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Rally in defence of Human & Civil Rights

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Thousands of Israelis rally in defence of human and civil rights

Tel Aviv sees largest demonstration in years as people protest against parliamentary investigation into funding of rights groups 

  • in Tel Aviv

  • guardian.co.uk 

  • 16 January 2011

  • Israeli and Palestinian flags are waved by thousands of activists from leftwing groups in Tel Aviv

    Israeli and Palestinian flags are waved by thousands of activists from leftwing groups at a rally in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Oded Balilty/AP

    Thousands of Israelis marched in Tel Aviv at the weekend in the biggest demonstration for years to protest against a series of attacks on civil and human rights organisations and a rise in anti-Arab sentiment.

    Under the banner of the “Democratic Camp”, a coalition of organisations and prominent individuals, the marchers heard speakers lambast the Israeli government, singling out the rightwing foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, who is seen as threatening Israel‘s democracy.

    But there was also strong criticism of the Labour party for being a partner in Binyamin Netanyahu‘s coalition government. Labour had allowed “the existence of the most racist coalition in the history of Israel”, Nitzan Horowitz, a member of the Knesset for the leftwing Meretz party, told the crowd. “No member of the Labour party can claim to have clean hands. You are members of the most extreme government … For what have you betrayed your principles? For a few ministers’ chairs?”

    The organisers of the march and rally hoped it would signal the beginning of the revival of Israel’s left and a fightback against the dominance of the right. Around 20,000 people attended the rally according to the organisers; the police said there were 10,000 present.

    The galvanising issue was the recent approval by the Knesset of a bill to set up a parliamentary investigation into the funding of civil and human rights groups. It has been seen by opponents across the political spectrum as a fundamental attack on democracy and reminiscent of a McCarthyite witch-hunt.

    Following the vote, the opposition leader, Tzipi Livni, said an evil wind was blowing across Israel. Some in the crowd on Saturday evening held placards saying “Investigate me too”.

    Speakers at the rally cited other recent moves including a call by rabbis to ban Jews from selling or renting property to Arabs, a parliamentary vote in favour of a “loyalty oath” to be taken by new Israeli citizens, and the jailing of the activist Jonathan Pollack after taking part in a bicycle protest.

    Addressing the rally, Meir Sheetrit of the centre-right Kadima party said legislation to investigate rights groups would be “taking a brick out of the wall of democracy”.

    Avraham Burg, a former Knesset speaker and a driving force behind the embryonic Democratic Camp, told the Guardian the situation was “an emergency”.

    “Israel is not a democracy any more. Technically it is, but the foundations of democracy – liberty, equality – are under threat. The rabbinical fatwas and political harassment are red lights. If we don’t stand up now, tomorrow it will be too late.”

    For a long time, he said, the left had been passive. The Democratic Camp “is not yet big, but it’s a beginning. This is the launching pad for the future political generation of Israel”.

    Protesters held placards reading “Jews and Arabs will not be enemies” and “We will fight the regime of darkness”, and both Israeli and Palestinian flags were waved. One participant said “it must be the end of the world” for her to join a demonstration on a Saturday evening.

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    Zionist Finances military helicopter for South Sudan

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    Israel is making “arrangements” to find and equip the new state’s embassies and persuade other countries to assist in this process.

    Reports from Sudan claim that senior Israeli officials have been advising the secessionist Council of Ministers of the Government of the South [Sudan] on matters relating to the “final details” of the expected “independence” from Khartoum and military support. Arab diplomatic sources called a meeting held in Israel in mid-December “important” and “extraordinary”.

    According to the Sudanese Centre for Press Services, the meeting put the final touches to the expected changes in international relations and attitudes following the recent referendum, which is expected to call for secession. Egypt is one country which is concerned about the conditions in the region after January 15.

     

    It is claimed that the meeting agreed that Israel would finance a deal to provide attack helicopters for the new army in Southern Sudan, thus “completing” the arming of the South; previous support has included weapons, ammunition, rocket-propelled and anti-tank missiles, anti-aircraft guns, tanks and general vehicles. The reports added that Israel is making “arrangements” to find and equip the new state’s embassies and persuade other countries to assist in this process.

    Commentators have pointed out recently that Israel has played a major part in sustaining the armed rebellion in Southern Sudan since the 1950s as part of the Zionist state’s strategy to keep Arab states divided and diverted by internal disputes.

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    Captain Israhell-A Sickening Hasbara Magazine For Zionist Diaspora Youngsters

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    Look at this new Jewish -cartoon magazine. PDF vesion

    It has become pretty obvious that that Israelis and Zionists do not try to disguise their morbidity anymore.  Zionism is clearly a threat to humanity and humanism.

    Airplanes and tanks, decorated with Jewish symbols, are consigned to spread death and carnage in the name of the Jewish people.
    Captain Israel, a kosher superman, is holding a Menorah torch. He is there to set the entire region on fire.

    Captain Israel Disseminating the deceitful myth of Jewish Exile and homecoming (above)

    A few more lies (just to be on the safe side).

    Endowed with the ‘strength of Samson’ and the ‘wisdom of Solomon’, Captain Israel is a genocidal hero who profoundly personifies the disastrous state of current Jewish national affairs

    Israelis and Zionists are proud of their pathological, murderous intentions. They are a threat not just to their neighbors, but  to humanism and humanity in general.

