Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Terrorist "The Khorasan Group" In Syria Concocted By U.S. Gov't & Media Was Fooled

Media Hysteria and War Fever Concocted by U.S. Intelligence Agencies -Just another PR Job.

In order to promote plan to bombing campaign in Syria Obama and U.S. Intelligence invented an imaginary terrorist organization which they initially referred to as "The Khorasan Group". So will Obama's true believers make excuses for his actions as George W. Bush's true believers made excuses for his illegal and unethical self-serving actions. When it comes to foreign policy Obama uses the same playbook as President Bush and the Neoconservatives. Obama downplays the deaths of innocent civilians claiming anyone killed by American bombs and missiles are all by definition deserving of death. So when a drone attack kills dozens of children are those children deserving of death because their parents are America's enemies or because those children might grow up to be terrorists therefore the killings are a pre-emptive attack. The IDF of Israel uses the same logic since to them all Palestinians, all Muslims, all Arabs are the potential enemy and are are not as deserving of life as an Israeli.

How the U.S. Concocted a Terror Threat to Justify Syria Strikes, and the Corporate Media Went Along
According to writer Murtaza Hussain, anonymous officials say there was not any plan in the works to attack the United States. at DemocracyNow! via Alternet.org, Sept. 29,2014

As the U.S. expands military operations in Syria, we look at the Khorasan group, the shadowy militant organization the Obama administration has invoked to help justify the strikes. One month ago, no one had heard of Khorasan, but now U.S. officials say it poses an imminent threat to the United States. As the strikes on Syria began, U.S. officials said Khorasan was "nearing the execution phase" of an attack on the United States or Europe, most likely an attempt to blow up a commercial plane in flight. We are joined by Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept, whose new article with Glenn Greenwald is "The Khorasan Group: Anatomy of a Fake Terror Threat to Justify Bombing Syria."

AMY GOODMAN: The United States is continuing to expand its military operations in Iraq and Syria. Late last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel deployed a division headquarters unit to Iraq for the first time since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. The 200 soldiers from the Army’s 1st Infantry Division headquarters will joins 1,200 U.S. troops already inside Iraq. Overnight, U.S.-led warplanes hit grain silos and other targets in northern and eastern Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks killed a number of civilians working at the silos.

While the United States has been bombing areas in Syria controlled by the Islamic State, it has also struck targets connected to a separate militant group that U.S. officials are calling the Khorasan group. If you never heard of the group before this month, you’re not alone. The Associated Press first reported on this new entity on September 13th. In the article, unnamed U.S. officials warned of a shadowy, terrorist group that posed a more imminent threat than the Islamic State. The AP described the group as, quote, "a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida affiliate there, the Nusra Front." It went on to say the group poses a, quote, "direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation." Soon, major TV networks began echoing these claims about the Khorasan group.

...AMY GOODMAN: To talk more about the Khorasan group, we’re going to go to Toronto, Canada, where we’ll be joined by Murtaza Hussain, a reporter with The Intercept. He wrote a piece with Glenn Greenwald called "The Khorasan Group: Anatomy of a Fake Terror Threat to Justify Bombing Syria."

...MURTAZA HUSSAIN: So, the Khorasan group is a group which first came up in the media around September 13th, roughly a week or so before the U.S. bombing campaign of Syria began. Heretofore, no one had heard of this group. It was not known in intelligence circles or among people who follow Syria. And suddenly we saw in the media that this was being described as the major terrorist threat emanating from that country and a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, unlike ISIS. So, this ended up being one of the main justifications for the war on Syria or the military airstrikes which are conducted on Syria, and it became the major media narrative justifying that action.

Andrea Mitchell: 'Why Aren't We Just Bombing The Hell Out Of ISIS?'
By John Amato September 29, 2014 via Crooks&Liars.com

Glenn Greenwald has a good post up about the propaganda of "The Khorasan Group" that's been going on in the beltway media to help convince America that we need to bomb the sh*t out of Syria. it's the same old song we've heard with different politicians in office.

This morning Andrea Mitchell did her bit to fan the flames of war after a report from Richard Engle near the Turkish border, by asking a Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman why we aren't just bombing the hell out of Syria everywhere.

BY GLENN GREENWALD AND MURTAZA HUSSAIN at The//Intercept, Sept. 28, 2014

As the Obama Administration prepared to bomb Syria without congressional or U.N. authorization, it faced two problems. The first was the difficulty of sustaining public support for a new years-long war against ISIS, a group that clearly posed no imminent threat to the “homeland.” A second was the lack of legal justification for launching a new bombing campaign with no viable claim of self-defense or U.N. approval.

