Pentagon Opens New Spy Shop by Tom Burghardt

Dandelion Salad

by Tom Burghardt
Global Research, August 10, 2008
Antifascist Calling

Back in April, Antifascist Calling reported on the proposed shut-down of the Pentagon’s controversial Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) office that illegally spied on the antiwar movement.

That office was officially “disestablished” August 4 by the Department of Defense (DoD). Simultaneously, it “activated” the Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center (DCHC) “under the direction of the Defense Intelligence Agency.” Continue reading

A Very Inconvenient Truth by Capt. Paul Watson

Sent to me by Jason Miller

Dandelion Salad

by Capt. Paul Watson
www.bestcyrano.org/THOMASPAINE
Aug. 10, 2008

‘You see our meat eating habits are more closely related to the vulture, the jackal or other carrion eaters. This means that we can’t be described as carnivores. We are better described as necrovores or eaters of rotting flesh.’

The meat industry is one of the most destructive ecological industries on the planet. The raising and slaughtering of pigs, cows, sheep, turkeys and chickens not only utilizes vast areas of land and vast quantities of water, but it is a greater contributor to greenhouse gas emissions than the automobile industry.

Continue reading

American says US & Georgia to answer for violence

Dandelion Salad

The Amerikan says to call/write to your congresspeople.  The US needs to get out.  He also called this a genocide.  ~ Lo

RussiaToday

Joe Mestas, American citizen living in South Ossetia, who witnessed everything that happening in the region, talked to RT and blamed U.S. and Georgian leaders for the outbreak of violence.

see

Russia’s Defence ministry spokesman press-conference

Shelled city is living hell + Did mercenaries help Georgia? + Withdrawal of Georgian troops confirmed

South Ossetian capital completely destroyed + Abkhazia + grim reality of war

South Ossetia: Inside Georgia but dependent on Russia

War victim trapped in basement with son’s body + Georgia resumes shelling

Georgia imposes martial law as violence continues + US-Russian tensions in Caucasus erupt into war + photos

South Ossetia: The War has Begun! by Andrei Areshev

Russia’s Defence ministry spokesman press-conference

Dandelion Salad

RussiaToday

The full press-conference of defence spokesman Anatoly Nogovitsyn.

see

Shelled city is living hell + Did mercenaries help Georgia? + Withdrawal of Georgian troops confirmed

South Ossetian capital completely destroyed + Abkhazia + grim reality of war

South Ossetia: Inside Georgia but dependent on Russia

War victim trapped in basement with son’s body + Georgia resumes shelling

Georgia imposes martial law as violence continues + US-Russian tensions in Caucasus erupt into war + photos

South Ossetia: The War has Begun! by Andrei Areshev

Russia-Georgia fighting escalates in South Ossetia + UN stalemated

The Real Reason Behind the Military Buildup of Ex-Soviet Republic of Georgia and Its Invasion of Russian South Ossetia

A Dirty Adventure – Parts 1 & 2 by Richard Estes

Dandelion Salad

by Richard Estes
http://www.dissidentvoice.org
August 10th, 2008

For most Americans, the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia, and the Russian military response, is akin to an obscure murder mystery. In a post-9/11 world, the media no longer covers events in the Caucasus, with the vicious conflicts that erupted in the 1990s a distant memory. Most will probably uncritically accept the mainstream media narrative that the current violence is explained by reference to the ethnic turmoil of the recent past and competition between the US and the Russian Federation for Caucasian and Central Asian hydrocarbons. The Russians have described the Georgian action as a dirty adventure, a pretty good shorthand description that discourages further inquiry.

…continued

***

A Dirty Adventure — Part 2

by Richard Estes
http://www.dissidentvoice.org
August 10th, 2008

Turns out the that Israelis have been supplying the US trained Georgian army with weapons. It was reported that they stopped such sales a few days ago:

Israel has decided to halt all sales of military equipment to Georgia because of objections from Russia, which is locked in a feud with its tiny Caucasus neighbor, defense officials said Tuesday.

The officials said the freeze was partially intended to give Israel leverage with Moscow in its attempts to persuade Russia not to ship arms and equipment to Iran. They spoke on condition of anonymity as Israel does not officially publish details of its arms sales.

…continued

FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

see

Shelled city is living hell + Did mercenaries help Georgia? + Withdrawal of Georgian troops confirmed

South Ossetian capital completely destroyed + Abkhazia + grim reality of war

War victim trapped in basement with son’s body + Georgia resumes shelling

Shelled city is living hell + Did mercenaries help Georgia? + Withdrawal of Georgian troops confirmed

Dandelion Salad

Warning

.

These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

RussiaToday

Thousands of South Ossetians are trapped in the ruins of a city almost destroyed by Georgian missiles. The remaining residents of Tskhinvali are huddled in cellars beneath bombed-out buildings. They are struggling to survive – without water, food or electricity.

Did mercenaries help Georgia?

The president of South Ossetia claims mercenaries took part in Georgia’s offensive against the breakaway republic, according to Russia’s RIA news agency. Eduard Kokoity says Ukrainians, people from the Baltics as well as nationals from other countries were involved.

Withdrawal of Georgian troops confirmed

Russia’s Defence Ministry has confirmed that Georgian troops have withdrawn from South Ossetia. Spokesman Anatoly Nogovitsyn said peacekeeping forces are once again in control of most of Tskhinvali.

see

South Ossetian capital completely destroyed + Abkhazia + grim reality of war

South Ossetia: Inside Georgia but dependent on Russia

War victim trapped in basement with son’s body + Georgia resumes shelling

Georgia imposes martial law as violence continues + US-Russian tensions in Caucasus erupt into war + photos

South Ossetia: The War has Begun! by Andrei Areshev

Russia-Georgia fighting escalates in South Ossetia + UN stalemated

The Real Reason Behind the Military Buildup of Ex-Soviet Republic of Georgia and Its Invasion of Russian South Ossetia

Pentagon To Test Unclassified Alternative to Talon

Dandelion Salad

by David Morgan
After Downing Street
Reuters
Aug 10, 2008

The Pentagon, which closed its Talon intelligence database nearly a year ago amid concerns about domestic spying, will soon begin testing an unclassified alternative for tracking possible threats to U.S. military bases, officials said on Tuesday.

The system, an FBI-operated program called eGuardian, would for the first time sever the Defense Department’s collection of data on suspicious activity from U.S. intelligence operations by placing the information in an unclassified database for law enforcement agencies, officials said.

…continued

FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

see

Secretive Pentagon Spy Unit: Closed or Outsourced?

South Ossetian capital completely destroyed + Abkhazia + grim reality of war

Dandelion Salad

Warning

.

These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

RussiaToday

The Chief of Russian ground forces, Igor Konashenkov, claims Georgian military action in Tskhinvali has destroyed all hospitals, killing many children. He also says the South Ossetian capital is almost ruined and left without water or electricity.

Death toll in South Ossetia reaches 2000

The death toll in the unrecognised republic has now reached at least 2000, according to Russia’s Ambassador to Georgia Vyacheslav Kovalenko. The Chief of Russian ground forces Igor Konashenkov claims Georgia’s military action in Tskhinvali has resulted in the destruction of all hospitals, and many children have been killed.

Abkhazia starts war with Georgia

The situation is escalating in Georgia’s second breakaway republic – Abkhazia. Its troops are on the move towards the security zone in the Gali region close to the border with Georgia. Meanwhile they are continuing a military operation to dislodge Georgian forces in the upper Kodori Gorge in northern Abkhazia.

The grim reality of war

Georgian troops are being squeezed out of the South Ossetian capital, Tskhinvali. As they retreat, they leave behind a trail of burning tanks and destroyed military vehicles. Many fighters who didn’t survive the conflict have also been left behind.

Evacuated kids fear for their parents’ lives

Russia’s Emergency Ministry has sent a convoy of 30 vehicles with 120 tonnes of supplies to the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. That’s where the majority of those who fled the conflict are seeking refuge. Many children are among them.

On the road near the South Ossetian border – 10 Aug 08

AlJazeeraEnglish

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from the town of Gori heading near Georgian-South Ossetian border.

see

South Ossetia: Inside Georgia but dependent on Russia

War victim trapped in basement with son’s body + Georgia resumes shelling

Georgia imposes martial law as violence continues + US-Russian tensions in Caucasus erupt into war + photos

South Ossetia: The War has Begun! by Andrei Areshev

Russia-Georgia fighting escalates in South Ossetia + UN stalemated

The Real Reason Behind the Military Buildup of Ex-Soviet Republic of Georgia and Its Invasion of Russian South Ossetia

Bush Upset Over Russian Attack On Georgia: It Should Have Been Massachusetts Instead

Satire

Robert

by R J Shulman
Dandelion Salad
featured writer
Robert’s blog post

Aug 10, 2008

Beijing – President Bush has denounced the Russian attack on Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia. “I had told Putin after I looked him in the eye that if he was ever to attack a state is should be Massachusetts where liberals and gay marriages are ruining America,” Bush said, “but Georgia is one of my states that voted for me without recounts and that means I’ll have to get Putin, dead or alive. So, as soon as I finish cheering our Olympiods to victorious victory here in China, I’m going to have to go back to Washington and teach those Russian a lesson by invading Iran.”

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice agreed that an attack on Iran was appropriate as the Iranians have not denounced the Russian attack. Senator John McCain said he would support a strike on Iran and said we should fight there for a hundred years if necessary, as soon as our troops could cross over the border into Iran from Czechoslovakia.

see

War victim trapped in basement with son’s body + Georgia resumes shelling

Georgia imposes martial law as violence continues + US-Russian tensions in Caucasus erupt into war + photos

South Ossetia: The War has Begun! by Andrei Areshev

Russia-Georgia fighting escalates in South Ossetia + UN stalemated

The Real Reason Behind the Military Buildup of Ex-Soviet Republic of Georgia and Its Invasion of Russian South Ossetia