which of these are the world’s most cold-blooded terrorists
and which is their mouthpiece?
(hint : the mouthpiece is the one with the Nobel Peace Prize)

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born killers

Netanyahu ‘Regrets’ Israeli Killing of Jordan Judge

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a statement of “regret” today after soldiers killed Dr. Raed Zeiter, a Jordanian magistrate judge with a doctorate in international law, at the border crossing.

The judge was on a bus which was being screened by Israeli border guards, and got into an argument with one of the guards when he began shoving the passengers to try to hurry them back on board. He was shot and killed, and the rest of the passengers were ordered to quickly return to the bus and leave the scene.

Israel’s military issued two separate accounts of the incident, initially condemning Zeiter as a “terrorist” who had shouted “Allahu akbar” and charged the troops with a rifle, and then later claiming he “attacked the guards” with a metal pole during the argument.

Witnesses from the bus say they saw and heard nothing of the sort, and even after the judge was repeatedly shot they saw no metal poles on the ground, just the judge’s body.

Israeli officials were quick to point out that there was no surveillance camera pointed at the area where the judge was killed, so there is no footage that might contradict the official military version of events.

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Jordanian magistrate judge Dr. Raed Zeiter
murdered by IDF gestapo
Is Richard Falk next?


US Kills Four in Northeast Yemen Drone Strike

A US drone strike against Wadi Abida, east of Sanaa, has destroyed two cars and killed four people, all of whom the Yemeni government immediately labeled “al-Qaeda members.”

Yemen routinely identifies everyone the US kills as “al-Qaeda,” but in many cases it has later been revealed that the victims were innocent civilians hit as part of the policy of “signature strikes.”

Under signature strikes, US drone strikes don’t need to identify anyone specifically targeted on the ground, but kill people who look like they’d probably be guilty of something.

In December, one signature strike targeted a group of vehicles traveling together, since officials figured that must be an al-Qaeda convoy. It was revealed later to be a wedding procession, and 16 civilians were slain.

Which one of us is the ‘American’ presently in their sights?

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who is ultimately responsible for the boston bombing
which killed two and injured 264

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dzhokhar tsarnaev – john brennan

The US media returns to the mysterious death of Ibragim Todashev

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with police just days after the Marathon bombing, and his brother Dzhokhar, who survived the shootout and now faces capital murder and terrorism charges, had a close family tie to American intelligence. Their uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, was married to the daughter of a high-ranking CIA official and ran an organization, the Congress of Chechen International Organizations, that provided material aid to Chechen separatists fighting against the Russian government. The group was headquartered at the home of Tsarni’s father-in-law, Graham Fuller, a top-level CIA official in the 1980s.

During the period in 2011 in which the Waltham murders took place, the FBI, tipped off by the Russian and Saudi Arabian authorities, had opened a file on Tamerlan Tsarnaev to investigate accusations of connections to radical Islam. Unaccountably, the security investigation was closed in 2012, and Tsarnaev was allowed to travel abroad to Dagestan in the Northern Caucasus where he attempted to establish ties with Islamic separatist movements in the region.

In the lead up to the Boston Marathon bombing, local authorities were kept in the dark about the presence of the Tsarnaevs. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis has testified that the FBI made no attempts in the run-up to the events to warn the city’s law enforcement about the existence of a possible terror suspect, even as they were conducting an investigation into him.

The voluminous detail in the Boston magazine/NPR investigation only underscores the vast amount that remains deliberately concealed and still to be uncovered about the Marathon bombing and its connection to the US national security apparatus.

Unsatisfied with torture, murder, and impunity the one on the right – who served as White House Homeland Security Advisor from Obama’s inauguration until the month before the bombing, when he took over the CIA – is in the midst of a full-blown coup attempt on the US government, presently targeting the US Senate.

“I have grave concerns that the CIA’s search may well have violated the separation of powers principle embodied in the United States Constitution, including the speech and debate clause, It may have undermined the constitutional framework essential to effective congressional oversight of intelligence activities or any other government function.”

“How Congress responds and how this is resolved will show whether the Intelligence Committee can be effective in monitoring and investigating our nation’s intelligence activities, or whether our work can be thwarted by those we oversee. I believe it is critical that the committee and the Senate reaffirm our oversight role and our independence under the Constitution of the United States.”

“The president has great confidence in John Brennan and confidence in our intelligence community and in our professionals at the CIA.”

Brennan’s already in full command of the executive branch.

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PM Yingluck ¡Sí! Pi Thaksin ¡No!

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Yingluck ¡Sí! Thaksin ¡No!

Thaksin Upset By Yingluck’s ‘Incompetent’ Aides

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is upset by his sister’s refusal to employ political experts he has arranged for her, according to well-placed sources.

That’s it for me. Any benefit of the doubt that’s accrued to Phuea Thai has come by way of admiration for Yingluck Shinawatra who has exhibited real grace under the most scurrilous attacks imaginable from the self-appointed royalist Democrat ‘elite’.

Those groveling fools and boors have only managed to make PM Yingluck look better and better in comparison to their own thuggish selves.

Now the Great Man … the moron whose bait-and-switch amnesty outrage precipitated all of PM Yingluck’s problems … has blown her, and Thai democracy, the kiss of death from abroad; for this, his latest stupid play seems unlikely to help her along any imaginable dimension.

PM Yingluck ¡Sí! Pi Thaksin ¡No!

