Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can "Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make" | Democracy Now!

Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can "Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make" | Democracy Now!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

JFK & Allen Dulles of the CIA

Hi Derek,

I was intrigued by our conversation the other night about the JFK assassination and was motivated by an email I received today regarding President Truman's concern about the direction taken by the CIA. 

So…it may be possible that the CIA as an organization did not assassinate JFK, but Allan Dulles, the Director of the CIA who was fired by JFK over the Bay of Pigs among other issues, may have plotted his assassination with rogue elements of the CIA.  

It is also interesting that Allan Dulles was appointed by President Johnson to the Warren Commission, which investigated the JFK assassination.  Allan Dulles was a very active member of the Warren Commission, who distributed information to other members at the first meeting of the Warren Commission stating that all assassinations are the result of assassins acting alone.  Thereby establishing the bias of the Commission.  Duh!

I also found it interesting that when I looked at the last article about the MJ-12 Project (assassination of US officials including the President among other things), I was interrupted by a pop-up advertisement for "Why I am a Mormon."  I have never had one of these show up before.  I went back to the article using a different browser and the same thing happened.  It seems like the Mormons have an interest in placing their religious ads on this type of material.  

Check out the RSN, Wikipedia, and Examiner documents below for some interesting context.  The last one includes the following reference: 
  • A cryptic assassination directive found in a leaked document allegedly drafted by the Director of the CIA (DCI) was in response to President Kennedy’s inquiries into covert activities of the MJ-12 Special Studies Project. 
  • The document reveals that the DCI, at the time of its drafting, was also the head (MJ-1) of a covert group in charge of the highly classified MJ-12 Project. 
  • The document contained eight directives describing future MJ-12 policies. 
  •  The first directive prevented access by the President, his National Security Council staff and Joint Chiefs of Staff to information concerning UFOs
  • The alleged assassination directive was the eighth directive and appeared to be a cryptic order to eliminate uncooperative U.S. federal officials. 
  • Though the document is undated and unsigned, forensic analysis on the original carbon version dates it to the 1960s. 
  • The political context dates it to the first year of President Kennedy’s term. 
  • This means that just before he retired on November 29, 1961, outgoing DCI Allen Dulles drafted a document that would deny his superior, President Kennedy, information that had been legitimately requested concerning MJ-12 activities. 
  • More importantly, the assassination directive constituted pre-authorization for the violent removal of a sitting President from office in a covert coup d'etat.
Interesting stuff.  I have no idea as to the veracity of the claims.


Did Allen Dulles draft Kennedy assassination directive in a covert MJ-12 coup? 


