Corrupt U.S. Regime Wants to Charge Julian Assange with “Espionage”

The criminal U.S. government has gotten its U.K. puppet judge to approve of extraditing Julian Assange so Assange can be charged and tried for “espionage” even though he did no actual spying and didn’t act on behalf of any foreign government entity, only on behalf of the people who have a right to know the truth about their rulers, and even though he was never a citizen of the United State.

Assange’s “crime” was that of his WikiLeaks publishing many documents and videos which revealed U.S. and other Western governments’ war crimes especially in Afghanistan and Iraq. WikiLeaks also published DNC emails which showed how corrupt politicians and “journalists” are in D.C.

But plenty of publications also published the same material including evidence of war crimes, so the U.S. feds would have to go after them as well, to be consistent.

Meanwhile, actual criminals who happen to be employed by the regime get away with their crimes, especially as long as they are Democrats or support Democrats. For example, the DOJ and FBI apparatchiks who lied to FISA court judges to spy on Trump and his cohorts, and all the 2020 election night shenanigans and ballot stuffing and election stealing that went on.

And then we have this two-year scamdemic in which one government fascist bureaucrat after another gets away with unconstitutionally ordering business shut-downs sans due process, and ordering house arrest and stay-in orders against the people, as well as anti-health mask mandates and “vaccines” that are not vaccines.

Government criminals get away with their crimes, but the ones who reveal them get persecuted and jailed and worse.

In 2017, I wrote this regarding U.S. government apparatchiks persecution of Julain Assange:

And now, CIA director and former congresscritter Mike Pompeo criticizes Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, an organization previously praised by Trump, calling WikiLeaks a “non-State hostile intelligence service.” Seriously? And this crap coming from the director of a government “hostile intelligence service,” a.k.a. CIA.?

So Pompous Pompeo is threatening to disrupt WikiLeaks (and other whistleblowers and transparency-related organizations) in their use of “free speech values” in order to protect the criminality of the national security state bureaucracies, despite even Pompeo’s own previous praise of WikiLeaks in its exposing the Obama Administration’s corruption.

But without “free speech values,” whistleblowers and Freedom of Information Acts, we would not know about the Pentagon Papers. We would not know in 1971 that the military bureaucrats believed as early as 1967 that the war in Vietnam could not be won, and that Presidents Johnson and Nixon nevertheless continued to send tens of thousands of young Americans off to their deaths for no good reason. So thank God for Daniel Ellsberg.

Without “free speech values,” whistleblowers and freedom of Information Acts, we would not know that the real reason for post-9/11 torture was to concoct a false connection between Iraq and 9/11. We would not have seen the Iraq War logs. We would not see the Afghanistan War logs. So thank God for Bradley Manning, in my view.

And without “free speech values,” whistleblowers and freedom of Information Acts, we would not know about the Saudi regime’s support of the 9/11 terrorists. And we would not know about the Clinton Foundation’s collusions with the Saudis as well.

Now, I know that some people don’t like the reference to “sheeple” (because it sounds “derogatory”), but if you are an authoritarian sheeple, then you probably defend CIA, NSA, FBI, etc., regardless of the crimes their agents commit against innocents at home and abroad.

But this Mike Pompeo person calls WikiLeaks a “hostile intelligence service,” while that is exactly what his CIA is and has been for decades. For instance, in Operation Ajax the CIA in 1953 staged a coup in which the Iranian Prime Minister Mosaddegh was brought down and replaced by a U.S. government puppet, the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The CIA supported the Shah’s totalitarian police state known as SAVAK for 25 years, and this dictatorship is what led to the 1979 Iranian Revolution that included taking Americans hostage in Iran and an imposition of an Isalmic-based regime which has been in place ever since.

So really the tensions that exist now with Iran, and the paranoia of and hatred toward Iran on the part of policy makers in U.S. government would not be happening, in my view, were it not for the CIA’s criminal aggressions in Iran. The CIA and Shah of Iran’s totalitarianism are what led to the rise of Islamic extremism and that revolution. You see what government interventionism causes? So these U.S. government bureaucracies are like the dog chasing its tail, creating new problems and then in an attempt to solve the problems they cause they then create additional problems. Unfortunately, this is what neocons, interventionists, globalists, “American Exceptionalists,” support in their blind obedience to CIA and other bureaucrats.

