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Our Guilty War Criminal … addressed Naval graduates !

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Obama at Annapolis

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Obama represents the worst of rogue leadership. He’s a war criminal multiple times over. He’s guilty of numerous other crimes. He belongs in prison, not high office.

On May 24, he addressed Naval Academy graduates. Why any showed up they’ll have to explain. So does why those doing so didn’t diss him.

The 2013 graduates include 1,047 men and women. Nearly three-fourths are navy ensigns. The others are marine lieutenants, three air force ones, and 16 foreign exchange students.

Midshipmen are required to take an Oath of Office, stating:

Having been appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy, do you solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you God.

Key is supporting, respecting and abiding by constitutional principles. They include all US ratified treaties and conventions. They’re automatically US law under the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Clause 2). Supporting a war criminal president constitutes a flagrant violation. Perhaps Naval Academy instruction omits fundamental rule of law principles.

Those running it have much to explain. So do midshipmen. Failure to conduct proper due diligence is no excuse.

Presidents also take an oath of office. It’s hard imagining it given how they govern. Obama’s a former constitutional law professor. He knows the law. He taught it. He spurns it. He does so knowingly, willfully and maliciously.


Under the Constitution’s Article II, Section one, Clause 8:

Before (presidents) enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

That means faithfully abiding by all its provisions without exception for any reason any time.

No president ever did so. Some governed far more lawlessly than others. Obama exceeded the worst of all his predecessors.

A previous article called impeaching him a national imperative. Government officials guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors deserve that much and more.

They deserve to be held fully accountable to fundamental rule of law principles. They’re inviolable.

No one is exempt. No violations can be tolerated. Major ones demand accountability. Articles of impeachment are essential. Prosecution should follow.

Obama remains president. He never should have been elected in the first place. On May 24, he addressed Naval Academy graduates.

He delivered his usual demagogic boilerplate. He said “each of you can take enormous pride.”

“You’ve proven yourselves morally, living a concept of honor and integrity.”

Whether or not true, he omitted saying their commander and chief spurns these and other fundamental principles.

He said “(t)he war in Iraq is over and we welcomed our troops home.”

America destroyed Iraq. It did so lawlessly. Occupation continues. Iraqis suffer horrendously. Obama continued what Bush began. He didn’t explain.

He took credit for “deliver(ing) justice to Osama bin Laden.”

He did no such thing. Bin Laden was a CIA asset. He died in December 2001. He was very ill with kidney disease. He had other health problems. They took his life. The staged May 2011 incident was hokum.

Obama said the Afghanistan “transition is underway. Our troops are coming home, and by the end of next year our war in Afghanistan will come to an end.”

False! War continues. No end in sight looms. It may go on for another decade or longer. Washington plans permanent occupation. The same goes for Iraq. Major bases in both countries remain.

Thousands of US special forces, CIA operatives, private military contractors, and other US personnel will stay there. America didn’t attack, invade and occupy both countries to leave. Obama lied saying so.

He claimed US forces “decimated the al Qaeda leadership.” Its elements and affiliate groups are valued US assets. They’re used strategically as allies and enemies. At times, it’s simultaneously in different theaters.

“We need you to project power across the oceans, from the Pacific to the Persian Gulf – 100 percent on watch.”

True enough. Obama stopped short of saying Washington does it lawlessly. America has no enemies except ones it invents.

Permanent war is policy. So is premeditated aggression. Obama knows the law. He didn’t explain.

“We need you to partner with other navies and militaries, from Africa to the Americas.”

Indeed so. He omitted saying it’s for what’s explained above.

He audaciously called America “our democracy.” It never was and isn’t now.

“Our military remains the most trusted institution in America,” he claimed. It’s hard imagining he did so with a straight face.

America’s increasingly reviled. So is its military. It ravages one country after another. It threatens humanity. It may not survive its onslaughts. Commanders in chief bear full responsibility.

“When others have shirked their responsibilities, our Armed Forces have met every mission we’ve given them.”

Left unsaid is they involve crimes of war, against humanity and genocide.

“(W)e need your Resolve,” he said – “the same spirit reflected in your class motto: ‘Surrender to Nothing.’ ”

What they and Obama mean likely reflect polar opposites. Most young graduates have little idea what they’re getting into.

Rule of law issues aren’t on their mind. Perhaps doing the right thing is. They’ll find out soon enough about US militarism.

Whether they accept or reject it remains to be seen. They made their bed. They’ll have to sleep in it.

Navy, army and air force field manuals incorporate Nuremberg Principles. They’re issued to all military personnel.

They state military or civilian persons committing crimes under international law bear full responsibility. Punishment may follow.

War crimes are defined. Following superior orders is no defense. Nor is engaging in an “act of state.” All US military and civilian personnel are responsible for their actions.

It’s so up the chain of command to where the buck stops. For sure newly minted ensigns and 2nd lieutenants are included.

Obama concluded saying:

I’m absolutely confident that you will uphold the highest of standards, and that your courage and honor and your commitment will see us through, and that you will always prove yourselves worthy of the trust our nation is placing in you today.

So, congratulations, Class of 2013. God bless our Navy, and God bless our Marine Corps.

God bless our Armed Services. God bless these United States of America.

Hopefully a special place in hell awaits presidents and other high officials governing extrajudicially like he does.

Perhaps new military grads one day will realize they’ve been had. They were lied to. They were betrayed.

America scorns democratic values. Aggressive war is prioritized. Warrior youths are enlisted to wage it.

High-minded defense of humanity is excluded from their mandate. Their job is no-holds-barred systematically destroying it. Obama didn’t explain.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. His new book is titled How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War. Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening. http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour/

Thanks to Jim Fetzer …

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

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Why is the US targeting

Iran?

An abundance of reasons

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by Jim Fetzer

The situation with Iran is completely absurd–unless there is a hidden motive. Iran poses no military threat to the United States. Iran has not attacked any other country for more than 300 years. It has signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty. It allows inspectors. In 2007, 16 US intel agencies converged in the opinion that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons–an opinion they reaffirmed in 2011. The Supreme Leader of Iran has declared, “Nuclear energy for all; nuclear weapons for none”, which is the policy of the nation. Whatever the motive for targeting Iran, it is not the development of nukes.

If the issue were the possession of nuclear weapons, then we should be looking in another direction. Israel has 200-600 or more of these little beauties. Israel has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel will not allow inspectors. Israel runs the largest concentration camp in the world in Palestine–and is known for the brutality of its treatment of the Palestinian people, where Israel Defense Forces are known for their practice of randomly shooting young Palestinian children. If there is a nuclear threat in the Middle East, that threat comes from Israel, not Iran.

Moreover, one country appears to be using nuclear weapons in the Middle East, which is not Iran but the United States.  Dr. Christopher Busby, an expert on connections between cancer and birth-defects in relation to the use of nuclear weapons, has concluded, based upon his study of anomalies in Fallujah, that the US has deployed a new type of nuclear weapon, probably a neutron bomb, in Iraq. While he came to the region in the expectation that he would discover the birth defects that have become so prevalent there–where 75% of live births suffer from serious genetic abnormalities–was from the use of depleted uranium weapons, what he found was far more alarming:  they were caused, not by DU, but by enriched uranium from the use of a new class of weapons.


US USED SOME NEW TYPE OF NUCLEAR WEAPON IN FALLUJAH: IRAN IS NOT THE NUCLEAR THREAT

Since Israel has a vast stockpile and Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons, any concerns about them ought to be directed at Israel, not Iran.  A more likely explanation, therefore, is that the peaceful development of nuclear energy is the real problem, where Iran has the potential to produce nuclear fuel rods at a fraction of the cost of those produced by the US nuclear energy industry.  This consideration is not even mentioned much less discussed in the mass media in the United States, even though, upon reflection, the US industry must be panic-stricken over the prospect that Iran is virtually certain to dominate the global marked for nuclear fuel rods and drive the US industry to bankruptcy.  But there may be yet another consideration that makes an even greater difference, which also related to energy and has nothing to do with oil.

The Stirling Engine

A friend of mine wrote me today telling me that, “about 50 years ago, I knew an Iranian student in college and he told me this big ‘secret’ his country was working on, he said it was a stirling engine, no intake and no exhaust, would run from any heat source, he said it would run if you just pissed on it—point is, Iran is so far ahead in development of this engine technology that no one can compete with them, so, I guess their economy has to be destroyed, otherwise they would be the leading energy provider for the world.”

The suggestion sounds a bit far-fetched until you appreciate that, as he explained, gasoline engines are 30% efficient, at best, meaning 70% of heat is lost.  Stirling engines are 90% plus efficient from any fuel and can use solar, gasoline, diesel, coal, LP gas, steam or thermal water deposits and even cooling towers from nuclear plants.  Iran’s focus on this technology caught the west flatfooted and not energy competitive, a very big no, no. . . . In brief, the stirling engine concept would free the world from ‘oil’ dependence and make Iran the major player in the world’s energy market–a big, big problem for the west.

Indeed, what he has told me is borne out even by entries in commonplace sources such as Wikipedia:

Regenerator
Main article: Regenerative heat exchanger

In a Stirling engine, the regenerator is an internal heat exchanger and temporary heat store placed between the hot and cold spaces such that the working fluid passes through it first in one direction then the other. Its function is to retain within the system that heat which would otherwise be exchanged with the environment at temperatures intermediate to the maximum and minimum cycle temperatures,[11] thus enabling the thermal efficiency of the cycle to approach the limiting Carnot efficiency defined by those maxima and minima.

The primary effect of regeneration in a Stirling engine is to increase the thermal efficiency by ‘recycling’ internal heat which would otherwise pass through the engine irreversibly. As a secondary effect, increased thermal efficiency yields a higher power output from a given set of hot and cold end heat exchangers. It is these which usually limit the engine’s heat throughput. In practice this additional power may not be fully realized as the additional “dead space” (unswept volume) and pumping loss inherent in practical regenerators reduces the potential efficiency gains from regeneration.

The design challenge for a Stirling engine regenerator is to provide sufficient heat transfer capacity without introducing too much additional internal volume (‘dead space’) or flow resistance. These inherent design conflicts are one of many factors which limit the efficiency of practical Stirling engines. A typical design is a stack of fine metal wire meshes, with low porosity to reduce dead space, and with the wire axes perpendicular to the gas flow to reduce conduction in that direction and to maximize convective heat transfer.[12]

The regenerator is the key component invented by Robert Stirling and its presence distinguishes a true Stirling engine from any other closed cycle hot air engine. Many small ‘toy’ Stirling engines, particularly low-temperature difference (LTD) types, do not have a distinct regenerator component and might be considered hot air engines, however a small amount of regeneration is provided by the surface of displacer itself and the nearby cylinder wall, or similarly the passage connecting the hot and cold cylinders of an alpha configuration engine.


Further substantiation–albeit indirect–comes from the extensive array of CCGT power plants, which appear to incorporate stirling engines in their towers. Notice the absence of the kinds of cooling units ordinarily associated with power plants, where these instead are designed to capture energy to an extent that they are neither needed nor desired:


By designating Iran as a “terrorist state”, the US is not legally bound to recognizes its patents and legal claims to its own inventions. If there is a bombing of Iran, you can bet it will be on these CCGT power plants rather than on any alleged “nuclear facilities”. This is another case of “big lies” coming from the American government to benefit the profit margins of US corporations.

An Abundance of Reasons

What this alternative provides is another explanation that goes beyond what we have been told by our own government–which, of course, is hardly surprising, since it lies about everything of importance, from the assassination to JFK to the atrocities of 9/11 to the fabricated events of Aurora and Sandy Hook. Were I to enumerate a list of reasons why the US continues to target Iran, even though it poses no military risk, especially from nuclear weapons, then the most important considerations would appear to be:

(1) that Iran abandoned the petro-dollar for trade in multiple currencies, which has been described as a “weapon of mass destruction of a very different kind“, of which the American public only dimly grasps:

It began in 2005, when Iran announced it would form its own International Oil Bourse (IOB), the first phase of which opened in 2008. The IOB is an international exchange that allows international oil, gas, and petroleum products to be traded using a basket of currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Then in November 2007 at a major OPEC meeting, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for a “credible and good currency to take over U.S. dollar’s role and to serve oil trades”. He also called the dollar “a worthless piece of paper.” The following month, Iran—consistently ranked as either the third or fourth biggest oil producer in the world—announced that it had requested all payments for its oil be made in currencies other than dollars.

The latest round of U.S. sanctions targets countries that do business with Iran’s Central Bank, which, combined with the U.S. and EU oil embargoes, should in theory shut down Iran’s ability to export oil and thus force it to abandon its nuclear program by crippling its economy. But instead, Iran is successfully negotiating oil sales via accepting gold, individual national currencies like China’s renmimbi, and direct bartering.

Other countries that have abandoned the petro-dollar have also not fared well in their relations with the United States, including Iraq in late 2000 and Libya introduced the gold dinar in 2011.  It isn’t rocket science to infer that our invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the bombing of Libya have followed in their wake:

Since gold yuan coinage was announced by China, talks about the gold standard had been brought up in the Middle East. The main initiator of  non-payment in dollars and euros is the Leader and Guide of the Revolution in Libya, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. He called on Arab and African world to adopt a single current – the gold dinar.

On this financial basis, Colonel Gaddafi offered to create a single African state with Arab and Black African population numbering 200 million people. The idea of creating a single gold currency and uniting the countries of Africa into one powerful federal system has been actively supported during the last year by a number of Arabic and almost all African states. Democracy-infested South Africa and the Arab League were opposed to the idea.

The US and the EU reacted very negatively to such a initiative. According to a French Zio “president” Sarkozy, “the Libyans have set on the financial security of mankind.” Repeated calls by the Leader of the Libyan Revolution yields some results: Gaddafi has made more and more steps aimed at creating a United Africa.

Two false arguments have been invented to cover up the true reason for the present Zio-Christian Crusade against Libya: officially – “to defend human rights” and unofficially – an attempt to steal oil from the Libyan people. Both of these arguments do not hold up to scrutiny.  The truth is that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi decided to repeat the attempts by French General de Gaulle to abandon the use of U.S. junk paper money called “dollars” and return to gold, i.e. he attempts to attack the chief power of modern parasitic Zio Democracy – the banking system.

(2) that Iran threatens the US nuclear energy industry with its potential to produce nuclear fuel rods at a fraction of the cost and is expected to dominate the international market is one dimension of the energy threat, where the development of the stirling engine appears to represent another.  If my friend is right in what he has told me, then the situation is as hypocritical as it could possibly be, because the threat is not remotely military but rather economic, where the benefits that may come to the world from emancipation from its dependents upon gas and oil poses the most serious kind of threat that the gas and oil industry has ever known.  Just as Gaddafi was benefitting the people of Libya and promoting the best interests of the African continent, Iran has the potential to benefit the people of the world–but at immense cost to the profit margin of the gas and oil industry, which suggests the real reasons why the US is targeting Iran.


Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a journalist and editor for Veterans Today.

Is Judgment Day … closer than WE think ?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

If you want to go to

heaven,

you had better get busy

overthrowing Syria

— Paul Craig Roberts


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The United States government has been at war for eleven years. The US military destroyed Iraq, leaving the country and millions of lives in ruins and releasing sectarian blood-letting that had been kept in check by the secular Saddam Hussein government. On any given day in “liberated” Iraq, the death toll is as high as during the height of the US attempted occupation.

In Afghanistan eleven years of US attempted occupation has had no more success than a decade of Soviet occupation. The Afghans are still not worn down despite more than two decades of war with the two superpowers. Like the Soviets, the Americans have managed to kill many women, children, and village elders, but precious few warriors. In place of the Soviet puppet government there is Washington’s puppet government. That is the only change, and Washington’s puppet is no more secure than the Soviet one was.

In Libya, Washington used its corrupt NATO puppets and CIA-recruited bandits to overthrow another stable government, that of Muammar Gaddafi, leaving Libya mired in sectarian violence. A stable prosperous country has simply been destroyed by western governments that profess human rights values and condemn China and Russia for not having any.

Washington has also been killing civilians with drones and air strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, two countries with which Washington is not at war but has purchased the governments, paying the Pakistani and Yemeni governments for the right to murder their citizens and destabilizing both countries in the process.

And now in Syria Washington is at work destroying another stable secular government headed by a British trained eye doctor.

Washington’s eleven years of illegal aggression against Muslim countries–war crimes according to the Nuremberg trials of Nazis–have resulted in civilian deaths far in excess of military casualties and in a domestic American police state that has destroyed the rule of law and the constitutional protections of US citizens. Washington and its presstitutes have emphasized that these costs are necessary to save Americans from al-Qaeda terrorists, none of whom have ever been apprehended in the United States.

Having listened to the propaganda line pumped out by Washington and its Ministry of Propaganda for eleven years, imagine my astonishment when I saw two juxtaposed headlines: “Al-Nusra pledges allegiance to al-Qaeda” (BBC) and “Move to Widen Help for Syrian Rebels Gains Speed in West” (NY Times). Al-Nusra is the main military component of the “Syrian rebels,” and it has allied itself with our mortal enemy–Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda.

Wait a minute! Our government told us for eleven years that we blew trillions of dollars on wars to protect Americans from al-Qaeda, endangering Social Security, Medicare, the social safety net, the dollar’s exchange value, the credit rating of the US Treasury, and our civil liberties in order to save America from al-Qaeda terrorists. So why is Washington now supporting al-Qaeda’s overthrow of the secular, non-Islamist government in Syria which has never ever done anything whatsoever to Americans!?

