L'Autre Monde 9 juillet 2009: Les blogueurs et le Moyen-Orient sous attaques
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L'Autre Monde 9 juillet 2009
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Émission du 9 juillet 2009:
Les grands médias commencent à attaquer sérieusement les blogueurs et la blogosphère. Nous parlons de torture, de coups d'État organisés par les puissances occidentales comme la CIA et des relations avec ce qui s'est passé en Iran et au Honduras. Quelques nouvelles sur le plan de l'économie aussi.
La deuxième moitié de l'émission traite du Moyen-Orient, particulièrement de l'Irak et du faux retrait des troupes américaines ainsi que de la tragédie de l'Afghanistan aux mains des occupants militaires.
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The US and
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Bernard Madoff, sentenced to a prison term six times longer than those given the chief executives of WorldCom Inc. and Enron Corp., will likely serve his time in a harsher prison than those white-collar inmates.
Sentenced to 150 years, Madoff will probably be sent to a medium- or high-security prison, probably in the northeastern U.S, according to lawyers and prison consultants. Even worse for Madoff, fellow inmates serving life sentences may want “to make a name for themselves” by harming the ex-money manager, a former inmate said. The Federal Bureau of Prisons, which will decide where he’s jailed, may isolate Madoff to protect him from other prisoners.
"Yeah, "isolate", as in "nobody gets to see if he is really there or not."
But let us assume Bernie does wind up in a 6 by 9 with a romm-mate named "Bubba" who says "You MY bitch, now!" That is all well and good for the man who cheated Americans out of $65 billion, but what about the men and women who lied this nation into a pointless war of conquest to steal Iraq from its rightful owners?
What kind of a moral lesson do we give the children when super-criminals like these remain free?
Gannett, which owns top-selling newspaper USA Today, is laying off more than 1,000 staff to try and combat persistent declines in revenue, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Television is a place of maturity and thought. The blogosphere is a place of dickweeds.
That’s according to CNBC host Dennis Kneale, who’s declared the recession over, and went postal on critical financial bloggers Tuesday.
A stinging attack by John Hartigan, the CEO of Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited, labels bloggers and alternative media outlets as “political extremists”. Hartigan implies that bloggers should be jailed as they are in oppressive police states like
As blogger Darryl Mason writes today, “John Hartigan is full of shit. Bloggers have gone to jail for their work, and to protect their sources, in
The jailing of bloggers for speaking too much truth is obviously not the kind of news that John Hartigan, a Rupert Murdoch CEO, is interested in. How could he not know about those jailing and prosecutions.
Remember those words. “Political extremism”.
You will hear that call more and more as the major news corporations scale up their war against independent media, and bloggers.
The source of the establishment’s move to claim that bloggers and alternative media outlets are “extremists” or at worst “terrorists,” as we first reported in September 2006, was a White House strategy document that the government had been following since 9/11.
Yeah, we bloggers believe in things like the truth, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
CNBC calls us 'Dickweeds', now News Corp calls us 'Political Extremists'; I am feeling VERY unloved right now! :(
NEWS LIMITED'S chief executive, John Hartigan, has launched a broadside on bloggers and other online amateurs, arguing they are no substitute for professional journalists.
(*His most scathing attack was reserved for bloggers, who, he said, lacked resources and access to key decision-makers.)
Famous and respected New York Judge Richard Posner says maybe we should ban links to save newspapers.
This will backfire. The blogs are driving most of what little readership the newspapers have left. In the age of twitter, the blogs are quite capable of reporting and commenting on what is going on around the world.
And frankly, the blogs would not be such a threat to the newspapers IF THE NEWSPAPERS WOULD STOP LYING TO THE PEOPLE!
Following a testy exchange during Wednesday’s briefing with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas told CNSNews.com that not even Richard Nixon tried to control the press the way President Obama is trying to control the press.
“Nixon didn’t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try.
“What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”
Thomas, 89, has covered the White House during every presidency since John F. Kennedy’s.
They also noted reports on Iranian Web sites alleging that jailed Mousavi supporters have been tortured in an attempt to force them into TV "confessions" of a foreign-led plot against the Islamic regime.
