Thursday, October 18, 2012

State Department Official : Negotiations to Extend U.S. Troop Presence in Afghanistan Starting Soon

Liar, coward, WAR CRIMINAL Obama never intended to leave Afghanistan in the first place:  Poodle Biden's career is over, will be sitting beside Obama, Clinton, Panetta, Petraeus, Carney at the Hague; State Department revelation only a fraction of real truth and designed to desensitize Americans for the blow to come

Foreign Policy Magazine
By JoshRogin
10/16/2012

Despite statements by Vice President Joe Biden, the State Department is about to begin formal negotiations over the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, a top State Department official said Tuesday.


Biden can kiss his career - and his freedom - goodbye
Last week, U.S. and Afghan negotiators met in Kabul to talk about the Bilateral Security Agreement that will govern the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, when President Barack Obama said the combat mission in Afghanistan will end and the U.S. will complete the transition of the entire country to Afghan government control.

Also last week, Biden told Americans during his Oct. 11 debate with Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan that U.S. troops were leaving Afghanistan by 2014.

"We are leaving in 2014, period, and in the process, we're going to be saving over the next 10 years another $800 billion," Biden said. "We've been in this war for over a decade. The primary objective is almost completed. Now all we're doing is putting the Kabul government in a position to be able to maintain their own security. It's their responsibility, not America's."


Americans can look forward to more of this...
Marc Grossman, the State Department's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, explained today that's not the whole story.

Grossman said Tuesday that the point of the upcoming negotiations is to agree on an extension of the U.S. troop presence well past 2014, for the purposes of conducting counterterrorism operations and training and advising the Afghan security forces.

In May, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement that promised an ongoing U.S. commitment to Afghanistan through 2024. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Oct. 3 that Grossman's deputy, James Warlick, will be the lead U.S. negotiator for the Bilateral Security Agreement that will follow. Karzai's Ambassador to Washington Eklil Hakimi will lead the negotiations for the Afghan side.


... and this...

Grossman said that while meetings on "how we will manage our forces going forward in Afghanistan," have already taken place, formal negotiations have not yet begun. Once the negotiations formally start, the Bilateral Security Agreement must be completed within one year, according to the Strategic Partnership agreement, Grossman explained.


Some U.S. military officials have said the plan is to keep 25,000 American troops in Afghanistan past 2014, but Grossman insisted that there is no number yet and the 25,000 figure quoted in reports is speculative. NATO announced Monday that it will also keep international troops in Afghanistan past 2014 alongside U.S. troops, not for combat but strictly for the mission of training and advising the Afghans.


... AND THIS

Grossman was speaking on a panel at the annual summit of the International Stability Operations Association in Washington. Also on the panel was Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy, who said that the State Department would need U.S. military troops in Afghanistan to protect them and help them well past 2014.

"Rather than developing our own capabilities, we will be depending on DOD support for functions such as a quick reaction force, personnel recovery, fuel support, explosive ordinance disposal, and medical assistance, by 2015," Kennedy said.

The Cable also asked Kennedy why he testified in a hearing last week that he was "inclined" to support the requests for more security in Libya before the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Kennedy declined to comment.



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CIA Agent and Female U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

One murdering CIA scumbag down, the rest of the agency to go:  The 5th Estate extends deepest condolences to family of murdered soldier - Obama, Clinton, Panetta, CIA responsible

Daily Mail
10/18/2012

A senior U.S. defense official says an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency was among those killed in a suicide bombing at an Afghan intelligence office — the latest so-called 'insider attack' in the war.


Brittany B. Gordon, murdered by Obama/Clinton/CIA
The attack Saturday happened in a remote area of the Kandahar province and killed Ghulam Rasool, the deputy intelligence director for Kandahar Province, two of his bodyguards, and two U.S. intelligence officers.

One of the Americans has been identified as a female solider — 24-year-old Brittany B. Gordon, assigned to a military intelligence company from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.The second American killed was a CIA officer deployed in Afghanistan.

The official said the other American was an operative working for the CIA. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information on the record.

NATO says the bomber was a member of Afghanistan's intelligence agency, but the Afghans deny that.

A U.S. official said the bomber, which had worn an Afghan uniform to gain access to the building in Kandahar, had served on the Afghan police force for six years before moving to the NDS. He said officials believe the attack was a Taliban operation targeting NDS officers, not Americans.


An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Spc. Brittany B. Gordon, 24, Monday at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware; Obama, Clinton, Panetta, Petraeus are responsible for her death and all military deaths in illegal Afghan war 
 
The bomber, who blew himself up as Americans and Afghan officials were arriving to deliver new office furniture to the intelligence headquarters in Kandahar's Maruf district, was noticed acting suspiciously but detonated the device before anyone could shoot him.

More than 50 U.S. and NATO troops have been killed this year by members of Afghan security forces.

In September 2011, an Afghan working for the U.S. government killed one CIA employee and wounded another American in an attack on a CIA office in Kabul, U.S. officials said at the time.

In 2009, an Al Qaeda double agent detonated a suicide vest as he got out of a car inside a CIA base in Khost province, killing seven CIA officers in the largest single-day loss for the spy agency since the U.S. Embassy bombing in Beirut in 1983. 



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West Afraid of Iranian Channels’ Truthfulness : Analyst

These are the same U.S. and EU hypocrites that defend the murderers at You Tube and Google over their refusal to pull porn film "Innocence of Muslims" and are guilty of the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and members of his staff

PRESS TV
10/17/2012

Press TV viewers have condemned as illegal and hypocritical the ban imposed by the European officials on the broadcast of several Iranian satellite channels, saying that the move throws into question the West’s freedom of speech claims.


Ibrahim Moussawi
“Where is the freedom of speech and press in Europe? Hypocrites! When it is against Islam then it is freedom of the press and speech in Europe. Lift the ban now. Double hypocrites. This is the reason why God is punishing Europe with Economic crisis. It will NOT end soon until they acknowledge the truth,” a reader said.

Another viewer said, “Shame on the European Commission. They who have just been awarded the Nobel Price for peace are now suppressing freedom of speech and expression which are essential tools to report on breach of peace and the warmongers!”

“This European's illegal, illogical, uncivilized measure indicates its serious desperation and panic in facing the growing influence of Press TV across the world,” another comment read.

“Never there was freedom of expression in US or EU, only selective loose talk is branded as Freedom of Expression,” wrote a viewer.

European satellite provider Eutelsat SA has stopped the broadcast of several Iranian satellite channels, including Press TV, al-Alam, Jam-e-Jam 1 and 2, Sahar 1 and 2, Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, Quran TV, and the Arabic-language al-Kawthar following an order by the European Commission.

In a flagrant violation of the freedom of speech, the company ordered media services company, Arqiva, to take the Iranian satellite channels off one of its Hot Bird frequencies on Monday.

Press TV talks with Ibrahim Moussawi, director of Hezbollah Mass Media from Beirut, regarding the issue. Below is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Press TV:  Mr. Mousavi, we have been listening to the comments of our viewers regarding the media ban. We would also like to get your expert opinion. Is this not a blatant violation of freedom of speech which coincidently the West so hypocritically advocates?

Moussawi:  Absolutely but let me first tell you one simple thing actually. Aside from the condemnation that should be leveled and directed to those who have also taken the decision to ban the 19 TV satellite stations of the Iranians, we have to congratulate you.

I have to say that this a badge of honor for you, for all of those who are working at Press TV and that all the Iranian TV satellite channels about the media outlets, why? Because simply you are very affective.

Why would they do such a thing if you are not affective, if you are not causing them scandals, if you are not revealing the truth? This tells us all that we are in the true path of revealing what is really happening around the world, that we are doing a good job actually that made them very upset about it to take such a decision.

Now to talk about the nature of democracy that they have always been advocating and preaching, this tells you very much about not only the double standards and the inconsistency, but also about the hypocritical attitude and nature of these directives and these decisions.

Why would they do such a thing? I mean what about Press TV and what about the TV satellite channels? Is it going to explode in their sleeping rooms? Is it going to cause them any harm? Is it a terrorist who is going to storm into their houses?

I believe what they are afraid of is that they are afraid of the truth; they are afraid that their true nature would be revealed by Press TV and by others. That was why they wanted to ban these satellites; otherwise, they should come out with a certain justification.

I believe the West and the so-called democracies in the West have betrayed the very basic meaning of democracy of the freedom of speech that they have always said they care for.

Press TV:  And also if you can give us your comments about the reasons given by the European Commission for the ban of the Iranian channels. A top media official here in Iran has said that the reasons for the ban seem quite feeble.

Moussawi:  Well, no one could believe what they say actually. If they really care or if they are really truthful with themselves about the kind of justifications they have revealed, they can go so many places and they can find that there are real evidence that they should take decision against certain media outlets and satellites.

I have been following the Iranian TV channels and I could say I have my own criticism because you have opened up more than even the Western channels. They are not giving the chance for others to come and cast their opinions.

Now I have never been into a show in Press TV without having someone from the rivalry side. You always try to maintain a certain level objectivity that out-stands their own standards.

I believe it is purely political. They know Iran is very effective. It is a kind of pressure that has to do with the stance that Iran, as a government, Iran as a republic, is taking and it has nothing to do with the policy or the news editorial policy that the Iranian TV channels are advocating.

MSK/AHK/JR

 
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Drunk, Stoned U.S. Security Contractors in Afghanistan - Video (Not You Tube)

Scumbag contractors originally employed by Bush to divert responsibility for murders, theft of Afghan wealth from military; "medical officer" shown shooting up "Special K"

PRESS TV
10/18/2012

Leaked video of U.S. security contractors in Afghanistan getting blackout drunk and high on narcotics reveals “what former employees say was a pattern of outrageous behavior that put American lives at risk and went undetected by U.S. military officials who are supposed to oversee such contractors,” according to ABC News.


The intoxicated security personnel, employed by an American contractor called Jorge Scientific, which has been paid almost $1 billion by U.S. taxpayers, were reportedly on duty at the time, but would have been completely unable to protect themselves or anyone else from any attacks. antiwar.com.

HIGHLIGHTS

The video shows the security manager for the company staggering about the operations center late one evening after taking large gulps of vodka and then engaging another employee in a half-naked wrestling match. ABC News.


The whistleblowers say that the drunken and stoned security personnel would often throw live ammunition rounds and fire extinguishers into the flames and watch as they exploded, often sounding like a real bomb explosion. ABC News.

The use of alcohol or drugs by security contractors in Afghanistan is prohibited by the U.S. military under what is known as General Order Number One. But soldiers in the U.S. military, according to former employees of Jorge Scientific, would regularly attend drunken parties at the facility, including female soldiers who would often use the facility for sexual encounters with the contractors. antiwar.com.

