Thursday, May 1, 2014

This American Refused to Become an FBI Informant. Then the Government Made His Family's Life Hell. | Mother Jones

This American Refused to Become an FBI Informant. Then the Government Made His Family's Life Hell. | Mother JonesIT WAS AFTER 10 P.M. on July 8, 2009, when Sandra Mansour answered her cellphone to the panicked voice of her daughter-in-law, Nasreen. A week earlier, Nasreen and her husband, Naji Mansour, had been detained in the southern Sudanese city of Juba by agents of the country's internal security bureau. In the days since, Sandra had been desperately trying to find out where the couple was being held. Now Nasreen was calling to say that she'd been released—driven straight to the airport and booked on a flight to her native Kenya—but Naji remained in custody. He was being held in a dark, squalid basement cell, with a bucket for a bathroom and a dense swarm of mosquitoes that attacked his body as he slept. "You have to get him out of there," Nasreen said. But she was unfamiliar with Juba and could only offer the barest details about where they'd been held. "He's in a blue building. You've seen it. It's not far from your hotel."

Article: Request for Help from Ukraine | OpEdNews

Article: Request for Help from Ukraine | OpEdNewsWe have heard weeks of bullshit propaganda from the Obama regime and its presstitute media, especially the New York Times, the false reporting of which has finished off whatever remained of the newspaper's reputation. We have heard the threatening squeals from the Washington-installed stooge government in Kiev. But we haven't heard from the actual people themselves.
A letter in English was sent to a German website and published here. The letter makes it completely clear why so much of Russian-speaking Ukraine, former Russian territories that were attached to Ukraine by Soviet leaders in the 20th century, want nothing to do with the Washington-installed government in Kiev.

Again, ask yourself why "your" government and the presstitute media lie every time they open their mouths or roll the ink. Anyone who relies on the US media, or on the word of the president and secretary of state, is an utter and stupid fool.

British Officials Portrayed Reagan as a “Bozo” - The Daily Beast

British Officials Portrayed Reagan as a “Bozo” - The Daily BeastIn the early1980s, senior members of the British foreign service were appalled by what they saw as the American president’s bumbling ignorance and lack of interest in world affairs.
Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan were often portrayed as geo-political soul mates, but government files declassified in London on Wednesday expose a deep British disdain for the president who was described in official papers as homophobic, uninformed, disinterested and, not to put too fine a point on it, “a Bozo.”

CrossTalk: Containment 2.0? (ft. Stephen Cohen & John Mearsheimer) - YouTube

CrossTalk: Containment 2.0? (ft. Stephen Cohen & John Mearsheimer) - YouTube

Kerry’s Propaganda War on Russia’s RT by Ray McGovern -- Antiwar.com

Kerry’s Propaganda War on Russia’s RT by Ray McGovern -- Antiwar.comSecretary of State Kerry, who has bumbled through a string of propaganda fiascos on Ukraine, decries Russia’s RT network as a “propaganda bullhorn” that Americans should ignore · just trust what the U.S. government tells you, an idea that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern rejects.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

93 Countries Who Have Changed Their Minds About Obama | Alternet

93 Countries Who Have Changed Their Minds About Obama | AlternetDuring the Bush years, people all over the world were horrified by America's aggression, human rights abuses and militarism. By 2008, only one in three people around the world approved of the job performance of U.S. leaders. The election of President Obama broadcast his message of hope and change far beyond U.S. shores, and Gallup's 2009 U.S.-Global Leadership Project (USGLP) recorded a sharp rise in global public approval of U.S. leadership to 49 percent.

Obama, McCain, and the NATO/EU Gang: Better War than Saying: “It’s our Fault”?

Obama, McCain, and the NATO/EU Gang: Better War than Saying: “It’s our Fault”?Once again Americans are watching their government involve itself in an issue in which the United States has nothing at stake economically and no genuine national security interest at risk. Ukraine is a place that is worth neither a single American dollar nor more than a brief scan of the headlines by U.S. citizens. And yet Obama and his fellow European interveners and democracy mongers are conducting themselves in a bellicose manner that could lead to some kind of military conflict in Eastern Europe. Indeed, they already are conducting warfare against Russia via economic sanctions, a punitive exercise they promise to make more severe in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

International Lawyers Seek Justice for Iraqis

International Lawyers Seek Justice for Iraqis: nternational lawyers and activists converged at a conference titled The Iraq Commission, in Brussels, Belgium, April 16 and 17, with the primary aim of bringing to justice government officials who are guilty of war crimes in Iraq.

"Within a few days of this, a lawless atmosphere developed within my unit,” Ross Caputi, a former marine who took part in the brutal November 2004 siege of Fallujah told the Iraq Commission. "There was a lot of looting going on. I saw people searching the pockets of the dead resistance fighters for money. Some people were mutilating corpses."

Article: Wag the Finger: John Kerry's Increasing Instability | OpEdNews

Article: Wag the Finger: John Kerry's Increasing Instability | OpEdNews: It is by now obvious that the US establishment created Ukrainian crisis is not headed towards a happy ending and the Obama regime is going to engage in the act of war of slapping even more onerous economic sanctions on Russia. When historians look back on all of this it may well be documented as the true beginning of the end of the haughty, hubris crazed American Empire - that is if it is not the end of human life itself. History will show that the incredibly irresponsible three headed monster of Obama-Biden-Kerry and their legions of neoconservative and liberal interventionist winged monkeys are to blame for it all.

Article: Obama's "strategy" against "pariah" Russia | OpEdNews

Article: Obama's "strategy" against "pariah" Russia | OpEdNews: The Barack Obama administration seems to love the sound of unilateral sanctions in the morning. It must feel like "victory."

Real, hardcore sanctions, if ever applied, would be devastating mostly for North Atlantic Treaty Organization poodles, not Moscow. Meanwhile, (energy) adults continue to do business as usual.

There's no way to understand Cold War 2.0 without a flashback to November 2010, when Vladimir Putin directly addressed German business/industry, proposing an economic community from Lisbon to Vladivostok.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Next Shoe Just Dropped: Court Denies Attorney-Client Privilege

The Next Shoe Just Dropped: Court Denies Attorney-Client Privilege: In the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about their freedom.

You’re told that you live in the freest country on the planet. You’re told that other nations ‘hate you’ for your freedom.

And you’re told that you have the most open and fair justice system in the world.

This justice system is supposedly founded on bedrock principles– things like a defendant being presumed innocent until proven guilty. The right to due process and an impartial hearing. The right to counsel and attorney-client privilege.

Yet each of these core pillars has been systematically dismantled over the years:

Washington and NATO’s New Surrealpolitik

Washington and NATO’s New Surrealpolitik: NATO installs an unelected regime in Kiev through a coup d’├ętat against a legally elected government. That is a fact. Yet in the surreal world of Washington and its NATO allies, this fact is inverted into a fictional notion that what happened in Kiev during February was the culmination of «a democratic revolution». Airbrushed from the objective narrative are details such as the new regime arrogating administrative power through a campaign of Western-backed street violence and terrorism, including the fatal shooting of police officers by covert snipers.

Without supporting evidence, the sniper-assisted regime in Kiev, which was promptly accorded the authority of «government» by Western capitals and their media, has since counter-charged Russian secret services and the ousted President Viktor Yanukovych of orchestrating the shootings. Of course, the incriminating leaked telephone conversation, dated February 26, between EU ministers Catherine Ashton and Estonia’s Urmas Paet on Western-backed covert snipers is conveniently deleted from the official Western record.