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Watered-Down ‘Regurgitated Pulitzer Campaign’ Called ‘Top Secret America’ and ‘Blowback’ in Somalia (mp3)Posted: 27 July 2010 by Editors in International Affairs, National News, Political Science, Somalia
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Jeremy Scahill, leading journalist on the Pentagon’s military contracting, discussed the “incredibly disappointing” Washington Post series on giant system of ‘top secret’ operations of the U.S. government with AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton at Pacifica. He discussed “preparing the battlefield” operations, the WaPo as a “dumping ground” for the C.I.A. and the ‘system intended to give cover to clandestine operators in the private sector acting on behalf of the government’.
Later, Mr. Horton discussed blowback in Somalia against foreign intervention in Somali society perpetuating the horror in the Horn of Africa, giving a great summary of the recent history that led to the current state of affairs in the territory from the Bush Administration’s invasion to the Obama Administration shipping in arms, but blocking food entry. He also discussed 9/11 as blowback for Washington’s enabling of Israel’s ‘war crimes’ (25:50):
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The Pentagon’s new intelligence unit’s purpose could raise the valid question of how far the U.S. is moving toward militarized domestic databasing, but its resemblance to a ‘disestablished’ program used to spy on peace activists can reasonably confirm the program was never halted.
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The Washington Post reports the Justice Department “recommended that Congress move swiftly with legislation that would protect the government’s ability to collect a variety of business and credit card records and to monitor terrorism suspects with roving wiretaps” set to expire 31 December 09.
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How Goldman Sachs bailed out Goldman Sachs with U.S. taxpayer dollars; U.S. Justice [sic] Dept.’s effort to probe torture abuse is one to validate torture; 59% of Pakistanis view the U.S. as their biggest threat; Israel vows to not evict unlawful Israeli settlers in the West Bank; China emulating the U.K.’s Big Brother surveillance program; NYC’s racist drug war; 84-year-old Ohio woman with Alzheimer’s slammed to the pavement by cop… (more…)
Tags: 1984, Allison Little, anarchism, anti-Statism, Big Brother, Charlie Sorrel, Chris Grayling, domestic surveillance, doublethink, Ed Balls, England, Family Intervention Projects, fascism, government, human rights, INGSOC, law, libertarian, liberty, Newspeak, Orwellian, privacy, UK
The U.K.’s “Family Intervention Projects” changes the meaning of ‘Nanny State’.
Will there be a blind spot to hide a journal, at least?
Tags: 9/11, al-Qaeda, al-Qaida, bunker buster, CIA, corporatism, domestic surveillance, East Jerusalem, fascism, Federal Reserve, fiat money, France, Georgia, healthcare, Henry Sender, Iran, Israel, Leon Panetta, military industrial complex, NPT, nuclear weapons, Obama, Osama bin Laden, Pentagon, police state, Russia, South Ossetia, torture, UK, US dollar, Wall Street, West Bank
al-Qa’ida offers truce with the U.S. including no sacrifices of ‘our freedom’; U.K. seeks to mandate ‘Big Brother’ surveillance in private homes; Pentagon wants to accelerate production of new 30,000 pound ‘bunker buster’ bomb; Wall St. ‘reaping outsized profits’ from the Federal [sic] Reserve; Israel steals homes from 50 Palestinians for Jewish settlers and more… (more…)
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Clinton is threatening U.K. if doesn’t continue to bury evidence of C.I.A. torture; Eric Holder shouldn’t have passed his first semester of law school; C.P.D. backtracking on its “deadly force” policy announcement; “Land reform” is a global heist with more guns than any other; Senior U.S. military adviser: Get out of Iraq; H.R. 1207 up to 271 co-sponsors; and more… (more…)