None Dare Call It Tyranny – Sheldon Richman

(FFF) – If you want to know what tyranny is like, look around.

The national government — specifically the executive branch — can do pretty much what it wants. It could bomb Iran tomorrow without a declaration of war from Congress. It can — and does — conduct secret wars and covert operations against countries that have done nothing to us. Of course, they are secret only to the ignorant taxpayers who must finance them and perhaps suffer when the provoked retaliation occurs. It can have men behind PlayStation consoles in Nevada fire Hellfire missiles from aerial drones on people in Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere.

This tyrannical government can send any foreigner picked up anywhere in the world to third countries known for torturing prisoners. It can hold people accused of nothing indefinitely in prisons in Cuba and Afghanistan and torture them into making false confessions. It can conduct a war crimes trial in a military kangaroo court for a man, Omar Khadr, held captive for eight years after he was picked up at the age of 15 during a U.S. assault on villagers near Kabul. His torture-induced “confessions” will be admissible. All this is in violation of commitments under the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict not to treat children in war as though they were adults.

It can assassinate even American citizens abroad without a scent of due process. Continue reading

MSM: It was never suicide, says Dr Kelly’s cousin as family finally breaks silence

(DailyMail) – A close relative of Dr David Kelly broke the family’s silence yesterday to voice fears that he was murdered.  Wendy Wearmouth said she found it ‘incredibly unlikely’ that he committed suicide and suggested he was assassinated.  She said that committing suicide would have been ‘totally against his whole way of being’. Read More Here

Dennis Kucinich Makes a Serious Push to Ban Govt. Assassinations of US Citizens

(TheNation) – Lawyers for US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, who has reportedly been targeted for assassination by the CIA and Joint Special Operations Command, had to fight the US government to have the right to represent him. On Wednesday, following a lawsuit by the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Treasury Department issued a license to the pro-bono lawyers. Now the battle for due process begins. In a statement, al-Awlaki’s new lawyers said the license would “allow us to pursue our litigation relating to the government’s asserted authority to engage in targeted killings of American civilians without due process.”

Al-Awlaki is originally from New Mexico and now lives in Yemen. He has been accused of providing inspiration for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged “underwear bomber,” and Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter.

Most lawmakers have been mute about the Obama administration’s policy to target a US citizen for assassination. Representative Jane Harman, who serves on the Homeland Security Committee, said recently that Awlaki is “probably the person, the terrorist, who would be terrorist No. 1 in terms of threat against us.” One of the few who has spoken against the policy is Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich. “The assassination policies vitiate the presumption of innocence and the government then becomes the investigator, policeman, prosecutor, judge, jury, executioner all in one,” Kucinich told me in April. “That raises the greatest questions with respect to our constitution and our democratic way of life.” He called the policy “extrajudicial.” Continue reading

Targeted Assassinations – Challenging US Policy – Stephen Lendman

(Rense) – The WikiLeaks “Afghan War Diaries” provided documented evidence of America’s out-of-control lawlessness, including Special Forces death squads (Task Force 373) extrajudicially murdering or capturing suspected Taliban and Al-Qaeda figures, many hundreds or perhaps thousands on a so-called Jpel (joint prioritized effects) list, also willfully killing civilian men, women and children, the London Times Kabul-based Jerome Starkey reporting earlier on these crimes, suppressed in US media accounts, presenting an embedded view of the war, omitting the targeting of Americans until then Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair acknowledged it in February, explaining that:

CIA operatives and Special Forces death squads have been authorized to kill US citizens abroad, suspected of terrorist involvement, Blair saying:

“If we think that direct action will involve killing an American, we get specific permission to do that,” the criteria being “whether that American is involved in a group that is trying to attack us, whether that American is a threat to other Americans. Those are the factors involved. We don’t target people for free speech. We target them for taking action that threatens Americans or has resulted in it,” based on suspicions, not evidence. Continue reading

Obama’s US Assassination Program? Part 1 – Chuck Norris

(HumanEvents) – Sound too conspiratorial to be true? Like the cover-up ops of spy novels? Well, it’s reality. And it is possibly the most bizarre, inhumane and abusive way that the White House is expanding its power over the American people.

