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OWoN: Why is it so difficult to see that truth is being disguised to suit an agenda? Is not all men brothers under one family of man, on a planet called earth? 

Perhaps the question avoided is where does the money come from to fund threats which become excuses for war for hegemony. 

We need to challenge these manipulations in whose name?




Washington’s Secret Agendas


Institute for Political Economy
By Paul Craig Roberts
28 September 2014

One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas.

The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm, Halliburton, and other private interests only to end in another Washington failure.

The public fell for the lie that Saddam Hussein in Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction” that were a threat to America and that if the US did not invade Iraq Americans risked a “mushroom cloud going up over an American city.” With the rise of ISIS, this long war apparently is far from over. Billions of dollars more in profits will pour into the coffers of the US military security complex as Washington fights those who are redrawing the false Middle East boundaries created by the British and French after WW I when the British and French seized territories of the former Ottoman Empire.

The American public fell for the lies told about Gaddafi in Libya. The formerly stable and prosperous country is now in chaos.

The American public fell for the lie that Iran has, or is building, nuclear weapons. Sanctioned and reviled by the West, Iran has shifted toward an Eastern orientation, thereby removing a principal oil producer from Western influence.

The public fell for the lie that Assad of Syria used “chemical weapons against his own people.” The jihadists that Washington sent to overthrow Assad have turned out to be, according to Washington’s propaganda, a threat to America.

The greatest threat to the world is Washington’s insistence on its hegemony. The ideology of a handful of neoconservatives is the basis for this insistence. We face the situation in which a handful of American neoconservative psychopaths claim to determine the fate of countries.

Many still believe Washington’s lies, but increasingly the world sees Washington as the greatest threat to peace and life on earth. The claim that America is “exceptional and indispensable” is used to justify Washington’s right to dictate to other countries.

The casualties of Washington’s bombings are invariably civilians, and the deaths will produce more recruits for ISIS. Already there are calls for Washington to reintroduce “boots on the ground” in Iraq. Otherwise, Western civilization is doomed, and our heads will be cut off. The newly created propaganda of a “Russian threat” requires more NATO spending and more military bases on Russia’s borders. A “quick reaction force” is being created to respond to a nonexistent threat of a Russian invasion of the Baltics, Poland, and Europe.

Usually it takes the American public a year, or two, three, or four to realize that it has been deceived by lies and propaganda, but by that time the public has swallowed a new set of lies and propaganda and is all concerned about the latest “threat.” The American public seems incapable of understanding that just as the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth, threat was a hoax, so is the sixth threat, and so will be the seventh, eighth, and ninth.

Moreover, none of these American military attacks on other countries has resulted in a better situation, as Vladimir Putin honestly states. Yet, the public and its representatives in Congress support each new military adventure despite the record of deception and failure.




Perhaps if Americans were taught their true history in place of idealistic fairy tales, they would be less gullible and less susceptible to government propaganda. I have recommended Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s The Untold History of the US, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the US, and now I recommend Stephen Kinzer’s The Brothers, the story of the long rule of John Foster and Allen Dulles over the State Department and CIA and their demonization of reformist governments that they often succeeded in overthrowing. Kinzer’s history of the Dulles brothers’ plots to overthrow six governments provides insight into how Washington operates today.

In 1953 the Dulles brothers overthrew Iran’s elected leader, Mossadegh and imposed the Shah, thus poisoning American-Iranian relations through the present day. Americans might yet be led into a costly and pointless war with Iran, because of the Dulles brothers poisoning of relations in 1953.

The Dulles brothers overthrew Guatemala’s popular president Arbenz, because his land reform threatened the interest of the Dulles brothers’ Sullivan & Cromwell law firm’s United Fruit Company client. The brothers launched an amazing disinformation campaign depicting Arbenz as a dangerous communist who was a threat to Western civilization. The brothers enlisted dictators such as Somoza in Nicaragua and Batista in Cuba against Arbenz. The CIA organized air strikes and an invasion force. But nothing could happen until Arbenz’s strong support among the people in Guatemala could be shattered. The brothers arranged this through Cardinal Spellman, who enlisted Archbishop Rossell y Arellano. “A pastoral letter was read on April 9, 1954 in all Guatemalan churches.”

