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Apr 21 06:57

Leaked emails expose Sony concern over report its cameras used in Gaza attack

Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal was proud to add her name to a letter with some 200 other Hollywood big wigs supporting Israel last summer in the midst of its bombardment of the occupied Gaza Strip.

But leaked emails released recently by Wikileaks show that behind the scenes company executives were worried about reports associating the Sony brand with the Israeli assault that left more than 2,200 people, 547 of them children, dead.

On 19 August, Stevan Bernard, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s head of corporate security wrote to David Diamond, executive assistant to company chairman and CEO Michael Lynton, to inform him about a media report “that Sony CCTV’s [sic] were being used as a part of the guidance system for Israeli rockets that were bombing Gaza.”

“In fact,” Bernard wrote, “they held up part of the camera housing for all to see.”

Apr 20 13:14

Good War...Better Peace

Soon after the Allied victory in Europe, the purge of Nazi Party members from government, business, industry, science, education, and all other walks of German life commenced. While a surprising number of Nazis were allowed—even compelled—to man their posts temporarily to enable a smooth transition, all party members, high and low, were sooner or later excised from German daily life. In theory, “de-Nazification” was a simple transplanting of Nazi officials with those of democratic, socialist or communist underpinnings. In practice, the purge became little more than a cloak for an orgy of rape, torture and death.

Apr 20 10:59

BEX Alert!!! - "Garth Brooks’ Tribute to Our Troops During the ACM Awards is POWERFUL"

Arguably one of the best moments of this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards came when Taya Kyle, widow of slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, took the stage to introduce Garth Brooks, who then came out and gave a powerful tribute to the troops that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house.

Apr 20 10:02

The FBI Recognizes Errors Which Involved Death Sentences And Executions

The Federal Bureau of Investigation US (FBI) recognized Sunday that committed errors in the logical examine that upheld death penalties and executions of a few detainees.

http://whatisusa.info/the-fbi-recognizes-errors-which-involved-death-s...

Apr 19 21:13

The FBI Recognizes Errors Which Involved Death Sentences And Executions

The Federal Bureau of Investigation US (FBI) recognized Sunday that committed errors in the logical examine that upheld death penalties and executions of a few detainees.

http://whatisusa.info/the-fbi-recognizes-errors-which-involved-death-s...

Apr 18 13:17

A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City Bombing

The 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City was a direct blow to the heart of America. 168 people were killed, including nineteen children. For those watching the nightly news, Terrorism had come home. For years following the bombing, countless victims’ family members, survivors, rescuers, and ordinary Americans, have questioned the official accounts about that fateful day.

Hoping to shed light on answers long ignored and censored, both by prominent media outlets and the U.S. government, A Noble Lie peels back what we thought we knew about the bombing and it’s perpetrators. This film exposes information never before examined or brought to the attention of the American public.

Apr 18 08:03

A Prisoner Sentenced To Death In Alabama Was Released

An Alabama demise column detainee came to a supplication bargain Thursday that makes him the second detainee to escape capital punishment in the state in less than two weeks.

William Ziegler, 39, consented to confess to supporting and abetting in the killing of Russell Allen Baker, and a Mobile County judge issued him credit for the over 15 years he as of now has served in jail.

http://whatisusa.info/a-prisoner-sentenced-to-death-in-alabama-was-rel...

Apr 18 07:19

Oklahoma Approved The Use Of Nitrogen In Executions

The state is the first to support nitrogen-prompted hypoxia for utilization on death-column prisoners, which supporters says is “easy” regardless of absence of human testing.

http://whatisusa.info/oklahoma-approved-the-use-of-nitrogen-in-executi...

Apr 17 22:30

Oklahoma Approved The Use Of Nitrogen In Executions

The state is the first to support nitrogen-prompted hypoxia for utilization on death-column prisoners, which supporters says is “easy” regardless of absence of human testing.

http://whatisusa.info/oklahoma-approved-the-use-of-nitrogen-in-executi...

Apr 17 08:08

A Prisoner Sentenced To Death In Alabama Was Released

An Alabama demise column detainee came to a supplication bargain Thursday that makes him the second detainee to escape capital punishment in the state in less than two weeks.

William Ziegler, 39, consented to confess to supporting and abetting in the killing of Russell Allen Baker, and a Mobile County judge issued him credit for the over 15 years he as of now has served in jail.

http://whatisusa.info/a-prisoner-sentenced-to-death-in-alabama-was-rel...

Apr 17 07:45

Al Saud regime on verge of collapse: Iran cleric

A senior Iranian cleric says the rule of Al Saud dynasty is on the brink of collapse as the Riyadh regime continues its brutal military aggression against Yemen.

The logic of Saudi attack on Yemen is not clear. Saudis are doing a “very heinous deed” in the impoverished country, said Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahhedi Kermani in a sermon to worshippers at weekly Friday Prayers in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

“You [Saudis] have triggered a bloodbath in Yemen and have killed more than 2,500 innocent people in the country,” he added.

Apr 17 04:45

1,000 BRITISH SOLDIERS GIVEN PSYCHIATRIC HELP AFTER CONSUMING ‘ZOMBIE DRUG’ – NEW FIGURES

The British military is accused of failing to protect its soldier’s mental health. Figures show nearly 1,000 have sought psychiatric treatment after being given the MoD’s budget price anti-malarial drug Lariam. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request revealed the figure is much higher than previously thought, with 994 service personnel being admitted to mental health clinics or psychiatric hospitals since 2008.

Apr 16 18:03

Iraq: ISIS Escapees Describe Systematic Rape

Human Rights Watch today released new findings about IS’ sexual enslavement project that targeted Yazidi women and girls. Their report, entitled “ISIS Escapees Describe Systematic Rape,” contains many new interviews with survivors who escaped IS, some as young as 12 years old

Apr 16 12:39

Saudi Coalition Preventing Food Ships From Reaching Yemen

One of the first measures taken by Saudi Arabia, when announcing its war against Yemen, was a full-scale naval blockade. For a nation that imports over 90% of its food, that was a devastating move, and one Saudi officials assured wouldn’t keep the food out of the country.

Apr 16 11:53

US, Israel OK'd Saudi war on Yemen: Iran defense min.

Iran’s defense minister says the Saudi aggression against Yemen has been authorized by the United States and the Israeli regime, calling for an immediate end to the deadly assaults.

Addressing the Fourth Moscow International Security Conference on Thursday, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the Saudi government unleashed deadly air raids against Yemen once it received the green light from the United States and Israel, and was promised military cooperation by some regional states.

He added that not only will the Saudi regime fail to achieve its “illegitimate” purposes in Yemen, but will also suffer a heavy defeat and precipitate its downfall, said Dehqan, adding a fate similar to that of former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, awaits Riyadh’s ruler.

Apr 16 09:09

CHICAGO WILL PAY $5.5 MILLION IN "REPARATIONS" TO VICTIMS OF POLICE TORTURE

Whenever Chicago Police commander Jon Burge needed a confession, he would walk into the interrogation room and set down a little black box, his alleged victims would later tell prosecutors. The box had two wires and a crank. Burge, they alleged, would attach one wire to the suspect’s handcuffed ankles and the other to his manacled hands. Then, they said, Burge would place a plastic bag over the suspect’s head. Finally, he would crank his little black box and listen to the screams of pain as electricity coursed through the suspect’s body.

Apr 15 17:05

Mandarin for the Warlords: The Harvard School of Empire Building

What matters is that the US, while it is a declining world power, is still militarily powerful, dangerous and destructive, even as its empire building is weakening and its forces are in retreat. As Mahatma Gandhi once stated about the declining British Empire, ‘It’s the aging tiger that becomes the man eater’.

Apr 15 16:21

Ukraine's State News Agency Hopes for New World War

The publication hopes that a full-scale war will begin after Barack Obama leaves the White House and is replaced by a "decisive Republican."

Apr 15 09:20

Hundreds Protest Against Police Violence In New York

More than 350 individuals rally against late police killings of unarmed blacks.

Several dissidents have aroused in New York against late killings the nation over including police.

http://whatisusa.info/hundreds-protest-against-police-violence-in-new-...

Apr 15 08:43

Ex-Blackwater Contractors Sentenced For Iraq Shooting

Four former employees of the private Blackwater Worldwide security company were sentenced to prison for their roles in a 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad.

Apr 15 08:40

BEX Alert!!! - "Turkey says never possible to recognize 1915 Armenia killings as genocide"

Turkey says it will never recognize as genocide the 1915 killing of Armenians as the European Parliament considers whether to pass a resolution on the Ottoman-era massacre.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, “For Turkey, it will never be possible to recognize such a sin, such a blame.”

Erdogan pointed to the European Parliament’s plan and said the resolution “will go in one ear and out the other.”

Apr 15 08:21

Hundreds Protest Against Police Violence In New York

More than 350 individuals rally against late police killings of unarmed blacks.

Several dissidents have aroused in New York against late killings the nation over including police.

http://whatisusa.info/hundreds-protest-against-police-violence-in-new-...

Apr 15 08:14

Blackwater Employees to Prison Today, Their Boss Honored Guest at UVA Wednesday

David Swanson.
RINF Alternative News

Blackwater guards are in one incident at least finally being sentenced to prison for murder today. But their boss will be speaking at the University of Virginia on Wednesday.

Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater, visited Charlottesville 8 years ago and explained some of what's wrong with private mercenaries.

Apr 15 07:09

At Least 10 Colombian Soldiers Killed In Rebel Attack

Ten Colombian troopers were killed by Farc revolts in southwestern Cauca region on Wednesday, the military said, notwithstanding a four-month-old one-sided truce proclaimed by the gathering in the midst of peace converses with the legislature.

http://whatisusa.info/at-least-10-colombian-soldiers-killed-in-rebel-a...

Apr 14 13:59

Hillary Clinton – the ‘Liberal’ Puppet for War

Hillary Clinton this week launched her bid for the US presidential elections in 2016.

Clinton’s Republican rivals or would-be rivals immediately fired the brickbats, accusing the 67-year-old former First Lady of being a «Washington insider» and the «embodiment of all that is wrong» in US politics.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is lambasted by Republicans as a «liberal».

Whether described as «liberal», «conservative» or «hawk» – all American presidential candidates are the same in practice. Puppets for sale.

The unintended irony of Clinton’s Republican detractors, who include rabid rightwing Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, as well as the maverick Senator Rand Paul, is that every single one of them will have to spend similar amounts of cash in their anticipated presidential campaigns.

Apr 14 13:53

Torture victims to get $5.5 million from Chicago police

The city of Chicago says it will pay $5.5 million to compensate victims who were tortured by law enforcement under the administration of a former top cop.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday that he is endorsing a proposed deal that establishes a $5.5 million reparations package, which the Windy City will make available to people who suffered in the 1970s and 1980s under former police commander Jon Burge and his officers.

