Monday, August 11, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Why republicans don't attack democrats over wall street, income inequality

What I find extremely interesting, which helps reveal that much of the partisan rancor is little more than pre-planned, distractionary theatre, is that if they wanted to go after Hillary Clinton or Obama, all they'd have to do is point out the astonishing depth of connection both have to Goldman Sachs, for example (Obama's "Staff" and the Clinton's "Foundation", son-in-law, Hillary's $800K in speaking fees thus far, etc.) They could point out the 470X income inequality between record low worker's wages and CEOs and their bonuses, how Obama protects Wall Street from investigation and prosecution, and much more regarding the sick economic sector...but then they, as accusers, would be in the same spotlight and =their own= direct ties to Wall Street would then be up for exploitation, such as Ted Cruz of the "Government shut-down" being married to a GS VP...and Goldman Sachs got over $1 billion in an earlier "shut-down", the "Fiscal cliff" scam...they all serve the same masters, so see the partisan bickering as what it truly is...theatre to distract from anyone paying attention to all of their actual masters and their masters' actions and agenda.

Monday, July 28, 2014

How Israel helped train NYPD, who then attacked Occupy

Report: Israeli model underlies militarization of U.S. police

"The extreme militarization of American police forces has been brought to public attention by the tactics employed against Occupy protesters, which often appear more appropriate to counter-terrorism operations than to the control of non-violent protest. According to investigative journalist Max Blumenthal, however, the proper term for this ruthless suppression of dissent should be 'Israelification.'

In an article which begins with examples of American police training alongside Israeli security forces, Blumenthal writes, 'Having been schooled in Israeli tactics perfected during a 63 year experience of controlling, dispossessing, and occupying an indigenous population, local police forces have adapted them to monitor Muslim and immigrant neighborhoods in US cities. Meanwhile, former Israeli military officers have been hired to spearhead security operations at American airports and suburban shopping malls, leading to a wave of disturbing incidents of racial profiling, intimidation, and FBI interrogations of innocent, unsuspecting people. The New York Police Department’s disclosure that it deployed ‘counter-terror’ measures against Occupy protesters encamped in downtown Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park is just the latest example of the so-called War on Terror creeping into every day life. Revelations like these have raised serious questions about the extent to which Israeli-inspired tactics are being used to suppress the Occupy movement.'”

Are U.S. Police training with the Israeli Military?

"Apparently so and for some time now. According to Max Blumenthal with the Nation Institute, police in the U.S. have gone to Israel to train with the Israeli military in the 'handling' of civilians. According to Blumenthal, 'Crimaterrorists' is a phrase coined by an Israeli military official that essentially puts forth the notion that civilians engaging in civil disobedience should be seen and treated as a kind of domestic terrorist with criminal intentions. Raw Story weighed in on Blumenthal's allegations on December 4th."

NYPD In Israel: Police Department Opens Branch In Kfar Saba With Lone Detective Charlie Ben-Naim

"Officers have been stationed in London, Lyons, Hamburg, Toronto, and Tel Aviv, New York Magazine reports.

Several FBI officials have raised concerns that NYPD operatives abroad consistently break the laws of foreign governments."

10 Arrests in 87 Minutes: The Anatomy of the NYPD’s Protest Dispersal Process


"On the eve of the second anniversary of the Occupy movement, two video activists, have released a 10 minute short film providing perhaps the most detailed civilian account to date of the NYPD’s process of crowd dispersion during mass mobilizations. The video, shot on September 17th, 2012, during Occupy Wall Street’s first anniversary celebration action, details 10 arrests that took place over the span of 87 minutes. While at first glance many of the individual arrests appear to be arbitrary, careful analysis from the videographers illustrates a larger picture wherein the NYPD’s actions are calculated and designed to derail the protestors ability to effectively assemble."

(Video at the above link.)

Police attacks upon Occupy are domestic terrorism:

"Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover 'domestic,' as opposed to international, terrorism.   A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act 'dangerous to human life' that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to:  (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping.  Additionally, the acts have to occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and if they do not, may be regarded as international terrorism.

(Emphasis mine).

- Scott Olsen and Kayvan Sabeghi, both peaceful Veterans in Oakland, were literally brought to the edge of death thanks to attacking militarized police forces. There are plenty of images of bloodied Occupiers across the nation, of cops punching people, hitting them with batons, throwing them to the ground and grinding their faces into cement, holding Occupy Tampa at gun-point for hours during a raid upon their facility...
-Clear violations of police misconduct laws and a wiping away for the 1st Amendment, among others. 
-Clear coercion...who wants to meet multiple dozens of militarized robocops when you're just marching and chanting? Being kidnapped by snatch squads (NYPD) and given as many charges as they can hope to make stick...the message is clear. Go home and shut up!