If so, the CIA is 0 for 2 because the latest report is that the coup in
A New York Times article has just confirmed that the US Government has been "working for several days" with the coup planners in
Actually, US claims they were trying to halt the Honduras Coup are along the lines of Obama denying involvement in the Iranian coup then sending the overthrowers a fast $20 million to help them along.
The reason the
They do call it a drug war.
Buried in this article by Jane Mayer at The New Yorker is the following statement:
"A forensic examiner found that he (the prisoner) had essentially been crucified; he died from asphyxiation after having been hung by his arms, in a hood, and suffering broken ribs," the magazine’s Jane Mayer writes in the magazine’s June 22nd issue. "Military pathologists classified the case a homicide." The date of the murder was not given.
In June 2008, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh Jr. agreed to give London-based Diageo Plc billions of dollars in tax incentives to move its production of Captain Morgan rum from one
DeJongh says he had no idea his deal would help make the world’s largest liquor distiller the most unlikely beneficiary of the emergency Troubled Asset Relief Program approved by Congress just four months later.
Unflipping believable; while homeless US Vets sleep in our streets.
As the economic crisis has dragged on, city leaders around the country say fireworks are a luxury they can no longer afford. Big and small, urban and rural, the skies will remain dark over at least four dozen communities nationwide come July 4.
There may have been a massive gold heist at the Royal Canadian Mint, an external audit has found.
The findings of the long-awaited audit, released Monday, conclude that $15.3 million in missing gold is not the result of accounting or bookkeeping errors, raising the distinct possibility it might have been stolen.
That is 1200 pounds of gold. Not something you just put in your pocket and walk out with.
The wholesale looting of America and the transfer of wealth and power over to a private banking elite who are setting up a world government, along with the complete obliteration of any remaining freedom to protest, resist, or even speak out against this agenda, is now entering its final phase as numerous different pieces of the jigsaw puzzle fall into place and portray a clear picture of tyranny.
We are about to sound the death knell for the United States if every one of the following attacks on our liberty, free speech, sovereignty, and right to not be ruled over by an unelected banking dictatorship is not fiercely opposed and crushed.
Secret US-equipped 'Dirty Brigade' in Iraq - an elite American-trained [death squad] - Iraqis call it "the dirty brigade." Its real name is the Counter Terrorism Bureau
By Wayne Madsen
(WMR) -- WMR has learned from an intelligence source who served in 2007 at the Tallil Air Base in Iraq, also known as Camp Adder by the U.S. Army and Ali Air Base by the U.S. Air Force, that United States intelligence services imported Afghan mercenaries into Iraq in order to attack Iraqi civilians and military personnel, as well as coalition forces, including U.S. service personnel. The Afghans were recruited from Taliban ranks and were paid for their services in
Recent revelations concerning the U.S. importing Taliban members into Iraq to foster false flag terrorism is merely the tip of the iceberg when compared to the U.S. intelligence complex’s multi-decade history in sponsoring Sunni Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist groups around the world.
See Fake Al Qaeda
The corporate media is getting all giddy and affording blanket coverage to the story of Iraqis who are “regaining their sovereignty” as
“As of now, there are approximately 130,000
“Sovereignty: No. Propaganda: Yes.”
As US forces completed a withdrawal from Iraqi cities Tuesday six years after the US-led invasion, the top
Military action. This is as acutely on the mind of the current chickenhawks, as the invasion of
‘We chose to consider this extreme and highly unpopular option partly for the sake of analytical rigor and partly because if Iran responded to a confrontational American policy- such as an airstrike, harsh new sanctions, or efforts to foment regime change- with a major escalation of terrorist attacks (or more dire moves against Israel and other American allies), invasion could become a very “live” option.’
It is always those whose kids are not serving in our military, and who will never see their child come home in a metal box, or maimed for life, who can write about war with such absolute, reckless, and vilely immoral abandon.
And those quotes, indicated above, may well translate into the possibility that the US is thinking about some kind of "false flag", to garner fury and distraction from the American public, and raise international sympathy, toward the end result of a military attack against Iran.
