fix articles 2454, special forces
The US Tramples on International Law (tags)
The US surprise attack on Iraq in March 2003 was a primal catastrophe. International law was eliminated and replaced by the imperial dictatorship of the US. Those who destroyed a whole people and have a million casualties on their conscience are not punished in any way.
Sanctions and Double Standards (tags)
Sanctions are war with other means-and not an alternative to war. The civilian population pays the price with their bodies and their lives. Export restrictions on the most important revenues of a country cause immense suffering. That Iran has not attacked another country is unmentioned.
Double Standards in Iran Reporting (tags)
Iran has not attacked any country militarily in the last 100 years. Demonizations occur in the Iran reporting. In comparison, reporting about human rights in Saudi Arabia is not on the agenda.
OBAMA WERE POW'S LEFTBEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)
BARACK OBAMA LEFT POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA AND IS COVERING UP THAT HIS FRIEND COLIN POWELL LEFT POWS BEHIND IN VIETNAM OPRAH WINFREY IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER JANET JACKSON IS ALSO A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER
OBAMA WERE POWS LEFT BEHIND IN AFGAHNISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)
BARACK OBAMA LEFT POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA AND COVERED UP THE FACT THAT COLIN POWELL LEFT POWS BEHIND IN VIETNAM OPRAH WINFREY IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER JANET JACKSON IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER
DID BARACK OBAMA LEAVE POWS BEHIND IN AFGAHNISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)
THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT COLIN POWELL LEFT POW'S BEHIND IN VIETNAM AND BARACK OBAMA IS COVERING UP WHAT COLIN POWELL DID AND BARACK OBAMA HIMSELF LEFT POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT OPRAH WINFREY IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER AND THAT JANET JACKSON IS ALSO A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER
DID BARACK OBAMA LEAVE POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)
There is evidence that as President Barack Obama covered up the fact that his friend Colin Powell left POW'S BEHIND IN VIETNAM AND THAT OBAMA HIMSELF LEFT POW'S BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA AND OPRAH WINFREY AND JANET JACKSON ARE CIA ASSETS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER
The Shortwave Report 03/03/17 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.
The Shortwave Report 01/13/17 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio .
After the Attacks in Paris (tags)
“We are at war!”: such is the leitmotiv of government officials and politicians from the various French parties, after the deadly attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis.
US Intends "Direct Action on the Ground" Supporting ISIS (tags)
UK Special Forces Fighting Assad in Syria (tags)
Turkish Forces Attack Syrian Troops (tags)
Lunatics Run the Washington Asylum (tags)
Philippines: Akbayan and Santiago file joint resolution to terminate VFA (tags)
Akbayan Representative Walden Bello and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago today close ranks as they call for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) saying it is being used to shield US military personnel from Philippine laws for violations and criminal offenses done on Philippine soil.
Russia's Foreign Mnistry on Ukraine (tags)
Mercenary Extremists in Eastern Ukraine (tags)
Afghanistan: Permanent US Occupation Planned (tags)
Kiev Violates Four-Party Agreement (tags)
What Ukraine Propaganda Looks Like (tags)
Should Cameron be prosecuted for recruiting Brits to fight in Al Qaeda ranks in Syria? (tags)
According to the London Evening Standard, a top British prosecutor has “warned that Britons who travel to join the Syrian conflict will face prosecution and potential life sentences on their return.” What the British prosecutor fails to address is that the British “freedom fighters” are being recruited with the full support of the British government of Prime Minister David Cameron in defiance of UK laws. Does this mean that those who finance and recruit terrorists at the highest levels of the British government also “potentially face life sentences” as suggested by Crown Prosecutor Hemming? Or is Her Majesty’s Government immune from prosecution?
Beating Up on Syria and Iran Persists (tags)
US Atrocities in Afghanistan (tags)
Honduras: State-Sponsored Death Squad Terror (tags)
Syrian Death Squad Invaders Seize UN Peacekeepers (tags)
Israeli Lawlessness in Issawiya (tags)
The Shortwave Report 01/25/13 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.
Western Sponsored Aleppo Mass Murder (tags)
Permanent Afghanistan Occupation Planned (tags)
Hagel and Brennan Nominations (tags)
Foreign Terrorists Wage War on Syria (tags)
Islamofascist Killers Threaten Syria (tags)
The Shortwave Report 12/14/12 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, China Radio International, and NHK World Radio Japan.
Score One for Hedges v. Obama (tags)
Violence-Wracked Honduras (tags)
Syria and Iran in Focus (tags)
Brookings: A Reliable Imperial Tool (tags)
Another Foiled False Flag (tags)
Media Scoundrels Promote War on Syria (tags)
Media Scoundrels Promote War (tags)
George Soros Targets Syria (tags)
The Criminal Class in Washington is Bipartisan (tags)
Afghanistan Crimes: Absolving Higher-Ups (tags)
No Letup in Western-Backed Syrian Violence (tags)
Scoundrel Media Afghan Massacre Cover-Up (tags)
A Decade of America Ravaging Afghanistan (tags)
Targeted Killings: US and Israeli Specialties (tags)
Planned Regime Change in Syria (tags)
Soiling for War on Syria (tags)
Former US Policymakers Promote War on Iran (tags)
Planned Regime Change in Iran and Syria (tags)
Waging Covert War on Iran (tags)
Obama Year Three: Continuing His Rogue Agenda (tags)
Washington's Greater Middle East Agenda: War (tags)
Legislating Tyranny in America (tags)
America's Media War on Syria (tags)
Fabricated IAEA Report on Iran Released (tags)
Obama's Legacy of Shame (tags)
Why Libya Was Attacked (tags)
Libya: Another Lost NATO War (tags)
Mixed Messages on Gaddafi (tags)
Obama's Imperial Arrogance (tags)
Lies, Damn Lies, and NATO Claiming Control Across Libya (tags)
Pushing the Envelope for Confrontation with Iran (tags)
Iran Falsely Charged with Fake Terror Plot (tags)
Making Sense of Syria (tags)
Police State Justice Under Obama (tags)
Afghanistan: Eight police killed at Helmand checkpoint (tags)
Correspondents say that in recent months Taliban militants have carried out several attacks, some of them high profile, by infiltrating the Western-trained Afghan security forces.
Putin Bashing (tags)
Philippines Anti-Bases Movement: Time to Assert National Sovereignty Once Again (tags)
With pride as a people, we commemorate a historic national event this coming September 16, the rejection of the US military bases twenty years ago
Face-Off: Palestine v. Washington/Israel on Statehood (tags)
9/11: Echoes of the Big Lie (tags)
Turkey/Israeli War of Words (tags)
Libya: NATO's Latest Charnal House (tags)
NATO Style Liberation (tags)
Libya: Flashpoint for Global Conflict (tags)
Colonizing Libya by Military, Financial, Political and Propaganda Terrorism (tags)
US-Led Terror Bombings Target Civilians (tags)
JOSE RIZAL & PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY (tags)
JUNE 12, marking the independence of the Philippines from the Spanish empire, would not have been realized without the martyrdom of countless Filipinos foremost of whom is Jose Rizal. Andres Bonifacio, the leader of the Katipunan rebellion, honored Rizal's memory by using his name as a shibboleth. But the neocolonial politicians today have only fulfilled Rizal's nightmare that the slaves of yesterday will be the tyrants of today. This essay pays homage to Rizal on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
The Obama Doctrine: Lawless Imperial Aggression (Part II) (tags)
The Military as a Security Risk (tags)
You cannot have both democracy and concentration of wealth, Justice Brandeis warned. 20% of military spending is for defense; the rest is for empire. Endless war is not a future but the denial of a future. To Hitler, the soldier was the only model of courage.
Remember Libya: One of History's Terror Bombing Victims (tags)
Obama on Libya: Defending the Indefensible (tags)
Planned Regime Change in Libya (tags)
Western Aggression on Libya (tags)
Imperial War on Libya (tags)
Remember Saddam Hussain? (tags)
"The capture of numerous British military and intelligence operatives—six SAS men and an MI5 agent—by rebel forces in Benghazi made clear that the powers that be are already hard at work to this end. It has since been revealed by the Daily Mail that ministers have approved “a presence on the ground” of the SAS and MI6, who “will link up with Special Forces already in Libya to provide protection and give informal military advice to the Libyan opposition.”
Our Man in Pakistan (tags)
Calls for military intervention in Libya? (tags)
"The Imperialist powers, they’re economies wrecked by the hubris endemic to their systems, would like nothing better than to seize, Libya’s petroleum assets during this time of eternal turmoil. And why wouldn’t they desire to invade now? They get to derail revolution and they get the oil! This would be London and Washington’s wet dream. And it would be a disaster for the people everywhere! In fact we may ultimately find that their dirty, greedy hands were behind the disaster in Libya in order to create pretexts for actions “imperial in nature” all over Africa. At any rate, no progressive person can believe that “western intervention” will be other than another grotesque rape of the people of the African continent. Please do all you can to resist this horrible possibility? The western powers simply cannot be trusted. Defend the Libyan nations’ right, and indeed all the revolutionary peoples’ of Africa’s’ right to self-determination. No less, and in fact, much more is at stake."
Middle East Intifadas (tags)
The Logic of Imperial Insanity and the Road to World War III plus many mirrors (tags)
"Obama wasted no time in rapidly accelerating America’s imperial adventures. While dropping the term “War on Terror” from usage, the Pentagon adopted the term, “overseas contingency operations.” This was to be the typical strategy of the Obama administration: change the appearance, not the substance. The name was changed, but the “War on Terror” remained, and not only that, it was rapidly accelerated to a level that would not have been possible if undertaken by the previous administration."
Obama Year Two: Continued Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)
Washington Backing Indonesian State Terror (tags)
funding state terror
Veteran Activist Tom Hayden Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Veteran activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden came to the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest November 4 to talk about the "Long War," a doctrine used by America's military that suggests the U.S. will be at war against militant Islam for 60 to 80 years and Afghanistan and Iraq are merely "theatres" in this war. He also talked about the recent midterm elections and the frustration of white voters, especially white men, at the failure of either the Republicans or the Democrats to improve their lives.
Censored from HuffPo / Chicago: "Who cares who wins the elections" (tags)
As a regular blogger on the Huffington Post / Chicago's website, I recently encountered a situation which I believe is censorship for failing to have a proper "line" on next Tuesday's elections. As allies of the Democratic Party in various sectors scramble to motivate the party's "base" for the elections, apparently a voice pouring cold water on such efforts was not welcome. That the piece showed that human rights progress is not beholden to Democratic Party advancement made it that much more toxic. Here it is so that you can judge for yourself.
America's War on Islam (tags)
the unreported war
Lawsuit Challenges Obama Administration's Targeted Assassination Policy (tags)
lawless killing now US policy
Targeted Assassinations: Challenging US Policy (tags)
In America, the rule of law is dead
Damage Control: Downplaying WikiLeaks Revelations (tags)
spin can't hide the importance of WikiLeaks documents
WikiLeaks "Afghan War Diaries" (tags)
a powerful indictment of all wars
MILITARY TORTURE AND STATE TERRORISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
Despite the election of Benigno Aquino III to succeed the corrupt brutal Arroyo, 43 healthworkers continue to suffer military torture. Five are confined to the military camp alleged as self-confessed New People's Army guerillas, while 38 were transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, notorious for the massacre of Moro suspects. The five persons on which the fascist generals are concentrating their torture are: VALENTINO PAULINO, CHERRYLYN TAWAGON, ELLEN CARANDANG, JENNYLYN PIZZARO, & JOHN MARK BARRIENTOS. Carandang's children were taken from their home by the military," according to KARAPATAN, human rights monitor. Their relatives are threatened or offered bribes coercively to side with the military and incriminate themselves or their kin. We appeal to the international community to denounce this barbaric treatment and demand the immediate release of the Morong 43.
U.S. And NATO Accelerate Military Build-Up In Black Sea Region (tags)
"The establishment of U.S. and NATO naval, air and infantry bases and interceptor missile installations in Black Sea nations is the prototype for expansive and permanent military build-ups in Eastern Europe and into former Soviet space, which is being replicated in the Baltic Sea region. An imaginary Iranian threat is the subterfuge employed to justify the presence of U.S. and NATO warplanes, warships, troops, mechanized and airborne units, missile batteries, training centers and radar facilities in the Black Sea and Baltic Sea regions. Iran does not border either of the two seas and has neither the ability nor any reason to threaten nations that do."
Fabricating Terrorism: Victims of UK Injustice (tags)
Britain and America partnered for injustice
US Defense officials in RP for COIN ops (tags)
A US defense official arrived in the country Wednesday and met with local defense and intelligence executives, said a spokesperson for the US Embassy. “Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Garry Reid is here,” said US Press Attaché Rebecca Thompson in a phone interview with INQUIRER.net. Counter-Insurgency (COIN) According to Philippine Daily Inquirer(PDI) sources not authorized to talk to media said initially that it was Michael Vickers, assistant secretary for defense for Special Operations, Low Intensity Conflict and Independent Capabilities, who was scheduled to go to DND and to the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA).
US-Committed Atrocities in Afghanistan (tags)
Afghan atrocities greater than ever
Obama's War Crimes Same as Nazi War Crimes (tags)
On March 23, 2010, at age 88, a former Nazi iwas convicted of war crimes perpetrated over 65 years ago which the perpetrator, Henrich Boere, called justifiable under international law as a response to violent acts of resistance against the German occupiers as he was told the victims were partisans, terrorists.
Anarcofeminist contingent at March 20 Antiwar March (tags)
Anarcha-La is calling on our anti-authoritarian sisters and brothers to join us on Saturday, March 20th for the anti-war march starting at noon at Hollywood and Vine.
U.S.-BACKED STATE TERRORISM AND MILITARY BRUTALITY IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
Millions of US taxpayers' money are supporting de facto President Arroyo's despotic rule in the Philippines. The continuing torture of 43 health workers may be an alibi to cover up the horrendous Ampatuan massacre and numerous corruption scandals, a preparation for martial rule by May 20. Fascist violence will surely be met by the enraged mobilization of the masses. The US public needs to protest the use of their taxdollars to fund Arroyo's extrajudicial killings, torture, and forced disappearances of thousands of Filipino civilians.
Philippine Army chief sees ‘meltdown’ NPA by June (tags)
The EPCC NEWS today learned that the military on Monday said it has been well on track to defeating the communist insurgency within 2010, with the string of successes against the New People's Army across the country, causing the "meltdown" of rebel forces. According to the EPCC, in a speech to the army camp in Davao province in Mindanao, Army Lt. General Delfin Bangit, Philippine Army chief, said the military has been able to deal significant blows against the NPA, trimming down Asia's longest-running Maoist insurgency "into smaller formations." Bangit was in Davao del Norte Monday to personally thank and reward soldiers for "back-to-back victories" against the NPA in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental provinces in a week.
Obama's War on Yemen (tags)
Obama's expanded war agenda
The Untold Story of the Cuban 5 (tags)
The Cuban 5 are 5 Cuban anti-terrorists working in Miami to expose terrorism against Cuba. They were framed up in Miami and are serving long prison terms here in the U.S. for doing nothing illegal. Below is part one of a series about their case.
The War in Afghanistan and its Implications in the Philippines (tags)
For the Alliance-Philippines, the escalating US-War in Afghanistan has a very special implication to the revolutionary movement in the Philippines. It is not only because there are 5 million Muslims in the Philippines, but also because there is an existing civil war in the Philippines centered in the 2nd largest island of Mindanao. It also indirectly affects the Filipino community abroad as in North America specially here in the United States. The existing civil war between the MILF with the Philippine government and the NPA has dragged on for more than 37 years. It just intensifies in varying degrees in between negotiations; ceasefires and changes in the US supported regimes. The civil war that started when President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972 has claimed more than 30,000 lives, and at present affected more than 2 million people and 650,000 refugees in Mindanao.
