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by normanb

Child Murderer-in-Chief Announces Hateful Cuts, Issues Veiled Warning Threat to First Graders

7:12 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

Child Murderer-in-Chief Announces Hateful Cuts, Issues Veiled Warning Threat to First Graders — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

Today it’s not just me: Glenn Greenwald and George Monbiot both called President Obama a Child Murderer. Obama has killed 9 times as many children with Drones as the Sandy Hook shooter did, and has shown NO remorse. In fact, he laughs and jokes about killing children with Coward Drones.

 

 

 

With his ha-ha funny Coward Drones, President Obama has Murdered at least 178 children. We must as a country find some way to turn him over the the International Criminal Court in the Hague for prosecution. If we don’t, we are helping him Murder more children.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/19/newtown-drones-children-deaths

Today President Obama announced Hateful slashes to benefits slated for the very poorest and most vulnerable people in our country: This is so that the richer half of the country won’t have to pay the automatic tax increase that he himself signed into law, but now calls “The Fiscal Cliff.” Make no mistake about it: These cuts do constitute a monumental Hate Crime, and they are sure to kill lots of children. President Obama seems to be letting his apparent Hatred of children get in the way of his governing.  http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/12/14/obamas-forces-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-killing-baby-with-poison-gas-the-presidents-hateful-policies-against-children/

In Hateful anti-child Propaganda [reminiscent of 1984's newspeak], President Obama calls the richer half of the country “the Middle Class.” He calls the emergency life support system that’s keeping poor children alive “entitlements,” with its negative connotation, calculated to make the listener feel that those lazy poor kids are not entitled to anything. Let ‘em wither!

When people are in such dire straits that they need Government assistance just to stay alive, those who are turning off the feeding tubes know they’re killing some of their victims. President Obama knows that further squeezing the poorest of the poor at this critical juncture will kill children. So, I guess he’ll get another big laugh.

If he has studied history and economics, he knows that cutting aid to the very poor is likely to cripple our faltering economy, and to ramp up our current Recession into a devastating decades-long Depression.

Let me mention the obvious: Money and influence from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other corporate interests control our politicians to a large extent. I think of it as Bribery.

Obama had his spokesperson Jake “the Snake” Carney say that the President supports Oil billionaire Dianne Feinstein’s fake Assault Weapons ban, with 900 exceptions in it. Of course, if Obama and Feinstein were actually serious about limiting gun violence, they would be trying to prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for supplying weapons to Drug Cartels in Mexico that were then used to Murder cops in this country. Instead they’re Covering Up Operation Fast and Furious.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Holder#Operation_Fast_and_Furious

And in a most troubling development, the President (and other politicians hoping to sweep this shooting under the rug) are pointing at mental health and autism, as if to say: “We don’t have insufficient Gun Control laws in this country, we have insufficient Autism Control laws!” This veiled threat means that he won’t speak out forcefully for banning handguns and Assault Weapons.

It means that school children in this country may soon be as traumatized as President Obama’s victims in Pakistan and Yemen and Somalia, wondering if they’ll be next, if their classroom will win this month’s “Lottery.” I say Obama should not let Congress break for holidays until our children are safe and Assault Weapons and handguns are banned.

Watch this whole fascinating report. Jake the Snake delivers Obama’s veiled threat beginning at about the 6-minute mark of the video.  http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2012/12/2012121972717242949.html

Handguns and Assault Weapons are made for Murdering people. They have no legitimate purpose. It is possible that a person buying a gun will use it to protect himself, but it is 100 times more likely that he will Murder with it. The gun seller knows that, and he knows that the buyer is 300 times more likely to kill himself with the gun than to protect himself with it, no matter what he says is the purpose of his purchase.

So, the Obama Administration is not trying to limit gun violence against children. Here’s how you can tell. Australia had a school massacre problem. They ended it by confiscating the offending guns. That’s all it took. Immediately the massacres stopped completely. There hasn’t been another one since then; and that’s 16 years. Australia had lots of gun nuts too, just like we do. But they handled it. With a little less Hatred of children, we could get this done right away.  http://www.democracynow.org/2012/12/18/new_town_to_newtown_how_96

 

by normanb

URGENT: Demand President Obama Stop Murdering Bahrainis with Poison Gas, so People won’t Compare him to Hitler

3:34 am in Uncategorized by normanb

URGENT: Demand President Obama Stop Murdering Bahrainis with Poison Gas, so People won’t Compare him to Hitler — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

When you’re done reading, watch this: http://www.linktv.org/mosaic

Anger over the US/NATO burning of Qurans in Afghanistan sparked demonstrations sweeping across the Muslim world, as protests erupted against the US-Government-approved Hate Crime this weekend in Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Yemen, Somalia, Egypt, and elsewhere.

Instead of prosecuting the War Criminals, US President Barack Obama apologized for the desecration. By the way, Obama claims he can order Muslims Murdered anytime he wants, anywhere in the world, without evidence, and for no reason. He has authorized the Murder of Muslim children in Somalia and Yemen, calling them “pirates” and “masterminds.” He has authorized Assassinations and pogroms.

He has funded, trained and armed snipers who Murdered peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators in Yemen. He has authorized remote Murder through Coward Drones – operated by American cowards who usually miss their stated targets. US Military Murderers and Torturers of Muslims keep getting off with a pat on the back; while Tortured Muslims supposedly plead Guilty – as nobody with competent counsel actually would do, in an honest trial. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/09/26/obamas-sharpshooters-murder-40-peaceful-pro-democracy-protesters-in-yemen-again-is-this-a-warning/

Afghan policemen Murdered US officials. The US and its allies are retreating. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106305/Afghanistan-2-US-troops-killed-Koran-burning-protests-continue.html

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/afghan-quran-protests-enter-4th-day-15788834#.T0nY-cy0zJw

Bahrain is a far-Right repressive regime where Torture and Slavery are prevalent. A figurehead Oil King “rules” there, carrying out the dictates of the US President. Under President Obama, he has carried out pogroms against both the non-citizen Slave population http://bikyamasr.com/52331/bahrain-commission-report-details-deadly-pogroms-against-migrant-workers/ and the Shiite Muslims, who make up 85% of the citizens. http://www.demotix.com/photo/669738/shia-homes-destroyed-bahrain

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/08/03/pogroms-and-purges-in-bahrain/

You may remember that when Bahraini troops fired on peaceful protesters last February, as doctors and nurses tried to help the injured, they too were fired upon. This is part of President Obama’s M.O.: Remember Occupy Oakland? Obama’s goons shot a US Marine in the face with a Tear Gas canister, nearly killing him, then threw flash-bang grenades to prevent other demonstrators from helping their victim. For treating the injured Bahraini protesters, the doctors and nurses received lengthy sentences. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/29/bahrain-protester-death-sentence/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/18/our-international-shame-the-5th-fleet-quit-disgracing-the-us-and-get-the-hell-out/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/03/15/democratic-party-strikes-again-obama-thugs-torturing-and-murdering-peaceful-bahraini-democracy-advocates/

As the protests continue, and continue to grow, President Obama’s puppet thugs are Murdering Bahrainis with Poisonous Gas. And in Afghanistan itself, where the Hate Crime happened, US and Afghan troops opened fire with live ammunition, Murdering peaceful protesters with bullets. (Bizarrely, the New York Daily News propagandistically says the peaceful protesters “clashed” with the Military bullets. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/anti-american-demonstrations-erupt-outskirts-kabul-consecutive-day-article-1.1026684

http://ozhouse.org/2012/02/23/us-troops-open-fire-at-afghan-protesters/

The immediate problems began in January 2012, when the United States lost two Wars:

~On January 1, the US combat forces had to be out of Iraq, a consequence of the Surrender Agreement President George W. Bush signed with Iraq during his last weeks in office: The Surrender required that remaining soldiers be restricted to base unless requested by the Iraqis, and that they leave Iraq at the end of 2011. Obama did everything he could to talk or trick the Iraqis into letting the US just stay there, and not keep its word. No dice.

