An internal memo from India’s Military Intelligence that hackers have posted online suggests that manufacturers of mobile devices have provided “backdoor” access to the Indian government in exchange for access to the Indian market. The manufacturers, referred to collectively in the memo as “RINOA,” include RIM, Nokia, and Apple.
Indian blogger Manan Kakkar, who may have been the first to realize the implications of the memo, wrote late on Friday, “Earlier today I came across scans of a set of documents that are internal communications between the Indian Military. The documents claim the existence of a system known as RINOA SUR. While I did not find what SUR stands for but RINOA is RIM, NOkia and Apple. And this is where things start to get very interesting, according to the set of documents, the RINOA SUR platform was used to spy on the USCC—the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.”
Scans of the memo can be viewed here.
According to its website, “The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.”
South Korea has announced that it will buy around 10 percent of its needed crude from Iran in 2012, which will be slightly higher than last year. Meanwhile, China also defies US sanctions, stating it will resume its normal trade with Iran.
January 4, 2011
Seoul’s demand for more Iranian oil follows the approval of a new act by the US Senate for imposing tougher sanctions on Iran’s financial and energy sectors.
Ignoring the sanctions, South Korea, which is the world’s fifth largest oil importer, is planning to buy 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Iranian crude this year, a little more than the 190,000 bpd in 2011.
According to Reuters, South Korean authorities are going to meet with US officials to lobby for an exemption to US sanctions which will enable the country to buy and pay for Iran’s oil.
SK Energy Company will buy the additional amount of Iran’s crude by increasing its Iran oil import 10,000 bpd compared to last year’s figure.
Hyundai Oilbank, the only other South Korean refiner that buys Iranian crude, will import 70,000 bpd in 2012, unchanged from 2011, a Hyundai spokesman said on Wednesday. He added that Hyundai is also making contingency plans for any disruption in oil flow.
“We are planning for various scenarios, including diversifying supply lines, if the situation changes,” the spokesman said.
On Saturday, US President Barack Obama signed into law fresh economic sanctions against Iran’s Central Bank in an apparent bid to punish foreign companies and banks that do business with the Iranian financial institution.
The bill aims to prevent refiners across the world from paying for Iran’s oil, while the European Union is considering measures that would ban its member states from importing the crude.
China might be allowed to use Pakistan‘s military facilities, a secret intelligence report accessed by Headlines Today has revealed.
The intelligence report has set alarm bells ringing in the government circles. Moreover, all this is being done without any public announcement.
China has been keen on building military bases in federally administered tribal areas (FATA) in the northwest region of Pakistan. In the last few months there have been several high level meetings of Pakistani and Chinese officials.
The intelligence report says: "China’s desire for a military presence in Pakistan has been discussed by the political and military leadership of that country in the recent months. China’s deepening strategic penetration of Pakistan and joint plans to set up… oil pipelines/rail/roads as well as naval and military bases are a matter of concern."
According to the assessment report, Chinese presence in this area might enable People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to counter the Muslims separatists operating from this part of Pakistan for terrorist activities in its Xinjiang province.
Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/china-wants-to-set-up-bases-in-pakistan/1/167052.html?id=3922
By Jim Kirwan
After Caesar’s condescending signing of his declaration to the world that Obama is now the one and only God for the entire world-some reflections need to be thought about, in depth.
Back when we had a nation we had an agreement with the government as to the extent to which they could enter into our lives; "with our permission!"
However since the arrival of our Marshmallow-Caesar: black on the outside and white-and sticky-on the inside; the entire basis for all life in this country needs to be re-evaluated and adjusted for the new terms under which Amerikans must now begin to try to live.
Everything that once was true is now gone forever: So Amerikans must reevaluate everything that is part of their lives now-whether or not we want to change anything; there Is no longer any choice available, as our once proud nation has just been hit with massive worldwide SHAME.
We must deal with this and we must begin to push-back these ridiculous imbeciles that want to return this nation to the collapsing moments of the Roman Empire when men and women actually came to believe they and they alone were Gods and that they were above everyone else, forever! That is what Obamanation has just signed into law with the passage of NDAA. He and he alone: Obama shall decide who can live and who must die anywhere in the world today, tomorrow and all the way on down through any that might come after him!
