A DC district court judge today ruled that the Obama Administration can keep the Senate’s CIA torture report as well as CIA documents regarding torture secret as long as they want.
Judge James Boasberg insists that the question of whether the documents can be public was already decided “by the other two branches of government” and that the courts shouldn’t get involved.
The ACLU has been pushing for the documents, particularly the 6,900-page Senate report, under the Freedom of Information Act. Only a carefully redacted shorter summary of the report was ever released.
Judge Boasberg sought to reassure the public by saying that ultimately it was entirely possible that some administration would release the documents, but insisted it was not a decision to be made by a court
WASHINGTON — The Senate handed President Barack Obama a major win Thursday, voting to advance his trade agenda by ending debate on a bill that would grant him the power to fast-track massive new pacts through Congress.
A number of senators objected to the process, complaining that they were unable to get votes on amendments they deemed essential to making sure that looming, still-secret deals with 12 Pacific Rim nations and Europe live up to promises of helping U.S. workers.
But 62 of their colleagues disagreed, and voted to halt debate anyway, setting up passage of the fast-track bill by the end of the week. Continue reading »
“Do no evil…” that is part from the racist stuff, would appear to be Google’s new meme as The Guardian reports the somewhat unbelievable fact that searches which include the racist slur “nigger” were shown to find the White House in Google Maps. “Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologise for any offence this may have caused. Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly,” a Google spokesperson said, claiming that it had been experiencing “escalated attacks to spam Google Maps over the past few months”.
As The Guardian details, searches for “nigger house”, in a global view of the world, and for “nigger king”, when focused on in the Washington DC greater area, return with the home of the US president Barack Obama as either the primary search result or one of three.
“These documents are jaw-dropping. No wonder we had to file more FOIA lawsuits and wait over two years for them. If the American people had known the truth – that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials knew that the Benghazi attack was an al-Qaeda terrorist attack from the get-go – and yet lied and covered this fact up – Mitt Romney might very well be president.”
Seymour Hersh found himself in the middle of an F-5 shitstorm this week after breaking his biggest blockbuster story of the Obama Era, debunking the official heroic White House story about how Navy SEALs took out Osama Bin Laden in a daring, secret nighttime raid in the heart of Pakistan.
According to Hersh’s account, OBL was given up by one of his Pakistani ISI prison wardens—our Pakistaini allies had been holding him captive since 2006, with backing from our Saudi allies, to use for leverage. Hersh’s account calls into question a lot of things, starting with the justification for the massive, expensive, and brutal US GWOT military-intelligence web, which apparently had zilch to do with taking out the most wanted terrorist in the world. All it took, says Hersh, was one sleazy Pakistani ISI turncoat walking into a CIA storefront in Islamabad, handing them the address to Bin Laden’s location, and picking up his $25 million bounty check. About as hi-tech as an episode of Gunsmoke. Continue reading »
“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” — H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), Journalist
My view of Jade Helm is that it is a major psy-op wrapped into a large-scale military drill that could go live to martial law at any moment. One objective is to domestically assemble huge amounts of equipment and arms, which are now showing up in unusual places.
In Jade Helm regions nationally, the psy-op objective is to draw out and identify “problematic” individuals who are suspicious of the operation. This would include local police and military who may not cooperate. It’s called Human Domain Analytics, which gathers intelligence data community by community. Some percentage of profiled individuals could then be extracted under martial law.
Included in this is online activity. Once military martial law is implemented, the Internet will be subjected to a kill switch designed to take down websites, such as the one you are reading now. You will then be kept completely in the dark.
One politician leading this attack on free speech and civil liberties is newly reelected U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. This tyrant is proposing a slew of restrictions against loosely defined “extremists” and other boogeymen. Included among them are truthers who scrutinize false-flag events, such as 9/11, Charlie Hebdo and anything else the crime syndicate has in mind. Obama tries to come across as more balanced, but in reality he is decoy and a snake.
Jade Helm also employs a psy-op called the “little boy who cried wolf”. This effectively hurts the credibility of those who speak out to warn against the defacto militarization and the implementation of U.S. martial law. After the clarion callers are shown to be wrong about the timing of the bad wolf a few times, the hammer suddenly comes down.
There are several events to look for in a Jade Helm ribbon-cutting. Since the targets of the op are domestic, you are likely to see a few hoaxes and false flags centered around “right-wing extremists” or “white supremacists.”
