Wednesday, May 21, 2014

USMC Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Held in Mexico Jail Now For 51 Days : 911 Call Video


Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been held in a Mexican prison since March 31, when he says he accidentally crossed the border into Mexico with three legally registered firearms in his vehicle.

USMC Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi
Having relocated to San Diego only days before, Tahmooressi was on his way to dinner with friends and still had most of his possessions in his car, since he was still looking for a permanent place to live. San Ysidro, where he was meeting his friends for dinner, is only 1.7 miles from the Mexican border.

For those who don’t live near a border and have a hard time understanding how quickly one can accidentally cross it, Blaze Radio host Mike Slater — who can be heard on San Diego’s KFMB on weekdays — drove the route Tahmooressi took, filming the whole thing.

“It all goes so fast,” Slater told Glenn Beck on Monday. “You’re going south on [Interstate 5] and you’re going 75 mph. And then you’re there!”

Slater showed how, after Tahmooressi missed his intended exit, he would’ve had to rapidly cut across five lanes of traffic in order to turn around before the border crossing. Moreover, the sign warning of the last U-turn is small, blue and unlit, Slater added, and Tahmooressi was driving at night.

Sgt. Tahmooressi with mother Jill
Tahmooressi was able to speak with the Associated Press earlier this month, and said he thought that he would be able to explain that he wanted to turn around when he reached the border. A recently released 911 call Tahmooressi made shortly after crossing the border seems to confirm the decorated veteran crossed the border accidentally and was just trying to turn around.

But Mexican police quickly surrounded Tahmooressi and placed him with the general population in La Mesa Penitentiary, one of the most dangerous prisons in Mexico.

After “hit men” threatened to rape and torture him to death, Tahmooressi escaped, but was quickly recaptured. He was then moved to solitary confinement, where his hands and feet were chained to a bed for over thirty days. Tahmooressi has now been transferred to a maximum security facility roughly 40 miles outside of Tijuana. If convicted, he could serve up to 21 years in a Mexican prison for carrying his firearms across the border.

Beck remarked: “He has endured over a month of what any honest individual would describe as torture, both physically and mentally — especially for a guy suffering already from post traumatic stress from the war that you and I asked him to go fight.”

“You’d think the same type of people who complain and file lawsuits when terrorists are forced to listen to loud music at [Guantanamo] would be outraged that one of our own has been chained to his bed for a month!” Beck continued. “Under the current administration’s watch, last year 36,000 convicted criminals were released. … It’d be nice to see our administration fight just as hard for just one Marine to be released as well on the other side.”

It will be a bloody affair indeed for Mexicans if USMC Veterans have to take action to secure the release of Sgt. Tahmooressi

Beck said it is crucial that Americans “make some noise” before the hearing on May 29, when Mexican officials will make a statement to the judge handling Tahmooressi’s case.

“Call your congressman. Call your senator. Call anybody that will listen,” Beck urged.

“Maybe you could just tweet a picture of yourself holding one of these,” he added, holding up a#FreeTahmooressi sign, similar to the viral hashtag #BringBackOurGirls first lady Michelle Obama tweeted for schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram.

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Obama Justifies Drone Strikes On U.S. Citizens - Killings On American Soil Next

Manufacturers, operators of illegal drones will also be targeted on U.S. soil for retribution; Americans now completely justified in shooting down Satanic CIA murder machines from American skies



The Obama administration plans to disclose a secret memo describing its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.

Satanic drone manufacturers and operators will be targeted
The Justice Department has decided not to appeal a court order requiring disclosure of a redacted version of the memo. 

That's according to two administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were authorized to discuss the matter by name.

The U.S. used a drone strike in Yemen in September 2011 to kill Anwar Al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida leader born in the U.S. Some critics complained that it was illegal for the U.S. to kill American citizens away from the battlefield without a trial.

The American Civil Liberties Union and The New York Times sued under the Freedom of Information Act for the memo's release.

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White House Scrambles To Contain VA Murders As Scandal Spreads To More States, VA Hospitals

Hundreds of VA whistle-blowers now emerging from woodwork; Carney attempts to lie way out of yet another scandal, will go to prison with Obamaite criminal murderers of Veterans as accessory after the fact

By Juliet Eilperin and Ed O’Keefe

The White House announced Tuesday that it is dispatching one of President Obama’s top aides to investigate deaths allegedly connected to a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix, part of the administration’s efforts to contain growing outrage over delays in treatment and rigged recordkeeping at veterans hospitals.

Disgusting hypocrites, liars, murderers Obama, Shinseki
Rob Nabors, a White House deputy chief of staff, has been assigned to assist top VA officials in probing allegations of wrongdoing by staffers at the Phoenix facility and elsewhere. 

He will be meeting with Arizona hospital officials Thursday after meeting Wednesday with representatives from several veterans organizations in Washington, according to the White House.

Republicans have seized on the recent VA allegations as potential fodder for this fall’s midterm elections, and a few GOP senators have called for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. Obama“has confidence” in Shinseki, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who added that administration officials will wait for the results of an internal review at the VA before taking any action against high-ranking officials.

The controversy is particularly acute for Obama, who has joined with first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of his vice president, in focusing on veterans’ issues as a hallmark of his administration. The White House has pressed successfully for more federal funding for VA, expanded the list of what qualifies for disability treatment and urged private-sector firms to employ veterans once they return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

VA’s inspector general is looking into allegations by a former clinic director in Phoenix that up to 40 veterans died while waiting for treatment at a VA hospital while staffers disguised the wait times that patients faced. Shinseki is conducting his own review with the help of Nabors, who was temporarily assigned last week to help the agency overhaul its practices.

“We are of the view that the kinds of allegations we have seen need to be investigated rigorously, and once we have all the facts, accountable individuals need to be held to account,” Carney said. “The investigation needs to continue and needs to be completed, and then we can assess what the facts are.”

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has said that firing Shinseki would only hamper the administration’s ability to address “systemic” issues at the department. But House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) said Tuesday morning that he was “disturbed” by reports suggesting that Obama first learned of the allegations against the VA through news reports.

“It is time for our president to come forward and take responsibility for this and do the right thing by these veterans and begin to show that he actually cares about getting it straight,” Cantor told reporters.

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) — an Iraq war veteran, double-amputee and former VA assistant secretary — said in an interview late Monday that the recent allegations are similar to problems she faced at the department from 2009 to 2011.

FILTHY LIAR:  Carney will burn with master Obama
“I’m not surprised, because it’s such a large network that you’re going to find problems,” Duckworth said.

But she expressed support for Shinseki and said he should not resign.

“I think he should fix it,” Duckworth said. “I’m not trying to put words in his mouth here, but I would think that he would want to fix it.”

When asked whether the allegations could affect Obama’s legacy of helping the nation’s military veterans, Duckworth took a long pause before answering.

“It’s hard, because Mrs. Obama has done so much and Mrs. Biden has done so much and I see that as part of the president’s push,” she said. “I think he’s relied on Secretary Shinseki, but we could use his personal attention at this point.”

Obama said at a news conference last month that he took the VA allegations “very seriously,” and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that the president was “madder than hell” about it.

Republican National Committee press secretary Kirsten Kukowski sent an e-mail to reporters Monday — with the tag­line “Mad” — mocking Obama for learning about the VA controversy from CNN, which first reported the Phoenix allegations.

Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Jerry Moran (D-Kan.), have called for Shinseki’s resignation, and the issue has become a hot topic in some midterm races. Cornyn went further Tuesday by suggesting that Obama should withdraw the nomination of Jeffrey Murawsky to serve as the new VA undersecretary for veterans health. “Instead of nominating a reformer from outside the VA system,” Cornyn said that Obama opted to nominate a “career administrator” from within the department’s ranks.

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) said in an interview Monday that politicization of the issue would be “unconscionable.” He said representatives of service organizations who testified before his committee last week agreed that VA continues to provide quality health care to veterans.

“Obviously, there’s an issue that we must focus on — the issue of access and getting veterans into the system and, very significantly, the issue of waiting times,” Sanders said. 

“We can’t confuse the fact that health care in the system is good, but we have issues with waiting times.”

Carney said a chronic backlog of veterans’ disability claims at VA had been cut nearly in half over the past year. But he said the VA network has been strained by new policies streamlining disability claims for those exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War or suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“This has put significant stress on the system, but it is absolutely the right thing to do,” Carney said.

Military service members who served in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001, gave a mixed review of the agency in aWashington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll conducted last year. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said VA is doing an “only fair” or “poor” job of meeting the needs of military veterans, while 38 percent described the job VA is doing as “excellent” or “good.”

White House criminals will pay a high price for murders
Of veterans who use VA for health coverage, however, 82 percent said their overall physical health needs were being met “very” or “somewhat” well, compared with 17 percent who said they were not being met well.

On Wednesday, House lawmakers are expected to approve the VA Accountability Act, a bill sponsored by House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), that would make it easier to fire any “poorly performing” senior VA employees and managers.

Miller and his colleagues wrote the bill in response to a year-long committee investigation that found at least 20 “preventable veteran deaths” in the VA system. The probe also determined that more than 50 veterans were seriously harmed by delays in endoscopies and other procedures in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and other states. The majority of the deaths occurred in 2010 and 2011, according to the report.

“With all the problems VA hospitals and regional offices have recently had and new issues continually arising, we need to give the VA Secretary the authority he needs to fix things,” Miller said in a statement.

Some Democrats have become more vocal in expressing disappointment with the Obama administration’s handling of veterans issues. In Michigan, Rep. Gary Peters, who is running for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat, wrote in a letter to Shinseki on Monday that ensuring that veterans are receiving proper medical care is “the most pressing and immediate issue.”

“We’ve got to get to the point where we don’t need a congressional or senatorial office to help you get into the system,” Peters said in an interview. “It’s got to work seamlessly for our veterans.”

Scott Clement and Peyton M. Craighill contributed to this report.

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Shale Gas : Another White House Lie

Oil company criminals, Obama thieves see end of the road for petro mega-dollars, rush to suck last drops of revenue from U.S. reserves leaving a blasted-out, polluted America in their wake:  Americans pay record gas prices as U.S. oil glut emboldens Congress traitors to call for lifting of export bans - despite foreign oil "dependence" still being claimed a "national security issue"

By Vladimir Odintsov

The world has long accepted that in the name of world domination, Washington often resorts to a policy of lies and is ready to sacrifice the fundamental interests of residents in other nations. In aiming for world hegemony, it does not hesitate to launch propaganda campaigns which include not only puppet media, but even U.S. State Secretaries. 

Greed-driven Americans sell souls to oil companies
One need only remember Colin Powell who has “entered history” after he waved around some kind of vial before the UN Council to justify America’s armed aggression against Iraq. 

This relay of lies was gladly taken up by current State Secretary John Kerry who gave false testimony about Al Qaeda’s influence on Syrian insurgents and who has more recently “accused” Russia of inciting the unrest in Ukraine. 

In reality, the people in Ukraine, Libya, Iraq and Syria were nothing but hostages in the interventions organised by Washington to obtain a strategic advantage in various corners of the earth and numerous sectors, including the energy industry, through establishing control over the energy resources market. 

Washington has no equals in its intolerance for any competition either in the economic or the political arena as it is not even above stepping on anyone, even an ally. Let us remember the global financial crisis in 2008 in particular. Instigated by America’s oligarchic elite, it resulted in various White House schemes to drag the European currency system into this crisis, robbing it of any possibility to reinforce itself amidst a falling dollar while preventing international transactions from moving from the dollar to the euro, which was an option seriously considered by many countries.

Shale gas extraction polluting, destroying U.S. for naked profit
The White House is presently acting in similar fashion by imposing “sanctions” against Russia, who is now edging Washington out of the core at the centre of international politics and thus influencing the drop in ratings for the present Washington administration not only within the U.S. but abroad as well. 

At the same time, Washington is clearly ignoring the fact that Europe is the one most affected and suffering from these “sanctions”. The White House’s “American helping hand” comes in the form of actively pushing its own variety of “energy independence” from Russia and other nations exporting traditional energy resources. This “saviour” takes the shape of so-called shale gas and shale oil as the States are ready to meet Europe’s energy needs by supplying them with American-made shale fuel while also helping them process the raw material directly in Europe.

However, we must stop and examine this closer: is this new raw material truly a panacea from being energy dependent on Russia or is it another deceitful trick by the White House?

Although shale gas was first extracted in America in 1821, “shale gas fever” truly gripped the U.S. only in the 21st century. The technology that was collecting dust for half a century in the archives due to its catastrophic side effects and which was accurately dubbed by environmentalists as “environmental terrorism” was reanimated after two notorious key White House figures got their hands on it – former CIA director John Mark Deutch and U.S. Vice President (earlier the Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board at Halliburton) Dick Cheney. It was under their pressure that in 2005, Congress suddenly legalised the use of fracking and chemicals right next to sources of drinking water without any sort of control during the extraction of shale gas. The law has even received the name of the “Halliburton Loophole” thanks to its greatest lobbyist Dick Cheney. In 2010, the report on “The Benefits of Shale Gas for Investors” blew up in the stock markets thanks in no small part to former CIA Director John Mark Deutch, who was one of the main co-authors of the document and who is currently a member of the Supervisory Boards at Cheniere Energy and Schlumberger, which stand at the fountainhead of the shale revolution.

