Air strikes kill civilians as Israel prepares new Gaza bloodbath

by Bill Van Auken, WSWS

Israeli bombings and rocket attacks against the densely populated and impoverished neighborhoods of Gaza claimed the lives of at least 27 Palestinians by late Tuesday night and left well over 130 others wounded, many of them seriously.

The Israelis military boasted that it had launched over 273 airstrikes on Tuesday. The attacks, carried out by F-16 fighter jets, Apache helicopters and drones, turned homes into rubble and sent towering plumes of fire and smoke into the skies over Gaza, where nearly two million Palestinians are confined in what amounts to the world’s largest open-air prison.

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The Vegas Shooting – the “New World Order and Shit” and Other Dangerous Ideas

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: see several updates at the end of this article

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Years ago I wrote that when they decide to make that big leap from the slightly open society we have now to the totalitarian closed one we are destined for, one of the things they need to do is round up the dissidents in a very public manner so that not only are they out of the way, but so they will serve as an example of what happens to you when you think the wrong things.

You can see examples of this taking place right now in Egypt, Thailand and Ukraine. History is rife with examples. Look no farther than Indonesia when we installed Suharto or Chile after we installed Pinochet.

The most recent mass casualty event in the on-going American Gladio op took place in Vegas a few days ago. Two police officers and a woman shopping at WalMart tragically lost their lives. Was this simply a case of two bottom feeders going off? Was it part of a destabilization campaign designed to remake the country into something else? Was Cass Sunstein right about his “dangerous ideas” and the need to wipe them all off the interwebs or is someone helping him make his point as the new CISPA is about to be rolled out?

Let’s see.

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AE Back Online – Neoliberal News of the Day

by Scott Creighton

AE has been offline this weekend due to a little BIOS issue. Aside from our Amos and Andy blogger spam show in the comment section, it’s been a slow news weekend. Operation American MindWar turned out a little short of their expectations: about 29,999,950 short to be exact. They claimed 300 showed up, but that number was vastly overstated if you ask me. But don’t be discouraged (like they want you to be). Turns out there’s a lot of us who are ready for “CHANGE”, we just aren’t as gullible as they would have us “BELIEVE”.

Some News:

“DRILL BABY DRILL” says Obama – Obama the “Global Warming Warrior”, has penned a secretive deal with the E.U. to step up crude oil and LNG exports in spite of federal, state and local laws. More fracking in the U.S. and more offshore drilling. Big bucks for the energy companies, less money for green energy projects.

“Encouraging trade in dirty fossil fuels would mean more dangerous fracking here in the U.S. and would push more climate-disrupting fuels into the European Union,” Ilana Solomon, director of the Responsible Trade Program at Sierra Club, told HuffPost. “The oil and gas industry is the only winner in this situation.”

“CIA knows what happened to Flight MH370” – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (no fan of the West) says the CIA has info on missing flight MH370 and is not sharing it with the rest of the world.

The US Central Intelligence Agency has information about a Malaysian plane that went missing more than two months ago, but refuses to share it, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday.

Venezuela files complaint about U.S. destabilization efforts

Venezuela has announced it will file a formal complaint to the UN and other international institutions over US interference in the country’s internal affairs that has aggravated the political crisis in the country, the Tasnim news agency reported Monday.

Gazprom and China to sign HUGE LNG deal – 9/11, Afghanistan, the TAPI pipeline… it was all about taking that Western friendly LNG from the Caspian Sea basin into the energy starved India and Southern China. It was a race. Still is I guess. But the Gazprom deal, once signed, is a serious problem. New cold war? You betcha. and once again, it’s all about money.

Gazprom, Russia’s largest natural gas producer, and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) are set to sign a gas deal that will send 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year eastward to China’s burgeoning economy, starting in 2018.

Operation American Spring – The MindWar Rolls On

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Meanwhile, in France, thousands protested austerity measures today.

UPDATE: See the end of this article to read part of OAS’ rules of engagement as Riley lays out what the “patriots” can and cannot do against the “Communist forces” that are ruining our country: “Bring Bibles and constitutions” – you just can’t make this sh@t up. I dare you to even try.

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“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”

Operation American Spring is upon us, being led by a war-mongering “Gathering of Eagles” organizer (Colonel Harry G. Riley, U.S. Army (Ret.)) and a pure fascist ultra-Zionist (Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely) who recently visited the terrorists in Syria to lend them his support. It is their stated objective to force a regime change in Washington.

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Tomorrow, a fascist former NSA Division Chief (’88-’92) Colonel Harry G. Riley, U.S. Army (Ret.),  will be leading the Neoliberal March on Washington to replace Obama and a few others with their own hand-picked gaggle of neoliberal Libertarians and far-right conservatives because… Obama is such a socialist and he’s not implementing the IMF’s austerity measures fast enough for his tastes.

“Phase 3 – Those with the principles of a West, Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, should comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President.” OAS website

Clearly, what claims to be a “non-partisan” movement, isn’t. Ted Cruz? Rand Paul? Scott Walker? That’s the trifecta of austerity gurus in America and this group wants them, or those with their “principles”, to convene investigations?

Riley now claims 10 million “patriots” will be showing up and hopes that around a million or so stick around to surround the White House and congress until they force the resignation of Obama and others (mainly democrats)

Of course, he also claims this will be a non-violent protest, but can’t promise his followers they won’t be attacked by the ebil sooOooooocialists.

“Will this be a cake-walk? No, it will be painful, and some people may die because the government will not be non-violent; some of us will end up in a cell, and some may be injured. If that’s what it will take to save our nation, do we have any choice?… Will our national patriot leaders step forward and declare, “send me”, I’ll lead? There are millions of veterans and patriots ready to follow and have said “I will go”.” from Riley’s webpage

How about a little background on Col. Riley and Gen. Vallely so you guys can be ready for the MindWar that’s taking shape tomorrow? It’ll be enlightening, I promise.

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