News the mainstream media "forgets" to talk about

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" Gandhi

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Help Save Utah's Greater Canyonlands


When Franklin Roosevelt first proposed to protect Utah's canyon country in 1936, he envisioned a 4.5-million-acre area. But when Congress finally designated Canyonlands National Park in 1964, political pressure had whittled it down to just 257,000 acres.

Today much of the land around Canyonlands is still wild. Narrow canyons cradle endangered species like southwestern willow flycatchers and yellow-billed cuckoos. Four rivers sustain highly endangered fish and provide water to 40 million Americans. And stark geology and sacred American Indian sites reveal a deep history.

But the march of industrialization is at the doorstep. Rampant fossil fuel development, mining and uncontrolled ORV use are pushing farther and farther into these remote wildlands, threatening to rob them of their wildness.'' With the stroke of a pen, President Obama can enact long-overdue protections for this region by designating a 1.8-million-acre Greater Canyonlands National Monument -- but only if the public convinces him to do so.

Take action below -- urge Obama to fulfill Roosevelt's vision and forever protect these canyonlands.

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16617

Tell U.S. to stop opposing UN resolutions on depleted uranium


Please sign this petition:

Dear Secretary Kerry and Ambassador Power,

We, the undersigned, urge the United States government to address the toxic legacy of its depleted uranium use in Iraq.

On November 5, a new resolution on depleted uranium weaponry will be introduced to the United Nations General Assembly. While the text of this year's resolution is still being negotiated, since 2007, UN resolutions have included language affirming the need for research on the potential harmful effects of depleted uranium as well as the need for disclosure of where this weaponry has been used. The resolutions have been passed by the vast majority of the world's nations, indicating a growing global concern. Unfortunately, each year the U.S. has isolated itself by opposing these resolutions, alongside only a few other countries.

The U.S. must end its opposition to UN action on depleted uranium. It must also support clean-up of areas where it has used depleted uranium and further scientific study of the impact of these materials on people, such as the relationship of these materials to increased cancer rates and birth defects, so that proper treatment can be pursued for those who have been exposed. These actions are critical to both civilian communities in Iraq and U.S. veterans and servicemembers.

We note the renewed urgency of this matter given the current U.S. military actions in Iraq and Syria.

Sign petition HERE.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Globalization of War. Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Major military and covert intelligence operations are being undertaken simultaneously in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Far East. The US military agenda combines both major theater operations as well as covert actions geared towards destabilizing sovereign states.

The “Communist threat” of The Cold War era has been replaced by the worldwide threat of “Islamic terrorism”. Whereas Russia and China have become capitalist “free market” economies, a first strike pre-emptive nuclear attack is nonetheless contemplated.

Ironically, China and Russia are no longer considered to be “a threat to capitalism”. Quite the opposite. What is at stake is economic and financial rivalry between competing capitalist powers. The China-Russia alliance under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) constitutes a “competing capitalist block” which undermines U.S. economic hegemony.

In Asia, the U.S. has contributed under its “Pivot to Asia” to encouraging its Asia-Pacific allies including Japan, Australia, South Korea, The Philippines and Vietnam to threaten and isolate China as part of a process of “military encirclement” of China, which gained impetus in the late 1990s.

Meanwhile, war propaganda has become increasingly pervasive. War is upheld as a peace-making operation.

When war becomes peace, the world is turned upside down. Conceptualization is no longer possible. An inquisitorial social system emerges. The consensus is to wage war. People can longer think for themselves. They accept the authority and wisdom of the established social order.


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The Global war on Terror is based on Deceit. The war is a concoction that allows foreign intervention throughout the world and acts as a replacement for the Cold War. Geopolitical analyst Prof Chossudovsky pretty much nails it here in a fairly long clip indicating that western intelligence has been supporting extremists. We know this from whistleblowers like Sibel Edmonds, and mainstream news stories that mention support for 'Syrian opposition groups'. The Taliban did not attack the US on 911 if we are to believe the official story - it was Al Qaeda. The lies about Iraq's chemical weapons were delibrate. The uprising against Gaddafi in Libya was supported by the west from the beginning, as has happened in Syria. If you don't do any research ya gonna be fooled.
Geopolitics 101.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

US Cultivated, Financed ISIS - FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds


President Obama admits the rise of Islamic State was never properly addressed by the US intelligence. Vice-President of the States puts all the blame on America’s allies, saying it were they who funded jihadists. Terrorists threaten direct attacks on American soil. Is the U.S. ready to respond with more than just airstrikes? Was it really unaware of the growing threat? And were that the allies that gave a helping hand to the radicalism in Iraq and Syria? To find answers to these questions, SophieCo speaks to FBI whistleblower; Sibel Edmonds.



The US directly aided the extremists from the very beginning in Turkey, and via proxy countries. Edmonds points out that the Turks and the Saudis work very closely with the USA and that none of what is occurring, the rise of ISIS, is a surprise.

One thing to point out, it is not all western 'marketing' or 'branding' as Edmonds implied, or at least that's how it came across - there is a strong force comprising real jihadists, and sympathisers who operate with an agenda. ISIS is larger than the small highly propagandised 'Al Qaeda in Iraq' from which it grew.

