B) bring freedom and security to those repressed who wish a democratic free country,
C) to replace tyrants against their own people
D) and rid the world of Weapons of Mass Destruction, (whether you really have ’em or not)
“The history of American overthrows can be divided into three parts’, writes Mr. Kinzer. “First came the imperial phase, when Americans deposed regimes more or less openly. The Spanish-American War was fought in full view when President Taft announced exactly what he was doing when he moved to overthrow governments of Nicaragua and Honduras. After WWII, American Presidents found a new way to overthrow foreign governments. They could not simply demand regime change by force because of the new Superpower of the U.S.S.R.
Bradley Manning: ‘Sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society’…
In Around the web on August 22, 2013 at 6:48 am
From BRADLEY MANNING
Pfc. Bradley Manning as read by David Coombs at a press conference on Wednesday following the announcement of his 35-year prison sentence by a military court:
The decisions that I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in. Since the tragic events of 9/11, our country has been at war. We’ve been at war with an enemy that chooses not to meet us on as Manning invoked that late Howard Zinn, quoting, “There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”ny traditional battlefield, and due to this fact we’ve had to alter our methods of combating the risks posed to us and our way of life.
I initially agreed with these methods and chose to volunteer to help defend my country. It was not until I was in Iraq and reading secret military reports on a daily basis that I started to question the morality of what we were doing. It was at this time I realized in our efforts to meet this risk posed to us by the enemy, we have forgotten our humanity. We consciously elected to devalue human life both in Iraq and Afghanistan. When we engaged those that we perceived were the enemy, we sometimes killed innocent civilians. Whenever we killed innocent civilians, instead of accepting responsibility for our conduct, we elected to hide behind the veil of national security and classified information in order to avoid any public accountability.
In our zeal to kill the enemy, we internally debated the definition of torture. We held individuals at Guantanamo for years without due process. We inexplicably turned a blind eye to torture and executions by the Iraqi government. And we stomached countless other acts in the name of our war on terror.
Patriotism is often the cry extolled when morally questionable acts are advocated by those in power. When these cries of patriotism drown our any logically based intentions [unclear], it is usually an American soldier that is ordered to carry out some ill-conceived mission.
Our nation has had similar dark moments for the virtues of democracy—the Trail of Tears, the Dred Scott decision, McCarthyism, the Japanese-American internment camps—to name a few. I am confident that many of our actions since 9/11 will one day be viewed in a similar light.
As the late Howard Zinn once said, “There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”
I understand that my actions violated the law, and I regret if my actions hurt anyone or harmed the United States. It was never my intention to hurt anyone. I only wanted to help people. When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.
If you deny my request for a pardon, I will serve my time knowing that sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society. I will gladly pay that price if it means we could have country that is truly conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all women and men are created equal.
“The military coup that overthrew Mosaddeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of US foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government,” reads a previously excised section of an internal CIA history titled The Battle for Iran.”
It was really quite amazing to read in print, in the NY Times no less, the ‘News of Record’, the disclosure of a well known fact that the CIA in 1953 brutally initiated. at the request of England, to lead a coup to take out a democratically elected and well loved politician of another country. His crime? He nationalized the oil in his country that British Petroleum had had on his country since 1913. Dr. Mohammed Mossaddeq, a Paris and Swiss educated lawyer, was more than willing to share profits with BP, it’s just that BP didn’t want anyone cutting in on their profit margins.
The operation was so successful, with the complete assistance and knowledge of our nations President’s Roosevelt and Truman that it spawned the Overthrow R Us operations being used throughout the Middle East and Latin America through the 1960’s to today killing millions and destroying democracies globally.
After the Eisenhower administration had entered office in early 1953, the United States and the United Kingdom agreed to work together toward Mosaddegh’s removal and began to publicly denounce Mosaddegh’s policies for Iran as harmful to the country. In March 1953, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles directed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which was headed by his younger brother Allen Dulles, to draft plans to overthrow Mosaddegh. On 4 April 1953, Allen Dulles approved $1 million to be used “in any way that would bring about the fall of Mosaddegh”. Soon the CIA’s Tehran station started to launch a propaganda campaign against Mosaddegh. Finally, according to The New York Times, in early June, American and British intelligence officials met again, this time in Beirut, and put the finishing touches on the strategy. Soon afterward, according to his later published accounts, the chief of the CIA’s Near East and Africa division, Kermit Roosevelt, Jr. the grandson of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, arrived in Tehran to direct it.
