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History: The Iran scandal that got Reagan elected ”VIDEO”

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Holding hostages to elect a president?

With Iran in the news lately, let’s take a closer look at the history between us and this nation.

Though the Carter administration worked tirelessly to try and get American hostages released from Iran, they weren’t going to let the prisoners go.

With so many freezes to their economic assets, it’s a wonder that they didn’t…unless someone else had something to do with it.

Reagan’s campaign manager was networking with conservatives who couldn’t stand Carter, and he may have done something to keep those hostages locked up longer than they would have been otherwise…

This is how we got Reagan, Iran-Contra and the Bush legacy.

 

 

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“Nobody” Should Fear Prison For Speech

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“Every day thousands of people die. But still the world moves on. Just due to one politician dead, a natural death everyone just goes crazy.. they should know.”

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Profile Picture of Shaheen Dhada

New Delhi, India (TFC) – The Supreme Court of India has stricken a controversial internet censorship law written 15 years ago.

The law was enforced in 2012 when Saheen Dhada posted a comment against the death of politician Bal Thackeray.  Her original post said:

Every day thousands of people die. But still the world moves on. Just due to one politician dead, a natural death everyone just goes crazy.. they should know.

We are resilient by force not by choice. When was the last time did anyone show some respect or even a 2mins silence for Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Azad, Sukhdev or any of the people because of whom we r free living Indians…respect is earned not given and definitely not forced.

Today, Mumbai shuts down due to fear not due to respect!!! [All Formatting Retained]

Free speech advocate and law student Shreya Singhal recognized the danger of the censorship and political prosecution, and began a campaign in support of Dhada and one other girl arrested at the time for simply “liking” the post.  “Nobody should have fear of putting up something because of the fear of going to prison,” Singhal said in statements to Indian press.

In turning down the law, the Indian Supreme Court declared, “Governments come and go. We can’t act on assurance that Section 66A will not be misused.”

The overturned section reads:

66A. Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.

Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device,—

(a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or

(b) any information which he knows to be false, but for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred or ill will, persistently by making use of such computer resource or a communication device,

(c) any electronic mail or electronic mail message for the purpose of causing annoyance or inconvenience or to deceive or to mislead the addressee or recipient about the origin of such messages,

shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine.

This cyber security law has also been used by the Indian Government to shut down over 30 websites in December.  The shut down came in part from results of 5,473 requests from the government to Facebook for user information in the second half of 2014.  The Supreme Court did not remove India’s ability to block websites.

In US Inc., efforts continue to institute SOPA/PIPA/CISPA.  Language similar to Rule 66A appears in Section 3 of HR234, the 2015 Cyber Intelligence and Security Protection Act. CISPA authorizes the US Federal Government to monitor, investigate and disseminate information across agencies without warrant.  The vague language and open interpretation of surveillance and enforcement opens pathways in the US for political persecution and targeting of another Aaron Swartz or Shaheen Dhada.  According to US Senator Ron Wyden, “If information-sharing legislation does not include adequate privacy protections then that’s not a cybersecurity bill – it’s a surveillance bill by another name.” With broad information sharing powers, persecution of free speech is an open possibility.

You can read the full House Bill here.

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White House Says I$raHell Occupation Of Palestinian Lands ‘Must End’

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In striking choice of words, Obama’s chief of staff elevates public rhetoric against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Stolen land in the Hebron hillsA Palestinian boy protests outside an Israeli settlement. (Photo: Garry Walsh/flickr)

President Obama’s chief of staff Denis McDonough on Monday made a striking announcement on behalf of the administration by telling a crowd of Jewish-American political activists that Israel’s military “occupation” of the West Bank must end as he pushed back against comments made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both before and after his recent reelection victory.

“An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end,” said McDonough at the annual J Street conference in Washington, DC. “Israel cannot maintain military control of another people indefinitely.”

J Street is billed as the more liberal, pro-Israel lobby group which in recent years has tried to offset the more hawkish American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, known as AIPAC.

Though Israel’s domination of the West Bank and its continued building of settlements on captured Palestinian lands has long been considered a violation of international law and is the basis for some much of the ongoing conflict, the U.S. government—including the Obama administration—has widely supported Israel’s activities, defended it from international sanctions at the United Nations, provided the Israeli military with a constant flow of aid, and rarely, if ever, employed the term “occupation” despite its commonplace use elsewhere in the world when describing the situation.

McDonough’s stronger use of language was widely seen as a public declaration of continued frustration by the administration regarding statements made by Netanyahu ahead of Israel elections that took place last week. Not only did the Prime Minister foreswear publicly his support for the two-state solution—a commitment to the so-called “peace process” that has been the basis for international efforts to end the conflict—but he also employed racially-charged language against Israeli-Arabs during the elections as he used fear-mongering to warn Jewish voters in Israel that their Arab neighbors were “voting in droves” to destroy Israel. Though Netanyahu has made efforts to walk back both comments, McDonough expressed the White House’s reluctance to accept these new assurances.

“We cannot simply pretend that those comments were never made, or that they don’t raise questions about the prime minister’s commitment to achieving peace through direct negotiations,” McDonough told the crowd.

Reasserting the White House commitment to the two-state solution, he added, “Palestinian children deserve the same right to be free in their own land as Israeli children in their land. A two-state solution will finally bring Israelis the security and normalcy to which they are entitled, and Palestinians the sovereignty and dignity they deserve.”

In response, speaking with the Palestinian News Network, PLO central committee member, Wassel Abu Yousef, indicated McDonough’s statements may be an improvement in rhetoric but said they were “late” in terms of serving the right of the Palestinian people. According to Yousef, words from the Obama administration “should be joint to actions to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, in order to give the Palestinian people their right to self-determination.”

Ali Abunimah, author and Palestinian rights activist, was even more dismissive of McDonough’s comments,declaring on Twitter: “Don’t be impressed by Obama chief of staff’s empty words on Israeli ‘occupation,’”adding that it is an “Occupation paid for by U.S..”

As Jessica Schulberg at the Huffington Post noted:

Despite his harsher-than-usual words for the Israeli leadership, McDonough stressed that the U.S. will continue to ensure that Israel has a stronger military than any of its neighbors. He reminded his audience that the U.S. delivered immediate emergency funding of $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system during last summer’s Gaza War, in addition to nearly $1 billion in funding already in place for the system.

Next year, McDonough added, Israel will receive F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets, making it the only country in the Middle East that will be armed with the highly advanced aircraft.

