Friday, December 31, 2010

Israeli Propaganda IDF Attack on Flotilla Jihad Bells Racist Parody & Talking Points Memo:" This Year In Islamophobia"

UPDATED: 6:29 PM , Dec. 30 2010.


Real Americans Defend Israel and by the way Real Americans hate President Obama so goes the narrative on the above website. They also hate Muslims, Hispanics, women who want equal rights or Homosexuals who want protection under the law .

and so any American citizen who in any way criticize any Israeli policy is not a "Real American" and should not be put in any position of authority from President to dog catcher.

And for more on the American medias unbalanced coverage of Islamic terrorists compared to their coverage of homegrown non Islamic terrorists.

Mainstream Media loves Muslim Bogeyman






To be updated later-GORD.

The Israeli government propaganda machine is at it again promulgating anti-Muslim hatred. The video suggests somewhat blatantly that the whole of Islam and its 1.5 billion followers are out to crush Christianity and therefore Western Civilization.
The video once again claims that Israel has the right to stay in the occupied territories and even to expand to reclaim ancient Judea.
The Palestinians they claim are not a real people but made up by Muslim extremists in the 20th century. But Palestinians have occupied the so called Holy Land along with Jews and Christians .

And of course there is a proportion of Muslims who claim that it is their duty to proclaim Jihad against all Non-Muslims and against those Muslims they believe to be apostates/heretics. But do they represent the views of all Muslims or are these views embedded in the Quran or shown to be an integral part of the Prophet Muhammad's message. The Quran preaches no compulsion in religion and that no group of people is superior to another as does the writings of the apostles of the New Testament . Jesus never preached hatred of Judaism since he himself was born into a Jewish family and community. He protested against the Jewish Priests whom he believed distorted God's message to Moses and the other prophets but he did not condemn all Jews. Anti-Semitism and intolerance of all those who were not Christians was an innovation of the Early Church Fathers who massacred so called Pagans and Jews.

This supposedly funny video is similar to the Israeli video about the Israeli attack on the internationally supported Flotilla criticizing the Palestinians and those who are trying to get Israel to stop its illegal and immoral blockade of Gaza.

So does this video constitute Hate Speech or is Hate Speech by definition any speech which is critical of Israel .

So for educational purposes I have included this video which suggest that even Muslim Americans or Muslim Canadians are all radical Islamic Jihadists just waiting for an opportunity to slaughter Christians and Jews in both of our countries.

Jihad Bells




At first Israel claimed this parody of the Palestinian Aid Flotilla was made independently but soon admitted this was part of the government's propaganda against Palestinians and the Western Media which they claim are on the side of the violent Jihadists.

see:

Israel Apologizes For Circulating Spoof Video Mocking Gaza Flotilla (VIDEO) at Huffington PostJune 7, 2010

"We Con The World"
Edited parody zionist, racist song made to mock Gaza Flotilla



Anyway here 's an apt summary of 2010s anti-Islamic hate propaganda being spewed and taken seriously and at face value by Professional Islamophobes and by political and media opportunists.

This Year In Islamophobia by Rachel Slajda at Talking Points Memo , Dec. 29, 2010

Nine years after Sept. 11, 2001, America saw perhaps its worst outbreak of Islamophobia since the attacks. Experts wagered it came from the aimless fear and the anger people feel in times of economic crisis, exploited by certain politicians looking to give their party an advantage in the midterms and turned toward American Muslims.

Such an outbreak was possible in the days and months after Sept. 11's attacks. It never really materialized, experts say, in part because President George W. Bush stood up and told the nervous country that Islam is a religion of peace, and that American was not at war with Muslims.

He made no such appeal this year, and President Obama's pleas fell on deaf ears or, more accurately, ears that believe Obama himself is secretly, and sinisterly, Muslim.

Without further ado, then, is This Year in Islamophobia:

The 'Ground Zero Mosque'

When an imam -- a known moderate imam who'd been sent by the U.S. government around the world on goodwill missions to Muslim nations -- and a group of developers decided to turn the old Burlington Coat Factory building in downtown Manhattan into a community center and mosque, almost no one noticed. No one noticed for months, in fact, until all of a sudden, this summer, it exploded.

People like Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer, who for years had been screaming about the dangers of Islam from the fringe, were suddenly front and center. Their assertions -- that American Muslims are inherently dangerous, that the majority of imams are radical, that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a terrorist sympathizer -- were suddenly being repeated by the mainstream, by Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and the like.

People said vicious things, calling the community center a shrine to terrorists and salt in an American wound.

The furor came to a head on Sept. 11, the ninth anniversary of the attacks, when protesters from both sides converged on the site, just a few blocks from Ground Zero itself and the memorial services being held. They screamed and chanted, and at least one man tore pages out of the Koran and scattered them throughout the street.

Then, as suddenly as it came, the furor died down to a few embers at the extremes. But the community center is still years and millions of dollars away from being a reality, and we can all expect more outrage to come.

The Koran Burner

When cultish Florida church leader Terry Jones announced that he would burn a pile of Korans in his front yard on Sept. 11, the media dug in and didn't let go. It became the biggest story of the week, with dozens of reporters and news crews camped out in front of Jones' church, while reporting that footage and even stories about such a bonfire could set off violent riots in the Muslim world and give recruiting fodder to terrorists.

So worried was the Obama administration that Defense Secretary Robert Gates called Jones personally to ask him not to burn any Korans. He eventually agreed to call off the event after a local imam told him that Rauf, the New York imam, had promised to move his community center, even though he hadn't. Jones never did go through with it.

The spectacle angered the "God hates fags" funeral protesters at the Westboro Baptist Church, who'd been burning Korans for years.

It also prompted copycats, like the man in Texas who tried to burn one of the holy books but was thwarted by a skateboarder, who described the incident thusly:

I snuck up behind him and took his Koran, he said something about burning the Koran, I said, "Dude you have no Koran," and ran off.

Sharia in Middle Tennessee

The opposition to a mosque near Murfreesboro, Tenn., started out scary -- first with vandalism and then with an arson that claimed some of the mosque's construction equipment. But it quickly turned to farce, as opponents to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro -- which has been in town for 30 years and is now trying to expand -- filed a lawsuit to try and stop it.

The lawyers for the opponents, partially funded by a Christian Zionist group, argued in county court that the mosque's permit for religious use should never have been approved because Islam, they claimed, isn't a religion. When the Justice Department filed a brief noting that the U.S. has recognized Islam since Thomas Jefferson's time, the lawyers claimed that the federal government couldn't be trusted because it had once condoned slavery.

The judge ruled that the mosque's construction could continue.

The Future

Violence has, fortunately, not spread past isolated incidents like the young man who slashed a Muslim cab driver in New York City.