Apr 14 13:50

Bomb Iran? Not now: bomb Yemen

“Operation Decisive Storm” – yet another Pentagon-style illegal war – has already plunged Yemen into the twin plagues of civil war and humanitarian disaster.

So what we have is the ‘Empire of Chaos’ ‘leading from behind’ in the war on Yemen and also de facto ‘leading from behind’ in the fight against ISIS/ISIL/Daesh; the ones doing the heavy lifting are Iraqi militias supported by Tehran. The hidden agenda is always – what else –chaos; be it across “Syraq” or inside Yemen. With an extra bonus; while Washington is engaged on striking a nuclear deal with Tehran, it also turbo-charges an alliance against Tehran using the House of Saud.

Apr 14 10:16

Former Blackwater guards sentenced for massacre of unarmed Iraqi civilians

Three former employees of the US private military contractor once known as Blackwater were sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday and a fourth received a life sentence, closing a sordid chapter of the Iraq conflict relating to the 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad.

Apr 14 07:51

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Father of kid murdered in slaughter says ‘a great deal of American officers kicked the bucket for what Blackwater did.’

Four security foremen sentenced killing 14 unarmed Iraqi regular people and harming 17 others at an occupied Baghdad movement hover in 2007 were sentenced Monday to decades in jail.

http://whatisusa.info/blackwater-guards-slaughtered-iraqis-get-30-year...

Apr 14 04:51

Russian lawmaker accuses US of trying to colonize Europe

The US is seeking world supremacy and its geopolitical strategy relies on the instinct of colonizers, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament, Sergey Naryshkin, wrote in his article ("Instincts of Colonizers Or Root Cause Behind Global Leadership") posted on the Vedomosti newspaper’s website on Tuesday.
The US is pursuing a hegemonic policy, Naryshkin said. "The obedience of almost the whole Europe in military affairs has already been reached, and many things are under control in political affairs. Now it’s time for trade and finances," he said. "America needs the lengthy sanctions saga that comes in violation of the international law and the atmosphere of information hysteria to continue the unpunished economic banditry," Naryshkin wrote.

Apr 13 21:19

Ex-Blackwater Guards Sentenced to Long Prison Terms in 2007 Killings of Iraqi Civilians

One by one, four former Blackwater security contractors wearing blue jumpsuits and leg irons stood before a federal judge on Monday and spoke publicly for the first time since a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq.
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“I know for a fact that I will be exonerated, in this life and the next,” said Paul A. Slough.

“I am very sorry for the loss of life,” Dustin L. Heard said. “But I cannot say in all honesty to the court that I believe I did anything wrong.”

“As God is my witness,” Evan S. Liberty said, he fired only at insurgents who were shooting at him.

“The verdict is wrong,” said Nicholas A. Slatten, a former Army sniper who was convicted of murder for starting the melee with a precision shot through the head of a young man stopped at an intersection. “You know I am innocent, sir.”

The judge, Royce C. Lamberth, strongly disagreed, sentencing Mr. Slatten to life in prison and handing 30-year sentences to the three others.

(*Good!)

Apr 13 18:07

Israel uses child slave labour to plant and harvest its agriculture. Not a big deal though

Palestinian children as young as 11 are being employed under dangerous conditions in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank in breach of international law, a human rights group said on Monday. Hundreds of child labourers are working in farms and agricultural businesses in the strategically sensitive Jordan Valley for just £13 a day, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch, which documented cases of young people suffering work-related ill health and injuries.

Apr 13 15:54

Israel Lobby Conference: How big is the Lobby ? VIDEO

American politicians and media have fallen captive to the Zionist network. This is a lethal ailment that afflicts the US.

C-Span refused to cover the conference? Speak of “Silencing voices of TRUTH” or any exposure of even the most legitimate and reasonable discourse about Israel — Apparently, “The invisible dictatorship (to borrow a phrase) J.I.D., which controls America certainly saw to it!”

Whether it is not already too late to do much about it, we shall see.

Let us get it out on as many Websites as possible, Twitter and Facebook it, as well. We should not underestimate the power of the internet.

Distribution! Distribution! Distribution!

Apr 13 14:05

Judge Sentences Former Blackwater Guards to Lengthy Prison Sentences

A federal judge imposed lengthy prison sentences on four former Blackwater guards for their role in a 2007 Baghdad shooting incident that left 17 Iraqis dead and 14 wounded.

Apr 13 12:32

Flashback 2008 - "Jewish Young Turks Were Murderers!"

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE JEWISH YOUNG TURKS

(Posted in light of Pope Francis' recent comments on the Armenian Genocide)

Apr 13 12:14

Drone Victims Take Germany to Court for Abetting U.S. Murders

Their suit argues that it is illegal under German law for the German government to allow the U.S. air base at Ramstein to be used for drone murders abroad. The suit comes after the passage of a resolution in the European Parliament in February 2014 urging European nations to "oppose and ban the practice of extrajudicial targeted killings" and to "ensure that the Member States, in conformity with their legal obligations, do not perpetrate unlawful targeted killings or facilitate such killings by other states."

I've always thought of drone murders as illegal under the laws of the countries where the murders happen, as well as under the UN Charter and the Kellogg Briand Pact. I asked Schüller: Is your suit seeking prosecution for murder where (or in one of the places where) the act is committed from a distance?

Apr 13 11:14

Flashback 2007 - "Jews Plotted The Armenian Holocaust"

The Young Turk movement, AKA Committee of Union and Progress, arose out of the Rothschilds’ oil interests in the Black Sea area of the Ottoman Empire in the late 1800s. ‘Creating stability’ in an incendiary realm was necessary for the Rothschilds’ new oil enterprise Baku Oil. The instability of the Armenian Christians’ financial and intellectual prominence in the area was not “good for business.” . . .

1891: Out of the Donmeh a Zionist political group forms called The Committee of Union and Progress, later called The Young Turks. The group is headed by a Freemason Jew by the name of Emmanuel Carraso who organizes the secret Committee of Union and Progress in Geneva with the help of the Rothschilds.

1915: The Armenian Holocaust engineered by the ruling Jews of The Young Turks, leaves 1.5 million Armenian Christians starved, tortured, and murdered.

(Note: Posted in light of Pope Francis' recent comments on Armenian Genocide)

Apr 13 09:55

How the GOP Became the Israel Party

Bill Kristol and John McCain have replaced Robert Novak and Pat Buchanan in Republican foreign policy influence.

When the unexpectedly detailed P5+1 framework agreement with Iran was announced last Thursday, Illinois Republican Mark Kirk made a bizarre comment. “We all know” said the senator, that this is going to end with “a mushroom cloud somewhere near Tehran”—a result of Israel having to go to war to “clean up the mess” made by American and European negotiators. A few days earlier John McCain had expressed the wish that Israel “go rogue” and attack Iran in order to upend the Iran negotiations.

Apr 13 09:23

Pope Francis Calls Armenian Slaughter 'Genocide'

Pontiff’s comments are likely to anger Turkey, which denies that the killings 100 years ago during the fall of the Ottoman empire constituted genocide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Israel will be pissed off because they don't want any competition for their production of "The Holocaust."

Apr 13 08:23

BEX Alert - "ISIL threatens to ‘burn America’ like 9/11"

The ISIL terrorist group has threatened to “burn the United States again" by conducting terrorist attacks against the country similar to the September, 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and the Washington, DC.

The Takfiri terrorist organization released a propaganda video on Saturday via the Internet titled “We Will Burn America”, warning that Americans are not safe anywhere in the world.

“America thinks it’s safe because of the geographical location,” a voice-over in the video says. “But the dream of Americans to have safety became a mirage.”

"Today there is no safety for any American on the globe," the voice adds, while showing footage of planes crashing into the World Trade Center in New York City as well as acts of savagery by the group in Iraq and Syria.

Apr 12 23:15

Poets’ Talk: “Why Is This World So Sad?” And, “The Armor of God”

GC: Why is this world so sad? Do you have a religious answer? A faith-based answer?

CO: Life is suffering, and the ancient story of John the Baptist and Herod belongs to modern history…. Our “Herod” (POTUS) stands militarily above all other nations, and only Russia seems to stop the U.S. from cutting off (bombing) any head(s) our Controllers desire.

They intimidate the Vatican, and instead of “putting on the armor of God,” (St. Paul), the Roman Catholic Church often acquiesces, and by the “sin of omission,” helps hasten the making of a Rich Man & Lazarus world, an inevitable War of Civilizations.

At any rate, how will that “Ole Time Religion” square with this basically unimaginable world towards which we are racing?

Apr 12 22:05

Regime Change: A Criminal Calamity for Iraq

The US invasion of Iraq was based on lies and has lead to unspeakable horrors. It is time for accountability, says former UN representative to Iraq, Hans von Sponeck.

Apr 12 08:35

German court shuts down anti-Israel exhibition

A German court has shut down a long-standing anti-Israel exhibition in the western city of Cologne, accusing its organizer of anti-Semitism and glorification of violence.

The German municipal court said the permanent exhibit, which displayed numerous pictures of the Palestinian children who were killed and injured during the Israeli regime’s bloody offensive against Gaza last summer, violates a law designed to protect minors.

Walter Hermann, the organizer of the exhibit, has protested for years against Israel with his exhibit dubbed the “Cologne Wailing Wall.”

Hermann, 76, whose anti-Israel campaign is named “Peace Demonstration,” told the German Express newspaper that the wanted to draw public attention to Israeli policies against Palestinian people.

Apr 12 01:31

US condemns life sentence against American in Egypt

The White House lashed out at Egypt on Saturday for jailing a US-Egyptian citizen for life over Islamist protest violence, calling for his "immediate release."

Mohamed Soltan, who is on hunger strike, received his sentence alongside 14 other defendants who got the death penalty, including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie.

His father Salah Soltan was among those sentenced to death.

"The United States condemns the life sentence issued today in Egypt against American citizen Mohamed Soltan."
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The defendants were accused of plotting unrest from their headquarters in a sprawling Cairo protest camp in the months after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

(*It actually seems very convenient for the US that this sentence was handed to this individual , in Egypt , considering the way that The US has been operating it's 'foreign policy' , in recent times .)

Apr 11 15:22

Following the ISIS Takeover of Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp

What’s left of Yarmouk Palestinian neighborhood in Damascus will soon duplicate the mounds of rubble and smell of death in Homs, the old city of Aleppo, Idlib, East Damascus, Deraa. Some Lebanese refugee camp residents and political analysts predict a similar fate for Ein el Helweh.

