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Saudi Arabia Threatens To Liquidate Its Treasury Holdings If Congress Probes Its Role In Sept 11 Attacks
[...] But the threat is another sign of the escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and the United States. [...] "Obama has been lobbying so intently against the bill that some lawmakers and families of Sept. 11 victims are infuriated. In their view, the Obama administration has consistently sided with the kingdom and has thwarted their efforts to learn what they believe to be the truth about the role some Saudi officials played in the terrorist plot." //&!
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Koch Brothers Declare War On Electric Cars - YouTube
introduce a carbon tax, rather than cherry picking! // who is also invested in their "ventures"? Arabs! See also Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary by Michael Moore. //&! Koch Bros Behind Solar Power Fines - --- ALEC lobby group. //&! Koch Bros Slammed By Billionaire T. Boone Pickens - //&! Koch Brothers Caught On Tape - Obama & Osama Compared - //&! Koch Brothers Destroyed By Bloomberg Report - //&! Letters Expose Agenda Of Billionaire Koch Brothers - //&! Koch Bros Tried To Shut Up Maddow, Bad Idea - //&! Zach Galifianakis Slams Koch Brothers - //&! Koch Brothers EXPOSED: 2014 (ft. Bernie Sanders) - //&!
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Paris attacks | World news | The Guardian - Western interventions have an unhappy recent record. The world as a whole must unite against a force that makes an enemy of everyone else //&! - - Banlieue; allowing urban ghettoes to spring up in suburbs across the country, many home to unemployed & disaffected young immigrant men, she said. “This creates frustration,” she said. //&! - Current Profile. Intelligence Agency had files on most of them, being radicalised, not integrated to society. Surveillance state/data collection does not prevent attack/crime! &! &! //&! Hollande giving war speech (against jihadi terrorism) to secure political survival - - France’s escalating problem of homegrown terrorism [...] ills of society //&! Followed by raid on everyone they have on file - - reactionary. this is not prevention/intervention. &! UK beefing things up. &! one might be from Syria -
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
How The Socialist Surge is Growing - YouTube
via Robert Reich - According to a New York Times investigation reported this morning, just 358 families and the businesses they control have contributed over half the money to the 2016 presidential election so far – mostly to Republicans who have pledged to pare regulations; cut taxes on income, capital gains and inheritances; and shrink Social Security and Medicare. On the other hand, two-thirds of Americans support higher taxes on those earning $1 million or more a year, according to a June New York Times/CBS News poll, and six in 10 favor more government intervention to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor. And according to the Pew Research Center, nearly seven in 10 favor preserving Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are. To an extent we haven’t seen since the Gilded Age of the 1890s, the upcoming election is between a tiny group of super-rich and the rest of us. We must do everything possible to reclaim our democracy.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
So Wrong for So Long | Foreign Policy
[T]heir earlier support for the Iraq War and their opposition to the Iran deal stem from the basic neoconservative worldview that informs their entire approach to foreign policy. [...] To be more specific, the problem isn’t that these people just happened to be embarrassingly wrong about Iraq. After all, plenty of other people were equally misguided back then, including many people who now support the deal today. Nor is the problem the neocons’ stubborn and morally dubious refusal to admit they were wrong and take responsibility for the lives and money they squandered. No, the real problem is that the neoconservative worldview — one that still informs the thinking of many of the groups and individuals who are most vocal in opposing the Iran deal — is fundamentally flawed. [...] they think weaker states are easy to bully and never stand up to powerful adversaries. ...
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september 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.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
US torture doctors could face charges after report alleges post-9/11 'collusion' | Law | The Guardian
The largest association of psychologists in the United States is on the brink of a crisis, the Guardian has learned, after an independent review revealed that medical professionals lied and covered up their extensive involvement in post-9/11 torture. The revelation, puncturing years of denials, creates the potential for leadership firings, loss of licenses and even prosecutions. For more than a decade, the American Psychological Association (APA) has maintained that a strict code of ethics prohibits its more than 130,000 members to aid in the torture of detainees while simultaneously permitting involvement in military and intelligence interrogations.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Sauerland-Zelle: Mutmaßlicher CIA-Mann war "der Chef" - Panorama | STERN.DE
Die Hintergründe der "Sauerland-Gruppe", die 2007 Terroranschläge in Deutschland geplant haben soll, werden immer mysteriöser: Ein mutmaßlicher Kontaktmann des US-Geheimdienstes CIA spielte bei der Attentatsvorbereitung eine größere Rolle als bislang bekannt. Von Rainer Nübel // history doesn't repeat, it rhymes ---
False  Flag  CIA  NSA  Five  Eyes  War  on  Terror  BND  surveillance  state  Orwellian  Double  Agent  presidency  barackobama  USA  gwbush  georgewbush  history  World  Police  Middle  East  9/11  WMD  Foreign  Intelligence  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  cyber  espionage  geopolitics  Super  Power  affairs  policy 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Lapdogs, redux: How the press tried to discredit Seymour Hersh’s bombshell reporting on CIA domestic spying | PandoDaily
According to Hersh’s account, OBL was given up by one of his Pakistani ISI prison wardens—our Pakistaini allies had been holding him captive since 2006, with backing from our Saudi allies, to use for leverage. Hersh’s account calls into question a lot of things, starting with the justification for the massive, expensive, and brutal US GWOT military-intelligence web, which apparently had zilch to do with taking out the most wanted terrorist in the world. All it took, says Hersh, was one sleazy Pakistani ISI turncoat walking into a CIA storefront in Islamabad, handing them the address to Bin Laden’s location, and picking up his $25 million bounty check. About as hi-tech as an episode of Gunsmoke.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
“America Frightens Us”: Europeans are Waking Up. The US is No Longer an Ally of the European Union? | Global Research
According to the law, if it should ever happen that American citizens are brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and accused at The Hague, Washington would exercise the preemptive right to invade the country in order to prevent prosecution. Remember that Malaysia’s government had permitted a tribunal in 2011, whose judges in the tradition of British court proceedings condemned both George W. Bush and Tony Blair as war criminals. /// +++
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Irak: Kann Obama mit Luftangriffen gegen IS-Terroristen vorgehen? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Auch Iraks Premier Nuri al-Maliki hatte in den vergangenen Wochen in Washington um Unterstützung ersucht, diesen Wunsch betonte Obama, als er das Eingreifen der USA verkündete. // +++ Minderheiten werden verfolgt, ganze Völker bedroht: Die Lage im Irak ist katastrophaler denn je. Die USA stehen in der Pflicht. Doch was Obama jetzt macht, ist zu zögerlich. [...] Der Irak ist weder souverän noch stabil noch selbstständig. Mission not accomplished. // +++ & RAF planes to drop food aid in Iraq
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Op-Ed Columnist - The Technocracy Boom -
a progressive era, based on the faith in government experts and their ability to use social science analysis to manage complex systems.

This progressive era is being promulgated without much popular support. It’s being led by a large class of educated professionals, who have been trained to do technocratic analysis, who believe that more analysis and rule-writing is the solution to social breakdowns, and who have constructed ever-expanding networks of offices, schools and contracts.

Already this effort is generating a fierce, almost culture-war-style backlash. It is generating a backlash among people who do not have faith in Washington, who do not have faith that trained experts have superior abilities to organize society, who do not believe national rules can successfully contend with the intricacies of local contexts and cultures.
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july 2010 by asterisk2a
Blitzbesuch in Afghanistan: Obama fordert von Karzai Kampf gegen Korruption - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Politik
Es ist seine zweite Reise nach Afghanistan, als Präsidentschaftskandidat und US-Senator war er mit einer offiziellen Kongress-Delegation 2008 in dem Land. Sein Amtsvorgänger George W. Bush hatte Afghanistan nie besucht.
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march 2010 by asterisk2a
Goodbye To All That : The New Yorker
“Every administration contains its share of cynical political operators—without them, even the best man has no chance of achieving high office. But this administration seems to have nothing but cynical political operators, who use national tragedy for political gain, don’t even try to come to grips with real problems, and figure that someone else will clean up the mess they leave behind.”

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february 2010 by asterisk2a

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