But the story of Islamophobia in America is not over. Tensions between the Muslim community and federal law enforcement are growing, as the FBI continues to conduct undercover terror stings that some critics say amounts to entrapment. The new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has claimed that Muslim leaders are insufficiently cooperative with terror investigations and therefore is holding hearings on the "radicalization" of Muslim Americans. Other congressmen have promised to try to keep the hearings from targeting Muslims.

And so what happens next year, and the year after that -- whether cooler heads continue to prevail in the end -- remains to be seen.


From RT news regarding the attack by the IDF Commandos on the Palestinian Flotilla
an act of piracy in international waters the IDF committed murder and as usual got away with it as Israel is once again defended by the US administration- what would have occurred if an Arab or Islamic state had carried out such an attack.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Year Of The Bigots & Max Blumenthal :The Rise of Islamophobia

UPDATE: 7:15 PM. Dec. 29, 2010.

Above pic at LOONWATCH.Com of Professional Islamophobes Pam Geller and Robert Spencer from obscurity to notorious .
Attack of Islamophobe Pam Geller/Godzilla





Once upon a time in America Jewish Americans were targeted for discrimination and segregation now the bigots are targeting Muslim Americans.

Much of the hysteria over the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" was whipped up by Pam Geller and her fellow traveler Robert Spencer. They have been spewing anti-Muslim propaganda and hate speech for a few years before the GOP and Fox News and the Mainstream Media picked up on the issue as a good wedge issue and as good for tv and radio etc. ratings.

There's a lot of money to be made preaching hate. It has also worked out well for the Republicans in the November elections. The Wackos are now setting the tone and agenda for American conservatives and the GOP.

Poster found on Professional Anti-Islam Propagandist Pam Geller's blog AtlasShrugs.com.


Online news Islamophobia Today reports/exposes news items in the mainstream media slanted to fuel anti-Islam fears.


Professional Anti-Muslim Robert Spencer (picture above) & his fellow travelers ignore any terrorist attacks committed by non-Muslims. This is just one part of their M.O.

There are several big news items from the past year that went beyond a nine day wonder and are worthy of comment and are ongoing which includes Islamophobia and "The Ground Zero Mosque" or Wikileaks publishing government documents & naming Julian Assange of Wikileaks as "Most Wanted" or the extreme rights take over of the Republican Party in the USA .

Islamophobia and The Ground Zero Mosque

In large part because of the plan to build an Islamic center in New York a few blocks from the site of the 9/11 attack (Ground Zero) Islamophobia has become one of the big stories of the year. The professional Islamophobes such as Pam Geller of Stop The Islamization of America and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch have gone from relative obscurity to being headline news and in demand on all the faux news programs in the USA. They have used this opportunity to spread their hatred and disdain for Islam by wrapping themselves in the flag . They use the old racist tropes found in the propaganda of the anti-semites and other racist & bigots.
It should be noted that Geller and Spencer and other Islamophobes have spent the last few years preaching against Islam to various religious groups especially Evangelical Christians in the USA. These conservative religious groups are very receptive to their attacks on Islam which they say is a more of an ideology than a religion and that it preaches hate and violence. They claim that the Quran and Islamic teachings are a blueprint for a world wide theocratic Totalitarian State. According to these propagandists it is not just that there Islamic Extremists who misuse the Quran for instance but that all Muslims have a duty to convert, enslave or kill all non-Muslims. They promulgate the "Muslim Conspiracy Theory" in which all Muslims are involved in Jihad a war against the infidels either through violence or by stealth. So even so called moderate Muslim are merely putting on an act to deceive the non-Muslims hiding their true intentions and agenda. They strive to make the western nations in which they live Islamic states under the rule of Islamic Law that is Sharia .
Their views on Sharia are based upon the more extremist and rigid forms of sharia as found in some Islamic nations such as Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iran. They are justified in being concerned about this sort of barbaric form of sharia but much of these more medieval style of Islamic jurisprudence are either just outdated or are innovations to the basic teachings of the Quran and of the Prophet Muhammad.
In the same way most Christians do not want to impose on society the laws of God as given to Moses which included killing adulterers, or people engaged in premarital sex or homosexuality or blasphemy including saying "Jehovah" etc.
Meanwhile they will claim that they respect Muslims as individuals yet they trash the religion which is at the center of their lives.
They further claim that while Islam preaches hate Christianity and Judaism are the paragons of virtue . The claim that both of these religions are peace loving religions. While Christians and Jews rarely lie or use their religion as a cover for going to war or to justify slavery or bigotry and sexism, gender inequality homophobia or racism .
The thing of it is that Christians, Jews and Muslims it can be argued all fall short of their basic religious teachings .

Max Blumenthal on the growth of The Islamophobic Propaganda Network

"Clash Of Cultures" - Millennia-Old Divide-And-Conquer Scheme



Witch Hunt: Peter King (R-NY) Set To Use Congressional Position To Spread Islamophobia
The ED SHOW on MSNBC discussion with Keith Ellison



People love to Hate Muslims
A handfull of anti-Muslim fanatics have managed to galvanize hatred of all Muslims including American Muslims

As the midterm elections get closer, the GOP has pulled out their weapon of choice: fear mongering. A subject that has delivered without fail is the right's main issue of this 2010 election: Islamophobia. With such high profile Republicans such as Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich opposing the Islamic Center next to Ground Zero, how are Muslims perceived in America?



Pamela Geller: 'Hitler Inspired by Islam'
She claims this is not about Islam yet she goes on and on attacking Islam and particular Muslims.
And she claims Hitler was influenced by Islam
Islam according to the last Sura promotes violence and intolerance at least that's Pam Gellar's take on Islam.
If she were sincere she should be criticing Judaism because the Old testament talks about killing all non-believers- and of course many evangelical Christians are always quoting the old testament should they be vilified for promoting ancient barbaric laws such as the killing of adulterers, homosexuals, witches, pagans, blasphemers or delinquent children or keeping women separated from the family during menses or allowing for incest when there is a need for a male heir etc.
No she glosses over all of the negative and divisive and somewhat loony and misogynist verses in the Holy Bible.
She avoids Jesus sayings such as "i come not to bring peace but the sword" He then talks about how parents & children and wives and husbands should be at war with one another as some accept his word and others reject it.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

War Crimes:City of Fallujah Obliterated & Civilians Massacred By USA

Xmas In Fallujah: The City Obliterated and Thousands Massacred By USA Military

video

USA War Crimes:White Phosphorus Used By Americans on The Civilian Population of Fallujah



US in Iraq changed the Rules of Engagement so that any Iraqi citizens was to be treated as a hostile enemy combatant .
So much for bringing them freedom and the rule of law.
Like the former dictator Saddam the Americans showed complete disdain for human life.
And like Saddam the Americans abused, tortured & raped Iraqis in order to terrorize them and to inflict as much harm as possible in their desire for revenge for 9/11 and later revenge for every American soldier wounded or killed.
For each American killed the Americans killed at least 20 (or up to 100 Iraqis) as a form of collective guilt and punishment.