US OUT OF AFGHANISTAN! US OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES! (tags)
Today, October 2001, the Bush regime’s armed forces launched “Operation Enduring Freedom” by carpet bombing Afghanistan and then invading and occupied the whole country after a minimal resistance from the existing Taliban regime. Like when Bush proclaimed “mission accomplished “ in Iraq, Afghanistan was an easy victory to their delight in 2001 but later it became their worst nightmare several years later.
Afghanistan's Operation Phoenix (tags)
America's dirty war
DAAO CITY MAYOR LAMBAST AFP (tags)
Enough is enough. Even the City mayor is angry at the military abuses. Military abuses are driving more and more people to join communist rebels, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said here Friday. This is what AJLPP sources learned today.
KONSULTANT NG NDF ILEGAL NA INARESTO (tags)
Inulat ng balitaan ng PESANTE-USA na iligal na inaresto ng mga militar at pulis ang isang konsultant ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) sa usapang pangkapayapaan. Mahigit na 20 tauhan na ng NDF ang inaaresto ng AFP mula ng matigil ang usapang pangakapayapaan noong 2004. Samantala. wala ring patid ang pagsalbeyds at pagpapahirap ng mga tropa ng AFP sa mga sibilyang pilit na isinasangkot sa armadong kilusang rebolusyonaryo. Ito ang ulat sa iba't ibang bahagi ng bansa na nilikom ng Pesante News.
Bush Nazi! You Can Stay Here No Longer! (tags)
Even if some dumkopf has convinced them that they were good Samaritans; they will hear; ""Go away! You are unclean!" people cry to them. "Away! Away!.." When they flee and wander about, people say, "They can stay here no longer.""(James 5:6; Lam. 4:15) 1/29 Bush Nazis bluffing blind men.
Civil war and vigilantism gripping Mexico (tags)
To date some 7,000 Mexicans have died in this war – all attributable to the government versus the rich and powerful Mexican Drug Cartels war.
Is Bush's Stupidity Worthy of Death? (tags)
In his farewell address Dumb Boy "W" once again repeated the demented ruminations of the SERPENT that wants you to believe that the fabricated conflicts of religious fanatics are the principle terrorist threat while the Bush Nazis murder millions with toxic "harmless" stuff.
Bush Legacy - Stupidity Worthy of Death (tags)
If Dumb Boy "W" falsely claimed that he was a college graduate when he never graduated from anyplace, he is is guilty of treason and shall suffer death. There is no point in letting him live, for he will just continue trying to manipulate things with his professed intelligence and his sweet-talk.
Do You Love Your Obama More than Huck Finn Loved Jim? (tags)
Seven Billion Jews Died!..and a suicide bomber did it! Ivy League-style Salvation - If you were convinced that stupidity was intelligence, would your Lord tell you He was bringing a sword? 1/10 Do you love your Obama as much as Huck Finn loved Jim?
Targeting Hugo Chavez (tags)
The dominant media assault continues
AJLPP: RP-US war games in Luzon –An Act of Armed Intervention (tags)
The AJLPP vehemently condemns US-RP BALIKATAN joint military exercises in the Philippines. The AJLPP said that US imperialism aims to further strengthen its military position in the Philippines and in the Asia-Pacific region amid the severe crises besetting the US and its puppet regime. The AJLPP denounced the series of Balikatan exercises as "a continuing outright violation of national sovereignty, as armed foreign troops are allowed to freely operate, and even engage in combat as well as intelligence and other military operations in Philippine territory.” The AJLPP likewise condemned the puppet Arroyo government "for allowing the US to use the revival of its military bas
AJLPP Condemns US War Games (tags)
As Philippine and US troops began Wednesday a two-week integrated ground and air training meant to improve their forces' skills in fighting terrorism and responding to disasters and security situations,the AJLPP condemns such acts of brazen military intervention in the Philippines. More than 60 military exercises or war games were conducted in the Philippines since the VFA was approved in 1999 according to AJLPP. The US-RP military war games commenced in the former US Clark Air base in Pampanga. It is now callled Diosdado Macapagal Airport after the current president 's father.
THE THIRD VIETNAM? (tags)
Very few people know that the US military is directly involved in the fierce fighting going on in the Philippines between the Moro insurgents and the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime supported by the Bush neocons and the warmongering Pentagon planners. Will you continue to allow US tax dollars to be wasted in this barbaric genocidal war against indigenous peoples? Over a thousand extrajudicial killings and "forced disappearances" under Arroyo's tenure, plus a few hundred Muslims dead as "collateral damage," may be the signs of US "benevolent hegemony" (Robert Kagan) and US "magnanimous imperial power" (Dinesh D'Souza). McKinley's "Benevolent Assimilation" lives on!
Using Georgia to Target Russia (tags)
Welcome to the new Cold War and Great Game
STOP US TAX DOLLARS FUNDING REPRESSION IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
Thanks to Bush, US ciizens' tax dollars are being wasted funding the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime in the Philippines. Arroyo has been condemned by Amnesty International. Human Rights Watch, Asia Commission on Human Rights, World Council of Churches ,UN Rapporteurs, and numerous organizations for committing thousands of extra-judicial murders of lawyers, journalists, church people, women and union organizers, indigenous minority peoples. We need to put a stop to this outrageous inhumanity.
BUSH SENDS NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
With the subservience of the Arroyo regime, Bush continues the political-military intervention in the "killing field" of the Philippines, wasting millions of tax-dollars in suppressing the Moro insurgents and Filipino national-democrats, abetting the horrendous extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances and widespread poverty and oppression, all in the name of the war against "terrorism," a code-word for popular resistance against global capital's greed and inhumane devastation of the planet.
CIA/US Military Perpetrated Most of Iraq's "Suicide Bombs"! (tags)
...in Baghdad when an Iraqi driver had his license and car confiscated at a checkpoint, after which he was instructed "to report to an American military camp near Baghdad airport for interrogation and in order to retrieve his license." After being questioned for a short while, he was told to drive his car to an Iraqi police station, where his license had been forwarded, and that he should go quickly. "The driver did leave in a hurry, but was soon alarmed with a feeling that his car was driving as if carrying a heavy load, and he also became suspicious of a low flying helicopter that kept hovering overhead, as if trailing him. He stopped the car and inspected it carefully. He found nearly 100 kilograms of explosives hidden in the back seat and along the two back doors. The only feasible explanation for this incident is that the car was indeed booby trapped by the Americans and intended for the al-Khadimiya Shiite district of Baghdad. The helicopter was monitoring his movement and witnessing the anticipated ‘hideous attack by foreign elements."
Spinning the News - the FARC-EP Files, Venezuela and Interpol (tags)
Interpol report suggests FARC-EP files are fake.
Dangerous Mexican/U.S. Criminal Enterprises Operating Along the (tags)
Many were beheaded with or without written messages on bodies or in vehicles. The cartels’ methods of torture and killing are particularly brutal. On September 6, 2006, masked gunmen entered a nightclub in the Michoacan, fired guns in the air and rolled five severed human heads onto the dance floor
Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part I (tags)
A superb book on recent Haitian history.
Bush and Uribe v. Chavez and Correa (tags)
The latest made in USA regional mischief.
AFP seeks additional troops, P3.5B to quash insurgents (tags)
President Arroyo yesterday said she is merely awaiting the recommendation of Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro to approve the proposal of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) leadership to beef up its strength by six battalions to bolster the government’s campaign to stamp out the decades-old local communist insurgency. Presiding over the first AFP Command Conference of 2008 at Camp Aguinaldo yesterday morning, Mrs. Arroyo listened intently to the presentations of the military brass, led by AFP Chief of Staff Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on the insurgency situation and other threats to national security. Esperon reported to the President that the AFP needs six more battalions and P3.5 billion to implement its “unified command” program. In addition to the six battalions, the AFP hopes to constitute 20 more Cafgu (Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit) companies to help the military fight insurgency in the countryside.
Iraq's Laboratory of Repression (tags)
The Bush administration is turning Iraq into a test tube for modern techniques of repression, from sophisticated biometrics that track populations to devastating weapons systems that combine night-vision optics from drone aircraft, heat resonance imaging and deadly firepower from the sky to kill suspected insurgents. The harsh repression surrounding the “surge” has drawn far less U.S. press attention. The grim reality, however, is that an increasingly desperate American military has stepped up its indiscriminate killing and jailing of Iraqis, especially “military-age males” or MAMS.
US military action on Pakistan advocated (tags)
* Analysts say likely dangers include collapse of Pakistan govt * Propose Special Forces operation to prevent nukes from falling into wrong hands * Suggest supporting army
US steps up plans for military intervention in Pakistan (tags)
In the midst of public statements of support for “democracy” in Pakistan and the recent visit to Islamabad by the American envoy John Negroponte, Washington is quietly preparing for a stepped-up military intervention in the crisis-ridden country. According to the New York Times Monday, plans have been drawn up by the US military’s Special Operations Command for deploying Special Forces troops in Pakistan’s frontier regions for the purpose of training indigenous militias to combat forces aligned with the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Citing unnamed military officials, the newspaper reports that the proposal would “expand the presence of military trainers in Pakistan, directly finance a separate tribal paramilitary force that until now has proved largely ineffective and pay militias that agreed to fight Al Qaeda and foreign extremists.”
Iranian Kurdistan: A simmering cauldron (tags)
Simmering discontent among Iran's ethnic Kurdish minority - aided by the government's conflict with a Turkish PKK offshoot - could spell major trouble for the Iranian government. The US government is fully aware of these tensions, and, according to published reports, is preparing several contingency plans to capitalize on mass discontent in these areas.
Full Spectrum Mercenaries: Blackwater Goes to Mexico (tags)
If and when private security contractor Blackwater USA and its heavily-armed operatives are forced to pull out of Iraq as the result of the September 16th rampage in downtown Baghdad when its employees massacred up to 28 Iraqis, Mexico could be a profitable option for the North Carolina-based company.
Beytushebab Massacre: Lies and Crimes of Turkish Militarists (tags)
On September 29th, Turkish news agencies informed the Turkish and world public about a so-called PKK attack in which 12 people of Kurdish origin (7 of whom were Village Guards working for the “security” forces) were said to have lost their lives. They were mowed down in their minibus near the village of Hemkan attached to Beytushebab town of Shirnak province neighboring Iraq.
mercenaries without borders (tags)
privatisation of armies and security are a utter defeat of freedom and democracy. Read why.
jorge slobbering over nukes (tags)
the stupid fundamentalist freak and nwo toady jorge bush arbusto is getting ready to use the nukes in an attempt to extricate himself and his cronies from public demands for an accounting....
DUTCH FASCISM & BUSH-ARROYO STATE TERRORISM ATTACK FILIPINO REFUGEES (tags)
Colluding with U.S. & Filipino reactionaries, Dutch fascist authorities arrested Jose Maria Sison, a Filipino political refugee, and raided the National Democratic Front International Information Office in Holland. This is a clear example of State Terrorism working on behalf of predatory imperialist capital. All progressives and democrats everywhere should protest this outrage and support the Filipino people's struggle for justice, equality, and true independence.
Middle East Madness (tags)
The enormous risks of a widened war in the Middle East
The Coming Attack on Iran (tags)
"Bush has declared himself to be the "decider." The "decider" decides whether Americans have any rights under the Constitution and whether Iran has any rights under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. As the "decider" has decided that Iran has no such rights, the "decider" decides whether to attack Iran. No one else has any say about it. The people’s representatives are just so much chaff in the wind. "
The War Criminal in the Living Room (tags)
The media is silent. Congress is absent. Americans are distracted as George W Bush prepares aggression against Iran.
Babylon, Pride of Man ***** (tags)
In Washington, D.C., Babylon on the Potomac was found "the blood of the saints and of all who have been slain on the earth." (Rev. 18) "O God! Pride of Man, fallen in the dust again!" Quicksilver Messenger Service. Samaria's Silent Murder Epidemic addressed.
AJLLP CALLS FOR A JUST AND LASTING PEACE IN MINDANAO (tags)
The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) –USA reiterates its call for a stop on the ongoing war in Mindanao. The AJLPP through its National Coordinator Mario Santos today vehemently condemns the lack of sincerity on the part of the US-Arroyo regime in pursuing the peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the National Democratic Front (NDF).
Philippine Marine chief in Basilan sacked (tags)
-The commander of the Marine brigade battling Muslim extremists in Basilan was sacked from his post for not personally leading his troops into battle, the military’s chief said Wednesday. The removal of Col. Ra miro Alivio, commander of the 1st Marine Brigade, comes just days after heavy troop casualties in clashes with the Abu Sayyaf. Alivio would be moved to another position in the Marine headquarters in Fort Bonifacio “where his intelligence background will serve our organization best,” said Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon. He has been replaced by Col. Rus tico Guerrero, Esperon said.
US-Arroyo’s Double Talk: Talking Peace, Waging War (tags)
The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) –USA express its serious and deep concern over the ongoing war in Mindanao the Philippine armed forces in Basilan and Sulu is waging that have claimed more than 100 lives in three separate clashes since the second week of July.
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)
An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.
Dieback! Bel Bows Down! and PGW post *** (tags)
I declared them to you from of old, before they came to pass I announced them to you, lest you say, "My idols did them." (Is. 48:5) Re: Cornell; i.e. Big Red; i.e. ".. the Lady in Red! Take my advice, you'd be better off dead!" J. Garcia "Casey Jones"
Dieback! Bel Bows Down! and PGW post ** (tags)
I declared them to you from of old, before they came to pass I announced them to you, lest you say, "My idols did them." (Is. 48:5) (Psst!) "He's so Gad-damn stupid, he'd make a GREAT cop!"
war protest (tags)
end this war or we will
COMMUNITY GROUPS CONFRONT LAPD AND CHIEF BRATTON ABOUT MAY DAY POLICE RIOT (tags)
“If the LAPD acts like this in broad daylight in front of cameras, what do they do at night?”
FILIPINA MILITANTS CONDEMN ARROYO-BUSH FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)
The 2nd session of the Permanent People's Tribunal (March 21-25, The Hague, Netherlands) marks a historic milestone in the Filipino people's struggle for social justice and true independence from U.S. imperialism and predatory global capital. This brief report sums up the major achievement of the Tribunal, highlighting the role of progressive Filipina women in the fight for freedom and people's liberation.
Democratic presidential candidates debate where to wage war next (tags)
In the first debate between candidates for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, the leading contenders made clear that whatever their differences with the Bush administration’s handling of the war in Iraq, they are all committed to maintaining the US occupation of the oil-rich country and that, if elected president, they would not hesitate to use US military power anywhere in the world to defend the geo-political interests of American imperialism. The debate, which was broadcast by MSNBC television from South Carolina State University, included ostensible front runners New York Senator Hillary Clinton, Illinois Senator Barack Obama and former North Carolina senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, as well as Delaware Senator Joseph Biden, Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Also included were Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich and former Alaska senator Mike Gravel.
Talks with MILF to resume after elections (tags)
Stalled peace talks between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are to resume after the May 14 elections. Both sides have agreed to work toward a resumption of the talks, Presidential Spokesman Ignacio Bunye said in a statement Thursday. ---BACKED by howitzer and mortar fire, elite Army troops on Thursday seized a makeshift camp of the Moro National Liberation Front in Sulu where nearly 100 Abu Sayyaf extremists were believed to be hiding.
8,000 families displaced in Sulu fighting; OIC steps in (tags)
More than 8,000 families ( 40,000 people)have fled their homes as Marines and Army troops hunted down renegade Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) commander Habier Malik and his men, who have killed 12 people in Sulu. For three days now, thousands of troops have been sent to Sulu to run after Malik’s band after he escaped when the military captured his sprawling hilltop encampment in Panamao, Sulu on Sunday. Reports said several MNLF commanders, along with an undetermined number of fighters from the towns of Pata, Daungdong and Capual in Sulu, are now fighting alongside Malik.
