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Nato and the US government continue their not so covert war against Syria

NATO says plans in place to defend Turkey from Syrian attacks so goes the corporate reporting of the US instigated war on the Syrian government. The phrasing of this report is all bullshit because Syria is not attacking Turkey but rather defending itself from attacks launched against itself from Turkish territory with the full complicity and aid of the US, Nato, and Turkey itself. But the US press knows that is readers are none too bright, so away flies the insipidly stupid formulation of this pro- more war for all of us, propaganda.

NATO is training the new police force in counter-revolutionary Libya

Turkey, a member of NATO, is now training the new police force in LIbya for the new counter revolutionary government the US and NATO have established there. 'A total of 817 Libyan police academy students arrived in Istanbul last week to train at the Adile Sadullah Mermerci Police Centre, where they will spend seven and a half months before returning to home to take up police duties.' Turkey Boosts Role in Libya by Training Police.

Do as we say and not as we do? -D.C. slaughters civilians in Afghanistan even as it lectures Assad of Syria

There is nothing more sickening than Hillary and Barack lecturing others about their supposed slaughter of civilians even as they slaughter them themselves in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Afghan leader: NATO airstrike killed 18 civilians ___Just who are Clinton and Obama to be lecturing Assad of Syria about anything involving Human Rights?

Russia and China reject the US-Israeli-Western European push for war against Iran and Syria

The propaganda is now flowing full time, all designed to convince the US and European populations that a war against Syria and Iran is a necessary imperialist intervention. BUT IT IS NOT, and Russia and China are blocking the geo-political attack of the US Empire against them, by way of the US fomenting war against Syria and Iran as well. Vladimir Putin's spokesman has said Russia is not considering changing its stance on Syria and that any attempts to apply pressure on Moscow are "hardly appropriate". 34031

For suppression of NATO protest voice, Obama campaign HQ salutes Chicago Police Department

OCCUPIED CHICAGO- President Obama got last weekend's protest message loud and clear, he's lost that voter to antiwar favorite Vermin Supreme. A week after the NATO Summit, his Democratic Party headquarters in the Prudential Building leaves the office lights on for the law enforcement vote. Or was it to compensate for Mayor Rahm Emanuel stiffing the CPD on their overtime pay for quelling popular dissent at the summit?

NATO troops led by US forces kill 6 more kids

Even while imperialists are screaming that Assad, head of the Syrian government, is a child murderer, Obama's forces are killing kids in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Pakistan. Here's the latest... Afghan authorities: NATO air strike kills eight civilians May 27, 2012 | 4:12 am

Birds Egg Blue v Black, police brutality colors from Selma ’65 to Chicago 2012

OCCUPIED CHICAGO- That sea of light blue helmets protecting the NATO summit in Chicago last weekend may be a novel visual to those accustomed to police state armor black, but that's because most 60s era news images were black & white. Color photos from Life Magazine remind us that light blue was the team color of the Alabama state troopers who brutalized the Civil Rights marchers trying to march from Selma to Montgomery.

The Occupy Movement highlights opposing NATO in its coming protest

NATO, like the United Nations itself, has become nothing more than a military appendage to the Pentagon and D.C.'s imperialist foreign policies. As such, it is a wide open gullet where our tax monies are fed to promote continuous warfare around the globe. The Occupy Movement is 100% right to make NATO the central target for its next protest against the 1% Establishment. Occupy Chicago NATO Week of Actions Preview

Spinning US atrocities, words matter: shooting sprees & shopping rampages

Headlines about Sunday's midnight massacre in Kandahar transformed quickly from NATO FORCES RAID to become LONE GUNMAN KILLS 16, as the attributed sources shifted from Afghan locals on the scene to US military spokesmen. One might argue it's in the interest of national security to attribute the murders in Balandi and Alkozai to a solitary stalker, to tamp the swelling anger of the Afghan populace, but what's the truth? Making a rare concession, the NYT has revised its headline a 3rd time to read LONE SOLDIER SAID TO BE KILLER OF 16 AFGHANS, and the BBC puts "ACTED ALONE" in quotes. (UPDATE: AP adds "allegedly" and LA Times "apparently")   Pundits stroke our soldiers' egos by asking could one special forces soldier alone kill so many (?!), but more difficult to imagine is how a rogue fighter can equip himself and pass through multiple security defenses unobserved. Also doubtful is how and why a stealth assassin would burn the victims' bodies as he moved about. Easier to believe is that damage control decided it best that one man take the fall for his comrades, God and country, probably the one too drunk to object.

Visit Chicago for mirth and adventure

MoveOn wants to mobilize the world's largest nonviolence movement, calling on the 99% to teach-in itself in time for their American Spring. That's certain to sound more palatable to America's unbaptized middle-roaders, than the invitation above, invoking the reception likely awaiting protesters who plan to converge on Chicago in May. The G8 has been relocated to Camp David, but the larger NATO summit is still scheduled to warrant a two mile wide security perimeter around downtown Chicago. What does this poster communicate to you? I'm guessing the menacing image wasn't chosen at random, it says to me the unadventurous need not apply.

Oops, troops don’t get memo, kill kids

SUNDAY- Drunken US soldiers kill 16 Afghanistan civilians, nine of them children. The US military is claiming the massacre was the work of one soldier who "wandered" inside homes in Kandahar's Panjwayi district, but witnesses report it was a squad who laughed as they shot the families and tried to burn the bodies. US Army defenders might argue mouths agape that it doesn't make sense, what would US NATO forces accomplish by doing that? State terrorism is no accident. Whether by directive, unleashing berserkers, or enlisting young men with mental deficiencies, TROOPS KILL KIDS.   For our remedial readers I'll note that Tony and I are under fire for raising that point at an Occupy GA. What's the vigilante posse got to say about the US soldiers in the village of Zangabad? Just part of the ugly job of war? Happens everyday? Yes it does.

NATO troops kill 8 children in Afghanistan

How long will the US and European populations sit back passively allowing their governments' troops to kill children repeatedly in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere in Asia and Africa? Here is the latest atrocity by US/ NATO troops... NATO airstrike killed eight children: Karzai

Occupy Wall Street mentor Adbusters issues latest tactical briefing. Chicago. May. Occupy.

Vancouver's Adbusters Magazine sent the initial callouts to occupy Wall Street, to be the natural successor to unfinished revolutions in Tahrir Square and Madrid. Quickly enough it escaped their grasp. Adusters has issued two dozen "Tactical Briefings" since before September 17 to advise the growing rebellion, to be interpreted coming from a valued mentor, albeit an outsider, technically now, a non-occupier. The distinction was never more obvious than when one of their briefings advised striking the camps and waiting out the winter. But their briefing #25 offers more than retreat, it sets OWS sights on the joint NATO-G8 summit to be held in Chicago this May, against which very large demonstrations are already being planned. No specific advice on the other hand for local occupies, wisely perhaps, where tacticians can add no more to the strategy than hold your ground, by definition, occupy. 30167

Execution of anti-Western al-Gaddafi suggests he wasn’t strongman enough

I know very little about the dark side of Colonel Gaddafi. I've never seen him outside the filter of Western media. For all I know he emptied baby incubators, hid WMDs and ran rape camps. He wasn't responsible for Lockerbie, the CIA knows that much. The deposed leader's execution yesterday was nothing to celebrate. It was sad, brutal and shrouded in mystery. Hugo Chavez hailed Gaddafi as a fallen hero, and I've never had occasion to disagree with Chavez. Nor have I ever taken issue with George Galloway and he hated Gaddafi. Probably the aging revolutionary was both heroic and corrupt, eccentric and lunatic. Gaddafi was the most powerful protector of Africa, and the only leader to have apologized for Arab role in African slave trade. Naturally he had to be booted from the club. 28700

Chicago G8 protest planners offer city guarantees of usual ineffectual actions

Organizers meeting today to plan against next year's G8 summit in Chicago hit the ground running --backward. On Friday a spokesperson for one of the coalition partners offered this assurance to the Chicago Tribune: “Our goal is a legal, permitted, family friendly march where people can come and have their voices heard in a safe environment.” Interesting. The objective of successful past anti-globalization protests has been no less than to shut the undemocratic summits down. 27093

The US Special Forces as a lily-white military career, a post-mortem survey

The US Department of Defense finally released the list of US soldiers killed on the NATO MH-47 Chinook helicopter downed in Afghanistan. Median age was in high 30s, which is unsurprising for highly trained Special Ops, but isn't it interesting that the usual disproportionate percentage of Americans of Color as cannon fodder (see casualty figures) doesn't extend to the higher-paid military career jobs?   Huge props of course to African Americans who decide against being career hitmen. And let's not neglect the exclusively white composition of the Abu Ghraib snap shot perps, and the docket, however sparse, of other US soldiers accused of war crimes.

“Red Dawn” a classic? Gag me…

I was researching why (I already know, just looking for confirmation) this piece of cinematic sewage keeps replaying on certain channels.To drum up war business of course. But I came across a review on a Right Wing website that the "classic" Red Dawn and Extreme Prejudice and a couple of other Death-Porn flicks by the same production company only show on "conservative" Cable channels and no MSM channel would touch them. "Lefty Censorship". How about this scenario instead? They sucked when they first came out and they've been sucking ever since. Assassination and "Kill Immigrant" flicks belong in the same genre as the "Six Days in Fallujah" and "Call of Duty" porn games where the players or viewers get to masturbate to images of people being murdered. "Red Dawn" and "Extreme Prejudice" were made to bolster the Reagan/Bush Administrations' use of the Murdering Contra Mercenary Terrorists against the People of Nicaragua. Meanwhile REAL soldiers gave me this review of it, back then... 22159

US vexed Swiss will support peace not peacekeeping or peace enforcement

In a Dec 2, 2008 diplomatic cable released by Aftenposten, the US ambassador to Switzerland reports that US-Swiss relations "lack the natural intimacy and trust" because, he laments:   "U.S. and Swiss soldiers never fought side-by-side in a war, no Swiss town felt an emotional bond to the U.S. for a past liberation or economic assistance program," which creates the vexing obstacle that the Swiss Army won't lend their knives to NATO or other USG non-multilateral projects:   "The Swiss military is limited by law to participating only in peace support operations (PSOs) -- as opposed to peacekeeping or peace enforcement --" I'll interrupt here to highlight the distinction which the historically-neutral, tri-lingual, direct-democracy Swiss nation makes, perhaps like the Inuit and their fabled hundred words for snow. Americans are sold only one kind of peace, which has to be kept and enforced. We have only one word for peace and it's not peace.

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