Oct
08

Robert Scheer says that if you Object to Obamacare, u r Racist…

So if I don’t like IRS controlled Obamacare, I am racist and cruel….? Really?

If I don’t like the FACT that insurance companies stocks have shot up since this monstrosity passed, I am a Bigot?
If I don’t like the fact that this bill was drafted, in the White House, by Elizabeth Fowler who came from the largest insurance company (and left for a large pharmaceutical company, I don’t like black people?

If I know this is FASCISM, government cooperation with Business to enrich them, and that this is as far from Dennis Kucinich’s thirty page insurance bill as possible, (at 2500 pages), then I am a KKK member?

This is knee jerk herd mentality thinking, and should be rejected. This is meant to foster debate along party lines, rather than to look at what this IRS administered plan will do to Healthcare…already, thousands of businesses have downsized their employees from full time to part time status to avoid paying for their healthcare. Doctors in droves are saying that they will be quitting medicine…and there are worse effects. This country which just spent six TRILLION dollars on illegal wars is the only country to force it’s citizens to pay for healthcare drafted by insurance companies. This, during the coming manufactured Greater Depression.

Firstly, here is a link to Jon Stewart interviewing Kathleen Sebelius, head of HHS, and asking her why Obamacare cannot be delayed a year…is HE cruel and a racist?
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/08/stewart-to-sebelius-on-health-care-law-am-i-a-stupid-man/

Robert Scheer article..

http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/racism_and_cruelty_drive_gop_health_care_agenda_20131008

Oct
07

Open Letters from Roseanne to H. Clinton, V Putin, B. Netanyahu, Joint Chiefs

Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

http://www.roseanneworld.com/blog/2013/10/last-chance-hillary-clinton-energy-inequality/

 

Open Letter to Vladimir Putin

http://www.scribd.com/doc/144550038/Open-Letter-to-President-Putin-by-Roseanne-Barr-via-censorednewsnow

 

Original Postin to Vladimir Putin

http://www.roseanneworld.com/blog/2013/09/open-letter-vladimir-putin/

 

Open Letter to Benjamin Netanyahu

http://www.roseanneworld.com/blog/2013/09/letter-benjamin-netanyahu-dated-9-28-13/

 

Post to Dempsy

http://www.roseanneworld.com/blog/2013/09/urgent-urgent-urgent-dempsey-stops-ww3/

 

Roseanne Letter to Joint Chiefs

 

Date: June 15, 2013

 

To: General Martin Dempsey-@Martin_Dempey

Admiral James A. Winnefield Jr.-@thejointstaff

General Raymond T. Odierno-@GENRayOdierno

General James F. Amos

Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert-@CNOGreenert

General Mark A. Welsh

General Frank J. Grass-@ChiefNGB

 

From: Roseanne Barr; Actress; Peace and Freedom Party

 

Subject: A Constitutional Crisis

 

Greetings Members of The Joint Chiefs of Staff:

Over the past 2 years you have done admirable work in preventing World War 3, and a probable thermal nuclear World War 3 with Russia and China. Efforts to reach out to the Russian and Chinese military have made it possible to have a policy and joint cooperation. Unfortunately despite your best efforts one unavoidable fact has prevented a new policy. President Obama works for a foreign power, (Britain) and therefore the United States will not be allowed to engage in a policy based on the Monroe Doctrine and The Westphalian Principle of National Sovereignty.

The policy to provoke a war with our WW2 ally goes back to Winston Churchill and his creation of the “Iron Curtain” Policy. It has always been the mission of the British to destroy the Promise of the United States. Unfortunately many Americans have lost their hold of history on these matters.

Engaging in planning a No Fly Zone violates article 104 of the UCMJ, Aiding The Enemy. Any material support for terrorist groups violates section 1021B of the NDAA.Quote:

Section 1021(b)(2) of the NDAA law allows for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens on “suspicion of providing substantial support” to groups engaged in hostilities against the U.S. such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

The indefinite detention provision also applies to Americans who have given “substantial support” to terrorists or other “associated groups”.

The following is evidence of President Obama’s violation of the Constitution, Congressional Statutes, and by definition any order he gives regarding Syria under the UCMJ.

1.http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/12/02/176123/al-qaida-linked-group-syria-rebels.html#.Ub0dS-tvXgo

2.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9984444/Syrias-al-Nusra-pledges-allegiance-to-al-Qaeda.html

3.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/08/free-syrian-army-rebels-defect-islamist-group

4.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/world/middleeast/syrian-rebels-tied-to-al-qaeda-play-key-role-in-war.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

5.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9735988/Syrian-rebels-defy-US-and-pledge-allegiance-to-jihadi-group.html

6.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10039672/UN-accuses-Syrian-rebels-of-chemical-weapons-use.html

Over the past 2 years many other exhibits of this illegal policy have presented themselves in main stream media sources. So far the President has used the CIA to perform his crimes, and avoid the UCMJ. Now the time has come for the Joint Chiefs to exercise their Constitutional Duty under article 92 of the UCMJ. Lawful Orders must be obeyed, but unlawful order such as support of terrorist groups, and violation of The Westphalian Principle shall be met with the resignation of the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff.

