Former CNN reporter talks openly of censorship throughout the corporate media.
Former CNN reporter talks openly of censorship throughout the corporate media.
Imperial hypocrisy enters the Bush League:
“Any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty… would be deeply destabilizing.”
-Barack Obama (2014)
“Iraqis are sick of foreign people coming in their country and trying to destabilize their country. And we will help them rid Iraq of these killers.”
-George W. Bush (2004)
“We’ve invested $5 billion… as we take Ukraine into the future it deserves.”
-Obama’s State Dept. Thug Victoria Nuland
In a recent Freedom of Information Act case(2) — a seemingly Orwellian “newspeak” name for a statute that actually exempts categories of documents from release to the public — a federal district court judge ruled against the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union. The Times and the ACLU argued that documents regarding the practice of “targeted killing” of American citizens, such as the radical Sunni cleric Anwar Nasser al-Aulaqi were in the public’s interest and were being withheld improperly.
The government first refused to acknowledge the existence of the documents, but later argued that their release could harm national security and were therefore exempt from disclosure. The court, however, felt constrained by the law and “conclud[ed] that the Government [had] not violated the FOIA by refusing to turn over the documents sought in the FOIA requests, and [could not] be compelled . . . to explain in detail the reasons why [the Government's] actions do not violate the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
However, the judge also wrote candidly about her frustration with her sense that the request “implicate[d] serious issues about the limits on the power of the Executive Branch under the Constitution and laws of the United States,” and that the Presidential “Administration ha[d] engaged in public discussion of the legality of targeted killing, even of [American] citizens, but in cryptic and imprecise ways.” In other words, it wasn’t that she didn’t think that the public didn’t have a right to know — it was that she didn’t feel that she had the “legal” authority to compel disclosure.
This case, like too many others, presents a critical problem that can also be seen in several recent cases, including my court-martial. For instance, I was accused by the Executive branch, and particularly the Department of Defense, of aiding the enemy — a treasonable offense covered under Article III of the Constitution.
Granted, I received due process. I received charges, was arraigned before a military judge for trial, and eventually acquitted. But, the al-Aulaqi case raises a fundamental question: did the American government, and particularly the same President and Department, have the power to unilaterally determine my guilt of such an offense, and execute me at the will of the pilot of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle?
Until documents held by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel were released after significant political pressure in mid-2013, I could not tell you. And, very likely, I do not believe I could speak intelligently of the Administration’s policy on “targeted killing” today either.
There is a problem with this level of secrecy, obfuscation, and classification or protective marking, in that they supposedly protect citizens of their nation; yet, it also breeds a unilateralism that the founders feared, and deliberately tried to prevent when drafting the American Constitution. Now, we have a “disposition matrix,” classified military commissions, and foreign intelligence and surveillance courts — modern Star Chamber equivalents.
In front of a Chevron logo, no less, Obama State Department henchwoman Victoria Nuland brags about destabilizing the Ukraine. You can’t write this shit. Nuland is also famous for the “Fuck the EU” quote of last week, as she coordinated the new puppet leaders whom she expects to take over power in the nation of Ukraine.
“We’ve invested $5 billion…
…as we take Ukraine into the future it deserves.”
‘Insane, Disgusting’ and ‘Epic Treachery’: NSA Spied on Climate Talks
‘Obama admin. clearly never wanted Copenhagen talks to work,’ says Bill McKibben following latest NSA revelations concerning climate talks
So when are the millions of “Democratic” (sic) Party apologists going to shut the fuck up for a change? The “change we need,” is for you assholes to shut the fuck up, because you’re the party of corruption, deception, illegal spying, support for terrorism in Syria, Libya and points beyond…
We need real democracy in this police state / imperial behemoth. I will only ever vote third party / independent. I don’t vote for evil, no matter how “lesser” they pretend it to be.
In case passing readers don’t understand why the Liar in Chief would sabotage the global warming initiatives, it has a lot to do with all that natural gas FRACKING that the administration loves so dearly. America will profit greatly, becoming a net gas exporter and if the water reserves in the aquifers are all polluted, then oh well. Obama Inc. loves fracking, loves the natural gas industry and so global warming will have to be spun away for a while.
Rolling Stone with the reality check (mate):
1. New income generated since 2009 that has gone to the top 1 percent: 95 percent
2. Financial wealth controlled by the bottom 60 percent of all Americans: 2.3 percent
3. Record combined wealth of the top 400 richest Americans: $2,000,000,000,000
4. Real decline in median middle-class incomes since 1999: $5,000
5. Percentage of Hispanic and African-American children living in poverty, respectively: 33.8 percent; 36.7 percent
6. Amount that food stamps will be cut in 2014: $5 billion
7. Federal minimum wage: $7.25
8. What the minimum wage would be if it had kept pace with gains in worker productivity since 1968: $21.72
The lies of Obama’s war planning department continue to unravel, and this impeachable deception should be investigated and prosecuted. Of course in the face of direct evidence that they are lying bastards, the administration sticks to its fraud.
The rocket described sounds a lot like this one:
You know, the psychotic Jihadi rebels’ one. The one the US doesn’t admit exists. The one you can watch in a Facebook video since August, and that US intelligence knows full well.
That bastion of truth, the flagship of the Western empire, the New York Fucking Times, has had to admit that it defrauded the public again trying to drum up a war in Syria this past fall.
But the Times’ analysis ultimately fell apart amid a consensus among missile experts that the rockets would have had a maximum range of only around three kilometers when the supposed launch site is about 9.5 kilometers from the impact zones in Moadamiya and Zamalka/Ein Tarma, east of Damascus.
Other co-conspirators to mislead the public and initiate an illegal war of aggression include Human Rights Watch, the Obama Administration and other hawkish pseudo-analysts such as “Brown Moses,” whose similar findings were elevated across the presstitute media.
The yellow dots represent the level that spurred the world’s nuclear states to ban all surface nuclear weapons testing four decades ago.
The Canadian government has confirmed in October that Fukushima radiation will exceed “levels higher than maximum fallout” from the nuclear tests.
The government said it was just doing a routine “background radiation” check, but that it was really measuring the amount of “hot particles” in the Seattle area (starting at 27:00). Hot particles are inhaled and become very dangerous “internal emitters”. The government then covered up the results on the basis of “national security”.
As the Washington Department of Health noted at the time:
A helicopter flying over some urban areas of King and Pierce counties will gather radiological readings July 11-28, 2011. [Seattle is in King County.] The U.S. Department of Energy’s Remote Sensing Laboratory Aerial Measurement System will collect baseline levels of radioactive materials.
Some of the data may be withheld for national security purposes.
Similarly, the Department of Homeland Security and National Nuclear Security Administration sent low-flying helicopters over the San Francisco Bay Area in 2012 to test for radiation. But they have not released the results.
If anyone still buys the propaganda about radiation, on how “safe” and “low” it is, of no concern to them and their children, they need to read this.