Monday, November 07, 2011

#OWS Occupy Wall Street Movement & Afghan Gov't Critical of US Occupation & Obama On board For War Against Iran

Press TV has made an informative  Documentary about movement  .
Obama and his warmongers getting ready to go to war against Iraq and Syria and more.
Afghan government and its people want the US to leave asap
Obama and NATO's War Crimes and Crimes against humanity in its bombing of Libya and supporting the Rebels who are no better or possibly worse than the Gaddafi Regime.

Behind the scenes of OWS-INfocus-11-06-2011

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Occupy Wall Street has just celebrated its 30th day in the park. On Saturday, it inspired solidarity actions in 1000 cities and that is considered as an incredible achievement.

We have heard a lot about what they stand for but not how they organized to make this happen.

This occupation runs like a village with lots of participation from a diverse group of articulate people.

"Behind the scenes of occupy Wall Street is an organization that is pretty invisible. It is decentralized, it's bottom up and it's organized into working committees," editor of the, Danny Schechter says.

In this edition of the show we will take you behind the scenes of Occupy Wall Street to show you how it all works.

What Humbug! What Rot! What False Pretense!by Eugene Debs June 16, 1918 via Information Clearing House November 2011

The following are excerpts taken from Eugene Debs, Anti-War Speech given at Canton, Ohio June 16, 1918 -
By Eugene Debs

"They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. This is too much, even for a joke. But it is not a subject for levity; it is an exceedingly serious matter. "

"These are the gentry who are today wrapped up in the American flag, who shout their claim from the housetops that they are the only patriots, and who have their magnifying glasses in hand, scanning the country for evidence of disloyalty, eager to apply the brand of treason to the men who dare to even whisper their opposition to Junker rule in the United Sates. No wonder Sam Johnson declared that “patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” He must have had this Wall Street gentry in mind, or at least their prototypes, for in every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the people."

"Every solitary one of these aristocratic conspirators and would-be murderers claims to be an arch-patriot; every one of them insists that the war is being waged to make the world safe for democracy. What humbug! What rot! What false pretense! These autocrats, these tyrants, these red-handed robbers and murderers, the “patriots,” while the men who have the courage to stand face to face with them, speak the truth, and fight for their exploited victims—they are the disloyalists and traitors. If this be true, I want to take my place side by side with the traitors in this fight. "

"The feudal barons of the Middle Ages, the economic predecessors of the capitalists of our day, declared all wars. And their miserable serfs fought all the battles. The poor, ignorant serfs had been taught to revere their masters; to believe that when their masters declared war upon one another, it was their patriotic duty to fall upon one another and to cut one another’s throats for the profit and glory of the lords and barons who held them in contempt. And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose—especially their lives."

"The working class who fight all the battles, the working class who make the supreme sacrifices, the working class who freely shed their blood and furnish the corpses, have never yet had a voice in either declaring war or making peace. It is the ruling class that invariably does both. They alone declare war and they alone make peace.

Yours not to reason why;
Yours but to do and die.

That is their motto and we object on the part of the awakening workers of this nation.

If war is right let it be declared by the people. You who have your lives to lose, you certainly above all others have the right to decide the momentous issue of war or peace. "
Go to link at top to read the rest.

Afghanistan wants the US to begin handing over country's security etc. to Afghans.
Washington some what disingenuously claims to be concerned over the reatment of prisoners by the Afghan authorities. This is odd since it was the US under George Bush that made torture and the abuse of prisoners legal and pervasive by the US intelligence and its military. Now they appear to want to put that evil Genie back in the lamp when it is now too late. Given the US attitude towards POWs why shouldn't Afghans or whomever also abuse and torture prisoners.

" Night raids, prison control stymie US-Afghan deal " by Susan Cornwell,Reuters , November 4, 2011

* Karzai wants night raids on homes stopped
* Washington worries about human rights in Afghan jails

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - A U.S.-Afghan strategic partnership agreement is being held up by Afghan demands for limits on "night raids" against insurgents and for a timeline for Afghans to assume control over detention centers, sources following the talks told Reuters.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said last week that the two nations had agreed on as much as 90 percent of the substance of the keystone deal. It is intended to provide a framework for the future U.S. role in Afghanistan as control over security is gradually transferred to the Afghans.

