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Death toll rises as French military descends on capitol
Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com – NOVEMBER 13, 2015
At Least 140 Presumed Dead in Paris Terror Attack
As many as 140 people are said to be dead in Paris, France, Friday after multiple terror attacks struck the city simultaneously.
Agence France-Presse confirmed on Twitter that more than 100 people were killed at the Bataclan concert hall alone.
#BREAKING Around 100 dead in attack on Paris concert venue: police
5:12 PM – 13 Nov 2015
Reports indicate that the terrorists were executing hostages “one by one” before police made their way inside, killing three of the attackers
5:28 PM – 13 Nov 2015
In response, French President Francois Hollande issued a state of emergency before closing the country’s borders. The French military has been ordered to the nation’s capitol as well.
“There is much to fear, but we must face these fears as a nation that knows how to muster its forces and will confront the terrorists,” Hollande told the nation.
Information on the attackers has been limited thus far, although multiple eye witnesses have confirmed that the shooters had shouted “Allahu akbar” prior to opening fire. Suspected ISIS Twitter accounts were seen celebrating the attacks a short time after the news broke.
Given the complexity and coordinated effort of the attack, it is likely that the event had been planned for some time by terrorists living in France.
Little evidence Mohammed Emwazi is the ISIS executioner
Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com – 13 November 2015
Friday’s top war propaganda story is the targeting of Mohammed Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, a 27 year old British citizen who allegedly starred in several gruesome beheading videos of a questionable nature.
Due to the fact the only source documenting a supposed airstrike killing Emwazi is the Pentagon, the incident must be considered suspicious. The United States is notorious for claiming it has killed suspected terrorists—the key word here being “suspected,” not tried and convicted—only later to remain silent when contradictory information surfaces demonstrating otherwise.
Point in case: a number of 9/11 “hijackers” who turned out to be alive and well after they were said to have plowed airplanes into the World Trade Center. Since 9/11, thousands of people have been falsely accused of terrorism, many of them for nothing more than disagreeing with the government.
The New York Times admits today it is not known if Emwazi was killed in the airstrike. It should be added there is evidence Mr. Emwazi is not who the government says he is. The New York Times and the establishment media, however, rarely bother with such details.
Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain said on Friday that they did not yet know the outcome of an airstrike the American military launched on Thursday to kill Mohammed Emwazi, the Islamic State’s most notorious executioner.
Is Emwazi in fact a “notorious executioner”?
After the Jihadi John story was floated and the forever war on terror had a new villain, Emwazi’s father hired a lawyer to counter the false reports that he and his wife had identified their son as the ISIS executioner. “Because I felt that some people have believed it, I have assigned a lawyer to defend me and to prove … that what is being said is untrue,” the elder Emwazi, a citizen of Kuwait, told The Guardian.
Then there is the story Emwazi was targeted for recruitment and harassed by MI5 after a planned safari with friends in Tanzania in May of 2009. The human rights group CAGE took up his case.
“Recently, CAGE released an eye-opening tape recorded session with Mohammad Emwazi, and it was disclosed that MI5 agents had been tracking Emwazi and had confronted him, accusing him of having extremist views while actively seeking to recruit him to spy, or ‘inform’, presumably on other Muslims. The newly released material from CAGE depicts a man who appears to have been harassed, and one could even consider the very real scenario where Emwazi was coerced into alleged violent activity and joining to terror group ISIS,” Shawn Helton wrote earlier this year.
The man accused of beheading innocents for the Islamic State also condemned extremism and said the 7/7 bombings in London were wrong.
Despite this, an “unnamed former school friend” claimed to have recognized Emwazi as the ISIS beheader.
It was then said Emwazi was recruited by Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed to join an unspecified “international terrorist” group. You may remember Mohamed. It was said he escaped the long arm of the law last year when he fled a London mosque wearing a burka.
“We were told that Emwazi had ‘fled the gaze of MI5’ in early 2013 to head for Syria, around the same time [rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, also said to be a terrorist] disappeared from London—also near the same time that ‘burkha wearing’ Ahmed Mohamed gave the security agency the slip, escaping after being implicated in several terror plots,” writes Helton.