Too bad that America's idea of justice is more like "Cowboy Justice" and the "Lynch Mob" or put simply "Kill 'Em All".
And unfortunately under president Obama the military's prejudices and mind-set has not changed as he himself defends the Bush Regime's War Crimes including the use of Torture now known as "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques " which most civilized nations would call barbaric forms of torture.

American & Iraqi Government War Crimes Exposed By Wikileaks
RT. Oct. 2010



and so it goes,
GORD.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fallujah Documentary 1 warning graphic

Fallujah War Crimes- Use of Napalm now known as Phosphorus dropped on Fallujah
"Everybody in Fallujah was to be treated as an enemy combatant"
Massive Killing -Ethnic Cleansing of Iraq.

Journalist kept out of Fallujah as was the Red Cross and other human rights groups




American War Crimes Caught on Video - Fallujah Murdering Numerous Unarmed Citizens

Massacre in Falujah- The " Tell"

September 30, 2005 - Retired Masters Sergeant and coordinating committee member of "Bring Them Home Now", Stan Goff comments: "The 'tell' is in the audio. When the pilot asks permission to fire, he reports a large number of people... not armed people. People. And permission is granted instantly. This is an indication that the mission guidance is to shoot anyone who is in the street. This is a clear war crime, and one that begins with the commander's stated intent in the operations order. The pilot's exclamation of satisfaction, 'Aw dude!' at the end just underlines how this casual sadism comes to dominate the psyches of those who are part of a military occupation force, and how the ground reality become 'race war.'"

More information on the massacre controversy available at www.newsgateway.ca.





and so it goes,
GORD.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas in Fallujah - Cass Dillon and Billy Joel

The soldiers of the Empire- Xmas in Fallujah and no one gives a damn




American War Crime: The Wanton Destruction of Fallujah

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Simon & Garfunkel: Silent night-7 o'clock news- And Perpetual War

Simon & Garfunkel: Silent night-7 o'clock news- And Perpetual War

The more things change the more they stay the same
Perpetual War Murder inc.killing, torturing all in the name of Jesus and Adam Smith.



The United States like the rulers & elites of Empires & Imperialists and Colonial Powers before them believe they are entitled to do as they please. To them the main driving force of civilization as such is "The Will To Power".
US Troops & Mercenaries Fueling Resistance in Iraq & Afghanistan
To the American soldiers all Iraqis and afghans are the enemy.
The use of brute force, collective punishment , killing innocent civilians, massacres, rape, murder, plunder ,racism.




and here's john Lennon's bitter sweet song with video-
or What would Jesus do?
Ah set himself up as a corporate CEO sell arms and toys etc. to the highest bidder. The Neocons & Neoliberals want to make Jesus over into a more acceptable corporate friendly Middle Class American who taxes the working class bu not the wealthy.


Simon Garfunkel "The Will To Power" Jesus Hitler Nietzche "National Security" "Kill Em All" Capitalism Das Capital Marx Lennon Darwin Elitism Self-righteousness Sermon on the mount Beatitudes
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and so it goes,
GORD. video

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon

Unfortunately The USA is still waging its Imperial Wars.
And sad to say President Obama is keeping to America's militarized traditions of perpetual war . And the political, economic & media elites are still at war with the people.

War is over if you want it- but no Christians love a good war???

President Obama and the American Media act as if the Iraqi War was a great success and is now over.

If these Christians were sincere they would pay Iraq War Reparations-a hundred billion or more.
If these Christians were sincere they would stop attacking Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
If these Christians were sincere they would stop their hate propaganda against Muslims and Islam.
If these Christians over the centuries had been sincere in their love of peace and goodness they wouldn't be in a perpetual state of war.
If these Christians were sincere they like Jesus would preach in favor of justice for all not just for the rich and the powerful.
If these Christians were sincere they would abide by the Sermon on the mount and not the narrow mindedness and bigotry of the Early Christian Church Fathers.
John Lennon War Is Over



Anyway just a reminder the War is not over.

The video is a short version of Wikileaks Collateral Murder a video leaked to them.
This is just callous barbarous murderous actions.
What is most disturbing is the chatter of the helicopter crews
They are looking for targets. They see a bunch of men and jump to the conclusion they must be insurgents or terrorists to be outside in a group near a parking lot with cars on it what did they expect camels are they just making stuff up for back up their dubious and murderous actions.
They give different numbers of persons engaged 20 then 8 .
At first they say there is one weapon then three and then they say all of the men are armed.
They even say one of the men has fired a gun but there is no evidence of this.
They open fire and then shoot at those who dare move .
They kill a wounded man crawling on the ground.
Good Samaritans arrive in a van and help one of the wounded and so the Americans rip them to shreds.
One of the US pilots changes the wording from one body to bodies giving a false impression of the scene.

So what's Obama's reaction to the video and other evidence of American war crimes he takes on the Pentagon , he goes after Bush, Cheney & Rumsfeld-well no- instead he goes after Julian Assange .
Obama and other politicians treat Assange as if he were already found guilty in a court of law.
They appear to be treating him as an enemy combatant or terrorists.Don Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney are probably quite amused. Or cackling like Dr. Evil and his henchmen.
So committing War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity is not as bad as reporting them. The US stands accused and guilty of War crimes including massacres, destroying whole towns and cities destroying a society , committing murders, assassinations, renditions, kidnappings, incarcerating tens of thousands based upon little or no evidence physically, sexually and psychologically abusing and torturing a large percentage of these prisoners, refusing to take live up to their responsibility for the people of Iraq as the invading nation or occupier or conqueror .

Baghdad Massacre by US Crusaders



And a few more clips:

Murder INC. Militarized Macho USA



and so it goes,
GORD.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Julian Assange Of Wikileaks Interviewed By Cenk Uygur ( The Young Turks ) On MSNBC

Divide and conquer strategies of the Obama administration and its co-conspirators in other governments such as Britain, Sweden etc.
They pose the question of Wikileaks being a real news agency and its members as real journalists.
They exploit rape or sexual misconduct in order to attack Julian Assange and to create dissention among liberals, progressives and others on the left.

The United States government along with the British , Swedish government and others are trying to persuade the public and the media that Wikileaks is not a real news organization and therefore can not use the Freedom of the Press first amendment protections and defense.
This is just the old divide and conquer strategy on the part of the powers that be.
Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders and some members of the press have come to the defense of Julian Assange and Wikileaks.

The other strategy is that of accusations of rape or sexual misconduct which leads to division especially among feminists and other liberals and progressives.
So some feminists are spending time and energy arguing about Julian Assange's guilt or innocence.
These liberals and feminists may be sincere in their response to the "Rape Charges" but refuse to accept the fact that they are being played by those in power.
His accusers are working for those in power and using these charges as a means to define divide liberals and progressives.

