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Fighting Continues After Georgia-Russia Peacetalks


both sides ignore peacetalks… this is going to be a long week…
Russia Announces War Halt; Fighting Continues

Wired
August 12, 2008

Russian President Medvedev announced a halt to his country’s military operation in Georgia. But there are reports of continued bombings. And he said that Russian troops are still cleared to “eliminate” any enemy remaining in the contested region of South Ossetia.

The AP reports that “hours before the Russian announcement, Russian forces bombed the crossroads city of Gori and launched an offensive in the part of separatist Abkhazia still under Georgian control, sending in 135 military vehicles – including tanks – and tightening the assault on the beleaguered nation.” In Poti, a port city in western Georgia, a New York Times correspondent heard bombs falling around an hour after Mr. Medvedev’s statement.

Russian defense official Anatoly Nogovitsyn tells the Times that Russian military actions could continue. “If you receive the order to cease fire, this would not mean that we would stop all operations, including reconnaissance operations,” he said.

 

Russia Prepares for Naval Blockade of Georgia, Bombs Major Oil Supplier to the West

Kommersant
August 12, 2008

Ships are grouping in the Black Sea near the Georgian aquatic border. A unnamed naval source has said that the move is necessary to prevent arms deliveries to Georgia by sea. He added that the naval blockade of Georgia will help avoid escalation of military actions in Abkhazia. Radio station Echo of Moscow reports that several Georgian Internet publications have confirmed that the Russian Black Sea fleet is regrouping.
Witnesses say that several Georgian military vessels attempted to approach the coast of Abkhazia. The Interfax correspondent in Sukhumi reports that the Georgian attempt was countered by the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which opened preventative fire. The Interfax information was confirmed by enforcement bodies in Abkhazia.

Apparently, after Georgian forces were repulsed from Tskhinvali, air connections with Georgian were broken and Georgian military activity was suppressed and Russia began economic suppression.

Georgia in the meantime is accusing Russia of attempting to blow up the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. Georgian Minister of Economic Development Ekaterina Sharashidze stated that Russian Air Force planes attacked the pipeline, but missed their target. “That makes it clear that the targets of the Russian military were not only Georgian economic objects, but international objects on Georgian territory,” she said. Reports were received throughout the day that Russian military planes struck targets in Georgia, however, they were military, not economic.

The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline runs a total of 1768 km., of which 443 km. stretches through Azerbaijan, 249 km. through Georgia and 1076 km. through Turkey. Construction of the pipeline began in 2003 and it began to pump oil on May 18, 2005. About 1 million barrels of oil per year are pumped through the pipeline. Construction of the pipeline cost $4 billion, not counting the filling of the pipeline, financial servicing or interest costs. The shareholders in the pipeline are BP (30,1%), AzBTC (25%), Chevron (8,9%), StatoilHydro (8,71%), ТРАО (6,53%), ENI (5%), Total (5%), Itochu (3,4%), Inpex (2,5%), ConocoPhillips (2,5%) and Hess (2,36%).

 

Georgia resumes shelling of S. Ossetia, troops shooting refugees after call for peacetalks

Russia Today
August 11, 2008

Authorities in South Ossetia say Georgian troops have shelled the road being used for evacuating people from the conflict zone, according to Russian Interfax news agency. Attacks are continuing in the South Ossetian region, despite claims from Georgia that it was imposing a ceasefire.

There have been several explosions in the South Ossetian capital, Tskhinvali, after it came under a renewed shelling attack. Several Russian troops have been wounded.

It said that Russian forces have shot down a Georgian military plane in South Ossetia in the area around Eredvi.

Russian humanitarian aid has begun to arrive in the breakaway region’s capital.

Tskhinvali is back under peacekeepers’ control, as Russian troops disarm Georgians, who still remain in the city.

Moscow is sending more troops to South Ossetia. And military investigators have already started working in Tskhinvali to collect evidence of war crimes.

1600 civilians are thought to have died in South Ossetia. 15 Russian peacekeepers were killed with 70 others were wounded. Georgia claims 50 of its troops have been killed, and around 300 wounded.

 

Russian news agencies report sunken Georgian ship

Washington Times
August 10, 2008

Russian news agencies say the Defense Ministry is claiming to have sunk a Georgian missile boat that was trying to attack Russian navy ships in the Black Sea.

Russia’s Defense Ministry refused to comment on the Sunday reports to The Associated Press and Georgian officials could not immediately be reached.

If confirmed, the incident could mark a serious escalation of the fighting between Russia and Georgia over the separatist Georgian province of South Ossetia.

“Georgian missile patrol boats today made two attempts to attack Russian military ships. The Russian ships opened fire in response and as a result, one of the Georgian ships carrying out the attack was sunk,” the ITAR-Tass news agency quoted a ministry spokesman as saying.

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Russian Forces Capture Military Base in Georgia
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/w..=world&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Live webcam from Tbilisi
http://tvali.ge/index.php?action=cameras

Neocons Call For U.S. To Launch War Against Russia
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/08/11/neocon-russia-war/

Georgia: America admits it has few options for dealing with Russia-Georgia war
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new..ns-for-dealing-with-Russia-Georgia-war.html

Georgian minister: We won’t cede to Russians
http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/C..tPreview/1,2506,L-3580432,00.html

Swarms of Russian jets bomb Georgian targets
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92G35OO0&show_article=1

Bush Warns Russia To Pull Back
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92GC5G80&show_article=1

Cheney: Russian Offensive Will Not Go Unanswered
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92GC5G80&show_article=1

Ukraine threatens to bar Russian warships
http://www.reuters.com/article/asiaCrisis/idUSLA480092

Georgia Overrun By Russian Troops
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news..ssian-troops-scale-ground-invasion-begins.html

Tbilisi civilian airport hit in Russian air strike
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/2008081..etia-runway-bd5ae06.html

McCain warns Russians of “severe, long-term negative consequences”
http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20080811/pl_politico/19061_1

US military surprised by speed, timing of Russia military action
Israelis in Georgia warn of impending disaster
Operation Dagestan
Zbig: Russian Invasion Like Stalin’s Invasion Of Finland

 



Georgia Started War by Shelling South Ossetian Capital

Georgia Started War by Shelling South Ossetian Capital

Press TV
August 10, 2008

Tensions between the former Soviet republic of Georgia and Russia erupted into full-scale war on 7 August, leaving thousands of civilians dead and turning dozens of thousands more into refugees.

The conflict in South Ossetia has great strategic importance because it involves one of the United States’ staunch allies and Russia, a re-emerging superpower with vast energy reserves that is showing growing eagerness to defend its interests on the international stage.

President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia said that his country was acting to restore peace in the Caucasus and protect its citizens and peacekeepers who had come under Georgian attack in South Ossetia.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Georgia of utilizing massive violence with the aim of making the Ossetian population flee.

“We are receiving reports that a policy of ethnic cleansing was being conducted in villages in South Ossetia, the number of refugees is climbing, the panic is growing, people are trying to save their lives,” said Lavrov.

Russian counteroffensive expelled Georgian forces from the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, after four days of heavy fighting. Georgia’s military defeat was already clear and sure at that time.

Read Full Article Here

 

American in Java, South Ossetia confirms first-strike was from Georgia

 

Putin accuses Georgia of genocide

Press TV
August 10, 2008

Russian Premier Vladimir Putin arrived in the capital of North Ossetia, and called Georgia’s acts in South Ossetia a species of “genocide”.

While in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia, Putin said, “The actions of the Georgian leadership in South Ossetia are a crime and foremost they are a crime against their own people because a deadly blow has been delivered to the territorial integrity of Georgia, which brings massive damage to its national identity.”

Putin continued, “It’s hard to imagine after all that had happened and after all that is still happening they’ll be able to convince South Ossetia to be part of Georgia.”

The impact of what he saw led him to call for an investigation into alleged acts of genocide by Georgian forces during their offensive against South Ossetia, AFP reported.

Putin told President Dmitry Medvedev in comments that were broadcast on Sunday on Russian television that the incidents that were described by the refugees, “lie beyond the framework of understanding of military actions.”

He continued by saying, “In my opinion they are already elements of some kind of genocide of the Ossetian people. I think it would be correct if you instruct the military prosecutor to document all such incidents.”

In response to Putin’s statement, Medvedev said that he would issue the order and vowed to bring criminal charges against those who were responsible.

He had originally arrived in Vladikavkaz to hold talks with evacuees and officials and had changed his travel plans in order to see at first hand what was being done to assist the war refugees from South Ossetia, Russia Today reported.

Putin also discussed an aid package to help North Ossetia cope with the influx of refugees by announcing that the Russian government was planning to assign about USD 400m for the reconstruction of South Ossetia.

 

Georgia’s Betrayal and Censorship of it’s Citizens

 

After Georgia pulled-out of South Ossetia, Russian planes continued bombing raids

 

Conflict Between Russia and the US in the Caucasus

Strategic Culture Foundation
August 10, 2008

Upon his arrival to Vladikavkaz from Beijing on August 9, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that Georgia had committed a crime against its own people, dealt a blow to its own territorial integrity, and caused a tremendous damage to its statehood. He also said that under the circumstances it was hard to imagine how South Ossetia would now be convinced to become a part of Georgia as the Georgian aggression, which was a crime against the Ossetian people, had led to numerous fatalities among the civilian population and to a humanitarian catastrophe. Subsequently V. Putin described the drama in South Ossetia as genocide while visiting a refugee camp in the Alagir district.

Thus, V. Putin has thoroughly assessed the recent developments from the political and legal standpoints. Russia will provide the entire necessary assistance to South Ossetia at the initial phase of the crisis relief. V. Putin pledged that the refugees would be able to return to their homeland and declared that Russia would contribute 10 bn rubles to rebuild Tskhinvali as the first step.

Russian President D. Medvedev said he would instruct the military prosecutor to document the crimes against civilians in South Ossetia.

The clear and definite statements made by the two Russian leaders contrast sharply with those of the Georgian leader who obviously expected the situation to evolve not the way it actually did. Overwhelmed by fury, he keeps ordering new devastating attacks on Tskhinvali and South Ossetia’s villages and begs his Western patrons for help. Georgian Minister for Reintegration Temur Yakobashvili indicated that the West would surely exert pressure on Moscow and then Georgia would emerge from the conflict as the winner. For some unknown reason, Mr. Saakashvili and his team concluded that the aggression and genocide for which they are responsible would remain unpunished.

Russia’s reaction to the tragedy in South Ossetia has shown that the Medvedev-Putin tandem functions with high efficiency and synchronism. Clearly, the attempts of external forces to destabilize the domestic political situation in Russia by instilling divisions in its leadership have failed.

Western media said that the Georgian President (already called a war criminal by a number of politicians) had offered a ceasefire directly to Russian President D. Medvedev. The reports were refuted and branded disinformation by the Kremlin. No doubt, there can be no truce with Mr. Saakashvili until all the Georgian guerillas are expelled from South Ossetia and the infrastructure of the Georgian state terrorism including army bases, military installations, air force bases, and the networks of their economic support are maximally destroyed.

It transpired that the news about the withdrawal of the Georgian army from South Ossetia had been another lie. In all likelihood, the disinformation is spread by the representatives of Georgia in order to win time to regroup its forces. They must be routed completely in order to ensure peace and stability for the Caucasus. Russian Prime Minister V. Putin said: “For centuries Russia has played a highly positive stabilizing role in the region, being a guarantor of cooperation and progress. Things have always been and are going to remain that way – nobody should have any doubts about this.”

V. Putin was absolutely right when he said that Russians will continue to regard the Georgian people as friends. The severity of the fighting in which the Russian army, peacekeepers, and the Ossetian self-defense forces are currently engaged shows that Russia is facing a serious and ferocious enemy who recognizes no moral limitations on the way to its criminal objectives. Certainly, this does not apply to the Georgian nation – dragged into bloody adventures for which it will certainly have to pay, it is yet to draw conclusions from the experience. One item from the timeline preceding the aggression deserves particular attention – the Georgian-US Immediate Response 2008 military exercise, during which the US instructors trained the Georgian forces to carry out “anti-terrorist cleansings” in residential areas was completed on July 31. The exercise included such activities as cleansing terrorists from villages (allegedly in the framework of the preparation of the Georgian military for the operations in Iraq) and ensuring the security of the civilian population. The atrocities perpetrated by the Georgian guerillas in Tskhinvali had been taught by the Western instructors under the cynical disguise of “the struggle against terrorism”. The actual objectives are of course completely different. Former Georgian Foreign Minister Salomé Zourabichvili, who is certainly a very well-informed person, said the US presence in Georgia comprises a broad range of activities including the training of the Georgian armed forces and the monitoring of the strategically important corridor passing across the Caucasus. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline is a part of the latter. Zourabichvili opineds that the main purpose of the current conflict with Russia is to strengthen the loyalty of Georgia to the US and Great Britain and to guarantee that they will have control over the country and, consequently, over the South Caucasus.

It should be noted that the escalation at Russia’s border coincided in time with tensions in China’s Xinjiang autonomous region, where a terrorist act has taken place during the Olympics. A few days earlier, an arms depot was found in Bishkek, the capital of Kirghizstan, attended by 10 US military servicemen and several diplomats from the US Ambassy in the country. Georgia’s aggression against South Ossetia is a war in the interests of other players, a war in which Georgians are to play the role of cannon fodder. Unless the aggression is suppressed immediately in the tiny region of the Caucasus, new and much more extensive regional conflicts will be imminent.

Now, as during WWII, the Russian army is fighting heroically to protect not only the Caucasus but the entire post-Soviet space from the fascist plague.