If the President wishes to carry out illegal wars on behalf of a foreign power, he can do so under a new Joint Chiefs of Staff. The only solution to maintaining the rule of law, morality, integrity, and the Constitution is to show leadership. I implore all of you to resign your post effective immediately, because the next order Obama gives will start ww3.

Gods Speed

Roseanne Barr

Peace and Freedom Party

 

Oct
05

The Last Chance For Hillary Clinton; Energy and Inequality

October 5, 2013

 

Ms. Roseanne Barr

Peace and Freedom Party

Activist, Writer, Producer, Actress

 

Secretary Hillary Clinton

Democratic Party

United States

 

Dear Madam Secretary:

 

This will be my 2nd letter for you in this calendar year. I write this letter in the context of the Government Shutdown and weakening United States influence around the world. Let us begin with the absence of Obama for the Asia Summit. As the Associated Press correctly notes the rest of the world is laughing at us or leaving us behind, while Wall St. squeezes the middle and poor class into serfdom. Let us also look at the Syrian debacle where elements of the FSA are in negotiations to make amends with Assad, while U.S. backed Al Qaeda Terrorist rape women and decapitate human organs. We can also look at the NSA Spying amateur hour where the Brazilian President slammed President Obama for his violations of State Sovereignty and the Equadorian President compared Obama’s speech to that of the 3rd Reich. Right or wrong the influence of America is waning and the question is whom will step forward to stop the bleeding?

Your legacy as Secretary of State? By any empirical measure an abject failure as you capitulated to the modern fascist dictates of Samantha Power and Susan Rice. You failed to solidify the reset with Russia, failed to get a new deal on the missile shield, and aided in turning Libya into haven for terrorist and drone attacks. Your stated goals to “institutionalize R2P” is falling apart as Latin American and eastern countries re assert their Westphalian Principle of Sovereignty based on Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa. China is pushing for a “New Silk Road” ( a policy of commerce and development ) while Detroit (once a powerhouse of industry) collapses. You also failed to make any inroads on the Israel/Palestinian conflict. Rather than reaching out to China, Russia, and India to persuade the Israeli’s you failed to embrace the rising powers and ended up without a deal. In effect Obama only brought you into the State Department to keep you locked in a cage, leaving you without any positive influence or any legacy to speak of. George Marshall would not approve. Thomas Jefferson would not be impressed.

What lessons did you learn from your failed Presidential Run in 2008? Lets start with the obvious lessons your learned incorrectly. First, capitulation to Wall St, City of London and Saudi Arabia is the way to win the nomination. (After all they bought Obama, maybe you think you should follow the same path?)Second, R2P is a good policy, (even though its concocted by Iraq War Criminal Tony Blair) ignoring nations sovereignty will ensure the United States will be in perpetual wars in to perpetuity. The Secretary of State is in charge of diplomacy, perhaps R2P’s purpose is to destroy diplomacy? Have you forgotten the causes of the 30 years war, 7 years war, and World War 2? Perhaps you think it was correct for the French to attempt to regain their colony in the Indo China War? (Vietnam War)

Yet with all of your failures, moral and ethical there is still hope for you. To your credit you have advocated for girls and women all over the world. For a short period of time you did attempt to sanction Saudi Arabia for their continued support of terrorism, money laundering and drug dealing against sovereign nations. In your youth, you did articulate the flawed thinking of the Vietnam War at Wellesley College in a famous key note address. It is clear at this point in time you are held hostage by partisan serfs who only answer to Wall St. Plutocrats and Oil Robber Barons. However, we on the progressive side of the spectrum realize that you know better, the question is will you DO better?

America is now on collision course with an ice berg. A health care system with no public option and an educational system shackled by test scores rather than teacher creativity. We lack the engineers, doctors, and scientist needed for a future, one that JFK spoke of. America needs a mission orientation of economics. We need an economy based on fusion, great water and irrigation projects, and fiscal policies of longer term investments. We need to greatly increase the funding of NASA, complete JFK’s dream of going to MARS, and increasing the productive powers of labor in the population. We need a banking system that serves the public good, and not just mobsters, banksters, and thieves that currently dominate Washington D.C. Most of the world (and rightfully so) has turned agains the United States, what are YOU going to do to reverse this trend. I strongly advocate some soul searching for you, and perhaps returning to your idealist roots depicted in your times at Wellesley and Yale.

 

Regards,

 

Roseanne Barr

Peace and Freedom Party

Oct
05

Freed ITCCS Finney and Family discuss Unlawful Arrest

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Breaking News: Freed ITCCS activist Steve Finney and his family discuss his unlawful arrest and imprisonment, the campaign that freed him, and their plans to fight child trafficking with common law courts, in Kitchener, Ontario:

See the evidence of Genocide in Canada and other crimes against the innocent atwww.hiddennolonger.com and at the websites of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State at www.itccs.org and www.itccs.tv .

