Churchill : The War Criminal on the Bank of England’s New £5 Note

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Between 1940 and 1945, sixty-one German cities were devastated in a bombing campaign initiated by Churchill’s British government. Destruction on this unprecedented scale had no other purpose than the indiscriminate mass murder of as many German people as possible, regardless of their civilian status.

‘’It may be Inconvenient History but England rather than Germany initiated the murderous slaughter of bombing civilians, thus bringing about retaliation. Chamberlain conceded that it was ”absolutely contrary to International law.” It began in 1940 and Churchill believed it held the secret of victory. He was convinced that raids of sufficient intensity could destroy Germany’s morale, and so his War Cabinet planned a campaign that abandoned the accepted practice of attacking the enemy’s armed forces. and instead made civilians the primary target. Night after night, RAF bombers in ever increasing numbers struck throughout Germany, usually at working-class areas as they were more densely packed ”  – Angus Calder ‘The Peoples’ War’  (my italics)

”Hitler only undertook the bombing of British civilian targets reluctantly three months after the RAF had commenced bombing German civilian targets. Hitler would have been willing at any time to stop the slaughter. Hitler was genuinely anxious to reach with Britain an agreement confining the action of aircraft to battle zones” ~ J.M. Spaight, CB, CBE, Principal Secretary to the UK Air Ministry.


Dresden, zerstörtes Stadtzentrum

Dresden, Teilansicht des zerstörten Stadtzentrums über die Elbe nach der Neustadt. In der Bildmitte der Neumarkt und die Ruine der Frauenkirche.

DRESDEN : In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945, 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) dropped more than 3,000 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city. The bombing and the resulting firestorm destroyed the city centre.

Dresden was a cultural landmark of little or no military significance.

More than 23,000 civilians were killed.


Not his finest hour: The dark side of Winston Churchill

George W Bush kept a bust of Winston Churchill near his desk in the White House, in a crude attempt to associate himself with the war leader’s perceived ‘stand for freedom’.

However, Barack Obama had it returned to Britain, the reason being that Churchill’s government had imprisoned Obama’s Kenyan grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, without trial for two years and tortured him.

When the Kenyans rebelled against British imperialism under Churchill’s post-war premiership, more than 150,000 of them were forced at gunpoint into detention camps – later dubbed “Britain’s gulag” by Pulitzer-prize winning historian Professor Caroline Elkins, in her book ‘Britain’s Gulag : The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya.” She explains the tactics adopted under Churchill to crush the local drive for independence. “Electric shock was widely used, as well as cigarettes and fire,” she writes. “The screening teams whipped, shot, burned, and mutilated Mau Mau suspects.”

Hussein Onyango Obama never fully recovered from the torture he endured.

As Colonial Secretary in the 1920s, Churchill had unleashed the vicious Black and Tan thugs on Ireland’s Catholic civilians, and when the Kurds rebelled against British rule, he said: “I am strongly in favour of using poison gas against uncivilised tribes. It would spread a lively terror.”

When Mahatma Gandhi launched his campaign of peaceful resistance in India, Churchill said that he “ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi, and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back.” As the resistance gathered momentum, he announced: “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.” This hatred was murderous. To give just one, major, example, in 1943 a famine broke out in Bengal, caused – as the Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has proved – by the imperial policies of the British. Up to three million people starved to death. When British officials begged Churchill to direct food supplies to the region, he bluntly refused, raging that it was their own fault for “breeding like rabbits”.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/not-his-finest-hour-the-dark-side-of-winston-churchill-2118317.html

Thanksgiving : Re-Writing American History

Native American Genocide & Resistance

~VIDEO  from Media Roots / The Empire Files~  

Indigenous scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of an ‘Indigenous People’s History of The United States’, joins Abby Martin for this week’s episode of The Empire Files to give insight on the history and present-day struggle of native peoples.

Native society, despite pervasive mainstream mythology, was rich in agriculture and was advanced to such a degree that they were appropriated by colonialists. These civilizations were turned into slaves, bought and sold on the market and taken to work in mines and forcibly displaced so they did not have their housing or food supplies. The desire of the colonial forces was to weaken and control native populations so that they could occupy and control the land, and use natives for slave labour.

Dunbar-Ortiz discusses not only the intention of colonial forces, which included killing off cultural ties and languages, but how native people have survived despite widespread terror campaigns. Armed settlers had to fight against native people in order to maintain dominance. The Plains People, for example, had to endure a “food fight” involving their buffalo. The primary goal of a food fight was to kill off the food supply of civilians so that they starved or gave in to the demands of occupying forces.

Native resistance today has taken new, creative forms—aimed at disrupting normalized dehumanization by the military establishment, sport establishment and school industries, all of which carry names and caricatures of natives which are deeply colonial and racist: from things like Tomahawk missiles to the Redskins sports team.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Abby Martin break down the colonialist fabrications which have long permeated our history books and follow through with how we can join the fight to amplify native voices.

http://mediaroots.org/native-american-genocide/

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Hillary Clinton : A Verdict

hillaryBefore people get too upset about the defeat of Hillary Clinton, they should perhaps reflect on her record at the State Department – as a war-criiminal and corrupt enabler of the Zionist / Neocon ‘New World Order’ project.

Amongst other things…

…”She used her office to continuously aid and abet the genocide in the Congo, arming the Ugandan and Rwandan armies and the M23 militia now rampaging through the eastern Congo committing atrocities and mass-rape. She likewise consented to the demolishing of villages in both the Congo and South Sudan to make room for the mining operations of the same Canadian/Swedish company – the Lundin Group – that donated $100 million to the Clinton Foundation. She had UN Ambassador Susan Rice block and veto a UN report in 2010 that exposed the atrocities of those Clinton was arming.

She orchestrated, along with a cabal of other “humanitarian” liberal interventionists and Zionist/Neocons, the bombing and meddling in Libya which led to the arming of fanatic Wahhabist rebels and militias that have descended a once-prosperous country into civil war and plunder by vulturous bankers and multinationals; that led to the mass-slaughter of Bedouin and Berber tribes loyal to Gaddafi, to racist mass-murder of the indigenous Blacks of Fezzan and gangs hunting down Sub-Saharan African migrants. The war and economic vulture policies of her and others in Libya and elsewhere was a major contributing factor to unleashing the migrant crisis now enveloping Europe.

She ensured through her office in the State Department, that the Clinton Foundation’s embezzled millions that were supposed to go towards Haitian earthquake relief in 2010, were instead used to rig an election in Haiti for a corrupt local robber-baron and ensure her brother Tony Rodham was awarded a lucrative mining deal through which he can loot from already-impoverished Haiti of even more of its natural wealth while the Haitian masses continue to suffer.

She used her office at the State Department to ensure that her corporate friends at Boeing could sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia in December 2011, knowing these would immediately be used by the Saudis to bomb, strafe and murder thousands of Yemenis and to further wreck destruction of the natural, architectural and cultural treasures of Yemen. She likewise used her office to ensure there would be no UN censoring of the atrocities and human rights abuses committed by her friends the Saudi government, which funded the Clinton Foundation to the tune of millions.

She spearheaded a Honduran military coup that overthrew the democratically-elected Manuel Zelaya in 2009, and personally used her State Department via USAID to spend over $26 million on a propaganda campaign “Honduras Convive” meant to serve as nothing but a PR campaign to justify, hide and abet the atrocities of the new regime’s “security” forces against Hondurans, including indigenous activists, and which oversaw the huge spike in homicides.

She repeatedly used her State Department to aid, abet and justify Israeli bombings and crimes against the Palestinians in Gaza; she continuously acted like a faithful lapdog to AIPAC and Benjamin Netanyahu in subverting U.S. interests to those of Israel. (Not that Trump will be any different in that regard.)

She repeatedly championed domestic policies and trade policies that have harmed working-class communities of all races and inner-cities; meanwhile she was taking millions in stolen blood-money from her sugar-daddies at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, the same criminal banks that wrecked the economy, looted from other economies and now profit from the Dakota Pipeline.

This is without mentioning her use of the State Department to arm and fund the rebel groups in Syria that have led to and exacerbated the death and destruction in that country; or her use of the State Department to meddle in and subvert the political process in the Ukraine (not that Putin’s Russia is innocent, either); or as U.S. Senator from New York her support for the Iraq war, with the smooth transition of murderous PNAC Neocons like Victoria Nuland and Robert Kagan right into her State Department; or her infamous “super predator” racism and constant taking-for-granting of votes from Black and Latino communities, even while continuously pursuing the same racist economic and crime laws meant to target exactly those communities.

Those protesting and rioting right now because they are more concerned about Donald Trump’s words and rhetoric, but cannot find it amidst their crocodile tears and their myopic self-absorbed selective moral outrages to even have an iota of anger at Hillary Clinton’s track-record of actual murderous policies, are seriously indicative of some of what’s wrong with the state of modern America, and the bankruptcy of their own ideology whose outer rhetorical shell masks the inherent reality of their own paternalistic racism, “humanitarian” militarism and bourgeois trendy consumerism….”

(edited excerpt from an article by Brandon Martinez,  ‘Non-Aligned Media’)

Full Article : http://nonalignedmedia.com/2016/11/anti-trump-sjw-protesters-silent-clinton-crimescorruption/

#FakeNews

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James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong, at his restaurant in Washington, D.C.  

(Photo – Chad Bartlett, New York Times)


On Fake News :

I am not sure what to think, having read both articles below. What is the truth ?

Is the New York Times automatically the more authoritative source of information ?

