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Posted in economics, foreign policy, government, military, tagged Israel, military package, The United States, U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency on May 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
JNS.org – The United States has proposed a $1.9 billion military package for Israel amid growing concerns over Iran.
The massive package, which was announced by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency and must be approved by Congress, includes 750 bunker buster precision-guided bombs and 3,000 Hellfire missiles, among several other items.
Posted in foreign policy, government, history, media, military, politics, tagged Ariel Sharon, Control America, Israel, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, Jewish people, Michael Ledeen, R. James Woolsey, United Nations John Bolton on May 15, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
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Ariel Sharon: “We, the Jewish People, Control America, and The Americans Know it”!
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA)dvisory board includes such notable figures as Michael Ledeen, Richard Perle, and R. James Woolsey, while Vice President Dick Cheney, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations John Bolton, and former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith were all on JINSA’s Board of Advisors before they entered the Bush administration
Jason Vest, writing in The Nation,alleges that JINSA, along with Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, are “underwritten by far-right American Zionists” and both believe strongly that “‘regime change’ by any means necessary in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority is an urgent imperative.”
You know the phrase “dodging a bullet”? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.
The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.
In February, the “smart bullets” — .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors — passed their most successful round of live-fire tests to date, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.
In the tests, an experienced marksman “repeatedly hit moving and evading targets,” a DARPA statement said.
“Additionally,” the statement said, “a novice shooter using the system for the first time hit a moving target.” In other words, now you don’t even have to be a good shot to hit the mark.
| 13 May 2015 | A House panel approved a measure Wednesday that cuts funding for Amtrak, less than a day after a train derailment left at least six people dead and many more injured. The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee voted 30-21 on party lines to advance the bill after rejecting a Democratic amendment that would have increased funding for the passenger railroad by $1 billion to $2.4 billion. The derailment late Tuesday in Philadelphia is renewing focus on how the U.S. funds and maintains infrastructure.
Right, there’s no funding for infrastructure, but there’s billions for the US to fund endless terrorism in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Israel.
Posted in criminal justice system, economics, government, history, law, media, military, politics, tagged America, Brandon Smith, china, economic collapse, Elites, Max Boot, Wall Street on May 13, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
The elites have been at war with America all my life. I can remember in high school reading a Foundation study saying we needed to cut world population to a billion or so people. There have been hundreds of studies since which also concluded billions of people like you and me should stop breathing.I think I am justified to conclude that anyone who wants to kill 6 billion people has declared war against us.
I have decided to write this essay based on an article by Brandon Smith which appeared at Zero Hedge. It included a talk given by Max Boot on insurgencies. It seems the rich and powerful are worried that the 5 or 6 billion who are supposed to die to benefit the Uber Rich might object to decisions made concerning their early demise.
Smith specifically mentioned the US Army exercise Jade Helm which is using resources from the FBI and the DEA. This is clearly not an exercise designed to train US troops for battle in Iraq or Iran. He thinks the billionaires are preparing to defend their position because they know we are near an economic collapse.
I have said that the Mossad has put forward two publicity campaigns to explain to American Christians that an economic collapse in September of 2015 and even a war were the Will of God and not caused either by the gross criminality of Bankers or by Israeli Warhawks.
China has decided to apply to the IMF to add the yuan to the SDR basket of currencies. America depends on its ability to print the world’s reserve currency to feed itself. Wall Street has stolen everything so when we lose our reserve currency status 80% of Americans will be reduced to abject poverty. That is unless we reform the system.
There is so much corruption in our government that Bankers have been allowed to steal money by the tens of trillions of dollars and yet not one man from Wall Street has seen the inside of a jail. But then the Chinese are doing the same. The wealthy of China created nearly a trillion a year in false invoices to get money out of the country. They do have $4 trillion in British banks in the Caribbean. Asia Times magazine says the Banks launder at least $200 billion a year in bribes for Chinese officials.
My previous essay explored that relationship between the elite in America and China. I concluded that a threatened Thermonuclear involving the US, China and Russia could be used to keep the exploited citizens of those nations in line after their economies collapse more devastatingly than during the Great Depression.
