policestateusa.com / by Site Staff in Foreign Policy / September 23, 2014
Last night, at the sole discretion of President Barack Obama, the United States officially entered the Syrian civil war and launched attacks in that sovereign nation. The president had neither obtained authorization from the U.S. Congress, nor permission from the Syrian state’s current government.
The offensive, launched in secret on , included a mix of fighter jets and bomber aircraft, accompanied by a barrage of ship-launched Tomahawk missiles, confirmed Pentagon press secretary John Kirby.
Military commanders intended to strike as many as 20 targets in the operation, primarily belonging to the Islamic State group, or “ISIS.” The U.S. began attacking that group on August 8th, 2014 — but in Iraq, not Syria.
While the U.S. Congress recently voted to provide armaments to Syrian rebels, it did not vote for direct military strikes. Nonetheless, President Obama acted without reservation and said he would not hesitate to commit more attacks in the future.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 09/23/2014 19:48
While careful to note ‘no specific threats‘ have been found, it appears the FBI and DHS have decided it’s time to show why local police departments needed to be fully militarized after all. In the first bulletin, according to Bloomberg, US security officials warned federal and local police to watch for “homegrown violent extremists” who may be motivated to attack by airstrikes in Syria. In the second bulletin, the FBI and DHS assess that disgruntled and former employees pose a significant threat to US businesses due to their authorized access to sensitive information and the networks businesses rely on (no doubt inspired by today’s dreadful occurrences at UPS in Birmingham). It’s just a good thing all those local police forces have MRAPs, don’t you feel safer already? However, don’t forget, as The UK made clear, the definition of terrorist is a tricky one since even viewing ISIS propaganda constitutes a criminal offense.
- *U.S. WARNS LOCAL POLICE TO WATCH FOR `HOMEGROWN’ EXTREMISTS
- *FBI, DHS SAY U.S. AIRSTRIKES MAY INSPIRE TERROR PLOTTING
Money well spent?
by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
Some say that the mysterious granite structures in Elbert County, Georgia were put there by members of the sustainable development movement. Others say they’re guidelines for the what the elite members of society plan to do with the world in the near future. Wherever they came from, the Georgia Guidestones as they are called, have been the topic of much controversy and conspiracy theory over the last 35 years.
Originally built in 1979 by an unknown individual, the Guidestones outline ten principles, or guidelines, for how humanity is supposed to live and be governed on planet Earth.
For those who believe that the Guidestones may be a warning of globalization and a coming New World Order, the very first message may be the most controversial. “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature,” it reads, leaving many wondering if the stones’ messages are merely suggestions, or perhaps something more sinister.
by Dean Garrison, Freedom Outpost:
For those who have often wondered what our highly controversial fusion centers are supposed to do, this might be a prime example. The Fusion Intelligence Center of Charleston, WV has been tracking ISIS recruiting and training in the area. Though their specific roles and sources of funding are often misunderstood, there are fusion centers in all 50 states that have access to sensitive and classified information long in advance of public release.
Fusion centers fall under the DHS umbrella but there has been lots of controversy in regard to who these centers answer to, and in the past they have been at the center of scandals for targeting law abiding citizens, like Ron Paul supporters, rather than tracking real potential threats.
Even before it’s made public, the Fusion Center has access to classified information from all over the world.
President commits impeachable offense
by Paul Joseph Watson, infowars:
President Barack Obama has once again flagrantly violated the U.S. constitution by launching air strikes on Syrian territory under the justification of an illegal framework and with no Congressional input whatsoever.
In a move that threatens to enflame the entire region, Washington launched a wave of Tomahawk cruise missile attacks against ISIS targets late last night. Early reports indicate that eight civilians, including three children, were killed during an aerial bombardment on the city of Raqqa.
Despite the administration enjoying widespread support for its military campaign against ISIS, with nearly two thirds of Americans advocating air strikes within Syrian territory, suspicions are rife that Washington will subsequently turn its weapons against the Assad regime, which it has been trying to overthrow for more than two years.
rom Washington’s Blog:
The word “war” has an awe-inspiring affect on people. ”It’s time for our nation to go to war.” ”Our nation is at war!” ”We are at war with (insert various).”
