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    Secretary Napolitano Announces Expansion of "If You See Something, Say Something" Campaign to Walmart Stores Across the Nation

    Release Date: December 6, 2010

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    Washington, D.C. - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department's national "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country - launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

    "Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe," said Secretary Napolitano. "I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something' campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities."

    The "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign—originally implemented by New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and funded, in part, by $13 million from DHS' Transit Security Grant Program—is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.

    More than 230 Walmart stores nationwide launched the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign today, with a total of 588 Walmart stores in 27 states joining in the coming weeks. A short video message will play at select checkout locations to remind shoppers to contact local law enforcement to report suspicious activity.



    Over the past five months, DHS has worked with its federal, state, local and private sector partners, as well as the Department of Justice, to expand the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign and Nationwide SAR Initiative to communities throughout the country—including the recent state-wide expansions of the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign across Minnesota and New Jersey. Partners include the Mall of America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Amtrak, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, sports and general aviation industries, and state and local fusion centers across the country.

    In the coming months, the Department will continue to expand the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign nationally with public education materials and outreach tools designed to help America's businesses, communities and citizens remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the country safe.

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    Will body searches by the Wal-mart greeters be next?!

    First, it only took one Islamophobe cop to harass a Muslim, now anyone can do that by reporting a Muslim as "suspicious".

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    American Terrorist Activity in Afghanistan

    As tens of thousands of U.S. troops have surged into southern Afghanistan, villagers have fled. Then the Petraeus-led occupation forces have determined which homes will be destroyed.

    “In Arghandab District, for instance, every one of the 40 homes in the village of Khosrow was flattened by a salvo of 25 missiles, according to the district governor, Shah Muhammed Ahmadi, who estimated that 120 to 130 houses had been demolished in his district,” reported the New York Times, Nov. 16, 2010.

    The Pentagon asserts that they must destroy the homes because some of them may have explosive devices inside.

    The Pentagon’s murderous rampage and terror campaign 40 years ago against South Vietnamese villages, in areas that were considered sympathetic to the resistance forces, used much of the same kind of explanation. In fact, the New York Times in a throw back to Vietnam quotes the Arghandab District Governor, who is working with the occupation forces: “We had to destroy them to make them safe.”

    That this tactic is part of a high-tech terror campaign against Afghan villages and the people who inhabit them is evident even by the descriptions and accounts of western media outlets that are supporting the war.

    Again, from the New York Times, Nov. 16, 2010, which describes weapons as tools:

    American troops are using an impressive array of tools not only to demolish homes, but also to eliminate tree lines where insurgents could hide, blow up outbuildings, flatten agricultural walls, and carve new “military roads,” because existing ones are so heavily mined, according to journalists embedded in the area recently.

    One of the most fearsome tools is the Miclic, the M58 Mine-Clearing Line Charge, a chain of explosives tied to a rocket, which upon impact destroys everything in a swath 30 feet wide and 325 feet long. The Himars missile system, a pod of 13-foot rockets carrying 200-pound warheads, has also been used frequently for demolition work.

    Often, new military roads go right through farms and compounds, cutting a route that will keep soldiers safe from roadside bombs. In Zhare District alone, the 101st Airborne’s Second Brigade has lost 30 soldiers since last June, mostly to such bombs.”

    Activists at the organization Afghanistan Rights Monitor described the destroyed homes. “These are all mud houses, quite humble houses.”

    When Gen. David Petraeus describes his counter-insurgency strategy, he always puts in a few diplomatic words about the need of surging troops to win the “hearts and minds” of the people in Afghanistan’s poverty stricken villages. That is purely for public consumption—a message echoed endlessly by the complicit corporate-owned media and the politicians of both parties that serves as a mask for the Pentagon’s campaign of systematic terror employed to subdue an occupied people.

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    Pakistani youth to sue CIA over strike

    Dec 23, 2010





    A Pakistani teenager is seeking to sue the CIA for damages after a non-UN-sanctioned US drone attack killed three of his relatives and led to his own disability.

    Sadaullah Wazir lost both his legs and an eye in the attack last year. The 17-year-old insists none of those killed (when) were linked to militants, Associated Press reported on Thursday.

