Two disturbing developments have occurred in the last couple of days that have gone relatively unnoticed compared to the recent IRS, AP, and Benghazi scandals.
First, the senate is debating anÂ expansionÂ of the already broad powers of the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) so the U.S. can essentially engage any area in the world in the war on terror, including America. Which brings us to the second development: the Pentagon has recently granted itself police powers on American soil.
Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Sheehan told Congress yesterday that the AUMF authorized the US military to operate on a worldwide battlefield from Boston to Pakistan. Â Sheehan emphasized that the Administration is authorized to put boots on the ground wherever the enemy chooses to base themselves, essentially ignoring the declaration of war clause in the US Constitution.
Senator Angus King said this interpretation of the AUMF is a “nullity” to the Constitution because it ignores Congress’ role to declare war. Â King called it the “most astoundingly disturbing hearing” he’s been to in the Senate.
Even ultra-hawk John McCain agreed that the AUMF has gone way beyond its authority.
“This authority … has grown way out of proportion and is no longer applicable to the conditions that prevailed, that motivated the United States Congress to pass the authorization for the use of military force that we did in 2001,” McCain said.
Glenn Greenwald wrote an excellent piece describing how this hearing reveals the not-so-secret plan to make the war on terror a permanent fixture in Western society.
It is hard to resist the conclusion that this war has no purpose other than its own eternal perpetuation. This war is not a means to any end but rather is the end in itself. Not only is it the end itself, but it is also its own fuel: it is precisely this endless war – justified in the name of stopping the threat of terrorism – that is the single greatest cause of that threat.
A self-perpetuating permanent war against a shadowy undefinable enemy appears to be the future of American foreign policy. Â How convenient for the war machine and tyrants who claim surveillance is safety.
But perhaps most disturbing of all of this is the military’s authority to police American streets as if it was in civil war. For all those still in denial that America is a militarized police state, this should be the ultimate cure to your delusion.
By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titledÂ âDefense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement AgenciesâÂ the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.
The most objectionable aspect of the regulatory change is the inclusion of vague language that permits military intervention in the event of âcivil disturbances.â According to the rule: âFederal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.â
A law from 1878 called theÂ Posse Comitatus ActÂ was put in place to prevent the Department of Defense from interfering with local law enforcement. Â But now, the DoD claims they’ve had this authority for over 100 years.
“The authorization has been around over 100 years; itâs not a new authority. Itâs been there but it hasnât been exercised. This is a carryover of domestic policy,” said an unnamed defense official who also emphasized that all soldiers take an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies “foreign and domestic” indicating that citizens are a threat to the Constitution.
Yet, the Constitution is a document that polices the government, not the people. In other words, the only people who can be “enemies” of the Constitution are those who took an oath to defend it. Therefore, only government officials can be an enemy the Constitution.
This follows a recentÂ West Point studyÂ that sought to define the American people as “domestic enemies” in order to justify soldiers breaking their oath to corral pesky citizens.
The West Point Terrorism Center wrote that “conspiracy theorists” who worry that local law enforcement will be steadily replaced by federally-controlled law enforcement could potentially be a domestic enemy:
Some groups are driven by a strong conviction that the American political system and its proxies were hijacked by external forces interested in promoting a âNew World Order,â (NWO) in which the United States will be embedded in the UN or another version of global government.Â The NWO will be advanced, they believe, via steady transition of powers from local to federal law-enforcement agencies, i.e., the transformation of local police and law-enforcement agencies into a federally controlled âNational Policeâ agency that will in turn merge with a âMulti-National Peace Keeping Force.â The latter deployment on US soil will be justified via a domestic campaign implemented by interested parties that will emphasize American societyâs deficiencies and US government incompetency.
So, as the US military claims to have the authority to be a “National Police” force, researchers who claim there is an agenda to do just that are now labeled as domestic terrorists?
Does this make any sense? Will oath takers see through these ridiculous interpretations and engage the real domestic enemy to the Constitution? Or will they just follow orders when the time comes to crack down on Americans?
Today families of Navy SEAL Team 6 are to reveal the Federal Governmentâs culpability in the death of their sons in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan, following their raid on Osama bin Ladenâs house
We have added the video of the press conference below.
(Washington, D.C.). Three families of Navy SEAL TeamÂ 6 special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army National Guardsman, will appear at aÂ press conference on May 9, 2013,Â to disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, just a few months after the successful raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden that resulted in the master terroristâs death.
Accompanying the families of these dead Navy SEAL TeamÂ 6 special operations servicemen will be retired military experts verifying their accounts of how and why the government is as much responsible for the deaths of their sons as is the Taliban.
The areas of inquiry at the press conference will include but not be limited to:
1. How President Obama and Vice President Biden, having disclosed on May 4, 2011, that Navy Seal TeamÂ 6 carried out the successful raid on Bin Ladenâs compound resulting in the master terroristâs death, put a retaliatory target on the backs of the fallen heroes.
2. How and why high-level military officials sent these Navy SEAL TeamÂ 6 heroes into battle without special operations aviation and proper air support.
3. How and why the military brass carries out too many ill-prepared missions to boost their standing with top-level military brass and the Commander-in-Chief in order that they can be promoted.
4. How the military restricts special operations servicemen and others from engaging in timely return fire when fired upon by the Taliban and other terrorist groups and interests, thus jeopardizing the servicemenâs lives.
5. Â How and why the denial of requested pre-assault fire may have contributed to the shoot down of the Navy SEAL TeamÂ 6 helicopter and the death of these special operations servicemen.
6. How Afghani forces accompanying the Navy SEAL TeamÂ 6 servicemen on the helicopter were not properly vetted and how they possibly disclosed classified information to the Taliban about the mission, resulting in the shoot down of the helicopter.
7. How military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL TeamÂ 6 heroes who disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah. A video of the Muslim clericâs âprayerâ will be shown with a certified translation.
This press conference, combined with the ongoing hearings on Benghazi, will simply add fuel to the fire of calling for the criminals in the Obama administration to be arrested, especially since the Democrats are so big on the âseriousness of the chargeâ issue. Between Benghazi, the SEALs, Fast and Furious and the outright disregard for the law demonstrated by this administration, perhaps there is hope that representatives in Washington will do the right thing.
As it stands now, the Obama administration appear to be complicit in the death of hundreds of Mexicans and two federal agents via Fast and Furious. They appear to be complicit in the deaths of a US ambassador and three other Americans, and now it appears they are complicit in the deaths of an entire Navy SEAL team.
According to Jason Howerton, the press conference âhas not been highly publicized.â
âThis press conference takes on special significance given that our government has over the last twelve years since September 11th committed brave American servicemen to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that, in large part as a result of politics, were poorly conceived of and implemented, resulting in the deaths of thousands and the maiming of tens of thousands of our brave heroes. To make matters even worse, America has effectively lost these wars,âÂ saidÂ Larry Klayman, legal counsel for the families.
Hereâs a video reaction of one of the mothers to Obamaâs campaign ad, âOne Chance,â where he promoted himself, more than he praised the SEAL team.
The article has been updated to include the actual press conference.
Itâs been over seven months after the Benghazi attacks and there are still more questions than answers about the Obama Administrationâs response.
Time is running out to find the truth. Absent a special investigation, the American people will never discover the truth about why Americans were simply left to die in Benghazi and Republican Speaker John BoehnerÂ says heâs not going to allow that to happen.
One hundred twenty-nineÂ House Republicans have cosponsoredÂ H. Res. 36Â to create a Select Committee on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi â but nearly 100 Republicans have not signed on to it and weâre still waiting on Democrats.
Paticia Smith, mother of fallen information management officer Sean Smith, has even put her support behind the resolution.
NowÂ OPSECÂ has put out a video recapping the highlights of what has transpired in the Benghazi scandal and encouraged support for the resolution. Here is the video and remember toÂ contact your representativeÂ and urge them to push this resolution forward.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) gathered a huge following after hisÂ 13 hour filibusterÂ regarding drones and the Constitution, which ultimatelyÂ got an answerÂ from the Obama administration, sort of. On Tuesday the Kentucky Senator provided aÂ written testimonyÂ to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, regarding âDrone Wars: the Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killings.â
During the filibuster Paul emphasized that the use of lethal force to stop lethal force is not the issue. Paul came under attack regarding the use of a drone to stop an armed robber, which would be a use of lethal force against lethal force.
Technology is not an issue either, according to Paul. Rather the issue is authority and what does the Constitution say with regards to the use of lethal force from a drone to kill American citizens who are not an imminent threat, but rather could be arrested and the Constitution could be followed by means of providing due process.
