Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

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Joe Giambrone
June 1st, 2020

At Dissident Voice, Activist Post

 

In a blizzard of destruction, assaults on peaceful demonstrators, provocateurs, lies, cover-ups, and fascist proclamations, America teeters at a tipping point. The murder, by police, of George Floyd, has sparked a jaw-dropping response across America. Police in many locations have behaved as instigators and perpetrators of savage violence against citizens attempting to exercise their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and to assemble to demand a redress of grievances.

African-Americans have over 400 years of grievances to fall back upon. The video footage is undeniable, outrageous, and the crime perpetrated with the complicity of other officers acting under color of authority. The murder of George Floyd will go down in history, but the end results remain unclear and desperately in need of political leadership to turn this into a positive push for justice reform.

Many police have also targeted and maimed journalists, who are also supposed to be protected under the First Amendment. We are now living in a chaotic military occupation, under a militarized police army that behaves as if the Constitution no longer exists.

The most dangerous development yet has been the fascistic Trump junta’s attempt to label “Antifa” as a terrorist organization, vowing to scapegoat them and persecute any members they are able to track down. This is classic fascism in action, another opportunity to seize power, divide the population, demonize, and declare new emergency measures—as the Nazis did repeatedly throughout the 1930s.

In 18 USC §242, all the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd could be charged with “Deprivation of rights under color of law,” but Trump’s Attorney General Barr has instead announced an arguably illegal war against U.S. protesters, labeling them as “outside radicals” and then deliberately failing to define “outside” of what exactly? Right-wing conspiracists have already gotten much mileage from spreading paranoia about alleged “outsiders” coming into small towns such as my own.

This divide and conquer strategy, demonization, and the emergency-measures agenda is exactly what Trump has been waiting for. He studied his Hitler.

Unfortunately for us, his predecessors had already empowered the state with police militarization and the 2012 repeal of Posse Comitatus, by none other than Barack Obama. The US empire has long considered the USA a potential “battle space” to be controlled by the military, should the servant class attempt to disrupt the status quo. This past weekend it finally happened.

We are seeing a complete failure of politics to bring accountability to violent, criminal police officers. Numerous complaints had been lodged against the murdering officer over the years but predictably ignored. The pattern nationwide is to protect police from citizen complaints, rather than to protect citizens from dangerous, violent police offenders. An undercover investigation by CBS News revealed repeated intimidation of citizens who try to file police misconduct complaints.

Trump, Barr, big city mayors, and governors have all jumped on the “law and order” bandwagon, thereby placing the blame onto protesters and thus circumventing the very issue they are out in the streets to protest. This is the state’s playbook: distraction, changing the tune, changing the game. Even those like Bernie Sanders, who Tweeted about the need for police reform have entered no legislation on the matter into Congress. Where’s your bill, Bernie?

That’s the red flag that nothing will change. The public is to be terrorized and literally beaten into submission, sent back to work, and examples made of a few unfortunates. This is state terror. It happens with the approval and complicity of far too many citizens. Too many don’t oppose tyranny until it kicks in their own door.

 


Joe Giambrone publishes Political Film Blog and more.

 

WW3 may start yet, with China.

 

US military researchers call for use of privateers against China

 

Murthy appears to legitimize the armed group strategy of mass suicide bombing as an act of “defense” without mentioning that many of these suicide bombers were targeting civilian and residential areas.

Hollywood truly is a den of absolute douchebags.

 

‘For Sama’ – a propagandumentary

 

Aleppo was Channel 4’s perceived “Guernica,” their reporting was consistently one-sided and partisan towards the “moderate rebels” who, according to the British TV network, were being “disproportionately” targeted by the “dictator Assad” and the Syrian Arab Army. The reality for journalists, like myself, who spent time in Syrian-government secured West Aleppo, sheltering 1.5 million civilians including an estimated 500,000 who had fled East Aleppo when it was invaded by armed militants in 2012, was diametrically different from the narrative being marketed by Channel 4 and the majority of state-aligned media in the West. Aleppo, according to residents, was opposed to the “revolution” from day one. …In a 2016 report, ‘Aleppo: up close with the rebels’, Krishnan Guru Murthy follows none other than members of formerly US-funded Nour Al Din Zinki, responsible for the horrific public torture and decapitation of 12-year-old Palestinian child, Abdullah, in July 2016.

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THIS video is censored right now on that cancerous website, Facebook.

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Random guy is filming the black sky where the missile launches. No explanation. No suspicion from the Times. We are in the Idiocracy now.

NY Times and US intelligence are spinning the events with no investigation at all as to exactly where the missile was fired from and who are these people who just happen to be filming this unexpected event in the night sky.

 

PS. Guess Who?

Now you know it’s a false flag. This is all Eliot Higgins and co. do…

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SERENA SHIM: THE LIFE AND UNEXPLAINED DEATH OF A SYRIA WAR REPORTER

 

She had recently reported for the Iranian-backed Press TV about Turkey’s role in smuggling IS fighters into Syria on World Food Programme trucks. In her final live broadcast, she described how agents from the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) had been asking questions about her movements while she was covering the siege of Kobani by IS militants.

The intelligence agency had labeled her a “spy,” she said, and pressed locals to “give them a phone call” if they saw her.

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This is the first I’m hearing about this movie.

‘The Report’: Torture Meets Truth in Obama’s Washington

 

 

I’m not convinced from the trailer or the review that anyone involved understands why it happened. The character acts like it’s some unforeseen consequence that they can’t prosecute the people they tortured, when in reality that was the reason for doing so in the first place. Cover-up was the motive, the 9/11 cover-up to be more specific. It is 9/11 being not what we were sold that is at the heart of all this, and not any of the gibberish that officials spout. It’s not about “saving American lives.” It’s not about “getting information.”

When they had Abu Zubaydah talking with FBI interrogators–spilling the beans on Saudi and Pakistani military ties–he started telling them too much, and the CIA moved in and … drum rolldidn’t do anything with him for a month and a half. Then the CIA started torturing him. If they were so keen to get info, they would have asked him questions during that initial month and a half. They tipped their hand. The point was cover-up. Period. They made everything secret and beyond the reach of Congress and the public by committing glaring war crimes. And we all know no one has the balls to prosecute the CIA for war crimes.

 

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Ex-CIA Asset Can Now Speak.. 10 years after 9-11 – (Susan Lindauer)

 

Lindauer was arrested and prosecuted for exposing CIA foreknowledge of 9/11.

She says a lot of things without any hard evidence to support it. You’ll have to weigh the claims yourself.

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This is what I’ve been writing about for most of the past decade (JG)…

 

Truth About Syria/Turkey Situation & U.S.Illegal Occupation

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New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past by the CIA and Pentagon.

 

In a video message, one of the invading fighters promised mass ethnic cleansing if Kurds in the area refused to convert to his Wahhabi strain of Sunni Islam. “By Allah,” the fighter declared, “if you repent and come back to Allah, then know that you are our brothers. But if you refuse, then we see that your heads are ripe, and that it’s time for us to pluck them.”

 

The Usual Suspects:

Back in 2012, however, when Clinton was Secretary of State, she junketed to Istanbul to rally support for those very same militias during a “Friends of Syria” conference convened by Erdogan.

 

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CNN’s Clarissa Ward was an especially enthusiastic promoter of the FSA, embedding with its fighters, painting them as a heroic resistance. When she returned to Syria years later, she used a top mouthpiece of Syria’s local Al Qaeda affiliate as a fixer for her unequivocally pro-opposition “Inside Aleppo” series.

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Max Blumenthal on why Hillary Clinton smeared Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein