Thursday, November 17, 2011

Threat by the US/Israel/UK on Iran


The American people are the only ones that can stop this now

Pakalert Press
11/16/2011

For many years we have seen the US and Israel participating in military exercises with a particular focus on countering simulated attacks by ballistic, medium-range and short-range missiles and rockets by Iran on Israel.

    What is ironic about these exercises is the fact that Iran has not made any threats towards Israel in this regard but rather that it will defend itself and take retaliatory measures should Israel carryout an act of war in attacking its facilities.

As part of this build up the US Military has more than doubled its stockpile of weapons in Israel which it states “Israel can use.” One would assume that just like the preparation in the build up to the Lebanon Crisis in 2006 and pre Cast Lead in 2008 that this is a very clear indication that both the US and Israel are preparing for a strike on the nuclear facilities in Iran. The US Navy already has a significant naval force in the Gulf, Eastern Mediterranean, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf and can use a variety of weapons that can be launched from both ships, submarines and aircraft carriers. We have also seen a deployment of Israeli Naval Vessels into the region (including submarines) as well as the existence of Royal Naval Vessels and Submarines

     In order for the Israeli Navy to position to such a location it requires the permission of the Gulf States to enter their waters. One cannot fully understand how these Islamic States could allow Israeli vessels to transit their zone with the intention of carrying out an attack on another Islamic country (Iran) or in fact any other Islamic country.

    It was no suprise to see these same states turn their back on Lebanon, Gaza-Palestine, Libya and now Syria. We currently see Egypt, that was supposed to experience democracy, still being run in a most uncertain way and obviously waiting to install a US/Israel friendly government.
 
Israel bomb inside U.S. B-2





 How it is carried inside the bomb bay of the B2 (this is demonstration and testing facility)

What I find amazing is that the UN and the world looks on without saying a word knowing that this action will probably take place as soon as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) is ready for operational use (which it is). The Pentagon has been applying extreme pressure on Boeing to bring forward the development and testing of this massive bomb, almost two years ahead of intended operations. It may also be the US intention to make use of the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) which was intended for use in Iraq/Afghanistan and currently sitting around………you know the US/UK/Israel love to use up their “Dirty Bombs” (especially those with Depleted Uranium) or to test their latest technology in the fields of conflict.

    These types of weapons can be dropped from the back of a C130 (Hercules) aircraft but in doing so makes the C130 and easy target…….this is why the US will have to provide a Stealth Bomber if such weapons are going to be used against Iran.

    I might add that the NPT does not cover small nuclear bombs and therefore any “Nuke” (with a dial up value of up to 5kt) has/will/can be used to be more effective.  It is believed one was used in Iraq, southeast of Basra and close to the Iranian border and that some were used in the Tora Bora Mountains in Afghanistan to smoke out the non existant Bin Laden and Al Queda……that batch actually started off an earthquake at the time. These weapons were flown from US Carriers that were operating in the Arabian Sea at the time.

There are a multitude of other weapons that Israel can use………it has available for usage anything from the US massive stock-pile in Israel and naturally its own depleted uranium weapons and many other “Dirty Bombs”…….What I find so interesting was that previously any weapon leaving the US had to be passed via Congress with a formal “Transmittal Notice”……..this no longer applies as Obama has now found a way to allow the US Military to establish an offshore military out station and then do a simple internal transfer of it’s hardware and weapons from the US to wherever.

    The Israeli Naval warships and submarines (although small in number ) are all equipped with missiles but do not pose a significant threat owing to the numbers involved….one would assume they would form part of a multi-national task force in order to become effective ie US/UK or NATO.

    As I have pointed out Israel does not have the capability to carry out such an attack alone as it lacks the bombs listed above, means of delivery and the range etc……..this will certainly be a “Joint Venture” between Israel, US, UK and possibly other NATO partners……..this also means that warships and submarines from all of the above countries would participate. The Israeli Navy does have warships and submarines that can fire Cruise Missiles (both nuclear and depleted uranium).

 Israeli submarine:  Made in Germany
So let’s now look at the complications associated with a possible strike on Iran and what Israel and partners could expect back in return.