In his written testimony, Paul stated that the point of his filibuster âwas about the proper role of the Federal Government. The point was whether the Constitution still mattered.â
âIf the Fourth and Fifth Amendments do matter,â he wrote, âthere was only one possible answer to my question: âNo, the President cannot assassinate an American on American soil without due process.â Needless to say, it took me a long time to get that answer. Even during a 13-hour-filibuster, I was never certain I would get that answer.â
Paul even wrote concerning the merits of drone technology while he warned against the potential, and I would add âalready a reality,â misuse of drones. âToday, we are here not to condemn the use of drones in a general sense,â wrote Paul.
âDrone technology certainly has its merits and has been useful against our enemies. But the potential for the misuse of drones, or lack of foresight in using them as a general policy-at home or even on the battlefield against terror suspects-raises important constitutional and national security concerns.â
He specifically pointed to BarackÂ Obamaâs kill list, writing âWe now know that the President has aÂ kill list, which has already included American citizens, such as terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki. But even overseas, even traitors deserve some due process if they are American citizens, particularly if they are not actively involved in combat. If he was actively engaged in combat against our soldiers, there wouldâve been no question-you take him out. But he was riding in a vehicle nowhere near American troops when he was killed.â
Paulâs reasoning about using the Constitution, rather than the drone to eliminate terrorist who are not engaged in imminent threats against America is as follows:
My preference would be that we try Americans accused of aiding and abetting terrorism as traitors. But if they donât return, or wonât return, try themÂ in absentia.Â The Constitution makes clear that treason is a federal crime.
We should also remember this was the same man who was invited to dine at the Pentagon just months after 9/11. Could the same people whose judgment we trusted to invite al-Awlaki to wine and dine in Washington, also be mistaken in their judgment in their decision to assassinate him? We will never know, because this American citizen never received any trial or due process.
This is not to say that drones should never be used, and they have been used sometimes to good effect.Â But some in the military community have argued that our current drone program actually makes the nation less safe and undermines our national security.
Kirk Lippold, Commander of the USS Cole, which was attacked by al-Qaeda in 2000 under President Bill Clinton, said of Barack Obamaâs drone policy:
âThis president, in my opinion, has fundamentally undermined our ability to defend this nation by killing terrorists rather than capturing them and taking them to an intelligence facility like Guantanamo Bay and learning how these groups operate. And while the program appears on the face to have had great success, I think ultimately the drone program is setting us up for failure because for each high-level terrorist you kill, that is a high-level intelligence asset that is no longer available to exploit.â
Paul didnât dismiss the usefulness of drones on the battlefield, but what he did point out that drones âare a unique tool. They are a tool that enables the Executive to stretch the limits of Congressâ authorization of force.
That is even more true when targeting American citizens, and drone assassinations should not be used in lieu of due process. The Constitution already provides a guide for dealing with citizens suspected of collaborating with radical terrorists-try them for treason. Domestically, drones open up endless possibilities for surveillance of Americans. We should use the Fourth Amendment as a guide to set limits on all government surveillance, including drones.â
He then concluded that âDrones are a tool that is allowing the Executive Branch to push the limits of what constitutes constitutionally proper policy. As drones become an ever-growing part of our counterterrorism strategy abroad, their technological capabilities to locate, identify, follow, and monitor advance as well-facial recognition, license plate readers, and infrared scanners.
We already have drone manufacturers looking to expand their market by converting these technologies for domestic function and marketing them specifically to law enforcement-which can even be scooped up with federal grant money. And the whole cycle is driven, in part, by the growing use of drones as a counterterror tool.Â Making better, more efficient drones abroad will only make it harder to restrain drone surveillance at home.â
In a video for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Condoleezza Rice defendsÂ the United Statesâ torture programÂ and confirms the role of Bush in the program itself.
The fact that Bush authorized waterboarding is not just now being revealed. Indeed, it hasÂ been knownÂ since he published his memoir.
However, as the ACLUÂ points out, âWhat comes as a bit of a shock, perhaps, is how candid Rice is about the role of President Bush himself in authorizing torture.â
âNow Rice has confirmed that President Bush himself was involved in vetting the CIAâs request for approval to torture,â Alexander Abdo, staff attorney for the ACLUâs National SecurityÂ ProjectÂ writes.
âThe president asked two very important questions in the decision to use these techniques,â Rice says. âHe asked the CIA if it was necessary and he asked the Justice Department if it was legal. Both departments answered yes.â
âOnly when he was satisfied that we couldÂ protectÂ both our liberties and our security did he signal that we could go ahead,â formerÂ SecretaryÂ of State Rice says in the clip.
In the clip originally obtained byÂ Foreign Policy, which is only 49 seconds long, Rice also claims that torture actually kept Americans safe after September 11, 2001.
âThe fact that we have not had a successful attack on our territory traces directly to those difficult decisions,â Rice says in the brief portion of the five-minute video presentation.
âWe couldnât disagree more,â Abdo wrote.
This is far from baseless opinion. In aÂ 2004 special review, the CIAâs Office of the Inspector General itself concluded that â[t]he effectiveness of particular interrogation techniques in eliciting information that might not otherwise have been obtained cannot be so easily measured.â
In other words, even the inspector general of the CIA itself wouldnât come out and say that the âenhanced interrogation techniquesâ actually worked.
The researcher âfound that in order for torture to generate even the smallest amount of actionable intelligence the state must make the supposedly ârationalâ calculation to actually âtorture innocent detainees for telling the truth in order to maintain torture as a threat against those who withhold information.ââ
Abdo argues that beyond the fact that torture itself is not nearly as effective as apologists like Rice and others claim, it has also actually harmed our national security.
âTorture served as aÂ recruitingÂ tool for our enemies, and experienced American interrogators dissented from the use of torture, arguing that it didnât work and would produce false statements that would waste time, even if it occasionally produced truthful ones,â Abdo said.
âThe level of denial among torture supporters is astounding in the face of all of the evidence confirming that U.S. policy was in fact torture, including this monthâs comprehensive bipartisanÂ reportÂ from The ConstitutionÂ Project,â Abdo added.
Yet we still know very little about the torture program and the Senate Intelligence Committeeâs 6,000-page report remains hidden from public eyes.
As such, the ACLU urges Americans toÂ contactÂ members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and tell them to release the 6,000-page factual report to the public.
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The Boston Marathon bombing has provoked shock, grief and outrage from around the world. After decades of conditioning, the public automatically equates such terrorism with Muslim radicals. But the evidence shows that every major terror plot on American soil in the past 10 years has been fostered, funded and equipped by one organization: the FBI.
People around the world watched in horror this week as explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon, turning a day of sportsmanship and celebration into one of shock, grief and outrage. As with all such events, the desire to discover who was behind this cowardly act has driven many into a speculative frenzy. And, in a sad reminder of the indoctrination that the Western world has been under for over a decade now in the mythical âwar of terror,â it did not take long at all before the collective finger of the mob was pointed squarely in the direction of Muslim terrorists.
Within hours of the blast, fear spread throughout the international Muslim community that the bombing would be connected to an Islamist extremist. A Libyan Twitter user touched a nerveâand received thousands of retweets and worldwide media coverageâbyÂ tweetingÂ âPlease donât be a âMuslim.ââ The backlash began shortly thereafter, with the New York PostÂ falsely implyingÂ that a Saudi national was being questioned for his possible role in the attack. The next day, a plane departing Boston Logan Airport returned to the gate and two passengers wereÂ forcibly removedÂ because they had been overheard speaking Arabic before takeoff.
As data continues to pour in regarding the bombing and who may be behind it, it is instructive to take a moment to step back and consider this knee-jerk tendency to conclude that this is the work of Islamic radicals. In the minds of millions of Americans, bombs targeting innocents on US soil are inextricably linked with the image of the bearded, turban-wearing boogeyman that has become the shorthand for evil in this age of terror.
This association is not only incorrect, it is dangerously incorrect because it signally fails to identify the one unifying thread between all of the recent terror plots in the US. Lurking behind the shadowy armies of would-be jihadis in the popular imagination is the sober reality that every single major terror bust in the United States since 9/11 has sourced back to the same group, a single entity that has in every single case funded, equipped and even incited the would-be terrorists into action: the FBI.
In 2005, federal prosecutors charged Michael Reynolds, a 47 year old drifter living with his elderly mother, of attempting to wage jihad on the US by blowing up fuel facilities. In reality, his plan for jihad was little more than a series of conversations he had on a Yahoo! Chat room with a US judge posing as a militant. He was arrested after agreeing to meet with an FBI informant who had promised him $40,000 for his cause, and two months later the FBIÂ quietly announcedÂ he was likely mentally ill. He was eventually convicted and isÂ currentlyÂ serving 25 years in jail.
In 2007 the so-called âFort Dix Sixâ were nabbed in a much-hyped FBI terror bust after allegedly hatching a plan to attack a US military base and kill the soldiers there. At the time, a 26-page indictmentÂ revealedÂ that the group had âno rigorous military trainingâ and âdid not appear close to being able to pull off an attack.â The next year it wasÂ revealedÂ that the FBI informant who had infiltrated the group had in fact offered to organize the members and lead the plot itself.
