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Benazir Bhutto, bin Laden, Libyan Rebels and Lies

Posted on May 02, 2011 in Featured Articles, Police, Military, & War

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Hail to the Chief!  Or is it Hulk Hogan?

At the recent White House Correspondents Dinner, President Barack Obama was introduced with a short video comprised of Hulk Hogan’s theme song (I am a Real American!), the American flag waving, bald eagles soaring and a large, flashing birth certificate.  Thanks, President.  Real professional of you.

This comes on the same day that President Obama announced that the US military had finally killed the elusive boogey-man, Osama bin Laden.

But… I thought he was already having kidney problems in 2002 and living out his years in the Bora Bora caves with his merry band of terrorists?  Oh, wait.  He was on dialysis – which requires hospitalization and medical care at times.  So, he couldn’t have been in the mountains.

I also clearly recall bin Laden offering up threats of terrorism over global warming recently.  Maybe he’s been hiding at Al Gore’s house?  It’s certainly big enough to get lost in.  That would be an inconvenient truth if I had ever heard one.

Osama blamed the United States and developed countries for not halting climate change and said that the global economy should immediately abandon its reliance on the American dollar, according to an audiotape released by Al Jazeera back in January, 2010....

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FBI ‘Secret’ Memo Details ABC Reporter as Informant During ’95 OKC Bombing, Saudi Connection

Posted on Apr 05, 2011 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Source: Public Integrity

A once-classified FBI memo reveals that the bureau treated a senior ABC News journalist as a potential confidential informant in the 1990s, pumping the reporter to ascertain the source of a sensational but uncorroborated tip that the network had obtained during its early coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing.

The journalist, whose name is not disclosed in the document labeled “secret,” not only cooperated but provided the identity of a confidential source, according to the FBI memo — a possible breach of journalistic ethics if he or she did not have the source’s permission.

The ABC employee was even assigned a number in the FBI’s informant database, indicating he or she was still being vetted for suitability as a snitch after providing “highly accurate and reliable information in the past” and then revealing information the network had obtained in the hours just after the 1995 terrorist attack by Timothy McVeigh.

The journalist “advised that a source within the Saudi Arabian Intelligence Service advised that the Oklahoma City bombing was sponsored by the Iraqi Special Services who contracted seven (7) former Afghani Freedom Fighters out of Pakistan,” an April 17, 1996 FBI memo states, recounting the then-ABC journalist’s interview with FBI agents a year earlier on the evening of the April 19, 1995 bombing....

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Truth is Treason.net – Podcast #02 – Project for a New American Century + Ron Paul Commentary

Posted on Mar 24, 2011 in Truth is Treason News

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

I am proud to announce that Truth is Treason’s Podcast is now up and running.  This week’s focus is the Project for a New American Century + Ron Paul commentary and headlines.  This is a great podcast, check it out!

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US Military-Industrial Self-Destruction and its Middle East Ally

Posted on Mar 21, 2011 in Featured Articles, Police, Military, & War

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Source: TruthOffering.com, by Matt Gordon

Only powerful, prosperous nations have ever become dominant military powers. Of course, this is because you must have the means to create a strong military and complimentary technology. Without those means, a nation would be incapable of becoming a dominant militaristic force. Since the early 1900s, the United States has had the means and has used them in greater and greater measure, exploding during and after WWII.

Today, the United States is the pinnacle of militaristic world dominance, eclipsing even the most outlandish desires of the Roman empire. The US has military bases in nearly every country in the world; almost 130 countries, actually. And we spend almost as much on our military as all other nations in the world combined [1]. And when our military is not proactively attacking someone — almost always against our wishes — they’re the world’s SWAT team… the last line of defense. 

But our ability to be that is in decline. We’ve over-extended ourselves, unable to fund the malignant military’s never-ending war waging. If we looked at our military for what it is — a prosperity-consuming monster — we could stop it....

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Heroin, the CIA in Afghanistan, 9/11 and the Mujahadeen

Posted on Mar 10, 2011 in Featured Articles, Police, Military, & War

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has always been on the outside edge of politics.  His claim to fame was becoming a hero during the Mujahedeen resistance to the Soviets in the 1990′s.  His nefarious brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, is of particular interest for his role in the booming heroin trade and the subsequent troop surge in Marja (Helmand Province).  Ahmad Wali is most likely the top drug lord of Afghanistan, if not the entire region and rules the trade routes with an iron fist under the guise of being a businessman.

Ahmad Wali Karzai served time in US Federal prison for trafficking heroin but returned to Afghanistan and created a very large and very feared “security company” that essentially controls trade in and around the Helmand Province, specifically “Highway 1″ (a strategic route).  The Helmand Province is considered to be the world’s most fertile region for growing poppies (opium/heroin). 

He and his minions charge convoys in order to pass through the region unharmed and many US Military commanders have even admitted to this yet continue to play along in order to avoid bloodshed and issues. ...

