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Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US

The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks.

Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says.

The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony.

“If body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like. The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi’s ashes,” Burton commented in another email. Eichman was one of the masterminds of the Holocaust by Nazi Germany. He was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina and, tried in Israel, found guilty and executed in 1962. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea over the Mediterranean.

“Eichmann was seen alive for many months on trial before being sentenced to death and executed. No one wanted a monument to him so they cremated him. But i dont know anyone who claimed he wasnt eicjhman [sic]. No comparison with suddenly burying him at sea without any chance to view him which i doubt happened [sic],” Stratfor CEO George Friedman replied.

“The US Govt needs to make body pics available like the MX’s do, with OBL’s pants pulled down, to shout down the lunatics like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck,” Burton says in another message.

In another missive Burton says Osama’s body “is a crime scene and I don’t see the FBI nor DOJ letting that happen.”

WikiLeaks began publishing Stratfor emails in late February. The archive was obtained by the hacker group Anonymous, which successfully attacked one of the firm’s servers. More than 5 million emails were apparently stolen.

Stratfor is a US-based intelligence firm called the “shadow CIA” by some media. Among its clients are several US agencies and many big companies. The company relies on paid tips from informants placed in high circles of business, government and security all around the world.

NEW! UK extremely worried about stolen nukes

Did we the British public know that our current Prime Minister was instrumental in the loss of three illegal nuclear weapons?

Is the UK frantically trying to find out where they were sold on the “Black Market”?

We know something that you don’t…… but can’t talk about it Under the Nuclear Explosions Act otherwise we will all end up in gaol for life.

Chris McGreal of the Guardian newspaper published an article 24th of May 2010 revealing how Israel offered to sell nukes to South Africa during the apartheid era. What he failed to reveal was that Israel struck up a deal with South Africa to move its technicians down to the high-security weapons research and development facilities at Pelindaba.

It was at this location that the Israeli technicians managed to covertly give themselves nuclear weapons but also under the table gave South Africa its own nuclear capability but guess what?…….the US and UK knew all about the programme but the UN did not!!!…….what was even more amazing was the fact that the UN sent a team to South Africa where they were convinced that South Africa had curtailed its nuclear weapons programme when in actual fact it had not!!

It is fairly obvious why Israel is totally consumed in trying to find these stolen weapon and needless to say the US and British Governments are equally as concerned and yet are not in a position to admit to their loss as in doing so would incriminate past and current very senior politicians including our current Prime Minister David Cameron.

It always appear to be the case that your past always comes back to haunt you. So let’s just recall the history behind these weapons that were designed and commissioned all during the UN embargo years and who was allegedly involved.

I must also make it quite clear that many of the world leaders and senior members of government have been involved in these under the table deals which has resulted in many of them accumulating much wealth either for the party election funds or for their own personal gain. When one further considers that these faceless individuals not only govern out country but are also directly responsible for the death of millions of people both military staff and civilians it is extremely hard to understand.

How can any government have such a flawed intelligence network and allow such things to take place without some sort of audit to see what is going on behind the scenes. We have seen both the US, UK, EU and Israel transfer almost everything from chemical and biological weapons to nuclear part to countries which they have since called the “Axis of Evil.”………..that statement is not totally true because the “Axis of Evil” is right here in the heart of London!!

It was in the late 1970 when the South African nuclear programme started to go into full swing with the compliments of the Israeli scientists resulting in the first test and only test firing of a nuclear weapon. The test took place on a moored vessel anchored off Prince Edward Island on the 22nd of September 1979 when a typical double flash was observed from a passing US satellite.

One has to understand that this was all under the radar of the United Nations with the full knowledge of selected members of the US and British Governments. The US immediately went on the defensive by creating their “False Flag” report known as the “Vela Incident” in which they explained the following:

The conclusions of the Presidential panel (the Ad Hoc Panel) were reassuring, as they suggested that the most likely explanation of the Vela detection was a meteoroid hitting the satellite – in part because of the discrepancy in bhangmeter readings Others who examined the data, including the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the national laboratories, and defense contractors reached a very different conclusion – that the data supported the conclusion that on 22 September 1979, Vela 6911 had detected a nuclear detonation.

