Of course all of this is Pure speculation (ahem Theory).If there IS a war, or a preemptive attack by the West using overwhelming force… N. Korea could go down like Iraq (who also talked a big game before being easily taken out.) Our money is on an exotic weapon causing a catastrophe, which cripples the nation…. w/ No to little retaliatory response. CNN and the Fear mongering PTB have others theories below. For what its worth.
CNN’s Tom Foreman and retired General James Marks map out potential strategies if North Korea attacks South Korea. OK. For more CNN videos, visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/
Poll: 4 percent of Americans believe lizard people control world
Latest PUKE FEST (guilt by association hit piece) by the Daily Caller
Some Americans are batshit crazy, a new poll suggests.
According to a Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey, 28 percent of American voters believe “that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order.”
The poll also found that 13 percent of American voters believe that President Barack Obama is the anti-Christ, 14 percent feel the CIA was involved in distributing crack cocaine to Americans in the 1980s (A proven FACT), 9 percent believe the government adds fluoride to America’s water supply for “sinister reasons” (the other option is what? Stupidity?) and 11 percent think the U.S. government “knowingly allowed the attacks on September 11th, 2001, to happen.”
Perhaps most surprisingly, only 4 percent of American voters said they believe shape-shifting lizard people “control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies.” In the lead-up to November’s presidential election, a major satirical expose by Daily Caller editors Jamie Weinstein and Will Rahn, “The Lizard King,” revealed that President Obama himself was shape-shifting lizard man.
PPP polled a total of 20 so-called conspiracies, including on such politically polarized issues as global warming and whether the administration of George W. Bush misled the public about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction.
A majority of Republicans responded saying they believe that global warming is a hoax, while a majority of Democrats said it wasn’t.
A majority of Democrats said the Bush administration intentionally misled the nation about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, while a majority of Republicans said it did not.
“Even crazy conspiracy theories are subject to partisan polarization, especially when there are political overtones involved,” Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, said in a statement. “But most Americans reject the wackier ideas out there about fake moon landings and shape-shifting lizards.”
The poll also asked Americans about aliens, whether Paul McCartney is really alive and the link between vaccinations and autism, among other topics. (Question: IS water wet? Next question: Is Obama a Hermaphrodite? If just ONE person says Cousin Barry is a He/She… then water is not wet? Horrible survey meant to discredit facts and actual research… Now, back to “American Idler” and “Dancing with the Slaves”…)
The poll surveyed 1,247 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2.8 percent.
Fresh evidence has been revealed about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein’s foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction.
Tony Blair told parliament before the war that intelligence showed Iraq’s nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons programme was “active”, “growing” and “up and running”.
A special BBC Panorama programme aired on Monday night details how British and US intelligence agencies were informed by top sources months before the invasion that Iraq had no active WMD programme, and that the information was not passed to subsequent inquiries.
It describes how Naji Sabri, Saddam’s foreign minister, told the CIA’s station chief in Paris at the time, Bill Murray, through an intermediary that Iraq had “virtually nothing” in terms of WMD.
Sabri said in a statement that the Panorama story was “totally fabricated”.
However, Panorama confirms that three months before the war an MI6 officer met Iraq’s head of intelligence, Tahir Habbush al-Tikriti, who also said that Saddam had no active WMD. The meeting in the Jordanian capital, Amman, took place days before the British government published its now widely discredited Iraqi weapons dossier in September 2002.
Lord Butler, the former cabinet secretary who led an inquiry into the use of intelligence in the runup to the invasion of Iraq, tells the programme that he was not told about Sabri’s comments, and that he should have been.
Butler says of the use of intelligence: “There were ways in which people were misled or misled themselves at all stages.”
When it was suggested to him that the body that probably felt most misled of all was the British public, Butler replied: “Yes, I think they’re, they’re, they got every reason think that.”
The programme shows how the then chief of MI6, Sir Richard Dearlove, responded to information from Iraqi sources later acknowledged to be unreliable.
One unidentified MI6 officer has told the Chilcot inquiry that at one stage information was “being torn off the teleprinter and rushed across to Number 10″.
Another said it was “wishful thinking… [that] promised the crock of gold at the end of the rainbow”.
The programme says that MI6 stood by claims that Iraq was buying uranium from Niger, though these were dismissed by other intelligence agencies, including the French.
It also shows how claims by Iraqis were treated seriously by elements in MI6 and the CIA even after they were exposed as fabricated including claims, notably about alleged mobile biological warfare containers, made by Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, a German source codenamed Curveball. He admitted to the Guardian in 2011 that all the information he gave to the west was fabricated.
Panorama says it asked for an interview with Blair but he said he was “too busy”.
Revealed: Pentagon’s link to Iraqi torture centres –Torture centres set up with millions of dollars of US funding 06 Mar 2013 The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the “dirty wars” in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from [alleged] insurgents. These units conducted some of the worst acts of torture during the US occupation and accelerated the country’s descent into full-scale civil war. Colonel James Steele was a 58-year-old retired special forces veteran when he was nominated by Donald Rumsfeld to help organise the paramilitaries in an attempt to quell a Sunni insurgency, an investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic shows. After the Pentagon lifted a ban on Shia militias joining the security forces, the special police commando (SPC) membership was increasingly drawn from violent Shia groups such as the Badr brigades. A second special adviser, retired Colonel James H Coffman, worked alongside Steele in detention centres that were set up with millions of dollars of US funding.
US special forces veteran links General Petraeus to torture in Iraq 06 Mar 2013 (Video trailer) A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. Another special forces veteran, retired Colonel James Coffman, worked with Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been sent into Iraq to organise the Iraqi security services. This is an edited version of a longer film. The full-length film investigation about James Steele is here.
From El Salvador to Iraq: Washington’s man behind brutal police squads –In 2004, with the war in Iraq going from bad to worse, the US drafted in a veteran of Central America’s dirty wars to help set up a new force to fight the insurgency. The result: secret detention centres, torture and a spiral into sectarian carnage 06 Mar 2013 Retired Colonel Jim Steele, whose military decorations include the Silver Star, the Defence Distinguished Service Medal, four Legions of Merit, three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart, is not at home. Nor is he at his office headquarters in Geneva, where he is listed as the chief executive officer of Buchanan Renewables, an energy company… For over a year the Guardian has been trying to contact Steele to ask him about his role during the Iraq war as US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s personal envoy to Iraq’s Special Police Commandos: a fearsome paramilitary force that ran a secret network of detention centres across the country — where those suspected of rebelling against the US-led invasion were tortured for information.
MONDAY 2.25.13 – Jack Blood welcomes Podcast reporter James Corbett (www.corbettreport.com) Geo politics peratining to Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, China, Japan and North / South Korea is debated… also, What is Gladio 2? Updates on spying programs, etc… HOUR 2: Jack Freestyles on the subject of thought crimes and Forced drugging of mental hygiene crimes (pre crimes) in NYC + breaking news and various rants per usual.
Esquire magazine claims “The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden … Is Screwed.”
The story details the life of the Navy SEAL after the successful raid to take out the No. 1 terrorist, and it asserts that once the SEAL got out of the military he was left to fend for himself. “…here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation: Nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family.” Except the claim about health care is wrong. And no servicemember who does less than 20 years gets a pension, unless he has to medically retire.
Like every combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the former SEAL, who is identified in the story only as “the Shooter”, is automatically eligible for five years of free healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs. But the story doesn’t mention that.
The writer, Phil Bronstein, who heads up the Center for Investigative Reporting, stands by the story. He said the assertion that the government gave the SEAL “nothing” in terms of health care is both fair and accurate, because the SEAL didn’t know the VA benefits existed. “No one ever told him that this is available,” Bronstein said.
NOTE: Before being discharged from the U.S. military, everyone goes to a mandatory class called TAP (Transition Assistance Program), where service men and women learn about their VA benefits (what they are elegible for, and what they are not elegible for). It is also common knowledge in the military that once you get out, you’re on your own as far as ‘pensions’ go, unless you do your 20 years and retire. It’s very difficult to believe that a Navy SEAL from ST6 (the best of the best) did not know he wasn’t going to get retirement pay if he didn’t do 20 years.
And by the way, Esquire, nobody in the navy uses the word ‘pension;’ it’s called ‘retirement pay.’
