April 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm #20727
The real enemy… and the boring banality of evil..
When dark deeds unfold, point the finger in this direction.
by Tony Cartalucci
This is your real government; they transcend elected administrations, they permeate every political party, and they are responsible for nearly every aspect of the average American and European’s way of life. When the “left” is carrying the torch for two “Neo-Con” wars, starting yet another based on the same lies, peddled by the same media outlets that told of Iraqi WMD’s, the world has no choice, beyond profound cognitive dissonance, but to realize something is wrong.
What’s wrong is a system completely controlled by a corporate-financier oligarchy with financial, media, and industrial empires that span the globe. If we do not change the fact that we are helplessly dependent on these corporations that regulate every aspect of our nation politically, and every aspect of our lives personally, nothing else will ever change.
The following list, however extensive, is by far not all-inclusive. However after these examples, a pattern should become self-evident with the same names and corporations being listed again and again. It should be self-evident to readers of how dangerously pervasive these corporations have become in our daily lives. Finally, it should be self-evident as to how necessary it is to excise these corporations from our lives, our communities, and ultimately our nations, with the utmost expediency.April 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm #20728
Before we get to the spooky evidence that left us rattled, it’s necessary to step back and take a look at the history of Mansfield Reformatory.April 23, 2015 at 7:12 pm #20729
The convictions are the result of the discovery of a global paedophile network by the National Crime Agency.
Detectives unearthed 11 UK suspects, rescued 24 children and identified three victims: A pre-school child, a four-year-old boy and a baby. There were a further 69 suspects around the world and more convictions are expected.
Last night, officers issued an appeal in an attempt to identify another baby who has suffered at the hands of the group.April 23, 2015 at 7:13 pm #20730
Lord Janner signed over the deeds of his £2million home to his children at the height of the police paedophile case against him.
It puts the luxury apartment out of reach for potential child abuse victims suing the peer for compensation.
His flat, in a gated community near Hampstead Heath, north London, was transferred free of charge to his two daughters and son in March last year – the same month that police raided his Westminster office, and three months after they had swooped on his home.April 23, 2015 at 7:16 pm #20731
Lord Janner escaped justice after the UK’s top prosecutor over-ruled the advice of two of the country’s most senior QCs, it emerged last night.
Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders was encouraged by two aides to charge the Labour peer with historic sex crimes.
Both Clare Montgomery QC and child abuse expert Eleanor Laws QC, leading counsel to the investigation, offered advice which could have supported a move to prosecute.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3051419/UK-s-prosecutor-ignored-advice-two-QCs-told-charge-Janner-overwhelming-evidence-accounts-victims.htmlApril 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm #20732
England’s criminal justice system is letting Raymond Varley go free, in spite of the fact that India wants to put him on trial for child abuse.
Judges in England say that Varley will not be prosecuted because he is suffering from the early onset of dementia.
Raymond Varley has sex convictions in the UK stretching back to the 1970s.
Varley is linked to an international child abuse ring which preyed on more than 150 children from Dr Freddy Peats’ orphanage in Goa in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In India Varley faces five charges including buggery. The youngest of his alleged victims was aged five.
Child protection specialist Christine Beddoe says of Varley:
“A dangerous predator remains in Britain and he may never face trial…
“It is unforgivable that the Crown Prosecution Service did not appoint a psychiatric expert to conduct a separate mental health assessment on Varley.”
The Holy Trinity church, Huddersfield. Child sexual abuse took place in the church and in the crypt.
Raymond Varley was part of the Holy Trinity Paedophile Ring.
The Holy Trinity Paedophile Ring “was a group of professionals that in 1975 stood trial at Leeds Crown Court and were found guilty of the sexual abuse of young boys including abuse within the Holy Trinity church, Huddersfield, and the trade in child sexual abuse images to Copenhagen and Amsterdam.”
On trial in 1975 were: the Rev John Poole, vicar at the Holy Trinity Church, Raymond Varley, a former child care worker, and Clive Wilcock, a school teacher.
Two other men named during the trial, Dr John Byles and a Mr Jack Nicholls, were missing.
Young boys had been sexually abused in the vicarage, in the church and in the crypt.
Two suspects in the Bernard Oliver murder were Dr Martin Reddington and Dr John Byles.
