Monday, December 10, 2012

Whistleblower Bradley Manning Guardian's " Person of the Year" And America's Prison's Used For Cheap Labor And Obama Using WMDs Excuse To Attack Syria And Islamophobia Versus Anti-Semitism

Today's Topics

*"Prison Labor Booms in US as Low-cost Inmates Bring Billions
*Obama manufacturing consent for War on Syria
*Bradley Manning voted Guardian's Person of the year
*Islamophobia of Robert Spencer compared to the Anti-Semitism of NAZI propagandist Julius Streicher

On December 7, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad was unequivocal, saying:

"Syria stresses again, for the 10th, the 100th time, that if we had such weapons, they would not be used against our people. We would not commit suicide."

The alleged Syrian chemical weapons threat replicates bogus allegations about Saddam's nonexistent WMDs. It's similar to falsified claims about Gaddafi, the Taliban, and numerous other invented US enemies.
From : NATO Intervention in Syria Imminent By Stephen Lendman "Information Clearing House" Dec. 9, 2012

Photo of Whistleblower Bradley Manning Guardian 's " Person of the Year" 2012.

Obama and his cronies and America's Mainstream Media may hate Whistle Blower Bradley Manning But Guardian readers don't and they have voted him as 2012's " person of The Year"

The Guardian 'Person of the Year 2012' is Bradley Manning by Anne Sewell ,Guardian, Dec. 9, 2012

The results of the poll show that 24-year-old former US Army intelligence analyst, Bradley Manning, came a resounding first with 70%, followed by Malala Yousafzai at 22%.

Bradley Manning
Nominated by a reader, mhenri, Manning, who is in military prison and undergoing pretrial hearings for the release of classified documents to WikiLeaks, including the "Collateral Murder" video, showing civilians and Reuters journalists cut down by the US Military:

"Bradley Manning, who after blowing a very necessary whistle, has survived yet another year of cruel and unusual pretrial punishment at the hand of the US military, which was designed to break him psychologically...."

Meanwhile the Obama administration is actively pursuing the Neoconservatives' agenda by using whatever phoney propaganda that they can to manufacture consent for attacking bombing or even possibly invading Syria as their prelude to taking out Iran. When it comes to foreign policy Obama is no better than George W. Bush and his gang of power hungry blood lusting Neocons.

Pres. Obama and Pentagon and Media using anti-Assad propaganda to manufacture consent for war on Syria . So thousands or tens of thousands Syrians will die not from WMDs of Assad but WMDs and carpet bombing by America and its puppet NATO. As the saying goes what President Obama calls peace we call a desert . Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya not enough Americans want even more bloodshed to pay for 9/11 attacks and for the insurgency in Afghanistan and Iraq. The people of Iraq after all were supposed to greet American troops with flowers and waving US flags but they were ungrateful for being liberated after being starved and desperate after ten years of inhumane sanctions.

Now the Talking Point about Syria is that like Saddam or Qaddafi he might be willing to use WMDs in this case chemical weapons on the rebel forces or even innocent civilians. If this weren't such a deadly serious situation it would be laughable when the US accuses other nations of using WMDs or other banned weapons since the USA has been using various banned weapons in its horrific brutal war on terror ie white phosphorus, depleted uranium, cluster bombs, landmines and carpet bombing civilian areas .

So if the USA can make up its own rules of engagement why shouldn't other nations.

NATO Intervention in Syria Imminent By Stephen Lendman "Information Clearing House" Dec. 9, 2012

- On December 7, Voice of Russia (VoR) headlined: "Iraq 2.0, another false-flag invasion rated XXX," saying:

"The US and NATO are set to invade Syria, something many of us have been warning about for a while now. It has been obvious that they have been looking for a pretext and that pretext has already been injected into the public debate."

VoR cited fabricated claims about threatening chemical weapons. Media scoundrels hype them. Sarin nerve gas was mentioned. Reports claimed Assad readied it in bombs. No evidence whatever was cited.

They're ready to go but haven't been loaded on planes, said an unnamed US official. Pentagon spokesman George Little said "any consideration of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime would be unacceptable."

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said:

"I think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned that as the opposition advances, in particular on Damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. The intelligence that we have causes serious concerns that this is being considered."

"The president of the United States has made very clear there will be consequences, there will be consequences if the Assad regime makes a terrible mistake by using these chemical weapons on their own people."

On December 7, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad was unequivocal, saying:

"Syria stresses again, for the 10th, the 100th time, that if we had such weapons, they would not be used against our people. We would not commit suicide."

The alleged Syrian chemical weapons threat replicates bogus allegations about Saddam's nonexistent WMDs. It's similar to falsified claims about Gaddafi, the Taliban, and numerous other invented US enemies.

Big Lies launch wars. In "The Art of War," Sun Tzu said "All war is based on deception." It's true now like in ancient times. Instant global communications, super-weapons, and scoundrel media complicity make today's threat especially ominous.

Washington's rage for war threatens humanity. Peace doesn't have a chance. Media scoundrels hype false threats. Repeated ad nauseam, people believe them.

No matter how many previous times they were fooled, they buy the Big Lie again. It happens every time. They're being set up again now.

Administration, congressional, and Pentagon officials are preparing the public for more war. Falsified headlines hype nonexistent threats. Humanity hangs in the balance. Where this ends, who knows.

In early December, UN officials said they're recalling all non-essential Syrian staff. Growing conflict dangers were cited. Perhaps advance word of imminent NATO intervention was gotten.

When we look at the penal system in the USA we see more examples of America's injustice and barbaric behavior as the government arrests and sentences people to long term incarceration in part to supply the Industrial Prison Corporate Industry with more cheap labor.

