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The word assassinate came from Persia.

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The word assassinate comes from the Arabic word Hashishan.


Because young men spent days in a harem with lots of Hashish before they were sent out to exterminate an individual. There are of course conflicting accounts, some say no Harem, some say no Hashish.


The Hashishans were originally from Persia from before the 14th Century.


Here is a Wikipedia quotation:

Hashshashin fortress of Alamut.

Hashshashin fortress of Alamut.

The Hashshashin (also Hashishin, Hashashiyyin, Hashasheen or Assassins) were an offshoot of the Ismā’īlī sect of Shia Muslims. After a quarrel about the succession of leadership in the ruling Fatimide dynasty in Cairo around the year 1090, the losing Nizāriyya faction were driven from Egypt. They established a number of fortified settlements in present day Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon under the charismatic leader Hasan-i Sabbah. Persecuted as infidels by the dominant sunni sect in the Muslim world, they sent dedicated people to eliminate prominent Sunni leaders, whom they considered “impious usurpers.” The sect was decimated by the invading Mongols, their last stronghold being flattened by Hülegü Khan in the year 1272.

Some scholars believe the term Hashshashin, a name given to them by their enemies, was derived from the Arabic “haššāšīn” (حشّاشين, “hashish user”), which they are alleged to have ingested prior to their attacks, but this etymology is disputed. The sect referred to themselves as al-da’wa al-jadīda (Arabic:الدعوة الجديدة), which means the new doctrine, and were known within the organization as Fedayeen.


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June 30, 2008 at 5:19 pm

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Fortis expects a complete collapse of the US financial markets within a few days to weeks

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Fortis Bank predicts US Financial market meltdown within weeks…

Fortis is a large bank and insurer in the Netherlands and Belgium. It took over ABN Amro last year, together with RBS and another bank. Last Thursday, its share lost 17% because Fortis attracted foreign capital.American ‘meltdown’ reason for money injection Fortis.
28th of June, 9:10

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM – Fortis expects a complete collapse of the US financial markets within a few days to weeks. That explains, according to Fortis, the series of interventions of last Thursday to retrieve € 8 billion. “We have been saved just in time. The situation in the US is much worse than we thought”, says Fortis chairman Maurice Lippens. Fortis expects bankruptcies amongst 6000 American banks which have a small coverage currently. But also Citigroup, General Motors, there is starting a complete meltdown in the US”

This fits in the picture, with the other press releases last week, like the short advise of Goldman Sachs and some other of the same messages last week.

Original press release:

Amerikaanse ’meltdown’ reden geldinjectie Fortis
28 Jun 08, 09:10
door onze correspondent
BRUSSEL/AMSTERDAM (DFT) – Fortis rekent binnen enkele dagen tot weken op het volledig instorten van de Amerikaanse financiële markten. Dat verklaart volgens de bankverzekeraar de serie ingrepen van donderdag om zich met €8 miljard te versterken. „We zijn op het nippertje gereed. Het gaat in de Verenigde Staten veel slechter dan gedacht”, zegt Fortis-chairman Maurice Lippens, die volhoudt dat topman Votron aanblijft. Fortis verwacht faillissementen onder 6000 Amerikaanse banken die nu weinig dekking hebben. „Maar ook Citigroup, General Motors, er begint een complete meltdown in de VS.”

Who is Fortis? :
Looking at the individual score by countries, we rank amongst the top 5 of Best Private Banks in: the Netherlands (2nd), the Channel Islands (3rd) and Belgium (4th).
The following from Fortune/CNN:
Rank: 18 (2005 rank: 30)
Employees: 54,245

Website: http://www.fortis.com
$ millions
Revenues 112,351.4
Profits 4,896.3
Assets 859,900.0

In size it is just behind Citigroup

Industry: Banks: Commercial and Savings

Rank Company 500 rank Revenues ($ millions)










Banks that have failed so far:

General Implodes

FDIC Failed Banks

  • Metropolitan Savings Bank

  • All from: http://bankimplode.com/

    H/T www.whatreallyhappened.com

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    June 29, 2008 at 8:40 pm

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    Pictures: Animal carts in India

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    June 29, 2008 at 3:06 pm

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    Pictures: around Mumbai Train Station

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    June 29, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Pictures: Random shots of a train jouney in India.

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    June 29, 2008 at 2:28 pm

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    Are our rivers melting the North Pole?

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    The news that scientists have said the North pole this summer may be Ice Free is now a few days old. However having seen the headline again, I’d like to comment.

    North Pole may have ice-free summer
    Sat, 28 Jun 2008 22:53:26

    Leading American ice scientists say there is a fifty percent possibility that the North Pole will experience its first ice-free summer.


    What I wonder is Schauberger (an undisputed authority on water) said that rivers (in the Northern Hemisphere) when they get to the sea head north to the north pole to cool down. Water is always trying to reach its most dense state -4 degrees Centigrade.

    Why do rivers flowing into cold seas migrate laterally to the north?

    Victor Schauberger

    This aspect (the rivers melting the pole) is never cited in ecology arguments. Our rivers must be warming up from industry. And I wonder how much nuclear energy heats up the water. The water cooling and steam generation from Nuclear Power is absolutely fundamental to its functioning.

    More on Schauberger at his home page: http://www.pks.or.at
    And here are some more of his statements, just to wet your appetite. And these are from the merlib.org link above:

    Why do west-to-east flowing watercourses fertilize their banks?

    Why are the banks of east-to-west flowing rivers so barren?

    Why are the banks of south-to-north flowing watercourses fertile on one side only?

    Why do rivers flowing into cold seas migrate laterally to the north?

    Why do deltas and estuaries develop?

    Why does a trout stand still in a raging torrent, as if by magic?

    Why does a top stand upright when it is spun from the side?

    I think most (if not all) of the above quotes are from the book Nature As Teacher part 2 Schauberger.

    Written by morris

    June 28, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    David Icke to Stand in UK’s ‘BIG BROTHER’ by-election

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    David Icke to Stand in UK’s ‘BIG BROTHER’ by-election
    By: stpwar on: 27.06.2008 [17:34 ] (73 reads)

    The UK Conservative Party Home Affairs Spokesman, David Davis, has resigned his parliamentary seat in the constituency of Haltemprice and Howden, which includes Hull in the east to the outskirts of Goole in the west and northwards to Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.

    Davis resigned in protest at the fast-emerging Big Brother State (which I have warned was coming for the last nearly 20 years). The final straw for Davis was the passing recently of a law that allows the authorities to hold ‘terrorist suspects’ for 42 days without charge. He resigned and will seek to return to Parliament in this by-election on July 10th on the issue of the Big Brother society.

    Britain’s other major political parties, the Liberal Democrats and the governing Labour Party of Tony Blair and current Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, have announced that they won’t be standing against him. The Liberals say they are doing this because they support his stand and the Labour Party say they won’t put up a candidate because the election is ‘a farce’.

    For ‘a farce’ read: ‘We know we would get slaughtered because of the massive scale of public opinion against the gathering Big Brother state.’

    I am not standing to oppose David Davis as such because I have no wish to be elected to Parliament and get stuck in that irrelevant web of deceit and corruption.

    A commenter has linked to a Youtube video of Icke the politician,and the rest of the article is here:
    or here:

    Written by morris

    June 28, 2008 at 12:56 am

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