Saturday, December 31, 2016

Does America Really Want To Spread Democracy?

How the Russian "Election Hacking" Story Was Sold to Americans by Hillar...

Mainstream Media , President Obama, DNC and Hillary Clinton spreading "Fake News" erroneously claiming Russia interfered with the American General Election. This is just propaganda 101. Instead of the DNC and Hillary Clinton accepting responsibility for losing the election to Idiot Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton and DNC screwed over Bernie Sanders and his supporters making her the presidential candidate for the Democratic party .

Hillary then ran a lackluster right of center campaign to appeal to Republicans and centrist and not to Progressives and ignored the Democratic base such as the working class . labor unions, the working poor , minorities etc. She took them all for granted and so lost as millions of voters were turned off by her and the DNC 's arrogance and her belief that this was Her Turn and therefore entitled to become president.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Obsessing over ‘fake news,’ the US government plans its own propaganda

The Ministry of Truth becomes official in USA under Obama administration !!!

 "Published on 27 Dec 2016

 The 2017 NDAA, signed by President Barack Obama, includes the ominous “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act,” introduced by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), that establishes an anti-propaganda agency. RT correspondent Ashlee Banks has the story. Then, Lionel of Lionel Media joins RT’s Anya Parampil to provide the background and troubling implications of this legislation."


Mall mayhem: Post-Christmas shopping ends in 500-person brawl

"Published on 28 Dec 2016 Police in several US states responded to reports of at least a dozen chaotic incidents at shopping malls on Monday, including melees involving hundreds of people and false alarms about gunfire. One fight in Aurora, Illinois involved an estimated 500 people. RT America's Trinity Chavez reports. Then, legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media joins RT America's Manila Chan to give his take."

Sunday, December 25, 2016

William S Burroughs - The.Junky's Christmas. Full Version.

Dakota Access Pipeline Threat Is Far From Over - America's Lawyer #NODAPL #MniWiconi

"Published on 23 Dec 2016
Via America's Lawyer: Despite a hard fought victory and the halting of the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, activists at Standing Rock are staying put. Many protesters fear the victory's only temporary and it's only a matter of time before the company starts building that pipeline again. Mike Papantonio talks about about the future of the Dakota Access Pipeline and whether the project can still legally be completed with Cenk Uygur, creator and co-host of The Young Turks Media Network."

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kafkaesque:The CIA's Absence of Conviction - Craig Murray- NeoMcCarthyism Not Russia

The CIA's Absence of Conviction - Craig Murray

 Here's the article from Craig Murray

I have watched incredulous as the CIA’s blatant lie has grown and grown as a media story – blatant because the CIA has made no attempt whatsoever to substantiate it. There is no Russian involvement in the leaks of emails showing Clinton’s corruption. Yes this rubbish has been the lead today in the Washington Post in the US and the Guardian here, and was the lead item on the BBC main news. I suspect it is leading the American broadcasts also.
A little simple logic demolishes the CIA’s claims. The CIA claim they “know the individuals” involved. Yet under Obama the USA has been absolutely ruthless in its persecution of whistleblowers, and its pursuit of foreign hackers through extradition. We are supposed to believe that in the most vital instance imaginable, an attempt by a foreign power to destabilise a US election, even though the CIA knows who the individuals are, nobody is going to be arrested or extradited, or (if in Russia) made subject to yet more banking and other restrictions against Russian individuals? Plainly it stinks. The anonymous source claims of “We know who it was, it was the Russians” are beneath contempt.
As Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians. As I have explained countless times, they are not hacks, they are insider leaks – there is a major difference between the two. And it should be said again and again, that if Hillary Clinton had not connived with the DNC to fix the primary schedule to disadvantage Bernie, if she had not received advance notice of live debate questions to use against Bernie, if she had not accepted massive donations to the Clinton foundation and family members in return for foreign policy influence, if she had not failed to distance herself from some very weird and troubling people, then none of this would have happened.
The continued ability of the mainstream media to claim the leaks lost Clinton the election because of “Russia”, while still never acknowledging the truths the leaks reveal, is Kafkaesque.
I had a call from a Guardian journalist this afternoon. The astonishing result was that for three hours, an article was accessible through the Guardian front page which actually included the truth among the CIA hype:
The Kremlin has rejected the hacking accusations, while the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has previously said the DNC leaks were not linked to Russia. A second senior official cited by the Washington Post conceded that intelligence agencies did not have specific proof that the Kremlin was “directing” the hackers, who were said to be one step removed from the Russian government.
Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, who is a close associate of Assange, called the CIA claims “bullshit”, adding: “They are absolutely making it up.”
“I know who leaked them,” Murray said. “I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.
“If what the CIA are saying is true, and the CIA’s statement refers to people who are known to be linked to the Russian state, they would have arrested someone if it was someone inside the United States.
“America has not been shy about arresting whistleblowers and it’s not been shy about extraditing hackers. They plainly have no knowledge whatsoever.”
But only three hours. While the article was not taken down, the home page links to it vanished and it was replaced by a ludicrous one repeating the mad CIA allegations against Russia and now claiming – incredibly – that the CIA believe the FBI is deliberately blocking the information on Russian collusion. Presumably this totally nutty theory, that Putin is somehow now controlling the FBI, is meant to answer my obvious objection that, if the CIA know who it is, why haven’t they arrested somebody. That bit of course would be the job of the FBI, who those desperate to annul the election now wish us to believe are the KGB.
It is terrible that the prime conduit for this paranoid nonsense is a once great newspaper, the Washington Post, which far from investigating executive power, now is a sounding board for totally evidence free anonymous source briefing of utter bullshit from the executive.
In the UK, one single article sums up the total abnegation of all journalistic standards. The truly execrable Jonathan Freedland of the Guardian writes “Few credible sources doubt that Russia was behind the hacking of internal Democratic party emails, whose release by Julian Assange was timed to cause maximum pain to Hillary Clinton and pleasure for Trump.” Does he produce any evidence at all for this assertion? No, none whatsoever. What does a journalist mean by a “credible source”? Well, any journalist worth their salt in considering the credibility of a source will first consider access. Do they credibly have access to the information they claim to have?
Now both Julian Assange and I have stated definitively the leak does not come from Russia. Do we credibly have access? Yes, very obviously. Very, very few people can be said to definitely have access to the source of the leak. The people saying it is not Russia are those who do have access. After access, you consider truthfulness. Do Julian Assange and I have a reputation for truthfulness? Well in 10 years not one of the tens of thousands of documents WikiLeaks has released has had its authenticity successfully challenged. As for me, I have a reputation for inconvenient truth telling.
Contrast this to the “credible sources” Freedland relies on. What access do they have to the whistleblower? Zero. They have not the faintest idea who the whistleblower is. Otherwise they would have arrested them. What reputation do they have for truthfulness? It’s the Clinton gang and the US government, for goodness sake.
In fact, the sources any serious journalist would view as “credible” give the opposite answer to the one Freedland wants. But in what passes for Freedland’s mind, “credible” is 100% synonymous with “establishment”. When he says “credible sources” he means “establishment sources”. That is the truth of the “fake news” meme. You are not to read anything unless it is officially approved by the elite and their disgusting, crawling whores of stenographers like Freedland.
The worst thing about all this is that it is aimed at promoting further conflict with Russia. This puts everyone in danger for the sake of more profits for the arms and security industries – including of course bigger budgets for the CIA. As thankfully the four year agony of Aleppo comes swiftly to a close today, the Saudi and US armed and trained ISIS forces counter by moving to retake Palmyra. This game kills people, on a massive scale, and goes on and on.
And so it goes,
Good Night and Good Luck
 I smell a Coup an American version  as they did in Brazil or Honduras etc.  