~Then on January 16, the Taliban declared victory in Afghanistan, the poorest, weakest, most backward country in the world. And they just won the longest War in our history over the United States – supposedly a strong nation – and they skunked us! http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/16/taliban-declares-victory-as-fighting-goes-on/

And going into the Afghanistan War under such cowardly circumstances marked the US as a coward nation: Every bully is a coward, no exceptions. Then the Coward Drones: US Military Cowards kill Pashtun children; respect; Tawakkul Karman won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous opposition to President Obama’s bullying repression and targeted Assassinations. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/10/07/nobel-peace-prize-to-tawakkul-karman-for-resisting-obama-saleh-massacres-of-peaceful-protesters-premeditated-murders-democracy-suppression/

But the people Obama is now Torturing with Tear Gas and Murdering with Poison Gas in Bahrain had nothing to do with that War. They are angry over a Hate Crime in Afghanistan which Obama has now Conspired to Cover Up. He’s shirking his duty: He refuses to do anything about the Atrocity. http://islamtimes.org/vdcepz8z7jh8wni.1kbj.txt

http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&Id=294184

I lived through the loss of a War before: The Vietnam War. I know: TV news hasn’t announced that we lost these last two Wars yet. But they will, after they get us into the next two. Everyone will realize we lost, within a few years, just like with Vietnam: When the US retreated – fled Saigon – propaganda called it “Vietnamization” – letting the Vietnamese, or the Afghans or the Iraqis, handle their own defense.

And “Vietnamization” is exactly the word General David Petraeus used in Iraq on December 13, 2003, at his press conference announcing the capture of Saddam Hussein. He said it was time for “Vietnamization” in the Iraq War. That means we lost; and the Military knew we lost the Iraq War way back in 2003, but they just let the killing continue. Because it was making profits for Oil companies and Wall Street.

My friend Paki Wieland, of Witness Bahrain, was arrested by US forces in Bahrain twelve days ago, Tuesday February 14, on the first anniversary of the Uprising, to prevent her from witnessing what the thugs were about to do: They picked her and other Western activists up just before firing Tear Gas at a kettled crowd. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/02/15/urgent-bahrain-action-needed-immediately-help-prevent-obamas-goons-from-further-torturing-us-rights-observers/

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/northampton_resident_paki_wiel.html

“What do you think they use Tear Gas for? Crowd control?” Paki asked at her press conference last Saturday, hours after returning home from detention in Bahrain. The audience seemed stumped, as I shook my head from side to side signifying “No!” “Norman knows…” she said: She explained that the US puppet regime in Bahrain Tortures Political Prisoners with Tear Gas. http://observers.france24.com/content/20120130-bahrain-riot-police-destroy-residents-efforts-protect-homes-air-conditioning-tear-gas

She said all the prisoners in that jail were Tortured. And, like Paki, they’re all Political Prisoners. And Obama just appropriated another big shipment of Torture devices for the Bahrain Dictatorship. http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/28/wife_of_bahraini_political_prisoner_condemns

http://article.wn.com/view/2012/01/27/Obama_administration_selling_new_arms_package_to_Bahrain/

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1439/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8442

And to make matters worse, the US Fifth Fleet is docked in Bahrain, so the US Military just sits there cowering on its ships while US-armed thugs commit these disgusting Atrocities. We should all be very ashamed of the US Military. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/18/our-international-shame-the-5th-fleet-quit-disgracing-the-us-and-get-the-hell-out/

And – excuse me while researching Obama’s Atrocities makes me throw up, I’ll be right back – I’ve been writing about President Obama’s crimes against the Bahraini people for more than a year now, but I usually haven’t gotten into as much detail as I’m about to. (I’m a Torture victim too, so this is hard for me.) If you still belong to the Democratic Party, perhaps you should quit now, or at least take at least some responsibility for this:

Nearly three months ago, December 7, 2011, the World Organization Against Torture’s (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights’ (FIDH) joint project – the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders – unleashed a desperate demand and plea for emergency help ending the Obama Administration-sponsored Bahraini attacks and Assassinations against Human Rights activists. http://www.omct.org/human-rights-defenders/urgent-interventions/bahrain/2011/12/d21549/

http://presstv.com/detail/227401.html

“The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the death threats made by a former official from the State Security Services against Mr. Mohammed Al-Maskati, President of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR), Mr. Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and FIDH Secretary General, and Mr. Yousef Al-Mahafdha, a member of BCHR.”

Why are they so desperate?! Why was I so desperate when I wrote about Paki in custody in Bahrain? Well, for one thing, there’s the case of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, co-founder of the BCHR. Until last February, he was Middle East and North Africa Protection Coordinator with Front Line Defenders (of the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders). He’s an International Adviser in the Business and Human Rights Resource Center led by former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/04/09/bahrain-free-prominent-opposition-activist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdulhadi_Alkhawaja#Torture

You can read more about him in the Wikipedia entry, but for now, know this: On President Obama’s watch, April 9, 2011, US-equipped masked Bahraini security police invaded al-Khawaja’s house in a warrantless search and Tortured him there in front of his daughter for 45 minutes, until he was unconscious, causing a gaping head wound. Of course his daughter was assaulted too when she tried to stop his Torture. She said her father’s blood left a wide trail as Obama’s goons dragged him down the stairs and out the door.

Locked up in Obama’s Bahrain, al-Khawaja’s Torture got worse. A lot worse. He was repeatedly gang raped by masked security police. To avoid another gang rape, he intentionally smashed his already wounded head, so he would be unconscious and hospitalized. His jaw bones were smashed. He’s had extensive surgery for his head wound, and he will need a lot more. His face is broken at least four places. He is sentence to Life.

Is that the kind of change that you can believe in?! Go Democrats!

Al-Khawaja’s two sons-in-law were Tortured and arrested in the raid too, and a third son-in-law, Muhammad al-Maskati, President of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights, at the house at the time doing his job monitoring Human Rights violations, was himself Tortured on the spot. Since March 10, 2011, websites and messages have called for the Murders of the three Human Rights activists: Al-Khawaja, al-Maskati, and Nabeel Rajab. http://byshr.org/

http://www.euronews.net/2012/02/15/bahrain-activists-urge-more-protests-despite-bloodshed/

I hope to have Human Rights activist Paki Wieland herself here at the computer soon to answer your questions about the situation LIVE. Possibly even today during this post, though I wrote the article during the night and haven’t contacted her about it. I will also upload the video of her aforementioned press conference soon.

There are some things you can do to help the situation in Bahrain:

1. Spread the news: We are the media now; get the word out about Bahrain; share this article;

2. Contact the the shows that look like they’re news and claim to be Progressive: Send Cenk Uygur, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, Jennifer Granholm, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert a copy of this article: Ask them not to Cover Up this story;

3. Contact your Senators and Congresspersons about it;

4. Call the White House and demand that President Obama stop Murdering Bahrainis with Poisonous Gas, 202-456-1111;

5. Urge the International Criminal Court at the Hague, Netherlands, to fully empower Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón to indict US President Barack Obama and Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa (the Bahraini King) under Article 15 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court for Crimes Against Humanity: Their Atrocities in Bahrain against the Bahraini people, their Atrocities against more than one million Slaves held there, and their Atrocities against the foreign Peace Observers like Paki Wieland. otp.informationdesk@icc-cpi.int

Here is the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. http://www.preventgenocide.org/law/icc/statute/part-a.html

 

 

by normanb

UN Security Council Votes Unanimously to Cover Up Obama-Saleh Yemen War Crimes, Maintain Murderous Regime, Help Dictator Escape Justice

3:59 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

UN Security Council Votes Unanimously to Cover Up Obama-Saleh Yemen War Crimes, Maintain Murderous Regime, Help Dictator Escape Justice — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

In this video from this morning’s Democracy Now!, newly crowned Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawakkul Karman pleads for New Yorkers/Americans to join her protest at the UN at 3pm today. As one can read in the CNN link below, the Security Council passed the cover-up measure despite her protest.

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/21/exclusive_nobel_laureate_tawakkul_karman_on

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/21/us/yemen-un-resolution/

The UN cover-up appears to be aimed at protecting dictators Ali Abdullah Saleh and Barack Obama from international prosecution for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity they committed which were revealed by Wikileaks, which exposed separate direct communications wherein Saleh Criminally Conspired with Barack Obama, US Secretary State Hillary Clinton, and then-Secretary of Defense David Petraeus (who is now director of the Central Intelligence Agency).

http://powerwall.msnbc.msn.com/politics/cable-seems-to-confirm-us-military-role-in-yemen-1668591.story

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/11/world/main7234112.shtml

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/world/americas/30gitmo.html?pagewanted=all

http://dazzlepod.com/cable/09SANAA1170/

Karman in the Democracy Now! video above decries the frequent Murders of peaceful protesters by Obama Death Squad (ODS) snipers still going on, and the ODS political Assassinations of Yemeni Journalists in the past two days and the past two weeks. Without mentioning Obama by name, she asserts that these Murders are atrocities.

