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OSAMA BIN LADEN exposé A FRAUD

Veteran reporter Seymour Hersh dropped a bombshell on the establishment this week in his lengthy exposé saying that the Obama administration improperly took full credit for the finding and killing of Osama bin Laden in the raid at the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. Hersh claimed that an intel source told him that Pakistan was fully informed and provided stand-off support and cover for the operation, which was likely true. Considering the extreme denial of this by the White House Pakistan’s role must been meant to stay a secret. But there is a larger problem that Hersh missed completely—that the entire raid was a propaganda stunt taking down one of the CIA’s Osama look-alikes not the real Osama bin Laden who had been dead for years. You can request a one-time free sample of the briefs by sending an email to editor@worldaffairsbrief.com.

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THE COMARADERIE BETWEEN THE JUSTICE DEPT. AND BILDERBERG 2002 & 2011

posted by askousen - Thursday, May 21 2015
Only a handful are aware of the partnership between the Bilderbergs founded in 1954, and the U.S. Justice Department, a camaraderie and partnership we will explore in the this column. Anyone who has done enough research about 'secret' societies cannot come to any other conclusion that their ultimate goal has always been to destroy our republic and drag America into their utopian nightmare of a one world government. In The Ties between the Katzenbach Memo, Warren and 9/11 Commissions we looked at then deputy attorney general Nicholas Katzenbach's memo to Lyndon Johnson's right hand Bill Moyers, where the deputy attorney general recommend: put J. Edgar Hoover's FBI in charge of covering up President John F. Kennedy's public execution. — Devvy Kidd/News With Views

BAKER IN IRELAND ATTACKED BY GOVERNMENT FOR HIS CHRISTIAN CONVICTION

posted by askousen - Thursday, May 21 2015
..In a legal opinion written for the Asher Bakery case by leading Human rights QC Aidan O Neil, he emphasizes the following scenarios as an example of what could happen if the McArthurs loose [sic], and cites the following: - A Muslim printer refusing a contract requiring the printing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed - An atheist web designer refusing to design a website presenting as scientific fact the claim that God made the world in six days - A T-shirt company owned by lesbians declining to print T-shirts with a message describing gay marriage as an "abomination" • A printing company run by Roman Catholics declining an order to produce adverts calling for abortion on demand to be legalized — News With Views

Military-Industrial Congressional Complex - No Debate Allowed

posted by askousen - Thursday, May 21 2015
...Ironically, a good deal of this "emergency" money will go to President Obama's war on ISIS even though neither the House nor the Senate has debated – let alone authorized – that war! Although House leadership allowed 135 amendments to the defense bill – with many on minor issues like regulations on fire hoses – an effort by a small group of Representatives to introduce an amendment to debate the current US war in Iraq and Syria was rejected. — Ron Paul/The Daily Bell

Domestic surveillance fate unclear after lengthy Senate talk

posted by askousen - Thursday, May 21 2015
... Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the most libertarian-leaning of the major Republican presidential contenders, dominated the Senate floor from 1:18 to 11:49 p.m. Wednesday to decry the National Security Agency's mass collection of phone data without warrants. In doing so, he highlighted deep divisions within Congress - and among his party's presidential hopefuls - over the program whose existence was exposed by former contractor Edward Snowden, now living in Russia. Paul wasn't coy about the political overtones. His campaign issued a fundraising appeal while he slowly paced and steadily talked in a mostly empty Senate chamber. It also told reporters that several conservative House Republicans were available for interviews after they sat a while in support of Paul in the Senate. — AP

Boy Scouts president says ban on gay leaders cannot stay

posted by askousen - Thursday, May 21 2015
Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the group's ban on adult gay leaders cannot be sustained, a move that could open the door to ending the policy that has caused rifts in the 105-year-old organization. [Ed: Time to look at other scouting options] — Reuters

David Cameron pledges to cut immigration, punish illegal workers

posted by askousen - Thursday, May 21 2015
...The new Conservative-only government will cut the demand for skilled workers from abroad and force banks to take action on the accounts of migrants who are in Britain illegally, Cameron said Thursday in a speech at the Home Office in London. A new taskforce led by him will hold every part of government to account "on our relentless drive to properly control immigration." [Ed: Many Britons are anxious to see open immigration policies cut back, but words are cheap. These proposals are extremely limited and sound more like excuses to impose on banks and business hiring.] — Live Mint

How China stealthily built a 'kill chain' in the South China Sea

posted by askousen - Thursday, May 21 2015
The last year has seen some unusual construction going on in the South China Sea. China has been building small islands from existing reefs with the purpose of placing military bases - including airfields - on them. These new islands will give China additional military presence in the region, and reinforce Beijing's claims on a region rich in fisheries and potentially wealthy in natural gas. The islands are in effect permanent aircraft carriers - on station 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. — The Week

Special Operators Are Using Rapid DNA Readers

posted by askousen - Thursday, May 21 2015
...On Wednesday, representatives from the U.S. Special Operations Command revealed that they were testing two rapid DNA readers in forward locations. The operators feed in a DNA sample, and the reader compares it against a database that matches DNA to identities. The machines weigh some 60 pounds, so they aren't small. And they aren't cheap: each costs about $250,000. But they can give a result in 90 minutes, a process that used to take weeks. — Defense One

