Saturday, October 26, 2013

CIA erkent officieel rol staatsgreep Iran 1953

Ik had dit een tijdje terug al willen bloggen, maar ik was het eigenlijk vergeten, maar ik wil jullie er niet van onthouden, dus ik blog het alsnog!

Onder leiding van directeur Allen Dulles hielp de CIA in 1953 bij de staatsgreep in Iran. © ANP.

De Amerikaanse inlichtingendienst CIA heeft voor het eerst officieel erkend betrokken te zijn geweest bij de staatsgreep tegen de regering van premier Mohammed Mossadeq in Iran in 1953. De CIA heeft de geheimhoudingsplicht van een document opgegeven waaruit de rol van de dienst blijkt, meldden Amerikaanse media.

Het document is maandag gepubliceerd door het onderzoekscentrum Nationaal Veiligheidsarchief dat het via de rechter in handen kreeg.

 Het gaat om een passage waarin de CIA uitlegt wie de democratisch gekozen Mossadeq (1882-1967) opzijschoof: 'De militaire coup die de regering van Mossadeq en zijn Nationale Front ten val bracht, is uitgevoerd onder leiding van de CIA als een onderdeel van de buitenlandse politiek, ontwikkeld en goedgekeurd op de hoogste niveaus van de (Amerikaanse) regering.'

 Het was al lang geen geheim meer dat de CIA samen met de Britse geheime dienst de populaire Mossadeq ten val bracht. Mossadeq had westerse olieondernemingen in Iran genationaliseerd. Het ingrijpen betekende een kentering in de westerse politiek in het Midden-Oosten.

De Amerikanen vervingen definitief de Britten als voornaamste westerse speler in de regio. Washington bemoeide zich intensief met de regio, onder meer met onvoorwaardelijke steun aan Israël. De VS stuurden militairen naar onder meer Libanon (1958), Oman (1970), Libië (1986), Koeweit en Irak (1991), Afghanistan (2001) en weer Irak (2003).


And now it's global COOLING! Return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 29% in a year!

• 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than in 2012
• BBC reported in 2007 global warming would leave Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013
• Publication of UN climate change report suggesting global warming caused by humans pushed back to later this month

A chilly Arctic summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 29 per cent.

The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.

Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.

Click on picture to enlarge.

The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left ice-bound and a cruise ship attempting the route was forced to turn back.

Some eminent scientists now believe the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century – a process that would expose computer forecasts of imminent catastrophic warming as dangerously misleading.

The disclosure comes 11 months after The Mail on Sunday triggered intense political and scientific debate by revealing that global warming has ‘paused’ since the beginning of 1997 – an event that the computer models used by climate experts failed to predict.

In March, this newspaper further revealed that temperatures are about to drop below the level that the models forecast with ‘90 per cent certainty’. The pause – which has now been accepted as real by every major climate research centre – is important, because the models’ predictions of ever-increasing global temperatures have made many of the world’s economies divert billions of pounds into ‘green’ measures to counter climate change.

Those predictions now appear gravely flawed. The continuing furore caused by The Mail on Sunday’s revelations – which will now be amplified by the return of the Arctic ice sheet – has forced the UN’s climate change body to reconsider its position.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was due in October to start publishing its Fifth Assessment Report – a huge three-volume study issued every six or seven years. It will hold a pre-summit in Stockholm later this month.

(HOW NSIDC GOT ITS FIGURES WRONG AND THEN KEPT QUIET Since publication of the original version of this article, the US source of the figures – the NASA-funded National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) - was discovered to have made a huge error and then quietly corrected the figure without mentioning it.
On September 4, NSIDC, based at the University of Colorado, stated on its website that in August 2013 the Arctic ice cover recovered by a record 2.38 million sq km – 919,000 sq miles – from its 2012 low. News of this figure was widely reported – including by Mailonline - on September 8.
But on September 10, the NSIDC quietly changed it to 1.38 million sq km (533,000 sq miles) – and replaced the original document so the old figure no longer shows up on a main Google search. It can now only be found on an old ‘cached’ page.
The figures in this article have now been corrected. Prompted by an inquiry from ‘green’ blogger Bob Ward, the NSIDC’s spokeswoman Natasha Vizcarra said the mistake was a ‘typographical error’, telling him: ‘There are no plans to make a statement on the change because it was not an error in the data.’)