Thursday, November 24, 2016

#NODAPL Enbridge Lies and I have the video PROOF. John Bolenb...

OIl Company Enbridge colluding with US government, the Environmental Protection Agency and Dept. of Health and President Obama to cover up major oil spills.

It is Enbridge which is involved in the Dakota Access Pipeline which the Native Americans are protesting against at #StandingRock to protect their sacred grounds and the water and their treaty rights.

The mainstream Media once again is ignoring this ongoing environmental disaster created by the pipelines .

The media has only paid attention when the company erroneously accuses protesters of committing acts of violence . The media doesn't even question what the company and the local police are telling them about protesters.

The media per usual is on the side of Big OIl and Big money and like Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry , Joe Biden and now President elect Trump are also on the side of Big Oil and Big Money who are donors to these politicians political campaigns or give them lucrative positions with the companies after they leave the political arena.

So it is all part of the revolving door from corporation to government and then back to private corporations and or Wall Street .

And so it goes,


Monday, November 21, 2016

Hey Rachel, STOP Blaming Third Parties For Hillary's Loss: Jimmy Dore Dhow

Maddow engages in mental gymnastics and delusional thinking to blame Jilla Stein and everybody else for Hillary Clinton losing the election to dumbass Donald Trump . But Hillary Clinton lost because she was the wrong candidate and was too far to the right . Hillary Clinton's politics have not changed much since she supported Barry Goldwater in the 1960s - Hillary is still unable to relate to Black Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans , the working class or the poor or those in the Occupy movement or Black Lives Matter or environmental activist . And yet Maddow and Democrats tried to sell her as a populist , and as a Progressive even though Maddow and Hillary were absolutely dismissive of the real progressives such as Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard , Jill Stein etc.

Hillary Clinton and the Dakota Access Pipeline : Pay To Play Scheme

How to explain Hillary Clinton and president Obama's pivot away from pro-environment to pro-tar Sands pro-Keystone Pipeline . Bill Clinton receives over 2 million for speeches at Toronto Dominion Bank -TD Bank which is a major investor in Keystone Pipeline and Dakota Access Pipeline. Mainstream Media too close to Hillary and big donors to carry the story or criticize Hillary in any way. MSM favors electing Hillary Clinton over defending the environment or criticizing For Profit Prisons or Charter Schools or the further militarization of police in the USA and the increasing killings of Black citizens by police or the various on going cuts to welfare and food stamps or even more war mongering. In other words for many pseudo liberals getting a female president blinded them on a whole other bunch of social justice issues even though their candidate more often sounded like a Republican in her policies than a Democrat.

BARBARIC Dakota Access Oil Police Cause Mass Hypothermia -Police State USA

This police brutality and indifference of the Mainstream Media and the American people is just the face of Neoliberal Fascist America and its Global elite . We wonder if this is president Obama's parting shot to all who dare object to the Neoliberal/Fascist policies in the USA and Globally . We also wonder how the Media can be raising the alarm over a Trump presidency and yet ignore the Obama Presidency continued lack of respect for protesters, activists and journalists including Whistleblowers .

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

#NoDAPL Water Protectors Tear Gassed by Police During Attempt to Reclaim Sacred Burial Site

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#NoDAPL Water Protectors Tear Gassed by Police During Attempt to Reclaim Sacred Burial Site from Unicorn Riot on Vimeo.

Full Article Here:

November 6th, 2016 Water Protectors returned to turtle island to try to reclaim the sacred site. A small group of Water Protectors created a beachhead and erected barricades. They then began ferrying over hundreds using canoes. Police responded with canisters of tear gas from the top of the hill. As the protectors massed to inch their way to the top. Elders appeared telling everyone to turn back because they were standing on burial sites. Small arguments occured on the front line, but eventually people heeded the elders and returned to camp leaving the police who've been encamped on the burial site for the past few days in place.

and so it goes,


Monday, November 07, 2016

The Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes John Podesta- Oligarchy Wins!

"...Published on 5 Nov 2016

With the Wikileaks release of thousands of emails belonging to John Podesta, very little is known in US society about Podesta himself. While he’s maintained a low profile, John Podesta is actually considered one of Washington’s biggest players, and one of the most powerful corporate lobbyists in the world.

In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin explores John Podesta’s political rise, his vast network of corporate connections and his think tank "Center for American Progress." Learn why the Podestas and the Clintons are a match made in ruling class heaven..."