June 20, 2009

Members of the original MJ-12 Special Studies Group
A cryptic assassination directive found in a leaked document allegedly drafted by the Director of the CIA(DCI) was in response to President Kennedy’s inquiries into covert activities of the MJ-12 Special Studies Project. The document reveals that the DCI, at the time of its drafting, was also the head (MJ-1) of a covert group in charge of the highly classified MJ-12 Project. The document contained eight directives describing future MJ-12 policies. The first directive prevented access by the President, his National Security Councilstaff and Joint Chiefs of Staff to information concerning UFOs. The alleged assassination directive was the eighth directive and appeared to be a cryptic order to eliminate uncooperative U.S. federal officials. Though the document is undated and unsigned, forensic analysis on the original carbon version dates it to the 1960s. The political context dates it to the first year of President Kennedy’s term. This means that just before he retired on November 29, 1961, outgoing DCI Allen Dulles drafted a document that would deny his superior, President Kennedy, information that had been legitimately requested concerning MJ-12 activities. More importantly, the assassination directive constituted pre-authorization for the violent removal of a sitting President from office in a covert coup d'etat.
Dr Bob and Ryan Wood have conducted extensive forensic analysis of the burned document which was received in its original carbon version. It was on government issued watermarked paper and dated to the 1960s. Though the paper has still not been definitively traced to any government agency, it uses similar watermarks to other government documents. The text of the burned document clearly points to President Kennedy’s inquiries concerning MJ-12 Special Studies Project activities as the catalyst for it being drafted. In a cover letter by the Director of the CIA (DCI) to six other members of group response for the MJ-12 Project, the DCI said: “As you must know Lancer [Kennedy] has made some inquiries regarding our activities which we cannot allow. Please submit your views no later than October.”More significantly, the document says that “continuance of the group” was at stake.
While Dulles name does not appear on the burned document other leaked documents reveal that he drafted it. On June 28, 1961, President Kennedy wrote the following  to Dulles:
National Security Memorandum
To: The Director, Central Intelligence Agency 
Subject: Review of MJ-12 Intelligence Operations as they relate to Cold War Psychological Warfare Plans
I would like a brief summary from you at your earliest convenience
This leaked National Security Memorandum clearly shows that Kennedy in June of 1961, wanted to learn about MJ-12 activities and the relationship with psychological warfare. While the leaked June Memorandum has not been acknowledged by the CIA (it was classified TOP SECRET), other documents from the period support its authenticity. Early in his administration, President Kennedy showed that he desired to restructure the National Security Council and bring all intelligence and psychological warfare activities under direct Executive control. On February 19, 1961, President Kennedy issued Executive Order 10920 which abolished the Operations Coordinating Board.  The Operations Coordinating Board was the primary interagency organization responsible for Cold War psychological warfare activities.   Its responsibilities were handed over to Kennedy’s national security advisorMcGeorge Bundy and the Department of State.
President Kennedy’s EO 10920 showed that he desired to gain control over all intelligence activities related to psychological warfare. Abolishing the Operations Coordinating Board shows he was willing to dismantle any government entity in order to bring its psychological warfare operations under the direct control of his national security team. EO 10920 helps substantiate his later June 28, 1961 National Security Memorandum concerning a review of MJ-12 activities that Kennedy had learned involved psychological warfare. EO 10920 also helps substantiate the very real concern expressed by the drafter of the burned document that the future of MJ-12 was at stake.
The authenticity of the June 28 Memorandum is also supported by a declassified set of three National Security Action Memorandums (NSAM) issued on the same day to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and also forwarded to Dulles. NSAM 55-57 placed Cold War operations firmly under the control of the Joint Chiefs. According to Col Fletcher Prouty, they were Kennedy’s main means of gaining control over covert CIA operations. This supports the content of the June 28 CIA Memorandum which involved Cold War operations by MJ-12. Furthermore, the three NSAMs help explain why the Joint Chiefs were included among the entities in the burned document’s first directive that would be excluded from UFO information.
Finally, three 1952 Top Secret memos titled: "Joint Logistic Plan for MAJESTIC" from the Joint Chiefs of Staff were declassified in 1976. One states: "The following plans in support of MAJESTIC are now under preparation: A psychological warfare plan.” Once again, this shows the relationship between MJ-12 (Majestic) operations and psychological warfare. Kennedy therefore had good reason to issue his June 28 1961 memorandum to Dulles asking him for a review of MJ-12 psychological warefare operations.
Dulles response to Kennedy’s June 28 Memorandum was an alleged letter marked TOP SECRET that was issued on November 5, 1961. Dulles’ letter gives an overview of the MJ-12 activities with regard to psychological activities. It describes UFOs as part of “Soviet propaganda” designed “to spread distrust of the government.”  Dulles’ letter acknowledged that while it was possible some “UFO cases are of non-terrestrial origin,” these did not “constitute a physical threat to national defense.” Most significantly, the letter said: “For reasons of security, I cannot divulge pertinent data on some of the more sensitive aspects of MJ-12 activities” If genuine, Dulles’ letter was giving President Kennedy only minimal information in response to his June 1961 NSAM request for a brief summary of MJ-12 activities.
Consequently, the leaked June 28, 1961 Memorandum, EO 10920 and NSAM’s 55-57 reveal that a power struggle was occurring over Executive control of Cold War psychological warfare programs and the covert activities of MJ-12.  This struggle is reflected in the Burned Document which requests others involved in running MJ-12 to respond by October. The response of other MJ-12 members presumably led to Dulles November 5 letter to Kennedy. The letter firmly suggests that MJ-12 had decided not to cooperate with Kennedy and authorized the set of directives drafted by Dulles. Thus Kennedy’s efforts to incorporate MJ-12 psychological warfare activities under the direct control of his National Security Advisor were dismissed.
In conclusion, documents reveal that in 1961 President Kennedy was attempting to gain control over intelligence activities related to Cold War psychological warfare operations. This is confirmed in Executive Order 10920 that placed interagency psychological warfare plans under the control of McGeorge Bundy. It is further supported by declassified 1952 memos from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide logistic support for MAJESTIC (MJ-12) psychological warfare programs, and three NSAM’s issued on June 28, 1961 to place covert Cold War activities under the control of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. On the same day, June 28, Kennedy contacted Allen Dulles to request a summary about MJ-12’s psychological warfare activities. Dulles November 5 response highlighted that these activities involved the UFO issue but declined to release sensitive information. These events are consistent with the content of the burned document comprising eight directives restricting access to UFO information from the President, his National Security Council Staff, including Bundy, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It can therefore be concluded that Allen Dulles was the official who drafted the document including thecryptic assassination directive. Some time shortly before his alleged November 5, 1961 letter to Kennedy, Dulles draft set of directives had been responded to and approved by six other members of MJ-12.  The implementation of the assassination directive on November 22, 1963 therefore constituted a covert coup d’etat by MJ-12.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Daughter Of John Birchers Explains Why Tea Party Idiocy Is No Laughing M...