Recent News:

Georgia-South Ossetia: Conflict between ’Moscow and the entire West’
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/south-ossetia.htm

US condemns ’dangerous’ Russian response in South Ossetia
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/10/georgia.russia2

Fox News Host Refuses To Talk About Russia-Georgia War, Insists On Covering Edwards’
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/08/09/fox-news-edwards/

Two Journalists Killed in S.Ossetia
http://67.222.4.42/eng/article.php?id=19035

U.S. Begins Flying Georgian Troops Home
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/2008081..AlHwLtln5qYxKIwhC9qxilwUewgF

NATO envoy: Russia is not at war, rejects cease-fire
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellit..48355&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull

Iran Calls For Ceasefire In Georgia
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-08/10/content_9112445.htm

Russian Troops Control South Ossetian Capital
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-08/10/content_9112445.htm

Russia Disputes Claim Of Georgian Pullout
http://news.yahoo.com/s/a..lt=AlHwLtln5qYxKIwhC9qxilwUewgF

Russian media, “Turkey supports Georgia”
http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/home/9626649.asp?gid=244&sz=3441

Georgia’s Parliament Approves State Of War
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/08/09/georgia.ossetia/index.html

Russia strikes a blow at its fears of Nato encirclement
Russia Expands Bombing Blitz Against Georgia
NATO encouraged Georgia – Russian envoy

 



White House has its own interrogation room

White House has its own interrogation room

Think Progress
August 8, 2008

In Ron Suskind’s new book, Suskind describes a disturbing case in Washington, D.C., where security officials detained and interrogated Usman Khosa, a Pakistani U.S. college graduate, because he was “fiddling” with his iPod near White House gates. Officials took Khosa to an interrogation room “beneath” the White House:

He turns as a large uniformed man lunges at him. The backpack!” the man yells, pushing Usman against the Italianate gates in front of Treasury and ripping off his backpack. Another officer on a bicycle arrives from somewhere and tears the backpack open, dumping its contents on the sidewalk. […]

Usman is trundled from the SUV, escorted through the West Gate, and onto the manicured grounds. No one speaks as the agents walk him behind the gate’s security station, down a stairwell, along an underground passage, and into a room — cement-walled box with a table, two chairs, a hanging light with a bare bulb, and a mounted video camera. Even after all the astonishing turns of the past hour, Usman can’t quite believe there’s actually an interrogation room beneath the White House, dark and dank and horrific.

“Usman Khosa is a Pakistani national in his early twenties, a graduate of Connecticut College now working for the International Monetary Fund,” Suskind notes.

 

Bin Laden Firm to Build Saudi Arabian Prisons to Replace Guantanamo Bay

Pakistan Daily
August 9, 2008

Saudi Arabia is to build five modern prisons in the kingdom to replace US Guantanamo detention facility, a new report has revealed.

Jordanian daily quoted unnamed sources as saying that US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Saudi officials are cooperating to construct the prisons which are to replace Guantanamo and US secret prisons in Europe.

Riyadh is to spent about two billion Saudi Rials for the project which can accommodate up to 18000 inmates, they added.

Bin laden firm and with the help of German engineers will build the prisons in the Saudi cities of Mecca, Haer, Demmam, and Qasim.

The US has been under pressure due to violating individual rights in its detention camps in Europe and Guantanamo Bay.

UN human rights investigators have urged the White House to shut down the Guantanamo camp.

America’s Iraqi prisoners
http://www.newstatesman.com/middle-east/2008/08/iraq-detainees-held-mnf-rights

 



Attempted Citizens Arrest of Richard Dearlove

Attempted Citizens Arrest of Richard Dearlove

 



Army Scientist Accused of Anthrax ’Commits Suicide’

Army Scientist Accused of Anthrax ’Commits Suicide’

London Times
August 1, 2008

The chief suspect in the 2001 anthrax postal attacks in the US has died from an apparent suicide just as the Justice Department was to file criminal charges against him.

Bruce Ivins, 62, one of America’s top biodefense researchers, had been told that he was going to be prosecuted for the attacks that killed five people and sent the country into panic in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers. He died in hospital on Thursday after taking a huge dose of prescription Tylenol, a painkiller, mixed with codeine.

The scientist had worked at the the United States Army Medical Research Institute,(USAMRIID), the government’s elite biodefense research laboratories in Maryland for 18 years. He had played a pivotal role in research to improve anthrax vaccines, and during the attacks had helped the FBI analyse powdery material recovered from an envelope tainted with anthrax which had been sent to the Washington DC office of Tom Daschle, a US senator.

His imminent prosecution had not been made public but followed a government payout of $US5.82m (Pounds 2.9m) to a former government scientist, Steven Hatfill, who had been the FBI’s chief suspect for the anthrax attacks almost since the beginning. The payout to Hatfill, an unusual development that exonerated him of being the anthrax attacker was an essential step to clear the way for prosecuting Ivins, lawyers familiar with the case told the LA Times.

Read Full Article Here

 

Government Tries to Bury Anthrax Story

George Washington’s Blog
August 1, 2008

The government is trying to bury the 2001 anthrax attack scandal (the anthrax came from a U.S. military base) by claiming that one of the key suspects – Bruce E. Ivins – was a “lone nut” who committed suicide. The government claims that the anthrax letters were an innocent mistake which was “part of an Army scientist’s warped plan to test his cure for the deadly toxin“. Case closed.

There are just a couple of loose ends:

The government is trying to bury the 2001 anthrax attack scandal (the anthrax came from a U.S. military base) by claiming that one of the key suspects – Bruce E. Ivins – was a “lone nut” who committed suicide. The government claims that the anthrax letters were an innocent mistake which was “part of an Army scientist’s warped plan to test his cure for the deadly toxin“. Case closed.

There are just a couple of loose ends:

  • The attacks were not entirely unexpected“, according to a journalist, who was urged soon after 9/11 to take Cipro by a high-level government official (confirmation that government employees started taking Cipro before the Anthrax attacks here). As Michael Fury put it, “So even if Ivins was involved, how would ’a high government official’ know that a rogue bioweapons scientist was going to ’go postal’ with anthrax if that ’high government official’ was not himself involved?” (and see this comment by Atrios)
  • If Ivins was trying to “test his cure for the deadly toxin”, why did he only send anthrax to the members of Congress most likely to say no to the Patriot Act and to people within the media? (I guess the Unabomber’s lawyer should have argued that his client sent bombs to certain specific people involved in the technology field because he was testing defenses to bombs). And why didn’t Ivins send his “cure” to the targets before he mailed the anthrax? How could that be a “test [of] “his cure”?
  • Why did the U.S. government – including, apparently, the people responsible for sending the anthrax letters – falsely claim (and read this) that the materials in the anthrax proved that it was manufactured in Iraq? Would a disgruntled “lone nut” be motivated to concoct a false justification for invading Iraq?

But its only crackpots who think that these loose ends point towards anything sinister, right? Well, the bioweapons expert who actually drafted the current bioweapons law (the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989), says he is convinced that the anthrax attacks that killed five people were perpetrated and covered up by criminal elements of the U.S. government. The motive: to foment a police state by killing off and intimidating opposition to post-9/11 legislation such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the later Military Commissions Act.

Is he right?

Maybe, but he clearly forgot one motive: to justify war against Iraq.

Note: Even if Ivins was the killer, and even if he did act alone, it was still a false flag attack. Why?

Because Ivins was solidly in the Judeo-Christian, not Muslim, camp, and yet the anthrax letters were made to frame Muslims for the attack. For example, Ivins was a parishioner and musician at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. And he wrote:

“By blood and faith, Jews are God’s chosen”

One thing is clear: he wasn’t a Muslim.

 

After 9/11, McCain Linked Anthrax to Iraq

Even Fort Detrick Scientists Themselves Think the Killer Anthrax Came from their Facility
http://noworldsystem.com/2008/05/3..ller-anthrax-came-from-us-army-facility/

The 9/11 Anthrax Frame-Up
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/frameup.html

NYT Changes Anthrax Story… As I Was Reading It!
http://willyloman.wordpress.com/20..-storyas-i-was-reading-it/

 



Mayor’s Dogs Killed After Cops Deliver Pot

Mayor’s Dogs Killed After Cops Deliver Pot

AP
July 31, 2008

A SWAT team raided the home of a Washington, D.C.-area mayor, killing his two black Labrador retrievers and seizing an unopened package of marijuana delivered there.

