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AMERICAN FREE PRESS reporter Victor Thorn interviews Texe W. Marrs, a former officer in the United States Air Force and faculty member at the University of Texas.

Texe, a prolific writer, runs Power of Prophecy Ministries based in Austin, Texas, and discusses his latest book, Robot Alchemy, in this fascinating interview (56:36).

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Victor Thorn was a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 50 books.



 




Obama Unravels: Scandals Rock Administration

In a city where politics is considered bloodsport, a trifecta of recent controversies—the IRS targeting conservative groups, the DoJ secretly wiretapping journalists and lingering  unanswered questions about the consulate office attack in Benghazi, Libya—have plunged Barack Obama into the darkest hours of his presidency. With critics and supporters alike accusing his administration of lying, dirty tricks, obstructing justice and Nixonian-style secrecy, AMERICAN FREE PRESS examines how Obama’s bunker mentality is crippling the country.

By Victor Thorn

Now in the early stages of his second term, media pundits on both sides of the aisle are characterizing Barack Obama as exhibiting a bunker mentality while being paranoid, insulated from reality, and suspicious of nearly everyone around him. Others cite Obama’s continued use of Saul Alinsky’s gutter tactics as the reason why he’s bleeding credibility.

Reminiscent of Haldeman and Ehrlichman—Richard M. “Tricky Dick” Nixon’s notorious inner circle henchmen—Obama is similarly surrounded by accomplices that not only conspire to protect him, but target foes on a shadowy enemies list. To gauge his mindset, on October 25, 2010, Obama declared to the hosts of Mexico’s Univision, “We’re going to punish our enemies and reward our friends.”

Should anyone be surprised that radio and TV talk show hosts have claimed for years that Obama’s thugs were harassing their advertisers, engaging in smear campaigns against them, and using the Internal Revenue Service to initiate audits? Or, to prevent ugly secrets from being revealed, his underlings have utilized secret subpoenas while prosecuting twice as many whistle-blowers as all other presidents combined.




 
 
 

On another level, even Obama’s most ardent cheerleaders such as Dr. Cornell West, a radical black professor and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, have turned against the phoniness of hope and change. On May 12 West complained to The Guardian, “[Obama’s] too tied to Wall Street, and at this point he’s a war criminal . . . You can’t meet every Tuesday with a killer list and continually have drones drop bombs . . . These are war crimes.”

West directed his fury at another example of crass hypocrisy. “When he came [to Washington], Obama brought in Wall Street-friendly people . . . I would rather have a white president fundamentally dedicated to eradicating poverty and enhancing the plight of working people than a black president tied to Wall Street and drones.”

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 IRS Wielded Like a Hammer

• President needs to clean house to retain any credibility

The nation’s most hated federal agency became even more despised following revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) specifically targeted conservative and religious groups by denying or delaying applications for non-profit status, as well as auditing individuals that made campaign contributions to Republican candidates.

On May 16, AFP spoke with Marion Bower, co-founder of the Ohio-based American Patriots Against Government Excess. When asked about this IRS witch-hunt, Bower replied, “I thought it was bad a year ago, but I didn’t realize the extent to which they were trying to shut us up and get even. What’s going to happen when the IRS becomes the watchdog for Obamacare? Does this mean that a person won’t receive Medicare or prescriptions to survive an illness because of their tea party affiliation?”

When AFP inquired about the tactics used against her organization, Bower explained, “The IRS wanted to know what books we’ve read, the names of people receiving our promotional material, copies of our blogs, and texts of speeches we’ve given. They even wanted me to write a book report. Well, I’m 60-some years old and haven’t written a book report since high school. I’m sure as heck not going to start now for the IRS.”

The tentacles of this dragnet extended even further. Not only did the IRS intimidate patriotic groups, they also went after religious figures such as Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, and zeroed in on St. Louis news anchor Larry Connor, who directed some pointed questions at Barack Obama during the 2012 presidential election.

IRS officers also bullied the more than 500 groups they went after, threatening them with “penalties of perjury,” demanding donor rolls, résumés of top officers, the names of high school and college trainees, what campaign signs they posted in front yards and even the content of prayer readings.

In contrast, a May 14 Treasury Department Inspector General’s Report revealed that not a single liberal or “green” group had come under similar IRS scrutiny. Worse, Lois Lerner, an IRS official that personally intimidated some tea party groups, rubber-stamped the application filed by an Obama relative within a month. As The Daily Caller columnist Charles C. Johnson wrote on May 14, Lerner “signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years.” For the record, most tea party groups waited, on average, 2.5 years to receive tax-exempt status.

For his part, Obama denied any knowledge of the IRS trampling on Americans’ rights. Yet, during his May 17 congressional testimony, acting IRS admitted that in June 2012 he informed then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about his agency’s targeting of Obama’s political enemies. Geithner, of course, served as a prominent member of Obama’s inner circle.

Further, Miller was directly appointed by the Obama administration, while others involved in the IRS vendetta such as Lerner have yet to be fired or even disciplined. More galling is the fact that Sarah Hall Ingram, who ran the IRS tax-exempt division that perpetrated the above-cited crimes between 2009 and 2012, has received $103,390 in bonuses while being promoted to oversee the enforcement arm of Obamacare’s IRS office.

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Obama’s New Rahm Emanuel

A favorite topic among the Beltway’s chattering class is: which White House insider concocted the deceptive talking points that United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice delivered on September 16, 2012 during appearances on five different Sunday talk shows?

The answer might be Benjamin Rhodes, Barack Obama’s 35-year-old Jewish deputy national security adviser for strategic communication and foreign policy speechwriter. As Tim Brown wrote on May 11, when Obama cabinet members convened on September 15, 2012 to fabricate this lie, “Ben Rhodes may be the culprit in coming up with the story that . . . a YouTube video brought about protests which led to the attack in Benghazi.”

The sale of this whopper in the media didn’t concern Rhodes, whose brother David, conveniently enough, is president of CBS News. This cozy arrangement also explains why Obama has appeared on the ever-popular CBS program 60 Minutes so many times, especially in times of crisis.

Rhodes’s influence doesn’t end there. Mark Landler of The New York Times described him in a May 15 article as “the man who channels Mr. Obama on foreign policy.” By all accounts, Rhodes pushed Obama toward engineering the U.S.-North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led invasion of Libya and to more aggressively provide weaponry to anti-Assad rebels in Syria. Clearly, both of these offensives reek of neocon militarism.

Most importantly, Rhodes crafted Obama’s pivotal March 21 speech delivered to the Jewish people in Jerusalem, where Rhodes was present. Once touching down in Tel Aviv, Rhodes disembarked side-by-side from the plane with Obama, whereupon Benjamin Netanyahu greeted them. When Obama informed the Israeli Prime Minister that Rhodes’s brother served as CBS President, Netanyahu laughed approvingly, “It sounds like a very incestuous relationship.”

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Justice Department Caught Targeting Scores of Reporters

Thoroughly unconstitutional wiretapping of Obama “enemies” reminiscent of Watergate crimes




News that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice (DoJ) secretly seized the personal, home and work records of over 100 Associated Press (AP) reporters entered even more treacherous territory with revelations that they had done the same to at least two other members of the media.

First, CBS News Emmy award-winning investigative journalist Sheryl Attkisson has gone on record claiming that her work and personal computers have been compromised since February 2011. As one of the few mainstream television personalities to expose the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal since its inception, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that these intrusions coincided precisely with her allegations of DoJ gun-running to Mexico.

Secondly, it’s been verified that the DoJ received a surreptitious court order to snoop into the emails and phone records of James Rosen, a national security reporter for Fox News. The DoJ even tracked his whereabouts inside the State Department via scans of his identification card. It should be noted that, in direct violation of the law, DoJ officials didn’t notify Rosen or Fox News of their actions.

The DoJ’s unconstitutional behavior reaches even deeper into the Beltway’s underbelly. On May 16, Representative Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) claimed that the DoJ tapped into phones inside the House of Representative’s Cloakroom. Oftentimes, congressmen meet in this chamber to conduct business with reporters over the telephone.

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Administration Stands by Lies About Benghazi

On August 21, 2010, Barack Obama self-righteously proclaimed, “The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth, are people with something to hide.”

This same reasoning should apply to Obama and his cohorts who have taken extraordinary measures in concealing the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) annex in Benghazi, Libya, that came under attack on September 11, 2012, served as a hub for Libyan weapons seized after Muammar Qaddafi’s overthrow. These armaments were then shipped through Turkey to U.S.-funded rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The trafficking of guns and shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles is a direct violation of international law, thereby making every person involved in this act culpable of war crimes. Moreover, it’s clear that those who stormed the CIA annex were fully aware of the weapons being stored there.

So, when news reached the Oval Office at approximately 5:00 pm on September 11, Obama had an option to dispatch special operations forces on an emergency rescue mission during this eight-hour siege where four Americans were killed.

But, if Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his colleagues had survived this onslaught and were compelled to testify before Congress, it’s highly probable that details about illegal weapons trafficking to Syria would have come to light. Following on the heels of the Obama administration’s illegal gun-running scheme to Mexican drug cartels via “Fast and Furious,” the blow-back would have proven disastrous, especially two months before the 2012 presidential election.

Therefore, rather than intervening and letting a host of witnesses gain firsthand knowledge of their illegal activities, a stand-down order preventing rapid-response teams from rescuing Stevens and company emanated directly from Obama. The basis for this statement can be derived from the chain-of-command analysis found in a May 7 article by investigative journalist Kerry Picket. “SOCAFRICA [U.S. Special Operations Command, Africa] commander Lieutenant Col. Gibson would have contacted a desk officer at the time [of the attacks], asking for permission [to send troops]. That desk officer would have called Marine Corps Col. George Bristol, then in command of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara. From there, Bristol would have made contact with Rear Admiral Brian Losey, then Commander of Special Operations Africa. Losey would have contacted four-star General Carter Ham, commander of U.S. AFRICOM [U.S. Africa Command] at the time. Ham answers directly to the President of the United States.”

Picket concluded, “only the President of the United States, or someone acting on his authority, could have prevented Special Forces either on the ground or nearby from helping those Americans who were under deadly assault.”

It’s now evident why Obama and his mouthpieces are so willing to tolerate the ongoing rhetoric about an anti-Muhammad video. If the actual truth about Benghazi weapons trafficking and his stand-down order ever emerged, Obama would not only face impeachment hearings, he’d also be answering questions before The Hague.

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Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and author of over 40 books.




Enough Money for Foreign Nations, But Not Our Own

There’s plenty of money to dole out to foreigners, but not enough to build a tornado shelter for U.S. kids?

By Ronald L. Ray

Our prayers go out to all of the people in Moore, Oklahoma, the seventh largest city in the state, who were struck by a horrific tornado on May 20, 2013. Two schools and a hospital (all occupied at the time) were destroyed. At least 24 people were killed, hundreds injured, hundreds more missing and thousands left homeless.

It is always best when private charity is sufficient to alleviate the suffering of those who sustain losses. Government’s assistance often is misspent, without honest and careful oversight. But there will be costs to rebuilding, which may be difficult, if not impossible, for just the locals and their benefactors to bear.




 
 
 

Take just one example. The school in Moore, where seven children were killed by the storm, reportedly did not possess a tornado safe room. Usually, several are needed at a school of this size.

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Moore was struck by similar disasters in 1999 and 2003. Why did the school not have appropriate protection for the students? Typically, the response will be “insufficient funding.” Perhaps local and state options are inadequate to cover such a major project, as is often the case.

Congress is now arguing over whether to help in Moore. These political prostitutes in Washington—Republican and Democrat—have no trouble spending billions of taxpayer dollars on a massive embassy in Iraq or bailing out greedy mega-banksters. Secret torture sites are fine to fund, as are trillion-dollar wars of aggression. Enough United States aid flows to Israel to make all 6 million Israelis a millionaire, every year. Thanks to Congress’s assistance, every illegal Israeli settlement in Palestine can be built with a bomb shelter.

But build a tornado shelter for our own children? Suddenly, “fiscal responsibility” and “limited government” are back in vogue.




We can spend billions to bribe foreign officials and grow opium poppies in Afghanistan, but Americans must accept cutbacks in Social Security, veterans benefits, food stamps and disaster relief?

Our charitable duty is to our own kin, first of all—no less for the nation than for the family.

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Ronald L. Ray is a freelance author residing in the free state of Kansas. He is a descendant of several patriots of the American War for Independence.




The Israeli Link to the IRS Scandal

By Michael Collins Piper

Jumping for joy, some patriots are now convinced that those who control the big media have “gone conservative.”

The patriots point out that the traditionally “liberal” media is dumping on the Obama administration and expressing disgust that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was targeting tea party and conservative groups.

This indeed may be the first time in history the media has been so concerned about the mistreatment of such groups that have always been subject to special IRS scrutiny.

And then there’s the scandal enveloping Attorney General Eric Holder over the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) seizure of journalists’ phone records.

“Things are so bad,” patriots say, “even the media has come around and realizes how rotten Obama and Holder and the IRS are.”

Well, it’s not quite that simple.

If nine months ago you were carefully reading the August 13, 2012 issue of AMERICAN FREE PRESS, you wouldn’t be surprised at the media’s disdain for the president, his AG and the IRS.

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Here’s what AFP reported, foreshadowing the scandals that some say could lead to the impeachment of the president:

New Scandal: The Target of Obama’s Grand Jury




 
 
 

Both supporters and opponents of President Obama are concerned about negative political repercussions likely to arise from an ongoing high level criminal investigation.

It is not widely known that the Obama administration’s attorney general, Eric Holder, has upset some powerful people by launching a federal grand jury inquiry into wealthy Americans who have, according to a June 19 report from CNBC, “hidden money in Israel, many for generations,” in violation of U.S. tax laws.

Two of Israel’s biggest banks—Bank Leumi and Bank Hapoalim—are reportedly central to the inquiry and note that in 2008 the Israeli government’s controlling interest in Leumi was purchased by Cerberus, the Wall Street syndicate run by Stephen Feinberg, described by Israel’s Ha’aretz as “a New York Jew with a golden touch.”

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Since AFP first focused on that little-noticed grand jury—predicting trouble for Obama and Holder as a consequence of this inquiry— the IRS-DoJ investigation actually escalated.

On September 16, 2012, Reuters reported another Israeli bank, Mizrahi-Tefahot, was now on the list of financial institutions under scrutiny by Holder and the IRS.

Earlier, on June 20, Forbes.com assessed the situation, pointing out that “U.S. citizens with accounts in Israel may feel a little less secure,” since, Forbes noted, “the Justice Department and IRS announced the indictment of three Israeli-American tax preparers charged with helping Americans hide money in Israeli banks.” Charged were a father and son who had dual citizenship in Israel and the United States, along with an Israeli citizen living in the U.S.

In fact, according to prominent New York tax attorney Asher Rubinstein: “Many American Jews maintain bank accounts in Israel for various reasons.” But while such accounts are legal, problems arise if those accounts are used to avoid U.S. taxes.




On April 12, the DoJ announced a Jewish woman in California, Guity Kashfi, had pleaded guilty on criminal charges in relation to her Israeli accounts, this on the heels of another Justice prosecution of a Jewish man in California, Zvi Sperling, for maintaining a secret Israeli account.

In the wake of all of this, a vocal congressional voice for Israel, Representative Sander Levin (D-Mich), issued a sharply-worded letter to the IRS demanding to know if pro-Israel groups had been targeted by the IRS along with the tea party. In fact, according to the May 19 issue of the influential Jewish newspaper The Jewish Press: “Pro-Israel groups were targeted.”

All of this—at a time when the president seems disinclined to attack Iran or invade Syria (projects of special concern to Israel)—might explain why the big media (largely controlled by families and financial groups that are firm supporters of Israel) has begun savaging the president, his AG and the IRS.

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Michael Collins Piper is an author, journalist, lecturer and radio show host. He has spoken in Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Canada and the U.S.




83-Year-Old Nun Faces ‘Death Sentence’

• Sister Megan Rice, two others looking at possible 30-year term in prison for protesting nukes

By Keith Johnson

An elderly Catholic nun is one of three anti-nuclear weapons activists whom the United States government has labeled as “terrorists” for taking part in a symbolic act of vandalism against one of the nation’s largest death factories.

Earlier this month, after only 2.5 hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Knoxville , Tennessee found Sister Megan Rice, 83; Greg Boertje-Obed, 57; and Michael Walli, 63 guilty of willful destruction of government property and injuring national defense premises with the intent to interfere with the national defense. The trio—who are members of the Transform Now Plowshares movement—now face virtual death sentences of 30 years in prison and will remain behind bars until September 23, when they will once again appear before a federal judge to learn of their ultimate fate.




 
 
 

This tragic perversion of justice should be a wake up call to all U.S. citizens who still refuse to acknowledge the growing efforts by their government to criminalize the noble American tradition of dissent and civil disobedience.

The story begins on the morning of July 28, 2012, when the longtime peace activists breached a perimeter fence that surrounds the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oakridge, Tenn. and proceeded on to the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility. Once there, the group used hammers to deface a corner of the building, spray painted peace slogans and splashed human blood on the wall. They then began praying and singing hymns before peacefully surrendering to responding security officers.

According to the Transform Now Plowshares website, the protestors targeted Y-12 because of its “ongoing nuclear weapons production” and “plans for a new $7.5B bomb plant,”—a Uranium Processing Facility—that is slated to begin construction in the near future. Historically, Y-12 was part of the Manhattan Project by producing enriched uranium for the “Little Boy” atomic weapon that was dropped on Hiroshima . Today, it houses nearly 400 hundred metric tons of bomb-grade uranium and is responsible for the maintenance and production of all uranium parts for every nuclear weapon in the U.S. arsenal.

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After their arrest, the three activists were charged with federal trespassing, a misdemeanor offense that carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison. However, according to an article by Fran Quigley in the Indianapolis Star, “In a mere five months, government charges transformed them from misdemeanor trespassers to multiple felony saboteurs.

“The government also successfully moved to strip the three from presenting any defenses or testimony about the harmful effects of nuclear weapons.  The U.S. Attorney’s office filed a document they called ‘Motion to Preclude Defendants from Introducing Evidence in Support of Certain Justification Defenses.’ In this motion, the U.S. asked the court to bar the peace protestors from being allowed to put on any evidence regarding the illegality of nuclear weapons, the immorality of nuclear weapons, international law, or religious, moral or political beliefs regarding nuclear weapons, the Nuremberg principles developed after WWII, First Amendment protections, necessity or U.S. policy regarding nuclear weapons.”

Ellen Barfield, a close friend of Sister Rice and a fellow peace activist with Transform Now Plowshares, recently spoke with newspaper. When asked why their movement employs such provocative tactics, Barfield replied: “To get attention. Unfortunately, doing the legal things like standing on the side of a road is no longer effective. The point of plowshares actions is the dismantling of nuclear weapons and holding the U.S. government true to their promise to do so [pursuant] to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty signed years ago. These weapons are insane, immoral, unaffordable and certainly not creating security for any people.”

Barfield, a U.S. Army veteran, says she is not surprised by the government’s harsh response to the recent action and insists that the participating activists had no illusions about the possible repercussions. “This is part of what doing real damage to government property entails,” she said. “Plowshares activists are fully aware that similar actions have resulted in sentences as high as 15 to 20 years in prison. But most have a faith [based] motivation and really take personal responsibility to disarm according to Isaiah’s admonition [of ‘beating swords into plowshares’].”




Sister Rice is certainly no stranger to government persecution. Since joining the anti-war movement, she has been arrested more than three dozen times for her civil disobedience, which has not been limited to concerns over nuclear weapons.

