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L'Autre Monde: Liens relatifs à la chronique LNI du 1er juillet 2007 - Le complexe militaro-industriel





$$$ Le complexe militaro-industriel $$$



J'ai mis la tranche d'information relative aux complexe militaro-industriel à part parce qu'elle représente en elle-même une partie consistante et importante. Puisque que la guerre se privatise de plus en plus, et elle représente désormais une source de profit obscène, à un point tel que ce complexe, allié avec les intérêts du monde politique, est en train de prendre le pouvoir sur nos gouvernements et dicte de plus en plus nos politiques étrangères et même domestiques.

On assiste à une réelle militarisation de la police (pensez juste à notre police au Canada ou encore pire aux États-Unis), et la putain de guerre contre le terrorisme est en train de nous replonger dans une autre guerre froide avec sa conséquente course à l'armement qui ne profite qu'au marchants de la mort, et cause et/ou prolonge des conflits inutilement pour le seul et unique but de faire plus de profits sales$$$. C'est une des plus lucrative business du monde, avec la drogue et l'énergie.

La saloprie d'occupation militaire de l'Afghanistan ne sert à Harper et les marchants de la mort canadiens que de justification pour faire avancer les budgets et dépenses militaires et à faire avancer l'agenda Neocons/NWO. L'armée US et le reste de la force de l'OTAN ont déjà contaminé
l'Afghanistan pour 4.5 milliards d'années avec des retombées radioactives dû à l'uranium appauvri employé dans les munitions.
On est pas là pour sauver et aider les afghans mes amis, on a détruit leur pays au grand complet et il est hors de contrôle. Nos gars vont revenir avec des triples cancers et maladies dégénératives qui transmettront à leurs enfants s'ils en conçoivent après leur retour.

Toute cette machine de sang et de mort mêlés à l'odeur d'argent est en train de se retourner contre la population, nous. Consultez bien la banque d'info que je vous soumet. Vous y trouverez de nombreux et clairs exemples que de plus en plus, les nouvelles technologies d'armes sont designés pour contrôler des populations, soulèvements populaires, manifestations, dissidents politiques, protestations, etc.

La ligne entre la police et l'armée est de plus en plus floue, surtout aux USA. MAis encore plus troublant, la mentalité policière se font de plus en plus sur la mentalité guerrière militaire, et les forces policières sont de plus en plus équipées avec des armes et équipement militaires. Donc le tout devient un cercle fermé qui se protège et se renforce: chaque élément y trouve des intérêts communs et complémentaires, pouvoir et profits. Fabriquants d'armes, policiers, militaires, politiciens corrompus, élite financière et bancaire, services secrets.
Ce noyau dangeureux est à la racine d'assassinats de présidents en plein jour devant le public, au terrorisme d'état, de nombreux coups d'états dans le monde, de guerre et conflits armés, de nos politiques étrangères et bien d'autres laides choses.

Et puisque que la majorité des médias de masse sont possédés ou financées (à travers la publicité) par les mêmes compagnies qui profitent de la guerre, ils sont toujours là pour nous vendre des nouvelles guerres, même si c'est basé sur des mensonges, comme dans le cas de l'Iraq par exemple, et de l'Afghanistan.

N'oubliez pas que juste quel temps avant le 9/11, Donald Rumsfeld, alors Secrétaire à la Défence, annonçait que le Pentagone avait perdu trace de .... 2,3 TRILLIARDS$ ... !!!!! Ça fait pas mal d'argent disparu... et le 9/11 est venu tout faire oublier ceci et de plus, en détruisant le WTC 7, des centaines de poursuites judiciaires contre de sales corporations et pour fraudes financières furent détruites. Là siègeait aussi beaucoup de bureaux de différentes agences gouvernementales reliés au complexe militaro-industriel et services secrets et de renseignements.



- 1er juillet 2007: Revue de l’actualité internationale, sujets chauds

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Reste des liens relatifs à la chronique LNI du 1er juillet 2007:


There's No Business Like War Business

The advantages for the Bush administration are obvious. Contractors can operate in ways for which the military would be liable to prosecution. While dozens of US soldiers have been court-martialed for exceeding acceptable limits in their use of force, NO contractors have been charged for any such criminal activity - including the aforementioned contractors who used Iraqi civilians for target practice. While over 1,000 contractors have been killed in Iraq, their deaths do not have to be reported as casualties.


Global military spend hits $1.12 trillion: report

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - U.S. spending in Iraq and Afghanistan helped push up global 2005 military expenditure by 3.5 percent to $1.12 trillion, a research body said on Monday.

Several countries, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, benefited from the rise in prices for minerals and fossil fuels to boost their military spending, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in its latest yearbook.

"The USA is responsible for 48 percent of the world total, distantly followed by the UK, France, Japan and China with 4 to 5 percent each," the Swedish government-funded institute added.

It said U.S. spending was behind about 80 percent of the gain in 2005.

Spending on weapons accounted for 2.5 percent of the world's gross domestic product, or average spending of $173 per capita.


The corporate takeover of U.S. intelligence

The U.S. government now outsources a vast portion of its spying operations to private firms -- with zero public accountability.


Defense contractor openly using God to sell war in Iraq

A major defense contractor for the military and Homeland Security claimed that the United States is morally obliged to maintain a permanent presence in Iraq for the sake of God.

"If we stay and rebuild Iraq, we will demonstrate to the world that we remain the best force for good in the world," Charles Patricoff, Sr. Contract Manager for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp, said. "More importantly, we as Christians can better influence that region for the Kingdom of God."