    Last Thursday, the CIA was forced to call back its top spy in Pakistan after he was accused of killing civilians in unauthorized drone attacks.

    The developments come after a Pakistani lawsuit designated the CIA station chief by name, accusing him of killing civilians in missile strikes.

    Kareem Khan, a resident of the North Waziristan tribal district, filed an official complaint with Islamabad police against CIA station chief, Jonathan Bank, at the US Embassy in Islamabad on Monday.

    The lawsuit had also named CIA Director Leon Panetta and US Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

    This is the first such case filed against a CIA official for the use of non-UN-sanctioned drone attacks in Pakistan.

    Khan's relatives were slain in an unauthorized US drone attack in the North Waziristan tribal district in 2009.

    "That drone attack killed my son, my brother and a local man. We are not terrorists, we are common citizens," Khan told a news conference in Islamabad in late November.

    The United States has escalated its drone strikes on Pakistani tribal regions this year.

    An average of two attacks take place in the area every week. Washington says the unmanned planes target militants.

    "The CIA's counterterrorism operations are precise, lawful, and effective," said CIA spokesman George Little, responding to questions about threatened lawsuits.

    But thousands of civilians are reported to have been killed in about 200 drone raids over the past six years.

    A recent report by the Brookings Institution says the illegal strikes have taken the lives of ten civilians for every militant killed.

    The United Nations says the US-operated drone strikes in Pakistan pose a growing challenge to the international rule of law.

    Philip Alston, UN special envoy on extrajudicial killings, said in a report in late October that the attacks were undermining the rules designed to protect the right of life.

    Alston also said he feared that the drone killings by the US Central Intelligence Agency could develop a "playstation" mentality.


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    40,000 Violations by FBI Since 2001


    On January 30, the Electronic Frontier Foundation released a report resulting from their analysis of nearly 2,500 pages of FBI documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation. The alarming findings in the report include:

    • Average delays of 2.5 years between violations and its eventual reporting to the Intelligence Oversight Board, despite the legal requirement to report violations within 14 days
    • Reports of serious misconduct by FBI agents including lying in declarations to courts, using improper evidence to obtain grand jury subpoenas, and accessing password-protected files without a warrant
    • Indications that the FBI may have committed upwards of 40,000 possible intelligence violations in the 9 years since 9/11

    The report also stated that "[f]rom 2001 to 2008, in nearly half of all NSL violations, third-parties to whom NSLs were issued — phone companies, internet service providers, financial institutions, and credit agencies —contributed in some way to the FBI’s unauthorized receipt of personal information."

    Despite the alarming volume and nature of the violations, the FBI redacted much of the details in the released documents and refuse to say whether anyone was disciplined.

    Read more the report online.


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    Baghdad wants U.S. to pay $1 billion for damage to city

    Feb 17, 2011

    Iraq's capital wants the United States to apologize and pay $1 billion for the damage done to the city not by bombs but by blast walls and Humvees since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

    The city's government issued its demands in a statement on Wednesday that said Baghdad's infrastructure and aesthetics have been seriously damaged by the American military.

    "The U.S. forces changed this beautiful city to a camp in an ugly and destructive way, which reflected deliberate ignorance and carelessness about the simplest forms of public taste," the statement said.

    "Due to the huge damage, leading to a loss the Baghdad municipality cannot afford...we demand the American side apologize to Baghdad's people and pay back these expenses."

    The statement made no mention of damage caused by bombing.

    Baghdad's neighborhoods have been sealed off by miles of concrete blast walls, transforming the city into a tangled maze that contributes to massive traffic jams. Despite a sharp reduction in overall violence in recent years only 5 percent of the walls have been removed, officials said.

    The heavy blast walls have damaged sewer and water systems, pavement and parks, said Hakeem Abdul Zahra, the city spokesman.

    U.S. military Humvees, driven on street medians and through gardens, have also caused major damage, he said.

    "The city of Baghdad feels these violations, which have taken place for years, have caused economic and moral damage," he said.

    U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq's cities in June 2009 before formally ending combat operations last August. Around 50,000 remain in Iraq but they are scheduled to withdraw by year end.

    Baghdad is badly in need of a facelift. Electricity and trash collection are sporadic, streets are potholed and sewage treatment plants and pipes have not been renovated for years.