The New York Times presstitutes, Michael R. Gordon and Mark Landler, elevated the terrorist al-Qaeda organization to the status of “the Syrian opposition.” At a lunch meeting hosted by Washington’s puppet, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, and US Secretary of State John Kerry, “the Syrian opposition,” aka al-Qaeda, requested antiaircraft and antitank weapons. A senior Washington official said: “Our assistance has been on an upward trajectory, and the president (Obama) has directed his national security team to identify additional measures so that we can increase assistance.”

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a $123 million “defense aid package” to “the Syrian opposition” that now includes al-Qaeda. Washington had already sent $117 million in “food and medical supplies” to “the Syrian opposition,” and ordered its Middle Eastern puppets to send arms. Note the Orwellian language: support for an outside terrorist force seeking to destroy a government and a people is called a “defense aid package.”

On April 11 the establishment French newspaper, Le Monde, reported that the al-Nosra organization affiliated with al-Qaeda is the dominant force in “the Syrian opposition,” not democratic revolutionaries. Despite this fact, Washington’s puppets, France and Britain, are pushing the European Union to send arms to the al-Qaeda affiliated “Syrian opposition.” And Senator John McCain wants US airstrikes on Syrian government forces with whom the US is not at war, in order to provide air cover for al-Qaeda’s takeover of Syria.

Meanwhile, the Islamist Shiites, whom the Americans left in control of Iraq, have announced that they have joined the battle against the American-supported al-Qaeda forces seeking to radicalize Syria.

So far at last count, the UN reports that the military attack on Syria organized by Washington’s proxies has killed 70,000 people. But americans are preoccupied with the Boson Marathon bombing, which killed 3.

Once again “the indispensable people” are bringing death and destruction to an entire country in order to bring to the dead “freedom and democracy.” No Syrian asked for this “liberation” from his life.

Be a Proud American. We are doing our duty to our rightful hegemony over the world and to Israel, which has purchased our government. It is our right to be the hegemonic power on the planet earth, and that includes the Mediterranean Sea. Therefore it is Washington’s right to overthrow Syria in order to get rid of the Russian naval base there. The Romans would never have put up with a foreign power having a naval base in the Mediterranean, and we can do no less, unless we are some kind of pansy state afraid of our own shadow. The Mediterranean was mare nostrum–our sea–for the Romans. Now it is our sea, and by god we are going to claim it by overthrowing Syria.

Israel, of course, was given the rights to “Greater Israel” by God himself–who am I to question the Christian Zionist preachers who are growing fat on Israeli money–and part of “Greater Israel” is the river in southern Lebanon that supplies precious water.

Hizbollah, provisioned by Syria and Iran has prevented Israel from confiscating southern Lebanon in order to acquire the water rights that God gave them. Therefore, to fulfill our obligations as Israel’s puppet, we are required to destroy both Syria and Iran so that Hizbollah is isolated and out of the way and “Greater Israel” can be created.

The Christian Zionist churches in the US repeat this message every Sunday. If you don’t believe it, you are some kind of anti-american anti-semite and should be exterminated. Or you could be a despicable Muslim terrorist to be waterboarded into confession. Homeland Security will make short work of you just like they did to those Russian Muslim terrorists in Boston who tried to blow up the Marathon race.

I mean, really, how can we indispensable people bring freedom and democracy to the world if the Russians have a naval base in our sea? How can we project strength if we project such weakness by permitting a foreign power’s presence in our exclusive sphere of influence many thousands of miles away from our borders. Don’t forget, America’s borders are the world’s borders. It says so in our song–”From sea to shining sea.” Don’t forget it.

Of course, we don’t want to go head-to-head with another well armed nuclear military power, but the way around that is to demonize the Syrian government and Russia for supporting an eye doctor who is “a brutal dictator” who is resisting an Islamist al-Qaeda takeover of Syria financed by Washington. Our masters in Washington can use the UN and all our well-paid puppet states to pressure the Russians to shut up and get out of our way. I mean, really, does Putin want all those Russian NGOs that we finance to bring their operatives out onto the streets in Moscow and bring down his government? I mean, really, who does Putin think he is standing up to our god-given hegemony over the world, much less Israel’s god-given hegemony over the Middle East? I mean, Putin is in for it, and so are those goddamn Chinese. I mean, really, who do they think they are? Americans? Don’t those Chinks know about our control of the Pacific? I mean, really, are they out to lunch?

And, I mean, really, how can all us get to heaven if we don’t do God’s will and deliver the Middle East to Israel as Israel says the scriptures require. I mean, really, do you want to oppose God and burn in hell? Instead of all those virgins Muslims promise you, you will be devoured by fire. You better get on the right side before you die.

I mean, really, who wants this fate. We had better get rid of Syria sooner than ordered.
If we don’t do what Israel tells us God requires, we are finished. That’s for sure.

Where was “The Yellow Brick Road” ?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Thanks Stephen …

The End of the United States


By Stephen Pidgeon

April 30, 2013

The fifty-state union is over.  Nothing remains but a criminal mafia pretending to hold office, stealing every last aspect of wealth they can identify in order to accomplish three things: 1) make payment to the banksters who have paid their bribes; 2) secure payment to themselves to ensure their own comfort; and 3) secure enough means to keep the mafia working (i.e., paying the utilities for the capitol building).

All of these people who claim to hold office in the United States government have violated their respective oaths of office, and have no use for the Constitution that created their offices to begin with.  As a consequence, they cannot lawfully hold any office whatsoever; instead, they occupy the space that a lawful person could hold, at the expense of the laws of the nation itself.

Since the Constitution is now irrelevant and there is no organic document giving rise to this enterprise, there is and there can be no federal government.  The Constitution is dead, and so is the lawful establishment of governance.  What is in play now is brute force, and nothing else.

Such enterprises are always doomed to failure, and this one is no exception.  This union of states was created initially by George Washington and his cohorts in order to guarantee the debt of the Revolutionary War to England.  Look closely at the close of that war: did we conquer the King of England?  Did we burn London?  The answer is, no; we settled with London and the Crown by agreeing to pay a debt to the Crown with interest.

Now you understand why the supremacy clause was included in the Constitution, and why the enumerated powers under Article I, Section 8 begin with “the Congress shall have the Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, [and] to pay the Debts . . . of the United States. “  What debt?  Was such a debt disclosed to “we, the people” at the time of the adoption of the Constitution?  Did the “people” actually vote on the Constitution, or did just the representatives of the states?  Why doesn’t the Constitution begin with “We, the States”?

The answer is very straightforward:  The United States was formed under a unified confession of judgment to the Crown in England – it is at its core, a debt guarantee, with the teeth necessary to enforce it against the participating states.  These teeth were used with great force against the disobedient Southern States in the War Between the States to punish those who sought to use the rule of law in contravention with the orchestrated debt repayment mechanism.

Consider Article VI of the Constitution (the last Article):  “All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.”

Does the plenary power of the individual States allow them to somehow squeeze away from this debt guarantee?  No.  The very next clause ensures compliance:

“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”

In short, the founders who brought on this revolution, and who borrowed money from the King of England (who also loaned the money to King of France, who thereafter went bankrupt to his own demise) to engage in the revolution, managed to get the States to guarantee their debts for the revolution, and used this Article to make sure it held.

Lincoln saw fit to enforce this union and this debt guarantee, and so, the illusion of federalism was crushed with the blood of millions, bringing the nation under martial law via Lincoln’s General Rule 100 (the Lieber Code) which remains in effect today.  The proof of this proposition lies in the abnormalities that are present in the current system.

Here are just a few examples:

Article I, Section 10, clause 3 provides that “No State shall, without the consent of Congress, . . . keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, . . . or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.”  One look at the deployment of the Boston Police Department following the bombing of April 15, 2013 makes it clear that troops are being kept in time of peace.

Troops and the massive military machine of the federal government are of course kept all over the nation.  The mere placement of federal troops inside a the boundaries of a given state is martial law by definition, as understood under the Lieber Code; and the trappings of constitutionalism are merely the temporary protocols that can be used to execute control unless and until they become inefficacious, in which case, courts martial can be employed with dispatch to the surprise of the average “American.”  The National Defense Authorization Act (the NDAA) is consistent with this understanding, where suddenly, habeas corpus, rights to counsel, rights to know of your accusation, rights to refuse to self-incriminate, rights to be free of unreasonable search and seizure and rights to confront your accusers all disappear at the whim of the “President.”