Trying to re-start the Cold War?

The Cold War was a time of huge profitability for American Defense contractors. Wealth from the taxpayers poured into their hands to produce huge weapons systems which, once coaxed through a highly biased testing process, sat in storage never to be actually used.

When the USSR collapsed, the Cold War ended and taxpayers decided they wanted to keep more of their own money. So, the government tried some substitute wars, such as the war on terror and the war on global warming, but those have been less than convincing. So now, the US and Russia will crank the Cold War back up; a guaranteed money-maker, and go back to the good old days of soaking their respective populations for every cent they can under the guise of protecting us from each other.


Participer à la guerre en Afghanistan est une bonne affaire pour les industries de l'aérospatiale et de la défense

Mondialisation.ca, Le 10 avril 2007

par Jules Dufour

Le Canada, sous la gouverne du Premier ministre S. Harper, a pris des engagements concernant l’occupation militaire de l’Afghanistan qui vont à l’encontre des traditions et des valeurs pacifistes promues par les citoyens et les citoyennes du pays. Le Canada est en guerre. Les dernières déclarations du ministre de la Défense nationale sont de nature à ne rassurer personne. Le bilan de l’intervention militaire du Canada dans ce pays qu’il vient de présenter n’est pas crédible (Lévesque, C., Legault, R. et Loiselle, S., 2007). Comment peut-on croire qu’une société puisse se développer sous occupation militaire ? Est-ce qu’on peut construire la paix en poursuivant la guerre ? L’histoire nous a démontré que les guerres n’entraînent que la destruction et la mort.

Que faisons-nous en Afghanistan ? Pourquoi cette attention si grande pour ce pays ou cette affection particulière pour les Afghans et les Afghanes ? On répond à cette question par des réponses évasives dans lesquelles on prétend assurer la sécurité et reconstruire le pays. L’on sait très bien que la reconstruction d’un pays dévasté par les guerres n’est pas une tâche que des pays étrangers sont en mesure d’assumer dans un contexte d’instabilité, dans le désordre ou le chaos. D’ailleurs, le programme de l’aide publique internationale du Canada a toujours biffé de sa liste les pays aux régimes politiques instables ou les pays en guerre. Il y a lieu d’être encore sceptiques devant les velléités officielles exprimées en ce qui concerne cette intervention militaire.

Qu’est-ce qui motive vraiment le gouvernement Harper à poursuivre cette aventure ? L’on sait maintenant avec certitude que ce gouvernement le fait en collusion avec les industries de guerre. Les interventions publiques récentes de quelques ministres de ce gouvernement vont en ce sens. 900 millions de dollars sur cinq ans pour la RD annoncés à Montréal cette semaine sous la mouture d’un nouveau programme appelé Initiative stratégique pour l’aérospatiale et la défense (ISAD) (Desrosiers, É, 2007) et l’acquisition d’équipements militaires «luxueux» et sophistiqués tels que le seront les nouveaux hélicoptères commandés par l’armée (Castonguay, A., 2007).

Nous le savons. Il aurait été difficile de justifier la hausse vertigineuse annoncée des dépenses militaires et l’acquisition de nouveaux équipements sans l’existence de cette «mission» en Asie centrale. Le Canada n’a pas d’ennemi déclaré à ce que je sache et je ne crois pas que des soulèvements populaires majeurs sont susceptibles de se produire au pays. Nous n’avons donc pas besoin d’une armée puissante et suréquipée et même d’une armée tout court. Maintenant, on laisse entrevoir la possibilité que le Canada poursuivra cette mission jusqu’en 2011 en précisant que ce sera surtout l’aide humanitaire qui sera priorisée à partir de 2009. Il y a lieu d’en douter.

Il ne faut pas être surpris d’apprendre que les coûts de cette opération ont «explosé» et qu’ils atteindront la somme de 4,3 milliards de dollars pour la période s’étendant entre 2001 et 2009 et que le budget pour l’aide humanitaire et l’aide à la reconstruction jusqu’à 2011 s’élèvera, pour sa part, à 1,2 milliard de dollars (Lévesque, C., 2007). Plus une opération militaire coûte cher plus elle plaît aux industries de guerre, notamment à celles de l’aérospatiale et de la défense.

Le Canada est en Afghanistan pour des raisons politiques et économiques, pour se conformer aux diktats de Washington et pour servir les intérêts des industries de la mort. Il s’agit donc d’une aventure guerrière préparée en collusion avec ces industries. Il n’y a rien de mieux que de participer à une guerre dite «juste» pour avoir la conscience tranquille.

Il est toujours temps, je dirais qu’il est urgent, d’exiger le retrait immédiat des troupes canadiennes engagées en Afghanistan et de répondre ainsi aux appels répétés lancés en ce sens par le Collectif Échec à la guerre.



Jules Dufour, Ph.D., est Président de l'Association canadienne pour les Nations Unies (ACNU) /Section Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, membre du Cercle universel des Ambassadeurs de la Paix, membre du Conseil national de Développement &
Paix.


Références

CASTONGUAY,A., 2007. Les coûts de la mission en Afghanistan explosent. Journal Le Devoir, le 23 mars 2007, p. A1.

CASTONGUAY, A., 2007. Le Canada s’offre des hélicoptères de luxe. Journal Le Devoir, le 6 avril 2007, p. A1.

COLLECTIF ÉCHEC À LA GUERRE. 2007. Le Canada et la guerre d’occupation en Afghanistan. Montréal, février 2007. 44 pages.

