Berto Jongman: General Allen Calls for War — Was Foley Executed with White House Approval Precisely to Justify War?

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Berto Jongman

Being read in Europe.

Gen. Allen: Destroy the Islamic State Now

The brutal murder of the brave American journalist James Foley is meant to directly terrorize the world’s media, the international community, and the United States. If all the actions of the Islamic State, or IS, to date weren’t sufficiently reprehensible, this act and the potential for other similar acts will snap American attention with laser-like focus onto the real danger IS poses to the existence of Iraq, the order of the region and to the homelands of Europe and America.

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Aug 22

Marcus Aurelius: No Boots on the Ground is a Mantra Not a Strategy Plus Steele to Hagel

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

‘No Boots on the Ground’ Is a Mantra, Not a Strategy

By Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, U.S. Army retired and
Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik, U.S. Army retired

Army Magazine, 15 August 2014

No political or military leader responsible for the lives of citizens who become soldiers ever wants to give the order to put American service members at risk. That desire is even more present after more than a decade of waging and fighting war. The decision to employ American forces should be based upon U.S. interests and an objective assessment of what kinds of forces are needed to achieve the outcome the nation’s interests require, not merely what its leaders desire. The U.S. sustains its military forces to defend itself and its interests. These forces exist to provide options for political leaders. The current “no boots on the ground” mantra is a policy, not a strategy; moreover, it is problematic from five important perspectives: strategically, operationally, institutionally, historically and morally.

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Aug 21

Steve Aftergood: Court Told No Fly List Guidance is “Objectionable and Evidence-Free”

Steven Aftergood

Steven Aftergood

LEAKED DOCUMENT TO BE INTRODUCED IN STATE SECRETS CASE

The plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the use of the “no fly list” to bar a US citizen from boarding an aircraft said last week that he would introduce a leaked copy of the government’s Watchlisting Guidance “to show just how objectionable and evidence-free Defendants’ watch listing process is.”

The government said it did not acknowledge the authenticity of the leaked document, and that the case should be dismissed since the Attorney General had invoked the state secrets privilege concerning core issues that it raised.

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Aug 18

SchwartzReport: One Nation Under SWAT — Police Militarization and the Occupation of America

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

The militarization of the police in the United States is a major sociological change in the way our country operates, as this report spells out very clearly. What concerns me as much as the war toys, is that the use of such equipment and the context in which it is used attracts exactly the wrong type of personality for law enforcement. It exerts a siren call to the bully, the thug, the s! hoot first and ask questions later type of individual. And, as Ferguson makes clear, that is exactly who signs up, and how they behave.

One Nation Under SWAT: How America’s Police Became an Occupying Force
MATTHEW HARWOOD – Salon

Jason Westcott was afraid.

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Aug 16

Jeffrey St. Clair: Dave Lindorff on Police Militarization in America — In Many Communities Cops Are the Terrorists — And Armed by the US Military

Jeffrey St. Clair

Jeffrey St. Clair

August 14, 2014

Police Militarism in America

In Many Communities Cops are the Terrorists

by DAVE LINDORFF

CounterPunch, 14 August 2014

The apparent murder by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black youth who was shot a number of times while he was allegedly on his knees with his hands up in the air, pleading “Don’t shoot, I’m not armed,” is exposing everything that is wrong with policing in the US today.

The Ferguson Police Department, reportedly nearly all white, patrols a St. Louis suburban community that is largely African-American, which is already a recipe for disaster in a country that is drenched in racism. The Ferguson PD is also reportedly using the kind of aggressive policing — arresting people over minor infractions — that can quickly escalate into violent confrontations. In this case, it appears Brown’s offense was jay-walking and perhaps talking back to the police officer — the first being a citation offense, and the second not even illegal.

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Aug 15

Marcus Aurelius: Robots to Conduct Security Clearance Interviews

Categories: Idiocy,Military
Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Really. This is not a spoof. If this is coming out of the National Center for Credibility Assessment, that must mean the school the Army runs for DoD down at Ft. Jackson, where they crank out polygraphers.  The polygraphers must be pooping their shorts.  They might have to go back to actually running investigations again.

Will the robots have to be 25 years old, have a college degree and have two years investigative experience? Will interviewees be hooked up to the bot with standard cardio, pneumo, and GSR leads which could then process responses through the Polyscore algorithm while embedded PCASS (not authorized for use on USPERs) does voice stress analysis?

Robots Are Set to Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews

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Jul 25

Owl: Zionist Loaded MH17 with Infected Cadavers — Did Putin Prevent Bio-War? US Complicit with Zionists? Berto Jongman References & Wayne Madsen Latest

Who?  Who?

Who? Who?

NEW (Repeated in Reference Section):

NEW: What We Don’t Know About Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 . . .

NEW: Downed Airliner: Fake Audio Tape Shows US-Backed Hit to Frame Russia

NEW: Wayne Madsen MH-17: Beware of the «Chameleon»

Did Putin Prevent Israeli-Originated World War Z?

Long comment and multiple additional references below the fold. All evidence points to Israeli false flag and Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior collaboration in shooting down “pigeon,” with the full active complicity of the US Government particularly CIA and the Department of State. Ethics? We don’t need no stinkin’ ethics!

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Jul 21

Berto Jongman: Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes

The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts.

The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.

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Jun 26

SchwartzReport: NSA Collects Millions of Facial Images — and Images of Human Interactions — Each Day

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

And the surveillance state just keeps oozing out across our lives like a toxic smog. It will soon be possible to track any person, almost anywhere. There is already no problem turning on your phone’s camera, or microphone. Moving through any public space will result in multiple images, which are keyed to every electronic interaction you have.

Report: NSA Collects Millions of Facial Images Per Day
DANA FORD – CNN

The National Security Agency is reportedly capturing millions of images per day to feed facial recognition programs. Citing top-secret documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the New York Times reported the agency ‘s reliance on such technology has grown in recent years.

New software allows the NSA to “exploit the flood of images included in emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other communications,” the newspaper said. “The agency intercepts ‘millions of images per day’ – including about 55,000 ‘facial recognition quality images’ – which translate into ‘tremendous untapped potential,’” the newspaper reported, citing documents from 2011.

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Jun 3

Berto Jongman: CSIS on Rebuilding Trust in Intelligence — Really….

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

CSIS Statement of Principles for Rebuilding Trust in Intelligence Activities

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Monday, May 19, 2014 at 5:55 PM

A group convened by the Center for Strategic and International Studies has issued a Statement of Principles for rebuilding trust in intelligence activities. It is signed by the following people:

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May 20