Salinas Police Swat

PD Tanks

We get up early to BEAT the crowd

Democratic National Convention

Occupy Denver, Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post

OWS Chase-Police-State

Police brutality at Occupy Philly

Occupy Denver AP Photo Leah Millis


Further reading:

1948: Einstein signs NYT letter warning of Zion's fascist direction 

Police Department Spying and Retaliation for the Surveillance State

Why Israel's #1 ally is about to bomb Iran's #1 ally

Oakland officials caught in lies about attacking Occupy

Oakland will pay $4.5 million to injured Occupy activist Scott Olsen

Oakland settles with Iraq War Veteran beaten at Occupy protest

Meet the Contractors Turning America's Police Into a Paramilitary Force

 

 

 

 



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Why Dick Cheney promised to create a bigger, better 9/11...follow the money

If you remember the lies which allowed big energy to exploit oil-rich Iraq at the expense of taxpayer dollars and soldier's lives, you'll love their next move using the same lies and creation of conditions demanding an invasion of a region rich in resources they've long since targeted.

Dick Cheney's Halliburton has made some $39 billion from the Iraq invasion alone thus far. Here

SO:

Dick Cheney predicts attack this decade ‘far deadlier’ than 9/11


Of course, if they can predict it, they can completely stop it from happening, yes?

Of course not...it's their excuse to invade and grab resources and tax dollars, and to subjugate the population in a state of fear, one further justifying the tax dollars feeding the currently $1 trillion a year surveillance state budget. Here

Because peak oil requires big energy be ready with a new energy source they can sell for a massive profit once oil runs out.

Because Dick Cheney's company Halliburton created fracking (six decades' worth!) Here. Hillary Clinton's state department is for exporting fracking. Here

But to where? Where are the new resources? Dick has known for years:

"June 1998: Businessweek reported that Dick Cheney (CEO of Halliburton) had been 'courting politicians and business leaders through the booming Caspian Sea region in an all-out effort to secure key political ties with Azerbaijan and Kazakstan. Accounting for the world's third-largest oil reserves, the region is Cheney's best hope to secure big contracts for a long time to come.'  Dick Cheney helped broker the Chevron-Kazakhstan deal when he sat on the Kazakhstan Oil Advisory Board in the mid-'90s (Business Week 1998, Amarillo Globe-News, June 13, 1998)" Here

"Since the collapse of the USSR at the end of 1991, U.S. oil companies and their friends in the State Department have been salivating at the prospect of gaining access to the huge oil and natural gas reserves in the former Soviet republics bordering the Caspian Sea and in Central Asia. These have been estimated as worth $4 trillion. The American Petroleum Institute calls the Caspian region 'the area of greatest resource potential outside of the Middle East.'

...while he was still CEO of Halliburton, the world's biggest oil services company, Vice President Dick Cheney told other industry executives, 'I can't think of a time when we've had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian.'" Here

How nice, to have your corporation be the frontman of the next big energy source. How nice to be able to play international fear and tensions to get there.

But wait, there's more:

 

Russia preparing to develop Gaza gas field

"It is only logical to assume that this step will raise the ire of Israel...AFP reported that there were talks of investing $1 billion to develop the Palestinian gas field.

However, three months ago, the Financial Times mentioned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had granted his approval to develop the field."

Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Dick Cheney-Linked Company

And this week:

Israel Invades Gaza Because It Can

Storm Clouds Gathering pointed out that Israel's pretext for this wave of violence is the deaths of three Israeli teenagers, whose murderers =have not been identified=. Here

But as Cheney and friends gnash their teeth about getting to the precious oil and gas, Russia are making counter-moves...just like in Ukraine. 

But if you need more than money as motivation for Cheney and the neocons:

"New Pearl Harbor"

Section V of Rebuilding America's Defenses, entitled 'Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force', includes the sentence: "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor".
Here

"'That's not the way the world really works anymore,' he continued. 'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'" ~Karl Rove Here

General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years

 

"Our foreign policy is about securing resources for corporations, and propping up militarily ‘friendly’ regimes at all costs to human life and US taxpayer treasure. Nothing more." Here


If there is indeed another 9/11, it's Dick Cheney's personal fault (again). Remember him, and this. Always.


Update:

140charsorlesspls @nine11inreverse

"shoot down a plane—blame it on Russia—create a pretense to intervene in Ukraine—distract the sheep away from ‪#‎GazaUnderAttack‬..." ‪#‎MH17‬



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Understanding the Taliban and the Ukraine crisis. (Hint: Big Oil and Energy)

Once upon a time, Saint Ronald Wilson Reagan (666) invited the Taliban into the White House and called them "...the moral equivalents of America's Founding Fathers." (1985) They were fighting the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, as was CIA operative Osama Bin Laden. Much money was funneled into such "freedom fighters", until they turned against "us", because we wanted to build the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline through their back yard. Hey, friends let friends build pipelines through their back yards, don't they? What gives! Reagan dedicated a space shuttle flight to them, now they're supposed to let us pipe oil wherever we want!

Years later, or is it:

Ukraine hosts several Russian energy pipelines which feed consumers in North Africa and various European countries. Note that Vladimir Putin is a multi-billionaire through such gas and energy investments, so it's personal. Late last year, Chevron signed a $10,000,000,000.00 deal in Ukraine. Note that the "Petrodollar", the international currency through which oil trading occurs, helps or hinders that same country's economy as it rises and falls via oil deals and crisis.

