U.S. Labels ALL Young Men In Battle Zones As “Militants” … And American Soil Is Now Considered a Battle Zone

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Preface: If this is too intense for you, look at this instead.

Glenn Greenwald has two must-read posts on the reason that virtually everyone the U.S. kills is called a “militant” or “suspected militant”.

He wrote Monday:

glenn headlines 460x307 U.S. Labels ALL Young Men In Battle Zones As Militants ... And American Soil Is Now Considered a Battle Zone


Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims, American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were ”militants” – even though those media outlets literally do not have the slightest idea of who was actually killed. They simply cite always-unnamed “officials” claiming that the dead were “militants.” It’s the most obvious and inexcusable form of rank propaganda: media outlets continuously propagating a vital claim without having the slightest idea if it’s true.


This practice continues even though key Obama officials have been caught lying, a term used advisedly, about how many civilians they’re killing. I’ve written and said many times before that in American media discourse, the definition of “militant” is any human being whose life is extinguished when an American missile or bomb detonates (that term was even used when Anwar Awlaki’s 16-year-old American son, Abdulrahman, was killed by a U.S. drone in Yemen two weeks after a drone killed his father, even though nobody claims the teenager was anything but completely innocent: “Another U.S. Drone Strike Kills Militants in Yemen”).


This morning, the New York Times has a very lengthy and detailed article about President Obama’s counter-Terrorism policies based on interviews with “three dozen of his current and former advisers.” I’m writing separately about the numerous revelations contained in that article, but want specifically to highlight this one vital passage about how the Obama administration determines who is a “militant.” The article explains that Obama’s rhetorical emphasis on avoiding civilian deaths “did not significantly change” the drone program, because Obama himself simply expanded the definition of a “militant” to ensure that it includes virtually everyone killed by his drone strikes. Just read this remarkable passage:


Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that did little to box him in. It in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials, unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent.


Counterterrorism officials insist this approach is one of simple logic: people in an area of known terrorist activity, or found with a top Qaeda operative, are probably up to no good. “Al Qaeda is an insular, paranoid organization — innocent neighbors don’t hitchhike rides in the back of trucks headed for the border with guns and bombs,” said one official, who requested anonymity to speak about what is still a classified program.


This counting method may partly explain the official claims of extraordinarily low collateral deaths. In a speech last year Mr. Brennan, Mr. Obama’s trusted adviser, said that not a single noncombatant had been killed in a year of strikes. And in a recent interview, a senior administration official said that the number of civilians killed in drone strikes in Pakistan under Mr. Obama was in the “single digits” — and that independent counts of scores or hundreds of civilian deaths unwittingly draw on false propaganda claims by militants.


But in interviews, three former senior intelligence officials expressed disbelief that the number could be so low. The C.I.A. accounting has so troubled some administration officials outside the agency that they have brought their concerns to the White House. One called it “guilt by association” that has led to “deceptive” estimates of civilian casualties.


“It bothers me when they say there were seven guys, so they must all be militants,” the official said. “They count the corpses and they’re not really sure who they are.”

The next day, Greenwald noted:

In 2006, the pro-Israel activist Alan Dershowitz created a serious scandal when he argued – mostly in order to justify Israeli aggression — that “civilian causalties” are a “gray area” because many people in close proximity to Terrorists — even if not Terrorists themselves — are less than innocent (“A new phrase should be introduced into the reporting and analysis of current events in the Middle East: ‘the continuum of civilianality’ . . . . Every civilian death is a tragedy, but some are more tragic than others”).


Even more repellent was John Podhoretz’s argument in 2006 that “the tactical mistake” which “we made in Iraq was that we didn’t kill enough Sunnis in the early going to intimidate them and make them so afraid of us they would go along with anything,” specifically that the real error was that the U.S. permitted “the survival of Sunni men between the ages of 15 and 35.” In other words, “all military-age males” in Sunni areas should have been deemed “combatants” and thus killed. Podhoretz’s argument created all sorts of outrage in progressive circles: John Podhoretz is advocating genocide!