In what looks like a direct threat against Karman in revenge for her winning of the Nobel Peace Prize last week, two days after the award, an ODS sniper Murdered a 20-year-old woman who was peacefully protesting at a large demonstration in Karman’s hometown Taiz. This marks the first time in Yemen that ODS has Assassinated a woman (though Obama Death Squad Assassins in Mexico routinely Murder women).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/16/yemen-protest-rally-saleh

Speaking of cover-ups, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman came on Democracy Now! this morning calling for people to come protest this outrage with her: This UN agreement prevents the investigation. It helps Saleh escape now; it helps Obama, Clinton, and Betray Us escape later. It keeps the same dictatorship in power, but changes the figurehead.

Here’s the cover-up: No US news source covered the protest, with the new Nobel laureate protesting the UN covering up our President’s War Crimes at the United Nations building in New York City. If it’s not in the news, maybe we can pretend it never happened. I’ll venture a guess that there was a demonstration, maybe even including Occupiers. I may never know.

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/10/07/nobel-peace-prize-to-tawakkul-karman-for-resisting-obama-saleh-massacres-of-peaceful-protesters-premeditated-murders-democracy-suppression/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/10/01/i-warned-of-this-heinous-murder-three-days-before-it-happened-heres-the-full-text/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/04/as-obamas-egyptian-torture-team-shoots-doctors-his-yemeni-programs-to-assassinate-muslims-and-bomb-citizens-spark-revolution/

by normanb

Nobel Peace Prize to Tawakul Karman for Resisting Obama-Saleh Massacres of Peaceful Protesters, Premeditated Murders & Democracy Suppression

5:47 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Nobel Peace Prize to Tawakul Karman for Resisting Obama-Saleh Massacres of Peaceful Protesters, Premeditated Murders & Democracy Suppression — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

This morning in Oslo, in a show of solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, and a direct slap in the face of the Obama Administration, the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee awarded the world’s top honor to Tawakul Karman for opposing President Obama’s:

  • ~~Massacres of Peaceful Protesters in Yemen and Bahrain;
  • ~~Premeditated Murder Program, carried out by Obama Death Squads (ODS) in Yemen, Bahrain, Honduras, Mexico, Pakistan, India, and elsewhere;
  • ~~Coward Drone Program, in which cowards in the US Military remotely Murder innocent children in nearly every Muslim nation in the world;
  • ~~Parking the US 5th Fleet war machine in Bahrain, thus supporting Slavery (56% of people in Bahrain are non-citizen Slaves) and Repression there;
  • ~~Cruel and criminal wavier of the Child Soldier Law in Yemen and elsewhere http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/obama-waives-child-soldier-ban-yemen-congo/story?id=14663930 (President Obama continues to claim that using child soldiers is “in our National Interest”);
  • ~~Taking of Political Prisoners;
  • ~~Suppression of Freedom of the Press;
  • ~~Suppression of Democracy.

Tawakul Karman is a Journalist, and the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Besides his Murders, she has long campaigned against President Obama’s taking of Political Prisoners, and against his attacks on Press Freedom in Yemen. Indeed, Karman herself was one of those Political Prisoners taken by President Obama’s Fascist forces in Yemen. http://lefthandofeminism.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/tawakul-karman-brave-muslim-feminist-arrested-in-yemen/

Two Liberian women share the Prize with her. A year ago, I urged the Nobel Committee to take action to draw attention to Obama’s massacres and Democracy Suppression in Yemen. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2010/08/19/nobel-prize-committee-do-the-right-thing/ One obvious aim of today’s award is to humiliate President Obama into ending his Atrocities against Yemeni civilians.

I have been writing about the Obama Administration’s War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in Yemen and Bahrain here at FireDogLake for a long time. I usually get very little reaction or support. Today I feel vindicated and triumphant.

In Yemen, Obama’s Atrocities are carried out by the Government of his puppet Ali Abdullah Saleh. In Bahrain, the US puppet Royal Family owns more than one million slaves and brutalizes Shiites and Health Care Workers for the US.

The Nobel Prize Committee released the news when it can actually do the most good: Right now, over two million peaceful protesters are demonstrating in the street in Yemen, Mosaic reports today (on LinkTV).

Usually, when protesters march peacefully in Yemen, snipers trained by the US CIA massacre demonstrators, Murdering scores of them. The Yemeni Obama Death Squad (ODS) has done this several times, but Yemen has not had an assembly of millions like this before.

The ODS Murdered seven peaceful protesters in Tawakul Karman’s hometown Taiz two days ago, setting off the largest demonstration in the history of Yemen. http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=30196&frid=23&seccatid=31&cid=23&fromval=1

If Obama orders or allows the massacre of millions or thousands of Yemenis, if he condones another Mass Murder in our names, “in our National Interest,” as the President puts it, we must hold him accountable. Premeditated Murder is a crime. It is not alright. Even for a Democrat.

(Below are some of my previous posts opposing those same practices for which Tawakul Karman’s opposition today won her the Nobel Peace Prize, plus some items from the FireDogLake news department, and from FDL’s Siun about the Bahrain situation, and others from FDL’s fairleft and emptywheel.)

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/10/01/i-warned-of-this-heinous-murder-three-days-before-it-happened-heres-the-full-text/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawakel_Karman

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/09/26/obamas-sharpshooters-murder-40-peaceful-pro-democracy-protesters-in-yemen-again-is-this-a-warning/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/03/15/democratic-party-strikes-again-obama-thugs-torturing-and-murdering-peaceful-yemeni-democracy-advocates/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/03/15/democratic-party-strikes-again-obama-thugs-torturing-and-murdering-peaceful-bahraini-democracy-advocates/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/18/our-international-shame-the-5th-fleet-quit-disgracing-the-us-and-get-the-hell-out/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/17/tiananmen-update-obama-thugs-torture-journalists-activists-and-murder-pro-democracy-protesters-in-yemen-bahrain/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/08/obamas-brutal-barbaric-bombings-of-civilians-and-his-assassination-squad-sparked-yemen-revolution/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/04/as-obamas-egyptian-torture-team-shoots-doctors-his-yemeni-programs-to-assassinate-muslims-and-bomb-citizens-spark-revolution/

http://news.firedoglake.com/2011/06/09/us-expanding-covert-war-in-yemen-using-chaos-of-uprising-as-cover/

http://news.firedoglake.com/2011/04/04/us-jumps-aboard-saudi-endgame-on-yemen/

http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2011/05/12/yemen-head-of-al-qaeda-scrambles-to-make-anwar-al-awlaki-al-qaedas-3/

http://firedoglake.com/2011/02/27/admiral-mullens-visit-us-full-backing-for-bahraini-king/

http://firedoglake.com/2011/03/16/brutal-bahrain-crackdown-security-forces-attack-protesters-and-hospitals/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/28/gen-mccaffrey-gaddafi-will-inevitably-be-murdered-but-saudi-invasion-of-slave-state-bahrain-to-prop-up-obama-thugs-is-more-important/

http://my.firedoglake.com/fairleft/2011/02/18/bahrain-kills-4-at-the-funeral-march-witnesses-say/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/09/24/fracking-industry-shale-pipeline-weapons-industry-siemens-the-nation-mag-introduce-msnbcs-new-far-right-propaganda-show/

by normanb

I Warned of this Heinous Murder Three Days Before it Happened – Here’s the Full Text

5:45 am in Uncategorized by normanb

I Warned of this Heinous Murder Three Days Before it Happened – Here’s the Full Text — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

Three days before Anwar al-Awlaki was Murdered, I published the following (unfortunately ignored) Diary warning about the Assassination, exclusively here at firedoglake.com.

 

By: normanb Monday September 26, 2011 5:05 am

Obama’s Sharpshooters Murder 40 Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protesters in Yemen, Again – Is This a Warning? — by NormanB (“Deviations form the Norm”)

 

Forces loyal to President Obama’s puppet Fascist dictator Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh massacred at least 40 unarmed peaceful protesters Friday and Saturday, in the wake of Saleh’s return from three month’s exile in Saudi Arabia, where he was trying to recover from an Assassination attempt. The United States Central Intelligence Agency trained Saleh’s murderous marksmen who shot the protesters.

The protesters are demanding democratic reforms: Saleh has ruled Yemen with an iron fist for 33 years.