“She’s what we call a ‘prisoner of conscience,’ says Barfield. “Megan took part in a protest with the School of the Americas Watch [SOA Watch], which specifically challenges a U.S. military training school for Latin American troops at Fort Benning , Georgia . SOA Watch has held a big annual gathering there for about 20 years, and Megan was one of those who crossed the line on to the base and was later handed a 6-month sentence by a pretty harsh judge.”

Barfield went on to say that Sister Rice has never been the least bit remorseful for her activities, including the most recent. “When the prosecutor pushed her to answer why she would do such a thing, Megan replied: ‘My regret was I waited 70 years.’”

Keith Johnson in an investigative journalist and host of the Revolt of the Plebs radio program.




Occupy Bilderberg

• Bilderberg Festival plans massive presence outside 2013 UK meeting site

By The Staff at AFP

When Bilderberg group attendees arrive near Watford, England in early June for the annual secret gathering, they will likely be greeted by an entire festival that has been organized on the outer grounds of the posh Grove Hotel, where the 2013 meeting will take place, June 6-9. This could represent a major publicity breakthrough and help amplify the urgent message about the existence of this powerful organization as well as who is behind it.

The group is an elitist set of corporate heads, major politicians, media moguls and financial kingpins who meet each year in guarded, closed-door policy meetings, to determine how the world should go—whether the people of the world like it or not.




 
 
 

The longtime American mainstream media blackout about the Bilderberg meetings—elite gatherings, which date back to 1954 when this globalist group first started skulking into luxury hotels to assess their status and make their profiteering plans—eroded considerably last year in Chantilly, Virginia. There, The Washington Post—whose publishers have long participated as Bilderberg insiders but never reported a word about it—sent a photographer and printed a news story about the Va. confab. AMERICAN FREE PRESS’s team cheered and ran a story about it.

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Organizers of the “Bilderberg Fringe Festival” held a warm-up celebration on May 25 outside the gates of the Grove Hotel, where Bilderberg will meet in June. They are calling themselves the “Bilderberg Welcoming Committee,”which is made up of “an umbrella organization consisting of pro-transparency campaigners.” Some are calling this year’s overall movement “Occupy Bilderberg.”

UK activist Nick Martian informed this newspaper May 22 that the festival has been organized under the auspices of a group called Passing Clouds, which has an address of 1 Richmond Rd., Dalston, E8 4AA London. Passing Clouds describes itself as being “run by the people for the people. . . . We actively seek progressive change within our system and our society to ensure a peaceful future for all people on the planet.”




The Fringe Festival will happen June 7-9 and will feature Bilderberg critics Alex Jones of Infowars.com, UK activist David Icke and others in a speakers’ area near the group’s press office.

The festival’s Internet postings show that a little levity is part of the mix. There is an announcement for “Bilderberg Bingo,” with the bingo cards featuring the faces of David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger and other longtime Bilderbergers.




Bow Hunters Feeding Starving Families

By Jenifer Dixon

Every year, members of the grassroots hunting organization Back Yard Bow Pro (BYBP) donate thousands of pounds of venison to local charity groups to help alleviate hunger in two North Carolina counties. It’s a popular program that organizers hope will spread across the nation to help hungry families.

This local non-profit group, founded in Weaverville, N.C., has come up with a formula that helps everybody. They help the hungry by donating fresh meat to charities. They help landowners by reducing the excess population of deer that destroy much of the locally grown organic produce. They help hunters by giving them not only a larger purpose to the hunt but by integrating their function into the community.



 

The concept was literally born in the back yard as Joe Lasher and Adam Ellwood of BYBP and Billy Stewart of Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry discussed ways to help the community in their backyard.

“It takes a community to combat hunger through hunting,” said Lasher, the founder of BYBP.

Lasher talks of hunting and fishing as a heritage of the people of his area. And given that one out of four children and one out of four seniors are “food insecure,” meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from, the need is great. But simultaneously, the program helps people to understand the role of the hunter.

“The greatest goal is that we want to help our friends, our family and those less fortunate, because that is what the hunting heritage is all about,” says Lasher.

“Hunt to help” might be the motto of this organization, which has provided some 200,000 meals to the needy since 2000 and has grown in two-and-a-half years to more than 24 states. One of the intended consequences of this community outreach has been to create bonds in the community and have different elements of the community—hunters, landowners and hungry families—working together. It helps to recreate what was once a staple of American life: community self-sufficiency. It also stresses the importance of changing the negative concept that many have today of the hunter, not realizing that it has been hunters, fishermen and farmers who have traditionally kept communities alive.



Marcella Morgan of Big Ivy Community Center in Barnardsville, N.C. speaks glowingly of the program and how the venison is included in packages provided by the Christmas Angel Project and winds up in everything from spaghetti sauce to hamburger helper.

But that’s not all. The venison provided by BYBP has moved into the gourmet world as well. Chef Derek St. Germain, the regional director of BYBP, coordinates with local organic farms and cooks gourmet meals with what once was derisively called “freezer fodder.” The first attendees were hunters, but over the years non-hunting members of the community have been attending these community meals sponsored by BYBP.

Hunters in the program are certified. They submit to a criminal background check and agree to a code of ethics. They also agree to hand over a certain proportion of their hunt to charitable organizations.

It’s a win-win situation for all involved. Participants celebrate their heritage and enjoy the bounty of nature that surrounds us. And many more sit down to a nourishing, satisfying meal.

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Jenifer Dixon is the author of The Holy Land Unveiled, has a B.A. cum laude in English literature and history from George Washington University and has worked for a number of media outlets and at several D.C. think tanks including the Institute for Public Accuracy and Women Strike for Peace.




Bungling CIA Agent Arrested in Moscow Embarrasses U.S.

By Richard Walker

Bumbling Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Ryan Fogle was recently caught red-handed in Moscow by Russia’s Federal Security Bureau (FSB) with wigs, tens of thousands of euros and other Cold War spying paraphernalia while trying to recruit a Russian intelligence operative.

Fogle was certainly no James Bond. He had been posing as a secretary in the United States Embassy in Moscow until his recent capture at his apartment. FSB agents filmed the arrest and turned it over to local news reporters, who then broadcast it on public television. Eventually it was uploaded to the popular video website YouTube for all the world to see.




 
 
 

That was undoubtedly embarrassing for the CIA and the White House but not half as embarrassing as the fact that Fogle’s arrest and exposure coincided with a visit to Moscow by Secretary of State John Kerry. It also came a week after Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller met FSB chiefs in Moscow to discuss the Boston bombing.

