Sunday, August 05, 2012
Tel Aviv protest video: Thousands rally for social justice - Thousands of Israelis turn up for anti-govt demo
Should President Obama (alongside Lindsay Graham and John McCain) be wearing an orange jumpsuit?
Welcome to the beautiful and surreal reality of life under American corporatism, under a Congress that churns out thousands and thousands of pages of (often contradictory) legislation a year.
If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law? Should Obama (or at least the Justice Department) not be using “all necessary and appropriate force” including “the power to indefinitely detain” to prevent Obama and Congress from assisting al-Qaeda? Did anyone in Congress or the Obama administration even bother to read the law that they were signing? Do Federal laws no longer apply to lawmakers?
Psychology reports show that 41 percent of Palestinian children suffer from PTSD as a consequence of the brutal Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) also known as 'shell shock' or 'battle fatigue syndrome' is a serious mental condition, which is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror.
We are witnessing the beginning of “the industrial revolution of war”
Steve Watson: A prominent artificial intelligence expert has urged that president Obama is setting a horrendous precedent by embracing drone technology as a means of covert warfare.
Professor Noel Sharkey of Sheffield University, penned a piece in The Guardian today that slams the use of missile strikes using unmanned ariel vehicles, warning that what we are seeing is just the beginning of “the industrial revolution of war.”
Sharkey notes that the CIA is thought to have killed anywhere up to 1035 civilians in drone strikes outside of legitimate war zones in the last eight years, including 200 children.
“Who in their right mind would give a powerful unmanned air force to a covert organisation with such a track record for unaccountable and illegal killing?” the professor asks.
“Obama is establishing a dangerous precedent that is, at best, legally questionable in a world where more than 50 countries are acquiring the technology.” he adds.
Sharkey warns that in a modern day arms race, other countries such as Israel, India, Russia and especially China are racing to develop and export armed attack drones.
By Madison Ruppert: In a recently released surveillance video (see below) from a robbery in Garden Grove, California, we witness an incredible scene: five armed robbers tripping over each other in a frantic attempt to exit Continental Jewelry after the female 65-year-old owner came after them with her firearm.