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Is America the World’s Largest Sponsor of Terrorism?

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The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom - noted:

Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.

Odom also said:

By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.

(audio here).

The Washington Post reported in 2010:

The United States has long been an exporter of terrorism, according to a secret CIA analysis released Wednesday by the Web site WikiLeaks.

The head and special agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office said that most terror attacks are committed by our CIA and FBI.

Wikipedia notes:

Chomsky and Herman observed that terror was concentrated in the U.S. sphere of influence in the Third World, and documented terror carried out by U.S. client states in Latin America. They observed that of ten Latin American countries that had death squads, all were U.S. client states.

 

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They concluded that the global rise in state terror was a result of U.S. foreign policy.

 

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In 1991, a book edited by Alexander L. George [the Graham H. Stuart Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Stanford University] also argued that other Western powers sponsored terror in Third World countries. It concluded that the U.S. and its allies were the main supporters of terrorism throughout the world.

Some in the American military have intentionally tried  to “out-terrorize the terrorists”.

As Truthout notes:

Both [specialists Ethan McCord and Josh Stieber] say they saw their mission as a plan to “out-terrorize the terrorists,” in order to make the general populace more afraid of the Americans than they were of insurgent groups.

In the interview with [Scott] Horton, Horton pressed Stieber:

“… a fellow veteran of yours from the same battalion has said that you guys had a standard operating procedure, SOP, that said – and I guess this is a reaction to some EFP attacks on y’all’s Humvees and stuff that killed some guys – that from now on if a roadside bomb goes off, IED goes off, everyone who survives the attack get out and fire in all directions at anybody who happens to be nearby … that this was actually an order from above. Is that correct? Can you, you know, verify that?

Stieber answered:

“Yeah, it was an order that came from Kauzlarich himself, and it had the philosophy that, you know, as Finkel does describe in the book, that we were under pretty constant threat, and what he leaves out is the response to that threat. But the philosophy was that if each time one of these roadside bombs went off where you don’t know who set it … the way we were told to respond was to open fire on anyone in the area, with the philosophy that that would intimidate them, to be proactive in stopping people from making these bombs …”

Terrorism is defined as:

The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

So McCord and Stieber are correct: this constitutes terrorism by American forces in Iraq.

The U.S. has been supporting Al Qaeda and other terrorists in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Syria and Iran.

(The U.S. has also directly inserted itself into a sectarian war between the two main Islamic sects, backing the Sunnis and attacking the Shiites. See this, this and this.  Because Saudi Arabia is the seat of the most radical sect of Islam – Wahhabism- the U.S. unquestioning support of the Saudis  is indirectly supporting terrorism.)

Torture – which the U.S. has liberally used  during the last 10 years – has long been recognized as a form of terrorism.

Wikipedia notes:

Worldwide, 74% of countries that used torture on an administrative basis were U.S. client states, receiving military and other support to retain power.

Of course, some would say that the American policy of assassination – especially using drone strikes on people whose identity isn’t even known – is a form of terrorism. And see this and this.

Some Specific Examples …

The CIA admits that it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister.

The former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the former head of Italian counterintelligence admit that NATO, with the help of the Pentagon and CIA, carried out terror bombings in Italy and other European countries in the 1950s and blamed the communists, in order to rally people’s support for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism.

As one participant in this formerly-secret program stated: “You had to attack civilians, people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security” (and see this)(Italy and other European countries subject to the terror campaign had joined NATO before the bombings occurred).

As admitted by the U.S. government, recently declassified documents show that in the 1960′s, the American Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan to blow up AMERICAN airplanes (using an elaborate plan involving the switching of airplanes), and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba. See the following ABC news report; the official documents; and watch this interview with the former Washington Investigative Producer for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.

Nine months earlier, a false flag attack was discussed in order to justify an invasion of the Dominican Republic. Specifically, according to official State Department records, Under Secretary of State Chester Bowles wrote on June 3, 1961:

The Vice President [Lyndon Johnson], [Attorney General] Bob Kennedy, Secretary [of Defense Robert] McNamara, Dick Goodwin [who was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs], [head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff] General Lemnitzer, Wyn Coerr, and Ted Achilles were here. Bob McNamara and Lemnitzer stated that under the terms of the contingency paper, they were required to be prepared to move into the island on short order if required to do so, and this, in their opinion, called for substantially more troops that we had in the area. After some discussion we considered two more aircraft carriers, some destroyers, and 12,000 marines should be moved into a position some one hundred miles off the Dominican Republic shore…

 

The tone of the meeting was deeply disturbing. Bob Kennedy was clearly looking for an excuse to move in on the island. At one point he suggested, apparently seriously, that we might have to blow up the Consulate to provide the rationale.

