Tuesday, March 4, 2014

White House new director for community partnerships George Selim admits to hundreds of meetings with CAIR. Photo Credit: Edward Cash According to the Daily Caller, aides to President Barack Obama have been holding “hundreds” of meetings behind closed-doors with representatives of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim advocacy organization, with close ties to Hamas and its parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood. George Selim, the White House new director for community partnerships, a position formed this year to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and Muslim social service agencies, was the source of the information regarding CAIR and the White House. In response to a question by the Daily Caller whether or not his office refuses to meet with any Muslim groups, Selim said that there are “hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues.” Dr. George Selim used to be a policy advisor for the Office of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in the Department of Homeland Security. During the 2009 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial, Federal prosecutors proved that CAIR and its founders were part of a group set up by the Muslim Brotherhood to support Hamas. The trial ended with guilty verdicts on all charges against HLF and five of its officers. They were sentenced to between 15 and 65 years in prison, including 65 years for Ghassan Elashi, the founder of CAIR’s Dallas chapter Neil Munro, the Daily Caller reporter, writes that after Selim admitted to his office’s the extensive ties with CAIR, he walked away, then came back to threaten Munro that he was not allowed to record his comments. Selim’s deputy director, Adnan Kifayat, also tried to intimidate Munro on taping the interview with Selim. “That was wrong… it is really bad form,” he said, threatening that taping his boss without permission could be a felony. It isn’t. But it could be a felony for White House employees to communicate with CAIR. Last month, the House of Representatives ordered the Department of Justice to end all contacts with CAIR. The committee report accompanying the 2013 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, passed in May by the House, clearly reads: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has an existing policy prohibiting its employees from engaging in any formal non-investigative cooperation with CAIR [and] the committee encourages the attorney general to adopt a similar policy for all department officials.” For more background on CAIR we recommend the Middle East Quarterly’s “CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment.”
Aides to President Barack Obama have been holding “hundreds” of meetings behind closed-doors with representatives of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), America's largest Muslim advocacy...
The Jewish Press|By Jacob Edelist
White House new director for community partnerships George Selim admits to hundreds of meetings with CAIR. Photo Credit: Edward Cash According to the Daily Caller, aides to President Barack Obama have been holding “hundreds” of meetings behind closed-doors with representatives of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim advocacy organization, with close ties to Hamas and its parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood. George Selim, the White House new director for community partnerships, a position formed this year to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and Muslim social service agencies, was the source of the information regarding CAIR and the White House. In response to a question by the Daily Caller whether or not his office refuses to meet with any Muslim groups, Selim said that there are “hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues.” Dr. George Selim used to be a policy advisor for the Office of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in the Department of Homeland Security. During the 2009 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial, Federal prosecutors proved that CAIR and its founders were part of a group set up by the Muslim Brotherhood to support Hamas. The trial ended with guilty verdicts on all charges against HLF and five of its officers. They were sentenced to between 15 and 65 years in prison, including 65 years for Ghassan Elashi, the founder of CAIR’s Dallas chapter Neil Munro, the Daily Caller reporter, writes that after Selim admitted to his office’s the extensive ties with CAIR, he walked away, then came back to threaten Munro that he was not allowed to record his comments. Selim’s deputy director, Adnan Kifayat, also tried to intimidate Munro on taping the interview with Selim. “That was wrong… it is really bad form,” he said, threatening that taping his boss without permission could be a felony. It isn’t. But it could be a felony for White House employees to communicate with CAIR. Last month, the House of Representatives ordered the Department of Justice to end all contacts with CAIR. The committee report accompanying the 2013 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, passed in May by the House, clearly reads: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has an existing policy prohibiting its employees from engaging in any formal non-investigative cooperation with CAIR [and] the committee encourages the attorney general to adopt a similar policy for all department officials.” For more background on CAIR we recommend the Middle East Quarterly’s “CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment.”

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By: Jacob Edelist Published: June 9th, 2012 print tell a friend White House new director for community partnerships George Selim admits to hundreds of meetings with CAIR. White House new director for community partnerships George Selim admits to hundreds of meetings with CAIR. Photo Credit: Edward Cash According to the Daily Caller, aides to President Barack Obama have been holding “hundreds” of meetings behind closed-doors with representatives of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim advocacy organization, with close ties to Hamas and its parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood. George Selim, the White House new director for community partnerships, a position formed this year to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and Muslim social service agencies, was the source of the information regarding CAIR and the White House. In response to a question by the Daily Caller whether or not his office refuses to meet with any Muslim groups, Selim said that there are “hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues.” Dr. George Selim used to be a policy advisor for the Office of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in the Department of Homeland Security. During the 2009 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial, Federal prosecutors proved that CAIR and its founders were part of a group set up by the Muslim Brotherhood to support Hamas. The trial ended with guilty verdicts on all charges against HLF and five of its officers. They were sentenced to between 15 and 65 years in prison, including 65 years for Ghassan Elashi, the founder of CAIR’s Dallas chapter Neil Munro, the Daily Caller reporter, writes that after Selim admitted to his office’s the extensive ties with CAIR, he walked away, then came back to threaten Munro that he was not allowed to record his comments. Selim’s deputy director, Adnan Kifayat, also tried to intimidate Munro on taping the interview with Selim. “That was wrong… it is really bad form,” he said, threatening that taping his boss without permission could be a felony. It isn’t. But it could be a felony for White House employees to communicate with CAIR. Last month, the House of Representatives ordered the Department of Justice to end all contacts with CAIR. The committee report accompanying the 2013 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, passed in May by the House, clearly reads: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has an existing policy prohibiting its employees from engaging in any formal non-investigative cooperation with CAIR [and] the committee encourages the attorney general to adopt a similar policy for all department officials.” For more background on CAIR we recommend the Middle East Quarterly’s “CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment.” print tell a friend About the Author: Click Here! If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page. Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost. 2 Responses to “Obama White House Held ‘Hundreds’ of Meetings with Hamas-Tied CAIR: Official”

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PROOF Obama Is A Member Of The Muslim Brotherhood

PROOF Obama Is A Member Of The Muslim Brotherhood

Americans are Obama’s enemy. The Muslim Brotherhood are his allies. Watch our exclusive video for proof...


Barack Obama has gorged his administration with Muslim Brotherhood members.
Obama openly backed the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt.  And Obama’s minions are plotting their return to power.
The Muslim Brotherhood front group, Council on American Islamic Relations—found to have funneled millions of dollars to the terrorist group Hamas—have met with White House officials hundreds of times.
The most pernicious act, however, of this Quran-toting President, Barack Hussein Obama—revealed in a classified State Department memo this week—is that Muslim Brotherhood members are regularly given VIP treatment at airports, not being subject to the TSA’s unconstitutional searches. No body scanners, no invasive searches, no Muslim Brotherhood members’ children having TSA agents stick their hands down their pants. Their treatment has been likened to that given to Saudi royalty!
Americans are Obama’s enemy. The Muslim Brotherhood are his allies. And the incontrovertible fact, as proclaimed widely throughout Egypt and screamed out in front page newspaper headlines, is that “Barack Hussein Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood!”
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Obama Orders The Murder Of Two American Citizens





Obama Orders The Murder Of Two American Citizens

According to Jeremy Scahill’s blockbuster book and academy award-nominated documentary Dirty Wars, Obama ordered the execution of two American citizens in Yemen, details of which have been hidden from the American public.