Fogle had been trying to recruit an FSB officer who had knowledge of terror groups in Chechnya and Dagestan, two areas visited by accused Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

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When caught, Fogle had in his possession a letter he intended to present to his target. The letter was to reinforce a financial offer he had made over the phone days earlier to the target:

Dear friend,

We are ready to offer you $100,000 to discuss your experience, expertise and co-operation. The reward may be much greater if you are willing to answer specific questions. In addition to that, we can offer up to $1m a year for long-term co-operation, with extra bonuses if we receive some helpful information.

To get back with us, please go to an internet café, or a coffee shop that has Wi-Fi, and open a new Gmail account which you will use exclusively to contact us. As you register, do not provide any personal info that can help identify you or your new account.

Once you register this new account, use it to send a message to [email protected] In exactly one week, check this mailbox for a response from us.

Thank you for reading this letter. We look forward to working with you in the nearest future.




Your friends.

According to reports, Fogle was eventually released into the custody of the U.S. Embassy and was quickly spirited back to Washington.

The episode turned into a total embarrassment for the CIA, which, with all its money and power, had one of its agents using a free Google email account to conduct his spying as well as a street map and compass to find his way around Moscow because his old cell phone lacked GPS capability.

Richard Walker is the pen name of a former N.Y. news producer.




Man Who Stripped for TSA American Folk Hero

• Average American tried to demonstrate absurdity of porno scans

By Brooks M. Conner

When most people picture a hero, they usually envision someone in a uniform with special powers to rid the world of evil. But not all champions for good come with a cape and a mask. Take John Brennan, the somewhat portly web designer by day who single-handedly faced down the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an out-of-control monster that has been menacing and intimidating Americans for years. Who would have known, beneath the mild-mannered surface, Brennan would end up fighting for justice and the American way?

AMERICAN FREE PRESS recently caught up with Brennan to discuss in an exclusive interview what happened to him.




 
 
 

On April 17, 2012, Brennan arrived at the international airport in Portland, Oregon to catch a flight for a business trip to San Jose, California. Brennan said he, like so many other regular Americans, had quietly lined up at the security gate in order to be screened before boarding his flight when something strange happened to him.

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Brennan told AFP that he had refused to go through the body scanner, or the porno scanner as it is so often called, due to the fact that it projects images of travelers without their clothes on to a computer screen that is monitored by an anonymous security official. Instead, Brennan opted for the enhanced pat-down, an invasive body search that has a TSA official placing his gloved hands in the most private parts of your body. The TSA security then swabbed the gloves he used on Brennan and claimed to have found traces of nitrates on him, which are used in explosives.

“There are naturally occurring nitrates everywhere around us,” Brennan told AFP. “They’re in our foods; we get them from the air—many unsuspected places.”

Brennan said the accusation was the last straw for him. He said he had had it and decided to disrobe entirely in order to demonstrate that he was not hiding anything.

Brennan was immediately arrested for indecent exposure. Brennan eventually beat those charges, but the TSA, deciding it was a law unto itself, decided to arbitrarily fine him $1,000 for “interference with screening.” On May 14, Brennan was in court for five hours fighting the fine. The judge’s “decision is at least a month away.”

“Our rights are being eroded daily due to an imbalance of authority,” said Brennan. “Rights of the individual are important.”




When asked if he had advice to share with other travelers, Brennan replied: “TSA has the upper hand, so know what you’re going to do before you arrive at the checkpoints.”

There are all kinds of new technologies out there for managing security, he added, “So in order to avoid some of the more unpleasant ones, opt out of the scanner and take the pat-down.”

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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Support Sheriffs in St. Charles, Mo. this Weekend

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Former Arizona sheriff Richard I. Mack, best-known for his successful Supreme Court lawsuit against the Clinton Administration’s illegal application of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, more commonly referred to as the Brady Bill, and author of several books, including The MAGIC of Gun Control and The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope, discusses the upcoming Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association conference taking place in St. Charles, Missouri this weekend, in this engaging interview (10:56).



 

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AFP PODCAST & ARTICLE: Former CIA Asset Details Government Attempts to Censor Truth about 9-11, Iraq Wars

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Susan Lindauer, 49, was the first woman and the second non-Arab American to be charged with violating the Patriot Act, was arrested on March 11, 2004, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and charged with “acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government,” accepting $10,000 from the Iraqi Intelligence Service, and accused of meeting with an FBI agent posing as a Libyan.

She was locked up for one year at United States prison Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Texas without trial or hearing, “and threatened with indefinite detention and forcible drugging to shut her up.” “During her incarceration she won the right to refuse forced anti-psychotic medication which the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) claimed would render her competent to stand trial.” On January 16, 2009, after nearly five years of being under indictment with no conviction or guilty plea, the DoJ dismissed all charges.




 
 
 

Ms. Lindauer discusses her early years, and touches on her memoir, EXTREME PREJUDICE: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover-Ups of 9/11 & Iraq, in this interesting interview (26:14).

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9-11 From The Inside Out

CIA ‘asset’ blows the whistle on September 11 co-conspirators

Susan Lindauer, 49, was the first woman and the second non-Arab American to be charged with violating the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, more commonly referred to as the Patriot Act, “a 7,000 page document,” she says, “that I happened to know nobody on Capitol Hill actually read before voting to approve.” USA PATRIOT is a 10-letter acronym that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.

Ms. Lindauer was arrested on March 11, 2004, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and charged with “acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government,” accepting $10,000 from the Iraqi Intelligence Service, and accused of meeting with an FBI agent posing as a Libyan. She was locked up for one year at United States prison Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Texas without trial or hearing, “and threatened with indefinite detention and forcible drugging to shut her up.” “During her incarceration she won the right to refuse forced anti-psychotic medication which the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) claimed would render her competent to stand trial.” On January 16, 2009, after nearly five years of being under indictment with no conviction or guilty plea, the DoJ dismissed all charges.

Ms. Lindauer explains that the reason for her extreme odyssey is because she was a U.S. intelligence asset covering anti-terrorism at the Iraqi Embassy in New York from 1996 up until Iraq War II, who also happened to be an antiwar activist in possession of Iraqi prewar intelligence that would expose the myriad lies used to justify hostilities. She also claims to have given advance warning on 9-11, and several independent sources have confirmed this.

Born in Oklahoma and raised in California and Alaska, “Lindauer is the daughter of John Howard Lindauer II, the newspaper publisher and former Republican nominee for Governor of Alaska.” She is also the second cousin on her father’s side to former White House Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, Andrew Card, whom she delivered a letter to, urging him to intercede with Bush not to invade Iraq, while offering to act as a back channel in negotiations.

She was an honor student in high school and graduated from Smith College and received a master’s degree in public policy from the London School of Economics. She has worked as a reporter and editor at two Washington newspapers, and a reporter and researcher at the news magazine U.S. News & World Report.

