World on Fire: “Innocence” Psyop Justification for Sweeping Imperialist Aggression

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE 3: Check out the article over at aangirfan. Some really good questions about this psyop and links.

UPDATE 2: Take a look at the indignant yuppies who are angry about the video.

UPDATE: Didn’t take too long… U.S. sending marines into Sudan as well

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All across the Middle East, the CIA created “professional jhadists” are raging against the machine in  many of the “7 countries in 5 years” nations that were targeted for regime change over a decade ago. Embassies are being assaulted by roaming bands of young, yuppie “rebels” looking to help spin up a justification for military intervention in their countries and the ensuing neoliberalization of the economy which is sure to follow. In Sudan and Yemen and Egypt specifically, the attacks are fermenting a national consensus back here about having to send in military troops though technically speaking, the president doesn’t need to build such a consensus when embassies come under attack. The marines are already  in Libya and Yemen at this point and Sudan is probably not far behind in the planning stages.

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Barack Obama is Guilty of Murder, It’s Just That Simple

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: There are some good articles on this topic. Check out Firedoglake, Black Agenda Report, and Glenn Greenwald

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Jeremy Scahill went on MSNBC yesterday morning and said something that I have been writing for years, that by his own admission, Barack Obama is guilty of the murder of scores of innocent people in Yemen, including but not limited to 14 women and 21 children according to the Amnesty International report on the Dec. 17th 2009 cruise missile attack authorized by the Peace Prize “winning” president himself.

“Terrorist”?

Though I give him credit for that aspect of his appearance on the show, I have to remind everyone of the kinds of people who are designated “terrorists” in the first place and the real reason the Obama administration is bombing Yemen (it ain’t to protect our “freedoms” if that’s what you think) and Syria, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia.

“This is a memo that describes how we are going to take out 7 countries in 5 years starting with Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off with Iran.” Gen. W. Clark 2007

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Obama Executive Order: Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Summary now included at the end of the article

UPDATE 2: A small except from a recent article written by Ralph Nader seems appropriate. This is the world in which we live. This is the new normal.

Far more people have become rich and famous for telling lies and falsehoods than people who have a habit of telling the truth and reciting facts.” Ralph Nader

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Yesterday as the news of U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest’s ruling on the Battlefield Act of the 2012 NDAA was trickling out to the people of this country, our president signed yet another stunningly undemocratic executive order which is garnering almost no mention anywhere at this time. The gist of the Obama executive order is thus: anyone, including U.S. citizens, citizens of Yemen, or even political opponents of the new dictator in Yemen, who directly or “indirectly” hinders or threatens the smooth transition to power of the new dictator in Yemen can have all of their assets seized by the secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner and secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

For the record, Obama also uses this action to declare a state of emergency in this country over these actions and he also proclaims that since U.S. citizens might just happen to be able to move some of their assets were they given the “constitutional” protections which are theirs by right, they will not provide any notice of such an action prior to taking everything you own.

Understand that? If you threaten the “stability”of their new dictator in Yemen (a guy who was the vice president of the last dictator and who “won” an election after a revolution threw him out.. an “election” consisting of one candidate that is), or if Hillary Clinton CLAIMS you threaten the stability of their new dictator in Yemen, the progressive Obama regime will take everything you own without giving you any prior notification or the due process of law.

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Why Did Obama Help Lock Up a Yemeni Journalist?

(Not only did Barack Obama authorize an illegal cruise missile strike in Yemen on Dec. 17th 2009 which took the lives of 21 children, but he apparently also had a black-bag squad pick up a journalist in Yemen who reported on the cluster bomb munitions used in that attack. He had him picked up, tortured, and imprisoned for simply telling the truth. When that journalist was finally up for a pardon from President/Dictator Saleh, President Obama put in a call and had his puppet in Yemen rescind that pardon. I have been writing about this incident right after it happened. Conspiracy theory is now simply fact. )