The ‘Holy Trinity’ Paedophile Ring.
http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/raymond-varley-ricky-dearman.html#comment-formApril 23, 2015 at 7:23 pm #20733
The story in the USA is dismal in its own way: Austerity, local law enforcement gunning down unarmed suspects; the Supreme Court through Citizens United opening the floodgates for corporate cash donations to political candidates; a bankruptcy judge in Detroit, Michigan claiming that clean water is not a “right”; drought in the state of California; one in three US children living in poverty; and the slashing of funding for Social Security and Medicare. These woes do not include the unemployed culled from government statistics, homelessness, or the care and cost of taking care of Americans returning from battlefields the world over. And yet some lunatics in the USA still want to go to war with Iran, Russia and China.
And go figure! The USA is a country with 243 million adults 18 and over, and is indoctrinated from an early age by its educational system to believe, nearly religiously, in an open competitive market, based on an equally competitive democratic/economic system of government. Yet in the current presidential cycle the USA can only produce two viable presidential candidates who just so happen to represent America’s wealthiest and political powerful families: Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and Jeb Bush (Republican). The two families are so close that George W. Bush called Bill Clinton “the brother from another mother.” Both campaigns combined will likely spend $5 billion dollars on a science fiction movie titled The 2016 Presidential Swindle.
Dumb it Down for the People
So how do the policy makers, military leaders, corporate heads, pollsters, pundits and campaign managers see the American public?
Consider Michael Glennon, Tufts University Fletcher School, and author of Double Government, on the intellectual ability of the American public. Turns out the American public mind is one giant mass of Silly Putty! “…the economic and educational realities remain stark [in the USA]. Nearly fifty million Americans—more than 16% of the population and almost 20% of American children—live in poverty. A 2009 federal study estimated that thirty-two million American adults, about one in seven, are unable to read anything more challenging than a children’s picture book and are unable to understand the side effects of medication listed on a pill bottle.
The Council on Foreign Relations reported that the United States has ‘slipped ten spots in both high school and college graduation rates over the past three decades.’ One poll found that nearly 25% of Americans do not know that the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. A 2011 Newsweek survey disclosed thatApril 23, 2015 at 7:37 pm #20734
UPDATE: Back in 2012 RT did an interview with a former high ranking CIA official who stated quite clearly that not only does “al Qaeda” not exist but that the Israeli lobby here in the states is behind the myth making. Most of the rest of what he says is bullshit. But, there it is.
The Associated Press is reporting that the White House has claimed they killed yet another couple of Americans with their beloved drones. The claim is they they targeted a house in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan and when the smoke cleared, among the dead (aside from the usual women and children I suppose) there just happened to be an American named Warren Weinstein, held by al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian held since 2012.
An American and an Italian held hostage by al Qaeda, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed in U.S. counterterrorism operations earlier this year, the White House said Thursday. AP
Yes, ObamaGod blew up hostages. I guess he means it when he says “we don’t negotiate with tururrurrurrists”
They supposedly killed another American with the same attack and made mention of one they claim they killed back in January. That of course is Adam Pearlman Gadahn, the Jewish guy who pretended to be a scaaaaary Muslim to get Americans behind a holy war against Islam in the Middle East.
In addition, the U.S. believes that Ahmed Farouq, an American who the White House says was an al Qaeda leader, was killed in the same operation. U.S. officials have also concluded that Adam Gadahn, an American who had served as a spokesman for the terror network, was killed in a separate operation in January.
The White House said Farouq and Gadhan were not specifically targeted in the operations, nor did the U.S. have information indicating their presence at the sites. AP
All these people they are blowing up “inadvertently”… I thought Obama said the drone program was being handled in a precise manner, only killing the guys we knew were the targets… the “turrrurrururrrists”? Do they have any idea who is in the houses and cars they blow up or do they just need to fire a certain amount of rockets per day in order to keep the workers at the bomb factories busy?
For those of you who don’t know, Adam Yahiye Gadahn is actually Adam Pearlman and from the age of 16 he lived with his paternal grandfather, Carl Pearlman, who was a rabid Zionist and a member of the Anti-defamation League. At the tender age of 17, Adam decided to convert to Islam and later set off to become the scary boogie-man in a bunch of propaganda videos.
Today they do the same kind of thing with all the fake ISIS beheading crap. Back then all they needed was a very Jewish sounding “Arab” talking about killing all the infidels.
They reported that he had been once before back in 2008.
Then they said he had been arrested in Pakistan.
It was reported that Adam the “turrurrurruist” snuck back into the US and attended his grandfather’s funeral.
