Thursday, May 08, 2014


Sgt. Tahmooressi in dire need of medical attention: THE 5TH ESTATE CALLS ON THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT TO RELEASE SGT. TAHMOORESSI ON HUMANITARIAN MEDICAL GROUNDS; please sign this petition for his immediate release

By Robert S. Finnegan

The nightmare for Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a decorated two-deployment Afghan combat Veteran began with a missed Highway 5 exit at the border with Mexico in California on April 1, forcing him to continue through the crossing and into Mexico.  He was arrested by Mexican authorities before an about-face could be executed and was found in possession of three firearms.

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi USMC
Sgt. Tahmooressi had just arrived in San Diego for PTSD  treatment at a VA hospital there and was unfamiliar with the area.  He had all of his possessions with him in his pickup truck, including three licensed firearms legal in America - but not in Mexico without the appropriate permits.

U.S. Lawmakers are now calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to secure his release.  Congressman Duncan Hunter - a Marine Corps Reservist himself - is calling for the immediate release of Sgt. Tahmooressi.

Congressman Duncan Hunter
"It is absolutely critical that Andrew's release be achieved as soon as possible, he served his country faithfully as a U.S. Marine and he is owed the same commitment by the U.S. government in return," he said.  "The State Department and John Kerry's inability to secure his release proves their incompetence and impotence.  We are now going directly to the Mexican Attorney General to secure Andrew's release."

Jill Tahmooressi, Andrew's mother is living the nightmare along with her son, and is distraught not only at his imprisonment but also at his medical condition and the fact that it cannot be treated in Mexico, much less in jail.

"Andrew has been there now for over thirty days and feels completely abandoned by his government. He was just diagnosed with PTSD on March 20th, we are frantic over his condition and the fact that he is not receiving any treatment and worried that his imprisonment will surely worsen his health," she said.  "The Mexican authorities must surely realise that they are not equipped to treat a war veteran with PTSD."

Mrs. Tahmooressi was scheduled to speak to the Attorney General of Mexico Jesús Murillo Karam and is hopeful for appositive outcome - the release of her son. She told The 5th Estate today that Andrew is now unshackled, being treated respectfully and is hopeful that due process is moving forward as he received a visit today in La Mesa from a representative from the Baja Attorney General's office. Andrew said he trusts the Mexican judicial process, hopeful that his charges will be dropped and he will be released.

Robert S. Finnegan is a retired former investigative editor for The Jakarta Post, journalism professor, licensed legal investigator in the State of Alaska and Marine Corps NCO.  He resides permanently in Indonesia with his spouse, photojournalist Imas Kurniawati.


Former IRS head in contempt, Rovian ploy at refusal to testify fails:  NOW IT IS ROVE'S TURN


The House of Representatives has voted to hold for IRS director Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.

The resolution passed the House 231-187.

In addition the House passed a resolution requesting the appointment of a Special Counsel, which will now be forwarded to Attorney General Eric Holder for disposition.  

Lerner and the IRS are accused of illegally targeting "conservative groups" for tax status reviews.

Lerner has previously refused to answer congressional questions citing her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself.

Obama’s Bloodbath In Odessa : As Guilty As Anyone In Kiev

Obama's murdering CIA responsible for deaths; White House criminals continue to finance and incite Ukraine fascists to violence 

By Mike Whitney

“As the building was engulfed in flames, photos posted on Twitter showed people hanging out of windows and sitting on windowsills on several floors, possibly preparing to jump. Other images showed pro-regime elements celebrating the inferno. Some jeered on Twitter that “Colorado beetles are being roasted up in Odessa,” using a derogatory term for pro-Russian activists wearing St. George’s ribbons.”

– Mike Head, Washington responsible for fascist massacre in Odessa, World Socialist Web Site

“I think what’s happening now shows us who’s actually been orchestrating the process from the beginning. At first, the United States preferred to stay in the shadows, but now they’ve exposed themselves as the leaders of this whole process.”

– Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Members of the fascist Right Sector set fire to Odessa’s Trade Unions House on Friday killing 40 anti-coup activists who had retreated to the building to escape escalating street violence. Witnesses say that members of the Ukrainian security forces withdrew from the scene allowing the rightwing radicals to block the exits and firebomb the building forcing many to jump from open windows to the pavement below where they died on impact. The few who survived the fall were savagely beaten with clubs and chains by the nearly 300 extremist thugs who had gathered on the street. Much of the murderous provocation was caught on video including footage of the terrified occupants leaping to their deaths.