A masterpiece of propaganda, the pastoral letter misrepresented Arbenz as a dangerous communist who was the enemy of all Guatemalans. False radio broadcasts produced a fake reality of freedom fighter victories and army defections. Arbenz asked the UN to send fact finders, but Washington prevented that from happening. American journalists, with the exception of James Reston, supported the lies. Washington threatened and bought off Guatemala’s senior military commanders, who forced Arbenz to resign. The CIA’s chosen and well paid “liberator,” Col. Castillo Armas, was installed as Arbenz’s successor.

We recently witnessed a similar operation in Ukraine.

President Eisenhower thanked the CIA for averting “a Communist beachhead in our hemisphere,” and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles gave a national TV and radio address in which he declared that the events in Guatemala “expose the evil purpose of the Kremlin.” This despite the uncontested fact that the only outside power operating in Guatemala was the Dulles brothers.

What had really happened is that a democratic and reformist government was overthrown because it compensated United Fruit Company for the nationalization of the company’s fallow land at a value listed by the company on its tax returns. America’s leading law firm or perhaps more accurately, America’s foreign policy-maker, Sullivan & Cromwell, had no intention of permitting a democratic government to prevail over the interests of the law firm’s client, especially when senior partners of the firm controlled both overt and covert US foreign policy. The two brothers, whose family members were invested in the United Fruit Company, simply applied the resources of the CIA, State Department, and US media to the protection of their private interests. The extraordinary gullibility of the American people, the corrupt American media, and the indoctrinated and impotent Congress allowed the Dulles brothers to succeed in overthrowing a democracy.

Keep in mind that this use of the US government in behalf of private interests occurred 60 years ago long before the corrupt Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes. And no doubt in earlier times as well.

The Dulles brothers next intended victim was Ho Chi Minh. Ho, a nationalist leader, asked for America’s help in freeing Vietnam from French colonial rule. But John Foster Dulles, a self-righteous anti-communist, miscast Ho as a Communist Threat who was springing the domino theory on the Western innocents. Nationalism and anti-colonialism, Foster declared, were merely a cloak for communist subversion.

Paul Kattenburg, the State Department desk officer for Vietnam suggested that instead of war, the US should give Ho $500 million in reconstruction aid to rebuild the country from war and French misrule, which would free Ho from dependence on Russian and Chinese support, and, thereby, influence. Ho appealed to Washington several times, but the demonic inflexibility of the Dulles brothers prevented any sensible response. Instead, the hysteria whipped-up over the “communist threat” by the Dulles brothers landed the United States in the long, costly, fiasco known as the Vietnam War. Kattenburg later wrote that it was suicidal for the US “to cut out its eyes and ears, to castrate its analytic capacity, to shut itself off from the truth because of blind prejudice.” Unfortunately for Americans and the world, castrated analytic capacity is Washington’s strongest suit.

The Dulles brothers’ next targets were President Sukarno of Indonesia, Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba of Congo, and Fidel Castro. The plot against Castro was such a disastrous failure that it cost Allen Dulles his job. President Kennedy lost confidence in the agency and told his brother Bobby that after his reelection he was going to break the CIA into a thousand pieces. When President Kennedy removed Allen Dulles, the CIA understood the threat and struck first.

Warren Nutter, my Ph.D. dissertation chairman, later Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, taught his students that for the US government to maintain the people’s trust, which democracy requires, the government’s policies must be affirmations of our principles and be openly communicated to the people. Hidden agendas, such as those of the Dulles brothers and the Clinton, Bush and Obama regimes, must rely on secrecy and manipulation and, thereby, arouse the distrust of the people. If Americans are too brainwashed to notice, many foreign nationals are not.

The US government’s secret agendas have cost Americans and many peoples in the world tremendously. Essentially, the Foster brothers created the Cold War with their secret agendas and anti-communist hysteria. Secret agendas committed Americans to long, costly, and unnecessary wars in Vietnam and the Middle East. Secret CIA and military agendas intending regime change in Cuba were blocked by President John F. Kennedy and resulted in the assassination of a president, who, for all his faults, was likely to have ended the Cold War twenty years before Ronald Reagan seized the opportunity.

Secret agendas have prevailed for so long that the American people themselves are now corrupted. As the saying goes, “a fish rots from the head.” The rot in Washington now permeates the country.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost









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19 comments :

  1. And they repeat the same rhetoric over and over again...same story different day. Their main goal is to garner support for their lies from the public.

    Heaven knows how they gain this support, I know I didn't vote for any of this...and I am confident that 99% of the 99% didn't either. They are hell bent on doing what they want at the expense of the lives of the American public.

    The rule of law must be restored, and the true top of the pyramid must be uncapped.

    We go back to the many coups, but something else is controlling these bodies who we see as our leaders...this something else must be dealt with on the same terms as they are dealing with us...by force...without a knife or a gun...this is psy ops...psychological operations foisted upon an unsuspecting public.

    People see everything as black and white. the grey areas are not considered. This is where these psy ops operate, within the grey area that no one wants to out right acknowledge that they have to muster the inner ability to overcome. They refuse to see the non physical approach necessary to overcome this type of hidden power. Hidden power that TPTW have because of the deception only, our is much more in its pure essence.

    I argue that not "everything is academic." Not everything is physical. These situations in our society are created no for our greater good, but for the greater good of TPTW to control the pipeline of everything. This esoteric control comes in many forms...we have to learn to think for ourselves and listen to our hearts. Our Creator is speaking and no one hears.

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  2. Here's some more food for thought:
    The Money Mafia: A World in Crisis – New World Order & ETs – PAUL HELLYER
    http://outofthisworldx.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/the-money-mafia-a-world-in-crisis-paul-hellyer/

    CFR, Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, New World Order & ETs

    Paul Hellyer Former Minister of Defense of Canada reveals all in his new work researching the New World Order, the U.S. shadow government, and the ‘money mafia’ which is at the apex of the cabal that has been running the U.S. and much of the world since World War II.

    Exposing perceived fault lines in our banking and financial systems and explaining how unemployment could be cut in half in two years and worldwide prosperity restored, this book argues the existence of exotic energy sources to replace fossil fuels and consequently recommends an immediate end to fracking and offshore drilling for oil. It further urges an immediate worldwide mobilization to replace the energy source in every car, truck, tractor, ship, airplane, and house on Earth in seven years in a desperate effort to save the planet from further overheating. The book blasts government secrecy, and more than 65 years of supposed lies and disinformation, and demands full disclosure of what they know about visitors from other realms and their technology and the extent of their collaboration, including any treaties that may have been signed by them. With more than 65 years of participation in and observation of political and economic systems—beginning with the Great Depression, extending through World War II, the postwar era of hope for a better life, the Cold War, the subjugation of democracy by oligarchy, and the subtle but continuous militarization of America—Paul T. Hellyer analyzes what he believes has gone wrong with the world and its economy and suggests radical measures to introduce a universal culture of peace and cooperation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x-lDm0AitY0

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  3. Good blogging Fedup. They've gotten very good at lying and hiding the truth.

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    1. Hi P,
      I am watching like a hawk...everything they say and they try to pull off I try to blog it... exposure is their enemy. And the more we know, the more we wake up to their ploys.

      I think this is why they want to censor the internet/alternative news...we are getting on a roll here.

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    2. Fedup, you have that right. If they gain control of the net and sensor it, people aren't likely to keep learning the difference between snookering and outlandish lies. Or even what the truth is as there won't be a way to dig for it. The net has been key in breaking their hold on the planet, no matter where/what the action is. With social media and cell phones with ever better visual media capabilities, the days are getting short for the cabal. People love to to take pictures! ) and make movies.

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    3. Absolutely! Information is coming out so rapid that it's hard to keep up. Everyone is basically saying the same thing, but with different twists...however, never in history has information been disseminated at such a rapid speed right at our finger tips. In this we can compare and contrast information the minute it's published on MSM.

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  4. Remote Behavioral Influence Technology Evidence

    by John J. McMurtrey, M. S.[a], Copyright 2003, 23 Dec. 2003[b]

    People discerning remote manipulation by technology capable of such influence have formed protest organizations across the world.[1] [2] [3] [4] Educated society is uninformed regarding authentic documentation of the development and existence of these technologies, and unaware of the dangers. Complaint of ‘hearing voices’ and perception of other remote manipulation must receive appropriate scientific and legal investigation with protection. Professional awareness is virtually absent with eminent texts and opinion being presumptuous, without appraisal of the evidence.