The Pawn of Timor-Leste (tags)
Australian Special Forces have today surrounded the 'rebel’ Major Alfredo Reinado in occupied Timor-Leste; it seems Reinado has passed his use-by-date; a tense stand-off presently exists with Reinado threatening to shoot any Australian soldier who ventures too near.
Naval blockade in Sulu (tags)
The Philippine armed forces fielded more than 10 warships around Sulu in what could be the single biggest naval blockade meant to trap Abu Sayyaf terrorists in their lair. Armed Forces chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said yesterday the naval blockade formed part of the "small unit tactics" designed to eventually wipe out local and foreign terrorists holed out in Sulu, as part of the military’s ongoing offensive dubbed Oplan Ultimatum
CIA, FBI, Aussie agents operating in south — AFP (tags)
Several American and Australian intelligence agents are in Mindanao to monitor terrorist activities, military sources here claimed yesterday. "Mindanao is crawling with CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and even Australian federal agents," a source told The STAR.
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY — ARE CHANGES AHEAD? (tags)
Many progressive Americans are hoping for a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy because President Bush lost control of Congress or after he leaves office — but the chances of this happening are not favorable.)
EVA GOLINGER'S NEW BOOK - BUSH VS. CHAVEZ (tags)
HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE HUGO CHAVEZ
4 more years of war in Iraq? (tags)
The prospect of combat in Iraq for at least another four years is prompting the Army to realign its forces to prevent a small slice of soldiers who are shouldering much of the fighting from wearing out.
Force and Fraud (tags)
This is the reality you are facing, and denial will not help you this time.
NPA GUERILLAS STRIKES IN NEGROS, WESTERN VISAYAS (tags)
About 50 communist rebels, posing as policemen, attacked the construction site of a foreign-funded international airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental, early Sunday, burning down P30-million worth of equipment. The P4.3-billion airport is one of three newly developed airports in three provinces mentioned by the President in her State of the Nation address in July.
AFGHANISTAN - THE OTHER LOST WAR (tags)
HOW THE US PLUNDERED AFGHANISTAN IN THE NAME OF LIBERATION
US to beef up hunt for Abu-JI terrorists (tags)
The United States is increasing its support for the ongoing military offensive in Sulu against the Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah to hasten the capture of Abu Sayyaf chief Khadaffy Janjalani and Umar Patek and Dulmatin of JI, Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz said here yesterday. Cruz said Rear Adm. William VanMeter Alford Jr., chief of staff of the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), made the commitment in a meeting with President Arroyo during her stop here on Sunday.
AFP 6,000 TROOPS NOW PURSUING ABU SAYAFF IN SULU (tags)
Armed Forces chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon disclosed on Monday that 6,000 government troops have been deployed to intensify the ongoing pursuit operations against the band of Abu Sayyaf leader Khaddafy Janjalani and two Jemaah Islamiyah bomb experts in the jungles of Sulu.
Women Say They Will Also Target Los Angeles Afghan Embassy (tags)
"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America." - President Jimmy Carter.
Following that credo, on September 11, 2006, American women handcuffed and chained themselves to the Afghan Embassy in Washington, DC to protest against Hamid Karzai's oppressive government. A spokeswoman stated that this was "just the start of demonstrations against the Afghan Embassy in Washington to protest President Karzai's illegal imprisonment of innocent Americans and treatment of Afghan women."
COURAGE AND RESISTANCE IN OAXACA AND MEXICO CITY (tags)
THE SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE IN MEXICO TODAY
AFP Southcom split into 2 commands (tags)
Southcom split into 2 commands By Jaime Laude The Philippine Star 08/27/2006 The military’s biggest troop contingent in Mindanao will be deactivated and split into two separate commands effective today. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon said the Southern Command under Maj. Gen. Gabriel Habacon will be divided into the Western Mindanao Command and the Eastern Mindanao Command. Esperon stressed the division of the Southcom into two military units is for a more effective control and deployment of troops in the whole of Mindanao. Maj. Gen. Eugenio Cedo has been designated as first commander of the Western Mindanao Command that will be based at the Southcom headquarters at Camp Navarro in Zamboanga City. On the other hand, the Eastern Mindanao Command to be based in Davao City will be under the command of Maj. Gen. Rodolfo Obaniana. Esperon explained the split of Southcom is necessary for better control of the troops and to put more focus on the fight against the communist New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in the eastern part of Mindanao, and the fight against the Abu Sayyaf and other terror groups in the western part of the region. Southcom, which has responsibility over the whole of Mindanao, is composed of three Army divisions, two joint task forces, two naval forces, a tactical operations wing of the Air Force, two elite Special Forces battalions and one company of troops from the Light Reaction Battalion. Esperon said there would be some redeployment of troops where their presence is mostly needed. The Southcom comprises roughly 60 percent of the 120,000-strong military, all under its administrative and operational control. "These two targets (Islamic extremists and communist rebels) are very important that’s why we assigned two commanders there. With the split, we believe that the commanders will be more focused," Esperon said. Esperon said the decision to split Southcom into two units is a strategic move to sustain the pursuit operations against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu. The decision, however, left Habacon with no unit to command. Habacon, one of the remaining so-called "Garci generals," said the deactivation of the Southcom will mean the closure of his military career. He opted to retire early, with only a few days left on his active service before his mandatory retirement on Sept. 9 on reaching the age of 56. "He (Habacon) decided to retire early due to personal reasons. He may have planned it earlier," Southcom spokesman Col. Susthenes Valcorza explained yesterday. Esperon will preside over the deactivation of Southcom today, on the same occasion where Habacon will be given retirement honors, Valcorza said. When asked if the splitting of the Southcom prompted Habacon to seek early retirement, Valcorza replied: "It could be one of the reasons." Habacon was among the generals mentioned in the controversial wiretap recordings that became an issue against President Arroyo. Aside from Habacon, among the generals mentioned to have helped in the rigging of the results of the May 10, 2004 elections in Mindanao include retired Lt. Gen. Roy Kyamko, former Southcom chief and retired Marine Brig. Gen. Francisco Gudani, along with Esperon. Kyamko has already retired when the tapes were leaked in June 2005. Gudani retired in October that same year, days after he exposed alleged cheating operations in Central Mindanao before a Senate investigation. A military fact-finding board headed by Navy Chief Vice Admiral Mateo Mayuga cleared the four generals of involvement in the alleged cheating operations.
BREAKING INTEL: HezbollahGate & the Extortionist Time Magazine (tags)
Israeli Intelligence has been caught redhanded by French Special Forces in trying to set an espionage organization inside Lebanon to spy on the International force that is on its way to the Middle East to supervise the Lebanese Ceasefire.
FILIPINAS EVERYWHERE (tags)
In the light of the profound economic and political crisis in the Philippines today, what could be the significance of celebrating the one-hundred year anniversary of the coming of Filipino contract labor to Hawaii? Are Filipinos the new compradors for the militarist U.S. Empire? Or are they harbingers of a new generation of combatants from the oppressed communities? At the turn of the century, the revolutionary organizer Rosa Luxemburg elegized the dismal plight of the subjugated natives. Today, US Special Forces are back to reconquer the neocolony, with the natives no longer smiling, now up in arms, united with people of color in Venezuela, Palestine, Hawaii, Nepal, Mexico, and other battlefronts of our beleaguered planet. Whither the Filipino diaspora?
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders (tags)
There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty
Tax dollars to fund study on restricting public data (tags)
Hmmmm.... A one million dollar grant by the feds to this law school to come up with excuses to flush the Freedom of Information Act down the toilet. I bet the number of reasons they come up with to flush the constitution down the toilet is directly proportional to the amount of money the feds give them!
Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from the Struggles in Mexico 06/16/06-06/29/06 (tags)
The following is a correspondence from joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.
Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from Mexico City 06/18 and Atenco 06/19/06 (tags)
BTL:Special Forces Veteran Asserts The Iraq War Has Already Been Lost (tags)
Interview with Stan Goff, retired Special Forces Master Sergeant and peace activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
THE SECRET TEAM (tags)
The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World- [ In Memory of L. Fletcher Prouty, -Sheepdog's dig ]
CHILEAN POLICE USES GUNS AGAINST PROTESTING MAPUCHE COMMUNITY JUAN PAILLALEF (tags)
In the last three days the Mapuche Community ‘Juan Paillalef’ was confronted with harsh police violence. The confrontations started during a peaceful act of protest by the Mapuche Community against illegal road constructions through several Mapuche lands. The police chased away the protesting group and entered the community using guns, teargas and clubs. The following day Juana Calfunao and her sister were arrested without a warrant. When released yesterday, both women showed bad injuries from being beaten by the police.
10/19 Americas Watch Haiti: Continue Oppression and Killings in Haiti+Video! (tags)
On Friday, September 23, 2005, the Director General of the Haiti National Police Leon Charles, UN Force Commander Lieutanant General Augusto Heleno Ribiero Pereira of Brazil, and the Special Representative of the United Nations Juan Valdes of Chile were convicted of violations of Haitian law and international law including crimes against humanity. This verdict was delivered by the jury of the First Session of the International Tribunal on Haiti. The Tribunal was held in Washington, DC at George Washington University at the Elliott School of International Affairs.
'Dangerous Dan' (tags)
Former Green Beret Comes Clean About Mafia-Like Hit On Military Officer Who Knew Too Much About Kennedy Assassination Called 'Dangerous Dan' by his military buddies does an about face from being a Green Beret and military hitman to now fighting for Christ as a born again Christian. Once he found the Lord, the former Special Forces Lt. Col. says he no longer fears the assassins who have tried in the past to kill him for going public in a tell-all book.
Oil rich Mauritania: Coup against the US and Israel? (tags)
The US gov't continues to deal with the old President of Mauritania: the oncoming clash is another guerilla war in Africa. Which like many other continents has been 'robbed blind', but is blamed for not being able to see!
SOSMM Links to the Past (tags)
A brief history of the Modern Militia Movement in America
Convictions and Corrections (tags)
The psychologists' report concluded that people ignore corrections irrespective of the certainty that a news report was notorious. The truth is unimportant. Whether something fits and confirms the worldview is decisive.
Stratcom: One-Stop Shopping for Bush War Plans (tags)
Bush is likely to get us into more wars. Since critics are now aware that we were lied to about the reasons for the war on Iraq, he will have to start the next war so quickly that no debate is possible. Stratcom makes this possible.
Bush vs Putin - Adults only... (tags)
Extra: below you will find FPF's Secret audio - 'For Your Ears Only' - 55 seconds soundtrack - (adults only) :-) - * A Bushwhackers sound bite of 'bringing democracy'.
Bush vs Putin - Adults only... (tags)
Extra: FPF's Secret audio - 'For Your Ears Only' - 55 seconds soundtrack - (adults only) :-) - * Bushwhackers soundbite of 'bringing democracy'.
Are you ready for the Government Domestic Detention Camps? (tags)
This was just recently posted at TBRNews.org and it clearly details WHAT our so-called "government" has in store of a select few of we citizens. I've posted it in it's entire length, and while it will take a while to read, it is well worth the effort to become DULY INFORMED. It is so comprehensive that I doubt even serious trolls/debunkers will try to refute it, but nonetheless, let the trolls begin their debunking....
Road Ahead: Nonpartisan Alliance vs the Right (tags)
[A summary of the independent intervention by the left in Chicago, the lessons learned, and future prospects]
SNAP OUT OF IT! (tags)
The Day to Forget the November 2nd Election Forever is November 3rd.
There's a Draft in the Air All Right (tags)
Bush and the Republican Congress are frantically trying to squelch rumors that the government is getting ready to bring back the Draft, but the reality is, they’ll have to do it before too long.
FEMA camps for enemies of the state (tags)
This is where they plan to store people for liquidation if they don't go along with the program, the only way to dislodge them from power is using their own tactics, otherwise this will be the fate many will endure...
Leftist KPFA Appeasers READ THIS (tags)
childish regression to fantasy about politics
CIA spook caught in Afghanistan? (tags)
Afghan troops jave detained a man identified as Jonathan K. Idema -- the subject of a United States military press center warning. Two years ago, J. Keith Idema, an American civilian adviser to the Afghan United Front, was interviewed on CBS' "60 Minutes"
Venezuela: Colombia paramilitaries planning to attack (tags)
After failed coup attempts in Venezuela by business owners and U.S. oil interests, Colombia has ordered dozens of tanks from Spain to place on the border of Venezuela at the same time as the referendum (Aug). U.S. military intervention believed to be the goal.
Critics of Cuban Justice Should Look at Their Own Treatment of Prisoners (tags)
The UN Human Rights Commission narrowly passed an anti-Cuba resolution last month. This essay looks at how two countries behind the resolution treat their own prisoners.
The US nuclear option and the "War on Terrorism" (tags)
the Bush Administration has embarked upon a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity.
Abu Ghraib used R2I: torture method taught by UK special forces (tags)
The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors who do not know what they are doing, according to British military sources.
ON THE ATTACK IN FALLUJA : THE DISMEMBERMENT OF AMERICANS (tags)
Now we are supposed to believe that these "contractors" were just having a swell time driving around Falluja enjoying the sights? These people were not contractors. CIA or Special Forces, but not contractors.
STOP THE COUP IN HAITI! (tags)
The counter-revolutionary thugs who have named themselves, the "Haitian National Revolutionary Liberation Front" are directed by commanders like Guy Philippe - a U.S.-trained former Haitian soldier who has attempted at least three coups in the last four years. Commander Louis Jodel Chamblain, the #2 ranked leader of the notorious CIA-backed FRAPH death squads that terrorized Haiti in the 1990s. Chamblain was convicted in both the assassination of Antoine Izmery, a pro-democracy businessman in 1993, and the 1994 Raboteau massacre of innocent civilians. These are the so-called "rebels" the press lauds as leading the "rebellion" in Haiti. What we are witnessing is a U.S. backed coup against the twice democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Bring Them Home NOW (tags)
Another fine analysis from Stan Goff. We're not asking for any favors. We DEMAND. A great letter by Stan Goff, a former high-ranking special forces soldier, which criticizes "liberals" and anti-war activists for backing Dean. A great contribution to the "lesser evilism" debate.
BTL:Vietnam War Era-style "Phoenix" Assassination Program Implemented in... (tags)
...U.S.-Occupied Iraq Interview with Douglas Valentine, author of "The Phoenix Program," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Task Force 121 (tags)
An article about Task Force 121, and US operations during the occupation of Iraq.
Daniel Pearl: On The Trail Of The 9/11 Mastermind? (tags)
Former CIA agent Robert Baer claimed that he and Daniel Pearl were working together on a joint project when Pearl disappeared. Has Baer been caught in a lie?
U.S. military attacks Iraqi trade unions (tags)
A U.S. occupation force involving 10 armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers attacked the headquarters of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Baghdad, Dec. 6.
The imperial counter offensive: contradictions, challenges and opportunities. (tags)
A victory or prolonged war by the guerrillas in Colombia will provide breathing room for the rest of the left. Thus it is essential that maximum support and solidarity be extended to the Colombian struggle. Internationalism is not only the solidarity network against the new imperial military offensive, in general, but in support of the Colombian peasants and workers organized in their "Peoples Army."
Israel trains US assassination squads in Iraq (tags)
Israeli advisers are helping train US special forces in aggressive counter-insurgency operations in Iraq, including the use of assassination squads against guerrilla leaders, US intelligence and military sources said yesterday. (photo did NOT appear with original Guardian article)
Samarra Battle faked by U.S. Psywar Specialists (tags)
An analysis of the "Samarra Battle" indicates that U.S. Psychological Warfare Operatives faked a "great victory" for U.S. troops similar to the fabricated Jessica Lynch "rescue."