So that’s a total of 3 Americans and one Italian that Obama just admitted he killed with his precious drones… by accident. Oops.
Sorry bout that.April 24, 2015 at 9:41 am #20735April 24, 2015 at 1:33 pm #20737
‘Shared Values’: The Washington – Wahhabi Alliance
Shortly after 911, Washington declared ‘war on terror’ – a war with a death toll of over 2 million innocent lives (not counting America’s drone hunts), the maimed, the refugees, as well as the environmental effects of America’s war on terror. Washington declared al-Qaeda as its number one enemy, a trend continued by Obama who declared ‘war on al-Qaeda’.
Yet Washington is aiding the Wahhabi regime of Saudi Arabia create a safe haven for al-Qaeda by providing intelligence and weaponry to the Wahhabis to kill the Houthis – Defense News described Houthis as the sworn enemies of al-Qaeda terrorists.
Thanks to Washington, the Wahhabi Saudi regime has pounded Yemen, committing mass murder and destroying the infrastructure while imposing a blockade and preventing humanitarian aid from reaching the desperate Yemenis, a situation which can only be paralleled to that of Gaza.
While the United States has provided the means and the political muscle to enable Israel to destroy Gaza in particular and Palestine as a whole, one has to ask why would Washington provide a safe haven to its protecting its sworn enemy — al-Qaeda? My enemies enemy is my enemy thinking?!
This is a question for every human being touched by the ‘war on terror’. It is a question that needs to be posed by American service men and women who now witness their government protecting the enemy they were sent to kill. And for the American tax payers who paid for the senseless wars, the mass murders carried out in their name.April 24, 2015 at 8:12 pm #20763
A file on Lord Greville Janner is among 114 dossiers on child sex abuse that have gone missing from the Home Office.
Details of the 1986 Janner file are buried in the appendix to the Wanless report, which investigated the missing sex abuse dossiers.
The report, published in November, studied claims that the 114 files disappeared as part of an Establishment cover-up.
And today Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders – who ruled Janner will not face trial because he has Alzheimer’s – denied having any role in it and refused to quit.
Saying critics could challenge her decision in the courts, she revealed that four medical experts agreed Janner was not fit to stand trial.
“If somebody wants to challenge it, I’m not afraid… I am not part of the Establishment.
“I understand how frustrated the complainants must be about it. I share their frustration.”
She added that it was not the DPP’s role to “duck the difficult decisions”.
Below: Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader on Janner decisionApril 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm #20765
Yesterday Shona Banda, the Kansas medical marijuana activist whose home was searched after her 11-year-old son challenged anti-pot propaganda at school, failed to regain custody of the boy, who is now under the control of Child Protective Services (CPS). “I am not giving up,” Banda said after yesterday’s family court hearing. “I will get him, and I am not going to stop until I do.”
– From the Reason article: Police Say Kidnapping Medical Marijuana Activist’s 11-Year-Old Son Is for ‘the Child’s Well-Being’April 25, 2015 at 2:54 am #20766
If anyone thinks the Omidyar Network run Intercept is anything but a sort of release valve for the establishment, they need to study a little more.
The government knows nothing they do will stay secret forever, by timing releases of former secrets they can manage the herd better.
Then there’s the gradual acclimation to harsher and stricter police state policies, and although everyone gets upset when they here some “secret”, that conspiracy theorists and hackers, and all sorts of intelligent people already told them was the reality of the situation, they get mad, bitch about it, and get used to it… That’s all sites like the Intercept are there for, enhancing acclimation, and providing a nice comment section to facilitate catharsis, kinda like truthdig actually….
And why can’t we get an article about the FBI crime lab and the death penalty cases, and other long sentences brought about by the lying FBI folks…?
Articles along those lines not fitting the social engineering diagrams you guys got laid out?
Oh yeah, the Omidyar created Intercept, such a “threat” to the establishment, that’s why he helped fund the coup in Ukraine;
“Yes, in the annals of independent media, this might be the strangest
twist ever: According to financial disclosures and reports seen by
Pando, the founder and publisher of Glenn Greenwald’s government-bashing
blog,“The Intercept,” co-invested with the US government to help fund
regime change in Ukraine.”
Can’t lose his “street cred” though….
Readers need to know that, so that we/they may read the writing these groups produce through the filter of bias-assessment.