Prince George’s County Police said Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo brought a 32-pound package of marijuana into his home that had been delivered by officers posing as delivery men. The Tuesday evening raid was conducted by county police narcotics officers and a sheriff’s office SWAT Team.

The package was addressed to Calvo’s wife, Trinity Tomsic. His mother-in-law had asked the supposed delivery men to leave the package outside. Calvo has not been charged, though police said he, his wife and his mother-in-law are “persons of interest” in an ongoing investigation.

“We never opened the box. We have nothing to do with this box,” Calvo said.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Mario Ellis says deputies “apparently felt threatened” when they shot the dogs.

Calvo said officers entered about 7:30 p.m., first shooting 7-year-old Payton. They then pursued 4-year-old Chase, who ran away and was shot by police from behind, he said.

Calvo said he doesn’t have any idea how the package ended up at his house. He called the raid “the most traumatic experience” of his life.

Calvo, who called his town “Mayberry inside the Capital Beltway,” gets a small stipend as mayor and works at the SEED Foundation, a nonprofit that runs public boarding schools for at-risk students. His wife works as a state finance officer.

“These were two beautiful black Labradors who were well-known in the community. We walked them twice a day; little kids knew their names and would come up to them and pet them,” he said.

 



94% of Senate Bills Passed in Secret

94% of Senate Bills Passed in Secret

CRS Report
July 28, 2008

855 bills have passed the Senate with no debate, no amendments, no votes

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) and Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) released a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) finding that 94 percent of bills the Senate has passed in the 110th Congress have been without a vote, debate or a single amendment. The 855 bills that have been secretly passed spend more than $9 billion, though a final total is not available because many of the bills were rushed through before a cost analysis could be performed.

Senator DeMint: “It would surprise many Americans to learn that the ‘World’s Greatest Deliberative Body’ passes the overwhelming majority of legislation without any debate at all. Democrats think they are entitled to pass bills without debate or votes, and they’ve tried to ram them through right before recess to pressure us to give up. But, Senators shouldn’t fear debate on these important bills. It’s in the best traditions of our republic to demand the Senate actually do its job and have a public debate on bills that expand government and increase the burden on taxpayers. Senator Reid can complain all he wants, but Republicans represent millions of Americans whose voices are being silenced by Democrat strong-arm tactics.”

Dr. Coburn: “The U.S. Senate has a nine percent approval rating because the American people believe that much of our work is done in secret with no debate, no transparency and no accountability. This report shows that the reality is worse than the public’s fears. Instead of encouraging open debate, I’m disappointed that Majority Leader Reid often chooses secrecy or demagoguery. For instance, he has depicted my effort to reduce the number of bills that pass the Senate in secret by ten percent as ‘unprecedented obstruction.’ What is unprecedented and ahistorical, however, is the Majority Leader’s view that Senators should have a king-like right to pass massive spending bills in secret with no debate, no amendments and no recorded vote.”

Read Full Article Here

 



U.S. State Workers Will Visit Homes to Screen Children

U.S. government: We know parenting better than you
Proposals would give Washington unprecedented control over kids

World Net Daily
July 24, 2008

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to debate two bills that could give the federal government unprecedented control over the way parents raise their children – even providing funds for state workers to come into homes and screen babies for emotional and developmental problems.

The Pre-K Act (HR 3289) and the Education Begins at Home Act (HR 2343) are two bills geared toward military and families who fall below state poverty lines. The measures are said to be a way to prevent child abuse, close the achievement gap in education between poor and minority infants versus middle-class children and evaluate babies younger than 5 for medical conditions.

’Education Begins at Home Act’ – HR 2343

HR 2343 is sponsored by Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., and cosponsored by 55 Democrats and 11 Republicans. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementing the Education Begins at Home Act would cost taxpayers $190 million for state home visiting plus “such sums as may be necessary” for in-hospital parent education.

While the bill may appear to be well-intentioned, Pediatrician Karen Effrem told WND government provisions in HR 2343 to evaluate children for developmental problems go too far.

“The federal definition of developmental screening for special education also includes what they call socioemotional screening, which is mental health screening,” Effrem said. “Mental health screening is very subjective no matter what age you do it. Obviously it is incredibly subjective when we are talking about very young children.”

While the program may not be mandatory for low-income and military families, there is no wording in the Education Begins at Home Act requiring parental permission for treatment or ongoing care once the family is enrolled – a point that leads some to ask where parental rights end and the government takes over. Also, critics ask how agents of the government plan to acquire private medical and financial records to offer the home visiting program.

“There’s no consent mentioned in the bill for any kind of screening – medical, health or developmental,” Effrem said. “There are privacy concerns because when home visitors come into the home they assess everything about the family: Their financial situation, social situation, parenting practices, everything. All of that is put into a database.”

Effrem said it does not specify whether parents are allowed to decline evaluations, drugs or treatment for their children once they are diagnosed with developmental or medical conditions.

“How free is someone who has been tagged as needing this program in the case of home visiting – like a military family or a poor family?” she asked. “How free are they to refuse? Even their refusal will be documented somewhere. There are plenty of instances where families have felt they can’t refuse because they would lose benefits, be accused of not being good parents or potentially have their children taken away.”

When WND asked Effrem how long state-diagnosed conditions would remain in a child’s permanent medical history, she responded:

“Forever. As far as I know, there isn’t any statute of limitations. The child’s record follows them through school and potentially college, employment and military service.” Effrem said conflicts could also arise when parents do not agree with parenting standards of government home visitors.

“Who decides how cultural tolerance is going to be manifested?” she asked. “There’s some blather in the language of the bill about having cultural awareness of the differences in parenting practices, but it seems like that never applies to Christian parents.”

’Providing Resources Early for Kids’

The Pre-K Act, or HR 3289, is sponsored by Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and cosponsored by 116 Democrats and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla. Estimated to cost $500 million for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2013, the bill provides funds for state-approved education. Government workers would reach mothers and fathers in the hospital after a baby has been delivered to promote Pre-K programs.

“They give them information about Child Care Resource and Referral Network so they can get the child into a preschool or daycare that follows the state standards and get the mom working as quickly as possible,” she said. “It’s always that sort of thing: It’s a list of resources, it’s intruding on parental autonomy and authority and it’s not necessarily accurate or welcome information.”

While parents may choose to be involved in preschool programs, Effrem said the Pre-K Act poses similar concerns about government trumping parents’ rights.

“Once they are involved, they don’t have any say over curriculum,” she said. “There’s plenty of evidence of preschool curriculum that deals with issues that have nothing to do with a child’s academic development – like gender, gender identity, careers, environmentalism, multiculturalism, feminism and all of that – things that don’t amount to a hill of beans as far as a child learning how to read.”

Effrem said the Pre-K Act extends a “really messed-up K-12 system” to include even younger, more vulnerable children.

“This is an expansion of the federal government into education when there really is no constitutional provision for it to do so.”