Americans continue to pay record prices despite oil glut
According to official American statistics, over the last year, the country saw the extraction of oil and gas rise to its 20-year maximum thanks to developing technologies like hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which allowed companies to extract shale hydrocarbons even from cliff deposits. The technological process whereby a mixture of water and chemicals is pumped into shales to extract the shale gas and oil also generates a large volume of waste water. As the number of fields where hydrocarbons are extracted through fracking increases, so do the number of reports coming in from Texas to Ohio and even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stating that after using this extraction method, the groundwater was contaminated with methane and glycol, there was a widespread poisoning of the soil and, as a result, a worsening of the living conditions for both the residents and their animals in these areas. Poisonous methane seeps from the wells into the plumbing of American homes thus turning this “goldmine” into a powder keg, which results in the spontaneous combustion of numerous dwellings. The water burns in Texas and in Louisiana, while the shale revolution has touched a total of 48 states.

The Wall Street Journal examined the registry and the data on wells drilling for natural gas in over 700 counties in 11 key production states. The journal found that the homes of at least 15.3 million Americans are located within a single mile from natural gas wells which have been operating since 2000. This is greater than the population of states like New York or Michigan.

However, recently American residents have been even more alarmed at the sharp increase in seismic activity around the areas where shale deposits are being extracted. The injection of fracking chemicals between 2000 and 2013 has led to a six-fold increase in earthquakes in the central part of the country, notes the U.S. Geological Survey. Leading geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park (California) Art McGarr stated that “Earthquakes began after we switched from regular drilling to hydraulic fracturing”. Seismologist at Oklahoma’s Geological Agency Austin Holland added this expert conclusion: “Since 2009, the number of earthquake reports in Oklahoma has increased by 40 times as compared with the previous three decades. They are occurring with increasing frequency near the Arbuckle formation, where fracturing fluids have been injected to a depth of 1.8-3km.”

Bush criminals gave oil companies license to rape, pollute
The topic of shale earthquakes was discussed at the annual conference of the Seismological Society of America which took place between April 30 and May 2, 2014 in the city of Anchorage, Alaska. In his speech at the conference, geophysicist Art McGarr from the U.S. Geological Survey directly stated that the “sheer volume of injected water is a factor that affects the magnitude of earthquakes, while the frequency of injections affects the frequency of their occurrence”. Fearing that this reckless behaviour on the part of energy companies that are only in it for corporate profits will lead to their roofs collapsing right on top of everyday Americans, they are uniting throughout the United States in a protest movement, demanding strict regulations and even prohibiting the extraction of shale deposits. However, American companies, even recognising the disastrous nature of their actions, feign ignorance, turning a blind eye to the protests by their citizens and instead put all of their efforts into trying to export this technology into Europe and other regions in the world, actively manipulating the catchy slogan created by the White House of “freedom from Russian energy dependence”.

These shale politics dictated by Washington to Poland are already being put into practice with a “helping hand” from American companies like Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Conoco Phillips as well as Canadian Talisman and Nexen. However, even this country has already met with the reverse side of American support and a conflict is now brewing. Polish farmers have been fighting Chevron for almost a year, blocking the entrances to areas designated for drilling with their tractors due to the growing fears that groundwater will be contaminated and seismic activity will increase. Despite efforts by American companies to smooth over the growing conflict by spreading information that the technology used in the extraction of shale gas is perfectly safe, the lies used in these tactics are confirmed by the recent $19 million fine against Chevron for contaminating the environment in Ecuador.

Brazen oil company swine believe they can rape and pollute at will, continue to screw American public while laughing all the way to the criminal banks that aid and abet them

This resulted in a number of companies turning away from surveying for any new shale gas deposits in Poland: French Total, American Marathon Oil and Exxon and Canadian Talisman Energy, who were joined by the Italian Eni in January of this year.

Apart from Poland, protests also overwhelmed the Dutch town of Groningen and the nearby regions causing the Dutch government to decrease its production of shale gas, which has triggered a number of earthquakes in the region and caused serious damage to local structures.

In recent months, the “American helping hand” was extended by the White House to Ukraine, where Shell was able to ride the wave of political uncertainty to a contract for the extraction of shale gas in the heavily populated region of western Ukraine. However, neither U.S. State Secretary aid Victoria Nuland nor Senator John McCain said anything to Ukrainian residents about the dangers of fracking technology during their visits to the country.

Is it even worth telling them? After all, the White House isn’t worried about the problems of Ukraine and other countries since it decides on its own who gets to know how much truth!

Vladimir Odintsov, political commentator, exclusively for the internet magazine “New Eastern Outlook."

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