Just hours after the bloodbath took place in Odessa, President Obama praised the brutal crackdown in a joint-press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

Obama announced that, “The Ukrainian government has the right and responsibility to uphold law and order within its territory.” The president made no mention of the 40 victims who were burned alive or who jumped to their death trying to escape the fire. Nor did Obama offer his condolences to the families who lost loved one’s in the Nazi-ignited blaze. 

Instead, the president demanded that heavier penalties be levied on Moscow for its ‘defiance’ in Crimea where people were allowed to choose their own future through a referendum. 

Here’s a clip from the press conference transcript:

“We are united in our determination to impose costs on Russia for its actions, including through coordinated sanctions….And as Ukrainian forces move to restore order in eastern Ukraine, it is obvious to the world that these Russian-backed groups are not peaceful protesters. They are heavily armed militants who are receiving significant support from Russia. The Ukrainian government has the right and responsibility to uphold law and order within its territory, and Russia needs to use its influence over these paramilitary groups so they disarm and stop provoking violence… if the Russian leadership does not change course, it will face increasing costs as well as growing isolation, diplomatic and economic” (Wall Street Journal).

None of the victims of the tragedy were armed. None of them were Russian nationals. All of the people who were killed were identified as locals. There is no factual basis for Obama’s allegation that the “protestors… are heavily armed militants who are receiving significant support from Russia.” Obama’s claims are uncorroborated nonsense, fabrications and outright lies.

According to Obama, the coup government has “the right and responsibility to uphold law and order”, but (apparently) not to provide security for unarmed protestors who are burned alive by neo Nazis arsonists that perform their homicidal ritual in broad daylight while security troops look on approvingly. Do you see the flaw in Obama’s reasoning?

And what prompted Right Sector goons to stage the massacre when they had never done so before? Doesn’t that suggest that they must have gotten the green light from Kiev, which means, the attack must have been approved by Washington as well?

Is that where the bloody footprints lead; to the Oval Office?

Let’s suppose for a minute, that the White House was involved in the Odessa bloodbath. Wouldn’t that explain why the facts of the incident have not been accurately reported in any of the major media? Wouldn’t that explain why Obama failed to mention the incident in his press conference, or why the White House has not issued a statement condemning the perpetrators, or called for an independent investigation, or tried to interview any of the hundreds of eyewitnesses who saw what happened and reported the facts on Russian media?

Who authorized the attack on Odessa’s Trade Unions House? That’s what we want to know. Why did the Ukrainian Security Services withdraw and allow the fascist thugs to burn down the Zuccotti Park-like tent city in front of the building, chase the occupants into the building, painstakingly barricade the exits, and then hurl Molotov cocktails and stun grenades through the windows until the entire edifice was engulfed in flames?

Street fighting thugs don’t typically waste their time barricading exits unless it is part of a plan, a plan to create a big-enough incident to change the narrative of what is going on in the country.

But how does “changing the narrative” benefit Washington?

Well, just think of 9-11, for example: a “Pearl Harbor-type event” that changed all the rules and created the rational for curtailed civil liberties, authoritarian rule and perpetual war. Someone benefited from those changes, didn’t they?

Indeed. But how does that apply Ukraine and the Odessa tragedy?

Let’s say that Obama and his neocon advisors wanted to conceal what they’re really up to. Let’s say they felt they needed an excuse to justify NATO expansion, to block further EU-Russian economic integration, and to transform Ukraine into an anarchic, ungovernable failed state controlled by external powers. Let’s say Obama’s goals are not really altruistic after all, that he doesn’t really give a damn about democracy or freedom; that the real motive is the “pivot to Asia”, the dismemberment of the Russian Federation, the seizing of vital resources, and the control of China’s growth. So how does one achieve those goals without hoodwinking the public?