 

His general approach, vigorously supported by Dick Goodwin, was that this was a bad government, that there was a strong chance that it might team up with Castro, and that it should be destroyed–with an excuse if possible, without one if necessary.

 

Rather to my surprise, Bob McNamara seemed to support this view …

 

The entire spirit of this meeting was profoundly distressing and worrisome, and I left at 8:00 p.m. with a feeling that this spirit which I had seen demonstrated on this occasion and others at the White House by those so close to the President constitutes a further danger of half-cocked action by people with almost no foreign policy experience, who are interested in action for action’s sake, and the devil take the highmost …

[At a subsequent meeting], Bob McNamara went along with their general view that our problem was not to prepare against an overt act by the Dominican Republic but rather to find an excuse for going into the country and upsetting it.

Department of Justice lawyer John Yoo suggested in 2005 that the US should go on the offensive against al-Qaeda, having “our intelligence agencies create a false terrorist organization. It could have its own websites, recruitment centers, training camps, and fundraising operations. It could launch fake terrorist operations and claim credit for real terrorist strikes, helping to sow confusion within al-Qaeda’s ranks, causing operatives to doubt others’ identities and to question the validity of communications.”

As Chris Floyd and many others have noted, this plan has gone live.

United Press International reported in June 2005:

U.S. intelligence officers are reporting that some of the insurgents in Iraq are using recent-model Beretta 92 pistols, but the pistols seem to have had their serial numbers erased. The numbers do not appear to have been physically removed; the pistols seem to have come off a production line without any serial numbers. Analysts suggest the lack of serial numbers indicates that the weapons were intended for intelligence operations or terrorist cells with substantial government backing. Analysts speculate that these guns are probably from either Mossad or the CIA. Analysts speculate that agent provocateurs may be using the untraceable weapons even as U.S. authorities use insurgent attacks against civilians as evidence of the illegitimacy of the resistance.

There is substantial additional evidence of hanky panky in Iraq.

 

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Sat, 08/11/2012 - 23:14 | 2698207 “Rebellion to t...
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From A to Z, the USA is the new Evil Empire fueling the war beasts across the globe.  All things are relative and subjective, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, blah, blah, blah....

 

In record time, from 9/11/2001, USA went from wounded and courageous to monster shooting wildly into crowded middle eastern theater.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 07:06 | 2687005 monad
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80 destitute communist dictatorships say America is a terrorist state, so it must be true.

FUCK YOU MALAKA!

Now David, go pay off your communist extras, otherwise they won't work for you.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 10:02 | 2684394 kingslayer
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Joe Mcarthy was a grandstanding moron who used the fear of communism to bolster his career.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:09 | 2689908 monad
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“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people… We have a well-organized political-action group (the CFR) in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state… The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization. It is a dynamic, aggressive, elite corps, forcing its way through every opening, to make a breach for a collectivist one-party state. It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government without suspecting that change is under way… If I seem to be extremist, the reason is that this revolutionary clique cannot be understood, unless we accept the fact that they are extremist. It is difficult for people governed by reasonablenss and morality to imagine the existence of a movement which ignores reasonableness and boasts of its determination to destroy; which ignores morality, and boasts of its cleverness in outwitting its opponents by abandoning all scruples. This ruthless power-seeking elite is a disease of our century… This group…is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.” 

Indiana Senator William Jenner, 1954

 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 09:46 | 2684336 Troy Ounce
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“I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.”
Smedley D. Butler, Major General US Marine Corps

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 08:11 | 2684099 Widowmaker
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TERRORISM IS A GROWTH INDUSTRY, ITS BIG BUSINESS!

Cunt Napoleon from the department of crotch-watch won't sleep until the every terrorist behind every blade of grass is monetized!  Fucking bitch.

Next.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 07:53 | 2684087 Shizzmoney
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When you make money off of terrorism.....you are its biggest sponsor.

The military industrial complex, both government and contractor, have netted $3billion and counting since 9/11. 

Peace doesn't make money to those at the top.  Chaos, does.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 08:09 | 2684103 Widowmaker
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You need to be clear - BANKS make money from terrorism and war first.

