Archive for May, 2010

Movies, video games, television, even music flood our minds with the thought that killing is easy – maybe second nature.  We’re even led to believe that sometimes it is killed or be killed, thusly, we shouldn’t have any guilt.  But is that true?

On a production set an actor squeezes a trigger and a technician off to the side pushes a button and small expl0sions worn in the recipients clothing burst giving the illusion that his life is being extinguished.  But what you never see is the aftermath of what happens to the shooter, even if he is a good guy.

James Lenihan fought in WWII Europe and wrote a poem about the first time he killed a man.  It was long-lost until his two children found it.  It reads:

I shot a man yesterday

And much to my surprise,

The strangest thing happened to me

I began to cry.

I knelt beside him

And held his hand —

I begged his forgiveness

Did he understand?

It was the War

And he was the enemy

If I hadn’t shot him

He would have shot me.

I shot a man yesterday

And much to surprise

A part of me died with Him

When Death came to close His eyes.

War tears apart the soul, it tears apart the world, and even though war cannot be avoided at all times, those who choose to be apart of the military and taking the chance to kill, need to understand that it is not as easy as one, two, three.  I have never killed so I don’t know what it feels like, and so, I cannot sit here and type that I would go and do this and that without actually doing it.

Couch warriors are lead by the likes of Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Bill O’Reilly into the belief that they would kill someone in war.  But would they?  Afterall, none of them have a history in the military, and despite Hannity’s support of waterboarding, or “intense interrogation”, he still has not taken Keith Olbermann’s offer to be waterboarded himself for the reward of $1,000 to be donated to soldiers families.

Killin’ can’t be eas, and those who say we should stay in Iraq, Afghanistan, and we should nuke Iran and North Korea, I say go right ahead.  Blow men’s brains out like on television and games, drop nukes on the unsuspecting innocent all in the name of teaching those belligerents a lesson.  We’ll see how your conscience fairs.

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I’ve said it a million times, abolish the Fed!  It is the most corrupt form of control and is the largest conterfieting operation in the history of the world.

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Appearing on The Alex Jones Show yesterday, Congressman Ron Paul revealed that through his inside sources he had learned that the people who control the Federal Reserve are panicking about the fact that Americans are waking up to the fact that the U.S. is controlled by the central bank.

“I had some information passed on to me, sort of inside information, somebody who knew somebody who was well tuned to the people at the Federal Reserve – and they said they are really really concerned about our movement to expose the Fed for what they’re doing,” said Paul, adding, “What they’re upset or worried about is the fact that more and more people are aware of the Federal Reserve now like never before,” explaining that exposure will lead to change and a reform of the Federal Reserve.

Paul attributed the success of the freedom movement in the last decade to the growing awareness of the power that the Federal Reserve wields over America.

“Even those who defend the Fed are very frightened about it,” added Paul, noting that a growing number of Americans were knowledgeable about the central bank despite the fact that the subject is rarely covered by the education system.

Host Jones made reference to a recent Council on Foreign Relations speech by Trilateral Commission and regular Bilderberg attendee Zbigniew Brzezinski in which he warned that a “global political awakening,” in combination with infighting amongst the elite, was threatening to derail the move towards a one world government.

“I hope he has some real reasons to be worried about that,” responded the Congressman.

Despite the Senate voting down Ron Paul’s version of the audit the fed bill earlier this month, a weaker version was passed which will mandate the central bank to reveal which financial institutions received bailout money at the peak of the economic crisis, something the Fed has desperately tried to avoid divulging.

Paul expressed his own disappointment at the watered down bill, but his colleague Congressman Alan Grayson expressed confidence that the stronger provisions of the original House amendment could be added in Committee, ensuring the Federal Reserve doesn’t get off the hook, as Congressman Paul has warned.

Paul told host Jones that people should look into which Senators did not vote for the original audit the Fed bill, characterizing the weakened version as “A bailout for the system and for the Federal Reserve.”

Paul said he was going to try and influence the bill in conference by adding stronger provisions.

“I think right now the cards are stacked against us but we’re going to keep fighting because the more attention we get and the more people know, I ink we can be proud of how far we’ve gotten already,” said Paul.

I’m not going to add much to this except to say that evidence of internment camps are more real than we could have ever imagined.

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, May 27, 2010

The shadowy design firm that was behind the infamous Hardin Montana jail is pushing to build detention camps across America, with the latest proposal centering around a fifty acre, five hundred bed facility in Italy, Texas, part of a program that many Americans fear is based around a plan to intern political dissidents in the event of a national emergency.

Private prison development firm Corplan Corrections, headed up by an individual called James Parkey, is working with underwriter Municipal Capitol Markets Group, along with prison “consultant” Richard Reyes from Innovative Government Strategies, an outfit that works with state and local government, to oversee multiple projects concentrated in different states including Arizona and Texas.