It is my understand that this is not just a simple action, to take out nuclear facilities, but rather an extremely dangerous situation that could not only lead to a major action or war but also cause catastrophic radiation contamination of the entire Middle East, Asia, SE Asia, Europe and the World. I will cover the environmental aspects towards the end of this article.

    The implications certainly could lead to WW3 based simply on the fact that NATO stance is ”An attack on any military facility, oil/gas facility, pipeline or any other commercial entity is an attack on all” …needless to say that even if Israel/US/UK fire the first salvo this would be an act of war and thus Iran would respond…….the response would then possibly involved striking selective targets in Israel and possibly US/UK or NATO overseas facilities…..this would then be turned by the US into an attack on NATO and or a partner with consequences that are beyond imagination.

    So lets again look at this very dangerous and complicated military scenario that is starting to unfold and fully understand who has to be involved in carrying out such an attack and the risks associated with its implementation.

    First of all this type of operation is pushing the safety envelope of the Israeli Air Force to its maximum and can only be achieved with the involvement of the US Military. None of the existing IAF aircraft can make such a long range flight without transiting other Islamic States, stopping for fuel or in having in flight refueling provided by the US. The massive US fed munitions stockpile currently in Israel would be utilized by the IAF and they would have to take maximum weapons payload with minimum fuel. This mission would test both aircraft and their crews to the maximum with the main purpose of delivering their deadly payload to target and with no room to detour or carry out a defensive role if attacked by any Iranian aircraft. It would clearly mean that some of the Israeli aircraft would not return as a result of this high risk operation.


The Israeli Air Force desperately want The F22 Raptor to replace the F-15′s (above) but at a cost. I found this historical statement ”The IAF would be happy to equip itself with 24 F-22s, but the problem at this time is the US refusal to sell the aircraft, and its $200 million price tag.”

    As it stands the Israeli Airforce have to cope with their gas guzzling F-15′s for the time being and hope that the US.UK or NATO can assist them to pull off this risky mission.

    The fleet at the moment consists of F-15E (attack), F-15 and F16 (fighter) and an array of patrol aircraft and transport aircraft (including the C130). They have B707 (tanker) and an array of helicopters – Sea Stallion – Attack Helicopters etc and not forgetting their heavy dependency on unmanned drones for spying and firing hell-fire missiles.
 
The weapons stockpiled by the US in Israel contain weapons with uranium components such as “Bunker Buster”, JDAM bombs, Cruise Missiles, Hellfire Missile etc and the combination of such weapons hitting a nuclear facility would lead to terrible consequences in the Middle East. Then we have the question of the MOP which is specifically being tested for use in Iran and possibly the MOAB. These bomsb have the potential to not only call catastrophic damage but also has the ability to wipe out the electricity grid system and all communication. They are also very capable in setting off earthquakes in the region. All of the above weapons in that context could be classified as WMD’s and are totally indiscriminate in their application and thus are in breach of the Geneva Convention as well as breaching many other international laws. Any weapon of this size when it enters the earth crust sends huge shockwaves deep into the earth and should this be in an area of existing rifts the resultant aftermath is self explanatory. Iran sits on top of such an active area.

    It is also my belief that whilst Israel and the US are on a war footing with Iran that they may also possibly carry out strikes on Gaza/Palestine, Lebanon and Syria in order to subdue any backlash from such an attack. As with all conflicts the whole purpose is to divide and conquer and Israel is right in the middle of a very unstable area. Should they choose to carry out such action I am sure this could well see the end of Israel.


Potential Israeli Missile Strike of Iranian Nuclear Facilities

Needless to say that in the unfortunate event that this attack by Israel/US/UK takes place, we can expect counter supportive attacks on Israel from Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.

    The environmental aspect of such an attack will create a catastrophic fallout that will initially consume the entire Middle East within 4 days – from Turkey – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India and from North of the Caspian Sea to the Gulf of Aden. Armenia – Georgia – Azerbaijan – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan -Tajikistan – Kyrgyzstan – China – Nepal – Syria – Iraq – Kuwait – Saudi Arabia – Bahrain – Lebanon – Israel – Palestine – Jordan – Egypt – Qatar – UAE – Oman – Yemen. Not one country in the Middle East will be spared. The contamination will then cover all of the areas well within one month.

