‘With over 9,000 people dead from cholera since the devastating January 2010 earthquake, the last thing Haiti needed was another rigged election. But the nation’s role as wage floor for multinational corporations, combined with its geographic importance to the CIA-orchestrated Columbian cocaine trade, made the November 28th 2012 election fraud which provoked fiery protests all too predictable.’
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Posted in criminal justice system, government, history, law, tagged Establishment, Fiona Woolf, Home Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons, Mrs Woolf, president of the Law Society, public culture, sex abuse on October 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
‘Fiona Woolf, who has been appointed to chair the government inquiry into historic child abuse, was subjected to an interrogation on Tuesday. I strongly recommend watching the proceedings. They shed light on our weird current public culture.
Mrs Woolf appeared before the Home Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons. She had a hard time. The essential charge against her was that she was a member of the “Establishment” and therefore (as if by iron logic) unsuitable for the task.
The committee thought she had a record as long as your arm. She is a former president of the Law Society. She is the current Lord Mayor of London. It was even held against her that she had recently led a Corporation of London delegation to Bahrain shortly after Amnesty International had published reports of child abuse in that country. (If such a visit was disgraceful, no delegations would ever come to Britain, since reports about child abuse here are published virtually every week.)’
Posted in criminal justice system, economics, government, history, law, tagged Africa, African American Nation State, African American Nation State in Africa, fundamental human rights, International law, United Nation on October 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
African American Nation State in Africa – The Right of Return is international law – Support the petition to the United Nation against the U.S. on several counts of violations of minority and fundamental human rights. None of our ancestors (Garvey, Delaney, etc) had this law in their corner. We must purge our nation and begin again. Nation building time!
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) are holding their largest training exercise since the Cold War this week in Labrador. The military base in Happy-Valley-Goose Bay is hosting the annual NORAD operation, which involves American and Canadian air force troops training together to defend the north in the face of possible threats…This is the first time that the “Vigilant Shield” exercise has been hosted in Labrador, with over 550 troops participating at 5-Wing Goose bay.
Frank discusses his early musical influences
Q: “Who is going to defend the country without the Army?”
Zappa: “From what? The biggest threat to America is its own federal government… Will the Army protect anybody from the FBI? The IRS? The CIA? The Republican Party? The Democratic Party?… The biggest dangers we face today don’t even need to sneak past our billion-dollar defense systems… they issue the contracts for them.”
According to a book by George Williston called This Tribe of Mine: A Story of Anglo Saxon Viking Culture in America, the United States wages eternal war because of its cultural roots in the Germanic tribes that invaded, conquered, ethnically cleansed, or — if you prefer — liberated England before moving on to the slaughter of the Native Americans and then the Filipinos and Vietnamese and on down to the Iraqis. War advocate, former senator, and current presidential hopeful Jim Webb himself blames Scots-Irish American culture.
But most of medieval and ancient Europe engaged in war. How did Europe end up less violent than a place made violent by Europe? Williston points out that England spends dramatically less per capita on war than the United States does, yet he blames U.S. warmaking on English roots. And, of course, Scotland and Ireland are even further from U.S. militarism despite being closer to England and presumably to Scots-Irishness.
“We view the world through Viking eyes,” writes Williston, “viewing those cultures that do not hoard wealth in the same fashion or make fine iron weapons as child-like and ripe for exploitation.” Williston describes the passage of this culture down to us through the pilgrims, who came to Massachusetts and began killing — and, quite frequently, beheading — those less violent, acquisitive, or competitive than they.
Germans and French demonstrated greater respect for native peoples, Williston claims. But is that true? Including in Africa? Including in Auschwitz? Williston goes on to describe the United States taking over Spanish colonialism in the Philippines and French colonialism in Vietnam, without worrying too much about how Spain and France got there.
