In a replay of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's infamous COINTELPRO operations targeting the left during the 1960s and '70s, America's political police launched raids on the homes of antiwar and solidarity activists.
Heavily-armed SWAT teams smashed down doors and agents armed with search warrants carried out simultaneous raids in Minneapolis and Chicago early morning on September 24.
Rummaging through personal belongings, agents carted off boxes of files, documents, books, letters, photographs, computers and cell phones from Minneapolis antiwar activists Mick Kelly, Jessica Sundin, Meredith Aby, two others, as well as the office of that city's Anti-War Committee.
Meanwhile, as federal snoops seized personal property in Minneapolis, FBI agents raided the Chicago homes of activists Stephanie Weiner and Joseph Iosbaker. According to the Chicago Tribune, "neighbors saw FBI agents carrying boxes from the apartment of community activist Hatem Abudayyeh, executive director of the Arab American Action Network."
"In addition," the Tribune reported, "Chicago activist Thomas Burke said he was served a grand jury subpoena that requested records of any payments to Abudayyeh or his group."
Amongst those targeted by the FBI were individuals who organized peaceful protests against the imperialist invasion and occupation of Iraq and 2008 protests at the far-right Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
As Antifascist Calling reported in 2008 and 2009, citing documents published by the whistleblowing web site WikiLeaks, state and local police, the FBI and agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon's Northern Command (NORTHCOM), the United States Secret Service, the National Security Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency implemented an action plan designed to monitor and squelch dissent during the convention.
As part of that plan's execution, activists and journalists were preemptively arrested, and cameras, recording equipment, computers and reporters' confidential notes were seized. Demonstrations were broken up by riot cops who wielded batons, pepper spray and tasers and attacked peaceful protesters who had gathered to denounce the war criminals' conclave in St. Paul.
With Friday's raids, the federal government under "change" huckster Barack Obama, has taken their repressive program to a whole new level, threatening activists with the specter of being charged with providing "material support of terrorism." A felony conviction under this draconian federal law (Title 18, Part I, Chapter 113B, 2339B) carries a 15 year prison term.
The trend by federal, state and corporate securocrats to situate antiwar and international solidarity activism along a bogus "terrorism continuum," is an alarming sign that plans for building an American police state are well underway as I pointed out in my 2008 analysis of the FBI's "Counterterrorism Analytical Lexicon."
Recently, the secrecy-spilling web site Public Intelligence posted 137 bulletins produced by the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR), an American-Israeli company, under terms of a $125,000 contract to the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security.
Billing itself as "the preeminent Israeli/American security firm providing training, intelligence and education to clients across the globe," ITRR is part of a large, but little understood nexus of "public-private partnerships" fusing state and corporate surveillance against leftists and environmentalists.
Amongst the targets of ITRR's alarmist screeds were anti-drilling and environmental activists, permanent quarry for corporate spies and provocateurs, as the web site Green Is The New Red (GNR) amply documents.
Earlier this month, GNR reported that while ITRR and their political paymasters have been monitoring non-violent activists, "including a film screening of Gasland," Pennsylvania's heimat security boss James Powers wrote in an email that his office intended to "continue providing this support to the Marcellus Shale Formation natural gas stakeholders while not feeding those groups fomenting dissent against those same companies."
The opening picture of the above video, is of Steven G. Erickson, Bourbon St., New Orleans, Louisiana, Spring 2006. I am watching Fox News while typing this, the Dr. William Petit story where his home was invaded, his 11 year old was sodomized, raped, and had gas poured on her to set her ablaze is airing in the background. Dr. Petit didn't fight back. Our cases aren't related. I resisted being mugged on my own property, using pepper spray, I get a year in prison ...
Petit doesn't adequately protect his family, and he is minus his family. They're dead. I defended myself and am minus my family, they're alive.
This blogger doesn't know what to think about Alex Jones. If you listen to him long enough, you'll get a headache. It is a pounding, second after second, immediate emergency, a threat to your freedom, your way of life, and your throat is about to be slit as your house is blown up, your family whisked away to be tortured by government thugs ... I know I'm exaggerating ...
Some have called Alex Jones a US Government shill. Maybe he's the canary for Free Speech still living in the coal mine of the US Government. If he goes, maybe it is the evidence that Free Speech is dead in America. Most Americans won't fight back, no matter what. Maybe less than one in ten thousand can be considered a true patriot when it comes down to getting really dirty, doing what might become necessary fighting a true tyrant. So, if the US Government wanted to make an example of those who dare to speak out, splattering Alex Jones' brains all over a sidewalk somewhere, in a very public way, would cause legions of his followers to just hide inside and fear their own shadows.