The solution to both problems was found in the wholesale concoction of a brand new terror threat that was branded “The Khorasan Group.” After spending weeks depicting ISIS as an unprecedented threat — too radical even for Al Qaeda! — administration officials suddenly began spoon-feeding their favorite media organizations and national security journalists tales of a secret group that was even scarier and more threatening than ISIS, one that posed a direct and immediate threat to the American Homeland. Seemingly out of nowhere, a new terror group was created in media lore.

The unveiling of this new group was performed in a September 13 article by the Associated Press, who cited unnamed U.S. officials to warn of this new shadowy, worse-than-ISIS terror group:

While the Islamic State group [ISIS] is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say.

At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida affiliate there, the Nusra Front.

But the Khorasan militants did not go to Syria principally to fight the government of President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials say. Instead, they were sent by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to recruit Europeans and Americans whose passports allow them to board a U.S.-bound airliner with less scrutiny from security officials.

and Murtaza Hussain in a recent article deals with the question of whether IS is really representative of all Muslims and of Islam. According to some 120 Islamic scholars in an open letter to IS argue IS is not Islamic but rather a brutal organization using the religion of Islam as their cover that is to give them and their actions some legitimacy or justification which it does not in fact have.

BY MURTAZA HUSSAIN at The//Intercept, Sept. 26, 2014

Some 120 Muslim religious scholars this week published an open letter refuting the Islamic State’s claim to be a religious political movement, joining a series of high-profile condemnations of the extremist group by Islamic religious and political leaders.

The letter, signed by current and former grand muftis of Egypt, the former grand mufti of Bosnia, and the Nigerian Sultan of Sokoto, along with many other prominent Muslim leaders from around the world, offered a thorough, 24-point condemnation of the Islamic State’s behavior. But it still left the question of how a group that calls itself the “Islamic State” and uses religious scripture to justify its actions can possibly be described as not Islamic.

The answer is complex, but boils down to the fact that while the Islamic State is superficially and opportunistically Islamic, it owes at least as much to secular revolutionary ideologies as to its claimed religion, and borrows heavily from Western systems of organization and pop culture as well.
and Murtaza Hussain concludes the article arguing that given ...

ISIS’s Unlikely Antecedents

The behavior of radical groups such as ISIS therefore tends to have more in common with Mao’s Red Guards or the Khmer Rouge than it does with the Muslim empires of antiquity which they claim to be heirs to. In synthesizing aspects of both Western and Islamic civilization, the group has crafted a radical ideology which is distinctly modern despite its glorification of a pre-modern past. Recognizing this is the first step to negating the clash of civilizations narrative upon which they thrive.

In the eyes of most Muslims the Islamic State is as “Islamic” as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is “Democratic”. The Open Letter to Baghdadi is simply another example of the degree to which this violent, utopian project has been rejected by a broad consensus of Muslims around the world. From a Western perspective, it’s important to not play into ISIS’s hands by giving them the type of religious or political legitimacy they crave but otherwise do not possess.

At the end of the day Islam is what its adherents say it is, and if by and large they deem the “Islamic State” to be outside of the Islamic tradition it would be foolish and counterproductive to argue otherwise. In order to effectively fight this group, it’s important to amplify the voices of the vast majority of Muslims who are condemning them, instead of listening to those on both sides who insist that this is at heart a conflict between Islam and the West.


Partisan Fox News Ted Cruz, Tony Perkins, Defend Their Extremism at Values Voter Summit Bash Everybody Else

So let's begin with the opening speech at the 2014 Values Voter Summit given by organizer and president of Family Research Council Tony Perkins .He says they must take America back from the liberals, progressives and secularists who are destroying America

Tony Perkins interview on Fox News

"RWW News : Huckabee Says Christians Must Vote Against Those Who Do Not Listen To 'God's Heart'" at ValuesVoter Summit 2014

And at this year's Summit Mark Levin proclaims the Religious Right et al are not radical but rather represent the political center and the real patriotic true blue Americans .

"RWW News: Mark Levin Tells The Religious Right They're The Real Centrists"

and as for Ted Cruz:

5 craziest things Ted Cruz just said at the Values Voters Summit

From unhinged attacks on birth control -- to calling on Congress to repeal something it didn't pass video c/o Salon.com, Sept. 26, 2014

(First the video)

“These are dangerous, extreme, radical times,” Ted Cruz told the crowd today at the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit. And in his demagogic stemwinder, Cruz proceeded to prove his own point, if not quite in the way he intended.

Here’s a look at five of the most outlandish ideas the senator proposed in his speech. Fight Hillary by having her debate some nuns!
Referring to a lawsuit filed against the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate by a group of nuns called the Little Sisters of the Poor, Cruz said Hillary Clinton should face off with the nuns in a debate over religious liberty.
“We ought to invite Hillary Clinton to spend a day debating the Little Sisters of the Poor,” Cruz suggested.
“As for me, I’ll stand with the nuns,” Cruz added. (But presumably not these nuns.)
Birth control = “abortion-inducting drugs”!
Just before proposing that Hillary debate the group, Cruz said, “Right now, the federal government is suing the Little Sisters of the Poor to try to force Catholic nuns to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”

Actually, the Little Sisters of the Poor sued the government – and not because they were being made to pay for birth control, but because they didn’t accept the Obama administration’s compromise whereby religious organizations could opt out of the contraception mandate by signing a form – ensuring that the organizations wouldn’t pay for birth control themselves, although insurance providers would.