Article I, Section 8, clause 5 provides that the Congress shall have the power “to coin Money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.”  Article I, Section 9, clause 7 provides that “no Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.”  Article I, Section 10, clause 1 provides that “no State shall . . . make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”

The debt obligation expressed in the Constitution has long since been replaced with emergency orders (beginning under Lincoln), orders in bankruptcy (under FDR), and money that has been re-expressed in Federal Reserve Notes, off-the-books interest rates, and debt instruments disguised as currency, which are not created by the Treasury, but by a private group to manage the enslavement of the American people, and to manage the non-stop stream of wealth transfer that constitutes day-to-day life in America.

To be concise: You do not live under the “Constitution.”  You are not “free.”  You have no “rights.”  And this condition existed long before GWB or Obama – their “Presidencies” simply represent the fist of tyranny being deployed against you in order to move you from semi-affluent slave, to third-world slave.

This house of slavery, like Egypt before it, is certain to fail.  The falsity of this system cannot be sustained, and further, it is the intent of the ruling masters that the North American continent be “equalized” to the poverty levels of other nations, in order to socialize the system, where they can live as unbridled nobility, and we can live as fully bridled serfs.

All of these plans work well until the underlying wealth evaporates.  Then, it is anybody’s game.

Enter the forces of nature.  National systems – that is to say, nations as opposed to political states, emerge by force of nature and not by the mechanisms of statists.  A statist takes out a map and a ruler and creates a “state.”  A nation develops via the adoption of morals, language, ethics, and common sense (a sense of right and wrong consistent with the practices of the order).  Europe is an obvious example of this, where you have over a hundred languages spoken, and where each language carries with it a cultural expectation, societal norms (such as how they wed, and how they deal with the dead), morals (that is to say, common cultural practices) and common sense (a general understanding of how to live within the social order).

Once the bankrupt nation of the United States is gutted by its creditors (currently underway now), the federal union – an entity that can no longer claim the lawful authority of a written agreement between the states as binding, given its own material breach – will be unable to sustain its enterprise, as the wealth will vanish completely.  (The wealth of the government is already gone; but your wealth remains – which means their enterprise will continue until they can take everything you have left.  They will not go away until your wealth is exhausted.  If you argue, they now have 1.6 billion bullets they can use to change your mind.)  So the entire federal system only fails after your wealth has been exhausted and transferred to the money interests to whom we have been indebted since the United States was founded.

What then comes of this catastrophic failure?  Initially, starvation, a dramatic decrease in life expectancy, a dramatic rollback in the size of the population, and general deprivation marked with the destruction of families through the death of bread winners (resulting in a marked increase in orphans), roving bands of miscreants, violent gang formation among children as young as five, and the rise of armed mafias whose power will be executed by the use of extreme force.  This is Phase I.

Phase II will have several elements that will begin to gel, if, and only if there is no invasion by a foreign power.  In the contiguous US, I am expecting an invasion from Asia in order for the Asians to secure the fresh water that is present in the Pacific Northwest.  Fresh water is now the world’s most valuable asset, and when our weakness becomes great – which it will be under this kind of financial collapse – we will become a target for our adversaries over the right to use this fresh water.

I am also anticipating invasion and insurgency from Islamic forces in the Northeast megalopolis.  New York and Boston appear to be the primary targets, and they will be repeatedly subjected to “terror,” insurgency, and even open invasion.  In short, the war has begun against this region of the world and it will not diminish any time soon.  It will continue, in fact, until the entire region (that is, all of that region that was affected by Hurricane Sandy) is under Islamic rule.

In areas where there is no invasion, nations will begin to form, and the distinctions in language will begin to develop.  Of course, the South will “rise again,” because the homogeneity of the Southern culture has not only been retained, but strengthened through its cultural centers in Nashville, Atlanta and Austin.  This nation will be the largest geographical unit (other than Alaska) to emerge from the broken vessel called the USA.

Another homogeneous region emerging as a nation will be that region dominated by the Church of Latter Day Saints, i.e., the Mormons.  Here is a group born out of fire.  This group has retained not only survival skills in its doctrine, but is not afraid to use violence to sustain its position.  This culture will occupy all of Utah, half of Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Arizona, and all of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.  It may even reach into Canada as far as Calgary.  I am surprised that Utah has not already begun to wall its cities (which will come).

The Great Lakes regions as another nation will emerge.  It will be violent, impoverished, and likely Islamic.  Think Gaza Strip.  This region will reach from Minneapolis to French-speaking Quebec, and will include Chicago, Detroit, and the Canadian megalopolis of Toronto.  Mosques, burkas, Sharia, honor killings, and jihad will mark this nation.  If you do not prefer this lifestyle, this would be a great place to leave while you can.

Hawaii will of course return to its autonomous kingdom for as long as it can.

Alaska remains a mystery.  The Russians believe that Alaska will join it as a state, but this is unlikely, as a desperate China may also move against Russian interests in the Far East.  Climate – increasing cold – may also be a factor as to what destiny remains for Alaska.  The most likely scenario is the Finlandization of Alaska – autonomy by default, sustained on the basis of extensive treaties.

So, what is the fate of the Eastern Seaboard, the situs of the cancer that is currently consuming the nation-state?  One word: destruction.  It will be destroyed from within and without; by invasion, by terrorism, by extremism, by mafias, by corruption, by abandonment (as people leave by the millions), and ultimately, New York will suffer the same fate as Rome, where vandals will invade and burn it over and over again for the sheer pleasure of watching the smoke rise.

Goodbye yellow brick road; the harvest sowed now awaits its reaping.

Did Obama hire rebels or drones … to shut two mouths ?

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
BENGHAZI: WHERE ARE

GEN. HAM AND

ADM. GAOUETTE?

By J.B. Williams
May 16, 2013
NewsWithViews.com

Who knows the whole truth about why Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty along with State Department officials Chris Stevens and Sean Smith died in Benghazi 11 September 2012?

It’s now public knowledge that the ever evolving official administration stories on Benghazi are all bold faced lies. It’s clear that the four Americans who were brutally murdered in Benghazi did not have to die. What’s not clear yet, is who is responsible for these murders? Nothing the Obama administration has told the people about Benghazi is true… but who is responsible?

General Carter Ham and Admiral Charles M. Gaouette know the answer to this question. Where are Ham and Gaouette today? Why hasn’t Issa’s investigative committee called these decorated Military officers to testify before the committee investigating Benghazi?

We have known since 30 October 2012 that these two officers…

1. Were ordered to STAND DOWN in Benghazi
2. Ignored those orders
3. Were relieved of duty for refusing orders to STAND DOWN

We know from the unclassified cables between Benghazi and DC and the subsequent Executive Brief, that cables were firing in all directions in the hours before and during the Benghazi attack that ended in the brutal death of four Americans.

General Ham was head of AFRICOM and Commander of the 2011 US-NATO operation to depose Gadhafi in Libya. Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette was in command of the Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG-3), then deployed in Middle Eastern waters during the attack on Benghazi.

Both Ham and Gaouette reported receiving the same desperate cables for additional security and backup that Obama administration officials received and ignored from Benghazi. They did not ignore those desperate calls for help ringing out from the Benghazi installation on 11 September 2012.

No, both Ham and Gaouette attempted to launch ready response teams in the region capable of provided the much needed assistance during the seven hour long assault on Benghazi. Both were then relieved of command for their actions, described by the US Military as “allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment.”

General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready to deploy to Benghazi. Then, General Ham received the order to stand down. His response was “screw it,” – he was going to help anyway.

Within minutes after issuing an order to deploy his ready response team, Ham’s second in command apprehended the General and told him that he was now relieved of his command. Ham knows who issued the order to STAND DOWN as well as the order to relieve him of his command at AFRICOM.

It’s time … Hillary and Obama … “Step Down” !!

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Thanks to Frosty Wooldridge …

AFGHANISTAN:

GUT CHECK

ON WHAT


WE ARE DOING

TO OURSELVES

By Frosty Wooldridge
May 6, 2013
NewsWithViews.com

Over the weekend, three more American soldiers lost their lives to IED roadside bombs in Afghanistan while two lost their lives to Afghanistan troops turning the weapons that we provided them—and shot our own young men. Military people call those deaths: “insider attacks.” (Source: Associated Press report) The Afghanistans we gave billions of dollars and sent our finest men to “free” them—continue killing our military personnel at the drop of a hat.

Five young kids serving our country in that 11 year war lived in constant danger of dying every day in that backward, goat herder and Islamic-dominated crazy country. Understand this: illiteracy runs at 80+ percent in Afghanistan. That country suffers dozens of war lords competing for dominance for the last 1,400 years of Islamic mayhem. NBC’s Brian Williams reported last week that our CIA funneled suitcases full of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Afghanistan President Karzai to pay off tribal leaders—so they would support our troops. Otherwise, those warlords just as soon kill our boys.

What in the living hell did Congress, George W. Bush and now Barack Obama get us into? What have we accomplished in Iraq and Afghanistan? Why didn’t we leave a week after bin Laden saw the raw end of an M-14 in via Seal Team Six? What in the name of common sense are we doing to ourselves and our young men serving in uniform?