An International, multi-lingual ITCCS site can be found at: http://kevinannettinternational.blogspot.fr/

The complete Common Law Court proceedings of Genocide in Canada are found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvhfXAd08TE - Common Law Court Proceedings – Genocide in Canada  (Part One) - 1 hr. 46 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPKFk_L7y9g - Common Law Court Proceedings – Genocide in Canada  (Part Two) - 1 hr. 47 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ormOIlOi4Vc - Final Court Verdict and Sentencing - 8 mins. 30 secs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylfBxm3sMg - Authorizations and Endorsements of ITCCS/Kevin Annett by indigenous eyewitnesses - 10 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CReISnQDbBE - Irene Favel, Eyewitness to the incineration of a newborn baby by a priest at Muscowegan Catholic Indian school, Saskatchewan, 1944

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBUd3UXt6fI - Other key testimonies from our Court case against genocide in Canada

Kevin Annett is a Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize (2013)Messages for him can be left at 250-591-4573 (Canada) or 386-323-5774 (USA).

“I gave Kevin Annett his Indian name, Eagle Strong Voice, in 2004 when I adopted him into our Anishinabe Nation. He carries that name proudly because he is doing the job he was sent to do, to tell his people of their wrongs. He speaks strongly and with truth. He speaks for our stolen and murdered children. I ask everyone to listen to him and welcome him.”
Chief Louis Daniels – Whispers Wind
Elder, Crane Clan, Anishinabe Nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Oct
02

Our Democracy Is at Stake by Thomas Friedman

Our Democracy Is at Stake

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

 

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This time is different. What is at stake in this government shutdown forced by a radical Tea Party minority is nothing less than the principle upon which our democracy is based: majority rule. President Obama must not give in to this hostage taking — not just because Obamacare is at stake, but because the future of how we govern ourselves is at stake.

 

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What we’re seeing here is how three structural changes that have been building in American politics have now, together, reached a tipping point — creating a world in which a small minority in Congress can not only hold up their own party but the whole government. And this is the really scary part: The lawmakers doing this can do so with high confidence that they personally will not be politically punished, and may, in fact, be rewarded. When extremists feel that insulated from playing by the traditional rules of our system, if we do not defend those rules — namely majority rule and the fact that if you don’t like a policy passed by Congress, signed by the president and affirmed by the Supreme Court then you have to go out and win an election to overturn it; you can’t just put a fiscal gun to the country’s head — then our democracy is imperiled.

This danger was neatly captured by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, when he wrote on Tuesday about the 11th-hour debate in Congress to avert the shutdown. Noting a shameful statement by Speaker John Boehner, Milbank wrote: “Democrats howled about ‘extortion’ and ‘hostage taking,’ which Boehner seemed to confirm when he came to the floor and offered: ‘All the Senate has to do is say ‘yes,’ and the government is funded tomorrow.’ It was the legislative equivalent of saying, ‘Give me the money and nobody gets hurt.’ ”

Give me the money and nobody gets hurt.” How did we get here? First, by taking gerrymandering to a new level. The political analyst Charlie Cook, writing in The National Journal on March 16, noted that the 2010 election gave Republican state legislatures around the country unprecedented power to redraw political boundaries, which they used to create even more “safe, lily-white” Republican strongholds that are, in effect, an “alternative universe” to the country’s diverse reality.

“Between 2000 and 2010, the non-Hispanic white share of the population fell from 69 percent to 64 percent,” wrote Cook. “But after the post-census redistricting and the 2012 elections, the non-Hispanic white share of the average Republican House district jumped from 73 percent to 75 percent, and the average Democratic House district declined from 52 percent white to 51 percent white. In other words, while the country continues to grow more racially diverse, the average Republican district continues to get even whiter.”

According to Cook, the number of strongly Democratic districts decreased from 144 before redistricting to 136 afterward. The number of strongly Republican districts increased from 175 to 183. “When one party starts out with 47 more very strong districts than the other,” said Cook, “the numbers suggest that the fix is in for any election featuring a fairly neutral environment. Republicans would need to mess up pretty badly to lose their House majority in the near future.” In other words, there is little risk of political punishment for the Tea Party members now holding the country hostage.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court’s inane Citizens United decision allowed a single donor, Sheldon Adelson, to create his own alternative universe. He was able to contribute so much money to support Newt Gingrich’s candidacy that Gingrich was able to stay in the Republican presidential primary race longer than he would have under sane campaign finance rules. As a result, Gingrich was able to pull the G.O.P.’s leading candidate, Mitt Romney, farther to the right longer, making it harder for him to garner centrist votes. Last month, for the first time ever in Colorado, two state senators who voted for universal background checks on gun purchases lost their seats in a recall election engineered by gun extremists and reportedly financed with some $400,000 from the National Rifle Association. You’re elected, you vote your conscience on a narrow issue, but now determined opponents don’t have to wait for the next election. With enough money, they can get rid of you in weeks.

Finally, the rise of a separate G.O.P. (and a liberal) media universe — from talk-radio hosts, to Web sites to Fox News — has created another gravity-free zone, where there is no punishment for extreme behavior, but there’s 1,000 lashes on Twitter if you deviate from the hard-line and great coverage to those who are most extreme. When politicians only operate inside these bubbles, they lose the habit of persuasion and opt only for coercion. After all, they must be right. Rush Limbaugh told them so.

These “legal” structural changes in money, media and redistricting are not going away. They are superempowering small political movements to act in extreme ways without consequences and thereby stymie majority rule. If democracy means anything, it means that, if you are outvoted, you accept the results and prepare for the next election. Republicans are refusing to do that. It shows contempt for the democratic process.

