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The "War on Terror" in Yemen and Beyond: Legal and Ethical Implications - YouTube
USA is at war in Yemen. Is a humanitarian catastrophe. Yet another civil war in Middle East. As in Syria/Irak. And Afghanistan. Under radar screen of international community. United Nations. [bc Saudis own middle east hegemony aspirations! ... oil dollars!/petro dollars are their insurance!] [ France UK USA sell arms to SA ] Drone strikes (civilian casualties and mistaken targets) create anti-american sentiment. Saudi Arabia opposed Iran agreement deeply! Is this all "obscure." Or is it all absurd (as is life, see psychology on existentialism). Creating oh, dear (oh dearism (see Adam Curtis, throwing hands over head giving up to understand followed by covering ones eyes, ears, mouth). Bc it is easier in a selfish world where collectivism and activism has been buried under trillons of selfies and handbags for one season. [...] Another Proxy War, as in Syria (ie Iran backed Houthis, little bit overstated! but there).
Yemen  Saudi  Arabia  Military–industrial  complex  Pentagon  Syria  ISIS  Al-Qaeda  Houthi  UK  Human  Rights  humanity  Hegemony  Russia  Israel  Iran  Turkey  China  Germany  Drone  Warfare  CIA  War  on  Terror  Arms  Trade 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Redaction error reveals FBI did target Lavabit to spy on Edward Snowden
A redaction oversight by the US government has finally confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s targeting of secure email service Lavabit was used specifically to spy on Edward Snowden.

Ladar Levison, creator of the email service, which was founded on a basis of private communications secured by encryption and had 410,000 users, was served a sealed order in 2013 forcing him to aid the FBI in its surveillance of Snowden.

Levison was ordered to install a surveillance package on his company’s servers and later to turn over Lavabit’s encryption keys so that it would give the FBI the ability to read the most secure messages that the company offered. He was also ordered not to disclose the fact to third-parties.
Lavabit  encryption  FBI  Whistleblower  Pentagon  CIA  NSA  Edward  Snowden  Wikileaks  Bradley  Manning  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  state  Orwellian  Patriot  Act  FISA  Court  Secret  Court 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: Nothing to see here: Eric Schmidt is taking a second job, as an advisor to the Pentagon
&! reut.rs/1RocqJx &! bit.ly/1oUCSDE &! bit.ly/24D8oH6 //&! bit.ly/1oUD8Ct - Netzpolitik //&! US defense chief tells Silicon Valley: 'encryption is essential' Ashton Carter has been courting tech firms in San Francisco, trying to heal the rift between the Pentagon and the industry in the ongoing Apple and FBI clash - bit.ly/1T9a3QB //&! Google's Jigsaw project has new ideas, but an old imperial mindset. Human development is too important, too complex, and too culturally diverse to be left to profit-driven companies acting in their own interests - bit.ly/1QXtPhV
Google  Inc.  ericschmidt  Eric  Schmitdt  revolving  door  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Pentagon  NSA  GCHQ  UK  USA  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  military–industrial  Silicon  Valley  counter  culture 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
UK to send five ships to Baltic as part of Nato buildup against Russia | Politics | The Guardian
Britain will also contribute troops to a new 6,000-strong force that is intended to act as a deterrent [...] After years of steady military withdrawal from Europe since the end of the cold war, the US last week announced a quadrupling of military spending to $3.4bn (£2.35bn) to increase its presence in Europe as a counter to Russia. The UK contribution, though modest by comparison, is still significant given the extent to which the navy has been reduced after years of cutbacks.
