Code Pink protester: Blackwater official threatened to kill me

(RawStory) – A Code Pink protester claimed a high-ranking Blackwater official threatened his life during a break of a Senate Armed Services hearing focused on the military contractor’s actions in Afghanistan.

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin reported that the threat was made by Johnny Walker, a program manager with one of Blackwater’s subsidiaries. Walker testified at the hearing about the role his company, Paravant, played during its mercenary deployments to the Middle East. Read More Here

US Security Company Offers to Perform “High Threat Terminations” – Confront “Worker Unrest” in Haiti

We saw this type of Iraq-style disaster profiteering in New Orleans and you can expect to see a lot more of this in Haiti over the coming days, weeks and months. Private security companies are seeing big dollar signs in Haiti thanks in no small part to the media hype about “looters.” After Katrina, the number of private security companies registered (and unregistered) multiplied overnight. Banks, wealthy individuals, the US government all hired private security. I even encountered Israeli mercenaries operating an armed check-point outside of an elite gated community in New Orleans. They worked for a company called Instinctive Shooting International. (That is not a joke). Continue reading

MSM: America’s armed militia on the rise

(Telegraph) – Extremist “patriot” groups and other armed militias have undergone a dramatic resurgence in America, their numbers more than doubling in the past year amid growing Right-wing fears over expanding federal power and gun control. Continue reading

Questions Regarding The Fort Hood Massacre – Chuck Baldwin

(C4L) – By now, virtually everyone has read and reread the copious news accounts of the terrible shooting a few weeks ago at Fort Hood, Texas. This column will not attempt to add new details to what is already a highly scrutinized tragedy. However, I do want to pose three basic questions that, to me, are extremely glaring and, for the most part, absent from the discussion.

Question 1: Why were the soldiers not armed? Continue reading

MSM: Blackout – Military Personnel Banned From H1N1 Vaccine Sites

(HuffingtonPost) – If you want to draw attention to a problem, try hiding it. That’s the strategy of several military bases when it comes to the H1N1 vaccine. Continue reading

MSM: Chavez steps up Colombia rhetoric

(BBC) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged his armed forces to be prepared for possible war with Colombia amid growing diplomatic and border tensions. Continue reading

Russia’s Federation Council to review bill on using troops abroad

(RIANovosti) – The upper house of the Russian parliament will review on Friday amendments to a law on defense which expands the use of the Russian Armed Forces abroad in certain situations. Continue reading

MSM: Heavily armed law enforcement teams will scatter across the Bay Area this weekend

(ContraCostaTimes) – Armed officers in full battle gear will be scattered throughout the Bay Area this weekend, rescuing hostages, fighting bank robbers and quelling terrorism at the Oakland Airport, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, the NASA Ames Research Center and 22 other high profile sites. Continue reading

MSM: Armed officers placed on routine foot patrol for first time

(Telegraph) – Police officers armed with submachine guns are to be deployed on routine patrol of Britain’s streets for the first time. Continue reading

Nazis Fear an Armed People: Schwarzenegger’s Ammo Law

Second Amendment advocates and other defenders of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are outraged by California Gov. Schwarzenegger’s scheme to force all law-abiding gun owners in the state to submit data to be inserted in a database when they purchase ammunition. Continue reading

Massive Ordnance Penetrator: Another Sign Obama Will Strike Iran

The Pentagon has put a new weapon on the fast-track. The Massive Ordnance Penetrator is a 30,000-pound bomb designed to hit targets buried 200 feet below ground. Earlier this year, the Pentagon comptroller sent a request to shift funds to the House and Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees in order to fast forward the development and procurement of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP, according to ABC News. Continue reading

Let Us Not Become the Evil We Deplore – Amy Goodman

On Sept. 14, 2001, the U.S. House of Representatives considered House Joint Resolution 64, “To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.” The wounds of 9/11 were raw, and the lust for vengeance seemed universal. Continue reading

2 GOP-Appointed Judges Shame America

The federal Appeals Court decision to toss a lawsuit claiming contractors tortured detainees in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison is what you’d expect from a tyranny. Continue reading

MSM: Undercounting deaths of US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

(Reuters) – By most counts, the death toll of U.S. soldiers in America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan stood at 5,157 in the second week of September. Add at least 1,360 private contractors working for the U.S. and the number tops 6,500. Continue reading

Armed Revolution! Are you “in or out”?

Never in our country’s history have Americans witnessed the travesty of such an anti-constitutional administration and congress. And a great deal of the responsibility falls on both major political parties and the media. However, there are others, including American voters who refuse to intelligently discuss the issues and critically analyze what the administration is doing. As a result, the likelihood of another civil war or second revolution increases with each passing day and each new power-grab by the Obama administration. Continue reading

A Primer on Martial Law

It is difficult these days not to come upon some pessimistic patriotic commentator expressing the fear that something called “martial law” may soon be imposed on this country, as the General Government’s response to a new “terrorist attack”, or to the economic and social chaos arising out of a collapse of the monetary and banking systems, or to some other dire event that frightens hapless Americans into trading a sure and certain loss of their liberties for a dollop of conjectural safety. Continue reading

Plan urges firearms in every Belleview home

A proposed resolution set to go before the Belleview City Commission urges the head of every household in the city to have a gun in order to protect their families and to keep the peace in an emergency. Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul on “The ED Show”

(MSNBC) – August 12, 2009 – Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, joins the Ed Show to discuss whether Americans should be allowed to bring guns to protests like William Kostric did at a protest outside President Barack Obama’s health care town hall. Continue reading

The Worldwide H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic.

The WHO plans to vaccinate more than half the World’s population Continue reading

Secret US-Israeli meeting to focus on Iran

Amid reports that Israel is preparing to bomb Iranian nuclear sites, political heavyweights in Washington and Tel Aviv make plans for a secret get-together. Continue reading

The Real Reason for Gun Ownership

The State Creates It’s Own Enemies

Goulishly capitalizing on the tragedy of a mass murder, the anti-gun forces are surging forward with their plans for total gun confiscation. If law-abiding private citizens were disarmed, they claim, criminals and crazies would be unable to kill and maim. Continue reading

Obama Has 250,000 “Contractors” in Iraq and Afghan Wars, Increases Number of Mercenaries

Newly released Pentagon statistics show that in both Iraq and Afghanistan the number of armed contractors is rising. The DoD says it sees “similar dependence on contractors in future.” Continue reading

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Prospects For A Multipolar World

On June 15th and 16th the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will hold its ninth annual heads of state summit in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg. Continue reading

UK government wants the military to run state schools

The Armed Forces will be drafted in to run state schools under plans to drive up discipline and respect in classrooms. Continue reading

Free Ashton Lundeby!

It’s been said that a lie is a poor way to say “hello.” It is also the standard greeting one receives from government employees, particularly those who carry guns.

Around 10:00 p.m. on March 5, a wolf-pack of armed men gathered at the front door of the Lundeby family’s home in Oxford, North Carolina. Continue reading

Pakistan on edge as Zardari arouses rebellion

Pakistan’s president, Asif Ali Zardari, was facing a revolt from inside his party yesterday as negotiations to end a standoff with opposition leaders failed to make headway and the threat of turmoil in the nuclear-armed nation provoked increasing international concern. Continue reading

MSM: Germany to spend stimulus funds on defense

The German government is to spend part of its €50bn economic stimulus package on supplies for its armed forces, possibly including submachine guns, military vehicles and underwater mine detectors. Continue reading