It’s not an extremist belief or theory of the far right. It’s a fact that has been confirmed by The New York Times, The Washington Post and MSNBC and even documented by the far-left online magazine Salon.com.

And it’s the gravest nightmare of U.S. citizens and abandonment of our Constitution to date: a presidential assassination program in which U.S. citizens are in the literal scopes of the executive branch based upon nothing more than allegations of terrorism involvement as the branch defines it. Continue reading

Dozens of U.S. Citizens on Assassination List, White House Adviser Hints

REPOST – (AlterNet) – When it was confirmed last winter by then-Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair that the Obama administration had authorized the assassination of American citizens working with terrorist groups overseas, it appeared that no more than three Americans were being targeted in this manner.

In an interview last week with the Washington Times, however, Deputy White House National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John O. Brennan suggested the number might actually amount to “dozens.” Read More Here

Video: ‘Dozens’ of US citizens on assassination list, White House adviser hints

(RawStory) – When it was confirmed last winter by then-Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair that the Obama administration had authorized the assassination of American citizens working with terrorist groups overseas, it appeared that no more than three Americans were being targeted in this manner.

In an interview last week with the Washington Times, however, Deputy White House National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John O. Brennan suggested that the number might actually amount to “dozens.” View More Here

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Video: Americans Targeted For Assassination

Was the Obama Administration involved in the Planning of the Israeli Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla? – Michel Chossudovsky

(GlobalResearch) – The Israeli Naval Commando had prior knowledge of who was on the Turkish ship including where passengers were residing in terms of cabin layout. According to Swedish author Henning Mankell, who was on board the Marmara , “the Israeli forces attacked sleeping civilians.”

These were targeted assassinations. Specific individuals were targeted. Journalists were targeted with a view to confiscating their audio and video recording equipment and tapes.

“We were witnesses to premeditated murders,” said historian Mattias Gardell who was on the Mavi Marmara. Continue reading

World War

Video: George W. Bush: ‘Starting Wars In Middle East Good For The Economy’

Take a wild guess who convinced George W. Bush that starting wars in the Middle East would be “good for the economy”?

Oliver Stone interviews former Argentina president Néstor Kirchner : Video Link Here

(DailyMail) – Princess Diana ‘was killed for planning to expose senior Brits involved in the land mine trade’

Diana, Princess of Wales was killed because she planned to expose senior members of the British arms trade involved with land mines, a leading lawyer claimed today.

Michael Mansfield QC, who represented Mohamed al-Fayed in the inquest into the death of his son Dodi and the former royal, said Diana claimed she had an ‘exposure diary’ in which she was going to unmask the people most closely involved with the British manufacturing of land mines. Read More Here

Pakistan

(MSNBC) – U.N. official wants C.I.A. drone strikes axed

A senior United Nations official is expected to call on the United States next week to stop Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes against people suspected of belonging to Al Qaeda, complicating the Obama administration’s growing reliance on that tactic in Pakistan. Read More Here

Iran

(GlobalResearch) – Israeli’s Nuclear Policy: From South Africa to Iran – Prof. James Petras – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – U.N. Says Iran Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons

In their last report before the United Nations Security Council votes on sanctions against Iran, international nuclear inspectors declared Monday that Iran has now produced a stockpile of nuclear fuel that experts say would be enough, with further enrichment, to make two nuclear weapons. Read More Here

Afghanistan

(PrisonPlanet) – America’s dead in Afghanistan since 2001 – Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – German President’s Resignation Tied to Telling Truth About Afghan War

German President Horst Koehler resigned Monday in a surprise move after being criticized for reportedly linking military deployments abroad with the country’s economic interests — creating a new headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read More Here

North Korea

(Infowars) – Infowars Poll: Nearly 70% Believe “Total War” Possible On Korean Peninsula – View Poll Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Korean Crisis: Cui Bono? – F. William Engdahl

The alleged North Korean sinking of a South Korean boat in March has dramatically escalated tensions between north and south Korea. It has also caused a reversal of a planned Japanese government push to close the US military base on Okinawa. The major question in the bizarre affair is Cui Bono? Read More Here

(RedactedNews) – The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incident