O, horrible realization! And I hope it’s incorrect! But the timings of the Yemeni Atrocities and of the Mexican Atrocities this weekend, both coming from violent Terrorist groups with ties to US President Barack Obama, and both happening during the most intense protests of his Presidency, look horrifically as though President Obama’s thugs are trying to warn or threaten the Wall Street protesters:

(Concerning the Yemeni Atrocities) ‘Hey! Do you know what happens to peaceful protesters that get in the way?’; and (On the Mexican Atrocities) ‘Hey, do you know what happens to people who try to outsmart the powers that be by using social media?’

Meanwhile, the CIA-allied New York City Police Tortured scores of people on Wall Street Saturday and Sunday. (Lots of that viewing is available on YouTube video.) You can actually watch Atrocities, including Torture, live: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

YEMEN

President Obama, President Saleh, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and everybody else who parrots the President, all say that the bad thing about Yemen is Al Qaeda. Not the real Al Qaeda, no, not that original Al Qaeda organization that our Government has warned us of all these years; but a different one, named “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP).

Friday, President Obama’s Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Fierstein met with the man who founded Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, defector General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar. (To be clear, Gen. al-Ahmar was not a dissident nor a defector when he formed Al Qaeda AP.) http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4020

According to President Obama’s National Intelligence Advisor Ellen Laipson, Yemeni General al-Ahmar started AQAP. That start date? Why, January 2009, of course, the same month the Obama Presidency started. US counter-terrorism officials claim that Anwar al-Awlaki is an important regional commander of AQAP. Al-Awlaki met with US Defense officials in the Pentagon just a few months after the attacks on September 11, 2001, invited by Donald Rumsfeld.

President Obama (the Mafia Don of Greater Chicago?) has ordered a hit against al-Awlaki, who is in Yemen (on the outskirts of Greater Chicago). Obama said he wants to Murder American-born al-Awlaki because he is suspected of inspiring a fake bomb plot. That’s all?! Our President is willing to commit Premeditated Murder because he suspects someone inspired a FAKE bomb? http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/10/21/rumsfelds-defense-department-invited-anwar-al-awlaki-into-pentagon-after-911/

I asked Laipson if any US personnel can be tried for Crimes Against Humanity for Murdering peaceful Yemeni civilian protesters. She indicated that neither President Obama, nor anyone in the United States, nor even the CIA officers who trained the Murderers could face charges: The only ones to her mind legally culpable are the trigger men. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/03/15/democratic-party-strikes-again-obama-thugs-torturing-and-murdering-peaceful-yemeni-democracy-advocates/ (& http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/03/15/democratic-party-strikes-again-obama-thugs-torturing-and-murdering-peaceful-bahraini-democracy-advocates/)

(Ellen Laipson is President Obama’s National Security Advisor; she is CEO of the Stimpson Center and is Director of its Southwest Asia Project, which focuses on security issues in the Persian Gulf region; she formerly chaired and is now vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, where she managed the Global Trends 2015 interdisciplinary study; she directed the Near East and South Asian affair of the National Security Council [NSC], and before that was a national intelligence officer for Near and South Asia for the NSC; before that she was a US State Department policy planner under Reagan; before that she was a specialist in Middle East affairs for the Congressional Research Service; she also serves under Secretary Clinton on the State Department’s new Foreign Affairs Policy Board; she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the International Institute of Strategic Studies; she currently serves on the boards of the Asia Foundation.)

General al-Ahmar defected from Saleh’s Government when the Saleh/Obama sharpshooters Murdered 52 Yemeni citizens, in the March 2011 massacre. It was specifically that March incident about which Ellen Laipson and I spoke, but I took her answers on US CIA training of Yemeni snipers to be about conditions in Yemen in general, not just referring to that one set of killings on one day. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12804552

Obama began ordering Assassinations in Somalia and Yemen in autumn of 2009, the first year of his Presidency, around the time he appointed Laipson to his National Intelligence Advisory Board. The Obama Death Squad’s (ODS) first reported victim in Somalia was suspected of involvement in a bomb plot eleven years earlier, when he was a child of 17. The ODS then moved on to Yemen to Assassinate people.

Let me take this opportunity to point out that it is illegal and severely insane to Murder a person based merely on suspicion, especially when that person is only suspected of inspiring something, especially if that person is only suspected of inspiring something that’s not real. If it had been real, it could have been dangerous. But it wasn’t.

MEXICO (and HONDURAS and INDIA)

In December 2008, the month after Barack Obama was elected, the month before he was inaugurated, he made a speech in Mexico. People of both our countries had high hopes for that speech: Over the previous few years, thousands of Mexicans had been Murdered over Marijuana exportation to the United States.

When the inevitable question finally came at the Mexico press conference, President-elect Obama laughed at the idea of ending these Murders by Legalizing Marijuana. He laughed cruelly at the people straining for their Civil Rights. As usual, he refused to even mention the word Marijuana: When he is asked about Marijuana, he always: (1) Laughs, to ridicule us; (2) Calls it “Drugs,” to trick ignorant people into thinking it’s as bad as Heroin; and he (3) talks about addiction. Civil Rights are not funny. Marijuana is not Heroin, and it’s not addicting, either.

So, every time he’s asked, the President lies about it. But this time (December 2008), his lies started the Mexican Civil War: From that day to this, more than one thousand Mexicans per month have been Murdered over Marijuana’s illegality.

Obama’s Administration has deported a lot more Hispanics than Bush’s did. It does so in a most unconstitutional fashion: People are “given their due process” in a huge warehouse room with hundreds of Mexicans and other Latin Americans. No Judge sees them at their hearing, but they can see him on a video screen. (By the way, no matter what President Pinocchio says, that is not what the Constitution guarantees as “due process of law.”) Sometimes, mentally disabled US citizens who can’t speak are put through this sham and “deported” to a country where they’ve never been.

And all of these deportations are unconstitutional (even apart from the “due process” sham cited above): The US Constitution says clearly in Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3, that: “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law will be passed.” Bills of Attainder are banned, because they would make a person “illegal,” and it is unconstitutional in the United States of America for a person to be considered “illegal.” “Illegal Aliens/Immigrants” don’t exist in the US, at least not by law.

The Obama Administration armed the Mexican Army and police, as well as the drug cartels: The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms illegally shipped thousands of military style weapons and ammunition to the Mexican cartels, on orders from above. Obama started that Civil War with his arrogance and dishonesty; and then he armed all sides in it. Smuggling gangs killed lots of Mexicans and some Americans, including cops, with those illegally supplied weapons.

Saturday Mexican police reported discovering the beheaded body of a woman near the US border, with a note saying that her head had been cut off because she was spreading news via social media. The Murdered woman was a newspaper editor. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_DRUG_WAR_MEXICO?SITE=NCKIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Since the Obama Administration’s coup in 2009 that overthrew the elected Honduras Government, Obama Death Squads (ODS) have exterminated most of the prominent Journalists in Honduras and Mexico. The Obama coup re-installed the repressive Fascist Honduras Government which housed the Iran-Contra stopover station:

Weapons were flown from the US to South America to arm Nicaraguan Contras and to arm both sides in a South American conflict, stopping in Honduras to refuel and drop some weapons. Guns were exchanged for Cocaine and cash. The cash went to the Government of Iran to secretly pay ransom for the release of US Embassy hostages there. Those hostages were released January 20, 1981, just minutes after the Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush Administration took over the reins of Government, thus gaining the ability to make payments.

When pilot Eugene Hasenfus was shot down over Nicaragua on his way to the stopover airport in Honduras, the Iran-Contra scandal was exposed. I kind of said where the guns and money went above. Some of the Coke went to Freeway Ricky Ross in South Los Angeles, who’s still locked up for being a US intelligence asset whose job was dealing Cocaine.

High Times Editor Steve Hager reported that pilot Hasenfus said that the person who met him at the Mena, Arkansas, airport (where he delivered the Coke) was Arkansas’s then-Governor Bill Clinton. See the book Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America by Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall, as well as the following link. http://www.ncoic.com/clinton.htm

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry headed the committee that uncovered most of the information in the book cited above. He found that when Cocaine smugglers in the operation got caught, both Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney (of the Reagan Administration) blocked prosecution of those smugglers, who in turn flooded the United States with Cocaine. Chemists in that operation (possibly Government chemists) invented Crack Cocaine, which has been a scourge of this country ever since. This Cocaine smuggling operation seems quite related to the Heroin situation we have now:

Practically all of the world’s Heroin comes from 21 miles squared of acreage in Afghanistan (even as all the world’s Cocaine comes from a 12-mile wide swath of land high on the Eastern slope of the Bolivian Andes mountains). When US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the annual number of Heroin deaths in this country was under 2,000. It soared to over 20,000 with the invasion, and has maintained that level since. Cheney and Rumsfeld oversaw this operation too. At least one of those Heroin smugglers got caught:

A few months after 9/11 (when Anwar al-Awlaki was in the Pentagon on Rumsfeld’s invitation), US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent David Headley began smuggling Heroin, by his own admission. He also admitted to planning the bombing of a European newspaper for its cartoon about Muhammad the prophet.