And so it goes,
The American Empire will continue its bullying and war mongering whomever becomes POTUS,


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bill Clinton Throws Bernie Sanders Under Bus to Defend Hillary Clinton: Humanist Report

Published on 10 Oct 2016-The Humanist Report

 Bill Clinton was greeted by a heckler while stumping for Hillary Clinton, and his response was to throw Bernie Sanders under a bus in order to defend his wife.
This is not too smart of an idea if you're trying to attract Bernie Sanders' supporters, all of which his wife shunned during the primary.



Saturday, October 01, 2016

Congress Overrides Obama’s Veto To Sue Saudi Arabia By Ring of Fire

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  And so it goes, GORD.

Chelsea Clinton Goes After 'Marijuna Causes Death' Vote Facebook Blocked

Chelsea Clinton revs up the Hillary War On Drugs . In the 1990s the Clintons were fanatically anti-drug as Nixon was in the 60s and 70s Now Reefer Madness has returned as if the film were based upon scientific facts and not just right wing insanity and fear mongering.
IE: If you use Reefer /Weed you might become a Commie or a mass murderer or rapist or even Gay. This is where American politics is at it has not changed since the 1950s.

 The Clintons are taking a few pages from The Nixon administration 's War on Drugs which leads to over-policing and Mass Incarceration especially on Blacks, Hispanics and poor whites.

The War on Drugs is big business for Prisons and police and private mercenary security and it protects Big Pharma and the alcohol industry. "Published on 30 Sep 2016 Proving how out-of-touch the Hillary Clinton campaign is, Clinton surrogate and daughter Chelsea Clinton said that marijuana causes death.

 Jimmy Dore breaks it down. Subscribe Here
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And so it goes,

Blocked By Facebook: CLINTON LEAKS: Hillary Clinton Insulted Black Lives Matter Before Insult...

Facebook Censors content: FBI Director James Comey Shamelessly Makes Up Excuses For Hillary Clinton

Another video from The Humanist Report which Facebook refused to post on my timeline. Dir. James Comey of the FBI claims not to be in the tank for Hillary Clinton and then proceeds to make up bogus excuses for why he did not indict Hillary Clinton. Is the FBI bought by Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

One wonders what they promised Comey as a reward for shielding her or what threats they made to secure his public support .

 "...Published on 30 Sep 2016 FBI Director James Comey went before the House Judiciary Committee to discuss the Hillary Clinton email investigation after new evidence emerged which suggested Hillary Clinton's IT specialist, Paul Combetta (under the "Stonetear" moniker), sought advice on Reddit on how to cover her tracks. He addressed claims about the FBI's treatment of Hillary Clinton and whether or not the they were biased in her favor. He was angered by such claims, yet continued to make up excuses for Hillary Clinton. FBI Director Insists He's Impartial: FBI Director Covers For Hillary Clinton: FBI Rejects Call to Reopen Clinton Email Investigation: Bush White House Lost 22,000 Emails:"


 and so it goes,

Facebook Censors The Humanist Report on DNC Lawsuit Update: DNC's Attorneys Admit Bias Against Bernie Sanders

I tried to post this item from The Humanist Report on Facebook but they said the content is unsuitable? So I am posting it here on my blog and will do the same with other content that is blocked. And so it goes, GORD.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Originally posted in August 06, 2006. Reposted and edited Sept. 22, 2016.


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And this they call civilized behavior.


                       "...Everyone in southern Lebanon is a terrorist and is connected to Hezbollah," roared Israeli Justice Minister Haim Ramon on July 27.

"Every village from which a Katyusha is fired must be destroyed," bellowed an Israeli general in a quote bannered by the nation's largest newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth.

"One who goes to sleep with rockets shouldn't be surprised if he doesn't wake up in the morning," said Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman....

There are several issues which arise whenever we attempt to analyze Israeli policies to decide whether or not these policies are justifiable & so we have to consider these issues before we begin to lay them to rest .

Firstly whenever someone criticizes polices of the Israeli government & military they are accused of being anti-Semitic . This accusation is sometimes true & sometimes not but when the accusation is made whether true or not can lead to the discrediting & dismissal out of hand of whatever criticism is being made . It also has a chilling effect so that those who are sensitive to such issues may hesitate before raising reasonable questions about Israeli domestic or foreign policies .

Of course we do not want to come across as being anti-Semitic so we have to be careful in how we criticize Israeli policies.
It may seem that I am belaboring this point but it is a charge made quite often in the same way as criticism of a particular US policy leaves one open to the criticism of being anti-American or if the individual is American they are seen as Un-American & a traitor especially in a time of War.

I am not anti-Israel since I believe that Israel as set up the United Nations in 1948 is a legitimate state & has the right to exist & has as much right to defend itself against attack as any other nation does but the response must be reasonable & must be done according to International Law & Geneva Conventions & the basic rules of Engagement .

I have for instance criticized the United States for its unwarranted Invasion & continuing occupation of Iraq . But part of this criticism is due to disagreement over the tactics used by US & its forces in Iraq i.e. a disregard for civilian casualties & its refusal to keep an account on the numbers of innocent civilians killed. For instance if the US kept such record of civilian casualties , at the very least, it could then decide whether its military strategy is the most reasonable to follow or whether it should adjust its strategy to prevent unnecessary civilian deaths where this is feasible .

The same could be said about any country’s involvement in such military actions & this would therefore also include the military strategy & tactics of Israel whether in Palestine or in Lebanon .

Israel cannot merely throw up its hands & say that these International Law & the Geneva Conventions do not apply to them . Though Israel has argued this in some form or other as has the Bush Regime since 9/11 claiming that the trrrorist are a different kind of enemy but this is merely a rationalization for secret kidnappings referred to as “ Renditions “ or torture of suspects & keeping such suspects in jail for years without recourse to normal legal channels & not giving the Red Cross or other humanitarian agents full access to these prisoners or not informing the suspects families , friends or even the country of which they are citizens. The irony here is that the US revolutionary war with Britain was in part over the British rounding up citizens of the colonies without warrants & without giving out the details of accusations against the individuals.