DESROSIERS, É., 2007. Aérospatiale : les conservateurs se défendent de copier le plan d’aide libérale. Journal Le Devoir, le 3 avril 2007, p. A1.

DUFOUR, Jules. 2006.Vers une militarisation croissante du Canada. Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation. Le 2 octobre 2006.

LEGAULT, R. et S. Loiselle. 2007. Rebâtir l’Afghanistan et protéger notre société ? Journal Le Devoir, le 6 avril 2007, p. A8.

SPECTOR, N., 2007. Pourquoi le Canada est en Afghanistan. Journal Le Devoir, le 5 avril 2007, p. A7.


The Iraq Money Trail

The only people who are benefiting from Bush's war on terror are members of the Military Industrial Complex. Since 9/11, the pay for the CEOs of the top 34 defense contractors in the US has doubled, according to the August 2006 report, "Executive Excess 2006," by the Institute for Policy Studies, and the United for a Fair Economy.

The bill is rising so fast because the level of war profiteering is unprecedented. The Excess Report lists George David, CEO of United Technologies, as the top earner, making more than $200 million since 9/11, despite investigations into the poor quality of the firm's Black Hawk helicopters.

Halliburton CEO David Lesar made $26.6 million in 2005, and nearly $50 million since 9/11, an amount that even beats the $24 million that Dick Cheney received in exchange for the guarantee that Halliburton would be the number one military contractor during the Bush administration.

Cheney himself is also taking in war profits, contrary to what he told Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" in 2003, when he denied making any money off his former employer. "Since I left Halliburton to become George Bush's vice president," he said, "I've severed all my ties with the company, gotten rid of all my financial interest."

"I have no financial interest in Halliburton," Cheney told Tim, "of any kind and haven't had, now, for over three years."

Those statements were proven false when financial disclosure forms showed that Cheney had received a deferred salary from Halliburton of $205,298 in 2001, $262,392 in 2002, $278,437 in 2003, and $294,852 in 2004.

In 2005, an analysis released by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), reported that Cheney continued to hold over 300,000 Halliburton stock options and said their value had risen 3,281% over the previous year, from $241,498 to more than $8 million.

"It is unseemly for the Vice President to continue to benefit from this company at the same time his Administration funnels billions of dollars to it," Senator Lautenberg said.

Cheney may be the most visible profiteer to those who find it difficult to follow the war on terror money trail, but many other members of the administration with insider knowledge set themselves up to profit early on as well.

For instance, there was the Undersecretary of Defense, Doug Feith, largely credited for fabricating the tales that got the US into the war to begin with, along with his fellow neocons and best buddy, Ahmed Chalabi.


Washington's $8 Billion Shadow

Mega-contractors such as Halliburton and Bechtel supply the government with brawn. But the biggest, most powerful of the "body shops"—SAIC, which employs 44,000 people and took in $8 billion last year—sells brainpower, including a lot of the "expertise" behind the Iraq war.

It is only a coincidence that SAIC spelled backwards is CIAs. Coincidence. Really! :)

The Mansion the War Bought


Iraq Mercenaries



Iraq Contractors Face Growing Parallel War

Private security companies, funded by billions of dollars in U.S. military and State Department contracts, are fighting insurgents on a widening scale in Iraq, enduring daily attacks, returning fire and taking hundreds of casualties that have been underreported and sometimes concealed, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials and company representatives.


Report: ‘Shadow Goverment’ Of Private Contractors Explodes Under Bush

A new report by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform concludes that, under the Bush administration, the “shadow government of private companies working under federal contract has exploded in size. Between 2000 and 2005, procurement spending increased by over $175 billion dollars, making federal contracts the fastest growing component of federal discretionary spending.”

But while private contractors — such as Halliburton and AshBritt — have been reaping huge profits, “billions of dollars of taxpayer money have been squandered.” Some highlights from the report:

– Halliburton has been the “fastest growing contractor.” Under the Bush administration, federal spending to Halliburton “increased over 600% between 2000 and 2005.” The Government Accountability Office recently found that the government has wasted at least $2.7 billion to Halliburton on “overpriced contracts or undocumented costs.” At the end of 2005, Cheney’s stock options were valued at more than $8 million, a 3,281 percent gain from 2004.

– Growth in federal contracting exceeds inflation rate. In 2000, the value of federal contracts totaled $203 billion. By 2005, the value was $377.5 billion, an 86 percent increase. The new report notes that this “growth in contracting was over five times faster than the overall inflation rate and almost twice as fast as the growth in other discretionary federal spending over this period.” A record level of “nearly 40 cents of every discretionary federal dollar now goes to private contractors.”

– Noncompetitive contracts skyrocket. Sole-source and noncompetitive contracts grew by “an even faster rate than overall procurement spending, rising by 115% from $67.5 billion in 2000 to $145 billion in 2005.” Many of these no-bid contracts during the Iraq war and Katrina reconstruction went to Bush administration cronies who wasted money and performed shoddy work.

In the report’s review of 500 contracts, 118 contracts worth $745.5 billion “experienced significant overcharges, wasteful spending, or mismanagement over the last five years.”

U.S.: No strings attached to new defense package for Israel

The new $30 billion American defense package for Israel is not conditioned on diplomatic progress or concessions to the Palestinians, a top U.S. aide said Thursday as representatives from both countries signed the memorandum of understanding in Jerusalem.