What has changed? Everything has changed! Because the Supreme Court has not even commented, their silence projects consent; making the Supreme Court complicit in this dictatorial coup. With this fact the entire Court System in the U.S. has destroyed any validity they might once have had: because this legislation eliminates the constitutional structure that created the court, the congress and the president, as parts of the Constitutional Republic and its government. If this "law" stands then that means that there is no law except Obama-and with the continuing SILENCE by the highest court in the land, then that destroys the entire court and legal system that has been in-place low these many years.
There is a major difference, and always has been between "law" & "Justice" here in the US but what has just happened surpasses that difference and renders both ideas moot; while it embraces the supremacy of a god-like figure who can rule with an iron fist with no-oversight and no review of any decision he chooses to make about who shall live and who shall die anywhere in the world today-on his say-so alone! For this imperious act alone Barack Obama ought to be tried and executed, before this month is out!
But turning every American into nothing but parts of a national pool of potential enemy-agents for unknown-powers that are supposedly threatening the entire nation for a period of time without end amounts to proving that he is insane and unfit to hold any office in this or any other government. So how can this man without a valid birth-certificate and no personal history even run for president, much less stand for re-election in a political election that now no longer has any meaning whatsoever?
The US is now a DICTATORSHIP and a Police-State, it is no longer either a Republic or a Democracy it is a Police-State pure and simple and Obama has declared himself the one and only Dictator! How can the American public tolerate this outrage! Obama’s remaining "term" in the office needs to end before the end of this month with a trial for all his crimes against this place. And by way of recognizing the seriousness of this crime against everyone here, the ‘election’ needs to be canceled outright until some of the criminals that brought us to this impasse can themselves be arrested and charged, with all the crimes they’ve committed since they individually chose to become part of this outlaw-government.
So far we’ve touched on the fact that all US Courts have been invalidated: And that since the Congress passed this bill, they have at the same time invalidated their own positions-thereby destroying any need for their continued services as they just gave their own responsibilities to the Chief-Executive (for the second time) which is expressly forbidden by the Constitution. (The first instance was when the Bush Congress gave the Bushwhacker this same right in the wider-world, while exempting America at that time). Obama purposely overturned that limited power and turned it into a global-threat which he intends to carry out ASAP!
Ironically the elections that have been used to divert the public from even thinking about this treasonous treachery until now; are now ridiculously and completely beside the point as the offices being sought only exist inside a nation that is no longer a sovereign or self-sustaining place: We are a slave state to Zionist-occupied Israel and over half of our congress has already sworn an oath to protect and defend Israel, no matter the cost, and in spite of the so-called solemn oath they took upon entering their offices in this country.
That’s just the political rearrangements. Socially everything has also changed as well. WE no longer have any right to do anything without the permission of the government-and I do mean EVERY-single-thing! Our children are no longer ours, we must share their upbringing and the health & welfare with the government and when there is a disagreement as to what is best for the child, the state will take the children and the parents will go to jail. The same is true with our choices about what we can eat or drink; again the government has appointed itself our keepers and as such it has decided what foods we can eat, what liquids we may drink, and basically what we can have in our lives at any given time. We may never take any chances; never risk any behavior that might injure us in any way-because the government knows better than we do-what is "good for us" and we may not ever disagree with the government because the government always knows what is best for every single person in this country, even thought they pride themselves are not being personally interested in our ridiculous lives.
They prove this by charging us with crimes whenever they are rejected in any of the above mandated circumstances, and just to prove how much they care they are vengeful in retaining actual records of everything we have ever done at anytime in our lives-so that whatever we might have done as minors will never go away, in our adult years. The government believes that living in a Big-Brother State is far better than anything else; so that is what we have now because all you assholes actually believed that: "this could never happen here"!
Well YOU WERE WRONG, WRONG, WRONG; and now we shall all have to pay for this massive mistake that most people actually chose to make!
To understand exactly what will happen all you need to do is go back to Robert Graves and his novel "I Claudius" which can be seen as a film as well. Basically the middle-class will become far less litigious, because they won’t be able to afford the lawyers they would need to fight the few cases which the corporations will allow them to file. The lower classes will be hit with millions of punitive laws that shall rain down upon them every day and night so that their lives will become nothing but a living misery from sunrise to sunset, as well as all through the night. There will be no crime that applies to any member of the elites, or their enforcement arms of the mercenaries that will gradually replace the police-forces.
The lists of changes and "new policies" will be virtually endless from the food and drink we wish to consume to the crops that can be grown or sold, to the medicine we shall be forced to take! ALL of this shall be mandatory by order of the government! And of course there will be all sorts of new laws governing your personal habits and behaviors-while at the same time freeing any and all of the élites from any responsibility for any of the damage which they, or their habits, might cause for the rest of us.
Oh by-the-way: If you’re caught enjoying yourself in any obvious way; rest assure that too will be severely-punished; if any of the nanny-state tattle-tales observed that you were seen having fun! All habits or attitudes will need to be screened and approved by so many different interest groups that nothing will ever get approved for popular use, because that has always been the point to locking-down the entire society!
You wanted your life to be changed-well you’ve got it in spades now, and Obama has appointed himself as the new Caesar who plans to rule over the entire planet, with or without your consent-because you see the only opinion he worries about is his: He doesn’t give a fck about you or me. And YES I know he’s only a sock-puppet for the Elites, but it was "HIM" that so many of you have refused to believe could ever have done such things as this heinous and belligerent-act of both TREASON & TREACHERY!
Obama must be treated with Extreme Prejudice, in a fair and open trial and then publicly executed for the entire world to see. . .
This country has managed to reach a new low that surpasses all previous behavior by a factor of 10,000 to one. You live in it if you want to-I don’t!
In an interview with RT’s Marina Portnaya, prominent scholar Professor Noam Chomsky gives his take on some of the world’s political hot topics.
Chomsky vividly shares his reflections on the wall street protests and warns of an impending serious poverty and real unemployment similar to the great depression, he talks about the 2012 American presidential campaign spending and how positions in both the white house and the congress are being bought, not earned and he refers to the killing of Osama Bin Laden and how this marks a shift of American policy from Bush’s abducting and torturing whoever the CIA thought posed a threat to the U.S to Obama’s “just kill `em when you spot `em” approach regardless of the legalities overlooked in the process.
He concludes that the killing of Osama Bin Laden was done, in such a way, as to infuriate, and may be implicate the Pakistani military, something he seriously regards as extremely dangerous.
In regard to the Arab spring, Chomsky acknowledges that the U.S and its western allies did not support the Tunisian or the Egyptian revolutions; rather they opposed them, and backed the dictator till the last minute and then shifted policy when they were overthrown.
Pinning its hopes on the sole support of the US, Chomsky warns “the Zionist state would risk a collapse if that support was to be withdrawn or compromised – much like apartheid-era South Africa.” He recalls how South Africans felt safe to ignore a UN embargo and corporations pulling out of their country throughout the 1980s, as long as the Reagan administration continued to support them.
As soon as the US withdrew its support, the apartheid regime collapsed. "For 35 years, the US and Israel have been rejecting a political settlement that is supported virtually by the entire world.
A couple of months ago, there was a meeting of the oligarchs — people who pretty much run the economy of Israel," Chomsky says, "and they warned the government that it better accept something like this resolution, because otherwise, Israel will be, as they put it, South Africanized: even more isolated, with boycotts, refusal to load ships, and their economy will collapse."
Speaking today in an interview on Pakistan’s Geo News channel, US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter chided Pakistanis for continuing to express anger about the US attack on a pair of military bases just over two weeks ago.
“We have pledged a full inquiry,” reasoned Munter, expressing surprise that the killings were still a subject of discussion inside Pakistan, and advising viewers to “not forget that Pakistan and US are on the same side” and “get beyond” criticism.
“When people die, whether they are Pakistanis or Americans, it is too many,” insisted Munter, added that “we have really tried to make it clear how sorrowful we are about this event. We feel the pain of the Pakistani people.”
The November 26 attack killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, and top Pakistani military officials say the attack was not only deliberate but was “pre-planned.”
President Barack Obama is pressing his request that Iran return the U.S. surveillance drone captured by the country’s armed forces.
Obama said he would not comment "on intelligence matters that are classified." But, he said during a White House news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that the U.S. wants the top-secret aircraft back. "We have asked for it back. We’ll see how the Iranians respond," Obama said.
Iran TV reported earlier Monday that Iranian experts were in the final stages of recovering data from the RQ-170 Sentinel, which went down in Iran this month.
Iran TV reported earlier Monday that Iranian experts were in the final stages of recovering data from the RQ-170 Sentinel, which went down in Iran this month.