Apr 10 15:55

Pentagon names new commander of Guantanamo task force

The US task force in charge of the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay will soon have a new commander. The Pentagon announced on Friday that Rear Admiral Fernandez L. “Frank” Ponds will take over command of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO).

Apr 10 13:24

Nearly Half of European Militants in Syria, Iraq Are French: Report

Nearly half of European militants known to have travelled to territory held by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group are French, a report by the country's upper house Senate revealed Wednesday.

Apr 10 10:09

Moscow Regularly Sends A Message To Washington That Russia Is A World Power

A senior American military commander warned that modern Russian army “is much more capable than were the armed forces of the Soviet Union, despite the fact that the Soviet army was larger, reports Fox News.

http://whatisusa.info/moscow-regularly-sends-a-message-to-washington-t...

Apr 10 07:47

UN Accuses Saudi Arabia of Killing Yemeni Civilians

Make no mistake. Yemen is Obama's war. He's using Saudi-led terror-bombing to serve US interests - to regain control of its former client state.

It's high time this naked aggression was universally condemned. Noncombatant men, women and children are being willfully murdered in cold blood.

After two weeks of terror-bombing, the UN finally noticed. Special Rapporteur for Internally Displaced Persons Chaloka Beyani accused Saudi Arabia of deliberately killing Yemeni civilians.

Apr 10 07:06

Moscow Regularly Sends A Message To Washington That Russia Is A World Power

A senior American military commander warned that modern Russian army “is much more capable than were the armed forces of the Soviet Union, despite the fact that the Soviet army was larger, reports Fox News.

http://whatisusa.info/moscow-regularly-sends-a-message-to-washington-t...

Apr 09 18:05

A Tale of Lies, Deceit, and Terrorism: the Birth of Israel

(Based on classified documents from the Jewish Agency and its affiliated organizations seized by the British Mandate Police, materials that confirm that the Zionist controlled Jewish community intended to remove the Arab inhabitants of Palestine from their land and make the whole of Mandate Palestine a Jewish State, an intent that continues to the present day

Apr 09 08:04

A Mexican Prisoner Died In Jail In Utah For Lack Of Dialysis

Ramón C. Estrada, 62, was out on parole less than three weeks after his death.

A Mexican inmate died last week in Utah, apparently of a heart attack related to kidney failure after not submitted for two consecutive days external technicians should give dialysis in prison, authorities said Tuesday.

http://whatisusa.info/a-mexican-prisoner-died-in-jail-in-utah-for-lack...

Apr 09 07:08

Pakistan court says former CIA station chief will face charges over drone strike

The former head of the CIA in Pakistan should be tried for murder and waging war against the country, a high court judge ruled on Tuesday.

Criminal charges against Jonathan Banks, the former CIA station chief in Islamabad, were ordered in relation to a December 2009 attack by a US drone which reportedly killed at least three people.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad high court also ruled charges should be brought against John A Rizzo, formerly the top CIA lawyer who gave the legal green light for drone strikes.

Banks’s name was first dragged into the public domain in 2010 when a tribesman called Karim Khan began legal action against the supposedly undercover spy chief over an attack by an unmanned aircraft on his home in North Waziristan which he said killed his brother and son.

The extraordinary unmasking of a sitting station chief forced Banks to quit his post and leave the country.

Apr 08 15:00

Red Cross: Saudis Still Blocking Our Aid, Yemen Crisis Worsening; Washington Increases US Bombs, Ammo Going to Saudi Tyrant

Openly US-coordinated-and-assisted terrorist attacks by Saudi dictator Salman Abdulaziz have killed hundreds of civilians in Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, over the past two weeks. The Red Cross continues to try to get Abdulaziz to stop blocking humanitarian aid from entering the country, saying the situation for civilians is catastrophic and getting worse. Instead of allowing aid, Abdulaziz increased his attack by firing explosives into Yemeni cities from naval vessels, in addition to his airstrikes.

Apr 08 08:23

A Mexican Prisoner Died In Jail In Utah For Lack Of Dialysis

Ramón C. Estrada, 62, was out on parole less than three weeks after his death.

A Mexican inmate died last week in Utah, apparently of a heart attack related to kidney failure after not submitted for two consecutive days external technicians should give dialysis in prison, authorities said Tuesday.

http://whatisusa.info/a-mexican-prisoner-died-in-jail-in-utah-for-lack...

Apr 08 08:02

A South Carolina Official Is Accused Of Murder After Killing An African-American

A police officer, accused on Tuesday of murder, shoot an African-American man in South Carolina.

A white police officer faces charges for murder once they broadcast a video which shows that the officer fired from behind an African-American man while trying to escape, said the Mayor of North Charleston, South Carolina.

http://whatisusa.info/a-south-carolina-official-is-accused-of-murder-a...

Apr 08 07:56

Russian Hackers Accused Of Cyberattacks Against The White House

The intrusion was carried out through computers around the world.

United States suspects that Russian hackers are the authors of cyberattacks suffered by the Department of State, through which would have gotten access to sensitive White House computer system elements, according to U.S. officials who were informed of the investigation revealed to CNN.

http://whatisusa.info/russian-hackers-accused-of-cyberattacks-against-...

Apr 08 07:53

France declassifies Rwanda massacre documents

France has declassified documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which it is accused of having an indirect role, a government source says.

A decision to declassify documents concerning Rwanda and the genocide, which claimed at least 800,000 lives, was made on Tuesday, said a source in President Francois Hollande's office.

According to the source, the papers include documents from diplomatic and military advisers of then-President Francois Mitterrand, and will be viewable by researchers and historians.

"The president had announced a year ago that France must provide proof of transparency and facilitate remembrance of this period," said the source.

Apr 08 06:59

Yemen campaign a ‘great mistake’: Iran official in Beirut

The Saudi-led military campaign launched two weeks ago in Yemen is a “great strategic mistake,” an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday during a visit to Beirut.

“We believe that a huge mistake has been committed recently in the issue of Yemen,” Morteza Sarmadi, who is also the country's deputy foreign minister, said after meeting with Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail.

“The airstrikes in Yemen have resulted in numerous atrocities, and has shed the blood of innocent civilians... This should be ended.”

Apr 08 05:41

Psychological Warfare and the Fragmentation of the Psyche

The subject of dissociative identity disorder and the fracturing of the psyche is a complex topic that is becoming more mainstream through alternative media. The causes, nature and extent of the disorder are still shrouded in mystery, though modern medicine and psychology do have a lot to say about the matter. One of the reasons the disorder is controversial is that it doesn’t seem to fit well in the dominant materialist/biologist reductionism upon which mass science is built. Given the presupposition of modern science that the psyche is entirely equated with the brain itself, the assumptions are thus that any possible solution to mental problems of this nature can only be remedied or suppressed through the addition of, and rearrangement of, molecular compounds.

Apr 07 23:18

A South Carolina Official Is Accused Of Murder After Killing An African-American

A police officer, accused on Tuesday of murder, shoot an African-American man in South Carolina.

A white police officer faces charges for murder once they broadcast a video which shows that the officer fired from behind an African-American man while trying to escape, said the Mayor of North Charleston, South Carolina.

http://whatisusa.info/a-south-carolina-official-is-accused-of-murder-a...

Apr 07 12:48

Authentic Journalism that Challenges Empire and Its Centers of Power

Exposing Lies of the Empire is a monumental work.

Some years back, I was approached to come up with a story that I’d really like to cover. There were many, but right away I was drawn to a story whose angle was completely marginalized in any media I had checked. I was interested to go to Zimbabwe and get a genuine impression from Zimbabweans of how they view the direction of their country under the government of Robert Mugabe. How they viewed the redistribution of land within the country.

In the case of theft, when the stolen property is recovered, the usually accepted, and rightful, custom is that the property be returned to its rightful owner(s).

Apr 07 12:37

RAP NEWS 24: ISRAEL & PALESTINE

“America’s last taboo” Edward Said.

Decades of failed peace talks have led nowhere; but do not lose hope just yet. Join Robert Foster as he attempts to host the first ever Middle East Peace Raps, using rhyme and reason to bring together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, and a representative of Hamas. The picture would not be complete however, without a discussion of “America’s last taboo” (as Edward Said once referred to it): the USA’s role as Israel’s best – and only – buddy in the world (Ok, together with Australia). Featuring special cameos from prominent American Jewish scholar, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, and Palestinian rap legends, DAM, this is an episode for the ages. Join us as we bravely (or perhaps stupidly) take on one of the most bitter, divisive and controversial conflicts of our times: Israel & Palestine.

Apr 07 11:16

Mumia Abu-Jamal Supporters Claim Prison Plot to Execute by Medical Neglect

Family and friends of former Black Panther and political activist Mumia Abu-Jamal delivered a letter of demands to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections on Friday, with supporters alleging the prison is deliberately attempting to kill the former death row inmate through neglect and medical malpractice that equates to torture.

Apr 07 08:26

PNAC Project for a New American Century War Plan Map

Remember: when confused, when all other analysis seems to fail to make sense, come back to The Map, the PNAC Project for a New "American" Century. The duplicitous and misleading title of the project establishing Israel's (City of London's) empire that used American post 9/11 (inside job) concocted anti-Muslim enmity, its resources, its military, economic, and political might that will become the dominant political power of the planet long after the United States has been destroyed and left held responsible for the horrors visited on the world via the so-called "war on terror".

Apr 07 05:10

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden. U.S. citizens real concerns? They only care if their 'dick' pictures are seen by government.

June 1st the govt. votes on continuing the Patriot Act.

It is important for people to stand up for their freedoms. If we don't stand up we lose it all. We can't live in fear as the government wants us to, just so they can spy on every single person and everything we do. Understand this is not about fighting terrorism, this is about knowing everything about every single citizen.

Every citizen is considered guilty by the government and they spy on every thing we do and spend. John Oliver makes the conversation funny and shows how people are not concerned unless it involves pictures of dicks. Yes... I wrote that correctly.

Must watch video.

Apr 06 16:25

“It’s Just a Training Exercise”: Special Ops Shoot Down Jade Helm Conspiracy Theories

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

The Special Operations Command for the U.S. Army may be preparing to blend in during its mock engagement of hostile populations in the U.S. Southwest this summer, but first it is going on the offense to counter the claims of “conspiracy theorists” about the true nature of the controversial Jade Helm 15 exercises.

The Army Times reported:

U.S. Army Special Operations Command says that, contrary to reports circulating on conspiracy websites, it has no plans to invade Texas.

Apr 06 12:46

Andergachew Tsige: Ethiopian brutality, UK apathy

Graham Peebles says the UK government – a major donor to Ethiopia – is complicit through its inaction in the illegal detention and probable mistreatment of Ethiopian opposition leader and British citizen Andergachew Tsige.

