Source: James Corbett
A TV station in Boston airs a story about a library that sent a police sergeant to collect overdue library books from a 5-year-old girl.
The Associated Press reports on a 70 year old woman in Utah who was wrestled to the ground and arrested for failing to maintain her lawn in accordance with city standards.
The Auto-Tech blog of MSNBC runs a public interest story about the latest must-have gadget for local police stations around the country: 10-person, 16,000 pound armor plated tanks that are paid for by the federal government.
One of the greatest problems in talking about the police state is that all such discussion of the subject is hampered by the lack of a clear-cut definition.
This article is a great collection of major events that have set us on the path of a total police state.
Given the public’s own ignorance of the true nature and function of a police state, story after story after story of intolerable levels of official oppression, secret illegal surveillance, and increasingly sophisticated technology for tracking, apprehending, incapacitating and even killing dissenters can be dismissed because these stories are reported one at a time, in a contextless and therefore meaningless way that invites the interpretation that these stories are only warnings of what is to come instead of sign posts of a reality that is already here....Continue ReadingView Comments (1)
Source: Before It’s News by Zen Gardner
Ever wonder why people can’t make the leap to real awareness of what’s going on?
Why do so few people seem to care about the dangers of the unreported radiation levels and toxic debris washing across the Pacific? How is it no one but local residents raise the alarm about the horrific effects of the Gulf oil spill and the poisonous seafood landing on American dinner tables?
As the Orwellian American police state sweeps into place, the economy crumbles, and their faultless leader languishes on a Hawaiian beach, Americans are preparing to celebrate their entry into a brave new 2012 with minimal awareness of the true dangers already dissolving their health, wealth, and chances for survival in an engineered conflagration of mythic proportions that is already descending on their heads.
Sensory Overload and the Ostrich Effect
As the gap between reality and manipulated public perception grows, it may just be too big a leap for many at this point. Having been dumbed-down and unresponsive for so long, it’s too much for them to take in. ...Continue ReadingView Comments (1)
Source: Albawaba via Cryptogon.com
Senior European sources said that Arab jet fighters, and possibly Turkish warplanes, backed by American logistic support will implement a no fly zone in Syria’s skies, after the Arab League will issue a decision, under its Charter, calling for the protection of Syrian civilians.
This is simply Libya 2.0 and a pre-cursor to World War 3.
The sources told Kuwait’s al Rai daily that the no fly ban will include a ban on the movement of Syrian military vehicles, including tanks, personnel carriers and artillery, adding that this move would aim at curbing the movement of Assad forces, and cripple their ability to bomb cities. The European sources said the no fly ban might lead to the paralysis of the Syrian regime forces “in less than 24 hours.”...Continue ReadingView Comments (2)
Source: Activist Post by J.G. Vibes
It’s that time again, our government is ready to add yet another country to their growing list of “enemies.” Anyone who remembers the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq must get deja vu when hearing some of the most recent threats to come out of Washington, concerning Iran.
Many activists and researchers have seen this coming for a very long time as conquering Iran is an essential task for the West in the creation of their Middle Eastern empire. We have also been tipped off by the numerous times that our government has attempted to instigate conflict with Iran, only to have the whole concept rejected by the world community as well as Americans back home. This rejection has delayed the drive to war, but it certainly hasn’t changed the plan.
Iran is a much more complicated situation than the half dozen other countries that have already been invaded in this conquest, it’s far more delicate. Iran’s population and military capabilities far surpass that of Iraq and Afghanistan, it is one of the most powerful countries in the Middle East and has been for a very long time....Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Source: Tony Cartalucci – Truth Contributor
For ten months the Obama administration has presided over the “Arab Spring,” a geopolitical gambit years in the making, and executed simultaneously in multiple nations throughout the Middle East and North Africa in the beginning of 2011. The regional conflagration was stoked by a steady stream of first, denial, even feigned surprise, with covert support for US-backed opposition groups, then more overt support, and finally NATO airstrikes, weapons, training, and special operations forces lent to the rebellion in Libya and weapons and support sent to Syria’s militants. These collective efforts stretching from Tunisia and leading up to Iran’s doorstep serve a singular agenda -that is, to contain and ultimately overturn the reemergence of Russia as well as containing the rise of China.