    It is interesting to note that when the US, UK, France and NATO commenced blasting Libya the radioactive contamination spread across Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, Portugal and then headed out over mid Atlantic whereby it did a 180 degree turn and headed back over the UK and EU…….such is the curse of Depleted Uranium which does not recognize any international borders.

    I spoke with an ex Iraqi Special Forces guy who had lost a leg to a land mine and the other remaining leg was badly injured resulting in mutiple operations…….he can never return to his homeland, even if he wanted too, because he worked with Americans………I was shocked as to how patriotic he was towards the US and UK…….my attempt to explain to him what we have done to his country and how we are now raping it was beyond his comprehension…….it was only when I explained the genetical damage to his country that he started to better understand where I was coming from….especially the fact that no women in the city of Fallujah or Basra can safely have a child now.

    I met many such people during my travels in Iraq and also with many displaced people in Amman, Jordan. many of whom can never return or see their families again. Many had been tortured or members of their families assassinated.

I frequently discuss the issue of the so called US Military withdrawal from Iraq….which is another con because they have now replaced them with around 100,000 private security guys (who in some cases lack discipline) who are armed better than their military counterparts…….Blackwater just changed their name but still carry on as they have always done and so many others like them……I know many of them myself when I was working there and believe me they know how to pack a punch.

    To close all I can say is that we must stop this US/UK/France and Israeli madness before the entire world becomes totally contaminated with nano particles of radiation from their uranium laced weaponry……keep in mind that Depleted Uranium can and does penetrate the Nose – Brain Barrier…….it also directly attacks the genetics of our body causing terrible mutations, disfigurement and mental disorders…….it attacks the very DNA of life itself.


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Seattle cops pepper spray 84 year old protester, 19 year old pregnant mom


When the gloves finally come off pigs are going to find themselves outnumbered, outgunned and facing former victims looking for retribution/revenge

Associated Press
11/16/2011

SEATTLE (AP) — 

A downtown march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement turned briefly chaotic as police scattered a crowd of rowdy protesters — including a pregnant 19-year-old and an 84-year-old activist — with blasts of pepper spray.

    Protest organizers denounced the use of force, saying that police indiscriminately sprayed the chemical irritant at peaceful protesters.

Coward Seattle pigs pepper spray 84 year old lady
The Occupy Seattle movement released a written statement late Tuesday expressing support for "a 4-foot 10-inch, 84-year-old woman, a priest and a pregnant woman who as of this writing is still in the hospital."

Dorli Rainey is an activist who has supported liberal causes in the Seattle area for decades. A photo showing Rainey being cared for by fellow activists in the immediate aftermath of the police incident appeared on news websites around the world.

   Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said he didn't have specifics on the Rainey incident, but he said pepper spray is "is not age specific. No more dangerous to someone who is 10 or someone who is 80."

    He added, that if it were harmful, "we probably wouldn't be using pepper spray if that was the case."

    Krappel said police had not yet established whether a pregnant woman was involved.

   Paramedics examined a handful of people, including a 19-year-old woman who was three-months pregnant, Seattle fire department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The Seattle Times reported on its website that the woman was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center.

Coward pigs "spray and pray" (they will hit something)
Her identity and status were not immediately available.

Moore added that the protester's own medical response team had taken care of others.

"These protesters are well organized, they're using homemade remedies to counter pepper spray," he said.

    Seattle police said plenty of verbal warnings were given to demonstrators attempting to block intersections and streets during rush hour.

    "Pepper spray was deployed only against subjects who were either refusing a lawful order to disperse or engaging in assaultive behavior toward officers," Kappel wrote on the department's blog.

    Kappel also noted that one man threw an "unknown liquid" at an officer's face and was arrested. The officer was not injured.

    In another incident, Kappel said a 17-year-old woman swung a stick at an officer, and as police moved to arrest her, others tried to intervene on her behalf, prompting a blast of pepper spray.

