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“Troublemakers” gather at the Ford Foundation

 

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many troublemakers in one place.” (Samantha Power remarks at the Ford Foundation 1/24/14)

Samantha Power visited the Ford Foundation yesterday to speak on foreign governments’ recent trends in repression. Actually it went beyond just speaking about that repression. She also tasked those in the room to rise to the newest challenges facing activists. She also brought the President’s blessing telling the group that he is “squarely behind” their objectives. Since the Ford Foundation is known to be so wildly partisan, the first question asked should be why a prominent appointee of the administration is making it a priority to have such an intimate engagement with them.

Secondly, Power is shocked that allied countries are becoming skeptical of the U.S. and NGO’s. But why is she shocked? How can she even be critical of their response? Samantha Power is one of the key players responsible for the overthrow (and execution by rebels) of Moammar Gaddaffi…who had done everything we asked of him over the past decade or so. In addition to the mess in Libya, we can quite literally point to any spot on the globe that is either currently in revolution or has had recent bouts of it and see Power and her ilk pulling the strings of all of the activist puppets. What is actually happening is that the current administration took no interest in diplomacy and decided to go an entirely different route. They decided to do “on-the-ground” diplomacy. This means that instead of talking to a country’s leadership, they instead foment anger amongst the activist groups. After seeing what happened with Mubarak, other leaders realized just real the threat was from activists working with foreign NGOs. This made them suspicious of everyone and in an attemtpt to prevent civil war, started doing what they do best…repressing every freedom and making every individual a potential traitor and saboteur. I’m not surprised in the least bit. Why is Samantha Power?

The State Department and NGO’s have been central to every revolt over the past 6 years; some had even been orchestrated through the State Department courtesy of the Bush administration. And here she is, with the group of “troublemakers”, wondering why foreign governments are now being repressive to NGO’s and activists. In a less serious world this would be comical. But in the real world where people die, the ends that activists and the State Dept are shooting for make all means justifiable. Power, and those who share her ideology, use diplomacy as either a last resort or as a crutch. They have chosen to lead their fight with the dirty, sneaky tricks first. Then when they are caught and pushed back, their response is that the opposition is refusing to engage in diplomacy. Power and the State Department have developed and nourished revolutionaries – even going as far as training them – and then pretend nothing has happened when the local government finds out what they are trying to do.

Instead, they claim that the governments they are trying to overthrow are not helping them along. And they are not awfully creative about masking it either. Think about Hilary’s “we got’em” remark regarding Gaddaffi; her excitement was barely contained. Regular spectators across America were totally confused by this. But not those at the State Dept. Even though they claimed that the Colonel was now a reformed and responsible world leader – cooperating on every level – Power and [Anne Marie] Slaughter knew full well that the goal was to depose him. If that meant running him out of his house so that thugs could execute him in the street, so be it. This is what they do to their friends. Those under Hilary are really just following her lead. For a better insight into how the Clinton’s treat their friends read Christopher Hitchens’ “No One Left to Lie to”.

It is impossible to do justice to the Ford Foundation in the space provided here. Anyone who does not know about this organization really needs to quickly go over the bullet points from either Horowitz’s Discover the Networks or our Kiwi friend Trevor Loudin. His site’s Key Wiki entry on the Ford Foundation can be found here or the main page in the side bar.

Power identifies bad behavior, indicts current Administration & Media

I think the irony becomes thick and stinky when it comes to Power’s bullet points on the core of their challenges. Since they are meeting to advance civil society, they must overcome the obstacles that are thrown at them. And, the irony comes fast. All of the things she lists as obstacles of progress to their definition of “civil society”, are things that our government has done to dissenters like the Tea-party, pro-life groups, and even non-profit nuns. So, here is the list of problematic behaviors of the government; things that Power says need to be changed in order to protect then rights of everyone and also to make progress towards a more democratic society. Trust me, if you follow the news, you are going to love the irony of her making this list!!

From her remarks:

“As we meet, democratic growth has stagnated and we are seeing a sophisticated, well-resourced effort to inhibit civil society’s right to organize, to speak freely, and to advocate peacefully for change. Many governments feel insecure, and so they’re emulating one another in the art of repression. Instead of best practices, these regimes are demonstrating – and sharing – the worst.