President Obama is not defending health care. He’s defending the health of our democracy. Every American who cherishes that should stand with him.

Oct
01

Madoff’s Money Ended Up in Israel, Off-Shore Banks

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October 1-2, 2013 — Madoff’s money ended up in Israel, off-shore banks, and Democratic coffers

 WMR has learned from the executor of the estate of a woman defrauded by jailed New York securities dealer Bernard Madoff that much of Madoff’s money never disappeared as allaged by some but was invested in businesses in Israel, transferred to off-shore bank accounts, and pumped in small amounts to the political campaigns of Democratic women candidates, particularly U.S. Senate candidates, endorsed by the group EMILY’s List.

Madoff pleaded guilty to a long list of federal charges in 2009 and he was sentenced to 150 years in prison.

By providing Senate candidate with laundered cash, Madoff and his associates could ensure that legislation, such as the 1999 repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, passed the Senate. Glass-Steagall provided strict controls over banks’ activities in the securities industry and established firewalls between banks and securities firms. Recipients of Madoff campaign cash were also assured that U.S. judges favorable to Madoff’s interests were appointed to the bench in the Second Circuit in New York, the court that has primary jurisdiction over Wall Street activities. Madoff money also ended up in the coffers of Republican New York Senator Alfonse d’Amato, who helped steer prospective federal judges favorable to Madoff and his cronies on to federal benches in New York. D’Amato’s defeat by Democrat Chuck Schumer in 1998 was an even better opportunity for Madoff to influence the selection of federal judges and ensure the repeal of Glass-Steagall. Madoff and his associates also ensured that their friends were appointed as surrogate court judges. The judges appointed as guardian ad litem certain attorneys who would then direct the wealth of elderly incapacitated millionaires into Madoff’s investment schemes. Judges also made favorable rulings that saw intestate funds directed to Madoff-connected attorneys.

The coziness between Madoff and some federal judges was reported by WMR on January 12, 2009: “The U.S. District court for the Southern District of New York seems intent on keeping ex-NASDAQ chairman and $50 billion Ponzi scheme swindler Bernard Madoff confined to his Upper East Side Manhattan luxury home and not in a federal lock-up. Two judges in the New York federal circuit, Theodore Katz and Ronald Ellis, have ruled that Madoff should stay in his town house and out of prison.

Attorney General Michael Mukasey, whose son, Marc Mukasey of the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani, represents Frank DiPascali, one of the Madoff cronies. Michael Mukasey once served on the federal bench with Katz and Ellis in New York. Katz was appointed by George H. W. Bush while Ellis, an African American, was appointed by Clinton.”

WMR also reported that reported: “Madoff is suspected of transferring much of his ill-gotten gain to Israeli banks, including one, Bank Leumi, that Madoff associate J. Ezra Merkin bought from the Israeli government when Ariel Sharon was Prime Minister and current Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was Finance Minister.”

On September 9, 2009, WMR reported: “Madoff’s close financial colleague, J. Ezra Merkin, has close ties to the IDB [Israel Discount Bank]. His father, Hermann, was a director of the bank in New York. Ezra Merkin, in addition to serving as chairman of GMAC (which received $ 6 billion in federal TARP bailout money), operated feeder contrivances for Madoff, including Ariel Fund in the Cayman Islands, Gabriel Capital LP, Ascot Partners, and Gotham Capital. In 2006, Merkin traveled to Jerusalem to announce that his and Stephen Feinberg’s Cerberus-Gabriel hedge fund was buying the Israeli government’s Bank Leumi for $500 million. At the ceremony was Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Finance Minister, Ehud Olmert, the latter recently indicted for fraud involving pay-offs from New York businessman Morris Talansky. Those investors who were defrauded by [Texas investment banker Allen] Stanford and Madoff are looking at entities that may have been purchased with funds skimmed from their investments, including Bank Leumi.”

More recent information received by WMR from lawyers representing defrauded Madoff clients points to Israeli condominiums, co-operatives, and pharmacies being the ultimate recipients of investment money from Madoff’s coffers.

The law firm that helped steer Madoff funds into off-shore accounts, according to sour sources, was the New York white shoe law firm of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed (HH&R), which once counted former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes among its partners. Hughes’ son, Charles Evans Hughes, Jr., also a partner in the law firm, became Solicitor General of the United States. Ironically, HH&R was retained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2008 to assist in the financial bailout of Wall Street.

Madoff’s contributions to EMILY’s List candidates were kept to the minimum $2400 single contributions but were made by a number of Madoff family members and business associates. Some fourteen women senators owe their Senate seats, in part, to Madoff’s largesse and their voting records supported relaxation of regulatory controls over Wall Street. Recipients, all Democrats, include California’s Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu, Maryland;s Barbard Mikulski, Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar, Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow, Missouri’s Claire McCaskill, New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, North Carolina’s Kay Hagen, and Washington’s Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. Other major recipients of Madoff cash included former senators Hillary Clinton of New York, Carol Mosely-Braun of Illinois,  and Jean Carnahan of Missouri. In the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, EMILY’s List endorsed Clinton over Barack Obama, earning the group long-term political repercussions from the Obama administration.