He also admitted to Murder: He confirmed that he planned and carried out the 2008 Mumbai bombings in India’s financial district, during the American Thanksgiving holiday. That day Headley killed at least 21 people in three separate bomb blasts. One of Headley’s bombings was the Racist attack that targeted and killed Jews in India.

The attacks were over the US Thanksgiving Day holiday, weeks after Obama was elected. One fake bomb plot was over the Christmas holiday; and false propaganda calls the accused “the Christmas Day Bomber.” Thanksgiving and Christmas, huh? Does anybody else see a pattern emerging here? An M.O.?! And remember the man who flew in from Amsterdam with a chemical that can be made into a bomb, but wasn’t? False propaganda still calls that man “the Underwear Bomber,” even though he had no bomb.

India wants David Headley for prosecution. Obama won’t allow it. Here’s an article wherein the President claims to be thinking about allowing India access to the man who admitted killing 21 of its citizens to carry out a Racist attack against Jews for the US Government. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-11/india/29646721_1_pakistani-canadian-david-headley-chicago-court

Here’s one wherein Headley, who though he is a confessed Racist Murderer, is obviously still working for US intelligence now, speaks up to support Admiral Mike Mullen’s assertions this week that the US should start a war against Pakistan. Oh, and did I mention: Even though President Obama knows that US DEA Agent Headley planned and carried out the Mumbai bombings, Obama continues to blame Pakistan for it publicly. I guess he’s willing to lie to get another war started, too. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-08/india/29633162_1_tahawwur-rana-david-headley-major-iqbal

Speaking of patterns, the US Ambassador met with the founder of AQAP Friday, then AQAP cut a boy’s hand off Sunday. After severing his hand, they said for stealing, they marched the 15-year-old in shock through the town, to terrorize other townspeople. http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4117&MainCat=3

WALL STREET

I hope our brave sisters and brothers won’t be Tortured again today. I hope they won’t be shot by troops loyal to Obama and his lackeys, like the peaceful protesters in Yemen. I hope they won’t be beheaded by thugs armed by Obama for using social media to fight the power, like that Journalist in Mexico.

(Information drawn from personal statements to me from an asset who smuggled Cocaine for the C.I.A. during the Reagan era was used in this report.)

(Information drawn from personal statements to me from a US Special Forces soldier who worked undercover in Honduras during the Iran-Contra operation was used in this report.)

Here’s the link to the original article:
http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/09/26/obamas-sharpshooters-murder-40-peaceful-pro-democracy-protesters-in-yemen-again-is-this-a-warning/

by normanb

Obama’s Sharpshooters Murder 40 Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protesters in Yemen, Again – Is This a Warning?

5:05 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Obama’s Sharpshooters Murder 40 Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protesters in Yemen, Again – Is This a Warning? — by NormanB (“Deviations form the Norm”)

 

Forces loyal to President Obama’s puppet Fascist dictator Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh massacred at least 40 unarmed peaceful protesters Friday and Saturday, in the wake of Saleh’s return from three month’s exile in Saudi Arabia, where he was trying to recover from an Assassination attempt. The United States Central Intelligence Agency trained Saleh’s murderous marksmen who shot the protesters.

The protesters are demanding democratic reforms: Saleh has ruled Yemen with an iron fist for 33 years.

O, horrible realization! And I hope it’s incorrect! But the timings of the Yemeni Atrocities and of the Mexican Atrocities this weekend, both coming from violent Terrorist groups with ties to US President Barack Obama, and both happening during the most intense protests of his Presidency, look horrifically as though President Obama’s thugs are trying to warn or threaten the Wall Street protesters:

(Concerning the Yemeni Atrocities) ‘Hey! Do you know what happens to peaceful protesters that get in the way?’; and (On the Mexican Atrocities) ‘Hey, do you know what happens to people who try to outsmart the powers that be by using social media?’

Meanwhile, the CIA-allied New York City Police Tortured scores of people on Wall Street Saturday and Sunday. (Lots of that viewing is available on YouTube video.) You can actually watch Atrocities, including Torture, live: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

YEMEN

President Obama, President Saleh, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and everybody else who parrots the President, all say that the bad thing about Yemen is Al Qaeda. Not the real Al Qaeda, no, not that original Al Qaeda organization that our Government has warned us of all these years; but a different one, named “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP).

Friday, President Obama’s Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Fierstein met with the man who founded Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, defector General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar. (To be clear, Gen. al-Ahmar was not a dissident nor a defector when he formed Al Qaeda AP.) http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4020

According to President Obama’s National Intelligence Advisor Ellen Laipson, Yemeni General al-Ahmar started AQAP. That start date? Why, January 2009, of course, the same month the Obama Presidency started. US counter-terrorism officials claim that Anwar al-Awlaki is an important regional commander of AQAP. Al-Awlaki met with US Defense officials in the Pentagon just a few months after the attacks on September 11, 2001, invited by Donald Rumsfeld.

President Obama (the Mafia Don of Greater Chicago?) has ordered a hit against al-Awlaki, who is in Yemen (on the outskirts of Greater Chicago). Obama said he wants to Murder American-born al-Awlaki because he is suspected of inspiring a fake bomb plot. That’s all?! Our President is willing to commit Premeditated Murder because he suspects someone inspired a FAKE bomb? http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/10/21/rumsfelds-defense-department-invited-anwar-al-awlaki-into-pentagon-after-911/

I asked Laipson if any US personnel can be tried for Crimes Against Humanity for Murdering peaceful Yemeni civilian protesters. She indicated that neither President Obama, nor anyone in the United States, nor even the CIA officers who trained the Murderers could face charges: The only ones to her mind legally culpable are the trigger men.

(Ellen Laipson is President Obama’s National Security Advisor; she is CEO of the Stimpson Center and is Director of its Southwest Asia Project, which focuses on security issues in the Persian Gulf region; she formerly chaired and is now vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, where she managed the Global Trends 2015 interdisciplinary study; she directed the Near East and South Asian affair of the National Security Council [NSC], and before that was a national intelligence officer for Near and South Asia for the NSC; before that she was a US State Department policy planner under Reagan; before that she was a specialist in Middle East affairs for the Congressional Research Service; she also serves under Secretary Clinton on the State Department’s new Foreign Affairs Policy Board; she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the International Institute of Strategic Studies; she currently serves on the boards of the Asia Foundation.)

General al-Ahmar defected from Saleh’s Government when the Saleh/Obama sharpshooters Murdered 52 Yemeni citizens, in the March 2011 massacre. It was specifically that March incident about which Ellen Laipson and I spoke, but I took her answers on US CIA training of Yemeni snipers to be about conditions in Yemen in general, not just referring to that one set of killings on one day. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12804552

Obama began ordering Assassinations in Somalia and Yemen in autumn of 2009, the first year of his Presidency, around the time he appointed Laipson to his National Intelligence Advisory Board. The Obama Death Squad’s (ODS) first reported victim in Somalia was suspected of involvement in a bomb plot eleven years earlier, when he was a child of 17. The ODS then moved on to Yemen to Assassinate people.

Let me take this opportunity to point out that it is illegal and severely insane to Murder a person based merely on suspicion, especially when that person is only suspected of inspiring something, especially if that person is only suspected of inspiring something that’s not real. If it had been real, it could have been dangerous. But it wasn’t.

MEXICO (and HONDURAS and INDIA)

In December 2008, the month after Barack Obama was elected, the month before he was inaugurated, he made a speech in Mexico. People of both our countries had high hopes for that speech: Over the previous few years, thousands of Mexicans had been Murdered over Marijuana exportation to the United States.

When the inevitable question finally came at the Mexico press conference, President-elect Obama laughed at the idea of ending these Murders by Legalizing Marijuana. He laughed cruelly at the people straining for their Civil Rights. As usual, he refused to even mention the word Marijuana: When he is asked about Marijuana, he always: (1) Laughs, to ridicule us; (2) Calls it “Drugs,” to trick ignorant people into thinking it’s as bad as Heroin; and he (3) talks about addiction. Civil Rights are not funny. Marijuana is not Heroin, and it’s not addicting, either.

