Archive for the ‘Warfare – Asymmetrical/Cloak & Dagger/Covert Action’ Category

bitcoin-bullets
Source: Forbes

As Bitcoin becomes an increasingly popular form of digital cash, the cryptocurrency is being accepted in exchange for everything from socks to sushi to heroin. If one anarchist has his way, it’ll soon be used to buy murder, too. (more…)

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CygBy: Cygnus

What many would assume is a prevalent “urban legend” in 20th Century America continues to surface again and again; even some 60 years after it rooted itself permanently in the psyche of the United States: Mind Control.  It might seem ridiculous to believe such a thing is scientifically possible…but is it ridiculous? Documents unearthed in the 1970s say it isn’t. What, then, do you suppose we should make of this police report involving a man who murdered 12 people inside the Washington Naval Yard on Monday, September 16, 2013?

A newly surfaced police report describes Washington Naval Yard shooting suspect Aaron Alexis complaining that people were following him and talking to him with “some sort of microwave machine”.  The report is dated August 07, 2013, just over one month before the date of the shooting.  (more…)

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Source: The Economic Collapse Blog

As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve, it is absolutely imperative that we get the American people to understand that the Fed is at the very heart of our economic problems.  It is a system of money that was created by the bankers and that operates for the benefit of the bankers.  The American people like to think that we have a “democratic system”, but there is nothing “democratic” about the Federal Reserve.  Unelected, unaccountable central planners from a private central bank run our financial system and manage our economy.  There is a reason why financial markets respond with a yawn when Barack Obama says something about the economy, but they swing wildly whenever Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke opens his mouth.  The Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does by a huge margin.  The Fed is the biggest Ponzi scheme in the history of the world, and if the American people truly understood how it really works, they would be screaming for it to be abolished immediately.  The following are 25 fast facts about the Federal Reserve that everyone should know… (more…)

Sources: Activist Post / The Daily Sheeple / The Corbett Report

A lesson in false flags…the history your kids won’t be taught at school. We all know that schools in the US discourage independent thought and the asking of questions. This is the design of the US education system today. It doesn’t matter if the facts are correct, just don’t question the party line!

James Corbett of The Corbett Report takes the viewer on a whirlwind tour of false flag history, from the Gleiwitz incident and the Lavon affair to Operation Northwoods and 9/11.

Full Transcript and Sources: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=7980

 

 

20_drughabbitCygBy: Cygnus

 

In present day ‘civilization’, the toxic result of the persistent influence of vice and violence manifests itself in daily life. It appears in ways that wouldn’t typically register as direct results of these influences. However, when you stand back and look at the big picture, you can clearly see the societal decay that most people are blind to, usually inducing them to ask the question: “What the hell is wrong with people today?”

For as long as Western Society has existed, there too has existed a trade in drugs.  The reasons for this trade have varied, but the traditional justification has always been profit. The demand was always high to get high; traders crossed deserts and oceans to peddle these profitable items. When a morality finally evolved around addiction to and use of drugs, the culture surrounding the trade, use and enjoyment of these substances was already deeply imbedded from the sewers to the senate. Many of this countries leadership come from families who were long involved in overseas trade in the early years of our nation and remember the profitability of narcotics in those days. (more…)

Source: RT

The US State Department’s travel alert and closure of more than 20 US embassies in Muslim countries are the result of a failure of US policy in the Arab world, and indicate how powerful Al-Qaeda has become there, author and historian Gerald Horne told RT.

Washington on Friday urged US travelers to take extra precautions due to the “continued potential for terrorist attacks” in the Middle East and North Africa. The alert, which warned of Al-Qaeda activity “possibly occurring and emanating from the Arabian Peninsula,” is applicable until at least August 31.

More than 20 US embassies and consulates have been temporarily closed in Muslim countries due to a “specific threat,” while the “increased threat” of Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks has prompted the UK and Germany to shut down their embassies in Yemen.

The global terror scares clearly show that the US policy in Middle East and North Africa has backfired, says Horne, who is Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, Texas.

RT:With 21 embassies closing it doesn’t appear that the threat is that specific. What could we be talking about here?

Gerald Horne: Recall September 11, 2012, when the US Consulate in Benghazi, including US Ambassador Chris Stevens, were subjected to attack. Mr Stevens, as you recall, was killed. What this alert basically reflects is that US policy in that part of the world has backfired. For example, in Syria, the United States has encouraged, if not supported, a war against the Damascus-based regime of [President Bashar] Assad. This has involved a number of US nationals and European nationals going into Syria to fight with the so-called jihadists. This is giving a shot in the arm to Al-Qaeda backed forces, such as the al-Nusra Front in Syria, which is tied to Al-Qaeda in Iraq… In the last month [they] have been engaged in a spate of car bombings in Baghdad and the surrounding region. So it seems to me that the State Department alert reflects a failure of US policy.

RT:And this is indicative of how powerful Al-Qaeda has become?