TWO WRONGS MAKE A DOUBLE WRONG
Talk about deja vu. Was I watching protests in the
You might think the year is 1979. The world watched in amazement — and some horror — as the Iranian Revolution began in earnest. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi left the country and a mysterious figure, the Ayatollah Khomeini, a stranger to most Westerners, returned to
William O. Beeman says in its quest for regime change in
"The form of government would be a Constitutional Monarchy, with the Head of State being Reza Pahlavi, son of the former Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was deposed in the 1978-79 Islamic revolution, and Sohrab Sobhani as his Prime Minister", Mr. Beeman wrote.
TAKE CAREFUL LOOK AT THE FLAGS BEING FLOWN. THOSE ARE THE
FLAG OF THE PAHLAVI DYNASTY. IN OTHER WORDS,
THEY ARE FLYING THE FLAG OF THE SHAH!
ATTENTION TWITTER ARMY! PLEASE RETWEET THIS ONE! THE IRANIAN PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THEY ARE BEING SET UP FOR A NEW SHAH!
And behind her flies the flag of the Shah!
Mon Jun 22, 2009
Iranian-Americans and supporters protest what they say are crimes against humanity and democracy committed by the government of
(AFP/Getty Images/File/David Mcnew)
He may yet turn out to be the avatar of Iranian democracy, but three decades ago Mir-Hossein Mousavi was waging a terrorist war on the
Mon Jun 22, 2009
Demonstrators protest against the election in
Note the creases in the flag as if just unpacked from the factory that made them.
Remember, this design flag has not been used by
I warned you!
The ousted Shah of Iran Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi's son urges
Reza Pahlavi told Maariv that
The very existence of the ruling government in
The son of the late shah of
"I have added her (Neda) to the list of my daughters. She is now forever in my pocket," Pahlavi told AFP fighting back tears, after calling at a press conference for Western media and governments to stand strongly alongside the protest movement in
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- The United States may have been behind the killing of Neda Agha-Soltan, the 26-year-old Iranian woman whose fatal videotaped shooting Saturday made her a symbol of opposition to the June 12 presidential election results, the country's ambassador to Mexico said Thursday.
"This death of Neda is very suspicious," Ambassador Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri said. "My question is, how is it that this Miss Neda is shot from behind, got shot in front of several cameras, and is shot in an area where no significant demonstration was behind held?"
He suggested that the CIA or another intelligence service may have been responsible.
Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Shah of Iran, told the editors of HUMAN EVENTS last week that in the next two to three months he hopes to finalize the organization of a movement aimed at overthrowing the Islamic regime in
He believes the cause is urgent because of the prospect that
Spurred on by post-election turmoil in
Again, this is a repeat of the tactics used to overthrow
The Intelligence Ministry official said that $32 million of the $75 million allocated by the U.S. Congress to destabilize Iran was spent on this project.The CIA used institutions such as the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Soros Foundation, AIPAC, and charity organizations and sought the help of William Burns and other people in the United States and agents in the Azerbaijan Republic, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait.
[ Info from torture, good intelligence, rewards, or all?]
Students are planning a mass demonstration outside the British Embassy in
Local staff members at the British Embassy in
Press TV said eight staffers had been seized for their role in the unrest following the disputed presidential elections on June 12. The Foreign Office did not confirm the number of people held.
Earlier Sunday the Foreign Office said it had recently “received a number of, sometimes confused, reports that British nationals or others with British connections had been detained. We continue to raise them with the Iranian authorities.”
A spokesman further added: “People with a connection to the
The Revolutionary Guards said they would not hesitate to confront "illegal" protests by defeated presidential candidates, and warned the West to stop backing "rioters".
Note the disconnect between the headline and the actual statements by
Iranians do not need or want us to teach them about liberty and representative government. They have long embodied this struggle. It is we who need to be taught. It was
One has to wonder what the British embassy knows that we do not realize yet here in the
The European Union has demanded the immediate release of Iranian staff at
EU ministers meeting in
In other words,
If Ahmadinejad is smart, he will declare the entire British Embassy Staff persona non grata and send them back to
“Out of nine people arrested, five have been released,” foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Ghashghavi said at a press conference.
One has to wonder if the other 4 remaining in detention will wind up being tried under Iranian law for their alleged offenses, as they themselves are not British, but local nationals who had been working for the British embassy.
American forces have attempted to take over an Iranian oil field near the country's western border with
“US forces backed by tanks entered the Mousian area of the Dehloran County, laying around 100 meters of pipeline in Iranian territory," the source, talking on condition of anonymity, said Monday.
The source added that the pipes, marked with Iraqi flags, were blocked after Iranian forces pushed the “intruders” back across the border.
To provoke a shooting response to manufacture out of it a border armed clash which will be given blaring publicity in
No doubt CNN would have been hovering not far away in anticipation, but by their response the Iranians understood that only ostensibly was this an attempt to steal oil and that the larger purpose was, as for a long time, to kick off a major war against
Contrast the media potential here with the negligible media response to the visually huge anti-American rally in
Tell me again how
Iran threatens the . US
WASHINGTON (CNN) – even though most Americans are upset by how the Iranian government has dealt with protests over controversial election results.
Insurgent violence hit record levels in
Afghan lawmaker Obaidullah Helali who headed a delegation investigating the booming in the western
The delegation also delivered condolence payments to the victims, ordered by President Hamid Karzai.
Human rights and medical officials also accused the
Deadly US air-strike on Afghan village
Channel 4 Video Report
The Afghan government says around 140 villagers were killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan last month, prompting fears that the level of civilian deaths is undermining the United States military campaign. The report by Jonathan Rugman contains scenes which viewers may find distressing.
This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
Posted June 26, 2009
Tears streaming down her face, the Afghan woman sat in a corner of a room with no roof and broken windows, mourning 19 of her closest and dearest relatives. “They were parts of my heart,” she said.
Six weeks after American warplanes bombed her village in Farah province, on
This fallout from the continuous indiscriminate killing civilians is going to further poison the minds of Afghans against the
This is the absolute opposite outcome from what the
The answer here is not, nor has it ever been a "military victory". The old Soviet Union tried to pacify this country with 500,000 pairs of boots on the ground, and failed utterly.The total troop strength of the
What the Afghan people need is hope, a responsible government which provides for them to some degree, infrastructure, reconstruction, and aid which actually helps the people for which it was intended.
But unless and until the
The release of a Pentagon investigation into deadly
Translation: we are unlikely to ever see any details of these airstrikes revealed.
Were I a betting person, I would bet that we will see an increase in these kinds of strikes, with ever more collateral damage (i.e., the destruction of the lives of innocent civilians), because the Pentagon doesn't know what else to do.
One would think that the
Unfortunately, that doesn't augur well for the
Those who thought that the election of Barack Obama as American President would mean a fundamental shift in
I will be blunt, for certain conclusions are now inescapable, even this early in the miraculous, transcendent Age of Obama. Insofar as those who regularly follow political matters are concerned, and especially with regard to those people who write about politics and foreign policy -- which is to say, insofar as commentators and reporters in the mainstream media and on blogs are concerned -- to continue to believe that Barack Obama represents any kind of "improvement" over the abomination of George W. Bush is not an innocent error. To persist in delusions of this kind requires that one intentionally and deliberately blind oneself to evidence that assaults us every day.
Exclusive footage from the recent
This is a man who obviously loves his family, which is starving to death after a
Does this look anything like "victory" to you?!?!?!?
"Make no mistake: we do not want to keep our troops in
He added the
(Ahem) a small memo to President Obama:
You've just made the statement:
"Make no mistake: we do not want to keep our troops in
If this is true, then what the Sam Hill is going on with the massive construction project at
As reported inhttp://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iQsdQAuKzZl3hMgVzG60jVJVgRiQ,
7 May, 2009:
"It's been real busy," said Captain Jeff Boroway from the 25th Naval Construction regiment.
"This place was desert at the end of January. I mean nothing. And now you've got a 443-acre (179-hectare) secure facility," he told reporters.
They are also expanding another
Forgive me, Mr. President, but the establishment of 443 acre "secure facility" sounds like the absolute opposite of "we seek no military bases there" to intelligent Afghans.