What I find ironic here is the fact that several agencies confirmed it was a nuclear explosion but the US Government conveniently put it to bed. I can assure you that through my own scientific contacts in the US this did actually happen and an internal memo at the Los Alamos nuclear research facility confirmed that it had been a nuclear explosion. One has to understand the high stakes involved in such programmes, especially when vast sums of money are being banded around senior political figures. This is truly corruption at its best!

The joint venture (Israel – South Africa) created 10 Battlefield Bombs and after the first test that left nine. The bombs were designed to be highly mobile and reasonably compact and could be carried by the British Canberra bomber or the Buccaneer.

It became apparent in later years that the supremacy of white power in South Africa was about to finish and so they had to open up discussion with the Americans and British as they feared these weapons getting into the hands of the blacks. It was during this time that a decision was made to ship all nine bombs to Chicago for de commissioning. However, our dear “Iron Lady” Maggie Thatcher decided that it would be a good idea to maybe acquire a few of the weapons for possible use against Iraq in the event Saddam did not toe the line.

Thatcher then ordered her Page Boy, David Cameron, to go down to South Africa along with what was believed to be the only technical man available (non other than the now( Sir) Kenneth Warren). Others also believed to be implicated was David Wilshire and many other senior members of government. In actual fact as we follow this charade up to the current time we could possible include other very senior person such as Lord McAlpine, Peter Lilley, Alan Clarke and Ken Clarke and others I have previously named in other articles. The late Dr. David Kelly was also involved.

We have to remember that this was almost a private sector deal with many political figures implicated some of whom became share holders in the illegal nuke purchase. We are talking here about an extremely high risk deal, with little security for the weapons themselves as everything had to be done in a low key covert way.

As we already know David Cameron was able to secure a deal for his lady mentor, Maggie Thatcher, and returned with a deal for three nuclear weapons. They were shipped to Oman whereby they were put in private sector storage and eventually stolen by John Bredenkamp, the arms dealer who sold them to Britain and then stole them back to sell on the Black market and the rest is now history.

We have to understand that British Tax Payers money was then placed in the Conservative Party Electoral Fund (£17.8m) which to this day has not been accounted for and other money was made available to Tony Blair (£1m) compliments of Bernie Ecclesone. On top of this a slush fund was also developed to silence other third parties that knew of the deal and our dear Mr. Ken Clarke then implemented his gagging orders to those involved!!

I guess you do not believe this story……why don’t you check it out yourself it is written in Hansard 22nd June 1993, and starting at Col. 197 when Lord Doug Hoyle raised the issue in the House as follows:

“Mr Hoyle: If the hon. Gentleman will allow me, I shall tell him what information is now given to us. We understand the expenditure and what Tory central office receives. In 1992, central office received £20.7 million. When we asked about that and about company donations, the Tory party told us to look at company accounts. I repeat: in 1992, the Tories received £20.7 million. When the records were checked by Companies house, only £2.9 198million was shown in company accounts. That means that there is a deficit of £17.8 million. We want to know where that £17.8 million came from.

Mr Tim Smith: The hon. Gentleman has made the suggestion about the accounts of the Conservative party that was made by a member of the Select Committee last week: that no accounts had been published between 1979 and 1983. They were published, and I undertook to send copies to the Select Committee.

Mr Hoyle: I gave way to the hon. Gentleman because I expected him to tell me where the difference of £17.8 million came from. I shall give way again to him. I am told that he is a treasurer of the Conservative party. I give way to him now so that he can stand up and tell us where the £17.8 million came from. Does the hon. Gentleman care to do that? I am waiting. I do not think that we shall get the information from the horse’s mouth. We certainly did not get it from the Secretary of State.”

