Articles by John Robles II as Columnist for VOR: Volume III

John Anthony Robles II

Jar2

JULY 2013

Crisis Actors: Creating the Fake Terror Reality for the Security State

2 July, 2013 19:11  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Crisis_Actors.html

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Disturbing pictures have appeared on the internet, showing what appear to be “crisis actors” pretending to be bombing victims and involved in multiple tragedies. Theorists claim some of these individuals were at the scene of the Sandy Hook tragedy and the Boston Marathon bombing as well as other events. Photos have also appeared apparently showing staged scenes, fake blood, smiling victims, fake smoke and the glass and mirrors of a fabricated event. Are there really people who perform in staged events for the government? Believe it or not the answer to that question is yes

A new “job description” has recently entered into the mainstream of English vocabulary usage that is at once both disturbing, in the context that it has repeatedly appeared, and quite normal and benign in the context that it was supposed to be used originally.

That job description or “job title” is Crisis Actor and it has recently been repeated all over the net along with the words “false flag” to describe the events at the Boston Marathon.

The reason for the widespread discussion and conspiracy theories that have sprung from the otherwise completely healthy debate of the event, is pictures that have been making the rounds which show what appears to be staged scenes among publically available footage of the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath.

Many of the photos are cause for serious concern as they show what appears to be paint, instead of blood, smiling and relaxed looking “victims” and other obvious anomalies that do not fit into the events at the Boston Marathon or a terrorist act.

Many on the net claim that part of the footage was made by “crisis actors” and specially staged, so as to ensure maximum effect and shock was achieved by the footage. But what is a crisis actor? Do they really exist?

Well the answer to that question is a resounding and quite factually based “Yes”!

No crisis actors are not some made up player in a “false flag attack conspiracy theory” but an actual job usually filled by U.S. Federal Government or state employees, government connected actors and actresses or even military personnel.

There is a page on Facebook called, quite unceremoniously, “Crisis Actors”, and the Denver Colorado based owners of the page state: “The members of Crisis Actors are experienced, passionate actors committed to creating superior training events and programs for professional and non-traditional first responders. They deliver intense, realistic performances of people under stress - on location, in the studio, or in a 3D motion-capture lab - while response agencies work to improve their ability to manage life-threatening incidents large and small.”

According to the page the actors of the Denver group have apparently performed in events concerning: “… domestic violence, community turmoil, and risk behaviors. Played the roles of: “…frantic parents, nosey neighbors, aggressive reporters, injured victims, victims in shock, hecklers in the crowd, motorists blocking traffic, bystanders giving wrong information, victims suddenly fighting those saving them, online conspiracy-mongers…”

The events they perform in have included: “… active shooter and intruder emergencies, teen suicide, bullying, cutting, building collapse, severe weather, HAZMAT spill, concussion, gang violence, bus accidents, and many others.”

The site claims: “Our actors register with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for their training certificates…”

They then call for participants (But why New York urban theater?): “If you are an actor with exceptional talent we invite you to come to our next audition in Denver, to be announced on our site. We are looking for actors comfortable with both classical and modern theater, and are particularly interested in actors familiar with the Group Theatre in New York.”

The job of the Crisis Actor is to help first responders, emergency personnel and command structures train to make real-time decisions and experience real world situations and is summarized like this by the site crisisactors.org:“Story-driven simulation is a technology that expands on previous research efforts to create interactive experiences in virtual worlds where the outcomes are known and specified in advance by instructional designers (e.g., Cleave, 1997). This approach allows instructional designers to work with storyline writers to create a training experience that is dramatically engaging and includes a specific set of training experiences, but to do so in a manner that allows for a high degree of interactivity.”

So far it all sounds reasonable, plausible and above board. But what if you take this to the next level, as the CIA and certain agencies always do. I mean we know the pretexts for the war in Iraq were fabricated. We know building 7 at the WTC was a controlled demolition, then why would it be such a stretch to believe that the U.S. authorities might go live with a terrorist training exercise or perhaps spice it up to gain maximum impact? Possible? Perhaps.

There are disturbing photographs making the rounds on the internet right now that show fake blood and supposed “crisis actors” playing roles as victims. If they are real they need to be followed up on, if they are fakes they need to be gotten to the bottom of. Regardless, crisis actors are real and the role they play is necessary albeit it, a little unusual and disturbing.

The end of Morsi; another U.S. backed failure?

2 July, 05:09   http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Mohammed_Morsi.html

The Egyptian military and opposition groups have given Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood an ultimatum to step down from power. For a leader who was expected to harken in change in Egypt such a short time ago the people have proven that even if Islamic Fundamentalists are supported by America they are not necessarily welcome or wanted in their countries. Will Morsi step down? If he cares about the Egyptian people and is really their leader, perhaps he will listen, unless he has another agenda.

This week’s CIA-planted-little-despot-in-trouble-with-his-own-people is Mohamed Morsi so I’ve decided to take a look at Mohamed Morsi and his not so shadowy past in order to shed some light on exactly who Mohamed Morsi and what exactly is the true nature of the Muslim Brotherhood. For further reading just type in the words morsi cia into your PRISM/Google browser and you will be presented with thousands of pages of information connecting and detailing the long and sordid relationship between Morsi and the CIA.

I am sure you are following the news dear reader and are aware that the latest popular uprising in Egypt has given Mr. Morsi until tomorrow evening, Tuesday July 2, 2013 to step down from power along with the Muslim Brotherhood, if he doesn’t the more than 17 million people who took to the streets on Sunday will take to the streets again and the country will be plunged into a state nearing civil war.

This is astounding news for many as he was just placed in power a few days over a year ago after the popular revolts of the now infamous Arab Spring and much of the world believed that perhaps there would be some stability in Egypt. That is not to be the case and it is possible that the Arab Spring was a geopolitical plan by Israel and the U.S. for fomenting permanent instability in the region and things have gone exactly as planned.

Calls for the stepping down from power of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have now come from the Egyptian military. On Monday the Egyptian Army issued an ultimatum to Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood giving them 48 hours to meet the demands of the people and promising that if those demands are not met that they will be forced to intervene.

According to the Washington Post the statement aired on national television by military commander Abdel Fatah al-Sissi was as follows: “The armed forces reiterates its call to meet the demands of the people, and it gives everyone 48 hours as a last chance to carry the burden of the ongoing historic circumstances that the country is going through”.

“If the demands of the people are not met within the given period of time, the military will be compelled by its national and historic responsibilities, and in respect for the demands of Egypt’s great people, to announce a roadmap for the future, and procedures that it will supervise involving the participation of all the factions and groups.”

The warning came as millions of people took to the streets for a second day on Monday calling for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to step down from power. The ultimatum from the army is remarkable as the army of any country is supposed to follow the commander in chief which in almost every country is the president. The fact that army has issued such a warning to Morsi guarantees that they will in fact intervene on behalf of the Egyptian people who in the millions are calling for Morsi and his Western backed “brotherhood” to step down. The military said the ultimatum was Morsi’s “last chance”.

A youth movement in Egypt called “Rebel” has issued the call for Morsi’s removal from by Tuesday evening as the standoff between Mori and the Muslim Brotherhoods’ supporters and opposition forces continues and have already left at least 17 people dead and nearly 800 injured.

In light of the recent history of crackdowns and repression by leaders by the militaries of many countries of the world blindly following the orders of presidents who are no longer the legitimate leaders of their countries, this announcement is at once refreshing and at the same time a worrisome precedent and a warning for all of the other Western backed leaders in the region and around the world.

This may be a sign that the day of the CIA backed Western puppet regime is numbered and that the world is becoming well enough informed about the so-called “Democracy spreading” United States of America and their surrogates around the world, that they will not be tolerating leaders who have been put into power to serve their true masters in Washington.

To underline that this is just another failure by the West in it’s never ending quest to take over countries, while pretending to install and promote “democracy”, and install leaders who will bend to the American and Western will, is in fact a disservice to the Egyptian people, but from a global geopolitical perspective, this is exactly what it is, another puppet, in another resource rich country, and another failure.

Some say that instability in the Middle East was designed and planned to allow for constant NATO and Western intervention as having weak and unstable countries all over the world is something that Washington’s geopolitical planners desire and need to fulfill their plans of global domination.

The history of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi show ties with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and there are claims that it was actually the CIA that has helped the Muslim Brotherhood come to power and that it was created in the 1920’s by the MI-6 to weaken Egyptian secular forces and in fact recruited Morsi many years ago.

The Muslim Brotherhood is claimed to have been used in the 70s in Afghanistan, around the same time that the CIA created al-Qaeda and was funding and recruiting fighters from Madrases in Afghanistan. It is said that Anwar Sadat was killed by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1981, that they attempted to take power in Syria in 1982 and that they have been involved in revolts in Algeria, Libya, Yemen and even in Somalia.

Morsi himself is said to have been recruited by the CIA many years ago and it is interesting to note that his children have U.S. citizenship and that he was in prison for treason when he was pulled out of prison and placed at the head of the Muslim Brotherhood after the fall of Hosni Mubarak and then into the presidency.

Once again, we see the policy of the U.S. in recruiting and using radical elements to overthrow regimes and install their own version of what they want in foreign countries regardless of the wishes or the well-being of the people, leading to failure. This is a clear in Egypt. Whereas as in Kosovo, with Haqim Thaci, it has succeeded.

Will we see the rest of the Arab Spring countries go the same way? If we do it would not be surprising. People know what democracy is, and the U.S. labeling their puppet regimes and their despots as such does not necessarily make it the case. 

NATO and the “phantom menace”: a pretext for global expansion

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27 July, 19:48  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/NATO.html

Upcoming NATO military exercises envisage an attack on Poland and an Article 5 NATO intervention against a foreign power, to the dismay of Russia, these exercises continue the outdated “Cold War” thinking of the West, which refuses to let go of such stereotypes and continues to eschew peace and understanding between nations.

NATO and the West have an agenda, and that agenda is complete and total military domination of the world. Operation “Steadfast Jazz 2013” underlines the real intentions of the alliance, and further serves to destabilize the world and a region where countries should be working for peace.

It is clear that the West is being controlled by the military industrial complex and that peace is not something that they envision for the world. NATO as an organization should have been disbanded after the collapse of the Warsaw Pact but they have done quite the opposite and have continued with a global expansion that has made NATO the single largest military power in the history of the world.

No matter that the cold war has long been over, and the West and NATO’s beloved reason for expansion, the “Evil Specter” of Communism in Europe, has been regulated to the pages of history, the U.S. and its NATO allies need phantoms and demons, rogues nations and terrorists, evil aggressors and vicious invaders to justify their own existence and even more so, to justify their own endless aggressive expansion and disguise the fact that such a global expansion is illegal and in fact a plan aimed at the domination of the world by one power.

NATO, which originally was conceived as a military alliance of North Atlantic countries aimed against the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), has continued its expansion unhindered since the end of the Cold War and now includes members, partners and participants of “special programs” on every continent of the planet except Antarctica.

The organization has used the pretext of terrorism to justify its expansion to many countries and has spread the fear of nuclear missile attacks from Iran and North Korea as a way to terrify countries into joining or supporting the organization or allowing them to, in effect, annex their military forces with promises of protection, training and invulnerability.

NATO has continued to encircle the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China for over a decade with missiles and what are effectively, with the flick of a switch, first strike weapons and a “shield” which will neutralize any Russian or Chinese responsive attack and the have done so with impunity under the claim that Europe is under some sort of threat from Iranian missiles.

Poland has been a key country in the expansion of NATO to the East and key, due to its location, in neutralizing any sort of Russian defensive of counter response, if it is attacked by the West. It is also the latest location where NATO is planning massive training exercises under the pretext of a supposed NATO article 5 defense of Poland under attack from a “phantom enemy” which could only be Russia.

The planned NATO exercises, with the unlikely name of “Steadfast Jazz 2013”, planned for November, include ex-Soviet Baltic Republics; Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as Poland, and envisage those countries being attacked by a “foreign power”. Some unidentified “phantom menace”, and are reminiscent of the Cold War according to the Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, Anatoly Antonov.

At a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in Brussels, the Deputy Defense Minister stated the following: “As we prepared for this meeting, we carefully studied information received from NATO countries about Steadfast Jazz-2013, and I can’t hide the fact that the Russian Defense Ministry was bewildered by the proclaimed goal of this exercise, which envisages the application of Article 5 of the Washington Treaty triggering a response to an aggression against Poland. These drills are in the spirit of the Cold War.”

These words from official Moscow are unlikely to change NATO’s plans as have all previous protests against the alliance’s expansion and the surrounding of Russia with NATO “missile defense” elements, protests which have fallen on deaf ears. NATO has an agenda and they will stop at nothing to fulfill that agenda. The agenda is what you might call an “open secret” and is nothing less than achieving military domination over the entire planet and even the “space” above us.

The U.S. and western military industrial complex are not interested in peace, and while countries in Eastern Europe, former Soviet Republics and other countries across Europe, the Middles East, South America, North America, Scandinavia, Africa and Asia might be spending more on improving their own economies, advancing peace and trade relations with their neighbors and other states, and making life better for their own citizens and those of the world, NATO’s persistent expansion and the demands on member and partner country’s economies and resources diverts precious resources towards their own expansion and the supposed “defense” against “phantom menaces”.

This persistent stance of needing to defend against a “phantom menace” as a pretext towards their own aggressive domination of the world and their own commission of acts of aggression against peaceful countries which do not pose any real threat to the “alliance”, such as Yugoslavia, Libya, Syria, North Korea, Iran, Russia, and China, only serves to destabilize the world and perpetuate an artificial state of endless war and danger.

Sure NATO has not attacked North Korea, Iran, Russia or China, yet, but their aggressive placement of missiles and military infrastructure around these countries and the continuous beating of the war drum by the alliance in no way promotes peace or understanding between nations and in fact has a complete and total destabilizing effect on the entire planet.

Therefore in reality the single biggest threat to peace in today’s world is not from the bogeyman of terrorism, or from a nuclear Iran or North Korea but from the aggressive expansionist saber-rattling polices of the West, namely the United States of America and its NATO subordinates and their constant meddling in countries all over the globe in their endless attempt to dominate and bend the will of the world’s countries to their own agenda. Whether that be access to resources, economic enrichment or other “strategic” goals.

These types of exercises are the antithesis of advancing peaceful relations between nations. The real geopolitical situation which exists in the world, and in particular Europe, today sees no real scenario where Poland is being attacked by an aggressive power (Russia), but the exercises against the phantom menace (which appears to be Russia) serve NATO’s expansion and allows it to further annex and indebt the countries involved.

The fact that NATO members whose militaries are integrated into NATO in effect lose the sovereignty of their militaries is a matter few countries consider and is something that is rarely, if ever touched upon. Just how far countries allow NATO to integrate with their military structures is a question that members should be asking but are not. Blindly trusting the intentions of a military block who ultimate goal is complete and total world domination is a dangerous prospect and one which should set off warning bells but unfortunately the world has been duped into blindly trusting NATO.

McCain harangues Dempsy, Obama wants invasion plans for Syria

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McCain harangues Dempsy, Obama wants invasion plans for Syria

20 July, 19:24 3    http://www.jar2.com/Topics/John_McCain.html

Despite apparent overtures by the new U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, pointing to U.S. willingness to seek a peaceful solution to the internal conflict in Syria, the U.S. continues to seek a pretext and prepare for a military intervention in yet another Middle East country and another country that cannot properly defend itself against U.S. aggression. Recently John McCain has revealed the blood lust driving American politics and the subservient role that the U.S. military plays to politicians whose only interest is their own well-being.

The United States of America continues to pose a further dangerous threat to world peace with another act of aggressive war on yet another Middle East country as it “contemplates” “kinetic strikes” on Syria.

The current news comes as Army General Martin Dempsey faced questions during a confirmation hearing for his second term as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in congressional testimony stated that he has provided U.S. President Barack Obama with options for the use of force.

Dempsey faced hostile and aggressive questioning by failed presidential candidate, Senator John McCain, a proponent of a military invasion of Syria. McCain pressed Dempsey to give his personal opinion on the use of U.S. military force in Syria, something Dempsey refused to do as those decisions are for elected officials to make and when he refused to answer McCain’s questions regarding his opinion on the use of force, McCain committed what amounts to political blackmail, by saying he would hold up the confirmation of Dempsey.

In short we have a war-thirsty McCain attempting to get the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to publicly support another military intervention by the United States. To Dempsey’s credit he did not back down to the onslaught by the almost 80-year-old McCain but did reveal that the U.S. military is actively preparing plans for military intervention in Syria on orders from the Obama Administration.

Dempsey in answer to questions by McCain: “I am in favor of building a moderate opposition and supporting it. The question whether to support it with direct kinetic strikes ... is a decision for our elected officials, not for the senior military leader of the nation.”The use of kinetic strikes: "… is under deliberation inside of our agencies of government.”

Continuing news that American politicians, Obama and the United States are continuing to push for a military solution to the internal Syria conflict mute hopes that Russian brokered, joint Russian-U.S. peace talks in Geneva on the Syrian issue will prove to be fruitful. This also shed a serious doubt on the sincerity of the U.S. in taking parts in any talks that will lead to a peaceful resolution to the problem.

The U.S. is engaged in a full press propaganda campaign on all fronts to allow those who are lusting for more bloodshed to invade Syria, but fortunately for the Syrian people claims of chemical weapons usage and other pretexts for invasion have be met with skepticism.

Country after invaded country the United States has used false, fabricated or self-created situations as evidence to back their invasions and Syria is a perfect example. The U.S. and Obama want to force President Bashar al-Assad from power and they will fabricate and create any pretext to bring about that aim with no regard for the massive blood of the Syrian people that will be spilled.

Calling the aggressive invasion of Syria “kinetic strikes” does not change the fact that such a military action is still nothing more than an aggressive invasion. The same goes with Israel’s “preventive” strikes. It is important to underline and repeat over and over again: Aggressive war is a crime against humanity.

An aggressive invasion of Syria, or any invasion for that matter, will destroy the country, possibly remove the elected president, bring untold suffering and misery on the Syrian people and allow Islamic extremist elements to engage in the genocide of those who go against them. These include Alawites, Orthodox Christians, Jews and every other group that goes against the extremist Islamic elements that the U.S. has supported and imported into the Syrian theater.

Obama, who promised “Change”, is disgracefully continuing down the path begun by his predecessor in making the United States the most dangerous and hated pariah and rogue nation in the history of the world. Yet the U.S. refuses to understand that there is no way that they will ever be able to use force the entire planet into submission.

Anything the U.S. now says about Syria, other than backing a peaceful resolution to the internal conflict, shows the glaring and obvious hypocrisy of the U.S. as they have imported, financed and backed the most violent elements in Syria and are therefore responsible for the destabilization of the country and the mass bloodshed and misery of the Syrian people.

It is clear and obvious that the U.S. has no interest in the well-being of the Syrian people, quite the opposite, as we saw in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Yugoslavia and Libya and every other American “intervention”. Unfortunately there is little we can to do to change that and until the world’s countries pull together to stop the U.S. which has unilaterally assigned itself the role of the ruler of the world.

The U.S. continues to seek military solutions throughout the world has nothing to offer the world as far as trade but they want to redesign the world in their image and the Middle East is their most important target because of the resources in the region. Bashar al-Assad and his independent policies has prevented American hegemony in the Middle East.

The United states cannot attain its ends politically, economically or diplomatically in the Middle East or in other parts of the world and with the number of independent economic and geo-political unions between countries growing and becoming stronger, organizations which the U.S. does not control, the U.S. has to make up for their waning influence by doing what they do best, using threats, bombs, death and destruction to force the world to submit. Such actions are shameful, egregious and crimes against all of humanity.

We have seen by revelation after revelation of illegality that embarrassing the U.S. is not enough, they do not care, it will take a united international effort to reign in the regime in Washington.

As war on Syria rhetoric and propaganda is being ramped up it is important to remind Americans “strong on defense” does not mean launching illegal acts of aggression on small defenseless countries anytime the U.S. wants. Those who repeat that by invading country after country they are “protecting American lives” must be confronted with the fact that there is no threat in Syria to American lives. Unless those “lives” are the lives of the fat, corrupt, morally reprehensible and outrageously criminal war profiteering who will make billions on a Syrian invasion.

Syria is not and has not ever been a threat to America, the real crime against America is an independent stance and protecting their own resources. Recently President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview and explained the reality of the situation in his country:

Bashar al-Assad on foreign meddling in Syria:

“From the outset, the conflict in Syria was not entirely domestic. There are internal Syrian dynamics at play, but the underlying issues today are more directed towards redrawing the map of the region, and the conflicting interests of the great powers. The creation of the BRICS bloc means that the United States will no longer remain the only global power in the world.”

On the west calling for him to step down:

“The Syrian People alone have the authority to grant or withdraw legitimacy. If they withdraw it, then you become illegitimate. And similarly if they give you their support, then you are a legitimate president. Everything else is meaningless shenanigans as far as we are concerned.”

On the West claiming they care about the Syrian people.

“Are these states concerned about democracy in Syria or concerned about the blood of the Syrian people? Let’s be candid. If we start with the United States, we find that it has supported the crimes committed by Israel for decades, since Israel was created in our region. The United States committed massacres in Afghanistan and Iraq resulting in millions being killed, wounded or disabled. France and Britain committed massacres in Libya, with support and cover from the United States. The current Turkish government is knee-deep in Syrian blood. Again are these states really concerned about Syrian blood?”

On the Muslim Brotherhood:

“… from our experience in Syria with the Muslim Brotherhood for over 30 years, they are a group of opportunists, who use religion for their personal advantage.”

There is no way to bring about peace through the use of force and any state that relegates itself to that role has to be reined in. America has shown that it lacks the courage to embrace peace and understanding in conflict resolution, this is now an issue for the international community.

Obama wins back "right" to indefinitely hold Americans, anywhere

18 July, 21:43 1 http://www.jar2.com/Topics/US_International_Crimes.html

An NDAA provision allowing for imprisoning Americans forever without trial was deemed to be unconstitutional last year by one federal court but the White House appealed and won back the right in another. America is in a perilous and delicate place, Jesselyn Radack recently told the Voice of Russia in an interview, and things just continue to get worse. The non-stop assault on the civil liberties and constitutional rights of Americans continues unabated and this time with Obama winning back the right to indefinitely detain and even torture American citizens, it looks like there is no turning back.

The right for Obama and all future presidents to indefinitely imprison Americans, something they can already do to non-US nationals, was cleverly snuck into a defense spending authorization bill called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and was signed by Obama, the first time with the indefinite detention provision in 2012, and then again in 2013.

In 2012 Section 1021, the provision which allows for indefinite detention, was fought in the courts and a federal judge issued an injunction against that part of the legislation, however the White House filed an appeal and Wednesday a New York US Federal Court granted that appeal and gave the Executive Branch the right to indefinitely detain anyone they deem to be an enemy of the United States, or even anyone who provides such “enemies” with support.

The provision does away with Habeas Corpus rights once and for all and allows for the detention of US and other nationals in military prisons even inside the US which is against the US constitution. The NDAA detention provisions signed by Obama are also in violation of international law because they allow for the military detention, by order of the president, of anyone captured who is not a party to an actual armed conflict or on a battlefield as required by the international laws of war and the rules regarding enemy combatants.

The NDAA detention provisions signed by Obama are also in violation of international law because they allow for the military detention, by order of the president, of anyone captured who is not a party to an actual armed conflict or on a battlefield as required by the international laws of war and the rules regarding enemy combatants.

The provision will also allow for the detention of Americans in prisons outside the United States, and all of this without the right to due process, without the right to know what a person is charged with and even without the right to contact an attorney or even relatives if one is detained, effectively allowing the president the right to secretly hold anyone, anywhere in the world for as long as he wants and do whatever he wants to them, including torture (enhanced interrogation).

Coupled with the authority to target Americans for drone extermination, this would also allow for the quiet, secret, extra-judicial execution of anyone the president wants, as long as they are determined to be an enemy of the United States. This includes journalists, whistleblowers, truth-seekers and anyone with a conscience.

Obama had claimed that he was against such powers and has promised to not abuse the power in a signing statement which actually means nothing. In reality the White House’s appeal against the federal ruling that said such powers are illegal, as well as White House statements that have said the president needs such powers to effectively battle terrorism, show that the White House and Obama fully endorse and want such unconstitutional authority.

The ruling allowing for the authority to pass to future presidents and will effectively cement what has been called the “Imperial Presidency” giving the US President powers that even the worst dictators in history could not have imagined in their wildest dreams.

By cleverly attaching the provision in a National Defense Authorization Act, something no “Strong-on-Defense” American politician could go against, the White House has circumvented the law and debate on the provision. It is obvious that if such “rights” were promoted as an independent stand-alone bill, they would not have a snowball’s chance of passing.

Call it Orwellian, fascist or tyrannical, the US President and Government have gone down, and continue to go down, a road that should scare the American populace to death. Unfortunately it seems it is too late to do anything. With the passing of the NDAA and the allowing of the injunction against indefinite detention to be overturned, now the Judiciary, the last hope for the American people, has also chosen to ignore the US Constitution and the rule of law.

Through the NSA programs such as PRISM, they have total surveillance. Through drone related “legal” interpretations and findings they now have the power to extra-judicially execute anyone, anywhere in the world. With Guantanamo they have the “right” to detain and hold anyone, anywhere in the world until the end of time, and even force them to continue living after they have decided to kill themselves through starvation. And lastly through the recent modifications of the Smith-Mundt Act, which I wrote about yesterday, the United States Government and the US President have the right to control and fabricate the information that they allow the US population to have access to.

No dictatorship or tyrannical power in the history of the world has ever had such broad and total powers as Obama has amassed.

No dictatorship or tyrannical power in the history of the world has ever had such broad and total powers as Obama has amassed. His elections promises of “Change You Can Believe In” now ring as a warning. He never did specify that the “Change” would be for the better, and the record has shown that “Change” has been, and continues to be for the worse. We were all fooled.

Broadcasting Board of Governors to be US “Ministry of Truth”, next step in information war

17 July, 16:16   http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Media_Operations.html

In what looks like a desperate move by the US Government to manipulate and misinform the US populace due to the waning popularity of Congress, the Intelligence Community, the “War” Department and the President, on July 2nd the US Government quietly lifted a prohibition on allowing US Government manufactured propaganda to be directed at Americans inside the United States.

With the new “modifications” to the Smith-Mundt Act, propaganda produced by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the propaganda arm of the US Government that broadcasts the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, will now be allowed to be fed to and directed at the American populace. Or in their words “they will provide access” to their “material” so Americans can see what is being broadcast abroad.

If you are reading this then you are one of a growing number of the world’s English reading population that has sought news and information from non-US corporate or government controlled entities. Whether you are interested in hearing unbiased reporting, seeking the truth, attempting to get the whole story or trying to get an opposing view, you have come to the right place.

Thanks to the internet it is possible for people, both in the US as well as the world, to access non-US based independent and alternative media in order to get a real perspective about events that do not go through American filters and may be biased or censored.

An example of such bias might be calling Muammar Gaddafi a dictator rather than a leader, foreign imported terrorists and cannibals in Syria “rebels”, or calling a whistle blower a traitor rather than a whistleblower.

Examples of censorship and blackouts are even more numerous and insidious, some examples include the complete media blackout that exists in the UK with regard to Julian Assange, the limited reporting in the US on Edward Snowden or the complete and almost total blackout and manipulation that exists in Serbia and in any news coming out of that country.

A couple years back Hillary Clinton indignantly complained that the US was losing the global media war. Apparently the US Government thought that the internet would be a US controlled propaganda dissemination and spying tool but unfortunately for Washington this has not been the case and the internet has allowed Americans to access alternative media and alternative views.

This latest step in the US media mind control battle is chilling for many reasons. The extreme and violent reaction by the US Government to the recent revelations of it own illegality by WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, and now Edward Snowden, to name a few, has shown just how truly terrified and obsessed the US Government is, that its own illegality is being revealed.

The Obama Administration and the US Government’s war on journalists, whistleblowers, and truth seekers and their continuing attempts to control, muzzle and censor the internet and the US mass media have not been enough apparently. Now the US wants to transmit propaganda to the US populace, in effect filling the information vacuum they are creating, with their own “manufactured” content and nullifying the mission and the purpose of the Fourth Estate.

This latest move makes it appear even more as if the US Government is using George Orwell’s Oceania as a blueprint for the new “Amerika” and the “Homogenous American World” planned out by the Project for a New American Century. A plan which needed an event such as 9-11 to serve as a catalyst.

9-11 allowed for the total global military expansion of the US and its surrogate NATO, in order to force the world into submission if it decides it does not want to be part of a Homogenous American World.

We have seen the endless state of war that the citizens of Oceania had to live with brought to reality with the endless global “War on Terror”, with endless threats and fabricated battles against “evil” leaders such as Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, Bashar al-Assad, CIA asset Osama Bin Laden and countries destabilized and invaded by the US as examples of how terrible the world is and how “honorable and “just” Big Brother is in “protecting American lives” and spreading democracy.

We have also seen the complete and total surveillance state that the Oceanians had to live under realized though the internet and the NSA’s PRISM and related programs, with the help of “Internet Giants” the American populace has become one glued to their monitors and their narcissistic social media pages ready to accept that everything they do on-line in recorded and watched by “Big Brother” in order to guarantee their own safety. Microsoft even has a patent, taken out in 2011, for something almost exactly like the Oceanian telescreen surveillance system.

Even Oceania’s Ministry of Love and the constant fear of torture or secret indefinite arrest have been realized with the knowledge that the United States tortures and renditions and maintains a “Ministry of Love” type installation in Guantanamo or at Super Max. Moreover the US Government can now drone and indefinitely detain Americans without charge or trial or contact with the outside world.

The only thing that was lacking, as if the corporate controlled American mass media, which almost never goes against the government line, was not enough, was an Orwellian Ministry of Truth. Orwell wrote, ““He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” With the allowing of US Government manufactured propaganda to be directed at Americans, the US now has their own internal Ministry of Truth.

The wording of the legislation and the ease by which it will be manipulated will soon make Americans the subject of Ministry of Truth type propaganda. Not only will your news be filtered Americans, as it is now, but now it will also be cleverly manufactured.

The only hope for Americans at this point is that the US State Department which controls the BBG is as inept as “winning the hearts and minds” of Americans as they are at winning the hearts and minds of the rest of the world.

There was probably a good reason why it was illegal for the US State Department to broadcast “internally-authored news stories” that are broadcast around the world by US Government controlled and financed broadcasters. But in the name of “security” and “terror” Americans have been connived into letting another right fall to the wayside and the passing of the new law. In an extreme scenario, this could be viewed as the death of the Fourth Estate.

The bill to change the Smith-Mundt Act was introduced by US Representative Mac Thornberry, a Republican from Texas and Washington Democrat Adam Smith.

They pushed the entire security and terror reasoning to the extreme with Smith saying in 2012: “Effective strategic communication and public diplomacy should be front-and-center as we work to roll back al-Qaeda’s and other violent extremists’ influence among disaffected populations. An essential part of our efforts must be a coordinated, comprehensive, adequately resourced plan to counter their radical messages and undermine their recruitment abilities. To do this, Smith-Mundt must be updated to bolster our strategic communications and public diplomacy capacity on all fronts and mediums, especially online.”

We know that the US already censors, blocks and shuts down Al-Qaeda and extremist sites worldwide and the internal United States internet is almost under a complete and total lock down. So what is the real reason for allowing government manufactured propaganda to be directed at the American masses? Big Brother needs a voice to maintain his power and legitimacy, this change to the Smith-Mundt Act gives it that.

The Ministry of Truth, coming soon, in subtle ways, to the American populace.

Citing Putin, Australian PM’s Sister Says What Many are Afraid to: Sodomy is Not Marriage

14 July, 22:44 1   http://www.jar2.com/Topics/LGBTQP.html

A brave woman in Australia has had the courage to speak out against something that very few are willing to speak out against and which is a threat to the very fundamental and key building block of all societies worldwide, that building block being the family.

The brave woman is Ms. Loree Rudd, the sister of the new Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, and her recent comments about homosexuality have spread throughout the English speaking world not because what she said was so shocking or extreme but because she has voiced what many people have been terrorized into self-censoring themselves about, namely calling such relations marriage.

According to news.com.au in an exclusive interview with them upon returning from a trip to Russia Ms. Rudd said: “It's like he (Putin) can see the problem ahead..” and, “I think that there should be a law (in Australia) protecting children from the propaganda of homosexuality as normal. They're trying to build their family life and structure in Russia and people in the West don't seem to understand our family life and structures are breaking down. I guess the bottom line, if there's one thing I can say that can't be challenged, it's that society needs to protect its children as best they can."

For those in the West it has become a forbidden topic and everyone who dares to speak out against it is portrayed as being hate filled or somehow discriminatory or backward. People in the West are so terrified of talking about “it” because they risk losing their jobs or even worse being guilty of some sort of hate crime or promoting hate speech.

The hypocrisy of the whole debate is mind-boggling, on the one hand they have gays who are asking the world to accept their sexual deviation and the world is supposed to somehow accept what amounts to s****y on the same level as the holy union between a man and a woman in marriage, yet on the other hand perfectly normal law abiding citizens of the world must not dare to speak out against it or counter the self-serving arguments of those promoting this diversion.

President Putin is right, we have to protect the children. Period. End of discussion. Bravo. Give the President a cigar, better yet a cigar factory. No counter arguments possible, we have to protect the children.

Children are impressionable, if little Billy hears every day how it is normal to engage in relations with Todd and how this is acceptable and even more importantly defended as some sort of right, Billy may be inclined to experiment whereas if he had never heard of the practice he might say “yuck” like most normal kids would. Furthermore removing the social stigma will only make such deviant behavior spread further. This is wrong.

I know I am going to get a lot of hate mail for writing what I think here but I don’t care. I have had to deal with almost every kind of discrimination in my life, I’ll be damned if I have to be ashamed or somehow self-censor because I like women and think marriage is one of the highest institutions known to humans and the family unit must be protected to guarantee the propagation of the human race. Yes, I believe that marriage, in its best form should produce little humans and is an honorable institution.

The entire debate “for” homosexual marriage is a disingenuous one for many more reasons than I care to go into or that I have space for in this column. They also have the entire Western media at their disposal to promote their arguments. In my opinion what it boils down to is individuals with deviant behavior who seek public affirmation for something they know deep down is wrong.

The entire debate itself and forcing normal people to put aside their own values and equate the whole deviation to marriage is far more damaging to society in general than was the quiet acceptance that existed before. Have your “unions” live together, love each other, but don’t make my kids know about it and don’t make me call it marriage, that degrades me, my wife and my children and the whole concept of family.

I recently asked a friend in America about the whole homosexual “marriage” debate, he is someone who is very vocal and willing to express an opinion about everything under the sun, he is not afraid to take on the CIA or call Hillary Clinton psychotic, but when it came to this he said “No way! Can’t talk about it!” we can lose our jobs here if we say anything bad about “it”.

I asked him why, if so called “Conservatives” and Evangelicals are in power in the U.S. this has been allowed to get to the point it has, this was after the British Embassy flew a LGBT flag in Paris (Meaning they have taken over a sovereign nation no doubt?) and his answer was one I can’t forget. He said the breakdown of the family unit is the goal.

For several reasons this makes sense. For one, a strong family means a strong support unit and if you want to destroy a society you start by breaking down the family. Isolated weak individuals with no safety net are easier to control and manipulate. For most countries outside of America family is the most important thing for most societies, if that can be delegitimized and destroyed, all of those societies become weaker. Plus breaking down the family makes great economic sense from a corporate capitalist perspective. A family needs one refrigerator, one TV, one car and one home. If you break up the family then each fragment still needs one refrigerator, one TV and one car, thus by destroying the family unit, you have just doubled or tripled or quadrupled your sales.

In my opinion marriage is a union between a man and a woman which should lead to the creation of children, their education and a continuation of their bloodlines and the human race. That is a noble thing. Marriage for gays produces nothing except egotistical narcissistic “pleasure” between two people of the same sex, and I dare say again, gays themselves know what they do is wrong, they are merely seeking external; encouragement and validation that what they are doing is okay and acceptable.

In January I spoke to Dr. Robert Gagnon, a respected Theologian, on the matter, he said: “And at every level – anatomically, physiologically, psychologically – the appropriate counterpart or complement to a man is a woman and a woman to a man. It is why male-female marriages worked reasonably well, obviously with problems, but reasonably well over the centuries is that the extremes of a given sex are moderated in a union with a true sexual compliment or counterpart, a man with a woman, a woman with a man. And not only the extremes of a given sex are moderated but the gaps in the sexual self are filled appropriately.

If a man has sexual contact with another man it is not natural, just like having sexual contact with an animal, a parent, a sibling or a child, and it is definitely not what you could call a marriage. No matter how you try to twist it. Children must be protected from being taught such behavior is acceptable because the survival and continuation of a healthy society depends on it. Tolerance is one thing, degrading and delegitimizing family and marriage is another.

I have no problems with homosexuals, nor with people with foot fetishes and the like. Just please, that is your personal business, don’t throw it in my face and don’t make me call it a marriage, what you do in your bedroom is your business, let’s keep it that way.

The tyranny of “security”, “likes” and Germans displeased with PRISM

14 July, 20:03   http://www.jar2.com/Topics/PRISM.html

As the world continues to learn more about the level of U.S. spying, knowledge made available thanks to the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden, few countries have seen the level of displeasure and public outcry as has the Federal Republic of Germany.

What is perhaps a little surprising is the level of non-response from other countries that we know have been targeted by the NSA’s PRISM program and which were supposed to have been U.S. allies and thus believed themselves not to be the target of such broad and prying surveillance.

Many countries such as Russia and China have known about the existence of such mechanisms being used by the NSA since their inception, as such a large data flow as that going back to the CIA and the NSA is impossible to not detect, so the reaction has been rather muted, but for German citizens in particular, who believed in the West and trusted Washington, the existence of such a program seems like a betrayal.

Germany, a country recently reunited and one which was literally on the front line of the cold war and was the subject of one of the most massive and sustained western propaganda campaigns in the history of mankind, one that sought to win the minds of East Germans and demonized the Soviet Union and the East German security structures such as the Ministry for State Security (Stasi), has every reason to react with outrage as they learn that their American “liberators” are even worse than the Stasi ever were.

Kim Dotcom recently made the point clear by projecting the words “The United Stasi of America” onto the American Embassy in Berlin. Mr. Dotcom is just another in a long (much too long) list of victims of the hyper U.S. security state and another victim of the internet being used as a tool by the U.S. Government to surveil, entrap and imprison thousands upon thousands of innocent people and anyone who goes against the official line.

We can see by the encircling of Russia by U.S. missiles, the global spread of NATO and the all encompassing global surveillance system that the U.S. has cleverly unleashed on the world under the guise of “the Internet” and our precious “devices”, that the United States of America never stopped their activities once they won the cold war. Winning that victory has called for another, and that new front is complete and total global domination until the end of time.

The world’s population has been manipulated into believing that they cannot live without their devices and the internet, and for many it has become an essential tool for securing their livelihood, here it is important to note that our much beloved internet started out as a military intelligence communications network.

So dear reader. Surprise, surprise! There was no end to the entire cold war military industrial global domination machine that the United States of America built to destroy the idea of Communism, all the resources were just expanded to engulf everyone with the goal of complete and total global domination, or as the Project for a New American Century called it a “Homogenous American World”.

Germans are right to be upset but getting the rest of the world to react may be an impossible task for many reasons. One being that the new generation of citizenry have little memory of the world during the cold war, there is no clear option to “Amerika” like there once was. The social justice and equality that were the precepts of Communism have been so distorted and demonized by the Western propaganda machine for so long, and with the collapse and demonization of the USSR it is no longer seen as a viable option. So today there is no option for the young.

The West has been so successful in its “War on Terror” fear mongering and its crackdowns on everyone who has dissented that many people the world over, who are more concerned with keeping their I-Phones and getting “friends” on social media, care little that they are being spied upon or are too afraid to speak out or act.

Just like the people who looked the other way as the Nazis began their rise to power, many people the world over want to hear nothing of the true plight or message of Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Jeremy Hammond, Bradley Manning, Max Cleland, Richard Grove, Barry Jennings, Sibel Edmonds, John Kirakou, Thomas Drake, William Binney William Blum, Aaron Swartz, Jeselyn Raddack and even yours truly.

For Germany the story may have some blowback and may result in some changes because the people still remember what tyranny means, but there is reason to be doubtful. Just like in Serbia, it appears that German politicians have been bought off, or who knows, even blackmailed into silence or inactivity by Washington.

On Friday Hans Peter Friedrich, the German Minister of Internal Affairs, met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. National Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to PRISM spying against German citizens.

He came back empty handed with more empty assurances by Washington to the ire of many Germans. According to the site NEWSEUROPE a representative of the German “Left Party) PDS), one Steffen Bokhann said: “A Minister of Internal Affairs, who does nothing against that data collection, against violations of rights, simply does not understand his tasks. It looks like Friedrich has caught a thief in a store, and thanks him for having confessed the theft, not thinking about criminal prosecution.”

The reaction from others has been similar, according to the site EN.HABLER.COM “Neither of Germany's main opposition parties was satisfied with the assurances Friedrich received during his meetings in Washington. Thomas Oppermann the parliamentary floor leader of the Social Democrats said Friedrich's trip had not achieved much. Konstantin von Notz, the Green Party's interior affairs spokesman described Friedrich's trip as a complete flop.”

Citizens of the world, if your officials and leaders cannot or will not do anything to stop the U.S. from spying on you, take measures to protect yourselves, even better just turn everything off.

Securing your privacy in a post PRISM world, back to basics

12 July, 06:28 2013 http://www.jar2.com/Topics/PRISM.html

Эдвард Сноуден шпион Цру CIA Призма Призм Prism слежка шпионаж США

With the knowledge that the NSA, the CIA and all of the major worldwide internet giants have entered into an evil alliance to spy on every single thing you do, people the world over have begun to think about their on-line security and in protecting their privacy. Even if all you are doing is sending your sister a birthday card, or checking into your favorite news site, you deserve and have the right to maintain your privacy.

There are many methods and means to do this, from the extreme to the simple, and while some of them may be frowned upon as being some sort of “hacker” exploit or even go into legal gray areas, there are a host of things you can do to protect yourself. To clarify, a hacker is merely someone who knows more than the average user and/or is capable of taking things apart and putting them back together so they work. So the term hacker is a positive term, see the net for terms such as cracker, phreak, spook and others terms if you are interested.

The methods and tactics that I am about to present to you are not recommended by me nor are they in any way connected to myself or the Voice of Russia, some may be outdated or already rendered ineffective by new counter technology and they are merely ways to be aware of or protect your privacy. This work can thus be considered academic in nature and a journalistic endeavor and not a how-to-way to beat a system. I am not an expert on the matter nor do I claim to be.

As this is merely a short article and to approach this subject properly would take hundreds of pages I will just go briefly into certain areas and mention one or two examples of tools etc, that you can use to protect your privacy. If you are worried about PRISM it is a military grade surveillance system and military grade spying is too technical for the average user to combat. However the following tips might help to slow them done or make them work for their money. This article is only dealing with some privacy issues for the common user, this is in no way a systems security white paper.

Computers and the internet

Would you buy a car with an engine compartment you can never open? Well if you have a Windows based computer that is exactly what you have. If you want to be secure and know no one is accessing your data, your web camera, your PC speaker as a microphone or more, do not install Windows. That is until Microsoft finally reveals the code of their massive platform, but since that will never happen, the only option is stay away from it and install open source software platforms like Linux. If you can’t, or are too used to your Windows read on.

Isolate

If you have work you do that is sensitive, proprietary or for any reason you do not want it accessed by anyone, one of the simplest solutions is physically isolate the computer that such work is done on. That means do not connect it to the internet in any way shape or form or to a LAN. You must also be aware of who has physically access to your computers and all your devices and you must maintain system security through strong passwords, BIOS level security, case locks and the like.

Operating system

When installing your operating system for the first time do not use your real name or personally identifiable information, if that is legal and possible in your area. That means everything from registration to naming your computer on the network, John’s secret PC on the Robles workgroup is not the most intelligent option.

Secure your system by doing such things as: renaming the administrator account; disabling remote desktop, pipe shares, the server service, fast user switching and automatic updates; using ctrl+alt+delete to log on and using passwords that are more than 23 characters in length. Now that we know Microsoft is also in bed with the NSA: disable Windows defender and the firewall; secure your ports; use your computer with limited privileges; research current security recommendations and use a vigorous security template. The NSA’s own Windows security templates were available on the net several years ago, they were used to secure U.S. government computers, if you can find them use them. Why not?

Once you install your operating system and everything is up and running and you have not done anything that can personally identify you on the computer you want to go online with it is time to connect to the web. If you hook up through any single dedicated internet provider keep in mind they will always be able to identify you.

Make sure you are behind a firewall, that your IP address is not exposed if possible and that your real MAC address is protected. A MAC address is the physical address of your computer and/or network card. While MAC spoofing may be illegal in some areas this is the most fundamental way by which you will be identified.

Some routers allow you to change your MAC, for example CISCO routers, and there are various tools on the internet but they are also questionable. You can change your Windows MAC on a wireless adapter for example by modifying the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\, search for “NetworkAddress” and change the value to what you want. Keep in mind banking services and some sites use this to identify you as do most routers.

Browser

The only browser today that comes anywhere close to protecting your privacy is the browser put out by the TOR Project, the only problem is you have to log on to their network to use it and as always you can never 100% certain who is behind everything and who is running the cloud.

When you log onto any server where a website is located, an amazing amount of information is passed along, including details about: your operating system, browser, who is logged on, your IP address, even your MAC and if you enable cookies even more information can be had.

If you cannot use TOR do other things, Disable cookies, empty your internet cache after every session, never save passwords or form fields and the like. Never install 3rd party plug-ins or toolbars. For some reason it has become harder to delete such items as well. Never press okay in a dialogue Window unless you know exactly what you are agreeing to. Never store your passwords, history of favorites on a remote machine. Try to use a memory stick based browser. TOR works on a portable memory device for example and stores almost everything on the portable device. Always us strong passwords and anonymous login information.

Processes

Be aware and know your processes. This will prevent spyware and trojans from compromising your system. How many processes do you have running? You can press CTRL+ALT+DELETE and go to task manager for that. Simply write down how many processes your computer has at rest and periodically check for new ones. With today’s super powerful PCs it is very easy to hide a keyboard logger and other such spying programs. Back in the 486/28.8 modem days these types of programs were easier to detect and notice as they took up resources.

Encryption

Encrypt your messages, but keep in mind this will almost guarantee the attention of the security services and can also be cracked unless you know what you are doing. PGP 6.5.8 was said to be virtually uncrackable and became a headache for the U.S. Government but shortly afterwards it was bought out by a big corporation and was compromised. I would recommend it if you can find it, however there are issues with running PGP 6.5.8 and earlier on Windows 7 and 8, operating systems which are so full “secrets” that I would never keep anything sensitive on such a platform.

Passwords

Due to the technical nature of the password architecture in Windows, passwords longer than 23 characters are virtually unbreakable. Always use upper and lower case letters, characters and numbers in your passwords.

Cell phones and GPS devices

You finally get away from your computer and you think you are safe from snooping for the time being, sorry. One of your most trusted and beloved gadgets, your cell phone, may also be the spy in your pocket. If you are running and Apple or Windows based phone then it has been documented that they collect and send information about your location and can be used to physically track you as you switch between cell towers and wind your way home.

When you leave the office just turn it off. Simple, otherwise assume you are being tracked and listened to.

Like all devices with a MAC cell phones have what is called an IMEI which can be used to identify you.

The only way to get around this is but a “clean” phone every time you make a phone call and throw it away after every call. Not practical. Encryption? Possible but expensive.

Portable devices

Any device including media players and GPS devices which connect in any way to the internet are suspect. Although GPS devices are said to not be trackable, once you connect to the internet for traffic jam information for example, they are the perfect tracking device and offer the NSA a real time tracking tool to know exactly where you are.

Check the traffic on the internet “before” you leave the office and turn of the device.

Landlines and phones

Assume that any phone call you make and anything you say is recorded and subject to interception. Satellite phones are not an option, they give the NSA even more options to surveil you. Even super expensive encrypted ones. The only option is military or intelligence grade encrypted phone system.

If you want to have a private conversation you will have to meet face to face or send smoke signals.

