se vince 

il Nero, i deboli di stomaco digeriranno anche il soffrit- 

to e i divorziati si metteranno di nuovo insieme. Se vin- 

ce il Nero, ogni impresa diventerà possibile, persino 

prendere un treno regionale in orario. Se vince il Nero, 

gli automobilisti in coda manderanno baci dai finestri- 

ni, i petrolieri faranno la raccolta differenziata e le mo- 

delle smetteranno di tenere il broncio nelle sfilate. Se 

vince il Nero, i ghiacciai ghiacceranno, i buchi dell’ozo- 

no si tapperanno e l’effetto-serra cambierà vocale, di- 

ventando affettuoso. 

Se vince il Nero, non accadrà nulla di tutto questo, 

lo so. Eppure, se vince il Nero, sarà come per lo sbarco 

sulla Luna: le vite degli uomini resteranno ferme, ma 

l’umanità avrà compiuto un passo avanti. Se poi il Ne- 

ro si rivelerà all’altezza della sua bella faccia, a cui 

ognuno impresta le proprie speranze, e sarà costretto 

dalle aspettative degli altri a trasformarsi nel primo 

statista del secolo, allora avremo vinto tutti davvero. 

Sempre che vinca, il Nero. 

 

 

Mc Cain couple: Oct. 26, Zanesville, Ohio. 

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

 

GWB ON LEAVE

First prize, Presidential, WHNPA AWARDS 2008 President George W. Bush steps into the light as he leaves the Oval Office on his way to Marine One at the White House in Washington, January 30, 2007. 

REUTERS/Jason Reed

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: ACCORDING TO INTRADE.COM, Obama’s victory is overwhelming: 364 vs. 174 votes (270 threshold). 92% chances to win.

Intrade.com predicts (Nov. 3 evening e-mail):

See realtime updates of battleground states here.

Obama is ahead in swing states Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico.

John McCain leads in Georgia, Indiana, Montana and North Dakota.

Missouri has teetered red and blue in recent days, but as of 12:00 PM ET is tilting to Obama.

Missouri is now (11 am GMT, Nov. 4) still 51% blue, 50% red.

There were critical mass mechanisms at work in US political markets these late weeks, making McCain go down as financial markets do. In Trade registered Mc Cain as predicted winner only for a short time in September. From Lehman Bros’ failure, a trend pro-Obama started and became irreversible later on.

The global recession stemming now from the financial meltdown, is at the heart of these Asymmetrical Global Elections of a US President for the post-Bush world recovery and regulation. Obama vs McCain is also a battle of generations (go to our static page on the bio-economics of Generations).

As we argue in the associated blog deeprecession, the varieties of Socialisms are at stake in the recipes for dealing with this unprecedented collapse of capitalism, essentially a BOOMERANG EFFECT – due to an excess of success of Thanato-Capitalism against its mortal enemies: the oppressed and socialisms,  wages and the working classes. This engendered a deflationary regime in most markets since from the late 1980s (Aglietta and Berrebi), and, after some boom and bust, the current collapse of global capitalism.

Basically, to make it simple, there are 2 socialisms or paradigms competing now to take the legacy of Reaganite Capitalism.

a) Bio-socialism, the one we are arguing abut and studying in this site. It starts from the vital forces and needs of people. The socialism of liberated women, unoppressed farmers, and creative classes re-appropriating their returns from innovation and cooperation.

b) Thanato-State socialism, exploiting a declining bourgeois State, until it still works, to repair the crimes and damages of rentiers, while saving them as a class (even if some managers and speculators had 2B condemned, which is not yet  in sight, by the way). This is why, in the current contest, we call its mainstream version “Financial Socialism”.

Here is a recent piece of bio-economics, from September 30 Counterpunch:

Economics, Symbiosis and Parasitoids

A Biological Walk Down Wall Street

By STEPHEN MARTIN

It will be a great mistake for the community to shoot the millionaires, for they are the Bees that make the most honey, and contribute most to the hive even after they have gorged themselves full.