    Authorities arrested at least six people before quickly restoring order.

    Occupy Seattle organizers said the downtown march was in solidarity with other Occupy Wall Street protests around the nation.

    The skirmish Tuesday was the first clash in weeks.

    Occupy Seattle moved its encampment to Seattle Central Community College late October. Before that, the group had been camping at Westlake Park, leading to tense standoffs with police and dozens of arrests.

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Radiation Spreads to France


Governments complicit in the cover-up of real radiation release data will fall, accelerate global revolution

Washington's Blog
11/15/2011


    Today, Agence France Presse reports that it has hit France as well: 

France´s nuclear watchdog on Tuesday said it had detected traces of radioactive iodine in the air last week ….
Concentrations of iodine 131 measuring a few microbecquerels per cubic metre were detected last week at four monitoring stations in northern and eastern France, the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said.
“Although the presence of iodine 131 over national territory is quite exceptional… the level of concentrations that have been observed are of no risk for public health,” it said in a press release.
“The source and date of the radioactive emissions which caused this pollution are currently unknown,” the IRSN said.
Iodine is a very short-lived isotope that decays to half of its radioactivity in only eight days.



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Syria: The West's Strategic Gateway For Global Military Supremacy


Obama & Co. need a war, ANY war, to hide the coming explosion when Americans find out where stolen Treasury money went

Global Research
By Rick Rozoff
11/15/2011

The League of Arab States (Arab League) suspended the membership of Syria in the organization on November 12 as it had with Libya on February 22 of this year. In the case of Libya, whose membership was reinstated after NATO bombed proxy forces into power in late August, reports at the time indicated that member states Algeria and Syria had been opposed to the action but folded under pressure for a consensus from the eight Arab states governed by royal families - Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which to all intents and purposes now are the Arab League, with the other formal members either victims of recent regime change of one sort or another or likely targets for such a fate.

    With the replication of the February move this past weekend, Algeria, Lebanon and Yemen voted against the suspension of Syria and Iraq abstained through some combination of principled opposition and self-interest, as the four may well be the next nations to be suspended by the monarchies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) and Jordan and Morocco (the latter two having recently applied for membership though not in the Persian Gulf, Morocco bordering the Atlantic Ocean) should the U.S.-NATO-Arab monarchs entente demand it.

Gulf Cooperation Council
Washington is pressuring Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign as he being shown the door courtesy of a plan devised by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as well as demanding the same of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The GCC deployed troops to Bahrain in March, in that instance to prop up the government, that of the Al Khalifa dynasty. 

    Qatar and the United Arab Emirates supplied NATO with warplanes and the Transitional National Council with weapons and special forces personnel for the almost 230-day blockade and bombardment of Libya, and Jordan and Morocco joined the two Gulf states at the Paris summit on March 19 that launched the war against Libya.

    The four Arab nations are both close bilateral military allies of the Pentagon and members of NATO partnership programs, the Mediterranean Dialogue in the case of Jordan and Morocco, the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Jordan and the UAE are to date the only official Arabic Troop Contributing Nations for NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

On October 31, eleven days after the murder of former Libyan head of state Muammar Gaddafi, NATO's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen flew into Tripoli and offered the services of the world's only military bloc in reconstituting the battered nation's military and internal security forces as NATO is doing in Iraq and Afghanistan with the NATO Training Mission-Iraq and the NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan. Rebuilding, transforming and modernizing the armed forces of Libya, as with those of the other two countries, to achieve NATO standards and interoperability.

    A week later Ivo Daalder, long-time proponent and architect of Global NATO [1], now empowered to put his plans into effect as the Obama administration's ambassador to the military alliance, offered the inevitable complement to Rasmussen's offer in reiterating that "NATO is prepared, if requested by the new Libyan authorities, to consider ways in which it could help the Libyan authorities, particularly in the area of defense and security reform."

    According to the same Agence France-Presse account, "Daalder also said Libya could bolster its ties with the transatlantic alliance by joining NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue, a partnership comprising Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Jordan and Israel." (The new regimes in Egypt and Tunisia are fully honoring previous military commitments to the U.S. and NATO.)

