The Lies and Deceit of President Barack Obama: Open Letter to Obama


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Open Letter to Obama. Stop Preaching Peace to the World

by Feroze Mithiborwala

After having heard your words at the UN a few hours ago, I felt compelled to write this letter, compelled, to expose your lies & deceit. You, Mr. President, are a war-monger & an abettor of terror. You essentially lend a liberal face to the Trans-National Military Industrial Complex. 

During your ahistorical & ignorant speech today, you misled the world on every count, whilst trying to preach & lecture the world on the virtues of global cooperation to fight the scourge of religious extremism, terror & wars. Mr. President, the world is aware of the fact that it has been US policy to promote & foster Islamic extremism by both covert & overt means ever since 1979. You would have been aware of the policy that was essentially envisioned by your senior adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.

On being asked, “about any regrets having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which has given arms and advice to future terrorists?”

Brzezinski replied – 

“What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?” (Le Nouvel Observateur, 1998)

You would have surely known of the fact that it was the US-CIA that created Al Qaeda, as attested to by Hillary Clinton.

“The people we are fighting today, we funded twenty years ago”.

She also vividly describes US cooperation with the Saudi Wahhabis in this entire nefarious design, where the Mujahedeen were mobilized from across the world, funded, trained & armed with the latest weapons that the US armoury had to offer.

You surely would have watched the Hollywood blockbuster “Charlie Wilson’s War” starring Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts, also nominated for the Oscars. This is a true story of a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, and his efforts to assist the Mujahedeen in their war against the Soviets

These are known facts that the entire world is aware of, but yet you chose to deceive, even as you have yet again created another Frankenstein called the ISIS, which is basically an updated version of the Al Qaeda.

To hide your own war crimes, you chose to attack Russia, even as NATO continues to march to her borders in violation of the guarantees of security that were provided to Moscow. Even as Russia seeks a political solution to Ukraine, the US-EU-NATO forces continue to wage war upon Russia by imposing economic sanctions. As you said “We will impose a cost on Russia”.

You Mr. President accused Russia of aggression, arming the rebels in Ukraine, even though Russia has done its utmost to find a political solution and now, there is a ceasefire on the ground. Far more progress towards a political solution has been made in Ukraine, than in any other recent theatre of war.

On the other hand, the US & its “democratic moderate allies”, namely Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Bahrain – all of which are oppressive medieval kingdoms, have created a vast global network of Islamist fanatics & zealots. Worse, they have been made to imbibe the most violent, extremist & intolerant versions of Islam, essentially of the Wahhabi-Salafist schools. They force religious minorities to either convert to Islam, die or then vacate their lands, enslave their women, behead & crucify their opponents, destroy all holy & sacred religious spaces, that do not subscribe to their extreme narrow & hateful intolerant worldview. These are your allies.

We are also witness to the key roles played by the NATO allies namely Turkey, UK, France & Australia in this entire diabolical design.

The world is aware of the fact that from the ISIS, Jabhat al Nusra (Al Qaeda of Syria), to the so-called “moderate” FSA (Free Syrian Army) – all of these terrorist organizations have being mobilized, provided safe-havens for training, from Western sources. On these facts the majority of the world is aware, the reason being that you have being using the same strategy for far too long.

Thus when you called for global unity to “combat sectarianism & the intolerance that feeds into the violence” – Mr. President, your government & allies essentially fund & arm the ensuing violence!

You called for the rejection of “the cancer of violent extremism” – even as you continue to call for the arming of “moderate rebels” in Syria, when the world knows that they just do not exist.

You called for “Hope over Fear” – even as your entire political narrative is constructed on fear, so as to coerce people into accepting a cycle of perpetual wars & justify your illegal aggression.

You spoke against “fatalism” – but your devious designs have proved very “fatal” for the people of the Middle-East & for many nations across the world. You called for the “upholding of international norms” – even as you have bypassed the US Congress, as well as the UNSC, even as your airforce targets your illegitimate terror offspring’s across Iraq & Syria.

In the case of Syria your legal standing is far worse, as you even lack the fig-leaf of an official invitation from the democratically elected government of Syria. It was Sec. of State John Kerry who nonchalantly said – “We will not let geography or borders prevent our campaign against ISIS”. So much for international law! 

On Iran, despite all your rhetoric, you refuse to negotiate with honesty & integrity, whereby Iran (signatory to the IAEA & NPT) is granted its due national right to a peaceful nuclear energy programme.

You also made a veiled reference to the Pacific Ocean in your bid to counter China, this, added to your utter belligerence on Russia, you have essentially drawn the battle-lines for the two major alliance blocs around which the world in the coming generations will be constructed.

I watched transfixed, furiously taking notes as you began to preach & lecture the Muslim world.

I heard you preach against “the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts of the Muslim world”. 

That terror has “perverted one of the great religions of the world, dividing people as either believers or infidels”.

That the terrorists, “must not be provided safe-havens”.

Mr. Obama, the world is aware about the very covert origins of the Al Qaeda, as well as the ISIS. We are aware of the safe-havens provided in the very countries that constitute the “Coalition of the Killing”,that constitute the “Empire of Chaos”. You need to refrain from making such unintelligent Bush-like Rumsfeldian remarks.

The fact you mentioned that “the US is not at war with Islam” & that you “rejected the theory of the clash of civilizations”, was maybe your saving grace, but certainly cannot atone for your manifold sins. You then focused on four essential points, namely:

(1) That your agenda is to “degrade & destroy ISIS” (which you must stop calling ISIL) & create a broad coalition to destroy its “Network of Death”.

The US, Mr. Obama, has been “degrading & destroying” the Al Qaeda for the last 13 years – and the result?

More Al Qaeda’s, ISIS, Jabhat al Nusra, Boko Haram, more terror, more wars, more hate, fear & divisions. Clearly the US policy is either a gargantuan failure in terms of destroying the Al Qaeda – or – deviously successful in creating terror & a state of perpetual state of chaos & wars. I believe the latter to be true and for very good reasons.

I think the “business & network of death” was basically operating out of the Pentagon . . . . The “network of death” are essentially the 1000 US military bases strewn across more than 130 nations which must be disbanded, as they are centres of destablisation & terror.

You once again reiterated that “We will support groups in Iraq & Syria”.

Iraq poses a little less of a dilemma, where you are cooperating with a sectarian government, which is trying to build an inclusive polity.

This, even as you refuse to work with a secular democratically elected government in Damascus to find a political solution, based on constitutional reform & an inclusive power structure.

Thus you are supporting those very extremist fanatics to overthrow the Syrian government, against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of the Syrian people. The solution lies in organizing a “free & fair election” with the presence of International monitors & the entire process overseen by the UN & Human-rights organizations.

But then way back in 2011 in your imperial pompous ways, you had opted for the policy of regime change when you infamously said – “Assad must go”!

(2) You rightly called “for the world & Muslim communities to reject the ideology of Qaeda & the ISIS”. To “stop funding hate”.

The answers to that dilemma yet again lie in Riyadh Mr. Obama, with your ‘moderate’ Saudi allies who are funding a petro-dollar version of the most regressive & obscurantist Islam the world over.

You also rightly pointed out that “all people’s & religions have been attacked by extremists”.

Here it should also be recognized that extremist Jewish & Christian Zionist fanatics too represent a clear & present danger to the world. This fact is rarely discussed or debated. But I would venture to think that with Sen. John Mccain & Lindsay Graham hovering around the White House, you would be aware of the eschatological visions & the End Times theology that they profess, which is not very different from that of the ISIS, Al Qaeda or the newly discovered Khorasan.

(3) You also rightly called “for an end to the cycle of sectarian conflict within Muslim communities”. 