Apr 06 12:21

BULLSH!T: 6 'INVISIBLE' SIGNS THAT A SUBJECT IS RESISTING A POLICE OFFICER

One of the many limitations of body worn cameras, dash cams, and civilian witness accounts are the signs of active resistance that the arresting officer becomes aware of. “He wasn’t doing anything!” is the frequent cry of bystanders and “I’m not seeing it” might be the honest opinion of a reviewing officer watching video of an arrest.
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Apr 06 10:21

The Red Cross Gives Priority To The Issue Of The Missing Persons In Guatemala

More than 30,000 cases of disappearances during the civil war have not been clarified in Guatemala.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) leads to compensate the victims of the internal armed conflict last action in Guatemala, Notimex said the Chief of the delegation of ICRC for Mexico, Central America and Cuba, Juan Pedro Schaerer.

http://whatisusa.info/the-red-cross-gives-priority-to-the-issue-of-the...

Apr 06 08:56

The Kidnapping Of Migrants In Mexico Is Shot More Than 100%

Central American immigrants are subjected to harassment in its passage through Mexico on their way to the United States.

In the past four years, the kidnapping of migrants of different nationalities in Mexico increased more than 100 percent, according to information from the attorney specializing in investigation of organized crime (Seido), as well as other areas of the Office of the Attorney General (PGR, Prosecutor’s office).

http://whatisusa.info/the-kidnapping-of-migrants-in-mexico-is-shot-mor...

Apr 06 08:47

THE BODIES PILE UP IN YEMEN'S CIVIL WAR AND SAUDI ARABIA'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN, BUT WHO IS COUNTING THE CASUALTIES?

Between 29 and 45 people were reported killed by an apparent air attack at the al Mazraq camp – some were said to have been burned beyond recognition. Depressingly, the victims also included children. Although the attack came shortly after Saudi Arabia had launched an aerial bombardment of Yemen, Yemen’s foreign minister, speaking from Riyadh, blamed artillery fired by the Houthi militia which stormed the country’s capital Sanaa late last year. A Saudi spokesman meanwhile said that rebels had been firing from a residential area in response to a question about the bombing.

Apr 06 08:40

The Red Cross Gives Priority To The Issue Of The Missing Persons In Guatemala

More than 30,000 cases of disappearances during the civil war have not been clarified in Guatemala.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) leads to compensate the victims of the internal armed conflict last action in Guatemala, Notimex said the Chief of the delegation of ICRC for Mexico, Central America and Cuba, Juan Pedro Schaerer.

http://whatisusa.info/the-red-cross-gives-priority-to-the-issue-of-the...

Apr 05 15:30

The hidden hand behind the Islamic State militants? Saddam Hussein’s.

On Easter no less! He's back!

“A lot of people think of the Islamic State as a terrorist group, and it’s not useful,” Hassan said. “It is a terrorist group, but it is more than that. It is a homegrown Iraqi insurgency, and it is organic to Iraq.”

Apr 05 14:17

Yemen – the Big Picture

As usual, western media are deliberately confusing in communicating on the latest Mid-East conflict which eventually led to the recent atrocious bombing of Yemen by the US-directed Saudi alliance, including Qatar and other Gulf monarchies. They are proxies, to be sure, for their Washington masters. My heart is bleeding for Yemen, a country of warm and generous people I got to know well, working with them in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Yemen, like Ukraine, is just another square on the geopolitical chess board which the exceptional nation aims to dominate.

It is certainly true, where ever the US and its NATO cronies put their heavy boots, they create lasting misery and chaos

Apr 05 13:39

An American makes “aliyah” to hell in Israel

Marianne Azizi relates the story of an American citizen who was paid by Nefesh B'Nefesh and the Jewish Agency to immigrate to Israel, only to be humiliated, fleeced and lose his children.

Apr 05 10:47

The Kidnapping Of Migrants In Mexico Is Shot More Than 100%

Central American immigrants are subjected to harassment in its passage through Mexico on their way to the United States.

http://whatisusa.info/the-kidnapping-of-migrants-in-mexico-is-shot-mor...

Apr 05 08:11

In Yemen, Red Cross reports aid blockade by Saudi air campaign as medics say 185 lives lost in Aden battle

Since Saudi Arabia launched its air campaign against the Houthis on March 26, international powers have voiced concern about the escalating humanitarian crisis unfolding in the country. The International Red Cross said Saturday three aid and medical staff shipments have been blocked from entering Yemen because of the Saudi-led coalition, Reuters reported, which is currently in control of the war-torn nation's air space and port access.

Apr 04 13:29

University wimps buckle under Zionist pressure to kill ground-breaking conference

Southampton University, after giving permission to hold a ground-breaking academic conference on International Law and the State of Israel, has been bullied into cancelling.

“The University claims that it does not have enough resources to mitigate the risks despite a clear statement from the Police confirming that they are able to deal with the protest and ensure the security of the event...."

The university must fulfill its legal obligation to protect free speech and academic discussion...

Apr 04 13:24

The Global siege on Israel: a report from the World Social Forum

The closing of this multi-billion-dollar company can be one of the greatest BDS victories yet.

In June, 2010, when Israeli forces attacked unarmed aid ships of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, killing ten passengers (including one who died this year from injuries), dockworkers around the world refused to unload or load Israeli ships or cargo.

Based on the results in the US, we believe that if ten ports worldwide are closed to Zim, the company’s losses may cause it to close its doors. If Zim and the state of Israel are worried that this movement may become infectious, we can all be proud to spread the virus.

Apr 04 13:19

Menendez is Israel lobby’s asset in US Senate

The Senate panel is scheduled to vote on April 14 on the legislation he co-authored with Corker demanding congressional review of an Iran agreement.

Israel lobby influences “the United States’ foreign policy by intervention with certain of their assets within the Senate,”

Harris said if you look at the people who are opposed to normalizing relationships with Iran and lifting the sanctions against the Islamic Republic, “you’ll find that among the biggest campaign contributors are usually AIPAC and other assets that Israel lobby dictates and controls.”

Apr 04 13:15

Shattered — Nothing is Right in the Middle East

The West worked very hard to turn the Middle East into what it is now. It took centuries to transfigure this culturally deep and great part of the world into the horror show. But it is done!

There is nothing, absolutely nothing right in the Middle East these days. There seems to be no hope left, and no fervor. All that was pure was dragged through filth. All that was great here was stolen or smashed by the outsiders. Enthusiasm had been ridiculed, then drowned, or burned to ashes, or shattered by tanks and missiles.

Apr 04 11:51

Arab-Israeli Wars and Conflicts (1948-Present)

This page shows conflicts between the Arab nations (as a group), and Israel. As a rule, a legal state of war has existed between Israel and her Arab enemies since the beginning of the first war in 1948. Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, and Jordan made peace in 1994. The Palestine Authority, headed by Yassir Arafat and his Al-Fatah faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization negotiated a semi-peace, which, from mid-2000 on, has been destroyed through the “Al-Aqsa” Intifada violence. Other Palestinian groups, most notably Hamas, have been at war with Israel continuously. Although Israel and most Arab nations are technically in a continuous state of war, unless otherwise noted, specific outbreaks of fighting are considered to be separate wars.

Apr 04 11:49

FLASHBACK:A Brief History of U.S. Interventions: 1945 to the Present

The engine of American foreign policy has been fueled not by a devotion to any kind of morality, but rather by the necessity to serve other imperatives, which can be summarized as follows:
* making the world safe for American corporations;
* enhancing the financial statements of defense contractors at home who have contributed generously to members of congress;
* preventing the rise of any society that might serve as a successful example of an alternative to the capitalist model;
* extending political and economic hegemony over as wide an area as possible, as befits a "great power."

Apr 03 22:48

8 Things Vietnam War Movies Leave Out (By an Enemy Soldier)

Even if your knowledge of the Vietnam War comes exclusively from Hollywood films and Texan textbooks that only refer to it as "that one the good guys lost," you've probably heard about the Viet Cong. They were a bunch of jungle-fighting guerrilla warriors who killed American boys via night-time ambushes and terrifying traps. Well, that's one side of the story.

Here's another: #8. We Weren't All Communists; We Just Wanted Independence, or Revenge......

Apr 03 15:34

Defying college’s threats, California students build mock Israeli wall

Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Pitzer College had constructed a mock Israeli wall on campus on Tuesday as part of their actions marking Israeli Apartheid Week

Apr 03 12:43

It's Been A Year Since Senators Voted To Reveal CIA Torture. What Do We Have To Show For It?

One year ago Friday, the Senate Intelligence Committee, then under the command of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), voted to share with the world some of Washington’s most tightly held secrets: gruesome accounts of CIA personnel torturing detainees for the good of all Americans -- who had little idea what was being done in their name.

After a protracted battle with both the CIA and the White House over how much information to release, the executive summary of Feinstein’s massive torture report finally saw the light of day in early December. Its release did not set off a violent backlash overseas despite panicked warnings from the intelligence community, nor did it irrevocably damage U.S. national security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where did Huffpo get that result, claiming that "In the days after the report summary’s release, a majority of Americans continued to believe the CIA’s actions were justified."?!?

IF they actually polled, they either were polling the criminally insane, or were doing what is called "push polling" using preselected zip codes
where you pretty much know how the target demographic will respond, depending on how the questions are crafted.

NO THINKING PERSON I KNOW BELIEVES THAT TORTURE IS EVER JUSTIFIED, NOT ONE.

This not only creates no actionable intelligence; torture is simply a way of getting someone to confess to a predetermined linkage, as they tried to do with Saddam Hussein having had weapons of mass destruction.

When the US government tortures, or outsources torture, here is what happens:

1. The rest of the world despises us, because those alleged values of peace, democracy, and basic human rights are seen as being observed in the breach, not in the practice of those values.

2. When the US government tortures, or outsources torture, it gives carte blanche to every world leader who doesn't like us very much, to torture our American military and civilians in their countries.

Those in the military, or who have friends or family in the military, please think about that one for awhile.

Apr 03 11:31

Karl Rove tells Iraq veteran: ‘Sorry for what you went through,’ but I won’t apologize for the war

An Iraq war veteran confronted former White House adviser Karl Rove during a speaking engagement on Tuesday and demanded he apologize for the war, the Hartford Courant reported.

“I have taken responsibility for my actions and dealt with my demons while advocating for a peaceful resolution of a war that was an act of aggression with no clear goal,” said the former soldier, who identified himself as Ryan Henowitz. “Can you take responsibility and apologize for your decision in sending a generation to lose their humanity and deal with the horrors of war, which you have never had the courage to face? Will you apologize to the millions of fathers and mothers who lost their children on both sides of this useless war?”