But this is precisely the premise that President Obama himself has now adopted in order to justify civilian deaths and re-classify them as “militants.” Here is the rationale of Obama officials as described by the NYT: “people in an area of known terrorist activity, or found with a top Qaeda operative, are probably up to no good.” Probably up to no good. That’s a direct replica of Dershowitz’s argument, and is closely related to Podhoretz’s. They count someone as a “militant” — worthy of death — based purely on the happenstance of where they are and the proximity they’re in to someone else they suspect is a Bad Person. If such a person is killed by a U.S. missile, then, by definition, they are “militants,” not “civilians” — even if we don’t know the first thing about them, including their name.

Will This Policy Apply to Americans On U.S. Soil?

This may sound like something far away which won’t directly affect Americans.

But the military now considers the U.S. homeland to be a battlefield.  As we noted in March:

Fox News reports:

FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice whether Attorney General Eric Holder’s “[criteria] for the targeted killing of Americans also applied to Americans inside the U.S.




“I have to go back. Uh, I’m not certain whether that was addressed or not,” Mueller said when asked by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., about a distinction between domestic and foreign targeting


Graves followed up asking whether “from a historical perspective,” the federal government has “the ability to kill a U.S. citizen on United States soil or just overseas.”


“I’m going to defer that to others in the Department of Justice,” Mueller replied.

Indeed, Holder’s Monday speech at Northwestern University seemed to leave the door open.

Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley writes:

One would hope that the FBI Director would have a handle on a few details guiding his responsibilities, including whether he can kill citizens without a charge or court order.




He appeared unclear whether he had the power under the Obama Kill Doctrine or, in the very least, was unwilling to discuss that power. For civil libertarians, the answer should be easy: “Of course, I do not have that power under the Constitution.”




The claim that they are following self-imposed “limits” which are meaningless — particularly in a system that is premised on the availability of judicial review. The Administration has never said that the [Law Of Armed Conflicts] does not allow the same powers to be used in the United States. It would be an easy thing to state. Holder can affirmatively state that the President’s inherent power to kill citizens exists only outside of the country. He can then explain where those limits are found in the Constitution and why they do not apply equally to a citizen in London or Berlin. Holder was not describing a constitutional process of review. They have dressed up a self-imposed review of a unilateral power as due process. Any authoritarian measure can be dressed up as carefully executed according to balancing tests, but that does not constitute any real constitutional analysis. It is at best a loose analogy to constitutional analysis.


When reporters asked the Justice Department about Mueller’s apparent uncertainty, they responded that the answer is “pretty straightforward.” They then offered an evasive response. They simply said (as we all know) that “[t]he legal framework (Holder) laid out applies to U.S. citizens outside of U.S.” We got that from the use of the word “abroad.” However, the question is how this inherent authority is limited as it has been articulated by Holder and others. What is the limiting principle? If the President cannot order the killing of a citizen in the United States, Holder can simply say so (and inform the FBI Director who would likely be involved in such a killing). In doing so, he can then explain the source of that limitation and why it does not apply with citizens in places like London. What we have is a purely internal review that balances the practicality of arrest and the urgency of the matter in the view of the President. Since the panel is the extension of his authority, he can presumably disregard their recommendations or order a killing without their approval. Since the Administration has emphasized that the “battlefield” in this “war on terror” is not limited to a particular country, the assumption is that the President’s authority is commensurate with that threat or limitless theater of operation. Indeed, the Justice Department has repeatedly stated that the war is being fought in the United States as well as other nations.


Thus, Mueller’s uncertainty is understandable . . . and dangerous. The Framers created a system of objective due process in a system of checks and balances. Obama has introduced an undefined and self-imposed system of review ….

Before you assume that Mueller’s comments are being blown out of proportion, remember that it has been clear for some time that Obama has claimed the power to assassinate U.S. citizens within the U.S. As we pointed out in December:


I’ve previously noted that Obama says that he can assassinate American citizens living on U.S. soil.


