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Drone Wars.

The Constitution is indeed under attack from the White House. However, in spite of the rhetoric from the guns nuts, It’s the 5th and 14th amendments we need to worry about, not the 2nd.

The memos regarding the targeting of Americans suspected of being members of Al-Qaida are not only disturbing, they’re down right ass puckering. The White House is insisting that Obama has the right to play judge, jury, and executioner in these cases. Our right to due process is of no consequence. It’s bad enough that we utilize flying killer robots to kill innocents in other countries: now, Obama is insisting that he can turn them on us with absolutely no disclosure of proof, no arrest, no trial, no anything. All it takes is whatever file our crack intelligence agencies happen to lay on Obama’s desk.

The drone program isn’t a war on terror, it’s a war on liberty, it’s a war on human rights. The drone program is the resurgence of Murder Incorporated. The drone program isn’t justice, it’s White House directed vigilantism, it’s fascism disguised as the war on terror.

What’s nearly as disturbing as this total lack of regard for our right of due process, is the lack of protest from our media, or seemingly any liberal for that matter. We should be as outraged over this as we were over the transgressions perpetrated by the Bush Administration. There was a lot of back lash over the imprisonment and torture of people who were deemed as threats to national security under Bush’s watch: Why is Obama seemingly getting a pass on this policy, which is tantamount to scenarios straight out of a Judge Dredd comic? When will this country have a government that actually works for and with the people?

What we have, and have had all along, is a government that works above the people. It’s always been that way, and it will always be that way. The fact that our president can play judge, jury, and executioner when ever he wants, Constitution be damned, is more than enough proof that we don’t matter. All that matters is profit and power. If you get in the way of that, be prepared to get a drone up your ass, with no questions asked.

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Obama and Romney concur on war, assassination and reaction- From World Socialist Website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you still trying to understand why Willard Romney and President Obama seemed to agree on most of the talking points from last night’s foreign policy debate? It’s because they are both cut from the same capitalist cloth that has dominated American Imperialism since our inception as a country. Let’s take a look at where our two corporate parties agree, as discussed in this article from WSWS:

1. It’s perfectly OK to “take out” regime leaders in order to enact a more user friendly regime.

2. Support Israel at all costs in an unprovoked war against Iran.

3. Forcing tens of millions of innocent Iranians to suffer by crippling their economy, which by the way, is an act of war by international standards.

4. Invading Iran is always an option if they don’t bend to our demands.

5. Supporting a bloody, sectarian civil war in Syria in order to enact regime change seems to be a priority.

6. Simultaneously allieing with Al Qaeda and other Islamist Militias in both Syria and Libya, while claiming that they are our biggest threats to national security is not a big deal.

7. Drones are good: There’s nothing wrong with killing civilians in countries such as Pakistan and Yemen, as long as we get the bad guys… right?

The article from WSWS absolutely lambastes both parties for our continued involvement and blatant violation of human rights in foreign countries, and I agree. We continuously point our fingers, when it’s convenient, at others who would commit acts of atrocities, yet our government will commit its own atrocities, and turn a blind eye to its”allies” that do as well. We do this because war is profitable for corporations, pure and simple.

Capitalist imperialism is a bipartisan effort, there’s no debating that.

Debate This! Unemployment Drops Again

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Hmmm, unemployment is the lowest it’s been in nearly 4 years. Wall street has doubled. The auto industry has been recovering quite well thank you, and the only major job reductions have been in Al-Qaeda. Oh yeah, there’s that whole health care reform thing that this country sorely needed.

Under the Obama administration, more jobs have been added in 4 years than in the entire 8 years of the Bush Administration. What a damned dirty, welfare promoting, godless Socialist Obama is! Not!

I suppose the jobs created numbers could be inflated: Just think of all the fact checkers needed for the Romney campaign.

Oslo, Norway Bombing Linked To Utøya Shooting, Police Say

Oslo, Norway Bombing Linked To Utøya Shooting, Police Say.

The Norwegian police are now stating that the bombing in downtown Norway is linked to the horrific shooting that occurred on Utoya, an island off that coast of Norway. A suspect described as tall and blonde and wearing a police uniform was apprehended at the shooting site on Utoya, and has been confirmed as Norwegian. It has been reported that the suspect was seen at the site of the bombing moments before the devastating blast. Police also believe that both attacks were directed at Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who was scheduled to speak at the youth Labor Union camp. No other details have been released as of yet.

The question still remains as to why? I suppose he could have links to an extremist Islam terror network such as Al Qaeda, but it doesn’t make much sense to me. If this man was working with Islamic terrorists, the attack would have been planned to inflict maximum damage with maximum casualties. While there was a lot of both, don’t get me wrong about that, it just seems to me that an Islamic terrorist group would have planned the bombing for a time when there were more people around.  This seems more like a domestic terrorist attack perpetrated by an amateur with a grudge toward the Norwegian Prime minister and/or the leftist Labor Party that he heads up. Hopefully, we’ll find out more soon!

Possible Terrorist Attack Guts Prime Minister’s HQ in Norway.

A bomb went off today around 3:20 pm in Oslo Norway, virtually gutting the 20 floor building housing the Prime Minister’s headquarters. So far, 2 people are confirmed dead, and many more are injured. The Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenburg, was not injured.

While information is still sketchy amidst the ongoing chaos, initial reports suggest that the blast originated from the heliopad on the roof. There are also reports that another blast could have occurred on or beneath the ground floor. Damage is extensive, buildings covering a 1 kilometer radius have been affected. Several buildings surrounding the ministry are currently undergoing evacuation.

So, if this was a terrorist act, who the hell would want to bomb a building in Norway? One possible connection could be Mullah Krekar, founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar as-Islam. Krekar, an Iraqi cleric is currently facing terrorism charges in Norway for threatening several Norwegian officials with death if he was deported.

Another possibility could be Muammar Qhadaffi; Norway has been heavily involved with the NATO bombings in Libya, and Qhadaffi has made several threats of retribution against anyone involved, including setting off bombs in several European cities.

I wouldn’t rule out Al-Qaeda either, they have attempted several acts of terrorism in Norway, in retaliation for the 2005 newspaper cartoons depicting Muhammad. Norway has also been labeled a specific terrorist target by Al-Qaeda, because of their involvement in Afghanistan through NATO.

Right now, there is a lot of chaos, and a lot of speculation as to the how, who, and why. There are also reports of possibly 2 more bombs in the area that haven’t exploded.

I bet Herman Cain has absolute field day with this one.

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British spies swap cupcake recipes into al-Qaida magazine – Yahoo! News

Store bought cupcakes. Cheap and delicious.

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British spies swap cupcake recipes into al-Qaida magazine – Yahoo! News.

This is brilliant! It’s also fucking funny as hell.  I’m staying the hell away from the car bomb cupcakes. I would imagine that they’re real gut busters. At least al-Qaida has something to munch on while they’re spanking it to porn

Rick Santorum Knows More About Torture Than John McCain.

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My favorite political punching bag Rick Santorum is back at it again. His target this time is fellow Republican John McCain.

McCain, who is the top Republican on the Senate Armed Forces Committee, stated last week that “Enhanced Interrogation” techniques (water boarding) of Al Qaeda’s #3 leader did not provide useful information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden. In fact, he stated that the “enhanced interrogation” of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ” actually produced false and misleading information.”

In response to McCain’s statements, Santorum declared during a radio interview on Tuesday that “McCain doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works.” Wait, what?

If anyone should understand enhanced interrogation techniques (torture) should work, it would be McCain, a former Vietnamese POW for 5 1/2 years!

Once again, Santorum is displaying his vast ignorance on a topic he knows nothing about. To call out John McCain on torture techniques is akin to trying to tell Chef Boy R Dee how to make bad Italian food. In other words, Rick the dick has no fucking idea what he’s talking about. Again.

I think rather than McCain trying to explain what “enhanced interrogation” is, maybe he should demonstrate torture methods on Santorum. Who knows, maybe the former war hero will get the former senator to admit to buggering fellow homophobe Fred Phelps. That should prove just how reliable extracting information by torture really is.

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