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REAL NEWS Aug 13, 2012

Posted by Xaniel777 on August 12, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : August 13, 2012

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Obama May Be In Contempt For Violating NDAA Detention Ruling

From Alexander Higgins Blog

Alexander HigginsPosted by  – August 12, 2012 

A federal judge warned the US government may be in contempt after Obama attorney’s refused to assure NDAA detention isn’t currently being used on citizens.

In the long-running battle to restore the constitution a coalition of journalists and activists filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration because the NDAA was being used to silence government critical reporting and otherwise constitutionally protected activities.

Feds Using NDAA To Silence Journalists Critical Of Government

The NDAA is being challenged in a lawsuit by journalists accused of supporting terrorism for reporting facts that challenge the official US government narrative.

A coalition of prominent journalist known for being critical of the United States in the War on Terror have joined forces to file a lawsuit against Barack Obama and Leon Panetta to challenge the National Defense Authorization act.

The NDAA, also known as the Homeland Battlefield Bill, has legalized a wide variety of totalitarian measures against US citizens by declaring the entire world, including the United States, a battleground in the war against terrorism and is a clear and present danger to the US Constitution.

As I reported before the bill was passed into law:

The United States Congress is set to vote on legislation that authorizes the official start of World War 3.

The legislation authorizes the President of the United States to take unilateral military action against all nations, organizations, and persons, both domestically and abroad, who are alleged to be currently or who have in the past supported or engaged in hostilities or who have provided aid in support of hostilities against the United States or any of its coalition allies.

The legislation removes the requirement of congressional approval for the use of military force and instead gives the President totalitarian dictatorial authority to engage in any and all military actions for an indefinite period of time.

It even gives the President the authority to launch attacks against American Citizens inside the United States with no congressional oversight whatsoever.

Just to recap:

  • Endless War – The war will continue until all hostilities are terminated, which will never happen.

  • No Borders – The president will have the full authority to launch military strikes against any country, organization or person, including against U.S citizens on U.S soil.

  • Unilateral Military Action – Full authority to invade any nation at any time with no congressional approval required.

  • No Clearly Defined Enemy – The US can declare or allege anyone a terrorist or allege they are or have been supporting “hostilities” against the US and attack at will.

  • Authorization To Invade Several Countries – The president would have full authority to invade Iran, Syria, North Korea, along with several other nations in Africa and the Middle East and even Russia and China under the legislation all of which are “known” to have supported and aided hostilities against the United States.

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In accordance with the NDAA, we have seen the US government argue that it can now impose military detention on US citizens.

That means US citizens can be arrested and thrown in jail indefinitely without a right to a trial or even a lawyer.

The US government has also asserted they can ship US citizens they detain to secret overseas prisons where they can be tortured.

The government has even asserted NDAA they are now allowed to preemptively assassinate US citizens they decide t add to a top-secret kill list with no judicial oversight.

The NDAA authorizes the government to do these things based merely on accusations with no need to provide evidence or even proof of their allegations.

Americans were tricked into supporting the NDAA by being assured the legislation would only be used to fight enemy combatants engaged in terrorism.

The government has quickly used vague language in the bill to broaden definition of terrorism and what constitutes supporting terrorism.

In two cases KNOWN cases against US citizens we have seen the enemy combatant label being charged for simply uploading videos to YouTube.

Another US citizen has been charged as an enemy combatant for providing a link to classified information.

That classified information was publicly available on the whistle blowing website WikiLeaks.

Speaking of WikiLeaks, they are now also accused of supporting Al Qaeda because they leaked evidence of US war crimes overseas.

Even Bradley Manning, who the US alleges gave WikiLeaks the classified files, now also qualifies under the broadened definition of supporting Al Qaeda.

Some law enforcement officials in the US and in the UK are operating under the opinion that the Occupy Wall Street movement is a terrorist organization.

Remember, in each of these cases all that is needed to invoke the NDAA to infinitely detain, torture, or even assassinate any of these US citizens is an allegation – no evidence of guilt or even to substantiate the allegation need be provided.

There is no judge and no jury it’s just straight to execution.

Now journalists critical of US government policies are being accused of providing support for terrorism.

Prominent journalist Chris Hedges learned about being placed on the US terror watch list after he was interrogated by Federal government officials apparently because his reporting of facts that oppose the official scripted narrative that is echoed by the corporate media reports is somehow being interpreted as supporting terrorism.

Can you see where this is heading?

Those who question, dissent or expose the government are being treated as providing support for terrorism even when they have no connections to Al Qaeda or any other terrorist organizations.