According to Jeremy Scahill’s blockbuster book and academy award-nominated documentary Dirty Wars, Obama ordered the execution of two American citizens in Yemen, details of which have been hidden from the American public. This comes after the shocking news that Obama rained hellfire missiles on a marriage procession in Yemen.
According to Scahill, literally hundreds of civilians have been murdered by Barack Hussein Obama, and at least two American citizens—possibly more.
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As World Order Implodes, Obama Promises to Act... Against Israel

As World Order Implodes, Obama Promises to Act... Against Israel

In a bombshell interview with Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg, President Obama issued his most direct public threats ever against Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

'Bibi’, the President all but said, ‘if you don’t accept the peace plan that my Secretary of State hasn't even released yet, you will ruin your country.’ The interview was released for publication almost the very moment as Netanyahu’s plane departed to meet with Obama in Washington.
In addition to droning on about the growing dangers posed by increasing Israeli settlement ‘expansion’, the "rights" of Palestinian refugees, the historic "moderation" of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and the reasonableness of the Iranian regime, President Obama used the interview with Goldberg to issue ominous new threats and dire warnings against the Jewish state if it did not agree to accept his plan to shrink Israel back inside the 1949 armistice lines.
Obama tells Goldberg that it isn't really the Palestinians who need to change. It is Israel. Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians is essentially the result of steps Israel takes to prevent such terrorism. The best way to change the Palestinian Authority's incitement to – and celebration of blood curdling violence against Jews – is for Israel to change its housing policy. 
Nothing new here. This has been the President Obama's basic position since long before he ever ran for public office; and a position shared by most of the international community. 
What is new about Obama's latest interview are his threats. If Israel doesn't do what Obama decides Israel should do, then Israel should no longer expect the U.S. to support it: “If you see no peace deal and continued aggressive settlement construction – and we have seen more aggressive settlement construction over the past couple of years – if Palestinians come to believe that the possibility of a contiguously sovereign Palestinian state is no longer within reach, then our ability to manage the fallout is going to be limited.”
If Israel accepts that Obama knows best, that his proposed solutions to Israel's problems are superior to its own, then Israel will faced increased isolation and threats. On supporting Israel, Obama says: "It is getting harder every day". He explains that Israel faces 'increasing international isolation' because there is a "genuine sense on the part of a lot of countries that this issue continues to fester and that nobody is willing to take the leap to bring it to closure."
Back in January, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon was forced to publicly apologise for comments he made to an Israeli newspaper stating his belief that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's all-consuming efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian "peace agreement" might be born out of a "misplaced obsession and messianic fervor". His comments  provoked an unusually ferocious firestorm of outrage from both the White House and State Department. It was outrageous, the State Department and White House told the world in strikingly harsh language, for anyone to question the wisdom of John Kerry's unshakeable belief that "solving" the Israeli-Palestinian still remains the foremost challenge of U.S. foreign policy. Rarely, if ever, have administration officials used such sharp and pointed language towards the actions or statements of Iran or North Korea.
In the past four days, Russian forces have seized the Crimean Peninsula, another 150,000 troops are mobilizing on Ukraine's eastern border. North Korea successfully test fired two medium range ballistic missiles. Hundreds of Christian civilians in Nigeria have slaughtered by Islamist terrorists that Obama and Kerry have pressured the Nigerian government to 'accommodate'; UN nuclear inspectors reported that Iran is accelerating development of its nuclear program thus violating last November’s agreement with America. In our own hemisphere, Venezuela's leftist regime escalated its brutal crackdown against opposition protestors, Russia announced plans to establish permanent basis in Venezuela and Cuba. In response, President Obama intensifies his rhetoric against Israel.
Maybe it is time that somebody important demand that Moshe Ya'alon retract his apology? If anything, Ya'alon’s "misplaced obsession and messianic fervor" comments might now subject him to charges of 'understatement'. 
The source of all this foolishness is much harder to accept than it is to identify. The Obama-Kerry (i.e. established Western) approach to peace in the Middle East is doomed to fail because it is built upon a false premise. It isn't Israel's current size, nor is it Israel's current housing policy, nor is it even the current Israeli Prime Minister that is the source of the problem. The problem is Israel itself. It shouldn't exist, argue its enemies. Until those who reject that existence either die off or genuinely accept the Jewish people's right to a Jewish and sovereign state of their own, there is nothing Obama, Kerry, the UN or even Israel itself can do to "fix" the "problem." 
The Middle East "Peace Industry" is much too vested to allow itself to see any perspective other than the one it has spent 60 years constructing. Since it wants peace (and most of it does), then obviously everyone else must want peace too. Since President Obama and Secretary Kerry want peace, (and they almost surely do) then obviously the Palestinian people and the PA and Hamas who claim to represent them must want peace too. Since the Palestinians want peace, their continued resorts to violence must be the result of something Israel has forced upon them. War can not be a goal in itself for Israel's enemies because it is not a goal for the Peace Industry.  
Like Ptolemists struggling to defend geocentrism after Galileo, Obama can't focus on Palestinian media incitement for the same reasons none of his predecessors did. Focusing on Palestinian incitement or terrorism would make those doing the inciting and the terrorising look bad. That might drive them away from the negotiating table. Without negotiating partners, there is no need for negotiating tables and the UN, the EU and the US have bought far too many negotiating tables to turn back now.
Obama can't remind himself, let alone the world, that it was President Abbas who urged Arafat to reject Israel's acceptance of nearly every Arafat demand in 1999 with a gruesome terror war against Israeli civilians because that would expose the falsity of his premise that the Palestinians truly want peace. He can't point to opinion poll after opinion poll that shows an overwhelming majority of Palestinians reject the two state solution because that might undermine the carefully crafted image created by the West that Mahmoud Abbas represents a people who Obama says "yearn for peace with Israel."
The President is hardly alone. Nearly the whole world has now developed an interest in ignoring Palestinian incitement. None more so than the world's media. Focusing on Palestinian incitement would make the media look not just foolish but dishonest. It would threaten the entire foundation upon which Middle East peace making has been built over the past 60 years. Jettisoning the current approach to 'Middle East peace making' would upend an entire industry. It would spell the end for lavishly funded Washington peace institutes; it would mean no more glamorous global conferences, no more UN confabs and worst of all, perish the thought, no more Nobel Prizes for Middle East Peace Making.  
The late Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov all but predicted the consequences of the UN's infamous 1975 "Zionism is Racism" Resolution when he said: "It will only contribute to anti-semitism by giving it the appearance of international legality". 
Even years after its repeal, the sentiment that resolution validated lives on. It created a moral and legal justification for those who seek to destroy the very state created as a consequence of genocide and an antidote to future race-murder.    

The Powers and Abuses of America’s Mega-Corporations

The Powers and Abuses of America’s Mega-Corporations

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“Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person.” -- Anonymous
In 2010 the NeoConservative, pro-corporate, anti-democratic Roberts’ 5/4 Supreme Court’s decided in the  Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling to grant personhood to corporations by allowing unlimited, anonymous monetary contributions to political campaigns and candidates. This ruling, called by many to be the worst Supreme Court decision of the past century, has emboldened the already powerful and corruptible multinational corporations (that now have achieved dominion over US politics as well as the economy) to “buy” any number of politicians and brain-wash voters by multi-million dollar ad campaigns that the rest of us can’t afford to counter in state and national elections.
The US Supreme Court has thus made legal the absurd notion that inanimate corporations like PolyMet and GTac (potential despoilers of northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin’s irreplaceable wetlands, aquifers and aboriginal land and water rights) deserve the same privileges (but not the same responsibilities) as living humans.
After the ruling came down, there was only a brief bit of outrage from the so-called national leadership of our essentially “one-party system” (one-party, that is, when it comes to the GOP and Democratic Party’s corporate and militarist agendas). What outrage was expressed was quickly drowned out by a well-timed, mainstream media-orchestrated “tempest in a teapot”, namely Toyota’s recall of tens of thousands of accelerator pedals (that had only infrequently been the cause of significant accidents).
What Should be the Punishment for Corporate Entities That Plunder and Pillage?
The following question about the consequences of the Supreme Court’s democracy-threatening decision must be asked:
If corporations are given the privileges of personhood, shouldn’t they also bear the same responsibilities and incur the same punishments as individuals when they commit crimes, poison the water and air or rape the land?
 Peace and justice activists applauded when the citizens of Shapleigh, Maine protected their water rights last year from the insatiable water-extracting corporate giant Nestle. (See video and more information on this episode at: (http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/40335).
Nestle, one of the many multinational corporate exploiters, has no allegiance to Maine, Minnesota or Wisconsin or any other state where this foreign entity tries to extract water or minerals that never were theirs to begin with. But when the minerals have been depleted and the water has been polluted or drained, Nestle, PolyMet and GTac will be gone, and so will Exxon/Mobil, British Petroleum, Halliburton, Deep Water Horizon, British Petroleum, Coca-Cola, Perrier or whatever other corporate intruder that ruthlessly extracts or poisons the people’s resources — all for the economic benefit of their faceless investors, shareholders and CEOs at their out-of-state corporate headquarters, none of whom will have to live with the poisoned environment that they have left behind.
The good citizens of Shapleigh recognized the foxes that tried to get inside their henhouse, and they did the right thing by vigorously resisting; and another underdog David — with a lot of justice, a lot of pluck and a little luck on his side — won a rare victory against another evil giant.
 Move to Amend: Overturning Citizens United
That small victory against injustice should illustrate what must be done if American democracy is ever to thrive again. The outrageous Citizens United decision must be overturned with a constitutional amendment. (See www.movetoamend.org for more.) The future of the nation, our children, the planet, our drinking water, natural habitat and aboriginal rights are all at stake. And exploitative corporations, just like other sociopathic entities, don’t seem to care.
It is important to understand that the allegiance of big corporations is to its investors, shareholders, executives and management teams, and not to the people whose lives and health depend on the sustainability of the land, water, air and food supplies. Most corporate shareholders and executives from multinational corporations that are part of Big Pharma, Big Food, Big Agribusiness, Big Oil, Big Finance, etc are motivated by profits and not the common good, and therefore they are not concerned when local resources are used up and the struggling, degraded communities are left behind to fend for themselves (after being fooled into trusting non-human corporations that are inherently untrustworthy [see below]).
”Trust us: We’re the Experts; Toxic Sludge is Good for You; We’ll Clean up After Ourselves” — and Other Corporate Lies
Conscienceless mega-corporations that swoop down on unsuspecting people and na├»ve governmental bodies, usually ask them to “trust us” and that — at some time in the uncertain future – they will un-poison the often permanently-toxified environment that they secretly intend to just leave behind. The people, understandably desperate for jobs, are usually fooled into believing well-crafted disinformation that is cunningly delivered — until it is too late and the mess that is left behind is no longer the sneaky corporation’s problem. It’s an old con.
Promises made during the courtship phase are likely to be broken with impunity when these foreign corporations are forced to pull-out, merge with other entities or file for bankruptcy. Silver-tongued experts from out of state are very good at getting us rubes up north all starry-eyed over temporary jobs, jobs, jobs while discounting the huge risks of permanent dead and dying zones being created because of their poisonous chemicals.
Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola and Union Carbide/Dow Chemical and Henry Kissinger
A good example of the many tax-avoiding American mega-corporations is Wal-Mart. A large portion of its profits go to a handful of Walton family billionaires in Arkansas. Wal-Mart successfully — and legally — avoids paying for healthcare insurance and other benefits for most of their exploited, underpaid, part-time employees, who are also victims of the corporation’s notorious union-busting policies.
US taxpayers are left holding the bag while Wal-Mart legally avoids what should ethically be their corporate responsibility: to be fair to their employees. Wal-Mart’s notorious below-subsistence level wages forces many of their workers to work a second or third job and also seek welfare benefits — a cunning cost-shifting tactic that places economic burdens on the tax-paying public.
Another example is Coca-Cola. Coke depends on water that it extracts from any water source or aquifer from which the corporation can economically extract it, including, as a particularly egregious example, the aquifers that are situated beneath thirsty, struggling, starving (and then suicidal) farmers who are losing their farms in newly drought-stricken India.
Millions of gallons of water, that have traditionally been used for farmland irrigation systems, are being depleted by Coca-Cola in order to meet the artificial demand that has been created for the sweet, sugary, caffeinated (and therefore addictive), nutritionally useless, obesity-inducing and diabetes-producing soft drink that contains a few cents worth of ingredients and then is sold to poor people everywhere for as much as the market will bear.
Coke’s predation of poor people in India and elsewhere brings to mind another corporate crime that has never been brought to justice. The infamous 1984 Union Carbide cyanide catastrophe in Bhopal, India that killed 25,000 slum-dwellers, left 100,000 permanently poisoned victims whose lives were ruined, and has left uncounted numbers of people living on poisoned soil, drinking poisoned water and breathing poisoned air.
Every person that has been exposed to the Union Carbide cyanide plant environs is chronically ill, and Indian mothers are still delivering malformed babies and dead fetuses because of the pesticide residues that cannot be detoxified. Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible for the disaster, has consistently shirked, just like most criminal entities, its moral responsibilities to the suffering victims. Carbide eventually sold itself to the equally infamous Dow Chemical, the company that brought us Agent Orange, immune-destroying silicone breast implants and a multitude of other highly profitable but very poisonous products.
Carbide’s corporate executives have been repeatedly subpoenaed to appear in Indian courts for their crimes. But the US has not honored the extradition treaties it has with India. These executives have repeatedly refused to appear and are therefore in contempt of court. There are warrants out for their arrests in India, just as there are warrants out for the arrest of Citizen Henry Kissinger for his part in international war crimes and crimes against humanity in Chile, East Timor, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, etc. All of these accused criminals remain at large, harbored by America’s Big Business-friendly, corporate-controlled nation.
Sociopathy and the DSM: The Common Denominator Linking Human and Corporate Criminals
 There are a number of common denominators that link human criminals and the multinational corporations that populate the Fortune 500 and/or Dow 30 Industrial Average lists (like Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Dow, Chevron, Exxon/Mobil, du Pont, British Petroleum, Halliburton Monsanto, Merck, Pfizer, Proctor and Gamble, Nestle, Perrier, Nike, Goldman Sachs, J P Morgan Chase, Enron, etc, etc). For one, the corporations, being just as afraid of facing the music as were Henry Kissinger, Bernie Madoff, Ken Lay and the other multibillionaires of their ilk (that are rich enough to employ rafts of cunning defense lawyers). Be certain that they will use any means necessary to evade or delay justice. Similarly, none of them can be expected to show any genuine remorse for the human suffering that their actions have caused.
