“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.” -James MadisonAs previously discussed in these spaces by Kelley Vlahos, Lucy Steigerwald, and myself, a group of senators are mulling a revision to the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force against those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks. In Senate testimony today, several Pentagon officials tried to dissuade making any changes to the law, which has been notoriously beneficial to the expansion of the warfare state and terribly detrimental to the rule of law, government transparency, and human liberty in general.
Indeed, “the AUMF opened the doors to the US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya; attacks on Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Mali; the new drone bases in Niger and Djibouti; and the killing of American citizens, notably Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old noncombatant son,” write Michael Shank and Matt Southworth in the Guardian.“It is what now emboldens the hawks on the warpath to Syria, Iran and North Korea,” they add.
Obama emphasizes 'Military Option', but insists US won't attack Syria alone ~ link ~ No need to. The political classes of any number of NATO nations are firmly in the back pocket of the Global Banking Cartel and the Netanyahu Zionists and will gladly lead their nations into World War III and the deaths of most of their people!!! The frenzy of top level pre-war summits continue. Something very bad is headed our way and soon! Stirling
In multi-hour talks today with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Obama reiterated that the US “reserves the right” to attack Syria militarily despite a previous deal with Russia to pursue a negotiated settlement to the nation’s ongoing civil war.
At the same time Obama insisted that the US would not attack Syria unilaterally, but would only do so as part of a broader alliance of attacking nations, saying the US had “no magic formula for dealing with an extraordinary violent and difficult situation like Syria’s.”
Over 160 killed in three days of Iraqi sectarian violence ~ link ~ After about three trillion dollars, thousands of Americans killed, tens of thousands of Americans wounded, thousands more NATO and allied troops killed and wounded, and perhaps one a a half million Iraqis killed, we have 'achieved democracy and peace'...RIGHT!!! A very wise man, actually the wisest man in history, Jesus Christ, said that you judge a tree by its fruit. Well the fruit of the American/allied involvement in Iraq is truly rotten! Stirling
The "Chumps R Us" Club ~ link ~ Are you one of those people that believes the US Government (USG) narratives about anything and everything because the you think the USG is there to help you and would never lie?
If so, please stop reading this article right now and move along. Without realizing it you are a satisfied card-carrying member of the “Chumps R Us Club” and at present have a completely closed and cloned mind.
On the other hand however, if there is a little voice deep down inside telling you that everything the USG is involved in lately is a charade, like faked election results to put Bush 2 in power and a faked candidate who isn’t even a US citizen put into the presidency as a NOW Globalist puppet, and you feel like the two big Bailouts and ongoing monthly Quantitative Easings are stealing you and your kids’ future, keep reading, because there may still be time to “un-hive” your mind and help take back your Republic which has been hijacked by offshore foreign Banksters and their international crime syndicate.
Mideast now entering the Twilight Zone ~ link ~ As I remember from the old television show, The Twilight Zone, things usually did not turn out so good once you entered the zone. Stirling
“I thought it [intervention] was a mistake in Libya, and I think it is a mistake in Syria, even if we had intervened more significantly in Syria a year ago or six months ago. We overestimate our ability to determine outcomes.” ...Robert Gates, former Sec. of Defense
The Dams Raid ~ link ~ Today is the 70th anniversary of the great Dams Raid by Guy Gibson VC and 617 Squadron on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams in Germany, so it is appropriate to honor these brave men. Although I am an Honorary Life Member of Bomber Command Association I have only ever met a couple of the guys who were on that raid, sadly no longer with us. They were wonderful people.
It is even more appropriate to have the 70th Anniversary fall in a week in which Tory Eurosceptics breached David Cameron’s European policy. The water is pouring through. Hopefully the Coalition Government will be washed away within weeks. There is already talk of a General Election in July, which would most likely be followed by British withdrawal from the evil European Union, successor to the Third Reich, whose founding father, Jean Monnet, worked hard for a Nazi victory in World War II.
According to Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, any groups that had the words “patriot” or “tea party” in their names were specifically targeted for additional scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. The demands that were made on some of these groups were extraordinary.
Monsanto has also introduced Roundup Ready corn that has been genetically altered to resist glyphosate herbicides which at 85,000 metric tons per year is the most commonly used one in the US. It has been speculated that Monsanto is deliberately killing off the bees so we have to go to them for crops that don’t need bees.