And I wonder if Mike Pompeo even knows about Operation Northwoods and Operation Mongoose, schemes proposed by the CIA and military Joint Chiefs of Staff to stage various false flags such as hijacking or attacking a civilian airliner and attacking a U.S. ship in Cuban waters, as well as causing terror among the Miami area Cuban community and blaming it all on Cuba’s Castro. The false flag schemes of Operation Northwoods were proposed to President John F. Kennedy in 1962 which he rejected. But he did sign on to Operation Mongoose, which went forward. Here is an ABC News article about Northwoods. And that was all nearly 40 years before 9/11.

Many True Believers believe the Warren Commission’s conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman who assassinated John F. Kennedy. But there was definitely a motive for the CIA and fellow national security state goons to assassinate Kennedy with his promoting peace rather than war that they prefer to promote. See Charles Burris and Jacob Hornberger (and especially this from Hornberger) on that issue. View Kennedy’s 1963 Peace Speech at American University, just months before he was murdered.

And I wrote that in 2017. I can’t believe that it’s been 5 years now since that post. And still, the criminal U.S. government is going after the messenger. That is, the one who revealed to the world just how criminal and corrupt the regime in Washington really is.

The feds and goons and thugs of Washington constantly make a good case for decentralization and secession for the sake of restoring freedom to the society, that’s for sure.

FBI: “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity”?

The jury in the Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer trial has found two of the defendants not guilty, and were hung on the two other defendants. The Gateway Pundit writes:

The Governor Whitmer kidnapping case, which we now know was comprised of virtually all FBI agents and informants took another devastating hit in August. Michael Hills, an attorney for Brandon Caserta, one of the six defendants, produced text messages showing an FBI field agent telling an informant to lie, frame an innocent man and delete text messages.

This is why federal prosecutors are refusing to hand over text messages and laptops from FBI informants in the Whitmer kidnapping case. The FBI actually hatched the plot. paid for the plot, ran the plot, and set up the innocent men in their immoral scheme.

The FBI’s top informant behind the kidnapping scam was later arrested after he beat his wife following a swingers party…

So, it’s a clear case of entrapment. That’s when gubmint officials intentionally set up hapless patsies to engage in or plot to engage in illicit or criminal activities. Which the hapless patsies never actually did. Gov. Wretchen Witless was never kidnapped.

In my view, the ones who concocted, planned and plotted this case, the FBI, and who intentionally entrapped hapless patsies, the FBI, are the ones who should be put on trial. What they did was criminal, in my view. Their sentences should be the same exact sentences that the acquitted alleged plotters would have been sentenced to had they been found guilty. I think one of the sentences was to have been life in prison?

And here are some tweets by Glenn Greenwald on this fiasco:

Now, a lot of people hear about FBI corruption and incompetence, but they still give the FBI the benefit of the doubt. They don’t want to “second guess” the government’s “security” related central planning apparatus, the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. But after the police state regime of J. Edgar Hoover, 9/11, the Marathon bombing and the Tsarnaevs, the Florida school shooter, “Trump-Russia collusions,” January 6th and all the rest, do you think there may come a point at which you might say, hmm, maybe it might be best to get rid of the FBI?

So anyway, I was reminded of a post I did 4 years ago on the “honest, well-meaning FBI,” with several links to articles showing that we may be better off without them.

Here is that post, The Honest, Well-Meaning FBI (Some links are from the Wayback Machine):

February 8, 2018

Byron York in the Examiner examines how the FBI relied heavily on the Christopher Steele-concocted “Trump dossier” to present to the FISA court to get their illegal surveillance warrant to spy on Carter Page. York gets into all the specifics on how the FBI used the dossier even though they knew that Steele had lied to them and was not credible, and therefore the dossier itself was not credible.

But York shows how faithful he is in the “integrity” and well-meaningness of FBI officials, when he seems to go along with the Grassley-Graham Senate memo on this issue, asserting that regardless of knowing that Steele lied to them the FBI “kept faith” and believed Steele anyway. Actually, I think it’s Byron York whose faith in the FBI (and in other national security apparatchiks) causes him to not doubt their sincerity and forthrightness. Now, I’m not accusing anyone of anything, but would it be a huge surprise if we heard that FBI agents took the unreliable dossier to the FISA court knowing that it was unreliable, that they knowingly presented a false and extremely questionable item of “evidence” to the court to falsely get a FISA warrant? Is that too hard to believe? Now, I’m not accusing anyone of anything, but…

All you have to do is read these recent articles by James Bovard on the history of FBI shenanigans.