    Unlike the naive,  idealist and humanist  Superman who steps in to attack and terrorize wife beaters, profiteers, a lynch mob and gangsters, the kosher Super man is far from being naive. He is an ethnic cleanser, murderous and politically indoctrinated. He is there to save one people only namely the ‘chosen tribe’.

    Here is what the SupperJews’ Website  says about its kosher characters.

    “Led by the fearsome Captain Israel and the fiery Beth El, Team SuperJews is a group of everyday people who rise to action when help is needed.  Uniquely talented yet collectively strong, Team SuperJews unites whenever new or recurring threats endanger the Jewish community.”  

    According to SupperJews’ Website  the following Jewish organisations are affiliated with the  project.  

     

    I really want to know, once and for all,  where Zionism ends and Jewishness starts?

     

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    Turkish Doctor arrested in Organ Trafficking Ring

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    A surgeon dubbed “Dr. Frankenstein” by the Turkish media has been arrested on suspicion of heading a Kosovo-based organ-smuggling gang that illegally snatched kidneys and sold them to wealthy customers around the world.

    By Theunis Bates

    Police seized Yusuf Sonmez, 53, on Tuesday evening at his luxury villa in Istanbul, according to Agence France-Presse, on an Interpol arrest warrant filed by a European Union prosecutor in Kosovo. A court freed Sonmez today, pending a trial.

    He vehemently denies the charges.

    Turkish police escort Yusuf Sonmez to a local court in Istanbul on Wednesday. He is accused of heading an organ-smuggling gang, based in Kosovo, that sold illegally removed kidneys on the black market.

    Sonmez is among nine people who have been indicted in connection with illegal organ removals allegedly carried out at the Medicus Clinic in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina. According to European Union prosecutor Jonathan Ratel, poor Russians, Moldovans and Turks were lured to the clinic with the “false promises of payments” for their kidneys. (The EU handles cases that are too sensitive for the local judiciary, such as allegations of war crimes.)

    The donors received nothing, but their organs were sold for up to $200,000 to patients in Canada, Germany and Israel. Ratel alleges that Sonmez was a “key surgical participant” in dozens of operations performed at the clinic,according to The Associated Press.

    The black market trade was revealed in 2008 when a Turkish man, Yilmaz Altun, fainted at Pristina’s airport and told U.N. police he had just had his kidney removed. Officers raided Medicus and found an Israeli transplant tourist who had just received the Turk’s kidney. Seven Kosovans have so far been charged in connection with the organ scam, including Ilir Rrecaj — the former permanent secretary at the ministry of health — and Lutfi Dervishi, a professor at Pristina University Hospital.

    An EU judge based in Pristina now has two weeks to decide whether to bring the case to trial. But even if the trial goes ahead, it’s unlikely that Sonmez will appear before a Kosovan court. Turkey does not extradite its citizens abroad. Instead, it supplies other countries with the accused citizen’s testimony. Should Sonmez be found guilty, he would serve his sentence in a Turkish prison.

    Sonmez has denied any wrongdoing in Kosovo. “I am being shown as the biggest criminal and even the leader of a criminal gang,” he wrote in a statement posted on his website, according to The Guardian. “If I am the gang leader, where are my men?”

    Any trial could have severe ramifications for Kosovo’s government. A Council of Europe report last month accused the newly independent country’s prime minister, Hashim Thaci, of heading a criminal gang that removed organs from executed Serb prisoners during and after the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

    Dick Marty, the Swiss senator and former prosecutor who compiled the report, wrote that the alleged mistreatment of Serb captives a decade ago was “closely related to the contemporary case of the Medicus clinic.” He cited “Kosovan Albanian and international figures” who were key “co-conspirators” in both crimes.

    Marty omitted the suspects’ names from the report “out of respect” to Kosovo’s judicial process. However, last month The Guardian reported sources within the Kosovan government saying that two of the unnamed individuals were Sonmez and former Kosovo Liberation Army medical commander Shaip Muja, who now advises Prime Minister Thaci on health policy.

    Authorities have not accused of Muja of any wrongdoing at Medicus, and he has denied being involved in illegal organ removal during the Kosovo war.

    Thaci has dismissed Marty’s allegations against him as “groundless” and condemned the illegal trade in human organs as “inhuman.”

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    Finding a Path Out of Afghanistan

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    Afghan War grinds on, now well into its tenth year, with no coherent U.S. plan for either success or withdrawal, only the prospect of more death and destruction and the further destabilization of nuclear-armed Pakistan.With difficult choices ahead – and Washington still trapped in tough-guy rhetoric – the future prospects for U.S. policy in the region are only dimmer, prompting the Independent Institute’s Ivan Eland to suggest that the time has come for some unpleasant deal-making.
    – ConsortiumNews

    By Ivan Eland

    If actions speak louder than words, the U.S. military has seemed to confirm the pessimistic findings of the National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs) on the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which the military had recently pooh-poohed.

    The military assessment emphasized a rosy picture of gains in the Helmand and Kandahar provinces in Afghanistan, whereas the NIEs, a product of all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, acknowledged some gains in those two provinces but focused on Pakistan’s unwillingness to shut down guerrilla sanctuaries across the border as a serious obstacle.