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obama reformed a key whistleblower regulation with his 2012 presidential policy directive 19, but it exempted intelligence community contractors

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A carnival float depicts President Barack Obama putting Edward Snowden in an electric chair during a parade Monday [3 March] in Duesseldorf, Germany


Edward Snowden’s testimony to the European Parliament

It is important to remember that this is legal dilemma did not occur by mistake. US whistleblower reform laws were passed as recently as 2012, with the US Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, but they specifically chose to exclude Intelligence Agencies from being covered by the statute. President Obama also reformed a key executive Whistleblower regulation with his 2012 Presidential Policy Directive 19, but it exempted Intelligence Community contractors such as myself. The result was that individuals like me were left with no proper channels.

Yet another ‘benefit’ of privatizing what must be exclusively government functions – the privatized functionaries are left out in the trans-national corporate cold.

Nor did the US government’s comprehensive monitoring of Americans at home stop the Boston Bombers. Despite the Russians specifically warning us about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the FBI couldn’t do more than a cursory investigation – although they did plenty of worthless computer-based searching – and failed to discover the plot. 264 people were injured, and 3 died. The resources that could have paid for a real investigation had been spent on monitoring the call records of everyone in America.

The FBI may well have been kept in the dark concerning the activities of the CIA’s assets, the Tsarnaevs.

So they and the NSA and Homeland Security just plodded on with what they do best, consuming their gargantuan budgets and working to privatize their functions. And waiting to walk through the revolving door once privatization has taken place.

And the CIA’s terrorists bombed Boston instead of Chechnya, Syria, or the Ukraine.

Edward Snowden SXSW: Full Transcription and Video

Chris Soghoian of the ACLU:
I think it is going to be difficult for these companies to offer truly end to end encrypted service simply because it conflicts with their business model.

Google wants to sit between you and everyone you interact with and provide some kind of added value.


There is the collection that the government is doing by itself and then there is the data that they can go to Google and Facebook and force them to hand over. We should remember that the web browser you are most likely using, the most popular browser right now is Chrome, most popular mobile operating system is now Android, many of the tools that we are using whether web browsers or operating systems or apps are made by advertising companies.

It is not a coincidence that Chrome is probably a less privacy preserving browser.

It is tweaked to allow data collection by third parties.

The Android operating system is designed to facilitate disclosure of data to third parties.

Even if you are okay with the data the companies are collecting you should also note that the tools that we use to browse the web and the tools that ultimately permit our data to be shared or prevent it from being shared are made by advertising companies.

This makes the NSA’s job a lot easier.

If the web browsers we were using were locked down by default the NSA would have a much tougher time.

But advertising companies are not going to give us tools that are privacy preserving by default.

The best way to get your user’s trust is to be able to say when the government comes to you

“sorry we don’t have the data”

I really think what this comes down to is if you are getting the service-for-free the company isn’t going to be optimizing your experience with your best interest in mind.

I am not going to say if you are not paying for the product you are the product. [But that's a concise description of the reality.]

[reads a twit]

“Wasn’t NSA’s mass surveillance a solution to the internet driven by privatization and the handing over of our signals intelligence analysis to SCIC [Service Contract Industry Council?] – isn’t this a result of letting contractors in to run the show?”

Edward Snowden:
So the problem is when the NSA gets a pot of money they don’t typically develop the solutions themselves.

They bring in a bunch of contractors the . . . . . SCIC’s the khakis they say hey what can you guys do for us? What solutions are you working on and they get the gigantic . . . . . works.

And the problem is you got contractors and private companies at that point influencing policy.

It was not uncommon for me at the NSA as a private employee to write the same point papers and kind of policy suggestion that I get as an official employee of the government at the CIA.

The problem with that is you have people who aren’t accountable.

They have no sort of government recourse against them who are saying yes let’s do that, let’s put all this money in mass surveillance . . . . . pitch but it doesn’t serve the public interest.

One thing you’ve seen recently is the government has gone and changed their talking points. They have moved their verbiage away from public interest into national interest.

We should be concerned about that because with national interest talking about the state becomes distinct from the public interest, what benefits the people.

We really are at the point where we have to marry those up or it gets harder and harder to control and we risk losing control of a representative democracy.

In fact “… for years I thought what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa” … the ‘national interest’ has been identified with (now trans-national) corporate interest since before that quote rolled off the tongue off engine Charlie Wilson’s tongue fifty years ago. Google … the NSA .,. choose your poison. You get the TNCs either way.

Privatization leads to ‘government’ policy crafted by private corporations and no protection for whistleblowers like Snowden, who work for the TNCs.

As for whistleblowers within the belly of the beast … ask John Kiriakou : I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?. John Kiriakou’s Prosecution Is an Important Precedent to the CIA – Senate Intelligence Committee Spat … ‘spat’ indeed !

Those under regulation spying on … intimidating … their regulators!!

There will be no more Edward Snowdens, that’s certain.

The folks at SXSW seem to think the corner’s been rounded. They’re dreaming. There’s no hope for any of us unless we actkill the NSA. Kill the CIA. Kill the Empire. Not the people.

Kill the TNCs that commodify the people. If the data are not collected they cannot be abused.

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medea … get well soon !

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medea … get well soon!

14 March

Why I Didn’t Make it to Gaza for International Women’s Day

If the Egyptian officials were so brutal to me – a petite, 61-year-old American woman who has dedicated her life to peace – what are they doing to their own citizens and others languishing in their prisons? And why is Secretary Kerry considering a resumption of US military aid to this brutal regime?

That’s the question. Medea then – purposefully or not – provides the answer to her own question …

According to a recent Amnesty International report, the current human rights situation is characterized by repeated excessive use of force by the security forces, leading to the death of hundreds of protesters; increasingly severe restrictions on freedom of association, freedom of assembly, and freedom of expression, as well as academic freedoms; the arbitrary imprisonment of protest leaders, university students, journalists and others; and a failure to protect vulnerable groups, including minorities and women.