They don’t. Hoodwinking the public is an essential part any aggressive, imperialistic strategy, which is why western media has been embedded into the US Command Structure. The roll of propaganda is critical to the shaping of public opinion, garnering support for unpopular wars and policies, concealing the crimes of crooked politicians and outlaw corporatists, and diverting attention from the illicit, expansionist marauding of the Imperial state. In this case, Obama would rather propagate the fictitious narrative of an impending civil war then let people know what his real objectives are. The Odessa massacre fits perfectly into this strategy.

The incident suggests that deep ethnic and ideological differences are brewing just below the surface ready to explode at any minute into a full-blown civil war. But are they? The number of fascists in the country is actually quite small, probably just a few thousand altogether. That’s certainly not enough to incite a civil war. But, of course, the coup government can amplify their importance by giving them a free hand to carry out their murderous rampages, just as the media can magnify their importance by portraying their barbarous behavior as a symptom of deeply-rooted ethnic antagonisms that threaten to bubble up and rip Ukrainian society apart.

And that’s what they’ve done, isn’t it? The imposter government and the media have taken the rogue actions of a small group of bloodthirsty misfits, and patched together a story of a state that is on the fast-track to disintegration.

This isn’t the first time the US has tried to pull something like this off. In 2006, the Bush administration used a similar tactic in Iraq. That’s when Samarra’s Golden Dome Mosque was blown up in an effort to change the public’s perception of the conflict from an armed struggle against foreign occupation into a civil war. Bush wanted to use psy-ops (psychological operation) to shift attention away from US causalities (from an effective Sunni-led resistance) to a fictitious religious war between Sunni and Shia. The bombing of the third most sacred shrine in Islam, was expected to provide the Pearl Harbor-type event that would make the new narrative seem credible.

The media, of course, pushed the civil war trope as expected, even though the story unraveled some years later in an investigative piece that popped up in the New York Times. Here’s a blurb from the article titled “One Year Later, Golden Mosque still in Ruins” by Marc Santora:

“A caretaker at the shrine described what happened on the day of the attack, insisting on anonymity because he was afraid that talking to an American could get him killed. The general outline of his account was confirmed by American and Iraqi officials.

The night before the explosion, he said, just before the 8 p.m. curfew on Feb. 21, 2006, on the Western calendar, men dressed in commando uniforms like those issued by the Interior Ministry entered the shrine.

The caretaker said he had been beaten, tied up and locked in a room.

Throughout the night, he said, he could hear the sound of drilling as the attackers positioned the explosives, apparently in such a way as to inflict maximum damage on the dome”. (NY Times)

Clearly, if the men were men dressed in “commando uniforms like those issued by the Interior Ministry”, then the logical place to begin an investigation would be the Interior Ministry. (which was working hand in glove with US Intelligence agencies.) But there’s never been an investigation and the caretaker has never been asked to testify about what he saw on the night of the bombing. However, if he is telling the truth, we cannot exclude the possibility that paramilitary contractors (mercenaries) or special-ops (intelligence) agents working out of the Interior Ministry may have destroyed the mosque to create the appearance of a looming civil war.

The Times also added, “What is clear is that the attack was carefully planned and calculated”.

True again. We can see from the extent of the damage that the job was carried out by demolition experts and not merely “insurgents or terrorists” with explosives. Simple forensic tests and soil samples could easily determine the composition of the explosives and point out the real perpetrators.

The Times even provides a motive for the attack: “Bad people used this incident to divide Iraq on a detestable sectarian basis.”

Precisely. The Bush administration used the incident to change the storyline from foreign occupation to civil war, thus, creating the rational for ongoing US occupation. The civil war meme provided cover for the “Salvador Option”, “the Surge”, massive ethnic cleansing, death squads, Abu Ghraib, and more than a decade of US-sponsored terror which turned Iraq into a decimated third world scrapheap incapable of providing food, water or security for its people. “Mission accomplished”.