Some demand that NGOs be registered and then they delay acting on the applications.

Some impose overly burdensome reporting requirements.

Some use Soviet-style euphemisms to equate legitimate dissent with subversion or treason.

Some ban foreign NGOs from operating and then criminalize contact between a domestic NGO and a foreign funder.

Some use government-controlled media to vilify a whole sector of NGOs, such as those working on behalf of democracy, LGBT rights, women’s empowerment, or a marginalized religious or ethnic group.

Some see civil society as a convenient scapegoat, to be blamed when official policies fail to deliver.

And some governments simply arrest civil society leaders, fabricate evidence, rig the trials, and send innocent people to jail.

Within the past five years, literally dozens of countries have enacted new laws or regulations aimed at restricting the activities of civil society; just last week, the government of Turkey announced a plan to tighten controls on the Internet.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s parliament approved legislation that would restrict freedom of speech and assembly, constrain independent media, broaden the definitions of libel, and hinder NGOs that receive foreign assistance.”

Any of this sound familiar? And if these are generally a problem for equal rights, democracy, and prevent the civil society from operating correctly, shouldnt they also be targeted at home as well as abroad? After all, how can we bring the message forward into the world if we have not perfected it ourselves first?

**End Note**

Pat Read and myself have a nice background/add-on to the Power relationship to Libya, Egypt, and all things concerning propaganda and good old post-American leftism present in the administration. There are things that will blow your mind in that article. Like the “power of leadership” of the 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta. You would think that a prominent position in the administration would not use that terrorist as an example of leadership. But you would be wrong. Especially if you are talking to Anti and Post-American leftists.

One day I will actually take the time to finish writing the analysis on the entire situation in North Africa; start to finish, the interference of foreign governments and NGO’s. But if I had to summarize the entire cluster-fuck that it has become in a few words, I think I would have to focus on the ever-changing rules and goals of the key actors. After all, it is the only way that they can project success in this situation. While they stumble along and make mistakes, they casually throw out one bogus distraction after another. If they cross the line as far as their military operations they say “Well, we had to prevent the War Powers Act from kicking in”. bingo, any action justified. But before that, when they became repressive of sovereignty, they haul out academics who speak on the changing definition of sovereignty; how our digital age blurs the once definitive markers and boundaries. Its a mess. But for sophists, it is a dream come true.


Hamas names new leader after death of top loser; Israeli Ambassador Leaves Cairo

Raped by missiles–> Ahmed Jabari’s car. That will buff out; little bit of Armor All, some Tire Wet, and it will look showroom new (Photo Credit: Debka)

The top loser of Hamas was missile raped out of existence recently, (hooray) and has hastily been replaced. It seems that Marwan Issa is ready to expedite his martyrdom. From the blurb;

DEBKAfile: Issa, who is in charge of Hamas’s special operations units, headed  the radical organization’s military delegation which travelled to Tehran and Beirut in mid-September and signed secret mutual defense pacts with Iran and Hizballah.

If you havent added Debka to your list of sources and places to check in daily you should do so. You wont be disappointed. For example, were you aware that the Israeli Ambassador packed up and fled Cairo? I wasnt. Or that “Iran’s global cyber war-room is secretly hosted by Hizballah in Beirut”? Me neither.

Petraeus Update: Yesterday morning around 5:47 I received an email of a VIP Army ball list from 2011. It was labeled as “Sensitive-For Official Use Only” (FOUO/S) because it had the home address and phone numbers of high-ranking personnel from multiple branches of the armed services as well as intelligence agencies. Anyway, the file also confirmed that General Allen and Jill Kelley had attended the ball. Kelley’s home address was on there and a separate file contained the Google street view pics of her $1.4 million home. You can find info on the file and the home pics on my post on (CRO) Conservative Report Online here

Video of Jabbari strike

Dear Hamas, lunch has arrived!