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What an incredible piece of work this man is, absolutely, and contemptuously refusing to take responsibility for being one of the architects of a war which was, ultimately,all about Iraq's oil, and selling it only in US dollars!!

He and the rest of that unholy, sociopathic quintet, Bush, Rusmfeld, Rice, Cheney, should be shunned for the rest of their miserable lives for lying us into a war which absolutely shattered Iraq, and devolved into a horrific civil war between religious factions, which continues to this day.

But of course, their good buddies, companies like Haliburton, etc., made out like bandits, charging the US government exorbitant amounts of money for shoddy work that many times dissolved shortly after it had been built, and creating burn pits which they assured soldiers attending those pits that there were no safety issues. Many of these men and women are now in the grip of severe, life threatening health issues, and yet the US military will not acknowledge that the problems exist.

But hey, Turdblossom; (that isn't my creation; that was George Bush's nickname for him!!) Not one of the companies making huge war bucks off the Iraq war gave a damn about how many people got killed or maimed for life, as long as the money poured in.

You may have had a conscience at one point, but I would suggest you had it surgically removed, when you realized what an obstacle it is to making money.

And by the way, that last sentence quoted above is a complete and outright lie: " We should be proud of what we were able to do in Iraq and we should be sorry that we left them alone, because when we left them, things deteriorated.”

Does Rove think, for one moment, that Americans have forgotten Muktada Al Sadr, the Shiite Iranian cleric, who founded the Mahdi Army, and threatened that if all Americans were not out of Iraq by December 31, 2011, all American military and civilian contractors would be fair game?!?

It is apparent that the US military took this guy, and his military resources , at their word, and left Iraq.

Apr 03 11:29

Whistleblower Says US Keeping Him From Think Tank Work, as He “Might Comment on Prison Reform”

Kiriakou tweeted Wednesday that the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) — a subagency of the US Department of Justice that is responsible for operation of all federal prisons, including the one Kiriakou served time in — said it was “inappropriate” for him to work at the Institute of Policy Studies, a social justice think tank located in Washington, given his stated desire to work for reform of the US prison system.

Apr 03 10:02

Islamic Jew-hatred’ ads with Hitler appear on Philly buses

I wonder if I should tell you about the Zionist/NaZi connections? That they were (are) one and the same? That the "Jewish Holocaust" was really the "Shnorrer Holocaust" (poor Jewish Holocaust): those Jews who were refuseniks against the Zionist cult?

That same occult underpinnings of Zionism, NaZism are the same for Islamofascism, the Muslim Brotherhood (now al Qaeda and ISIS), based in the Cairo Lodge, saved by Allen Dulles and the CIA, removed to Saudi Arabia, after Nasser tried to suppress this heretical Islamic movement?

That Saudi Arabia and Israel are the evil step-brothers in the Rothschild plan to use Israel as the center-piece for the Satanic New World Order centered on the rebuilt Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem atop what is now the Al-Aqsa Mosque?

Apr 03 09:14

The Mysterious Saudi Prince Leading The War In Yemen

He is the architect and very public face behind Saudi Arabia’s boldest military campaign in nearly 100 years. But Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s young, newly-minted defense minister, remains a virtually unknown figure at home and abroad.

Apr 03 07:42

Police United States In March Killed More People Than The British For 100 Years

Every day in the United States at the hands of police killed at least three people, the details of the report of the Working Group “law enforcement in the twenty-first century”, created at the behest of Barack Obama in last December.

http://whatisusa.info/police-united-states-in-march-killed-more-people...

Apr 03 04:19

Police United States In March Killed More People Than The British For 100 Years

Every day in the United States at the hands of police killed at least three people, the details of the report of the Working Group “law enforcement in the twenty-first century”, created at the behest of Barack Obama in last December.

http://whatisusa.info/police-united-states-in-march-killed-more-people...

Apr 03 02:35

Lithuania’s CIA prison investigation ‘small step’ after ‘years of foot-dragging’

Lithuanian prosecutors have reopened an investigation into secret CIA prisons – or ‘black sites’ – which the country hosted as part of the US Agency’s rendition and torture programme.

Apr 02 16:43

What God Wants, God Gets

God wants light. God wants mayhem. God wants a clean fight. God wants peace. God wants war. God wants famine. God wants chain stories. God wants sedition. God wants sex. God wants freedom. God wants Semtex. God wants boarders. God wants crack. God wants rainfall. God wants wetbacks. God wants voodoo. God wants shrines. God wants law. God wants organized crime. God wants crusade. God wants jihad. God wants good. God wants bad.

What God wants God gets

Apr 02 14:55

Execution by Medical Neglect?

How Pennsylvania’s prison system is torturing Mumia Abu-Jamal and his family too.

Apr 02 11:27

THE ENDURING REALITY OF GOVERNMENT BY WEALTH AND SOME OF ITS CONSEQUENCES

f you really want to understand the world in which we live – its endless wars, coups, interventions, and brutality towards great masses of people – you need to start with a correct understanding of the political machinery at work.

Apr 02 10:22

Israeli Soldier Posed With Palestinian Woman For PR Photo, Then Shot Her In The Head (IMAGES)

Last Summer, Israel regularly used an image of an IDF soldier handing an elderly Palestinian woman a bottle of water to promote its “humanitarian” action towards civilians in Gaza. But what happened after the photograph was taken says much

Apr 01 21:24

In Yemen, and Middle East, U.S. Needs to Learn When to Quit

Author’s note: The New York Times’ Room For Debate poses the question “Is Yemen America’s fight?” and asks whether the United States should be involved in regional efforts to fight the Houthis in Yemen.

Here’s my short essay on why the US has no business being there – and why Washington needs to rein in the Saudis before they embroil us all in an even bigger mess.

At the rate the Saudis are escalating, any full-on war in Yemen will cripple the entire Arabian Peninsula, and that would be a disaster for all key U.S. policy interests in the region.

Apr 01 21:18

District Attorney charges Albuquerque police officer who kneed man in groin

The victim of the kick lost his testicle.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County District Attorney says APD officer Pablo Padilla committed a felony when he kneed a UNM law student in the groin last April.

The district attorney filed charges in state District Court on Tuesday, alleging Padilla committed aggravated battery with great bodily harm when he kicked Jeremy Martin hard enough to rupture one of his testicles. The DA also charged Padilla with another felony, tampering with evidence, for allegedly deleting video of the incident from a cellphone.

Apr 01 17:47

'We Palestinian Christians say Allahu Akbar'

The only Palestinian Orthodox Christian bishop in the Holy Land speaking about the suffering of Palestinian Christians, their unity with Muslims in the Palestinian struggle, about Orthodox Christian martyrs, and Ukraine.

Apr 01 13:21

Prisoners ‘Beaten, Humiliated and Tortured’ Says Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights

Egypt's Prosecutor-General Hisham Barakat has commenced an urgent investigation into allegations of torture after the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) alleged prisoners have claimed to be subject to “beatings, assaults, humiliation and torture.”

Apr 01 12:41

Conservatives will ‘rip up’ human rights laws, halt war crime claims, say Tory ministers

Soldiers will be safe from the “persistent human rights claims” that have dogged the British military for years because the Conservatives will “rip up” human rights legislation if they win the general election, two top Tories have pledged.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon called for an end to what he called the “abuse” of the Human Rights Act to bring about costly inquiries into the conduct of British soldiers during wartime operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Apr 01 11:03

Identify One Of The Attackers Of The Offices Of The NSA

Security features of the NSA fatally shot one of the suspects, while the second was seriously injured.

Authorities in Maryland identified as Kevin Fleming a man who was injured near one of the entrances of military complex where work premises of the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland, where another man passed on ied.

http://whatisusa.info/identify-one-of-the-attackers-of-the-offices-of-...

Apr 01 10:54

Disregarding human rights concerns, U.S. resumes arms shipments to Egypt

'As usual,' writes Glenn Greenwald, the US government is again 'standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the region’s most oppressive regimes.'

Apr 01 08:24

FORMER BLACKWATER GETS RICH AS AFGHAN DRUG PRODUCTION HITS RECORD HIGH

In a war full of failures, the US counternarcotics mission in Afghanistan stands out: opiate production has climbed steadily over recent years to reach record-high levels last year. Yet there is a clear winner in the anti-drug effort – not the Afghan people, but the infamous mercenary company formerly known as Blackwater. Statistics released on Tuesday reveal that the rebranded private security firm, known since 2011 as Academi, reaped over half a billion dollars from the futile Defense Department push to eradicate Afghan narcotics, some 32% of the $1.8bn in contracting money the Pentagon has devoted to the job since 2002.
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Apr 01 06:45

New California Television Commercials Ask Drone Pilots to Stop Killing

What a statement on modern society this is. First we fight multiple, offensive (not defensive) wars for empire, and now we have television commercials begging our soldiers to stop following immoral orders and killing innocent people including women and children.

Wow.

Apr 01 05:53

Palestinians join International Criminal Court

Palestinians have formally become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a membership that enables Palestinians to sue Israeli officials for war crimes.

The Palestinian Authority officially joined the ICC on Wednesday, becoming the 123rd member of the Hague-based court.

The membership enables the Palestinians to file lawsuits against Israeli officials over crimes committed on Palestinian territory, including offenses committed during Tel Aviv’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip last year.

The Palestinian decision to join the ICC was made in January after decades of negotiations with Israel failed to put an end to Tel Aviv’s policy of expanding settlements on the occupied Palestinian lands.

In response to the decision, Tel Aviv cut off more than USD 120 millions in tax funds to the Palestinian Authority.

Mar 31 13:04

John Bolton’s love of bombs

Lawrence Davidson analyses US neo-conservative warmonger John Bolton's long track record, going back at least 47 years, of advocating war, mass murder and violations of international law, most recently against Iran.

Mar 31 10:17

Who Spies for Israel in Washington’s Nuclear Negotiations?

All those Zionist ‘wise-guys’ of both genders, who think they have been so clever using their high office to serve Israel, are fooling themselves. More and more citizens are becoming aware that Israel’s espionage, its dictates to the US Congress and its manipulation of Executive powers are harming America. At the present, highly placed Zionist officials hold sway over the Obama Cabinet, but in the future they may find themselves facing charges of being agents of a foreign power, and a threat to US national security. They may find themselves sharing a cell block with Jonathan Pollard!

Mar 31 07:35

Coalition preventing Red Cross from delivering aid to Yemen: spokeswoman

Members of the Saudi-led coalition are preventing a plane carrying medical supplies from landing in Sanaa, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters on Tuesday.

The Red Cross in a statement called on the coalition to remove "obstacles to the delivery to Yemen of vital medical supplies needed to treat casualties from a week of deadly clashes and airstrikes," according to Reuters.