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Stuxnet False Flag Launched For Web Takeover! - Alex Jones Tv 1/3
Israel and the United States have emerged as the prime suspects behind the Stuxnet worm attack, which has infected the Iranian nuclear plant at Bushehr, following the discovery that a "wealthy group or nation" must have been responsible for the malware assault.
On Sunday, Infowars speculated that Stuxnet was a false flag intended to both target Iran and provide a pretext for the implementation of draconian cybersecurity legislation.
That suspicion has been greatly enhanced by new evidence which proves the virus was "created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group," according to Liam O Murchu, manager of security response operations at Symantec Corp.
"A number of governments with sophisticated computer skills would have the ability to create such a code. They include China, Russia, Israel, Britain, Germany and the United States," states the Associated Press report, clearly indicating that the US, Israel, Great Britain, or a combination of the three were behind the attack.
The Stuxnet worm is now "rampaging through Iran," causing havoc to the country's industrial infrastructure, having already infected at least 30,000 IP addresses.
There would be no motivation whatsoever for Russia to be behind the attack because they have helped fuel the Bushehr reactor. China has backed US calls for sanctions in response to the nuclear plant, but it can hardly be claimed that the Chinese have aggressively opposed its construction and fueling. Indeed, China has been a regular exporter of nuclear technology and assistance to Iran in recent years.
That leaves three prime suspects, all of whom have followed identical foreign policies in vehemently opposing Iran's self-proclaimed goal of developing peaceful nuclear energy.
Top globalists such as Richard Falkenrath, a principal at Chertoff Group and a Bloomberg Television contributing editor, already blamed Israel for the attack before evidence emerged that the virus was the work of a sophisticated nation state. http://www.infowars.com/stuxnet-false...
Stuxnet False Flag Launched For Web Takeover! - Alex Jones Tv 2/3
Stuxnet False Flag Launched For Web Takeover! - Alex Jones Tv 3/3
The FBI raided the homes of a number of anti-war activists in Chicago and Minneapolis. The Activists are planning demonstrations against the FBI. Is this a sign of a growing American police state? Former Reagan official Paul Craig Roberts argued that the US government is establishing in the mind of the public that anyone who criticizes the War on Terror is aligned with terrorists. He further argued that under the rubric of terror the government has stripped American's of their civil liberties.
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'9/11 was an inside job': Full speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at UN
US Taxpayers are Funding Foreign Nation Destabilization
If most Americans were asked if they would work 8 hours a day, and then have more than 4 hours each day set aside for the puppeteers of the US Government to destabilize nations not already controlled by the World Banking Mafia and Corporate Cabal, would they agree to pay? Would most Americans agree to fund two illegal wars of occupation where they fund robbery, rape, false imprisonment, beatings, torture, genocide, and enslavement, if asked?
Americans are asking these same people to care about them and to take over their health care. Should these criminals be trusted with any of our money and should they be allowed to breathe outside a prison cell?
We the people need to have referendums where we vote on some very basic issues. Our representatives really represent those who fund them. You know who those criminals are in the banks and corporations. We the people need to force our will upon our government, not the other way around. Let's do something before it is too late.
The Venezuelan election campaign ended with both sides claiming they are fighting a battle of good vs. evil. The opposition suggests the election is an issue of democracy vs. communism, while the pro-Chavez elements insist it's the typical story of rich vs. poor. Robert Naiman says the United States might try to delegitamize the election similar to the 2004 election.
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I posted the below comment in the Opednews.com article re-posted below it:
Government Covert Operations
Very little of what the government is doing to citizens behind the scenes to citizen makes the mainstream news. Those who contact government officials about issues can be spied on and then set up for their lives to be ruined and then to further punish the outspoken, a railroad job to prison is in order. Ken Krayeske, a former Green Party Campaign manager and journalist, was put on the Connecticut State Police arrest on sight "Enemies List" for being critical of Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell.
by Steven G. Erickson (2 fans, 8 articles, 5 quicklinks, 170 diaries, 831 comments [573 recommended]) on Sunday, Sep 26, 2010 at 11:07:28 AM
Stand with Anti-War Activists Targeted by the FBI!
ANSWER condemns FBI intimidation tactics
The ANSWER Coalition unequivocally condemns today's FBI raids on the homes of anti-war and solidarity activists in Illinois and Minnesota, and the intimidation of activists there and elsewhere.