… in other words, the Egyptian generals are ‘performing’ right up to spec … they’re earning their three thousand million dollars per annum.

Did Israel put the pressure on Egypt to do a last-minute about-face to keep us out of Gaza? In the end, only 17 of our members made it into Cairo (but not to Gaza) and the rest were deported from the airport.

To this one Medea’s answer is …

The question of Israeli influence is one we’ll probably never have answered …

… and that’s probably true. But I think that Obama – who, along with John Brennan and the drones, apparently really enjoys killing innocent people – was probably very happy to order Medea’s mini-rendition … for having been such a thorn in his side … or it may well have been Obama’s boss, Brennan himself who personally ordered Medea’s abuse.

According to these two sociopaths the CIA murdering children, murdering their mothers, murdering other innocents is … perhaps … regrettable, but a bearable … by someone else … cost of ‘doing business’. They’ve been doing it non-stop for five years.

What’s unbearable is their being criticized in public – having their own noses rubbed in their own dirt, their own vile crimes, their own murders, their own assassinations.

And they’re sloughing of all restraint at this point, in the midst of their coup d’etat.

The other seventeen weren’t roughed up … only Medea.

I got on codepink’s mailing list somehow and so was notified of the mini-rendition of Medea Benjamin by Obama-Brennan-the-State-Department in Egypt.

I wrote back asking if she was ok, after I’d read the ‘they broke my arm!’ twit.

Codepink suggested I send a picture with ‘Medea … get well soon!’ and I’m happy to be able to do that!, but …

Please send the photo, if you take one, to sara.codepink@gmail.com.

I think their choice of free email accounts is as wrong as it can possibly be. So the picture is here, instead … Get well soon, Medea!

Medea Benjamin, Diane Wilson, Alli, Cayman, Janet, Jodie, Kate, Katie, Lisa, Nancy K, Nancy M, Sara, Sergei, and Tighe and all the rest at codepink are great. I wish I were able to do what they do. I hope they continue.

Medea Benjamin writes to the same codepink list …

Sign this petition to Egypt Desk at the State Department, then call them (202-647-4680). Demand to know why they did not assist a peaceful US citizen who was being abused by the Egyptian authorities, and let them know you want an immediate end to US military aid to Egypt.

… the petition goes through a third-party outfit called salsalabs.com. I’ll be communicating with the Whitehouse and State directly. FYI …

info@codepink.org routes to a gmail address, just so you know.

… I think that’s a mistake. I think gmail.com is the problem, not the solution. I don’t think activist organizations should operate through third-party organizations which undoubtedly harvest not only the email addresses but any and all other personal information they can about those with whom they correspond. I think that’s a no-brainer. I ought to know … I have no brains.

I support codepink 100%. I hope they lose their brains soon, too.

Is it me, without brains as I am, or do you think that Obama-Brennan-the-State-Department actually set up Medea’s rendition?

I mean … I’m an Egyptian General, stooge of the USA which keeps my bank account topped up nicely, thank you sir! … do I grab a citizen of the USA … break her goddam arm … without clearing it with my meal-ticket first? Why would I even think of doing so … ?!

Unless it wasn’t my idea at all … unless the phone rang from mealticket central and the order came through … then you can bet your ass I’ll click my highheels like a good uniformed whore … salute smartly! … yessir! right away Sir!

In fact it’s harder and harder to tell where mealticket central for the Egyptian whores in uniform actually is these days … well the bank’s in the USSA, of course, but the decisions might be being made in Tel Aviv … that’s how it’s been working for quite sometime, as a matter of fact … could Medea Benjamin’s mini-rendition have been engineered by Netanyahu-Obama-Brennan-the-State-Department?

What a coincidence that all this should happen right after codepink’s outstanding spoof of AIPAC Policy Conference 2014 – Boycott AIPAC?

But, of course, I got no brains.

This just in US House passes bill to expand military ties with Israel

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill which names Israel a “major strategic partner” of the US and seeks to expand Washington’s military ties with Tel Aviv. [H.R. 938: United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014]

The legislation, which was passed by a 410 to 1 vote, calls for expanding the delivery of US arms and military technologies to Israel and commits US Congress to increase funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system.

Israel already receives billions of dollars of American taxpayers’ money each year. Under an existing 10-year aid agreement between Washington and Tel Aviv signed in 2007, $30 billion of American taxpayers’ money is flowing to Israel.

The US annual military aid to Israel has been elevated from $2.4 billion to $3.1 billion through 2017 under the existing agreement.

Meanwhile, US and Israeli officials have discussed a surge in US military aid to Israel in a new aid package that would extend through 2027.

The recent bill which was passed by the House on Wednesday will now move to the US Senate, where similar legislation is already being prepared.

The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which is the most powerful pro-Israel lobby group in the US, was quick to praise House lawmakers’ move, saying “the House once again reaffirmed its commitment to an unbreakable US-Israel relationship.”

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Thomas Massie

410 to 1. Traitors all. Can you see now why I say we must replace them all? every single one of them?

The single nay vote ? Thomas Massie, 4th CD Kentucky

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wet is dry, hot is cold, light is dark, life is death

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light is dark, hot is cold, life is death

Bangkok Bunkers To Be Decorated In Pink: Army Chief

(6 March) Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army has suggested that troops checkpoints in Bangkok might be redecorated to convey a friendly appearance.

“We may place flowers on them and install some pink curtains,” Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha told reporters today.

His remark came after a number of citizens complained that they felt intimidated by various “bunkers” manned by army troops in downtown Bangkok.

The bunkers – mostly composed of sandbags and green camouflaging nets – have been constructed around the perimeter of the protest sites of the People’s Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD) in recent weeks.