There is no evidence whatsoever Emwazi is in Syria chopping off the heads of hapless foreigners.
“Other reports suggest that security services were not able keep track of Emwazi when he relocated to Syria, because of the recently abolished anti-terror control orders in the UK. Will the latest Emwazi drama be used to tighten terror control orders?”
Despite a lack of evidence, Cameron declared “Emwazi is a barbaric murderer” and is “ISIL’s lead executioner, and let us never forget that he killed many, many Muslims, too.”
Kerry used the unconfirmed—and likely never to be definitively confirmed—death of Emwazi to engage in a bit of war on terror rhetoric.
“We are still assessing the results of this strike, but the terrorists associated with Daesh need to know this: Your days are numbered, and you will be defeated. There is no future, no path forward for Daesh, which does not lead ultimately to its elimination, to its destruction,” he declared.
May 1, 2011
The very policy of targeted assassinations sidesteps any semblance of law, national or international. By extra-judicially executing people, proper investigations, trials, and justice itself is circumvented, diminished, and ultimately undermined as a whole. The United States in particular has become the greatest purveyor of this perversion of what used to serve as the very foundation of its own constitution and its values as a free nation.
NATO’s attack, reported on May 1, 2011, in an attempt to extra-judicially murder Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has claimed the life of his youngest son Saif al-Arab Qaddafi, as well as several of his grandchildren. The indiscriminate nature of the attack and the killing of children illustrates in its entirety just why civilized nations have long condemned assassination attempts and the indiscriminate use of military force on non-military targets in the first place.
This latest attack is reminiscent of another targeted assassination attempt by the United States in 1986 that missed Qaddafi but managed to kill his 4 year old adopted daughter Hanna. The corporate-owned media has since played semantics suggesting Hanna was adopted posthumously, seemingly more content with the idea of the murdered 4 year old having no ties to Qaddafi.
The botched assassination attempt comes just days after several US government figures called for Qaddafi’s extra-judicial murder. While these calls are supposedly part of America’s ever expanding mission in Libya to “protect civilians,” it should be noted that according to even the US Department of Defense, no credible evidence had been produced to justify the current military operations, let alone their expansion.
While most informed readers are under no delusion as to what NATO really represents, a supranational military force carrying out a global corporate-financier agenda, even the uninformed must understand by now that NATO, between its endless occupation in Afghanistan, its provocative encirclement of Russia, and now their senseless siege of Libya, has become a global menace, removed from both the national laws that are supposed to govern the civilized use of member military forces, as well as the contrived international laws they claim they act to uphold.
While people in the West may apathetically shrug off the grievous evil being perpetrated in Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan Iraq, Iran, and a growing number of other nations through the actions of the United States, UK, France and their NATO allies, they must realize that it is only a matter of time before this disregard for the very laws that govern their society will eventually be visited upon them. In many ways in America and Europe, this is already incrementally becoming a reality. Just as the world continuously turned a blind eye to Adolf Hilter and his Nazi war machine as it incrementally violated the sovereignty of both the German people and their neighbors, we stand only to embolden this expanding, reckless tyranny by remaining silent and tacitly complicit in our support of the politicians and corporations behind this dark agenda.
We may not be able to physically stop this unfolding crime against humanity, but we surely can undermine it, day-by-day, purchase-by-purchase, by committing ourselves to a full-spectrum boycott of the corporations involved – essentially anything that is not produced locally. We can also undermine the corrupt, fiat financial machine driving this global menace by replacing our currency with physical precious metals and alternative currencies used amongst friends, families, and coalitions of local businesses. Finally, we can begin to grow our own food and support local farmers, as well as taking up trades and constructive pastime pursuits to reconnect to our roots of independence and self-sufficiency that made the West great.
While we can easily sit idly by doing nothing, claiming that it isn’t our problem, it isn’t our grandchildren being murdered by “precision ordnance,” we must reflect on history and realize that indeed, soon it will be, most certainly and undeniably. We can choose to stand up to this now, or we can experience first-hand tomorrow the bitter agony of loss, death, and destruction that is consuming Libya’s population, as it has Iraq, Afghanistan, and the myriad of nations past and present to feel the sting of repressive global spanning tyranny.
Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer Report.
March 25, 2010
Barack Obama spoke with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to “underscore his administration’s commitment to the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Mexico,” National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer said in a statement earlier this week.
They discussed their “mutual desire to work together for the benefit of the safety and security of citizens on both sides of our shared border,” he added. Calderon’s crackdown, which includes the deployment of some 50,000 troops nationwide is evident in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s most violent city and Acapulco as corrupt police officers are replaced with soldiers.
As millions of American constituents were outraged by the passage of national socialized healthcare legislation, a high-level meeting between U.S. and Mexican officials was taking place to focus on long-term cooperation strategies for security that would be funded by American tax dollars.
March 25, 2010
As the US is preparing to prosecute the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened American citizens with new assaults.
Bin Laden issued the new warning in a new audio message broadcast on al-Jazeera television on Thursday.
Prosecutors are expected to seek the death penalty for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other people allegedly involved in the 9/11 attacks.
“The day America will take such a decision [to execute Mohammed and any others], it would have taken a decision to execute whoever we capture,” bin Laden said.
He added that US President Barack Obama was “following the footsteps of his predecessor [George W. Bush].”
Mohammed has been in US custody since March 2003, when he was captured in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.
After initially blaming bin Laden and attacking Afghanistan in order to capture the Saudi national, US officials changed focus of their attention and announced that the main culprit has been transferred to the Guantanamo Bay prison.
In March 2007, Combatant Status Review Tribunal Hearing in Guantanamo claimed Mohammed and four co-defendants confessed to plotting for the attacks.
On December 8, 2008, they allegedly sent a note to the military judge expressing their desire to confess and plead guilty.
Human rights groups say the harsh treatment inflicted on Mohammed during his stay at Guantanamo amounts to torture, questioning credibility of the confessions under interrogation.
March 25, 2010
Is the Pentagon ready to “rendition” members of WikiLeaks in order to silence the whistleblower website? “If anything happens to us, you know why,” a recent Tweet issued by a member of the website states.
WikiLeaks has told supporters not to worry. “To those worrying about us – we’re fine, and will issue a suitable riposte shortly,” a Tweet stated.
WikiLeaks, the web portal of forbidden information that won Amnesty International’s new media award last year, is under fire for its plan to make public unencrypted footage of an air strike in Afghanistan on May 7 last year that killed 97 civilians. WikiLeaks has promised to reveal a “Pentagon Murder Cover-up” at the National Press Club in Washington on April 5, according to the Mail Online.
The Pentagon initially planned to make the footage public, but backed off after it turned out to be more incriminating than at first thought. Now they are gunning for WikiLeaks because they plan to release the video.
“WikiLeaks is currently under an aggressive US and Icelandic surveillance operation,” another Tweet claims. “One related person was detained for 22 hours. Computer’s seized.”
“We have airline records of the State Dep/CIA tails. Don’t think you can get away with it. You cannot. This is WikiLeaks.”
A WikiLeaks editor reported that he was being followed by “State Dep diplomatic cover” in Norway.
WikiLeaks has angered the U.S. government in the past. In 2007, the site posted almost the entire order of battle for American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Earlier this month, the site posted a 2008 report from the Army Counterintelligence Center.
The Corbett Report
March 15, 2010
FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds joined The Corbett Report last Friday to discuss the deplorable state of whistleblower “protections” in the United States, including S.372, a bill making its way through the Senate that would allow the FBI and other “national security” agencies to dismiss whistleblowers’ claims without any form of oversight.
The details of Edmonds’ experience blowing the whistle on the FBI—where, in the wake of 9/11, she worked in the Turkish language division of the Washington field office’s translation department—are by now fairly well known amongst followers of the alternative media. The revelations that have emerged from her case have been explosive: that foreign operatives working within the translation department tried to recruit her for their operations; that there exists a nuclear spy ring aided and abetted by high ranking U.S. government officials selling America’s nuclear secrets on the black market; that foreign language intelligence directly pertaining to 9/11 was deliberately withheld from FBI agents in the field; that Osama Bin Laden had an ‘intimate relationship’ with the United States government right up until 9/11. Perhaps the only thing more remarkable than the information she has revealed is that she ever got to reveal it at all.
The route by which Sibel Edmonds became the silent, gagged star of the 9/11 Truth movement and the poster child of the national security whistleblowers club is a long and circuitous one, but to hear Edmonds herself tell it, it was never her intention to become a whistleblower: “What I did was what I had actually taken an oath to do, and that was to report wrongdoing or criminal activities or government waste and fraud and mismanagement to the ‘appropriate’ authorities.” Little did she know this was to be the first step on what has so far been an eight year long quest to bring the truth about what she witnessed to the public’s attention.
In 2002 the Senate Judiciary Committee held public hearings into Edmonds’ case. Also that year she filed suit against the Department of Justice. In October of that year, Attorney General John Ashcroft invoked the state secrets privilege—an obscure piece of common law that allows the government to withhold ’sensitive’ information from discovery—to stop her case from going forward. In 2004, the Justice Department again invoked the state secret privilege to prevent Edmonds from testifying in a lawsuit by families of the 9/11 victims against various Saudi interests. The DoJ even retroactively classified the Senate Judiciary hearings into Edmonds’s claims that took place in 2002. Later that year, an Inspector General report completely vindicated Edmonds, confirming that her allegations cannot be refuted and that she was fired from the FBI simply for having spoken out about the corruption and criminal conduct she had witnessed. Senators who had promised to hold full hearings into her case once the Inspector General issued his report were nowhere to be found in its wake. In 2005, various Democrats pledged their support to Edmonds and other national security whistleblowers, but when they ended up taking over the House Oversight Committee after the 2006 mid-term elections, there was no extra effort made to bring the Edmonds case forward.
Needless to say, Edmonds is no longer waiting for congress to investigate her case properly. “It’s nothing but a cosmetic illusion of protection for whistleblowers,” she says of proper, government-approved channels for whistleblowers to blow the whistle. “If you look at the whistleblower cases brought in court [over the] past 10 or 15 years, you will see how many have really succeeded, which tells you it doesn’t work.”
Unfortunately, the media has not been up to the task either. Despite some early coverage on 60 Minutes, the media have largely ignored Edmonds’ story or failed to convey its significance. Regarding the 60 Minutes piece, she says, “They did not want to cover anything that had to do with corrupt congressional people, about the Turkish lobby. They didn’t want to cover that and they made it clear. […] It just ended up being a kind of an employment drama.”
Last year, Edmonds was finally deposed in the case of U.S. Congressional candidate David Krikorian. The only mainstream media outlet so far to cover her explosive, on-the-record testimony has been Larry Flynt’s Hustler Magazine.
Now with S.372, the government is merely adding insult to injury. “I really didn’t think it could get any worse until it was brought to my attention that this was what the Senate was looking at and this is what they wanted to do. And once I started reading, I said ‘Well, I was wrong, it can get worse.’” Now, Edmonds and her National Security Whistleblowers Coalition have teamed up with the National Whistleblowers Center to denounce the pending legislation that would actually strip national security whistleblowers of what few options they currently have for protesting their case. As a recent letter penned by Edmonds and other national security whistleblowers outlines, S.372 is set to make things all but impossible for future would-be whistleblowers:
[…]the scope of the new “State Secrets” summary dismissal powers is radically expanded. S. 372 accomplishes this by giving the heads of every agency defined under 5 U.S.C. 7532 the power to summarily fire whistleblowers, with no administrative or judicial appeal. Under S. 372 not only do the directors of the CIA and NSA have the power to summarily throw out whistleblower cases, this power is also granted to agencies and departments such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce. Section 7532 covers over one half of the entire federal workforce.
