By Tony Capaccio -May 6, 2011 Small Wars Journal A United Technologies Corp. (UTX) Black Hawk helicopter carrying U.S. Navy SEALs to Osama Bin Laden’s hideout was downed by an air vortex caused by unexpectedly warm air and the effect of a high wall surrounding the compound, not mechanical failure or gunfire, according to … Continue reading
Michigan State Police are now using an advanced extraction device to download cell phone data from citizens at routine traffic stops. A US Department of Justice test of the CelleBrite UFED used by Michigan police grab the photos and video off of an iPhone within one-and-a-half minutes. The device works with 3000 different phone models and defeats all password protections. "A complete extraction of existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags," a CelleBrite brochure explains regarding the device's capabilities. "The Physical Analyzer allows visualization of both existing and deleted locations on Google Earth. In addition, location information from GPS devices and image geotags can be mapped on Google Maps."
Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops ACLU seeks information on Michigan program that allows cops to download information from smart phones belonging to stopped motorists. The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations. … Continue reading
Cuba: Party Congress to allow people to buy and sell their homes for the first time since the communist revolution in 1959.
April 18, 2011 For the past 50 years, Cubans have only been allowed to pass on their homes to their children, or to swap them through a complicated and often corrupt system. The move was decided during the first congress held by the ruling Communist Party in 14 years, aimed at breathing new life … Continue reading
Bush's first cousin Judge John Walker to preside over case brought against Rumsfeld, Cheney, and Myers confounding legal scholars all over the world.
NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Confounding lawyers and legal scholars all over the world, Judge John Walker, first cousin of former President George W. Bush, was one of three judges of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to hear argument Tuesday in Gallop v. Cheney, Rumsfeld and Myers. The lawsuit was … Continue reading
Iranian Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali Saturday accused the German electronics giant Siemens with helping U.S. and Israeli teams craft the Stuxnet worm that is responsible for the attack on his country's nuclear facilities.
April 18, 2011 by Gregg Keiser – An Iranian military commander Saturday accused the German electronics giant Siemens with helping U.S. and Israeli teams craft the Stuxnet worm that attacked his country’s nuclear facilities. According to the Islamic Republic News Service (IRNA), Iran’s state news agency, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali laid some of the … Continue reading
Syria lifts "emergency law' that has been in place for 48 years. law gave the government a free hand to arrest people without charge and extended the state's authority into every aspect of citizens' lives. The new laws also abolish the State Security Court, but the interior ministry also passed a law that says citizens must obtain permission to demonstrate, the agency said, hours after the ministry imposed a total ban on political gatherings.
19 Apr 2011 Syria’s government has passed a bill lifting the country’s emergency law, in place for 48 years, just hours after security forces fired on protesters. Tuesday’s move is a key demand of pro-reform demonstrators who have been holding protests across the country for weeks. A senior lawyer said Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president, was yet to … Continue reading
Stephanie Ho | Beijing April 14, 2011 The five BRICS nations have voiced their opposition to use of force in Libya, at a summit in the southern Chinese resort city, Sanya. Meanwhile, leaders from the five large developing nations criticized the current dollar-dominated world monetary order and called for a broad-based international reserve currency system. … Continue reading
One of our nations most respected investigative journalists Wayne Madsen is moving out of the country due to an imminent threat against his life by the Obama administration for corruption he has uncovered.
April 13, 2011 Wayne Madsen Report Scenarios included the use of LSD or poison but Anderson’s Mormon religion and the fact that he did not drink ruled out the use of poisons or LSD in his drink. Staging an automobile accident in which Anderson would be incinerated was also an option. Another scenario considered was … Continue reading
04/13/11 PressTV Saudi anti-government protesters have once again taken to the streets east of the country, condemning the kingdom’s military intervention in Bahrain. Expressing solidarity with anti-government protesters in Bahrain, demonstrators in the city of Qatif called for the immediate withdrawal of Saudi troops from the neighboring country. Saudi Arabia deployed 1,000 troops to Bahrain … Continue reading
A large explosion at Iran’s main energy pipeline hub Friday was caused by sabotage, an influential member of Parliament said Sunday.