Operation Odyssey Dawn
The exact scenario that a Stop NATO article warned about on March 25, six days after U.S. Africa Command launched Operation Odyssey Dawn and the beginning of the over seven-month-long war against Libya:

"If the current Libyan model is duplicated in Syria as increasingly seems to be the case, and with Lebanon already blockaded by warships from NATO nations since 2006 in what is the prototype for what NATO will soon replicate off the coast of Libya, the Mediterranean Sea will be entirely under the control of NATO and its leading member, the U.S.

    "Cyprus in the only European Union member and indeed the only European nation (except for microstates) that is – for the time being – not a NATO member or partner, and Libya is the only African nation bordering the Mediterranean not a member of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue partnership program." [2] 

    If indeed Syria becomes the next Libya and a new Yemeni regime is installed under the control of the Gulf Cooperation Council, then the only nations remaining in the vast stretch of territory known as the Broader or Greater Middle East, from Mauritania on the Atlantic coast to Kazakhstan on the Chinese and Russian borders, not tied to NATO through multinational and bilateral partnerships will be Lebanon (see above), Eritrea, Iran and Sudan. 

    Djibouti hosts thousands of troops from the U.S. and other NATO member states. NATO has airlifted several thousand Ugandan and Burundian troops for the proxy war in the capital of Somalia as well as establishing a beachhead in the semi-autonomous/autonomous Puntland region of the country for its Operation Ocean Shield naval deployment in the Gulf of Aden. The six GCC states are included in NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative and the former Soviet republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are members of the Partnership for Peace, the program employed to graduate twelve Eastern European countries to full NATO membership from 1999-2009. Armenia, Azerbaijan and Armenia also have NATO Individual Partnership Action Plans and Georgia a special Annual Program as well as an Alliance liaison in its capital (NATO Contact Point Embassy.) In 2006 Kazakhstan became the first non-European nation to be granted an Individual Partnership Action Plan. [3]

NATO also has a liaison office in Ethiopia which assists in the development of the eastern component of the African Standby Force, modeled after the global NATO Response Force.

With the partnerships in the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Persian Gulf connecting with those in Central and South Asia (NATO has troops stationed on bases in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) and beyond that with India and the ten-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations [4], linking up with the military bloc's Contact Country partners Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea, the U.S. and its major Western allies are tightening a NATO band, an armed phalanx, along the entire Northern Hemisphere. An American-led military axis from, in language Western leaders have used throughout the post-Cold War era, Vancouver to Vladivostok (proceeding eastward).

    Three years ago Malta rejoined the Partnership for Peace, thereby adding to bases in Sardinia, Sicily, and Crete NATO, and bases in Cyprus Britain, can use as fighter jet, supply, refueling, arms storage and docking jumping-off points for military aggression in Africa and the Middle East.

    Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus and Libya are the only Mediterranean countries that are not currently NATO members or partners and the U.S. and its fellow NATO members have designs on all four. Libya's joining the Mediterranean Dialogue will complete Alliance partnerships across North Africa from Egypt to Morocco and will entail its Western-rebuilt navy being recruited into NATO's Operation Active Endeavor maritime surveillance and interdiction activities across the length and breadth of the Mediterranean Sea, an operation now in its eleventh year.

Operation Active Endeavor
The government of Syria is not only Iran's main but it's only reliable ally among state actors in the Arab world. The Syrian port city of Tartus hosts Russia's only naval base in the Mediterranean. Regime change in Damascus, however it's effected, will oust the Russian and Iranian navies from the sea by eliminating the only friendly docking facilities.

    The consequences of the installation of a pro-Western government in Syria would also affect neighboring Lebanon, where Israel and its Western patrons would have a free hand to attack Hezbollah and Communist Party militias in the south of the nation and along with efforts by the U.S. to buy off the state's military over the past five years eliminate all opposition to Western control of the country, military and political.

    Palestine would not fare any better. In August Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told visiting American congressmen that "the security of the future Palestinian state will be handed to NATO under US command," according to an aide cited by the Ma'an News Agency. [5]

    He may well see NATO and U.S. troops stationed on his nation's soil, but not on the terms he intends.