At the same time, there may be a surge in agit-prop, agent-provocateur, “burn baby burn” outbreaks in urban areas this summer around the U.S. The ongoing and underreported epidemic of black-mob violence and knock-out games (see) may actually start to be reported by the cabal media with the intent of inciting a reaction from white people who could then be tagged as “racist.”
Jade Helm supposedly doesn’t begin until July 15, but in the a meantime Urban Assault Drill Op-Con 2022 is already underway in Arizona. Notice the rough treatment volunteers received in this clip.
Jade Helm goes live in conjunction with a ramp up of racial urban unrest. I think the other trigger will be some kind of financial-market swoon or crash, followed by a Super Depression. Although the latter has some cry-wolf, head-fake elements, it is also baked-in and inevitable. Once the real deal arrives, Jade Helm will unfold rapidly. There is a focus on the July 15 to Sept. 15 operation period, but don’t rule out a trigger just prior to or after those dates.
On April 26 Russia’s main national TV station, Rossiya 1, featured President Vladimir Putin in a documentary to the Russian people on the events of the recent period including the annexation of Crimea, the US coup d’etat in Ukraine, and the general state of relations with the United States and the EU. His words were frank. And in the middle of his remarks the Russian former KGB chief dropped a political bombshell that was known by Russian intelligence two decades ago.
Putin stated bluntly that in his view the West would only be content in having a Russia weak, suffering and begging from the West, something clearly the Russian character is not disposed to. Then a short way into his remarks, the Russian President stated for the first time publicly something that Russian intelligence has known for almost two decades but kept silent until now, most probably in hopes of an era of better normalized Russia-US relations. Continue reading »
“Threats to free speech can come from lots of places. But right now, the greatest threat by far in the West to ideals of free expression is coming not from radical Muslims, but from the very Western governments claiming to fight them. The increasingly unhinged, Cheney-sounding governments of the U.K., Australia, France, New Zealand and Canada – joining the U.S. – have a seemingly insatiable desire to curb freedoms in the name of protecting them…”
We learned recently from Paris that the Western world is deeply and passionately committed to free expression and ready to march and fight against attempts to suppress it. That’s a really good thing, since there are all sorts of severe suppression efforts underway in the West – perpetrated not by The Terrorists but by the Western politicians claiming to fight them.
One of the most alarming examples comes, not at all surprisingly, from the U.K. government, which is currently agitating for new counterterrorism powers, “including plans for extremism disruption orders designed to restrict those trying to radicalize young people.” Here are the powers which the British Freedom Fighters and Democracy Protectors are seeking: Continue reading »
Drone footage captured over 37,000 protesters rallying at Okinawa’s Cellular Stadium in Naha City, Sunday, protesting the US military presence on the island and the current plans for the expansion of US Marine base ‘Camp Schwab.’
“...if anyone didn’t think the president was going to f##k [the Pakistani military] they are out of their mind. He was always going to f##k them…. The White House has been very clever about this. They have gone after me personally. They don’t like me boo hoo hoo.… Don’t turn this into some sort of profound anti-American statement.“
Having been ‘snubbed’ by the new Saudi King Salman, it appears the uneasy relationshipo with our ‘allies’ in The Gulf is ebbing. In what the State Department will, we are sure, just brush off, Politico reports that the king of Bahrain has apparently also snubbed President Barack Obama, preferring instead to attend a horse show with Queen Elizabeth
Two days ago there was some rejoicing and much surprise when the “Warren-faction” of Senate liberals turned against Obama, and failed to vote for a fast-track approval of the TPP. That surprise lasted for about 48 hours when moments ago, in a 65-33 vote, the Senate finally advanced a measure allowing Obama to expedite approval of trade agreements, a bill with bipartisan support in that chamber which however according to Bloomberg may run into strong opposition from House Democrats.
The vote followed separate votes sought by Democrats to pass proposals curbing currency manipulation and boosting imports from sub-Saharan Africa. The Senate plans to consider amendments to the fast-track trade proposal next week. Continue reading »
Mainstream media reporting on the controversy over the Jade Helm 15 military exercises, set to take place over eight weeks across several U.S. states, was primarily about characterizing and demonizing Texans concerned about the exercises as backwater, paranoid rednecks with wild fantasies about an imminent government takeover. While exercises like these will always cause the imagination of some to run amok, the key point here is this: concerns that U.S. military exercises will be used to exert more power over states is not a fringe view.