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I$raHell Spied On Iran Talks, Gave Intel To US Lawmakers To Kill Deal

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US officials angered, reports Wall Street Journal, that Israelis used captured information from high-level negotiations to thwart chances of nuclear agreement.
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The Israeli government secretly spied on high-level talks between the U.S., Iran, and other countries and attempted to sabotage the ongoing nuclear negotiations by serving captured information back to U.S. lawmakers opposed to a deal, the Wall Street Journal is reporting on Tuesday.

According to the WSJ:

Soon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Israel was spying on the closed-door talks.

The spying operation was part of a broader campaign by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to penetrate the negotiations and then help build a case against the emerging terms of the deal, current and former U.S. officials said. In addition to eavesdropping, Israel acquired information from confidential U.S. briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe, the officials said.

The espionage didn’t upset the White House as much as Israel’s sharing of inside information with U.S. lawmakers and others to drain support from a high-stakes deal intended to limit Iran’s nuclear program, current and former officials said.

“It is one thing for the U.S. and Israel to spy on each other. It is another thing for Israel to steal U.S. secrets and play them back to U.S. legislators to undermine U.S. diplomacy,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on the matter.

Israeli officials on Tuesday quickly denied specific aspects of the reporting. “These allegations are utterly false,” a senior official in the Israeli Prime Minister’s office told CNN. “The state of Israel does not conduct espionage against the United States or Israel’s other allies.”

Officials made similar claims to the WSJ, but the newspaper stood by its reporting which it said was based on interviews with more than a dozen current and former U.S. and Israeli diplomats, intelligence officials, policy makers, and lawmakers.

That the U.S. and Israel routinely spy on one another is no secret. As the WSJ notes, citing remarks from U.S. officials, the “U.S. expends more counterintelligence resources fending off Israeli spy operations than any other close ally.”

But in this case, as noted, it was the act of supplying U.S. lawmakers with Israeli captured intelligence on the talks that appears to have most irked the White House and other officials.

According to the WSJ, “Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer met with U.S. lawmakers and shared details on the Iran negotiations to warn about the terms of the deal” as a way to undermine the talks.

Mr. Dermer started lobbying U.S. lawmakers just before the U.S. and other powers signed an interim agreement with Iran in November 2013. Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Dermer went to Congress after seeing they had little influence on the White House.

Before the interim deal was made public, Mr. Dermer gave lawmakers Israel’s analysis: The U.S. offer would dramatically undermine economic sanctions on Iran, according to congressional officials who took part.

After learning about the briefings, the White House dispatched senior officials to counter Mr. Dermer. The officials told lawmakers that Israel’s analysis exaggerated the sanctions relief by as much as 10 times, meeting participants said.

Despite repeated attempts by the Israeli government and their allies in the U.S. Congress to derail nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 nations, those talks continue to make progress as foreign ministers remain under active negotiations in Switzerland this week.

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Agent Orange Funding Opens Door To US Militarism And Covert Action In Vietnam

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Is the United States finally accepting responsibility for the devastating ongoing effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam, or is this funding just a way to get USAID in the door to meddle in the country’s affairs as part of Obama’s “Asian Pivot” strategy? MintPress News investigates.
U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, and Vietnamese Chief of General Staff of the Army, Lt. Gen. Do Ba Ty, left, review an...U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, and Vietnamese Chief of General Staff of the Army, Lt. Gen. Do Ba Ty, left, during an honor guard review before their talks in Hanoi, Vietnam. The easing of an arms embargo against Vietnam and a military agreement with the Philippines show the Obama administration wants deeper security ties with Asia. On Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, the State Department announced it would allow sales, on a case-by-case basis, of lethal equipment to help the maritime security of Vietnam, easing a ban that has been in place since communists took power at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Hanoi welcomed the step, saying it would promote the U.S.-Vietnam partnership.

WASHINGTON — The use of Agent Orange constitutes a war crime with devastating effects on the people in Vietnam not only during the war but even today. The U.S. military knew that its use of Agent Orange would be damaging, but, as an Air Force scientist wrote to Congress, “because the material was to be used on the enemy, none of us were overly concerned.”

Ecocide was committed when “the U.S. military sprayed 79 million liters of herbicides and defoliants over about one-seventh of the land area of southern Vietnam.” The 2008-2009 President’s Cancer Panel Reportfound that nearly five million Vietnamese were exposed to Agent Orange, resulting in “400,000 deaths and disabilities and a half million children born with birth defects.”

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, Le Van Tam, 14, is picked up by his father at a rehabilitation center in Danang, Vietnam. The children were born with physical and mental disabilities that the center's director says were caused by their parents' exposure to the chemical dioxin in the defoliant Agent Orange. On Thursday, the U.S. for the first time will begin cleaning up leftover dioxin that was stored at the former military base that's now part of Danang's airport.  (AP Photo/Maika Elan)

Le Van Tam, 14, is picked up by his father at a rehabilitation center in Danang, Vietnam. The children were born with physical and mental disabilities that the center’s director says were caused by their parents’ exposure to the chemical dioxin in the defoliant Agent Orange used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam war. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.

No one has been held accountable for this crime. U.S. courts have blocked lawsuits brought by the people of Vietnam, and the United States has never paid adequate war reparations to assist in caring for the victims of Agent Orange or to clean up the environment.

In recent years, however, the U.S. has begun to fund cleanup and treatment programs for Agent Orange victims. The timing of this change in policy comes as the U.S. military has been building a relationship with the Vietnamese military as part of the so-called “Asian Pivot.” Yet this relationship has been impaired by the United States’ failure to properly deal with Agent Orange.

Funding for Agent Orange damages is being used to open the door to greater U.S. military involvement and influence in the region, but it will also allow an expansion of U.S. covert operations in Vietnam that set the stage for the U.S. to install a “friendlier” government, if necessary for U.S. hegemony in the region.

This funding is coming through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which has close ties to the CIA and a long history of covert intelligence and destabilization. Vietnam is experiencing a greater U.S. military presence along with USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy, also known for fomenting regime change.

Drawing Vietnam into US militarism

With its Asian Pivot, the U.S. intends to surround and isolate China by moving 60 percent of its Navy to the Asia-Pacific region, developing military agreements with countries there, and conducting joint military exercises with Pacific countries. The U.S. is also negotiating a massive corporate power-expanding treaty, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which excludes China.