The Americans are also accused of setting up death-squads in Iraq in order to eliminate insurgents & those who may be critical of the American occupation.
During the Invasion of Iraq American forces ill-legaly targeted the infrastructure of Iraq i.e. highways , airports , power plants, sewage treatment facilities , hospitals etc. & did not protect certain public buildings from looters or insurgens which under International Law they were required to do & further by dis-banning most of the Iraqi army the safety of the Iraqi people then became the responsibility of the American forces but these things they failed to do.

So to criticize a particular Israeli government for its domestic policies or foreign policies is not therefore, to called out of hand as it were anti-Semitism or Anti-Israel . Israel is to be judged on its actions in the same way as any other country while taking into account its historical & geo-political circumstances . ( Again I would say this about any country that it should be jusdged given its individual historical & Geopolitical circumstances .)

Another problem with critiquing Israeli policies in regards to Palestine & Israel’s War with Lebanon is that many of the questionable tactics it has used & is using are similar to the illegal actions committed by the Americans which helps explain why the Americans & her staunchest supporters are having trouble criticizing these Israeli actions which in the view of many people constitute War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity. To criticize one to be consistent one must criticize the other . If the Americans believe that the various International Agreements & the Geneva Conventions do not apply to them then other nations including Israel can try to make the same claim as for instance Turkey is now claiming it should be permitted to attack the Kurds in Iraq because of clashes on the border with the Kurds & accusations of Kurdish terrorist attacks within Turkey .If this rationale is widened we may see border skirmishes turn into full scale wars around the world . This the Neocons would like to see since it leads to more chaos & a form of Balkanization around the world with one country after another being weakened by a war they cannot sustain which leaves a military & political vacuum which the US & her allies can take advantage of .

The list of atrocities & War Crimes committed by Israel can be found in the fifty page report published by Human Rights Watch .

As even the conservative Patrick J. Buchanan said in a recent article “ Our Moral Culpability for Qana “ (massacre) referring to the above mentioned quotes of the Israeli Justice Minister & Israeli general:
(Found at :

08/01/06 " WorldNetDaily" -- -- The Israeli paper then summarized what the justice minister and general were saying: "In other words, a village from which rockets are fired at Israel will simply be destroyed by fire." That was Thursday.

Sunday, in Qana, 57 of Haim Ramon's "terrorists," 37 of them children, were massacred with precision-guided bombs. Apparently, Katyushas had been fired from Qana, near the destroyed building.

Also see series of articles by Robert Fiske in The Independent
from July 13 through to August 7 for a first hand account of the Israeli Attacks on Lebanon & in depth analysis from a Middle East Expert
Robert Fisk attempts to give a more human face to the conflict rather than just some sort of high-handed unemotional rationalization of the Israeli-Lebanon War.

Many who support the Bush Regime & the Regime’s backing of Israeli actions in Lebanon would not appreciate the emotional response & outrage of Robert Fisk or of other journalists on the ground in Lebanon since the Americans see only the demonized terrorists at work & not the innocent civilians including children & infants being torn to peieces by the American supplied bombs which Israel is using to kill indiscriminately & to ultimately pulverize all of Lebanon .
One wonders as Gymn Dyer points out what if England had responded in the same way to the IRA attacks on London & went ahead & pulverized Northern Ireland including blowing to pieces both Catholic Protestant civilians including children what would the world 's response had been . ( of course in the 1920's this is just what the British did in Ireland which quickly led to the establishment of an Independent Irish State EIRE. & in India again the British used this tactic as in the Amritzar Massacre which turned the tide for the India Independent Movement when overnight world opinion shifted away from the side of Britain etc. , etc ).

For instance here is an excerpt from one of his articles:

Robert Fisk: Entire Lebanese family killed in Israeli attack on hospital
Published: 03 August 2006

An attack on a hospital, the killing of an entire Lebanese family, the seizure of five men in Baalbek and a new civilian death toll - 468 men, women and children - marked the 22nd day of Israel's latest war on Lebanon.

The Israelis claimed that helicopter-borne soldiers had seized senior Hizbollah leaders although one of them turned out to be a local Baalbek grocer. In a village near the city, Israeli air strikes killed the local mayor's son and brother and five children in their family.

The Israelis sent paratroopers to attack an Iranian-financed hospital in Baalbek in the hope of capturing wounded Hizbollah fighters but, after an hour's battle, got their hands on only five men whom the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, later called "tasty fish". The operation suggests what Hizbollah has all along said was the purpose of the Israeli campaign: to swap prisoners and to exchange Hizbollah fighters for the two Israeli soldiers who were captured on the border on 12 July.

The obscene score-card for death in this latest war now stands as follows: 508 Lebanese civilians, 46 Hizbollah guerrillas, 26 Lebanese soldiers, 36 Israeli soldiers and 19 Israeli civilians.

In other words, Hizbollah is killing more Israeli soldiers than civilians and the Israelis are killing far more Lebanese civilians than they are guerrillas. The Lebanese Red Cross has found 40 more civilian dead in the south of the country in the past two days, many of them with wounds suggesting they might have survived had medical help been available.

And further Robert Fisk comments in another article " Robert Fisk: This draft shows who is running America's policy... Israel
Published: 07 August 2006 about the peace proposals of European countrie & the U.N. he says:

So the great and the good on the East River laboured at the United Nations Security Council - and brought forth a lemon. You could almost hear the Lebanese groan at this draft resolution, a document of such bias and mendacity that a close Lebanese friend read carefully through it yesterday, cursed and uttered the immortal question: "Don't these bastards learn anything from history?"

And there it all was again, the warmed-up peace proposals of Israel's 1982 invasion, full of buffer zones and disarmament and "strict respect by all parties" - a rousing chortle here, no doubt, from Hizbollah members - and the need for Lebanese sovereignty. It didn't even demand the withdrawal of Israeli forces, a point that Walid Moallem, Syria's Foreign Minister - and the man the Americans will eventually have to negotiate with - seized upon with more than alacrity. It was a dead UN resolution without a total Israeli retreat, he said on a strategic trip to Beirut.

A close analysis of the American-French draft - the fingerprints of John Bolton, the US ambassador to the UN, were almost smudging the paragraphs - showed just who is running Washington's Middle East policy: Israel. And one wondered how even Tony Blair would want to associate himself with this nonsense. It made no reference to the obscenely disproportionate violence employed by Israel - just a sleek reference to "hundreds of deaths and injuries on both sides" - and it made only passing reference to Hizbollah's demand that it would only release the two Israeli soldiers it captured on 12 July in return for Lebanese and other Arab prisoners in Israeli jails.