So, every time he’s asked, the President lies about it. But this time (December 2008), his lies started the Mexican Civil War: From that day to this, more than one thousand Mexicans per month have been Murdered over Marijuana’s illegality.

Obama’s Administration has deported a lot more Hispanics than Bush’s did. It does so in a most unconstitutional fashion: People are “given their due process” in a huge warehouse room with hundreds of Mexicans and other Latin Americans. No Judge sees them at their hearing, but they can see him on a video screen. (By the way, no matter what President Pinocchio says, that is not what the Constitution guarantees as “due process of law.”) Sometimes, mentally disabled US citizens who can’t speak are put through this sham and “deported” to a country where they’ve never been.

And all of these deportations are unconstitutional (even apart from the “due process” sham cited above): The US Constitution says clearly in Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3, that: “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law will be passed.” Bills of Attainder are banned, because they would make a person “illegal,” and it is unconstitutional in the United States of America for a person to be considered “illegal.” “Illegal Aliens/Immigrants” don’t exist in the US, at least not by law.

The Obama Administration armed the Mexican Army and police, as well as the drug cartels: The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms illegally shipped thousands of military style weapons and ammunition to the Mexican cartels, on orders from above. Obama started that Civil War with his arrogance and dishonesty; and then he armed all sides in it. Smuggling gangs killed lots of Mexicans and some Americans, including cops, with those illegally supplied weapons.

Saturday Mexican police reported discovering the beheaded body of a woman near the US border, with a note saying that her head had been cut off because she was spreading news via social media. The Murdered woman was a newspaper editor. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_DRUG_WAR_MEXICO?SITE=NCKIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Since the Obama Administration’s coup in 2009 that overthrew the elected Honduras Government, Obama Death Squads (ODS) have exterminated most of the prominent Journalists in Honduras and Mexico. The Obama coup re-installed the repressive Fascist Honduras Government which housed the Iran-Contra stopover station:

Weapons were flown from the US to South America to arm Nicaraguan Contras and to arm both sides in a South American conflict, stopping in Honduras to refuel and drop some weapons. Guns were exchanged for Cocaine and cash. The cash went to the Government of Iran to secretly pay ransom for the release of US Embassy hostages there. Those hostages were released January 20, 1981, just minutes after the Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush Administration took over the reins of Government, thus gaining the ability to make payments.

When pilot Eugene Hasenfus was shot down over Nicaragua on his way to the stopover airport in Honduras, the Iran-Contra scandal was exposed. I kind of said where the guns and money went above. Some of the Coke went to Freeway Ricky Ross in South Los Angeles, who’s still locked up for being a US intelligence asset whose job was dealing Cocaine.

High Times Editor Steve Hager reported that pilot Hasenfus said that the person who met him at the Mena, Arkansas, airport (where he delivered the Coke) was Arkansas’s then-Governor Bill Clinton. See the book Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America by Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall, as well as the following link. http://www.ncoic.com/clinton.htm

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry headed the committee that uncovered most of the information in the book cited above. He found that when Cocaine smugglers in the operation got caught, both Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney (of the Reagan Administration) blocked prosecution of those smugglers, who in turn flooded the United States with Cocaine. Chemists in that operation (possibly Government chemists) invented Crack Cocaine, which has been a scourge of this country ever since. This Cocaine smuggling operation seems quite related to the Heroin situation we have now:

Practically all of the world’s Heroin comes from 21 miles squared of acreage in Afghanistan (even as all the world’s Cocaine comes from a 12-mile wide swath of land high on the Eastern slope of the Bolivian Andes mountains). When US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the annual number of Heroin deaths in this country was under 2,000. It soared to over 20,000 with the invasion, and has maintained that level since. Cheney and Rumsfeld oversaw this operation too. At least one of those Heroin smugglers got caught:

A few months after 9/11 (when Anwar al-Awlaki was in the Pentagon on Rumsfeld’s invitation), US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent David Headley began smuggling Heroin, by his own admission. He also admitted to planning the bombing of a European newspaper for its cartoon about Muhammad the prophet.

He also admitted to Murder: He confirmed that he planned and carried out the 2008 Mumbai bombings in India’s financial district, during the American Thanksgiving holiday. That day Headley killed at least 21 people in three separate bomb blasts. One of Headley’s bombings was the Racist attack that targeted and killed at Jews in India.

The attacks were over the US Thanksgiving Day holiday, weeks after Obama was elected. One fake bomb plot was over the Christmas holiday; and false propaganda calls the accused “the Christmas Day Bomber.” Thanksgiving and Christmas, huh? Does anybody else see a pattern emerging here? An M.O.?! And remember the man who flew in from Amsterdam with a chemical that can be made into a bomb, but wasn’t? False propaganda still calls that man “the Underwear Bomber,” even though he had no bomb.

India wants David Headley for prosecution. Obama won’t allow it. Here’s an article wherein the President claims to be thinking about allowing India access to the man who admitted killing 21 of its citizens to carry out a Racist attack against Jews for the US Government. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-11/india/29646721_1_pakistani-canadian-david-headley-chicago-court

Here’s one wherein Headley, who though he is a confessed Racist Murderer, is obviously still working for US intelligence now, speaks up to support Admiral Mike Mullen’s assertions this week that the US should start a war against Pakistan. Oh, and did I mention: Even though President Obama knows that US DEA Agent Headley planned and carried out the Mumbai bombings, Obama continues to blame Pakistan for it publicly. I guess he’s willing to lie to get another war started, too. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-08/india/29633162_1_tahawwur-rana-david-headley-major-iqbal

Speaking of patterns, the US Ambassador met with the founder of AQAP Friday, then AQAP cut a boy’s hand off Sunday. After severing his hand, they said for stealing, they marched the 15-year-old in shock through the town, to terrorize other townspeople. http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4117&MainCat=3

WALL STREET

I hope our brave sisters and brothers won’t be Tortured again today. I hope they won’t be shot by troops loyal to Obama and his lackeys, like the peaceful protesters in Yemen. I hope they won’t be beheaded by thugs armed by Obama for using social media to fight the power, like that Journalist in Mexico.

(Information drawn from personal statements to me from an asset who smuggled Cocaine for the C.I.A. during the Reagan era was used in this report.)

(Information drawn from personal statements to me from a US Special Forces soldier who worked undercover in Honduras during the Iran-Contra operation was used in this report.)

Links are repeated here and below in Comment 1:

Obama’s Ambassador met with Al Qaeda founder on Friday: http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4020

Rumsfeld invited Al Qaeda leader to Pentagon: http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/10/21/rumsfelds-defense-department-invited-anwar-al-awlaki-into-pentagon-after-911/

March massacre: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12804552

Editor in Mexico killed for reporting via social media: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_DRUG_WAR_MEXICO?SITE=NCKIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Iran-Contra smuggler: http://www.ncoic.com/clinton.htm

President claims to be thinking about allowing India access to the man who admitted killing 21 of their citizens while carrying out a Racist attack against Jews for the US Government. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-11/india/29646721_1_pakistani-canadian-david-headley-chicago-court

Headley wants US to start a war against Pakistan: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-08/india/29633162_1_tahawwur-rana-david-headley-major-iqbal

US Ambassador met with the founder of AQAP Friday, then AQAP cut a boy’s hand off Sunday: http://yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=4117&MainCat=3

by normanb

Fracking Industry, Shale Pipeline, Weapons Industry, Siemens & The Nation mag (?!) Introduce MSNBC’s New Far-Right Propaganda show

10:48 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Fracking Industry, Shale Pipeline, Weapons Industry, Siemens & The Nation mag (?!) Introduce MSNBC’s New Far-Right Propaganda show — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

I just watched the debut of MSNBC’s Up With Chris Hayes show. Let me be the first to say, what a disgusting piece of salesmanship! The fracking commercial so authoritatively showed how fossil fuel companies intend to drill under our drinking water sources, because they’re so nice and green. Pollution/Weapons manufacturer General Electric and Microsoft/Bill Gates own MSNBC. Advertiser Siemens is also in the Pollution business.