In her book, Conner rings the alarm about how the Republican Party has been thoroughly hijacked by a dangerous coalition of Tea Partiers, libertarians, corporate interests, gun-nuts, the religious far right; interests that, she argues, constitute a newly revamped John Birch Society. "I know that Rightwing Extremism broke my family, and I don't want it to break my country."

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Speech by Mary Elizabeth Lease (circa 1890)

Wall Street Owns The Country

This is a nation of inconsistencies. The Puritans fleeing from oppression became oppressors. We fought England for our liberty and put chains on four million of blacks. We wiped out slavery and our tariff laws and national banks began a system of white wage slavery worse than the first. Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master. The West and South are bound and prostrate before the manufacturing East. Money rules, and our Vice-President is a London banker. Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags. The [political] parties lie to us and the political speakers mislead us. We were told two years ago to go to work and raise a big crop, that was all we needed. We went to work and plowed and planted; the rains fell, the sun shone, nature smiled, and we raised the big crop that they told us to; and what came of it? Eight-cent corn, ten-cent oats, two-cent beef and no price at all for butter and eggs-that's what came of it. The politicians said we suffered from overproduction. Overproduction, when 10,000 little children, so statistics tell us, starve to death every year in the United States, and over 100,000 shopgirls in New York are forced to sell their virtue for the bread their niggardly wages deny them... We want money, land and transportation. We want the abolition of the National Banks, and we want the power to make loans direct from the government. We want the foreclosure system wiped out... We will stand by our homes and stay by our fireside by force if necessary, and we will not pay our debts to the loan-shark companies until the government pays its debts to us. The people are at bay; let the bloodhounds of money who dogged us thus far beware. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013


The Greatest Lesson of the Second Punic War is that Hannibal won every battle, and defeated the armies of Rome, but could never defeat the Empire itself. The purpose of war is supposed to be victory over one's enemy, but unless you exterminate ever last child, you can never win such a war, you can only survive it. Thus, War should be avoided unless it is necessary, defensive, and ultimately winnable. Hannibal's rage for revenge was impressive and cost Rome dearly, but completely unnecessary. The irony was that the Second Punic War inspired Roam to expand its empire across the known world, in order to defend its way of life, just like America.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

In 1994, at the United Nations Earth Summit, they planed to save the future.

Yesterday, I met another climate change denier who brought up the subject of the 'nefarious' Agenda 21, which he claimed was designed by the State of California to take farms and ranches from citizens under eminent domain law for the purpose of developing their land into 200 sq. foot condos and creating walkable neighborhoods in order to avoid global warming.

Well, I didn't believe him, so I looked it up, And "Agenda 21" is real! (sort of)

Agenda 21 is a non-binding voluntary UN agreement from 1994. It is directed toward combatting poverty, changing consumption patterns, promoting health, achieving a more sustainable population, and sustainable settlement in the 21st century.

In addition, Agenda 21, is designed to fix environmental issues, by implementing atmospheric protection, combating deforestation, protecting fragile environments, conservation of biological diversity (biodiversity), control of pollution and the management of biotechnology, and radioactive wastes.

Agenda 21 calls for social justice, and therefore calls for strengthening the roles of children and youth, women, NGOs, local authorities, business and industry, and workers; and strengthening the role of indigenous peoples, their communities, and farmers.