In 2009 the Newburgh Four were arrested for an alleged plot to blow up synagogues and shoot down military airplanes in Newburgh, New York. The group was a ragtag bunch of poor black men, at least one of whom was mentally unstable and stored his own urine in jars around his apartment. The groupâs fifth member, Shahad Hussein, turned out to be anÂ FBI informantÂ who had promised the members hundreds of thousands of dollars to carry out the plot. In sentencing the defendants, Federal Judge Colleen McMahonÂ said:
â[The government] created acts of terrorism out of [the defendant's] fantasies of bravado and bigotry, and then made those fantasies come true. The government did not have to infiltrate and foil some nefarious plot â there was no nefarious plot to foil.â
In November 2010 the FBI busted the so-called Portland Christmas Tree Bomber, who was allegedly attempting to bomb the lighting ceremony at Portlandâs Pioneer Courthouse Square. âThe threat was very real,â the FBIÂ intonedÂ at the time. âOur investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale.â The alleged bomber, Arthur Balizan,Â turned outÂ to be a teenager who bragged to undercover agents that he could get a gun because he was a ârapperâ and wrote an article on workout tips for jihadis.
In 2011 the FBIÂ arrestedÂ a man that they themselves had supplied with a remote controlled plane and C4 explosives in a harebrained attempt to bomb the Pentagon. In 2012 theybustedÂ another would-be jihadi that they again had supplied with a fake gun and suicide vest. Also in 2012 the FBIÂ bustedÂ a group of five âanarchistsâ who were allegedly going to bomb a bridge in the Cleveland area, although it was quietly admitted that the FBI informant who had infiltrated the group had in fact initiated the contact with them and been present at the meetings where they developed the plan to blow up the bridge.
One of the mostÂ ridiculous examplesÂ of this pattern dates back to 2006, when the DOJ attempted to make it seem as if they had just nabbed a group of dangerous jihadis who were preparing a full ground war against the United States.
The picture that is painted by these facts is as overwhelming as it is difficult for much of the public to comprehend. The conclusion, nevertheless, is incontrovertible: that without the FBI, many of the so-called âterrorist cellsâ that have been hatching their inept, bumbling schemes against the United States for decades might never have existed at all.
Despite what many would believe, this conclusion is not even controversial. Rather, it has been backed up time and again byÂ evidenceÂ in the official record andÂ multiplyÂ attestedÂ to by FBI insiders and whistleblowers themselves.
Given all of this damning history and insider whistleblowing, it is vital that the Western public break out of their media-induced programming and question the core assumptions of the war on terror paradigm that we have been programmed with for decades now. If there is to be speculation at all over events like these, and if there is any group that has to present a thoroughgoing case for why it is NOT responsible for this atrocity, surely it is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Having been at the heart of so many terror plots in the past, both the hilariously inept and the chillingly successful, how could the public refuse to even interrogate the organization that has the most to answer for?
The simple fact of the matter is that the history of the modern age of terrorism has proven time and again that the FBI is the prime suspect in any terrorist atrocity that takes place on American soil. Let us all keep this in mind as the details of the investigations into this (and all other) American terrorist incidents begins to emerge.
FORT WORTH, Texas -Â A would-be robber was shot dead by a person with a concealed handgun license outside a Metro PCS store in the 7400 block of Wichita St. in Ft. Worth on Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators say Desmond Paige, 20, tried to rob a man using Craigslist. The would-be victim brought his gun to the sale just in case.
The man with the CHL was shot in the arm and the hand by the robber, but Paige was shot multiple times in the chest.
Paige died at the scene.
“When I got over to him I saw that he was bleeding out of his mouth and his chest. So I kneeled down next to him just to say you know hey I’m here you know, hold on. The ambulance and police are coming,” said one witness.
Nikoli Tesla found while experimenting with eccentric wheels that standing on the platform during the experiment gave him a pleasant buzzing feeling throughout his body. He also found that staying on the platform for longer than a minute or two aggravated heart rates and raised blood pressure to dangerously high levels.
Towards the end of World War ll,Â Nazi scientistsÂ developed a sound weapon based on a parabolic dish magnifying and concentrating sound. Notes recovered suggest it could focus on a group of people and debilitate them while the apparatus was in operation. It was never deployed though the reason why is unclear.
In the late 50âs and early 60âs Vladimir Gavreau, a robot scientist of Russian birth, and his assistant found that without warning they would become nauseous and have unbearable headaches when working in their lab. As soon as they left the lab the symptoms disappeared immediately.
They knew something in the lab was causing their sickness but had no idea what it was. Eventually, they noticed that a cup of coffee on the bench had strange ripples on it, at the same time as the ripples started they began to feel ill. When the ripples stopped they were fine again.
They found that the illness, and the coffee cup ripples stopped when certain windows were covered over. ExtensiveÂ inquiriesÂ and dozens of tests lead to the discovery that a faulty motor driven ventilator had been installed in the building. Itâs movement had caused an infrasonic resonance,Â that when coupled with the concrete in the building, formed a huge infrasonic amplifier at a resonance impossible for humans to hear but able to make them ill.
Now knowing the cause, Gavreau and his assistant tested the theory on themselves. They heard nothing, but within five minutes of using the apparatus designed to behave as the faulty motor and fan, they were reduced to crawling to the bench to turn it off. He noted at the time:
âLuckily we were able to turn it off quickly. All of us were sick for hours. Everything in us was vibrating, heart, lungs, stomach. All the people in the other laboratories were sick too. They were very angry with us.â
Gavreau was convinced he had found a new weapon. He continued altering the size and frequencies of the equipment in order to potentiate the effects.
Then in 1968 he stopped. Without warning and with no explanation the experiments ceased. Gavreau patented the device and the patent is stored in the French Patents office where the plans can be accessed for a small fee.
In 1975, the then USSR requested that infrasound weapons be classed as weapons of mass destruction and that their development should be prohibited worldwide. This followed publication of a number of articles accusing the US of using such weapons in Vietnam. This was followed by the same request again before it was dropped due to constant refusal of the west, the US and the UK to be precise, that legislation was needed when no one had or was developing such a weapon.
In 1977 however, an article in The British Science Magazine said that the UK was testing acoustic weapons on British soldiers. The article states:
âThe weapons are similar to those deployed by the United States during the war in Vietnamâ
Although no nation is admitting to owning infrasound devices they are willing to use sound as a weapon.Â The Long Range Acoustic Device, (LRAD) developed for maritime security, has crossed to land based use by law enforcement for crowd control. Mounted on top of some police vehicles,Â LRAD has a continuous volume of 162db. The pain threshold for most individuals is about 130db and itâs this that makes LRAD units effective.
Infrasound however is a different animal altogether. It operates at ultra low levels acting on people quite literally at the visceral level. Those subjected to infrasound will have headaches, feel nauseous andÂ generally unwell.
As the exposure time increases, the headaches become more severe, they will vomit. Their heart rate increases and blood pressure rises. The internal organs will start to vibrate. Exposure beyond this point can be lethal. Continued exposure will lead to the breaking of delicate blood vessels in the internal organs and haemorrages will occur. Continued resonance within the body will cause a total breakdown of some organs and others will liquefy, at this point death is unavoidable.
BUT ITâS OKAY, NOBODY HAS SUCH A WEAPON!
There is no record of ANY country developing or deploying such a device but conspiracy theory abounds regarding the existence and usage of such weaponry.
I cannot believe personally that it does not exist. To be able to control large numbers of people without being seen to be doing so would be too irresistible to those that seek to control and manipulate their citizens. To be able to cause a debilitating illness or death at will, without getting their hands dirty would be too good to let pass.
Internet radio host Alex Jones of InfoWars.com went on CNN to take on host Piers Morgan. Now social media is a buzz with talk about the interview, in which Jones exclaimed, â1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!â
Peopleâs opinions are split on Jonesâ performance during the interview. Some thing he made those who believe in the Second Amendment look like kooks, while there were others who believe that is just who Alex responds to things. He becomes very animated.
Morgan had invited Jones on the show to talk about the petition Jones started atÂ Petitions.WhiteHouse.GovÂ that wanted to deport Piers Morgan. So far the petition has gathered well over 100,000 signatures (108,398 to be exact, at the time of this writing). The petition reads:
British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.
He said the petition was to draw attention to foreigners who have come to America and argued for gun control as the government stockpiles guns and ammunition. âWhen they get our guns they can have their world tyranny, while the government buys 1.6 billion bullets, armored vehicles, tanks, helicopters, predator drones,â he said. âThe Second Amendment isnât there for duck hunting, itâs there to protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs.â
He soon took over in a rant against Morgan.