The most striking thing about this sham pretending to be Journalism was its censorship. MSNBC and other media blacked out news coverage of the Occupation of Wall Street (censorship that Keith Olbermann complained about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4QUePfHFQY&feature=player_embedded). They blocked out the Facebook photo of the bloodied Tortured face of a protester held face down on pavement by a brutal officer. They ignored the twelve protesters massacred today by President Obama’s puppet’s marksmen in Yemen. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44650358/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/#.Tn3fqU9ZbJw

Of course, I’ve heard Hayes shill in the past. I saw him triumphantly glowing on the Rachel Maddow Show, reactionary to President Barack Obama’s boasts about his order for Premeditated Murder of a Muslim, a member of the Bin Laden Oil Dynasty of Saudi Arabia and Yemen. But it troubles me to see The Nation magazine endorse Right-wing propaganda. This show is another cheerleader for the Obama reelection campaign.

So, here we have a magazine that’s nominally Progressive (it does publish the brilliant reporting of Jeremy Scahill), but when faced with the magazine’s Editor-at-Large Chris Hayes’s decision to go to work for a political campaign one year and two months before the election, The [presumably nonpartisan] Nation, instead of dismissing Hayes from his post for the Conflict of Interest, wished him luck and sent a guest from the magazine for his first show, to help push the Right-wing propaganda. http://www.thenation.com/article/161562/congratulations-washington-editor-chris-hayes-msnbcs-new-host

(This is not the first time The Nation has veered off to the Right way too far for my comfort. In the 1872 US Presidential Election campaign and before it, President Ulysses S. Grant and the Radical Republicans crusaded for Black [male adult] suffrage. But The Nation magazine, newspaper publisher/Presidential candidate Horace Greeley, and the Liberal Republicans insisted that Black people who were illiterate should be barred from voting. What’s “Liberal” about that?! It’s not Liberal: Sometimes words are used to deceive.)

Most of the two-hour Chris Hayes show consisted of several guests sitting around a table pushing MSNBC’s Party line for the week. [That's the Party line of the Republicrat Party.] Hayes’s guests made the exact same points as talking heads on MSNBC’s other shows did this week. Some were the same people. Their message was “we need Obama.” The Nation‘s commercials claim that it has “Liberal bias,” but here it is supporting a far-Right candidate more than a year before the election, without even bothering to find out who the Left-wing candidates are. That’s “bias” alright, but not “Liberal bias.”

MSNBC’s shows (the ones that aren’t Right-wing propaganda about cops and prisons) all opine that Obama, with his warring against all Muslim countries, his endorsement of Slavery and massacres ignored by US troops in Bahrain, his attacks on Human Rights, his deadly criminal treatment of Haiti/Somalia/Yemen … every MSNBC show claims that only this neo-Fascist nightmare can save us from terrible stupid crazy Tea Partiers.

MSNBC’s been claiming that for a long time. Now, they’re overtly campaigning for Obama, and it’s still a year and two months before the election: MSNBC doesn’t even know who the Liberal candidates may be, but it’s forcefully trying to trick naive Liberals and uninformed college students into falling for the MSNBC/Obama Campaign: “It’s-Fascist-or-Crazy-or-Nothing!

(Wednesday evening, MSNBC was forced against its will to start covering the Troy Davis execution by firedoglake shaming them, and Democracy Now! reporting on it. MSNBC host Al Sharpton was missing from his own show at 6 pm: He was on Democracy Now!, down in Georgia, trying to save Troy Davis’s life. Here’s my MyFDL Diary on the subject at the time: “Racist Premeditated Murder Pits KKK, Obama Democrats & MSNBC against Pope, Carter, Tutu, Sessions, Barr, Basic Human Decency” http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/09/21/racist-premeditated-murder-pits-kkk-obama-democrats-msnbc-against-pope-carter-tutu-sessions-barr-basic-human-decency/ Both Rachel Maddow and Chris “the Dumb Guy” Matthews had to – “unexpectedly,” she said – come back on the air and cover the Davis Murder, during the time slots when their shows would usually re-air the earlier broadcasts. On Matthews’s 7 pm show, he had endorsed Davis’s killing. On the Troy Davis’s Death Certificate, the cause of death is listed as “Homocide.”)

The panel on the Chris Hayes show lamented the Republican crowd cheering Rick Perry’s boasts of Premeditated Murders [Capital Punishment]. But for some reason, none on the panel compared it to the Democratic crowd cheering Obama’s boasts of Premeditated Murder [Targeted Assassination] of a Muslim. (Rachel Maddow also used the Perry death cheer incident for misleading Right-wing propaganda, which I’ll cover in a different Diary.) One Hayes show graphic showed the top ten countries in executions, with the US in the middle of those. The Obama regime’s puppet far-Right dictatorships in Yemen and Somalia also made the top ten. So, instead of fifth, if you include its satellites, the US is third.

http://ourtimes.wordpress.com/2009/05/29/executions-in-2008/

Top 10 countries for executions in 2010

To be balanced, guests on the show made sure to note that the Death Penalty can be good. One panelist, Ezra Klein, noted that that the “Death Penalty doesn’t work … ” but then went on to insert Right-wing propaganda “… the way Communism doesn’t work.” He said that Communism failed everywhere it was tried. This brings me to longstanding propaganda in this country: That Communism=Left. I have here on my desk a 1940 reprint of “A Popular Essay In Marxist Strategy and Tactics” written in 1920 by V.I. Lenin. The book is titled “Left-Wing” Communism, an Infantile Disorder. Lenin obviously detested the Left.

So, Lenin, who founded the Soviet Union, was no Leftist. Stalin who succeeded him purged the Left. Later leaders locked up poets Yevgeny Yevteshenko and Alexander Ginsberg, for being too far Left. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/720049/posts “Red” China’s Cultural Revolution purged artists, free thinkers, Leftists. What was “tried” in the Soviet Union and China was far-Right dictatorship, and propaganda. I don’t want it.

No one on the Hayes panel pointed out that Mitt Romney, the candidate who beats Obama in head-to-head polls, is the one major candidate to the Left of Obama. I say this having lived under both of them for several years, Romney here in Massachusetts, and Obama here in the United States.

Romney signed the world’s first Gay Marriage bill into law. Last I heard, Obama is still against it. Romney enacted the most far-Left health care law of any state in the US (though Vermont has passed us on that by now). Obama enacted the most far-Right health care policy of any country in the world. In one of the debates, Romney spoke out against the Wars and said he doesn’t want citizens who make under $100,000/year to pay any taxes at all. Obama is a warmonger and wants citizens who make under $100,000/year to continue paying Social Security tax at a rate that’s at least ten times as high as what he and his fellow millionaires pay. In fact …

… If you paid taxes on less than $100,000 in earnings in 2009, then you paid a 55-times-higher rate in Social Security taxes than President Obama did. Oh, but Obama said he wants to end that unfair disparity, in 2019! He knows it’s unfair and he wants to fix it someday, long after he’s out of office, after he and his contributors have made money on the unfairness for almost another decade. As I said, I’ve lived a long time under both of them: Mitt Romney is far to the Left of Barack Obama.

Unfortunately, Romney like Obama is quite – how can I put this diplomatically – truth challenged. We heard two things about Mitt Romney here before he ran for Governor. People warned that he was a Mormon. But actually, that never came up in his governing at all. Others bragged of his “bringing the Olympics to Utah.” But to me, that didn’t seem like something to brag about: Utah was famous as home to a Conservative religion, but to get the Olympics people on the International Olympic Committee were Bribed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Winter_Olympic_bid_scandal (Don’t get misread me – I support Jill Stein for President.)

When Chris Hayes fills in for Rachel Maddow, one can tell that their words are exactly the same: There’s no difference. It’s seamless. They even look the same. We can see that on MSNBC, we don’t have actual reporters or journalists or editorials, we don’t have Rachel or Chris, the real person; we have someone reading a script from the propaganda arm of a weapons manufacturer, trying to manipulate us into thinking and doing things profitable to the Weapons Industry.

That reminds me, tomorrow morning on Up With Chris Hayes, he’ll talk with someone about the Constitutional Convention Conference. This Conference fills me with great hope, the reason for which I’ll write about in a separate column; but Hayes will not be reporting on how Progressives can uses Article Five Constitutional Conventions to take over. No, he’ll be talking to Koch brothers ally Mark Meckler.