I am tempted to write that only in Thailand can the ‘establishment’ claim ‘neutrality’ and have that repeated with a straight face by the mass media – who themselves promote the minority PCAD ceaselessly on their ‘news’ shows – and have the Royal Thai Army occupying the capital, maintaining and protecting the fascist PCAD’s gangs of thugs and goons who disrupt the city at will; who beat, bomb, and murder its residents whenever they happen to be feelin’ that way with no warnin’ …

But then I muse that, as well, Barack Obama is a ‘Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’, that Dianne Feinstein and her cohort are providing ‘oversight’ to the NSA, that the unending series of renditions and drone assassinations carried out by the CIA, arbitrarily against civilians world-wide are ‘anti-’terrorism … and I must concede that the public discourse of us resident troglodytes here on the third rock from the sun no longer bears any relation to wet or dry, to hot or cold, to light or dark, to life or death.

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topping up the banksters’ money bins

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uncle scrooge mcduck at play

US economy hampered by severe winter weather, Federal Reserve says

In total, the report mentions “weather” 119 times and “winter” 54 times, calling it extreme, harsh and severe. “Severe” appears 35 times in the report, “cold’ 31 times, “snow” 24 times, and “storm” 15 times.

Everybody talks about it … no one does a thing about it … about what? … the effin’ F-e-e-e-ed!

I wonder if they mentioned deflation and their own role in topping up the banksters’ money bins with the money ostensibly created to jumpstart the real economy?

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“They make no attempt to hide their allegiance to power.”
- Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report

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“Journalists” Follow Obama on Ukraine

The corporate media are a key component of the U.S. imperial machine. Although styling themselves as watchdogs, they are in fact the dogs of war, whose mission is to hide Washington’s aggressions behind a fog of lies. War “crimes are committed with impunity in part because presidents get a helping hand from their corporate media partners.”

You can put The Guardian in there with the rest … Bugged call reveals conspiracy theory about Kiev snipers … is their headline …

News of the ‘coalition’ snipers killing one and all in Kiev begins at about 8:30. Catherine Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, of the Labor Party (!) quickly changes the subject.

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another brutal, racist murder in Jasper Texas


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Is it in the water? their mothers’ milk? What makes the people of Jasper Texas prone to such viciousness,
to such brutal racist murder?

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I moved to South Texas … to Brownsville, to Port Isabel, to Corpus Christi … South of the Nueces, in 1997, from Nevada. I’d felt isolated after four years in the Great Basin and wanted to be near the Ocean. I’d lived near the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, so I headed for the Gulf.

In 1998 I was in Corpus Christi when the news of the vicious murder of James Byrd, Jr., 49 by three redneck brutes, Shawn Berry, 21, Lawrence Russell Brewer, 31, and John King, 23 hit the news. They’d chained him to their pickup truck and dragged him for three miles, ran him into a culvert, tore off his arm and his head.

Living among the kind and gentle Tejanos of South Texas I was electrified by the racist murder in the piney woods of East Texas. As Texas brags of its relation to the United States, East Texas was/is to South Texas : ‘like a whole other country’.

I had thought that kind of brutality was a thing of the past. It wasn’t then and it isn’t now. Alfred Wright, a 28-year-old young man, husband and father of three from Jasper, Texas, went missing in Sabine County on November 7, 2013. His body was found three weeks later by a family-organized search party, just 25 yards from where he was last seen. He was brutally murdered as well.

This time the local Sheriff and the Texas Rangers appear to be involved, at the very least with the coverup. Is it the water? Their mothers’ milk? Do the White People in East Texas have tails? What makes the Good Fundamental Xtians of East Texas so hate-full? Are all the people in the town, county, and state OK with this? Seems they are.

Black Agenda Report spoke with Jeffrey L. Boney of the Houston Forward Times.

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Are Barack Obama and Eric Holder going to bury this case, along with Alfred Wright? They certainly did nothing when George Zimmerman walked after murdering Trayvon Martin. The cynical oligarchs have put Black men in charge of their racist killing machine.

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updated : jail them !
before they kill … and kill … and kill again

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21 March

Articles of Impeachment

Drone strikes … are not just meant to kill. They are programmed to terrorize. In this regard, whether the missile strikes its intended target or incinerates a goat-herder and his flock is incidental.

In fact, the occasional killing of civilians may well be a desired outcome since collateral deaths intensify the fear. This is punishment by example, not for any particular crime or impending threat, but merely because of who you are, where you live, what you might believe.

These new circuitries of death are meant to humiliate, subdue and dehumanize.

Jeffrey St. Clair, The Long-Distance Executioners

3 terror suspects killed by U.S. drone in southeast Yemen

A U.S. drone strike targeting an al-Qaida vehicle killed at least three ‘terrorist suspects’ and wounded two others in Yemen’s southeast on Monday evening, a security official told Xinhua.

Elsewhere in south Yemen, a military intelligence officer told Xinhua anonymously that a U.S. drone struck ‘suspected al-Qaida sites’ in the southern Abyan province, amid reports of casualties.

The unmanned drone hit several ‘al-Qaida sites’ and damaged two vehicles in Abyan’s Mahfad town, the intelligence source said.

On Monday morning, a U.S. drone strike killed a ‘suspected al- Qaida militant’ who was driving a car in Yemen’s central province of Marib.

If they cannot be jailed by the dysfunctional system of injustice in our USSA, move on to the Hague. Or what are we … you and I … going to say to the families of all the innocents these two murderers will kill between now and doomsday ? What can we say to the 2500 or so they’ve killed already ?

When is way, way too much finally … enough ?