Stalkers, harassers & nut cases. (tags)
Based on prodigious and emerging evidence, it has now become clear that former FBI Senior Special Agent-in-Charge Ted L. Gunderson is the ring leader and controller of a rag-tag gang of Gov't Groupies whose mission is to stalk, harass, libel, slander and otherwise make life as miserable as possible for those of us who are legitimate whistleblowers, we who continue to expose real and vital information about government crimes, cover-ups and corruption.
The Boykin Affair Still simmers (tags)
One top U.S. official noted that when the Boykin story broke, it "was the worst day of my life. . . .It confirmed [the] conspiracy theory that the war on terrorism is really a war on Islam."
Paul Krugman: It's fair to be uncivil when liberty is at stake (tags)
'One of the problems with media coverage of this administration," wrote Eric Alterman in The Nation, "is that it requires bad manners." He's right. There's no nice way to explain how the Bush administration uses cooked numbers to sell its tax cuts, or how its arrogance and gullibility led to the current mess in Iraq. So it was predictable that the administration and its allies, no longer very successful at claiming that questioning the president is unpatriotic, would use appeals to good manners as a way to silence critics. Not, mind you, that Emily Post, the doyenne of etiquette, has taken over the Republican Party: The same people who denounce liberal incivility continue to impugn the motives of their opponents.
GAO report: Some Army troops unpaid for weeks, denied medical care (tags)
In an attempt to correct overpayments made to 34 soldiers from Colorado’s 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces, finance officials instead inadvertently billed an average of $48,000 each, or a “largely erroneous total debt of over $1.6 million,” the report states. The "Support Our Troops" Cretins are still A.W.O.L.
Governing With All The Keen Skill Of Delta House (tags)
Isn't it amazing, and sad, that the only consistent voice with any credibility when it comes to Iraq has been 20-year-old Jessica Lynch, the former Army private who has resisted efforts by the Pentagon to turn her into a Sgt. York of the Persian Gulf?
Hold On to Your Humanity: An Open Letter to GIs in Iraq (tags)
When that bullshit story about weapons came apart like a two-dollar shirt, the politicians who cooked up this war told everyone, including you, that you would be greeted like great liberators. They told us that we were in Vietnam to make sure everyone there could vote.
Bush - Torture - The Inhuman Stain (tags)
All of the above facts -- each of them manifest violations of international law and/or the U.S. Constitution -- have been cheerfully attested to, for years now, by the organs' own apparatchiks, quoted in numerous high-profile, mainstream publications, including The New York Times, The Economist, Newsweek and others. The stories appear -- then they disappear. There is no reaction. No outcry in Congress or the courts -- the supposed guardians of the people's rights -- beyond a few wan calls for more formality in the concentration camp processing or judicial "warrants" for torture. And among the great mass of "the people" itself, there is -- nothing. Silence. Inattention. Indifference. Acquiescence. State terrorism -- lawless seizure, filthy torture, official murder -- is simply accepted, a part of "normal life," as in Nazi Germany or Stalin's empire, where "decent people" with "nothing to hide" approved and applauded the work of the "organs" in "defending national security."
Global Eye -- The Inhuman Stain (tags)
There is a horrible scandal eating away the heart of the American body politic. Among the many corrupted currents loosed upon the nation by the Bush Regime, this scandal is perhaps the worst, for it abets all the others and breeds new pestilence, new perversions at every turn.
Imperialism Starts at Home (tags)
Rich frat boys like George Bush often don't do military service because they have more options. The lack of options is a real thing that can't be erased with a lot of abstracted, two-dimensional, libertarian, we-are-all-free-agents nonsense.
Impunity for US forces in Colombia (tags)
The Bush Administration has forced Colombia to sign an accord granting immunity to US citizens that commit war crimes in Colombia. Bogotá will now need approval from Washington if they wish to hand US soldiers or other officials over to the International Criminal Court for trial.
Ann Coulter exposes liberal hypocrisy (again). (tags)
Ann exposes the hypocrisy of the Democrats on Uday & Qusay, the war, etc. After years of defending Clinton, liberals love the piquant irony of calling Bush a liar.
The Deaths of Uday and Qusay (tags)
In this handout picture from the U.S. Army made available Wednesday, July 23, 2003, flames erupt from the building supposedly housing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay in Mosul, Iraq on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 (AP Photo/US Army, Robert Woodward)
CNN: Saddam's Sons Confirmed Dead; Bush, Blair, Cheney Still At Large (tags)
CNN is reporting that Saddam's sons,Qusay and Uday, have been killed by U.S. troops. Still unconfirmed is whether the Pentagon is lying again. Meanwhile, war criminals Bush, Blair, Cheney, and Rumsfeld are still at large.
Media Cover up (tags)
The time has come to hold the media responsible for the lies they have told on behalf of the criminal Bush administration!
Bored with the Border (tags)
We're too busy protecting the borders of other countries.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/27/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.4MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Russia, China, Netherlands, Spain, and Cuba.
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders (tags)
Read it and weep.
Saving Private Lynch- a Hollywood Drama (tags)
Afgan Massacre (tags)
Check this out!
The staged rescue of Private Jessica Lynch (tags)
The Correspondent team had gone back to Nasiriyah to interview eyewitnesses on events and found an entirely different story. Doctors insisted that far from being ill treated Lynch had received the best treatment possible. Assigned to the only specialist bed in the hospital, and one of only two nurses on the floor, medical staff had even given blood to help her due to a shortage.
Homeland Security: When The Phoenix Came Home To Roost (tags)
In order to institutionalize his "legally criminal" social structure, Bush signed the Homeland Security Act on 25 November 2002, creating the Department of Homeland Security under former Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Ridge. The Department's job is to coordinate the anti-terror elements of dozens of federal agencies, and secure the US "from terrorist threats or attacks," be they genuine or provoked by the Bush Régime for black propaganda purposes.
Wolves and Sheep (tags)
The truth is blowing on the winds of change, and the dust of another adminastration will be rubbed from between the toes of the children...
Ha, ha SUCKERS. (tags)
"It's all over but the shouting. And the screaming. And the endless years of U.S. occupation in the Middle East, the quiet building of U.S. military bases in Iraq so we can keep those uppity bitches Syria and Egypt and Lebanon in line, forge ahead with the long-standing plan to strong-arm those damn Islamic nuts into brutal compliance with Bushco's bleak blueprint for World Inc. What, too bitter? Hardly. "
WOLVES AND SHEEP (tags)
The Orwellian aspect, of course, was an American press that can no longer lay even the scarcest claim to being journalists, and its complete merger with the Department of Defense, specifically Central Command (CENTCOM).
Iraq "war" to last "3-5 years" (tags)
It ain't over yet, and even when it ends, it still won't be over ( see http://newamericancentury.org )
The Octopus (tags)
Why are people being killed to keep this quiet? See for yourself...
How and why the US encouraged looting in Iraq (tags)
The US military stood by and permitted the ransacking of the museum, an incalculable blow to Iraqi and world culture, just as they allowed and even encouraged the looting of hospitals, universities, libraries and government social service buildings. The occupation forces protected only the Ministry of Oil, with its detailed inventory of Iraqi oil reserves, as well as the Ministry of Interior, the headquarters of the ousted regime’s secret police.
Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld give Ahmed Chalabi Iraq (tags)
OUTSIDE NASIRIYAH, Iraq. April 13 -- The Pentagon has ordered U.S. forces here to quickly deploy a U.S.-sponsored opposition militia to Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, American and Iraqi exile sources said today.
Don't Mess With Texas (tags)
Only the Americans have the sovereign right, drunk with power and arrogance, to threaten to try the invaded in US courts for "war crimes."
ANTICAPITALIST POPULAR FRONT (tags)
To Throw Down the BLACK HOUSE of GW Bush : We support armed struggle everywhere that is revolutionary. Revolutionary is anything that helps to kill USA imperialism: the Yankee-Gringo Empire of death and lies.
