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The us secretary of state Hillary Clinton says she will give more weapons to Syrian rebels and international terrorists if they can capture more land.
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/international/28-Jul-2012/syria-the-vultures-are-circlingThe us secretary of state Hillary Clinton says she will give more weapons to Syrian... more
File this one under "Believe it or Not"...
Subcategory: "Religious Battle" -- serve this with tartar sauce on that piece of toast with the image of Jesus.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=39418File this one under "Believe it or Not"... Subcategory: "Religious... more
So here it is.another in the endless series of terrorist style attacks that target Israel and/or her citizens.
Israeli intel, as well as american, and blugarian intel link the attack to hizbollah, and of course then iran, who ultimately runs hizbollah.
So we have all seen it.
This story sat on AOL news, so it is hardly an minor event no one knows about.
But we wont acknowledge it.we wont talk about it.
And of course, we wont remember it the next time israel does their part in this back and forth.
So that way it can be that israel is the only bad guy all the time, as we pretend nothing is ever done to them for they themselves to respond to.So here it is.another in the endless series of terrorist style attacks that target... more
Domestic abuse is a form of terrorism that comes from within our own society, says Lucy Berrington in this news analysis, resulting in mass casualties and extremely high costs. But for its victims, no big-budget homeland security effort exists.Domestic abuse is a form of terrorism that comes from within our own society, says... more
Sandra Cortez got a lot more than she bargained for when she went to buy a new car and within an hour was threatened with calls to the FBI by the staff at the Denver dealership she went to.
Cortez’s ludicrous encounter is far from the first and will almost certainly not be the last case of someone being confused with a terrorist or international criminal simply due to a similar or shared name and then being treated as such.
http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/07/68-year-old-car-buyer-mistaken-for.htmlSandra Cortez got a lot more than she bargained for when she went to buy a new car and... more
On October 20, 2010, I sat in the Portland Convention Center and listenede to Barack Obama promise not to renew the Bush Tax Cuts for people earning over $250,000. When he caved in, I felt thoroughly disheartened. I understand that Republicans were using terrorist tactics holding the needs of millions of Americans hostage in several areas to allow them to protect 1% greed. I realize that Obama’s motives for caving-in were good ones. Nevertheless, I believe his decision was a mistake, because giving into terrorism just instigates mere terrorism. Here we go again!On October 20, 2010, I sat in the Portland Convention Center and listenede to Barack... more
Are you suspicious of federal authority? How about really into individual liberty? Well according to a new study funded by the US Department of Homeland Security, you very well might be a terrorist.
A report published earlier this year by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland has surfaced, and in their DHS-funded findings, Americans “reverent of individual liberty” and others adamant about protecting their personal freedoms are categorized as extreme right-wing terrorists.
In the paper, Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970-2008, researchers used definitions from another START study, 2011’s Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism, to characterize what traits should be considered when describing right-wing terrorists. Both papers were funded with grants from the US Department of Homeland Security provided to START.
Although the authors of the paper note that the study’s findings do not necessarily represent the opinions of START of the DHS, the website PrisonPlanet.com notes that the organization was started with the aid of $12 million of Homeland Security funds. The latest report is described by its authors as the latest part in a series of studies sponsored by the Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division, Science and Technology Directorate and the US Department of Homeland Security in support of the Counter-IED Prevent/Deter program.
“The goal of this program is to sponsor research that will aid the intelligence and law enforcement communities in identifying potential terrorist threats,” write the authors, which is done “using state-of-the-art theories, methods and data from the social and behavioral sciences to improve understanding of the origins, dynamics and social and psychological impacts of terrorism.”
Apparently, loving America is precisely one of those factors found out through the latest space-age understanding of the human mind.
In explaining how START’s earlier study categorized terrorists in groups such as religious, ethno-nationalist and extreme left-wing, researchers recall that the organization considers right-wing extremists terrorists as “groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group) and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism.”
“Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty,” the report adds.
http://rt.com/usa/news/liberty-terrorist-study-security-335/Are you suspicious of federal authority? How about really into individual liberty?... more
The US has been at war with Iran for decades. Now the US government via the media are trying to peddle the same lies that they used to invade Iraq.
It was a grim day for many Iranians today as the nation commemorated the 24th anniversary of the 1988 attack on Flight 655, an Iranian passenger airliner that was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz by the US Navy, killing all 290 civilians aboard.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry blasted the US for the killings, adding that to this day the US has refused to apologize for the attack. “This inhumane crime is clear proof of the innocence of the Iranian nation and clear evidence that the United States is not committed to any international legal and ethical principles and norms,” the statement added.