So wrote Andrew Carnegie.

Of course, Carnegie was more of a Main Street millionaire than a Wall Street millionaire. His wealth came through actual Industry, the production of steel used in construction and transport. But the comparison of millionaires with the biology of bees and the making of honey can set thought along certain lines, particularly given the bloodbath in progress on Wall St and the remarkable transformation in process; from free market economy to Socialist State. (Socialism for the wealthy, that is, the poor can still have the free market and the rugged individualism of fending for self /dependants in form of debt peonage.)

Financial socialism for the wealthy = HOOD ROBIN.

Bio-socialism for the oppressed = ROBIN HOOD

Picture: from wikipedia, under GNU Free Documentation License, taken in Nottingham in 2001.

We just received this mail from Prof. Roubini, and reproduce the entire document – for its clarity, objectivity, relevance, and the emergency in which subcriminal rentiers and their Reaganite State have thrown our own lives.

Thanks, Professor Roubini Hood!

Nouriel Roubini: The world is at severe risk of a global systemic financial meltdown and a severe global depression

 

The U.S. and advanced economies’ financial systems are now headed towards a near-term systemic financial meltdown as day after day stock markets are in free fall, money markets have shut down while their spreads are skyrocketing, and credit spreads are surging through the roof. There is now the beginning of a generalized run on the banking system of these economies; a collapse of the shadow banking system, i.e. those non-banks (broker dealers, non-bank mortgage lenders, SIV and conduits, hedge funds, money market funds, private equity firms) that, like banks, borrow short and liquid, are highly leveraged and lend and invest long and illiquid, and are thus at risk of a run on their short-term liabilities; and now a roll-off of the short term liabilities of the corporate sectors that may lead to widespread bankruptcies of solvent but illiquid financial and non-financial firms.

 

On the real economic side, all the advanced economies representing 55% of global GDP (U.S., Eurozone, UK, other smaller European countries, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Japan) entered a recession even before the massive financial shocks that started in the late summer made the liquidity and credit crunch even more virulent and will thus cause an even more severe recession than the one that started in the spring. So we have a severe recession, a severe financial crisis and a severe banking crisis in advanced economies.

 

There was no decoupling among advanced economies and there is no decoupling but rather recoupling of the emerging market economies with the severe crisis of the advanced economies. By the third quarter of this year global economic growth will be in negative territory signaling a global recession. The recoupling of emerging markets was initially limited to stock markets that fell even more than those of advanced economies as foreign investors pulled out of these markets; but then it spread to credit markets and money markets and currency markets bringing to the surface the vulnerabilities of many financial systems and corporate sectors that had experienced credit booms and that had borrowed short and in foreign currencies. Countries with large current account deficits and/or large fiscal deficits and with large short-term foreign currency liabilities and borrowings have been the most fragile. But even the better performing ones – like the BRICs club of Brazil, Russia, India and China – are now at risk of a hard landing. Trade and financial and currency and confidence channels are now leading to a massive slowdown of growth in emerging markets with many of them now at risk not only of a recession but also of a severe financial crisis.

 

The crisis was caused by the largest leveraged asset bubble and credit bubble in the history of humanity where excessive leveraging and bubbles were not limited to housing in the U.S. but also to housing in many other countries and excessive borrowing by financial institutions and some segments of the corporate sector and of the public sector in many and different economies: an housing bubble, a mortgage bubble, an equity bubble, a bond bubble, a credit bubble, a commodity bubble, a private equity bubble, a hedge funds bubble are all now bursting at once in the biggest real sector and financial sector deleveraging since the Great Depression.

 

At this point the recession train has left the station; the financial and banking crisis train has left the station. The delusion that the U.S. and advanced economies contraction would be short and shallow – a V-shaped six month recession – has been replaced by the certainty that this will be a long and protracted U-shaped recession that may last at least two years in the U.S. and close to two years in most of the rest of the world. And given the rising risk of a global systemic financial meltdown, the probability that the outcome could become a decade long L-shaped recession – like the one experienced by Japan after the bursting of its real estate and equity bubble – cannot be ruled out.