U.S. officials have said the package - which was announced last month and must still be approved by Congress - is designed to reassure Israel and Sunni Muslim Gulf countries of Washington's commitment to the Middle East despite its problems in Iraq. It would also strengthen the Gulf nations in the face of the growing clout of Shi'ite Iran and its nuclear program.


Thirty billion dollars of your tax money going to Israel, while our homeless vets, who have become both invisible and expendable to this administration , sleep in the streets.

You have to wonder just where the priorities are with this administration, and I can guarantee you this: they are not at all with We the People.

the AP story's irony-free comment that "Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns said the package was meant to back peace-seeking countries like Israel and moderate Arab states in the region to counter U.S. adversaries such as Iran." (Israel is a "peace-seeking" country?)


Fighting fund: The US$564 billion war for profit

War is a very profitable business for some very big and powerful corporations such as Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Vinnell and Blackwater. It has been argued that rather than profiteering from war, these corporations are making war for profit. Many of them would not exist as we know them without war.

Halliburton alone has already taken more than $13 billion from no-bid/no-audit US government contracts for providing everything from pizzas to security personnel in Iraq.


In fact, to date, the only real "winners" in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are the defense contractors.






NON-LETHAL DISABLING WEAPONS

Calmative agents – These are sedatives or narcotics that are often mixed with other chemicals in a way that guarantees absorption through the skin. They can be used for anti-riot purposes, to prevent access to specific areas or buildings and in military operations in combination with conventional weapons.

I wonder if these are not already in use to keep people from rising up against the obvious abuses of this government.


Attack of the Killer Robots


Robot Air Attack Squadron Bound for Iraq



Pentagon to Merge Next-Gen Binoculars With Soldiers' Brains -


Pentagon Contractors Owe $7.7 Billion in Unpaid Taxes

Are taxes only enforced against the politically unfavored? Do cronies get to skip paying taxes as a reward for their loyalty? Do special classes of citizens get a "discount" on taxes that allows them to become richer than the rest of us?


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Best Free Video Exposing the War on Terror: The Power of Nightmares is a revealing BBC documentary that digs deep into the roots of the war on terror, only to find that much of the widespread fear in the post 9/11 world has been fabricated by those in power for their own interests. The intrepid BBC team presents highly informative interviews with top officials and experts in combating terrorism who raise serious questions about who is behind all of the fear-mongering. This eye-opening documentary shows that, especially after 9/11, fear has been used to manipulate the public into giving up civil liberties and turning over ever more power to elite groups with their own hidden agendas. The Power of Nightmares clearly demonstrates that the nightmare vision of a powerful, united terrorist organization waiting to strike our societies is largely an illusion. For all citizens who care about the future of our world, this is a must-watch video.

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The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis - 20-Minute PBS Documentary
http://www.WantToKnow.info/050423secretgovernment

Former CIA Agents Reveal "Secrets of the CIA" in Turner Documentary
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Most Important War Information Documents: One day before the 9/11 attacks, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made the astonishing admission, "According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions." This astonishing fact is reported on the CBS website (below article provides link). As pointed out by CBS, "$2.3 trillion — that's $8,000 for every man, woman and child in America." Rumsfeld's revealing quote is also posted on the Department of Defense website (link provided). And by following a link to a PBS article, we learn that this figure came from a report of the Pentagon's inspector general. "Its own auditors admit the military cannot account for 25 percent of what it spends," reports CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales. The timing of this admission just one day before 9/11 kept this story from making the news at the time. Yet when it was finally reported months later, this revelation received scant coverage. Why is this startling news not given top headlines in large bold print on all of the nation's newspapers? Why to this day is our press hardly mentioning this most vital issue?

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A Second War Information Document: An ABC article at the link below describes how America’s top military leaders drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in US cities to trick the public into supporting a war against Cuba in the early 1960s. Approved in writing by the Pentagon Joint Chiefs, Operation Northwoods even proposed blowing up a US ship and hijacking planes as a false pretext for war. Also at this link are directions for accessing these astonishing declassified documents on the website of the US National Archives and Records Administration. These released documents clearly demonstrate that our military leaders feel justified for reasons of "national security" not only in lying to the public, but even in sacrificing the lives of our own citizens in order to promote their war agenda.

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Four-Page Article on Cover-up of A-bomb Effects in New York Times
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Few people are familiar with the important military and police term "non-lethal weapons." Although referred to as non-lethal — and indeed used for non-lethal purposes to control both civilians and soldiers — these sophisticated weapons technologies can also be quite deadly. Below are highly revealing one-paragraph excerpts of 12 engaging articles on non-lethal weapons from the major media. Why does the media give so little attention to these disturbing new weapons which raise serious ethical questions? Links are provided below to the full articles on their major media websites. If any link should fail to function, click here. By choosing to educate ourselves on these important issues and to spread the word, we can and will build a brighter future.

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Tech Watch: Forecasting Pain
2006-12-01, Popular Mechanics
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4202262.html

No longer a gleam in the Pentagon's eye, ray guns — or radiofrequency (RF) weapons, to be exact — officially have arrived. As troops are increasingly forced to serve as an ad hoc police force, nonlethal weapons have become a priority for the military. The Department of Defense is currently testing the Active Denial System (ADS), which fires pain-inducing beams of 95-GHz radio waves, for deployment on ground vehicles. This surface heating doesn't actually burn the target, but is painful enough to force a retreat. While the military continues to investigate the safety of RF-based weapons, defense contractor Raytheon has released Silent Guardian, a stripped-down version of the ADS, marketed to law enforcement and security providers as well as to the military. Using a joystick and a targeting screen, operators can induce pain from over 250 yards away, as opposed to more than 500 yards with the ADS. Unlike its longer-ranged counterpart, Silent Guardian is available now. As futuristic — and frightening — as the ADS "pain ray" sounds, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research is funding an even more ambitious use of RF energy. Researchers at the University of Nevada are investigating the feasibility of a method that would immobilize targets without causing pain. Rather than heating the subject's skin, this approach would use microwaves at 0.75 to 6 GHz to affect skeletal muscle contractions. This project is still in the beginning stages. The ADS, on the other hand, is already a painful reality.

