In the debate over the whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the U.S. has now appealed to his sense of honour. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ventrell, said last Tuesday Snowden should have the courage to return to the States and to face the allegations. "The courage he then will need," the spokesman added. (like Bradley Mannings)
If these tactics do not succeed, the U.S. government wants to pursue its next step of "policy" in this matter, a policy of scandalous needle stings ("coward", "wimp", "do not trust you", "liar" traitor" etc) If Snowden then is filed with guilt and wears down ("What we have done for you and how you thank us? ") the true spirit of liberty succeeded and Snowdon can rest in peace in the Walhalla, the hall of fame that honours laudable and distinguished dissidents.
Well what was not said was, if in case that all these liberal proposals are of no avail, some saddened U.S. officials may consider the well tested Guatemano tactics and then say openly, "we have no choice - we torture his family." Refreshment through water-boarding and all these humanitarian research for truth for all our security of course. This then is justified under the new GWOY, Global-war-on-you, act with "home grown terrorists".
the well known good 'ole disastrous plant, France's Nuclear Plant "Triscastin" received a visit this morning at 06:00 PM. The visitors came in red and they also did not enter through the main entrance. The reds simply climbed over the fence. Yes, over the fence. Wouldn't it be nice to know want what the well tested cover-up spokesperson says about the protection of a nuclear power plant? No, don't lets go down this path! Do not disturb the naive people among us with disturbing questions about security. I'm sure we will have an answer by the High Priests of our beloved Security-Spy-Gangs.
The Reds are actually Greenpeace activists. "With this action Greenpeace is asking F.Hollande, the red president of the "Grande Nation", to come up with his plans to close "Triscastin". This plant is among the five most dangerous in France," (statement made by Greenpeace justifying the action.)
In the context of security, noteworthy is the fact that the 20 activists were still walking around for over 30 minutes in the power plant. Nobody seems to care, despite the fact the the red colored overalls in nuclear plants are not common. Imagine 20 guys, dressed in red, armed with AK47 and till someone noticed that these red guys are actually not part of the official personnel. There is still a lot to think about for the security priests. Well, never mind ...
Because does it really matter? The Tricastin plant really should shut down. Not only because of its close proximity, 200 km distance to Marseilles, Frances second largest city.
The region has roughly 250 sunny days per year, we know for quite a while about this so called solar technology. There are mountains not useful for any agricultural use, but the French administration is in the hands of the monopolist Areva and EDF who dominate the supply with energy. Their far foreseeing management with unprecedented and incomparable high wages is still clinging on to the dreams of the 1980/90 that there will be Uranium forever and if there a problems, they are forcing the currently president in charge to invade such remote places like Niger, Mali etc where they have their mines. The costs of these wars are straight put on to the tax payer. That's why "defense" is such a great democratic thing, everybody has the pleasure to contribute. If this is not democratic...
Greenpeace said to honor his very own promises Hollande had made during his election campaign it is now the time to close at least 10 reactors by 2017 and 20 by 2020. The problem lies within the system: while French energy companies, spoiled by decades of seemingly unlimited availability of uranium has not bothered to invest in other forms to generate energy, especially in renewable solar farms the government is putting its head into the sand waiting till something is happened with these old reactors. To include Triscastin into those reactors which have to be closed, because it was built over 30 years ago, has a track record of failures is actually a must because its better having no electricity then being "shining".
To give you a glimpse of what is happened if something serious is happens: the impact will be roughly 10 times worse then Chernobyl, - four 900 mega watt reactors. The coolant water must be highly pressurized to remain liquid at high temperatures. This requires high strength piping and a heavy pressure vessel and hence increases construction costs. The high temperature water coolant with boric acid dissolved in it is corrosive to carbon steel (but not stainless steel); this has caused in the past in Tricastin Plant radioactive corrosion products who then circulated in the primary coolant loop. But of course it was never really made public.
Action à la centrale de Tricastin – liveblog
The president of Croatian Press Photographer Association Igor Nobilo & Photographer Petar Kürschner are organizing an interesting, adventurous photo workshop called "SEE" on the wonderful island of Cres in Croatia. The workshop leader is New York based photographer Sally Gall.
The workshop will be a great opportunity to learn from the best & to experience the pure Mediterranean as it once was on the magic island of Cres, Croatia.
