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REAL NEWS March 12

Posted by Xaniel777 on March 11, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : March 12, 2012

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ISRAEL GETS THE WAR IT’S BEEN BEGGING FOR….

 

From DesertPeace

March 11, 2012

….. But in Gaza again, not Iran.

7 Palestinians, Including a Child, Killed and 24 Others Wounded, Raising Number of Victims of Ongoing Israeli Military Escalation against the Gaza Strip to 18 Deaths and 35 Injuries

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Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have continued the military offensive on the Gaza Strip, which they have initiated since Friday evening, 09 March 2012. This morning, two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed by an Israeli air strike. Thus, the number of Palestinians killed since the beginning of this offensive has risen to 18 and the number of those wounded has risen to 53.

Subsequent to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) into crimes committed by IOF from Friday evening, 09 March 2012 until Saturday noon, 10 March 2012, investigations conducted by PCHR into the latest incidents indicate:

At approximately 12:45 on Saturday, 10 March 2012, an Israeli warplane fired two missiles at a motorcycle that was traveling on a branch road in ‘Abassan village, east of Khan Yunis. Two activists of the Nasser Saladin Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, who live in Bani Suhaila village, east of Khan Yunis, were traveling on the motorcycle. The missiles hit the motorcycle, killing the two activists who were identified as:

1- Hussein Saleem Hassan Barham, 52; and

2- Mansour Kamal Abu Nussaira, 21, who died shortly after having been admitted to the European Gaza Hospital in Khan Yunis.

At approximately 14:00 also on Saturday, Israeli soldiers stationed at observation towers at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east of the northern Gaza Strip town of Jabalya opened fire at a number of Palestinian civilians who got close to the border and threw stones, during the funeral procession of a number of victims of Israeli air strikes. Five civilians were wounded by gunshots, including two ones who were in serious conditions.

At approximately 15:10 on the same day, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a training site of the ‘Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, to the west of al-Maqqoussi apartment buildings in the north of Gaza City. A number of nearby houses were damaged, and as a result, 6 Palestinian civilians were injured by fragments of glass.

At approximately 15:50 also on Saturday, an Israeli warplane fired two missiles at Mahdi Ahmed Abu Shawish, 26, from Rafah, an activist of the Nasser Saladin Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, when he was getting ready to ride his motorcycle in Block J in the south of Rafah refugee camp. Abu Shawish was instantly killed by shrapnel throughout the body. Additionally, 5 civilian bystanders, including a 15-year-old child, were wounded.

At approximately 22:15 on the same day, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a space area in the east of al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City. No casualties were reported.

At approximately 01:20 on Sunday, 11 March 2012, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a number of activists of the Nasser Saladin Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, who were near Doula intersection in the east of al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City. An activist, Ahmed Nafez Saber Deeb, 23, was killed and two others were wounded.

At approximately 07:10 also on Sunday, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a number of Palestinian civilians, mostly children who were playing near their houses in ‘Assaliya Street in the northern Gaza Strip town of Jabalya. As a result, Ayoub ‘Aamer Mohammed ‘Assaliya, 13, was killed, and two of his relatives, including a 7-year-old child, were wounded.

At approximately 08:20, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a number of Palestinian resistance activists to the east of the Car Market in al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the southeast of Gaza City. Two activists were moderately wounded.

At approximately 11:45, a missile fired by an Israeli warplane landed near an agricultural plot belonging to the al-Wehaidi family in al-Fakhoura area in al-Nafaq Street in the northeast of Gaza City. As a result, the guard of the plot, ‘Aadel Saleh Fares al-Essi, 63, from al-Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza City, was killed by shrapnel throughout the body. Additionally, two resistance activists were seriously wounded.

PCHR reiterates condemnation of these crimes and expresses utmost concern over such escalation, and:

1- Stresses that these crimes are part of the escalation of crimes committed by IOF in the occupied Palestinian territory, especially in the Gaza Strip, in which IOF have used excessive and disproportional force in disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians.

2- Calls upon the international community to immediately take an action to stop such crimes and reiterates its call for the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligations under Article 1 which stipulates “the High Contracting Parties undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances,” and their obligations under Article 146 which requires that the Contracting Parties prosecute persons alleged to commit grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention. These grave breaches constitute war crimes under Article 147 of the same Convention and under Protocol I Additional to Geneva Conventions.