    Herein is substantiated:
    1. Human wireless internal voice transmission and tracking technologies.
    2. Reports of electroencephalographic (EEG) thought reading capacity, evidence of covert development, and remote EEG capture technology.
    3. References to the use of these, or similar technologies against humans.

    http://www.deepblacklies.co.uk/remote_behavioral_techology.htm

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  5. Generals: Constitutional Crisis Could Force Military To Remove Obama
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RQAJXzeHvUI

    In a interview with Trunews, Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. General Thomas McInerney and Retired U.S. Army General Paul Vallely spoke about the possibility of a Constitutional Crisis that may occur if Barack Obama refuses to protect the American people from the threat of ISIS and radical islam. The Generals also said that it may come to the point where the US Military may have to remove Obama from office. The Generals also stated that Obama has moved the US stance on Terrorism from one of fighting against it to one of providing it aid and comfort.

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  6. IRS Forces U.S. Citizens To Pay A Percentage Of Their Taxes To The Queen Of England.
    http://politicalvelcraft.org/2012/02/08/americans-pay-a-percentage-of-their-taxes-to-the-queen-of-england-via-the-irs/

    Americans pay a percentage of their taxes to the Queen of England via the IRS. The IRS is not an agency of the Federal Government.

    It is an agency of the International Monetary Fund which is an agency of the United Nations. No law has ever been passed legalizing the charging of income tax. The 1040 tax form is the payment of a foreign tax to the King/Queen of England.

    American citizens have been in financial servitude to the British Monarch since the Treaty of 1783 and the War of Dependence.

    All tax payers have an Individual Master File and are held liable for a tax via a treaty between the U.S. and the U.K. and payable to the U.K. Prior to 1991, the Business Master File in 6209 was U.S.-U.K.

    Tax Claims, non-refile DLN. That means that everyone is considered a business and involved in commerce.

    The 16th Amendment Purporting To Authorize Federal Taxation Of US Individuals Was Never Ratified By The States.

    The first Federal income tax in the United States occurred during the civil war, through the passage of The Revenue Act of 1861: three percent for those making between $600 and $10,000, and five percent for those making over $10,000. This income tax was repealed ten years later.

    The U.S. Supreme Court, however, ruled that the Federal income tax violated the U.S. Constitution because it was a direct tax on individuals and not apportioned between the States, required by the Constitution. The Constitution protects individuals against the abuse of Federal government power by stripping from the FEDs the power to tax individuals, knowing the power to tax is the power to destroy.

    So the Federal power-seekers sought to overrule our forefathers and to empower the Federal Government, (that is, our US Federal Corporation, hereinafter, “The FEDS”) with the power to tax individuals through the 16th Amendment.

    The ratification of the 16th Amendment is dubious. In 1913, the same year British agents steered through Congress the FED fraud on the night before Christmas Eve, the 16th Amendment was hatched. But the founders made changing the Constitution difficult, to say the least. One of two ways to alter our founding document requires any proposed Constitutional Amendment be ratified by three-fourths of the States.

    Fraud and deceit were the hallmarks of this “ratification” process. At the time there were 48 States. More than 13 States either did not ratify the 16th Amendment, or it was fraudulently reported by a State Secretary of State as ratified, when it in fact was not. (The Law That Never Was) Ohio was counted as a ratifying State, even though Ohio did not lawfully become a State until Eisenhower signed an order in the 1950s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rn_wHxY4Alw

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  7. Ron Paul: Illegal US wars in ME aimed at selling arms
    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/28/380371/roan-paul-us-wars-aimed-at-selling-arms/

    Former US congressman and two-time Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul describes the new US war in the Middle East as “immoral and illegal”, adding that the military campaign in the region would only further the violence.

    “I consider what is going on now specifically in these last few weeks totally immoral. I think it’s illegal under our laws and illegal under international law as well,” Paul made the remarks in an interview with Russia Today in an answer to a question regarding the legality of the new US-led military campaign against ISIL Takfiri group in Syria and Iraq.