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Unusual Forms of Sound
2004-08-25, ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=99472

Outside the [Republican national] convention hall, New York City police plan to control protesters using a device that directs sound for up to 1,500 feet in a spotlight-like beam. Meanwhile, a display of former Republican presidents inside the hall will feature campaign speeches that are funneled to listeners through highly focused audio beams. Both technologies feature unprecedented manipulation of sound, but for very different purposes. And while both technologies have unique, "gee-whiz" factors, some remain uneasy with the idea of using sound to control crowds. When in weapon mode, LRAD blasts a tightly controlled stream of caustic sound that can be turned up to high enough levels to trigger nausea or possibly fainting. LRAD ... has been used by the U.S. military in Iraq and at sea as a non-lethal force. In these settings, operators can use the device not only to convey orders, but also as a weapon. In tests, police have shown how they can convey orders in a normal voice to someone as far as four blocks away. The sound beam is even equipped with a viewfinder so the operator can precisely target the audio by finding a person in cross hairs. Rather than using pure volume to throw sound far, the LRAD reaches distant ears by focusing the audio beam. Wherever the beam makes contact with air, the air molecules interact in a way that isolates the original audible sound. So if you're standing in front of the ultrasonic sound wave, you can hear the sound. If you're a few inches away, you hear nothing. Already, some Coca-Cola machines in Japan are equipped with the technology so passers-by hear the enticing sound of soda being poured into a glass of ice.




Energy-beam weapons still missing from action
2005-08-12, MSNBC/Associated Press
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8516353

For years, the U.S. military has explored a new kind of firepower that is instantaneous, precise and virtually inexhaustible: beams of electromagnetic energy. "Directed-energy" pulses can be throttled up or down depending on the situation, much like the phasers on "Star Trek" could be set to kill or merely stun. Such weapons are now nearing fruition. The hallmark of all directed-energy weapons is that the target -- whether a human or a mechanical object -- has no chance to avoid the shot because it moves at the speed of light. At some frequencies, it can penetrate walls. "When you're dealing with people whose full intent is to die, you can't give people a choice of whether to comply," said George Gibbs, a systems engineer for the Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad Program who oversees directed-energy projects. "What I'm looking for is a way to shoot everybody, and they're all OK." Among the simplest forms are inexpensive, handheld lasers that fill people's field of vision, inducing a temporary blindness to ensure they stop at a checkpoint, for example. Some of these already are used in Iraq. A separate branch of directed-energy research involves bigger, badder beams: lasers that could obliterate targets tens of miles away from ships or planes. Such a strike would be so surgical that, as some designers put it at a recent conference here, the military could plausibly deny responsibility. The directed-energy component in the project is the Active Denial System, developed by Air Force researchers and built by Raytheon Co. It produces a millimeter-wavelength burst of energy that penetrates 1/64 of an inch into a person's skin, agitating water molecules to produce heat. The sensation is certain to get people to halt whatever they are doing.




Nonlethal weapons touted for use on citizens
2006-09-12, MSNBC/Associated Press
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14806772

Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday. The object is basically public relations. Domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions from others about possible safety considerations, said Secretary Michael Wynne. "If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation," said Wynne. Nonlethal weapons generally can weaken people if they are hit with the beam. Some of the weapons can emit short, intense energy pulses that also can be effective in disabling some electronic devices.

Note: The government has been developing potentially lethal "non-lethal weapons" for decades, as evidenced by released FOIA government documents. Don't miss an excellent summary on this critical topic available here and the in-depth Washington Post article on psychological manipulations available immediately below.




When Seeing and Hearing Isn't Believing
2000-02-28, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A45...

"Gentlemen! We have called you together to inform you that we are going to overthrow the United States government." So begins a statement being delivered by Gen. Carl W. Steiner. At least the voice sounds amazingly like him. But it is not Steiner. It is the result of voice "morphing" technology developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Psychological operations...PSYOPS, as the military calls it, seek to exploit human vulnerabilities in enemy governments, militaries and populations to pursue national and battlefield objectives. Covert operators kicked around the idea of creating a computer-faked videotape of Saddam Hussein crying or showing other such manly weaknesses, or in some sexually compromising situation. The nascent plan was for the tapes to be flooded into Iraq and the Arab world. The tape war never proceeded...but the "strategic" PSYOPS scheming didn't die. What if the U.S. projected a holographic image of Allah floating over Baghdad urging the Iraqi people and Army to rise up against Saddam? According to a military physicist given the task of looking into the hologram idea, the feasibility had been established of projecting large, three-dimensional objects that appeared to float in the air. A super secret program was established in 1994 to pursue the very technology for PSYOPS application. The "Holographic Projector" is described in a classified Air Force document as a system to "project information power from space ... for special operations deception missions."

Note: If the above link fails, click here. If you want to understand some of the many hidden capabilities of the U.S. military, this article is a must read.




'Matador' With a Radio Stops Wired Bull
1965-05-17, New York Times
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20817F9395812738DDDAE0994DD4...