Furthermore, journalists are being silenced in fear that by reaching by even reporting on certain stories or contacting certain organizations they will become a target of the NDAA.

Chris Hedges how now filed a lawsuit against the government challenging the NDAA.

He is also being joined by a coalition of prominent journalists who have signed on to the lawsuits and issued affidavits in support of his claims.

Included on the lawsuit are Daniel Ellsberg and Noam Chomsky among others.

Naomi Wolf has also signed an affidavit in support of the lawsuit detailing how the NDAA is being used to prevent her from reporting on stories critical of the government because such stories can easily be considered as supporting terrorism.

Today they held a press conference in New York about the lawsuit.

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While the corporate media ignored the law suit those advocating for the journalist were treated as wing nut conspiracy theorists as the government apologists claimed the NDAA gave the government no such powers.

Yet the federal judge who heard the case agreed that the NDAA could be used as the ‘conspiracy theorists’ alleged – namely to throw Americans in jail without trial or jury as long as the government wished without even having to provide evidence of wrongdoing.

In arriving at that decision, the federal judge issued a temporary injunction pending a final ruling declaring NDAA indefinite detention as unconstitutional and ordering the Obama administration to immediately cease any such illegal detentions.

Instead of following the order, Obama openly defied the federal court ban On NDAA indefinite detention and instead argued the ruling only applied to the journalists and activists named in the lawsuit.

The Judge then clarified that the ruling granted all Americans relief from such illegal detention and since that ruling not a single person being detained under the NDAA has been released.

In court last week US attorney’s for Obama refused to assure the judge Obama was following the ruling and that Americans were not currently being illegally detained under the NDAA.

The judge has warned if the order is not being followed the Obama administration is in contempt of court.

More from 12610:

US Attorneys Refuse to Assure Judge That They Are Not Already Detaining Citizens Under NDAA

by Tangerine Bolen
8-9-2012 4:30pm

The US government seems determined to have the power to do away with due process and Americans’ right to a trial.

I am one of the lead plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit against the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the President the power to hold any US citizen anywhere for as long as he wants, without charge or trial.

In May, following a March hearing, Judge Katherine Forrest issued an injunction against it; this week, in a final hearing in New York City, US government lawye… – the power to entirely disregard the Judge and the law.

Indeed, on Monday, August 6, Obama’s lawyers filed an appeal to the injunction – a profoundly important development that as of this writing has been scarcely reported.

 

In the March hearing, the US lawyers had confirmed that yes, the NDAA does give the President the power to lock up people like journalist Chris Hedges and peaceful activists like myself and other plaintiffs.

Government attorneys have stated on record that even war correspondents could be locked up indefinitely under the NDAA.

Judge Katherine Forrest had ruled for a temporary injunction against an unconstitutional provision in this law – after government attorneys refused to provide assurances to the court that plaintiffs and others would not be indefinitely detained for engaging in first amendment activities.

Twice the government has refused to define what it means to be an “associated force”, and it claimed the right to refrain from offering any clear definition of this term, or clear boundaries of power under this law.

This past week’s hearing was even more terrifying: incredibly, in this hearing, Obama’s attorneys refused to assure the court, when questioned, that the NDAA’s provision –

one that permits reporters and others who have not committed crimes to be detained without trial —

has not been applied by the US government anywhere in the world —

AFTER Judge Forrest’s injunction.

In other words, they were saying to a US judge that they could not or would not state whether Obama’s government had complied with the legal injunction that she had lain down before them.

To this, Judge Forrest responded that if the provision has indeed been applied, the United States government itself will be in contempt of court.

Government attorneys also, in this hearing, again presented no evidence to support their position — and brought forth no witnesses.

I have mixed feelings about suing my government, and in particular, my president, over the National Defense Authorization Act.

I voted for Obama.

I even had an Obama dance; and I could not stop crying for joy and pride the night he was elected. I defended him for over two years.

But no longer.

The US public often ignores his actual failings, and more importantly, entirely ignores how, when it comes to the “war on terror”, the US government as a whole has been deceitful, reckless, even murderous.

We lost nearly 3000 people on 9/11.

Then we allowed the Bush administration to lie and force us into war with a country that had nothing to do with that terrible day: we killed between several hundred thousand and one million Iraqi citizens, caused vast harm to our own soldiers and gutted this nation’s treasury for a war that never should have happened.

