Donnerstag, 12. März 2009

Guantanamo's Faceless Victims

Karen Greenberg, The Guardian UK: "When Binyam Mohamed set foot last week onto British soil after seven excruciating years of imprisonment in Pakistan, Morocco and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he left the airport with his hand shielding his eyes, obscuring the rest of his features as well. The facelessness of Mohamed is but a reminder of the overall facelessness of the detainees in US custody."

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Freddie Mac Seeks $30.8 Billion in US Aid After Fourth Quarter Loss

Alan Zibel, The Associated Press: "Freddie Mac, facing mounting damage from the US housing crisis, said Wednesday it will ask the government for nearly $31 billion in additional aid after posting a gargantuan loss of more than $50 billion last year."

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Seymour Hersh Describes "Executive Assassination Ring"

Eric Black, MinnPost.com: "At a 'Great Conversations' event at the University of Minnesota last night, legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh may have made a little more news than he intended by talking about new alleged instances of domestic spying by the CIA, and about an ongoing covert military operation that he called an 'executive assassination ring.'"

//www.truthout.org/031209J

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Exposed: Cheney Assassination Squads

By Eric Black

MSNBC reported that Seymour Hersh has uncovered evidence that Vice President Cheney operated secret assassination squads out of the White House by using military personnel without the knowledge of the CIA.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article22194.htm



Cheney supervised 'assassination ring'?

Seymour Hersh says an 'executive assassination ring' in the US military was in direct contact with the Bush administration's second-in-command.

//www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=88339&sectionid=3510203



Secret US Forces Carried Out Assassinations in a Dozen Counties

By Seymour Hersh

"They've been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or to the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving".

//informationclearinghouse.info/article22325.htm



Children Of Darkness - Killing 'Them'

Media Lens

Enemies of the West are killing people, and enemies of the West are currently labelled "al-Qaeda".

//informationclearinghouse.info/article22324.htm


From Information Clearing House

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Cheney "Assassination Unit" Still Active Under Obama, Including Domestically

Joint Special Operations Command comprises Delta Force personnel that have killed U.S. citizens and acted in support of Obama's expanded war in Pakistan

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Saturday, March 14, 2009

Revelations that a political assassination unit which reported solely to Dick Cheney was in operation during the Bush administration are absent the fact that the unit in question, the Joint Special Operations Command, has been active for decades, has been deployed domestically in the U.S., has killed U.S. citizens, and is an integral part of Barack Obama’s expanded wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Kucinich Calls For Congressional Investigation Into Cheney “Assassination Unit”

Congressman says Hersh claims should be subject of formal probe

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
Monday, March 16, 2009

Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has called for a formal Congressional probe into allegations by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh that former Vice-President Dick Cheney had his own SS-style political assassination unit.

//infowars.net/articles/march2009/160309Kucinich.htm

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Cheney's Mission Accomplished
//www.commondreams.org/view/2009/03/17-2

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Investigate Cheney's Personal Assassination Ring

Remember when former Vice President used to claim that he constituted a peculiar fourth branch of government unto himself, claiming executive privilege as part of the executive branch, while with the next breath refusing to obey executive branch record keeping laws? Now we beginning to find out what that fourth branch of government actually was . . . his own private worldwide assassination ring. Somehow we don't recall the U.S. Constitution providing for such a fourth co-equal branch of our government.

Even those who argue that the president has the power as "commander in chief" to commit war crimes with impunity, do not argue that the Vice President should be able to order operate his own war crimes franchise independent of the president. And yet, according to Seymour Hersh, a most reliable source, that is exactly what took place. Cheney was running his own personal assassination squad, reporting directly to himself.

Action Page: //www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum944.php

Is there no level of treason outrageous enough to get one of the other two branches of government to confront these crimes against the Constitution? The justice department must immediately appoint a special prosecutor. Failing that, Congress must launch its own investigation, as called for by the always heroic Dennis Kucinich, to get to the bottom of this. Please submit this action page to speak out to them all.

We are doing alerts on many other issues as you all know. For example, continuing to press for single payer health care which the overwhelming majority favor if asked, and to derail proposals that would actually harm the safety of our food supply even more, while we work on our own positive alternatives. But the staggering criminality of the previous administration cannot be swept under the rug without endorsing even worse abuses for the future, so we must stay on that as well.

One need only observe how quickly Congress can move when there is real public outrage, like over the AIG bonus scandal, to realize that all we need to do is speak out in sufficient numbers to instantly have any policy change we want. We did not even have to do an alert on that one. They say these were "retention" bonuses. We happen to think the kind of retention those recipients deserve is arrest and incarceration, for fraud on a scale that dwarfs even Madoff.

This is just a way of saying the purpose of this resource has always been to encourage more people to speak out more often. When we are most successful in doing that, we DO have policy victories. All we have to do to achieve more such victories is to believe that our voices really can have an impact, and to act on that belief.

From time to time we will get an email from someone including language like "they'll never listen to us" or something equally defeatist as that. What we must understand is that we have only one real enemy, our OWN defeatism, for that is all that stands between us and generating policy moving numbers with every alert. Those evil forces that work against the people's interest DEPEND on such voices of despair and resignation to do most of their dirty work for them.

So let us take advantage of every possible opportunity to speak out. We created this resource so that with one click you can register your voice with all your members of Congress and other pressure points at the same time. The more you use the resource the more we will win. And we WILL win more and more.

