Roi Tov: Western Instigated Putsch in Egypt!

Anak! To fill one's mouth with water, is a Hebrew idiom meaning refusing to comment. It successfully describes the reaction of the Israeli Administration and the Hebrew media to the ongoing
putsch in Egypt. It was obvious that Israel supports the coup d'etat that deposed President Morsi, who is closely related to the Muslim Brotherhood. Yet, saying that openly was taboo. Endangering the Seven Seas,, they filled their mouths with water. Thus, while preparing this article, I just browsed the Hebrew media for pictures of the event. Their chit-chat was irrelevant. Egypt July 2013: Prayers amidst a coup d'etat. Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America. I found a good one in the largest paid newspaper Yediot Ahronot. While downloading it, I noticed its strange name. Since I write my articles on Notepad, skipping html writing software after a fastidious failed attack in 2009, I need to edit the name, or at least to introduce it manually into the articles. Commercial websites feature machine generated names. These are long strings of random numbers and letters to avoid duplicate names. Yet, this picture, reproduced at the top of this page, was different. It shows an Egyptian man and reads Revolution in Egypt. The file name was anak, which is Hebrew for giant. Other images in the article were named anak 1, anak 2, and so on, creating an alliteration that left no room for considering this a random fluke of their publishing software. Egypt July 2013, Protests and a coup d'etat. State Violence and Genocide in Latin America. In a minimalistic way intended for those understanding its culture, Israel was showing its joy for yet another successful tampering with the Arab World. Giant! Great 1! Great 2! We were involved! The Mark of the Beast. Shhhh! It is a secret! Surprisingly, not even the Egyptians know what happened. Was that a coup d'etat by the military? Was the event a legitimate application of unknown constitutional clauses? Was it a military putsch, a popular revolution, or just regular protests that went out of control? Can a general appear on the television and announce that the President is deposed? Does Colonel General Abdul Fatah al Sisi, Chairman of the Supreme Council pf the Armed Forces of Egypt, think that Egypt is another South American banana republic saying Amen to a CIA Operation Condor? Who gave him such illegitimate authority? Reports were odd even after the event. Morsi supporters claimed that he still was the president while the army announced he was under custody together with Muslim Brotherhood leaders, while a Justice was sworn as temporary president. As these lines are written, blood is being spilled on Cairo's streets after the Friday's prayers.  

Dr. Kevin Barrett, Editor: Egypt needs a real Islamic revolution!

This is what an Islamic revolution looks like. Thus ends Islamic Revolution lite. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has fallen in a coup d'etat. Morsi's demise marks the end of the Muslim Brotherhood's failed strategy of accomodation with the West. Nobody denies that the majority of Egyptians won Egypt's first ever free and fair elections. But Egypt's Western backed secularist comprador elite was not ready for real democracy. They were not willing to accept the results of free and fair elections. So with the help of their Western paymasters, they hamstrung Egypt's economy, pointed the finger of blame at Morsi, duped impressionable young people into flooding the streets, and engineered a coup d'etat. The anti-Morsi coup has strangled Egypt's democracy in its cradle. It may also have ended the Muslim Brotherhood's misguided, hopeless attempt to Islamize Egyptian society while remaining in the Western orbit. Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood made a terrible mistake by forging an alliance with the West and its regional puppets. The Brotherhood has become a tool of the Zionist dominated West, which seeks to divide and conquer the Middle East by fomenting a sectarian civil war between Sunni and Shia Muslims. Shaykh Yusuf al Qaradawi, once respected Brotherhood intellectual, has disgraced himself by becoming a spokesman for Zionist instigated, Saudi assisted anti Shia sectarianism. Perhaps President Morsi thought that if he respected the the West's dictates to join their war on Syria, keep the Gaza border closed, maintain the Camp David surrender treaty, enslave future generations of Egyptians to the International Monetary Fund, and let the Egyptian Army continue to rule as it did under Mubarak, he would be allowed to add a bit more shariah to the Egyptian civil code. It was a devil's bargain to begin with. And the devil did not even keep the bargain. President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood need to go back and study the works of the Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, the father of the political Islamic awakening that is shaking the globe. Ayatollah Khomeini insisted that there is no room for sectarianism in the Islamic awakening. Muslims are Muslims first and foremost, whether they follow the Hanafi, Malaki, Hanbali, Shafiyi, or Ja'fari law schools. The Muslim Brotherhood should stop inciting sectarianism, and stand up for Islamic unity. Secondly, Ayatollah Khomeini understood that all Muslims have a moral obligation to side with the world's oppressed, the mustazafin, in the struggle against their oppressors. The resistance against empire, apartheid, Zionism, aggressive war, and all forms of racism and injustice is also the struggle of all Muslims.  

Jim W. Dean: The West on Egypt, Hyprocrisy on Steroids!

An Egyptian Nails the West on Morsi and the Brotherhood. People power wins twice in a row, so far. Egypt's Revolution II continues to roll out as we had anticipated from reading the tea leaves, so far. The main Western hypocrites have been performing on queue, also as expected. But they should be more embarrassed this time. Although the Snowden case wiped the Syrian news off the news, it did not wipe out our memory banks. So when we hear British, American, and French foreign ministers uttering concern over the removal of a democratic government, we almost have to excuse ourselves to not throw up in public. Such comments from such officials are proof that they consider all the rest of us morons with memories that don't last more than a day, or a few days for the really smart people. They all have been calling for the continuing, actually an escalation of the terror campaign against an elected Assad government, of which I am not a fan, but I am also not a voter there. The young people of Egypt did not reach out to foreign militia training in neighboring countries, and to be armed and paid by the citizens of their country, so they could bathe Egypt in blood. They have not called for Western heavy weapons, or a No Fly Zone over the Muslim Brotherhood. They have not called on the Israelis to crank up the car and truck bombing campaigns that they are known in the world wide Intel community for being very talented. No Muslim Brotherhood leader has been assassinated, had his head cut off on cellphone video, or his family members taken hostage. All these things are being done
by democratic Western countries and the Persian Gulf state proxies. One of them, Qatar, was a big funding supporting or the brotherhood, which with their years of on the ground organizational experience gave them a substantial advantage over their first time fractured political opponents. Some Muslim Brotherhood leaders are arrested. Will they be charged with corruption? Although the MB had a long history of underground ant-Mubarak resistance, were could not know if that was motivated for Egypt's or the MB's benefit or who was supporting them behind the scenes. What appears to have
happened in the past year is that the Egyptian people found out. I as aware that the original revolutionaries, the Egyptian young people had collected 22 million signatures against the Brotherhood rule. But I did not know, which I just learned today, that they have collected these in just a month! It was an astounding accomplishment. And those wanting to tag Egypt Rev II as a coup are giving away their hand how scared to death they are of their own youth pulling of something similar and hooking up with their own army to make a few changes.   


Roi Tov, columnist: July 4: 51st State Adopts Sunday!

Most Americans ignore the stand of most Israelis regarding American culture. While visiting the Holy Land they are exposed almost exclusively to the English speaking, anglophile minority. If listening to the radio, they will find out British pop music is more popular the American one, an odd result of the English Mandate. The television shows a lot of British programs with Hebrew subtitles: even so many after I left, British accent sounds to me as the correct one. English schools favored English accent to the American one until a few years ago. Hebrew internet is more American oriented, foreigners are unlikely to notice that. Yet, despite that, and despite both the UK and the USA being key supporters of the Zionist Utopia, the USA is widely considered a low quality culture, a single use instantly ready item intended to be discarded as soon as possible. Upper echelons of the Israeli society are economically dependent on the USA. The small oligarchy running the country got rich in dollars, trading wheat, oil and chemicals with Uncle Obama et al. Expectedly, they are indefagitably marketing USA to the people. The Americanization of Israel is a recurrent topic in Israeli media. Adding to this fact that also the State of Israel is dependent on the USA in several strategic resources, and the fact that many Israelis consider Israel as the 51st State of the Union is not surprising. July 4, 2013, was not declared an official holiday in Israel, but shortly before a dramatic change in its holidays was announced. While preparing this article, I found the picture above. Hilarious to Israelis,the joke would be lost on Americans. Masada shall not fall a second time! Many years ago, a young Benjamin Netanyahu participated in such an event, where Israeli soldiers swear allegiance to their country. In his case, the oath was superfluous, he grew grew up among Zealots. What is the source of this odd choice? Two millennia ago, Masada was an impressive fortress overlooking the Dead Sea. A small Jewish sect related to the Zealots occupied it and withstood the Roman siege for a few years. Surrounded by high cliffs on all sides, an early version of the modern Israeli wall around the Palestinian territories, the place seemed unconquerable. Food reserves within the walls and sophisticated wells ensured the survival in the arid landscape. Yet, the Romans were resourceful and built a ramp all all the way up. Nowadays it is called the Snake Way, due to its undulating shape around the cliffs, and it is still the only way to reach the top by foot, the nearby cable car is a modern contrivance. When the Romans reached the top, Masada's people committed suicide to avoid captivity. Only one woman and her children survived to tell the tale. Masada drives Israel, the event is at the core of any analysis performed by Zionist leaders.

Veterans Today: Is a Palestinian Peace a Mirage or a Dream?

Netanyahu signals readiness to consider 2002 Arab peace plan. Is Bibi trying to run out the negotiation clock again, as Israel always has? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled readiness on Wednesday to consider a 2002 Arab peace plan whose terms were recently softened to include possible land swaps between Israel and the Palestinians. We are listening to every initiative, the Arab initiative has been mentioned, and we are prepared to discuss initiatives that are proposals and not edicts, he said in a speech in parliament. Netanyahu spoke during a debate on the plan, proposed at an Arab League summit 11 years ago. Israel had rejected the initiative that offered normalized ties for it with much of the Arab world, citing its call for complete withdrawal from land captured in the 1967 Middle East war as a main stumbling block, Reuters reports. Israel occupied the West Bank, Arab East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, areas Palestinians seek for a future state in that conflict. Echoing previous Israeli leaders, Netanyahu has ruled out a return to pre-1967 war frontiers, calling them indefensible. But a month ago, Arab states appeared to soften the 2002 plan when Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al Thani, Qatar's prime minister and foreign minister, said Israel and the Palestinians could trade land rather than conform exactly to the 1967 lines. Netanyahu, who heads the right wing Likud party, has never endorsed the idea of territorial exchange publicly. A 2009 US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks in 2010, said he expressed support for the concept in a meeting with U.S. legislators. In his address to the legislature, Netanyahu repeated a call to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to return unconditionally to peace talks that collapsed in 2010 over continued Israeli settlement building on occupied land. Abbas has said Israel must first stop settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem before the US hosted negotiations can resume. Since Abbas doesn't speak Hebrew, and my Arabic is not great, I am calling on him in a language we both know and saying to him, Give peace a chance, Netanyahu said, switching to English to utter the phrase. Don't miss the opportunity, he added, saying he was prepared to make difficult decisions to move negotiations ahead, but cautioning he would take no moves that would jeopardize Israeli security. Abbas said on Tuesday: the ball is in Israeli court, and Israel needed to accept the Palestinians' demand for a settlement freeze so that talks could begin. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been trying to restart the negotiations. He has made four trips to the region since taking office four months ago and a State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday he could return to Israel and the Palestinian territories as early as next week.

Veterans Today: Tahir II, The Egyptian Revolution moves forward!

If it was a coup, it was a people's coup with the army siding with the folks twice twice in a row now. I was working on my post Morsi purge write up after taking a break from indulging in a prediction piece the day before, one which I will now frame and display in a prominent place. But just as I began to organize my thoughts for a follow up piece that would not be repetitive of what I had already done, here comes brother Feroze who had already covered the points I was thinking of and done so in spades. So here it is, a guaranteed good read, while I go off to bring my Press TV piece over to VT later today. No matter how people try to spin this, at the end of the day the young Egyptians who brought who brought Mubarak down and suffered the most for it, put 22 million signatures together which gave the army complete cover that they are pulling a coup. This qas a people's coup , and we need more of them, something for the military folks to think about. Thanks Feroze, Jim W. Dean. When will Americans get off their butts and do this? Egypt!! All of late last night I was transfixed & watching both Al Jazeerah & CNN as the developments unfolded in Cairo & across Egypt. It was clear from the popular mobilisation in Tahrir, at the Presidential Palace, Alexandria, Suez to Mansoura & in every major city across Egypt, that not only had the Morsi-led Muslim Brotherhood lost the popular mandate of the people, but more so had never understood it, due to their narrow Islamic perspective. The mobilisation & the determined & buoyant mood far outstripped even the anti-Mubarak uprising in 2011. The Tahrir Revolution I was a Peoples Uprising & not only an Islamic Awakening & this was what the Ikhwaan &the Salafists did not comprehend. The revolution was for a democratic, inclusive, plural & diverse Egypt, where the various segments of society would all be given their rightful due. But the Islamists in their fervor entirely misconstrued the mandate & thus betrayed the soul of Egypt & its ancient culture & civilization. Thus it was the Youth who once again seized the initiative & launched the Tamarod Movement Rebellion & collected 22, 2.2 Crore signatures in 3 months. Morsi had 13 Million votes & had promised to mobilize 1 Million people on the 30th of June. The numbers surpassed all calculations & finally we had figures ranging up to 33 Million Egyptians across the country, who came out as they felt that the Revolution had been betrayed because the entire political & social space was being hegemonised by thr MB-Salafists. The economy was worsening, the Government was promoting religious extremism & sectarianism, Coptic Christians were utterly marginalized.


Stephen Lendman: What a Surprise: NSA Spies on Europe!

NSA spies globally. Enormous amounts of meta data are collected. It has been ongoing for decades. Post 9/11, it intensified. It is out of control today. It is lawless and menacing, but it persists. Spying domestically is not for national security, nor is monitoring allies. It is about control and for economic advantage. It is to be one up on foreign competitors. It is for economic advantage, and to be one up on foreign competitors. It is for information used advantageously in trade, political, and military relations. On June 30, London's Guardian headlined New NSA leaks show hoe US is bugging ite European allies. Exclusive: Edward Snowden papers reveal 38 targets including EU, France, Italy. Berlin accuses Washington of cold war tactics. One document includes 38 embassies and missions, calling them targets. Extraordinary spying methods are used. Bugs are planted in electronic communications gear. They monitor cable transmissions, doing so with specialized antennae. Targets include EU nations, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, India and Turkey. China, Russia, Iran, and numerous other countries are spied on intensively. One bugging method is codenamed Dropmire. According to a 2007 document it is implanted on the Cryptofax at the EU embassy, DC. It refers to a bug placed in a commercially available encrypted fax machine used at the mission. It is used to send cables back to foreign affairs ministries in European capitals. NSA spying disclosures long predate Snowden's revelations. He connected important dots. He provided additional information. He made millions aware globally, previously they did not know. America's allies and enemies do. Perhaps they now know more, perhaps they criticized privately, but probably they were silent, they do the same things. Germany's Justice Minister Sabine Leuthheusser Schnarrenberger wants an explanation. Perhaps she already has one, but she did not say. If confirmed, she said, Washington's behavior reflects Cold War tactics. It is beyond imagination that our friends in the US view Europeans as the enemy, she stressed. The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius added: These acts, if confirmed, would be completely unacceptable. We expect the American authorities to answer the legitimate concerns raised by these press revelations as quickly as possible. German and French officials are too sophisticated not to know this. Going public perhaps hides prior knowledge. An old maxim says Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Machiavelli is believed to have said it. In the Godfather trilogy, Michael Coreleone said Know your enemy and know yourself, and you will always be victorious. 

Veterans Today: Clinician's Trauma Update!

For complete summaries, see this month's CTU-Online PDF. This issue of CTU-Online contains 10 summaries: Evidence reviews of PTSD prevention and treatment: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently released two research syntheses of interventions for PTSD in adults, with one focused on approaches for prevention and the other on treatment. Special journal issue on returning Veterans: A recent issue of Psychological Services focuses on challenges faced by Veterans who served in OEF/OIF/OND and interventions that may help. Read more: Treatment. Cognitive Processing Therapy is feasible even in low resource environments. Considerable evidence exists showing that CPT is effective in specialized PTSD programs and research studies. A question for all manualized treatments is how well they can be used in settings with fewer resources, ranging from clinical practice in the community to environments with few advanced mental health care practitioners. A recent study indicates the CPT can be delivered successfully in settings that have limited mental health resources and by clinicians who do not have advanced training. A new take on skills training before CBT for PTSD. A 2010 study found that Skills Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), relative to supporting counseling, before exposure therapy led to better retention and outcomes. Recently, Australian researchers reported an RCT of another phased approach for PTSD, but important questions about augmenting PTSD treatment with preparatory training remain. Patterns of sudden gains in Prolonged Exposure and sertraline treatment. Large, rapid improvements in symptoms during treatment, termed sudden gains, are linked to better outcomes. Now, the first study to compare sudden gains from Prolonged Exposure and sertraline for PTSD examined not only if both treatments yield gains but when. Reduced suicidal ideation following trauma focused treatment. VA has increased efforts at suicide prevention as part of continuing efforts to enhance mental health care for Veterans. A study by researchers from the National Center for PTSD suggests that PTDS treatment itself may help address suicidal ideation. Mindfulness based treatment for combat related PTSD. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy has been shown to reduce depression episodes but has not been studied as a PTSD treatment, until recently. Investigators from the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center evaluated MBCT adapted for PTSD among Veterans with combat related trauma. Another look at eye movements in EMDR: Research findings are mixed on whether the eye movements in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing are necessary for patient improvement.  

Gordon Duff: Phony news psyop danger outweighs government spying!

Spy data is processed for the NSA by Israeli companies along with Booz Allen Hamillton, a subsidiary of the Bush family's Carlisle Group, a sinister organization clearly more powerful than the US government. You read it in the news, even find it being touted by your favorite cutting edge blogger. The story, NSA spying, threats of war, all sound real, sound like they have backbone but, when you pry into the sources, you find them to be samo-samo, thinly veiled disinfo paid for by the Israel lobby or Wall Street and its cast of criminal cohorts. Recently Jim W. Dean, Dr. Webster Tarpley and Dr. Webster Tarpley and Dr. Kevin Barrett discovered a pattern in suppressed news. Stories on NSA spying, the Snowden scandal, the John Kerry bombing hoax, the General Dempsey cyber attack hoax, these and more each day are simply invented news, not just propaganda but a cover for broad censorship and a distraction from real news that can never be reported. France and Israel Cited in Benghazi. Silencing Press TV has been a priority, a surprising priority though, in actuality, no one knew exactly why. Many believed the attacks were simply part of Israel's moves against Iran, a way of controlling the news. Though this is certainly true, recent revelations have now shown that there has been something sinister to hide. A surprising revelation from sources at the highest levels of French intelligence confirms that Press TV has been suppressed, taken off satellite system after satellite system for, not just reporting suppressed very real news, but for coming too close to a major intelligence operation now being shoved under the rug. On September 16, 2012, Press TV reported on Israeli attempts to attack President Obama and influence the American election toward Mitt Romney, who had promised to send American troops into Syria against the Assad Government. In October 2012, Press TV carried news interviews tying Israel's Mossad to the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Stephens. The report followed the money trail, though the CATO Institute and Heritage Foundation, right into AIPAC and Israel's intelligence services and the Reverend Terry Jones, a former CIA operative in Germany. Today, in Algeria, French sources now report that FBI investigators have uncovered links between al Qaeda forces, not just in Algeria but Mali and Niger. The Algerian president, reportedly ill in a Paris hospital is, we have confirmed, being held hostage by intelligence services, which is brother, Said Bouteflika, represents Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure (DGSE) interests in Algeria. Chief among those combined interests of French and Israeli intelligence was the creation of al-Quaeda units to lead the Libya attack against Stephens and to create a template for organizing political and propaganda support for al-Qaeda groups operating in Iraq, Syria and throughout Africa.



Covert operation flew cocaine into the US on former military C-130s operated by CIA proprietary airlines. Marine colonel murdered those who threatened to blow the whistle on illegal narco-trafficking. Other Marines linked to the covert operation met violent deaths. NCIS agents witnessed and participated in crime scene tampering. Colonel James E. Sabow, USMC, had no idea that his life was at risk when he made the decision not to plead guilty to these ridiculous false charges would be dropped at a court martial and other Marines to always have his back. He didn't know that his decision was a threat to those involved in the illegal narco-trafficking of cocaine into the US. Colonel Sabow was found dead on his quarter's patio at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Ca, on January 22, 1991 by his wife. The government called his death a suicide, but the forensic evidence and motive support murder by a government assassination team. Both the US Attorney General and the California Attorney General have denied jurisdiction to investigate the death of Colonel Sabow. Burt Nakasone, an NCIS senior executive, was named by former Marine Staff Sergeant January 1991, as the NCIS officer who moved a patio chair on top of the Colonel Sabow's body. The patio chair is part of the official government scenario of suicide. It's extremely unlikely that the Justice Department would consider the deaths of other military personnel, Colonel Angebroad, Gunnery Sergeant Tom Wade and retired Army veteran Kevin linked to transfer of military aircraft to proprietary airlines to import cocaine into the US as worthy of investigation. There's no place in the US government for hired assassins. We are a country of laws. The cold blooded murder of Marines is offensive to all Americans and demands an independent investigation, not a white wash by federal bureaucrats concerned about their careers and Congressmen looking for votes on the next election, and not willing to offend politically powerful interests. Military personnel take an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. They take this oath pledging their very lives to protect our Constitution and the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans. The allegations of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, narco-trafficking by government officials are serious charges. In the words of US Supreme Court Justice John Marshall, The government of the United States has beenn emphatically termed a government of laws, and not of men. It will certainly cease to deserve this high appellation if the laws furnish no remedy for the violation of a vested legal right.    

Jonas E. Alexis: The Zionist Regime and the Israeli Run NSA Busted!

The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought. George Orwell, 1984. The Washington Times declared at the end of last March that The 2009 cyber-attack by the US and Israel that crippled Iran's nuclear program by sabotaging industrial equipment constituted an act of force, and was likely illegal under international law, according to a manual commissioned by NATO's cyber defense center in Estonia. What the Washington Times probably did not know or did not want to tell its readers was that the attack was indirectly mapped out by one of the leading neoconservative think tanks in the United States, the Brooking's Institution declare: A policy determined to overthrow the government of Iran might very well include plans for a full-scale invasion as a contingency for extreme circumstances. Certainly, if various forms of covert and overt support simply failed to produce the desired effect, a president determined to produce regime change in Iran might consider an invasion as the only other way to achieve that end. Moreover, the United States would have to expect Iran to fight back against the American regime change operations, as it has in the past. Although the Iranians typically have been careful to avoid crossing American red lines, they certainly could miscalculate, and it is entirely possible that their retaliation for US regime change activities would appear to Americans as having crossed just such a threshold. For example, if Iran retaliated with a major terrorist attack involving WMDs, especially on US soil, Washington might decide that an invasion was the only way to deal with such a dangerous Iranian regime. Indeed, for this same reason, efforts to promote regime change in Iran might be intended by the US government as deliberate provocations to try to goad the Iranians into an excessive response that might then justify an American invasion. In other words, the Zionist regime has been in the process of provoking Iran, and if Iran does react to the provocation in a negative way, that would be a legitimate way to invade Iran and ask for a regime change. The Zionist regime has used this form of weapon before in Iraq under Bush. Two months prior to the invasion of Iraq, Bush was so concerned that he would not find WMDs there that he thought about provoking Hussein and forcing him to get into a conflict: In a five page memo stamped 'extremely sensitive' dated January 31, 2003, that summarized the discussion at the meeting, a summary the Bush administration has never challenged, David Manning wrote that Bush and Blair expressed their doubts that any chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons would ever be found in Iraq, and that there was tension between Bush and Blair over finding justification for the war that would be acceptable to other nations. 

Gordon Duff: Idiot Drop, July 2, 2013!

Some Truths and A Few Things Idiots Would Like You to Believe. The following exchange is my response to an email that showed up this morning. I am awake early, before noon, as I have a conference call on a disaster relief project. There is a reason for reading this. I think it may actually be funny. We need funny. Another point: Being a total tool is not an innocent thing. The alternative media or whatever the hell you call it, has become quite powerful. Veterans Today is responsible for more than any other organization. Veterans Today is a rather large organization, one that grows continually, runs very well with no funds, no advertising and no editorial policy. However, it has been forced, by necessity, to get better. We still have fun but with writers like Preston James, Roytov, Jim Dean, Kevin Barrett, Dean Henderson and so many others, the absolute best anywhere, we are under pressure to do more, to be more. Anyway, we begin with my response. I will clean out some of the email addresses which should be public anyway. I read all my email, others should do the same. One thing for sure, should you make it down the page, some people have too much time on their hands. To understand my response, reading the hodge-podge of speculation and self aggrandizement below will help. Dear folks, this is a rare peek behind the curtain of the frank exchanges that occur regarding internal discussions. The plague of bloggers let loose upon the earth like locusts is a frequent topic as they were a slam dunk tool, and an expensive one, for major nation Intel organizations to exploit. We have starving or egotistical bloggers as ready to print bogus news as quickly as any Murdoch organization arm. We weren't naive, and always knew there would be some of this in the alternative media. But we gave ourselves forty lashes and fasted for half a day for not grasping how deeply the state organs had put their hooks into alternative media. We had our eyelids razor bladed open during the Libyan war we all ALL the alt media controlled opposition deployed. To our amazement we saw masses of fake liberal sites teaming up with the hardest of  the hard core NeoCons like Giuliani wing to defend Gaddafi. Of course the cash was flowing freely, which we found about when a Libyan ministry defector came over and brought the pay scale particulars with him. What a surprise they were, paying $500 just for getting a pro-Gaddafi post up on a blog, and then $2000 for a good mention in the mass media. We never got a check as we were on the wrong side of that one in terms of getting paid. We usually are, and we like it that way. Gordon Duff, I had no idea that Shamir was still around. 


Preston James PhD: DHS Secret Assassination Squads?

Has the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assembled Top Secret Assassination Squads in every major city? Is so, do these squads now employ the use of a special Lapua .338 Magnum bolt action sniper rifles with silencers and are they part of a sophisticated plan featuring the use of decapitation lists to assassinate top politicians, legislators, police, judiciary, and any dissident or Patriot on their MIAC type lists? Is DHS now morphing into a new Bolshevik style Cheka, preparing to deploy mass murder and Red Terror in America? Now tell me this, who are the real American Terrorists? As many know, DHS has distributed numerous watch lists for the police and it is alleged that these have been prepared by the ADL. These lists now feature the following groups in order of alleged domestic terror threats: Evangelical Christians, Catholics, Vets, Tea Party Members, Ron Paul supporters, Patriots, Constitutionalists, gun owners, tax protesters, etc. I know quite a few people in these categories and none are violent, none have police records nor could ever pose any threat as a potential domestic terrorists. I do believe however that those who prepare and distribute these lists are terrorists and have been involved in numerous gladio style events such as Murrah, First Trade Center Bombing, the 9-11-01 inside job false flag attacks, Aurora, Sikh Temple, Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon false flag bombing. DHS has been ordering, acquiring and stockpiling massive quantities of arms and ammo including approximately 2 billion rounds of ammo, most of which are hollow points, illegal for wartime use, thus for targeting of civilians only, 2700 armored cars, 30,000 armed drones and 2700 fully automatic M-16 assault rifles. As crazy as this will seem at first, there is actually an official USG document released from the Houston, Texas FBI Office in response to a FOIA petition in association with a legal case related to the Occupy Movement public protesters in a major American city. And even more disturbing the FBI has no plans to investigate the group mentioned. Here is what the document stated: An identified (DELETED) as of October planned to engage in sniper attacks against protesters in Houston, Texas if deemed necessary. An identified (DELETED) had received intelligence that indicated the protesters in New York and Seattle planned similar protests in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, Texas. (DELETED) planned to gather intelligence against the leaders of the protest groups and obtained photographs, then formulate a plan to kill the leadership via suppressed sniper rifles. When queried, the Houston police denied any knowledge of this matter. Paul Kennedy, the National Lawyers Guild attorney in Houston who represented a number of Occupy Houston activists arrested during the protests, had not heard of the sniper plot, but said, I find it hard to believe that such information would have been known to the FBI and that we would not have been told about it.   

Dr. Kevin Barett: How are Takfiris, Zionists alike?