US Drone Strike Kills Four [more] in Yemen

Another US drone strike, the fourth since Monday morning, was launched today against northern Yemen, destroying a vehicle in the Jawf Province and killed at least four people.

The Yemeni military has been unable to confirm any of the victims, but claimed one was Ali Juraym, a local ‘who had once fought against US occupation forces in Iraq’. The others were dubbed “al-Qaeda suspects.”

Friendly Fire: US Drone Strike Kills Five Afghan Soldiers

The Pentagon has confirmed launching a drone strike against the Logar Province of Afghanistan today, hitting their allies in a case of mistaken identity. The strike kill five Afghan National Army soldiers, and wounded eight others.

US officials would only say that they “value the strong relationship” they enjoy with the Afghan military. The US is pushing Afghanistan to sign a deal to keep occupation forces in Afghanistan “through 2024 and beyond.”

You know how it is when you’re playing snuff games on your computer. Sometimes you kill the wrong guys.

The US vows to stay in Afghanistan until it can verify that every single Afghan they’ve left alive HATES the USA for its arbitrary, off-hand, cold-blooded murders of his or her family members.

The people unmanning the US Government are the enemies of the American people … of any people, anywhere … period.

The people unmanning the drones are war-criminals. Straight up.

Still no word on which of us – ‘an American citizen’ – Barack Drones Obama is going to kill next or where.

News is in, though, on the latest victim delivered for prison and torture abroad – ‘extraordinarily rendered’ : it was Medea Benjamin, in her way to Gaza, thrown in jail with no explanation in Cairo by Barack the Serial Assassin Obama’s $3 gigabuck/year thugs in uniform there.

They kept her overnight, then dislocated her shoulder and fractured her arm, packed her off to Turkey and thence back home to the Land of the Free (when you’re not being mugged or murdered by your own government) and the Home of the Brave (you have to be even to open your mouth any more in the USSA).

  1. US citizen proceeds to conference in Gaza to show solidarity with Palestinians and their cause.

  2. Citizen is arrested in US client state, held without explanation.

  3. US State Department, very well aware of all this transpiring, does nothing.

  4. Citizen is physically abused and ‘deported’ to US.

It is clear that Egyptian generals, the ‘government’ of the US client – on the US dole for $3,000,000,000/year – would never have waylaid a US citizen without consulting with the US.

The fact that the US State Department raised not a finger in defense of the US citizen waylaid by the Egyptian coup confirms US involvement in the arrest, if not its instigation.

Can it be any more clear just who/what is the greatest enemy of the American people?

This was a trial run, no doubt. Soon the two arch-criminals pictured above will be ordering ‘serious’ torture for those of us – dissidents, journalists – outside the contiguous USSA proper, and more of us will droned … or just murdered.

It is the US government that is public enemy number one.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

  1. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

  2. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

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If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged

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If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man,
I would find something in them to have him hanged

Feds Refuse to Release Public Comments on NSA Reform — Citing Privacy

At issue is President Obama’s most significant NSA reform: his plan to take the trillion-plus records continuously gathered on American’s phone calls out of the NSA’s hands and give it to a third-party, and making it accessible to the government only through an order from a secret tribunal.

The plan, based on a recommendation from an NSA reform panel Obama commissioned, would put a trove of information about American citizens at arm’s length from the government, while maintaining the functionality of a program that came to light amid leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Surely the title ought to be “Feds Refuse to Release Public Comments on Privatizing the NSA — Citing Privacy”? If anyone knows what a bill like Google’s CISPA actually says … it’s dead meat. So … they’re not gonna tell us. They’re just gonna do it.

RFI – Telephony Metadata Bulk Collection

This RFI is intended to obtain information on U.S. industry’s existing
commercially available capabilities that could provide viable alternative
approaches to the current Section 215 program without the government
holding the metadata, while maintaining the current capabilities of that
system and the existing protections for U.S. persons.

“… existing protections for U.S. persons …” Ha! This is the Grandson of CISPA, which was Google’s bid to continue to do what exactly what it does now to your cell-phone calls, email, youtube views, map inspections, and blogs, but … to sell access to the NSA to whomever among us Google feels the NSA might find ‘interesting’.

The NSA’S already begun with yahoo photos.

NSA robots are ‘collecting’ your data, too, and they’re getting away with it

Increasingly, we are watched not by people but by algorithms. Amazon and Netflix track the books we buy and the movies we stream, and suggest other books and movies based on our habits. Google and Facebook watch what we do and what we say, and show us advertisements based on our behavior. Google even modifies our web search results based on our previous behavior. Smartphone navigation apps watch us as we drive, and update suggested route information based on traffic congestion. And the National Security Agency, of course, monitors our phone calls, emails and locations, then uses that information to try to identify terrorists.

… to identify ‘terrorists’, to drone first, and to ask questions … never.

Even if we individually escape droning, yet as the ‘good’ Cardinal once said

If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.

So … it’s back to the Inquisition and the Dark Ages for Amerika. It’s hard to remember what life was like in the USA before the neo-cons took over at the turn of the millennium. Fourteen years. In half that time again Americans who have never known anything but tyranny will begin to reach their majority.

Think it’s time to fix what’s broke yet?

Or shall we just wait till there’s no one left in Amerika who’s ever known anything but tyranny. Then things won’t need fixin’.

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stupid, shameful, craven and destructive. bastards.

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stupid, shameful, craven and destructive. bastards.

Moon of Alabama links to a “Fairly concise summary of why US/EU meddling in internal Ukrainian politics ended up being such a bad idea …” from billmon.

Former Bush deputy NSA:

“There’s nothing we can do to save Ukraine at this point.”