The Security Council said it was "mindful of the sensitivity of the issue of prisoners and encouraging the efforts aimed at settling the issue [sic] of the Lebanese prisoners detained in Israel". I bet Hizbollah were impressed by the "mindful" bit, not to mention the "sensitivity" and the soft, slippery word "settle" - an issue which can be "settled" in maybe 20 years' time. Then came the real coup de grâce. A demand for the "total cessation by Hizbollah of all attacks" and the "immediate cessation" by Israel of "all offensive military operations". Bit of a problem there, as Hizbollah spotted at once. They have to lay down their arms.

And more articles on the current situation in Lebanon:

Robert Fisk: A NATO-led force would be in Israel's interests, but not Lebanon's
Published: 01 August 2006

Robert Fisk : Slaughter in Qana, August 6, 2006
Entire Lebanese family killed in attack on hospital, August 3, 2006

How Can we stand by & let this go on ? , July 31, 2006
Robert Fisk’s Beirut Diary : “ What are you doing to us ? ” July 30, 2006

On a Red Cross mission of mercy when Israeli air force came calling, July 28, 2006

Paradise Lost : Robert Fisk’s elegy for Beirut, July 19, 2006

The child lies like a rag doll- a symbol of the latest Lebanon war ,July 20, 2006
Robert Fisk reports from Beirut on the innocents killed & injured as a result of the crisis in Lebanon...
Etc, etc.

And as Gwynne Dyer comments about the situation & how for the US & Britain it is a matter of SPIN & Propaganda to convince their voters that Hezbollah has been involve in an allout attack on Israel since this current crisis began though this is all blatantly untrue but Propaganda is the name of the Game:

Dyer: End game between Israel and Hezbollah
By Gwynne Dyer/ Syndicated Columnist
Wednesday, August 2, 2006

The kill ratio is becoming a problem: Israel has been killing about 40 Lebanese civilians for every Israel civilian who is killed. They are all being killed by accident, of course, but such a long chain of accidents begins to look like carelessness, and even in Israel and the United States many people are getting uneasy about the slaughter. Elsewhere, the revulsion at what is happening is almost universal, and the death of so many women and children at Qana has greatly intensified the pressure on Israel and its de facto allies, the United States and Britain, to stop the war.

The real trick, in terms of keeping American and British public opinion on side, is to blur the sequence of events that led to the war and present it as a desperate Israeli struggle against an unprovoked onslaught by thousands of terrorist rockets. As Prime Minister Tony Blair told the BBC, "It cannot be that Israel stops taking the action it's taking but Hezbollah continue to kill, kidnap, and launch rockets into the north of Israel at the civilian population there."

The Web site of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs goes further, claiming that the operation in which Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers and killed three others and the rain of Hezbollah rockets on Israeli cities were "simultaneous." Obviously, these are mad terrorists who must be removed from Israel's border at once by any means possible. But unless "simultaneous" means "on the following day" in Hebrew, the Web site is deliberately distorting what happened.

There WAS an unprovoked Hezbollah attack on the Israeli army on July 12, seeking to kidnap soldiers who could be held as hostages and eventually exchanged for Lebanese prisoners who have been illegally held in Israel since the latter ended its 18-year military occupation of southern Lebanon in 2000. And no doubt the reason Israel held onto those prisoners in the first place was to have them as hostages in some future prisoner exchange with Hezbollah. That's how the game is played locally...

Also see more articles from Gwynne Dyer at :

ON Orwell’s Newspeak & doublethink

Former President jimmy carter:
Stop the Band-Aid Treatment
We Need Policies for a Real, Lasting Middle East Peace
By Jimmy Carter
08/01/06 "Washington Post'

Also check out :
Originally posted August 06, 2006.
Ten thousand rally for Lebanon, Palestine
By Aatif Ali Bokhari -- The Arab American News --

And for Canadian content see:

Ottawa rally protests destruction of Lebanon
By Reuel S. Amdur -- The Arab American News --

Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of War Crimes

By Jim Lobe

08/02/06 "IPS" -- -- In systematically failing to distinguish between Hezbollah fighters and civilian population in its three-and-a-half-week-old military campaign in Lebanon, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have committed war crimes, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch Wednesday.

The 50-page report, "Fatal Strikes: Israel's Indiscriminate Attacks Against Civilians in Lebanon," detailed nearly two dozen cases of IDF attacks in which a total of 153 civilians, including 63 children, were killed in homes or motor vehicles.

In none of the cases did HRW researchers find evidence that there was a significant enough military objective to justify the attack, given the risks to civilian lives, while, in many cases, there was no identifiable military target. In still other cases cited in the report, Israeli forces appear to have deliberately targeted civilians.

"By consistently failing to distinguish between combatants and civilians, Israel has violated one of the most fundamental tenets of the laws of war: the duty to carry out attacks on only military targets," according to the report.

"The pattern of attacks during the Israeli offensive in Lebanon suggests that the failures cannot be explained or dismissed as mere accidents; the extent of the pattern and the seriousness of the consequences indicate the commission of war crimes," it concluded.

The report, which was based on interviews with victims and independent witnesses of attacks, as well as investigation of the sites where the attacks occurred, called for the United States to immediately suspend transfers to Israel of arms, ammunition, and other material credibly alleged to have been used in such attacks until they cease.

In addition, it called on United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to establish a formal commission to investigate the

And check out views & news at:
Neil Young’s
Living With War Today website
( all war all the time )

Anyway so long for now,

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

One of Ukraine's largest TV channels set on fire, under siege after clai...

And so it goes as Obama and America spread the joys of their version of democracy or chaos to the Ukraine and other nations.

 The USA under Obama and Hillary Clinton and John Kerry promoted the regime change in the Ukraine.

 The new regime is made up of Neo-Nazis, Fascists, and Fanatical Nationalists who want to rid the country of any influences they consider Un-Ukrainian ie Russians, socialism, communism , free press, freedom of speech, religious freedom etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protesters with D...

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Boneheaded Democrats Trying to Launch A New Cold War-Via Ring Of Fire

Sen. Joseph McCarthy and Barry Goldwater live on in the American psyche.
Next stop World War III.

Hillary and the Democrats it appears since Hillary's alt-right rant have become as unhinged and dangerous as Trump and the Republicans.

Both parties are run by paranoid egomaniacs who keep threatening either total war or expelling millions or locking up millions it is just wacko time in America just two months from a general election. Democrats and Hillary say ignore the contents of hacked EMails and just blame Russia and Putin. So it is a new form of McCarthyism .

Hillary wants to target countries and individuals involved in Cyber attacks as if this were the same as a terrorist attack ala 9/11. But neoliberals have been trying to blame Russia for years for the crisis in Georgia, Crimea, Ukraine Syria and elsewhere.
So will they next blame Russia for 9/11 ?

Americans unfortunately suffer from Amnesia and memory loss so they forget what happened a few months ago so they forget that McCarthyism was a bad thing. For instance Kissinger and Nixon were convinced the anti-war movement and the Civil Rights Movement were just Soviet Union front organizations.

Reagan in the 1980s claimed the anti-nuclear weapons movement was funded primarily by the Russians. The Bush administration held to a similar position in their dismissive attitude towards the anti-Iraq war protesters claiming they were stooges of the Russians or Chinese

 As for Hillary Clinton she began in politics by supporting an anti-Communist pro-Nuke anti-civil rights character in the name of Barry Goldwater so my own belief is that she has come full circle . Barry Goldwater infamously said:
 " Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice"
Goldwater claimed he would be willing to use nuclear weapons in Vietnam or elsewhere which Hillary has also indicated she would use Nukes on Iran or Syria, or Russia etc.

From Ring of Fire via Youtube  Ed Schultz and Mike Papantonio on Dems and Hillary launching a new cold war:

 "Published on 2 Sep 2016 With the FBI revealing that hackers have targeted voter registration systems in Arizona and Illinois, as well as a new document dump that ‘Guccifer 2.0’ says he hacked from computers of congressional Democrats, party leaders are blaming Russia and trying to tie their critics and rivals to Moscow.

Ring of Fire Radio host Mike Papantonio joins ‘News with Ed’ to discuss whether the Democratic Party has turned Russia into its monster under the bed. Spread the word!

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and so it goes,


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Campaign to Blame Putin for Everything - Original by --

The Campaign to Blame Putin for Everything - Original by -- Hardly a day goes by without some “news” about the Russian “threat,” and in the past twenty-four hours the hate-on-Russia campaign seems to have picked up speed. After learning from Hillary Clinton that Vladimir Putin is not only responsible for the Trump campaign, but also for the “global nationalist movement” that yanked the British out …

and here are some important points from the article but you should read the article in its entirety at :

So the same company paid by the Democratic National Committee to echo the party line on the DNC hacks is now telling us that they know the Russians are behind this alleged hack. And yet, as cyber-security expert Jeffrey Carr points out here, there is no way CrowdStrike (or anybody else) could definitively point to Russian “state actors” as the culprits in this or any other case: that’s because the procedure they use in “tracing” a hack is inherently subjective, what Carr calls “faith-based attribution.”

Technical analysis of code and the software utilized by the hackers is less than helpful in identifying hackers: if Chinese characters are found in code, well then you’ve been hacked by the People’s Liberation Army. If Russian characters are discovered, well then it’s Putin’s spies. Except this is nonsense: as Carr explains it, if a Kalashnikov is used in a murder, does that mean the murderer is a Russian? Well, uh, no – and no one would ever make that assumption. And yet this is precisely the sort of “analysis” we’re getting from the hucksters who infest the “cyber-security” industry. In short,the “scientific” analysis marketed by these companies is based on assumptions that cannot be objectively verified.

These companies would like their customers to believe that their conclusions are based on science, but as Carr points out:

“It’s important to know that the process of attributing an attack by a cybersecurity company has nothing to do with the scientific method. Claims of attribution aren’t testable or repeatable because the hypothesis is never proven right or wrong..."

and further:

"...What we are dealing with here is an industry – “cyber-security” – that has a vested interest in promoting the idea that its methodology is “scientific,’ and that it can provide answers to its paying customers who want to know for sure who hacked their computer systems. It wouldn’t do to tell them that no definitive answers are possible, and that any attribution procedure is necessarily based on a whole range of assumptions that are not objectively verifiable. That wouldn’t do much to improve their profit margins. So they market themselves as “scientists” who have all the answers, when, in fact, they have no answers.

This is how a corporate scam turns into a political scam. Reporters looking for “experts” to verify what they already believe, and government officials and partisan players who have a similar agenda, are all too willing to suspend disbelief. A combination of technical ignorance, laziness, and extreme bias produces the kind of “journalism” that is fueling the campaign to attribute every case of hacking to the Russians..."

The Most Important Reaction To Hillary Clinton’s Speech On Trump’s Racism

Yes Trump is possibly a dangerous racist buffoon but once again Think Progress has an article which doesn’t bother to mention Hillary own checkered history on racism or her anti-immigration stance her defense of police shootings and her defense of Mass Incarceration and the War ON Drugs and her mass bombings of Muslim majority countries from Iraq, to Syria, to Libya to her unconditional support of the racist regime in Israel that treats all Palestinians, Muslims, Arabs as a little less than human. So someone at this site should post a more in depth article on Hillary’s checkered racist past and present and if she has changed enough to now be clear of such charges instead of presenting Trump as pure evil and Hillary supposedly on the side of the Angels?.

and :

"...Oh, those rascally Russkies are everywhere! According to our news media, they are not only responsible for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, but Putin’s spies have also gotten their mitts on the computer files of the Clinton Foundation. The same evidence-free rationale – promulgated by the same “cyber-security” companies in the pay of the Democrats –   is utilized to validate this latest claim. And indeed a Bloomberg piece on the alleged hack informs us that

“If the Democrats can show the hidden hand of Russian intelligence agencies, they believe that voter outrage will probably outweigh any embarrassing revelations, a person familiar with the party’s thinking said.”

