Civil Disobedience: The Only “Weapon” We Have Remaining? By Camillo “Mac” Bica (#NDAA)

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By Camillo “Mac” Bica
Information Clearing House
February 16, 2013

Anti-NDAA Feb 2nd, Portland OR

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Mario Cuomo, commenting on the political process, once observed, “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” Though candidates for public office frequently campaign on a platform of change, when elected, promises remain unfulfilled and what they inevitably deliver is more of the same. Beholden to the special interests and the Super PACS, they govern solely in the interest of the wealthy and the privileged, and remain blatantly unresponsive to the general will, the needs of the majority of the people, and to the dictates of law and morality. Continue reading

Obama Administration’s Neocon Easter by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
February 17, 2011

Resurrecting the Neocons: Marc Grossman in … Richard Perle & Douglas Feith in Queue

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has chosen a new special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan: a long-time controversial neocon, a man who has been famous for parading as a foreign agent in the lobby circuit, the scandalous former diplomat Marc Grossman. The not-so-gradual resurrection of the old neocon cabal under the Obama administration, led by Hillary Clinton, should not come as a surprise. According to Washington insiders, Daniel Perle and Douglas Feith have been consulted more than a few times in their ‘unofficial’ capacity, but are not far down in the queue to receive ‘official’ acknowledgement. Continue reading

Michael Parenti: The Panama Deception + US imperialism in full view

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December 20, 2010

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Map of US-Operation Just Cause, Invasion of Panama, December 1989 – January 1990. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

RTAmerica | December 20, 2010

December 20th marks the 21st anniversary of the 1989 US Invasion of Panama. An Incident, known as ‘Operation Just Cause,’ that erupted after CIA client Manuel Noriega charted and independent path from the US and threatened to close down US bases. The drum beat for war against Panama would eventually play out again in US military interventions that followed. The media coverage of the invasion of Panama became the blueprint in rallying public support for war through the mainstream media.

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Armitage- Part I: The Early Years and the Golden Triangle by Mizgin Yilmaz

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by Mizgin Yilmaz
Sibel Edmonds’ Boiling Frogs Post
Wednesday, 11. November 2009

Mizgin’s Desk Reports

As mentioned earlier, Brent Scowcroft will be ending his nine-year reign as chairman of the American Turkish Council (ATC) and will be succeeded by former Bush administration Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage.

Armitage may be best remembered for leaking information to Robert Novak that exposed Valerie Plame as a covert CIA agent in a political scandal that became known as the Plame Affair. Selective amnesia on the part of the servile US mainstream media has repeatedly obscured Armitage’s curriculum vitae, which goes back decades and begins during the Vietnam conflict.

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via Sibel Edmonds’ Boiling Frogs Post | Home of the Irate Minority

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Military.com Covers Sibel Edmonds Disclosures, Reports ‘Denials’ From Several Fingered Bush Officials

CIA Leak Case

CIA Leak/Plame Case

The Cheney-Libby lies and memory loss about Wilson, Plame, everything

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Hardball-Isikoff &  Corn – The Cheney-Libby lies and memory loss about Wilson, Plame, everything

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November 02, 2009

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The Ed Show – David Shuster cuts through the Cheney-Libby ‘memory issue’ muck

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Robert Novak: Feared political columnist, harsh critic of Israel + Bob Novak dies of cancer

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By Ron Kampeas
JTA
August 18, 2009
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Robert Novak, the conservative columnist whose scoops broke many a career, made his reputation as a journalist by being unafraid to attack his ideological brethren.

The same dynamic underlay the contentious and at times ugly relationship he had with fellow Jews.

Novak died Tuesday in Washington after an extended struggle with brain cancer. He was 78.

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But it was an effort to defend the Iraq invasion that almost railroaded Novak’s career: He was the first to publish the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame, as part of the Bush administration’s retaliatory campaign against her huband, Iraq War critic Joseph Wilson. Novak’s role in the affair contributed to the end of his long CNN career.

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Novak’s attacks on the pro-Israel community repeatedly veered into the conspiratorial; he helped purvey the notion that the Iraq War was fought in Israel’s interest. He also was a rare mainstream voice endorsing the widely rejected claim that Israeli forces had intentionally attacked a U.S. naval ship in the Mediterranean Sea during the Six-Day War in 1967.