GH: Absolutely. The rumors about Al-Qaeda’s death have been greatly exaggerated. It is not only the fact that you have the US collaborating with the so-called Islamists in 2011 to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi in Libya. It is the fact that those Islamists then spread their tentacles into neighboring Algeria, where there was an attack on an energy installation a few months ago, and into neighboring Niger, where the so-called Islamists attacked a uranium facility leading to a number of deaths. And into neighboring Mali where they took over basically Northern Mali before being expelled by the French forces. All this is a direct outgrowth, and a direct result of a failed US policy.

RT:What are the consequences of these embassies being shut? Could they be closed for a longer period – beyond Sunday?

GH: It is unclear how long these embassies and consulates will be closed down. But August is the month when US nationals, generally speaking, take vacations – and many of them take vacations and tours in that part of the world. Now with US embassies and consulates basically shuttered, this means that if they encounter any difficulties abroad they will not be able to go to their taxpayer-supported embassies and consulates to get assistance.

RT:Apart from embassies, what else or who else could be a target?

GH: Well, I am afraid to say, there might even be attacks, let’s hope not on the US mainland. I recall when there was a similar alert a few years ago, you had armed guards with machine guns in the Los Angeles airport, for example, because they were expecting some kind of attack. Obviously there are all sorts of US corporate facilities in that region that could be subjected to attack. It is a very dangerous turn of events.

RT:Is this a sign that US intelligence is actually working?

GH: Well, we’ll know within days or weeks. I don’t think so. Despite the drones, and the National Security Agency which monitors the Internet and bugs telephone calls, it is still astonishing how much the US intelligence agencies do not know about those who are plotting against US interests.

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its “widest-reaching” system for developing intelligence from the internet.

The latest revelations will add to the intense public and congressional debate around the extent of NSA surveillance programs. They come as senior intelligence officials testify to the Senate judiciary committee on Wednesday, releasing classified documents in response to the Guardian’s earlier stories on bulk collection of phone records and Fisa surveillance court oversight.

The files shed light on one of Snowden’s most controversial statements, made in his first video interview published by the Guardian on June 10.

“I, sitting at my desk,” said Snowden, could “wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email”.

US officials vehemently denied this specific claim. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, said of Snowden’s assertion: “He’s lying. It’s impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do.”

But training materials for XKeyscore detail how analysts can use it and other systems to mine enormous agency databases by filling in a simple on-screen form giving only a broad justification for the search. The request is not reviewed by a court or any NSA personnel before it is processed. (more…)

Source: Washington Blog

CNN Breaks the Benghazi Story Wide Open: The Bi-Partisan Cover Up is Unraveling

We’ve extensively documented that the bigger story behind the murder of ambassador Chris Stevens at the Benghazi embassy in Libya is that the embassy was the center of U.S. efforts to arm jihadis in Syria who are trying to topple the Syrian government.

We’ve also noted that this is not a partisan issue … both parties greenlighted regime change in Syria years ago, and both parties have tried to cover up what was really going on in Benghazi.

CNN just broke this story wide open:

CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.

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Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. (more…)

Source:  Blessed Is Truth

According to several Yemeni-based local newspapers, US Senator John McCain, who briefly visited Yemen earlier this week to offer his support to the coalition government and discuss political and security developments is rumored to have directly urged President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi to facilitate the transfer of Jihadists to Syria.

As the Free Syrian Army is struggling to secure its advances against Syrian President Bashar al-Assas, whose lists of supporters while thin remains mighty in military might, Washington and its allies in the region are said to be looking at ways to swell the ranks of the opposition by allowing foreign fighters to enroll against Assad regime. (more…)

Story By Alex Constantine
Photos by David Burnett

The following article originally appeared in the February 2002 issue of HIGH TIMES Magazine

Marley knew the drill – in Jamaica, at the height of his success, when music and politics were still one, before the fog of censorship rolled into the island, old wounds were opened by a wave of destabilization politics. Stories appeared in the local, regional and international press downsizing the achievements of the quasi-socialist Jamaican government under Prime Minister Michael Manley. In the late 1970s, the island was flooded with cheap guns, heroin, cocaine, right-wing propaganda, death squad rule and, as Grenada’s Prime Minister Maurice Bishop described it three years later, the CIA’s “pernicious attempts [to] wreck the economy.”

“Destabilization,” Bishop told the emergent New Jewel Party, “is the name given the most recently developed method of controlling and exploiting the lives and resources of a country and its people by a bigger and more powerful country through bullying, intimidation and violence.”

In response to the fascistic machinations of the CIA, Marley wove his lyrics into a revolutionary crucifix to ward off the cloak-and-dagger “vampires” descending upon the island. June 1976: Then-Governor-General Florizel Glasspole placed Jamaica under martial law to stanch the bloody pre-election violence. Prime Minister Manley’s People’s National Party asked the Wailers to play at the Smile Jamaica concert in December. Despite the rising political mayhem, Marley agreed to perform. (more…)