She worked for several U.S. Democratic Representatives, including Peter DeFazio (Ore.), Ron Wyden (Ore.), and Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), and also as a press secretary and speech writer for Democratic Senator Carol Moseley Braun (Ill.).

As a result of her experiences, Ms. Lindauer wrote the 457-page book, Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq, which details her life as an intelligence asset, her arrest, imprisonment and eventual release.

AMERICAN FREE PRESS conducted an exclusive interview with Ms. Lindauer, to discuss the book.

AFP asked Ms. Lindauer when she first decided to write the book.

“I got the idea for writing the book from my boyfriend,” she said, “right after my indictment, and we knew that this was an important story, that Americans needed to hear the real truth about Iraqi prewar intelligence and the CIA’s advance warnings about 9-11. Everybody understood why they were suppressing the truth, because the government was so desperate to reinvent the facts so that politicians in Washington could escape their responsibility for having pushed the country into this catastrophic war.”




AFP asked how her background prepared her for her work as an intelligence asset, which are, according to her book, “private citizens who have developed some specialized field of expertise or interest that grants them special access to target groups desirable to the intelligence community.”

“I went to the London School of Economics, and there for the first time, I was exposed to Arabs and Muslims,” she said. “The London School of Economics at that time was a major educational institution for the sons and daughters of foreign diplomats and foreign leaders. They were heavily represented by the Middle East, and I was exposed to a broader global picture then I had ever imagined.”

AFP asked how she persevered through this terrible ordeal.

 “It was a horrific nightmare, an appalling offense to the democracy of our country and the Constitutional protections,” she said.

“I am a formidable fighter. If I had been a weak defendant, they would’ve given me a trial. And if I had been a weak prisoner, they would’ve succeeded in forcibly drugging me. The fact that the Justice Department made the accusations and was unable to go into court and complete the case and make a presentation to a jury, should tell you…that I would’ve conducted my own oversight investigation into Iraqi prewar intelligence right in that courtroom.”

AFP asked how her experiences could apply to your average American.

“If they could do this to me, you have no chance. Because I know how to fight, the CIA taught me. I was trained by the CIA for a decade to run any blockade. I am a child, a creature, of black ops and operations. I’m not an analyst. I’m the one who goes in and deals face-to-face with terrorists. Terrorism was my baby for a decade.”

AFP asked what she had realized while locked up.

“What I believed while I was in prison was that a man can be judged by the strength of his enemies. And I was attacked by George [W.] Bush and Dick Cheney, Colin Powell and Paul Wolfowitz and right-wing neocons, who had to lie, they couldn’t even tell the truth about who I was.”




Brits Brace for Bilderberg

By Mark Anderson

In Hertfordshire, England, in the town of Watford, the mayor and the local press are not giving the silent treatment to the upcoming Bilderberg Group meeting at the luxurious Grove Hotel, June 6-9. This advance, prominent publicity on Bilderberg is welcome news, considering that for decades the globalist cabal has been able to operate behind a veil of near-total secrecy.

Mayor Dorothy Thornhill is already speaking to the press about her concerns that Bilderberg protesters, intent on crashing the internationalists’ elite party, will soon be descending on her quiet town.

“I have my concerns about it, because it does attract people who can and do cause violence and disturbance,” Ms. Thornhill quavered to the Watford Observer.

It seems Ms. Thornhill got her knickers in a knot regarding the basic concept of who the purveyors of violence really are. Is it really the protesters, or could it be the power players who conduct these Bilderberg meetings to secretively and undemocratically lay out broad objectives, such as sustaining existing wars and planning new ones?




 
 

A UK blogger adroitly noted: “It is not the protesters that should be the main concern—it is the fact that the world’s political, financial and military elite meet in absolute secrecy, including their own [UK] elected officials.”

If the mayor seems a tad dim in her estimation of who the real troublemakers are, she still is noticeably uncomfortable that local taxpayers, to the extent that local resources are used to handle the Bilderberg group’s security needs, must pick up the tab. While the 140 or so major bankers, corporate captains, media moguls, policy wonks, royalty and other manicured mavens who come to these meetings do spend their own funds for private security, the locals are milked to pay for a heightened police presence over the weekend.

A trusted AMERICAN FREE PRESS source in the UK said police are mounting a sizable security operation, utilizing a nearby rugby club as their base of operations. This source added that there are persistent rumors of a “drill” being planned in that same area during the Bilderberg meeting, with several observers wondering just what the drill may include.

Meanwhile, the Hertfordshire Constabulary, while confirming the Bilderberg meeting will take place, has been hesitant to comment on operational details, nor has their financial cost to the public been divulged.

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Green Tyranny

• Environmental dreams turn to nightmare

By Victor Thorn

In Maryland, nine counties are facing what’s called a rain tax based on the square footage of pavement on their property. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban Styrofoam cups, whereas San Francisco no longer allows supermarkets to use plastic grocery bags. A couple in Idaho, Mike and Chantell Sackett, were forced to endure a Supreme Court battle against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after filling a hole with dirt and rocks on a lot they had purchased. Due to allegedly violating the Clean Water Act, the Sacketts faced fines of $75,000 per day.

In light of these onerous impositions, libertarian television show host John Stossel recently coined a term for these nanny state dictums and agency abuses at every level: “Green Tyranny.” During one telecast, Stossel aired the plight of a Utah resident that couldn’t develop his land due to tens of thousands of prairie dogs which were classified as endangered species. To this man’s dismay, he discovered that every prairie dog killed carried a $10,000 fine and a five-year prison sentence.

The lunacy doesn’t end in America. England’s Drax power plant, accustomed to burning coal, has been crippled by environmental regulations. Today, the plant managers have been forced to switch to a “renewable” resource, namely wood chips. An obvious problem has arisen, however. While the UK’s supply of coal is abundant, the country’s trees are limited. More importantly, studies have shown that trees as a fuel source release even more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than coal does.

The EPA, Housing and Urban Development and Department of Energy (DoE) have pushed their heavy-handed edicts to such an extreme that bureaucrats now want to conduct green-inspections on every home sold. Instead of realtors and private inspection firms dealing with potential buyers and sellers, the feds may determine if your roof, heating ducts, plumbing, electrical sockets and furnace meet their requirements. If they fail to pass stringent standards, be prepared to pay for upgrades that could reach five-figure sums.

To get an idea of how the green police think, last year senior EPA administrator Alfredo Armendariz was forced to resign after a videotape surfaced of him saying that polluters should be penalized the same way that Romans treated rebels thousands of years ago: via crucifixion. “You make examples out of people who are not complying with the law,” Armendariz threatened.




 
 
 

Green-Style Crony Corruption

By Victor Thorn

On May 9, AMERICAN FREE PRESS spoke with Marita Noon, executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. Noon has written 18 columns devoted to the subject of renewable energy boondoggles. AFP inquired about the environmental movement’s hidden agenda.

“The green energy corruption scandal is based on two lies,” she said. “First, an energy shortage doesn’t exist, because the United States has enough coal, natural gas and uranium to satisfy our electrical needs for centuries into the future. Even if an energy shortage did exist, no one can answer this question: How would wind and solar power help us get off Middle East oil, especially when they’re inefficient at producing electricity?”

Ms. Noon continued: “Lie No. 2 bolsters the assumption that climate change is a man-made crisis, caused by Americans driving SUVs. For some reason, environmentalists think that even if we were the only country doing anything about this so-called climate change, it would still be OK to destroy our economy. But if we eliminate lies No. 1 and 2, the whole premise for green energy crumbles.”

This topic prompted Ms. Noon to make another observation: “Last month, the European Parliament voted against salvaging their failing emissions trading scheme. That would be their version of Obama’s ‘Cap and Trade’ legislation. European lawmakers realized this blueprint was ruining their economy.”

Talking dollars and sense, Ms. Noon compared America to its top rival. “The Chinese are building, on average, one new coal-fired power plant per week, and they’re cleaner than anything we have in the U.S., because of improving technology,” she said. “By contrast, our country hasn’t constructed a coal-fired power plant in the last 30 years.”

When questioned about the quality of their environment, Ms. Noon answered, “The Chinese know they’ve ruined their rivers and air. They’re at where we were in the 1970s. Still, it’s slowly improving, and the Chinese aren’t willing to hamstring their economy by signing something like the Kyoto Protocol [an international treaty designed to reduce greenhouse gases].”

Ms. Noon next touched upon a sore subject at the Obama White House. “The Chinese are making a killing manufacturing solar panels that they sell to the U.S.” Indeed, after Obama’s green czars dumped $535 million in stimulus into Solyndra—a California-based producer of solar cells—it went bankrupt, a glaring example of failed crony capitalism.

On this note, Noon surmised, “Barack Obama is ideologically aligned with the green agenda, so they have to keep the public thinking that climate change is a crisis.”

With this in mind, Ms. Noon described what she refers to as the “crony corruption” process. “The government wants a certain percentage of our economy to be green,” she said. “But since all these specialized products do not currently exist, Obama gave tons of money to companies to make them. It should come as no surprise that the owners of these corporations were huge Obama campaign donors.”

The end results, regrettably, were entire industries based on illusion. “The only reason wind power has survived is because of government funding,” said Ms. Noon. “The minute government money goes away, so does the wind industry. Plus, windmills kill an enormous amount of birds and bats. Since there are less bats to eat bugs that kill crops, farmers must spray more pesticides. How does any of this make ecological sense?”

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Green Means Color of Money for Obama Backers

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To get a better understanding of how the global warming movement actually fronts as part of an elaborate scam, on May 9 AFP interviewed Christine Lakatos, a researcher and founder of The Green Corruption Files blog.




“In 2009, the current administration devoted $100 billion of the stimulus package to their green agenda,” said Ms. Lakatos. “90% of all guaranteed loan programs went to Obama cronies who helped with his campaign. Oftentimes, the White House went directly over the heads of various agencies to OK these loans.”

To prevent any confusion, Ms. Lakatos highlighted the following point. “Under Obama’s stimulus program, green jobs—or any jobs, for that matter—weren’t a priority. Political payback for campaign promises was the priority.” As verification of this claim, on December 14, 2008, Larry Summers, Obama’s National Economic Council director, wrote in a secretive 57-page memo, “The stimulus package is a key tool for advancing clean energy goals and fulfilling a number of campaign commitments.”

Curious about where this money wound up, AFP looked to Ms. Lakatos for answers. “Under Obama’s green agenda,” she said, “much of the funding went to Wall Street bankers such as Citibank and Goldman Sachs. Citibank secured $12 billion and put some of their people in the White House, while three Goldman Sachs executives served as campaign bundlers. Other recipients included millionaire environmentalists like Chicago’s Penny Pritzker, venture capitalists like Al Gore, and corporations such as General Electric, whose CEO Jeffrey Immelt sits on Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.”

Ms. Lakatos identified one final piece of the puzzle. “George Soros’s people helped write the stimulus package, then Soros went on a stock buying spree of companies—many of them green-related—that received stimulus money. Soros was Obama’s green agent. Worse, dozens of people appointed to the DoE all worked for or had connections to Soros.”

The deception couldn’t be clearer. “This is extreme crony capitalism promoted under an umbrella of saving the planet. If billionaires really believed in green energy so much, why don’t they use their own money to fund it instead of our tax dollars?” she said.

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Globalists Green with Envy

By Victor Thorn

At the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, global warming theory advocate Al Gore declared: “Americans are going to have to face a wrenching transformation of society.” But what precisely does Gore’s creeping prophecy entail? If we use the internationalist-oriented Agenda 21 as a gauge, Americans can expect a continuing push toward depopulated rural areas and tax policies that favor urban dwellers over suburbanites. This move would reduce commuting distances, even to the point of eliminating most usage of automobiles.

In a spring 2012 article, Ryan Lenz of the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a mocking depiction of life under the constraints of Agenda 21. “Increasing numbers [of people] are crammed into urbanized ‘pack ’em and stack ‘em’ apartment complexes and forced to use mass transportation and live according to a collectivist ethos. Once the UN’s radical utopia is achieved, gun ownership will be forbidden.” From Lenz’s perspective, such fears merely exist as paranoid delusions of conspiracy theorists.

Environmental radicals envision a populace that eats less meat, doesn’t use petroleum and drastically reduces consumption in the name of so-called sustainable development.

“Sustainability” is an important concept to understand, especially in light of the woman who popularized the concept in 1987, Gro Harlem Brundtland, vice president of the World Socialist Party. With the dual goals of population reduction and social equity, Ms. Brundtland and her UN colleagues yearn for an age where private land ownership among everyday “commoners” has been disallowed. Instead, Harvey Ruvin, vice chairman of the Wildlands Project, proposed, “Individual rights will have to take a backseat to the collective.”

Even more extreme, Earth First’s Dave Foreman demands, “We must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of acres or presently settled land.”

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Top Warmonger Calls for ‘Robust Internationalism’

• Still-powerful politician wants U.S. to fight more foreign wars

By Michael Collins Piper

Just when Americans hoped they had heard the last of recently retired Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)—who had been widely touted as a possible secretary of state in a Mitt Romney presidential administration — Lieberman joined another fervent disciple of the New World Order, former Senator John Kyl (R-Ariz.), in co-chairing the so-called American Internationalism Project, a division of the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Promoting their globalist agenda —calling for the United States to flex its military muscle abroad—the two ex-senators co-wrote an opinion piece published in The Washington Post on April 26 warning of what they called “the danger of repeating the cycle of American isolationism.”