But like Chomsky, the way they get that “street cred” is by publishing some quantities of true and important information/analysis.April 25, 2015 at 2:59 am #20767
As a technology, the night vision goggles are pretty easy to grok. One is simply looking through a viewfinder at a video feed piped in from a special camera — one vastly more sensitive to light than is the human eye. Ambient light — from the moon, from the stars, even from the faint airglow of the upper atmosphere — is amplified so that one can see in the dark. It’s the video equivalent of turning up the gain on a mike.
But there is high gain, and then there is high gain: whereas a typical “Gen 1” system might amplify the ambient light by a factor of a thousand, the super-advanced “Gen 3” systems can reach amplification factors 50 times higher. One can find Gen 1-style night vision goggles on Amazon for as little as $300. In contrast, a good Gen 3 system costs a hundred times as much — and, by law, you need to be a US citizen in order to even look through the eyepiece.April 25, 2015 at 3:03 am #20768
“The one that gets on my nerves the most is the notion that this is a ‘secret’ deal,” Obama said. “Every single one of the critics who I hear saying, ‘this is a secret deal,’ or send out emails to their fundraising base saying they’re working to prevent this secret deal, can walk over today and read the text of the agreement. There’s nothing secret about it.”
That appeared to be a response to Elizabeth Warren’s recent fundraising letter claiming the administration’s promises can’t be trusted because “people like you can’t see the actual deal.” Obama allowed that some parts of the deal cannot currently be read, but argued that allowing those portions that have not yet been finalized to receive public exposure could undermine ongoing negotiations.
Obama added of the “fast track” provision that “there’s nothing fast about it.” He defended the current Wyden-Hatch fast track framework, which will soon get a full Senate vote, noting that Congress would examine the deal for three months before voting on it.
“When I keep on hearing people repeating this notion that it’s ‘secret,’ I gotta say, it’s dishonest,” Obama continued. “And it’s concerning when I see friends of mine resorting to these kinds of tactics.”April 25, 2015 at 3:29 am #20769
But the Germans were apparently not supposed to know everything their partners in the “tin can” were doing. The Americans weren’t just interested in terrorism; they also used their technical abilities to spy on companies and agencies in Western Europe. They didn’t even shy away from pursuing German targets.
The Germans noticed — in 2008, if not sooner. But nothing was done about it until 2013, when an analysis triggered by whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks showed that the US was using the facility to spy on German and Western European targets.
On Thursday, though, SPIEGEL ONLINE revealed that the US spying was vastly more extensive than first thought. The revelations have been met with extreme concern in the German capital — partly because they mark the return of a scandal that two successive Merkel administrations have never truly sought to clear up.
It remains unclear how much the BND knew, and to what extent German intelligence was involved, either intentionally or not. More crucially, it demonstrates the gap in trust that exists between two close allies.April 25, 2015 at 3:31 am #20770
A close look at a unique photo of NSA computer equipment revealed the names of five countries: Tunisia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy. The devices are routers, but it’s not certain what exactly they used for. The circumstances indicate that they enable the exchange of data for military operations in which these NSA partner countries participate.April 25, 2015 at 3:32 am #20771
5 Revelations about Bitcoin from the ING 2015 Mobile Banking SurveyApril 25, 2015 at 3:34 am #20772
Inside Toyota Motor Corp.’s oldest plant, there’s a corner where humans have taken over from robots in thwacking glowing lumps of metal into crankshafts. This is Mitsuru Kawai’s vision of the future.
“We need to become more solid and get back to basics, to sharpen our manual skills and further develop them,” said Kawai, a half century-long company veteran tapped by President Akio Toyoda to promote craftsmanship at Toyota’s plants. “When I was a novice, experienced masters used to be called gods, and they could make anything.”
These gods, or “kami-sama” in Japanese, are making a comeback at Toyota, the company that long set the pace for manufacturing prowess in the auto industry and beyond. Toyota’s next step forward is counterintuitive in an age of automation: Humans are taking the place of machines in plants across the nation so workers can develop new skills and figure out ways to improve production lines and the car-building process.
“Toyota views their people who work in a plant like this as craftsmen who need to continue to refine their art and skill level,” said Jeff Liker, who has written eight books on Toyota and visited Kawai last year. “In almost every company you would visit, the workers’ jobs are to feed parts into a machine and call somebody for help when it breaks down.”