I could write article after article on the many levels of corruption that occurred in both the US and the UK (not forgetting Israel) and the terrible consequences of this greed resulting in the death of many of our own troops and innocent civilians….all for their own pocket. Solid evidence proves that over the period of 1982-90 Iraq was supplied by the US and UK with WMD, including biological cultures and chemical precursors of nerve gases etc.

Israel orders the Bedouin village of Deqeiqa, south of Hebron, receive the Military Order of demolition

All the houses of the Bedouin village of Deqeiqa, south of Hebron, received the Military Order of demolition in a another example of the Israeli expulsion policy in the occupied West Bank, according to denouncements by human rights organizations.

This village, situated in the impoverished desert hills south of Hebron, is home to about 400 people who live on cattle raising and have no electricity or even no running water. In January, the Israeli army demolished 17 structures, including a classroom, precarious cowsheds and 12 households. Now another 75 structures, mostly homes, are also at risk of being knocked down.

According to Alon Cohen, of the Israeli NGO Bomkom, the problem with Deqeiqa is that this area “is located 650 meters from the green line, and the Israelis want to shift the population four kilometers north, to the town of Hameda.” The measure is considered “impossible,” due both to the lack of space and for cultural reasons, since the inhabitants of Hameda are another Bedouin tribe.

Yariv Mohar, spokesman for the Rabbis for Human Rights, believes that Israeli authorities “want to annex the south of Hebron so that it becomes a part of the Negev, because it is very close to the border and has few Palestinian inhabitants.”

The argument of the Army is that Deqeiqa, outside of Israeli maps, is a mere “grouping of homes” and that it cannot be maintained as a community.

The spokesman for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Israeli Palestinian Territories (COGAT), Commander Gay Inbar, told the EFE agency that the Army “is still examining a number of alternatives to improve the standard of living of the villages” in this area, and said that “when they know the options, they will open a dialogue with tribal leaders.”

However, residents of this town said that no officer came in contact with them, except for the demolition orders, and that they have been there living in these lands for more than a century and have nowhere to go.

Nayada Yousef, a local leader, said that “the Israelis build luxury homes in the settlements as they evict the Palestinians.” On the transition to Hameda, the representative opposes it: “In Hameda, there’s only one square meter remaining free. We have three thousand sheep and goats and 150 camels, we need space.”

For Cohen, there is a “clear system of apartheid in the urban planning for Area C,” nearly 60% of the West Bank, where Israel has administrative and security control, as established by the Oslo Accords.

“The settlement of Caramel has 2,200 dunams (220 hectares) to 360 inhabitants, while Hameda has 300 (30 hectares) for the same number of inhabitants, and they want to put the 400 from Deqeiqa there.”

Khalil Nayada, Deqeiqa resident and father of 12 children, said he felt anguished after he received the demolition orders for his three properties: a barn and two clay buildings.

“I have to keep 14 people. We have 50 goats, and last year, almost no rain. We spent about 45,000 shekels (8,900 euros) and had an income of 30,000 (5,900 euros),” he said.

Despite the difficulties, Nayada does not want to leave the land inhabited by their ancestors: “My grandfather was born in this town and died here in 1951.”

Attorney, Sharon Avital, who appealed to the Supreme Court against 34 demolition orders issued in November said the court did not grant a preliminary verdict to halt the demolition before a decision comes out, so the homes could be demolished from Friday, he said.

Avital also does not see a solution for a Hameda forcible transfer, as suggested by the Israeli military, since “the Bedouins have their own homeland, their birthplace, which all the tribes recognize, and they cannot go to another town and take their lands. ‘The families of Hameda will never allow it,” he said.

“Israel does not make town development plans for the Bedouins, but yes for their settlements. The discrimination is so obvious that it cannot be ignored. “Also, they legalise the settlements retroactively and do not fulfil demolition orders for the settlements. When they want to, they do it, but it will not be the case in Deqeiqa,” he concluded.