Those who are joining in on the attacks on Julian Assange should ask themselves why these original charges of Rape or sexual misconduct were dismissed and then later as more documents were released to the media Julian Assange was formally charged.
The Swedish government's track record when it comes to charges of rape is among the worst of Western Nations and so in this sort of somewhat ambiguous case they even managed to get Interpol to name Julian Assange as their number 1 wanted man.
So the charges are politically motivated and those who engaged in arguing about the issue are mere pawns in the elite's game.

Julian Assange insists that the Whistleblower Bradley Manning is in fact a "Political Prisoner". The US government at the behest of the Obama administration are basically torturing Private Bradley Manning to get him to point the finger at Wikileaks and Julian Assange.

This issue once again shows President Obama and his administration to be as reactionary as the Bush Regime was. Obama is not a true friend of the people but is a shill for the rich and powerful.


Julian Assange Interview with Cenk Uygur on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show (12/22/2010)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

US The Rule of Law & It's Policy Of Torture At Abu Ghraib etc. -"Not Just A Few Bad Apples"

UPDATE: 5:53 PM Dec. 22, 2010.

The true story of US troops torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib is that it was not just a few bad apples -it was in fact US policy -Rumsfeld infamously said "the gloves are off" Condoleeza Rice called the Geneva Conventions quaint.
So the rule of law does not apply to the USA . It seems now that Obama shares the same views on the rule of law as that of the members of the Bush Regime.
This was and is a criminal policy which allowed American personnel to commit War Crimes and Crimes against humanity.
Those responsible for such a policy and those carrying out and implement these policies in a just society would be put on trial at the International Criminal Court.
But Bush and President Obama argue that the United States and its citizens are outside the jurisdiction of International Laws concerning the conduct of a war and occupation. They explicitly argue that the US is beyond the reach of such international bodies including the Geneva Conventions, the Nuremberg Rulings and special statutes on War Crimes and the treatment of a civilian population and of combatants.

The US military committed a number War Crimes violations besides that of a war of pure aggression they also violated international Law by attacking non-military targets or shows little or no interest in taking precautions to limit the damage to civilians or to civilian targets such as hospitals, schools, Holy Sites, utilities ie water and sewage treatment plants or power stations etc. The US also used banned weapons such as Napalm and Cluster Bombs and land mines all of these are anti-personnel weapons designed to cause massive damaged to any human being in the vicinity.

If these crimes are not investigated and those responsible tried then we can conclude that in fact the Geneva Conventions, Nuremberg rulings and other international agreements and or even treaties etc. The US has not been judged as it should have been. The American citizens who defend such behavior appear to have no sense of morality or a conscience and lacking in sympathy and empathy . Without sympathy and empathy and these other qualities the human soul shrivels away to nothing. In other words we become like the dead in T.S. Eliott's poem or in contemporary terms such people are mere zombies.

Survivos of US Torture Policies Part 1.
Don Rumsfeld Urges Soldiers to torture prisoners Part. 1.
US personnel use torture to force prisoners to make false accusations and false Confessions. So who are the Barbarians at the Gates???



Don Rumsfeld Urges Soldiers & private Contractors etc. to torture prisoners: US Torture of Prisoners Part. 2.



And more from Wikileaks Cablegate and they are not all about the USA . They include embarrassing and worse since some cables point to crimes committed by other nations , corruption, and criminal acts including War Crimes and Crimes against humanity assassinations, ethnic cleansing , death Squads hunting down insurgents and dissidents and journalist -

Given America's own track record it is no wonder they have done little for the advancement of human rights so why would they blow the whistle on others .The US tortured thousands and are praised for their diligence and getting all those terrorists except that most turned out not to be terrorists at all.


WikiLeaks cables: Syria believed Israel was behind sniper killing by The Guardian, Dec. 20,2010

Assassination of Syrian president's top security aide caused anxiety among the political elite, US embassy cables reveal


and UK gets into the act of training Death Squads a good old fashioned Western & Christian tradition:

WikiLeaks cables: Bangladeshi 'death squad' trained by UK government Rapid Action Battalion, accused of hundreds of extra-judicial killings, received training from UK officers, cables reveal Guardian Dec. 21, 2010.

and Private Security shaking down custormers.

WikiLeaks cables: Iraq security firms operate 'mafia' to inflate prices Guardian , dec. 21, 2010

Halliburton executive's comments reveal tensions between security firms, oil companies and the Baghdad government

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Americans murdering civilians in Iraq -Leaked Video- what you didnt see

UPDATE: Dec. 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM.

Kissinger's statement reveals how the US government views Soldiers!!!

US military & government and Mainstream Media devalue human life in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan , Gaza , Lebanon , Sri lanka, Honduras etc.
They and their allies they argue are outside the jurisdiction of any international laws or agreements from the Geneva Conventions to the Nuremberg rulings to the International Red Cross, the red crescent or Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch etc. Why because America and its allies they tell us is morally superior to all other nations and besides they have God on their side. As General Boykin said "My God is stronger than their God"




The debasement of US military personnel who have no respect for the lives of Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis etc. All members of these countries are seen as less than human and so can be murdered with absolute impunity unless it is made public. Once made public US defends its actions and then attacks journalists such as Wikileaks, BBC, CBC, Al Jazeera, NYT, Washington Post or individuals such as Juliane Assange or even Helen Thomas.All who criticize American Actions in these countries whether Arab or Muslim civilians is seen as an attack on America. As Bush said & President Obama agrees "You are either with us or against us".
The United States has maintained this position for at least the last 70 years or so as they kill with impunity anyone they don't like whether a journalist or an insurgent or politician or even the families of these individuals.

America gets its power through the use of brutal unimaginable violence against its critics.
Fox News in the end is no different from the Mainstream Media which defends American actions unconditionally.





American hypocrisy claiming they are in favor of justice, truth, democracy and peace when in fact America is dedicated and proud to use its power to kill hundreds of thousands of civilians with impunity.

American Media Fails Covering Wikileaks Video




and so it goes,
GORD.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wikileaks More Evidence of Sri Lanka's Government Policy of Genocide ??? & US War Crimes TV Ratings Fail

US government still trying to break Bradley Manning through the means of extended solitary confinement which is tantamount to torture. He has been held in solitary confinement 23 out of every 24 hours for some six months .
Another proud moment in American history according to the Mainstream Media .
While the rest of the world daily reads about new revelations in the released diplomatic cables by Wikileaks the US goes into a media blackout shutting down criticisms of the US military and government.