In 2000, The New York Times made partial publication of a leaked CIA document titled Clandestine Service History – Overthrow of Premier Mosaddegh of Iran – November 1952-August 1953. This document describes the point-by-point planning of the coup by agent Donald Wilber, and execution conducted by the American and British governments. The New York Times published this critical document with the names omitted. The New York Times also limited its publication to scanned image (bitmap) format, rather than machine-readable text. This document was eventually published properly – in text form, and fully unexpurgated. The word blowback in the context of covert operations appeared for the very first time in this document.
The plot, known as Operation Ajax, centered on convincing Iran’s monarch to issue a decree to dismiss Mosaddegh from office, as he had attempted some months earlier. But the Shah was terrified to attempt such a dangerously unpopular and legally questionable move, and it would take much persuasion and many U.S. funded meetings, which included bribing his sister Ashraf with a mink coat and money, to successfully change his mind.
In August 1953, the Shah finally agreed to Mossadegh’s overthrow, after Roosevelt said that the United States would proceed with or without him, and formally dismissed the prime minister in a written decree, an act that had been made part of the constitution during the Constitution Assembly of 1949, convened under martial law, at which time the power of the monarchy was increased in various ways by the Shah himself.
As a precautionary measure, he flew to Baghdad and from there hid safely in Rome. He actually signed two decrees, one dismissing Mosaddegh and the other nominating the CIA’s choice, General Fazlollah Zahedi, as Prime Minister. These decrees, called Farmāns, were specifically written as dictated by Donald Wilber, the CIA architect of the plan, and were designed as a major part of Wilber’s strategy to give the impression of legitimacy to the secret coup, as can be read in the declassified plan itself, which bears his name. Wilber was later given a letter of commendation by Alan Dulles, CIA head, for his work. It too is now declassified, and appears in Wilber’s autobiography.
Soon, massive protests, engineered by Roosevelt’s team, took place across the city and elsewhere with tribesmen paid to be at the ready to assist the coup. Anti- and pro-monarchy protesters, both paid by Roosevelt, violently clashed in the streets, looting and burning mosques and newspapers, leaving almost 300 dead. The pro-monarchy leadership, chosen, hidden and finally unleashed at the right moment by the CIA team, led by retired army General and former Minister of Interior in Mosaddegh’s cabinet, Fazlollah Zahedi joined with underground figures such as the Rashidian brothers and local strongman Shaban Jafari, to gain the upper hand on 19 August 1953 (28 Mordad).
The military joined on cue: pro-Shah tank regiments stormed the capital and bombarded the prime minister’s official residence, on Roosevelt’s cue, according to his book. Dr. Mosaddegh managed to flee from the mob that set in to ransack his house, and, the following day, surrendered to General Zahedi, who was meanwhile set up by the CIA with makeshift headquarters at the Officers’ Club. Mosaddegh was arrested at the Officers’ Club and transferred to a military jail shortly after. On 22 August, the Shah returned from Rome.
Zahedi’s new government soon reached an agreement with foreign oil companies to form a consortium and “restore the flow of Iranian oil to world markets in substantial quantities”, giving the United States and Great Britain the lion’s share of Iran’s oil. In return, the US massively funded the Shah’s resulting government, including his army and secret police force, SAVAK, until the Shah’s overthrow in 1979.
As soon as the coup succeeded, many of Dr. Mosaddegh’s former associates and supporters were tried, imprisoned, and tortured. Some were sentenced to death and executed. The minister of foreign affairs and the closest associate of Dr. Mosaddegh, Hossein Fatemi, was executed by order of the Shah’s military court. The order was carried out by firing squad on October 29, 1953.
Shortly after the Shah’s return, Dr. Mosaddegh was tried for treason by the Shah’s military court. On 19 December 1953, defending himself against the treason charge, he said:
|“||Yes, my sin — my greater sin and even my greatest sin is that I nationalized Iran’s oil industry and discarded the system of political and economic exploitation by the world’s greatest empire. This at the cost to myself, my family; and at the risk of losing my life, my honor and my property. With God’s blessing and the will of the people, I fought this savage and dreadful system of international espionage and colonialism …. I am well aware that my fate must serve as an example in the future throughout the Middle East in breaking the chains of slavery and servitude to colonial interests.|
Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Yemen….. Iran again??