    Iraq has seen growing protests in recent weeks over poor government services.

    Zahra said the city's statement issued on Wednesday would be the start of its measures to get the United States to pay for damages but he did not say what other steps might be taken.

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    World's Most Polluted Cities

    4. Baghdad – Iraq



    Baghdad is the most trouble and vulnerable city of the world due to ongoing war on terror. Frequent bomb blasts and destruction has supplemented the pollution in the city. Poor water quality is threatening to aggravate the transmission of water-borne diseases in the city. Cholera has struck several provinces of the country, including Baghdad from August 2007 to December 2007. A recent study carried out by the United Nations Environment Program shows that air pollution, resulting from burning oil and aggravated by war, is causing grave concern.

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    Pakistan opposes US military raids

    Dec 22, 2010

    Pakistan has opposed any ground military operations in its territory by US troops amid reports of the US expansion of ground war into the Asian country.

    Following a New York Times report on Monday about the US expanding of ground operations across the border into Pakistan's tribal areas, a spokesman for Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday Pakistan is capable of confronting militants in its tribal regions.

    On Monday, US military officials told the New York Times that American commanders had drawn up plans to attack militant hideouts in Pakistan.

    In response to the newspaper report, Pakistan's ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, said, "Pakistani forces are capable of handling the militant threat within our borders and no foreign forces are allowed or required to operate inside our sovereign territory."

    The United States has launched scores of airstrikes in Pakistan since 2008, but ground operations have been rare.

    Islamabad has repeatedly condemned the aerial raids, saying the attacks undermine the Asian country's sovereignty.

    Washington claims the air strikes target militants, however, most of the victims of US non-UN-sanctioned attacks in Pakistan are civilians.

    Almost one-thousand Pakistanis have been killed in more than 100 US drone attacks during the past two years.

    On Sept. 30, Pakistan, in retaliation to the surge in the US cross-border attacks, closed a key border crossing for 10 days to NATO supply trucks. During the closure of the route, militants intensified their attacks on the NATO trucks and oil tankers.

    However, the September Pakistani move against the US-led forces did not stop the United States military from carrying out the drone attacks inside Pakistani territory.



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    US slammed for violating Afghans' rights

    Feb 18, 2011


    A senior Afghan official says the US-led forces have long been violating basic human rights by conducting night raids and killing civilians in the war-ravaged country.

    Atta Mohammad Noor, the Governor of Balkh Province, says the foreign forces frequently enter residents' homes and arrest people.

    "These actions by foreign forces are inhumane and illegal under the Afghan law," he told reporters in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh Province on Thursday.

    The US-led forces disregard local culture and they have targeted hundreds of civilians in different parts of the war-torn country, he added.

    The Afghan Interior Ministry said in late December that NATO forces were violating a security agreement it had signed with the Kabul government based on which all NATO operations in Kabul must be cleared with the government.

    Hundreds of civilians have lost their lives in the US-led airstrikes and ground operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past few months, with Afghans becoming more outraged over the seemingly endless number of deadly assaults.

    Civilians have been the main victims of violence in Afghanistan, particularly in the country's troubled southern and eastern provinces, where they are killed by both militant and foreign fire.

    Civilian casualties caused by NATO attacks have been a major source of tension between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the US-led alliance.

    There are currently more than 150,000 US-led foreign forces stationed in Afghanistan.


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    Video: US troops fire on Iraqi detainees

    Apr 11, 2011

    Amateur footage recently posted on the internet shows American troops firing live ammunition on Iraqi prisoners during a riot in a US detention facility in Iraq back in 2005.

    The footage shows US forces using disproportionate force and live rounds against prisoners at the US prison facility Camp Bucca located in Iraq.

    The Iraqi detainees were protesting the American troops' desecration of Islam's holy book, the Qur'an.

    At the time, the US military tried to cover up the bloodshed, saying the riot happened when the prisoners confronted a search for contraband in the prison.

    But the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) later revealed that the real cause of the riot was the desecration of the Holy Qur'an by US troops.

    Four prisoners were shot dead and five others wounded during the violence.

    In 2008, the US military revealed that it held a total of around 20,000 detainees, some 17,000 of whom at Camp Bucca near Basra in southern Iraq, and more than 3,000 others at Camp Cropper in the capital Baghdad.