The idea is to implement Agenda 21 over the next 87 years, implementation includes science, technology transfer, education, international institutions and financial mechanisms.

After learning about AGENDA 21, I now know that I'm not alone. That 20 years ago, while we were not paying attention, a team of academics and world leaders worked diligently and laid out an intelligent blueprint to save the future. They just didn't know how to market it.


Friday, December 6, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Florida cop arrested for refusing to remove Guy Fawkes SPEAKS...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Entertain Me -

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dirty Wars - Jeremy Scahill

A new docudrama, Dirty Wars, about the Joint Special Operations Command, a division of the US Military that does global assassinations, is coming to San Diego. We have a unique opportunity to screen this film in San Diego, on May 2nd, at Hoover High School Auditorium. Event starts at 7PM, be early. 

As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, 
he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams “find, fix, and finish” their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for the “kill list,” including U.S. citizens.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jeremy Scahill - "Dirty Wars"

The World Is a Battlefield: Obama’s Expanding Drone Attacks

Amy Goodman interviews Jeremy Scahill on his new book "Dirty Wars"
and exposes the heroism of Bradley Manning and Wikileaks.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

American Death Squads in Iraq

The CIA’s “Mystery Man” in Baghdad: Salvador-Style Death Squads in Iraq

Documentary on death squads, torture, secret prisons in Iraq

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Image: Retired Col. James Steele
Official Washington has long ignored the genocide and terrorism that Ronald Reagan inflicted on Central America in the 1980s, making it easier to genuflect before the Republican presidential icon. That also helped Reagan’s “death squad” tactics resurface in Iraq last decade.
A recent British documentary Death squads, torture, secret prisons in Iraq, and General David Petraeus are among the featured atrocities in a new British documentary – “James Steele: America’s Mystery Man in Iraq” – the result of a 15-month investigation by Guardian Films and BBC Arabic, exploring war crimes long denied by the Pentagon but confirmed by thousands of military field reports made public by WikiLeaks.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Drone Man Protest

Apparently, it is OK for the US Government to use drones to assassinate US Citizens, but you need a permit to fly your own drone over the the 'Drone Man' in La Jolla.

Early Friday, about 40 protesters organized by the group CodePink descended on an upscale La Jolla neighborhood to stage a street demonstration in front of the home of Neal Blue, chief executive officer of General Atomics, which manufactures the Predator drone.

At Blue’s gated home, protesters had to abort plan to fly a small, drone-like vehicle equipped with a camera of the house. San Diego police stopped the craft’s operator, saying no permit for such a flight had been secured.

The group conducted a similar demonstration later Friday at General Atomics La Jolla offices before moving to Northrop Grumman in Kearny Mesa, whose products include the Global Hawk.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Reprinted for Posterity: Bradley Manning's Statement

everything below is reprinted from Alex O'Brian's blog, see more ...

Pfc. Bradley E. Manning's Statement for the Providence Inquiry

For more information on the lack of public and press access to United States v. Pfc. Manning, visit the Center for Constitutional Rights, which filed a petition requesting the Army Court of Criminal Appeals (ACCA) "to order the Judge to grant the public and press access to the government's motion papers, the court's own orders, and transcripts of proceedings, none of which have been made public to date."
The statement below was read by Private First Class Bradley E. Manning at the providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification under Article 92 with a substituted time frame for the offense, and nine specifications for lesser included offenses under Article 134. Below is a transcript was taken by journalist Alexa O'Brien at the Article 39(a) session of United States v. Pfc. Bradley Manning on February 28, 2013 at Fort Meade, MD, USA and published on March 1, 2013. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications.
On March 11, 2013, Manning's providence inquiry statement was officially released. See below. On March 12, 2013, leaked audio of Manning reading his statement was published by The Freedom of the Press Foundation.
Thumbnail image for 210px-Bradley_Manning_US_Army.jpgJudge Lind: Pfc. Manning you may read your statement.
Pfc. Bradley Manning: Yes, your Honor. I wrote this statement in the confinement facility. Start now. The following facts are provided in support of the providence inquiry for my court martial, United States v. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning.
Personal Facts.
I am a twenty-five year old Private First Class in the United States Army currently assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, HHC, US Army Garrison (USAG), Joint Base Myer, Henderson Hall, Fort Meyer, Virginia.
My [exodus?] assignment I was assigned to HHC, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY. My primary military occupational specialty or MOS is 35 Foxtrot intelligence analyst. I entered active duty status on 2 October 2007. I enlisted with the hope of obtaining both real world experience and earning benefits under the GI Bill for college opportunities.
Facts regarding my position as an intelligence analyst. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Shock Doctrine: Disaster Capitalism - Naomi Kline

Understanding the problem is the first step toward a solution. Read The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine

In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world-- through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.

