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A former Neo-Nazi Jason Todd Ready, known as JT, allegedly murdered four people, including a female toddler before killing himself. JT Ready belonged to a group called the U.S. Border Guard. This group patrolled the border we have with Mexico, looking for illegal immigrants trying to cross the border.A former Neo-Nazi Jason Todd Ready, known as JT, allegedly murdered four people,... more
The northeast Libyan town of Tawergha, formerly home to about 40,000 people, is now a “ghost town” after intense fighting last year ended in the city’s capture and the total displacement of its population. oday, Tawergha is marked by scores of empty buildings and houses, many of which are either burnt out or reduced to rubble. NATO airstrikes on pro-Gaddafi strongholds devastated much of the city during the battle of Tawergha in August 2011. Rebel militias explained that a number of houses in the town were used by Gaddafi loyalists to stock heavy weapons and artillery and that citizens of Tawergha were used as human shields during the conflict ------- http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/43053-libya-tawergha-city-of-former-slaves-no-longer-exists-ethnic-cleansing-and-genocideThe northeast Libyan town of Tawergha, formerly home to about 40,000 people, is now a... more
Where is the Liberal Outrage?... if Bush was doing this the left would be up in arms... :/ Just goes to show there is no Left or Right there is only Power and Peons... :(
http://youtu.be/_9DE0ON_UzoWhere is the Liberal Outrage?... if Bush was doing this the left would be up in... more
Libyan Resistance leaders created a temporary Libyan Jamahirya Government + Nato accused of war crimes in LibyaAn important and expected event has occurred in Libya. Resistance leaders spoke about the creation of a temporary government in Libya. People all over the world, who comprise the world community, expected this moment. Now our task is to demand that our countries' governments withdraw recognition of the NTC occupational regime because they are not the legal representatives of the Libyan nation, and to begin diplomatic relations with the real Libyan government. This government is being launched on a temporary basis until full Libyan liberation from the NATO invaders. This is because after that, People's Committees of different levels will be reinstated, and they will continue to govern Libya as it used to be prior to the invasion in February 2011. Certainly all encountered mistakes will be taken into serious consideration to prevent further causes for a new intervention. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/43050-libyan-resistance-leaders-created-a-temporary-libyan-jamahirya-government-An important and expected event has occurred in Libya. Resistance leaders spoke about... more
The war in Iraq has ended and the war in Afghanistan will be over in a couple of years. This will be happy days for families and friends who love and support these brave men and women who protect and serve our country. However, there is a rude awakening when you get back and you will soon ask yourself, “Is this the country I fought for? Are these the people I fought to protect?” Being a former veteran myself- I can identify with what you are about to go through. Here is some advice that I learnt along the way that I would like to share with my fellow veterans.The war in Iraq has ended and the war in Afghanistan will be over in a couple of... more
The Empire has no clothes. It has been revealed. Having unilaterally withdrawn from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia, the US is leading NATO to build a ring of missiles round Russia in Europe. It is globalizing its military forces and operations. An armada of missile-laden NATO war ships is deployed in oceans around the world with nearly 1,000 US military bases on every continent on the planet. Working in this expanded military capacity, NATO members and their allies are encircling China in the Pacific, just as we are surrounding Russia, while rejecting Russia and China’s repeated proposals to negotiate a ban on weapons in space. NATO is a lawless rogue alliance, determined to control the world’s oil and other scarce resources, by brute force. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/43004-time-to-disband-natoThe Empire has no clothes. It has been revealed. Having unilaterally withdrawn from... more
Cynthia McKinney ..... Thanks to all who have come out and participated in the Truth Tour. I have almost come to its end. Last night in Detroit, several of the women were moved to tears as I explained the situation in Libya right now as I know it to be. Every venue has had every seat occupied or was filled to capacity with standing room only. Detroit's young singer and band, Sister Ziyah and Black Rain were phenomenal and their music set the tone for the event: first song, Kickstart the Revolution; second song, Good Morning, America; third song, Today, I'm a Better Me. This Truth Tour has been unique because the true peace people in this country have revealed themselves by their willingness to step forward and be counted against this war in the very midst of the worst deceit and demonization ever. NATO war crimes are being excused, discounted, or covered up by those who posed as supporters of justice and peace. It is never OK to bomb people. And it is never OK to ask the peace-loving people of this country to sacrifice Social Security and Medicare and education and housing--and I could go on and on--so that war profiteers can fatten their ill-gotten coffers. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/43002-libya-truth-tourCynthia McKinney ..... Thanks to all who have come out and participated in the Truth... more
An in depth look at the war in Afghanistan and what is going to happen after U.S. troops leave.
http://corksphere.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-happens-next-in-afghanistan-video.htmlAn in depth look at the war in Afghanistan and what is going to happen after U.S.... more
(CNN) -- Libyan rebels have looted and burned homes and abused civilians, a human rights group said Wednesday.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch said that in "four towns captured by rebels in the Nafusa Mountains over the past month, rebel fighters and supporters have damaged property, burned some homes, looted from hospitals, homes, and shops, and beaten some individuals alleged to have supported government forces."
The accusations came as rebel forces inside Libya managed to retake a village from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces, and rebel leaders were in Europe meeting with NATO officials and the European Commission.
Mahmoud Jibril, chairman of the executive board of the opposition Transitional National Council, said the complaints represent only a "few incidents" that "took place in the very early days of the revolution, and we've been investigating those cases. We are against any human rights violation whomever is the source of those violations." Those responsible are "going to be brought to justice," he vowed.
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/07/13/libya.war/(CNN) -- Libyan rebels have looted and burned homes and abused civilians, a human... more
LONDON (Reuters) - NATO admitted it carried out an air strike that killed civilians in Tripoli on Sunday.
"Although we are still determining the specifics of this event, indications are that a weapons system failure may have caused this incident," said Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard, Commander of Operation Unified Protector in a statement.
NATO said a military missile site was the intended target of the air strikes and acknowledged the civilian casualties.
Early on Sunday Libyan officials took reporters to a residential area in Tripoli's Souq al-Juma district where the reporters saw several bodies being pulled out of the rubble of a destroyed building.
Later, in a hospital, they were shown the bodies of two children and three adults who, officials said, were among those killed in the strike.
Libyan Foreign Minister Abdelati Obeidi said the NATO strike was a "pathetic attempt .... to break the spirit of the people of Tripoli and allow small numbers of terrorists to cause instability and disorder in the peaceful city."
Libyan officials earlier put the death toll at seven but Obeidi said there were nine dead and 18 wounded.
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/nato-acknowledges-civilian-deaths-tripoli-strike-195841256.htmlLONDON (Reuters) - NATO admitted it carried out an air strike that killed civilians in... more
NATO air strikes killed nine civilians in the Arada neighbourhood of Tripoli, which is a known anti-Gaddafi stronghold, the regime said Sunday. The incident occurred a day after the government accused NATO of specifically targeting civilians.
AFP - NATO said Sunday it was investigating Libyan claims that nine civilians, two of them of toddlers, were killed in an alliance air raid and would be "very sorry" if that were the case.
"NATO is looking into this matter," said spokesman Wing Commander Mike Bracken. "NATO was operating in Tripoli last night, conducting air strikes against a legitimate military target."
Libyan government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim told AFP that a NATO air strike on a residential district of Tripoli early on Sunday killed nine people, five of them from the same family, and wounded 18.
Earlier in the day, journalists had been shown the bodies of five people, one of them a woman and two of them toddlers.
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Who are the civilians? Who are the rebels? Who is Al Qaeda? No one knows, except the UN, Sarkozy and the peace-prize puppet, Obama. They tell us who's good or bad, who lives, who dies and decide where our troops go to war. Never mind the Constitution and the sovereignty of our country to declare war through the Congress or at least consenting with them.
War hasn't actually been declared since WWII to show how far we've fallen, yet, the unilateral moves Obama has taken in Libya is still unprecedented to the point of neocons questioning the move and definitely the majority of the public is against it. Yet, the wars expand, more people die and America loses more and more standing around the world everyday.NATO air strikes killed nine civilians in the Arada neighbourhood of Tripoli, which is... more
OBAMA DRONES STRIKE FIRST LIBYAN CIVILIAN TARGETS -- While Political World Obsesses on Birther StoryOh, good.
