Saturday, April 27, 2019

Some of my tweets -- April 21 - 25

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

An Orwellian nightmare awaits us

Yup... we can all expect a grand show on the scale of an Orwellian nightmare.  Real life is becoming much, much, much stranger than fiction.  Stranger and REAL.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky at GlobalResearch
Julian Assange Was Framed by the People Who Supported Him

Julian Assange’s arrest (after almost seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy) constitutes a hideous and illegal act. He is imprisoned in Britain’s Belmarsh maximum security prison, pending his extradition to the United States. 
Statements by US prosecutors suggest that Assange would not be charged under the 1917 Espionage Act. What is contemplated are accusations of conspiring “to commit unlawful computer intrusion based on his alleged agreement to try to help Ms. Manning break an encoded portion of passcode that would have permitted her to log on to a classified military network under another user’s identity.” (NYT, April 11, 2019).

The charges can of course be changed and shifted around. Bolton-Pompeo will no doubt play a role. In a 2017 statement when he was CIA Director Mike Pompeo “referred to WikiLeaks as a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” which needed to be eradicated.”  

Assange is relentlessly accused by the corporate media of treason, acting on behalf of the Kremlin. An indictment invoking the 1917 Espionage Act remains a distinct possibility with a view to overriding The First Amendment of the US Constitution which guarantees Freedom of Expression.

Assange constitutes a new Russia-Gate media narrative? His arrest coincides with the release of the redacted version of the Mueller report.

Prepare for Wiki-Gate: a long and drawn-out legal procedure which will be the object of extensive media coverage with a view to ultimately misleading the public.  

The unspoken objective of Assange’s indictment is to  create a legal precedent which will enable Washington and its allies to arrest independent and anti-war journalists indiscriminately.

What is at stake, –revealed by Wikileaks– is that politicians in high office are the architects of war crimes. To protect them and sustain their legitimacy, they require the suppression of  freedom of expression, which in turn requires “the criminalization of justice”.

Ironically, from the very outset (over a period of more than 12 years) there has never been a concerted effort on the part of Washington (and its national security intelligence apparatus) to suppress the release of classified US government information or to close down the Wikileaks project. In fact, quite the opposite.

Because the carefully selected and redacted Wikileaks quotes by the mainstream media have been used to provide legitimacy to US “foreign policy” as well as obfuscate (through omission) many of the crimes committed by US intelligence and the Pentagon.

Wikileaks and the Mainstream Media
It is important to note that Julian Assange from the outset was supported by the mainstream media, which was involved in releasing selected and redacted versions of the leaks. And despite Assange’s arrest and imprisonment, Wikileaks continues to release compromising US diplomatic cables, the latest of which (reported by McClatchy, April 17, 2019) pertains to “evidence that US troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians” including a 5 month old infant.....

Some of my tweets ... April 15 - 20

Trump's and his son-in-law's favorite country Saudi Arabia carry out executions and a crucifixion all for Easter celebration and perhaps to coordinate with Sri Lanka terror attacks

I am guessing, the crucifixion was special entertainment for the supposedly Christian Trump and his supposedly Christian administration to remind them that Jesus Christ died by crucifixion.  Nice way to commemorate these Easter days, right? 

Dave DeCamp at Antiwar
Saudis Execute 37 in the Kingdom's Largest Mass Execution Since 2016

On Tuesday April 23rd, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia put to death 37 men on charges of terrorism, in their largest mass execution since 2016. One of the prisoners was crucified after being beheaded. Most of the prisoners were of the Shia minority, and according to Amnesty International the trials were shams that relied on information gained through torture and forced confessions.
One of the men executed was arrested for a crime he committed when he was only 16 years old. Abdulkareem al-Hawaj was arrested January 16th 2014 at a checkpoint in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, for his involvement in anti-government protests in 2012. He was allegedly tortured and forced to sign a confession that would seal his fate of capital punishment.
The Saudi Press Agency issued a statement, "The Ministry of Interior announced that capital punishment has been carried out in the regions of Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, Eastern, Qassim, and Asir on a number of culprits who have adopted the extremist terrorist ideology and formed terrorist cells to spread corruption, insecurity, chaos, sedition and sectarianism and threaten the public peace and social welfare in addition to attacking security headquarters by using explosive bombs, killing of a number of security men and breaching of the trust in cooperation with hostile parties harming the supreme interests of the country."
Not surprisingly this story has barely been a blip on the radar in the mainstream media. Since the outrage over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has quieted down the mainstream media has gone back to almost ignoring the war in Yemen and other human rights violations of one of our major allies. A recent article from FAIR written on April 9th said MSNBC had failed to cover the war in Yemen at all up to that point in 2019......

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On faithful dog and her master

Some of my tweets from April 12 - 14

Mostly on the shocking arrest of Julian Assange which has affected all people who love freedom and justice for one and all. If you value your own freedom of speech and hate injustice, you would be in camp  Assange ... no matter what you thought of some of his views.  People will always have  their own views which might not align with everything you stand for ... but should that mean that you hold those particular opinions and views from them, against them? Some of your own views might be taboo and downright stupid sounding to others ... but I am sure you would hope that if you were one day to fall into a similar situation akin to Assange's ... you would hope for support from your fellow human beings.  

Assange's only crime has been that he has made many of us  far less stupid when it comes to watching/listening/reading government propaganda relayed through the MSM,  which is the mode of operation of all war-loving (war dependent) governments of today .. the USA being at the forefront.