For more than a decade, US and EU elites encouraged Ukrainians to think their future was with the “West,” despite clear Russian signals that any attempt to bring Ukraine into NATO would be deemed an attack on Russia’s core security interests.

Ignoring Russia, the US/EU continued to speak (and act) as if Ukraine’s eventual integration into the western alliance was inevitable.

Western allies offered the dream of EU membership (and EU living standards) and a false promise of generous economic aid on condition Ukraine reject Russian assistance. When offer wasn’t accepted by Yanukovych, they encouraged pro-West Ukrainians to rebel. US and EU manipulated Ukranian political factions to get government they wanted – one that would impose neoliberal “reforms” and austerity.

But now, having raised the hopes and expectations of pro-West Ukranians and provoked an aggressive Russian reaction … They say

“there’s nothing we can do to save Ukraine.”

Stupid, shameful, craven and destructive. Bastards.

See Ukraine: Through Putin’s eyes

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indians3, abos, maori … palestinians
no difference … 5 eyes + 1

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$145 million to israel for aboriginal control in arizona
they’ve honed their skills in palestine
think what $145 million would mean to the tohono o’odham

Apartheid Israeli company receives US border mega contract

TUCSON — In a shocking development, Homeland Security has given the $145 million border security contract to the Israeli Apartheid contractor Elbit Systems. The Israeli security contract is set to begin on the Arizona border and span eight years.

Currently, over the objections of grassroots Tohono O’odham, the US is constructing more new US spy towers around the homes of O’odham on the western side of the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Meanwhile in Palestine, Elbit Systems, an Israeli defense contractor, is responsible for the Apartheid security surrounding Palestine.

5 eyes + 1 = uk,us,canada,australia,new zealand + israel

indians3 = ‘real’ indians in india + all the ‘indians’ of canada and the ussa.

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b on the ukraine


google map

b is for Bernhard on The Crimean Anti-Coup Move … time will tell. I appreciate the alternative view.

The Guardian, msmingly, touts the Washington line … Ukraine PM warns of war as Russian military seizes control in Crimea

Ukraine’s acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, said he had put the armed forces on full readiness because of the threat of “potential aggression” as 15,000 Russian troops were said to have joined those who have effectively seized Crimea. Speaking live on TV, Turchynov said he had also ordered stepped-up security at nuclear power plants, airports and other strategic infrastructure.

Obama’s national security team met to discuss policy options, according to a senior administration official, while David Cameron said: “There can be no excuse for outside military intervention in Ukraine – a point I made to President Putin when we spoke [on Friday]. Everyone must think carefully about their actions and work to lower, not escalate, tensions. The world is watching.”

… b noted that Russia has a signed agreement allowing it to station up to 30,000 troops in the Crimea to protect its 250 year-old naval base there.

If Cameron weren’t so ‘well-educated’ in lying at Oxford (he took a PP&E [Philosphy, Politics, & Economics] as did his evil twin British Citizen Abhisit Vejjajiva, who heads the (anti-)Democrat Party in Thailand and is presently engaged in the overthrow of the elected government here) and – most importantly – on how to keep a straight face while doing so, he’d be ashamed of yelling Thief! Thief! after he and Barack the Wanker Obama overthrew the democratically elected government of the Ukraine, installed a fascist government there (Nuland’s “yats” … like deja vu all over again), and gave Russia every reason to be concerned at NATO encirclement and the loss of her naval base.

Cameron’s a congenital liar, aka a Tory.

Obama is an habitual liar, aka CIA.

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totalitarian ‘justice’ in the ussa

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back in the ussa boys,
where cia terror does slay boys …

prosecutors claim prisoner has made remarks that harm his case

US prosecutors said on Friday that an FBI agent overheard Tsarnaev make a “statement to his detriment” when his sister visited him in prison. Prosecutors did not reveal what Tsarnaev said but they objected to what they called an attempt by Tsarnaev’s lawyers to suppress the statement

Tsarnaev made the remark when an investigator working for his lawyers accompanied Tsarnaev’s sister to a prison visit, a meeting that was monitored by an FBI agent, prosecutors said. The defence investigator started to explain to Tsarnaev’s sister the rationale behind special restrictions placed on Tsarnaev in prison, prosecutors said. They say Tsarnaev, “despite the presence of an FBI agent and an employee of the federal public defender, was unable to temper his remarks and made a statement to his detriment which was overheard by the agent”.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers say the presence of the FBI agent during prison visits by Tsarnaev’s two sisters “has thwarted the defence ability to develop important mitigation information”.

Of the people, by the people, for the people … Amerika has become a sick, sick joke.

The FBI/NSA is monitoring every aspect of attorney client communications.

Wonder why ?

Who is investigating the CIA’s connection to the Tsarnaevs? Were the brothers recruited to be CIA terrorists in Chechnya? Did the older Tsarnaev get fed up with CIA terrorism and did the CIA’s terrorist schemes then blowback, again?

Why did the FBI murder Ibragim Todashev? Did the CIA order the hit to keep whatever he might have know about the CIA’s involvement with the Tsarnaevs from surfacing?

Back in the USSA boys,
  where CIA terrorists play boys …
oh! how unlucky! you’ll pay boys!
  back in the US- back in the US- back in the USSA.

Has the CIA locked down the ‘Department of Justice’ in the United Security States of Amerika … Land of the Free and Home of the Brave ? The guy on the left above has apparently been CIA … one of the ones who takes the orders … forever.