Answer: in the final analysis, we killed a lot of people and their kids, and they killed a lot of our kids. Result: a lot of death, but we accomplished nothing in the way of national security as proven by our Islamic bomber immigrants at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago.

All those kids died in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan for the Military Industrial Complex run by massive munitions corporations, Halliburton and anyone else who benefits from making war products.

All of it based on a lie! Saddam Hussein did not own one, single weapon of mass destruction that he could turn onto the people of the United States. Not one! George Bush lied, then lied some more, and Obama continued and continues the lie in Afghanistan. Our complicit Congress and the past two presidents should be brought up on criminal charges for killing so many people without any warrant whatsoever.

After 10 years in Iraq and 4,200 deaths along with tens of thousands of our finest kids being blown up or emotionally blown to pieces with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Several thousand of our kids already committed suicide from their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Experts expect no less than 150,000 to 200,000 former U.S. combat troops will commit suicide in the years ahead from their horrific experiences in the Middle East. As I documented in an earlier column two years ago, 200,000 to 225,000 Vietnam combat troops who walked out of Vietnam in one piece—later killed themselves. Endless thousands more dove into drugs, alcohol, divorces and homelessness. Thousands of kids lost their fathers to war’s long term insanity and emotional destruction.

Every single one of our “kids” that died in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan—died for nothing but money by mega-corporations. I am astounded how the American Military Industrial Complex can manipulate the American people like sheep to follow their propaganda for 10 friggin’ long years of lying to us. Back when I attended college during Vietnam, we marched in the streets to “Stop the war…hell no, we won’t go….” Why? We didn’t want to get killed for no reason whatsoever.

Why do those five kids’ deaths in Afghanistan this week distress me? My father served in the US Marine Corps and died while in service to our country. His death wrecked our family. From my infant brother John who never saw his father to my own emotional turmoil for years if not decades. My brother Rex suffered horrific emotional trauma and my sister Linda became a zombie for five years. My mother kept us together with her heroic strength. But none of our lives recovered and our dad’s death changed our destinies.

My pain reaches out to those five kids’ families who just received the news that their citizen-soldiers died over the weekend. They’re all crying right now. They weep in shock, pain and bewilderment. They will suffer for years and decades to come. If those troops enjoyed wives and families, their offspring will forever be changed without dad.

Ironically, our all volunteer Army ingests young men, turns them into killers and spits them out emotionally wrecked or returns them back home in caskets.

War Is a Racket

U.S. Major General Smedley Butler said, “WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

“A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes. In the WWI, a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?”

You can bet that draft dodging Dick Cheney never shouldered a rifle, but he made millions with Halliburton. George W. Bush smoked weed and snorted cocaine while in the safety of the Texas National Guard, but 58,300 less fortunate American kids got blown away. Today, Bush’s worth exceeds multiple millions while our country stands trillions in debt from the wars he and Cheney started in Iraq.

Sickening: the American people sit on their fat rear ends without so much as a whimper. Just serve up their kids and watch the death continue.

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Sunday, May 12th, 2013

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Israel, Al-Qaeda Ties

Out in The Open


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Anjem Choudary’s group put out this poster praising the 9/11 patsies. Did he mean the original “magnificent 19 who had their identities stolen? Or the pork-chop-relishing, cocaine-snorting, prostitute-chasing, gambling-obsessed Mossad spies who impersonated them?

by Kevin Barrett

Anjem Choudary is supposed to be some kind of extremist Muslim. But what kind, exactly?

Apparently, he’s the kind of Muslim extremist who loves Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz,  Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mike Harari, and Dov Zakheim – since Choudary “has repeatedly praised the 9/11 terrorists.”

Ever since Jon Ronson’s favorite risible Muslim extremist, Omar Bakri Muhammad, disappeared into the prisons of Beirut, the British tabloid press has had to resort to using Mr. Choudary as its favorite whipping boy. Whatever the situation, Choudary may be relied on to say something stupid – something counterproductive to the causes of anti-imperialism, anti-Zionism, and the defense of Islam against aggression and calumny.

Guys like Choudary provide a textbook definition for the black ops term “useful idiot.”  Debating him was a little bit like re-enacting the Onion’s 9/11 Conspiracy Theories ‘Ridiculous,’ Al Qaeda Says.

Enjoy!

-KB


Watch my Press TV Debate with Anjem Choudary

Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Kevin Barrett with the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance from Wisconsin. The following is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Press TV: Dr. Barrett let’s look at this alliance between al-Nusra and Israel. A representative of the group has recently said that Israel is not the enemy, but the Syrian government. What exactly does that mean for an entity claiming to be Islamic?

Barrett: Well this whole al-Qaeda entity is a very, very loose entity. The word al-Qaeda actually means the database and originally referred to a CIA database of Arab Mujahedeen fighters, who were recruited by the CIA and their puppets in Saudi Arabia to go defend the US Empire in Afghanistan.

“Al-Qaeda” including this Nusra Front in Syria has never attacked the Israelis. This is nothing new when they say the Israelis aren’t their enemy. And I agree with Mr. Choudary, he is absolutely correct, they have never attacked Israel and in fact the strange thing about so called al-Qaeda is that in all of the years of its supposed existence, never once has it ever attacked Israel.

Now, there are Israeli soft-targets galore all over the world just waiting for them, but no, who do they attack? They attack Muslims.

Ninety-five to ninety-nine percent of all the victims and targets of these so called al-Qaeda groups have always been and still are their fellow Muslims. Once in a while they pretend to attack the United States, although we now know that the major so called al-Qaeda attacks in the United States, such as 9/11 and these Boston bombings are false flag events.

So, what we are really seeing here is the so-called al-Qaeda, which is now so obviously allied to the State of Israel in Syria, has always been allied to the State of Israel and to the extreme radical pro-empire forces in the US.

That is what 9/11 was, it was a publicity stunt to cause the US to kill millions of Muslims and to strengthen its empire on behalf of Israel.

So, things are becoming very clear now and it’s interesting that people like Mr. Choudary, who are just such obvious dupes and patsies of this psychological operation by the Zionists and the imperialists, are now cheering for the Israelis and saying ‘Oh, yes. We al-Qaeda people have never thought the Israelis were the enemy’. Well, of course not, because they are working for Israel and they always have been.

Press TV: Do you think the insurgents in general are getting more desperate and careless because it seems that their strange alliances are now actually becoming more and more clear and being exposed.

Barrett: Well yes I think so and I think that what is really strange is that Mr. Choudary is apparently telling us that the Israelis must be intervening in Syria in favor of Hezbollah and against these insurgents. And of course that is ridiculous; the whole world knows it is the opposite case.

No, the reason that the Israelis are pounding Syria with their bombs today is that their mercenaries are losing. You know, the Israeli mercenaries, who are basically a bunch of terrorists, a lot of them are prisoners that the Saudis, who are puppets of Israel have released from their prisons to go kill people and behead people and blow things up and blow up mosques and destroy shrines and spread mayhem in Syria, the same things that so called al-Qaeda does all over the world, destabilizing places in service to the Zionists and to the empire.

That is what is happening in Syria, but the whole world is waking up to it. The Syrian government is having more and more success in reestablishing sovereignty over its territory, and so in a last-ditch desperate measure this unholy alliance as you put it very aptly, between Israel and al-Qaeda has come right out into the open and the Israelis are bombing the whatever out of Syria on behalf of al-Qaeda.

So, let’s just face the facts, al-Qaeda is Israeli and the State of Israel is a branch of al-Qaeda.

Press TV: Al-Nusra has taken responsibility for destroying that grave (the grave of Hujr ibn Adi in the Damascus suburb of Adral), but in general with this situation I want to talk about the advances of the Syrian military and exactly what that means right now because we saw that when the Syrian military made the latest advances, then all of a sudden Israel, the timing was amazing, as far as the Israelis coming in with these airstrikes.

I want to talk about this alliance and their coordination in your perspective. We see the United States, the UK, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia continually talking about the need to give more money or to give indirect equipment to the so called Free Syrian Army.

I want your perspective right now about the connection between the victories that the Syrian army has seen recently and then suddenly having Israel coming in and bombing. Mr. Barrett.

Barrett: Well yes, it is amazing how that works. The Israelis are masters at setting up false opposition groups they have actually been caught setting up al-Qaeda cells in Palestine. They have been busted by both Hamas and the Palestinian authority trying to set up fake al-Qaeda cells in Palestine.

Now, as our guest admitted, al-Qaeda is a very loose knit sort of entity and anybody can start an al-Qaeda cell.

So, that group has basically been hijacked and people like Mr. Choudary, who are very, very emotional, but not very cerebral…people like him are not even bringing checkers to a chess game, they are bringing Tic-Tac-Toe (Noughts and Crosses) to a chess game.