FACTS & FIGURES

On October 7, 2001, former President George W. Bush announced the beginning of the war on Afghanistan. It has now become the longest-running war in U.S. history, and there is no end in sight. The Taliban remains in control of major parts of the nation. Civilian and troop casualties continue to mount. Democracy Now.

Even with 33,000 American troops back home, the U.S.-led coalition will still have 108,000 troops - including 68,000 from the U.S. - fighting in Afghanistan at the end of this year. CBS News.

The U.S. has begun negotiations with the Kabul government over the extension of troop presence past 2014, despite repeated claims by the Obama administration that the war in Afghanistan will come to an end that year. .antiwar.com.

In May, President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement that promised an ongoing U.S. commitment to Afghanistan through 2024. Foreign Policy.

ISH/HJ





Video:  ABC

The 5th Estate continues - and encourages readers - to boycott You Tube over their refusal to follow their own hate-speech guidelines and pull porn film "Innocence of Muslims" that resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and four of his staff.

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Fresno, California Student Contracts Bacterial Meningitis


Fresno School Authorities seem to know something parents don't   

Flu Trackers
10/16/2012

A student from Sunnyside High School in Southeast Fresno is fighting a case of bacterial meningitis.


"Sunnyside has been notified by the Fresno County Department of Public Health that one of our students has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease. While this can be upsetting, the chance of your child also becoming ill with this disease is very small. Public health and Fresno Unified officials are working together to protect the health and safety of all students. The following links will provide you with a document that will help you understand the situation."

http://www.fresnounified.org/schools...e/default.aspx
 
Below is a sample letter to parents:

Fresno Unified School District
2309 Tulare Street Fresno, CA 93721-2287 www.fresnounified.org
October 16, 2012


Dear Parent or Guardian,

We have been notified by the Fresno County Department of Public Health that one of our students has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease. While this can be upsetting, the chance of your child also becoming ill with this disease is very small. Public health and Fresno Unified officials are working together to protect the health and safety of all students. The following information will help you understand the situation.

 Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by bacteria. The disease is spread by prolonged, close contact with someone who has the illness. Examples of close contact would be kissing, or sharing cups, bottles, or eating utensils with the ill person, or coming in contact with coughs or sneezes of the ill person. Being in the room with the ill person is not considered close contact.

 Even after exposure to the bacteria, it is very unusual to get infected with the illness. It takes 2-10 days before symptoms appear.

 Taking antibiotics can prevent meningococcal disease from developing in persons who are identified as close contacts.

 When a person becomes ill with meningococcal disease, the symptoms may include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness, and a rash. These symptoms need immediate medical attention because the disease can progress rapidly. Early treatment with antibiotics is important.

 As a general rule, you can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases by washing hands frequently, covering nose and mouth with tissues when coughing or sneezing, and not sharing eating utensils, toothbrushes, cups, drinking glasses, or water bottles.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact your family doctor or the Fresno County Department of Public Health at 600-3332. Please do not call the school for an update on the student’s condition. School administrators will work closely with public health officials to keep you informed of the situation.

Sincerely,

___________________________________
Principal
___________________________________
School Nurse

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Valerie F. Davis, President
Lindsay Cal Johnson, Clerk
Michelle A. Asadoorian
Carol Mills, J.D.
Larry A. Moore
Janet Ryan
Tony Vang, Ed.D.
SUPERINTENDENT
Michael E. Hanson



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Students Who Refuse to be Micro-Chipped are Punished by Tyrannical Texas Schools

Satanic:  First the chip in the bracelet, then after this desensitization, the chip in the student; coward, terrified of their own shadow parents that allow this should be sterilized

Pakalert Press
By J.D. Heyes
10/17/2012

The surveillance society continues to expand across America, with those who refuse to go along subject to recriminations and reprisals.


That’s what’s happening to students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School in San Antonio whose parents refuse to have their children tracked by school officials.

According to reports, the school districts implemented new rules Oct. 1 that require each student to attend classes with photo ID cards embedded with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip, so officials are able to track every pupil’s location. Educators have said the requirement is necessary to stem rampant truancy, which is, in turn, taking a huge chunk out of the school’s funding. If the program is eventually judged to be effective, officials plan to roll it out to all 112 schools in the district, covering some 100,000 students.

Kids who won’t wear the ID trackers – which are supposed to be carried in pockets or around the neck – complain they are being targeted by teachers and are not permitted to take part in certain school functions. Some have even said they have been refused entrance to common areas like libraries and cafeterias.

Mark of the beast?

One student, Andrea Hernandez, a sophomore at John Jay, said in an interview that educators have turned a deaf ear to her pleas to respect her privacy and have told her she can’t participate in school elections if she doesn’t comply with the tracking program (apparently the Constitution really isn’t taught in many U.S. schools these days).


In an interview with Salon, Hernandez said subjecting herself to such continual monitoring was like being branded with “the mark of the beast,” a Biblical reference to the Book of Revelations.

Later, in a separate interview published by WorldNetDaily, Hernandez said the school responded by threatening her with the loss of her right to vote in the school’s homecoming king and queen contest for disobeying.

