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Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Dick Cheney-Linked Company

Israel has granted a U.S. company the first license to explore for oil and gas in the occupied Golan Heights, John Reed of the Financial Times reports.

A local subsidiary of the New York-listed company Genie Energy — which is advised by former vice president Dick Cheney and whose shareholders include Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdochwill now have exclusive rights to a 153-square mile radius in the southern part of the Golan Heights.

That geographic location will likely prove controversial.

Israel seized the Golan Heights in the Six-Day War in 1967 and annexed the territory in 1981. Its administration of the area — which is not recognized by international law — has been mostly peaceful until the Syrian civil war broke out 23 months ago.

“This action is mostly political – it’s an attempt to deepen Israeli commitment to the occupied Golan Heights,” Israeli political analyst Yaron Ezrahi told FT. “The timing is directly related to the fact that the Syrian government is dealing with violence and chaos and is not free to deal with this problem.”

golan heightsWikimedia Commons There are about 20,000 Israeli settlers in the Golan Heights.

Earlier this month we reported that Israel is considering creating a buffer zone reaching up to 10 miles from Golan into Syria to secure the 47-mile border against the threat of Islamic radicals in the area.

The move would overtake the UN Disengagement Observer Force Zone that was established in 1973 to end the Yom Kippur War and to provide a buffer zone between the two countries.

Reed notes that recent natural gas finds off Israel’s coast in the Mediterranean have made the country’s offshore gas reserve one of the largest of its kind in the world, meaning Israel may become a significant energy exporter in its region.

 Note: Israel has been exporting wines exploited in the Heights that are under economic sanctions as well as exploiting the water rich Heights and selling it to the Palestinians
“Manipulated of the World, Unite!:”  Clarification and resolution
Since antiquity, the main task of any ruler was to discover the best and most efficient means to manipulate the masses for his own interest.  It is dawning on me that Facebook.com can be an interesting social platform for serious discussions on important topics, if the comments are expanded and developed.  For example, on August 19 at 10:36pm, Jamil Berry wrote on facebook.com in French: “Un slogan unificateur de la terre entière pourrait désormais être” Manipulés du monde ; unissez-vous ” by paraphrazing Karl Mark “Workers of the World, Unite”

I commented: “How can we be aware that we have been manipulated, if secrets are not made public and we refuse to read and listen? Usually, individuals recognize a manipulation when it is too late. In the meanwhile, they refuse to take seriously warnings and pieces of intelligence: We think that we are always more clever and more informed than those nuts of “engaged people” who have nothing better to do than “complain

Jamil Berry replied: Dear adonis . I do agree with you . First of all let me thank you for the 2 long chapters you wrote on your blog about my book . You have had a very pertinent analysis and i’m very proud being your friend . However manipulation is the only today’s language of geopolitics . We assist to the rise of generations educated and formated by the 2000 tv channels all around the world . Medias become the LIE sanctuary . An example ? Did you hear of read any jewish bad accusation against Strauss-Khan (DSK) ?..

Adonis replied:  “The current mass uprising are responses to decades of tacit manipulations. The social platforms made the masses more in tune with timely information, with pertinent timely interactions among the events…kind of allowing to join the dots in an efficient manner…getting very knowledgeable of massive and timely interactions around the world…

Jean-Michel Lambert commented in French: “A tout prendre, et bien que j’ai horreur de cette sensation, je prefère etre manipulé, que de faire partie des manipulateurs!! Entre naiveté, et cynisme, j’ai choisi! Mais par ailleurs, pas mal de personnes denonçant les manipulations se révélent au final etre manipulées elles memes!! Et puis, ne vaut il pas mieux etre confrontés au diffIcile choix de faire le tri dans les informations qui nous parviennent…vraies ou fausses, que de subir stoiquement celles distillées par la pensée et le media unique??? En bref, j’aime autant avoir le droit de choisir la manipulation subie!!! C’est déja une liberté en soi…Non?