Most striking was Cruz’s repeated description of contraception as “abortion inducing.” Medical experts have debunked that persistent right-wing claim.

Abolish the IRS!
Drawing a standing ovation from the crowd, Cruz laid out a key plank of his game plan to Take Our Country Back™: “We abolish the IRS!”

But about those dangerous, extreme, radical libruls.
Congress should repeal things they haven’t passed!

Running down his laundry list of promises of what conservatives could do if they took control of the Senate, Cruz vowed, “We stand for life, we stand for marriage, we stand for Israel,” Cruz said of which message wins best.

And this: “We repeal Common Core!” Congress never passed the education standards, which have been implemented at the state level.

“We repeal every word of Obamacare!”
Because the 55th time is the charm.

also see at Salon.com article discussing the issue of Fox News as a network which pushes right wing /Republican/Christian Right propaganda:

“Straight-up propaganda”: Fox News, charlatans, conspiracy theorists and the religious fanatics endangering democracy ;All demagoguery all the time: Fox News and American politics' epidemic of craziness sept. 28, 2014, Salon.com by Joseph Heath

Excerpted from "Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy and Our Lives"

An epidemic of craziness seems to have swept over the American political landscape. This is of course a problem not just for Americans, but for people all around the world. It remains the case that most people think of the United States as the world’s leading democracy.
Although they may not choose to imitate many of the specific features of American democratic institutions, the prestige of democracy around the world is very much tied up with the performance of the American system. When this political system proves demonstrably incapable of keeping charlatans, conspiracy theorists, and religious fanatics out of political power, this is a huge blow to the prestige of democratic systems as a whole.

Republicans Rallying Behind 'Religious Liberty' AP| By By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS Posted: 09/26/2014 via HuffingtonPost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to improve their brand, leading Republicans rallied behind religious liberty at a Friday gathering of evangelical conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues.

Speakers did not ignore abortion and gay marriage altogether on the opening day of the annual Values Voter Summit, but a slate of prospective presidential candidates focused on the persecution of Christians and their values at home and abroad — a message GOP officials hope will help unify a divided party and appeal to new voters ahead of November's midterm elections and the 2016 presidential contest.

"Oh, the vacuum of American leadership we see in the world," Texas Sen. Ted Cruz declared Friday in a Washington hotel ballroom packed with religious conservatives. "We need a president who will speak out for people of faith, prisoners of conscience."

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul echoed the theme in a speech describing America as a nation in "spiritual crisis."
"Not a penny should go to any nation that persecutes or kills Christians," said Paul, who like Cruz is openly considering a 2016 presidential bid.

The speaking program included such potential 2016 candidates as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Several possible Republican candidates — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush among them — did not attend.

The group has positions on social issues across the spectrum — from the libertarian-leaning Paul, who favors less emphasis on abortion and gay marriage, to Huckabee, a former Southern Baptist pastor whose conservative social values define his brand.

The event host, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, said "a fundamental shift" is underway toward religious freedom among Republicans of all stripes.

"Without religious freedom, we lose the ability to even address those other issues," Perkins said of social issues.

Despite any rhetorical shift, he warned that evangelical voters will not forget priorities such as abortion and traditional marriage on Election Day: "It is not time to rethink our principles or shrink back from the conflict."

and :

"Texas Lt. Gov.: National Guard Troops Still Needed At Border" 09/26/2014, HuffingtonPost, Elise Foley

" Poster Boy for Anti-Gay Campaign Against Military Religious Freedom Really Could Be Court-Martialed for This" Chris Rodda | Posted 01.23.2014,Huffington Post

"The Dangers of Sen. Rand Paul's Argument Against Terrorism" by Noah Fitzgerel, 01.23.2014,Huffington Post

"Tony Perkins, Family Research Council President, On Claim Of Link Between Homosexuality And Pedophilia" Sept. 29, 2014 by Michelangelo Signorile, HuffingtonPost

and so it goes,


Monday, September 29, 2014

Fox News Promotes Extremists at the Annual Values Voters Summit America's Election HQ Special Report

Typical of the propaganda of the Fox News network they believe that the extremists including Christian Fascists at the annual Values Voters Summit in Washington represent what they Fox News that is believe to be Real Americans.