The return of the kami-sama is emblematic of how Toyoda, 57, is remaking the company founded by his grandfather as the chief executive officer has pledged to tilt priorities back toward quality and efficiency from a growth mentality. He’s reining in expansion at the world’s-largest automaker with a three-year freeze on new car plants.
The importance of following through on that push has been underscored by the millions of cars General Motors Co. has recalled for faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.April 25, 2015 at 3:37 am #20773
The title of Tariq Ali’s latest book is worth the cover price alone. There’s nothing glib about this wordplay however. The ‘extreme centre’ exquisitely captures the contradictions of a strand of political thought that has dominated the mainstream for twenty years or more. The ‘extreme centre’ sobriquet describes the convergence of mainstream political parties in the west onto a centre ground which belies their wholesale inculcation into neoliberal doctrine.
In this process (described by Bill Clinton in the 90s as one of ‘triangulation’) such parties try and win over voters outside of their traditional social base in order to shore up their support. The effect is to narrow the field of political options for the electorate and thus close down the democratic space for delivering meaningful change. This is the democratic deficit that has made Britain’s political landscape so toxic for so long. It has led to a massive decline in voting and a sense that ‘there is no alternative’ to free-market capitalism.
The extreme centre straddles the entire western political landscape: Republicans and Democrats in the US, New Labour and the Tories in Britain, socialists and conservatives in France, assorted coalitions in Germany, a ‘virtually identical’ Scandinavian centre-left/centre-right, all ‘competing in cravenness before the Empire. In almost every case the two/three party system morphed into an effective national government’ (p.93).
The extreme centre was born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Post 1989, gone was the need to offer material benefits to western populations to rival the social provisions of the Eastern bloc regimes. The end of the post-war economic boom coupled with Thatcher and Reagan’s dismantling of effective workers’ resistance sets the scene for the dominance of the extreme centre:
‘Unemployment was ruthlessly held above three million for ten years, enabling the Conservatives to push through a programme of social re-engineering – deploying state resources to crush the unions and initiate the privatization of public utilities and housing, in hopes of creating a nation of “property-owners and shareholders” – that transformed the country’ (p.19).
Where the Tories led, (New) Labour followed. But the Thatcher dream of a nation of entrepreneurs and homeowners was not borne out by the figures. A million people had their homes repossessed between 1990 and 1996, and by 2009 nearly one million houses were in negative equity (pp.22-3).
Personal bankruptcies had hit 22,000 a year by 1997 and 30,000 companies had become insolvent since 1990. Unemployment had entered the ‘mainstream’ (p.23). All this echoed the American experience where workers work longer hours than in any western country (an average of 2000 plus a year) and now work more hours than the Japanese (p.24).
The phenomenon of Tony Blair’s rise to prominence (the extreme centre writ large) belied a serious decline in voting:
‘New Labour’s popular vote in 2001 was down by 3 million and less than the 11.5 million won by Neil Kinnock when Labour suffered its defeat in 1992. The 71 per cent turnout that had been considered low even in 1997, now dropped to 59 per cent. Only 24 per cent of the total electorate voted for another Blair government. Unsurprisingly, there were 2.8 million Labour abstentions in Britain’s former industrial heartlands – the metropolitan vastness of Tyne and Wear, Manchester, Merseyside, the West Midlands, Clydeside and South Wales. It was traditional Labour supporters who decided that a walk to the ballot box wasn’t worth the exertion’ (p.32).
Mass disenfranchisement had no effective expression in resistance, Ali argues, ‘ritual demonstrations and one-day strikes by trade unions had little or no impact on the government’ (p.35).
The student revolt of 2010 shook things up, but the real revival of popular resistance came from Scotland’s growing independence movement which Ali sees as without precedent over the last fifty years of British politics.