Off with their heads! Takfiris overthrow Assad, install Red Queen on the Syrian throne. They're dreadfully fond of beheading people here. That's what Alice said about Wonderland. But she might have been talking about Takfiri infested Syria. The Takfiri extremists hate everyone who doesn't share their their primitive misinterpretation of religion. Their attitude toward Sufis, Shias, traditional Muslims is simple and brutal: Off with their heads! The world was recently shocked by a video of US backed Takfiri militants beheading two Christians, including a priest, in Homs. The disgusting video filmed and posted by the Takfiris themselves, who seem proud of their actions, was just the latest in a series of atrocities perpetrated and filmed by the Takfiris in Syria. Another such video shows a Takfiri eating the heart and lungs of a slain Syrian soldier. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes the US backed Takfiri delegation to future peace talks will not include any cannibals, since that would make it hard for Russia to provide security for its diplomats. If the Takfiri diplomats got hungry during negotiations, would they start beheading people and devouring their internal organs? The opposite of a truly religious person is bombastic, vainglorious egotist. Pharaoh was such an egotist. Takfiris and Zionists are little Pharaohs. They think their tribe is right, and everyone else is wrong. They think they are so much better than other people, that they are justified in killing them, sometimes even eating them. To be fair, most Zionists and Takfiris are not cannibals. But they are fanatics who commit atrocities in service to the tribal ego. Unlike Takfiris, Zionists are usually smart enough not to film themselves doing horrible things. But some of their atrocities are as bad as those of the Takfiris. Ten years ago, the British Medical Journal detailed more than 600 cases of Israeli snipers murdering Palestinian children. The children were shot on sidewalks and in schoolyards. Chris Hedges, in his article Gaza Diary, described witnessing IDF soldiers hunting down and killing Palestinian children: Yesterday at this spot, the Israelis shot eight young men, six of whom were under age of eighteen. One was twelve. This afternoon they killed an eleven year old boy, Ali Murad, and seriously wounded four more, three of whom are under eighteen. Children have been shot in other conflicts I have covered, but I have never before watched soldiers entice children like mice into a trap and murder them for sport. Such sport shooting of children is a de-facto official policy of the Israeli government. IDF soldiers proudly wear T-shirts showing a pregnant Palestinian woman with a target drawn on her belly. The T-shirt reads: "One shot two kills."   

Sartre Batr: The End of Independence Day!

The 4th of July should be a day of historic retrospection. For a proper understanding into the significance of the birth of the nation, start with an examination of the perennial breaking all the rules essay, The Meaning of Independence Day. Then contrast our circumstances and heritage in the article, Independence Day for Whom? Both of these columns are essential. If one forgets from where, how and why our country was created, it is impossible to appreciate the uniqueness of the American Revolution and the meaning of the shot heard round the world. A provoking account of The Original and Real Cause of the American Revolution, What They Really Fought For, presents the following historical story, taken from a radio address given by Congressman Charles G. Binderup of Nebraska, some 50 years ago and reprinted in Unrobing the Ghosts of Wall Street: Before the American War for Independence in 1776, the colonized part of what is today the United States of America, was a possession of England. It was called New England, and was made up of 13 colonies, which became the first 13 states of the great Republic. Around 1750, this New England was very prosperous. Benjamin Franklin was able to write: There was an abundance in the Colonies, and peace was reigning on every border. It was difficult, and even impossible, to find a happier and more prosperous nation on all the surface of the globe. Comfort was prevailing in every home. The people, in general, kept the highest moral standards, and education was widely spread. When Benjamin Franklin went over to England to represent the interests of the Colonies, he saw a completely different situation: the working population of this country was gnawed by hunger and poverty. The streets are covered with beggars and tramps, he wrote. He asked his English friends how England, with all its wealth, could have so much poverty among its working classes. His friends replied that England was prey to a terrible condition: it had too many workers! The rich said they were already overburdened with taxes, and could not pay more to relieve the needs and poverty of this mass of workers. Several rich Englishmen of that time actually believed, along with Malthus, that wars and plague were necessary to rid the country from man power surpluses. Franklin's friends then asked him how the American Colonies managed to collect enough money to support their poor houses, and how they could overcome this plague of pauperism. Franklin replied: We have no poor houses in the Colonies, and if we had some, there would be nobody to put in them, since there is, in the Colonies, not a single unemployed person, neither beggars nor tramps. His friends could not believe their ears, and even less understand this fact, since when the English poor houses and jails became too cluttered, England shipped these poor wretches and down and outs, like cattle, and discharged, on the quays of the Colonies, those who survived the poverty, dirtiness and privations of the journey.   


Emma Graham Harrison in Kabul: Kabul property boom confounds fears about Afghanistan's security!

Afghan capital's skyline transformed by luxury high rise buildings as new rich prepare to weather NATO's withdrawal. Two giant concrete pomegranates loom over downtown Kabul, with bright red, 15foot tall seeds bursting from their sides and lit at night with dancing pink lights. The sculptures adorn the top of the orange, silver and blue Pomegranate Towers apartment block, one of the most garishly ostentatious buildings thrown up by Kabul's nouveu riche but also an unlikely token of hope in a city threatened by a tenacious insurgency as foreign troops leave. I get a lot more confidence from looking at these awful buildings. It kills me as an architect, but from an economic pint of view, it seems to be quite a vote of confidence, said Jolyon Leslie, A south African with several decades experience of restoration and urban planning in Afghanistan. Everyone is talking about the tide going out economically, but everyone is still investing in these fancy buildings, they are making a long term bet the city will stay stable enough to earn it back. Builder Faizullah Barakzai's tower, which pays tribute to his hometown of Kandahar, famous for its autumn crop of sweet, juicy pomegranates, is part of a building boom that has transformed the Afghan capital in little more than a decade. Faizullah Barakzai confers with a worker inside the top floor apartment of the Pomegranate Tower. Joel van Houdt for The Guardian: There is a lot of negative propaganda, but I think that eventually the rich Afghans who take money out of the country will regret it, Barakzai said after a tour of his glitzy penthouse suite. Once a sleepy mountain town of low rise homes, Kabul's smartest areas are now a grid of multicolored, multi-storey family family palaces studded with mirrors and stucco, one even boasting a rooftop lion enclosure. The rich gather to celebrate their children's unions at opulent wedding halls, one guarded by golden elephants, another by a looming model of the Eiffel tower. There are bowling alleys, supermarkets crammed with imported clothes and food, and leisure centers with pools and saunas. The lavish lifestyle has been funded by an influx of foreign money, and the proceeds from drugs, which have enriched a tiny elite while most of the country still grapples with desperate poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy and some of the lowest life expectancy in the world. Emzee, a fashion shop at the Majid mall in Shar-e Naw, new city area of Kabul. NATO combat troops will be gone by the end of 2014, and as they head home, spending is shrinking. There is widespread fear that Afghanistan faces economic collapse, a security vacuum and a repeat of the civil war that ripped the country apart in the 1990's.

Stuart Littlewood: The Unbearable Shame of Cameron's Torah Government.

Ten years ago Tam Dalyell, the Father of the House, the most senior member of the House of Commons in the British Parliament, sparked a huge row by accusing the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, of being unduly influenced by a cabal of Jewish advisers. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Dalyell named Lord Levy, personal envoy on the Middle East, Peter Mandelson, whose father was Jewish, and Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary who has Jewish ancestry, as three of the leading figures who had influenced Blair's policies on the Middle East. He told The Telegraph: If it is a question of launching an assault on Syria or Iran, then one has to be candid. Blair, he said, was also indirectly influenced by Jewish people in the Bush administration, including Richard Perle, a Pentagon adviser, Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy defense secretary, and Ari Fleisher, the President's press secretary. Dalyell's remarks were sad and unfounded, said Lord Janner, chairman of the Holocaust Education Trust. Tony Blair is his own man. He will follow advice if he considers it correct and not otherwise. He has been a good friend of the Jewish people and the Jewish state. Dalyell was misguided, said Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, a spokesman for Britain's Reform Synagogues. Concerning Iraq, it was crystal clear that Tony Blair was not swayed by popularity or anyone else, but his own deep convictions. It is also obvious that the majority of President Bush's circle are Christian Evangelicals rather than Jews. Ned Temko, the American born editor of the Jewish Chronicle, said: I just think these sort of comments are offensive and are a profound misunderstanding of the way foreign policy is made in the United States or here. Dalyell also told The Scotsman on Sunday: Blair and Straw have become far too close to these people and Lord Levy, who is an unaccountable ambassador in the Middle East, is part of this group. They are acting on an extremely Zionist, Likud-nic agenda. In particular, I am concerned that some of them are pushing for an attack on Syria, for reasons of Israeli security. MP Louse Ellman, a member of the Inter Parliamentary Committee Against Anti-Semitism, said: This absurd proposition implies a Jewish plot in high places. Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind, a senior member of Scotland's Jewish community, was rudely dismissive: We all know that Tam gets bees in his bonnet and eight times out of 10 they are nuts, but the other two are brilliant. This, I'm afraid, is one of the nutty ones.

Rand Clifford: Earth's alpha predator: Zionist Mafia!

Humanity free of Zionism, try to imagine the horizon, the potential for positive growth and decency, the sheer humanity of disarming the the elite. Imagine the elite global war genocide machine dead in its tracks. Actions trump lies. Evidence does not lie, so how has the American public been so brainwashed by lies, in light of so much evidence? Are Zionists that intelligent, or is the American public that unintelligent, and how did even that obvious question become a third rail issue? Totally uncool, our tradition of being outsmarted by Zionists even to the point of "Rothschilding" our descendants' future. Is it possible for the American public to think their way out of Zionist enslavement, or is Gaza a preview of our future? There certainly is genius behind creation of the terms, conspiracy theory, and, anti-Semitism. Mere concepts, these two seem among the highest human inventions in terms of neutralizing independent thought. Both terms are amazingly popular and effective, a function, perhaps, of both being technically meaningless, a reliable Zionist mind control touch, confusion. Conspiracy theory was born to describe anything that questions official, establishment positions. Problem is, in the realm of establishment positioning, by definition, everything is conspiracy, putting the term conspiracy theory in the same league as wet water. Anti-Semitism refers to Semites, A member of any number of people including Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs. Anti-Zionist is a meaningful substitute for anti Semitic, but watch that third rail. 9/11 was trademarked as a Zionist false flag testing of what they might get away with, a pushing of boundaries that, magically, stayed in bounds. Zionist third rail magicians still brag about 9/11. Merriam Webster defines third rail as: 1: a metal rail through which electric current is led to the motors of an electric vehicle, as a subway car. 2. a controversial issue usually avoided by politicians. Touching that third rail supplying power to trains means electrocution. Politically, third rail issues are just as not to be touched, same thing socially, regarding politically correct conversation, third rail issues beg for the spouting of conspiracy theory or anti-Semitism, often both. Sweet success, utter hubris. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's early reaction to 9/11 success was: It's very good! that was before he corralled hid hubris, adjusted his face, and said, Well it's not actually good,, but it will generate immediate sympathy for Israel.   


Roi Tov: The House That Broke The Camel's Back!