The speakers at the Summit express their opinions which are essentially Islamophobic, homophobic , they are anti-pluralism, anti-multiculture, anti-tolerance and anti-compassion they believe in gender inequality.

Many of them believe only Christian Americans that is their brand of Christians have the right to take positions of authority in the United States. Fox News agrees with them that America was founded as a Christian nation by the will of God. Just watch Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and others ranting about various issues such as immigration, foreign policy and their faux conspiracies such the secular "war on Christmas" and that white Christian Americans are being oppressed in the United States etc.

The Young Turks 'Comic Con Of Bigotry And Hate’ Echoes Insanity Fest Of Years Past

Published on 26 Sep 2014

"Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, two Tea Party senators in the hunt for the White House, find themselves in a nearly identical position these days. Both sons of celebrated conservative leaders, they regularly speak at the same events, criticize the same Democratic President with a similar message of back-to-basics constitutionalism, and poll nationally at about 10% among Republicans in the way-too-early 2016 polls.

But on Friday, as conservative Christians gathered in Washington for the Values Voter Summit, their differences were far more apparent than their similarities. Paul stood behind the podium in blue jeans, quoting the Founding Fathers and modern authors off a teleprompter, ever the iconoclastic intellect. Cruz roamed the stage in a boxy suit, preaching a passage from Psalms again and again in a call for spiritual rebirth.

Both cast the political crisis now facing the country as a crises of the spirit, but from there they began to diverge.”* Ben Mankiewicz, Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show), John Iadarola (TYT University) and Brian Unger break it down.

For instance check out video from The Young Turks and the hysteria over Islam , ISIS and border security:
Muslim Prayer Rugs Summoned As Terror Cudgels At Values Voters Summit
Published on 28 Sep 2014
"In a speech in Washington, D.C., on Friday, outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst doubled down on claims that Muslim prayer rugs had been found on the Texas-Mexico border.
"Prayer rugs have recently been found on the Texas side of the border in the brush," Dewhurst said at the Values Voter Summit, according to a report on Friday by Talking Points Memo, a liberal news site.
Dewhurst, who has served in his position since 2002 but lost his bid for re-election to state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, in the GOP primary, made similar assertions last week during The Texas Tribune Festival.”* Ben Mankiewicz, Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show), John Iadarola (TYT University) and Brian Unger break it down.

at Gord's Notebook previous posts on Values Voters Summit 2010,2011,2012:

Values Voters Summit "Our Constitution Was Made for Moral & Religious People, None Other" Sept. 20, 2010

Values Voters Summit Guns ,God & Country & Theocracy, Sept. 19, 2010

Lady Gaga Don't Ask Don't Tell -& Obama & Corporate Financing Campaign Ads & Values Voters Summit Religious Right, Sept. 18, 2010

Religious Right Putting Pressure on GOP and The Tea Party Movement To Take On Social/Moral Issues To Restart The Culture Wars, Sept. 23,2010

Religious Right Promoting Christian Sharia To Save America,Oct.13,2010

Sunday Sermon at Values Voters Summit & Wall Street First Commandment : "Greed Is Good " & NYPD Are Cannon Fodder For The 1%, Oct. 09, 2011

Right Wing Republican Party Doubles Down on Its Extremist Rhetoric and Policies & Makers of Anti-Islam Film Lied To Actors And Crew About it's Purpose UPDATE: 11:06 PM, Sept. 19, 2012

Hate-Filled Anti-Islam Film Meant To Provoke Violence And Paul Ryan To Speak At Annual Religious Right Hate-Fest AKA "Values Voters Summit" Sept. 13, 2012

#OWS Update Conspiracy Theories Flourish At Values Voters Summit, Sept. 17, 2012

Fifty Shades of Bigotry and Intolerance at Extreme Right-wing Values Voters Summit, Sept. 16, 2012

GOP Ryan/Romney Endorse Values Voters Summit Represents The Rightwing Secular and Religious Extremists, Sept. 15, 2012

Values Voters Summit A Witches Brew or Cauldron of Fifty Shades of Hate & Paranoia Religious and Libertarian Extremists, Sept. 14, 2012


Saturday, September 27, 2014

RacismUSA: Daily Show Airs Controversial Confrontation Between Redskins Fans, Nativ...

Daily Show deals with another form of racism in America in this case aimed at Native Americans. Term "redskin" historically derived from reference to the skin cut from the scalp of Native Americans as proof for collecting bounty from the government .