Here's the link to the workshop: http://seeworkshops.com/en/
To get in touch with Peatr Kürschner click here
Edward, "Teddy", Snowden has it whistleblowed: The EU security gurus are cooperating with the NSA and use their services. This will explain you how this collaboration works:
Americans provide the technique, the EU does the dirty work - as it has always been, like as it is with McDonald's. The monitoring of foreign data streams is thanks to complicated analysis tools from the USA (laptops, i-phones, Windows 8), it got easy for EU intelligence agents as access a Portuguese Twitter messenger and understand Spanish.
Storing the data:
Everyone knows the problem: you simply tilt juice over your keyboard while you are surfing the INTERNET and you hard-disk will collapses; loving-fully maintained Porn archives and other useless data of you boring live disapear. For this reason, the valiant NSA agents have taught their European colleagues to save weekly backups of entire generated illicit data in cargo ship's large underground servers, - and absolutely never keeping their drinks next to valuable electronics.
Proper dealing with information:
American laissez-faire meets European Stubbornness. Where the staff of the European intelligence agencies (EIA) pay strict adherence to the rules of no matter how ludicrous they are, the Yanks leave a few Password-lists in their office kitchen between empty fast food packages and upload huge amounts of data in an unsecured cloud. That makes the work then so relaxed and friendly and also helps if required by our beloved security priest any stupid and average faces on the planet to reach worldwide fame. The European intelligence agencies are currently working doggedly at a conversion of American habits.
Laying together are under a blanket:
Just lie for a while and enjoy how cozy this can be. This makes it easier to manipulate each others hubs of information for accurate processing, enter spy tools in off and on mode - collaboration can be soooo beautiful! Monitoring, scrutinizing and interference in intimate affairs of each other deepens the relationship between the intelligence agencies in the so called civilized world. But beware, dear European intelligence agencies (EIA): The NSA goes with pretty much any other foreign intelligence to bed! Here it is, force a decision: me or the bitches of the GCHQ ...
Are Airport Dissidents the future? The template for the comedy-drama "The Terminal" by Steven Spielberg, with Tom Hanks was inspired by the Kafkaesque 18-years-hike of Mehran Karimi Nasseri. He was the "reality land surveyor K." who was forced to live for 18 years in Charles d' Gaulle International Airport, Paris because all his legal papers got nicked in a French train.
Nasseri was born 1942 in BP's Company settlement in Masjed Soleiman, Iran. His father was an Iranian physician who was working for that company. His mother was a nurse from Scotland working in the same place. So Nasseri went to London to study. Not like Gadaffis son to the London School of Economics but he have a good life there. As the Revolution in Iran took place, Nasseri saw it as his duty to go back to Iran, demonstrated against the new regime.
Well, the Iranian revolutionaris simply revoked his Iranian passport "obamastyle" and putted him on a plane back to London. Yes, you were guess it: London did not want to have him either.
For Nasseri a Odyssey of several years begun and he got to know more about Europe. Finally Belgium granted him asylum and also issued him new legal documents, the Iranians had refused to issue him. Nasseri now assuming his official Belgium papers will enable him to go to London so he can finish his studies and traveled via France to London. In the train his new Belgium papers got nicked. As he arrived in London, instead the border-control would help him filing on a theft report, they transfered him back to Paris by plane. This was 1988.
And then he did not move out of the transit area of Paris airport Charles d' Gaulle. I've met him there in December 2004 asking him why he not just have called the Belgium authorities to get him a copy of his asylum documents? He tried that and explained: "Belgian refugee officials refused to mail my papers to France. They argued that would have to present myself in person so that they could be sure I'm the same man to whom they had granted political asylum years before". But at the same time the Belgian government refused at that point also to allow Nasseri to return there because under Belgian law a refugee who voluntarily leaves a country that has accepted him cannot return. He had lived continuously already for 16 years at the airport. Imagine, no real shower, not real hygiene facilities, no dentist, nothing... All his boxes around him were full of books. And he was looking already frail. Sure every waiter, every air port employee not only knew him, also everybody supported him. For Nasseri it was his home for another 3 years till he got seriously sick and is today living in Paris near the Notre Dame...
Interesting what is going to be happened in Moscow's transit area, - the "NSA dissident" there may cause a bit more hassle then good ole Nasseri who made a bench his home at France's airport. This buddy is giving interviews to paparazzis . Well maybe Nasseri 's predicament mirrors at least those of millions immigrants around the world who may go to sleep in their own beds but live in a limbo of expired documents and steely bureaucracies.
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