The Vincennes’ downing of Iran Air Flight 655: The United States tried to cover up its own destruction of a passenger plane…. “But before accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes or dismissing the entire episode as a tragic fluke, it’s worth looking back at another doomed passenger plane—Iran Air Flight 655—shot down on July 3, 1988, not by some scruffy rebel on contested soil but by a U.S. Navy captain in command of an Aegis-class cruiser called the Vincennes.”
America’s Flight 1731.7k4.1k671
The time the United States blew up a passenger plane—and tried to cover it up.
By Fred KaplanFrank Carlucci.
Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci answers questions from the press regarding the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 at the Pentagon on Aug. 19, 1988.Photo by Josn Oscar Sosa/U.S. Federal GovernmentFury and frustration still mount over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and justly so.
But before accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes or dismissing the entire episode as a tragic fluke, it’s worth looking back at another doomed passenger plane—Iran Air Flight 655—shot down on July 3, 1988, not by some scruffy rebel on contested soil but by a U.S. Navy captain in command of an Aegis-class cruiser called the Vincennes.
“Top Marine to Obama: Get in the FightIt’s highly unusual for a high-ranking soldier, let alone a high-ranking Marine, to publicly question White House and Pentagon policy. Yet that’s exactly what four-star Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, did yesterday in Washington.”
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Yet that’s exactly what four-star Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, did yesterday in Washington.Speaking at the Brookings Institute Tuesday, Amos said the Obama administration paved the way for the emergence of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq ISIS by completely withdrawing American troops in 2011.Related: The Perfect Storm About to Hit the Pentagon
The proposal appears in a solicitation posted on FedBizOpps which announces a program to, “Provide a vision for the Internet of Things applied to the Postal Service the Internet of Postal Things — IoPT: a conceptual design of how new sensor and other data collection technologies could increase the ability of Postal Service infrastructure to create value to its business, customers and stakeholders through data.”
CNNreuters ^Posted on 6/16/2014, 8:00:10 AM by sunmarsThe USS Mesa Verde with 550 Marines on board entered the Gulf on Monday to support possible U.S. action to help Iraq‘s Shi’ite-led government combat a Sunni Islamist insurgency that has overtaken large areas of the country’s north, CNN reported.
The USS Mesa Verde joins the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, which the Pentagon ordered on Saturday to move into the Gulf. President Barack Obama has said he is considering military action, short of putting U.S. troops in Iraq, to aid that government’s efforts to stop the insurgency.
What Rights?Eric Peters on why he threw the constitution out years ago.
No-Knock SWAT RaidersKill Texas father….
Obama’s Enforcer… “Even Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, has said that “the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news.””
Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department gave bad advice to President Obama and the Pentagon in the controversial Bergdahl prisoner trade that the president could ignore federal law requiring prior notification to Congress.
This is just the latest example of how Holder helps the administration ignore the rule of law and crafts his “legal” opinions based on the desired political outcome, not the actual state of the law.Under Eric Holder, the Justice Department has stood the old Ronald Reagan maxim “trust but verify” on its head and adopted a “trust and we won’t let you verify” approach to its activities.
The Pentagon has an awful lot of leftovers, but luckily for law enforcement agencies across the United States they aren’t going to waste.Millions of dollars’ worth of military gear is distributed to local police forces on an annual basis, and these regular exchanges are occurring from coast to coast in towns and cities that are hardly considered epicenters of violent crime, let alone on par with the foreign warzones where these hand-me-downs, machine guns, armored cars and other made-for-battle items, were originally intended to be used.
SOMETHING REALLY OMINOUS IS COMING… “As it turns out, the option of using the military in the Cliven Bundy situation was considered. Is that the type of policy all you Obama supporters voted for?” | Economy
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from Investment Research Dynamics:I honestly don’t know how long they can keep up this fraud using fraudulent Comex paper.
May 25, 2014
I forgot to put this quote in my column:
“In Defense of the World Order…US Soldiers would have to kill and die” *Aurthur Schlesinger, Jr., July / August ’95 Foreign Affairs – CFR’s Flagship Publication
“We shall have world government whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or conquest.” James Paul Warburg, during hearings Senate Resolution 56, revision of the UN Charter
“The U.S. military welcomes additional funds for special units. The Pentagon continues its downsizing in preparation for the New World Order.” Former Asst. Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIA, John Deutch, Dec. 1, 1994, McNeil/Lehrer News Hour
“We are on the cutting edge of the New World Order here in Bosnia.” U.S. Army Major Bushyread, May 8, 1996, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
While the bodies of ignored veterans pile up, Obama’s Pentagon to buy Bradley Manning a sex change | Coach is Right
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Shame on Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama and Eric Shinseki. While honorably discharged veterans are dying from neglect in Veteran’s Administration hospitals, the Regime response is a sex change for Bradley Manning and new furniture for Veteran’s Administration headquarters.
