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The Corporate Industrial Military Media Security/Surveillance Complex and Diamond's are NOT a Girl's Best Friend!Eileen Fleming Salem-News.com
2010’s Big Brother is The Corporate Industrial Military Media Security/Surveillance Complexy.
(CLERMONT, Fla.) - Totalitarian regimes control their people with FEAR and propaganda and we are NOW living George Orwell’s nightmare.
Coined by Orwell as doublethink, the Ministry of Peace wages war, the Ministry of Truth fabricates lies and the Ministry of Love tortures and kills any it deems threatening. Most threatening for Big Brother are those with independent thought, such as Seán Clinton, who is the chairperson of the Limerick branch of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and a former Boycott Officer on the National Committee of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
“Most people are unaware that Israel is one of the world's leading producers of cut and polished diamonds. As diamonds are normally not hallmarked, consumers cannot distinguish an Israeli diamond from one crafted in India, Belgium, South Africa or elsewhere. The global diamond industry and aligned governments, including the EU, have hoodwinked consumers into believing the diamond trade has been cleansed of diamonds that fund human rights abuses, but the facts are startlingly different.
“Israel -- which stands accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, genocide, the crime of apartheid, extrajudicial executions within and outside the territory it controls and persistent serious breaches of the Geneva Conventions -- is the world's leading exporter of diamonds.
“Revenue from the diamond industry helps fund Israel's illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories, its brutal subjugation of the Palestinian people and its international network of saboteurs, spies and assassins.” 
And all roads lead US to Israel!
The "Fabric of Life Road" in occupied Palestine is in reality an apartheid road; separate and unequal. Palestinians must travel through sewage and tunnels, but Israelis ride on only well maintained contiguous highways. At the checkpoint from Jerusalem to the little town of Bethlehem in occupied territory, the Ministry of Tourism had draped a thirty foot high doublespeak sign that proclaimed "Peace be with you" a loose translation of "War is Peace."
In 2007, Naomi Klein, in her book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism argued that at the height of the 2003-07 economic boom, the military industrial complex was driving Israel's tremendous economic growth, and Israel had the largest GDP growth of any Western country.
Klein theorized that the source of Israel's tremendous economic growth in the past five years couldn’t be attributed simply to its encouragement of high tech entrepreneurship and basic science. Its success must be understood, rather, as a product of its ability to use the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank as a laboratory for defense industry innovation -- and to showcase their wares.
"Young Israeli computer scientists and engineers gain their training in the military, and then go on to start the kind of technology companies that have proliferated wildly in Israel and whose products are much sought after abroad. The entire Israeli hi-tech sector and not just military technology per se, is thus an outgrowth of Israel's hyper militarization.
The Israeli economy's tech sector grew by 20% in 2006 alone, and Israel is now the foreign country with the second most US stock exchange-listed companies. Klein's point that Israel's military-derived technologies are an economic growth-driver because they can be tested in situ is correct, but it is insufficient for describing the magnitude of the military's tremendous penetration of the country's economy. Palestinians under occupation can indeed be seen as human "guinea pigs" and not just merely military targets, as Klein claims, but the society's militarization is far more profound than even she suggests." 
After the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, Israel's economy was devastated, but then came 9/11, and "suddenly new profit vistas opened up for any company that claimed it could spot terrorists in crowds, seal borders from attack and extract confessions from closed-mouthed prisoners.
Many of the country's most successful entrepreneurs are using Israel's status as a fortressed state, surrounded by furious enemies, as a kind of twenty-four-hour-a-day showroom--a living example of how to enjoy relative safety amid constant war…Israel now sends $1.2 billion in "defense" products to the United States—up dramatically from $270 million in 1999,
That makes Israel the fourth-largest arms dealer in the world…Much of this growth has been in the so-called "homeland security" sector. Before 9/11 homeland security barely existed as an industry. By the end of this year, Israeli exports in the sector will reach $1.2 billion--an increase of 20 percent. The key products and services are …precisely the tools and technologies Israel has used to lock in the occupied territories.