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Illuminati Use China to Loot the West

 

From Benjamin Fulford’s Blog

03/12/2012

QUESTION :

Subject: Fwd: Fw: Illuminati Use China to Loot the West

hi ben –  I wonder if you have seen this ?  it seems there is a dual game being played !!  is Ch to be trusted ??

Friends, 

David Richards — Illuminati Use China to Loot the West

http://www.henrymakow.com/illuminati_use_china_to_loot_t.html

ANSWER :

Hello,

That was a very interesting article. It is true that the West has been transferring technology and know-how to China. It is also true that China has been helping poor countries around the world develop.

In order to prevent world war 3 and develop trust between nations and peoples, mutual sharing of knowledge and trust is essential. When looking at Chinese investments and activities, the question you need to ask in each specific case is “are they doing good or evil?”

Benjamin Fulford

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Obama signs anti-protest Trespass Bill

 

From BlackListedNews

March 10, 2012

Source: RT

Only days after clearing Congress, US President Barack Obama signed his name to H.R. 347 on Thursday, officially making it a federal offense to cause a disturbance at certain political events — essentially criminalizing protest in the States.

RT broke the news last month that H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, had overwhelmingly passed the US House of Representatives after only three lawmakers voted against it. On Thursday this week, President Obama inked his name to the legislation and authorized the government to start enforcing a law that has many Americans concerned over how the bill could bury the rights to assemble and protest as guaranteed in the US Constitution.

Under H.R. 347, which has more commonly been labeled the Trespass Bill by Congress, knowingly entering a restricted area that is under the jurisdiction of Secret Service protection can garner an arrest. The law is actually only a slight change to earlier legislation that made it an offense to knowingly and willfully commit such a crime.

Under the Trespass Bill’s latest language chance, however, someone could end up in law enforcement custody for entering an area that they don’t realize is Secret Service protected and “engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct”or “impede[s] or disrupt[s] the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions.”

The Secret Service serves as the police that protects not just current and former American presidents, but are also dispatched to monitor special events of national significance, a category with a broad cast of qualifiers.

In the past, sporting events, state funerals, inaugural addresses and NATO and G-8 Summits have been designated as such by the US Department of Homeland Security, the division that decides when and where the Secret Service are needed outside of their normal coverage.

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund tells the International Business Times that the Trespass Bill in its current form “means it’s easier to prosecute under ‘knowingly,’” instead of both knowingly and willfully, “which is an issue because someone could knowingly enter a restricted but not necessarily realize they are committing a crime.”

 Speaking with IB Times, Verheyden-Hilliard tries to lay to rest claims that the Constitution will be crippled by the Trespass Bill, but acknowledges that it does indeed allow law enforcement to have added incentive to arrest protesters who could be causing a disturbance.

“[HR 347] has been described as a death knell for the First Amendment, but that isn’t supported by the facts,” Verheyden-Hilliard adds. This has always been a bad law.”

Gabe Rottman of the American Civil Liberties Union adds to IB Times, “Bottom line, it doesn’t create any new violations of the law.” So far, however, it has raised awareness of the levels that the US government are willing to go to in order to make it harder to express ones’ self.

Under the act, protesting in areas covered by Secret Service could land a demonstrator behind bars, and the thing about the Secret Service (in case you couldn’t tell by their name), is that they don’t always make it clear where they are. You could even say that the service they provide, at times, is kept secret.

Presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are now officially covered under Secret Service protection, making it a federal offense to disrupt a campaign stop. That means whether it’s by way of a glitter bomb protest or causing a disturbance on the same Holiday Inn hotel floor that Santorum is staying in, doing such could cause a bit of a legal battle for the persons involved.

Although the G-8 Summit originally scheduled for Chicago this spring would have made much of the Windy City a protected area where crimes could easily be tacked on to arrested protesters, the event was moved this week to the presidential retreat at Camp David. In turn, many have suggested that the White House is only going out of their way to limit protesting rights.

While a Chicago summit would have meant the Trespass Bill could have been enforced in the same area where thousands of demonstrators were expected to protest, moving the event to a heavily fortified rural location will instead deter protesters from likely coming close atto the meeting at all.

And before you forget, the president can now detain you for getting too close to his front yard, order your assassination if the country considers you a threat and lock you away for life with no charge if you’re alleged to be a terrorist. You, on the other hand, can’t yell obscenities at Newt Gingrich without risking arrest.

