by Scott Creighton
Man, those “terrorists” sure have the worst timing, don’t they? On the other hand, they seem to always plot to blow shit up when it is the most opportune time for whatever regime happens to catch them at the time. Here’s and example: 9/11 happened just one day after the plans to attack Afghanistan and the Taliban landed on George Bush’s desk and just a week or so after they worked out the kinks in the Patriot Act. Here’s another example: Umar Fizzlepants ignited his diaper of doom just a week after Barack Obama gave the order to hit targets in Yemen and accidentally killed 23 children in the process (We had no reason to be attacking targets in Yemen, that is, not until Umar Fizzlepants)
Today, the much beleaguered billionaire mayor of New York and his thuggish police commissioner announced (surprise surprise) they thwarted a “terrrorist plot” involving some “lone wolf” who was just “an hour” away from completing his bombs (just for the record, if you have 20 bucks, a bus pass, and a kitchen table, you are “an hour” away from creating a bomb as well)
Filed under: Banking Heist, CIA are the Real Terrorists, fake war on terror, Jose Pimentel, Neoliberalizing America, police state, propaganda, Scott Creighton, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, War on Yemen | 7 Comments »
by Scott Creighton
The police state is expanding at a frightening pace.
In DC Adam Kokesh and several others were recently arrested violently for simply dancing at the Jefferson Monument. The video of the cop slamming Adam to the marble floor is quite disturbing.
There is a story breaking out of Miami Florida involving a bad shooting with the Miami police and their apparent effort to cover their tracks by detaining various bystanders and smashing their cell phones just in case they video taped the shooting.
The main officers in this case were indicted on charges of misdemeanor oppression and not assault. The official position coming out of the Houston mayor’s office is that they “tried” to get the officers fired but were unsuccessful and they seek to indict the individual who leaked the video because obviously, he is the real criminal here.
If you think this country isn’t already turning into what Egypt was like under Mubarak, think again. These thugs in uniform are selected and cultivated for this purpose only. They are no better than what we saw running over civilians in Cairo and it appears the mayor Houston is one of them.
by Scott Creighton
“I just thought about not getting hit” – Cop’s justification for killing a 45-year-old drug addict in his own home.
Cops equipped like they are still on the streets of Fallujah busted into a drug addict’s house and shot him dead. The video shows Todd Blair had only a golf club in his hand and the cop who shot him clearly had enough time to determine the nature and level of the threat presented, but he shot first and asked questions later.
by Scott Creighton
So far what I know about the story is this; the guys walked through a door at the store and the alarm went off. Since they are both deaf, they did not respond. Security came out jumped on one of them while the other tries desperately to tell them that they are deaf and show them the receipts for the stuff they got. No security guard ever has the right to put their hands on you for shop-lifting. Standard procedure is to call the cops and not even speak to the suspects. But here, these guys manhandle the other guy and practically kill the guy on the ground… all over what? a fucking shirt that was probably not scanned correctly? Then the third guy, who is clearly handicapped, comes over and starts freaking out.
As bad as that is, it gets even worse.
(Yes, once again, our police, who are sworn to “serve and protect”, got a little carried away in Detroit. One had a ”Fallujah flashback” or something and they tossed a flashbang grenade into a room where a 7-year-old girl was sleeping and then shot into that room from the outside the home… killing the young 7-year-old girl who bled to death as our brave storm troopers walked around in her living room wearing masks, flac-jackets, and jackboots. Then the cops lied about it. They tried to say it was somehow the grandmother’s fault, adding insult to injury… And yes, there is a video of it somewhere… a TV show was filming the assault on the home in Detroit so they could put it on cable and sell advertising spots to Colgate or Bank of America or Humana… side note: while the cops were lying about how the girl got shot by trying to blame the grandmother, the TV show, The First 48 on A&E network, said nothing… nothing. I wonder how many other interesting videos they have in their vaults. These cops entered a house where they knew 4 kids lived, with flashbangs and gun fire in the middle of the night. The cops said they felt “bad” about it, but I guess they didn’t feel bad enough about her death to tell the truth.)
the lie: Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee said officers set off the flash grenade as they entered the apartment with their guns drawn about 12:40 a.m. Sunday with a warrant to look for a suspect in the Friday slaying of a 17-year-old boy. The lead officer’s gun went off after he encountered a 46-year-old woman inside the front room of the home and “some level of physical contact” ensued. Police do not believe the gun was fired intentionally. Metro Detroit News
… Godbee would not comment on newspaper reports that neighbors told police there were children in the house and showed them toys in the front yard. The girl’s father said three other children besides Aiyana were in the home when the raid happened.