This admittedly sounds over-the-top. But one of the nation’s top constitutional and military law experts – Jonathan Turley – agrees.




Turley said [on C-Span]:

President Obama has just stated a policy that he can have any American citizen killed without any charge, without any review, except his own. If he’s satisfied that you are a terrorist, he says that he can kill you anywhere in the world including in the United States.


Two of his aides just … reaffirmed they believe that American citizens can be killed on the order of the President anywhere including the United States.


You’ve now got a president who says that he can kill you on his own discretion. He can jail you indefinitely on his own discretion

Remember, government officials have said that Americans can be targets in the war on terror.

And Northwestern University’s law school professor Joseph Margulies said:

Obama and Bush … both say we are in a war not confined to particular battlefield. … Both say we can target citizens without judicial oversight and that can happen anywhere in the world.

Indeed, the Army is already being deployed on U.S. soil, and the military is conducting numerous training exercises on American streets. And see this.

And the numerous drones flying over American soil – projected by the FAA to reach 30,000 drones by 2020 – are starting to carry arms.

Remember, the Department of Justice attorney who wrote the memo "justifying" torture - John Yoo - also recently said that drones could be used against Americans living on U.S. soil in time of war:

Of course, America has been in a continuous declared state of national emergency since 9/11, and we are in a literally never-ending state of perpetual war. See this, this, this and this.

And the government has basically announced that it can label any American citizen a terrorist for no reason whatsoever.

So if a military-age man is killed in a U.S. city because he happens – even unknowingly – to be near a suspected bad guy, will the report simply read “another militant killed”?

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TuffsNotEnuff's picture

Are they shooting golfers ?

Henry Chinaski's picture

If you live in Yemen and oppose the government you are a militant.  If you live in Syria and oppose the government you are an activist.  If you live in Iraq and oppose the government you are an insurgent.  And, if you live in the USA and oppose the government you are a domestic terrorist.  But now you are saying that domestic terrorists can also be militants without going to Syria. It is starting to get confusing.

And we need to nail down the term "military age."  In the US, military age can be from 17 to 59, or older if you can get a waiver.

TuffsNotEnuff's picture

If your name was Leola Anderson then your traffic accident death gets blamed on a dead priest, Monseigneur Albert Marie. Not on a certain Republican presidential candidate, W.M.R.

If your name was Mary Jo Kopechne, then the press would chew over every nit of your death for decades and blame Ted Kennedy for far worse than bad driving.

Same difference with a massive difference.

See www.facebook.com/OccupyUpdates for details. A head-on collision at 70 mph plus 40 mph = obliteration.

tlnzz's picture

“Si vis pacem, para bellum"

sgt_doom's picture

Reality Chronicles

Before you can understand their Great Game, you must understand their Grand Design.

The Corporation

The oldest corporation, of Anglo-Dutch origin, is also the longest enduring corporation in the Western Hemisphere, perhaps the world, predating the Norman Conquest of 1066, officially the City of London Corporation (“The City”), owner of property in the financial districts of Wall Street, Hong Kong, Sydney and Dubai.

The City and the City Cash.  (City Cash may well be the longest continuing financial fund in history, going back at least eight centuries.)


The process whereby the Transnational Capitalist Class colonizes the planet.

It’s really that simple.


Securitization and resecuritizations take place on Wall Street (although usually legally recorded in Delaware), then they are transferred to The City, or London, for further leveraging through their process of rehypothecation.

The Corporation, Globalization and Ultra-Leverage.

Their Grand Design, their Great Game.

In economic warfare, sides must be chosen.

Of course, there is the human factor; there have been mistakes.

Hitler, Stalin and Mao veered off course.

Nixon was supposed to have been elected president originally in 1960, not 1968, but a crafty criminal mastermind named Joe Kennedy altered that.

Inexorably though, their power and wealth and extreme criminal ways too often succeed.

Sides must be chosen.

(Parochial-minded and egocentric types who have never read foreign news, news and publications outside their mother countries, won't be aware of the international scope of things, the obvious patterns.