This morning, Sept. 24, teams of FBI agents from the "Joint Terrorism Task Force" served search warrants and grand jury subpoenas on the activists, allegedly relating to political speech in defense of the Palestinian and Colombian peoples. The FBI subpoenaed around a dozen activists to testify before a grand jury in Chicago in October. They confronted and intimidated activists in additional states as part of the operation.
Grand juries are notorious political tools used by the government against progressive activists when it lacks actual evidence against them.
The targeted activists have done nothing wrong. They are long-time organizers in the struggle for justice in the United States and against U.S. wars and repression abroad. They are leaders of organizations like the Twin-Cities Anti-War Committee, the Palestine Solidarity Group, the Colombia Action Network and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, among others. Many of the targeted activists helped organize the successful mass mobilizations at the RNC in Minneapolis, Minn. in 2008. Now, the government is attempting to implicate them in a bogus federal "terrorism" investigation. These allegations are baseless, reactionary and wrong.
The aim of the FBI raids is clearly the suppression of free speech and dissent. The government wants all activists to be afraid to speak out. And the Obama administration's Justice Department is now leading the charge. But we cannot allow the government to stamp out the right of people to advocate for political beliefs that do not align with the aims of the Pentagon war machine. We cannot allow them to continue to erode our civil rights and civil liberties.
ANSWER encourages all anti-war activists to follow the example of the targeted activists if you are confronted by the FBI or other police agencies. The activists have refused to engage in conversations with the FBI about their political beliefs and anti-war organizing.
It is important for all activists and organizers to know your civil rights. People have the right to remain silent and to consult with an attorney. Even if the FBI shows up at someone's home or office with a warrant, you are not required to engage in conversation. It is better to say to FBI or other law enforcement agents, "Let me have your contact information and my attorney will call you." People will gain nothing by engaging in discussions with FBI officers.
ANSWER stands in full solidarity with our targeted sisters and brothers in the anti-war movement. We vow to struggle alongside them until the government harassment ends and they are completely vindicated. An injury to one is an injury to all!
A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition http://www.answercoalition.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org National Office in Washington DC: 202-265-1948Boston: 857-334-5084New York City: 212-694-8720 Los Angeles: 213-251-1025 San Francisco: 415-821-6545 Chicago: 773-463-0311
Meredith Aby held her daughter, Audry, 1 ½, tightly as others spoke at the news conference. FBI and police officials raided Aby’s home earlier in the day.
It's been just a couple of days since a Senate panel was told by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Michael Leiter, head of the National Counter-terrorism Center, that "domestic radicalization" had become more pronounced. Napolitano warned that "a new and changing facet of the terrorist threat comes from homegrown terrorists." [more from source]
On Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 a press conference was held to protest the FBI raids the day before on Chicago-area anti-war activists. In an attempt to intimidate and silence activists critical of U.S. foreign policy and militarism. Joe Iosbaker and his activist wife Stephanie Weiner had their home invaded by the FBI and searched for 12 hours. They even put in "evidence" bags drawings that their children made. Includes comments by their attorney Melinda Power. The space at the West Town Community Law Office was packed with about 75 supporters from numerous community and anti-war groups who made enthusiastic chants of solidarity at the end of the press conference. Iosbaker vowed that this McCarthy era-type government intimidation will not deter the anti-war movement from building an upcoming Midwest regional march on Oct. 16. Length - 9:28. Produced by Labor Beat. Labor Beat is a CAN TV Community Partner. Labor Beat is a non-profit 501(c)(3) member of IBEW 1220. Views are those of the producer Labor Beat. For info: email@example.com, www.laborbeat.org. 312-226-3330. For other Labor Beat videos, visit Google Video, YouTube, or blip.tv and search "Labor Beat".
Free Speech and other features of the First Amendment are under attack in America. If the 1st Amendment no longer really applies, then the US Constitution doesn't either. So, US Troops aren't fighting for democracy and so we can live in freedom, they are fighting for the offshore banksters' Police State, enslaving us all.
I found the above image in an interesting post called, "Big Brother Is Watching & Recruiting Bloggers" [source]
It is time the hoax that the puppeteers of the US Government perpetrate against US taxpayers, the colonization of independent countries of the world needs to stop.
The Spanish/American War of 1898, started over a questionable incident, the sinking of the USS Maine. A mysterious explosion sank the Maine in Havana Harbor. The “system of government” in the US is only an apparatus to further the agendas of corporations and members running foreign world banks. Wars are waged based on lies. Torture, rape, robbery, murder, and enslavement all occur with the American Flag waving.