âBritain took the gunsâŚHitler took the guns, Stalin took the guns, Mao took the guns, Fidel Castro took the guns, Hugo Chavez took the guns,â he said, raising his voice and pointing a finger at the CNN host. âAnd Iâm here to tell you. 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms! It doesnât matter how many lemmings you have out there on the street begging for them to have their guns taken. We will not relinquish them. Do you understand?â
Morgan, seeking to get the upper hand with Jones asked how many gun murders there were in the U.S. last year.
Jones shot back, â11,458 and about 74 percent of those were gang-related.â However, he had a question for Morgan. âHow many great white sharks kill people every year but are afraid to swim?â he mocked.
Morgan tried to do the same thing with Jones that he did with Larry Pratt and that was try to mix numbers of violent crime and gun murders, not taking into account the vast differences in population and other factors that play into reading the data objectionably. I suspect Jones had watched the debate with Larry Pratt and knew that to give an inch to Morgan just meant he would be called âan incredibly stupid man.â
I do honestly wonder how many on the left smiled thinking that Jones just made every law abiding gun owner, who believes in their duty and responsibility to own firearms for their protection and the protection of their families, look like a raving madman. However, I think it was more the passion coming out of him than it was a madman being exposed. After all,Â Ted Nugent got pretty heated in some spots with MorganÂ too.
Honestly, there was no debate. I appreciate many things Alex Jones said. I even appreciate his passion! I wish more people would become outraged at what our government does. Perhaps Jones just realizes that there is no debating liberals on these matters. I prefer people take a look at howÂ Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America, handled MorganÂ and in the end made Morgan look like a fool.
We have chosen to highlight United States agencies; however, this top 10 list has global impact, as the U.S. has now proven to be the enforcement division of the overarching globalist agenda of centralized control.
One could argue thatÂ everyÂ government agency serves the purpose of stifling freedom and wasting taxpayer money. Yet, the 10 listed below go the extra mile for their sheer corruption, draconian regulations, and ultimate impact upon the largest number of citizens.
The main criteria for inclusion in the top 10 is the amount of money spent by the taxpayer according to official budget declarations, and then attaining the highest level of doing exactly the opposite of what they were supposedly created for.
Here is the countdown to the top 10 most dangerous U.S. government agencies to the freedom, prosperity and health of its citizens . . . .
#10 – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – annual budgetÂ $8.5 billion: Their record of ignoring environmental damage and the health effects on humans from major events such asÂ 9/11, the Exxon andÂ Gulf oilÂ spills to the worst case,Â Fukushima, is unparalleled. Rather than investigate and warn of real dangers, they have gone after farmers for dubious claims of water contamination, whileÂ treating milk spillsÂ as they should have treated oil spills. Â Even worse, the EPA has concluded that there is no law preventing it from doing “research” on Americans. A recent lawsuit over the EPA’s work with airborne pollutants will put this claim to the test in Federal court. Their illegal human experiments could break the Nuremberg Code (source:Â The Washington Times).
#9 – Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – annual budgetÂ $13.3 billion:Â Cries of “End the Fed!” continue to get louder, while more people are beginning to wake up completely and couple this with “End the IRS!” In fact, the two were developed together 100 years ago making the private Fed and the government IRSÂ fraternal twinsÂ in creating a system of indentured servitude through dollar devaluation and arbitrary tax collection, respectively. The Fed enslaves through stealth, while the IRS uses force to impose itself through ever-expanding regulations and the threat of fines and imprisonment. As the collection division, the IRS rakes in a staggering $2.3 trillion annually. Despite that massive amount, the IRS has a distinguished record of ignoring the shenanigans of major corporations andÂ federal employees, while focusing harshly on the average private citizen andÂ small businessesÂ in particular. Thankfully, there is some momentum toward abolishing the IRS throughÂ FairTaxÂ legislation. Now would be a good time, as the IRS will be empowered even further when the healthcare overhaul takes effect.
#8 – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – annual budgetÂ $13.5 billion: Despite massive funding to help people in dire need of assistance, FEMA has failed spectacularly in the cases of Katrina andÂ Sandy, even hindering the ability of people to make it on their own, asÂ gun confiscationÂ was ordered against the population affected by Katrina. The mechanics of offering aid to legitimate victims of Sandy areÂ still being debatedÂ by the U.S. government.Â Additionally, there is a disturbing amount of evidence that suggests FEMA would be instrumental in enslaving large populations following an economic collapse or civil unrest. FEMA centers are nowÂ open knowledgeÂ and if implemented will likely resemble the squalor and horror thatÂ refugees encounteredÂ when jammed into the New Orleans Superdome following Katrina.
#7 -Â Department of Justice (DoJ) – annual budgetÂ $28 billion: This includes the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) which has its own annual budget ofÂ $8 billion. The “Department of Justice” is perhaps the most Orwellian oxymoron of all government agencies. Â For decades they have pursuedÂ a failed War on DrugsÂ that targets small-time users while ignoring the true drug criminals. In fact, they’ve even armed the drug gangs as revealed in theÂ Fast and Furious scandal.Â We have a Justice Department more concerned with going afterÂ whistleblowers of crimesÂ than the criminals themselves.Â The FBI deserves a whole section unto itself given their recent behavior. The only “terrorists” they’ve caught since 9-11 are the onesÂ they have createdÂ with their own material support. Further, the FBI is increasingly using illegal surveillance tactics for peaceful activists like Occupy demonstrators and others. It has recently been revealed that the FBI was actually spying on Occupy protesters at the behest of banks, not the government, even refusing to tell Occupy leaders that there wereÂ assassination plots against them. Finally, it must be noted that no bankers have gone to jail from the immense fraud that led to the financial collapse of 2008 and beyond; no one significant has gone to jail for torture and other war crimes; and government corruption has been all but legalized.
#6 -Â Spy Agencies: The nation’sÂ 17 spy agencies, including the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA) – annual budgetÂ $55 billion?Â Many of the intelligence accounts are classified, so we can’t really know the true total, but we do know that the budget for spy agenciesÂ has doubled since 9/11. The NSA has grabbed the most attention as of late with plans to expand into their newÂ $2 billion data mining centerÂ in Bluffdale, Utah set to launch in September of this year. Whistleblowers likeÂ William BinneyÂ have stated that the agency is already spying on its own citizens domestically. As the war on terror increases its scope through drone surveillance on American soil, the NSA’s budget will only increase, while increasing the danger posed to large sections of the U.S. Constitution. The CIA of course has long been implicated in usingÂ assassination ringsÂ to topple foreign governments and political opponents, while being at the center of theÂ Guantanamo BayÂ andÂ renditionÂ torture apparatus. With the arrival of no-holds-barred legislation like NDAA 2013, the intelligence regime becomes more dangerous than ever.
#5 – Department of Education (ED) – annual budgetÂ $70 billion:Â The way that America has chosen to educate its youth is the beginning of the justifications for the abuses of every other federal agency. TheÂ Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, as Charlotte Iserbyt has called it, has resulted in a once independent, entrepreneurial nation becoming a collectivized horde of selfish, but not individualistic, youth. There is much less attention paid to vocational skills, and much more attention paid to training the next bunch of public officials or bureaucracy enforcers. Furthermore, the public school system is clearly engaging inÂ prisoner trainingÂ with the actions of children becoming criminalized at an ever-greater pace. With the recentÂ CT school shooting, we can expect that this will now become part of the curriculum as justification for the surrounding police state will be taught as a logical consequence in the face of such random threats of terror.
#4 -Â Department of Homeland Security (DHS) annual budgetÂ $100 billion (3,000 page PDF): – Much like the Department of Defense, the activities of DHS are all-encompassing including the goon squad of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which hasÂ employed untrained, low IQ, and criminal elementsÂ including pedophilesÂ to reach into the pants of men, women and children. The TSA is also responsible forÂ introducing cancerÂ to its employees and the public through its backscatter radiation naked imaging machines. And now they are set to hit the streets across America with their spin-offÂ VIPR teams.Â DHS has set up the ultimate framework for tyranny, includingÂ secret lists, secret arrests,Â activist surveillance, biometric immigration measures, control of cyberspace,Â Orwellian telescreens and PSA’sÂ that increasingly portray average citizens who are engaged in normal activities as worthy of suspicion and interrogation. They are sure to be on the front lines of any gun control and confiscation initiatives, as they clearly have beenÂ stockpiling their own ammunitionÂ in ever greater numbers.
#3 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – annual budgetÂ $155 billion:Â If there is one agency that is administering the globalist directives of Agenda 21, it is the USDA. They have recently begun puttingÂ dubious embargoesÂ on small farms, which is leading to economic and literal starvation of people and animals alike. Through their trickle down directives, farmers can evenÂ be charged in a different countyÂ after being cleared of wrongdoing in a previous case. This is the hallmark of bureaucratic tyranny. The USDA has been instrumental in clearingÂ Dow Chemical’s GM soy, giving Monsanto’s GMO crops specialÂ ‘speed approval,’Â and covering up pesticide damage to humans andÂ bee populations. But in true absurdist bureaucratic style, the same organization that has consistently overlooked the health and economic threats to countless millions of people decided to fine a familyÂ $4 million dollars for selling bunny rabbits.
#2 – Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – annual budgetÂ $892 billionÂ - This gargantuan structure includes the FDA, CDC and the National Institutes of Health among others.Â The FDA has its own annual budget ofÂ $4.5 billion. This agency has approved prescription and over-the-counter drugs that knowingly have killedÂ hundreds of thousandsÂ of people annually, has increasedÂ irradiation of the food supply, and has covered upÂ vaccine injuries, But if you want Big Pharma, you can get it from aÂ vending machine, thanks to the FDA. No surprise, the FDA hasÂ ties to MonsantoÂ andÂ ties to Bayer.Â Now our food is being made and modified by the largest pesticide manufacturer, while any moveÂ to label GMOÂ is shut down by the agency. The FDA has additionally approvedÂ AquaBounty’s GE SalmonÂ despite a statement by The Center for Food Safety,Â that its “bad for the consumer, bad for the salmon industry, and bad for the environment.” Among other gems are dangerousÂ animal feed additives, approving dangerous anti-viral drugsÂ for infants, and policing food safety inÂ foreign nations.
As for the CDC, or Center for Disease Creation as some natural medicine practitioners have coined the agency (budget $11 billion), they have encouraged vaccination to such an extent that some have questioned whether their mandated vaccine schedule is part of aÂ compulsory sterilization program.
#1 – Department of Defense (DoD) – annual budget ??? – OfficiallyÂ $613 billionÂ This agency is in desperate need of returning to its more honest original name: The War Department. In addition to being the recipient ofÂ the highest percentageÂ of the federal budget, the DoD’sÂ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) division almost deserves a category of its own.Â Many of DARPA’s projects fall into the money pit ofÂ “black budget” secret projectsÂ not even subjected to presidential and congressional oversight. With DARPA’s “mad science” reputation, it is no doubt one of the top recipients of the $50 billion annual black budget, making this one of the most dangerous federal agencies to both theÂ economy of the U.S. and to world peace. Overall, the Department of Defense as the coordinator for anything that falls under “national security” is responsible for openly killing millions and eviscerating the Constitution … and there is no sign that they are letting up any time soon.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – annual budgetÂ $3 billion:Â This agency falls under HHS, but the video below demonstrates a special level of corruption and worthlessness that is humorous, except for the fact that it represents a staggering level of taxpayer looting, despite the small size of the agency (537 people). It is a microcosm of what we only can imagine going on within the larger agencies, especially those with less oversight.
The government’s track record for permittingÂ massive looting of the economyÂ in collusion with the private banking sector; the upcoming collusion with the insurance industry andÂ Big PharmaÂ to change the landscape of healthcare; their collusion with private contractors to implement aÂ prison-industrial complex; their unconstitutional war machine, and their history ofÂ secret human experimentsÂ makes government the single greatest terrestrial danger we face. In the 20th century alone, governments across the world outright murdered 290 million people, known asÂ democide. How many more must have fallen to covert means and bureaucratic ineptitude? How many more will follow?
There is so much more that could have been mentioned about the dangers of the agencies listed above. Do you have other facts to document? How would you rank these agencies? Would you like to add an agency to the above list? Please do so in the comment section.
An Israeli Air Force Captain speaks out on the treatment of Palestinians during violence in 2009.Â What he said then still holds true today.Â Not all Israelis support the Gaza situation, or their government’s constant thirst for war with neighboring countries.Â The Israeli elites consistently use the excuse of “self defense” as an argument for perpetual preemptive aggression.Â This time, however, countries like Egypt which were once nullified by Western interests are now controlled by far less friendly elements, and another Israeli invasion of Gaza may escalate into all out no-holds-barred war in the Middle East.Â This is exactly what the globalists want; total chaos to distract the masses away from their plans to centralize control of the financial and political life of the people’s of the world.Â As the video states, this is not about race or religion.Â This is about right and wrong.Â This is about those who are enslaved, and those who seek to enslave.Â The only war worth fighting is against the elites; all other conflicts are meaningless.
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Israel exists in a perpetual “besieged” mentality. The Israeli people have been conditioned to view themselves as an island amidst a violent sea. However, the constant belligerent posture of their government in fact drives the winds that churn that sea, and as the face of modern warfare shifts, and the more they use their armor and air power against their perceived enemies, the higher the waves become.
Video: Dr. Webster Tarpley explains the reckless untenable nature of Israel’s current foreign policy, and the need for an immediate ceasefire to be reached – both for the sake of preserving innocent life in Palestine, and for the very survival and stability of Israel.Â
Historian and geopolitical expert Dr. Webster Tarpley noted inÂ a recent PressTV interviewÂ that the paradigm has shifted in terms of modern warfare, and that tactics involving armor and air superiority cannot guarantee Israel its defense any longer. Operations such as the abortive invasion of southern Lebanon in 2006, the brutal but ultimately unsuccessful “Operation Cast Lead” in late 2008-early 2009, and now this most recent conflict in Gaza, show that while Israel still possesses an immense capacity to inflict suffering and death in a tactical dimension, it has become all but impotent at achieving any meaningful strategic objectives.
The leadership in Israel must surely understand this, and that the more overtly belligerent they become, the more they endanger the state of Israel and its people. Then why, one must ask, do they continue on an obviously self-destructive path?
The answer is simple – while the people of Israel have an invested interest in their own self-preservation, their leadership, though they play the role well of Israel’s defenders, do not.
Israel’s compromised corporate-financier driven leadership seems to be positioning the nation for a significant fall, to what degree is still not clear. It could range from a catastrophic defeat, to another humiliating ceasefire after an exercise in impotent, self-incriminating brutality. The purpose of this appears to be to grant their regional partners, mainly the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the necessary clout, legitimacy and unity needed to carry out the next stage of reordering the Middle East.
The Washington Post, easily recognized as a “right-wing” Neo-Conservative clearinghouse, and proponent of Israel, almost seemed to celebrate the united front lining up behind Hamas in Gaza, against Israel. In their article, “Hamas finds greater support in a changed Middle East,” they state:
“Fenced in by an Israeli blockade and by the tacit consent of authoritarian Arab regimes that disdained Hamasâs Islamist politics, the group long relied on two international pariahs â Iran and Syria â for support.
But the outbreak of a revolt in Syria shattered ties between Hamas and the government of President Bashar al-Assad and forced a rift between Hamas and Shiite Iran. Hamas has since repositioned itself, gaining a new set of regional partners at a critical time.
Newly democratic Egypt and Tunisia, along with regionally influential Qatar and Turkey, have increasingly assumed the roles of Hamasâs new allies.”
It must be remembered, however, who was behind the creation of the “newly democratic Egypt and Tunisia,” and who is currently partnered with Qatar and Turkey in various regional objectives, not the least of which is the subversion and destruction of Syria.
Hamas’ New Friends – Israel’s Semi-Covert AlliesÂ
The 2011 “Arab Spring” was far from the spontaneous uprising it was portrayed as being. While the US government feigned surprise, it had been quietly preparing bothÂ hardlinersÂ and “pro-democracy” protestersyears in advance – at least as early as 2007.
The government of Egypt, likewise, had been the creation of Western meddling. Muslim Brotherhood mobs had augmented crowds led by the more presentable Mohammed ElBaradei, a long time functionary of US foreign policy. Eventually,Â ElBaradei was exposed as a Western proxy, and made way for the accession to powerÂ of the Muslim Brotherhood. While the Brotherhood postures as both anti-Israeli and anti-American, it is in fact, on record, funded by the United States and Israel, with money and even weapons laundered through Saudi Arabia, and now Qatar, and then sent to its various regional branches.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker, published in 2007 a report titled, “The Redirection,” based on US, Saudi, and Lebanese representatives, exposing US, Israeli, and Saudi backing of sectarian extremists tied to Al Qaeda, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood itself.
Hersh reports that a supporter of the Lebanese Hariri faction had met Dick Cheney in Washington and relayed personally the importance of using the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria in any move against the ruling government:
“[Walid] Jumblatt then told me that he had met with Vice-President Cheney in Washington last fall to discuss, among other issues, the possibility of undermining Assad. He and his colleagues advised Cheney that, if the United States does try to move against Syria, members of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood would be âthe ones to talk to,â Jumblatt said.” -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)
The article would continue by explaining how already in 2007 US and Saudi backing had begun benefiting the Brotherhood:
“There is evidence that the Administrationâs redirection strategy has already benefitted the Brotherhood. The Syrian National Salvation Front is a coalition of opposition groups whose principal members are a faction led by Abdul Halim Khaddam, a former Syrian Vice-President who defected in 2005, and the Brotherhood. A former high-ranking C.I.A. officer told me, âThe Americans have provided both political and financial support. The Saudis are taking the lead with financial support, but there is American involvement.â He said that Khaddam, who now lives in Paris, was getting money from Saudi Arabia, with the knowledge of the White House. (In 2005, a delegation of the Frontâs members met with officials from the National Security Council, according to press reports.) A former White House official told me that the Saudis had provided members of the Front with travel documents.” -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)
It was warned that such backing would benefit the Brotherhood as a whole, not just in Syria, and could effect public opinion even as far as in Egypt where a long battle against the hardliners was fought in order to keep Egyptian governance secular.