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    Iraqi Genocide: The US has committed a Genocide against the Iraqi people from 1990 to the present day.The International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq: USGENOCIDE.ORG

    Stefan: What you have seen is identical to what the Israelis do when they stand up on their wall of apartheid and take pot shots at Palestinian men women and children collecting rubble to survive,wounding and killing them.

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    Iran to name 26 blacklisted US officials

    May 23, 2011

    A senior Iranian lawmaker says Iran's Parliament (Majlis) plans to release the names of 26 American officials against whom Tehran has imposed sanctions.


    This bill, which concerns imposing sanctions against American officials who have a history of rights violation, was discussed in the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission's Sunday session,” Hossein Ebrahimi said on Monday.

    “The bill has not been finalized or approved by the National Security Commission but the proposal envisions imposing sanctions on 26 American officials by the Islamic Republic,” deputy chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said.

    Ebrahimi described the bill as a response to sanctions imposed against Iranian officials by the US and said, “The allegations against Tehran are unfounded, while according to our intelligence sources these 26 American officials have committed apparent legal and rights violations.”

    The Iranian lawmaker said the Commission would discuss and finalize the bill on Tuesday, and announce the names of these officials.

    In May, Amnesty International (AI) slammed the United States for its indefinite detentions in Afghanistan and at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, as well as its flawed capital punishment system.

    In October 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) also released a report expressing serious concern about human rights abuse in the US.

    The report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) pointed to rights violations and concerns regarding torture, police brutality, and wide-ranging discriminations that the US government has neglected to properly address.

    Systematic violations of human rights by the US government were detailed in the report, which indicated that most violations affected African-Americans, minorities, especially Muslims, and immigrant communities in the US as well as abroad.

    The report also condemned the use of torture against prisoners and detainees by military personnel in Guantanamo Bay prison, as well as detention centers in Iraq and Afghanistan.



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    'Iran to expose US crimes'

    Jul 21, 2011

    An Iranian lawmaker says the decision of the country's Majlis (parliament) to impose sanctions on 26 US officials over human rights violations will help expose US crimes.

    “The US claims to be an advocate of human rights and accuses Iran of human rights violations, but a cursory glance at the deeds of most of American officials shows us numerous crimes against humanity and blatant instances of the violation of human rights committed by them,” IRNA quoted Iranian lawmaker Hossein Sobhani-Nia as saying on Thursday.

    “US officials have taken every opportunity since the [victory of] the Islamic Revolution, in line with their hostile approach, to organize anti-revolutionary and anti-Islamic Republic movements,” the vice president of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran's Majlis said.

    “America is making attempts to push baseless accusations of human rights violations against the Islamic Republic at any opportunity and under any false pretext, and the parliamentarians have thus concluded that it is necessary to make an effort for the exposition of human rights violations [committed] by the US,” the lawmaker pointed out.

    Sobhani-Nia noted that initial investigations revealed 26 instances of flagrant violation of human rights by US officials.

    "Those involved were sanctioned by Iran as violators of human rights,” he said.

    These are only a few instances of the many US violations of human rights and the first step by the Islamic Republic in publicizing the US crimes against humanity, the parliamentarian stressed, vowing more revelations were to be made.

    The single-urgency motion of sanctioning 26 US officials, signed by more than 200 representatives, was presented to the Majlis Presiding Board on Wednesday.

    Some of the atrocities committed by US officials as referenced by the motion include cases of human rights violation, construction and running of dreadful secret prisons, interference in the domestic affairs of regional countries and the killing of civilians.

    In May, Amnesty International (AI) slammed the United States for its indefinite detentions in Afghanistan and at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, as well as its flawed capital punishment system.

    In October 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Council also released a report expressing serious concerns about human rights abuse in the US.


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    This video is shot from a balcony in Iraq, showing British soldiers first moving a group of protesters (some throwing rocks and stuff) out of an area.

    Then, the camera guy focuses on these troops pulling some people down the street, they drag these people behind a large wall, and beat the crap out of them.

    And the camera man (also a Soldier) is a disgusting psycho, who seems like hes getting off on it.