There are checklist diagnoses for various personality disorders in the billing and diagnostic manual for psychiatrists (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel [DSM] which, by the way, contains no statistics – go figure). One of the 374 disorders that are listed in the 4th edition of the DSM is antisocial personality disorder (code number 301.7), which identifies chronic pathological liars, cheaters, extortionists, abusers, thieves and killers whose lack of morals, ethics or consciences commonly enables them to avoid being caught or punished for crimes and misdeeds.
These “sociopaths” (aka psychopaths) typically refuse to accept blame or responsibility for their actions. In the case of sociopathic mega-corporations that are occasionally successfully sued in court, business-friendly judges will often allow a gag rule to be imposed against the plaintiff and may also allow the corporation to deny any wrong-doing even as it accepts the penalty!
Those supposedly “human” corporate entities can easily meet the criteria of antisocial personality disorder, and thus they seem to be incapable of showing genuine remorse if or when they are caught or convicted for their crimes. (Learn more about corporate sociopathy at http://www.thecorporation.com/ or by watching the 2003 Canadian documentary titled The Corporation at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHrhqtY2khc.)
Below are seven diagnostic criteria that are used to diagnose antisocial (aka, sociopathic or psychopathic) personality disorder in humans (be mindful that only three of the seven are needed for a positive diagnosis):
 1) callous disregard for the feelings of other people
2) the incapacity to maintain human relationships
3) reckless disregard for the safety of others
4) aggressiveness
5) deceitfulness (repeated lying and conning others for profit)
6) incapacity to experience guilt and
7) the failure to conform to social norms and respect for the law.
 Other common traits manifested by sociopaths include:
 Lack of conscience
Lack of remorse for evils done to others
Indifference to the suffering of its victims
Rationalizes (makes excuses for) having hurt, mistreated or stolen from others
Willingness to exploit, seduce or manipulate others
No sign of delusional or irrational thinking
Cunning, clever
Usually above average intelligence
Always looking for ways to make money or achieve fame or notoriety
Willing to cause or contribute to the financial ruin of others
Untrustworthy
Cannot be trusted to adhere to conventional standards of morality.
 We are talking about criminality in individuals that are not considered mentally ill. Sadly, sociopaths are, for all intents and purposes, totally sane but are also incurable of their personality disorder. These individuals make up at least 4% of the US population, although certain professions, such as the killing professions, tend to attract larger percentages of them (read The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us, by Martha Stout, PhD – buy it at: https://www.google.com/#q=The+Sociopath+next+door).
Actually the exact number of sociopaths — humans or their corporate counterparts — is not precisely known, but, lacking a conscience, neither truly feels guilty about their misdeeds. And therefore they never truly try to change. Believing that there is nothing wrong with them, human sociopaths rarely ask for help, and corporations are no different, especially when the law and the markets are on their side.
If and when human sociopaths are court-ordered to submit to evaluation and “treatment”, they typically only pretend to change until the pressure is off and their unethical or criminal activities look doable again. Academic psychologists tell us that attempts to rehabilitate full-fledged sociopaths are useless, although the often charming, charismatic, silver-tongued sociopath will commonly fool the treatment team into thinking progress is being made.
And sociopathic corporations don’t seem to have much trouble seducing regulatory agencies, local governmental entities and desperate underemployed workers by promising jobs and a secret un-tested plan to prevent environmental catastrophes. Only when it’s too late and the megacorporation has skipped the country with the loot will all the painful truths come out.
What Should be the Punishment for Sociopathic Corporations When They Lie, Cheat, Advertise Falsely, Act Unethically, Poison or Rape the Environment or Commit Crimes?
Experienced psychologists tell us that sociopathic individuals that have committed crimes have to be locked away to protect society from them.
So a number of questions need to be asked, “what needs to be done with corporate entities that meet three of the seven criteria above? What needs to be done with corporations that have a history of deceiving, lying, cheating, raping the land, poisoning the water, fouling the air or otherwise acting unethically?
Given the anti-constitutional 2010 Roberts’ Supreme Court ruling granting personhood to corporations (Citizens United), shouldn’t sociopathic corporations be dealt with just like their human counterparts when they act criminally? Shouldn’t long prison sentences be given to the CEOs, Boards of Directors and management teams? Shouldn’t there be confiscation of property or even capital punishment in the case of egregious cases including mass deaths as in the cases of Union Carbide, Coca-Cola and Merck (examples: the Vioxx and Gardisil deaths)?
I hasten to add that I am against capital punishment for humans, but any person with a conscience and more than a double digit IQ knows that corporations are not really human. Corporations don’t bleed and don’t cry out in pain during the execution process, although they may plead for mercy while shedding insincere crocodile tears. Capital punishment for corporations, contrary to the data on capital punishment for humans, would prevent a lot of future sociopathic behaviors.
What about the crime of rape as applied to corporations? Rape has several definitions, including the following ones that are in my dictionary:
 1) Any violent seizure or hostile action against a weaker opponent;
2) to rob or plunder;
3) the act of seizing and carrying off by force;
4) the crime of having forcible sexual intercourse without consent.
Corporations that plunder, pollute or poison Mother Earth (or do hostile mergers and acquisitions of weaker companies) meet most of the above definitions for rape. Shouldn’t our society punish corporate rapists/plunderers as severely as we punish human rapists?
And what about the serial corporate predators, poisoners and killers of the earth and the creatures that should have every right to co-exist on our threatened planet?
What about the known lethal poisons that thousands of unregulated chemical corporations knowingly discharge into the water, air, soil and food? Should their acts of desecration be regarded as premeditated murder? Their homicidal or ecocidal actions have already caused a multitude of die-offs of thousands of species (eventually, perhaps even humans), in the increasing numbers of dead zones in aquifers, wetlands, rivers, lakes, rivers and oceans.
What about the extractive mining companies that, with their poisonous explosives, blow the tops off mountains in Appalachia or the Philippines (and are now planned by GTac for the Penokee Mountain range of northern Wisconsin) in order to more economically extract the non-renewable mineral resources beneath? Does it make any sense whatsoever to believe them when they then claim innocence when living things downwind and downstream are sickened or die off from the poisoned water, air and toxic sludge that contaminates the previously pristine streams and aquifers that once provided safe drinking water and a healthy natural environment for fish, wildlife and humans (especially the aboriginal First Nation brothers and sisters that had their lands and livelihoods stolen from them a century or two ago)?
Zero Tolerance for Corporate Predators; Stop Them Before They do it Again!
 How many strikes should any out-of-state corporate predator be allowed before they are called out and thrown off the land and out of the game? Shouldn’t exploitive intruders be stopped before they despoil even one more aquifer, one more stream, one more lake, one more mountain or this one planet? Shouldn’t cunning, politically-connected corporate exploiters be banned, arrested, tried and punished just like the human predators that normal civilized people need to stay away from? And shouldn’t there be generous monetary restitution to the victims of past corporate crimes?
Shouldn’t corporate thieves, liars, rapists and killers be treated the same as human thieves, liars, rapists and killers? Shouldn’t we refuse to trust untrustworthy corporations that have lied in the past, even if they have spent millions of dollars on powerful, multicolored Power Point presentations, feel-good commercials, “green-washed” billboards or highly-paid lobbyists that bribe politicians and the media to be on their side?
What about corporate junkies, those executives that are addicted to their wealth, profits, prestige, corporate jets, vacation homes and quarterly bonuses? We regularly intervene for society’s human addicts who need help overcoming their gambling or drug addictions who are a danger to themselves and others. Shouldn’t there be interventions planned for these wealth addicts before they do any more damage to us or their families?