There is a good possibility that the Colonel is operating for the Obama Admin. either to run a beta test, or to scare the public into a temporary “solution”. While we realize that this article carries some merit, we believe that something will be worked out with Iran so that they can remain the “Immanuel Goldstein” (Boogeyman) the west needs to demonize Eurasia. As we have said before; when Goldman Sachs leaves Tehran … Look out. ~ JB
NORMAN — Mincing no words, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson said, “We’re going to war.”
And that war, Wilkerson told a group at the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday, will be with Iran. At least that is the current path the nation is on as long as we refuse to engage in serious diplomatic exchanges with that powerful Islamic republic.
“The president has said it is unacceptable that Iran have a nuclear capability. He has said all options are on the table. That includes the military option. He has said he is pursuing the diplomatic track, and that is true. But the diplomatic track is sanctions. Sanctions. Sanctions, pure and simple.”
And sanctions, Wilkerson said, won’t work in the long run.
“If we’re not willing to negotiate, where does that leave us? It leaves us with bombing … we’re going to go to war. We’re going to drop bombs, and those bombs aren’t going to do anything but force the Iranian people to be more cohesive and force them to support their draconian government and force them to make a decision about making a nuclear weapon. They’ll go underground and they’ll do it.”
And if that is the path that is taken, he predicts they will do it in two to five years.
Wilkerson, a vocal critic of the corporate takeover of the government and wars that are waged to line the pockets of Big Oil and others, spoke to the group at a luncheon as part of a lecture series on U.S./Iran relations that is being hosted by the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies and the OU Iranian Studies Program.
Wilkerson, who served as U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff during the first George W. Bush administration, was the man who infamously provided Powell with the information that he presented to the United Nations Security Council in 2003 that ultimately led to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Wilkerson has since renounced his role in that debacle and has since been speaking and lecturing about the plutocrats and “military industrial congressional complex” that has taken over U.S. government and led to the recent wars this nation has been engaged in, much of them based on a need to control energy supplies.
“I’m not opposed to oil and I’m not opposed to gas and I’m not opposed to energy,” Wilkerson said. “But I am opposed to young Americans having to die for ill-advised actions that essentially are designed to do something about that, that could be done economically, financially, diplomatically, politically or otherwise and not with boots on the ground and not with boys and girls dying.”
Wilkerson asked rhetorically and who is doing the dying. Less than 1 percent of the population. And with the recent approval of women serving in the front lines, Wilkerson explained that the real reason is not an interest in “egalitarian instincts,” it is that the armed forces “can’t recruit enough men.”
As a result, the armed forces are strained to the limit and the top brass are looking at all options to keep warm bodies in their ranks as long as the U.S. government continues to engage our military in foreign wars — as we are with the ongoing “War on Terror.”
He said “women make the best soldiers.” Women come in way ahead of men on every level.
“But is that the way the country should be going? For those reasons?” he said.
The U.S. military is worn out, he said, and without a draft, their ranks will continue to be stretched to the limit.
“Thirteen years of war,” he said, “War that in most soldiers’, sailors’, Marines’ and Airmen’s eyes has led to almost no success ….” he said. “It will give you post-traumatic stress disorder. It will push suicide rates in the Army and Marine Corps to historical levels — levels we’ve never seen before.”
And now with the prospect of an attack on Iran, morale will likely worsen and the casualties will likely be far worse than what was witnessed during the Iraq War of 2003-2011.
Wilkerson said our interference and meddling with Iran goes as far back as 1953 when the CIA, led by Kermit Roosevelt Jr., and the British MI6, led a coup — Operation Ajax — to depose the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, thereby installing the “tyrannical” Shah, who was a dictator but brought stability to the region.
“One could argue forever if that was a good bargain,” Wilkerson quipped.
And since those days, U.S. relations have been strained and, at the present, are at an all-time low as that nation threatens to build up a nuclear program.
And while prior wars, Wilkerson said, had more to do with control of energy production than an actual threat to the U.S., the situation in Iran has to do with protecting our ally Israel, “hegemony in the region” and what nation will we support in that region — Saudi Arabia? Iran “and the mad mullahs”? or Israel?
Ultimately, the reasons for our concern about Iran are mixed, he said.
“It has nothing to do with a nuclear weapon,” he said. “It’s all about power. It’s all about power in the Gulf” and keeping the Strait of Hormuz open.
Quoting foreign policy experts who have said that a war on Iran would be “catastrophic,” Wilkerson said with a dark tone of sarcasm, “If you liked Iraq, you’ll love Iran.”
Upon hearing the set up last month – aka: “Assad has Chemical Weapons and plans to use them on his own people” etc… Most of us expected a scenario in which Syria’s enemies – via well funded foreign fighters would set off a chemical attack on Syria’s people to be blamed on the Assad regime’. This would be viewed internationally as an undeniable excuse to ramp up the war and take out Assad. For the children of course. This was the excuse (in the end) used to justify the war on Iraq.
What we didn’t expect was to catch the Powers that be with their hands in the cookie jar.
Recently, emails were discovered that appear to be damning, emails fetched via a Malaysian hacker which say that the USA is trying to set up a false flag attack on Syria and blame it on Assad and potentially the Russians. The correspondence exchange is via a British “Security” company.
The emails in this leak and files and information mainly trace back to two men in the Britam defence administration, one of which is the founder and dynamic director, Philip doughty and his Business Development Director David Goulding.
(Scroll down for more info on this “private” Company (Private meaning – plausible deniability! They seem to be at best – Special Ops Mercs for hire. Ala “Blackwater”.)
Extremely personal information such as a self complied C.V, copy’s of passports and more have been leaked from David and Philip as well as emails and other plans.
From a lot of the documents its very clear that britam is working closely and even offering types of training programs to the National Saudi Gaurd and some of its internal departments and specialist groups.
Company’s that have contracts with Britam range from a couple of thousand up to Millions of dollars and have been on going for some time now.
HERE IS THE EMAIL EXCHANGE IN QUESTION:
We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington. We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record. Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?
Below you find more information confirming the process of interception and details about Britam Corp. This story seems to have been scrubbed by the London Daily News (Due to Royal Pressure no doubt!) Thanks to Cyber War News for keeping it on the web.
In the hackers release note they made it clear they got the data from a Malaysian based server and from a chart found within this data its shocking to see that Britam is using the security of McAfee but is not implementing this on the said server which is listed as a mail server. (see pic to below)
Its also clear that Britam does not practice data security very well as they have been storing user credentials, network information in unencrypted formats.
Break down of each folder.
288 KB 2 PDF files and 1 email file.
File name: CV P Doughty CV2 091.pdf
CV for Philip doughty who is the dynamic director and founder of Britam Defence, currently resides in UAE according to his CV.
File name: Phil Doughty PP1 7200830372.pdf
PDF copy of current English, Irish passport for Philip Doughty.
File name: Sirian Issue.eml
Email between David Goulding who is the Business Development Director and Philip regarding a new offer about an operation in syria.
Britam is a broad-ranging risk management and training consultancy. We provide advice, services and training that enable organisations to pursue their activities while managing their strategic and operational risks.
What we do
We work with commercial and governmental organisations, providing services in three key areas:
Corporate security services
Police and Military Training
Health and safety.
How we do it
Our management team has a background in UK Special Forces. This ethos defines our culture. We challenge the status quo, while ensuring our solutions are practical, affordable and delivered to the highest standards of service and conduct. Operationally, we combine our experience and expertise in counter-terrorism, insurgency and other public security situations with keen commercial awareness and discretion.
Where we do it
With offices in London, Dubai, Singapore, Iraq and Libya, and associated companies in Abu Dhabi and China, we are on hand wherever our clients need us.
Oil and gas sector expertise
Companies in this sector carry out many of their operations in politically and environmentally hostile regions, where the protection of people, assets and reputation is a constant and ever-changing challenge. Britam’s proven track record and approach make us uniquely qualified to meet these challenges.
The Associated Press has confirmed what DeadlineLive.info has been reporting for two years: NORTHCOM and the U.S. Special Operations Command have officially announced the creation of a secret special ops ‘training base’ in Mexico.