Petition to protect Bradley Manning at Demand Progress

And so the Diplomatic Cables released by Wikileaks do not just uncover the War Crimes and Crimes against humanity perpetuated by the USA but also those of other countries such as Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka government and military are accused of killing thousands of innocent civilians in their policy of Ethnic Cleansing of the Tamils of Sri Lanka.

It would be hypocritical of the US government to make such allegations against Sri Lanka when the USA under Bush and Obama has committed various atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan which also amount to War Crimes and Crimes against humanity.
Sri Lanka's government like the US government and the Israeli and British etc. claims that International human rights agencies and the International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction over Sri Lanka.

Besides this is not surprising since the US and its allies not merely stood passively by for instance during the Ethnic Cleansing in Serbia by the Serbian Christian Nationalists who killed tens of thousands of Muslim Serbs while the US and others kept the Serbian butchers well supplied with arms and ammunition while slaughtering unarmed Muslim Serbs /Bosnians . Nor did they try to stop the killing of Gypsies/Roma in the former Yugoslavian territory in the 1990s.
It was not a civil war but rather a matter of Ethnic Cleansing.

So the International agreements on torture and on the conduct of a war treatment of civilians, infrastructure and POWs and enemy combatants do not apply to the USA or any of its allies. Isn't this similar to what the Soviet Union also arguedfor over fifty years or so.

So the United States and its allies are permitted to torture, execute, assassinate and bomb civilian targets as it sees fit with impunity.
The Hope was that when Obama became president he wouldn't hide behind shady, dubious, questionable legal arguments but would be more transparent and would insist the US abide by the same rules of engagement and treatment of POWs as other nations ideally are supposed to.
Instead Obama is also a "True Believer" in American superiority and exceptionalism and so above the rules, laws or morality as applied to other members of the United Nations.
America's Will to Power is therefore all that matters since like the Taliban or Al Qaeda they too are on a Holy Mission from GOD???

Is Ethnic Cleansing just a political correct term for a failed Genocide Policy

Wikileaks Colombo Sri Lankan government Committed War Crimes & crimes Against Humanity
Ethnic Cleansing or Genocide.



Sri Lanka execution video: new war crimes claims



According to cables released by Wikileaks Sri Lanka has allegedly committed War Crimes. It is a serious allegation and if there is any evidence of such a Crime if there is any justice the Sri Lankan government or individuals would go to trial before the International Criminal Court. There a judgement would be made as was done in the Nuremberg Trials.It may turn out that the evidence doesn't hold up in court.

Kohana is Sri lanka's permanent representative to United Nations.

Note he makes the same argument as the USA that the International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction over its country.
Whether a government is guilty or not of War Crimes is to be decided in the end by the ICC.

What the ICC 's agenda is to investigate allegations of War Crimes. So why wouldn't Sri lanka or the USA or Israel allow investigators in if they are innocent. Is it just a matter of nationalistic pride. Americans are always saying they believe in honest and open or transparent government and yet they want no outsider /foreigner having the GALL to judge America or Britain or Israel, or Sri Lanka . How many more nations are going to reject the jurisdiction of the ICC.

Sri Lanka "No Way" to Int'nl Criminal Court - Kohana - 18 January 2010



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Anyway here are some bits about the War Crimes and Crimes Against humanity committed by the USA and its military and its hired mercenaries in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Most Americans and the propagandist Mainstream Media working on behalf of the US government deny any crimes committed in these wars or claim it is permitted to do as it pleases with impunity.
Besides the public has been over the last ten years more concerned over the affairs of Tiger Woods or the appearance on live TV of Janet Jackson's nipple or the ongoing saga of other media personalities such as Charlie Sheen or they are too caught up in the overarching importance of which media personality will perform best on "Dancing with the Stars" etc. These events they tell us are more pertinent than the wholesale slaughter of Iraqi, Afghan or Pakistani civilians who according to the US media are all subhuman anyway.

Torture & Execution Widespread In Iraq While U.S. & U.K. Military Officials Look The Other Way



Background Wikileaks & War crimes v Superficial American culture of the Inane the trivial

American-British war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan - spsyed analysis

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"The Attacks On Julian Assange Are A Direct Contradiction Of American Values & Note: Wikileaks Mirrored On 2194 Sites!!!

UPDATE: Wikileaks Mirror Sites: To find Mirrors of Wikileaks :

This page is a mirror of an original at wikileaks website - http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html It will be updated each day as new mirror website are established.Information Clearing House Dec. 19, 2010

Wikileaks Mirrors

Wikileaks is currently under heavy attack.

In order to make it impossible to ever fully remove Wikileaks from the Internet, you will find below a list of mirrors of Wikileaks website and CableGate pages.

If you want to add your mirror to the list, see our Mass Mirroring Wikileaks page
Mirror List

Wikileaks is currently mirrored on 2194 sites (updated 2010-12-15 15:56 GMT)

The More Mirrors the better!!!
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Anyway many politicians and media often hold contradictory views on terrorism . Some terrorist they say are OK ie IRA who were fighting against British Imperialism, the Contras in El Salvador fighting against Socialist Nicaragua killing , torturing , kidnapping, raping etc. all in the name of Capitalism and Christianity. Or we can take the example of terrorist who were fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan or when Israel uses Terrorist tactics against its enemies including including innocent civilians men , women , children etc.
Many American politicians including Jesse Helms and McCain supported the brutal South African Apartheid Terrorist Regime or the use of terrorist tactics by the Shah of Iran, Pinochet in Chile , Jose Posada of Cuba. When the terrorists are on America's side they are forgiven for their actions.

Congressman OK with Terrorism The Young Turks



Bradley Manning Tortured? The Alyona Show





"The Attacks On Julian Assange Are A Direct Contradiction Of American Values
December 07, 2010 News Corp
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Whistleblower Bradley Manning kept In Inhumane Conditions Amounting To Torture US Government Hoping "To Break Him"

UPDATE: Dec. 18, 2010, 3:04 PM.
In the US military or government justice system torture has become commonplace and the the public and mainstream media appear oblivious to it or actively support the use of torture.



Bradley manning and Julian Assange

Glenn Greenwald at Salon.com argues that the Whisleblower Bradley Manning is in effect being tortured by being held in inhumane conditions. The question arises that the US government is hoping to break Bradley Manning so he will testify against Julian Assange and Wikileaks giving evidence that Wikileaks was actively encouraging Bradley Manning to leak the documents.

Bradley Manning 2 Imprisoned under Inhumane Conditions [DemocracyNow!]