The brave bull bore down on the unarmed "matador" — a scientist who had never faced a fighting bull. But the charging animal's horns never reached the man behind the heavy red cape. Moments before that could happen, Dr. Jose M. R. Delgado, the scientist, pressed a button on a small radio transmitter in his hand, and the bull braked to a halt. Then, he pressed another button on the transmitter and the bull obediently turned to the right and trotted away. The bull was obeying commands from his brain that had been called forth by electrical stimulation—by the radio signals—of certain regions in which fine wire electrodes had been painlessly implanted the day before. [Experiments] have shown, he explained, that "functions traditionally related to the psyche, such as friendliness, pleasure or verbal expression, can be induced, modified and inhibited by direct electrical stimulation of the brain." For example, he has been able to "play" monkeys and cats 'like little electronic toys" that yawn, hide, fight, play, mate and go to sleep on command. With humans under treatment for epilepsy, he has increased word output sixfold in one person, has produced severe anxiety in another, and in several others has induced feelings of profound friendliness—all by electrical stimulation of various specific regions of their brains. "I do not know why more work of this sort isn't done," he remarked recently, "because it is so economical and easy." Monkeys will learn to press a button that sends a stimulus to the brain of an enraged member of the colony and calms it down, indicating that animals can be taught to control one another's behavior.

Note: If the above link fails, click here. This article shows mind control was being developed over 40 years ago. Though this technology can be used for good purposes, it also can and secretly has been used to manipulate and control for many years. For lots of information based on released CIA documents on how mind control has been secretly used for decades to affect both individual behavior and global politics, click here and here.




Mind Games
2007-01-14, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/10/AR20070110013...

A community of people who believe the government is beaming voices into their minds ... may be crazy, but the Pentagon has pursued a weapon that can do just that. An academic paper written for the Air Force in the mid-1990s mentions the idea of [such] a weapon. "The signal can be a 'message from God' that can warn the enemy of impending doom, or encourage the enemy to surrender." In 2002, the Air Force Research Laboratory patented precisely such a technology: using microwaves to send words into someone's head. The patent was based on human experimentation in October 1994 at the Air Force lab, where scientists were able to transmit phrases into the heads of human subjects, albeit with marginal intelligibility. The official U.S. Air Force position is that there are no non-thermal effects of microwaves. Yet ... the military's use of weapons that employ electromagnetic radiation to create pain is well-known. In 2001, the Pentagon declassified one element of this research: the Active Denial System, a weapon that uses electromagnetic radiation to heat skin and create an intense burning sensation. While its exact range is classified, Doug Beason, an expert in directed-energy weapons, puts it at about 700 meters, and the beam cannot penetrate a number of materials, such as aluminum. Given the history of America's clandestine research, it's reasonable to assume that if the defense establishment could develop mind-control or long-distance ray weapons, it almost certainly would. And, once developed, the possibility that they might be tested on innocent civilians could not be categorically dismissed.

Note: For lots more reliable, verifiable information on the little-known, yet critical topic of nonlethal weapons, click here. For an excellent two-page summary of government mind control programs, click here.




Hypnotic Experimentation and Research
1954-02-10, WantToKnow.info/Declassified U.S. Government Document
http://www.wanttoknow.info/mindcontrol10pg#cia190691

A posthypnotic of the night before (pointed finger, you will sleep) was enacted. Misses [whited out] and [whited out] immediately progressed to a deep hypnotic state with no further suggestion. Miss [whited out] was instructed (having previously expressed a fear of firearms in any fashion) that she would use every method at her disposal to awaken Miss [whited out] (now in a deep hypnotic sleep). Failing this, she would pick up a pistol nearby and fire it at Miss [whited out]. She was instructed that her rage would be so great that she would not hesitate to "kill" [whited out] for failing to awaken. Miss [whited out] carried out these suggestions to the letter including firing the (unloaded) gun at [whited out] and then proceeded to fall into a deep sleep. Both were awakened and expressed complete amnesia for the entire sequence. Miss [whited out] was again handed the gun, which she refused (in an awakened state) to pick up or accept from the operator. She expressed absolute denial that the foregoing sequence had happened.

Note: This text is quoted from page 1 of declassified CIA document MORI ID 190691. To verify the statement in the text, make a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request as described here, or directly view a scanned copy online here. To access thousands of pages of declassified CIA mind control documents online, click here. For lots more reliable information on this crucial topic, click here.




Live rats driven by remote control
2002-05-05, The Guardian (One of the U.K.'s leading newspapers)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,708454,00.html

Scientists have turned living rats into remote-controlled, pleasure-driven robots which can be guided up ladders, through ruins and into minefields at the click of a laptop key. The project ... is funded by the US military's research arm. Animals have often been used by humans in combat and in search and rescue, but not under direct computer-to-brain electronic control. The advent of surgically altered roborats marks the crossing of a new boundary in the mechanisation, and potential militarisation, of nature. In 10 sessions the rats learned that if they ran forward and turned left or right on cue, they would be "rewarded" with a buzz of electrically delivered pleasure. Once trained they would move instantaneously and accurately as directed, for up to an hour at a time. The rats could be steered up ladders, along narrow ledges and down ramps, up trees, and into collapsed piles of concrete rubble. Roborats fitted with cameras or other sensors could be used as search and rescue aids. In theory, be put to some unpleasant uses, such as assassination. [For] surveillance ... you could apply this to birds ... if you could fit birds with sensors and cameras. Michael Reiss, professor of science education at London's Institute of Education and a leading bioethics thinker ... said he was uneasy about humankind "subverting the autonomy" of animals. "There is a part of me that is not entirely happy with the idea of our subverting a sentient animal's own aspirations and wish to lead a life of its own."

