Archive for November, 2011
It’s now legal for the President to arrest you without, trial, lawyer or charge—indefinitely.
Given the incredible problems we are facing with a monetary system based on paper currencies without ties to any kind of safeguard, it behooves us to investigate what a sound money system might look like.
Although it’s easy to judge this as more “crazy Arabs” hell bent on the destruction of all things holy to the western world; can we use our imagination for a second and see things from their perspective?
For ten years in the 90′s and 00′s, Iraq was held under the grip of sanctions and 500,000 children died from lack of medical care.
Might there be a logical reaction that the sanction we have now placed on Iran could bear similar fruit?
(Reuters) – Iranian protesters stormed two British Embassy compounds in Tehran Tuesday, smashing windows, hurling petrol bombs and burning the British flag in a protest against sanctions imposed by Britain, live Iranian television showed.
Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency said protesters took six British diplomatic staff hostage from an embassy compound in the north of the city but it withdrew the story from its website minutes later without giving any explanation.
The attacks followed the rapid approval by Iran’s Guardian Council of a parliamentary bill compelling the government to expel the British ambassador in retaliation for the sanctions. A lawmaker had also warned Sunday that angry Iranians could storm the British Embassy as they did the U.S. mission in 1979.
Several dozen protesters broke away from a crowd of a few hundred protesters outside the main embassy compound in downtown Tehran, scaled the embassy gates and went inside.
Protesters pulled down the British flag, burned it, and put up the Iranian flag, Iranian news agencies and news pictures showed. Inside, the demonstrators threw stones and petrol bombs. One waved a framed picture of Queen Elizabeth, state TV showed.
Others carried the royal crest out through the embassy gate as police stood by, pictures carried by the official Fars news agency showed.
The British Foreign Office said it was outraged.
“There has been a incursion by a significant number of demonstrators into our Embassy premises, including vandalism to our property,” the Foreign Office said in a statement. “This is a fluid situation and details are still emerging. We are outraged by this. It is utterly unacceptable and we condemn it.
The Iranian government had a duty under international law to protect diplomats and London expected it to bring the situation under control and ensure the safety of the staff, the Foreign Office said.
Demonstrators waved flags symbolizing martyrdom and held up portraits of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Well…The Apostle Paul did his best work from prison—perhaps we will do ours there as well.
Paul Joseph Watson
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The Senate is set to vote on a bill next week that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.
“The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.
Under the ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which is set to be up for a vote on the Senate floor Monday, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill.
The bill was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing. The language appears in sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA bill.
“I would also point out that these provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect,” Colorado Senator Mark Udall said in a speech last week. One section of these provisions, section 1031, would be interpreted as allowing the military to capture and indefinitely detain American citizens on U.S. soil. Section 1031 essentially repeals the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 by authorizing the U.S. military to perform law enforcement functions on American soil. That alone should alarm my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, but there are other problems with these provisions that must be resolved.”
This means Americans could be declared domestic terrorists and thrown in a military brig with no recourse whatsoever. Given that the Department of Homeland Security has characterized behavior such as buying gold, owning guns, using a watch or binoculars, donating to charity, using the telephone or email to find information, using cash, and all manner of mundane behaviors as potential indicators of domestic terrorism, such a provision would be wide open to abuse.
“American citizens and people picked up on American or Canadian or British streets being sent to military prisons indefinitely without even being charged with a crime. Really? Does anyone think this is a good idea? And why now?” asks Anders.
The ACLU is urging citizens to call their Senator and demand that the Udall Amendment be added to the bill, a change that would at least act as a check to prevent Americans being snatched off the streets without some form of Congressional oversight.
We have been warning for over a decade that Americans would become the target of laws supposedly aimed at terrorists and enemy combatants. Alex Jones personally documented how U.S. troops were being trained to arrest U.S. citizens in the event of martial law during urban warfare training drills back in the 90′s. Under the the National Defense Authorization Act bill, no declaration of martial law is necessary since Americans would now be subject to the same treatment as suspected insurgents in places like Afghanistan and Iraq.
If you thought that the executive assassination of American citizens abroad was bad enough, now similar powers will be extended to the “homeland,” in other words, your town, your community, your back yard.
Jim Grant, Rep. Ron Paul’s pick for Federal Reserve chair, will keynote Revolution PAC’s “Why Ron Paul is Right” event December 5.
Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) November 21, 2011
Leading voices on the economy, health care, foreign policy and civil liberties will converge in Manhattan December 5 to fundraise on behalf of Revolution PAC, booster of the presidential campaign of Congressman Ron Paul. “Ron Paul is Right” will present a series of speakers backing the free market positions of the 12-term congressman, who now is tied for first place among Republican contenders in Iowa and polling second in New Hampshire.
Despite the hysteria we hear about Iran and their alleged financing/support of terrorist organizations, I can’t blame them for wanting a nuclear weapon. They’re surrounded by enemies and have just seen Libya give up their weapons only to be pummeled into the ground.
Here we see US-based Halliburton supplying nuclear supplies to Iran. If it weren’t for the blatant hypocrisy I see in this I might not even care, but when Cheney and his cronies sound the alarm about Iran and their firms end up supplying them I can’t hold back.
If you’re fired up about “Achmadinnerjacket’s” (Ahmadinejad) comments about “wiping Israel” check out this previous post on the subject; we might be losing a LOT in translation.
Does an all-mighty, all-knowing, all-seeing God fret?
Is he wondering what the future holds?
While I’m as guilty as any of “fretting” and babbling about this or that government scandal; peace can be found in our shaking off of these mortal concerns and fleeting desires that we cling to as short-term distractions instead focusing on the True Reality present in a dimension just beyond our sight.
When we do this, our resolute presence becomes an inspiration to those less focused, more worried, and farther from the Divine Peace of God.
Remember, the darker the room, the brighter the lonely match becomes!!
Today’s prayer: “God, take charge of my mind! Make a path for me to go where you want me. Strike a blow to my preconceived notions, remove my fallen mind from the equation and if you desire reveal your True Nature to me.”