All posts by Rich Winkel

Holder: It’s ‘Legal’ to Drone Strike Americans

NBC news has produced a chilling, confidential Department of Justice (DOJ) white paper outlining the supposed legality of extrajudicial drone strikes on U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism even without intelligence to show involvement in a plot to attack America.

While admitting that U.S. citizens are still afforded constitutional protections such as due process when they travel abroad, the 16-page report claims, “The U.S. citizenship of a leader of al-Qa’ida or its associated forces, however, does not give that person constitutional immunity from attack” [emphasis added]. Continuing, “The Due Process Clause would not prohibit a lethal operation of the sort contemplated here.” …

Wow.  If they say 2 and 2 is 5 it’s true because they’re god and you’re not allowed to do math without their permission.  Lick their boots and like it or they’ll kidnap, torture, rape and brainwash your children and then sell them to intelligence agencies as blackmail bait.  Or maybe they’ll arrest and enslave them in private prisons for the crime of using their narcotics.  Ruling over the land of freedom gives them lots of options.  How’s that for democracy?

In America Law No Longer Exists

In the 21st century Americans have experienced an extraordinary collapse in the rule of law and in their constitutional protections. Today American citizens, once a free people protected by law, can be assassinated and detained in prison indefinitely without any evidence being presented to a court of their guilt, and they can be sentenced to prison on the basis of secret testimony by anonymous witnesses not subject to cross examination.  The US “justice system” has been transformed by the Bush/Obama regime into the ”justice system” of Gestapo Germany and Stalinist Russia.  There is no difference.
In an article available here,  Stephen Downs, formerly Chief Attorney with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct and Kathy Manley, a criminal defense attorney and member of the New York Civil Liberties Union, report on how the US government destroyed a charity, the Holy Land Foundation, which provided money for feeding the poor and for building schools and hospitals in Palestine.
The charity, aware of the perils of being based in the US and doing anything for Palestinians, relied on the US State Department and the US Department of Justice (sic) for guidance on where to send humanitarian aid. The charity sent its aid to the same aid committees in Palestine that the US Agency for International Development and the UN used to distribute aid to the Palestinians.
In the first trial of the Holy Land Foundation, the US government admitted that none of the charity’s donations had gone to terrorist organizations, and the federal prosecutors failed to achieve a conviction.  So the prosecutors tried the charity again.
In the second trial, the judge permitted the prosecutors to call an “anonymous expert” to tell the jury that some of the committees used by USAID and the UN and approved by the US Department of State were controlled by Hamas, the elected government of Palestine that Israel requires the US government to brand as “terrorist.”
As Downs and Manley point out, an “anonymous expert,” cannot “be challenged because he is unknown.” There cannot be a cross examination. The “expert” could be anyone–someone paid to lie to the jury, a Jew who believes all help to Palestinians comprises “aid to terrorists,” or a member of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service that has throughly infiltrated the US according to US intelligence experts.
Injustices are everywhere, the authors admit, so why is this important to you? The answer is that the due process clause of the US Constitution requires that criminal laws give fair notice as to what conduct is prohibited. According to Downs and Manley, the Holy Land Foundation followed the US State Department’s list of designated terrorist organizations and avoided all contact with organizations on the list, but were indicted and convicted regardless. This tells us that federal prosecutors are viciously corrupt and that jurors are so inept and propagandized that they are useless to defendants.
The US Supreme Court refused to review this most blatant case of wrongful conviction. By so doing, the US Supreme Court established that the court, like the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, and the executive branch, is not only a servant of the police state but also a servant of Israel and supports the destruction of the Palestinians by designating aid to Palestine as an act of terrorism.
What this means for you is that your involvement in legal transactions or associations can be declared ex post facto by secret witnesses to be criminal involvements. The criminality of your past behavior can now be established, according to Downs and Manley,  by “anonymous experts,” mouthpieces for the government prosecutors who cannot “be confronted or cross-examined within the meaning of the 6th Amendment.”
Downs and Manley write: “The implications are enormous. The government can now criminalize political, religious and social ideology and speech. Donating to peace groups, participating in protests, attending church, mosque or synagogue, entertaining friends, and posting material on the Internet, for example, could later be found to be illegal because of ‘associations,’ manufactured by anonymous experts, which in some way allegedly support designated terrorist organizations one has never heard of.”
The authors could have added that if the government wants to get you, all it has to do is to declare that someone or some organization somewhere in your past was connected in a vague undefined way with terrorism. The government’s assertion suffices. No proof is needed. The brainwashed jury will not protect you.
Be prepared in the next year or two for all criticism of “our freedom and democracy”  government to be shut down. In Amerika, truth is about to be exterminated.

But for god’s sake don’t question the foundational myth of the police state (9/11). You wouldn’t want people to think you’re a conspiracy theorist would you?

I wonder if people in 1930s germany were as stupid as 21st century americans.  I have to say that I seriously doubt it.

Speaking of clueless jurors, here’s an educational site against judical fraud and tyranny:

JUDGES MAY NOT TELL YOU THIS, but when you sit on a jury, you have the right to vote according to your

conscience and to judge the law being applied to the case. As a juror, you are the final safeguard for justice. It’s the judge’s obligation to give the jury the wording of the law being applied to the case. If the judge fails to provide the wording of the law or you think the law he gives you is a bad or unconstitutional law or a good law being improperly applied, or there are other factors that would make you regret a vote to convict someone, then it is your right and duty as a juror to vote “Not Guilty” even if you are the only juror who does and you therefore “hang” the jury. You cannot be punished for the way you vote.

Our lawmakers sometimes pass bad laws, and, at times, good laws have been misused. Throughout history reasoning jurors have refused to convict fellow citizens who were accused of breaking the law: They freed tax protesters during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, refused to convict those who aided runaway slaves in violation of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, freed bootleggers charged during Prohibition 1920-30, and released Vietnam War objectors 1960-70.

When our country was young, all jurors were told of their right to judge the law, as well as the facts of the case. Then judges decided that juries should no longer be told of their power to act as a safeguard against bad laws or unethical lawmakers. Now, all jurors are instructed to accept the law as it is given to them by the judge, even in cases where the law is clearly unjust.

But now you know the secret: If you are selected as a juror, you have the right and duty to do the right thing: to follow your conscience and to judge the law as well as the facts of the case. It is the only way to keep government in the hands of the people.

Fully Informed Jury Association

False Flags in Iraq: The Trail of the Terrorists

The aim of these covert operations should be clear: to foment sectarian division in iraq.  The side effect of additional american casualties is of no consequence to the interests that control the USA.

Were British Special Forces Soldiers Planting Bombs in Basra?

The bombing of the Golden Dome Mosque in Samarra

State Sponsored Terror: British and American Black Ops in Iraq

British Terrorism in Iraq

Who benefits?  Who can buy such influence and keep it covered up in the mainstream media?  Their very power and success betrays their identity.  Look to where money comes from if you want to know who really runs things.

Sniping US Soldiers in Iraq: An Inside Job

Meet the Woman Who Stopped the War on Iran

Press TV’s documentary program “Untold Truths” reveals documentary film about the life and experiences of former White House Middle East policy adviser, Gwenyth Todd, who has escaped to Australia to keep safe from FBI prosecution.

Veterans Today ran  a series of articles on Gwenth’s story last summer when her lawyers finally came around to understanding that if she got her story out there would no longer be a reason to kill her so she could not. This sometimes takes a little time to sink in.

Gordon Duff’s first article is here, and it did very well.  We had a break with the Washington Post doing a lead off story, but it stayed away from the more delicate matters. That is where we picked up the ball as we don’t wear AIPAC diapers here. We were able to follow up our VT promotion with a talk radio tour for a month, nice two hour blocks of time to really get down into the details.

As usual, corporate media never called to inquire why they had never heard about this. I think the dead Turkish billionaire might have been a deterrent.

[This] is a story about a politico-military coup against the United States by some of our highest officials, rogue elements actually, and none of which have ever even been charged. I might suggest to you that after 9-11 being easier for them than they expected that their fear concerns went down.

And if you will check the chronology of this story you will find the Wikileaks story, another intel operation by rogue elements for additional ‘preparing the minds’ of the public for the attack they were expecting to initiate. VT broke the Wikileaks hoax, and again we had some key help with Brzezinski NPR key show where he was the highest Intel official at the time to go public about Wikileaks being ‘seeded’…after us.

Control Freak Central: The Total Information Awareness Program

The NSA’s illegal warrantless wiretapping programming. The building of the massive NSA data center in Utah to permanently store copies of all digital communication sent around the world. The UK government’s “Communications Data Bill” to monitor emails, instant messages and other personal information. What was dismissed as crazy conspiracy theory just over a decade ago has become, in this post-9/11 era, the all-too-familiar stuff of newspaper headlines and talking head reportage.

The Sentient World Simulation’s aim, according to its creator, is to be a “continuously running, continually updated mirror model of the real world that can be used to predict and evaluate future events and courses of action.” In practical terms that equates to a computer simulation of the planet complete with billions of “nodes” representing every person on the earth.

In this episode of our EyeOpener Report James Corbett presents the Sentient World Simulation and a significant peek behind the curtain at what those who are really running our society want: complete control over every facet of our lives achieved.

See video at site.  At some point you have to wonder whether it’s possible for a government to become mentally ill.

The Zionist Plan for the Middle East

The Association of Arab-American University Graduates finds it compelling to inaugurate its new publication series, Special Documents, with Oded Yinon’s article which appeared in Kivunim (Directions), the journal of the Department of Information of the World Zionist Organization. Oded Yinon is an Israeli journalist and was formerly attached to the Foreign Ministry of Israel. To our knowledge, this document is the most explicit, detailed and unambiguous statement to date of the Zionist strategy in the Middle East. Furthermore, it stands as an accurate representation of the “vision” for the entire Middle East of the presently ruling Zionist regime of Begin, Sharon and Eitan. Its importance, hence, lies not in its historical value but in the nightmare which it presents.

The plan operates on two essential premises. To survive, Israel must 1) become an imperial regional power, and 2) must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states. Small here will depend on the ethnic or sectarian composition of each state. Consequently, the Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimation.