The White House Office of the Press Secretary June 29, 2011 http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/29/remarks-john-o-brennan-assistant-president-homeland-security-and-counter Remarks of John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on Ensuring al-Qa’ida’s Demise – As Prepared for Delivery Paul H. Nitze School of … Read more . . .
“Al Qaeda seeks to bleed us financially by drawing us into long, costly wars that also inflame anti-American sentiment,” John Brennan, President Obama’s counter-terrorism advisor, said in a speech Wednesday unveiling the new strategy. “Going forward, we will be mindful that if our nation is threatened, our best offense won’t always be deploying large armies abroad but delivering targeted, surgical pressure to the groups that threaten us.”Read more . . .
Defenders of the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, which declares the entire world to be a “battlefield” against terrorism and authorizes the U.S. military to detain indefinitely anyone suspected of being a terrorism supporter, have claimed that the White House will only use its new power carefully and with due process. Opponents note that the White House has never hesitated to use any new authority, no matter how outrageous, and that the trend of law enforcement and security agencies is to expand on powers granted, not to rein them in or limit them.Read more . . .
A former Southern District prosecutor who later became Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission, Snell is also one of the ex Feds who rewrote history in the Commission’s “Final Report” by relying entirely on the tortured “confession” of 9/11’s purported “mastermind” to pinpoint the origin of the “planes as missiles” plot.
He’s the same investigator who dismissed as not “sufficiently credible” the testimony of a decorated Navy Captain who was part of a secret data mining operation that uncovered evidence of 9/11 hijackers in the U.S. more than a year before the attacks.
I’ve been asked to speak about “Public Power in the Age of Empire.” I’m not used to doing as I’m told, but by happy coincidence, it’s exactly what I’d like to speak about tonight. (Transcript of full speech by Arundhati Roy in San Francisco, California on August 16th, 2004)Read more . . .
In Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ Israeli actor Yoav Levi steps into shoes of senior al-Qaeda terrorist Abu Faraj al-Libbi. ‘A bin Laden can emerge from the Hilltop Youth as well,’ he says. ‘Extremism is a universal language’Read more . . .
For 30 years, politicians and public officials have been arming, training, and dressing cops as if they’re fighting a war. They’ve been dehumanizing drug offenders and criminal suspects as the enemy. And of course they’ve explicitly and repeatedly told them they’re fighting a war. It shouldn’t be all that surprising that a lot of cops have started to believe it.Read more . . .
SWAT-Team Nation Posted by Sarah Stillman The New Yorker, August 8, 2013 http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2013/08/swat-team-nation.html The moment the assault rifles surrounded her, Angie Wong was standing in a leafy art-gallery courtyard with her boyfriend, a lawyer named Paul Kaiser. It was just … Read more . . .
We call upon the Government of Israel to honour and implement the right of freedom of movement, academic study and instruction in the State of Israel and the territories controlled by it.Read more . . .
Afghanistan as an empty space by Marc W. Herold (Department of Economics and Women’s Studies, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire), February 26, 2006 Argument: Four years after the U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan, the true meaning … Read more . . .
How German leaders conspired with the U.S. and Syria in covering-up a secret operationRead more . . .
The author proposes to extend the system of plea bargaining by allowing defendants to negotiate a lowering of the standard of proof “beyond reasonable doubt” to that of civil disputes. The author examines the goals of the judicial process and places the designates for the truth as merely a means to pursue justice, not a goal per se.Read more . . .
“The Tribunal is satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that the first defendant, (General) Amos Yaron, is guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide, and the second defendant, the State of Israel, is guilty of genocide.”Read more . . .
IMI-Study 2013/12 Global Power Europe The hidden imperial Agenda behind the European Council 19./20. December 2013 Authors: Sabine Lösing / Jürgen Wagner | 10. December 2013 For the first time in five years, the European Council meeting on 19./20. December … Read more . . .
The right of existence of the State of Israel and Israel’s territorial integrity by Elias Davidsson (Revision, June 2002) From time to time one comes across statements by politicians who emphasize the “right of existence of the State of Israel”. … Read more . . .