The Hidden Agenda Behind the “War on Terror”

Hidden Agenda Behind “War on Terror”: The Conquest of Oil, Gas, Water and Vital Resources

As competition for oil, water and other resources intensify, global power relationships are shifting, providing backdrops for a string of conflicts from Iraq to Libya. Brazilian-born journalist Pepe Escobar, one of the most perceptive analysts of these trends, was interviewed by German Lars Schall.

Wallstreet Cabal Continues Trashing the Constitution

“Congress, Obama Codify Indefinite Detention

In yet another reversal of his professed commitment to the rule of law, President Obama says he will sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which formalizes his authority to imprison terrorism suspects indefinitely without charge or trial.

Where is the “progressive” outrage?

George W. Bush and Obama both claimed that the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) empowered them to have the military hold people merely suspected of association with al-Qaeda or related organizations without charge for the duration of the “war on terror.” It didn’t matter if the suspect was a foreigner, a U.S. citizen, or a legal resident. It also didn’t matter if the alleged offense was committed inside or outside the United States. The battlefield encompassed the whole world.

In interpreting the AUMF this way, both administrations went well beyond its language. On its face, the AUMF only authorizes “the President … to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.”

Clearly the power is restricted to people involved in 9/11 and those who protected them. Yet under novel theories of the executive branch’s constitutional authority, this was turned into a virtual blank check.

The AUMF also makes no reference to indefinite detention or to turning citizens and legal residents over to the military, rather than civilian law enforcement, when they are merely suspected of being involved in a vague class of activities such as “supporting” “associated forces” in the commission of belligerent acts.

Regardless of the absence of the relevant language, both the Bush and Obama administrations claimed these broad powers that make a mockery of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights’ Fifth Amendment in particular.” …

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30089.htm

I’m sure at some point wall street will get around to openly declaring war on the united states, essentially when they’re guaranteed to win. For now they’re playing the undeclared war game because they know the power of denial as a strategic weapon.

It’s such a shame.  Their treason and mass murder could have been investigated and prosecuted while they still had to pretend to be a legitimate government.   They still have to keep the pretense of course, but every new “law” they pass makes it more costly to point out the emperor’s clothes.

The Bush Family of Secrets

“Gore Vidal called Baker’s book about the Bush Dynasty and America’s invisible government one of the most important books of the past ten years. In Family of Secrets Baker asks the obvious, but unanswered question, how can “such a clan occupy the presidency or vice presidency of the US for 20 of the past 28 years” with yet another Bush, Jeb Bush waiting in the wings. Family of Secrets reads and was conceived as a detective story, based on more than 500 interviews and thousands of documents, backed up by more than a 1000 footnotes. And even though the book uncovers a secret political life for all Bushes it is much more than a family expose. In this interview Russ Baker describes the powers behind the scenes, with examples from the CIA, oil and banking, and how these institutions are created by, and make use of people like the Bush family.

“Russ Baker is an investigative journalist and has written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and served as a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, and is the founder of http://whowhatwhy.com , a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organization.

http://tucradio.org/2010_06_23FamilySecretsONE.mp3

http://tucradio.org/2010_06_30FamilySecretsTWO.mp3

Effects of 3 GMO Corn Varieties on Mammals

“Abstract: We present for the first time a comparative analysis of blood and organ system data from trials with rats fed three main commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize (NK 603, MON 810, MON 863), which are present in food and feed in the world. NK 603 has been modified to be tolerant to the broad spectrum herbicide Roundup and thus contains residues of this formulation. MON 810 and MON 863 are engineered to synthesize two different Bt toxins used as insecticides. Approximately 60 different biochemical parameters were classified per organ and measured in serum and urine after 5 and 14 weeks of feeding. GM maize-fed rats were compared first to their respective isogenic or parental non-GM equivalent control groups. This was followed by comparison to six reference groups, which had consumed various other non-GM maize varieties. We applied nonparametric methods, including multiple pairwise comparisons with a False Discovery Rate approach. Principal Component Analysis allowed the investigation of scattering of different factors (sex, weeks of feeding, diet, dose and group). Our analysis clearly reveals for the 3 GMOs new side effects linked with GM maize consumption, which were sex- and often dose-dependent. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, although different between the 3 GMOs. Other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system. We conclude that these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn. In addition, unintended direct or indirect metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded.”

http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm

The age of turboparalysis

“The world faces years of ineffective rebellion and enduring recession

“If a neologism could capture the national and global politics of our time, in the way that “stagflation” captured the combination of stagnation and inflation in the economy of the 1970s, I would propose “turboparalysis” for the combination of vigorous and dramatic motion with the absence of steady movement in any particular direction.  At the level of the nation-state and the world as a whole, wheels are spinning furiously and engines are being gunned, to no effect.

“Optimists are an endangered species, now that it appears that we are at best in the end of the beginning of a prolonged crisis of the world economy, not the beginning of the end.  Hopes that the global financial crash of 2008 would be followed by a deep recession and then a sharp recovery have faded.  Coordinated stimulus programs by major countries  in the early stages of the crisis probably helped to limit the damage, but they did not produce a recovery.  The alternatives — beggar-thy-neighbor trade policies and budgetary austerity — can only make things worse in the short run.”

http://www.salon.com/2011/12/27/the_age_of_turboparalysis/

In an economic system where money is printed out of nothing, austerity is a hoax and a trojan horse.  It’s part of the money changers’ business model:  strangle the economy until people are desperate to sell everything for bread.  We have jobs to do and people who want jobs.  The only barrier is the lack of money in the system.

He says austerity will hurt in the short run.  But as long as the inbred money changers control the central banks, the economic depression will last until they’re ready for a new cycle.  By that time their hold on power will be unassailable.

See Webster Tarpley’s commonsensical program for avoiding total collapse:

http://tarpley.net/five-point-program.pdf

Also see http://www.monetary.org

Make no mistake, if they impose austerity and another depression on us, it will be a matter of malevolent policy which could be reversed at any time.

Transparency in all things