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We Take Care of Our Own: Eric Holder and the End of Rights

 

From HUFF POST Politics
March 12, 2012

Peter Van Buren

Fmr. State Department Iraq PRTleader; Author, ‘We Meant Well’

Historians of the future, if they are not imprisoned for saying so, will trace the end of America’s democratic experiment to the fearful days immediately after 9/11, what Bruce Springsteen called the days of the empty sky, when frightened, small men named Bush and Cheney made the first decisions to abandon the Constitution in the name of freedom and created a new version of the security state with the Patriot Act, Guantanamo, secret prisons and sanctioned torture by the U.S. government.

They proceeded carefully, making sure that lawyers in their employ sanctioned each dark act, much as kings in old Europe used the church to justify their own actions.

Those same historians will remark from exile on the irony that such horrendous policies were not only upheld by Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and professor of Constitutional law, but added to until we came to the place we sadly occupy today: the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, publicly stating that the American Government may murder one of its own citizens when it wishes to do so, and that the requirements of due process enshrined in the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment, itself drawn from the Magna Carta that was the first reflowering of basic human rights since the Greeks, can be satisfied simply by a decision by that same president.

Yesterday will thus be remembered as the day we gave up. No more clever wordplay (enhanced interrogations, “patriot” act, targeted killing, kinetic operations) but a simple declaration that the U.S. government will kill its own citizens when it wishes to, via a secret process we, and our victims, are not allowed to know or contest.

Brevity in Our Freedom

Like most of the Bill of Rights, the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution is beautiful in its brevity and clarity. When you are saying something true, pure, clean and right, you often do not need many words: “… nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”

There are no footnotes in the Fifth Amendment, no caveats, no secret memos, no exceptions for war, terrorism, mass rape, creation of concentration camps, acts of genocide, child torture or any evil. Those things are unnecessary, because in the beauty of what Lincoln offered to his audience as “a government of the people, by the people, for the people,” the government would be made up of us, the purpose of government was to serve us, and the government would be beholden to us. Such a government would be incapable of killing its own citizens without care and debate and open trial.

With the excuse all tyrants proclaim, protecting the nation, on or about September 30, 2011 a U.S. drone fired a missile in Yemen and killed American Citizen Anwar al Awlaki, born in the United States and tragically devoted to al Qaeda. About a week later, the U.S. murdered al Awaki’s 16 year old son.

The U.S. had shot at the elder al Awlaki before, on May 7, 2011 under Obama’s orders, and under the Bush administration. Before the U.S. government killed his son, attorneys for al Awlaki’s father tried to persuade a U.S. District Court to issue an injunction preventing the government killing of al Awlaki. A judge dismissed the case, ruling the father did not have standing to sue.

This was the first time in our nation’s history that a father sought to sue to prevent the government from extra-legally killing his son. The judge in the case surrendered to his post-9/11 fear and wrote that it was up to the elected branches of government, not the courts, to determine whether the United States has the authority to murder its own citizens by decree.

Fear Shaped by Lies to Compel Compliance

In his speech, Attorney General Holder said things no honest man would ever believe would be said by the highest law officer in the United States.

Holder said “that a careful and thorough executive branch review of the facts in a case amounts to ‘due process’ and that the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment protection against depriving a citizen of his or her life without due process of law does not mandate a ‘judicial process.'”

Holder thus also declaimed that the victim also has no right to a defense, no right to speak on his behalf, no right to examine and refute the evidence against him and no right even to know his life will be taken under the decision of a few men in Washington. Indeed, Holder made clear that the government’s decision to kill overshadowed the right to self-defense in saying “An individual’s interest in making sure that the government does not target him erroneously could not be more significant. Yet it is imperative for the government to counter threats posed by senior operational leaders of al Qaeda, and to protect the innocent people whose lives could be lost in their attacks.”

Holder said he rejected any attempt to label such operations assassinations, invoking the same airbrush of lawfulness that fueled the Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials and the Holocaust. “Assassinations are unlawful killings. The U.S. government’s use of lethal force in self-defense against a leader of al Qaeda or an associated force who presents an imminent threat of violent attack would not be unlawful.”