Pizzagate Update 11/22: Does Norway Pedo Ring Bust Have Clinton Connections? (‘Desultory Heroics’)

”….Clinton was primed to win, and the fact that she didn’t (and is not directly challenging the results) is reasonable cause to suspect she may have been forced to stand down. The fact that earlier today Trump announced he would not be investigating Clinton gives further credence to the notion she was offered a “deal” (or ultimatum) by higher-ups….”

Pizzagate Update 11/22: Does Norway Pedo Ring Bust Have Clinton Connections?


 

This Pizzeria Is Not a Child-Trafficking Site (New York Times)

Worst Year Ever ?

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It seems to be the fashion, especially among the young, naive and imperfectly educated, to describe 2016, ludicrously, as ”the worst ever year”.

Even the latest TV ad for the de-sensitizing brainwash ‘game’ Call of Duty cynically makes use of this grossly flawed (and self-righteous) interpretation of events. Presumably the reference is to Brexit and Trump, two historic blows delivered by ordinary voters to the neo-liberal, corporatist establishment. Now protesters are on the street, ridiculously demonstrating – against what ? – absurdly, against the democratically-expressed dissatisfaction of austerity-hammered people !

What a testament to the efficiency of neo-liberal brainwashing it is, that well-meaning people actually feel moved to protest against, of all things, a predominantly working-class, grass-roots rejection of the kleptocratic elite’s globalist, neo-feudal agenda.


”Those protesting and rioting right now because they are more concerned about Donald Trump’s words and rhetoric, but cannot find it amidst their crocodile tears and their myopic self-absorbed selective moral outrages to even have an iota of anger at Hillary Clinton’s track-record of actual murderous policies, are seriously indicative of some of what’s wrong with the state of modern America, and the bankruptcy of their own ideology whose outer rhetorical shell masks the inherent reality of their own paternalistic racism, “humanitarian” militarism and bourgeois trendy consumerism.” ~ (Brandon Martinez, Non-Aligned Media)

Dubai : A nasty little theocracy in a shopping mall

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Sterile and morally destitute Dubai shows what happens when you chase money at the cost of all else.

A nasty little theocracy in a shopping mall. Towers built by slaves and vile consumerism…. Dubai is like a smorgasbord of the despicable.

Modern slavery. A legal system that jails rape victims. Ghastly bad taste. An utter contempt for the environment : a hideous fusion of hyper-capitalism and repressive theocracy.

It is also a warning to London : When all you care about is money, eventually you get Dubai…

‘Dubai on Empty’ :http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2011/04/dubai-201104

‘Who in their right mind would want to visit Dubai ?’http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/Who-in-their-right-mind-would-…


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Dubai and the UAE (like the other Gulf States and Saudi Arabia) feels no requirement to have humanitarian concerns for the unfolding refugee tragedy caused by imperialism in their region. They have bought the ”friendship” of the West with oil money in order to be left to run their countries entirely in the interests of their absolute rulers, the al-Saud and Maktoum families…..
‘Not Our Problem’ https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/not-our-problem/

Why Hillary Clinton Is More Dangerous Than Trump

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John Pilger : Why Hillary Clinton Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

”In the circus known as the American presidential campaign, Donald Trump is being presented as a lunatic, a fascist. He is certainly odious; but he is also a media hate figure. That alone should arouse our scepticism.”

FULL ARTICLE : https://newmatilda.com/2016/03/23/john-pilger-why-hillary-clinton-is-more-dangerous-than-donald-trump/


WikiLeaks Reveals DNC Elevated Trump to Help Clinton

The Democratic Party (DNC) elevated Trump and encouraged the media to legitimize him, so that Hillary Clinton could run a campaign of impunity and fear.

According to WikiLeaks : ”The DNC memo named Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson as wanted candidates. “We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to take them seriously,” the memo noted.

Clinton was widely presumed to be the Democratic presidential nominee long before the primaries began.  The media gave Hillary what she wanted; impunity for the corruption, lies, and deceitfulness rampant in her political record, and an opponent who divided his own political party while driving fear and anxiety into her own to the point where enough Democrats and voters would gladly vote for her just to avoid Trump becoming president.”

FULL ARTICLE : http://observer.com/2016/10/wikileaks-reveals-dnc-elevated-trump-to-help-clinton/

”Unelectable” : Jeremy Corbyn and the 76%

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People have a tendency to accept media opinion as public opinion and then repeat it as fact. So they repeat that Jeremy Corbyn is “unelectable”, simply because they’ve been told so often that he is. The truth is that in the new language of corporate power a candidate is described as ”unelectable” simply when it is found that he cannot be bought.
The establishment media also consistently repeat the fallacy that “the Labour Party needs to attract Tory voters back to Labour”. But this is not actually true, not even close. At the last election, just 24% of the electorate voted Conservative, while 76% did not. It is thus by no means impossible that Labour could easily win the next election by gathering votes only from the 76% who voted for other parties or abstained.
The establishment knows this, and they are running scared, so I don’t think they’ll be dropping the ”unelectable” mantra, – or the smear campaign – any time soon….