This Mr. Obama, even as you & your allies systematically promote & foster sectarian strife across the entire region, with a professed agenda to balkanize & partition the entire region along religious, ethnic & sectarian lines. This was referred to as the “New Middle-East” by Condoleeza Rice.

Syria, yet a beacon of a secular liberal multi-religious, multi-cultural plural society, where minorities enjoy a degree of equal rights unknown across the rest of the region, is being destroyed by the worst fanatical Islamists from within your alliance.

Iraq too has been destroyed, just as you did Libya, even as you continue to drone across Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan & Pakistan – killing civilians & leaving a trail of death & destruction. The US has spent $1Trillion in the restructuring of Iraqi society, train & weaponise its army, basically export democracy – clearly a failed & disastrous project.

Your wars against terror, perpetuate only more wars, more terror, more hatred – and give birth to illegitimate al Qaeda’s where none earlier existed. They clearly did not in Iraq & Syria, till the US came along.

(4) You again rightly called for a “focus on the extraordinary potential of the people of the region, especially the youth by investing in education & innovation”.

On our part Mr. Obama, we request you to stop focusing on the region, to stop your policies of destabilisation, of financing terror & wars – and the nations & people’s of the region will achieve their enormous potential that you speak of.

We, Mr. Obama, are aware that the wars across the region are for Oil & Israel – and not necessarily in that order.

We are aware of the Neoconservative plans to destroy seven nations in five years, namely Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Lebanon & Iran.

We are aware of the battle for the control of the pipelines, as well as for the great oil & gas finds in the East Mediterranean, of which Syria is one of the major benefactors.

We are aware of the Zionist plans to partition the region, so as to vanquish the resistance & finally end the struggle for Palestine.

As we headed towards the end of your speech, I thought that you would refrain from even mentioning the occupation of Palestine by Israel, your most important ally. But you eventually did, without mentioning the word “occupation” which you have in the past, but clearly you have climbed down from even that position, even if it was all meaningless rhetoric.

You have clearly gone against the grain of international opinion as you barely mentioned the Israeli war on Gaza, leave alone condemning the genocidal war & the ongoing siege, the Settlements & confiscation of land, the daily arrests & torture, the Apartheid Wall – the most brutal occupation of our times. That too has exposed you the world over, yet again.

You may have misled & not even have uttered a word on all these core issues Mr. Obama – but the nations & people are aware & will continue to wage our struggle, continue to resist till our nations & people’s are free, till the world is free.

EU ready to restore trust with Russia if peace settlement in Ukraine progresses


Herman Van Rompuy © AP Photo/Richard Drew



September 25, 2014

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, said the Western sanctions on Russia were “not a goal in themselves” and “they can be revised, provided there is tangible progress”

UNITED NATIONS, September 25. /ITAR-TASS/. The European Union is ready to restore trust with Russia and revise its sanctions if there is tangible progress in the resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, said on Thursday.

“With Russia, our biggest neighbour, we are ready to engage and re-establish a basis of trust, of promises kept,” he said at the U.N. General Assembly currently underway in New York.

He stressed the need “to ensure the peace process launched in Minsk advances, and that all parties respect the ceasefire and abide by the Peace Plan”.

Van Rompuy said the Western sanctions on Russia were “not a goal in themselves” and “they can be revised, provided there is tangible progress”.

“We can rebuild trust if commitments are met,” he said.

He urged Kiev “to move firmly forward on the path of reforms. Those reforms – economic, political, constitutional – will determine the success of a lasting political solution”.

Van Rompuy said the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, ratified last week by the Ukrainian Rada and the European Parliament, was “a compass, an opportunity to help Ukraine transform into the dynamic, modern and open democracy its people deserve”.

Slovakia’s president says Russia’s mediation needed for stable peace in Ukraine.

But Hungary’s FGSZ suspends gas supply to Ukraine.


Dozens of Bodies Found in Mass Graves in Eastern Ukraine

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MOSCOW – Around 40 bodies of civilians have been found in one of three mass graves in eastern Ukraine, the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic said on Thursday.