    THIS, is a EXCELLENT example, of why this "war" is a horrible thing. It has become nothing more than an INVASION. US & its Allies, staying around, enforcing our laws, on these people, our presence, creating a reason for more bombings.

    Resistance attacks in Iraq aren't aimed at civilians, their aimed at the troops. But civilians die as a result. Just like with the US bombs.

    Civilians are dying every day in huge numbers in Iraq. And it is a direct result of US occupation. And this type of sick behavior, is going to do nothing but encourage more violence towards our soldiers, and as a result, the innocents in Iraq.




    Real demoncracy in Iraq brought by USA

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    Photos show US troops posing with Afghan remains



    The US army is embroiled in another scandal, with the Los Angeles Times overnight publishing photographs of soldiers posing with the bodies of dead Afghans.

    The photographs were taken two years ago and officials now fear the images will incite violence and retribution against US soldiers.

    The US defence department had asked the paper not to publish the graphic photos, which were taken two years ago...

    ...Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith has told ABC News 24 that the behaviour is a setback and warns that incidents like this could trigger revenge attacks...

    ...This embarrassing incident is another in a string that has tested the US/Afghan relationship

    In January a video appeared of US troops urinating on dead Afghans, then in February the accidental burning of Korans by American soldiers triggered riots that left dozens dead and last month a sergeant allegedly killed 17 Afghan civilians in a night-time rampage.

    James 'Spider' Marks, a retired General, says the photos will further damage the relationship.

    "This is very damaging to all the US efforts specifically the US effort to ensure that it stays in harness with the Afghan government and the Afghan security forces moving forward on this critically important mission.

    "So this does nothing but throw sand into that fabric of trying to establish and trying to reinforce what has lasted for the last decade - a relatively good relationship."

    The Defence Department has launched an investigation, but the damage for the US military has been done and it will take more than words and an inquiry to satisfy an increasingly hostile Afghan population.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-1...emains/3959182



    A series of similar scandals by American troops have strained relations between the United States and Afghanistan.

    A deadly shooting rampage by US troops on March 11 is the latest incident that enraged the Afghan public. Afghan villagers said a group of American troops broke into their homes, asking about the Taliban. Witnesses said they told the troops that there were no Taliban there, but they started shooting at people anyway.

    While the US military announced only one soldier was to blame for the violence, a fact-finding mission set up by the Afghan parliament said at least 20 US soldiers were involved in the massacre of 16 civilians, including nine children, in the district of Panjwaii in Kandahar.

    On February 20, US soldiers burned the copies of the Holy Qur'an and other Islamic texts at the US-run Bagram Airbase, located 11 kilometers (7 miles) southeast of the city of Charikar in Parwan Province. The incident triggered riots that left 30 people dead and led to the deaths of six American soldiers.

    The desecration of the holy Qur’an underscores the insensitivity of the US-led forces to the cultural and religious values and rituals of Afghanistan more than 10 years after they invaded the country.

    On January 13, a video showed four US Marines urinating on Afghan corpses. In the 39-second video, the four soldiers in combat gear and carrying weapons are seen acting in unison as they stand over the corpses and urinate. They sigh and laugh. One of the marines says "Have a great day, buddy" while another comments "Golden, like a shower."

    There have been many large demonstrations across Afghanistan against the presence of US-led troops in the country one decade after the beginning of the war. There are currently some 130,000 US-led forces in the war-wracked country.

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    US forces kill pregnant Afghan woman



    US forces have killed a pregnant Afghan woman and injured four other women in a house raid in Afghanistan's southeastern Paktia Province, Press TV reports.


    Ruhollah Samon, a Paktia provincial government spokesman, condemned the attack, a Press TV correspondent reported on Saturday.

    The director of the counter-narcotics department of Paktia Province, Hasibullah Ahmadzai, and his two sons were also detained during the raid, he added.

    Afghan officials say they are currently investigating the incident.

    Civilian casualties caused by US-led foreign forces have triggered deep anger among Afghans, prompting violent demonstrations throughout the country.

    The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of eradicating the Taliban militants, leaving countless civilians dead or injured.

    The security situation remains fragile in Afghanistan despite the presence of nearly 150,000 US-led foreign forces.

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    NATO: Afghan night raids will persist



    A NATO spokesman says the US-led forces will continue nighttime attacks in Afghanistan despite widespread condemnation of the raids by Afghan people and officials.


