Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The “Conspiracy Theory” Label : Powerful Tool Of Media Disinformation And Political Discourse - Cognitive Infiltration for the Masses

CNN pedophile Anderson Cooper, serial rapist of little black African boys and rug-munching Rachel Maddow lead the pack of MSM swine in truth suppression, lies

GLOBAL RESEARCH
By James F. Tracy
04/01/2014

On March 18, 2014 Cass Sunstein released his latest collection of essays, Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas.[1] Like his other works geared toward a mainstream readership, the prominent Harvard law professor, former Obama administration regulatory czar, and NSA advisor [2] points to numerous alleged dangers posed by even “rational people” who are susceptible to adopting “crippled epistemologies.” What Sunstein fails to explain throughout his most recent medley of gentle authoritarianism is how the “conspiracy theory” term has received vigorous promotion from the editorial practices of certain major corporate news media.


“Conspiracy theory” is not merely a flippant or off-handed water cooler term, but rather a powerful tool of political discourse. “Deployed as a pejorative putdown,” political scientist Lance deHaven-Smith observes, the label is a verbal defense mechanism used by political elites to suppress mass suspicions that inevitably arise when shocking political crimes benefit top leaders or play into their agendas, especially when those same officials are in control of agencies responsible for preventing events in question or for investigating them after they have occurred.[3]


"Mainstream media" propagates "conspiracy theory" myth
Along these lines, “conspiracy theory” and its common variants, “assassination buff,” “crackpot,” “wacko,” and so on, were essentially interpolated into news reports and commentary in the late 1960s by CIA media assets as the agency maneuvered to bolster the Warren Commission’s “lone assassin” explanation of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

When confronted in 2012, Sunstein does not “remember very well” co-authoring a 2008 paper, “Conspiracy Theories,” the namesake of his most recent book.


Only in the past forty years or so has the label become an especially salient discursive technique for channeling political dialogue and inquiry. From the late 1800s through the first half of the 1900s the phrase can seldom be found in news discourse.


CIA asset, liar extraordinaire Cass Sunstein
A search of the Historical New York Times database finds that “conspiracy theory” is used 30 times between 1870 and 1960, often in accounts of criminal court proceedings. 
Yet from 1960 to 1969 alone there are 46 instances of the term’s usage in Times articles. Since 1970, it is invoked in over 1,700 pieces, with a peak between 2000 and 2009 (728).[4]

Today the pejorative not only acts as a disciplinary measure–journalists and scholars alike fear such a trenchant smear–but also as a technique to shape information and analysis.


It serves as a more-than-subtle way of saying, “Look here, not there,” thereby guiding readers and viewers to place their reasoning faculties in abeyance and adopt what are often uncritical and even misleading modes of substantiation and conclusion.


 While this phenomenon is clearly demonstrable in print news media, it is also widespread in US-based cable and broadcast news.

A LexisNexis search of news program transcripts for the dates March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2014 reveals 2,469 usages of the “conspiracy theory/theories” term.

Probing the surveyed time span reveals CNN (586 transcripts) and MSNBC (382) as the foremost purveyors of the phrase, with Fox News (182) a distant third.


The US government’s transcript service, US Federal News, comes in at fourth, suggesting persistent strategic usage of the label at federal government press conferences and similar functions to drive home official positions and dispel challenges to them. Programming on National Public Radio ranks fifth, with 115 instances.

The following is a breakdown of the cable or broadcast outlet/program referencing “conspiracy theory” or “conspiracy theories” in transcript text within the aforementioned three-year span.

CNN Transcripts - 586
Global Broadcast Database (local broadcast transcripts) - 416
MSNBC - 382
Fox News - 182
US Federal News - 144
National Public Radio - 116
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 71
NBC News - 67
Congressional Quarterly Transcripts - 57
ABC News - 55
CTV TV (Canada) - 55
CBS News – 54
CNN International - 48
Imus Simulcast - 39
Financial Market Regulatory Wire - 31
PBS News Hour - 21
Bloomberg: Surveillance Show - 17
Congressional Quarterly Testimony - 16
The Charlie Rose Show - 15
Follow the Money - 14
Euro News - 13
Lou Dobbs Tonight – 12
Cavuto – 8

To be more conclusive, the specific contexts in which the term is mobilized might be more fully examined and delineated.


