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GOP Candidate Warns of a ‘1,000 Pearl Harbors’ and EMP from China

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: Salon

In a new interview, GOP congressional candidate Ilario Pantano (whose candidacy — and controversial past in Iraq — we’ve been following) talks of his fears of the Chinese launching an attack equivalent to “1,000 Pearl Harbors” from Cuba, in what he calls a “second Cuban missile crisis” or “CMC2”.Wired’s Danger Room blog quizzed Pantano, who is in a tight race in North Carolina’s seventh district and hopes to sit on the House Armed Services Committee if elected, on his views about China, Iraq, and Islam.

On China, he thinks that the U.S. should use Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to fund an “exploration race” with China (in space and in the ocean). He in fact wrote a policy paper on the Cuba-China threat titled, “The Cuban Piece in China’s Puzzle: The Second Cuban Missile Crisis (CMC2).”

A couple other interesting tidbits: He refers to the people the U.S. is fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan as “primitives.” 

Folks, one day we’re going to be in a fight with an enemy using [an] EMP  and we better remember how to use a compass.


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Soldier Stuck in Canal

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts


We’re stuck in Iraq.  We’re stuck in Afghanistan.  Soon to be Pakistan.

We need to get out of these countries…but obviously, we need to work on things one step at a time.

Like getting out of a canal, first.  Geeeez.

And apparently, our soldiers have too much free time on their hands…

Soldiers use grenade launcher to blow up fuel tanker by the side of the road.

And these two geniuses…wow. Straight to special forces. Makes ya feel safe, huh? LoL


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NATO Contractors “Bombing own vehicles” in Pakistan

Posted on Oct 07, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: BBC

Nato supply convoys travelling through Pakistan to Afghanistan have regularly come under attack in the past, but following Pakistan’s decision to block their route through the Khyber Pass, they now face an even bigger security threat.

Hundreds of tankers and trucks have been left stranded on highways and depots across Pakistan, with little or no security. Taliban militants have regularly been targeting the convoys, even when they are heavily protected.

But many believe it is not just the militants who pose a security threat to the convoys.  The owners of oil tankers being used to supply fuel to Nato in Afghanistan say some of the attacks on their convoys are suspicious.

They say there is evidence to suggest that bombs have been planted in many of vehicles by the “Nato contractors” – individuals or companies who have been contracted by Nato to supply fuel and goods to forces in Afghanistan.

The contractors subsequently hire the transporters who then carry the goods.

Selling fuel

Dost Mohammad, an oil tanker owner from Nowshera district, said a Nato contractor had recently been caught trying to plant a bomb in an oil tanker....

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Dozens of NATO Oil Tankers Attacked in Pakistan

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

Source: MSNBC

Suspected militants in southern Pakistan set ablaze more than two dozen tankers carrying fuel for foreign troops in Afghanistan on Friday, highlighting the vulnerability of the U.S.-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.

Hayden’s Note:

This is called “blowback” and was desperately explained in Congress during the 80’s and 90’s to no avail.  Military and Intel commanders simply think that if we continue bombarding a civilization with enough bombs and hit them with enough Predator Drone strikes, they will surrender and walk out of their huts with white flags.  Good luck.  This isn’t the Cold War – we’re engaged in a guerilla insurgency that was propped up and brough to power by our own actions.

It’s like batting a mosquito.  It will never go away and it will never stop buzzing you.

The Pakistani government shut the Torkham border in the northwest in apparent protest at a NATO helicopter incursion that killed three of its soldiers on the border. The events raised tensions between Pakistan and the United States, which have a close but often troubled alliance in the fight against militants....

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More Soldiers Arrested for Murder Last Week than Combat Casualities

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Raw Story

US soldier in custody after fatal shootings of 2 American personnel in Iraq.

An American serviceman is being held in Iraq in connection with the fatal shootings of two soldiers and the wounding of another following an apparent argument, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

A statement by U.S. forces said Spc. Neftaly Platero was in custody during the investigation into last week’s slayings in Fallujah, a former insurgent stronghold 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad.

Col. Barry Johnson, a U.S. military spokesman, said a “verbal altercation” broke out among four soldiers last Thursday and the suspect “allegedly took his weapon and began shooting the other soldiers.”

Hayden’s Note:

Ya know what’s sad about this whole situation?  Twice as many US soldiers have been arrested for murder in the last 7 days than combat casualities for the month of September in the so-called ‘Operation New Dawn’.  That’s kind of scary, don’t ya think?  When they come back home they’ll be hired by your local police dept. and begin patrolling your streets, responding to your house and pulling you over for speeding with all that PTSD, anger and depression built up inside. 


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Population Registration Division to Issue 1.65 Million Biometric IDs to Afghans, Coming Soon to America

Posted on Sep 24, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Wired


Scanning prisoners’ irises is just Step 1. In Afghanistan, local and NATO forces are amassing biometric dossiers on hundreds of thousands of cops, crooks, soldiers, insurgents and ordinary citizens. And now, with NATO’s backing, the Kabul government is putting together a plan to issue biometrically backed identification cards to 1.65 million Afghans by next May.