Map of current US military deployments in S.E. Asia.  (Courtesy of the   Copyright Schiller Institute, Inc. 2015. All Rights Reserved.)

Map of current US military deployments in S.E. Asia. (Courtesy of the Schiller Institute, Inc. 2015. All Rights Reserved.)

Vietnam has been a focal point for the U.S. military since the end of the George W. Bush administration, a prelude to the Asian Pivot that was formally announced by President Obama. For the last five years, the U.S. and Vietnam have been involved in joint military exercises. The U.S. has also started to sell weapons to Vietnam, seeking to transition the Vietnamese from Russian weapons to American weapons. And there has been a series of high-level meetings between the two countries.

In June 2013, The Diplomat reported, “the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff hosted the first visit by the Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (and Deputy Minister of National Defense), General Do Ba Ty. Ty’s delegation included the commander of Vietnam’s Air Force and the deputy commanders of the Navy and General Intelligence Department. His trip included a visit to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state suggesting future possible joint activities.”

On July 25, 2013 Obama met with President Truong Tan Sang in Washington to form a U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, covering a range of concerns including war legacy and security issues. They agreed to cooperate militarily through the U.S.-Vietnam Defense Policy Dialogue and the bilateral Political, Security, and Defense dialogue to discuss future military cooperation.

That meeting was followed by two high-level meetings between the U.S. and Vietnamese militaries. On Oct. 1, 2013 they held the 6th U.S.-Vietnam Political, Security and Defense Dialogue. The U.S. delegation included representatives from the State Department, Defense Department, USAID and the U.S. Pacific Command, while the Vietnamese delegation included representatives from the foreign affairs, public security and national defense ministries. The agenda included counterterrorism, counternarcotics, human trafficking, cyber law enforcement, defense and security, disaster response, search and rescue, war legacy and cooperation in regional organizations.

On Oct. 28 to 29, 2013 a second meeting was held in Washington. The 4th U.S.-Vietnam Defense Policy Dialogue was a deputy minister-level meeting and involved officials from their respective defense ministries.The Diplomat reported that “both dialogues were held within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding on Advancing Bilateral Defense Cooperation signed on September 19, 2011 and the U.S.-Vietnam Joint Statement of July 25, 2013.”

“What was new?” The Diplomat continued. “The two sides agreed to step up cooperation between their navies and their respective defense academies and institutions.”

Yet the Vietnamese are continuing to move slowly in building a military relationship with the U.S. Vietnam limits the U.S. Navy to one port call per year and continues to bar U.S. Navy warships from entry to Cam Ranh Bay. Further, Vietnam has yet to approve a request made by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in June 2012 to set up an Office of Defense Cooperation in the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi.

A key factor holding back a closer military relationship is the inadequate cleanup of Agent Orange and the United States’ insufficient commitment to dealing with war legacies. After the 4th Defense Policy Dialogue, Vietnamese Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi told Voice of Vietnam, “A better defense relationship should be based on the efficiency of practical cooperation, including overcoming [the] war aftermath… General speaking (sic), the U.S. has offered Vietnam active cooperation in the issue, but it is not enough as the consequences of war are terrible.”

Bloomberg reported last year on the fifth year of joint military operations, tying them to the Asian Pivot: “Two U.S. Navy ships began six days of non-combat exercises with the Vietnamese military as the U.S. seeks to bolster its presence in Asia at a time of growing tension between China and its neighbors.” Lt. Comm. Clay Doss, a Navy public affairs officer, described the evolution, saying: “The quality and depth of the exchanges is increasing each year as our navies get to know each other better.”

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey visited Vietnam in August – the first visit of a Joint Chiefs chairman since 1971. Dempsey’s trip came amid an escalation in conflicts between China and Vietnam. Among other things, he visited a U.S. military base where toxic defoliants had been stored.

In October, the U.S. eased a ban on lethal weapons sales to Vietnam. The U.S. said the arms sales would improve the maritime military capabilities of Vietnam so it could be more effective in conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region. In December 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry announced $18 million in assistance to Vietnam to provide its coast guard with five unarmed, high-speed patrol boats.

An October commentary in the People’s Daily, the flagship newspaper of China’s Communist Party, described these acts as destabilizing and “a clear extension of America’s interference with the balance of power in the region.” Maritime conflicts between Vietnam and China have been increasing as the U.S. adds military strength to Vietnam’s navy and coast guard. China maintains that disputes should be resolved through negotiations. Citing the Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, the Chinese side maintains that “related countries should solve maritime disputes peacefully.”

Meanwhile, in Vietnam there are also concerns about an escalation of disputes: “Some senior Vietnam Communist Party leaders have worried over the years that moving to upgrade military-to-military ties with the US would provoke China to increase its pressure on Vietnam and its assertiveness in the South China Sea.”

In addition to challenging China, the U.S. also seeks to undermine the relationship between Vietnam and Russia. Russia, an arch rival of the U.S., has been the main weapons supplier for Vietnam since 2009. The U.S. wants to reorient Vietnam’s military away from Russia, which holds multi-billion dollar arms sales contracts with Vietnam, including the sale of submarines and fighter jets.

Sputnik, a Russian government-owned news media outlet, reported earlier this month that the U.S. “bullied” Vietnam to stop allowing Russia to use the Cam Ranh Bay naval base. The State Department says it has “urged Vietnamese officials to ensure that Russia is not able to use its access to Cam Ranh Bay to conduct activities that could raise tensions in the region.” Igor Korotchenko, director general of the Russian Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade, described the U.S. as stirring up tensions, instituting an arms race and creating regional instability.

 

Agent Orange funding a tool for US militarism — and what else?

A U.S. Air Force C-123 flies low along a South Vietnamese highway spraying Agent Orange on dense jungle growth beside the road to eliminate ambush sites for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, Air Force C-123 planes sprayed millions of gallons of herbicides over the jungles of Southeast Asia to destroy enemy crops and tree cover. A U.S. Air Force C-123 flies low along a South Vietnamese highway spraying Agent Orange on dense jungle growth beside the road to eliminate ambush sites for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, Air Force C-123 planes sprayed millions of gallons of herbicides over the jungles of Southeast Asia to destroy enemy crops and tree cover.

The Vietnamese government told the U.S. that one thing preventing a closer relationship between the U.S. and Vietnamese militaries is the failure of the U.S. to deal with the lasting effects of Agent Orange. After 50 years of the Agent Orange crisis the U.S. is finally beginning to fund some cleanup efforts. This funding is coming from USAID, which has a sordid history of serving as a cover for U.S. militarism and the CIA in Vietnam and around the world.

In William Blum’s 2004 book “Killing Hope,” John Gilligan, director of USAID under the Carter administration, describes the depth of the CIA-USAID relationship: “At one time, many AID [USAID] field offices were infiltrated from top to bottom with CIA people. The idea was to plant operatives in every kind of activity we had overseas, government, volunteer, religious, every kind.”

Likewise, The Washington Post reported in 2010 that, “In South Vietnam, the USAID provided cover for CIA operatives so widely that the two became almost synonymous.”

During the Vietnam War, USAID operated a police training program that was tied to death squadsFormer New York Times correspondent A. J. Langguth wrote that “the two primary functions” of the USAID police training program were to allow the CIA to “plant men with local police in sensitive places around the world,” and bring to the U.S. “prime candidates for enrollment as CIA employees.”

The covert role of USAID has persisted. As The Washington Post reported in 2010, then-CIA Director Leon Panetta promised spies “new cover” for secret ops, and agencies that provide such cover include USAID and the State Department.

USAID has recently used health crises as cover for its covert operations. In 2011, Pakistan had a polio crisis, recording the highest number of polio cases in the world; it was a spiraling health catastrophe. USAID used a vaccination program organized by Save the Children, which had operated for 30 years in Pakistan, as cover to find Osama bin Laden.

The USAID-funded vaccination program used a Pakistani doctor and a local group, Lady Health Workers, to gain entrance to bin Laden’s home by going door-to-door to administer vaccinations. When vaccinations were administered to bin Laden’s children and grandchildren USAID tested the DNA of the used needles. It is likely that the doctor and two organizations were not aware they were being used by USAID. Save the Children staff members were expelled from Pakistan and the doctor was sentenced to 33 years in prison. His lawyer was murdered last week, and 74 health care workers have been killed since December 2012.

Last year, The Associated Press uncovered a USAID HIV-prevention program in Cuba used for covert operations. Beginning in October 2009, USAID, working through the Washington-based Creative Associates International, sent “Venezuelan, Costa Rican and Peruvian young people to Cuba in hopes of ginning up rebellion. The travelers worked undercover, often posing as tourists, and traveled around the island scouting for people they could turn into political activists.” They created an HIV-prevention workshop that “memos called ‘the perfect excuse’ for the program’s political goals.” Cuba uncovered the covert mission when the youth were questioned about their funding.

David Shear Nguyen Chi VinhU.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David Shear, center, and Vietnam’s Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh, third left, along with delegates, attend a ceremony marking the start of a project to clean up dioxin left over from the Vietnam War, at a former U.S. military base in Danang, Vietnam Thursday Aug. 9, 2012.

Noting that USAID has “a long history of engaging in intelligence work and meddling in the domestic politics of aid recipients,” Foreign Policy reported on another USAID program in Cuba, also exposed in 2014, where USAID covertly launched a social media platform in 2010, creating a Twitter-like service that would spark a “Cuban Spring.” The digital Bay of Pigs failed to spark a revolt, but it did expose the political leanings of 40,000 Cubans. This was reportedly not a CIA project, but a USAID project meant to undermine the Cuban government. Indeed, USAID has evolved to carry out its own meddling in the affairs of governments.

A 2006 State Department cable, released by WikiLeaks in 2013, outlined the United States’ strategy for undermining the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chávez by “Penetrating Chavez’ Political Base,” “Dividing Chavismo,” and “Isolating Chavez internationally.” The same office responsible for the digital Bay of Pigs in Cuba, USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives, also carried out the program in Venezuela.

Bolivia expelled USAID in 2013 because it was meddling in Bolivian politics. President Evo Morales was upset that USAID money reached lowland regional governments that attempted to overthrow him in 2008. A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request showed that USAID provided “$10.5 million for ‘democracy-building’ awarded to Chemonics International in 2006 ‘to support improved governance in a changing political environment.’” (Democracy development is a common cover for programs to foment rebellion.)

Bolivia is one of the many countries that have recently expelled USAID over the organization’s meddling in internal politics. The Los Angeles Times reported in 2013 that “about 50 countries have adopted laws to limit foreign funding of civic groups or more strictly control their activities. About 30 other countries are considering restrictions.”

Meanwhile, U.S. covert actions in Vietnam have not ended. A blogger and lawyer who spent a year in the U.S. as a fellow the National Endowment for Democracy was arrested in December 2012 for pro-democracy activities. The National Endowment for Democracy has been providing hundreds of thousands of dollars to various Vietnamese projects related to changing the government in recent years. USAID has a major presence with 38 ongoing projects in Vietnam.

It may be that regime change activities are already beginning in Vietnam. In 2014, there were large anti-China protests and attacks on Chinese businesses in Vietnam. Some speculated that the Vietnamese government was behind the protests, but David Koh, a reporter for Singapore’s Straits Times, who works with NGOs in Vietnam, interviewed officials and businessmen in Vietnam and reported that the government was surprised by the protests.

The protests were also against economic conditions and other issues in Vietnam, and it remains unclear who planned and funded the events. Researchers in Singapore who interviewed people on the ground in Vietnam wrote:

“A large number of Vietnamese flags and T-shirts had been purchased before the demonstrations suggesting that the attacks were not spontaneous. Even maps locating Chinese and Taiwanese factories had been photocopied in large numbers. The leaders of the riots have been reported to have been using walkie-talkies to communicate with each other. The fact that the violence affected as many as 200 factories in a single day already suggests that a high level of professionalism and organization was involved. This suggests that the riots were premeditated, although unlike the earlier peaceful demonstration of the patriots, they were not announced openly. Workers were believed to receive from VND50,000 to VND300,000 VND (equivalent to US$2.3 to US$14) to follow the agitators. This begs the question: where did the money come from?”

It’s important to note that people were paid more than a day’s labor to participate.

The Singapore researchers ultimately concluded that the Vietnamese government was the big loser:

“However, for now, the notion that the riots and violence were simply the result of a wave of blind nationalism and anti-Chinese sentiments must be re-examined. The current crisis presents major challenges for not only Vietnam-China relations, regional stability and ASEAN’s unity, but most of all, for Vietnam’s political system.”

