January 8, 2013


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01 08 13 Superpower Death Watch
























Saudi and Egyptian Foreign Ministers Concede That Solution in Syria Should Be Peaceful and Decided by Syrian People Alone














After attempting every method of interference, including supporting terrorists and begging for western intervention, and failing in these attempts,




the Saudi and Egyptian Foreign Ministers conceded that the solution of the crises in Syria should be peaceful and decided by the Syrian people without foreign interference.




At the conclusion of his talks with Egyptian counterpart Mohammad Kamel Amro on Saturday, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Fayssal said that a peaceful solution in Syria is wanted and desired on Arab and international levels if it will avoid further bloodshed, and that the Syrians themselves will decide how this solution is implemented.




Al-Fayssal also claimed that his country is against interfering in other countries’ internal affairs, despite the fact that he had said before in front of US [World Tyrant] State Secretary Hillary Clinton that arming the opposition groups in Syria is a duty and that establishing a no-fly zone is necessary.




This new position, which is possibly due to the west’s [The World Tyrant/NATO’s timid] acknowledgment that the aggression against Syria will not succeed in achieving its goals,




doesn’t constitute more than theoretic statements for the media,




as Saudi Arabia and *Egypt* continue to interfere in Syria’s internal affairs, claiming to represent the Syrian people while continuing to support terrorists who kill Syrians and vandalize the country’s establishments and infrastructure.












Jan 05, 2013






















[World Tyrant] Gov’t spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement










The report on Monday from the Migration Policy Institute, a non-partisan group focused on global immigration issues, said in the 2012 budget year that ended in September the [World Tyrant] government spent about $18 billion on immigration enforcement programs run by




Immigration and Customs Enforcement,




the US-Visit program, and




Customs and Border Protection, which includes




the Border Patrol.






Immigration enforcement topped the combined budgets of the FBI; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Secret Service by about $3.6 billion dollars, the report’s authors said.










See:  J


an 7, 9:54 AM EST [now Jan 7, 5:47 PM EST]
















URL to:






At top left of website click on:


Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery














US [World Tyrant] senator calls for gradual cut in aid to Israel










U.S. [World Tyrant] Sen. Rand Paul on Monday called for a gradual reduction of American [World Tyrant] foreign aid, delivering the message in an unlikely venue –since Israel is among the top recipients of American assistance.




Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, told reporters that the U.S. [The World Tyrant] can’t afford to keep borrowing money and then handing it out to others, even to allies like Israel.




“It will harder to be a friend of Israel if we are out of money. It will be harder to defend Israel if we destroy our country in the process,” he told the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, an Israeli think tank.




“I think there will be significant repercussions to running massive deficits…you destroy your currency by spending money you don’t have.”












Jan 7, 9:31 AM EST






























Calls mount for major probe into Israeli defense ministry, army scandal












Calls for a committee of inquiry mounted on Monday over the findings of a 294-page report by Israeli state comptroller revealing an apparent hornets nest of intrigues between senior defense ministry and army officials in 2010.




Rumors and leak-fueled speculation by former military officials and analysts flooded the local newspapers and airwaves over Sunday ‘s account of what has become known as the “Harpaz Affair.”




The report portrays the nation’s combined military headquarters in Tel Aviv as a scene of political backstabbing and mutual loathing between Defense Minister Ehud Barak and former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.




“The murky relations between these two men, who carry on their shoulders the security of the state, are enough to undermine the public’s trust in the security establishment, its heads and their mission to stand together in situations of security tests,” the report cautioned.




In response, Barak’s office said the “severe report” required launching a criminal investigation and a state committee of inquiry.




“The report brings up a picture of seemingly criminal behavior by the army’s bureau,” Barak’s office said in a statement sent to Xinhua overnight, and said Ashkenazi bucked his subordination to the political echelon by working to impugn the defense minister.




According to the report, Ashkenazi’s senior aide, Col. Erez Weiner, and former military intelligence officer Boaz Harpaz led the defense forces’ chief to think that Barak’s bureau had drawn up a plan to politically discredit him.




Ashkenazi, the report said, behaved in a “manner unbecoming an officer,” in turning a blind eye to Weiner and Harpaz’ attempts to surreptitiously collect information that could potentially embarrass Barak.




As well, the two collected damning details on the sexual dalliances of a particular army general, as part of the behind-the- scene scheming, Channel Two television reported Sunday night, based on police transcripts of tapped telephone conversations between Weiner and Harpaz.




Barak said that Weiner, Harpaz and others were, “according to their testimonies, the ‘soldiers’ of former army chief Gabi Ashkenazi throughout the affair, and he’s the one who stood at the top of the pyramid. The report’s findings concerning the defense minister [in comparison], can be deemed as etiquette.”




Ashkenazi, in a parallel statement, said he welcomed the fact that the state comptroller rejected Barak’s accusations, which including assertions that the former attempted a “putsch” against the political echelon.




As well, Ashkenazi said he regretted the criticism against his former top aide, whom he contended greatly contributed to state security, despite being forced to deal with “the harsh reality” of rocky relations with Barak’s office.




The report’s main criticism of Barak said he overly leveraged his authority over Ashkenazi by imposing an eight-month delay in the appointments of 170 colonels and brigadier-generals who were due for promotion, and approval of certain general staff orders.




The comptroller’s report said that in so doing, Barak had ” unnecessarily and significantly damaged” the army’s “sound” work procedures operations and those officers slated for appointments at the time.




The deferrals continued until Ashkenazi stepped down in February 2011.




Current defense forces Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz discussed the matter with senior officers in a regularly scheduled meeting of the army’s high command on Monday, according to Army radio.












See:  2013-01-07 20:34:08


















Url to:










At 10th item down,






Iyunim – The Periodical of the Office of the State Comptroller and Ombudsman
Volume 60, 2007




OPEN IN NEW TAB and click on tab. 




At right-hand side of “Contents” page, click .pdf symbol.




In the .pdf, scroll down to .pdf-page 101:




“Are the Watchdogs Really Watching? Assessment of Audit Institutions in the Fifty United States of America”  by  Asher Friedberg and Carl Lutrin.




At .pdf-pages 126, 127,128:




Closing notes




State audits are a major tool available to public administrators.  They can help assure that taxpayer funds are being spent wisely and well.  Despite their importance, we found little by the way of research in the major public administration journals.  Similarly, a wide-ranging on-line search uncovered only a few articles devoted to state auditing.  Moreover, states are increasingly taking on more responsibilities.  Welfare reform and the 9/11 attacks have added to traditional state-related tasks of public education, higher education, highway construction, policing and maintenance, state courts, prison systems, agriculture, elections, public utility regulation and parks and recreation.  Much of the activity of state auditors involves using traditional financial audits. Financial audits are valuable, but there is need for the utilization of more advanced types of auditing, such as performance and Information Technology (IT) audits. As noted, performance audits




stress efficiency and performance, while IT audits help monitor the widespread use of computer technologies.  Despite their importance, we found relatively little usage with these newer forms of auditing.  The correction of errors and abuses is one of the most important aspects of the audit process, yet the available data is not sufficient enough to evaluate how effective the states are in this area.  The size of budget and staff available to auditing agencies should be in proportion to the size of the organizations and budgets to be audited. Unfortunately, this is often not the case.




Auditing activities do not have the visibility necessary to assure needed public support, which is so crucial if they are to have the resources they need to perform their vital work. For example, California’s Auditor General found that for every dollar his organization spent, it saved tax-payers about six dollars, yet the tax payers voted to eliminate the agency (Friedberg, 1994)37. Perhaps NASACT could join forces with the American Society for Public Administration to help educate organizations, especially those concerned with taxes, as to why auditors are their valued friends.




Our research raises a number of troubling questions: Can we be assured that the systems and tools created to perform auditing in state government are adequate to changing and increasing complex state activities? Does the system work effectively? Are auditors dealing with current challenges of accountability, or are they “locked” into yesterday’s criteria and patterns of auditing activities? What lessons can be learned from the corporate financial scandals of 2001 and 2002? Do the resources allocated to state audit agencies assure modern, advanced frameworks of audit activities? Are the mechanisms that were set up to deal with audit findings and




37  A. Friedberg, “Eliminating a Watchdog”, International Journal of Government Auditing (1994), vol. 21, pp.10-12.




correction of shortcomings functioning well?  Can taxpayers be assured that the billions of dollars spent during the last decade on audit agencies were a fruitful investment?  Despite our deep admiration for the thousands of hardworking, professional state auditors in the 56 U.S. state audit agencies, our findings do *not* point to a positive answer. 


















Enemy Shura targeted by martyrdom seekers in Boldak














2 martyrdom seekers attacked Kandahar provincial council (Shura) today in Spin Boldak district, according to [Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan] officials.


The attack took place at 12:30 pm local time when both of the valiant Mujahideen, armed with rifles, hand grenades and explosives vests shot dead the guards at the gate of Boldak district council building as a meeting was taking place inside, before proceeding inside and opening fire on the council members for half an hour.




After the shooting, one martyrdom seeker (Janan aka Fidayee) detonated his explosives vest followed by the other (Muhammad Ibraheem from Kandahar) who detonated his vest ten minutes later, completely bringing down the building and burying 50 council members inside.




Latest information from the area says that so far the number of dead is at 13 and the wounded is at 17 while bulldozers are still busy digging up the remaining officials including the Council chief of Boldak district.












See:  Monday, 07 January 2013 05:23






















America died




AUGUST 6, 1945




while giving birth to








which immediately began writing –in blood– its








Asterisks indicate my emphasis.




IN WORDS… / Saudi and Egyptian Foreign Ministers Concede That Solution in Syria Should Be Peaceful and Decided by Syrian People Alone  –  [World Tyrant] Gov’t spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement  –  US [World Tyrant] senator calls for gradual cut in aid to Israel  –  Calls mount for major probe into Israeli defense ministry, army scandal  –  Enemy Shura targeted by martyrdom seekers in Boldak








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