8/25 Revealingly Disingenuous Neoliberal Letter to HRW

Re: Open Letter to Kenneth Roth
Why has Human Rights Watch Fallen Silent on Honduras?http://www.counterpunch.com/hylton08242009.html

How revealingly characteristic and disingenuous ... impossible for these neoliberal intellectuals to be unaware of HRW's role as a major pillar of U.S. / Israel / Soros NGO imperialist 'soft power' worldwide -- including recent US destabilization efforts in Iran.

Documented evidence and analyses from official as well as anti-imperialist / anti-zionists sources is widely available --- some included below -- much more available at

Michael J. Zwiebel is Director of Range Infrastructure and Investments, U.S. Army Developmental Test Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Wilkes University, an M.A. in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. reprinted by permission of the AWC and the author.
When one thinks of sovereign state power, the first thought is likely that of military capabilities. but the sovereign state has many instruments of power available to it, including diplomatic, informational, military, and economic (DiMe) instruments. in Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics, Joseph Nye, a former assistant secretary of Defense for international
security affairs and a recognized expert on international affairs and the effects of soft power, provides some useful observations on power and its relationship to the sovereign state. Power, Nye says, is “the ability to influence the behavior of others to get the outcomes you want.”2 Influence can be accomplished through forceful means, or hard power, such as military action or economic restrictions. Nye then describes an alternate source of power: soft power. He explains that soft power uses attraction to “get the outcomes you want without the tangible threats or payoffs.”3

8/19 Bipartisan Effort for Plan to Fuck Over Healthcare Even Worse & Other Vital Info from Manuel Garcia

Manuel's collection offers more evidence, if anyone still needs more, of the mighty electoral trap we need to escape from to make any real changes! liz

Funny because it's sad, and true
MG, Jr.

"That's what America is all about"
Congress Deadlocked Over How To Not Provide Health Care
August 18, 2009 | Issue 45•34

Leaders on both sides of the aisle try to hammer out an agreement on fucking over Americans.

WASHINGTON—After months of committee meetings and hundreds of hours of heated debate, the United States Congress remained deadlocked this week over the best possible way to deny Americans health care."Both parties understand that the current system is broken," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Monday. "But what we can't seem to agree upon is how to best keep it broken, while still ensuring that no elected official takes any political risk whatsoever. It’s a very complicated issue."...

8/17 'Healthcare' Costs & Benefits'? Insurance Industry Wins; 'Save' by Doubling Drug Costs; New 'Military Mental Healthcare'

"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." 
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda

digest note:
Taking 'Healthcare' Out of Capital Crisis Context : the class dialectics of cost & benefits
What can the ruling class do when an awakening, angry public opposes not just a predatory profit-making / care-cutting 'healthcare overhaul', but sever the 'reform' from U.S. bipartisan 'national security' agenda requiring the finance capital bailout being bled from working and oppressed peoples and nations worldwide ?

1. remove single payer system from the 'table'
2. redefine socialism without its actual class basis so that the dictatorship of capitalist dictatorship becomes 'socialist' when convenient - never
when 'socializing' debt to privatize profits
3. bury info. revealing actual capitalist promoters & beneficiaries, 'media-ate' propaganda to frame all opposition as pro -status quo, spearheaded by racist
anti-obama republican/far right fringe
4. toss a few Secret Service/DHS approved gun-toting guys into 'town forums' mix, reinforcing 'redneck' nature of opposition to the 'reform' while scoring
with 'NRA type' conservatives [as the disarming capitalist state classifies all who defend the right to own guns]

...The fate of health care is inextricably linked to the economy. It is a test of the administration’s competence: if they can’t get a stimulus right, how do you expect them to overhaul 17 percent of the nation’s economy? It also forms the perception [SIC] of the financial climate for any other measures....

8/11 Clinton Confesses Support for Iran 'Protesters'; New Made-in-USA Iraq 'Civil War'; Africom Menace; Dead Men Talking