Surveillance cameras

With facial recognition software this is the latest tool available to the spooks and one they are spending billions on. This was one of the key technologies used to shut down the Occupy Movement and surveil protestors and is effective for mass crowd scenarios and real-time street surveillance and identification. Assume that any CCTV system anywhere in the world is accessible to the NSA.

Wear an Anonymous mask or a scarf everywhere you go (half-joking) and keep your eyes open for cameras.

TVs and appliances

Do you really want the spooks to know what your eating habits are?

Don’t order food on the internet. Don’t buy a refrigerator with an internet connection or any appliance for that matter.

Credit and bank cards

Assume any financial transaction you make that is not in cash and/or involves any kind of card, even a discount card, is recorded and subject to surveillance.

Withdraw all your money immediately from your card or in person from the bank and make all your transactions in cash.

Files

Want to send your vacation photos or documents over the internet and don’t want the spooks to be eyeing your half-nude bikini photos?

Zip and encrypt everything. It may not stop them but it will make them work for their money.

Social media, Skype, instant messaging

If you want to maintain your privacy stay away from them. Period. The fact that they have sold you out to PRISM should anger you.

Use IRC chat through a secure client.

Conclusion

There is no way to absolutely be sure that you are not being spied on and that your data is not being used for any number of nefarious purposes from racial profiling to marketing so the only way to really protect yourself is just turn everything off. Use a pay phone, drive a car without all of the connectivity gadgets and rather than spending half your life on the internet. Read a book.

Recommended reading:

Secrets of Computer Espionage: Tactics and Countermeasures

http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0764537105

TOR project

https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en

Exiting the Matrix

http://billstclair.com/matrix/index.html

Anonymous Security

http://zinelibrary.info/files/anonsec.pdf

Five ways to stop the NSA from spying on you

http://anonymousnews.blogs.ru/2013/06/11/five-ways-to-stop-the-nsa-from-spying-on-you/

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_privacy

President Putin and diplomacy: an example the West could follow

9 July, 08:00 1  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Vladimir_Putin.html

Владимир Путин

Despite the fact that Edward Snowden had no connection to Russia and arrived in the country on his own will and has been treated well, the West has still jumped on the occasion to demonize and start parroting their usual talking points against Russia and President Vladimir Putin. The media bias in the West has once again reared its ugly head warranting another media-bias counter piece. This time the attack is in the Canadian media with the help of a young British writer attempting to make money by demonizing Russia.

I am always hopeful when a new book comes out in the West about Russia or Russian President Vladimir Putin, or a new expert on Russia makes the headlines, that there will be a balanced unbiased approach by an independent mind who really knows the nuances and the history of Russia, its politics and its President Vladimir Putin.

Unfortunately I have had those hopes dashed every time and the latest book on the topic and its author are no exception, which although at first appearing more balanced than previous efforts at defaming the President is nothing more than another, albeit more thinly disguised, effort to deride and criticize a leader who few in the West understand let alone have any true knowledge about.

The spin in an article by cbc.ca is evident right from the beginning when the writer attempts to portray statements regarding Edward Snowden by President Putin as somehow being an attempt to assure the world rather than the message that it quite literally was for Edward Snowden and those who are interested in making a loud yet for the most part empty sensation of the whistleblower and his revelations.

I say loud sensation because that is what it is and empty because unfortunately for all of the good intentions that Mr. Snowden and his supporters might have, and I would count myself among them, there is little his revelations have done, or quite predictably will do, in the U.S. with regard to changing policy or bringing about accountability or adherence to the rule of law or respect for the U.S. Constitution. When the power structure from the president on down all support the NSA and the illegal spying there can be no hope for change.

Although trying to present a credible argument about President Putin’s comments on Snowden there was no mention of Russian law or the Russian Constitution, under which Mr. Snowden is being allowed to remain in Russia, albeit in the transit zone at Sheremetyevo. Nor is it mentioned that Russia and the U.S. have no extradition treaty, and although the law is something U.S. President Obama may scoff at and bypass at his convenience, especially when it comes to the laws of other countries or at the international level, and this was no clearer than in U.S. requests to extradite Mr. Snowden or in the forced landing of the official aircraft of the President of Bolivia in Austria, there are actually leaders who respect the law, both internationally and inside their own countries and who bide by the constitutions they are sworn to protect. That is just for starters.

Another point that is glaringly missed is that President Putin has handled the whole Snowden affair, not with “assurances” or somehow bowing to the will of Washington, but with diplomacy, true honorable old fashioned diplomacy, something the West has all but forgotten even existed with their gun-in-your-face-sanction-slapping-methods of forcing the world to comply and bow to their will. Things President Putin has never even come remotely close to doing and for which he must be endlessly applauded.

The writer then attempts to imply that the deterioration of U.S. – Russian relations is somehow the fault of the Russian side of the equation and that the “reset” was something that was solely launched by Obama and has been “scuttled” by a different “approach” to the conflict in Syria and of course the “crackdown” on the opposition.

The spin in the article is mostly attempted by omission and the stating of fallacies as fact, so I will add some of the facts that the CBC left out. With regards to Syria: the Russian Federation’s position has always been, since day one, for a peaceful internal resolution to their internal conflict which respects the sovereignty of Syria.

“Sovereignty” yet another concept forgotten by the West and their endless meddling in countries worldwide. In Syria this is manipulation from without is characterized by the funding and arming of terrorists, the importing of the most violent elements, including mercenaries and cannibals and the continual search for a “Casus Belli” that the world will actually believe.

The articles mentions a “crackdown on the opposition” which must mean the requirement for foreign funded NGOs to be transparent and the few arrests on the West’s agent provocateurs that have been made and continue to receive endless exaggerated media attention as tools to demonize Russia. Unfortunately for the CBC they do not live in a country that is being targeted by everything the CIA and the nefarious Washington geopolitical planners can throw at it on every front. If they did they might change their tune.

The article also makes no mention of NATO global expansion or the fact that the U.S. and NATO are attempting to neutralize Russia and surround it with missiles and their ABM shield. But of course when you are on the safe end of the barrel it is hard to comprehend what it is like to be on the business end.

Almost laughable is the way the writer attempts to convince his readers that the 25 year-old-author he is using to back up his straw man arguments is a real expert by saying that: “Though only 25, Judah knows what he's talking about. The son of British correspondent Tim Judah, Ben Judah spent part of his childhood living in the Balkans in the 1990s.” If that makes him an expert then what am I? I am almost 50 and have lived in Russia for almost 20 years and… Okay… Whatever, never mind.

I will not bore you with the rest of the article but it takes no issue with the U.S. invasion of Libya or the brutal murder of its leader Muammar Gaddafi, calling it an intervention, nor with the fact that the Russian “opposition” was funded and promoted and directed right out of the U.S. Embassy. Nor does it take issue with the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia and the cold blooded slaughter of Russians that Russia was forced to stop.

The author who is questioned says that President Putin is somehow “harsh’ and “cruel” because he does not believe the lies of the West or that the West somehow has good intentions. President Putin has not invaded a single country, ordered a single extra-judicial execution nor is he involved in multiple aggressive wars or invasions, and lastly he is not spying on the world and maintaining an illegal offshore prison where he is holding hundreds of innocent men. If those are not true cruel and harsh things then what are?

I do thank the authors for the chance to set the record straight, perhaps having NATO missiles aimed at my neighbors, and U.S. paid agents on every corner makes me a little sensitive to Western bias but then again I guess it all depends on what end of the gun you are on.

U.S. will not stop force feeding Guantanamo “detainees” during Ramadan

9 July, 02:10   http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Guantanamo.html

тюрьма Гуантанамо узник заключение военная база сша кандалы

Wednesday marks the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and with it there have been worldwide calls for the U.S. to stop the inhumane force feeding of detainees who are on a hunger strike at the illegal prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Further underlining the helplessness and hopelessness which has brought a majority of the inmates to decide to take their own lives the U.S., as usual, will not listen.

For followers of the Muslim faith the month of Ramadan, begins with the appearance of a crescent moon which marks the beginning of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and thus the start of Ramadan. The determination is made by the Muslim Darul Ifta or Dar Al-Ifta (House of Opinion) which is the highest body responsible for making such decisions. This year, according Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta, Ramadan will begin on Wednesday July 10th.

During the month, which is one of the holiest for Muslims and is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, fasting is mandatory for all adult Muslims with the exception of those who suffer physically debilitating or limiting conditions. Those who are excepted however must make up for not fasting at a later date when they are able to.

The fasting consists of no food or liquid intake during the daylight hours from dawn to dusk, as well as refraining from smoking, sexual relations and other types of more “base” behavior. Muslims also pray more and engage in other religious practices more intensely during the month of Ramadan than they do during other times of the year.

For the inmates at the illegal U.S. torture prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba who are assumed to all be Muslims, this may be incorrect but given the nature of the “War on Terror” and U.S. obfuscation on the identities and details of the reported 759 men who have been or continue to be held there this would probably be an accurate assumption, the month of Ramadan is of particular importance.

During this holiest month many of the world’s Muslims are focusing more attention than normal on their “brothers” being held illegally at the U.S. extra judicial facility and given the ongoing hunger strike by the inmates, almost all of whom continue to be illegally held without charge or trial, calls are being issued to stop the illegal and brutal practice of force feeding.

Lawyers for the inmates at Guantanamo, 120 of whom are currently on a prolonged hunger strike with 45 being force fed, have filed legal motions in Washington calling for the practice to stop during the month of Ramadan. Not only will it be almost impossible to keep to the nighttime regime of food intake called for by Ramadan due to time restraints, but the fact that the inmates are undergoing two force feedings a day, each requiring from one to two hours of force feeding and two to four hours of observation in a dry room where they are not allowed to drink any fluids in order to prevent them from throwing up, if the forced feeding occurs at night and the detainees are not able to drink during the day they will suffer from extreme dehydration which may even lead to death.

The U.S. has refused to suspend the practice of force feeding calling it “humane” and has stated it would “try” to conduct the brutal practice during the night hours but has left open the option of conducting daytime force feeding if they deem it necessary.

According to the Guardian four inmates have filed suit in Washington calling for the practice to stop as it is prolonging their indefinite detention. Shaker Aamer, Ahmed Belbacha, Nabil Hadjarab and Abu Wa'el say that not only is their indefinite detention a human rights violation but so is the brutal practice of force feeding. A well known rapper recently underwent the “procedure” which appears to amount to torture.

They are not alone in calling the practice inhumane and illegal in an earlier report on the matter I reported that 20 organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Watch, the Center for Constitutional Rights and NYU School of Law's Global Justice Clinic, as well as other human rights activists, pressure groups and law bodies have issued calls to end the practice.

Several groups wrote a letter to the U.S. government saying: “We urgently request that you order the immediate and permanent cessation of all force-feeding of Guantánamo prisoners who are competent and capable of forming a rational judgment as to the consequences of refusing food, force-feeding of competent prisoners constitutes "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment". And “International medical bodies have come out against the force-feeding of detainees. Moreover, as practiced at Guantánamo Bay, it violates the Geneva Conventions, the signatories claim.”

In interview I conducted with Michael Ratner he also stated; “… under medical ethics it’s illegal to force feed people. If someone is making a decision, and it’s a conscious decision, and they’re sane when they make it; they are allowed to not eat and force themselves to die if that’s where it goes. They don’t have a right medically, to force feed someone. It’s just like if you are in the hospital and you say-take me off the machines; you have that right to do it. But Obama has insisted on force-feeding people.”

Will the U.S. Government stop the practice of force feeding during Ramadan? It is seriously doubtful that a government which detains people for decades with trial or charge, engages in torture and extra-judicial executions would really be concerned about the religious beliefs of people who are trying to end their own lives to escape the very conditions the U.S. has forced them to live under.

9-11: advanced knowledge, MOSSAD, CIA and the PNAC

6 July, 08:34  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/911.html

11 сентября 9/11 атака взрыв

The world’s mass media have recently publicized the case of Susan Lindauer, a former CIA operative who was arrested under the Patriot Act after she attempted to testify about 9-11 and U.S. Government foreknowledge and involvement in the attacks of 9-11-2001. The U.S. Government sent 5 FBI agents to her home and arrested her and then attempted to administer psychotropic drugs to her and hold her without trial or hearing.

Since 9-11 the mass media, in particular in the U.S. has almost never publicized the plights of the thousands of voices who have had evidence which runs contrary to the official version of 9-11. The voices which have come out against the official narrative of 9-11 have included structural engineers, respected scientists, military personnel, professors, eyewitnesses, reporters, bloggers and countless in what can be loosely termed the 9-11 truth movement.

For the most part anyone who has had anything to say against the official narrative, no matter how well-founded or researched or provable, has been marginalized, ignored, threatened or even disappeared. Why the mass media is finally running with the story of a CIA operative who was arrested on false grounds is a little odd at this late date but it has thrown the cover up of the events of 9-11 back on the front page.

According to various data and open source intelligence there were perhaps upwards of 9,000 people secretly arrested, detained or disappeared after 9-11 bring the toll on human lives and the number of those affected adversely by the events into the tens of thousands. This does not include those killed maimed or affected by the wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan and in the entire “War on Terror”. Some say the events of 9-11 were planned as a catalyst for the entire post 9-11 environment and the War on Terror paradigm, with its accompanying global militarization and the spread of the surveillance state, as well as what has been effectively a war on Islam.

1Susan Lindauer claims that the events of 9-11 were planned by Mossad, something that has been echoed by others, claiming that the events of 9-11 allowed for the planned disintegration of Israel’s enemies in the Middle East and the guaranteed U.S. military presence in the region. For the U.S. this has allowed them to effectively take control of the resources in the oil rich region one country after the other and served as a pretext for the military takeover of the world.

For many years the timeline of the events leading up to and subsequent to 9-11 have been one of the most clear and unarguable pieces of evidence pointing to something terribly wrong with the official U.S. narrative, coupled with scientific evidence and the controlled demolition of building 7, an event which Larry Silverstein himself admitted to ordering in an interview on the record.

Some of the key events related to 9-11 that have been documented and proven are as follows:

1. August 1997 FEMA's Emergency Response to Terrorism handbook depicts the World Trade center in crosshairs.

2. In 1999 NORAD conducted hijacking exercises where planes were flown into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

3. June 2000 DOJ releases a terrorism manual with the World Trade Center in crosshairs again.

4. September 2000 the Project for a New American Century releases a report called Rebuilding America's Defenses in which they state that without an event such as a new Pearl Harbor the process of transformation is likely to be a long one.

5. October 24, 2000 the Pentagon conducts the first in a series of training exercises called MASCAL the pretext of which is a passenger airliner, a Boeing 757, crashing into the Pentagon. Charles Burlingame an ex Navy F-4 pilot who worked in the Pentagon participated in the exercise before retiring to take a job with American Airlines, less than a year later the American Airlines plane, a Boeing 757, that he was the Captain of supposedly crashed into the Pentagon.

6. April 2001 NORAD plans an exercise in which a plane is flown into the Pentagon but it is rejected as too unrealistic.

7. June 2001 new instructions are implemented to deal with intervention in the case of a hijacking, part of it reads: " For all non-immediate responses the DOD must get permission directly from the SOD. Donald Rumsfeld.

Attorney General John Ashcroft begins flying only on charter jets due to a threat assessment by the FBI.

8. July 4, 2001 Osama Bin Laden receives medical help at the American Hospital in Dubai. While he is there he is visited by the local chief of the CIA.

9. July 24, 2001 Larry A Silverstein signs a 3.2 billion dollar 99 year lease on the entire World Trade Center complex, this was six weeks before 9-11, part of the lease included a 3.5 billion dollar insurance policy that specifically covered acts of terrorism.

10. September 6, 2001 suspicious trading of American Airlines stock takes place.

Bomb sniffing dogs were pulled off the World Trade Center and security guards were pulled of the twelve hour shifts that they had been working.

11. September 7, 2001 More excessive trading of American Airline stock involving PUT options which means that people were betting that the stock would fall.

12. September 10, 2001 more of the same. Newsweek reported that a number of top Pentagon officials cancelled their flight plans for the next morning.

Willie Brown the Mayor of San Francisco receives a phone call from Condi Rice warning him not to fly the next day.

In Pakistan at a military hospital all of the urologists are replaced by a special team in order to host Osama Bin Laden, who was well cared for and looked after.

13. September 11, 2001 with most of the intercept aircraft on training exercises in Canada and in the far North or sent far from Washington and New York on training exercises, there were only 14 aircraft left to guard the entire United States.

September 11, 2001 eyewitnesses claimed that the aircraft had no windows and sported a round blue emblem on the nose. Others reported seeing missiles and the presence of missile like mounting on the wings and the underside of the planes.

9:38 Hani Hanjoor, a very unskilled pilot, executes a 330 degree turn at 530 mph descending 7,000 feet in 2.5 minutes to crash American Airlines flight 77 into the ground floor of the Pentagon.

Experts said it could not have flown at those speeds without going into a high speed stall and that at such high Gs the plane would have just fallen out of the sky.

All of the experienced air traffic controllers who watched the plane that was supposed to be flight 77 maneuvering and turning believed that it was a military fighter plane.

All of the lights poles that flight 77 was supposed to have sheered of seemed to have just popped out of the ground, under normal circumstances they would have ripped the wings right off of the planes.

If you look at the photos and listen to the eyewitness accounts it is clear that a commercial airliner did not hit the pentagon the damage was consistent with a missile strike.

Although the plane was supposed to have melted upon impact all of the bodies on board were identified by the same forensic laboratory that identified the non casualties in Pennsylvania. You get the idea.

The only piece of wreckage was part of a J3-8D turbojet engine from a US Air force A-3 Sky Warrior. The few A-3s left are stored by Ratheon in Van Nuys California. A diffuser case was also found not belonging to a 757. Through analysis it is clear that a missile such as a Tomahawk was used to create the damage.

9:59 The South Tower collapses in about ten seconds, 29 minutes later the North Tower collapses in about ten seconds as well.

5:20 World Trade Center 7, a 47 story office building 300 feet away from the World Trade Center collapses in under 6 seconds into a neat little pile, while all of the buildings surrounding it were undamaged.

These are the first three building in history to collapse because of a fire. The buildings came down in almost free fall speed, witnesses, video-tapes and expert testimony make it clear the World Trade Center was demolished using controlled explosions that had been placed in the buildings in strategic locations earlier and then detonated in order to cause the buildings to collapse, some witnesses reported up to six simultaneous explosions concurrent with the six support structures of the buildings.

10:00 Cleveland Hopkins Airport was evacuated amidst fears that a hijacked plane was about to land

10:06 Flight 93 was supposedly headed for the White House and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania witnesses said there was nothing to be seen at the crash scene and nothing that resembled an airline crash. The debris that was found was able to be carried away by hand in several plastic bags.

10:10 The sixty nine people on flight 1989, the first plane that landed in Cleveland, were evacuated to the FAA HQ in two hours and twenty minutes and later released.

10:45 The two hundred people on board flight 93 were evacuated to a special NASA building in under thirty minutes and never heard from again.

11:43 Cleveland WCPO a local television station in Cincinnati Ohio reported that two planes landed at Cleveland Hopkins Airport due to a bomb threat, United identified the plane as flight 93.

October 12, 2001 Donald Rumsfeld, in an interview with Parade Magazine, mentions a missile that damaged the World Trade Center even though officially one was never mentioned.

Bin Laden's original statement: "The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every attack. I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons. I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leaders' rules. The current leader does not allow me to exercise such operations."

April 10, 2003 Chicago O'Hare: flight 93 is spotted its tail number N591UA is spotted on flight 1111. According to the FAA N612UA the Pentagon plane and N591UA, the Pennsylvania plane, are still valid numbers.

9 of the 19 hijackers are still alive and well.

Silverstein demanded 7.2 billion dollars from his insurers. Received 2.2b

There is suspicion that some people had advance knowledge of the time of the crashes in order to move out amounts exceeding $100 million.

$160 billion dollars in gold vanished but only $200 million was found in an empty ten wheeled truck with an empty escort of cars which had been abandoned just before the south tower.

With the current PRISM and other revelations, will people begin to question? The truth is so disturbing that the average person does not want to accept it, but the truth is something that can not be hidden forever and when the truth does finally come out it will shake the world, or perhaps it may be too late.

Susan Lindauer, the former CIA operative, knows that Bush and Cheney had advanced knowledge of 9-11 and the world is now beginning to listen, perhaps this one clue will be enough to begin to bring down the house of cards.

Russia and Latin America united in response to Bolivian presidential aircraft grounding

5 July, 02:46  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/US_Illegal_Interception_of_President_of_Bolivia.html

Президент Боливия Эво Моралес самолет Falcon 900 EX аэропорт Вена Австрия

The reaction from the authorities of the Russian Federation to the interference of the flight of the President of Bolivia Evo Morales from Moscow to La Paz, by the United States and what are now undoubtedly its proxies, has been extremely sharp and united with Russia’s South American allies and partners.

Official Moscow has blasted the countries which prevented the official presidential aircraft of Bolivia from entering their airspace, an unprecedented move that placed the lives of the president, the official delegation and everyone on board at risk. Those countries now include not only France and Portugal but also Spain and Italy.

After being allowed to land in Austria, a delay of almost 13 hours, and meeting the president of Austria the Bolivian presidential aircraft, FAB-001, left Austria and has arrived in Bolivia. The Bolivian authorities agreed to a voluntary search of the plane which produced no Edward Snowden.

conversation between president Morales’ pilots and Austrian air traffic controllers indicates that the landing was required as a precaution because the Bolivian plane may have been running out of fuel. After identifying the aircraft Austrian controllers immediately offered the plane assistance and then initiated a landing procedure for the aircraft.

Austrian President Heinz Fischer met with President Morales at Vienna’s airport and stated the following: “On a flight from Moscow to his home country, the president of Bolivia, who is also a good friend of Austria, made a stopover in Vienna – had to make a stopover in Vienna. I first made contact with him on the phone and then I came to visit him here. I satisfied myself that all procedures here in Austria and in Vienna were absolutely correct and that President Evo Morales was treated very well and correctly. We took the opportunity to discuss a few other issues as well. The president will shortly resume his trip to his country and I wish him a good flight and a good return,”

Russia

The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation released a statement Thursday putting the Russian position on the egregious violation of the rights of presidents and diplomats to travel freely into very clear yet diplomatic terms:“The actions of the French, Spanish and Portuguese authorities could hardly be seen as friendly towards Bolivia and towards Russia, from which the Bolivian President Evo Morales was leaving upon completion of his Moscow visit. The refusal to grant the aircraft the right to overfly could create a threat to the security of its passengers, including the head of a sovereign state.”

"The president of a country is a person who enjoys international protection. In it actions at the United Nations, Russia will push for the strict compliance with international law guaranteeing the inviolability of such persons, and will not allow attacks on their persons, freedom or dignity," said the Foreign Ministry.

Russian diplomats have also said that they will continue to press for unconditional observation of international rules that guarantee the personal immunity of heads of state that prevent any attempts on their life, freedom and dignity according to various official sources.

Bolivia

Bolivia called the grounding an act of aggression and accused the U.S. of being behind the move and promised to file a complaint with the UN.

“We're talking about the president on an official trip after an official summit being kidnapped,” Sacha Llorenti Soliz, Bolivia's Ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday. “We have no doubt that it was an order from the White House, by no means should a diplomatic plane with the president be diverted from its route and forced to land in another country.”

President Evo Morales has demanded an explanation from the governments which refused his aircraft to enter their airspace, saying he was not a criminal and the world was no longer in the colonial period.

An emergency UNASUR meeting is currently in progress on the matter with the leaders of the member countries already having issued a denunciation of the "unfriendly and unjustifiable acts." The UNASUR said the presidents of Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay and Surinam had agreed to attend a summit in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Thursday.

The Vice President of Bolivia, Álvaro García Linera, denied that a voluntary search had taken place saying: “We haven't allowed a search inside the presidential plane 001 and no special force went into the plane because it is not right. This plane has immunity and by international law, it can't be submitted to a search.”

Argentina

In a speech Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stated: "(These are) vestiges of a colonialism that we thought were long over. We believe this constitutes not only the humiliation of a sister nation but of all South America!"

In tweets the Argentine president was more vocal saying: “They are definitely all crazy. A Head of State and his plane have complete immunity. I can't believe this level of impunity.”

Ecuador

Rafael Correa stated on Twitter: “Decisive hours for UNASUR: either we graduate as colonies or we revindicate our independence, sovereignty and dignity. We are all Bolivia!”

Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro stated that he was in contact with President Evo Morales: “I am in touch with Evo, all international immunities that protect Heads of State have been violated due to the Imperial obsession.” and then: “I ratify my complete solidarity with Evo and from Venezuela, with dignity, we will respond to this dangerous, disproportionate and unacceptable aggression.”

Brazil

The President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff stated that: “The Brazilian government expresses its indignation and condemnation of the situation imposed on President Evo Morales by some European countries, who impeded the flight path of the presidential plane. That ‘unacceptable attitude’ was taken under the ‘fantastical pretext’ of Edward Snowden's presence on the President's plane, which, apart from being a ‘serious lack of respect for the law and international protocol ... put [Morales'] life in risk.’

She has also warned that the incident: "… compromises dialogue between the two continents and possible negotiations between them."

In an official statement she also said: "… the posture of certain European governments causes surprise and concern, at the time that some of those governments are complaining of espionage from the United States."

Cuba

Shortly after the incident official Havana issued the following statement: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba is following with serious concern events of the last few weeks related to the significant denunciation of U.S. citizen Edward Snowden, confirming the operation of a global espionage system on the part of the government of the United States, in violation of the sovereignty of states and the rights of persons.”

Official Havana also states: “Cuba calls on the international community to mobilize against these violations of international law and human rights.”

United Nations

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon Ban stated that he is "relieved that this unfortunate incident did not lead to consequences for the safety of President Morales and his entourage," and said he hopes the parties will discuss the matter with "full respect for the legitimate interests involved."

United States

Obama and his U.S. State Department are being unusually quiet.

Europe

France is currently the only country that has apologized, stating that they did not know the Bolivian leader was on board.

For the European countries to complain about the United States spying on their countries and their citizens in light of the revelations by Mr. Snowden and then to conduct an unprecedented interference with the protected operations of the official aircraft of a head of state strangely echoes American hypocrisy on the international stage.

This is another glaring example of the United States behaving as if they are the sole rulers of the world and have the right to force the world to bend to their will regardless of the illegality of their own actions.

Europeans appear to not value their own sovereignty and by their egregious actions against the President of Bolivia the countries involved have shown that they are merely proxies for their U.S. masters.

The international blowback may be extreme this time.

Unprecedented interference in presidential flight as U.S. hunts Snowden

3 July, 06:48 3   http://www.jar2.com/Topics/US_Illegal_Interception_of_President_of_Bolivia.html

After attending an energy conference in Moscow Bolivian President Evo Morales, who had recently said he would give asylum to Edward Snowden, and the official Bolivian government delegation left the territory of the Russian Federation on the official presidential airliner of the Bolivian president and entered European airspace en-route to South America and the Bolivian capital La Paz.

The preliminary reports say that the United States, suspicious that the young Mr. Snowden was on board, applied pressure to European countries behind the scenes to not allow the aircraft to enter their airspace in an attempt to force the country to land in a country where the plane could be boarded and Snowden detained and renditioned back to America.

Reports say that Portugal and France abruptly revoked permission for the official aircraft of the Bolivian president to enter their airspace causing an emergency change in the president’s flight plane and placing the president and the entire delegation’s lives at risk due to concerns over fuel.

It is unprecedented that any country would not allow the president of a non-adversarial country to land on their territory to refuel while en-route to another location and the forced re-routing has rightfully sparked an international scandal at the highest levels.

The aircraft was supposed to refuel in France before making the long jump across the Atlantic and was eventually forced to reroute to Austria which had earlier refused to grant Mr. Snowden asylum and where there are unconfirmed suspicions that had he been on board he would have been handed over to the Americans.

Although there have been no official admissions by any of the countries involved regarding U.S. pressure, that is the most accepted preliminary version and the most logical. There are also reports that France and Portugal simply did not want to deal with Mr. Snowden if he were to land in their countries and request asylum and took the egregious actions unilaterally.

There are growing indications that time is running out for Edward Snowden. The latest twist in the story shows just how desperate and to what lengths the United States will go to get Mr. Snowden the former CIA employee and NSA contractor who exposed the illegal global spying network PRISM.

According to media reports Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca, speaking to reporters said that the Portuguese and French authorities wouldn't let the plane land in their territories dispelling concerns amidst reports that the plane had been forced down.

Such scandalous behavior against the head of state of a non-adversarial nation is unprecedented and an egregious violation of the rights held by world leaders to travel freely. Bolivia is of course justifiably upset by the incident as are many other countries as the international responses begin to come in. Ecuador has suggested an emergency meeting of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) be held in order to formulate an appropriate and proper international response.

Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca also told reporters: "We are told that there were some unfounded suspicions that Mr. Snowden was on the plane but we do not know who has invented this lie. It was someone who wants to harm our country. This information that has been circulated is malicious information to harm this country. Portugal owes us an explanation. France owes us an explanation. The president's life was put at risk," he said but did not elaborate.

According to the Voice of Russia Bolivian Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra told CNN: “This is a lie, a falsehood. It was generated by the US government. It t is an outrage. It is an abuse. It is a violation of the conventions and agreements of international air transportation.”

Official Moscow has not responded to the incident but I expect that the Russian authorities will be extremely displeased by the latest developments concerning the violation of the rights of one of its allies amid the tensions that the entire Snowden affair has already placed on Moscow.

We have seen and documented thousands of cases of the United States interfering with foreign countries and violating international laws and conventions in the last decade and Washington is continuing to show its own illegitimacy in continuing to go after those who expose illegality and violating international conventions and norms.

The United States is currently running rampant violating the rights and privacy of the governments and peoples of even its closest allies and there are beginning to be calls from varying corners for the implementation of international sanctions against the United States which has delegated to itself the role of the single ruler of the world and the world’s policeman, enforcer and sole military super power.

The hyper damage control mode that the United States is currently in over Mr. Snowden leads one to the conclusion that whatever the further revelations that may be unveiled may be even more damaging that was already been revealed.

Currently Snowden remains in the transit area at Sheremetyevo after filing asylum requests with approximately 20 different countries who are responding negatively one after the other. After filing a request with Russia, a move I personally feel was his wisest Mr. Snowden cancelled it because he did not want to adhere to the one condition put forth the by President Vladimir Putin, namely that he cease and desist in attempting to damage the U.S. Intelligence Community. President Putin said that coming from him such a condition may seem odd but he repeated that Russia will never hand Mr. Snowden over to Washington, even though Mr. Snowden has no connection with Russian Intelligence, was never an agent of the Russian Federation and was not invited onto Russian territory.

The current move to not allow a presidential aircraft to follow its flight plan should be a loud indicator to Mr. Snowden as to just how far the U.S. will go to get him and that his options are very quickly running out.

Experts around the world have said that the best two countries, of a very quickly dwindling few, where he should seek refuge are the People’s Democratic Republic of China and the Russian Federation.

My advice for Mr. Snowden, something I might add the BBC asked me for yesterday: “If you have not burned your bridges in Russia and the government is still gracious enough and willing to take you in, do it. Or try to go back to China. Your options are running out. Let others publish more leaks, you have done enough for now. Maybe an apology to President Putin might be in order after you refused his more than generous offer? After all, in reality, taking you and placing you on a U.S. bound flight does not take an extradition treaty, in reality it would be amazingly easy.”

In addition, according to RT, President Evo Morales put it this way: “If Snowden stays alone, he will be destroyed. But what kind of crimes did he commit? What kind of bombs did he explode or what kind of missiles did he launch? He tries to fight against controlling weak countries. This is why we say that we share what this young man says and that protecting Snowden will protect peace.”

Time appears to be running out for Mr. Snowden and so do his options.

Attack on Syria is an attack against Russia – Libyan military official

30 August, 10:44 1  http://www.jar2.com/Interviews/Secret_Libyan_Source.html

сирия дамаск взрыв дым заминированный атомобиль  

In an interview with the Voice of Russia, a high-level anonymous official with direct working knowledge of the United States missile defense system stated that the system allows 30-40 percent of all missiles to get through and is highly ineffective against small missiles.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, when asked if he could verify admissions by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan that he controlled the terrorists groups in Syria, including Chechen terrorist formations, stated that this was true.

The official then stated that there were rumors in the Libyan Defense Ministry that it was actually Bandar who delivered the chemical weapons from Israel to the Syrian insurgents and that it was Israel who was pushing the United States for a military attack on Syria.

The official stated that all countries in the Middle East were controlled by the United States except Syria, Iran and for the most part Lebanon, with US representatives normally present at all meetings between the leaders and heads of the Middle East states.

The source also stated that it the ambition of Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan to become the King of Saudi Arabia, that drives him to do whatever the US asks of him as he needs their support to make him the king. His mother is not of royal lineage so he is ineligible to be the king.

The official explained the urgency of the United States and US President Barrack Hussein Obama to invade Syria as being due a drive to diminish growing Russian influence in the Middle East and surprisingly as revenge for Russia’s refusal to hand over Edward Snowden.

He stated that Russia’s growing and prospering economy and the US’s ever weakening economic condition is causing countries in the region to look towards Russia and this is unacceptable to the US administration.

When asked about the Muslim Brotherhood, he stated that since its creation by MI6 in the 1940s it had been under the control of the West and was in fact in no way a religious organization. Under several dictators over the decades the Muslim Brotherhood has become a radical armed force.

When asked if the Saudis in fact really controlled Chechen terrorist formations the official revealed that even during the Bosnian War the Bosnian Muslims were controlled and funded by the Saudis, who are controlled by the US and that the Bosnian War was also staged to weaken Russian influence in the region.

The source said he had met with Osama Bin Laden’s brother and that the Bin Laden family were still operating in Saudi Arabia. He added that Osama Bin Laden was never questioned or impeded in Saudi Arabia.

As in Iraq and other post-US-invasion countries such as Afghanistan and Serbia, the United States through its surrogates in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, who said is also sponsoring Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups operating in Syria and the Middle East, attempted to instruct the regulate the reformation of the Libyan Army. Qatar attempted to persuade Libya to forego plans for tanks divisions and air-force formations and insisted that Libya merely maintain a small fractured army so it would not pose a threat.

When asked about Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad the official said that he was a very peaceful and intelligent man who limited his own role to dealing with the social circumstances and well being of his people. He said the West’s attempt to portray President Assad as some sort of mad dictator were ridiculous and that there was no way he would ever have launched a chemical attack on his own people in an area that was completely under the control of the Syrian forces. Especially since President Assad is winning.

The urgency of the US attacking is also due to the fact that, as he said, the Syrian insurgents and terrorist forces cannot hold out anymore than 3 or 4 months, they have effectively been almost beaten. The fact that the West has spent millions funding and arming and training these groups makes their urgency that much more pressing.

Bandar Bush threatens President Putin with Sochi terrorist attack

29 August, 03:43 7  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Saudi_Arabia.html

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Warning: What you are about to read will destroy any illusions you may have left as to who is really controlling the world and who is really using terror to bring about their own ends. It will also bring into question everything that has occurred in the world since 9-10-2001 and shed new light as to the intricacies of the relationships between the power elites in the United States and those who are funding and controlling them.

The truth goes to oil and it has its roots in the relationship between former CIA director George Bush Senior’s family and Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan also named “Bandar Bush” by the Bush clan. This story has implications on the events 9-11, Bush and his being placed into power, the entire War on Terror paradigm and the acts of aggressive war by the United States and its allies on Iraq and Afghanistan. It also affects everything from the entire Middle East upheaval, Sunni/Shia strife, the death of Hugo Chavez, the attack on the Boston Marathon, the death of Litvinenko, Princess Diana, terrorist attacks by Chechens and the true nature of al-Qaeda.

If this story takes off and is given the attention it deserves it may end the entire “War on Terror” and finally see an end to the wanton illegality being perpetuated by the West and it all boils down to a single conversation between Prince Bandar bin Sultan and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

The conversation between President Putin and the “Bushie” was apparently released to the Russian press and then made its rounds worldwide and gives a rare glimpse into the real conversations that take place between world leaders before the handshakes, smiles and photo opportunities. This one is particularly chilling and it is clear why it was released to press.

What is almost unbelievable is that it clearly shows, apart from what I mentioned above, who has been benefitting and working with the United States to destabilize the Middle East, who is assisting in controlling the terrorists that the United States is arming, funding and giving asylum to and why Israel has nothing to fear from the chaos around it. In this short snippet of conversation, everything has become clearer, almost crystal.

It is also important to note that Bandar Bush spoke with the full backing of the United States. So what is the bombshell? Well there are three main ones actually.

The first is an admission by the Bandar to Saudia Arabia’s and the United States support and knowledge of the true nature of the Muslim Brotherhood and the screaming hypocrisy with which they operate: “There are many common values and goals that bring us together, most notably the fight against terrorism and extremism all over the world. Russia, the US, the EU and the Saudis agree on promoting and consolidating international peace and security. The terrorist threat is growing in light of the phenomena spawned by the Arab Spring.” Here we must note it was the West which drove the Arab Spring.

He continued: “We have lost some regimes. And what we got in return were terrorist experiences, as evidenced by the experience of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the extremist groups in Libya.”

The second and most shocking is this: ”As an example, I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us, and they will not move in the Syrian territory’s direction without coordinating with us. These groups do not scare us. We use them in the face of the Syrian regime but they will have no role or influence in Syria’s political future.”

So Chechen terrorists, who supposedly carried out the attack in Boston and have killed hundreds of Russians including Russian police officers, are being controlled by the US and the Saudis? And what is more the Saudis and the US are admittedly controlling terrorists in Syria? And lastly this arrogant “Prince” has the audacity to threaten the president of the largest country in the world with terrorist attacks if he does not do his bidding?

Not only is this an admission that the United States and Saudi Arabia are state sponsors of terrorism, but they are actually using the terrorists themselves to do their bidding and as instruments to terrorize leaders into submission! This means they have become nothing more than terrorists themselves!

Bandar attempted at first to bribe President Putin with promises of oil and gas deals, arms purchases and more, to pull Russian support for Syria. He then moved on to the threats of attacks on the Olympics by the Saudi and US' terrorists.

President Putin responded by saying: “We know that you have supported the Chechen terrorist groups for a decade. And that support, which you have frankly talked about just now, is completely incompatible with the common objectives of fighting global terrorism that you mentioned. We are interested in developing friendly relations according to clear and strong principles. Our stance on Assad will never change. We believe that the Syrian regime is the best speaker on behalf of the Syrian people, and not those liver eaters.”

The Bushie, after failing in all attempts to get President Putin to pull his support for Assad then responded by saying:“… there is no escape from the military option (in Syria), because it is the only currently available choice given that the political settlement ended in stalemate. We believe that the Geneva II Conference will be very difficult in light of this raging situation.”

And today we are on the eve of an invasion because a terrorist Saudi Prince wants to protect the petro dollar and kill all Muslims who are not Sunnis.

Attack on Syria may cause massive damage to the US

28 August, 18:25 23  http://jar2.com/1/Archive/2013/August/Stop_Syrian_Invasion.html

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The United States of America and their leader Barrack Hussein Obama have spent billions of dollars in Syria, at a time when US taxpayers are suffering, attempting to bring about a change of regime. The money has been spent funding al-Qaeda and Islamic terrorists to destabilize the country, groups that they have parroted time and time again as being the number one enemies of the American people.

Their strategy was failing, like all of their strategies are bound to fail because they lack vision and true understanding of the world and its people. They created a red line, most likely launched a black operation to make that red line a reality and now with extreme desperate irrational urgency, they want to carry out their plan to attack Syria. That is their goal, they set it, and no matter what happens they will obtusely carry it out without regard for the consequences and without forward planning.

I would put forward that the goal of the United States is not to remove President Bashar Al-Assad, just as it is not to protect the Syrian people. As for Al-Assad he offered to step down multiple times in the past and if the true goal was simply removing him, they could have assassinated him years ago. Unless the CIA has grown completely incompetent that is.

As for the Syrian people, it is clear that all of the bloodshed and loss of life in the country has been caused because of, and almost exclusively by, the terrorist elements that the United States has been training, funding, arming and importing.

So if they do not want to remove Assad what do they want? Now this is part of the secret geopolitical agenda they seek for the Middle East. I would put forward that the real goal is to destabilize and destroy the country and the people and throw Syria into anarchy. This will create yet another weak and broken country from which they can steal resources and which they can manipulate as they wish. Look at the record: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and all of the other countries in the Middle East that they have destabilized and destroyed through other means.

Ala Zbigniew Brzeznski and his plans to destabilize Russia into sixty-some-odd autonomous republics, the plans for the Middle East are almost identical, and the people of all of these countries just get in the way. Why else attack countries that pose no threat? Iraq never threatened America, nor did Afghanistan or Libya. Neither has Syria.

These states did possess independent foreign policies and that has been their only crime. Other than of course, in the case of Iraq and Libya, the fact that hours before the attacks on their countries, the leaders changed the trade in oil from the dollar to the euro. Something that would completely destroy the United States if all of the countries of the world followed suit. Hence they need to destabilize the economy of Europe and all of the instruments that have been implemented to carry that out. The US cannot allow the euro to grow as an alternative currency, because the US economy will be destroyed. The United States has technically long been economically bankrupt. As for moral, well that is also obvious.

It is interesting to note, from a militarily strategic viewpoint, that by intentionally telegraphing that they are planning to attack, and even setting the date, they are guaranteeing that President Al-Assad will be protected and they are contributing to the massive civilian losses that will occur.

There will be no chance of a “surgical strike” because all of the important targets will already be moved or protected. So in order to achieve whatever military objectives there are this will require even more fire power and more missiles, something which of course will be very profitable and beneficial for Raytheon and all of the other US war contractors. Telegraphing will also allow for Syria to set up defenses, if it has not already, to knock all of the US’s million dollar missiles out of the sky. Something it has every right to do.

The plan to strike Syria is not only one of cowardice and an admission of utter and complete failure by the United States on the diplomatic front but it is also illegal without a United Nations resolution and an imminent threat to America itself. It is obviously cowardly because launching missiles while fearfully hiding behind a shield where there is no threat to yourself is not something that an honorable soldier on a battlefield would do. It is the tactic of a coward.

This tactic however is necessary for Obama because when the massive loss of American lives begins, the American people will rise up and no longer support all of the callous unthinking military adventures. Hence what some view as the illogical funding of Al-Qaeda and terrorists to carry out the dirty work.

What will happen when these terrorist elements begin to realize that they have been merely disposable pawns for the US and that they have been killing their own brothers and mothers and sisters? Of course the US has not thought of that. The backlash when Al-Qaeda and all of the motley groups of terrorists realize they have been killing their brethren for the enemy will be monumental and Americans will finally see what real terrorism is all about, I believe that is a given. But that is okay for Washington too, they have all of the plans in place and this will allow the military industrial complex to expand and invade even more countries. What are a few American lives?

What about Israel? As I have said in the past, in reality the United States does not care about Israel. The maelstrom that will occur if the US strikes Syria will be monumental and right in the middle of it will be the Jewish state. Washington, thousands of miles away, behind a missile shield, with all of its leaders protected and hiding in bunkers, will be safe. Of course the US has convinced Israel that they are safe, but I beg to differ.

Let this be a warning then to reactionary proponents of an attack on Syria: the results will be monumental and may lead to the self-destruction of America both economically and politically. Why? For one it will further bankrupt an already decimated economy. Two, it will also polarize enemies and cause countries around the world to strike back, meaning the world community may in fact realize that it is time to reign in and end the continual invasions and aggressive wars being waged by the US

This will be particularly true when it is revealed that the chemical attack in Syria was a black operation to give Obama his pretext to carry out another Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning-act-of-aggression. If the world wakes up that is.

This last point will no doubt fall on deaf ears, or in this case “on blind eyes”, but in reality the US is missing a very important opportunity in Syria, and that is a chance to rebuild its reputation and become a respected intelligent and grown up member and leader of the world community by simply promoting a peaceful resolution. The world is truly tired of US bombs and bellicose rhetoric and the actions of an arrogant one-world-power wantonly bashing and bullying its way across the globe.

My thoughts are with the Syrian people and my hope is that someone, somewhere, with the power to stop this madness will listen. How about it President of the United States of America Barrack Hussein Obama? Maybe it is time to use diplomacy and work for peace and to finally put the weapons down? You have a Nobel Peace Prize after all. Or does that mean nothing?

The US policy of terror and the invasion of Syria

28 August, 06:38 2  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/US_International_Crimes.html

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The Russian Federation had no evidence of a chemical attack in Syria, but it does have evidence that one may have been staged and that those who did so were the so-called “rebels”, who we know are US backed, armed and funded. The Syrian regular army and President Bashar al-Assad have been winning the war so the urgency with which the United States is calling for an armed intervention is alarming but obvious. They have spent billions and they cannot see their plans for the destruction of the Syria state fail.

A great man once said, “the pen is mightier than the sword” and in this age of information technology and global information warfare this phrase still rings true and is even more topical in fact today than when it was first coined. With this in mind it is of utmost important that the war that is currently being fought with words, one that if lost will have the United States launching missiles into Syria, be fought with the utmost urgency and efforts by all who cherish peace.

You cannot trust the statements of a country, state, body or individual when they already have an agenda and a set and concrete goal and the statements that they make only go to back up that goal. In this case we have to consider the United States and their clear and unwavering plans for a military adventure in Syria which will forcibly remove the president Bashar al-Assad from power. A goal that has been repeated over and over again by the United States and its minions.

Fear is a powerful tool and one that the US uses better than anyone. If you agree with that statement, “that fear is an effective tool”, then it must be logically acceptable and reasonable to say that terror, fear taken to its extreme, must be an even more effective tool.

I say the US uses fear as a tool because it is a fact. They have used fear since time immemorial to control and subjugate their own populace, other countries and the world. This is a very broad statement and a serious assessment that requires in depth study but as my space, time and resources are limited, I can only provide a few examples or I risk turning my piece on Syria into a treatise on American terror. Please bear with me dear reader, the terror propagated by the “American” state is not a side issue when it comes to Syria, it is part of their modus operandi.

From the first stages of life Americans use fear to control and dominate, starting with the belt, the corner, the ruler across the knuckles, the father coming home, the monster under the bed, the principal and the police, fear is used in almost every stage of childhood development in America. This does not stop with adulthood but continues and is expanded to include police, the greatest tool of American fear, the courts, the boss, death, sickness and the like. Tools of fear for mass control include: the water, secret experiments, the Ku Klux Klan (to control and terrorize blacks), the government and all of its bodies and power, imprisonment, mass destruction and death, terrorism, epidemics and war. Since 9-11 the government has also used and promoted ideas of mass secret arrest, FEMA camps for millions, starvation, surveillance, droning, torture, Guantanamo, a terrorist behind every street post and other tools to instill terror into the hearts of Americans so that they are cowed and pliant and completely under control.

Why is this important and related to Syria? Because they are about to launch another “War on Terror”. This is not another war “against” terror, but another war using terror as a pretext and a justification. Hence for native speakers the simplistic beauty of the use of the preposition “on” to show the reasoning and/or engine behind something, has been cleverly implemented to honestly yet deceptively state the whole paradigm of today and the last several decades. The “War on Drugs” was a war being funded by and supposedly waged against drugs, as was the war on crime etc. It is simplistic but effective, and one last point before I return to Syria. The use of the wording “War on” be it drugs, crime or terror, allows for the US Government to take advantage of a plethora of secret and all encompassing tools and funding that were reserved in American law in the case of a real war.

Back to Syria. For the informed and even partially informed masses the ridiculousness and the transparent self-serving nature of the entire US effort may seem ludicrous. They have used the same old playbook of lies and fear to launch wars of aggression for too long and to devastate country after country to gain control of resources, that this time the world community is not so eager to jump on the US bomb launching wagon.

The White House really believes that if you create a lie and run with it, repeating it endlessly, the world will eventually take it to be the truth, and this is usually the case. They decided long ago, when it became clear that funding, arming and importing terrorists and waging an information war inside Syria to foment a color revolution would not work that they would launch another “humanitarian” invasion using the pretext of “chemical weapons”. Imagine a country that uses depleted uranium shells and white phosphorous could actually care about some Syrian people be killed by chemical agents.

