Wednesday, June 20, 2012

12-06-20 More on drones...

UN Investigator Criticizes US Drone War
By Daphne Eviatar
The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings has just released a report decrying the lack of accountability in the U.S. overseas killings by unmanned drones.

Unconstitutional Uses of Drones Must Stop
By Rep. Ron Paul
We must curtail the government's ability use drones right away lest the massacres in Yemen and Pakistan turn out to be crude training exercises for what the administration has in mind on our own soil.

Is This Still America?
40 Years of Growing Surveillance
By Nat Hentoff
An example that far exceeds the once-fearsome vision of George Orwell's 1984.

12-06-20 Assange dodges jail!

Bradley Manning, Julian Assange

How 20th Century!

Abandoning proper legal process? Such thinking seems so  - to borrow words from the eminent legal scholar Alberto Gonzales - so "quaint," so "obsolete," so pre-9/11! Abandoning proper legal process post-9/11 has become the "new paradigm" adopted not only by the Bush, but also by the Obama administration.

Not only is Julian Assange within his rights to seek asylum, he is also in his right mind. Consider this: he was about to be sent to faux-neutral Sweden, which has a recent history of bowing to U.S. demands in dealing with those that Washington says are some kind of threat to U.S. security. Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday provided an example:

"In December 2001, Sweden handed over two asylum seekers to the CIA, which then rendered them to be tortured in Egypt. A ruling from the U.N. Human Rights Committee found Sweden in violation of the global ban on torture for its role in that rendition (the two individuals later received a substantial settlement from the Swedish government)."

(from Ray McGovern, linked below)

Julian Assange asylum move is 'a tragedy' for his accusers, says lawyer: 
Lawyer representing two women who accuse WikiLeaks founder of sexual assault says he still expects extradition to go ahead

Julian Assange requests asylum at Ecuador embassy - live coverage

Julian Assange's Artful Dodge
By Ray McGovern
Barring a CIA drone strike on the Ecuadorian embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's sudden appeal for asylum there may spare him a prison stay in Sweden or possibly the United States.

Julian Assange's Right to Asylum
By Glenn Greenwald
Given the travesty that is American justice, WikiLeaks' founder is entitled to seek asylum and well-advised to fear extradition.

12-06-20 Michael Badnarik's Constitution Class 1 of 43

Anonymous recommends flying the flag upside down, a traditional signal of distress

Boycott the US presidential vote! It only legitimizes the illegitimate...
12-04-15 2012 Presidential election votes will be counted in Spain

12-06-20 Jail the Bankers

12-06-20 What is YAMAM? Wikipedia

YِAMAM is an elite unit of the Border Patrol for fighting terror.  YAMAM is the acronym of "Special Central Unit"... but it is often called the Counter-terrorism Unit.

YAMAM is the senior assault unit of the State of Israel.  Other assault units in Israel include ...

YAMAM parallels other counter-terrorism units elsewhere in the world, such as the US SWAT units, the French GIGN, and the German GSG-9...


הימ"מ היא יחידת העילית של משמר הגבול ללוחמה בטרור. ה"ימ"מ" הוא ראשי תיבות של "יחידה מרכזית מיוחדת"‏[1][2] (ולא "יחידה משטרתית מיוחדת" כפי שנהוג לחשוב), אך לעתים רבות נקראתהיחידה ללוחמה בטרור.
הימ"מ היא יחידת ההשתלטות הבכירה של מדינת ישראל. יחידות השתלטות נוספות בישראל הן סיירת מטכ"ל של צה"ל ולוט"ר אילת, יחידת מילואים צה"לית.
הימ"מ מקבילה ליחידות לוחמה בטרור הפועלות בעולם, כגון יחידות ה-SWAT האמריקניות, ה-GIGN הצרפתית וה-GSG-9 הגרמנית (שהוקמה בעקבות רצח המשלחת הישראלית באולימפיאדת מינכן) שהוקמו באירופה בשנות ה-70 של המאה ה-20 כדי להילחם בחטיפות מטוסים על ידי מחבלים פלסטינים. הימ"מ נחשבת לאחת היחידות המקצועיות והטובות מסוגה בארץ ובעולם‏[1][3], למרות תקציבה הקטן יחסית.

12-06-20 What is YAMAR? _ Wikipedia

YAMAR "The Central Unit" is an investigation and intelligence unit in the Israel Police. In each District there is a YAMAR, which deals with high crimes, which are not handled in the Station level. The YAMARs deal with murder, organized crime, extortion, threats, etc... All cases in the YAMAR are classified "Confidential", or "Top Confidential"... The YAMARs operate under-cover agents among drug dealers, follow illegal drug imports...

היחידה המרכזית

היחידה המרכזית הינה יחידת חקירות ומודיעין אשר פועלת ברמת המחוזות השונים במשטרת ישראל. בכל מחוז קיים ימ"ר שתפקידו לטפל בפשיעה החמורה בתחום המחוז. עבירות ופשעים חמורים עוברים מרמת התחנות לרמת הימ"ר על פי החלטת מפקד המחוז, ראש אגף החקירות והמודיעין והמפכ"ל. היחידות מטפלות בעבירות רצחארגוני פשיעה ופשע מאורגן, סחיטות ואיומים וכו'.
היחידות מורכבות מחוקריםבלשים אנשי מודיעין ואמצעים טכנולוגיים לביצוע המשימה. מרבית תיקי החקירה שמתנהלים בימ"ר מסווגים ברמת סודי וסודי ביותר. רק לאחר "פיצוח" והגשת כתב אישום החקירה מדווחת לאמצעי התקשורת. הימרים מפעילים סוכנים סמויים בקרב סוחרי סמים, עוקבים אחרי בלדרים שמייבאים מחו"ל לארץ סמים ואמל"ח. היחידות המחוזיות גם שותפות לפעילות פח"עית. היחידה המרכזית מהווה ראש חץ בפעילות כנגד הפשיעה החמורה בארץ ולעתים קרובות מוצאים בה השוטרים את עצמם בעימות ישיר בינם לבין העבריינים בהם הם מטפלים. היחידה המרכזית למעשה יחידת עילית של המחוז ונותנת מענה למפקד המחוז בתופעות בעייתיות.

12-06-20 Video: COINTELPRO 101 - The Sabotage Of Legitimate Dissent

COINTELPRO 101 - The Sabotage Of Legitimate Dissent

Real examples from the pentagon, military, politicians and the media

12-06-20 COINTELPRO - Wikipedia

COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal,[2] projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.

The FBI has used covert operations against domestic political groups since its inception; however, covert operations under the official COINTELPRO label took place between 1956 and 1971.[3] COINTELPRO tactics included discrediting targets through psychological warfare; smearing individuals and groups using forged documents and by planting false reports in the media; harassment; wrongful imprisonment; and illegal violence, including assassination.[4][5][6] The FBI's stated motivation was "protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order."[7]

FBI records show that 85% of COINTELPRO resources targeted groups and individuals that the FBI deemed "subversive,"[8] including communist and socialist organizations; organizations and individuals associated with the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and others associated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Congress of Racial Equality and other civil rights organizations; black nationalist groups; the American Indian Movement; a broad range of organizations labeled "New Left", including Students for a Democratic Society and the Weathermen; almost all groups protesting the Vietnam War, as well as individual student demonstrators with no group affiliation; the National Lawyers Guild; organizations and individuals associated with the women's rights movement; nationalist groups such as those seeking independence for Puerto Rico, United Ireland, and Cuban exile movements including Orlando Bosch's Cuban Power and the Cuban Nationalist Movement; and additional notable Americans—even Albert Einstein, who was a member of several civil rights groups, came under FBI surveillance during the years just prior to COINTELPRO's official inauguration.[9] The remaining 15% of COINTELPRO resources were expended to marginalize and subvert "white hate groups," including the Ku Klux Klan and the National States' Rights Party.[10]

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover issued directives governing COINTELPRO, ordering FBI agents to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" the activities of these movements and their leaders.[11][12]