Here I was afraid the Obama birth-certificate drama would interfere with us watching Obama and opposing the evil he is doing, including this LIBYAN CIVILIAN MASSACRE BY U.S. DRONES THAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SNAP OUT OF IT, PEOPLE!
Obama's Big Reveal of his birth certificate--the equivalent of a Circus side-show Hoochie dancer's blow-off finale, where she rips off her tear-away panties in the final Big Reveal--has done its job. It has distracted us from:
OBAMA'S AUTHORIZED SLAUGHTER OF LIBYAN CIVILIANS BY DRONE ATTACKS ON HOME COMPOUNDS.
The stripper's Big-Finale Blow-Off Reveal is just like the Obama Big-Finale Birth Certificate Blow-Off Reveal we were treated to by Obama today. It's his Final Orgasmic Act of the agonizingly-years-long birth-certificate tease. Obama, with a snap of his wrist, revealed all...and the slobbering masses fell for it.
And it has done its job...It has kept political junkies focused on the crack-cocaine of political issues: a freaking BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
Was it as good for you as it was for the military-industrial complex?
Was it as good for you as it was for Robert Gates, Sec. of Defense, ex-VP and presidential-level lobbyist for two administrations for Raytheon (which has heavily invested in new-technology drones, which go for $4,500,000 each).
How about the innocent Libyan civilians, in housing compounds, already slaughtered by U.S. drones? Was it as good for you as it was for them?
WAKE UP, PEOPLE! WE ARE SLAUGHTERING LIBYAN CIVILIANS!
The birther stories are so seductive, addictive and irresistible. That's because we react, on cue, en masse, like the herd of sheeple we are, to unite behind (or against) someone we perceive is suffering from what may be a racially-motivated, but extremely stupid, attack.
We don't have to think. We know the insults and arguments to post. It's a thoughtless rush, like a hit off of a crack-pipe.
And this Ultimate Birther Story of All Birther Stories--Obama's Big Blow-Off Birth-Certificate Reveal--is more successful than any of the prior birther successes. It had to be, because it had to distract us from something truly heinous:
OBAMA'S SUCCESSFUL AUTHORIZATION OF THE DRONE MASSACRE OF LIBYAN CIVILIANS, AND THE DRASTIC ESCALATION OF OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE LIBYAN CIVIIL WAR.
Any birther story can distract and soothe the political masses, as it has since the first time it raised its ugly bipartisan head. Like an adrenaline smoothie, it wraps us in its warm, seductive embrace....and all other political issues seem to fade into the background.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WAKE UP, PEOPLE!
While everyone is flailing around in the birther-vs-Obama Circus Big-Top orgasmic, political-crack-addict distraction, the U.S. IS LAUNCHING DRONES AGAINST CIVILIANS IN LIBYA, with several successful "hits"--i.e., slaughtered innocent civilians--already.
Why haven't we been watching Obama like a mother elephant on steroids, protecting her babies from a pack of starving lions read to take us down to another bloody slaughter, this time in Libya?
After all, five days ago Obama AUTHORIZED THE USE OF OUR DRONES AGAINST CIVILIANS IN LIBYA.
Did you get the "U.S. DRONES SLAUGHTERING CIVILIANS IN LIBYA" part?
Honestly, do you think Obama would have done his birth-certificate Big Reveal Blow-Off finale if it wasn't for a damned good (i.e., corporate-profitable) reason? After all, he can only do it once, so it had better pay off, and pay off good.
The "birther" distraction has become Obama's greatest tool which, predictably, will do two things:
1. Distract both the left and right from whatever blood-dripping slight-of-hand Obama needs to pull.
2. Unite the ever-freaking-gullible liberal/Democrat/progressive base behind him?
As soon as I saw the "birth certificate reveal" article, I KNEW Obam had done something heinous. Obama would not have revealed his birth certificate unless it was to distract us from something REALLY, REALLY evil he didn't want our focus on...until it was too late to stop it.