Agent Orange Trojan Horse compounds war crimes

In addition to opening up Vietnam to a deeper relationship with the U.S. military – which is dangerous enough for Vietnam, China, Russia and the broader Asia-Pacific region – what else will USAID do with its foothold in Vietnam? As USAID so routinely involves itself in the affairs of foreign governments, it would be foolish to assume that USAID does not have other plans for Vietnam.

Rather than paying war reparations, the U.S. is using Agent Orange as a Trojan Horse to further U.S. militarization in Vietnam, escalate conflict with China and break the Vietnamese relationship with Russia. It may also be laying the groundwork for regime change if Vietnam does not comply as a tool of U.S. empire.

Vietnam should continue to demand war reparations that are adequate for the problems the U.S. created and keep the U.S. military at arm’s length. Vietnam should kick out USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy, and demand that payments be made directly to Vietnam to keep U.S. meddling out of their country. Indeed, the U.S. should not be allowed to leverage the war crime of its use of Agent Orange as a tool for more U.S. militarism and intervention.

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One Pan-Arab Army To Rule Them All … Or Not

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Proposals of a pan-Arab army are generating buzz as a potentially powerful means of containing the threat of ISIS, but history and conflicting agendas are major roadblocks on the path to a unified military force in the Gulf region.
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Saudi King Salman, right, meets with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi upon  his arrival to Riyadh Airbase, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, March 1, 2015.  El-Sissi visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday for his first policy meeting with the country’s king

News media has been lighting up with speculation about a pan-Arab army, proposed by Egypt and supported by Gulf state rulers, to contain the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“There is an urgent need for the creation of a multi-purpose common Arab military force… able to intervene rapidly to fight terrorism and the activities of terrorist groups,” Nabil Elaraby, secretary-general of the Arab League and former Egyptian foreign minister, declared on March 9.

Speaking at an Arab League meeting in Cairo, his statement was in reaction to news that 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians and one citizen of Chad had been beheaded by ISIS in Libya in February.

Yet the likelihood of such a force being created in the near future is extremely improbable, according to Hilal Khashan, chair of the Political Science Department at the American University of Beirut. He identified the two main obstacles to Elaraby’s proposal as disunity among Gulf Arab states and a lack of support from the United States.

“The Arabs have never displayed a long-term ability for cooperation,” Khashan told MintPress News in an email. “Arabs need U.S. endorsement before creating such a force. It is highly unlikely that the U.S. wants Arabs to operate independently of its plans for the region.”

What would a pan-Arab army look like?

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Saudi soldiers exercise before a military parade at a military camp in Arafat, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

If created, the army would include Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — states that have all supported the idea of its creation in recent months.

According to Khashan, Saudi Arabia first proposed the idea for such a force. The kingdom would also be the main financial backer for such an army and, therefore, lead it as well. The majority of the troops and personnel would come from Egypt “almost exclusively,” explained Khashan. Egypt has the largest standing army in the Middle East and among the states that support the force’s creation.

According to Khashan, Saudi Arabia has stated that it would provide 100,000 troops. He is skeptical about this coming to fruition, though, because the “Saudi army is not a fighting army.”

The threat ISIS poses to Saudi Arabia and some of its Gulf neighbors, including Qatar, could be seen as ironic in that the group may have received support from private donors in Gulf countries in the past.

Sir Richard Dearlove, chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 1999 to 2004, lends credence to this theory. Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute, a think tank based in London, on July 7, 2014,Dearlove said, “For ISIS to be able to surge into the Sunni areas of Iraq in the way it has done recently has to be the consequence of substantial and sustained funding: such things simply do not happen spontaneously.”

“How much Saudi and Qatari money – now I’m not suggesting direct government funding, but I am suggesting maybe a blind eye being turned – is being channeled towards ISIS, and reaching it?” he continued.

Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent and author of “The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution,” backed up Dearlove’s statement almost a week later, writing, “This sounds realistic since the tribal and communal leadership in Sunni majority provinces is much beholden to Saudi and Gulf paymasters, and would be unlikely to cooperate with Isis without their consent.” Saudi Arabia has categorically denied the accusations.

However, Cockburn also highlighted that support for ISIS is not likely an official Saudi state policy, and support from the state comes inadvertently through its assistance to other groups opposed to ISIS.

“By seeking to weaken Maliki and Assad in the interest of a more moderate Sunni faction, Saudi Arabia and its allies are in practice playing into the hands of Isis which is swiftly gaining full control of the Sunni opposition in Syria and Iraq,” he wrote.

Lebanon as precedent

 Members of the Arab Deterrent Force, Beirut, 1977.  Members of the Arab Deterrent Force, Beirut, 1977.

The original idea for such a force derived from “an Arab Deterrent Force (ADF) to restore peace to Lebanon” in 1976, Khashan explained to MintPress.

The Arab League created the ADF that year, on the heels of Syria’s invasion of Lebanon in June following the outbreak of war in the Mediterranean country. Syria entered Lebanon after realizing that “partition [of the country] might constitute a threat to its position and undermine its influence on Lebanese affairs,” according to Jean Pierre Issele of the University of Geneva and author of “The Arab Deterrent Force in Lebanon.” The predominantly Syrian force stayed in Lebanon until protests forced them out in 2005.

Problems preventing its creation

While there have been meetings between Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt’s army chief and president, and King Salman of Saudi Arabia to discuss the possibility of creating this pan-Arab army, the plan faces insurmountable geopolitical and historical obstacles.

The first, as mentioned above, is that Arab League states, which include 21 countries in North Africa and Southwest Asia, do not have unified foreign policy goals to agree on how to use such a force.

Even among the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes six countries — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE — there are divergent views on regional policy. Khashan told MintPress, “Both the Arab League and the GCC have displayed perennial inability in making consequential decisions.”

This division is especially apparent in Qatar’s policies in the region compared with that of other GCC member states. Saudi Arabia and Qatar wrangled over the future of Egypt when the Muslim Brotherhood came to power in the country in 2012. Qatar ultimately lost in the struggle for influence with the state when el-Sissi came to power in 2013 after leading a military coup. He was supported by Saudi Arabia.

Further, Oman has always acted as a kind of outlier. Since the founding of the GCC in 1981, Oman has had close ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which other member states have looked on with disdain.

As for Egypt, Khashan noted that memories of disastrous adventurism abroad still weigh heavy on its psyche. Referring to the country’s foray into Yemen from 1962 to 1967, he explained, “They do not want to repeat the disaster of involvement in Yemen. This is the reason why forming such a force is not as easy as one might think.”