    In December, the military commanders tried to discredit the NIE by saying it was an out-of-date effort by intelligence chair-borne divisions that had spent only limited, if any, time in Afghanistan.

    The next week, however, senior American military commanders in Afghanistan — seemingly acknowledging the validity of the desk jockeys’ main point — were advocating a risky expansion of Special Operations ground raids across the Afghanistan/Pakistan border to attack those Taliban sanctuaries, also reflecting a growing frustration with Pakistan’s lack of effort there.

    Furthermore, as the military emphasized gains in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar, it downplayed the spread of the insurgency and instability into northern Afghanistan.

    Guerrilla warfare often resembles the “Whack-a-Mole” game — when superior counterinsurgent forces attack into an area, the rebels pop up somewhere else. The same problem happened in 1983, when El Salvador’s government was battling leftist rebels. When the government’s counterinsurgency forces pacified one part of the country, the guerrillas just fled to another area.

    Guerrillas often take the path of least resistance. And because their hit-and-run attacks can be done more cheaply and efficiently than those of the counterinsurgent, time is usually on their side; they can simply wait for the government or the outside occupier to become exhausted and give up.

    Finally, reflecting the spread of the insurgency to other parts of Afghanistan, the normally publicity-shy International Committee of the Red Cross held a rare press conference, at the time of the U.S. military’s rosy assessment, seemingly to also debunk it.

    The Red Cross said that by all its rigorous measures, the security situation in Afghanistan had deteriorated to its worst state since the overthrow of the Taliban in late 2001.

    Increasing U.S. drone strikes and stepped-up cross-border ground raids in Pakistan, however, will only further roil a country with nuclear weapons that was much more stable before the original U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Such U.S. actions will likely only fuel already rampant anti-American sentiment and radicalize even more Islamists.

    In 2011, a pledged start of U.S. force withdrawals from Afghanistan will probably happen simultaneously with expanded U.S. Special Operations ground raids into Pakistan and ever increasing drone attacks in that country’s airspace.

    This situation is reminiscent of U.S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam at the same time as America’s secret escalation of the war in Cambodia to hit similar guerrilla sanctuaries.

    Is there a better way to end this war than simultaneous Vietnam-like escalation and de-escalation? Yes.

    First, people, governments, and insurgencies all respond to incentives, so let’s look at the goals of various parties to the war.

    –India wants influence in Afghanistan to sandwich its archrival — Pakistan — in between itself and an Indian-dominated Afghanistan.

    –Pakistan, to avoid being the meat in the sandwich, wants a Pakistan-friendly government in Afghanistan. To get that, it supports the Afghan Taliban even though the Taliban’s enemy — the United States — slathers Pakistan with billions of dollars in aid annually.

    –President Hamid Karzai and the Afghan government don’t trust Pakistan and would prefer for the Taliban to be defeated, but they seem to be trying to cut a deal with the Taliban out of fear that the U.S. will withdraw from Afghanistan.

    –The Afghan Taliban want to take power in Afghanistan or at least be part of a power-sharing government. They also want the foreign invaders cast out of Afghanistan.

    –Al-Qaeda central wants to attack the United States and its allies because of their interference in and occupation of Muslim lands.

    –The United States’ only goal should be an Afghanistan and Pakistan that do not provide sanctuary for a-Qaeda.

    The problem is that the U.S. goal in Afghanistan — although President Obama has reduced it from George W. Bush’s instituting democracy to merely stabilizing the country — is still too ambitious.

    The United States needs to divide the interests of radical groups, not mobilize them to become allies. In particular, the United States should attempt to divide the Afghan Taliban and their supporters in the Pakistani government from al-Qaeda.

    To do this, instead of attacking into Pakistan — thus revving up all militant groups and alienating the Pakistani government, which has to deal with the resulting inflamed anti-Americanism — the U.S. should cut a deal with the Afghan Taliban and the Pakistanis.

    This gambit would resemble the buying off of the opposition that worked to lower the violence in Iraq.

    If no deal is cut, the Pakistanis and the Afghan Taliban naturally will keep pursuing their common interest of having a Taliban-influenced Afghan government, and the Pakistanis will resist turning over Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda leadership — keeping them as the ultimate bargaining chip vis-à-vis the United States.

    But what if the U.S. gave the Taliban and Pakistan what they wanted — either partial or total control over the Afghan government? In addition, the U.S. would pledge a rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan.

    In exchange, the Pakistanis would have to turn over the al-Qaeda leadership, and Afghanistan and Pakistan would no longer harbor anyone from the group.

    The U.S. might as well attempt this deal while it still has some leverage.

    Eventually, the U.S. will have to withdraw from Afghanistan and thus allow the Taliban some role in the Afghan government, but later will probably not get any concessions in return.

    Cutting a deal now seems like a radical approach, but in the long term, the U.S. likely has a losing hand in Afghanistan and needs to get the best deal possible while it still has some bargaining power.

    Ivan Eland is Director of the Center on Peace & Libertyat The Independent Institute. Dr. Eland has spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, including stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. His books include The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed, and Putting “Defense” Back into U.S. Defense Policy.