They won't be familiar with the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Taxpayer Union, and a host of other global associations which serve as the guiding templates to national and local associations.)

Dapper Dan's picture

With regards to what is playing out in the world today and in all things discussed here at ZH.

It is my firm belief that nothing can be done to mend these problems, we are past the point of no return.

If I were to pick a time when we would have had a chance to reverse this downward spiral, it would have been around 1970.


 O/T    for over two weeks now I have had unusual problems with the ZeroHedge site,  only this site, and only on my lap top,   very delayed typing response,  key strokes have a 1 or 2  second delay,  it is like the words I type are going somewhere else first. 

Any help?

sgt_doom's picture

It would help to know your country of origin, but suffice it to say, the data comm now travels through any number of interfacing configurations made up of Narus boxes and Packet Forensics software, etc.

All that semantic analysis at the IXPs or EPs, and various other chokepoints slows down things considerably.

rwe2late's picture


Only a Police State Will Keep US Free

It has been obvious for some time that the so-called “enemy” are all those who oppose TPTB (the powers that be).

Unfortunately, TPTB are a self-serving, abusive global elite who wield power through the various international organizations they head. Those organizations are invariably autocratic and secretive, as befitting elitist rule. The goals of those global organizations are set by those who head them, and require those who head them to spurn allegiance not just to the people of any nation alone, but to the peoples of all nations together.

Elitist ‘Bildebergers’ meet in elitist associations to establish financial, economic, political, and military policies. In one sense it is a conspiracy. In another sense it is a confluence of interests.

EXXON, Halliburton, Royal Bank Scotland, Goldman Sachs mesh with the World Bank, IMF, the Fed Reserve, Pentagon/NATO.

The goal of a global military Pentagon/NATO for full-spectrum dominance, the goal of financial institutions to rule money, the goal of War inc. to make weapons, the goal of factory food suppliers to monopolize markets, the goal of energy cartels to control resources, the need of drug lords to launder money, the need of politicians to get financial sponsors, the need of dictators, oligarchies, and apartheid states to get military backing, they all converge.

And their “enemy”, however they call it:

“terrorists”, militants, extremists, rebels, revolutionaries, radicals, dissidents, activists, insurgents, “criminal whistleblowers“…

or “associated with”

or “directly or indirectly supporting”

or just plain “suspected”,

the “enemy” of TPTB are all who oppose or may oppose them (aka everyone).

Overdrawn's picture

Silence infidels

It would be bad if Obama mixed up his kill list with his Netflix list 


Ahmed the dead terrorist joins US Army



Patriot Eke's picture

According to current US law, most men are members of the unorganized militia by default.  I'm sure it would therefore be easy to say that they are also militants.  It doesn't matter how your enemy labels you though.  The british used the same propaganda, and they still lost the war.

DaveyJones's picture

Good Morrow from the colonies
How do you fare?
Huzzah to ye. A fare night, a cold marrow. The hearth is warm. The pottage filling. Me head is arsy varsy from the ales.
Abiel, Ezra and Amias are in the fields. Hamilton is in Boston. As the day goes. Up to no good that lad. Pray pardon me, me mouser held a stange one last night besides the petticoat. On the doorstep now with no head.  
well work to do
Fare the well 

DaveyJones's picture

I never thought I'd be gratefull for being middle aged

What would Droney say:


Henry Chinaski's picture

US military age can be from 17 to 59, or older if you can get a waiver.

Mad Max's picture

Droney is the best!  He should be the new ZH mascot.

roadhazard's picture

When you say, "Obama is doing something" the rest of what is said is tainted for me. The question should be WHO is putting this stuff in front of Congress and the President to sign into Law and why has so much extra power been given to the Executive Branch since 2000. If 193 Repubicans vote to have Obama sign into law the NDAA then where is the savior of our country going to come from. I think being led into the Obama/Bush/Romney is the problem BS we need to dig a little deeper.  Presidents now are all just Head Muppet's for something else that is apparently 180* from where we were as a free People.


dizzyfingers's picture


Agree. If voting changed anything it would be illegal. Don't vote: it just signifies your appoval of what's going on. tPTB keep being elected and things get consistently worse after every administration.

sgt_doom's picture


Were we all to do the intelligent thing in Amerika and vote the Green Party, for in Dr. Jill Stein as president, the only candidate with a truly people-oriented and people-centric program, we might stand a possible chance in the future.