WMR’s sources also report that one long-time associate of Madoff and his family was New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In fact, we are told, the list of Madoff victims has been purposely kept secret in order to protect the identities of Madoff’s feeder fund principals and business associates, many of whom became friendly with the now-disgraced securities dealer through their membership in Madoff’s Fifth Avenue Synagogue as well as another synagogue that counted a number of Foley Square judges among its members, the Bialystok Synagogue in the Lower East Side.

WMR has been told the recent arrest of William Rapfogel, the former head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, is an outgrowth of the Madoff scandal. Rapfogel is charged with stealing $5 million from the Jewish charity. Rapfogel’s wife, Judy, serves as chief of staff to New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Rapfogel and Silver are good friends. Silver has ensured that Rapfogel’s charity has received millions of dollars in state outlays for public services. Bernard Madoff had a close connection to Rapfogel and Sheldon through his younger brother Peter Madoff, his firm’s compliance officer who is now serving a 10-year sentence for fraud. According to our sources, Peter Madoff, Sheldon Silver, and Rapfogel were all good friends through their association with the Bialystok Synagogue

Oct
01

80 Assholes in Con-gress

 

Please not that 11 of them are from Texas!!!

Co-Sponsored Tom Graves Bill Name District Mark Meadows Letter
  Co-sponsor Justin Amash  MI-3  Signer
  Co-sponsor Michelle Bachmann  MN-6  Signer
  Co-sponsor Andy Barr  KY-6  Signer
  Co-sponsor Joe Barton  TX-6  Signer
  Co-sponsor Dan Benishek  MI-1  Signer
  Co-sponsor Kerry Bentivolio  MI-11  Signer
  Co-sponsor Gus Bilirakis  FL-12  Signer
  Co-sponsor Rob Bishop  UT-1  Signer
  Diane Black  TN-6  Signer
  Co-sponsor Jim Bridenstine  OK-1  Signer
  Co-sponsor Mo Brooks  AL-5  Signer
  Co-sponsor Paul Broun  GA-10  Signer
  Co-sponsor Bill Cassidy  LA-6  Signer
  Co-sponsor Steve Chabot  OH-1  Signer
  Howard Coble  NC-6  Signer
  Co-sponsor Doug Collins  GA-9  Signer
  Co-sponsor Mike Conaway  TX-11  Signer
  Paul Cook  CA-8  Signer
  Co-sponsor Rick Crawford  AR-1 Signer
  Co-sponsor Steve Daines  MT-AL  Signer
  Rodney Davis  IL-13  Signer
  Co-sponsor Ron DeSantis FL-6  Signer
  Co-sponsor Jeff Duncan  SC-3  Signer
  John Duncan  TN-2  Signer
  Co-sponsor Blake Farenthold  TX-27  Signer
  Co-sponsor Chuck Fleischmann  TN-3  Signer
  Co-sponsor John Fleming  LA-4  Signer
  Co-sponsor Bill Flores  TX-17  Signer
  Co-sponsor Trent Franks  AZ-8  Signer
  Co-sponsor Phil Gingrey  GA-11  Signer
  Co-sponsor Louie Gohmert  TX-1  Signer
  Co-sponsor Paul Gosar  AZ-4  Signer
  Sam Graves  MO-6  Signer
 SPONSOR Tom Graves  GA-9  Signer
  Co-sponsor Tim Griffin  AR-2  Signer
  Co-sponsor Ralph Hall  TX-4  Signer
  Co-sponsor George Holding  NC-13  Signer
  Co-sponsor Richard Hudson  NC-8  Signer
  Co-sponsor Tim Huelskamp  KS-1  Signer
  Co-sponsor Bill Huizenga  MI-2  Signer
  Co-sponsor Randy Hultgren  IL-14  Signer
  Co-sponsor Walter Jones  NC-3 Signer
  Co-sponsor Jim Jordan  OH-4  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Steve King  IA-4  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Jack Kingston  GA-1  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Raul Labrador  ID-1  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Doug LaMalfa  CA-1  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Doug Lamborn  CO-5  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Cynthia Lummis  WY-AL  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Ken Marchant  TX-24 Signer
  Co-sponsor  Tom Marino  PA-10  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Thomas Massie  KY-4  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Tom McClintock  CA-4  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Mark Meadows  NC-11  Author
  Co-sponsor  Luke Messer  IN-6  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Mick Mulvaney  SC-5  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Randy Neugebauer  TX-19  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Steven Palazzo  MS-4  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Steve Pearce  NM-2  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Scott Perry  PA-4  Signer
   Joe Pitts  PA-16  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Ted Poe  TX-2  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Mike Pompeo  KS-4  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Bill Posey  FL-8  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Phil Roe  TN-1  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Todd Rokita  IN-4  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Keith Rothfus  PA-12  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Matt Salmon  AZ-5  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Steve Scalise  LA-1  Signer
   Aaron Schock  IL-18  Signer
  Co-sponsor  David Schweikert  AZ-6  Signer
   Jim Sensenbrenner  WI-5  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Jason Smith  MO-8  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Steve Stockman  TX-36  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Marlin Stutzman  IN-3  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Tim Walberg  MI-7  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Jackie Walorski  IN-2  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Randy Weber  TX-14  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Brad Wenstrup  OH-2  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Joe Wilson  SC-2  Signer
  Co-sponsor  Ted Yoho  FL-3  Signer

 

Sep
29

Seymour Hersh Concurs with Wayne Madsen

Seymour Hersh Concurs with Wayne Madsen Osama Killing a Hoax

Wayne Madsen Report

May 2-3, 2011 — Bin Laden: Body buried at sea, shoddy proof of death — another “Made in Hollywood” performance from “Ari Gold”

Years after Public Enemy Number One, Osama Bin Laden, was reportedly killed in the mountains of the Afghan-Pakistani border region or died from kidney failure in his native Hadhramaut region of Yemen, President Obama pulled the Bin Laden rabbit out of his political hat during a Sunday late-night television address, when many Americans were already watching the tube, thus increasing Obama’s market share for his “surprise announcement.” After all, Obama, who has close links to Oprah Winfrey and Rahm Emanuel’s super-Hollywood agent brother, Ari Emanuel, depicted as the vile “Ari Gold” in fiction, is well-aware of TV Sunday prime time ratings.

So, in a few words, Obama announced that Bin Laden had been killed by a U.S. team that caught the wily Saudi Arabian terrorist mastermind by surprise. Bin Laden was not caught in a cave or some other underground facility in Waziristan but in a $1 million walled-off estate in Abbottabad, a military cantonment where a number of active and retired members of Pakistan’s military and intelligence community lived. Abbottabad is also home to Pakistan’s version of West Point, the Kakul Military Academy, where the firefight between U.S. Navy SEALS and Bin Laden’s security guards allegedly took place a mere 800 meters away.

Up until the 1980s, the mountains around Abbottabad were dotted with small U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)/U.K. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) listening posts in places like Bada Bier and Parachinar were used to eavesdrop on signals from the Soviet Union and China. It was a time period when Bin Laden was operating his mujaheddin forces in Afghanistan under the aegis of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency and its CIA overseers.

Abbottabad is also very familiar to the CIA and U.S. Special Forces, which operated from the nearby Kalabagh air force base, which has reportedly been used in the past by U.S. Special Operations forces, including U.S. Marines. Why Bin Laden would want to locate a massive safe house in the heart of Pakistani and American counter-insurgency and intelligence activity is curious.

Bin Laden’s body was reported by the Pentagon to have been buried somewhere in the north Arabian Sea from the aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson. The Pentagon has assured the public that they confirmed Bin Laden’s identity through DNA sampling and are “100 percent” certain that the body they buried in the sea was that of Bin Laden. The question remains as to where Bin Laden’s comparative DNA samples were obtained over the past several years when the terrorist mastermind was supposedly a phantom-like fugitive.

However, the word from WMR sources at NSA is that no signals intercepts, from Pakistan or U.S. military sources, indicate that the man shot to death in Abbottabad was Osama Bin Laden. After the so-called killing of Bin Laden, operators were deluged with intercepted chatter about Bin Laden having been killed. However, not once did signals intercept operators, linguists and intelligence analysts based in Pakistan, Afghanistan, NSA headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, or on ships offshore — who would have been cleared for and involved with the top secret mission to kill Bin Laden — pick up any intelligence about Bin Laden prior to his reported assassination by the U.S. Special Forces “kill” team acting on the direct orders of President Obama.

George W. Bush and other neo-con leaders, like Obama, have often pulled the Bin Laden rabbit out of their hat, years after reports of the Al Qaeda leader’s death in either thr Afghanistan-Pakistan border region or Yemen. On September 7, 2007, WMR reported: “‘Osama bin Laden’ supposedly appears in a new videotape with a dyed and trimmed beard and talking about Democratic control of Congress and the coming to power of Nicolas Sarkozy in France and Gordon Brown in Britain. ‘Bin Laden’ also refers to George W. Bush as the ‘leader of Texas.’ He also talks of the Democrats’ failure to ‘stop the war.’ “Bin Laden,’ who once recommended William Blum’ s book ‘Rogue State,’ is back in the Book-of-the-Month Club business in plugging Noam Chomsky and ex-CIA ‘Bin Laden Unit’ chief Michael Scheuer. ‘Bin Laden’ also mentions ‘neoconservatives’ like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Richard Pearl [sic], meaning Richard Perle. He also refers to Colin Powell and Richard Armitage and ‘their blood history of murdering humans.’ Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair also gets honorable mention. ‘Bin Laden’ also states that President John Kennedy was killed and ‘corporations were the primary beneficiary of his killing.’ Days before a huge anti-war march in Washington, on September 15, Bin Laden states that carrying ‘anti-war placards’ in the streets is of no use. As if expecting that many people will view the tape as a fake, the neocon media and their usual ‘sources’ and ‘experts’ are already claiming that it is quite common for Arab mean to dye their beards to make themselves look younger.”