the Truth: “Aiyana Jones was shot from outside on the porch. The videotape shows clearly the officer throwing through the window a stun grenade-type explosive and then within milliseconds of throwing that, firing a shot from outside the home,” he said. Comcast news
(It looks like the brave officers crept up onto the porch and rather than simply surrounding the home and knocking on the door, they decided to throw a flashbang through the window of a house that 4 children lived in, and then when 7-year-old Aiyana Jones jumped up, terrified, off the couch where she had been sleeping, our brave officers shot her in the neck for fear of the damage a little 7 year old girl could do to them. As her father was running to help her, the brave officers in flac-jackets knocked him to the ground and held him there while Aiyana was bleeding to death. Then they lied about it. Did the cop feel bad about it? I’m sure he did. But they should never have authorized this kind of intrusion into a home where 4 children lived. The only reason they did it was they wanted something dramatic to put on TV. Well, they got it. Now let’s see if A&E puts it out there for everyone to see.)
from the Associated Press
An attorney for the family of a 7-year-old girl who was killed by a police officer’s bullet during a weekend raid at their home said Monday that he saw video of the raid that contradicts the police department’s version of what happened.
Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said he watched three or four minutes of video that showed police fired into the home after lobbing a flash grenade through the window. He said this contradicts the police department’s story, which was that the officer’s gun discharged during a struggle or collision inside the home with the girl’s grandmother.
“There is no question about what happened because it’s in the videotape,” Fieger said. “It’s not an accident. It’s not a mistake. There was no altercation.
“The gun was fired before anyone goes through the door. There are lights all over, like it’s a television set.”
A camera crew for the cable television crime-reality series “The First 48″ was at the raid, although Fieger declined to say whether the video he watched was shot by the crew.
Greek Parliament approves deep social cuts in face of mass opposition; Stock markets fall sharply on fears of unrest
by Joe Kishore and Alexander Lantier, WSWS
The Greek Parliament voted to approve €30 billion in cuts to jobs, wages, pensions, and social spending Thursday, the day after a general strike against the measures. The cuts were agreed to by Prime Minister George Papandreou as part of a loan package from European governments and the International Monetary Fund.
Mass opposition to the measures panicked stock markets, expressing growing concern in ruling circles that global social unrest will disrupt plans to make the working class pay for government deficits. Markets fell sharply in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Filed under: Banking Heist, class warfare, Economic Crisis ie. Disaster Capitalism, economic terrorism, Globalization, Neocons = Neolibs, police state, Riots in Greece, The So-Called PIIGS, war on the middle class | 3 Comments »
From “Car Fire” To Foiled Homegrown Terrorism: MSNBC Changes Their Story on the Green SUV Once the Politicians Got Involved
by Scott Creighton
***UPDATE 4*** - On MSNBC’s Today Show, the talking heads said there was a “detonator” in the SUV. They said that even though they showed the official contents of the SUV as reported by the NYPD official, and no detonator was listed…
The guest on the show just goes on and on about all the horror that COULD have happened… but he doesn’t understand why the bomb didn’t go off… (maybe “the smoke defused it”)
***UPDATE 3*** IT’S JUST SO FUCKING STUPID!!! I CAN”T TAKE IT ANY MORE!!! Here is the story as it was related by a CNN “reporter” on their “news” show a little while ago… follow along now… this is good…
S.3081: Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 – U.S. Congress – OpenCongress
The “Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010,” introduced by Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman on Thursday with little fanfare, “sets out a comprehensive policy for the detention, interrogation and trial of suspected enemy belligerents who are believed to have engaged in hostilities against the United States by requiring these individuals to be held in military custody, interrogated for their intelligence value and not provided with a Miranda warning,”
by Glenn Greenwald, Salon
By all accounts, the White House is going to unveil its proposal for indefinite detention within the next four to eight weeks, and it has begun dispatching proponents of that scheme to lay the rhetorical groundwork. In The Washington Post today, one of the proposal’s architects — Law Professor Robert Chesney, a member of Obama’s Detention Policy Task Force — showcased the trite and manipulative tactics that will be used by advocates of indefinite detention to win support for their radical program [anyone doubting that detention without trials is radical should recall that Obama's own White House counsel Greg Craig told Jane Mayer back in February that it's "hard to imagine Barack Obama as the first President of the United States to introduce a preventive-detention law"; New York Times reporter William Glaberson wrote that "Obama's detention policy "would be a departure from the way this country sees itself"; Sen. Russ Feingold warned that it "violates basic American values," "is likely unconstitutional," and "is a hallmark of abusive systems that we have historically criticized around the world"; The New York Times' Bob Herbert said that "Americans should recoil as one against the idea of preventive detention"; and the Obama policy's most vigorous Congressional proponents are Tom Coburn and Lindsey Graham].
Filed under: fake war on terror, How propaganda works, Neocons = Neolibs, Obama Cabinet, Obama™, police state, Team DLC Obama™ Brand | Tagged: Obama's Preventative detention plan, Obama™ is Bush III, Team DLC Obama™ Brand | 10 Comments »
from Nov. 2008 Cookeville, TN.
The fact that they had a pre-determined hand signal and the fact that the officer brought the drugs with him in his pocket, makes you wonder how many times they have done this is the past.
by Scott Creighton
***UPDATE*** from CNN this morning; “The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus — the swine flu — this fall, according to Defense Department officials.”
Everything Old is New Again…
According to the head of the CDC at the time (the interview was in 1979, the vaccinations for the Swine Flu were in 1976), there had been no confirmed cases of the Swine Flu outbreak anywhere else in the world when he and others concocted the nationwide push for vaccinations to combat the inevitable pandemic. This is from a 60 Minutes episode from way back; at a time before journalism itself, served a different master.
Part 1 – SWINE FLU VACCINE WARNING
(remember that the manufacturers of the vaccines soon to be mandated here in America have already sought and been given immunity from prosecution and liability claims regarding their vaccines.)
[watch Part 2 of the interview after the break]
Also of note; read Michel Chossudovski’s Martial Law and the Militarization of Public Health: The Worldwide H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program for an in-depth understanding of how the H1N1 virus is being used as a ploy to weaken social ties at a time when the global banking elite plan crippling global economic unrest and social disorder.
The H1N1 is a complete, over hyped, fraud and has been since the beginning. Now it will be used as justification for massive spending and the creation of a virtual police state; not just here, but all across the world.
It is all a cover. A cover for a planned global economic meltdown the likes of which has never been seen. For the past year, we have watched as leaders from both parties have busied themselves with with the task of readying big corporations and banking interests for this event… with unprecedented handouts of our money.
In order to help contain the public outcry and massive demonstrations that are sure to sweep over this country sometime in the next several months, along comes the H1N1 Pandemic threat (coincidentally scheduled for the same time frame…)
Filed under: disaster capitalism, Economic Crisis ie. Disaster Capitalism, Globalization, How propaganda works, police state, propaganda, Scott Creighton | Tagged: H1N1 Hoax, police state, Swine Flu fraud of 1976 | 5 Comments »
(“presidential post-acquittal detention power” - the courts are meaningless in the face of the absolute power of the Obama regime.)
by Glen Greenwald, Salon (go to the Salon link to read his UPDATES)
Spencer Ackerman yesterday attended a Senate hearing at which the DOD’s General Counsel, Jeh Johnson, testified. As Ackerman highlighted, Johnson actually said that even for those detainees to whom the Obama administration deigns to give a real trial in a real court, the President has the power to continue to imprison them indefinitely even if they are acquitted at their trial. About this assertion of “presidential post-acquittal detention power” — an Orwellian term (and a Kafka-esque concept) that should send shivers down the spine of anyone who cares at all about the most basic liberties — Ackerman wrote, with some understatement, that it “moved the Obama administration into new territory from a civil liberties perspective.” Law professor Jonathan Turley was more blunt: ”The Obama Administration continues its retention and expansion of abusive Bush policies — now clearly Obama policies on indefinite detention.“
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by Glenn Greenwald, Salon
When Obama first unveiled his “preventive detention” policy, many defenders praised him (and claimed he was different than Bush) because of his vow that — as he put it — “my Administration will work with Congress to develop an appropriate legal regime.” But now, relying exclusively on three Obama officials speaking behind a veil of anonymity, Peter Finn and Dafner Linza of The Washington Post and ProPublica report that the White House is “crafting language for an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely.” TPM calls this “the latest installment in the Obama administration’s tendency to mimic the Bushies on war on terror tactics.” And the article itself points out the obvious: ”Such an order would embrace claims by former president George W. Bush that certain people can be detained without trial for long periods under the laws of war.” Revealingly, the article quotes two Bush national security officials justifying the need for detention without charges.
Filed under: fake war on terror, Fuck Obama, Neocons = Neolibs, police state, Team DLC Obama™ Brand | Tagged: Fuck Obama, Glenn Greenwald on Obama's Executive Order, Obama's Executive order on detention without charges, Obama™ is Bush III | 3 Comments »