CNN pedophile Anderson Cooper
An argument may also be waged that this metric is not exactly proper given the dissimilar breadth of content produced by each outlet. After all, a 24-hour cable news channel such as CNN simply has far more “news hole” to fill than a daily one-hour broadcast like PBS News Hour or Charlie Rose.

Yet even here the variances are telling. For example, when comparing domestic CNN transcripts to those of the channel’s counterpart, CNN International, the former uses the term over twelve times as frequently.


Such findings suggest the execution of a clear-cut editorial policy to fulfill certain propaganda-related ends–indeed, not unlike the Central Intelligence Agency’s usage of the term to combat alternative interpretations of President Kennedy’s assassination.


Fraud, traitor, flaming bulldyke Rachel Maddow
Along these lines, further examination of the data sample distinguishes how even news personalities’ bylines are correlated with frequent employment of the “conspiracy theory” label.

 Searching within the same data set, transcripts with CNN Anderson Cooper’s byline possess the highest incidence of the expression (81), with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton tied for second place (77), and Piers Morgan (38) ranking third.




CNN’s Erin Burnett and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tie for fourth. Ostensibly conservative Fox News personalities Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity use the expression less frequently.

Anderson Cooper (CNN) - 81
Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) - 77
Al Sharpton (MSNBC) - 77
Piers Morgan (CNN) - 38
Erin Burnett (CNN) - 31
Chris Hayes (MSNBC) - 31
Sean Hannity (Fox News) - 29
Bill O’Reilly (Fox News) – 19

With the exception of ABC (Australia) and CTV (Canada), all of the outlets are US-based, suggesting how the American population, well known for its limited historical comprehension and political sophistication, is expressly targeted with repeated usage of the “conspiracy theory” phrase.


FOX "News" fraud, blithering idiot Bill O'Reilly
A population relying on sensation, caricature, and hearsay to understand national and world affairs has already forsaken its freedom. It is perhaps ironic that CNN and MSNBC in particular cater to audiences that see themselves as open-minded and “liberal”–indeed, the opposite of cunning technocrats such as Sunstein. 
At the same time, if these two networks’ continually depressed ratings are any indication, the public is becoming more and more skeptical of how it is being patronized.[5]


A most profound political act any individual can undertake may involve adopting a basic regimen of intellectual self-defense that would include an increased awareness of the “conspiracy theory” label itself and a resolve to assess the term’s utilization vis-รก-vis the context in which it is employed, in an effort to better determine what it seeks to obscure, legitimate, and redirect attention to.

Notes

[1] Cass Sunstein, Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas, New York: Simon and Schuster, 2014.

[2] “America’s Joseph Goebbels to Serve on NSA Oversight Panel,” Liberty Blitzkrieg, August 25, 2013.

[3] Lance deHaven-Smith, Conspiracy Theory in America, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013, 9.

[4] See also deHaven-Smith, 126-131.

[5] “Key Indicators in Media & News,” Pew Research Journalism Project, March 26, 2014.








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Obama’s Sleepwalk Toward War

Obama and his murdering cowards will soon enough receive a rude awakening from Putin

COUNTERPUNCH
By Paul Craig Roberts
03/31/2014

Does Obama realize that he is leading the US and its puppet states to war with Russia and China, or is Obama being manipulated into this disaster by his neoconservative speech writers and government officials? World War 1 (and World War 2) was the result of the ambitions and mistakes of a very small number of people. Only one head of state was actually involved–the President of France.


In The Genesis of the World War, Harry Elmer Barnes shows that World War 1 was the product of 4 or 5 people. Three stand out: Raymond Poincare, President of France, Sergei Sazonov, Russian Foreign Minister, and Alexander Izvolski, Russian Ambassador to France. Poincare` wanted Alsace-Lorraine from Germany, and the Russians wanted Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait, which connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. They realized that their ambitions required a general European war and worked to produce the desired war.