Egypt entered into Yemen’s civil war in 1962 on the side of the revolutionaries, who overthrew the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of North Yemen ruled by Imam Muhammad al-Badr. Egypt provided tens of thousands of troops to the effort, expending huge amounts of blood and treasure only to become trapped in a quagmire.

The debacle was so problematic for Egypt that it was later called “Egypt’s Vietnam.” With its strength squandered in Yemen, the debacle is also highlighted as a reason for Egypt’s tremendous failure in fighting Israel in 1967.

And finally, Khashan explained that one of the most debilitating problems for the potential force is its potential range of operations. “The Egyptians want to commit it to Libya, to which the Saudis are opposed. The Saudis want it to safeguard their northern borders against ISIS in Iraq and their southern borders to stop the Houthis in Yemen,” he explained.

The states are “plagued by mutual distrust,” Khashan asserted, ultimately concluding that “such a force is unrealistic.”

However, the potential for the creation of this army will be further illuminated later this week at the Arab League’s annual summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, scheduled for March 28-29.

Arab League Deputy Chief Ahmed Ben Helli told reporters earlier this month that the proposed pan-Arab force would be discussed at the summit. He said, “Such forces should be ready and present so that they could symbolically show that the Arab countries have a deterrent force and a peacekeeping force that could step in at times of conflicts.”

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Obama so-called “moderate” Wahhabi groups, like ISIS, are targeting civilians ”VIDEO”

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And these are the Zio-Wahhabi RAT’S  that Obama, Wahhabi Saudi  regime and Turkey are training, arming, and funding.

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‘Quantum Physics is bunk,’ says top quantum physicist

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“We honestly have no fucking idea what we’re doing”, a leading quantum physicist admits. According to Dr Amit Goswami, quantum physics is one big spoof — and always has been.

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Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami (pictured) admitted today that he, and his peers, have absolutely “no fucking idea” what they’re doing, and claims they were no nearer than prehistoric man to figuring out the Universe.

“We have been just winging it to tell you the truth,” explained the 78-year-old in an exclusive interview with WWN. “Seriously, I haven’t a clue what’s going on. Neither does anyone else in my field. We keep proving stuff that never actually happened”.

“Our cover is blown, what can I say? he added.

Dr. Goswami’s comments came after yet another alleged breakthrough in quantum mechanics which claims the universe has existed forever, as opposed to being created by a ‘big bang’.

“Over the years there have been just a handful of us pretending to know something about the universe that no one else does,” he went on. “But this is all lies to feed the charade.  I’ve had some great times during the years, travelling the world and giving talks on our pretend finds”.

When asked how he got away with it for so long, he replied:

“I found out a long time ago that everything can be proven with a mathematical equation. Now, I mean everything; from unicorns, fire-breathing dragons, God and even the G-spot. None of it is true. Me and the handful that know the truth have been riding the Quantum Physicist celebrity wave for quite some time now, but it must end – before someone gets hurt”.

The University of Oregon professor warned that the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, could potentially wipe out the entire planet if the project is not put to a halt.

“Seriously, when myself, Higgs and Ben (Benjamin Lockspeiser, CERN’s first president) first pitched the idea, we never thought it would get funding. It was gonna cost billions for Christ’s sake,” he recalled. “Fuck knows what the thing does – no one does. Firing particles at each other at the speed of light can’t end well. I’m just worried now we took the joke too far”.

Ending the interview, professor Goswami apologised for “spoofing” everybody over the years. “I’m coming near the end of my days now and I just want to get this off my chest,” he said. “I just hope the world can forgive us”.

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Reader, here are a few random notes on quantum physics which may be of interest to you.

I have just learned that the website that published the above article specializes in satirical spoofs. So quantum physics fans can relax! The above article was satire. The weird and wonderful world of quantum physics, complete with Schrödinger’s cat and an infinite number of parallel universes, is still with us.

I am also reliably informed that the nice Indian professor, Dr Goswami, never uses such bad language in his lectures and seminars and that his students would recoil in horror if he kept coming out with the F-word in such a shocking manner. Having said that, however, I must add that any student of quantum physics will tell you that there is bound to be a universe, somewhere or other, in which another version of Dr Goswami is doing just that — swearing like a trooper and using the F-word!

According to quantum physics, there a universe in which Hitler won the Second World War. This is not science fiction. It is fact.

In that other alternative universe, every bit as valid as the one we inhabit, Hitler killed all the Jews in the world and there was not a single Jewish survivor left to tell the tale, nor a single Holocaust museum to commemorate the extermination of the Jews.

But wait! there is also a universe in which Hitler killed no Jews at all—not systematically and in large numbers—because he never intended to holocaust them in the first place! In such a universe, large numbers of Jews survived and went on to allege the extermination of six million Jews and to build numerous Holocaust museums to commemorate that fictitious event.

I am not being facetious, nor am I stating that this is the universe where this happened. I am simply saying that, according to quantum physics, there certainly IS a universe in which no Jews were systematically killed in gas chambers on the orders of Hitler.

The variations to this story, of course, are infinite.

There is a universe in which the very concept of God does not exist and where not a single sentient being has even entertained that possibility.

There are other universes where everyone, without exception, believes implicitly in God, for they experience him every day of their lives.

There are universes full of demons, hellfire, everlasting torments. There are heavens and hells and purgatories scattered all across the multiverse. There are more universes than there are grains of sand in all the galaxies of a thousand trillion planets.  Yes! there are more universes than there are drops of waters in the Infinite Ocean that swirls like a tempest in Brahman’s brain!

To quote the subtitle of a best-selling book on quantum physics: “Everything that can happen does happen.” Or in the words of the English mystical poet William Blake, “Everything possible to be believed is an image of the Truth.”

I am making none of this up. I don’t have to. You will find it everywhere in quantum physics. And the insights of quantum physics can be found in the great Oriental religions. Read The Tao of Physics, by Fritjjof Capra. According to its sub-title, this is “an exploration of the parallels between modern physics and Eastern mysticism.”

If you want to read a stimulating  essay about the great debt which quantum physics owes to Vedanta, you could try reading How does quantum physics work, you may ask, what is it, and where does it come fromThis will tell you how the great insights of quantum physics are found prefigured in the Vedas. Schrödinger, Einstein and Tesla were apparently all heavily influenced by Vedantic philosophers such as Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhva.

