Archive for the ‘US government’ Category
Turns out if you want a country bombed to Kingdom Come, call the Pentagon. If you wish to extend your power base into the world, call the Pentagon. If you have your eye on some resources that don’t belong to you, call you-know-who.
And if you want death-dealing drones that can be hacked, call our Death Star, the Pentagon.
But if you want to know where outrageous amounts of our money went, Do Not Call the Pentagon.
Tom Tomorrow’s The Republican War on Women comic strip makes some very good points, in case you missed this one.
Not WikiLeaks this time but a lawsuit over US drone strikes in Pakistan killing innocent people has revealed the name of an American spy.
He has fled for safety after receiving death threats.
Well, this may be the largest Article-Round-Up I’ve ever posted for your consideration for there’s so much going on and situations are fluxxing fast:
Wikileaks is currently mirrored on 1559 websites.
Why Are Wars Not Being Reported Honestly?
By John Pilger
The public needs to know the truth about wars. So why have journalists colluded with governments to hoodwink us?
Lebanon Holds its Breath Over Leaked Revelations
By Robert Fisk in Beirut
The Hezbollah party is using the cables as proof of UN involvement with Washington- and thus, by extension, with Israel – and politicians are desperately denying that they gave intelligence information to the Americans about Hezbollah’s secret communications system.
WikiLeaks Cables Show Deeper U.S. Military Role in Muslim World
By SHASHANK BENGALI
From the Saudi-Yemen border to lawless Somalia and the north-central African desert,the U.S. military is more engaged in armed conflicts in the Muslim world than the U.S. government openly acknowledges, according to cables released by the WikiLeaks website.
What’s Behind the War on WikiLeaks
By Ray McGovern
WikiLeaks has teased the genie of transparency out of a very opaque bottle, and powerful forces in America, who thrive on secrecy, are trying desperately to stuff the genie back in.
Espionage Act: How the Government Can Engage in Serious Aggression Against the People of the United States
By Naomi Wolf
This week, Senators Joe Lieberman and Dianne Feinstein engaged in acts of serious aggression against their own constituents, and the American people in general.
Halliburton May Pay $500 million to Keep Cheney out of Prison: Report
By Daniel Tencer
Oilfield services company Halliburton is in negotiations with the Nigerian governmentto keep its former CEO, Dick Cheney, out of prison, according to a news report.
Lying is Not Patriotic Video
Congressman Ron Paul speaks on the house floor. December 9, 2010.
Well, as a long-time fan of Mark Twain, I do suspect that it’s his restless squirming in his grave that we’ve been hearing for decades now given the sorry state of journalism which worsens by the minute.
And now it seems journalist Twain knocks upon his coffin lid, begging to jump out and give our current batch of Orwellian propagandists and media monopolists and moguls some sharp punches in their lousy, warmongering, anti-societal, ‘one world government’ snoots!
But mostly by way of his mightier-than-the-sword pen, of course.
The announcement of Superbombs and Secret Jails: what to look for in WikiLeaks Iraq Docs has me mired in an emotional quandary because next week’s promised documents release makes its timing perilous (though when would be a good time to uncover the shadowy machinations of the Bush-Cheney regime?) and yet I feel that an end to US imperialistic war and strong-arming would do the entire planet a world of good if it could be accomplished.
Yet WikiLeaks or no, US arrogance churns on, bankrupting our nation as it beggars we-the-people, and exporting the terrorism it purports to address.
And while my Flower Power Generation took to the streets to voice our strong opposition to the Vietnam fiasco and carnage, I keep wondering whas’up with our current generation of canon fodder – is it the cool techie games they grew up playing that have them so enthralled with going to war for oil, the globalist agenda, politics, and profits-for-the-rich in this too-real world of drones and pain?
My Ode to Columbus Day from last year’s celebration still rings true for me, how about you?
Here’s a good resource from History.com with articles and videos on the topic of Christopher Columbus and the ‘discovery’ of the New World. Obviously the indigenous peoples of 1492 had no idea the continent was missing.
You may also be interested in the constellation Columbae which is associated with the concept of peace. You remember peace, that concept and condition which the US military government has replaced with perpetual war in order to establish global domination…’globalism’.
Be that as it may, the brightest star in the constellation Columba is Alpha Columba Noae (Noah’s Dove) which in Arabic is Al-Fakhita (the dove) and is generally called, Phact.
In Astrology, Phact’s keywords are: ‘exploring uncharted waters’ and ‘to seek adventure’ which handily leads us back to old Chris Columbus 518 years ago and forward to Columbus Day 2010!
On radio now is Fresh Air with its feature on John Lennon who would have been 70 years old tomorrow, October 9, 2010, if only he were with us.
Click for the Fresh Air text concerning the release of the FBI’s files on Lennon and you’ll find other interviews as well such as with John’s first wife, Cynthia, and with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. (Audio will be available around 5:00 pm edt.)
The 1972 presidential election was the first in which 18-year-olds could vote in the US and Lennon wanted to use that fact to help register young voters who were against the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon who then attempted to deport John Lennon in 1972.
Here’s a tribute I wrote in 2006 on the topic of my favorite Beatle titled John Lennon: still missed which details his natal chart placements and contains some info on the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, the societal planets, which has been associated with assassinations of US presidents..the ‘Presidential Death Cycle’, as it’s called.
(As you know, Ronald Reagan missed dying from an assassin’s bullet due to an astrologer’s warning, it is said.)
John Lennon was born during such a Great Conjunction and his assassination occurred under the auspices of the 1980/81 conjunctions:
1. December 31, 1980 @ 9Lib30 (conjunct Fixed Star Vindemiatrix: ‘the widow’ or ‘the widower’; ‘loss of partner’);
2. March 3, 1981 @ 8Lib06;
3. July 24, 1981 @ 4Lib56.
Wiith Jupiter/Saturn’s 20-year cycle of that time beginning and manifesting in a mental Air sign, we may say that it was primarily the anarchistic thoughts of John Lennon, including his and Yoko’s support of the peace movement, which sealed his fate at the hands of the US government.
That, and his tremendous popularity.
Seems that the US government’s spying on your Aunt Granny Fanny’s last tweet to her bookie isn’t enough for Washington and the Pentagon.
Now the US is demanding massive amounts of communications data from European citizens, too.
This is the sort of thing that causes me to wonder: if the attacks of 9/11/01 had not happened, what justification would the all-seeing- eye types now hide behind while disregarding ordinary people’s right to what should be the rather simple concept of privacy?
What US gold reserves?
Since 1972 (Nixon following orders), the US has not pegged its paper money to a gold standard and many people are questioning where went the gold in Fort Knox. The rumor is that the Federal Reserve of New York may have sent theirs abroad to persons unknown as well.
Shades of the 1930s, FDR, and the financing of Nazi war plans!
So why not clear up the rumors and calm jittery nerves since it’s supposedly the job of the Fed to keep the populace feeling confident in our financial system?
Rep. Ron Paul: “If there was no question about the gold being there, you think they would be anxious to prove gold is there,” he said.
The obviously disturbing answer is that they can’t prove a negative. Therefore, with Paul’s recent Audit the Fed legislation weakened in Congress (with help from banking’s ‘special interests’) his new call to Audit US Gold Reserves is music to this skeptic’s ears.
Either US gold reserves are on hand to back up the dollar or they aren’t.
The American people deserve to know and we also deserve accountability and legal actions to be taken if Fort Knox is found to be empty.