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US Slammed for Violating Afghan Human Rights, Civilian Deaths – Hayden’s Note

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War

Source: Press TV

A senior Afghan official says the US-led forces have long been violating basic human rights by conducting night raids and killing civilians in the war-ravaged country. Atta Mohammad Noor, the Governor of Balkh Province, says the foreign forces frequently enter residents’ homes and arrest people. “These actions by foreign forces are inhumane and illegal under the Afghan law,” he told reporters in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh Province on Thursday.

Hayden’s Note:

I’m sure they still “hate us for our freedoms…”   Right?  Give me a break.  With Hillary recently espousing her rhetoric in support of the protesting Egyptians yet brutalizing and arresting a former CIA worker who dared to stand during her speech in defiance, and the State Dept. trying to stir the pot in other middle eastern countries via Twitter, it amazes me that we wake up each day and allow this un-American tragedy to continue.  What if a foreign military was in Dallas, going house to house arresting Americans and using drones to flatten neighborhoods? 

Better yet, why can we not abide by the rules and laws that we helped Afghanistan set up in their constitution? ...

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Private Contractor Deaths Surpass US Military Losses in Iraq and Afghanistan

Posted on Feb 10, 2011 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Service Contractor

“…more than 2,000 contractors have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Contractor deaths now represent over 25 percent of all U.S. fatalities” in those conflicts, write Steven Schooner and Collin Swan of the George Washington University Law School.”

In Iraq in both 2009 and 2010, and in Afghanistan in 2010, contractors were running ahead of the U.S. military in losses, the article indicates.

Hayden’s Note:

More than likely, the term ‘contractor’ refers to security contractors engaged in hostile firefights, convoys and trucking from corporations such as Blackwater (now Xe), DynCorp, Triple Canopy, etc.

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Gorgon Stare – Revolutionary Airborne Surveillance System

Posted on Jan 03, 2011 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Washington Post

via Cryptogon.com

In ancient times, Gorgon was a mythical Greek creature whose unblinking eyes turned to stone those who beheld them. In modern times, Gorgon may be one of the military’s most valuable new tools.

This winter, the Air Force is set to deploy to Afghanistan what it says is a revolutionary airborne surveillance system called Gorgon Stare, which will be able to transmit live video images of physical movement across an entire town.

The system, made up of nine video cameras mounted on a remotely piloted aircraft, can transmit live images to soldiers on the ground or to analysts tracking enemy movements. It can send up to 65 different images to different users; by contrast, Air Force drones today shoot video from a single camera over a “soda straw” area the size of a building or two.

With the new tool, analysts will no longer have to guess where to point the camera, said Maj. Gen. James O. Poss, the Air Force’s assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. “Gorgon Stare will be looking at a whole city, so there will be no way for the adversary to know what we’re looking at, and we can see everything.”...

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WikiLeaks Poised to Release Three Million More Secret Documents

Posted on Nov 22, 2010 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations

Source: Breit Bart

WikiLeaks said Monday it was planning to publish nearly three million more secret documents in its next mass release of confidential material, according to its Twitter feed.

WikiLeaks did not say when the release would be, nor on what subject, but the number of documents would be seven times larger than its release last month when it posted some 400,000 secret documents about the war in Iraq on its site.

“Next release is 7x the size of the Iraq War Logs. intense pressure over it for months. Keep us strong,” WikiLeaks said on its Twitter feed, adding a link to a donations website.

It would be WikiLeaks’ third mass release of classified documents after it published 77,000 secret US files on the Afghan conflict in July.

WikiLeaks argues the release of the documents, US-soldier authored incident reports from 2004 to 2009, has shed light on the wars, including allegations of torture by Iraqi forces and reports that suggested 15,000 additional civilian deaths in Iraq.

WikiLeaks’ announcement comes just days after Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for the website’s head, Australian Julian Assange, wanted for questioning related to rape and sexual molestation accusations....

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92% of Afghans Have Never Heard of 9/11 – Hayden’s Note Attached

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Raw Story

Fewer than one in 10 Afghans are aware of the 9/11 attacks and their precipitation of the war in Afghanistan, says a study from an international think tank.

A report (PDF) from the International Council on Security and Development (ICOS) shows that 92 percent of those surveyed had never heard of the coordinated multiple attacks on US soil on September 11, 2001. It also shows that four in 10 Afghans believe the US is on their soil in order to “destroy Islam or occupy Afghanistan.”

To be sure, the survey can’t claim to be definitive: It only canvassed men, and relied primarily on respondents from Helmand and Kandahar, the two most war-torn provinces in the country. But the results nonetheless show that Western forces fighting insurgents in Afghanistan have largely failed to connect with the local population.

“We need to explain to the Afghan people why we are here, and both show and convince them that their future is better with us than with the Taliban,” ICOS lead field researcher Norine MacDonald said in a statement.

Hayden’s Note:

Sure, with only 10% of the population even understanding the military’s supposed intention in their country, forcing the rule of law and democracy upon them will surely open their eyes to the wonders and benefits of American Capitalism, right? ...

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US Spends $500 Million to Expand Afghanistan Embassy, Already Largest in the World

Posted on Nov 04, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: AP

The United States is bolstering its presence in Afghanistan with a 500 million dollar expansion of its Kabul embassy and the construction of two consulates, it announced Wednesday.