(THERE WON'T BE ANY ICE AT ALL! HOW THE BBC PREDICTED CHAOS IN 2007 Only six years ago, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be ice-free in summer by 2013, citing a scientist in the US who claimed this was a ‘conservative’ forecast. Perhaps it was their confidence that led more than 20 yachts to try to sail the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific this summer.
As of last week, all these vessels were stuck in the ice, some at the eastern end of the passage in Prince Regent Inlet, others further west at Cape Bathurst. Shipping experts said the only way these vessels were likely to be freed was by the icebreakers of the Canadian coastguard.
According to the official Canadian government website, the Northwest Passage has remained ice-bound and impassable all summer.
The BBC’s 2007 report quoted scientist Professor Wieslaw Maslowski, who based his views on super-computer models and the fact that ‘we use a high-resolution regional model for the Arctic Ocean and sea ice’. He was confident his results were ‘much more realistic’ than other projections, which ‘underestimate the amount of heat delivered to the sea ice’.
Also quoted was Cambridge University expert Professor Peter Wadhams. He backed Professor Maslowski, saying his model was ‘more efficient’ than others because it ‘takes account of processes that happen internally in the ice’. He added: ‘This is not a cycle; not just a fluctuation. In the end, it will all just melt away quite suddenly.’)

Leaked documents show that governments which support and finance the IPCC are demanding more than 1,500 changes to the report’s ‘summary for policymakers’.

They say its current draft does not properly explain the pause. At the heart of the row lie two questions: the extent to which temperatures will rise with carbon dioxide levels, as well as how much of the warming over the past 150 years – so far, just 0.8C – is down to human greenhouse gas emissions and how much is due to natural variability.

In its draft report, the IPCC says it is ‘95 per cent confident’ that global warming has been caused by humans – up from 90 per cent in 2007.

This claim is already hotly disputed. US climate expert Professor Judith Curry said last night: ‘In fact, the uncertainty is getting bigger. It’s now clear the models are way too sensitive to carbon dioxide. I cannot see any basis for the IPCC increasing its confidence level.’

She pointed to long-term cycles in ocean temperature, which have a huge influence on climate and suggest the world may be approaching a period similar to that from 1965 to 1975, when there was a clear cooling trend. This led some scientists at the time to forecast an imminent ice age.

Professor Anastasios Tsonis, of the University of Wisconsin, was one of the first to investigate the ocean cycles. He said: ‘We are already in a cooling trend, which I think will continue for the next 15 years at least. There is no doubt the warming of the 1980s and 1990s has stopped.

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Then... NASA satellite images showing the spread of Arctic sea ice 27th August 2012

...And now, much bigger: The same Nasa image taken in 2013

‘The IPCC claims its models show a pause of 15 years can be expected. But that means that after only a very few years more, they will have to admit they are wrong.’ Others are more cautious. Dr Ed Hawkins, of Reading University, drew the graph published by The Mail on Sunday in March showing how far world temperatures have diverged from computer predictions.

He admitted the cycles may have caused some of the recorded warming, but insisted that natural variability alone could not explain all of the temperature rise over the past 150 years. Nonetheless, the belief that summer Arctic ice is about to disappear remains an IPCC tenet, frequently flung in the face of critics who point to the pause.

Yet there is mounting evidence that Arctic ice levels are cyclical. Data uncovered by climate historians show that there was a massive melt in the 1920s and 1930s, followed by intense re-freezes that ended only in 1979 – the year the IPCC says that shrinking began.

Professor Curry said the ice’s behaviour over the next five years would be crucial, both for understanding the climate and for future policy. ‘Arctic sea ice is the indicator to watch,’ she said.


Friday, October 25, 2013

The Bees and Dinosaurs Connection -> Both Went Extinct 65 Million Years Ago

For the first time ever, scientists have documented a widespread extinction of bees that occurred 65 million years ago, concurrent with the massive event that wiped out land dinosaurs and many flowering plants. Their findings, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, could shed light on the current decline in bee species.

Lead author Sandra Rehan, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UNH, worked with colleagues Michael Schwarz at Australia’s Flinders University and Remko Leys at the South Australia Museum to model a mass extinction in bee group Xylocopinae, or carpenter bees, at the end of the Cretaceous and beginning of the Paleogene eras, known as the K-T boundary.

Previous studies have suggested a widespread extinction among flowering plants at the K-T boundary, and it’s long been assumed that the bees who depended upon those plants would have met the same fate. Yet unlike the dinosaurs, “there is a relatively poor fossil record of bees,” says Rehan, making the confirmation of such an extinction difficult.

Rehan and colleagues overcame the lack of fossil evidence for bees with a technique called molecular phylogenetics. Analyzing DNA sequences of four “tribes” of 230 species of carpenter bees from every continent except Antarctica for insight into evolutionary relationships, the researchers began to see patterns consistent with a mass extinction. Combining fossil records with the DNA analysis, the researchers could introduce time into the equation, learning not only how the bees are related but also how old they are.

“The data told us something major was happening in four different groups of bees at the same time,” says Rehan, of UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. “And it happened to be the same time as the dinosaurs went extinct.”

