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Barack Obama Hosts Unprecedented International Nuclear Summit

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April 12, 2010: VOA News Editors / Voice Of America (VOA) – April 12, 2010

U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting a summit of 47 countries for unprecedented nuclear security talks aimed at developing a strategy to keep weapons out of the hands of terrorists. The two-day conference in Washington opens later Monday, and is the largest gathering of world leaders hosted by the U.S. in more than six decades.

Ahead of the start of the meeting, President Obama held separate talks with King Abdullah of Jordan and the prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak.  Later in the day, he meets with the presidents of Ukraine, Armenia and China. Before leaving for Washington, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he plans to urge the delegates to immediately begin negotiations on a treaty to ban fissile materials for nuclear weapons.  Mr. Ban said he will also urge leaders at the summit to convene on the matter at the United Nations in September.  

President Obama says the possibility of terrorists obtaining a nuclear weapon is the “single biggest threat” to U.S. security. Mr. Obama told reporters Sunday that terrorist groups like al-Qaida are trying to secure nuclear weapons, and if they succeed it could change the global security landscape for years to come.  He said terrorists would not hesitate to use those weapons.

Mr. Obama hopes to enlist other nations to help secure all loose nuclear materials — items that could cause harm if they fell into the hands of terrorists — within four years. North Korea, Iran, and Syria, much criticized by the West for their suspected nuclear agendas, were not invited to the summit.  

On Sunday, President Obama met separately with leaders from nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, as well as from Kazakhstan and South Africa — two countries he said have helped in the effort to restrain the spread of nuclear weapons.

The White House says Mr. Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Tuesday, just a week after Turkey returned its ambassador to Washington.  The ambassador was recalled to protest a vote by a U.S. congressional committee on a resolution that calls the World War One-era killing of Armenians a “genocide.”

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled plans to attend the summit, sending the country’s atomic energy minister instead, because of concerns that Israel’s undeclared nuclear weapons program would become a central topic.  Turkey’s prime minister said Sunday the world is turning a blind eye to Israel’s nuclear program, and he vowed to raise the issue.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: (Ahem) The “single biggest threat” to the American people is the United States government itself… – SJH 

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http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/usa/US-President-Warns-of-Terrorists-With-Nukes-90598729.html

Ron Paul: President Obama Is Not A Socialist – He’s A Corporatist!

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April 12, 2010: Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo (TPM) – April 10, 2010

Near the end of the third day of this year’s Southern Republican Leadership Conference, it was time for Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) to take the stage. Paul, fresh off his victory in the CPAC straw poll, gave a characteristically fired-up speech that took on the views of the Republican party establishment.

“The question has been raised about whether or not our president is a socialist,” Paul said. “I am sure there are some people here who believe it. But in the technical sense, in the economic definition of a what a socialist is, no, he’s not a socialist.”

“He’s a corporatist,” Paul continued. “And unfortunately we have corporatists inside the Republican party and that means you take care of corporations and corporations take over and run the country.”

Paul said examples of President Obama’s “corporatism” were evident in the heath care reform bill he signed into law last month. He said the mandate in the bill put the power over health care in the hands of corporations rather than private citizens. But he said the bill wasn’t the only place where corporatism is creeping into Washington. “We see it in the financial institutions, we see it in the military-industrial complex,” he said. “And now we see it in the medical-industrial complex.”

Despite his opposition to the bill, and despite Republican calls to repeal it, Paul said that when it comes to the landmark health care bill, “throwing it all out is probably not going to happen.” He said the only hope Republicans have is to change the bill for the better. Paul said he will introduce his own legislative fix when the Congress returns from recess next week. “There’s one piece of legislation that I’m going to introduce, it’s going to be one page long,” he said. “It will be to remove the mandate so you don’t have to participate if you don’t want to.”

His speech, which touched on his oft-repeated calls to close down American military bases overseas and shift toward libertarian-style social policy, drew cheers from the Paul fans in the crowd and what sounded like boos from others in the room.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”Benito Mussolini: “The Doctrine of Fascism” – 1935

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http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/04/ron-paul-president-obama-is-not-a-socialst.php

NATO Troops Open Fire On Bus Full Of Afghan Civilians, Killing 4

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April 12, 2010: Mail Foreign Service / Mail Online – April 12, 2010

International troops opened fire on a bus carrying Afghan civilians today, killing four people and setting off anti-American protests by furious locals. Witnesses said the bus, which was travelling in Kandahar province’s Zhari district, had pulled over to allow an American convoy to pass when gunfire broke out. The shooting left another 18 people wounded, 12 of whom were taken to a military hospital.

NATO said it was investigating the incident and would not reveal the nationality of the troops involved. Passenger Rozi Mohammad, who was interviewed at hospital, said the bus had just left the Kandahar terminal when it pulled over to allow the convoy to take over.

Shooting broke out as the third or fourth American vehicle went by, he said, with gunfire coming from the direction of the convoy. ‘They just suddenly opened fire, I don’t know why. We had been stopped and after that I don’t know what happened,’ he said.

Within hours, scores of Afghans had blocked the main highway out of Kandahar city with burning tires, chanting ‘Death to America,’ and calling for the downfall of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, himself a Kandahar native. Karzai issued a statement condemning the attack and expressing condolences to the victims. ‘This shooting involving a civilian bus violates NATO’s commitment to safeguard civilian life,’ Karzai said. ‘The Americans are constantly killing our civilians and the government is not demanding an explanation,’ said resident Mohammad Razaq. ‘We demand justice from the Karzai government and the punishment of those soldiers responsible.’

The shooting came as two suicide bombers attacked an Afghan intelligence services compound in Kandahar, which is the largest city in southern Afghanistan. Afghan forces shot and wounded one of the attackers, who then detonated his explosives belt. The second bomber was also killed, although it wasn’t clear if he too had blown himself up. Two intelligence agents and a teacher at a nearby school were injured in the attack, according to Ahmed Wali Karzai, the head of Kandahar’s provincial council.

Kandahar was the seat of the Taliban regime ousted in 2001 and insurgents remain active there despite a heavy presence of foreign forces. NATO is gearing up for a long-anticipated allied operation to push the Taliban out of Kandahar, from which the hardline Islamic movement emerged as a political and military force in the 1990s. Securing it is key to the U.S. military and NATO’s aim of turning around the war, but anger stirred by civilian deaths could undercut local support. The top Nato commander in Afghanistan, U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has issued strict orders to his troops to try to reduce civilian casualties.

Kandahar spokesman Ayubi said the provincial government strongly condemned the shooting. NATO spokesman Mst. Sgt. Jeff Loftin said the alliance had dispatched a team to the scene to investigate, but didn’t say whether its troops were responsible for the civilian deaths. At least 2,412 Afghan civilians were killed in fighting last year, an increase of 14 percent from 2008, according to the United Nations.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The slaughter of innocent civilians continues in order to foment a revolution so as to rationalize more foreign troops on Afghan soil to protect the opium trade and fund covert Black Ops around the globe… - SJH

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1265418/Afghan-fury-die-NATO-troops-open-bus-civilians.html

Did The Global Elite Assassinate Poland President Lech Kaczynski?

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April 12, 2010: Kurt Nimmo / Infowars.com – April 12, 2010

Damian Thompson, writing for the Daily Telegraph, says there will be plenty of conspiracy theories floating around cyberspace in response to the death of Polish president Lech Kaczynski and a large number of Polish VIPs in a plane crash last week.

“One of the nastier consequences of international disasters is that conspiracy theorists rush to judgment – and I do mean rush,” writes Thompson. “The fact that the president and so many of the Polish elite were on a visit to Russia will feature prominently in the fantastic stories being cooked up in cyberspace right now. And I can say with confidence that they are being cooked up, because Poland, like most East European countries, is obsessed with conspiracies. Russians, Jews, Americans, Freemasons – they will all be blamed. Some stories will be more credible than others.’

He missed one: the international bankster cartel. Not only did Poland decline to be a victim of the bankster loan sharking operation, Poland’s central bank had the audacity to offer the IMF a loan to “help other countries overcome the effects of the global crisis,” the AFP reported on March 29, 2010. Poland was the only member of the 27-nation European Union to have experienced growth in 2009 and the IMF forecast that its economy would expand by 2.75 percent this year and by 3.25 percent in 2011.

Poland’s zloty grew by 1.7 percent in 2009, a remarkable feat given that European Union countries contracted by an average of 4.1 percent and no other EU economy grew at all. “Poland avoided eastern Europe’s worst lending binges. Kaczynski frustrated some of his opponents by being in no rush to head towards the euro party,” the Daily Telegraph reports today.

Earlier this month, Czech Central Bank Vice Deputy Mojmir Hampl said the IMF fueled Eastern Europe’s crisis to create a situation that would compel regional states to request the help from the globalist loan sharking operation. “He said that the institution, which offered emergency funds for Hungary, Lithuania, Ukraine and Romania, misinterpreted some data because they are looking for new clients as the leadership changed,” HotNews reported.

Indeed, the leadership has now changed in Poland and it looks like a pro-euro political leader may replace Kaczynski. “Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s pro-euro Civic Platform party is likely to cement its grip on power in a presidential election that must now be held by June after President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash,” reports Bloomberg today.