Washington’s Kabul embassy is already its biggest in the world, with about 1,100 employees, projected to rise to 1,200 by the end of the year, officials said.

Hundreds have arrived over the course of this year as part of a “civilian surge” bringing development experts into the country to compliment the military effort already in its 10th year.

The United States and NATO have 150,000 troops in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban-led insurgency, following a military surge aimed at speeding an end to the war.

Hayden’s Note:

Ummm, yeah…. the Russians tried the same thing.  We now have to climb over their decaying tank armor scattered throughout the country.

On another note, if you’d like to learn just what they *do* at the Kabul Embassy, in all of it’s wretched glory and luxury… simply Google “Kabul Embassy” and check the images.  I warn you, most are not safe for work (NSFW). ...

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Afghan Police Unit Defects to Taliban En Masse

Posted on Nov 01, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: NY Times

For months, American and Afghan officials have been promoting a plan to persuade masses of rank-and-file Taliban fighters to change sides and join the government. The tactic, known as “reintegration,” is one of the big hopes for turning the tide in the war.

But the Taliban, it appears, have reintegration plans of their own. On Monday morning, they claimed to have put them into effect.

In Khogeyani, a volatile area southwest of the capital, the entire police force on duty Monday morning appears to have defected to the Taliban side. A spokesman for the Taliban said the movement’s fighters made contact with the Khogeyani’s police force, cut a deal, and then sacked and burned the station. As many as 19 officers vanished, as did their guns, trucks, uniforms and food.

Even the local police chief, who missed the attack, said he suspected a defection en masse.

“This was not an attack, but a plot,” said Mohammed Yasin, the chief of the Khogeyani police force. “The Taliban and the police made a deal.”

A spokesman for the Taliban, Zabiullah Mujahid, said the Afghan officers decided to defect after “learning the facts about the Taliban.”

“We never force people to join us,” said Mr....

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WikiLeaks Releases 400,000 Classified War Logs Documenting Civilian Deaths & Torture

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations

Source: WikiLeaks

At 5pm EST Friday, October 22nd, WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history. The 391,832 reports (‘The Iraq War Logs’), document the war and occupation in Iraq, from 1st January 2004 to 31st December 2009 (except for the months of May 2004 and March 2009) as told by soldiers in the United States Army. Each is a ‘SIGACT’ or Significant Action in the war. They detail events as seen and heard by the US military troops on the ground in Iraq and are the first real glimpse into the secret history of the war that the United States government has been privy to throughout.

The reports detail 109,032 deaths in Iraq, comprised of 66,081 ‘civilians’; 23,984 ‘enemy’ (those labeled as insurgents); 15,196 ‘host nation’ (Iraqi government forces) and 3,771 ‘friendly’ (coalition forces). The majority of the deaths (66,000, over 60%) of these are civilian deaths.That is 31 civilians dying every day during the six year period. For comparison, the ‘Afghan War Diaries’, previously released by WikiLeaks, covering the same period, detail the deaths of some 20,000 people....

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Pentagon Preps for WikiLeaks Next Release

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: MSNBC

The Pentagon is reviewing its war database to prepare for potential fallout from WikiLeak’s expected release of secret documents related to the Iraq war, according to NBC News.

The release could come as early as Sunday evening.

The problem is we have no idea what WikiLeaks has or is going to release, so we’re preparing for the worst,” one senior Pentagon official told NBC News on Friday.

WikiLeaks, the controversial online organization set up to reveal government secrets, has indicated it would release as many as 400,000 classified logs from Iraq. In July, WikiLeaks released at least 75,000 classified U.S. military documents on the Afghan war, including the names of informants and other strategic reports in Afghanistan.

U.S. officials have warned that public revelations about intelligence information can have unpredictable consequences, potentially undermining efforts to monitor and disrupt militants plotting attacks.

Pentagon officials told NBC News they were scouring over 400,000 documents from Iraq they suspect could be what WikiLeaks plans to release next.

Pentagon and military officials say there have been no conversations between WikiLeaks and the Pentagon about redacting highly sensitive or life-threatening information from any classified documents that may be released....

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American Hypocrisy in Afghanistan: Osama bin Laden & Venezuela

Posted on Oct 14, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation

by Jacob G. Hornberger

As the killing and destruction in Afghanistan have mounted over the past 10 years, and as they have expanded into Pakistan during the Obama administration, interventionists have tried to justify the massive death and destruction by claiming that the reason the U.S. government went to war against the Taliban was because the Taliban had supposedly been complicit in the 9/11 attacks.

Unfortunately for the interventionists, however, nothing could be further from the truth. The U.S. government went to war against Afghanistan for one reason and one reason alone: The Afghan government (i.e., the Taliban regime) refused to comply with President Bush’s unconditional demand for bin Laden’s extradition.

After receiving President Bush’s extradition demand, the Taliban asked to see the evidence establishing that bin Laden had in fact been involved in the 9/11 attacks. The Taliban also offered to deliver bin Laden to an independent third party for trial rather than to the United States.

The Bush administration refused. Its demand for bin Laden’s extradition was unconditional: Give us bin Laden or else suffer the consequences....

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