by Jeremy Scahill, The Nation

On February 2, 2011, President Obama called Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The two discussed counterterrorism cooperation and the battle against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. At the end of the call, according to a White House read-out, Obama “expressed concern” over the release of a man named Abdulelah Haider Shaye, whom Obama said “had been sentenced to five years in prison for his association with AQAP.” It turned out that Shaye had not yet been released at the time of the call, but Saleh did have a pardon for him prepared and was ready to sign it. It would not have been unusual for the White House to express concern about Yemen’s allowing AQAP suspects to go free. Suspicious prison breaks of Islamist militants in Yemen had been a regular occurrence over the past decade, and Saleh has been known to exploit the threat of terrorism to leverage counterterrorism dollars from the United States. But this case was different. Abdulelah Haider Shaye is not an Islamist militant or an Al Qaeda operative. He is a journalist.

… On December 17, the Yemeni government announced that it had conducted a series of strikes against an Al Qaeda training camp in the village of al Majala in Yemen’s southern Abyan province, killing a number of Al Qaeda militants. As the story spread across the world, Shaye traveled to al Majala. What he discovered were the remnants of Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs, neither of which are in the Yemeni military’s arsenal. He photographed the missile parts, some of them bearing the label “Made in the USA,” and distributed the photos to international media outlets. He revealed that among the victims of the strike were women, children and the elderly. To be exact, fourteen women and twenty-one children were killed. Whether anyone actually active in Al Qaeda was killed remains hotly contested. After conducting his own investigation, Shaye determined that it was a US strike.

… For many journalists in Yemen, the publicly available “facts” about how Shaye was “assisting” AQAP indicate that simply interviewing Al Qaeda–associated figures, or reporting on civilian deaths caused by US strikes, is a crime in the view of the US government.

[read the entire article, here]

Yemen designed for indefinite chaos

Yemen Holds an “Election” – One Candidate Major General Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

by Scott Creighton

Barack Obama has issued a statement in support of a one candidate “election” in Yemen which will replace their brutal dictator of 30 years, Field Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh, with  Saleh’s vice president of 18 years, Major General Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.Replacing one military dictator for another from the exact same regime. Shockingly, Obama actually called this “a model for how peaceful transition in the Middle East can occur

But the “transition” is an illusion, just as like everything else from Obama’s promises of “CHANGE”. President Saleh will remain in control of all the industry he has greedily collected during his 30 years of brutal rule. Saleh’s family ties to the government and industry of Yemen will remain just as they are. These ties have made the Saleh family one of the wealthiest in the world. Hadi has been Saleh’s right hand man for 18 years and to imagine that he will sever all ties to the previous dictator and his multinational corporate sponsors is the worst kind of fantastical thinking.

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Neo-liberal Destabilization Plan for Syria Continues: How long till we are on that “Seven Countries” list?

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Russia opposes ‘Libyan scenario’ in Syria and will block resolution

Syrian government accepted Russian brokered peace talks with opposition

The Syrian “rebels/activists” rejected a Russian brokered peace talks

The Syrian “rebels/activists” sabotage state run natural gas pipeline and murdered a doctor

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So, I came back to see him (in the Pentagon) a few weeks later (October of 2001) and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan and I said “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” and he said “It’s worse than that.” He said.. he reached over on his desk and he picked up a piece of paper and he said “I just got this down from upstairs today..” meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office… and he said “this is a memo that describes how we are going to take out 7 countries in 5 years.. starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off Iran.Gen. Westley Clark

When every single MSM “news” outlet is on the same page, reporting “activist said” unsubstantiated propaganda pertaining to Libya, Somalia and Syria as unquestionable fact, the current administration is free to do whatever they want with no fear of reprisal from their so-called “progressive” supporters. That means the Obama administration of “CHANGE” is able to openly continue yet another horrendous and illegal policy of the Bush administration, the neoliberalization of several state centered nations, unencumbered by the inherent restrictions of democracy ie the “will of the people” who would never support premeditated invasions and occupations of other nations for the express interests of multinational corporations and financial institutions.

Just as the complicit corporatist media assisted the Bush regime in manufacturing consent for the illegal invasion of Iraq, they are doing the exact same thing now under the Obama administration as they openly continue to fulfill the “7 countries in 5 years” agenda set so long ago.

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