See Obama’s Ties to CIA May Explain His Totalitarian Views, and The strange rise of Obama. And then see the state of the union, as above, and the state of the world since he’s taken office … Yemen, Libya, Syria, Kenya, South Sudan, Ukraine …

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further update : boycott, divest, sanction apartheid israel
boycott aipac apartheid

youtube from codepink
(the google has trashed codepink’s youtube account, on orders from the aipac, no doubt)

congressman ? :
All ya hafta do is come one time to policy conference and you’ll be hooked.
female voice over 1 :
It’s exciting! To see so many people together who understand that sometimes you just have to violate other peoples’ human rights … if you want to take their land!
female voice over 2 :
Where else can you find so many compassionate elected officials willing to forgive and forget Israel’s defiance of international law?

There are book-signings and film-sessions, please ignore the Occupation of Palestine …

male voice over 1 :
… the amazing array of pro-war speakers who are here today.
male voice over 2 :
Look at all the creative ways the Israelis are keeping Israel safe … Apache helicopters! … even drones! … used to kill Palestinians …
male voice over 3 :
… that was very moving for me …
male voice over 4 :
… and because of what I learned at the policy conference I am much better at justifying Israel’s illegal settlements!
male voice over 5 :
For the first time in AIPAC history we are starting to lose our ironclad grip on congress.

We haven’t bombed Iran!

We haven’t bombed Syria!

And all these peace talks are killing us. [not!]

male voice over 6 (biden):
Our job is to prevent the third Palestinian imprecada!

Ensure a nuclear-armed Israel!

And an Israel that always gets American taxpayer money!

male voice over 7 (netanyahu):
I thank you for your zealotry.

I thank you for your prejudice.

And I thank you for standing up for the Apartheid State of Israel.

sea of attendees :
(whistles, shouts, cheers)
“Join US … AIPAC Policy Conference 2014 … March 2-4 2014″
(peel, with peeling sound)

“SUPPORT DIPLOMACY”

“BOYCOTT AIPAC”

I sent an email to the usual suspects back in Texas …

Dear Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, and Blake Farenthold,


GOP filibuster kills bill to expand veterans benefits

‘ WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) — U.S. Senate Republicans used a filibuster to prevent a vote on expanded veterans benefits after Democrats blocked efforts to add an amendment on Iran sanctions. ‘

When it comes to putting Israeli interests first and Americans’ – veterans’ in this case – second … or not considering our interests at all … no one can beat the Republican Israeli 5th Column in the Senate and US Congress.

Maybe you aren’t traitors ? Maybe you’re just ‘confused’ ? Trying to look tough ?

Here’s a strategy for you and your first tactical move …

Strategy :

Support the Palestinians in Palestine against the US/EU/Israeli Colonial Apartheid Regime in Israel. If it weren’t for blind US support for Israel’s illegal and immoral expropriation of Palestine 9/11 would never have happened … no matter who it turns out was responsible for those mass murders of Americans.

Tactics :

Demand that Barack Obama confer with Hamas, the elected government in Palestine, and, Hamas willing, order the US 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean to break the illegal and immoral Israeli blockade of Gaza, send SeaBees ashore to help the people in the world’s largest Concentration Camp … and send photographers and videographers in with them so that in future no one can deny the horrors dealt the Palestinians by the Israeli Occupation!

That way you can help defeat terrorism against us Americans and put the US Wehrmacht to a good use, on the right side – for a change – of self-determination.

We used to stand up to intimidation … those days seem gone forever.

Following that second link, I noticed I have a second signature petitioning the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate to use the 6th Fleet in the cause of peace : thank you Fernando Martinez! I, and the Palestinians, must rely on the generosity of strangers,

See Medea Benjamin’s Israel Lobby AIPAC Down, But Not Out – Yet for an assessment of the state of the Lobby.

3 March

Looks like AIPAC still has enough juice to yank Obama’s chain …

Obama’s Egyption Generals throw Medea Benjamin in the slammer

Medea Benjamin ‏@medeabenjamin
“I’m supposed to go w women’s delegation to Gaza via Egypt but egyptians put me in jail at airport”
6:02 PM – 3 Mar 2014

4 March

Obama’s Egyptian Police stooges break Medea Benjamin’s arm?!

Medea Benjamin ‏@medeabenjamin
“Help. They broke my arm. Egypt police”
12:02 AM – 4 Mar 2014

Is this yet another case of “extraordinary rendition” by the Brennan/Obama torture team? Read the transcript of Amy Goodman’s interview with Medea Benjamin and see if you don’t come away with the feeling that Obama and Netanyahu, together in Washington DC for the duration of Medea’s ‘unexplained’ detention and assault, weren’t the prime movers behind Medea Benjamin’s mini-rendition.

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when the mission is total war
send in the nobel peace prize laureate

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the nobel peace laureate gluts his maw

Obama’s War Against Civilization

The U.S. is in a frenzy of regime-changing aggression, aimed at destabilizing or destroying sovereign states. Obama’s signature is written in blood around the world, as he pursues full spectrum, no-holds-barred, war-without-boundaries against all potential resistance to U.S. imperial rule, anywhere on the planet.

It is almost moot to accuse the Obama administration of interfering with the internal affairs of other nations, since this president does not recognize the elementary rights of nation states.

National sovereignty has been replaced, in the Age of Obama, by an arbitrary “humanitarian” interventionist imperative that can only be exercised by the most powerful.

This is not law, but its opposite: “anti-law,” promulgated by a decaying, outlaw empire.

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all our problems are political

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virtually inexhaustible safe power from a thermonuclear reactor 150 million kilometers distant from our earth

Japan: New radioactive water leak at Fukushima

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) revealed last Thursday that one of the 1,000 makeshift tanks used to hold radioactive water at its Fukushima nuclear plant had leaked more than 100 tonnes of highly contaminated water over the previous day. The leakage—the largest since August 2013—occurs two weeks after revelations that TEPCO deliberately suppressed, for six months, its own findings of extremely high radiation levels in groundwater near the sea.

