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6/13/ US War for Africa Expands Egypt's SCAF 'Revolution'

BACKGROUND
Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/world/middleeast/17diplomacy.html
President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, known as a Presidential Study Directive, the 18-page classified report identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States...how to balance American strategic interests and avert broader instability ... The White House held weekly meetings with experts from the State Department, the C.I.A. and other agencies. The process was led by Dennis B. Ross, the president’s senior adviser on the Middle East; Samantha Power, a senior director at the National Security Council who handles human rights issues; and Gayle Smith, senior director responsible for global development....The report singles out four for close scrutiny, which an official said...suggest Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen.
By issuing a directive, Mr. Obama was also pulling the topic of political change out of regular meetings on diplomatic, commercial or military relations with Arab states. In those meetings, one official said, the strategic interests loom so large it is almost impossible to discuss reform efforts....

Retooling U.S. Public Diplomacy as a Strategic Instrument...Behind the Offensive Across North Africa & 'Middle East'
2/21/11 http://74.125.155.132/scholar?q=cache:gslIoyPd48kJ:scholar.google.com/+N...
http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/339

U.S. 'MENA' CAMPAIGN'S 'ARAB SPRING' IS CRITICAL FOR RESTRUCTURING TO MAINTAIN U.S. GLOBAL DOMINATION

6/5 Syria "Peace Plan" for War: Foreign Troops in Syria

Pentagon: America will be ready if needed in Syria:  
4/19/12 http://www.omaha.com/article/20120419/AP13/304199905  
Dempsey said if called upon, the military would be ready to act and the services are working on ways to try to halt the violence. "I think it's clear the only way the United States would get involved militarily is if there's a consensus in the international community to do something along those lines," Panetta told the House Armed Services Committee. "And then obviously ensure that the international community is able to get authorities required in order to make that happen."

Free Syrian Army calls for foreign military intervention:
http://en.trend.az/regions/met/arabicr/2016756.html 
The head of the Military Council Free Syrian Army, Colonel Mustafa al-Sheikh said the Annan plan accepted by Bashar al-Assad government does not work, and government forces continue to commit mass killing in many cities across the country.

FOREIGN TROOPS INSIDE SYRIA: Failed UN Brokered "Peace Plan" Sets the Stage for War
3/29/12 Michel Chossudovsky, http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=30031
"The Kofi Annan Peace Plan"...the (US-NATO) Atlantic Alliance is not only behind the armed insurrection, it is providing support and training to Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist brigades. With Western forces and military advisers inside Syria, the " peace plan" has all the appearances of a staged event.

According to reports in the British Daily Star ... the supposed French captives were being held in a field hospital in Homs."(Report: 13 French officers captured in Syria - Israel News, Ynetnews ...

5/27 Memorialize This?

Obama: Technology Must Not be Used to Abuse Rights
4/23/12 VOA News
President Obama issued an executive order that for the first time will allow U.S. authorities to impose sanctions on foreign entities who help authoritarian governments use modern technologies to commit human rights abuses. The order specifically targets companies and individuals aiding the Iranian and Syrian governments, but officials say could be expanded to include other countries using technology to crack down on dissent...“These technologies should be in place to empower citizens, not to repress them...national sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your people". The order freezes U.S. assets linked to people who provide technological help - like satellite, computer and phone monitoring -- to oppressive governments... part of what he called a comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to atrocities includes creation of an Atrocities Prevention Board's meeting the first time Monday. Obama defended administration efforts to prevent genocide worldwide -- mentioning Libya, Sudan and the manhunt for African warlord Joseph Kony....

Homeland Security to Legally Monitor U.S media:
http://news.yahoo.com/homeland-security-given-green-light-monitor-americ...
The U.S. government may now legally collect and retain personal information of journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone using "traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.

4/22/09 Obama Administration to Create New Military Command to Combat Cyber Spies in Russia or China: CYBERCOM
http://online.wsj.com/video/new-military-command-to-combat-cyber-spies/2...

5/25 Etan Patz Case in Context

The state's strategic shift into fascist gear, green-lighted by 911, is exemplified by the brazen flouting of over-ruling its liberal 'rule of law' and justice system. The most provocatively menacing example is the public 'debate' over Zimmerman's legal rights for the murder of Trayvon Martin despite evidence on tape, signaling legal 'open season' for intensifying US white supremacist genocide against the Black nation and all oppressed nationalities. Taking 'divide and conquer' to new depths by stripping away the 'homeland' facade of legal 'equality' domestic 'rights' and 'rules' illusions is an integral and necessary oart of its terror 'wars' for global hegemony. Executing the shift under a presidential Black mask is calculated.

Original Zimmerman 911 audio tape
http://www.axiomamnesia.com/Audio/George-Zimmerman-Treyvon-Martin-911-Ca...

“THESE ASSHOLES ALWAYS GET AWAY”
http://antiintellect.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/these-assholes-always-get-...

State Attorney made Zimmerman 'no charge' call in person
State Attorney Norman Wolfinger, in person, advised Sanford police chief Bill Lee and Capt. Robert O'Connor investigations supervisor, to not charge and to release George Zimmerman Feb.26 http://www.thegrio.com/specials/trayvon-martin/source-sanford-police-chi...

George Zimmerman’s History of 911 Calls: Complete Log
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/22/george-zimmerman-s-hist....

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33 YEARS TO-THE DAY LATER U.S. JUSTICE FRAME-UP RESURRECTED FOR MAJOR POLICE STATE STRATEGIC INFORMATION PURPOSES
deadly if taken at face value
"Pedro Hernandez ...no known motive and or physical evidence against him..."
NYT News Alert: Suspect Formally Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder in Etan Patz Case
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/26/nyregion/pedro-hernandez-suspect-in-pa...

3/20 US-Bin Laden Group & co: Taking Care of Business, Terror Tales, p2

VIDEO - in case you missed it:
Hillary Clinton Explains why U.S. Created 'al-Qaeda', a big mess today: Zbigniew Brzezinski tells mujahadeen 'god is on their side, they will prevail'
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31276.htm

U.S. CAPITALISM'S PARTNERS SHARE FAMILY CLASS VALUES & MUCH MORE

May 1990: Bin Laden Family Forms Saudi Binladin Group
http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a0590binladenfamily#a0590...

ENRON-BIN LADEN GROUP
Nov.1997: Saudi Arabia abandons open bids on $2 billion power plant near Mecca and will build it...one of the major bidders was Saudi Bin Laden group, a consortium of Enron www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=enron
Approval for first private Syrian power plant
http://www.gasandoil.com/news/middle_east/fd261071faaa880b2dfba7555a458b...
Dec. 5, 1997 Syrian Prime Minister Mahmoud Zu'bi, also chief of the Higher Investment Council, gave the green light to develop the first private sector power plant in Syria, a sector previously limited to the government... "The Syrian Power Investment Company'', joint venture company, was set by Belgian energy holding company Tractebel and US-based investment company Sarakbi Group...an international investment group chaired by Bourhan Sarakbi, a U.S. citizen of Syrian origin, who has a base in Beirut, Lebanon...

Former President Bush Meets with Bin Laden Family on Behalf of Carlyle Group
Guardian, 10/31/01 Wall Street Journal, 9/27/2001

5/13/12 Terror Tales, p. 1

Rex Tom, FBI Director of Investigative Publicity, stated the FBI's position in 2006:
“The FBI gathers evidence. Once evidence is gathered, it is turned over to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice then decides whether it has enough evidence to present to a federal grand jury. In the case of the 1998 United States Embassies being bombed, bin Laden has been formally indicted and charged by a grand jury. He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.”

5/2/11 after heroically killing deadman again
Obama To 9/11 Victims: 'Justice Has Been Done'
Crowds Of People Sing National Anthem, Chant 'USA'

Obama rallies support linking bin laden/al qaeda to 911
(excerpt from full text of Obama announcement)
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/140071/20110502/obama-announces-obama-s-...
We quickly learned the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda - an organization headed by Osama bin Laden, which had openly declared war on the United States and was committed to killing innocents in our country and around the globe. And so we went to war against al Qaeda to protect our citizens, our friends, and our allies...For over two decades, bin Laden has been al Qaeda's leader and symbol, and has continued to plot attacks against our country and our friends and allies. The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda. Yet his death does not mark the end of our effort...And tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today's achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.

US National Security Information Operations: Obama’s Bin Laden Kill Sets Precedent

4/30/12 May Day Warnings

(posted a day late - neither servers' could connect to the digest website)

“People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.”
James Baldwin, Biography

“It’s not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.”
Henry Kissinger

MAY 1, INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY, 'MAYDAY' FOR CAPITALISTS

4/30/12 US officials claim terrorists might attack aircraft with bombs surgically ...
Reported by Brian Ross of ABC News ... authorities told ABC News today they fear al Qaeda may soon try ... Middle East has been substantially stepped up, with a focus on U.S. carriers. ... in the stomach area of the body for surgically implante

7/6/11 Implanted suicide bombs: Al Qaeda looks into surgically implanting ...
Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen recently discussed surgically implanting ... get past airport detectors and blow up a U.S.-bound passenger plane ...