They do not care. And that is the illusion that must be shattered. They do not care about you American citizen, or your (what for them are) “little” lives and they sure do not care for the lives of anyone in the Middle East and I would even say this includes Israeli lives. Why I am saying this is because when you understand that it is a fallacy that the United States Government cares about “humanitarian” issues, you may be able to accept the reality that they are capable of importing chemical weapons and killing massive numbers of children to bring about their pretext to justify another murderous and bloody “humanitarian” intervention. The only way to devastate the country, remap the political landscape and control the resources.

The credibility issues that the United States has at this point should be reason enough to set off massive warning bells every time they make any statement regarding launching yet another act of military aggression. Any country that has shown the massive level of illegality that the United States has during the last several decades I have argued, must be disarmed completely, especially one that wantonly commits war crimes, violates the Geneva Conventions and launches aggressive war no matter what the pretext.

Statements by the White House through their spokes-tool Jay Carney and Secretary of State John Kerry are disingenuous at best and bald-faced lies at worst when it comes to Syria and the supposed chemical weapons attacks. Their constantly repeated assertions, statements as facts and comments about the Syrian government defy credibility and seem even more circus-like when they say they have intelligence that they will release sometime later. The argument is: “President Bashar al-Assad is evil, he gassed his own people, we will go to war, trust us on this and you are too stupid to see the real intelligence.”

Invading a country is a serious matter and in this case not one the United States has shown it is capable of carrying out justifiably. If they have the intelligence, present it to the United Nations and let the United Nations launch a peace-keeping mission. That is the only way.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin’s assessments should be listened to very carefully. Russia has no vested interest in bringing about bloodshed in Syria. Russia has had one position on Syria since day one and Russian President Vladimir Putin is not one to make “light” statements not based on the undeniable facts. Unlike his American counterpart who has shown recently that he has grown imbalanced in his war against whistleblowers and is drowning in his own illegality and illegitimacy.

President Putin said there is no evidence that a chemical attack took place. For me that is enough. Foreign Minister Lavrov said the symptoms of the victims do not coincide with a chemical attack, the fact that all of the children were rounded up in one location is strange, and that there are several other discrepancies as well, including the fact that chemical agents were delivered to Washington’s “rebels”.

Listening to Kerry and Carney on Syria is nauseating, despite their hard language and the repetition of their orchestrated lies, every time they make a statement I am half-waiting for them to add “You believe me don’t you?” Any country with the record of destabilizing the Middle-East, launching wars of aggression, backing terrorists, removing leaders, stealing resources, violating international law and the rules of war should not be allowed to continue attacking country after country, no matter the pretext.

If the United Nations is truly an independent body, let them carry out the investigation in Syria, and then let the United Nations and all members countries launch a peacekeeping mission if one is needed to stop the armed insurgents causing the bloodshed and to restore peace. The world has had enough war and any country that so enthusiastically and on the slightest pretext would launch missiles on other countries who are not its “friends” must not be allowed to be a member of any sort of intervention.

Global Drone Ban Treaty drafted in Sweden

26 August, 18:53 3   http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Drone_Killers.html

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The Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space has drafted and submitted to the global populace a draft Drone Ban Treaty. The decision came as a result of the organization’s recent Global Network annual space organizing conference in Kiruna, Sweden. The Global Network states that the Drone Ban Treaty is a way to begin to create conversation about taking steps to ban the immoral and illegal killing weapons.

The organization is accepting comments, revisions and letters regarding the treaty, a document that would be of interest to policy makers, government officials, international organizations interested in peace and rule of law, legal experts and members of international bodies such as the United Nations.

Text of first draft:

Agreement on banning the use of unmanned armed aerial vehicles against civilians, living and official quarters, transport, communication, energy and industrial infrastructure.

The High Contracting Parties to this Agreement, hereinafter called as Parties to the Agreement, being alarmed by the use of unmanned armed aerial vehicles against civilians, living and official quarters, transport, communication, energy and industrial infrastructure, noting with regret that the number of unmanned armed aerial vehicles is increasing, expressing concern that the use of such vehicles sometimes have indiscriminate effects and collateral damage inflicted upon civilians, living and official quarters, transport, communication, energy and industrial infrastructure, understanding the negative psychological effects in a form of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder among unmanned armed aerial vehicles’ operators stemming from using unmanned combat aerial vehicles against civilians, living and official quarters, transport, communication, energy and industrial infrastructure, realizing that the use of such vehicles is a violation of humanitarian and the basic international law, including the inviolability of interstate borders and respecting sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of the states that became targets of such vehicles, have agreed as follows:

1. Parties to the Agreement have agreed to freeze the number of unmanned armed aerial vehicles as it stands for the 1st September 2013.

2. Parties to the Agreement have agreed to exercise the total ban on the use of unmanned armed aerial vehicles against civilians, living and official quarters, transport, communication, energy and industrial infrastructure beginning from the 1st September 2013.

3. Parties to the Agreement have agreed not use unmanned armed aerial vehicles to carry nuclear and missile defense weapons on board and pledge not to use such vehicles for conducting nuclear strikes and fulfilling missile defense missions.

4. Parties to the Agreement have agreed to close from the 1st September 2013 all military bases and installations, including command and control centers that have been earlier constructed or leased on the territories of foreign states for the purpose of storing or using unmanned armed aerial vehicles that have been used to conduct remotely controlled operations.

5. Parties to the Agreement have agreed to cease all research, testing, training or manufacturer of such vehicles from the 1st September 2013.

6. Parties to the Agreement have agreed to offer its territory to conduct international inspections for the purpose of verification of implementation of this Agreement.

7. This Agreement enters in force on the date of signature of at least of five independent and sovereign states.

The treaty is an important step in bring the issue to the international community and in laying out a legal basis for the elimination of one of the most illegal weapons that have been created thanks to new technologies which could have better been used to create peaceful tools for the betterment of mankind.

Long time peace activist Bruce Gagnon, the coordinator for the global network has appeared on the Voice of Russia several times in the past  and can be reached for comments and information regarding the treaty at: Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, PO Box 652, Brunswick, ME, USA 04011, and you can reach him at globalnet@mindspring.com.

Obama, Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood linked to Benghazi attack

 26 August, 05:48 3 http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Libya.html

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The attack on the CIA base in Benghazi, Libya which killed four American nationals has once again come into the spotlight in many media outlets all over the world, but not because of events that have occurred in Libya but due to the collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the fall of Mohamed Morsi and the ensuing arrest of many of the “Brotherhoods” leaders.

What were initially dismissed as conspiracy theories linking Morsi to the attack on the Benghazi facility have over time, as more and more evidence comes out, begun to not only seem plausible but have almost become accepted as the most likely true scenario of what was going on behind the scenes before and after the attacks.

The revelations may be startling in and of themselves, but the true nature and the seriousness of the events, some are saying, may actually open up the possibility for US President Barack Hussein Obama to go to prison. Of course this is unlikely to happen as we have seen time and time again, when US Presidents commit crimes, even acts of aggressive war and violations of the Geneva Conventions, they are never forced to account for their crimes.

This was brought home by the presidency of George Bush, an administration guilty of everything from war crimes to torture to indefinite detention. And one who many believed orchestrated the cold blooded murder of almost 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001.

What is different with Benghazi, if everything that the reports are saying is true, is that Obama could possibly be tried for treason because he apparently funded and had a hand in the attack on the CIA installation in Benghazi, and that funding and involvement caused the deaths of American nationals.

According to sources in Libyan intelligence, members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and other independent sources, Mohamed Morsi the US educated and backed puppet leader, whose children all have American citizenship and who was supported in his rise to power and is now under arrest in Egypt on charges of treason, was up to his neck in secret deals with the United States and may even have made a deal with Obama to kidnap Stevens and exchange him for the “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel Rahman.

Morsi was the missing link and until recently reports that gunmen at the scene of the attack in Benghazi spoke with Egyptian dialects and that they apparently said “Don’t shoot Dr. Morsi sent us!” seemed far-fetched. However a recently released report on the attack that was produced by Libyan Intelligence after their investigation of the incident connects Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to the attack.

Journalist Raymond Ibrahim who translated the Libyan Intelligence reportfirst released by the Kuwaiti newspaper, Al Ra’I, states that according to the Libyan Intelligence services the Muslim Brotherhood and former Egyptian President Morsi, were involved in the September 11, 2012 attack.

The findings were based largely on statements and confessions from 6 members of an “Egyptian cell” which was involved in the consulate attack. All of those arrested were Egyptians connected to the jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia (“Supporters of Islamic Law).

A further problem for the United States was that they were apparently paying an Al-Qaeda linked group called the “February 17 Martyrs Brigade” for security of the four-building compound to provide security at the consulate, and Mr. Stevens who was a long-time CIA operative was instrumental in providing Al-Qaeda linked groups with advanced weapons including stinger missiles.

Another report in the Voice of Russia cites a Turkish News Agency report and states that: "In an interview with the Anatolia News Agency, Saad Al-Shater, the son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader, the detained Khairat Al-Shater, said that his father had in his hands evidence that will land the head of United States of America, President Obama, in prison.”

“Such documents, he says, were placed in the hands of people who were entrusted inside and outside Egypt, and that the release of his father is the only way for them to prevent a great catastrophe.”

The Voice of Russia also reported that Tahani al-Gebali, Vice President of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Egypt, said “… the time was nearing when all the conspiracies against Egypt would be exposed—conspiracies explaining why the Obama administration is so vehemently supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Longtime support by the United States and the West for the Muslim Brotherhood and even the CIA’s hand in the creation of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan are not news but matters of historical fact, but for many Americans they are facts that they are not aware of. So the death of four Americans due to involvement with Al-Qaeda and extremist Islamic elements seems shocking and may be in fact the straw that breaks the camel’s back when it comes to the illegality of the US' policies and activities in destabilizing and invading foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East.

These facts are even more topical and alarming as the United States continues to beat the drums of war and prepare for an invasion of Syria. Another example of an aggressive invasion of a country in the Middle East that the United States has destabilized using Al-Qaeda affiliated groups as well as every kind of mercenary and terrorist they could find.

There have been reports that the US may have even provided and organized chemical weapons and attacks to serve as the pretext it needs to carry out its aggression, install a puppet government and gain control of the resources.

Will Obama go to prison for treason as Morsi has? Not likely. Those with absolute power almost never have to account for their crimes. Especially in the United States of America.

Obama a Bush clone in drive for Syrian invasion - Pushkov

25 August, 21:30 1 

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The United States of America, under the leadership of Nobel Peace Prize winning President Barack Hussein Obama, is on the verge of invading the sovereign nation of Syria and beginning yet another war. The pretext for the unilaterally led invasion is one that the U.S. has been attempting to get the world to believe for approximately a year now, namely the supposed use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Army.

On Sunday the Russian Federation issued a warning to the United States using some of its strongest language yet. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in an official statement: “We strongly urge those who, by attempting to impose their own results on the UN experts, are raising the possibility of a military operation in Syria to use their common sense and refrain from committing a tragic mistake".

Mr. Lukashevich was referring to the expected results of a mission by United Nations investigators, which has been welcomed and approved by the Syrian Government, to ascertain the usage of chemical weapons in Syria in light of a massive attack on August 21st which killed hundreds. Russia has also welcomed Damascus' decision to allow the UN inspectors to fulfill their mission and has repeatedly stated that the Syrian Government and President Bashar al-Assad’s approach has been constructive and positive. Russia has also noted on numerous occasions the lack of similar cooperation by the so-called armed “opposition” forces.

On Friday Mr. Lukashevich stated that the chemical weapons attack was pre-planned and that there is mounting evidence that it was organized as a provocation. “We’re getting more new evidence that this criminal act was of a provocative nature. In particular, there are reports that the materials used in the incident and accusations against government troops had been posted for several hours before the so-called attack. Thus, it was a pre-planned action”.

The Damascus chemical attack accusations indicate the launch of “another anti-Syrian propaganda wave” and, in this context, calls on the UN Security Council to immediately use force in Syria “heard from some EU capitals” are“unacceptable”, Lukashevich said.

The United States has planned a Syrian invasion and that is their goal. The use of chemical weapons, just like Sadam Hussein's possession of weapons of mass destruction, is the pretext that the U.S. has determined they will use to invade the country and remove the elected leader of a secular country from power despite the fact that such an invasion will throw the entire Middle East into chaos and provoke armed conflict.

The United States has blindly refused to deal diplomatically with the Syrian Government instead following its own preconceived plan for the country. Not only has the U.S. refused to seek a diplomatic resolution to the internal conflict in the country, but the United States has imported, trained, funded, armed and otherwise supported every kind of extremist mercenary and radical element in a bid to force President Bashar al-Assad from power.

Evidence has shown that groups such as the U.S. backed terrorist group, the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front, have been orchestrating attacks with (and stockpiling) chemical weapons against regular Syrian Army forces and civilians. On Sunday Al-Nusra pledged to attack Syria’s Alawites and President al-Assad.

It is important to note that not only would the Alawites be in danger if U.S. backed Islamic terrorists succeed in Syria but all minorities including Jews, Christians, other Muslim denominations, as well as ethnic minorities would also face what could become massive genocide and ethnic cleansing.

A witness on the ground, Journalist Yara Saleh of the Al-Ihbariya Syrian information channel, recently provided The Voice of Russia with details of a chemical weapons stash discovered near Damascus. She said: “The rebels launched two missiles filled with poisonous gas in the Jobar neighbourhood which caused Syrian soldiers’ nausea and asphyxia”.

“Some time later, when the Syrian army managed to take that suburb by storm, they found the warehouse and laboratory where shells were stored and stuffed with poisonous agents. Boxes with new gas masks were also found, they carried labels ‘Made in US’. The fact that the rebels did not use those gas masks proves that they had not been attacked with any poisonous gases”.

“Two glass vessels with labels ‘Made in Saudi Arabia’ were also found there. Weapons and explosives made in Saudi Arabia were found in Syria in the past as well. Experts will determine the contents of those vessels”.

“In addition, they found plastic vessels containing unidentified chemicals, some strange white powder and a lot of various explosives and munitions.”

“The Syrian government is concerned that the rebels might have more stocks of such chemical agents that they could use against civilians.”

These are not the first such reports but the United States has refused to listen to or consider any information that does not fit its preconceived invasion scenario. The U.S. also refuses, either due to ignorance or by design, to consider the fact that an armed invasion of Syria will throw the entire region into utter chaos and even place its staunch ally Israel in the worst danger it may ever have been in.

It would appear that the U.S. and Israeli military intelligence bodies believe they can contain the ensuing massive bloodshed, or at least they claim so to their respective populaces, but it is unlikely that they will escape unscathed. Obama has stated that there will be no U.S. troops in Syria, which means that the U.S. will attempt to fight its war by proxy or using air strikes and other means.

Another senior Russian official, Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Lower House of the Russian Parliament’s International Affairs Committee, lashed out at U.S. Nobel Peace Prize winning President Obama, calling him a “clone” of George W. Bush in his drive for war.

“Obama is restlessly heading towards war in Syria as Bush was heading towards war in Iraq. Like in Iraq, this war would be illegitimate and Obama will become Bush’s clone,” said Pushkov.

Syria’s information minister, Omran Zoabi, said on Saturday that any US-led military action against Syria would be“no picnic”.

“US military intervention will create a very serious fallout and a ball of fire that will inflame the Middle East”, Syria’s official SANA news agency quoted him as saying.

United Nations inspectors are set to begin their work on Monday, hopefully Washington will await the results of those inspections before launching another near-sighted self-serving aggressive invasion of yet another small country.

Google’s agenda inextricable from US Government’s – Julian Assange

25 August, 07:25 1 

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The latest revelation being credited to Edward Snowden concerning top-secret U.S. Government documents that he leaked to the Guardian, is that the U.S. Government paid millions of dollars to certain tech companies participating in the PRISM program to make them compliant. This fact further brings into question the true “independence” of the known PRISM program participants and may have a resoundingly chilling effect on the World Wide Web.

Initial claims by all companies involved that they had never heard of PRISM and/or never provided the U.S. Government with their users' private data now ring hollow but, it also shows an even higher level of involvement than may have previously been suspected or provable. It also shows that U.S. taxpayers were footing the bill and subsidizing the huge corporations while education, healthcare and social programs were being cut.

According to the NSA’s own documents the companies currently known to be involved in PRISM, and subsidized “to bring them into compliance” with FISA decisions are: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, Apple, PalTalk, YouTube, Skype and AOL.

Documents released to the Guardian and hence by the U.S. White House claim that the millions of dollars in costs were incurred as a result of the companies being forced to comply with “program” requirements and restrictions set out in an October 2011 U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruling which clearly stated that: “… the NSA’s inability to separate the communications of U.S. based American nationals from those of foreign individuals violated the U.S. fourth amendment rights of U.S. citizens”.

Although the collection methods were deemed to be unconstitutional, the companies and the NSA continue to operate under temporary authority as they seek to bring the programs into compliance with the law.

While the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is supposed to guarantee U.S. citizens the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures this in no way does anything to protect the rest of the world’s population from U.S. spying.

In an article by Julian Assange, published in the independent news source, The Stringer, Mr. Assange recalls a meeting he had in 2011 with the then chairman of Google Eric Schmidt. In summarizing the meeting Mr. Assange concludes that Google’s true agenda was: “… inextricable from that of the US State Department”.

Mr. Assange recalls that the meeting, a transcript of which can be found on WikiLeaks, was arranged under the pretext of a book that was “pre-endorsed” by the likes of “Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Michael Hayden (former head of the CIA and NSA) and Tony Blair”.

Using the book as an example, and the related meeting, Mr. Assange reveals the role that Jared Cohen, advisor to both Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice and its co-writer, played. In effect Cohen, the director of Google Ideas, is the bridge between the U.S. State Department and Google.

Regarding the book Mr. Assange says “… the book is a mechanism by which Google seeks to project itself into Washington. It shows Washington that Google can be its partner, its geopolitical visionary, who will help Washington see further about America’s interests. And by tying itself to the US state, Google thereby cements its own security, at the expense of all competitors”.

He then goes on to cite Stratfor e-mails, published by WikiLeaks in which Fred Burton, the Vice President for Intelligence and a former senior State Department official describes Google: “Google is getting WH [White House] and State Dept support and air cover. In reality they are doing things the CIA cannot do…[Cohen] is going to get himself kidnapped or killed. Might be the best thing to happen to expose Google’s covert role in foaming up-risings, to be blunt. The US Gov’t can then disavow knowledge and Google is left holding the shit-bag”

Mr. Assange also wrote that: “WikiLeaks cables also reveal that previously Cohen, when working for the State Department, was in Afghanistan trying to convince the four major Afghan mobile phone companies to move their antennas onto US military bases. In Lebanon he covertly worked to establish, on behalf of the State Department, an anti-Hezbollah Shia think tank.” and ”Cohen is effectively Google’s director of regime change. He is the State Department channeling Silicon Valley”.

Assange concludes: “That Google was taking NSA money in exchange for handing over people’s data comes as no surprise.”

So Google, which is now into everything from satellite navigation systems to instant messaging, is in effect just another tool of the U.S. Government. Which explains its monopolistic rise to global dominance and why it has more lobbyists than most major weapons contractors in Washington.

If all of these companies are taking millions of U.S. taxpayer’s dollars to bring them into compliance with FISA requirements so that they can continue to spy on the world’s populace then all of the aforementioned companies; Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc. can also be assumed to be just such tools.

Which leaves most of the world’s populace with what may no doubt be the uncomfortable realization, and here it is important to recall, the NSA and the U.S. intelligence community can “legally” target you if you are not a U.S. citizen so even disingenuous claims and the discomfort they may have with admitting they are spying on Americans do not apply to you.

If Google is a U.S. “tool”, then Microsoft, a company which produces nothing tangible, other than a few peripherals, is as well. One might step back and wonder about all of the secret code in Windows and why the founder of Microsoft is the richest man in the world.

With all of the super advanced technology of the NSA it would not be a stretch to assume that they have access to all of the data on all the computers worldwide which are connected to the internet. Including those being operated by the world’s governments.

In article in the New York Times in 1983 the boundless scope of the NSA’s activities is taken to task. David Burnham wrote regarding the investigation of the Church Committee: “Senator Frank Church stressed that the equipment used to watch the Russians could just as easily ''monitor the private communications of Americans.'' If such forces were ever turned against the country's communications system, Senator Church said, ''no American would have any privacy left. ... There would be no place to hide.''

Remember he wrote this in 1983, before the internet: “No laws define the limits of the N.S.A.'s power. No Congressional committee subjects the agency's budget to a systematic, informed and skeptical review. With unknown billions of Federal dollars, the agency purchases the most sophisticated communications and computer equipment in the world. But truly to comprehend the growing reach of this formidable organization, it is necessary to recall once again how the computers that power the N.S.A. are also gradually changing lives of Americans - the way they bank, obtain benefits from the Government and communicate with family and friends. Every day, in almost every area of culture and commerce, systems and procedures are being adopted by private companies and organizations as well as by the nation's security leaders that make it easier for the N.S.A. to dominate American society should it ever decide such action is necessary.”

With all of the revelations by Snowden it may be time to do what the Russian FSB has done. Go back to typewriters and pens and paper. Can we live without Google and the internet giants when they are tied into everything?

Sure we can, but it might be hard. We will all have to get smart again. As one of my favorite anecdotes go: “You have to respect your elders, they finished their education before the internet, when you had to actually remember things.”

If we are over dependent on devices and the internet and we cannot extricate them from our lives, the reality appears to be, we are in the hands of the U.S. Government. And that is just the way they want it. Time to get smart.

Manning conviction: a line the US should not have crossed

21 August, 18:37    http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Bradley_Manning.html

Брэдли Мэннинг WikiLeaks утечка секретные материалы

The government of the United States of America has crossed a red-line in the sentencing of US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison. The government has proven that it has ceased to be legitimate and does not uphold the rule of law. By failing to prosecute those guilty of the war crimes exposed by Mr. Manning the US Government continues to flaunt international laws and norms, as war crimes are a crime against humanity, and it continues to selectively and prejudicially prosecute those who expose egregious illegality while protecting criminals who have committed crimes against all of humanity.

The record has shown that the United States of America has become a rogue authoritarian police state. The global military expansion of NATO, massive economic and political manipulation, the control and manipulation of information (in particular through its operations on the World Wide Web), illegal wars of aggression, all of the illegal actions associated with its “War on Terror” and its wanton disregard for international law and democratically accepted norms point to a state corrupted by absolute power and attempting to annex the entire planet and force all countries to be pliant surrogates. This is also underlined by its war against whistleblowers and journalists.

Mr. Manning is just one individual, but his persecution and unjust torture and confinement, for revealing war crimes, is beyond the pale and must not be allowed to stand. His sentencing proves that the United States Government has become a government unto itself, which refuses to listen to the voice of its own people, and egregiously prosecutes the innocent while protecting the worst kind of criminal known to mankind, namely those who commit crimes during a time of war under the color of their respective flags.

This is a call to the international community, to legal scholars, policy makers, the heads of international bodies, the leaders of all countries the world over (even those who have forsaken their own sovereignty to sheepishly comply with all U.S. demands) and in particular to all countries which are members of the United Nations.

This global call is necessary because the U.S. Government refuses to abide by international laws, as well as its own constitution, and has failed to be an instrument of its own people. It has shown itself to be unable to monitor and control itself and is dangerously and alarmingly growing more and more out of control.

Declaration:

I would propose that the international community demand that the United States of America cease the following practices and form a truly independent body to ascertain that these practices are stopped or are in the process of being remedied and that those responsible are being brought to justice. Until such is thus I propose sanctions to be implemented which are listed later. The United States of America must immediately cease:

1. The illegal profiling, suppression, arrest, detention, repression and brutality against peaceful protestors and the stifling of dissent in all forms. This would include freeing all political prisoners and the payment of restitution.

2. All questionable police, military and security service actions under the color of the “War on Terror” against innocent civilians, journalists and anyone else the state deems to be a threat. As well, the payment of restitution to all parties who have been falsely imprisoned, detained or harassed under terrorism statutes. This would not apply to real terrorists of course.

3. The highly illegal practice of extra judicial execution by drone or in special operations or by any other means that they are being carried out regularly by order of the U.S. president and his agents.

4. The practice of using drones for illegal surveillance, military operations where there is not an equal theater of operations, and for carrying out extra-judicial executions. This would include paying reparations to all of those who have suffered or been adversely affected as a result of the wanton killing of innocents that the U.S. drone war has brought about.

5. The practice of aggressive war under any guise, be it preventive, humanitarian or otherwise. This would include an end to the ability to go to war unilaterally or with the agreement of “allies” and would only allow the United States to go to war in a situation where there is a full United Nations mandate. This includes “secretly” funding, supporting or training warring parties on either side of any international or internal conflict. These practices must be ceased immediately.

6. The internal and now international practice of racial or other profiling by police, military, special services and other government bodies and compensation to those who have been unjustly victimized by such.

7. The practices of racial and other discrimination in, housing, health care, education, politics, banking, freedom of movement and freedom of residence within the United States and its territories.

8. The abolition of corporate donations to political parties and widespread reforms to make elections transparent and democratic. This includes an abolition of the two-party system, fair and equal opportunities for third parties, an end to harassment and even illegal detention of third party candidates and equal access for third parties to election resources including media and government funds.

9. Collecting, storing and using information on the world’s citizens,

international bodies, sovereign countries and international organizations and entities through the internet and by other illegal and secret means.

10. The practice of state sponsored executions and the death penalty, in keeping in line with the highest international norms and standards.

11. Discrimination against and pay repatriations to native American Indians and the ancestors of slaves.

12. All operations at the illegal offshore extra-judicial Guantanamo Bay Cuba detention facility and the freeing and repatriation of all of those held there.

13. The practice of pre-arrest or preventive arrest and detention.

14. The practice of secret arrest and detention and the denial of Habeas Corpus rights to all persons regardless of who they may be.

15. State sponsored racism. This includes segregation, grants, education and all forms of exclusion where race plays a factor. These practices must no longer be decided or regulated by the white minority or the power elites.

16. All practices that unfairly limit or infringe on worker’s rights, pensions, health care, education, housing and all social spheres.

17. All wars and occupations on invaded lands. This includes paying reparations and rebuilding infrastructure in invaded countries. This would go back to the invasion of Yugoslavia.

18. Promoting and attempting to coerce states and peoples to accept and adopt what for them are foreign and unacceptable concepts, such as equating homosexual relations to marriage, and other religious, cultural or social concepts that are endemic to the United States.

19. All war profiteering in countries that have been invaded by the United States or its surrogates. This includes charging countries to rebuild infrastructure which has been destroyed by U.S. aggression. Thus the United States must rebuild what they have destroyed at their own cost. This would also prohibit private U.S. bodies from profiteering in such rebuilding.

20. All operations and actions to subvert and over-throw the government of Syria and to depose its elected head of state.

21. Funding and supporting terrorists and all such destabilizing operations including fomenting revolutions, funding insurgents and overthrowing governments.

22. All persecution of journalists, whistleblowers and truth seekers including Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Jeremy Hammond, Edward Snowden hacktivists, and all individuals, organizations and countries that have in any way supported them. This includes their immediate release.

23. The practice of illegally kidnapping and renditioning to the United States the citizens of third countries. This would include the freeing of such victims as Victor Bout and Constantin Yaroshenko.

24. Meddling in the internal affairs of sovereign nations and attempting to pressure foreign governments and organizations through any and all means. This includes compensation to all who have suffered because of overzealous U.S. persecution of individuals such as Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

25. Manipulating, stealing and otherwise unfairly obtaining the resources of sovereign nations, including “all” resources from human to energy.

26. Torture and illegal detention in any way shape or form and in any location in, or outside of U.S. territory, by the U.S. Government and/or its agents be they public, private or foreign.

27. Monopolizing and controlling all international and extra-U.S. segments of the World Wide Web and committing spying and espionage through public worldwide channels.

28. The global expansion of NATO and all unilateral military formations on a worldwide level.

29. Protecting those guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture, aggressive war, illegal detention and extra-judicial executions. This would include their immediate arrest.

30. All practices which lead to the continued imprisonment of native Americans and which contribute to genocide. This includes reparations to native Americans.

31. Obfuscating the events of 9-11. This includes a true and independent international investigation of the events of 9-11-2001.

32. Cease the detention of all persons being held under secret arrest and indefinitely since 9-11. Reports say almost 9,000 people are currently being held.

33. Using terrorism as a pretext to get away with everything under the sun.

34. An immediate closure of the U.S./NATO military base on the territory of Kosovo, Serbia.

I am not a legal scholar nor an official and the aforementioned and consequent suggestions are in no way connected to the Russian Government. They are my views and recommendations as a fair minded and concerned citizen of the world and a journalist who has been documenting and attempting to bring to light all of the aforementioned crimes for years now. You may take the above points as food for thought. They are chiefly directed at those able to affect policy or bring about change but if you agree with them I would ask you to spread this document around.

Sanctions:

Until the previous points are remedied or steps are taken by the U.S. to remedy them I propose the following sanctions:

The prohibition by all states to allow U.S. military bases to be based in, or military operations to be carried out of, their countries. This includes allied countries and surrogates including those who are NATO members or members of other military alliances.

A prohibition on all U.S. corporations, persons and entities both public and private from profiteering or taking advantage of resources, rebuilding operations or any other area in which they may obtain gains in any war zone, conflict zone or area that has been the subject to U.S. invasion or internal meddling. Including Iraq, Afghanistan, the former Yugoslavia, Libya, Syria, Iran and all other countries in which the U.S. has had a hand in destabilizing or in destroying the country or its government.

Economic, travel, trade, political, communications and military sanctions as determined by international bodies to be applied justly and fairly against those guilt of the aforementioned affronts to humanity.

Given all of the previous points and the current climate in the United States I would also call on all independent and just countries of the world to change their stance and policies on allowing U.S. citizens to obtain asylum and protection in their countries. Asylum should be granted to all of those seeking rule of law and who are exposing the illegality of the U.S. Government. It should also be granted to any member of the U.S. Government, military, or even special services who refuses to participate in illegality or attempts to expose it or stop it. Journalists, citizens, activists and all others who have suffered at the hands of the U.S. Government or due to the actions of its agents or surrogates should also be protected, including victims of racial, religious and other discrimination. Those whose conscience also leads the to cease to be willing to support the U.S. Government in any way shape or form should also be eligible for asylum if they wish to leave the United States.

The sentencing of Bradley Manning is a sign to all who would dare to expose illegality, it is designed to terrorize anyone who would speak out. I propose we make it a Red Line they have crossed, one which will force us (the world community) to end their illegality.

Associate of Glen Greenwald labeled a terrorist in UK

20 August, 06:17  

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GIVNG SNOWDEN CREDIBILITY WITH FAKE TEMPORARY DOCUMENT

The United States was given a 'heads up' by the United Kingdom before they recently detained an associate of Glen Greenwald at Heathrow Airport under the pretext of being suspected of being involved in terrorism. The 'officials' held the individual, David Miranda, under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 for the maximum allowable 9 hours and confiscated his mobile phone, laptop, camera, memory sticks, DVDs and games consoles, according to reports. According to statements by Mr. Miranda he was detained by Heathrow officials, reportedly Metropolitan Police but more likely than not members of Special Branch, while in the transit area.

Note from John

Hello dear reader. Technically I am on vacation, a fact you might be aware of if you caught my last newscast or follow me on Twitter or Facebook, unfortunate places I have to provide the NSA with information in order to keep up with the Joneses, but if you are not then let that little fact answer any questions you may or may not have had as to where I have been and what I have been up to. Spent a few days in the hospital as well but that is another story. Would have liked to have been in some undisclosed location by a sea but hey, can’t have everything right?

I count myself very fortunate that I do not have to travel out of Russia because sitting over here in Moscow it would appear that the entire western world (and not only) has gone completely mad. I am not making some broad unsourced opinionated statement but will explain why in detail in a minute. Bear with me please dear reader.

Do you remember those old science fiction movies where some brutal Orwellian police state was burning books and brainwashing the masses, liquidating those who were a threat to the state, showed emotion, valued literature, were fond of classical music or showed kindness, love or mercy, well it seems we are in just such a universe.

The endless war and the threat to “Oceania” is the phantom menace of an imminent “terrorist” threat and it is now being used in the U.K. in much the same manner that it has been used in the United States since 9-11. Namely to arbitrarily go after anyone and everyone that the “Big Brother” deems to be a threat or undesirable for whatever reason they may have concocted.

Less than 15 years ago who would have thought that we would be living in a world where acquaintances of journalists who exposed government criminality would be stopped as terrorists in an internationally protected transit zone? Or that soldiers who exposed war crimes would be given life sentences? Who could have imagined that a government (the U.S.) which committed acts of aggressive war, torture, extra judicial executions, trampled and all but flushed international law and the U.S. Constitution down the toilet, renditioned people, held them indefinitely without charge, arrested the citizens of other states in third countries, spied on absolutely everyone and perpetually meddled in the affairs of sovereign nations while expanding militarily even into space, would be allowed to continue its criminality with impunity and even have its head, a president named Barack Hussein Obama, who is responsible for mass murder and extra-judicial executions, receive the Nobel Peace Prize? And to finally turn all logic on its head to have gay lovers being given the title of husband and having this somehow viewed as normal?

We are living in such a world, well at least those in the west are. Somewhere a wrong turn was taken and they entered into some weird sick Orwellian parallel universe, and to be quite frank, this was not the kind of world that I wanted for our kids to live in dear reader. Fortunately the encroachment on the sovereignty of most nations that the United States has been successful in achieving across most of the planet has not yet been allowed to infect Russia, but clearly attempts have been made, as we saw with the USAID scandal and the attempts by U.S. agents to bring about a color revolution in Russia.

War on truth

We know that the U.S. is currently engaged in a war against journalists and whistleblowers and attempting to paint them as somehow being terrorists or involved in espionage. The Edward Snowden affair has proven since it began that the U.S. has gone completely insane with its own power and its attempts to hide its own criminality.

Of course the latest incident, the detention of the associate of a reporter whose source exposed a massive illegal worldwide spying operation being run by the United States, did not take place in the United States, and is not as egregious as the incident with the presidential airliner of Bolivian President Evo Morales, it does show how the United States has successful annexed yet another nation into following it down a road that most sane countries would rather not go down.

United Kingdom’s participation in “War on Terror”

The United Kingdom was once the moral beacon of the world but due to its kowtowing to the U.S. has become just another egregious violator of human rights, and this under the pretext of a war on terror. Here it is important to note that the U.K. never had a problem with Islamic terrorism until it joined the United States in meddling in, and launching acts of aggression against, Islamic countries. The only reason that the United States has ever had a problem with Islamic terrorism, and this is also important to note, is because of its intentional meddling in Islamic countries.

David Miranda: violation of international law and human rights

According to the Guardian: “Unable immediately to find a flight for him back to Rio, Miranda says the Heathrow police then escorted him to passport control so he could enter Britain and wait there.”

"It was ridiculous," Miranda told the Guardian. "First they treat me like a terrorist suspect. Then they are ready to release me in the UK." Violation of international law

Thus it would appear that Mr. Miranda was actually detained by the London special services in the transit zone of Heathrow International Airport, which would be a violation of international law. This is a fact that I am still investigating as it has not been mentioned in the western press but is very important to note.

Moscow / London contrast

In contrast Edward Snowden who was “trapped” in the transit zone at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo, was never taken to a room by security personnel and threatened, or interrogated, or had his possessions stolen.

Unlike Mr. Snowden whose human rights and dignity were respected, Mr. Miranda had no rights. He could not make a phone call, have an interpreter present, or have a lawyer. He was not even allowed the protections that an enemy soldier would have on a field of war. He was coerced, threatened and subjected to Gestapo like tactics under a law that is used to question people regarding terrorism.

Security sources told the U.K.s Independent that among the 7 agents that interrogated Mr. Miranda MI-6 officers may have been involved.

Terrorism as a pretext to strip away rights

In the whole post 9-11 “War on Terror” paradigm basic things that those of us old enough to remember used to take for granted no longer exist: freedom of speech, dissent, accountability, rule of law, human rights, freedom of travel, personal privacy, freedom from arbitrary detention, what exists is now is a criminal U.S. state and in the homogenous American world created by the PNAC the citizens of the world are literally slaves to that state and anyone who attempts to expose the criminality of the rogue state, or is even remotely associated with anyone who does so, is branded a terrorist.

Terrorism hype

According to the BBC: 61,145 were detained between 2012 and 2013 under Schedule 7 of Terrorism Act 2000. This figure is 12,000 less than the previous one year period and 30% lower than the 2009-2010 period. The BBC says that there were only 24 terrorism related arrests during the 2011-2012 period after being questioned under Schedule 7. 24 arrests represents 0.03% of all of those examined. There are no reports of even a single terrorist act being averted due to the implementation of this legislation in the U.K.

Presidents Putin and Aliyev hold successful talks in Azerbaijan

14 August, 07:40  

Путин Азербайджан Путин

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has completed an official visit to Azerbaijan during which he met with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. According to the Kremlin press service the main focus of the talks between the two leaders was the area of humanitarian cooperation, although a very broad range of issues were discussed and numerous documents signed covering matters from energy cooperation to intergovernmental agreements on search and rescue operations.

After talks between the two presidents delegations from both countries held talks during which they expanded on the topics already discussed by the leaders as well as other pressing and topical matters on the agenda, including the expansion of trade and economic cooperation, the development of joint energy projects and major issues of international and regional importance.

The Kremlin reports that among the major agreements that were signed were the following:

The signing of a number of agreements and documents, witnessed by the presidents, between Russia’s Rosneft oil company and the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), including those covering the general terms and conditions for current and future oil deliveries and the expansion of cooperation.

The signing of relevant agreements under the framework of the Comprehensive Plan for Cooperation of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the period 2013-2015.

An agreement on cooperation in aviation search and rescue operations between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan

A construction agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan to build a road bridge across the river Samur.

And lastly agreements covering cooperation in the humanitarian sphere between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan until 2015.

The Kremlin press service reports that during the opening of talks President Putin stated in his address: “It’s been a long time since my last visit to Azerbaijan, which was in 2006. A lot of time has passed since then. Azerbaijan is changing rapidly and vigorously, it is a dynamic country that is developing very quickly. Its economic growth rate is one of the highest in the world. That’s impressive, and we wish our friends further successes.”

President Putin stated that Azerbaijan has one the highest economic growth rates in the world and wished Azerbaijan continuing success. He also pointed out that despite the current global economic crisis, trade between Russia and Azerbaijan grew as high as by 47%.

The President also stated some very impressive numbers among them being that over 500 Russian companies operate in Azerbaijan and that over 70 Russian regions continue to develop and enjoy mutually beneficial cooperation and agreement.

During the visit Presidents Putin and Aliyev paid a visit to a war ship of the Russian Caspian Flotilla called the Dagestan. The leaders listened to reports by the Caspian flotilla commander of the Russian Navy and the Navy of Azerbaijan, and then boarded the Dagestan.

Officials sources report that bilateral military and technical cooperation will be expanded, something that may not be pleasing for the United States as they were recently in talks regarding the placing of a NATO base in Azerbaijan during a seven day visit by the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan to Washington.

Today we also discussed regional issues, particularly the issues of regional security issues related to the settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

 The President of Azerbaijan stated: “I believe that the relationship between Russia and Azerbaijan in the humanitarian sector can serve as an example. I should note again, in front of the press, as we said, in Azerbaijan there are 335 schools where teaching is carried out in Russian, of which 15 schools where teaching is purely in Russian, 27 in our universities is taught in Russian, and the number of pupils in secondary, vocational and higher education institutions, students in Russian, more than 100,000 people. This is an important indicator of the relationship that we experience in the Russian language, Russian culture, to the Russian literature. All the positive traditions of the past are carefully stored in Azerbaijan.”

CIA Repackages Syrian Intervention

9 August, 18:31  http://jar2.com/1/Archive/2013/August/Stop_Syrian_Invasion.html

2012 июль коллаж сша сирия сша асад

On the surface, recent comments by the Deputy Director of the US Central Intelligence Michael Morrel seem to point to a shift in U.S. policy towards Syria and an admission to the failure of the United States in their War on Terror and against al-Qaeda and their funding, supporting and arming of extremist elements in Syria who have been fighting to overthrow the elected president of the country. But in reality yet another reason has been created for yet another military intervention.

Russian policy towards the conflict in Syria has not wavered since day one and has been one of supporting the Syrian people and the Syrian Government in reaching a peaceful resolution to what Moscow has repeatedly stated is an internal conflict. Moscow has therefore steadfastly concentrated all of its continuing efforts both internationally and bilaterally in eschewing any possibility of external intervention in Syria. This has included the stepping aside of Bashar Al-Assad if that is the will of the Syrian people provided that is accomplished in a peaceful, orderly and democratic process.

President Assad has repeated time and again that he would be willing to step aside if the Syrian people wished it thus and if the process involved fair and transparent elections. His fight has been not in maintaining his own hold on power but in preserving the governmental and social structures of what was a peaceful secular society.

The clash between the Russian Federation and the West has rarely been more evident or confrontational than it has been in Syria. Russia has viewed Syria as a sovereign nation with which it maintains peaceful relations and normal mutually beneficial cooperation on various fronts while the West views Syria as yet another nation marked for regime change where the leader must be forcibly removed from power.

Rather than respecting the sovereignty of Syria, and other countries as well, the U.S. continuously seeks to force the countries of the world to bend to it will. This policy has failed time and time again but the U.S. refuses to treat countries as equals and that includes its allies. In Syria, rather than negotiating with the Government of Bashar Al-Assad and reaching its goals through diplomacy and normal relations, as well as helping the Syrian people and the country maintain peace and order, the U.S. set the goal of removing Assad and has formulated all policy and propaganda to meet that goal no matter the reality on the ground.

Recent comments by the CIA through its deputy director seem to say that the CIA and the U.S. Government have woken up and realized that supporting the extremist terrorist elements in Syria and allowing them to overthrow the secular government and achieve positions of power will be a worse scenario than anything they have now. However the conclusion, that Syria, a small country on the other side of the planet which has never posed a threat to Washington is a “TOP THREAT TO US SECURITY” is fraught with danger, disingenuous and yet another reason to justify an act of aggressive war under the guise of a “self-defense intervention.”

We have criticized the U.S. for seeming to be stuck in using one play book over and over again in carrying out their “humanitarian invasions” so this time the creativity is to be applauded but the goal remains the same. The U.S. is intent on invading Syria, this is just another pretext.

The Deputy Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Michael Morrel stated to the Washington Post with regard to Syria: "It's probably the most important issue in the world today, because of where it is currently heading. Its current track is toward the collapse of its central government.”

It must be underlined that the collapse of the government has been the goal of the United States since the word go.

“There are now more foreign fighters flowing into Syria each month to take up arms with al Qaeda-affiliated groups, than there were going to Iraq to fight with al Qaeda at the height of the war there.”

Here it is important to recall that these very fighters have been funded, trained and “secretly” armed by the West and will now be openly armed.

“The Syrian government's weapons, are going to be up for grabs and up for sale. Al Qaeda has had its own victory as well, not only has the group spread its ideology and geographic reach, but it also has a less rigid command and control structure and less religious fidelity than in the past. That makes it more difficult for the U.S. to identify threats ahead of time.”

Again such statements on their own might seem promising but if we consider the history of the conflict and the history of the United States and their funding and creation and cooperation with Al-Qaeda and the ways they have done everything possible to destabilize Syria and bring down the regime of Bashsar Al-Assad the current position is fraught with the danger. One key point here is that if there is no U.S. support for Assad, a scenario then raises its head where the U.S. will move into Syria with everyone as a target. From their own “freedom fighters” to the Syrian regular military forces.

The weakness of U.S. foreign policy, and this statement should be key to all concerned, is that U.S. foreign and war policy are predictable, this should be clear to any observer. The United States sets a goal, in this case remove Assad and invade Syria, and then formulates policy, propaganda and reasoning around that goal. The difference now in Syria is that the U.S. seems to be moving to a position where those who have helped it to destabilize the country are now going to be targeted as well.

When the military industrial complex is in control of a government, as is now clearly the case in the United States, then the world community has to be very careful in giving such a power the ability to do as it wishes. The military industrial complex thrives on war and bloodshed and instability, a peace loving world that hopes for the advancement of humanity will always be the enemy of the military industrial complex.

Peace is not profitable and no matter the cause, a reason for war will always be found and when the “enemies” are vanquished their sights will turn to their “allies” because a war machine without a war is useless.

Syria, like Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iran and Libya in reality was and never has been a threat to the U.S. this point must be driven home. We can add Russia, North Korea, China, Venezuela, and every other independent country in the world to the list as well. No one wants to invade or destroy the United States, the world wants to live in peace and have their sovereignty and independence respected.

The world wants to co-exist in peace, but for those who profit from war, this is something that must never be allowed to happen.

Moscow disappointed once again by Washington

8 August, 00:04 6 

US President Barrack Obama has decided to cancel what were hoped by the Russian side to have been productive and constructive one to one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, both here in Moscow and in Saint Petersburg on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.

Official Moscow is disappointed by the decision by Washington to cancel Obama’s visit said Russian Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov.

Of course this is not the first time that Moscow has been disappointed by the largely unilateral self-serving decisions of Washington. Such snubs have been almost par-for-the-course since the end of the Cold War with such moves by Washington on almost every level.

Snubs from US have been hundreds including such loud events as the denial to Russia of allowing it to play the peacekeeping role it was promised in Kosovo, the support of Georgia and ensuing demonization of Russia with regard to South Ossetia, real cooperation on missile defense as the United States surrounds Russia with missiles that could be turned into first strike weapons with the flick of a switch, cases of Russian nationals renditioned to the United States from third countries to stand show trials, denial of protections for Russian orphans, the fabricated reasons for making a "Magnitsky List" to replace Jackson Vannick, the granting of asylum and the support of Chechen terrorists and police killers, the funding of, and attempted subversion of the Russian state and the creation of a "Color Revolution", the use of NGO to interfere with the political internal political processes of Russia, the aggressive attempted and continuing attempts at the recruitment of members of the special services and the law enforcement bodies, the constant demonization of Russia in the western media and the non-stop degrading statements and threats by American politicians and officials, and sadly the list goes on and on.

"We are disappointed with the decision of the US administration to cancel President Obama's visit to Moscow, which was planned for early September," Ushakov said speaking to reporters on Wednesday.

The Kremlin has characterized the cancellation of Obama's visit as an indication that the US is unprepared to build a relationship with Russia on an equal footing.

"This problem testifies to the remaining unpreparedness of the United States to build an equal relationship," he stated adding that Obama's decision relates to the situation surrounding the situation of Edward Snowden, which he underlined is not Russia's fault.

Of course the United States does not want to build partnerships with nations on an equal basis, this is and has been obvious to anyone who has observed the behavior of the United States for the last several decades and this more clear than ever with Russia. A country which is much larger and for all intents and purposes is in far better economic and social condition than the United States of America.

This is a fact that is becoming clearer by the day as Russia shakes off the instability and historic changes that occurred after the collapse of the USSR and the Soviet State.

Russia has been forging alliances and increasing cooperation worldwide, with countries of all political and ideological leanings, in particular with those who are fed up with U.S. imperialist dictatorial polices and the way it snubs its nose at international law and conventions and shows complete disregard for the sovereignty of nations.

The United States, unlike Russia which approaches all countries, great and small with respect and dignity, is the undisputed world champion is treading over the rights and the sovereignty of all nations and people’s the world over, perpetually dictating to the world on how it should behave and who it should befriend and what it should provide to the world’s sole self-declared "super power".

The Kremlin aide also stressed that the invitation for Obama to visit Moscow remains open. Once again underlining the fact Russia has steadfastly maintained an open door to the United States and has always been open for partnership and good relations on an equal level.

"The president of the United States was and remains invited to make a visit to Russia," Ushakov said, and "Russia is ready to work with American partners on all items of our bilateral and multilateral agendas."

Leaving the door open has been the Russian stance on everything from Syria to the American’s ABM system, but surely there will have to come a day when that door will have to be closed securely, that is my own opinion, but there is a point when disregard and disrespect will reach and unforgiveable level, as was the case with the recent treatment of the Russian flag by some idiot American rock group in Ukraine.

Some American politicians are now questioning the mental state of the Obama, even calling his behavior schizophrenic with regard to al-Qaeda and the supposed credible threats of al-Qaeda attacking somewhere in the world in the next few weeks. I could tell you the same thing, al-Qaeda will attack somewhere in the world in the next few days, that is now a given like the sun coming up and going down. The claim, according to many is a distraction from the fact that Edward Snowden has revealed the true depth of the American Government’s complete disregard for the rights of the American populace and the world community and it seems that for Obama, the case of Edward Snowden has become a sick and twisted obsession.