Which is why the perpetual wars on ghosts is the only game in town.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 05:42 | 2683985 NuYawkFrankie
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And now for the awards in the Terrocracy Triathlon (Death, Destruction & Destitution for Democracy)

U.S. - Gold Medal 

Israel - Silver

U.K. - Bronze

 

Now please stand for the  National Anthems:

U.S. - The Tarred & Mangled Banner

Israel - The Shekel-Shakedown Soft-Shoe Shuffle.

U'K. - God Save Us... From The Queen!

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 01:05 | 2683876 Gringo Viejo
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I'm drunk....not that anybody should give a shit; least of all me. But tonight, I lost the last one. Tonight, I'm life imitating art.  My friends are no more, all  gone to dust; I'm living "First Blood." Tom Nickerson, he died in "the 'nam", he's buried in Harwich, Ma. on Cape Cod. I get back there every 10 years or so to "spruce up" his grave. Mike Smo, he ate a ruger blackhawk in 1983. No grave to tend, he was cremated. And tonight, the "unknown soldier" is gone and only I remain. I miss you guys. I'll never forget you. We were soldiers once......young & brave.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:13 | 2689926 monad
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Don't count what you used up, count what you have left. You're not alone. Now the mission is to live long and well, and outlast the vermin.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 00:22 | 2683807 DevilsPrinciple
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Color me shocked. In the olden days US terrorism was called "diplomacy". Now we call a spade a spade and not a shovel.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 23:08 | 2683650 CrownThomas
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Woodrow Wilson was a propaganda king. He was a huge progressive, and he was no more an advocate of the individual than I am the tooth fairy.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 22:38 | 2683580 nathan1234
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America is not the World's Lagest Sponsor of Terrorism

America is the World's biggest Terrorist

 

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 22:32 | 2683568 TheObsoleteMan
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I think this sums it all up rather nicely, something from my era:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk3sURDS4IA

 

 

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 22:15 | 2683513 I am on to you
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YES!

I dont know if this is validated:

The Senate or Congres, allowed American Citizens to donate to The free Syrian army.

Thought Americans(socalled Taxpayed wars), already donated to all The Wars,that Cia is running.

The list of the, Anglo Saxon Americans,contribution,to make the globe so Glowing, Illuminated,is beoynd,what we ever can pay back!

When this is said,i know that in USA,just like any where else,is a lot of peace loving good people,sadly a minority,and surtainly not the ones you hear most of.

At the end of the day,we all are pawns, on The corrupted players ches board,wether we want or not.

And we dont have to citate,The Great Men of all time:Simply say:

I want peace,i am a person,living on this planet,and i dont want to se,more destruction,born after the ww2,i dont remember,when there have been total peace on this:Could be,lovely green blue planet.

And it cost much more to kill,than it cost to safe:

But most are like the Ostrich:

But dont have the head in the ground,but, Up thier own,do i dare the word,i think not,cause everybody know the mening.

Ill say to the Hedge Zeros,and all mankind,peace to you!

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 21:05 | 2683356 Mr_Wonderful
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Yes, bears do crap in the woods and the Pope likes to wear womens´ underwear.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 20:30 | 2683254 lolmao500
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“Yeah, it was an order that came from Kauzlarich himself, and it had the philosophy that, you know, as Finkel does describe in the book, that we were under pretty constant threat, and what he leaves out is the response to that threat. But the philosophy was that if each time one of these roadside bombs went off where you don’t know who set it … the way we were told to respond was to open fire on anyone in the area, with the philosophy that that would intimidate them, to be proactive in stopping people from making these bombs …”

And this is EXACTLY what they'll do to Americans when the revolution kicks off.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 20:24 | 2683228 cherry picker
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Uncle Sam seems to have picked up where Joe McCarthy left off

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 05:02 | 2684008 Bazza McKenzie
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Senator McCarthy identified communists working within the US government.  They, of course, said "no, no, not us".  Soviet records available after the collapse of the Soviet Union showed McCarthy was right, and they were committing treason to aid the USSR.

Neither he nor the Senate committee killed or tortured anyone.

So what exactly is your point?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 08:40 | 2684183 Vooter
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That Joe McCarthy was a cunt who hopefully suffered for a long time before he died...

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 22:13 | 2683526 I am on to you
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Seems, he never let go!

