Military Commissions Will Try 9/11 Suspects

April 7th, 2011

by Stephen Lendman

On April 4, New York Times writer Charlie Savage headlined, "In a Reversal, Military Trials for 9/11 Cases," saying:

After months of indecision, the Obama administration "will prosecute Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) and four other (suspects) accused of plotting the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks before a military commission and not a civilian court, as it once planned."

In fact, candidate Obama pledged:

"As president, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act, and adhere to the Geneva Conventions...."

On January 22, 2009, he signed an Executive Order (EO) to close Guantanamo in one year.

More promises made. More broken. Obama's record is near-perfect showing nothing he says can be believed.

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BS Elitist Presidential Poll Shows Trump #2

April 7th, 2011

By Silver Shield

The Elite’s Main Stream Media has already started to marginalize and control the growing Freedom Movement. The WSJ/NBC conducted a poll of likely Republican primary voters and only gave the voters the choice of the Elite’s sock puppet candidates. Ron Paul was not a choice in the 9 candidate field. Even more mysteriously, Ron Paul was missing from the Tea Party specific poll. The big headline story was that Donald Trump is all of the sudden the #2 candidate on the poll. Even though we are way early in this race, I want to expose this Elitist plan to prevent any real revolution in this country.

I have already pegged Donald Trump as an Elitist shill that will spout the new Neo Con agenda of China being the enemy and that Muslims are a problem. His bombastic rhetoric is designed to take some of the legitimate anger Americans are feeling and vent it on outside enemies, instead of the Elite that control our world. (Please read Beware Of The Patriot Pied Pipers, Donald Trump- Hypocrite, Elitist Tool and War Monger, The Elite’s 10 Pronged Attack on Freedom, Donald Trump- Arrogant, Elitist, Attack Dog and Don’t Fall For The Beck vs. Trump Soap Opera.)

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Republican Plan to End Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

April 7th, 2011

by Stephen Lendman

Public rhetoric obscures important facts about these plans politicians won't discuss in their zeal to end them incrementally.

Medicaid is welfare for low-income beneficiaries, jointly funded by the states and Washington, managed at the state level.

Social Security and Medicare are insurance programs, funded by worker-employer payroll tax deductions. They're contractual federal obligations to eligible recipients who qualify. However, you'd never know it the way both programs are publicly discussed, explaining everything but the truth.

On August 14, 1935, the Social Security Act became law, known as the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program (OASDI). It provides retirement, disability, survivorship, and death benefits. It's still America's most effective poverty reduction program that's worked remarkably well since inception. It exists to provide secure inflation-adjusted retirement or disability income, unlike risking personal savings to create private wealth and perhaps lose it.

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Ivory Coast and Bretton Woods: Soros’s spectre

April 7th, 2011

A man, a plan -- a new Ivory Coast. Eric Walberg looks at the rationale behind the Western intervention

Few around the world watching the drama unfolding in Ivory Coast rout for the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, who to his credit held reasonably fair elections last year, but then promptly ignored the results, suddenly claiming that those who voted for his rival Alassane Ouattara were not really citizens of Ivory Coast at all. With even the cautious African Union against him, his demise looks inevitable.

This good guy/ bad guy scenario, with modest, universally approved international intervention under UN auspices, is a perfect example of “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P), the policy for governing the world promoted by George Soros, probably the most important single individual shaping the political and economic world order today. The greatest speculator of all times, he has become a legend as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England”, philanthropist extraordinaire, loved and loathed for his massive funding of world financial, economic and political reforms that meets his approval,. He has been doing this for 30 years now, as author of Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism (2000), author of colour revolutions, and supporter of the UN and not-so-UN interventions such as that in Ivory Coast.

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The Link Between War and Big Finance

April 7th, 2011

Veterans For Peace Endorses the April 15th Rally and Protest in Union Square Park

By Kevin Zeese

Veterans For Peace has joined in endorsing “Sounds of Resistance,” a concert and protest against Wall Street banks that draws the connections between militarism, Wall Street, the wealth divide and the downward spiral of the wealth of most Americans. The event, on April 15 at 11:00 a.m. in New York City’s Union Square Park, is part of a democratic awakening that more and more Americans are joining.

Americans are recognizing the link between the military-industrial complex and the Wall Street oligarchs—a connection that goes back to the beginning of the modern U.S. empire. Banks have always profited from war because the debt created by banks results in ongoing war profit for big finance; and because wars have been used to open countries to U.S. corporate and banking interests. Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan wrote: “the large banking interests were deeply interested in the world war because of the wide opportunities for large profits.”

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