According to information obtained by DeadlineLive.info, this so-called special operations training base is likely to be annexed to the ‘Ignacio Zaragoza Militarized Police Academy’ in Puebla. Another possible location may be in the mountainous region of El Capulin, near the town of Tres Marias, where two CIA Agents were ambushed by a drug cartel last year, possibly under orders of Hector Beltran Leyva -a disgruntled business partner of CIA cocaine smuggler Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.
A few months ago, DeadlineLive.info obtained information from a Mexican Department of Exterior source, indicating that both U.S. and Mexican Special Forces were already conducting joint training exercises in Fort Bragg, and even at the at the Balad air base in Iraq. This report was not immediately confirmed. However, the AP has now verified that this information was true.
By KIMBERLY DOZIER, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is stepping up aid for Mexico’s bloody drug war with a new U.S.-based special operations headquarters to teach Mexican security forces how to hunt drug cartels the same way special operations teams hunt al-Qaida, according to documents and interviews with multiple U.S. officials.
Such assistance could help newly elected Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto establish a military force to focus on drug criminal networks that have terrorized Mexico’s northern states and threatened the U.S. Southwest border. Mexican officials say warring drug gangs have killed at least 70,000 people between 2006 and 2012.
Based at the U.S. Northern Command in Colorado, Special Operations Command-North will build on a commando program that has brought Mexican military, intelligence and law enforcement officials to study U.S. counterterrorist operations, to show them how special operations troops built an interagency network to target al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden and his followers.
The special operations team within Northcom will be turned into a new headquarters, led by a general instead of a colonel. It was established in a Dec. 31 memo signed by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. That move gives the group more autonomy and the number of people could eventually quintuple from 30 to 150, meaning the headquarters could expand its training missions with the Mexicans, even though no new money is being assigned to the mission.
The special operations program has already helped Mexican officials set up their own intelligence center in Mexico City to target criminal networks, patterned after similar centers in war zones built to target al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Iraq, two current U.S. officials said.
Mexican and U.S. military officials played down the change, and it’s unclear whether the Mexican government will agree to boost its training. ”We are merely placing a component commander in charge of things we are already doing,” said Northcom spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis in a written statement. Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Department emailed a statement saying it had been briefed on the changes and had no further comment
The creation of the new command marks another expansion of Adm. Bill McRaven’s special operations empire, as he seeks to migrate special operators from their decade of service in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan to new missions, even as the rest of the military fights postwar contraction and multibillion-dollar budget cuts.
The new headquarters will also coordinate special operations troops when needed for domestic roles like rescuing survivors after a natural disaster, or helping the U.S. Coast Guard strike ships carrying suspect cargo just outside U.S. territorial waters, according to multiple current and former U.S. officials briefed on the mission. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the Pentagon has not formally announced the new headquarters.
The initial document petitioning Panetta for the command stresses the command’s role in military-to-military cooperation with Mexico. The document was signed in September 2012 by McRaven and Northcom commander Gen. Charles Jacoby. Northcom’s current special operations training missions are an outgrowth of the Merida Initiative that was formalized in 2008, to provide extensive military assistance to Mexico. The extra special-operations staff, including both troops and civilians, will help coordinate more missions as Mexico requests them, current and former officials said.
Pena Nieto is likely to welcome the continued training to help him build and coordinate the forces he needs to reduce drug violence, according to Rand Corp.’s Dr. Agnes Gereben Schaefer. “He has talked about setting up a paramilitary force…made up of former military and police forces, which he has described as more surgical,” than the current campaign by Mexican army and police, Schaefer said. He would dispatch the force into towns that have been overrun by drug violence, where police don’t have the numbers to fight it, she said.
Mexican military, intelligence and law enforcement chiefs have already toured the Joint Special Operations Command headquarters at Fort Bragg in North Carolina to see how U.S. officers coordinate efforts by special operations aircraft, naval vessels and air- and sea-based raiders, according to one current military official. A small group of top Mexican military and intelligence officials also visited the command’s targeting center at the Balad air base in Iraq before the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011, a former U.S. official said.
U.S. officials stress that sharing this expertise does not mean U.S. special operations teams will be conducting raids against targets in Mexico, nor will they be entering the country with their own weapons. Mexico forbids U.S. military or law enforcement officers from carrying guns inside their borders, with few exceptions, though American commandos have conducted training missions in the past, two current and one former U.S. military official said. They were speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the sensitive missions.