The US State Department has declined comment repeatedly, and in 2008 spokesman Sean McCormack said no new comments were forthcoming, saying that he was unfamiliar with the historical context of the attack.The US has been at war with Iran for decades. Now the US government via the media are... more
Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world's first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization.
Gallup researchers began by asking the questions on every American's mind. Why is there so much anti-Americanism in the Muslim world? Who are the extremists and how do Muslims feel about them? What do Muslims like and dislike about the West? What do Muslim women really want?
Crucial policy decisions hang on these questions. They continue to generate passionate disagreements in the public square. Yet for all the heat and controversy, the actual views of the world's Muslims have been conspicuously missing from this debate.
Now, we have the missing answers and statistics, gathered, parsed, and analyzed not by pundits but by professional researchers.
As part of this groundbreaking six-year project, Gallup conducted tens of thousands of interviews with residents in 35 predominantly Muslim nations, as well as smaller populations in Europe and the USA. The broad extent of the polling has delivered findings for the world's 1.4 billion Muslims with a plus or minus accuracy of 3%
Focused on the issues of Gender Justice, Terrorism, and Democracy -the film presents this remarkable data deftly, showing how it challenges the popular notion that Muslims and the West are on a collision course. Like the research, the film highlights a shared relationship that is based on facts - not fear.
Experts featured (A Partial List): Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, John Esposito, University Professor, Georgetown University, RamiKhoury, Editor of the Daily Star (Beirut), and Kenneth Pollack, Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute.
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/inside_islam_what_a_billion_muslims_really_thinkInside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, a new documentary film from Unity... more
A former U.S. president is accusing the current president of sanctioning the "widespread abuse of human rights" by authorizing drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists.
Jimmy Carter, America's 39 th president, denounced the Obama administration for "clearly violating" 10 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, writing in a New York Times op-ed on Monday that the "United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights."
"Instead of making the world safer, America's violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends," Carter wrote.
While the total number of attacks from unmanned aircraft, or drones, and the resulting casualties are murky, the New America Foundation estimates that in Pakistan alone 265 drone strikes have been executed since January 2009 . Those strikes have killed at least 1,488 people, at least 1,343 of them considered militants, the foundation estimates based on news reports and other sources.
In addition to the drone strikes, Carter criticized the current president for keeping the Guantanamo Bay detention center open, where prisoners "have been tortured by waterboarding more than 100 times or intimidated with semiautomatic weapons, power drills or threats to sexually assault their mothers."
The former president blasted the government for allowing "unprecedented violations of our rights to privacy through warrantless wiretapping and government mining of our electronic communications."
He also condemned recent legislation that gives the president the power to detain suspected terrorists indefinitely, although a federal judge blocked the law from taking effect for any suspects not affiliated with the September 11 terrorist attacks.
"This law violates the right to freedom of expression and to be presumed innocent until proved guilty, two other rights enshrined in the declaration," Carter said.
While Carter never mentioned Obama by name, he called out "our government" and "the highest authorities in Washington," and urged "concerned citizens" to "persuade Washington to reverse course and regain moral leadership."A former U.S. president is accusing the current president of sanctioning the... more
Former US president Jimmy Carter has criticized America’s actions against terrorism, saying that drones attacks and targeted assassination of suspicious people are undermining America’s “role as the global champion of human rights.”
In his critical article "A Cruel and Unusual Record" published in the New York Times, Jimmy Carter said that with all the revolutions sweeping around the world, America should “make the world safer.” Instead, however, “America’s violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends,” he argues.
US’s government counterterrorism policies, Carter says, are now clearly violating at least 10 of the 30 articles written in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
“Revelations that top officials are targeting people to be assassinated abroad, including American citizens, are only the most recent, disturbing proof of how far our nation’s violation of human rights has extended,” Carter writes.
These violations of human rights began after the terrorist attack of 9/11. Having been "sanctioned and escalated by bipartisan executive and legislative actions,” Carter bemoaned a “lack of dissent from the general public".
"As a result, our country can no longer speak with moral authority on these critical issues," the 39th president wrote.
Carter says that “death of innocent women and children” within drone attacks on those who are said to be “enemy terrorists” are accepted “as inevitable”. However, that is something that “would have been unthinkable in previous times”.
“After more than 30 airstrikes on civilian homes in Afghanistan this year, President Hamid Karzai has demanded that such attacks end, but the practice continues in areas of Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen that are not in any war zone,” writes Carter.
He adds that it is unknown “how many hundreds of innocent civilians have been killed” in attacks that have all been “approved by the highest authorities in Washington.”
“Top intelligence and military officials, as well as rights defenders in targeted areas, affirm that the great escalation in drone attacks has turned aggrieved families toward terrorist organizations, aroused civilian populations against us and permitted repressive governments to cite such actions to justify their own despotic behavior,” writes Carter.
Carter’s critical article comes less than a week after the UN’s report on the use of drone strikes by the US to combat terrorism.
On June, 21, UN rapporteur, Christof Heyns, said that the US needs to be held legally accountable for the use of armed drones.
He requested that the Obama administration publish statistics on the number of civilian deaths caused by strikes on suspected terror leaders in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen.
Heyns underlined the fact that recent US drone strikes threatened the rule of international law in that many “targeted killings take place far from areas where it's recognized as being an armed conflict."
Speaking about human rights, Carter also mentioned that recent laws allow “unprecedented violations of our rights to privacy through warrantless wiretapping and government mining of our electronic communications”.
Jimmy Carter has called for Washington to “reverse course and regain moral leadership".
http://rt.com/usa/news/carter-article-us-drones-677/Former US president Jimmy Carter has criticized America’s actions against... more
T WOULD HAVE BEEN the crime of the century if there just weren’t so many others to compete with it. In the early hours of September 5, 1972, a group of Palestinian terrorists calling themselves Black September climbed over the fence surrounding the virtually unprotected Olympic village in Munich and entered the quarters of the Israeli team. There, claiming vengeance for the Israeli military’s expulsion of Christian Palestinians from the villages of Ikrit and Biram in 1948, they took eleven Israeli hostages in exchange for the freeing of 232 incarcerated Palestinians along with the German terrorists Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof plus the Japanese terrorist Kozo Okamoto.T WOULD HAVE BEEN the crime of the century if there just weren’t so many others... more
And why is it so important for Israel to attemt to get clemency for this rat traitor every three months?
Hours ahead of a meeting with US President Barack Obama where President Shimon Peres is expected to make a plea for clemency for jailed Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard, White House Spokesman Jay Carney on Wednesday threw cold water on the prospects of the request being granted.
"Our position has not changed and will not change today," Carney told journalists at a daily briefing. "I would simply remind you that Mr. Pollard was convicted of very serious crimes."
Peres is in Washington to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama at a special White House ceremony later Wednesday.
Also Wednesday, an online petition calling on Peres to do everything possible to bring about Pollard's release passed 75,000 signatures.
The petition drive began three months ago and has attracted support from across Israel and around the world.And why is it so important for Israel to attemt to get clemency for this rat traitor... more
If you are not familiar with the term, Taxmageddon refers to January 1, 2013 when several tax related laws sunset in such a way that could have a severe impact on most American families. Republicans are blaming Democrats, of course, claiming that Democrats want to raise your takes. As usual, the Republicans are lying. They are up to their old tricks, committing economic terrorism through blackmail. They are holding what the 99% need hostage for what the 1% want.If you are not familiar with the term, Taxmageddon refers to January 1, 2013 when... more
Forty-five years ago, the USS Liberty was attacked in international waters by Israeli jet fighters and torpedo boats.
The attack killed 34 members of the crew, and wounded 174 more on board. Both U.S. and Israeli governments conducted inquiries about the incident, and decided the attack was a result of Israeli confusion about who the USS Liberty was.
Many veterans don't agree.
This Friday, a USS Liberty memorial service will be held at the graves of the Liberty victims at Arlington Cemetery, in part to remember, but also to accuse.
A Facebook page for the event asks supporters to sign a petition calling for a renewed investigation of the attack. The petition suggests a U.S. government cover up, noting that the U.S. initially dispatched aircraft to aid the wounded USS Liberty, but say they were later recalled.
The page also points supporters to reports on the incident from USS Liberty veterans, including a draft letter to Congress asking for a better investigation.Forty-five years ago, the USS Liberty was attacked in international waters by Israeli... more
No, all the serious domestic terrorists are on the right. They’re the ones blowing up buildings, assassinating people and shutting down cities.
That doesn’t even make sense.
America has had a tradition of leftist terrorism because the right has always been in power. Now the right is even more firmly in power, and our terrorism is from the right? Huh? Even non-domestic terrorism sponsored by Muslim groups is right wing terrorism—pushing for the same strict social mores as their Southern Baptist kin, albeit packaged a little differently.No, all the serious domestic terrorists are on the right. They’re the ones... more