Note: Remember that secret military projects are almost always at least a decade in advance of anything you read in the media. For lots more on this little-known subject, click here.




A remote control that controls humans
2005-10-26, MSNBC/Associated Press
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9816703/wid/11915829

Prepare to be remotely controlled. I was. Just imagine being rendered the rough equivalent of a radio-controlled toy car. Japan's top telephone company says it is developing the technology to perhaps make video games more realistic. But more sinister applications also come to mind. I can envision it being added to militaries' arsenals of so-called "non-lethal" weapons. A special headset was placed on my cranium by my hosts during a recent demonstration. It sent a very low voltage electric current from the back of my ears through my head -- either from left to right or right to left, depending on which way the joystick on a remote-control was moved. I found the experience unnerving and exhausting: I sought to step straight ahead but kept careening from side to side. Those alternating currents literally threw me off. The technology is called galvanic vestibular stimulation -- essentially, electricity messes with the delicate nerves inside the ear that help maintain balance. I felt a mysterious, irresistible urge to start walking to the right whenever the researcher turned the switch to the right. I was convinced -- mistakenly -- that this was the only way to maintain my balance.




Cops Taser UCLA Student
2006-11-17, ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=2662158

There is [a] painful six-minute video that has suddenly spread all over the world. It shows part of what happened in front of students who had been studying in the UCLA library when an Iranian-American student reportedly did not show any ID to campus police. The excruciating video clip [shows] enraged students screaming at police; police yelling back and using strong force trying to get students under control. "Here's your Patriot Act!" shouts a student, using profanity after screaming out in anguished pain from the electric jolts of a police Taser. "Stand up or you'll get Tasered again!" the police shout back. Appalled fellow students crowd in, some demanding the badge numbers of the police. To watch the video, click here. Police Department Assistant Chief Jeff Young [said] "He had refused to identify himself; he had refused to leave the library, and...he went limp, which is a form of resistance." Some students saw it differently. "Tabatabainejad was also stunned with the Taser when he was already handcuffed," complained third-year student Carlos Zaragoza. Tasers are increasingly controversial — a powerful means of control for police that is apparently sometimes too powerful. While it is often referred to as a "non-lethal" weapon [a study] found that since 1999, 84 people in the United States and Canada have died after being shocked by a Taser. Four of UCLA's nearly 60 full-time police officers recently won "Taser Awards," given by the manufacturers of the electronic shock device.




Israelis unleash Scream at protest
2005-06-06, Toronto Star (One of Canada's leading newspapers)
http://www.torstarreports.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout...

The knees buckle, the brain aches, the stomach turns. And suddenly, nobody feels like protesting anymore. Witnesses describe a minute-long blast of sound emanating from a white Israeli military vehicle. Within seconds, protestors began falling to their knees, unable to maintain their balance. An Israeli military source, speaking on the customary condition of anonymity, confirmed the existence of the Scream. "The intention is to disperse crowds with sound pulses that create nausea and dizziness," the Israel Defence Force spokesperson told the Toronto Star. The IDF is saying little about the science behind the Scream, citing classified information. But the technology is believed to be similar to the LRAD — Long-Range Acoustic Device — used by U.S. forces in Iraq as a means of crowd control. Hillel Pratt, a professor of neurobiology ... likens the effect of such technologies to simulated seasickness. "It doesn't necessarily have to be a loud sound. The combination of low frequencies at high intensities, for example, can create discrepancies in the inputs to the brain," said Pratt. Arik Asherman, a leader of Rabbis For Human Rights, was cautiously optimistic the Scream could make a positive difference. But Asherman said Israeli officials would be wise to use the Scream sparingly. "We need to remind ourselves the problem is not the demonstrations, but what the demonstrations are about," he said. "If this makes it any more difficult for Palestinians to express themselves in a non-violent way, that is problematic. The best way to disperse demonstrations is to deal with the actual issues.

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A highly revealing ABC news article describes plans for government-sponsored terrorism: "In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba." The article goes on to reveal that the plans, code-named Operation Northwoods, were approved in writing by the top US military chiefs. They even proposed that the US military secretly blow up an American ship and hijack US planes as a false pretext for war. For the entire shocking article: http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662.

The highly respected WantToKnow.info team presents this information not to cause fear or anger, but rather to inspire a desire to strengthen democracy by revealing hidden agendas, so that we might then all work together to expose the manipulations and join in building a brighter future. Our website focuses on providing reliable, verifiable facts which are being hidden from public view. By working to understand the thinking of our military and political leaders, and by spreading this important information, each one of us can make a difference.

To access 181 pages of declassified U.S. military documents on the official website of the National Archives and Records Administration which reveal plans of the top U.S. generals to sponsor terrorism on U.S. soil, click here. To read the 15 most revealing pages of these documents posted on the National Security Archive of George Washington University, see http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/doc1.pdf.

Note that these government documents were approved in writing by the Joint Chiefs of Staff — the top generals of each branch of the US armed forces — and submitted to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1962. The only reason these plans weren't implemented is that they were rejected by the Kennedy administration. Had the administration approved, these secret manipulations would almost certainly have fooled the American public into supporting war. These plans for government-sponsored terrorism were classified top secret so that the American public would never know how it was being manipulated. They came to light only because of a Freedom of Information Act request in the late 1990s. Had the plans been used, they would have been given operational status, and thus would never have been released to the public in accordance with secrecy laws.