While much of Rehan’s work involves behavioral observation of bees native to the northeast of North America, this research taps the computer-heavy bioinformatics side of her research, assembling genomic data to elucidate similarities and differences among the various species over time. Marrying observations from the field with genomic data, she says, paints a fuller picture of these bees’ behaviors over time.

“If you could tell their whole story, maybe people would care more about protecting them,” she says. Indeed, the findings of this study have important implications for today’s concern about the loss in diversity of bees, a pivotal species for agriculture and biodiversity.

“Understanding extinctions and the effects of declines in the past can help us understand the pollinator decline and the global crisis in pollinators today,” Rehan says.

The article, “First evidence for a massive extinction event affecting bees close to the K-T boundary,” is published in the Oct. 23, 2013 edition of PLOS ONE. Funding for the research was provided by Endeavour Research Fellowships (Rehan) and Australian Research Council Discovery Grants (Schwarz).

Originally published by: UNH Today


Monday, October 21, 2013

RFK 'stole his brother's BRAIN and kept it so that no one could tell how sick the President really was before his assassination'

A new book alleges that Robert Kennedy stole the remnants of his slain brother's brain after the autopsy was performed on the President.

After the shooting in Dallas, President Kennedy's body was flown to Washington and taken to the Bethesda Naval Hospital for a full autopsy.

His brain was put in a stainless steel container with a screw top lid, which was then stored at a Secret Service facility.

Keeping it in the family: A new book alleges that Robert Kennedy (left) took the case that contained his brother Jack's (right) brain after he was shot and killed

The aftermath: President Kennedy was shot in Dallas and his assassination was the subject of several investigations and inquiries but there is no officials word on where the slain president's brain is now

At some point, that steel container was put inside a footlocker and then transported to the National Archives.

Author James Swanson, who wrote End Of Days: The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy, told The New York Post that it was 'placed in a secure room designated for the use of JFK’s devoted former secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, while she organized his presidential papers.'

'In October 1966, it was discovered that the brain, the tissue slides and other autopsy materials were missing — and they have never been seen since,' Swanson said. His investigation led him to believe that then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy took the brain with the help of his secretary.

In mourning: Robert Kennedy stood at Jacqueline during her husband's funeral

It was only revealed years after the President's death that he had suffered from Addison's Disease for much of his adult life.

The potentially-fatal disease occurs when a person's body produces insufficient hormones, and as such the treatment involves a number of replacement hormones being supplemented to the system through medication.

 He was also diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and had severe back pain, making it unsurprising that he had a steady stream of medication prescribed to him by one of three doctors during his presidency. This book is one of many that are being released prior to the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's death on November 22, 1963.


Additional Info;  These are pictures of either JFK's back brace, or him wearing it.

'Robert Kennedy stal hersenen van broer JFK'

Hoe absurd het ook klinkt: het is niet uitgesloten dat Robert Kennedy de hersenen van zijn broer, de vermoorde president John F. Kennedy, heeft gestolen uit de National Archives. Dat beweert James Swanson in zijn boek 'End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy'.

'Niet alle bewijsstukken van de moord bevinden zich in de Nationale Archieven', aldus Swanson. 'Eén uniek, macaber item uit de collectie ontbreekt: president Kennedy's hersenen.'

Volgens Swanson zijn tijdens de autopsie op het lichaam van JFK de hersenen in een aparte bak geplaatst en tijdelijk in een kast bij de Secret Service gezet. Daarna zou het 'item' samen met andere medische bewijsstukken in een opberglade zijn beland, bestemd voor het archief.

In oktober 1966 was ontdekt dat de hersenen ontbraken plus enkele andere medische bewijsstukken. Sindsdien is het brein niet meer gezien, zo vertelt Swanson tegen de New York Post.

Er is destijds een onderzoek uitgevoerd door de toenmalige procureur-generaal Ramsey Clark. Die vond de hersenen niet terug, maar stelde wel dat er 'overweldigend bewijs was dat suggereert dat de voormalige procureur generaal, Robert Kennedy, de stukken heeft gestolen', aldus Swanson. Kennedy zou hulp hebben gekregen van zijn assistent Angie Novello.

Sinds de moord op JFK, op 22 november 1963 in Dallas, doen vele theorieën de ronde. De hersenen zouden zijn gestolen om te verdoezelen dat de president van voren in het hoofd is geschoten, en niet van achter. Volgens Swanson speelde dit voor broer Robert geen rol. Hij zou mogelijk de hersenen hebben gestolen om geheim te kunnen houden aan welke ziektes de president leed of welke medicijnen hij gebruikte.

Robert Kennedy is op 5 juni 1968 doodgeschoten in Los Angeles. Hij had toen inmiddels besloten mee te dingen naar de Democratische kandidatuur voor het presidentschap.