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    US: Drones Kill But Terrorism Spreads

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    by Raja Mujtaba

      

    By Hamid Waheed

    The western analysts and think tanks strongly support the drone strikes in tribal areas bordering Af-Pak for obvious success in terms of friend and foe casualties’. They project the drone as the most important weapon to eradicate terrorists and terrorism. They believed that drone strikes have disrupted insurgent operations, complicated their communications and supply lines, and forced key leaders to go underground.

    A US based analysis term 2010 as the year of drone, their reports give a figure of 120 attacks in 2010 vis-à-vis 51 in 2009. This shows a sharp increase when compared with under ten drone strikes in first four years of reported drone strike in FATA since 2004 . US journal terms 2010 a year of big success when over 18 senior ALQ and Taliban leaders were confirmed killed through drone strikes. The drone strikes have increased the anti-Amercanism in Pakistan society and the region. The terrorists have used the collateral damage to maximize the environment and society to their benefit .

    Pakistan Army fighting WOT under General Kiyani had come a long way from low popularity level due to its political role to its present strength amongst the people of Pakistan. An international survey conducted to understand the FATA situation revealed that Pak military operation in tribal areas is now considered a step in right direction. The percentage of the people favoring military operation has been increasing from 16.7% in 2009 to 66.8% in 2010. Success of military operation in Swat, repatriation of IDPs and Army contributions in floods made the difference.

    Army has left no stone unturned to improve its image. During flood relief activities Army collected and distributed 68,000 tons of rations, including 23,000 tons of rations  from its own quota and  deployed 60,000  troops for rescue and relief efforts. But all these efforts of Army to enhance its stature in society are now being sabotaged by the tactical drone strikes of its partner.  In Pakistan society drone attacks are popularly believed to have caused even more civilian casualties than is actually the case. The persistence of these attacks on Pakistani territory is continuously creating public outrages and alienating people from government and Army. The drone is a tactical weapon and has certainly given good results tactically to support coalition forces operation on their sides of the border but strategically history has many unanswered questions.

    Historically, the drone strategies used by US are similar to French aerial bombardment in rural Algeria in the 1950s, and to the “air control” methods employed by the British in the Pakistani tribal areas in the 1920s.However it has mor resemblance with the recent 2005-2006 Somalian crisis against the forces of Islamic courts. The strikes though killed the militant targets but the public anger over US’s power usage solidified the power of extremists. This eventually led to Ethiopian military intervention giving rise to regional insurgency and offshore piracy. The security dynamics of the area remain complex having far future implications.

    Planned killing of Al-Jabouri the commander in Mosul by suicide bomber after failing in at least five previous attempts shows their mindset. Society and environment remain the main area of concern both for LEA and Terrorists to shape up their future strategy. The solution may lie in looking for joint benefit and strategy for the coalition partners and pursue them under umbrella of confidence. This is a war of hearts and minds for peace around the globe. Are we looking to defeat the terrorist or the terrorism is a trillion dollar question.

    Seeing is believing, words must follow actions to give space to confidence. If we decide to support democracy we must give weight to democratic decisions on drone attacks. This war can only be won through a clear strategy taking care of interests of stake holders through joint effort, mutual respect and collective confidence. Biden’s visit has left behind some good thinking on addressing Pakistan’s concerns, which will win the hearts but actions must follow to satisfy the mind.

    A must read to know details of deaths by Drones.

    Pakistan: How Long Will This Go On?

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    ROGUE AMERICA, THE QUIET MUTINY

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    HOW PRIVATIZATION, RELIGION AND CONSTITUTIONAL ABUSES  HAVE CREATED A ‘SHADOW’ STATE

    “Forces well outside any political system envisioned by the Founding Fathers control America, forces capable of side-stepping or overruling any elected official or any law, up to and including, even especially, the Constitution of the United States of America.”

    By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

    A little over 2 weeks ago, John Wheeler III, former Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, a man whose Washington resume put him in contact with presidents, was found in the back of a garbage truck.  Two weeks later, there is no police investigation, no cause of death, no questions from the press, just silence, deafening silence.

    Nothing is said of Wheelers career, a high profile Vietnam veteran, a man much admired, even loved.  Work, bio-chem warfare, nuclear programs, now totally blacked out.  All that remains is a moment or two of video, very inexplicable, Wheeler, the consummate disciplined professional drifting in what seems to be an LSD induced haze.  There, the curtain was drawn, the door was closed, no further cover story, no prepared lie, the “imagineers” responsible for such things caught off balance, this time at least.

    John Wheeler was clearly, “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”

    Wheeler was also a “contractor,” part of the army of private citizens that now control everything that the Department of Homeland Security does not.  We call this “privatization.”

    PRIVATIZATION AND UNACCOUNTABILITY

    “Privatization,” another word for “parallelization” put control of most defense and intelligence functions into the hands of unaccountable “no-bid” private contractors, invariably politically partisan and many uniquely willing to engage in criminality on a level heretofore unimagined.

    What the marriage between a private sector, tasked with the most sensitive functions of national security, those requiring the most oversight, those subject to the most hideous abuses and an administration no  longer clearly in control of the reins of government, have done to the world is a disaster, unique even by 20th century standards.