Now it’s on to Ukraine where another set of distortions, fabrications and lies are being used to pull the wool over the public’s eyes once again. This time “Hitler” Putin is the source of all the evildoing. Forget about the State Department’s role in toppling the democratically-elected government in Kiev. Forget about the snipers who killed peaceful protestors in Maidan Square and who are tied to Washington’s junta government. Forget about CIA Director John Brennan’s visit to Kiev just hours before the first government crackdown. Forget Joe Biden’s visit to Kiev just hours before the second government crackdown. Forget that, according to a report on Sunday by AFP, that:

“Dozens of specialists from the US Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation are advising the Ukrainian government…. helping Kiev end the rebellion in the east of Ukraine and set up a functioning security structure…” (“CIA, FBI agents ‘advising Ukraine government‘: report”, AFP)

Forget that Obama hasn’t produced a shred of evidence to prove that Moscow is involved in the turmoil in the East. Forget that the United States has been at the center of every major conflagration in every part of the world for the last two decades. Forget about the 40 people who were incinerated in a conflict that is 100 percent Washington’s doing and for which Barack Obama is personally responsible. Forget all of that and just remember this one thing: “Putin is evil. Putin is Hitler. Putin is cause of everything that’s wrong in the world.” Putin. Putin. Putin. Bad. Bad. Bad.

Got that?

Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, summed up the feelings of many observers who’ve followed the outrageous developments in Odessa when he said ‘the government in Kiev “bears direct responsibility, and is complicit in these criminal activities. They allowed extremists and radicals to burn unarmed people alive. And I stress that these people were unarmed … The people who justify this punitive operation… are up to their elbows in blood.” (RT)

Obama is just as guilty as anyone in Kiev. Maybe guiltier.

Mike Whitney lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a Kindle edition. He can be reached at

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U.S. Military Intensifies Training For War With China

Obama determined to start WWIII in order to save himself and his criminal regime

By James Cogan

The U.S. military and those of its major allies are carrying out a heightened tempo of training exercises and personnel exchanges across Asia, underscoring the fact that the Obama administration’s “pivot,” or rebalance, to the region is centrally aimed at preparing for a war with China.

Since the pivot was formally announced in November 2011, annual or biennial military exercises have taken on an increasingly menacing character and scope. The training rehearses the integration of the armed forces of other countries into US war plans.

These plans include “AirSea Battle,” which envisages missile and air assaults on command-and-control and other military targets across mainland China, operations to destroy the Chinese Navy and Air Force and a naval blockade of key Asian sea lanes to cut off China’s access to energy supplies and raw materials. This week, the details were announced of the 2014 “Rim of the Pacific” or “RIMPAC” exercise. RIMPAC, which is hosted by the US Pacific Fleet in the waters surrounding Hawaii, began in 1971. It is the world’s largest naval training operation. From late June, a “combined task force” of 47 warships, six submarines and 200 aircraft, with 25,000 personnel, from 23 countries, will conduct more than a month of exercises.

Historically, the main RIMPAC participants have been the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. In 2010, the invited countries expanded to include New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Peru, France and the Netherlands. In 2012, the number swelled again to involve India, Mexico, the Philippines, Tonga, Norway and Russia.

This year, amid the sharp tensions over Ukraine, Russia declined to participate. China, however, accepted an invitation. The Chinese Navy is reportedly sending four ships—a destroyer, a frigate, a refuelling vessel and a hospital ship.

The invitation to Beijing followed an outcry in the Chinese media that China’s previous exclusion demonstrated the aggressive character of the “pivot.” The inclusion of a few Chinese ships is intended to shore up Washington’s threadbare claims that its plan to concentrate 60 percent of its Navy and Air Force in Asia is not directed at China. It will also enable the US military to acquire intelligence and insights by observing its Chinese counterparts at close quarters.

Under overall US command, an Australian and a Japanese admiral will be the deputy and vice commanders of the assembled armada this year. A Canadian admiral will command the naval component; an Australian officer will command the air component; and a US marine general will direct the land component. A special forces component has been included in the exercises for the first time.

The Chinese ships will join exercises in which the scenario is disaster relief—responding to an earthquake, tsunami or typhoon. They are also slated to participate in an “interdiction” exercise, commanded by the US Coast Guard, based on scenarios of combatting piracy. The Chinese Navy joined anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden last year.

In late July, the US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, amphibious assault ship Peleliu, and destroyers, frigates and submarines from closely allied countries will take part in what the US Navy describes as “large-scale, multilateral, unscripted exercises.” The scenario will see them rehearse operations to “restore freedom of navigation”—that is, destroy enemy ships and aircraft in contested waters—and land marines and special forces to seize back control of territory.

RIMPAC is above all aimed at familiarising the navies of other countries with functioning as part of a US-commanded fleet deployed to control the sea lanes between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Further military exercises are rehearsing other aspects of the AirSea Battle plan.