Given these crimes, it is no wonder that Bush, Obama, and the US Congress appear now to be far more interested in enacting misguided, “boogieman in every corner” “war on terror” policies that distract citizens from investigating the truth about what we’ve done, and what we’ve become, since 9/11.

I, like many in this fight, am now afraid of my government.

We have good reason to be. Due to the NDAA, Chris Hedges, Kai Wargalla, the other plaintiffs and I are squarely in the crosshairs of a “war on terror” that has been an excuse to undermine liberties, trample the US Constitution, destroy mechanisms of accountability and transparency, and cause irreparable harm to millions.

Several of my co-plaintiffs know well the harassment and harm that they incur from having dared openly to defy the US government’s narrative: court testimony included government subpoenas of private bank records of Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir, Wargalla’s account of having been listed as a ‘terrorist group”, and Hedges’ concern that he would be included as a “belligerent” in the NDAA’s definition of the term –

because he interviews members of outlawed groups as a reporter –

a concern that the US attorneys refused on the record to allay.

Other advocates have had email accounts consistently hacked, and often find their electronic communications corrupted in transmission –

some emails vanish altogether –

a now-increasing form of pressure that supporters of state surveillance and intervention in the internet often fail to consider.

I’ve been surprised to find that most people, when I mention that I am suing my president, Leon Panetta, and six members of Congress (four Democrats and four Republicans), thank me –

even before I explain what I’m suing them over!

And when I do explain the fact that I and my seven co-plaintiffs are suing over a law that suspends due process, threatens first amendment rights and takes away the basic right of every citizen on this planet to not be indefinitely detained without charge or trial, their exuberance shifts, and a deeper gratitude shines through their newly somber demeanors.

But this fight has taken a personal toll on many of us, including myself.

This winter, as I led the campaign to amend this lawsuit and was working over 80 hours per week to get everything ready, I suddenly ended up in the emergency room, and have subsequently endured six months of a debilitating neurological illness.

Thus, I have relied on an international team of volunteers, whose courage and energy has led them successfully to garner support for a lawsuit that is an attempt to restore our most fundamental of liberties.

My government seems to have lost the ability to tell – and, perhaps, even to know — the truth about the Constitution any more. I and many others have not.

We are fighting for due process and for the First Amendment; for a country we still believe in; and for a government that is still legally bound to its Constitution.

If that makes us their “enemies”, then so be it.

As long as they cannot call us “belligerents”, lock us up and throw away the key – a power that, incredibly, this past week US government lawyers still asserted is their right to claim .

Against such abuses, we will keep fighting.

I am no radical; I am simply a moderate Democrat, suing my out-of-control government.

For the sake of people everywhere, I sincerely hope we win.

For more details go to: http://stopNDAA.org

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{XANIEL’S NOTE : ” It is time to take traitors like ‘ The Obama ‘, lock them all up and throw away the key !

But ONLY after he/they has had a fair trial as is guaranteed to him/they in our ‘ BILL OF RIGHT’s ‘!

I bet, that he’ll be damn glad to have such a right when it comes time for his trail, because under his very own Nazi unconstitutional law, HE WOULD NOT ! ” }~~~Xaniel777 

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CIA Agents Reveal Secrets of the CIA (Full Version)

 

From Underground Documentaries

“The CIA is a state-sponsored terrorist association. You don’t look at people as human beings.

They are nothing but pieces on the chessboard.” — Verne Lyon, former CIA agent in revealing documentary “Secrets of the CIA”

Secrets of the CIA is a revealing 90-minute documentary. 

In this riveting exposé, five former CIA agents describe how their initial pride and enthusiasm at serving their nation turned to anguish and remorse, as they realized that they were actually subverting democracy and killing innocent civilians all in the name “national security” and promoting foreign policy agendas.

A Notre Dame football star, an aerospace engineering senior at Iowa State, an attractive high school graduate, a young patriot, and an Olympic shooting champion all were recruited by the CIA at a young age.

These five brave individuals risk retaliation in revealing the story of their gradual disillusionment and finally defection from the CIA, as they eventually became convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that they were serving neither democracy, nor the people of their country.

The Olympic shooting champion describes being put in charge of overthrowing the democratically elected government of Guatemala.

The patriot relates his deep remorse for his direct responsibility in the deaths of numerous innocent people for which he can never make amends.

The pretty high school graduate describes how her initial addiction to power and intrigue turned to disgust and horror.

This powerful documentary is a rare and remarkable look at the results of unbridled secrecy and the lengths to which some elements in government will go to achieve questionable foreign policy goals.