“So far, three burials have been found, one of them with bodies of civilians, 40 of them already discovered. Two others contain the bodies of captured militia members and Ukrainian soldiers,” Alexander Zakharchenko told the Russian News Service radio station.

Militias continue uncovering new burials but their exact number is yet unknown, Zakharchenko said.

The latest discovery is due to be investigated by the republic’s Interior Ministry and Defense Ministry, and international experts from Europe and Russia.

Mass graves found on Ukrainian National Guard positions in eastern Ukraine

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine said in its daily report on September 23 that the military police of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic found three unmarked graves allegedly containing multiple bodies.

Two of the burials were located in a coal mine Komunar near the village Nyzhnia Krynka, some 35 kilometers (21.7 miles) northeast of Donetsk, and one inside the village, the OSCE report said. Earlier the territory was under the control of the Ukrainian army and the National Guard’s battalion Aidar.

The first exhumation results after the discovery of four bodies, including three identified as women, reportedly showed that the victims had been raped, tortured, tied up and gunned down. One of the women was pregnant.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry believes the mass burial of civilians near Donetsk is a military crime that could have been committed by Ukraine’s National Guard, and insists on an urgent and comprehensive international probe into the case.

Ukraine launches criminal probe against lawmakers for their visit to Russia

A group of 24 Ukrainian lawmakers from the country’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, attended last week a session of the State Duma

The Verkhovna Rada © ITAR-TASS/Maxim Nikitin

KIEV, September 25. /ITAR-TASS/. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry initiated a criminal probe in regard to a group of the country’s lawmakers who last week traveled to Moscow, met with their Russian colleagues and attended a session of the Russian parliament’s lower house, Zoryan Shkiryak, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister, said on Thursday.

“The main investigative department of the Interior Ministry launched a criminal probe into the reported case of (Ukrainian) lawmakers’ participation in a session of the (Russian) State Duma,” Shkiryak said.

He said the criminal case was opened on charges of “infringement on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine committed by state officials”. If lawmakers are found guilty under the pressed charges, they face between five and ten years in prison.

Ukrainian lawmakers visit Russian State Duma

A group of 24 Ukrainian lawmakers from the country’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, attended last week a session of the State Duma, where lawmakers of both countries spoke in favor of a dialogue between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents.

“When presidents are holding an uneasy dialogue, we (lawmakers) need to lend them support,” Ukrainian lawmaker Vladimir Oleinik said at the session in the Russian parliament’s lower house.

However, Oleksandr Turchynov, the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, submitted with the Verkhovna Rada a draft decree on Tuesday requesting to strip the lawmakers of their salaries and bar them from all parliamentary sessions in Ukraine.

Russia’s reaction

Reaction of Kiev authorities to their lawmakers’ visit to Moscow raised serious concerns among Russian lawmakers.

Leonid Slutsky, the head of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, called the launched criminal probe against the Ukrainian lawmakers “as real political repression.”

“Present-day Kiev authorities announce the course towards the European democracy but at the same time they, in the best traditions of totalitarian regimes, are dispatching not only of dissidents, but of simply self-motivated lawmakers,” Slutsky said.

Slutsky said that the Ukrainian lawmakers’ visit was not about “the infringement on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, but about possible forms of the Russian-Ukrainian inter-parliamentary cooperation.”

State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin proposed Russian lawmakers on Wednesday to think well over the future format of cooperation with the Ukrainian Rada.
“Unfortunately, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Alexander Turchinov called those dignified citizens of Ukraine traitors and now proposes to strip them of their salaries and bar them from Verkhovna Rada sessions,” Naryshkin said on Monday addressing a session of the State Duma’s working group on the analysis of the Ukrainian legislature.

He said that such behavior and statements on behalf of the Ukrainian parliament’s speaker “characterize the level of democracy in the present-day Verkhovna Rada and the essence of modern Ukraine’s course towards the European integration.”

