A cheap talking head on the Rachel Maddow show discussing the ‘fast and furious’ hearings said “Once you immerse yourself in this issue it’s like being on acid.” That was an insult to good acid, which probably can’t even be found anymore, but in a way correct in that the government and media are attempting to alter perception and create a reality that has little to do with what has happened and is happening.
The media is actually all on the same side and as they march along they have this Drill Sargent screaming left-right, left-right, left-right so that they stay in line and keep their respective talking points in focus.
Republicans pretend ‘gunwalker’ was a leftist plot to try and further enact some gun control. Democrats pretend the repubs and the hearing and contempt charges are just wanting to make Holder and Obama look bad in an election year. Obama invokes ‘executive privilege’ to protect internal discussions and deliberations and the spin and debate will continue until the public is tired of hearing about it and moves on to something else.
I can only speculate and ask questions but doesn’t government arms running and drug trafficking go hand in hand? Could it be that the real cover-up from both sides of the cesspool is to distract us from the fact that the U.S. government, CIA and accessories are the biggest dope traffickers in the world. This speculation will not be discussed on the nightly news.
Was ‘fast and furious’ set up as some sort of plausible deniability scenario in case the heavy duty big number gun running operations of the U.S. were found out? We supply the cartels directly or by proxy don’t we? What do we get in return?
I’ve wondered about the weapons found at the scene of the dead border patrol agent. Was it as simple as the shooter(s) ditched the guns so as not to be caught with the evidence or were they left there on purpose to point at the relatively minor ‘furious’ operation and keep us occupied away from the bigger suppliers? Maybe that’s going a little too far down the rabbit hole but rabbit holes do exist. Perhaps it’s as basic as a big screw up by the feds in one of their many little operations.
The U.S. government, CIA and military drug running have a long history. From Vietnam to Iran-Contra to Mena to CIA creation of crack for the ghettos to Afghanistan today the evidence is overwhelming. Few reporters are going to touch it. They remember Gary Webb. (The Dark Alliance by Gary Webb pdf)
As always when there’s big money involved, there are the banks at the center of the crime scene. The Mexican cartels and others needed money laundered and Wachovia gladly obliged.
A slew of federal charges filed in 2009 by Federal prosecutors in Florida hit Wachovia with the largest violation of the Bank Secrecy Act in U.S. history.
Douglas Edwards, senior vice president of Wachovia Bank confessed they didn’t do enough to spot illicit funds in handling the $378.4 billions for the Mexico’s Casa Cambios. But Edwards declined to answer specific questions including how much they earned for handling the billions of dollars for the currency operation.
Overall, the amount of drug proceeds ($378 billion dollars) that the CDC deposited into Wachovia Bank actually equaled one third of Mexico’s entire $1.4 trillion dollar annual GDP.
As part of the agreement Wachovia agreed to pay the government a fine of $110 million dollars with an additional fine of $50 million dollars to be paid to the U.S. Treasury Department. The total fine of $160 million dollars was less than 2% of the bank’s $12.3 billion dollars in profit made in 2009. By the time Wachovia agreed to pay the hefty fine, Wells Fargo purchased Wachovia during the banking crisis for $12.7 billion. Then Wells Fargo reaped a windfall from the government, a gift of $25 billion dollars of taxpayers money as part of President Obama stimulus package in 2009. more
Even the UN reported this:
Drugs money saved some banks from collapse at the height of the global crisis the United Nations’ drugs and crime chief claimed.
Antonio Maria Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told the Observer that there were signs that some banks were rescued by billions of dollars that ‘originated from the drugs trade and other illegal activities.’
He said he had seen evidence that the proceeds of organised crime were the ‘only liquid investment capital’ available to some banks on the verge of collapse last year.
Costa said that as a result, a majority of the $352bn (£216bn) of drugs profits was absorbed into the economics system, effectively laundering it. more
In an email to supporters sent right after his interview where he came out in favor of gay marriage, Obama wrote:
“I believe that in the eyes of the law, all Americans should be treated equally. And where states enact same-sex marriage, no federal act should invalidate them.”
In the interview he seems to embrace the position that “states should decide” and he hopes that they will all eventually come around to seeing things his way.
Contrary to Obama’s early position to leave medical marijuana dispensaries alone, which is a classic states rights issue, his administration has conducted over 200 raids on medical marijuana facilities in states where they are legal. Even one of the most despicable members of Congress and of his own party, Nancy Pelosi, has condemned the raids. It was just to appease her constituents but still it was a rare moment.
So it seems that Barry is going to pick and choose the issues that are states rights whenever and however it suits his fancy. Didn’t he tell us he was a constitutional lawyer?
It would be the same with Romney. On marijuana he said “Marijuana should not be legal in this country,” calling pot a “gateway drug.”
Along the same line, a bipartisan coalition of house members tried to defund Obama’s medical marijuana raids by attaching an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2013 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill. It failed due to overwhelming Republican opposition.
Most of those Republicans would be the first to tell you they are all for constitutional states rights on all issues but they would be lying.
For example, my own rep, Diane Black, said before her election in 2010 “We’ve got to give back to states the 10th amendment rights for them to be sovereign.” She voted no on the amendment to defund the raids. Doesn’t that make her a liar and a hypocrite? She wouldn’t be in congress if she wasn’t.
In Oakland there was insanity today.
“Mass fatalities” are reported in a shooting at an Oakland religious nursing college.
A sick SOB enters the campus and kills 7. Cops may have caught the shooter but it’s after the fact. The victims in the shooting gallery were unarmed and helpless.
Meanwhile across town, the feds, also being the sick SOB’s that they are, raided Oaksterdam University, California’s first cannabis industry training school. The victims in this were also unarmed and helpless. No casualties except for the Constitution and some green plant material.