A Franco-Russian Alliance was formed. This alliance became the vehicle for orchestrating the war. The British government, thanks to the incompetence, stupidity, or whatever of its Foreign Minister, Sir Edward Grey, was pulled into the Franco-Russian Alliance. The war was started by Russia’s mobilization. The German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, was blamed for the war despite the fact that he did everything possible to avoid it.


Barnes’ book was published in 1926. His reward for confronting the corrupt court historians with the truth was to be accused of being paid by Germany to write his history. Eighty-six years later historian Christopher Clark in his book, The Sleepwalkers, comes to essentially the same conclusion as Barnes.


In the history I was taught the war was blamed on Germany for challenging British naval supremacy by building too many battleships. The court historians who gave us this tale helped to set up World War 2.

We are again on the road to World War. One hundred years ago the creation of a world war by a few had to be done under the cover of deception. Germany had to be caught off guard. The British had to be manipulated and, of course, people in all the countries involved had to be propagandized and brainwashed.


Obama flushed out into the open by Snowden revelations
Today the drive to war is blatantly obvious. The lies are obvious, and the entire West is participating, both media and governments.

The American puppet, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, brazenly lied on Canadian TV that Russian President Putin had invaded Crimea, threatened Ukraine, and was restarting the Cold War.


The host of the TV program sat and nodded his head in agreement with these bald-faced lies.

The script that Washington handed to its Canadian puppet has been handed to all of Washington’s puppets, and everywhere in the West the message is the same. “Putin invaded and annexed Crimea, Putin is determined to rebuild the Soviet Empire, Putin must be stopped.”

I hear from many Canadians who are outraged that their elected government represents Washington and not Canadians, but as bad as Harper is, Obama and Fox “News” are worse.


Sparking  WWIII will not save Obama from impeachment
On March 26 I managed to catch a bit of Fox “news.” Murdoch’s propaganda organ was reporting that Putin was restoring the Soviet era practice of exercise. Fox “news” made this report into a threatening and dangerous gesture toward the West. Fox produced an “expert,” whose name I caught as Eric Steckelbeck or something like that.


The “expert” declared that Putin was creating “the Hitler youth,” with a view toward rebuilding the Soviet empire.

The extraordinary transparent lie that Russia sent an army into Ukraine and annexed Crimea is now accepted as fact everywhere in the West, even among critics of US policy toward Russia.

Obama, whose government overthrew the democratically elected government in Ukraine and appointed a stooge government that has threatened the Russian provinces of Ukraine, falsely accuses Putin of “invading and annexing” Crimea.


Obama, or his handlers and programers, are relying on the total historical ignorance of Western peoples.

The ignorance and gullibility of Western peoples allows the American neoconservatives to fashion “news” that controls their minds.



Obama recently declared that Washington’s destruction of Iraq–up to one million killed, four million displaced, infrastructure in ruins, sectarian violence exploding, a country in total ruins–is nowhere near as bad as Russia’s acceptance of Crimean self-determination. US Secretary of State John Kerry actually ordered Putin to prevent the referendum and stop Crimeans from exercising self-determination.

Obama’s speech on March 26 at the Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels is surreal. It is beyond hypocrisy. Obama says that Western ideals are challenged by self-determination in Crimea. Russia, Obama says, must be punished by the West for permitting Crimeans to exercise self-determination. The return of a Russian province on its own volition to its mother country where it existed for 200 years is presented by Obama as a dictatorial, anti-democratic act of tyranny. http://on.rt.com/sbzj4o

Here was Obama, whose government has just overthrown the elected, democratic government of Ukraine and substituted stooges chosen by Washington in the place of the elected government, speaking of the hallowed ideal that “people in nations can make their own decisions about their future.” That is exactly what Crimea did, and that is exactly what the US coup in Kiev contravened. In the twisted mind of Obama, self-determination consists of governments imposed by Washington.


Here was Obama, who has shredded the US Constitution, speaking of “individual rights and rule of law.” Where is this rule of law? It is certainly not in Kiev where an elected government was overthrown with force. 

It is certainly not in the United States where the executive branch has spent the entirety of the new 21st century establishing government above the law.