So, people like him are being used by the Israelis and just as the Israelis create a “terrorist bombing”, is what they call it,  every time they need a provocation to do what they want to do. They make sure that a terrorist bombing happens at the right moment. Of course this doesn’t mean that all attacks on Israel are created by Israel, but many are.

Likewise in this war on Syria, which is an Israeli war on Syria designed to destabilize Syria and create permanent fitna in the Muslim community, pitting Sunni against Shia; they want it to spread from Syria like a cancer spreading all over the Middle East and all over the world. In order to do that, they need this war to go on.

And when it looks like the government of Syria is finally getting a handle on this and chasing out the foreign invaders and being in a position to actually transfer power peacefully and democratically between the Syrian people, not dealing with these outsiders and Imperialists and Zionists, that is the moment when the Israelis choose to come in and start pulverizing Syria with their bombs.

So, obviously the Israelis are working together with al-Nusra and other al-Qaeda inspired groups in Syria, as well as the so called pro-democracy people; they are exactly the same, they are all the same.

Press TV: Mr. Barrett, your take on what Mr. Choudary has just said [that only the Mujahedeen are fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ordinary of Muslims know worldwide they are fighting a Jihad against an enemy who are allied together].

Barrett: When you look at the polls that is absolutely wrong. Well he is out of his mind, I mean the polls show that well over 80 percent of Muslims have an unfavorable idea of al-Qaeda and the reason for that is two-fold. One is that al-Qaeda is obviously doing everything it can to give Muslims a bad name in the world and number two al-Qaeda is basically a false flag entity created by the enemies of Islam to defame Islam.

So, if he really thinks that Muslims around the world support al-Qaeda, he should go and look at the poll data because it proves that he is wrong.

“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you …”

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Unprovoked Attack on Syria: US-backed Israel Commits Egregious International Crime

The US feigns disassociation with Hitlerian act of Israeli aggression – as was planned since 2007.

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

: TheWest has carefully cultivated Israel into “regional bully.” Immune from international condemnation, it is now being used to commit egregious war crimes against neighboring Syria, in hopes of provoking a retaliation and giving the US and its regional axis the justification it has long sought to militarily intervene.

Unprovoked, Israel has attacked Syria numerous times over the past 2 days, including attacks on the Syrian capital of Damascus, in what appears to be a series of intentional provocations designed to drag the region into a wider conflict its US sponsors can then enter militarily. Neither attacked directly by Syria, nor able to cite credible evidence in regards to perceived threats Israel claims to be reacting to, the assault on Syria represents a Chapter VII breach of the United Nations Charter.


What’s more, is that while the US feigns disassociation with Israel’s breach of international peace, after jointly fueling a genocidal sectarian conflict within Syria’s borders for the past two years, it is documented fact that the US and Saudi Arabia planned to use Israel to conduct military attacks against Iran and Syria, they themselves could not justify politically, legally, or strategically.


What is now hoped is that Syria and Iran retaliate militarily, allowing the “other shoe to drop,” and for the US, UK, France, and their regional axis to directly intervene in Syria, and with any luck, Iran.



Insidious Ploy Engineered and Documented in 2007-2009


As early as 2007, it was reported that a US-Saudi-Israeli conspiracy to overthrow the governments of Iran and Syria by arming sectarian terrorists, many linked directly to Al Qaeda, was already set in motion. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his 2007 New Yorker article, “The Redirection,” stated (emphasis added):

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

Of Israel and Saudi Arabia’s partnership it specifically stated:

The policy shift has brought Saudi Arabia and Israel into a new strategic embrace, largely because both countries see Iran as an existential threat. They have been involved in direct talks, and the Saudis, who believe that greater stability in Israel and Palestine will give Iran less leverage in the region, have become more involved in Arab-Israeli negotiations.

Additionally, Saudi Arabian officials mentioned the careful balancing act their nation must play in order to conceal its role in supporting US-Israeli ambitions across the region. It was stated even then, that using Israel to publicly carry out attacks on Iran would be preferable to the US, which would ultimately implicate the Saudis. It was stated:

“The Saudi said that, in his country’s view, it was taking a political risk by joining the U.S. in challenging Iran: Bandar is already seen in the Arab world as being too close to the Bush Administration. “We have two nightmares,” the former diplomat told me. “For Iran to acquire the bomb and for the United States to attack Iran. I’d rather the Israelis bomb the Iranians, so we can blame them. If America does it, we will be blamed.””

This ploy was further developed in 2009 by the Fortune 500-funded (page 19) Brookings Institution in their document, “Which Path to Persia?” In regards to Iran, and now clearly being utilized against Syria, the gambit was described as follows (emphasis added):

…it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it. (One method that would have some possibility of success would be to ratchet up covert regime change efforts in the hope that Tehran would retaliate overtly, or even semi-overtly, which could then be portrayed as an unprovoked act of Iranian aggression.)  – page 84-85, Which Path to Perisa?, Brookings Institution.

And:

Israel appears to have done extensive planning and practice for such a strike already, and its aircraft are probably already based as close to Iran as possible. as such, Israel might be able to launch the strike in a matter of weeks or even days, depending on what weather and intelligence conditions it felt it needed.  Moreover, since Israel would have much less of a need (or even interest)  in securing regional support for the operation, Jerusalem probably would feel less motivated to wait for an Iranian provocation before attacking. In short, Israel could move very fast to implement this option if both Israeli and American leaders wanted it to happen.

However, as noted in the previous chapter, the airstrikes themselves are really just the start of this policy. Again, the Iranians would doubtless rebuild their nuclear sites. They would probably retaliate against Israel, and they might retaliate against the United States, too (which might create a pretext for American airstrikes or even an invasion). – page 91, Which Path to Perisa?, Brookings Institution.

And Israel not waiting for a plausible justification to attack Syria is exactly what has just happened. It should also be noted in particular, the last paragraph which gives insight into what the US-led axis plans to do after this egregious international crime – that is – to incrementally engulf the region into a conflict it finally can justify its own entry into open military aggression.




What Should Syria and its Allies Do?

Syria, Iran, Russia and other nations that support the besieged nation most certainly were aware of the Brookings document “Which Path to Persia?” and familiar with this strategy. It would be hoped that anything of value that the Israelis would seek to attack in order to provoke a much desired retaliation and subsequent war, would have been provided additional protection, or moved entirely out of range of potential Israeli attacks.




A media campaign to illustrate the hypocritical and very revealing convergence between Al Qaeda (the so-called Free Syrian Army or FSA) and Israeli interests would undermine whatever remaining support the battered and failing Western-backed terror campaign inside Syria may still have.

Additionally, Israel’s selection by the US to carry out this attack was done specifically because Israel has long-ago exhausted its international legitimacy. What it is doing in Syria is a blatant international crime, in direct violation of international law. Currently, Syria and its allies hold the moral high ground against an enemy who is no longer fooling the world. If it is calculated that Syria can survive Israel’s unprovoked brutality, it would be best to do little or nothing, and incur internationally the same outrage that accompanies Israel’s brutality against the Palestinians.




In light of the US using Israel as its proxy against Syria, should Syria and its allies retaliate, it would be best to do so through any proxies they themselves have at their disposal. Just as Hezbollah and the Palestinians now routinely defeat Israel both strategically and politically, Syria now faces an opportunity to do so again, only on a much bigger scale.




The outrageous actions of Israel, the despicable double-game the US attempts to play by feigning disassociation with its regional beachhead in Tel Aviv, and the silent complicity of the UN, has people around the world desperately seeking retaliation from Syria, or Iran, or both. In reality, this is precisely what the West hopes to achieve – a wider conventional war in which they hold the advantage. By refusing to retaliate directly, Syria cripples the West politically, highlighting the unprovoked nature of their attacks on a nation they claim is a threat, yet fails to strike back even when its capital is under bombardment. By responding through its own plausibly deniable proxies, tactical and political pressure can be put on Israel to end its aggression.




It appears that the Western-backed terrorist front in Syria has been dealt a fatal blow and is in the process of complete collapse. The attack by Israel is a sign of desperation, seeking to expand a conflict that is about to end. Syria and its allies face difficult decisions and dangerous desperation in the coming days and weeks – with an axis of rogue states committing increasingly heinous atrocities in search of a response.




articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at
Land Destroyer Report, Alternative Thai News Network and LocalOrg. Read other contributed articles by Tony Cartalucci here.

Should others do to US … what We do to them ?

Monday, May 6th, 2013

William Blum

Official website of the author, historian, and U.S. foreign policy critic.

The Anti-Empire Report #116

By William Blum – Published May 3rd, 2013

Boston Marathon, this thing called terrorism, and the United States

What is it that makes young men, reasonably well educated, in good health and nice looking, with long lives ahead of them, use powerful explosives to murder complete strangers because of political beliefs?