Archaeologists Discover a 25,000-year-old Pendant in Spain

This Pendant about 25,000 years old, was found in Irikaitz dig in the Basque Country in northern Spain, archaeologists from Sociedad ARANZADI.

The work, elongated smooth gray stone some 10 cm (4 inches) in length, perforated at one end and apparently was suspended belt or cord around the neck of the person by the Director of excavations, Alvaro Arrizabalaga, who added that the second end of the stone was used as tool for retouching flint tools from the edges, such as arrows or scraper.

The building dates from the epoch Cromagnon.

Arrizabalaga said pendant is older than the other, as yet found items in the cave Praileaitz, estimated at about 15,000 years old.

In addition, he said that there were “about 20 pieces from the same era” found on the Iberian peninsula, to date, with a special unifying element that always were found in caves.

“The song is very well preserved and we were fortunate to be able to remove without damaging in any way” by digging near the town of Zestoa, Arrizabalaga said.

The leader of the dig said tag “does not need any other restaurant,” and after studying the experts, and include it in the collection Cromagnon discoveries are in place, it will be in the hands of the public museum.

“Twenty five thousand years, people of our species came to this place, which served as a hunting place for wandering groups of” archaeologist said, adding that groups of people “moved eight times a year to areas where they were certain types of resources.”

Deposit Irikaitz, where archaeologists have started work in 1998, is known for being the place to discoveries of pieces to 250,000 years, a period when the ancestor of Homo sapiens still in existence.

Osama Bin Laden Brought Down By Military’s Elite Remote Viewer

Osama bin laden has been reported shot and killed by the white house May 1st, 2011


The search for Bin Laden has involved almost every branch of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies.

The world’s most wanted man took refuge in the crags and caves of Tora Bora’s mountains along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The Pashtun people, who call this harsh land home, have made it one of the best hiding places on Earth.

The search for Bin Laden has involved almost every branch of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies.

This includes a very secretive department of US Army’s remote viewing program.


Interest in remote-viewing goes back to the 1950s. Remote-viewing is the ability to see into the collective unconscious and retrieve specific information from it.

The Russians have always been more advanced than their American counterparts in the study and development of remote viewing and biophysical remote mind-control technology (RMCT). This did not go unnoticed by the CIA and the US military, who started experimenting with biophysical RMCT in the 1960s.

Reports from undisclosed source of the military confirm it was a one particular remote viewer that tracked Bin Laden in his final days.

It was “Sgt. Stacker” an alias to protect the identity of the real person, who used a combination of tactics to bring Bin Laden down. This included identifying the underground features of the compound where Bin Laden was hiding and the security weaknesses of the location in the northwest frontier of Pakistan.

Stacker was trained in technical remote viewing, but also had a personal interest in “remote Influencing” a technique that can alter the behavior of someone from a great distance.

Stacker convinced a pentagon official to provide him with a personal item known to belong to Bin Laden. It is with this connection that Stacker used a combination of remote viewing, influencing and “witchcraft” to alter the thought pattern of Bin Laden to fall in to repeating pattern of daily living behavior that could be track by sources on the ground to identify him in a group of people.

This obsession of Stacker to combine rigid RV training with ancient esoteric wisdom from the Keys of Solomon proved to be effective.

This new approach is being considered for wider implementation for the military intelligence agencies.

Underwater Microphone Captures Japan Earthquake – Listen Here

(VIDEO) Scientists at the NOAA Vents Program at Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Oregon State University heard the March 11, 2011 Honshu, Japan earthquake using a hydrophone located near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska


Hillary Clinton to Gaddafi: You MUST surrender power now!

Tripoli: An international campaign to force Colonel Moammar el-Gaddafi out of office gathered pace on Monday as the European Union (EU) adopted an arms embargo and other sanctions, as US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bluntly told the Libyan leader to surrender power “now, without further violence or delay.”


With the opposition showed increasing signs of organization in the east, and rebel and loyalist forces locked in an increasingly tense stand-off, the prime ministers of France and Britain echoed Mrs. Clinton’s call for Colonel Gaddafi to go. Germany proposed a 60-day ban on financial transactions, and a spokeswoman for Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, said that contacts were being established with the opposition.

Italy’s foreign minister on Sunday suspended a non-aggression treaty with Libya on the grounds that the Libyan state “no longer exists,” while Mrs. Clinton said the United States was reaching out to the rebels to “offer any kind of assistance.”

France said it was sending medical aid. Prime Minister François Fillon said planes loaded with doctors, nurses and supplies were heading to the rebel-controlled eastern city of Benghazi, calling the airlift “the beginning of a massive operation of humanitarian support for the populations of liberated territories.”

Monday was a day of increasing self-confidence among the rebels, who spoke of tapping revenue from the vast Libyan oil resources now under their control – estimated by some oil company officials to be about 80 percent of the country’s total.

There were also new reports of fighting. The rebels claimed to have shot down a military aircraft as they repulsed a government bid to take back Libya’s third city, Misurata, 125 miles east of Tripoli. There, as in Zawiyah, one of several breakaway cities near the capital, government forces seem to have encircled rebels but have been unable to dislodge them. There were unconfirmed reports of shelling in Misurata.

Across the region, the tumult that has been threatening one autocratic government after another since the turn of the year continued unabated. In Yemen, protests drove President Ali Abdullah Saleh to make a bid for a unity government, but the political opposition rapidly refused. An opposition leader, Mohamed al-Sabry, said in a statement that the president’s proposal was a “desperate attempt” to counter major protests planned for Tuesday.

In Bahrain, protesters blocked access to Parliament, according to news agencies. In Oman, whose first major protests were reported over the weekend, demonstrations turned violent in the port city of Sohar, and spread for the first time to the capital, Muscat.

The international diplomatic campaign focused on Libya was offset by mounting worries of a building humanitarian crisis as tens of thousands of mainly poor contract workers stood in lines to leave Libya for its neighbors, Tunisia to the west and Egypt to the east.

The United Nations refugee agency called the situation a humanitarian emergency as workers hefting suitcases of possessions stood in long lines to leave Libya, many of them uncertain how they would finally get home.

Mr. Fillon told the RTL broadcaster that the French government was studying “all solutions to make it so that Colonel Gaddafi understands that he should go, that he should leave power.” British Prime Minister David Cameron declared: “It’s time for Colonel Gaddafi to go.”

In the face of such calls, the Libyan authorities blamed Islamic radicals and the West on Monday for a conspiracy to cause chaos and take over the country.

At a news conference for foreign journalists invited to Tripoli, a government spokesman, Musa Ibrahim, denied reports that Colonel Gaddafi’s loyalists had turned their guns on hundreds of civilians. “No massacres, no bombardments, no reckless violence against civilians,” he said, comparing Libya’s situation to that of Iraq before the American-led invasion in 2003.

But Mr. Ibrahim insisted that Libya still sought some kind of gradual political opening as suggested by the colonel’s son, Seif al-Islam el-Gaddafi.

“We are not like Egypt or Tunisia,” the spokesman said. “We are a very Bedouin tribal society. People know that and want gradual change.”

Reporters told him that, on Sunday, they had visited Zawiyah, 30 miles from Tripoli, and saw no evidence of Islamist forces. “They knew you were coming,” the spokesman said. “They were hiding those with an obvious Al-Qaida look.”

The visit came a day after defecting officers in the east of the vast, desert nation took steps to establish a unified command while their followers in the rebel-held city of Zawiyah, just outside the leader’s stronghold in the capital, displayed tanks, Kalashnikovs and antiaircraft guns.

Mr. Ibrahim said reports of massacres by government troops were analogous to those suggesting that Saddam Hussein had developed unconventional weapons in Iraq, suggesting that they were designed as a reason for military attack.