“I had a teacher tell me I would not be allowed to vote because I did not have the proper voter ID,” Hernandez told WND. “I had my old student ID card which they originally told us would be good for the entire four years we were in school. He said I needed the new ID with the chip in order to vote.”

Upon refusing to wear the RFID-chipped ID, the web paper said Deputy Superintendent Ray Galindo fired off a statement to her parents: “We are simply asking your daughter to wear an ID bad as every other student and adult on the Jay campus is asked to do.”

If she still refused; he went on, later repercussions would be stiffer than merely revoking her rights to vote in homecoming contests once the school decides to make the monitoring a mandatory attendance rule.

“I urge you to accept this solution so that your child’s instructional program will not be affected. As we discussed, there will be consequences for refusal to wear an ID card as we begin to move forward with full implementation,” Galindo wrote.

Steve Hernandez, Andrea’s father, told WND that the school seemed somewhat willing to work with his daughter, but went on to say the family is simply unwilling to “agree to stop criticizing the program” and endorse it publicly.

“I told him that was unacceptable because it would imply an endorsement of the district’s policy and my daughter and I should not have to give up our constitutional rights to speak out against a program that we feel is wrong,” Mr. Hernandez said.

Profiting from Privacy Destruction

But there’s money in tracking and privacy violation, you see – at least in this case.

The Northside Independent School District is set to collect north of $2 million in state funding to revise its poor attendance records; the RFID program will cost only about a quarter of that amount, with another $136,000 in annual maintenance costs.

But that money will likely not offset damages from unintended privacy violations on the back end: Heather Fazio, of Texans for Accountable Government, told WND she filed a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the program, for which she paid a $30 filing fee, and received the names and addresses of every student in the district.

“Using this information along with an RFID reader means a predator could use this information to determine if the student is at home and then track them wherever they go. These chips are always broadcasting so anyone with a reader can track them anywhere,” she said.

A spokeswoman for the American Civil Liberties Union told the local San Antonio Express-News earlier this year her organization expects to file a legal challenge to the tracking program.

But Rebecca Robertson, who is with a local branch of the organization said that, “the ACLU of Texas will not be able to represent you or your daughter in this matter,” saying the case did not meet the group’s criteria.

http://www.naturalnews.com/

Sources:

http://www.wnd.com

http://www.theblaze.com

http://rt.com/usa/news/texas-school-id-hernandez-033/



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Civilians Main Target of U.S. Drones in Pakistan : Report

Obama attempting to bolster "tough guy" image, gain votes by murdering innocent Pakistani women and children   

PRESS TV
10/17/2012

A new study shows that only one in 50 people killed by US assassination drones are militants in Pakistan while the rest are innocent civilians.


The study, conducted by Stanford and New York Universities, concludes that Washington is terrorizing women and children as well as men round the clock with its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks.

The authors of the study think that the “double-tap” method -- a drone fires a missile, then followed by a second drone -- is largely to blame for the casualties.

“This shows that drone strikes go much further than simply killing innocent civilians. An entire region is being terrorized by the constant threat of death from the skies,” said Clive Stafford Smith, the director of the charity Reprive that also participated in interviewing people for the report.

According to the study, Pakistan’s tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan have witnessed at least 345 drone strikes during the past eight years.


This murdering bastard USAF/CIA drone "operator" has just had his image archived for future identification/prosecution

“These strikes are becoming much more common,” The Independent quoted Mirza Shahzad Akbar, a Pakistani lawyer who represents victims of drone strikes, as saying.

“In the past it used to be a one-off, every now and then. Now almost every other attack is a double tap. There is no justification for it.”


Serial murderer Hag Clinton plays with one of her favorite toys, having given up Barbie dolls and penises long ago for mass-killing weapons

Research also shows the consequences are much more profound than simply the fatalities, as the survivors of the attacks suffer from deep psychological trauma.

Despite Pakistani government’s repeated calls on Washington to end the drone attacks, the US government continues its strikes on the tribal regions of the country.

The aerial attacks were initiated by former US President George W. Bush, but have escalated under President Barack Obama.

The drone strikes have triggered massive anti-US demonstrations across Pakistan to condemn the United States’ violations of their national sovereignty.

VG/DB/AS




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8 Crazy Things Americans Believe About Foreign Policy

Given the dumbed-down, propaganda filled "education" system in the U.S., this comes as no surprise

Foreign Policy Magazine
By Uri Friedman
10/16/2012

This evening's town hall-style debate, we're told, will be different. An intimate setting. Direct interaction with the common voter. The potential for curve-ball questions. While audiences might not relate to the presidential candidates or the media, moderator Candy Crowley told CNN, "they do relate to 80 people sitting on a stage that look like them, and maybe have stories similar to theirs.... And I think that's where a candidate has to make a connection."


I'm all for the civic engagement that town-hall style debates promote, of course. But since Tuesday night's forum will feature domestic and foreign policy questions, it's worth noting that Americans have some astonishing misconceptions about international affairs (for more on how Americans view foreign policy, check out this great Carnegie Endowment/Pew Research Center infographic).


As the Washington Post's Dylan Matthews explained last month, the baffling fact that 15 percent of Ohio Republicans believe Mitt Romney deserves more credit than Barack Obama for killing Osama bin Laden may have as much to do with polling psychology and sampling error as with self-delusion or ignorance.

