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Posts Tagged ‘national security

300 thousand US troops at 761 sites in 39 foreign countries

November 20, 2011

The United States maintains a military establishment far far far in excess of anything that could reasonably be called necessary to defend the country from any real threat to “national security” as that term would be defined by any other more normal country. The United States maintains 300,000 troops abroad at 761 sites in 39 […]

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mullen says US Debt Biggest Threat to USA

August 4, 2011

Just because there’s a deal to raise the federal debt limit doesn’t mean the United States is any safer, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen has said. “I haven’t changed my view that the continually increasing debt is the biggest threat we have to our national security,” Mullen said during a meeting with […]

US Special Forces warfare Geneva Conventions and UN Charter be damned

May 29, 2011

[Until recently, the approaches to warfare could be summed up as] the Powell Doctrine, the Rumsfeld Doctrine, and the Petraeus Doctrine. The Powell Doctrine is essentially conventional warfare a-la-World War II: massive firepower, lots of soldiers, clear goals. This was the formula for the first Gulf War, which, after a month of bombing, lasted only […]

Record Number of Americans Targeted by National Security Letters

May 8, 2011

The latest report to Congress on the Justice Department’s use of foreign intelligence surveillance powers has just been released, and it shows a truly stunning increase in the number of Americans whose sensitive phone, Internet, and banking records were obtained by the FBI — without judicial oversight — pursuant to National Security Letters. In 2009, […]

What TSA full body scanners, searches and patdowns are really all about

November 28, 2010

The TSA and all relevant officials tell us that they’re really for our own protection. But are they? In truth, the searches have virtually nothing to do with increased airport security. Several years ago, my four year-old daughter was pulled aside in one such screening because she happened to be the Nth person in the […]

Medal of Honor to band of brothers fighting America’s senseless wars

November 22, 2010

An extraordinarily brave American, Spc. Salvatore Giunta of Hiawatha, Iowa, the first live American to win the Medal of Honor since the war in Vietnam, said this after his heroism was recognized in a battle far from Kandahar, in the Korengal Valley three years ago: “These people won’t leave this valley,” he said of the […]

Why George W. Bush and cohorts should worry

November 12, 2010

In his memoir George W. Bush admitted that he authorized that detainees be waterboarded, tortured, a crime under US and international law. Where is the accountability for these crimes? Bush and other criminals will be brought to justice if the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) […]

Fulfilling Osama Bin Laden’s 9/11 Goals

September 11, 2010

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, succeeded far beyond anything Osama bin Laden could possibly have envisioned. This is not just because they resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths, nor only because they struck at the heart of American financial and military power. Those outcomes were only the bait; it would remain for the United States […]

Is Civil Unrest Coming to America?

April 16, 2010

Moody’s is a major ratings agency which performs financial research and analysis on governments and commercial entities and ranks the credit-worthiness of borrowers. Moody’s has warned that the US, the UK, Germany, France, and Spain “are all at risk of soaring debt costs and will have to implement austerity plans that threaten ‘social cohesion’.” Further, […]

Kissinger’s 1974 plan for Global Food and Population Control

March 29, 2010

On Dec. 10, 1974, the U.S. National Security Council under Henry Kissinger completed a classified 200-page study, “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” The study falsely claimed that population growth was a grave threat to U.S. national security. Adopted as official policy in November 1975 […]