Habeas corpus, due process, the right to open trials and determination of guilt by independent jurors prior to imprisonment and execution, and the right to privacy have all been overturned by the Bush/Obama regimes. Torture is against US and international law; yet Washington set up torture prisons all over the globe.

How is it possible that the representative of the war criminal US government can stand before an European audience and speak of “rule of law,” “individual rights,” “human dignity,” “self-determination,” “freedom,” without the audience breaking out in laughter?

Washington is the government that invaded and destroyed Afghanistan and Iraq on the basis of lies. Washington is the government that financed and organized the overthrow of the Libyan and Honduran governments and that is currently attempting to do the same thing to Syria and Venezuela. Washington is the government that attacks with drones and bombs populations in the sovereign countries of Pakistan and Yemen.


Washington is the government that has troops all over Africa. Washington is the government that has surrounded Russia, China, and Iran with military bases. It is this warmongering collection of Washington war criminals that now asserts that it is standing up for international ideals against Russia.


No one applauded Obama’s nonsensical speech. But for Europe to accept such blatant lies from a liar without protest empowers the momentum toward war that Washington is pushing.

Obama demands more NATO troops to be stationed in Eastern Europe to “contain Russia.” Obama said that a buildup of military forces on Russia’s borders would reassure Poland and the Baltic states that, as NATO members, they will be protected from Russian aggression. This nonsense is voiced by Obama despite the fact that no one expects Russia to invade Poland or the Baltic countries.


Obama doesn’t say what effect the US/NATO military buildup and numerous war games on Russia’s border will have on Russia.

Will the Russian government conclude that Russia is about to be attacked and strike first?

The reckless carelessness of Obama is the way wars start. Declaring that “freedom isn’t free,” Obama is putting pressure on Western Europe to pony up more money for a military buildup to confront Russia.



The position of the government in Washington and its puppet states (Eastern and Western Europe, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Georgia, Japan) and other allies purchased with bagfuls of money is that Washington’s violation of international law by torturing people, by invading sovereign countries on totally false pretenses, by routinely overthrowing democratically elected governments that do not toe the Washington line is nothing but the “indispensable and exceptional country” bringing “freedom and democracy to the world.” But Russia’s acceptance of the self-determination of Crimean people to return to their home country is “a violation of international law.”

Just what international law has Washington and its puppets not violated?

Obama, whose government in the past few years has bullied Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Iran, Honduras, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela and is now trying to bully Russia, actually declared that “bigger nations can not simply bully smaller ones.” What does Obama and his speech writers think Washington has been doing for the entirety of the 21st century?

Who can possibly believe that Obama, whose government is responsible for the deaths of people every day in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and Syria, cares a whit about democracy in Ukraine. Obama overthrew the Ukrainian government in order to be able to stuff the country into NATO, throw Russia out of its Black Sea naval base, and put US missile bases in Ukraine on Russia’s border. Obama is angry that his plan didn’t pan out as intended, and he is taking his anger and frustration out on Russia.

As the delusion takes hold in Washington that the US represents idealism standing firmly against Russian aggression, delusion enabled by the presstitute media, the UN General Assembly vote, and Washington’s string of puppet states, self-righteousness rises in Washington’s breast.

With rising self-righteousness will come more demands for punishing Russia, more demonization of Russia and Putin, more lies echoed by the presstitutes and puppets. Ukrainian violence against Russian residents is likely to intensify with the anti-Russian propaganda. Putin could be forced to send in Russian troops to defend Russians.

Why are people so blind that they do not see Obama driving the world to its final war?

Just as Obama dresses up his aggression toward Russia as idealism resisting selfish territorial ambitions, the English, French, and Americans presented their World War 1 “victory” as the triumph of idealism over German and Austrian imperialism and territorial ambitions. But at the Versailles Conference the Bolsheviks (the Tsar’s government failed to gain the Straits and instead lost the country to Lenin) “revealed the existence of the notorious Secret Treaties embodying as sordid a program of territorial pilfering as can be found in the history of diplomacy. It appears that the chief actual motives of the Entente in the World War were the seizure of Constantinople and the Straits for Russia; not only the return of Alsace-Lorraine to France, but the securing of the west bank of the Rhine, which would have involved the seizure of territory historically far longer connected with Germany than Alsace-Lorraine had ever been with France; the rewarding of Italian entry into the War by extensive territory grabbed away from Austria and the Jugo-Slavs; and the sequestering of the German imperial possessions, the acquisition of the German merchant marine and the destruction of the German navy in the interest of increasing the strength of the British Empire” (Barnes, pp. 691-692).

