The Terrifying Future of The United States


The Terrifying Future of The United States

by: StormCloudsGathering

 

If this doesn’t wake you up, I don’t know what will.

Music is original sound track created by StormCloudsGathering
Composite animations are original.

Links to get you started on your research:

NDAA 2013 passes with indefinite detention still intact
http://rt.com/usa/news/ndaa-indefinit…

The Patriot Act
http://thepage.time.com/2011/02/15/ho…
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/…

Obama extends Patriot Act:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05…

Widespread abuse of patriot act: http://www.aclu.org/national-security…

Obama tries to hide information regarding rape and sexual abuse in Abu Ghraibhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world…

Obama’s kill list: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/wor…

FBI finalizing its NGI Biometrics Database:
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/fing…

Biometrics at departures:http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/po…

http://rt.com/usa/us-foreigners-leave…

People placed on no-fly list for political reasons:

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/articl…

http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-sec…

Drones used to hunt Dorner: http://now.msn.com/christopher-dorner…

Dorner fire set intentionally:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02…
The police finally admit it: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow…

Leaked Document: Government setting up military detention centers for Activists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfkZ1y…

FBI Murdered Todashev execution style:
http://www.usnews.com/news/newsgram/a…

http://rt.com/news/todashev-head-shot…

Senator Coburn points out the DHS “zombie” training exercise as wasteful: http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/i…

But if you actually watch it it’s much more disturbinghttp://stormcloudsgathering.com/dhs-t…

Yes this really happened (details about the exercise):
http://washingtonexaminer.com/your-ta…

Police admit Dorner fire was set on purpose :http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow…

DHS buying billions of bullets (links to some of the purchase orders):
450 million rounds purchased by DHS earlier this year:
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Secu…

Purchase order for additional 750 million rounds of ammunition
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportuni…

DHS buys even more bullets:
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportuni…

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editori…

Iris scanning from a distance:
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/…

Biometrics checks at border… Already in place for immigrants entering, now to be added for exits.

 

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Syria: No wonder France and the UK were getting desperate


Syria: No wonder France and the UK were getting desperate

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France and the UK (F-UK), the poodle side of the alliance with the US (FUKUS), this week bullied their European Union partners into accepting a status quo in which the European Union disintegrates as a Union (merci) and each one goes it alone in terms of supplying the Syrian terrorists.

We saw this already in Iraq from the part of the UK, going it alone with the US and its wider alliance of hastily-stitched-together sycophants and lackeys which all turned a blind eye when the Weapons of Mass Destruction were not found (because they didn’t exist, as Saddam Hussein had said); we saw the US and UK mastermind a series of illegal raids, illegal retention’s and from the part of the UK, torture of prisoners. From the USA, the concentration camp at Abu Ghraib, where prisoners were raped, sodomized  tortured, deprived of food and sleep, you name it, and the same is going on at Guantanamo Bay concentration camp in Cuba, where the USA masterminds among the most shocking human rights abuses in history.

In Iraq, France had an attack of good-naturedness, in other words, for once, it followed international law and said that the war was illegal. It didn’t take much pressure from the USA to make France buckle spectacularly and today become one of the three prongs of the FUKUS Axis, doing Washington’s dirty work for it alongside le amiable poodle, les Anglaises.

Libya saw France rehabilitated as the leadership joined Cameron, that William Hague character, and Obama, in no doubt punching the air with fists clenched celebrating the murder of the Gaddafi grandchildren as legitimate targets; in Syria, the French are the first and foremost prong of the FUKUS Axis.

It comes as no surprise therefore that as the Syrian Armed Forces push relentlessly against the terrorist scourge unleashed by the west and supported by their bedboys Qatar and Saudi Arabia (shall we investigate what certain members of the said royal families have allegedly gotten up to in Morocco? Whoops! What would Mohammed say to THAT??) that France and the UK once again want to push through an arrogant and militarist agenda to support their rebels (terrorists), derided by the rest of Syrian society because they are getting their asses whipped.

The Syrian Armed Forces are standing up to the crack troops unleashed by NATO and al-Qaeda inside Syria; the Syrian Armed Forces are protecting Syria’s civilians against these demonic monsters and the lies being traded by the west are yet again shown up for what they are. The Free Syrian Army is a chimera, a front which is in fact an umbrella organization for al-Qaeda cells hiding behind it.

