Senator Angus King Challenges Dick Cheney To Be Waterboarded And Then Say It’s Not Torture!
- Waterboard Cheney! (rsn, April 7, 2014):
Dick Cheney has defended torture techniques so many times that a frustrated U.S. senator has finally offered to waterboard the former vice president.
“The accusations are not true,” Cheney told college television station ATV last week. “Some people called it torture. It wasn’t torture.”
Added: Apr 5, 2014
Before Edward Snowden there was Russell Tice, a former NSA employee. During the Bush Administration, Tice turned whistle blower after he discovered that the NSA was directly spying on members of congress, the Supreme Court, and journalists under direct orders of Vice President Dick Cheney himself.
Added: Apr 21, 2013
9/11 Conspiracy Solved: Watch this documentary and look for the evidence and then make up your own mind whether or not 9/11 was an inside job.
Special thanks to Michael C. Ruppert, Mark H. Gaffney, and Kevin Ryan for their amazing research, as they tried to solve the crimes of 9/11. This video is a compilation of evidence they have uncovered.
Tags: 9/11, AIG, Banking, Bush administration, CFR, CIA, Council on Foreign Relations, Dick Cheney, Documentary, Economy, False flag, FBI, George Bush, Global News, Government, Inside job, Pentagon, Politics, Terrorism, Terrorists, U.S., WTC
- DEBUNKING THE GUTTING OF MILITARY STORYLINE (The Burning Platform, March 29, 2014):
“War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.” – General Smedley Butler – War is a Racket
I peruse a number of websites everyday as I look for interesting articles to post or reference in one of my articles. I agree with many conservative leaning websites when it comes to economic issues, but when it comes to war mongering and flag waving, I go my own way. Any site that supports our empire building and excessive spending on war is not a conservative website. You can’t act in a fiscally responsible sustainable manner without dismantling our war machine and taking on the military industrial complex. You’re a faux fiscal conservative if you think we can continue to spend $800 billion per year on war with no financial implications. The entire Federal budget was $800 billion in 1983.
More info on 9/11:
- The White House Has Been Covering Up the Presidency’s Role in Torture for Years (The Intercept, March 13, 2014):
The fight between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over the Committee’s Torture Report – which Dan Froomkin covered here – has now zeroed in on the White House.
Did the White House order the CIA to withdraw 920 documents from a server made available to Committee staffers, as Senator Dianne Feinstein says the agency claimed in 2010? Were those documents – perhaps thousands of them – pulled in deference to a White House claim of executive privilege, as Senator Mark Udall and then CIA General Counsel Stephen Preston suggested last fall? And is the White House continuing to withhold 9,000 pages of documents without invoking privilege, as McClatchy reported yesterday?
We can be sure about one thing: The Obama White House has covered up the Bush presidency’s role in the torture program for years. Specifically, from 2009 to 2012, the administration went to extraordinary lengths to keep a single short phrase, describing President Bush’s authorization of the torture program, secret.
- Obama Administration Targets Venezuela for ‘Regime Change’ (American Free Press, March 14, 2014)
• Ousted U.S. consular officials caught conspiring with protest groups
Continuing unrest in Venezuela can be traced to an ongoing plot by the Obama administration to topple the country’s democratically elected government and replace it with a regime run by rich families and corporations allied with Washington.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who succeeded the late Hugo Chavez, a Washington nemesis, recently expelled three United States consular officials, accusing them of conspiring for months with protest groups funded by Washington.
White House still refusing to hand over key documents about CIA torture to senate investigative panel
- Amid Senate Skirmish, Obama Continues to Shield CIA and Bush-era Torture (Common Dreams, March 13, 2014):
What’s in the more than 9,000 pages of top secrets documents held by the White House that the Senate Intelligence Committee and investigators looking into the Bush administration’s torture program are not allowed to see?
After an unprecedented public skirmish between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA surfaced this week over an investigative panel’s look into the agency’s torture program, President Obama said Wednesday that he and his White House would not “wade into” the controversy.
But according to new reporting by McClatchy, the White House is not only not “uninvolved,” it is actively keeping documents from the Intelligence Committee that it has repeatedly asked to see. As the news agency reports: Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Bush administration, CIA, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, Dictatorship, Donald Rumsfeld, Fascism, George Bush, Global News, John Yoo, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, Torture, U.S., White House
YouTube Added: Mar 4, 2014
- Putin Totally Blast the U.S. saying; U.S. has invaded Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan against International Law and they Bully the World (Sherrie Questioning All, March 4, 2014):
Putin is Standing up and he is telling the truth. You will never hear this on the U.S. media channels.
Putin said the U.S. is a big bully and says U.S. will make countries regret not bending to their will.
He says the U.S. invaded Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan illegitimately and Russia is being completely legitimate in going into Ukraine.
Tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Bush administration, China, Crimea, George Bush, Global News, Government, International Law, Iraq, Libya, Military, Obama administration, Politics, U.S., Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
- 5-minute video: US ‘leaders’ JOKE about OBVIOUS War Crimes, war lies, war murders: Arrest them (Washington’s Blog, Feb 9, 2014):
In this 5-minute video, Presidents Bush and Obama, Secretary of State and presidential-hopeful Ms. Clinton, presidential-hopeful has-been John McCain, and former Secretary of State and Bush family friend James Baker all joke about: Continue reading »
Winning more hearts and minds …
- Over 300 US drone strikes in Pakistan since 2006 – leaked official data (RT, Jan 30, 2014):
Top-secret documentation collected by Pakistani field officers gives detailed information on 330 US drone strikes that have occurred in Pakistan since 2006. The CIA-run program is estimated to have killed 2,371 people.
From solitary individuals riding on horseback to mountain hideouts crammed with people, the CIA drone program has had no shortage of targets in the Islamic Republic, according to newly released information obtained by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ).
- American Government Backed Murderous Mexican Drug Cartel for More Than a Decade (ZeroHedge, Jan 14, 2014):
The U.S. government has – at least at some times in some parts of the world – long protected drug operations. (Big American banks also launder money for drug cartels. See this, this, this and this. Indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.)
And opium production is at an all-time high under the American occupation of Afghanistan.
Something similar has been happening in Mexico …
- Big money behind war: the military-industrial complex (Al Jazeera, Jan 11, 2014):
More than 50 years after President Eisenhower’s warning, Americans find themselves in perpetual war.
In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what he viewed as one of its greatest threats: the military-industrial complex composed of military contractors and lobbyists perpetuating war.
Eisenhower warned that “an immense military establishment and a large arms industry” had emerged as a hidden force in US politics and that Americans “must not fail to comprehend its grave implications”. The speech may have been Eisenhower’s most courageous and prophetic moment. Fifty years and some later, Americans find themselves in what seems like perpetual war. No sooner do we draw down on operations in Iraq than leaders demand an intervention in Libya or Syria or Iran. While perpetual war constitutes perpetual losses for families, and ever expanding budgets, it also represents perpetual profits for a new and larger complex of business and government interests.
- Al Qaeda Now Controls More Territory In The Arab World Than Ever Before (ZeroHedge, Jan 9, 2014):
This was the neo-conservatives’ victory lap when they supposedly achieved one of their main stated goals: to discover and neutralize terrorist organizations, primarily al Qaeda.
Well, things have changed.
Tags: Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaida, Barack Obama, Bush administration, George Bush, Global News, Government, Iran, Iraq, John Kerry, Middle East, Military, Neoconservatives, Obama administration, Politics, Syria, Terrorism, U.S.
- Obama Crimes Exposed: “Warning: The Pictures That You Are About To See Are Illegal” (A Sheep No More, Dec 13, 2013):
These are the Pictures Your Government does not want you to see. Remember when the progressives/Liberals where all over George Bush for torture pictures that were released from GITMO? Well you haven’t seen anything yet.