Russia was operating under international laws and conventions and following its own laws and its own Constitution when it came to giving Edward Snowden asylum and it was in fact the US’s own idiocy that let him get away in the first place and caused him to be trapped in Sheremetyevo and left stateless in the second.

The insanity with which Obama has gone after Snowden and even caused the interference of the flight of the president of a sovereign nation, points to a leader that has gone beyond reason and been corrupted beyond any acceptable scope. Perhaps the Imperial Presidency of Obama and his self delegated right to order extra-judicial executions as well as the now almost uncontested "right" of the United States to expand militarily and commit acts of aggressive war and detain and execute whoever they wish at will has truly begun to cause the collapse of the Western Civilization and its leaders to have lost all touch with reality?

Like the school house bully being confronted by a kid who refuses to give up his lunch money and then becoming completely obsessed, the United States has threatened Russia in any way it can to get Russia to ignore international law and its own Constitution and to just hand Edward Snowden over, not extradite as the US Ambassador tried to tell the Russian Government.

Of course for the President of the Russian Federation and other leaders to abide by international law and their own Constitutions is something the US has difficulty understanding but it is what makes the world a civilized place and what sets us apart from anarchy.

Attempts by the United States to pressure Russia into compliance with their policies through the use of economic instruments and measures would not receive any significant level of international support either and even if the US decides to cut off all trade between Russia and the US the insignificant trade turnover of approximately 40 billion dollars a year would have little effect on Russia’s economy as the country is currently maintaining a global trade turnover with positive trends at a level approaching 900 billion dollars per annum.

The US needs Russia more than Russia needs the US in Afghanistan, Iran, the Middle East, Syria, North Korea and in other areas and countries and Russia has always been willing to cooperate, but I would dare say that there has to be a point when that willingness will dry up.

Obama’s recent comments about Russia behaving in a Cold War manner seems ludicrous to anyone who has been following world events even casually for the last decade or so, as did the recent hollow guarantees by Eric Holder that Edward Snowden would not be tortured, but it shows the complete arrogance and disconnect with reality that Obama is living with and the complete lack of regard the US has for the intelligence of the world’s populace.

Perhaps Americans live in a Mickey Mouse fantasy world where everything that happens around the world is dictated to them to them by the Ministry of Truth, that Russia is a Cold War menace and that there is an al-Qaeda terrorist behind every street post, and such comments as Obama made, not to a respected intellectual forum, but to a comedy show, are actually believed. However such comments as portraying Russia as maintaining a Cold War mentality could be nowhere further from the truth.

It is in fact the US and the West that has maintained the Cold War stance evidenced by the expansion and the continued existence of NATO and it is the United States who has mounted a war to hide their own illegitimacy and illegality against journalists and whistleblowers and has forced the world to protect these individuals the best they can.

For me it is the height of insanity to have such a country preach to the world on "Democracy and Freedom" and in all honesty Obama should have been grateful at the graciousness and respect and intelligence and forward thinking of President Vladimir Putin in agreeing to speak with him at all, especially after the recent insults to Russia by the United States due to the Snowden affair.

That the respected and intelligent leader of the largest country in the world would grant an audience to the leader of the country in the world with the biggest guns and who continues to run roughshod over the international community is something that they in the US should be grateful for. But of course they are living in their Mickey Mouse, Faux News, Guantanamo is good, Ministry of Truth fantasy world and do not see the reality of US policy.

The PNAC, 9-11, "shadow government" and FEMA: Connecting the dots and the big picture

4 August, 22:27  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/REX84.html

The recent resurgence of information on the existence of FEMA internment camps, revelations of total surveillance by Edward Snowden, and several instruments of total power passed into law by US President Obama, have forced many denizens of the internet and seekers of truth, to take yet another look at what the world is becoming. Although there is still time to fight it appears that there is little we can do to stop the United States and its attempts to turn the world into a complete and total Orwellian security state. For Americans the time to rise up may have passed as plans for a mass uprising are already in place and include prisons that will be able to house millions.

Post 9-11 takeover by the “shadow government”

Recently the existence of FEMA internment camps, or as some are calling them “concentration camps”, once again as has been the case periodically since 9-11 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, has become the focus of some of the world’s alternative media.

Usually such reports are dismissed and marginalized by the US Government subservient “mainstream” media, and only alternative media or “conspiracy theorists” such as Alex Jones or Jesse Ventura, are the only ones who have the courage to report on the subject.

Since 9-11, when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were intentionally imploded in a controlled demolition providing the, for lack of better term, “shadow government”, with the catalyst they needed to start a global war of domination and strip away the rights of Americans, the existence of FEMA “Camps”, plans for the implementation of martial law, and thousands of Draconian and Machiavellian moves by the US Federal Government to strip away the rights and freedoms of Americans all on the basis of security, have been the subject of much debate but even the exposure of massive illegality and the waging of wars of aggression have not brought caused a single individual to account for such egresses.

Silencing those who question 9-11

The shadow government has done everything they can to punish and silence anyone who has questioned the events of 9-11. This first started with the silencing and marginalizing of the entire 9-11 truth movement. A movement based and founded on the simple observation that even a three year old child could have made, namely that if you hit something on the side, it falls over following the same path of force that the impacting object was following, and it does not implode into its own footprint.

Immediately after the events of 9-11 questions began to be raised and everyone from FBI agents to structural engineers got involved voicing very credible, plausible and even concrete scientifically based evidence questioning the official version, sadly everyone was eventually silenced, marginalized and even killed.

One of the most reputable voices who stated that 9-11 was an inside job was a man who died last year, Ted Gunderson, a 30 year veteran of the FBI who was the Los Angeles Bureau Chief and had approximately 800 FBI Agents working under his command. He was also most famous for handling the case of the John F. Kennedy assassination and the death of Marilyn Monroe.

Before his death Mr. Gunderson openly questioned 9-11, gave talks on the issue and also started to investigate the existence of FEMA camps. This was one of the most troubling issues that he fought to get to the truth of until his death and one that has to this day not been properly addressed by the authorities or anyone in power.

Although the 9-11 Commission was the last instrument to silence the populace and their questions on 9-11 there has been no official response to questions about FEMA camps.

The entire post 9-11 paradigm

To understand the entire current post 9-11 world very uncomfortable questions need to be asked and the evidence has shown that it all goes back to Nazi gold, Preston Bush, and 40,000 Nazis who found refuge in the United States after WWII.

Ronald Reagan, his Star wars, Aids and the “cleansing” of America of blacks and homosexuals were just some of the steps of the plan.

Then came along Clinton and he began downsizing the military and closing military bases. After all the Cold War was over and there was no need for such a global military structure. This angered the military industrial complex and along came Monica Lewinsky from the Pentagon to help get rid of Clinton. Clinton fought back and was convinced to allow the military industrial complex and the “shadow government” to invade Yugoslavia as a test to the concept of aggressive war disguised as humanitarian intervention.

The plan worked and to this day no one has had to answer for the aggressive invasion and the breaking up of Yugoslavia nor for the slaughter and genocide of the Serbs.

Post Clinton expansion, the PNAC and Bush

The “shadow government” and the military industrial complex had tasted the “success” of the Yugoslavia operation and were hungry for more so a plan was devised by the Project for the New American Century which would allow for all of their goals to be fulfilled, global expansion, aggressive wars and the subjugation of the American people, something that would require the American Constitution to be, for lack of a better expression, flushed down the toilet.

Their plan required a mass casualty event to serve as a catalyst and to force the US populace into accepting the stripping of their liberties and thus 9-11 was carried out. 9-11 was the catalyst, everything that has happened since has been a part of their plan.

Obama and the continuation of the plan

Towards the end of the second Bush regime the dissent of the American populace was growing, in particular the Liberal and minority populations so the planners had to think of a way to silence the left and those who were questioning their activities. The planners decided that installing a black president who promised change would be the best way to deal with dissent and for the most part it has completely silenced the left and everyone who would otherwise protest, refusing to believe that a black president could be a party to anything nefarious. However this is about installing a “Big Brother” and Obama fits the bill. It is not important that his skin is dark, this is about absolute power and control of the masses, race has no real role, except when it comes to the end game.

FEMA, the Board of Governors and dealing with American dissent

All of the matters listed above have been well-documented and would each require volumes to cover properly, however one area that has been under reported and under investigated is FEMA.

FEMA stands for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and they are one of the bodies that will control the entire United States after the implementation of martial law if such an event is allowed to take place. They will be under the head of the Department of Homeland Security, the newly created Board of Governors and the President of the United States who will become a new imperial power.

The Board of Governors was created under Obama and consists of 10 governors who will rule and take power away from the governors of the states which find themselves in the 10 regions which the United States has already been divided into.

With the implementation of martial law the US military, FEMA, Homeland Security, and the President will control the entire United States and anyone who dissents will be dealt with according to the level of threat that they are determined to pose.

Instruments of control

According to hundreds of reports FEMA has already built from 600 to 800 internment camps in the United States. Many of them have been documented, recorded and filmed, however there has been no admission by the government, nor explanation as to their purpose.

Even when confronted openly, even at the very facilities in question, the response has always been denial. Many of the internment facilities are supposedly already in use and are housing entire families and children, these have been filmed. Yet despite obvious evidence that they are essentially high-security prisons the authorities claim they are family care centers and the like.

Information available from open sources and a large part of the independent investigations by Ten Gunderson have allowed for some insight into the FEMA camps, the fact that they exist and the way they will be used.

It is reported that all of the camps share several chilling characteristics including access to railway infrastructure, high multiple fences with barbed wire pointing inward, huge territories, airplane and/or helicopter access, and the ability to house huge numbers of people including children. One center which is in use was filmed for a conspiracy theory program by Jesse Ventura and Alex Jones and has since been banned but has found a following on the net.

According to conflicting reports there are centers that can house as many as 5 million people. According to Mr. Gunderson evidence one center exists on an island off Alaska that is said to be capable of housing up to five million people and would be impossible to escape from.

Some evidence, which cannot be proven, but is available on the internet points to the installation of gas chambers, the stockpiling of massive numbers of coffins and even a color coding system which calls for those deemed “red” to be killed immediately, those marked “blue” to be reprogrammed, and the least threatening “yellow” to be exterminated or set free as they are useless and there are too many of them.

Legal framework

A bill called HR 645 has set up the legal framework for these camps to be built in the United States and the way in which they may be used is chilling. In the event of martial law entire segments of the population may be interred in the camps.

One reason for the internment may be mass opposition to a US military invasion, for example if the US decides to invade Central America. Another may be a mass-uprising by the black population, or the perceived threat of a possible uprising. In such an event African Americans may be interred.

These are just some of the plans in place and approved by Obama and the current US Government and laid out in HR 645.What is chilling is that all of these plans and instruments are in place and no one has been able to do anything about it.

Other instruments of control

Almost all of the instruments of totalitarian total control are already in place in the United and many have been finalized only recently. For example the right to broadcast state created propaganda to the internal US population, something I wrote about recently. This will allow for an Orwellian Ministry of Truth to be created in the United States.

Edward Snowden has revealed the total surveillance infrastructure already in place and being used under secret directives and in the name of security.

Uncontrolled fusion centers with no accountability have popped up all over America to serve as command and control centers in the event of martial law and to assist in identifying enemies of the state.

Billions of bullets have been ordered by the US Government in preparation for massive unrest and the killing of American citizens, according to reports on the web.

False flag terrorist attacks and the perpetuation of the terrorist threat as a pretext for taking away liberties and freedoms and rights.

The war on journalists and whistle-blowers and the clamp down and monitoring of the press have allowed them to control and deal with anyone who might have access to the truth or who is able to connect the dots.

Drones and other new technologies have allowed for the monitoring, remote assassination and spying on anyone anywhere in the world.

Extra judicial executions, indefinite detention, the cancellation of Habeas Corpus rights and secret off shore prisons have all been in place for years and are to be expanded on as no one has been able to stop these practices.

Total and complete surveillance, facial recognition, advanced profiling, and the ability to accurately predict the movements of the populace allow for the complete control of anyone they choose as a target.

Those with the proof silenced

If you have followed the cases of Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden and have taken an interest in the number of people with inside knowledge that died mysterious deaths after 9-11, you might come to the conclusion, as I have that Manning, Assange and Snowden have facts that they have not released to the public and that point to collusion by the shadow government into the events of 9-11.

Whether they know it or not, and it is quite possible the three of them are not aware, they most definitely hold key pieces of the puzzle that would unravel the “shadow government” and cause the collapse of the US system as we know it. I would offer that this is the true reason for the way the US Government has gone after these three individuals they way they have. It is not merely some obsession of Obama’s.

Assange may know this and it may be contained in his famous insurance file, which is why he is still alive. Snowden may know these things which is why the US Government has gone so far and begged Russia not to give him a “platform”. Unfortunately we do not know and can only guess but if it is and they have been silent then we can only postulate that the information they have may cause revolution and resulting mass casualties and a complete end to the United States and the so called New World Order.

What can we do?

The only thing that can be done is to remove those who have taken over power and to roll back everything that they have done to usurp the US Constitution and international law. Will or can anyone do this? It is unlikely but we have to keep exposing and questioning and demanding accountability.

The key lies with the American populace, if they rise up and refuse to allow this to continue it can be stopped. But there is no will among the general population to do so. Everyone has been cowed into submission and inactivity by the endless mind controlling flow of propaganda being fed to them by those in power.

I oversimplify here but those are the conclusions I have reached after conducting hundreds of interviews and investigating these matters for over 15 years. There is no real terrorist involved in the “War on Terror” and it is not a war “against” terror or terrorism, it is a war “using terror as a pretext” and the target of that war is you, free thinking and independent citizen of the world.

Invitation

I invite any official with solid and credible information regarding the hundreds of FEMA camps in the United States, who can show that they are really being built in case of a natural disaster, or who can prove that they do not even exist to contact me and tell their side of the story.

Rule of law, morality and a return to multi-polarity - Putin at Valdai

22 September, 10:27  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Vladimir_Putin.html

Владимир Путин международный дискуссионный клуб Валдай валдайский клуб

Photo: RIA Novosti

President Vladimir Putin had a very busy and successful past week on the heels of a successfully hosted G-20 Summit . The President has been key to averting another act of aggressive war by a certain western power, and for those efforts alone is truly worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize. President Putin took part in the yearly Valdai Discussion Club, an event where top experts and some of the sharpest minds from Russia and abroad meet in the context of a global dialogue about Russia.

At the 10th anniversary of the forum President Putin clearly showed he is a brilliant leader and statesman and why he was chosen by the Russian people as their president, his intelligent, forward thinking remarks covered everything from morality to the rule of international law to Syria as he laid out his views and his “roadmap” for the future of Russia and its interactions with a multi-polar world.

One of the biggest problems plaguing Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union is a unifying national idea or identity that applies to people of all walks of life and all political and ideological leanings. This problem has been one that has been difficult to address but at the same time pressing and urgent and the president and the forum did an excellent job in addressing this issue.

Another issue about which President Putin spoke was why patriotism is important for Russia. After years during which the country was being fragmented and the national pride of Russians was at an all time low after the collapse of the USSR, fortunately it is making a comeback.

In his opening comments president Putin touched upon many of the problems and challenges facing Russia today including that of mostly western ideology and “culture” which has eroded not only Russian society, but the world’s.

I have highlighted most of what was covered by President Putin and added some comments and invite you to read the entire transcript which we have published here and also to visit the site the president.

Erosion of Russian culture

In post Soviet Russia the nation is still searching for a tangible and unifying cultural and social idea and the amount of influence the ever changing world has had on Russia has made this particularly challenging.

President Putin said:“Today we need new strategies to preserve our identity in a rapidly changing world, a world that has become more open, transparent and interdependent. For us (and I am talking about Russians and Russia), questions about who we are and who we want to be are increasingly prominent in our society. We have left behind Soviet ideology, and there will be no return. It is evident that it is impossible to move forward without spiritual, cultural and national self-determination.”

On foreign influences

In reference to the ways other countries compete with Russia and each other and in contrast to the US model where their society is decimated, subjugated and oppressed while the military and monied interested attempt to completely dominate society and the geopolitical landscape President Putin stated that some countries forget the rule of law and even decency, undoubtedly referring to a certain western power.

“And today we see a new round of such competitions. Today their main focuses are economic-technological and ideological-informational. Military-political problems and general conditions are worsening. The world is sometimes forgoes not merely international law, but also basic decency. Every country has to have military, technological and economic strength, but nevertheless the main thing that will determine success is the quality of citizens, the quality of society: their intellectual, spiritual and moral strength. After all, in the end economic growth, prosperity and geopolitical influence are all derived from societal conditions,” said President Putin.

In reference to a national idea and profiteers such as Berezovsky

One problem Russia had after the collapse of the USSR was the lack of a national idea and President Putin commented on how this served the interests of those who wanted to pillage Russia.

“In addition, the lack of a national idea stemming from a national identity profited the quasi-colonial element of the elite – those determined to steal and remove capital, and who did not link their future to that of the country, the place where they earned their money,” said President Putin.

On attempts to force a western model on Russia

The failure of the west in reshaping Russia in their own image was due to the Russian people and not the state. This rejection was something the West tried to change through overt and covert efforts, such as through the influence of USAID and supporting an opposition which had only one agenda, to remove President Putin and the government, but their efforts failed due to the Russian people themselves. Something the West has failed to understand.

“A spontaneously constructed state and society does not work, and neither does mechanically copying other countries’ experiences. Such primitive borrowing and attempts to civilize Russia from abroad were not accepted by an absolute majority of our people. This is because the desire for independence and sovereignty in spiritual, ideological and foreign policy spheres is an integral part of our national character. Incidentally, such approaches have often failed in other nations too. The time when ready-made lifestyle models could be installed in foreign states like computer programs has passed,” said President Putin.

On accepting others and their differences

President Putin said it was important to listen to people with opposing views, to reject blind nationalism and racist models and be united by patriotism. True precepts of democracy and again something those in certain western countries should also follow.

President Putin stated: “All of us – so-called Neo-Slavophiles and Neo-Westernisers, statists and so-called liberals – all of society must work together to create common development goals. We need to break the habit of only listening to like-minded people, angrily – and even with hatred – rejecting any other point of view from the outset. You can’t flip or even kick the country's future like a football, plunging into unbridled nihilism, consumerism, criticism of anything and everything, or gloomy pessimism.”

“This means that liberals have to learn to talk with representatives of the left-wing and, conversely, that nationalists must remember that Russia was formed specifically as a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional country from its very inception. Nationalists must remember that by calling into question our multi-ethnic character, and exploiting the issue of Russian, Tatar, Caucasian, Siberian or any other nationalism or separatism, means that we are starting to destroy our genetic code. In effect, we will begin to destroy ourselves.”

Red lines

The president brought up the subject of “red lines that must not be crossed” but unlike some leaders did not do so as a threat to another sovereign power but as a matter of self-defense.

President Putin was very clear when he said: “Russia’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity are unconditional. These are red lines no one is allowed to cross. For all the differences in our views, debates about identity and about our national future are impossible unless their participants are patriotic. Of course I mean patriotism in the purest sense of the word.”

Opposition to Russia itself

Opposition to Russia as an entity and not to the government was a topic few have ever spoken about but the president touched upon this matter briefly:

“Too often in our nation's history, instead of opposition to the government we have been faced with opponents of Russia itself. I have already mentioned this; Pushkin also talked about it. And we know how it ended, with the demolition of the (Russian) state as such.”

On historical revisionism

There was a period after the collapse of the USSR where Soviet history was not taught in schools and even though the USSR was the greatest power in history people were being pushed by western agents to be ashamed of the Soviet period.

“We must be proud of our history, and we have things to be proud of. Our entire, uncensored history must be a part of Russian identity. Without recognising this it is impossible to establish mutual trust and allow society to move forward.”

On the degradation of morality in the West

Speaking about the decay in morality and the role that Christian values play in a healthy society, President Putin warned about the decay of morality in the West and the attempts to force that decay onto Russia. The implication is that Western Civilization is in decline.

“We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilization. They are denying moral principles and all traditional identities: national, cultural, religious and even sexual.”

“They are implementing policies that equate large families with same-sex partnerships, belief in God with the belief in Satan. The excesses of political correctness have reached the point where people are seriously talking about registering political parties whose aim is to promote pedophilia. … And people are aggressively trying to export this model all over the world. I am convinced that this opens a direct path to degradation and primitivism, resulting in a profound demographic and moral crisis.”

“Without the values embedded in Christianity and other world religions, without the standards of morality that have taken shape over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity. We consider it natural and right to defend these values. One must respect every minority’s right to be different, but the rights of the majority must not be put into question.”

On a unipolar world

The president’s comments on multi-polarity and why one country must not be allowed to subjugate and control the rest of humanity were refreshing.

“At the same time we see attempts to somehow revive a standardized model of a unipolar world and to blur the institutions of international law and national sovereignty. Such a unipolar, standardized world does not require sovereign states; it requires vassals. In a historical sense this amounts to a rejection of one’s own identity, of the God-given diversity of the world.”

On rule of law

President Putin and the Russian Federation have proven and the record has shown that the rule of law and mutual respect are the true basis for successful international relations and that above all the states of the world must abide by international law.

“Russia agrees with those who believe that key decisions should be worked out on a collective basis, rather than at the discretion of and in the interests of certain countries or groups of countries. Russia believes that international law, not the right of the strong, must apply. And we believe that every country, every nation is not exceptional, but unique, original and benefits from equal rights, including the right to independently choose their own development path.”

“This is our conceptual outlook, and it follows from our own historical destiny and Russia's role in global politics. Our present position has deep historical roots. Russia itself has evolved on the basis of diversity, harmony and balance, and brings such a balance to the international stage.”

On multiculturalism

President Putin spoke about multiculturalism and why it has failed in the West but has succeeded and is in fact an import part of Russia, Russian society and Russian heritage.

“There is one more fundamental aspect to which I want to draw your attention. In Europe and some other countries so-called multiculturalism is in many respects a transplanted, artificial model that is now being questioned, for understandable reasons. This is because it is based on paying for the colonial past. It is no accident that today European politicians and public figures are increasingly talking about the failures of multiculturalism, and that they are not able to integrate foreign languages or foreign cultural elements into their societies.”

“Over the past centuries in Russia, which some have tried to label as the "prison of nations", not even the smallest ethnic group has disappeared. And they have retained not only their internal autonomy and cultural identity, but also their historical space. You know, I was interested to learn (I did not even know this) that in Soviet times (the authorities) paid such careful attention to this that virtually every small ethnic group had its own print publication, support for its language, and for its national literature. We should bring back and take on board much of what has been done in this respect.”

“Along with this the different cultures in Russia have the unique experience of mutual influence, mutual enrichment and mutual respect. This multiculturalism and multi-ethnicity lives in our historical consciousness, in our spirit and in our historical makeup. Our state was built in the course of a millennium on this organic model.”

“Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and other religions are an integral part of Russia’s identity, its historical heritage and the present-day lives of its citizens. The main task of the state, as enshrined in the Constitution, is to ensure equal rights for members of traditional religions and atheists, and the right to freedom of conscience for all citizens.”

“However, it is clearly impossible to identify oneself only through one’s ethnicity or religion in such a large nation with a multi-ethnic population. In order to maintain the nation’s unity, people must develop a civic identity on the basis of shared values, a patriotic consciousness, civic responsibility and solidarity, respect for the law, and a sense of responsibility for their homeland’s fate, without losing touch with their ethnic or religious roots.”

On the individual

Respect for the individual is one of the most noble goals of democracy and society and for me personally it was like a breath of fresh air to hear a world leader speak about this as it seems to have become a forgotten concept.

“Unfortunately, throughout our nation’s history, little value was given at times to individual human lives. Too often, people were seen simply as a means, rather than a goal and a mission for development. We no longer have that right and we cannot throw millions of human lives into the fire for the sake of development. We must treasure every individual. Russia’s main strength in this and future centuries will lie in its educated, creative, physically and spiritually healthy people, rather than natural resources.”

On education

While some countries are cutting and decimating their education systems to pay for more weapons and war President Putin made it clear that theis should not happen in Russia.

“The role of education is all the more important because in order to educate an individual, a patriot, we must restore the role of great Russian culture and literature. They must serve as the foundation for people’s personal identity, the source of their uniqueness and their basis for understanding the national idea.”

On Russian Federalism

Tackling one of the problems that is endemic to the largest country in the world, the president made it clear the development of the entire country is vital to keep it healthy and strong.

“Speaking of any kind of reforms, it is important to bear in mind that there is more to our nation than just Moscow and St Petersburg. In developing Russian federalism, we must rely on our own historical experience, using flexible and diverse models.”

“The Russian model of federalism has a great deal of potential built into it. It is imperative that we learn to use it competently, not forgetting its most important aspect: the development of the regions and their independence should create equal opportunities for all of our nation’s citizens, regardless of where they live, to eliminate inequalities in the economic and social development of Russia’s territory, thereby strengthening the nation’s unity.”

Importance of the Eurasian Union

As one of many growing economic, geopolitical, trade and regional unions that have begun to gain strength throughout the world, President Putin spoke about the Eurasian Union and why it is important for the development of the region. Another step toward multi-polarity in our diverse world.

“The future Eurasian Economic Union, which we have declared and which we have discussed extensively as of late, is not just a collection of mutually beneficial agreements. The Eurasian Union is a project for maintaining the identity of nations in the historical Eurasian space in a new century and in a new world. Eurasian integration is a chance for the entire post-Soviet space to become an independent centre for global development, rather than remaining on the outskirts of Europe and Asia.”

On Syrian chemical weapons attack

Having almost single-handedly stopped another act of aggressive war by a certain power which has revived the doctrine of preventive war, President Putin was very frank when speaking about the situation in Syria and what the proper steps should be to resolve the internal conflict in that country.

“ We have equal rights and equal responsibilities with all our colleagues involved in the discussion on Syria. This is not the first time I hear that I now carry a special responsibility. We all carry a special responsibility; we all carry it equally. …it became clear that chemical weapons had been used. But this was clear to us from the very beginning, and our experts agreed. The only thing that is unclear is who used it.”

“We have every reason to believe that this was a provocation. You know, it was clever and smart, but at the same time, the execution was primitive. They used an ancient, Soviet-made projectile, taken from the Syrian army’s armaments from a long time ago – it even had “Made in the USSR” printed on it. But this was not the first time chemical weapons were used in Syria. Why didn’t they investigate the previous instances?”

“This matter should be investigated as thoroughly as possible. If we finally get an answer, despite all obstacles, to the question of who did this, who committed this crime – and there is no question that it was a crime – then we will take the next step; we will then work with other UN Security Council colleagues to determine the culpability of those who committed this crime, together and in solidarity.”

“Second, on whether we will manage to convince Assad or not, I don’t know. So far it looks as though Syria has fully agreed to our proposal and is ready to act according to the plan that the international community is putting together, working through the UN. Russia and the USA, in the persons of Secretary of State Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov have already practically drafted the outlines of this plan. There is a special organization that will work together with the UN on this matter of eliminating chemical weapons. Syria has declared that it will join and that it indeed already considers itself to have joined the International Chemical Weapons Convention. These are practical steps that the Syrian government has already taken.”

“Let me just remind you about how these chemical weapons came about. Syria got itself chemical weapons as an alternative to Israel’s nuclear arsenal, as we know. What can be done about the various issues associated with proliferation and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction remains a very relevant question today, perhaps the most important issue of our time. If this situation gets out of control, like it once happened with gunpowder, the consequences will be unimaginable. We therefore need to strive towards nuclear-free status in particular parts of the world, especially in such volatile regions as the Middle East.”

On NATO expansion

After the collapse of the USSR and the subsequent dissolving of the Warsaw Pact under the promise by NATO that they would not expand, the world has seen the opposite and now NATO exists on almost every continent on earth in one or another. The NATO lie is one of history’s most wide reaching.

“… we were promised at one point that NATO would not expand beyond the former Federal Republic of Germany’s eastern border. That was a promise directly made to Gorbachev. True, it was not actually set out and written down. But where is NATO today, where is the border? We got cheated, to put it quite simply. That’s the whole story.”

On McCain, the refusal by the US to receive a Russian delegation and freedom of the press

After President Putin’s eloquent, informed and well received “Plea for Caution” in the New York Times, octogenarian right-wing US Senator John McCain, who recently spent hearings on an invasion of Syria playing on-line poker, attempted to “fight back” and only showcased American ignorance. President Putin was asked about McCain and graciously invited him to visit Russia and improve his knowledge.

“He (McCain) is not well-informed about our country. Actually, I would have been happy to see him here at the Valdai Club say, taking part in the discussions. As far as I know, our big television channels, the national channels, proposed that he come and take part in an open and honest discussion. There you have it, freedom of speech, freedom of the press. He is welcome to share his point of view with the whole country. In this respect, I can only express my regret that our American colleagues did not react to our parliamentarians’ proposal and refused to receive them in Washington for a discussion on Syria. Why did they do this? “

Using force outside of international law

The using of military force outside of the framework of the United Nations is illegal, and in fact is a Crime Against Peace. President Putin made this clear.

“The threat of the use of force and actual use of force are far from being a cure-all for international problems. Look at what we are actually talking about after all. We are forgetting the heart of the matter. We are talking about using force outside the framework of current international law. We’ve just been saying how the US Congress and Senate are discussing whether to use force or not. But it is not there that this matter should be discussed. It should be discussed in the UN Security Council. That is the heart of the issue. That is my first point.”

American “Democracy”

There is no true democracy in America, their system has failed.

President Putin said this: “It has happened twice in US history that the President of the United States was chosen by a majority in the electoral colleges, but with a minority of the actual voters. This is an obvious flaw in the electoral procedure, that is to say, a flaw at the very heart of American democracy.”

“As for what kind of government Russia should have, this is something for our citizens to decide, and not for our colleagues from abroad. We held an election a year ago, not so long ago, and the majority of Russia’s citizens voted for me.”

Morales to file crimes against humanity charges at ICC against US

21 September, 16:42 1    http://www.jar2.com/Topics/US_Illegal_Interception_of_President_of_Bolivia.html

боливия эво моралес

It may be finally getting to the point where the world has had enough of a certain country dictating to it, bombing it and attempting to shape it in its own morally bankrupt and ignorant image. The certain country’s illegality, ignorance, hypocrisy, flaunting of international law, wars of aggression, endless killing, threats of more violence, economic manipulation, spying and acts of aggression have gotten to the point where the elephant in the room that everyone has been trying to ignore the best they can is threatening to not only take over the room but to bring down the entire building.

Under the pretext of security against the bogeyman of terrorism that they have created, funded and supported themselves since 9-11, what can only be described as a monstrous criminal cabal, has been wreaking havoc on the entire planet since the day they got away with the murder of 2,999 innocent civilians on September 11, 2001.

Of late, thanks to the more and more revelations that are finally seeping through to the world’s populace and getting by the media filter set up globally by that country’s special services and the western government-controlled-mass-media, people are truly beginning to finally wake up, and now someone has finally had the courage, along with an undeniable justification, to stand up and do what the world should have done years ago, files charges against the monsters in Washington.

After watching the United States first deny visas to the Venezuelan delegation to the United Nations General Assembly and then prohibit the aircraft of the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro from flying over the US occupied Latin American Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, the President of Bolivia Evo Morales has decided enough is enough and will be filing charges against the criminal cabal in Washington with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.

President Morales, himself the victim of US interference in the flight of the presidential aircraft of a sovereign nation recently, over unfounded suspicions that Edward Snowden may have been on his plane, has stated that he will be filling crimes against humanity charges with the ICC.

At a press conference in Bolivia President Morales made the following statement to the world’s press: "I would like to announce that we are preparing a lawsuit against (US President) Barack Obama to condemn him for crimes against humanity," further describing Obama as a "criminal" who willingly violates international law. “

“We cannot accept that the US carries on with politics of intimidation and the prohibition of flights by presidents,"said President Morales, and also that the latest incident "demonstrates the country's predisposition to humiliate other governments and committing crimes against other nations.”

During the same press conference President Morales also called for an emergency session of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to decide on what joint actions could be take over recent US actions. He has also suggested that the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) nations should consider a boycott of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York City as a response.

The president of Venezuela Nicola Maduro called the US action "an act of intimidation by North American imperialism."

After the plane was denied the right to enter the airspace over the Atlantic near US occupied Puerto Rico, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told reporters the action was an "insult."

"We denounce this as another insult of North American imperialism against the government," Foreign Minister Jaua said.

President Maduro’s flight, which was en route to China, was forced to find an alternate path according to Jaua, he called the action "An act of aggression,"and stated: "No one can deny airspace to a plane carrying a president on an international state visit. There is no valid argument to refuse airspace."

By its own actions the United States is continuing to isolate itself from the world community and prove itself to be the single most dangerous rogue nation in the world. With its plethora of actions that are illegal under international law (including aggressive war after aggressive war) its practice of branding anyone it does not like as rogue state and attempting to bomb them and kill their leader, and its continued unrepentant spying and interference into the affairs of other nations, even moderate states and staunch US allies are beginning to realize the true nature of the beast.

If the United States is taken to the Hague for war crimes and crimes against humanity the possibilities for the door opening to prosecution for a whole series of violations of international law may present itself. This includes the illegal and continuing indefinite detention going on at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, endless renditions, the arrests of Russian citizens in third countries, extra-judicial executions, illegal espionage and spying activities, droning, the support of terrorists such as Al-Qaeda and the use of non-state fighters to destabilize Syria and other countries, all of the crimes committed by Al-Qaeda acting on US direction and finally a true independent investigation into the animals who were behind 9-11.

The US of course will continue with their arrogant impunity and egregious violations of international law as they have plans in place to launch an invasion of the Netherlands and the Hague if one of their ilk is arrested, but once charges are filed there may be enough international support to actually bring about a serious accounting. Of course this may be wishful thinking but it does in fact appear that the world has truly had enough of US aggression.

Imagine a situation where NATO was supposed to protect the Netherlands and Europe from an American attack. If European countries fall into disfavor with the imperial psychopaths in Washington who support child-killing cannibal terrorists in Syria, they may risk being branded rogue nations as well and have their countries bombed.

The US on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity? Could happen. It would mean that the world was finally beating a cancer that will destroy it, and to think that this may be brought about by the President of Bolivia Evo Morales, who was so easily dismissed by America, would be true and wonderful poetic justice. Regardless US illegality has to end and the cancer has to be cut out to save the patient.

'We have left behind Soviet ideology, and there will be no return' - Putin

21 September, 13:31   http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Vladimir_Putin.html

Владимир Путин международный дискуссионный клуб Валдай валдайский клуб

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club and spoke on some of the most important topics affecting Russia and the world today. One area that the president paid particular attention was the political and civil society landscape in the Russian Federation which is still undergoing changes and developing after the collapse of the USSR. The summit of the Valdai Club was especially important as it marked the 10 year anniversary of the forum. The session was attended by over 200 Russian and foreign experts, influential political and social leaders and leaders from many different fields of expertise. The 10th session was titled "Russia's Diversity for the Modern World".

The following are excerpts from the full transcript of the meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club courtesy of the Kremlin Press Service.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, friends, ladies and gentlemen, I hope that the place for your discussions, for our meetings is well chosen and that the timing is good. We are in the centre of Russia – not a geographical centre, but a spiritual one. [Novgorod Region] is a cradle of Russian statehood. Our outstanding historians believe and have analysed how the elements of Russian statehood came together right here. This is in the light of the fact that two great rivers – the Volkhov and Neva – acted as natural means of communication, providing a natural linkage at the time. And it was here that Russian statehood gradually began to emerge.

As has already been pointed out, this year the [Valdai] club has brought together an unprecedented list of participants: more than 200 Russian and foreign politicians, public and spiritual leaders, philosophers and cultural figures, people with very different, original and sometimes opposing views.

You have already been conferring here for a few days now, and I'll try not to bore you unduly. But nevertheless, I will allow myself to state my views on subjects that you have touched on during these discussions in one way or another. I am not only thinking about analysing Russian historical, cultural, and governance experiences. First and foremost, I am thinking of general debates, conversations about the future, strategies, and values, about the values underpinning our country’s development, how global processes will affect our national identity, what kind of twenty-first-century world we want to see, and what Russia, our country, can contribute to this world together with its partners.

Today we need new strategies to preserve our identity in a rapidly changing world, a world that has become more open, transparent and interdependent. This fact confronts virtually all countries and all peoples in one form or another: Russian, European, Chinese and American – the societies of virtually all countries. And naturally, including here in Valdai, we strive to better understand how our partners are attempting to meet this challenge, because we are meeting here with experts on Russia. But we proceed from the fact that our guests will state their views on the interaction and relationship between Russia and the countries that you represent.

For us (and I am talking about Russians and Russia), questions about who we are and who we want to be are increasingly prominent in our society. We have left behind Soviet ideology, and there will be no return. Proponents of fundamental conservatism who idealise pre-1917 Russia seem to be similarly far from reality, as are supporters of an extreme, western-style liberalism.

It is evident that it is impossible to move forward without spiritual, cultural and national self-determination. Without this we will not be able to withstand internal and external challenges, nor we will succeed in global competitions. And today we see a new round of such competitions. Today their main focuses are economic-technological and ideological-informational. Military-political problems and general conditions are worsening. The world is becoming more rigid, and sometimes forgoes not merely international law, but also basic decency.

[Every country] has to have military, technological and economic strength, but nevertheless the main thing that will determine success is the quality of citizens, the quality of society: their intellectual, spiritual and moral strength. After all, in the end economic growth, prosperity and geopolitical influence are all derived from societal conditions. They depend on whether the citizens of a given country consider themselves a nation, to what extent they identify with their own history, values and traditions, and whether they are united by common goals and responsibilities. In this sense, the question of finding and strengthening national identity really is fundamental for Russia.

Meanwhile, today Russia’s national identity is experiencing not only objective pressures stemming from globalisation, but also the consequences of the national catastrophes of the twentieth century, when we experienced the collapse of our state two different times. The result was a devastating blow to our nation’s cultural and spiritual codes; we were faced with the disruption of traditions and the consonance of history, with the demoralisation of society, with a deficit of trust and responsibility. These are the root causes of many pressing problems we face. After all, the question of responsibility for oneself, before society and the law, is something fundamental for both legal and everyday life.

After 1991 there was the illusion that a new national ideology, a development ideology, would simply appear by itself. The state, authorities, intellectual and political classes virtually rejected engaging in this work, all the more so since previous, semi-official ideology was hard to swallow. And in fact they were all simply afraid to even broach the subject. In addition, the lack of a national idea stemming from a national identity profited the quasi-colonial element of the elite – those determined to steal and remove capital, and who did not link their future to that of the country, the place where they earned their money.

Practice has shown that a new national idea does not simply appear, nor does it develop according to market rules. A spontaneously constructed state and society does not work, and neither does mechanically copying other countries’ experiences. Such primitive borrowing and attempts to civilize Russia from abroad were not accepted by an absolute majority of our people. This is because the desire for independence and sovereignty in spiritual, ideological and foreign policy spheres is an integral part of our national character. Incidentally, such approaches have often failed in other nations too. The time when ready-made lifestyle models could be installed in foreign states like computer programs has passed.

We also understand that identity and a national idea cannot be imposed from above, cannot be established on an ideological monopoly. Such a construction is very unstable and vulnerable; we know this from personal experience. It has no future in the modern world. We need historical creativity, a synthesis of the best national practices and ideas, an understanding of our cultural, spiritual and political traditions from different points of view, and to understand that [national identity] is not a rigid thing that will last forever, but rather a living organism. Only then will our identity be based on a solid foundation, be directed towards the future and not the past. This is the main argument demonstrating that a development ideology must be discussed by people who hold different views, and have different opinions about how and what to do to solve given problems.

All of us – so-called Neo-Slavophiles and Neo-Westernisers, statists and so-called liberals – all of society must work together to create common development goals. We need to break the habit of only listening to like-minded people, angrily – and even with hatred – rejecting any other point of view from the outset. You can’t flip or even kick the country's future like a football, plunging into unbridled nihilism, consumerism, criticism of anything and everything, or gloomy pessimism.

This means that liberals have to learn to talk with representatives of the left-wing and, conversely, that nationalists must remember that Russia was formed specifically as a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional country from its very inception. Nationalists must remember that by calling into question our multi-ethnic character, and exploiting the issue of Russian, Tatar, Caucasian, Siberian or any other nationalism or separatism, means that we are starting to destroy our genetic code. In effect, we will begin to destroy ourselves.

Russia’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity are unconditional. These are red lines no one is allowed to cross. For all the differences in our views, debates about identity and about our national future are impossible unless their participants are patriotic. Of course I mean patriotism in the purest sense of the word.

Too often in our nation's history, instead of opposition to the government we have been faced with opponents of Russia itself. I have already mentioned this; Pushkin also talked about it. And we know how it ended, with the demolition of the [Russian] state as such. There is virtually no Russian family that completely escaped the troubles of the past century. Questions about how to assess certain historical events still divide our country and society.

We need to heal these wounds, and repair the tissues of our historic fabric. We can no longer engage in self-deception, striking out unsightly or ideologically uncomfortable pages of our history, breaking links between generations, rushing to extremes, creating or debunking idols. It's time to stop only taking note of the bad in our history, and berating ourselves more than even our opponents would do. [Self-]criticism is necessary, but without a sense of self-worth, or love for our Fatherland, such criticism becomes humiliating and counterproductive.

We must be proud of our history, and we have things to be proud of. Our entire, uncensored history must be a part of Russian identity. Without recognising this it is impossible to establish mutual trust and allow society to move forward.

Another serious challenge to Russia's identity is linked to events taking place in the world. Here there are both foreign policy and moral aspects. We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilisation. They are denying moral principles and all traditional identities: national, cultural, religious and even sexual. They are implementing policies that equate large families with same-sex partnerships, belief in God with the belief in Satan.

The excesses of political correctness have reached the point where people are seriously talking about registering political parties whose aim is to promote paedophilia. People in many European countries are embarrassed or afraid to talk about their religious affiliations. Holidays are abolished or even called something different; their essence is hidden away, as is their moral foundation. And people are aggressively trying to export this model all over the world. I am convinced that this opens a direct path to degradation and primitivism, resulting in a profound demographic and moral crisis.

What else but the loss of the ability to self-reproduce could act as the greatest testimony of the moral crisis facing a human society? Today almost all developed nations are no longer able to reproduce themselves, even with the help of migration. Without the values embedded in Christianity and other world religions, without the standards of morality that have taken shape over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity. We consider it natural and right to defend these values. One must respect every minority’s right to be different, but the rights of the majority must not be put into question.

At the same time we see attempts to somehow revive a standardized model of a unipolar world and to blur the institutions of international law and national sovereignty. Such a unipolar, standardized world does not require sovereign states; it requires vassals. In a historical sense this amounts to a rejection of one’s own identity, of the God-given diversity of the world.

Russia agrees with those who believe that key decisions should be worked out on a collective basis, rather than at the discretion of and in the interests of certain countries or groups of countries. Russia believes that international law, not the right of the strong, must apply. And we believe that every country, every nation is not exceptional, but unique, original and benefits from equal rights, including the right to independently choose their own development path.

This is our conceptual outlook, and it follows from our own historical destiny and Russia's role in global politics. Our present position has deep historical roots. Russia itself has evolved on the basis of diversity, harmony and balance, and brings such a balance to the international stage.

I want to remind you that the Congress of Vienna of 1815 and the agreements made at Yalta in 1945, taken with Russia’s very active participation, secured a lasting peace. Russia’s strength, the strength of a winning nation at those critical junctures, manifested itself as generosity and justice. And let us remember [the Treaty of] Versailles, concluded without Russia’s participation. Many experts, and I absolutely agree with them, believe that Versailles laid the foundation for the Second World War because the Treaty of Versailles was unfair to the German people: it imposed restrictions with which they could not cope, and the course of the next century became clear.

There is one more fundamental aspect to which I want to draw your attention. In Europe and some other countries so-called multiculturalism is in many respects a transplanted, artificial model that is now being questioned, for understandable reasons. This is because it is based on paying for the colonial past. It is no accident that today European politicians and public figures are increasingly talking about the failures of multiculturalism, and that they are not able to integrate foreign languages or foreign cultural elements into their societies.

Over the past centuries in Russia, which some have tried to label as the "prison of nations", not even the smallest ethnic group has disappeared. And they have retained not only their internal autonomy and cultural identity, but also their historical space. You know, I was interested to learn (I did not even know this) that in Soviet times [authorities] paid such careful attention to this that virtually every small ethnic group had its own print publication, support for its language, and for its national literature. We should bring back and take on board much of what has been done in this respect.

Along with this the different cultures in Russia have the unique experience of mutual influence, mutual enrichment and mutual respect. This multiculturalism and multi-ethnicity lives in our historical consciousness, in our spirit and in our historical makeup. Our state was built in the course of a millennium on this organic model.

Russia – as philosopher Konstantin Leontyev vividly put it – has always evolved in "blossoming complexity" as a state-civilization, reinforced by the Russian people, Russian language, Russian culture, Russian Orthodox Church and the country’s other traditional religions. It is precisely the state-civilization model that has shaped our state polity. It has always sought to flexibly accommodate the ethnic and religious specificity of particular territories, ensuring diversity in unity.

Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and other religions are an integral part of Russia’s identity, its historical heritage and the present-day lives of its citizens. The main task of the state, as enshrined in the Constitution, is to ensure equal rights for members of traditional religions and atheists, and the right to freedom of conscience for all citizens.

However, it is clearly impossible to identify oneself only through one’s ethnicity or religion in such a large nation with a multi-ethnic population. In order to maintain the nation’s unity, people must develop a civic identity on the basis of shared values, a patriotic consciousness, civic responsibility and solidarity, respect for the law, and a sense of responsibility for their homeland’s fate, without losing touch with their ethnic or religious roots.

There are broad discussions on how the ideology of national development will be structured politically and conceptually – including with your participation, colleagues. But I deeply believe that individuals’ personal, moral, intellectual and physical development must remain at the heart of our philosophy. Back at the start of the 1990s, Solzhenitsyn stated that the nation’s main goal should be to preserve the population after a very difficult 20th century. Today, we must admit that we have not yet fully overcome the negative demographic trends, although we have veered away from a dangerous decline in the national potential.

Unfortunately, throughout our nation’s history, little value was given at times to individual human lives. Too often, people were seen simply as a means, rather than a goal and a mission for development. We no longer have that right and we cannot throw millions of human lives into the fire for the sake of development. We must treasure every individual. Russia’s main strength in this and future centuries will lie in its educated, creative, physically and spiritually healthy people, rather than natural resources.

The role of education is all the more important because in order to educate an individual, a patriot, we must restore the role of great Russian culture and literature. They must serve as the foundation for people’s personal identity, the source of their uniqueness and their basis for understanding the national idea. Here, a great deal depends on the teaching community, which has been and remains a highly important guardian of nationwide values, ideas and philosophies. This community speaks the same language – the language of science, knowledge and education, despite the fact that it is spread out over an enormous territory, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. In this way, the community of teachers, the educational community overall, in the broad sense of the word, binds the nation together. Supporting this community is one of the most important steps on the path toward a strong, flourishing Russia.

I want to stress again that without focusing our efforts on people’s education and health, creating mutual responsibility between the authorities and each individual, and establishing trust within society, we will be losers in the competition of history. Russia’s citizens must feel that they are the responsible owners of their country, region, hometown, property, belongings and their lives. A citizen is someone who is capable of independently managing his or her own affairs, freely cooperating with equals.

Local governments and self-regulated citizens’ organizations serve as the best school for civic consciousness. Of course, I’m referring to non-profits. Incidentally, one of the best Russian political traditions, the country council tradition, was also built on the principles of local government. A true civil society and a true, nationally-focused political elite, including the opposition with its own ideology, values and standards for good and evil – their own, rather than those dictated by the media or from abroad – can only grow through effective self-governing mechanisms. The government is prepared to trust self-regulating and self-governing associations, but we must know whom we are trusting. This is absolutely normal global practice, which is precisely why we have passed new legislation to increase the transparency of nongovernmental organizations.

