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11/23 Signs of What's Coming: U.S., Afghanistan, Pakistan, Asia & Africa: Critical Thinking & Action Urgent

Critical Thinking Amid the Elation  
by Shannon Joyce Prince
"Obama is hiding imperialism, neo-liberalism, and corporatism behind the language of progressivism." 
"It's one thing for masses of white people to assume that racism is 90% over. It's another for a black man, Obama, to tell them this is so."
Obamist sections of the Left seem to believe it "doesn't matter who Obama is, what he does, says, or stands for - he represents hope and change and that's good enough." Some folks are simply misinformed, and therefore blissful. "Many of the people that danced in the streets haven't taken the time to do any research on Obama, so part of their euphoria is based on ignorance." One is expected to partake in the party. "Those who castigate folks for not being appropriately jubilant at Obama's election are insisting that blacks content themselves, in perpetuity, with symbolism instead of real change."    Read more: http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&...

WHO'S BEHIND 'PROGRESSIVE' IMPERIALIST AGENDA? HINT: 'HUMANITARIAN' HEDGE FUND BILLIONAIRE & NGO KING (see below}
Soros-Funded "Premier Progressive" Democratic Think-Tank CAP Becomes Obama Policy Font
By Edwin Chen

11/21 Dems.Now Warn US; "Intelligence Policy to Stay Largely Intact"; Dems. Approve Iraq Occupation Extension

"Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization."
Zbigniew Brzezinski

Obama Camp Pulls Issue Pages From Transition Site
By Michael Falcone
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/11/obama-campaign-pulls-issue...
Keen observers have noticed that the issues pages of the official Obama-Biden transition Web site, change.gov, recently went missing and were replaced by a general statement of priorities.
A spokesman for the Obama transition team, Nick Shapiro, who has been fielding inquiries about the disappearance, said that they are “retooling” the site, but did not elaborate further.
When it went live last week, the transition Web site included a detailed agenda section with pages for “Revitalizing the Economy,” “Ending the War in Iraq” and “Providing Health Care for All,” among others. Now, those pages are nowhere to be found.

11/15 War Warnings Update; Obama's CFR Crew; Brzezinski Cautions Against Change Expectations; "Soft Power Re-branding"

“We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
David Rockefeller, 1994 Statement to the United Nations Business Council

TIMELY NEW U.S. PRE-G20 'al qaeda' TERROR THREATS

C.I.A. Chief Says Qaeda Is Extending Its Reach

11/13/08 Fair Warnings, Part 2: Propaganda, Communications & Surveillance

WILL OBAMA DECONSTRUCT THE EXISTING STATE-CORPORATE FASCIST PROPAGANDA-COMMUNICATIONS-SURVEILLANCE INFRASTRUCTURE?

US plans to 'fight the net' revealed
By Adam Brookes
BBC Pentagon correspondent
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4655196.stm
A newly declassified document called "Information Operations Roadmap" 2003 signed by Donald Rumsfeld, gives a glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.
Bloggers beware....

'Thought Crime Bill' author up for position in Obama Administration
11/10/2008
Jane Harman (D - CA) is reportedly on President-Elect Barack Obama's shortlist for a variety of positions in his upcoming administration including CIA director, Director of National Intelligence, and Secretary of Homeland Security. [Harman] slipped the Violent Radicalisation and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act (HR 1955) on a "suspension calendar for non-controversial bills," making the innocuous bill pass effortlessly though the House. In October of 2007, several special interest groups and non-governmental bodies addressed Harman and the House Committee Homeland Security in a briefing entitled "Use of the Internet by Terrorists." The round table discussion was to gain congressional support for S. 1959, the Senate version of The Violent Radicalisation and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act....

“Unless a way of intervening in the radicalization process can be found, we are condemned to stepping on cockroaches one at a time.”
Social Repression and Internet Surveillance
H. Res. 1695, 1955 & S.1959
By Nikki Alexander
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18998.htm

11/11/08 'Fair' Warnings: Marking Changing Words & Actions: part 1

"The Negro youth and moderate[s] must be made to understand that if they succumb to revolutionary teachings, they will be dead revolutionaries."
J. Edgar Hoover,FBI Chief, re: COINTELPRO  against the Black Panther Party

“People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.”
James Baldwin Biography

Capitalist "Manifest Destiny" an amerikan constant
“The United States must cultivate a mental view toward world settlement after this war which will enable us to impose our own terms, amounting perhaps to a pax- americana.”
U.S. Department of State - Source: Minutes S-3 of the Security Subcommittee, Advisory Committee on Postwar Foreign Policy, 6 May, 1942, Notter File, Box 77, Record Group 59, Records of the Department of State, National Archives, DC.