Last week, quisling Chuck Hagel spit in the face of sick and injured veterans throughout the country.
In an insult to all of America’s veterans, Hagel has approved sending the traitorous Army Private Bradley Manning, now known as “Chelsea Manning,” to a civilian prison that will see that he gets a sex change operation.
(GyG: Again: The Reader Responses Are Often better Than The article) ~ The Pentagon’s plan to stop the zombie apocalypse
Stars & Stripes ^ | May 18, 2014 | Gordon Lubold
Posted on 5/19/2014, 12:03:30 PM by Timber Rattler
The U.S. military has always been the one place in government with a plan, forever in preparation mode and ready to yank a blueprint off the shelf for almost any contingency. Need a response for a Russian nuclear missile launch? Check. Have to rescue a U.S. ambassador kidnapped by drug lords? Got that covered. How about a detailed strategy for surviving a zombie apocalypse? As it turns out, check.
Police Arming for War against Veterans (2 VIDEOS)
Eagle Rising ^ | May 19 2014 | Onan Coca
Posted on 5/19/2014, 10:56:56 AM by PoloSec
now there is whole new front of attack on our veterans we have to worry about.
The Ultra-Lethal Secret ‘Black’ Drones Being Built At Area 51
Saturday, May 17, 2014 18:06
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The Future Of Drones From The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
In 13 short years, killer drones have gone from being exotic military technology featured primarily in the pages of specialized aviation magazines to a phenomenon of popular culture, splashed across daily newspapers and fictionalized in film and television, including the new season of “24.”
I mentioned the DoD idiocy that is a most impressive species of accounting illiteracy.
Of course, it gave the Pentagon seven years to do so. A number of DoD component organizations are already warning that they don’t believe they will be ready for 2017. “
Is Malaysia Airlines Plane Hidden in Africa/Asia for Future 9/11-Style Bomb Attack?
So, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is still missing, nearly a week after it disappeared from radar screens and any communication to third parties. We still don’t know what happened, while there are a lot of theories, including reports saying the Pentagon believes it went down in the Indian Ocean.
Report: Hagel plans to reduce size of Army to pre-WWII levels
The Hill ^ | February 24, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
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“Israel has really hijacked the US, and used the US military as its surrogate to fight these wars and destabilize the Middle East and make the Middle East safe for Israel,” Dr. Kevin Barrett told Press TV on Wednesday.
The following excerpt is from “Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War“, the latest title by best-selling author Michel Chossudovsky:
The US has embarked on a military adventure, “a long war”, which threatens the future of humanity. US-NATO weapons of mass destruction are portrayed as instruments of peace. Mini-nukes are said to be “harmless to the surrounding civilian population”. Pre-emptive nuclear war is portrayed as a “humanitarian undertaking”.
While one can conceptualize the loss of life and destruction resulting from present-day wars including Iraq and Afghanistan, it is impossible to fully comprehend the devastation which might result from a Third World War, using “new technologies” and advanced weapons, until it occurs and becomes a reality.
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\’A Promise Broken\': Budget Deal Hits Military Retirees\’ Pensions
FOX News ^ | 10 Jan 14 | Christina Scotti
Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 1:54:11 PM by SkyPilot
Last month’s congressional budget deal hit military retirees with 20 years of service or more in a very real and controversial way: It trimmed their cost-of-living adjustments [COLAs] by 1% each year until they reach 62.
Veterans’ groups say this reduction could add up to an average of more than $80,000 in losses for retirees who are affected — and a loss of confidence in the U.S. government’s word.
The recently passed cut, which is supposed to save an estimated $6 billion in the next decade, does not take effect until 2015, but the battle over this provision, which supporters call much-needed, has already started.
“The U.S. government has broken their promise and for someone who has committed themselves — commitments…
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Pentagon Generals To Arrest Obama After CIA Columbia Obama Trial!?