    The largest military power in the history of man would become a defacto mercenary force, virtually seizing Central Asia, pre-staging it for systematic enslavement, for stripping it of resources.  The economic model is amazing in scope.  $300 billion a year are spent in Afghanistan.  $200 billion of that is stolen.  The only result of America’s military action?  Destruction of the region, impoverishment of America and $65 billion in heroin production.

    Wheeler’s death leads us down several avenues.  They twist, they turn, they interweave, but they all end up one place, one inexorable place, another factoid making up the mosaic, the pattern revealing the fact, now unavoidable to so many, that a secret government exists.  Government may be the wrong word, as “chaos” is hardly “government” and chaos is where that mosaic is taking us.  A senseless and almost childish alternative reality has been created by the press and pop culture, groups that Helen Thomas would tell us are one in the same.

    Hiding behind a veil of secrecy, protected by Kafkaesque bureaucracies, one upon another, shielded by a total breakdown of societal responsibility, each sector, be it pubic education, finance, news and media, government and defense, each more complicit than the last, an overwhelming hunger for truth and a feeling of solidity, of “believability” has driven millions to follow conspiracy as the new religion.

    Even that, itself, is now managed, Wikileaks and its “press partnerships,” the alternative media drowned in a cacophony of rubbish, co-opted, infiltrated, influenced and bought.

    1963 THRU REAGAN

    Since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, there have been continual whispers about a “shadow government” running the United States.  This cabal is said to have taken America into Vietnam, its most disastrous war and planned, with Israel,  the “false flag” USS Liberty attack in 1967 to push America into invading the Middle East.

    The first undeniable public signs of a “shadow government” came to light under Reagan with Iran Contra, when a White House based group, selling  arms to our enemies, running drugs on a massive scale, was discovered.  Dozens of top officials were tried, convicted, some convictions were overturned on manufactured technicalities, others, including a Secretary of Defense, received presidential pardons.  The claim was “fighting communism in Central America.”  The truth, the communists left power after losing free elections, ones the communists, themselves held, while our “patriots,” the secret government, filled our cities with crack cocaine by the ton, lined their own pockets and built an organization that would later be used to rig elections and derail America’s freedoms.

    COUP BY LEWINSKI

    Normally, the ‘shadow government’ is never spoken of.  We saw the hand of a shadow government when, then ‘first lady” Hillary Clinton talked about a “vast right wing conspiracy.” She was immediately crushed by the press for this and her attempt to break the stranglehold the pharmaceutical industry has on congress, one recently re-instituted with vigor.  It was the shadow government that unleashed Monica Lewinsky and later used private financing to impeach President Clinton.

    Hillary, in an act of incredible bravery, had stepped on the real “third rail” of American power.  No, it isn’t the typical sacred cow, Israel.  Today we say that Carter was “anti-Israel” but it was Reagan that had the character to stand up to them, a power long disappeared from American politics.

    Hillary threatened the pharmaceutical industry, then at the height of its influence.  Today, with up to 40% of America’s military forces on anti-psychotic medications, the dream of mind control and “MK Ultra” has been exceeded beyond any but the wildest imagination.  With typical “side effects” being suicidal ideation, chemical castration, tremors, delusion, loss of will, loss of judgement, loss of employability, generations of “zombies” walk, drive, stumble, many in a semi-dreamlike state, through America’s 21st century landscape.

    Censorship and secrecy are needed less and less as pharmacology and “dumbed down” public education takes its inevitable toll.

    OVERTHROW

    The “shadow government” gained form in 2000.  The Republican nomination was rigged, John McCain was crushed by manufactured scandals, all with one purpose, to put the team of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, cohorts since the Nixon years, into power.  The vehicle was the hapless dupe, George “W” Bush.

    The 2000 election, rigged voting machines, a “strict construction” Supreme Court picking a president based on a “wildly liberal” interpretation of the constitutions “equal protection” theory, was the opening salvo in a war, the “globalists” against humanity.  Implementation of the agenda began with 9/11 and the phony terror wars.

    The mechanism of entropy,  corruption, economic  collapse  and the drug empire in Afghanistan, there is little doubt anymore.  Forces well outside any political system envisioned by the Founding Fathers control America, forces capable of side-stepping or overruling any elected official or any law, up to and including, even especially, the Constitution of the United States of America.

    Normally, the “shadow government” covers its tracks well, as members of the 9/11 Commission have been shouting from the rooftops for years.  Even when it doesn’t, secrecy and censorship step in, always “protecting” the public from the problems created by, well, created by censorship and secrecy.

    MINOT-BARKSDALE, THE FORGOTTEN MUTINY

    In August 2007, at least 6 nuclear warheads were stolen from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota.  The moment they were loaded, they disappeared from America’s nuclear inventory, “location unknown,” something that is not supposed to happen.  There is no possible “misinterpretation” of orders, no mistake, no “wrong label” issue.  These weapons were stolen, pure and simple.  Discussions of individual commanders having authority to deploy weapons, stories of accidents, confusion or political alignments within the Air Force are “red herrings.”

    Nothing is more controlled, more secure, more restricted, more classified, more protected than the nuclear arsenal of the United States.  However, on that fateful day in 2007,  a half dozen or more, hydrogen bombs,  were plucked out of a secure bunker with no paperwork, no orders, nothing.

    This is the military.  People are jailed for losing flashlight batteries.