Yet again, the west has got it wrong, has sided with terrorists and will pay the consequences. He who plays with fire…

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

source: Pravda.Ru

Syria: The choice is simple: a secular Syria or chaos?


Syria: The choice is simple: a secular Syria or chaos?

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Looking at Libya, we can see Syria. Looking at what the west did in Iraq, we can see what side not to choose; looking at the proliferation of western concentration camps from Abu Ghraib to Guantanamo Bay and hearing their hypocrisy about human rights and freedom, we can read between the lines. The choice is simple: a secular Syria or chaos.

Let the history of the first decade of this Millennium dispel once and for all the notion that the west holds the moral high ground after the years 2000 to 2013 have proved that their cold war rhetoric was bullshit, that this spiel about freedom and democracy was hypocrisy and that as in the cold war years, the west is more likely to side with terrorists than with legitimate security forces. The choice is simple: a secular Syria or chaos.

When making a choice on Syria, let us choose the right side. In so doing, let us examine the modus operandi of the west and see what it does to sovereign states and legitimate governments which it wishes to destabilize to then invade, steal their resources, deploy military hardware against their civilian structures so as to dole out billionaire rebuilding contracts among cronies and install NATO-friendly elements on the fringes of the society of the victim-state. Why? To continue doling out the contracts. It’s a business.

We could stop the article here, because after all, everything has been said. The west is not, and never has been, about the high moral ground. It is about gaining, by hook or by crook, markets for its products while simultaneously sabotaging any system which dares to compete with it. It did this for seventy years against the Soviet Union which had built a viable alternative.

Or shall we scroll back a couple of years and see the west’s modus operandi in this new millennium, which the west raped with its wars and murderous campaigns against human rights, strafing kids with missiles, sodomising prisoners, destroying water supplies “to break their backs”, spreading lies about chemical arms factories, about weapons of mass destruction…

And in Syria, they have twice insinuated that the “regime” (legitimate government of President al-Assad, more popular in proportional terms than the regimes of Cameron and Obama, as they lie in their compounds in London and Washington) has procured chemical weapons. Once, the plot to supply chemical weapons to the Syrian terrorists through Turkey was outed in this column and the attack did not materialize (but it would not have been from the Government, it would have been a false flag attack by the terrorists) and the second time, chemical weapons were used. By the terrorists.

Who created the Talebaan by supporting the Mujaheddin and aiding and financing the Madrassah in Pakistan and Afghanistan? The west. Who was financing the Chechen terrorists in Russia? The west, through Wahhabist lackey boys in the Middle East. Who was behind the Georgian escapade in 2008? Who invaded Iraq, against international law?

Who set up the Abu Ghraib concentration camp to house illegal detainees? Who sodomised and tortured prisoners? Who set up Guantanamo Bay concentration camp? Who is holding prisoners who have not even been accused of crimes?

And who is supporting the Syrian terrorists?

So, we know who not to support. International law and those who follow it are supporting President al-Assad and his heroic security forces which are fighting a victorious battle against these terrorist forces and their western masters. William Hague, David Cameron, John Kerry, Barack Obama and those sickening wannabe Napoleons in Paris should hang their heads in shame.

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

source: Pravda.Ru

 

Libya: What NATO is responsible for


Libya: What NATO is responsible for

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One of NATO’s unarmed civilians

The Green Resistance in Libya has brought us a first-hand account of a girl who was captured by the pro-NATO terrorists. Below is her story, the story of total depravity and a telling example of the type of person (?) that the USA, France and the UK sided with in Libya. Surely if you arm and finance terrorists like this, you are responsible?

The FUKUS-Axis is responsible for unleashing bands of thugs and murderers and torturers onto the streets of Libya to take over this oil-rich, strategically placed nation, the heart of the Mediterranean basin. The FUKUS-Axis is also responsible for the action of this scourge which they created. I urge Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy to read these lines…

I also urge Clinton, Hague and Juppé to read these lines. As for the Qatari scourge which boosted the ranks of the terrorists who raped, tortured, looted, stole and murdered their way to destroying Libya. The global media of course do not carry this type of material.

The title of this piece is: “Interview with girl who escaped from rats prison”. It is a first-account of a girl who was captured by the terrorists who destroyed Libya, working for the FUKUS-Axis (France, UK, US and Israel) against their people. It was translated by volunteers. Here is an abridged version of her horrendous account.