Seattle mayor issues May Day warning

3/25/12 Why These Connections Blind and Bleed

digest note:
Now we officially know the 'news' is part of a systemic 'information war' strategy ** 'public diplomacy' or 'strategic information' (http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/386}
it's clearer than ever that geostrategic documents and analyses not intended for public consumption, are essential: below, two by Obama adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski

The Brzezinski National Security memorandum below followed the COINTELPRO which destroyed the ability of the Black national liberation movement led by the Black Panther Party [BPP] to function by years of dirty tricks and murdering more than 30 of its leaders. But this gangster op. was unable to kill the struggle against national oppression and passion for liberation. * Resistance and revolution of its savagely oppressed subjects everywhere in the world it dominates is the white supremacist capitalist system's greatest fear. The revolutionary movement against it stunned and terrified its arrogant rulers because the BPP message and actions mobilized millions far beyond the US ghetto and barrio reservations.
Brzezinski's strategy spells out tactics you'll read about below, including putting 'Black faces in high places', creating a Black pacification army with the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton etc., and a bourgeois intellectual academic and cultural army including Manning Marable, Cornell West, to reach beyond the usual 'turn the cheek' ministers, to intensify hostile class divisions within the US Black nation, as well as exacerbate racist divisions especially in the working class.
This strategy reached full-bloom with Obama, 'house negro' supreme hired to execute the bipartisan US National Security Strategy for global domination necessitating the conquest or cooptation of major capitalist rivals and political resistance (aka"terrorism") - whom Brzezinski 'advises'.

3/11/12 "Kony 2012" & US AFRICOM

NB: Framework for Krony story and all US domestic and foreign news, in the context of US NSS strategy:

Public Diplomacy in Grand Strategy Foreign Policy Analysis (2006) 2, 157–176 (brief excerpt)
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-8594.2006.00025.x/abstract
http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/386
‘‘Public diplomacy’’ and ‘‘propaganda’’ are used interchangeably in this paper...the influence of the information revolution is not restricted to the developed world,
as evidenced even in the resistance it meets from some non-democratic governments. Furthermore, one should not underestimate the exploitation of new technologies in third-world public diplomacy that is aimed at the developed world, especially at the U.S. All this should not obscure the continuing relevance of force ( hard power) to many interstate relations and increasingly terrorism which presents governments with a grand-strategic challenge: how to combine effectively soft and hard national means to obtain desired political outcomes... especially in the current international system, depends on the government’s ability to manage the complicated balances and tradeoffs that inhere in the relationship between hard force and soft diplomacy... the traditional and time-honored concern of statecraft; however experience can be drawn on with respect to newer forms of force and of communications, such as fighting terrorism in the age of global, real-time television and the Internet...

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The White House congratulated Invisible Children, makers of the Kony 2012 video.
www.thereporteronline.com/ apps/ pbcs.dll/ article?AID=/ 20120308/ NEWS04/ 120309692/ video-white-house-congratulates-kony-video-makers
President Obama talks about Joseph Kony. Jake Tapper of ABC News posted video in which he asks the president about the LRA. The exchange is below.

3/8 Real News: "Public Diplomacy/Propaganda Grand Strategy"

SMART POWER: 'PUBLIC DIPLOMACY' & 'STRATEGIC INFORMATION' WARFARE
“It’s not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.”
Henry Kissinger

" Public diplomacy and propaganda are used interchangeably in this paper..."
Public Diplomacy in Grand Strategy Foreign Policy Analysis (2006) 2, 157–176
‘‘Public diplomacy’’ and ‘‘propaganda’’ are used interchangeably in this paper...the influence of the information revolution is not restricted to the developed world, as
is evidenced even in the resistance it meets from some non-democratic governments.11 Furthermore, one should not underestimate the exploitation of new technologies in third-world public diplomacy that is aimed at the developed world, especially at the U.S. (Manheim 1990).
All this should not obscure the continuing relevance of force (or hard power) to many interstate relations and increasingly terrorism which presents governments with a grand-strategic challenge: how to combine effectively soft and hard national means to obtain desired political outcomes.... the realization of desired political outcomes, especially in the current international system, depends on the government’s ability to manage the complicated balances and tradeoffs that inhere in the relationship between hard force and soft diplomacy.... the traditional and time-honored concern of statecraft; however experience can be drawn on with respect to the newer forms of force and of communications, such as fighting terrorism in the age of global, real-time television and the Internet....

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