TEPCO spokesman Masayuki Ono said the company was sorry for “worrying the public with such a leak,” and claimed it was “unlikely” that the radioactive water had reached the ocean, which is just 700 metres away. The water had a radioactivity of 230 million becquerels per litre, 23 million times greater than the legal limit for drinking water.

Energy Dept. set to approve loans for new nuclear power plants

WASHINGTON – The Energy Department is poised to approve $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees for the first nuclear power plants built from scratch in this country in more than three decades.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was expected to announce final approval of the deal at a speech on Wednesday, a day before he visits the $14 billion Vogtle nuclear plant now under construction in eastern Georgia.

Three government officials familiar with the deal confirmed its details Tuesday. They asked not to be identified because the deal has not been made public.

Nuclear power is the most expensive and dangerous method of boiling water ever contemplated.

Obama is not backing any kind of power but the political power of the manufacturers and centralized utilities that will make billions, as TEPCO has, from putting the planet at risk to boil water. And now that the plutonium’s hit the fan TEPCO has collapsed. Having privatized the profits they have socialized the costs. And the costs are mounting each and every day.

There is a virtually inexhaustible source of thermonuclear power at the safe (for ~5 billion years, anyway) distance of 150 million kilometers from earth yet available everywhere on earth.

We could all avail ourselves of its energy for free, harvest it at home without the need for giant utilities between it and ourselves.

If our government were not the wholly owned subsidiary of the TNCs that it is.

The problem in not technical, it is political.

All our problems are. Let’s fix ‘em.

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i ♥ democracy – keep on pm yingluck – don’t back down

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i ♥ democracy – keep on pm yingluck
don’t back down

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the best way to be faithful to the 1932 Revolution is
to repeat it

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the people were a part of the 1932 revolution
the people are the heart of the 2014 revolution

PPT reposts a thought provoking … part of Sulak Sivaraksa’s 15 January 2014 public speech on “Thai Political Institutions” at the 3rd Political Science Academic Fair, School of Liberal Arts, University of Phayao.

Sulak, an avowed ‘elitist’ himself, gives a very interesting rundown – certainly one not often heard within Thai borders – of the Thai monarchy, and then offers three questions on the “wholesomeness” of democracy, which allows corruption and nepotism.

Then, assuming that his listeners agree with him that democracy in Thailand ought to be crushed by his droogies – the Committee for Absolute Democracy with the King as Head of State, he poses them six questions.

First, the ‘correct’ answers to his first set of three questions …

“Is protecting a democratically elected government that has illegitimately engaged in all kinds of corrupt and nepotistic actions an unwholesome or wholesome thing?”

(Purposefully? perhaps unconsciously) misstated :

The choice is to protect democratically elected government itself or to voluntarily put on the chains of ‘elite’ minority rule in Thailand.

“Will this action lead to the benefit and happiness or the harm and ill of the people?”

Democracy is the only hope of Thais, of all mankind. Control of human polities by minorities necessarily leads to the controlling minority’s enjoying the benefits of its own rule and the subjugated majority suffering its ill-effects.

“Why are these considerations less important than preserving the democratic shell?”

(Purposefully? perhaps unconsciously) inverted :

Why is preserving the democratic skeleton more important than burning the fetid corpse of the present corrupt, nepotistic government?

The ‘leaders of the “great mass of people”’ are at least as corrupt and nepotistic as the present elected government, and their re-incarnated government would be as corrupt and nepotistic as well … but anti-democratic to boot.

Preserving democracy in order for the people to be able to rid themselves of corrupt and nepotistic governments whenever they arise is a higher-order goal than swapping in a ‘new’, unelected corrupt and nepotistic government in place of the present. elected corrupt and nepotistic government. The present government can be unelected … not so the Absolute Democrats.

… having answered Sulak’s three questions, we proceed to restate his six pointed questions to the next elected government :

As for the leaders of the Phuea Thai and Shinawatra, if they are serious about change or reform, to what extent have they deeply thought about some of the following issues?

  1. How will the urban-based political elites or ammart be made to serve the people? And how will universities serve emancipatory purposes?

  2. If there is no drastic land reform in the country that guarantees equal land rights, will democracy be meaningful in the country?

  3. When the Peoples Committee for Absolute Democracy with the King as Head of State are gotten rid of, how will the Phuea Thai / Shinawatra handle their puppeteers : the other powerful oligarchs and billionaires who entertain special privileges such as the owners of CP and Beer Chang?

  4. What should the new government’s stance vis-à-vis great powers like the US and China be? Can ASEAN also revitalize the spirit of the Southeast Asian League as conceived by Pridi Banomyong and Ho Chi Minh?

  5. If the monarchy is to be preserved and protected, how will it coexist with democracy? For instance, how will the monarchy be transformed into an accountable and transparent institution that truly serves the people? And

  6. How will the Sangha be transformed from a highly centralized and authoritarian institution into an independent, democratic Wheel of Dhamma?

In conclusion, Siam is at an historical turning point that is fraught with risk and uncertainty. However, this may also be an excellent time to stimulate the unrealized potentials of the 1932 Revolution.

The best way to be faithful to the 1932 Revolution is to repeat it.

Elitist that he is, Sulak refers to Thailand as ‘Siam’, the name given this particular part of Indo-China by the first or second wave of global imperialists – from whom he is no doubt descended – starting a millennium or two ago, when ‘global’ was more local than it is today.

Sulak’s (purposefully? or unconsciously) snarky allusion to the ‘elite’ nature of the 1932 Thai revolution is more or less an insiders’ joke.

It is up to all the peoples of Thailand to sort out their fate for themselves today.

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