    “I would say the whole mess that we have been involved in the Middle East has been technically illegal because we initiated a war but we have not declared war,” he added.
    (more at link)

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  8. WORLD IN SHOCK AFTER AMERICA LIES ITS WAY INTO WAR AGAIN
    It’s hard to believe, but it is nevertheless true, that just one year ago this month the world was celebrating because the Obama regime and its war-hawk allies were stopped dead in their tracks in their plan to start a new war against Syria…and by extension World War III.

    The cause célèbre for the September, 2013 war against Syria, used by the Obama regime and its allies, was a deadly chemical gas attack upon hundreds of Syrian civilians by the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

    This blatant lie was quickly exposed by many, including the world-famous American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, and who in his scathing report on this chemical attack proved it was actually carried out by Syrian “rebel” forces acting at the behest of Turkey, for the purpose of providing a pretext for a US attack on Syria.

    Mind you, not one single major American or British news organization reported the truth of this deadly chemical attack to their citizens, rather it was left to us “conspiracy theorists” to make sure the truth was told….and (thankfully) enough people heard the truth and stopped the madness…but only for awhile.

    Now at this point it’s critical that I remind you of what is really going on here and why Syria is so important…and as we’ve, likewise, told you many times before.

    There is now an existential crisis in our world between the United States-European Union-Russia-China (and all their respective allies) over the future of the global economy…specifically what is going to be the reserve currency of the 21st Century for the purchase of oil and gas.

    Currently the global reserve currency is the US Dollar, which allows the American Federal Reserve to literally print money to support not only their economy, but that of the European Union too…so much so that just during one week alone in 2011, the Federal Reserve kept 523 EU banks from collapsing by giving them €489 billion ($638 billion).

    Russia and China have a BIG problem with the US and EU making money out of nothing and then using that monetary “power” to bully everyone else they disagree with…so this past May they signed an historic €315 billion ($400 billion) deal that prices gas in their currencies instead of the US Dollar.

    Both the US and EU are now terrified that Russia is going to begin demanding payment for both oil in gas in either Russian Rubles or Chinese Yuan…and that is exactly what Russia did last month when for the first time it started selling oil for Rubles instead of US Dollars.

    And when (not if) Russia tells the 28 Member States of the European Union, and their 505 million citizens, to start paying for gas and oil in anything other than US Dollars? Well, the answer is simple…the US will stand exposed for the hypocritical nation it has become.

    And what is the ONLY thing the US can do to stop this? Simple…they have to completely take over Syria!

    If the US is successful in taking over Syria then they can build the pipelines they need from both Qatar and Saudi Arabia…connect them to new pipelines in Turkey…extend them into the EU, and then the Europeans and Americans can keep the US Dollar as the reserve currency of the 21st Century and keep the printing presses running.

    Russia, in case you haven’t noticed, isn’t taking this threat lying down either as it continues to extend its pipeline network with the South Stream Pipeline that bypasses Ukraine and will ensure the EU has gas supplies well into this century.

    In order to protect the US Dollar, the Americans have sided with the most brutal branch of Islam called the Sunnis…Russia on the other hand, in order to protect its economy, has sided with the more moderate Islamic branch called the Shiites. (more at link)
    http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1807.htm

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  9. The 16th Amendment is the most misunderstood amendment ever. Even lower courts get it wrong, despite the Supreme Courts superb clarifying ruling in Brushaber, under Chief Justice Edward White.

    The court held that the 16th Amendment did not create any new tax, not even an "income tax", It simply settled a dispute regarding what is and what is not an excise tax. In simple terms, the issue in general was whether or not, for example, income from a property (be it stocks, real estate, royalties, etc) was to be considered a tax directly on property (property tax), or indirectly on the income alone, (excise tax).

    The issue was not clear, and prior lower court rulings were overturned on these issues. Brushaber settled the issue once and for all. The Brushaber court held that the 16th Amendment only ruled that incomes, from whatever source derived, (i.e., not ALL that comes in, but rather ALL that came from whatever excisable source threw off that income) would be considered excises, and therefor not subject to apportionment as would be the case if the property ITSELF was taxed, and not the income derived from.

    This meant that if you owned stock in a railroad or land development company that congress wished to lay an excise tax on, then it would be assumed that the tax would be indirect, and not subject to apportionment, or a tax on the property itself. Only the income "derived from" this property would be the subject of the tax, not the property itself.