NATO  Baltic  States  Russia  USA  UK  sanctions  military–industrial  complex  Surveillance-Industrial  cyber  war  NSA  Pentagon  GCHQ  Crimea  Crisis  Ukraine  Ukrain  East  Europe  Syrien  Syria  civil  war  Assad  geopolitics  Germany  France 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
The Pentagon has fired the first shot in a new arms race | Mary Dejevsky | Opinion | The Guardian
In a speech in Washington last week, previewing his announcement, Ash Carter said he would ask for spending on US military forces in Europe to be quadrupled in the light of “Russian aggression”. The allocation for combating Islamic State, in contrast, is to be increased by 50%. The message is unambiguous: as viewed from the Pentagon, the threat from Russia has become more alarming, suddenly, even than the menace that is Isis. [...] In the last months of his presidency, this detachment is ending. The additional funds for Europe’s defence are earmarked for new bases and weapons stores in Poland and the Baltic states. There will be more training for local Nato troops, more state-of-the-art hardware and more manoeuvres. [ ... + MH17 downing w Russian ground to air defense missile ]
USA  military–industrial  complex  Russia  Hegemony  NATO  Ukraine  Ukrain  Crimea  Crisis  China  geopolitics  Syrien  Syria  ISIS  Assad  presidency  barackobama  Pentagon  NSA  GCHQ  UK  Germany  Europe  Surveillance-Industrial  surveillance  state  propaganda  Polarisation  manufactured  consent  corporate  media  populism  War  fearmongering  Fear  Cold  War  Baltic  States  East  Europe  MH17  collateral  damage 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Can we really trust judges to protect reporters' confidential sources? | Media | The Guardian
Journalists won’t even be safe to talk email whistleblowers from a coffee shop [...] In stressing that the powers would not be used for mass surveillance, May said the onus would be on the home office to show necessity and proportionality. And who would decide whether that was justified? Judicial commissioners, she said. They would operate a “double-lock” authorisation process on intercept and bulk interception warrants in order to prevent intrusive snooping. [ old boys club with career interests? titles, pensions? ] But will this judicial oversight provide enough protection? That’s the key worry for journalists who now know that there is nowhere for them to conceal their communications with confidential sources. [...] We already know from instances of the police use of the regulation of investigatory powers act (Ripa) //&! Police spying row officers decline Holyrood invitation - http://bbc.in/1RSXQxl
Snoopers  Charter  Theresa  May  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  surveillance  state  Orwellian  free  press  Pressefreiheit  freedom  of  press  investigative  journalism  journalismus  journalism  Whistleblower  accounting  accountability  Career  Politicians  UK  USA  NSA  GCHQ  corporate  scandal  political  scandal  of  Information  Act  FOI  democracy  transparency  oversight  encryption  backdoors  backdoor  Westminster  War  on  Terror  organised  crime  War  on  Drugs  MI6  CIA  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  Edward  Snowden  Julian  Assange  Wikileaks  cablegate  Chelsea  Manning  Pentagon  Police 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Obama Says It's "Insurmountable" To Monitor Private Social Media Messages Of Potential Attackers - BuzzFeed News
President Obama answers questions on detecting terror plots through monitoring of communications & social media - “We have to recognize that no government has the capacity to detect every post on social media.”
presidency  barackobama  military–industrial  complex  Surveillance-Industrial  surveillance  state  War  on  Terror  CISA  Paris  France  radicalization  Snoopers  Charter  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  radicalisation  islamic  radicalism  islamic  extremism  ISIS  UK  USA  Germany  Vorratsdatenspeicherung  Dataretention  bulk  data  collection  Patriot  Act  activists  activism  Pentagon  NSA  GCHQ  BND  Edward  Snowden  Wikileaks  Julian  Assange  FISA  Court  FISAAA  Secret  Courts 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Congress OKs year-end budget deal, sends to Obama
$680 billion tax package extending dozens of breaks touching all sectors of the economy, making several of them permanent & tossing the entire cost onto the deficit. [pork barrels] [...] But they boasted of using their leverage, veto threats from Obama & the GOP's craving for the oil export ban to extract numerous concessions from Republicans, including five-year extensions of solar and wind tax credits, a top goal for Reid. And they blocked numerous policy "riders" Republicans sought on the environment and other issues. "They wanted big oil so much that they gave away the store," Pelosi gloated [...] The bill extends more than 50 expiring tax cuts, with more than 20 becoming permanent, including credits for companies' expenditures for research and equipment purchases, and reductions for lower-earning families and households with children and college students. Ryan cited the lifting of the oil export ban, the large increase for the Pentagon & curbs on the activities of EPA & IRS