Iraq and Afghanistan are colonies of the US. Look at history. Are the Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Wake Island, and other countries and territories under US occupation with original consent of the conquered, or is it all a result of dirty US wars? Is Haiti now a colony of the US? Costa Rica has allowed US authorities to start running “Law Enforcement” and covert operations under the guise of a “Drug War”. Is Costa Rica now a US colony? What about Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia? Are they just sites for CIA torture prisons, torture training camps, landing strips, and covert operation staging grounds?
The war for freedom, and to allow the existence of sovereign nations might just be a world war against banksters and their corporate counterparts.
The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States. Revolts against Spanish rule had been endemic for decades in Cuba and were closely watched by Americans; there had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873. By 1897–98 American public opinion grew more angry at reports of Spanish atrocities. After the mysterious sinking of the American battleship Maine in Havana harbor, political pressures from the Democratic Party pushed the government headed by President William McKinley, a Republican, into a war McKinley had wished to avoid. Compromise proved impossible; Spain declared war on April 23, 1898; the U.S. Congress on April 25 declared the official opening as April 21.
Although the main issue was Cuban independence, the ten-week war was fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific and was notable for a series of one-sided American naval and military victories. The outcome by late 1898 was the Treaty of Paris which was favorable to the U.S., followed by temporary American control of Cuba and indefinite colonial authority over Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. The defeat and subsequent end of the Spanish Empire was a profound shock for Spain's national psyche. The victor gained several island possessions spanning the globe and a rancorous new debate over the wisdom of imperialism.
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Rubén Berríos statement on HR 2499 at US Senate hearings - English
The President of the Puerto Rican Independence Party, Rubén Berríos Martínez, told Senators that under International Law, the United States is obliged to decolonize Puerto Rico by disposing of the territory. He further accused US government of stalling the decolonization process, even though Puerto Rico has claimed for status changes durin the las 112 years. US is not interested in solving the matter. Recorded from the WIPR-TV, channel 6, San Juan, Puerto Rico transmission on May 19, 2010
More information of the Puerto Rican Independence Party in English:
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Check out Darren Wolfe's audio interview link in [this post]. Darren isn't a bible thumper, and if you can tolerate some religious ranting, I suggest listening to the interview. Interesting points are brought up.
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Dov Zakheim, The "real Bin Laden" in 9-11 Truth circles?
The idea for posting this came from a response to a comment I posted on Kenny's Sideshow blog [here].
Did Dov Zakheim engineer the remote piloting of the planes that hit the towers, 9-11? It is not the duty of average Americans to prove every aspect of the conspiracy that occurred September 11, 2001. It is up to the average American to know that such acts are possible coming from any government that is subverted and out of control.
I found the above photo and more information about Dov Zakheim [here]
This blogger doesn't believe everything from any source. There are often gems to be found. Do your own research. There are some interesting videos in the 2nd link above. I haven't watched them in their entirety. If the American Public was lied into every major war, why would the public think they weren't lied into the Iraq and Afghanistan wars of occupation? Who profited, and who benefited from the covert gaining of all that power, with no checks and balances?
Do Israeli Organized Crime figures who traffic in ecstasy, heroin, cocaine, are key in domestic spying operations and companies, and perpetrate banking and corporate schemes to defraud US taxpayers, operating inside the US, have ties to Mossad, FBI, CIA, NSA, DEA, DIA, US officials, Department of Homeland Security, State Police organizations, and corrupt members of the Judicial System rigging court cases and public corruption investigations?
Although many people think that the CIA’s primary mission during the Cold War was to "deter communism," Noam Chomksy correctly points out that its real mission was "deterring democracy." Michael Parenti called it promoting democracy in the name of fighting communism, while really pushing fascism in place of liberty. (or something like that)
Dov Zakheim's Homeland Security biz and the remote control of aircraft
Dov Zakheim. Not many Americans know who he is, but they ignore him at their own peril. If for no other reason, a dual Israeli-American citizen as Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer of the United States Dept. of Defense should raise some eyebrows. He was also President Bush's senior foreign policy advisor during the 2000 campaign.
He was (is?) Corporate VP1 at System Planning Corporation, a major player in the "Homeland Security" industry. One of the products that SysPlan sells is the Command Transmitter System, a remote control system for planes, boats, missiles and other vehicles2 . It's highly customable and configurable to interface with an almost limitless number of vehicle types.
The remote control theory of 9/11 looks a little better every day.
System Planning Corproation's Command Transmitter Systems (CTS) provide remote control and flight termination functions through a fully-redundant self-contained solid-state system.
Exciter The exciter incorporates state-of-the-art Direct-Digital-Synthesis technology to simultaneously generate an RF carrier and up to 6 of 20 available standard IRIG-B tones. It has 20 watts of output power and an internal ferrite isolator. The exciter may also be used as a standalone unit.
High-Power Amplifier The high-power amplifier (HPA) is solid-state, dependable, and cool running, allowing continuous 1-kW output power at temperatures from 0o to 50oC, and from sea level to 30,000 feet AMSL. The Command Transmitter System is MIL-STD-461C qualified and designed to military standards for high MTBF and continuous 24-hour-per-day operation.
State-of-the-art CMOS micro-controllers provide full fault detection and reporting. High-power ferrite isolators allow full-power operation with antenna VSWRs up to 2:1. The HPA is designed for graceful degradation, which allows high-output power operation even with several amplifier modules inoperative. As an optional feature, each HPA sub-system is provided with an RF switch matrix that allows real-time replacement of HPA units.
External modulation inputs may be used to modulate the transmitters with externally-generated tones from 10 Hz to 100 kHz.
The system can be switched automatically or manually between transmitters. Automatic switching to the redudant system is completed in less than 5ms upon detection of an internal fault or at preset RF power thresholds. The system is mounted in two standard 60"-high racks for easy installation in mobile platforms. The roller-bearing, tiltable rack slides allow easy access within the chassis for low MTTR. CTS generally ships with front panel button operation for broadcast frequency and tones. Add-on options are available from SPC for remote control features. For more information on an integrated control system, see SPC's Flight Termination System Download a CTS brochure.
400-550 MHz in 100-kHz steps
RF Output Power:
Exciter: 20 Watts; HPA: 1 kW
RF Power Control:
1-dB steps, 60-dB total range
Permissible Antenna VSWR:
> 2:1 continuously, 50 ohms nom.
< -50 dBc at 1 kW
< -80 dBc at 1 kW
± 300 kHz
Internal: 7.5-73.95 kHz (IRIG-B tone frequencies)
180-228 VAC 3-phase Wye connection, 47-63 Hz; 5 kVA maximum per rack, two connectors required (supplied); entrance at bottom center of each rack Local Control, RF Power Monitor, and Exciter are supplied 120 VAC nom. single-phase by the HPA power supply
Forced air; all exhausts through rear panels
Controls and Indicators
Automatic or manual
Either transmitter as primary or secondary Local/Remote
Alarm reset and audio alarm disable
RF Power Monitor:
Forward and reflected RF output power level
Forward and reflected RF output power fault
Carrier enable, carrier on
RF output power attenuator
RF carrier frequency
Selected audio tone (up to 6 of 20)
Compressor on/off and limit set
HPA Power Supply:
Line power (indicators)
System power (circuit breaker/switch)
HPA 28-volt power (circuit breakers/switches,Indicators)
2 standard 19" racks, 32" deep and 60" high
Female type LC, mounted on left-rear upper rack surfaces
Dov S. Zakheim is Corporate Vice President of System Planning Corporation (SPC), a high-technology, research, analysis, and manufacturing firm based in Arlington, Virginia. He is also Chief Executive Officer of SPC International Corporation, a subsidiary of SPC that specializes in political, military, and economic consulting, and international sales and analysis. In addition, Dr. Zakheim serves as Consultant to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asian Studies of the Council on Foreign Relations, Adjunct Scholar of the Heritage Foundation, and a Senior Advisor at the Center for International and Strategic Studies.
From 1985 until March 1987, Dr. Zakheim was Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Planning and Resources. In that capacity, he played an active role in the Department's system acquisition and strategic planning processes and guided Department of Defense policy in a number of international economic fora. He also successfully negotiated numerous arms cooperation agreements with various U.S. allies.
Dr. Zakheim served the Reagan Administration in a variety of other senior Department of Defense posts from 1981 through 1985. He had served previously as Principal Analyst with the National Security and International Affairs Division of the Congressional Budget Office.