Chief KnocAHoma's picture

This is the dumbest statement I have EVER heard! Yeah don't vote and be blindly driven to your slow torture and death by forces that will heard the programed Jersey Shore generation to elect a hipster because he can dance and liked to smoke dope!


The fact is this, math will ultimately cause the collapse of fractinal reserve banking, the fed, and the welfare state. The challenge and question is, who do you want in charge when that happens?

A socialist, or a free market mind. That is why YOU HAVE TO VOTE! Don't worry about affecting change, because you are correct that the electorate is powerless to do so, ...but math ain't!


General Decline's picture

"A socialist, or a free market mind. That is why YOU HAVE TO VOTE! "


Ha.  You say that like we will actually have a choice besides bloodthirirsty, authouritarian, banker puppet dictator.  Your naivety is kinda cute though. Kinda reminds me of my 4 year old daughter.

toady's picture

If you haven't done anything wrong you have nothing to be afraid of....

shovelhead's picture

Wait until they kill a gay terrorist...

Then there will be trouble.

israhole's picture

"In 2006, the pro-Israel activist Alan Dershowitz created a serious scandal when he argued – mostly in order to justify Israeli aggression — that “civilian causalties” are a “gray area” because many people in close proximity to Terrorists — even if not Terrorists themselves — are less than innocent"

What else do you have to know?  It's Israel-first traitors that have destroyed this country as well as everywhere else on the planet.

DOT's picture

Guilty until proven dead.

The Alarmist's picture

So you are guilty until you are proven other than less than innocent, which I guess is purer than Caesar's wife, or something like that.

You know why that statue of Justice is Blindfolded?  Because she has been taken prisoner and is being held hostage.

Gimp's picture

Nobody is above suspicion!

Welcome to the USSA

Widowmaker's picture

Welcome to the gut fuck known as the united states of fascism.

A terrorist in every pair of pants. Just ask the faggots at the Tsa.

If i talk nicely about invasion of privacy it isnt an invasion?

The war on ghosts because fear is such good business! Fear is the economic model for the USA. FUCK THAT SHIT


Benjamin Glutton's picture
we petition the obama administration to: Create a Do Not Kill List

The New York Times reports that President Obama has created an official “kill list” that he uses to personally order the assassination of American citizens. Considering that the government already has a “Do Not Call” list and a “No Fly” list, we hereby request that the White House create a “Do Not Kill” list in which American citizens can sign up to avoid being put on the president’s “kill list” and therefore avoid being executed without indictment, judge, jury, trial or due process of law.



my puppy for prez's picture

Unbelievable!  And totally blacked out in the US...no surprise here!

Have you checked out the Noahide Laws?

Here is a background on them:  http://www.thewatcherfiles.com/noahide_laws.htm

I suggest reading this site.  As long as the Constitution is still functioning (somewhat), the Laws cannot be enforced.  But if martial law is invoked, then all bets are off.  

 Here's the Law As it Reads on the Books:

105 STAT. 44 PUBLIC LAW 102-14-MAR. 20,1991 

Public Law 102-14 
102d Congress 
Joint Resolution 

Mar. 20. 1991 
[H.J Res 104] To designate March 26. 1991, as "Education Day. U. S. A." 