Deny, deflect, distract – that’s Hillary’s strategy. With a compliant media in tow, so far it seems to be working, at least to the extent that Russian hackers are now generally accepted as a veritable arm of the Trump campaign – when, in fact, there is absolutely zero evidence that Russian state actors are involved in any way. We haven’t seen this level of deception since the ginned up “evidence” of Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction.”

This entire conspiracy theory is based on a much broader one, which has been pushed by a number of groups with a vehemently anti-Russian cold war agenda. The Legatum Institute, headquartered in Britain, as well as the usual neoconservative suspects in this country, have long maintained that the Russians, while militarily and economically weak, have turned to “information warfare” as their primary instrument of “aggression.” Legatum has been pushing for a government-subsidized “anti-disinformation” agency to combat this new “threat,” as well as urging outright censorship of Russian state-subsidized networks such as “Russia Today” and “Sputnik.”

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Fox News Pastor: Police Are 'Ministers Of God, Sent By God'

 And my rant:

 If police officers are ministers of GOD then whatever they do is God's will and therefore we must comply or die? In a theocratic state of course this would be a no-brainer. But most countries including USA supposedly is not a theocratic state. But as I have argued at other times there are many Americans who believe that the USA is special because it is God chosen nation the City on A Hill.

 If it is The City on The Hill then all those who are part of its government are doing God's work and watch was chosen by God for the job they have. If one believes in this sort of hierarchy that it is a matter Divine design or a natural hierarchy in which people are preordained for the role they are to play as in Hinduism but many Christians also believe in a form of divine hierarchy .

 This I think is part of Hillary Clinton's view that she is supposed to be president as a Divine mandate or a matter of being of the right class that she deserves it cause she prays diligently and believes in the right God as in Jesus because of her sacrifices somehow God and country owe her. The thing is that America is supposedly a democracy so someone runs for office and if they get enough votes they become president.

There is no divinity involved in this process esp if this is just God. A just God allows for free will and choice but if everything is foreordained then we are just stuck in a movie and everything is inevitable it is how the script was written . But seriously since Hillary has her prayer circle which is connected to an extremist Christian Cult. This Cult the Fellowship or The family preaches that there is a God ordained hierarchy and some are destined to rule to be rich and powerful. Having joined this group Hillary identifies with those at the top of the hierarchy which the Family and its leader Doug Coe believe.

 The Family is the group which sponsor the annual Prayer Breakfast which open to the public to which the US president and other members of government and foreign leaders and the powerful meet . All those attending are not necessarily committed members of the actual church .It has become one of those events such people attend to make contacts , to be seen et.

 As usual Hillary claims to be somewhat ignorant and naive about the church itself though it is connected to her prayer group. Its like she doesn't know nothing about no computer servers e-Mails - she also believed everything Bush and Cheney told her cos she's an innocent , naive , helpless? So many things she didn't know about like the coup in Honduras, the Coup in Ukraine, the destabilizing and destruction of Libya or the public lynching of Qaddafi etc.

 Conspiracy or just an interesting aspect of Hillary Clinton's character and her form of Christian Spirituality and theology. That is if we believe she is somewhat spiritual and prayerful because she says it gives her strength and guides her decisions and ideology.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hacker Shows DNC Was All-In On Hillary From The Very Beginning ViaJDS

"Published on 17 Jun 2016 A hacker named Guccifer 2.0 revealed a DNC memo from May 26, 2015 that detailed goals and strategies for getting Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) elected. It proves that despite many public pronouncements, the DNC never had any interest in treating Bernie Sanders or the voters with respect and fairness. Jimmy Dore breaks it down." Jimmy Dore on Twitter ▶ Jim Earl on Twitter ▶ Stef Zamorano on Twitter ▶ Producer/Editor Hank Thompson on Twitter ▶ ABOUT THE JIMMY DORE SHOW: The Jimmy Dore Show is a hilarious and irreverent take on news, politics and culture featuring Jimmy Dore, a professional stand up comedian, author and podcaster. With over 5 million downloads on iTunes, the show is also broadcast on KPFK stations throughout the country. It is part of the Young Turks Network-- the largest online news show in the world.

Stanford Study Adds To Election Fraud Scandal While Media Falls Flat via RedactedTonightt

Guccifer 2.0 Hack Confirms DNC Collusion With Hillary Clinton's Campaign... via TheHumanistReport

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hack Confirms DNC Worked Against Bernie Behind The Scene Via TYTNetworks

Saudi Arabia Vows To Fight Anti-Gay Extremism -- As They Kill Gays via SecularTalk

Hillary Clinton Admits Some Clinton Foundation Donations "Slipped Throug...Via TheHumanistReport

TheJimmyDoreShow: Guiliani Claims 'Superior Culture' Despite America's Rampant Barbarism

TheJimmyDoreShow: GOPer Tweets Sympathy For Orlando, Immediately Blocks Bill To Protect LGBTQ

Crazy Christian Pastor Thinks Orlando Massacre Is 'Great...the Tragedy I...Via TheMajorityReport

Anderson Cooper Confronts Attorney General On Anti-Gay Record Via TYTNetwork

Sorry, Republicans...God Isn’t Listening To You. Prayers Aren't Stopping...

Glenn Greenwald: Hillary Clinton Has Embraced Some of the Most Brutal Di...

Monday, April 25, 2016

Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents

Important expose on Hillary Clinton's War Crimes and Crimes against humanity as she follows in the footsteps of her mentor The War Criminal Henry Kissinger. Hillary is more like Nixon than FDR or LBJ. If she becomes president it will mean more wars, interventions, coups, assassinations .

As Christopher Hitchens noted in his book about Kissinger The Trial of Henry Kissinger :
" ...In the name of innumerable victims known and unknown, it is time for justice to take a hand"
This could also be said about his protege Hillary R. Clinton. Once president it is possible Hillary will find ways to destroy all intimidating files and inconvenient individuals where possible.
Published on 17 Apr 2016
Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates.
This episode chronicles the Clinton's rise to power in the 90s on a right-wing agenda, the Clinton Foundation's revolving door with Gulf state monarchies, corporations and the world's biggest financial institutions, and the establishment of the hyper-aggressive "Hillary Doctrine" while Secretary of State.
Learn the essential facts about the great danger she poses, and why she's the US Empire's choice for its next CEO.