    NATO Spokesman Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson claimed on Monday that the kill-and-capture raids are needed to target militants in collaboration with Afghan forces.

    The latest of such attacks two days ago claimed the life of a pregnant woman and left four civilians injured in Afghanistan's southeastern Paktia Province.

    Afghan officials, including President Hamed Karzai, condemned the nighttime raids and demanded that foreign troops halt their practice of breaking into Afghan homes.

    Paktia's provincial council has shut down its office to protest the attack as Afghans are demanding that perpetrators of the attack be brought to justice.

    Civilian casualties caused by US-led foreign forces have triggered deep anger among Afghans, prompting violent demonstrations throughout the country.

    The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of eradicating the Taliban militants, leaving countless civilians dead or injured.

    The security situation remains fragile in Afghanistan despite the presence of nearly 150,000 US-led foreign forces.

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    Local Afghan council shuts over US raid

    The provincial council of Afghanistan's southeastern Paktia Province has shut down its offices to protest a deadly night raid by US-led forces that killed a pregnant woman, Press TV reports.



    Provincial officials say the office will remain closed until the perpetrators of the attack are arrested and brought to justice.

    Tribal leaders have also threatened to call for a massive demonstration if those responsible are not handed over to the judicial system.

    The protest rallies came after the US-led foreign forces attacked a house in Gardez district of Paktia province on Saturday, killing the pregnant woman and injuring four others.

    The director of the Paktia Province Counter-Narcotics Department, Hasibullah Ahmadzai, and his two sons were also arrested during the US-led raid.

    Afghan authorities have condemned the deadly night assault and launched an investigation into the incident.

    The night raid came despite President Hamid Karzai's repeated calls for foreign forces to halt such operations.

    Civilian casualties caused by US-led foreign forces have triggered deep anger among Afghans, prompting violent demonstrations throughout the country.

    The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of eradicating the Taliban militants, leaving countless civilians dead or injured.

    The security situation remains fragile in Afghanistan despite the presence of nearly 150,000 US-led foreign forces.

    http://presstv.com/detail/216535.html



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    US Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction used on civilians in Fallujah!




    This picture is of a baby that was born on October 11th, 2011 in Fallujah city, he is the 13th malformed baby among 12 others born in the last 5 days !
    There has been a dramatic increase in birth defects , infant mortality, mental retardation, and cancers of all sorts in Fallujah since 2004. The birth defects are truly horrifying. Experts blame chemical weapons used by the U.S. during the 2004 sieges, such as white phosphorous and depleted uranium.

    Watch the video of this baby: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=250639891649034

    Depleted Uranium: Destroying Kids, Civilians and Our Soldiers: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?no...17372154960412

    Depleted Uranium: A War Crime Within a War Crime: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=18278

    http://www.savewarchildren.org/Text/caldicott.htm

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    Kandahar massacre by terrorist US soliders

    he Kandahar massacre occurred in the early morning of Sunday, 11 March 2012, when seventeen[1] civilians were killed and five wounded in the Panjwai district of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Among the dead were four men, four women, two boys, and seven girls; eleven of these victims were from the same family. Some of the corpses were partially burned. United States Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, age 38, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was taken into custody and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and six counts of assault and attempted murder.

    United States authorities said the killings were the act of a single soldier, while eyewitnesses reported seeing many soldiers. They also claim that the soldiers had helicopter support. On 15 March, an Afghan parliamentary probe team made up of several members of the National Assembly of Afghanistan announced that up to 20 American soldiers were involved in the killings. The team spent two days in the province interviewing the survivors and collecting evidence. The team later said they could not confirm that multiple soldiers took part in the killings (under political US pressure) [2]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandahar_massacre




    Tears of grief: An Afghan youth mourns for his relatives, who were allegedly killed by the U.S. service member over the weekendRead more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1r21RaQWl

    Horrific: The bodies of an elderly Afghan man and a child killed in the Alkozai village of Panjwayi district are shown wrapped in blankets



    Aftermath: Families gather in the Panjwayi district on Sunday, hours after the rogue U.S. soldier opened fire on innocents in three houses, killing 16 people, including nine children



    Disbelief: Two grief-stricken Afghan men look into the van where the body of a badly burned child is wrapped in a blue blanket following the shooting last weekend



    Nine of the 16 killed by the allegedly lone U.S. Army staff sergeant were children, and three were women.


