How Philippines Typhoon Aid Helps U.S.
The storm that ravaged the Philippines this weekend was off the charts, so powerful that it has been dubbed a “super typhoon.”... Though Americans have prided themselves in helping countries in need, its latest effort raises a sensitive but practical question... how much importance should be placed on international disaster relief? And should this be a key mission for the Pentagon...? Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief... diplomacy, charity and military action...U.S. typically taps resources of the State Department U.S. Agency for International Development, NGOs and government agencies ranging from NASA to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....however, often the most valuable resources are military... In the wake of Haiyan — as in the wake of disasters such as the Asian tsunami of 2004 — there is no substitute for the capabilities of the U.S. military. At the level of strategic national interest does the case for tasking the U.S. military to international natural disasters hold up?... A cold-eyed evaluation suggests yes. The best battle is the one you don't have to fight. Most deployment of U.S. military resources is preventive:U.S. stations troops throughout the world in the hope of shaping the political environment to avoid sending them into combat. The U.S. conducts training exercises with almost every nation it can, in part to decrease the likelihood of conducting actual warfare...In these terms, deploying military resources for disaster relief is a remarkably effective — and inexpensive — investment in the future. One of the largest such deployments in history...the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and other assets following the 2004 Asian Aceh sunami, is estimated to have cost $857 million (PDF). That's roughly the price of three days' operations (PDF) in Afghanistan last year.
How Philippines Typhoon Aid Helps U.S.
Not 'fit to print': scientific research shows a prion-alzheimer's connection. Prions, in meat fed protein-by-products, can be avoided by eating no meat, or vegetarian-fed meat. Meanwhile we're inundated w/ scare 'science news', tests, drugs 'science' re: alzheimer disease - causes unknown, and only diagnosable by autopsy
Archives show the US government was aware of the prion-meat-CJD connection since 2001
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HHS LAUNCHES EXPANDED PLAN TO COMBAT "MAD COW DISEASE"
Aug. 23, 2001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Secretary's action plan is on the Web at: frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/ getdoc.cgi?dbname=2001_register&docid=01-21145-filed.
HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today unveiled a department-wide action plan outlining new steps to improve scientific understanding of BSE, commonly known as "mad cow disease," and related diseases known as TSEs. The plan incorporates a comprehensive approach to further strengthen surveillance, increase research resources, and expand existing inspection efforts to prevent BSE and TSEs from entering or taking hold in the United States. BSE (bovine spongioform encephalopathy) is a fatal disease that causes progressive neurological degeneration in cattle. It is one of a family of diseases called TSEs, or transmissible spongioform encephalopathies, named for sponge-like gaps that develop in the brain tissue of diseased animals or people. One TSE disease that affects humans is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a form of this disease, variant CJD (vCJD), is probably related to BSE cattle disease.There is strong scientific evidence the agent that causes BSE in cattle is the agent that causes vCJD in people....
digest: US imperialist global terror can be ended, not by legal indictments, but when revolution, led by the working class and oppressed nations, buries the fascist political-economic system where its 'justice' makes its crimes legal, just, and humanitarian. See Restructuring the World by All means, Now All Legal, p.2, http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/469
The International Tribunal on Indigenous Peoples 'and Oppressed Nations in the United States.
BILL OF PARTICULARS AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Columbus Day Promotes Genocide
Indictment of the Federal Government of the U.S. for the commission of international crime (excerpt)
By Francis A. Boyle
Native American People
1. The Defendant has perpetrated innumerable Crimes Against Peace, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes against Native American Peoples as recognized by the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles.
2. The Defendant has perpetrated the International Crime of Genocide against Native American Peoples as recognized by the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
3. The Defendant has perpetrated the International Crime of Apartheid against Native American Peoples as recognized by the 1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.
4. The Defendant has perpetrated a gross and consistent pattern of violations of the most fundamental human rights of Native American Peoples as recognized by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
5. The Defendant has perpetrated numerous and repeated violations of the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination against Native American Peoples.
6. The Defendant has systematically violated 371 treaties it concluded with Native American Peoples in wanton disregard of the basic principle of public international law and practice dictating pacta sunt servanda.
