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Crimes of a Monster: Your Tax Dollars at Work

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By John W. Whitehead

April 16, 2018

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“This is true whether you’re talking about taxpayers being forced to fund high-priced weaponry that will be used against us, endless wars that do little for our safety or our freedoms, or bloated government agencies such as the National Security Agency with its secret budgets, covert agendas and clandestine activities. Rubbing salt in the wound, even monetary awards in lawsuits against government officials who are found guilty of wrongdoing are paid by the taxpayer.”

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“Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?”— James Russell Lowell, 19th century American novelist…..

Let us not mince words.

We are living in an age of war profiteers.

We are living in an age of scoundrels, liars, brutes and thugs. Many of them work for the U.S. government.

We are living in an age of monsters.

Ask Donald Trump. He knows all about monsters.

Any government that leaves “mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air” is evil and despicable, said President Trump, justifying his blatantly unconstitutional decision (in the absence of congressional approval or a declaration of war) to launch airstrikes against Syria based on dubious allegations that it had carried out chemical weapons attacks on its own people. “They are crimes of a monster.”

If the Syrian government is a monster for killing innocent civilians, including women and children, the U.S. government must be a monster, too.

In Afghanistan, ten civilians were killed—including three children, one an infant in his mother’s arms—when U.S. warplanes targeted a truck in broad daylight on an open road with women and children riding in the exposed truck bed. They had been fleeing airstrikes on their village.

In Syria, at least 80 civilians, including 30 children, were killed when U.S.-led air strikes bombed a school and a packed marketplace.

In Yemen, a U.S. drone bombed a caravan of vehicles on their way to or from a wedding, leaving “scorched vehicles and body parts … scattered on the road.” As investigative journalist Tom Engelhart documents, that 2013 bombing was actually the eighth wedding party (almost 300 civilians dead) wiped out by the U.S. military, totally or in part, since the Afghan War began in 2001. “Keep in mind that, in these years, weddings haven’t been the only rites hit,” notes Engelhart. “US air power has struck gatherings ranging from funerals to a baby-naming ceremony.”

Then there was a Doctors without Borders hospital in Kunduz that had 12 of its medical staff and 10 of its patients, including three children, killed when a U.S. AC-130 gunship fired on it repeatedly. Some of the patients were burned alive in their hospital beds.

Yes, on this point, President Trump is exactly right: these are, indeed, the crimes of a monster. More

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5 Privacies you didn’t know you lost

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corbettreport

 Published on Mar 22, 2018
We all know that privacy is a thing of the past, right? Pfff.
The government spying on everyone? That’s yesterday’s news.
But if you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to the obtrusive police state panopticon,
you’ve got another thing coming.
Here are five privacies you didn’t even realize you lost.

 

TS Radio: TnT Tanya TalkS with Mike Oxely…PART 2

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Join us this Sunday evening April 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm CST! More

If they can do this to the President……

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Marti Oakley

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“For those of us looking at the larger picture, it appears that President Trump’s announcement that we would be withdrawing from Syria was met with massive resistance by the deep state and the war-hawks who go to bed each night resting assured that neither they, nor any of their immediate or extended families or friends, will ever be sent into another hell created by the military industrial complex along with their other close friends in government.

This situation is about far more than some illicit affair with a porn star.”

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In my Opinion:

America has witnessed a coup against the President of the United States. Whether you like Trump or you don’t….this should have all of us on high alert.

Having dared to suggest that we would withdraw very soon from Syria, the war hawks (both on the left & right), neo-cons and neo-liberals along with deep state actors moved swiftly to neutralize not only the office, but the president himself. And don’t kid yourself, there is no difference in these supposed political party’s who live a life of largess on our dime. Virtually everyone of those “elected officials” is on board with the continual wars and the acts of aggression against other countries, whether “left” or “right”, conservative or liberal. More

DHS to Monitor All Media and Journalists: Guess What’s Coming?

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The Daily Sheeple

Let’s start out with a revealing statement from an individual named Tyler Q. Houlton, listed as a “spokesperson for DHS,” regarding the agency’s

latest maneuver. Here’s what Houlton had to say:

“Despite what some reporters may suggest, this is nothing more than the standard practice of monitoring current events in the media. Any suggestion otherwise is fit for tin foil hat wearing, black helicopter conspiracy theorists.”

This statement on Houlton’s Twitter account came on the heels of a release that DHS is now going to monitor all journalists. The article is entitled Homeland Security to compile database of journalists and ‘media influencers. Here are two noteworthy excerpts: More

The Vietnam War in 1970: GIs Kill Their Own Officers While Government Slays Student Protestors

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The Most Revolutionary Act

A Sea of Fire, Episode 8

The Vietnam War

Directed by Ken Burn and Lyn Novick

Film Review

This week Maori TV showed A Sea of Fire, Episode 8 of the Vietnam War series. It covers the period from April 4, 1969 to May 1970 and the massacre of four students at Kent State and two at Jackson State

By April 1969, there were 543,482 US troops fighting in Vietnam, with thousands more on nearby naval vessels and support bases. By that date, 40,794 GIs had died in Vietnam.

 

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The Myth of “Lone Assassin” Political Murders: MLK’s was just Another one of Many Conspiratorial Crimes (and Cover-ups) of the 20th Century. James Earl Ray was Innocent of the Assassination of Martin Luther King. Jr

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Duty to Warn

By Gary G. Kohls, MD – April 8, 2018

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The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media…We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American people believe is false.” – William Colby, Ronald Reagan’s Director of the CIA (1981)

The US government’s disinformation campaign to shape the public’s view of important historical events never stops. Propaganda, disinformation and dirty tricks have been part of America even before certain colonial ruling elite’s pretended that the Pilgrims were being nice to – rather than plotting genocide against – the indigenous people at the mythical ”First Thanksgiving”. The “nice” Pilgrims were actually theologically-fascistic witch-believers who regarded the indigenous people as satanic sub-humans whose land could be stolen from them and whose women and children could be massacred with God’s blessings. These so-called Christians sincerely believed that the souls of the native American “subhumans” that had occupied America for 10,000 years could only be “saved” from eternal damnation by being forcibly baptized against their wills into the Christian religion. Sugar-coating the Pilgrim’s decidedly un-Christ-like natures was good for the image of the new nation whose economy would soon be built on the satanic enslavement of other equally” sub-human” black Africans who were about to be kidnapped, cruelly transported from their native lands and then bought and sold in the mythical “land of the free and the brave”.

Many of the widely-accepted myths about our allegedly “honorable” racist ancestors have intentionally obscured the fact that the vast majority of America’s proud slave-owning Founding Fathers were greedy for power and wealth. And yet these and similar myths about the goodness of America’s ruling classes continue to be knowingly taught to grade school students up to the present moment. More

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