We are working to pack up the next bulk shipment of the new "Convict Dick & W" caps to go out by the end of the week, so if you have not requested yours yet, you can use this link, and we'll get it out to you as fast as we can.

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Thank you for your participation.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.


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Row grows over Lyme mast

11:11am Thursday 12th March 2009

By Adrianne Maslen

RESIDENTS living near the site for a proposed new phone mast are fearful of the health risks involved and the blight it could have on the landscape.

Mobile phone company Telefónica O2 wants to put a radio base station on land surrounding St Georges House in Lyme Regis Industrial Estate.

The mast would be 20 metres high (66 feet) with associated equipment on the ground.

It would be located on a piece of derelict land owned by West Dorset District Council, which would also determine the mobile phone company’s planning application. A council spokeswoman said: “We would like to stress the issue of ownership has nothing to do with the determination of the application.”

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Now you own it, Mr. President

Reason
by David Harsanyi

03/11/09

There are few things more satisfying than unloading your righteous rage on one of those insatiably greedy Wall Street bankers. We have Gordon Gekko to blame. Barack Obama has George W. Bush. So while the president is busy radically centralizing the nation’s economy, he, in a superbly eloquent and inspirational pitch, always reminds us that nothing is his fault. If Washington had a buck to spare, it still wouldn’t stop at the top. But let’s, for the sake of argument, concede that presidents trigger recessions. Well, then, we also must concede that nearly every initiative enacted in the first 50 days by the Obama administration has exacerbated what Bush started...

//www.reason.com/news/show/132178.html



Hazardous conditions

Rational Review
by Michelle L

03/11/09

‘The money will always be there? We can’t run out of money?’ Surely this is mere hyperbole, right? I mean, even the government can’t sincerely believe that money is some sort of infinite resource, right? Perhaps not...

//www.rationalreview.com/content/60165


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Schäuble kritisiert das Bundesverfassungsgericht

Immer, wenn ich was klaue, bekomme ich Haue

Bundesinnenminister Schäuble kritisiert im Interview mit der FAZ das Bundesverfassungsgericht. Er fühlt sich zu stark in seiner Arbeit behindert.

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Die Gesundheitskarte soll durchgedrückt werden, obgleich weiter Sicherheitsmängel bestehen

Der Euro muss jetzt rollen

Die Gesundheitskarte soll durchgedrückt werden, obgleich weiter Sicherheitsmängel bestehen und die Patientendaten bei Kriminellen begehrt sind.

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Was die Landesbanken so mit den Steuergeldern anstellen, die ihnen hinterher geworfen werden

Höchste Umweltstandards

Steinbrücks Ölkatastrophe im Regenwald - oder: Was die Landesbanken so mit den Steuergeldern anstellen, die ihnen hinterher geworfen werden.

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"Wir hacken Ihnen den Link von Ihrer Seite weg"

NRW-Landesministerium beanstandet Veröffentlichung von internen Dokumenten durch das Erwerbslosenforum.

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Can Congress Save Obama From Afghan Quagmire?

Robert Naiman, Truthout: "A progressive presidency is a terrible thing to waste. It only comes around once every so often. Wouldn't it be a shame if Americans' hopes for the Obama administration were squandered in Afghanistan?"

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Banken spielen weiter verrückt

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Cell phone health concerns continue to spread

March 10, 2009 by Mi Kai Lee

A court in France has ordered the dismantling of a cell phone mast based on the ‘precautionary principle’ because there is insufficient proof that cell phones are harmless. The suit was initiated by residents in the vicinity of the tower against cell phone company Bouygues Telecom. Following the judgements of the Nanterre TGI (District Court) and the Versailles Appeal Court Bouygues Telecom began dismantling its phone mast in the early morning of March 6, 2009.

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Informant: Martin Weatherall

Indict Geithner

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The Drug War vs. American Civilization

//www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory180.html

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The drug war: An old mission for the Pentagon

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger

03/11/09

As the Berlin Wall came crashing down, the Pentagon was desperately in search of a mission. Given the demise of the Soviet Union, which had been the excuse for an ever-growing military-industrial complex for decades, the talk of a ‘peace dividend’ was in the air. ‘What do we need all that military spending for if the communist threat is now nonexistent?’ people were asking. Wait a minute, cried the Pentagon. We can still find something to do. Just don’t cut our budget...

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The Greatest Financial Scandal in American History

//www.lewrockwell.com/cummings/cummings60.html

Our World is Broken
//www.lewrockwell.com/bonner/bonner369.html

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Grand illusion: The Federal Reserve

Financial Sense
by James Quinn

03/11/09

The whole world is in a state of complete confusion. Americans are coming to the realization that their lives have been a grand illusion. You thought your neighbor had it made. They were driving a Mercedes, spent $40,000 on a new kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, sent their kids to private school, had a second home at the shore, and took exotic vacations all over the world. Now their house is in foreclosure and you are paying to bail them out. The anger and outrage in the country is at the highest level since the Vietnam War. The American public is being misled by government officials, politicians, and the Federal Reserve regarding the causes of this crisis and the solutions needed to solve our economic tribulations. The average American does not know much about the Federal Reserve. The government and the Federal Reserve prefer to operate in the shadows. If the American public understood what their policies have done to their lives, they would be rioting in the streets...

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The Martial Law Mind-Set

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The Economics of Depression

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