Police chiefs group offers drone-use policy

posted by askousen - Thursday, May 21 2015
Model law enforcement drone guidelines: No weapons, limit deployment, keep them in operator's sight — UT San Diego

After boosting trade pacts, Hillary Clinton gets millions from speeches to traders

posted by askousen - Wednesday, May 20 2015
...In addition, the Biotechnology Industry Organization paid her $235,000 for a speech in San Diego, and the Advanced Medical Technology Association paid her $265,000 to speak in Chicago. Both groups have joined the broad ranks pushing for passage of the measures over the last couple of years. "I suppose that those in favor of the free-trade agreements know that when push comes to shove, Hillary Clinton is going to be on their side anyway," said Craig Holman, who lobbies Congress for the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen. "Providing her with a lot of money is one sure way to keep her in their camp. . . . That's how you buy influence: Find ways to hand cold cash over to the Clinton family." Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, has made the speaking tour a cash cow for more than a decade, and separately he made about $13 million, bringing the former first couple's total to $25 million from speeches in the 14 1/2-month period. — McClatchy News

Katie Pavlich: The protected, connected liberal media elite

posted by askousen - Wednesday, May 20 2015
...This time, it's former Clinton White House communications hack and current ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos. Stephanopoulos was busted by the Washington Free Beacon last week for donating a total of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation without disclosure to his employer or the audiences he serves. The revelation came less than one week after Stephanopoulos conducted a harsh interview with Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer, where he accused him of having a lack of evidence to support his claims that Hillary Clinton traded political favors for donations to the Clinton Foundation during her time as secretary of State. Stephanopoulos defended the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation and claimed ABC News had done a thorough investigation and found no wrongdoing - all while hiding his own donations to the organization. ABC hasn't announced any plans to reprimand Stephanopoulos - after all, he was just helping to protect the environment and fund AIDS research. — The Hill

Cancer charities allegedly misused $187 million for concerts and dating sites, U.S. says

posted by askousen - Wednesday, May 20 2015
...Law enforcement from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with the Federal Trade Commission, are charging Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children's Cancer Fund of America and the Breast Cancer Society and some of their executives with taking money that donors had given to help cancer patients and using it to on themselves as well as their families and friends. — Mashable

Staff quit Clinton Foundation over Chelsea

posted by askousen - Wednesday, May 20 2015
...Several top staffers have left the foundation since Chelsea came on board as vice chairman in 2011. "A lot of people left because she was there. A lot of people left because she didn't want them there," an insider told me. "She is very difficult." Onetime CEO Bruce Lindsey was pushed upstairs to the position of chairman of the board two years ago, so that Chelsea could bring in her McKinsey colleague Eric Braverman. — Page Six

Russia says soldiers captured in Ukraine are not on active duty

posted by askousen - Wednesday, May 20 2015
...Despite the Kremlin's staunch denial of active Russian troops in Ukraine the Russian defense ministry has admitted that the two men are indeed Russian nationals and have served in the country's military at some point in their lives. In video from Ukraine's Armed Forces one of the Russian soldiers says that just before he was captured by the Ukrainian side he tried to kill himself. — Ukraine Today

Rand Paul: I plan to do 'everything humanly possible' to try stop the Patriot Act

posted by askousen - Tuesday, May 19 2015
...He said he could demand 60 votes and not give consent to proceed - "that I will do, so I will do a formal filibuster." "Whether or not that means I can go to the floor - some of that depends on what happens, because - you have to get to the floor when the floor allows you to come, so whether that happens or not, I will filibuster the Patriot Act, and I'll do everything I can to try to adhere to the courts - the courts have now said the bulk collection of records is illegal," he said. "They should stop immediately." — Washington Times

Ukraine crisis: 'Russian special forces' captured

posted by askousen - Tuesday, May 19 2015
Ukraine's military says its forces have captured two Russian soldiers fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine. The troops were seized in the town of Shchastya, near the line of separation. A video emerged apparently showing one of the soldiers - which it said were members of Russia's elite special forces - saying during questioning that he was a sergeant from the central Russian city of Togliatti. — BBC

Stephanopoulos, ABC have not fully disclosed Clinton ties: Schweizer

posted by askousen - Tuesday, May 19 2015
...If Stephanopoulos had disclosed his donations to the very foundation I was there to talk about, perhaps it would have put the aggressive posture of his interview with me in context. But he didn't. And even though he has apologized to his viewers for keeping this information from both his audience and his bosses, there is much that Stephanopoulos has yet to disclose to his viewers. Indeed, far from being a passive donor who strokes Clinton Foundation checks from afar, a closer look reveals that Stephanopoulos is an ardent and engaged Clinton Foundation advocate. — USA Today