While U.S. officials had hoped to unveil the document for an international conference in Germany on Dec. 5, disputes over controversial night raids on Afghan homes and the running of detention centers could delay it well beyond that date, congressional staff who follow the issue say.

...The sticking points are more evidence of strains in the U.S.-Afghan relationship as Western combat forces start leaving. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeatedly criticized Western military tactics and said recently that Afghanistan would back neighboring Pakistan if it went to war with the United States.

Under an international agreement reached last year, local Afghan forces are to be in charge of security by the end of 2014, as Western forces withdraw. Thirty-three thousand of nearly 100,000 U.S. troops will leave by next September...

and on the hated Night raids and abuse and torture of POWS incarcerated in Afghan run prisoners Washington and NATO raise their concerns. But if NATO wanted to abide by International Lawin the treatment of POW's they should have refused to hand over any POWs to US personnel which also abuses and tortures prisoners though the US has merely glossed over accusations of torture through its legal veneer and arguments over semantics -ie definitions of torture.


Night raids, in which soldiers search Afghan homes for militants under the cover of darkness, have long been one of the most hated foreign military tactics in Afghanistan. Karzai has repeatedly denounced them and pushed for them to be halted altogether.

Many western military commanders see them as an important tool against the Taliban and other insurgents, however.

But some of the raids are led by Afghan forces. Afghan commanders must sign off on all raids, Afghan forces are often present for them and lead at least 25 percent of the raids, according to a recent report by the Open Society Foundations, which is backed by philanthropist George Soros, and The Liaison Office, a Kabul-based nongovernmental organization.

U.S. officials want to make transfer of authority over detention centers in Afghanistan "conditions-based," the congressional staffer said. In particular, they want to make sure detainees now held by foreign forces will be properly treated when they are transferred to Afghan control.

NATO has already stopped sending prisoners to some Afghan jails because of U.N. warnings of torture there.

President Obama authorized war of Aggression against Libya claiming it was launched for humanitarian reasons which just nonsense or popycock or pure BS.
The US/NATO forces and the rebels they supported committed various war crimes and crimes against humanity . For instance heavily bombing non-military targets to terrorize the Libyan people so they would side with the US/NATO/Rebels in order to stop the bombings. Meanwhile the city of Sirte which was not just being bombed but was under siege including a blockade to stop not just military supplies getting into the city but also food and humanitarian aid. Ah well this is just another War Crime for President Obama to be proud of and to prove he's willing to kill and slaughter just like the Bush/Cheney Regime did. Gaddafi was not a real or imminent threat to the US . Gaddafi made the mistake of using the country's wealth to help out the people of Libya in general and not just the elite or foreign investors . In other words US corporations could not do as they please in Libya and this was not appreciated by US & European based corporations that is the 1% who are not supposed to be regulated in any way shape or form.

We also know that the rebels in Libya have committed various massacre, assassinations or summary executions ie the murder of Gaddafi and they have been accused of terrorizing civilians who appeared to side with Gaddafi . But Obama and Hilary Clinton say that's ok because the rebels were the good guys and so whatever they have done or will do is therefore good.

The Lynching in Libya By Iftekhar A Khan November 05, 2011 "Information Clearing House"

-- British writer and political thinker George Orwell died at 46. In the short span of his writing life, he left behind lucid pieces of prose in which he articulated his brilliant political thought. Had he lived longer, the world would have been further enriched by his political philosophy. In his essay “Shooting an Elephant,” Orwell wrote, “When the white man turns tyrant, it is his own freedom that he destroys.” After having launched unprovoked wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the white man has now inflicted tyranny on Libya.

Before finally murdering Libyan leader Col Muammar Qaddafi together with his son as they fled the town of Sirte on Oct 20, and then having put their bloodied, rotting bodies on display, the US-led Nato forces had been bombing and systematically destroying Libya for nine months with the specific objective of regime change. According to Barack Obama, the war in Iraq was of choice, in Afghanistan of necessity and in Libya simply to change regime. As renowned documentary filmmaker John Pilger said of Obama, “The son of Africa claims a continent’s crown jewels.” That was the title of his article on Oct 26 on Obama’s thrust into Libya and then Uganda. Obama announced on Oct 14 that he was dispatching US Special Forces to join the civil war in that county.