    Villagers have described him stalking from house to house in the middle of the night, opening fire on sleeping families and then burning some of the dead bodies.



    The soldier is suspected of going on a shooting rampage in villages near his base in southern Afghanistan early Sunday, killing nine children and seven other civilians and then burning some of their bodies.


    Some villagers told officials they heard shooting from different directions, but many others said they only saw a single soldier. NATO allegedly insists the soldier acted alone.



    The shooting, which followed a controversial Quran-burning incident involving U.S. soldiers, has outraged Afghan officials.



    Scene of the crime: Afghan men investigate at the site of an shooting incident in Kandahar province




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    Instead of the sympathetic article, let´s say just how much of an atrocity this really was. Let´s have more sympathy for the poor children massacred in their beds, during an invasion of their country.
    - Dan, Newbury, UK, 17/3/2012 10:30

    It's a real shame that the majority commenting seem to offer more regard for the possible mental state of the soldier rather than the families of those who he had mercilessly slain. why is it the mental state of the 'insurgent' is never brought into question when they go onto a murderous rampage?
    - Kent Michael Driver, Lancashire, 17/3/2012 10:21

    Why has he been taken to an American jail. Let him pay for his crime under Afghan law. Typical Americans one rule for them and a different for everyone else. Ask Christopher Tappin the English business man extradited to America without trial.
    - Tallon, Cork Ireland, 17/3/2012 10:13

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    Blackwater in Iraq runs over woman: Video


    Newly-released videos show the US private contractor in Iraq, formerly known as Blackwater, running over a woman with a car, smashing into Iraqi cars to move them out of the way and firing a rifle into traffic in 2006.


    The videos were released by Harper's Magazine.

    The videos are included in a piece by Charles Glass titled "The Warrior Class" that looks at the rise of private security contractors. Glass had been shown the videos by a former Blackwater employee.

    Glass described one of the videos dated April 2006 that shows a woman being hit by a Blackwater vehicle.

    "A woman in a black full-length burqa began to cross the street. The vehicle struck the woman and knocked her unconscious body into the gutter," Glass wrote.

    "The cars slowed for a moment, but did not stop, nor did they even determine whether the victim was dead or alive. A voice in the car taking the video said, 'Oh, my God!' Yet no one was heard on the radio requesting help for her. Most sickeningly, the sequence had been set to an AC/DC song, whose pounding, metallic chorus declared: 'You've been… thunderstruck!'" he added.

    Glass also said that the tape he was shown ended with the inscription, "In support of security, peace, freedom and democracy everywhere."

    The incidents in the videos added more fuel to evidence that the company "encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life."

    Blackwater is the mercenary firm founded as Blackwater USA in 1996. It received no-bid contracts from the administration of former US President George W. Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Amid scandals over misbehavior by Blackwater employees in Iraq, the company renamed itself Blackwater Worldwide in 2007, Xe Services in 2009, and Academi in 2011.

    Despite the scandals and misconduct reports associated with the company over the past years, the administration of US President Barack Obama has awarded Academi a USD250 million contract to work for the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan.

    http://www.presstv.com/detail/235043.html

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    U.S. Military Taught Officers: Use ‘Hiroshima’ Tactics for ‘Total War’ on Islam



    Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley's Joint Staff Forces College presentation on "A Counter-Jihad Op Design Model" (.pdf) calls for violent measures in a war against Islam. (emphasis added)



    A second slide from Lt. Col. Dooley's presentation (.pdf) mocks the idea of moderate Muslims.



    John Guandolo offered to military officers this list of "Usual Responses From the Enemy When Presenting the Truth" (.pdf), asserting that Muslims are bent on world domination. (emphasis added)



    A cartoon included in Shireen Burki's Joint Staff Forces College presentation on "Jihad: Defined and Operationalized" (.pdf) contains a number of ugly stereotypes.



    John Guandolo's primer on "Understanding Shari'ah's Role in The War" (.pdf), distributed to students at the Joint Staff Forces College. (emphasis added)



    Stephen Coughlin's presentation to the Joint Staff Forces College on "Imposing Islamic Law" (.pdf) began with a nod to Star Wars.