In recent months, the US Navy has already carried out its own intensive live fire exercises. Exercise Koa Kai in January and Multi-Sail in March featured destroyers, frigates and cruisers based in Hawaii and San Diego testing missile systems, torpedoes, depth charges, guns and air defence weapons.

In February, thousands of Thai and US troops took part in the Cobra Gold exercise, the largest annual ground war simulation in the Asia-Pacific. In April–May, US and Thai navies practised anti-submarine operations in the approaches to the Strait of Malacca—the region’s most important sea lane.

In March–April, 7,500 US and 3,500 Korean marines, backed by 20 warships and aircraft, rehearsed beach landings. A detachment of 130 Australian troops also took part. In April, the US and South Korea held their largest-ever joint air force exercise, with over 100 jet fighters and bombers drilling for an outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula.

This week, 3,500 Filipino and 2,500 US troops, with a small contingent of Australians, began the annual “Balikatan” exercises. Philippines Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario bluntly stated that the operations would prepare for conflict arising from “excessive and expansive maritime and territorial claims” and “aggressive patterns of behaviour”—a reference to the Philippines’ territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea. The US has just concluded a basing agreement with the Philippines allowing unfettered access for American forces to the country’s military facilities.

In August, the Australian Air Force will host “Pitch Black,” with up to 100 aircraft from Australia, the US, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, France, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. It is among the largest air exercises in the region, making use of Australia’s remote Delamere and Bradley training ranges, in the country’s north, near Darwin, to test air-to-air combat, air-to ground bombing attacks, ground-to-air missile systems and other operations.

A force of 1,250 American marines who deployed from California in March for a six-month basing rotation in Darwin, are conducting exercises to acclimatise them to fighting conditions in South East Asia and working with Australian troops. In 2011, when the “pivot” was announced, the Australian Labor government agreed to the stationing of an entire US marine task force of 2,500 troops in Darwin, along with supporting ships and aircraft, by 2017. To control the sea lanes through the Indonesian archipelago, military analysts have speculated that US and Australian troops would be deployed on the shores of the narrow Sunda and Lombok straits to establish anti-shipping missile systems.

The US military presently conducts over 170 major exercises or drills in the Asia-Pacific each year, in virtually every country in the region, and hundreds of lower profile activities. In Indonesia alone, at least 200 small-scale training operations take place annually between the American and Indonesian militaries, while up to 500 Indonesian officers are sent for training in the US. In 2013, the US conducted more than 75 activities, exchanges and visits with the Malaysian military.

While military inter-operability is a key consideration in all these exercises, Washington is also seeking to entrench a pro-US alignment within the armed forces of the region, in anticipation of anti-war opposition emerging within the working class.

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Pentagon Buys Equipment for Ukraine Border Guards, Regular Army

Obama/CIA refuse to give up following failed Kiev CIA coup, supplying more than stale MRE's to Ukrainian fascists


The US Department of Defense has confessed to providing Ukrainian border guards and the regular army with US-funded equipment.

Obama, CIA, Pentagon sending fascists more than MRE's
“To date, using Cooperative Threat Reduction funds, Embassy Kiev has purchased and delivered fuel pumps, concertina wire, vehicle batteries, spare parts, binoculars [and] communications gear [for] the Ukrainian border guards for use in monitoring and securing their borders,” US Army Col. Steven Warren said late Tuesday at a Pentagon press conference.
The DOD confirmed on its official webpage that the funds for the locally purchased equipment effectively stemmed
from the US coffers. 

“Ukraine’s border guard has received a large percentage of the US-funded equipment it requested,” the message said.

Col. Warren also emphasized that the US aid came as both equipment for Ukraine’s border guards and supplies for its regular armed forces.

Moscow has been critical of the West’s involvement in the Ukrainian crisis on the side of the country’s self-styled interim government, with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs voicing concerns about the buildup of foreign forces in Ukraine, including a group of well-trained US mercenaries.

Last month, the Russian Foreign Ministry said it had reports that some 150 agents from the Greystone military firm were implicated in a crackdown on protesters in eastern Ukraine. Greystone later denied these reports.

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

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.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of



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

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.



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.



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...



UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak


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Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...



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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 . . .



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.