Max Boot is an adviser to the Defense Department on insurgencies. His advice is well heeded by the elite. They need to control the flow of information to prevent Americans from resisting. Boot thinks American won the Revolutionary war because British public opinion turned against the war and its costs. Americans did make more money than did British workmen. But he thinks that the British could have won if they had waged war like the Romans did against Spartacus. Crucify a few thousand rebels. Only a minority of the colonials supported the revolt anyway.
Max Boot does not understand America. He was born in Moscow. He was raised in Los Angeles in a Jewish family and attended America’s best universities. But he actually thinks crucifying Americans could work. American Christians would seriously object to crucifixion. If he tried that today, he would not be able to count the number of bullets in the bodies of the men who followed his orders. American cops fired 137 bullets into the bodies of one unarmed couple in a car.
Boot thinks torturing resistance leaders is fine as long as the general public does not get wind of it. He likes the British Malay model. Put the people in concentration camps and cut off their contact with the rebels.
He can monitor us 24/7 with NSA snooping. But that is only good in the initial stages. It intimidates the timid. It also identifies the opposition. The government knows who does not like them. During the Bush administration, they compiled a list of 8 million people to be ‘Disappeared’ in case of national emergency. There are by now probably many more than that on their ‘To Be Disappeared List’. The problem is that Wall Street’s Minions in DC cannot go into full combat mode against 8 to 10 million people. If they want to ‘Disappear’ 10 million Americans, 20 or 30 million will think they are coming for them because there is no way to know you are not on the ‘Kill list.’ Millions of Americans will grab their guns and shoot the men seeking to do them harm. On Day 2 they will seek vengeance against those who gave the orders. The Resistance will probably cut all electricity going into Washington DC before Day 3 is over. It will not be a pretty sight.
Boot said they should use Special Forces to target specific men in the armed rebellion as the British did in Malay in the 1950s. The US has 25,000 Special Ops soldier. One problem is that even if he can get 50,000 soldiers to go out and grab 10,000 Americans a day, how many days would it take to grab 10 million people? And how many men would come back alive after Day One and then Day Two and Three.
Another problem is that Boot currently has no armed rebellion so what will he do? He could blow something up like the Israelis and the US government did on 911 at the World Trade Center and at the Pentagon. But people are already having trouble believing the lies they are told.
Boot also said the British succeeded by making promises of independence and reform to the people of Malay. That definitely can’t happen here. The Bankers control the government and stole money from us by the tens of trillions. They will not voluntarily go to jail and surrender the tens of trillions of dollars they stole from us. Nor will they surrender the right to charge us interest on the money they created out of nothing. And they cannot stop their attacks against the Bill of Rights.
Max Boot, Wall Street and Israel can never offer reform.
Posted in government, history, military, religion, tagged Beretta Holding SpA, Gussalli Ugo Beretta, Institute for Works of Religion, Pietro Beretta, Pope Pius XII, the Holding SpA Beretta, Vatican on May 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Perhaps few people know that Pietro Beretta arms factory Ltd. (the largest arms industry in the world) and is controlled by the Holding SpA Beretta and the majority shareholder of the Beretta Holding SpA after Gussalli Ugo Beretta, is the IOR (Institute for Works of Religion [commonly known as the Vatican Bank]) private institution founded in 1942 by Pope Pius XII and headquartered in Vatican City.
The story is this, behind this is as follows: https://usahitman.com/vbmsipb/
Posted in criminal justice system, foreign policy, government, media, military, tagged Abbey Martin, Abby Martin, Aby Martin, Chirs Kyle, Chris Kyle, death threats, Martin on May 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Journalist and activist Abbey Martin is receiving rape and death threats from Chirs Kyle fans, for pointing out their propensity to laud violence and glorify death.
MINNEAPOLIS — Journalist Abby Martin has never been afraid to speak her mind, no matter how controversial the topic. What she didn’t expect was that her choice of T-shirt would result in her address and other personal information being leaked online and provoke a storm of death and rape threats.