Given just how stacked the system is against the whistleblowers, Edmonds is not likely to be celebrating should S.372 be stopped in its legislative tracks: “Even if this doesn’t go through[…]we won’t be celebrating as national security whistleblowers. We would just say ‘Well, good that it didn’t get worse.’”
So what is Sibel Edmonds trying to do now to bypass the corrupt government oversight channels and controlled mainstream media? Recently, she’s started a new website called BoilingFrogsPost.com. “We’ve put together a good team of reporters.[…]These are some of the best so-called alternative [reporters] who want to do this reporting, who want to go after these stories and keep bringing attention to it.” The site is only four months old, but already has an impressive list of op-eds, articles and audio interviews. “With the internet today we do have the opportunity for sending the links and sending the articles,” she points out. “That helps with raising awareness.”
Given the abysmal state of whistleblowing in the U.S. these days, perhaps ‘raising awareness’ is the best we can hope for at this time. After all, as Howard Beale in Network so sagely advised us, we have to get angry about things before we can hope to change them. And we will never get angry if we continue to rely on officially sanctioned government whitewash inquiries and milquetoast 60 Minutes reporting that fails to even ask people like Sibel Edmonds what she was trying to blow the whistle about. The internet is the last great hope for people like Sibel to get their story out.
Still, it is a long, slow and painstaking process to bring the public up to speed on these issues and why they are so important. It could take years before the American public starts to get angry enough to demand real answers to Edmonds’ questions en masse. But given the tenacity of this woman to have pursued this topic for nearly a decade, I imagine that when the public does reach that point, Sibel Edmonds will be ready.
March 21, 2010
Infowars received the following forwarded email. It is dated Friday, March 19, 2010:
|A number of military and government terror exercises coincided with the attacks of September 11, 2001.|
Just learned that there’s a Navy-wide exercise this coming Mon. Mar. 22 and Tues. Mar. 23 during which, as currently planned, U.S. bases/ commands will be at ‘Charlie’ (C) security level on Monday and then at DELTA (D) security level on Tuesday, March 23. To the best of my knowledge, the last time we were at ‘Delta’ was the day of 9/11, then reduced not too long after 9/11 to ‘Charlie’. My understanding is that the base security levels correspond to DEFCON levels, and that Delta is very high. There’s also something strange about the lack of general alert to personnel on the base where I work, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif., about this exercise , as I’m told that other Navy bases in our Navy S.W. Region alerted their personnel to this exercise as much as a month ago, and that Navy instructions were/are for all bases to do the same, yet so far there has been no all hands alert at NPS, and I was also told that someone said they didn’t understand why there was all the ’secrecy’ surrounding the coming exercisefor NPS and not elsewhere.
A Wikipedia entry on Force Protection Condition (FPCON) currently used by the Department of Defense describes FPCON CHARLIE as a situation when an instance occurs or when intelligence reports that there is terrorist activity imminent. FPCON DELTA describes a situation when a terrorist attack is taking place or has just occurred.
“The decision on what level of FPCON to implement is affected by the current threat of terrorism towards military facilities and personnel, the amount of security forces available, and current relationships between the United States and the world, which may affect the chances of an attack.”
The threat level is set by USNORTHCOM.
According to the Washington Post, the Pentagon went to an Alpha security and defense alert once news of the WTC attack was reported, and after their building was hit, they went to a Charlie level of security. This is a scale from A-Alpha to B-Beta, C-Charlie, D-Delta. See John Judge, Kean and failure on 9/11.
It should be noted that the U.S. Navy has an Anti-Terrorism Training Exercise scheduled for March 22 – 26. “Inside information is that the below exercise will go to security level ‘Delta’ on Tuesday, March 23, reportedly the first such instance since 9/11,” a second forwarded email from the same person explains.
“Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2010 is a single, large, Navy-wide integrated exercise designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats that may happen in the real world, but is not in response to any specific threat. Loud noises may be heard and members of the surrounding community may experience changes in traffic flow. Gate access may be slowed due to Random Anti-terrorism Measures being in effect. As a part of the exercise, Force Protection Conditions may be elevated, and communications channels may be interrupted.”