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
MONITOR vom 03.12.2015 - Monitor - ARD | Das Erste
[ Der Heuhaufen wird immer groesser. Aber wir brauchen die informationen ueber die Nadeln und die Operativen Kapazitaeten. ] Die Terroristen von Paris: Alles unter den Augen der Behörden? Der Drahtzieher der Paris-Attentate konnte sich monatelang vor den Anschlägen erstaunlich frei innerhalb Europas bewegen, seine radikalen Ansichten waren den Behörden zum großen Teil bekannt. Trotzdem griff niemand ein. Drei Wochen nach den Anschlägen verdichtet sich der Eindruck eines Versagens der Sicherheitsbehörden, an dem auch verschärfte Überwachungsgesetze nichts geändert hätten. //&! Bonn-Tannenbusch – das deutsche Molenbeek? - bit.ly/1lf3bmJ - [ Easy radicalisation is Symptom ]
War  on  Terror  France  surveillance  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  state  Orwellian  European  Union  Intelligence  Agency  prevention  intervention  radicalization  radicalisation  Banlieue  Paris  ISIS  BND  NSA  GCHQ  Pentagon  MI6  MI5  UK  Sozialpolitik  Integrationspolitik  youth  unemployment  Schengen  Agreement  Molenbeek  Big  Data  Edward  Snowden  Interpol  Dataretention  bulk  collection  Vorratsdatenspeicherung  Snoopers  Charter  Meta  Data  Perspective  Perspektivlosigkeit  deprivation  multiculturalism  social  discrimination  racism  Islamophobia  prejudice  poverty  poverty  trap  migration  immigration  immigrants  Salafisten  jihadist  domestic  affairs  Xenophobia 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
U.S. and China Seek Arms Deal for Cyberspace - The New York Times
In the last year there have been devastating Chinese hacks of American computer systems, and the U.S. government has floated the idea of sanctioning China in response. Here's the apparent response: A noticeable downtick in significant hacks of American networks, and news that the U.S. and China are working on a cybersecurity arms deal, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Thursday arrival in America. The proposed agreement would supposedly prevent either nation from attacking the other's "critical infrastructure" during peacetime.
cyber  war  cyber  attack  military–industrial  complex  military  intervention  Surveillance-Industrial  surveillance  state  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  Five  Eyes  GCHQ  UK  USA  BRIC  China  Russia  Israel  Intelligence  Agency  Foreign  Intelligence  BND  cyber  espionage  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  Europe  affairs  policy  relations  Pentagon  CIA  NSA 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Pigs to peerages: Lord Ashcroft’s act of revenge shows British politics at its venal worst | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | The Guardian
Cameron’s use of the House of Lords to reward aides, cronies and donors might leave even Tony Blair astonished. Why not just sell off titles to fund political parties? [ ie also Michelle Mone, supporter of the No Campaign, got peerage and job at DWP as start-up czar; getting unemployed people to start businesses (self-employment). ] //&! Billionaire Tory donor alleges Cameron conspired to mislead public before 2010 election over knowledge of Ashcroft’s non-dom status - bit.ly/1KrdcET - accepting donations from tax avoiders/evaders is best practise nowadays. //&! So Cameron was young and reckless. Lucky he wasn’t young, reckless and poor - bit.ly/1Oqc8Fg //&! How do you deal with a story like #piggate? A spin doctor’s view - bit.ly/1QvIiNl //&! Live Feed Day 2 - bit.ly/1Ktcyqq - "White House [thinks] it had been “fucked over” on both Libya & Syria." Cameron not getting the votes for full military intervention. [...] Gaddafi’s weapons moved south, arming Boko Haram [in Nigeria].
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Remembering 9/11: The Wolf In 'Patriot Act' Sheep's Clothing | Zero Hedge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=47&v=lA9KaeyFEMc - the hay stack we had pre-9/11 was big enough, they had the information points/red dots regarding coming attacks - but they were not able to act on them. filter them out, screen them, forward them to appropriate actors. // // gov overreach, ineffectiveness, waste, ... // also tax dollar waste. budget is blacked out. no info how big, on what spend, contractors (profiteering), ...