    They were loaded into the weapons bay of a B-52 long range bomber for transport to places unknown, for purposes unknown. The plane had no orders, was part of no mission, operated under no legal command structure, in fact, the moment the weapons were loaded, was no longer an American plane at all.  A mission, even under the most innocent possible circumstances, that would have required the knowledge of the President and his staff, certainly the Joint Chiefs of Staff and likely the National Security Council as well, seems to have authorized itself, out of “thin air.”

    Though the plane later landed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, there is no evidence supporting this as the intended destination, far from it.

    The theft, hijacking, you pick the term, these are the best two so far, happened outside the command authority of the United States government, contravening all protocols for the storage, handling and deployment of nuclear weapons.  The incident was also a violation of treaties requiring America to safeguard her stockpile of nuclear weapons, not just from environmental disasters but, as with this incident, from a mutiny by members of the military and civilian branches of our government, acting outside authority, acting as civilians, an act of piracy, mutiny, an act of insurrection.

    All the things Israel warns America about every day, radical groups in Iran and Pakistan getting control of nukes really happened, but not with Muslim radicals and not in the Middle East, it happened here at home.  The radicals were Christians, of a sort at least, possibly intent on Armageddon, maybe planning to sell the weapons to Iran or North Korea or, more likely, tucking them away for “a rainy day.”

    The Minot-Barksdale “incident” demonstrated, not only that a secret government exists but it is capable of waging, not only foreign policy but of mounting a credible thermonuclear threat to the world.

    A “NOT SO COINCIDENTAL” COINCIDENCE

    When a planeload of nuclear weapons is hijacked by an extremist organization tied to the highest levels of power in America, we might ask, why then?  What was going on in America in August 2007?  Did something happen then?  Why were 6 nuclear weapons stolen at the exact same time America suffered the largest financial collapse, became the victim of the largest financial crime in world history?  Is this a coincidence?

    We know these things for sure:

    • This was the 11th hour, the last minutes of the 11th hour, the last chance to begin a war with Iran.  Iraq had been temporarily “stabilized” by massive bribes paid out under General Petraeus’ “Sunni Awakening” program, a ‘band-aid’ fix that would soon come apart, Afghanistan had become a hopeless quagmire and the public had turned on President Bush, giving him the lowest approval ratings of all time, leaving his presidency failed and discredited.

    • What had begun as a minor mortgage crisis had revealed a deeper disease, the “toxic derivitives” schemes that would collapse America’s entire financial system.  Only 5% of the mismanaged funds were mortgage related, 95% was a massive Ponzi scheme by “banks” that had taken to creating wealth out of thin air, underwriting the entire American economy, bond and stock markets, corporate earnings, pension plans, all backed by nothing at all.  The money most American’s thought they had wasn’t even the “counterfeit” trash spewed by the Federal Reserve.  It was, in fact, imaginary, soon to be gone, “poof!”

    How could 6 nuclear weapons, providing this was the only theft, something we may never learn, be used to cover the crimes of America’s entire financial community?  What use of weapons of mass destruction would have changed the public’s perception, a public increasingly suspicious of the other great coincidence of all time, 9/11?

    Were weapons to be taken outside the country to attack others or to be brought back, a container in a seaport, a vending machine in a stadium, atop a missile, brought home?  For years, the front men for the secret government, the ones easily recognized, had done little but prepare America for such an eventuality.  With $12 trillion dollars “missing,” would the incineration of an American city be enough?

    MEANS, MOTIVE AND OPPORTUNITY

    Professional law enforcement personnel, where such things still exist, look at any criminal act in three stages, Means, Motive and Opportunity.  Means and motive are not obvious at all, not unless one is willing to accept that top commanders of the United States Air Force are traitors.

    Let’s take a second to examine a frightening trend that may have led to this seeming vulnerability.  How could the United States Air Force have been infiltrated with commanders loyal to power structure outside any accepted norm?  What kind of values would make this possible?  To understand the breakdown in command in the Air Force, we must look at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

    THE “TALIBANIZATION” OF THE AIR FORCE

    Several months ago, Veterans Today was contacted by a delegation of officers candidates attending the Academy.  They told us that the Academy was run by a religious cult, known as Dominionists.  This group, this cult, violent, predatory, accused of “brain washing” recruits, tormenting, intimidating, is rapidly gaining total control of the officers corps of the United States Air Force.  Their agenda is a strange version of Evangelical Zionism, subservience of women, bizarre beliefs in nuclear apocalypse and, worst of all, a total disregard for Constitutional authority and legal command structure.

    Is this group capable of stealing nuclear weapons which might be used against the United States?  The only answer is a resounding “Yes!”

    Can the beliefs of a bizarre religious cult constitute motive for nuclear theft?  Does this cult have enough “means” and “opportunity” to attempt this kind of operation, one possibly meant to bring about a nuclear apocalypse and trigger the ‘end times’ as required by their beliefs?

    What American has proven to the world, at least those nations with a free press and a people still capable of critical thinking is that, not only is the nuclear arsenal of the United States the most vulnerable, those guarding it are the most radicalized and the most prone toward acts of terrorism.

    America’s nuclear arsenal has been guarded by a Taliban for decades.  What could the motive for this be?