Their latest project is focused around constructing a “detention center for illegal immigrants” based in Italy, Texas. The Italy City Council heard Parkey’s proposals last week to build a “gorilla proof facility with a fence,” that would be used as a “processing center”.

The company was also behind the infamous internment facility in Hardin Montana, which attracted national media attention when responsibility for its security was handed to a mysterious paramilitary organization called American Police Force, which was fronted by career criminal and a convicted fraudster Michael Hilton, who operated under no less than 17 different aliases.

The group was also behind controversial plans to build a detention facility on Tohono O’odham Nation land near Sahuarita, Arizona.

Parkey also attempted to convince the Benson City Council to build a detention camp in that part of Arizona earlier this month.

Parkey’s efforts to oversee three separate jail deals with Texas counties failed following insufficient funds being made available to run the facilities, and in 2005, “Three Texas county commissioners were convicted on bribery charges in connection to one of those Parkey-led projects,” reports TPM.

The only stumbling block that Parkey has repeatedly run into when trying to convince local authorities to accept his proposals to build the camps is the lack of prisoners to fill them . Indeed, critics have accused him of fleecing desperate small communities with promises of jobs and economic development that never come to fruition, leaving empty jails and financial black holes.

But should the federal government and Homeland Security activate its “ENDGAME” scenario in response to a declared national emergency, illegal aliens, as well as “potential terrorists” will be rounded up and imprisoned in detention camps that the Feds themselves, not just private companies, have been building over the course of the last decade.

Back in January 2006, we reported on how Homeland Security had awarded Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root a $385 million dollar contract to construct detention and processing facilities in the event of a national emergency.

The language of the preamble to the agreement veils the program with talk of temporary migrant holding centers, as is the case with the Corplan proposals, but it is made clear that the camps will also be used “as the development of a plan to react to a national emergency.”

The stated purpose of the detention camps, to hold illegal aliens, is routinely cited, yet continuity of government plans clearly indicate that the facilities will have a dual purpose – to hold political dissidents and American citizens in the event of a declaration of martial law.

Veteran author Peter Dale Scott characterized the Halliburton contract as another step towards martial law. As Scott points out, the camps will also be used to “support the rapid development of new programs,” which more specifically relates to a longer term Homeland Security operation entitled ENDGAME, which sets its goal as the removal of not only illegal aliens but also “potential terrorists”.

As we have illustrated, in documents like the MIAC report and a plethora of others, federal authorities define American citizens who are even mildly political, own guns, or support third party candidates as potential terrorists.

“The contract calls for a response to “an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs” in the event of other emergencies, such as “a natural disaster.” “New programs” is of course a term with no precise limitation. So, in the current administration, is ENDGAME’s goal of removing “potential terrorists,” writes Scott, adding that former Attorney General John Ashcroft called for the construction of internment camps for American citizens deemed to be “enemy combatants”.

Other agencies of the federal government have also been busy trying to build detention camps over the course of the last decade. In 2002, FEMA sought bids from major real estate and engineering firms to construct giant internment facilities in the case of a chemical, biological or nuclear attack or a natural disaster.

In February 2003, Okanogan County Commissioner Dave Schulz went public with his contention that his county was set to be a location for one of the camps.

Alex Jones has attended numerous military urban warfare training drills across the US where role players were used to simulate arresting American citizens and taking them to internment camps.

Whether these detention camps will be bossed by private paramilitary security forces, agents of the federal government, or a combination of the two is largely immaterial. What should concern all Americans is the fact that the camps are being constructed at all and that under new legal arguments being re-applied by President Obama, Americans can be abducted and held without trial in such facilities under the enemy combatant designation.

Last night I had the pleasure of talking to a guy I had not talked to in a long time.  Now he and I used to work together and although we were never close friends we were able to agree on things and get along.  Our talk went from taking joking jabs at one another like most men do, to politics, to conspiracy theories.

I had never expected this man to be one to go for this sort of knowledge, in fact, I had always that of him to be (in some respects) a government balls to the wall sort of guy.  One of our topics of interest was FEMA camps.  You’ve heard about them.  I’ve posted alot of articles on them right here.

Did I mention that he is a cop?

Last year in the midst of the swine flu scare (mostly propagandized by the government scare machine) FEMA came to my friends small town and had a “classified” meeting.  To make a long story short, the officers were told that if the swine flu in their jurisdiction should become a pandemic that they were to round up those believed to be infected and take them to detention centers, whether they wanted to or not.

