Monday, September 27, 2010

September 27 2010 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: 'Mine Enemy Grows Older But Doesn't Seem To Learn Much' - Elves, Gnomes... Surveillance

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Cabale News ServiceSeptember 27 2010 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: 'Mine Enemy Grows Older But Doesn't Seem To Learn Much' - Elves, Gnomes, Little Men, And The American Surveillance State

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There are going to be protests in Chicago and Indianapolis today after the extent of FBI spying on the US antiwar movement is exposed in the media. Samples of some organizations response to this below

There is going to be legislation introduced in the House and Senate soon attempting to legitimize full time snooping on the internet, Facebook, Twitter, by the DOJ and other law enforcement agencies, to the same extent that they have the legal right to tap your phone.

"DragonStrike" is underway.... That's the moniker given to the NATO/American military surge operation in Kandahar. Winter is coming and Western forces are attempting to drive the Talib into the mountains. A good tactic causing attrition and morale breakdown (but the Talib undoubtedly have friends in the mountains too)

The House of Representatives will wait until after the elections to discuss the repeal of the Bush administration passed tax breaks for the wealthy.

Good luck with that 'Restraint" thing - The moratorium on Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem is over and the construction has already begun. Israel's Prime Minister and the US have begged the Israeli settlers to show restraint.

The Obama administration is attempting to stop the federal suit preventing the administration from issuing an assassination order on the American Islamic preacher, Anwar al-Awlaki, currently believed to be holed up in Yemen.

Travus mentions REX 84, the US government's lesser known spy-and-detain US citizens order... More information about that HERE.

More news and a sampling of responses to the FBI's spying on legitimate activist groups around the U.S.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, for some odd reason (objections by the U.S.), WILL NOT ask Israel to become a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

The New York Times has some information on the Kandahar 'Surge'

While the Pentagon drugs and abandons it's over-medicated-for-easy-programming soldiers
SEATTLE - Along with his rifle and armor, Army Spc. Jeremy Morlock relied on a bag of prescription medications to help him get through a treacherous year in Afghanistan, where his body was rattled by bomb attacks.

In May, when Morlock was questioned about alleged war crimes, his prescription drugs included two anti-depressants, a potent muscle relaxer, two sleep medications and a pain reliever infused with codeine, according to a list provided by his defense attorney.

In two interviews with investigators, the 22-year-old Alaskan made a series of stunning allegations that implicated him and four other soldiers in what Army prosecutors assert were premeditated plans to murder three Afghan civilians.

These statements now form a central part of the Army's case against the five soldiers.

In a hearing scheduled for Monday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Morlock's civilian defense attorney, Michael Waddington, is expected to argue that his client's statements should be discounted because they were given while Morlock was under the influence of some of these drugs.

"We pulled at least 10 prescriptions out of his bag. They were giving these out like candy," Waddington said. "His memory of events is very foggy."

Other lawyers who have reviewed the statements, one of which was on videotape, said Morlock sometimes sounded confused and the information he provided was sometimes contradictory... MORE
Meanwhile, Soldiers WHO DO recollect their experiences on the field of battle are being suppressed and censored:
Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer's memoir

September 25, 2010
By Chris Lawrence and Padma Rama, CNN

'Operation Dark Heart' describes Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer's time in Afghanistan leading a black-ops team.

The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday.

"DoD decided to purchase copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. April Cunningham said.

In a statement to CNN, Cunningham said defense officials observed the September 20 destruction of about 9,500 copies of Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer's new memoir "Operation Dark Heart."

Shaffer says he was notified Friday about the Pentagon's purchase.

"The whole premise smacks of retaliation," Shaffer told CNN on Saturday. "Someone buying 10,000 books to suppress a story in this digital age is ludicrous."

Shaffer's publisher, St. Martin's Press, released a second printing of the book that it said had incorporated some changes the government had sought "while redacting other text he (Shaffer) was told was classified."

From single words and names to entire paragraphs, blacked out lines appear throughout the book's 299 pages.

CNN obtained a memo from the Defense Intelligence Agency dated August 6 in which Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess claims the DIA tried for nearly two months to get a copy of the manuscript. Burgess said the DIA's investigation "identified significant classified information, the release of which I have determined could reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to national security."

Burgess said the manuscript contained secret activities of the U.S. Special Operations Command, CIA and National Security Agency.

Shaffer's lawyer, Mark Zaid, said earlier this month that the book was reviewed by Shaffer's military superiors prior to publication.

"There was a green light from the Army Reserve Command," Zaid told CNN.

But intelligence agencies apparently raised objections when they received copies of the book. MORE
All the while, the U.S. and it's NATO cronies continue to ignore territorial boundaries of nations in the region.
NATO helicopters entered Pakistan to kill insurgents

KABUL (Reuters) - Two NATO helicopters killed 30 insurgents on Pakistani soil after a rare manned pursuit across the border from Afghanistan, NATO forces said Sunday. [More]

The DemoRatic apparatchik begin to stream down the American ship-of-state's hawsers: "Rahm Emanuel leading exodus of Obama aides from White House"... ...while the GOP's "Arrogant" 'Pledge to America' gets a closer look from the Washington Post

In the South, a former female Brazilian guerrilla is set to be the world's most powerful woman... Perhaps as soon as next Sunday, as Brazil gets ready to vote and throw off the yoke of it's former police-state status
Brazil looks likely to elect an extraordinary leader next weekend

By Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Sunday, 26 September 2010

The world's most powerful woman will start coming into her own next weekend. Stocky and forceful at 63, this former leader of the resistance to a Western-backed military dictatorship (which tortured her) is preparing to take her place as President of Brazil.

As head of state, president Dilma Rousseff would outrank Angela Merkel, Germany's Chancellor, and Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State: her enormous country of 200 million people is revelling in its new oil wealth. Brazil's growth rate, rivalling China's, is one that Europe and Washington can only envy.

Her widely predicted victory in next Sunday's presidential poll will be greeted with delight by millions. It marks the final demolition of the "national security state", an arrangement that conservative governments in the US and Europe once regarded as their best artifice for limiting democracy and reform. It maintained a rotten status quo that kept a vast majority in poverty in Latin America while favouring their rich friends... More at Independent UK

Now... About that FBI "Spying and Lying":

The FBI in the United States has raided the homes of a number of US anti-war activists on what has been called, by most observers, "a fishing expedition:

The Chicago Tribune's initial reports are HERE

Activists immediately began to speak out

Here are a few choice words from PETA. “The use of McCarthyite tactics against PETA and other groups that speak out against ...

...and the Catholics, on the stalking of the Ploughshares Direct Action Project/Catholic Worker.
When asked about the investigation into the activities of several Catholic Worker groups, he (Michael Komba) said: "Technically, Catholic Workers are more pacifists, but some do more activist work. I can see looking into it, but calling it a terrorist organization? That's (going) way too far."

He also said he was glad the Justice Department's report was issued because the "FBI needs to be held accountable." He said he was troubled by many other incidents of FBI investigations especially since 9/11.

That the Casa Maria Catholic Worker house was even mentioned in the report, he said, was "surprising."

"It was special in a weird way," he said, adding that it makes him "a little worried."

He said Casa Maria members are primarily involved in providing shelter to homeless women and refugee students, and distributing food and clothing in the city along with anti-war protests. In Full @ US Catholic
A 'fishing expedition? Of COURSE IT IS!

Anti-Fascist organizations make note of the operation's similarity to the infamous COINTELPRO operations of the 60s and 70s

Bill Fisher, former State Department, at The World According To Bill Fisher notes the FBI's bald faced lies:
FBI Caught Fibbing!

"The FBI was quick to revert to defensive mode. An FBI spokesman, Michael Kortan, said that the report’s most important finding was that after “an exhaustive review of hundreds of investigative decisions the FBI made after the Sept. 11 attacks,” the IG’s office “did not uncover even a single instance where the FBI targeted any group based on the exercise of a First Amendment right."
"For example, in the case of the 2002 Pittsburgh protest, The Times reports that an FBI agent who attended the event filed a two-page account labeled “results of investigation of Pittsburgh antiwar activity.”

It detailed leafleting by people associated with the Thomas Merton Center, The Times wrote, which the agent described as a “left-wing organization” that advocated pacifism, to protest the coming Iraq war.

The account described the leaflets as making such claims as that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and raised questions about whether the center was linked to Muslims.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is arguably the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. Pittsburgh’s Thomas Merton Center began in 1972 to protest the continuation of the war in Vietnam. The Center raised funds for medical aid to Indochina and provided information for schools and religious education programs on racism, poverty, and war.

The Times notes that, after the ACLU made the report public, the bureau’s press office told reporters that the agent attended the protest “as a direct result of information provided to the F.B.I. related to an ongoing investigation.”

Later, the FBI director, Robert S. Mueller III, told Congress that the agent was trying to “identify an individual who happened to be, we believed, in attendance at that rally.”

But the inspector general found this story to be false: a supervisor had sent the agent to the protest as a “make-work” assignment to see if any subjects of Pittsburgh terrorism investigations “happened to show up without having any reason to think any of them would be there.”" More Here
More lies from the Justice Department, and a list of some of the 'threats' to America from New American:
Among those targeted were the anti-war Thomas Merton Center, the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers), the Catholic Worker, Greenpeace, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and an individual Quaker peace activist.

According to the Inspector General, there was "little or no basis" for the investigations. In Full

...and in local news... Ah! Skool is back in session!
Dance Party assaulted by police on UCSC campus

September 27th 2010

SANTA CRUZ, California – On Friday evening, a crowd of people gathered together at Porter College at UCSC for a dance party. Approximately a half hour in, dancers began moving the sound system to begin a roving dance party, with a crowd of approximately 150. As it rolled through a parking lot, a police cruiser began tightly following the dancers. Some grabbed a hold of fencing material off the side of the road, and dragged to the center of the road, (intended to be used as some sort of barricade between the cruiser and the people). The crowd moved on and walked down an open-air corridor between two rows of dormitories. The sound system settled in the center of the corridor for a several minutes as the party continued.

Without any warning, the crowd began rushing away from the sound system and the scattered array of 5 or 6 police. The police began knocking people down on the ground and grabbing any terrified person running away from them. One bystander was leaving the scene as a police officer aggressively grabbed the person. The bystander tried to escape the certain arrest, and the resulting inertia knocked the police officer on her rear-end. As of now three people have been arrested, at least one has been charged with “attempted lynching,” which means someone who tries to de-arrest someone, and assaulting an officer. (Source)
Update Septamber 25 2010: "All three are currently out of jail!"

While in the rest of America Jesus' General points out there IS a certain kind of justice lacking in the U.S. so-called judicial system:
September 23 2010: "Tonight, we showed the world, once again, that we are still that shining city on the hill. Ignoring world-wide pleas to do otherwise, we embraced our most basic values and principles by executing a mentally disabled woman.

Teresa Lewis had an IQ of 72. That's just 2 points above the number needed to be officially deemed "mentally retarded."

But that did not stop the good patriots of Virginia from executing her. "She was involved in a murder," they cried, "and by God, she must be killed--Do not deny us the vicarious thrill of killing in the name of justice!"

Lewis wasn't the first mentally disabled person to be executed. We've proudly killed many others before her. Here's a short list of a few of them..." In Full @ Jesus General


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