Globalists Angle to Hijack Children with “Pre-K Education” Bills
http://www.prisonplanet.com/..cpre-k-education%e2%80%9d-bills.html

Government Permission Required For Parents To Kiss Children
http://noworldsystem.com/200..ission-required-for-parents-to-kiss-children/

 



Officer decides to pick-on homeless man

Caught on CCTV: Officer decides to pick-on homeless man

 

CBS Propagandizes D.C. Checkpoints

Photographing thugs ‘is assault’, police tell householder snapping proof of anti-social behaviour
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1036728/Pho..proof-anti-social-behaviour.html

Police corruption panel lawyer fired after she questions Taser zap of teen
http://www.nydailynews.com..ption_panel_lawyer_fired_aft.html

Man dies after cop hits him with Taser 9 times
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/22/taser.death/index.html

Police Taser Injured Teen On His Back
http://www.ky3.com/home/video/25829234.html

Sarkozy sets up police database for political activists
http://www.newropeans-magazine.org/content/view/8379/1/

Police trained by Civil Rights Violators
http://mparent7777-1.livejournal.com/1029594.html?thread=125146t125146

Off-Duty Police Bring Home Impounded Cars
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=10829

D.C. Resumes Nazi-Like Checkpoints
http://www.washingtonpost…2008/07/19/AR2008071901679_pf.html

 



Novak’s hit-and-run victim speaks
July 26, 2008, 1:24 pm
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Novak’s hit-and-run victim speaks

The victim, an elderly, hard of hearing homeless man was surprised to find out who was behind the wheel of the black corvette that sent him smashing to the pavement. When asked about syndicated columnist Robert Novak, victim Don Liljenquist said, “Of course I know who he is. I’ve known him for years.”

The conservative commentator and columnist kept driving after the crash. In an exclusive interview with ABC 7 News, Novak, 77, said didn’t know he had hit someone until a bicyclist stopped him a block away.

When asked if thought Novak might not have known he hit him, Liljenquist said, “It’s possible if he was looking elsewhere or down the street at traffic or if he was on the phone.”
Additional witnesses came forward Thursday, telling ABC 7 News they simply didn’t believe Novak’s story.

“I do not believe Novak did not see or hear or feel the impact,” Gary Cohen, an eyewitness, said. “I don’t know how anyone could.”

The investigating officer apparently believe Novak’s version. Novak was issued a $50 fine for failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian.

“The first thing I saw besides the man on the ground was someone jumping in front of Novak’s car and hitting on it and saying ’Stop! What are you doing?’” recalled Cohen. “And Novak almost ran him over and just kept going.”

The bicyclist, attorney David Bono, also disputes Novak’s account:

“There was a pedestrian splayed on his windshield — I don’t think there is any way you can miss that.” Bono also said that the pedestrian was in a crosswalk and had the right of way.

All of the witnesses contacted by ABC 7 News say they have not been interviewed by police. Many also said the officer did not seem eager to talk to them.

Liljenquist, 86, remains hospitalized. When asked how he is faring, Liljenquist said, ” I’m doing okay, but I still have some residual pain.” He then pointed to a dislocated shoulder.

Fellow residents at the men’s shelter where he lives expressed concern about his health. “I believe that the guy that hit him should go to the hospital and apologize to him and give him his thoughts,” said Roderick Goins.

Novak on Wednesday said he felt “terrible” about striking Lilkenquist, and he was shaken up by the incident.

D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier (web|news|bio) said the case remains under investigation. She encouraged witnesses to contact police with their accounts.

A nurse said Liljenquist still isn’t quite stable after surgery. It’s not clear when he will be discharged and returned to the homeless shelter where he resides.

 



Pat Robertson: Israel Should Strike Iran Before 2008 Election

Pat Robertson: Israel Should Strike Iran Before 2008 Election

Think Progress
July 23, 2008

On yesterday’s edition of The 700 Club, Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson sharply criticized the “moderate tone” the Bush administration has allegedly taken toward Iran and its nuclear weapons program. Robertson advocated that Israel look out for the “survival of its nation” and “make some kind of a strike” against Iranian nuclear facilities. He also predicted that it will likely happen before the 2008 elections:

But nevertheless, I think we can look in the next few months for Israel to make a strike — possibly before the next election — because I think George Bush — to use the term an “amber light” — he’s given the amber, the yellow light, saying, “Caution, but go ahead.”

Robertson’s predictions often turn out to be wrong. In 2004, Robertson claimed that the Lord told him it would “be like a blowout” re-election for President Bush. (Bush ended up receiving just 51 percent of the vote.) In 2006, he incorrectly predicted that “the outcome of the war and the success of the economy will leave the Republicans in charge.”

He does, however, have an inside track into the Bush administration. Last year, Robertson’s Regent University estimated that one in six of its graduates were employed in government work. Approximately 150 served in the Bush administration.

Today, top McCain surrogate Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is also talking to controversial Pastor John Hagee’s organization. In 2006, Hagee declared:

The United States must join Israel in a pre-emptive military strike against Iran to fulfill God’s plan for both Israel and the West… a biblically prophesied end-time confrontation with Iran, which will lead to the Rapture, Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ.

Other members of the right wing have also been unifying around the idea of striking Iran before Bush leaves. Both John Bolton and Bill Kristol have made the same argument.

 

Kagan: ‘The only way’ to ‘force’ Iran to halt its nuclear program is an ‘attack.’

Think Progress
July 23, 2008

Appearing on MSNBC this afternoon, Iraq surge architect Fred Kagan criticized direct talks with Iran and made his case for attacking Iran, claiming it is the only means to “force” the country to halt its nuclear program:

Well, there’s nothing we can do short of an attack to force Iran to give up its nuclear program. … At the end of the day, the only way that you can make for sure that [a nuclear arm’s race] doesn’t happen is with an attack. There are a variety of things you can do short of an attack and hope that they will work, but hope is not a method here.

 

Top Israeli official: If nuclear talks fail, Bush will order Iran attack between November and January

DEBKAfile
July 19, 2008

This assessment was reported by Israeli national radio Saturday overnight quoting a high-placed “security-political” official.

The source predicted that President George W. Bush would order Iran attacked between the November 4 presidential election and his exit from the White House in January. The quote was aired shortly after the six-power talks with Iran in Geneva – with US official participation for the first time – failed, and just before Israel chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi set out for Washington. He is to spend a week there as guest of Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

DEBKAfile’s political sources describe the disclosure as a step aimed at slowing down the collapse of Israel’s stated policy of relying on international diplomatic pressure to thwart Iran’s acquisition of nuclear arms. It is expected to raise a furious outcry from the powers spearheading the diplomatic effort and prompt extreme reactions from Tehran.

Read Full Article Here

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US warns Iran of more sanctions
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European Union says it won’t support military action against Iran
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Rice warns Iran of ‘punitive measures’
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Iran nuclear talks stall, even with US at table
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Ex-Mossad chief: Iran not bluffing
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=64129&sectionid=351020104

Benny Morris Justifies Israel’s Coming Attack on Iran
http://www.huffingtonpost…ris-justifies-is_b_113725.html

New York Times Op-Ed: Israel Will Attack Iran
http://dissentmag.wordpress.com/200..p-ed-israel-will-attack-iran/

Iran has two-week deadline for nuclear answer
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Ron Paul’s Plane Lost Cabin Pressure

Ron Paul’s Plane Lost Cabin Pressure

KTRK
July 22, 2008

A Continental Airlines plane carrying seven members of Congress from Houston to Washington D.C. was forced to make an emergency landing after it lost cabin pressure and took a major nosedive Tuesday afternoon.

Congressmen Ted Poe, Nick Lampson, Ron Paul and Henry Cuellar were among those on board.

Officials say the oxygen masks came down and the plane went into a “steep dive” before landing safely in New Orleans.

There are no reports of injuries. Most of the passengers have been put onto another flight to Washington.