Gee, capitalism isn't our friend? The government cares more about money than its people? They'd risk world war over money? NAH. NAW.



References:


"Since the collapse of the USSR at the end of 1991, U.S. oil companies and their friends in the State Department have been salivating at the prospect of gaining access to the huge oil and natural gas reserves in the former Soviet republics bordering the Caspian Sea and in Central Asia. These have been estimated as worth $4 trillion."

Reagan-with-the-taliban

"Outside this country, there is a widespread belief that U.S. military deployments in Central Asia mostly are about oil. 

An article in the Guardian of London headlined, 'A pro-western regime in Kabul should give the U.S. an Afghan route for Caspian oil,' foreshadowed the kind of skeptical coverage the U.S. war now receives in many countries."

Key gas pipelines in Ukraine 
(Pic of huge number of Russian pipelines through Ukraine)

"The Bureau of Investigative Journalism's Maeve McClenaghan talks to a Russian political analyst who says that Putin owns shares in three major oil and gas companies: 4.5% of Gazprom, 37% of oil supplier Surgutneftegas and up to 75% of oil trader Gunvor."

Europe Has Finally Found A Way To Make Russia Hurt Economically In Ukraine Crisis

"South Stream, the multi-billion-euro pipeline intended to bring Siberian gas to Europe, has become an economic pawn in the Ukraine crisis, analysts say, after Bulgaria halted work under pressure from Brussels and Washington.

The pipeline project backed by Russian giant Gazprom Italy's ENI and France's EDF, is intended to bring an annual 63 billion cubic metres of Russian natural gas to Europe."

Ukraine signs $10 billion shale gas deal with Chevron

Chevron has no plans to end fracking agreement with Ukraine

This oil giant could get crushed by Ukraine

September 11th Attack on America - The Energy Connection

Petrodollar

"Petrodollar refers to either a United States dollar earned by a country through the sale of its petroleum (oil) to another country[1], or the system by which the United States props up the relative value of its currency on the world market by requiring that oil producing nations trade their product on the world market exclusively in dollars."


Pooh Iraq 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Ted Cruz claims "war upon free speech" when "citizens united" is threatened

A friend who watches some right-wing media just asked me for additional information about a bill he'd heard discussed which the democrats are signing, which would end the 1st Amendment. Having seen zero about this in social media I went online and found this:

"Ted Cruz: Democrats are trying to ‘muzzle’ free speech".

Your first warning should be that Ted Cruz is a "tea party" darling, as one article calls him, and they're the Koch brother's plaything [1,2]. Your second should be that he's married to a Goldman Sachs executive [3]. Goldman Sachs makes money hiking up the prices of basic foodstuffs around the world, profiting while people literally starve [4], as well as taking incredible amounts of taxpayer dollars in "government shut-downs" [5]. They've also managed to install their people into several EU banking organizations following the EU crash as well as installing their people for a time as actual Prime Ministers in Italy and Greece [6] which banksters engineered in the first place [7]. Then, Ted leads the last so-called "government shut-down" unless his demands are met [8]. Smash-and-grab, smoke and mirrors. Disaster capitalism!

After about five minutes of searching I've learned the facts: Democrats have signed Senator Udall's bill to end the Koch brother's "citizens united" ruling (a ruling which allows significantly greater corporate spending on elections etc., literally ending "one person, one vote" and making dollars into actual speech). Those with the most money can be the loudest and most repetitive in media.

Ted Cruz is calling this a literal attack upon the 1st Amendment, upon free speech as an absolute. He of course actually means the claimed rights of corporations and the rich to dominate elections and to own government. I wanted to read Ted's op-ed on the subject but it's at the Wall Street Journal (AHEM) website, and you can't read it if you don't pay. Which I suppose perfectly details the entire situation. Some things are evidently only for some people, and you're not one of them.

Republicans must completely depend upon people to take them literally and to NOT do any research on their own, to ever question what they're being fed! Even good, decent people who don't take a minute to search out the details may be misled. And if that misleading voice can pay to become ever louder...


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3: Mrs. Ted Cruz: VP Goldman Sach, Economic Policy Advisor to Bush-Cheney

4: Goldman Bankers Get Rich Betting on Food Prices as Millions Starve

5: 8 Huge Corporate Handouts in the Fiscal Cliff Bill

"Goldman got $1.6 billion in tax free financing for its new massive headquarters through Liberty Bonds."

6: What price the new democracy? Goldman Sachs conquers Europe

7: The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis

8: Flip-Flopper Cruz Claims 2013 Government Shutdown Is Winning Strategy To Reclaim Senate


Further reading:

Goldman Sachs making the US like Greece, Italy, Spain... 

The 1% are ripping the shit out of us

Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

Goldman Sachs' "Warehouse Shuffle" Just Cost You $5 Billion