The Obama Birther Distractor Tool--Obama's always-convenient and predictable way to distract both the Left and the Right by engaging the nutball birthers in dialogue about his birth certificate, while always playing the victim role--is extremely valuable. It distracts both sides at the same time into emotionally-laden, mindless, well-rehearsed-by-now diatribes each other.
The birther issue is crack to political junkies who haunt internet message boards. So intoxicating, so seductive, so mindless, so impossible to resist.
Meanwhile--what is going on that he, and the right, don't want us to focus on.
COULD IT BE THE HAMBURGER-LIKE REMAINS OF INNOCENT LIBYAN CIVILIANS SLAUGHTERED BY THE OBAMA-AUTHORIZED DRONES?
WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!!
And, guess what? Robert Gates, our Sec. of Defense and Raytheon-drone whore, is telling us we will be in Libya for YEARS now.
Obama, the Democrats and GOPers have just launched a HUGE escalation of our war efforts in Libya. Since Obama authorized the use of drones against Libyan civilians five days ago, there has been so little in the way of American protest against it.
Nope. We are far too busy with our birther crack-pipe, and letting tools like President Obama and Orily Taitz yank us around by the short-hairs over an issue as stupid as a birth certificate.
Now, one more time. Why do you think Obama released his birth certificate today? Five days after he authorized the use of drones to attack civilians in Libya, when the news of it was starting to spread, despite the birther crack-smoke-filled ethers of the internet?
Jesus fucking christ, I think I'm going to cry.
NATO forces hit civilian areas in Libya, commence drone attacks
The UN Security Council resolution purportedly authorizing U.S./NATO operations in Libya was further undermined yesterday when NATO airstrikes reportedly hit civilian targets in Tripoli and other cities.
As France 24 reports today,
NATO planes staged raids on civil and military sites in the Libyan capital Tripoli and other cities, JANA news agency said, without confirming the number of people killed and wounded. Earlier air raids conducted by the Western alliance struck near a compound in Tripoli where Kadhafi resides.
“A military source said civil and military sites were targeted by the colonialist aggressor,” said JANA, specifying that the strikes had also covered Al-Khums, Gharian, El Assa and Sirte, the birthplace of strongman Moamer Kadhafi.
Three new explosions rocked the Libyan capital in the late evening as NATO warplanes overflew Tripoli, AFP journalists said, after several earlier blasts in the city centre and outlying quarters.
The Chinese news agency Xinhau adds that civilian infrastructure was among NATO’s targets:.....
Pentagon Confirms First Predator Drone Strike in Libya
April 23, 2011
........"The real work of that will have to be done by the Libyans themselves. But we can provide them with some cover from the air. And I think the kind of training that some of the allies are going to do and some of the assistance they're providing will help them. But this is likely to take a while," Robert Gates said.
===========Oh, good. Here I was afraid the Obama birth-certificate drama would interfere... more
life in Gaza is a constant gauntlet of Israeli sniper fire, military rockets and army bulldozers. No one is safe. In light of the escalating tensions, we’re bringing back one our most moving documentaries, a hard-hitting expose of life in the Occupied territories. We speak to the children caught in the crossfire and find out the true cost of Israel’s targeted assassinations policy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0aEo59c7zU&feature=player_embeddedlife in Gaza is a constant gauntlet of Israeli sniper fire, military rockets and army... more
'Death Squad': Full horror emerges of how rogue U.S. brigade murdered and mutilated innocent Afghan civilians - and kept their body parts as trophies* Rolling Stone reveals how U.S. troops murdered Afghan civilians
* Soldiers cut off 15-year-old boy's finger and kept it as trophy
* Video captures U.S. troops cheering as airstrike kills two Afghan civilians
* New pictures show dead Afghan man's head on a stick
* Soldier stabbed the body of a dead Afghan civilian
Shocking new details emerged today of how American soldiers formed a 'death squad' to randomly murder Afghan civilians and mutilate their corpses.