Even Hebrew speakers, always reluctant to admit their knowledge of Arabic, understand and adopted the idiom the straw that broke the Camel's Back, an Arabic Idiom. The denizens of the Triangle are Palestinian citizens of Israel, they don't serve in the IDF. Their towns are discriminated against by the Israeli Administration, which is most evident in their infrastructure, which lags decades behind those in Jewish cities. Thus, protests abound. In 1999, 500 denizens were hurt in riots protesting the Israeli government's inhuman expropriation of lands. In September 2000, rioting during the Second Intifada left three dead and over 100 wounded. Considering this, one would expect the government to be careful in all its actions there. Yet, Israel walked in like an elephant in a crystal shop. The Triangle is one of the areas targeted by the Price Tag terror attacks. Recently, Prime Minister Netanyahu took an odd decision, banning the attacks in the West Bank, but allowing them within the Green Line: Jews are allowed to puncture tires, Palestinians can not. We don't understand, said Hebrew Media? The house that broke the camel's back was located in Bar'aa, near Katzir Junction. It was built forty years ago, and five years afterwards, a demolition order was issued due to the lack of a construction permit. Two days afterwards, on Friday, after the Muslim noon prayers, the protests broke. For 35 Years, the Israeli Administration did nothing. Then, days after Netanyahu allowed his hooligans to damage private property in the Triangle, the house was destroyed by the police. Was this circumstantial? Was this a lucky coincidence? Don't attempt to claim that to those who lost everything. The Hebrew media emphasized the fact that the demolition order was old. It failed to understand that time doesn't make an illegitimate order right. Time is not a method for legalizing evil. The issue of the permit is crucial. They didn't have a construction permit! a Zionist would exclaim at this point. It was more than one house: The quiet protests were called as a reaction to the demolition of the house and thr recent approval of the Prawer Law, aimed at expelling more than 30,000 Bedouins from their homes in the Negev Desert. Both events are related. What Israel calls Minorities' Citizens, Palestinians, Bedouins, Druzes, Circassians, experience difficulties in obtaining construction permits. In old properties, Israel requests an Ottoman Kushan. Seldom is this property ownership document available. This is part of a coordinated effort of Israel to confiscate and purchase land. I must destroy your home, you don't have a permit, the policeman said. You refused to give me one, the Palestinian dared to answer. You are a terrorist criminal, the policeman countered and destroyed the man's house. On Friday, after the prayers, about 1,500 denizens of the Triangle gathered near the site of the demolished house.

Caroline May: Veteran Congresswoman Hammers IRS Contractor's Questionable Vets Disability Claim!

Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran and double amputee eviscerated Braulio Castillo, the CEO of Strong Castle, Inc., who used an injury he sustained at a military prep school to qualify for a veterans disability, 27 years after the fact. I'm sorry that twisting your ankle in prep school has now come back to hurt you in such a painful way, if not also opportune for you to gain the status for your business, as you were trying to compete for contracts, Duckworth said. According to a report on the matter, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa released Tuesday, Braulio Castillo was able ti get a designation under the VA's Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business program for his business, a result of the injury he sustained at US Military Academy Preparatory School, which he attended for one year. Castillo went on to play football as quarterback at San Diego College and later played at the University of San Diego. Did you injure that same foot again subsequently, in the years since you twisted it in prep school? Duckworth asked. Not to my recollection, he responded. Castillo explained that his doctor suggested he seek benefits for his injury sustained in prep school. Duckworth continued to press. Do you feel that the 30 percent rating that you have for the scars and the pain in your foot, is accurate to the sacrifices that you have made for this nation? she asked. That the VA decision is accurate in this case? Yes ma'am I do, he responded. You know my right arm was essentially blown off and reattached. I spent a year in limb salvage with over a dozen surgeries over that period and in fact we thought we would lose my arm, and I am still in danger of possibly losing my arm. I can't feel it, I can't feel my three fingers. My disability rating for that arm is 20 percent, she said. Duckworth then read from a letter Castillo sent to a government official, in which he claimed he and his family made considerable sacrifices for their country, including that his service connected disability should serve as testimony to that end. The considerable hardship he claimed are crosses I bear due to my service to our country, and I would do it again to protect this great country. Shame on you Mr. Castillo, Duckworth said. Shame on you, you may not have broken any laws, we are not sure yet, you did misrepresent to the Small Business Administration but you certainly broke the trust of this great nation. You broke the trust of veterans. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans right now are waiting an average of 237 days for an initial disability rating, and it is because people like you who are gaming the system are adding to that backlog so that young men and women who are suffering from post traumatic stress, who are missing limbs cannot get the compensation and the help they need.

William Boardman: New Evidence Ponts to TWA-800 Coverup!

New Evidence Points to TWA 800 Coverup. New evidence contradicts the US government's official story and supports the conclusion that an American 747 jet passenger liner was brought down by an explosion outside the airplane. likely a missile, which caused fuel tanks to explode destroying the aircraft, according to a group that includes credible professionals in aviation, investigation, media, and physics. On June 19, this group formally petitioned the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to reopen its long but inconclusive investigation of the strange mid air explosion that brought down TWAFlight 800 on July 17, 1996, killing everyone aboard, 230 people from 13 countries. NTSB chair Deborah Hersman declined to discuss the petition. Board spokesperson Kelly Nantel issued a statement indicating that the board would probably respond within about 60 days. The newest challenge to the long distrusted official story of TWA Flight 800 comes from a group led by six experienced crash investigators, all of whom worked on the original TWA Flight 800 investigation from 1996 to 2000. The nameless group also includes a physicist, a documentary film producer, and a CBS News producer, and a CBS News producer, whose coverage of the 1996 story was suppressed by the network at the time. Also supporting the petition to re open the investigation are a number of eyewitnesses to the explosions and several family members of the victims. Epix Film Charges Cover up, Evidence Suppression, Witness Intimidation. The petition to the NTSB is timed to help promote, and directly supported by, a new documentary, TWA Flight 800, that tells the story of how, 17 years later, inside investigators finally break their silence. The documentary premieres on July 17 on Epix, the premium cable channel started in 2009 by Viacom, Metro-Goldwin Mayer, and Lions Gate Entertainment. Documentary co-producer Tom Stalcup is a physicist and co founded the Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization in 1999 to assure the integrity of the NSTB crash investigation, based on the belief that the FBI unlawfully denied the National Transportation Safety Board access to forensic results and eyewitness interview documents and continues to do so. Focusing on whether TWA Flight 800 was brought down by an internal, i.e. gas tank malfunction or bomb, or external i.e., missile explosion, physicist Stalcup told Democracy NOW!: The most significant piece of evidence that we analyzed, that the NTSB has not analyzed, is the initial detonation that caused the crash. This was recorded by multiple FAA radar sites. And it was consistent with and corroborates the eyewitness reports.