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TORTURE/WAR CRIMES

May 20 04:29

“One of the Most Severely Traumatized Individuals I Have Ever Seen”

U.S. Navy Reserve Doctor on Gina Haspel Torture Victim: “One of the Most Severely Traumatized Individuals I Have Ever Seen”

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May 19 17:41

Diary of a Palestinian girl: The raids

What's it like living with the constant fear of raids? Here's the second episode of our new series following Janna, an 11-year-old journalist living in Nabi Saleh, a small village in the West Bank.

May 19 12:22

IDF Snipers Ordered to Shoot Palestinian Children, Israeli General Confirms

Lets be clear as to implications.

When they ” shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders.”

What this means is that the Netanyahu government ordered the killing of children. The guidelines adopted by the IDF were approved at the highest levels of the Israeli government.

We are dealing with crimes against humanity and the self-proclaimed “international community” applauds. Western leaders, not to mention the media, are complicit: the consensus is that “Israel has the right to defend itself” …. by killing children.

Through omission, the Western media does not mention the words “Gaza Massacre”. You won’t see it. The Palestinians are described as “terrorists”. The lie become the truth!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you mame and kill children, you mame and kill the future of that society of which those children were a part; this is one of the many-faceted elements of Israel's "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian Problem".

May 19 10:14

UN Votes to Send War Crimes Investigators to Gaza

The United Nations' top human rights body has voted to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces.

A resolution calling on the UN Human Rights Council to "urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry" was backed on Friday by 29 members.

The members - United States and Australia - voted against and 14 abstained.

Investigators must "investigate all alleged violations and abuses ... in the context of the military assaults on large scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018", the approved resolution said.

May 19 09:52

Gaza and Palestine 101 for Americans

By Chris Kanthan

One should ask, “Why are Palestinians protesting?” before cheering for their death in Gaza. Blaming Hamas is a talking point that hides many facts and realities. In the last few days, 85 Palestinians have been shot to death and 2000+ have been shot and wounded — including 200 doctors, paramedics and journalists — by Israeli snipers. Number of Israelis injured: ZERO!...

May 19 09:46

Israel Won’t Cooperate With UN Probe on Gaza Killings

Israeli officials announced Friday that they will completely refuse all cooperation with the new UN probe into the Nakba Day killings of 61 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border. The protesters were killed by Israeli troops.

A UN Security Council resolution failed to agree on the probe, when it was vetoed by the United States. The UN Human Rights Council, where no veto power exists, held a special session agreeing to send international investigators into the probe.

It was the deadliest single day in the Gaza Strip since the 2014 Israeli invasion. The incident lead to substantial international outcry. Israeli officials argued that the number of deaths were themselves of no consequence, likening it to killing Nazis.

May 18 13:16

Gina Haspel Said Only One Detainee’s Torture Was Taped. She’s Wrong.

Donald Trump’s chosen CIA chief claimed the torture tapes she helped destroy showed one detainee’s torture. But she oversaw the torture of a second taped detainee.

It seemed like a small misstatement, the sort anyone makes from time to time, but it might augur much for Gina Haspel’s relationship with the truth as Donald Trump’s potential next CIA director.

All the available evidence, to include declassified CIA documents, indicates that two detainees had their torture at the hands of the CIA recorded on 92 agency videotapes in 2002 at a black site Haspel eventually ran. The vast majority of the tapes showed Abu Zubaydah’s torture. A few showed the torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, whose waterboarding and other torture occurred under Haspel’s command as chief of base at the Thailand secret prison she ran between October and December 2002.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The choice of Haspel was perfectly logical, on Trump's part.

He is telegraphing perpetual wars, "seasoned" with torture, will be the rule of the day, and the rule of law, and the Geneva Conventions, be damned.

And I would like you to think about this, particularly if you have family in the military.

When this country tortures, or outsources it , there are two results. First, the rest of the world understands that the humanitarian values, this country claims it practices, are practiced in the breach, not in their observance.
Second, when this country tortures, or outsources torture, it gives a country's leadership carte blanche to do precisely the same to American citizens, or our military.

Back in World War II, there was a German interrogator, Hans Scharff, who never, ever used torture:
Wikipedia: Hans Scharff

He was lauded for his humanitarian treatment of American and British POWS, and would take them out on day passes for cultural events, and feed them decently. At the end of the war, he was so highly respected by the US government and military, that he was invited to teach his methods at military bases all over the country.

Torture doesn't work, and will only get the tortured person to say what he or she thinks the torturer wants to hear to get the torture to stop, and very rarely produces actionable results. People who torture like to hurt people, because they can, and psychologically "get off" on the process, and know that they will be able to get away with it with impunity.

The fact that he and his advisors chose a Torquemada archetype, as the Director of the CIA, rather than a Scharff archetype, does not bode well for American foreign policy any time soon.

May 18 09:22

Arab League demands international probe into Israeli 'crimes'

The Arab League called Thursday for an international probe into alleged crimes by Israeli forces against Palestinians following mass protests on the Gaza border that saw dozens of demonstrators killed.

Tens of thousands have protested along Gaza's border with Israel since March 30 calling for Palestinian refugees to be able to return to their homes now inside Israel.

The largest demonstrations coincided with the move of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, which saw Israeli forces kill some 60 Palestinians.

May 18 09:13

UN to investigate possible Israeli war crimes after Gaza massacre

Human Rights Council votes to investigate Israeli response to protests that killed scores of Palestinians

May 17 11:08

Senate Panel Endorses Gina Haspel, Despite Her Facilitation of Torture

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 10-5 to support Gina Haspel’s nomination today, despite the fact that her facilitation of torture should disqualify her from assuming the role of CIA director.

Next the full Senate will make a final decision on Haspel’s nomination in a vote that is expected to take place next week but could occur as early as tomorrow.

In her testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9, Haspel insisted that the CIA’s interrogation program during the Bush administration was legal. Haspel, a 33-year CIA veteran, argued that it could not be determined whether torture was effective to gain intelligence. She refused to state categorically that torture is immoral. And she never condemned the torture program in which she participated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Haspel wins the nomination of the Senate on this appointment, consider the international rules of law having completely thrown out by the Trump Administration. We will then witness more continuous US-led wars for resources, to which this country has absolutely no moral right, and the return to the draft, both for our young men... and young women.

And with that will come more waterboarding, and more torture, and more abuses both at home and abroad.

May 17 11:07

Is love or politics behind Putin’s promotion of Chabad?

JTA — When even Russian policemen had to pass security checks to enter the Sochi Winter Olympics, Rabbi Berel Lazar was waved in without ever showing his ID.

Lazar, a Chabad-affiliated chief rabbi of Russia, was invited to the opening ceremony of the games last month by President Vladimir Putin’s office. But since the event was on Shabbat, Lazar initially declined the invitation, explaining he was prevented from carrying documents, among other religious restrictions.

So Putin ordered his staff to prepare an alternative entrance and security-free route just for the rabbi, according to one of Lazar’s top associates, Rabbi Boruch Gorin.