I’m convinced that a culture that favors war is necessary but not sufficient to make a population as warlike as the United States is now. All sorts of circumstances and opportunities are also necessary. And the culture is constantly evolving. Perhaps Williston would agree with me. His book doesn’t make a clear argument and could really have been reduced to an essay if he’d left out the religion, the biology metaphors, the experiments proving telepathy or prayer, the long quotes of others, etc. Regardless, I think it’s important to be clear that we can’t blame our culture in the way that some choose to blame our genes. We have to blame the U.S. government, identify ourselves with humanity rather than a tribe, and work to abolish warmaking.
In this regard, it can only help that people like Williston and Webb are asking what’s wrong with U.S. culture. It can be shocking to an Israeli to learn that their day of independence is referred to by Palestinians as The Catastrophe (Nakba), and to learn why. Similarly, many U.S. school children might be startled to know that some native Americans referred to George Washington as The Destroyer of Villages (Caunotaucarius). It can be difficult to appreciate how peaceful native Americans were, how many tribes did not wage war, and how many waged war in a manner more properly thought of as “war games” considering the minimal level of killing. As Williston points out, there was nothing in the Americas to compare with the Hundred Years War or the Thirty Years War or any of the endless string of wars in Europe — which of course are themselves significantly removed in level of killing from wars of more recent years.
Williston describes various cooperative and peaceful cultures: the Hopi, the Kogi, the Amish, the Ladakh. Indeed, we should be looking for inspiration wherever we can find it. But we shouldn’t imagine that changing our cultural practices in our homes will stop the Pentagon being the Pentagon. Telepathy and prayer are as likely to work out as levitating the Pentagon in protest. What we need is a culture dedicated to the vigorous nonviolent pursuit of the abolition of war.
Original link @ http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/10/war-culture.html
Posted in foreign policy, government, history, media, military, tagged American history, American soldiers, anniversary commemoration, pentagon, The Pentagon, Vietnam war, Vietnam War History on October 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
‘In case you weren’t aware, the Pentagon is set to roll out a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. Personally, it’s hard to get excited about commemorating an event that led to the death of over 58,000 American soldiers and more than a million Vietnamese, particularly since much of it was the direct result of well documented lies and deception, such as the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
What’s worse, the Pentagon intends to rewrite history by whitewashing this period of civil unrest and government shame from American history. The propaganda is so blatant that it has resulted in many of the era’s most well known protestors and activists to come together in order to stop it.’
The UK security services used ‘child sexual abuse’ as a way of controlling the IRA.
Reportedly, MI5 provided boys from the Kincora childrens care home to the militants, so that they could be controlled.
Jimmy Savile in Belfast in Northern Ireland. Savile is believed to have been working for the UK security services.
In addition, Cahill’s grand-niece, Mairia, revealed that the IRA covered up the alleged abuse she suffered as a 16-year-old at the hands of another IRA figure.
Gerry Adams’ brother Liam was jailed for sexually abusing his own daughter.
Liam is currently serving a 16-year prison sentence for raping and abusing Aine Dahlstrom when she was aged between four and nine in the late 70s and early 80s.
Labour MP Simon Danczuk, who exposed the truth about MP Cyril Smith, said: “The exploitation of children by the secret services and members of the establishment comes as no surprise.
“We are discovering a history of poor children being treated like disposable goods by people in high places and no one batted an eyelid.”
Meeting of PIE 1971?
Jimmy Savile boasted that he had friends in the IRA who could beat up anyone who got in his way.
Northern Ireland by niknkimnollie
The Sunday People revealed how Jimmy Savile once told one of their journalists that he could fix anyone with just one phone call – to the IRA terrorists.
Savile said: “All I have to do is call my friends in the IRA. They’ll have someone waking up in hospital the next morning eating their breakfast through a f***ing straw.
“I know the IRA, men from the IRA, and you don’t need to ask these guys twice.
“I’m serious. Don’t f***ing think I’m not serious. I can get them done – just with a phone call. That’s all it takes, young man.”