    Nothing occurs in isolation and surely not in the age of Western powers employing expressions like the world's sole military superpower and Global NATO and forging ahead with projects for their realization. Syria is no exception.

Notes
1) 21st Century Strategy: Militarized Europe, Globalized NATO   
   Stop NATO, February 26, 2010
   
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/21st-century-strategy-militarized-europe-globalized-nato/               
   ...   
   West Plots To Supplant United Nations With Global NATO   
   Stop NATO, May 27, 2009        
   
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2009/08/29/154/
 

2) Libyan War And Control Of The Mediterranean   
   Stop NATO, March 25, 2011    
   
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/3973
 

3) Kazakhstan: U.S., NATO Seek Military Outpost Between Russia And China        Stop NATO, April 14, 2010
 
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/kazakhstan-u-s-nato-seek-military-outpost-between-russia-and-china/
 
4) India: U.S. Completes Global Military Structure   
   Stop NATO. September 10, 2010       
   
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/india-u-s-completes-global-military-structure/     
   ...
   Southeast Asia: U.S. Completing Asian NATO To Confront China   
   Stop NATO, November 6, 2011    
   
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/southeast-asia-u-s-completing-asian-nato-to-confront-china/
 
5) Abbas tells US lawmakers: NATO role in Palestinian state   
   Ma'an News Agency, August 12, 2011     
   
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=412599


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Himmler's Ambiguity, Holder's Audacity


Himmler would be regarded as a lightweight in today's White House

World News
By Dallas Darling
11/13/2011

It was on this day in 1943 (November 15), that Heinrich Himmler, leader of the German SS, ordered Gypsies and "part-Gypsies" to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps." He also commanded the SS and Gestapo, along with other secret security organizations, that in cases of doubt or suspicious behavior local commanders and authorities were to determine for themselves who were Gypsies.

    In arresting suspects, it doesn't take very long to realize how problematic such ambiguous and vague orders were, let alone the order itself, since it constituted a crime against humanity and peace. Neither is it difficult to ascertain that such an ambiguous command caused many innocent people to be falsely imprisoned. Himmler's methods of mass murder were ultimately based on a rationalized extermination process of "we" versus "them."

Himmler (left) and his God, Hitler; just like Obama and Holder
Also, Himmler's unclear orders as to who constituted "racial degenerates" were extended to anyone who stood in the way of German progress and exceptionalism. Because of this, absolute power and unlimited control over those initially targeted included many other individuals and groups. It also gave rise to "sadistic authoritarians," as Erich Fromm referred to them in "The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness."

    A report that the FBI had to return thousands of pages of documents and other belongings to Jess Sundin and Stefanie Yorek, two peace and humanitarian activists in Minnesota whom authorities believed to be part of an alleged terrorist organization overseas, was reminiscent of Himmler's ambiguous orders. 

    Orders to arrest "racial degenerates," or in this case "suspected terrorists," by having local commanders determine their guilt.

  Other pro-peace activists, like Hatem Abudayyeh of a Chicago-based humanitarian organization, were also wrongly associated with a "terrorist" global conspiracy and arrested. The recent detention of four senior citizens at a restaurant, or four elderly men government officials have accused in planning a biological attack against the United States to "save the Constitution," appears to be highly unlikely and dubious too.

Holder:  Coward, liar, traitor
Still, it was just reported that police in a Detroit suburb mistakenly arrested the director of an Arab-American cultural center, Bint Jebail, a center that has served surrounding communities for years, even hosting CIA Director Leon Panetta. After being accused of funneling money to Hezbollah from the sale of stolen goods, and after having spent a night in jail, authorities realized their arrest warrant was for a different Ali Hammoud.

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is starting to challenge such ambiguous arrests made by local FBI and "sting" units. He is also beginning to question such vague statements made by so-called counterterrorism officials. By challenging simplistic and stereotypical reports, ones in which arresting authorities claim Muslims are "genocidal" and a "threat to American values," Holder is starting to show audacity and courage.