The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention By Glenn Greenwald at Salon.com, Dec. 14, 2010

Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime. Despite that, he has been detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia for five months -- and for two months before that in a military jail in Kuwait -- under conditions that constitute cruel and inhumane treatment and, by the standards of many nations, even torture. Interviews with several people directly familiar with the conditions of Manning's detention, ultimately including a Quantico brig official (Lt. Brian Villiard) who confirmed much of what they conveyed, establishes that the accused leaker is subjected to detention conditions likely to create long-term psychological injuries.


and further Greenwald in his update :

The need to have Manning make incriminating statements against Assange -- to get him to claim that Assange actively, in advance, helped Manning access and leak these documents -- would be one obvious reason for subjecting Manning to such inhumane conditions: if you want to have better treatment, you must incriminate Assange. In The Huffington Post yesterday, Marcus Baram quoted Jeff Paterson, who runs Manning's legal defense fund, as saying that Manning has been extremely upset by the conditions of his detention but had not gone public about them in deference to his attorney's efforts to negotiate better treatment.

Whatever else is true, the DOJ seems intent on pressuring Manning to incriminate Assange. It would be bizarre indeed to make a deal with the leaking government employee in order to incriminate the non-government-employee who merely published the classified information. But that may very well at least partially explain (though obviously not remotely justify) why the Government is holding Manning under such repressive conditions: in order to "induce" him to say what they need him to say in order to indict WikiLeaks and Assange



US prosecutors are trying to prove that Assange and Manning were co-conspirators and that Wikileaks and Julian Assange were actively encouraging Manning to leak the Classified documents .
But the issue is that any investigative journalist is not a mere passive bystander.

As Glenn Greenwald points out:

"In sum, investigative journalists routinely -- really, by definition -- do exactly that which the DOJ's new theory would seek to prove WikiLeaks did. To indict someone as a criminal "conspirator" in a leak on the ground that they took steps to encourage the disclosures would be to criminalize investigative journalism every bit as much as charging Assange with "espionage" for publishing classified information."


Keith Olbermann talked with FBI whistle-blower Colleen Rowley about the details of Bradley Mannings incarceration, which were reported by Glenn Greenwald earlier this week:

Keith olbermann

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The US government is trying to prove that Wikileaks and Assange actively encouraged Bradley Manning to leak classified material to them . If they can prove this they believe Assange can be prosecuted for sedition and or treason or whatever they can come up with. But as Charlie Savage of the New York Times argues investigative journalist are rarely passive in their role as uncovering government wrong doing. Therefore going after Assange will inevitably lead down a slippery slope in which all investigative journalist could be characterized as taking part in seditious and treasonous actions.
To prevent this the prosecutors need Manning to testify against Wikileaks and Assange.

Since the conditions under-which Manning is being held that is 23 hours out of 24 in solitary confinement which is tantamount to torture are they hoping Manning will break and be coerced into making a false confession which would be used against Wikileaks and Assange.

What disturbs many Obama supporters is that Obama was supposed to be a champion for whistleblowers instead he has sold out to the right wing and is more anti-Whisleblowers than was the Bush/Cheney Regime.

U.S. Tries to Build Case for Conspiracy by WikiLeaks By CHARLIE SAVAGE Published: December 15, 2010


WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors, seeking to build a case against the WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange for his role in a huge dissemination of classified government documents, are looking for evidence of any collusion in his early contacts with an Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking the information.

Justice Department officials are trying to find out whether Mr. Assange encouraged or even helped the analyst, Pfc. Bradley Manning, to extract classified military and State Department files from a government computer system. If he did so, they believe they could charge him as a conspirator in the leak, not just as a passive recipient of the documents who then published them.

Among materials prosecutors are studying is an online chat log in which Private Manning is said to claim that he had been directly communicating with Mr. Assange using an encrypted Internet conferencing service as the soldier was downloading government files. Private Manning is also said to have claimed that Mr. Assange gave him access to a dedicated server for uploading some of them to WikiLeaks.


...Since WikiLeaks began making public large caches of classified United States government documents this year, Justice Department officials have been struggling to come up with a way to charge Mr. Assange with a crime. Among other things, they have studied several statutes that criminalize the dissemination of restricted information under certain circumstances, including the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.

But while prosecutors have used such laws to go after leakers and hackers, they have never successfully prosecuted recipients of leaked information for passing it on to others — an activity that can fall under the First Amendment’s strong protections of speech and press freedoms.

Last week, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said he had just authorized investigators to take “significant” steps, declining to specify them. This week, one of Mr. Assange’s lawyers in Britain said they had “heard from Swedish authorities there has been a secretly impaneled grand jury” in northern Virginia.

US prosecutors are hoping to "...persuade Private Manning to testify against Mr. Assange. But two members of a support network set up to raise money for his legal defense, Jeff Paterson and David House, said Private Manning had declined to cooperate with investigators since his arrest in May."



The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention By Glenn Greenwald at Salon.com, dec. 14, 2010


Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime. Despite that, he has been detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia for five months -- and for two months before that in a military jail in Kuwait -- under conditions that constitute cruel and inhumane treatment and, by the standards of many nations, even torture. Interviews with several people directly familiar with the conditions of Manning's detention, ultimately including a Quantico brig official (Lt. Brian Villiard) who confirmed much of what they conveyed, establishes that the accused leaker is subjected to detention conditions likely to create long-term psychological injuries.

Since his arrest in May, Manning has been a model detainee, without any episodes of violence or disciplinary problems. He nonetheless was declared from the start to be a "Maximum Custody Detainee," the highest and most repressive level of military detention, which then became the basis for the series of inhumane measures imposed on him.

From the beginning of his detention, Manning has been held in intensive solitary confinement. For 23 out of 24 hours every day -- for seven straight months and counting -- he sits completely alone in his cell. Even inside his cell, his activities are heavily restricted; he's barred even from exercising and is under constant surveillance to enforce those restrictions. For reasons that appear completely punitive, he's being denied many of the most basic attributes of civilized imprisonment, including even a pillow or sheets for his bed (he is not and never has been on suicide watch). For the one hour per day when he is freed from this isolation, he is barred from accessing any news or current events programs. Lt. Villiard protested that the conditions are not "like jail movies where someone gets thrown into the hole," but confirmed that he is in solitary confinement, entirely alone in his cell except for the one hour per day he is taken out



Just by itself, the type of prolonged solitary confinement to which Manning has been subjected for many months is widely viewed around the world as highly injurious, inhumane, punitive, and arguably even a form of torture. In his widely praised March, 2009 New Yorker article -- entitled "Is Long-Term Solitary Confinement Torture?" -- the surgeon and journalist Atul Gawande assembled expert opinion and personal anecdotes to demonstrate that, as he put it, "all human beings experience isolation as torture." By itself, prolonged solitary confinement routinely destroys a person’s mind and drives them into insanity. A March, 2010 article in The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law explains that "solitary confinement is recognized as difficult to withstand; indeed, psychological stressors such as isolation can be as clinically distressing as physical torture."