A graduate of Columbia University, New York, where he earned his B.A., Summa Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Zakheim also studied at the London School of Economics. Dr. Zakheim earned his doctorate in economics and politics at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, a Columbia College Kellett Fellow, and a post-doctoral Research Fellow. He has served as Adjunct Professor at the National War College, Yeshiva University, and Columbia University and as Presidential Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
Dr. Zakheim served for two terms as a Presidential appointee to the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. In 1997 he was appointed by Secretary of Defense Cohen to the Task Force on Defense Reform. In May 1998 Secretary Cohen named him to the first Board of Visitors of the Department of Defense Overseas Regional Schools. In February 2000 he was appointed to the Defense Science Board Task Force on the Impact of DoD Acquisition Policies on the Health of the Defense Industry.
Dr. Zakheim writes, lectures, and provides media commentary on national defense and foreign policy issues, both domestically and internationally, including appearances on major U.S. network news telecasts, CNN's Newshour, Larry King Live, BBC Arab and World Service, and Israeli, Swedish, and Japanese television. He is a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, a regular contributor to Defense News, and an editorial board member of Israel Affairs and of The Round Table (the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs). He serves on review panels for the Wilson Center for International Scholars, the United States Institute of Peace, and the U.S. Naval Institute. He is the author of Flight of the Lavi: Inside a U.S.-Israeli Crisis (Brassey's, 1996), Congress and National Security in the Post-Cold War Era (The Nixon Center, 1998), and numerous articles and chapters in books. Dr. Zakheim is also a trustee of the Foreign Policy Research Institute; serves on the Board of Directors of Search for Common Ground and of Friends of the Jewish Chapel of the United States Naval Academy; and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and other professional organizations. Dr. Zakheim is a member of the advisory boards of the Center for Security Policy, the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East, and the American Jewish Committee.
Dr. Zakheim is the recipient of the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal (1986), the Bronze Palm to the DoD Distinguished Public Service Medal (1987), Congressional Budget Office Director's Award for Outstanding Service (1979), and the SPC Director's Award for Outstanding Service (1997).
The CTS at the Sea Range provides safe, controlled testing of unmanned targets, platforms and missiles, including ballistic missiles and other long-range vehicles.
The CTS is a tunable UHF FM transmitter designed for ground use in controlling guided missiles, pilotless aircraft and pilotless boats. It delivers a nominal 750 watts of RF power to the antenna (rated at 1 kW with a minimum of 500 watts). The RF signal is frequency modulated by selected tones (IRIG 20 tone format) that correspond to particular control functions of the missile, aircraft or boat. Four of these systems are located at Laguna Peak and three are located on SNI. The fourth system at SNI is expected to be operational in fiscal year 1997.
Control of target vehicles allows a specific test or threat geometry to be produced for weapons systems tests or Fleet training. The CTS may be controlled at the site or remotely from the OCRs at Point Mugu. This allows an operator to control a pilotless aircraft or drone throughout the Sea Range or control boats and ship targets within about 40 miles of the active transmitter site. Area of coverage is shown in Figure 7-5. The CTS is used for control of airborne targets such as VANDAL, AQM-37C and aerial tows, and seaborne targets such as the SEPTAR and Mobile Ship Target (MST). The BQM-74E is sometimes flown using the CTS when shortages of DKW-3 equipment occur.
In addition to the fixed site capability, the Test Wing's NP-3D aircraft can be configured to provide airborne CTS functions as an over-the-horizon repeater or "stand-alone" transmitter."
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The below video brings up some interesting information. Take everything with a grain of salt, but some of the information just can't be denied, watch if you have 2 hours ...
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Now you will discover the definitive truth about 9/11 and learn why even the most popular movies on the subject have failed to address the evidence exhaustively presented in this video. The facts will make it abundantly clear that the so-called 9/11 “Truth” movement has been infiltrated and is ultimately controlled by the same criminals group who masterminded the attacks. As they say, 'if you want to control the dissent you lead the dissent.' Utilizing evidence from the FBI, CIA, NSA, US Armed Forces Intelligence sectors, Foreign Intelligence organizations, local law enforcement agencies and independent investigators, Missing Links goes where no other 9/11 video has dared to. For more 9/11 truth see also: ziopedia.org
What should Americans who love liberty consider now? Liberty in America may end in the near future. Maybe Americans who love liberty should meet outside the US, may I suggest Old San Juan, Puerto Rico? I left a message on James Corbett's voice mail asking him to cover the subject. The reason I left a message is that he is asking for input [here]
It is fitting that LAP publish an article on Puerto Rico this year. Just over 100 years ago, on July 25,1898, U.S. troops invaded and soon captured the Spanish colony. The Peace of Paris (December 1898) formally awarded Puerto Rico to the United States. No Puerto Rican (or Cuban, or Filipino, or Guamese, and so on) sat at the negotiating table, nor was any consulted, and this boded ill for the future.
The following article briefly traces the history of Puerto Rican anticolonial resistance, revealing a long tradition of nationalist and anti-imperialist struggle. Space limitations, however, mean that important topics get shelved. This article does not examine, for example, the massive emigration to the United States starting in the 1920s and 1930s.
Traditional historiography explains this exodus in purely economic terms (the spread of large landholdings, the Depression, etc.), but many came because colonial authorities drove them out. Others felt that they could better resist in exile. Still others, like Jesús Colón, the Marxist and American Labor party activist, became politicized in the United States.
Nor does the article mention the 15 prisoners of war and political prisoners now serving long sentences in U.S. jails. These men and women (some held in solitary confinement) were punished for defending their homeland against an illegally constituted government. The solidarity movement to free these patriots constitutes an integral part of the tradition of resistance that González-Cruz so amply documents. —Hobart A. Spalding Jr. Latin American Perspectives, September Edition: http://lap.sagepub.com/content/current
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Chris Hedges interviewed by Rob Kall of Opednews.com
The original audio was [found here] on Opednews.com, more information about the clip can also be found in the link.
Famous investor and billionaire George Soros referred to the US economy as "blah," saying he expects a further slowdown. US President Barack Obama has insisted however that the US economy is heading in the right direction. Gerald Celente, the director of the Trends Research Institute said the economy is not just blah, it's in a depression. It's the summer of the greatest recession," he said.
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Kenny's Sideshow blog gets honorable mention in the below video.
Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov) said, “The establishment of a central bank is 90% of communizing a nation.”  Worldwide control obviously requires extraordinary organization, superior weaponry and high technology (like HAARP), political power and monopoly control of all the resources. On February 17, 1950, James P. Warburg declared to the U.S. Senate, “We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”  In Russia and China and other countries, the elite used thugs for their violent conquest of existing leaders.
Populations wouldn’t knowingly consent to their own demise. But distracted, naïve, ignorant citizens, by their consent, relinquish their liberties by placing their trust in others, (1) two-faced lying politicians who have abandoned the constitution and sold their souls and, (2) the persuasive profit-driven elite media. Smiling talking heads and brilliant, fast-talking female lawyers in low-cut garments legitimize immodesty while peddling infotainment disguised as news. They equivocate among themselves over the Neocon’s next war target which they claim is necessary to keep America safe. While selling their illusions and building our perceptions, what to wear, eat, drink, think and who to fear, they conceal, suppress or gloss over stories that are actually pertinent to our lives.
Jacob H. Schiff, Paul Warburg and other bankers influenced Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Act (December 23, 1913). The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was created in October 1913 to minimize predictable criticism. The bankers have manufactured panics, withdrawn credit and in the process have confiscated the citizen’s resources and personal property through phony bailouts, sanctioned by compromised politicians. These actions are calculated and designed to ultimately decimate the economy. The same bankers who promoted the Federal Reserve funded Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Zinoviev, Kamenev, Molotov and Kirov (assumed names) in their godless, violent take-over of Russia. The bankers began making major profits when Bernard Baruch, Louis Brandeis and others manipulated their puppet Woodrow Wilson into entering World War I on borrowed money after the provoked attack on the Lusitania.
Winston Churchill, a Rothschild minion, referred to the Americans traveling on the ill-fated Lusitania as “live bait,” a tactic for involving the U.S. in World War I, which started the flow of money from the pockets of U.S. citizens into the vaults of Rothschild and his fellow bankers. The “live bait” tactic had been successfully used with the deaths of American sailors aboard the USS Maine. Banker-backed corporate moguls exploited the situation. Their political puppets then ordered the military to invade the resource-rich Philippines. Meanwhile, the media vilified and dehumanized the innocent Filipinos so that the invaders could rationalize killing them. Mogul minions followed up by gathering cheap labor to extract resources and the government seized land to build military bases to manage the population and protect the resources.
To legitimize propaganda for World War I, Walter Lippmann persuaded President Wilson to create the official Committee on Public Information (CPI) on April 13, 1917. Wilson appointed newspaper publisher, George Creel, as chairman. Creel commissioned the nation’s artists to produce paintings, posters and cartoons to promote the war. With the expert help of Edward Bernays, “the father of public relations” and a nephew of Sigmund Freud, the CPI manufactured the most atrocious hate propaganda against the Germans. Bernays manipulated public opinion through crowd psychology, his uncle Sigmund’s specialty. Creel had a staff of persuasive wordsmiths – journalists, writers, intellectuals and many advertisers – who later admitted they were willing to lie, use emotional appeal and enemy demonization to generate hate and fear to elicit support for the war. 