By Thomas Erdbrink, Sunday, April 10, 4:03 PM TEHRAN — A large explosion at Iran’s main energy pipeline hub Friday was caused by sabotage, an influential member of Parliament said Sunday. The blast, which sent balls of fire into the air outside the Shiite religious center of Qom, targeted three major gas pipelines. The explosion comes … Continue reading
Dozens of Christians arrested in China for showing up to an open air church service. Beijing authorities were alerted to their plans so they taped off the area and took away dozens who showed up to take part…
Beijing police halt unapproved church service Apr 10, 5:29 AM (ET) By ALEXA OLESEN BEIJING (AP) – Beijing police on Sunday detained dozens of worshippers from an unapproved Christian church who were trying to hold services in a public space after they were evicted from their usual place of worship, a parishioner said. … Continue reading
With clouds overhead in the salty air, irritable Pacific waves swelled to up to four feet. Perfect conditions, in other words, for the Navy to fry a small boat with a laser beam — a major step toward its futuristic arsenal of ray guns. Researchers mounted the Maritime Laser Demonstrator, a solid-state laser, aboard the … Continue reading
The Pentagon’s mad-science arm wants robotic death-from-above, on demand. And the key to getting it done just might be holograms. Let me explain. Right now, authorizing and targeting air strikes is a process that’s sometimes bureaucratic, and sometimes dangerous as hell. Bureaucratic as in the Stanley McChrystal phase of the Afghanistan war, when it took … Continue reading
Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president of Cote d'Ivoire, has been arrested after a raid by French forces on a bunker at his residence in Abidjan.
Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president of Cote d’Ivoire, has been arrested after a raid by French forces on a bunker at his residence in Abidjan. Toussaint Alain, a Gbagbo advisor, told the Reuters news agency that the incumbent president had been “arrested by French special forces in his residence” and “handed over to the rebel leaders”. … Continue reading
TOKYO, April 9 (Xinhua) — The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan began on Saturday to build a steel wall and fence, in an attempt to prevent more contaminated water from flowing into the Pacific Ocean. Tokyo Electric Power Co.(TEPCO) plans to plug a seawater intake connected to the … Continue reading
Qaddafi forces close in on control of Ajdabiya. Rebels have taken very heavy mortar fire there for the past week. Ajdabiya is the last roadblock before Qaddafi forces get to the rebels' stronghold of Benghazi 90 miles to the North. If Ajdabiya falls the oil port of Brega falls with it.
By Michael Georgy AJDABIYAH, Libya | Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:30am EDT AJDABIYAH, Libya (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s artillery heavily bombarded Ajdabiyah and his forces forced their way inside on Sunday in their most determined assault on the strategic eastern town for at least a week. Rebels cowered in alleyways from sustained artillery, rocket and … Continue reading
British agent George Soros holds Financial and Media Summits to further pervert the American way of life. Reuters, the Financial Times, NPR, PBS, The Washington Post and other major media outlets are speaking at one event or the other.
Opinion Two George Soros Events Aim to Remake the Financial Order and the Media — So Where’s the Reporting? By Dan Gainor Published April 06, 2011 04/07/11 Left-wing billionaire George Soros is helping fund two major conferences that start on the same day, in two different locations just a three hours apart by car. Two liberal … Continue reading
Qaddafi's son Saif(heir apparent) went on a shooting trip to Rothschild owned Waddesdon Manor with Nat Rothschild and Senior British Cabinet Member Peter Mandelson in 2009.
A meeting between a dictator’s son and a senior Cabinet minister at a classic English shooting party revealed how deeply the Gaddafi regime wormed its way into the British Establishment. The weekend took place in 2009 at Waddesdon Manor, the Buckinghamshire home owned by financier Jacob, 4th Baron Rothschild. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was a guest … Continue reading
Article in London's Independent giving a watered down history of the Rothschild International Banking Dynasty
The news that the bankers Rothschild are to withdraw from the gold market, in which they have been a major player for two centuries, has been hailed as the end of an era. The news that the bankers Rothschild are to withdraw from the gold market, in which they have been a major player for two … Continue reading
Article explaining the stranglehold Inter-Alpha Rothschild banks controlled by Jacob Rothschild have over U.K. and U.S. economies. Also speaks of how much reinstating the Glass Steagal Act would do for the American economy.
Mike Robinson 1/11/10 Britain’s banks are bankrupt. We have said it many times. They are trading while insolvent, and in this country at least, that is illegal. The British establishment is owned lock, stock and barrel by these banks, and so nothing is done. They have already taken us very close to the point of … Continue reading
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit off the coast of Japan today near the already hard hit area of Miyagi resulting in warnings of a tsunami. The quake was measured at a depth of about 25 miles and struck about 11:32 p.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website. Japan issued a tsunami alert for a possible two-meter wave. Fukushima home of the failing reactors is under a tsunami warning as well.
By Greg Chang – // Apr 7, 2011 A magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit 215 miles (345 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo, resulting in warnings of a possible tsunami. The quake was measured at a depth of about 25 miles and struck about 11:32 p.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website. Japan issued … Continue reading
Last night NBC's Tom Brokaw said on the nightly news “I was told on the way in here that the Saudis are so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt that it sent high level emissaries to China and Russia to tell those two countries that Saudi Arabia now is prepared to do more business with them(Guess the bow at the G20 wasn't enough Mr. Obama).” I wonder if this is why Defense Secretary Gates got to Saudi Arabia 2 days ago? I think the U.S. and Britain just got busted trying to oust the House of Saud for the last time. If the BRIC nations just gained the Saudi's oil the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan were for nothing(I'm sure Brzezinski is freakin right the heck out right now). India would much rather receive their oil from the Saudi's rather than the U.S. oil interests' plan of sending it through the TAPI pipeline from the Persian Gulf. The current American administration and the British would not lose Saudi oil without war or ousting the regime. That's a fact.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) – Reporting from Baghdad, Iraq yesterday, NBC’s Tom Brokaw said the Saudi Arabian monarchy is “so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt” that it has sent senior officials to the Peoples’ Republic of China and Russia to seek expanded business … Continue reading
The new Republican budget proposal being formally presented today will supposedly eliminate the national debt while still preserving entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC.
04/06/11 CNBC The Republican budget proposal will eliminate the national debt while still preserving costly entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC. Bill Clark | Getty Images House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal ‘The Path to Prosperity’ during a news conference on the … Continue reading
Ivory Coast Ouattara fighters have Gbagbo surrounded in his bunker. Generals are said to be defecting. Ouattara is still seeking control of Abidjan as well.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: April 5, 2011 ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Surrounded by troops backing Ivory Coast’s democratically elected leader, strongman Laurent Gbagbo huddled in a bunker at his home with his family Tuesday and tried to negotiate terms of surrender, officials said. Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara have seized the presidential residence where … Continue reading
Libyan rebels to sell their first oil this week. Reuters reports that the Libyan rebel alliance already has its own central bank and money printing machines.
And so the real goal of the Libyan “No Fly Zone” succeeds: Reuters reports that the Libyan rebel alliance, which already has its own central bank and supposedly fiat printing machines, is about to sell its first oil cargo in the coming week.”The agency said Liberian-registered tanker Equator was due to arrive in the rebel-held … Continue reading
I love it when CNN is forced to go off script. A guest former CIA officer Michael Scheurer exposes our involvement in Libya for what it is. Includes video.
The American Dream April 4, 2011 Every once in a while, establishment control of the mainstream media cracks for a moment. In an effort to achieve higher ratings, mainstream news programs will invite guests on that promise to be “interesting”, but then they will say something that is not part of the script … Continue reading
U.S. government orders media silence regarding the violent Bahraini crackdowns. Bahrain is home to the Navy's Fifth fleet and crucial to the goings on in the Strait of Hormuz.