“This is a calculated attack across the state on everyone who is trying to bring the cannabis industry out of the darkness and into the light,” said Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones. “They’re going after industry leaders one at a time.”
Travesty at two campuses. Both schools are very similar. They both taught people how to help others and become an integral part of the economy.
You can’t blame the local and state law enforcement for the killings with the information we now have, although it is convenient the shooting story buried the illegal fed raid one. The cops can’t be everywhere. But where are they for the federal medical marijuana ‘Stalinist’ purges? Jerry Brown could send in the state cops and tell the plutocrat goons they have no jurisdiction and to get the hell out of there and never come back. Oh yeah, the top boys are laying back and counting their federal bribes and putting a spit shine on their toys.
Speaking of toys and insanity, the Pentagon and one day the local arm of the police state are wanting nuclear powered drones that can stay up for months without refueling.
“Sandia National Laboratories is often asked to look at a wide range of solutions to the toughest technical challenges. The research on this topic was highly theoretical and very conceptual. The work only resulted in a preliminary feasibility study and no hardware was ever built or tested. The project has ended.”
Uh… right, the project has ended. If you believe that then I’ve got a building that used to house a pot college to sell you, a blood splattered classroom you can clean up and I’ll give you an old original piece of paper that is now worthless except as a fire starter for the cold and homeless.
Isn’t that what almost every politician and the big time religious ‘leaders’ are all about?
Early Obama body language.
I haven’t yet figured out why Pat “hero of hippies” Robertson has come out for legalization of marijuana but somehow I don’t think it’s out of compassion or logic. What’s next? He’ll come out against the current wars and wars to be? Maybe invite Ahmadinejad to brunch? Hardly.
Anti-zionist Christians are few and far between but do exist.
What is it about treason that the American people don’t understand? Leon Panetta asserts that his gang of war criminals have every right in the world to shoot first and inform Congress later and that is exactly what they are going to do.
The report that the US has offered Israel some super-duper advanced weaponry in return for it committing not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities this year reminds me of the deal with Iran that in exchange for money and weapons, Iran would hold the American hostages until after the presidential election of 1980. That sealed the deal for Reagan’s election and it looks like Obama thinks this deal with Israel will assure his re-election. Deals with the devil usually end up not in our best interests.
A little delay in the action gives more time for the bankers and their allies to steal some more. It’s all about filling the pockets of a few, isn’t it?
No, HR 347– Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 is not about planting flowers and mowing the lawn. Improving the grounds means another swipe at the First Amendment and using yet another law to keep pesky protesters away from anyplace they are not wanted …..
‘‘(1) the term ‘restricted buildings or grounds’ means any
posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area—
‘‘(A) of the White House or its grounds, or the Vice
President’s official residence or its grounds;
‘‘(B) of a building or grounds where the President or
other person protected by the Secret Service is or will
be temporarily visiting; or
‘‘(C) of a building or grounds so restricted in conjunction
with an event designated as a special event of national
Passed by the Senate and overwhelmingly by the House, if the bill is quickly signed by Obama, it will apply to the AIPAC policy conference because Obama and others with Secret Service protection will speak there and the Israel firsters certainly consider it to be ‘a special event of national significance.’
How this would affect Occupy AIPAC is anyone’s guess? This protest event is a glimmer of hope for those who still have any but as we do each year, we still have to question whether or not the organizers are controlled opposition. Top Codepinker, Medea Benjamin, makes some excellent points in her “10 Reasons Why the Israel Lobby AIPAC is So Dangerous” but she stops short of going all out in exposing the crimes and corruptions of AIPAC and Israel. It’s what the left gatekeepers do even in the face of a potential massive turning against jews. Still, if it wakes a few more people up and prompts them to do more research and speak out, it can have benefits.
This ‘grounds improvement act’ is also just in time for the G8 and NATO summits to be held in Chicago May 19-21. The powers that be are always eager to add new weapons of illegal law to their arsenal of repression. We thought the ‘designated’ protest areas were bad enough but perhaps we ain’t seen nothing yet.
This law does nothing but protect traitors and Washington is a cesspool of them with AIPAC’s “Treason Fest™” high on the list. Hats off to all who will sincerely stand up for justice and truth in our country and the world … no matter the consequences.
Zionism and NASCAR partner. The symbolism of going round and round in circles is not lost on us.
The America Israel Racing (AIR) team is asking for donations. You too can become an AIR head.
Failure of AIR to make the field at the upcoming Daytona 500 will surely be blamed on Iran. If an engine blows … yep, Iran did it.
Just like Iran is getting the blame for bombings in Bangkok, New Delhi and Tbilisi, Georgia when most of the awake world knows they all were just another Mossad event in this false flag season. A bungling Iranian bomber? Israel says they will ‘settle the score.’ The propaganda machine spins up and proclaims that Iranian attacks on US soil may be next.
The FBI, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice is sending out flyers that say many of us have “Attitude Indicators” that make us a potential terrorist suspect. It would be hard to deny that this indicator describes us well.
Conspiracy theories about Westerners (e.g. the CIA arranged for 9/11 to legitimize the invasion of foreign lands)
What? No indicator mention of Israel as an arranger of 9/11?
I don’t know why they don’t just come out and say that you are a terrorist if you criticize Israel, zionism and jewish criminal interests. It’s coming if things go as planned.
We often talk of how Israel and the ptb laugh at us and rub it in our face. Here’s another example:
Israeli TV Ad Spoofs Mossad Terror Attacks
It’s easy for us to make fun of the mind-washed NASCAR fans and Christian zionists who fall for all of the manipulations but the bottom line is that World War III is no laughing matter. Somehow we have to do something about it …….