The labour movement
The historic decline of the labour movement is very real. Its organised form, the unions, have taken a battering from a thirty-year storm. But the preponderance of left-wing general secretaries from Christine Blower (NUT) to Mark Serwotka (PCS), Len McClusky (UNITE) and Frances O’Grady (TUC) have to be seen as part of a trend of burgeoning progressive opinion over the last twenty years, in spite of the extreme centre. The NUT’s adoption of what has been dubbed social-movement trade unionism has made it an outgoing and effective left-wing trade union that must take credit for the downfall of the hated Michael Gove as education secretary. Unite’s community membership strategy and its early adoption of calls for the Coalition of Resistance and subsequently the People’s Assembly Against Austerity chime with an acknowledgment that multifaceted strategies of resistance will be necessary in the struggles ahead.April 25, 2015 at 3:39 am #20774
Mysterious ‘supervoid’ in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim
A supervoid has been discovered in the universe which is too big to fit into current modelsApril 25, 2015 at 3:46 am #20775
Friends, you want to very carefully consider whether you want to press the ‣ button and watch this video or not. It is sickening: it shows a Ukronazi deathsquad crucifying and burning alive a “separatist”. Also, while the authenticity of this video cannot be 100% confirmed, the Russian TV channel LifeNews has confirmed its authenticity. LifeNews is a rather sensationalist outlet and I would not necessarily trust it). The video will probably be removed by YouTube very soon, so if you do decide to watch it – do it now (it has been subtitled by Kazzura)April 25, 2015 at 4:03 am #20776
it remains only to explain why the neocons automatically assumed hundreds of key positions in govt & academia (and still hold them)April 25, 2015 at 4:22 am #20777
On the Brink of Doomsday
Aside from counter-terror work and high-risk intelligence missions, Alpha and Vympel’s ultimate purpose was to short-circuit World War III, or at least provide the Soviet Union with an opportunity to win it. Andropov ordered the creation of Vympel in particular amidst Kremlin fears over what actions newly-elected US President Ronald Reagan might undertake vis-à-vis the USSR. The Soviet intervention in Afghanistan and the deployment of intermediate-range SS-20s within striking distance of European cities were all within the context of increasing tensions with the West. Along with an arms buildup already ongoing since the late 1970s, under Reagan the US struck an offensive policy course of “containment” and covert warfare. Andropov, soon to be General Secretary, was among the first to realize that the Soviet economic engine was considerably weakening, and the shift in the balance of power was not in Moscow’s favor.
The systemic factor of long-term Soviet decline was accompanied by harsher rhetoric from Washington. Reagan’s stance was not a matter of mere words; he sanctioned the placement of Pershing II and Cruise missiles in West Germany as well as the wide-scale renewal of US “ferret flights” to test Soviet radar and air defenses[xv]. To Soviet planners the juxtaposition of such data was alarming. With analysts believing that US Pershing-II missiles could reach Moscow within five minutes, the Kremlin leadership began to fear the possibility of a US first strike[xvi]. In May 1981, Andropov had initiated the joint KGB-GRU strategic monitoring program RYAN (Raketno-Iadernoe Napadenie– Nuclear Missile Attack) to monitor any preparations for any such US action[xvii].
In all of Cold War history, November of 1983 was perhaps the moment of greatest danger between the US and Soviet Union. On the heels of the White House’s spring initiation of the Strategic Defense Initiative and the tensions after the September 1st Soviet downing of Korean Airlines Flight 007, NATO had scheduled nuclear command exercises, code-named Able Archer 83, to be held from the November 2nd to the 11th. Judging from October telegrams from Moscow Center to the KGB’s London residency, Soviet attention was trained – with grave intensity – on the exercises as a potential prelude to a Western surprise attack[xviii].
Artist’s depiction of the downing of KAL 007. Painting by Andrei Zhirnov.
Artist’s depiction of the downing of KAL 007. Painting by Andrei Zhirnov.
While Euro-Atlantic leaders were largely unaware of the extent of Andropov’s alarm at the NATO exercises, miscalculations mistaken as war indicators might have triggered Soviet preemption – spearheaded by spetsnaz. As intelligence scholar Benjamin Fischer bluntly states, “The war scare was for real” during the early 1980s[xix]. Far from a product of some clinical paranoia, Soviet strategic culture was forged by historical experience. Hitler’s ability to launch Operation Barbarossa – due to Stalin ignoring numerous intelligence reports that a German attack was imminent – resulted in a war of annihilation. The Kremlin could never permit such a disaster again, and now the margin of error was measured in minutes. Andropov’s creation of KGB special operations units was well-timed: Alpha was the Soviet leadership’s shield, and Vympel its sword.
At the critical juncture of a crisis like Able Archer, Vympel’s combat groups would have deployed and infiltrated into the US and allied countries to near-simultaneously assassinate the enemy’s leadership and destroy vital command and control facilities. Suppressing NATO military-political coordination and additionally disabling its nuclear launch assets in the European theatre, groups of spetsnaz operators from both the KGB and GRU would have cleared the way for the surge of Warsaw Pact armor across the Fulda Gap[xx]. And before such a notion is dismissed as idle speculation in the style of Tom Clancy yarns, in the early 1980s the communications of the entire US Navy, the most potent arm of Washington’s nuclear triad, were an open book to Moscow thanks to the Walker espionage ring[xxi].
The prospective operations of KGB spetsnaz, in conjunction with those of the GRU, were designed to induce strategic paralysis in a hostile state and enable the Soviet Union to carry off an advantageous preemptive nuclear strike if necessary. It is not publicly known whether any such visitors filtered into Western capitals during November 1983 or other periods, but the likelihood is high. Developing such an elite unit capable of unique assignments must be evaluated as strategic foresight on the part of Yuri Andropov. A consummate practitioner of statecraft in the shadows, this master of the KGB appreciated the value that could be brought to bear at pivotal moments by a handful of specially trained men.
We should all be grateful that cooler heads and providential restraint prevailed in the dark days of 1983, and that the signal for Soviet spetsnaz to commence action never came. Yet a generation later, we again find ourselves in a similar crisis: after the Soviet collapse NATO has pushed deep eastward. A resurgent Russia sees not only its sphere of interests, but also its sovereignty and very survival under threat. The nation that defeated Napoleon’s Grande Armee and the once-invincible Wehrmacht is again developing contingency options, from nuclear forces to cyber-warfare and spetsnaz. None of this renewed bipolar confrontation, however, is inevitable. If mutual respect amongst peoples is more than just rhetoric, men of good will can step back from the brink and make peace possible.April 25, 2015 at 4:30 am #20778
“The judge (Pauffley) left the country to holiday in Israel after the biased hearing.”
Children in care in Camden (Hampstead area) ‘were whipped and tortured’.
~~April 25, 2015 at 4:58 am #20779
In case anybody doesn’t realize yet:
YouTube is owned by Google.
And Google is a sockpuppet of the CIA and NSA.
How the CIA made Google
Why Google made the NSA
Arius on April 24, 2015 · at 11:35 pm UTC
Oracle is another that started tied at the hip to the CIA. As much as possible I am moving away from US software that has back doors to the CIA and NSA.
alan on April 25, 2015 · at 12:33 am UTC
Great links! here’s a couple of paragraphs that may well apply to Ukraine right now:
“Under Rumsfeld’s new approach, I was told, US military operatives would be permitted to pose abroad as corrupt foreign businessmen seeking to buy contraband items that could be used in nuclear-weapons systems. In some cases, according to the Pentagon advisers, local citizens could be recruited and asked to join up with guerrillas or terrorists…
The new rules will enable the Special Forces community to set up what it calls ‘action teams’ in the target countries overseas which can be used to find and eliminate terrorist organizations. ‘Do you remember the right-wing execution squads in El Salvador?’ the former high-level intelligence official asked me, referring to the military-led gangs that committed atrocities in the early nineteen-eighties. ‘We founded them and we financed them,’ he said. ‘The objective now is to recruit locals in any area we want. And we aren’t going to tell Congress about it.’ A former military officer, who has knowledge of the Pentagon’s commando capabilities, said, ‘We’re going to be riding with the bad boys.’”
Official corroboration that this strategy is now operational came with the leak of a 2008 US Army special operations field manual. The US military, the manual said, can conduct irregular and unconventional warfare by using surrogate non-state groups such as “paramilitary forces, individuals, businesses, foreign political organizations, resistant or insurgent organizations, expatriates, transnational terrorism adversaries, disillusioned transnational terrorism members, black marketers, and other social or political ‘undesirables.’” Shockingly, the manual specifically acknowledged that US special operations can involve both counterterrorism and “Terrorism,” as well as: “Transnational criminal activities, including narco-trafficking, illicit arms-dealing, and illegal financial transactions.” The purpose of such covert operations is, essentially, population control — they are “specifically focused on leveraging some portion of the indigenous population to accept the status quo,” or to accept “whatever political outcome” is being imposed or negotiated.
Uncle Bob 1 on April 25, 2015 · at 2:06 am UTC
It appears they have/are using that MO with ISIS and the fascists groups in Ukraine.April 25, 2015 at 10:55 am #20780
Right now, a lot of our problems stem directly from the fact that the wrong sort has finally gotten the upper hand; a particularly brutal and anti-democratic strain of American aristocrat that the other elites have mostly managed to keep away from the levers of power since the Revolution. Worse: this bunch has set a very ugly tone that’s corrupted how people with power and money behave in every corner of our culture. Here’s what happened, and how it happened, and what it means for America now.April 25, 2015 at 11:57 am #20781
For the honor of Andreas Lubitz – Call!