 

And in a world where there is a glut and excess capacity of goods while aggregate demand is falling, soon enough we will start to worry about deflation, debt deflation, liquidity traps and what monetary policy makers should do to fight deflation when policy rates get dangerously close to zero.

 

At this point the risk of an imminent stock market crash – like the one-day collapse of 20% plus in U.S. stock prices in 1987 – cannot be ruled out as the financial system is breaking down, panic and lack of confidence in any counterparty is sharply rising and the investors have totally lost faith in the ability of policy authorities to control this meltdown.

 

This disconnect between more and more aggressive policy actions and easings, and greater and greater strains in the financial market is scary. When Bear Stearns’ creditors were bailed out to the tune of $30 bn in March, the rally in equity, money and credit markets lasted eight weeks; when in July the U.S. Treasury announced legislation to bail out the mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie, the rally lasted four weeks; when the actual $200 billion rescue of these firms was undertaken and their $6 trillion liabilities taken over by the U.S. government, the rally lasted one day, and by the next day the panic had moved to Lehman’s collapse; when AIG was bailed out to the tune of $85 billion, the market did not even rally for a day and instead fell 5%. Next when the $700 billion U.S. rescue package was passed by the U.S. Senate and House, markets fell another 7% in two days as there was no confidence in this flawed plan and the authorities. Next, as authorities in the U.S. and abroad took even more radical policy actions between October 6th and October 9th (payment of interest on reserves, doubling of the liquidity support of banks, extension of credit to the seized corporate sector, guarantees of bank deposits, plans to recapitalize banks, coordinated monetary policy easing, etc.), the stock markets and the credit markets and the money markets fell further and further and at accelerated rates day after day all week, including another 7% fall in U.S. equities today.

 

When in markets that are clearly way oversold, even the most radical policy actions don’t provide rallies or relief to market participants. You know that you are one step away from a market crash and a systemic financial sector and corporate sector collapse. A vicious circle of deleveraging, asset collapses, margin calls, and cascading falls in asset prices well below falling fundamentals, and panic is now underway.

 

At this point severe damage is done and one cannot rule out a systemic collapse and a global depression. It will take a significant change in leadership of economic policy and very radical, coordinated policy actions among all advanced and emerging market economies to avoid this economic and financial disaster. Urgent and immediate necessary actions that need to be done globally (with some variants across countries depending on the severity of the problem and the overall resources available to the sovereigns) include:

• another rapid round of policy rate cuts of the order of at least 150 basis points on average globally;

• a temporary blanket guarantee of all deposits while a triage between insolvent financial institutions that need to be shut down and distressed but solvent institutions that need to be partially nationalized with injections of public capital is made;

• a rapid reduction of the debt burden of insolvent households preceded by a temporary freeze on all foreclosures;

• massive and unlimited provision of liquidity to solvent financial institutions;

• public provision of credit to the solvent parts of the corporate sector to avoid a short-term debt refinancing crisis for solvent but illiquid corporations and small businesses;

• a massive direct government fiscal stimulus packages that includes public works, infrastructure spending, unemployment benefits, tax rebates to lower income households and provision of grants to strapped and crunched state and local government;

• a rapid resolution of the banking problems via triage, public recapitalization of financial institutions and reduction of the debt burden of distressed households and borrowers;

• an agreement between lender and creditor countries running current account surpluses and borrowing, and debtor countries running current account deficits to maintain an orderly financing of deficits and a recycling of the surpluses of creditors to avoid a disorderly adjustment of such imbalances.

 

At this point anything short of these radical and coordinated actions may lead to a market crash, a global systemic financial meltdown and to a global depression. The time to act is now as all the policy officials of the world are meeting this weekend in Washington at the IMF and World Bank annual meetings.