   Just as important is his testimony that some FBI officials and training manuals appear to be "very unusual" in tracking terrorists. When Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda's leader, was killed, Holder again had the audacity to declare the closure of Guantanamo Bay facility where almost 200 suspected terrorists are still detained. Acknowledging missing the deadline, he believes closing the tainted complex would enhance U.S. national security.

Obama, Holder responsible for Guantanimo
In no way can there be an accurate comparison between the war crimes committed by Nazi Germany during World War II and crimes committed during the Global War On Terror. But there are similar principles and mistakes at work, such as issuing vague orders, allowing officials to make their own biased arrests, implementing extermination policies against some ethnicities and religions, and extending absolute power over innocent people.

    The few U.S. citizens mentioned above, who were falsely associated with global terrorism and arrested, are actually representative of thousands, some still indefinitely detained. Enemies never only come in neatly organized groups or nations. Ambiguous orders and preemptive wars turn innocent peoples into perceived threats, ones that are easily labeled as the "Enemy." The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced millions of casualties.

    Nationalistic exceptionalism and enemy stereotypes, wherever they appear, are extremely dangerous ideologies. They are also deadly. A nation that needs suspects and enemies, real and ambiguous, often looks for both external and internal scapegoats. The most important factor in overcoming one's "enemies" is to first overcome the enemy in one's mind, or the hostility that comes from within and which is usually projected onto others.

Nutcase "Teabaggers" are home-grown terrorists
The greatest security is a clearly defined mission based on avoiding war, instead of one fueled by fear. It also refuses to stereotype others and commit extermination policies. The finest liberty is guarding against absolute powers, powers that corrupt and transform decent human beings into sadistic authoritarians. Closing Guantanamo Bay, which has hurt America's reputation and increased anti-American resentment, would promote peace.

    True democracies do not place their citizens under constant surveillance and scrutiny. They do not overreact and abuse and arrest people on faulty evidence. They practice the policy of "innocent" until proven guilty in a court of law. Himmler's ambiguous orders led to the Final Solution. Holder's audacity to close Guantanamo Bay and to stop racial and religious and political stereotyping will lead to a common security and peace.

Dallas Darling (darling@wn.com)

Dallas Darling is the author of Politics 501: An A-Z Reading on Conscientious Political Thought and Action, Some Nations Above God: 52 Weekly Reflections On Modern-Day Imperialism, Militarism, And Consumerism in the Context of John's Apocalyptic Vision, and The Other Side Of Christianity: Reflections on Faith, Politics, Spirituality, History, and Peace.


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Police State Tactics: Signs Point to a Coordinated National Program to Try and Unoccupy Wall Street and Other Cities


Cops need to be put on notice they will be prosecuted; Occupy movements need "Security" sections dedicated to gathering identifying information on all cops participating in repression of Americans

Greanville Post
By Davd Lindorff
11/16/2011

The ugly hand ofthe federal government is increasingly seen behind what appears to be a nationwide attempt to repress and evict the Occupation Movement.

    Across the country in recent days, ultimatums have been issued to groups occupying Portland, OR, Chicago, IL, San Francisco, Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA, and most recently New York, NY, where the Occupation Movement began on September 17. The two most recent eviction efforts, in Oakland and New York, have been the worst.

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The police attacks have had a lot in common. They have been “justified” based upon trumped up pre-textural claims that the occupiers are creating a health hazard, or a fire hazard, or a crime problem, generally on little or no evidence, or there has been a digging up of obscure and constitutionally questionable statutes, for example laws outlawing the homeless. Then the police come in, usually in dead of night, dressed in riot gear and heavily armed with mace weapons, batons, plastic cuffs and tear gas, or even assault rifles in some cases and so-called flash-bang stun grenades–all weapons to be used against peaceful demonstrators.

    So violent has been the response that some returned veterans have condemned the police for using weapons and tactics that are not even permitted by occupying troops in war-torn countries.

    “We definitely feel, especially in a movement like this that has arisen so quickly in a number of cities, that there will be a coordinated national effort to try and shut it down,” says Heidi Bogosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, which has been playing a key role providing legal services to the new movement.

    “We see the scapegoating of these movements, the attacks at night, and in general tactics designed to terrorize and to scare protesters away. I can’t see this as anything other than centrally coordinated.”

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One indication of that coordination may have been a conference call among 18 city mayors which was confirmed by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan in a radio interview on San Francisco station KALW. Dan Siegel, an Oakland attorney who worked as an advisor to Quan, but who resigned in disgust after Oakland police and law enforcement personnel from a number of surrounding jurisdictions brutally drove occupiers there out of their park using tear gas, supposedly non-lethal ammunition (bean bags and rubber bullets) and flash-bang grenades in a night-time raid in the early hours of November 14, says that phone conference call took place, significantly, while Quan was in Washington, DC.

    Shortly afterwards, on Oct. 25, Quan authorized the first brutal police assault on Occupy Oakland. It led, among other things, to the critical wounding of Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran who was among the protesters, and was hit in the forehead by a police tear gas cannister fired at close range.

    Who organized that critical conference call? Was it Quan or one of the other mayors, or was it someone in the federal government? Siegel says he doesn’t know, and Quan isn’t saying.

    But both Siegel and Boghosian say they strongly suspect federal involvement in the planning of the recent spate of police violence against occupiers. Says Siegel, “It’s only logical to assume that the ‘Fusion Centers’ are involved, especially after the Oakland occupiers shut down the port in Oakland.”

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Some 72 Fusion Centers, located around the US and funded by the US at a cost of half a billion dollars, are a post 9-11creation of the new Homeland Security Department. Bringing the FBI together with local law enforcement departments, they both collect and share domestic intelligence, and can serve as command centers to direct local law enforcement in helping implement national law enforcement goals.

    There are also many Joint Terrorism Task Forces, which directly link the FBI with urban police departments.

    Says Boghosian, “What we are seeing here is the Miami model, with various levels of law enforcement, local, state and federal, all at work. 

    It would be shocking if federal law enforcement were not seeing this occupy movement now as a national security threat.”

    Mara Veheyden-Hilliard, co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild’s National Mass Defense Committee, based in Washington, agrees. “These crackdowns on the occupation movement certainly appear to be part of a national strategy to crush them,” she says. “We haven’t yet found overt evidence of federal involvement, but the fact that in rapid succession local authorities have taken action raises the specter of coordination.”

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She adds, “There is absolutely no legal justification for the involvement of the Joint Terrorism Task Forces in this movement. These demonstrations are not terrorist activities, and police should not be treating them as such, yet all over the country the police are treating the protesters as if they are criminals. The similarity of the response everywhere to the movement makes it appear that there is a coordinated strategy.”

Meanwhile, Siegel, now back in private practice, says that since the riots that followed the killing of Oscar Grant by a BART transit cop, who shot Grant fatally in the head after he had been arrested, subdued and handcuffed for a turnstile jumping violation, federal law enforcement officials have been observed actively involved in police activities in the Oakland area.

    Some Oakland residents have reported seeing federal vehicles and possibly also National Guard equipment during the police actions against occupation demonstrators, too, though National Guardsmen can only be legally activated by a governor, and California Gov. Jerry Brown, a former mayor of Oakland, has not publicly issued any such order.

   Rick Ellis, a journalist with the Minneapolis office of the news outlet Examiner.com, is reporting that an unidentified US Justice Department official has confirmed what Boghosian, Siegel and Veheyden-Hilliard say they suspect is the case: that each of the recent brutal police evictions and attacks on occupation groups “was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.”

    Ellis writes, “According to this official, in several recent conference calls and briefings, local police agencies were advised to seek a legal reason to evict residents of tent cities, focusing on zoning laws and existing curfew rules. Agencies were also advised to demonstrate a massive show of police force, including large numbers in riot gear. In particular, the FBI reportedly advised on press relations, with one presentation suggesting that any moves to evict protesters be coordinated for a time when the press was the least likely to be present.”

    Given how things have played out, it certainly looks like the suspicions were correct, and that Ellis’s source is telling the truth.

    President Obama has a lot to answer for. So do the mayors who have been overseeing the repressive operations locally.

 
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