We had hoped that President Obama would be more sympathetic to the Blacks and Latinos who are disproportionately represented in the prisons in the USA. As others have pointed out such as Mumia Abu-Jamal that Blacks, Latinos and poor whites are more apt to be charged and tried and found guilty and then to serve longer prison sentences than would a middle class white American .

Prison industrial Complex Cheap Labor For Businesses

American Prison Work Houses 19th century booming . While private corporations make profits the US government is used to pay for food and housing and medical care of these workers . No wonder the prison population is increasing exponetially in the USA. And no wonder the Federal government doesn't want to adopt more lenient anti-drug laws ie decriminalization of Marijuana. No wonder American industry like the tree strikes rule or has little interest in rehabilitating prisoners in such a way that those released never return. Returning prisoners is in their view a good thing. So even president Obama is not against this type of slave labor.

Prison Labor Booms in US as Low-cost Inmates Bring Billions

Video By RT

US breeds a Chinese-style inmate labor scheme on its own soil. Both state and some of the biggest private companies are now enjoying the fruits of a cheap and readily available work force, with tens of millions of dollars spent by private prisons to keep their jails full.

Posted December 09, 2012

Mumia Abu-Jamal interview on prisons

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award winning Journalist on Death-Row. In this selection from the 1996 interview he discusses prisons.

Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Same message, different minority. Middle Class, Oct. 31, 2011 via Islamophobia

Inside The Islamophobia Network

Below are quotes which highlight the disturbing similarities between Islamophobic and Antisemitic messages.

Ten statements by 'anti-jihad' writer Robert Spencer and Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher are compared.

Julius Streicher was the editor of Der Stuermer, a Nazi paper that spread vicious Antisemitic propaganda from 1923-1945. As Nazi Party leader in Nuremburg he organized the destruction of synagogues in the city.

He was not directly involved in the Holocaust but was convicted of crimes against humanity after WWII. He was found guilty of inciting hatred against Jews in Der Stuermer and was executed in 1946.

Robert Spencer is a prominent critic of Islam who runs the website. He is the author of several best selling books on Islam and he has spoken on Fox News, CNN, NBC and other news channels.

He has organized protests against the construction of mosques in New York. He has advised the FBI on Islam and his books were recommended by the FBI for its agents.

The following is a comparison of their views on Muslims and Jews respectively.

1 Muslims/Jews have a religious duty to conquer the world.

“Islam understands its earthly mission to extend the law of Allah over the world by force.”

Robert Spencer.

“Do you not know that the God of the Old Testament orders the Jews to consume and enslave the peoples of the earth?”

Julius Streicher.

2 The Left enables Muslims/Jews.

“The principal organs of the Left...has consistently been warm and welcoming toward Islamic supremacism.”

Robert Spencer.

“The communists pave the way for him (the Jew).”

Julius Streicher.

3 Governments do nothing to stop Muslims/Jews.

“FDI* acts against the treason being committed by national, state, and local government their capitulation to the global jihad and Islamic supremacism.”

(Freedom Defense Initiative, Robert Spencer/Pamela Geller organisation).

“The government allows the Jew to do as he pleases. The people expect action to be taken.”

Julius Streicher.

4 Muslims/Jews cannot be trusted.

“When one is under pressure, one may lie in order to protect the religion, this is taught in the Qur'an.”

Robert Spencer.

“We may lie and cheat Gentiles. In the Talmud it says: It is permitted for Jews to cheat Gentiles.”

From The Toadstool, children's book published by Julius Streicher.

5 Recognizing the true nature of Muslims/Jews can be difficult.

“There is no reliable way for American authorities to distinguish jihadists and potential jihadists from peaceful Muslims.”

Robert Spencer.

"Just as it is often hard to tell a toadstool from an edible mushroom, so too it is often very hard to recognize the Jew as a swindler and criminal."

From The Toadstool, children's book published by Julius Streicher.

6 The evidence against Muslims/Jews is in their holy books.

“What exactly is ‘hate speech’ about quoting Qur’an verses and then showing Muslim preachers using those verses to exhort people to commit acts of violence, as well as violent acts committed by Muslims inspired by those verses and others?”

Robert Spencer.

“In Der Stuermer no editorial appeared, written by me or written by anyone of my main co-workers, in which I did not include quotations from the ancient history of the Jews, from the Old Testament, or from Jewish historical works of recent times.”

Julius Streicher.

7 Islamic/Jewish texts encourage violence against non-believers.

“'And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter...' -- 2:191.”

Koranic verse quoted by Robert Spencer on

“'And when the Lord your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally: men and women and children, even the animals.' (Deuteronomy 7:2.).”

Biblical verse quoted by Julius Streicher in Der Stuermer.

8 Christianity is peaceful while Islam/Judaism is violent.

“There is no Muslim version of 'love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you' or 'if anyone strikes you on the right cheek turn to him the other also'.”

Robert Spencer.

“The Jew is not being taught, like we are, such texts as, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,' or 'If you are smitten on the left cheek, offer then your right one.'"

Julius Streicher.

9 Muslims/Jews are uniquely violent.

"(Islam) is the only major world religion with a developed doctrine and tradition of warfare against unbelievers."

Robert Spencer.

"No other people in the world has such prophecies. No other people would dare to say that it was chosen to murder and destroy the other peoples and steal their possessions."

Julius Streicher.

10 Criticising Muslims/Jews is not incitement to violence against Muslims/Jews.

“There is nothing in anything that I have ever written that could be reasonably construed as an incitement to violence against anyone.”

Robert Spencer.

“Allow me to add that it is my conviction that the contents of Der Stuermer as such were not (incitement). During the whole 20 years, I never wrote in this connection, 'Burn Jewish houses down; beat them to death.' Never once did such an incitement appear in Der Stuermer.”

Julius Streicher.

and so it goes,

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