PRESSTV President of Bahrain’s Center for Human Rights Nabeel Rajab says the US media have been ordered not to cover news on the government’s brutal crackdown on Bahraini people. Reports from the Center’s colleagues in the United States say “In the US some news agencies and TV stations were asked not to report on Bahrain … Continue reading
Petraeus said to be leaving as commander of forces in Afghanistan. Supposedly he has interest in the Supreme Allied Commander Europe position. I wouldn't be surprised if he politics his way into the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs position. I'm guessing Gingrich will be keeping close tabs on Petraeus' next move. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs would be a tempting vote for many in 2012 with our current military posture. My guess is though that he takes the CIA job Panetta will be vacating. With Petraeus still having Generals Mattis(CENTCOM Commander)and Allen(Deputy CENTCOM Commander that is probably going to replace Petraeus in Afghanistan) as the Army's most powerful Generals for the foreseeable future control of the CIA may be too much power for him to pass up. Or too much consolidated power for the Council on Foreign Relations to pass up. Petraeus, Allen(He was the first Marine Corps officer inducted as a Term Member of the Council), and Mattis assist the Council.
by Laura Rozen David Petraeus, perhaps the most celebrated American general of his generation, is likely to leave his job as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan this summer, multiple defense officials say. Petraeus, who stepped into the post last summer after President Barack Obama fired Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal for comments his aides … Continue reading
by Rick Rozoff On the morning of March 31 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization assumed full command of military operations against Libya, effecting the transfer of air, naval and preliminary ground operations from U.S. Africa Command’s Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn to NATO’s Operation Unified Protector. In NATO’s words, “The Alliance has the assets in … Continue reading
By David Nakamura, Washington Post Sunday, April 3, 3:10 AM TOKYO — Authorities discovered highly radioactive water leaking from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the ocean Saturday, the latest sign that the desperate strategies being used to cool the overheating reactors could be creating new problems. The toxic water had pooled by an almost eight-inch-long … Continue reading
Marine Corp base Camp Pendleton is reportedly under tighter security after 2 Iranians and 1 Afghani tried to enter without authorization. Security has been stepped up and a Be On the Look Out(BOLO) has been issued to high ranking Pendleton officials.
SAN DIEGO — One of the nation’s largest military bases is reportedly under tighter security after three Middle Eastern men tried to enter without proper authorization. 10News learned the three men — 40-year-old Afghani Ahmad Rahmani Naeem, 41-year-old Iranian Vahik Petrossian and 27-year-old Iranian Sengekdi Norvik Avanosian — attempted to get into Camp Pendleton last … Continue reading
Edward Yeranian | Cairo March 30, 2011 President Bashar al-Assad told parliament that Syria will defeat those behind a “plot” against his country. Assad said he would continue on the path of reform for Syria – but did not announce the lifting of a state of emergency, as protesters have desired. Members of the Syrian … Continue reading
31.03.2011 19:13 By RFE/RL A second senior Libyan official has resigned his post in Muammar Qaddafi’s government in as many days. Ali Abdel-Salam al-Treki, a former foreign minister and the current rotating president of the UN General Assembly, had been named to represent Libya at the United Nations after a wave of defections early in … Continue reading
Fukushima nuclear plant to be entombed in concrete as Japan admits it has lost battle with crippled reactors. U.S. sends specialist Marine unit to assist in decontamination.
By Richard Shears 31st March 2011 Up to 1,000 bodies of victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami have not been collected because of fears of high levels of radiation. Police sources said bodies within the 12-mile evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant had been ‘exposed to high levels of radiation after … Continue reading
Libyan rebels are fleeing Eastward after forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi drove rebels from key oil port.
VOA News March 30, 2011 Libyan rebels are frantically fleeing eastward after forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi drove them Wednesday from a key oil port. Western news reports from outside Ras Lanuf say rebels are retreating amid intense fighting with pro-government forces shelling them and firing rockets. The reports said large numbers of rebels … Continue reading
Research from a doctor at the Natural Resource Defense Council saying the U.S. has numerous areas of the country with higher health risks, the report claims there are 42 disease clusters across 13 states in the U.S. which include numerous types of cancer, birth defects and other chronic illnesses.