 



Operation Garden Plot: Military & U.N. to Control Civil Dissent

Operation Garden Plot: Military & U.N. to Control Civil Dissent


D.C.’s New Gun Regulations Lock-Up Handguns

D.C.’s New Gun Regulations Lock-Up Handguns
Residents only able to own guns IF handguns are unloaded, locked in a safe, disassembled or secured with a trigger lock.

 

DC Rejects Handgun Application

9NewsNow
July 18, 2008

District residents can start registering their guns today. But at least one very high profile application was already rejected.

Dick Heller is the man who brought the lawsuit against the District’s 32-year-old ban on handguns. He was among the first in line Thursday morning to apply for a handgun permit.

But when he tried to register his semi-automatic weapon, he says he was rejected. He says his gun has seven bullet clip. Heller says the City Council legislation allows weapons with fewer than eleven bullets in the clip. A spokesman for the DC Police says the gun was a bottom-loading weapon, and according to their interpretation, all bottom-loading guns are outlawed because they are grouped with machine guns.

Besides obtaining paperwork to buy new handguns, residents also can register firearms they’ve had illegally under a 180-day amnesty period.

Though residents will be allowed to begin applying for handgun permits, city officials have said the entire process could take weeks or months.

 



RAND Corp.: Iran war will spark backlash

RAND Corp.: Iran war will spark backlash

Press TV
July 17, 2008

A new report prepared by the Rand Corporation for the US Air Force says any attack on Iran would only bolster the Iranian government.

“If Iran’s facilities were to be bombed, public support for any retaliation its government took would likely be widespread,” the leading US-based think tank said in its report.

“Attacks on Iran would generate a great deal of ill-will and, in our view, would be unlikely to change Iranian policy,” the report added according to The Independent.

The US decision to send a top diplomat to the upcoming Geneva talks on Iran’s nuclear program has been considered as an indication of Washington’s policy change.

Read Full Article Here

 



Russia May Aim Nukes at Europe

Russia May Aim Nukes at Europe

Press TV
July 13, 2008

Russia is considering aiming nuclear weapons at Western Europe for the first time since the end of the cold war.

Defense sources in Moscow say among the schemes being discussed to counter US plans to station a missile defense shield in Europe is the possible deployment of ballistic missiles in Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave between the EU countries of Lithuania and Poland, The Times Online reported.

A Russian parliamentary committee visited the enclave 10 days ago to look into how a new generation of nuclear missiles could be based there, the report added.

If a deployment does take place, then it would greatly increase tensions in Europe between Moscow and Washington.

Only last week, the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice signed an agreement in Prague to build a radar station in the Czech Republic.

A deal with Poland is in the works to host a base for 10 interceptor rockets on its border with Russia. The agreement is expected to be signed later this year.

Moscow is strongly opposed to the shield, saying that it is part of an aggressive US military expansion into its own backyard.

A source with close connections to the Russian defense ministry said, “One of the main steps under consideration is a redeployment of nuclear missiles to Kaliningrad and Belarus. These missiles would be pointed at Europe. It would be a perfectly legitimate step. If America wants to expand its military capabilities in Europe, then we have the right to act accordingly”.

The source also went on to question the US claim that the shield was intended to intercept missiles only from the so-called rogue states. He said, “How would Washington feel if we placed interceptor missiles on Cuba or Venezuela?”

Experts said the threat of deploying missiles in Kaliningrad was largely aimed at strengthening the opposition to the shields in Poland and the Czech Republic. Experts went on to add that Russia would have to build new long-range ground-based ballistic missiles since it has destroyed most of its Soviet-era arsenal.

 

U.S. troops to hold exercises in Georgia, Ukraine

AFP
July 14, 2008


Georgian soldiers take part in war games with their US, Armenian, Azerbaijani and Ukrainean counterparts at the Vaziani training area on the outskirts of Tbilisi.

US troops on Monday began military exercises near the Russian border in ex-Soviet Ukraine and were poised to launch them in Georgia, amid tense relations between Moscow and Washington, officials said.

A ceremony inaugurating the Sea Breeze-2008 NATO exercise was held off Ukraine’s Black Sea coast, a Ukrainian defence ministry spokeswoman said, against anti-NATO protests and a hostile reaction from officials in Russia.

The NATO exercises “will increase political and military tensions in Europe as a whole,” Sergei Mironov, speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency in Moscow.

Sea Breeze-2008, which lasts until July 26, will also include forces from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Macedonia and Turkey, officials said.

Separate military exercises dubbed Immediate Response-2008 are due to start in Georgia on Tuesday with Armenian, Azerbaijani, Ukrainian and US troops taking part, a Georgian defence ministry spokeswoman said.

“The US-Georgia joint exercises will be held at the Vaziani military base” less than 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the Russian border with a total of 1,650 servicemen taking part, said the spokeswoman, Nana Intskirveli.

 

Russia to ‘neutralise’ US missile defence threat: report

AFP
July 14, 2008

Russia’s military is ready to “neutralise” any threat to its nuclear deterrent from US missile defence sites in Europe, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak said Monday, according to Interfax news agency.

“If we see the development of systems that could reduce our deterrent potential, our military will have to take steps to neutralise the threat,” Kislyak was quoted as saying at a briefing in Moscow.

He did not specify the steps that would be taken, saying “this will be decided by military specialists.”

“We would prefer not to have to do this,” he added.

Kislyak said US proposals to ease Russian concerns about the missile shield, which Washington claims is aimed at countering possible threats from states such as Iran, remained in doubt.

Read Full Article Here

Medvedev: U.S. aggravating Eastern Europe
http://russiatoday.ru/news/news/27508

Russia cuts oil shipments to Czech Republic against the background of its radar agreement with USA
http://english.pravda.ru/world/europe/105772-czech_usa_radar-0

Kicking Sand In Russia’s Face
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Russian navy boosts combat presence in Arctic
http://www.canada.com/topics/new..8-4dd8-944f-58af497c3fa6

 



DC To Vote On New Gun Laws

DC To Vote On New Gun Laws

AP
July 15, 2008

The District of Columbia Council plans to vote on new gun legislation Tuesday as officials scramble to comply with last month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the city’s 32-year-old ban.

The emergency legislation announced Monday would allow handguns if they are used only for self-defense in the home and carry fewer than 12 rounds of ammunition.

The proposal, which maintains some of the city’s strict gun ownership rules and adds more regulations, was immediately criticized by gun rights advocates threatening more legal action.

The emergency legislation, which has strong support from the council, would remain in effect for 90 days. It adopts many of the regulations proposed earlier this month by D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson.

 



Scenes from the Ron Paul Revolution March on D.C.

Scenes from the Ron Paul Revolution March on D.C.

 

Naomi Wolf at Ron Paul Rally

Videos Of Ron Paul March On DC
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=10631

More Videos from the Revolution Rally
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Media Ignores Ron Paul March For Liberty
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15-20,000 People MARCHED on DC July 12th 2008
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Michael Scheuer Speaks at Revolution March – (7/12/2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEB01yQELG0

 



Cindy Sheehan calls Obama a warmonger, praises Ron Paul

Cindy Sheehan calls Obama a warmonger, praises Ron Paul

 



Pentagon Will Buy More Spy Satellites

Pentagon Will Buy More Spy Satellites

AP
July 1, 2008


The Pentagon will buy and operate one or two commercial imagery satellites and plans to design and build another with more sophisticated spying capabilities, according to government and private industry officials.

The satellites could spy on enemy troop movements, spot construction at suspected nuclear sites and alert commanders to new militant training camps.