“The Islamists want chaos; the West also wants chaos,” he said, maintaining the West wanted access to Libya’s oil and the Islamists wanted to establish a bridgehead for international terrorism. “The Iraq example is not a legend – we all lived through it. Doesn’t this remind you of the whole Iraq scenario?” he said.

Later on Monday, the authorities, keen to show calm prevailing, took reporters on a tour that included Roman ruins at Sabratha, 40 miles west of Tripoli, where a pro-Gaddafi crowd chanted slogans. Afterward, a member of the crowd was asked by a reporter whether he had been paid to demonstrate in favor of the government. “Yes,” he replied, suggesting that he harbored sentiments other than those he had chanted in the slogans supportive of Colonel Gaddafi. “And, believe me, we will get our freedom.”

The official Libyan arguments have become familiar as Colonel Gaddafi’s opponents seem to gain ground. Referring to Libya, the head of the human rights body, Navi Pillay, demanded in a speech on Monday that: “The rights of the protesters must be upheld and asylum seekers, migrants and other foreign nationals fleeing the violence must be protected,” news agencies reported.

In Geneva, Mrs. Clinton met with her European counterparts and other senior diplomats to intensify international pressure to force out Colonel Gaddafi.

In remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an organization the United States once shunned because of its inclusion of countries like Libya, she said that the American administration would consider additional measures, but she did not announce any.

“We all need to work together on further steps to hold the Gaddafi government accountable, provide humanitarian assistance to those in need and support the Libyan people as they pursue a transition to democracy,” Mrs. Clinton said.

She cited reports of “indiscriminate killings, arbitrary arrests and torture,” as well as Libyan soldiers being executed “for refusing to turn their guns on their fellow citizens.”

“We will continue to explore all possible options for actions,” she added. “As we have said, nothing is off the table so long as the Libyan government continues to threaten and kill Libyans.”

The Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, said that in their meeting in a Geneva hotel, he and Mrs. Clinton did not discuss military measures, such as imposing a no-flight zone in Libyan airspace.

Later, Mrs. Clinton announced that the United States Agency for International Development was dispatching two teams of officials to Libya’s borders in Tunisia and Egypt to assess the need for emergency assistance as thousands of Libyans and foreigners fled the violence inside the country. USAID, she said, has set aside $10 million funds for humanitarian assistance and begun an inventory of American emergency food supplies.

She suggested that American Navy warships in the Mediterranean could provide assistance to future humanitarian missions, but she said their presence did not signal any American military operations. While she said the United States had not ruled out a no-flight zone, senior officials traveling with her made it clear now that the focus of diplomacy remained on economic and diplomatic efforts to isolate Colonel Gaddafi and his inner circle. Turkey was a rare Western-allied voice speaking against the campaign of pressure on Colonel Gaddafi.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at a business conference in Germany, said: “People should not be forced to pay for the wrongdoings of their administrations. Any sanction or interference that would mean the punishment of Libyan people might cause grave, unacceptable problems.”

Mr. Erdogan also suggested that desire for Libya’s oil might warp the judgment of foreign countries.

“No one should calculate over oil wells in these countries – there is the problem,” Mr. Erdogan said. “If we are going to talk about democracy, basic rights and freedoms, and willing to make suggestions, let’s talk about these – not calculate the oil, because the bill, the price of this would be very heavy.”

In Benghazi, rebels have said that Libyan soldiers had joined the rebels in securing vital oil industry facilities around that part of the country. Some oil industry workers fleeing across the Tunisian border in recent days said they had seen Libyan soldiers fire their weapons to drive off foreign mercenaries or other security forces who had approached oil facilities not far from here.

Hassan Bulifa, who sits on the management committee of the Arabian Gulf Oil Company, the country’s largest oil producer, said Sunday that the rebels control at least 80 percent of the country’s oil assets, and that his company, based in Benghazi, was cooperating with them. The company resumed oil shipments on Sunday, loading two tankers at a port in Tobruk, Mr. Bulifa said. The ships – one bound for Austria and the other for China – represented the company’s first shipments since February 10.