Much has been written on the theory of parallel universes. Here are a few books which I happen to have in my library. I haven’t had time to read them all yet, but I hope to do so before I die: The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead, by Marcus Chown; Schrödinger’s Kittens and the Search for Reality: Solving the Quantum Mysteries, by John Gribbin; Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternative Universes and our Future in the Cosmos, by Michio Kaku.

Inseparable from science is the idea of God. Even the most atheistical scientists appear to be haunted by the idea of God. Or of God’s possibility. Even as they run from God, God’s specter pursues them, never letting them rest. For according to the uncanny dictates of quantum physics, the mere possibility of God guarantees his existence. Whatever can be, is.

Amazingly, the world is full of irrational people who hate God because hedoesn’t exist. And if God’s existence were suddenly proved to them, they would hate him even more for refuting their atheism!

Two theoretical physicists who have obsessed about God at great length are Paul Davies and John Polkinghorne. See The Mind of God: Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning, by Paul Davies; and God and the New Physics, by the same author. As for Professor John Polkinghorne, he has had no problem in reconciling quantum physics with Christianity. He has done so in numerous books whose titles can be found here. If you have time, read his short essayQuarks, Chaos, and Christianity.

Here is an extended quote from Polkinghorne about the veracity of miracles; or the possibility that there are times and places where the laws of physics are suspended:

“Unprecedented things [may occur]. After all, God is the ordainer of the laws of nature, not someone who is subject to them. However, precisely because they are his laws, simply to overturn them would be for God to act against God, which is absurd.

The theological question is, does it make sense to suppose that God has acted in a new way? One thing that is theologically incredible is that God is some sort of celestial conjuror, doing a turn to impress today that he didn’t think of yesterday, and won’t be bothered to do tomorrow. God can’t be capricious. He must be utterly consistent. However, consistency isn’t the same as dreary uniformity.

In unprecedented circumstances, God can do unexpected things. Yet there will always be a deep underlying consistency that makes it intelligible, for example, that God raised Jesus from the dead that first Easter Day, while, in the course of present history, our experience is that dead men stay dead. The search for this consistency is the theological challenge of miracle.

— Quarks, Chaos, and Christianity pp 82-83; quoted here.

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Professor Robert Lanza, from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, maintains that quantum physics has conclusively proved the existence of an afterlife.

Lanza claims that his theory of biocentrism proves that death is an illusion. He argues that the universe does not create life, but that life creates the universe. This means that space and time don’t exist in the linear fashion we think they do. Lanza uses the famous double-split experiment to illustrate his point. And if space and time aren’t linear, then death can’t exist in any real sense either.

I am more or less quoting Lanza here without quotation marks.

“Bottom line: What you see could not be present without your consciousness,” Lanza explains.  “Our consciousness makes sense of the world.”

A  person’s consciousness determines the shape and size of objects in the universe. Lanza uses the example of the way we perceive the world around us.

A person sees a blue sky, and is told that the colour they are seeing is blue, but the cells in a person’s brain could be changed to make the sky look green or red. Our consciousness makes sense of the world, and can be altered to change this interpretation.

Theoretical physicists believe that there is infinite number of universes with different variations of people, and situations taking place, simultaneously.

Lanza added that everything which can possibly happen is occurring at some point across these multiverses and this means death can’t exist in ‘any real sense’ either. Lanza, instead, said that when we die our life becomes a ‘perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multiverse.’

See  Quantum physics proves that there IS an afterlife, claims scientist.

“If the experience of science teaches anything,” Prof. John Polkinghorne notes,  “it’s that the world is very strange and surprising. The many revolutions in science have certainly shown that.”

The sheer uncanniness of the universe is a constantly repeated meme among scientists. The more we think about the universe, the weirder it becomes.

A few years ago, a Cambridge scientist at a cocktail party said to me in jest, with a merry twinkle in his eye: “The universe is impossible. That’s why it exists.” I riposted, “Credo quia absurdum — I believe because it is absurd!” — “Touché!” he laughed, downing his drink.

The great physicist Sir James Jeans was once asked in an interview: “Do you believe that life on this planet is the result of some sort of accident, or do you believe that it is a part of some great scheme?”

He replied:

I incline to the idealistic theory that consciousness is fundamental, and that the material universe is derivative from consciousness, not consciousness from the material universe. In general, the universe seems to me to be nearer to a Great Thought than to a great machine. It may well be that each individual consciousness ought to be compared to a brain-cell in a Universal Mind. (See here)

This is what any reasonable person can ask of a religion: to see if it works.

The reason for the steep decline in religion nowadays has nothing to do with Darwinism and the triumph of the scientific outlook. It is the easiest thing in the world to reconcile science and religion. Cambridge physicist and mathematician John Polkinghorne, who won the prestigious Templeton prize for his work in particle physics, also happens to be a practicing Christian.

Neither Newton nor Pascal, though they lived well before Darwin, had any problem with Christianity. Newton wrote more extensively about the Bible than he did about physics. As for Pascal, mathematician and philosopher who helped to lay the groundwork with Fermat for Leibnitz’ formulation of the infinitesimal calculus, his faith was based on a mystical experience so intense, lasting two hours, that it haunted him for the rest of his life.

Those who visit China have no difficulty believing in the existence of China; and those who have seen the face of the imperishable Beauty never forget it.

“The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine,” said the physicist Sir Arthur Eddington, echoing almost identical words by British biologist JBS Haldane.

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Jewish Judge Orders Release of Iraqi Torture Photos

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The Pentagon has said it is not releasing decade-old photos showing abuse of prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq because they could be used by ISIL to incite “lone wolf” attacks in the west and endanger US military personnel.

Making the photos public “would facilitate the enemy’s ability to conduct information operations and could be used to increase anti-American sentiment,” the Pentagon said in a filing submitted to a federal court in Manhattan last Friday.

The more than 2,100 photo were taken at several US bases following the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and reportedly depict, among other abuses, the rape of women and a minor boy.

Evans: “We know exactly what will happen if photos of US soldiers raping and torturing Muslim women and children are released.”

Makow: Illuminati Jews doing what they do best. Inflaming tensions and starting wars. 

Judge Orders release of Detainee Abuse Photos

March 21, 2015 “ICH” – “Politico” –  A federal judge has ordered the release of about 2,000 photos depicting the abuse of prisoners in U.S. military custody–images that President Barack Obama declared years ago should be kept from public view.

