Saturday, August 3, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Our Man In Moscow

OpEdNews - Article: Our Man In Moscow: "So what is the "extremely disappointed" Obama administration, the Orwellian/Panopticon complex and the discredited US Congress to do? Send a Navy Seal Team 6 to snatch him or to target assassinate him -- turning Moscow into Abbottabad 2.0? Drone him? Poison his borscht? Shower his new house with depleted uranium? Install a no-fly zone over Russia?"

OpEdNews - Article: Cacophony from U.S. Politicos over Russia Granting Asylum to Snowden Nothing but Bluster

OpEdNews - Article: Cacophony from U.S. Politicos over Russia Granting Asylum to Snowden Nothing but Bluster: "The cacophony coming from the White House and a couple U.S. Senators these past few days over Russia granting temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, though predictable, is nothing but absolute bluster."

Friday, August 2, 2013

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: American High School Textbooks Perpetuate The Big Lie

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: American High School Textbooks Perpetuate The Big Lie: "This summer the world will pause to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most Americans are still supportive of Truman’s decision despite overwhelming historical evidence the bomb had “nothing to do with the end of the war,” in the words of Major General Curtis E. LeMay."

Video Shows Israeli Soldier Beating Palestinian Workers “Without Mercy”

Video Shows Israeli Soldier Beating Palestinian Workers “Without Mercy”: "The horrifying incident occurred in April 2009 outside the Israeli Jewish-only settlement of Petzael in the occupied West Bank’s Jordan Valley, where the workers were waiting for their employers, but the shocking footage has only just been made public."

American Whistleblowers in Prison and in Exile | Bea Edwards

American Whistleblowers in Prison and in Exile | Bea Edwards: "Now that the verdict is in for Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden has been awarded asylum in Russia. The Manning conviction on six counts of espionage showed clearly that Snowden has a well-founded fear of persecution in the United States. Although he would be tried in a civilian rather than a military court, he could be incarcerated for decades for releasing classified information, even if the information should never have been classified in the first place."

NBC Misreports Collateral Murder Video

NBC Misreports Collateral Murder Video:"There are three distinct attacks captured by the video.  First there is firing on a group of men– including the Reuters journalists–based on the presence of what the helicopter crew believes is a weapon. (A camera was incorrectly thought to be a weapon as well.)"

CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked' - Telegraph

CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked' - Telegraph: "The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a US arms smuggling operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by a mob in the city last year, according to reports."

Stop all Aid to Israel gets attention from Israeli media - YouTube

Stop all Aid to Israel gets attention from Israeli media - YouTube

Monday, July 29, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Australia's "stop the boats" policy is cynical and lawless

OpEdNews - Article: Australia's "stop the boats" policy is cynical and lawless: "The policy in Canberra, known as "stop the boats," evokes the hysteria and cynicism of more than a century ago when the "yellow peril" was said to be about to fall down on Australia as if by the force of gravity. Last week the prime minister, Kevin Rudd, reached back to this era when he declared that no refugees in boats would be permitted to land in Australia. Instead, they are to be sent to concentration camps in impoverished Papua New Guinea, whose government has been suitably bribed."

The Puppet “Conspracy Theory Detector,” Michael Shermer | Veterans Today

The Puppet “Conspracy Theory Detector,” Michael Shermer | Veterans Today: "After his really shoddy presentation I accused Dr. Shermer in the Q and A session of being gullible rather than skeptical on many contested topics. I asked Dr. Shermer pointedly about his views on the work of his Claremont colleague, Prof. Griffin. Rather than answer me forthrightly, Dr. Shermer shot back a rhetorical question in an intimidating and mocking manner. He shot back, “Well then who did 9/11?” This question was an obvious trap. I responded by indicating that when one telephones the police to report a murder one isn’t expected to declare who did it. Then I went on to indicate publicly that Michael Shermer is “a disgrace to the academy.” I didn’t at that moment understand how tenuous were Shermer’s actual connections to Claremont Graduate University."

Sunday, July 28, 2013

U.S. Spends $24 Million On ‘Propaganda Plane' Few Can See or Hear | The Cable

U.S. Spends $24 Million On ‘Propaganda Plane' Few Can See or Hear | The Cable:" For the last six years, the U.S. government has spent more than $24 million to fly a plane around Cuba and beam American-sponsored TV programming to the island's inhabitants. But every day the plane flies, the government in Havana jams its broadcast signal. Few, if any, Cubans can see what it broadcasts."

Puttin’ the Pressure on Putin

Puttin’ the Pressure on Putin: "The Obama administration continues to compound the diplomatic mess around former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The latest blunder was announcing that the U.S. wouldn’t torture or execute Snowden, a reminder to the world how far Official Washington has strayed from civilized behavior, notes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern."

OpEdNews - Article: The Trial Of Bradley Manning as Seen by A Career Soldier

OpEdNews - Article: The Trial Of Bradley Manning as Seen by A Career Soldier: "After the details of My Lai, a Vietnamese village that was destroyed and men, women and children killed by U.S. Soldiers came out, and the military had selected their fall guy for the massacre, Lt. Calley, we in the Army were subjected to constant classes on when to follow or when not to follow orders. We were told that there are legal orders and illegal orders, and that following illegal orders, would be well...illegal. If an enlisted man followed what he knew to be an illegal order, not only would the person that gave the illegal order be held responsible, the person that carried out the illegal order could also be charged."

A Shameful Day to Be a US Citizen

A Shameful Day to Be a US Citizen:" I have been deeply ashamed of my country many times. The Nixon Christmas bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong was one such time, when hospitals, schools and dikes were targeted. The invasion of Iraq was another. Washington’s silence over the fatal Israeli Commando raid on the Gaza Peace Flotilla--in which a 19-year-old unarmed American boy was murdered--was a third. But I have rarely been as ashamed and disgusted as I was Saturday reading that US Attorney General Eric Holder had sent a letter to the Russian minister of justice saying that the US would “not seek the death penalty” in its espionage case against National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, promising that even if the US later brought added charges against Snowden after obtaining him, they would not include any death penalty, and vowing that if Snowden were handed over by Russia to the US, he would “not be tortured.”

Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is | Technology | The Observer

Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is | Technology | The Observer: "The first is that the days of the internet as a truly global network are numbered. It was always a possibility that the system would eventually be Balkanised, ie divided into a number of geographical or jurisdiction-determined subnets as societies such as China, Russia, Iran and other Islamic states decided that they needed to control how their citizens communicated. Now, Balkanisation is a certainty."