History repeats itself. Read More Here

(BBC) – China and Japan ‘back North Korea financial sanctions’ – Read More Here

(Chosun) – N.Koreans Rally to Accuse S.Korea of Conspiracy

North Korea mobilized some 100,000 people in Pyongyang on Sunday morning for a rally condemning the South Korean version of the sinking of the Cheonan as a conspiracy. Read More Here

Palestine

(InterFax) – Attack on Gaza aid flotilla “barbaric” – Russia’s Council of Muftis – Read More Here

(YNet) – A war for world’s future

Battle isn’t about Gaza, but rather, about radical Islam vs. liberal West Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘Israel committed an act of war’ – Hugo Chavez

“Venezuela will continue to denounce the terrorist and criminal nature of Israel’s government, even as it reiterates, today more than ever, its unbreakable commitment to the fight of the Palestinian people for freedom, national sovereignty, and dignity,” he said in a statement issued on Monday. Read More Here

(AFP) – Iran wants Netanyahu to face trial for Gaza raid

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called for Israel’s prime minister and defence minister to face trial for the deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla in the eastern Mediterranean. Read More Here

(JPost) – ‘Next time we’ll use more force’

Israel will use more aggressive force in the future to prevent ships from breaking the sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, a top Navy commander told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. Read More Here

(YNet) – IDF chief tells troops they did ‘splendidly’ – Read More Here

(BRussellsTribunal) – Dead: 19. Injured: 60. This is Israel. Appeal of the BRussells Tribunal

Israel’s killing of 19 innocents with 60 more injured must have maximal consequences. Israel impunity is a threat to all Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – What if Iran Had Carried Out the Gaza Carnage? – Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Does Israel Rule the World?

As this occurred in international waters, it is not only an act of piracy but could also be construed as an ‘act of war’. This attack on unarmed civilian men and women illustrates the moral depths to which the Jewish state has sunk. An Al Jazeera reporter on board the vessel says the Israelis fired live bullets even after a white flag was hoisted. This atrocity and the potential fall-out should merit loud condemnation from the international community … but don’t hold your breath! We have yet to witness the extent of Turkey’s response. Read More Here

(PalestineThinkTank) – International Activists Cause Their Own Deaths – By Attacking Non-confrontational Israeli Commandos? – Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Did Activists Attack Israeli Soldiers In Self-Defense?

Newly released video footage of the Israeli raid on a humanitarian aid ship heading to Gaza shows passengers attacking IDF soldiers before they landed on board, but activists claim this was a legitimate response to the fact that commandoes had already fired upon and killed at least one passenger before they attempted to seize the ship. Read More Here

(PressTV) – UN tells Israel to end siege of Gaza

UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco has called on Israel to end its “unacceptable” blockade of the Gaza Strip. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Security Council slams Gaza aid raid

The UN Security Council has condemned Israel’s deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy, demanding the immediate release of the ships and the civilians onboard. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel vows more attacks on aid ships

A defiant Israel downplays international condemnations of its deadly raid against a Gaza-bound aid convoy, vowing to prevent all aid ships trying to break the Gaza siege.
“We will not let any ships reach Gaza and supply what has become a terrorist base threatening the heart of Israel,” AFP quoted Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai as saying on Tuesday.
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(PressTV) – OIC lashes out at Israeli violence – Read More Here

(CraigMurray) – The Legal Position on the Israeli Attack

To attack a foreign flagged vessel in international waters is illegal. It is not piracy, as the Israeli vessels carried a military commission. It is rather an act of illegal warfare. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘Israel has lost all legitimacy’

The Turkish foreign minister has told the UN Security Council that Israel should be held accountable for its deadly attack on the flotilla carrying humanitarian assistance for Gaza.

Ahmet Davutoglu said that Israel has “lost all legitimacy” because of the onslaught that left at least 20 peace activists dead and many others wounded. Most of those killed in the assault were from Turkey. Read More Here

(LiveLeak) – Video: Israelis celebrating attack on Turkish Aid Ship – infront of Turkish Embassy,Tel Aviv – Video Link Here

Veterans For Peace Responds to Armed Attack on Aid Flotilla

The world is reacting in righteous outrage at this moment to Israel’s high seas attack on an international aid flotilla, reportedly killing up to 20 people escorting tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza in an effort to break Israel’s three-year blockade. “Made in the U.S.A.” is stamped on the weapons commandos used to kill and wound the international peace activists.