Whereas Congress recognizes the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our, great Nation was founded;

Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws;

Whereas without thes ethical values and principles the edifice of civilization stands in serious peril of returning to chaos;

Whereas society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society;

Whereas the justified preoccupation with these crises must not let the citizens of this Nation lose sight of their responsibility to transmit these historical ethical values from our distinguished past to the generations of the future;

Whereas the Lubavitch movement has fostered and promoted these ethical values and principles throughout the world;

Whereas Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Lubavitch movement, is universally respected and revered and his eighty-ninth birthday falls on March 26, 1991:

Whereas in tribute to this great spiritual leader, "the rebbe", this, his ninetieth year will be seen as one of "education and giving", the year in which we turn to education and charity to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws: and

Whereas this will be reflected in an international scroll of honor signed by the President of the United States and other heads of state:

 Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That March 26, 1991, the start of the ninetieth year of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, leader of the worldwide Lutbavitch movement. is designated as "Education Day. U.S.A.". The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. 

PUBLIC LAW 102-14-MAR. 20,1991 105 STAT. 45 

Approved March 20, 1991 

Mar 5. considered and passed House 
Mar 7. considered and passed Senate


Thisson's picture

BFD.  These are the Noahide laws:

  1. Prohibition of Idolatry
  2. Prohibition of Murder
  3. Prohibition of Theft
  4. Prohibition of Sexual immorality
  5. Prohibition of Blasphemy
  6. Prohibition of eating flesh taken from an animal while it is still alive
  7. Establishment of courts of law

Do you have a problem with the 10 commandments too?

my puppy for prez's picture

Absolutely not...I am a Christian.  But DO YOU UNDERSTAND that according to the Talmud and Noahic law, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, etc are considered IDOLATORS!  And what, under Noahide Law, is the punishment for idolatry?  Decapitation!

And don't try to tell me that the Talmudic Zionist elites and rabbis do not cherish the Talmud above the Torah.  I have done my research.  

Their ideology is insane, barbaric, and racist.  And what's with the worldwide effort to get governments to "affirm" them in their records? 

cherry picker's picture

Are there any "militants" left in Pakistan?

I wonder what happened to the term "Patriots", the people over there who are fighting a foreign nation which is sending drones over their soil?

America is starting wars it is plain to see, too bad most Americans don't care as they are glued to Apple's new screens.

Coldfire's picture

This is the end.

1100-TACTICAL-12's picture

All i can say is a peacefull solution drifts futher away by the day.  We are ruled by tyrants at the present.

Colonial Intent's picture

According to UN international law any country may drop live nuclear warheads on its own territory without fear of sanction by the UN.

Woo was a yes man, pure and simple.

Obama did try to sneakily keep bush's free speech zones too but the unions kicked off and threatened to withold funding if he did so.

In war as in peacetime, people will do whatever they think they can get away with.

3000 Page Patriot act was delivered to reps at 4am and voted on at 10am.

My those reps read fast dont they, how lucky the usa is to have such honest and decent lawmakers ruling their people..................Sarc off

world_debt_slave's picture

from the Whiskey Rebellion, Trail of tears, Civil War, WWI, WWII, et al, the Feds have trampled on it's citizens and the US constitution. I fear we will follow suit and just roll over.

AnAnonymous's picture

The US citizen author's propaganda.

It is nothing new. US citizens have always built their generalities by removing counter examples. This from the beginning.

Once again, president Obama proved how much a your typical US citizen president he is. An annoying display to say the least as it shows that US citizenism can be adopted by anyone. More on that soon.

So here: US citizens declared that every human being has an unalienable right to freedom.

US citizens respect natural rights.
Therefore US citizens owned slaves had not to be human beings, but sub humans or non humans.

Because it is impossible for US citizens to enslave human beings, through their general statement made earlier.

Contrary to Indians and their fuzzy art of war, (***cough, cough***) US citizens do not kill civilians.

US citizens respect the US citizen art of war.

Therefore every civilian killed by US citizens have to be something else, here a militant.

US citizen soldiers do not kill civilians. Which is a true general statement once you apply US citizen recipe: remove every civilian US citizens have killed from the list by labelling them something else and you end with an empty list proving they killed no civilians.

It is US citizenism at work. It is nothing new. Same recipe established from day one and Obama is the proud recipient of US citizen tradition.