Latifa ElKihal commented: “Je reste très dubitative sur cette question qui est pourtant très actuelle. D’abord , tout est manipulateur , même les bibelots et les paysages. La manipulation est d’abord une séduction. qu’elle soit innocente ou mal intentionnée . On se laisse séduire et manipuler …Nous sommes des adultes et nous avons le libre arbitre. Enfin , nous pensons l’avoir , mais nous ne sommes et ne resterons hélas que des arbitres d’angle , comme ceux des terrains de foot . Et donc nous avons besoin de lire , pour nous éclairer. Les intellectuels , qui incarnaient avant une certaine honnêteté intellectuelle sont devenus, pour la plupart d’entre eux, des « faussaires » ….Je vous donne un exemple : Toute la presse parle de la rentrée littéraire et on annonce déjà les bests- sellers de la rentrée . L’express , le monde , le Figaro , Libération…et toute cette presse salutaire en fait l’éloge, et publie les extraits et les compteurs de vente ont déjà explosé et ça génère un argent fou. ( j’ai lu ce matin le rapport Forbes sur les chiffres de ventes aux USA sur Livres hébdo , les chiffres sont incroyables !)..Ce sont les médias qui décident qui sera best seller ; et il va l’être , quelque soit son contenu !!! Des intellectuels col blanc , bien coiffés et très médiatisés qui s’expriment sur toutes les crises politiques . Des intellectuelles soldats ….Un spectacle désolant et hallucinant ! Je n’aime pas céder à l’idée du complot , mais je commence à étouffer dans cette sphère culturelle mensongère . Je commence à beaucoup me méfier de ce genre d’attitude . On nous vend tout et n’importe quoi dans un monde de consommation . Des brosses à dents , des shampoings , des voitures et même des analyses et des pensées prêtes à penser …Pascale Boniface fait son coup de gueule en défiant ce système, et en publiant à contre courant son livre « Les intellectuels faussaires » sorti en Mai 2011.  C’est édifiant , son article est sur l’express.fr… Je n’ai pas encore lu ce livre, on en parle si peu !! Je compte le faire et je respecte ce genre d’individu qui met à nu ce système de manipulation de la pensée des masses . Mais le public n’est plus dupe et on est déjà en plein crise morale intellectuelle …

Latifa ElKihal commented: “Mais cette immoralité intellectuelle se trouve menacée à long terme par la prise de conscience des masses manipulées . La blogosphère qui s’impose de plus en plus, tente de contrer ces manipulations . Il y’a des blogs dignes d’intérêt où on lit régulièrement des analyses de grande qualité . Les médias , se trouvent aussi contrés par cette palette numérique qui permet d’un côté une grande diffusion des infos et articles, et d’un autres côté elle permet en temps réel de critiquer , de disséquer et de discuter toute l’actualité . Les maisons d’éditions et leurs dictats seront un jour contournées . Aux USA l’autoédition est entrain de fleurir . C’est plaisant de voir les nouveaux auteurs s’auto-éditer ..On assiste de plus en plus à une nouvelle liberté d’expression qu’aucune politique ne peut contenir ni censurer et qu’aucune ligne éditoriale ne peut dicter ou manipuler …Là aussi tout n’est pas bon et il faudrait séparer le bon grain de l’ivraie . Et nous avons désormais de nouveaux éclaircissements à portée de main qui nous aident à se faire une opinion encore plus éclairée et à développer l’esprit critique …”

What do think?  States will always manipulate the citizens: Manipulating opinions is its main job, using all the means of pressure and power in its hands, all the money, news medias, richest classes, university intellectuals… How can citizens recognize a manipulation? How can citizen associate and focus their attention and confrontation?

Media mogul, Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World has folded shop after serious investigation on illegal wire tapping on personalities and bereaved families, and buying off police officers for reports…

Julian Assange made a break through in WikiLeaks by publishing secret reports…

Dictators are falling in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya..and soon absolute monarchs will vanish.  International financial conglomerates are experiencing the squeeze because governments have tried to save the liberal capitalist philosophy and are failing miserably facing the ire of the common people, tired of paying the bills of those who recklessly flaunted all laws and regulations…

Public figures said last two weeks; (Feb. 18, 2010)

Actor Robert Duval said: “My often says that a good meal and a lovely tango suffice to be happy. She is right.”

Clare Short, Ex British Minister for international development on Blair PM decision for Iraq’s pre-emptive war: “The climate within the government sessions was like living in a psychiatric ward”

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin who walked on the moon is for canceling the project on moon exploration: “We have been there” (Let us move on and care for earth and people living on earth)

Neil Barofsky, general inspector of the US treasury, said: “The road is still ascending but this time around the car is faster” (This fast ascension should greatly worry us all since jobless rates and foreclosures are increasing)

The newspaper magnate of News Corp Rupert Murdoch said: “Platforms are proliferating but all these intelligent technologies are empty recipients.”

Avi Shapira, president of Israel comity for the preparation of earthquakes, said: “What happened in Haiti can happen in Israel”

Actor Johnny Depp denying news of his death: “I am not dead; I am in France”

President Barrack Obama: “I prefer being a good president for one term rather than a mediocre one for two terms”

President of Bolivia Evo Morales: “I am proud to announce that the period of humiliated and mendicant Bolivia is over.  People all over the world have decided to regain liberty and dignity”

Italy’s PM Silvio Berlusconi said: “Less immigrants less criminals”

Secretary General of Sweden Academy Peter Englund said: “I am taking paternity leave. This period will not hurt the Academy nor disturb the power structure between the sexes”

