Saturday, March 17, 2012

President Obama and His Key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals | This Can't Be Happening

President Obama and His Key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals | This Can't Be Happening: In international relations and international law, the same applies. Under the Nuremberg Principles, later incorporated into the United Nations Charter, to which the United States is a signatory, the planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, which is defined as a war started against another nation that does not pose an imminent threat of attack on the aggressor nation or nations, is the highest of war crimes, for which the perpetrators are liable for the death penalty. Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of those above acts is an equally serious capital crime.

Police Pepper-Spray, Beat Occupy the Midwest Protesters Bloody | Occupy America

Police Pepper-Spray, Beat Occupy the Midwest Protesters Bloody | Occupy America: At an Occupy the Midwest gathering in St. Louis on Thursday, at least 14 occupiers were arrested by local police after being pepper-sprayed, and beaten bloody.

Friday, March 16, 2012

James Petras and Robin Eastman Abaya: Israel’s Willing Executioners:         : Information Clearing House

  James Petras and Robin Eastman Abaya: Israel’s Willing Executioners:         : Information Clearing House: When Obama performed his infamous annual belly crawl to pleasure the AIPAC delegates and their Israeli guests, in the midst of cheers over his re-affirmation of America’s unconditional loyalty to the state of Israel, he also quietly asked Israel to lower the war cries at least until after the November elections because of its effects on the price of gasoline on the American voter[36].

   "The End Of Israel": Information Clearing House

   "The End Of Israel": Information Clearing House
 

Honduras: When Engagement Becomes Complicity | FPIF

Honduras: When Engagement Becomes Complicity | FPIF: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Honduras on March 6 with a double mission: to quell talk of drug legalization and reinforce the U.S.-sponsored drug war in Central America, and to bolster the presidency of Porfirio Lobo.

    Maid in Lebanon Abuse Video Kills Herself     : Information Clearing House

    Maid in Lebanon Abuse Video Kills Herself: Information Clearing House
 

Wanna Bet? Murder = Terror, Murder =Apology in Afghanistan | We Meant Well - Peter Van Buren

Wanna Bet? Murder = Terror, Murder =Apology in Afghanistan | We Meant Well - Peter Van Buren
" I am willing to offer a bet with anyone willing to take it that no US Government official will characterize this cold blooded murder as “terrorism.” I am willing also to bet that had an Afghan killed American children and women, US Government officials would immediately characterize that cold blooded murder as “terrorism.”

American Morlocks::  Another Civilian Massacre and the Savagery of Our Soldiers         : Information Clearing House

American Morlocks::  Another Civilian Massacre and the Savagery of Our Soldiers         : Information Clearing House: According to the official U.S. government story, the attacks of September 11, 2001 were carried out by 19 hijackers, none of whom were from Afghanistan. Fifteen were from Saudi Arabia, two from the United Arab Emirates, one from Egypt and another from Lebanon. None of them lived in Afghanistan. They lived in Hamburg, Germany. They didn't train in Afghanistan, but rather in Sarasota, Florida. They didn't attend flight school in Afghanistan; their school was in Minnesota. The attacks were reportedly planned in many places, including Falls Church, Virginia and Paris, France, but not in Afghanistan.

OpEdNews - Article: WaPo: State Proposes Firing Whistleblower Peter Van Buren for Exercising 1st Amendment Rights

OpEdNews - Article: WaPo: State Proposes Firing Whistleblower Peter Van Buren for Exercising 1st Amendment Rights: The Washington Post reports that the State Department has proposed firing whistleblower Peter Van Buren.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wilkerson on Panetta and Holder

Wilkerson on Panetta and Holder

Women's Health Supporters Hilariously Flood Republicans' Facebook Walls With Sarcasm ("Can You Help Me Choose a Tampon?") | AlterNet

Women's Health Supporters Hilariously Flood Republicans' Facebook Walls With Sarcasm ("Can You Help Me Choose a Tampon?") | AlterNet: For at least the past few days, it seems that women and women's health supporters have been flooding anti-choice Republicans' Facebook pages with often hilarious criticisms of their efforts to roll back women's rights. Take a look at some of these great posts to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's wall from the past day (screen-grabbed in case the comments are deleted):

The United States Has Been Enabling Torture for Decades | Truthout

The United States Has Been Enabling Torture for Decades | Truthout: Marjorie Cohn – a law professor and past president of the National Lawyer's Guild – has assembled a compelling interdisciplinary anthology on the "normalization" of torture as an extension of American foreign policy. This is not a new occurrence limited to the so-called "war on terror," but extends back decades.