For that reason, many Western nations -- and even some non-Western nations notorious for human rights abuses -- refuse to employ prolonged solitary confinement except in the most extreme cases of prisoner violence. "It’s an awful thing, solitary," John McCain wrote of his experience in isolated confinement in Vietnam. “It crushes your spirit." As Gawande documented: "A U.S. military study of almost a hundred and fifty naval aviators returned from imprisonment in Vietnam . . . reported that they found social isolation to be as torturous and agonizing as any physical abuse they suffered." Gawande explained that America’s application of this form of torture to its own citizens is what spawned the torture regime which President Obama vowed to end:

This past year, both the Republican and the Democratic Presidential candidates came out firmly for banning torture and closing the facility in Guantánamo Bay, where hundreds of prisoners have been held in years-long isolation. Neither Barack Obama nor John McCain, however, addressed the question of whether prolonged solitary confinement is torture. . . .

This is the dark side of American exceptionalism. . . . Our willingness to discard these standards for American prisoners made it easy to discard the Geneva Conventions prohibiting similar treatment of foreign prisoners of war, to the detriment of America’s moral stature in the world. In much the same way that a previous generation of Americans countenanced legalized segregation, ours has countenanced legalized torture. And there is no clearer manifestation of this than our routine use of solitary confinement . . .

...This is why the conditions under which Manning is being detained were once recognized in the U.S. -- and are still recognized in many Western nations -- as not only cruel and inhumane, but torture. More than a century ago, U.S. courts understood that solitary confinement was a barbaric punishment that severely harmed the mental and physical health of those subjected to it. The Supreme Court's 1890 decision in In re Medley noted that as a result of solitary confinement as practiced in the early days of the United States, many "prisoners fell, after even a short confinement, into a semi-fatuous condition . . . and others became violently insane; others still, committed suicide; while those who stood the ordeal better . . . [often] did not recover sufficient mental activity to be of any subsequent service to the community." And in its 1940 decision in Chambers v. Florida, the Court characterized prolonged solitary confinement as "torture" and compared it to "[t]he rack, the thumbscrew, [and] the wheel."

The inhumane treatment of Manning may have international implications as well. There are multiple proceedings now pending in the European Union Human Rights Court, brought by "War on Terror" detainees contesting their extradition to the U.S. on the ground that the conditions under which they likely will be held -- particularly prolonged solitary confinement -- violate the European Convention on Human Rights, which (along with the Convention Against Torture) bars EU states from extraditing anyone to any nation where there is a real risk of inhumane and degrading treatment. The European Court of Human Rights has in the past found detention conditions violative of those rights (in Bulgaria) where "the [detainee] spent 23 hours a day alone in his cell; had limited interaction with other prisoners; and was only allowed two visits per month."


and so it goes,
GORD.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wikileaks: Terrorist Threat Exaggerated In Europe & Australia & USA

"Information is the currency of democracy" -Thomas jefferson

Update: Dec. 17, 2010 1:03 PM.

Assange defends himself & Wikileaks while US mainstream Media still trying to paint him as a villain for leaking the Diploamatic Cables and they still take seriously the bogus rape charges.
Today Show interview of Julian Assange via Huffington Post

Julian Assange Interview: WikiLeaks Founder On 'Today' Show via Huffington Post , Dec. 17, 2010


The Today show interviewed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday after his release from prison on bail Thursday afternoon. During the interview, he described his recent court appearances as "not the beginning of the end, rather it is merely the end of the beginning."

Assange confirmed that he has heard there will be espionage charges filed against him in the U.S., and denied knowing Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army intelligence analyst accused of providing WikiLeaks with information. The U.S. is allegedly putting together a case against Assange on conspiracy charges.

The beleaguered founder also spoke about the rape charges filed against him in Sweden, for which he was recently imprisoned in England. He called the allegations a "very successful smear campaign," but said that the public was beginning to question the story. Assange is currently fighting extradition to Sweden, arguing that he has seen no evidence in the case.

Despite spending over a week "in the basement of a Victorian prison," as Assange put it, the Internet activist remained defiant and seemed confident throughout the interview.

Watch the entire exchange:


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Where as once signs were posted by various businesses preventing targeted ethnic, religious or racial groups such as Catholics, Irish, Jews, blacks , Hispanics, Asians they now target Muslims without much fear of a backlash because everyday the government and Media and the xenophobic uberconservatives tell them that Muslims in America and in Europe are a real and present danger.

Our society it appears needs an "Other" to hate and fear to prove that we are in some way more civilized, more advanced and better than the "Other".Such prejudice and bigotry is a distraction from reality which may be unpalatable. Such prejudice and bigotry is part of the demonization of those who are not like ourselves. The elites play on such fears and prejudice as scapegoats for whatever problems are facing society as a whole or difficulties facing a specific group which in some way feels threatened. So for instance a high employment rate is due to the newer immigrants or is a matter of social policies such as preferential hiring ie as a corrective to past injustices or caused by attempts for instance at gender equality . Demonization is also encouraged in order to further justify unnecessary foreign wars . It is easier to kill individuals within a group or to marginalize or ethnically cleanse a society of those who are seen as a danger to the "homogeneity "or "purity" of a societyif they are seen as a little less than human as brutal , blood thirsty savages etc.

A Store Owner Posts a Sign ‘No Muslims Inside’ via Islamophobia Today, Dec. 10, 2010


Bargraph shows only 0.4 % of terrorist attacks in UK were by Islamic Terrorists.


Julian Assange Editor in Chief at Wikileaks in a police van.



The government and Media's distortion of the actual threat from Islamic terrorists tends to fuel prejudice against all Muslims as this billboard suggests.

A Store Owner Posts a Sign ‘No Muslims Inside’ via Islamophobia Today, Dec. 10, 2010


Islamophobia is embedded in our culture from pundits and bloggers constantly spewing hatred. This phobia trickles down to the normal, hardworking citizens who believe that this phobia, which is a hatred, is part of the norms.

The fuss over a sign in Alabama at an electronics store reading “BBQ PORK RESTURANT (sic) IS SAFEST NO MUSLIMS INSIDE” shocked its longtime owner who said he doesn’t understand why it’s such a big deal.

Electronic Repair Company owner Chuck Biddinger, who put up the sign last week, said he meant the message as a joke. After all, he said, it wasn’t even the most offensive one he had ever posted.

That award goes to a sign he posted last May that read “A dog is wiser than a woman – it does not bark at its master,” earned heat from domestic violence groups in Alabama.

“The women’s groups went ballistic,” he told the Daily News when he picked up the phone at his East Lake, Ala., shop.

Biddinger said to pacify them he put a public service announcement urging victims of domestic violence to call a hotline.

But he said this sign, which has garnered national attention, has gotten more positive reaction than negative – and he has no plans to apologize to anyone offended.

“I have gotten a few complaints about it, but for every one complaint about it I’ve had, 10 people tell me that they like it and support it,” he said.

He told local television station ABC 33/40 that while it was meant as a lighthearted joke, it was true.