Speaking of any kind of reforms, it is important to bear in mind that there is more to our nation than just Moscow and St Petersburg. In developing Russian federalism, we must rely on our own historical experience, using flexible and diverse models. The Russian model of federalism has a great deal of potential built into it. It is imperative that we learn to use it competently, not forgetting its most important aspect: the development of the regions and their independence should create equal opportunities for all of our nation’s citizens, regardless of where they live, to eliminate inequalities in the economic and social development of Russia’s territory, thereby strengthening the nation’s unity. Ultimately, this is a huge challenge because these territories’ development has been very unbalanced over the course of decades and even centuries.

I would like to touch on another topic. The 21st century promises to become the century of major changes, the era of the formation of major geopolitical zones, as well as financial and economic, cultural, civilisational, and military and political areas. That is why integrating with our neighbors is our absolute priority. The future Eurasian Economic Union, which we have declared and which we have discussed extensively as of late, is not just a collection of mutually beneficial agreements. The Eurasian Union is a project for maintaining the identity of nations in the historical Eurasian space in a new century and in a new world. Eurasian integration is a chance for the entire post-Soviet space to become an independent centre for global development, rather than remaining on the outskirts of Europe and Asia.

I want to stress that Eurasian integration will also be built on the principle of diversity. This is a union where everyone maintains their identity, their distinctive character and their political independence. Together with our partners, we will gradually implement this project, step by step. We expect that it will become our common input into maintaining diversity and stable global development.

Colleagues, the years after 1991 are often referred to as the post-Soviet era. We have lived through and overcome that turbulent, dramatic period. Russia has passed through these trials and tribulations and is returning to itself, to its own history, just as it did at other points in its history. After consolidating our national identity, strengthening our roots, and remaining open and receptive to the best ideas and practices of the East and the West, we must and will move forward.

Thank you very much for your attention.

Member of the Valdai Discussion Club advisory board Piotr Dutkiewicz: Mr. President, this is the tenth year that we are meeting with you here.

This is a unique platform and a unique format – there is nothing like it in the world. Thank you for these ten years of warm support for our club.

I have a two-part question concerning your article in The New York Times. It was an excellent idea and a brilliant article. Indeed, you are personally responsible for stopping the expansion and deepening of the Syrian conflict, which is an enormous achievement.

Question: who came up with this idea? Was it Lavrov, Shoigu, Peskov or someone else? And when did you discuss it for the first time with President Obama?

The second part of the question: it seems to me that you put yourself in a rather awkward position with this brilliant idea, this brilliant article, because you became a kind of hostage. You and Russia have taken on the burden of responsibility for the success of this agreement. You already have many detractors because they do not want to see major global policy to develop as a Putin and Obama duet. What happens if it doesn’t work?

Thank you.

Vladimir Putin: Thank you for your kind words.

My colleagues and I have always been pleased that there are people in the world interested in Russia, its history and its culture. Ten years ago, when I was told that these people would like to come to Russia, talk with us, engage in debate, and want to learn about our point of view on key issues in the development of the nation itself and its place in the world, well, naturally, we supported it immediately; I supported it and my colleagues supported it. I am very happy that over the last ten years, this platform has become even more prestigious compared to the first steps taken a decade ago. The interest in our nation is not waning; on the contrary, it is increasing and growing.

I want to respond to your words of gratitude in kind. I would like to thank all the experts on Russia who remain faithful to their love of our nation and their interest in our nation.

Now, regarding the article. I had this idea completely by chance. I saw that President Obama took the discussion on the possibility of attacking Syria to the Congress and Senate. I followed the course of that discussion and I just wanted to convey our position, my own position, to the people who will be forming their opinions on this issue, and to clarify it. Because unfortunately, the media often present various problems very one-sidedly, or simply stay completely silent.

So this was my idea; I called one of my aides and said that I would like to publish an article in an American newspaper – it didn’t matter which one, but one of the leading ones – so that this information would reach the readers, and dictated what I wanted to see written. You may have noticed that it does not contain anything I have not stated earlier, in various places in public. I have already talked about all of it in one way or another. So I just dictated it, and then when my colleagues put it together, I took a look. I didn’t like everything, so I rewrote and added a few things, gave it back to them, they worked on it some more and brought it to me again. I made some more changes and felt it was ready for publishing. We arranged through our partners that it would be in The New York Times; we came to an agreement with this respected publication that the article would be published without any cuts. If they didn’t like it, we could give it to another newspaper.

But I must give credit to the New York Times editors: they completely abided by our agreements and published everything as I wrote it. They even waived their usual requirements on the number of characters and words in the article; it was a little bit over the limit. They were going to submit it, but then one of my aides said, “President Obama is going to address the nation tomorrow. What if he announces that there won’t be any strikes, that they changed their minds? It’s better to wait.” I said, “Very well.” We waited, and the next morning, I was getting ready for work and I was given President Obama’s speech. I began to read it and realized that nothing had changed fundamentally, so I laid it aside without finishing it. But then I thought, “No, I need to read it to the end.” And when I read all of it, it became clear that my article was incomplete. As you understand, the matter at hand was America’s exceptionalism. So I picked up the article, and right then and there, I hand-wrote the last paragraph. I gave it to my colleagues, they passed it on to The New York Times, and there it was.

Now, concerning responsibility. You know, you are all very experienced, smart and clever people. Here is what I will say about Russia’s special responsibility. We have equal rights and equal responsibilities with all our colleagues involved in the discussion on Syria. This is not the first time I hear that I now carry a special responsibility. We all carry a special responsibility; we all carry it equally. If the attempt to resolve the problem by peaceful means is unsuccessful, that will be a tragedy. But we must investigate before we do take any other steps. My good friend Francois Fillon – we have known each other for a long time and have become friends during our years of working together – talked about how after the report was released by UN experts, it became clear that chemical weapons had been used. But this was clear to us from the very beginning, and our experts agreed. The only thing that is unclear is who used it.

We are constantly talking about responsibility on the part of Assad’s government, whether he used chemical weapons or not. But what if they were used by the opposition? Nobody is saying what we would then do with the opposition – but this, too, is an important question. We have every reason to believe that this was a provocation. You know, it was clever and smart, but at the same time, the execution was primitive. They used an ancient, Soviet-made projectile, taken from the Syrian army’s armaments from a long time ago – it even had “Made in the USSR” printed on it. But this was not the first time chemical weapons were used in Syria. Why didn’t they investigate the previous instances?

This matter should be investigated as thoroughly as possible. If we finally get an answer, despite all obstacles, to the question of who did this, who committed this crime – and there is no question that it was a crime – then we will take the next step; we will then work with other UN Security Council colleagues to determine the culpability of those who committed this crime, together and in solidarity.

Thank you.

Moderator Svetlana Mironyuk: They say that Senator McCain followed your example and published an article of his own in Pravda newspaper. He probably remembers from the Soviet years that Pravda was a well-known publication and the most popular newspaper in the country. True, a lot of time has passed and things have changed a bit since then, so it’s no longer true. I don’t know if you heard about this or not, Mr President.

Vladimir Putin: No, I didn’t know about it. I have met the senator before. He was in Munich when I made the speech there that went on to become so famous. Actually, there was nothing anti-American in that speech. I simply stated our position frankly and honestly, and there was nothing aggressive in what I said, if you only take a closer look. What I said then was that we were promised at one point that NATO would not expand beyond the former Federal Republic of Germany’s eastern border. That was a promise directly made to Gorbachev. True, it was not actually set out and written down. But where is NATO today, where is the border? We got cheated, to put it quite simply. That’s the whole story. But there’s nothing aggressive here. It’s more just a reluctance to admit to what I just said. But I didn’t say those words to offend anyone. I said them so that we would be able to lay everything before each other plain and clear and discuss the problems in an honest, open fashion. It’s easier to reach agreements this way. You shouldn’t keep things hidden.

The senator has his own views. I do think though that he is lacking information about our country. The fact that he chose to publish his article in Pravda – and he wanted after all to publish it in the most influential and widely read newspaper – suggests that he is lacking information. Pravda is a respected publication of the Communist Party, which is now in opposition, but it does not have very wide circulation around the country now. He wants to get his views across to as many people as possible, and so his choice simply suggests that he is not well-informed about our country.

Actually, I would have been happy to see him here at the Valdai Club say, taking part in the discussions. As far as I know, our big television channels, the national channels, proposed that he come and take part in an open and honest discussion. There you have it, freedom of speech, freedom of the press. He is welcome to share his point of view with the whole country and discuss things with his equals, with political analysts and politicians, members of the State Duma or the Federation Council.

In this respect, I can only express my regret that our American colleagues did not react to our parliamentarians’ proposal and refused to receive them in Washington for a discussion on Syria. Why did they do this? To be honest, I don’t see anything so bad about this proposal, which, on the contrary, seems to me of interest and the right thing to do. The more we actually discuss things directly with each other, the easier it will be to find solutions.

Svetlana Mironyuk: Thank you.

Are there more questions from the floor?

Let’s stick to the subjects if we can, so as not to jump from one topic to another.

Bridget Kendall, go ahead.

Diplomatic correspondent for the BBC Bridget Kendall: Thank you.

Again about Syria, Russia has been lauded for its achievement for bringing about a deal which looks as though it could lead to the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria, all the more an achievement given that the Syrian government didn't admit it had them until very recently. Would you have been able to persuade President Assad to do this if there hadn't been a threat of American military strikes? In other words, did the threat of US military strikes actually play a rather useful role?

Vladimir Putin: Am I right in understanding that you are asking about whether it is the threat of military strikes that plays a part in Syria’s agreeing to have its weapons placed under control?

First, I’d like to ask you all to address your questions to everyone taking part in today’s discussion, so as not to turn this into a boring dialogue. If you permit, I will redirect your question to my colleagues and ask them to share their points of view on this issue.

The threat of the use of force and actual use of force are far from being a cure-all for international problems. Look at what we are actually talking about after all. We are forgetting the heart of the matter. We are talking about using force outside the framework of current international law. We’ve just been saying how the US Congress and Senate are discussing whether to use force or not. But it is not there that this matter should be discussed. It should be discussed in the UN Security Council. That is the heart of the issue. That is my first point.

Second, on whether we will manage to convince Assad or not, I don’t know. So far it looks as though Syria has fully agreed to our proposal and is ready to act according to the plan that the international community is putting together, working through the UN. Russia and the USA, in the persons of Secretary of State Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov have already practically drafted the outlines of this plan. There is a special organization that will work together with the UN on this matter of eliminating chemical weapons. Syria has declared that it will join and that it indeed already considers itself to have joined the International Chemical Weapons Convention. These are practical steps that the Syrian government has already taken. Will we succeed in taking the process through to completion? I cannot give a 100% guarantee. But what we have seen just lately, over these last few days, gives us hope that this is possible and will be done.

Let me just remind you about how these chemical weapons came about. Syria got itself chemical weapons as an alternative to Israel’s nuclear arsenal, as we know. What can be done about the various issues associated with proliferation and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction remains a very relevant question today, perhaps the most important issue of our time. If this situation gets out of control, like it once happened with gunpowder, the consequences will be unimaginable. We therefore need to strive towards nuclear-free status in particular parts of the world, especially in such volatile regions as the Middle East.

We need to be very careful in our action so as to give unconditional security guarantees for all participants in this process. After all, there are people in Israel itself who categorically oppose nuclear weapons. You remember the well-known case when a nuclear physicist was sent to prison, served his sentence and still continues to think that his position was right. Why? There is nothing anti-Israeli in his position. He is a Jew himself and a citizen of his country, but he simply believes that Israel’s technological superiority is such that the country does not need nuclear weapons. Israel is already technologically and militarily a long way ahead of the region’s other countries. But nuclear weapons only turn the country into a target and create foreign policy problems. In this respect, there is sense in the position of this nuclear physicist, who disclosed the existence of Israel’s nuclear weapons.

But to come back to your question about whether the plan will succeed or not, we hope that it will.

Svetlana Mironyuk: Mr. President, I suggest that since we have veered away from defense and security issues, we should give Mr. Rühe a chance to reply, ask a question, and express his opinion.

Mr. Rühe, you have the floor.

Former Defence Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany Volker Rühe: Well, I wanted to speak about the young generation in this country.

First, I would like to begin – because I’ve been here from the beginning – to also compliment our Russian friends on the format of Valdai, the architects – because it would not be enough to call them organizers. What we have seen here, I call the culture of inclusiveness and a love of pluralism. And I can tell you, Mr. President, we are quite fascinated by the pluralistic voices from Russia, including very powerful statements by people that are in opposition to your politics, and I think this shows the strength of the country, that it was organized in this way.

I’ve never looked at Russia with the somewhat narrow eyes of a defense minister, you know this. I was first here in 1971, and Sergei Karaganov is a friend of mine since the late 1970s. We don’t look it, but it’s a fact of life. We have lived through SS-20 and Pershing.

And what I would like to say is, I came here as Defense Minister in 1995 and I went to St Petersburg. And I said, I don’t want to see any tanks or artillery, or any generals. I want to see the Mayor, Sobchak. And I got to know you also, you were part of his team. Why? He was a lighthouse for me, as a young member of parliament in West Germany, still in the divided Germany, and I think what he was doing was much more important than tanks and artillery, and it has proved to be this way. So it’s a lifelong interest in a neighbor. And we all, I believe, on this continent, are interested in a successful, modern Russia.

Now, the young generation. What I’ve seen – and of course it was very interesting for me to listen to his daughter, who is a powerful voice for the young generation, two days ago.

So what I’ve seen here, what I’ve seen in Russia is you have really an asset to the country, your young generation. They are very intelligent. They want to have a good education. They want to be more internationally connected. And they want to have a bigger say in the politics of your country. They are knocking at the doors of the Kremlin.

The young generation in my country, they also want to build their private lives, they are very much internationally connected. The doors to our Kremlins, which is the parliament and the government, are very open, but they don’t knock at it. They leave it to politicians because they think things have been arranged very well. And we are very sad that some of the very best just want to have a successful private life, but don’t engage in public life.

So my message really is, Russia can be proud of a young generation, even if there are political opponents that want to engage in public life, which is not the case in many of the west European countries. And I’ve said earlier in Russia also, we should give up this visa regime in the West, because that would enable hundreds of thousands of young Russians to come and see our life and our political system. But I must say, it would also change Russia, because once they have studied in Rome or in London or in Washington, because they’ll be forces of change, the necessary change in this country. But I think it would make the country also more competitive.

Now what has that to do with security? I think this is the best way to ensure security and to develop common points of view. And I’m very glad that this culture of Valdai, I don’t think there’s anything – I have been to many conferences, and also to Munich, but Munich is very narrow security-wise, there’s no conference like this in the world.

And also when we listen for four hours to your people about ideas and politics – we very often just talk from Monday to Thursday about our politics. It was very fascinating to see that the Russian speakers are much more interested in fundamental questions of society than we are, which is very much on the surface, what we are debating. So I think this is something to start from, but the real message is, I think it would be a great project of your third term to integrate this young generation when they’re knocking at the door of the Kremlin, because don’t forget, we want more people to knock at the doors of political power in the West, and you can be proud of these people. That’s my message.

Svetlana Mironyuk: Thank you, Mr. Rühe.

Other questions, please.

President and founder of the Center on Global interests in Washington Nikolai Zlobin: Good afternoon.

Everyone seems to be expecting me to ask you about 2018 and whether you will run for a new term. But I’m not going to ask that question. Everyone else I have put this question to so far have all said no though, so you might have to run anyway in the end, or else there won’t be anyone at all.

But I want to come back to a question we have already discussed. Unlike you, I did read McCain’s article. It should be said that it is not exactly a reply to your article, because it is really quite a personal article and not related to Syria. I think it is not very politically correct really, but that is my personal view.

Actually, he says there that no criticism of Putin is allowed in Russia. I’m here as a living example of someone who is always criticizing you. Even here at Valdai I have often argued with you, but I’m still here as you can see, alive and well. To be honest, I do not entirely agree with the things you said today either. But McCain says that the government Russia has today does not adequately represent Russian society, and that Russia deserves a different government.

In this respect I have a question. I know that relations between the public and the authorities is indeed one of Russia’s big problems, an old, historical problem. Before last year’s election, I recall that you said that there is perhaps a need to change the Constitution, change the relations between government and society, change the mutual responsibility, develop local government and so on. There was the very good idea too of bringing more young people into government. Sometimes I hear voices among the opposition saying that this government should be swept aside and that a new government is needed. You are now serving your third term as President. How do you view today the relations between government and society in Russia? Are you happy with these relations? What should be changed? Is the Constitution really the issue, or is McCain perhaps right in a way? I do not think his argument is correct. But what is your vision now, in the twenty-first century, of the relations between Russia’s highest authorities and society?

Thank you, Mr. President.

Vladimir Putin: You recall the words of one of the world’s outstanding political leaders, a former British Prime Minister, who said of democracy that it “is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried”. Probably then – not probably, but for certain – Russia does deserve a better quality of government. Is there an ideal form of government in other countries, including the one that you and Mr. McCain represent? This is a big question, a very big question, if we are talking about democracy.

It has happened twice in US history that the President of the United States was chosen by a majority in the electoral colleges, but with a minority of the actual voters. This is an obvious flaw in the electoral procedure, that is to say, a flaw at the very heart of American democracy. In other words, everyone has their own problems.

We perhaps have no fewer problems than you, and maybe even more, though this would only be natural. Russia has gone through the experience of rule under the tsars, then communism, then the disintegration of the 1990s. This has been a period of very difficult and complicated rebuilding. But it is very clear that Russia is on the road to democracy and is looking for its own ways to strengthen these democratic foundations. There is this very fact that for ten years now we have been getting together, debating, openly discussing, even when we used to meet behind closed doors, it all became public anyway. And this is not to mention the other aspects of our life.

As for what kind of government Russia should have, this is something for our citizens to decide, and not for our colleagues from abroad. We held an election a year ago, not so long ago, and the majority of Russia’s citizens voted for me. I base myself on this decision. That does not mean we can now sit on our laurels. I have to work on myself, and our institutions need to improve too. This is just what we are all doing.

Note that we have returned to holding gubernatorial elections in the regions. This practice is not so widespread in the world. Such elections are the practice in the United States, but India say, has a completely different procedure. Many countries do things very much their own way. Germany has its system, France has its way of doing things, and in Russia we have decided to elect regional governors by direct secret ballot.

 We have liberalized political parties’ activity. As a specialist on Russia, you know just how many new political parties took part in the regional elections. In many cases they achieved victory, and as far as I know, the winners of elections from these new political parties are here at Valdai too. The improvement process is therefore going ahead. I think it will never stop, because government organization, the political organization of society, and democratic procedures need to keep up more or less with a society’s current needs and demands, and society is developing and changing. The political system will change and develop with it.

Syria: Al-Qaeda as the black operations wing of the US

19 September, 21:36  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Terror_ISIS_CIA.html

Syria: Al-Qaeda as the black operations wing of the US

Plausible deniability, questionable “legal authority” cleverly inserted and obfuscated in appropriations bills and the like, lawmakers who are more interested in their own political well being, a terrified, disinterested, apolitical and pliable populace and a media that they fully control are just some of the things that the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the CIA’s National Clandestine Service (NCS) and the Black Operations Group under the Special Activities Division (SAD) of the CIA, the Psychological Operations Directorate (POD) and the Shadow Government controlling everything, count on to get away with everything they do.

At the end of July Saudi Prince Bandar met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and with the full support of the United States of America first attempted to bribe President Putin to pull Russian support for Syria and President Bashar Al-Assad and then threatened the President and the Russian Federation with terrorist acts during the Sochi Olympic Games.

The fact Bandar admitted that the Saudis control Chechen terrorists and Al-Qaeda elements in Syria (ties between the Saudis and the US Black Operations Community have been suspected and known about for years, as President Putin stated to Bandar during the conversation) was a watershed moment, but the fact that he threatened Russia, a sovereign nation, with a terrorist attack was an event of such magnitude that it would have served as a legitimate self-defense pretext for leveling Saudi Arabia had President Putin so desired.

This admission I would argue is the key to unlocking the events of 9-11 and showing who was actually involved in the murder of 2,999 civilians on that autumn morning in September of 2001. Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, the Saudis, MOSSAD, the CIA, the NSA and the Shadow Government controlling the United States are all clearly aligned and working together in efficient unison to bring about their goals.

The well documented fact that Al-Qaeda is now, as it was during the war in Afghanistan, operating under the command of JSOC and the Black Operations Command and in unison with the US Government should be causing heads to roll and a public outcry in America, but with a subservient government controlled media, little is being heard and the story of Bandar and Saudi Arabia actually being revealed for the true terrorist state that it in fact is, have gotten little attention.

Since 9-11 the US Shadow Government has used the bogeyman of terrorism to strip away the rights and liberties of its citizens and create the largest police and security state in history, so to learn that the very same terrorist bogeyman is being armed, funded, trained, supported and instructed by the government should, as I said cause an outcry. It has not.

Like the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, an Iranian “opposition” group known in the West as the M.E.K., Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria are doing the dirty work for the CIA, JSOC and the Shadow Government. However plausible deniability has kept them secure until now.

The fact that these animals, who are under the direction of the US and their staunch “special” ally the Suadis, killed 426 children in Damascus on the eve of the arrival of a United Nations chemical weapons inspection team, and the fact that Obama and the Shadow Government were ready carry through with a long planned attack of Syria, are crimes on an international scale as was the invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. The difference in Syria is that they are getting more and more obvious and their nefarious methods are becoming more and more well known.

According to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in an interview with American media yesterday 80-90% of the tens of thousands of “rebels” in Syria are Al-Qaeda linked affiliates and terrorists. These are the same “fighters” that the US is supporting with billions of taxpayer dollars and ready to send American Forces in to support, this fact alone should be making the American people scream and even revolt, but the reaction has been almost zero.

Fortunately for the Syrian people the US has been stopped from invading Syria for the time being, but just when the world thought it could rest for a minute from the fear of yet another US act of aggressive war, the greatest aggressor the world has seen since hitler (sic) has now set its gun sights on it next target, the Islamic Republic of Iran. As I have been saying for years, next the Arab Republic of Syria, then the Islamic Republic of Iran, then the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea with a couple South American countries thrown in when convenient, then the Russian Federation and final the People’s Republic of China, to cement complete and total global domination.

Syria did not work out so well for the Nobel-Peace-Prize-launcher-of-aggressive-wars-and-extra-judicial-terror-Tuesday-executioner-in-chief so with almost no pause he has moved on to the next target and the rhetoric, disinformation, lies and demonization has begun at a heightened rate against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

A website called tabletmag.com (Jewish News and Politics) is one of those on the cutting edge of beginning the propaganda campaign for the next US act of aggression against another country that follows an independent foreign policy line and is on good terms with Russia. In an article dated September the 18th and titled “How Iran Uses Terror Threats To Successfully Deter U.S. Military Action” the publication makes a good effort at starting the psychological operations against Iran and blames Iran for everything under the sun, from the war in Iraq to attacks in Beirut.

The Jewish News cites a “senior official at a Washington, D.C.-based pro-Israel organization” as saying: “The staffers left those briefings with the blood drained from their faces.” Regarding briefing on an attack on Syria. Could it be they understood that their government had just killed 426 children and was backing Al-Qaeda cannibals?

The recent seizure of a building in Manhattan also points to a government desperate for funds and on the verge of attacking the country. In an article on gawker.com, the US lays its case for the seizure of a skayscraper supposedly owned by Iran by saying the funds from its sale and liquidation will be used to provide funds for the “victims of Iranian terrorism”. What victims they are talking about is completely unclear and as the article does not list a single terrorist act carried out by Iran this is highly suspicious but then again they need their funding somehow and stealing it is one of the best ways to get it.

The fact that Iran, Libya, Iraq and Syria all fought against and refused to work with Al-Qaeda is also important to note. If the US Government were really engaged in a war on terror they would be providing support for the government of Bashar Al-Assad and cutting all ties with the Saudis. But that would be against the true nature of those in control of the US Government including the ex-Islamic President Barrack Hussein Obama.

We saw after 9-11 how the US helped the Bin Laden family and the Saudis leave the country and how they have not prosecuted anyone for 9-11 and this is now obvious why. One would not prosecute oneself now would one? Nor would one prosecute ones doing ones dirty work.

In another article by Seymour Hersh detailing how the US supports terrorists in Iran Hersh wrote: “Allan Gerson, a Washington attorney for the M.E.K., notes that the M.E.K. has publicly and repeatedly renounced terror. Gerson said he would not comment on the alleged training in Nevada. But such training, if true, he said, would be “especially incongruent with the State Department’s decision to continue to maintain the M.E.K. on the terrorist list. How can the U.S. train those on State’s foreign terrorist list, when others face criminal penalties for providing a nickel to the same organization?”

Did you know that Iran is not a nation but a terrorist organization according to the US Government in justifying their actions against the country. From a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Section 215 and the PRISM/702 programs I offer the following: “The Section 215 Business Records provision was created in 2001 in the PATRIOT for tangible things: hotel records, credit card statements, etcetera. Things that are not phone or email communications. The FBI uses that authority as part of its terrorism investigations. The NSA only uses Section 215 for phone call records — not for Google searches or other things. Under Section 215, NSA collects phone records pursuant to a court record. It can only look at that data after a showing that there is a reasonable, articulable that a specific individual is involved in terrorism, actually related to al Qaeda or Iran. At that point, the database can be searched.”

So while America is pointing the finger at the world for defending itself or having independent foreign policies or being allied with Russia and saying such things as everyone is ready to use violence against America, and all countries are terrorist, maybe they should start looking in the mirror and doing some soul searching, if in fact they have souls.

Their friends the Saudis just threatened the Russian Federation with terrorist acts and they are supporting Al-Qaeda while attacking every country that has been against Al-Qaeda in the Middle East and their violence and aggression is spreading with act after act of aggressive war. Are we getting the picture now?

Syria and the endless fight between good and evil

17 September, 13:17 1 

Обама Сирия химическое оружие

To understand what some might call a “battle of civilizations” that is seeing itself played out in the recent events surrounding Syria, one must understand the roots and intentions of the players in what has become an international conflict. On the one hand we have the US with its stated intention of killing the leader of Syria and toppling the government, in order to promote their own influence and gain further access to resources and which has imported the worst terrorist elements in the world into the country to bring about their ends. On the other we have Russia which is interested in protecting its ally, ending the bloodshed and maintaining the rule of law. In the hopes of promoting understanding and bringing about debate I offer the following.

The schism that is “America”

The so-called “freedom” that the country’s citizens used to enjoy and the “independence” and “rights” which they espouse to the world are all based on a constitution which was founded on a war against their colonial rulers. This supposed respect for freedom has led to just one of the schisms in what is America. Namely these very same people, who preach “freedom” want to subjugate and dictate to the rest of the world what to do, how to do it and who to do it with.

As a Native American I have always maintained that there is no way that a country founded and built on lands stolen through genocide and built by slaves could ever be democratic, or free, or just. The sons and ancestors of European killers, drunkards and every perceivable scum that were expunged from Europe to found the “New World” and who then proceeded to exterminate the true oldest democracy on the planet (that which was developed by the Indians, the original inhabitants of what was called Turtle Island) can never be on moral high ground until they cleanse their own filth.

This genocidal foundation and the building of the country by slaves are two more of America’s schisms. The slave issue has never been resolved or come to terms with but has led to a widespread psychosis-like state of endemic racism throughout the country’s society and is even reflected in their foreign policy. This institutionalized endemic racism affects the citizens of this country on every level every day, and having a president who is black has done nothing but muzzle dissent and silence the oppressed. This “black” president has led to a new schism in America.

Another schism destroying America is the fact that for all intents and purposes the country, once the richest in the world, produces practically nothing yet demands from the world, by some estimates over 45% of its resources for its own consumers which make up only 4% of the world’s population. It also used to hold over 80% of the world’s wealth, yet this is based mainly on financial machinations rather than on real wealth.

The hypocrisy does not end there, morally the country has long been bankrupt and the latest wave of immorality, the endless battle the US is waging to make the world accept their belief that a sodomous relationship between two males is the same as marriage is a perfect example. This clear immorality coupled with attempts to claim that somehow doing so is socially “fair” is an example of yet another schism.

The final schisms I would like to underline involves the entire War on Terror paradigm. Here we have the most surveilled and subjugated people on the planet being told they are the freest and have the most liberties, engaged in a war against what they believed were Muslim terrorists, while being told they have religious freedom and all religions are respected. They are supposedly at war for freedom and justice yet their own freedoms and justice have become the laughing stock of the planet.

The hypocrisy is mind-boggling.

A war of domination

Why was all of the previous important? Because it is important to know your enemy, and believe me they are not your friend dear reader (I am referring to the elites who are controlling the US not the American people who are just sheep to the slaughter). Even their closest allies are expendable if they are no longer conveniently useful or expediently controllable and able to serve some purpose. Even states such as Israel, whose “secret” missile programs they have no problem exposing may be sacrificed if that serves their ends.

They are engaged in a war of global domination. Every country they do not control is a target. it is not about ideology, freedom or any other high ideal, it is only about domination and control and resources, and for them any means are justified if it helps them attain their ends. Including providing military support for Al-Qaeda.

Rogue state

Stopping them from invading or bombing Syria may have been a victory for Russia and Syria but it was also a victory for sanity, rule of law and all civilized people throughout the world.

The US is a country that a month ago threatened Russia and President Putin with a terrorist attack on the Olympics through their surrogate Saudi Arabia in an attempt to get Russia to pull its support for Syria. Had Russia agreed it would have been party to a Crime Against Peace.

The US is country guilty of crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, aggressive war, extra-judicial executions, indefinite illegal detention, rendition, assassination, overturning governments, causing revolutions, illegal global spying, violating the United Nations Charter and raping the planet for their own gain, and that is just in the past decade.

The US is also a country that created the single most lethal terrorist organization on the planet, Al-Qaeda, who they are arming and funding to overthrow Syria and other countries and who they will use their military forces to support. This is a country that almost certainly had a hand in killing 426 children in Syria as an invasion pretext, 2,999 civilians on 9-11-2001 as a global war pretext and so on and so forth. This is a country whose reported goal in Syria is simply killing the president and destroying the government, one of the most modern and secular in the Middle East.

Sanctions

Were any other country on the planet known to have threatened another state with terrorist acts during an international event like the Olympics or known to be funding terrorist formations to wage war and overthrow a government, the international outcry would be historic, yet for the United States it is business as usual. The world has allowed them to get away with such egregious behavior and dares not even consider standing up for fear that they will be next. Until now.

The healthy and normal “minimal” response to the United States backing of Al-Qaeda, policy of aggressive war, delivery of chemical weapons, the threatening with terrorist acts, massive spying on allies and the United Nations, the illegal Guantanamo prison, extra-judicial executions and all the rest would be, at minimum, economic sanctions. Yet no state or leader has called for such.

In various articles on the matter I have mentioned sanctions against the United States, something that no one else has spoken about, and I stand by those statements because truly that is the only way that they will be forced to abide by the international laws and conventions that the rest of the world lives by.

It is the height of insanity in my opinion that a country with only 4% of the world’s population has any right to dictate to the world how it should conduct its affairs. Especially given the fact that the small circle of elites in that country does not represent the people and have proven that they have absolutely no respect for international law and even their own constitution.

What these elites do have is military might and economic manipulation and even worse they have shown that they will use that military might as they see fit with complete disregard for international law.

Battle of civilizations

The Soviet Union and the US, were once “ideological” foes, when the self-serving capitalist world fought to destroy an ideology that truly gave power to the people and was closer to true democracy than anything thought up by man since the Indian Nations were decimated. Now, thanks to US insistence on maintaining old stereotypes and complete disregard for international law we are now foes of a completely different nature. Yet the roles have been completely reversed.

The cold war propaganda was that the USSR was a subjugator and aggressor, even though this was false. For example the West never admitted that it was the Afghan Government who requested Soviet intervention as they fought US created Al-Qaeda elements. Nor has the West ever widely admitted that the USSR rebuilt Afghanistan and they are themselves responsible for destroying all of the wonderful Soviet built infrastructure in the country since their 9-11.

Yet the biggest lie, as the US claims to have some special relationship with Israel and insists that Israel not belong to Russia’s sphere of influence, is that it was the USSR which defeated fascism and the nazis (sic) in World War II, and that more than 28 million Soviet citizens lost their lives fighting the nazis. This original lie (or omission) and all of the anti-Stalin/Soviet propaganda, is historical revisionism at its worst, from a country that gave refuge to over 40,000 nazis after the war.

These are just some aspects that affect the relations between the two super powers and some of lies that have been promoted and spread by the West.

Russia today is a thriving democracy and a rising economic power that has risen from the ashes of the collapse of the USSR and is still struggling to build a free and democratic society based on the rule of law and the rights of the individual.

On the international arena Russia has forged its relationships and unions based on the rule of law and mutual respect and shared goals. This is clear. Although “democracy” may be a fairly new concept, although I would argue Communism was truly closer to “democracy” than any form of capitalism could be, Russia has done an excellent job of building its civil society and maintaining friendly relations with all of its neighbors and allies and even foes.

In contrast, the United States, a waning super power, in its death throes, has a democracy and a country based on genocide, revolution against its colonial power and slavery. Again I have said this many times in the past, no system built on such a foundation can ever be called just, free or fair.

Most Americans today will tell you they do not live in a democracy. Although few would call it outright fascism, they live in a society controlled by the military industrial complex, the elites and the corporations. That is not democracy.

Our nations could be working in peace together to meet common goals and reach mutually beneficial conditions but while the West continues to attempt to shape the world in its own selfish image this will not be possible as many politicians, diplomats, statesmen and even you dear reader are now beginning to realize. There can be no “one” ruler of the world. It will not happen.

Endless fight between good and evil

Anytime peace wins over war it is a victory for good against evil, for light over darkness and for all of the civilized world.

Those in the West who continue to say Syrian President Assad must pay a price must first understand the nature of the conflict in his country. They must first tell their “war” president to stop supporting Al-Qaeda, Wahhabist terrorist elements and cannibal terrorists and they must allow the United Nations to operate independently in preventing another act of aggressive war by the US. That is what the United Nations was set up to do.

Russia supports peace, rule of law and respect of sovereignty. It also supports a robust and “independent” United Nations. All of these “concepts” are real and must rule the international arena. They are not abstract conceptions that one country with a big gun can ignore at will as it attempts to bomb the world into subjugation.

Part I of this article can be found here

Syria: Victory for peace, President Putin and Russia

17 September, 12:25 2 

Женева Лавров Керри Сергей Лавров Джон Керри Сирия

For the time being Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Government of the Russian Federation have averted another act of aggressive war by the United States of America. However this victory of peace and diplomacy over war and violence is not only one for Russia and Russia’s brave leader to celebrate, if in fact at this stage there is cause to celebrate, but one for every single one of us, from presidents to bloggers, who has done what we could to finally convince an out-of-control leader of a self-declared “single military super power” that bombs are not the solution to solving a situation they have stoked from the very beginning.

Ever present danger

This not-so-small victory in staving off yet another act of aggressive war packaged as “humanitarian intervention” must not be overestimated. The world is currently engaged in a war of civilizations, not one it wanted but one brought on by one power which is continuously seeking to impose its will on the rest of the planet.

The fact that the world is in a state of ever present danger, not from the bogeyman of terrorism but from the out-of-control aforementioned power, can be underlined by statements made by the leader of that power after he decided to forego spearheading the commission of yet another Crime Against Peace by his country, and once again threatened the Islamic Republic of Iran with further aggression, stated that the fact that they did not attack Syria does not mean they will not attack Iran.

No real authority

The country operates under the self-promoted premise, and its people, for a large part, have been brainwashed since childhood into believing, that they have some sort of moral right or authority to dictate to and force other states to do bend to their will.

Without any international consensus or agreement that the world must bow to the US will, they have been engaged in shaping the world in their image for decades including by force, and thus the country has truly become a war waging pariah and a rogue nation trampling on international laws and norms.

For Americans it is almost impossible to understand that their leaders have illegally trampled on the world’s citizenry as they live in their own separate reality. Even for some of the staunchest critics of US foreign policy, the true nefarious nature of US policy is difficult to comprehend let alone accept. To put it quite plainly the world does not want America and has grown tired of its bombs and aggression.

What must be understood is that no country has the right to impose its will or vision on other countries who, it may be news to some in the West, also have the right to exist, to develop and to have their own cultures. And even to defend themselves against aggression and US “intervention”. These are not just rights possessed by certain western powers but rights possed by all sovereign nations, from Bora-Bora to the People’s Republic of China.

The only solution: compliance with international law

The only solution to bringing about peace and an end to the endless war that the United States of America has “declared” on the world is to put an end to that country’s lawlessness and bring them to account while forcing them to abide by the rules of international law which govern all nations and which countries such as the Russian Federation abide by.

One problem for international observers in attempting to understand why the US operates with such brazen impunity and violates even the most serious of international laws and statutes, ones that the rest of the world lives by and which the United Nations is supposed to enforce, is the ridiculous internal premise that citizens of that country have that somehow international laws and conventions do not apply to them and that somehow international law and organizations such as the United Nations that are responsible for upholding them, encroach on their “freedoms” and their “sovereignty”. Such a view is self-serving poppycock.

By ignoring and refusing to abide by international law (for example even going so far as to develop plans to invade the Netherlands and the Hague if one of their ilk is arrested for crimes against humanity or war crimes) they have placed themselves outside of the law. This is clear, and for once in the case of Syria, they may have reeled themselves in.

The contempt for international law and the world community that the US has shown as they wage their undeclared war of domination on the peace loving nations of the world, and their refusal to abide by international law (i.e. Guantanamo, drones, extra-judicial executions, aggressive wars, etc.) has thrown the world into a state of instability and placed nations in a quandary.

The Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Syrian Arab Republic are all countries that follow the rule of international law and abide by the United Nations Charter yet have independent foreign policies that do not coincide with the US vision of global domination. Therefore they are countries that have all been targeted for regime change by the US and have been the targets of concerted overt and covert efforts by the West. Efforts which seek to bring about a collapse or breakup of their governments and states, so they are easier to manipulate, with efforts ranging from color revolutions and meddling in civil society (Russia) to outright military attack (Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yugoslavia and so on).

Fortunately for the world and for peace an attack on Syria has been averted thanks to efforts led by President Putin. Certainly if the Nobel Peace Prize truly means anything President Putin more than anyone deserves one, he has championed peace and rule of law and has forced a warmonger with a Nobel Peace Prize to simply, follow the law.

 Part II of this article can be found here.

Syria: CIA, US paid cannibal lobbyists and endless war

12 September, 22:32 2 

Syria: CIA, US paid cannibal lobbyists and endless war

The CIA has now openly begun delivering arms and weapons to the terrorists and mercenaries operating in Syria to further “assist” them in the armed insurrection that they had been losing. The next move is air support and a missile attack.

Despite the fact that the American people are beginning to wake up to the fact that they are paying billions of dollars for questionable aggressive wars in far off lands that they know nothing about and have never threatened them, the US continues to push to bomb yet another country into the dark ages.

Informed and independent thinking Americans are beginning to ask questions, and even more importantly to demand answers from those killing and invading in their name, and more importantly using their hard earned dollars to launch questionable acts of aggression.

As the economic situation worsens in America and the outlook becomes bleaker with each passing day, the man in the street is wondering why their government is closing schools and can not even provide minimal healthcare for its citizens, yet can spend billions to overthrow a leader and destroy the government of a country that was never an enemy or threat.

The answer is simple, special interests are making a killing, literally and figuratively. One such group which is lobbying the US Government for millions upon millions of dollars in support to what are nothing but terrorists and armed insurrectionists has recently become the focus of much needed attention by the alternative media. Here it is important to note that it is not the mass media, which in reality should be outraged by such news. That “should” be the case, but as they have become nothing but a propaganda wing of the special interests, they can not be expected to look out for what is best for the people or fulfill the role of the Fourth Estate.

The group in question, an organization called the Syrian Emergency Task Force, has been revealed to be receiving money from the US State Department in their billion dollar effort to overthrow the government of Syria and literally kill off the president of the country.

One might say: “So what?” Well if you come from the position that it is normal, as it has become, to hear that the US Government is being run and serves special interests and the elites, then yeah, so what. But this is much more nefarious than that. This is a case of the government funding a special interest to lobby it for money to carry out a plan that only it wants. In effect the US Government has become a government of the government, for the government, by the government and funded by its slaves, the people.

When discussing Syria it is important to note that the Syrian people have never been an enemy of the American people. There has never been a large Syrian population in America whose kin are in danger, and Syria was never a brutal dictatorial regime, oppressing and eradicating its own people, as the US State Department and those pushing for war would like the American people to believe. It was in fact one of the most progressive, secular, stable and modern regimes in the Middle East, until Saudi-controlled and US-backed-terrorist-Al-Qaeda-elements began tearing the country apart.

It was targeted for regime change and quite literally for destruction in what has become a not-so-secret geopolitical strategy for global domination. The reasons behind this are not so complex, namely: the country is in Russia’s sphere of influence (that is most important), it maintained an independent foreign policy outside of US control and manipulation, it shares a border with Israel (although this is questionable as it is hard to believe Israel would want another extremist fundamentalist Islamic terrorist state on it border, which is what Syria will become if President Assad is removed) and because it will serve as a corridor and facilitator in obtaining Middle Eastern natural resources.

So we have a very small group of people at the top in the United States who have decided to destroy another country and are paying and funding Saudi controlled Al-Qaeda Wahhabi terrorists to do their dirty work, including gassing over 400 children to bring about the pretext for providing the very same cannibal terrorists with US military air and missile support, and the very same people are using the State Department to fund a group to lobby lawmakers to allow them to continue their illegal war. Confusing? You bet. That is to their advantage and by design.

Who should be screaming stop!? US lawmakers of course and the American public who they are supposed to serve. Why? Not only because there is absolutely no reason for the bloodshed they have unleashed in Syria or the more massive bloodshed and regional conflagration that will occur if the US bombs Syria, but because: a) The US is backing and funding Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists and b) because they want to risk American lives and call on American forces to support these very same Al-Qaeda elements who supposedly carried out the events of 9-11.

There has to be a point when even if the ends are worth it, and destroying Syria and removing president is really something the world does not need, the means can in no way be justified. To ask any US soldier to be prepared to kill and give up their life to support Al-Qaeda-cannibal-rapist-child-killing terrorists to overthrow a modern secular government is beyond the pale. And then to make the economically challenged American people pay for it is only criminal insult to injury.

The American people on the whole, and most of the world, despite US claims to the opposite, are against any US military action in Syria. But so-called “senior lawmakers” (in reality entrenched war profiteers) keep pushing for more war and the forceful removal of President Assad. So what do they do? What the US always does when they can not do something legally and above board. They call in the CIA, which has become nothing more than the personal killing tool for the White House.

In an article in the Washington Post (an unrepentant US propaganda tool) some details have been released about the CIA “finally” delivering “lethal aid” to the “rebels”. The article is full of catchy code language like calling advanced weapons “lethal aid”, Al-Qaeda Saudi controlled terrorists “rebels and the like, but that is what the Washington Post does best, white-wash and obfuscate to confuse and manipulate the public.

Why the CIA? Because it is illegal what they are doing. Which is also why most of the US’ efforts are said to be “covert” or “secret”. You dear reader and especially the American taxpayer, must be kept out of the loop and continue providing your hard earned tax dollars to fund their madness, and you must not question or you will be branded an enemy of the state.

The article takes no issue with (as neither does most of the American media) the fact that the “rebels” the US is funding, arming and supporting are in reality foreign Saudi controlled terrorist formations who are guilty of committing unspeakable atrocities, but attempts to spin the case for support not by explaining how it will help the poor war weary and decimated Syrian people, but how it will help the terrorists’ chief supporter Barack Hussein Obama and their “coalition groups” win their dirty war against the legitimate government and save face and avoid what is hated the most by all American politicians, embarrassment.

So dear readers, the world community and the American people must accept US illegality, aggressive war, war crimes, extra-judicial execution, support of terrorists, threat of attack, internal meddling, the armed overthrowing of governments, global destabilization, massive spying, the stealing of resources and all of the other wonderful gifts that the United States has brought to the world because some clowns in Washington might be “embarrassed” or “lose face”.

Kerry and Obama’s logic, that an attack on Syria must be approved because they will lose credibility is the height of self-serving arrogance and so far removed from reality that it is laughable. If they were not so out of touch and completely under the control of the military industrial complex they would realize that the world respects and needs peace, not endless US missiles and aggression, but the makers of the missiles need an endless market, so the US will do anything to continue their endless war.

It might be interesting to find out, after they finish bombing and placing the entire planet under their control, who will they sell their missiles to and who will they bomb? Will they create and fund a lunatic terrorist group to fight against and cause worldwide instability so the war machine can keep devouring the world? Oh wait, sorry. That has already happened.

UN has evidence that Syrian rebels used chemical weapons

10 September, 15:03 2 

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The Government of the Russian Federation, including all of its ministries and governmental bodies whose scope of influence or operations include the exterior of Russia and in particular Syria and those countries influencing the situation in Syria, have from day one of the internal conflict fought to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The most visible efforts have of course been those of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation and the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin himself.

The unified and unwavering effort by Russia has been directed at: attempting to get all of the parties in the internal conflict to come to the negotiating table, obtaining a ceasefire and an end to the violence, and preventing external players from getting involved in the Syrian conflict. The last has been the most difficult because of the non-stop efforts of a certain country to recruit, finance, train, arm and import foreign terrorists and mercenaries into Syria to continue attempting to bring about the forcible removal of the president of the country Bashar al-Assad and a complete collapse of the government in Damascus.

The stance of the Russian Government on Syria has been consistent and based on international law, the respect for the sovereignty of all nations, the United Nations Charter as well as respect and understanding for all regional players. If a country could receive a Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to maintain peace then the Russian Federation should be a candidate for one, rather than a certain leader involved in three wars and itching to get involved in another.

Credibility

Any reasonable, intelligent, unbiased and informed member of the human race, which includes you dear reader, cannot for a minute trust the credibility of a certain country that has:

1) openly and consistently called only for the removal of Bashar al-Assad by force;

2) targeted Syria for regime change to advance its regional geopolitical agenda;

3) through a proxy (Saudi Arabia) threatened a sovereign nation, the Russian Federation, with terrorist acts during the Olympic Games if it did not pull its support for President Assad;

4) has already killed over 300 Syrian troops in an aggressive attack by one of its proxies, Israel;

5) continues to back, fund, arm, import and support the most violent elements in the conflict, including al-Qaeda and other violent genocidal terrorist elements;

6) refuses to respect the opinion of the international community in its call for following international law;

17) refuses to recognize the authority and the role of the United Nations in all matters concerning Syria;

8) refuses to even consider any evidence that does not fit into its preplanned scenario of a military action against the legimtimate government;

9) has a continuing and long history of waging wars of aggression, in particular in the recent past, and of using chemical weapons;

10) has committed crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, war crimes, torture, illegal detention and extra-judicial execution, with self granted impunity;

11) has placed itself outside of the law by passing laws and drawing up plans to invade the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Hague if one of its war criminals is arrested;

12) has also placed itself outside the law by attempting to launch and gain support for another war of aggression on a country which in no way threatens its own security, outside of the framework of the United Nations, the only body in the world with such an authority and one which was established to prevent exactly what that country is doing;

13) drew a “Red Line” for war and then brought about the conditions to make that war possible by orchestrating, through Saudi and al-Qaeda elements, a heinous crimes against humanity.

There are more reasons why you, dear reader, must not make the mistake of believing statements by that country but those are the main ones.

The Syrian "Opposition"

The term opposition is a misnomer when applied to the Wahabist-al-Qaeda-foreign mercenary- terrorist forces operating in Syria. These forces are non-state actors and are operating entirely outside of the law. The term "opposition" forces which has been applied by the West since day one seeks to add credibility to what are in fact genocidal, murderous, mass-killers-for-hire and even cannibal elements.

Opposition means a political force that has an alternative agenda and tries to bring that about through peaceful political means. Opposition is not a force that has one goal; to remove the president. That applies to the West’s "opposition" in Russia as well.

"Opposition" stands up and makes their voice heard during debates, votes, etc., it does not launch chemical weapons attacks or try to remove a government and president by force using foreign imported weapons and fighters.