New York-based U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein said he told government lawyers last month that he viewed a certification then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed in 2012 as not legally adequate to withhold the photos. The judge called the finding “deficient because it was not sufficiently individualized and it did not establish the Secretary’s own basis for concluding that disclosure would endanger Americans.”

The judge offered the Obama administration an opportunity to provide a more detailed certification by this week, but officials declined to meet that deadline, while insisting that a re-certification is underway on a somewhat longer timeline.

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Alvin K. Hellerstein, left, is the judge who handles all 9-11 litigation. 

His son is an Israeli lawyer who emigrated to Israel in 2001 and whose law firm works for and with the Rothschild-funded Mossad company responsible for the 9-11 terror attacks.  This presents a clear case of criminal conflict of interest and explains why Hellerstein has protected the Israeli culprits of the false-flag terrorism of 9-11 by preventing a trial and blocking any legal discovery of what really happened.

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Does this mean that we weren’t shown the real atrocity photos?  If not, then ‘Abu Ghraib’ was a psyop, to make us believe we had seen the full extent of US torture.  As Donald Rumsfeld quipped at the the time, “reminds me of my frat hazing at Princeton, heh heh.”

The article tells or teases us that the photos they want to show now “reportedly depict, among other abuses, the rape of women and a minor boy”.

The question is ‘why now’?  The suit was filed by the ACLU’s Alex Abdo.  He says: “Transparency”.

The Pentagon holds that plastering old photos of US soldiers abusing Muslims will hand terrorists fuel for their own propaganda campaign, enraging potential ‘lone wolf’ ISIS copycats in the US and Europe to act out.

We know exactly what will happen if photos of US soldiers raping and torturing Muslim women and children are released.  The images will be burned into our eyes and minds on TELEVISION news and saturate the internet for months.  Children will be able to sketch each image from memory within a week.

What justice will such ‘transparency’ serve?  Here’s what will happen:   The media driven ISIS propaganda campaign will be the beneficiary of the photos, and we WILL see the so called ‘lone wolf’ ISIS copycats in the US and Europe* just as the Pentagon spokesmen predict.

Wouldn’t a slick ACLU lawyer like Abdo and the Federal judge know this?   Releasing such images for ‘transparency’ doesn’t wash.  These legal eagles are well acquainted with the analogy of “shouting fire in a crowded theater”*.

The Federal judge in charge of this case is : Alvin Hellerstein.

Who is he?  Read on…

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein oversees all 9-11 related tort cases, few of which are widely reported.

His father, a Bronx attorney, immigrated to Israel in 2001.  His son Joseph Z. Hellerstein lives on the West Bank and practices law with one of Israel’s most important law firms, Amit, Pollak & Matalon.

That’s the law firm that represents Cukierman & Company, the parent company of ICTS International Security.

ICTS was the security contractor of all the airports involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Cukierman & Co. is headed by Roger Cukierman and his son Edouard. Previously, Roger was CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Group and chairman of the Israel General Bank. He has also served as the chairman of several venture capital funds established by the Rothschild Group. One of these funds, the Catalyst Fund, is run by Boaz Harel, a managing partner of private equity at Cukierman & Co. – and the head of ICTS at the time of 9-11.

Judge Hellerstein is a 911 ‘gatekeeper’ with a 14 year history of blocking 911 victims families attempts to get ‘transparency’. – See more at: http://henrymakow.com/2015/03/Jewish-Judge-Orders-Release-of-Inflammatory-Photos.html#sthash.2WHKB79z.dpuf

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Wives of slain Melbourne ISIS savages beg for donations

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ISIS wives of two slain Melbourne Zio-Wahhabi are calling for Australians to donate money to the Zionist Mossad Wahhabi agent’s while posting images of their husbands holding severed heads.

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Herald Sun  The wife of Roxburgh Park’s Suhan Rahman, killed just last week, has tweeted images of herself and female friends dressed in full burqas, brandishing AK47 rifles and leaning on a BMW M5 with an IS flag draped over the bonnet.

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The woman, who goes under the Twitter handle Umm Jihad, also boasts about the glitz and glamour of life with the Australian Zio-Wahhabi  terrorists. “If you can send money to the Mujahideen here and you are able to assist a fighter dm (direct message) me and send as much as you are able to,” she says.

The woman who claimed to be Rahman's wife said: 'I'm the most content I have ever been in my life.'

The woman who claimed to be Rahman’s wife said: ‘I’m the most content I have ever been in my life.’

Melburnian Zehra Duman, the wife of Rahman’s mate, Mahmoud Abdullatif, has also tweeted propaganda.

Duman, who goes by the Twitter name Umm Abdullatif, states: “Ft. (featuring) The Sharrouf Family, me & Umm Jihad kikn it in the Khilafah.”

On March 18, Umm Jihad celebrated the death of her husband in one tweet, saying: “May Allah accept my husband, Abu Jihad al Australi (Rahman’s fighting name). Promised Allah and fought in the front lines until he obtained shahadah.”

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A woman claiming to be Suhan Rahman's wife posted a bloodied photo of her dead husband on Twitter. A rifle was placed on his body

A woman claiming to be Suhan Rahman’s wife posted a bloodied photo of her ISIS dead husband on Twitter. A rifle was placed on his body

Both have also posted a sickening image of Zio-Wahhabi Abdullatif and Rahman in combat fatigues, holding guns and a bearded, severed head. The wives’ social media activity has dramatically escalated in recent days, with posts circulating among radical networks in Australia.

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It comes as the Herald Sun yesterday revealed Zio-Wahhabi ISIS  had launched a step-by-step dossier to guide would-be Australian jihadists on how to flee the country and fight alongside the terror group.

Abdullatif and Rahman left Melbourne together to fight for ISIS, and linked up with notorious Sydney extremists Mossad agent Mohamed Elomar and Khaled Sharrouf. Abdullatif died in January, two months before his Melbourne friend.

Mohamed Elomar, a former Australian boxer, was pictured recently grinning widely as he posed with decapitated head

Mossad agent Mohamed Elomar, a former Australian boxer, was pictured recently grinning widely as he posed with decapitated heads

Sharrouf attracted worldwide infamy last year by posting a photo of his seven-year-old son holding a severed head of a slain Syrian soldier.

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Authorities, terror experts and Muslim leaders have also raised concerns over an online guide. The support network detailed on the site was the one used by Melbourne suicide bomber Jake Bilardi.

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