May 17 11:05

Weak-Kneed Russian Response to US Jerusalem Embassy Opening

Putin just loves Israel!
Trump’s moving of Washington’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, an international city, demands universal condemnation.

Not from Russia, notably not after Putin shamefully welcomed Ziofascist Netanyahu as an honored guest in Moscow for the 73rd Great Patriotic War triumph commemoration.

On Monday while Israeli soldiers were massacring Gazans, Russia failed to condemn it – nor Great Friday March of Return Friday mass-killings since March 30, nor moving Washington’s Israeli embassy to Jerusalem.

Palestinians are isolated on their own, struggling valiantly against a ruthless occupier, committing high crimes with impunity because the world community fails to stop them.

May 17 10:50

Ron Paul - Israel Created Hamas

US Congressman Ron Paul - Israel created Hamas to destabilize Arafat who was very powerful at the time

Zionism is a geopolitical movement founded a little over 100 years ago by Theodore Herzl & pushed forward by the Rothschilds.

Look up Jews Against Zionism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNLJY-...

May 17 10:48

How Israel helped create Hamas

Controlled Opposition.

Hamas launched in 1988 in Gaza at the time of the first intifada, or uprising, with a charter now infamous for its anti-Semitism and its refusal to accept the existence of the Israeli state. But for more than a decade prior, Israeli authorities actively enabled its rise.

May 16 13:20

Live NEWS/PALESTINE Laila Anwar al-Ghandour becomes the face of Gaza carnage

This was caused by Hate!

Laila Anwar al-Ghandour, an eight-month-old baby girl, died of tear-gas inhalation at dawn, Gaza's Ministry of Health says, highlighting international outrage over the killings by Israeli soldiers of 60 Palestinians who joined in a massive protest against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

Laila was the youngest fatality of the demonstrations on Monday, which were held in the run up to the 70th anniversary on Tuesday of the Nakba, or Catastrophe, the day the state of Israel was established on May 15, 1948, forcing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes.

May 16 11:38

Belgium summons Israeli envoy after she calls everyone killed in Gaza bloodshed ‘terrorists’

All the Palestinians, including children, killed in the violence at the Israeli-Gaza border were “terrorists,” Israel’s ambassador to Belgium said. She was called to the foreign ministry shortly after the statement.

Brussels slammed the Israeli envoy to Belgium, Simona Frankel, as she did not mince words in the aftermath of the widely-condemned violence in Gaza, where at least 60 people were killed and more than 2,700 protesters were injured by Israeli fire on Monday.

May 16 09:50

Israeli violence met with global condemnation

As funerals were held in Gaza on Tuesday, Israel’s slaughter of Palestinian protesters the previous day was met with nearly universal condemnation and growing international calls for accountability.

On Tuesday, which marked the annual Palestinian commemoration of Nakba Day, two more protesters – identified as Bilal Budeir Hussein al-Ashram, 17, and Naser Ahmad Mahmoud Ghurab, 51 – were killed during renewed but far smaller protests than those held along Gaza’s eastern perimeter on Monday.

More than 40 others were wounded by live fire and seven children, a paramedic and a journalist were among those reported injured, according to the Palestinian human rights group Al Mezan.

May 16 08:20

Gaza Bloodshed Rises, Hospitals Lack Supplies as Desperation Increases - Sarah Westall

Professor and activist, Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, rejoins the program to share with listeners the on the ground reality in Gaza/Palestine. In the backdrop of the U.S. capital move to Jerusalem, the escalation of war with Iran, and the Israeli bombing in Syria, the Palestinian plight has worsened. Over the last few weeks, the bloodshed has significantly increased with over 100 deaths and over 7000 injuries. The hospitals do not have the necessary supplies to care for the injured which will surely raise the death toll. All of the death and injuries occurred against unarmed civilians resulting in major casualties for the Palestinians and zero injuries for the Israelis. Israelis continue to claim self defense as the world wakens to the insanity of those claims.

May 15 12:50

On US Imperialism, Capitalism and Fascism

By David Pear. If you want to know the untold history of the U.S.A., then a good place to start is with the history of US imperialism in Asia from the mid-19th century until today. Not only will that reveal the history of the criminality of US foreign policy, but it will also reveal the true nature of U.S. capitalism, imperialism, fascism and U.S. wars of aggression: past, present and future. For centuries the U.S. has preached that it believes in democracy, freedom and self-determination, but its actions towards other countries speak louder than words. Internationally the U.S. is a predator and a bully. It subjugates small countries, corrupts them by backing right-wing dictators, and enables death squads to commit mass murder of all suspected dissidents. During the First Cold War leftists, anti-colonialists, nationalists and intellectuals were called "communists" and imprisoned, tortured and executed. Now they are called "terrorists". The foreign policy interests of the U.S.

May 15 09:31

‘Terrible massacre’: Israel kills 59, injures 2,771 Gaza protesters as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

Fifty-nine Palestinian protesters, including seven children under 18, have been killed by Israeli fire during demonstrations on the day of the US embassy's inauguration in Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said Monday.

More than 2,700 protesters have been injured in Gaza on what has been the most violent day of the six week long Great March of Return. Those wounded on Monday include 203 children and 78 women, according to the ministry.

The Palestinian government denounced Monday’s violence as a “terrible massacre” perpetrated “by the forces of the Israeli occupation”, and called for an immediate international intervention to prevent further deaths. A day of national mourning has been declared by the government in Ramallah, to be held Tuesday.

May 15 08:10

You Build A House. Israel Destroys It. You Raise A Child. Israel Kills Him.

The unambiguous absence of morality in the Israeli government is why Putin’s invitation to the greatest immoralist of them all, Netanyahu, to be an honored guest at the Russian celebration of victory over Germany in WW II has done such damage to Putin’s and Russia’s reputation. Russia fought the genocidal Nazis and now honors with presidential invitations the genocidal Netanyahu whose policy is genocide for the Palestinians. And for Syria. And for Iran.

https://www.henrymakow.com/2018/04/-jews-israel-andrussia--brendo.html

May 15 04:36

Prediction of New False-Flag Gas Attack in Syria Seems to Fit US Escalation Plans

If a chemical weapons “attack” comes to pass in the place it has been predicted, it would be the first such provocation blamed on Assad to take place in territory occupied by a foreign power, likely triggering an intensified military response from the U.S.
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>>>While Israel seems to have taken it upon itself to militarily intervene in Syria to prevent the Syrian government from continuing to reclaim its lost territory, the other major powers that have long sought the end of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have seemed to step back from intervening in Syria, unless another chemical weapons attack were to take place and be blamed on Assad.

For that reason, a recent article, published in early May by Russian news agency RIA Novosti, should raise concern, as it exposes alleged plans for another gas-attack provocation in Syria. According to the report, preparations for a staged chemical weapons attack began late last month as civilians were relocated to a territory near Jafra oil field in Eastern Syria, where they will participate in a staged filming of a chemical-weapons attack scene. According to South Front, a U.S. military garrison was recently established in this area. The report, based on the testimony of an anonymous member of the Syrian security services, claimed that an attack was being planned by U.S. security services and would employ “prohibited substances” against a group of civilians.