Can you trust this man?
"There's been much attention in the press about the fact that those who were left behind in New Orleans were disproportionately poor and African American. I've said publicly that I do not subscribe to the notion that the painfully slow response of FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security was racially-based. The ineptitude was colorblind."
9/5/05 Obama
www.blackcommentator.com/298/298_st_righteous_cause_printer_friendly.htm...

*a new right - on - time pretext for the threatened "generated international crisis" pretext for more extreme fascist measures....
OSAMA bin Laden is planning an attack against the United States that will "outdo by far" September 11, an Arab newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi in London has reported....

11/7/8 What Have We Learned? From Palestine. to the Congo "Borders are for Sissies"

"If voting could change anything it would be illegal "
 Russell Means
video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-17192464717026682&q=russell+means&total=129&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0
 

"They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. That is too much, even for a joke."
Eugene Victor Debs

"Liberty is not for these slaves; I do not advocate inflicting it against their conscience. On the contrary, I am strongly in favor of letting them crawl and grovel all they please before whatever fraud or combination of frauds they 'choose' to venerate...Our whole practical government is grounded in mob psychology and.. the Boobus Americanus will follow any command that promises to make him safer."
H. L. Menchen
 

"There never was an idea stated that woke men out of their stupid indifference but its originator was spoken of as a crank."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894) American Poet, "Over the Teacups", 1891

USA'S NEW BATTLE HYMN
"Red, white and true blue With newfound patriotism, Seattleites want to wave the flag."
Seattle P.I.

The Obama '08 Phenomenon: What Have We Learned?
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&...
"This generation will have to learn from damn near scratch what a real social movement looks like."

11/1 Fools Foiled Again: A Dance of Deception: For Better or Worse? How Do You Explain a "Lesser Evil" to an Afghani Child

digest commentary: FOOLS FOILED IN THE ELECTORAL DANCE OF DECEPTION:
ELECTORAL POLITICS PROVIDES THE ILLUSION OF CHOICE AND PERSONAL POWER IN EXCHANGE FOR LOYALTY TO THE WORLD DOMINATOR #1 SYSTEM.
BUT THE DANCE HAS ANOTHER CRITICAL, LESS OBVIOUS FUNCTION: MOVING A CAPTIVE MOB IN THE DESIRED DIRECTION. RECALL HOW CLINTON'S ADMIN. PUSHED THE DEMOCRAT PARTY EVER FURTHER RIGHT ---INITIATING THE 'IRAQ LIBERATION COMMITTEE", DROPPING BOMBS AND MILLIONS FROM WELFARE ALL TO COOL SAX PSYWAR TUNES? OBAMA - BIDEN DOES THE SAME DANCE, SET-UP BY THE MC CAIN -PALIN FOIL. CHARGES OF 'ANTI-AMERICANISM' & 'SOCIALISM', ETC. HAVE 'DEMANDED' OBAMA'S INCREASINGLY REACTIONARY POSITIONS IN THE NAME OF WINNING. CREATING A FAKE CLASH-OF-OPPOSITES KEEPS FOOLS FOILED AND ENTHRALLED...IN IMPERIALISM.

10/31/08 Top Guns Shed Light on Biden / Powell International Crisis Predictions: Who's Most Afraid of Who in this World?

False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news
Adrienne Rich

note: SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE APPARENTLY BIZARRE BIDEN & POWELL PREDICTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL CRISIS...AND FURTHER REVEALING THE GROWING DEPTHS, DESPERATION AND VULNERABILITY OF U.S. CAPITALIST-IMPERIALISM

THE WAR SECRETARY OBAMA WANTS TO RETAIN

Gates Says Long-Term Safety of Nuclear Weapons Is “Bleak“: the nuclear stockpile is getting old. sensitive parts don't last forever...the US has not built a new nuclear weapon since 1992.
http://www.news25.us/dsp_story.cfm?storyid=9455&RequestTimeout=500

Gates Gives Rationale for Expanded Deterrence
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Tuesday that the United States would hold “fully accountable” any country or group that helped terrorists to acquire or use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.The statement was the Bush administration’s most expansive yet in trying to articulate a vision of deterrence for the post-Sept. 11 world. It went beyond the cold war notion that a president could respond with overwhelming force against a country that directly attacked the United States or its allies with unconventional weapons.

10/28 U.S. v. "Foreign Fighters": "Expansive Definition": U.S. Wars Now "Self-Defense"; CIA Drones Kill 20 in Pakistan

digest: THE NYT EXPLAINS: UNPROVOKED U.S. MILITARY ATTACKS ON SOVEREIGN NATIONS NO LONGER CONSTITUTE WAR ACCORDING TO 'EXPANSIVE DEFINITION OF SELF-DEFENSE" ---- WHEN IT'S U.S.-ISRAEL AGAINST "SUSPECTED TERRORISTS". WE SHOULD SUPPORT SUCH NOT-WARS-NOW WITH PAVLOVIAN REACTIONS WHENEVER U.S. SAYS 'AL QAEDA' - 'NATIONAL SECURITY'. AND APPROVE NOT--WAR AGAINST WHATEVER COUNTRIES U.S. DECLARES "UNGOVERNED SPACES". GOOD PATRIOTS WILL 'GET' THE VAST 'LEGAL' DISTINCTION UNDERLYING THESE NO-MORE-WARS BETWEEN CIA OPS, U.S. MILITARY OPS. 'SPECIAL FORCES COMMANDO OPS

[note:Even the army apparently is not quite up to speed on emerging - definitions, announcing U.S. military helicopters carried the now-non-US military special forces "self-defense" attack on Syria]

US special forces launch rare attack inside Syria - U.S. Army
U.S. military helicopters launched an extremely rare attack Sunday on Syrian territory close to the border with Iraq, killing eight people in a strike the government in Damascus condemned as "serious aggression."A U.S. military official said the raid by special forces ... "We are taking matters into our own hands," the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.
The attack came just days after the commander of U.S. forces in western Iraq said American troops were redoubling efforts to secure the Syrian border, which he called an "uncontrolled" gateway for fighters entering Iraq The U.S. military in Baghdad did not immediately respond to a request for comment after Sunday's raid
http://beltwayblips.com/story/us_special_forces_launch_rare_attack_insid...

U.S. Officials Confirm Commando Raid on Syria
...The timing was startling, not least because American officials had praised Syria in recent months for its efforts to halt traffic across the border.

10/27 WAR: U.S.Attacks Syria, and Pakistan Again; Mitigation Myth; Biden: Prepare for Deeply Unpopular Decisions

U.S. EXPANDS STATE TERROR WAR

U.S. official confirmed attack by Special Forces to NBC's Richard Engel -- "al qaeda" the usual pretext

DEBKAfile’s military sources report: This was not the first US military incursion of Syria. Previous US strikes on Syrian soil in 2004 and 2005 targeted al Qaeda exit points to Iraq and involved bombardments and clashes with Syrian border units. These US attacks were discontinued for three years. Sunday’s operation was an extension of the US-Iraqi offensive to purge the northern Iraqi town of Mosul and northern Syria of al Qaeda elements, the jihadists’ last two strong bastions in the region.
According to eye witnesses, 8 US troops dropped by at least 2 helicopters stormed a farm house in Sukkariya and killed 8 people before flying back to Iraq. Damascus announced it held US forces responsible for “this aggression and all its repercussions.” It called on the Iraqi government to launch an immediate investigation into “this serious violation and prevent the use of Iraqi territory for aggression against Syria."...
DEBKAfile’s political sources note that the northern Syrian operation bears strongly on the US presidential campaign 10 days before voting. Both candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain, will no doubt comment and if the attacks continue and meet with Syrian reprisal, they could become a focal campaign theme.[digest: apparently candidates not yet authorized to speak]

US cross-border incursions from Afghanistan drones firing missiles at Taliban and al Qaeda havens in Pakistan are ongoing. The latest attack took place Sunday night killing up to 20 insurgents.
http://debka.org/headline.php?hid=5676

Pakistan: Another Suspected U.S. missile strike reported
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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