Anything George Bush can do, Barack Obama can do better and here are the pictures to prove it. And do you know why Obama can torture just like Bush if not better? Because there is no left vs right or right vs left …only tyranny vs freedom. And, people need to WAKE UP and stop defending some party purposely perpetrated on them and then they become unconsciously indoctrinated into this divide and conquer agenda which is the how a small amount of elitists continue their reign over their larger slave population.
Understand that voting just ensures the continuation of one corrupt party or the other. The puppets in charge (So Called Politicians) are just that-puppets. The Republican party and the Democratic party are to heads of the same beast. They continue with the same actions, the same agendas, only the names are changed. And if people can’t grasp this divide and conquer agenda and continue to defend the one party oligarchy which always results in more infighting, please know that one of the individuals in these photos could be you or one of your loved ones some day in the near future. For those who are not awake and aware of the NDAA or DHS purchases or police state that is slowly creeping upon the US, this won’t make sense …but we are hoping they get the message to unite and stop the division.
The pictures of torture under the Obama adminstration are below. Warning: You maybe offended by some of these pictures, they are very graphic in nature.
- What If There’s A Recession in 2014? (Gonzalo Lira, Dec 16, 2013):
If policymakers were gunfighters, they’d be out of bullets: They have run out of effective policy tools to improve the economy.
So the question is simple: If there is a recession in 2014, and policymakers are out of bullets, how will it play out across the American economy?
Recently, Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid very astutely pointed out that the current “expansion” of the U.S. economy is on its fifth year—the seventh longest in history.
We are due for a recession.
Tags: Banking, Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke, Bush administration, Collapse, Fed, Federal Reserve, Global News, Government, Henry Paulson, Inflation, Obama administration, Politics, Quantitative Easing, Recession, Timothy Geithner, U.S.
- The Michael Hastings Car Crash: No Skids Marks, A Flying Engine And ‘Boston Brakes’ (Liberty Blitzkrieg)
- Barrett Brown and Michael Hastings v. FBI (Cryptome, June 20, 2013)
- Michael Hastings Told WikiLeaks Lawyer He Was Being Investigated By The FBI Only A Few Hours Before Deadly Car Crash (Daily Mail, June 20, 2013)
- On The Assassination Of Journalist Michael Hastings: ‘We Got The Message …’ (Video – Veterans Today, June 19, 2013):
“For those who didn’t watch the entire video, go back. Catch the last few seconds. I was flabbergasted.”
“Whenever I’d been reporting around groups of dudes whose job it was to kill people, one of them would usually mention that they were going to kill me.”
- Exclusive: Who Killed Michael Hastings (Nation of Change, Oct 25, 2013):
Early in the morning on June 18, a brand new Mercedes C250 coupe was driving through the Melrose intersection on Highland Avenue in Hollywood when suddenly, out of nowhere, it sped up. According to an eye-witness, the car accelerated rapidly, bounced several times then fishtailed out of control before it slammed into a palm tree and burst into flames, ejecting its engine some 200 feet away.
A witness, Jose Rubalcalva, whose house stood adjacent to the crash, told Ana Kasparian of the The Young Turks news network that no one could approach the burning car because it kept exploding. In a simulated full-frontal crash of a 2013 C250 coupe, the car doesn’t explode on impact nor does it launch its engine 200 feet.
In fact, said Nael Issa, a Mercedes Benz dealer in Long Beach, “The car has a crumble zone, so when it crashes it goes in like an accordion. And in some cases the engine drops down, so it doesn’t go into you.”
The driver in the fatal crash was Michael Hastings, a 33-year-old crack investigative reporter for Rolling Stone magazine, whose June 2010 article, “The Runaway General,” exposed the behind-the-scenes failure of top U.S. General Stanley McChrystal’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan—and, even more damagingly, revealed McChrystal’s mocking attitude toward the Obama administration, which ultimately led to the general’s resignation.
Tags: Afghanistan, Assassination, Barack Obama, Bush administration, Crime, George Bush, Global News, Government, John Kerry, Law, Michael Hastings, Military, Obama administration, Politics, Stanley McChrystal, U.S.