Mar 31 07:00

Confirmed The Death Of The Hispanic Student Missing In California

Eloi Vazquez.

California police reported Monday evening that the young Hispanic College Berkeley, missing since Saturday, was killed while walking on a highway in Los Angeles when hit by a car.

Eloi Vázquez died early Saturday on Interstate 10 near the University of Southern California, yet the coroner couldn't quickly recognize the body and the police had taken the investigation, a disappearance.

http://whatisusa.info/confirmed-the-death-of-the-hispanic-student-miss...

Mar 31 05:36

The 12th Anniversary Of Aafia Siddiqui's Abduction: What Happened To Aafia Siddiqui And Where Is She Now?

A Pakistani Woman named Aafia Siddiqui was abducted from a taxi in Karachi, Pakistan along with her 3 children 12 years ago on March 30, 2003. At the time she was vulnerable, recently divorced from an abusive husband; living with her mother; her father had just died of a heart attack. The youngest child was an infant. Following her abduction, Aafia Siddiqui and her children disappeared from view for 5 years. She spent those years in US Black Site prisons in Afghanistan and Pakistan. One can only imagine the torment she suffered there, in a system created to enable the torture and abuse of terrorism suspects. She was a woman alone. They took her children, and threatened them when personal torture was not enough to gain her acquiescence.

Mar 30 23:34

National Geographic Film Highlights CIA’s Secret Human Experimentation

A fascinating National Geographic documentary entitled “CIA Secret Experiments” from 2008 uncovers the CIA’s role in conducting domestic Cold War experiments, where human subjects were used to test the effects of brainwashing, mind control, hypnosis, electroshock therapy and various psychotropic and hallucinogenic drugs.

Mar 30 07:40

Plane Crashes In Pennsylvania, Two Deaths

A small plane smashed close to an airplane terminal in southeastern Pennsylvania, killing the two team members of airplane, authorities said.

Emergency authorities reported that the tragedy happened around 1:30 pm Sunday close to the Brandywine Airport, around 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of Philadelphia.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA for its acronym in English) reported that Piper PA28 airplane took off from the air terminal and dropped around three kilometers (two miles) away and afterward light. Evidently the pilot lost control of the plane, authorities said.

http://whatisusa.info/plane-crashes-in-pennsylvania-two-deaths/

Mar 29 14:36

A Jewish version of Islamic State

Jamal Kanj reflects on the irony that while world powers have recognised the danger of the“Islamic State”, the same governments are urging Palestinians to accept its Hebrew version – the Jewish State.

Mar 29 04:43

Seven People Injured In A Shootout At A Residence In Florida

Shooting leaves 7 wounded early Saturday inside to party on spring break in Florida.

Seven people participating in a college party were injured, three of them seriously, in a shooting registered this morning in a residence of Panama City Beach, in northwest Florida, local authorities said.

The Sheriff's Office Bay County confirmed the arrest of the main suspect, 22-year Jamichel David Daniels, Alabama, who was arrested for attempted murder and six charges against him.

http://whatisusa.info/seven-people-injured-in-a-shootout-at-a-residenc...

Mar 29 04:32

Train Crash In Los Angeles Leaves 21 People Injured

Two of the injured were in critical condition, one was in the train and the other inside the vehicle

A light rail two cars collided Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. At least 21 people were injured, officials said, and one of them is in serious condition.

http://whatisusa.info/train-crash-in-los-angeles-leaves-21-people-inju...

Mar 28 18:07

The battle for the Middle East's future begins in Yemen as Saudi Arabia jumps into the abyss

Half the Saudi army are Yemeni descent! No wonder they are surrendering in droves.

Saudi Arabia has jumped into the abyss.
Its air attacks on Yemen are a historic and potentially fatal blow to the Kingdom and to the Middle East.

The real “story” is more important. Perhaps half of the Saudi army is of Yemeni tribal origin. Saudi soldiers are intimately – through their own families – involved in Yemen, and the Yemen revolution is a stab in the guts of the Saudi royal family.

Mar 28 07:37

Cunningham US Actions In Yemen: The Policy Lead By The Laws Of The Jungle

The United States supports the international coalition, which includes Sudan, the US State Department announced the state – sponsor of terrorism, indicating that the duality of Washington’s policy, says the American journalist Finnian Cunningham.

http://whatisusa.info/cunningham-us-actions-in-yemen-the-policy-lead-b...

Mar 28 04:28

Cunningham US Actions In Yemen: The Policy Lead By The Laws Of The Jungle

The United States supports the international coalition, which includes Sudan, the US State Department announced the state – sponsor of terrorism, indicating that the duality of Washington’s policy, says the American journalist Finnian Cunningham.

http://whatisusa.info/cunningham-us-actions-in-yemen-the-policy-lead-b...

Mar 27 14:20

See Ex-CIA Director Porter Goss Squirm As He Gets Grilled About CIA Torture

Former CIA Director Peter Goss said the bipartisan Senate Committee Report on the CIA’s Use of Torture was "not the full truth" and criticized Sen. John McCain for defending it.

Mar 27 10:26

Expected trials at Guantanamo falls to new low

The US Government has revealed that the number of detainees it expects to be given a trial at Guantanamo has fallen to a new low, with a maximum of just seven more of the remaining 122 people being held at the prison expected to face charges.

Mar 27 09:22

American Journalist: The CIA Is Afraid To Reveal New Details About The Crash MH17

According to the famous American journalist Robert Parry, central military command has information about the crash of the Boeing 777 Malaysian in the Donets Basin, but is not going to disclose, as they contradict the official version of the US that the airliner was shot down by the militias.

http://whatisusa.info/american-journalist-the-cia-is-afraid-to-reveal-...

Mar 27 09:12

Israel committed war crimes in Gaza war: Rights group

A nongovernmental federation for human rights organizations says Israel perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity during its devastating military onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip last summer.

In a report entitled “Trapped and Punished: The Gaza Civilian Population under Operation Protective Edge” published on Friday, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) pointed to examples of indiscriminate and direct attacks against civilians and civilian objects, disproportionate use of force as well as deliberate attacks targeting medical services during the Israeli war on Gaza.

The report further made a reference to Israel’s “refusal of access to humanitarian relief, the targeting of residential areas, operational healthcare facilities and transport, and life-sustaining civilian infrastructure” among the regime’s violations of international law.

Mar 27 08:09

An American Soldier Was Preparing An Attack On A Military Base In Illinois

Edmonds Hasan was arrested by FBI agents in Chicago Midway International Airport.
A US soldier was arrested at Chicago airport while attempting to travel to join the ranks of the Islamic State (ISIS) with his cousin, who was planning attacks on military installations, said Thursday the Justice Department said in a statement.

http://whatisusa.info/detain-a-us-military-by-supporting-isis/

Mar 27 07:50

Saddam Hussein – The Trial You Will Never See

A very good documentary about how Saddam Hussein was actively supported by the United States and other Western powers to get sophisticated arms, intelligence and chemical weapons to fight Khomeini’s Iran, everyone’s bogeyman of the 1980s. Human Rights violations by Saddam Hussein were criminally ignored by the United States and others, as long as he fought Iran, and right until the run up to his invasion of Kuwait. This documentary will shatter the notion of the United States and others as human rights champions, as Saddam Hussein’s killings were always known to the United States State Department and White House. This documentary at last let’s us know what Saddam’s sham trial in Baghdad was never meant to reveal to everyone.

Mar 27 06:00

How Hillary Clinton Is Responsible for Overthrowing Ukraine and Provoking War with Russia

In this video Luke Rudkowski does deep researching into Hillary Clinton’s connection with her foundation CGI and the current pro western backed Ukrainian government. We get in the field accounts, videos and aerial footage of how Ukraine is now violating the cease fire after it was announced it will get lethal aid by the U.S.

Mar 27 03:24

Detain A US Military By Supporting ISIS

Edmonds Hasan was arrested by FBI agents in Chicago Midway International Airport.

A US soldier was arrested at Chicago airport while attempting to travel to join the ranks of the Islamic State (ISIS) with his cousin, who was planning attacks on military installations, said Thursday the Justice Department said in a statement.

Hasan Edmonds, 22 and a member of the National Guard, was arrested by FBI agents on Wednesday at the Chicago Midway International Airport as he was boarding a flight to Egypt.

http://whatisusa.info/detain-a-us-military-by-supporting-isis/

Mar 26 13:40

Globalist Wars Killed Over 2 Million People in Last Decade

U.S. wars initiated at the behest of a global financial elite killed more than 2,000,000 people, according to a report published by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Mar 26 07:05

Tribute to Rachel Corrie

Mar 25 11:25

Utah Signs Law Allowing Prisoners To Shoot When No Lethal Injections

The project was presented by Paul Ray, who says the squad is the most humane form of execution.

Utah became the first state to allow a firing squad if the lethal drugs are not available.

The Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that makes use of firing squads for executions, if drugs for lethal injections are not available legal.

http://whatisusa.info/utah-signs-law-allowing-prisoners-to-shoot-when-...

Mar 25 11:17

STUDY: U.S. "WAR ON TERROR" HAS LEFT OVER 1 MILLION DEAD IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN

The U.S.-led Multinational Force (MNA) in Iraq, the NATO International Securi-ty Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and the U.S. Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-A), also in Afghanistan, have carefully kept a running total of fatalities they have suffered. However, the military’s only interest has been in counting “their” bodies: 4,804 MNA soldiers have died in Iraq between March 2003 and February 2012, the date when the U.S. body counting stopped. As of early June 2013, 3,323 ISAF and OEF soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan since 2001.

Mar 25 10:38

Authorities Linked To Robert Durst With Another Disappearance

Justice denied bail because of the risk of leakage.

Authorities investigating an unsolved case of several decades in the state of Vermont confirmed that there is a connection between millionaire Robert Durst and the disappearance in 1971 of Lynne Schulze, a student at Middlebury College.

"We are aware of the connection between the disappearance of Lynne Schulze and Robert Durst," he told CNN Captain Thomas Hanley, the Middlebury Police Department. "We have been aware of this connection for several years and have been working with various external agencies as we follow this track".

http://whatisusa.info/authorities-linked-to-robert-durst-with-another-...

Mar 25 06:44

TUNISIAN TERROR ATTACK SUSPECTS TRAINED IN U.S. “LIBERATED” LIBYA

Libya has turned into a complete and total disaster zone/terrorist training camp ever since America and its allies decided to liberate it. While certainly not perfect under Qaddafi, it was an infinitely better place before NATO intervention than after. Not only that, but the entire justification for the “freedom” delivered to it by Western powers was, naturally, based on lies and propaganda. I covered this last month in the post, The Forgotten War – Understanding the Incredible Debacle Left Behind by NATO in Libya.