Secrets of the CIA

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Military Vehicles in American Neighborhoods

Photo of M-1117 Armored Security Vehicle

From The New American 

Written by   – August 07, 2012

Armed military vehicles are patrolling Wisconsin neighborhoods as part of a training exercise on behalf of the United States Army Reserve.

The Army Reserve issued a warning to residents of Sheboygan County in order to preempt fears caused by the sight of the vehicles.

(Capt. William) Geddes said the U.S. Army Reserve wanted to alert the public to the training dates so residents are not alarmed when a pack of heavily armored military vehicles is driving around the county,” reports Sheboyganpress.com.

The exercises are taking place despite the fact that the troops have already received basic training in handling the M117 Armored Security Vehicles.

“They’re vehicles that these military officers might use if they’re deployed, patrol vehicles,” Geddes said, adding that the drills were to ensure that officers didn’t get “rusty” in handling the M1117s.

The vehicles, which are approximately the size of a large SUV, were used for patrols in Afghanistan.(Xaniel’s Note : ” And now it looks like they’ll be used against American’s very soon” !)~~~Xaniel777

According to the report, local authorities have not been briefed about the planned exercises, which are taking place August 5 through August 17.

“Sheboygan County Administrator Adam Payne said he had not heard about the training exercises. Two city officials declined to comment, because they also had heard nothing about the training,” states Sheboyganpress.com.

But some analysts have articulated concerns that the exercises are just another opportunity for the American people to get “acclimated” with the presence of military vehicles on residential roads in the event of martial law.

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(XANIEL’S NOTE : IN THE EVENT OF MARTIAL LAW ??  No, No, there’s IS Martial Law planned !

My guess is that it’ll hit us all around late October, just before the U.S. elections,

BUT I THINK, only If Israeli Leader Benny Nut-an-Yoyo, attacks Iran just before the Israeli Elections in September.

Otherwise except martial law in the U.S. no later than March of 2013. Although I, myself,  except it sooner than that.

 [Only my opinion, of course])~~~Xaniel777

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In June, for example, heavily armed military vehicles were being used to patrol the streets of St. Louis as part of an exercise.

Local media outlets attempted to paint the entire display in a positive light by featuring interviews with residents that supported the use of the military in order to “cut down on crime.”

One resident told Fox 2, “I think it’s the same way when you go to other countries … they don’t have police officers they have troops, and I think it kind of scares a lot of people … it might cut down on a whole lot of crime because they don’t know if they’re military or the police.”

“I think it’s fantastic because it might slow down some of the crime rate,” added another.

According to the Posse Comitatus Act, however, the military is not supposed to be used for the purposes of domestic law enforcement.

The Act reads:

From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress;

and no money appropriated by this act shall be used to pay any of the expenses incurred in the employment of any troops in violation of this section and any person willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding two years or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Still, there have been indications that the federal government and military were preparing for mass civil unrest.

News reports reveal that the Army and Department of Homeland Security recently purchased riot gear in anticipation of the Democratic National Convention, Republican National Convention, and the presidential inauguration.

The Department of Homeland Security also purchased 450 million rounds of .40 caliber bullets.

President Obama’s signature on the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order in March raised eyebrows and revealed that the federal government feared the type of emergency that requires the federal government to take control over national defense resources.

The purpose of the order, according to its contents, is to make sure the U.S. is prepared to mobilize technological and industrial resources “capable of meeting national defense requirements” and ensure “technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency.”

Fox News reported of the order, “It orders Cabinet agencies to determine military and civilian staffing and evaluate access to resources like suppliers, materials, skilled labor and professional and technical personnel. It also is intended to ensure the U.S. government is prepared ‘in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States.’”(XANIEL’S NOTE : I really don’t care or believe any thing Fox News has to say or report !)~~~Xaniel777

In 2010, CNBC reported that the Pentagon had been planning for the possibility of real economic threats to America:

Ever since the crash of 2008, the Defense Intelligence establishment has really been paying a lot of attention to global markets and how they could serve as a threat to U.S. National security interests.

At one upcoming seminar that we’re going to see here next month, they’re going to be taking a look at a lot of the issues … [including] the use of sovereign wealth funds to manipulate markets, currencies; nation state economic collapse, sovereign default, nation state instability; U.S. Allies’ budgets, deficits, national security infrastructures.

At the same time, the Army launched an operation called “Unified Quest 2011” in which it studied the “implications of ‘large scale economic breakdown’ inside the United States that would force the Army to keep ‘domestic order amid civil unrest.’