Anyone Remember Afghanistan? (tags)
Rumors about the death of the fanatics in Afghanistan were premature. Local bosses and drug traffickers are entering the vacuum created by the Karzai regime. The U.S., eager to bring the message of the West to Iraq, seems to be turning a blind eye...
Blade of grass threatens American Empire (tags)
CIA operatives among the Special Forces in Iraq have determined that this blade of grass, newly sprung near Baghdad, represents a threat to George Bush on account of its being alive.
Expose the Links between Al Qaeda and the Bush Adminastration (tags)
The truth is Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA, and they have closer links to the Bush adminastration than they do iraq!!!
"THE WAR HAS BEGUN," reports the London Daily Telegraph (tags)
Several thousand allied special forces, including more than 300 SAS personnel, are already operating inside Iraq. This suggests that, despite efforts to secure a United Nations resolution backing force, the war has begun.
THE DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR OUR REPUBLIC (tags)
"I, like many other supporters of the Constitution, have been asking since the 2000 election; exactly what drives the foreign policy of the Bush Administration. The answer is revealed in the doctrines of the Policy for the New American Century, (PNAC) "
Greetings from Afghanistan (tags)
A US military officer writes from Afghanistan
Rebels confirm: 3 CIA agents captured (tags)
Colombia's main leftist rebel army confirms to have downed a CIA plane and captured 3 US intelligence agents. The guerrillas are demanding the US and Colombian armies to hold their fire in order to be able to guarantee the safety of the prisoners.
Crimes of War and Crimes of Press Media: Bolivarian Republics of Colombia & Venezuela (tags)
Billionaire corporados control world's media, cause death of democracy & millions of people. Their crimes in the Andes means people worldwide must seize the presses, crush elite, remake the world. USA cornered & vulnerable - revolution whenever we want. We onlywant the world... Why wait. US out!
USA Bad Boys: Blackmail and US Intervention in latin America (tags)
US addictions haunt and terrorize world: OIL, WEAPONS, DRUGS. US BAD BOYS and friends in Latin America held power for decades. Now they are run out of town by Hugo Chavez, people of Bolivia and New Ideas. Guns and Money aren’t enough anymore–Hope lives –Struggle Consumes…
BUSH WILL SEND U.S. AND ALLIED SOLDIERS TO HELL IN COLOMBIA. DO YOU CARE? (tags)
Here in Colombia, the Green Berets are pursuing one of Bush's most important, and perilous, foreign policy initiatives. With all the talk about Iraq and North Korea, Washington has done its utmost best to keep Colombia quiet. Risks include losing North American lives in a conflict that does not have the same so-called ''popular support'' as the mystery hunt for al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Washington has a big stake in Colombia...
Washington Post: Gen. Schwarzkopf Is Skeptical About U.S. Action in Iraq (tags)
Schwarzkopf : Rumsfeld and the people around him lack the background to make sound military judgments
"Candidly, I have gotten somewhat nervous at some of the pronouncements Rumsfeld has made," says Schwarzkopf. Rumsfeld worries him. "It's scary, okay?" he says. "Let's face it: There are guys at the Pentagon who have been involved in operational planning for their entire lives, okay? . . . And for this wisdom, acquired during many operations, wars, schools, for that just to be ignored, and in its place have somebody who doesn't have any of that training, is of concern."
Borrowing the Skeleton from Senator Trent Lott's Closet (tags)
A follow-up to What Really Happens at whatreallyhappened.com
RENT-A-SPY, INC. (tags)
American corporation USDS involved in foreign and domestic espionage
Red-baiting. "The Anti-War Movement and Its Critics. (tags)
"Do we have an antiwar movement? We're getting there. We must be, because we're catching flak from the anti-anti war movement, Light Infantry division, staffed by Marc Cooper, Todd Gitlin, David Corn, and Christopher Hitchens."
Covert military ops ordered for North Korea? (tags)
I cut and pasted this article from the main IMC newswire. This could be VERY IMPORTANT.
U.S. Commander Hails Colombia Troops (tags)
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The commander of U.S. military forces in Latin America visited hundreds of wounded Colombian soldiers Friday, calling them ``brothers in blood'' as he recalled his days as a combat infantryman in Vietnam.
As US intervention grows: Colombian army lays siege to Medellín neighborhood (tags)
"We’re under fire from machine-guns," one distraught woman told the local media. "The bullets come out of the helicopters and fall onto our roofs. It is terrifying. This is like Vietnam."
Pentagon sends combat troops to Colombia (tags)
The U.S. administration has dropped any pretense of fighting a "drug war" in Colombia. Now the U.S. troops are on the battlefield fighting the Marxist insurgencies
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF A NARCO-TERROR STATE (tags)
The most censored and ignored story of the last - and the next - five years must be: "Global Economy Caters to US Addictions." Half of the world's problems are caused by the US addictions to oil and all kinds of drugs. The illegal drug trade is the second largest sector of the global economy. Include all of the legal drugs that US citizens are addicted to and "Drugs" would be the largest sector by far.
Oct 3: Latest News From Columbia--More US Military Aids, Special Forces to Columbia (tags)
By: PeaceNoWar.net 1) More US Military Aid Released to Colombia (Center for Defense Information, USA) 2) US Forces to Train Colombia Army (Assoicated Press)
MONDO CANE (tags)
TODAY, THREE DOGS; TOMORROW, THERMONUCLEAR WAR...
White House promotes terrorism and drug trafficking in Colombia (tags)
BOGOTA, — Just as another U.S. puppet, Alvaro Uribe Velez, begins his term determined to combat Washington's fear Colombia's communist guerrillas, the Bush administration has decided to publicly announce what has been up until now secret; the use of nearly $1.7 billion in U.S. military aid directly against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
IS COLOMBIA THE NEXT VIETNAM? An essay by former Green Baret Stan Goff (tags)
Imperialism is the enemy of us all, and the FARC is on the front lines against imperialism. It's very simple to an old soldier. Remember Vietnam!
U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE IN COLOMBIA (tags)
As they did in Vietnam 40 years ago the United States is subtly increasing its military intervention in Colombia. Here Alfredo Castro looks at what is known about current US military presence in the Latin American nation.
Tank and Air Force Units Activated for deployment around the U.S. (tags)
July 20, 2002WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A few days after President Bush's release of a homeland defense strategy calling for the domestic use of U.S. military forces, the U.S. activated 300-Army National Guard tank battalions as part of a homeland defense force. In a statement released Saturday, president Bush said, the Battalions are equipped with modern battle tanks, the M1A1 Abrams" and "will serve in the homeland defense role within the United States."
Casualties of U.S. Bombing (tags)
Civilian deaths in Afghanistan illustrate the recklessness of aerial bombing campaigns. Bombing “errors” and other military mistakes become routine. American public remains passive.
US SPECIAL FORCES TRAINER: WHY I SUPPORT THE GUERRILLAS (tags)
In a new interview a retired US Special Forces sergeant who trained the Colombian military, explains why he now supports the armed struggle of the FARC-EP guerrillas in Colombia.
FARC Freedom Fighters Target Cocaine Labs Protected By Special Forces (tags)
MEDELLIN, Colombia -- On Saturday government officials sent rescuers to the remains of a batteground between FARC freedom fighters and paramilitary special forces where more than a dozen people were wounded when paramilitaries killed 68 civilians, including 38 children, suspected of being Marxist sympathizers.
carer,companion,driver,handyman job (tags)
carer,companion,driver,handyman job.offers and contact leads welcome.
Escape and Evasion: What really happened to US Special Forces in Afghanistan (tags)
From the legendary war correspondent... After General Myers dismissed this report (surprise, surprise), I saw Hersh on TV saying he expected as much and so did the military officers involved in the mission, which is exactly why they came to him with this information.
SALON: Our Scary New Best Friends (tags)
The Northern Alliance may be the enemy of our enemy -- the Taliban -- but it has its own grim history of violence and abuse of power.