Friday, April 14, 2006
April 26 marks the 20th anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Anti-nuclear activists are still trying to turn Chernobyl into a bigger disaster than it really was.
Although the Number Four nuclear reactor at Chernobyl exploded just before dawn on April 26, 1986, Soviet secrecy prevented the world from learning about the accident for days. Once details began to emerge, however, the anti-nuclear scare machine swung into action.
Three days after the accident Greenpeace scientists predicted the accident would cause 10,000 people to get cancer over a 20-year period within a 625-mile radius of the plant. Greenpeace also estimated that 2,000 to 4,000 people in Sweden would develop cancer over a 30-year period from the radioactive fallout.
At the same time, Helen Caldicott, president emeritus of the anti-nuclear Physicians for Social Responsibility, predicted the accident would cause almost 300,000 cancers in 5 to 50 years and cause almost 1 million people either to be rendered sterile or mentally retarded, or to develop radiation sickness, menstrual problems and other health problems.
University of California-Berkeley medical physicist and nuclear power critic Dr. John Gofman made the most dire forecast. He predicted at an American Chemical Society meeting that the Chernobyl accident would cause 1 million cancers worldwide, half of them fatal. Greenpeace have never apologised for the claim of 2,000 dead in Sweden so nobody can honestly deny the standard of honesty of that organisation is less than 1 in 2,000. The equivalent applies to Physicians for Lies.
In a similar spirit BBC Radio Scotland today said the "Sir David King, the government's chief science advisor had given his strongest warning yet that we are headed for a 3 degree warming". Since Sir David claimed in 2004 that temperatures were going up so fast that by 2100 the only inhabitable continent would be Antarctica (as favourably reported by the Indie) he has clearly backed off by several dozen degrees from this rather stronger warning. I emailed the BBC to say that they should correct this untrue story. On the following news programme they dropped (but obviously did not correct) the words "strongest warning" & carried a long interview with the boss of Scottish Renewables who, impartially, reported that windfarms are a wonderful & popular thing much better than nuclear. Naturally the BBC still refuse to give airtime to spokespeople from SONE or any other unambiguously pro-nuclear body.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
You are quite correct in your deductions since it is logically consistent with the evidence.
Based on the evidence provided by the ICTY themselves (some of it clearly inadvertant as a result of their clumsy coverup in the immediate aftermath of his death) i.e., public statements from ICTY officials (doctors/toxicologists) that they performed blood tests on January 12 which revealed the presence of the Leprosy drug 'Rifampicine' in Milosevic's blood but kept it secret from Milosevic,his doctors,lawyers and the entire world for TWO MONTHS until March 7, is clear evidence of foul play on the part of officials in the ICTY.
The fact that the ICTY had to change their story repeatedly resulting in numerous self- contradictory and inconsistent statements also points to a clear coverup.
For example, once the Dutch NOS TV station revealed certain facts soon after Milosevic's death - especially that Milosevic had a blood test on January 12 - which the ICTY doctors themselves admitted was performed in order to find out why Milosevic's heart medication wasn't working - and yet failed to tell anyone in the world including Milosevic himself until March 7 - and yet he dies three short days after writing a letter to the Russian embassy complaining of being poisoned.
The constantly changing stories by ICTY officials - all contradictory of one another - given for his death were also highly suspicious.
They first said it was "natural causes", then said "possibly suicide", then they said he took the "wrong medicine" - without explaining how he could have possibly taken the medicine without them knowing - since he was always closely watched and was ONLY given medicine by the prison dispensary in the presence of armed guards.
Then they changed their story yet again by claiming that he must have been "poisoning himself in secret" in a "complex plot to escape to Russia" - even though this necessitated the involvement of his lawyers,doctors, the Russian government and even the ICTY ITSELF (since it was known Milosevic was under strict 24/7 Video surveillance & ALL medicine as indicated previously had to be taken from the prison dispensary in the presence of armed prison guards then how on earth could he be "poisoning himself" in secret?!)
The "poisoning himself in secret" story just didn't make any sense; realizing the absurdity, the ICTY offials simply changed their story yet again and LIED by making the ludicrous claim that he WASN'T monitored 24/7 and that "alcohol and other drugs" were being "smuggled in" to the prison for months before his death!!
But since this necessitated knowing involvement on the part of ICTY officials/guards, they had to change their story yet again by claiming that though the prison guards knew about this alleged smuggling of alcohol and drugs for months,somehow,because of sheer "incompetence", nothing was done about it by the higher ups (i.e the judges/prosecutors) and Milosevic was happily able to poison himself for months on end (and presumably also get drunk)!
The fact that soon after Milosevic's death the Dutch NOS TV station revealed that the ICTY ADMITTED that they KNEW about the presence of the Leprosy drug in his blood since January 12 - but supposedly did nothing about it for two entire months really threw a spanner in the works. This is where the cover up simply fell apart and blew a massive hole in the ICTY's initial "we didn't know he was poisoning himself so couldn't do anything about it" story.