Wire-tap scandal brings thousands out against Macedonian leader

posted by askousen - Tuesday, May 19 2015
...Since February, he has faced a wave of embarrassing revelations against him and his ministers, contained in taped conversations that appear to expose tight government control over journalists, judges and the conduct of elections. Opposition Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev says the tapes, which he has dubbed "bombs", were made illegally by the government, part of a mass surveillance operation targeting 20,000 allies and opponents alike, and leaked to him by a whistleblower. — Reuters

Fitch downgrades Chicago but keeps investment-grade rating

posted by askousen - Tuesday, May 19 2015
...Moody's Investors Service dropped the city to junk on Tuesday. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services also downgraded the city this week to 'A-', which leaves a split among rating agencies: only Moody's believes the Windy City's $8.1 billion of unlimited tax general obligation debt is below investment grade. — Reuters

Republicans claim enough votes to pass fast-track trade bill

posted by askousen - Tuesday, May 19 2015
Top Republicans predicted on Sunday that both chambers of Congress would muster the votes to pass the "fast-track" authority sought by President Barack Obama to negotiate major trade deals, despite opposition from Obama's fellow Democrats. "Yes, we'll pass it. We'll pass it later this week," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with ABC. — Reuters

George Stephanopoulis outed as Clinton crime family operative, has financial ties just like Monsanto

posted by askousen - Friday, May 15 2015
Mainstream media news anchors just can't help lying all the time, it seems. Mere months after NBC News anchor Brian Williams was outed for utterly fabricating a long list of sensational news stories, ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulis has been exposed as a Clinton crime family operative who donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation and then deliberately withheld that information from his employer and ABC News viewers, reports Politico. — Natural News

Osama bin Laden was killed with help of Pakistanis, who held 9/11 mastermind prisoner at Abbottabad

posted by askousen - Friday, May 15 2015
Throughout his account, Hersh maintains, as many skeptics of the account have in recent years, that it "just made no sense that bin Laden was living in Abbottabad," a military stronghold that is home to the nation's equivalent of the West Point military academy, without the help of the Pakistanis. — NY Daily News

The Killing of Osama bin Laden

posted by askousen - Friday, May 15 2015
It's been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama's first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan' s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration's account. The White House's story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida's operations? He was hiding in the open. So America said. — Seymour Hersh/London Review of Books

The US Is Hiding Its Nukes so Poorly, It Undermines the Point of Having Them

posted by askousen - Friday, May 15 2015
...The problem, he said, is that U.S. nuclear weapons sites have moved little since the Cold War. Plans to create mobile defense systems that can be moved and hidden were likewise scrapped in efforts to reduce the U.S. nuclear arsenal. "We're just not hiding them," Fisher said, noting that even a hobbyist using Google Earth could spot most of the land-based nuclear sites in the United States. — Epoch Times

DHS caught busing in illegal Somalis from Mexican border

posted by askousen - Friday, May 15 2015
The U.S. is bringing in 100,000 Muslims every year through legal channels such as the United Nations refugee program and various visa programs, but new reports indicate a pipeline has been established through the southern border with the help of the federal agency whose job it is to protect the homeland. — WND

Syrian Conflict a Battle in Fourth Generation Warfare Unleashed by West

posted by askousen - Friday, May 15 2015
The US influential think tank Brookings Institution has confirmed that Washington and its Middle Eastern allies are behind the ongoing turmoil in Syria and Iraq, backing both "moderate" rebels and extremists in order to change the balance of power in the region, Tony Cartalucci, a Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher, noted. — Sputnik News

CONFIRMED: US "Operation Rooms" Backing Al Qaeda in Syria

posted by askousen - Friday, May 15 2015
The war in Syria continues to drag on, with a recent and renewed vigor demonstrated behind an opposition long portrayed as fractured and reflecting a myriad of competing foreign interests. Chief among these competing interests, the public has been told, were the US and Saudis on one side, backing so-called "moderate rebels," and Turkey and Qatar on the other openly backing Al Qaeda and its various franchises including the Islamic State (ISIS). — Land Destroyer blog

TPP Vote 2015: Senate Reaches Agreement To Move Fast-Track Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Authority

posted by askousen - Friday, May 15 2015
Senate Democrats reached a deal with Republicans Wednesday to move forward on U.S. President Barack Obama's fast-track trade agenda, one day after pro-trade Senators stalled the bill by blocking debate, according to Politico and Roll Call. In exchange for their support on a vote for the fast-track trade authority, Democrats will get separate votes on two related bills on currency manipulation and duty-free status to U.S. imports of goods from certain sub-Saharan African countries. — IB Times

Sen. Rand Paul Visits Secret Room To Read Obamatrade, Calls For Public Release Of Deal Text

posted by askousen - Friday, May 15 2015
an opponent of the secretive Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track the Pacific Rim trade deal Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)-went inside the secret room inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning to read the TPP text and told Breitbart News exclusively afterwards that he believes President Barack Obama should make it public now. — Breitbart

Senator Cruz Files Amendment to prevent Fast Track from Changing U.S. Immigration Law

posted by askousen - Friday, May 15 2015
...U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today filed an amendment to the Trade Act of 2015 to lock in assurances that this legislation cannot be used to change federal immigration law. — American Thinker