Obama is your typical US citizen president.

Therefore people killed by US citizens can no

KK Tipton's picture

AnAnon is completely correct:

"US citizens respect the US citizen art of war.
Therefore every civilian killed by US citizens have to be something else, here a militant."

They are made into the "toxic other".

"It is US citizenism at work. It is nothing new. Same recipe established from day one and Obama is the proud recipient of US citizen tradition. Obama is your typical US citizen president."

Dead on. 

What we have in the US is a complete lack of *responsibility*.  Nobody "in charge" is responsible for anything. They are not held accountable by "our system" at all. In fact, our "system" has been engineered to take away all accountability. Hence, these "laws" that state a person is not a person etc... 

Buckminster Fuller said the most important thing needed by humanity was *integrity*. He defined it as the ability to do the right thing in every case...the opposite of hipocrisy and selfishness.
Without integrity, humanity ceases to exist. It will wipe itself out. Having integrity means you stand for something correct and will do the right thing in a universal sense. 

When you have integrity...responsibility comes with it. Your integrity is directly linked to it.

The "leaders" of the USA have no integrity...they know this. They wish to escape blame.
Hence, all the mechanisims to make sure they accept no real responsibility.

Call people militants, terrorists, whatever. It removes their need to think....and their responsibility.
Lack of integrity is the cause.



I Ching's picture

Integrity huh?

Equals: "ability to do the right thing in every case"

I would like some 'integrity' in my trading.

Fukushima Sam's picture

Seriously?  You are expending a lot of time on gibberish.

prole's picture

psst, nobody is reading your posts imbecile.\

Nobody in the US is stupid enough to be interested in your pointless blathering.

I take it nobody in China would put up with your stupidity either, or you would be chatting there with your own countrymen.

Try to find some other place, where your stupidity will be more at home, perhaps an insane asylum?

AnAnonymous's picture

psst, nobody is reading your posts imbecile.\

Nobody in the US is stupid enough to be interested in your pointless blathering.

Where did you get that I need US citizens (or even people) to read my comments?

US citizenism has pushed up two main relationship: seducing and convincing.

So indeed, you have to perceive my comments through the demands of seduction and conviction.

I do not need to interact with US citizens. I do not them to read my comments.

Even best, them reading my comments and reading the prediction of their future behaviour can not influence them into acting differently.

That is what is really good with US citizenism and US citizen eternal nature.

Human nature is non predictable. But coerced by US citizenism, you get some really good results.

I do not need to write, to be read. US citizens acted, are acting, will act in unison with their US citizen eternal nature.

So indeed, thinking I am here to seduce or convince, the two standard modes of human interactions promoted by US citizens, leads to serious miscalculations. Very serious.

Colonial Intent's picture

He's not posting from china he's posting from south korea,


The Alarmist's picture

That's why I call him Charlie ... US Citizenism compels me to label everybody from that region as Charlie.

The mystery of this post (I actually read some of it) is that Charlie assumes that Big O is a US Citizen, even though Big O himself claimed to have been born in Kenya.


AnAnonymous's picture

Obama is:
-a marxist
-a muslim
-a third world avenger
-a black racialist
-a human being

He is certainly not a US citizen. He cant be. US citizenism is the best thing to have ever happened to humanity. And Obama can not either be a product or a proud representative of it.

dcb's picture

yes I noticed that myself, at least how everyone is a militant myself in the article.

tonyw's picture

I prepare prudently, you stock up, he/she hoards criminally.
I am firm, you are stubborn, he is is pigheaded
I'm a freedom-fighter, you're a rebel, he's a terrorist.

Overdrawn's picture

Blatent  discrimination, how come geriatrics, women, children, cats and dogs are not labelled as well?

prole's picture

Yeah the Hague can send over its Hague Army and pick him up.

Basically we are going to outright genocide. I don't see anything that will stop them. The only safe place to be would be in Russia proper or in China.

Even the Swiss don't have nukes eventually they'll get rolled over.