Although the revenue from those sales goes the company’s umbrella organization, Libya’s National Oil Company, Mr. Bulifa said Arabian Gulf Oil had ceased any coordination with the national company, though it was honoring oil contracts. And he insisted the proceeds would ultimately flow to the rebels, not Colonel Gaddafi. “Gaddafi and his gangsters will not have a hand on them,” he said. “We are not worried about the revenues.”

The Bosnian Pyramid – A Great Discovery That Could Change the World

Radio host Rob Simone interviews Dr. Osmanagic on coast to coast AM about a bold new discovery of one the largest pyramid ever unearthed.

VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Researchers in Bosnia on Wednesday unearthed the solid evidence that an ancient pyramid lies hidden beneath a large hill — a series of geometrically cut stone slabs that could form part of the structure’s sloping surface.

Archaeologists and other experts began digging into the sides of the pyramid’s hill near the central Bosnian town of Visoko for some time. The digging revealed large stone blocks on one side that the leader of the team believes could be the outer layer of the pyramid.

Strange symbols and a complex maze of tunnels under the pyramid have also been discovered.

Wednesday’s discovery significantly bolsters his theory that the 2,120-foot hill rising above the small town of Visoko is actually a step pyramid — the first found in Europe.

“We can see the surface is perfectly flat. This is the crucial material proof that we are talking pyramids,”

The Structure itself is a 722 feet high, or a third taller than Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza. The huge stone blocks discovered Wednesday appear to be cut in cubes and polished.

“It is so obvious that the top of the blocks, the surface is man made,”

Earlier research on the hill, known as Visocica, found that it has perfectly shaped, 45-degree slopes pointing toward the cardinal points, and a flat top. Under layers of dirt, workers discovered a paved entrance plateau, entrances to tunnels and large stone blocks.

They were followed by many archeologists, geologists and other experts who emerged from the tunnel later to declare that it was certainly man-made.

The work will continue at the site just outside Visoko, about 20 miles northwest of the capital, Sarajevo.

Rob Simone plans to travel to Bosnia, with his film company, Universal Sound and Light productions, to film a documentary about this remarkable discovery and the implications on mainstream

Ehsan Azari Stanizai: To Solve Afghanistan’s Great Game Climb the Hills and Ask

The people of the mountain tribes hold the key to ending the nine-year war.

A major international recent conference in Kabul underscored new workable plans for Afghanistan that would enable the Afghan government to take greater ownership of the war and and help facilitate a gradual withdrawal of Western forces from the country.

It will now be the task of the new commander of the US and NATO forces General David Petraeus in Afghanistan to lead Western forces and help the Afghans to achieve a lasting success in the most tortured nation.

General Petraeus showed a dazzling adroit political strategy in Iraq when he pulled back the tumultuous country from the brink of a collapse in 2007 and 2008. By placing a high premium on a new political path to victory, he turned the Iraqi Sunni population — the backbone of the insurgency — against al-Qaida and other anti-Western extremist militants.

Petraeus took his prescription for success from the Iraqi history and social dynamism. Perhaps the books by Lawrence of Arabia he kept on his bedside-table helped achieve the wonders. Early in the twentieth-century, Lawrence devised a successful policy of supporting the Arab tribesmen against the occupying Ottomans in exchange for independence. He was soon able to mobilise thousands of Arab tribesmen against the Ottomans.

Under a program called Iraqi Awakening Movement, he successfully mobilised 100,000 Sunni tribal combat forces. This prompted the Iraqi local forces to take over their own security and allow for a phased withdrawal of American forces from the country.

Although Afghanistan as a country is different from Iraq, the best course for this country will also be a vigorous political strategy. Besides, Lawrence of Arabia, Petaeus will need to read Kipling whose fiction and poetry was greatly focused on Afghanistan’s dominant Pashtun tribes. Both writers emphasised that the Afghan affairs would always remain to be solved solely with the mountainous Afghan tribesmen.