Like all imperialist world wars, the 'GWOT', by whatever name, was and is a desperate but necessary attempt by the US finance capitalist class to retain global 'leadership' by restructuring the world politically, economically and militarily.
Winning public support for such wars means getting the support of the classes whose lives, labor, lands it bleeds, and those whose class-race privilege it buys. US imperialism, without the
power to secure unilateral global rule, with rising upstart capitalists China & Russia and their growing anti-US domination blocs, with clients states and proxy's unable to secure their national subjects for US domination, losing its global grip, had to survive embarked on a permanent war which will require permanent 'bailouts' as long as it is allowed to survive.
So it is imperative to expose 'our government's historically unprecedented lies and crimes committed in our names for 'our security'.
With hundreds of years of north american 'manifest destiny' built on genocide and slavery, evolving into 'globalized capitalism' (imperialism}, and with more than a decade of well-documented evidence of 'false flag'/P20G /black ops'- triggered by the 911 greenlight for a GWOT against an 'enemy' it created - pretexts and provocations to build patriotic public opinion and support for whatever the US made legal to salvage its failing global rule...from 911 to current 'rampages' from in Newtown, L.A., Boston, D.C., Kenya
and elsewhere. From the Bush to Obama regime, all that changed was a friendlier US fascist face and the name of its fascist game....revealed in the 2001 enduring threat:
"if you aren't with us you're with the terrorists".
"The same folks bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th..."
GWB, July '07 press conference
Congress controls spending and taxation, thus the total debt level, without setting any debt limit. As of Oct 17, 2013 however the U.S. government will no longer legally be able to issue more debt because US Treasury exhausted the “extraordinary measures” set in the May budget deal to stay in the 16.7 trillion Congressional mandated federal debt limit.
The bogus 'electoral war' propaganda to hide reality, was finally solved with another major news D.C., false flag distraction. Later on PBS Newshour- where, along with all the major US TV channels - headline news was chaos that ended the life of an unarmed woman with a baby in the car. (*sample of make-it-up as-ordered-news reports).
Media's job was to cover the anti-obamacare 'electoral war' game as unrelated to the issue of bipartisan plans to raise debt level again. PBS gwen Ifil interviewed Republican Appropriations Committee senator Dent who instead of fulminating like Boehner, explained that of course Republican leadership intended to support raising the debt ceiling again and then continue its fight against ACA as it stands.
Nothing short of revolution would stop US funding trillions more to wage its global domination war by any & all means necessary. The ruling finance capitalist state is, was and, as long as it survives always will be, bipartisan. Electoral politics and govt bureaucracies serve the state ideologically, politically and financially.
part 2 next: why the state (not to be confused with its govt. bureaucracies) requires another massive bailout
October 3, 2013 1:36:07 PM Washingtom Post National News Alert: Boehner says he 'll do whatever is necessary to avoid default
cynical insider truth
GOP Congress Saved Obama from Dog House
note: www.burbankdigest.com finally has a search function for keywords / topics, 'arab spring', Katrina, QME, strategic non-violence, etc., included in digest issues - thank you friend!
USAfricom commander says U.S. supports Somali government to retake Mogadishu
USAFRICOM Commander, William Ward, told a Senate hearing the Somali government's effort in retaking Mogadishu is " something we look to do in support to the degree the transitional federal government can re-exert control over Mogadishu, with the help of AMISOM and others." (African Union Mission in Somalia.)..Ward said the US supports the transitional government, which "is for now our best potential for turning around some of the instability and lack of governance."
AFRICOM's First War: U.S. Directs Large-Scale Offensive In Somalia
"When fascism comes to America it will come wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross"
Sinclair Lewis 1935
Bipartisan “Merry Christmas bill” sailed through the state House and Senate ..."Religious freedom does not mean freedom from religion...We hope this is a fire that will take off and become laws in the other 49 states”
Pope Names Veteran Diplomat as Secretary of State
8/31/13 by Reuters VOA http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-pope-names-diplomate-as-chief-aide-ch...