The Broad Area Surveillance Intelligence Capability (BASIC) satellite system will cost between $2 billion and $4 billion. It would add to the secret constellation of satellites that now circle the Earth, producing still images that are pieced together into one large mosaic.

A single satellite can visit one spot on Earth twice every day. BASIC’s additional satellites will allow the photos to be updated more often, alerting U.S. government users to potential trouble, humanitarian crises or natural disasters like floods.

The announcement of the BASIC program, expected this week, has been delayed for months, with Pentagon, Air Force, and National Reconnaissance Office officials fighting over who should be in charge of buying, building and operating the satellites. They have also debated whose needs the system will cater to: senior military commanders or policymakers in Washington, D.C.

At stake was not just money but power: billion-dollar budgets are up for grabs, and the agencies’ traditional missions and way of doing business have been hanging in the balance.

The National Reconnaissance Office ultimately won the right to buy and operate the satellites, besting the Air Force. And military commanders’ needs trumped the White House. They will, for the first time, have the power to dictate what satellites will photograph when they pass overhead. The concept is known as “assured tasking.”

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U.S. Uses Satellites To Spy On Iraqi Army
http://www.latimes.com/news/..02%2C0%2C1040691.story

 



Top Court: No Inalienable Right To Bear Arms

Top Court: No Inalienable Right To Bear Arms

Lee Rogers
Rogue Government
June 27, 2008

Today the U.S. Supreme Court released their ruling on the District of Columbia gun ban case. The court ruled that the Second Amendment did guarantee an individual’s right to bear arms, but also went on to say that the government still has the right to control and regulate firearms. The mainstream press is hailing this as a victory for gun owners and a defeat for anti-American gun control advocates. Unfortunately, this is incredibly misleading spin by the mainstream press as the ruling essentially says that the government still has the authority to implement regulations to control who has access to firearms and who doesn’t. The Second Amendment specifically states that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed, yet these egghead Supreme Court Justices have gone out of their way to try to redefine what it actually means. Either these Supreme Court Justices can’t read or they have been paid off by the criminals that run the federal government. Not only that, but it is incredibly frightening that the court only ruled 5-4 in favor of the Second Amendment with limitations. The dissenting Justices essentially said that the people don’t have the right to bear arms. It doesn’t get much more insane than this. This is totally unacceptable as the main purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure that the people can stand up against a tyrannical government and defend their lives, liberty and property. This ruling is more proof that the establishment is continuing its agenda of disarming the American people so they can setup a global dictatorship of death.

The following is taken from a Reuters report which summarizes what Justice Antonin Scalia said on behalf of the majority opinion.

In the majority opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia said the Second Amendment protected an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Although an individual now has a constitutional right to own guns, that new right is not unlimited, wrote Scalia, a hunter.

He said the ruling should not be taken to cast doubt on long-standing prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill or on laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in places like schools and government buildings or laws imposing conditions on gun sales.

This is proof that Scalia and the other Justices in the majority opinion simply do not have an understanding of the Second Amendment or refuse to interpret it properly. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights were written so that the vast majority of people could understand them. They were not written so that only lawyers and judges could understand its contents. Let’s take a look at the full text of the Second Amendment.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The words “shall not be infringed” is what is key. The Second Amendment doesn’t say that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed except in certain cases. It doesn’t get anymore clear than this yet Scalia and the majority opinion Justices some how get the impression that the right to bear arms is not unlimited? How can someone make such a statement and be a Supreme Court Justice? This is proof that Scalia and the other Supreme Court Justices in the majority opinion are not competent to hold office and should be removed immediately. The founding fathers were saying that the right to bear arms is an inalienable right. Any regulation of firearms is unconstitutional and the government does not have the authority under the Constitution to dictate who is allowed to bear arms and who doesn’t.

With that said, the Justices in the minority should also be removed from the bench because according to their interpretation they believe that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect the individual’s right to bear arms. This is of course total idiocy.

It becomes even more ridiculous when a so called pro-gun lobby like the National Rifle Association claims that this ruling is a victory for gun owners. How is this ruling good for gun owners? The U.S. Supreme Court incorrectly interpreted the Second Amendment to mean that the right to bear arms can be infringed when the language of the Second Amendment indicates that this is totally false. Clearly, this shows how the NRA is a phony gun rights group. They hail this ruling as a victory when it simply isn’t.

Either way it doesn’t matter. We know what the agenda is and it involves incrementally abolishing the Second Amendment so that the American people can eventually be enslaved to the New World Order. All of the propaganda and lies cannot change the fact that this ruling is contrary to what the Second Amendment says. These Supreme Court Justices should all be removed from the bench for this ruling. It proves that they either can’t read properly or they are corrupt establishment hacks that love being slaves to this coming global dictatorship of evil.

Scalia: Right To Bear Arms Not Unlimited
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080626..QRKaAHvoDGgoXIr0F

Pelosi Says D.C. Could Continue Gun Regulation
http://briefingroom.thehill.com/20..-dc-should-continue-gun-regulation/

 



Ron Paul: Iran war will triple energy prices

Ron Paul: Iran war will triple energy prices

Press TV
June 28, 2008

Republican congressman Ron Paul warns against military engagement in Iran, saying ‘bombing Iran’ will cause energy prices to skyrocket.

In a speech on the House floor, Congressman Paul suggested that the US is inching toward an ‘endless struggle’ similar to the Iraq war.

“In the last several weeks, if not for months we have heard a lot of talk about the potential of Israel and/or the United States bombing Iran. Energy prices are being bid up because of this fear. It has been predicted that if bombs start dropping, that we will see energy prices double or triple,” said the Republican.

“To me it is almost like deja vu all over again. We listened to the rhetoric for years and years before we went into Iraq. We did not go in the correct manner, we did not declare war, we are there and it is an endless struggle,” he told a nearly empty House chamber.

“I cannot believe it, that we may well be on the verge of initiating the bombing of Iran,” said the war veteran.

The 72-year-old former presidential candidate then blasted what he called the ‘virtual Iran war resolution’, which is soon to be considered by the House of Representatives.

“This resolution, House Resolution 362 is a virtual war resolution. It is the declaration of tremendous sanctions, and boycotts and embargoes on the Iranians. It is very, very severe,” Paul said.

Supported by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), House Resolution 362 (and the Senate version Resolution 580), known as the ‘Iran War Resolution’ can be considered a means of imposing harsher sanctions as well as a naval blockade restricting exports to the oil-rich country.

This bill, which was introduced at an AIPAC annual policy conference, has gained 208 co-sponsors in the House and 29 in the Senate. It will likely be put to a vote after July 4.

“The fear is, they say, maybe some day, [Iran is] going to get a nuclear weapon, even though our own CIA’s National Intelligence Estimate has said that the Iranians have not been working on a nuclear weapon since 2003,” continued the 10-term congressman.

The US and Israel accuse Tehran of making efforts to produce nuclear weapons; Iran insists its nuclear program is directed at peaceful purposes.

The most recent UN nuclear watchdog report on Tehran’s nuclear program, however, has conceded that there is no link between the use of nuclear material and ‘the alleged studies’ of weaponization attributed to Iran by Western countries.

“This is unbelievable! This is closing down Iran. Where do we have this authority? Where do we get the moral authority? Where do we get the international legality for this? Where do we get the Constitutional authority for this?” asked Paul.