We are saddened and we are angry. At least one of our own members, retired Army Col., Ann Wright, is among the 700 people aboard the boats attacked in the middle of the night. But we cannot say we are very surprised. Palestinians die quietly and unnoticed every day in Gaza, the world’s largest open air prison, as a result of Israel’s blockade and violent repression Read More Here

(Redress) – The concentration camp that is Gaza

In creating the Gaza concentration camp where food from humanitarian organizations is allowed in to 1.5 million Palestinians on a basis calculated as the minimum necessary to sustain life, Israel is similarly challenging Nazi achievements. Israel claims that it does not ration food to Gaza on this basis but the calculation exists. We must draw our conclusions from it. Read More Here

(Redress) – Israeli butchery at sea

Gilad Atzmon argues that Israel’s murder in international waters of aid workers bound for Gaza was a premeditated act of savagery and that the international community, foremost NATO and the European Union, must respond decisively by cutting all relations with the rogue Jewish state. Read More Here

(MyCatBirdSeat) – CYNTHIA MCKINNEY : End Israeli Impunity Now

Cynthia McKinney Mourns the Dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza: People of the U.S. and the world must end Israeli impunity now!

I am calling on the people of the United States to change course now. Read More Here

(RedactedNews) – Turkish Sources – Israeli Advance Target Assassination List Found on Flotilla

Turkish sources and media revealed a document which shows that a death list had been prepared in advance by the Israelis, showing names and pictures of people on board of the ships to be murdered, who, according to Israel, were “involved in the International humanitarian aid for Gaza”. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Video: Mavi Marmara Incident Sabotages Peace Process

A few hours after Israeli commandos boarded a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza and met resistance, the Israeli ambassador to Denmark claimed the flotilla had links to al-Qaeda. “Before the flotilla entered Israeli waters, rumor had it that the organizers (of the aid initiative) had links with the al-Qaeda terrorist network,” Arthur Avnon said from Copenhagen.

Israel has a history of creating and funding Islamic terror groups, including al-Qaeda cells. In 2002, Palestinian security forces arrested a group of Palestinians for collaborating with Israel and posing as operatives of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist network, the Sydney Morning Herald reported (the original article has since found its way to the memory hole). Video Link Here

(Haaretz) – ‘The ship turned into a lake of blood,’ says activist on Gaza flotilla – Read More Here

(RawStory) – Witness: No one armed on Gaza flotilla – Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (BelfastTelegraph) – UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like the Nazis who forced my family to flee from Poland – Read More Here

(Lataan) – ISRAEL’S LATEST MURDER SPREE SHOULD BE SEEN IN CONTEXT OF THE BIGGER REGIONAL PICTURE – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Turkey: Future Gaza Aid Ships Will Have Military Escorts – Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Israel Is The New North Korea, And The Latest Crisis Could Affect The Korean One – Read More Here

(AFP) – Israel planning massive attack on Gaza: Ahmadinejad

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Iran has precise information that Israel plans to launch a “massive attack” on Gaza in the wake of its deadly raid on an aid flotilla. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Israel Murders Human Rights Workers Delivering Humanitarian Aid – Prof. Marjorie Cohn

On Sunday, Israel murdered human rights workers who were attempting to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, because Gaza has been virtually cut off from the outside world by Israel. At least 19 people were reportedly killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops boarded the 6-ship Freedom Flotilla convoy in international waters and immediately fired live ammunition at the people on board the ships. The convoy was comprised of 700 people from 50 nationalities and included a Nobel laureate, members of parliament from Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and Malaysia, as well as Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset and a Holocaust survivor. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Raid on the Gaza Flotilla – Israel’s Attack on Us All – Jonathan Cook

It is quite astounding that Israel has been able to create over the past 12 hours a news blackout, just as it did with its attack on Gaza 18 months ago, into which our main media organisations have willingly allowed Israeli spokespeople to step in unchallenged. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Israeli Knesset Member: Israel Wanted High Number Of Fatalities

A member of the Israeli Knesset, the legislative branch of the Israeli government, who was on board the Marmara ship when it was ambushed by IDF troops, has told reporters that the intention of the raid was to kill as many on board as they could in order to ward off others from attempting to reach Gaza by sea. Read More Here