But here are some other statistics that may surprise you:
  • 41 percent of Americans believe China is the world's leading economic power, according to a 2012 Pew poll (the correct answer is the United States, which 40 percent of respondents in the Pew poll selected)
  • 73 percent of Americans could not identify communism as America's main concern during the Cold War, according to Newsweek, which administered an official citizenship test in 2011 (admittedly, it's not entirely clear what if any alternative answers -- the Soviet Union? Nuclear weapons? -- the magazine accepted) 
  • 9 percent of Americans frequently worry about becoming a victim of terrorism, according to a 2011 AP-GfK poll (Reason magazine has calculated that the chances of being killed by a terrorist are roughly one in 20 million, and that "in the last five years you were four times more likely to be struck by lightning than killed by a terrorist")
  • Nearly 25 percent of Americans don't know that the United States declared its independence from Great Britain, according to a 2011 Marist poll
  • 71 percent of Americans believe Iran already has nuclear weapons, according to a 2010 CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll (Israel, the United States, and the International Atomic Energy Agency would beg to differ)
  • 33 percent of Americans believed Saddam Hussein was personally involved in 9/11 as late as 2007, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll (it's worth noting that the number was down from 53 percent in 2003, and that more recent polls suggest the percentage has continued to decline since 2007) 

OK, so tonight's town hall participants probably won't bust out a world map to make a point or ask the candidates why they've never acknowledged Saddam's role in 9/11. But a reference to China's economic leadership or Iran's nuclear weapons stockpile certainly isn't out of the question.


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Silencing Press TV is Murdering the Truth: Prominent Analyst

EU desperately now trying to distance itself from banning order - too late

PRESS TV
By Finean Cunningham
10/17/2012

Let’s be clear: this outrageous gagging of Iranian news media by a European satellite firm has the imprint of approval from the EU governments.
EU Nazis now backpedaling on order

It would be incredible that such an offensive move by a private business company did not receive the go-ahead from governments in London, Paris and Berlin in particular. These powers have worked assiduously to create the noxious political climate, with their relentless poisonous propaganda against Iran, which has, in turn, facilitated this latest assault on the airwaves. The move is comparable to these governments subcontracting private military firms and mercenaries to do their dirty work.

The irony is that it is the British, French and German governments that, along with Washington, Tel Aviv, Ankara, Riyadh and Doha, that are running amok in many parts of the world, smashing up international law and committing crimes against humanity on a massive scale. We only have to look at the criminal wars of aggression and illegal occupations in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Syria to identify those political entities that are posing the real threat to world peace and human rights.

Press TV has emerged as one of the few news broadcasters that is telling it like it is when it comes to the many conflicts raging across the world. Telling it like it is means informing the public of the real level of suffering for Palestinian civilians (not ‘suspected terrorists’) being bombed on a daily basis by American and European-backed Israeli warplanes. Telling it like it is means asking searching questions about why the US-led military forces are occupying Afghanistan after 11 years, killing civilians in their homes during endless night raids. Telling it like it is means reporting with appropriate focus on the murder of families in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen with American drone attacks that are personally signed off every week by an American president from the comfort of his White House. It means exposing how the sabotage and terror being waged across Syria - as in Libya last year - would not be happening only for the criminal, covert weapons and support given to mercenary gangs by Washington, London and Berlin, along with the rulers of Turkey, Israel and the Persian Gulf monarchies. 
Telling it like it is means pointing out the rank hypocrisy and duplicity of Western governments supporting absolute monarchs in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates who are massacring peaceful protesters on the streets and in their homes because their people are simply calling for democracy and human rights. It means exposing these same Western-backed dictators locking up and torturing doctors, nurses and human rights defenders because they stretched out a helping hand to civilians butchered by security forces; yet these same Western-backed despotic misrulers are, laughably, calling for reform and free speech in other places of the world - where the real cynical agenda is “regime change”.
Tuning into or reading the Western and Arab media is an exercise in occlusion and omission. One would never glean any of the horrendous realities and truths about the criminality of Western governments, the military industrial financial complex they serve, and their proxies and puppet regimes. But these media are not just passively inadequate in their coverage of major events. They are actively functioning to cover up or downplay the crimes of their governments. That is why such media are in no danger of being banned in North America or Europe. Far from it, these outlets are providing a vital service in disseminating the disinformation of their governments and their corporate oligarchies - with the precise objective of emasculating any public understanding and opposition to criminal policies and practices. 
"Mainstream Media" would benefit from ban
Those who tell the truth and the reality are causing acute discomfort to those who are abusing power and committing crimes. When truth speaks to power, the reaction is to shoot, or at least silence, the messenger. When Press TV correspondent Maya Naser was reporting on the atrocities in Syria and the foreign powers fomenting the mayhem, he paid the ultimate price for his courageous truth-telling. A foreign-backed sniper shot him dead.

In many ways, the gagging of Press TV by European powers is the equivalent to the murder of Maya Naser. It is the silencing of a voice that is otherwise exposing the truth about these powers: their criminality, duplicity, hypocrisy and their moral bankruptcy.