Kaczynski resisted Tusk’s effort to accept adopting the euro. “Kaczynski, who over the past three years had tried to block government efforts to overhaul Poland’s debt-ridden healthcare and pension systems, was also the last EU leader besides Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic to sign the Lisbon Treaty, and opposed Tusk’s euro adoption goal.”

In addition, Kaczynski placed a euro-skeptic ally in charge of the central bank, Slawomir Skrzypek, who was also killed in the crash. It looks like Poland may soon join the EU Borg hive with open arms.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: This is beginning to look more and more suspicious… – SJH 

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http://www.infowars.com/did-the-global-elite-kill-polish-president-kaczynski/

Agents Provocateurs Announce Plans To Stage ‘Tea Party’ Violence

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April 12, 2010: Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet.com – April 12, 2010

With the establishment desperate to engender and exploit violence which will be used to demonize the Tea Party movement as an extremist mob, so-called anarchists are now openly declaring their intentions to pose as Tea Party members and stage violence in order to discredit populist grass roots organizations.

As we warned last week, leading anarchist groups have announced that they plan to “crash” the nationwide Tea Party protests on April 15, a promise that should not be taken lightly given the proven history of such organizations being infiltrated and steered by authorities to provocateur pointless mayhem and violence that serves as a justification for oppressing peaceful protest groups.

Now a new website called crashtheteaparty.org has appeared to act as a forum through which such activity can be planned. The website openly states its mission is to have people infiltrate and pose as Tea Party members and then carry out shameful acts in order to “dismantle and demolish” the Tea Party. The website is registered to a man named Josh Levin.

“Whenever possible, we will act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways which exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled protest signs, wild claims in TV interviews, etc.) to further distance them from mainstream America and damage the public’s opinion of them. We will also use the inside information that we have gained in order to disrupt and derail their plans,” states the website.

“In other words, some on the Left in American politics are running a KGB-like “false flag” operation to discredit the Tea Party,” writes the Washington Examiner’s Josh Tapscott. “They couldn’t sell the transparently nonsensical idea that Tea Partiers are just a bunch of racists, homophobes and morons, so the Crash the Party agents on the Left are infiltrating the Tea Party in order to pose as a bunch of racists, homophobes and morons.”

“It’s among the most illustrative expressions ever of the thirst on the Left to suppress dissent by whatever means are necessary,” he adds.

Given the virulent hatred for free speech such groups embrace, it’s unsurprising that merely staging a counter-demonstration is not good enough for them – they have to impersonate and undermine their political opposition in a completely underhanded and immature fashion.

Despite the fact that the website preaches non-violence, several of the posts appear to be from anarchists posing as Tea Party members and threatening violence. One such post entitled, “Tea Party Members, Step Aside Or Be Violently Put Aside,” written by “The Invisible Tea Party,” advocates violent overthrow of the government and plays precisely into the hands of the establishment’s recent drive to characterize any opposition whatsoever to the federal government as potentially violent.

“If the facade of the Tea Party Movement does not step aside…well…they will have to be forced aside at their rallies and on their websites and if they are forced…it will not be peaceful,” states the post.

Respondents to the post call out the originator as an anarchist posing as a Tea Party member, advocating violence as a means of discrediting the Tea Party. “I think your full of crap Febbs, before the swarm of tea party patriots you were collaborating with the web-master “The mad hatter,” writes one.

Other anarchists posing as Tea Party members openly spout racism in an attempt to fulfil the need to portray the Tea Party movement as “racists, homophobes and morons”. “We need to bring some colored nigeros to the next tea party so we don’t appear to be racists. We have to bring some tame ones, not the wild street apes with gold teeth and saggy pants,” writes one poster.

The rest of the forum appears to have been completely overrun by real Tea Party members who have taken delight in turning the whole thing into a farce by challenging the provocateurs to real debates, something which anarchists tend to shy away from when they’re not pointlessly shattering windows at the local downtown McDonalds.

The Washington Examiner’s Josh Tapscott labels the whole effort, “Saul Alinsky on steroids”. As Tapscott rightly points out, the success of the “crash the Tea Party” scam will depend upon whether the mainstream media takes the bait, which is almost a certainty considering how the press wholesale manufactured the alleged Emmanuel Cleaver “racist spitting” farce, which as videos of the incident later proved, amounted to nothing more than an old man yelling.

“It’s a classic KGB-style disinformation campaign. Will mainstream media editors and reporters be fooled? Will they know it when they are being scammed by Crash the Party? Will they expose Crash the Party operatives or cooperate with them in their effort to misrepresent millions of Americans?” concludes Tapscott.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: If they’re wearing masks and provoking violence, they’re most assuredly either Federal agents, or idiots infiltrated by the Feds… – SJH 

Link to original article below…

http://www.infowars.com/provocateurs-openly-announce-plans-to-stage-tea-party-violence/

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