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 20:20 | 2683215 Savyindallas
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How about indiscriminate bombing that murdered civiliands in gross violation of the Geneva convention? Start with the Philipino war after we took over from spain  -maybe 300,000 innocents  butchered. Germany and Japan suffered 3 million in civilan losses from indiscriminate firebombing and nuking of their cities when they were essentially defeated and defenseless. We bemoan the 90,000 combined soldiers we lost  in the Koren and Vietnam conflicts  -how about thee 3 million plus civilians murdered in bombing (many napalmed)in Korean, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos? We dropped more bombs on Vietnam/Cambodia than all parties dropped during the entire WW2 conflict.  How many civilians have died due to the Iraq/Ahghaista conflcits   -1990-present. Over a million. We've killed an awful lot of kids and babies-but aren't they guilty by association by virtue of living in ountries that harbor terrorists? We have murdered a thousand times more civilians than the combined 'Axis of Evil" But you can't call it "terror" It's simply unavoidable collateral damage essential to kill a few thousand "terrorists" who hate us because we are free.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 23:59 | 2683766 lakecity55
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Howabout Barry sayin' any military-aged kid killed in a fly-by drone hit is a terrorist?

Seems like a guy sittin' in the shadows drivin' a drone killin' folks he picked outta a phone book is the Terrorist...

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 22:20 | 2683537 HardAssets
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Its not terrorism when the killers wear official government provided uniforms and act 'under orders'.

Yeah, right.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 10:36 | 2684550 rwe2late
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“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. “

-Voltaire

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 20:53 | 2683332 Haager
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"It's simply unavoidable collateral damage essential to kill a few thousand "terrorists" who hate us because we are free."

 

How ironic - the freedom became lost at the interception motorway.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 00:02 | 2683771 lakecity55
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Hate us 'causa our freedomz?

Hate us cause we stealin' their gole an awl.

Hate us cause we kill by fly-by, not mano a mano.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 20:19 | 2683208 Overdrawn
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British bank's links to global terror: US accuses Standard Chartered of laundering billions for Iran and Hezbollah

 

  • Standard Chartered is accused of dealing conspiring with Iran for a decade

  • New York State Department of Financial Services called the bank a 'rogue institution' and the bank's Iran affairs had been a threat to global peace

  • Sixty thousand financial transactions were cited as suspicious.

  • Investigation quoted London-based executive saying: ‘You f***ing Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we’re not going to deal with Iranians?’

 

 

What a fucking joke, knowing what we know about American covert ops.  I think this article is for the benefit of mainstream sheeple.

 

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184657/British-banks-links-global-terror-US-accuses-Standard-Chartered-laundering-billions-Iran-Hezbollah.html

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 20:18 | 2683207 Overdrawn
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British bank's links to global terror: US accuses Standard Chartered of laundering billions for Iran and Hezbollah

 

  • Standard Chartered is accused of dealing conspiring with Iran for a decade

  • New York State Department of Financial Services called the bank a 'rogue institution' and the bank's Iran affairs had been a threat to global peace

  • Sixty thousand financial transactions were cited as suspicious.

  • Investigation quoted London-based executive saying: ‘You f***ing Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we’re not going to deal with Iranians?’

 

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184657/British-banks-links-global-terror-US-accuses-Standard-Chartered-laundering-billions-Iran-Hezbollah.html

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 21:17 | 2683397 Bringin It
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Standard Chartered is accused of dealing conspiring with Iran for a decade - OMG - Call out the Zionists!!!  Persians engaged in trading for a living.  They must accept the globale banking cabal ... or else.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 19:44 | 2683159 Haager
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Its unreal. It seems that China is going to prevent more interventions of the US regarding Syria and Iran with their actions in the Seas of South China. Japan won't interfere and I wouldn't be surprised if the Neos didn't see that coming. 

 

Although the following list is not a 100% hit, I am worrying that our superpowers on earth scores skyhigh.

Powerful and continuing nationalism,

Supremacy of the military

Controlled mass media

Rampant cronyism and corruption

Obsession with national security

Religion and government are intertwined

Identification of enemies/scapegoats 

Obsession with crime and punishment

Labor power is suppressed, Corporate power is protected

Disdain for human rights

Didsdain for intellectuals and the arts

Rampant sexism,

Fraudulent elections.