I’m speaking about American military personnel of course, on the ground, in the air, or directing drones from an office in Nevada.

Do not the survivors of US attacks in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya and elsewhere, and their loved ones, ask such a question?

The survivors and loved ones in Boston have their answer – America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

That’s what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston bomber has said in custody, and there’s no reason to doubt that he means it, nor the dozens of others in the past two decades who have carried out terrorist attacks against American targets and expressed anger toward US foreign policy. 1 Both Tsarnaev brothers had expressed such opinions before the attack as well. 2 The Marathon bombing took place just days after a deadly US attack in Afghanistan killed 17 civilians, including 12 children, as but one example of countless similar horrors from recent years. “Oh”, an American says, “but those are accidents. What terrorists do is on purpose. It’s cold-blooded murder.”

But if the American military sends out a bombing mission on Monday which kills multiple innocent civilians, and then the military announces: “Sorry, that was an accident.” And then on Tuesday the American military sends out a bombing mission which kills multiple innocent civilians, and then the military announces: “Sorry, that was an accident.” And then on Wednesday the American military sends out a bombing mission which kills multiple innocent civilians, and the military then announces: “Sorry, that was an accident.” … Thursday … Friday … How long before the American military loses the right to say it was an accident?

Terrorism is essentially an act of propaganda, to draw attention to a cause. The 9-11 perpetrators attacked famous symbols of American military and economic power. Traditionally, perpetrators would phone in their message to a local media outlet beforehand, but today, in this highly-surveilled society, with cameras and electronic monitoring at a science-fiction level, that’s much more difficult to do without being detected; even finding a public payphone can be near impossible.

From what has been reported, the older brother, Tamerlan, regarded US foreign policy also as being anti-Islam, as do many other Muslims. I think this misreads Washington’s intentions. The American Empire is not anti-Islam. It’s anti-only those who present serious barriers to the Empire’s plan for world domination.

The United States has had close relations with Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Qatar, amongst other Islamic states. And in recent years the US has gone to great lengths to overthrow the leading secular states of the Mideast – Iraq, Libya and Syria.

Moreover, it’s questionable that Washington is even against terrorism per se, but rather only those terrorists who are not allies of the empire. There has been, for example, a lengthy and infamous history of tolerance, and often outright support, for numerous anti-Castro terrorists, even when their terrorist acts were committed in the United States. Hundreds of anti-Castro and other Latin American terrorists have been given haven in the US over the years. The United States has also provided support to terrorists in Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Kosovo, Bosnia, Iran, Libya, and Syria, including those with known connections to al Qaeda, to further foreign policy goals more important than fighting terrorism.

Under one or more of the harsh anti-terrorist laws enacted in the United States in recent years, President Obama could be charged with serious crimes for allowing the United States to fight on the same side as al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Libya and Syria and for funding and supplying these groups. Others in the United States have been imprisoned for a lot less.

As a striking example of how Washington has put its imperialist agenda before anything else, we can consider the case of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, an Afghan warlord whose followers first gained attention in the 1980s by throwing acid in the faces of women who refused to wear the veil. This is how these horrible men spent their time when they were not screaming “Death to America”. CIA and State Department officials called Hekmatyar “scary,” “vicious,” “a fascist,” “definite dictatorship material”. 3 This did not prevent the United States government from showering the man with large amounts of aid to fight against the Soviet-supported government of Afghanistan. 4 Hekmatyar is still a prominent warlord in Afghanistan.

A similar example is that of Luis Posada who masterminded the bombing of a Cuban airline in 1976, killing 73 civilians. He has lived a free man in Florida for many years.

USA Today reported a few months ago about a rebel fighter in Syria who told the newspaper in an interview: “The afterlife is the only thing that matters to me, and I can only reach it by waging jihad.” 5 Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have chosen to have a shootout with the Boston police as an act of suicide; to die waging jihad, although questions remain about exactly how he died. In any event, I think it’s safe to say that the authorities wanted to capture the brothers alive to be able to question them.

It would be most interesting to be present the moment after a jihadist dies and discovers, with great shock, that there’s no afterlife. Of course, by definition, there would have to be an afterlife for him to discover that there’s no afterlife. On the other hand, a non-believer would likely be thrilled to find out that he was wrong.

Let us hope that the distinguished statesmen, military officers, and corporate leaders who own and rule America find out in this life that to put an end to anti-American terrorism they’re going to have to learn to live without unending war against the world. There’s no other defense against a couple of fanatic young men with backpacks. Just calling them insane or evil doesn’t tell you enough; it may tell you nothing.

But this change in consciousness in the elite is going to be extremely difficult, as difficult as it appears to be for the parents of the two boys to accept their sons’ guilt. Richard Falk, UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, stated after the Boston attack: “The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world. In some respects, the United States has been fortunate not to experience worse blowbacks … We should be asking ourselves at this moment, ‘How many canaries will have to die before we awaken from our geopolitical fantasy of global domination?’” 6

Officials in Canada and Britain as well as US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice have called for Falk to be fired. 7

President Kennedy’s speech, half a century ago

I don’t know how many times in the 50 years since President John F. Kennedy made his much celebrated 1963 speech at American University in Washington, DC 8 I’ve heard or read that if only he had lived he would have put a quick end to the war in Vietnam instead of it continuing for ten more terrible years, and that the Cold War might have ended 25 years sooner than it did. With the 50th anniversary coming up June 13 we can expect to hear a lot more of the same, so I’d like to jump the gun and offer a counter-view.

Kennedy declared:

Let us re-examine our attitude toward the Soviet Union. It is discouraging to think that their leaders may actually believe what their propagandists write. It is discouraging to read a recent authoritative Soviet text on Military Strategy and find, on page after page, wholly baseless and incredible claims such as the allegation that “American imperialist circles are preparing to unleash different types of war … that there is a very real threat of a preventative war being unleashed by American imperialists against the Soviet Union” … [and that] the political aims – and I quote – “of the American imperialists are to enslave economically and politically the European and other capitalist countries … [and] to achieve world domination … by means of aggressive war.”

It is indeed refreshing that an American president would utter a thought such as: “It is discouraging to think that their leaders may actually believe what their propagandists write.” This is what radicals in every country wonder about their leaders, not least in the United States. For example, “incredible claims such as the allegation that ‘American imperialist circles are preparing to unleash different types of war’.”

In Kennedy’s short time in office the United States had unleashed many different types of war, from attempts to overthrow governments and suppress political movements to assassination attempts against leaders and actual military combat – one or more of these in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, British Guiana, Iraq, Congo, Haiti, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Brazil. This is all in addition to the normal and routine CIA subversion of countries all over the world map. Did Kennedy really believe that the Soviet claims were “incredible”?

And did he really doubt that that the driving force behind US foreign policy was “world domination”? How else did he explain all the above interventions (which have continued non-stop into the 21st century)? If the president thought that the Russians were talking nonsense when they accused the US of seeking world domination, why didn’t he then disavow the incessant US government and media warnings about the “International Communist Conspiracy”? Or at least provide a rigorous definition of the term and present good evidence of its veracity.

Quoting further: “Our military forces are committed to peace and disciplined in self-restraint.” No comment.

people foolishly insist on some form of socialist alternative. Ask the people of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, British Guiana and Cuba, just to name some of those in Kennedy’s time.

“At the same time we seek to keep peace inside the non-Communist world, where many nations, all of them our friends …” American presidents have been speaking of “our friends” for many years. What they all mean, but never say, is that “our friends” are government and corporate leaders whom we keep in power through any means necessary – the dictators, the kings, the oligarchs, the torturers – not the masses of the population, particularly those with a measure of education.

“Our efforts in West New Guinea, in the Congo, in the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent, have been persistent and patient despite criticism from both sides.”

Persistent, yes. Patient, often. But moral, fostering human rights, democracy, civil liberties, self-determination, not fawning over Israel … ? As but one glaring example, the assassination of Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, perhaps the last chance for a decent life for the people of that painfully downtrodden land; planned by the CIA under Eisenhower, but executed under Kennedy.

“The Communist drive to impose their political and economic system on others is the primary cause of world tension today. For there can be no doubt that, if all nations could refrain from interfering in the self-determination of others, the peace would be much more assured.”

See all of the above for this piece of hypocrisy. And so, if no nation interfered in the affairs of any other nation, there would be no wars. Brilliant. If everybody became rich there would be no poverty. If everybody learned to read there would be no illiteracy.

“The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war.”

So … Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, and literally dozens of other countries then, later, and now, all the way up to Libya in 2012 … they all invaded the United States first? Remarkable.

And this was the man who was going to end the war in Vietnam very soon after being re-elected the following year? Lord help us.

