By Robert C. Koehler
Iraq vet Ross Caputi’s film opens with a fleeting synopsis of the American heartbreak — and the bandage we tape across it.
His documentary, Fear Not the Path of Truth, is about the U.S. devastation of Fallujah, in which he participated as part of Operation Phantom Fury in November 2004, but the first couple minutes give us an overview of his hometown, the “former industrial city” of Fitchburg, Mass.:
By Kevin Ryan
Last June, Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian revealed that Edward Snowden was the NSA insider behind “one of the most significant leaks in US political history.” Snowden explained his motivations through Greenwald by saying, “There are more important things than money…. harming people isn’t my goal. Transparency is.”
Such altruistic motivations were welcome news at the time but have come into question recently given that only a tiny fraction of the documents have been released nearly a year after Snowden started working with Greenwald. Perhaps more importantly, billionaire Pierre Omidyar is funding Greenwald’s slow release of those documents. It is worth noting that Omidyar’s Paypal Corporation has links to the NSA.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.
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By SPIEGEL Staff
The NSA’s TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency’s top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by those it is targeting.
By Sibel Edmonds
Podcast by Corbett Report
In this blockbuster no-holds-barred conversation, Sibel Edmonds, Guillermo Jimenez and James Corbett discuss Edmonds’ recent series of articles on Glenn Greenwald and his connection to billionaire Pierre Omidyar. We talk about the NSA/PayPal connection and Greenwald’s refusal to discuss this issue, and Edmonds reveals specific examples of publicly documented cases that Greenwald has been covering up for years: LISTEN HERE: http://www.corbettreport.com/mp4/bfpr02.mp4
Sibel’s Checkbook Journalism article:
The NSA Whistleblowing Case: Something is Awfully Rotten in the State of …?
Imagine a major government whistleblower who leaks his evidence and obtained documents to the highest bidders in the mainstream media and mega corporations. Does that sound awful, disgraceful and despicable? Okay. Now, imagine a pseudo journalist who obtains over 50,000 documents from a government whistleblower, and then takes some of this information and puts it out for bid, reserves a certain portion for a lucrative book deal, and saves the rest for a mega corporation that has a record of screwing whistleblowers. How does that sound? This is what I mean by the title of this commentary: Checkbook Journalism & Leaking to the Highest Bidders
Posted in 4th Estate, Military, MSM Shills, Privacy, Psy-Ops, Whistleblowers
Tagged Booz Allen Hamilton, ebay, greed, greenwald, leak ethics, NSA, paypal, Pierre Omidyar, snowden, the guardian, wikileaks
By Susan Lindauer
Dec 14, 2013 Show at http://truthfrequencyradio.com/the-covert-report-w-susan-lindauer-31912/
In the vanguard fight for internet freedom, a few names stand out– Jeremy Hammond, Wikileaks and Barrett Brown, now fighting criminal prosecution in a government psy op where black hats are white, and hackivists are demonized.
Today’s guest, Vivien Weisman was the first journalist permitted to interview Jeremy Hammond at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan prior to his 10 year sentence for his famous Stratfor hack that captured 5.2 million emails from this shadowy private intelligence contractor and its clients.
By Susan Lindauer
Dec 13, 2013 Show at http://truthfrequencyradio.com/the-covert-report-w-susan-lindauer-31822/
There’s blood in the water of Israeli relations with Washington. Have Americans had enough? Jim Dean, Managing Editor of Veterans Today shows why Israel is the top security threat facing the United States today.
By Seymour M. Hersh
London Review of Books
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack.
By Michael Collins
The people of the United States were subject to a deliberate deception by the Obama administration concerning the use of chemical weapons in Damascus, Syria on August 21 according to leading investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh. No stranger to big stories, Hersh has a successful track record of books and articles based on sources deep in the United States intelligence community.
By Robert C. Koehler
’Tis the season to feel rage and heartache about the economy.
I feel hope as well, praise the Lord, thanks to Pope Francis and the alley behind my house, where nothing of value goes to waste.
I’m the kind of person who can’t throw anything away, but sometimes I have to anyway — an old microwave, a sewing machine that hasn’t been used in 20 years, a threadbare easy chair, tangled computer wires and other excruciating miscellany — and when I do, it’s usually gone within a day, if not an hour. When I can no longer find value in what I possess, others see it as a gift from the universe.
By Alex Dunham
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas surprised CNN viewers when he criticized US President Barack Obama and suggested Europe and the US should apply the same economic policies as Venezuela’s late president Hugo Chávez.
During his talk with Spanish journalist Ana Pastor, Banderas was asked several questions about the current financial crisis and possible solutions to it.
The Malaga-born star pointed the finger of blame at “the markets, the lobbies, the big corporations” and suggested they didn’t have to take responsibility when countries and governments had problems.
“We’re not being governed by the people we voted for,” he told Pastor.
Nov. 23 UPDATE: Added a 10/2012 report from California:
KPTV Portland, Oregon
Nov. 20, 2013 Something in the sky Wednesday morning had people in the Portland metro area looking up and asking, “What is that?”
The Fox 12 newsroom received several photos of objects passing through the sky above Oregon shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.
One FOX 12 viewer wrote she noticed “a strange line in the sky” in Beaverton.
By a Jewish American
While we tend to shy away from what is disturbing, awareness through the following articles could be protective. The sources are primarily Jewish and the information can be checked.
False flags were used against the leaders of the Jewish community to terrify people so much, whole communities fled a country they loved. http://rehmat1.com/2013/11/13/why-jews-left-morocco/
But it gets worse. On arriving in Israel, the Morocco children and those of other North African Jews, were exposed to massive doses of radiation. https://ladinopresiozo.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/unicefs-role-in-sterilizing-and-killing-sephardic-children/
By A Private Citizen
Dear Jewish Community,
I am writing on a very serious issue, one that has been made almost taboo – the necessity of civilian ownership of weapons, a right protected by our Constitution.
To support this is almost taboo among liberal Jews. But in knowing this tabooed subject is central to what happened to us in Germany, we can see how Jewish Senators just betrayed us and our country.
They all broke their sworn oath to the Constitution.
Intro by Lloyd Brookes
An excellent, in-depth analysis of The Beatles’ work by the classical composer Howard Goodall.
By Will House
Salem News, May 2013
In order for the government to send drones against people they wish to spy on or to attack, they must have GPS-coordinates. Are the people of Boston aware that Lockheed Martin collected their census data?
President Obama authorized the use of drones domestically when he signed FAA Reauthorization Act. They can now be used domestically for a wide range of functions, both public and private, governmental and corporate. And quite definitely against “domestic terrorists.”
By Michael Collins
Deliver them from their rescuers …
Haiti and Syria are victims of their rescuers. The two nations are now sites of major disease outbreaks. Cholera in Haiti and polio in Syria didn’t just happen. Through negligence, those who claim to rescue the people imported the disease entities and fostered the conditions for wider outbreaks.
680,000 cases of cholera in Haiti since UN rescue mission
Posted in Obama and Company, War and Peace
Tagged ban ki moon, cholera, depopulation, eugenics, Haiti, polio, rescue, syria, United Nations, world health organization
She’s at it again, one of my favorite alternative media researchers…