 

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 23:54 | 2683750 Uncle Remus
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"no holds barred tag-team grudge match"

or

Open season, no bag-limit, any means, no permit required.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 19:31 | 2683155 tony bonn
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george, as always, you are magnificently insightful and truthful....yes indeed the usa via the cia is the most violent, murderous, and barbaric terrorist organization on the planet.....its tools of terror are nearly limitless and undetectable.....its carnage is vast as naomi klein, and john perkins document, the latter as a first hand witness and perpetrator.....

the cia has hired al qaeda to depose syria's leader.....it uses mk ultra subjects to engage in mass terrorist killing sprees such as the beltway murderer, john lennon, and recently in colorado and wisconsin....same plot as always....the cia needs to murder someone, it calls on one of its subjects to engage in seemingly random acts of mayhem, then kills self - although recently they have added a twist to the plot by keeping the assailants alive....sort of akin to a limited hangout (although clearly different)...and all kinds of information is trotted out in front of a fucktarded public who gullibly believes that "law enforcement" has solved the crime.....of course they have solved it because they have committed it....

they want to maintain a state of fear which is why the fbi took over in wisconsin so that the wall street assholes can declare martial law, a state of emergency, and justify more deprivations of liberty....

jonestown was another cia operation....people, for fuck's sake, of course the usa is terrorist el supremo and without peer....

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 00:07 | 2683781 lakecity55
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The Fedz knew about the nazi for ten years.

The police were told about the Joker for two months or more.

They were allowed to kill on purpose.

The same people will kill 25 million AMericans if you let them.

 

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 22:47 | 2683158 nmewn
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Ok...I'll bite...Jonestown was a CIA op?

Source...?

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No source, spit out...and noted.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 23:37 | 2683719 Savyindallas
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Lots of sources on that -don't be lazy  -google it. Don't know if they are true  -but they appear to be.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:50 | 2685906 nmewn
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"Don't know if they are true  -but they appear to be."

The man made a declarative statement.

I don't have to un-prove anything...he has to prove it. Its the same with any accusation leveled...the burden of proof is on the accusser to present the case.

I've obviously stumbled into some weird country or alternate universe where innuendo/lies/half truths and slander is the same as truth.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 18:47 | 2683068 Uncle Remus
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Oi. Now there's a news flash.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 19:30 | 2683150 New_Meat
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unk, have another slug and go back to sleep.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 19:50 | 2683181 Uncle Remus
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Are we there yet? I have to pee.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 18:44 | 2683057 nmewn
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Who's up for some self flagellation?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 09:48 | 2684335 psychobilly
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"Who's up for some self flagellation?"

Criticism of your beloved federal government equals criticism of self.  Gotcha.  The state and the individual are one.

Our resident flag-humping, collectivist "libertarian" weighs in.  lol.

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 19:00 | 2683081 George Washington
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To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.”
- Abraham Lincoln

“Those who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
- Ben Franklin

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
- Thomas Jefferson

“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”
-Thomas Jefferson

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
- Robert F . Kennedy

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
- Samuel Adams

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country.”
– Teddy Roosevelt

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
– Teddy Roosevelt

“The citizen who sees his society’s democratic clothes being worn out and does not cry it out, is not a patriot, but a traitor.”
- Mark Twain

“Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of government power, not the increase of it.”
- Woodrow Wilson

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent”
- Thomas Jefferson

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”
- Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural

“In this point of the case the question is distinctly presented whether the people of the United States are to govern through representatives chosen by their unbiased suffrages or whether the money and power of a great corporation are to be secretly exerted to influence their judgment and control their decisions.”
- Andrew Jackson

“I am more than ever convinced of the dangers to which the free and unbiased exercise of political opinion — the only sure foundation and safeguard of republican government — would be exposed by any further increase of the already overgrown influence of corporate authorities.”
- Martin Van Buren, Eighth President of the United States

“As we view the achievements of aggregated capital, we discover the existence of trusts, combinations, and monopolies, while the citizen is struggling far in the rear or is trampled to death beneath an iron heel. Corporations, which should be the carefully restrained creatures of the law and the servants of the people, are fast becoming the people’s masters.”
- Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States

“I again recommend a law prohibiting all corporations from contributing to the campaign expenses of any party.… Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly.” Teddy Roosevelt added, “The fortunes amassed through corporate organization are now so large, and vest such power in those that wield them, as to make it a matter of necessity to give to the sovereign — that is, to the Government, which represents the people as a whole — some effective power of supervision over their corporate use. In order to insure a healthy social and industrial life, every big corporation should be held responsible by, and be accountable to, some sovereign strong enough to control its conduct.”
- Theodore Roosevelt

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.”
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

“It was natural and perhaps human that the privileged princes of these new economic dynasties, thirsting for power, reached out for control over government itself. They created a new despotism and wrapped it in the robes of legal sanction. …And as a result the average man once more confronts the problem that faced the Minute Man….
- Franklin Roosevelt

“A small group had concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people’s property, other people’s money, other people’s labor — other people’s lives. For too many of us life was no longer free; liberty no longer real; men could no longer follow the pursuit of happiness.”
- Franklin Roosevelt

“These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power. In vain they seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution. In their blindness they forget what the flag and the Constitution stand for.”
- Franklin Roosevelt

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”
- Theodore Roosevelt

“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
-Thomas Jefferson, American Declaration of Independence

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 07:38 | 2684072 ebear
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"Unwelcome visitors permitted. The temple reeked of time, principle, and agents in force." --William S. Burroughs

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 20:04 | 2683187 headless blogger
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There are millions of people speaking out in various way, but it simply does not work...OBVIOUSLY. 

One of the biggest problems is the Internet and the "truth" movement.

11 years of "Truth" movement and we are now sitting on a precipace of human annilation.

YOUR Websites for "truth" have DONE NOTHING.  Although, people are making good money off them (From the liberal side of the "truth" movement during year 2010):

Democracy Now: $11,760,006

Schumann Center for Media and Democracy: $33,314,688

Alternet: $900,000

http://memorygap.org/2012/08/03/the-financial-bearings-of-manufactured-d...

Granted, those are some of the more "mainstream" liberal so-called truth sites. But then you have thousands of others.

 

But everyone is fighting.

I just look at most of the Truth sites as "controlled Opposition" now.  It is getting as bad if not worse than mainstream media, and I have a feeling that this was the intention of the more manipulative ruling elites.

There is nothing you can do now. What people need to do is secure themselves and their families.

The Elites needed the system to crash completely to the bottom and that is what is happening. They will then have a nice packaged solution for us when the dust settles. And I'm sure it has to do with lots of drones, surveillance and a very small satanic like cartel in power.

 

Good luck.

 

P.S.

The guy over at Daily Bell actually thinks the internet has saved us from the "Elites" and their global plans for domination. The Internet has NOT saved us, it has only exposed the deceipt, lies, and culprits behind the curtain. These Elites DON'T CARE THAT THEY'VE BEEN EXPOSED. They openly defy morals and humanity now. They kill, steal, rape, all of it...openly.

It's a mind thing for them. They want total control of humans, down to their souls. LIBOR, 2008 crisis, etc, They love it, because they are doing evil openly and then watching people do nothing to stop them. We all congregate on the internet to bitch and "discuss" it....which never ends up being a discussion, and definitely no solutions. It is like one of the Neo-Cons said back in 2001 about the coming next decadeS:  "we'll be making the policies, while everyone else is reduced to only commentary".

The Internet, btw, is going to be used in the coming Orwellian structured society. It already is.

 

 

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 21:08 | 2683368 Bringin It
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Democracy How???  I stopped reading right there.

Democracy Now is like nmewen.  Corruption abounds, but hands off 9/11.  The gov is corrupt, captured, lying, but in the case of 9/11, telling the truth.  WTF??

 

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 22:21 | 2683541 nmewn
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JoHnNy-OnE-NoTe.

Did I just troll somebody?...why, yes, I believe I did, now why did I do that?

"Democracy Now is like nmewen"...lol...it gets better dweeb...

"FDR hatched the original plot, taking over half a century of meticulous planning by our best and brightest central planners, for Mossad suicide pilots flying Zeros to flatten two sky scrapers with the resulting debris leaving ONE to be flattened by nano explosives several hours later by the great-great-grand kids of NWO commandos working on the Manhatten Project cleverly disguised as OWS."

Its like the perfect plan...or sumpin...you'll notice its in quotes, which makes it official...I'm runnin with it.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 01:27 | 2683887 Bringin It
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How is it possible to believe that our system is presided over by a corrupt oligarchy, which you rant against for various crimes, how is it possible for you to believe that the workings of our corrupt system do not extend to 9-11??  How is it possible for you and your ilk to believe the government is telling all sorts of lies daily, but in the fulcrum event for all the war and looting that's gone on since, 9-11, this corrupt system is telling the truth???  How do you do that Mnemwn?

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