Sluts All

So while the popular media remembers yesterday as the day Rush apologized for calling someone a slut and Republican candidates ignored the wave of history to carp about birth control, historians will look back on March 5, 2012 as the day America gave up on its experiment with unalienable rights, rights that are natural, not given, rights independent of governments, what our Declaration explained to an unsure forming nation as “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

And that is the saddest part of a very sad day: the majority of Americans — the consent of the governed — seemingly do not care what Holder said, and are even now bleating on internet forums and likely in comments below to this article about the need to kill more terrorists, adding terrified, empty justifications to Holder’s clever Newspeak. We did not have our freedom taken from us, we gave it away.

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Woman in the military: beaten, raped, murdered and set on fire

 

From Alexander Higgins Blog

  Posted by  – March 9, 2012

A chilling video about the treatment of woman in the military and the lengths the government goes to cover it up – PFC LaVena Johnson: The Silent Truth

 

Watch: U.S. Covers Up Womans Murder and gets Caught!!!

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EIGHT female Marines claim gang rape and sex assault at prestigious Marine barracks

 

From The Daily Mail Online

By BETH STEBNER
UPDATED: 14:03 EST, 6 March 2012

‘They threatened me with death and raped me’:

  • Eight former Marines allege that they were raped or sexually assaulted at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.

  • They say there were little or no punishments for their alleged rapists

  • Some were called ‘walking mattresses’ and ‘sluts’ by fellow Marines

  • Department of Defence said in January there were approximately 19,000 sexual assaults in the military

In the latest string of shocking sex assault allegations in the military, eight female Marines stationed at one of the country’s most prestigious bases filed a lawsuit today claiming U.S. military officers tolerate a ‘staggering’ level of sexual assaults.

Lt Ariana Klay and Lt Elle Helmer both claim they were raped at the U.S. Marine Barracks in Washington D.C., one of the most prestigious bases in the country.

They said that in addition to being raped with little or no justice following the alleged incidents, their fellow Marines ridiculed them for being ‘sluts’ and ‘walking mattresses.’

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Raped: Lt Elle Helmer also says she was raped and no punishment came about for her accused rapist
Rape claim: Lt Ariana Klay says she was raped by two men - a former Marine and a commanding officer

No justice: Lt Elle Helmer, left, and Lt Ariana Klay, right, both claim they were raped in the Washington, D.C. barracks, and were later mocked by fellow Marines, who called them ‘sluts’

Prestigious: The Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. are regarded as one of the best in the nation

Prestigious: The Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. are regarded as one of the best in the nation

Death threat: Lt Klay alleged that the men threatened to kill her, then began raping her. The lawsuit accuses the military of a having a 'high tolerance for sexual predators in their ranks'

Death threat: Lt Klay alleged that the men threatened to kill her, then began raping her. The lawsuit accuses the military of a having a ‘high tolerance for sexual predators in their ranks’

One of the plaintiffs in the case is Lt Ariana Klay, who graduated with honours from the U.S. Naval Academy, joined the Marine Corps, and went on to serve in Iraq, claims that her rapists threatened to kill her and said they wanted to humiliate her.

The lawsuit claims that once Lt Klay began serving at the Marine Barracks in Washington, she encountered an atmosphere of ‘harassment and abuse that culminated in Lt Klay being gang-raped at her private residence one block away from the base’ in August 2010.

The document alleges that several senior officers made verbal sexual advances toward her, and the sexual assault culminated when her civilian boss and her commanding officer allegedly entered her residence.

Lt Klay told the Today show: ‘They threatened me with death and raped me.’

She added: (My commanding officer) said that I had humiliated him in front of his junior Marines and he wanted to humiliate me back.’ 

Elle Helmer, who was the former Barracks public information officer and a lieutenant, said she was also raped by a superior officer back in March 2006, the Today show reported.

Lt Helmer told the Today show that a Marine Barracks officer ‘grabbed my shoulder and pushed me against the wall and tried to kiss me.’ 