“The nationwide exercise is the largest Anti-terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) exercise in the country,” Navy Compass reported on Friday. “It is designed to enhance the training and readiness of Naval Security Force personnel to respond to threats to installations and units, leveraging all processes security forces would implement in the event of an actual emergency.”
The following press release was issued by the U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs on March 19, 2010:
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — Navy shore installations and activities in the continental United States, Hawaii and Guam will participate in Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield ‘10 (SC/CS-10), an annual security training exercise coordinated by U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) from March 22-26.
The weeklong security exercise is the largest anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) exercise conducted nationwide. It is designed to enhance the training and readiness of Naval Security Force personnel to respond to threats to installations and units, leveraging all processes security forces would implement in the event of an actual emergency.
“Instead of having numerous smaller exercises, Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield is a single, large, integrated exercise that accurately emulates what may happen in the real world,” said Capt. Sam A. McCormick, USFF director for Fleet Anti-Terrorism.
As the Navy component for U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), USFF will also use SC/CS-10 to enhance their ability to support NORTHCOM’s Homeland Defense mission.
“Solid Curtain is mainly an operational-level training event, while Citadel Shield, conducted by Commander Naval Installation Command, will provide advance guidance for personnel involved with the individual field training exercises,” said McCormick.
SC/CS-10 will consist of more than 250 individual training events across the country, each designed to test different regional AT/FP operations. Scenarios range from events such as recognizing and countering base surveillance operations, to higher-tempo and active simulated emergencies such as small boat attacks on waterfront bases and cyber attacks on installations.
“We are really focusing on the land-sea interface at the waterfront, as well as active shooter scenarios, in light of the incident at Ft. Hood,” said McCormick.
Many communication tools will be used to keep base personnel informed about exercise security situations. Computer network alert systems will distribute messages to office computers and the “giant voice system”will be used to immediately alert people base-wide. The giant voice system is an outdoor intercom loud enough to alert anyone outside on base of a potential threat.
While disruptions to normal base and station operations will be limited, there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic or delays in base access. Area residents may also see increased security activity associated with the exercise.
“There will be possible traffic and base access delays during the exercise; however, we have set up the exercise to minimize the impact to local communities,” said McCormick.
During the exercise, assessors will collect information and relay that data to decision makers to improve AT/FP practices and procedures in the future.
“We will have assessors here on the battle watch floor and threat working groups to look for any inconsistencies in the reporting processes and procedures,” said McCormick. “This feedback will enable us, in a training environment in a realistic scenario, to address issues that will make us more ready and prepared for any actual event.”
For more news from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/clf /.
On September 6, 2001, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) practiced for dealing with simulated hijackings of two commercial aircraft by terrorists as part of its annual training exercise called Vigilant Guardian. Vigilant Guardian is one of four major exercises that NORAD conducts each year.
“No one knew specifically that 20 people would hijack four airliners and use them for suicide attacks against major buildings,” John Arquilla, an associate professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, said after the attacks.
Prior to 9/11, the city of New York had scheduled an exercise called Tripod. The exercise was designed to test the operation of the city’s Office of Emergency Management in the event of a biological-terrorism attack. More than 1,000 Police Academy cadets and Fire Department trainees were recruited to participate. Then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the police and fire commissioners, and representatives of the FBI and FEMA were present for Tripod on the morning of September 11, 2001.
On July 7, 2005, a consultancy agency with government and police connections was running an exercise at the same times and locations of terrorist attacks in London. “At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now,” Peter Power, a former Scotland Yard official working at one time with the Anti Terrorist Branch, told the BBC.
There is no indication an actual terror event will “go live” on Monday or Tuesday, but considering the above forwarded email and the fact terror events were staged at the same time as terror drills on September 11, 2001, in New York and Washington and on July 7, 2005 in London, we should be attentive over the next 48 or so hours.
Paul Craig Roberts
March 18, 2010
According to news reports, the U.S. military is shipping “bunker-buster” bombs to the U.S. Air Force base at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The Herald Scotland reports that experts say the bombs are being assembled for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
|Reports indicate the U.S. has sent bunker busters to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.|
The newspaper quotes Dan Piesch, director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of London: “They are gearing up totally for the destruction of Iran.”