When Savile talked of IRA terrorists, he presumably meant those working for MI5 or MI6.
Northern Ireland by Slainte
Savile was a regular visitor to Belfast, the location of the KINCORA children’s home, reportedly used by the UK security services as a boy brothel.
16 Oct 2014 A soon-to-be released Senate report on the CIA doesn’t assess the responsibility of former President [sic] George W. Bush or his top aides for any of the abuses of the agency’s detention and interrogation program, avoiding a full public accounting of one of the darkest chapters of the war on of terror. “This report is not about the White House. It’s not about the president. It’s not about criminal liability. It’s about the CIA’s actions or inactions,” said a person familiar with the document, who asked not to be further identified because the executive summary – the only part to that will be made public – still is in the final stages of declassification. The Senate Intelligence Committee report also didn’t examine the responsibility of top Bush regime lawyers in crafting the [il]legal framework that permitted the CIA to use simulated drowning called waterboarding and other interrogation methods widely described as [and are] torture, McClatchy has learned.
16 Oct 2014 US war plans against North Korea recently included the option of a nuclear strike, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed in his memoirs, triggering major controversy. Panetta described a 2010 briefing in Seoul by General Walter L. ‘Skip’ Sharp, the commander of US forces in South Korea, where it was made clear that the nuclear option was on the table if North Korean forces crossed into the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the North and the South. “If North Korea moved across the border, our war plans called for the senior American general on the peninsula to take command of all US and South Korea forces and defend South Korea– including by the use of nuclear weapons, if necessary,” Panetta wrote in ‘Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace’.
Posted in 9-11, economics, foreign policy, government, history, law, media, military, politics, tagged American history, covert government, hidden government group, Iran Contra, JFK assassination, Watergate on October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment »
For some time now, I have been analyzing American history in the light of what I have called structural deep events: events, like the JFK assassination, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, or 9/11, which repeatedly involve law-breaking or violence, are mysterious to begin with, are embedded in ongoing covert processes, have political consequences that enlarge covert government, and are subsequently covered up by systematic falsifications in the mainstream media and internal government records.
The more I study these deep events, the more I see suggestive similarities between them, increasing the possibility that they are not unrelated external intrusions on American history, but parts of an endemic process, sharing to some degree or other a common source.
For example, one factor linking Dallas, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11, has been the involvement in all four deep events of personnel involved in America’s highest-level emergency planning, known since the 1950s as Continuity of Government (COG) planning, or more colloquially inside the Pentagon as “the Doomsday Project.” A few of these actors may have been located at the top, as overseers of the secret COG system. Others – including some I shall talk about today – were located further down in its secret communications network.
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The U.S. dollar is dying ►0:55
– ZIRP and QE to infinity is inevitable ►5:04
– Fed “taper” is a lie ►9:21
– Systemic failure ahead ►14:37
– Logical conclusion: rejection of U.S. dollar ►18:24
– How would a “Gold Trade Standard” impact the global banking system? ►22:11
– Why did gold and silver prices fall in the last couple weeks? ►39:39
Compulsory reading for anyone who is wants to understand all the angles and experience some additional depth in understanding regarding the West’s rush to destablise, and ultimately destroy the nation-state of Syria over the last two years.
Or, if you are unable to think beyond the one dimensional narrative which is currently being reinforced on an hourly basis it seems through your government and corporate-owned media mouthpieces – then look away now and go back to sleep. American political leaders are currently relying on a high level of disinterest and ignorance about Syria, in order to achieve their geopolitical and economic goals.
If you are able to see beyond the mainstream propaganda of the latest “humanitarian crisis” (a crisis created and advanced by Western and Gulf States Saudi and Qatari support of the armed rebels and various mercenary and terrorist groups imported into Syria over the last two years) – then you’ll certainly get something out of this comprehensive essay. Author Bruno’s language is bit laddish at times with his own charm, but keep an open mind…