Tennis player Andy Murray after losing the game said: “I cry like Roger Federer but I don’t play as well as he does”

Pertinent Quips; (Jan. 7, 2010)

            An Australian minister encouraged women procreation: “Make one for your husband, one for yourself, and one for the State”

            A British philosopher: “Dark Medieval Age deprived citizens of the human dimensions: The God of the Church ruled life and society. We are going through another Middle Age period: God of Technology is enthroned”

            Former Italian Andreotti PM: “If I was born in one of Lebanon’s refugee camps I would have been raised a terrorist”

            The crippled astrophysicist Stephen Hawking: “My next objective is to get into space: Richard Bronson would wheel my chair”

            Hans Blix, former nuclear proliferation inspector, said: “We have failed in the task of nuclear non-proliferation; we have to succeed in space non-proliferation plans”

            Control specialists in trade frauds should be awarded Nobel Prize in economics (Adonis49)

            Richard Nixon: “Never forget: media is your enemy; the establishment is your enemy; and professors are your enemies”

            The financial crisis crashed the statue quo: Time for major interior redecorating (Adonis49)

            Nelson Mandela: “Your victory demonstrates that there is no ground to fear changing for a better world”

            Oblivion is the nemesis to human stars and State regimes: Regimes disintegrate from the inside; foreign meddling extends a life line to regimes’ survival.  Bad propaganda is propaganda: it is always welcomed. (Adonis49)

            Goldman Sachs’ Lord Brian Griffiths “The public has to learn tolerating inequalities in the name of prosperity for all”

            Rupert Murdoch “Dailies will enjoy a long life. Survivors will reap plenty of money”

            Thank God there is an independent people’s court in England: otherwise, current Israel’s crimes against humanity would have been politically absolved (Adonis49)

            Shulamit Aloni (ex-Israel education minister): “We have no gas chambers yet: there are many methods to commit genocide”

            Igal Sarna: “Israel is the vastest psychiatric ward with no treating medical personnel”

            Scott McNeally predicted in 1995 “In a few years, electronic trade will replace many conventional commercial infrastructures”

            Arundhati Roy (novelist from India): “The movie Slumdog Millionaire delivered an authentic picture of the violence and poverty in India. This movie accuses nobody and everybody is happy. You call that a success?”

            Amadou Troure (Mali President): “Some grow cotton and reap subsidies. We grow cotton and reap deficits”

            Kadhafe of Libya: “God’s soldiers or the tse tse mosquitos protected us from colonial powers”

Websites to cost users by 2010; (October 18, 2009)

 

            The search for an economic model to generate profit is driving many web developers to charging users for information gathering. It seems that publicity is no longer generating enough resources for the printed media. In 1998, 48% of the US readers got their information from papers versus 13% on the web. Ten years later, 37 % use the web versus 34% paper journals and dailies. 

            The successes of iTunes Stores and Amazon is for selling digital music on the Web are encouraging movie and written press businesses to testing paying diffusion modes.  Two years ago, selling music records on the web amounted to 20% of the music market. In 2008, 1.4 billion records were sold on the web; by 2010 this mode of selling will far surpassing the physical CD sales. Last FM, Yes FM, and Spotify are revolutionizing the market and making “streaming” the preferred option for consumers; the paying option does not contain advertisement.  Virgin Media is offering a new legal telecharging “for the price of two CDs you may have access to the entire music catalogue.”

            Daniel Ek, founder of Spotify proclaimed that “the consumer doesn’t give a damn of owning or telecharging CD; what he wants is to be able to have access.”  The networks for sharing files via Torrent and eMule, the “streaming”, or direct telecharging sites such as Rapidshare and Megaupload have doubled business for the second year in a raw.

            Browsing cultural, editorials, and special investigative pieces in dailies will no longer be free. The New York Times got on the web in 2005 and charged its subscribers; it backed off two years later and is now reconsidering payment. Google is receiving advertising benefits through Adsense and Adwords to Google News; the information associations are charging Google to benefit from the labor of other journalists without their consent.  Google is studying a formula and it presented it to Newspapers Association of America that would allow dailies to charge its Google’s users for articles read.

            Louis Gordon Crovitz, co-founder of Journalism Online stated: “The future is for mix models of free and charged. Authors of numerical books will receive their dues.”  Rupert Murdoch, mogul of News Corporation which include Wall Street Journal, Times, and the Sun is leading the charge on account that “an industry that offer its product for free cannibalizes its capacity for producing good journalism.”

            The Economist is going to charge micro payments within 6 months; basically there will be two kinds of payments: Essential formula at half price of the Premiere formula where users can read the journals the night before publication.

            Paramount, Lions Gate, and Metro-Goldwyn-Myer are uniting to launch on the Epix market high definition movies in streaming mode. YouTube is negociating similar deals with the studios of Hollywood.


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