The word has been made a euphemism that associates ideas like tradition, greatness, endeavor, glory, majesty, history, achievement, victory, and patriotism with something that is ridiculously stupid and primitive.
What is “war”?
It’s when a group of chimps gangs up on a smaller group of chimps, kills some of them, and takes their stuff.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/23/2014 09:14 -0400
At what point is a drill more than just a drill? Maybe when it is so massive it could be confused for an invasion force, involving a mindblowing 155,000 troops, more than the armies of most sovereign nations, 4,000 armoured vehicles, 632 planes and helicopters and 84 vessels. Those are the staggering numbers taking part in the Vostok-2014 strategic exercises, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, and whose main priority is ti“demonstrate that the degree of combat preparedness in Russian troops has risen.” One almost wonders why…
Photos via Itar-Tass:
from Black Listed News:
The White House spent much of last week trying to figure out if the word “war” was the right one to describe its military actions against the Islamic State.
US Secretary of State John Kerry was at first reluctant:
“We’re engaged in a major counterterrorism operation,” he told CBS News on Sept. 11. “I think war is the wrong terminology and analogy but the fact is that we are engaged in a very significant global effort to curb terrorist activity… I don’t think people need to get into war fever on this. I think they have to view it as a heightened level of counter terrorist activity.”
Kerry said similarly hedgy things during interviews on CNN and ABC.
550,000 to 1.4 million cases by late January
On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to release its own predictions for only Liberia and Sierra Leone — the two West African countries that recently have shown the steadiest and most alarming spread of cases.
CDC scientists conclude there may be as many as 21,000 reported and unreported cases in just those two countries as soon as the end of this month, according to a draft version of the report obtained by The Associated Press. They also predict that the two countries could have a staggering 550,000 to 1.4 million cases by late January.
The agency’s numbers seem “somewhat pessimistic” and do not account for infection control efforts already underway, said Dr. Richard Wenzel, a Virginia Commonwealth University scientist who formerly led the International Society for Infectious Diseases.
Other outside experts questioned WHO’s projections and said Ebola’s spread would ultimately be slowed not only by containment measures but by changes in people’s behavior.
by Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream:
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel, says that society would be far better off if people quit trying to live past age 75. His new article entitled “Why I Hope To Die At 75” has the following very creepy subtitle: “An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly”. In the article, Emanuel forcefully argues that the quality of life for most people is significantly diminished past the age of 75 and that once we get to that age we should refuse any more medical care that will extend our lifespans. This is quite chilling to read, considering the fact that this is coming from one of the key architects of Obamacare. Of course he never uses the term “death panels” in his article, but that is obviously what Emanuel would want in a perfect world. To Emanuel, it is inefficient to waste medical resources on those that do not have a high “quality of life”. So he says that “75 is a pretty good age to aim to stop”.
Eight civilians, three of them children, have been killed in the US-led air strikes on Al-Qaeda Nusra front positions.
Eight civilians, three of them children, have been killed in the US-led air strikes on Al-Qaeda Nusra front positions, Reuters reported, citing monitors in the country.
Washington carries a series of airstrikes on the city of Raqqa in the early hours of Tuesday. At least 30 militants died in the strikes, which were carried out on IS positions in Syria. Washington informed Damascus about the operation, according to a representative of Syrian Foreign Ministry.
The strikes targeted residential buildings in Aleppo allegedly used by Al-Nusra Front, according to Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The US-led coalition’s targets also included training camps, headquarters and weapon supplies in northern and eastern Syria, with many IS locations “destroyed or damaged” around the cities of Raqqa, Deir al-Zor, Hasakah and the border town of Albu Kamal, Reuters reported.
In particular, “[Islamic State] fighters, training compounds, headquarters and command and control facilities, storage facilities, a finance center, supply trucks and armed vehicles” were hit.