9/19 Rampage at Naval Sea Systems Command HQs; Exercise Citadel Shield Rampage security drill at all US Navy basesPosted September 19th, 2013 by lizburbank
"The important thing is not to stop questioning."
“Never let a good tragedy go to waste”
Rahm Israel Emanuel, Rahm Emanuel, 2009-2010 White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama, 2011 elected mayor of Chicago
"The Naval Sea Systems Command's headquarters is the work place for about 3,000 people. The organization is comprised of command staff, headquarters directorates, affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and numerous field activities. Together, we engineer, build, buy and maintain ships, submarines and combat systems that meet the Fleet's current and future operational requirements. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the Navy's five system commands. With a fiscal year budget of nearly $30 billion, NAVSEA accounts for one quarter of the Navy's entire budget. With a force of 60,000 civilian, military and contract support personnel, NAVSEA engineers, builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems."
Another dead 'suspect' the state is recreating to suit its geopolitical interests
Alexis worked for HP subcontractor
The deceased shooter worked for a subcontractor of technology giant Hewlett-Packard, the company confirmed Monday evening to The Washington Post’s Marjorie Censer. Michael Thacker, director of corporate media relations for Hewlett-Packard, issued the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by today’s tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard. Our thoughts and sympathies are with all those who have been affected. Aaron Alexis was an employee of a company called ‘The Experts,’ a subcontractor to an HP Enterprise Services contract to refresh equipment used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) network.... The Experts, told Reuters it enlisted a service to perform two background checks on him over the last year:
US Marks 12th Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attacks
9/11/13 VOA http://www.voanews.com/content/america-honors-911-victims-on-anniversary...
9/11/13 digest commentary:
For twelve years since the US launched the 911 false flag operation, greenlight for its world war of historically unprecedented state terror to save its disintegrating global supremacy with only military power to stand on. To survive, the US must defeat, divide or coopt China and Russia, its upstart capitalist threats, and the revolutionary class threat which it knows will ultimately bury it, led by an international class of working and oppressed peoples and nations.
Today, twelve years later, the US-Russian Syrian inter-imperialist collaboration is a function of this global class war, not of peace. US propagandists suggest 'a glimmer of hope',
'a way out of the crisis' for the US to work to the advantage of its severely weakened geostrategic position. Phony 'glimmers' are instantly occluded by 'realistic' 'impossible challenges' demanding military measures, all floundering in an ocean of 'public diplomacy/strategic communications'
China and Russia, formerly too-successful socialist nations, now, shepherded by the US, both too-successful 'born-again' capitalist nations, still productive and growing, that don't need brute force to expand their 'spheres of interest' like late-stage US capitalism, with its bourgeois democratic mask needing to reveal its friendly-faced fascist nature..
KEEP FIGHTING -can't kid ourselves - THE WORLD AGREES BUT HASN'T WON THIS BATTLE YET
Syria-Iran-middle east and everywhere across the globe is fundamentally about US salvaging US global supremacy by any and all means necessary
The US state, as the NYT says in diplomatic speak, is 'testing' the limits of its world dominant class dictatorship. Presidents know their job, is doing, in our names, without limits, whatever US capital needs to preserve its global rule, expanding state power as needed, without limits, to fulfill that US national security agenda.
Obama, smooth, brilliant, silver-tongued Black man, was hired to recoup US from massive blowback and resistance against its overtly racist bush 'neocon' grab-it-all-now tactics.
'Well-primed' to lead the new world order', Kissinger and Brzezinski said. The new friendly-face-facist book-cover expanded the US global war of terror and in doing so, starkly proved once more that presidents, electoral figureheads and 'experts' are hired to serve, not change, finnce capital's predatory, barbaric agenda.
Defeated in its state terrorist 'efforts' worldwide, the US, more now mistrusted and hated in its 'homeland' as well as the rest of world, more than ever, strategically severely weakened, thus increasingly vulnerable. Time for world to exert our resistance and strategic political strength.
Obama Tests Limits of Power in Syrian Conflict
9/9/13 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/09/world/middleeast/obama-tests-limits-of..., Charlie Savage