The American share of the loot was seized German and Austrian investments in the US.

The secret British, Russian, and French aims of the war were hidden from the public, which was whipped up with fabricated propaganda to support a war whose outcomes were far different from the intentions of those who caused the war. People seem unable to learn from history. We are now witnessing the world again being led down the garden path by lies and propaganda, this time in behalf of American world hegemony.

Paul Craig Roberts is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. Roberts’ How the Economy Was Lost is now available from CounterPunch in electronic format. His latest book is How America Was Lost.







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Misreading Russia And Trying to Control Geography, Again

Physical, moral coward Obama and his murdering CIA will not mistake the message Putin is about to send both him and NATO

WORLD NEWS
By Dallas Darling
03/30/2014

Instead of being overly alarmed with Crimea's popular and democratic referendum to join Russia, or as some in the West would say Russia's military incursion into Ukraine, the real concern should be if the United States and western Europe will again misread Russian objectives. Starting right after World War I and continuing through to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. and its allies have consistently misinterpreted Russia's geopolitical maneuverings and aims. Militarily, they have responded with incompetence, committing long-term and costly armed interventions and occupations that still exist today. The gravest threat to both U.S. and European security and stability, then, perhaps even the entire world, is how the West will respond. 


When the Soviet's invaded Afghanistan in 1979, the U.S. misconstrued it as a march to the Persian Gulf. Both the Carter and Reagan Administrations sought greater access to military, naval, and air bases in the region, mistakenly believing the Soviet's were going to seize oilfields. America's policy of containment, Carter Doctrine, now extended into the Middle East. Along with threatening the Soviets with nuclear annihilation, military aid was greatly expanded to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, and Pakistan


While establishing another naval base at Diego Garcia, the U.S. went beyond using surrogate forces forming the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force. Yet the real reason for Soviet involvement in Afghanistan was concern for its southern borders and radical, militant Islam.

In trying to correct an error made by Geography when she somehow put the West's oil under Middle East sand(1), the U.S. and western Europe committed a similar geopolitical error in thinking Joseph Stalin wanted to "communize" the world after World War II


After being attacked and invaded by Germany twice and the West once, Stalin's goal was to instead pursue a doctrine of "socialism in one country." So suspicious and paranoid was Stalin, that his main purpose for establishing communist nations in eastern Europe was to have them serve as buffer states.  


The Iron Curtain, that Winston Churchill spoke of, was as much of a weapon to keep the West from invading as it was to impose Stalin's utter control over what became known as the Eastern Bloc, satellite nations.


Even as far back as World War I, the U.S., Great Britain, and France kept thousands of troops in northern Russia. 

Their goal was to establish a foothold and defeat the Bolshevik Revolution



Although many commoners welcomed Russian liberals overthrowing the czar, most leaders, like President Woodrow Wilson, viewed them as a threat to Western capitalism and America's power and leadership in the world. Wilson militarily intervened by aiding and arming all anti-Bolshevik forces, and by committing troops, even battling against revolutionary forces. Although the U.S. and western Europe maintained its vested interests and influence in much of the world,(2) it was unable to carve-up Russia and redraw its boundaries, as it had in the Middle East and southwest Asia.


Like Stalin, the U.S., and some western Europe nations, have behaved as psychotic and megalomaniacal empires when dealing with foreign policy. Their self-importance, overly exaggerated roles in the world, and grandiose ambitions to correct geography, has caused them to be pathologically suspicious and paranoid of other nations. Consequently, they have been unable to reasonably analyze and understand other peoples and geopolitical events. 


The affects have been devastating and deadly. Middle Eastern tyrants and their security forces have been militarized. Popular uprisings have been crushed. Human rights abuses have been committed, including sectarian violence and atrocities. Military engagements and preemptive wars have killed millions, some of which are ongoing.