Patriot  Act  Edward  Snowden  9/11  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  state  military–industrial  Orwellian  Pentagon  NSA  GCHQ  Five  Eyes  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  Boston  Marathon  Bombing  FISA  Court  FISAAA 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Readers Don’t Get the True Story — The Information
The costs of off-the-record reporting are increasingly greater than the benefits, as the culture of talking without attribution gives companies too much control. // lots of companies use this practice / PR ... for what? have good relationships, tend the relationships with reporters/journalists? Give them a sense of being in THEIR circle? From outsiders view it looks like 'patting on the head like a child?' // Sarah Lacy once talks about it that there must be more stuff than Techopus. But the cheerleaders within the bubble of success, fame, notoriety and money ... WILL not look, dig, investigate ... because they are hired as cheerleaders (pageviews business model)
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: Sec. of Defense to Silicon Valley: “There is no limit to what we can achieve together"
Ash Carter announces a new public-private project and delivers a recruitment pitch. [...] a hawkish focus on his goal: to develop stronger private partnerships in Silicon Valley. // [ defence contractor ] // &! Andreessen: Pentagon Wants to Work With Silicon Startups - youtu.be/PTBV4rowPsg &! youtu.be/_lQWIFi0D4k "nation state wars" &! // &! IT Security needs time in stealth before production ready - youtu.be/VY6TUw3J9FY // &! The Takeaway - youtu.be/HlDfMi9Uzqc - attracting talent & repair relations post-Edward Snowden & 'state-subsidies' for Valley firms (defence/defense contracts) // &! youtu.be/C_qeUCU7N1o - rebuilding bridge between SV and Pentagon // youtube.com/watch?v=0dZs9wzQsZI
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Alternatives Management: Vertrauen als Ressource für Unternehmen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Oft werben diejenigen am meisten darum, die unter Vertrauensverlust leiden. Denn tatsachlich sinkt das Vertrauen in die Wirtschaft und das Misstrauen steigt. Das ist das Ergebnis nahezu aller Studien zum Thema Verbrauchervertrauen // &! bit.ly/1Vd5jYF - Twitter just made it more difficult to hold politicians accountable // Same with the Conservative Party deleting all their speeches and documents after they won majority in election and partnered up with libdems - bit.ly/1c7hHG6 &! bit.ly/1Epl5va // Auch Geld funktioniert nur dank Vertrauen [...] Der Systemtheoretiker Niklas Luhmann beschrieb Vertrauen daher auch als "Mechanismus zur Reduktion sozialer Komplexität". Ständiges Misstrauen dagegen mache unser Zusammenleben deutlich schwieriger, sagt Martin Schweer. [...] Schnell zeigte sich: Hatte der eine das Geschäft fair und zum gegenseitigen Vorteil abgewickelt, erhöhte der andere in der nächsten Runde seinen Einsatz. // &! bit.ly/1ILzkZU - Does honesty matter ...
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
11. September: Bush-Regierung dachte an Atomschlag - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die US-Administration um Präsident George W. Bush zog nach den Attacken auf das World Trade Center in New York und das Pentagon in Washington am 11. September 2001 offenbar auch einen Atomschlag gegen Afghanistan in Betracht. Das sagte der ehemalige außenpolitische Berater von Kanzler Gerhard Schröder, Michael Steiner, der in einem SPIEGEL-Gespräch erstmals von seinen geheimen Unterredungen mit der US-Regierung berichtete. (Lesen Sie das ganze Gespräch im neuen SPIEGEL.) "Die Papiere waren geschrieben", sagte Steiner auf die Frage, ob die USA auch an den Einsatz von Nuklearwaffen dachten, und fügte hinzu: "Sie hatten wirklich alle Möglichkeiten durchgespielt." Schröder und ihn habe nach den Terrorattacken die Sorge umgetrieben, die USA würden "im ersten Schock überreagieren", zumal sich die ganze Administration "regelrecht eingebunkert" habe.