The victim is a Libyan girl who wishes to remain anonymous for her own security, since she escaped from an NTC prison. NTC – the terrorist scourge aided and abetted by the FUKUS-Axis, the same Axis now supporting terrorists in Syria. She was captured by the NTC terrorists on August 20, 2011 and escaped in late November 2011, remaining in hiding until March 2012, when she decided to talk.

Girl: “I was one of the Libyan women and girls who volunteered for the People’s Guard, to protect our country from NATO and the NTC (Rats).  I was captured and was a imprisoned by the Rats for three months. They tortured me during this period of time, using electrical appliances and in other ways…They would put us inside some fridge trucks, that were generally used as cold rooms, or as mortuaries. They often used electric shocks on people, using a ‘shocker’, or home-made electric chairs and bare electrical wires connected to the grid; also they scalded people with hot water and sat them for long periods under freezing air outlets. They raped us and used all kinds of brutality and humiliation…

“We were force to say what they wanted or we were going to be tortured and the journalists were threatening us, to get the story they wanted. These events involved both Misrata and Tripoli Rat-brigades.

“When they captured me they hit me with… Some of the group of girls were taken away and the rest were charged by the local NTC-gangs with the crime of murder – for defending our Country from attack.

“I gave them what that they wanted from me, but I did it under torture, the influence of drugs they gave me and the threat of further harm.

“Concerning the press, it was at first the Italian media and later they brought me to a woman from the UAE media,  who interrogated me.  In the hospital, my jailers also took me to a foreign psychiatrist called Cristina, who continuously drugged me and my memory is not clear about what happened…She was Italian and she brought to me the NTC flag…

“We were under electricity (torture  by electroshocker) , boiled water (they scalded people) and freezing air from  conditioner (and  raping)…  They jailed us in Al Jdaida (prison in Tripoli) and in a headquarters in Maitiga (big military base and airport in Tripoly) and there were people from UAE in addition to many foreign journalists … 

“Concerning the way they treated me, are still treating many imprisoned Libyan patriots,.. of course they are Rats and traitors to Libya. Such creatures do not have any higher feelings or real understanding or beliefs . As Jailers, their concern and human involvement with us was zero, but when the Press came around, they pretended that they are treating us very well.

“The jailors were Qatari and Misrati people, but Zintani were most. And when they captured me they killed about 15 soldiers belonging to Khamis brigade. They killed those kids (young men) in front of me and they also killed some women who were next to me.

“They stuck needles under my fingernails…they brought a Gaddafi man (volunteer of people´s guard)… whom I knew very well … They brought a gas stove, on which they put a casserole of water on that stove, till the water got boiled and after this they cooked that man in front of me and other girls.

“They were bringing some people and they were torturing them in front of our eyes . (During executions or tortures of people) they where threatening us, if we do not say what they wanted for their TV channels, our fates would be the same, as those people. And we did what they wanted… (girls told fake stories for the global media members)”.

The account speaks for itself. Foreign involvement in the type of scenes not seen outside nazi concentration camps or the US-run torture chamber of Abu Ghraib in Iraq under the Bush regime.

So, the conclusion from the shills who will flood into this page will be that without a name, we cannot prove whether it is true or not or whether this girl exists. I have no doubt in my sources, who are inside Libya and who have provided me with the truth for this column for well over a year.

And after what these NTC terrorists have done to innocent civilians in the streets, is there any doubt in anyone’s mind that what this girl suffered was just another example of the depravity and sub-human cruelty perpetrated by forces supported by the FUKUS-Axis?

I dedicate this piece to Cameron, Hague, Clinton, Obama, Juppé and Sarkozy. May what happened to this girl never, ever happen to you or your womenfolk. For those who disbelieve it happened, then…

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Pravda.Ru

 

Do Private Military Contractors Have Impunity to Torture?


Do Private Military Contractors Have Impunity to Torture?

By Laura Raymond | Dissident Voice | December 21st, 2011

Unbelievably, in 2011 this question has not yet been settled in the courts of the United States. Human rights attorneys are headed back to court in the coming month to argue that, yes, victims of war crimes and torture by contractors should have a path to justice.  Attorneys from my organization, the Center for Constitutional Rights, along with co-counsel, are representing Iraqi civilians who were horribly tortured in Abu Ghraib and other detention centers in Iraq in seeking to hold accountable two private contractors for their violations of international, federal and state law. By the military’s own internal investigations, private military contractors from the U.S.-based corporations L-3 Services and CACI International were involved in the war crimes and acts of torture that took place, which included rape, being forced to watch family members and others be raped, severe beatings, being hung in stress positions, being pulled across the floor by genitals, mock executions, and other incidents, many of which were documented by photographs.  The cases, Al Shimari v. CACI and Al-Quraishi v. Nakhla and L-3 aim to secure a day in court for the plaintiffs, none of whom were ever charged with any crimes.

The Department of Justice has thus far failed to prosecute any of the contractors involved, so the only path currently available for any accountability is through these human rights lawsuits.  However, after years of litigation, the allegations of torture by contractors in these cases have still never been seriously examined, much less ruled on, by the courts.  None of the plaintiffs in any of these cases have yet to have his or her day in court to tell their account of what they suffered. The reason is because the private military contractors have raised numerous legal defenses, many of which the plaintiffs’ lawyers have argued are plainly inapplicable to private corporations. which have kept the cases from moving into the discovery phase, where the nature of the contractors obligations, actions and oversight, as well as what happened to the plaintiffs would be the examined in detail. So far, CACI and Titan/L-3 have focused the courts on any question but whether the plaintiffs were tortured. As CCR and co-counsel summarize the question in their brief in Al-Quraishi v. Nakhla and L-3:

Are corporate defendants entitled to categorical “law of war” immunity for their alleged torture and war crimes when such a proposed immunity runs counter to settled understandings of the law of war and centuries of Supreme Court precedent, and would give for-profit contractors more protection from suit than genuine members of the U.S. Armed Forces?

This week, CCR and co-counsel filed briefs that argue the cases must go forward. Additionally, yesterday a number of other human rights organizations along with a group of retired high-ranking military officers are filing supporting amicus briefs to add their voices to the chorus of concern over contractor impunity. The military officers’ brief argues that, “given that employees of civilian contractors indisputably are not subject to the military chain of command, and therefore cannot be disciplined or held accountable by the military, it makes little sense to extend to them such absolute tort law immunity for their misconduct.”

This legal battle is taking place as the United States is outsourcing war at a rate beyond anything ever seen in our history. During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan the number of contractors has at times far exceeded the number of soldiers. Now, as the U.S. ends the war in Iraq, the State Department is reporting that it has been in the process of tripling the number of armed security contractors it will employ in Iraq to provide security for the thousands of State Department employees that will remain to work in what is now by far the largest U.S. embassy in the world.

It’s important for people to understand what is going on in the courts regarding this current litigation not only because the torture survivors need justice, but also because these cases have wide implications beyond this particular situation.  The corporations involved argue that they should be exempt from any investigation into the allegations against them because, among other reasons, our federal government’s interests in executing wars would be at stake if corporate contractors can be sued.  This is incredibly flawed logic; the lawsuits are for acts that are far outside the “laws of war” and these are crimes that are not in the government’s interest.

They are also invoking a new, sweeping defense that first appeared two years ago in a separate case CCR and co-counsel brought against these same corporations, Saleh v Titan. The new rule is termed “battlefield preemption” and aims to eliminate any civil lawsuits against contractors that take place on any “battlefield.” Among the numerous alarms this should set off is the fact that in the U.S.’ War on Terror it is argued that many places far from any actual war zone are now battlefields. Indeed, a detention center in Iraq filled with civilians who were never charged with any crimes, which is what we’re talking about in these current cases before the court, should not be considered a battlefield.   And acts of torture, which is what is at issue in these cases, cannot be characterized as “combat,” which is what this defense allows.

Think about what it would mean for private military contractors to be immune from any type of civil liability, even for war crimes, as long as it takes place on a so-called battlefield during this time of unprecedented use of contracting and when the term “battlefield” is being stretched to meaninglessness in the ever-expanding U.S. War on Terror. Anyone and everywhere could be a target. That is what is at stake here. Everyone who cares about human rights should be paying attention.

In giving their reasoning for dismissing these cases, the Fourth Circuit panel that originally heard the case (over a strong dissenting opinion) expressed its fear that cases like these would “undermine the flexibility that military necessity requires in determining the methods for gathering intelligence.” But this is exactly the point. No one should ever have the “flexibility” to commit war crimes, rape and other forms of torture. There absolutely must be consequences for these violations. If there are not, courts will essentially be saying anything goes – even the most sadistic and brutal torture – if you are a private military contractor.