The U.S. Capitol looms in the background of a sign on the National Mall reminding visitors of the closures to all national parks due to the federal government shutdown in Washington October 3, 2013. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, professor of economics, founder and director of the Centre for Research on Globalization, Montreal and editor of the globalresearch.ca website.
- Shutdown of US govt & ‘debt default’: Dress rehearsal for privatization of federal state system? (RT, Oct 15, 2013):
By Michel Chossudovsky
The ‘shutdown’ of the US government and the financial climax associated with a deadline date, leading to a possible ‘debt default’ by the federal government, is a money-making undertaking for Wall Street.
Several overlapping political and economic agendas are unfolding. Is the shutdown – implying the furloughing of tens of thousands of public employees – a dress rehearsal for the eventual privatization of important components of the federal state system?
A staged default, bankruptcy and privatization is occurring in Detroit (with the active support of the Obama administration), whereby large corporations become the owners of municipal assets and infrastructure.
The important question: could a process of ‘state bankruptcy’, which is currently afflicting local level governments across the land, realistically occur in the case of the central government of the United States of America?
This is not a hypothetical question. A large number of developing countries under the brunt of IMF ‘economic medicine’ were ordered by their external creditors to dismantle the state apparatus, fire millions of public sector workers as well as privatize state assets. The IMF’s Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) has also been applied in several European countries.
Tags: Bailout, Banking, Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke, Bonds, Bush administration, Debt, DHS, Dictatorship, Economy, EU, Europe, Fascism, Fed, Federal Reserve, Financial Crisis, Food stamps, GDP, George Bush, Global News, Government, Homeland Security, IMF, Keynesianism, Michel Chossudovsky, Military, military-industrial complex, New World Order, Obama administration, Pentagon, Politics, Quantitative Easing, TARP, U.S., Wall Street
Image credit: Indict Dick Cheney
- The Phone Company that Said No to NSA (Veterans Today, Oct 7, 2013):
Former US West CEO Released from Prison
Former US West CEO Joseph Nacchio was released from prison last week after completing a four year insider trading sentence. He still claims the NSA framed him on the insider trading charges – after he refused to participate in their illegal phone surveillance program in 2001. US West was the only major telecommunication program that refused to spy on its customers. According to the Wall Street Journal, Nacchio feels vindicated by Edward Snowden’s recent revelations about NSA spying on Americans’ phone and email communications.
YouTube Added: 08.09.2013
‘Bigger than Watergate’: US ‘regular’ meetings with Al-Qaeda’s leader; documented White House ‘false flag terrorism’ moving people ‘like sheep’; the father of Twin Towers victim tell us why he backs this month’s 9/11 campaign on Times Square and around the world; & the protests calendar for September.
Seek truth from facts with Bob McIlvane, whose son Bobby was killed in the lobby of the North Tower; NATO’s Secret Armies author Dr. Daniele Ganser; Elizabeth Woodworth of Consensus911; Journal of 9/11 Studies co-editor Dr. Graeme MacQueen; Dr. Kevin Barrett author of Questioning the War of Terror, civil engineer Jon Cole of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth; and Rachel Maddow of The Rachel Maddow Show.
- Israel Seeks War On Iran To keep Lid On 9/11 (Veterans Today)
Tags: 9/11, Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaida, Bush administration, CIA, Dick Cheney, False flag, FBI, gladio, Global News, Government, Inside job, Japan, NATO, Operation Northwoods, Osama Bin Laden, Politics, Russia Today, Science, Sibel Edmonds, Technology, Terrorism, U.S., WTC
YouTube Added: 26.08.2013
On August 21st, 2013 chemical weapons were used the Syrian conflict yet again. Western powers, the U.S. and France in particular enthusiastically didn’t hesitate for even a moment to take advantage of the tragedy, decrying it as a crime against humanity and using it as a springboard to announce their preparations for military strikes against the Syrian government.
Make no mistake this was a crime against humanity… but the gas was NOT used by the Syrian government, it was used by the NATO backed rebels. In this video we’re going to show you definitive evidence to support this claim and we’re going explain the U.S. and NATO’s motive for committing such an atrocity. The leaked documents that we are going to be presenting are available for you to download yourself. You’ll find a in a link in the description to that download and you’ll also find links to the mainstream articles we used in our research: Continue reading »
Tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Bush administration, Colin Powell, George Bush, Global News, Government, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Middle East, Military, Politics, Saddam Hussein, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Terrorism, U.S., Wesley Clark, WW III
- “Obama: The Bush Clone” – The Russian MP’s Tweet Heard Around The World (ZeroHedge, Aug 25, 2013):
Translated from his original Russian tweet:
Обама неудержимо идет к войне в Сирии, как Буш шел к войне в Ираке.Как и в Ираке, эта война не будет легитимной, а Обама станет клоном Буша.
— Алексей Пушков (@Alexey_Pushkov) August 25, 2013
Obama rolling towards war in Syria unstoppably, says Russian MP
U.S. President Barack Obama is heading into a war in Syria unstoppably, the same way that George W. Bush was rolling once in the past into a war in Iraq, believes Dr. Alexei Pushkov, the chairman of the State Duma foreign policy committee.
“In exactly the same way it was in Iraq, the war in Syria will be illegitimate and Obama will turn into a Bush clone,” Dr. Pushkov tweeted Sunday.
Russia warned the United States on Sunday against repeating past mistakes, saying that any unilateral military action in Syria would undermine efforts for peace and have a “devastating impact” on the security situation in the Middle East.
Referring to the United States’ military intervention in Iraq, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that any military action would affect joint U.S.-Russian efforts for an international peace conference on Syria.
“We once again decisively urge (the United States) not to repeat the mistakes of the past and not to allow actions that go against international law. Any unilateral military action bypassing the United Nations will … lead to further escalation (in Syria) and will affect the already explosive situation in the Middle East in the most devastating way,” the ministry said.
- The NSA: ‘The Abyss from Which There Is No Return’ (The Rutherford Institute, Aug 19, 2013):
“The National Security Agency’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A. could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.”
—Senator Frank Church (1975)
We now find ourselves operating in a strange paradigm where the government not only views the citizenry as suspects but treats them as suspects, as well. Thus, the news that the National Security Agency (NSA) is routinely operating outside of the law and overstepping its legal authority by carrying out surveillance on American citizens is not really much of a surprise. This is what happens when you give the government broad powers and allow government agencies to routinely sidestep the Constitution.
Tags: 1984, Barack Obama, Big Brother, Bush administration, Constitution, Dictatorship, Fascism, FISA, George Bush, George Orwell, Government, New World Order, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, Surveillance, U.S.
David Swanson is an American activist, blogger and author. He served for a year as media coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association. In May 2005, Swanson helped make the Downing Street memo known in the United States and discussed in Congress. He co-founded After Downing Street and led an ongoing campaign to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Swanson continues to work closely with the peace movement and often leads campaigns to end the Iraq War and punish those involved in launching that war. His Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works as Campaign Coordinator for the online activist organization http://rootsaction.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio.
- Missiles that brought down TWA Flight 800 (PressTV, Aug 10, 2013):
If the US public began to raise a fuss about US missile strikes that blow up large numbers of civilians at wedding parties abroad, it’s not beyond the realm of the imaginable that the US government would begin blaming the explosions on faulty candles in the wedding cakes.
A similarly implausible excuse was used to explain the 1996 explosion of TWA flight 800 off Long Island, New York, and the US public has thus far either swallowed the story whole or ignored the matter.
If you watch Kristina Borjesson’s new film, TWA Flight 800, you’ll see a highly-persuasive case that this passenger jet full of passengers was brought down by missiles, killing all on board.
A CIA propaganda video aired by US television networks fits with none of the known facts, makes the claim that there were no missiles, and offers no theory as to what then did cause the explosion(s) and crash into the sea.