In view of the arguments put forward my claim that is coherent and obviously that makes any course of action is on board in case of activation of the UAP to near zero, it should be a common suggestion for those who honor by Andreas Lubitz also and especially for his survivors and friends restore.
The last part hahne büchenen stories about the ‘mass murderer Lubitz’ that made his plunge A320 wantonly in the French Alps, are unsustainable even without information from insiders such as Field McConnell. In short:
Andreas Lubitz is innocent and that must be made public!
Speculation about the background
Field McConnell found in personal correspondence last but not the opportunity to speculate on the reasons related to the fate of German Wings 4U9525.
Field McConnell : “Let me speculate a bit. The EU is strong because Merkel and Hollande “shoulder to shoulder” position. Any despicable entities that have the desire to split the EU could benefit from the fact that French German shoot innocent. […]
Who may be behind this? This is above my level, but googling times these two names ‘Dieter Uchtdorf + Obama’, because they have met shortly after the launch / crash in Utah.
If you want to find out how the Mirages were able to respond so quickly, you go again back to 9/11. How could the USAF hold the fourth airliner drone (United 93) from hitting the US Capitol?
Googling this combination: ’41 minute delay + imputed united + 93 + portable danger ‘. You will see that it was considered 30 months ago believe that an informed Patriot delayed the departure of United 93 from Newark, as he had obtained by the assumption of a fuel-crew-maintainence-catering a delay of 41 minutes.
My sister Kristine Marcy and her friends Hillary and Obama practice and conduct a privatized global war against innocents. Why should the brother of Kristine Marcy and fellow graduates Punahou School [in Honolulu, Obama went there also to school] so do not spread worldwide private information in order to expose? ”
Who’s Field McConnell?
Field McConnellField McConnell, who was born on October 2, 1949 has achieved a long career in the US military and following in civil aviation. He began his career in the late 1960s at the United States Naval Academy and flew from 1973 combat aircraft for the US Navy, then was flight instructor and later flew the Douglas Skyray F4D for the North Dakota National Air Guard.
In 1978, he was from North Central Airlines for domestic flights on a Convair 580 recruited and 1979, following the merger of North Central Airlines with Southern Airways to Republic Airlines, an airline which was in turn acquired by Northwest Airlines in 1986, he flew up to the year 2006, more or less all major civil aircraft on domestic and international routes.
McConnell wrote 2006 a report on the illegal modification disclosed to him with so-called “Uninterruptible Autopilot” systems in aircraft from Boeing and sent it to the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration – US aviation authority), the FBI, NORAD and the like. The result was that his employer of his time Northwestern Airlines wanted to bring him a psychological report to silence. However, he quit his job simply because he was not willing to remain silent about the undisclosed modifications to today’s airliners.
The extensive and quite impressive resume of Field McConnell can be found on its website Abeldanger.net . Long story short: The man is a veteran of military flight training and a long career in civil aviation and obviously knows whereof he speaks.
At the conclusion here is the full interview, which Ralph Niemeyer with Field McConnell last week has led in Germany. Must see!April 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm #20782
But as I noted in a speech I gave in Ottawa two days after the Parliament shooting, the victims of Canada’s own violence in Afghanistan and Iraq, and of its sustained cooperation in the Pindo GWOT, are completely ignored. While all of Canada knew the name of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, only the most minute fraction of Canadians could name even a single one of the many innocent victims killed by their own government and military. They simply don’t exist.This is the toxic tribalism that repeats itself over and over throughout the West. Western victims are mourned and humanized, while victims of Western violence are invisible and thus dehumanized. Aside from being repugnant in its own right, this formula, by design, is deeply deceptive as propaganda: It creates the impression among Western populations that we are the victims but not the perpetrators of heinous violence, that terrorism is something done to us but that we never commit ourselves, that “primitive, radical and inhumanely violent” describes the enemy tribe but not our own. It’s the same tactic that explains why we hear so much about Pindosi journalists imprisoned in adversary nations such as Iran and North Korea, but almost nothing about Muslim journalists imprisoned for years without charges by the Pindosi government, thus deliberately creating the false impression that only those Bad Countries, but not us, do this.April 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm #20784
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