Below are key passages quoted directly from the Operation Northwoods documents, which you can verify at the above links. Page numbers are listed to assist in finding the quotes in the original documents. As you read, we invite you to then ask yourself, is it beyond comprehension that this same kind of thinking and planning could have led to 9/11? More information on what you can do is given below these quotes.


Excerpts from Operation Northwoods Documents

Page 1 of File (Memorandum)
13 March 1962

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
Subject: Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba

The Joint Chiefs of Staff have considered the attached Memorandum for the Chief of Operations, Cuba Project, which responds to a request of that office for brief but precise description of pretexts which could provide justification for US military intervention in Cuba. It is assumed that a single agency will be given the primary responsibility for developing military and para-military aspects of the basic plan. It is recommended that this responsibility for both overt and covert military operations be assigned the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Page 5 of File (page 2 of Joint Chiefs report)

World opinion, and the United Nations forum should be favorably affected by developing the international image of the Cuban government as rash and irresponsible, and as an alarming and unpredictable threat to the peace of the Western Hemisphere.

Page 8 of File (page 5 of Joint Chiefs report)

This plan ... should be developed to focus all efforts on a specific ultimate objective which would provide adequate justification for US military intervention. Such a plan would enable a logical build-up of incidents to be combined with other seemingly unrelated events to camouflage the ultimate objective.

Page 10-11 of File (page 7-8 of Joint Chiefs report)

A series of well coordinated incidents will be planned to take place in and around Guantanamo to give genuine appearance of being done by hostile Cuban forces.

(1) Start rumors (many). Use clandestine radio.
(2) Land friendly Cubans in uniform “over-the-fence” to stage attack on base.
(3) Capture Cuban (friendly) saboteurs inside the base.
(4) Start riots near the base main gate (friendly Cubans).
(5) Blow up ammunition inside the base: start fires.
(6) Burn aircraft on air base (sabotage).
(7) Lob mortar shells from outside of base into base.
(8) Capture assault teams approaching from the sea or vicinity of Guantanamo City.
(9) Capture militia group which storms base.
(10) Sabotage ship in harbor; large fires – naphthalene.
(11) Sink ship near harbor entrance. Conduct funerals for mock-victims.

We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba. Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.

We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington.

Page 12 of File (page 9 of Joint Chiefs report)

Use of [Soviet] MIG type aircraft by US pilots could provide additional provocation. Attacks on surface shipping and destruction of US military drone aircraft by MIG type planes would be useful as complementary actions. Reasonable copies of the MIG could be produced from US resources in about three months.

Page 13 of File (page 10 of Joint Chiefs report)

Hijacking attempts against civil air and surface craft should appear to continue as harassing measures condoned by the government of Cuba.

It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of college students off on a holiday.

An aircraft at Eglin AFB would be painted and numbered as an exact duplicate for a civil registered aircraft belonging to a CIA proprietary organization in the Miami area. At the designated time the duplicate would be substituted for the actual civil aircraft and would be loaded with selected passengers, all boarded under carefully prepared aliases. The actual aircraft would be converted to a drone.

The drone aircraft and the actual aircraft will be scheduled to allow a rendezvous south of Florida. From the rendezvous point the passenger-carrying aircraft will descend to minimum altitude and go directly into an auxiliary field at Eglin AFB where arrangements will have been made to evacuate the passengers and return the aircraft to its original status. The drone aircraft meanwhile will continue to fly the filed flight plan. When over Cuba the drone will be transmitting on the international distress frequency a “MAY DAY” message stating he is under attack by Cuban MIG aircraft. The transmission will be interrupted by destruction of the aircraft which will be triggered by radio signal.


What We Can Do

Remember that government and military leaders think of world politics like a chess game. Sometimes you have to sacrifice your own pieces in order to win the game. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Advisor and co-founder of the Trilateral Commission, titled his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives. In this seminal book on American foreign policy, Brzezinksi states that because of popular resistance to U.S. military expansionism, his ambitious strategy for "American global primacy" can’t be implemented "except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat." (The Grand Chessboard, page 211).

Consider also that in September 2000, a think-tank named Project for the New American Century published a blueprint for maintaining global U.S. preeminence and shaping the international security order in line with U.S. interests. Written before the 2000 Presidential election, this revealing report was commissioned by future Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, Deputy Defense Secretary Wolfowitz, and Governor Jeb Bush. The report shows that even before 9/11, the Bush administration intended to take military control of Persian Gulf oil whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. [Article on BBC website and original report both available here]

Considering the above information, is it beyond comprehension that tactics similar to Operation Northwoods might have been used in relation to the 9/11 attacks in order to create "a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat?" Could 9/11 have been the pretext upon which to build a War on Terror in order to "maintain global US preeminence?" Might the 9/11 attacks have been allowed to happen, or even facilitated and manipulated by elements of the U.S. government and military? For what a highly decorated U.S. general had to say on how politicians and corporations manipulate the public to support war, click here.

We invite you to explore a two-page summary of easily verifiable facts with links direct to major media sources which suggest a major 9/11 cover-up by clicking here. To access three riveting documentaries which explore the above vital facts and much more, click here. For additional empowering information on these and other reliable resources on the 9/11 cover-up, visit our 9/11 Information Center. We draw no firm conclusions in the resources we provide. We present reliable, easily verifiable facts and information with minimum interpretation, inviting you to draw your own conclusions. More suggestions on what we can do to change all this are available here.

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