Someone INSIDE the ICTY had to administering the Leprosy drug to Milosevic covertly without his knowledge and that was clearly revealed in the complaint letter that Milosevic wrote to the Russian embassy on March 8 after he received the blood test report -the day before - on March 7 -TWO MONTHS late.
Since in this letter Milosevic makes clear that the ICTY has repeatedly refused to let him go to Russia for heart surgery (even as late as his last appeal of February 24,2006 his request for medical treatment was denied)Milosevic pointed out that Russian specialists would quickly detect the Leprosy drug in a routine blood test - and thus clearly PROVE his poisoning by the ICTY - is it any surprise that the letter doesn't get delivered until AFTER his death?
Then they changed their story yet again and said that Milosevic WASN'T poisoned because they found no PRESCRIBED drugs in "toxic concentrations". How cute. Meaning he wasn't poisoned by the medicines he was SUPPOSED to be taking.
Even though ICTY officials admit that the Leprosy drug, 'Rifampicine', is an UNPRESCRIBED drug which apart from interfering with (i.e., blocking) heart medication - in effect acting as a POISON - it also quickly dissipates from the body leaving no trace of its presence (which they themselves admit) they still had the audacity to attempt to mislead the public by twisting the facts to make it sound as if he just simply wasn't poisoned in any way at all.
The fact that the ICTY blood test report of January 12 did not get delivered to Milosevic until March 7 - two months late - causing him to write his very concerned letter on March 8, outlining his grave fears about being poisoned, and the fact that his MArch 8 lettr did not get delivered to the Russian embassy until well AFTER Milosevic's death speaks volumes about who the only murderer could possibly be: NATO.
Since NATO have on numerous occasions publically admitted that they own - and ipso facto - control the ICTY, it can also be proved by the fact that Clinton's former "peace envoy", Richard Holbrooke was even able to intervene recently directly with the president of the ICTY on behalf of an ICTY-indicted KLA mass murderer, Mr.Ramush Haradinaj, to have Mr. Haradinaj released from The Hague prison without him having to even face trial - let alone be convicted for his crimes - also speaks volumes about what kind of "court" the ICTY truly is.
Monday, April 10, 2006
Canada's new Conservative prime minister, Stephen Harper, has been urged by more than 60 leading international climate change experts to review the global warming policies he inherited from his centre-Left predecessor.Really good to see some scientists willing to put their heads above the parapet.
In an open letter that includes five British scientists among the signatories, the experts praise his recent commitment to review the controversial Kyoto protocol on reducing emissions harmful to the environment.
"Much of the billions of dollars earmarked for implementation of the protocol in Canada will be squandered without a proper assessment of recent developments in climate science," they wrote in the Canadian Financial Post last week.
..... "If, back in the mid 1990s, we knew what we know today about climate, Kyoto would almost certainly not exist, because we would have concluded it was not necessary." Despite claims to the contrary, there is no consensus among climate scientists on the relative importance of the various causes of global climate change, they wrote.
"'Climate change is real' is a meaningless phrase used repeatedly by activists to convince the public that a climate catastrophe is looming and humanity is the cause. Neither of these fears is justified.
"Global climate changes all the time due to natural causes and the human impact still remains impossible to distinguish from this natural 'noise'."
Here is the letter in question. An impressive list of signatories.
The important points are firstly that they accept the veracity of the previous blood tests, lastly in January, showing he had ingested rifampicine & secondly the finding that
The NFI furthermore has concluded that it is not likely that rifampicine had been taken or administered several days prior to the decease.All this latter suggests is that he had not received this poison in the previous few days. There is therefore no dispute whatsoever that he had been poisoned by this odorless, tasteless & unusual poison. This obviously could not have been done accidentally
Prima Faci the assumption must be that the authorities who had control over him were the murderers.The only alternative would seem to be suicide which, at least using this method, is non-credible.
The question of whether judges Robinson, Bonomy & Kwon were personally involved revolves on the fact that they had personal responsibility for deciding if he would be allowed to go to Russia for medical treatment. If he had gone it seems likely that the Russian doctors would have performed blood tests & been able to prove attempted murder. That being the case it would be necessary for the murderers to know, at least several days ahead of time, of any decision to allow him to go for medical treatment. The only people who could definitely be sure that he would not be allowed to go for medical treatment were the judges. Thus they must have told the plotters it was safe to proceed because their "judicial" decisions were already stitched up.
Bearing in mind that Lord Bonomy is a judge in the Scottish court the fact that there is a murderer sitting on the Scottish Bench has unfortunate implications.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
THE WEEKS STUPIDEST QUESTION
If the Conservative Party was a car, what sort of car would it beThe answer, for those interested, is that it would be an eco friendly hybred that went a long way & doesn't break down but I don't know what make.
OK maybe Andrew had a late night & ok he did follow up with some merely predictable questions like "what should the voters do while you spend the next 18 months working out your policies" but how could he come up such a stupid intro (I could see somebody losing it during an interview which gets out of control but the starter is completely under his control.
Once upon a time politics was about something real.