This blew me away.  Not so much the fact that I was being introduced to FEMA camps, I’ve researched this religiously (there is twenty years of evidence to support the claim), but it came from the words of a police officer.We’ve and seen the evidence of FEMA camps, domestic martial law takeover training excercises, and the latest news of where the elite want to put temporary detention centers in our Post Offices.

Americans should be aware of this growing reality, but sadly too many of them believe that their government could do nothing like this.

I think more and more people are coming to realize that not everything is adding up the government’s 9/11 cover story.  For the simple fact that we still have not found Osama bin Laden and yet he is portrayed by the government that he is still alive and a viable threat to our national security.  Now our foreign policy seems more to want to deal with who we can push around and not who had ties to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

I have told people in the past that 9/11 was an inside job and their reaction was classic.  It was as if I was almost unAmerican for uttering those words.  Now I can say those things to people and their reaction is, “it wouldn’t surprise me.”

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Respected Middle East expert and former BBC presenter Alan Hart has broken his silence on 9/11, by revealing that the world’s most prominent civil engineering company told him directly that the collapse of the twin towers was a controlled demolition.

Speaking on the Kevin Barrett show yesterday, Hart said he thought the 9/11 attack probably started as a Muslim operation headed up by Osama Bin Laden but that the plot was subsequently hijacked and carried out by Mossad agents in collusion with elements of the CIA, adding that since its formation, Israel has penetrated every Arab government and terrorist organization.

“My guess is that at an early point they said to the bad guys in the CIA – hey this operation’s running what do we do, and the zionists and the neo-cons said let’s use it,” said Hart, making reference to how top neo-cons like Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and their fellow Project For a New American Century authors had called for a “catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor,” the year before 9/11.

“The twin towers were brought down by a controlled ground explosion, not the planes,” said Hart, adding that this view was based on his close friendship with consultants who work with the world’s leading civil engineering and construction firm.

Hart asked the company to study the collapse of the twin towers, after which they told him directly, “There’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the towers were brought down by a controlled ground explosion.”

Hart then explained how the five dancing Israelis seen celebrating the attack on the World Trade Center in New Jersey as it unfolded, who turned out to be Mossad agents, proves at at a minimum Israel knew the attack was going to happen. Hart went further in speculating that the planes had been fitted with transponders and that the Israelis were guiding them in to the towers.

Host Barrett pointed out that to carry out the successful controlled demolition of three of the biggest buildings in history, the conspirators would have to ensure that they were hit, making the use of remote controlled airliners a distinct possibility. In addition, Barrett mentioned the fact that he had interviewed numerous pilots who dismissed the chances of accurately guiding a huge commercial airliner into a building while flying at sea level at around 600 miles per hour, especially considering the alleged 9/11 hijackers struggled to even fly basic Cessna light aircraft.

“Sounding a chilling note, Hart added that the U.S. is in grave danger of an Israeli-instigated false-flag nuclear attack, perhaps using an American nuclear weapon stolen from Minot Air Force Base during the “loose nukes” rogue operation of August, 2007. The motive would be to trigger a U.S. war with Iran, and perhaps to finish the ethnic cleansing of Palestine under cover of war–which Hart is convinced the Zionists are planning to do as soon as the opportunity presents itself,” writes host Barratt.

Given his biography and standing, Hart’s comments are not to be taken lightly. Hart is a former Middle East Chief Correspondent for ITN News and has also presented for BBC Panorama specializing in the Middle East. He was also a war reporter in Vietnam and the first journalist to reach Suez Canal with the Israeli army in 1967. Over the decades, Hart has developed close relationships with numerous high profile political figures, including the Shah of Iran, Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres.

Hart has been a successful author for years and has no reason to fabricate the fact that a top construction firm told him point blank that the towers were brought down in a controlled demolition.

In forwarding this information, Hart joins legions of other credible experts who to some extent or other have all publicly challenged the official 9/11 story, with many outright stating that the attacks were an inside job, people like 20-year decorated CIA veteran Robert Baer, who told a radio host that “the evidence points at” 9/11 having had aspects of being an inside job.

In addition, no less than 1198 architectural and engineering specialists have signed a petition demanding Congress re-open an official investigation into the 9/11 attack and the collapse of the twin towers.

Listen to the full interview with Alan Hart below. The 9/11 discussion begins at around the 35 minute mark.

Congress, with its insatiable appetite for spending, is set to pass yet another “supplemental” appropriations bill in the next two weeks. So-called supplemental bills allow Congress to spend beyond even the 13 annual appropriations bills that fund the federal government. These are akin to a family that consistently outspends its budget, and therefore needs to use a credit card to make it through the end of the month.

If the American people want Congress to spend less, putting an end to supplemental appropriations bills would be a start. The 13 “regular” appropriations bills fund every branch, department, agency, and program of the federal government. Congress should place every dollar in plain view among those 13 bills. Instead, supplemental spending bills serve as a sneaky way for Congress to spend extra money that was not projected in budget forecasts. Once rare, they have become commonplace vehicles for deficit spending.