USA Today: Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past

The HIll: Golden boy Robert Mueller’s forgotten surveillance crime spree

The Hill: Destroying, suppressing evidence is FBI standard procedure

The Hill: Yes, the FBI is America’s secret police

USA Today: Comey Firing justly knocks FBI off its pedestal

And these other articles on the current situation:

FBI Edits To Clinton Exoneration Go Far Beyond What Was Previously Known; Comey, McCabe, Strzok Implicated, and FBI deputy director cancels testimony, something “far more sinister” with Fusion GPS, by Zero Hedge

The FBI’s perjury trap of the century (of Mike Flynn), by David Stockman

The Strzok Texts: FBI Plotted to Unseat Trump Before Election by Justin Raimondo

And more articles on FBI lawlessness, incompetence and corruption:

FBI Director Hoover’s Dirty Files: Excerpt From Ronald Kessler’s ‘The Secrets of the FBI’ by Kessler

Exclusive: High-Level NSA Whistleblower Says Blackmail Is a Huge – Unreported – Part of Mass Surveillance by Washington’s Blog

How the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy Wall Street by Naomi Wolf

And on the FBI’s encouraging young Muslim patsies to commit jihad so the FBI can thwart their own plots, see Glenn Greenwald, Trevor Aaronson, Petra Bartosiewicz, Craig Monteilh, and Cora Currier.

And the FBI people actually swear or affirm an oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution. So, they either haven’t actually read or studied it, or they do know what they’ve actually sworn or affirmed to support and defend, but don’t care.

I think that Byron York of the Examiner is like many faithful, indoctrinated Americans who really believe in these government institutions. But, it would be helpful if York and all the other faithful members of the government’s obedient flock would read Robert Higgs, who pointed out, If men were angels…

Grandstanding Ignorant Senators Grilled Another Future Supreme Bureaucrat: Ketanji Brown Jackson

The new Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee and mainly by Republicans, and here are some of my comments on that. And if readers don’t like my making fun of ignorant senators, sorry about that.

First of all, the “Supreme” Court shouldn’t even exist and issues and conflicts should be resolved at the state level, at the very least.

The sheeple are pathetically dependent on this group of 9 bureaucrats to decide their fate, which is ridiculous. The 9 robed fascists rubber-stamp the police state, the war on drugs, the national security state, the CIA, FBI, NSA, and all the evil institutions of government. They are no good.

We have something called the 10th Amendment, which protects the right of the people to ignore “Supreme” Court decisions, in my view.

So anyway, I’m going to write this based on my memory of what I heard on the radio that several “news” outlets and talk show personalities have repeated several times. I didn’t exactly take notes.

To begin, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (a.k.a. “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!”) asked Judge Jackson to define “woman,” to which Jackson replied that she couldn’t define “woman” because she’s “not a biologist.”

Oh, Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

What a stupid question. I’m assuming Sen. Blackburn is referring to the LGBT stuff. Perhaps she should ask if the judge thinks there are more than two genders. You either do or you don’t, Judge.

Maybe Sen. Blackburn is referring to the transgenderism craze going on these days. Recently a male college competitive swimmer who was not very good in competing against other males decided to “identify” as a female and allowed by idiots to compete along with females and against females, so he can cheat and win the competitions (and possibly receive financial rewards).

Perhaps Sen. Blackburn should have asked the judge if she thinks that male athletes should be allowed to compete in women’s teams?

Sen. Ted Cruz grilled and roasted Judge Jackson on cases in which she gave convicted child porn viewers overly light sentences. A little too zealous in his questioning, Sen. Cruz (R-McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, etc.) sounded like a Perry Mason wannabe, and even went over his allotted time while the chairman was yelling at him and cutting him off.

Sen. Jock Hawkey quoted Judge Jackson’s expressing sympathy toward the convicted child porn perv in court, but I didn’t hear her being quoted as having expressed sympathy toward child victims of molestation and abuse. Did she do that?

And by the way, regarding that bill in Florida that Gov. Ron DeSantis will sign into law banning the discussion of sexual issues in schools in kindergarten through 3rd grade, it’s not a “Don’t Say Gay” bill. All it says is that discussions of sexual matters are NOT APPROPRIATE for little kids up to age 8.

I know, there are a lot of “liberal” people who are brainwashed to believe that such matters are appropriate to discuss with little kids, but NO, they are NOT, you morons.

What is it with the people on the left pushing sexuality onto little kids? See the American Dream Blog with this article from a few years ago: 21 Signs That U.S. Public Schools Have Become Training Centers for Sexual Deviancy.

Our society has been allowing the sexualization of childhood which messes up the kids emotionally. See my post on the cult of the State and the sexualization of everything.