The next step will be a staged “terrorist attack,” a “false flag” operation as per Operation Northwoods, for which Iran will be blamed. As Iran and its leadership have already been demonized, the “false flag” attack will suffice to obtain US and European public support for bombing Iran. The bombing will include more than the nuclear facilities and will continue until the Iranians agree to regime change and the installation of a puppet government. The corrupt American media will present the new puppet as “freedom and democracy.”
If the past is a guide, Americans will fall for the deception. In the February issue of the American Behavioral Scientist, a scholarly journal, Professor Lance DeHaven-Smith writes that state crimes against democracy (SCAD) involve government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities in order to implement an agenda. Examples include McCarthyism or the fabrication of evidence of communist infiltration, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution based on false claims of President Johnson and Pentagon chief McNamara that North Vietnam attacked a U.S. naval vessel, the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist in order to discredit Ellsberg (the Pentagon Papers) as “disturbed,” and the falsified “intelligence” that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction in order to justify the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
There are many other examples. I have always regarded the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City as a SCAD. Allegedly, a disturbed Tim McVeigh used a fertilizer bomb in a truck parked outside the building. More likely, McVeigh was a patsy, whose fertilizer bomb was a cover for explosives planted inside the building.
A number of experts dismissed the possibility of McVeigh’s bomb producing such structural damage. For example, General Benton K. Partin, who was in charge of U.S. Air Force munitions design and testing, produced a thick report on the Murrah building bombing which concluded that the building blew up from the inside out. Gen. Partin concluded that “the pattern of damage would have been technically impossible without supplementary demolition charges at some of the reinforced concrete bases inside the building, a standard demolition technique. For a simplistic blast truck bomb, of the size and composition reported, to be able to reach out on the order of 60 feet and collapse a reinforced column base the size of column A7 is beyond credulity.”
Gen. Partin dismissed the official report as “a massive cover-up of immense proportions.”
Of course, the general’s unquestionable expertise had no bearing on the outcome. One reason is that his and other expert voices were drowned out by media pumping the official story. Another reason is that public beliefs in a democracy run counter to suspicion of government as a terrorist agent. Professor Laurie Manwell of the University of Guelph says that “false flag” operations have the advantage over truth: “research shows that people are far less willing to examine information that disputes, rather than confirms, their beliefs.” Professor Steven Hoffman agrees: “Our data shows substantial support for a cognitive theory known as ‘motivated reasoning,’ which suggests that rather than search rationally for information that either confirms or disconfirms a particular belief, people actually seek out information that confirms what they already believe. In fact, for the most part people completely ignore contrary information.” Even when hard evidence turns up, it can be discredited as a “conspiracy theory.”
All that is necessary for success of “false flag” or “black ops” events is for the government to have its story ready and to have a reliable and compliant media. Once an official story is in place, thought and investigation are precluded. Any formal inquiry that is convened serves to buttress the already provided explanation.
An explanation ready-at-hand is almost a give-away that an incident is a “black ops” event. Notice how quickly the U.S. government, allegedly so totally deceived by al Qaida, provided the explanation for 9/11. When President Kennedy was assassinated, the government produced the culprit immediately. The alleged culprit was conveniently shot inside a jail by a civilian before he could be questioned. But the official story was ready, and it held.
Professors Manwell and Hoffman’s research resonates with me. I remember reading in my graduate studies that the Czarist secret police set off bombs in order to create excuses to arrest their targets. My inclination was to dismiss the accounts as anti-Czarist propaganda by pro-communist historians. It was only later when Robert Conquest confirmed to me that this was indeed the practice of the Czarist secret police that the scales fell from my eyes.
Former CIA official Philip Giraldi in his article, “The Rogue Nation,” makes it clear that the U.S. government has a hegemonic agenda that it is pursuing without congressional or public awareness. The agenda unfolds piecemeal as a response to “terrorism,” and the big picture is not understood by the public or by most in Congress. Giraldi protests that the agenda is illegal under both U.S. and international law, but that the illegality of the agenda does not serve as a barrier. Only a naif could believe that such a government would not employ “false flag” operations that advance the agenda.