digest: Clinton Confesses what most of the world knows and u.s. apologists deny

Clinton: US Supported Iran Protesters ‘Behind the Scenes’
Sun. August 9, 2009
In an interview August 10, 2009, on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria [http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0908/09/fzgps.01.html] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that while the US didn’t want to come out too publicly in favor of the protesters in the wake of Iran’s disputed June elections, the State Department was “doing a lot” behind the scenes to support the opposition. Secretary Clinton said it was a difficult situation because there was concern that US backing might lead Iran’s leaders “to use us to unify the country against the protesters.” Still, she insists the State Department “were doing a lot to really empower the protesters”... “Now, behind the scenes, we were doing a lot,” said Clinton, noting that the State Department had urged the social networking service, Twitter, to postpone a planned maintenance shutdown, so that it remained available for use by Iranians....
The exact extent to which the US has funded, and continues to fund, Iran’s opposition will likely never be known, but in the midst of the June rallies the Obama Administration did move to provide millions of dollars in grants to dissident factions, suggesting Clinton’s concern to keep the action “behind the scenes” was far from universal....
Clinton added the US doubted Iran was going to enter into talks about its nuclear program, and suggested the US was going to “take stock” of the offer in September, insisting the US isn’t going to continue waiting for a reply....

8/6/ Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Global Terror Today -Renamed Again; What Enlightenment?

POLL: Americans back use of atomic bombs in WW11
A majority of Americans surveyed believe dropping atomic bombs on Japan during World War II was the right thing to do...

The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today
By John Pilger
06/08/08 "ICH"
...The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a criminal act on an epic scale. It was premeditated mass murder that unleashed a weapon of intrinsic criminality. For this reason its apologists have sought refuge in the mythology of the ultimate "good war", whose "ethical bath", as Richard Drayton called it, has allowed the west not only to expiate its bloody imperial past but to promote 60 years of rapacious war, always beneath the shadow of The Bomb.

The most enduring lie is that the atomic bomb was dropped to end the war in the Pacific and save lives. "Even without the atomic bombing attacks," concluded the United States Strategic Bombing Survey of 1946, "air supremacy over Japan could have exerted sufficient pressure to bring about unconditional surrender and obviate the need for invasion. Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts, and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that ... Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated."

8/2/9 Science v Religion: Irreconcilable Difference; Predatory Urges, Plastic Brains;Will It Rain if You Pray? Creationist Trash

digest note:
While there is absolutely an 'irreconcilable difference' between science and religion -- between reality and superstition -- as the authors below explore, politics { e.g. which class rules] commands science and all spheres of society. Late stage U.S. capitalist-zionist science, built on genetic / biological reductionist phallacies (pun intended) reflects and serves the geostrategic global domination of the bipartisan capitalist ruling class.

Science in the hands of the world's working and oppressed peoples and nations, a critical component of all-round revolutionary struggle to unleash our consciousness and ability to bury this killer political-economic system, will be based on philosophical materialism to grasp the world as it is in order to change it - not on the disabling metaphysical idealism that ennables oppressors to obscure and deny the truth, reality and keep us in servitude.


Irreconcilable Differences: The Myth of Compatibility between Science and Religions
by George Ricker / July 30th, 2009
It is one of the great debates of our time, the ongoing argument between those who maintain that, ultimately, science and religions are compatible and those who claim they are not. There have been books, blogs, online debates, opinion columns, such as this demurral called “God and Science Don’t Mix” by Lawrence Krauss in a recent Wall Street Journal. Various foundations, such as the Templeton Foundation, which was created to promote the affirmative view, and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, which seems favorably inclined to the affirmative view as well, have conducted symposia on the subject. For instance, the Pew Forum’s latest offering in the debate was titled “Religion and Science: Conflict or Harmony?”1

7/29 "U.S. Does Not Invade Sovereign Countries"; "Homegrown Terrorists" Pretext; Iran's "Green Wave"; NY's Mocha Revolution

Mullen: "U.S. Does Not Invade Sovereign Countries"
Daily Times Monitor
US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen on Thursday said he believed the top leadership of Al Qaeda, including Osama Bin Laden, was in Pakistan. Talking to Al Jazeera TV, Mullen said Al Qaeda was on top of the US list of priorities and threats around the world. When asked why the United States was not in FATA despite having the knowledge that Al Qaeda was present there, he said, "Because FATA is in Pakistan an d Pakistan is a sovereign country and we don’t go into sovereign countries."...We have trainers there... to train their trainers, which is [an] ongoing support function that is actually moving in the right direction," adding that some of the US troops were special forces and some were general purpose troops http://dailytimes.com.pk/ "A New [ aka U.S.] Voice for Pakistan"


Why this old news now?
continuity here too...in the name of 'national security'
Breaking News Alert
Bush Weighed Using Military in U.S. Arrests

7/26/09 Legal immunity for swine flu vaccine makers, F. William Engdahl + compilation of other H1N1 Info Resources

Seattle volunteers sought to test swine-flu vaccine
Seattle will be one of eight U.S. cities to test a new vaccine for swine flu, just ahead of the anticipated fall return of a novel virus that triggered a global pandemic alert in the spring

'We have to prepare for the worst.' U.S. panel prepares to OK swine flu vaccine trials The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to help rush through approval of new vaccine to fight foment the pandemic H1N1 virus, promising to watch closely bad effects from the immunization, officials said on Thursday. The FDA said it would help companies design ways to quickly test experimental versions of the vaccine. [See: Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers 17 Jul 2009 Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, government health officials said Friday.]