True nature of Syrian "opposition"

The monsters that the country in question (US) is backing and whose army is getting ready to risk their own lives to support have committed and continue to commit crimes of such a brutal nature that there are almost no words one can use to describe the true horror. These include:

1) the infamous 'Cannibal Commander" who was filmed cutting out and eating the organs of a Syrian soldier;

2) the sawing off of the heads of two men of god, two innocent Christian Priests;

3) the regular brutal execution of countless captured soldiers, innocent civilians, women and children;

4) regularly raping and then executing women and girls and dumping their bodies in the street;

5) mass kidnappings, murders and executions of civilians and non-combatants;

6) treating non-Muslim civilians, women and children as animals by twisting and defiling Islamic Law;

7) real and ongoing genocide;

8) the launching of over 15 chemical weapons attacks on civilians;

9) and lastly the mass kidnapping and killing of over 426 children to allow for an invasion pretext by their paymasters.

Mass murder of children

According to Thierry Meyssan in an article at Voltaire net, "All observers have noted the high proportion of children among the victims. The United States has counted 426, or more than a third. Some observers, but neither those of the US nor their French counterparts, were intrigued to find that victims were almost all of the same age and they had no families to cry over them. The wide distribution of satellite channel images of victims allowed Alawite families near Latakia to recognize their children who had been abducted two weeks prior by the "rebels." This identification was long in coming because there are few survivors of the massacre by the allies of the United States, the United Kingdom and France in loyalist villages where more than a thousand bodies of civilians were discovered in mass graves."

Non-stop rape and execution

In a "Media Blackout" segment the San Francisco Examiner reported on the monstrous gang rape and execution of a 15-year-old girl named Miriam by the US and Western backed al-Nusra: "Once abducted, the girl identified only as "Miriam," was forced into a temporary marriage with the commander of Jabhat al-Nusra and raped. He then renounced their marriage, only to pass her onto another militant for the same treatment. One after another, a total of fifteen Islamist rebels "married" the young girl, raped her and renounced the marriage, a process which continued for more than two weeks. After all had their way with her, the girl was executed."

Use of chemical weapons

The supporters of the terrorists operating in Syria continue to suppress and manipulate evidence with one Turkish publication (one of many) publishing information about the possession of chemical weapons  by the "opposition": "Russia has called on Turkey to share its findings in the case of Syrian rebels who were seized on the Turkish-Syrian border with a 2 kg cylinder full of nerve gas sarin."

Coalition of crime against peace

It must be underlined and noted that any and all countries that engage in or support any kind of a military operation in Syria that is outside of the United Nations Charter and without a United Nations Resolution are guilty of committing a Crime Against Peace and an act of aggressive war. They are also guilty of supporting the atrocities listed above against the secular and peace-loving Syrian people.

According to Rick Rozff at Stop NATO the coalition of the war criminals is growing and now includes (brackets by Rozoff): "… U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders of 10 other countries issued a joint statement on Syria," these include: "The countries included Australia (NATO's Partners Across the Globe), Britain (NATO), Canada (NATO), France (NATO), Italy (NATO), Japan (NATO's Partners Across the Globe), Republic of Korea (NATO's Partners Across the Globe), Saudi Arabia (NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative invitee), Spain (NATO) and Turkey (NATO).The new additions to the list of countries that stand behind the U.S. in its dealing with the Syria crisis included Albania (NATO), (neo-Ustasha) Croatia (NATO), Denmark (NATO), (apartheid) Estonia (NATO), Germany (NATO), (post-coup) Honduras, Hungary (NATO), Kosovo ("the world's first NATO state," not recognized by a majority of the nations in the world), (apartheid) Latvia (NATO), Lithuania (NATO), Morocco (NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue, illegal military occupier of Western Sahara since 1975), Qatar (NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative), Romania (NATO) and the United Arab Emirates (NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative).

[Qatar and the United Arab Emirates supplied NATO dozens of warplanes for its Operation Allied Protector six-month air war against Libya in 2011.]

Currently

The state which continues to call for a military operation in Syria and hopes to destroy the government must eventually answer (in a perfect world) for non-state actors it has imported into the Syrian conflict.

The plan is clear, they want to destroy the country’s government and kill Assad in order to bring it under their control. It does not matter if the al-Qaeda elements commit genocide on the civilian populations.

Bolivian President Evo Morales said it best: "This intervention is intended to kill the president, massacre of members of the Government and the people of Syria, and to take control of the country, the US seeks geopolitical control and control over the oil fields in the Middle East . Obama is behaving as a 'master of the world', despite the fact that the UN did not support his plan for a military operation in Syria."

Media suppression, lies and manipulation

The US has continued to ignore all of the facts and push for its one obtuse pre-planned objective, namely the killing of Assad and the destruction of the state, even ignoring the fact that the United Nations has had evidence that Syrian "rebels" have been using chemical weapons since May. 

Russia

The Russian Federation continues to call on all parties in the conflict to cease the bloodshed and begin peaceful negotiations. Russia also calls on all of those who wish to internationalize the conflict to follow the rule of international law and abide by the United Nations Charter.

As it has from the outset Russia also calls on every party who has influence or can sway the forces in Syria to assist in bringing about a peaceful resolution to the conflict and to help stop the loss of life.

Conclusion

Peace cannot be won or secured in Syria through the use of arms or by a foreign military invasion. Those who have caused the conflict to tear the country apart for so long by introducing violent insane "cannibal" elements must be removed from any equation as it has become clear that they are only interested in destroying the country and killing the leader and not in the well-being of the Syrian people.

Why the US commits heinous international crimes with impunity

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The world has been in a quandary since the events of 9-11 after the initial support that flowed from the hearts of the world’s populace to the United States faded and they watched America commit international crime after international crime. Including several instances of the worst crimes known to man: crimes against peace, crimes against humanity and launching wars of aggression.

The illegality does not stop there, it includes everything from the massive illegal spying we have heard about recently, to the arrest of citizens of other countries, to situations like the one that Julian Assange has found himself in.

In an interview with the Voice of Russia, Doctor Edward Herman, the famous American author who exposed the fabrications by the United States and its “allies” of the Srebrenica Massacre, the pretext for the first illegal American war of aggression under the guise of a humanitarian intervention, against Serbia, commented on what he called a “lunatic piece of legislation”, a US law which in facts cements American impunity under its own system.

With the illegal invasion or “military strikes” on Syria that the United States is threatening and the recent threat of terrorist attacks on Russia by Saudi Arabia, both almost unprecedented acts of brazen illegality, intelligent, informed and peace-loving people are trying to make sense of it. How is it that they can behave with such impunity? Where is the rule of law and the international community? Well the answer is they have literally been terrorized into silence.

The “tool of terror” is a US law that the US Government passed giving itself the right to attack an international court or country, such as the International Criminal Court in the Hague, if anyone attempts to bring an American official or service member to trial for international crimes. In effect giving themselves complete impunity.

Dr. Herman had this to say about the law: “It was a brazen piece of legislation. I think that was the time they were discussing the International Criminal Court. And in the International Criminal Court it was going to be theoretically possible that the United States’ soldiers and leaders could be brought before the court. And that got some of members of the Congress and Senate very upset”.

“So, they actually got though this incredible piece of legislation that if anybody tried to take one of our soldiers and try him, we would be prepared to invade that country. It was a lunatic piece of legislation and I doubt if it ever would be applied, but it shows the spirit of this country: we are above the law.”

The law in question can only be likened to a situation such as if a maniac-terrorist-bomber-killer-rapist-kidnapper said: “If you come after us we will bomb you”. This is not an exaggeration but in fact an understatement. The law which has had almost no attention internationally, is basically and in all practically, a blackmail letter. An open threat of violence if anyone dares to attempt to hold American criminals to account.

The law is called “The American Service-Members' Protection Act (ASPA)” and when we look at all of the illegality that the US Government has been involved over the last decade, against the backdrop of this “law”, the reason they have behaved with such impunity while not only committing crimes against humanity but while practicing rendition, torture, kidnap, extra-judicially executiions, indefinite detention, spying on and so on, we can clearly understand why they have complete and total disregard for the laws and norms that the rest of the world lives by.

ASPA was signed by war criminal George Bush himself and came into power on August 2, 2002 and is designed to: "… protect United States military personnel and other elected and appointed officials of the United States government against criminal prosecution by an international criminal court to which the United States is not party".

ASPA authorizes the US President to use “all means necessary and appropriate to bring about the release of any US or allied personnel being detained or imprisoned by, on behalf of, or at the request of the International Criminal Court”.

The law has been called “The Hague Invasion Act” because in order to “free” U.S. citizens by force, an invasion of The Hague, Netherlands, the seat of the International Criminal Court (ICC), other international courts and the Dutch Government, would be necessary.

The Act prohibits federal, state and local governments and agencies (including courts and law enforcement agencies) from assisting the ICC or any other court and prohibits the extradition of any individual from the United States to the court in question; it prohibits the transfer of classified national security information and law enforcement information to such a body and it prohibits agents of the court from conducting investigations in the United States.

The Act also prohibits U.S. military aid to countries that are party to the Court. However, exceptions are allowed for aid to NATO members, major non-NATO allies, Taiwan, and countries which have entered into “Article 98 agreements”, agreeing not to hand over U.S. nationals to the Court. The President may waive this prohibition if he determines that to do so is “important to the national interest of the United States”.

So that is it. If you try to bring American war criminals to trial, or expose war crimes, like Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, you are finished and so is any country that does the same thing. So I guess anyone interested in the rule of law can quietly go and kill themselves now.

In related news the Syrian Government, in an attempt to rid the country of America’s Al-Qaeda cannibal brigades, and I am not making light of the gravity of the situation but characterizing them for what they are, has offered rewards to anyone who can help capture foreign mercenaries and terrorists.

As reported by ITAR-TASS the Syrian Government stated in a television address that for each foreign terrorist that is captured,  500,000 Syrian pounds ($4,000) will be paid to their captor and, for information on their whereabouts or for assisting with their apprehension 200,000 pounds.

The Syrian government has guaranteed that informants will remain anonymous and will be protected. The question is whether these terrorists, being funded, armed, trained and imported by the US are considered allies. In which case the court and country in question may be subject to invasion etc.

By enacting such legislation and committing crimes against humanity and against the international community, such as continual acts of aggressive war, the United States has placed itself outside the law, literally. It would not be a stretch to say that they have gone too far and something must be done.

US aggression on Syria would violate international law

6 September, 09:08  

As the world sits glued to their radios and TV screens and their other sources of information waiting for news of an attack on Syria other events are taking place that the nefarious planners in Mclean Virginia and Washington have successfully distracted the world’s attention from. At the cost of a couple of hundred Syrian lives, which in reality mean nothing for the Americans and their Al-Qaeda elements in Syria, the US has perhaps yet failed to launch another act of aggression and commit another crime against peace, but it has succeeded in accomplishing several other objectives.

Of the four “core international crimes” (crimes of aggression, crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes) as determined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the treaty which founded the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United States of America is guilty of all of them.

Crime against peace

In international law a crime against peace is defined as the “planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of wars of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing". The word participation means that any country that goes along with such a crime is also guilty of the same crime as the aggressor, this includes any third countries that allow for their airspace or territory to be used to launch an attack on a third state..

It is clear given the preponderance of evidence that the US attacks on Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and now the planned attack on Syria are all crimes against peace and would be prosecuted if there was a body with the will to do so.

Crimes against humanity

Under international law another type of crime that the United States may be guilty of committing on multiple occasions and which many accuse the US of carrying out in its execution of its “War on Terror”, are crimes against humanity. These crimes are defined as "particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of human beings." The systematic persecution of one racial group by another, as is the case with American blacks, would be eligible for this classification.

It is arguable whether for example, the targeting of Muslims as a group, the extra judicial executions of suspected terrorists by drone, rendition, illegal detention and torture would, by themselves, meet the litmus test for being classified as crimes against humanity, but there can be little doubt that all of these crimes put together as part of a continual concerted effort in which the participants know they are committing violations of human rights, international law, the Geneva Conventions, the laws of war and other international laws and conventions, could and should be classified as crimes against humanity.

It might be argued that those behind, or in collusion with, the perpetrators of 9-11, or even those who failed to prosecute the perpetrators are also guilty of crimes against humanity, especially the consequences that those events have had on the world since that date.

War crimes

An area where there is little area for debate as to the collusion and guilt of the United States is in the area of war crimes. War crimes are generally defined as including: "murder, the ill-treatment or deportation of civilian residents of an occupied territory to slave labor camps (Guantanamo, rendition sites, Abu-Ghraib, etc), the murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war, the killing of prisoners (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria), the wanton destruction of cities, towns and villages (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya), and any devastation not justified by military, or civilian necessity (all of the previous and in particular Syria).

The US Government’s institutionalized collusion in war crimes, including torture, the use of chemical weapons and indefinite detention under conditions amounting to torture have been very well documented and proven time and time again. The persecution and prosecution of Bradley Manning serving as the best example, as well as the evidence that he revealed.

Genocide

No one has called the, what could be millions, of Sunni Muslims and others killed in the illegal US wars genocide but if the numbers are in fact in the millions this would be valid.

The fact that the United States was founded on the genocide of the American Indians, something no one has ever been prosecuted for. The continuing practice of keeping the few Indians that are left living on “reservations” essentially prison zones, would be classified as a crime against humanity but no one is willing to or calling for anything to be done.

Other crimes

The number of other crimes committed by the United States since 9-11 would fill volumes and include everything from droning, to extra-judicial executions, bringing about and causing revolutions and political instability, economic manipulation, repression of dissent and protestors, attacks on media and whistleblowers and others. However the largest and most egregious offense with a truly global reach involves the revelations by Edward Snowden. It is chiefly these revelations and the backlash that the United States has avoided by threatening the world with an even greater crime. You would not tell a murderer that you have caught as he is hacking his victim to death that his car is illegally parked now can you?

Who will prosecute?

The International Criminal Court or ICC is the body that has the authority to prosecute these crimes and is supposed to do so if states can not or will not act, however they do not have arrest powers and along with the United Nations they are largely under the complete control of the United States.

So there are certainly bodies with the authority to prosecute and rein in the criminality but until they possess the independence and are pushed into taking action nothing will be done.

This has led to movements in the United States for example to prosecute George Bush for murder, for example, something easier to prove than war crimes and prosecutable in a US court, but no one has been able to pursue these attempts to a successful conclusion and apparently there is not a single body willing to arrest these criminals.

Distraction and avoidance of response

The initial response that the United States was spying on the United Nations and on allies was quickly dwarfed by the media sensation around Edward Snowden, the forced landing of the presidential aircraft of Evo Morales and now the “impending invasion” of Syria.

The initial reaction from European countries was to freeze all economic and business cooperation, when it was revealed that the United States was spying on and collecting economic, banking and financial information from even its allies in order to manipulate their markets, something that should have been a key topic for debate at the G-20, but it has successfully been for the most part ignored. This goes for other matters that the G-20 countries may have reached a consensus on as well.

Demonizing

All of these events, as well as the threat of terrorist attacks at the upcoming Sochi Olympics by the Saudi Prince Bandar have been carefully orchestrated to demonize and vilify Russia and to detract from the success and leadership on the world stage that Russia is taking and will take if the G-20 Summit, the Sochi Olympics and the internal conflict in Syria are allowed to take place and be resolved successfully.

Experts and international observers agree that by attacking Syria the US is going after one of Russia’s allies in order to decrease Russia’s possible influence in the region, and that Obama is so unstable and was so upset by Russia’s legal protection of Edward Snowden that he decided, by bombing Syria he would punish Russia. Regardless of the reasoning. With imminent threat, or a UN Resolution, any attack on Syria is a crime against peace.

The US has successfully caused a serious rift with Russia and is something they continue to do. Statements that Russia supplied Syria with chemical weapons is beyond the pale but proves that the United States will do anything to attempt to paint Russia as some supporter of terror. This is ridiculous beyond words, when Russia has, since day one, promoted a political solution to the conflict and the United States has been importing terrorists and its Al-Qaeda elements into Syria to bring about their repeated goal of a forceful regime change in Damascus.

In light of the recent threat by Prince Bandar against the Russian people and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with terrorist attacks at the Sochi Olympics, while failing to bribe the head of state, and the admission by the rogue prince that the Saudis control the Chechen terrorist groups, it should be time for the world community to seriously question the legitimacy of these states.

Some analysts have stated that Russia has every right to level Saudi Arabia as it has threatened Russia with terrorist acts, and some say that this is a threat for which war could be declared, but Russia has so far maintained the high moral ground and refrained from bellicose rhetoric against the supporters of cannibal terrorists.

Even though Russia has every right to react in an extreme manner to such an outrageous unprecedented threat President Putin chooses to act in the most diplomatic and responsible way possible, and as the record shows, seek a diplomatic and peaceful resolution to even that affront.

The psychological aspects

The state of the world, waiting whether the US will launch another illegal war and attack yet another defenseless country that poses it no threat, is one on edge. This form of psychological terrorism, placing the world in fear of possible World War III, is beneficial for the United States as it distracts from other pressing issues that the world (outside the western media bubble) was beginning to wake up about.

The fear of war is powerful tool to control not only its own population but to control and spread fear into the hearts of the world’s peace-loving nations. However it is these nations that must unite and that is where the United States may have finally over stepped the bounds and wandered into unknown territory. Fear can cause unexpected reactions and terrorizing the world with the constant threat of a “humanitarian” attack may bring about events that the US does not expect and is not prepared for.

United front

It is a given, I believe, that if the US does in fact unilaterally decide to attack Syria it will galvanize the world community against them, especially those countries who know they are next in line for Washington’s nefarious regime change invasion plans.

Even the fact that Obama is even considering to move ahead without the UN or even wait for the results of the UN inspection on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, is having the effect of uniting countries against the United States.

Unilateral war and bombing poor defenseless countries and dictating to the world how to run its affairs may play well for the violence loving political base back in America but quite frankly the world has grown weary of American bombs and American aggression.

Iraq never threatened America, nor did Afghanistan, nor did Libya, nor did Yugoslavia and finally nor has Syria.

WikiLeaks Releases Spy Files 3

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By John Robles, 4 September, 23:22  

The WikiLeaks organization has released what they are calling “Spy Files #3”. The latest offering of documents showing nefarious US Government illegality contains 249 documents from 92 global intelligence contractors. According to WikiLeaks these documents reveal how, as the intelligence world has privatized, the US, the EU and the developing world’s intelligence agencies and governments have rushed into buying millions of dollars worth of next generation mass surveillance technology to target communities, groups and whole populations.

The further revelations make it clear that anything you do online is subject to interception, manipulation, recording and a threat to the actual physical security of the user. In a press release WikiLeaks briefly detailed some of the revelations uncovered in the release as they continue their fight to expose the massive illegality and the nefarious activities of certain governments who continue to claim they are democratic.

WikiLeaks continues to fight the Orwellian security state and as the tyrants in power attempt to launch yet another act of aggression on a defenseless nation while lying to the citizens of “Oceania” it is important that we listen and support their efforts. WikiLeaks is providing proof and evidence of illegality, that is noble. They are doing what the annexed 4th Estate has obediently stropped doing as they have acquiesced their role in society.

WikiLeaks stated the following:

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange stated "WikiLeaks' Spy Files 3 is part of our ongoing commitment to shining a light on the secretive mass surveillance industry. This publication doubles the WikiLeaks Spy Files database. WikiLeaks Spy Files form a valuable resource for journalists and citizens alike, detailing and explaining how secretive state intelligence agencies are merging with the corporate world in their bid to harvest all human electronic communication."

WikiLeaks Counter Intelligence Unit has been tracking the trackers. The WLCIU has collected data on the movements of key players in the surveillance contractor industry, including senior employees of Gamma, Hacking Team and others as they travel through Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and other countries.

WikiLeaks publiser, Julian Assange stated "WikiLeaks Counter Intelligence Unit operates to defend WikiLeaks' assets, staff and sources, and, more broadly, to counter threats against investigative journalism and the public's right to know."

Documents in Spy Files 3 include sensitive sales brochures and presentations used to woo state intelligence agencies into buying mass surveillance services and technologies. Spy Files 3 also includes contracts and deployment documents, detailing specifics on how certain systems are installed and operated.

Internet spying technologies now being sold on the intelligence market include detecting encrypted and obfuscated internet usage such as Skype, BitTorrent, VPN, SSH and SSL. The documents reveal how contractors work with intelligence and policing agencies to obtain decryption keys.

The documents also detail bulk interception methods for voice, SMS, MMS, email, fax and satellite phone communications. The released documents also show intelligence contractors selling the ability to analyze web and mobile interceptions in real time.

Contracts and deployment documents in the release show evidence of these technologies being used to indiscriminately infect users in Oman with remote controlled spyware. The FinFly 'iproxy' installation by Dreamlab shows how a target is identified and malware is silently inserted alongside a legitimate download, whilst keeping the intended download functioning as expected. The target identification methods mean that anybody connecting through the same network would be systematically and automatically intercepted and infected as well, even unintended targets.

Is Saudi Arabia a Terrorist Proxy State for the U.S.?

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By John Robles, 3 September, 10:58

The response by the world community and by billions of informed and intelligent people all over the globe, including those in the United States, to the latest calls by the leaders of the U.S., to launch yet another war of aggression against yet another country that has never posed a threat to it, has not been one that those obtusely insisting on bloodshed expected to be faced with.

No credibility

For the international community, after decades of fabrications for going to war, war crimes, violations of international law and conventions, blatant war profiteering, military buildup, torture, illegal detention and rendition, extra-judicial executions, massive illegal spying and the refusal to abide by international laws and norms, any military action proposed to be waged by the United States of America must be looked at with the highest degree of suspicion and must not be allowed to take place without a real and true independent international consensus based on law and evidence.

For Americans the reasons to view their government with suspicion are even more numerous: endless empty patriotic war rhetoric against defenseless nations, the destruction of, and complete disregard for, constitutional rights and protections, the failure to prosecute for war crimes and crimes exposed by whistleblowers, the criminalization and violent brutal suppression of anyone who would dare to dissent against the all powerful political elites, the stifling of dissent and political discourse, the disappearance of privacy and the right to be free from unwarranted surveillance, the abuse of terror and security legislation to go after anyone the government deems to be an enemy, the all power executive that can order the extra-judicial execution of anyone, even Americans, and the list goes on.

Empty calls for war and patriotism

Last night perpetual war-monger John McCain gave a speech, just as empty and designed for a brain dead audience, as the recent speech by John Kerry that I commented about. A speech in which Kerry repeated the phrase “we know” 23 times but did not offer a single concrete piece of evidence in accusing Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian government of using chemical weapons. Kerry’s logic for the dumbed down and brain dead masses was that, we know, I am reliable, they are bad, so you must believe us.

McCain’s was worse, he actually reasoned, I paraphrase: “Obama has decided to go to war, and the congress must support him,” whether they are right or wrong, ”because if we do not we will look illegitimate to the world.” I might remind Mr. McCain that without an imminent threat, which Syria never has and never will, pose to the United States, and without a UN resolution, any attack on Syria will be illegal and a crime against peace.

Delegitimize the entire US Government

McCain’s equation of supporting Obama’s calls to war (another reason why he must be stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize) with a support for the legitimacy of the United States are hollow and false. It is in fact these calls to war against the facts that the world already knows that has already turned the United States into a rogue nation in the eyes of the world. McCain’s speech in support of his president, something he did continually for Bush, may have been designed to terrorize the American people into supporting Obama’s obtuse insistence on attacking Syria, but in fact if the plan works the way they intend, it will then delegitimize the entire U.S. Government. The entire world sees the king has no clothes, so even if the Congress jumps on the bandwagon and says he does it will not make it so. They will also be regulated to the side of the blind.

The world knows, as well as informed Americans, that the opposition in Syria is made up of 90% Al Qaeda type, U.S. backed, funded and trained terrorists. The world also knows that the chemical weapons were delivered to the Syrian opposition by Saudi Prince Bandar and U.S. backed sources. As there is clear evidence of these facts then the United States Government has no choice but to go after those responsible (in the U.S.) and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. This would include the man sitting in the Oval Office, as he refuses to look at any evidence that does not fit with his pre-planned invasion scenario. Without that, any support by the government for another illegal invasion will only lead to delegitimizing the entire state.

Ignoring the elephant in the room

With all of the debate on all of the aspects of Obama’s bellicose rhetoric and calls for an aggressive military strike on Syria a very important fact recently emerged in the world media that is being quietly ignored.

This fact is one that goes to the heart of 9-11 and the entire “War on Terror” paradigm and transcends Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and even the Balkan war. It is the single fact that connects the contested Bush rise to power, the spread and growth of Al-Qaeda and every major event that has taken place since the day when a bankrupt George Bush was saved by the Bin Laden family and Saudi lucre. That fact is one mad Saudi Prince’s desire to be king and a thinly veiled threat to President Vladimir Putin.

With one set of attempted bribes and then subsequent threats to President Putin the entire house of cards has now been revealed and the thread that connects all of the dots has now been exposed.

Bush, the Saudis, Al-Qaeda and global domination

I would put forward, and I would welcome widespread debate and analysis of the facts on this, that Saudi Prince Bandar “Bush” is the key to the historic illegality that has spread throughout the world and the Middle East like a cancer since 9-11 and that it began with the Balkan war and the Saudi support of Bosnian Muslim terrorists. He is the key that ties the U.S. and the American elites to everything from Al-Qaeda to influencing South American oil markets.

We know

Like U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry I would like to offer my own list of “we knows”, with the difference that my “we knows” are based on uncontested facts and with the revelation by none other than Prince Bandar himself, that the Saudis control Al-Qaeda, Chechen terrorists and the terrorists in Syria, that list of we knows is now impossible to ignore. The elephant is now completely filling the building.

We now know that the Saudis do nothing without the backing and okay of the United States. Therefore everything the Saudis do we can say the U.S. is also guilty of.

We know the Saudis control Al-Qaeda, Chechen terrorists, Kosovo Albanians, Bosnian Muslim terrorists and other radical groupings.

We know they (the U.S. and the Saudis) are funding, arming, importing and training terrorists and fighters into Syria.

We know there are reports that Bandar himself delivered the chemical weapons directly to Syrian “rebels”, the same weapons used to launch an attack on the day the UN inspection team arrived.

We know Bandar promised President Putin billion dollar arms deals, and that of course it would be a win-win for the Saudis and the Americans to arm their Al-Qaeda terrorists and insurgents with Russian weapons. Then of course they could pass the blame but that is a minor point.

We know that with the backing and support of the United States the Saudis (Bandar) threatened Russia with a terrorists attack on the most peaceful of international events, the Olympic Games.

Also we know they told President Putin weeks before the “chemical attack” that they would invade Syria.

We know that for over a year the U.S. has been repeating that a chemical attack is a “red line” that must not be crossed and have been continuing to try to show that it has been crossed.

We know the U.S. has no compelling or other evidence that they can present to prove that such an attack was carried out by Syrian forces and that they will do anything to attack Syria to forcibly end the presidency of Assad and the Syrian Government.

We know the UN inspectors were controlled by rebels forces during their inspections of the chemical attacks and so any evidence they present can not be trusted.

We know that Bandar: bought nuclear warhead capable missiles from China, was involved in Iran-Contra, rescued a bankrupt George Bush along with the Bin Laden family, and was so close to the Bush family that he was called Bandar Bush.

We know Litvinenko was involved in funding Chechen terrorists which means he was aware of Saudi ties, which explains why they tried to deflect the attention to Russia.

We know the Boston Marathon suspects were Chechens, used for another false flag event to raise millions of dollars.

We know that after the events of 9-11 the Saudi Embassy was one of the most protected building in the United States.

We know the FBI had evidence of Saudi involvement in 9-11 and that they knew of Saudi connections to the 9-11 “terrorists”. Including direct involvement of a Saudi family in Florida with all of the hijackers.

We know no one has ever been prosecuted for 9-11.

It gets worse. We know that Al-Qaeda was created to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, that Osama Bin Laden was also a CIA asset named Tom Ossman, and that Al-Qaeda was and has been funded by Saudi businessmen and that the Bin Laden family continue to run banks through which Saudi money is laundered. We also know that the Bin Ladens were allowed to leave the United States after 9-11 as well as other Saudis and that a command center for the 9-11 attacks was discovered in Sarasota Florida that was hushed up by the FBI.

By threatening Russia with a terrorist attack, coupled with evidence of involvement in 9-11, ties to Al-Qaeda and more, we know that Saudi Arabia is not only a state sponsor of terrorism but is also a state which uses terrorism as an instrument of foreign policy.

We know that Saudi oil is so important to the United States that they will do anything the Saudis say and visa versa. This includes anything to protect the American dollar being used for global trade in oil. Without which the dollar would collapse. Both Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi both dared to change to the euro less than a day before their countries were attacked. Hugo Chavez was also a proponent of getting rid of the petro dollar system as is Iran.

Russia and China may move away from the dollar in oil trade with Russia already moving towards the Euro making it clear, as the world’s second largest oil producer behind Saudi Arabia, why Russia continues to be an “enemy” to the Americans.

9-11 and the resulting “War on Terror” have allowed for western global militarization and invasions of countries that threatened the petro dollar.

We know that the Saudis hold a trillion dollars in American debt and that makes the United States subservient to their interests.

We know that the Saudi forces and groups are committing war crimes executing Syrian soldiers and even engaged in cannibalism.

And finally, once again, above all else, we know that Saudi Arabia has threatened Russia with a terrorist attack.

It gets worse dear reader and the ties to Saudis, terrorists, and western special services go so far and wide and are so long that it would take thousands of pages to document.

The same people telling you they are protecting you from terror, the record has shown, are in on everything from 9-11, to Boston, to the Syrian gas attack. They have killed and continue to kill millions. The reason? The U.S. wants to rule the world and Bandar wants to be the king. Nothing else matters.

To End the US Empire There Must Be No Hegemony and Accountability Must Be Forced

By John Robles,  25 October, 03:16

The United States is growing ever more desperate in the Middle East and around the world as it is becoming increasingly clearer with each passing day, no matter how US officials attempt to portray their country as in control and relevant, that things have changed and the US is a “world superpower” in decline. Unfortunately that decline is not going to be a pretty one, especially for the Washington elites and the geopolitical architects that have brought upon the world the current war-on-terror-hyper-security-state-paradigm. These “planners” may have to finally account for the way they have run roughshod over international laws and norms and there is a danger they may lash out in irrational ways.

A key clue to unraveling the web of lies around 9-11

As I wrote when the story broke, the revelations that Saudi Arabia, while admitting full control of Al-Qaeda and terrorist groups and with the full backing of the United States, attempted to first bribe, then threaten the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Russian people with terrorist acts at the Sochi Olympics, were important keys into solving who the real architects of the entire “War on Terror” paradigm are. It is now almost perfectly clear who brought down the World Trade Center and who is responsible for the state of endless war and illegality that the peace-loving-world has been subject to since September 10, 2001.

The planners are clearly known but the executors have always been a mystery. A mountain of evidence exists that 9-11 was a joint US/Saudi/Israeli effort but now with the revelations that the Saudis control US created Al-Qaeda, and the long record of “cooperation” between (wants-to-be-king) Prince Bandar and the Bush family, it has become unquestionable that the Saudi role has been much greater than was once believed.

A blueprint for global American hegemony

To truly understand 9-11 one must first study the Project for a New American Century and a September 2000 reporttitled "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources for a New Century” which the official website of the North Korean Government, has been prominently hosting, since it was released.

The document is the actual working plan for global American hegemony concocted by the neo-conservative authors, chiefly Dick Cheney, from what was named the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). The People’s Republic of Korea understood from the very beginning that the document was a blueprint. They knew it was being used by the US to, in effect, take over the world.

The PNAC plan, in plain black and white required a “… new Pearl Harbor ....” as a catalyst in order to be implemented and carried out. That “catalyst” was 9-11.

The NYET(s) heard around the world

It is now become clearer, millions of annihilated shattered lives later, that their plan has failed. Forcing the world into submission will never work the end of the “War on Terror” is nigh.

As I have repeated in the recent past, that end was marked, when President Vladimir Putin stated to Saudi Prince Bandar one word: NYET. The word of course means no in Russian and President Putin said NO we will not be bribed and NO we will not be threatened. The impunity with which Bandar threatened the President of the biggest country in the world and a nuclear power clearly shows the arrogance and self-arrogated “above-the-law” status held by the West and its allies.

That was the NYET heard around the world and marked the end to the arrogant egregiously illegal and relentless drive towards the terrorist backed domination of the entire planet by the United States and its allies.

The next one was when Russia said NO to an invasion of Syria.

The end of empire

There comes a point when any nefarious and evil imperialist empire, no matter how it attempts to desperately hold on to its domination over those it controls and has power over, has to collapse and implode into a what it started as or as most often in the case with the grandest of scales, disappear entirely. And that point may have come for the United States of America and it is well aware of it.

The signs are there, and they have been for some time. Signs that we are truly seeing the end of Western Civilization as it has come to be known.

From covert to open subversion by force

The move from conducting its actions under the pretense of abiding by international laws and norms, while conducting worldwide subversive activities aimed at undermining the states of the world in order to make them pliable to the US will in secret, to one of openly acting with brazen impunity, military force and illegality, while to western geopolitical planners and architects might have seemed like a way to cement their own “exceptionalism”, in fact it was in and of itself a sign and a forbearer of the end times. No such strategy would ever work when a country with only 4% of the population wants to force the other 96% into submission. Nazi Germany learned that lesson, the PNAC obviously did not.

World War III as an instrument for domination

More than two decades ago experts predicted that World War III would either start in the Middle East or in the Russian Caucuses and this almost occurred last month in Syria. The simple fact that invading Syria under any pretext would spark a regional conflagration leading to a global one should raise serious questions as to the motivations of any state which is pushing for war in the region or any state which is actively supporting and even “admittedly” controlling terrorist groups and formations which are destabilizing the area. Is World War III the end goal that the West and its allies were seeking? Many experts around the world are raising this question.

Ongoing threat

Is the threat of an aggressive attack by the United States on the Arab Republic of Syria past and over? On the contrary as the recent meeting of the “Friends of Syria” has shown (a misnomer if there ever was one) as the language coming from those “friends” has now once again moved into “military intervention” rhetoric.

Complete lack of credibility and total illegality

In light of their “hidden agenda” (destruction of states to obtain control), any move made by the United States and its allies with regard to Syria must be viewed with extreme suspicion and caution given the proven track record and willingness to ignore international law and launch unilateral wars of aggression.

Any country which also maintains an illegal offshore prison and continues to hold hundreds, if not thousands, indefinitely and without charge or trial must also be questioned when attempting to push a doctrine of superiority in rule of law.

If we go further and add the massive spying by the US (even on staunch allies) the daily war crimes and extra judicial assassinations and the continued infringement on the sovereignty of nations, to the crippled economy (one controlled by the military industrial complex) and you have a very dangerous mix indeed.

Fractured “coalition of the willing”

Along with Israel, Saudi Arabia was one of the countries that had documented ties to the events of 9-11. It is also one that has counted on, if not orchestrated the US policies of military interventionism in the Middle East to bring about its own regional goals.

This close partnership between Saudi Arabia (which has admitted to controlling Al-Qaeda and even Chechen terrorists), Israel, Al-Qaeda themselves and the United States is now beginning to show fractures.

Israel is attempting to maintain its own agenda, Saudi Arabia has said its relationship with the US has taken a turn for the worse, and Al-Qaeda is beginning to pursue their own agenda, in Libya for example. Whether these fractures are window dressing or real remains to be seen.

Saudi not getting its share of the spoils?

After the debacle of Saudi Prince Bandar “Bush” threatening President Putin and the ensuing showdown over Syria, Saudi Arabia is beginning to show its true role in the grand scheme of things. And they are not happy. It is like watching a “falling out of thieves” fighting over the spoils.

Saudi Arabia has refused a coveted rotating spot on the United Nations Security Council, because an invasion on Syria was not carried out as it had apparently been promised.

If reports are true that it was Saudi Arabia and their Al-Qaeda controlled elements who orchestrated the heinous chemical weapons attack outside of Damascus, then it is also understandable why Saudi Arabia has now stated that its relationship with the United States will change dramatically.

Convenience of dealing with war lords

If it was not clear before it should be clear now, to anyone with even a passing interest in the situation in the Middle East, in light of the recent reports coming out of Libya, statements by President Bashar Al-Assad, the situation in Afghanistan, the strange flip-flop of affairs in Egypt and the continuing quagmire in Iraq and other states, that destabilization of the Middle East was the goal all along.

From a business and resource stand point it makes sense. Shatter the cou8ntry and then do “business” with little fiefdoms that pop up. It was the plan for Russia (ala Brzhinsky) and the oldest strategy in the book “Divide and Conquer”, no governments to deal with, no central banks to change oil trade currencies, no treaties or bothersome energy agreements, just pay some cash and take what you wish.

“Humanitarian” genocide or just business as usual?

Any pretense of “humanitarianism” and “democracy” by the West have long ago lost their credibility. Libya is in a state of anarchy, being now “owned” by the same fanatical cannibal terrorists that want to own Syria, Afghanistan is shattered, Iraq is shattered, Egypt is in a shambles, and the same awaits the rest of the region, in particular Iran, if Syria is allowed to fall. But business continues; the opium continues to flow out of Afghanistan, oil out of Iraq and Libya, however unlike before now it is almost flowing completely unhindered without bothersome agreements and controls, and the weapons trade is flourishing beyond the dreams of the US military industrial complex.

War and more war and endless spying

The world is tired as are the American people, of endless pointless war which has devastated their economy, one that was in the black when George Bush took office the first time, and it appears the US has nothing else to offer to the world. Not entirely true there is the internet and the cool gadgets that we now know are only tools to spy on us and facilitate even more US war and control.

The world is a complicated place

Interlacing aggressive war with historic illegality, support for terrorist elements, unprecedented global military buildup, massive spying programs and endless manipulation, may have seemed like a great strategy to the nefarious geopolitical strategists behind the current paradigm, and it may have worked, but the world is complicated place, as one western geopolitical architect named Brzhinsky recently stated.

Yes the world is complicated place, especially for 1% of 4% of the world’s population, when they want to subjugate it, enslave it and possess global hegemony, over peoples and states that they simply know almost nothing about. Complicated? Yes! As the PNAC engineers must be saying: there are all those pesky humans on it!

Operation: vigilance for peace

We must all be vigilant that the wounded beast does not begin to strike out in desperation and all talk by that country, about terrorism, invasion pretexts and intelligence must be viewed with the greatest of suspicion. We know, thanks to Bandar Bush who really controls Al-Qaeda and when the truth comes out (if it ever does) about who actually killed 426 children from Latakia, Syria as a pretext for war, we will then be closer to knowing the whole story. And believe me, it will not be pretty.

Gaddafi’s Grieving Widow’s Pleas for Remains of her Husband/Son Killed by the CIA

Gaddafi’s grieving widow’s pleas regarding remains and son finally heard

By John Robles,  21 October, 18:51

The widow of assassinated Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Safia Farkash Gaddafi, has made a plea to the world community, finding a place for her voice to be heard on the Voice of Russia. Obviously this is something that may cause certain countries a bit of discomfort, especially as they have become accustomed to doing whatever they please with impunity.

Certain countries have grown entirely too comfortable and over-confident in their own power and their ability to demonize and marginalize anyone they wish and along with their having become accustomed to even assassinating with impunity, it must be quite a bad day indeed when one of their victims finally speaks out.

Seeing the grief and humanity in the face of the widow of Muammar Gaddafi, makes the infamous reaction to the brutal assassination of the late leader by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seem that much more monstrous, namely her infamous and ever so gleeful: “We came, we saw, he died!” comment on US media!

Of course the western media is not going to allow someone such as Safia Farkash Gaddafi to speak out, nor are many in the rest of the world, but with it becoming clearer to the world that the Russian Federation and its leader Vladimir Putin are willing to take a hard stance for the rule of law, her reasonable calls for nothing more than a normal investigation and an accounting for the assassination of a head of state are being made on Russian media.

A pivotal moment in history occurred not long ago, which in my opinion has made the world, once again, a multi-polar place where one state is no longer going to dominate, dictate and get away with everything possible under the sun.

That moment occurred recently when Saudi Arabia, with the full backing of the United States, first attempted to bribe Russian President Vladimir Putin, then threatened the world leader and Russia with terrorists acts during the upcoming Olympics in Sochi.

In that single moment, when Russian President Vladimir Putin, said “NYET” [No] to Saudi Prince Bandar, the world became multi-polar again and it was made clear that the illegality of the “War on Terror Paradigm” is in its last days.

That event and the ensuing prevention of military aggression by the US against Syria, aggression which admittedly had one repeated goal “to forcibly remove President Bashar Al-Assad”, in other words to assassinate him, like Muammar Gaddafi and former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein were, (as well as Yasser Arafat who not long ago was discovered to have been poisoned by Polonium), has shown the world that there is a leader and a country willing to stand up for the rule of law and more importantly to US aggression.

The Voice of Russia received a letter from Muammar Gaddafi's widow Safia Farkash, which the VOR calls “a proclamation addressed to the entire world” and has been receiving other material from Libyan sources attempting to get the truth to the world. Something that of course has caused blowback for the VOR and staff (which may not be entirely relevant to this matter but it is something I think the staff of the VOR deserve to be applauded for).

In her letter to the VOR Mrs. Gaddafi writes: “In the memory of NATO's aggression against my country, which turned Libya into chaos, and in the memory of my husband, whom I consider to be a martyr, my dear son and the people who were with them on October 20, 2011, when NATO air forces shelled the cortege of Libya's leader, and then, their wounded bodies were butchered by a crowd of people whom I can call no other way than criminals.

Some might say she is being restrained in her wording, I could think of much stronger words to describe the butchers, but that is to her credit.

Mrs. Gaddafi: “What this crowd did to my husband and my son cannot be justified from the point of view of any religion. But I also consider it to be a no lesser crime that the remains of these martyrs are still being hid from their relatives, which is something unprecedented in the entire history.”

Her statement regarding the remains of her beloved husband and son are true and they must not be hidden, they deserve a proper burial, as any human does, (here we can recall how mass murders and maniacs in the United States are regularly offered normal burials as are nazi war criminals), yet it should be underlined that this is not an exception.

Mrs. Gaddafi: “I demand that all the members of the UN Security Council, the European Union and everyone who has direct or indirect connection with this murder must tell where the remains of these martyrs are and allow their relatives to bury them in a proper way. I also demand that the African Union, of which Muammar Gaddafi was a founder, should investigate into the murder of him and all the people who were with him on that day.”

“I demand that the world community should help me to come in touch with my son Saif al-Islam, who has been isolated from all members of our family from the moment of his arrest. Saif's only “crime” is that he has warned that this revolution can only lead Libya to a chaos – which is something that we are witnessing now.”

Her statement addressed to specific world bodies points to knowledge as to who was behind the invasion of her country and the assassination of her family and her pleas to know where her son are normal requests that any grieving mother would make, regardless of race or nation.

Hopefully the UN and the European Union will show that they understand humanity, despite the efforts of one state to demonize and marginalize anyone who they do not particularly care for.

Mrs. Gaddafi: “Saif al-Islam has always been concerned about the situation with human rights in Libya. He has taken many former radical Islamists from American and European prisons and persuaded them to become law-abiding citizens. Many of them have promised him that they would never come back to terrorist activities. But now, some of the people whom Saif has saved from prison are demanding that he should be executed.”

This statement forces one to recall the way that Gaddafi and his sons were demonized, then befriended, then demonized again by the West at their convenience, and it is a sad statement indeed.

We recall how Saif met with Hillary Clinton and Gaddafi met with Tony Blair and they were openly considered friends not long ago but when the oil trade was to be changed to another currency they became enemies again and their country was decimated.

Mrs. Gaddafi: “Two years after the barbarous murder of my husband, my son and their associates, I am demanding that my voice – the voice of an exiled widow of a country's leader and a mother – must be heard.”

She has every right to be heard and with President Putin and the Russian Federation more energetically and unyieldingly defending sovereignty and the rule of law for the world community, we may be hearing more from the weak, demonized and oppressed.

With recent revelations that Yasser Arafat was poisoned by Polonium and the strange cancer epidemic which struck South American leaders and took Hugo Chavez from humanity, the voices may become a roar calling for a certain state to be held to account.

One Million Masks, Expect Us - Anonymous

хакер анонимус маски Anonymous is engaged in battle for truth over evil – Christine Ann Sands

By John Robles, 17 October, 21:56  

In 17 days a million human beings from all walks of life, and possibly even billions around the world, will stand up, don their ever classy Guy Fawkes masks and descend on Washington DC and other locations around the planet in an event being called the Million Mask March.

The massive peaceful demonstrations are being organized and “a call to masks” is being broadcast from all quarters of the globe by members (who may not be “members”) of an idea known as Anonymous.

Statements from Anonymous are hard to pin on anyone and no official spokesperson could be reached for comment, part of their beauty being the fact that Anonymous is a movement and an idea, without leaders and without a central command structure, as one “Anonymous member” was reminded on the supposed “official” Million Mask March page on Facebook, when another Anon politely reminded the page owner that he can't claim to be a leader or spokesperson for Anonymous because well, to put it quite simply, there are no leaders and as Anonymous repeats on the web: "All who claim anyone is in charge of Million Mask March knows little of Anonymous. There is no official site, and nobody is in charge: it’s a movement, not an organization.”

Loosely described as a “global hacktivist collective”, Anonymous is reaching out to all of the people (and peoples) of the world, or as Anonymous put it: “… people from all tribes, all religions and from all over the world”, to put on their masks (tuxedos and evening gowns optional) and join in one of over (350 and growing) planned peaceful marches to take place around the world."

The high-ideals of the event are noble and a call for a fight for the loftiest ideals for all of humankind. One Anonymous forum states the goal of the event as a way: "To remind this world what it has forgotten, That fairness, justice, and freedom are more than just words".

Whether the “groups” prediction that it will be the "largest peaceful march in the history of mankind" is yet to be seen, but the call away from secret Anon Ops to a more public show of protest is certainly a move away from the previous modus-operandi of the hactivists.

Strategically it is probably a good move for the group, especially with the way the US Government and other states have attempted to crack down on the group with an iron-fist and the full weight of all their power. Crack downs that have left the group slightly stunned but far from down and which have galvanized the resolve and the will to dissent of many members and fringe supporters of the group.

While the Anon Ops, in the depths of the cyberspace, against the evil empire that is stifling freedom of speech, expression and suffocating humanity, have been effective and ones that have been fought largely in secret, this new more tangible manifestation of the “Knights of the Internet” may be something more problematic for the “authorities”, especially in the United States.

The war that the US has fought against Anonymous has been one that they have waged using all of the secret and overt tools they have at their disposal and has been one they have succeeded at due to the degree they have by demonizing and marginalizing members and even going so far as to brand them as terrorists.

A case in point was a recent petition to US President Barack Obama to equate DDoS attacks to public “sit-ins”, even though a DDoS attack is even more of a benign event. The hope was that the extreme and insanely ridiculous harsh sentences (in the neighborhood of ten years) that DDoS attackers face might be reduced to that of sits-ins (one to three days), but of course Obama did not listen. Perhaps he will listen if a million peaceful Anons are surrounding the White House?

The fear that the US has about anyone who speaks out on the internet or is involved in Hacktivism is understandable as they have attempted to bring the entire planet under their control through the manipulation of, and spying on, the net and having anyone who can stand up to them or is savvy to the ways of cyberspace, is a dangerous thing indeed.

The insanity of the war that is being waged on information activists, Whistleblowers, Hacktivists and Truth-Seekers is clearly evident in the long list of victims of America’s choking grip, as they continue to stifle dissent and extinguish freedom of speech and expression and more importantly hide their illegality and (as we learned from Edward Snowden) spy on and attempt to manipulate the entire planet.

Although the clear goal of the march has not been announced, it is being held no doubt in support of victims of US oppression: such as Aaron Swartz, Julian Assange, Jeremy Hammond, Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and everyone else who has been trampled on by authoritarian illegal governments while fighting for truth, justice, freedom of speech and the finer attributes that make us the civilized and beautiful creations that we all are. Well most of us.

Anonymous is an inclusive force, so if on the 5th of November (remember, remember) you want to join forces in support of the fight against evil, check on the net for an activity near year, or plan your own. After all we are all Anonymous. Masks are optional.

As the Knights of the Internet say:

We are Anonymous.

We are Legion.

We do not forgive.

We do not forget.

Expect us.

Users lose in Skype/PRISM spying

By John Robles, 15 October, 22:10  

Microsoft and its instant messaging and voice over IP provider Skype are under investigation by the Luxembourg's data protection commissioner for providing access to user data and communications to the United States National Intelligence Agency (NSA).