“The US still intends to deliver 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, even after the army toppled the Islamist president there. The news comes as White House is still not sure of how to label Morsi’s ousting, fostering anger among Egyptians.
Senior American officials confirm they aren’t putting on hold the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. It’s part of an earlier agreement to send 20 such planes to the Arab country. Cairo already received eight of them in January. Four more are to be supplied within the next several weeks, and the rest to be delivered by the end of the year.
“We don’t think it would be in the best interests of the United States to change the assistance program quickly or immediately,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.
Currently, US aid to Egypt is estimated at $1.5 billion annually, with the bigger part of the package – $1.3 billion – going to the armed forces. That makes Egypt one of the world’s largest recipients of US aid, which began flowing following the 1979 peace treaty with Israel. Washington has so far been reluctant to deem the Egyptian overhaul a ‘coup’ – since that would bar assistance to the volatile state – although President Obama says the aid program should be reviewed and Pentagon echoes the White House.
Obama and the Egyptian Massacre
While the Egyptian revolution inspired American workers, including mass protests against austerity in Wisconsin, Washington viewed it with fear and dismay. Obama backed the Mubarak regime to the bitter end, even as it murdered hundreds of protesters. His special envoy to Mubarak, Frank Wisner, stressed that Mubarak should “stay in office in order to steer those changes through.”
A striking difference of tone separated Obama’s speech on Martha’s Vineyard from the bellicose rhetoric his administration directed against Libya or Syria. In those countries—long targeted by Washington for regime change—the Obama administration and its accomplices in the petty-bourgeois “human rights” community declared that the risk that protesters might be killed by itself justified decisive action, including war.
In 2011 in Libya, Washington, London, Paris, and a horde of human rights activists insisted that everything had to be done to “prevent a massacre in Benghazi,” where opponents of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi had revolted. On this basis, they supported setting up “humanitarian corridors” and a no-fly zone in Libya. This led to a NATO war in which tens of thousands of people were killed, cities carpet-bombed, and Libya’s oil revenues seized by Western banks.
In Syria, reports that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime was “killing its own people” were used to justify a US policy of arming Islamist forces, including Al Qaeda and Syria’s MB, for a campaign to topple Assad.
The same political double-bookkeeping can be observed among the academic supporters of “humanitarian” war. Despite the Egyptian junta’s documented massacre in Cairo against its “own people,” they are not producing outraged newspaper columns, blog posts, or demands for war to oust the junta and impose a no-fly zone to ground its helicopters over Cairo.
The massacre of protesters in Cairo confirms again that US policy is not set by moral abstractions, but by a ruthless calculation of US imperialism’s geopolitical interests. Various “human rights” arguments served to manipulate public opinion and, with the assistance of a corrupt media establishment, secure the support of layers of the middle class for imperialist policies.
Masses of workers and youth must come to recognize the moral sermons of Obama for what they are: propaganda in the pursuit of imperialism’s geostrategic interests.
CAIRO— Hosni Mubarak was released from prison to house arrest on Thursday, Egyptian media showing images of the 85-year-old former autocrat smiling as he was wheeled on a gurney from a helicopter after his airlift from the penitentiary. Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison and private TV stations have shown footage of his arrival at a military hospital in a Cairo suburb where he will be held under house arrest. News of his release caused barely a ripple of reaction from a country still reeling in the violent struggle for power in the wake of his nearly 30-year rule
Sadly, U.S. media chose to downplay the coup calling it an ‘intervention’ or ‘act of the people’ when in fact it the military was used to further enflame the deep divisions of religions and bring about the Iluminati’s Agenda to bring ‘Order out of Chaos’ by pitting countrymen against each other causing what Naomi Kline has termed ‘Shock Doctrine’ where shadow government manipulators use manufactured crisis’ to insert NWO agenda’s and policies while the true benefactor of all the chaos is Egypt’s neighbor, Israel.
“….Do we see a return of the old Mubarak people? Yes, the old guard is back. The military has hijacked a serious protest movement and has used it for its own ends. That is all very clear if we look at the cabinet and at what politicians are saying.The military has always declared it didn’t plan to take on power in the long run. How credible is that? At the moment it’s not very credible. For the military the current way of things is very attractive. There’s a civilian government but all important decisions are under the control of the military.What exactly are the interests of the military?
The army is a military player and an economic one. It controls important parts of Egypt’s economy. The army people own a lot of property, they run shopping malls and have large investments in the tourist industry. Basically, an escalation of the situation is against the military’s interest. But right now, what’s dominating is the demonization of the Muslim Brotherhood, depicting the movement as a threat to national security.
Who is in power now that Morsi has been ousted?
The military. There is a civilian facade. A transitional president, a premier and an interior minister who all are fully behind the military and against the Muslim Brotherhood. And they are prepared to use force.
The current escalation with serious human rights violations threatens any form of pluralistic political life. We have to be worried that the military will limit all the political rights that people have achieved with their struggle.
Currently, the military believes it has the backing from the population. They will attempt to get rid of the Muslim Brotherhood in one massive blow. But for that they are prepared to use an incredible amount of violence against innocent people. That’s a strategy that no longer can work. It can’t work in the long run. There are just too many that have been mobilized for the Muslim Brotherhood’s cause. Maybe it’ll be possible to weaken the movement by using force. But that’ll have a high price: driving a gap in Egyptian society.”
Lieberman, McCain and Graham: See All Evil, Speak All Evil, Seek All Evil.
‘In early July, John McCain went on CBS’s Face the Nation saying that the U.S. should cut off aid to Egypt, which is a principled stand. McCain had good company: Libertarian Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham too. McCain and Graham made clear that this was a matter of principle. They wrote a long op-ed in calling for a cut-off of aid to Egypt in the Washington Post last month.
But then former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman said that he disagreed with McCain. And then AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby group, said in a letter that they opposed cutting off aid to Egypt.
Abracadabra. Just like that McCain and Graham completely changed their opinion and started spouting the AIPAC position. Both McCain and Graham even cited the letter from AIPAC opposing cutting off aid to Egypt in Senate debate. Just who runs Congress?? AIPAC or the American people?’
The question answers itself. Here’s the sequence of about faces….
60 Years Ago This Week…
August 23, 1963 Washington D.C. Capitol, ………..’I Have A Dream….’
“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment.
…… But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
….. I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”2
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
…And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
At the Links on Martha’s Vineyard..on his sixth and final round of golf that week…
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is back on the golf course, playing his sixth and final round before his summer vacation ends. The White House says Obama is playing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown. His partners are World Bank President Jim Kim, New York lawyer and Obama fundraiser Eunu Chun and aide Mike Brush. President Barack Obama prepares to tee off while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass. , on the island of Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP)Obama has spent all or part of his nine days on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, mostly keeping a low profile.
Sunday’s tee time was his sixth round of golf during the vacation. He also had a few date-night dinners out with the first lady before their daughters arrived late in the week.He spoke out publicly just once, to condemn violence in Egypt. Obama and his family were returning to the White House Sunday night.
The United States strongly condemns the steps (whoa boy not too strong of language there we are only talking of hundreds to a thousand innocent protestors murdered here.)
that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces. (in any other world this would be called a military coup)
We deplore violence against civilians (yet I will sit each Terror Tuesday in my White House and decide who gets droned and who doesn’t.)
We support universal rights essential to human dignity (yet torture, rendition and deny justice to courageous whistleblowers like Pvc Bradley Manning)
including the right to peaceful protest. (have you seen our ‘free speech zones of cyclone enclosures miles from the action in the U.S.??)
We oppose the pursuit of martial law (yet will stage false flags in our own country to initiate martial laws here)
which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom or that might makes right (says the Man leading the greatest purveyor of violence of any country, anywhere)
. And today the United States extends its condolences to the families or those who were killed (aka collateral damagers)
and those who were wounded (Obamacare coming to a neighborhood near ya soon folks…)
As a result, this morning we notified the Egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise, which was scheduled for next month. (As punishment, you don’t get to play with our new toys.)
Obama’s must see record since his 2nd term began
He can’t be remembered as the man who said that America was “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world,” because, arguably, America still is, and that issue has not been resolved.
GARY YOUNGE: Well, I guess the first thing to know is that it wasn’t as though most Americans at that time were in love with the speech, or even the March on Washington, that the March on Washington polls show was not a popular thing to be doing. Most white Americans certainly believed that the push to civil rights was moving too fast. And in that moment, civil rights as a concept, integration as a concept, was still somewhat controversial, and how America got there was not a foregone conclusion. And I think today the way the speech and the march is understand is wrapped in the flag and seen as one more example of American genius, when in fact it was a mass, multiracial, dissident—dissident act.
And just a couple of examples of things that took place around that time to show that people really—the powers that be really didn’t want this to happen, Kennedy tried to talk them out of the march. The march was policed like a military operation, literally—it was called Operation Steep Hill. And they had boxcars and helicopters ready to go. They stopped all elective surgery in Washington that weekend. They stopped the sale of alcohol, no baseball games, and said that the courts were going to run all night, thinking that there would be a large number of arrests, which there weren’t. But also, quite suddenly, on the day, the sound system had been tampered with by the Justice Department, and they had put a kill switch, because they feared that someone would take to the mic and call for mass insurrection—clearly not really listening to anything the civil rights leaders had been saying over the previous year. And if that were to take place, then the plan was to effect the kill switch, kill the mic and play a record of Mahalia Jackson singing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”
But here’s what I argue in the book, and here’s what I believe. I think there were two reasons why this speech became iconic. The first is that after ’63 King gets the Nobel Peace Prize, he’s the Man of the Year on Time, I think, but then his star begins to wane as he starts talking about class and poverty and government intervention to address issues of poverty. People say, “You know, you’re stepping off the reservation here. You stick to what you know, which is race and civil rights.” Then he starts to talk about Vietnam, and he opposes the Vietnam War, and after that, everything really gets tough for him. His unfavorability ratings, twice as many Americans have an unfavorable view of him than a favorable one. And if you think of how favorable African Americans viewed, then that’s a whole lot of white people at that time that really think he’s not a great guy. And then he’s assassinated.
He can’t be remembered as the man who said that America was “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world,” because, arguably, America still is, and that issue has not been resolved. They can’t remember him as the man who railed against poverty and for further government intervention, because we’re still having that argument. So, none of those things raise him above the fray; they actually insert him into it. But they can remember him as the man who gave the most eloquent articulation of this superb moral moment in America’s history, I argue the last great moral act that America has achieved which is still a consensus, which is the end of segregation. And the end of segregation, this is the speech—it doesn’t—it’s not the speech that ends segregation, but as Andrew Young said when I interviewed him for the book, he said, “Imagine somebody got in the Arab—in Egypt a couple years ago and managed, in a 15-minute speech, to articulate what the Arab Spring was all about.” Americans didn’t understand it. King explained it. And we have it to listen to. And that’s really part of his power.
Instant Classic: The New World Order Cookbook with Recipes used by Old School and New School alike
|Soros and CIA drug money is limitless! Pass it around!|
|“Feed the children!”|
Recruit your network of domestic traitors. Target intellectuals, academics, politicians, journalists, and, if possible, military men. Use bribery to target those who can be bought. Use blackmail to target those who have some stain in their private life.
If the target nation has large Labor Unions, corrupt labor bosses will be very happy to cooperate with you. Yankee dollars are king!
(Now you are ready to get cooking!)
Pick a catchy theme or color for your “revolution”. Examples include “Prague Spring”, “Velvet Revolution”, Saffron Revolution”, “Cedar Revolution”, “Rose Revolution”, “Orange Revolution”, “Green Revolution” or “Arab Spring”. It’s all about marketing baby!
Kick off your “revolution” with a “spontaneous protest”. Use your CIA agents and their controlled NGO idiots to make allegations of “human rights abuses”, or “government corruption” or “election fraud”. It doesn’t matter if the allegations are true or not. Just be passionate!
Roll out your “spontaneous” banners and protest signs, written in English. You are, afterall, trying to manipulate American policy makers and the gullibe American public.
Add in your wholly owned labor bosses, academics, and spoiled “Western wannabee” college brats. Turn up the heat on the target government. This will swell the ranks of the protestors to include malcontents, people with legitimate grievances, “bandwagon” types, and folks who are just bored and want something to do.
The major American and European media outlets will now assist you by portraying the uprising as a “popular” and “spontaneous” reaction to corruption / tyranny / voter fraud etc. Tell your agents not to laugh as the cameras are filming them.
Now that “the world is watching”, stage an incident. If you can manipulate some fanatic into setting himself on fire, do so! Otherwise, fake an atrocity, Use fake blood, fake tear gas, and photo shopped images. Make sure the “victim” is a woman! The international media, as well as your paid local propagandists, will run with the atrocity story. The destabilized target government will soon lose support among many of its own people!
Add in your violent agent provocatuers. Use them to FORCE the police into violent acts. This will embarass, intimidate, and destabilize the government to the point where it becomes delegitimized in the eyes of “the world community.”
Add in your traitor politicians and wait for the US, UN, & EU to “pressure” the “oppressive” target government into submission. The threat of economic sanctions, “no-fly zones”, bombing, or even an armed “rebel” uprising, should convince the government to either bend to your wishes, or to step down and call for new elections.
If “Color Revolution / Spring” should fail, then prepare for military action!
Middle East and North Africa
Board of Directors
U.S. Senator John McCain, Chairman
Richard S. Williamson, Vice Chairman
J. William Middendorf, II, Secretary – Treasurer
U.S. Representative Kay Granger
Janet Mullins Grissom
IRI Mission Statement…check out the buzzword used….
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, IRI advances freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, democratic governance and the rule of law.
With anonymous military personnel attending the protests, it may be a sign that this could have the hand of the International Republican Institute (IRI) involved in its development; as they have been for many of the Arab Spring uprisings that resulted in a new regime being implemented.
The IRI is the organization that works with the nations directly to install democracy in nations that have had a manufactured uprising.
In fact, this same formula was used to inset Morsi to power in the first place.
In Serbia, the name of the rebels became Otpor!, which means resistance in Serbian.This ideology was furthered with nonviolent action against Milosevic between 1998 and 2003. After the liberation, Otpor! became a political party which merged into the Democratic Party that was installed in the country soon after. The IRI learned from Otpor! and the members they encountered. Otpor! was a leaderless organization that hid their heads to protect the details of their organization. To keep the government from knowing how is in charge, Otpor! uses this tactic.
Optor! adopted the icon of the fist to unify the people of Serbia. This image was used on T-shirts, flags and posters carried at demonstrations.The members of Optor! banged pots and pans during the televised state news program; placed propaganda stickers on buildings all over the cities and towns; had local kids wear T-shirts with the fist logo to incite police to respond; applied social pressure to police and military by strategically placing women, children and elderly at the front of marches and demonstrations.
Otpor! decided to co-opt the police and military by telling them that they were both victims of the same totalitarian regime. By banding together they could takeover.Otpor! sought to have the police and military defect to their side when the time was right. This scheme was integral in the success of Otpor! The IRI developed a strategy to work in tandem with Otpor! by identifying the pillars that held the government of Serbia together.
With the toppling of those pillars, Otpor! could successfully bring the government down. It was at that point that the IRI could step in and install their “democratic” leaders to replace the tyrannical regime and therefore gain control of the nation. With the success in Serbia, the IRI learned how to infiltrate a country by using a manufactured uprising to make for an efficient revolution. The knowledge, as transferred from one group to another, can and did travel through under-developed nations across the world.
Once the nonviolent resistance method was used in a nation, the US could use corporations like DynCorp or Blackwater to stabilize the nation until a US-favored pasty could be installed. Serbia has fallen under the thumb of the US government after the revolution through foreign policy.
‘You failed to break the spirit of Bradley Manning. And that spirit will continue to inspire.’
Dear President Obama:
As commander in chief, you’ve been responsible for the treatment of the most high-profile whistleblower in the history of the U.S. armed forces. Under your command, the United States military tried — and failed — to crush the spirit of Bradley Manning.
Your failure became evident after the sentencing on Wednesday, when a statement from Bradley Manning was read aloud to the world. The statement began: “The decisions that I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in. Since the tragic events of 9/11, our country has been at war. We’ve been at war with an enemy that chooses not to meet us on any traditional battlefield, and due to this fact we’ve had to alter our methods of combating the risks posed to us and our way of life. I initially agreed with these methods and chose to volunteer to help defend my country.”
From the outset, your administration set out to destroy Bradley Manning. As his biographer Chase Madar wrote in The Nation, “Upon his arrest in May 2010, he was locked up in punitive isolation for two months in Iraq and Kuwait, then nine more months at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia. Prohibited from lying down during the day or exercising, he was forced to respond every five of his waking minutes to a guard’s question: ‘Are you OK?’ In his final weeks of isolation, Manning was deprived of all clothing beyond a tear-proof smock and forced to stand at attention every night in the nude.”
More than nine months after Manning’s arrest, at a news conference you defended this treatment — which the State Department’s chief spokesman, P.J. Crowley, had just lambasted as “ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid.” (Crowley swiftly lost his job.) Later, the UN special rapporteur on torture issued a report on the treatment of Manning: “at a minimum cruel, inhuman and degrading.”
At a fundraiser on April 21, 2011, when asked about Manning, you flatly said: “He broke the law.” His trial would not begin for two more years.
Bradley Manning’s statement after sentencing on Wednesday said: “It was not until I was in Iraq and reading secret military reports on a daily basis that I started to question the morality of what we were doing. It was at this time I realized that (in) our efforts to meet the risk posed to us by the enemy, we have forgotten our humanity. We consciously elected to devalue human life both in Iraq and Afghanistan. When we engaged those that we perceived were the enemy, we sometimes killed innocent civilians. Whenever we killed innocent civilians, instead of accepting responsibility for our conduct, we elected to hide behind the veil of national security and classified information in order to avoid any public accountability.”
Public accountability is essential to democracy. We can’t have meaningful “consent of the governed” without informed consent. We can’t have moral responsibility without challenging official hypocrisies and atrocities.
Bradley Manning clearly understood that. He didn’t just follow orders or turn his head at the sight of unconscionable policies of the U.S. government. Finding himself in a situation where he could shatter the numbed complacency that is the foundation of war, he cared — and he took action as a whistleblower.
After being sentenced to many years in prison, Manning conveyed to the American public an acute understanding of our present historic moment: “In our zeal to kill the enemy, we internally debated the definition of torture. We held individuals at Guantanamo for years without due process. We inexplicably turned a blind eye to torture and executions by the Iraqi government. And we stomached countless other acts in the name of our war on terror.
“Patriotism is often the cry extolled when morally questionable acts are advocated by those in power. When these cries of patriotism drown out any logically based dissension, it is usually the American soldier that is given the order to carry out some ill-conceived mission.”
Clearly, Mr. President, you have sought to make an example of Bradley Manning with categorical condemnation and harsh punishment. You seem not to grasp that he has indeed become an example — an inspiring example of stellar courage and idealism, which millions of Americans now want to emulate.
From the White House, we continue to get puffed-up sugar-coated versions of history, past and present. In sharp contrast, Bradley Manning offers profound insights in his post-sentencing statement: “Our nation has had similar dark moments for the virtues of democracy — the Trail of Tears, the Dred Scott decision, McCarthyism, and the Japanese-American internment camps — to mention a few. I am confident that many of the actions since 9/11 will one day be viewed in a similar light. As the late Howard Zinn once said, ‘There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.’”
Imagine. After more than three years in prison, undergoing methodical abuse and then the ordeal of a long military trial followed by the pronouncement of a 35-year prison sentence, Bradley Manning has emerged with his solid humanistic voice not only intact, but actually stronger than ever!
He acknowledged, “I understand that my actions violated the law; I regret if my actions hurt anyone or harmed the United States. It was never my intent to hurt anyone. I only wanted to help people. When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.”
And then Bradley Manning concluded his statement by addressing you directly as president of the United States: “If you deny my request for a pardon, I will serve my time knowing that sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society. I will gladly pay that price if it means we could have a country that is truly conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all women and men are created equal.”
You failed to break the spirit of Bradley Manning. And that spirit will continue to inspire.
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” Information on the documentary based on the book is at http://www.WarMadeEasyTheMovie.or
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