“Muslims do not eat pork,” he told the television station. “It’s a known fact that Muslims have tried to commit crimes in this country.”

On Friday, Biddinger said he planned to take the sign down sometime soon, but hadn’t quite had the time to do it – and was still looking for something equally eye-catching. Signs outside his shop are changed every week, usually with jokes he receives via email chains.

Many of them are not politically correct. But the coverage of this one, he said, has been unbelievable.

“I never thought about that until it got picked up on the Internet and it went totally viral when I put this sign up,” he said.

When asked by The News if he understood why this sign might have gotten more attention than other racist or or sexist signs he may have posted, he replied, “No, ma’am.”

After all, he said, he wasn’t worried about people’s feelings.

“For the local area, if I offend a few Muslims, there will be a lot of people who support it,” he said.

Not to mention, all the coverage of his repair shop from the sign is good for business.

“I believe it’s a positive,” he said.

People interviewed by ABC 33/40 agreed, laughing at the words on the sign when a reporter showed it to them.

“I think it’s hilarious to me that they would feel that way,” one man said. “But I’m not offended about it at all.”

nmandell@nydailynews.com



"Information is the currency of democracy" -Thomas jefferson

JOHN PILGER - WIKILEAKS - "THE WAR YOU DONT SEE" TRAILER - ABC RADIO




Everyday there are knew revelations care of the 960 diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks and the mainstream Media in America is fearful or just don't care or are on the side of the elites in this matter. Millions of Americans are being intimidated and threatened in one way or another by Homeland Security insisting it may be in fact treasonous to even read the cables or an analysis of their content.

Before Wikileaks disclosed the so called "classified" diplomatic cables they were accessible to some 3 million government employees; so how secret are they.

What the media is doing is a bit of sleight of hand in which the focus is on Julian Assange & his organization Wikileaks rather than focusing on the actual content of the diplomatic cables which paint a rather ugly picture of America and its scheming , spying , condescending megalomaniacs who treat other nations as merely pawns in Corporate America's political games to further their own agendas from the soda companies Coke & Pepsi to Dupont and the Military Industrial Complex selling conventional weaponry and the not so conventional Napalm/ White phosphorus and Land Mines and cluster bombs all intended to kill indiscriminately with the maximum damage to people rather than hard targets or even insurgents .
The U.S. plan in Iraq and Afghanistan is similar to France in Algiers 1958-1964 before they were forced to leave with their heads bowed down in shame.
The French like the Americans used torture & death squads and indiscriminate killing of civilians intending to fill the populace with fear to terrorize them which would lead the Algerian indigenous peoples to give up their fight for Independence and Justice.
At that time France was being stubborn trying to keep the last of their colonies.
The British in the 1920s & 1930s to fight the Arabs seeking independence Britain used overwhelming brutal force. The so called honorable Brits committed massacres , assassinations, they too used torture and death squads ( like the Brown and Tan thugs in Ireland who were working for Britain under the control of people like Winston Churchill who used similar tactics in Arabia.) Churchill and others in command in Arabia pursued a scorched earth policy to maintain their power in Arabia. Massacring one village after another of men , women and children seemed acceptable to the British public as the US is doing now.

At the moment I am reading a great book about Arab history entitled The Arabs A History by Eugene Rogan (2009).Every page reveals new bits of information and great insights by the author. The book is written somewhat sympathetic to the Arabs whose world was invaded by the colonial powers from the 1700s to the present. From the Ottomans and Turks to British, French, Germans , Italians and now its America's turn to interfere with the present and future of a Sovereign People.

As this book and others point out they the Arabs and Muslims don't hate America for its freedoms or democracy -they hate all colonial powers who are out to fulfill their own strategic and materialistic goals which is to have access to cheap oil and other natural resources including a cheap half- starved desperate workforce. All of this is achieved not by democracy but by brutal force, intimidation , blockades, sanctions and acts of piracy (ie Gaza freedom Flotilla). The colonial powers decide whether or not a country is permitted to build up its own military even for self-defense ( ie as the Western Powers did by denying weapons to the Arabs when the state of Israel was formed or as they did in refusing to allow arms to be shipped to the Bosnian/Serbian Muslims allowing the Serbs to kill tens of thousands of their fellow citizens who happen to be Muslims)


Europol Report: All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 99.6% that Aren’t 28 January 2010 by Danios at Loonwatch.com

the 2009 Europol report concludes:


Islamist terrorism is still perceived as being the biggest threat worldwide, despite the fact that the EU only faced one Islamist terrorist attack in 2008. This bomb attack took place in the UK…Separatist terrorism remains the terrorism area which affects the EU most. This includes Basque separatist terrorism in Spain and France, and Corsican terrorism in France…Past contacts between ETA and the FARC illustrate the fact that also separatist terrorist organizations seek cooperation partners outside the EU on the basis of common interests. In the UK, dissident Irish republican groups, principally the RIRA and the CIRA, and other paramilitary groups may continue to engage in crime and violence.

Perception is not reality. Due to the right wing’s influence and propaganda, people mistakenly think that Islamic terrorism is the greatest threat to the Western world. It is even a commonly held belief that Islamic terrorism poses an existential threat–that the very survival of the Western world is at stake. Of course, the reality is that there are other groups that engage in terrorism on a much larger scale, yet these terrorist incidents are minimized. Acts of terrorism committed by Muslims are purposefully sensationalized and focused upon, culminating in the idea that “(nearly) all terrorists are Muslims.”

Terrorism from Islamic extremists is certainly a cause for concern, but it need not be an issue that creates mass hysteria. Nor should it be allowed to be such a critical issue that we are willing to sacrifice our ideals or civil rights for fear of it.



WikiLeaks: Australian Intelligence Assessment Says AlQaeda Threat “Vastly Overstated” by Philip Dorling, Dec. 15, 2010 via Islamophobia Today


A SECRET Australian intelligence assessment has declared the al-Qaeda terrorist network a failure and claims its regional offshoot, Jemaah Islamiah, has been broken in Indonesia.

The head of Australia’s intelligence analysis agency, the Office of National Assessments, told US diplomats in October 2008 that al-Qaeda ”ultimately has failed to achieve the strategic leadership role it sought within the Islamic world”.

The assessment undercuts a key argument of the Gillard government to justify Australia’s continued commitment to the war in Afghanistan: that al-Qaeda could return to use the country as a terrorist training ground.


Australian intelligence officers instead blamed Taliban success in Afghanistan on the failings of the Afghan government and the involvement of Pakistan’s intelligence and security agencies.

Pressed by the US diplomats for an overall assessment of Islamist terrorist threats, the then ONA director-general, Peter Varghese, gave a strongly upbeat view.

He told the visiting head of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Randall Fort, that terrorism was ”a good news story that is getting better, with the violent Islamist threat receding”.