Mar 25 02:55

Arizona Gov. Ask Veto Law Officers Involved In Deaths

At first the initiative requested that the names were protected for 90 days.
Civil rights advocates filed a petition with 2,400 signatures urging the Governor of Arizona, Doug Duceym to veto a bill that would allow up to 60 days hide the names of officers involved in deaths in developing their work.

More than two dozen demonstrators reached the outskirts of Ducey offices in Phoenix to reject the SB-1445 initiative, which will be submitted at any time Republican governor’s desk.

http://whatisusa.info/arizona-gov-ask-veto-law-officers-involved-in-de...

Mar 24 11:47

Zimmerman Blames Obama For Racial Tension After The Death Of Trayvon Martin

The found not guilty of murdering man Trayvon Martin said President treated him unfairly.
George Zimmerman said that a person in his situation can not feel guilty about surviving a confrontation like the one he had with Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who shot and killed three years ago in Florida. He also criticized the reaction of President Barack Obama regarding this case.

Zimmerman said he would be guilty only if he thought he could have done something differently that would have saved the lives of both.

http://whatisusa.info/zimmerman-blames-obama-for-racial-tension-after-...

Mar 24 10:01

Is Netanyahu Behind the Massacre in Tunis?

Is Israeli intelligence behind the massacre in Tunis? Ask yourself, why would Tunisians commit such a monstrous atrocity that harms no one - but Tunisia? Cui bono?

The senseless terrorist attack on innocent civilians at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, in fact, bolstered no one except Benjamin Netanyahu, whose duplicity had been utterly exposed the day before the attack - when he was re-elected to head the Zionist state that occupies Palestine.

No group had even claimed responsibility for the murderous attack on tourists visiting the Bardo National Museum in Tunis until the Israeli website, SITE Intelligence Group, "interpreted" the terrorist attack for the Western media - and blamed Islamic State - the following day.

The Israeli interpretation, from Mossad's SITE, of the attack in Tunis could have come straight out of one of Netanyahu's books from the 1980s about "Fighting Terrorism."

Mar 24 07:29

Threats To The US Military Is Not Related To The Burglary Database

The Ministry of Defence is serious about any threats against members.

According to US officials, there is no evidence that the publication of the “Islamic state” names, addresses and photos of 100 US military in the murder of Islamists who are calling on their supporters in the United States, was the result of hacking databases.

http://whatisusa.info/threats-to-the-us-military-is-not-related-to-the...

Mar 24 04:32

Right lessons to be drawn from the past on Yugoslavia bombing anniversary — Russian ForMin

It is critically important to abandon the practice of double standards, unilateral and selective interpretation of international law, Russian Foreign Ministry says.
On March 24, 1999, NATO launched a war against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, beginning a barbaric bombing campaign. This act of aggression crudely violated the UN Charter, the provisions of the Helsinki Final Act, universally recognized norms of international law and the UN Security Council resolution on the Kosovo settlement.

Mar 23 18:30

The Debate: Bush and Blair War Crimes: Ken O'Keefe

In March 2003, the US and its allies invaded Iraq under the pretext of annihilating weapons of mass destruction Saddam Hussein had in his arsenals. George W. Bush and Tony Blair, the leaders of the US and Britain, spearheaded the invasion that removed Saddam, the former Iraqi dictator, from power, yet left the country in ruins and claimed more than a million Iraqi lives. In this edition of the Debate, we ask Ken O'Keefe, a peace activist and former US Marine from London, and Lee Kaplan, an investigative journalist from San Francisco to answer when those responsible for the war crimes will be held accountable.

Mar 23 14:56

Detainees in Egypt's Abu Zaabal prison complain of torture

According to Ali Halabi, an activist who has been following the case of the January 25 detainees, it all began when prison forces attacked Ahmed Gamal Zeyada, a journalist, and other detainees tried to protect him.

Mar 23 12:10

For Hamza: Arms Sanctions against Israel’s Everyday Terrorism

To boost Israeli arms sales, Palestinian families have suffered three onslaughts of ‘systematic genocide’ wars in 6 years and are condemned to a life that is unnatural, stressful, traumatic waiting for the next Israeli weapons testing that will again turn Gaza into ground zero*……

Mar 23 11:02

Israel’s “Every Day Terrorism”, Crimes against Palestinian Children. For Hamza: Arms Sanctions Against Israel

Look carefully, look tenderly, don’t turn away. Please don’t turn away as all the nations of the world have, for decades, turned away from Palestine.

Hamza is Palestine.

Look carefully at Israel’s savage violation to his once perfect little body when on the 25th July 2014, Israel’s soldiers loaded and fired pale blue artillery shells that discharged white incendiary rain on Gaza in hundreds of phosphorous-impregnated felt wedges as Hamza and his family slept.

Imagine the agony Hamza suffered from the moment the white phosphorous struck and burrowed through his soft three year old skin. Phosphorous burns are only contained by blocking off oxygen but the extreme pain and, as you can see, the horrific tissue damage endures.

Hamza’s father and two siblings were also burnt but luckily their injuries were less severe. Imagine the wounded family’s terrifying walk through the night to the nearest hospital.

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As someone who loves children, looking at this image is very painful for me.

But even more painful is the clear realization that the Israeli government's attitude that this child doesn't matter; that he is just a statistic, collateral damage, if you will, and not to be given a second's thought.

The members of the IDF who ran this operation are probably cursing to themselves that they didn't finish the family off, outright.

And there's the problem.

The nation of Israel, in the 21st century, has become a singularly dystopian country; a xenophobically apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons.

Unfortunately, the US government has enabled this behaviour by doling out money and weapons (all of which are completely illegal, under the Symington Act)to a country where its leadership believes that there is no moral or spiritual parity, or equivalent, between the lives of Palestinians, and the lives of Israelis.

This would be a terrible failing for even one individual to believe this way; but when your entire nation believes this, it is a recipe for an absolute catastrophe.

Mar 23 09:52

US News Website Accuses Google of Censorship over Photos of Abu Ghraib, Dead Ukrainians

Non-interventionist news portal Antiwar.com has accused Google of using “authoritarian” tactics and being “an arm of the US State Dept.,” after it stopped providing adverts on several of its stories, which the tech giant says violate its policy.

The conflict erupted last Sunday, when the tech giant notified the website that its advertising service AdSense would be disabled, due to depictions of “violence” and “gore” next to its ads, in what Antiwar.com said was a “big hit” to its funding. As an example of the violations it listed a 2006 article containing photos of torture from Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq – which Antiwar.com says has been viewed over 2 million times – and urged the administrators to “check all other remaining sites in your account for compliance.”

Mar 23 08:53

Israel shuns UN rights session on Gaza onslaught

Israel has inexplicably shunned a UN Human Rights Council’s special session on the grim situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, and the Israeli military’s devastating offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip last summer.

A source close to the council said on condition of anonymity that Israel's absence from the meeting in the Swiss city of Geneva on Monday clearly amounted to a boycott.

"We won't comment on that," a spokeswoman with the Israeli mission said. The United States also did not take part in Monday's discussions.

Mar 23 08:29

Sept. 11 Museum honored at Disneyland, angering vics' kin

The 9/11 Museum was feted in a lavish gala thrown by an attraction association at Disneyland — a slight victims’ families said was another sign the nonprofit is more focused on money than the memory of their loved ones.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum was honored with the Themed Entertainment Association’s “Extraordinary Cultural Achievement” award at the Anaheim, Calif., event.

“It’s totally outrageous that they would participate in this,” Jim Riches, a retired firefighter who lost his son, Firefighter Jimmy Riches, on Sept. 11, told the Daily News. “It’s a moneymaking place for entertainment and they got an award for it. They’ve made it into an amusement park.”

Mar 23 06:51

DATE SET FOR CHICAGO POLICE TORTURE REPARATIONS HEARING

From 1972-1991 over 100 African-American men and women were tortured into giving false confessions under the reign of police commander Jon Burge. Some spent decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit and few have received any monetary assistance from the government.

Mar 22 09:53

flashback - Warcrimes Coverup - UK soldiers 'beat innocent Iraqi men in black ops jails

but secret justice law means their torture will be hidden forever'

Mar 22 08:50

FLASHBACK - Chicago Police Caught Disappearing People Into Secret CIA-Style Detention Center

The Guardian has reported that Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.” From violations of due process to torture, the revelations raise serious concerns about the deteriorating state of freedom and justice in the United States.

Mar 22 03:38

Judge orders US government to stop suppressing evidence of torture and abuse

On Friday last a federal judge ordered the U.S. government to release more than 2,000 photographs showing abuse and torture of people detained by the American military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mar 21 19:21

Why Do American Weapons End Up in Our Enemies’ Hands?

It happens so often you wonder whether it is due to total ineptness or a deliberate policy to undermine our efforts overseas. It’s most likely a result of corruption and unintended consequences, combined with a foreign policy that makes it impossible to determine who are our friends are and who are our enemies. One would think that so many failures in arming others to do our bidding in our effort to control an empire would awaken our leaders and the American people and prompt policy changes.

Mar 21 19:02

A Family Business of Perpetual War

Neoconservative pundit Robert Kagan and his wife, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, run a remarkable family business: she has sparked a hot war in Ukraine and helped launch Cold War II with Russia – and he steps in to demand that Congress jack up military spending so America can meet these new security threats. This extraordinary husband-and-wife duo makes quite a one-two punch for the Military-Industrial Complex, an inside-outside team that creates the need for more military spending, applies political pressure to ensure higher appropriations, and watches as thankful weapons manufacturers lavish grants on like-minded hawkish Washington think tanks.

Mar 21 09:36

Breaking the Spell, The Holocaust Myth and Reality

Nicholas Kollerstrom, PhD, is an English author, historian of science, and political activist. He was an honorary member of staff at University College London (UCL) for 11 years. Dr. Kollerstrom has always had an interest in Hermetic-alchemical issues and is presently managing New Alchemy Press. He is the author of several articles and books, and joins us to speak about his latest publication, Breaking the Spell, The Holocaust Myth and Reality. We begin our discussion with an analysis of the real physical data that exists relating to the purported existence of huge cyanide gas chambers in Nazi concentration camps.

Mar 21 08:55

Holodomor: The Ukrainian Holocaust of 1933

The killing of 10 million Christians by the Jewish Bolsheviks under Joseph Stalin 1932-1933 in Ukraine. These events are also known as Holodomor.

Mar 21 08:53

Judge orders release of detainee abuse photos

A federal judge has ordered the release of about 2,000 photos depicting the abuse of prisoners in U.S. military custody—images that President Barack Obama declared years ago should be kept from public view.

New York-based U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein said he told government lawyers last month that he viewed a certification then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed in 2012 as not legally adequate to withhold the photos. The judge called the finding "deficient because it was not sufficiently individualized and it did not establish the Secretary's own basis for concluding that disclosure would endanger Americans."