Bush’s legacy

This is not to put George W. Bush down. That’s too easy, and I’ve done it many times. No, this is to counter the current trend to rehabilitate the man and his Iraqi horror show, which partly coincides with the opening of his presidential library in Texas. At the dedication ceremony, President Obama spoke of Bush’s “compassion and generosity” and declared that: “He is a good man.” The word “Iraq” did not pass his lips. The closest he came at all was saying “So even as we Americans may at times disagree on matters of foreign policy, we share a profound respect and reverence for the men and women of our military and their families.” 9 Should morality be that flexible? Even for a politician? Obama could have just called in sick.

At the January 31 congressional hearing on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, Senator John McCain ripped into him for his critique of the Iraq war:

“The question is, were you right or were you wrong?” McCain demanded, pressing Hagel on why he opposed Bush’s decision to send 20,000 additional troops to Iraq in the so-called ‘surge’.

“I’m not going to give you a yes-or-no answer. I think it’s far more complicated than that,” Hagel responded. He said he would await the “judgment of history.”

Glaring at Hagel, McCain ended the exchange with a bitter rejoinder: “I think history has already made a judgment about the surge, sir, and you are on the wrong side of it.” 10

Before the revisionist history of the surge gets chiseled into marble, let me repeat part of what I wrote in this report at the time, December 2007:

The American progress is measured by a decrease in violence, the White House has decided – a daily holocaust has been cut back to a daily multiple catastrophe. And who’s keeping the count? Why, the same good people who have been regularly feeding us a lie for the past five years about the number of Iraqi deaths, completely ignoring the epidemiological studies. A recent analysis by the Washington Post left the administration’s claim pretty much in tatters. The article opened with: “The U.S. military’s claim that violence has decreased sharply in Iraq in recent months has come under scrutiny from many experts within and outside the government, who contend that some of the underlying statistics are questionable and selectively ignore negative trends.”

To the extent that there may have been a reduction in violence, we must also keep in mind that, thanks to this lovely little war, there are several million Iraqis either dead, wounded, in exile abroad, or in bursting American and Iraqi prisons. So the number of potential victims and killers has been greatly reduced. Moreover, extensive ethnic cleansing has taken place in Iraq (another good indication of progress, n’est-ce pas? nicht wahr?) – Sunnis and Shiites are now living more in their own special enclaves than before, none of those stinking mixed communities with their unholy mixed marriages, so violence of the sectarian type has also gone down. On top of all this, US soldiers have been venturing out a lot less (for fear of things like … well, dying), so the violence against our noble lads is also down.

One of the signs of the reduction in violence in Iraq, the administration would like us to believe, is that many Iraqi families are returning from Syria, where they had fled because of the violence. The New York Times, however, reported that “Under intense pressure to show results after months of political stalemate, the [Iraqi] government has continued to publicize figures that exaggerate the movement back to Iraq”; as well as exaggerating “Iraqis’ confidence that the current lull in violence can be sustained.” The count, it turns out, included all Iraqis crossing the border, for whatever reason. A United Nations survey found that 46 percent were leaving Syria because they could not afford to stay; 25 percent said they fell victim to a stricter Syrian visa policy; and only 14 percent said they were returning because they had heard about improved security.

How long can it be before vacation trips to “Exotic Iraq” are flashed across our TVs? “Baghdad’s Beautiful Beaches Beckon”. Just step over the bodies. Indeed, the State Department has recently advertised for a “business development/tourism” expert to work in Baghdad, “with a particular focus on tourism and related services.” 11

Another argument raised again recently to preserve George W.’s legacy is that “He kept us safe”. Hmm … I could swear that he was in the White House around the time of September 11 … What his supporters mean is that Bush’s War on Terrorism was a success because there wasn’t another terrorist attack in the United States after September 11, 2001 while he was in office; as if terrorists killing Americans is acceptable if it’s done abroad. Following the American/Bush strike on Afghanistan in October 2001 there were literally scores of terrorist attacks – including some major ones – against American institutions in the Middle East, South Asia and the Pacific: military, civilian, Christian, and other targets associated with the United States.

Even the claim that the War on Terrorism kept Americans safe at home is questionable. There was no terrorist attack in the United States during the 6 1/2 years prior to the one in September 2001; not since the April 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. It would thus appear that the absence of terrorist attacks in the United States is the norm.

William Blum speaking in Wisconsin, near Minnesota

Saturday, July 13th, the 11th Annual Peacestock: A Gathering for Peace will take place at Windbeam Farm in Hager City, WI. Peacestock is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace in an idyllic location near the Mississippi, just one hour’s drive from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Peacestock is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115, and has a peace-themed agenda. Kathy Kelly, peace activist extraordinaire, will also speak.

You can camp there and be fed well, meat or vegetarian. Full information at: http://www.peacestockvfp.org

http://williamblum.org/aer/read/11643

Notes

  1. William Blum, Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower, chapters 1 and 2, for cases up to about 2003; later similar cases are numerous; e.g., Glenn Greenwald, “They Hate US for our Occupations”, Salon, October 12, 2010
  2. Huffington Post, April 20, 2013; Washington Post, April 21
  3. Tim Weiner, Blank Check: The Pentagon’s Black Budget (1990), p.149-50.
  4. William Blum, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
  5. USA Today, December 3, 2012
  6. ForeignPolicyJournal.com, April 21, 2013
  7. The Telegraph (London), April 25, 2013; Politico.com, April 24
  8. Full text of speech
  9. Remarks by President Obama at Dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library
  10. Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2013
  11. Anti-Empire Report, #52, December 11, 2007

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Issue #115

What should we say … about such things ?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Additional Titles

OUR CHRISTIAN


PRESIDENT

By Lee Duigon
May 2, 2013
NewsWithViews.com

Our president, if that’s what he truly is, loves to proclaim himself a Christian. It’s for God to judge whether he is or he isn’t. Nevertheless, Our Lord taught us, “Beware of false prophets… Ye shall know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:15-16)

Our president last week gave the keynote speech at a big Planned Parenthood wingding, during which he spoke the words, “God bless you, Planned Parenthood!” Which of Planned Parenthood’s works did our Christian president wish God to bless?

In 2011 Planned Parenthood murdered over a third of a million babies—333,964 of them, to be exact. It was an all-time record for baby-killing in America, facilitated by the U.S. Congress giving Planned Parenthood more than half a billion dollars earned by hard-working Americans who started life as unaborted babies.

A third of a million human beings slaughtered—that’s more than 100 times the body-count of 9/11. Think of a hundred September Elevenths. Is that what our Christian president wants God to bless?

When they’re not snuffing out babies, Planned Parenthood occupies itself with other mischief. They are intimately involved with public schooling. Under the guise of providing “comprehensive sex education,” they encourage children to be sexual active.

The rationalization always is, “Well, they’re going to do it anyway, so they might as well do it as safely as possible!” This is bad enough, but the real reason is worse. The more teens who are having sex, “safe” or otherwise, the more of them will become customers of Planned Parenthood’s abortion mills. That’s how this blessed outfit makes its money.

If there were truth in labeling, Planned Parenthood would have to re-name itself “Planned Un-Parenthood.” Everything they do is aimed at preventing the creation of families. This accounts for their fervent advocacy for promiscuous sex and, even more so, for homosexuality.

What does God say about such things? To quote just one Bible verse out of many:

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind…” (I Corinthians 6:9)

That would seem to exclude a high percentage of Planned Parenthood’s core constituency—to say nothing of this president’s.

But what does Planned Parenthood say? Let’s go to one of their websites, this one supposedly set up to provide guidance for teens.

In answer to the question, “Should I come out?”—that is, to proclaim oneself a homosexual—Planned Parenthood answers, “The coming out process—letting people know who you are—can be a great experience for teens who have support from their families and communities.”

Great? Oh, yeah! Some basketball player “came out” the other day, and the way our ruling class made a fuss over him, you’d have thought he’d found the care for cancer. Our Christian president led the cheerleading, assuring the man, “We’ve got your back”—not the most well-chosen figure of speech, under the circumstances.

And what do they mean, “support from their families and communities”? If everybody listened to Planned Parenthood, families would not exist. But what kind of clueless, incompetent morally atrophied parents would ever say to their 14-year-old, “Oh, Alvin, that’s so wonderful, we’re so happy for you! We’re so pleased to know you’re enjoying such a rich sex life”? And where does “the community” come in—or is that just a word that leftist dunderheads toss around when they have nothing else to say? Maybe the town ought to provide a parade with a brass band for every kid who decides he wants to be a sodomite. But who knows what such people mean?

So, in addition to premeditated murder on a large scale, our Christian president wishes God to bless a crew who try to lead children into every kind of behavior that God has called abominable.

Maybe our Christian president ought to contemplate this passage from the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is speaking:

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:21-23)

© 2013 Lee Duigon – All Rights Reserved


Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com

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