The Quest also trained the Army in how to “deal with fragmented global power and drastically lower budgets.”

CNBC concluded, “All different parts of the Pentagon and Defense Intelligence establishment are looking at markets and looking at ways they can present a new kind of threat to the United States.

These are the guys whose job it is to think of the worst possible things that could happen.”

More recently, a United States Army Military Police training manual for “Civil Disturbance Operations” was leaked that outlines how military assets would be used to handle riots, confiscate firearms, and kill Americans during mass civil unrest.

And a mass transport of military tanks through Burbank, California, has some concerned at the prospect of martial law.

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American Police Now “Israeli-DHS Trained,” Precursor To Dictatorship

 

From the Trenches World Report

Posted on August 11, 2012 by David2


Before It’s News –  I guess Ariel Sharon was telling the truth when he said Israel controls America How sickening is that?  Barracuda

Press TV – Slowly, every police department in the United States, at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security, is being trained by Israeli groups.

As part of this training, there is an increased move to use of military uniforms, armored vehicles, heavy weapons, illegal surveillance, lying to the people, press and courts and systematic interference in the electoral system.

They are becoming “Israeli.”

The door to this foreign influence in America was thrown open by the Department of Homeland Security and, in particular, Michael Chertoff, an Israeli citizen who was, in particular, most instrumental as former Director of DHS in implementing policies challenged as unconstitutional, policies the new “Israeli trained” American police are tasked with stopping opposition to.

“Israelization” of American police is a simple process:

– Total militarization of police, military tactics, utter disrespect for civil law, the constitution, civil liberties, freedom of speech and the unbridled growth of centralizedpower under unlimited corruption; government by money and organized crime.

– Systematic suppression of dissent

– Systematic use of intimidation to control the electoral process at every level ofgovernment

– Seamless coordination with military and “internationalist” groups to prepare for mass internment of sectors of the population, numbering in the millions

– Coordinated use of full military power including but not limited to bombing, strafing, heavy artillery and summary executions, the same methods Israel uses on a daily basis

– Even more control of the press, based on the Israeli model, with two “controlled” views, on pro-government and the second, “controlled opposition.”

Infiltration

It is absolutely necessary to differentiate between Israeli companies and those working tied to quasi-governmental organized crime in America.

It is also necessary that citizenry, in particular Americans of Jewish background, recognize that a systematic campaign of controlled and revised history and, more seriously, orchestrated “incidents” are coordinated with groups misrepresenting themselves as defending the Jewish people.

These groups, several come to mind, are, in actuality, Israeli “psyops” groups that actually work on an active basis with terrorists.

What are we saying?

90% of terrorism, worldwide, including many of the mass killing incidents, all show a pattern of involvement by intelligence organizations.

Almost all “terror threats” and “staged announcements” are traced to groups tied directly to the same people who show up at our door with the “cure” to a disease they themselves create.

“While in Abuja, Nigeria, 3 weeks before the attack on the national police station, I met with Chief of Security Gordon Obua, a close friend and told him this:

“We have identified the Headquarters of the National Police as a potential target.

It has an unguarded gate and parking facility and is close to the presidential palace.

We predict that a car bomb will be exploded there, followed by one other bombing attack.

At these attacks, you will be approached by a security company that will offer you, not only protection by a massive bribe.”

The meeting was in the presidential suite of the Transcon Hilton in Abuja, witnessed by my legal team.

The attack as described happened exactly 3 weeks later and the company that came with a suitcase of cash and a promise to turn Abuja, a beautiful city into “Fortress Abuja” is among those now training American police.

The same group is also suspected in the bombing of a Christian Church in Alexandria, Egypt, on January 1, 2011, another car bomb.

Similarly, recent bombings in Cameroon, Kenya and Tanzania have the same “fingerprints.”

The same group “ran” the Detroit “Crotch Bomber.”

The Israeli handlers who worked with Abdullah Mohamed in Yemen and walking him onto a plane to the US with a bomb, no ticket, no passport and no visa, as witnessed by two Detroit area lawyers, Kurt and Lori Haskell, also train American police.

We see this over and over, police, government and terrorists, all the same thing.

Of course, few Americans are aware that the “spokesman” for the group called “al Qaeda” is actually an American named Adam Perlman whose grandfather helped found the ADL (Anti-Defamation League)

To some, terrorism is a business, and like a tire store that leaves nails in the road nearby, some “counter-terrorism” companies have more experience in building car bombs than finding them.

Why America?