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Bob Novak dies of cancer — and his right-wing pals rush to lie about his role in the Plame case

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David Shuster: New Evidence in CIA Leak Case

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David Shuster reporting on new information involving Dick Cheney in the CIA leak case. Shuster fails to state that this reporting came from Murray Waas.

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CIA Leak Case

Ivins Responsible For Plame Outing And Hurricane Katrina

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by R J Shulman
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Robert’s blog post

Aug 5, 2008

Ivins Not Only Anthrax Attacker, But Outed Valarie Plame And Fired US District Attorneys

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that Bruce Ivins, who committed suicide last Friday was responsible not only for distributing the anthrax that killed five people shortly after the 9-11 attacks, but was responsible for other major misdeeds.

“We learned from his psychologist that he was a narcissistic, ex-drug addict-sociopath who blamed others for his incompetence,” said Attorney General Michael Mukasey. “I am not talking about the President of course, but about Ivins who clearly was the one who sent the anthrax through the mail even though we were sure at first it was Al Qaeda and then that Steven Hatfill guy.” Hatfill recently won a $5.8 million dollar lawsuit against the government for being falsely accused of mailing the anthrax.

“I am glad we finally caught up with the terrorist killer,” said President Bush, “although I liked it when we planned at first for Al Qaeda to be the pet scapegoat who anthraxed those people to death.”

“Case closed,” said Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, “we would like to explain to the American people just why he targeted Senators Lahey and Daschle the only two Democrats who could have stopped the passage of the Patriot Act, but due to national security we can’t discuss it further.”

Chertoff did announce that they have proof Ivins was the source of the leak of Valerie Plame’s identity. “Karl Rove and Scooter Libby were innocent. Ivins exposed Plame’s identity,” Chertoff said. “A search of Ivins’ home revealed that he was not only responsible for the questionable firing of nine US District Attorneys, but deliberately led us into the Iraq war with lies about faulty intelligence.”

Ivins was found last Tuesday with his hands tied behind his back, a bullet in the back of the head and a suicide note that read, “I did everything that Cheney says I did, so good-bye cruel world.”

“It’s a shame that the secret details of the Hurricane Katrina debacle, the massive mortgage crisis, our failed energy policies, the total mishandling of the economy and every other possible mistake of the Bush Administration have now gone to the grave with Bruce Ivins,” said Presidential Press Secretary Dana Perino. However, the Post Times Sun Dispatch learned that Ivins was not going to the grave as originally planned. His body was immediately cremated along with the contents of his home as instructed by another note found near Ivins’ body.

A Totally Lawless Regime By Paul Craig Roberts

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By Paul Craig Roberts
06/22/08 “ICH”

Think about this question: In the 21st century what regime is more lawless than the Bush Regime?

Everyone is entitled to his own answer. The only answer I can come up with is the Zimbabwe regime of Robert Mugabe. Voted out of power in the last election, the great man hasn’t left. Zimbabweans are going to have to vote again, and the great man has said that any vote that is not for him will be cancelled by a bullet.

Does anyone remember how determined the British and the Americans and everyone else was to turn Rhodesia over to Mugabe in order to save Rhodesia from the evil Ian Smith? What a fool everyone was.

But before we laugh at those fools, we had best laugh at ourselves, or cry.

It is now an incontrovertible fact, known all over the world, that George W. Bush and his regime’s operatives lied through their teeth in order to launch wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq, and that the Bush regime is doing the same thing again in hopes of launching an attack on Iran.

There have been a number of memoirs from high ranking Bush appointees who cannot stand all the lies. Bush’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Paul O’Neill, told us that an invasion of Iraq was on the agenda prior to 9/11. There is the leaked Downing Street Memo in which the head of British Intelligence told the British Prime Minister and his cabinet that the Americans have decided to attack Iraq and are creating the “intelligence” to justify the attack.

And now we have the White House’s own spokesman from 2003-2006, Scot McClellen, ratifying what we already knew, that President Bush deceived us and led us into war based entirely on lies and fabrications, and that he, Scott McClellen, was deceived into issuing a false public denial that top Cheney aide Scooter Libby and White House operative Karl Rove were involved in committing a felony under US law by revealing the identity of a covert CIA operative, Valerie Plame.

As a consequence of Bush’s lies, there are a million dead Iraqis, mostly women and children, and four million displaced Iraqis, 4,100 dead American soldiers and tens of thousands of seriously wounded. No one knows how many dead in Afghanistan. And there is the ongoing Israeli slaughter of Palestinians and Lebanese that has fallen under the rubric of the “war on terror.”

The only ones pleased with these wars are the American neoconservatives, the Israeli right-wing, the US corporate military-security complex, and Osama bin Laden.

The Bush regime has created enormous hatred and disrespect for the United States. A recent world wide poll found that George W. Bush ranks at the bottom of world leaders as one of the least trusted along with US Pakistani puppet Musharraf and the Iranian president, Ahmadinejad, who has the disadvantage of being the victim of demonization by the US and European corporate-controlled media, which serve as ministries of propaganda for the governments that control their broadcast licenses. The American and European media lie for their living.

The two leaders with the highest approval rating are UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

So, the old adversary, Russia, now has a more respected leader than the “leader” of the Great Free Nation, a Great Free Nation that has sat on its hands while its “leader” destroyed America’s civil liberties, America’s reputation, the jobs of Americans, and committed the US to a course of war crimes punishable by the International Criminal Court at the Hague.

A number of readers took issue with my recent column, “Elect Obama or Fall Into Tyranny.” Echoing former Alabama Governor George Wallace, readers said Obama would make no difference. But that is what I wrote.

My point was not that Obama would make any difference, as he has put himself and his administration into the hands of Wall Street and the Israel Lobby. I said that the American people could make a difference by rejecting the Republicans, as it was the only accountability that the Republicans were likely to suffer.

If Americans return a Republican regime, Americans will validate the right of the president to violate with impunity US and international law. Americans will validate the use by the president of the United States of deception and lies in order to initiate wars of aggression, aggression that is a war crime under the Nuremburg standard established by the US. Americans will validate the infringement of US civil liberties in the name of “safety” and “national security.” Americans will disembowel the US Constitution and leave themselves at the total mercy of the government.

Reelecting Republicans means the end of the United States as a land of liberty.

I am sympathetic to the argument that we, as a country of liberty, are near our end regardless. Look at the Democrats. Today, June 20, the House of Representatives, which the voters gave to the Democrats in the 2006 congressional elections in order to end the pointless barbarity that the US has brought to Iraq, voted the largest war-spending bill ever. The “antiwar” Democrats completely collapsed, giving the warmonger Brownshirt Republican regime everything it wanted.

The House Democrats, led by “impeachment-is-off-the-table” Nancy Pelosi, added to the Democratic Party’s shame by passing today, June 20, a bill that shields from punishment the criminal Bush regime and the telecommunications corporations that the Bush regime coerced into committing felonies under US law by cooperating in Bush’s illegal spying on American citizens.

The great hope of the Founding Fathers, the people’s house, the House of Representatives, has passed an unconstitutional retroactive law making acts legal which were illegal when they were committed.

If a Democratic House of Representatives will pass a retroactive law in order to legalize the criminal violations of a Republican regime, the same House will pass a retroactive law making illegal what you did legally yesterday. No one is any longer safe in America. By abandoning the US Constitution, Republicans and Democrats have made America as potentially unsafe as Zimbabwe for anyone who takes exception to the government.

The total collapse of the Democratic Party and the House of Representatives signals the end of liberty and democracy in America. Henceforth, led by the Republican Federalist Society, we will gravitate toward the beautiful regime of “energy in the executive” that has been achieved in Zimbabwe by Robert Mugabe.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, an assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury during the Reagan Administration, is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.

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Wexler Questions McClellan in House Judiciary Ctte; Calls for Impeachment of VP

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Wexler Questions former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan in House Judiciary Committee on June 20, 2008.

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Scott McClellan Before House Judiciary + Conyers’ & Nadler’s Questions

Gore Vidal’s Article of Impeachment (+ audio)

Support Rep. Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment + video (take action)

Dennis Kucinich Documents Grounds for Impeachment of Bush & Cheney (4 hours)

Kucinich introduces Bush impeachment resolution + videos + transcript

Impeach

Scott McClellan Before House Judiciary + Conyers’ & Nadler’s Questions

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June 20, 2008

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Rep. Conyers (D-MI) opening statement at the testimony of Scott McClellan

Rep. Nadler’s Questions for Scott McClellan

Rep. Conyers’ Questions to Scott McClellan

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Bruce Fein: McClellan, Impeachment and Congress

Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment 11-17 + 19

McClellan

CIA Leak Case

CIA Leak/Plame Case

Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment 11-17 + 19

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Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment 11

Article XI

ESTABLISHMENT OF PERMANENT U.S. MILITARY BASES IN IRAQ

Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment 12 (12, 13)

Article XII

INITIATING A WAR AGAINST IRAQ FOR CONTROL OF THAT NATION’S NATURAL RESOURCES

ARTICLE XIII

CREATING A SECRET TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP ENERGY AND MILITARY POLICIES WITH RESPECT TO IRAQ AND OTHER COUNTRIES

Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment 13. (14, 15)

Article XIV

MISPRISION OF A FELONY, MISUSE AND EXPOSURE OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN THE MATTER OF VALERIE PLAME WILSON, CLANDESTINE AGENT OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Article XV

PROVIDING IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION FOR CRIMINAL CONTRACTORS IN IRAQ

Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment 14. (16)

Article XVI

RECKLESS MISSPENDING AND WASTE OF US TAX DOLLARS IN CONNECTION WITH IRAQ CONTRACTORS

Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment 15. (17)

Article XVII

ILLEGAL DETENTION: DETAINING INDEFINITELY AND WITHOUT CHARGE PERSONS BOTH U.S. CITIZENS AND FOREIGN CAPTIVES

Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment 16. (19)

ARTICLE XIX

RENDITION: KIDNAPPING PEOPLE AND TAKING THEM AGAINST THEIR WILL TO “BLACK SITES” LOCATED IN OTHER NATIONS, INCLUDING NATIONS KNOWN TO PRACTICE TORTURE

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Kucinich Reads Impeachment Articles 33, 18 + 20

Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment 30, 31 + 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Senator says ‘no’ to impeachment (video)

Gore Vidal’s Article of Impeachment

Support Rep. Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment + video (take action)

Dennis Kucinich Documents Grounds for Impeachment of Bush & Cheney (4 hours)

Kucinich introduces Bush impeachment resolution + videos + transcript

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Countdown: Out Of Gas + Fox Slime + McCain Caught Lying + McClellan To Testify + Moyers

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6-9-08

Out Of Gas/Economy Stupid

With gas over 4.00 a gal., McCain and his oil buddy’s Bush and Darth Dick started out at 1.47 a Gal. and now over 4.00 a gal.

Fox Slime’s Obama Again

The Phony Fox News Tramp E.D. Hill continues to slime Obama and She looks real Stupid doing It.

McCain Caught Lying On Tape

McCbush gets caught lying to the media on tape. McSenial is really senial.

Scott McClellan To Testify To Congress

Scott will testify to congress on June 20th 2008 about the Bush Admin.

[Moyers goes after Fox Reporter/Ambusher]

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The Video Bill O’Reilly Doesn’t Want You To See!

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McClellan to testify before House in CIA leak case

Bill Moyers Takes on Fox News Producer

McClellan to testify before House in CIA leak case

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Tuesday June 10, 4:58 AM

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h/t: CLG

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Countdown: McClellan Interview

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May 29, 2008

McClellan Interview

John Dean Interview

John Dean gives his perspective on the Scott McClellan interview.

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McClellan Book: Nothing New

Scott McClellan’s first interview! (vids)

Bush’s new book: It’s all McClellan’s fault (satire)

White House Puzzled Over McClellan Book: We Taught Him To Lie, Now He’s Forgotten How

Countdown: Excerpts from McClellan’s Book + Candy-Gramm for McCain

Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq