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Turning a Wedding Into a Funeral: Obama Violated His Own Rules with Yemen Drone Strike

Posted by on February 21, 2014 in Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Turning a Wedding Into a Funeral: Obama Violated His Own Rules with Yemen Drone Strike

President Barack Obama violated his own rules for the use of drone strikes in a December 2013 strike on a wedding procession in Yemen that killed 12 people, a new report from Human Rights Watch says. The US military initially claimed that the procession was actually members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, then admitted it was a wedding procession, but claimed that most of the people killed in the attack were members of the terrorist organization. But Human Rights Watch says, “The procession also may have included members of AQAP, although it is not clear who they were or what was their fate.” The group went on to say that there is no evidence that members of the caravan posed an imminent threat, and that killing them was a violation of international human rights laws. RT’s Meghan Lopez speaks with investigative journalist Ben Swann about US drone policy and whether the attack was a violation of Obama’s own stated rules.

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FCC Plan To Monitor News Coverage – A ‘Radical New Era Of Tyranny’

Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
FCC Plan To Monitor News Coverage – A ‘Radical New Era Of Tyranny’

The FCC has a plan in the works to place agents in U.S. newsrooms, supposedly to learn all about how editorial decisions are made. As if illegal seizures of Associated Press phone records and the shadowy tailing of the mother of a Fox News reporter weren’t menacing enough, the Obama administration is going out of its way to institute a new intrusive surveillance of the press, as if the press wasn’t supine enough.

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‘I am a Ukrainian’ Video Exposed As Kony-Style Scam

Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Politics with 0 Comments
‘I am a Ukrainian’ Video Exposed As Kony-Style Scam

The ‘I am a Ukrainian’ video is meant to push the idea that the Ukrainian revolt is grass roots, but the video’s origins can be traced back to the U.S. State Department. The clip was produced by the team behind A Whisper to a Roar, a documentary about the “fight for democracy” all over the world, which was funded by Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco. The “inspiration” behind the documentary was none other than Larry Diamond, a Council on Foreign Relations member. The Council on Foreign Relations is considered to be America’s “most influential foreign-policy think tank” and has deep connections with the U.S. State Department.

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Misremembering America’s Wars: Past, Present and Future

Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Misremembering America’s Wars: Past, Present and Future

Government-sanctioned, counterfeit history seems to be the norm. What are schools teaching our children about US wars – causes and crimes?

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Why Al Qaeda is Stronger Than Ever Despite the War on Terror – Ben Swann

Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Why Al Qaeda is Stronger Than Ever Despite the War on Terror – Ben Swann

Despite claims that Al Qaeda is on the run, a new report shows that Al Qaeda is actually stronger than ever. In this video, Ben Swann takes a look at why that is and what it means for America’s foreign policy.

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The Five Criminals: In America The Gestapo Has Replaced The Rule Of Law

Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
The Five Criminals: In America The Gestapo Has Replaced The Rule Of Law

On January 29, RT published a photo of 5 presidential appointees lying through their teeth to Congress. All five of these Gestapo wannabes are in violation of their oath of office to protect the Constitution of the United States. They have relentlessly violated the Constitution, which makes these five, who are in charge of US intelligence and black operations, traitors to the United States. Yet, they have not been arrested and put on trial. Congress is content to sit there and listen to their ongoing lies time after time after time, despite the fact that these 5 have committed more and worse crimes against our country than the “terrorists” that serve as an excuse for the crimes committed by the intelligence agencies.

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Constitutional Professor: ‘Framers Would be Horrified’ at Obama’s Abuse of Power

Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Constitutional Professor: ‘Framers Would be Horrified’ at Obama’s Abuse of Power

Respected liberal professor Jonathan Turley tells Megyn Kelly of FOX News that while he agrees with some of Obama’s policies, his expansion of executive power is extremely dangerous and violates constitutional checks and balances. Turley is amazed that there is no pushback from the Democrat Party.

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Rand Paul Sues Obama Over NSA Spying, States Join Revolt

Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Rand Paul Sues Obama Over NSA Spying, States Join Revolt

Today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) finally did what he had been threatening to do for months: He officially filed a class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration, the National Security Agency and a host of other security officials regarding a US surveillance program that collects information on millions of American citizens.

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Harry Reid Effectively Kills Obama’s TPP and TTIP International Trade Deals

Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Government, Politics with 2 Comments
Harry Reid Effectively Kills Obama’s TPP and TTIP International Trade Deals

Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate Majority Leader has come out publicly saying, “I’m against fast track.” This means that unlike the international-trade treaties that were rammed through Congress under George W. Bush, Obama’s trade deals won’t be — and that they are thus now practically dead.

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Obama Admin. Trying To Decide Whether To Assassinate Another U.S. Citizen Overseas – Ben Swann Analysis

Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Obama Admin. Trying To Decide Whether To Assassinate Another U.S. Citizen Overseas – Ben Swann Analysis

It appears the Obama administration is once again considering whether or not to use a drone strike to assassinate an American citizen living overseas. But, are they following the drone strike rules published by the White House? Watch this video to see why Ben Swann says that despite the appearance of a NEW drone strike policy… nothing has actually changed.

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Ron Paul: Will No One Challenge Obama’s Executive Orders?

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: Will No One Challenge Obama’s Executive Orders?

President Obama’s state of the union pledge to “act with or without Congress” marks a milestone in presidential usurpation of Congressional authority. Most modern presidents have used executive orders to change and even create laws without Congressional approval. However President Obama is unusually brazen, in that most Presidents do not brag about their plans to rule by executive order in state of the union speeches.

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WikiLeaks: US trying to ‘Criminalize Journalism’ Over Snowden Leaks

Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
WikiLeaks: US trying to ‘Criminalize Journalism’ Over Snowden Leaks

In a House Intelligence Committee hearing looking into worldwide threats to U.S. national security on Tuesday, Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) suggested that journalists brokering leaked documents from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden are breaking the law. Later, Rogers called investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, one of the reporters who first broke the NSA leak story, a thief for stealing government information. Greenwald responded on Twitter, saying, “Maybe there’s something that has become pretty sick about DC political culture if the idea of prosecuting journalists is now this mainstream.” RT’s Liz Wahl talks to WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson to see if journalists reporting on leaked documents are accomplices to treason, as some US government officials have suggested, or merely participating in their First Amendment rights to freedom of the press.

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Fast Track to Income Inequality

Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Fast Track to Income Inequality

Corporate interests were fiercely lobbying for President Obama to dedicate serious time in this State of the Union speech to pushing fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in order to try to overcome growing congressional and public opposition to both, but instead he made only a brief passing reference. The White House had come under considerable pressure from congressional Democrats and base groups not to raise these issues, given the stark conflict with the main theme of Obama’s speech. Implementing TPP – a NAFTA-on-steroids with 11 nations – would undermine Obama’s efforts to battle income inequality.

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Meet the U.S. Allies – Saudi Arabia Passes Draconian, Medieval Laws to Crush Dissent

Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Meet the U.S. Allies – Saudi Arabia Passes Draconian, Medieval Laws to Crush Dissent

Michael Krieger: The Saudi regime just passed a series of Medieval laws to crack down on all dissent. In a nutshell: Dissent = Terrorism. Simply exposing corruption could be seen as a violation of the law. Some also warned that Saudi women who get behind the wheel of a car in violation of the ban on female drivers could be tried under the new anti-terror law. Other worrying aspects include an article that says police can raid homes and offices on suspicion of anti-government activity without prior approval from a judge or even a superior.

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First in the nation: Arizona senate committee passes 4th Amendment Protection Act to thwart NSA spying

Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
First in the nation: Arizona senate committee passes 4th Amendment Protection Act to thwart NSA spying

On Monday, an Arizona state senate committee became the first legislative body in the country to pass a bill designed to thwart surveillance programs from the National Security Agency (NSA). Senate Bill 1156 (SB1156), the Arizona 4th Amendment Protection Act, was introduced by Sen. Kelli Ward and 14 other sponsors and co-sponsors.

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