WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17: Senate Foreign Relations Committee member U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) attends a hearing about the recent popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa March 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns said that in light of the recent uhevals, the United States should do what it can to support the transition from authoritarian rule to democratic governance, support the emerging governments' economic reforms and continue to urge peace between Israel and the Palestinians. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates meets with Israeli Minister of Defense Amir Peretz in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 18, 2007. Gates is in Israel to meet with Israeli leaders including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to discuss the Middle East conflict. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“It’s Spreading”: US Census Reports Nearly 100 Million Poor in America; Worst Conditions in Fifty Years
When U.S. corporate media operatives use the term “police state,” they invariably mean some other country. Even the so-called “liberal” media, from Democracy Now to the MSNBC menagerie, cannot bring themselves to say “police state” and the “United States” without putting the qualifying words “like” or “becoming” in the middle. The U.S. is behaving “like” a police state, they say, or the U.S. is in danger of “becoming” a police state. But it is never a police state. Since these privileged speakers and writers ( shills ) are not themselves in prison – because what they write and say represents no actual danger to the state – they conclude that a U.S. police state does not, at this time, exist.
Civilized people now recognize that solitary confinement is a form of torture. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, reports that solitary confinement beyond 15 days at a stretch crosses the line of torture, yet, as Al Jazeera recently reported, it is typical for hundred of thousands of U.S. prisoners to spend 30 or 60 days in solitary at a stretch. Twenty thousand are held in perpetual isolation in so-called supermax prisons – that is, they exist in a perpetual state of torture. Studies now show that, all told, 80,000 U.S. prisoners are locked up in solitary on any given day. That’s as many tortured people as the entire prison system of Germany, or of England, Scotland and Wales, combined.
If that is not a police state, then no such thing exists on planet Earth.
Syrian Group with Close Ties to FSA Terrorists Openly Arms Rebels with Help of U.S. Madison Ruppert | The SSG a US based pro-Free Syrian Army (FSA) group housed just three blocks away from the White House, is openly showing their support for the terrorist FSA like never before.
Scholar Who Brought Obama Into Chicago Law School Held Top Intelligence Clearance Jurriaan Maessen | Around the time former federal judge Michael McConnell lobbied Obama into a teaching position at Chicago Law School, he held top military and intelligence clearance, reporting directly to Presidents Reagan and Bush on the “legality of US intelligence operations.”
theintelhub.com | “We anticipate the private sector will have creative solutions that incorporate Alaska’s existing food storage and distribution network,” said John Madden, director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Going back 10 years into Post archives, I could not find any in-depth reporting on Israeli nuclear capabilities, although national security writer Walter Pincus has touched on it many times in his articles and columns. I spoke with several experts in the nuclear and nonproliferation fields , and they say that the lack of reporting on Israel’s nuclear weapons is real — and frustrating.
Israel refuses to acknowledge publicly that it has nuclear weapons. The U.S. government also officially does not acknowledge the existence of such a program. "Israel will not be the first country to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East. Israel supports a Middle East free of all weapons of mass destruction following the attainment of peace."
( Bring Them Home ... oh, wait. Do you know what their training and deployment has REALLY been ? Rome only did such at the time of its fall to dictators. Or should that be at the time of acknowledgement of its dictators. )
The last time an Israeli insider leaked, in 1986, nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu was kidnapped by Israeli agents in Italy, taken home to trial, convicted and served 18 years in jail, much of it in solitary confinement.And perhaps most important, Americans don’t leak about the Israeli nuclear program either. Cohen said information about Israeli nuclear capabilities is some of the most compartmentalized and secret information the U.S. government holds, far more secret than information about Iran, for example. U.S. nuclear researchers, Cohen said, have been reprimanded by their agencies for talking about it openly.
FEMA Needs Another 1 Million MRE’s Today, Over 19 Million Ordered in Last Month
theintelhub.com | Due to Hurricane Isaac’s landfall and subsequent stalling, the Department of Homeland Security finds that they need 1,100,000 low sodium MRE’s to cope with the sudden demand.
“The difference with the Port Lands is that it is reclaimed land, and at the time that it was done, the landfill process was pretty indiscriminate,” said Glenn Miller, vice-president of education research at the Canadian Urban Institute. “So you really don’t know what you are starting with.”
Waterfront Toronto lauds the work of Green Soils, a private recycling company that uses a multi-stage process to clean contaminated soil. TPLC, on the other hand, is piloting a bioremediation program, a process that involves fertilizing contaminated soil to prepare it for reuse.
David Kusturin, Waterfront Toronto’s chief operating officer, has his doubts about TPLC’s program.
Susanne Posel | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) are raising to the point of having the largest outbreak ever seen in the domestic US.
European Commission Recommends Banning Mercury Fillings
Elizabeth Renter | Just a few decades ago, it was completely common to go to the dentist with a cavity or two and leave with several silver-colored fillings.