Integral to this stated agenda, is the toppling of Iran’s government and its integration into the Wall Street-London “international order.” Efforts to topple Syria’s government by US-backed and now apparently armed opposition groups aim to isolate and even provoke the Islamic Republic into a suitable justification for US or Israeli (or both) retaliation....Continue ReadingView Comments (1)
Source: Al Jazeera
Colonel Ahmed Bani, the military spokesman of the National Transition Council, has confirmed to Al Jazeera that Muammar Gaddafi has been killed.
Let me get this straight… we were merely assisting NATO with enforcement of a No-Fly Zone, thus side-stepping a Congressional declaration of war. It then became clear that the “rebels” were not Libyan citizens at all, but instead Western-financed and self-admitted al-Qaeda members from around the world. We gave them massive arsenals and provided air strikes on multiple cities so that they could advance into Tripoli and slaughter citizens. Then, a Central Bank popped up and the “rebels” seized vital oil refineries and shipping channels. The State Dept. recognized these terrorists as the new government of Libya, the National Transitional Council, with a US-soldier killing, genocidal madman at the helm. Then we assisted them in exporting Libyan oil to an energy-stricken Italy that is near collapse. And now we have assassinated a Head of State. This is illegal for the President of the United States to take part in and has been for the last 40 years or so....Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Source: Tony Cartalucci – Truth Contributor
Alternative media activist David Icke, who has been warning about the false nature of the “Arab Spring” since it began over six months ago, has pointed out an astounding “flashback” regarding an August 3, 1981 Newsweek article titled, “A Plan to Overthrow Kaddafi.”
‘The details of the plan were sketchy, but it seemed to be a classic CIA destabilization campaign. One element was a “disinformation” program designed to embarrass Kaddafi and his government. Another was the creation of a “counter government” to challenge his claim to national leadership. A third — potentially the most risky — was an escalating paramilitary campaign, probably by disaffected Libyan nationals, to blow up bridges, conduct small-scale guerrilla operations and demonstrate that Kaddafi was opposed by an indigenous political force.”
Quite obviously this plan has been executed verbatim with the necessary addition of a NATO intervention to rescue the above stated “paramilitary” campaign from Libyan security forces – a contigency plan explicitly spelled out in another Wall Street-London subsidized, signed confession, Brookings Institution’s “Which Path to Persia?”
Using Military Force to Assist Popular Revolutions, page 109-110 (page 122-123 of the PDF): “Consequently, if the United States ever succeeds in sparking a revolt against the clerical regime, Washington may have to consider whether to provide it with some form of military support to prevent Tehran from crushing it.” “This requirement means that a popular revolution in Iran does not seem to fit the model of the “velvet revolutions” that occurred elsewhere....Continue ReadingView Comments (4)
Source: Press TV
A prominent political analyst says NATO forces have teamed up with the terrorist group al-Qaeda to rebuild Libya after the departure of its dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
In an exclusive interview with Press TV, Webster Tarpley, author and historian, said that the new rebel commander of Tripoli is a top al-Qaeda leader who has worked for the Afghanis and fought against the United States.
“The new military dictator of Tripoli is none other than the infamous Abdul Hakim Belhadj, an international terrorist, a famous, notorious “genocidalist” of al-Qaeda who has carried out international terrorism all across the globe,” Tarpley said.
Corroborative statement: Speaking to RT News from Brazil, Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar said that an al-Qaeda asset is now leading the military of rebel-controlled Libya. See more here: http://rt.com/usa/news/al-qaeda-libya-commander-escobar-269/
If video does not play, you can also watch it here: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/196198.html
As the media and Spokesman-in-Chief, President Obama, warn us of a “lone wolf terrorist event” on or around September 11th, I can’t help but think back at all of the articles I’ve written or posted regarding a ‘Mumbai-style Attack’ or an active shooter scenario such as Arizona’s Jared Loughner and the Oslo, Norway event. Many on the far-right continue to believe that this incident will portray a typical causcasian of the conservative swagger to be the trigger man in an effort to further demonize the “Patriot movement” (which has withered into the Old Republican Guard 2.0, ala George Bush’esque Rick Perry and Palin’s successor: war-mongering, former IRS tax prosecutor Michelle Bachman) and alleviate pressure on the Middle East and “Obama’s homeland.”
It seems that most of the Neocon-hijacked Tea Party members have nothing better to do than continue the fruitless Obama bashing. We’re ALL aware of his dismal track record, the questions surrounding his past and how deep he is in Wall Street and Chicago’s pockets. Can we move on, now?
The auditing or elimination of the Federal Reserve should be the priority of every conservative AND liberal candidate, along with restoring the Glass-Steagall Act. ...Continue ReadingView Comments (2)
Source: SHTF Plan.com by Mac Slavo
In his latest quarterly Trends Journal (Summer 2011), Gerald Celente provides us another “history of the future,” in which he discusses global economic, monetary, and political events as they happen and what their consequences will be for months, years and decades to come. As he has said before, it is only a matter of time before a major terror attack is executed in a major Western nation. And once it happens it will send shock waves throughout the world, leading to mass global panic and a further tightening of the noose around the necks of the populace:
What will another major terror strike mean? Should an attack hit one of the major NATO nations, the effects, this time, will go global. Bank holidays will be called, the US and other fragile economies will crumble, gold and silver will soar, and already-troubled currencies will crash. Economic martial law will be declared. Introduced as a temporary measure, once in place it will remain in place (like the curfews and draconian security precautions installed by despots and dictators everywhere).
Source: Deadline Live by Mario Andrade
Last week’s terror attacks in Norway shattered the heart of a peace-loving society, which up until this point was considered a model for other societies to follow. Despite their socialist form of government, Norwegians cherish their sovereignty and independence. Some say their standard of living is one of the best in the world. Perhaps is due to the fact that their government still represents their interests. They chose not to be part of the European Union in two different referendums some time ago because they know their history; they have been dominated by foreign governments in the past and they don’t want their old problems to return.
One of the terror suspects was a crazed man by the name of Anders Behring Breivik. He was the son of a nurse and a Norwegian diplomat who used to work at the London embassy. The media is reporting that Breivik was an anti-immigration islamophobe and a supporter of the PPP/C or People’s Progress Party/Civic. The PPP/C has been labeled as an ‘extremist organization’ by the EU Police or Europol along with other political parties (that happen to be opposed to ‘mainstream’ trade or immigration policies) throughout Europe....Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
The FBI has not found videotapes from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that are being sought by a Utah lawyer and do not believe another records search is reasonable or will uncover the information, the agency has told a federal judge.
FBI officials are “unaware of the existence or likely location of additional tapes”that would fulfill the Freedom of Information Act request filed by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue, agency attorneys said in court papers filed last week.
Dirty, dirty liars. Why is it that the film always goes “missing” when some extraordinary event occurs that changes mankind – and is filmed from dozens of angles by multiple cameras? The arrest of Timothy McVeigh? They would have kept it. The explosion that rocked the Heartland? The film would have been preserved. Carefully. At one time, this was the single largest, most deadly attack on American citizens in history. And …they… can’t find the several dozen films of it? Oh. Okay. I’ll just go back to grazing with the rest of the herd. ...Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
A senator on Sunday called for a “no-ride list” for Amtrak trains after intelligence gleaned from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound pointed to potential attacks on the nation’s train system.
Sen. Charles Schumer said he would push as well for added funding for rail security and commuter and passenger train track inspections and more monitoring of stations nationwide.
“Circumstances demand we make adjustments by increasing funding to enhance rail safety and monitoring on commuter rail transit and screening who gets on Amtrak passenger trains, so that we can provide a greater level of security to the public,” the New York Democrat said at a news conference.
This is such a crock of sh**. Fear & Control. That’s what it’s allll about. The whole ‘Osama bin Laden’ thing aside, this is total nonsense. A No-Ride List for trains? The one form of transportation that essentially built this nation? What next… ? A No-Ride List for horses and covered-wagons, as well?
I wonder how soon I’ll be banned from riding my bicycle due to “potential terrorist ties” – I mean, differing opinions – Err, voicing my opinion… oh, wait – exercising my 1st amendment right!...Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
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....Continue ReadingView Comments (2)