by Brandon Martinez
Dec 14, 2014
Senate torture report reveals American sadism
By Brandon Martinez
A new Senate report on the CIA’s extensive use of torture to extract information from Muslim patsies in Guantanamo Bay and sundry other agency ‘black sites’ reveals Washington’s sheer sadism.
Russia Today’s summary of the damning Senate investigation highlights the CIA’s systemic use of torturous brutality on prisoners held in agency-run jails across the globe.
The Senate’s report acknowledges that the CIA caused an Afghan man, Gul Rahman, to essentially freeze to death in a prison cell at one of their torture centers north of Kabul. RT writes that, “Sometime that November [in 2001], a low-level CIA officer at COBALT ordered that Rahman be stripped naked, except for a sweatshirt, and ‘shackled to the wall of his cell in a position that required the detainee to rest on the bare concrete floor,’ according to the Senate committee.”
A particularly cringe-worthy revelation is that the CIA practiced “rectal feeding” where prisoners on hunger strikes were force-fed through their rectum in order to keep them alive. The RT commentary cited above writes that, “At least five CIA detainees were subjected to ‘rectal rehydration,’ or rectal feeding, the Senate report reads, in order to keep prisoners alive who allegedly otherwise refused to eat.”
The CIA also played upon prisoners’ fears to induce them to talk. According to the Senate report, a Saudi man named Abu Zubaydah who had severe entomophobia was put into a confinement box, which was then filled with insects. “In order to try and break them down during interrogations,” the RT summary further explained, CIA officers would threaten to harm prisoners’ family members, often telling them rape and death is what awaited their loved ones if they didn’t start talking. Sleep deprivation was a common tactic as well as prolonged standing, water boarding, ice water baths, suspending prisoners from the wall or ceiling by their limbs, and other inhumane methods.
Despite repeated and incessant violations, CIA officers who participated in the torture program were never reprimanded or punished by the agency, revealing that agency higher-ups were not only negligent but also complicit on every level. “There was no accountability,” the Senate report conceded.
In a display of demented hubris, former President George W. Bush defended the CIA torturers outed in the report, describing them as “patriots.” Former Vice President Dick Cheney, whose unbridled malevolence rivals that of Josef Stalin, damned the new report as “full of crap” and said that the CIA’s torture program was “perfectly justified.” “I’d do it again in a minute,” he told CNN.
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Press For Truth
Dec 5, 2014
Obama’s executive amnesty will hit America hard, but what about Canada? Can we expect a flux of Americans to cross the American-Canadian border when the US becomes overrun with Mexicans? Hard to say, but in this video Dan Dicks breaks down why it’s crucial to reinforce the notion that Mexico, the United States and Canada are not the same country; we are not part of a larger union.
21st Century Wire
[Nov 26, 2014]
A verdict was returned, and Ferguson burned. Anyone who was really paying attention was hardly surprised.
It brought back memories of similar scenes; the 1965 Watts Riots, the Rodney King verdict and the subsequent 1992 LA Riots, and most recently the aftermath of the Zimmerman-Martin verdict in 2013. But this time it made little, if any sense.
Monday evening in Clayton, Missouri, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a Grand Jury had delivered its decision for Officer Darren Wilson vs. Michael Brown. Five indictment charges were presented and the jury found “no probable cause” and returned a “no true” bill for all five charges. Tremors began to shake the streets almost immediately after…
See Full Ferguson Time Line Here
Professional street agitator of Freddy’s Fashion Mart fame, FBI supergrass, and (somehow) now a White House ‘advisor’, Al Sharpton, wasted no time getting in front of TV cameras and claiming that street outrage, rioting and looting were somehow ‘warranted’, and proceeded to deliver a veiled threat to the prosecutors office stating, “This is not our first rodeo McCulloch, we will deal with this in a way civil rights leaders have”.
STEPFATHER LOUIS: “Burn this bitch down!”
CNN reported how last night, Louis Head, the stepfather of “gentle giant” Michael Brown, married to Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, was on the streets outside of Ferguson Police Department Headquarters screaming to the angry mobs, “Burn this bitch down!”, following prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s announcement of a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict.
Head himself should be charged with reckless (and brainless) endangerment after such an incitement – at a time when the mob was assembling and ready to boil over. As an ex-con himself, now inciting street violence, Head might just be in violation of his parole. Nonetheless, Head’s approach pretty much embodies the mentality and politics of everyone who jumped onto the cultural Marxist bandwagon for this latest joy ride; lynch mob rules, and to hell with rationality. More balkanization of American society. Divide and Rule. Welcome, to another addition of Thunderdome…
Flash Mobs ‘In Solidarity’, For Solidarity’s Sake
Late last night, St. Louis Police confirmed over 150 gunshots were fired last night – from protesters – towards police, including shots fired at police helicopters. Fire fighters who arrived to put out flames set by Ferguson arsonists also took gunfire from the mob and were forced to retreat, leaving fire hoses laying on the streets at midnight.
We are continuously told the following from activists and community organizers: “the community is shocked and angered by the decision (verdict)”, but if you actually review the facts and full transcripts of the testimonies (read the full PDF below) in what was seems to be a very thorough investigation, then it’s hard to see exactly what the community would be shocked about. In general, protesters cared little about witness testimonies and seemed uninterested about in any evidence presented.
Because the verdict went the wrong way, the mob seems to have even brushed off the testimonies of black witnesses, who were also local residents.
With all the mindless media rhetoric and the flaky ignorance of legal due process, one can only conclude that mobs are not mourning for Michael Brown, nor are that concerned with justice either, and are certainly not interested in the rule of law (that should be pretty obvious by now). They saw a big colorful bandwagon, all gassed-up and ready to go. Another opportunity to ‘organize’...
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Nov 26, 2014
By Charlie Mcgrath
In the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Charlie Mcgrath explains how an absolute police state is being trumpeted as the solution to police abuse.
Published time: December 03, 2014 23:29
Edited time: December 04, 2014 00:57
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.(Reuters / Tami Chappell)
The US Justice Department announced that it is opening a federal civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, who was killed by a chokehold at the hands of police.
US Attorney General Eric Holder made the announcement Wednesday evening, in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict the police officer responsible for placing Garner in a chokehold. The investigation will consider whether or not police violated Garner’s civil rights.
Prosecutors will conduct an independent, thorough, and fair investigation, Holder said, including a “complete review” of material gathered during the local investigation.
In order to bring charges against New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the Justice Department will need enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Garner’s rights were violated, and that Pantaleo did so “willfully.”
A man holds a banner as he takes part during a protest in support of Eric Garner at Union Square on December 3, 2014 in New York City.(AFP Photo / Kena Betancur)
Garner was killed back in July, when multiple officers targeted him for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. The 43-year-old Staten Island man was placed in a chokehold by police who tried to arrest him, then taken to the ground. Video footage of the incident was captured by a bystander, during which Garner can be heard yelling that he can’t breathe, but it doesn’t seem as if officers responded to his complaints.
His death was declared a homicide and a grand jury was convened to determine whether Pantaleo would face criminal charges. On Wednesday, however, the jury decided not to indict him.
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[related: Protestors Plan to Shut Down Rockefeller Xmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Tonight In Wake of Garner Decision]
by Christopher Mathias and Lilly Workneh
12/03/2014 2:30 pm EST
A grand jury in Staten Island voted Wednesday not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold.
Garner, 43, died July 17 while he was being arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes. In a video of the arrest, which has since gone viral, Garner screams “I can’t breathe!” multiple times until his body goes limp. A medical examiner later said that he died of a chokehold, a move that is banned by the NYPD, and ruled his death a homicide.
Garner’s attorney said Wednesday that the “family is very upset and disappointed that these officers are not getting indicted for any criminal conduct.”
Pantaleo said in a statement Wednesday that he regretted Garner’s death.
“I became a police officer to help people and to protect those who can’t protect themselves,” Pantaleo said. “It is never my intention to harm anyone and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner. My family and I include him and his family in our prayers and I hope that they will accept my personal condolences for their loss.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Garner’s death “a terrible tragedy that no family should have to endure,” and said he would continue to work to decrease the use of excessive force among officers.
“This is a subject that is never far from my family’s minds – or our hearts,” he said. “And Eric Garner’s death put a spotlight on police-community relations and civil rights – some of most critical issues our nation faces today.”
The decision in the Garner case comes just over a week after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. A series of protests erupted nationwide immediately following the decision in Ferguson, and New York officials braced for similar protests on Wednesday.
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by Melissa Melton
Nov 24, 2014
While I was watching the supposedly “live” feed from Clayton, MO where the St. Louis Prosecutor was set to release the announcement of the grand jury’s decision, I noticed Drudge Report already had a link to a USA Today article declaring no charges…the story with the no verdict went out a full 15 minutes before the prosecutor’s “live” press conference announcing it.
OBVIOUSLY the media had advanced notice here.
In fact, right on cue after the decision was announced, someone set a police car on fire.
Via Kev Baker, one of our fellow hosts on Truth Frequency Radio:
Truthstream FB Friend Craig Wood reported, “At approximately 9pm as seen on live footage Ferguson police started an advance and started gassing and firing rubber bullets at a relatively peaceful crowd. The advance continues as I make this post.”
This whole thing is more staged than a Broadway show, and apparently the singing and dancing has already begun.
For more on who is pulling the strings in Ferguson:
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by Joshua Blakeney
Nov 6, 2014
I was interviewed on November 6, 2014 by Dr. Kevin Barrett about the suspicious and conveniently timed Ottawa “shooting” of October 22nd. During the interview I drew attention to the implications the perceived false-flag would have for civil liberties in Canada. During the interview I read the following three paragraphs from a Globe and Mail article entitled “How Canada’s Terror Laws Could Change”:
Tabled Monday, the “ Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act” boosts the powers of Canada’s domestic spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), to share information and operate internationally. It also gives new powers for CSIS to keep its sources anonymous. The bill had been meant to be tabled on Wednesday, the same day Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot and killed a soldier at the National War Memorial before storming the Centre Block building on Parliament Hill, where he died. . .
Bill C-44 may not be the end of it. The federal government continues to eye what new powers it will seek for police. Government ministers have mused openly about lowering how much evidence is needed to place a terror suspect under a peace bond, which allows officials to closely monitor the suspect even if they don’t have enough evidence to lay a charge. Other changes could include making it illegal to write online statements that support a terror group and expanding powers for “preventative arrest,” or arrest without a charge. . .
On the same day as Mr. Couture-Rouleau‘s attack, the House passed Bill C-13. The government refers to as an anti-cyberbullying bill but it goes well beyond that. The bill contains broad new police powers, including several new warrants for surveillance, tracking and gathering of bank information that critics have said will, in some cases, require little evidence to get. The issue was raised again this week when the RCMP Commissioner called for certain evidentiary thresholds to be lowered.
The above statements provide a flavour of the changes that are to come in Canada as a result of the implausible official interpretation of the recent events. I noted that the proposed law against “glorifying or condoning terrorism” will enable the state to criminalize anybody who expresses verbal or written support for Palestinian resistance organizations whom under International Law are entitled to resist illegal occupation. The Netanyahu government’s tendentious analysis of Middle East politics is now to provide the framework for Canadian jurisprudence, it seems. Additionally, one can imagine the Zionist thought-police in Canada portraying questioning the official explanations of terrorist incidents as a form of “condoning” or “glorification” of terrorism. Hence it is possible that the Ottawa “shooting” will be remembered as the false-flag that prevented skeptics from discussing false-flags by enabling the enactment of such censorious laws.
I also noted that while Canada’s government is throwing around phrases like “radicalization” and “extremism” that they are the ones who are on the extremity of the United Nations, where they invariably go against the international consensus during votes relating to the terrorism of Israel.
Fortunately, Canadian professors Anthony Hall, Peter Dale Scott and John McMurtry have all published methodical and well-researched pieces drawing attention to the problems with the official explanation of the Ottawa “shooting”. They are all worth reading.