The name of the show is Up With Chris Hayes. I say “Down with Chris Hayes!” What a load of crap!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44650358/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/#.Tn3fqU9ZbJw

http://www.thenation.com/article/161562/congratulations-washington-editor-chris-hayes-msnbcs-new-host

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/09/21/racist-premeditated-murder-pits-kkk-obama-democrats-msnbc-against-pope-carter-tutu-sessions-barr-basic-human-decency/

http://ourtimes.wordpress.com/2009/05/29/executions-in-2008/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Winter_Olympic_bid_scandal

by normanb

Democratic Party Strikes Again: Obama Thugs Torturing and Murdering Peaceful Yemeni Democracy Advocates

6:50 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

Democratic Party Strikes Again: Obama Thugs Torturing and Murdering Peaceful Yemeni Democracy Advocates — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

Turn to Al-Jazeera. Right Now. What’s happening in the Midwest and Libya pale in comparison to our President’s War Crimes. Stop watching Japan. This is our President having people shot for peacefully insisting that they deserve democracy. Go Democrats!

by normanb

Our International Shame: The 5th Fleet: Quit Disgracing the US and Get the Hell Out

7:26 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Our International Shame: The 5th Fleet: Quit Disgracing the US and Get the Hell Out — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

Now let me get this straight: President Obama has to keep letting his hired thugs murder pro-democracy demonstrators because Bahrain is “home to our 5th Fleet.” Torturing doctors, reporters, students, all that is cool too, I guess.

http://news.firedoglake.com/2011/02/17/bahraini-massacre-met-with-little-more-than-concern-from-us/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/17/tiananmen-update-obama-thugs-torture-journalists-activists-and-murder-pro-democracy-protesters-in-yemen-bahrain/

And in Yemen, there’s a Muslim American who’s suspected of inspiring a fake bomb. So, then, Obama must allow US money to pay his goons to Torture and murder peaceful citizens and crush democracy there, right?

Yemen wasn’t even a real country, it was imposed by the US. That’s why it has secessionist movements in both North and South Yemen, they were two different countries until 20 years ago. They are ethnically and culturally quite different from each other.

The 5th Fleet needs to be in the Persian Gulf, we’re told, to help remove Oil that rightfully belongs in the ground, but if it’s out of the ground, it belongs to people in the Middle East, not us.

The 5th Fleet was formed in 1944. The United Nations was founded in 1945. One UN International Law removed from the charter before final ratification was the passage that would have made Slavery a Crime against Humanity. That provision was taken out because of the prevalence of Slavery on the Arabian Peninsula and in the Persian Gulf. They decided that where we get our Oil trumps whether or not Slavery is a Crime.

Despite the fact that the UN passed on performing its duty, Slavery IS a Crime against Humanity, one that Obama and the 5th Fleet carry out to our eternal disgrace.

And those who lie about being “Liberal” or “Progressive” or “favoring Human Rights” sit around calling President Obama “our candidate” or “our crook,” wimpishly claiming that Obama’s brand of brutality and Fascism is the only thing that can save us from the even worse Fascism favored by stupid people who believe that dinosaurs walked with humans.

Most people only think about the Slaves when they see the camel races. That was an easy fix. Now robots have replaced the Slave jockeys, tiny boys from Darfur, Bangladesh, Pakistan, or India. Now that the camel jockeys are out of sight, Slavery is ignored. The Bahrain Government claimed it was ending Slavery two years ago…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/06/bahrain-ending-slavery-fo_n_197775.html

…then six months later, Russia busted a Slave shipment:
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090212/120103368.html

If you are an American, please examine the Slavery paradigm that Pres. Obama and the 5th Fleet are endorsing. As you’ll find out if you read on, more than half the people in Bahrain are Slaves, most of them from India. Most non-Slaves are Shiites, and thereby face discrimination from the Sunni minority. But most Sunnis are not in the tribe of the ruling dynasty, so they too face discrimination. (If you’re a Democrat, you might want to read these links later, or not at all, they’re pretty sickening.)

http://gvnet.com/humantrafficking/Bahrain.htm

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?col=&section=opinion&xfile=data/opinion/2009/March/opinion_March51.xml

http://byshr.org/?p=56%23more-56

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/invisible-victims-of-trafficking-1.264267

http://bahraini.tv/2006/08/07/human-trafficking-claimed/

And now the Obama thugs are massacring the pro-democracy demonstrators, as well as Torturing doctors trying to treat their victims and journalists trying to expose their murderous barbarism. Some of those teargassed students will never recover.

http://my.firedoglake.com/athena1/2011/02/18/the-un-should-be-prepared-to-step-in-to-defend-the-people-of-bahrain/#recommend-40-29827

I can think of a couple of reasons why the US supports Slavery and civilian massacres. One is Robert Gates, and the other is George Mitchell. Secretary of Defense Gates is heavily invested in Oil, and the US Military is by far the biggest buyer of petroleum in the world. If Gates tried to make peace, he’d lose money. But don’t worry, there’s not much chance of that. If the US Military switched to clean fuel, Russia would lose power and Iran would go broke – the only way Iran can afford to work on its Nuclear program at all is if the US Military keeps buying Oil.

George Mitchell is President Obama’s Middle East “Peace” Envoy. His business partner was convicted of Bribery in Azerbaijan, trying to get that country’s Oil. Think of the enormous dishonesty it took for President Obama to hire two men which such flagrant Conflicts of Interest over Oil, and then to install them between US and peace.

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2010/05/09/obama-administration-profiteers-getting-filthy-rich-on-oil-explosions/

by normanb

Tiananmen Update: Obama Thugs Torture Journalists, Activists; and Murder Pro-Democracy Protesters

12:32 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Tiananmen Update: Obama Thugs Torture Journalists, Activists; and Murder Pro-Democracy Protesters — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

In Yemen and Bahrain, Government forces loyal to President Obama [and to his puppet dictators Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Al Khalifa Dynasty, respectively] are now Torturing journalists and activists [with beatings, rubber bullets, teargas, other methods]. Obama’s thugs are murdering many peaceful pro-democracy protesters.

Al Jazeera’s live “crawl” info across the bottom of its screen gives the running death toll. Enforcers armed by the Obama Administration are also attacking non-violent democracy demonstrators in Iraq.

President Obama tonight (in a move that was hypocritical, irresponsible, and deceptive) seized on reports of violence in Iran for an opportunity to lie publicly about the revolution in Egypt. Obama claimed that the Iranian Government’s response differed from the Egyptian Government’s response in that the Egyptian forces had refrained from shooting at the protesters.

That was a blatant lie. A Suleiman thug shot a journalist through the head, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama still supported turning the Egyptian Government over from Mubarak to Suleiman. The latest count says the Obama-Suleiman thugs murdered 364 Egyptian activists and reporters.

The President also pretended to be unaware that his forces (people he’s paying) are Torturing and killing peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators in Yemen, Bahrain, and Iraq.

The US Administration seems determined to stay on the wrong side of history. Secretary Clinton this week assured the Yemeni Government that hundreds of millions of dollars more in weapons are coming, apparently to aid in the crackdown on democracy.

The US has sent Coward Drones, operated by cowards in the US and elsewhere, to kill and terrorize the people of Yemen, the poorest populace in the Middle East.

The $170 million the Obama Administration gave Saleh last year comprises two-thirds of the quarter-billion dollars the US sent him in the past decade. Hence, the thugs Torturing and murdering peaceful civilians there for merely asserting their Human Rights are American forces, contract killers for the Greater Chicago area, paid by US.

President Obama has claimed that his position as President of Greater Chicago [and de facto leader of the Daley Machine/Capone Syndicate] grants him authority to order gangland-style hits – assassinations against Muslims anywhere in the world.

The President has been especially adamant on his presumed righteousness in sending hitmen into Yemen, where he intends to have his thugs murder American-born Pentagon confidant Anwar Al-Awlaki. Obama alleges that Al-Awlaki “inspired” a crime and a fake bomb.

http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/10/21/rumsfelds-defense-department-invited-anwar-al-awlaki-into-pentagon-after-911/

There allegedly was a time when the United States stood for something more. I’ve been conditioned to believe there was a time when the US Government did not order hitmen to murder people merely suspected of crime. That same system had me believing that Americans don’t Torture. President Pinocchio said as much.

The US news media, I’m conditioned to believe, used to report when the Government was involved in corruption. Now, every day, Al Jazeera demonstrates how inept US reporting has become. In 1991, CNN rocketed to prominence because it was the only US 24-hour news network. Now, 20 years later, we have none. US media falling down on the job propelled Al Jazeera to prominence, as Americans got a taste of legitimate journalism not even being attempted by ABCNNBCBS or Fox.

The Democratic Party, I think, used to complain about corruption in Government. The Democratic Party, I think, used to stand up against Torture and injustice. The Democratic Party used to stand for honesty and decency. Times sure have changed.