(OilPrice) – Tensions Between Israel and Turkey at Breaking Point – Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – To break the Gaza Siege …. In English and Arabic – Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Official: US Will Stand with Israel – Read More Here

(TPMCafe) – Israel – You’ve gone too far this time – Read More Here

(PalSolidarity) – US activist loses eye after being shot in face with tear gas canister – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Gaza flotilla raid draws furious response from Turkey’s prime minister

‘Special relationship’ in tatters as Erdogan demands that Israel be punished for ‘bloody massacre’ Read More Here

(AlethoNews) – The Enemies of Humanity Expose Themselves Again

The recent storming by Israeli state terrorists of a Turkish humanitarian aid ship Mavi Marmara in international waters, killing of twenty people during the illegal seizure, and subsequent kidnapping of nearly seven hundred passengers, is yet another of numerous Israeli operations that have highlighted the essence of Zionism and its utter disregard for humanity. Read More Here

(Breitbart) – Lebanon fires on Israeli warplanes: security official – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Israel should lead investigation into attack on Gaza flotilla, says US

Turkey’s demands for international inquiry blocked at meeting of United Nations security council Read More Here

(YNet) – US veteran on board ‘Liberty’ was flotilla passenger

Man who served on ship bombed by Israel during 1967 war is missing in aftermath of flotilla clashes Read More Here

(PressTV) – Video: Former CIA Officer: Israel Controls U.S. Government & Media

Ray McGovern, Former CIA Analyst/Presidential Daily Briefer | Phillip Giraldi, Former CIA Case Officer Continue reading

Video: Former Utah Congressman, current Senate Candidate Merrill Cook Questions WTC7

(WeAreChangeUtah) – After the Senatorial Discussions event, members of We Are Change Utah decided to talk to Merrill Cook about 9/11 banking, and Bilderberg. Surprisingly he was very candid and forthcoming with us. Merill recognized a number of unanswered questions into 9/11, including WTC Building 7 and the FAA irregularities. Merill later compared the lack of truly thorough investigation with the JFK Assassination. Continue reading

Loss of American Citizenship and Assassinations – David McKalip, M.D.

“I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor.” King George III .

“That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved.” Benjamin Franklin, letter to Benjamin Vaughan, March 14, 1785

“As many of you know, it has been reported that President Obama has signed an order authorizing the assassination of [American Citizen] al-Awlaki… ..no one argues that a President doesn’t have the right to issue such an order. Senator Joe Lieberman, 5/6/10.

(CampaignForLiberty) – Imagine you are sitting home on a quiet Sunday afternoon in conversation with your beloved spouse. Suddenly your husband slumps over, blood draining from his head as a sniper’s bullet shatters your living room window. Your husband has just been assassinated by a government agent and it is later discovered — after ten years of painful inquiries carried out under the threat of your own assassination — that your husband was targeted as an enemy combatant and a terrorist. Continue reading

Kucinich: White House Assassination Policy Is Extrajudicial

(TheNation) – There has been almost universal silence among Congressional Democrats on the Obama administration’s recently revealed decision to authorize the assassination of a US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen, has been accused of providing inspiration for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged “underwear bomber,” and Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter. In recent weeks, there has been a dramatic surge in US government chatter about the alleged threat posed by al-Awlaki, with anonymous US officials accusing him of directly participating in terror “plots” (his family passionately disputes this). Read More Here

Kissinger Effectively Gave Go-Ahead for Terrorist Attack on US Soil in 1976

(Infowars) – According to declassified documents released by the National Security Archive today, former secretary of state and longtime Bilderberger Henry Kissinger rescinded instructions that would have prevented one of the worst terrorist attacks on US soil before September 11, 2001, from occurring. Continue reading

Kissinger Effectively Gave Go-Ahead for Terrorist Attack on US Soil in 1976

(Infowars) – According to declassified documents released by the National Security Archive today, former secretary of state and longtime Bilderberger Henry Kissinger rescinded instructions that would have prevented one of the worst terrorist attacks on US soil before September 11, 2001, from occurring. Continue reading

Confirmed: Obama authorizes assassination of U.S. citizen – Glenn Greenwald

(updated below – Update II – Update III)