And so it goes,

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Which Side Are You On? REMIX - Rebel Diaz ft. Dead Prez and Rakaa Irisci...

Published on 30 Apr 2015 Description: We are living historic moments of oppression, to which the people have the right to respond with historic moments of resistance. The Which Side Are You On REMIX came out on our Radical Dilemma album, but the time is NOW for the song and the message it represents. It was an honor to link with Dead Prez and the comrade Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, artists whose shoulders we stand on, who have paved the way for a Rebel Diaz. From #Baltimore to #Ferguson to #Chicago to #TheSouthBronx to #LosAngeles and beyond.. #WhichSideAreYouOn?! Which Side Are You On? Remix. By Rebel Diaz ft. Dead Prez and Rakaa Iriscience

Monday, February 15, 2016

Coup D'Etat Chile Sept. 11, 1973 - Film "Missing"

 Missing by Costas Gavras 1982
a film about the American backed coup in Chile 1973 ousting President Allende by General Pinochet to protect American Interests as usual.
added by steve2000a Music of Vangelis for end credits. End Credits/Finale (Missing) Music by Vangelis

Missing is a profoundly disturbing political film based on a true story. Very little is exaggerated as the Neocons & the Religious Right and their fascist friends have claimed. Most Neocons and other twisted patriots American or Canadian believe such a film should have never been shown in theatres. They see it as a subversive anti-American and therefore anti-capitalist and anti-Christian and anti-Western film. They see nothing at all wrong with executing unarmed students, professors, scholars, musicians, artists, journalists, poets, novelists, social workers and all community activists and other so called agitators or free thinkers.

As film Missing is one of the truly great films like Citizen Kane . It is a mater piece of editing which turns what could have been a rather obvious piece of politicing or as a political biopic. Instead Gavras has turned the story into a mystery in which we are given clues along the way from Flashbacks and flashbacks within flashbacks. The director uses some great bits of juxtapositioning such as a crowd of rich people at a party singing along to the pop song my ding-a-ling as we hear gunshots and then the well to do go out on a balcony and applaud a general and soldiers who pass by on the street - possibly it is General Pinochet himself. Or a night scene in which soldiers are shooting people who are out after curfew - suddenly a white stallion is being chased by soldiers in a jeep shooting using a 50 calibre machine gun. It is a world turned topsy-turvy where the madmen are running the asylum.

From: trauld at YouTube Missing by Costas Gavras 1982 (part 1 ) the rest is available at YouTube Spreading American Values. Missing is the story of a young America caught up in th Military Coup in Chile. General Pinochet backed by the American government and the American people and the complicity of much of the West overthrew the legally elected and popular President Allende. But even thirty five years later one will get hate e-mail just for mentioning it. America more often than not supports the anti-democratic forces in favor of friendly fascist or authoritarian regimes. Americans prefer to drink the Kool-Aid rather than face the truth. they prefer ignorance . They rationalize this by claiming all true Americans are patriots who would not dare question their government, the CIA, the Pentagon - Missing part 1.

 This next clip is a pivotal scene at the end of the film.

After being lied to again and again by officials they finally reveal that his son was executed . Mr. Horman /Jack Lemmon sheds his old self & his view that America could do no wrong. He is a typical American who is patriotic and believes in his country. Now he knows what those in power in America are capable. They gave the order to have his son arrested, tortured and executed because he knew too much . Should those who order such actions be treated any better ???
Missing (part 12 ) Costas Gavras

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

DemocracyNow! : Oregon Standoff, "Skyrocketing" Number of Anti-Gov't Militias...

Published on 5 Jan 2016 - The armed occupation of a federally owned wildlife outpost in remote Oregon has entered its fourth day. A self-styled right-wing antigovernment militia calling itself the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday in support of two ranchers sentenced to prison for setting fires that burned federal land.

The wildlife refuge is located outside the town of Burns, Oregon, about 300 miles southeast of Portland. Leaders of the occupation include Ammon and Ryan Bundy, the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who refused to pay decades’ worth of cattle grazing fees, prompting a standoff with federal rangers in 2014 in Nevada, during which an armed militia rallied to his support.

Cliven Bundy declared victory after the federal government backed down and released cattle they had seized from him. The Oregon occupation also stems from a fight over public lands in the West and comes as a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center found the number of militias in the United States jumped 37 percent over the past year.
We speak with Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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and so it goes,


Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Oregon militia standoff: Y'all Qaeda declares YeeHawd by storming fed. BLDG...

VIA JoeMyGod

Oregon militia standoff: Y'all Qaeda declares YeeHawd by storming federal wildlife refuge<br>

Published on 4 Jan 2016
BURNS, OREGON — A group of armed self-proclaimed militia members have stormed into a federal building in Oregon, saying they're prepared to stay there for years and are ready to go out guns blazing.

The group of up to 150 people have been in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters building in Burns, Oregon since Saturday afternoon.

The militia splintered off from a group of about 300 demonstrators marching through Burns to protest the jail sentences of two local ranchers, Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven Hammond, who were convicted of arson in 2012.

The Hammonds were convicted of setting fires in 2001 and 2006 on federal land in Burns leased to them for cattle grazing. The fires destroyed a combined 140 acres, with one of them possibly covering up evidence of alleged deer poaching.

Dwight and Steven Hammond both served jail time after being sentenced to three months and one year, respectively, but the sentences were recently increased to five years each on appeal.

The Hammonds were due to report to a federal prison on Monday.

The leader of the group occupying the wildlife refuge building appears to be Ammon Bundy, son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

The group wants federal land to be returned to Harney County ranchers, according to Ammon. They also want the Hammonds to avoid prison. They are accusing the government of oppressing ranchers and other landowners.

The Hammonds have denounced Bundy and his militia group and said they plan to report to prison.

Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward said he is working with local and federal authorities to resolve the situation as quickly and peacefully as possible. FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele said the agency was aware of the situation. She made no further comment.

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