Israeli security companies, primarily made up of active Mossad and former Israeli military members, began working across Africa.

Israeli expertise in wiretapping on behalf of ruling parties was what opened the door.

Their expertise, as shown in Britain by the Murdoch/News of the World scandals, is excellent.

They were even able to wiretap the 3 prime ministers, members of the royal family, heads of police and national security agencies, key members of legislative bodies and a hand full of celebrities.

The equipment for this costs millions, can only be brought into the country by diplomatic pouch and its use is considered espionage as it foments broad unregulated and unauthorized wiretapping, totally unaccountable.

Hundreds of such units are with America police departments, as advised by the Department of Homeland Security, to keep track of group they feel require observation, despite recent court rulings that have overturned FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) as unconstitutional.

Among the groups watched are veteran’s organizations, the Tea Party, Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious groups, labor unions, professional organizations and members of government, police officers and members of Federal law enforcement and anti-drug organizations.

Former American military, even the crippled and maimed, now head every “terror watch list.”

Corruption

The truth is, America has a long reputation for corrupt police organizations.

Every few years there is, in every major city, an investigation with the police commissioner and many senior officers imprisoned.

At one point, Bernie Kerik, nominee for head of the Department of Homeland Security and Police Commissioner of the City of New York had actually served as Minister of the Interior of Iraq under the interim US government that ran that country after the 2003 invasion.

Kerik is in prison, originally charged with 16 felonies, some committed while running Iraq and facing a 142 year sentence and millions in fines. In a plea deal, Kerik is only serving 4 years.

Kerik, prior to becoming police commissioner, Minister of the Interior of Iraq and nearly taking over the operation of the largest agency in the United States was New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s driver.

Every major American city and most smaller departments, and there are thousands, are being “retrained,” not to fight corruption but being armed for civil war, trained to work directly with military personnel to police America in accordance with unpublished policies mistakenly announced by Army head, General Odierno, as published in his article for the Council on Foreign Relations in the May/June edition of Foreign Affairs:

“Where appropriate we will also dedicate active-duty forces, especially those with niche skills and equipment, to provide civilian officials with a robust set of reliable and rapid response options.”

As for the Department of Homeland Security, spearheading the Israeli takeover of America’s police, David Rittgers of the Cato Institute has noted:

“A long line of fusion center and DHS reports labeling broad swaths of the public as a threat to national security.

The North Texas Fusion System labeled Muslim lobbyists as a potential threat; a DHS analyst in Wisconsin thought both pro- and anti-abortion activists were worrisome;

a Pennsylvania homeland security contractor watched environmental activists, Tea Party groups, and a Second Amendment rally;

the Maryland State Police put anti-death penalty and anti-war activists in a federal terrorism database;

a fusion center in Missouri thought that all third-party voters and Ron Paul supporters were a threat….”

Wikipedia quotes the following on the quality of management and personnel at DHS, a national scandal in itself:

“In July 2006, the Office of Personnel Management conducted a survey of federal employees in all 36 federal agencies on job satisfaction and how they felt their respective agency was headed.

DHS was last or near to last in every category including;

– 33rd on the talent management index

– 35th on the leadership and knowledge management index

– 36th on the job satisfaction index

– 36th on the results-oriented performance culture index

The low scores were attributed to major concerns about basic supervision, management and leadership within the agency.

Examples from the survey reveal most concerns are about promotion and pay increase based on merit, dealing with poor performance, rewarding creativity and innovation, leadership generating high levels of motivation in the workforce, recognition for doing a good job, lack of satisfaction with various component policies and procedures and lack of information about what is going on with the organization.”

Creating the perfect police state

The visible face of the totalitarian takeover of America is candidate Mitt Romney, sworn to start a world war for Israel, his backers, Sheldon Adelson, gambling boss of Las Vegas and China, the Koch Brothers and the Israel lobby, said to control America’s congress, certainly 100% of the Republican Party.

Gasoline pricing manipulation through terrorism

Gasoline pricing in the world is run by the Koch Brothers who manage the futures market.

Fuel prices are unrelated to oil costs but rather manipulated to serve political interests of two Israeli-American billionaires with extremist views.

During the past two weeks, there have been multiple “accidents” in refineries and with pipelines.

These have, in fact been terror attacks, cutting refinery output in the US significantly, blocking oil pipelines from the Middle East and inside the US.

None of this, and it is terrorism, has been reported.

There is only one cause and that is tied to who benefits from economic problems in an election year, this being Mitt Romney and the Likudist faction in Israel that is advocating war with Iran, not fought by Israel but by the United States, of course.