Hmm, I wonder if Senators Ted Scruz, Jock Howley, or Marsha, Marsha, Marsha have ever gone after the CPS child sex trafficking racket, or are they too aware of what happened to Nancy Schaefer?

Or how about going after their beloved FBI or CIA goons looking at child porn? See: The Federalist on CIA employees sexually molesting very young children but not prosecuting them, and the Boston Globe reporting on the hundreds of federal and military employees viewing child porn in which “only a handful resulted in prosecutions.”

Speaking of the child porn cases, many people including these senators and conservative talk radio personalities can’t seem to distinguish between people possessing child porn, in print or on a computer, versus actual child abusers.

So, it’s really the people who are actually exploiting the children to make the images who are the criminals. I think that anyone who actually harms a child or acts invasively against any child is a real criminal and should be thrown in jail, possibly for life.

I searched the Internet and wasn’t able to determine if Judge Jackson sentenced any people who actually, directly abused a child. So I have a feeling that Senators Ted Scruz, Jock Hawkey, and Tom Polyester concentrated on “child porn” cases to appeal to their “Moral Majority” base. Has Jackson given light sentences to actual child abusers?

Now, on the senators’ questioning of Jackson in her work as a public defender, Sen. Limpy Graham was frothing over her defending Gitmo detainees. Sen. Graham (R-Warmonger) displayed his ignorance of the rights of the accused. He believes apparently that the accused have no rights. He believes that a “war” changes things and if there’s a “war,” we all lose our right to due process. He also reiterated his support of indefinite detention. (See my article on the senators who love the government but hate America on this “War on Terrorism” thing and due process.)

But Graham like many others just doesn’t seem to understand that everyone has a right to due process, the right of the accused to require that the accuser present evidence against the accused, and that there be an actual public trial which provides the accused the opportunity to present his own evidence and witness testimony or to refute the prosecutors’ case.

That is because anyone can accuse anyone else of anything. Doesn’t Graham see that?

Has the indefinite detention and solitary confinement of January 6th “suspects” without evidence or charges not convinced Graham otherwise? Apparently not. Sadly, he’s still a fascist through and through.

“But those are just Trump supporters, conservatives, MAGA hat wearers and deplorables. In contrast, the Gitmo detainees are TERRORISTS! That’s different!”

Well, no, actually they are not “terrorists,” because they are accused terrorists. Just as the January 6th detainees are accused … “insurrectionists,” or whatever it is the Democrat-FBI goons are making up about them.

As I wrote here,

According to these numbers, the number of Gitmo prisoners since 2002 is 779, the number of those released is 670. They were released because there was no evidence against them, because they were innocent. But here are some more interesting numbers: The percentage of Gitmo prisoners captured by U.S. troops: 5%, and the percentage of prisoners who were paid bounties by CIA and coalition forces: 86%. Our government paid Afghan villagers and others to hand people over to our military and CIA, without charges, without suspicion. No wonder most who were taken to Gitmo were innocent, weren’t involved in any terrorism or criminality. They were tortured by criminals at Gitmo for no good reason, however. But the neanderthals who are fed propaganda day after day by the government and its media lapdogs believe that the detainees at Gitmo are “terrorists.”

So as I said, everyone who is accused of something has a right to due process, regardless of the government propaganda against them.

But now conservatives et al. are learning that the hard way (but not Sen. Limpy Graham, apparently.) Trump supporters, conservatives, MAGA believers, flag-wavers, are being accused of “domestic terrorism,” for attending a Trump rally and wandering around the Capitol in a daze, or speaking up at a school committee meeting.

(See my post on the honest, well-meaning FBI. We should not be surprised that they are going after Trump supporters, conservatives, MAGA true believers, and parents speaking up at a school committee meeting.)

And Graham was triggered by Judge Jackson, while she was a Gitmo detainee defender, having apparently referred to George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld as “war criminals.” Although, she referred to the torture of her clients as being in the category of war crimes.

But the truth is, of course Bush is a war criminal. He started wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq, neither of which were involved in 9/11 or had attacked or threatened Americans. Many propagandized and bamboozled sheeple believe otherwise, obviously.

The Nuremberg Tribunal after World War II determined that starting a war of aggression is in and of itself a war crime.

A lot of people in America believe the post-9/11 propaganda and fear-mongering, just as many people have believed the more recent Covid propaganda and fear-mongering. So, when those of us who value the truth about the crimes of our government actually do tell the truth about it, the propagandized sheeple don’t like that. But whatever.