At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq’s civil war, a new law is unveiled that would allow Shell and BP to claim the country’s vast oil reserves…. Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly out-sources the running of the “War on Terror” to Halliburton and Blackwater…. After a tsunami wipes out the coasts of Southeast Asia, the pristine beaches are auctioned off to tourist resorts.... New Orleans’s residents, scattered from Hurricane Katrina, discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be reopened…. These events are examples of “the shock doctrine”: using the public’s disorientation following massive collective shocks – wars, terrorist attacks, or natural disasters -- to achieve control by imposing economic shock therapy. Sometimes, when the first two shocks don’t succeed in wiping out resistance, a third shock is employed: the electrode in the prison cell or the Taser gun on the streets.

Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting in disaster zones, The Shock Doctrine vividly shows how disaster capitalism – the rapid-fire corporate reengineering of societies still reeling from shock – did not begin with September 11, 2001. The book traces its origins back fifty years, to the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman, which produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today. New, surprising connections are drawn between economic policy, “shock and awe” warfare and covert CIA-funded experiments in electroshock and sensory deprivation in the 1950s, research that helped write the torture manuals used today in Guantanamo Bay.

The Shock Doctrine follows the application of these ideas through our contemporary history, showing in riveting detail how well-known events of the recent past have been deliberate, active theatres for the shock doctrine, among them: Pinochet’s coup in Chile in 1973, the Falklands War in 1982, the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Asian Financial crisis in 1997 and Hurricane Mitch in 1998. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gillibrand Presses Military Officials on Sexual Assault

During yesterday's Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee hearing on military sexual assault, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand refused to accept rhetoric over reality, taking military leaders to task for claiming that commanders need convening authority--the definitive power to determine when to hear cases of sexual assault and when to overturn convictions--to maintain good discipline and order.

Gillibrand Presses Military Officials on Sexual Assault

Senator Gillibrand takes apart the Military InJustice Leaders.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The spark that lit the fuse ...

When 1% owns 40% of the wealth and the bottom 40% owns 1%, it may be time for the revolution.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hubris: MSNBC’s Reexamines of Bush’s Iraq War Lies

On the 10th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Iraq War
Was 9/11/01 a False Flag Event or just gross incompetence?
“It was a shock. It was a total shock. I couldn’t believe the vice president was saying this, you know? In doing work with the CIA on Iraq WMD, through all the briefings I heard at Langley, I never saw one piece of credible evidence that there was an ongoing program. And that’s when I began to believe they’re getting serious about this. They wanna go into Iraq.” -- That Zinni quote should almost end the debate on whether the Bush-Cheney administration purposefully guided the nation into war with misinformation and disinformation.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

A story that needed to be told. Listen to the Fresh Air Interview with Nick Turse. After you finish crying, consider the war reparations we need to make to Vietnam. 50,000 American dead, 3-5 Million Vietnamese - most women and children. 200 atrocities recorded in this book made possible by the US National Archives.
"It's suffering on an almost unimaginable scale, and it was generally due to heavy firepower," Turse says. "It's not these microlevel atrocities in most circumstances."
"I asked the archivist, I said, 'Who's worked with this before?' And he told me that people had looked at one or two individual case files, but that no one had really worked with the records in total. And when I looked at them, I realized that these weren't in the secondary literature anywhere. Most of these cases had never been written about by historians, so I knew that this was a significant collection. And it took me a while, but I knew that I needed to work with it." Turse eventually interviewed more than 100 veterans, and says that the killings "stemmed from deliberate policies that were dictated at the highest levels of the U.S. military" — and that those policies prioritized body count.

Never Forget

Building 7 WTC 2001

Events - The San Diego County Community Coalition