Story care of DailyKos.com to read full article go to link below:

Washington Football Fans Freak Out when Confronted by Actual Live Native Americans byFrank Vyan Walton at DailyKos.com, Sept.27,2014
So on Thursday night "The Daily Show" did another little live real world comedy/reality bit contrasting and comparing a set of pro-Washington Footballs fans with a set of actual real live, breathing, and not exactly happy with their team's name Native Americans. Things did not go exactly as planned. Here's the segment as it aired, which followed a long and uncharacteristic explanatory preamble by host Jon Stewart [which is cut off in this youtube version of the clip].
We learned later that some of the individuals who participated in the piece -- they didn’t enjoy the experience. It’s something that happens a lot less than you would think,” Stewart said. “But we take the complaint seriously. We generally don’t want people who participate in the show to have a bad experience. We work very hard to find real people who have real beliefs and want to express those beliefs on television, and we work hard to make sure that the gist of those beliefs are represented accurately, albeit sometimes comedically on our program." “If we find out that someone in a piece was intentionally misled or if their comments were intentionally misrepresented, we do not air that piece. We would not air that piece," he added. "So that being said, I hope you enjoy the following piece.”


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Racism USA: Video of Police Shooting JohnCrawford & Cops Shoot Another Black Man

Racism USA and Bad Policing policies
No Charges in Ohio Police Killing of John Crawford as Walmart Video Contradicts 911 Caller Account | Alternet

Cop shoots black man for no Apparent Reason Sept 4 Groubert traffic stop The State Newspaper

story via Alternet.org:
Truly Shocking Video: Cop Shoots Black Man for No Apparent Reason
As the man obeys the officer's order, the officer opens fire.

The sickening drumbeat of seemingly daily acts of police brutality, the use of extreme and unnecessary force, extrajudicial shootings and sometime executions with African Americans as the targets goes on.
In an incident captured by the police car's Dash Cam, South Carolina state trooper Sean Groubert approaches Levar Jones as Jones gets out of his car at a gas station. Groubert asks to see Jones' license, and Jones turns around to retrieve it from his car. Groubert starts yelling, "Get out of the car, get out of the car," and opens fire, shooting at Jones four times, and striking him at least once, reportedly, in the hip.
All of four seconds had passed before Groubert escalated a routine traffic stop (he says for a seatbelt violation) to what could have been a deadly use of force.
The very disturbing video continues with the bewildered Jones first putting his hands up, though he is injured, and asking over and over why Groubert shot him when he was just trying to comply with his request to get his license.
Jones apologizes over and over again, despite clearly being the victim of an unprovoked assault. Groubert does not apologize.
The only silver lining: Groubert has been fired, arrested and charged with assault of a highly aggravated degree. He is facing 20 years in prison if convicted. Makes one wonder what would have happened without the Dash Cam.

So what happened to the freedom of assembly and the freedom to present one's grievances to those in authority. Insisting people keep moving does not allow them to peacefully assemble.
The violent reaction by the police reminds one of the police and government response to peaceful protesters in Bahrain.
The problem in these cases is in policing and the the disproportionate responses by police and their attitudes towards citizens and in these cases their racist attitudes and stereotyping combined with a shoot first response and seeing especially black men as criminals and as dangerous. The police appear to see themselves involved in some sort of all out Urban War in which those they consider the enemy lurk behind every door and window every hedge and in every car that passes.
The police are also more concerned with their own physical safety than with that of civilians since they and their enablers believe police officer's lives are more important than the lives of other citizens and that to them it is basically open season on alleged criminals or suspects of course especially if they are Black or of color.
Rachel Maddow - Ferguson an object lesson in bad policing
Here's Rachel Maddow's take on the bad policing practices which escalate the tension and violence rather than using techniques to de-escalate tension, anxiety and violence.
Published on 15 Aug 2014
Aug 14, 2014 MSNBC Rachel Maddow
Rachel Maddow looks at the history of violent clashes with police during the Vietnam protest era and the lesson that a smaller show of force by police can ultimately be more effective in keeping a crowd peaceful.


"THIS IS AN ILLEGAL WAR" Law Professor Jonathan Turley

Obama declaring illegal War defending his actions by making up the law as he goes along . Published on 23 Sep 2014 September 23, 2014 MSNBC News http://MOXNews.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

USA Creation of ISIS: Dahr Jamail Rampant Torture and a Failed State L...

Death Squads :United States secret network of torture centres in Iraq exposed

So why have theSunnis in Iraq been drawn to the fanatical Jihadists IS(ISIL/ISIS) in large part as a direct consequence of America's brutal tactics in Iraq along with the use of the so called Salvadorian solution of using Death Squads and fomenting sectarian or ideological or tribal animosity turning the country into a chaotic failed state. The Americans including President Obama ignore or deny this history and instead claim the rise of IS is part of an ongoing Islamic partisan/sectarian historical conflict.

I guess we can not expect the USA to ever take responsibility for its past crimes .
Instead we are told to ignore the past and think only about the rosey future on the horizon and other such New Agey delusional clap-trap.
Video c/o Guardian/BBC

Published on 7 Mar 2013
Trailer for Guardian/BBC film: http://bit.ly/XsNyJc. "We don't do torture, we never have," said President George W Bush and his vice-president Dick Cheney. Taking its lead from Wikileaks revelations, this film shows how the US organised a huge network of torture chambers in Iraq where thousands were tortured, some of them to death.