Pentagon Generals To Arrest Obama After CIA Columbia Obama Trial!?
In this just released video from Pastor David Manning and ATLAHWorldwide he drops a bombshell in sharing that US Pentagon Generals are ready to ARREST Obama after the \’CIA Columbia Obama\’ trial. Is this information true? Will this soon come to pass, the arrest of Barack Obama?
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In this just released video from Pastor David Manning and ATLAHWorldwide he drops a bombshell in sharing that US Pentagon Generals are ready to ARREST Obama after the ‘CIA Columbia Obama’ trial. Is this information true?
Will this soon come to pass, the arrest of Barack Obama?
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Flashback: Contrails: Killing Us Softly?
Lawsuit: AARP medigap plans defraud seniors
I refused to join AARP when they sent me a card. AARP supports and endorses the unconstitutional \”Federal\” Reserve.
Book you might wish to read: Trust Betrayed: Inside the AARP
Regular readers of my columns know I have been writing about 9/11 for over a decade. My 9/11 archives are here; the earlier ones are on my CD.
Veterans groups vow to fight cuts in military pensions
Fox News ^ | 23 Dec 13 | Fox news
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 10:13:42 AM by SkyPilot
The Pentagon\’s top civilian says it\’s time to tame burgeoning military personnel costs, but he\’s facing a test of wills with the nation\’s powerful veterans groups, which want no cut in their benefits.
Veterans groups are fighting curbs in annual pension increases for military retirees under age 62 that are part of the new budget deal passed by Congress last week and awaiting President Barack Obama\’s signature.
The U.S. needs to prepare for a potential war with China, according to a group of defense analysts at a U.S. House armed services subcommittee hearing this week.
At the hearing, the defense analysts told the U.S. House Armed Services’ Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee that the Pentagon should begin a massive arms build-up, including additional nuclear submarines, for a possible war with China.
“Chinese leaders are ambitious and they are moving toward great power status,” Seth Cropsey, a senior fellow at the D.C.-based Hudson Institute, said according to DoD Buzz. “The U.S. is not taking this possibility as seriously as it should.”
Obama VS. the Generals
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:19:40 AM by thefactor
After a spate of news stories this summer citing tensions between President Barack Obama and his top military commanders over the possibility of U.S. intervention in Syria, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough hastened to assure the Washington Post that everything was, in fact, copacetic: The president “appreciates” candid military advice “above all else,” McDonough insisted, and has “close, and in some instances warm, relationships with his military chiefs,” as the Post put it.
Pentagon seeks way to \”zombify\” US troops
to create a drug that will allow human
beings to experience and engage in
murder and mayhem with no psychological
Obama aims ‘wrecking operation’ at military… “Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, explained right away it looked like a part of Obama’s strategy to reduce U.S. standing worldwide. “Obama is intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged,” he charged.”
Obama aims \’wrecking operation\’ at military
World Net Daily ^ | 30 October, 2013` | By F. Michael Maloof and John Griffing
Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 7:43:15 AM by Errant
WASHINGTON – President Obama is aiming a “wrecking operation” at the U.S. military, according to a former Defense Department official who was reacting to a WND report about his dismissal of nine generals and flag officers so far during his second term.
And the official was joined by hundreds of commenters who responded to the story with blasts of criticism for the president.
WND reported earlier this week that Obama this year alone has fired some nine generals and flag officers, on top of at least four similar dismissals during his first term.
Obama \’gutting military\’ by purging generals
WND ^ | 10/30/2013 | F. Michael Maloof
Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:59:50 AM by RoosterRedux
President Obama this year alone has fired some nine generals and flag officers, on top of at least four similar dismissals during his first term, suggesting that a purge may be the real reason behind the removals, which are being described as cases of personal misbehavior.
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, claims it is part of Obama’s strategy to reduce U.S. standing worldwide.
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It’s as if the Pentagon wants the Marines to dress for surrender. The controversy isn’t over a weapon or a fighting tactic. It is over the design of the hat. Apparently they want to have a unisex hat for the Marines. Why would they need to redesign the hat if both men and women wear the same design? The new design looks like they are either French police officers or in the French Foreign Legion.
I have been submitting ideas to the military since 1970 when I submitted a satellite defense system to Nixon which used charged particle beam weapons. I resubmitted the idea in 1981 to President Reagan as a part of my Presidential platform for 1992. On my cable TV program during the late 1980′s I did a series on the military in the future. In the part about the Marines I drew a weapon I call a multi-mode because it could use an electromagnetic discharge system to throw magnetized projectiles toward targets at over 10 miles per second.
Column: The militarization of U.S. police forces
Yahoo News ^ | 23 Oct 2013 | Michael Shank and Elizabeth Beavers
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:56:52 AM by mandaladon
This month, more Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles (MRAPs) have found their way from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the Main Streets of America. These are just the latest acquisitions in a growing practice by Pentagon that\’s militarizing America\’s municipal police forces.
Veteran angered at government sends \’distress call\’ to communityNW Florida Daily News ^ | 10/10/2013 | WENDY VICTORAPosted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 7:43:36 AM by markomalley
“I had to do something,” said the Air Force veteran, who is upset about the government’s treatment of veterans.DeFUNIAK SPRINGS —A retired Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam sent a “distress call” to the community Thursday morning.Edward Armbruster had his son help him turn a large American flag upside down outside his business complex on U.S. Highway 90.
0A frighteningly serious “urgent bulletin” issued earlier today.Via, upaces88 ::: I just got this in. I do want you to read this. You can delete it, or copy and paste it…but whatever you do, please read all of it:
A frighteningly serious “urgent bulletin” issued earlier today by certain sects within European government branches states that information has been received from main intelligence sources warning to expect a “radical change” in the government of the United States, possibly within the next fortnight, based on information they have received from “highly placed” sources within the the U.S. Department of Defense.
According to the bulletin, intelligence assets were notified by their Pentagon counterparts this past week that U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to invoke the powers given to him under 50 USC Chapter 13 to hold that various American States are now in a “state of insurrection.”
This will allow him to invoke the National Emergencies Act under 50 USC § 1621 and in turn invoke the highly controversial “continuity of government” plan for the United States allowing him, to rule with supreme powers.What is the “continuity of government” plan?
Obama Retreats To Secret Bunker As “Big Event” Draws Near | EUTimes.net… “…Obama was preparing to invoke the powers given to him under 50 USC Chapter 13 to hold that various American States are now in a “state of insurrection” thus allowing him to…”
A truly grim “urgent action bulletin” issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) earlier today states that the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) has received word from “highly placed” sources within the Pentagon that President Barack Obama this past week cancelled his trip to Asia and has retreated with many of his top aides to the mysterious and newly built White House bunker in preparation for what many in the world’s intelligence agencies are calling the “Big Event.”
Important to note are that these GRU sources were notified by their Pentagon counterparts last week that Obama was preparing to invoke the powers given to him under 50 USC Chapter 13 to hold that various American States are now in a “state of insurrection” thus allowing him to invoke the National Emergencies Act under 50 USC § 1621 and invoke the highly controversial “continuity of government” plan for the United States allowing him, in essence, to rule with dictatorial powers.
USMC moves to ‘crush’ defense lawyer in Micturating Marines case
weaponsman.com ^ | 1 October,2013 | Weaponsman
Posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 7:09:41 AM by marktwain
Yeah, it’s Army camo. Tell it to the Marines.
Yeah, it’s Army camo. Tell it to the Marines.
“All of the military services have been challenged to find the right balance between preserving what is unique and valuable in their traditions, while at the same time making the changes necessary to win the wars we are in and prepare for the likely future threats in the years and decades to come,” he said.
“Looking ahead, I do think it is proper to ask whether large-scale amphibious landings along the lines of Inchon [the Marine’s invasion of the Korea peninsula in 1950] are feasible.”The review, which was completed in 2011, recommended the Marines shrink the size of their force dramatically and make other cuts that would lessen their strength.
The Blaze ^ | 9/18/2013 | Sara Carter
Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:46:10 AM by sheikdetailfeather
China, Russia and even Al Qaeda, among others, all have one thing in common: They believe that unconventional warfare against America’s economy is the best way to destroy our nation without actually ever having to fire a shot.
The Military Junta Is Seizing Control –….. “Thomas Jefferson or John McCain? John Adams or Lindsey Graham? Alfred Mahan or Smedley Butler? The Pentagon or the ocean? Which one is better for defense?” | DICK.GAINES: AMERICAN! ~ LONE BLOGGER…
What is so mind boggling about the United States maintaining an empire of troops and bases around the world and spending so much money on “defense” is that America has been blessed with natural national defense.