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May 14 15:00

Bloody Monday: Israeli snipers kill scores of Palestinians and wound 2,400 and fire teargas at 35,000 protesters rallying against the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem overseen by Trump's Middle East envoy Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the use of force on the Gaza border after Israeli snipers killed scores of Palestinians and wounded thousands more.

Today 35,000 protesters rallied against the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem as tear gas and sniper fire rained down.

Every country has the obligation to defend its borders,' Netanyahu said on Twitter.

May 14 07:49

Serbian President Slams NATO Yugoslavia Bombing as More Kids Get Cancer

In 1999 NATO used ordnances containing depleted uranium in their bombardment of then-Yugoslavia in a bid to stop the killings of Albanians in Kosovo. According to Serbian data, they resulted in thousands killed and wounded civilians.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has slammed NATO's bombing campaign against then-Yugoslavia using munitions containing depleted uranium during the opening ceremony of the new Oncological Institute. According to him, Serbian doctors determined that such ordnances have severely affected the health of the country's young population.

"Today in the Oncological Institute I learned that more and more children are diagnosed with cancer in our country. I'll be honest, at first I didn't believe in the depleted uranium theories […] but today, after speaking with doctors, I realized that depleted uranium is among many of the factors that cause cancer during a young age," Vucic said.

May 14 06:20

Israelis kill 38 Gaza protesters ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Thirty-eight Palestinian protesters have been killed by Israeli fire during demonstrations ahead of the US embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said Monday.
More than 1,600 protesters have been injured in Gaza so far on what has been the most violent day of the six week long Great March of Return. Those wounded on Monday include 74 children and 23 women, according to the ministry.

May 14 04:41

ARMS TRADE CAMPAIGNERS CRASH ANNUAL BAE MEETING WITH STARK QUESTIONS ABOUT YEMENI CIVILIANS

The BAE Systems 2018 annual general meeting descended into turmoil after various campaigners representing the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) hijacked the event demanding answers for the liberal use of BAE weapons on schools and hospitals in Yemen

May 14 02:00

SO, SEE?: Special Forces GI Livestreams Himself Being Waterboarded and Claims It Is Not Torture

Special Forces GI Livestreams Himself Being Waterboarded and Claims It Is Not Torture in Support of Trump's CIA Nominee
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Over the weekend, Green Beret Tim Kennedy, a former mixed martial arts fighter, livestreamed the 41-minute footage, which shows him being voluntarily waterboarded and answering questions between sessions. He claimed it proved waterboarding was not torture.

“The reason we are doing this ... is for us to have a conversation. Right now, an amazing hero has been appointed to be director of the CIA and because of that, some of the things she has done are being attacked,” Mr Kennedy said about Ms Haspel.

“If I can change one person’s mind about what torture is and what I would do to protect American freedom, I will do this for years.”

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May 13 09:11

Two Interrogations, Gina Haspel and Adolf Eichmann

Haspel Says CIA Won’t Torture Again as Ray McGovern Is Dragged Out of Hearing
Likewise Eichmann was probed about his obedience when “ordered to do something blatantly illegal.” In a response that augured Haspel’s Senate testimony a half century later, Eichmann told his interrogators:

“You say illegal. Today I have a very different view of things…But then? I wouldn’t have considered any of those actions illegal… If anyone had asked me about it up until May 8, 1945, the end of the war, I’d have said: This government was elected by a majority of the German people…every civilized country on earth had its diplomatic mission. Who is a little man like me to trouble his head about it? I get orders from my superior and I look neither right nor left. That’s not my job. My job is to obey and comply.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watching Ray McGovern, a 78 year old peace activist/grandfather, getting stomped on by Capital Police at the Haspel hearings, in such a way that they deliberately injured him, has given me the clearest image of where my alleged government has gone, and that is full-tilt boogie fascistic.

In terms of international relations, particularly in the Middle East, President Trump has become Netanyahu's ventrilloquist dummy, spouting and supporting everything that Netnayahu says, even when such actions are not for the betterment of We the People, but to support Israel's long-term goals in the region. If President Trump were outsourcing US foreign policy, Netanyahu is the last person on earth who should be guiding it, but at the moment he is.

May 13 06:25

What I saw in Jerusalem

A day before we reached Jerusalem, Israeli forces killed 34 unarmed Palestinians on Gaza border. We decided to interview people in West Jerusalem about those killings.
"Just 34 killed?" Asked one Israeli.
"They should have killed 200. I want them to kill all the Palestinians there," he said
Note: The Israeli occupiers are filthy murderers.

May 12 11:17

U.S. MOVES FORWARD WITH MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR “SMART BOMB” SALE TO SAUDI ARABIA AND UAE DESPITE CIVILIAN DEATHS IN YEMEN

Last month, warplanes belonging to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen repeatedly bombed a wedding party in the northern part of the country, killing more than 20 people, including the bride, and injuring dozens of others. In the days that followed, local media published a photograph of a bomb fragment with a serial number tying it to the U.S.-based weapons manufacturer Raytheon.
Now the State Department is taking preliminary steps toward a massive, multibillion-dollar sale of similar weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, three congressional aides, a State Department official, and two other people familiar with the sales told The Intercept.

The State Department has yet to announce the exact details and dollar value of the package, but it is said to include tens of thousands of precision-guided munitions from Raytheon, the same company that was involved in producing the weapons used in last month’s strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PLEASE, LORD, NO!!!

It feels like the entire American public has been at a "slow frog boil", a situation where the frog doesn't know it is in danger of dying, until it is too late; so it is with the normalization of weapons sales to absolute despots, to create a genocide which the B.O.Y. ( the Butcher of Yemen, AKA the Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman) is doing in Yemen.

I have rarely felt more completely out of control of my government than I do right now, as our alleged government continues to hurtle, at breakneck speed, toward more wars in the Middle East, most probably culminating in a war against Iran, which probably means a war against Russia.

May 12 10:40

The 'witch-hunt' that wasn't: The actual figures behind Troubles legacy investigations

A Northern Irish human rights organization has hit out at claims that a "witch-hunt" is underway against UK armed-forces veterans who served in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998.

The Pat Finucane Centre, a Derry-based advocacy group, took to Twitter to counter"inaccuracies and blatant lies," published in a Daily Mail 'scoop.' The piece labeled government plans to form a new Historical Investigations Unit (HUI), tasked with investigating unsolved murders during the conflict, as a "betrayal of our soldiers...again!"

But statistics provided by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and originally published by the BBC prove that this is not the case.

The setting up of the HUI was agreed as part of 2014's Stormont House Agreement – overseen by both the Irish and UK governments – and will take over from the now-defunct Historical Enquiries Team (HET), which ran from 2005 to 2014.

May 12 08:37

27-Year CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Discusses His Arrest On U.S. Senate Floor

This brave truth-teller is now being charged with "resisting arrest" and "obstructing Congress."

May 12 06:19

Days Ahead Of Moving Embassy To ‘Capital’ Jerusalem, US Has ‘No Position’ On Israeli Border There

Washington has “no position” on what part of Jerusalem should be controlled by Israel or Palestine, the US State Department said, while still calling the city Israel’s “capital” just days before the relocation of the US embassy.

“We are not taking a position on final status [of Jerusalem] issues, including the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, nor on the resolution of contested borders,” the State Department said in a statement on Friday. At the same time, in a seemingly contradictory statement, it added that the relocation of the US diplomatic mission “recognizes the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the seat of its government.”
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The dedication ceremony is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 14, the statement confirmed. The event will be attended by US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, as well as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and adviser Ivanka Trump.

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May 11 16:23

UK ACCIDENTALLY ADMITS USE OF HORRIFYING, ORGAN RUPTURING WEAPONS IN SYRIA

At the beginning of the month (May 2018) the British Ministry of Defence seemingly on accident revealed for the first time that they are unloading horrifyingly inhumane, thermobaric weapons out of drones onto the people of Syria: and it wasn’t even in this recent April 2018 escalation of tension, but last year. They are doing it more often than they’d like to admit.

May 11 11:07

Ecuadorian Embassy Adds New Rules For Julian Assange — No Visitors, Phone Calls Or Internet

By Aaron Kesel

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained according to the UN for almost 8 years. Now Ecuador has expanded that arbitrary detainment to solitary confinement by forbidding Assange from any human contact including visitations, phone calls and barring his Internet usage. All without Assange ever being convicted of a crime besides publishing documents exposing corruption shedding light on the truth...

May 11 09:00

Dick Cheney Urges Continued 'Enhanced Interrogation' of Terror Suspects

Enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding that were used on terror suspects following the September 11, 2001 attacks would still be used today if it were up to former US Vice President Dick Cheney, he said in an interview on Thursday.

"If it were my call I would not discontinue those programs; I’d have them active and ready to go and I’d go back and study them and learn," Cheney told Fox Business News. "If it were my call, I’d do it again."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet he wants to watch!

May 11 05:26

Former CIA Analyst Thrown Out Of Senate Hearing For Exposing Gina Haspel’s War Crimes

A retired CIA analyst, having served his country for nearly 30 years, was forcefully removed from a Senate hearing for simply exposing and demanding answers related to torture engaged in by someone who will likely be tasked with serving America.

May 10 17:45

HASPEL SAYS CIA WON’T TORTURE AGAIN AS RAY MCGOVERN IS DRAGGED OUT OF HEARING

Instead of facing a judge to defend herself against prosecution for violating U.S. law prohibiting torture, 33-year CIA veteran Gina Haspel on Wednesday faced the Senate Intelligence Committee in a hearing to confirm her as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Haspel does not look like someone who would be associated with torture. Instead she would not be out of place as your next door neighbor or as a kindly grade-school teacher. “I think you will find me to be a typical middle-class American,” she said in her opening statement.

May 10 08:21

Former CIA analyst dragged from Haspel hearing by Capitol Police after anti-torture protest

Former CIA analyst and anti-war activist Ray McGovern was forcibly removed from the US Senate hearing where Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, was answering questions about her record on torture.

McGovern was dragged from the room by Capitol Police after demanding that Haspel answer questions put to her about the waterboarding of terror suspects at a CIA “black site” in Thailand.

May 10 08:19

LISTEN HOW NPR HELPS NORMALIZE TORTURE

In addition to signing off on every act of torture at that center, she also destroyed the video evidence of hundreds of torture sessions.

There is nothing controversial about torture.

It’s illegal.

It’s illegal by international law, by treaty and domestically – and it was before the psychopathic criminal Dick Cheney ordered it using the moron George Bush Jr. as a cover.

Only the Nazis, Stalinist Soviets, the Imperial Japanese military and the Israelis think torture is OK.

Now thanks to the CIA, we can add the United States to that list.

May 09 17:47

Former CIA Analyst Turned Activist Ray McGovern Escorted Out Of Gina Haspel CIA Confirmation Hearing

By Aaron Kesel

It all started when Senator Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), asked Haspel about the morality of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (TORTURE) and how she would react if one of her own CIA officers were tortured by terrorists. Would she consider a CIA officer being waterboarded by “terrorists” to be immoral?

“Sorry to interrupt here,” McGovern lambasted as he stood up in the audience..

May 09 14:31

Trump's CIA nominee, Gina Haspel, says torture doesn't work

President Donald Trump's CIA nominee said Wednesday at her confirmation hearing that she doesn't believe torture works and that her "strong moral compass" would prevent her from carrying out any presidential order she found objectionable.

Under questioning by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting CIA Director Gina Haspel said she would not permit the spy agency to restart the kind of harsh detention and interrogation program it ran at black sites after Sept. 11. It was one of the darkest chapters of the CIA's history and tainted America's image worldwide.

Senators asked how she would respond if Trump — who has said he supports harsh interrogation techniques like waterboarding and "a hell of a lot worse" — ordered her to do something she found morally objectionable.

"I would not allow CIA to undertake activity that I thought was immoral, even if it was technically legal," said Haspel, a 33-year veteran of the agency. "I would absolutely not permit it."

May 09 12:53

Former CIA analyst dragged from Haspel hearing by Capitol Police after anti-torture protest

Former CIA analyst and anti-war activist Ray McGovern was forcibly removed from the US Senate hearing where Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, was answering questions about her record on torture.

McGovern was dragged from the room by Capitol Police after demanding that Haspel answer questions put to her about the waterboarding of terror suspects at a CIA “black site” in Thailand.

May 09 11:40

A Prisoner in Gina Haspel’s Black Site

While her nomination has already revived the country’s unresolved debate over interrogation methods that many experts consider torture, nearly everything Haspel has done in her long CIA career has remained secret, blotted out by the black ink that obscures classified information in public records.

But a trove of partially declassified CIA documents, released earlier this year in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and provided to ProPublica, offers a glimpse at one coercive interrogation she is known to have supervised.

Those records describe how Nashiri was slammed repeatedly against a wall, locked up in a tiny “confinement box” and told (inaccurately) that the black-clad security officers guarding him were Navy sailors who would pummel him if he did not divulge his secrets. One interrogator told Nashiri he needed to be “tenderized” like a piece of meat.

May 09 09:34

America's Only Choices: Jewish Communism or Jewish Zionism

The article below is a reminder that George Soros pushed through the Iran nuclear deal much to the consternation of Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump came to his rescue. Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, just as Iran was being finalized. The only reason Americans got an alternative to Clinton was due to this schism in World Jewry between Communists and Zionists. The Communists, led by George Soros, and fronted by Obama and Clinton, represent the disintegration of the nation-state, including Israel. The nationalists led by Netanyahu and fronted by Trump represents a handful of powerful nation-states dominated by Israel. This is a disagreement between Masonic lodges. In Trump, Americans are getting the crumbs from Israel's table.