Obama's Phony Reluctant Warrior Meme reluctant.jpg (955×500)

Propaganda 101:
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Monday, September 22, 2014

From Crooks&Liars Media Fearmongering Over ISIS Versus American War Crimes

War Fever madness continues at Fox News and media in general.While media ignores America's war crimes taking place now or over the last 13 years . America's War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity include the unwarranted invasion of Iraq as therefore being a war of aggression which then included the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, white phosphorus, cluster bombs, land mines,massive bombing of civilian populations . Then the American military was authorized to carry out assassinations, renditions, torture ,mass murder ,rape, death squads as part of the collective punishment of the citizens of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya etc.
So it can be argued America does not have the moral high-ground when it comes to other governments or rebel groups or fanatics including ISIS. America's military has shown its complete lack of decency when it comes to killing and brutalizing civilians whom they refer to as "merely collateral damage".

In Iraq the Americans have killed some one million Iraqis but conveniently the US does not maintain a body count so they say unless for public relations reasons they are counting evil terrorists killed which includes any male killed who is over 15 years of age according to President Obama.

Given the fact that the former Bush administration lied to the public some 935 times in order to gain support for the invasion of Iraq and the on going slaughter of its citizens should we accept whatever the current administration under President Obama tells us about ISIS or Syria or Libya. Obama's policies have left Libya in chaos and Syria in a bloody civil war while replacing for example the legitimate government of Honduras by a vicious Junta supported by Obama and Clinton, Biden & Kerry et al.

The USA has a long history of removing legitimate governments of foreign nations to suit its own purposes and self-rationalized interests while ignoring the desires, wishes and views of the populace of those nations . America has been in the business of over throwing governments since at least the 1950s with the overthrow of the governments of Iran and Guatemala in 1953 to Chile 1973, Honduras 2008 . Meanwhile America's other nasty foreign policy is the maintaining of brutal anti-democratic regimes for example in Vietnam , Pinochet's Chile to Saddam's former regime in Iraq, to the Shah's former regime in Iran til 1979 and of course Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Indonesia and now in Iraq once again and currently in the Ukraine.

In order to defeat the former Soviet Union the USA backed a proxy war in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union by backing various rebel groups of Mujaheddin which morphed after victory into the Taliban, Al Qaeda and various brutal War Lords . Now out of the chaos created by American policies in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan , Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Egypt, Israel, Palestine etc. they have helped to create ISIS.
GORD. update 5:19 PM Sept. 22, 2014.

Fox's Pirro Goes On Bloodthirsty Fearmongering Rant, Calls ISIS Greatest Threat In U.S. History

For an example of America's recent history of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity see video about crimes committed in the Vietnam War at DemocracyNow :

"Kill Anything That Moves": New Book Exposes Hidden Crimes of the War Kerry, Hagel Fought in Vietnam
at DemocracyNow! A Mi Lai massacre every month in Vietnam!!!

For more on President Obama's backing of the Honduras coup see Gord'sNotebook:

#OWS UPDATE: Obama Props Up Corrupt Anti-Democratic 1% Elite In Honduras

Honduras Coup Earns Global Condemnation But Supported By Fox News & The Wall Street Journal

#OWS Update Wikileaks Cables : Proof 2009 Obama Backed Honduran Coup D'Etat & Another Big Fire In " Honduras

US backed Regime Steals Election -Obama's Legacy In Honduras

Zelaya and the Honduran People Betrayed By President Obama , Hillary Clinton and Prime Minister Stephen Harper- Selling out To The Rich and Powerful

update: 9:07 PM, Sept. 22, 2014.

America being a superior nation , a nation chosen by God, an exceptional nation can by definition we are told do no wrong. Whatever America does is part of God's plan and is therefore justified and righteous. Other nations excluding Israel are under the authority of evil and Satan and not God.

When America and Israel use White Phosphorus and Cluster Bombs on civilian populations its okay but when other nations use these munitions the USA objects-hypocrisy much???

for more see the following Gord'sNotebook posts:

K.D. Lang "Hallelujah" Olympics and Israeli / US War Crimes -White Phosphorus & Cluster Bombs & Revenge Killings UPDATE: 3:43 PM Feb. 14

Fallujah Documentary 1 warning graphic Dec. 27,2010

December 13, 2012 War Crimes Of Syria , USA & Israel: USA & Israel Use White Phosphorus and Cluster Bombs On Densely Populated Areas While Calling Bashir Assad A Monster For Using These Horrific Weapons

June 10, 2012 Obama Defends Indefinite detention and NATO Strike Kill Afghanistan Civilians And Noam Chomsky On US Atrocities

July 17, 2009 "Cheney's Death Squads": Flawed Logic of Hit Squads, Torture and Drone Attacks : The Ends Do Not Justify The Means

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dictadura Militar Chilena - Mix de Sol y Lluvia (The other 9/11 Chile)

America's government, military and its elites anti-democracy war in Chile. Overthrowing President Allende to be replaced by Neoconservative Fascist General Pinochet .