Patterns

As with the mass shootings, be they Columbine years ago, Gabby Giffords at Tucson or so many others, the anthrax attacks now tied to our own government to the DC sniper, police and federal authorities have given out false press notices, sometimes showed up at crime scenes long after normal response times or may well have been complicit.

Nearly every terrorist act that supposedly occurs in the US involves law enforcement recruiting terrorists or carefully removing key suspects who were actually police officers involved.

The Oklahoma City bombing had several suspects disappear.

The Detroit airport bombing attempt had witnesses report multiple arrests but no trials.

9/11 had nearly arrested, 2 on the George Washington Bridge who set off a truck bomb but disappeared the next day, people we suspect of being tied to law enforcement or “training groups” that are, in reality terrorists.

Terrorism is law enforcement

What careful analysis indicates is that the groups that are training our police are, if not exactly the same, are closely related to groups suspected of being terrorists themselves, providing support for terrorists in Africa and the Middle East.

Should our new police cars say?

“Protect and Serve
Trained by Terrorists
Big Brother is Watching”

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 Israel Beefs Up Military Readiness

 

Antiwar.com

From AntiWar.com

by John Glaser, August 11, 2012

Some view the actions as preparing for war on several fronts, but it could be just more posturing

Israel’s Defense Force is said to be beefing up its defensive capacities and preparing for the possibility of an armed conflict on several fronts, just days after top Israeli officials got in another diplomatic clash on how imminent a threat Iran presents.

The military is “dispersing rations, munitions and strategic supplies among facilities nationwide in order to protect them during wartime,” reports the Israeli Ynet News.

“The IDF plans to store tens of thousands of rations and non-classified ordnances in private locations nationwide,” Ynet News added, “as the location of the major bases is known and they may be targeted by enemy rockets.”

While these could be somewhat ordinary military preparations in what is a hyper-militarized state, some have interpreted these actions as preparations for possible retaliatory strikes from Iran or its allies following some potential Israeli attack on Iran.

The Obama administration reiterated yesterday that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program and that they would know if Iran actually made the decision to begin developing weapons. 

This was an apparent rebuke to Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s claim on Thursday that new US intelligence “transforms the Iranian situation into an even more urgent one.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney would not comment on any alleged new intelligence, other than to reiterate that the US estimate on Iran’s program hasn’t changed from the reigning consensus, that weaponization was halted back in 2003.

Officials in Washington were reportedly livid with the unilateral Israeli leak of US intelligence. 

The incident underscored the apparent distrust between the Obama administration and that of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose administration is frustrated with Obama’s lack of will to attack Iran for a nuclear weapons program it doesn’t have.

Another possibility is that Netanyahu’s administration is just posturing.

But he doesn’t have US support for a unilateral attack at the moment, and the Israeli defense establishment, including many current and former military officials, seems to be strongly against an attack at the moment as well.

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COMMENT BY :  Rivero of WRH.com

I seriously doubt that this is posturing.

It appears that Netanyahu is poised to win the September elections at this point, although the Knesset has seriously raised taxes for the Israeli people, and there has been a lot of complaining, and demonstrations, relative to this issue.

If Netanyahu wins, he may well attack at any point between the elections in Israel, and the elections here in the US, as a way to force Obama’s hand in supporting Israel on such a strike.

He will consider this win as a mandate from the Israeli people to strike Iran at will.

However, there are a couple of strategic considerations that those in the bowels of power in the US and Israel really, really need to consider.

1. What if the offensive is not a quick, surgical “blitzkrieg”, but goes long, and becomes not just an attack on Iran, but a regional, possibly, world war?

2. When Iran counterstrikes against Israel, the Israeli casualties are going to be far more than the 300 figure predicted by Israel’s Ministry of Defense, particularly considering potential strikes from Hezbullah in Lebanon.

3. How comfortable does the Israeli military and civilian leadership feel with the sure and certain knowledge that an attack against Iran will mean the killing many people from one of the oldest surviving Jewish communities in the world, the Jews of Iran?

4. And I would like to remind both Netanyahu and Obama of the following: China has just begun directly developing Iranian oil fields in the south of the country. Therefore, any strike against Iran will be construed as an attack against the national interests of China.

So I would like to ask both gentlemen a question; does a nuclear war with China over an alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program which cannot, to date, be proven to exist, really make any sense whatsoever?