It is reminiscent of the British government media ban on Irish republicans from trying to tell their side of the story during the 30-year conflict in Northern Ireland. The British government and its kowtowing media projected that conflict as one of a law-abiding government and security forces valiantly battling against “Irish terrorists."
NATO would be rid of truth-telling critic
However, whenever Irish republicans had the rare chance to speak to the media then the Irish and British public received an important, different perspective. They heard about the illegitimacy of British government occupation of Irish territory, the barbarity of British troops killing and torturing civilians, the violation of judicial rights to a fair trial, and the collusion of British intelligence, army and police with loyalist death squads to murder innocent civilians as a deliberate tactic of state terrorism sanctioned by Downing Street. This was valid and vital truth-telling. What did the British government and their political lackeys in the Southern Ireland administration do? They banned Irish republicans from speaking on the media, including the BBC, an organization that rather fancies itself as a world-class news service adhering to the best of journalistic standards of free speech.

This week’s European media ban against Iranian channels is but the latest stroke in a bigger picture of incremental lawlessness and war-making by European governments towards Iran. The British and German government-controlled regulatory bodies had already banned Press TV from satellites allegedly over some lame, disingenuous technicality.

Shooting the messenger is just part of an arsenal of weapons that includes, assassination of Iranian scientists, covert sabotage in Iran through terrorist surrogates like the MKO (MEK), threats of an all-out bombing war and a raft of criminal trade and financial sanctions. Just this week, the European foreign ministers led by Britain’s William Hague and France’s Laurent Fabius - they of Syrian sabotage notoriety - got their way with implementing even tougher new sanctions aimed at crippling the people of Iran.

The Western governments are lying when they say that these sanctions are motivated by alleged concern that Iran is secretly trying to build nuclear weapons. The Western mainstream media - all of them without exception - indulge this scandalous lie by repeating it ad nauseam and thereby legitimizing what is in truth a criminal, heinous aggression against the Iranian government and its 75 million civilians.
Consider the following clips this week from the Financial Times and Reuters in their reports on the latest EU sanctions disclosed on Monday.

The FT says: “EU foreign ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, indicated they were prepared to tighten the screws even further if Iran did not resume negotiations over its disputed nuclear program which Tehran contends is for energy purposes but the West believes is part of a weapons program.”

This is a lie. Iran is not obstructing the resumption of negotiations, as the FT alleges. It is the US, Britain, France and Germany who have created the impasse in negotiations by continually insisting that Iran must abandon its legal right to develop peaceful nuclear energy. That is a crucial difference that the FT occludes. 
Reuters reported, or more accurately, misreported: “The European Union agreed further sanctions against Iran's banking, shipping, and industrial sectors on Monday in the hope of drawing it into serious negotiations on its nuclear program… EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said that she hoped turning up the heat on the Islamic Republic would persuade it to make concessions and that negotiations could resume ‘very soon’.”

Again, another lie: “in the hope of drawing [Iran] into serious negotiations on its nuclear program”. In reality, Iran is the party that wants “serious negotiation” not endless Western procrastination and duplicity on the issue.

Reuters compounded its fraudulent journalism (read propaganda) by quoting EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton as saying the sanctions would force Iran to “make concessions” so that negotiations could resume.

Here we can glean indirectly what the truth of the matter is. “Make concessions” here means forcing Iran to give up its legally entitled right, as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, to enrich uranium - the technically essential process for nuclear development. This is not a concession; it is imposing an impossible precondition on Iran to surrender an inalienable sovereign right. Yet Reuters misreports it as if it is a reasonable demand, which Iran is not reciprocating and thereby causing a diplomatic problem.

This issue, as misreported above, illustrates not just the real stumbling block in the nuclear debacle as being the Western powers. It also shows that the premise for the sanctions is baseless and therefore the application of these sanctions is illegal. In truth, they are criminal, genocidal sanctions that are recklessly plunging the world into an all-out war.

Moreover, the issue also shows the complicity of the Western media in constructing a criminal fa├žade at the behest of their governments against Iran. The Financial Times and Reuters are considered to be high-quality Western media outlets. The same goes for the BBC, CNN, France 24, New York Times, Washington Post, the Guardian, the Independent, Deutsche Welle, to name a few. And yet these outlets are nothing but purveyors of war propaganda that are misleading the public along a disastrous collision course with Iran - a collision course that is exacerbating economic austerity in the West from skyrocketing oil prices and ultimately leading to all-out war.

That is why voices like Press TV are needed more than ever; to help Western public in particular see through the criminality and insanity of their governments. That is why, tellingly, these governments are apoplectic; they feel threatened by Press TV and are moving to shut it down. They may succeed for a time in silencing the messenger, but they can’t kill the truth forever.

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Finian Cunningham has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. Many of his recent articles appear on the renowned Canadian-based news website Globalresearch. He is a Master’s graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in journalism. He specialises in Middle East and East Africa issues and has also given several American radio interviews as well as TV interviews on Press TV and Russia Today. His interests include capitalism, imperialism and war, socialism, justice and peace, agriculture and trade policy, ecological impact, science and technology, and human rights. He is also a musician and songwriter. Previously, he was based in Bahrain and witnessed the political upheavals in the Persian Gulf kingdom during 2011 as well as the subsequent Saudi-led brutal crackdown against pro-democracy protests. The author and media commentator was expelled from Bahrain in June 2011 for his critical journalism in which he highlighted many human rights violations by the Western-backed regime. For many years, he worked as an editor and writer in the mainstream media, including ,The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. Originally from Belfast, Ireland, he is now based in East Africa where is writing a book on Bahrain and the Arab Spring. More Press TV articles by Finian Cunningham

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BREAKING: UPDATED : FBI, NYPD Bust "Terrorist" Bomber Targeting Federal Reserve in Sting Operation

Yet another FBI sting operation supposedly busting "lone terrorist" - bomb material provided by FBI   

The 5th Estate
10/18/2012

Australian TV is reporting that the FBI and New York police have arrested Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafisma, a 21 year old Bangladeshi national in lower Manhattan who they say was preparing to bomb the Federal Reserve, three blocks from 9/11 "Ground Zero."


Nafisma was arrested by police while making a phone call from a nearby hotel during what was labelled by the FBI as an "elaborate sting operation."

The suspected bomber has so far been charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction and is due in court this morning for arraignment.

Nafis allegedly asked an undercover FBI agent posing as an al-Queda facilitator for 50-pound bags of what he thought were explosives. He supposedly then worked on putting together an explosive device.

"Nafis purchased components for the bomb’s detonator and conducted surveillance for his attack on multiple occasions in New York City’s financial district in lower Manhattan," the press release from the Justice Department describing the criminal complaint said. “Throughout his interactions with the undercover agent, Nafis repeatedly asserted that the plan was his own and was the reason he had come to the United States."

The 5th Estate will update this story as more information becomes available.


From the Telegraph
By Mark Hughes
10/18/2012

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, parked a van full of what he thought were explosives outside the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Manhattan on Wednesday morning before recording a martyrdom video and then attempting to detonate the 'bomb’, according to an FBI charge sheet.


Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis
But he was arrested by undercover FBI agents whom he had plotted the attack with via Facebook believing they were al-Qaeda leaders.

Had the plot been enacted it would have been the most devastating terror attack on US soil since the September 11 attacks 11 years ago. It is the 15th plot foiled in New York since the World Trade Centre attack, according to the NYPD.

As Nafis appeared in a Brooklyn court last night, the FBI revealed that he had hoped his attack, so close to next month’s Presidential election, would disrupt the campaign, telling undercover agents: “You know what, this election might even stop.”

Agents told how Nafis had written about how he wanted to “destroy America” and spoke about the “beloved Sheikh Osama bin Laden” in an article he hoped would be published after the attack.

Nafis travelled to the US on a student visa in January this year, intent on waging a “jihad”, the FBI alleged. In July he went online in an attempt to recruit a terror cell and communicated with undercover FBI agents via Facebook.

Over the course of the next three months he plotted an attack. At first he suggested assassinating a “high ranking US Government official” before turning his attentions to the country’s financial system – first planning to blow up the New York Stock Exchange before settling on the Federal Reserve.

Initially he planned a suicide-bomb attack but his plans changed after he was refused permission by the agents posing as 'al Qaeda’ operatives to return to Bangladesh to see his family one last time.

During the meetings, Nafis was keen that his plot be carried out under the name of al-Qaeda. When told that al-Qaeda would not be affiliated with his attack should he leave US soil and return temporarily to Bangladesh, he relented and agreed to stay after being told he could detonate the bomb remotely, with no suicide element.

During the planning he explained that he hoped the attack would be “very big”, according to a court document. and would put Muslims “one step closer to run the whole world”.

The charging document states that Nafis “understood that the attack he was planning would result in a large number of civilian casualties... but still wanted to proceed with the attack.”

Nafis is alleged to have told the undercover agents that he planned to attack the financial district and that his 'Plan B’ involved a suicide mission, if his initial plot was foiled by police.

The FBI provided Nafis with 20 50 pound bags of what he thought were explosives and he constructed the bomb.

He is also said to have written an article, which he hoped would be published in the al-Qaeda magazine 'Inspire’ explaining his motives.

On Wednesday morning Nafis is alleged to have driven to Manhattan with an undercover FBI agent and what he believed was a 1,000lb bomb in the van.

After parking the van at the Federal Reserve, close to the former site of the Twin Towers, he went to a nearby hotel and recorded a statement in which he addressed the American people, saying: “We will not stop until we attain victory or martyrdom.”

After recording the video he is alleged to have repeatedly called the mobile phone which acted as the 'bomb’s’ detonator. When it failed he was arrested. He faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda.

After the arrest the US attorney for the Eatern District of New York said: “As alleged in the complaint, the defendant came to this country intent on conducting a terrorist attack on US soil and worked with single-minded determination to carry out his plan.

“The defendant thought he was striking a blow to the American economy. He thought he was directing confederates and fellow believers. At every turn, he was wrong, and his extensive efforts to strike at the heart of the nation’s financial system were foiled.”



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Christine Lagarde in Tokyo: Slip of the Tongue or Carefully Planned Announcement?

Well aware of her own pending demise, Lagarde now in desperation threatens the world with war

Strategi Culture Foundation
By Vanentin Katasonov
10/15/2012

The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group was held in Tokyo on October 12-13. The conventions tend to be fairly technical in character, but, due to at least a couple of reasons, the latest one was an exception from the rule.


Lagarde attempts age-old terror ploy:  Get busted, threaten war
First, the speakers in Tokyo seemed to have shed their usual pretense of optimism. For the next year, prospects for the global economy were described as dire, mainly due to the combination of the debt crisis raging in the EU and the looming US fiscal cliff (1). It is clear that the austerity programs implemented across Europe to tame sovereign debts undercut economic growth, drive unemployment, and cause the socioeconomic climate in the respective countries to deteriorate. In the US, the economy might be headed for a slowdown due to the planned massive reductions of spending that will affect a number of sectors - from defense to healthcare - and to the expiration of the tax relief act. It used to be a tradition that the statements made at the IMF-World bank forums were worded so as to instill greater confidence across the markets, but the message set by the recent one is sure to upset investors and traders worldwide.