    So, if congress wanted to tax property itself, it could, but it would have to apportion the tax and send every State a bill and collect it that way. There are no such taxes on the books at this time.

    The issue of 16th ratification would be like saying that we would all owe a tax on our labor if it was properly ratified. This is false. The tax on labor is another cabal racketeering operation, and the monstrous confusion set loose around this issue has been the most tragic injustice we could ever hope to reverse.

    The 16th was worded by smart Fed Reserve lawyers who knew that dolts on the street (as well as dolts on the benches) would see such wording and acquiesce that it meant "there is now a tax on my income from "whatever source derived".

    This was the real accomplishment of that Amendment. It opened the gates for the looting of the USA, and all based on clever words that fooled a nation into accepting serfdom en mas, even though those words put our Constitutional tax laws in conflict with each other.

    It remains one of the saddest things to see happen to a country.

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    1. WHA
      Thank you, absolutely...the only tax that I have dealt with that is apportioned is "use and occupancy tax" which is derived from state and local legislation. This is based on the portion of the building that is used to house the business for which income is being derived; that portion that is occupied for that purpose is taxable only."

      We are in 2014, and I believe that we can have legislation, codes, and regulations written to reflect our times now, with clear concise, layman terms that most anyone could understand without having to hire a lawyer who is a liar; because they are loyal to the bench and the bar.

      The tax law was written as a war time tax on corporations...based on the war powers act which has never been rescinded, just as day light savings time is a standard at war time...so admiralty law is in effect as if we are ships of state...they've got to be mad!!! Who would have "thunk?"

      The ambiguity fosters "covert" operations that are hidden in language that for the most part only lawyers can understand. Citizens should be able to refer to the law of the land like reciting the alphabet...this is only fair and transparent.

      Like the voting rights act, every so many years this act has to be voted approved to allow black people to vote...this was enforceable under colonial law and it still exist on the books today. There needs to be a level of fairness and transparency afforded to the people who have to live by these laws so that they can understand all the ramifications of the laws with clear understanding, and no hidden meanings or pledges...

      And the 13th Amendment still needs to be duly ratified; it has been taken off the books."Title of Nobility"

      We have work to do, and this is good, great work! Happy work, life changing work!
      Thank you so much.

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  10. Reading this story below remind me of the United States Farmers and the Native American Tribes...this story is a repeat of what happens to indigenous people and how big business displaces them and causes disease, poverty; while they create wealth for themselves...taking the resources, causing war to preoccupy the people of the land.

    Evil at it's core

    World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs - NGOs
    Plight of Kenya's indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate recolonisation of the South

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jul/03/world-bank-un-redd-genocide-land-carbon-grab-sengwer-kenya



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    A Kenyan farmer tends newly planted trees
    UN's REDD scheme promises carbon offsetting will empower local communities in the developing world while conserving forests - but critics say the scheme is fuelling genocidal evictions of indigenous people from their lands. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP

    Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 500 million acres of land in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean was acquired or negotiated under deals brokered on behalf of foreign governments or transnational corporations.

    Many such deals are geared toward growing crops or biofuels for export to richer, developed countries – with the consequence that small-holder farmers are displaced from their land and lose their livelihood while local communities go hungry.

    The concentration of ownership of the world's farmland in the hands of powerful investors and corporations is rapidly accelerating, driven by resource scarcity and, thus, rising prices. According to a new report by the US land rights organisation Grain: "The powerful demands of food and energy industries are shifting farmland and water away from direct local food production to the production of commodities for industrial processing."

    Less known factors, however, include 'conservation' and 'carbon offsetting.'

    In west Kenya, as the UK NGO Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) reported, over a thousand homes had been torched by the government's Kenya Forest Service (KFS) to forcibly evict the 15,000 strong Sengwer indigenous people from their ancestral homes in the Embobut forest and the Cherangany Hills.

    Since 2007, successive Kenyan governments have threatened Sengwer communities in the Embobut forest with eviction. A deadline for residents to leave the forest expired in early January, prompting the most recent spate of violence. The pretext for the eviction is that the indigenous Sengwer – labelled wrongly as 'squatters' – are responsible for the accelerating degradation of the forest.
    (read more at link above)

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    1. Fedup, sadly all true. It's why am hoping that is all country's land and resources are returned to them from those who have raped and pillaged for their own benefit. It is so endemic globally it's heart wrenching. These are also good examples of just how deeply entrenched in global systems the cabal have become. They have been very thorough.