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ben Stein’s Racism Is One Thing, His Lynching Stance Is Another

WAR Fever: Bill O'Reilly Wants President Obama And Congress To Declare War Against Islamic Terrorists

Bill O'Reilly Wants President Obama And Congress To Declare War Against Islamic Terrorists




ISIS was a direct result of the US interventions in Iraq and Syria . The US military's policies of bombing civilians of using torture , renditions, death squads encouraging sectarian violence using Islamic rebels and militias and mercenaries as proxies in Iraq and Syria , Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia created ISIL/ISIS or IS as a splinter group of AlQaeda.
Iraqi moderate rebel groups say they will take out ISIS when the Iraqi government stops its bombing campaign and its terrorist tactics on political critics and dissidents and Sunni civilians .

IN Syria the USA has repeated its tactic of destabilizing a regime they don't approve of by supporting opposition militias and funding and arming foreign fighters in Syria while the people in general in Syria would prefer Assad over the Islamic religious fanatics who are part of the rebel groups. GORD.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Rachel Maddow Explains How President Obama Made The Use Of Torture Legal

Allende 1/5 American Backed Coup D'Etat To Overthrow Democratically Elected Government

TV program Seidean Staire -( Spanish with English subtitles ) The story of the American backed coup of General Pinochet in Chile which replaced the legally elected President Salvadore Allende on September 11, 1973. Pinochet's regime replaced a hundred year old democracy with a dictatorship . The new regime was brutal and anti-democratic . Over 3,000 people were murdered in the first three weeks after the coup. Yet the Regime was kept in power for 17 years with the backing of the United States.
Also see: Liveleak.com " The Crimes Of Pinochet "
Chile Coup d'Etat by Pinochet backed by the United States
The slaughter of approximately 3,000 unarmed civilians
mostly academics, artists, professionals, University students

Allende 1/5 American Backed Coup D'Etat
URL at Youtube http://youtu.be/TYsqLz_jwIc

Chile 1973 - The "First" 9/11 [English] USA/CIA CoupD'Etat To Destroy Democracy In Chile

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11th, 1973 Obama Calls It Defending US Interests & The Homeland

This is what American leaders call bringing freedom and democracy & of course Free Trade to Chile and other US targets.

The Other 911 - Part 1/6 Coup in Chile 1973

Chilean Folksinger Victor Jara Manifiesto

George W. Bush Lives Through Obama’s War-Making-Back to 2003

(Other 9/11)Three Chilean Ex-Army Officials Charged in the Murder Case of Legendary Folk Singer Victor Jara

Chielean folksinger Victor Jara was arrested and murdered by military led by General Pinochet had staged a coup supported by America overthrowing and killing democratically elected popular leader Salvador Allende. Victor Jara was a vocal supporter of Allende . See article at Truthout.org Three Chilean Ex-Army Officials Charged in the Murder Case of Legendary Folk Singer Victor Jara

Friday, September 05, 2014

ISIS vs Iraq War: Bush's Criminal Lies Have Perverted, Distorted and Tarnished A...

While the mass media and the US government is once again beating the war drums to supposedly fight the evil Satanic ISIS or the Satanic Iranians or Satanic Hamas and Palestinians or the Taliban or evil Satanic Tribal leaders in Pakistan or those in Syria, Libya, Somalia ad nauseum.
What Obama and Americans call "peace" we know as desolation and suffering of innocents.
What the mass media and the governments rely on is the ignorance of their citizens who barely remember yesterday's news let alone what happened a decades or decades ago.

USA Versus ISIS Atrocities :Collateral Murder - Wikileaks - Iraq

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Crusades: BIDEN WARNING TO ISIS MILITANTS | We Will Follow ISIS to the Gates of Hell

We can all agree that ISIS tactics are nasty and beastly or even evil but is the solution just another military campaign. Shouldn't the US and NATO put pressure on regimes and individuals that finance and give material support to ISIS and other rebel/ terrorists groups.
Is this just a way to restart the Global War On Terror or distract the public from America's own actions in the Middle East and its support of various hideous regimes in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia and the rogue state of Israel.

Note Joe Biden's language is once again religious calling for sending ISIS terrorists to Hell.

So once again they are painting the USA as being on God's side and their enemies on the side of Satan. Will those who kill these terrorists therefore be guaranteed a place in Heaven /Paradise. So the Crusades are back on and everybody is fine with that. So the Christian West is once again going to teach those Heathen Muslims a lesson?.