(Salon) – In late January, I wrote about the Obama administration’s “presidential assassination program,” whereby American citizens are targeted for killings far away from any battlefield, based exclusively on unchecked accusations by the Executive Branch that they’re involved in Terrorism.  At the time, The Washington Post‘s Dana Priest had noted deep in a long article that Obama had continued Bush’s policy (which Bush never actually implemented) of having the Joint Chiefs of Staff compile “hit lists” of Americans, and Priest suggested that the American-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was on that list.  The following week, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, Adm. Dennis Blair, acknowledged in Congressional testimony that the administration reserves the “right” to carry out such assassinations. Continue reading

Who Killed Martin Luther King?

(LewRockwell) – Douglas Valentine worked as a researcher for the King family and testified at the trial about suspicions that Dr. King might have been under U.S. government surveillance at the time of the assassination.

On Dec. 8, a jury in Memphis, Tenn., deliberated for only three hours before deciding that the long-held official version of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination was wrong.

The jury’s verdict implicated a retired Memphis businessman and government agencies in a conspiracy to kill the civil rights giant. Read More Here

Something Is Rotten in the State of Iceland

(WikiLeaks) – Over the last few years, WikiLeaks has been the subject of hostile acts by security organizations. In the developing world, these range from the appalling assassination of two related human rights lawyers in Nairobi last March (an armed attack on my compound there in 2007 is still unattributed) to an unsuccessful mass attack by Chinese computers on our servers in Stockholm, after we published photos of murders in Tibet. In the West this has ranged from the overt, the head of Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, threatening to prosecute us unless we removed a report on CIA activity in Kosovo, to the covert, to an ambush by a “James Bond” character in a Luxembourg car park, an event that ended with a mere “we think it would be in your interest to…”. Continue reading

Video: Jesse Ventura – I Will Never Commit Suicide

(PaulWatson) – Former Governor goes on record in response to numerous suspicious deaths in recent years of individuals who have posed a threat to the status quo Continue reading

Yoo Called Civilian Slaughter OK

(ConsortiumNews) – Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo argued that President George W. Bush’s commander-in-chief powers were so sweeping that he could willfully order the massacre of civilians, yet Yoo’s culpability in Bush administration abuses was deemed “poor judgment,” not a violation of “professional standards.” Continue reading

Report: Bush Lawyer Said President Could Order Civilians to Be ‘Massacred’

(NewsweekBlog) – The chief author of the Bush administration’s “torture memo” told Justice Department investigators that the president’s war-making authority was so broad that he had the constitutional power to order a village to be “massacred,” according to a report by released Friday night by the Office of Professional Responsibility. Read More Here

MSM: Gadhafi – Obama fears Israel will assassinate him like it did JFK

(Haaretz) – Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi said on Wednesday that U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s expressed support for Israel stems from his fear that the Mossad would assassinate him, just as it did President John F. Kennedy. Continue reading

MSM: Israel Conducts Covert Assassination Campaign

(TimesOnline) – Israel is waging a covert assassination campaign across the Middle East in an effort to stop its key enemies co-ordinating their activities. Continue reading

MSM: Mossad murdered 530 Iraqi scientists – The Plight of Iraqi Academics

(Aljazeera) – 9/5/06 – Assassinations of Iraq academics in Iraq never existed prior to April 2003.
Numerous reports for many months have stated that with collaboration from American occupation forces, Israels espionage apparatus, Mossad, slaughtered at least 530 Iraqi scientists and academic professors. Continue reading

Top 10 Problems With America Assassinating Americans

The director of U.S. national intelligence told the House Intelligence Committee the government has the right to kill Americans abroad.

Here are 10 problems with this: Continue reading

Barack Obama in the Crosshairs: Is the military threatening to kill Obama over US war policy? 1 of 2

(Examiner) – John Hankey is the author of the following compelling analysis that considers if President Obama is under threat to comply with US military orders for supporting war escalation (and its funding). This is part one of two. For part two, click here. – Read More Here

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Was An Act of State

Dr. William F. Pepper was the King Family’s lawyer-investigator in the 1999 Circuit Court trial in Memphis, Tennessee, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators. The Honorable James E. Swearengen (Division 4, judge presiding) stated to the jury after reaching its verdict:

“In answer to the question did Loyd Jowers participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Martin Luther King, your answer is yes. Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes.”
Continue reading

MLK assassinated by US government: King family civil trial 1999 decision. Why didn’t you know this?

