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  • wingover 10:25 am on March 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    El Paso Times trying to make Juarez martial law look like a good thing 

    Mexican Military
    The so-called good guys look like the bad guys.

    Killings appear to have slowed in the murder capital of North America – El Paso Times.

    JUAREZ — The killings appear to have slowed in the murder capital of North America.

    Prostitutes are back on La Paz Street in the Downtown district, another sign that fear had lessened.

  • wingover 9:09 am on March 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Nearly a Million Genocide Victims, Covered in a Cloak of Amnesia 

    Memo From Istanbul – Nearly a Million Genocide Victims, Covered in a Cloak of Amnesia – NYTimes.com.

    According to a long-hidden document that belonged to the interior minister of the Ottoman Empire, 972,000 Ottoman Armenians disappeared from official population records from 1915 through 1916.

    In Turkey, any discussion of what happened to the Ottoman Armenians can bring a storm of public outrage. But since its publication in a book in January, the number — and its Ottoman source — has gone virtually unmentioned. Newspapers hardly wrote about it. Television shows have not discussed it.

    • David Davidian 1:31 pm on March 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      A rather interesting article to see in the NYTimes, especially with President Obama planning a trip to Turkey next month. It will be noteworthy if Obama mentions the genocide of the Armenians while in Turkey considering April is the month Armenians commemorate the genocide and the month Armenians have asked the US Congress to recognize this crime against humanity as a historical fact. Obama noted at least fives times during the run up to the election the term “Armenian Genocide”.

      My grandparents survived this genocide. My grandfather’s family alone lost 31 people. While a million Armenians “went missing” in Turkish controlled areas many hundreds of thousands of Armenians were subsequently killed when Turkish forces moved into the Caucasus, Persia, and eventually reaching the Caspian Sea. That is where the generally accepted number of 1.5 million murdered is derived.

      Taking responsibility for the crime of genocide not only includes recognition, but also reparations.


  • wingover 10:33 am on February 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    ABC News poll propaganda 

    ABC News: Obama Gathers Two-Thirds Support for Additional Troops to Afghanistan.

    METHODOLOGY – This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone
    Feb. 19-22, 2009, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults including both
    landline and cell phone-only respondents. Results for the full sample have a 3-point error
    margin; click here for a detailed description of sampling error. Sampling, data collection
    and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, PA. SOURCE PDF

    1,001 people polled to decide what a nation of 300 million believe.

  • wingover 5:15 pm on February 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

    Local news station: Toxic Sky 

  • wingover 5:11 pm on February 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

    Local news station confirms barium in chemtrails 

  • wingover 11:14 am on February 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Mainstream media demonizes religion and reports news with NO proof? 

    Islam group urges forest fire jihad | theage.com.au.

    AUSTRALIA has been singled out as a target for “forest jihad” by a group of Islamic extremists urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror.

    US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to “start forest fires”, claiming “scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels’ forests when they do the same to our lands”.

    The website, posted by a group called the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network, argues in Arabic that lighting fires is an effective form of terrorism justified in Islamic law under the “eye for an eye” doctrine.

    The posting — which instructs jihadis to remember “forest jihad” in summer months — says fires cause economic damage and pollution, tie up security agencies and can take months to extinguish so that “this terror will haunt them for an extended period of time”.

    “Imagine if, after all the losses caused by such an event, a jihadist organisation were to claim responsibility for the forest fires,” the website says. “You can hardly begin to imagine the level of fear that would take hold of people in the United States, in Europe, in Russia and in Australia.”

    With the nation heading into another hot, dry summer, Australian intelligence agencies are treating the possibility that bushfires could be used as a weapon of terrorism as a serious concern.

    Attorney-General Robert McClelland said the Federal Government remained “vigilant against such threats”, warning that anyone caught lighting a fire as a weapon of terror would feel the wrath of anti-terror laws.

    “Any information that suggests a threat to Australia’s interests is investigated by relevant agencies as appropriate,” Mr McClelland said.

    Adam Dolnik, director of research at the University of Wollongong’s Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention, said that bushfires (unlike suicide bombing) were generally not considered a glorious type of attack by jihadis, in keeping with a recent decline in the sophistication of terrorist operations.

    “With attacks like bushfires, yes, it would be easy. It would be very damaging and we do see a decreasing sophistication as a part of terrorist attacks,” Dr Dolnik said.

    “In recent years, there have been quite a few attacks averted and it has become more and more difficult for groups to do something effective.”

    Dr Dolnik said he had observed an increase in traffic on jihadi websites calling for a simplification of terrorist attacks because the more complex operations had been failing. But starting bushfires was still often regarded as less effective than other operations because governments could easily deny terrorism as the cause.