The 9/11 Passenger Paradox: What happened to Flight 93? | Veterans Today

The 9/11 Passenger Paradox: What happened to Flight 93? | Veterans TodayMiller also reportedly said that it “looked like someone took a scrap truck, dug a 10-foot ditch and dumped all this trash into it…I stopped being coroner after about 20 minutes, because there were no bodies there. It became like a giant funeral service.”

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I Don’t Want To See Their Faces; I Don’t Want To Hear Them Scream By Christopher Cooper

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/afghan_faces_redone-560x182.jpg: March 12, 2012 "Common Dreams" -- The whole thing is regrettable, really. Shocking, truth to tell. And so sad, I’m sure, for those people, those blanket-wearing, beard-growing, false-god-worshiping, probably-related-to-terrorists, citizens of Afghanistan whose wives and children and babies were gunned down in their beds, shot, murdered, slaughtered, and then burned by one of America’s finest Sunday morning. But hey, what are ya gonna do? These things happen.

American woman abandons adopted Russian twins, 15 months, on St Petersburg street | Mail Online

American woman abandons adopted Russian twins, 15 months, on St Petersburg street | Mail Online: Twins adopted by an American woman, 28, were found abandoned on a freezing Russian street with a note saying she no longer wanted them.

Sasha and Masha are just 15 months old and the 'cruelty' of the mother's rejection has led to a demand from the Kremlin's children's tsar Pavel Astakhov for a total ban on adoptions to American parents.

Trump Sons Slammed for 'Desecrating' Elephant - Donald Jr., Eric shown posing with big game hunting kills

Trump Sons Slammed for 'Desecrating' Elephant - Donald Jr., Eric shown posing with big game hunting kills: (Newser) – Donald Trump's sons went on a hunting safari in Africa last year, and thought it would be a good idea to pose in photo after photo with the animals they killed. Said photos surfaced yesterday, and not surprisingly, animal rights groups are outraged, TMZ reports. One picture in particular shows Donald Jr. standing next to a dead elephant, holding up the elephant's severed tail.

PressTV - Afghan tribal leaders: Afghan civilians’ massacre pre-planned

PressTV - Afghan tribal leaders: Afghan civilians’ massacre pre-plannedAfghan tribal leaders say the recent massacre of Afghan civilians by US troops has been pre-planned and not carried out by a lone soldier, Press TV reports.

US Nun Tortured in Central America Recalls the Nightmare | Truthout

US Nun Tortured in Central America Recalls the Nightmare | Truthout
 Experience, we are told, is a great teacher.  If this is so, then my classroom was a clandestine prison and my teachers, experts in the commission of crimes against humanity.  There were others on this cruel faculty as well, drawn from two governments, the Guatemalan and my own.

Monday, March 12, 2012

  Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers       : Information Clearing House

  Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers       : Information Clearing House: Totalitarian systems disempower an unsuspecting population by gradually making legal what was once illegal. They incrementally corrupt and distort law to exclusively serve the goals of the inner sanctums of power and strip protection from the citizen. Law soon becomes the primary tool to advance the crimes of the elite and punish those who tell the truth. The state saturates the airwaves with official propaganda to replace news. Fear, and finally terror, creates an intellectual and moral void.

PressTV - ‘US forces burned bodies of Afghans after massacre’

PressTV - ‘US forces burned bodies of Afghans after massacre’: Afghan eyewitnesses say US troopers have burnt nearly a dozen bodies of the Afghan victims, whom American servicemen had killed during an earlier massacre.

Intolerable Israel-News Analysis-03-11-2012 - YouTube

Intolerable Israel-News Analysis-03-11-2012 - YouTube

Invisible Children Funded By Antigay, Creationist Christian Right « SpeakEasy

Invisible Children Funded By Antigay, Creationist Christian Right « SpeakEasy: What does Invisible Children share in common with the Discovery Institute, the leading organization promoting “Intelligent Design”, a pseudo-scientific theory created to insinuate creationist ideas into public schools — or with The Call, whose leader Lou Engle claims homosexuals are possessed by demons, calls God an “avenger of blood” and a “terrorist”, and in May 2010 staged a rally in Kampala, Uganda, at which Engle warned of a gay menace to society and shared a stage with one of the authors of Uganda’s notorious Anti Homosexuality Bill ?

Al Jazeera journalists quit channel citing bias on Syria coverage - YouTube

Al Jazeera journalists quit channel citing bias on Syria coverage - YouTube

Sunday, March 11, 2012

US soldiers killing 16 Afghan civilians were drunk

US soldiers killing 16 Afghan civilians were drunk: According to Afghan officials, a rampage and shooting spree was carried out by American soldiers who were laughing and appeared to be drunk.

FBI Director won't say if the President can have Americans killed in America:WRH

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED | The History The US Government HOPES You Never Learn!

Freedom Rider: Cuba: An African Odyssey

Freedom Rider: Cuba: An African Odyssey: Our government and the wealthy and powerful work hand in hand with the corporate media to keep us uninformed. The specter of white supremacy is also a factor in the misleading of people in the telling of history. I was raised to read the paper and/or watch the news every day, but despite all my years of reading newspapers, I did not know that the Cubans were instrumental in freeing Nelson Mandela from imprisonment.

Notable Quotes

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove....but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth." -Unknown

“I am not even an atheist so much as an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful. Reviewing the false claims of religion I do not wish, as some sentimental materialists affect to wish, that they were true. I do not envy believers their faith. I am relieved to think that the whole story is a sinister fairy tale; life would be miserable if what the faithful affirmed was actually true.... There may be people who wish to live their lives under cradle-to-grave divine supervision, a permanent surveillance and monitoring. But I cannot imagine anything more horrible or grotesque.”
Christopher Hitchens



"Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us; they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them."- Hunter S. Thompson

"Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that."--George Carlin

"I look at it this way... For centuries now, man has done everything he can to destroy, defile, and interfere with nature: clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains, poisoning the atmosphere, over-fishing the oceans, polluting the rivers and lakes, destroying wetlands and aquifers... so when nature strikes back, and smacks him on the head and kicks him in the nuts, I enjoy that. I have absolutely no sympathy for human beings whatsoever. None. And no matter what kind of problem humans are facing, whether it's natural or man-made, I always hope it gets worse."--George Carlin

"Recent history has repeatedly proven that nothing said by Washington and its officials should be accepted at face value. No other government in the world has been implicated in so many egregious lies as the United States."
-- Bill Van Auken

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The unwilling, led by the unqualified, doing the unnecessary for the indifferent and the ungrateful." -Anonymous Grafitti

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running and robbing the country. That's our problem.": -Howard Zinn

"If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing." -Anatole France

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."- Frederick Douglas
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"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent, in fact, I am religious."- Albert Einstein

"Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe." -Albert Einstein

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin

“Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole,”- Marx

“I heard too many lies spewed out by Ronald Reagan and the State Department to justify these killings. And by the time I was in Gaza, looking at the twisted limbs of dead women and children and listening to Israeli and U.S. officials describe an Israeli airstrike as a “surgical” hit on Islamic militants, it was over. I knew the dark heart of America.

I knew who we were, what we did, what we actually stood for and the terrifying and willful innocence that permits most Americans to think of themselves as good and virtuous when they are, in reality, members of an efficient race of killers and ruthless profiteers.”-Chris Hedges. American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner.



"Tis better to remain silent and be thought the fool than to speak and remove all doubt".-Johnson, Lincoln, Twain????

"He who can lead you to believe an absurdity can lead you to commit an atrocity." -Voltaire

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."- Anatole France

“The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” ― Henry Beston

"The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." --Frank Zappa

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." -- John Adams

"The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free."--Aldous Huxley

“An accumulation of wealth at one pole of society indicates an accumulation of misery and overwork at the other”. --Karl Marx

"Americans are the most entertained and least informed people in the world."- Neil Postman


"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

"I have as much authority as the pope, I just don't have as many people that believe it." -George Carlin

"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." --Huang Po

"Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms - of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival. "- Frederick Douglass

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."- John Steinbeck

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."- Malcolm X

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."- Howard Zinn

"Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time. ”
George Carlin

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention." -- Molly Ivins


"Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness, and an attempt to avoid, by trickery, the rules of the game as laid down. I do not choose to admit weakness. I accept the challenge of responsibility. Life, as it is, does not frighten me, since I have made my peace with the universe as I find it, and bow to its laws... It seems to me that organized creeds are collections of words around a wish. I feel no need for such. I know that nothing is destructible; things merely change forms. When the consciousness we know as life ceases, I know that I shall still be part and parcel of the world. I was a part before the sun rolled into shape and burst forth in the glory of change. I was, when the earth was hurled out from its fiery rim. I shall return with the earth to Father Sun, and still exist in substance when the sun has lost its fire, and disintegrated into infinity to perhaps become a part of the whirling rubble of space. Why fear? The stuff of my being is matter, ever changing, ever moving, but never lost; so what need of denominations and creeds to deny myself the comfort of all my fellow men?" - Zora Neale Hurston

"Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life.It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your Honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant,self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse."-Mark Twain

"Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts."-Molly Ivins

"The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." - Carl Sagan