‘The Detroit bankruptcy is looking suspiciously like the bail-in template originated by the G20’s Financial Stability Board in 2011, which exploded on the scene in Cyprus in 2013 and is now becoming the model globally. In Cyprus, the depositors were “bailed in” (stripped of a major portion of their deposits) to re-capitalize the banks. In Detroit, it is the municipal workers who are being bailed in, stripped of a major portion of their pensions to save the banks.’
Archive for August 6th, 2013
Posted in economics, government, law, tagged Bail, Bank of America, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (US), cyprus, Detroit, Financial Stability Board, UBS, Wall Street on August 6, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Posted in criminal justice system, government, law, tagged DEA, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Nancy Gertner, NATIONAL SECURITY, National Security Agency, Reuter, United States on August 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
05 Aug 2013 A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans. Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin – not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges. The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to “recreate” the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant’s Constitutional right to a fair trial.
Posted in foreign policy, government, media, military, tagged Al Qaeda, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Arabian Peninsula, Ayman al-Zawahiri, middle east, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, Osama bin Laden, Yemen on August 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
OMG, this is absolute LUNACY. Al-Zawahiri has died so many times,
05 Aug 2013 The closure of US embassies across the Middle East was prompted by the intercept of unusual communication between al-Qaeda’s leader [al-CIAduh's deceased boogey-man] and the head of its Yemen affiliate, it emerged last night. US intelligence picked up on messages in which Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s successor, ordered Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the head of its Yemen branch, to carry out an attack. The messages represent rare coordination between al-Qaeda’s core leadership, which is in hiding in Pakistan, and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the terror group’s most dangerous offshoot. [
Posted in Entertainment, government, history, politics, tagged Anti-Defamation League, Antisemitism, Cooper, Israel, Jew, Roger Waters, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Star of David on August 6, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Roger Waters called for a boycott of Israel earlier this year, and now the former Pink Floyd singer-bassist is defending his The Wall Live Tour from accusations of anti-semitism in a Facebook post, titled “An open letter from Roger Waters.”
Waters begins the letter by explaining the recent controversy that erupted after a performance in Belgium last week: An Israeli man alerted a news source with video footage of a Star of David-marked prop pig that was featured in the show and destroyed by the audience at the end of the performance.
The story gained traction and was picked up by Jewish newspaper The Algemeiner. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told The Algemeiner that Waters “is an open hater of Jews” and urged other artists to “denounce his anti-Semitism and bigotry.” In his Facebook post, Waters calls Cooper’s words “wild and bigoted” with an “entirely predictable resulting rant.”
Waters first criticizes Cooper’s use of “anti-Semitic,” saying the Anti-Defamation League has ruled his work has no anti-Semitic intent. “I also use the Crucifix, the Crescent and Star, the Hammer and Sickle, the Shell Oil Logo and The McDonald’s Sign, a Dollar Sign and a Mercedes sign [in the show],” writes Waters.
Waters then defends himself from Cooper’s claims of Jew-hating by noting that he himself has close Jewish friends, including Wiesenthal’s nephew, and a Jewish daughter-in-law. “[She] is Jewish and so, in consequence, I’m told, are [my grandsons],” he writes.
Waters’ third and final point addresses Cooper’s use of the word “Nazi.” Waters points to his father, who died fighting for Britain in Italy during World War II, and his upbringing in post-war England. “I received the most thorough education on the subject of Nazism and where I was spared no horrific detail of the heinous crimes committed in the name of that most foul ideology,” writes Waters, also pointing to his mother’s political involvement.
“I for my part, as best I can, have continued along my parent’s path,” Waters continues. “At the age of nearly 70, in the spirit of my Father and Mother and all they did, I have stood my ground, as best I can, in defense of Mistress Liberty.”
Read More: Here
- Roger Waters Defends Himself Against Accusations of Anti-Semitism: ‘I Have Many Very Close Jewish Friends’ (algemeiner.com)