The answer, in a fair society, should be yes to all these questions, no matter how often the smiley-faced, well-dressed corporate executives — in their most cunning damage-control mode — try to convince us that their companies are “responsible citizens”. We star-struck celebrity-worshippers of high profile corporations and CEOs seem to sucker for that line again and again. But the stakes are higher this time. The survival and sustainability of the planet and its creatures is at stake.
Perhaps Corporations Should be Judged Guilty Until Proven Innocent
One wonders what should be the best approach for dealing with cold-blooded, criminal, corporate entities. Rather than applying the standard American constitutional guarantee for human citizens to be judged innocent until proven guilty, shouldn’t we be judging dangerous non-human entities as guilty until proven innocent?
I like that notion. I have often advised my psychologically traumatized patients (falsely diagnosed, by the way, of having a mental illnesses of unknown etiology) who were physically, sexually, emotionally or spiritually abused in childhood by parent figures to only give respect and forgiveness to those abusive adults when they have truly earned it, have sincerely and contritely asked to be forgiven and therefore deserve to be respected and forgiven. Psychologically speaking, not obeying — and also not respecting — one’s victimizers (even if they were parents) should be the norm in interpersonal relationships. Psychologically speaking, the existence of significant parental neglect or abuse in a family should be one of the exceptions to the 4th commandment rule (that commands children to unconditionally honor their father and their mother). Likewise, we should only do business with companies that have earned and truly deserve our respect.
Being suspicious of sociopathic entities is an important strategy to follow if one is to protect oneself from getting cheated or abused. Staying out of a sociopath’s grasp is the proper thing to do, even if the person or corporation appears on the surface to be charming or honorable, for both traits can be easily faked. Staying clear of anybody or anything that one suspects has no conscience makes tremendous sense, since conscienceless entities are also likely to be liars and thieves and are thus fully capable of rape, pillage and even murder if they can get away with such crimes.
Staying away from (boycotting) corporations that have behaved unethically in the past is one thing a person can do to combat corporate sociopathy. Guilty corporations hate it when the nonviolent tactic of economic boycott is used, but in our largely brainwashed, advertised-into-submission culture, only small minorities of people recognize — until it is too late — that they are being chumped.
Has the Corporate Coup d’etat Been Completed?
The concept of corporate power and privilege has massively benefited Big Businesses at the expense of the “consuming” public, but the reality is that it has been going on for generations. Multinational corporations and multibillionaires are increasingly in control of the White House, the US Congress and the court system, especially since Citizens United. Both political parties have been seduced by corporate campaign money/bribes.
And now, sadly, it appears that a majority of the judicial branch of the federal government has been bought off — and it appears that they are staying bought. It is not just the politicians that are controlled by corporate money anymore.
Actually, the mythical “unbiased”, “non-politicized” US Supreme Court has always been heavily influenced by corporate power. Throughout US history, it has always been wealthy corporations, wealthy businessmen, wealthy politicians, wealthy judges and wealthy attorneys that have been installed in federal judgeships by equally wealthy presidents — many of whom have been members of the same bipartisan “old boy’s clubs” such as Yale University’s elite, secretive Skull and Bones. America’s courts have always had judges that were in bed with capitalist, racist and union-busting ruling class folks who have never held the common good as a high priority.
Say Hello to Friendly American Fascism
The Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is often quoted as having said that “fascism should rightly be called corporatism as it is a merger of state and corporate power:” He should know, he invented the term and the concept. Italy’s anti-worker, union-busting corporations loved him as much as most 1930s German corporations loved and supported Hitler.
Fascism is a right-wing, nationalistic, authoritarian political ideology that rules the people with military and police state power, backed up by a secretive national security apparatus,  aggressive propaganda, control of the media and by suppression of trade unions. Therefore Big Businesses, notably the weapons industries and other war-related or police state industries thrive in fascist nations.
Fascist nations commonly violate the human rights of their own citizens (not to mention the rights of the nations that they invade and colonize). Fascists leaders try to unify the people by creating enemies, scapegoating those enemies and then, usually via false flag operations, going to war against them. Dissent is not tolerated in fascist nations and often elections are fraudulent. Oftentimes there is some sort of a merger of church and state and the fostering of anti-intellectual/anti-scientific attitudes. And there is always an obsession with law and order (police state tactics).
Sadly, there has been a slow, rolling corporate coup d’etat that has gradually overthrown America’s one person/one vote republic. America has all the marks of a plutocracy (rule by the wealthy privileged class).
Wealthy corporations and their plutocratic billionaires appear to be in charge of both major political parties, the economy and even foreign and domestic policy. And now they have their privatizing eyes on our water, our land, our breathable air and even our food (as Bob Dylan sang in Union Sundown, “I can see the day comin’ when even your home garden is gonna be against the law”.).
Elections will continue, although the choice of candidates, the orchestrated “debates” (that excludes minor party candidates), the speechifying and the value of small monetary donations will be increasingly meaningless. There will be fewer viable, courageously anti-establishment candidates like Paul Wellstone (or a Green Party or a Democratic Socialist Party candidate) for whom to cast votes. The American dream (that “you have to be asleep to believe in”, as George Carlin told us) appears to have vanished. And we sheep were asleep at the wheel when it disappeared.
Corporate Rights vs. Corporate Responsibilities
It is the greedy, non-human, conscienceless, under-regulated corporations (and NOT “man”) that have poisoned the planet’s ecosystems. It has been nonhuman corporations that have caused the economic and environmental crises — including the global weather changes. And, because they rarely get indicted, much less punished for their misdeeds, they are continuing to try to get away with planetary murder — and they don’t seem to care. Their motto seems to be: “grab everything you can steal by any means necessary; enrich your CEOs, your boards of directors, your shareholders, spokespersons, lawyers, lobbyists, legislators and judges; don’t get caught; hunker down in your gated communities with your chauffeurs and your bodyguards; hope nobody revolts; and let the devil take the hindmost.”
Wrist slaps seem to be the norm for corporations and the superrich when they are eventually “brought to justice” for their crimes. If there are any consequences for reckless or destructive business practices at all, the company usually gets assessed a relatively small, very affordable fine. For large corporations, fines are now just an affordable part of doing business. Sometimes though, a corporation about to be brought to justice will threaten to move its headquarters or its operations to another state, leaving their smelly and toxic messes to be cleaned up by somebody else, just as one would expect of a conscienceless sociopath.
The brazen action of the Roberts’ court in Citizens United might be one of the final nails in the coffin of America’s mortally wounded democracy. Given the fact that the myth of corporate personhood is now the law, it is past time that the 99% and its representatives in Congress insist that the 1% be punished as severely as are human criminals. The 99% needs to exercise its duty to preserve and defend the constitution (and the planet) from all enemies, foreign or domestic, human or corporate, even if the corporate criminals are hiding behind boardroom walls during the day or living the celebrity high life at night.
We must identify and courageously name America’s domestic enemies even if they are members of the executive, legislative or judicial branches of our federal and state governments. Naming the evil-doers (and naming the evil that they do) must be done in order to effectively confront them. Simultaneously, we need to demand that our basic human right to have access to uncontaminated water, food, soil and air (and access to affordable health care) be safe-guarded from the greedy exploiters and predators in the plutocratic classes who want to extract the wealth and resources from whomever they can. The fate of our children, grandchildren and planet Earth depends on those safe-guards.
Among the first of the many steps that must be taken if we are to reverse the multinational corporate takeover/privatization of the planet is to demand that our local, state and federal legislators reverse the Citizens United ruling and correct the damage done. (See www.movetoamend.org for more information.)
 Dr Kohls is involved in peace, nonviolence and justice issues and therefore writes about fascism, corporatism, militarism, racism, imperialism, totalitarianism, economic oppression, anti-environmentalism and other violent, unsustainable, anti-democratic movements.