(Examiner) – Martin Luther King’s family and his attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty in the wrongful death of Martin Luther King. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King family’s attempts for a criminal trial were denied, as suspect James Ray’s recant of what he claimed was a false confession was denied. Continue reading

MSM: Ahmadinejad – Nuclear scientist assassinated in ‘Zionist style’

(Haaretz) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday said the assassination this week of an Iranian scientist was carried out in a “Zionist style.” Continue reading

Iranian Scientist Assassinated as US Steps Up War Threats

(GlobalResearch) – Massoud Ali Mohammadi, one of Iran’s leading nuclear scientists, was assassinated in Tehran Tuesday, just two days after the top US military commander in the region announced that the Pentagon has drawn up plans to bomb Iranian nuclear sites. Continue reading

National Security Establishment Killed JFK In 1963 Coup d’Etat

Researcher and author Jim Marrs and Douglas Horne, former staff member of the Assassination Records and Review Board (ARRB) were guests on the Jeff Rense radio program December 29th for two hours of discussion on Horne’s new book Inside the Assassination Records and Review Board: The U.S.Government’s Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Death of JFK. Continue reading

JFK Assassination. False Flag Attacks: How “Patsies” are Framed – Jim Fetzer and Jim Marrs

Madison, WI (OpEdNews) November 20, 2009 — Professor Hany Farid, a member of the computer science faculty at Dartmouth, in a recent article injected himself into a long-running dispute concerning the authenticity of photographs related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. These photos reportedly of the accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald are collectively known as “the backyard photographs.” Continue reading

Order Out of Chaos: CIA, Blackwater Responsible for Bombings, Assassinations in Pakistan

(KurtNimmo) – Newspapers in Pakistan have accused the United States of using Blackwater and other agencies to conduct bombings and targeted assassinations in the country, according to MEMRI translations. MEMRI is a neocon propaganda outfit with connections to Israeli intelligence. Continue reading

Welcome Home, War! – How America’s Wars Are Systematically Destroying Our Liberties

In his approach to National Security Agency surveillance, as well as CIA renditions, drone assassinations, and military detention, President Obama has to a surprising extent embraced the expanded executive powers championed by his conservative predecessor, George W. Bush. This bipartisan affirmation of the imperial executive could “reverberate for generations,” warns Jack Balkin, a specialist on First Amendment freedoms at Yale Law School. And consider these but some of the early fruits from the hybrid seeds that the Global War on Terror has planted on American soil. Yet surprisingly few Americans seem aware of the toll that this already endless war has taken on our civil liberties. Continue reading

Special Ops Report Suggests Assassination Program Aimed at “Enemies of the State”

In a report posted on the Wired website, Noah Shachtman mentions a CIA plan to hunt down and kill “jihadists, drug dealers, pirates and other enemies of the state.” Shachtman cites a report produced by the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations University suggesting a global assassination team. “Report author and retired Lt. Col. George Crawford instead would like to see a permanent group with clear authority, training, doctrine and technology to go after these dangerous individuals,” writes Shachtman. Continue reading

Why 911 Truth Matters

Consider murder mystery novels, TV forensic dramas, sensational news stories, and political murder (assassination). Discovering and prosecuting the guilty, “bringing them to justice” is the goal. Exploring and analyzing antecedents and psychopathology may be undertaken by a few, typically writers and intellectuals. When noticed at all by the public, such critics tend to be summarily marginalized as apologists. Continue reading

Video: Wayne Madsen – H1N1 Created in the USA by Scientists

(RussiaToday) – As swine flu continues to spread across the world, so do theories about its origin. US investigative journalist Wayne Madsen says he’s gathering more and more evidence that the H1N1 virus started out in a lab. Continue reading

The Decapitation of Pakistan by its own Military!

Who really killed Benazir Bhutto? I mean the prime-movers? Well let’s read it in her own lucid words, which have now been augmented, almost two years later, with the Pakistan’s Army Chief of Staff’s belated disclosures of September 21, 2009. Why belated? Continue reading