The latest supplemental bill is touted as an “emergency” war spending bill, needed to fund our ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. The emergencies never seem to end, however, and Congress passes one military supplemental bill after another as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan drag on.

Many of my colleagues argue that Congress cannot put a price on our sacred national security, and I agree that the strong, unequivocal defense of our country is a top priority. There comes a time, however, when we must take stock of what our blank checks to the military industrial complex accomplish for us, and where the true threats to American citizens lie.

The smokescreen debate over earmarks demonstrates how we have lost perspective when it comes to military spending. Earmarks constitute about $11 billion of the latest budget. This sounds like a lot of money, and it is, but it is a drop in the bucket compared to the $708 billion spent by the Pentagon this year to expand our worldwide military presence. The total expenditures to maintain our world empire is approximately $1 trillion annually, which is roughly what the entire federal budget was in 1990!

We spend more on defense than the rest of the world combined, and far more than we spent during the Cold War. These expenditures in many cases foment resentment that does not make us safer, but instead makes us a target. We referee and arm conflicts the world over, and have troops in some 140 countries with over 700 military bases.

With this enormous amount of money and energy spent on efforts that have nothing to do with the security of the United States, when the time comes to defend American soil, we will be too involved in other adventures to do so.

There is nothing conservative about spending money we don’t have simply because that spending is for defense. No enemy can harm us in the way we are harming ourselves, namely bankrupting the nation and destroying our own currency. The former Soviet Union did not implode because it was attacked; it imploded because it was broke. We cannot improve our economy if we refuse to examine all major outlays, including so-called defense spending.

As if the United States’ international relations weren’t strained enough, and for that matter, our military, the United States’ through the large mouth of Hillary Clinton has pledged unequivocal support for the South Koreans.  All of this coming in the wake of the sinking of one of the South Korean’s navy ships in which the North says that they were illegally in the North’s waters.

By stepping in the U.S. government will bring this conflict to a breaking point of which there maybe no return.  By stepping out the U.S. government can let this maintain to be a “regional conflict” and not an “international incident”.  Thusly, saving the American peoples tax dollars and our soldiers lives.  How would we like it if a country tried doing this to us?  We wouldn’t.  All this comes on the heals of the fact that North Korea is developing technology for WMDs, technology that the United States under Clinton and Bush gave them.  But Iran can’t have the same thing.

Is it the United States government that can be belligerent and harrass other nations?  I wonder what we would say if someone tried telling us we couldn’t have nuclear weapons.

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged Washington’s support for South Korea and called on North Korea to end belligerent actions after meetings with President Lee Myung-bak and Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan on Wednesday.

“We will stand with you in this difficult hour and we will stand with you always,” Clinton said at a news conference with Yu.

We call on North Korea to halt its provocations and its policy of threats and belligerence toward its neighbors and take steps now to fulfill its denuclearization commitments and comply with international law.”

The meetings come at a time of high tensions on the Korean peninsula after Seoul blamed North Korea for the sinking in March of the South Korean warship Cheonan.

An official South Korean report has accused the communist North of firing a torpedo at the ship, killing 46 sailors.

“This was an unacceptable provocation by North Korea and the international community has a responsibility and a duty to respond,” according to Clinton, who promised to push for possible sanctions in the U.N. Security Council over the incident. Clinton met this week with Chinese leaders in Beijing, but has so far been unable to garner their backing for action against Pyongyang.

Meanwhile, a North Korean military official accused the South of intruding into North Korean waters in the Yellow Sea from May 14 to May 24, the Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday.

“This is a deliberate provocation aimed to spark off another military conflict in the West Sea of Korea and thus push to a war phase the present north-south relations,” the official said in a statement, according to Yonhap.

Lee has already announced that South Korea was suspending trade with North Korea, closing its waters to the North’s ships and adopting a newly aggressive military posture toward its neighbor.

“The U.S. and South Korean militaries have announced plans for joint exercises and we will explore further enhancements to our posture on the peninsula to ensure readiness and to deter future attacks,” Clinton said. “The United States is also reviewing additional options … to hold North Korea and its leaders accountable.”

While in China on Monday, Clinton said the United States supports the finding on the Cheonan’s sinking and said the United States’ “support for South Korea’s defense is unequivocal.”

“We endorse President Lee’s call on North Korea to come forward with the facts regarding this act of aggression and, above all, stop its belligerence and threatening behavior,” Clinton said Monday.

U.S. President Barack Obama has directed military commanders to work with South Korean troops “to ensure readiness and to deter future aggression” from North Korea.