 
 
 

Disturbed that economic problems at home, coupled with growing weariness on the part of Americans with costly and foolish no-win wars abroad —wars which Lieberman and Kyl continue to maintain were the right thing at the right time—are causing Americans to question U.S. meddling overseas, the two former senators are concerned that many Americans are demanding what they call a “retreat from the world.” Scorning this as advocacy for what they seek to smear as “neo-isolationist” policies, Lieberman and Kyl claim that “a diminished U.S. role in the world” would bring “long-term costs for our country.”

Pushing for what they refer to as a “robust internationalism” on the part of the U.S.—meaning a full-force military presence all over the planet—the duo speak of “the continuing importance of American internationalism.” The two urge “bipartisan” consensus on the support for U.S. meddling across the planet.

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It will be recalled that Lieberman—the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2000—was actually defeated for renomination to the Senate in his own party primary in 2006 as payback for his support for the war that Republican George W. Bush waged against Iraq on behalf of Israel.

Then, after winning reelection as an independent, Lieberman was Republican John McCain’s personal preference in 2008 for his vice presidential running mate and Lieberman was prepared to cross party lines and sign on with McCain. In the end, although former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin got the second slot, Lieberman not only spoke at the Republican National Convention, but also publicly endorsed McCain over Barack Obama.

In this sense, Lieberman does represent the “bipartisan” nature of the globalist forces that continue to push for absolute control of the direction of U.S. foreign policy.

Utilizing diverse elements in the Israeli lobby—along with a host of think tanks, political action groups and other big money sources—they seek to manipulate public discussion in the direction they desire, actively aided and abetted by the major media in America which interlocks with high-level power groups such as Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Although these internationalists represent everything that is contrary to the old-style nationalist tradition of looking out for America’s interests first, their influence remains substantial in the ranks of the Republican Party. It has even begun to impact the thinking of some patriots who are tricked into supporting the idea that America needs to be the world’s policeman, even at the cost of budget-busting military expansionism at the expense of the needs of the American people at home.




This philosophy—which sounds patriotic to many people, but which is anything but that—is often referred to as “American exceptionalism,” the idea that America has a particular God-given duty and right to essentially rule the world (in partnership with Israel and Britain and other selected allies, of course).

In truth, America can do the best for itself (and all of the world) by ignoring Lieberman and his ilk and doing what the Democratic Party’s 1972 presidential candidate, George McGovern, urged quite simply: “Come home America.”

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U.S. Allies in Syria a Barbarous Lot

• Syrian rebels supported by America accused of gang-raping female civilians, cannibalism

By Ralph Forbes

Americans were shocked by the horrific stories of three women, who suffered brutality and torture, locked in a virtual dungeon for over a decade by a sick monster. If Americans knew the truth about nearly $1B of their tax monies the Obama administration gave away to sick, sadistic monsters to brutally torture countless women to be gang-raped, mutilated and murdered as helpless sex slaves, they would be equally shocked.

Obama said he was “outraged” after Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, an Air Force officer who led the branch’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit, was arrested for sexual assault—even though an estimated 26K sexual assaults in the armed services were covered up last year—a 35% increase in the past two years of his presidency. So perhaps Obama can claim ignorance of the mass rapes, tortures and murders he pays for with our money—even though his Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. Army’s Africa Command and most of the rest of the world—including billions of Muslims—are outraged by these “Cleveland-like” horrific mass sex-crimes, multiplied a million times over.




 
 
 

On May 15, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced that it would vote on a proposal to start openly arming groups fighting the popular government of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

This comes even after the North African news service Magharebia—sponsored by the U.S. Africa Command—interviewed the head of the Tunisian League for Human Rights, Balkis Mechri-Allagui, about Syria, claiming that CIA and Mossad-backed clerics have gone so far as to bless the rape of women and children who don’t support rebels fighting the Syrian government.

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Like the vast majority of Muslims, Mechri-Allagui is outraged by the so-called “sexual jihad” preached by fanatical perverts, such as the following so-called religious leaders who condone sexual attacks:

Take the case of Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-’Ajlawni, who issued a “fatwa” telling jihadists to “capture and have sex with” all non-Sunni women—especially Assad’s own sect (the Alawites) and Christians. The U.S. mass media has censored the many reports of kidnappings and horrific gang-rapes of many Christian girls. After one kidnapping, eyewitnesses in the town of Aleppo reported that members of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) raped girls, thinking it was “halal” or lawful because al-’Ajlawni called “infidel” women, melk al-yamin, or sex slaves, who are seen more as animals or possessions, than human.

The FSA is one of the groups actively fighting the Syrian government. According to The New York Times, FSA has benefited from weapons funneled to them from the CIA via Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Another CIA-backed “chaplain,” Saudi Muhammad al-Arifi, issued a blessing to jihadi fighters to engage in “intercourse marriage” with captive Syrian women that lasts for a few hours “in order to give each fighter a turn”—in other words, to gang-rape these poor women.

It has been reported that rich sheiks from Saudi Arabia and Qatar buy young sex slaves from FSA fighters to use them for a few days or weeks. Then the girls are dumped alone in Jordan, or left to come back to their families, humiliated and abused.

Sheikh Ishaq Huwaini preached infidel captives are ghanima, or the “spoils of war,” to be distributed among fighters and taken to “the slavemarket,” where slave girls and concubines are sold. “Go to the market and buy her, and she becomes like your legal mate—though without a contract, a guardian, or any of that stuff,” Magharebia quoted him as saying. “In other words, when I want a sex slave, I go to the market and pick whichever female I desire and buy her.”




Syrians have been fleeing their homes, even on foot, to escape FSA terrorism. Thousands of Syrians fled to Jordan’s Zataari refugee camp to escape the war. “Three girls in our camp were kidnapped,” Israa Mohammed told Magharebia. “They raped them. Then they brought them back to the camp. . . . The Jordanian guys, they come to harass Syrian girls from the age of seven or six.”

These monstrous war crimes were spawned by a CIA-sponsored version of “Islam” as part of Operation Cyclone, which began with $20–$30M in 1980—rising to $630M per year in 1987. Funding continued for the Afghan mujahideen through 1992. After 9-11, the U.S. government continued to support many of the radical “Islamists” and crazies—such as “Fethullah Gulen‘s $25B madrassa-and-mosque-establishment efforts throughout the Central Asian region and the Balkans.”

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