    THE TAIWAN QUESTION AND MORE

    An American B-52 was forced to land and hand over its cargo of nuclear weapons at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and 80 Air Force personnel were forced to resign. Problems with “discipline” were listed as the reason.  The Air Force calls the incident a “bent spear,” a simple violation of procedure.

    Despite the public whitewash, the “bent spear” was clearly, not only a “broken arrow” but as Senator Levin indicated, “no breach  of nuclear procedures of this magnitude has ever occurred.”  Senator Bill Nelson called it “sloppy.”  What it wasn’t was the first time such a thing has happened.

    In 2006, what we are told were “nuclear fuses” for the Minuteman III missile were sent to Taiwan, packaged as “helicopter batteries.”

    At that time, the Minuteman was undergoing major upgrades, not only in safety mechanisms but in targeting capability also.  The “fusing” units that were available for shipment weren’t simply fuses, they were designed to upgrade our aging fleet of Minuteman missiles, America’s state of the art targeting technology for our most important deterrent system.

    What really happened?  Certainly not what we were told.  Does Taiwan have the technology, having adapted it to systems they have purchased elsewhere, nuclear triggers, perhaps they have one or more of the nuclear weapons believed to be missing from the Israeli-South African arsenal?  Did they keep the technology or sell it to China or India?  Was this another accident,?

    In October, 2010, 50 Minuteman III missiles, 1/9th of those in America’s arsenal, went “walkabout” for 45 minutes, under the control of, well, we don’t really know.  We only know that the official government of the United States didn’t have them, enough megatonage to turn Europe into a cinder.

    A month later, an ICBM was launched from a submarine 35 miles off Los Angeles.  The US claimed it was an airplane, a weather balloon but missile technicians identified it as a large ICBM, unknown origin, unauthorized and, as with the murder of John Wheeler III, something Americans are asked to overlook, forget, pretend never happened.

    THE SHADOW “IN PLAIN SIGHT”

    Normally, hubris, the ego that makes criminal sociopaths want their work appreciated, whether it is looting banks or raping and murdering busloads of small children, has negative consequences.  When Vice President Cheney established a special operations command inside his own office, one that directed military and intelligence operations without budget approval or legal oversight of any kind, he was demonstrating the hubris of a criminal psychopath.

    Look at the legality, even by “Alberto Gonzales’ standards.

    It is one thing for a nation state to resort to torture, kidnapping or even acts of military aggression, backed by attempts at justification such as those seen in 2003 by Colin Powell at the United Nations.  Powell lost his career, the respect of the world and America was branded a rogue nation and aggressor.

    When an elected official, such as the Vice President, an office tasked with attending funerals and, in actuality, nothing else, begins, not only formulating policy outside the office of the presidency but conducting military operations on its own authority, an authority that does not exist, no law, certainly not the constitution, then the individual holding that office is in insurrection against the government of the United States.

    The vice president can’t order kidnappings, killings by the dozen, maybe hundreds or more, can’t command troops in the field, the vice president is the Commander in Chief of nothing whatsoever.  There is no command authority of any kind, real or implied, in that office nor can any be assigned or transferred there unless the President of the United States is incapacitated.

    The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1967, contains the following language:

    Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro-tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

    Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

    Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

    Outside of these specific circumstances, the Vice President acts in an advisory capacity only with no authority other than that outlined in the Constitution, which specifies that the Vice President presides over the Senate and may cast tie-breaking votes if and when circumstances dictate.

    The issue of Vice President Cheney is only germane based on his public assumption of clear presidential and super-presidential authority, extra-constitutional authority, during the administration of George W. Bush.  The actions involved, aggressive war, operation of secret prisons, assassinations and more are capital crimes as outlined during the Nuremberg War Tribunals and subject to international jurisdiction.

    Do these acts, the ones Cheney (and Rumsfeld) publicly acknowledge, the ones we can prove, combined with coincidences, so many of those, give adequate reason for us to assume a conspiracy, a secret globalist cabal, is acting in place of the intended government of the United States?  Has the brush of history, itself, left little room for assumptions otherwise?

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    Human rights in a propaganda culture

    “Name Calling” is “… one of seven main techniques designated by the Institute for Progpaganda Analysis (Oracle Think Quest). It includes “… propaganda attempts to arouse prejudice among the public by labeling the target something the public dislikes. Often name calling is employed using sarcasim and ridiclue, … When examing name calling propaganda, … attempt to seperate … feelings about the name and … feelings about the … idea or proposal.”

    Many progressive print and television media personalities have – so an extent – in error – succcessfully linked selected conservate radio, television and political personalites to the horror that occurred recently in Arizona. The propagandists are very, very good at what they do. They are relentless inventing “facts” that do not exist. President Obama recently spoke to the nation from Arizona. He wishes for our nation to set aside inappropriate and inflamatory verbage. News personalities (seperate from editorial presentations) are responstible for reporting the truth and are sadly failing in the task.

    Available evidence indicates the horror in Arizona is the product of one criminal. The criminal and his actions are what casued the death, wounds and grief in Arizona. Not one politician – of any political party or idea or any radio or television personality had anything to do with the criminal and his crimes in Arizona.

    Those that are engaging in this propaganda are many of the same people that report so called news regarding the efforts of our military. Hang on, I predict the propaganda will become increasingly more direct and effective.