Like Iraqi Sunnis, the Pashtun tribes make up the backbone of the insurgency and they are increasingly feeling politically isolated and under-represented in the Kabul government. According to the media reports, Pashtuns make up only 30 percent of the Afghan national army and power ministries such as, defence, interior, intelligence and foreign are dominated from bottom-up by non-Pashtun ethnic minorities.

Karzai and many of his cabinet members are Pashtuns, but the majority of Pashtuns in the south and east of the country see Karzai as a masquerade for the warlords of the Northern Alliance, who co-operated with the US-led forces in ousting the Taliban from power in 2001.

Even the former US Commander General MacChrystal signalled this when he was quoted in the Rolling Stone magazine, “the Pashtun area (of Afghanistan) is slipping out of the hands of ISAF and NATO, and everybody knows it”.

However, the Taliban and even al-Qaida continue to manipulate this strong anger among the Pashtun population for their own political objectives. They more often than not identify themselves as the only military and political forces fighting for the Pashtun cause and reinstating their traditional status.

The ousted General MacChrystal was too complacent about this burning issue. He liked to appear by Karzi’s side in public and ignored the corruption and rising kleptomania in his government. Since early June 2009, when he took command in Afghanistan, his military efforts that often remained without political components have also resulted in the stalemate.

The much-hyped Marjah Battle in February 2010 was his real test case in which his “government in a box” policy failed to put in place a viable governing body in this small district. The government in Marjah soon turned into a matter of day and night shift, instead. The Taliban overtakes the nightshift of the governing. The situation in Marjah and surrounding areas still remain grim and explosive.

Nearly a decade into the war in Afghanistan there is clear evidence that beating militarily an indigenous ultra-religious insurgency rooted deeply in a conservative society is futile. In addition, more than 75 percent of Afghanistan is covered by high mountains. This makes Afghanistan geographically a heaven for guerrilla warfare. The mountainous Afghan tribes always have fought and defeated every single foreign force. It is not accidental that Fredrick Engels said that war against foreign forces is a relief and an unalloyed excitement for the war some Pashtun tribes.

It is therefore crucial to play clever politics in Afghanistan now and General Petraeus is hopefully the man of the moment. Reaching out to the bearded Afghan tribesmen and negotiation with the possibly moderate sections of the insurgency could reshape the entire war-theatre in Afghanistan.

This will necessitate Pakistan ending an underhand way of dealing with Afghanistan, closing al-Qaida terrorists and Taliban centres within its soil and stopping its territory from being a launching pad against neighbouring Afghanistan and beyond. It seems unlikely that Pakistan would stop hedging its bets though.

The West has little time to bring the Great Game in Afghanistan back on track. If Petraeus drifts with the tide and continue wasting tax-money on building illusory projects and illegitimate Karzai’s administration, the US and its NATO allies will be heading for a strategic failure in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s fate has never been decided in the streets of Kabul nor outside the country. The Afghan destiny has always been determined by the the tribes of the hills in Afghanistan. Kipling used the hill as a metaphor for a magic location where big things are going to happen in Afghanistan. When Mahbub Ali, a red-bearded Pashtun horse-dealer, a mentor to the eponymous, sends him in Kim to the hills to learn, he cries out: “Go up the hill and ask: Here begins the Great Game.”

Dr Ehsan Azari Stanizai is an Adjunct Fellow with the Writing & Society Research Group, UWS.

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Japan To Release Chinese Boat Captain

BEIJING — China demanded an apology and compensation from Japan on Saturday after it released a Chinese fishing boat captain held more than two weeks after a collision near disputed islands that has triggered the worst spat between the Asian neighbors in years.

Japanese authorities released Zhan Qixiong, 41, early Saturday morning and he was flown home by chartered plane to Fuzhou, the capital of China’s southeastern Fujian province, the offical Xinhua News Agency reported.

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