Clearly this “new Middle East” the Washington Post describes as lining up behind Hamas, and against Israel, is a monster of Western policy’s own purposeful creation. It seems as if Henry Kissinger may have had something much more specific in mindÂ when he stated, “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.”
While it may seem unfathomable that the corporate-financier interests of Wall Street and London would jeopardize the safety, security, and even existence of Israel – a long time beachhead for Western geopolitical interests across the Middle East – this is only because people severely overestimate the importance placed on Israel by the corporate-financier elite.
Image: (Wikipedia) The Destruction of Jerusalem, 70 ADÂ by the Roman Empire. The price Israelis will pay for enterprising with empire today will be no different than it was 2,000 years ago. Perpetual belligerence didn’t save them then, and it will not save them now.Â
To the West’s corporate-financiers, Israel is another plot of land – its people another demographic to be targeted, manipulated, and exploited, its resources to be expended, its role and existence to be assessed and reassessed based on utility. Like theÂ Roman Empire nearly 2,000 years ago, when Israel outlives its usefulness as a proxy, it will be overrun, looted, destroyed, and its people scattered to the four corners of the globe, if and when necessary. As has been stated many times before, the greatest existential threat to Israel as a state, and to its people,Â is their own compromised ruling government. In reality, the Israeli people and their perceived mortal enemies share a common foe – who has pitted them both purposefully against each other for over a generation.
Netanyahu’s over-the-top, cartoonish warmongering, the IDF’s purposeful provocations, and a continuous campaign of self-vilification seems designed to make what appears to be an engineered fall all the more satisfying and uniting for the “new Middle East” Wall Street and London (with the ruling Israeli government’s help) has assembled over the past 2 years. For the Israeli people, stepping back seems impossible – but continuing forward is almost certainly suicidal.
The Israelis have the military might, the political sway, and the economic means to prevail against any true enemy. Rooting out warmongers like Netanyahu will not leave the nation defenseless, but better footed to explore other paths toward regional co-existence, peace, and prosperity. It will not be easy, but no more difficult than fighting perpetual war.
The Israeli defence minister has approved the call-up of 30,000 reservists, Sky News has confirmed.
Sky’s Middle East Correspondent Sam Kiley said:Â ”In British terms, that is pretty close to 10 brigades – a vast number of troops. These will be armour, infantry and specialists in support, but most likely to fill in the gaps likely to be left as troops are moved down towards Gaza.
“There’s already been an increase in movement of ground troops close to Gaza, the movement of tanks and so on.
“If there is going to be a ground offensive, those troops have got to come from somewhere else and they would need to be back-filled.
“So, in all likelihood, this is all part of the military planning for a ground assault into Gaza, should the Israeli prime minister so order.
An Israeli attack on a Hamas leader two days ago is the catalyst behind the fighting. The video below reportedly shows that targeted assassination of Ahmed Jabari by Israel’s air force:
Despite the US and Israel openlyÂ subverting, encircling,Â unleashing terroristsÂ and threatening war upon Iran – the nation, both its government and its people, hold a balanced view toward the people living under the governments threatening them. Because of the torrent of propaganda washing over global audiences, many might be surprised at the conditions under which Iran’s Jewish community live (theÂ largest population of Jews in the Middle EastÂ outside of Israel) – surprised that they have representation in the government, protections, and an ancient, thriving culture.
Journeyman Pictures takes us into this community and offers us an alternative view of not only Iran’s position toward Judaism and the world, but insight into the insidious, manipulative deceit of Western governments, including their Middle EastÂ client regime within Israel itself.
The United States invoked the so-called “responsibility to protect” doctrine as justification for NATO military intervention in Libya, based on fears that the Libyan government was about to enter, and eliminate systematically, resistance in the eastern city of Benghazi. This was based on alleged statements made by Libyan leaderÂ MuammarÂ Qaddafi, claiming he would hunt armed resisters, “door to door.”
In blunt terms, Obama said theÂ Western-led air campaign had stopped Gaddafi’s advances and halted a slaughter that could have shaken the stability of an entire region and “stained the conscience of the entire world”.
“To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and more profoundly our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are.”
“I can report that we have stopped Gaddafi’s deadly advance,”Â the US presidentÂ said.
“We will deny the regime arms, cut off its supply of cash, assist the opposition, and work with other nations to hasten the day when Gaddafi leaves power,” he said.
“A lot of people who supported Gaddafi are hiding now in Bani Walid. We have a list of names. They are fighting very well because they know they are going to die soon.”
Clearly, this constitutes as clear a case for “R2P” as the West claimed it had in 2011. With Qaddafi declared dead and his government swept aside in a bloodbath of reprisals and atrocities,documented safely in retrospectÂ by disingenuous “international” institutions such as Human Rights Watch and theÂ US State Department-affiliatedÂ Amnesty International, the people in Bani Walid are fighting for much more than just the fact that they are “supporters of Qaddafi.”
InÂ the divided LibyaÂ that emerged from NATO’s military intervention, sectarian violence, discrimination, and marginalization has ensued, betraying the “democratic” values NATO claims to have brought to Libya’ shores. The persisting resistance in Libya stems not only from a sense of injustice regarding the installation of a government by foreign interests through the use of foreign military force, but also from increasing anger over injustice purveyed by the new proxy-regime itself.
Video: Wiped out. Tawarga, once home to 10,000 (this video claims up to 35,000) people, many part of Libya’s black community who had resided in the country for generations, had its inhabitants either exiled, imprisoned or exterminated. NATO-backed militantsÂ told the Telegraph in 2011, ” every single one of them has left, and we will never allow them to come back.” This, along with recent reports of a similar campaign of genocide directed at the inhabitants of Bani Walid, have failed to incur the same “outrage” exhibited by the West’s “international community,” thus exposing the “primacy of international law” as a selectively enforced doctrine, both applied and suspended for geopolitical convenience.Â
That NATO’s proxies in Tripoli have announced intentions to systematically exterminate people found on their “list of names,” without the same international outrage exhibited before NATO’s intervention last year, exposes an egregious, selectively applied double standard that in fact drives the current “international order,” undermining what Western corporate-financier interests claimÂ is the “primacy of international law.”
With the facade of “democratic” Libya unraveling, what is left is evidence of a self-servingÂ corporate-financier agendaÂ of military and economic conquest, merely couched in the premise of “humanitarian intervention” and “global democracy promotion.” NATO’s new failed state, once the most thriving nation in Africa, provides a cautionary model with which to measure similar designs now being directed toward Syria.
Libya, like Iraq and Afghanistan are all warnings of the dangers of “international law” that presumes primacy over state sovereignty. NATO’s failure in Libya, exposed from the beginning as a war of aggressionÂ built on a pack of verified lies, should provide ample evidence as to why NATO should be excluded from any further role in “international conflict resolution” beyond the borders of its membership, indefinitely.
Obama and Netanyahu are currentlyÂ decidingÂ how to best strike Iranâs nuclear power facility in Natanz. There are talks of using drones and bomber jets so that the attack would only take a day or two. It is certain that US involvement is necessary for a success in Iran.
The Zionist regime has a long history ofÂ falsely claimingÂ that Iran has a nuclear weapon. However, this is an old game they are playing and the American publicâs memory may be too short to recall how many times this lie has been perpetrated. In the past, there have been severalÂ claimsÂ by Israeli Prime Minister and globalist puppet Benjamin Netanyahu and other supporters of the lie that Iran was on the precipice of having a nuclear weapon.
In 1992, Netanyahu predicts that Iran was â3 to 5 yearsâ from having a nuclear weapon.
In 1992, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres predicts an Iranian nuclear warhead by 1999 to French TV.
In 1995, New York Times reports US and Israel claim Iran would have the bomb by 2000.
In 1998, speaking before Congress Donald Rumsfeld proclaims Iran could have an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US by 2003.
The reality is that between 1985 and 2002 the Israeli Ministry of Defense used shell corporations to smuggle nuclear triggers from the US. One of the operatives, Richard Kelly Smith, met with Netanyahu who worked for one of the shell corporations called Heli Trading Company and was an integral part of the smuggling ring.