And I wonder what any of the senators who are outraged at Judge Jackson’s defending accused terrorists might think of the U.S. soldiers who shot, dropped bombs on and murdered innocents over there in Iraq, or who went door to door to seize firearms from families in direct violation of their right to keep and bear arms. (“Why, they are heroes, of course they are!”)

Such senators probably wouldn’t like it if a foreign military invaded U.S. cities and towns and bombed homes and businesses, schools and churches and shot and murdered innocent Americans and stole their means of self-defense. (Oh wait, that’s right. American militarists and the State-worshiping sheeple are moral relativists who reject the Golden Rule, oh, well.)

I’m sure that Limpy Graham, Ted Scruz, Tom Polyester and Jock Howley would rather hear the government’s lies and propaganda about 9/11 than know the truth about it.

To conclude, as we saw most recently, the “Supreme” Court are useless. Even the liberals rubber-stamp the CIA-torture national security state and the domestic police state, while the “conservatives” rubber-stamp socialized medicine. They really, really suck.

We need to have a free society, and the “Supreme” Bureaucrats are not a part of that.

Talk about the War Criminal Pot Calling the Kettle Black

March 18, 2022

In the propagandized spirit of the sheeple’s faithfulness to the State, many now including Joe Biden and Sen. Limpy Graham, and many Americans in general, are calling Vlad Putin a war criminal in Putin’s invasion and attack on cities and civilians in Ukraine. But what about Americans’ own government’s crimes?

Sadly, many Americans are very much self-centered narcissists in their denial and rationalization of the war crimes their own government and military have been committing for a century. That’s “American Exceptionalism” in a nutshell: When foreigners bomb and murder innocent people they are “war criminals,” but when our government murders innocents that’s perfectly acceptable.

Our government and military attacked and bombed and murdered millions of innocent civilians over the past century, in Germany, Japan, Iraq and Afghanistan, and other areas. In recent years, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden have earned the title, “War Criminal.”

I wish I had more time to write about this now, so here is an article I wrote in 2017 on Activist Post regarding some of the more recent U.S. government/military war crimes, and the blowback they cause.

U.S. Government Interventionism and Wars Provoke More Violence: NYC Bombing

December 12, 2017

Another terrorist bombing, an “amateurish” pipe bombing/attempted suicide bombing, in New York City on Monday morning, in which no deaths occurred but three were injured as well as the suspect.

So, will this latest Islamic extremist turn out to be yet another FBI patsy? The FBI finds some mentally deficient young Muslim male, radicalizes him and motivates him to want to commit jihad, provides him with weapons and materials and then sets him up in the FBI’s own concocted entrapment scheme. (See Glenn Greenwald and Trevor Aaronson on this. And Matt Agorist’s essay on recordings that reveal FBI urging a Muslim patsy to carry out a mass shooting to “defend Islam.”)

Or perhaps the latest NYC bomber’s being influenced by ISIS propaganda on the Internet will be used as a new excuse for the control freaks in Washington to impose further intrusions and spying on the Internet? Who knows?

But once again, this week’s New York City terrorist bomber has said just about the same thing that most of the past terrorists have said. According to the New York Post:

Akayed Ullah, 27, who is from Bangladesh and was living in Brooklyn, told authorities he was trying to exact vengeance for decades of violence against Muslims in Gaza, Syria and Iraq, saying in sum and substance from his hospital bed: “They’ve been bombing [my people] and I wanted to do damage here,” sources said.

The truth is, most of the terrorists have been on record stating that their motivation for violence is retaliatory.

As Sheldon Richman pointed out in 2011,

The Pentagon’s own Defense Science Board Task Force came to this conclusion in 2004 when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asked it to evaluate the Bush administration’s war policies. The report is worth quoting at length:

“American efforts have not only failed [to separate the vast majority of nonviolent Muslims from the radical-militant Islamist-Jihadists]: they may also have achieved the opposite of what they intended.

“American direct intervention in the Muslim World has paradoxically elevated the stature of and support for radical Islamists, while diminishing support for the United States to single-digits in some Arab societies.

“Muslims do not ‘hate our freedom,’ but rather, they hate our policies. The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favor of Israel and against Palestinian rights, and the longstanding, even increasing support for what Muslims collectively see as tyrannies, most notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan, and the Gulf states….

“[Since 9/11] American actions and the flow of events have elevated the authority of the Jihadi insurgents and tended to ratify their legitimacy among Muslims….”