It wasn’t the first time she’d spoken out against the overwhelming popularity of “American Sniper,” or the way the cult of personality surrounding the film’s inspiration, deceased U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, supports America’s military-industrial complex, so the intense reaction to a recent social media post was unexpected. A week after Martin shared an Instagram photo of herself wearing a “Fuck Chris Kyle” T-shirt, a military veteran leaked her home address and other personal information to the Internet, sharing it on popular forums for current or former snipers:
Posted in economics, foreign policy, government, history, law, media, military, politics, tagged Competitive advantage, constitution, constitutional rights, free trade debate on May 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Quite rightfully, there appears to be an increasing amount of debate around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Ah yes ‘free trade’. If I had a nickel for every time I got into a free trade debate I’d be a very rich man. This is one of those great topics for which both sides can make a very strong academic case and so everyone walks away from the discussion feeling they won. This is why it’s such a popular debate amongst academics. But this particular free trade discussion needs to address not so much the deal itself but the delivery process. Allow me to explain.
The thing about free trade is that it really has nothing to do with free trade. It’s a regulatory maneuver pure and simple. We know the champions of free trade are corporations because they are the profiteers of reallocating working capital out of heavy US regulatory environments and into much lighter emerging market regulatory environments. This is very much a distinction that needs to be made.
What supporters of free trade argue is that it allows a free flow of trade to regions with competitive advantages and thus putting capital to use in the most efficient ways (if they don’t, that is the argument they should be using). However, the stark reality is emerging markets rarely have competitive advantages in any realm over developed industrial nations. For instance, the Chinese workers are less productive than American workers and so the cost advantage from labour is not due to higher productivity in China but to much softer wage regulations.
The result is that Americans are losing out on critical manufacturing sector jobs, which is where the American middle class was built. The free trade champions will argue that because we no longer have a competitive advantage in that type of work we should retrain workers into areas we still have that advantage. But again, this has nothing to do with competitive advantage. It’s a convenient argument because it sounds logical if the facts are true. But the fact that we don’t have a competitive advantage in manufacturing is just not true. What we have are large dislocations in regulation. For better or worse, American regulation require corporations to provide a much higher level of overall compensation for domestic employees than regulation does for foreign employees. And the free trade deals very clearly provide a mechanism by which US corporations can swap heavy i.e. costly US regulation for very light foreign regulation.
Now that’s a fairly standard style free trade debate but the current debate over TPP is more about the legality of the executive branch request to fast track this free trade deal hidden behind a wall of secrecy, i.e. the details are classified. I’m really at a loss on this one. If you read my work regularly you are familiar with my angst on American apathy toward our Constitutional rights. Every week another slew of Constitutional rights are being creatively and quietly withdrawn. This has been ongoing for decades but at an extraordinary pace over the past 15 years.
The fact that Americans have been so willing to part with their guaranteed Constitutional rights has really emboldened our legislature and executive branches of government to go full bore against the Constitution. We allow them to spy on us, to imprison us without due process and now to remove us completely from the legislative process. So in effect we are no longer a self-governed democracy in any way, shape or form. Somebody somewhere explain to me why that proposition is untrue. And please do not go down the road of well we vote for a representative and that is how we impose our will on the legislative process. Save that for whatever dumbshit, drunkass moron it worked on last night at the bar because that doesn’t meet the required standard of debate here sir.
In short we have yet another example of blatant disrespect and disregard for the very process that defines our nation as a self-governed democracy. Each time we allow the President or legislature to circumvent the will of the people without prosecuting them we place another set of chains around our necks. This nation has imprisoned millions of men and women for smoking marijuana, an activity that will be legal in all 50 states at some point in the near future. At the same time, we have not prosecuted one president, policymaker or legislator for breaking Constitutional laws that have now resulted in the unjustified deaths of tens of thousands of American soldiers and innocent civilians and the immeasurable destruction of the very system promised us by those that created this once great nation.
That is heavy heavy stuff. Yet for some reason we apparently feel much more threatened by a guy smoking a joint in his house than we do by the most powerful men in the world tacitly rendering our Constitution a paper tiger.
Is it that we don’t care? Is it that we don’t see it? Is it that we are masochists? What is it about us that makes us so apathetic to the atrocities against our Constitutional rights? They are there for our protection and so, to we the people, they are assets that require maintenance but we are leaving them to be destroyed by the political elements. I am really at a loss on this one. It seems to go in the face of the basic instinct for self survival.
Now I get that inner cities are being supported by government hand outs and so they will be hesitant to rock the boat. Although that is becoming less and less the case isn’t it. But I mean even amongst well versed, well educated and very interested Americans there seems to be very little concern, judging by reaction, to the fact that our Constitutional rights are quite blatantly at this point, being taken away from us. Why is that not creating more of an agitated response??