I would like to believe that the short answer will be “No”, from any sane leader in the world.~~Rivero

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Israel seeks to destroy neighbours’ histories and identities

 

From Jeff Goodall.com

August 12th, 2012 

This would not be the first time that the Israelis have endeavoured to destroy historical and cultural artifacts in order to bolster their territorial claims and to eradicate inconvenient elements of the past.

In 2003, in an article headed “Pillaging 7000 Years Of Iraq History No Accident” sub-heading “The Sacking Of Iraq’s Museums – US Wages War Against Culture And History”, Patrick Martin wrote in Rense.com that “US claims to have been taken by surprise by the ransacking of cultural facilities in Baghdad, Mosul and other cities are not credible.

Such a tragedy was not only predictable, it was specifically warned against. . . . Attacking the cultural resources that connect the Iraqi people to 7,000 years of history is part of the process of systematically destroying their national identity.”  (Emphasis added – link to full article below).

A little-known event in 1948 during the “Naqba”, was the Israeli theft of books and manuscripts. 

Journalist Arwa Aburawa, writing in “Sabbah Report” two years ago, refers to “the systematic looting of more than 60,000 Palestinian books by Israeli forces and the attempted destruction of Palestinian culture…

Between May 1948 and February 1949, librarians from the Jewish National Library and Hebrew University Library entered the desolate Palestinian homes of west Jerusalem and seized 30,000 books, manuscripts and newspapers alone.

These cultural assets, which had belonged to elite and educated Palestinian families, were then “loaned” to the National Library where they have remained until now.” 

See link below. 

Not only does Israel wish to achieve complete domination of the Middle East, it also wants to destroy the history, the culture, and the very identity of its neighbours and those it occupies.

We can be sure that an attack on Iran, one of the oldest civilisations in the world with a massive treasure-trove of historical and cultural artifacts, will include widespread theft and destruction as was the case with Iraq.

The United States, Britain, and all other backers and enablers of “gallant little Israel” are fully complicit in these crimes against humanity.

Jeff Goodall.

Foreign-backed armed groups targeting Syrian history

PRESS-TV
August 11th, 2012

Clashes continue in Syria’s largest city Aleppo between the army and foreign-backed militant groups.

This time the Aleppo Castle was the target, but the army managed to repel the assaults, and declared the historical building as safe and intact.

Castle of Aleppo, is a large medieval fortified palace in the centre of the old city of Aleppo.

It is considered to be one of the oldest and largest castles in the world.

Usage of the Citadel hill dates back at least to the middle of the 3rd millennium BC.

Foreign backed armed groups and supporting media outlets emphasized on controlling the castle repeatedly.

Press TV crew headed to the castle, the tension was high, Syrian soldiers were almost everywhere fully geared, two tanks on the sides of the roads and a commander waiting for us.

Upon arriving the archaeological building, the traces of mortars were imprinted on the Defensive bridge, the main gate was Booby-trapped by the armed groups upon attempting to penetrate the historic fortifications and several Syrian soldering were assigned to protect the castle being under hours of attack by the armed groups.

Syrians believe this war against Syria, has already targeted all components of Syrian society, and now foreign backed armed groups and their sponsoring countries are after Syrian 7000 years history.

See original here.

See Patrick Martin’s Rense article here.

See “The great book robbery of 1948″ here.

In 2003, a collection of historical Palestinian costumes destined for display at a conference in Alaska disappeared at Los Angeles airport under “mysterious circumstances”

You can view Wikipedia’s history of Palestinian costumes and embroidery here.

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COMMENTS BY :  Rivero of WRH.com

One glaring example of this deliberate destruction of cultural identities is the “disappearance”, from inside the Los Angeles airport, of a traveling exhibit of Palestinian costumes.

Palestine has a rich tradition of embroidery, and an exhibit of such embroidered clothing was on the way to the Middle East Studies Association’s 2003 conference in Anchorage, Alaska, when the shipment simply vanished into thin air from inside the Los Angeles airport.

Fingers were pointed, but the case was closed without (it is claimed) any leads.

The costumes had vanished forever.

Que Bobo?

Well, clearly Israel was irked by this display of Palestinian culture because Israel justifies their claim to Palestinian lands on the basis that there is no such thing as Palestine, a Palestinian people, or a Palestinian culture.

The only credible motive for the theft and presumed destruction of these Palestinian costumes is a political one, with Israel the only suspect.

And, if Israel will go to such lengths to change history, then everything we have ever been taught in the schools or by the media must be suspect.

History, as taught in our schools and in the media is not factual but a bought-and-paid for commodity, sold to the highest bidder.~~Rivero

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