Richard Reid, the would-be shoe-bomber, told his sentencing judge, “Your government has killed two million children in Iraq…. Your government has sponsored the rape and torture of Muslims in the prisons of Egypt and Turkey and Syria and Jordan with their money and with their weapons.”

Glenn Greenwald wrote further in 2016:

Beyond such studies, those who have sought to bring violence to Western cities have made explicitly clear that they were doing so out of fury and a sense of helplessness over Western violence that continuously kills innocent Muslims. “The drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq, they don’t see children, they don’t see anybody. They kill women, children, they kill everybody,” Faisal Shahzad, the attempted Times Square bomber, told his sentencing judge when she expressed bafflement over how he could try to kill innocent people. And then there’s just common sense about human nature: If you spend years bombing, invading, occupying, and imposing tyranny on other people, some of them will want to bring violence back to you.

In July 2016 Greenwald also discussed another previous terrorist attack:

Eleven years ago today, three suicide bombers attacked the London subway and a bus and killed 51 people. Almost immediately, it was obvious that retaliation for Britain’s invasion and destruction of Iraq was a major motive for the attackers.

Two of them said exactly that in videotapes they left behind: The attacks “will continue and pick up strengths till you pull your soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq. … Until we feel security, you will be targets.” Then, less than a year later, a secret report from British military and intelligence chiefs concluded that “the war in Iraq contributed to the radicalization of the July 7 London bombers and is likely to continue to provoke extremism among British Muslims.” The secret report, leaked to The Observer, added: “Iraq is likely to be an important motivating factor for some time to come in the radicalization of British Muslims and for those extremists who view attacks against the U.K. as legitimate.”

And as I wrote in July 2016, regarding attacks in France:

The blogosphere and twitterverse are exploding with reactions to the latest terror attack in France, the truck that drove through a big crowd of people attending Bastille Day festivities and killed 84 people and injured many more … It looks like such a “state of emergency” not only didn’t stop the November 2015 Paris stadium and concert hall attacks that killed 130 and injured many others, but it didn’t stop this new truck-driving attack … the November Paris attacks were in retaliation against France’s military bombings in Syria and Iraq.

The U.S. government and other Western governments’ own terror attacks on the Muslim world continue to this day.

See U.S. airstrike kills family of eight, U.S. drone strike kills three civilians and four “suspects,” US admits Syria airstrike that killed 46 but denies targeting mosque, Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in U.S. strikesU.S. airstrikes kill at least 43 civilians in Syria’s RaqqaU.S. military airstrikes kill many more civilians in just 48 hours, and U.S. military battles Syrian rebels armed by CIA.

Western government violence and drones target weddings, funerals, rescuers, and civilian hospitals.

So how do the warmongers in Washington think their victims in other countries will react to their government violence?

Does President Donald Trump even know that most of the victims of the drone bombings that he continues to authorize are innocent civilians? (And President Barack Obama’s drone strikes killed innocent civilians 90% of the time, according to documents released by an intelligence source.) In less than two months as President, Trump’s CIA and military drone strikes had already gone up 432%.

“Will we ever learn?”

In 1991 President George H.W. Bush started a war of aggression on Iraq, bombed Iraq’s civilian water and sewage treatment centers and imposed sanctions to prevent them from rebuilding, which forced the Iraqis to have to use untreated water, which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocents. These acts of criminal aggression by the U.S. government against civilians, in addition to the U.S. military occupations in the Middle East, led to the 9/11 terrorist attacks which some people had warned would be such aggressions’ likely outcome.

Prior to all that, during the 1950s the CIA imposed a coup on Iran to replace the Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh with the U.S. puppet Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The CIA propped up the Shah’s totalitarian police state, SAVAK, from the 1950s up to the Iranian Revolution of 1979 that included the extremists’ taking of American hostages.

Would we have such Islamic extremism coming out of Iran all these years had the CIA not committed such crimes and atrocities against that other country?

These interventionist foreign policies, of starting wars against other countries that were of no threat to us, imposing coups and regime change, propping up police states, and committing criminal invasions, occupations and bombings, inevitably cause blowback, including the most recent bombing in New York City.

But it seems that most people have been so propagandized especially since 9/11 to only look at mainly the Islamic extremism itself, but refuse to consider the natural outcomes of interventionist foreign policies, criminal wars of aggression, and U.S. government support for foreign totalitarian police states.

Activist Post | Creative Commons 2017

Supreme Court Once Again Rubber-Stamps the Police State

March 5, 2022

The Supreme Bureaucrats have once again rubber-stamped the CIA’s crimes and reinforced the High Swamp’s continuing contempt for the Constitution they all swore to uphold. Jacob Hornberger summarizes the case of a Gitmo detainee who was tortured by CIA torturers and later was found to not have any involvement in terrorism or 9/11 but the U.S. “national security” apparatchiks have kept him at Gitmo anyway.

i don’t expect the talk radio crowd to disagree with the outcome of this case.

But once again the “liberals” on the Court also rubber-stamped the national security state and whatever crimes it commits, in the name of … “national security.”

The outgoing “liberal” Justice Stephen Breyer joined the 7-2 majority who believe that the CIA has a right to its secrets, in this case keeping secret the location of a “black site” in which they can take anyone out there to torture with impunity, and without charges let alone someone who has actually been convicted of any crime. “Liberal” Justice (sic) Elena Kagan agreed with Breyer on that point.

With “liberals” like these, who needs fascist tyrants?

However, Justice Neil Gorsuch opposed the secrecy, joining Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Gorsuch wrote that disclosure of the “black sites” would not cause any further harm to “national security.” The two wrote that U.S. gov wanted to prevent “further embarrassment for past misdeeds.”

No doubt the conservatives and talk radio crowd will see Gorsuch as a “traitor to conservatives” or to “national security,” or some such nonsense.

As I wrote here in what I think is a pretty good summary of the torture issue, we know that torture doesn’t work. It doesn’t produce confessions or helpful information. Torture causes the victim to tell the torturer whatever the victim thinks the torturer wants to hear, to get him to stop torturing! It also causes the victim to give false confessions, or falsely implicate others, anything to stop the torture, obviously.

So, the “national security” conservatives out there believe in this due process-free indefinite detention and torture of “terrorists” who haven’t been convicted or even charged with terrorism crimes. Many of today’s conservatives believe the Gitmo victims are “terrorists” because the government says so. (But when it comes to being a January 6th detainee… that’s different. That’s when they care about due process, etc., etc.)

And also, as I wrote in that post, most of the Gitmo detainees were totally innocent and uninvolved in terrorism (and many of them were apprehended at random based on financial incentives given to villagers by U.S. military and CIA), and that is why U.S. government had to let them go.

I think that the people who defend torture are really just those who like the idea of torturing someone, for the sake of torturing someone.

More News and Commentary

James Bovard: Permanent Capitol Fence Will Make America Look Like Authoritarian State

Andrew Bacevich: The Ukraine Invasion Is Nothing Compared to Iraq

L. Reichard White: So, Are Putin And the Russians As Good As These Guys?

Jacob Hornberger: 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq

John Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead: Perpetual Tyranny: Endless Wars Are the Enemy of Freedom

Reason: How the Past 4 American Presidents Helped Escalate Tensions in Ukraine

And James Kunstler: Don’t Look Now

Why Is Putin Invading Ukraine? Will He Nuke the Ukrainians?

February 28, 2022

Why exactly is Putin invading and attacking Ukraine? Supposedly he is paranoid about Ukraine possibly joining NATO which may allow the U.S. regime to put its military bases in Ukraine, or allow more NATO forces in Ukraine, a little too close for Putin’s liking.

There is the theory that the CIA is coercing or blackmailing or otherwise provoking Putin to start this invasion so that the “news” in the U.S. media would be “Ukraine-Ukraine-Ukraine” 24-7, as it has been, and pay much less attention to the Covid fiasco and how many more people are catching on to what a scam the whole 2-year Covid has been. As Jon Rappoport points out, the Covid false narrative is collapsing all over.

But also we know that the Pentacon and Joint Chiefs don’t like peace. And, like George H.W. Bush and his cronies in 1990 seeing the Soviet Union collapsing and bringing the Cod War to an end and starting a whole new conflict with a whole new enemy, the warmongers in Warshington want new conflicts and a new Cold War to justify their skyrocketing military-security-complex budgets (at taxpayers’ expense, of course).

“Oh, the War Party wouldn’t do that, and cause the kinds of havoc in Ukraine that’s going on now, they wouldn’t do that!” Well, they have done all that and more. The aforementioned George H.W. Bush 1991 war against Iraq and sanctions and no-fly zones imposed on the Iraqi people for no good reason, included bombing and destroying their civilian water and sewage treatment facilities which caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands by the mid-1990s. This created a lot of blowback, which in my view was the point of it.

Among the blowback were the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, other bombings and of course 9/11, which wouldn’t have happened had H.W. not started his war of aggression in 1991. Then his son, George W. Bush, started his own wars of aggression for no good reason.