Hopefully, the U.S. and western Europe will not misread Russia's intentions, especially in light of Ukrainian soldiers defecting to Russia. Neither should they misinterpret Russia's economic investments in Ukraine, Ukraine's $16 billion indebtedness to Russia, a number of treaties and military and naval base agreements, or attempt to correct Russia's historical ties in Crimea, including its geographical proximity in relation to the Black Sea. Comparing Russia's President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, Russians to the Nazis, shouting the historically infamous term "appeasement!", or calling for World War III, as some U.S. leaders are constantly doing, will only turn a popular and democratic petition of secession into sectarian violence, the Black Sea into the Red Sea.




For his part, and with all of the U.S.-Nato treaty obligations, Putin is not so bold as to invade Ukraine or a Nato ally, is he? Surely he will not behave as badly as the U.S. in trying to control the geographies of Iraq and Afghanistan, will he?

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.

(1) Galeano, Eduardo. Mirrors, Stories Of Almost Everyone. New York, New York: Nation Books, 2009., p. 353.

(2) Williams, William Appleman. Americans in a Changing World. New York, New York: Harper & Row, 1978., pp. 160, 161.

(3) Parish, Thomas. The Cold War Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1996., p. 296.





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New Mexico : SWAT Teams And Police Shut Down Police Brutality Protest

Feral, traitor pigs to get a taste of their own medicine in coming revolution that will see them exterminated by enraged citizen mobs they formerly terrorized

WORLD SOCIALIST WEBSITE
By Gabriel Black
04/01/2014

On Sunday, police violently broke up a peaceful protest in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, with tear gas and arrests. Hundreds of people had come out to protest against the recent slaying of a mentally ill homeless man by police, as well as the sharp escalation of police violence over the past four years.


Coward, feral AZ pigs attack protesters that pay their salaries
The protest began around noon downtown when over 500 protesters converged at the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) headquarters.

The protesters marched through the city, stopping at the City Hall to hear speeches from families who have had family members killed by the APD’s violence.

Protesters had been outraged by a video that showed police officers killing James Boyd, a homeless man with mental illness.


The police deployed their elite Repeat Offender Project Team to deal with Boyd, who was delusional and trying to convince police that he was a high-ranking officer in the defense department and should not be searched.

After a standoff, Boyd agreed to go with the police and be searched. As he turned around to collect his things, the police shot a concussion grenade at Boyd and unleashed a K-9 attack dog on him. Boyd, frightened, turned around and brandished a small knife. Police then used their military grade assault-rifles and shot Boyd multiple times with live ammunition.


Coward, Nazi pigs will be summarily executed by mobs - no trials
On the ground, seriously injured from multiple gunshot wounds, Boyd moaned, “Please don’t hurt me… I can’t move.”

Police continued to yell at him and then proceeded to fire multiple “bean bag” shots before firing a real bullet.



The K-9 dog was then unleashed again. Boyd died later in the hospital. At no point were the police, standing far away from Boyd, in any danger of being killed, let alone injured. 

A 23-year-old protester, Alexander Sidertis, told AP that he was out protesting because he was “fed up” with the police’s abuse of the citizenry. He told the news agency that the situation “has reached a boiling point, and people just can’t take it anymore.”


Coward, racist pigs will have no place to hide from enraged mobs
Another protester, Justin Wagner, told the local KOB 4 news station that “there has been excessive force … and I think something has to be done.”

He denounced the police chief for “justifying” the killing of Boyd.



The protesters marched throughout the downtown area for about eight hours. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the police told the crowd, as it sat near the APD headquarters, that their assembly was “unlawful.” The police proceeded to equip themselves with batons, riot shields, and gas masks.

After a tense standoff, protesters decided to move on and walk through the downtown area toward the University of New Mexico (UNM). Angry protesters were trailed by the police force as they made their way toward the university.


Americans have long memories, and scenes like this will soon enough come to a swift and decisive end as citizens utilize State deadly force laws to shoot them during illegal home invasions


After night fell, protesters, in smaller numbers, stopped at a corner of the UNM campus near an APD substation. Here, the police confronted the protesters in full riot gear and back-up from an officer core on horseback, as well as the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.