Israel has learned to turn endless war into a brand asset, pitching its uprooting, occupation and containment of the Palestinian people as a half-century head start in the "global war on terror… Israel's policy of erecting walls and checkpoints to seal off the occupied territories are also "laboratories where the terrifying tools of our security states are being field-tested Palestinians--whether living in the West Bank or what the Israeli politicians are already calling "Hamasistan"--are no longer just targets. They are guinea pigs…" [IBID]
Poster-boy for Israel's Corporate Industrial Security/Surveillance Complex is Mordechai Vanunu.
Every email Vanunu has ever written, snail mail received, phone call conversation and walk he has ever taken over the last 6 ½ years has potentially been monitored 24/7, since his release from 18 years in an Israeli prison for telling The Truth about Israel’s nuclear deceptions.
Thirty odd years from my first time, I reread Orwell's 1984, that was published in 1949. I was struck at how much Vanunu reminded me of Winston Smith, Orwell's man with an independent thought that Big Brother; The Party incarnate found so threatening that they tortured him beyond his endurance in order to break him, brainwash him and strip him of his humanity.
But Big Brother has failed to break Mordechai Vanunu.
Vanunu also threatens Israel in 2010, far more than he did in 2004. If Israel had practiced justice and mercy, they would have let Vanunu go in 2004, and chances are, that by now Vanunu would have faded into a footnote in history, instead of keep making it!
On 11 October 2010, Vanunu returns to the Supreme Court seeking the rescinding of the draconian restrictions that have denied him his inalienable human rights of speech and movement ever since he emerged from 18 in a windowless tomb sized cell on 21 April 2004.
In 2008, Vanunu wrote, "There is a lot of suffering here…Israel wants to hide so much because it is not good for its image as a democracy and a friend of America…1984, yes I read it many times and many years ago.1984 is here."
In 1987, in Ashkelon Prison, Vanunu wrote, I had "no choice. I'm a little man, a citizen, one of the people, but I'll do what I have to. I've heard the voice of my conscience and there's nowhere to hide…yes, it's there all right. I'm all right. I do see the monster. I'm part of the system. I signed this form. Only now I am reading the rest of it. This bolt is part of a bomb. This bolt is me…Who else knows? Who has seen? Who has heard?"
"A working prophet, is able to see deeper than most of us into the human soul. Orwell in 1948 understood that despite the Axis defeat, the will to fascism had not gone away; the irresistible human addiction to power were already long in place. The means of surveillance in Winston Smith's era are primitive next to the wonders of computer technology-most notably the Internet."
"Universal peace and justice are the goals of man, and the prophets have faith that in spite of all errors and sins and although under the illusion of fighting for peace and democracy-all the fighting nations lost moral considerations. The unlimited destruction of civilian populations with atomic bombs; can human nature be changed so that man will forget his longing for freedom, dignity, integrity, love-can man forget that he is human?" [Ibid]
The atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a baby step compared to the 21st century slaughter that can be achieved by thermonuclear weapons with capacities to wipe out 100% of a country within minutes. The Corporate Industrial Military Complex cranks out new weapons about every five years and soon those minds driven mad with doublethink-"war is peace"- will create 100 or 1,000 megaton bombs.
Orwell illuminated the illusion that democracy can continue to exist in a world preparing for nuclear war and that Leader’s have only one aim, and that is maintaining power!
We waste income and energy in building thermonuclear weapons, and we close our minds to the fact that they might go off and destroy the world as we now know it and annihilate Mother Nature and all of Creation.
The real battlefield is the mind: LEARN MORE: archive.org/details/Psywar_277
Eileen Fleming is the Producer of "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org, Eileen is a Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com, Author of "Keep Hope Alive" and "Memoirs of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory" and the soon to be released "BEYOND NUCLEAR: Some of my Experiences of Mordechai Vanunu and the Holy Land: 2005-2010" youtube.com/user/eileenfleming. Eileen is a unique leader in her state and she intends to run for a Florida Congressional seat in the future, to help speed the process of change that is so demanded today. Like many who walk in similar steps, Eileen, like other writers at Salem-News.com, is an outspoken advocate for humanity and she has no tolerance for the oppressive forces of the world.
You can send Eileen Fleming an email at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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