The U.S. population, it seems, is comprised of naifs whose lack of comprehension is bringing ruin to other lands.
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Outrage was growing today over the abuse of naked airport body scanners after it was revealed that a Heathrow worker perved over a naked image of a female colleague after she passed through one of the devices, before commenting, “I love those gigantic tits”.
Jo Margetson, 29, reported John Laker, 25, to the police after she had entered the x-ray machine by mistake and Laker took the image before making lewd comments.
One of the most important aspects of this story which the media has completely failed to mention is the fact that, despite a barrage of propaganda on behalf of the government claiming that the images produced do not show sensitive areas of the body in detail, the fact that Laker was clearly able to distinguish Margetson’s breasts proves once again that the scanners do show crisp details of genitals and other sensitive body parts.
As we have exhaustively emphasized, the body scanners do allow airport workers to see intricate details of your body – penis length, breast size, implants, piercings, including crystal clear naked shots of your children. The fact that authorities initially lied and denied this was the case as part of the agenda to hastily install scanners after the staged Christmas bombing incident was clearly a case of mass public deception and one of the primary reasons why the scanners need to be removed now.
Action for Rights of Children warned that the scanners broke child porn laws in the UK after their widespread introduction, but the government refused to make an exception and now force all Brits who are asked to go through the scanners without the alternative option of a pat down. If travelers refuse then they are barred from flying, another complete violation of the basic human right to mobility.
“I can’t bear to think about the body scanner thing,” Margetson told the Sun last night, “”I’m totally traumatised. I’ve spoken to the police about it. I’m in too much of a state to go to work.”
Laker was given a formal warning for harassment by police and faces the sack.
“When privacy-invading machines are installed at our airports, abuses like this are inevitable,” said Barrister Alex Deane, director of Big Brother Watch. “We are disturbed to hear of this case, which will lead to greater calls for these scanners to be banned.”
“For every official caught ogling like this, there are plenty more eyeing up law-abiding travellers. These expensive machines are totally disproportionate.”
Heathrow Airport worker Jo Margetson.
As we reported last month, Indian film star Shahrukh Khan claimed that Heathrow staff printed out and circulated an image of him taken by the naked body scanner. Heathrow denied the claim but Khan did not make a retraction and had no motive for inventing the story.
Airport security staff workers are among the least trustworthy people to operate these machines. These individuals are routinely caught abusing their authority for their own ego trip or sexual perversion.
As the video below illustrates, the fact that naked body scanner machines in the U.S. are manned by TSA thugs who are routinely caught abusing their power in treating the public like prison inmates only heightens the danger posed by the use abuse of the new devices.
People in the United States need to lobby for states to pass laws nullifying use of the body scanners as a threat to privacy, health, and a total violation of human dignity, a virtual strip search that wouldn’t even have stopped the Christmas day bomber who was allowed to board the plane as a result of a U.S. State Department directive.
Idaho is leading the revolt, by passing a law that limits the use of the x-ray scanning devices in airports and government buildings and also forces Homeland Security to disprove health concerns.
We are joining the hundreds of other Americans who have filed complaints in protesting naked body scanners as an affront to privacy, dignity, and a health risk, by launching our naked body scanner contest in an effort to focus public attention on how we must stop these machines now before they are installed in the streets and become another tool of control and oppression as part of the prison planet being constructed around us.
Not only have authorities in Europe promised to roll out mobile body scanners on the streets to mass scan crowds of people, but Homeland Security has even gone a step further, developing Orwellian mind-reading devices that are set to be installed as part of unconstitutional checkpoints at public events.
We are offering our biggest prize fund ever of $15,000 for the entries that most successfully highlight the true agenda behind naked body scanners and where this is all heading unless we put our foot down now and help to build momentum behind public pressure to remove the scanners from airports.
Click here to see the contest rules and prepare your entry.