Swine flu spreads; health officials plan vaccines 24 Jul 2009 Global health officials stepped up efforts to prepare for quick vaccination 'against' the H1N1 pandemic virus, saying on Friday it appeared now to be affecting older age groups spared earlier in the pandemic. WHO said vaccination against H1N1 might start in weeks, even though clinical trials to test the safety, efficacy and needed dosage of H1N1 vaccines have barely started. [See: Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu --Vaccine contains squalene and gp120 By Dr. Russell Blaylock 07 Jul 2009.]
CLG Pandemic Action Alerts page:

7/22 Capitalist Critical Care; "The Iranian People Have Not Spoken"; U.S. Silent on Honduran Resistance;

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience
Albert Camus, French novelist, essayist, and playwright 1913-1960

Henry Kissinger in BBC interview called the Iran upheaval a "color revolution"

An Open Letter to the Anti-War Movement: How Should We React to the Events in Iran?
by Phil Wilayto
The "Iranian people" have not spoken.

"Iran's leaders have been worried about a color revolution, on the model of Georgia or Ukraine. Guess what? It's happening."
Washington Post

u.s.-israel good-cop-bad-cop escalation
US Will Take 'Crippling Action' if Iran Becomes Nuclear, says Clinton
By Julian Borger
Hillary Clinton today signaled a significant shift in US foreign policy by discussing publicly how a nuclear-armed Iran could be contained in the Middle East..."We... have made it clear that we'll take actions, as I've said time and time again, crippling action working to upgrade the defences of our partners in the region," Clinton told Thai television. "We want Iran to calculate what I think is a fair assessment: that if the United States extends a defence umbrella over the region, if we do even more to develop the military capacity of those (allies) in the Gulf, it is unlikely that Iran will be any stronger or safer because they won't be able to intimidate and dominate as they apparently believe they can once they have a nuclear weapon." ... Israel's minister of intelligence and atomic energy, Dan Meridor: "I was not thrilled to hear the American statement...that they will protect their allies with a nuclear umbrella, as if they have already come to terms with a nuclear Iran. I think that's a mistake,http://informationclearinghouse.info/article23120.htm

7/20 Dismantling Pakistan; 'Taleban' Resistance; Iran's U.S, 'democracy' Site; IDF's Social Networking; Fla.Juvie StateTerror

"...terrorism’ is a floating signifier attached at will to Western enemies... The vagueness and inconsistency of its definition is key to its political usefulness... for those rejecting U.S. domination and fighting to free themselves from U.S.-Israel occupation."
Eqbal Ahmad, Pakistani scholar

Dismantling Pakistan, Quagmire of Imperial Slavery
By Talha Mujaddidi in Pakistan. Axis of Logic
July 18, 2009
...Pakistan is now in the midst of a brutal assault led by the U.S./Zionist... global imperialists. Aiding them in their enterprise are CIA, RAW (Indian Intel), Mossad, and MI6. They are targeting the complete destabilization of Pakistan, the destruction and dismantling of Pakistan’s nuclear program, control of oil, gas, and mineral rich, strategically-located Baluchistan, and North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan. The Indians are in it for their old Bharatmata (Greater India) plan of making Pakistan their satellite state.

Death Squads, Divisions and Supporting Terrorism
The complex power game that is going on right now in NWFP is based on some key methods and objectives:
Assassination: The CIA is using the same tactics that Negroponte used earlier in Honduras and Nicaragua, and then later in Iraq. These include the creation of local death squads and militias who kill one another and those listed for assassination by the CIA. (refer to Jeremy Scahill’s bestseller. 'Blackwater’).

Dividing to conquer: Different tribes and sub-tribes in Tribal areas of Pakistan are being set against one another and against the Pakistan Army. General McChrystal (former JSOC commander) has taken over command in Afghanistan, where Negroponte’s methods are being used again but they will not succeed as they did in Iraq. The Soviets have failed, using such tactics before when they were trying to suppress the mujahedeen.

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