Gaza Flotilla Footage, crew of Estelle claim IDF attacked them

Footage from the Estelle, one of the ships in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Coalition. Crew claims that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacked them. I have to say that if I was IDF and was boarding a Gaza Flotilla ship that I would have the last encounter in the front of my mind. You know, the one where the protesters made weapons like lead pipes on the way over and actually attacked the IDF forces when they boarded the boat. Anyway, here’s the updated footage from the Estelle. Notice the lack of “attack”? They must’ve turned off the video cameras. But I am sure the still photographs exist right? Umm, I dont think so. Everyone looks pretty happy on the officials site. Of course, I bet those cameras were turned off at the time of the attack or possibly confiscated…

 

 


Iran: UN, Netanyahu Warns World, Spokesman Beaten (NYC), Nuclear Smuggling Ring,

Iran is dominating the news cycle as the United Nations General Assembly meets in NYC. Benjamin Netanyahu gave what might turn out to be the last warning to the world before Iran builds a nuclear bomb. Supporting that sentiment is a story that somehow escaped the mainstream media that I did over at my new gig; Pat Read’s Conservative Report Online (CRO). Back in July the Department of Justice arrested two men involved in a “nuclear smuggling ring” aiding Iran; one is an Iranian national, the other man being from China. (other conspirators exist but have yet to be arrested).

And last but certainly not least an Iranian refugee confronted Ramin Mehmanparast, a spokesman for Ahmadinejad, on the streets of NYC and attacked him with the whole ordeal being caught on video! He is eventually hustled into a police car complete with women screaming as the attack escalates. Kick ass. Since President Obama wont take a stand against the Iranian regime someone on the streets of New York, during the United Nations meeting, felt the need to step up to the plate. And this is a small occurrence that can start a large war…

Netanyahu Warns Iran is Close to Making a [Nuclear] Bomb (NY Times)Drudge Report

Iran & China BUSTED In Nuclear Proliferation Ring: Obama, Media SilentCRO

Iranian Refugee attacking Ahmadinejad spokesman on the streets of NYC. via PJ Tattler

Both Angles available. First is Ground Level right in the middle of the altercation. Second video is an aerial shot

Ground Level – In the middle of altercation

Aerial shot of altercation


F*%k It! Even Einstein Gave Up on the Middle East

According to the UK Independent Albert Einstein’s letters, notes, and possibly some sexy private photos are going to be released. The Independent is reporting that even the greatest mind of the 20th century was lost when it came to solving the problem of Jews and Arabs living peacefully in the Middle East.

Rewriting most of physics with your new theory? No problem. Getting the most backwards states and territories to live responsibly according to the present century peacefully? Tough stuff.

The article is poorly written but if you hang in there until the end you’ll get the general scope of the thing. And you’re probably also thinking “Hey WTF? Why didn’t they give the link to the archives in their article?” Well, that is what journalists do. You’re supposed to trust them and their sources. That worked out just lovely during the 2008 election. Anyways, Einstein archives are here

If this thrills you and you are female please send boob pics to Dr Warbucks .If you are male and you want to send inappropriate pics please send those to my good friend Neal, he will love them.

Land of milk and honey...no solution


HOT MIC: Obama and Sarkozy caught out Trashing Israel at G20-”Liar”!

"I have to deal with him everyday" - Barack Obama 11/7/11

By now you would think professional sophists would learn to manage the small details of their trade but you would also be wrong. As Ynet has reported microphones were “accidentally” left on at a meeting at the G20. The “hot mic” picked up some interesting conversation that was meant to be private.

The private conversation begins innocently enough with President Obama “criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership” even though Washington had disapproved of the measure. But then it gets juicy when the true feelings toward B.B. Netanyahu are expressed in what Sarkozy and Obama thought was an off-the-record private conversation.

According to Ynet:

The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

Well, if that is how President Obama feels then maybe he should consult the State Department and tell them to halt certain programs. Earlier today the State Department announced that Hannah Rosenthal, the Department of State’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism , would be holding talks to help combat the global trend in the rise of Ant-Semitism. This topic is being addressed under the State Department’s “Conversations with America” program. So if the President is so perturbed with Netanyahu and Israel then why bother? After all, the DNC and the White House have thrown their support behind the Occupy Wall Street movement which has shown itself to be ant-semitic at its core. This also isnt the first time the feelings of the White House have contradicted State Department programs. Readers of this blog will remember the Sudan and the Child Soldier waiver from the White House and the State Department’s stance against the issue. AKA the Big Flop

 


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