 

Ron Paul on How The Fed Creates Inflation

 

Ron Paul March in Washington D.C. on July 12

Nevada Ron Paul Supporters Stage Rogue GOP Convention
http://ronpaulforum.info/index.php?topic=362.0

 



Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Stays in the Constitution

Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Stays in the Constitution

Jacob Dawson
One News Now
June 26, 2008

After the Supreme Court decided yesterday that child rapist have more rights than the children they rape. Today, they actually got one right, however, the court did leave some wiggle room for further challenges to the 2nd Amendment. The key sentence that kills the 2nd Amendment is:

“Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those “in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons.”

So they are saying that you can only have weapons that are considered “normal”, but my question is who defines what is normal? And “normal” guns in Mississippi are not what are “normal” in New York. So I’ll take this as a temporary win, but James Madison is rolling over in his grave on this one.

 

Residents in the District of Columbia can own handguns.

AP
June 26, 2008

Residents in the District of Columbia can own handguns. The Supreme Court ruled today that Americans have an individual right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, ending the District’s 32-year-old ban on handguns.

The court’s 5-4 decision is the first major ruling on gun rights in U.S. history. The decision went further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most gun control laws intact.

Justice Antonin Scalia writes in the majority opinion that the Constitution does not permit “the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home.”

He does say the ruling would not affect laws that ban felons and the mentally ill from owning guns or prohibit people from carrying guns in sensitive places like schools and government buildings.

Supreme Court says Americans have right to guns

 



OPEC Dumping the Dollar Means Iran War

OPEC dumping the dollar could be the real reason for a war with Iran

Recent News:

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U.S. Senate To Pass Bank Bailout Bill
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Bad economy cancels central Florida city’s 4th of July fireworks display
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Utilities Cutting Off More Customers
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Oil prices ’will not come down’ says OPEC boss
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/mone..06/24/bcnoil124.xml

LA Seeing More People Living In Cars
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D91FV1E80&show_article=1

Economy on brink of recession, Greenspan says
http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNew..s&rpc=23&sp=true

OPEC talks: Saudi Arabia to boost oil output
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/m..oost-oil-output.html

IMF sees zero US growth in 2008
http://www.gulf-news.com/business/Economy/10222823.html

Few people are conscious of how the United States can use food as a political weapon
Big Shots Jump at Bilderberg’s Oil Orders
Paulson & Co. Says Writedowns May Reach $1.3 Trillion
Japan Offers Helping Hand To World Banks
Bush administration wants to give Federal Reserve more power

U.S. Economic Collapse News Archive

 



Man Claims Drug Use & Oral Sex With Obama


Man Claims Drug Use & Oral Sex With Obama

World Net Daily
February 17, 2008

Editor’s note: The accompanying YouTube video contains sexual language that some will consider offensive. The article itself contains material that is inappropriate for children.

Larry Sinclair accuses Barack Obama of homosexual acts and drug use in video posted on YouTube

WASHINGTON – The electrifying presidential campaign of Barack Obama faces a new challenge – a Minnesota man who claims he took cocaine in 1999 with the then-Illinois legislator and participated in homosexual acts with him.

When his story was ignored by the news media, Larry Sinclair made his case last month in a YouTube video, which has now been viewed more than a quarter-million times. And when it was still ignored by the media, Sinclair filed a suit in Minnesota District Court, alleging threats and intimidation by Obama’s staff.

Sinclair, who says he is willing to submit to a polygraph test to validate his claims, will now get his chance – thanks to a website offering $10,000 for the right to record it and $100,000 to Sinclair if he passes.

“My motivation for making this public is my desire for a presidential candidate to be honest,” Sinclair told WND by telephone. “I didn’t want the sex thing to come out. But I think it is important for the candidate to be honest about his drug use as late as 1999.”

Sinclair, who lives in Duluth and describes himself as “gay,” claims he “personally engaged in sexual activity and personally used illegal drugs in November 1999” with the man who is now the leading Democratic presidential candidate. He claims the activity took place in the back of Sinclair’s limousine and occurred again, later, in his hotel. Sinclair also says he personally no longer uses drugs.

In his lawsuit, filed last week, he charges his civil rights have been violated by Obama and the Democratic Party. Named as defendants in the case are the presidential candidate, David Axelrod of AKP Message and Media in Chicago and the Democratic National Committee.

Sinclair charges Obama smoked crack cocaine in the limo while Sinclair snorted powdered cocaine provided by the legislator. He says the two met in an upscale Chicago lounge before leaving in Sinclair’s limousine where the drug use and sex took place for the first time.

Sinclair says he is a registered Democrat but has never voted for any candidate. He is 46 and claims to be physically disabled.

He says he was not physically impaired in 1999 when the alleged incidents with Obama took place.

Calls placed to the Obama campaign were not returned.

See Larry Sinclair’s allegations:

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Webster Tarpley Reports on Larry Sinclair

Obama accuser has long rap sheet
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0608/11164.html

Larry Sinclair Gets Arrested
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=10094

Pro Obama Bloggers Get Sinclair Arrested
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/a-campaign-firs.html

Larry Sinclair, Obama’s Accuser, Tries To ’Produce Evidence’ At National Press Club
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/256352

 



Scott McClellan Under Oath: Video Highlights

Scott McClellan Under Oath: Video Highlights

ANP
June 20, 2008

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Tp63FC7EvXc

Former presidential spokesperson Scott McClellan testified under oath before the House Judiciary Committee and laid out a damning case against Bush’s White House. Over the course of four tense hours, committee members clashed over calls for impeachment of President Bush and deception leading up to the invasion of Iraq.

McClellan Will Testify Before House
http://news.yahoo.com/s/a..ylt=Aj4lbuTY4WyadQIxRt2zJqGMwfIE

McClellin: Bush Admits Authorizing Plame Leak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oft4K3f8364

Former White House spokesman: Bush used ’propaganda’ to sell war
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Form..man_Bush_used_0527.html

Letterman: “Cheney Couldn’t Care Less About Americans”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TudvUGEDnkA

McClellan: Bush’s Iran rhetoric serious
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=58111&sectionid=351020101

Bush ‘involved’ in CIA leak case
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7105001.stm

 



Officer slams teen’s face into a wall

Officer slams teen’s face into a wall, knocking out three teeth

 

2 large officers beat black transexual man

Recent News:

One-third of people shot by Taser need medical attention: probe
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/080617/canada/canada_taser_injuries

Canadian police must restrict, or scrap tasers: watchdog
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM..CiCOMV4w

Protest against police surveillance and you get arrested and evicted
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/M..i-camera_activists.html

Detained by Montgomery County Police For Buying Sugar
http://dc.metblogs.com/2008/06/14/det..nty-police-for-buying-sugar/

Los Angeles abolishes Fourth Amendment, begins bogus “random bag searches”
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/06/14/los-angeles-metro-ab.html

Innocent Man Released After 18 Months In Jail
http://www.badcopnews.com/20..snitch-no-match-to-collected-dna/

Here’s the buzz: NYPD should outfit cops with TASERS, says Rand Corp
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny..uld_outfit_cops_w.html

Suddenly, Labour is not laughing at David Davis
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/jun/15/labour.daviddavis

4,776 Surveillance Cameras in Washington D.C.
http://www.latimes.com/news/..as16-2008jun16,0,5769627.story

Army Teams With DC Police
http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2008/06/09/daily76.html

Suddenly, Labour is not laughing at David Davis