“I can prove that it was not an airplane” that hit the Pentagon – Major General Albert N. Stubblebine | Veterans Today
By Ross Pittman
“How easy is it for you to shift your belief system from ‘I totally believe in my government’ to ‘Oh My God! What’s going on?’ That’s exactly where I went in all of this.” – Albert N. Stubblebine III
Albert StubblebineAlbert N. Stubblebine III is a retired Major General in the United States Army. He was the commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command from 1981 to 1984. In this compelling interview, Stubblemine reveals the following information (what he calls dots) about the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001:
Stubblebine initially believed the official story regarding 9/11.
Then, he saw the hole in the Pentagon. He can prove that the Pentagon was not hit by a Boeing 757. DOT.
Welcome to the United POLICE States of America: No-Knock Raids Increase 3000% MUST WATCH VIDEO | Military
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See Source“In the early nineteen eighties the Pentagon started handing out free equipment to 17,000 police agencies across the country. You’re talking about peacemakers that have turrets, assault vehicles, armors for the police officers, Kevlar helmets, assault rifles, black-hawk helicopters.
You have fifty police agencies that have black-hawk helicopters now. What’s happened is they have militarized the police and the police as some Army officers have told me is that, once you put that gear on, and some are wearing masks now by the way, which is pretty far out, that is what they do in Afghanistan, you can’t see who you are up against.
How 911 Really Happened… “Secrecy was no problem. Anyone with foreknowledge of the plan, who considered revealing the daring operation out of guilt or misgiving, would be either threatened personally, have their family threatened and have their story ridiculed and denied. After all, who in the media would have believed 9-11 before it happened? Media complicity, among top directors of the US media, was understood well in advance.”
…..The attacks were masterminded by a select few of interconnected insiders who, not surprisingly, remain in power today. Certain key members of Congress, the CIA, Mossad, Pentagon, and the White House organized the plan to perfection.
Secrecy was no problem. Anyone with foreknowledge of the plan, who considered revealing the daring operation out of guilt or misgiving, would be either threatened personally, have their family threatened and have their story ridiculed and denied. After all, who in the media would have believed 9-11 before it happened? Media complicity, among top directors of the US media, was understood well in advance.
Pentagon to deploy huge blimps over Washington, DC for 360-degree surveillance
RT ^ | 07/26/2013 | RT
Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 5:13:50 AM by TexGrill
A pair of high-tech Army blimps is coming to the greater Washington, DC area, and soon they will be able to provide the military with surveillance powers that spans hundreds of millions of acres from North Carolina to Niagara Falls, Canada.
The airships are part of Raytheon’s Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, and when all is said and done they’ll offer the United States military what the defense contractor calls “an affordable elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system” that relies on “a powerful integrated radar system to detect, track and target a variety of threats.”
Chuck Hagel warns: Troops are ‘close to the breaking point’
Politico ^ | 23 Jul 13 | PHILIP EWING
Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:20:54 PM by SkyPilot
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned on Monday that U.S. troops are “close to the breaking point,” after many deployments — and Congress risks worsening the situation if it doesn’t help the Pentagon with its budget.
“Our people are strong and resilient after 12 years of war, but they are under stress — and so are the institutions that support them,” Hagel told the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the group’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky.
GyG: Could Be The Folks Are Thinking: … Just What Have General Occifers Done For We The Sheeple Lately !!!!! ~ Hagel orders 20 percent cut in Pentagon top brass, senior civilians…
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:32:43 PM by Nachum
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that he has ordered a 20 percent cut in the number of top brass and senior civilians at the Pentagon by 2019, the latest attempt to shrink the military bureaucracy after years of heady growth. Hagel’s directive could force the Pentagon and military command staffs to shed an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 jobs.
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:32:43 PM by Nachum
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that he has ordered a 20 percent cut in the number of top brass and senior civilians at the Pentagon by 2019, the latest attempt to shrink the military bureaucracy after years of heady growth.
