Freitag, 1. Januar 2010

Iraq 'to Appeal Blackwater Verdict'

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/01/01-6

Iraq to Support Blackwater Lawsuit in US Courts
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/01/04-1

Blackwater and the Khost Bombing: Is the CIA Deceiving Congress?
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/01/06-9

Discerning the CIA's (and Blackwater/Xe's) Role in Afghanistan
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/01/06

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Murder For Hire: CIA Reportedly Ordered Blackwater To Murder 9/11 Suspect

By Diana Sweet

In 2004, the CIA sent a team from the private security firm Blackwater, now Xe, to Hamburg to kill an alleged al Qaeda financier who was investigated for years by German authorities on suspicion of links to al Qaeda, according to a little-highlighted element in a Vanity Fair article to be published this month.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24334.htm

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Old Blackwater keeps on rollin’

AntiWar.Com
by Jeff Huber

01/07/10

You know about those five Blackwater guards who shot up 17 Iraqis in Sept. 2007 for no apparent reason and who recently got their case dismissed by a federal judge on a technicality? Well, the U.S, prosecutors knew their case would go down like the Hindenburg from the get go. (Blackwater has officially changed its name to ‘Xe’ but everybody still calls it ‘Blackwater,’ so we will too.) The prosecutors based their case on statements the Blackwater guards had made in an initial report on the massacre. As government contractors, the guards were required to make those statements. The Constitution protects defendants from having to testify against themselves, so the statements in the required report couldn’t be used in a prosecution. But the prosecution built its case around the statements anyway. … One can’t help but wonder if the prosecutors failed to apply common sense on purpose...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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American Mantra: Free Market Capitalism and Obama

By Peter Phillips

Free Market Capitalism remains the the dominant American ideological truth. The decline of communism opened the door for unrepentant free marketers to boldly espouse market competition as the final solution for global harmony. According to the American mantra, if given the opportunity to freely develop, the marketplace will solve all evils. We will enjoy economic expansion, individual freedom, and unlimited bliss by fully deregulating and privatizing society’s socio-economic institutions.

The selection of Obama as the U.S. President placed into power the party of the trilateralist wing of the American corporate elite. Obama’s business/government revolving-door cabinet is comprised of just as many corporate CEO’s and business elites as any presidency in recent history. This new government elite will continue the work to see that the American mantra remains safe, globalized, and unchallenged.

Pesky socialist or nationalist leaning governments will be undermined, pressured into compliance or even invaded if they dare to resist the American mantra. The full force of U.S. dominated global institutions: WTO, World Bank, IMF, NAFTA, will focus on maximizing free market circumstances and corporate access to every region of the world.

Economic safety nets, environmental regulations, labor unions, human rights, become second place to the free flow of capital and investments. Indigenous resisters face overt repression, disappearance, or imprisonment by governments fully armed and supported by the American dominated New World Order.

So what is the underlying rationale for this American mantra? Are its dogmatic beliefs based on specific socio-economic facts? Are free market forces clearly the best mechanism for human betterment? Do these mechanisms work cross-culturally and are they efficient under all circumstances?

A closer examination of the American mantra reveals that “free market” essentially means constant international U.S. government intervention on behalf of American corporations. A public-private partnership that utilizes U.S. embassies, the CIA, FBI, NSA, U.S. Military, Homeland Security, Department of Commerce, USAID, and every other U.S government institution to protect, sustain, and directly support our vital interest —U.S. business.

American mantra institutions push market deregulation that transforms foreign economies for the benefit of U.S. businesses. Post-NAFTA Mexicans are now importing U.S. grown corn for their tortillas, as millions of formally subsidized peasant farmers leave the land to seek minimum wage work in the cities of United States. Los Angeles has become the center for new American sweatshops, as “illegals” compete for poverty jobs, citizens cannot afford to accept.

Government-assisted foreign market penetration by U.S firms often results in the buying out of successful indigenous companies and the competitive overwhelm of others. This situation leaves U.S. multinationals in dominate positions in foreign domestic markets and creates win-fall profit taking opportunities.

The free market mantra carries with it shock treatment policies of lowering public expectations, forced austerity measures, and dismantled human services. A privately run water system is deemed superior to a public system because the profit motive will create maximum efficiency. Yet there is absolutely no research that systematically compares public verses private efficiency levels, only the dogmatic assertion that this is so.

The American mantra affects the U.S. population as well. Poverty and unemployment are rising, the working poor expanding and homelessness one pay check away for many.

It is time to re-examine the American mantra and speak for global humanity. We must establish business socio-economic accountability standards and reacquaint our government with its responsibility for maintaining the common good.

Peter Phillips is a professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and President of Media Freedom Foundation.

http://dailycensored.com/2009/12/31/american-mantra-free-market-capitalism-and-obama/



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Obama Executive Order Stokes Martial Law Fears

Executive Order 12425
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Obama Executive Order Stokes Martial Law Fears

Some warn order could lead to "end of United States as a Republic"

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

An Obama executive order that creates a council of state governors who will work with the feds to expand military involvement in domestic security has stoked fears that the administration is stepping up preparations for martial law.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-executive-order-stokes-martial-law-fears.html

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Obama Signs Martial Law Executive Order
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WORLD DEPOPULATION IS TOP NSA AGENDA: CLUB OF ROME
http://groups.google.de/group/freepage-news/t/aa2cd18a1c587f53?hl=en

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All the Reich Moves
http://www.lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w126.html

Obama and the Global Police: More Friendly Fascism?
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/whitehead7.1.1.html

Obama's Garrison State
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/burghardt4.1.1.html

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New Obama Executive Order Angers US Constitutionalists

by NWV News

While the mainstream media covers most legislation being debated on the floors of both houses of the US Congress, it is the presidential executive orders that are implemented with enormous impact on the lives of American citizens that should be exposed. For example, this past week, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order thereby creating a Council of Governors to create a working relationship between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect the United States against all types......

http://www.newswithviews.com/NWV-News/news183.htm



Obama Establishes "Council Of Governors"

by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

We can survive hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, looters and thugs, blackouts, and even Muslim terrorists. What we cannot survive--at least not without great cost and effort--is tyranny at the hands of our own government. In this regard, our greatest threat is not foreign terrorists or natural disasters; our greatest threat is Washington, D.C.........

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Council Of Governors Takes Shape

by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

As I have already written, the creation of a CG should be of serious concern to all liberty loving Americans. That more of us are not as concerned as we should be can be traced to the mistaken belief that the American people have nothing to fear from an overreaching federal government. This is pure folly! As I have said many times, we have far more to fear from Washington, D.C., than from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, or any other potential terrorist state.........

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