Sunday, July 29, 2012


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May 30, 2012

“World of Warcraft: The Use of Archetypes in Psychotherapy”
David Williams, MD, Child Psychiatry Fellow II
Roger Fox, MD, PGYIV Psychiatry Resident
Lynne Fenton, MD, Medical Director, Student Mental Health Service
Anschutz Medical Campus


May 2012 Grand Rounds Schedule - University of Colorado Denver

The Mumbai shootings patsy.

2. Lynne Fenton, MD
Assistant Professor

Chief of Physical Medicine, United States Air Force, San Antonio, TX, 1990-1993

Staff Physiatrist, Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, 1990-1993

Medal of Commendation, United States Air Force, 1993

3. James Holmes' “Mentor” Admits To Mind Manipulation :

By Joel
July 25, 2012

John Jacobson, the person James Holmes named as his “mentor” during his science camp presentation on “temporal illusions” and “subjective experience” , can be seen in a video discussing the manipulation of a subject’s order of time perception.

At 1.58 in Jacobson says:
“… it’s possible… for us to manipulate temporal order, we have loads of power over temporal order, if events happen in the order A/B, a good psycho-physicist can have the subject experience it as B/A, this is routine…
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Reportedly, Dr. Shakil Afridi set up a fake vaccination programme in Abbottabad in Pakistan, in order to spy for the CIA.
Of course Afridi never saw Bin Laden, who had been dead for years, and was not successful in getting DNA samples from anyone.

 In Abbottabad, it was said that the “Americans killed an old hawker and claimed it was Osama.” 

Burka | The Pakistan Update

Afridi was paid $61,000 by the USA.

"Several current and former Pakistani officials described the doctor Afridi, as a hard-drinking womaniser who had faced accusations of sexual assault, harassment and stealing. They said his main obsession was making easy money.

"According to a 2002 health department document seen by Reuters, Afridi was deemed to be corrupt and unreliable and unfit for government service."
(Shakil Afridi was described as unreliable, corrupt.)


On 5 May 2011, it was reported that "according to security officials, three foreigners were arrested in Abbottabad near the alleged compound of 'Osama bin Laden' which was attacked by US SEALs on May 1, 2011.

"Sources reveal that the foreigners are of Arab origin and according to preliminary investigations, they reveal links with the British secret service MI6." (Report: Three foreigners arrested from Abbottabad)

On 28 July 2012, we read that a green-eyed blonde secret agent with a British accent called 'Sue' was reportedly one of the handlers of the jailed Pakistani doctor Dr. Shakil Afridi.

According to documents filed by Pakistani prosecutors, Sue would pick up Afridi at a petrol station in Islamabad, and take him for a top-secret debriefing.

According to the Pakistani prosecutors, Afridi's handlers used locations across Islamabad to pick him up and  there were several operatives working with him, including two women.

'He met 25 times with foreign secret agents, received instructions and provided sensitive information to them,' according to an investigative report filed by prosecutors and seen by the Washington Post.

The CIA reportedly kept a number of its assets and agents in the Abbottabad area 

The 'Osama bin Laden compound' in the Pakistan town of Abbottabad has a special design. 

Reportedly, it is a design used by the US military. 

Reportedly, the US military use this design for constructing secret and safe homes for top officers in dangerous zones. 

(Did Dawood's construction firm build 'Osama's' Abbottabad home? / Did Dawood's construction firm build 'Osama's' Abbottabad home ...

The Abbottabad compound 

"Highly placed sources in Indian intelligence" reveal that the contract to build such homes in Pakistan has been given to Safari Construction. 

Safari Construction is reportedly owned by Dawood Ibrahim. 

(Did Dawood's construction firm build Osama's Abbottabad home?
Reportedly, Dawood Ibrahim is an asset of the CIA. 

The 'Osama House' was well known to the CIA. 

The 'OSAMA HOUSE' was raided in 2009 

The copy in Bagram, Afghanistan? 

In April 2011, the US military reportedly made a full scale replica of the 'Obama compound'. (Full-Scale Replica.)

"They replicated the one-acre compound at Camp Alpha, a segregated section of Bagram Air Base." (the Atlantic)

Two TV sets, digital satellite decoder, computer, calculator with printer.

"Electricity bills seen by The Sunday Times show that the compound used hardly any power, just enough for lights and a small television "

Talk of who betrayed Osama bin Laden sparks a harem scuffle

CIA asset arrested in Karachi?

It looks as if the Pakistan military is, or was, cracking down on the CIA.

1. On 17 May 2011 we learnt that, in Karachi, Pakistani security forces arrested Muhammad Ali Qasim Yaqub.Muhammad Yaqub, alias Abu Sohaib al Makki, is a senior al Qaeda (CIA) operative from Yemen. 

Pakistani army: senior al Qaeda (CIA) operative arrested 
According to the Pakistan military, Yaqub (al Makki) had been "working directly under al Qaeda (CIA) leaders along (the) Pakistan-Afghan border." 

The US Embassy in Pakistan claims not to know Yaqub (al Makki) and say his name does not appear on any lists under the US Rewards for Justice program. 

"The arrest of al Makki is a major development in unraveling the al Qaeda (CIA) network operating in the region," according to the Pakistan military. 

Yaqub (al Makki) was arrested some time after 2 May 2011.


2. In January 2011, Umar Patek was arrested by Pakistani forces in Abbottabad.
Umar Patek, an Indonesian, was reportedly an asset of the CIA. 

"He was captured with his Indonesian wife during a gun battle with local Pakistani security," according to Indonesia's General Sutanto. 



3. On 27 January 2011, the CIA's Raymond Davis was arrested by the Pakistan authorities after he had killed two agents of the Pakistan spy service ISI in Lahore, Pakistan.


Baitullah Mehsud, whose nephew was allegedly staying in the 'Osama' compound in Abbottabad. 

On 17 May 2011, we read that the Pakistan security forces "have arrested ... three family members of the ... militant leader Qari Zainuddin Mehsud from a mountain (two miles fromAbbottabad) which is believed to be the hub of (Pakistan) Taliban militants, while three hotels were raided to hunt down foreign journalists..."


Fake photo? 

There is evidence that it was Pakistan forces who carried out the raid on the so called 'Osama' compound.











Saturday, July 28, 2012


Video: Damascus, the volcano has been extinguished

Syria Defeats NATO’s Swarming Terrorists

Webster G. Tarpley
July 27, 2012
Tarpley PressTV Article
Last week, the NATO powers launched their long-awaited summer offensive against Syria. This was a multi-pronged effort designed not just to overthrow the government of President Assad, but also to totally disintegrate the existing structures of the Syrian state, dissolving the entire country into chaos, confusion, secession, attempted coups d’état, and a likely massacre of Assad backers, Alawites, Christians, Kurds, and other minority groups. Continue Reading “Syria Defeats NATO’s Swarming Terrorists,” Exclusively at PressTV


Peter Beinart.

In a 2010 essay "The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment" Peter Beinart, who is Jewish, argued that by supporting Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, American Jewish leaders risk alienating generations of younger American Jews who find the occupation to be morally wrong and incompatible with their liberal politics.[2]
The 28 July 2012 edition of The Economist has a Special report on Judaism and the Jews

From this we learn:

1. 57% of the word's 'Jews' live outside of Israel.

43% live in Israel.

There are 13,580,000 'Jews' in the world.

5,275,000 Jews live in the USA.

5,703,000 Jews live in Israel.

Some of the Israeli population came from North Africa and various countries in the Middle East.

The Khazar were a Turkic tribe. They converted to the Jewish religion. Khazaria: A Forgotten Jewish Empire | History Today. Many of the Israelis are Khazars.

2. According to J.J. Goldberg, a writer, "Celebrities used to change their names to hide their Jewish identity.

"Now they talk on television about how they try to instil Jewish identity into their half-Jewish children.

"Take (the actress) Gwyneth Paltrow. Her father is a descendant of rabbis; her mother is a Protestant from middle America. She writes in her food blog about her favourite kosher recipes..."

3. In Russia and Ukraine, Jews are prominent in business. 

4. When Hitler came to power, some 6m Jews were safe in North and South America and in Britain, with 3m more living in the Soviet Union.

5. Zionism, the movement for Jewish independence in Palestine, had to struggle for Jewish popular support.

The Ultra-Orthodox Jews were originally opposed to Zionism, and some still are.

The Modern-Orthodox Jews are strongly in favour of Zionism.

The growing Modern-Orthodox settler movement in the West Bank supports permanent occupation of the West Bank.

The Conservative Jews are in favour of Zionism but relatively few have gone to live in Israel.

The Reform Jews were originally opposed to Zionism and relatively few have moved to Israel.

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6. According to Arnold Eisen, Jews, especially younger ones, have been dropping out of Judaism in large numbers for years.

As their link to Judaism weakens, so does their support for Israel.


Dr Lynn Fenton, formerly with the US military.

James Holmes is most likely an innocent patsy.

It is not surprising that he cannot remember shooting anyone in Denver.

Holmes reportedly does not remember shooting at the movie theater

Holmes has most likely been brainwashed.

Dr. Lynne Fenton, a University of Colorado psychiatrist, sees between 15 and 20 graduate students per week

One of her patients was James Holmes.

Dr. Lynne Fenton was chief of physical medicine with the U.S. Air Force in San Antonio, Texas, in the early 1990s,

Who is Dr. Lynne Fenton?

Aurora Massacre: Stick Figure Confession = FBI Drop Gun?

by Scott Creighton
UPDATE 2: Now they say they didn’t look in the package of “stick figure drawing” confessions and that news reports about them contain significantly untrue details.They claim they didn’t examine the contents of the box. What? No stick figure drawing confession? What a shame.
UPDATE: Now the defense attorneys are saying James was a patient of Lynne Fenton, the medical school’s student mental health director and that the book is protected under doctor-patient confidentiality laws. See update after article for quote and link.
(U.S. Postal Service spokesman David Rupert) said no one has contacted the Postal Service for assistance in the investigation.”
Only in America, folks.
Fox News is standing by their original timeline (read my first article on the story when it broke) which stated that the package that was “discovered” at the university mail-room containing a notebook with what amounts to “stick figure” drawing confession from James Holmes, was there since July 12th. You will remember that quickly after the story came out, the people shaping the narrative of this investigation made some radical adjustments to the story for obvious reasons (lawsuits and lots of them). Fox is insisting that their “unnamed source” is more reliable than a university spokesman who would certainly be motivated by protecting the institution from potential liability claims, so they are standing firm on their story. And as it just so happens, the feds don’t seem very interested in tracking this package through the postal service like they did all those others. In my experience, if you don’t look for something, it’s because you don’t want to find it.
I wonder why that is.
“We respect the University’s position but are confident that our law enforcement source, who we will not name because of a prior agreement, was in a position to know the timing of the package’s whereabouts. We believe those details will be part of the evidence, which will be presented at an eventual trial,” said Fox Executive Editor John Moody.” Denver Post
Meanwhile, the judge is put a gag order on the entire case so no one else can leak potentially harmful “news’ (harmful to whom exactly?) otherwise known as “evidence”
“Neither officials with the university nor law enforcement would discuss the contents of the package, citing a judge’s order banning investigators and lawyers involved in the case from discussing it.” Denver Post
Isn’t it interesting that they can come out with a damning report which purportedly claims that James Holmes practically confessed to the Aurora Massacre with stick figure drawings, but then use the judge’s gag order to keep from having to show proof of that claim to the press and the people whom they are trying to persuade?
Remember, in the original Fox “News” story it wasn’t James Holmes that alerted the feds to the whereabouts of the notebook, it was a professor at the school who had a package that he mistakenly thought was from Holmes. Turns out, there was another package that was.
It was NBC “News” that fixed that remarkably unbelievable aspect of the story, fingering Holmes as the one who told the cops about it by citing still more “unnamed sources”.  But that flies in the face of reports that James Holmes doesn’t know why he is in jail and the fact that other officials refuse to confirm Holmes as the source of the location of the book to publications like the Associated Press. Seems like someone doesn’t want to go on record with that claim.
He claims he doesn’t know why he’s in jail,” a jail staffer told the newspaper. ”He asked, ‘why am I here?”’
If he doesn’t know why he is there, how do you think he was able to tell the feds the location of his “stick figure confession” manifesto?
But notice something written in the last sentence of this Associated Press story:
NBC News, citing unnamed sources, reported that Holmes told investigators to look for the package and that it described killing people.
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies refused to confirm the reports to The Associated Press.
U.S. Postal Service spokesman David Rupert said the agency’s inspectors have no direct knowledge of the package reportedly containing the notebook. He said no one has contacted the Postal Service for assistance in the investigation.” AP
Let me see if I got this straight:
The “official story’ is that James Holmes had over 50 packages sent to his home and his school over the past 3 months with gear and bullets and the post office was able to track ALL OF THAT since Friday (and in fact the first reports of all that postal service information came out early Saturday. How did they track all of that so fast?)…
Yet, perhaps the biggest piece of incriminating evidence doesn’t rate even a request by investigators to the post office to help them track it to see where it came from and when it was sent?
They supposedly found it Monday. This is being written on Friday. The top notch investigators of the FBI haven’t figured out yet that running a postal service trace on that package might be helpful to them… after all the other traces of all the other packages they’ve already done (supposedly).
Really? We’re supposed to believe that the postal service worked with the FBI and tracked all those packages received by James Holmes at his home address and the university, and then on Monday the postal service just happened to deliver another package to the same university, with his same home address in the return address box, without it being flagged or even noticed by the postal service?
No wonder the FBI doesn’t want to do a trace on the “stick figure confession” package.
Not only has the judge decided to put a gag order on the case after this fiasco, but apparently no cameras or court appointed reporters will be allowed into the courtroom for the arraignment on Monday.
They’ve also erected a chain-link fence complete with a green screen, around the entire building where the shooting took place.
Does this seem like justice is being done here? Can justice be found in an atmosphere of secrecy and deception? Because let’s face it, the more I look at this “stick figure drawing confession” the more I think of what used to be called a “drop gun
A drop gun is a clean, unregistered pistol dropped at the scene by an officer involved in a shooting which is used to justify it.
Are we looking at a modern day version of an FBI drop gun?
No one is clear on how the feds were brought to the university post office in the first place. The first guy who supposedly called them, didn’t call them, the suspect who basically confessed when he told them about it has no idea why he is in jail, they can’t even agree on when the package got there, and the FBI doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to ask the post office to shed some light on the subject.
Also remember that this entire story was falling apart at the seams when the “stick figure confession’ broke. Lots of questions surrounding the case were leading people all across the political divide to start wondering aloud about the case. This website alone had seen thousands of hits coming from “respectable” sites where links had been removed many times in the past.
I’ll tell you this, IF that notebook is a fabrication, given the means by which it was discovered and the varying manner in which they are still trying to prop it up as proof, it changes this case considerably. If that book is a forgery, a “drop gun” if you will, then it is fatally damning to the prosecution’s case.
Time will tell.
“In their motion, Holmes’ court-appointed attorneys disclosed that the package contained a notebook and confirmed that Holmes was a patient of Lynne Fenton, the medical school’s student mental health director. That means his communications with her should be protected under Colorado doctor-patient confidentiality laws. The disclosure, they argued, violated the judge’s gag order on participants in the case and put Holmes’ right to a fair trial “in serious jeopardy.”" MSNBC
“Prosecutors rebuffed the defense motion and argued that many of the news stories about the package contained significant factual errors and that there was no evidence the government was responsible for the leak.
Reports that the police “are currently examining the contents of the box” are “untrue, as the contents were secured and not examined,” prosecutors said.” Raw Story

Friday, July 27, 2012


Victor Rothschild, said to have influenced Churchill, Thatcher, Heath...

T Stokes, who claims to have had links to the UK security services, believes that the Rothschilds exercise great power in the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

Lord Archer of Sandwell
Peter Archer


1. Lord Archer of Sandwell (Peter Kingsley Archer) was noticed by recruiters for certain spooks, while studying at the London School of Economics.

He was very swiftly given a seat in the UK parliament and a job in government.

(Others who were 'parachuted' into parliament include Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband)

Lord Goodman

2. Archer 'was a Rothschild man'.

Reportedly, Lord Victor Rothschild used the Jewish Lord Goodman to direct Archer.

Jeremy Thorpe.

3. Reportedly, it was Lord Goodman and Peter Archer who helped bring about the acquittal of Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe, when he was on trial for the attempted murder of a male prostitute, in 1979.

The police's Operation Arundel and Operation Ore looked into child sexual abuse.

Reportedly, these police operations linked Thorpe with Sir Anthony Blunt and Tom Driberg.

Blunt reportedly worked for Lord Victor Rothschild.

4. Lord Goodman 'was Mr. Fixer' to the wealthy Jews who surrounded and funded Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

UK Prime Minister Edward Heath (left)

T Stokes tells that Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe and Conservative Party leader Edward Heath had one thing in common.

The Wheel of Fortune By T Stokes on September 6, 2011

According to T Stokes, BBC disc jockey Allan ‘Fluff’ Freeman owned a shop in Lea Bridge Rd. London, and 'this was where young boys from several care homes would be brought in by taxis for the night'.  


Reportedly, those who visited the shop included Jimmy Saville, Jonathan King, Joe Meeks and on occasion Brian Epstein.

The local police chief discovered that Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe and other top politicians attended 'kinky parties' at the shop in Lea Bridge Road.

Reportedly Jeremy Thorpe had a taste for young street boys and runaway teenagers.

Scott (left) and Thorpe.

Thorpe was put on trial for the attempted murder of male prostitute Norman Scott.

Reportedly, 'Thorpe threatened to expose the perversions of many members of government'.

Thorpe got off ‘Scott free’.


Sir Edward Heath, UK prime minister from 1970-74, "was known to visit the Jersey care home the Haute Garrene among others to take young boys on boating weekends on his yacht."

([2011] JERSEY:  Children were loaned to rich paedophile yachtsmen

Heath was warned on 4 occasions by the head of the Metropolitan police not to try to pick up young boys in public toilets.

"Late one night on the Thames embankment by the House of Commons a British prime minister approached a rent boy."

Reportedly, almost all the rent boys worked for the spooks - CIA, Mossad, MI5 and the KGB.

"The details of the encounter on the Thames embankment quickly ended up on the London KGB station chief’s desk."

Quite naturally, the KGB man handed the file to MI6, which had close links to Lord Victor Rothschild.




Inequality wrecks countries.

And inequality is increasing in many countries, including the USA and even Denmark.

OECD inequality report: how do different countries compare? | News ...

Inequality leads to "eroding trust, increasing anxiety and illness, (and) encouraging excessive consumption". (Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better.)


Throughout most of History, there was no 1%.

For most of History there was sharing and cooperation.

(Deborah Rogers egalitarian societies)

The hunter-gatherers cooperated when hunting and gathering; and they shared their food.

Equality was a something Humans learnt as part of human evolution, according to social anthropologist Christopher Boehm.

However, the coming of agriculture and trade resulted in private property, inheritance, and trade networks, and thus an elite gaining economic advantages.

In a simulation exercise, conducted at Stanford University, California, by Deborah Rogers, Omkar Deshpande and Marcus Feldman , it was found that "unequal access to resources is inherently destabilising and greatly raises the chance of group extinction in stable environments."

In other words, unequal societies like the USA could become extinct.

Deborah Rogers suggests:

Inequality leads to migration and conflict.

Egalitarian societies mean cooperation, altruism and low fertility.

Inequality leads to high fertility, competition, aggression, social climbing and other selfish traits.

"We human primates are not stuck with an evolutionarily determined, survival-of-the-fittest social structure. We cannot assume that because inequality exists, it is somehow beneficial."

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Thursday, July 26, 2012


AURORA, Colo. (July 25, 2012) –  Officials at theUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus can confirm that the suspicious package discovered at the Facilities Services building on Monday, July 23, 2012, was delivered to the campus by the United States Postal Service that same day, immediately investigated and turned over to authorities within hours of delivery. This package prompted the building’s evacuation at 12:26 p.m., and employees were allowed to return by 3:06 p.m.
The anonymous Fox News source that the package was received on July 12 and sat in the mailroom is inaccurate.
We remain unable to discuss anything further on this package in accordance with the order of Judge Sylvester on July 23, 2012.

Aurora Massacre: Stick Figure Story Changes. 

by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: And who says that package wasn’t sitting around since July 12th? Well, the same people who would be sued if it was sitting around since the 12th, that’s who.  (H/T Mike W)
Yesterday I wrote about a ludicrous new narrative coming out of Fox “News” which claimed that they now had what amounts to a “stick figure drawing confession” from James Holmes, conveniently sent by him prior to the shooting. The narrative has been fixed, the story massaged. The problematic aspects of the story have been weeded out by those in control of the public image of this case...
“Among the images shown in the spiral-bound notebook’s pages were gun-wielding stick figures blowing away other stick figures” Fox News
The story centered around a professor at the nearby university contacting the FBI and telling them he thought he had a package that had been sent to him by the shooter. They went there and the package was not sent by the shooter so for some reason they searched the campus post office and found that there was indeed a package which had been there since July 12th that WAS sent by the shooter.
The source said police and FBI agents were called to the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus in Aurora on Monday morning after the psychiatrist, who is also a professor at the school, reported receiving a package believed to be from the suspect. Although that package turned out to be from someone else and harmless, a search of the Campus Services’ mailroom turned up another package sent to the psychiatrist with Holmes’ name in the return address, the source told” Fox News
According to the Fox “News” article, that package was a nifty little bit of evidence showing that Holmes had drawn little stick figure illustrations of what he intended to do. Can’t ask for a more damning bit of evidence than that can you?
I pointed out the absolutely ridiculous nature of narrative in an article called Aurora Massacre: Stick Figures!? You’ve Gotta be F*cking Kidding Me.  But then I also pointed out as well that if this were the case and the “evidence” was supposedly there since July 12th, then the post office and or the university would be sued til the end of time. Had they done their jobs, this entire thing would have been avoided.
“… the parcel may have sat unopened in a mailroom for up to a week before its discovery Monday, a law enforcement source told” Fox News
The story was carried by other “news” agencies like the Huffington Post complete with the “stick figures” and the mistaken package storyline.
But then the story has changed considerably.
NBC “News” ran a story last night on their prime time show in which they make mention early on of the “writings’ of Holmes in the spiral notebook.
  • Gone – is any mention of the stick figure drawings.
  • Gone – is any mention of the professor calling the FBI and telling them he had a package from Holmes.
  • Gone – is the story of the mistaken package and then the real package.
  • Fixed – is the narrative that the package sat there for a long time before being “discovered” by the feds (no lawsuits now)
  • Fixed – is the narrative of how they found out about it in the first place (the “uncooperative” Holmes who has not confessed, told them about the confession stick figures just like the “uncooperative” Holmes warned the cops about the traps he set for the cops)
The new narrative directly conveniently addresses several problems of the first in that it was extremely implausible that some professor would mistake one package as being from a suspected mass murdered just to have another coincidentally waiting to be discovered that was from him or the fact that someone was going to be sued and as it turns out, the campus post office isn’t attached to the USPS. These are problems. That says nothing of the ridiculous “stick figure confession’ aspect of the whole thing.
But let’s think about this for a second: uncooperative Holmes not only saved officer’s lives by warning them of the traps, but he also made the entire case for the prosecution. How much more “cooperation” do they want?

Continued here:

Aurora Massacre: Stick Figure Story Changes. Another “Slumped” Moment in American History?


The internet - A 'walled world' under constant surveillance?

Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman have written: "The Individual in a Networked World: Two Scenarios".

A future scenario is this:

1. Your computer will only let you see what the big corporations want you to see.

2. Everything will have adverts, designed according to the data collected on you by the big corporations.

Before you can read an e-mail, there may be a 30 second advert that you have to watch.

The adverts will use up a lot of bandwidth.

3. The material that you put onto the internet, blog entries videos and photos, will be the property of the big corporations.


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20 February 2011, protests in Al-Hoceima, in Morocco

On 30 January 2011, anti-government protests in Tangiers were brutally put down by security forces.

On 20 February 2011, mass protests led to five deaths and 138 wounded in Al-Hoceima, Marrakech and Rabat.

On 26 February 2011, protests in Agadir caused several injured.

Will the CIA topple the King?

Nihat Çiftçi, a businessman living outside Casablanca said: "I am scared for my children and wife. Most of my regular customers have started to cancel their orders, as they know that sooner or later their shops will be looted."

afrol News - Investors fear Morocco riots

Thirteen were jailed following Morocco riots

Thirteen jailed following Morocco riots | Morocco World News February 14, 2012

Cars were set on fire and public buildings ransacked during the clashes between police and rioters.

In parts of Morocco two in three people between 15 and 29 are unemployed.

Rabat protest against high food prices.

In July 2012, Police in Casablanca clashed with Moroccans protesting high living costs and high unemployment.

Police clash with Moroccans protesting high living costs

Dozens were injured and several were arrested when security forces attacked the protesters who were chanting anti-government slogans.

The protesters say that the the parliamentary elections in November 2011were a sham and that the US-backed monarchy is not committed to real change.

The Muslim Brotherhood's 'Justice and Development Party' won the most seats in November 2011.

The country has been facing serious economic troubles over the past few years, with high unemployment and rising levels of poverty.

Much of Morocco is poorer that Egypt.

In 2011, a bomb in Marrakech killed a large number of tourists.

Heart of Marrakesh feels impact of euro zone crisis

Morocco now has fewer tourists.

Europe is Morocco's biggest trading partner and tourism is Morocco's biggest source of foreign currency.

Tourism is Morocco's second-largest industry in terms of jobs.

Unemployment has reached 33 percent among people under 35.

Economic growth is slowing, due to the slowdown in Europe and a poor harvest in Morocco.

There is a high rate of AIDS and sex tourism in Morocco.

"The most comprehensive review yet done of HIV's spread in MSM (gay males) who live in the region (North Africa) reveals that there are several hidden epidemics, with prevalence reaching as high as 28% in some groups." 2008

"The epidemics seem to be growing in several countries ... including Morocco. About one in 20 people in need of antiretroviral treatment are now receiving it in this region."

In Morocco, "the quantification of the epidemic is difficult for two reasons: the first is the insufficiency of the anonymous and free HIV test centers and the second is the immoral (illegal), and therefore difficult to quantify, character of some modes of transmission...

"The difficulty of access to taking a HIV test because of its non-availability in all regions explains certainly the under-diagnosis. Besides, only the AIDS cases are obliged to be declared. The declaration of seropositivity is not obligatory.
"The weakness of AIDS prevalence in Morocco is definitely amazing because factors of HIV propagation are very present and varied enough.

"These factors are mainly reflected in: the wide prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections, the growing sex work industry, drug use, sexual exploitation, the paucity of the use of prophylactics, multi-partnership, homosexuality, precarious economic conditions, periodical return of Moroccan workers (in Europe), wild urbanization, international exchange and tourism (largely sexual), subordinate feminine condition."

"600,000 new Sexually Transmitted Infection cases are believed to occur in Morocco each year... 

"Prostitution in the country has become more widespread; in many cases this has been due to economic factors, although in others it may be attributable to changes in lifestyle. 

"A change in lifestyle is particularly evident in major cities such as Casablanca, Agadir and Marrakech, where most female prostitutes are compelled to take up prostitution because of poverty...

"Sexual relations between men have always existed in Moroccan society, but are never discussed openly ... Such practices are now becoming more open, especially in major cities."

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