Hagel’s directive could force the Pentagon and military command staffs to shed an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 jobs. That’s a tiny percentage of the Defense Department’s 2.1 million active-duty troops and civilian employees, but analysts said it would be a symbolically important trimming of the upper branches of the bureaucracy, which has proved to be resistant to past
Pentagon Orders Purge of Osama Bin Laden’s Death Files from Data Bank … “The Pentagon spokesperson denied the fact that the removal of these files was to avoid the legal requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. But secretly moving the records allowed the Pentagon to tell The Associated Press that it couldn’t find any documents inside the Defense Department that AP had requested more than two years ago, and could represent a new strategy for the U.S. government to shield even its most sensitive activities from public scrutiny. New York Daily News According to the official statement, the record transfer from the Pentagon to the CIA has nothing to do with…”| Global Research
A new wave of camouflage is underway at the Pentagon and the CIA. The bin Laden “death files” contained in the Pentagon’s data bank have become the object of controversy.
Navy Vice Admiral William McRaven has been entrusted in removing these secret military files concerning the May 2011 Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s alleged hideout in Abbotabad, Pakistan from the Pentagon’s data banks.
The files of the bin Laden SEAL operation had to be removed to sustain the Big Lie. Osama was allegedly killed on the orders of the US government, despite ample evidence that he was already dead at the time of the attack:
… the US government pulled off one of the most audacious stunts of the 21st century, when on May 2nd 2011 they claimed to have killed Osama bin Laden during a Navy SEAL operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The contemptuously sloppy story spun by the US government, parroted without question by the controlled corporate media, and obligingly swallowed by a largely gullible Western public, was dubious in the extreme. (Brit Dee, Global Research, May 03, 2012)
“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of controlSalon ^ | 7-7-2013 | Radley BalkoPosted on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 8:34:35 AM by Renfield
Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces
“Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his gambling habit.Several months earlier at a local bar, Fairfax County, Virginia, detective David Baucum overheard the thirty-eight-year-old optometrist and some friends wagering on a college football game.
“To Sal, betting a few bills on the Redskins was a stress reliever, done among friends,” a friend of Culosi’s told me shortly after his death. “None of us single, successful professionals ever thought that betting fifty bucks or so on the Virginia–Virginia Tech football game was a crime worthy of investigation.” Baucum apparently did. After overhearing the men wagering, Baucum befriended Culosi as a cover to begin investigating him.
During the next several months, he talked Culosi into raising the stakes of what Culosi thought were just more fun wagers between friends to make watching sports more interesting. Eventually Culosi and Baucum bet more than $2,000 in a single day. Under Virginia law, that was enough for police to charge Culosi with running a gambling operation.
And that’s when they brought in the SWAT team.On the night of January 24, 2006, Baucum called Culosi and arranged a time to drop by to collect his winnings.
The examples pile up: Barack Obama treats veterans like dirt… “The Veterans Administration has dropped the words God and or Jesus from its funeral services for veterans. As many as 1/3 of returning veterans have been deemed mentally ill and this is being used as a pretext to take guns from veterans across the country……..” « Coach is Right
By Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
Recently, although he failed to return a Marine guard’s salute, Barack Obama later approached the Marine and “shook hands” with him had a brief conversation with him.
The follow up “handshake” part of the story was not reported and many on the Right mistakenly howled at the “insult.”This brief and otherwise meaningless “gotcha” moment allowed a half-witted liberal blogger named Charles Johnson to gloat and laugh at conservatives who had jumped on the story.
Score one for the Left. Nevertheless, the genuine insults Obama heaps on veterans each day far out-number this small minded “victory” in the Left’s war to smother the truth about how veterans are really treated by Obama. Under Obama, veterans’ claims take an average of more than six month to be processed.
Just since 2009 the number of veterans waiting for benefits has risen from 11,000 to 245,000. Some of those waiting in Comrade Obama’s cue have very serious injuries. Those waiting include 1,600 vets who have lost a limb; 156 who are blind; 177,000 with hearing loss and at least 200 who need FACE TRANSPLANTS.
Remember when under George Bush an unused wing of Walter Reed Hospital was pressed into service and its shortcomings many very serious were trumpeted by the media? The wing was closed and the problems were fixed. Conditions like that and worse are still in place but the media does nothing to trumpet this problem to protect Obama.
An ABC news inspection of Veterans Administration facilities found filthy bathrooms dirty linens; visible dried blood, patients forced to beg for food and water and some so sick from neglect they were suffering bed sores.In 2012 over 85,000 veterans were treated for sexual abuse suffered while in service. When the Washington Post pointed out these numbers the Pentagon pledged to fix the problem; but as most Obama pledges that too has gone unfulfilled.Obama charges many veterans the cost of shipping their medals to them.