On September 9, 2007, WMR reported on how “Al Qaeda” video and audiotapes are transmitted to the news media as authentic: “The so-called ‘Osama Bin Laden tape’ was not only transmitted via the auspices of the Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE) Institute, a Washington, DC-based research institute with links to Israeli right-wing Likud elements, but U.S. intelligence officials are now claiming that large portions of the ‘Bin Laden’ speech were written by Los Angeles native Adam Gadahn, born Adam Pearlman, (aka Azzam the American), the number three man in charge of Al Qaeda, whose grandfather, Carl K. Pearlman, was a member of the board of the Anti Defamation League (ADL), an important component of the Israeli Lobby in the United States. Carl Pearlman, a prominent California urologist, was the chairman of the Orange County Bonds for Israel campaign and the United Jewish Welfare Fund. SITE and an Israeli intelligence front operation in Washington, MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute), are closely linked. MEMRI has been responsible for mis-translating several speeches made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. SITE’s director is Rita Katz, an Iraq-born Jew who moved to Israel after her father was executed by Saddam Hussein’s government for spying for the Mossad. She emigrated to the United States from Israel in 1997. Katz worked for the U.S. Treasury Department in its pursuit of Muslim charity funds in the United States in Operation Green Quest and as a consultant for the FBI. The main coordinator for Green Quest was the then-head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Michael Chertoff.

Not surprisingly, the Zawahiri tape ridiculing Obama was made available by the SITE Intelligence Group in Washington.

Our September 9, 2007 report continued: “The delivery of the latest ‘Bin Laden’ video was reported by the Associated Press as follows: ‘the 30-minute video was obtained by the SITE Institute, a Washington-based group that monitors terrorist messages, and provided to the Associated Press.’ In the past, Bin Laden videos were sent to Al Jazeera and other Arab media sources directly. The first news of the video’s release came on the al-Sahab web site, where ‘Al Qaeda’ has previously posted messages. Last year, a leaked French intelligence report stated that Bin Laden died of typhoid fever in Pakistan. There are other reports that after the US attack on Afghanistan, Bin Laden was spirited out of Afghanistan to his native Hadhramaut region of Yemen, where he later died of kidney failure surrounded by his close and extended family members. Bin Laden’s post-9/11 presence in Hadhramaut was hinted to by reputable Israeli intelligence sources in discussions with this editor in 2002. The speed at which the corporate media accepted the obviously bogus ‘Bin Laden makeover’ tape is amazing. However, considering the links between the neocon disinformation machinery in Washington, DC and the corporate media, it may not be so surprising when put into context.”

After years of lies from the U.S. government about Saddam Hussein’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction, including “intelligence” about mobile biological weapons trailers from a known fraudster code named “Curveball”; bogus Niger documents on Iraq’s possession of yellow cake uranium; bogus Iraq Oil Ministry documents on Iraqi payoffs to Western political leaders under the UN’s Oil-for-Food program; and, more recently, false charges from Obama’s ambassador to the UN that Muammar Qaddafi’s troops in Libya were ingesting Viagra tablets before raping women, the public should be wary of a president who shows every tendency to lie as much as his three immediate predecessors: Bush II, Clinton, and Bush I. The White House is, perhaps, the greatest source of lies and disinformation in the world today, topping anything similar that may emanate from Pyongyang or Tripoli. There is no reason for any sane person to believe that anything Mr. Obama says is true. But Obama’s supporters wasted no time in proclaiming that Bin Laden’s killing ensures Obama’s re-election next year.

 Seymour Hersh UK Guardian

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ‘pathetic’ American media

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should ‘fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can’t control’

Seymour Hersh exposed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. Photograph: Wally McNamee/Corbis

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.

It doesn’t take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative journalist who has been the nemesis of US presidents since the 1960s and who was once described by the Republican party as “the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist”.

He is angry about the timidity of journalists in America, their failure to challenge the White House and be an unpopular messenger of truth.

Don’t even get him started on the New York Times which, he says, spends “so much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would” – or the death of Osama bin Laden. “Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie, not one word of it is true,” he says of the dramatic US Navy Seals raid in 2011.

Hersh is writing a book about national security and has devoted a chapter to the bin Laden killing. He says a recent report put out by an “independent” Pakistani commission about life in the Abottabad compound in which Bin Laden was holed up would not stand up to scrutiny. “The Pakistanis put out a report, don’t get me going on it. Let’s put it this way, it was done with considerable American input. It’s a bullshit report,” he says hinting of revelations to come in his book.

The Obama administration lies systematically, he claims, yet none of the leviathans of American media, the TV networks or big print titles, challenge him.

“It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy [Obama],” he declares in an interview with the Guardian.

“It used to be when you were in a situation when something very dramatic happened, the president and the minions around the president had control of the narrative, you would pretty much know they would do the best they could to tell the story straight. Now that doesn’t happen any more. Now they take advantage of something like that and they work out how to re-elect the president.

He isn’t even sure if the recent revelations about the depth and breadth of surveillance by the National Security Agency will have a lasting effect.

Snowden changed the debate on surveillance

He is certain that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “changed the whole nature of the debate” about surveillance. Hersh says he and other journalists had written about surveillance, but Snowden was significant because he provided documentary evidence – although he is sceptical about whether the revelations will change the US government’s policy.

“Duncan Campbell [the British investigative journalist who broke the Zircon cover-up story], James Bamford [US journalist] and Julian Assange and me and the New Yorker, we’ve all written the notion there’s constant surveillance, but he [Snowden] produced a document and that changed the whole nature of the debate, it’s real now,” Hersh says.

“Editors love documents. Chicken-shit editors who wouldn’t touch stories like that, they love documents, so he changed the whole ball game,” he adds, before qualifying his remarks.

“But I don’t know if it’s going to mean anything in the long [run] because the polls I see in America – the president can still say to voters ‘al-Qaida, al-Qaida’ and the public will vote two to one for this kind of surveillance, which is so idiotic,” he says.

Holding court to a packed audience at City University in London’s summer school on investigative journalism, 76-year-old Hersh is on full throttle, a whirlwind of amazing stories of how journalism used to be; how he exposed the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, how he got the Abu Ghraib pictures of American soldiers brutalising Iraqi prisoners, and what he thinks of Edward Snowden.

Hope of redemption

Despite his concern about the timidity of journalism he believes the trade still offers hope of redemption.

“I have this sort of heuristic view that journalism, we possibly offer hope because the world is clearly run by total nincompoops more than ever … Not that journalism is always wonderful, it’s not, but at least we offer some way out, some integrity.”

His story of how he uncovered the My Lai atrocity is one of old-fashioned shoe-leather journalism and doggedness. Back in 1969, he got a tip about a 26-year-old platoon leader, William Calley, who had been charged by the army with alleged mass murder.

Instead of picking up the phone to a press officer, he got into his car and started looking for him in the army camp of Fort Benning in Georgia, where he heard he had been detained. From door to door he searched the vast compound, sometimes blagging his way, marching up to the reception, slamming his fist on the table and shouting: “Sergeant, I want Calley out now.”

Eventually his efforts paid off with his first story appearing in the St Louis Post-Despatch, which was then syndicated across America and eventually earned him the Pulitzer Prize. “I did five stories. I charged $100 for the first, by the end the [New York] Times were paying $5,000.”

He was hired by the New York Times to follow up the Watergate scandal and ended up hounding Nixon over Cambodia. Almost 30 years later, Hersh made global headlines all over again with his exposure of the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

Put in the hours

For students of journalism his message is put the miles and the hours in. He knew about Abu Ghraib five months before he could write about it, having been tipped off by a senior Iraqi army officer who risked his own life by coming out of Baghdad to Damascus to tell him how prisoners had been writing to their families asking them to come and kill them because they had been “despoiled”.

“I went five months looking for a document, because without a document, there’s nothing there, it doesn’t go anywhere.”

Hersh returns to US president Barack Obama. He has said before that the confidence of the US press to challenge the US government collapsed post 9/11, but he is adamant that Obama is worse than Bush.

“Do you think Obama’s been judged by any rational standards? Has Guantanamo closed? Is a war over? Is anyone paying any attention to Iraq? Is he seriously talking about going into Syria? We are not doing so well in the 80 wars we are in right now, what the hell does he want to go into another one for. What’s going on [with journalists]?” he asks.

He says investigative journalism in the US is being killed by the crisis of confidence, lack of resources and a misguided notion of what the job entails.

“Too much of it seems to me is looking for prizes. It’s journalism looking for the Pulitzer Prize,” he adds. “It’s a packaged journalism, so you pick a target like – I don’t mean to diminish because anyone who does it works hard – but are railway crossings safe and stuff like that, that’s a serious issue but there are other issues too.

“Like killing people, how does [Obama] get away with the drone programme, why aren’t we doing more? How does he justify it? What’s the intelligence? Why don’t we find out how good or bad this policy is? Why do newspapers constantly cite the two or three groups that monitor drone killings. Why don’t we do our own work?

“Our job is to find out ourselves, our job is not just to say – here’s a debate’ our job is to go beyond the debate and find out who’s right and who’s wrong about issues. That doesn’t happen enough. It costs money, it costs time, it jeopardises, it raises risks. There are some people – the New York Times still has investigative journalists but they do much more of carrying water for the president than I ever thought they would … it’s like you don’t dare be an outsider any more.”

He says in some ways President George Bush‘s administration was easier to write about. “The Bush era, I felt it was much easier to be critical than it is [of] Obama. Much more difficult in the Obama era,” he said.

Asked what the solution is Hersh warms to his theme that most editors are pusillanimous and should be fired.

“I’ll tell you the solution, get rid of 90% of the editors that now exist and start promoting editors that you can’t control,” he says. I saw it in the New York Times, I see people who get promoted are the ones on the desk who are more amenable to the publisher and what the senior editors want and the trouble makers don’t get promoted. Start promoting better people who look you in the eye and say ‘I don’t care what you say’.

Nor does he understand why the Washington Post held back on the Snowden files until it learned the Guardian was about to publish.

If Hersh was in charge of US Media Inc, his scorched earth policy wouldn’t stop with newspapers.”I would close down the news bureaus of the networks and let’s start all over, tabula rasa. The majors, NBCs, ABCs, they won’t like this – just do something different, do something that gets people mad at you, that’s what we’re supposed to be doing,” he says.

Hersh is currently on a break from reporting, working on a book which undoubtedly will make for uncomfortable reading for both Bush and Obama.

“The republic’s in trouble, we lie about everything, lying has become the staple.” And he implores journalists to do something about it.