Senator McCain Pimps for CIA-spawned Color Revolution in Ukraine

Senator McCain Pimps for CIA-spawned Color Revolution in Ukraine

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Globalists work to push Ukraine away from Russia into the European Union
Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
December 16, 2013
On Sunday, Arizona’s Republican Senator, John McCain, told thousands of protesters in Kiev, Ukraine, that the United States will take “concrete action” against Ukraine’s government if it moves against the demonstrations. McCain said sanctions against Ukraine “would deserve serious consideration” by Congress if Viktor Yanukovych and the Ukrainian government entered into a custom and trade agreement with Russia. Yanukovych has resisted pressure to sign off on a deal to bring the former Soviet Union republic into the European Union. Large and occasionally violent demonstrations occurred after Yanukovych signaled he would not sign the EU agreement.
“We are here to support your just cause, the sovereign right of Ukraine to determine its own destiny freely and independently. And the destiny you seek lies in Europe,” McCain said on Sunday. He traveled to Ukraine with Connecticut Democrat Senator Chris Murphy. “We … want to make it clear to Russia and Vladimir Putin that interference in the affairs of Ukraine is not acceptable to the United States,” said McCain, who is considered a leading voice on U.S. foreign policy.
Orange Revolution, Phase Two



Senators John McCain and Chris Murphy address Ukraine protesters: http://youtu.be/tPBRjtDxUVA via @youtube 
Although largely forgotten and certainly not mentioned by the establishment media, Ukraine experienced similar demonstrations back in 2004. The so-called “Orange Revolution” was orchestrated by the same players who are busily at work now — the CIA, its modern day surrogates, including the National Endowment for Democracy, the State Department, various subversive NGOs, the IMF and NATO. After the authoritarian government of pro-Russian Leonid Kuchma was accused of election fraud in favor of his preferred candidate, Viktor Yanukovich, tens of thousands of Ukrainians filled the streets of Kiev in protest. The disputed election resulted in Viktor Yushchenko, a former banker favored by Wall Street and the elite, taking over the presidency.
The company that ran Yushchenko’s election campaign, PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies, bills itself as an “international strategic communications consultancy” with offices in London, Moscow, Kiev, Riga, Almaty and Chisinau. The president of PBN, Myron Wasylyk, is also the Chairman of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. “Wasylyk’s past is revealing in that he has worked for the US Departments of State and the Interior,” writes Andy Rowell for Spinwatch, “and the Republican National Committee. For the Republicans, Wasylyk worked on the election campaigns of former U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush senior.”
“Hill and Knowlton’s overseas offices were perfect ‘cover’ for the ever-expanding CIA,” former CIA official Robert T. Crowley told Johan Carlisle of Covert Action Quarterly in 1993. In addition, the firm was responsible for orchestrating the now largely forgotten Kuwaiti “Nurse Nayirah” scam instrumental in drumming up support for the first U.S. invasion of Iraq. Nayirah, it turned out, was the daughter of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the U.S. and her testimony before Congress about Iraqi soldiers removing babies from incubators and leaving them to die was a calculated lie.
In addition to the operative Wasylyk, a roster of usual suspects worked to destabilize Ukraine. In 2004, then congressman Ron Paul told the House International Relations Committee “one part that we do know thus far is that the US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), granted millions of dollars to the Poland-America-Ukraine Cooperation Initiative (PAUCI), which is administered by the US-based Freedom House.” PAUCI funded various Ukrainian NGOs, including the International Center for Policy Studies, an operation founded by George Soros’ Open Society Institute. Viktor Yushchenko was a member of the NGO’s the advisory board, according to Paul. Freedom House specializes in undermining foreign governments disfavored by the ruling elite and receives its funding directly from the U.S. government. “Freedom House is classified in the same group with other CIA-linked organiza­tions like the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, National Endowment for Democracy, Millennium Challenge Corporation and the International Center for Journalists,” writes Phyllis Kachere. “Freedom House took an active role in the overthrow of Slobodan Milose­vic in 2000, specifically in training the non-violent student movement, known as Otpor.”
Otpor is a National Endowment for Democracy spawned operation, thus a CIA project. In addition to NED and Freedom House, Otpor received funds from USAID, the International Republican Institute, and Soros’ Open Society Institute. Pora, ostensibly a Ukrainian youth organization, was created by Otpor in 2004 specifically to oppose president Leonid Kuchma. According to Wikileaks’ Global Intelligence Files project, Pora members traveled to the United States to train in non-violent subversive tactics and strategize with the National Democratic Institute, NED, USAID, the International Republican Institute, and Soros’ Open Society Institute. Alexander Marich, the founder of Otpor, was denied entry into Ukraine during the U.S.-generated uprising. “He is a consultant with a US based institution called the Freedom House that conducts studies for the ‘export of global democracy,’ with the sponsorship of various US institutions including George Soros’ Open Society Institute,” Zaman.com, a Turkish news website, reported in November, 2004.
In 2010, following the success of the Orange Revolution, Justin Raimondo wrote that “the orange sheen” of the Yushchenko “revolution is long gone, as his regime turned out to be just as incompetent and rife with cronyism as his corrupt and venal predecessors, if not more so.” The Ukrainian “economy was paralyzed by the imposition of price controls, and corrupted by brazen influence-peddling.”
“The failure to stamp out corruption, speed up the reform process or run the country in a more inclusive way stopped the advance of democracy and ultimately put the opposition at the helm,” Deutsche Welle reported earlier this year. Endemic corruption and cronyism in government, a control mechanism favored by the global elite, has resulted in the destruction Ukraine’s middle class and business sector. As a result, many in the country hark back to the old days when Ukraine was firmly in the orbit of the Soviet Union. Others believe a European Union subsumption will cure the nation’s problems.
Embrace the Globalist Vision of Austerity and Poverty
“Gazing over protesters in central Kyiv from his hotel window, Arizona’s fanatical Republican Senator John McCain was licking his chops over the prospect of an anti-Russian Ukraine coming into being,” writes Wayne Madsen. “Ukraine, which resisted efforts by the European Union to integrate it into Europe’s banker-led federation of austerity and poverty, came into the EU’s cross hairs after it abandoned an ‘Association Agreement’ pact with the EU. Instead, Kyiv opted for a more lucrative economic union with Russia.”
 Covert to Overt- How Spontaneous Revolutions are Subverted by the US NED: http://youtu.be/dEBooLPEFes via @youtube

Madsen notes that the latest color revolution permutation is part of an ongoing effort by the globalists to prevent any sort of political, social or, most importantly, economic cooperation with Russia. “Across Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Belarus, Romania, and other countries of eastern and central Europe, the new generation of Soros agitators and provocateurs are trying to launch another series of ‘themed revolutions.’ This time the goal is, once again, prying Ukraine away from Russia and into the EU and NATO,” he writes.
On Tuesday, Ukraine and Russia plan to approve a deal to improve trade relations. Word of the agreement came hours after the European Union announced it had stop working on a trade agreement with Ukraine. It said the government in Kiev had failed to show “clear commitment” to signing the deal.
McCain was sent after Ukraine announced last month it plans to cooperate with Russia. The senator from Arizona’s assignment is to rabble rouse and intervene in Ukrainian politics. “People of Ukraine, this is your moment. This is about you, no one else. This is about the future you want for your country. This is about the future you deserve,” McCain told protesters on Sunday. “A future in Europe, a future of peace, with all of your neighbors. The free world is with you, America is with you, I am with you.”
More realistically, a decision to embrace the globalist vision of a crumbling and divisive European Union will result in additional hardship for the people of Ukraine. If a recent report by the International Red Cross is any indicator, joining the EU invariably translates into imposed austerity and resultant poverty. “Whilst other continents successfully reduce poverty, Europe adds to it,” the Red Cross report states. “Not only are more people falling into poverty, but the poor are getting poorer, and the sense is that the gaps between the wealthy and the poor are growing.”
“The world’s global bankers and purveyors of new world order dictates are relying on two weapons of mass destruction to achieve their ends: the increasingly-antiquated weapon of sanctions and the supranational financial organization-driven weapon of mandatory austerity,” Madsen wrote in March. “For those countries that acceded to the international contrivances of free trade areas and common currency zones, it has been the WMD of austerity and budgets dictated by supranational entities like the European Union, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Bank that have ruled the day.”
A poll conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology found in November that 40.8 percent favored and 33.1 percent opposed an economic deal with Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. In regard to the question of joining the European Union, 39.7 percent favored it and 35.1 percent opposed.
“Unfortunately, despite the dramatic events over the weekend, there is no easy choice, though supporters of the European option are clearly determined to bring about a change of regime, induced partly by the ham-handed and violent response by riot police,” opines the Ottawa Citizen.
It is artificial change pushed by globalist NGOs, with the threat of more economic hardship for the average Ukrainian imposed via economic sanction by Congress, but this reality is rarely if ever mentioned by the establishment media in the United States.
This article was posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Ukraine: Tense standoff in Kiev as leader orders talks

Ukraine: Tense standoff in Kiev as leader orders talks

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Victoria Butenko, CNN
updated 11:41 AM EST, Thu January 23, 2014
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Ukrainians rally against new law

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  • NEW: More than 40 protesters reportedly hospitalized following Sunday's clashes
  • Ukraine opposition leader calls on president to take part in negotiations
  • Thousands of demonstrators rally in defiance of new laws that set limitations on right to protest
  • Dozens of police, protesters injured in the violence, both sides say
Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- Ukraine's capital remained in a tense standoff Monday following clashes between anti-government protesters and police that left dozens wounded.
Thousands of demonstrators packed Kiev's Independence Square in freezing temperatures Sunday, rallying in defiance of new laws that set limitations on the right to protest.
Protesters and police accused each other of attacks during the large demonstration, which stretched into the early morning hours.
Ukraine's Interior Ministry said protesters, wearing masks and helmets, used flares, tear gas, baseball bats and stones in clashes with police, breaking doors and windows on police buses and trying to take over government buildings.
Video from the scene showed protesters and police squaring off, with demonstrators hurling Molotov cocktails toward officers.
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Some 100 police officers were injured, with more than 60 hospitalized, according to the Interior Ministry press office.
More than 100 protesters were hurt, including some politicians, the protesters' medical service reported. Forty-two protesters were hospitalized, according to the city of Kiev's health care department.
Twenty people were arrested, but minor clashes between protesters and police continued Monday.
Opposition protesting new law
Sunday's protest marked the latest fallout over legislation that lawmakers loyal to Ukraine's pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych approved Thursday. Yanukovych signed it into law soon afterward.
In a statement published on his website late Sunday, Yanukovych said he was creating a working group to overcome the political crisis and had ordered it to meet with the opposition. A meeting was scheduled for Monday.
The events come in the wake of weeks of public protests after Yanukovych's decision in November to spurn a planned trade deal with the European Union and turn toward Russia instead.
The new law includes provisions barring people from wearing helmets and masks to rallies, and from setting up tents or sound equipment without prior police permission.
Opposition politicians have objected to the way that Yanukovych's Party of Regions pushed the bill through the parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.
Vitali Klitschko, an opposition leader and former heavyweight boxing champion, said the law -- which was adopted by a show of hands -- was "invalid," according to his UDAR party's website. He stood between the police and the crowd in the square, trying to prevent violence.
He called on Yanukovych to take part in the negotiations.
"It is vital that these negotiations bring real results, because they are the only way to get out of the conflict without its escalation," Klitschko said in a statement. "If the authorities break the word once again, escalation of the situation is inevitable."
EU concerned about 'anti-democratic legislation'
EU foreign ministers and foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton, who traveled to Ukraine last year, discussed the situation in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday.
In a statement, the bloc expressed "deep concern" about the legislation and called for a democratic solution to the current political crisis.
"(The EU) calls on all actors to exercise restraint and on the authorities to fully respect and protect the peaceful demonstrators' right to assembly and speech, and the freedom of the press," it said. "All acts of violence must be duly investigated and those responsible brought to justice."
The White House urged all sides to "immediately de-escalate the situation."
"The increasing tension in Ukraine is a direct consequence of the government failing to acknowledge the legitimate grievances of its people. Instead, it has moved to weaken the foundations of Ukraine's democracy by criminalizing peaceful protest and stripping civil society and political opponents of key democratic protections under the law," Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council, said in a statement
"We urge the government of Ukraine to take steps that represent a better way forward for Ukraine, including repeal of the anti-democratic legislation signed into law in recent days, withdrawing the riot police from downtown (Kiev), and beginning a dialogue with the political opposition."
She said the U.S. would continue to consider additional steps -- including sanctions -- in response to the use of violence.
In December, despite weeks of protest by anti-government protesters, Yanukovych agreed to a deal with Russia's President Vladimir Putin for Moscow to buy Ukrainian debt and slash the price Kiev pays for its gas.
The tumult in Ukraine goes to the heart of its future ties with Russia and the rest of Europe. Ukraine is split between pro-European regions in the west and a more Russia-oriented east.
The protests have unfolded since November 21 when Yanukovych changed his stance on the EU trade pact, which had been years in the making.
The demonstrators say an EU agreement would open borders to trade and set the stage for modernization and inclusion. Ukraine's government said the terms needed to be renegotiated to better protect Ukrainians.
Journalist Victoria Butenko reported from Kiev, and CNN's Marie-Louise Gumuchian wrote in London. CNN's Antonia Mortensen and Laura Smith-Spark contributed to this report.

Soros Supported Protests Turn Violent in Ukraine

Soros Supported Protests Turn Violent in Ukraine

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Protesters want country to integrate with European Union
Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
January 20, 2014
The protests in Ukraine organized by USAID, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Freedom House, George Soros’ Open Society Institute and a host of public-private NGOs have turned violent.
Intense street battles raged in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on Monday following protests over the weekend against newly enacted laws curtailing public assembly. The law bans and imposes strict penalties for the use of stages and tents in public spaces. It also outlaws helmets and balaclavas.
The fighting began on a side street near the Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovnaya Rada, near Independence Square on Sunday.
According to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry protesters donning helmets and balaclavas used Molotov cocktails, stun grenades, flares, stones and baseball bats in attacks on police. They targeted government buildings and police buses.
The Ministry said more than 100 police officers were injured and 60 hospitalized. Around 100 protesters were also hurt and forty-two hospitalized, the health care department in Kiev reported.
The protests began after President Viktor Yanukovich decided to reestablish relations with Russia. The protesters want the government to sign a European Union Association Agreement.
For more background information on the protests and the involvement of the CIA surrogate NED, the globalist George Soros and U.S. government organizations, see our breakdown here.
This article was posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:28 am


Coup in Ukraine Illustrates America’s Addiction to Meddling and Regime Change

Coup in Ukraine Illustrates America’s Addiction to Meddling and Regime Change

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The past few monts the people of Ukraine, one of the largest countries in Europe with a sizable economic base and an agricultural breadbasket, began protesting.
The protesters largely bickering about whether or not to join the European Union, a corrupt entity created by an even more corrupt entity known as the Bilderberg Group, were eventually shown to have largely felt the sting of think tanks and questionable organizations like CANVAS, “USAID, NED, Freedom House, Open Society Institute and a host of public-private NGOs”.  There also turned out to be neo-nazi elements involved in the “uprising”.
The destabilization basically turned Ukraine into a war-zone and this reached a crescendo about a week ago and more-so the past couple days as the Ukrainian president was ousted prior to his fleeing to Russia.  Since the new gang took power they’ve threatened to aquire nukes within 6 months.  Events have been rapidly unfolding with changes made to the “official language” of Crimea, defections (1, 2, 3) of key Ukrainian military staff, the prompt rise of local independent militias (1, 2), US suspension of future trade/economic talks with Russia and suspension of joint military engagements these two superpowers previously shared. Gas prices are also soaring as one might expect and there are rallies in support of Ukraine which are reportedly being held in many Russian cities like Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
Heated words have also been exchanged as the US media has thrown a hissy fit over minor Russian moves to secure a Russian military base in Crimea.  The Ukranian Junta consequently appealed to NATO to rescue it, the US threatened sanctions against Russia and there were even reports that Russia’s minor moves also resulted in Polish tanks feeling the need to amass along the Ukrainian border.  Chris Carrington has pointed out the warning shots that pro-Russian troops fired just hours ago as the troops attempted to prevent 300 Ukrainian soldiers from approaching Crimea’s Belbek air base in Sevastopol.  He also mentioned, “Moscow has said it may be forced to drop the dollar and has threatened not to repay bank loans to the US if economic sanctions are imposed.”
Coincidentally, this is all happening as we slowly enter a new phase of global economic decline and as the Israel-US-NATO-GCC backed terrorists in Syria have generally lost morale and are being quite successfully driven out of Syria.
Strange neo-nazis aside, for outside observers who aren’t aware of the true purpose of the think tanks and the dirty work these “altruistic” NGOs are doing, they are left to simply get all riled up over yet another seemingly organic revolution happening somewhere in the world while enjoying the excitement of learning an exotic name of a far off land that they never cared about before and probably don’t even really care about now.  They are also meant to just sit, obediently ignoring the five billion dollars the US State Department has stolen via “taxes” from the US population to hammer down regime change in yet another country.  Naked imperialism thinly veiled with hollow words and largely funded by ignorant tax payers is an ugly sight.  It was horrible enough to watch in Libya, Syria, and Mali, but now it’s just getting embarrassing.  Many of these Ukrainian protestors were paid at least $25 a day for protesting, as Webster Tarpley has noted.  What a show!
As Joaquin Flores has pointed out, the neo-nazi element of the right sector is analogous to the religious extremists Syria has been fighting off for the past 3 years.  The shortsightedness of these foolish terrorists is easy to spot a mile away and so these useful idiots are taken advantage of from the get-go.
I’m not the kind of guy that says “you should have waited till an election” and I want to make that clear because I hear a lot of the observers say stuff like that, but I have to admit that only the most air-headed can ignore the brash ways with which these Ukrainian extremists took power.  I’m not saying there isn’t a time for applying force when necessary but if you’re going to do that you better make sure that your movement isn’t corrupted and full of people who take dirty-money.  If the revolution is synthetic it doesn’t work.  If it’s organic it tends to work slightly better.
What we’re seeing in Ukraine is nothing but international organizations aligned with globalist corporations executing their agenda to ensure their bottom line by using a mob to overthrow a country almost overnight, although dark occult forces are surely also at play behind the scenes ensuring that people are obedient enough to swallow the justifications to oblivion and beyond because the ultimate agenda is not just to do with maintain access to pipelines and resources.
This bloodthirsty entanglement serves the interests of international bankers in more ways than one.  Indeed, as Mahdi Nazemroaya has pointed out, a map used by the NATO Defense College and the Pentagon National War Academy as far back as 2006 was called the “The New Middle-East” and it featured not only Syria split up but even Turkey (a member of NATO) had actually also been divided on this map. That is very telling.  Nazemroaya mentioned that this map was the brainchild of Lieutenant colonel Ralph Peters, that the name of the article which accompanied this map was “Blood Borders – How A Better Middle-East Would Look” and he also mentioned it was actually in the official US armed forces journal.
Granted, this may reflect the pursuit of the “heartland” which is discussed in this video and which Russia largely seems to currently possess.  While this may be true, as I’ve cautioned before, it’s important to remember that there is no reason for these escapades to be incompatible with the globalist agenda of getting everyone to be the same and equally enslaved/destroyed.   Part of that agenda, is to inflict damage such that the “collateral damage” is maximized and the amount of refugees getting shoved out hence also gets maximized… so that these refugees can then intermix with the rest of the global population and be homogenized as much as possible.
This isn’t a happy accident and Morris is unfortunately one of the only people mentioning this angle.  As Sheik Imran Hosein has pointed out, this is indeed one of the main functions of these wars of aggression – the Zionists and their allies are seeking to replicate their way of life all over the globe “at the cost of indigenous ways of life”.  That they foment and use the ignorance/greed of others in their quest to do that is no surprise.  That’s always the case with these types of things.  “Freeway” Ricky Ross, for example, the man who was largely responsible for getting crack popular in the US thought he was doing a good thing at the time when he was bringing the “finer things in life” to the oppressed black community he found himself in and a part of.  Hindsight is always 20/20, and that will probably/hopefully be the case with those who foment “revolutions” just to get a piece of a pipeline.  Granted, launching an actual war isn’t the same as selling people crack, but you get the idea.  Sometimes subjectivity gets the best of us and we are able to be used as “useful idiots”.
