‘The recent revelation that America’s true involvement in “fighting terrorism” included sadistically torturing foreign prisoners has utterly shamed the nation, renewing sentiments both here and abroad that the U.S. has become little more than modern-day Nazi Germany.
But looking back on America’s extensive legacy of human experimentation, abuse and torture, the shocking details contained in the Senate torture report hardly deviate from the behavioral pattern of what many now recognize as the world’s greatest force for evil in the world.’
‘As New York Mayor Bill de Blasio takes high-profile steps to try to curtail abusive policing— sympathizing with protesters over Eric Garner’s death and vowing to reform the notorious Rikers Island prison—the city’s Law Department is going back to federal court to seek new authority to make mass arrests at protests.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has agreed to meet in full to reconsider an August ruling that sided with protesters and chastized the New York Police Department for the way it herded and arrested 700 Occupy protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge in fall 2011. It concluded that the cops violated the protesters’ constitutional rights and the police did not have “cause” to arrest them.’
‘The cell phone video of Eric Garner may not have resulted in a trial for the police officers who choked him to death, but New Yorkers are still recording incidents of police using over-the-top force against African Americans.
In a recent video recorded by an onlooker on the streets of New York City, several large uniformed cops have a young African-American boy subdued and pinned against a car, when a white plainclothes police officer runs up and throws several punches at the immobilized boy. The video clearly shows that there is no reason or justification for this, and the bystanders erupt in horror, particularly one outspoken woman.’
‘In the wake of Monday’s hostage standoff in a central Sydney cafe, the entire Australian media and political establishment has backed the federal government’s announcement of a “review” in order to justify a raft of draconian new measures. From the very outset, the incident has been seized on to advance the reactionary agenda behind the “war on terror”—support for US military operations abroad and deeper attacks on fundamental democratic rights at home.’
‘A Japanese government official has reported, “I was overwhelmed by the amount of contaminated water coming from the reactors, we must dump it in the ocean.” This isn’t such great news for the US since President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently gave their approval for “dramatically raising permissible radioactive levels in drinking water and soil following “radiological incidents,” such as nuclear power-plant accidents and dirty bombs.”’
‘The United Nations has adopted a resolution, urging Israel to pay Lebanon in excess of USD 850 million for causing an “environmental disaster”.
The UN General Assembly approved the non-binding resolution overwhelmingly on Friday.
As many as 170 countries voted in favor of the resolution, six countries said “no” and three abstained.
Tel Aviv is obliged to pay the amount for an oil spill the regime caused in July 2006 during its war on Lebanon.’
‘The Israeli military has reportedly launched fresh airstrikes on the Gaza Strip after the regime’s forces opened fire and wounded six Palestinians in the northern part of the besieged coastal sliver.
According to reports, Israeli warplanes targeted an area in the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday night.
Tel Aviv’s aerial assaults came after six Palestinians were shot and injured by Israel’s troops in the city of Jabalia in northern Gaza.’
Normalization of relations with Cuba is not the result of a diplomatic breakthrough or a change of heart on the part of Washington. Normalization is a result of US corporations seeking profit opportunities in Cuba, such as developing broadband Internet markets in Cuba.
‘Before the American left and the Cuban government find happiness in the normalization, they should consider that with normalization comes American money and a US Embassy. The American money will take over the Cuban economy.
The embassy will be a home for CIA operatives to subvert the Cuban government. The embassy will provide a base from which the US can establish NGOs whose gullible members can be called to street protest at the right time, as in Kiev, and the embassy will make it possible for Washington to groom a new set of political leaders.
In short, normalization of relations means regime change in Cuba. Soon Cuba will be another of Washington’s vassal states.’
‘A Greek lawmaker from an opposition party has claimed that he had been offered a bribe to vote for the government’s candidate in a presidential vote in parliament.
Pavlos Haikalis of the right-wing Independent Greeks told a live TV program on Friday that he was approached and offered by an unnamed man about 700,000 euros in cash, a loan repayment, and advertising contracts, worth in total about 3 million euros ($3.68 million).
“There was a preliminary discussion which started as a joke but then became very serious,” Haikalis said.’
Why would these people attempt to damage the work of someone who was at the front line 25 years ago before there was a ‘truth movement’ and has already done more to alert people to the truth worldwide than this lot will do collectively if they live to be a thousand?
Who benefits? The System.
Why would they be so quick to criticise the UK Column which is way further down the rabbit hole than they will ever be prepared to go?
Who benefits? The System.
You can expect some major attempts to discredit me in the next few months which are bubbling in the background at the moment because I am getting far too close to the truth and they know that I won’t be intimidated or silenced.
I take it as a compliment and I’ll just run at them quicker.
Watch this space and all that.