This is the discussion, this is the debate that needs to happen over TPP. Corporations will always push for higher profits, that we know, but why does our government feel confident enough to blatantly negate our Constitutional rights so openly in America now? That is with certainty, the most imminent and paramount question we need to be working on as a free society today or soon we won’t have the right to discuss such things.
As Americans wait for Congress to decide next month whether to renew the Patriot Act and the vast NSA metadata surveillance program it’s made possible, a panel of three appellate judges has made the decision on its own: The Patriot Act, they’ve now ruled, was never written to authorize the sort of sweeping surveillance the NSA interpreted it to allow.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on Thursday that the bulk collection of Americans’ phone metadata by the NSA wasn’t in fact authorized by section 215 of the Patriot Act, as the intelligence community has argued since the program was first revealed in the leaks of Edward Snowden two years ago. The ruling doesn’t immediately halt the domestic phone records surveillance program. But if it’s not overturned by a higher court it could signal the program’s end—and it at least forces Congress to choose whether it wishes to explicitly authorize the program when the Patriot Act comes up for renewal on June 1st.
“We hold that the text of § 215 cannot bear the weight the government asks us to assign to it, and that it does not authorize the telephone metadata program,” the ruling reads. “We do so comfortably in the full understanding that if Congress chooses to authorize such a far-reaching and unprecedented program, it has every opportunity to do so, and to do so unambiguously. Until such time as it does so, however, we decline to deviate from widely accepted interpretations of well‐established legal standards.”
‘And while My Lai is acknowledged, some say that the massacre was only notable because of its scale, and that smaller-scale killings of civilians by U.S. troops were alarmingly commonplace. In his book “Kill Anything That Moves,” journalist Nick Turse argues that American authorities were aware of similar killings and often allowed them.
“The indiscriminate killing of South Vietnamese noncombatants — the endless slaughter that wiped out civilians day after day, month after month, year after year throughout the Vietnam War — was neither accidental nor unforeseeable,” Turse wrote.’
Posted in Entertainment, foreign policy, government, media, military, tagged Australia, Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, football commentators, Scott McIntyre, theater of war, tweets on May 7, 2015 | 1 Comment »
‘Australia’s SBS channel sacked one of its top football commentators, Scott McIntyre, for a series of tweets on Anzac Day doubting the wisdom of glorifying Aussie troops in any theater of war.
As the country marked 100 years since the Gallipoli landings, in which the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) – as British Empire forces – fought Germany’s ally, the Ottoman Empire, McIntyre chose to condemn Australian troops in the campaign for the deeds of some in Egypt prior to the landings. He included ‘Diggers’ in Palestine and Japan in his broadside, and even declared his country guilty by association of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.’
CIA ‘mission accomplished’ in Afghanistan: Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output
–Production hit a record high in 2014, up 17 percent compared to the year before
| 05 May 2015 | This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin. The plants grow bigger, faster, use less water than seeds they’ve used before, and give up to double the amount of opium, they say. Afghanistan’s poppy harvest, which accounts for most of the world’s heroin, is worth an estimated $3 billion a year, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
It’s well know about how the drugs trade in Afghanistan is in part being fueled by NATO’s military presence in that country. That’s not the only lucrative sideline though – there much more on offer for the American entrepreneur…
Back in 2010, 21WIRE reported on what appeared to be a growing trend of organized crime rackets in Afghanistan – all perpetrated by US military and contractor personnel partners in crime:
“According to a recent report from the BBC this week, some owners of oil tankers being used to supply fuel to NATO Forces in Afghanistan believe that some of the attacks on their convoys are suspicious. Yes, you heard that right. Contractors have been caught red-handed attacking their own vehicles whilst traveling from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
The reports explains, “Evidence suggests that bombs have been planted in the tankers by the “NATO contractors” – individuals or companies who have been contracted by NATO to supply fuel and goods to forces in Afghanistan.”
“Dost Mohammad, an oil tanker owner from Nowshera district, stated that a NATO contractor had recently been caught trying to plant a bomb in an oil tanker. He added that the contractor had apparently sold off the fuel before staging a bombing of the vehicle. “Only 2,000 litres from the original 50,000 litres had been left in the tanker to cover up the crime,” he said.
That was then. Here’s the latest episode of The Sopranos in Kabul…