Latest Threads
Latest
Greatest Threads
Greatest
Lobby
Lobby
Journals
Journals
Search
Search
Options
Options
Help
Help
Login
Login
Home » Discuss » Journals » reprehensor Donate to DU
Advertise Liberally! The Liberal Blog Advertising Network
Advertise on more than 70 progressive blogs!
Missives From the Fiery Pit of Eternal Hell
Posted by reprehensor in Political Videos
Mon Aug 22nd 2011, 07:48 AM

 
The Real News interviews UMKC Associate Prof. Bill Black; (Link) (Link)
Read entry | Discuss (1 comments) | Recommend (+4 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion
Sat Aug 13th 2011, 09:40 AM
(Link) Burning Britain: Riot Fever as a Symptom of Systemic Failure by Nafeez Ahmed "...it would be gravely mistaken to assume that the rioting and violence erupting throughout London was motivated fundamentally by opposing police brutality exemplified in the killing of Mark Duggan. Police brutality almost certainly played a role in sparking the initial rage. Early inaccurate media reports claimed that Duggan had fired first at the SO19 police officers who were tracking him, and that the offic...
Read entry | Discuss (2 comments) | Recommend (0 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in Political Videos
Tue Aug 09th 2011, 08:26 AM

 
"What is absolutely necessary is to realize that's what going on now is pricing into the markets the consequences of these very deep austerity policies, both in Europe and the United States... and this is the sign of the failure, of the complete disfunctionality... a process we've been in for months now, of framing policy around so called long-term defecit reduction. Until we get away from that, and start talking in plain rational terms about the issues that we actually face, we're simply never ...
Read entry | Discuss (2 comments) | Recommend (+8 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion
Sun Aug 07th 2011, 03:31 PM
Time and again, terrorists are used as western assets, both before and after the "War on Terror" was declared. Peter Dale Scott explores this hidden aspect of (mostly) US foreign policy. (Link) Bosnia, Kosovo, and Now Libya: The Human Costs of Washington’s On-Going Collusion with Terrorists by "...The pattern of U.S. collaboration with Muslim fundamentalists against more secular enemies is not new. It dates back to at least 1953, when the CIA recruited right-wing mullahs to overthrow Prime ...
Read entry | Discuss (1 comments) | Recommend (0 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in Political Videos
Thu Jul 21st 2011, 07:59 AM

 
Read entry | Discuss (40 comments) | Recommend (+47 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in Political Videos
Fri Sep 10th 2010, 02:26 PM

 
(Link) (Link) From the interview: JAY: So what questions about 9/11 are left unanswered for you? SCOTT: Well, just about all of them. We don't know what brought the buildings down. We don't know who was on the planes and what their exact role was. Let's start with what we do know. We know that a lot of the first testimony given to the 9/11 commission was, by their own account, false. They actually considered prosecutions of people for covering up. And both the cochairmen have agreed that the...
Read entry | Discuss (1 comments) | Recommend (+12 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Jul 29th 2010, 10:29 AM
Chris Floyd writes that the Wikileaks "revelations" are kinda un-revelatory; (Link) "The much ballyhooed dump of intelligence and diplomatic files concerning the Afghan War has been trumpeted as some kind of shocking expose, "painting a different picture" than the official version of events -- revelations that are sure to rock the Anglo-American political establishments to their foundations. The New York Times, The Guardian and Der Spiegel were given 92,000 reports by Wikileaks, including tho...
Read entry | Discuss (0 comments) | Recommend (0 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Jan 13th 2010, 05:52 PM
Wed Jan 13, 2010 TIMBUKTU, Mali (Reuters) - In early 2008, an official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a report to his superiors detailing what he called "the most significant development in the criminal exploitation of aircraft since 9/11." The document warned that a growing fleet of rogue jet aircraft was regularly crisscrossing the Atlantic Ocean. On one end of the air route, it said, are cocaine-producing areas in the Andes controlled by the leftist Revolutionary Armed F...
Read entry | Discuss (7 comments) | Recommend (+8 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Nov 07th 2009, 09:14 AM
(This article in the October issue of offers a radical alternative history of the roots of the so-called 'War on Terror'. It's closer to the truth than the story we are told by the US government, no matter which administration happens to be in power. -rep.) -------------------------------- by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed Once upon a time, the CIA trained, financed and supported Osama bin Laden and his mujahidin networks in Afghanistan to repel the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. After the end of t...
Read entry | Discuss (2 comments) | Recommend (+2 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in Editorials & Other Articles
Sun Sep 27th 2009, 08:07 PM
(Link) By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed ( (Link)/ ) The conviction of Abdullah Ahmed Ali, 28, Tanvir Hussain, 28, and Assad Sarwar, 29, in relation to the liquid bomb plot has been seen as a major triumph for British police and intelligence efforts. Yet, despite this being the second re-trial, the prosecution was still only able to convict the three for conspiracy to murder, including their intent to bring down an airplane – but not to prove their capability to carry out the plot. Questions raised by...
Read entry | Discuss (0 comments) | Recommend (0 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Jul 23rd 2009, 08:37 PM
(Link) Posted: July 23, 2009 The murder of President Kennedy was a seminal event for me and for millions of Americans. It changed the course of history. It was a crushing blow to our country and to millions of people around the world. It put an abrupt end to a period of a misunderstood idealism, akin to the spirit of 1989 when the Soviet bloc to began to thaw and 2008, when our new American President was fairly elected. Today, more than 45 years later, profound doubts persist about how Presid...
Read entry | Discuss (64 comments) | Recommend (+51 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Jul 15th 2009, 04:23 PM
(Last month, I wrote about the attempt by Patrick Fitzgerald to stop the publication of Peter Lance's book, "Triple Cross". Lance saw my diary entry at Daily Kos, titled, and asked me to post his latest piece, challenging Fitzgerald to step up to the plate. So here it is, and I should note to DUers that I ultimately disagree with Lance about the true nature of "al Qaeda"... nevertheless, the attempts to suppress his book simply make no sense to me at all... unless a cover-up is underway. What's...
Read entry | Discuss (10 comments) | Recommend (+9 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in September 11
Tue Jun 16th 2009, 09:58 PM
Well, I guess is going to have to sue HarperCollins, just like he . He says that Peter Lance's book, contains lies and false accusations about him, and thus, the book must be pulped! The real problem with Lance's book is not that it is brimming with lies, but rather that Lance's tendentious prose enforces the general paradigm put forward by the 9/11 Torture Commission*, while at the same time exposing seriously problematic aspects of the run-up to 9/11 that fail to lay down and die like they ...
Read entry | Discuss (27 comments) | Recommend (+14 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in Political Videos
Thu May 28th 2009, 10:09 PM

 
(Link)
Read entry | Discuss (65 comments) | Recommend (+53 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue May 26th 2009, 07:09 AM
() Earlier this month, US-based lawyer William F. Pepper submitted a legal opinion in support of the Spanish investigation into various tortures that took place during the Bush administration. Pepper encouraged the Spanish investigators to broaden their scope to include George W. Bush personally, saying; "It would be an injustice not to prosecute those who occupied the highest positions of authority. It would be like processing Eichmann and overlooking Hitler..." Below find an English transl...
Read entry | Discuss (16 comments) | Recommend (+19 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat May 23rd 2009, 11:11 AM
. This is the reality of the so-called "War on Terror", at home. The NSA did not decrypt top-secret missives emanating from a CIA-commissioned, Bin Laden-constructed secret base in Afghanistan, and speedily pass on the info to the correct authorities... nor did astute FBI agents stumble across an "Al Qaeda" cell in the heart of the Big Apple! Instead, an agent provocateur was dispatched to a mosque, spouting violent rhetoric and allegedly offering money to at least one member of the mosque to j...
Read entry | Discuss (32 comments) | Recommend (+60 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu May 21st 2009, 10:46 PM
Following on the latest frame-up from the FBI; (Link) It turns out that the British MI5 is even less patient. If you don't play along, you get labeled as a Muslim terrorist. You don't even get to be set-up! Abra-Cadabra! You're a "terrorist"! Thursday, 21 May 2009 "...Three of the men say they were detained at foreign airports on the orders of MI5 after leaving Britain on family holidays last year. After they were sent back to the UK, they were interviewed by MI5 officers who, they say, fal...
Read entry | Discuss (1 comments) | Recommend (+4 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in Latest Breaking News
Thu May 21st 2009, 08:46 AM
Previously: (Link) "...For all his bluster, Shareef was, by any objective measure, a pathetic and hapless jihadist — one of a new breed of domestic terrorists the federal government has paraded before the media since 9/11. The FBI, in a sense, elevated Shareef, working to transform him from a boastful store clerk into a suicidal mall-bomber. Like many other alleged extremists who have been targeted by the authorities, Shareef didn't know that his brand-new friend —the eager co-conspirator draw...
Read entry | Discuss (2 comments)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat May 16th 2009, 03:22 PM
(Link) May 8, 2009 Why one should think of Afghanistan, not as a "failed state," but as a heroin-ravaged state One of the most frustrating features of observing American foreign policy is to see the gap between the encapsulated thinking of the national security bureaucracy and the sensible unfettered observations of the experts outside. In the case of Afghanistan, outside commentators have called for terminating current specific American policies and tactics – many reminiscent of the US in Vi...
Read entry | Discuss (16 comments) | Recommend (+10 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in Political Videos
Wed May 13th 2009, 05:51 PM

 
All six parts as playlist: (Link) On February 5, 2002, Peter Dale Scott spoke to an audience at the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center about 9/11 and his early analyses of what was going on... at the time. Constant readers (like myself) , know that his opinion has evolved with the accumulation of new data over the course of 7 years. So, this footage is posted not to shame, embarrass, or discredit; but to show, (to those who are fans and supporters of Scott's work), that a considered, historical...
Read entry | Discuss (8 comments) | Recommend (+9 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in Political Videos
Wed Apr 08th 2009, 12:26 PM

 
On March 25th, the BBC brought its lively "debate" TV program The Doha Debates to Washington's Georgetown University, to tape an episode called "Time to get tough on Israel". The format consists of the moderator, Tim Sebastian, and a set of panelists who verbally duke it out. The panelists on this episode consisted of ,, , and . Gold and Dershowitz basically argued that Israel should be left alone to do whatever. Burg and Scheuer argued that the U.S. needs to step up and be "tougher" with Is...
Read entry | Discuss (5 comments) | Recommend (+7 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in September 11
Sun Apr 05th 2009, 07:42 AM
This thread has been combined with another thread. to read this message in its new location.
Read entry | Discuss (0 comments) | Recommend (+9 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Apr 02nd 2009, 07:02 AM
There is a fundamental misconception about the role of "intelligence agencies", like the CIA; "The CIA is not now nor has it ever been a central intelligence agency. It is the covert action arm of the President's foreign policy advisers. In that capacity it overthrows or supports foreign governments while reporting "intelligence" justifying those activities. It shapes its intelligence, even in such critical areas as Soviet nuclear weapons capability, to support presidential policy. Disinformati...
Read entry | Discuss (1 comments)
Posted by reprehensor in Political Videos
Tue Mar 31st 2009, 01:07 PM

 
"The very idea that I can be seriously discussed as a terrorist, when I'm sitting under Big Ben in the British Parliament, and touring the United States... doesn't that strike people in Canada as just crazy?" - George Galloway. (Link) The ripples of 9/11, seen here in the abuse of anti-terrorist legislation in Canada, to bar Galloway from speaking in Canada.
Read entry | Discuss (5 comments) | Recommend (+5 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Mar 24th 2009, 09:17 PM
March 24, 2009 and On 9/11 the Bush administration declared a State of Emergency (SOE), which was formally proclaimed on September 14, 2001, and extended by Bush repeatedly thereafter, most recently on August 28, 2008.(1) Under cover of this SOE, Bush secretly enacted many extreme measures, ranging from suspension of habeas corpus to preparations for martial law in America; all these were undertaken as part of secret so-called "Continuity of Government" (COG) procedures associated with the SO...
Read entry | Discuss (11 comments) | Recommend (+15 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in Political Videos
Sat Mar 21st 2009, 11:51 AM

 
This is ridiculous. Galloway is a peace activist, not a terrorist. Please also check out his audio interview with the Ottawa Citizen; (Link) and coverage by the Israeli paper, Ha'aretz; (Link) The UK Channel 4 News says in the above broadcast, "after an open letter of protest from Canada's Jewish Defense League, he's been declared inadmissable under the country's immigration act". Way to go, JDL, you just barred a sitting British MP from entering the country. Another triumph for the Harper H...
Read entry | Discuss (3 comments) | Recommend (+2 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in Political Videos
Sat Mar 07th 2009, 09:53 AM

 
With President Obama digging in, in Afghanistan, it's important to take a breath, and review some problems that have been created and inflamed by U.S. intervention in that country. Particularly, the drug problem. Please take 10 minutes to watch this first segment from "An Unholy Alliance", to get a taste of what blind, or misguided decision-making can result in, in that area of the world. YouTube - Parts 2-6; (Link) Video google (entire film - better frame rate than YouTube version); (Link) ...
Read entry | Discuss (9 comments) | Recommend (+9 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Mar 06th 2009, 07:45 PM
(Link) BUSH LEAGUE JUSTICE: Should George W. Bush Be Arrested in Calgary Alberta To Be Tried For International Crimes? by Anthony J. Hall Professor of Globalization Studies - University of Lethbridge George W. Bush and Omar al-Bashir Serious allegations of criminality are swirling around ex-US President George W. Bush and current Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. In late February of 2009 it was reported that the Hague-based International Criminal Court was preparing to issue a warrant for...
Read entry | Discuss (36 comments) | Recommend (+9 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in September 11
Sun Jan 04th 2009, 10:05 PM
(James Bamford has done another great deed for the public by revealing the extent of the NSA's wiretapping on U.S. soil, and how the NSA sub-contracts the vast majority of its work to Israeli high-tech firms bristling with "former" Israeli military intelligence agents, and in the case of Verint, a company with serious corruption issues. It was Bamford who popularized the existence of in his 2001 book, . In , he sheds light in the secret rooms of Verizon and AT&T, and shows the NSA to be a very ...
Read entry | Discuss (8 comments) | Recommend (+27 votes)
Posted by reprehensor in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Aug 14th 2008, 03:12 PM
(Link) (Link) (Link) Gwynne Dyer: Georgia's huge South Ossetia mistake "The chronology tells it all. Skirmishes between Georgian troops and the South Ossetian militia grew more frequent over the past several months, but on August 7, Saakashvili offered the separatist South Ossetian government “an immediate ceasefire and the immediate beginning of talks”, promising that “full autonomy” was on the table. Only hours later, however, he ordered a general offensive. South Ossetia’s president, Edu...
Read entry | Discuss (0 comments)
Greatest Threads
The ten most recommended threads posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums in the last 24 hours.
Visitor Tools
Use the tools below to keep track of updates to this Journal.
 
Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals  |  Campaigns  |  Links  |  Store  |  Donate
About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy
Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.