The War on Terror is just a lie meant to bankrupt American Taxpayers. The US Government has grown to big, powerful, and abusive. We're paying them to enslave us. An example of their propaganda that is so readily digested by the American public [found here]:
Friday, 5 January 2007
Peanuts Kill More Americans Than Terrorists
If western governments were really trying win the "war on terror" they wouldn't give terrorists so much credit.
The menace of global terrorism has been labeled the greatest threat to western civilization since communism and yet swimming pools, peanuts and lost deer kill more Americans every single year. Why are our governments facilitating the terrorist's agenda by hyping a peril that simply doesn't exist?
The number of Americans killed as a result of international terrorism since the 1960's gives us a benchmark from which we can correctly identify and target other dire dangers to our very way of life.
That's correct - all of the above have killed an equal number of Americans since 1960 as terrorism. One could even categorize M&M's, lost deer and the weather as an "axis of evil arming to threaten the peace of the world," as George Bush famously once said.
Enemy Combatant: Fear the deer.
As Ohio State University's John Mueller concludes in a report entitled A False Sense Of Insecurity, "For all the attention it evokes, terrorism actually causes rather little damage and the likelihood that any individual will become a victim in most places is microscopic."
Last summer's much vaunted transatlantic terror plot, a facade that has since collapsed under the weight of its own absurdity, led to ridiculous measures in airports banning any form of liquids in carry on luggage and mothers were forced to drink their own breast milk. Yet there has not been a bomb planted in a piece of checked luggage on an American carrier since the 1988 Lockerbie disaster, itself a false flag inside job. Since that time Americans have been routinely interrogated millions of times about the contents of their luggage while cargo remains completely unchecked.
To equal the danger that Americans place themselves in every day by driving their car down the highway, there would have to be a September 11 every month. To reach the same level of risk that one undertakes in boarding an airline, you only have to travel eleven miles in a car.
The principle goal of terrorists is to terrify populations and governments into acquiescing to their political demands. The only way they can achieve this is by generating a substantial amount of fear and making people believe the lie that their life is significantly threatened by potential terrorism, when in reality the swimming pool in their backyard poses more of a danger.
As soon as we lose the fear, the terrorists lose their power over us to control our behavior. If western governments were really trying to win a war on terror as they claim then they would downplay and sideline acts of terror, pointing out that an individual has more chance of being struck by lightning than being killed in a terror attack.
And yet what do we see? George Bush and Dick Cheney frothing at the mouth predicting mushroom clouds over America, Fox News telling us every day it's not a matter of if but when we're attacked again, the British government warning that only "a miracle" would prevent London from being attacked over the holidays.
"What is needed, as one statistician suggests, is some sort of convincing, coherent, informed, and nuanced answer to a central question: “How worried should I be?” Instead, the message the nation has received so far is, as a Homeland Security official put (or caricatured) it, “Be scared; be very, very scared — but go on with your lives.” Such messages have led many people to develop what Leif Wenar of the University of Sheffield has aptly labeled “a false sense of insecurity.”
By making these statements and continually recycling the hysteria, these entities are facilitating the goals of terrorists, driving forward an agenda that could not alone be fueled by relatively minor, rare and inconsequential attacks that take few human lives in comparison to the real dangers that we face every day - mundane things like car accidents, cancer and heart disease.
In that context, allied with the voluminous evidence that every major terror attack we have witnessed was either a provocateured set-up or an outright inside job, western governments are staffed at the very top by terrorists who are openly espousing the creed and statecraft of terrorism.
Only by coming to the understanding that terrorism is such a limited threat to our livelihoods and communicating that to others can we disarm the alarmist propaganda that governments utilize in order to enlist our obedience for the construction of the prison planet.
Fear is a lie.
False Evidence Appearing Real.
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The Pentagon is in charge of the 700 plus US Colonization bases in over 130 countries. The Empire is bankrupting US taxpayers.
The United States has set up military bases all over the world as a way to insert their power and influence inside the regions they inhabit. Okinawa, Japan is home to one of the US bases and has been protested by locals for years, will the United States ever remove these "colonies"? Jacob G Hornberger says this is all a part of the US Empire, the US is using military bases all over the world like the British did setting up colonies to expand their empire.
Should US Soldiers and contractors on military bases be able to rape little Japanese girls with little to no punishment? Should the same be occurring all over the world?