Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fantasyland Media:

Each week, we cover the stories that are just left out of the US propaganda machine. News that the people in charge, the corporations and your government want to keep from the public eye.


"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...
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.'
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.' "
-->Although the Pentagon is busy disclaiming this "training" as an aberration in military doctrine, the details are important for US citizens to know, if only to get a true reading of the war crimes being contemplated in our names. The NY Times, ever protective of the military-industrial complex, did not cover these revelations.
USA Today:
"WASHINGTON – A member of the House Armed Services Committee threatened an amendment to block funding for Pentagon propaganda efforts Wednesday, citing USA TODAY reports questioning their efficacy and management.
Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., called the information operations program a 'fiasco' and said contracts with the largest propaganda contractor, Los Angeles-based Leonie Industries, should be immediately suspended. Johnson also called for an investigation into reprisals against the USA TODAY journalists who have reported on the program, whom he said were 'targeted in a possibly criminal disinformation and reputation attack.'
' raises the deeply disturbing possibility that a federal defense contractor that specializes in information operations may have targeted American journalists.' "
-->American journalists reporting on Pentagon propaganda efforts being targeted by defense contractors? The story of this assault on freedom of the press was not newsworthy to editors of The NY Times.
This Can't Be Happening:
"A new trove of heavily redacted documents provided by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) on behalf of filmmaker Michael Moore and the National Lawyers Guild makes it increasingly evident that there was and is a nationally coordinated campaign to disrupt and crush the Occupy Movement.
The new documents...only 'scratch the surface of a mass intelligence network including Fusion Centers, saturated with anti-terrorism funding, that mobilizes thousands of local and federal officers and agents to investigate and monitor the social justice movement.'
...Tellingly, the documents also include a Dec. 5 copy of the 'Weekly Informant,' an intelligence report published by the DHS’s Office for State and Local Law Enforcement...(The report) led immediately to the wave of violent crackdowns. It was at those meetings that police were advised among other things to act at night, to use aggressive tactics and weapons like tasers and pepper spray, and to take steps to remove journalists and cameras from the scene of crackdowns.
The overall sense from these latest documents is that Washington and the DHS, along with the FBI, was the nexus of the crackdown, orchestrating it, encouraging it, and attempting to cover its tracks.
The documents among other things expose the massive hypocrisy of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party, which this election year have tried to co-opt and claim as their own the anti-fat-cat theme of the 'We are the 99%'-chanting Occupiers, while actually acting in the interest of Bank of America and its fellow financial sector mega-firms in trying to crush the movement itself."
-->Obama and the Department of Homeland Security in on crushing the Occupy movement? The NY Times would never cover a story like this. It's too revealing of the actual collusion between both parties, the corporations, and the massive national security state.

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