Secondly, serious concerns simply had to arise in connection with a certain cryptic passage in a contribution to the debate made by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. "Without growth, the future of the global economy is in jeopardy, and perhaps the greatest roadblock will be the huge legacy of public debt, which now averages 110% in advanced economies, pretty much wartime levels", said Lagarde. One is tempted to read the above as a warning that the epoch of peace is about to end and the world currently finds itself on the brink of a major war…

Hypothetic Readings of the Phrase

The less-frightening hypothesis is that the "wartime" reference could be an ordinary slip of the tongue (2): the background of the Tokyo meeting – the escalating conflict between China and Japan over the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands – could indeed prompt Lagarde to inadvertently draw wartime parallels. Protesting against the Japanese attempt to "nationilize" three of the five islands, Beijing minimized its representation at the meeting held in Tokyo, so that envoys of many of the Chinese state-run banks were absent from the forum. China – the government and the nation - are currently seizing every opportunity to put Japan under economic pressure: Chinese firms serially opt out of partnerships with Japanese peers, sales of Japanese products on the Chinese market are shrinking, and the popularity of staples like Japanese cars in China is dwindling. At the moment, a huge question mark hangs over the project to set up a Chinese-Japanese-South Korean free trade zone, an arrangement towards which the tree countries have been inching elaborately for years. The Chinese banking sector's boycott of the IMF-World Bank meeting evidently shocked the international financial establishment as a completely unprecedented measure.

According to a credible alternative hypothesis, however, crucial information could have been leaked at the Tokyo meeting, the reality being that the world financial elite charged Lagarde with the mission of notifying the initiated of a slide into an epoch of a global war. Moreover, Lagarde could deliberately paint an overly grim picture of the world economy to reinforce the trend, considering that it is unclear where exactly she borrowed the 110% public debt estimate. As of the end of 2011, the index as reflected by the IMF own statistics measured 100% in the US and 87.2% in the EU, and the projections currently point to 104% and 90% by the end of 2012. No doubt, the figures are abnormally high, but they do fall short of the alarmist 110% forecast cited by Lagarde. Given the above, the disquieting second hypothesis appears to be more realistic.

Bankers Instigate Wars and Benefit From Them Most

The truth that business tycoons capitalize on wars is common knowledge, the hyper-profits ripped by arms suppliers being only the tip of the iceberg. Lenin's view that capitalists unleash wars to grab global natural resources and markets certainly holds true these days as the tide of oil-related conflicts across the Middle East clearly shows, but even that is not the whole explanation.

At all times, banks stood to benefit most from wars. Demand for credits peaks in pre-war years and at wartime as the parties to military conflicts readily agree to any terms to be able to keep fighting. It is quite typical for banks, it must be noted, to lend money to both sides during wars and to help sustain the balance of forces in armed conflicts with the goal of prolonging the period of heightened prices for financial services (3).

At the moment the world financial sector is facing a serious crisis, and the risk of an epidemic of bankruptcies sweeping over it is a minor part of the problem. The more important part of it is that the profitability of lending drops sharply as the US liquidity injections – the infusions of tons of money created out of thin air – into the global economy leave it saturated with cash. As a result, the current interest rates are stuck in the proximity of zero. Many of the world's central banks offer credits at virtually no cost, and in Japan, for example, the prime rate has been almost zero for about a decade. The banking industry, diligently cultivated for centuries, sees its niche collapse in the XXI century.

The banking that retains some level of efficiency in today's settings is limited to a compact group of financial heavyweights like Goldman Sachs, Citibank, J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Deutsche Bank etc, which enjoy the privilege of close partnership with the US Federal Reserve. Those post exceptional revenues, but they are attributable to investments – to the acquisition of assets across the world - rather than to lending. The availability of the assets worth buying depends on privatization being continuously relaunched in various countries, and the agenda behind globalization must be to place the world's entire natural and man-made wealth – natural resources, land, enterprises, and infrastructures – under the financial elite's control.

Right now the investment companies linked to the US Federal Reserve are being confronted with a problem. The US policy of quantitative easings may echo with higher than ever appetites, but the dismantling of welfare statehood meets with strong popular opposition in many of the world's countries. The financial elite clearly intended to bulldoze the welfare systems in Greece, Spain, and elsewhere, but the resistance of the populations proved hard to break.

It becomes obvious in this light why the financial world is interested in a war of truly global proportions. Thus the banks generating revenues by lending hope to revive demand for loans in all of the countries drawn into the conflict to be ignited, and the investors expect to nab the assets remaining in the hands of nation-states that still hold out.

Soviet-era textbooks interpreted contemporary capitalism as s state-monopoly brand of the formation which grew out of the merger between states and monopolies. The XXI century is marked with the onset of the military-banking capitalism coupling the world's biggest banks to military might. What the military-banking capitalism needs to stay afloat is a permanent world war.

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1. The term "fiscal cliff" refers to an anticipated economy slowdown to be triggered by simultaneous spending cuts and tax hikes.

2. Anyhow, S. Freud regarded those as manifestations of the wishes concealed within the subconcious.

3. For Details, see: V. Katasonov. Interest Rates: Prime, Criminal, or Irrational. Moscow, 2011.


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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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