May 09 09:30

Risking World War For Israel:Series of articles.

Those who cry wolf over the deal and want to attack Iran are only following the diktats of the Israeli terrorist-in-chief Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, he’s their god and whatever he says goes – that’s the only explanation for their idiotic stand. Watch this video of Netanyahu lambasting Iran in the US Congress, or not – after all, who can stand to watch that demonic and arrogant cad ordering the US around.

Consequently, when the Middle East is set ablaze and millions of people lose their lives, the world will know who to haul at The Hague for crimes against humanity.

https://biblicisminstitute.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/trump-and-netan...

May 09 09:02

Records on CIA nominee will not be made public: key U.S. lawmaker

CIA records on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the intelligence agency's next director, will not be made public, Senator Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Tuesday.

Burr's committee will conduct on Wednesday a confirmation hearing for Haspel, the former deputy director of the CIA now serving as acting director. Ahead of the hearing, some Democrats have called for the release of more information about Haspel's record at the CIA, including any possible links to interrogation practices denounced as torture.

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"Anyone who complains will be waterboarded!"

May 09 08:35

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important

I wonder how many people, not just Americans but those in other countries, have come to the conclusion that the United States today is a less free and less aware society than the societies in the dystopian novels of the 20th century or in movies such as The Matrix and V for Vendetta. Just as people in the dystopian novels had no idea of their real situation, few Americans do either.

What are we to make of the extraordinary war crimes committed by the United States in the 21st century that have destroyed in whole or part seven countries, resulting in millions of dead, maimed, orphaned, and displaced peoples? Consider, for example, the latest Washington war crime, the illegal attack on Syria. Instead of protesting this illegality, the American media egged it on, cheering impending death and destruction.

May 09 08:07

Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after U.S. quit Iran deal

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.

The Israeli military said that, upon identifying “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria, it instructed civic authorities on the Golan Heights to ready bomb shelters, deployed new defenses and mobilized some reservist forces.

Israel’s top general, Gadi Eizenkott, canceled a scheduled appearance at an annual security conference and was conferring with Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other national security chiefs, officials said.

Trump’s hard tack against the nuclear deal, while welcomed by Israel, has stirred fears of a possible regional flare-up.

May 08 19:10

9/11 Planner, Tortured by C.I.A., Asks to Tell Senators About Gina Haspel

President Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the C.I.A. has revived debate over the agency’s post-Sept. 11 interrogation program and still-murky questions about her involvement. Now, on the eve of her Senate confirmation hearing, a striking voice is trying to join that fray: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.

Mr. Mohammed, the principal architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was captured in March 2003 and tortured by the C.I.A. This week, he asked a military judge at Guantánamo Bay for permission to share six paragraphs of information about Ms. Haspel with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Ms. Haspel ran a black-site prison in Thailand where another high-level detainee was tortured in late 2002. But it is not known whether she was involved, directly or indirectly, in Mr. Mohammed’s torture. Mr. Mohammed was held in secret C.I.A. prisons in Afghanistan and Pola

May 07 14:54

Belfast calls to expel all Israeli diplomats after Israel's blatant murder of Palestinians in Gaza

May 07 11:24

CIA director Gina Haspel's Thailand torture ties

When Gina Haspel was nominated as the next head of the CIA in March, it re-opened debate on a murky period of recent US history - the use of secretive overseas prisons to torture terror suspects. As the BBC's South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head reports, the spotlight has fallen on Thailand, and one such "black site" which Haspel once ran.

In early April 2002, a plane took off from an undisclosed air base in Pakistan, en route to Thailand. On board was a special passenger.

Abu Zubaydah, a 31-year-old Saudi-born Palestinian, believed to be one of Osama Bin Laden's top lieutenants, had been captured a few days earlier in a joint US-Pakistani raid on Al Qaeda safe houses in Faisalabad.

He was now in the hands of CIA agents, who had decided to make him the first "high-value detainee" to be subjected to what they called "enhanced interrogation techniques" - something human rights groups say amounts to torture.

May 07 09:54

Trump Roasted on Twitter Over Defending Haspel, Citing 'Dangerous Times'

Twitter users lashed out at the president's remark on the nomination of Haspel, accused of human rights violations during her tenure as the deputy director of the CIA.

May 07 09:33

White House's Sanders slammed for using feminist card to pressure Senate on CIA nominee Haspel

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been slammed for claiming Democrats who support women’s empowerment should also support Gina Haspel’s nomination to the CIA, despite her record in torture.

Sanders said “any Democrat who claims to support women’s empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite” in a tweet on Saturday, sparking a swift backlash across social media.

May 07 09:20

Trump CIA Pick Sought to Withdraw Over Interrogation Concerns - Reports

US President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel, tried to withdraw in order to avoid a fiery debate at a hearing on her role in the agency’s notorious torture scandal.

Several unidentified senior US officials told The Washington Post that Haspel was worried that the increasing scrutiny over her role in the agency's interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the CIA, the newspaper reported on Sunday.

May 07 08:58

Trump Defends Gina Haspel As "Most Qualified Person" To Lead The CIA

President Trump is stepping up to defend Gina Haspel, his nominee to lead the CIA following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's exit, after reports surfaced that she offered to withdraw her nomination during a meeting at the White House over the weekend.

Blaming Democrats for obstructing Haspel's nomination because she was "too tough on terrorists", Trump insisted that his pick is the "most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror" before ending his tweet with "Win Gina!"

May 07 07:51

Haspel Tried To Bow Out Of CIA Directorship

Torturer and coverup artist Gina Haspel tried to bow out of CIA Directorship to avoid Senate questioning

(*the infamous 'Tough' Senate grilling !)

May 07 07:46

'Too tough on terrorists': Trump defends under-fire CIA Director nominee Haspel

Now the idiot comes out foursquare in favor of torture!
Try supporting The Constitution and The Bill of Rights!
Try loving America!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kFUNZ_8dKA

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to defend his nominee for the CIA directorship, Gina Haspel. Trump argued that Haspel was “too tough on terrorists” for the Democrats.
"My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists,” Trump tweeted. “Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror. Win Gina!"

May 07 05:41

Human Rights Don't Apply

As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don’t Apply to this “War”

The manner in which protesters, including children, have been injured – live ammunition fired at the groin, neck, limbs, and abdomen – suggests that Israeli troops intentionally aim to inflict maximum physical harm on the civilian participants in the marches
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In response to a High Court petition by human rights advocates, authorities in Tel Aviv noted that “the state opposes the applying of human rights law during an armed conflict,” arguing that even the Red Cross deemed human rights law inapplicable during wartime.

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(*F.Y.I.: Israel is at war with unarmed protestors . No wonder they need the biggest allocation of U.S. foreign aid)

May 06 08:16

Karl Marx Was Rothschilds' Third Cousin

Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 - 14 March 1883), was a 19th century Jewish political ideologue who presented himself to the world as a journalist and economist. He is best known for subverting the nascent Socialist movement, likely as an agent of his cousin Rothschild; and on instructions from his mentor Moses Hess, creating a supposedly "scientific" theory known as Marxism.

Marx came from a long line of Jewish rabbis. He lived in Dean Street, London in squalor. He used to visit the Red Lion Pub at Great Windmill Street, Soho where he and Friedrich Engels were asked to write what became the Communist Manifesto. His best known work is the book Das Kapital, which fails to mention that money is printed out of thin air and by his cousins, the Rothschilds.

May 05 10:56

Trump’s Pentagon Opens Up Guantanamo Bay to New Prisoners

Gitmo is back in business, fulfilling a campaign promise for Donald Trump, who pledged to refill the detention facility with ‘some bad dudes.’

May 04 20:50

Gaza border rioters take down 2 IDF drones on sixth week of protest

David vs. Goliath!

As IDF braces for sixth Friday March of Return protests on the trot, expected numbers dwindle, but Israel's southern residents edgy about Palestinians' increased use of incendiary kites—a new primitive weapon that has so far eluded the IDF’s high tech capabilities; rioters manage to intercept two IDF surveillance drones using slingshots after UAVs are used to cut wires, take down incendiary kites.

May 04 10:12

Palestinians face explosive bullets, dangerous gas bombs

Medics on the ground say Israeli forces are shooting at demonstrators with a new type of round - never seen before - known as the "butterfly bullet", which explodes upon impact, pulverizing tissue, arteries and bone, while causing severe internal injuries.

All 24 amputees were shot with a single explosive bullet, including journalists Yaser Murtaja and Ahmad Abu Hussein who succumbed to their wounds after being shot in the abdomen.

"All of their internal organs were totally destroyed, pulverized," said Ashraf al-Qedra, Gaza's health ministry spokesman.

The bullets are the deadliest the Israeli army has ever used, according to al-Qedra.

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A "Butterfly" bullet.

May 04 08:30

Kent State/Jackson State murders

Obama’s super-progressive administration refused to re-open the investigation in the government murders of students carried out on the campuses of Kent State and Jackson State.

The evidence is crystal clear that the shooting were not “accidental.” The order to shoot was given on the scene and given that the commanders were never investigated or charged, the only possible assumption is their orders came from higher up.

A terror campaign waged against civilians by a criminal government.

May 04 07:08

Israel Has Come Into Direct Confrontation With Iran

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As a comment on this incident, I stress that it constitutes a turning point in the situation of the region. What follows will be very different from what preceded it. This is an incident that cannot be considered lightly contrary to what happens with many incidents here. It is a turning point, a historic turning point. And when the Israelis committed this stupid act, they had some assessment (of the situation), but I tell them that their evaluation is false. And even in the future, since you have opened a new path in the confrontation, (you should ensure) not to be wrong in your evaluations. In this new path you opened and initiated, don't be wrong in your assessment,when you are face to face, and directly (in conflict) with the Islamic Republic of Iran.>>>

May 04 04:56

YEMEN - MASSACRES AND ASSASSINATIONS TRIGGER A NEW PHASE OF WAR

In mid April some 20+ of Sudanese soldiers were killed in an ambush in northern Yemen. Sudan, which sent up to 10,000 soldiers to Yemen in hope of Saudi money, is reconsidering its engagement. The Gulf states had promised investments in Sudan and the lifting of U.S. sanction in exchange for sending cannon fodder. Neither happened.

May 03 12:34

Army Green Berets have been helping Saudi Arabian-led coalition fight Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen

U.S. military involvement in Yemen's civil war appears to be larger than originally thought.

A team of about a dozen Army Green Berets was sent to the country's border with Saudi Arabia in December, to aid the Saudi-led forces in their fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, according to the New York Times.

Yemen has been in political disarray since 2015, when the Iranian-backed Houthis overthrew the president and took control of most of the western part of the country, including the capital, Sana'a.

Since then, a Saudi-led coalition has been locked in conflict with the rebels, as they work to reinstate President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

According to U.S. officials and European diplomats interviewed by the Times, Army Green Berets have been aiding the Saudis in locating and destroying caches of ballistic missiles and launch sites that the Houthis have been using to attack Riyadh and other Saudi cities.

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Translation: the US government and military are neck deep in the war crimes Saudi Arabia is perpetuating in Yemen.

This is a genocide, complete with the wanton killing of infants, children, women, and the elderly medically fragile, and it gets worse; now cholera (possibly weaponised) is spreading in Yemen, and the medical infrastructure desperately needed has, of course, been destroyed by the Saudis and their American counterparts.

The Saudis, again with American military assistance, have also blocked major Yemeni ports, meaning no food can get in, meaning horrendous deaths through starvation/ malnutrition are occuring in Yemen.

I frankly am profoundly uncomfortable being a citizen of a country whose leadership has absolutely zero moral issues with assisting other countries in the commmission of war crimes; unfortunately, Mike and I are too old, and too broke, to become citizens of more civilized countries which do not engage in these practices.

May 03 12:24

ISRAEL COMPLAINS SYRIA IS DEFENDING ITSELF

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is concerned Syria may finally be able to defend itself against Israel’s attacks.

May 02 09:01

Journalists are pressuring witnesses to the Douma chemical attack

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday that the Syrian witnesses to the alleged chemical attack in Douma who gave their accounts at The Hague days ago were put under pressure from journalists.

This comes as a BBC reporter ridiculously claimed that a 12-year-old Syrian witness sustained “psychological trauma”.

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May 01 12:18

The US White House's mercenary connection

Lawrence Davidson examines the Trump administration’s latest folly: colluding with the Saudis and other Gulf Arabs to fund and man what amounts to a mercenary army led by Christian fundamentalist Erik Prince to replace the US troops in Syria. >>

May 01 10:59

Lawyers: Scan suggests alleged 9/11 plotter suffered head injury in CIA custody

Brain scans conducted on the man accused of orchestrating the 9/11 attacks show damage consistent with abuse he might have suffered in CIA custody, his lawyers reveal in a war court memo obtained by McClatchy. If proven, the development could make it less likely that he would face the death penalty.

Lawyers for Khalid Sheik Mohammed, 53, who revealed the terror suspect's brain damage in a memo to be raised at pretrial hearings this week, are seeking more sophisticated studies.

May 01 10:58

The CIA Gives a Highly Sanitized View of Gina Haspel While Keeping Her Torture Record Secret

While the CIA has said that it is “committed to transparency,” it has so far only granted senators — and not the public — access to some classified information about Haspel. Last week, the CIA disclosed a 2011 memo — written by a former CIA official with a record of excusing torture — which supposedly cleared Haspel of responsibility for the destruction of evidence documenting the brutal torture of a man in CIA custody in 2002. But the CIA shouldn’t get to cherry-pick which documents it will declassify — while hiding the most important torture records.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has also pushed back against the agency’s handling of Haspel’s nomination and requested a copy of a special prosecutor’s report that addressed the destruction of evidence of torture.

