Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law? Iran? Give me a break….

by Scott Creighton

Everything to do with the bin Laden story is always surrounded by lies of one form or another.

NBC “News” is reporting that bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was captured by the Iranians back in 2001 with a bunch of other “al Qaeda” members and held all this time in a “black box” for over ten years and that he was somehow released, they assume, and arrested again by the CIA in Jordan.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Obama Administration Backtracks on Drone Policy – Claims They Can’t Kill Citizens on U.S. Soil

by Scott Creighton

It seems Rand Paul’s little filibuster may have had some effect after all. After a day of serious abuse being leveled  at the Obama administration and other dems for failing to support the Paul filibuster, today U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent Rand Paul a short letter which stated:

“It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: ‘Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil? The answer to that question is no.” Eric Holder

Today was filled with all kinds of questions coming out about Rand Paul’s filibuster and the Eric Holder letter which started it all in which he said he thought the president could “under certain circumstances” like another 9/11, use the military drones to take out a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil without any due process of law. Today’s letter is a bit of a turnaround for Mr. Holder. Not much, but a bit.

Continue reading

Operation Condor trial begins in Argentina

by Bill Van Auken, WSWS

A trial that opened Tuesday in Buenos Aires is the first to consider the totality of crimes carried out under Operation Condor, a coordinated campaign by various US-backed Latin American dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s to hunt down, torture and murder tens of thousands of opponents of those regimes.

Condor was prosecuted in the name of a crusade against “terrorism.” Its methods in many ways prefigured the systematic and continuing crimes carried out by the US government decades later with its use of “extraordinary rendition,” torture and “targeted killings.”

Continue reading

“Wall Street’s Favorite Democrat” Looks to Deregulate Derivatives Even More

by Scott Creighton

Former Goldman Sachs executive and current national finance chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, called “Wall Street’s Favorite Democrat” by Bloomberg, Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), is pushing a new bit of legislation to make it easier for Wall Street and Goldman Sachs to make piles of money setting up the next financial catastrophe just like they did back when they got Clinton to repeal Glass-Steagall.

The bill would “allow banks to keep commodity and equity derivatives in federally insured units,” Politico reported on Wednesday, meaning that banks would no longer be forced to spin off their trading desks. It would weaken Dodd-Frank’s “push out” provision, otherwise known as the Prohibition Against Federal Government Bailouts of Swaps Entities, which bars federal assistance from being provided to any swaps entity.

Himes, who was recently named the national finance chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is a former executive at Goldman Sachs, where he was a vice president.” Huffington Post

Jim, like President Obama, was born to do the “good work” of neoliberalizing America and Europe. His daddy worked for the Ford Foundation and UNICEF  in Lima Peru. His father worked under the presidency of Fernando Belaúnde who was particularly favored by the U.S. at the time because he basically handed over the nationalized oil industry to Standard Oil. Belaunde was forced to resign under threat of military coup in late 1968 and the new government did horrendous things like started a land reform program giving land back to the people and nationalized the oil industry again. They were also setting up  deals coming closer to Cuba and the Soviet Union. Eventually the Good old U.S. of A got their man back in the saddle again in 1980.

As you can see, a very similar path to greatness that our Glorious Leader had. Born to the Ford Foundation and neoliberalized dictators in far away lands and he ends up running things in the Democratic party. Small world for these oligarchs ain’t it?

Cop “Accidentally’ Fires Gun in School – Guards in School Program Ends

by Scott Creighton

How do you stop the armed cops in school program that is helping to dissuade the population from agreeing to a complete disarmament of the citizens? Well, one way is to get a cop to “accidentally” discharge his firearm in an empty school hallway when he has absolutely no reason to be messing with his gun in the first place. Then you stand back and screech “Won’t SOMEBODY think of the CHILDREN!” That’s how.

Continue reading

Millions Bid Farewell to Chavez in Venezuela (photos)

by Scott Creighton

While disinformation stooges like Alex Jones are out in numbers making ridiculously stupid claims like “Driving a Toyota is a death wish in Venezuela”, or babbling about how the people of Venezuela hated and feared the “dictator”,  the reality, as is often the case when it comes to the MSM and so-called “alternative” press in this country, is VASTLY different.

Venezuelans mourn. Chavismo lives! Bolivarianism is institutionalized. Venezuelans expect no less. They want no part of their ugly past. They’ll put their bodies on the line to prevent it. They did before. They’ll do it again. Bolivarianism is policy. It’s vital to preserve.

It’s the polar opposite of neoliberal harshness.” Stephen Lendman

Below are some photos of the funeral of Hugo Chavez. The last president who would get a turnout like this was JFK and they killed him because he was turning slightly socialist as well. Lotta love for that “billionaire” “dictator” huh? Funny thing is, they describe this guy like Ben Ali or Mubarak or Saleh of Yemen and last time I checked, the ONLY time I saw crowds like these for them, they were attacking their regimes in an effort to get them out or kill them. Those are real billionaire dictators. Can you tell the difference?

Funny how that works, ain’t it? Reality vs fictitious propaganda. Not so hard to tell the difference when you just open your eyes a bit.

Continue reading

Israel Firster Ros-Lehtinen Parrots Libertarian/Neoliberal anti-Chavez Propaganda

Take a look at this crap from Israel Firster Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. It’s every fucking anti-Chavez anti-social democracy lie there is all rolled into one hate-filled warmongering screed. This is the state of American politics these days and the libertarian “alternative” folks are all saying pretty much the same thing. I put this up not to be mean, just to show our libertarian minded readers (what few are left) where their mindset comes from.

enjoy    ಠ_ಠ

Continue reading