9/11  Dick  Cheney  gwbush  georgewbush  USA  War  on  Terror  Pentagon 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Foreign Affairs Expert Leslie Gelb: Masters in Business (Audio) by Bloomberg View | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Leslie Gelb, wrote Pentagon Papers. Which Ellsberg leaked (Whistleblower) - bit.ly/1Lgsq2D // Back in the days, national interests and force was expressed in war and seldomly in economic embargos (Napoleon tried that against British Empire) and there were economic skirmishes (oil/diesel, rubber) in the run-up to WW2 and the first couple of months before USA officially entered WW2. TODAY! National interests are only expressed in economic terms with trade embargoes, tariffs, trade deals and protectionism. Only little military skirmishes here and there and when, the nation tries to hide them from the publics eye (through rouge nations for hire army/special forces, a nations secret services supplying the underground arms trade that doesn't show up on its balance sheet or one of their nations manufacturers. West excluded Russia from recent G8 summit in Munich and made it G7. Russia/Europe/USA playing game of chicken of economic escalation. Or using corporate actors & new cyber war!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Einreise in USA: So sollten Sie sich am Flughafen verhalten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Schneider ist nicht die Einzige, die draußen bleiben musste. Mehr als 700 Deutsche sind wie sie im Jahr 2013 an der Grenze zur USA abgewiesen worden - also Hunderte, aber für die US-Botschaft in Berlin "eine unbedeutende Anzahl", wie ihr Pressesprecher mitteilte. Immerhin seien 2,7 Millionen Bundesbürger in dem Jahr in die USA gereist. [...] Wenn die Grenzbeamten erst einmal einen Verdacht hätten, "sind sie schwer umzustimmen", sagt Rechtsanwalt Thomas Schwab von der Kanzlei Winheller in Frankfurt. Er unterstützt seit Jahren Mandanten bei der Beantragung für USA-Visa. [...] Bei den abgewiesenen Reisenden vermuteten die Beamten oft Terrorgefahr oder die Absicht, ohne entsprechendes Visum zu arbeiten oder einzuwandern. // https://www.google.co.uk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=0uvLVc-IHa-A7QbMxrf4DA#q=site:firstlook.org+%2B+no+fly+list // &! GOVERNMENT MAY NOW TELL YOU WHY YOU'RE ON "NO FLY" LIST, BUT NOT ALWAYS - bit.ly/1FO9VKO // &! bit.ly/1hyWauO - illegal immigration in USA. / undocumented / alien
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
U.K. ‘Emergency’ Surveillance Law Ruled Unlawful By High Court | TechCrunch
In a high profile win for civil liberties in the U.K., surveillance legislation rushed through the national parliament in a matter of days last year has today been declared unlawful under European Human Rights law. Two MPs, Tom Watson (Labour) and David Davis (Conservative), along with civil rights campaign group Liberty, took the government to the High Court last month, challenging the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) on privacy and data protection grounds. Today the High Court agreed with their challenge. [...] the European Court of Justice ruling that had, months earlier, struck down EU data retention powers as disproportionate. [...] [abuse] The court also ruled section 2 unlawful because it does not build in limits to accessing this data by requiring access be authorized by a court or independent body. // Part of Tories 2015 manifesto; Scrap the Human Rights Act, and introduce a British Bill of Rights - bbc.in/1JJI1U4
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Totale Kontrolle (ARTE Doku) - YouTube
"angriff auf das privatleben." // false feeling of safety. true criminals (not opportunists) are not fended off with personal surveillance installations. // Security is very wish wash and can not be easily defined. // False Flag organised crime, war on terror, ... to take step by step away some kind of remaining privacy and freedom. // NSA & Co sell their programs as reasonable and efficient (able to prevent X). No transparency. No accountability. // automatic verdaechdig // Chris Hedges & Noam Chomsky - Corporate State //
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
DECLINE of EMPIRES: The Signs of Decay - YouTube
Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic , talks about the similarities in the decline of the Roman and Soviet empires and the signs that the U.S. empire is exhibiting the same symptoms: overextension, corruption and the inability to reform [ in face of global change and internal ideology.] - min 15 + fiscal overstretch that does not serve people (economic multiplier, ie NSA, military bases, personnel, and long-term obligations ie pension and benefits) ... and unable to change bc of ideology married with identity (the American Dream is still alive and this country is fair and meritocratic) as well unable to keep up with global economic competition as a whole (take out Silicon Valley). & unable to smell crony capitalism (no shared economic interest), corruption and bribery when its showing up (ie TTIP, NAFTA and co.) &! Politics & Big Business communication run by PR & Spin Doctors (see also corporations = people).
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
“The biggest company you’ve never heard of” acquired by major military contractor you’ve heard of | PandoDaily
“Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing” // This merely scratches the surface of one of the biggest Silicon Valley firms you’ve never heard of. And it serves as a reminder that Silicon Valley is a pure creation of the US government military-intelligence complex, a relationship that today’s tech heroes would rather we all forgot—a relationship embedded in Santa Clara County’s genetic coding, no matter how well those secrets are kept. // http://pando.com/2014/03/29/google-apparently-scrubs-military-contractor-partner-listing-after-pando-report
book  surveillance  state  Orwellian  NSA  Pentagon  USA  Wall  Street  for-profit  budget  deficit  presidency  barackobama  Patriot  Act  FISA  Court  FISAAA  CIA  FBI  intelligence  contractor  contractor  Agency  military-intelligence  military–industrial  complex  DARPA  Silicon  Valley  outsourcing  Palantir 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Obama sends Congress draft war authorization that says Islamic State ‘poses grave threat’ - The Washington Post
and here comes another military intervention, ... and another, and another, ... // via http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/2vj9g9/obama_sends_congress_draft_war_authorization_that/ &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31425384 "Mr Obama said this did not signal an "endless war"." [He wouldn't mention it if it weren't.] He said he was "convinced that the United States should not get dragged back into another prolonged ground war in the Middle East" but said fighting IS would take "some time". [ should we count the days till X plants a false flag item that puts Congress behind Obama? ]
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
US-Verteidigungsminister Hagel: Präsident Obama sucht Nachfolger - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Das Hauptproblem der beiden Freunde: Uneinigkeiten in Fragen der Syrien-Strategie. So hatte Obama die Terrormilizen des "Islamischen Staates" (IS) Anfang des Jahres noch als Anfängertruppe verspottet, im Sommer dann wurde er von deren Vormarsch überrascht. Das war der Zeitpunkt, als Hagel erklärte, der IS stelle eine "unmittelbare Bedrohung" von US-Interessen dar: "Das geht über alles hinaus, was wir bisher gesehen haben." Der Präsident war düpiert. Im Weißen Haus spotteten sie schon vorher über Hagels "gift of gaffe", sein Talent zum verbalen Ausrutscher. Stets verteidigte Hagel Obamas Direktive, dass US-Kampftruppen im Irak oder in Syrien ausgeschlossen sind. Gleichzeitig aber sagte er, niemand habe "die Illusion, dass Luftschläge allein den IS zerstören könnten". Irgendjemand, so die Botschaft, muss irgendwann Bodentruppen schicken. Nur wer?
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
The American fear-mongering machine is about to scare us back into war again | Trevor Timm | Comment is free | theguardian.com
[ Intelligence Agencies missed the rise of the splinter group (ISIS) of al-Qaida !!?? as local threat to security & stability? ] The American fear-mongering machine is about to scare us back into war again Thanks to a say-anything media, hawkish politicians and an Orwellian administration, a war-weary public is terrified. Are there any red lines anymore – or just launch buttons?
ISIS  USA  presidency  barackobama  Pentagon  NSA  CIA  Intelligence  Agency  World  Police  ISIL  al-Qaida  military–industrial  complex  military  intervention  Iraq  Syria  Middle  East  Arab  League  Turkey 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Bill Moyers - Following Barack Obama's 60 Minutes interview last...
Following Barack Obama's 60 Minutes interview last night, Middle East expert Juan Cole writes that the president showed "insufficient appreciation for the true nature of the generational crisis," which he says "helps explain why ISIL surprised him and his intelligence officials." // go back in time, ~3 months after emergence of ISIS in national media first time, Pentagon officials say ISIS is no threat to national security.
ISIS  ISIL  Islamic  State  USA  presidency  barackobama  Intelligence  Agency  NSA  CIA  Pentagon  War  on  Terror  accountability 
september 2014 by asterisk2a

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