May 01 08:17

America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars

UPDATE: On the morning of September 21st Phil Giraldi was fired over the phone by The American Conservative, where he had been a regular contributor for fourteen years. He was told that “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars” was unacceptable. The TAC management and board appear to have forgotten that the magazine was launched with an article by founder Pat Buchanan entitled “Whose War?” which largely made the same claims that Giraldi made about the Jewish push for another war, in that case with Iraq. Buchanan was vilified and denounced as an anti-Semite by many of the same people who are now similarly attacking Giraldi.

Apr 30 10:33

Pompeo’s thumbs up for Israel to counter Russian-backed Iranian drive in Syria

Pompeo said the US is committed to “rolling back to the full range of Iranian malign influence in Syria,” specifically mentioning “Iran’s missile systems, its support for Hezbollah, its importation of thousands of Shiite fighters into Syria.” Pompeo added, “We strongly support Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself.”

DEBKAfile: This was taken as a US green light for Israel to take on the elements threatening its security from Syria. The secretary also stressed that the US would continue to fight ISIS and not tolerate the Assad regime using chemical weapons.

Apr 29 09:55

Israel calls for punishing those who document army violations against Palestinians

Israel’s right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu, led by Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, is pushing for a new law to punish those who document the Israeli soldiers activities during their army service, Israeli Channel 7 reported.

The draft law calls for anyone who films soldiers during their military service to be handed a -year jail term which would increase to ten years if the content is classified as “detrimental to Israeli security”.

The bill also prohibits the publication of video recordings on social media or disseminating them to the media.

The party’s proposed draft bill comes after video footage circulated showing Israeli occupation forces cheering as their peers shot peaceful Palestinian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Apr 29 06:09

Why Did The U.S. And Its Allies Bomb Libya?

Why Did the U.S. and Its Allies Bomb Libya? Corruption Case Against Sarkozy Sheds New Light on Ousting of Gaddafi.
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Last month, French police detained and questioned Sarkozy about illicit payments Gaddafi is said to have made to Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election campaign. A few days after Sarkozy was released from detention, he was ordered to stand trial for corruption and influence-peddling in a related case, in which he had sought information on the Gaddafi inquiry from an appeals court judge. The scandal has highlighted a little-appreciated bind that Sarkozy faced in the run-up to the Libyan intervention: The French president, who took the lead among Europeans in the military campaign against Gaddafi, was eager to compensate for diplomatic blunders in Tunisia and Egypt and most likely angry about an arms deal with Gaddafi that went awry. Sarkozy, it now appears, was eager to shift the narrative to put himself at the forefront of a pro-democracy, anti-Gaddafi intervention .

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(*CAUTION: article from The Intercept)

Apr 28 16:33

Diary of an 11 year old: Playing with bombs

How do kids play in a war-zone? Here are the answers. This is the first episode of our new series that follows Janna, a young journalist living in in Nabi Saleh, a small village in Palestine.

Apr 28 10:28

UN Denounces Israeli Lethal Use Of Force In Gaza Protests – Still Does Nothing

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spokesperson Rupert Colville denounced Israeli forces’ use of lethal force against Palestinians participating in the recent protests in Gaza, speaking from Geneva on Friday.

“It is difficult to see how tyre-burning or stone-throwing, or even Molotov-cocktails thrown from a significant distance at heavily protected security forces in defensive positions, can be seen to constitute such threat,” said Colville.

“In the context of an occupation such as Gaza, killings resulting from the unlawful use of force may also constitute wilful killings which are a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention,” he added.

Apr 28 06:00

No Attack , No Victims , No Chemical Weapons , No Nothing

No Attack, No Victims, No Chem Weapons: Douma Witnesses Speak at OPCW Briefing at The Hague

Witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, including 11-year-old Hassan Diab and hospital staff, told reporters at The Hague that the White Helmets video used as a pretext for a US-led strike on Syria was, in fact, staged.

“We were at the basement and we heard people shouting that we needed to go to a hospital. We went through a tunnel. At the hospital they started pouring cold water on me,” the boy told the press conference, gathered by Russia’s mission at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.

Hassan was among the “victims” seen being washed by water hoses in a video released by the controversial White Helmets>>>

Apr 27 21:34

The fiasco of the bombing raid on Syria

The Inhibitor!
However, the Russian army observed the shots and transmitted the coordinates of the Allied missiles to the Syrian Arab Army in real time, in order to allow the Syrians to destroy them. Besides this, when the Syrians became swamped by the number of allied missiles, the Russian army deployed its system for inhibiting the commands and controls of NATO, which paralysed most of their launchers.

The most that we know for certain is that a French plane was unable to fire one of its missiles, and was obliged to jettison it out to sea without triggering it [9], and that two French multi-mission frigates suffered a computer failure and were unable to fire their naval Cruise missiles [10] — these are symptoms that are well known by anyone who has had to face up to the Russian inhibitor weapon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvDAHmQ1_tw

Apr 27 12:52

Popular Mechanics Weighs In: What Happens to a Cruise Missile Captured by the Russians

A fate worse than death awaits military hardware recovered intact on the battlefield.

The debris shown is far from conclusive evidence, so we can't take Rudskoy's claim at face value. But for the sake of argument, let’s assume the Russians did capture significant parts of a long-range cruise missile including Tomahawks. What could its engineers do with the remains?

Reverse Engineering
Any missile fired at an enemy is, by definition, considered expendable and designed to not reveal too many secrets if it malfunctions and lands intact. But there are some pieces of hardware within a modern missile that a clever enemy could exploit.

Apr 27 11:47

How Many Millions Have Been Killed in America’s Post-9/11 Wars?

For Iraq, my final estimate of about 2.4 million people killed was based on accepting the estimates of the 2006 Lancet study and the 2007 Opinion Research Business (ORB) survey, which were consistent with each other, and then applying the same ratio of actual deaths to passively reported deaths (11.5:1) as between the Lancet study and Iraq Body Count (IBC) in 2006 to IBC’s count for the years since 2007.

Apr 27 08:31

Island Of Fire

As we’ve come to appreciate with each passing year, World War Two was the most evil manifestation in human history. No other conflict even comes close in matching that war for its vast and unspeakable crimes. Mass murder of surrendering soldiers, mass starvation of helpless civilians, mass rape of women and children, assembly-line style torture in the tens of thousands, uprooting and expulsion of millions to certain death, the deliberate destruction of ancient cultures--these atrocities and many more add annually to World War Two’s menu of beastly war crimes.

Apr 27 06:54

Tomahawk Missiles Failure Tactical Defeat for US

A Russian expert underlined that the US missiles which didn’t operate during the recent strikes against Syria has turned into a tactical defeat for Washington.
"As (only) between 10 to 15 missiles fired by the US hit the Syrian soil and left less than 20 percent of damage, the attack brought about a heavy tactical defeat for the US," the Arabic-language service of Russia Today quoted Deputy Head of Russia's Missile Sciences Academy Constantin Syokov as saying.
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The expert reiterated that given the limited damage by the missiles which were not intercepted as the Russian defense minister put their number at 32, only some 10 to 15 percent of the missiles hit their targets.

Syokov pointed to the good performance of the Syrian army's air defense system which dates back to the former Soviet Union era>>>

Apr 27 05:32

P.C.Roberts: Where Is The Shame?

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How can other governments accept the US, UK, and French governments that intentionally lied about a Russian chemical attack on the Skripals and about a Syrian chemical attack on Douma, risking a third world war, and then themselves attacking Syria on the basis of a transparent lie unsupported by any evidence? How exactly do you conduct diplomatic relations with war criminals?

You don’t. You put them on trial. Why aren’t Trump, May, and Macron on trial?

The reason is that the world has been conditioned, like Pavlov’s dogs, to expect and accept the West’s war crimes as ordinary common features of life.>>>

Apr 26 10:31

Over 100 retired US generals urge lawmakers to reject Haspel CIA nomination for being 'intimately involved in torture'

As many as 109 retired US generals and admirals urged lawmakers to reject Gina Haspel's nomination as CIA director for being "intimately involved in torture," and to declassify her role in the notorious interrogation program.

Haspel, a career intelligence officer nicknamed the 'queen of torture' in some US media, should not be appointed as director of the CIA, the retired US military leaders argued in a letter addressed to lawmakers. Generals and admirals who signed the petition said there were troubled by the prospect "of someone who appears to have been intimately involved in torture" being elevated to a top position in the US intelligence community.

The letter was published on the Human Rights First website on Monday. Among the notable signatories are chief of US Transportation Command Walter Kross, former commander of US Army Europe David Maddox, former Marine Corps Commandant Charles Krulak, and Lee Gunn, former Inspector General of the Department of the Navy.

Apr 26 10:18

Israel denies man shot by sniper access to medical treatment

Israel is refusing a Gaza man seriously wounded by sniper fire during recent border protests access to medical treatment in the West Bank, necessary to save his leg from amputation, the Gaza-based Palestinian Authority health official responsible for coordination with Israel told The National on Wednesday.

Hisham Shaath, 25, from the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis, has been hospitalised at the European hospital there since he was shot in the right thigh on April 15. He is the latest Gazan to have participated in the protests to be denied by Israel transfer for treatment in the West Bank as part of an openly declared punitive policy against the demonstrations, which began on March 30.

Apr 26 10:17

IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT EVIL? YOU TELL ME

Is this a trick question?
Is the U.S. government evil?
You tell me.

This is a government that treats its citizens like faceless statistics and economic units to be bought, sold, bartered, traded, tracked, tortured, and eventually eliminated once they’ve outgrown their usefulness.

This is a government that treats human beings like lab rats to be caged, branded, experimented upon, and then discarded and left to suffer from the after-effects.

This is a government that repeatedly lies, cheats, steals, spies, kills, maims, enslaves, breaks the laws, overreaches its authority, and abuses its power at almost every turn.

This is a government that wages wars for profit, jails its own people for profit, and then turns a blind eye and a deaf ear while its henchmen rape and kill and pillage.

Apr 25 10:31

Where Is the Shame? Why is the World Silent? Acceptance of the West’s War Crimes is the “New Normal”

Will the Russian president and foreign minister continue to speak of “our Western partners” and seek common ground with proven lawless war criminals? What would that common ground be?

How can other governments accept the US, UK, and French governments that intentionally lied about a Russian chemical attack on the Skripals and about a Syrian chemical attack on Douma, risking a third world war, and then themselves attacking Syria on the basis of a transparent lie unsupported by any evidence? How exactly do you conduct diplomatic relations with war criminals?

You don’t. You put them on trial. Why aren’t Trump, May, and Macron on trial?

The reason is that the world has been conditioned, like Pavlov’s dogs, to expect and accept the West’s war crimes as ordinary common features of life. The West’s crimes are protected by precedents established by decades of failing to hold the West accountable. The West has squatters rights in committing unaccountable war crimes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only a matter of time before the US will find itself in a military confrontation with Russia; that is being engineered by those in the US Deep State as I type this.

Apr 25 10:09

Trump’s CIA pick facing brutal confirmation fight

The Senate’s debate over Gina Haspel’s confirmation as CIA director is poised to be a bitter litigation of one of the most controversial episodes in recent U.S. history.

Haspel, the CIA’s deputy director, is indelibly tied to the agency’s use of harsh interrogation techniques after the Sept. 11 attacks. But she is also a 33-year intelligence veteran who is seen even by some critics of President Trump as an experienced and apolitical hand.

Hinting at the challenge ahead, the CIA is engaged in an extraordinarily public campaign to burnish Haspel’s image and correct what it says is a swath of inaccurate reporting about a career intelligence officer who, up until a year ago, was virtually anonymous.

There are few obvious parallels to Haspel’s nomination. Although there have been a handful of CIA nominees with operational experience at the agency before now, many of them had been in the public arena prior to their nomination. Haspel remained undercover until last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Haspel is the last person in this country who should have been nominated for this position; this signals to me that the acceptance of torture, courtesy of the CIA, will be back as a brutal element of the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America's further wars without end.

Apr 25 09:17

Infamous Mercenary Erik Prince Being Considered to Build Trump's Foreign Army for Syria

Trump is asking Middle Eastern governments to build a military force to replace US troops in northeast Syria, and notorious war profiteer Erik Prince has been contacted for help. Medea Benjamin says the plan is scandalous

Apr 25 08:59

At Least 45 Innocent Yemenis Murdered By Saudis In Only Four Days

Forty five civilians including women and children were killed in airstrikes in Yemen over the last four days, the spokesperson of the Office at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Throssell confirmed at the press conference in Palais des Nations in Geneva on Tuesday.

He said according to eyewitnesses “there were no military objects in the vicinity of the targeted area” at the time of the airstrike.

She noted that the coalition-led airstrike “destroyed a wedding tent in the grounds of a house in Al-Raqah village, while the victims were celebrating the marriage of their relatives”.

Apr 25 07:42

Hybrid War In Reverse: Why The SDF Can’t Hold The Euphrates

This hybrid war, with multiple and difficult to distinguish sides against the Syrian state, is practically over and isolated now only to Idlib and part of Dara province with no perspective for the future. NATO’s humiliation with its failed cruise missiles strikes proved that NATO’s humiliation with its failed cruise missiles strikes proved that NATO is incapable to win any war without full air supremacy.

So what is left? The only option is prolonging the war, forcing Damascus to liberate all the territory at a cost and not in a quick manner. The meeting between Putin, Rohani and Erdogan was established to put together a statement that they are against any US zone in Syria. But what does that mean in perspective, how will they crush US zone of influence?

The US established the SDF forces in the period of the war which was its last hope for a footprint in Syria.>>>

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