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Shaping Public Opinion Via the "Expert" Terrorism Analysts, Democracy Now

Published on Jan 13, 2015

http://democracynow.org - Who are the so-called terrorism experts? In the wake of the Paris attacks, the corporate media has once again flooded its news programs with pundits claiming authority on terrorism, foreign policy and world events. We discuss the growing and questionable field of "terrorism experts" with three guests: Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept; Lisa Stampnitzky, social studies lecturer at Harvard University and author of "Disciplining Terror: How Experts Invented 'Terrorism'"; and Luc Mathieu, foreign affairs reporter for the French newspaper Libération.

Superpower for Hire: Rise of the Private Military

Vice takes an unprecedented look into the shadowy industry of Private Military Companies. For the past two decades these private companies, like Black Water, Aegis and G4S have silently consumed military operations around the world, doing everything from back end logistics, protection of government VIP's and diplomats to actual combat duties. In this documentary we explore the origins of this industry, their rise in the war on terror and their future operations around the world.


Something to consider as POTUS plans to go to Congress to request wartime powers that do not limit turf to fight IS-IL.
Who is the enemy?

These private mercenaries are about profit with no allegiance to country. Who are they accountable to?

Obama Wants No Turf Limits????


Obama Wants No Turf Limit on ISIS War

President Obama has sent Congress draft legislation for authorizing the use of military force against ISIS. He has asked for it to be limited to three years, but with no geographic restriction on where the threat may be pursued. The legislation mentioned the deaths of James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and Kayla Mueller. In a letter accompanying the draft, Obama wrote, “Local forces, rather than U.S. military forces, should be deployed to conduct such operations.” His letter also states, “The authorization I propose would provide the flexibility to conduct ground combat operations in other, more limited circumstances, such as rescue operations involving U.S. or coalition personnel or the use of special-operations forces to take military action against ISIL leadership.”


As if we all haven't had enough of the MIC machine, do we really need another war with no restrictions, no turf restrictions, and it will not be fought by US military forces? But by "local forces"....who exactly will the US be paying to fight, are the local forces middle easterners or mercernaries? More "war time" authority...terrorism...churning out billions to the MIC, and the mercenaries...neverending war...neverending war time authority for unprecedented powers that began with 9/11/2001.

Who is the enemy? Who is IS-IL? And how do we tell who is who these days when mercenaries are fighting wars and stirring up trouble to incite wars, psy-ops and terrorism...huge paychecks for mercenaries with no allegiance to country.

Sheldon Adelson funding Bibi too...the stench is sickening. No wonder Boehner is hot for Bibi.

Over 90% of Netanyahu's campaign funds are from the US.
Posted by mother earth | Mon Feb 9, 2015, 05:00 PM (5 replies)

Noam Chomsky on secrecy, terrorism & Google.

What do the protests in Taksim Square, Google Glass, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the NSA have in common? Find out in this interview of Noam Chomsky by Laura Flanders. Plus, why we should study the Magna Carta. See more Chomsky interviews at GRITtv.org.
Posted by mother earth | Mon Feb 9, 2015, 03:56 PM (0 replies)
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