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  11. America - Humanity's Greatest Threat
    http://rense.com/general96/amerhum.html
    By Stephen Lendman
    9-30-14

    It bears repeating what other articles stressed. No nation in world history caused more harm to more people over a longer duration than America.

    None more give rogue state governance new meaning. None wage more wars. None more affirm them as official policy.

    Permanent ones. Aggressive ones. Lawless ones. Preemptive ones against invented enemies posing America no harm.

    No nation more recklessly threatens world peace. None more egregiously breach fundamental rule of law principles.

    None are more ruthless. More reckless. More malicious. More merciless. More brutal. More barbarous. More sanctimonious.

    None more contemptuously flout human and civil rights. Or proliferate more Big Lies harming millions worldwide.

    None more reprehensibly serve monied interests at the expense of popular ones. Or more self-righteously claim exceptionalism.

    None more rampage globally. Or more threaten humanity's survival if its killing machine isn't stopped.

    Paul Craig Roberts rightly calls "Washington's insistence on its hegemony" the world's "greatest threat to peace and life on earth."

    Neocon "psychopaths" infest Washington. They exert huge influence. They demand obedience.

    They want stooge regimes in place globally. They want subservient ones serving US interests.

    They deplore peace and stability. They want permanent wars. They want unchallenged global dominance. They stop at nothing to achieve it.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is a world-class diplomat. A true peace champion. A tireless statesman to achieve it.

    He told RT International America must stop acting unilaterally at the expense of other nations' interests.

    It must "see the light and realize (it) can no longer act as the prosecutor, the judge and the executioner in every part of the world," he said.

    Resolving vital issues requires cooperation, Lavrov explained. US-led NATO maintains destructive "Cold War mentality."

    "…(F)oreign ministers of Germany, France and many other European countries (dislike) the current situation, but they simply can't abandon the position they've taken, namely, that it's all Russia's fault, that it was Russia (that) bought about the Ukraine crisis."

    "The same thing happened three-and-a-half years ago, when the Syrian crisis broke out." US and European leaders refused to engage Assad responsibly.

    He "has to go," they demanded. They violated "agreements we have, which makes us wonder whether it is even possible to have any agreements with them at all," said Lavrov.

    They "botch(ed)" things on Ukraine. They rebuffed Moscow's attempts to resolve major issues diplomatically.

    "They told us bluntly that their relationship with Ukraine is none of our business." The day before democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych's ouster, opposition Ukrainian figures agreed to unity governance.

    A new constitution. A presidential election before year's end. The next day, "radical forces stormed government buildings…" They acted lawlessly. They usurped putschist power.

    They "announced a new government…" They spurned unity. They instituted police state laws.

    Ukraine "needs comprehensive constitutional reform," said Lavrov. Months of crisis "shook the whole of Europe."

    Things are nowhere near resolved. Over 3,000 Ukrainians apply for temporary asylum in Russia daily.

    They don't believe fragile peace will hold. For good reasons. Fascist pro-Western stooges run things

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      They're beholden to Washington. They operate lawlessly. They're all take and no give.

      They can't be trusted. They say one thing. They do another. So-called peace is more fantasy than real.

      Conflict could resume any time. Expect it at Washington's discretion.

      Its dirty hands bear full responsibility for crisis conditions. Rogue EU partners share it. For ousting Ukraine's democratically elected government.

      For replacing it with fascist putschists. For stoking East/West confrontation.

      Lavrov said one of his foreign affairs colleagues said Cold War politics never ended. They're worse than ever now.

      Putin and Obama are geopolitical opposites. They're world's apart. Their ideologies clash. They represent conflicting values.

      Putin believes sovereign independence matters. It's inviolable. He supports multi-world polarity.

      He opposes US imperial lawlessness. He affirms UN Charter and other rule of law principles.

      Obama claims a divine right to wage permanent wars. To ravage and destroy one country after another.

      To pursue unchallenged global dominance. To risk the unthinkable doing so.