Police fired tear gas canisters into the remaining group of protesters and began making arrests. A video from AP news shows one protester trying to escape police custody while being beaten with batons by multiple officers. Several protesters were arrested; however the exact number is currently unknown.


Coward, pretty-boy SWAT pigs will be introduced to reality when they come up against MILLIONS of pissed off Veterans that actually know how to use the weapons they can only posture and play with


The police response was heavy and militarized. KOB 4 reported seeing multiple SWAT teams. The station’s video footage shows a group of police officers dressed in green army camouflage, riding an armored personal carrier in similar army camouflage.

Police complained that protesters had vandalized property with graffiti. The mayor, Richard Berry, stated that the protesters had descended into “mayhem.” He accused them of throwing rocks against the police, and one of climbing up a traffic signal. Referring to the police, he said “the professionalism these men and women are showing is extraordinary.”


Police dogs can be taken out with blades or thumbs to eyeballs
Since 2010, the APD has been involved in 37 shootings, 23 of them fatal. By comparison, from 2005 to 2010 the APD was involved in 14 shootings, nine of them fatal.

Just 10 days after Boyd was murdered, another man was killed by the police. The police claimed they had been shot at.



Peter Simonson, the executive director of the ACLU in New Mexico, told AP that the police worked inside a “deeply rooted culture of the ability to use force with impunity.” He continued “over and over, what we’ve seen, people who are mentally ill, when they are confronted by the APD, they end up dead… there is a sense in the community that APD is out of control and there is no city leadership willing to step in and take responsibility.”


The Force of Reckoning - Coming to a city near YOU


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U.S. Pyromaniacs Will Ignite All - Out War In Europe : Analyst

Obama murderers will stop at nothing to escape ongoing, devastating Snowden revelations; believe they can ride out WWIII in luxurious taxpayer financed bunkers and emerge to rule the world

PRESS TV
04/01/2014

An analyst says the US is prepared to sacrifice millions of lives for its own selfish strategic interests by pushing Europe into an all-out war with Russia, Press TV reports. 
 
 
“The US is prepared to plunge Europe into a war with Russia in order for Washington to preserve its hegemony over the transatlantic axis,” Finian Cunningham wrote in a column for the Press TV website.

He said a war would be aimed at preventing Russia and Europe from developing closer trade and political ties and preserving the American dollar as the world's reserve currency. 
 


“Washington does not want to see European and Russian economies integrating on the vital issue of trade in oil and gas, the foundation for economic and social development,” the commentator pointed out.

He noted that the enormous oil and gas volumes supplied by Moscow have led to the substantial alignment of the European and Russian economies over the past two decades after the end of the Cold War between the US-led West and the former Soviet Union. 
 
 
The value of European-Russian bilateral trade stands at over one trillion dollars annually which is around ten times more than that of the trade between US and Russia, he added.

“This trend was always seen as a strategic danger by Washington. 
 
 
It can be argued that the Cold War from 1945 to 1990 was deliberately instigated by the US as a bulwark to counter the naturally inclined trade integration between Europe and Russia, owing to the latter's prodigious energy reserves and its continental proximity,” Cunningham said.

He noted that the strategic danger is twofold for the US, with close ties between Russia and Europe leaving no reason for America's military role in NATO and thereby its political influence in Europe.

“The second is that the European-Russian energy trade undermines the role of the American dollar as the world's reserve currency. Exchange in such a key world market will inevitably move to the use of the Euro/Ruble, which would spell the end of global American financial hegemony, and with that, the end of the monstrously indebted US economy,” the commentator explained. 
 
 
 

He emphasized that the US has played the key role in creating the recent crisis in Ukraine and fomenting the regime change in that country “which has seen the rise of an unelected fascist junta in Kiev that poses a serious threat to Russia.”

“The reality is that Washington has done everything to escalate this conflict, in particular between Russia and Europe, for its own selfish strategic interests. That includes, if deemed necessary by the pyromaniacs in Washington, the ignition of all-out war in Europe.”

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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

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

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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