There is simultaneously the obvious attempt to instill the concept of the “global citizen” and to have “the greater good” be pursued to a completely irrational and counter-productive degree.  This is aligned with destroying individuality.  While many of us are concerned about the welfare of those in Ukraine, the western media is involved in gross exaggerations of Russian intention with respect to Ukraine because, after all, we are now in a new Cold War and whenever the western powers can in any way make the Russians look bad they take that opportunity.  In reality, as Alexander Mercouris has pointed out, the only reason we are still even talking about “a Ukraine” at the moment is because of Russia’s recognition of Ukraine’s right to exist.  Many observers have pointed out the hypocrisy that the US stinks of when the US diplomats say almost anything about this ongoing synthetic revolution which they themselves are fomenting.  Just yesterday, the US showed absolutely no concern for the grievances that students in Washington DC felt were necessary to voice.  As usual, protests were squashed.  Regardless of if we agree with these protestors or if we think they are hacking at branches and not getting to root causes of problems, they still have a right to voice their grievances.
Tying yourself to the fence that surrounds a building that is supposed to represent you should not warrant you being arrested and risking having your good name be stained with a criminal record.  The punishment does not fit the crime and there really isn’t a crime there.  Now if the protestors were being paid $25 dollars a day by some foreign entity that didn’t give a crap about them and given instructions on how to make special Molotov cocktails that leave a persistent fire as they rampaged through the cities taking over key infrastructure and government buildings, perhaps that would be a different story and would be closer to a valid reason for arrest.  That sounds more like what the extremists in Ukraine did, only the flames of violence were fomented by the west… so what right does the west have waving the finger? Zero right.
Anyone with a memory would have been able to predict the US regime’s move against those students.  The US is the bully of the world and, in tandem with Israel and much of Europe, has continued to cause so much untold destruction and suffering over the past many decades that only the most deluded and smart-phone-addicted peasant would believe anything they say.  This is one giant machine driven by fear and deception.  As F. William Engdall notes, “On January 11, [2013] after more than a year of behind-the-scenes pressure on the neighboring Algeria to get them entangled in an invasion of its neighbor Mali, Hollande decided to make a direct French military intervention with US backing.” The US is now meddling in Venezuela as well as helping France with their dirty work and violations of sovereignty in the Central African Republic and Africa in general.  Why does AFRICOM even exist?  Has anybody thought about that and what the name actually entails?  How much more naked can this domination get?  Thailand’s people are rising up and even their police and protestors have recently been killed by government thugs during protests but since the US loves Thaksin there’s no finger-waving there.  We can plainly see that US representatives don’t give two flying ducks about the plight of the people of Thailand.  Nor do the US representatives care about Bahrainians, for that matter.  The people of Bahrain have been protesting a lot the past 3 years but you don’t see any Nuland cookies handed out there.
The icing on the World War 3 cake is that the internet is now flooded with people acknowledging the absurdity of John Kerry’s latest blather, “you just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests”.  This entire thing is a joke.  I’ve been searching for a good film recently but I think my search is over. This drama is more entertaining than any Hollywood film… until it spreads to home or until we remember that an entire country just got turned upside down.
How much longer can we sit idly by and watch country after country get destroyed? Sure, the entire world isn’t our responsibility but is it not clear what the underlying confusion is which leads to the conditions whereby people give up their rights and love their slavery?  Will the globalists get their “global citizen”?  Do they already have that?  Is that one reason these unjust acts of war and destabilization keep being overlooked and why the whitewash works so effectively time after time?  When these acts are finally seen for what they are, what is the proper punishment for such ruthless behavior?  Is this international conflict between the major powers merely theater as one might think when viewing the world after reading  the novel 1984 or is it more real than that?  In that novel there are only 3 countries and only some land gets taken over at a time but each party has an interest in eternal conflict as a means of distracting the sheep.
That said, this doesn’t seem to be theater for the murdered Gaddafi or the hung Hussein, since they were killed, although some say it wasn’t Gaddafi in that video… Regardless, these are all questions we need to keep our minds as we move through what is starting to look like a new phase in the economic decline of the world.  War has often been a great distraction from all sorts of horrible things.  War itself is one of the most horrible things that exists.  There is absolutely no reason to believe that the global economy is going to get better anytime soon.  It is one giant bubble being held up by fake notes which are about to be seen for how worthless they actually are.
This is all happening as the people who comprise/influence the “elite” driving this agenda ensure we are corrupted enough to celebrate yet a new world bloodbath like good little slaves.  One thing is for sure, true change always comes from within.  If the egg is broken from within, you get life.  If the egg is broken from outside you get death.  Ukraine is very near dead right now and the same fate is staring every other human-farm on this globe until we embrace this hollow notion of a “global citizen” for what it is, a shallow excuse to overlook the evil we’re swimming in and are largely consenting to with our ignorance and cowardice while we give men with bombs and planes the green light to continue the global onslaught.
If the Syrians were that convinced that their priorities were simply getting rid of Assad, they would have been able to oust him much more efficiently.  Now what has happened?  I hate Bashar just as much as Bashar’s next victim but there would have been a higher chance of him leaving if the Syrian people were left alone and not infected with outside “help” and a drastically overarching media campaign of deception waged by the western powers.  Just take a step back, for a moment, and look at how much more Iraqis were dependent on Saddam between the two Gulf Wars.
The US bombed Iraqis and suddenly then the dictator they lived under, Saddam, who never hurt them nearly as badly doesn’t look so bad anymore because he’s handing out rations to the destitute and even further impoverished Iraqi civilians.  He’s still a ruthless tyrant like the authors of the US’s National Defense Authorization Act of 2012… but now he’s seen as the savior.  The same dynamic is repeating itself in Syria.  I’m not happy when I see Bashar’s face on the flags of those celebrating the “liberation” of Syria, but I know that it is just one indication of the genuine progress that has happened in Syria as those brave people have recently endured the grave terrorist acts that were waged by thousands of militants from “over 70 countries”.  It is now that much harder to see Assad’s evil for what it is, simply because now the majority of Syria sees him as the only force that stood between them and their deaths at the hands of bloodthirsty foreign savages.
Hopefully as more people see statism for what it is they can then align with truth and Natural Law (1, 2) so that we can steer clear of divide and conquer tactics while averting the incessant mass of evil that constantly emanates from the fallacious ideologies of those in power.  It is true that the truth about events and people is attacked and undermined from all sides but the reality is worse – the very concept of truth and objectivity is currently under attack.  The new-age movement/religion, as Mark Passio points out, is one method used to attack the mind.  This religion is quite good at de-emphasizing knowledge. However, in reality we indeed have an obligation to be able to compute information efficiently and to not be lazy/imbalanced.
Knowledge is key and 2+2 does not equal 5.  “Easy” solutions are what got us in this global mess in the first place.  There’s nothing easy about speaking the truth when most people around you have their heads in the sand.  We got to this disgusting situation by ignoring the truth, not by embracing it.  We only think it’s easier to be worshiping this imaginary line which we think represents our comfort-zone.  Actually facing reality, rising up and as Mark Passio specifically mentions, “aligning our thoughts with our feelings and our actions in order to properly function and more readily rid the world of wrong-doing, deception, and slavery honestly seems like an “easier” and more productive option in the long-run.  Solving our dilemma is a lot more simple than it appears.
Amir Alwani is a musician and the founding editor of PotentNews.com.  Feel free to donate via paypal to support his work.