NATO particularly focused on destroying Sirte, Qaddafi’s hometown with a population of 100,000. For months, thousands of citizens were trapped without food and medicines while they faced bombardment by American, British and French aircraft round the clock. Consequently, many thousands were killed, but the mainstream Western media remained shamelessly silent.

As Qaddafi and his retinue left the city in a small convoy, the vehicles were spotted by American AWACS aircraft, which in turn called in French fighter jets that bombed them. The Libyan leader was seriously wounded in the raid. Soon the so-called rebels “liberating” Libya caught up with him. One of them, Sanad al-Sadek al-Ureibi, claimed to have shot Qaddafi twice, hitting him in the head and the chest. But before being murdered, Qaddafi was humiliated and brutally beaten - and according to Seaumus Milne’s Guardian article (Oct 26), even sodomised with a knife.
Would the International Criminal Court in The Hague reconsider who deserves to be tried for war crimes, Qaddafi posthumously, or his tormentors, and all those who perpetrated the genocide of the people of a country? The barbarity has removed the thin mask of civility from the face of Western civilisation. Rest well, Orwell: your observation stays valid.

Meanwhile the Obama administration and NATO are revving up the Propaganda against Iran. Obama wants to prove he is as blood thirsty as Bush and Cheney.
Unfortunately the American public will probably fall for these lies and fabrications and the exaggerations about Iran's threat to the US or to the Middle East especially the American allies Saudi Arabia and Israel.
For instance there are still millions of Americans who erroneously believe Saddam was involved in the 9/11 attacks and had massive stockpiles WMDs which by the way he didn't. The nation of Iraq was in tatters by the time the US attacked it unprovoked in 2003.

Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran IAEA: Iran Had Model of Nuclear Warhead By Associated Press November 06, 2011 "AP" -- VIENNA

The UN atomic agency plans to reveal intelligence this week suggesting Iran made computer models of a nuclear warhead and other previously undisclosed details on alleged secret work by Tehran on nuclear arms.

  Vicious Triangle Forming Against Iran By Ismail Salami November 05, 2011 "Press TV" via Information Clearing House

 --  In recent days, there has been a vociferous interest in Israel, the US and the UK in fanning the flames of Iranophobia in what observers see as a political red herring to engage in a catastrophic war in the Middle East.
The trio, which constitute a vicious triangle in their roguishly Iranophobic endeavors, have manifestly held secret meetings among the top security officials and formed a united front against Iran.
A recent report by The Guardian has revealed that British Chief of Defense Staff Gen. David Richards visited Tel Aviv secretly during the week, held a number of meetings with top Israeli military and intelligence officials and reassured them of Britain's unwavering support in case of an attack on Iran's nuclear sites. Further to that, the British officials revealed that the US government was mulling accelerating plans for targeted attacks on the country's nuclear sites and that Britain was prepared to be part of the plan for a possible attack.
Interestingly enough, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak arrived in London on Wednesday to hold talks with his British counterpart, with Iran of course to top the agenda. The importance of these meetings is that Britain's senior military official had not visited Israel for a decade. So, the recent meetings indicate the cementing security and military ties between the two countries.
Only recently, a senior US military official addressing a forum in Washington said that Iran had become the biggest threat to the United States. “The biggest threat to the United States and to our interests and to our friends … has come into focus and it's Iran.”
Coincidentally (how so?), on the same day (Friday), Israel's president Shimon Peres also stated something virtually to the same effect, saying that the military option to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons was nearer.
When asked by Channel Two News if events were moving toward to a military option rather than a diplomatic one, Peres replied, “I believe so, I estimate that intelligence services of all these countries are looking at the ticking clock, warning leaders that there is not much time left.”
In this regard, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a pea in the pod, graced a G-20 summit of world leaders in France with his pithy words, “Iran's behavior and this obsessional desire to acquire nuclear military (capability) is in violation of all international rules. … If Israel's existence were threatened, France would not stand idly by.”
The trio (excluding France) have stepped up their rhetoric against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Threat is not a new word to Iran and the country is prepared for the worst and as Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said on the sidelines of a news conference in the Libyan city of Benghazi, “The US has unfortunately lost wisdom and prudence in dealing with international issues. It depends only on power. They have lost rationality; we are prepared for the worst but we hope they will think twice before they put themselves on a collision course with Iran.”

and so it goes,

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