By Daily Mail Reporter 29th March 2011 A worrying report claims there are 42 disease clusters across 13 states in the U.S. which include numerous types of cancer, birth defects and other chronic illnesses. The study by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the National Disease Clusters Alliance drew on research by federal, state and … Continue reading
Up to 40 people were killed and 100 others wounded when gunmen stormed into the provincial council of Salahudin province on Tuesday and held hostages in the building, including council members
TIKRIT, Iraq, March 29 (Xinhua) — Up to 40 people were killed and 100 others wounded when gunmen stormed into the provincial council of Salahudin province on Tuesday and held hostages in the building, including council members, a provincial police source told Xinhua. “Our latest reports said that 40 people were killed and some 100 … Continue reading
by Emile Schepers U.S. participation in the war in Libya appears to be coordinated out of a former French Foreign Legion base in Djibouti, a tiny country of a half million souls at the very tip of the Horn of Africa. This is the forward base of AFRICOM, the unified command for African action … Continue reading
by Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri “Should the public discover the true health cost[s] of nuclear pollution, a cry would rise from all parts of the world and people would refuse to cooperate passively with their own death.” Dr. Rosalie Bertell. “No Immediate Danger,” A week-and-a-half into the Fukushima nuclear disaster, this is what … Continue reading
Israel deploys new anti-rocket defense system. The system, developed by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defence Systems with the help of US funding, is designed to intercept rockets and artillery shells fired from a range of between four and 70 kilometres (three and 45 miles).
By Yoav Lemmer (AFP) – 5 hours ago BEERSHEVA, Israel — Israel on Sunday stationed the first batteries of its “Iron Dome” short-range missile defence system in the south of the country, but stressed the initial deployment was experimental. The unique multi-million dollar system was stationed outside the southern city of Beersheva, days after it … Continue reading
French fighter jets have shot down at least five Libyan Galeb planes and two Mi-35 combat helicopters in the past two hours, the country's defense ministry reported on Saturday. Most around Misrata and Zintan.
RIA Novosti 03/26/2011 MOSCOW, March 26 (RIA Novosti) – French fighters jets shot down at least five Libyan Galeb planes and two Mi-35 combat helicopters in the past two hours, the country’s defense ministry reported on Saturday. “During their missions, French warplanes launched several airstrikes in the regions of Zintan and Misrata,” the ministry reported … Continue reading
Japan's nuclear safety agency said on Sunday that radioactive iodine in the waters off the quake-hit site rose to 1,850 times the usual level from 1,250 times measured on Saturday.
Radioactivity near Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has risen to 1,850 times the legal level as the nuclear crisis is worsening in the quake-hit country after more than two weeks. Japan’s nuclear safety agency said on Sunday that radioactive iodine in the waters off the quake-hit site rose to 1,850 times the usual level from 1,250 … Continue reading
The head of Stansbury Investments breaks down the Economic Crisis for the layman. I stand fully behind this video, I approached my family about all of this in 2003 and broke down most of what is in this video. America has become detached from reality. Apathy has taken deeper roots in the older generations as a result of our entitlement system and a fear of having to be self reliant.
by Angus Batey Ares Defense 03/26/11 After my visit to Whiteman Air Force Base in 2009 I know I’ll always feel a more than passing interest in the B-2 fleet. But it was still quite an odd feeling when I realised that the aircraft I spent a couple of hours sitting inside and walking around … Continue reading
Libyan Leaders, Soldiers Face Cyber and Information Attacks by David A. Fulghum at 3/25/2011 Libyan communications and radar are being jammed, networks are being exploited and some senior commanders are getting personal messages. These electronic, cyber and information attacks are part of the assault on Tripoli’s forces. “With this type of operations, a key … Continue reading
by Rick Rozoff Stop NATO March 25, 2011 Libya is also one of only five of Africa’s 54 countries that have not been integrated into, which is to say subordinated to, the new U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). A year after assuming the post of president of the French Republic in 2007, and while his … Continue reading
The world is facing a very unpredictable and potentially dangerous situation in North Africa and the Middle East. What began as a memorable, promising, relatively nonviolent achievement of New Politics – the Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt – has morphed very swiftly into a recrudescence of old habits: America, already mired in two decade-long … Continue reading
NATO agreed to take command of the Libya no-fly zone without assuming responsibility for air strikes against Libyan military targets that sparked discord within the 28-nation alliance. The agreement among members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization means the U.S. will likely stay in charge of the attacks on Muammar Qaddafi’s ground forces, which continued overnight. many in Tripoli.
By Gregory Viscusi and Tony Capaccio (Updates with more strikes in second paragraph. See EXTRA and MET for more on unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.) March 25 (Bloomberg) — NATO agreed to take command of the Libya no-fly zone without assuming responsibility for air strikes against Libyan military targets that sparked discord … Continue reading