Saturday, May 17, 2014

Article: New questions in FBI Boston bombing witness killing: Agent Who Killed Tsarnaev Pal at Grilling had Brutal, Corrupt Past | OpEdNews

Article: New questions in FBI Boston bombing witness killing: Agent Who Killed Tsarnaev Pal at Grilling had Brutal, Corrupt Past | OpEdNews: Almost a year after an FBI agent shot and killed, under suspicious circumstances, a crucial witness in the Boston Marathon bombing case during a botched midnight interrogation in an Orlando apartment, serious questions are being raised about the FBI agent who fired seven shots into Chechen immigrant Ibragim Todashev last May 22.

Two investigations, one by the FBI itself and one by the Florida Attorney General's office, exonerated the FBI in the shooting death, claiming the agent, never identified, had been acting in self-defense, when Todashev allegedly ran at him with a raised broom handle.

Now, in an excellent piece of investigative journalism, the Boston Globe has uncovered the identity of the agent, 41-year-old Aaron McFarlane, who joined the Bureau in 2008 after retiring on a $52,000 lifetime annual disability pension from a short stint as an officer in the Oakland Police Department.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Night of the Hunter: Family Values in American Foreign Policy

Night of the Hunter: Family Values in American Foreign PolicySo: a Ukrainian energy firm with holdings in pro-Russian Ukraine has just hired the son of the US Vice President — who has been Washington’s point man in supporting the coup regime in Kyiv — to a prominent and no doubt well-remunerated position. At the same time, Washington has been fierce and forceful in its support for the Kyiv regime’s violent efforts to quell the kind of opposition in Western Ukraine that it employed to take power in the capital; i.e., occupation of public spaces with the support of armed militias, with support from foreign entities (the Kremlin in eastern Ukraine; Washington (and US oligarchs) in Kyiv).

Wow! An Israeli Government Minister Speaks The Truth!

Wow! An Israeli Government Minister Speaks The Truth!Who was it? Justice Minister and chief negotiator (with the Palestinians) Tzipi Livni. What did she say?
On 9 May she said on Army Radio that Israeli settlements were to blame for the failure of peace talks. “The settlers want to prevent us from living a normal life and do not accept the authority of the law… Settlers are preventing us from reaching a resolution… Settlement construction makes it impossible to defend Israel around the world.”

Sanctions, Wars, and Assassinations | Global Research

Sanctions, Wars, and Assassinations | Global ResearchThe practice of imposing sanctions on nations which act in ways the United States disapproves of is a policy designed by fools for nefarious purposes. It is a policy that attempts to subvert the sovereignty of other nations, and to my knowledge, it has never succeeded. America is a narcissistic nation that sees its own reflection wherever it looks. American hubris allows it to believe that the entire world works as America does. So because America’s political economy has since the nation’s beginning been corrupted by its mercantile classes which dictate the nation’s policies, Americans believe that the mercantile classes of other nations have the power to influence their nations’ actions. But it is not obvious that they do. In Cuba and North Korea, mercantile classes barely exist. In Iran, they function at the behest of the Ayatollah, In Burma and the Ivory Coast, corrupt ruling classes are in control. The relationship between mercantile classes to the governments of Syria and Russia is ambiguous at best. Sanctioning these nations might adversely affect their economic activities but are unlikely to have much effect on their governments.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Corporate Media is "Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete"

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Corporate Media is "Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete"The NSA is doing invasive, stealth surveillance on its allies in their own consulates and embassies, even breaking into their offices and implanting surveillance devices within the machine. That’s the extreme lengths to which the NSA goes for spying that has always been deemed essentially illegitimate.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Article: Civil War Has Begun in Ukraine; U.S. Backs Neo-Nazis against the Democrats; U.S. Media Suppress that News | OpEdNews

Article: Civil War Has Begun in Ukraine; U.S. Backs Neo-Nazis against the Democrats; U.S. Media Suppress that News | OpEdNews: Today's massacre is Mariupol. They are just shooting people. They shot 12 cops that would not take part and about 18 (number on the fly right now). They are using rpgs, tanks and mounted guns. It's still going on. In Slavyansk they just shot a 12-year-old twice for wearing a St George ribbon [marking support for Russian-speaking Ukrainians]." message from George Eliason, to me on May 9th

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Article: The Western Media Finds Nazis In Numbers On Procter and Gamble Soap Packages, But Not In The Ukraine | OpEdNews

Article: The Western Media Finds Nazis In Numbers On Procter and Gamble Soap Packages, But Not In The Ukraine | OpEdNews: Professor Chossudovsky shows that the Western media is unable to acknowledge the fact that Washington's coup in Ukraine has given rise to a strong neo-nazi political movement which which Washington is cooperating.

The neo-nazi paramilitary units seem to be the most effective force Washington's stooge government in Kiev has at its disposal for murdering peaceful protesters in the Russian areas of eastern and southern Ukraine. Read Professor Chossudovsky's article here..

Welcome to Nulandistan: A Multimedia Look at What the US and EU Have Unleashed on Ukraine | Global Research

Welcome to Nulandistan: A Multimedia Look at What the US and EU Have Unleashed on Ukraine | Global Research: The Yatsenyuk regime’s anti-terrorism operations in the southern and eastern oblasts (region) of Ukraine are really a use of martial force against Ukrainian civilians opposed to the coup-installed regime in Kiev. Predominately peaceful Ukrainian citizens opposing the coup leaders and not “armed separatists” have been the main target of the regime’s militias.

The discourse about “pro-Russian” separatists is a misleading attempt to hide the real nature of the protests against the regime, which is opposition to a coup. The main issue is one of anti-coup protesters versus a junta and not separatists and federalists versus Kiev. To refer to the junta in Kiev as the government of Ukraine is to reject or ignore its illegality.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Article: Odessa-- the First Pogrom-- The Obama Genocide | OpEdNews

Article: Odessa-- the First Pogrom-- The Obama Genocide | OpEdNews: The photos and video speak for themselves. The massacre in Odessa, Ukraine was a pre-planned attack.

Article: American Warlord: Obama's Empire of Blood | OpEdNews

Article: American Warlord: Obama's Empire of Blood | OpEdNews: Barack Obama was sworn as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America on a bite-ass cold day in Washington on January 20, 2009, and was riding high upon a cresting wave of hope and change. The nation was humiliated and weary of war after the eight-year gauntlet of greed, brutality, torture, and flouting of the law that it was dragged through under the Bush-Cheney regime and their neocon ideology. Obama's election was many things to many people but it was foremost the desire to wash away the sins of the Bushreich. He was to provide a restoration of economic fairness, a return to the humble America of days of yore, the end of the wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, most importantly, the restoration of the rule of law; and these all drove voters to deliver to him a huge victory over the John McCain-Sarah Palin Republican ticket. He was the guy, I mean he won the Nobel Peace Prize for no other reason besides that he wasn't George W. Bush and the future was his for the making and his mandate was to rescue America from those who had hijacked and subverted that once noble and heroic destiny.