The idea is to hinder militant movement around the country, and to keep Taliban infiltrators out of the army, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan commander Lt. Gen. William Caldwell tells Danger Room. “The system allows the Afghans to thoroughly screen applicants and recruits for any potential negative past history or criminal linkages, while at the same time it provides an additional measure of security at checkpoints and major facilities to prevent possible entrance and access by malign actors in Afghanistan,” Caldwell e-mails.

It’s a high-tech upgrade to a classic counterinsurgency move — simultaneously taking a census of the population, culling security forces of double agents and cutting off guerrilla routes. (Plus, bombs and weapons can be swabbed for fingerprints to build files on insurgent suspects.) Gen....

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Terrorist Threat is “Exaggerated”: 120k US Troops Fighting “No More than 50 Members of al-Qaeda” says CIA, IISS, MI-6

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations

Source: Global Research


The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), is the world’s leading think tank for military affairs. It represents the top echelon of defence experts, retired officers and senior military men, spanning the globe from the United States and Britain to China, Russia and India.
I’ve been an IISS member for over 20 years. IISS’s reports are always authoritative but usually cautious and diplomatic, sometimes dull. However, two weeks ago the IISS issued an explosive report on Afghanistan that is shaking Washington and its Nato allies.
The report, presided over by the former deputy director of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, MI-6, says the threat from al-Qaeda and Taliban has been “exaggerated” by the western powers. The US-led mission in Afghanistan has “ballooned” out of all proportion from its original aim of disrupting and defeating al-Qaeda. The US-led war in Afghanistan, says IISS, using uncharacteristically blunt language, is “a long-drawn-out disaster”.

Just recently, CIA chief Leon Panetta admitted there were no more than 50 members of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Yet US President Barack Obama has tripled the number of US soldiers there to 120,000 to fight Al Qaeda....

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The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda – the CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis”

Posted on Sep 07, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Global Research

Andrew Gavin Marshall

Part I


As the 9th anniversary of 9/11 nears, and the war on terror continues to be waged and grows in ferocity and geography, it seems all the more imperative to return to the events of that fateful September morning and re-examine the reasons for war and the nature of the stated culprit, Al-Qaeda.

The events of 9/11 pervade the American and indeed the world imagination as an historical myth. The events of that day and those leading up to it remain largely unknown and little understood by the general public, apart from the disturbing images repeated ad nauseam in the media. The facts and troubled truths of that day are lost in the folklore of the 9/11 myth: that the largest attack carried out on American ground was orchestrated by 19 Muslims armed with box cutters and urged on by religious fundamentalism, all under the direction of Osama bin Laden, the leader of a global terrorist network called al-Qaeda, based out of a cave in Afghanistan.

The myth sweeps aside the facts and complex nature of terror, al-Qaeda, the American empire and literally defies the laws of physics....

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US Bails Out Afghanistan’s Central Bank After Bank Run

Posted on Sep 02, 2010 in Economic News

Source: Lew Rockwell

There’s a bank run going on at Kabul Bank—as can happen to any fractional-reserve bank without an FDIC, and indeed a run is the only free-market way to correct such crooked institutions. So one of the largest shareholders, US puppet Hamid Karzai’s brother Mahmoud has a solution: “America should do something,” he said. Kabul Bank “has money”—sure it does Mamoud—but cannot “withstand a stampede by panicked depositors,” as Huffpo puts it in banksterspeak. Maybe the Taliban is telling the truth about such crooked regime banks. That would be terrorism indeed.


It appears that the US Bankocracy will bail out its criminal kid in Afghanistan. Yet another war crime.

(President Karzai’s other brother, Amhed, is one of the largest warlords in the country having control over the southern province’s opium production and strategic transport routes used by private contractors.)

Source: Citizens for Legitimate Govt.

As depositors thronged branches of Afghanistan’s biggest bank, Mahmoud Karzai, the brother of the Afghan president and a major shareholder in beleaguered Kabul Bank called on Thursday for intervention by the United States to head off a financial meltdown.


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The Wolf You Feed

Posted on Aug 31, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Lew Rockwell

by Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D., Retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel

Legend has it that one evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.”

As guidance for individual lives, it works. In philosophy or religion, this story has a sure place. But when it is applied to government, there may be a completely different lesson to be learned. And Americans are going to learn it soon, ready or not.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mullen rightly understands that the national debt is the biggest single risk to the enterprise to which he has devoted his entire adult life, the military industrial complex....

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Karzai Aide in Corruption Inquiry is Tied to CIA

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations

Source: NY Times


The aide to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at the center of a politically sensitive corruption investigation is being paid by the Central Intelligence Agency, according to Afghan and American officials.

Hayden’s Note:

In the words of the editor, “Shocking. Are you shocked? I’m shocked.”  LoL

Mohammed Zia Salehi, the chief of administration for the National Security Council, appears to have been on the payroll for many years, according to officials in Kabul and Washington. It is unclear exactly what Mr. Salehi does in exchange for his money, whether providing information to the spy agency, advancing American views inside the presidential palace, or both.

Mr. Salehi’s relationship with the C.I.A. underscores deep contradictions at the heart of the Obama administration’s policy in Afghanistan, with American officials simultaneously demanding that Mr. Karzai root out the corruption that pervades his government while sometimes subsidizing the very people suspected of perpetrating it.

Mr. Salehi was arrested in July and released after Mr. Karzai intervened. There has been no suggestion that Mr. Salehi’s ties to the C.I.A. played a role in his release; rather, officials say, it is the fear that Mr....

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Karzai: Private Contractors ‘looting and stealing,’ Working with Terrorists

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Raw Story

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday defended his decision to ban private security contractors from operating in public in Afghanistan, saying many of the organizations tasked with providing security are engaging in terrorist activities, working with “Mafia-like” organizations and “looting and stealing from the Afghan people.”

Hayden’s Note:

Well….duh!  What did you expect?  It took about .04 days after Hurricane Katrina for New Orleans Police and private contractors to start looting and killing.  It’s Afghanistan and BlackWater.  What do you think will happen?  Go ahead and file this report as, “No sh*t Sherlock…”

Karzai also speculated that some groups may be acting as security contractors during the day and as terrorist groups “at nighttime.”

Last week, Karzai gave security contractors working in Afghanistan four months to cease operations. In an interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s This Week, the Afghan president said the move was necessary because the for-profit contractors were destabilizing the country’s fight against militants.

“We’ve decided to bring an end to the presence of these security companies who are running a parallel security structure to the Afghan government,” Karzai said, “who are not only causing corruption in this country, but who are looting and stealing from the Afghan people, who are causing a lot of harassment to our civilians, who we don’t know whether they are security companies in daytime and then some of them turn into terroristic groups at nighttime.”

Karzai argued that security contractors “are wasting billions of dollars in resources and they are definitely an obstruction, an impediment in a most serious manner, to the growth of Afghanistan’s security institutions, the police and army.”

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Masterminds, Mosques and Mass Insanity

Posted on Aug 20, 2010 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations

Source: Global Research

Exemplified by the furor over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” in New York, and rumors of a new Al-Qaeda “mastermind”, 9/11 “war on terrorism” propaganda has been ramped up to deafening levels by various political factions.

Nearly a decade since Bush/Cheney’s 9/11 false flag deception, a fearful, self-destructive American mass public remains fully brainwashed by “war on terrorism”  deception— ignorant of history, and militantly oblivious to facts.

“Ground Zero mosque”: the art of missing the point

The ludicrous uproar over plans to build a Muslim community center in New York, the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” has dominated mainstream corporate news headlines. Political players from all sides, including President Barack Obama have joined the fray, attempting to prove themselves the superior “anti-terrorist”, or the better “commemorator of 9/11, when 3,000 people were killed by Muslim terrorists”. The right-wing is going berserk, gleefully.

Heated arguments have exploded around religion, tolerance, democracy, etc.—everything except the only fact that matters: 9/11 was a false flag operation, courtesy of the Bush-Cheney administration, carried out by an elite consensus, in order to justify the “war on terrorism”, and everything that came with it....

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Dr. Ron Paul: Circle of Violence Plagues U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: CAIVN

Dr. Ron Paul: Circle of Violence Plagues U.S. Foreign Policy

Republican Congressman Ron Paul is pointing to a recently released study by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) as more evidence that rising “collateral damage”, specifically in Afghanistan, fuels anti-American violence. 

In the study, it was calculated that each time U.S. or NATO forces kill Afghan civilians, insurgents and their sympathizers typically retaliate with six additional assaults on troops over a six week period of time.  Likewise, when U.S. or NATO forces avoid two civilian casualty incidents, they can expect one less reprisal during the same six week period. 

This data would appear to confirm former General Stanley McChrystal’s “insurgent math” in which, according to the former Afghan War Commander, for every one insurgent killed, ten more are recruited to the cause as a result of collaterally-related civilian deaths. 

Recently, General Petraeus somewhat eased ultra-strict U.S. force engagement rules, but he continues to maintain that minimizing civilian casualty rates is the key to a successful, long term counter-insurgency strategy. 

Proponents of more proactive war efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq often counter, however, that U.S....

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Saving Women and Preventing Genocide: The New “Reason” We’re in Afghanistan

Posted on Aug 10, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Lew Rockwell

by Bretigne Shaffer

So now the cheerleaders for war would have us believe that they are more concerned for the welfare of Afghan civilians than are those who wish to end the US occupation.

First we have White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs sanctimoniously imploring the editors of Wikileaks not to post more information that the administration believes might endanger the lives of local Afghan informants:

“You have Taliban spokesmen in the region today saying they’re combing through those documents to find people that are cooperating with American and international forces,” said Gibbs. “They’re looking through those for names, they said they know how to punish those people.”

Next, there is Time magazine, a recent cover of which was adorned with the badly mutilated face of a young woman and the headline “What Happens if We Leave Afghanistan.” (A statement, not a question.) As if the implicit pitch for more war as a solution to violence against women did not provide enough cognitive dissonance, the woman pictured was actually disfigured by family members at the order of a Taliban official last year – eight years after US forces entered Afghanistan....

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