An investigation by Rolling Stone magazine details how senior officers failed to stop troops killing Afghans and keeping their body parts as trophies.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370758/Shocking-video-shows-U-S-troops-cheering-airstrike-blows-Afghan-civilians.html#ixzz1HvN8ye2H* Rolling Stone reveals how U.S. troops murdered Afghan civilians * Soldiers cut... more
KABUL — Seven civilians, three of them children, were killed and five others wounded in a NATO airstrike targeting insurgents in restive southern Afghanistan, a local official said Saturday.
The governor of Helmand province said the two men, two women and three children died when the car they were travelling in was hit by NATO fire late Friday.
Earlier, NATO said its International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) called in an airstrike on two vehicles believed to be carrying a Taliban leader and his associates, but later discovered they were transporting civilians.
"ISAF forces fired on a vehicle carrying insurgents," said a statement from Helmand governor Muhammad Gulab Mangal's office.
"The explosion hit another vehicle in which civilians were travelling, and as a result two men, two women and three children were killed and a man, a woman and three other children were wounded."
NATO said it had launched an investigation into the incident, which came after nine people -- who Afghan officials said were children collecting firewood -- were killed in a NATO airstrike in eastern Kunar province this month.
Civilian casualties in military operations are highly sensitive in Afghanistan as coalition troops battle to curb a Taliban-led insurgency ahead of a planned handover of security to Afghan forces.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gpHum6QK1-p4I9K6Z8-3V8vUITFg?docId=CNG.a233f5c76ed3a7a1686451adf8f8c38a.601KABUL — Seven civilians, three of them children, were killed and five others... more
“Depleted uranium tipped missiles fit the description of a dirty bomb in every way… I would say that it is the perfect weapon for killing lots of people.” ~ Marion Falk, chemical physicist (retd), Lawrence Livermore Lab, California, USA
In the first 24 hours of the Libyan attack, US B-2s dropped forty-five 2,000-pound bombs. These massive bombs, along with the Cruise missiles launched from British and French planes and ships, all contained depleted uranium (DU) warheads.
DU is the waste product from the process of enriching uranium ore. It is used in nuclear weapons and reactors. Because it is a very heavy substance, 1.7 times denser than lead, it is highly valued by the military for its ability to punch through armored vehicles and buildings. When a weapon made with a DU tip strikes a solid object like the side of a tank, it goes straight through it, then erupts in a burning cloud of vapor. The vapor settles as dust, which is not only poisonous, but also radioactive.
http://www.houseofpaine.org/bonziebean/blog/?p=420“Depleted uranium tipped missiles fit the description of a dirty bomb in every... more
Neocons and liberal interventionists stampeded Obama into imposing a no-fly zone against Libya—despite the absence of vital U.S. interests there. Leslie H. Gelb on the hypocrisy among world leaders and how the experts abuse historical analogies. There's nothing like a foreign-policy crisis, real or imagined, to ignite the worst among world leaders and foreign-policy experts. Out pop the nuclear weapons of the trade: phony analogies and unabashed hypocrisy. The manufactured crisis in Libya is a prime case in point. No foreign states have vital interests at stake in Libya. Events in this rather odd and isolated land have little bearing on the rest of the tumultuous Mideast region. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/41090-secret-libya-psyops-caught-by-online-sleuthsNeocons and liberal interventionists stampeded Obama into imposing a no-fly zone... more
The CIA has carried out one of its deadliest drone attack on civilians in Pakistan to date. Up to to 40 people were killed Thursday after missiles struck a public meeting, or jirga, in North Waziristan. The victims had assembled to resolve a dispute with the Taliban over a local mine. In a statement, the head of the Pakistani military issued a rare condemnation of the United States, saying "peaceful citizens, including elders of the area, were carelessly and callously targeted with complete disregard to human life." The United States is maintaining all victims were militants. A U.S. official told the New York Times, "These people weren’t gathering for a bake sale. They were terrorists."
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/3/18/headlines/up_to_40_pakistani_civilians_killed_in_us_drone_strikeThe CIA has carried out one of its deadliest drone attack on civilians in Pakistan to... more