10 Amazing charts that demonstrate the slow agonizing death of the America worker ~ link ~ America has been attacked by a mostly foreign group that has slated it for economic ruin, political fascism, military defeat, and the deaths of the vast majority of its citizens. The political and financial class and mainstream news media are active bought-and-paid-for members of the crew doing the dirty work of this what can only be called 'demonic' strategy. Stirling
The middle class American worker is in danger of becoming an endangered species. The politicians are not telling you the truth, and the mainstream media is certainly not telling you the truth, but the reality is that there is nothing but bad news on the horizon for workers in the United States. In the old days, when the big corporations that dominate our society did well, that also meant good things for American workers since those corporations would need more of us to work for them. But in the emerging one world economic system that our economy is being merged into, those corporations have other choices now. For instance, the big corporations can now choose to limit the number of "expensive" American workers that they employ by shipping millions of jobs to the other side of the world. And from their perspective, it makes perfect sense. They can make much bigger profits by hiring people on the other side of the planet to work for them for less than a dollar an hour. If they can get good production out of those people, then why should they hire Americans for ten to twenty times as much, plus have to give those Americans health insurance and other benefits? Another major factor in the slow, agonizing death of the American worker is technology. We live during a period when technology is advancing at a pace that is almost unimaginable at the same time that it is steadily becoming cheaper and cheaper. That means that it is going to become easier and easier for companies to replace workers with robots and computers. As I have written about previously, it is being projected that our economy will lose millions of jobs to technology in the coming years. Yes, some of us will still be needed to help build the robots and the computers, but not all of us will. And of course the overall general weakness of the economy is not helping matters either. The American people inherited the greatest economic machine in the history of the world, and we have wrecked it. Decades of very foolish decisions have resulted in the period of steady economic decline that we are experiencing now.
America is simply not the economic powerhouse that it once was. Back in 2001, the U.S. economy accounted for 31.8 percent of global GDP. By 2011, the U.S. economy only accounted for 21.6 percent of global GDP. That is a collapse any way that you want to look at it.
Self reliance under seize as EU herbal regulations take hold ~ link ~ The European Union thinks it knows what's best for the world's health and future.
The "all knowing" think they can govern the land, the plants, traditional herbal medicine, and each individual person, however they choose. That's why they have begun implementing the European Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive all across Europe.
As new regulations on herbal products take hold, the EU is telling the world that people cannot be trusted to self-regulate, self-medicate, and survive on their own. That's why they've put together a regulation committee to ensure everyone's continued "safety."
The trial of Vernon Hershberger, another raw milk farmer facing prison time for producing real milk ~ link ~ 'Swine, you will obey the food fascists or go to prison where you will be raped frequently and likely end up dying!' Stirling
Just a few days remain before Amish raw milk farmer Vernon Hershberger of Wisconsin faces a corrupt legal system with an ingrown vendetta against the production and distribution of real food. Beginning on May 20, 2013, at 8 a.m., Vernon, who has been falsely accused of committing numerous food distribution violations in his home state, will stand before both jurors and judge at the Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo, Wisc. And right across the street at the Al Ringling Theatre, a cohort of food freedom patriots will gather to support him and educate the public about this important issue with an even known as Grow Your Food Freedom.
In case you missed it, Vernon is one of many family-scale farmers that in recent years has been illegally targeted by both the state and federal government for producing clean food and sharing it with his friends and neighbors. Vernon has been operating a private food club that distributes raw, unpasteurized milk and other goods from his farm to local shareholders, a setup that does not require, and actually prohibits, the uninvited involvement and interference of state and local governments.
Gruesome abortionist found guilty for murder of three babies 'aborted' after live birth ~ link ~ Of course, had he just killed/aborted the babies before they were born he could bill the insurance company!!! Abortionists are murders! Stirling
Lost in the news cycle of scandal and corruption at the White House, Justice Department and the IRS, a vile abortionist got what was coming to him when a Philadelphia jury found him guilty of killing at least three babies born alive at his filthy, house-of-horrors clinic.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell provided abortions to poor, underprivileged women for more than 30 years, often taking cases that pushed "the 24-week threshold when abortion becomes illegal in Pennsylvania," Philly.com reported.
Convicted of taking the lives of three babies who had the misfortune of being born alive at an abortion clinic by jabbing scissors into the base of their skulls and "clipping" their spinal cords, now Gosnell has his own life to worry about.