Does David Cameron Secretly Like ISIS? Russell Brand The Trews (E137)

Tom Waits - "Hell Broke Luce" War Fever Rising Once Again Reason versus Bloodlust

Institutional Racism in Ferguson First Black School Chief Speaks Out Af...

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Israel's War Crimes VS ISIS ' terrorizing : Aerial view of Al-Shejaiy...

Yes the atrocities committed by ISIS are disturbing but so are those committed by other nations including the USA and Israel.
Indeed "we tortured some folks" says President Obama . He should admit to the fact that war with Iraq was and is a continuing disaster.
The cost of the war is over 6,000 US troops and a million Iraqis mostly non-combatants.

Meanwhile Israel decides it is necessary to mete out collective punishment on all Palestinians and so bombs and invades Gaza killing some 2100 people /folks.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Report: Ferguson Policeman Made His Dog Urinate on Michael Brown's Memorial

Julie & Jim Todd #IceBucketHack to End Racism #Ferguson

'The Daily Show's' Michael Che Can't Find A Safe Place To Report On Ferg...

The Humanity of Michael Brown Bill Moyers; Moyers&Co.

The Humanity of Michael Brown
see video at link...

Bill Moyers, Moyers&Co.

For a moment, Monday’s funeral for Michael Brown, the young black man shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, pulled our attention away from the protests and militarized police response and back to the body on the street. The police left Michael there in the middle of the road, under the midday sky, for over four hours, blood seeping from his head in a drying rivulet on the asphalt. “To have that boy lying there, like nobody cared about him. Like he didn’t have any loved ones, like his life value didn’t matter,” Rev. Al Sharpton reminded the funeral mourners.

Michael was a human being. This is a simple truth, Michael’s humanity. Yet it is also implicitly a fragile insight, one that the police indifference to the dignity of his corpse and to the sentiments of his gathering neighbors suggests that many officers failed to grasp. Instead, they seemingly saw Michael as a black man, a shoplifter (as the video released by the police portrayed him), a criminal, a menace, something far less than human — and saw his community in similar terms, almost as animals to be feared, controlled and contained, rather than as traumatized neighbors anguished by the killing of a child. (Mother Jones reported today that on the night Michael died, police actually ran over a homemade memorial of candles and flowers that family members and neighbors had created to mark the spot.)

This point must not be taken lightly or shrugged off because there is no clear evidence that malevolence drove the officer who killed Michael or the police who rallied around their colleague. We tend to talk about racism in simplistic terms as the hateful actions of (potential) Klan members, while dismissing just about everything else as, at worst, the universally shared tendency to be more comfortable with one’s own. In so doing, we blind ourselves to how racism justifies the  inequalities of power and position that exist in society with narratives of unbridgeable difference, of fixed and inherent superiority and inferiority. Racism isn’t simply bigotry; at root, it’s about dignity and denigration.

After weeks of protest, and after national and even presidential attention, many are wondering whether this latest police shooting of an unarmed African-American will evolve into a movement for reform, or instead fade from memory as another moment of transient outrage. Attending Michael’s funeral were civil rights icons Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King III, as well as family members of Emmett Till, the young boy killed almost 60 years ago in a lynching that helped spark the modern civil rights movement. They among many others aspire to transform Michael’s death into tangible improvements in policing and in racial justice more broadly.

But no reform will be possible unless and until Michael Brown is re-humanized. This is the glimmer of hope that flickers more brightly than usual, if still too faintly, in the nation’s collective response to Ferguson. Although a sharp racial divide exists, with whites more likely than blacks to see Michael’s killing as justified, whites who view the shooting as unjustified nevertheless outnumber apologists for the police by 50 percent. Perhaps the slew of recent and highly publicized killings of unarmed blacks by white police officers and armed citizens — from Oscar Grant in California to Trayvon Martin in Florida, Renisha McBride in Michigan to Eric Garner in New York — is slowly pushing into the national conscience the essential truth that racial violence kills people.

Musical Interlude with : Camila Moreno - Panal - Full Album

Missouri officer Dan Page on leave over inflammatory Oathkeeper's video - CNN.com

Missouri officer on leave over inflammatory video - CNN.com

Ferguson riots: St Louis police officer Dan Page suspended over video - Americas - World - The Independent

Ferguson riots: St Louis police officer Dan Page suspended over video - Americas - World - The Independent

Ferguson Wingnut Oathkeepers Cop Dan Page Retires With Full Pension | Crooks and Liars

Wingnut Oathkeepers Cop Dan Page Retires With Full Pension | Crooks and Liars

'Oath Keepers' Leader Explains His Paranoid Fears To Chris Matthews | Crooks and Liars

'Oath Keepers' Leader Explains His Paranoid Fears To Chris Matthews | Crooks and Liars