      Separately, Lavrov said US-led NATO confrontation with Russia shows "the mentality of Cold War dies hard…"

      NATO's "genetic code" to counter Russia is "still very much alive." America and other Western countries claim Russia threatens their societies.

      Truth is polar opposite. US-led NATO is humanity's greatest threat. At stake is world peace. It hangs by a thread.

      On September 30, Anders Fogh Rasmussen's term as NATO's 12th secretary general ends. On September 26, his parting shot was belittling and threatening Moscow.

      He lied saying "(i)t's quite clear that…Russia doesn't consider us a partner but an adversary. And, obviously, we…have to adapt to that."

      He ludicrously claimed Moscow has a "master plan (to) establish a zone of Russian influence in their near neighborhood, covering the former Soviet space."

      Nonsensically he said Baltic states feel threatened by Putin. He threatens no one.

      Claims otherwise are false. Malicious. Confrontational. Heightening tensions when efforts should prioritize cooling them.

      Resolving things responsibly. Going all-out for world peace, stability and security.

      Washington demands otherwise. Rasmussen was its man in Brussels. A convenient stooge. New NATO head Jens Stoltenberg assumes the same capacity. Effective October 1.

      He was chosen for that purpose. Carefully vetted. He won't disappoint. Expect Cold War politics to continue.

      Washington prioritizes Russia bashing. Instead of engaging Putin responsibly, he's maligned as public enemy No. 1.

      Rasmussen accused him and the Islamic State of creating "an arc of crisis" around NATO nations.

      "We need a strong force for freedom," he hyperventilated. "That's why we need a strong NATO," he added.

      It's a global killing machine. An imperial tool. A lawless one. A reckless one. A ruthless one.

      It prioritizes war. It deplores peace. It rapes and pillages one country after another.

      It wants fundamental freedoms destroyed. Eliminated altogether. It threatens humanity's survival.

      Rasmussen is complicit in high crimes against peace. He should be arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned.

      He'll be honored for being Washington's man in Brussels. Feted for lawless NATO aggression. Lauded for imperial loyalty.

      Waging war on humanity doesn't matter. Or violating core rule of law principles. Unbridled power counts most.
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      Enforcing it belligerently. Risking belligerent East/West confrontation. Possible global war. Humanity's survival.

      America is the real Evil Empire. Recklessness defines its agenda. Its rage for war. WMDs to wage it, and global delivery systems making the unthinkable possible.

      Obama represents the worst of rogue leadership. He governs lawlessly. He disgraces the office he holds. Removing him is a national imperative.

      He's Machiavellian. Dangerous. Ruthless. Reckless. He abhors peace. He's more Dr. Strangelove than world leader.

      Stanley Kubrick's film satirically depicted a deranged general's obsession to wage nuclear war. Obama may be fool enough to launch one.

      Perhaps neocons infesting Washington intend one. They influence administration policies.

      Obama is titular head of government. Monied interests own him. He serves at their discretion.

      He calls aggressive war preventive. Moral. The right thing to do.

      Pentagon May 2000 Joint Vision 2020 called for "full spectrum dominance" over all land, surface and sub-surface sea, air, space, electromagnetic spectrum and information systems.

      With enough overwhelming power to fight and win global wars against any adversary. Using nuclear weapons preemptively.

      Washington's National Security Strategy (NSS) affirms it. So does its Nuclear Policy Review.

      Obama's 2010 NPR replicated Bush administration policies. It's old wine in new bottles. Rhetoric alone changed.

      It said America "reserves the right" to use nuclear weapons "that may be warranted by the evolution and proliferation of the biological weapons threat and US capacities to counter that threat."

      Joint Nuclear Operations doctrine remains unchanged. No distinction between defensive and offensive deterrents exists.

      America's land and sea-based strategic bombers, land-based missiles, and ballistic missile submarines target potential rogue threats.

      None exist. America's only enemies are ones it invents. To advance its imperium. Risking the unthinkable doing so.

      Business as usual persists. World peace hangs by a thread. Washington is humanity's greatest threat.

      Stopping its killing machine matters most. Survival depends on it. (END)

      Mine: And is this what we as Americans call freedom? I think not!

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  12. The Blood of Palestine is on the hands of the Bribe Takers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPAm-ZWBAQ&feature=player_detailpage

    Creator, comfort these your children...

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