Russian lawmakers, Naryshkin said, need also pay close attention to preparations in Ukraine for the upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled for October 26.

Political contenders in Ukraine’s election

Taking part in Ukraine’s October 26 parliamentary elections from political parties there will be mostly public activists, journalists and representatives of armed groups of volunteers, who were involved in what Kiev authorities called an anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country. In the majoritarian constituencies, nomination of candidates will last until September 25.

The pro-presidential party, Solidarity, has changed its name to register under a brand much clearer to the average voter – the Pyotr Poroshenko Bloc. It has incorporated the party UDAR (literally translating as Punch) under Kiev’s mayor, former boxer Vitali Klitschko, leading the party’s election ticket.

Batkivschchina, the party under former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko, has put on top of its candidates list  the name of woman pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, currently facing trial in Russia on charges of complicity in the death of Russian journalists in Ukraine.

Batkivschchina’s breakaway group, including Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, parliamentary speaker Aleksandr Turchinov and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, has founded a new party calling itself Popular Front and proposed a list of candidates it presents as “revolutionaries” – those who at the beginning of this year spearheaded the street demonstrations in Kiev in support of euro-integration and toppled former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich.

Candidates from the Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko, a legislator notorious for his ultra-nationalist escapades and rowdy manners such as manhandling journalists, are assorted and controversial – there are those who participated in the crackdown on defiant southeastern regions, volunteers from military hospitals, former political prisoners and high-profile athletes.

The former ruling party – the Party of Regions – decided against participation in the election.



Ukraine Crisis: 300 German Intellectuals Support Putin, Criticize US-NATO Influence in Europe and Mainstream Media Propaganda

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Open Letter to Vladimir Putin

Dear Mr. President !

germanyIn your speech to the State Duma you asked for understanding from the Germans.

We are German citizens who have experienced the post-war majority in the western half of Germany. When the Cold War ended in 1990 and our country was re-united, a sigh of relief went through the world, because the ever- looming danger of a nuclear military conflict which would have engulfed the entire globe seemed to have been avoided. Germany would have been wiped out.

The Soviet Union made unparalleled sacrifices in its decisive contribution to the liberation of Europe from Nazism. Nevertheless, in 1990 it was ready to support German reunification in 1991, to dissolve the Warsaw Pact and accept NATO membership of the reunified Germany. This was not honored by the West. The then US Ambassador in Moscow (1987 to 1991), Jack Matlock, confirmed a few days ago in the Washington Post that President Bush had agreed not to take advantage of the generosity of President Gorbachev. The expansion of NATO into former Soviet republics, the establishment of military bases in former Warsaw Pact states and the establishment of a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe with a unilateral termination of the ABM Treaty by the United States are not only blatant breaches of good faith. These measures are understood by us as a Western claim to power directed against the Russian state and the economic consolidation of your country after you took office in 2000. Moreover, Keir A Lieber and Daryl G Press in their 2006 Foreign Affairs article “The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy” convincingly showed that the purpose of the missile defense shield is to facilitate a first strike nuclear neutralization of Russia.

This history, in concise form, reflects the background against which we judge the events in Ukraine since November 2013. It is now well documented that the U.S. has exploited the legitimate protests of the Ukrainian people for their own purposes. The pattern is evident form other countries: Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine in 2004, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Venezuela ……

Within twelve hours of the negotiated agreement with the European Union and OSCE, announced by the foreign ministers of the Weimar Triangle and involving a peaceful transition of power, it was summararily abrogated with the help of fascist forces. Those behind the current coup government in Kiev are shown on the website of the Open Ukraine Foundation of the incumbent Prime Minister.