Although Skype, a company that has had its share of legal actions in the past, has been bought out by Microsoft Corporation, based in Redmond Washington in the USA, it is being investigated for passing information to the NSA by the European country because it has its headquarters in Luxembourg.

It is not clear exactly when Skype began passing information and allowing access to their data by US signals intelligence and spy agencies, and if it was after or before the Microsoft takeover, but it is clearly a disturbing development that a European based company has allowed itself to be used as a spy tool on European and in fact on users around the word.

A report by the UK’s Guardian points to pre Microsoft takeover spying by Skype, with a report saying that after the $8.5 billion acquisition by the computer and IT behemoth, data flow to the NSA increased by 300%. The Guardian also underlines the fact that Microsoft, one of the world’s richest corporations, which in fact produces almost nothing tangible, was the first to sign on to PRISM, a fact from which an number of conclusions can be reached.

Not only is this an incursion into the privacy of all users affected, but it is another serious incursion onto the sovereignty of yet another nation. This is not something that should be allowed to be hushed up ignored and allowed to be accepted as though it were something normal. It may seem like a minor manner due to the sheer magnitude of the NSA and CIA spying “apparati” and this is disturbing.

It is also disturbing that it appears that the fact that Skype is being investigated for allowing itself to become part of the infamous massive PRISM program is getting more attention from people around the world and the media than the revelations by Edward Snowden that they were in fact spying in the first place.

The world has grown so accustomed it would appear, to US infringement on their rights, privacy and territory that it is bigger news when someone challenges them or their proxies in any way, shape or form.

Skype (Microsoft) is facing fines, criminal and administrative sanctions and even “a temporary ban on sharing users data with US state agencies”, according to Softpedia.com, who also said that Luxembourg has vowed to protect users’ privacy unless state agencies fill in legal requests for a specific account. Softpedia cites Luxembourg’s data-protection chief, Gerard Lommel, as having confirmed an investigation is under way.

Skype, founded in 2003, was a success with users who were interested in privacy because of the encrypted peer-to-peer technology that allowed users to connect directly over the web rather than through some central server. It was so trusted that major corporations, banks and other large business players have employed it as a standard tool for holding video and audio conferencing with worldwide partners. Meeting where corporations and companies often discuss sensitive operational proprietary information that would be of interest to their competitors and of course the US if engaged in economic manipulation.

Skype cannot be trusted now, no matter how many times Microsoft says it is committed to protecting users’ privacy and the real losers of the free service are now the users.

Personally it is a real shame because I used to use Skype to talk to all sorts of people and it is a wonderful tool. I even use it to stay in touch with one of my best friends in the UK. We suspected all along that all of our communications were being monitored but thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know this to be true. We now begin every conversation with “Hello NSA analyst”, and are sympathetic that some poor guy has to listen to our conversations and can not join in even though we invite them to speak up. Even NSA analysts should have a voice.

 

Attack on diplomat(s) outrageous: Russia reacts, Netherlands apologizes

12 October, 13:15 1 

Гаага Посольство России Нидерланды Голландия

Russian Embassy in the Netherlands   Related: http://www.jar2.com/Interviews/Secret_Libyan_Source.html

It is the year of the Netherlands in Russia and the year of Russia in the Netherlands, which may make it seem even stranger that relations between the countries appeared to be under threat by two events that had nothing to do with friendship but appear to be possible provocations aimed at ruining Russian-Dutch relations as they are warming and improving. The recent attacks, now two, and actions against Russia may also be tied to Russia’s recent diplomatic successes in averting war in Syria and are possibly being carried out by western provocateurs.

Provocations?

One might ask questions about who would benefit from the souring of relations between the Russian Federation and the Netherlands or who might want to see a stronger building of ties railroaded before it has a chance to get off the ground, and the answer is of course the West. However can this proven? Probably not but questions need to be raised as to whether the two recent events were provocations staged to ruin relation between the two states by those who would do anything to not allow the Netherlands to become too friendly with Russia.

Event one

The first event was a carefully planned provocation by the questionable group Greenpeace, an organization with huge western funding whose targets are usually those who damage the ecological balance of the planet, of course a noble fight, but who sometimes stage events that are truly questionable and violate sovereignty, private property and even territorial integrity.

The timing of the event near Murmansk when the crew of the Greenpeace ship "Arctic Sunrise" attempted to board the "Prirazlomnaja" Russian oil platform, seems odd to say the least. With the West hungry to consolidate their control of the oil reserves in the Arctic, the recent victory by Russia in averting a war in Syria, and the fact that the above mentioned year of friendship is taking place, point to a motive in giving Russia a black eye.

There is also the fact that even much more egregious damage to the environment is currently taking place at the hands of the West than a simple oil platform in the Arctic that is operating perfectly normally and without incident. These include the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the pipeline tearing through virgin forests in North America, fracking in North America and the nuclear disaster from General Electric designed nuclear power plants in Fukushima which continue to spew radiation into the Pacific. So why isn’t Greenpeace spending tens of thousands of dollars to protest those calamities?

On September 8th the "Arctic Sunrise" approached the offshore platform "Prirazlomnaja " and the "activists" attempted to board the platform. They were stopped by Federal Security Service (FSB) border control officers from the Murmansk region, who performed their job flawlessly. The vessel was then towed to the port of Murmansk.

At a court hearing last week, at the request of Russian investigative and prosecution bodies all of the 30 people who had been on the ship were charged with piracy and ordered detained for 2 months in several detention centers in the Murmansk region .

The Arctic Sunrise is a Dutch registered and based ship, which connects it and some say may be the reason for event two.

Event two

The Greenpeace provocation was clearly just that, plain and simple, a provocation, but what happened to Russian diplomat Dmitry Borodin is much worse because it involved representatives of the Dutch state (law enforcement officers) attacking a Diplomatic Representative of the Russian Federation, an individual with diplomatic immunity, in his home. Not only was the attack a violation of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations but it took place in the Hague which is supposed to be the bastion of "rule of law" for the western world.

According to Itar-Tass on the night of Sunday, October 6, the Minister and Counselor of the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands was beaten by police at his apartment in The Hague. Four men in police uniform forcibly entered the apartment of the diplomat under a false pretext, saying they wanted to provide the diplomat with information about an accident involving his wife and then when they were let in they accused him of child abuse .

The diplomat advised the home invaders that he was a member of the diplomatic staff of the Embassy of Russia, and stated that the charges are groundless and that they did not have the right to invade the home of a diplomat . However they used, as Mr. Borodin said: "harshly coercive measures", including the use of physical force and the use of batons to beat him, throw him on the ground and without explanation, handcuff him and take him to a police station where he was held for several hours.

The diplomats two children, aged 2 and 4, were also brought to the police station, where they spent most of the night. At about 3 am Borodin was released along with the children and the police did not provide and explanation or offer an apology .

Event 3

While reports are just now coming in, according to media reports the Vice Consul of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Panama was attacked and stabbed and taken to a nearby hospital. Official information is still coming in as well as reaction.

Reactions

President of Russia Vladimir Putin

President Putin demanded that the perpetrators of the attack on Mr. Borodino be punished and added that; "we will respond to the situation depending on how the Dutch side handles the situation."

Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov

Foreign Minister Lavrov said that Russia should get an apology and information regarding the "penalties to be applied to the perpetrators. Then we will decide which in which direction to further develop relations with our Dutch partners."

Leader of Liberal Democrats Vladimir Zhirinovsky

The harshest reaction so far has come from the leader of the Liberal Democrats Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who blasted the Netherlands for their offensive actions against property on Russian territory and Russia’s diplomat.

Speaking at the beginning of the plenary session of the State Duma Zhirinovsky stated: "The Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) fully supports the actions of Russian law enforcement agencies against the detained activists. It had nothing to do with ecology. This violence, the seizure of another's property (by Greenpeace) is the real piracy. Our law enforcement agencies, border guards, coast guard, platform security, the Investigative Committee, and everyone involved operated absolutely correctly, they performed their duties. We must strongly oppose any attack on Russian law enforcement agencies in this matter. They should have acted even more harshly, they acted gently," said Zhirinovsky.

The leader of LDPR also said that the Moscow branch of the party is planning to hold a rally tomorrow, October 12th, at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow. "We are staging a protest against the actions of the Dutch police against our diplomat and what happened in the Pechora Sea. They are links of one chain," said Zhirinovsky.

Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin

At a State Duma meeting Sergei Naryshkin said that it is impossible for Russia to not respond to hostile actions similar to the incident diplomat Borodin in the Netherlands.

"Vladimir Zhirinovsky rightly drew attention to the unacceptable illegal actions of the authorities of Holland and its law enforcement services in relation to our diplomats and then the non-critical and inadequate response by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in response to these actions. That is how it really is," said Naryshkin.

At the same time Mr. Naryshkin said that: "between our two countries there are generally friendly and mutually beneficial relations, a large volume of trade and good economic relations, cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, and as confirmation of all this a lot of events are taking place this year, during the year of Russia in the Netherlands and the Year of the Netherlands in Russia."

Naryshkin hoped that: "… these isolated unfriendly actions will not spoil the overall business atmosphere and friendly cooperation." However even though this is the case, "… we can not ignore such hostile actions."

Minister of Russian Embassy Dmitry Borodin

The victim of the attack, Mr. Borodin, believes that by the apologizing to Russia for the incident against him, the Netherlands did the right thing in keeping with their obligations under international law. According to Itar-Tass the diplomat said: "I hope that the Year of the Netherlands in Russia and Russia in the Netherlands, which we named the "year of friendship," will in reality be thus. He also commented on gossip going through the Dutch press: "I hope that the torrents of mud that have been pouring onto my family from the pages of the Dutch press will now cease to flow."

Foreign Minister of the Netherlands

The Netherlands has apologized but will this be enough?

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans came to the conclusion that: "… the arrest and detention of the Russian diplomat, who has full diplomatic immunity violated the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and in that regard, the Netherlands apologizes to the Russian Federation."

Brief history of attacks on Russian Foreign Service personnel

On October 8, 2013 the Russian Foreign Ministry sent a protest note to the Netherlands in connection with an attack by uniformed police on a Russian diplomat in his home in the Hague. The Minister of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Dmitry Borodin was beaten, handcuffed, taken to the police station and released without explanation or apology.

On September 9, 2013 in Sukhum the First Secretary of the Embassy of Russia in Abkhazia vice-consul Dmitry Vishernev was murdered. His wife, an employee of the Russian embassy, was also seriously injured and later died in the hospital.

On November 29, 2011 at the international airport of Doha, Qatar, multiple injuries were inflicted to the Head of the Russian Embassy in Qatar, Vladimir Titorenko and two accompanying embassy personnel. Airport security officials, customs agents and police used force in an attempt to seize a diplomatic pouch.

In August 2011, in the province of Hangzhou, China, Russian citizens were forcibly held by Chinese business partners in the office of a company. While attempting to assist a Russian diplomat was bullied while being filmed.

On May 9, 2011 in Lviv, Ukraine, Russian diplomat Oleg Astakhov was attacked and the criminals trampled on a wreath of flowers, which he was about to lay at the tomb of the unknown soldier on the Hill of Glory.

On April 1, 2011 in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, Russian Diplomat Pavel Ershov was injured in an attack by religious zealots on the UN Mission.

On June 23, 2007 Russian diplomat Vladimir Rashitko was killed near the capital Bujumbura, Burundi during an attack involving the shelling of his car by soldiers guarding a checkpoint on a road.

On October 28, 2006 in Skopje, Macedonia, four Russian embassy staff were beaten up by unknown attackers . The incident occurred when the diplomats left a cafe. The Russians diplomats were seriously injured in the attack.

On August 20, 2006 in Kenya, two unidentified men attacked and robbed Russian Ambassador Valery Yegoshkin and his attache Paul Strelkova. The Russian diplomats were stabbed during the attack.

On June 3, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq, a Russian Embassy car in which five people were travelling, was attacked by gunmen in El Mansour far from the building of the diplomatic mission. During the attack, Embassy Security Officer Vitaly Titov was killed and four Russians: the Third Secretary Fyodor Zaitsev, embassy employees Rinat Agliulin, Anatoly Smirnov and Oleg Fedoseyev were taken to an unknown location by terrorists. On June 26, 2006 news was received that the four Russian diplomats had been killed.

On July 31, 2005 in Warsaw, three children of Russian diplomats were beaten as well as one teenager from Kazakhstan. The victims suffered numerous bruises, injuries and concussions. The attackers were shouting anti-Russian epithets.

On April 6, 2003 in Iraq during the shelling of a convoy of vehicles from the Russian Embassy a diplomat was injured .

On May 1, 1996 in Guatemala, an attack occurred on the Second Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Nicaragua, Mr. Trushkina, who was in Guatemala conducting a study trip. He died of his injuries on May 13, 1996 .

On March 28, 1994 in a suburb of Algiers, Russian Embassy employee, driver K.Kukushkin was murdered by reported "Islamic militants."

 Conclusion

Many of these incidents took place in conflict zones and during periods of unrest, so an attack on a Russian Diplomat, in his home, in a stable European Country, even more alarming in the "astion of rule of law", the Hague, by none other than uniformed police, is truly an alarming precedent and one which, in light of recent western interference into the travels of presidents, must be responded to with the utmost urgency and seriousness.

“Values”: US violates sovereignty of Libya and Somalia and Anywhere Else it Bombs

7 October, 04:43 2 

Calling it a “foreign policy victory” and a “powerful flex of military muscle” the New York Times reported on twin military incursions on Saturday in Africa by the United States, one to assassinate a reported senior Al-Shabab leader whom officials refuse to name, in Somalia and another to kidnap a reported Al-Qaeda leader in Libya named Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai.

The so called “raid” by Navy Seals in Somalia, if you can call a military incursion and assassination attempt on the sovereign territory of another country that, was apparently in response to the massacre by Al-Shabab at the Westgate Shopping Center in Nairobi two weeks ago.

According to reports the Navy Seal Team Six members attacked the home of the reported leader shortly before dawn in an attack where they snuck up on the seaside home from the Indian Ocean and immediately engaged the “militants”, killing several. The majority of US reports say the Navy Seal team had to disengage before they could confirm that their target was killed, pointing to the fact that they were outgunned and/or outnumbered and were forced to retreat without fulfilling their mission, something the American media is not mentioning as neither are officials who praise the Seal team.

Navy Seal Team Six was the group that supposedly executed Osama Bin Laden and were so outnumbered that they had to call in air support, which did nothing to save them.

American officials and the US media are promoting the fact that these two “operations” were against Al-Qaeda and how the United States will do whatever they want or can in ensuring their interests are protected, however it is not clear what their “interests” are in Somalia, Nairobi or Libya. Also it not mentioned as it should be every time the name Al-Qaeda comes up, the United States created them and that they were working alongside Al-Qaeda in Syria.

While US President Obama, who approved the operations, is facing backlash from Republicans in the United States and being perhaps “cautiously” praised around the world for not launching another illegal attack on a sovereign nation in Syria, some US media outlets are calling the operations a political stunt to gain support at home. No one in the western media however is mentioning that these attacks were military operations carried out in sovereign nations.

Another point that might be made here is that Obama desperately needed to launch operations against supposed Al-Qaeda members as more and more Americans are beginning to learn about how closely intertwined Al-Qaeda and its affiliates actually are with the US Government. In Syria they are being supported, armed, trained and imported to overthrow the government and kill the president and in Libya the same person who they now call a “militant” and a “terrorist”, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, was actually a Gaddafi opposition poster boy for the West when he was assisting in bring down the government of Libya.

Another point that needs to made in these operations is the now self-declared international mandate of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which apparently had agents in Libya and Nairobi. Apparently Kenyan authorities asked the FBI for assistance in investigating the Westgate Mall attack, the fact that they could not stop the Boston Bombing or find anyone responsible for 9-11 not being a fact of contention apparently.

One might also wonder how it is the US Government always knows where Al-Qaeda is, until one is aware of the fact that they were originally created and trained by the CIA and they are still working in unison with the US all over Africa.

Sure terrorists should be liquidated wherever they may be, anyone who kills or mains innocent people in pursuit of their own goals should be, as should anyone who invades countries to get resources or destroys governments to protect their economy or supports terrorists or hires them to carry out their own dirty work, but there is the question of sovereignty here.

Libya was a sovereign nation, but it has spiraled down into anarchy after the US and its surrogates murdered its leader like a dog in the street. Since the US intervention and the destruction of the economy and government the oil has flowed, and almost no one in Syria knows to where, or why they continue to live with continuous blackouts and energy shortages, but the oil trade has continued in dollars, as the US wants it and the oil is theirs to control.

Somalia is another issue. Although the US claims there is no “real” government in Somalia, other than an internationally placed UN overseer, according to the US media the Somali authorities were warned of the attack on their territory. Why there were no Somali forces present is another question one might consider.

Another matter one might consider is the fact that the world has been questioning, as of late, the self-imposed-delusion of American Exceptionalism, and that these two “operations” were timed to take place on a Saturday, when they could be spread all over the world as heroic deeds, while most of the world’s official bodies and governments are having the day off.

The Libyan Government has asked Washington for an official explanation as to why a Libyan citizen was kidnapped without their knowledge and even someone as high up as the assistant to the Prime Minister of Libya has stated that, despite US claims to the contrary, no one in the government was aware of an operation to capture or rendition Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai out of their country. The US says he is not in Libya and is under US control.

The fact that Washington went into the sovereign state of Libya and renditioned a Libyan citizen without the knowledge of the Libyans themselves leaves many questions to be answered. Especially when the new Libyan Government is almost subservient to the US and the West. Was this an operation to get one of their agents back? Perhaps. Or does the US feel it can rendition anyone from anywhere, extra-judicially execute whoever it wants and then claim it is heroic and brave and righteous and exceptional back home, most likely.

Serbia and Kosovo and the former Yugoslavia are the blueprints for the destruction and then endless controlling of sovereign states and the US’ own undeclared but endless global “War on Terror” allows it to use its military to go after whoever it wants and do whatever it wants, wherever it wants, whenever it wants.

Sure terrorists must all be liquidated or tried and locked up for life, even perhaps if they were once “freedom fighters” as in the case of Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai who are no longer needed, but these prosecutions and liquidations must not be carried out by some third country because it unilaterally decides to do so.

So while the US is applauding itself and tapping itself on the back for “protecting their own interests” and “following their own values” they might stop and think that they have once again carried out unilateral acts of war on sovereign nations without an international mandate and even worse without the knowledge of the authorities or the states where they: a) attempted to kill a national of a sovereign nation and b) where they kidnapped a national of a sovereign nation in his own country.

So if violating the sovereignty of nations and the denial of due process for citizens of other countries is a matter of pride for Americans and reason to support their president, which it obviously is, there is little anyone can say to Americans to reign in their leaders.

American officials such as Chuck (War Secretary) Hagel saying we will do whatever we want as long as it is “consistent with our laws and our values”, may play well back home, but the fact is that US “laws and values” are not the world’s “laws and values”. There are still some countries in the world who still jealously hold on to concepts such as rule of law sovereignty and due process.

This is just another attempt by the US to impose its will and superimpose its “values” on the world. Whether the world will protest this latest infringement of international law and violation of the sovereignty of nations is highly unlikely. After all Libya and Somalia are broken and shattered countries with few allies ready to support them against the United States, which of course is how the US likes it. We will no doubt be seeing more of these “flexing of powerful military muscles” in broken and shattered countries all over Africa, as the US needs to keep pleasing its war lovers back home.

George Bush said “… either you are with us or you are against us!”, meaning everyone who is against the US is a terrorist. I am afraid I am against them again on this one, as I am sure many people the world over are. Not that we support terrorists, we just support the rule of law and the sanctity of sovereign nations.

US continues war on Anonymous and 'evil' file sharers

5 October, 22:03  

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On October 3rd 2013 a US “institution” which has been called archaic since the 1950s and still exists today, namely a federal grand jury, “indicted 13 alleged members of the hacker collective Anonymous for conspiring to intentionally cause damage to protected computers.”

The grand jury, a body which meets in secret "independent of the courts", where defendants cannot confront their accusers or see the evidence against them and whose workings are all kept secret is an effective tool used by the US government for granting legitimacy to any persecution on false or flimsy grounds. Other countries such as Russia have determined that such bodies run contrary to guarantees of fairness and their "secrecy" and "independence" brings to question their impartiality.

The “grand jury” system was outlawed or disbanded in most democratic countries but continues to be used in the United States. While a grand jury is supposed to merely determine if there is enough evidence for an individual or entity to be prosecuted by the courts, for the most part a grand jury’s findings are taken as fact by the courts. Therefore in a case that might otherwise be thrown out for lacking sufficient evidence to go to trial, a grand jury adds legitimacy to such a prosecution.

Grand juries almost exclusively find for the government and it is almost unheard of for a grand jury to be used to indict government officials or other powerful individuals or bodies when such indictments are sought by citizens whose rights have been trampled on or who wish to expose or fight government illegality.

If the system worked properly and for everyone it would be where members of Anonymous (for example) or whistleblowers could go to seek a redress of their grievances. However this is not the case, quite the opposite in fact.

The finding of possible guilt or the indictment by a federal grand jury, is not secret although all of the workings of the system are, and are in fact made public in the loudest manner possible, as an effective way to poison the jury pool and sway public opinion which would allow the state to then get away with prosecuting and imprisoning unwanted members of the population who may have in fact done nothing more than going against the establishment.

The alleged Anonymous members are all charged with committing “cybercrimes” as part of an Anonymous operation called Payback. These horrible “crimes” were in fact nothing more than DDoS attacks on organizations that have lobbied for stricter copy right enforcement and were launched largely in response to government and private internet security usage of DDoS attacks to shut down sites that did not comply with US copyright laws. One such firm, Aiplex Software, based in India, was hired to launch their own DDoS attacks by organizations such as 20th Century Fox and other Hollywood corporations and when the file sharing site the Pirate Bay was attacked and shut down, Anonymous supposedly retaliated by taking down various entertainment industry websites, including that of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

The “conviction” was based on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act which was used to persecute internet activist Aaron Swartz, the creator of Reddit and RSS technology, for allegedly illegally downloading academic journals and scientific research kept secret but paid for and funded by tax payers dollars. Mr. Swartz committed suicide while facing 35 years in prison for downloading educational material.

A member of Anonymous said the following regarding DDoS attacks on a site which publishes news and other items by Anonymous members“Let's consider anyone reading this knows the history of DDoS and how it became a form of digital protest.”

“There are many reasons people want a site to go offline. This will be about the protesting reason for it: The basic point of any protest is to get your voice out there and let people know you are unhappy. Imagine over 9,000 people went into a Wal-Mart to f*** around and not buy anything to protest how poorly Wal-Mart treats their employees. Compare this to DDoS and remember that one of them could possibly land you in jail for a night and the other could land you in jail for ten years.”

It is these long and extreme sentences that are the most troubling and point to a government overstepping any form of justice and entering territory of outright totalitarian persecution. Some would say the US has entered into a corporate fascist state where the government serves the corporations and the individual means nothing and this appears to be the case.

Anonymous says: “The U.S. government is set up to protect capitalism, not people. They claim to have come up with a quantitative monetary amount of damage from some of these sites that have been taken down like during OpPayPal. This is how they justify these long sentences even though the figures are a mere guess.”

Anonymous says the ease with which DDoS attacks are carried out and the fact that almost anyone can take part in them is what scares the government.

Anonymous: “The beauty of an online protest is that you are not limited in participating by where you are geographically. So if anyone can protest online and the programs are easy to use it means almost anyone can do it. This is really what is scaring the f*** out of governments worldwide. The people of the world can now make their voices heard.”

Anonymous and other Hacktivists have argued repeatedly that DDoS attacks do no permanent damage and merely make a resource inaccessible for a short time. Which is in fact true.

Anonymous: “… there has been no permanent damage caused by DDoS except for some hurt feelings, some embarrassment and a really bad day for their IT department.”

The Hacktivists say the worldwide internet should remain free for anyone and not be restricted or controlled by the US government, American corporations or other government for that matter and take issue with the draconian laws and extreme penalties for something as simple as downloading a song.

“The gross inadequacies of the new laws being passed internationally have been pointed out repeatedly. Our chief complaint is that such measures would restrict people’s access to the internet.”

“In these modern times access to the internet is fast becoming a basic human right. Just like any other basic human right, we believe that it is wrong to infringe upon it.”

The thinking of those wanting to punish Hacktivists and anyone who might dare share a file is best summed up by former blood-spitting, tongue-flicking, high-heel wearing lead singer for the 70s rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons, who attracted the focus of the Anonymous group and operation Payback when he famously stated in a speech: “Make sure your brand is protected...Make sure there are no incursions. Be litigious. Sue everybody. Take their homes, their cars. Don't let anybody cross that line.”

As a result the sites of the once teen hero turned enemy of youth, SimmonsRecords.com and GeneSimmons.com, were down for a total of 1 day and 14 hours and were redirected to ThePirateBay.org.

To underline how corporate and monied interests and the government have now teamed up to wage war on the kids, Simmons wrote in response to the attack: “Our legal team and the FBI have been on the case and we have found a few, shall we say ‘adventurous’ young people, who feel they are above the law. And, as stated in my MIPCOM speech, we will sue their pants off. First, they will be punished. Second, they might find their little butts in jail, right next to someone who's been there for years and is looking for a new girl friend.”

Simmons then goes on to imitate Anonymous with his own Anonymous type close, threatening anyone who dares to stand up by saying: “We will soon be printing their names and pictures. We will find you. You cannot hide.”

In a recent posting by Anonymous regarding Payback operations against SONY the group claims that when you buy something, even if it is electronic, it is really yours. For example: if I buy a pen and let you use it, you should not have to pay a royalty to the manufacturer. Sound fair?

They wrote: “Your corrupt business practices are indicative of a corporate philosophy that would deny consumers the right to use products they have paid for, and rightfully own, in the manner of their choosing. Perhaps you should alert your customers to the fact that they are apparently only renting your products?”

As always Anonymous finishes with their trademark:

“We are Anonymous.

We are Legion.

We do not Forgive.

We do not Forget.

 Expect us.”

So whether you agree with the position of the corporations or not, you might ask the question: “Why are they going after these kids when they are letting war criminals walk the streets?” A troubling question indeed.

President Putin spreads peace Nobel or not

2 October, 22:08  

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Calls for the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to receive the Nobel Peace Prize are growing around the world with support coming even from leaders of other countries who deserve the award as well in their own right.

The nomination was officially sent to the Nobel Committee on the 16th of September two days after President Putin reached an agreement in Geneva to bring Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. The request was received by the Committee on the 20th of September.

Part of the letter reads: “Being the leader of one of the leading nations of the world, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin makes efforts to maintain peace and tranquility not only on the territory of his own country but also actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet.”

The submission for the 2014 prize was made before the deadline for nominations which is in February.

According to the Nobel Committee the prize is awarded to: “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.

The Geneva agreement put a stop to the US aggressors’ and Nobel Peace Prize holder Obama’s plans to bomb the sovereign country of Syria into oblivion. A plan with the officially repeated goal of eventually killing (forcibly removing) its leader and overthrowing its government and in support of US backed and imported Al-Qaeda affiliated groups who have been warring with the Syrian Government at the behest of their Washington masters.

One of the main sponsors of the request Russian icon Iosif Kobzon told the Interfax news agency: “Barack Obama is the man who has initiated and approved the United States’ aggressive actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, now he is preparing for an invasion into Syria. He bears this title nevertheless. Our president, who tries to stop the bloodshed and who tries to help the conflict situation with political dialogue, is in my view more worthy of this high title.”

According to RT supporters of the Russian initiated request include the Vice-President of the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation Beslan Kobakhiya, the head of the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation Georgy Trapeznikov and a supporter of an earlier request the president of the All-Russian Education Fund Sergey Komkov.

Although much is being made of the Noble Peace Prize many would say its reputation has been seriously tinged since the award was given and then not removed from US President Obama while he continues to engage in acts of aggressive war, maintain an illegal torture prison and continue with extra-judicial executions of innocent people worldwide and then the fact that last year it was given to the European Union for questionable reasons has also not served to maintain the prestige of this award.

President Putin, who is a humble man and not influenced by awards or prizes has not commented on the nomination, nor discussed it with anyone and his spokesman, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told the ITAR-TASS news agency: “The main criterion for the president is his satisfaction from the results of his work.”

This is not Mr. Putin’s first peace prize in 2011 he received the "Confucius Peace Prize," with President Putin’s stance on the Libyan uprising cited as one of the reasons for the committee’s decision.

In November 2011 Qiao Damo an organizer for the award said: "This April or May, Putin was against NATO's idea to bomb Libya and he appeared to the world in a peaceful manner. This year's peace prize was given to him because his act this year was outstanding in keeping world peace."

The President is a realist and knows the true nature of what he is against and fully understands that he has only temporarily stopped an out of control self-proclaimed “sole super power” from wiping out yet another country. His relentless efforts along with those of his Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian Government have not wavered and by standing his ground when push came to shove and not allowing the country to be annexed by the West by caving in to threats of a terrorist attack with the full backing of the United States by Saudi Arabia, he has in that victory, returned to our fragile planet to a healthier state of multi-polarity and given hope to the world.

President Putin has done everything to maintain peace including Putin addressing average Americans and US officials directly in a New York Times op-ed headlined ”A Plea for Caution From Russia”. A brilliant yet incredibly humble move filling this particular writer with an even deeper admiration. The idea of the leader of the largest country on our planet publishing a plea, yes a plea, to the citizens of a country to attempt to forestall aggression and make the leaders see reason is truly an act of quiet heroism.

This responsible, serious and intelligent move caused the mad men calling for bombs to drop to stop dead in their tracks. Here was a leader they do not understand and demonize on a daily basis asking for them in a reasonable intelligent and adult manner to see reason and follow the rule of law.

The empty aggressive claims by Obama and the war-mongers in Washington paled in the light of such reason and they knew it. No matter how many time a drugged looking Kerry repeated “We know”. There was no support. The world is truly tired of war and killing, and like Obama knew when he received the peace prize he lied his way into receiving, the world can become formidable when it is united against you.

Another leader who also deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in my opinion is Bolivian President Evo Morales who has been the target of US imperialist aggression and has introduced moves to bring the Washington war machine to stand to account for its war crimes at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Morales a staunch anti-US imperialist has stated Obama deserves the Nobel War Prize and has spoken out in favor of President Putin’s nomination for the Peace Prize.

The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro also expressed support, saying that his actions saved the world from war in Syria.

"If someone in this historic moment deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, this will be President Vladimir Putin, who helped to stop a war that threatened Syrian people, "said Maduro during a speech.

Last Saturday, Maduro announced that this week the head of the Venezuelan Parliament Diosdado Cabello will pay an official visit to Moscow and will give a letter to the Russian leader which contains congratulations "for the role he is playing in establishing a new world of peace."

In closing I would like to add the following, the UN Charter Preamble states: “We the peoples of the United Nations determined; to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom….”

President Putin has been doing more to advance these ideals than almost any leader on Earth, while the US and its allies continue to wage war after illegal war, with their Nobel Peace Prize leader continuing aggression after aggression. Maybe President Putin has finally brought some sanity back into the world.

American 'exceptionablism'

2 October, 2013  17:51 5   http://www.jar2.com/Articles/American_Exceptionalism.html

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The United States of America is an exceptional nation. It truly is! In every way, shape and form it is the most exceptional country on this little blue orb floating in space. And Americans are the most truly exceptional people on the planet, this is a fact that we know just like America knows that every country it wants to bomb is deserving of their bombs because they are less than exceptional and even, to those exceptionally exceptional exceptionalists, they are in fact objectionable. No country on Earth is as exceptional as the US, if you argue then you too will become exceptionable to the exceptionals. If after being put in your place you remain argumentative and objectionable about your own worthlessness then you will become exceptionally exceptionable and warranting exceptional undebatable irretraceable destruction by exceptional means of annihilation. Exceptional to the max!

Perhaps certain Americans in their ignorance confused the words exceptionable and exceptional because if we look at the reality of what America is, the truly proper word, if we understate (Yes I said understate) the gravity of the situation, is exceptionable. Perhaps though I am wrong, Obama and all of the elites say America is exceptional, maybe they are right. What do I know? I am just an exceptionable expendable indigenous objectionable I suppose.

So let’s look at America for a minute and see why it is truly exceptional. Bear with me here.

America is exceptional because:

It has the highest rate of missing and exploited children in the world, in this it is exceptional.

It has an exceptionally high rate of illiteracy among countries in the modern world and probably one of the most dumbed down populaces on Earth while reportedly having the most advanced information technologies on this little planet. Exceptional!

It has a system of higher education that is exceptionally expensive and only allows the most exceptional of the exceptionals to obtain a higher education.

It has the most exceptional regime of endemic institutionalized racism while at the same time claiming it is the land of the free and equal. This is exceptional hypocrisy. Psychotic in degree. Exceptional.

The US has an exceptional internal white supremacist terrorist organization with exceptional white robes and hoods that have entered into agreement with those in power to maintain the status quo of racial inequality so that they remain more or less inactive. This is an exceptional arrangement with the government and the power elites.

The United States has exceptional laws that allow these and other hate groups to march and terrorize the less exceptional into fear and silence and even loathing of their ethnicity. This is exceptional. To make non-whites ashamed of their own color! Exceptional!

And the health care? World class! The highest paid doctors and nurses on the planet! But if you cut your finger with a fluorescent bulb and get that nasty anti-coagulant in the cut and don’t have insurance, you can bleed to death! Really! Ten thousand dollars a night for a hospital bed! Exceptional!

It has more guns and violence and the most militarized brutal police forces on the planet. Police so intimidatingly armed and exceptionally brutal, unless of course you are a fair maiden then you may be subject to their exceptional love. Exceptionalistically exceptional! To serve and protect!

The police have exceptional training and can shoot you in the head or slam your face into the concrete faster than you can even finish asking, “What did I do?” Exceptional!

The legal system is also exceptional, people can take a gun and shoot black teens walking down the street and then raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from supporters and then have the system say they are innocent. This is like no other system in the world! It is exceptional. They even have the understanding of the crime of walking while black! A capital offense! Exceptional! And the President and Attorney General, black on the outside too! Do nothing! Exceptional!

And the freedom! Like the KKK, neo-nazis [sic], and homicidal anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim lunatics, they can burn Qurans, hold marches, burn crosses and even kill minorities by hanging them from trees and get away with it. Just like the Third Reich! They are exceptional.

Speaking of the Third Reich, the most beautiful thing is that the elites in America include many members of the Jewish persuasion and even a black president and the system of hate flourishes! This is exceptional!

But that is not all. The country that consumes and uses more resources than any other country in the world and which produces almost nothing, is somehow also considered the richest. This is while being technically bankrupt and dependent on foreign resources to keep itself going. This is not only exceptional but unbelievable! Awesome!

And it only gets better. The United States has a leader involved in countless wars and threatening world peace on a daily basis, even threatening through a proxy the Russian Federation with terrorist acts during the Olympic games, and he has the Nobel Peace Prize! This is also exceptional. Yes indeed dear reader. Truly, deeply, undeniably and impressingly exceptional.

The country continues to operate and maintain an illegal torture prison right in front of the eyes of the whole world and gets away with it, while committing war crimes, acts of aggressive war, crimes against peace and now agreeing to use nuclear weapons on North Korea if the pretext is right, remains unprosecuted or unsactioned and its leaders prance around the globe unhindered. This is truly mind-bogglingly exceptional! Bravo! The AWE!

The country is even able to force down the presidential aircraft of objectionable leaders of sovereign nations whenever it wants and get away with it untouched, this my friend is truly exceptional.

But that is not all, that is not even the beginning, Oh no siree Bob! What about that poor Australian lad that exposed their illegality and has grown white haired while trapped in an embassy in a free surrogate country. Exceptionally exceptional. Yes, that! Wow! The true grit of that exceptionalism is mind-boggling!

Then there is the exceptional spying. PRISM, Key Stroke, and all of their corporate slaves allowing the system to be hosted on their servers. That system is truly exceptional! It even spies on the United Nations. Exceptional.

And the weapons! Oh my! The numbers of weapons! Only to be outdone by the different sort and types, oh how many ways to kill their fellow humans, and even make billions doing it! That is exceptional! And the best is when they bomb and devastate a country and then charge the country for reconstruction! That is the very definition of exceptional!

What about the population! Enslaved! Afraid to speak out! And paying for the endless wars and profiteering! While they themselves are having trouble finding food! These people are so exceptional they even give these huge corporations which have sent all of their jobs abroad tax breaks! Yes these billion dollar corporate monsters do not have to pay taxes like the poor homeless minions! That is truly exceptional!

Wait! Back to the legal system for a second! This is a country where parents can adopt and then kill foreign children and then spend a few months relaxing in a well equipped comfortable cell, eating three squares and then get out and do it again! Truly exceptional. While we are at it! The death penalty! Yes truly an exceptional punishment! And what about that little guy who exposed all of those war crimes? The war criminals got away with it and he went to prison forever! Exceptional! And the public has done nothing! Also exceptional.

While we are there, what about this? They can arrest citizens of other countries in third countries for intending to possibly think about assisting someone who may have had the inclination to consider breaking an American law, and then throw him in jail for 25 years just because they say he is a bad guy! Exceptional!

And the political system! A billion dollars plus to be president and two parties that are really one! Exceptionally. And the archaic Machiavellian political system where one can lose the popular vote but win the presidency! Exceptional. Yes indeed. Wow.

What about the warfare. Exceptional. They can sit in a bunker and kill people with a drone. Committing extra-judicial executions at will and even make up killing lists on a publicly known day called “Terror Tuesdays” and the people and the world do nothing! Because they are exceptional! And now these exceptional killing drones have become even more exceptional! They have become F-15 fighter aircraft and next? Bombers that will be drone-like! Exceptional! They will be able to bomb entire continents of the planet while watching their favorite programs on TV. EXCEPTIONAL beyond the exceptional.

But the most exceptional thing is that this exceptional country, which was founded on the genocide of over 100 million American Indians and built by slaves, calls itself the Land of the FREE! Truly and monumentally exceptional.

And lastly also worth mentioning for its exceptionability is that event that made it all possible! 9-11, the most exceptional controlled demolition in the history of the human race! And no one was prosecuted for it! Exceptional to the existential degree! Imagine three skyscrapers imploding into their own footprints after lateral impacts, and the third was not even hit. Exceptional… And the number of dead 2,999 almost exactly 3,000. The horror and monstrosity of this event is beyond words. Yet, the fact that all of the aircraft disintegrated, melted and disappeared into dust. Exceptional! And the best minds in science could never explain where the 767s disappeared to!!! Truly exceptional.

Yes America! You are exceptional. Oops, sorry, did I say exceptional? I meant exceptionable. So sorry.

Europe a Slave/Proxy for Projecting US Force Says Psychopathic General Breedlove

By John Robles, 30 October, 2013 22:34

The NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe and commander of US European Command, US Air Force General Philip Breedlove recently spoke with reporters from the American mass media in the Pentagon in what appears to be an attempt to assuage fears spreading in the US military industrial complex over a loss of US influence in Europe.

Not only the language of the speech but the timing give very clear signals that the US and Europe are seeing a rift that has been caused by the US’ own actions in the region and their almost “imperialistic” relationship with European leaders and governments. The almost synchronized timing of the statements by Breedlove with visits to the US by European Union leaders and officials, including top intelligence and foreign ministry representatives of key NATO member Germany clearly show that not everything is going according to plan and the backlash for revelations about NSA spying may cause a further chilling in European/US relations.

In his speech Breedlove attempts to paint a picture of “cohesiveness” and “interconnectedness” between “these nations”, as he refers to Europe, and says the US military is at the “pinnacle” of their “absolutely connected” relationship with the military structures of European nations. He cites the over 12 year quagmire in Afghanistan and the dismal failure in that country as the driving force behind this “interconnectedness”.

Such rhetoric clearly runs contrary to the current negative turn of events that is now plaguing the multi-faceted relationship between the EU and the US. Of course for the US military might is tantamount to everything else and the absolute “end to the means” but with the recent events in Syria and the Middle East, the growing economic inequalities among EU citizens and the discovery of the massive spying that the US military industrial complex has been engaged in on European citizens and leaders, it is extremely questionable whether the EU, its leaders and it citizenry will continue to assist the US in their self-serving plan for global domination and hegemony through brute force and military might.

Painting a picture for the media of how Europe is completely connected to the US, and in fact just a proxy, according to the US Command’s site General Breedlove said: “Our ability to work together, our tactics, techniques and procedures, are all the same and forged around what is NATO-standard. And therefore, it is very easy for us to take the field together and do those missions that our nations want them to do.”

He told his audience that “… between 2007 and 2011, United States European Command (EUCOM) trained 42,000 NATO and NATO-partner troops to deploy to Afghanistan. That’s 42,000 Americans that didn’t have to go to Afghanistan,” he said. “Our ability to remain connected to these armies and these air forces [is] directly related to our force structure in Europe.”

Clearly this is an attempt to show Americans that they do not have to worry about US boots on the ground and US casualties as they have their proxy armies all set up and ready to go for the next military adventure. This is against the growing backdrop of growing discontent among the US populace with the paradigm of endless war that the US military industrial complex wishes to continue to force on the population.

That population is increasingly growing weary of the hyper-security state that their country has become and the militarization of their police forces and the way their own government has begun to treat them as if they are the enemy. The people are not the problem in America, the overbearing police state is the problem, and that has been brought home to Europe by the recent revelations of Edward Snowden, who even revealed that of 34 leaders on a long term surveillance list German Chancellor Angel Merkel was among them.

Will Europe and its citizenry do what the American people have not been able to do and say no to the US military industrial complex and their invasive and tyrannical controls? That is a question which must surely be worrying Washington.

With the current climate one might also ask the question whether intelligent, cultured and forward thinking Europeans and their leaders continue to embrace a country with nothing to offer but a mindless culture, military might, endless war and total surveillance, or whether they will look elsewhere?

Now that the US’ favorite bogeyman of “terrorism” has proven to be a self-fabricated one used to strip the world of its sovereignty and the citizenry of their freedom, it is time for the world to take a long hard look at where the future truly lies and what is sustainable for all of us.

With Russia continuing to increase cooperation with its European partners in the cultural, economic, technological, educational, scientific, energy and other spheres on an above board and mutually beneficial basis and with mutual respect and an open adherence to the rule of law and respect for sovereignty, the policies of brutal-in-your-face-domination and clear scoffing at the sovereignty of nations and their leaders by the US are clearly unsustainable if the “special friends” from across the Ocean wish to continue their hegemony over Europe.

Clearly the US will continue to demonize Russia in any way it can, after all the “bogeyman” of Communism is gone, as its geopolitical goal of hegemony and total control over Europe is not one that it will give up easily, but what they US can not understand, and I think the record has shown, refuses to understand is that there are people in Europe and those people think and have opinions and like the people of Afghanistan and Iraq and Libya and Syria, their opinions do matter. And they will never, not in a million years, be able to win the minds and hearts of the people using the end of a gun, or Hellfire Missiles fired from drones, or massive invasive surveillance, these are signs of a tyrannical power desperately trying to hold on to illegitimate power.

The world has other problems, far more important than US military domination, the world has to guarantee the sustainability of our planet and the advancement of the human race.

General Breedlove (no comment on his name) stated: “I think Europe is incredibly important to America, and I think that…the long-standing trust relationships in Europe that allow us to project force into Africa and that allow us to project force into the Middle East are absolutely key to the future.” But will Europe agree and continue to allow the US military to invade their sovereignty and to play the role of US proxy? Perhaps.

Or perhaps they will look a little closer to a country and a leader who are fighting for peace, mutual respect, rule of law and the well being of all of the citizens.

Government Secrecy and Transparency

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By John Robles, 28 October, 2013 23:57  

In today’s age of advanced information technologies, lightning fast information exchange and the world wide web, the onslaught of information from all sources has raised questions and issues that did not exist in the days before the Internet.

Never before in the history of mankind was it possible to learn so much so fast and from so many multiple sources without even leaving the comfort of one’s own home. This is a good thing, and for those who are interested in gaining knowledge about the world and the events that affect us all the Internet is an indispensible tool.

The Internet has made it possible to quickly and anonymously expose information that would not, or could not have been available to the public before, and to do so on a massive scale. A case in point is the whistleblower website WikiLeaks which has made available to the public information that would never have gotten out in the days of the intrepid investigative reporter and the newspaper, ready to get the scoop on the scandal of the week.

The massive number of revelations made by such sites as WikiLeaks seems daunting and paint a picture of a government (US) overrun with illegality and operating in violation of so many laws and accepted norms as to make it seem monstrous. Yet has the government in the United States become worse than it was before? I would say no.

The reason it may seem so is that unlike the world of 20 years ago there is so much that can be accessed on-line and so many people publishing information from all quarters that it seems as if Washington has become an out-of-control monster bent on taking over the world. I would argue that that has long been the case and the government was just as bad before as it is now. The Internet has just made it possible for the public to receive a much higher level of information and has been effective in uncovering so many things that the government would rather the people did not know that it would seem something has gone totally wrong.

The massive amount of information on government illegality and the almost real time coverage and exposing of the most egregious of crimes may lead one to ask whether we really need all of this information. Maybe it is too much? Perhaps the public is better off if they are being kept in the dark and the illusions they have about freedom and liberty and the good intentions of their government are things that must be protected, or perhaps not.

If you believe that the government is there to serve the people and work for the interests of those who pay their salaries and elected them into office, then you probably hold the view that the government should be accountable to the people and if they are conducting affairs in a corrupt or illegal manner the people should be informed and those guilty of crimes held accountable. This would be normal in a healthy democracy which abides by the rule of law. Unfortunately neither of those conditions appears to exist in the United States in this day and age.

Arguments have been made (usually by those with a vested interest) that perhaps the release of so much information showing illegality, war crimes, torture and all of the rest is not something that is in the public good. Those with such arguments might also say that the average person is not intelligent enough to process such information, or that the release of information about such things as US torture programs, is a danger to national security and hence those releasing it are somehow traitors or enemies of the state. This could not be further from the truth.

The extreme reaction by the United States Government to the actions of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, Jeremy Hammond, Anonymous, Aaron Swartz for their efforts at exposing illegality and the continuing war against whistleblowers and truth seekers has shown that those entrenched politicians whose crimes have been exposed will do anything to protect themselves from prosecution.

What is more shocking perhaps is that these individuals would arrogate themselves the position of being above the law and equate their illegality to “national security” while demonizing true heroes who are exposing their crimes as traitors. Never has the phrase “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” been more topical.

US President Barrack Obama exemplifies the attitude that those guilty of crimes are beyond question and those exposing them are traitors and has in effect turned the world on its head. He has gone after more whistleblowers than any president in American history and has gone even further and sought their prosecution for exposing illegality under the US Espionage Act, the same act they want to use to get Julian Assange. All of this while signing off on a kill list every Tuesday. Here is must be repeated that extra-judicial executions are illegal and anyone who is part to them or facilitates them is guilty of murder. But then again that is in a world where rule of law rules.

The record has shown that despite all of the revelations of widespread illegality, revelations made known to the world by the likes of truth seekers, no one has yet to be prosecuted. And the crimes are unbelievable in their egregiousness and scope, ranging from aggressive war to the afore-mentioned extra-judicial executions to sanctioned and institutionalized torture. Yes no one has been prosecuted.

A recent film about WikiLeaks brings it all home. They try to portray the organization as reckless and willfully exposing sources yet this can be no further from the truth. WikiLeaks made every effort when releasing the Afghan war documents to redact all names that might put innocent people in danger, This is a fact, but the media in the US as well as officials want to make the people believe they are evil while never taking issue with the crimes that were exposed by WikiLeaks.

So do the people deserve to know all of this information? The answer is yes. Truth, no matter how inconvenient it is must prevail and truth is needed in order for those in power to be held accountable. Sure governments need some level of secrecy to operate. That is normal, what WikiLeaks and truth seekers are trying to expose are not “secrets” but crimes and illegality.

 The entire truth movement, on the massive scale it has achieved, began after September 11,2001. Had 9-11 been properly investigated and explained and those guilty brought to justice the Truth Movement would never have happened. But when the world watched buildings come down in what could only have been controlled demolitions and witnessed with their own eyes what could only have been a missile strike on the Pentagon and then the government tells a completely different story, there is no other choice but to seek the truth and truth is not something that can be hidden or ignored.