Writing in Foreign Policy magazine, David Rothkopf, who is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,Â saidÂ plans for a series of âsurgical strikesâ on Iranâs nuclear facilities had been drawn up. Rothkopf is advocating how âpolitically palatableâ a strike on Iran would be. He explains that this strategy would have a âtransformative outcome: saving Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, reanimating the peace process, securing the Gulf, sending an unequivocal message to Russia and China, and assuring American ascendancy in the region for a decade to come.â
Covert operations areÂ in the worksÂ which will involve air strikes on Natanz and other sites âthat could impact Iranian civilian populations.â
Israeli propaganda media isÂ reportingÂ findings that the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) has decried about Iranian nuclear procurement.
Israeli Defense Officials continue to say that Iran is enriching uranium for the purposes of acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President,Â saidÂ there is a âpossibility of a strike against Iran.â
Definite plans on striking Iran have been leaked. TheÂ documentÂ reveals that the Zionist regime has a coordinated scheme to attack Iranina power plant facilities as well as âinternet, telephones, radio and television, communications satellites, and fiber optic cables leading to and from critical installations â including underground missile bases at Khorramabad and Isfahan â will be taken out of action.â
Israeli targets in Iran include:
â˘ The nationâs electrical grid
â˘ Internet access
â˘ Mobile phone network
â˘ Emergency communications for firemen and police officers
In response to the Zionist regimeâs preparations for war with Iran, Russia and China are combining forces to support Iran. Obama and NetanyahuÂ thwartÂ diplomatic efforts while Ahmadinejad continues to say publicly that there is an ever-present threat of military strike.
Iran has involved Syria in theirÂ military exercisesÂ with China and Russia to prepare an estimated 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 1,000 tanks in joint maneuvers along the Syrian coast line. It was also reported that Russian âatomic submarines and warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers as well as Iranian battleships and submarines will also arrive in Syria.â
As part of the WW III scenario, NATO forces areÂ proclaimingÂ their alliance with Turkey against Syria in a direct threat designed to incite an escalation of tensions in the region.
Turkey has beenÂ involvedÂ in the proxy war in Syria by allowing the CIA to utilize al-Qaeda and train members of the Free Syrian Army on a base in their country.
The Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been veryÂ vocalÂ about his belief that NATO and Turkish forces will bring down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Having international support against Syria has empowered Turkey.
Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary-General, prior to a talk in Brussels with NATOÂ explainedÂ that: âObviously Turkey can rely on NATO solidarity. We have all necessary plans in place to protect and defend Turkey if necessary.â
The Diyarbakir Air Base in Turkey has received 25 extra F-18 fighter jets from an undisclosed military source. The continued show of force in Turkey against Syria is fully supported by NATO. This implies that the US is expected to join in, after having devastated the region with their terrorist faction, the Free Syrian Army. To further invoke the use of technocratically-controlled countries, British and French Special Forces areÂ collaboratingÂ with the CIA and MI6 to assist the Free Syrian Army inside Syria.
Dimitry Rogozin, Russian representative for the envoy to NATO,Â assertsÂ that: âNATO is planning a military campaign against Syria to help overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with a long-reaching goal of preparing a beachhead for an attack on Iran.â
Last week it was discovered that the Free Syrian Army areÂ being armedÂ by Saudi Arabia. The attack in Aleppo was actually funded with ammunition and weaponry from the US-aligned Middle Eastern nation. The Free Syrian Army deny knowledge of how they came to obtain thisshippment from Saudi Arabia; however it is fairly obvious that theÂ Salafi extremistsÂ in their country are supporting the US-backed terrorist faction. Saudi officials have also declined comment thinking that refusal to speak will correspond with their ignorance. Yet, Saudi ammunition has been used since the inception of the CIA-trained ârebelsâ paid for my âforeign aidâ from the US and British governments.
This subversive supplying of weapons to terrorists hasÂ resultedÂ in the use of IEDs and car bombs to destroy the intelligence headquarters of the Syrian government in Damascus.
Terrorist plots carried out by CIA-trained men on behalf of the Zionist regime are murdering untold numbers of Syrians. This devastation coincides with the preparations for military strike against Iran. Ultimately, the Zionists are setting the stage for a massive depopulation scheme with the manipulation of super-powers and their allies.
Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism, anÂ alternative news site dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporate-funded mainstream media. You can find Occupy Corporatism on theirÂ Facebook page .
Video: Geopolitical analyst and photojournalistÂ Nile BowieÂ brings up long-documented plans by the West to carve out “buffer zones” within Syria to further project power against Damascus, betraying the narrative that recent escalations are spontaneous
While the idea of a buffer zone is meant to look like a knee-jerk reaction to recent escalations, in reality this has been planned since at least March 2012, where the idea was proposed by the corporate-financier funded Brookings Institution in their “Middle East Memo #21″ “Assessing Options for Regime Change” where it stated specifically (emphasis added):
“An alternative is for diplomatic efforts to focus first on how to end the violence and how to gain humanitarian access,Â as is being done under Annanâs leadership.Â This may lead to the creation of safe-havens and humanitarian corridors, which would have to be backed by limited military power. This would, of course, fall short of U.S. goals for Syria and could preserve Asad in power.Â From that starting point, however, it is possible that a broad coalition with the appropriate international mandate could add further coercive action to its efforts.” -page 4, Assessi ng Options for Regime Change, Brookings Institution.
Image: The Brookings Institution, Middle East Memo #21 “Assessing Options for Regime Change (.pdf),” makes no secret that the humanitarian “responsibility to protect” is but a pretext for long-planned regime change.
Brookings continues by describing how Turkey’s aligning of vast amounts of weapons and troops along its border in coordination with Israeli efforts in the south of Syria, could help effect violent regime change in Syria:
In addition, Israelâs intelligence services have a strong knowledge of Syria, as well as assets within the Syrian regime that could be used to subvert the regimeâs power base and press for Asadâs removal. Israel could posture forces on or near the Golan Heights and, in so doing, might divert regime forces from suppressing the opposition. This posture may conjure fears in the Asad regime of a multi-front war, particularly if Turkey is willing to do the same on its border and if the Syrian opposition is being fed a steady diet of arms and training. Such a mobilization could perhaps persuade Syriaâs military leadership to oust Asad in order to preserve itself. Advocates argue this additional pressure could tip the balance against Asad inside Syria, if other forces were aligned properly. -page 6, Assessing Options for Regime Change, Brookings Institution.
Foreign troops in Jordan, including US troops, may be playing a role in providing additional pressure south of Syria while Turkey attempts to pressure Syria from the north. The idea is to stretch out Syrian forces, relieving NATO-backed terrorists operating within the country. Of course, while the Western media claims these are merely troops helping with “humanitarian” concerns, they are undoubtedly doing all in their power to present Syria with a credible threat to force Syria to divide its troops, while attempting to stoke paranoia and panic in the minds of Syrian officers and politicians the West hopes to lure into defecting.
In response, Syria and its allies must provide a mutually convincing deterrent against this build-up and the threat it is meant to generate. With the fact that the West is openly arming, funding, and backing terrorists groups linked directly to Al Qaeda, not only in Syria,Â but in Libya, as well as their recent announcement of theÂ delisting of terror group Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK), it would not be difficult for Syria’s allies to build up international support to send a monitoring group, only upon Damascus’ request, to address in reality the humanitarian concerns on Syria’s borders the West is only feigning to address. The presence of this monitoring group, which might include armed elements, would raise the stakes for Western policy makers and their proxies, and would discourage the influx of weapons and foreign fighters that have been costing Syrians their lives for over a year.
US policy openly states that it would prefer “bleeding” Syria to death over the long term, even if it could not succeed in exacting regime change, thus betraying their narrative of attempting to end a “humanitarian” crisis.
“The United States might still arm the opposition even knowing they will probably neverÂ haveÂ sufficient power, on their own, to dislodge the Asad network. Washington might choose to do so simply in the belief that at least providing an oppressed people with some ability to resist their oppressors is better than doing nothing at all, even if the support provided has little chance of turning defeat into victory. Alternatively, the United States might calculate that it is still worthwhile to pin down the Asad regime and bleed it, keeping a regional adversary weak, while avoiding the costs of direct intervention.”Â -pages 8-9, Assessing Options for Regime Change, Brookings Institution.
Clearly, the West’s “humanitarian concerns” are a poorly dressed pretext for the absolute destruction of Syria through the intentional prolonging of violence and its ravaging effects for as long as possible. Clearly those implicated in this conspiracy demonstrably being carried out by the US, UK, France, NATO and its Persian Gulf allies of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, should play no further role in attempting to resolve violence in Syria they admit to starting and seeking to indefinitely perpetuate. This role should be granted instead toÂ a growing, multipolar effortÂ being led by Russia, Iran, and China.
The failure of international law is now on full display in Syria. With Western nations clearly dominating the United Nation’s agenda, and the supranational institutions that surround it, overt criminal conspiracies have been allowed to unfold not only without consequence, but without even simple condemnation. The US in particular, through its policy think-tank Brookings Institution, has put to paper designs to perpetuate a humanitarian catastrophe indefinitely – not to protect civilian life, but simply to achieve a self-serving geopolitical objective – “to keep a regional adversary weak.” An alternative must be found, one based on the unwavering primacy of national sovereignty, not international law, where extraterritorial transgressions like those committed by the West toward Syria can never be justified nor tolerated.
Shots are being fired back and forth between Turkey and Syria today.
The current episode of conflict began earlier today when mortar rounds from Syria exploded in the Turkish border town of Akcakale.Â A mother and her three children, as well as one other resident, were killed and 9 others were wounded in the strike.
Turkey has retaliated with artillery fire and an appeal to NATO.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoganâs office released a statement.
âOur armed forces in the border region immediately retaliated against this heinous attackâŚ by shelling the targets spotted by radar. Â Turkey will never leave unanswered such kinds of provocation by the Syrian regime against our national security.”
The US condemned the attack and NATO has expressed its “strong condemnation”.
Russia Today reports That NATO is responding to Turkey’s call for assistance.
NATO’s North Atlantic Council has convened tonight to discuss the shelling of the Turkish town. The meeting has been held under article 4 of NATO code, concerning consultations when a member state feels territorial integrity is under threat, officials say.
In the official statement, NATO urged Syria to put end to âflagrant violations of international law,â saying that it stands by Turkey. “The Alliance strongly condemns Syrian aggressive acts against Turkey,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on his Twitter account.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned the act, sayingÂ âWe are outraged that the Syrians have been shooting across the border.â
Turkeyâs foreign minister has scheduled an emergency meeting to deal with the situation. This is the first time throughout the 18 month conflict that Turkey has fired into Syria.
Editor’s Note: It has come to our attention that the following video has been edited from its original version and misrepresents the context of Secretary of State Clinton’s comments. The original interview, Conversations on Diplomacy,Â can be viewed hereÂ in its entirety.Â (updated October 10, 2012)
Patrick Clawson, member of the globalist-controlled think-tank and neo-con influencedÂ Washington Institute for Near East StudiesÂ (WINES); recently spoke about the use of false flags as a necessary way for instigating a war with Iran. Clawson remarked that Obama has had a difficult time âgetting the US into a war with Iranâ and advocating the use of conventional means (i.e. using a false flag to provoke a military strike).
Clawson said: âIf in fact Iran is not going to compromise, then it would be best if someone else started the war. . . One can combine other means of pressure with sanctions. We could step up the pressure. I mean, look people â Iranian submarines go down all the time. What if one of them did not come back up? Who would know why?â
Through AIPAC, the US government supplies Israel with:
â˘ Defense intelligence and military security
â˘ Technologies that facilitate defense and military equipment
â˘ Science and agricultural products
The WINES attempts to coerce the US Congress into following their ârecommendationsâ with conferences, theÂ Military Fellows ProgramÂ (which has ties to the Council on Foreign Relations and the RAND Corporation), theÂ Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and secret meetings; as well as a multitude of publications and research reports. WINES instill Zionist propaganda and demonize Arabs and Muslims. However, they are hand-in-hand with one of the largest Zionist-controlled and pro-Israeli lobby in the US.
The neocon phenomenon consists of Zionists and sympathizers that dictate and coerce US foreign policy to reflect the agendas of the Zionist regime. According to neocon Irving Kristol, founder of the movement and theÂ Commentary Magazine, the neoconservative agenda is explained as: âThe historical task and political purpose of neo-conservatism is to convert the Republican Party and American conservatism in general, against their prospective wills, into a new kind of conservative politics suitable to governing a modern democracy.â
Kristol believes that the US can be compared to the Soviet Union in ideology and interests. âThe US will then always feel obliged to defend a democratic nation under attack from non-democratic forces, external or internal. That is why we feel it is necessary to defend Israel when its survival is threatened. No complicated geopolitical calculations of national interest are necessary.â
Prominent neocons have purveyed the Zionist agenda such as Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Jeanne Kilpatrick, Norman Podheretz, Joshua Goldberg, and many others.
Evidence of the power of WINES was manifest in the billÂ HR 4133Â which allocates US resources to Israel at the expense of the taxpayer. This legislation marks ObamaâsÂ unwavering commitmentÂ to Israel as a puppet of the global Elite. Israel may siphon money from the Federal Reserve, use the US military at their whim and expect the backing of the US government during provoked attacks of other Middle Eastern sovereign nations.
Mainstream media is following the Zionist script to the letter in regard to the false claims of Iranian endeavors to build nuclear weapons. Now there areÂ reportsÂ that Iran is capable of launching a pre-emptive strike should Israel attack, as they are threatening to do.
According to Amir Ali Hajizadeh, brigadier general for the CIA-sponsoredÂ Islamic Revolutionary Guard CorpsÂ states that: âIran will not start any war but it could launch a pre-emptive attack if it was sure that the enemies are putting the final touches to attack it.â
Hajizadeh explains that the Zionist-controlled Israeli government will not start âa war without Americaâs support. Therefore, in case of a war, we will get into a war with both of them and we will certainly get into a conflict with American bases.â
OtherÂ propagandaÂ purveyed by an anonymous expert claims that Iran âwill attack the forces of the US or any country that tries to take out its nuclear program are not mere boasts, experts say, but any such strike could be met with devastating counterattacks.â
The Zionist regime are continuously decrying that Iran has a nuclear weapon. However, this is an old game they are playing and the American publicâs memory may be too short to recall how many times this lie has been perpetrated. In the past, there have been severalÂ claimsÂ by Israeli Prime Minister and globalist puppet Benjamin Netanyahu and other supporters of the lie that Iran was on the precipice of having a nuclear weapon.
In 1992, Netanyahu predicts that Iran was â3 to 5 yearsâ from having a nuclear weapon.
In 1992, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres predicts an Iranian nuclear warhead by 1999 to French TV.
In 1995, New York Times reports US and Israel claim Iran would have the bomb by 2000.
In 1998, speaking before Congress Donald Rumsfeld proclaims Iran could have an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US by 2003.
The reality is that between 1985 and 2002 the Israeli Ministry of Defense used shell corporations toÂ smuggle nuclear triggersÂ from the US. One of the operatives, Richard Kelly Smith, met with Netanyahu who worked for one of the shell corporations calledÂ Heli Trading CompanyÂ and was an integral part of the smuggling ring.
In the 1950âs the USÂ assistedÂ Iranian nuclear endeavors with the aid of Atoms for Peace program that united the US and other European governments to contribute to Iranâs nuclear program until the state-sponsored removal of the Shah of Iran. When the US-friendly Ayatollah Khomeini was installed, he disbanded the nuclear program citing conflictions of nuclear weapons with the Qurâan.
Still,Â mainstream mediaÂ continues to sound the alarm that Iran not only has nuclear weapons, but will strike US bases if attacked by Israel. While Iran maintains that their nuclear program is to develop power for their nation, Israeli officials, including Netanyahu say: âThose in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran donât have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.â
Iranian President Mahmoud AhmadinejadÂ explainsÂ that Iran does not take the Zionist regimeâs threats of military strike seriously. Ahmadinejad asserts that Iran is quite capable of defending itself against an attack with Israeli armed forces. He also said that Iran views the Zionists at a âdead endâ and scrambling to gain ground and maintain power.
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While those brave men and women in our military no doubt signed up to serve their country and its ideals of preserving the freedom and safety of the American people, the war machine controlled by elite financiers, the military industrial complex, and power hungry politicians have alternate ideas for how their might and dedication can best be used.
This is a controversial topic that most Americans refuse to even consider, because it goes against everything we’ve been taught.
But what if the men and women of our military have been hijacked for a more sinister agenda?
Once again, Charles Krauthammer nails it. On Special Report, Charles Krauthammer reacted to the State Departments response to the protests in Cairo.
Krauthammer said that âit looks as though the administration thinks about what has just happened.â
He says that Romney was right to criticize Obamaâs apology and after the media criticized Romney over his condemnation of that apology, Secretary Clinton came right back out and apologized again.
âWhy is she [Hillary Clinton] engaging in a discourse on free speech with the mob?â he asks.
âThe implication here is that perhaps the mob is right, that we ought to be suppressing anything that offends Islam.â
âThis is a nation that puts a crucifix in a jar of urine and it ends up in a museum,â he continued. âWe allow all kinds of expression. Why should we make an exception in the case of Islam? This is absurd.â
Krauthammer said, âWe should say to other State Department equivalents, you speak with your mob, you talk to them about this, and you defend our embassies.â
âI find this is a return to the sentiment of the embassy statement two days ago, I think they are totally in meltdown at the State Department.â
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