    A later slide from Coughlin's presentation (.pdf) made fun of people who didn't see Islam in the same way he did.



    John Guandolo's action items for military officers (.pdf) on what they can do to fight Guandolo's perceived enemies. (emphasis added)

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    The U.S. military taught its future leaders that a “total war” against the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims would be necessary to protect America from Islamic terrorists, according to documents obtained by Danger Room. Among the options considered for that conflict: using the lessons of “Hiroshima” to wipe out whole cities at once, targeting the “civilian population wherever necessary.”

    The course, first reported by Danger Room last month and held at the Defense Department’s Joint Forces Staff College, has since been canceled by the Pentagon brass. It’s only now, however, that the details of the class have come to light. Danger Room received hundreds of pages of course material and reference documents from a source familiar with the contents of the class.

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently ordered the entire U.S. military to scour its training material to make sure it doesn’t contain similarly hateful material, a process that is still ongoing. But the officer who delivered the lectures, Army Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley, still maintains his position at the Norfolk, Virginia college, pending an investigation. The commanders, lieutenant colonels, captains and colonels who sat in Dooley’s classroom, listening to the inflammatory material week after week, have now moved into higher-level assignments throughout the U.S. military.

    For the better part of the last decade, a small cabal of self-anointed counterterrorism experts has been working its way through the U.S. military, intelligence and law enforcement communities, trying to convince whoever it could that America’s real terrorist enemy wasn’t al-Qaida — but the Islamic faith itself. In his course, Dooley brought in these anti-Muslim demagogues as guest lecturers. And he took their argument to its final, ugly conclusion.

    “We have now come to understand that there is no such thing as ‘moderate Islam,’” Dooley noted in a July 2011 presentation (.pdf), which concluded with a suggested manifesto to America’s enemies. “It is therefore time for the United States to make our true intentions clear. This barbaric ideology will no longer be tolerated. Islam must change or we will facilitate its self-destruction.”

    Dooley could not be reached for comment. Joint Forces Staff College spokesman Steven Williams declined to discuss Dooley’s presentation or his status at the school. But when asked if Dooley was responsible for the course material, he responded, “I don’t know if I would classify him [Dooley] as responsible. That would be the commandant” of the school, Maj. Gen. Joseph Ward.

    That makes the two-star general culpable for rather shocking material. In the same presentation, Dooley lays out a possible four-phase war plan to carry out a forced transformation of the Islam religion. Phase three includes possible outcomes like “Islam reduced to a cult status” and “Saudi Arabia threatened with starvation.” (It’s an especially ironic suggestion, in light of today’s news that Saudi intelligence broke up the most recent al-Qaida bombing plot.)

    International laws protecting civilians in wartime are “no longer relevant,” Dooley continues. And that opens the possibility of applying “the historical precedents of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki” to Islam’s holiest cities, and bringing about “Mecca and Medina['s] destruction.”

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012...ar-islam/all/1


    Other stories of interest:

    FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’


    Video: FBI Trainer Says Forget ‘Irrelevant’ al-Qaida, Target Islam


    FBI ‘Islam 101′ Guide Depicted Muslims as 7th-Century Simpletons

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    After witnessing personally drone strikes being ordered by Obama first hand Journalist Jeremy Scahill says the evidence proves mass murder of innocent civilians.

    “If you go to the village of Al-Majalah in Yemen, where I was, and you see the unexploded clusterbombs and you have the list and photographic evidence, as I do–the women and children that represented the vast majority of the deaths in this first strike that Obama authorized on Yemen–those people were murdered by President Obama, on his orders, because there was believed to be someone from Al Qaeda in that area. There’s only one person that’s been identified that had any connection to Al Qaeda there. And 21 women and 14 children were killed in that strike and the U.S. tried to cover it up, and say it was a Yemeni strike, and we know from the Wikileaks cables that David Petraeus conspired with the president of Yemen to lie to the world about who did that bombing. It’s murder–it’s mass murder–when you say, ‘We are going to bomb this area’ because we believe a terrorist is there, and you know that women and children are in the area. The United States has an obligation to not bomb that area if they believe that women and children are there. I’m sorry, that’s murder.”


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