And that statement about "aid"; if the current plan to pour 4.3 billion billion dollars into the Afghan and Pakistani infrastructure does as well as has previous aid efforts, we might as well just close up shop and go home.
As reported in
in the article by An Jones in January of 2009, she reported:
"Whatever the truth of the matter, in the long run, it's not soldiers but services that count -- electricity, water, food, healthcare, justice and jobs. Had the
"Instead, the Bush administration perpetrated a scam. It used the system it set up to dispense reconstruction aid to both the countries it "liberated," Afghanistan and Iraq, to transfer American taxpayer dollars from the national treasury directly into the pockets of private war profiteers. Think of Halliburton, Bechtel and Blackwater in
Unless President Obama is actually able to hold collective corporate feet to the fire in terms of true accountability, the relief/reconstruction effort in
And that's pretty ugly.
The White House has asked Congress for – and seems likely to receive – $736 million to build a new
Other major projects are planned for
Memo to Pakistani Prime Minister Zardari: this may not look like the forward base for an American invasion of
And regarding negotiations for a 5-star hotel in
Confirmed Wednesday as President Barack Obama’s new commander for the widening war in
According to press reports published Thursday, in forming a permanent war council-dubbed the Afghanistan-Pakistan Coordination Cell-McChrystal is drawing heavily from a super-secret assassination squad that he commanded under the Bush administration.
That unit, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), was formed in December
The Pentagon is sending 1,000 more special operations forces and support staff into
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan, July 2 -- Thousands of U.S. Marines descended upon the volatile Helmand River valley in helicopters and armored convoys early Thursday morning, mounting an operation that represents the first large-scale test of the U.S. military's new counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan.
The "debate on indefinite detention often wrongly focuses on
It is a practice Obama "will continue to pursue," in
The "wartime framework underlying [these tactics] have settled well within the mainstream of the American tradition," he said.
The Obama administration is moving to appeal a ruling that some detainees at a military air base in
US President Barack Obama risks creating "future Guantanamos" by continuing his predecessor's policy of indefinitely holding Al-Qaeda suspects, a prominent Democrat warned on Tuesday.
Senator Russ Feingold said he was "troubled" by Obama's policies, warning the practice of holding some suspected terrorists indefinitely risked being "effectively enshrined as acceptable in our system of justice."
Senator Feingold is absolutely right in what he says, but the problem with "indefinite detention" doesn't end with the scenarios he described.
Obama's security speech in May "...acknowledged for the first time that a legal framework could be established to hold the most dangerous
But this precedent could very easily be extended to American citizens who are absolutely not terrorists (at best,minor annoyances)for simply having a fundamental disagreement with this government about any issue.
"Indefinite detention" is completely antithetical to the moral values of this country, as enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is a very slippery slope from which all American jurisprudence could very well get pushed off a cliff, pulling American justice absolutely back on par with that of the Dark Ages.
Apparently, those making the huge profits from those opium poppies in
That's why we will never see decriminalization of drugs in this country: that would kill the profit from the sale of illegal drugs.
Ummm, Dick? The Taliban execute drug farmers. That is why prior to the
And if fighting opium is your goal, WHY ARE US SOLDIERS GUARDING THE POPPY FIELDS!
In August 2007, the presidents of
Today, the bridge across the muddy waters of the
In a new revelation,
May 10, 2009
In the interview here, NBCs David Gregory completely ignores
Before everything changed on September 11, 2001, the corporate media published truthful stories about Osama bin Laden and his relationship with the CIA. As his unclassified CIA biography states, bin Laden left
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Al-Fayçal summed up the report in a very short and succinct manner: 'Ennahar, the Algerian daily, asserted that the Jewish State is recruiting al-Qaeda Islamists in Europe who originated in the Maghreb (the Maghreb, or the Western part of Africa, is considered to encompass the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Lybia and Algeria) and providing them with training in Israeli camps, in order to use them in terrorist attacks next summer.
As Fred Kaplan noticed, the man Obama has just selected to be his new commander in
Maybe that is why he was selected.
The head of the provincial council of
The crowd had gathered around a stalled American military vehicle when the grenade hit. The council chief said dozens of civilians had seen the soldier throw the grenade, calling it “a complete cruel crime against civilians.”