German President Koehler to Quit After Afghanistan Criticism
By Patrick Donahue and Brian Parkin
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- German President Horst Koehler unexpectedly announced his resignation with immediate effect, citing public criticism of remarks he made about Germany’s military mission in Afghanistan.
Koehler, a former director general of the International Monetary Fund, suggested in a May 22 interview with Germany’s Deutschlandradio that German military involvement is also necessary to protect the country’s economic interests.
Announcing his resignation in Berlin today, Koehler told reporters that the criticism “lacks any foundation” and “undermines the necessary respect for my office.”
An eventful day with Saturn and Neptun stationary within 24h and Uranus in Aries which rather describes the furious attack of Israel but what makes the things odd is that it has lost the only ally it had in the Muslim world - Turkey - after it hijacked a ship with around 400 Turkish citizens after killing and injuring some. The odd thing is that a random attack on a Turkish naval compound with 7 deaths was connected by the speaker of the ruling party AKP to the assault on the sea of the civil human Gaza supporters which is a very aggressive accusation and brings the whole situation closer to a reason for war. So far there is no proof but the coincidence might bring some ideas like this up. Now Obama has a chance to proof if he deserves the nobel peace price as so far he was rather a war activist - he needs to show that America is not a puppet of the Zionist in Israel and America although he hired some into his closest and most powerful posts with Rahm Emmanuel the most prominent one.
Another interesting outing is the CIA - Hollywood strategy of 'wag the dog' style of desinformation productions of faked videos. Makes you wonder how many and which ones had been presented to us from Osama Bın Ladin to 9/11.
CIA considered faking Saddam Hussein sex video
The CIA considered faking a video showing Saddam Hussein having sex with a teenage boy, it has been claimed.
Unnamed former officers told the Washington Post it was one of a number of outlandish plans thought up to discredit the Iraqi dictator before the 2003 American-led invasion.
"It would look like it was taken by a hidden camera," said one. "Very grainy, like it was a secret videotaping of a sex session."
Another scheme was to break into Iraqi television stations with a bogus news bulletin in which a Saddam lookalike would announce that he was stepping down.
The double would say he was to be replaced by his son Uday, a notorious sadist and libertine widely despised by Iraqis.
"I'm sure you will throw your support behind His Excellency Uday," the fake Saddam would say.
The ideas were developed by the CIA's Iraq Operations Group in collaboration with its Office of Technical Services.
According to the officer, the CIA did make a video apparently showing Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda lieutenants sitting beside a campfire quaffing bottles of alcoholic drinks and discussing their sexual trysts with boys. The actors were drawn from "some of us darker-skinned employees".
The ideas were strongly opposed by James Pavitt, then head of the CIA's Directorate of Operations, the spy agency's clandestine division.
A second former CIA officer said the plots were obviously ludicrous and "came from people whose careers were spent in Latin America or East Asia" and did not understand the Middle East.
A third former officer said: "Saddam playing with boys would have no resonance in the Middle East – nobody cares.
"Trying to mount such a campaign would show a total misunderstanding of the target. We always mistake our own taboos as universal when, in fact, they are just our taboos."