    The internet posting by the little-known group claimed the idea of forest fires had been attributed to imprisoned Al Qaeda leader Abu Musab Al-Suri. It said Al-Suri had urged terrorists to use sulphuric acid and petrol to start forest fires.

    1. Why would a group publicly post terrorist threats?
    2. With today’s technology it would be easy to identify who is running a website making threats.
    3. The article didn’t post the websites URL.
    4. You decide

    Google Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network

  • wingover 8:57 pm on February 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Resources on Drug Experiments Performed by the U. S. Government 

    Georgia Perimeter College.

  • wingover 10:02 am on February 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Pentagon clashes with media over control of information 

    Pentagon clashes with media over control of information – Los Angeles Times.

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The black-and-white video starts with a mini-van locked in the crosshairs and the sound of a missile launching. A ball of fire suddenly consumes the van and a palm grove somewhere in Iraq.

    “Good shot,” says a voice squawking over what sounds like a military radio. Before the one-minute video clip is over, two more SUVs are destroyed by Apache helicopters.

    The video is one of dozens brought to viewers around the world by Maj. Alayne Conway, the top public affairs officer for the 3rd Infantry Division. When her unit was in Iraq, her office sent out four to six videos a day to media outlets around the world, as well as posting them on YouTube.

    “You want to make sure you edit it in the right way,” Conway said. “You have to go through the steps. … Is this something that is going to make Joe Six-Pack look up from his TV dinner or his fast-food meal and look up at the TV and say, ‘Wow, the American troops are kicking butt in Iraq?'”

    Critics say the purpose of such violent material is not to inform the public about what the military is doing, but to promote it. Public affairs officers argue that they are in a battle with insurgents to shape the public perception of the wars they are fighting, and they will use every means available to push the military’s version of events.

    The Pentagon now spends more than $550 million a year — at least double the amount since 2003 — on public affairs, and that doesn’t including personnel costs. Public affairs officers are, in the words of the military’s training manual, a “perception management tool.” Their job is to provide facts but not spin to American audiences and the American media.

    Over the past two years, the number of public affairs officers trained by the Defense Information School has grown by 24 percent to almost 3,500. The military is also expanding its Internet presence from 300 to 1,000 sites and increasing its free cable programming on the Pentagon Channel by 33 percent to 2,080 programs.

    Along with putting out its own messages, the public affairs arm tries to regulate what other media put out.

    In recent years, as reporting out of Iraq turned more negative, the public affairs department has increased its ground rules for media who embed with troops from one to four pages.

    In mid-2008, Associated Press reporter Bradley Brooks was stepping off a cargo plane in Mosul en route to an embed when he saw pallbearers carry the flag-draped coffins of dead soldiers from Humvee ambulances onto a plane. Brooks talked to soldiers, who mentioned their anger with political leaders, and wrote a story.

    Within 24 hours the military had expelled him from northern Iraq. He was told he had broken a new rule that embedded reporters could not write while in transit.

    In 2008, eight journalists were detained for more than 48 hours, according to cases tracked by the AP, more than in any other year since the war began. Since 2003, the AP alone has had 11 journalists detained in Iraq for more than 24 hours. And a Reuters journalist has been detained by U.S. forces as “a security threat” since Sept. 2.

    “All of these journalists, with the exception of the one being held now, have been released without charge. That troubles us because it suggests that they are not able to successfully charge these journalists with anything,” said Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

    Pentagon officials say commanders have the right to detain anyone they consider a threat to security, and that the U.S. Constitution does not apply to foreign battlefields.

    “The U.S. military is going to control the battle space in which they operate,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told a gathering of journalists in April 2007. “The First Amendment provides no right of access to the battlefield — zero, none.” Whitman’s assertion has never been tested in court, and legal opinions vary.

    The public affairs department has even arranged to fly friendly bloggers to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to documents made available through the Freedom of Information Act. The public affairs office decided who could take part in special “Blogger Roundtables” with Pentagon officials in 2005, and transcripts show that those chosen were overwhelmingly pro-military and repeated the information they heard on their own Web sites without always revealing its source.

  • wingover 11:37 pm on February 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

    HAARP – Holes In Heaven 

  • wingover 12:05 pm on February 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Six-nation talks on Iran take place in Germany 

    Khaleej Times Online – Six-nation talks on Iran take place in Germany.

    BERLIN – Senior diplomats from six world powers met Wednesday for the first time under the new US administration to discuss Iran’s nuclear ambitions, two days after Tehran launched its first satellite.

    Political directors from the UN Security Council permanent members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — plus Germany met in Wiesbaden near the western German city of Frankfurt.

    The get-together comes two days after Iran set alarm bells ringing by launching a low Earth orbit satellite into space, technology the West fears Tehran could use in the future to carry nuclear warheads.

    The six world powers have a combined total of 25,000+ nuclear warheads. Iran may have 1. Another example of mind control.

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