Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NATO admits killing Afghan children in airstrikes


Nato and U.S. forces could care less about blowing up innocent Afghan children, parents, families; deaths "just the cost of doing business"

PRESS TV
02/13/2012

The US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan have admitted that Afghan children have been killed in last week's bombing raid in the northeast province of Kapisa.

Afghan boy victim of NATO airstrike
Spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson said on Monday that an assessment showed there were “young Afghans of varying ages” among the victims of the attacks.



Following the February 8 airstrikes, Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered an investigation.

Mohammad Tahir Safi, a member of parliament for Kapisa and part of the investigation team dispatched by Karzai, explained that children gathered to start a fire when "all of a sudden a plane dropped one bomb in first round and another bomb later."

Innocent, dead Afghan children: NATO, Obama applaud body count
"There were eight people and all innocent children and you can see their pictures," he said, showing pictures of bloodied children in shrouds.



The dead were aged between six and 14, with "another guy aged about 18 to 20" who was mentally ill, Safi said.

The Afghan president has regularly condemned the US-led foreign forces for civilian deaths in the US-led decade-long invasion of Afghanistan.

AGB/HGH



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Final Solution: First Syria, Then Iran; Destroying the "Uppity Arabs, Persians"


Hypocrites Obama, Western governments put the gunsights on Syria to deflect international public attention from the looting, destruction of sovereign countries

Global Research
By Larry Chin
02/14/2012

The multinational New World Order, led by the Anglo-American axis and Israel (spearheaded by the UN), are preparing a final conquest of the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, with nuclear world war implications

Syria and Iran are being relentlessly destabilized. CIA operations have been continuous for months and years. Two nations are targeted to fall sequentially, as part of one agenda

Obama, CIA, Mossad all attempt to divert attention from looting
The entire region has been set aflame with covert operations in every imaginable form, from real and false terrorism and assassinations to CIA/NATO-backed popular revolts, and “humanitarian” insurgencies---all ultimately fronting for the forces of the Anglo-American agenda. The Arab League now operates as a tool of western imperialism.

Syria is being set up using a familiar CIA-MI6 playbook, as well as the model that toppled Libya. Muammar Gaddafi was murdered by NATO and Al-Qaeda, the favored weapon of Anglo-American leaders, despite Libyan cooperation with the West for many years. Syrian leaders will likely not be treated with any more kindness than Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, or scores of others who needed to be “removed”.   

Shot in the face:  a very dead Syrian general Issa al-Khouli
The assassination of Syrian general Issa al-Khouli on the streets of Damascus is just one blatant harbinger of what is to come.

According to the reporting team of Collapsenet, a Syrian regime change is imminent

Russia
, which, along with China, had previously opposed a Syrian attack in the UN Security Council, has reversed its position---perhaps bought off in yet another eleventh hour back room deal. Militaries of various nations are being positioned for attack.

Rising oil prices, the threat posed by “inconvenient obstacles” in the Middle East, threatens the petroleum-driven world economy, even in the short term, adding to the possibility posed by some observers that Iran may be attacked by summer 2012. Syria falls first.

Syrian freedom fighter - or CIA provocateur
 As complex as the maneuvering and “negotiations” (back room criminal deals) have been, the war map has remained clear since 9/11. The conquest that has been in the works for decades has proceeded apace, relentlessly, nation after nation destroyed and conquered. What was once unimaginable has been methodically carried out, unabated through Bush/Cheney and Obama administrations; the lies, rhetoric amplified with bellicose fury.

The empire is hell-bent on securing what is necessary to sustain its dying economic and industrial engine, regardless of how many lives are taken in the process.   
Larry Chin is a frequent contributor to Global Research.  Global Research Articles by Larry Chin

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War With Iran: Obama, JCS, CIA all Look Into the Face of The Elephant... and Blink


Obama, CIA, JCS, Panetta, Clinton aghast at fact they cannot "turn off" Netanyahu plan to attack Iran

World News
By Dallas Darling
02/15/2012

"If we would change the face of the earth, we must first change our own hearts." -Robert Hutchins, January 23, 1941.

Before discussing the approaching rumblings of war clouds in the air between the United States and Iran, mainly the two executive orders signed by President Barack Obama: one that strengthened sanctions against Iran and froze Iranian assets, the other that invoked the National Defense Authorization Act which gives the President power to launch military action against any nation without the approval of Congress; and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's announcement to inaugurate its right to develop important nuclear projects, it would be wise to go back in time to January 6, 1941.

It was on this day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his famous "Four Freedoms Speech." Across America and much of the world, grandiose and liberal ideals resounded. According to President Roosevelt, in future days the U.S. would seek to make secure a world founded on freedom of speech and expression-everywhere in the world. The U.S. would also ensure freedom of every person to worship God in his own way, freedom from want-economic security and understanding, and freedom from fear-meaning a world-wide reduction in armaments and aggression.

President Roosevelt, of course, was preparing the U.S. for World War II. But immediately after his speech, another important speech was delivered by University of Chicago President Robert Hutchins. In a national radio address, President Hutchins agreed with President Roosevelt's four freedoms. However, there was one point of contention. President Hutchins believed that the U.S. was not prepared for war not in a military sense, but in an intellectually and moral sense. In other words, the U.S. was unprepared to execute the ethical mission that President Roosevelt had called for.

Iranian War Games December, 2011
"Have we freedom of speech and freedom of worship in this country?", asked President Hutchins, "We do have freedom to say what everybody else is saying and freedom of worship if we do not take our religion too seriously. But teachers who do not conform to the established cannons of social thought lose their jobs. People who are called 'radicals' have mysterious difficulties in renting halls." President Hutchins was also aware of millions of men and women unemployed, homeless, and disenfranchised because of their race, color, or condition of economic servitude.

Like President Hutchins, it is time Americans start asking hard, realistic and moral questions. While signing executive orders to freeze Iranian assets and that sanction certain foods and medicines and technologies, sanctions that will make life more difficult for the people of Iran, there are millions of Americans homeless, unemployed and without foods. One must wonder, then, if grandiose and glorious liberal ideals have turned into doublespeak, or merely disguised in military and belligerent terminology. How immoral is it to have tens of millions of Americans and Iranians suffer from the tyranny of want?

And when President Obama signed an executive order to supersede the authority of Congress and the U.S. Constitution, so as to launch a military campaign against Iran's Islamic Republic and its right to peaceful and civilian nuclear enrichment, it was an act that a "dictator would seek to create with the crash of a bomb." Freedom might mean the supremacy of human rights everywhere, but it must always be tempered and fashioned with respect and understanding. It should always be experienced at home, or in one's own nation of origin. Otherwise, such ideals as freedom and economic security ring hollow.

For a nation, like the U.S., to have thousands of prisoners of conscience and "radicals" living in fear, for a nation to have its own nuclear energies programs and nuclear weapons arsenals stockpiled with thousands of warheads, and then to declare war on another nation that wants the same rights, is moral hypocrisy. It is irrational liberalism, even terrorist reasoning. It is the very antithesis of democratic institutions and popular sovereignty. It also shows how President Roosevelt's democratic vision for a world without physical aggression against any neighbor-anywhere, has sadly been militarized.

President Hutchins warned that if the aims of a democratic community are not moral and authentic, if they are not united by devotion of law, equality, and justice, and if the democratic community does not work together for the happiness of all its citizens, then it is morally bankrupt, along with its foreign policies. "Instead of doing everything we can to get into the war," declared President Hutchins, "we should do everything we can to stay at peace. Our policy should be peace." He also believed that most important of all was the long struggle for moral, intellectual and spiritual preparedness.

Regarding "rights," President Ahmadinejad has raised an important ethical issue. He believes "respect" is just as important. Iran is not Nazi Germany. Neither is it Japan prior to World War II. This time, the U.S. appears to be a rogue nation and the aggressor. Perhaps America's entry into World War II, along with its continuous mobilization for wars and military engagements, filled a moral and spiritual vacuum. At this point in America's moral and spiritual journey, and after observing the military debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan, to enter or not to enter a war with Iran should not even be a question.

Again, "If we would change the face of the earth, we must first change our own hearts."


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. He is a correspondent for www.worldnews.com. You can read more of Dallas' writings at www.beverlydarling.com and wn.com//dallasdarling.

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Postcards From Hell


The "elites" miscalculated The People's will to resist being tortured, murdered and pauperized; inbetween the looting and creation of killer viruses it now appears they are emboldened and willing to risk all in a war with world's population over wealth, resources - a war they will lose

The 5th Estate
By Robert S. Finnegan
02/15/2012

British Parlaiment speaker and UK Independece Party leader Nigel Farage MEP says he is disgusted at the puppet governments the EU has now implemented in Italy and Greece.

The bank vultures are now circling over England, Germany and France.

The leaders of these countries are allowing the dismantling of their sovereign countries.  Why?

Rove's message to Americans, World
Could it be that they "already have theirs," having been promised a seat at the table after everything is destroyed?  There must be a reason that they are taking risks that would normally have earned them the guillotine before - or worse.  Ghadaffi can testify to what happens when you piss off millions of "peasants." 

The observing individual, having followed the Larry Craig scandal  would have noted that this was the first case that a U.S. Senator refused to resign when arrested, convicted and outed for crimes committed.  His survival prompted "Diaper Dan" Vitter to chance doing the same by copying Craig, and he won a standing ovation for his troubles - from the U.S. senate.  This was the day when America truly died:  When the senate chamber gave Vitter a standing ovation for beating the rap and surviving.  It was a disgusting spectacle, however the "elites" were watching closely as this panned out.  They realized that they had been foolish to believe that there was a line that still could not be crossed, and proceeded in the U.S. and across the world to refuse to step down when voted out of office.  This is also the time when the systematic looting of the world's treasuries began and then escalated to what it is today. 

That Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell and Blair, et. al. were not charged with War Crimes for the illegal invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq only served to make them even bolder. They publicly prance around today, giving interviews regarding their criminal regimes and how great they were/are while telling Americans and the world to shove it.

Rove refuses to respond to a subpoena and nothing happens.  Bush pardons convicted felon and associate Scooter Libby... nothing happens.  Then when out of office instead of doing the smart thing and finding a huge rock to hide under with Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell, Bush and the other war criminals that cannot now travel overseas for fear of being arrested for war crimes, Rove goes on prime time TV and not only says they would do it all over again, but do it even worse than before.  The only thing they are concerned about is that they were not aware of this before.

War Criminals Bush/Blair give esch other "peace" awards
By the time the American sheep get through wringing their hands over Rove's new pronouncements that he would start WWIII, they are more than happy to accept his original criminal actions and let him off the hook.

Brilliant.  And so simple, even a two-bit "President" from any African bongoland shithole or sandcastle country like Yemen can now get away with it.  Just ask Robert Mugabe.  Any banker, any politician, any Member of the "G-20," any killer cop or army; even a "respected" rapist like Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The word for it is cowardice, by the American people.  Simple and direct.











Robert S. Finnegan is a retired investigative journalist, journalism professor and United States Marine Corps NCO.  He lives with his wife, photographer Imas Kurniawati in Jakarta and Garut, Indonesia.


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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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