The intra – and international – legal issues surrounding secession of the Crimea are a separate issue. We do not address the legal, but purely political events here. Against the background of developments in Europe since 1990, the deployment of some 1,000 U.S. military bases around the world, the control of the Straits by the U.S. and the re-focussing of the perpetrators of the Maidan threat to the Russian Black Sea fleet, we see the secession of the Crimea as a defensive measure with a simultaneous message: this far and no further! The crucial difference with Kosovo’s independence declaration is that the latter was only made possible by illegal NATO bombing, unfortunately with the participation of Germany, which created the conditions for independence.

Dear Mr. President, you have called for an economic community from Lisbon to Vladivostok for almost four years. It would be the economic basis for the“common European home”. Ukraine could make a perfect bridge for future cooperation between your intended Eurasian Union and the European Union, not least in cultural terms. We are persuaded the the purpose of the massive influence of the USA is to prevent the Ukraine from becoming such a bridge. The forces which have prevailed in the European Commission are supporting the policy of the United States against Russia. The speech of the Executive Secretary General of the European External Action Service, Pierre Vimont, on 14 March this year is so far unique (EurActiv, “EU shunned from US-Russia meeting on Ukraine”).

Dear Mr. President, we trust that your historic speech in 2001 will continue to form the basis for your actions against the EU and Germany in the German Bundestag. The latest polls show that the majority of Germans do not want any confrontation with the Russian Federation and understand Russia’s reaction to the events in Ukraine. We do not underestimate the difficulties faced by the Federal Republic of Germany as a member of the EU and NATO concerning Russia, these are also known to you. However, at least we expect the Federal Government to operate the old Roman legal principle audiatur et altera pars (“hear the other side too”). This was however omitted in connection with the neighborhood policy of the EU in the case of Ukraine.

Even during the Cold War Russia has not made use of the argument that 27 millions of its citizens died during WWII for political gain against Germany. This figure alone gives a special quality in the relations between our countries. The people of Germany have a keen sense of to this: when “The Group of Soviet forces in Germany” in 1994 takes leave of Germany with a performance of its music corps on the square before the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, there were moving scenes between the numerous spectators and musicians.

In this context, when we see the present news reporting and commentaries in the German media we can only say that we find them disgusting.

Dear Mr. President, with our modest means as simple citizens, we will help to ensure that the intended division of Europe does not succeed, but the ideas of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz be brought back to life. We are convinced that if the states and peoples of the Eurasian continent regulate their affairs peacefully with each other, respectfully, cooperatively, on the basis of law and without outside interference, this will also radiate to the rest of the world. We see you in this sense as an ally.

For your present, and hopefully next term, we wish you strength, stamina, intelligence and skill.

With utmost respect,

Signed by 300+ people (for full list see here)

Original version in German here.


Stream the Flaming Lips’ Companion Album to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon

Flaming Side of the Moon

Flaming Side of the Moon


In 2009, the Flaming Lips teamed up with a bunch of other musicians to release their full-length cover of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. As it turns out, the Lips aren’t done with that album. They’re releasing a companion LP—intended to be played at the same time as Pink Floyd’s original—called Flaming Side of the Moon.

The press release also notes that it’s been “carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz“. (Which, if you hadn’t heard, is a thing.) They also encourage listeners to pair Flaming Side with the original Alan Parsons engineered quadrophonic mix of Dark Side.

It’s “available now through all participating digital outlets,” and a limited pressing of 100 will be distributed on vinyl to the band’s friends and family.

Watch’s Pitchfork Classic doc on the Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin:


The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin – Pitchfork Classic









Pink Floyd – Money (Official Music Video)



Published on Jun 25, 2014

The official promo video for ‘Money’ by Pink Floyd, taken from the album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’

Originally released in 1973, ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’ became Pink Floyd’s first number 1 album in the US, remaining on the chart for 741 weeks between 1973 and 1988. One of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time, The Dark Side of The Moon also introduced the iconic album cover artwork by Hipgnosis, after a request for a ‘simple and bold’ design.

The album was re-mastered in 2011 and Discovery (1CD), Experience (2CD), Immersion (6CD) and vinyl editions are currently available. Go to for more details.

Discovery edition CD:
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