I'd also prefer if Edmonds used the term 'propaganda' rather than  'marketing' which tends to sound a bit superficial. Her website is Boiling Frogs Post.

Related Info:

France's Former Foreign Minister: UK Government Prepared War in Syria Two Years Before 2011 Protests


The Covert Origins of ISIS


Who Is REALLY Behind ISIS?

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Monday, October 13, 2014

'Crossfire' Revised & Updated

The Jim Marrs interview at the bottom of this page is overflowing with evidence of a JFK conspiracy that doesn't require debating a magic bullet, which is almost all the mainstream ever wants to do on this topic.

These evidentiary points include a very compelling case that Oswald did not kill police officer J. D. Tippit, but rather was dropped off at the theater by him where 3 witnesses place Oswald at the time Tippit was killed. Killed by someone else besides Oswald (who was busy buying popcorn) as also indicated by the Tippet murder scene, which didn't indicate someone fleeing from shooting the President, but rather someone sticking around to make sure that officer Tippit was dead by shooting him in the head after already having killed him before he hit the ground with a shot to the heart.

Marrs also speaks about Photographic evidence indicating that two men who confessed to being involved in the plot to kill Kennedy that day in Dallas were indeed there in Dealey Plaza that fateful day. One of these individuals was a convicted hit man, as detailed on Wikipedia:

Charles Harrelson

Charles Voyde Harrelson (July 23, 1938 – March 15, 2007)[1] was an American organized crime figure who was convicted of assassinating federal judge John H. Wood, Jr., the first federal judge killed in the 20th century...

Allegations of involvement in the assassination of John F. Kennedy

In September 1980, Harrelson surrendered to police after a six-hour standoff in which he was reportedly "high on cocaine".[19][20] During the standoff, he threatened suicide and stated that he had killed Judge Wood and President John F. Kennedy.[19][21] In a television interview after his arrest, Harrelson said: "At the same time I said I had killed the judge, I said I had killed Kennedy, which might give you an idea to the state of my mind at the time." He said that the statements made during the standoff were "an effort to elongate my life."[22]
Joseph Chagra later testified during Harrelson's trial that Harrelson claimed to have shot Kennedy and drew maps to show where he was hiding during the assassination. Chagra said that he did not believe Harrelson's claim, and the AP reported that the FBI "apparently discounted any involvement by Harrelson in the Kennedy assassination."[23] According to Jim Marrs in 1989's Crossfire, Harrelson is believed to be the youngest and tallest of the "three tramps" by many assassination researchers.[20] Marrs stated that Harrelson was involved "with criminals connected to intelligence agencies and the military" and suggested that he was connected to Jack Ruby through Russell Douglas Matthews, a third party with links to organized crime who was known to both Harrelson and Ruby.[21]


The other individual Marr's cites in the interview as being identified in photos from Dealey plaza (claiming not to have been an active participant but having played a "bench warmer" role) is the infamous CIA agent and convicted Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt, who spilled the beans of his involvement in the plot while on his death bed. Death bed confessions are given a unique legal status as being admissible in court as more than hearsay because, as one person aptly put it, "If you are aware that you are dying, you have nothing to lose (and, for many folks) much to be gained from telling the absolute truth." Yes, it was reported that "Hunt's widow and her two children, 27-year-old Austin and 23-year-old Hollis, dismiss the brothers' story, saying it is the result of coaching an old man whose lucidity waxed and waned in his final months." However, the audio tape in question was recorded three years prior. Another family member claimed they "pressured their father for dramatic scenarios." I'm saying a family being divided on whether their loved one was not only a crook but involved in a plot that killed the president is probably pretty normal. Furthermore, as Online Journal Associate Editor Larry Chin wrote:
Would Hunt continue to tell lies on his deathbed? Perhaps. Would Hunt tell a final tall story or two, to protect himself, or perhaps deal one final slap in the face to the US government (which made him a fall guy for Watergate)? Yes. Would Hunt hide the involvement of certain individuals to whom he remained loyal, including people who are still alive? Certainly. Anything from an operative like Hunt can only be accepted with caution and healthy skepticism.
 
Nevertheless, Hunt's scenario has the ring of truth.
Each of the named names are well-known CIA and CIA-linked players exposed by many researchers and historians who have detailed the enduring connection from the Bay of Pigs and the Dallas hit to Watergate and Iran-Contra.
 
The Hunt confession vindicates generations of historians, researchers and whistleblowers who have given their lives and careers to expose the truth about Dealey Plaza...
 
Meanwhile, the criminal deceptions of the US government and its corporate media, the Warren Commission, and the dirty work of cover-up specialists such as Gerald Posner and Mark Fuhrman, and the legions of JFK assassination revisionist/theorists, deserve a final rebuke, and eternal scorn.
 
Highlighting Hunt's role
 
Although the Rolling Stone piece does not address it, the Hunt confession directly corroborates two classic investigations that previously exposed the role of Hunt. They are Mark Lane's Plausible Denial and Michael Canfield/A.J. Weberman's Coup D'Etat in America. Lane's book details how he took Hunt to court, and won a libel suit, essentially proving that the CIA murdered JFK, and that Hunt lied about his whereabouts. The investigation of Canfield and Weberman identified Hunt and Frank Sturgis as two of the three "tramps" arrested at Dealey Plaza.
 
Time has only made these investigations more relevant. More than ever, their books, and those of the JFK historians and researchers above listed, deserve to be found, read and studied.
Marrs disputes Hunt being one of the tramps, but again references photo evidence that he was there.

Evidence that Oswald had many doubles is presented in the most compelling manner I've ever heard, this includes an unclassified June 3rd, 1960 memo where former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover writes to the State Department, "Since there is a possibility that an imposter is using Oswald's birth certificate, any current information the Department of State may have concerning subject will be appreciated." This is interesting for another reason as Marrs notes in the interview and has written, "What a bombshell. We were told that nobody within the government paid much attention to Oswald, and yet here is a document showing that no less than J. Edgar Hoover personally was aware of Lee Harvey Oswald three years before the assassination, and that he had reason to suspect that someone was posing as Oswald, indicating a possible intelligence connection." The intelligence connection of an Oswald double culminates with this scenario, as outlined by a poster on the AboveTopSecret forum:
It's my understanding (from The Men Who Killed Kennedy) that when the vault was unearthed and the coffin opened for DNA testing, the head was no longer attached to the body. Sometime after the original burial, persons unknown dug up the vault and substituted the head of Harvey, which was still attached to the body at burial, with the head of Lee Harvey Oswald. When the coffin was opened, the head of LHO was found loose (unattached) along with the headless body of Harvey. This is stated as fact by the funeral director and his son who placed Harvey's body in the coffin and buried his "sealed" vault in 1963.

No mention was made of this observation by any authority. Anyone surprised???.

Of course when DNA samples were taken from the unattached head in the coffin, the mastoid scar located, it proved that the loose head inside the coffin belonged to Lee Harvey Oswald.

Therefore, the "real" Lee Harvey Oswald met his demise at some time after Harvey was murdered in the basement of the Dallas Police Department, November 24, 1963, and before the unearthment of the vault some 30 years later.

So when Harvey said he was "just a patsy", he was telling the truth.
Actual audio of the funeral director talking about the circumstances is played during the interview, as is a that of a man from a military air transport who picked up a man in Dallas he swore was Oswald after Kennedy's shooting on the day of the assassination. Also spoke of is a witneses who swore he saw Oswald being arrested behind the theatre until Marrs showed him the official footage of Oswald being ushered out the front, promoting the witness to ask, "Then who did I see?"

Marrs is asked about Oswald's widow confirming that the backyard photos of Oswald were taken by her, but he contends that they are a hoax and that she admitted to taking some photos, but not those particular ones. I think the interviewer is speaking of Jesse Ventura saying that after speaking to her for 2 and a half hours he "did get this totally verified... she took the famous photograph of Oswald holding the gun and the communist paper. She looked me right and the eye, she said 'Yes, I took that photograph. It's not doctored. It's not anything." I said why, she said 'I don't know why. Lee wanted it done." Ventura continues, "I got the impression that Lee was under instruction to get those photos taken and I believe it was all part of creating the set up. You know to create these photos of him with the gun." Marrs should consider the idea that these photos are fake is disinformation intended to muddy the waters. The case made by Ventura is compelling and just as damning.

One site promoting the idea that the pictures are fakes notes that, "The chin of the 'Oswald' in the photos seems more broader and squarish than the Oswald who was arrested in Dallas and who had a narrow, cleft chin." Getting back to the Oswald doubles idea, the difference noted about his chin could literally be because it was a different Oswald! Marrs notes family members stating Oswald had a thinner neck and different skin tone after not seeing him for awhile. Granted, these were more formative years when changes would be easier to pass off, but from what Marrs describes there were at least two and maybe six Oswalds, two of which looked very similar. Here are four examples:

Lee Harvey Oswald Lee Harvey Oswald



photographed by his brother, Robert Oswald, in Texas in
1958 and printed between pages 96-97 in Robert's book LEE, A Portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald.
when he appeared at the Cuban Consulate in Mexico City in Sept. 1963. The Cuban Government provided this photo to the HSCA.




Lee Harvey Oswald Lee Harvey Oswald




when he visited the Russian Embassy in Mexico City in Sept. 1963.  The CIA provided this photo of "Lee Harvey Oswald" to the FBI on 11/23/63.  in Dallas Police custody two days after the assassination of JFK and officer Tippit. The accused assassin was shot dead by Jack Ruby, who formerly supplied guns to Cuba.

You have one hell of an argument without debating a magic bullet when you combine this material with the other facts Marrs speaks in the interview especially those concerning the doctoring up of the Zapruder film and autopsy records to cover-up the exit wound in the back of Kennedy's head thus covering up the kill shot from the front. The latter is the subject of this little book as detailed in the related link below the interview.


That author cannot be dismissed as just as just another JFK conspiracy theorist you may notice.

An interview with Jim Marrs performed by "Dark Journalist". The interview is somewhat edited and shortened.



Related:

Proving a JFK Conspiracy Without Debating the Magic Bullet