Unfortunately, many people in America are filled with government- and media-propelled propaganda throughout the 1990s and 2000s justifying all the militarism and warmongering and war crimes inflicted by the U.S. government in Washington.

Bureaucrats are evil sadists. Maybe one of these days those who are more believing of warmongers in Warshington will finally wake up to the truth.

And I heard people on the radio saying how proud they were that regular Ukrainian citizens were taking up arms and fighting back against Putin’s army. Okay…

However, many Americans, such as those who strongly believe in American Exceptionalism, during the 2000s were not exactly praising of the Iraqi people who tried to defend their country and territory and their homes and businesses against the invading army with the Iraq War(s). When Americans are the invaders, that’s different!

In fact, U.S. soldiers when they invaded Iraq during the 2000s confiscated the Iraqi people’s firearms (like good little communists would do), going door to door, house to house to rob the people of their means of self-defense. But that’s okay, those Iraqi victims were “militants,” “terrorists,” “towel-heads,” and so on, which was what I heard from the talk radio crowd during the 2000s. American Exceptionalism means that “we” can violate the rights of foreigners, but “they” may not. But I digress.

Back to the Ukraine issue.

Some people are concerned that the crazed Putin might launch a nuclear strike on Ukraine, which would probably start a full nuclear war. But I think (or hope) that the military apparatus in Russia under Putin would overrule such an order to launch a nuclear strike, as the Pentagon and Joint Chiefs of Staff would do here in the United State. At least, that is what I had heard about the military apparatus in Washington. (You think the President is in charge of those kinds of things? Heh.)

To conclude, Murray Rothbard had some important comments on the possible use or existence of nuclear bombs:

It has often been maintained, and especially by conservatives, that the development of the horrendous modern weapons of mass murder (nuclear weapons, rockets, germ warfare, etc.) is only a difference of degree rather than kind from the simpler weapons of an earlier era. Of course, one answer to this is that when the degree is the number of human lives, the difference is a very big one. But another answer that the libertarian is particularly equipped to give is that while the bow and arrow and even the rifle can be pinpointed, if the will be there, against actual criminals, modern nuclear weapons cannot. Here is a crucial difference in kind. Of course, the bow and arrow could be used for aggressive purposes, but it could also be pinpointed to use only against aggressors. Nuclear weapons, even “conventional” aerial bombs, cannot be. These weapons are ipso facto engines of indiscriminate mass destruction. (The only exception would be the extremely rare case where a mass of people who were all criminals inhabited a vast geographical area.) We must, therefore, conclude that the use of nuclear or similar weapons, or the threat thereof, is a sin and a crime against humanity for which there can be no justification.

This is why the old cliché no longer holds that it is not the arms but the will to use them that is significant in judging matters of war and peace. For it is precisely the characteristic of modern weapons that they cannot be used selectively, cannot be used in a libertarian manner. Therefore, their very existence must be condemned, and nuclear disarmament becomes a good to be pursued for its own sake. And if we will indeed use our strategic intelligence, we will see that such disarmament is not only a good, but the highest political good that we can pursue in the modern world. For just as murder is a more heinous crime against another man than larceny, so mass murder—indeed murder so widespread as to threaten human civilization and human survival itself—is the worst crime that any man could possibly commit. And that crime is now imminent. And the forestalling of massive annihilation is far more important, in truth, than the demunicipalization of garbage disposal, as worthwhile as that may be. Or are libertarians going to wax properly indignant about price control or the income tax, and yet shrug their shoulders at or even positively advocate the ultimate crime of mass murder?

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I listened to one of those conservative talk show personalities this morning, Jeff Kuhner, who has been very good on exposing the Covid, mask and vaccine lies and propaganda. (He says he will have a “Freedom Rally” on September 26th at the Boston State House, FWIW.)

But that’s not what I’m writing about here.

This morning, while he was going on and on and on about the new book by CIA asset Bob Woodward in which Woodward claims that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley tried to undermine Donald Trump’s foreign policy by allegedly cahooting with the Chinese, Kuhner then referred to Biden’s recent authorization of bombings in Afghanistan that murdered several innocent civilians, and Kuhner is calling Biden a war criminal.

However, what about Kuhner’s beloved idol Donald Trump’s murderous bombings in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, etc.? Has he (or any conservative) ever criticized Trump for those actions?

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So the conservatives tend to criticize Democrats who kill innocent civilians overseas, but not really Republicans. People are really partisan now, and lacking in objectivity and moral scruples, I think.

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