    Dale R. Suiter

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    Apathy’s Plague

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    US (Pal Telegraph—Rachael Rudolph)-Knowing the past sheds light and provides understanding of how we came to our current situation.  However, answers to and solutions for our problems today do not lie in the past.  This is especially the case when the past we learn of and the narrative taught in our school curricula is an idealized one.  We can take our celebration of Martin Luther King and the American Civil Rights Movement as an example.

    Dr. King, the message he conveyed, and the movement his person symbolized should be remembered and honored; and, his contribution to history was both local and global.  He inspired a generation in America and others around the world.  His words are often quoted by movements and people that are making their case for freedom, justice and equality.  Absent from the discussion and the celebrations are the role played and contribution made by the Black Panthers.

    There has not been one successful movement throughout history where both violent and nonviolent struggle did not coexist.  Yet we teach our children the idealized historical narrative, which distorts their reality.  This is why we do not learn from the past and why mistakes are repeated.  Let our past, both the positive and the negative, be our guide in the present to ensure we have in fact learned, but do not let it define the step we take now.

    Our current situation defines the context in which we are currently living and the words we use. To use language, concepts, and ideas of the past, regardless of whether one is from the right, left or some combination thereof, limits a movement’s growth.   And if there is to be change for the better, then the voices of the people must rise and action must be taken.

    The time is coming; it can be felt on the streets, in the stores and gas stations, and on travels around the world.  There is a common theme that pervades regardless of whether one is living in America, sitting in shops in Canada, Germany, Russia or London; or walking the mountains, streets, towns and villages in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

    Mass discontent permeates the urban and rural divide, the generational cleavages, and time and space.  It is being caused by disbelief that solutions can be provided by the existing governmental structures of the countries in which we are living, and belief that those elected in our respective governments and their policies do not reflect our beliefs and/or serve our interests.

    I recall sitting on top the mountain in one of Guatemala’s poorest mountainous region.  We stopped at this one particular spot because it overlooked many of the other villages left neglected by the government.  The gentleman explained, “You see that village over there; many were just recently killed in mudslides.  There was no warning.  Men, women and children were just completely wiped out.”  His tone was nonchalance and not said in a way to shock the listener. Mudslides are a common occurrence for many in the mountainous areas of Central America because shelter is inadequate and little or no funds are provided by the government.

    In another area, a more politically active gentleman explained that, “it is intentional on the part of the government.  To suppress and keep the people in such a state of poverty will limit the nature of resistance, regardless of whether it is violent or nonviolent.  People cannot and will not raise their voice and fight for something more if they are struggling daily just to put food on the table. There are some that will fight though to ensure the government does continue to focus some attention on the area.”  Later that night we drifted off to sleep in our hotel room, listening to distant gun shots and explosions.

    In some recent articles, following the beginning of the Tunisian Revolution, writers were questioning whether similar people’s movements would emerge around the world.  Some came to the conclusion that it is unlikely.  The reason given was the very same one explained above.

    Is it really the case that the masses will not take to the streets because they are struggling to put food on the table?  To struggle takes time, and that is limited for most.  Many in the lower socio-economic classes lack time because they are struggling to make ends meet, but this is not the case for those in the middle and upper socio-economic classes.  Maybe their lack of time has more to do with a lack of concern?

    I remember asking one of my classes if they were familiar with the news stories on the FBI arrests of anti-war activists or censorship of Wikileaks.  With the exception of one or two of the students, none were even aware of the stories.  Concerning Wikileaks, some even questioned what they were and why it mattered if they were censored.  The students went on to explain that unless they are made to read the news, then they do not follow what is taking place at home or abroad.  The reasons:  they simply just did not care; they did not believe that what was taking place had any impact on their life; and/or, that they could do anything about it. The latter, I think, has more to do with it.

    Some of these students are the sweetest and most kind hearted individuals, so I cannot believe that they are just so cold and self-interested that they could care so little about others.  Further and more in-depth discussion helped to shed light on another thing prevalent within the larger society in which we are living, especially here in the United States.

    Today’s generation neither sees nor believes in the interconnectedness of their lives with those around the world.  Before the academic argument to the problem was that if people only connected more than there would be greater concern for what is taking place outside of their own little bubble.  This is partly true, but it also takes more than connection and interactive dialogue in order to bridge the gap.  It also takes education.   Our education curricula, at least in the United States, are too focused on teaching and mastering the so-called skill or proficiency oriented behavior.  Students are being taught to be robots programed for regurgitation of the narrative provided, rather than on how to think and develop their own voice.

    If the reader has reached the conclusion and is now pondering the point, running various different incidents taking place around the world and in your life through your mind, then the article has done what was intended.  What we believe and hold dear in our heart, minds and lives are relevant to what is taking place in the world around us.  We cannot continue to dismiss things, places and people as irrelevant.  Without a voice, mass discontent will continue to persist and apathy will continue to grow.  Eventually the explosion will take place, but not soon enough.  Let history serve as a guide to make today’s generation think of and where they are going tomorrow.  Teach them to question and not accept the narrative of only one side.  Truth is determined by the eye of the beholder, and his or her position within society.  Will you continue to allow others to define your truth or will you make your own?  Will apathy or action define the next path to be taken?

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