Mar 21 07:12

UN officials accused of bowing to Israeli pressure over children's rights list

Senior UN officials in Jerusalem have been accused of caving in to Israeli pressure to abandon moves to include the state’s armed forces on a UN list of serious violators of children’s rights.

UN officials backed away from recommending that the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) be included on the list following telephone calls from senior Israeli officials. The Israelis allegedly warned of serious consequences if a meeting of UN agencies and NGOs based in Jerusalem to ratify the recommendation went ahead. Within hours, the meeting was cancelled.

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Mar 21 03:28

A Gunman Caused Panic In New Orleans Airport

The suspect was immediately controlled by the authorities.

A man brandishing a machete and a can of tear gas entered the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans on Friday night and attacked three agents, which was shot by an officer of the Administration Transportation Safety (TSA) as reported by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The incident caused panic at the airport, which closed for 20 minutes as well as a large police presence.

http://whatisusa.info/a-gunman-caused-panic-in-new-orleans-airport/

Mar 21 03:19

The FBI Is Investigating The Death Of An African American Who Was Found Hanging From A Tree

Both the FBI and the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department has opened an investigation by the finding in Mississippi.
Both the FBI and the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department has opened an investigation by the finding Thursday body Otis Byrd, an African American man of 54 years who was found hanging from a tree near his home in Port Gibson, Mississippi.
The man was missing since March 2 and its absence was reported to authorities six days later. Therefore, the Sheriff's Office had organized Claiborne County man search.

http://whatisusa.info/the-fbi-is-investigating-the-death-of-an-african...

Mar 20 22:37

America’s Dead-End in the Middle East

When empires weaken, they don’t merely withdraw. Rather, they leave behind a trail of broken promises and confusion.

When columnist Thomas L. Friedman suggests the U.S. should arm ISIS – thus joining the Saudi-Israeli regional war on Iran and the Shiites – it seems time to question the sanity of U.S. opinion- and policy-makers. But that is where the muddled U.S. post-9/11 strategy has led, explains Daniel Lazare.

Mar 20 19:46

Chicago police commander resigns in wake of Homan Square black site revelations

The news came as attorneys for three Homan Square victims announced that they would file the first civil rights lawsuit over the facility with the aim of shutting down the complex likened by attorneys and activists to the domestic law enforcement equivalent of a CIA “black site.”

Mar 20 10:18

Five High School Students In Tucson Planned To Kill A Fellow

Four of those arrested are minors and their names are being withheld while one more is 18 years old.
Five high school students in Tucson were arrested late Wednesday for masterminding the murder of another student on campus, according to local authorities revealed.
Tucson police reported that five youths were taken to the Pima County Jail on suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

http://whatisusa.info/five-high-school-students-in-tucson-planned-to-k...

Mar 19 19:49

Netanyahu’s Victory: Now What President Obama?

Netanyahu's outright rejection of a Palestinian state and his promise to go on building more and more illegal settlements leave Obama without any wriggle room.

“Love him (Netanyahu) or hate him, this is the face of Israel.” That’s how Uriel Heilman concluded an article for the JTA (Jewish Telegraph Agency) on Netanyahu’s election victory after noting that he had shown his true colours by declaring that there would be no Palestinian state while he is in charge. What President Obama now has to decide is whether or not he will allow Netanyahu to remain in charge of American policy for Israel-Palestine.

Mar 19 19:46

Netanyahu Unmasks Israel

With the facades gone, Americans must decide if they will embrace this apartheid system or not...

Desperate to win reelection, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stripped off Israel’s mask and exposed the ugliness that has deformed his country over the past several decades.He abandoned the subterfuge of a two-state solution, exposed the crass racism that underlies Israeli politics, and revealed Israel’s blatant control of the U.S. Congress.

For years, U.S. politicians have rejected allegations of Israeli racism and excused mistreatment of the Palestinians as a temporary necessity that would be fixed by a two-state solution. But Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has destroyed those arguments in his panic to keep his job, reports Robert Parry.

Mar 19 17:29

Netanyahu Unmasks Israel

For years, U.S. politicians have rejected allegations of Israeli racism and excused mistreatment of the Palestinians as a temporary necessity that would be fixed by a two-state solution. But Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has destroyed those arguments in his panic to keep his job, reports Robert Parry.

Mar 19 09:52

UK-Iraq abuse inquiry refuses to consider CIA torture report

The body tasked with investigating British abuses in Iraq has said it will not request as evidence the US Senate’s report on CIA torture, in the case of two Pakistani men tortured and rendered by the UK and the US.

Yunus Rahmatullah and Amanatullah Ali were captured and tortured by British operatives in Iraq in 2004, before being rendered to the US-run Bagram prison in Afghanistan. They were held incommunicado for a further decade before their release to Pakistan in 2014.

Mar 19 07:45

Report: US-Backed Forces Committing Atrocities, Fueling Sectarianism in Iraq

An investigation released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch adds to mounting evidence that U.S.-backed forces in Iraq are fueling sectarianism and committing atrocities against Sunnis in the ongoing war on ISIS.

Mar 19 05:05

Suspended A Fraternity Of Penn State For Posting Illicit Images

Members of Kappa Delta Rho had a social network with images of selling drugs and naked women.
A fraternity at the Penn State University was suspended while officials investigate allegations that the group maintains a private Facebook page where he allegedly posted photos of partially nude women and illicit activities and the consumption and sale of drugs.

The bodies of university security officials said members of the fraternity published pictures of selling drugs, acts of ‘bullying’ and women seemed to unconsciousness or asleep. Police said the page, which belongs to the members of the fraternity Kappa Delta Rho, had about 150 members exclusive invitation, some current students and graduates and others.

http://whatisusa.info/suspended-a-fraternity-of-penn-state-for-posting...

Mar 19 04:46

A Mexican Who Planned To Join Al Qaeda Was Convicted In California

Vidriales Santana was arrested in November 2012 in a small village located east of Los Angeles.
The Federal Court in Riverside, California, sentenced to ten years in prison for Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, a Mexican immigrant of 24 years accused of joining a jihadist cell on American soil he planned to join the terrorist group Al Qaeda.

Santana Vidriales received a reduced after collaborating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sentence after he was arrested in November 2012 in a small village located east of Los Angeles prior to travel along with two accomplices to Mexico, from continue its Odyssey to Afghanistan, where he would meet with the leader of the cell, Sohiel Omar Kabir to plan an attack.

http://whatisusa.info/a-mexican-who-planned-to-join-al-qaeda-was-convi...

Mar 19 03:02

Study Reveals Violence And Lack Of Rights In Mexican Prisons

The vast majority of prisoners has not turned 30 years old and come from poor families.

Half of the prisoners in the prisons of the largest metropolitan area in Mexico say they were beaten at the time of his arrest to force them to change their statement.

http://whatisusa.info/study-reveals-violence-and-lack-of-rights-in-mex...

Mar 19 00:48

Two Latin American Among Victims Of Deadly Attack Tunisia

The terrorist massacre in a museum in Tunisia left 21 dead and dozens injured tourists.

On Wednesday, the capital of Tunisia was the scene of a deadly terrorist attack that killed 21 people. Among the victims are two Colombians. Eight Mexicans and four Argentines, who were also present at the time of the shooting, managed to escape unharmed.

http://whatisusa.info/two-latin-american-among-victims-of-deadly-attac...

Mar 18 14:31

US Muslim tortured in UAE for 106 days struggles to prove FBI hand

A US citizen, who was put on a no-fly list, declared a threat to national security and tortured in an UAE prison after refusing to become an FBI informant, is having a hard time proving it happened at the behest of the US authorities.

Mar 18 11:19

Flashback 2014 - Have We Been Deceived About What Happened on 9/11? - Christopher Bollyn

A lecture by Christopher Bollyn that took place the 25th of May 2014 in Gothenburg Sweden.

Christopher Bollyn is an American journalist who has investigated the events of 9-11. He helped Professor Steven E. Jones in the spring and summer of 2006, when Jones found solid evidence of Thermite in the dust of the Twin Towers. The discovery and discussion of Thermite in the demolition of the World Trade Center led to serious trouble for both Jones and Bollyn. In the end Bollyn had to go into exile.

Christopher Bollyn has written several book on the subject, for example "Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World".

The lecture was arranged by the Cui Bono Association.

Mar 18 07:20

Obama Administration Sued Over US Drone Kill List

In the fight against radical extremists, the White House maintains a top secret "kill list," which lists the names of those targeted by lethal drone strikes. The covert nature of the drone operations has always been problematic, and now a civil liberties group is suing the Obama administration over its secret assassinations.

Mar 18 03:01

California Shooting Leaves At Least Three Dead

The shooting occurred in the center of Stockton in the area of ??Madison and Park.

At least seven people were shot in a grocery store in Stockton on Tuesday night, killing three people.

According to first reports the shooting occurred in the center of Stockton in the area of ??Madison and Park.

http://whatisusa.info/california-shooting-leaves-at-least-three-dead/

Mar 17 12:07

Architects of Iraq War ADMIT It Was Illegal

The chief American prosecutor for the Nuremberg war crime trials – Robert H. Jackson – stated:

To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.

Forget third-hand allegations … the architects of the Iraq war admit that they initiated a war of aggression, not a war to defend America from imminent attack.

Mar 17 11:24

Denounce Abuses In ICE Raids In South Florida

Denucia woman who suffered abuse by ICE agents who tried to arrest undocumented family.
A family of immigrants in Homestead, South Florida, denounced abuses by federal agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE, for its acronym in English) for a national five-day raid resulted in the arrest of more than 2 thousand undocumented.

The government ensures that all detainees had criminal records and were placed in deportation proceedings.

http://whatisusa.info/denounce-abuses-in-ice-raids-in-south-florida/

Mar 17 08:43

This is the moral Israeli army in action ?

SHOCKING!! Video of Israeli Torture

Mar 17 04:39

For Angel Gonzalez Hispanics Are The Most Discriminated In US Prisons

Angel Gonzalez met with the Consul Carlos Martín Jiménez Macías.
Angel Gonzalez took him 20 years of his life to prove his innocence for a crime he did not commit. He waited for science was on his side.

During an interview for Time 21 program, González explained that from the beginning there were irregularities in his case because he did not have a translator.

http://whatisusa.info/for-angel-gonzalez-hispanics-are-the-most-discri...

Mar 17 03:33

Pentagon blocks UN torture investigator from meeting Gitmo detainees

The Pentagon said it will refuse the United Nations special rapporteur on torture from interviewing or even meeting detainees held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. The UN’s Juan E. Mendez called for increased access to the prison last week.

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