Mocked: The lawsuit alleges that aside from their rapists facing no charges, the female Marines faced ridicule from their peers, who called them 'walking mattresses' and 'sluts'

Mocked: The lawsuit alleges that aside from their rapists facing no charges, the female Marines faced ridicule from their peers, who called them ‘walking mattresses’ and ‘sluts’

Farce: One Marine in charge of filing complains posted a supposedly-satirical 'Hurt Feelings Report' to their Facebook page, with reasons for filing including 'I am a cry baby' and 'I want my mommy'

Farce: One Marine in charge of filing complains posted a supposedly-satirical ‘Hurt Feelings Report’ to their Facebook page, with reasons for filing including ‘I am a cry baby’ and ‘I want my mommy’

Service: Lt Klay, who graduated with honours from the U.S. Naval Academy, joined the Marine Corps, and went on to serve in Iraq, claims that her rapists threatened to kill her and said they wanted to humiliate her

Service: Lt Klay, who graduated with honours from the U.S. Naval Academy, joined the Marine Corps, and went on to serve in Iraq, claims that her rapists threatened to kill her and said they wanted to humiliate her.

When she tried to flee, she said the officer ‘slammed the door on my arm and pulled me back in.’ After that moment, Lt Helmer said she lost consciousness, but is sure of what happened.

‘I have zero doubt that my company commander raped me the night of March 16,’ she said.

However, officials at the Marine Barracks said the allegations were ‘thoroughly investigated’ and found to be uncorroborated, the Today show said.

The lawsuit says that the men in question were in no way punished. Beyond that, he was featured on a nationally televised recruitment commercial while under investigation.

However, after Lt Klay reported the rapes, the Marine Corps said she must have welcomed the assaults because she wore make up and skirts – which were part of her regulated uniform – and exercised in running shorts, the lawsuit claims.

Lt Helmer was recruited from The Basic School to server as Public Affairs Officer at the barracks. 

In a statement, she said that a photograph of her was required as part of the application, and that she was selected because the Marine Barracks wanted an attractive female to serve as a ‘poster child.’

She alleges that after a mandatory night of drinking with fellow officers, a Marine Major attempted to kiss her back at the Barracks. Lt Helmer resisted, and awoke the next morning in his office, wearing his shorts.

Despite reporting to a senior officer that she had been raped, the lawsuit alleges that little was done immediately after to investigate. NCIS conducted a short investigation with inconclusive results, and the Marine Corps ‘lost’ her rape kit.

Happier times: Lt Klay, far left, pictured with her brother David. After Lt Klay reported the rapes, the Marine Corps said she must have welcomed the assaults because she wore make up and skirts

Happier times: Lt Klay, far left, pictured with her brother David. After Lt Klay reported the rapes, the Marine Corps said she must have welcomed the assaults because she wore make up and skirts

The lawsuit is the latest in an alarming number of sexual assault allegations and estimation by secretary of Defence Leon Panetta that more than 19,000 assaults annually occur within the ranks.

The lawsuit also brings forward a ‘Hurt Feelings report’ posted by a female officer in charge of Marine barracks protocol. 

The report, intended to be satirical, brutally mocks those making the complaints, with some reasons for filing the report being ‘I am a little b*tch,’ ‘I am a cry baby,’ and ‘I want my mommy,’ the Today show said.

Lt Klay and Lt Helmer first spoke publically about their stories in The Invisible War, a documentary slated to be released this spring that looks into the alarming amount of sexual assaults and rapes within ranks.

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Army Suicides Up 80 Percent Since Invasion of Iraq

Rates of suicide have increased even more under Obama

Antiwar.com

From AntiWar.com

by John Glaser, March 08, 2012

The number of suicides in the U.S. Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, according to an analysis published in the British journal Injury Prevention by American military doctors.

The number of Army suicides began to trend upwards in following the invasion of Iraq in 2004 after 25 years of being well below civilian rates of suicide. By 2008, 140 Army personnel committed suicide, 80 percent higher than in 2004.

“This increase, unprecedented in over 30 years of U.S. Army records, suggests that 30 percent of suicides that occurred in 2008 may be associated with post-2003 events following the major commitment of troops to Iraq, in addition to the ongoing operations in Afghanistan,” says the study.

The rise paralleled an increase in counseling and hospitalisation for mental health problems. From 2003, these rates nearly doubled. ”The 2008 rate indicates that more than one-fifth of all active-duty soldiers had an ambulatory [walk-in] visit for a mental health disorder, implying a prevalent public health problem,” the study concludes.

The study does not include suicides from other branches of the U.S. military and does not include figures through key decisions of the Obama administration, like the 2009 surge in Afghanistan. But in 2010, the U.S. Army announced that it faced a record number of suicides among Army personnel, with 160 active-duty soldiers taking their own lives.

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