US Gov/Media Claims to Not Prosecute Assange/WikiLeaks a Ruse

Julian Assange

Julian Assange By John Robles, 29 November, 2013 03:31  

A recent claim by the Washington Post, without confirmation from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) which has had plenty of time to do provide such, that the DOJ will not prosecute Julian Assange or WikiLeaks, appears to be nothing more than a clever ruse to discredit Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks. There is a saying in Russian that “hope dies last” and this would appear to be the case with regard to WikiLeaks and the hope that much of the world has that the US Government will finally stop its war on whistleblowers, journalists, truth-seekers, hacktivists, proponents of transparency and information activists. It is not all doom and gloom however, it has finally been admitted that Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks are a journalistic endeavor and a news source and that at least is a (long-overdue) step in the right direction.

Lawyers for Julian, who has been detained without charge for 1087 days and been trapped in limbo for 527 daysin the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (at a current total cost of £3.8 million to UK taxpayers), have recently called on the US Department of Justice to make a formal statement that it will not prosecute Mr. Assange after whispered rumors and off the record reports by anonymous officials that the US, (according to the Washington Post): “… has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange….”

WikiLeaks statement to the VOR

Official WikiLeaks spokesperson and the co-head of the organization, long time investigative journalist Kristinn Hrafnsson responded to my request for comment and stated the following: “I do not trust vague quotes from unnamed sources. If the DoJ (US Department of Justice) has no intention to prosecute Wl (WikiLeaks) it should state so clearly and disband the Grand Jury. In the same report (as the one saying they will not prosecute) it is confirmed that it is still working. So I will treat this story as a possible spin unless we see real action.”

Media statements from WikiLeaks

ZDnet reports that WikiLeaks stated: "Anonymous US officials with obscure motivations and unknown authority do not have a good track record in this matter or in any other, it remains to be seen whether the claims by these unknown, anonymous officials are more than just an attempt to reduce public support for WikiLeaks."

“… the fact that the Justice Department has admitted to the continuation of its multimillion-dollar investigation against Assange proves that former Foreign Minister Bob Carr ‘repeatedly misled the Australian public and parliament when he claimed otherwise’.”

"It is time for the department and the FBI to do the right thing and finally abandon its absurd persecution of the WikiLeaks organization and start a full and open inquiry into what has taken place."

Washington Post claim

The report in question by the Washington Post, a publication I will get into in a minute, published the following:

“The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documentsbecause government lawyers said they could not do so without also prosecuting U.S. news organizations and journalists, according to U.S. officials.”

“The officials stressed that a formal decision has not been made, and a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks remains impaneled, but they said there is little possibility of bringing a case against Assange, unless he is implicated in criminal activity other than releasing online top-secret military and diplomatic documents.

“Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said that Justice Department officials are still trying to repatriate Snowden, who has obtained temporary asylum in Russia, to stand trial. But Holder also said that the Justice Department is not planning to prosecute former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, one of the journalists who received documents from Snowden. Greenwald has written a series of articles based on the leaked material. An American citizen, Greenwald has said he fears prosecution if he returns to the United States from his home in Brazil.”

“One former law enforcement official said the U.S. government could bring charges against Assange if it discovered a crime, such as evidence that he directly hacked into a U.S. government computer.But the Justice officials said he would almost certainly not be prosecuted for receiving classified material from Manning.”

WikiLeaks’ lawyer calls for official statement

According to the Guardian one of WikiLeaks’ Washington attorneys Barry Pollack stated that: “… the Justice Department had failed to respond to WikiLeaks’ inquiries about the status of the investigation, which has been led by the eastern district of Virginia, where a grand jury has been impaneled. Mr. Assange would welcome a formal unequivocal statement from the Department of Justice that it has not brought charges against him and will not do so in the future. Unfortunately, to date, the Department of Justice has not been willing to make such a statement.”

“We have repeatedly asked the Department of Justice to tell us what the status of the investigation was with respect to Mr. Assange. They have declined to do so. They have not informed us in any way that they are closing the investigation or have made a decision not to bring charges against Mr. Assange. While we would certainly welcome that development, it should not have taken the Department of Justice several years to come to the conclusion that it should not be investigating journalists for publishing truthful information.”

A crooked meaningless message from a dubious messenger

Normally an intelligent individual would eschew from going after the messenger if said were delivering an unbiased message based on facts or if it was clear who the messenger was, but with the case of the Washington Post the messenger has proven to be clearly biased and obfuscates who is really behind the message. What is more when reports citing “anonymous sources” with unclear “authority” are cited to deliver a message which runs contrary to the clear and documented track record and in the same message provides contradictory information, then it become of even more importance to understand who the messenger is.

Key points in “message”

“The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents…”

It does not take a degree in semantics or English for it to be clear that the statement “has all but concluded” means absolutely nothing and the phrase is intentionally misleading and attempts to show some decision or serious consideration has been concluded when in fact nothing of the sort has clearly occurred.

“The officials stressed that a formal decision has not been made, and a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks remains impaneled…”

The fact that the “secret grand jury” (an instrument I have written about many times in the past) is still active against Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks tells us that it makes no difference what the DOJ says, grand juries are grand juries and their secret finding and processes remain that; “secret”. So while continuing to meet in secret, open public statements which are made seem ludicrous and at best glib.

“Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said that Justice Department officials are still trying to repatriate Snowden….”

The only acting official the Washington Post cites does not speak of the matter at hand but says something about Snowden, a clever propagandists’ “trick” to grant credibility to an otherwise empty argument. The statement does however once again show the level of US persistence in going after anyone it deems an “enemy of the state.”

“… government lawyers said they could not do so without also prosecuting U.S. news organizations and journalists, according to U.S. officials.”

At least the Washington Post has agreed with what WikiLeaks has been saying from day one: it is media outlet and their work is journalistic in nature. Whether there are really government lawyers who agree is to be seen but this statement alone should exonerate both Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks.

“He is hiding out in the embassy to avoid a sexual-assault charge in Sweden,” former Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller."

To further question the motives behind this "article" it is important to note that Mr. Assange has not been charged with any crime in Sweden, and again other than Holder on Snowden the onle person they actually do cite is a former spokesperson for the DOJ.

“One former law enforcement official said the U.S. government could bring charges against Assange if it discovered a crime, such as evidence that he directly hacked into a U.S. government computer.”

Finally the statement “if it is discovered a crime” has been committed by Mr. Assange would lead those familiar with US Government politically motivated prosecutions and anyone else with even a passing interest in legal persecutions to be very afraid for Mr. Assange.

As a neo-conservative strategist stated during the Bush years, it doesn’t matter what they do or did, you go after their strong point”, with Mr. Assange that would be his computer skills (or his dashing looks) and the statement seems to be an indication of where they will continue with their persecution of Mr. Assange. One can be certain, like a mindless killer cyborg, they will not stop until their target is terminated and it would be easy to fabricate any other case against Mr. Assange if it has not been done already.

Who is really behind the Washington Post?

Which lead us to: who is the messenger in this case? Well, that could be a simple question or a complicated one depending on how much you, dear reader, are versed in secret societies/globalists/shadow governments and the like. The truth behind the Washington Post is that it was recently sold by one Bilderberg member, Donald Graham and the Graham family to another, Jeff Bezos for $250 million dollars. One might wonder why such a high-dollar organization can not find legitimate concrete “officials’ to make their claims, but that is the subject of another article.

To understand Bilderberg and the “secret” incestuous relationship between the US mass media and the US “government” one need only read this the following quote from David Rockefeller at the Bilderberg get together in Baden Germany in 1991: “We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years.It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government.”

Enough said, for now anyway.

Timing of Washington Post story

When we take into the account Rockefeller’s statement: “It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government.” And look at the latest release by WikiLeaks, the Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty (TPP) being fast-tracked through the US Congress by US President Barrack Obama, we can almost picture a shadowy figure in a black suit picking up the phone and saying “WikiLeaks has to be taken care of.”

That is not an exaggeration because the “secret” TPP is such an all encompassing and far reaching agreement with global implications that it is the very instrument the Bilderbergs need to bring about their global government, and frankly WikiLeaks is currently about the only things standing in their “secret” way.

So it may be, as these things have proven to have been carried out before, an order was issued to ramp up efforts to get Assange. The US and the UK would have plausible deniability if the ever-vigilant Mr. Assange were to, for some reason lose his mind and step out of the Embassy and be immediately renditioned to some black site or other. After all it was “anonymous” officials who said he would not be prosecuted.

With the release of the TPP it is also in the interests of the US Government and the Bilderberg type bankers and globalists to do anything they can to discredit and pull support away from WikiLeaks, after all WikiLeaks and its battle for transparency and open government are the antipathy of the “secret” Bilderbergs, the “secret” grand juries, the “secret” US security state and the “secret” globalists.

Questionable tactics

It became clear for me how the Washington Post works when they attempted to use me in one of their bash jobs on Russia and Edward Snowden when after about 9 refusals by to their requests for an interview they gathered information about me from social media and posted how miserable I was in Russia under a picture of Lee Harvey Oswald in an article titled US asylum seekers unhappy in Russia, not only did they get their facts wrong, I am not a “seeker” but the first recipient, but they refused to correct their errors when they were informed of them.

Conclusion

Finally we come to the end of the latest installment in the epic of Mr. Julian Paul Assange against what I call the “nefarious geopolitical architects” with the conclusion that the claims by the Washington Post are: a) designed to detract from WikiLeaks credibility due to recent leaks, b) designed to undermine Mr. Assange’s claims of fears of being renditioned, c) a poorly constructed and almost glib attempt to lure Mr. Assange out of the embassy.

It might do Mr. Assange’s heart some good to know the hit job on WikiLeaks titled “Fifth Estate” is the “flop of the year” and that a little anonymous bird told me, “hold on, things will soon work themselves out”.

US/NATO Continue Simulating and Preparing for War Against Russia in Germany

By john Robles, 26 November, 2013 18:03   http://www.jar2.com/Topics/World_War_III.html

When the Cold War finished many intelligent, peace-loving and thinking people all over the world believed that there would be a drawing down of military forces and an end to the arms race as the ideological confrontation between the USSR and the USA was no longer a geopolitical reality. However as history has shown that has been far from the case and in fact the opposite is completely true. With the recent Steadfast Jazz training exercises, military buildup in Poland and the current exercises envisaging fighting against regular army forces in the Caucuses US/NATO continue military exercises and maneuvers that are clearly aimed against Russia. These moves by US/NATO are perhaps the most serious threat to world peace and stability that currently exists.

No more Phantom Menace

The Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, has been on the forefront of the fight for peace and as the Voice of Russia recently reported he stated that he anticipates the implementation of the Iran nuclear pact to render the US/NATO Anti-Ballistic Missile Shield in Europe obsolete.

Lavrov: "If the Iranian agreement takes its course, there will be no reason to create an ABM system in Europe, which is now being described as a necessity."

Although as Mr. Lavrov states it is being described as a necessity many experts believe and have stated that with a few minor changes and the changing of war heads the entire ABM shield could be used to facilitate a US/NATO first strike on the Russian Federation. This became clear almost from the outset when all Russian attempts at cooperation with NATO, including the very workable and (if such a threat existed) necessary concept of Sectoral Defense, something absolutely necessary as the US/NATO radar is blind in key areas due to the curvature of the earth and as was detailed by an eyewitness is only effective against approximately 40 percent of large missiles and completelyuseless against small and hypersonic delivery systems.

Continued military escalation detracting from civil society

The Russian Federation has the inalienable and non-negotiable unwavering right as a sovereign nation to defend itself against all threats both internal and external and these include not just military threats and threats to its territory but threats against its economy, culture, language, religion and civil society, to mention a few, and this right has to be guarded and carried out with the utmost seriousness and unquestioning steadfast resolve on all fronts.

On the diplomatic front Russia has continued to attempt to reach compromise and improve relations with US/NATO although attempts at military cooperation have been continuously and repeatedly spurned by US/NATO making it clearer with every effort that US/NATO are apparently not interested in maintaining a peaceful mutually beneficial relationship with Russia but in fact wants to continue the Cold War paradigm.

On the military front Russia and other countries threatened by US/NATO global expansion have had to divert funds and energies that could have been used for the betterment of their own populations to an escalation in military spending in order to maintain parity with the new global US/NATO.

On the civil front Russian security services and bodies of government have had to wage a battle and introduce legislation against organizations such as USAID and NGOs which evidence showed sought to undermine and influence Russia’s internal civilian and political life. Something that other countries around the world have also had to do.

Continued US/NATO war games

After the demise of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the disassembly of the Warsaw Pact many observers expected that NATO would follow suite and that would have been the logical and one would think only rational thing to do, but as with open war the end of the Cold War also fell under the self-serving banner of "to the winner go the spoils" and in this case the "spoils" were geopolitical influence and territory, that (by the Pentagon’s own words) would be projected "by force" through NATO.

US/NATO continue to seek ways to expand and stay relevant and are shifting their strategy into that of a "global security provider" but even this is disingenuous as exercises and scenarios continue to focus on attacking and fighting against a phantom Russian threat.

The OSCE and then NATO were organizations designed and created to contain and fight the Soviet Union and the spread of Communist ideology and the influence of the Warsaw Pact in Europe but that threat no longer exists and in reality NATO is now completely irrelevant. But like a Frankenstein monster created for a single purpose it refuses, or is truly incapable of adapting to modern geopolitical realities. This is made evident again and again by projects and exercises such as the ABM "shield", Steadfast Jazz and current training exercises designed to train against Russian conventional forces in the Caucuses.

US/NATO openly training for war with Russia

According to the United States Army publication Stars and Stripes: on NATO training grounds in Hohenfels, Germany the "Joint Multinational Readiness Center" is hosting one of its largest multinational training exercises in recent years.

John Vandiver at Stars and Stripes writes: "Battalions of Czech and Slovenian troops, a US headquarters unit and a host of other forces, including US National Guard troops from California, have been war gaming around the clock inside Hohenfels’ sprawling battleground known as "the box." Rather than training to take on the Taliban in Afghanistan, they’re working on other combat scenarios, such as taking on a conventional enemy force in the Caucasus region. "We don’t know what the future threats are going to look like, but we do know one thing; we aren’t going to fight it alone," said Brig. Gen. Walter Piatt, head of the Joint Multinational Training Command. "We’re going to fight with our partners. If we don’t train together we’re never going to do it live."

Obviously the only possible "conventional enemy force" that US/NATO would ever encounter in the Caucuses would be the Russian Army. This is further made obvious by the fact that US/NATO have successfully pulled other nearby countries into "partnerships" and the like.

Why the expansion?

As the headline for the above article reads US/NATO are working to prove their continued relevance but by creating more and more phantom threats they are in fact proving by their own actions that they are in fact an irrelevant and unnecessary burden on the countries of Europe and in fact a greater threat to world peace than any other force in the modern world. Especially the poor and decimated populations of the Middle East and Northern Africa which have fought against US/NATO occupation.

With it becoming an "open secret" that the US is in collusion with al-QaedaIsrael and Saudi Arabia, in order to continue military operations and expand its spying/military/security/economic architecture, NATO itself must try to find new threats to justify its existence. It is difficult politically, except possibly against the most ignorant elements, to continue to wave around the boogeyman of al-Qaeda to justify expensive and unnecessary US/NATO military expansion and operations especially when there are more and more reports that not only was al-Qaeda created by the US in Afghanistan but that it is still actively arming/funding/training them, a fact brought home in Syria.

Forces in the shadows

After years of investigative research, further underlined by recent interviews and more extensive research I have conducted in to the JFK assassination, in particular with regard to Operation Northwoods, it has become clearer who the forces are that continue to promote and expand the archaic and irrelevant US/NATO military architecture.

These are forces that Andrew Kreig, a Yale Law School Graduate, writer and researcher calls the "Puppet Masters" and they are the forces that have in fact been the architects of the entire War on Terror, the current security state in the US and the current paradigm that we are all affected by. As Operation Northwoods showed these are forces that would kill hundreds if not thousands of innocent civilians in order to bring about even more war and death and advance their geopolitical and economic goals.

According to multiple sources these dynastic architects of war and geopolitical machinations are a multi-national conglomerate of individuals with a minimum of $500 million in assets each who meet yearly under the name of the Bilderberg Group to plan how to bring about complete and total world domination. They are in fact the true "Globalists" or "Shadow Government" that so many conspiracy theories cite.

There are no Russians in the Bilderberg Group and this is for understandable reasons. Russia with its vast territory and almost limitless resources is a sought after gem for the West and since there is no peaceful way that they could obtain control of Russia their war machine must continue to be primed and ready, that is one reason for the continued expansion of US/NATO.

It is all about the money

The other reason is much more mundane and in fact benign and that is that there are too many Bilderberg fortunes based on the US Military Industrial Complex, which has an endless appetite for expansion and economic gain. The US Military Industrial Complex has milked the US populace for all it can throwing the country into a debt of over $200 trillion, hence the expansion, at each country’s expense, into a global NATO force.

The forces in this group are so powerful that even the President of the United States is almost powerless against them. Which explains why Nobel Peace Prize winning US President Barrack Obama has continued policies of endless war and the illegal prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba.They are also so powerful that any journalist who has dared to even write about who the participants are has faced major backlash.

The opinions and views expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com.

Thanks go out to Rick Rozoff at Stop NATO for the heads up on this one.

President Putin and Pope Francis Meet in the Vatican

Two forces for peace: President Putin and Pope Francis meet in the Vatican

Photo: the Presidential Press and Information Office

By John Robles, 26 November, 2013 05:08    http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Pope_Francis.html  

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis in the Vatican, the meeting between the two leaders who are instrumental in bringing about a peaceful resolution to the situation in Syria and who prevented a western military intervention in that country further advanced work on issues related to bringing about a peaceful resolution to conflicts in the Middle East and in particular resolving the plight of Syrian’s Christian population who are largely supporters of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

The upcoming meetings are expected to assist in the further development and strengthening of ties between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Holy See but may also lead to a normalizing of relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church, which have seen a series of historic rifts, most notably with regard to Russian Orthodox Churches seized by Greek Catholics and Catholic Churches seized by the Soviets and given to the Russian Orthodox Church by Josef Stalin. Due to the conflict the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has never met with the Pope.

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, who is on an official visit to the Vatican, held a private meeting with Pope Francis in which many issues were discussed. "It was quite a cordial and constructive meeting," Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters after the encounter. President Putin had arrived around 45 minutes late because of transport problems.

President Putin brought a greeting to the pope from Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, but reportedly did not talk about matters between the Orthodox and Catholic churches, Lombardi said and so far there has been no open discussion of a possible visit to Russia by Pope Francis.

President Putin presented the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God to Pope Francis who appeared very moved and impressed by the gift and the Pope in turn presented Putin with a majolica depicting the Vatican Gardens. After presenting the icon to the Pope, President Putin crossed himself and kissed it as did Pope Francis. The Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God is one of the most important for Orthodox faithful.

After the meeting 10 members of the Russian delegation, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Presidential aide Dmitry Peskov, had a chance to meet the Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and photographs were taken.

Statement of the Holy See Press Office:

In the afternoon of Monday 25 November 2013, the President of the Russian Federation, His Excellency Mr. Vladimir Putin, was received in audience by the Holy Father Francis. Mr. Putin subsequently went on to meet with the Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, who was accompanied by the Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti.

During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed for the good existing bilateral relations, and the Parties focused on various questions of common interest, especially in relation to the life of the Catholic community in Russia, revealing the fundamental contribution of Christianity in society. In this context, mention was made of the critical situation faced by Christians in some regions of the world, as well as the defense of and promotion of values regarding the dignity of the person, and the protection of human life and the family.

Furthermore, special attention was paid to the pursuit of peace in the Middle East and the grave situation in Syria, with reference to which President Putin expressed thanks for the letter addressed to him by the Holy Father on the occasion of the G20 meeting in St. Petersburg. Emphasis was placed on the urgency of the need to bring an end to the violence and to ensure necessary humanitarian assistance for the population, as well as to promote concrete initiatives for a peaceful solution to the conflict, favoring negotiation and involving the various ethnic and religious groups, recognizing their essential role in society.

According to the Kremlin President Putin and Pope Francis discussed the state of international institutions and their ability to respond to crises, as well as the protection of Christian minorities in the Maghreb and the Middle East. The situation in Syria was touched upon in this regard.

Other issues which were covered in the short meeting included the prospect of expanding bilateral cooperation in the humanitarian and social spheres, including through science cooperation and the arts.

President Putin also met with Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin after his audience with the Pope however details are still coming in as to the content of that meeting. However it is clear that the meeting was preparatory for the further expanded full format discussions that will take place tomorrow.

The visit follows up on constructive contacts between the Pontiff and the Russian head of state, the most important being before the Group of 20 Summit in early September when the Pontiff implored President Putin to make an all out effort to bring about a peaceful resolution to the Syrian crisis. Pope Francis also pled with other world leaders gathered in St. Petersburg at the time in a written address and the Vatican issued several statements that they were categorically against an invasion of Syria.

President Putin personally thanked Pope Francis for the G20 letter which read: "To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution," Pope Francis wrote in his letter to Putin. "Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community."

The letter from the Pope to the G20 leaders and the fact that Pope Francis mobilized hundreds of thousands if not millions of Catholics around the world who participated in a fast and prayer for peace along with all of the efforts of President Putin and the Russian Government were both key in preventing an invasion by Obama on Syria after a provocative reported chemical attack in Damascus which saw Obama ready to attack with neither UN Security Council Support nor US Congressional approval.

The meeting at the Holy See is not President Putin’s first meeting with a Catholic Pope, President Putin has previously visited the Vatican three times and met with both John Paul II and Benedict XVI. The meetings have taken place against the backdrop of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Holy See in 1990. Since then Russian presidents have maintained active interaction despite theological and historical disagreements between the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches.

The first Russian President to meet the head of the Catholic Church was President Gorbachev in 1989, in 1998 President Yeltsin met Pope John Paul II and President Dmitry Medvedev met with Pope Benedict XVI twice during his time in the Kremlin.

In 2011, the Russia Government and the Vatican signed a cooperation agreement in the field of child health care, and last month the countries agreed to strengthen ties between their respective academic institutions and museums.

The Vatican said on Monday that ecumenical relations between the Catholic and Orthodox churches “weren't really” discussed during the 35-minute discussion between Putin and Francis in the Pope's private library, though Putin brought greetings from Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.

The fact that such an important icon as the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God was presented to the Pope is a very important sign from the Russian Orthodox Church of its desire to normalize relations and surely painstaking planning went into the selection and presentation of the icon.

In preparation for the visit by President Putin to the Vatican the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill, met with Milan Archbishop of the Catholic Church Angelo Scola in Moscow last week, a sign of the warming of ties between the churches.

"We live in an epoch when many of our historic differences should stop playing the critical role they have played in relations between our churches," Kirill said at the meeting.

President Putin and Pope Francis are both men who above all else have a penchant for understatement and even though their lifestyles may be quite different both of them have shown they will do their utmost to work for peace, this includes in the world and between the faiths.

Tomorrow should see more important work being done to bring about better relations and improve relations and with the focus on the people this will not be limited to inter-state cooperation but will benefit all people and Christians worldwide, in particular those living in zones of strife. Whether large moves will be made to mend the rift between Catholicism and Orthodoxy is to be seen, but one thing is certain, the door is open.

JFK and How the Military Industrial Complex Has Taken Over America

Plane in the JFK airport in 2013 and 1963 (black and white photo)

Plane in the JFK airport in 2013 and 1963 (black and white photo)

By John Robles, 23 November, 2013 19:13

One of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s (JFK) most memorable and currently topical speeches was an address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961, in which he detailed the role of the mass media and the threat to freedom faced by the world and why the media must be protected and its freedom jealously guarded. The words of JFK ring truer today than they perhaps did in 1961 and what he and Dwight D. Eisenhower warned about has come to be the reality that we all live with today, with now little hope for undoing.

In the speech in question JFK said: “The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.”

I would argue the opposite is true with regard the fact that Americans are “inherently and historically opposed to secret societies”, quite the opposite is true. No other country in the world has as many secret societies and governmental organs than the US. Historically the US was founded on the biggest lie and secret of all: the genocide of the Indians. The American tendency towards keeping nefarious activities and groups “secret” on might say began with the “secret” treaties signed with the Indians, which were just instruments to guarantee their complete and total annihilation and facilitate their complete and total genocide. As is the secret behind the first Thanksgiving.

This foundation of secrecy led to the formation of secret organizations and societies like the Ku Klux Klan (whose only goal is to maintain white supremacy in America) Skull and Bones, and the like. The maintaining of white supremacy through all means possible is so intertwined in American society, business and government that it would be almost impossible to extricate racism from it. This was the first danger JFK posed to the status quo. An apartheid system of segregation is something the citizens of other countries might not understand but it was an integral part of American society which continues in secret yet noticeable ways today but is naturally a taboo topic for discussion.

JFK: “… there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. And no official, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.”

What traditions JFK was referring to is not clear, but one might assume the US Constitution or perhaps the status quo of white supremacy? As for dangers being used to expand the meaning of security to the limits, we see that today, and this is exactly what has taken place, with the events of 9-11 being used as the catalyst. Security has been used as a basis for the Patriot Act and the Orwellian Department of Homeland Security  and the complete stripping away of the Constitutional rights of Americans to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, indefinite illegal imprisonment. extra-judicial execution and total surveillance.

The next part of JFK’s speech deals with the boogeyman threat of the USSR during the Cold War but it is a complete and utter irony that the tables have been completely turned and it is people like me and the VOR, Russian media like RT and outlets like WikiLeaks who attempt to expose the truth of the covert, illegal and secret nature of the nefarious activities of the American people’s own government. How times have changed? JFK’s words now almost exactly depict what the United States has become:

JFK: “For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence – on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.”

The secret and covert means that the US has employed to achieve global domination have included secret treaties, alliances, laws, huge secret spying networks and instruments and everything that has occurred since the War on Terror began. The infiltration and subversion can be seen through the activities of USAID, NGOs and the political manipulation and buying of politicians in almost every country in the world as well as all of the other “efforts” at media, cultural and psychological manipulation. This subversion was most clearly visible in the recent Middle East “revolutions”.

Intimidation is much more clear and stifles free speech, free expression and proper criticism. Again ironic that someone such as I writing for a Russian state media outlet would be one of the few journalists continuously attempting to expose US Government illegality for the American people, whose press can no longer properly carry out the function of the Fourth Estate without facing sanctions, imprisonment and even death.

The epitome of this intimidation is the case of Julian Assange who is trapped in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as well as all of the other information activists and whistleblowers such as Jeremy Hammond, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, who have lost their freedom or faced the full weight of the state for exposing the secrets nefarious activities of the US Government. There is no longer free choice and there is no longer a Constitution in America, those points are widely accepted.

The guerillas by night instead of armies by day quote almost perfectly characterizes the War on Terror and the use of Al-Qaeda (another secret US alliance)and all of the ways that “war” has been fought. Technology of course has made it possible for long-distance remote war to be fought which is an even more nefarious activity and one that JFK would never have even dreamed about.

JFK: “It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”

What would JFK have thought if he had known that one day the above statement would perfectly reflect the US Government? For we have seen that the relationship between all of these institutions with the addition of law enforcement and the prison and healthcare systems, has become almost completely seamless, with the military industrial complex and the bankers controlling everything, even who becomes president.

The Trans Pacific Treaty is a perfect example of how preparations are concealed, war crimes exposed by Bradley Manning are perfect examples of mistakes being buried as are all of the failing of 9-11, the list of silenced dissenters is too long to list here as are the unquestioned expenditures and the secrets that are not published.

The rest of the speech most notably deals with the role of the press and the fact that dissent and discussion are healthy and necessary if a country is to survive. JFK stated that no president should be afraid of criticism or scrutiny but we have seen since Bush became president this has been the opposite and Obama has only expanded on the control of the media and the stifling of dissent and scrutiny. This is clear by the war Bush and then Obama have waged  on Hacktivists, information warriors, truth-seekers and whistleblowers. People who should have been seen as heroes and who exposed illegality have been demonized, marginalized and eliminated in one way or the other since the cover-up of the events of 9-11 and George Bush’s infamous statement: “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists!”

“No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed. Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed, and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment – the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution – not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply give the public what it wants, but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.”

It is a given and accepted fact in 2013 that the mass media is no longer free and that every reporter, writer and commentator must either engage in self-censorship or risk at minimum job or at most life if he dares to question the government or the president.

The role of the media is now even more important and the last words of JFK that I want to recall are the following:

JFK: “And so it is to the printing press – to the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news – that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.”

In my recent research into the events surrounding the assassination of JFK many things began to become clearer. As my readers know I have covered many areas of US Government illegality and written hundreds of articles and interviewed hundreds of people regarding the post 9-11 “War on Terror” paradigm, yet it was the recent research into the JFK assassination, Operation Northwoods and a statement by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower that made things clearer.

Eisenhower said: “A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.”

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

This is exactly what has happened in the US and the events of 9-11 were the final catalyst needed to bring about the complete takeover of all areas of government and society by the military industrial complex.

If we start with the premise that there were members of the US military and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who were actually proponents of a plan like Operation Northwoods, which called for shooting down passenger aircraft and staging terrorists acts on US soil causing massive loss of civilian lives and we look at what happened on 9-11-2001 the correlations are almost to glaring to ignore, even if we want to ignore them. Eisenhower and JFK’s words are like clues to the JFK assassination and 9-11, clues from the grave, and they cannot be ignored if we are to understand the truth behind 9-11 and the JFK assassination.

After years of research, hundreds of interviews and connecting thousands of dots I can only conclude that the events of 9-11 had their roots in the JFK assassination and that behind the scenes the same players are involved. The same secret and all powerful members of the “Global Shadow Government” carried out the events. Andrew Kreig calls them the Puppet Masters, others call them the “Banksters”, the “Globalists” or the “New World Order People”. Whatever the name they are a dynastic power and they are in fact known and discoverable and their chief instruments for maintaining their order and control are the CIA, the NSA, and secret military branches and alliances such as NATO, Special Operations Command and even Al-Qaeda.

The fact that Bush was present in Dallas that fateful day when the young and smiling Kennedy had his life cut short and then became the Director of Central Intelligence are not mere coincidences. The fact that it was JFK who stopped Operation Northwoods and then was assassinated was also not a coincidence. The fact that the architects of Northwoods continued planning and scheming in the background for decades culminating in the events of 9-11 and then achieved positions of power afterwards, the Rumsfelds and Cheneys et. al. is also not a coincidence.

Also of interest is the seamless relationship between the military industrial complex and the US and other governments, highlighted perhaps by the fact that Keith B. Alexander the Director of the National Security Agency was at the meeting of the Shadow Government in 2009 (or better known as the “Bilderberg Group”) along with representatives of countless defense contractors and private intelligence corporations. Companies such Halliburton, XE and KNBR which have grown rich beyond their wildest dreams since 9-11.

Their machine has now spread its tentacles worldwide and in effect has enslaved the people of the world and if you are reading this on the internet you are connected to their network as well. After all the internet was originally thought up as a secret military network.  But what can we do? Is there any hope? According to everyone I have spoken to we are headed into black times but eventually things will get better. The key to it all is truth and the truth must be known and the truth will set us free.

Again the irony that this message of hope and the call for a stand against tyranny is coming from the former USSR must not be missed. I write this with a heavy heart but with hope for the future and hope that through the ultimate tool of control that was to be the internet we be able to end this black age and bring about peace and true accounting and finally respect for international law. For Americans I would hope that through concerted efforts the leaders would once again be forced to uphold their oaths to the Constitution, because it is not just an abstract piece of outdated legislation, but the foundation on which the country they took from the Indians was based.

Jeremy Hammond: U.S. Tyranny, Police State Gone Mad and Failure of the Rule of Law

Jeremy Hammond

Jeremy Hammond  By John Robles, 17 November, 2013 20:34  http://www.jar2.com/Topics/Jeremy_Hammond.html

On November 15, 2013, Loretta A. Preska (born January 7, 1949 in Albany, New York) a Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and a former nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down an extremely harsh sentence to Mr. Jeremy Hammond for being entrapped by a an FBI informant into hacking the Stratfor Global Intelligence e-mails servers, in a case she should have removed herself from due to the fact that her husband works with Stratfor and had some minor personal information revealed (reportedly his e-mail address) in the Stratfor hack.On November 15, 2013, Loretta A. Preska (born January 7, 1949 in Albany, New York) a Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and a former nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down an extremely harsh sentence to Mr. Jeremy Hammond for being entrapped by a an FBI informant into hacking the Stratfor Global Intelligence e-mails servers, in a case she should have removed herself from due to the fact that her husband works with Stratfor and had some minor personal information revealed (reportedly his e-mail address) in the Stratfor hack.

The blowback from the ruling is just beginning to be felt but it promises to be massive with WikiLeaks being one of the first by releasing the rest of the Stratfor e-mails (over 500,000 documents)for which Mr. Hammond has been charged. Hacktivist groups Anononymous, LULZSEC, ANTISEC and others are promising operations and “payback” which will be massive according to members of Anonymous without giving details saying they had already arrived.

The Stratfor e-mails are damning because they show the almost seamless operations of a private corporate intelligence firm with real intelligence agencies and the government. One e-mail details how an Israeli Intelligence informant was targeted for information on Hugo Chavez.

"You have to take control of him. Control means financial, sexual or psychological control... This is intended to start our conversation on your next phase" Stratfor CEO George Friedman told Stratfor analyst Reva Bhalla on 6 December 2011. He was instructing her how to manipulate an Israeli intelligence informant who was passing Stratfor information on the medical condition of the President of Venezuala, Hugo Chavez.

The Stratfor e-mails contain private information about the US Government’s campaign against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and even Stratfor’s own private and illegal attempts to subvert WikiLeaks. According to WIkiLeaks more than 4,000 e-mails mention WikiLeaks or Julian Assange.

WikiLEaks calls the files “the Global Intelligence Files” which expose a global network of informants paid via Swiss banks accounts and pre-paid credit and include covert and overt informants including government employees, embassy staff and journalists around the world.

The Stratfor e-mails show how a private intelligence agency works, and how they target individuals for their corporate and government clients, including PETA and Bhopal activists such as the "Yes Men" for US Dow Chemical. The targets sought redress for the 1984 Dow Chemical/Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, India which killed thousands and injured more than half a million.

The biggest and most damning fact against the government with regard to the Stratfor hack is that it was completely organized and carried out by the FBI using Hector Monsegur (Sabu) and the files were actually stored on FBI servers for two weeks before they were released to WikiLeaks. Meaning the entire release could have been stopped at anytime during the entire process.

Besides the above, the irregularities in the case are so many that it was believed by many that the case should have been thrown out or that Mr. Hammond would be released with time served. Now maybe Americans are beginning to understand that their government has been taken over completely by corporations and their system of justice has failed.

The first failure in the case against Hammond was that he was entrapped. In an any faire and just system police and law enforcement bodies cannot entrap people and convince them to do things that they would not do on their own. Nor would they use criminals to entrap innocent individuals or use their testimony to build cases against innocent individuals.

The FBI informant in this case, who entrapped Mr. Hammond, was an individual named Hector Xavier Monsegur, known by the hacker name SABU. Mr. Monsegur was arrested for hacking into computer systems and stealing credit card and other personal information to enrich himself and caused millions of dollars of harm. That is if we can believe anything the FBI reports. Mr. Monsegur’s crimes make Mr. Hammond’s pale in comparison. Hammond attempted to expose the illegality of a private corporation which performs intelligence functions out of the realm of government control, in many cases illegal monitoring for the government, that due to its private nature, it was able to get away with as it handed the date to the CIA and other agencies.

Hammond was aware that Stratfor was among its illegal activities: monitoring indigenous populations, human rights groups, political activists, protestors and any other “undesirables” for the US Government and just like Bradley Manning he attempted to expose criminality and the inappropriate and illegal relationship between a private, well-connected corporate power enriching itself off the government coffers while performing illegal activities for that very government.

There can be little question that the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York is one of the most questionable in the world and has handled cases that flaunt international law and norms while continually protecting monied and powerful interests in the United States and those of its “special” friends. It is also one of the most powerful in the United States and one that the record has shown rules as it wishes with little regard for the actual rule of law, public opinion and international and national outcry brought about by its actions.

The court has a history of brutal and questionable ruling and due to its protected nature has had little oversight from any of the bodies that are generally supposed to keep the system in check. The court in particular has handled many cases where the rights of the individual have been violated, proper procedures and rights have been trampled on or ignored and outright illegality by law enforcement and prosecuting bodies and individuals have been documented. However the court has a history of always fulfilling the will of the state and prosecutors no matter how egregious its rulings are or how badly the rights of individuals have been violated.

The court has handled many post 9-11 cases involving questionable charges against foreign and US nationals under the Patriot Act and other Draconian US legislation. Here it is important to note that the court has never heard a case or ruled against any entity with regard to the events of 9-11, despite statements by key figures in 9-11 regarding giving orders to “pull” and the total lack of security which allowed the buildings to be blown up as well as widespread evidence of a cover up and inside involvement. This includes allowing suspected Mossad agents and other suspected perpetrators to leave the country and escape prosecution.

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has prosecuted questionable international cases such as the Victor Bout case, where a Russian citizen was illegally kidnapped and taken to the United States as well as being entrapped for the crime of “possibly intending to help someone else commit a crime against the US”.

Other questionable cases include the kidnapping and illegal prosecution of another Russian as well, Constantin Yaroshenko, who was also entrapped by a questionable informant and illegally recorded. Him and Mr. Bout were pilots and there is evidence that they both had some inside knowledge through their professional activities regarding the events of 9-11.

This prosecution of someone with knowledge of 9-11 is completely true in the case of Susan Lindauer, who was a CIA asset and attempted to stop the invasion of Iraq. Her treatment by the court and Judge Preska in particular included Preska attempting to chemically lobotomize Lindauer and calling her mentally incompetent to stand trial. This was due to Lindauer’s inside knowledge of the events of 9-11 gained through her work as a peace negotiator between US targets Yemen, Iraq, Libya and Malaysia and her work with the CIA.

Other Preska prosecutions include that of Abduwali Muse a Somali pirate who was illegally renditioned to the United States and subject to a show trial and to whom she gave 33 years.

She also ruled in the case of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailiani one of those illegally held at Guantanamo in the first civilian case against an illegally held and tortured Guantanamo detainee.

Lastly and most importantly here is the fact that she ruled in the case of Hector Monsegur (Sabu), in effect letting his financial and other crimes be ignored in order to persecute a peace activist (Hammond).

The cases Preska has ruled over, the sentences she has handed down, the fact that she habitually refuses to take into account evidence that should either free or exonerate suspects and in the case of Hammond, the fact that she refused to recuse herself from the case, above all, when there was clearly a conflict of interests (her ruling over Sabu and her husband’s ties to Stratfor) paint a picture of a judge above the law, who is in fact a law unto herself and her interests, and one who operates with complete impunity as she has made herself not only above the law, but the only law.

Given her own track record for ignoring the law it was particularly painful to hear that she stated: “Hammond has shown a total lack of respect for the law,” and also, “… there is a desperate need to promote respect for the law," she said, as well as a "need for adequate public deterrence." Had her court any respect for the law they would have let Hammond go. He was entrapped. As for deterrence, yes, they are trying to terrorize anyone who would dare expose illegality, because that is what Hammond was guilty of.

Hammond was able to finally speak out and stated: "Those in power do not want the truth exposed. …the injustice I fought against cannot be cured by reform, but by civil disobedience and direct action. The acts of civil disobedience and direct action that I am being sentenced for today are in line with the principles of community and equality that have guided my life, I hacked into dozens of high profile corporations and government institutions, understanding very clearly that what I was doing was against the law. But I felt that I had an obligation to use my skills to expose and confront injustice and to bring the truth to light. I tried everything from voting, petitions, and peaceful protests to expose the truth. I believe sometimes laws must be broken to exact change.”

Hammond is clearly a prisoner of conscience and the reverberations are beginning worldwide and will no doubt be major before it is all over.

Obama Attempting to Ram Through Unconstitutional Secret Treaty

Obama attempting to ram through unconstitutional secret treaty

By John Robles, 14 November, 2013 11:34   http://www.jar2.com/Topics/SOPA_TPP_NWO.html

WikiLeaks has released part of a larger document concerning a new economic treaty that is alarming in its scope and implications and according to WikiLeaks is the largest economic treaty in history. The secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is an instrument that will radically strip away rights and seek to completely control almost every area that is of interest to the large corporations that are going to be the main beneficiaries. The closeness with which US President Obama is working with the corporate interests behind the treaty to ram it through the US Congress with almost no debate or chance for oversight is egregious in itself and further shows just how closely connected corporations like Chevron, Halliburton and Monsanto are with the US Government. Such a document proves without a shadow of a doubt that the US Government has been annexed by huge corporations and the lines between monied interests and the government that was supposed to serve the people have all but disappeared.

If there was ever a time for Americans to stand up and take their country and their government back from the corporations this is it, because once this treaty is passed with all of its global implications the common people in countries that will be controlled by it will be just an inch away from becoming slaves of the state and the corporations.

Countries that sign it also need to beware because one the treaty is sign they will have effectively given up a very large and significant part of their sovereignty to the United States.

WikiLeaks Press Release:

Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world's GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents. Significantly, the released text includes the negotiation positions and disagreements between all 12 prospective member states.

The TPP is the forerunner to the equally secret US-EU pact TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), for which President Obama initiated US-EU negotiations in January 2013. Together, the TPP and TTIP will cover more than 60 per cent of global GDP. Both pacts exclude China.

Since the beginning of the TPP negotiations, the process of drafting and negotiating the treaty's chapters has been shrouded in an unprecedented level of secrecy. Access to drafts of the TPP chapters is shielded from the general public. Members of the US Congress are only able to view selected portions of treaty-related documents in highly restrictive conditions and under strict supervision. It has been previously revealed that only three individuals in each TPP nation have access to the full text of the agreement, while 600 'trade advisers' – lobbyists guarding the interests of large US corporations such as Chevron, Halliburton, Monsanto and Walmart – are granted privileged access to crucial sections of the treaty text.

The TPP negotiations are currently at a critical stage. The Obama administration is preparing to fast-track the TPP treaty in a manner that will prevent the US Congress from discussing or amending any parts of the treaty. Numerous TPP heads of state and senior government figures, including President Obama, have declared their intention to sign and ratify the TPP before the end of 2013.

WikiLeaks' Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange stated: "The US administration is aggressively pushing the TPP through the US legislative process on the sly." The advanced draft of the Intellectual Property Rights Chapter, published by WikiLeaks on 13 November 2013, provides the public with the fullest opportunity so far to familiarise themselves with the details and implications of the TPP.

The 95-page, 30,000-word IP Chapter lays out provisions for instituting a far-reaching, transnational legal and enforcement regime, modifying or replacing existing laws in TPP member states. The Chapter's subsections include agreements relating to patents (who may produce goods or drugs), copyright (who may transmit information), trademarks (who may describe information or goods as authentic) and industrial design.

The longest section of the Chapter – 'Enforcement' – is devoted to detailing new policing measures, with far-reaching implications for individual rights, civil liberties, publishers, internet service providers and internet privacy, as well as for the creative, intellectual, biological and environmental commons. Particular measures proposed include supranational litigation tribunals to which sovereign national courts are expected to defer, but which have no human rights safeguards. The TPP IP Chapter states that these courts can conduct hearings with secret evidence. The IP Chapter also replicates many of the surveillance and enforcement provisions from the shelved SOPA and ACTA treaties.

The consolidated text obtained by WikiLeaks after the 26-30 August 2013 TPP meeting in Brunei – unlike any other TPP-related documents previously released to the public – contains annotations detailing each country's positions on the issues under negotiation. Julian Assange emphasises that a "cringingly obsequious" Australia is the nation most likely to support the hardline position of US negotiators against other countries, while states including Vietnam, Chile and Malaysia are more likely to be in opposition. Numerous key Pacific Rim and nearby nations – including Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and, most significantly, Russia and China – have not been involved in the drafting of the treaty.

In the words of WikiLeaks' Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange, "If instituted, the TPP's IP regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons. If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you're ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs."

Current TPP negotiation member states are the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei.

A final step to Corporate Fascism

With the US debt at over $200 trillion dollars and their grasp on control slipping, Obama and the corporations that have taken over the US Government are attempting to do anything they can to cling to power and enslave the populace.

The fact that the heads of the governments who are a party to the TPP, would attempt to sign such an all encompassing treaty without the knowledge of their respective governments and their people is a something unheard of an unprecedented in history.

The complete lack of interest in the peoples of their countries and the readiness which the parties are set to effectively give up their sovereignty to the United States should have the populace taking to the streets, which is why the treaty is being done in secret.

One has to ask some serious questions here such as: What kind of country or government attempts to sign all encompassing treaties with other governments in secret? And when did the corporations become our owners and the owners of our governments and constitutons?

More calls for Crimes Against Humanity charges against Obama

13 November 2013, 12:48    http://www.jar2.com/Topics/US_International_Crimes.html

Crimes Against Humanity related charges have been filed against US President Barrack Hussein Obama at the International Criminal Court in the Hague by a group of Egyptian lawyers according to multiple media sources in Egypt and worldwide. The Egyptian efforts are part of mounting international calls to finally bring the American President to account for egregious violations of international laws and conventions.

The new charges emanating from Egypt stem from direct US backing by Obama and the US of the MI-6 created Muslim Brotherhood during the violent June 30th Revolution which removed Muslim Brotherhood President and US puppet Mohammed Morsi from power.

US educated Morsi, who has a long history of involvement with US and Western special services was already in prison facing treason charges when he was freed and catapulted to the post of President of Egypt as the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood which like the similarly western created Al-Qaeda, many in the Islamic world classify as an extremist Islamic organization and even a terrorist group.

The charges against Obama are not new but they are serious enough that this time something may stick. We recall that recently, due to the egregious actions of Obama and the way the US defied international norms flaunting their impunity by interfering in the flights of presidential aircraft, that charges were filed at the ICC by Bolivian President Evo Morales accusing Obama of Crimes Against Humanity.

For any rational thinking person it is clear that there had to be a point when US impunity in the execution of their unilateral endless "Global War on Terror" has to be brought under control and put a stop to. Now that point may have been reached. US President and "Drone Executioner in Chief" Barrack Hussein Obama may be finally seeing his days of "Terror Tuesdays" and continued meddling in the Middle East come to an end.

Recently not only have Bolivian President Evo Morales and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro broached the subject of finally reigning in and holding the imperialist "sole world super-power" and its leader to account, threatening charges at the ICC, but an increasing number of bodies and world leaders are also taking the view that US illegality and war crimes have to end.

Before the United Nations President Morales called Obama "a criminal who willingly violates international law", called for a "Tribunal of the People" to be formed to prosecute Obama, said that he did not feel safe in the United States and claimed that the US harbors terrorists.

With the ongoing revelations of US involvement with groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda, who the US was funding and arming to overthrow the Government of President Bashar Al-Assad in Syria and daily revelations about the way the US overthrew the Libyan Government, waged war on Iraq and Afghanistan and continues dozens of illegal practices around the world including black sites, the illegal extra-judicial prison at Guantanamo, their drone execution program and the massive spying on the nations of the world, the chances of Obama being brought to account are beginning to look like a possibility that no one would have dreamt about just a few years ago when he was the Nobel Peace Prize winning president of "hope" and "change".

Recently opinions and reports were issued by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the UN Special Rapporteur on Protecting Human Rights while Countering Terrorism and the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions all accusing Obama and his administration of War Crimes.

There are still the questions of Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes Against Peace and other international crimes almost too many to list, brought about by the aggressive acts of war by the US against Afghanistan and Iraq and related to the operation of the illegal torture prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

I have personally been documenting and have interviewed hundreds of people on these issues for years and the picture is damning. Thanks to President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Government's insistence on following the rule of law regarding what was to have been the latest invasion by the US against Syria, it is possible that even though the US has concrete plans in place to invade the Hague and the Netherlands if any US official is brought before the tribunal, Obama and the architects of the "Endless War on Terror" may be forced to account for their crimes.

ICC Complaint Against Obama

The complaint cites Article 7 of the ICC covering Crimes Against Humanity which read as follow:

1. For the purpose of this Statute, "crime against humanity" means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

(a) Murder;

(b) Extermination;

(c) Enslavement;

(d) Deportation or forcible transfer of population;

(e) Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law;

(f) Torture;

(g) Rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity;

(h) Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court;

(i) Enforced disappearance of persons;

(j) The crime of apartheid;

(k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental